Fight For Your Field (2) ( by Fenny West)

Fight For your Field (2)

fight for your field2

Fight for your excellence

Fight against decadence

Fight for God’s pre-eminence

Fight for your resurgence

Fight when the battle is thick and dense

Know that God is your defence.

Put on the whole armour

You’re in a war

Fight for what’s worth fighting for

Take God’s power in store

Rise from the floor

Keep within the Law

Fight with everything in your bones

Fight even if you’re stoned

Fight even when you’re alone

For this field much has been sown

Draw strength from His throne

Know He fights for His own.

11 And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils. So the people fled from the Philistines.
12 But he stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory.
2Sam23:11-12,

12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
Matt11:12,

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Rev12:11

Eph.6:10-18

 

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Fight For Your Field(1) (By Fenny West)

Fight For Your Field(1)

Fight for Your field

To God totally yield

Know He is your Shield

The whole armour wield

To Satan never yield

Stay in your field.

Fight with God’s might

Fight for what is right

Victory is in sight

Fight in your night

Fight when it’s bright

Fight even if it’s tight.

Fight for your family

Defeat your enemy

Fight for your purity

Fight for your testimony.

Fight for your integrity

Fight for your unity

Fight with importunity

Fight with every opportunity

Know your God is Almighty

Know you’re destined for victory.

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The Church indestructible ( by Fenny West)

The Church indestructible

 

The hands and feet of the Almighty God

The Bride of the Prince of Peace

The Ambassador of heaven on earth

A composite of living stones

Light of the World, salt of the earth.

Rooted by God, can She be uprooted by man?

No! never, not in a million years.

Can man negate His word or divine plan?

Definitely No! It’ll only end in tears.

The Church will march on stronger

And stronger, rising higher and higher

Satanic obstacles will lead to miracles

Devilish barriers will bring blessings double.

Principalities and powers are under her feet

She shall not cower. There shall be no retreat

She was born to overpower, not for defeat.

She was launched to tower, ’Cos She’s complete.

She draws strength from the throne of grace

The brightness of her shinning comes from His face

She shall not tire or surrender in this race of grace

But be renewed in power, conquering all Her days.

Matt.16:18, Eph.5:30, Luke 10:19, Acts 8:1-4

 

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Be the Best ( by Fenny West)

 

BE the BEST

Be the best
By giving your best;
‘cause God gave his best-Jn 3:16
Jesus the First and the Last , the Best of the best
Be the best,
Not the rest.
Beat the rest.
Pass every test.
Stand the tempest.
Kill the pests
Employ your zest.
Surf the crest.
Let your potential manifest.
Stop being a guest.
Join in, give your best.
Make a divine quest.
Keep abreast.
Know the Best of the best.

See the light
Be a light.
Go in God’s might.
Be a Paul –not a Saul.
Insure your call.
Stand very tall.

Be the first
Beat the first.
Aim higher than the first.
Create a thirst.
Quench God’s thirst.
Beat the beast.
Rise from being the least.
Win the war.
Keep His law.

Like Joseph, be the best
Like Daniel, be the best.
Like Paul, be the best.
Like Esther, be the best.
Like Dorcas, be the best
Like David, be the best.

To be the best,
Wise-up first;
By putting God first.
Scale the crest.
Sit the test.
Pass, excel in the test.
Beat the beasts and pests,
Be full of manifest zest,
Take no undue rests.

To be the best,
Pursue, be on a quest.
Leave the feathered nest.
Work hard, quit being a guest.
Properly invest
In yourself invest.
In your future invest.
In your family invests.

To be the best,
Define your destination.
Deter all distraction.
Press to the end.
Never pretend.
Rise from mediocrity.
Embrace integrity.
Marry excellence
Pay the price for the prize.
Give your all, sacrifice.
Believe not the devil’s lies.

To be the best,
Get out of bed.
Be the head
And not the tail.
You’re not born to fail.
But born to prevail.
Let His word prevail.
Set your sail and sail.
Sour on eagle’s wings
Let His praises ring.
Leave a legacy.
Leave good history,
And a good testimony.
You’re born to win
And not for the bin.

To be the best,
Retreat to advance.
Finish very well.
On the past never dwell.
In His secret place ever dwell.
Every goliath fell.
Find financial freedom.
Find and keep the keys of the Kingdom.
Take complete dominion.
Be a champion.
Rise to a new dimension.
Turn your rejection
Into divine direction.

To be the best
Keep your head
Even when you’re ahead
Doubt your doubt.
Keep your mouth
You must be stout.
You must have clout.
Use adversity
For maturity and prosperity.
Use opposition
For progression and promotion.
Give divine love.
Always improve.
Shun not reproof.
Don’t be aloof.
Maximise your potential.
Fight not the unessential.

To be the best,
Value your time
Use well your time.
Know your purpose.
Pursue your purpose.
Know your reason.
Know your season
Make most of the season best;
With the currency, keep abreast.
Go from conquest to conquest.
Give your soul a feast.
Know that you’re blest
To be a blessing first.

This Ship Will Not Capsize (by Fenny West)

This Ship Will Not Capsize

ship in safe hands

   

This Ship is loaded with divine goodies

She will not capsize despite any winds

storms, rain, snow, hurricane, tsunamis

fire, hail,  blizzards, winter or summer.          

Her Captain and pilot is Jesus Christ Himself-

the Author and Finisher of her faith.

His everlasting arms are underneath

and He remains her stay and Refuge.

come what come may she will keep

going forward, from strength to strength

from faith to faith and from glory to glory.

She laden with the treasures of darkness

the abundance of the seas and

hidden riches in secret places and none

of her cargo will go missing or damaged.

she will not go under for going over

and it is not over until He says so. 

   

   

Calling All Mighty Men ( by Fenny West)

Calling All Mighty Men

Calling Mighty Men, those who taken a back seat; those who say,”I am tired- tired of the fight  therefore, I retire.”

Come and you will be rekindled.

Come and you will be recharged.

Come and you will be relaunched.

Come for a new visitation and unction for progression, propagation and promotion. (Luke19:37-44)

It’s time to be afire again for God..

It’s not  time to retire.

 

Come and rekindle your desire for the things of God.

  Throw away the denominational dry bones and traditions of men. (Matt7:7-13)

Ditch the cultural weights that so easily  beset and derail.

Latch onto the pure and unadulterated word of God that is able to establish and build you up and give you an inheritance amongst the sanctified. (Acts20:32)

Go for the gold of God. Fight the good fight of faith. (1Tim6:12)

See, there is a lot of land remaining to be conquered. ( Josh1:2-3)

See  there is much work to be done.

See, the fields are already white, ready for  harvest. ( John9:34-35)

See  the time is nigh for the former and latter rain in the first month. (Joel2:23)

See the clouds are full, ready to empty themselves as rain.( Eccle11:3)

What was sown in years shall now be reaped with joy. Those who  went out weeping, bearing precious seeds, shall doubtless return, with a great harvest. (Ps126:6)

Calling Mighty men, like the mighty men of David. Men who knew their purpose, men who were professional, proficient and efficient- Men of timber and calibre; Men who were renowned; Men of Substance.

David’s Mighty Men
11And after him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines had banded together near a field full of lentils, Israel’s troops fled from them. 12 But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field, defended it, and struck down the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory. 

David Destroys the Amalekites
17And David struck them down from twilight until the evening of the next day. Not a man escaped, except four hundred young men who fled, riding off on camels. 18So David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives. 19Nothing was missing, young or old, son or daughter, or any of the plunder the Amalekites had taken. David brought everything back.…

Calling Mighty  men, those playing dead. I will bring you out of your graves to fulfil vision. Because I am the resurrection and the life. And he who believes in Me, even though he dies, yet shall he live. Son of man, shall these bones live? (John11:25)

Son of man, it’s not over until I say so. When they write you off, I will write you in. For I will do a new thing in your life and many will see and fear and put their trust in Me. You shall be a reference point, a sign post of significance for posterity. You shall break all records and be a pace-setter in your generation, as I give you double for your trouble.

Calling mighty men, near and far. Come, no matter how far flung. Come, if it is well with you. There are others you can help. Your life can touch other men and raise them from the gutter of life.

Come, if you are short-changed. God will fight for you and you will hold your peace. Come, if you’re ostracised and you will be brought into a warm, godly and holy fold.

Come, and rise to a new dimension-your rightful place in the plan and purpose of God. Come and be honed to fulfil vision.

Paul refused to be derailed by adverse circumstances. He stood the test of time and finished well. You too can.

22 And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there,
23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me.
24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

Striving for a Crown

24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.
27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

Nehemiah withstood fierce opposition and and adversity until he finished rebuilding the broken down wall of Jerusalem. You too can.

The Wall Completed

Nehemiah 6: Conspiracy Against Nehemiah
1 Now it happened when Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall, and that there were no breaks left in it (though at that time I had not hung the doors in the gates),
2 that Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together among the villages in the plain of Ono.” But they thought to do me harm.
3 So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?”
4 But they sent me this message four times, and I answered them in the same manner.
15 So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days.

You too can complete your assignment. In Jesus Name, Amen.

How Do You See ( Fenny West)

How Do You See

https://youtu.be/hqHlIRZnF38

What we take for granted
Is longed for by many.
O that we would be grateful,
Count all our blessings,
Name them one by one,
Give glory to the Holy One,
For His love, goodness and kindness.

When you see through the eyes of God,
You will be greeted with such joy, awe,
Dumbfounded, exhilarated and elated.

Lord, help me to see through Your eyes.

Decision Determines Destiny(2) ( by Fenny West)

Decision Determines Destiny

 

Decision Determine Destiny

Make the right choices

Choices carry consequences.

Lay aside worldly wisdom

Choose wisdom that is from above.

Set your heart on things above.

Walk in the spirit

Be led by the spirit

Debunk the lust of the flesh.

“There is a way that seems right to a man

But in the end, it leads to death.”

Don’t follow the “boys”

When you have become a man.

Don’t be a mere man 

When you have become 

an extraordinary man.

Do not become a peasant 

When you have been made

A priest and King,

God’s masterpiece and ambassador,

Created for good works, a living stone

An instrument of righteousness.

Yes, you are in the world

But you are a citizen of heaven.

You are not of this world.

Know who you are in Christ,

And be not conformed to the world.

When you come to the crossroad

Choose the Way of the Cross.

Do what Jesus would do.

Choose what Jesus would choose.

When there is a struggle between

The flesh and the spirit 

Let the dead man be a dead man.

You are chosen, sanctified, set apart

A vessel of honour, for the Master’s use.

Never follow the Jones,

But follow the Holy Spirit.

Achan made a bad choice

And that choice brought judgments

Not just for him but his household.

Solomon made bad choice and

It led him astray, his heart was stolen.

Samson made a bad choice

And did not fulfill his destiny.

King Saul made bad choices

And forfeited his dynasty.

Jesus made a good choice

And fulfilled His destiny.

Paul made a good choice

and fulfilled his destiny.

Peter made a good choice

And fulfilled his destiny

Timothy made a good choice

And fulfilled his ministry.

Nehemiah followed God’s leading

And went back home to fulfill his ministry.

As many as are Spirit-led,

They are born of the spirit;

They are the sons of God;

They are the New Creation;

They are of the household of faith;

They are a seed of Abraham;

They are the sons of promise like Isaac;

They are the ones that please God;

They are the ones who live by the Spirit

And do not fulfill the lust if the flesh.

Be like Abraham

Who left his comfort zone

When God called him

To a place Unknown.

He looked for a city 

Whose Maker and  Builder is God.

Be like David,

A man after the heart of God.

Be like Esther

Who rose to the occasion

To fulfill her destiny 

Rather than hide in the palace

And say, “It’s not my business.”

Follow Moses and debunk 

Any passing sinful pleasure;

Refusing to be called

The son of Pharaoh’s daughter.

Because of his godly choices

He fulfilled his destiny.

Be like Joshua and Caleb 

And take sides with God

No matter what you see.

If God said it, that settles it.

Be Like Ruth who will not look back,

But pressed on to clinch the best of God-

A lineage with the King of kings

Prince of Peace and Lord of lords.

Be like Daniel and friends

who would not defile themselves,

But wedded themselves to God and His best.

God honoured them and made them the best of the best.

On the day of reckoning 

They were ten times better than their peers.

And when tempted to worship another god,

They refused to compromise,

Even when their lives were on the line.

God vindicated them and promoted them.

Daniel refused to compromise his prayer life,;

Even when his life was in danger

So no lion could harm him.

Because he trusted in the Lion of Judah.

God promoted him; made him the best in the land.

Be a Joseph who gave his best

Regardless of his plight;

Refused to compromise his purity

Regardless of the ploy of the enemy.

He cared for others despite his incarceration

And rose from being a prisoner into a Prime Minister.

Decision determines destiny.

Choices carry consequences.

24   By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,

25   choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,

Heb11:24-25

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.

14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.

15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.

16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James3:13-18

I I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”fn

20 ¶ Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

…the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.25

1Cor1:19-21,25

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,

But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Prov1:7,

27   Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

28   Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.

29   The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”

30   Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

31   But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”

32   And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.

33   There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

Num13:27-33

       But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;

7     and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.

8     If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’

9     Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.”

Num14:6-9

3     Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’ “

9     But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were unwilling to utterly destroy them. But everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed. 1Sam15:3,9

Judges 14: Samson’s Philistine Wife

1     Now Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

2     So he went up and told his father and mother, saying, “I have seen a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, get her for me as a wife.”

3     Then his father and mother said to him, “Is there no woman among the daughters of your brethren, or among all my people, that you must go and get a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” And Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for she pleases me well.”

1Sam14:1-3

5     For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

6     For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7     Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.

8     So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9     But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

10   And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11   But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Sonship Through the Spirit

12   Therefore, brethren, we are debtors — not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

13   For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

14   For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.Rom8:5-14

Col3:1-3, Ruth1:16-17, Heb12:1-2, 1Cor10:13,Eph4:26-27,Heb11:8, 10,13,17,24-25 Gen22:8,Matt4:1-10, -16:21-23,Esth4:8-16:Neh2:2-9,-6:16, 1kings12:8, Dan1:8, 20-3:16-18,25-30, Dan6:10,18-23,1Cor10:13,Jam1:2-4, 1Pet1:6-7, John16:33

Learn the Lesson of Forty ( by Fenny West)

Learn the Lesson of Forty

   

Noah was in the ark and rain fell

for forty days and forty nights.

It was a test for Noah

who must have wondered,

“Has God forgotten us here?”

But the time came and the water assuaged

and he saw dry land.

God does not forget.

 

For forty years they wandered

In the wilderness

To get Egypt out of them

It was a test that only a few passed.

The Red Sea was a test which they failed.

But God was merciful. and the crossed over.

  

 

  

Moses left for forty days

It was a test but the people failed

They made idols and worshiped them

Thinking Moses had overstayed.

They courted God displeasure.

 

Learn the Lesson of Forty

  

Twelve spies were sent to spy

The Promised Land, the Land flowing

With milk and honey.

They went for forty days.

It was another test

But unbeknown to them.

Only Joshua and Caleb passed the test.

The rest flunked it with distinction.

They preferred Egypt, bondage, slavery…

They spouted an evil report

That was beyond imagination.

They saw through the enemy’s eyes

Rather through the eyes of God.

The exaggerated the negative,

spread doom and gloom.

They made the heart of the people melt;

Made the majority wail, lament

 Dispirited, depressed and desperate.

 

27 Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
28 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.
29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”

31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”
32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.
33 There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

How did Joshua and Caleb pass the test?

30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” Num13:

6 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;

7 and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.
8 If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’
9 Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.” Num14:6-9

And when it was time to distribute the Land, Caleb did not forget what God had promised him 45 five years previously. He maintained his confession and reminded Joshua what God had said:

“You know the word which the LORD said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea.
7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.
8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
9 So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.’
10 And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.
11 As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.
12 Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said.”
13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance.
14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.(Josh14:6-14)

 

 

Learn the Lesson of Forty

Goliath came and tested Israel for forty days.

The soldiers including King Saul

Quaked in their boots.

They were hopeless and hapless.

They saw no way out.

Fear gripped them, emasculated them

And almost strangulated them.

It was a test they failed until David showed up.

 

 

David had a different spirit.

He knew who he was.

He knew he had a covenant with God.

He knew God was with him.

He knew Goliath was uncircumcised.

And hence vulnerable.

He knew it was a test

And was determined to pass the test.

“Who is this uncircumcised Philistine

 to defy the armies of the living God?

 “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
46 This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
47 Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.”

David used what he had

and spoke what God said about him and won.

He used his sling and stone

And soon Goliath was toast,

He bit the dust.

 

David turned the light of Israel on

When he cut off the head of Goliath

Just like he had said.

God fought for him because he took sides with God

 and saw through God’s eyes.

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Thank God for Jesus, our heavenly David

God’s beloved Son.

He was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit

where He was tempted by the devil for forty days.

But He knew the end from the beginning.

He knew it was a test

and He passed His test with flying colours:

“Man shall not live by bread alone

but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

Thou shalt not tempt the Lord your God.

Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve.”

 

He whipped the devil, left right and centre and passed the test for us.

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Forty days after He rose, He ascended to heaven. The disciples were tested sore. They went into hiding, afraid of their lives. Jesus appeared to them after He rose from the dead- three days after His death, just like He had said. He appeared to them at various times for forty days, when He ascended. And ten days later, the Holy Spirit came and now indwells those who received Him.

This is why we will not fail. Because it is not by might nor by power but by the Holy Spirit.

The Comforter- Another One like Jesus- is inside of us.

He is the Standby, the Strengthener, the Advocate, the Helper, the Intercessor, the Teacher, and the Guide. He is the Greater One who dwells in us. Through Him, we are overcomers, more than conquerors. He gives us the advantage, any day, anytime, anywhere.

Thanks be to God who always causes us to pass any test and triumph through our tests.

 

When you are hard-pressed, know that you will not be crushed. and when perplexed, be not in despair or despondent or depressed. when you are persecuted, you are not abandoned. He said I will never leave you nor forsake you until the end of the age.

Through your tests, testimonies will abound. When you are knocked down, know that you are not knocked out. you are still in the race. Press on for the mark of the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus. Always look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith.

Say to yourself, ” No temptation has come to me but that which is common to man. And God is faithful who will also through the temptation, make a way of escape, that I will be able to bear.”

Remember, Job was also tested and in the end, we know:

10 And the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11 Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the LORD had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.
12 Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
13 He also had seven sons and three daughters.
14 And he called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch.
15 In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.
16 After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations.
17 So Job died, old and full of days.

He also said:25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; Job19:25

… I will wait, Till my change comesJob14:14

10 But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
Job23:10 29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person. Glory!

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Shake It Off and Move On ( by Fenny West)

Shake it off and Move on

And let nothing stop you

For the high calling press on

The Greater One is in You.

My friend, refuse to be stalled

When you come to Bacca Valley.

Jericho may be fortified with walls

Yet awaiting you is great victory.

You may have been bitten in Malta 

On your way to greater glory-Rome

But the coming glory surely is better

God’s power and glory has now come.

Shake it off and move on, Son

Go from strength to strength

For the Kingdom, shine and burn

Because the Lord is your light  and strength.

Shake off every disappointment 

Make it a divine appointment 

Receive the Spirit’s empowerment 

Use fully His all- surpassing endowment.

Saint of God, Shake it off and move on

Know beyond doubt, Moses, is dead

No need to continue to mourn

Arise and shine, leave the land of the dead.

 

Shake It Off and Step On It

 

 A story is told of a donkey that was considered in its “last leg of life”. It was old seemed of little use. Whilst grazing however, it fell into a disused well. 

Someone came up with a cruel idea that there was no point rescuing the donkey so they decide to bury it alive. They took shovels and started throwing down debris on the donkey. The donkey that was in distress after falling into the well suddenly felt earth landing obits back. It was horrified that it was being buried alive. It got a revelation from the blue: Shake it off! It simply kept shaking off the debris and stepping on it. Those trying to bury it alive were awestruck as the donkey kept shaking the debris off and stepping up and up until it was set free to live again. Alleluia!

Who is trying to bury you alive?

Who is throwing debris on you and saying it is over for ? Shake it off and move on.

Who says your dream is dead. Remember Jesus is the resurrection and the life.

 

Joshua Moved on after the death of Moses

 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying:

2 “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel.

3 “Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. Joshua1:1-3

 David Moved on after his son died

David therefore pleaded with God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground.

17 So the elders of his house arose and went to him, to raise him up from the ground. But he would not, nor did he eat food with them.

18 Then on the seventh day it came to pass that the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead. For they said, “Indeed, while the child was alive, we spoke to him, and he would not heed our voice. How can we tell him that the child is dead? He may do some harm!”

19 ¶ When David saw that his servants were whispering, David perceived that the child was dead. Therefore David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” And they said, “He is dead.”

20 ¶ So David arose from the ground, washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he went to his own house; and when he requested, they set food before him, and he ate.

21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive, but when the child died, you arose and ate food.”

22 ¶ And he said, “While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who can tell whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’

23 “But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”

24 ¶ Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her and lay with her. So she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. Now the LORD loved him,

 

Paul Moved On 

He was a murderer of many believers but had to put the past behind him.

For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.

14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

15 ¶ But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace,

Gal1:13-15

 

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Phil3:12-14

 

On his mission to Rome, Paul was shipwrecked and after surviving that with others they landed on the island of Malta. There he and others warmed themselves in a fire they had made from branches of wood they had gathered. Suddenly, as they warmed themselves a deadly snake rose out of the fire and fastened itself on Paul’s hand. It remained clinging on after biting him. People were flabbergasted and looked on. Some began to wonder how evil he must be to have survived a shipwreck and then be attacked by deadly snake. 

Paul simply shook it off. They were expecting him to fall down and die. However when nothing happened to him they changed their tune and began to say, he must be a god.

Now when they had escaped, they then found out that the island was called Malta.

2 And the natives showed us unusual kindness; for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold.

3 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand.

4 So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.”

5 But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.

6 However, they were expecting that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had looked for a long time and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.

You and I on the road to our vision and mission- doing what we are called to do will be challenged by seeming setbacks and attacks but we must not allow them to stop us from moving forward. You and I have the Greater on living on the inside of us. If God be for us, who can be against us. Thanks be to God who always gives us the victory. Shake that snake off and move on. Shake that disappointment off and move on. Shake that disdain off and march on. Shake that past Waterloo off and press on. Even if sin that you committed, confess it and forsake it by the power of the spirit and forgive yourself and move on.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.1John1:9

14 “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2Chro7:14

 

Naomi Moved on

She had lost her husband and two sons in a foreign land they had migrated to, thinking it was a greener pasture. But news came that God was blessing her people back home. She had to decide to go back home even though she had had a great loss.

She went back home with Ruth, her daughter-in-law. They started from a humble beginnings till God turned their table around into a place of abundance. Through Ruth, marrying Boaz, Naomi not only had a consolation and restoration but a grand son who had a direct lineage to  the Saviour of the World. What a blessing from moving on!

Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband.

6 ¶ Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the LORD had visited His people by giving them bread.

7 Therefore she went out from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.Ruth1:5-7

¶ So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife; and when he went in to her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bore a son.

14 Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a close relative; and may his name be famous in Israel!

15 “And may he be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, who is better to you than seven sons, has borne him.”

16 Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her bosom, and became a nurse to him.

17 Also the neighbor women gave him a name, saying, “There is a son born to Naomi.” And they called his name Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David.Ruth4:13-17

 

Peter Moved On

He was a disciple who thought he was a champion disciple that would be the last man standing even when all others quit in disloyalty when the crunch comes. Jesus saw through him and predicted that he would deny Him. It happened as Jesus said and Peter was devastated. He relied on His own strength and failed woefully.

 

 ¶ Peter said to Him, “Even if all are made to stumble, yet I will not be.”

30 ¶ Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you that today, even this night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.”

31 ¶ But he spoke more vehemently, “If I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” And they all said likewise.

Mark14:29-31

Now as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came.

67 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with Jesus of Nazareth.”

68 ¶ But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are saying.” And he went out on the porch, and a rooster crowed.

69 ¶ And the servant girl saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by, “This is one of them.”

70 But he denied it again. And a little later those who stood by said to Peter again, “Surely you are one of them; for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it.

71 ¶ Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know this Man of whom you speak!”

72 ¶ A second time the rooster crowed. Then Peter called to mind the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And when he thought about it, he wept. Mark 14:66-72

 

After the crucifixion of Christ, Peter thought it was all over for him with regards to ministry. But Jesus came back to him after the resurrection and restored him three times even as he disappointed Christ three times. 

 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”

16 ¶ He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My sheep.”

17 ¶ He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know a

John21:15-17

Peter accepted forgiveness and the trust Jesus placed in him and on the Day of Pentecost we witness a bold, fiery, spirit-fuelled, dynamic and passionate preacher who stirred the hearts of about three thousand sinners, leading them to salvation. Glory to God.

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

38 ¶ Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

39 “For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

40 ¶ And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.”

41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.Acts2:37-41

 

John Mark Moved On

This was a man who decamped from an evangelistic assignment because of other demands. Paul was not impressed and marked him as a quitter. When he came back to join them in a later mission, Paul was vehemently opposed to giving Mark another chance. Barnabas on the other hand wanted to give Mark the benefit of the doubt. This caused a big rift between Paul and Barnabas, so much so that they parted company.

Then after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us now go back and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they are doing.”

37 Now Barnabas was determined to take with them John called Mark.

38 But Paul insisted that they should not take with them the one who had departed from them in Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work.

39 Then the contention became so sharp that they parted from one another. And so Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus;

Acts15:36-39

John Mark did not wallow in self-pity having been rejected by the great apostle Paul. He continued to minister with Barnabas and made his mark to the point that even Paul acknowledged:

Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry.2Tim4:11

This same John Mark went on to write the book of Mark- a dynamic presentation of one of the synoptic gospels. 

Use any stumbling blocks on the road to your mission as a stepping stone to a higher ground. Let nothing and no one stop you. Shake every barrier. Tell every mountain to move in the name of Jesus. You are more than a conqueror. Whoever is born of God overcomes this world. And this is the victory that overcomes the world – even your faith. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world. You have overcome because of the Greater One in You. The Holy Spirit in you has come to give you the advantage, the upper hand, the cutting-edge. You are not a mere man. You are a superman. You are extra-ordinary because God has added His ‘extra’ to your “ordinary”. Take authority in Jesus’ Name.

Is it business failure? Shake it off and move on.

Is it marital failure or disappointment? Shake it off and move on.

Is it career derailment?  Shake it off and move on. Some people lost their job and they discovered their purpose and mission and vision. You can be an employer. Create your own job. There is greatness buried inside of you. It’s time to resurrect it.

Is it sickness and disease?  Shake it off and move on.

The glory of the Lord is upon you.

Arise and walk. Arise and live. Arise and move. No more fears. No more tears.  Arise on eagles wings. Soar on the wind of the Holy Spirit.

0              Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.Eph3:20-21