Posted by: admin in: ● May 15, 2013
Some years ago, the Lord spoke to me in a dream concerning a time when the yoke of the beast will weigh down on the earth and it’s inhabitants. I delivered this message in a large congregation of children of God. As I continue to see the wave and style of violence amongst people and nations of the world, I know that this is the time to pray without ceasing, it is a time for true repentance and it is also a time to put on the whole armor of God, resist the devil and his evil imaginations and machinations. There are unimaginable atrocities been committed daily, from the senseless act of a single man destroying so many lives at a movie premier in Colorado to the constant shedding of the blood of innocent civilians in Syria. Please do not think of your own safety alone, there is a yoke that comes as a thick cloud, it is spreading gradually, none is safe except those that abide in the secret place. ((Psalm 91} Once again, watch and pray, the Bible as a living testament of the mind of God is being established daily as the truth and nothing but the truth!
Posted by: admin in: ● May 6, 2013
Guest Writer: Wemi Opakunle
If you have set out to do great things or live an extraordinary life, there will inevitably come a point in your journey when you will need to carry yourself to the finish line. In spite of how many people support you and your dreams, your faith and belief in yourself and God’s promises for your life will be your only saving grace.
When you have a big dream, It’s always nice to have a support system of friends and family believing with you and in you. Like I said, it’s always nice and this usually happens if you’re lucky. Most of the time, there are just a lot of naysayers and doubting Thomases wondering out loud about how you’re ever going to be able to bring your vision to life.
Whenever I think about dreams, I think about one of the biggest dreamers in history –Joseph. I wonder what it must have felt like when his dreams which symbolized his eventual greatness and power caused him to be sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. When he was falsely accused of the attempted rape of Potiphar’s wife and thrown in jail, I wonder if those dreams that he once saw so clearly started to become blurry. I wonder if he started to doubt God’s plan for his life.
Joseph wasn’t the only one who had to hold on to his dreams when no one else believed in him. I think about David who was anointed King as a little boy and his long journey to claiming the crown that was destined to rest upon his head. I wonder about the thoughts and especially doubts that ran through his mind when he was was hiding out in caves while being hunted by Saul.
If David’s situation was bad, I can only imagine what Abraham was going through. Specifically told that he would be a father of nations, he couldn’t even muster up one child with Sarah. How was he supposed to be a father of generations with no one to carry on his name and legacy? I can imagine the whispers amongst his clan and I can certainly visualize how he felt each passing year with promises unfulfilled.
When you are in the trenches of doubt and hopelessness, I want you to think about those who came before you. Big dreams require big journeys and big journeys need big faith. In spite of the crumbling walls around you and the time that keeps passing you by, you have to believe that you will see the manifestation of your promise. When no one else believes, you owe it to yourself to keep believing. Stay the course and don’t even think of turning back!
Posted by: admin in: ● March 27, 2013
The battle is over! (Isaiah 53, Revelation 12)
Thanks be to God for the victory that our Lord Jesus Christ obtained for us through his death and resurrection. The battle was fierce in heaven, archangels and angels fought gallantly against the dragon, the accuser of brethren. The captain of our salvation and our ransom exercised his sovereign rule over all things in heaven and upon the earth. He took the sting out of death and victory away from the grave. He made an open show of principalities and powers triumphing over them. Every attempt made by Satan to thwart the finished work upon the Cross at Calvary was aborted.
Christianity was born in Christ and through Christ. A man child delivered and nurtured by the divine power of God, was ordained to do exploits that the gates of hell would not be able to prevail against. Jesus is the church. He is the king and the head of the holy nation of God. We are the chosen elects of God, the citizens of the heavenly kingdom on earth. We are peculiar, and powerful. The enemy has been defeated, he hates his failure and so, he continues to grind his ugly teeth at the elects. Through God’s magnanimity, the church is preserved in the secret place where the dragon cannot penetrate because of the bloodline. The church of Christ has overcome Satan by the Blood of the Lamb and the words of our testimony. We are testifiers to the validity of the gospel of truth.
Why then do we continue to fight, a battle that was finished thousands of years ago? Ignorance is what makes us stay in battle, when we have already been proclaimed Victors. We cannot continue to run around totting guns when the enemy is no more. Brethren, it’s time to enjoy the victory obtained for us through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are no more in bondage, no longer in battle, we are risen with Christ. Happy Easter!
Posted by: admin in: ● March 24, 2013
Guest Writer: Wemi Opakunle
I love the smell of spring in the air. I love the hope of new possibilities that comes with the changing breeze. I love the view of new life springing up. Most importantly, I love the feeling of inspiration that comes with the new season. I’ve always admired how life imitates nature and nature reflects life. There’s a time to sow and a time to reap. There’s a time to grow and nurture, a time to let nature take its course and a time to take action.
The interesting thing is that we do often forget that there is a time for everything. We’re so focused on the end result of our journey that we completely ignore the journey itself. We forget how meaningful and important each and every step we take is. We forget to acknowledge the small battles won along the way. Webster’s Dictionary defines a journey as ‘an act of traveling from one place to another’. There is no mention of the destination but rather the act. When we forget the act, we forget why we’re here.
I once read that “often, the happiest people in the world don’t have the best of everything…they just make the best of everything”. Depending on what your life situation is at this point in time, It may be harder for some, more than others to find a way to be grateful or to see the silver lining. What nature and specifically the new season does teach us is that there is no such thing as permanence in life. This too will pass. Things change, life changes, you change. It is inevitable.
As this new season begins, it’s important to take the time to reflect on how far you’ve come in your journey. Take a moment or a few moments to be grateful for the path taken, for the unacknowledged victories. Remember that there is no good or bad experience. Instead, understand that each experience is an important piece of the puzzle. Know that each experience serves a purpose to grow and build you. Appreciate it, love it, embrace it.
I recently received a beautiful vase from a friend and I’ve decided that instead of waiting for the perfect spring flowers to fill it with, I’m going to fill it with thanks. I’ve made it into a jar of gratitude. Every evening, I write out a small note of what I’m grateful for and I throw it in the jar. With every note that I add, I realize how truly lucky and blessed I am.
Posted by: admin in: ● March 17, 2013
Guest Writer: Wemi Opakunle
My mother says that I discovered the power of prayer at the age of 4. I remember fervently asking for my heart’s desires every chance that I got and I believed they would all come to pass. If they didn’t, I believed that it was for the best. I may not have understood why they weren’t happening, but in my mind, it didn’t matter.
At 22, I discovered the law of attraction. Learning that I attracted whatever I put out into the Universe was life changing. Understanding that like attracts like and that positive thoughts attract positive outcomes was a defining moment. I started to devour every book that I could find on the subject. Everything that I read suggested that I could ask for anything that I wanted and the Universe would provide it. No questions asked.
At 25, I was surrounded by vision boards, dream journals and images of things that I wanted for my life. I thought about these things constantly. To say that they consumed me is an understatement. I put specific dates and time limits on when these dreams of mine would come into manifestation. I told the Universe how things should happen, even sometimes where they should happen. I was very specific. After all, I’d learned that the more specific you are with God, the better the chance your miracle had of happening.
At 28, I’ve realized that things are a little more complicated than our physical minds can even begin to comprehend. I’ve learned that you can’t control the “how” of things. It’s my job to ask and believe that if what I’ve asked for is meant to be a part of my journey, then it’ll come to pass. If it’s not meant to be, there’s a reason why and sooner or later, something of equal or greater value will make its way into my life. I’ve learned not to hold on so tightly to my desires and aspirations. I’ve learned to let go and let God.
As an adult, most of the things that I’ve asked for in the past few years have actually not happened. What has happened is that I have found myself on the most beautiful path that I could never have imagined for myself. The most unexpected surprises and successes have made their way into my life and they fit so perfectly in the journey that I’m on.
One more thing, I haven’t stopped asking. I still have a vision for my life. What I’m learning to do is to release my wishes and let go of their possible outcomes. Instead, I’m striving to be excited about the pieces of the puzzle that my mind has not even had the chance to anticipate. As Douglas Adams once said, ‘I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.’