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  • Kunle 7:35 am on July 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Faithfulness 

    Scripture:

    Matthew 25:21,”His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

    The harvest is plenty, hence God is in search of laborers that will plow the field for the end time. However, how far we go and the nature of the assignment we handle depends largely on us not God. If we are faithful in the little he commits, he will entrust us with more; it doesn’t stop there, there are always spiritual vacancies to fill because of unfaithfulness or glorification of the saints. In some cases, like that of Elijah he cowered to intimidation from Jezebel ushering in the ministry of Elisha. There is a lot of work to be done but the question is, who can God trust?

    David and Moses were exemplary leaders whose names still speak loud in their deaths- there’s a unique quality they had that made them rise to the top amongst their peers. Both were faithful with the little God committed into their hands leading to their elevation. David was a good shepherd who took care of the sheeps insomuch,when a lion and a bear came to feast on them, he fought them and rescued the sheep. That must have gotten the attention of God in no small measure- the ability to put his life at risk to protect his flocks as a teenager made God entrust him with a nation. I perceive God must have said to himself, “If he can put himself in harms way to protect animals, he will do more to protect human lives.”

    The same thing can be said with Moses- he was on exile in Midian as a Shepherd for 40 years under Jethro his father in law when God called him to lead a nation out of captivity. I don’t think its a coincidence David and Moses were shepherds; it takes a high level of patience and dedication to lead sheeps. It infers God expects us to grow and bear fruit to be able to handle bigger tasks because character is the determinant of success in every endeavor.

    Let’s learn to be faithful in whatsoever God has entrusted in our hands for he that is faithful in little will be entrusted with much.

    Good morning

    Kunle. Olabode

     
  • Kunle 7:33 am on July 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Deliver yourself 

    Scripture:

    Isaiah 52:2, “Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit [on thy throne], O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bonds of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.”

    Deliverance is a major subject in the body of Christ today- a lot of Christians are in one form of bondage or the other due to demonic oppression. However, this ought not to be because Jesus has destroyed the works of the devil over the believer. The believer has authority and power to crush any form of oppression (Luke 10:19).

    The devil has afflicted quite a lot of people and in a bid to be free some have sought prayers from diverse sources- not the least, professional prophets with dreadlocks and long flowing dirty robes who take advantage of them through demonic baths and evil concoctions. We also have babalawos in suits pretending to be ministers of God wrecking lives of the ignorant. That is why the bible says in Isaiah 5:13, ” therefore are my people gone into captivity because they have no knowledge… ”

    Challenges of life have led countless people into mountains of varying proportions to seek the face of God. I have no problem with people seeking godly counsel from ministers of light and separating themselves in a mountain to seek the face of God- however, there is a lot of abuse and ignorance going in these places. There are ministers who are merchandizing the gospel by selling prophecies to the gullible. They specialize in telling people the colour of their underwears and the money in their wardrobe. The judgement of God is coming on them speedily if they don’t repent.

    Before Jesus died, he gave us authority and power over the enemy, the price for our deliverance was paid in full. While a minister can pray for you, there is also provision to deliver yourself as our anchor scripture today tells us in plain language. Loose thyself from thy bonds via prayer because you have the power to do it.

    Good morning

    Kunle. Olabode

     
  • Kunle 5:56 am on June 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Take Action 

    Scripture:

    Romans 8:19, “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”

    There are diverse things happening in the world today because believers have  refused to take their place in the polity. Often times, we relegate our responsibilities and claim we’re looking unto God for solutions. That is a funny disposition to say the least, because this is the reason we’re placed on the earth. Ephesians 2:10 states, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ”

    Furthermore,the bible says in 2 Peter 1:3, “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.” God has made everything we need available, we’re supposed to appropriate them because it is ours.

    God has delegated the administration of the earth to men however, we often wait in vain for him to act when he is infact worried about our inactions and passiveness to the state of affairs in the world. The bible records in Psalm 115:16,” The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.”

    God is waiting for us to act in our spheres of influence to right the wrongs and effect the desired change. Let’s stop waiting on God, the creator is waiting for the manifestation of the children of God.

    Selah!

    Good morning

    Kunle  Olabode

     
  • Kunle 5:56 am on June 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Tribulations 

    Scripture:

    Romans 5:3-5 “..but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. ”

    We go through diverse challenges in life, often painful that makes us question the existence or the goodness of the lord in our walk with God. We ask questions such as, why me? In moments of despair, God seems so far away, yet he’s always with us as he promised us before he departed the earth 2000 years ago- he’ll be with us always until the end of the ages.

    There are diverse reasons we go through challenges- some could be by our errors and inadequacies, however there are situations that seems to be beyond our control that we just have to deal with in life. We all go through tough times, our attitude towards it is what makes the difference. While it is a truism, we are victorious as a result of Christ’s victory at calvary, we were not promised a life devoid of confrontations and challenges.

    God doesn’t teach us like our lecturers and tutors do- he takes us through the school of life filled with diverse challenges to train and mould us for our callings and assignments. Jesus warned Peter he was going to deny him but he should strengthen his brethren when he recovers from the pain. We are able to strengthen others in their lowest seasons in life through our experiences of pain, mistakes and anguish.

    No experience in life is a waste-Most of the writings of Paul we celebrate today were written whilst he was in prison. We love to recite Psalm 23, however, we rarely mediate on it- the Psalmist proclaimed,’ though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…’ He wouldn’t have been able to write what is probably the most famous Psalm without a difficult experience passing through the valley of the shadow of death.

    The challenges you’re going through will usher you into your next phase in life.

    Selah!

    Good  morning

    Kunle  Olabode

     
  • Kunle 7:57 am on June 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    The Cross 

    Scripture:

    Romans 1:16,” For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

    We’re admonished to take the gospel to the nations of the earth by the Messiah as a parting message before he ascended into the heavens to sit at the right hand of his Majesty. However, we seldom evangelize but we want blessings from the lord in quantum proportion. We run to God like he owes us and must pay up else he’s arrested.

    We’re all quilty of some of these expectations from time to time. The natural man is selfish, It takes the grace of God and renewing of the mind to be transformed into the image of the lord. What we ought to do intead of raising vain petitions as altars unto God is to seek his kingdom as our primary calling- it invariably makes him pay attention to our needs. One of the ways we can achieve this is to win souls to the kingdom of heaven to depopulate hell.

    I remember an experience I had with the lord during my service year- I often ministered in diverse gatherings and in some cases commercial vehicles. However, after a while I began to get timid about the work of God, the environment was trying to choke the word. Nevertheless, I didn’t stop asking God for more grace and power: on a fateful day, the Holy Spirit spoke on my inside in very clear terms, “If you’re ashamed of my name, don’t expect to experience my power.”

    I repented of my timitidy and got back to my father’s business. Put him first in everything and watch him move in your affairs, for he hasn’t called us to seek him in vain.

    Good morning to you this morning.

    Kunle. Olabode

     
  • Kunle 7:53 am on June 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    The Power of Unity 

    Scripture:

    Genesis 11:6, “And Jehovah said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do.”

    It’s often said that discipline is the soul of an army. However, I believe unity is even more important because a united army will not find discipline challenging. It takes oneness to succeed as a group or body in any project. From our anchor scripture today culled from the wonderful story of men who had a vision to build a tower to heaven, there are lessons that can be learnt.

    1. They are one people: They had the same vision and were committed to see the actualization. No project can succeed without unity of purpose. That’s why the bible says in Amos 3:3, “can two walk together unless they agree.”

    2. The have all one language: They had the same perspective and orientation on how the project could be actualized. The Engineers, project managers, and the people subscribed to the same plan for the building of the tower.

    3. This is what they begin to do: The bible says in James 1:22, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves.” No plan will execute itself, the best business idea won’t manifest on its own without committed hands. It’s time to get to work for the day is far spent.

    Good morning

    Kunle  Olabode

     
  • Kunle 2:56 am on June 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Fellowship 

    Scripture:

    Mark 3:14,15,” And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils.”

    Christianity is what it is today because of Jesus and his 12 disciples who paved the way for us. However, there are very important lessons to learn to manifest after the same order of grace they walked in. God is no respecter of persons, if we key into the same principles we shall get the same result. Before Jesus called the 12 disciples, he seperated himself and prayed throughout the night despite his divine nature. We must humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God before embarking on any endeavor-  there is a primary lesson to be learnt from the call of the disciples. What does God expect from us as believers?

    Communion: The primary interest of God is fellowship- every great man or woman in the kingdom of God today, is one who has a wonderful relationship with Jesus. From our anchor scripture today, the bible makes it clear, God ordained the twelve that they should be with him. God had fellowship with Adam in the garden of Eden, Abraham had a good relationship with God, that’s why he could intercede for the people of Sodom. Noah had a good rapport with Yahweh, thats why he was told to build the ark. You need a good relationship with the Holy Spirit to do exploits.

    God didn’t call the disciples primarily to preach or cast out devils, that was their secondary and tertiary assignment. The primary reason he called them was for fellowship and not for the work of the ministry. Walking with God is more important to God than working for him. Do you want your shadow to cast out devils like Peter?  I assume your answer is YES. Then you must stay under the light of the universe, the sun of righteousness, for in his light, our light shall blossom. 

    Power and the gifts of the Spirit is a by-product of communion with God. Develop a good relationship with God today in the place of prayer, worship, bible study and fasting.

    Good morning.

    Have a wonderful day

    Kunle Olabode

     
  • Kunle 6:45 am on June 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Divine Healing: The Blood 

    We shall be examining the blood of Jesus as a potent weapon to crush sicknesses and diseases. The blood of Jesus has diverse applications and its the very reason we can call ourselves believers. Without the blood of Jesus shed at calvary, there would be no Christianity. It will be like other religions of the world without power.

    Benefits of the Blood

    Remission of sins: Under the law, the blood of animals was utilized to atone for the sins of the people. However, this was not good enough because it could only cover the sins until the next act. Jesus came to die, and to shed his blood for the remission of our sins. With Our sins washed away, man can now stand before his creator with boldness and obtain favour. Sin opens the door to demons, carriers of  sicknesses and diseases-that is the reason the bible says in the book of James 5:15,16 “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. ”

    Life: The bible says in Leviticus 17:11, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” As we partake of the blood of Jesus, we receive into our system the life of God. The blood of Jesus flushes out every evil deposit the enemy has placed there. Furthermore, it brings death to every sickness or disease in our bodies- as Jesus died on the cross and declared the works of darkness finished, so shall every disease expire as we partake of the blood of Jesus.

    We can deploy the blood by taking the communion, however it doesn’t stop there. By coming against every affliction by the blood of the lamb will also produce the same order of result. It is a very potent way of destroying sicknesses and uprooting demonic plantings in our lives.

    Take the communion and plead the blood constantly.

    Hallelujah!

    Good morning.

    Kunle Olabode

     
  • Kunle 8:27 am on June 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Honour 

    Scripture:

    Romans: 13:1, 2. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

    The series on healing will continue tomorrow, however i feel led to address this today. God expects us to serve him in spirit and in truth because we’re his workmanship. There are enormous benefits in serving God because he has not called us to seek him in vain. Our covenant fathers in the faith served God and they were blessed beyond measure. Nevertheless, we mustn’t go to God with the mentality of serving for blessing, we must serve God because of who he is and what he has called us to do.

    Serving God will entail serving under leaders in varying capacities- God expects us to have certain attitudinal dispositions in this regard. The most important quality i believe we must cultivate is honour. It will never be a cliche that God resists the proud but gives more grace to the humble (James 4:6). Our leaders are not perfect people hence, they will make mistakes but God expects us to honor them because we are not perfect ourselves. We’re not told to honor them because of who they are but for the work of the ministry.

    Moses wasn’t a perfect man but God got angry with Aaron and Miriam when they gossiped about Moses (Numbers 12:1-10). God didn’t consider the rightness or wrongness of the gist, he addressed authority and Grace.

    Let’s honor those God has placed over us for the oil always flows down- God has placed the grace we need on our leaders, honor is the tool that draws it. There were more than 50 Prophets in the school of the Prophets headed by Elijah, however it was only Elisha that honoured Elijah culminating in the double portion anointing on his life (2Kings 2:9-15)

    Good Morning

    Kunle  Olabode

     
  • Kunle 6:21 am on June 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Divine Healing: The word as a Consuming Fire 

    Scripture:

    Hebrews 12:29: For our God is a consuming fire.

    We shall continue our series on healing today. I will be talking about the various dimensions of the word of God as it relates to securing our healing. Let us examine the word of God as  fire by looking at the following equations carefully:

    Equation 1: God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29)
    Equation 2: Jesus is God. (John 1:1)
    Equation 3: Jesus is the word. (John 1:1)

    By Combining the three equations we can deduce that the word of God is a consuming fire. One of the most potent arsenals at our disposal is fire- have you noticed that mad people don’t go near fire irrespective of the level of madness? The madness of the mad won’t permit the mad to trespass with fire. Oh yea, fire is that potent.

    The word of God is a two edged sword having the capacity to heal and to wound (Hebrews 12:29; Deuteronomy 32:39). The bible declares in Psalms 7:11,” God is an honest judge. He is angry with the wicked every day.”  The mercy of the lord doesn’t cover the wicked, God is angry with them daily. Sickness is from the devil, hence it must be judged by the consuming fire of the most high daily. Let us look at two powerful meticulous applications of judgemental fire:

    1. Destruction: Prophet Elijah asked the God of the heavens and the earth to confirm his servanthood by ushering down fire on the wicked forces before him by declaring, “If I am a man of God, may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!” Then fire fell from heaven and consumed the captain and his men.”(2 Kings 1:10).  Open your mouth and bring down fire on every infirmity in your life.

    2. Purification: The fire of God can also purge infirmities and diseases like no other instrument made under heaven by man. John the Baptist spoke glowingly about Jesus (the word) in Mathew 3:12, ” Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” Jesus (the word) has the capacity to purge your body, seperate the good in the form of the wheat and consume the chaff, which is the sickness or disease with unquenchable fire. Friends, the fire of God can’t be quenched, that is the reason Elijah poured water on the altar at mount carmel before he brought down fire (1 Kings 18:33). The fire of God licks water, it can never be quenched by it.

    That fibroid, migraine, ulcer and sickle cell or whatsoever the devil has put there has stayed in your body for too long. It’s time to roast it with fire- no demon on earth can withstand it, no familiar spirit, spirit husband or wife can absorb it- that is why it is called a consuming fire.

    Open your mouth and do justice to that situation. What are you waiting for?

    Good  Morning

    May God bless you exceedingly.

    Kunle  Olabode
    http://www.kunleolabode.com

     
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