Thursday, 16 November 2017

Living in a Sexless Marriage: How it Affects Partners


Ask any couple and they would tell you that sex is an important aspect of any marriage. Not only does this pleasurable act feel amazing, but also helps couples connect with each other and makes them feel closer to one another.









Daily Manna: "In Your Favour -ZECHARIAH 14:12-21"


Key Verse: "And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume.

God has never hidden His love for Israel. He’s always there for them. Israel has always been marked out for destruction by the enemy nations but the more they tried, the more God’s grace abounded for Israel. Though He allowed Israel to be oppressed by their enemies as punishment for their sin, He would rescue them at the nick of time.

In the passage today, God expresses His determination to avenge for Israel. It was a promise of deliverance from the oppression of the wicked nations round about Jerusalem. 

He particularly mentioned Egypt. "This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles" (verse 19). 

Today, believers in Christ are being reminded of the ever-abiding presence of God in their lives and His unfailing power. Those who may be nursing the fear of being overrun by the wicked, who may be under the threat of the enemy or have begun to review their stance in the Lord must remember that God does not change. He fought for Israel in the past; He still does the same for those who truly trust in His power. 

Through all generations, He never fails; He never slumbers and He’s never tired of bearing our burdens and hearing our prayer. All we need do is to always cast our cares upon Him. 

We must rest on His unfailing promise of timely interventions. Again, the essence of divine intervention is that we might fulfill our calling or serve God without fear and in holiness all the days of our lives. 
Those who commit themselves to serving God have always obtained and enjoyed special favours.

Thought for the day: God has the capacity to overturn the greatest of all captivities.
Bible Reading in one Year: EZEKIEL 1-2
Daily Manna: "In Your Favour -ZECHARIAH 14:12-21"
Daily Manna is a Deeper Christian Life daily devotion.









Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Why Is Faith Important?


Faith is fundamental to our walk as Christians. It is not a course you can fail.
If you as a believer fail on the course of faith, you cannot live in the kind of God-ordained victory required to live above the enemy.


Satan is after your faith. He doesn’t need your car or your spouse or anything you have. He will attack something that is dear to you because it will affect your faith if you allow it too.
Satan comes to steal the Word from you because faith arises by the Word. If you don’t have the Word, you don’t have faith. If you can’t have faith you can’t have the victory.
If using you believe that what you are saying is true, then there is no mountain that can stand in front of you. By faith, that mountain of fear, defeat, sickness is coming down. Righteousness is revealed from faith to faith.
What you think is unjust, is actually God is working it out to bless you by your faith.

Your level of faith determines our perspective in life. Somethings you think of as unjust is only as a result of where you stand.
At one level of faith, something may be difficult; at another level, it is the righteousness of God.

Enoch walked with God - this was not a side by side walk but a walk of faith.
Enoch walked at a high level of faith - the kind Believers should be walking in today. The walk of faith is not a walk of challenges.

Another person who walked with God in faith was Elijah. Are you willing to confront one Herbalist? Elijah confronted 850 prophets of Baal.
After making fun of them, the next day, Elijah hears a message from Jezebel. He didn’t see her - he only heard a message from her and he became afraid.

A life of faith is not without its battles. But it’s not about the battles but the one who stands up at the end of the battle.
Have faith because after the storm is over, you will still be standing.
If the way to please God is by faith, and if you walk in faith, even your enemies will be at peace with you.

If the way to please God is by faith, and if you walk in faith, even your enemies will be at peace with you. God is saying that those who do not like you will not be able to execute their anger towards you.

When you are walking by faith, they are victories you will enjoy that you don’t even know you have won. There are some attacks you won’t even know that came against you.

God has people around who are defending you. Instead of trying to defend yourself, have faith and He will defend the battles people are waging against you.

God is not a man that He should lie. The middle ground with faith is that you either believe or you don’t. The only reason you do not believe God is because you think His Word is not true.

A doctor will check the facts before he tells you the truth. God will tell you the truth and the facts will conform.

Faith is a journey - you may not know the next step until you take the one in front of you. But if you continue following God, you will arrive at the destination He has ordained for you.

Have faith - anything can happen.

When you don't walk in faith, you walk into disease, failure etc. When you walk by faith, you control the picture of your life.


Why Is Faith Important?
Pastor Kolawole Oladunmoye Teaching










Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Daddy Freeze Replied A Man Who Advised Him To Allow God To "Fight" For Himself


Daddy Freeze Replied A Man Who Advised Him tO Allow God To Fight For Himself

The campaigner of #FreeTheSheeple Movement and CoolFm Lagos OAP was advised by one of his follower to allow God to fight for Himself on the issue concerning tithe, below is his reply on the advice.
Daddy Freeze Replied A Man Who Advised Him tO Allow God To Fight For Himself
"Lets stand up and fight for those who can't fight for themselves. God never fights his battles himself, he raises people! He raise Moses, Joshua, david and the likes to fight for him, he just directed the cause of the battle! ~FRZ"








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Man's Sickness Eventually Resulted In God's Glory - JOHN 11:1-16



Chapter 11 is a unique chapter in the book of Saint John and in the New Testament. It is a detailed account of the sickness, death and resurrection of Lazarus. Other gospels gave account of Jesus raising the dead but this one was of a higher order. Jairus' daughter was at the point of death and the father came to plead with Jesus to heal her. Though she died before He got there, Jesus raised her up. In the case of the son of the widow of Nain, he was already dead and being taken for burial. Jesus met them, stopped the procession and raised him up.
The case of Lazarus was different. He was dead four days, already decomposing and stinking. It was like an end has come but Jesus got there and raised him up. What power and might! 

All that is dead in us tonight will come to life in Jesus mighty name! Amen!

The question is, why this chapter? Why did John record this incidence? He was giving the people of Israel the sign that this was the Christ, the Messiah, showing them that no one has ever done this type of miracle in all human history. That if the Jews were looking for a sign as they always were, this was it! John 2:18.

4:48. Jesus told the Jews, except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.


6:30. Over and over they were looking for signs.


20:30-31. With many other signs did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book. Those other ones are written in the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke.

Note: no one ever died in the presence of Jesus. They all died before He got to there. Now that we are in His presence, we will not die. John 11:1-15, 43. When He speaks, always, it happens.


1. THE SICKNESS OF CHRIST'S FAVOURED FRIEND. John 11:1-6.

Bethany was very close to Jerusalem. Lazarus was seriously sick. His sisters, Mary and Martha sent to Jesus. We must always send to Jesus when we have problems.


In verse 4, Jesus knew that when He gets to Bethany, a miracle will happen. He that believeth will not make haste.

Who are the friends of Jesus? As many as believe in Him, obey and do His will are His friends, not only Lazarus. Yes, friends of Christ fall sick, they have problems too. Why? John 11:4. Whatever comes our way, we must never admit that the end has come. All our challenges are for the glory of God. 12:1-2, 9. The sickness, the problem is not the glory of God but the healing and solution. Lazarus was with Jesus after his resurrection at supper. Many came to see him, to the glory of God. 


II Kings 20:1-6. Whatever prophecy, dream or revelation we or anyone has about us, we are the ones to look at the word of God and not accept them and say "I'm not dying yet" and the glory of God will come upon us. THE END HAS NOT COME. Hezekiah did not accept the verdict of death. God turned the verdict round, healed and added 15 years to his age. What He said He will do, He will do. Despite all our challenges in life, the glory of God is the final end.

Acts 9:36. In this case, it was Dorcas, a good sister, mother in the Lord that was sick and died. Peter was called. Peter did not challenge them, why did you call me when she had already died, he knew that the end of Dorcas had not come. He sent out all the crying people who would not help his faith, knelt down and prayed, she was raised from the dead.

Some people erroneously say, Jesus made Lazarus sick so that there will be a testimony that He healed him. A father cannot make his son sick, a mother cannot poison her daughter, and a good friend cannot put another friend into trouble. Christ does not make anyone sick but Satan, sin and self, that is, if you don't take good care of yourself. Acts 10:38.

John 11:6. How is it that Jesus stayed back till Lazarus died? Isaiah 30:18. Therefore will the Lord wait that He will be gracious unto us. Delay is not denial. That our miracle is delayed does not mean it will not come. God is waiting so He can give us the best, we too will wait so we can get His best.
 
B. THE SOLUTION FOR CHRIST'S FAITHFUL FOLLOWER.

What could Martha and Mary have done? Christ's faithful followers have ready solutions. There were many solutions which they forgot. 

1. Mary and Martha could have said to Jesus, "speak the word only and our brother will be healed" just as the centurion did.

2. They could have agreed together in faith, after all, Jesus had taught the two sisters so many things. Matthew 18:18.

3. Sometimes ago, this same thing happened in Bethany, which was not far from them. 
Mark 11:12-14, 20. After cursing the fruitless fig tree and it happened instantaneously, Jesus assured His disciples of the authority they already have to command solution to challenges in faith. The solution was so near. Friends of Jesus have a right to the authority in His name. John 15:15. 

4. They could have agreed together and used the name of Jesus. The name of Jesus is as mighty as Jesus Himself. Eccle 4:12. A threefold cord of the 3 siblings would not have been broken. Lazarus was the one sick, the other two could have stood and prayed for him. All that we are learning in the Bible study are to strengthen our faith. Luke 9:49-50. Even one person who was not as close to Jesus as these three went about, using the name of Jesus to cast out devils, how much more His close friends!

5. Luke 10:17. They could have used their authority and right in Christ. 

6. They could have asked and believed. Mark 9:23. They could have held on to the promises of Jesus. If they had believed, all things were possible.

7. The three could have held a positive confession of healing and health. Psalm 118:17;
Proverbs 18:21. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. 


8. Exodus 23:25. They should have held on to the promises of God. Stand on the promises of God, not on the premises of the problem. Deuteronomy 7:15; Positive confessions are very effective Jere 17:14.

Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17. In Jesus name we cast out devils. It is not the tone of our voice, not our height, gender or age, it is the name of Jesus.


Acts 5:15. Even the shadow of Peter passing by, overshadowed sick people and they were healed.

9. Acts 16:25. Mary and Martha could have done like Paul and Silas, singing of the power of God.

19:11-12. Aprons and handkerchiefs which had touched the body of Paul worked healing on the sick.



C. THE SECURITY OF CHRIST'S FRUITFUL FLOCK. John 11:7-15
 
As it is easy for you to wake someone from sleeping, so it is for Jesus to wake up the dead. That is why when He got to the grave of Lazarus, He just commanded, Lazarus, come forth! And Lazarus came back to life. To everyone who walk in the light, there is nothing to fear. 

Deuteronomy 32:25. 32:25. Underneath us are the everlasting arms of God. Anywhere we go, we shall be preserved . . . As our our days so shall our strength be.


II Kings 6:16. Fear not, they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

II Chronicle 32:7. There be more with us than with him. With us is the arm of the Lord.
Psalm 91:7. The Most High is our refuge and habitation.

Psalm 121:3-8. He will not allow our foot to be moved, He will preserve our going and coming. God has given us work to do, and we shall go about doing it in safety. There is nothing to fear. 


Acts 18:9 God assured Paul that He was with him, and he should be strong as He had a lot of work for him to do where he was. 

I John 4:4. We are of God and have overcome them. Greater is He in us than he in the world. As we go about working: preaching the gospel, following up the new converts, nothing will hurt us.

Matthew 28:19-20. Jesus Is with us now and till the end of the world. So we go about confidently, doing our father's work. 

Mark 16:20. The disciples went forth, preaching everywhere. And the Lord worked with them, confirming their words, with signs following. The Lord is with us, He will always be there for us.


Man's Sickness Eventually Resulted In God's Glory - JOHN 11:1-16


Prayer:
May God keep blessing and upholding our father in the Lord for us. May his hands be never be weak. May he finish well.

And for us, may we never fall short of God's glory. May we keep believing, keep appropriating His promises for us and keep doing our best for Him as our safety is assured. Amen.


Written By: Kemisola Omoyiola









Three Personal Questions to Evaluate Your Relationship with God


“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7 NIV).

Does God promise to answer everyone’s prayers?

John 15:7 says, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (NIV). That’s a beautiful promise. But in Scripture, every promise has a premise. God promises to give us what we ask for — if we have an honest relationship with him.
There are three questions you need to ask to evaluate if you have an honest relationship with God.


1. Do I refuse to admit things that I have done wrong in the past? When we go our own way, our relationship with God is broken. We are dishonest when we try to live two different lives at once — one for God and the other for ourselves. So, what do we need to do? “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8-9 NIV). Confession is simply being honest with God and saying, “God, you’re right. I was wrong. Please forgive me.”  

2. Am I ignoring any of God’s principles? When I know I’m holding on to something that God wants me to let go of, it breaks the connection with him. It says in the Bible, “Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us” (1 John 3:21-23 NIV). You say, “How can I keep all of God’s commands? Nobody’s perfect!” But God does not demand perfection. He wants us to follow him in faith..

3. Do I really want God’s will for my life?
The Bible says in 1 John 5:14-15, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us — whatever we ask — we know that we have what we asked of him” (NIV). When we ask according to God’s will, then we have confidence in prayer, and we know he’s going to answer.

Many people go around saying, “God, is it your will that I ask for this?” over every little item. The real issue is not, “God, what is your will regarding this specific circumstance?” The real issue is, “Is my life in harmony with God?” If it is, then my desires are going to be in harmony with his will.

God gave us the Bible so we can get to know him and live out his will. And that can be a source of encouragement. It shows he wants us to succeed at doing the things he asks us to do.

Three Personal Questions to Evaluate Your Relationship with God









Monday, 13 November 2017

#BigTalkBreakfast: KO Baba Presents: BIG TALK BREAKFAST


Popular Nigeria comedian, KO Baba will be  hsoting a breakfast show with the focus on the creative industry, Making money from Port Harcourt.
#BigTalkBreakfast: KO Baba Presents: BIG TALK BREAKFAST

The venue of the event is Ediz WineBar, 11 Emeyal Street, GRA Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Date: Saturday 18th November, 2017

FEE: N2500 per person


Below is what he posted on his instagram page:


"This Saturday, I really need to talk on making money from our city and industry. I consider it very important to speak about earning and profiting, even if you do what we do first for Passion. Its your passion, I agree; but I also feel there is a Portion that you help you survive and thrive. I get calls everyday and feel sad only that only few of us are truly getting patronize and paid. We need to talk about building structure to help your career, creating strategies, selling value and sustaining your relevant. This is the maiden edition of #TheBigTalkBreakfast (TBTB)....... Let's help you get out of the crumbs and stop grumbling, all of the talk about there is no money in Port Harcourt to reward your creative effort is a lie, we simply falling short of ways to commercialized and get compensated. You need to find a way to be paid, its your right to earn a living from your career. Am a comedian, compere and conference speaker, and I have found a way to make things work for me differently. I want to share some of those secrets and get other on the side talk to enlighten you as well. I have studied some of the greatest earners from this business, they have something in common. Am an ardent observer of insights shared by Alibaba, AY and others, you will see that until you consider your career as a business, you might be busy with a form of greatness. Pls call 08134820769, 08035855002 and book your seat. Its 2500k per person, that's bcos we only want serious minded persons on this one. God bless. @aycomedian, @juliusagwu, @alibabagcfr, @mc_abbey @jimitewe @feladurotoye @kenny_ajibade @lanreoluseye @eden_kingdom_lounge @mrolumati @iam_joshuaking @iamakpanokon @nwachilive @gsntalkactivity
#PortHarcourtEvents
#PortHarcourtSabiTheTin"


#BigTalkBreakfast: KO Baba Presents: BIG TALK BREAKFAST










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