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Yesterday on The Ninth Watch we prayed on the goodness of God. That God will satisfy us with His goodness. David as a man raised from grass to grace, from among the sheep to the kingship, to inherit the throne of glory had a thing to say on the goodness of God, ” I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living” Psalm 27:13

The goodness of God sustains a man in His infirmity. It is that which brings renewal when we are worn out and fainting ready to throw in the towel. God gives power to the faint, to those who have no might He increases strength (Isaiah 40:29).

Most of the times we use goodness in reference to God without fulling understanding  what thisImage really means. It is a word we sometimes use loosely. Sometimes you hear folks say something like, “God is good all the time, and all the time God is good”. It becomes a cliche and looses its essence. Understanding this goodness of God, and praying to be satisfied with such could be a life changing experience.

Everything God makes or gives is good. If it is of God, guaranteed is a good thing. James the Apostle through the Holy Spirit wrote “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” James 1:17. The word good in that verse of scripture comes from the Greek word agathos which by definition means inherently (intrinsically) good. It describes what originates from God and is empowered by Him through faith. Because that good thing comes from God, it has in it that power or ability to perfect and accomplish its purpose.

Not everything that appears to be good is inherently good, but if it is of God and comes down from the Father of lights above, guaranteed, it is a good thing. Matter of fact scripture says that there is a way that seems right to man but the end thereof are ways of death (Proverbs 14:12)

Whatever God begins though, which intrinsically is good will always last. He who begins a  good work in you always sees it through to the end (Philippians 1:6). If it is of God, then it will last, He will see it through no matter the bumps along the way, “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before Him” Ecclesiastes 3:14.

That whatever comes from above, from thee Father of lights, whatever God gives is good and cannot be gainsaid is witnessed by scripture, “And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good” Genesis 1:31. Do you think it was without any reason God told Moses on the mount that He will cause His goodness to pass before Him? “And He said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy” Exodus 33:19

Let us pray to be satisfied with this goodness, that He causes us to see this goodness all the days of our lives. Then we can truly say that the Lord is our helper and we will not fear what man can do to us. In The Name that is above every name, Jesus Christ Son of The Living God. Amen and Amen!

Prayer: Lord God my Father, satisfy me with your goodness, in The Name of your Son Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen!


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SELF MOTIVATION

i thought it was right to post this piece again as we all need self motivation sometimes when everything seems flat and we lose interest in the things that matters most to us. May God bring you recovery as you read this. Stay blessed! Remember that self motivation brings recovery. Amen and Amen!

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“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in The LORD his God” 1 SAMUEL 30:6

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him for  the help of His countenance” PSALM 42:5

 

Self motivation is an essential ingredient for progress and success. Motivation provides the stimulation needed to reach out when we rather feel insipid. A taxis describes an innate behavioral response by an organism to a directional stimulus. Like we studied many years ago at school, chemotaxis describes a phenomenon where certain cells and organisms direct their movement according to certain chemicals in their environment. This is important for certain cells to find food by…

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This will change your prayer life

It is time for the people of God to rise to the call of prayer. There is an urgent need to rise and cry, call out, and pray to our God like never before. It is time for the wailing women to cry out, time for the watch men to stand upon their towers, watch and pray for the lives of our young children who faint for hunger, spiritual hunger on every street. It is time to enter into the secret place of prayer and there abide. It is time to pray until we see changes, till we see the glory of God in our lives. May this revive your spiritual life and stir you up to pray. Amen and Amen!


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YOUR BEST IS YET TO COME

“Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth” JEREMIAH 33:6

“Come, and let us return unto The LORD: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up. After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know The LORD: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth” HOSEA 6:1-3

 

 

His going forth is prepared as the morning, Hallelujah!  I just can’t tell you how much I am getting into this. It is a good thing knowing and finding yourself in the will of God. Surfers always look out for the perfect wave. Having found that perfect wave, they just ride with it. It is always a blessing to know God’s will and riding with it. I will bring it health and cure, He said. God is all about restoration, He is about restoring His people to their original purpose. Sometimes you talk to people and they are like, Oh, by now I think I’m past time, the good days are all behind me. They look at where they are in life, their age, and compare with friends they began with. People sometimes look at the past and think about how good life was, and how different it is today. They think about how their contemporaries have advanced way ahead of them. Do you not know that seeds planted the same day inside the same hole do not sprout forth the same time? Again they comparing themselves with themselves are not wise as scripture says (2 CORINTHIANS 10:12). The witness of God is better than that of men. Let this sink deep into your spirit, I will, He said; I will bring restoration (health), I will cure them, and reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. His will is to reveal not just peace, but abundance of peace. Does your situation or condition now afford you peace? This is a sure sign that this word belongs to you. It is the will of God for you to have restoration and peace. Maybe like Sarah, out of shock or unbelief, you are laughing at this promises, your condition puts you in a position to deride this Word. You ask yourself, can I have pleasure? ” Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” GENESIS 18:12. But do you not know, have you not heard, The Everlasting Father, The LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? You may faint and utterly fall, but He gives power to the faint, and increases the might of them that have no strength. So yes, you shall have pleasure even at this age, and in this condition.

I want to ask a you a question just like God asked Sarah, is anything too hard for The LORD? (GENESIS 18:14). He will heal and bind you up, He will revive and raise you up. He doesn’t just leave you there, if you follow on to know Him; His going forth is prepared as the morning. You are in the best moments of your life right now. The greatest thing you will ever need is what you have right now, God. All the rest shall fall in place. His going forth is prepared as the morning, and if walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship with one another (1 JOHN 1:7). He who follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life, Jesus said (JOHN 8:12). He is all about peace and will reveal it in its abundance to you. He says He will come to you as the rain, the early and the latter rain. The early rain comes to prepare the land for cultivation, whiles the latter rain prepares it for harvest. He will finish what He began in you. He sent the former rain to prepare your heart, the latter will come for the harvest. Scripture says we shall reap in due time if we faint not (GALATIANS 6:9). Wherever you are just open your mouth and thank God for the restoration, thank Him for the abundance of peace and truth. Just bless Him for His healing and revival. He has prepared a shinning path for you, He has given the former and the latter rain. Bless the Name of God wherever you are. He is good and His mercy endures forever. You will never be the same again. In The Name that is above all names, Jesus Christ, Son of The Living God. Amen and Amen!


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KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S SAVING STRENGTH

“Now know I that The LORD saveth His anointed; He will hear him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand” PSALM 20:6

“When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when He cometh up unto the people, He will invade them with His troops” HABAKKUK 3:16

The sleep of the righteous is always sweet even in the midst turbulence. God gives rest and good sleep to His beloved (PSALM 127:2). Scripture says, as the beast goes down into the valley and The Spirit of God causes it to rest, so God leads His people to make Himself a glorious name (ISAIAH 63:14). The disciples of Jesus came to find Him fast asleep in the midst of a storm and they were astonished. Their question was, Master, carest thou not that we perish? (MARK 4:38). Jesus knew something they didn’t know, He had something they didn’t have. God is our refuge and our fortress, a very present help in times of need. We will not fear, though the earth be removed, and the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea (PSALM 46). Jesus stood in the presence of Pontius Pilate and sent shivers through his family. The wife warned him, be careful, have nothing to do with this just man because I have suffered many things in a dream this day because of Him (MATTHEW 27:19). The just shall not be moved. The wicked will rather run when no man pursues him, ” The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion” PROVERBS 28:1. Jesus was as bold as a lion even in the face of death, ” Then saith Pilate unto Him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin” JOHN 19:10-11. The righteous can be confident that the wicked has no power at all whatsoever over him, except permitted by God. The rod of the wicked will never rest upon the lot of the righteous (PSALM 125:3). God will never give you over as a prey to their teeth. The Psalmist when he realized all these said, now I know, I know that God saves His anointed. In case you didn’t know, now you know, now you can be confident in the saving strength of God.

God becomes a wall of fire around His people (ZECHARIAH 2:5). Even the devil knows this. God made a hedge of protection around Job and all he had, “Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?” JOB 1:10. The child of God shall have no fear when he has knowledge of this. If you didn’t know, now you know! When Habakkuk saw God coming to the aid of His people and invading them with His troops, he said he will rest in the day of trouble. Days of trouble are not days of rest but of anxiety. Those who know their God, however, shall be strong and do exploits. God works in ways we cannot see, He defends us when we are not even aware of such. He defended Abraham and saved his wife from the hands of Abimelech, “But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife” GENESIS 20:3. God saved Jacob from the hands of Laban, “It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad” GENESIS 31:29. The knowledge of God’s saving power in the day of trouble gives a pleasant rest to His people. Now I know that The LORD saves His anointed, he said. You shall not be moved. You shall be like a tree planted by the water side. God will surround you as the mountains surround Jerusalem. Peace shall dwell within your curtains. Your life will never be the same again. In The Name that is above all names, Jesus Christ, Son of The Living God. Amen and Amen!


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QUIT CRYING AND ACT

“And The LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea” EXODUS 14:15-16

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done” MATTHEW 21:21

 

The powers granted believers in accordance with our commission and being the children of God is much more than some of us can imagine. Jesus before His ascension said unto His disciples that all power in heaven and earth is given unto Him. Having received this power, He commissioned them and us which believe on Him afterwards to go in this power (MATTHEW 28:18,19). He has delegated us to walk in the same power granted Him, and exercise it just like Himself would. Paul the Apostle spoke of the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe according to the working of His mighty power (EPHESIANS 1:19). If only we can understand this, if only we can know how empowered we are to handle situations that come our way! Regarding the working of God’s mighty power, there is no limit to what He can do in and with your life. I read the accounts of Elijah and Elisha and I ask myself, so what couldn’t these men do? If they wanted to cross a river, all they needed was their faith in God, they never had to worry about any boat. They wrap their mantles and smite the river and it parts here and there, they walk on dry ground (2 KINGS 2:8,14). They never once doubted the working of God’s mighty power in them. They never once doubted if it was going to work or not, it was natural to them just as walking is to you and me. See, I never wake up in the morning wondering if I am ever going to be able to walk, I just get up and walk. That was how natural the supernatural had become to them. They believed according to the working of God’s mighty power and therefore had an exceeding great access to that power.

God wants us to know that this power is granted us to deal with various situations in our lives. All we have to do is rise up, and with our faith deal with the situation. Scripture says that all things are possible to him who believes (MARK 9:23). The problem is sometimes we cry and cry to God when He expects us to rise up and deal with the situation through our faith and the power granted us. Just rise up and speak to the situation. Jesus said, if you shall say unto this mountain… All you have to do is to exercise that power and the problem should obey. Is it not interesting how God responded to Moses’ cry? Wherefore criest thou unto me, He asked? The power to divide the sea was in his hands, all he had to was lift up his rod and stretch his hand over the sea. Could it be that sometimes God approaches our problems the same way? Could it be that He is expecting you and me to rise up and go forward? Could it be that He expects us to exercise our authority rather than our constant crying? It is about time we exercised that exceeding greatness of His power granted you and me. It is time to walk in faith and in the power of God. Every power in heaven and earth given Jesus is accessible to you and me. Quit worrying and exercise your authority. You will never be the same again. In The Name that is above all names, Jesus Christ, Son of The Living God. Amen and Amen!


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PROSPERING IN GOD’S WILL

“And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master” GENESIS 24:12-14

“And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said. And it was so: for he rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water” JUDGES 6:36-38

 

God will make all things beautiful this particular season in the lives of His people, as we find ourselves in His will. I know those who have ears are hearing what The Spirit is saying this season. Many may be wondering and asking how, and by what authority we are saying all these things? Well if you had ears, you will hear the same thing. God will do nothing but first reveal to His servants the Prophets (AMOS 3:7). It is by this revelation and authority we do speak. The heavens are opened over God’s people and those who find themselves in God’s will, will see success. The rain and dew from heaven is falling, He is giving the latter rain to every grass in the field. Every good seed sown shall spring forth and bud. The flood gates are opened and God’s people shall step into their own. What you struggled with previous seasons shall be very easy this season. The favour of God will abound, and great grace shall be upon all of God’s people. God will be kind to His people and send His Angels before us in every good cause we take. We have stepped into God’s own appointed season and those who seek shall find, those who ask shall receive, and to everyone who knocks shall have the door swing wide open. Hear ye The Word of The LORD, “Thus saith The LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me” ISAIAH 45:11. Concerning His plans for your life, He says to ask, make inquiries and having found yourself in His will, command ye Him. Can a man command God? No, not by presumption, but as of petition. Having found yourself in His will, He obliges Himself, yet as of grace to hearken to your voice and performs your charge. Grace is used most of the times in the Word of God to mean a superior stooping to show kindness to an inferior, “Who humbleth Himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!” PSALM 113:6. The word humble in that text is translated from the word ‘shaphel’ which means to abase, to bring low, or become low.

Abraham’s servant found himself in a mission by divine appointment. God had appointed Rebecca for Isaac. His duty was to walk in that divine appointment and then find that special one. The problem we have sometimes is operating outside the will of God. When we find ourselves in His will, our confidence in Him is, whatever we ask, we receive (1 JOHN 5:14). Abraham being a Prophet of God knew the certain of the success of the appointment. The servant wasn’t sure but Abraham was,” And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest? And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again. The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; He shall send His Angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence” GENESIS 24:5-7. In this certainty, and this assurance, the man asked and as it were commanded God, not of presumption, but of petition. Let the same be she that thou has appointed for thy servant Isaac, he demanded. When you find yourself in God’s will, you decree and it’s established (JOB 22:28). Inquire from God this season concerning the works of His hands, and ask for signs. Will God humble Himself? His grace which surpasses all understanding will make Him stoop in showing favour to you. Will The Sovereign God reason with men? Yet says The Most High God, ” come now, and let us reason together” ISAIAH 1:18. God will send His Angels before you this season and they shall do all His bidding. Gideon found himself in the will of God, and asked for signs concerning the work of His hands and God obliged. Inquire from God concerning the works of His hands, and ask Him, whether in the heavens above or the depth below (ISAIAH 7:11). You will never be the same again. In The Name that is above all names, Jesus Christ, Son of The Living God. Amen and Amen!

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