Year: 2014

Love Debt

#LoveDEBT…

The story told of the kingdom by Jesus in Matthew 18:23-35Matthew 18:23-35
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23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. 24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. talents: a talent is ounces of silver, at a hundred and eleven cents the ounce 25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. worshipped him: or, besought him 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. pence: the Roman penny is the eighth part of an ounce, which after five shillings the ounce is seven pence halfpenny; about fourteen cents 29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? 34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.  

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, tells of a man whose debt was pardoned but went ahead to harass and imprison his colleague who owed him far less than he owed his master. When his master heard of it this is what he said before punishing him, ” Was it not right for you to have mercy on the other servant, even as I had mercy on you?” (Matthew 18:33Matthew 18:33
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33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?  

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love_money_scaleThis servant wouldn’t have had problems forgiving the debt of his colleague if not for his Entitlement Mentality.

This Entitlement Mentality has put African nations, lots of Africans and most families/marriages in trouble. John Kennedy said..”Ask not what your country will do for you but what you will do for your country .

…How I believe one day I will hear husbands, wives, children, relatives, leaders and workers say selflessly, “I will live doing so and so for my spouse, my family, my country and generation till I die”.

Imagine an a world operating with that mindset. Every corner you look you find someone saying, “I owe my generation something great and I must spend my life making sure I pay it all up before I go to be with the Lord”. …After all said and done that is why we were born….To Serve.

Romans 13:8Romans 13:8
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8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.  

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says, “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law”. (KJV)

To fulfill God’s law, we all have to pay the “Love Debt” we owe our families, communities and generation. The amnesty from the grip of sin and dead we enjoy as Born Again Believers was achieved by Jesus on the Cross through pain, let us therefore carry our cross daily and go about doing good as we take pains in patiently solving other peoples problems.

Love gives, love protects and provides for others. Think about the orphans who are ready recruits for the robbery job market and the young widow whose battered self worth is driving her to prostitution. What about that stigmatised pregnant teenager who just dropped out of school or the confused church member who has been taught that God is a magician and He needs nothing of us to provide for us….

You have been “Set Free to Live Under the Yoke of being your brothers keeper”..Don’t jump back into financial debt. Stay debt free and owe no man anything but LOVE…

…Please PASS ON to at least 5 people you love. God empower you to serve selflessly and expecting nothing in return from man in Jesus name

Vacancy: Man Of God Needed

God is looking for a MAN. A man who fears God, who will exalts His will above personal desires. A man who will raise his children and family to reverence Him.

233722This man will be fit for His daughter in marriage to fulfil His purpose for Family seeing our congregations are filled with proverbial water everywhere but none fit for drinking.

This man must be fit for God’s business of establishing His Kingdom on earth. He will restore order as a responsibility everywhere he finds chaos and confusion(Responsibility), a man to rebuild broken down walls (Society/Values) and bridge the gap between man and God in today’s society (Discipleship).

Ezekiel 22:30Ezekiel 22:30
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30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.  

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– And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

The Lord’s pain is that the hedge is broken and the serpent bites. Who will raise up the brazen serpent as Moses did to help the people. Can God rely on you? Are you ready to take on the responsibility to rise up and bridge the gap between God and society.

My prayer is that God will give you the grace to be SoldOUT on that which concerns the Kingdom.

Destiny’s Transport System

99.9% of those reading this piece must have come across people whose desire to succeed in life has made them declare openly, “I will make it, no matter what”.

187968030By this declaration it is not certain if the route they intend taking is or will be ethical or not …The reality only appears when what follows becomes hustling, looking-righteous but is not or doing it the black market style.

Proverbs 14:12Proverbs 14:12
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12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.  

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says – There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (KJV).

Joseph’s way to the fulfilment of destiny wasn’t anywhere near “using my connection” or attending Harvard but by Envy-Slavery-False Accusation and then Imprisonment. (Gen 37:24-36Gen 37:24-36
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24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. 25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. 26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood? 27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content. were...: Heb. hearkened 28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt. 29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes. 30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go? 31 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; 32 And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no. 33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days. 35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him. 36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard. officer: Heb. eunuch: but the word doth signify not only eunuchs, but also chamberlains, courtiers, and officers captain...: or, chief marshal: Heb. chief of the slaughter men, or executioners  

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Philip on the other hand involved being picked by Responsibility, pushed to do more by Passion and in the process achieved the great feat of teaching a Top Ethiopian Government official after which he disappeared. (Acts 8:27-40Acts 8:27-40
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27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. 32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.  

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This is not say Persistence and Hard work are not necessary to fulfill destiny but both have to run on the railroad of the Mind and Plan of God.

My prayer is that you will receive grace to be Patient and Persistent to fulfill destiny in Jesus name.

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Medals Of Victory

Heroes and Heroines in the past were made from victories in battle and inventions. Today?  They are celebrities from movies.

gold-medals1 (1)How acting and make believe instead of actual achievements, landmarks and leaving legacies behind after we have gone became the platform for celebrating value added to our societies insults intelligence.

No wonder “Acting” the Doctor, Lawyer, Freedom fighter, etc. has replaced the actual pursuit of studying for the skill set necessary (the career) to fight today’s wars.

Laziness or Sluggishness for taking responsibility and action instead of Hardwork has made our generation prefer sitting in a spot glued to a screen and seeking to turn 6 years of med school into 6 years later.

Pro 24:33-34Pro 24:33-34
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33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man. an...: Heb. a man of shield  

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says, ” Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man. (KJV)

Our poverty of solution to fight Corruption, Ebola & AIDS, Sex Trade & Slavery, Terriorism, etc. is upon us because we have folded our arms. We can’t keep thinking the society’s problem is another persons responsibility …Its time to stop acting and start taking responsibility.

We all need to aim to be celebrated as today’s war heroes in the boardrooms, classrooms and in the field…Do you agree with me?

May the grace to make a difference be yours in Jesus name…Join us @ PearlHOUSE 7:30am or 5:30pm every Sunday to learn @ His feet.

Crafted for WORK

Unemployment across the nations of the earth is so much so a concern today that it is now a major negotiating item for politicians and a critical factor for economist. The unemployment Rate in Nigeria for instance increased to 23.90 percent in 2011 and a record low of 5.30 Percent in 2006.

Many have died as a result of strikes by the unemployed and many will still die despite the fact there are opportunities everywhere. Opportunities come from problems around and we have more than enough to go round several times. Believers and those who realise the true calling of man as Solution Providers arise from sleep to significance.

Ephesians 2:10Ephesians 2:10
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10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ordained: or, prepared  

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says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”(KJV)

So every business Idea, Strategy and Resource we will ever need to Challenge these Opportunities has already been provided…God is waiting and your generation is waiting…Arise and Shine mighty men of valour.

May the grace to attract viable solution be your portion this month in Jesus name

Crafted for relevance

Recently the Ebola virus hit the shores of West Africa. Many died before a small amount of a new drug – ZMapp – which had not been fully approved for use came to the rescue.

Researching into the origin of this top secret drug as it were, I found out that ZMapp is not really a cure or a vaccine but a cocktail of genetically engineered antibodies that boosts a patients’ ability to fight off Ebola.

ZMapp wasn’t fully tested for use but administered because it was relevant. ZMapp is scientifically referred to as not being a cure or vaccine but useful. Do you know you may not look or feel like anything next to who God created you to be but you are relevant to your generation?

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

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says, “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” (KJV)

Your generation is groaning and crying for you to Mature from being a Child and manifest the Wisdom/Anointing within you as a Son. You carry an anointing to solve problems no other person can.

A Certificate is not your problem, Maturity and Manifestation are. When a man is anointed to solve a problem, certificates don’t count anymore. Joseph never needed a certificate to inteprete Pharaoh’s dream. Nehemiah never did an MBA to fix Jerusalem’s problem. All you need to do is Sit down to be built into maturity by the Word and Discipleship… Then Be BOLD and Offer your solution to one man and you will be influencing a Nation before the year runs out.

May God’s grace for relevance be your portion today in Jesus name.

Be Angry

The mention of the substance Uranium takes the minds of many to the substance used in creating Nuclear Bombs. The truth is Uranium was given by God to be used for good not evil. So when we see the use of Uranium from the perspective of its Uncontrolled chain reaction we must remember that its Controlled chain reaction adds value to mankind.

So also is Anger. Can you remember the last time you met a raving mad or angry person? Think about the time you got very angry over a situation or about something or someone? Did anything change for good?

“Whatever anger begins, anger must sustain” The focus is in the product. If negative anger begins a thing or process, it will take negative anger to sustain it and also will result in more negative.

Think about the kind of anger you are allowing or should be allowed with you. Is it the Creative Anger or Destructive one. Ephesians 4:26Ephesians 4:26
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26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:  

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says, “Be angry without doing wrong; let not the sun go down on your wrath”. (BBE). This is to say, God approves Anger but not that which gets one mad but that which does no wrong.

Lee Lacocca an America business man once said, “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive”.
Anger is therefore a “High-Energy Resource” to be used ONLY Positively. Negative Anger MUST never be left around your Relationships, Marriage, Work, etc.

Channel every form of Anger from others to you or coming from within you to Positive Anger that does no evil. Let it do good for you and others every time. You will connecting with Gods blessings stored up for the Beloved.

I pray that you will enjoy much more grace to channel Anger Positively in Jesus name.