Month: June 2014

NoMORE AVERAGE

NoMORE AVERAGE……being who God Designed You to Be.

Several hundreds of years ago, the nation of Israel had to decide who to worship as God. Before them was Jehovah [God Almighty who had at countless times saved, secured and provided for them in season and out of season] and baal [a worthless idol with no abilities except standing motionless and powerless].

average-credit-scoreThis decision was supposed to be easy but for the spirit of AVERAGE…. AVERAGE is dictionary defined as being, “Neither very good nor very bad” and it’s the reason why people falter between two opinions, opt for less as against more that has been allotted by inheritance or privilege to them.
… Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” 1 Kings 18:211 Kings 18:21
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21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. opinions: or, thoughts?  

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It is time to Take A Stand, faltering between two opinions makes you lukewarm and makes God unable to use or help you. [Rev 3:16Rev 3:16
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16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.  

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– But since you are merely lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth! TLB]

Decide and Declare your position about nagging issues and your destiny. Do a 360 degrees Assessment on your Abilities, Opportunities, Prophecies and God’s promises. Place every Demand by Faith on God for results, HE has all it takes to keep you Connect to Abundance, Safe and Sound and also Blessed beyond description.
Like the children of Israel, today is your opportunity to declare NoMORE AVERAGE.

Responsibility: Respond with Ability

Responsibility is dictionary defined as something you must do as part of your job or duty. In fact, it is something you ought to do because it is morally, socially and I must add divinely right.

The Message Bible version of Galatians 6:5Galatians 6:5
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5 For every man shall bear his own burden.  

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, says Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.

cultivateResponsibility comes in different forms to different people but remains the doorway to fulfilment in life. Without responsibility roles, functionality and purpose for titles or position wouldn’t be properly defined.

From our last definition we can see that responsibilities could be
A. Moral Entity:meaning, it is solution minded and fixing problems bestowed on you by nature or circumstances. It could be gender selective, positional or by an accident of birth as sometimes say. An example of responsibility coming on someone by circumstance is found in the book of Esther 4:14Esther 4:14
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14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? enlargement: Heb. respiration  

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which the Message bible …quotes as saying.

If you persist in staying silent at a time like this, help and deliverance will arrive for the Jews from someplace else; but you and your family will be wiped out. Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for just such a time as this.”

Wherever you find yourself, moral responsibility demands that you take a positive stand to assigning yourself a duty to bring change and never wait to be told or even thanked.

Secondly, responsibility is a Social Entity: meaning, it is about adding value to our immediate communities and neighbourhood with the intent of not only deliberately meeting emotional needs but giving others a sense of belonging.

A classical case is recorded in Acts 4:34-35Acts 4:34-35
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34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.  

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[NIV], There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.

Finally, responsibility is… A Divine Entity which bestows on man the “Genesis 1:26Genesis 1:26
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26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  

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Mandate” of having dominion over all creation and the earth. … by keeping and tending the earth as ordained by God.

Responsibility therefore differentiates producers from consumers and leaders from slaves. It empowers all in cultivating and guarding creation in whatever sphere of influence we may find ourselves.

Responsibility transforms bad to good, corruption into integrity and through it poverty becomes an open door to wealth. Beggarly nations have become great economies by being responsibility to its citizens and vice versa. Citizens in turn imbibe this as a culture and reciprocate by building every sector of the economy and life.

Nehemiah and the remnant of Israel rebuilt a 140 years broken down city wall in record 52 days by taking responsibility. This feat was achieved by common men as families or those in common vocations taking the responsibility of rebuilding just the portions of the wall right in front of their homes.

Wise people who follow people who are responsible make progress in their chosen field of endeavour just as wise societies and developing nations who maintain close ties with responsible first world nations for strategic, sustainable success also do.
Responsibility comes from two words “Response” and “Ability”. In my view these words confer on us a positive attitude we must imbibe and a skill or grace we must develop.

The positive attitude here is “the dogged desire to operate positively in ones abilities, gifts and skills to deliver or add value as we respond to challenges in our life, communities and generation”.

This attitude also triggers sacrifice and makes one add value per time whatever the issues are or the challenges. The fact remains that responsibility comes with a price and only those ready to pay it enjoy its benefit.

And what is that price? It is the fact that responsibility is never really GIVEN to anyone, it is for the TAKING.
Genesis 1:1-2Genesis 1:1-2
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The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis 1 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  

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God created the sky and the earth. At first, 2 the earth was completely empty. There was nothing on the earth. Darkness covered the ocean, and God’s Spirit moved over the water
This may sound strange to you at face value but take some time to think about this. What do you see? God taking the responsibility of not allowing a chaotic situation prevail. He didn’t ignore it but went ahead and fixed the situation.
If we are creations of God, made in His image and likeness or form, wisdom demands that we be like Him. We were created solution providers and called to fix problems and not ignore them.
See this…Titus 1:5Titus 1:5
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5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: wanting: or, left undone  

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[AMP], For this reason I left you [behind] in Crete, that you might set right what was defective and finish what was left undone, and that you might appoint elders and set them over the churches (assemblies) in every city as I directed you.

NOW Judge this… Who is responsible?
An elected office holders who fails to perform at his/her duties and a young citizen who sets up an NGO to add value,

A father who opts absentee parenthood side by side a couple who opt for adoption even after having their own children,

A student who cheats in exams and another who burns the mid-night oil to accomplish his/her dream of becoming a professional to add value to his/her community

Every assignment, positions weather at home, school, office, relationship and more come with responsibility but it is left with you and I to “Take Responsibility”.

Strong, Steady and Secured.

Strong, Steady and Secured.

The grace to withstand any force and in turn produce an even greater physical strength, spiritual power and emotional force effortlessly against your opposition has been released for you.

Building StrongThis month you will also begin to enjoy deliverance by the Blood of Jesus and a higher manifestation of the protection of God from attack, interception, theft, doubt, worry and anxiety thus says the Lord.

The key scripture for this month is Isaiah 54:14Isaiah 54:14
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14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.  

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You’ll be built solid, grounded in righteousness, far from any trouble — nothing to fear! far from terror — it won’t even come close!

Trouble and terror will not come anywhere close in Jesus name.

Isaiah 54:14Isaiah 54:14
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14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.  

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says, “You’ll be built solid” meaning, you will be endowed by God through the Holy Spirit to achieve fortification and resistant against every force of destruction including sin, poverty, failure, sickness, etc. Remember Romans 8:37Romans 8:37
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37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.  

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NKJV says, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us”.

Isaiah 54:14Isaiah 54:14
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14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.  

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also said you will be “Grounded in righteousness” which is to be established in a lifestyle of being SoldOUT to the Word and Ways of God. Our only foundation should be righteousness. No other foundation should matter since we have been translated from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of the Son of His love who is Jesus, the “Sure Foundation”.

Isaiah 28:16Isaiah 28:16
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16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.  

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NKJV says, “Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily”.

This is not a matter of a foundation for a few seconds or days but all times. Jesus is the “Sure Foundation” for provision, wisdom and knowledge unto eternity. The pointer to this fact is Isaiah 33:6Isaiah 33:6
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6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure. salvation: Heb. salvations  

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NIV – He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.

To access this foundation the key is the Fear of the Lord – not fear as fright from terror but the respect response to fatherly love.

Our text of the month also points to three destination and locations you will be found this month of Strong, Steady and Secured. These are, “Far from any trouble”, “Nothing to fear!” and “Far from terror”.  All we are left to do is say, “Amen”. Amen to deliverance, amen to Strength, Establishment and Secured

Precious PROMISES

PreciousPROMISES.

The joy of Christianity is that we have been redeemed from curses and consequences of ancestral and personal sin by the MERCY of God.
We have also as a result of the GRACE of God been given the privilege to enjoy PreciousPROMISES from God as our Inheritance.

2 PETER 1:32 PETER 1:3
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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: to: or, by  

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– 4 says, “… as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. NKJV

PPNote here that our scripture says, “By His Divine Power” not our WORKS of righteousness or SPIRITUAL STRENGHT and Abilities. If it was by our Abilities, God’s GRACE and the death of Jesus on the cross will be of no effect. That is not to say God doesn’t demand of us to do certain things.

We have also as a result of the GRACE of God been given the privilege to enjoy PreciousPROMISES from God as our Inheritance. We are to BELIEVE in HIM, LOVE, SERVE and FOLLOW HIM.

By the CROSS we have been made partakers of all things that pertain to life and godliness in Christ Jesus.

Our connection and responsibility as believers is to KNOW God because through this are we called by glory and virtue. Hosea 4:6Hosea 4:6
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6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. destroyed: Heb. cut off  

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says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” and not lack of POWER. Power is available to us in fact the power available is “His Divine Power”.

Knowledge builds up your mind with information or set of instructions and rules on how to see and receive things. Our perception of everything around you built on the knowledge of Christ will therefore leads you and I to access to His Inheritance for us all as believers.
Our focus scripture says, “we have been given exceedingly great and precious promises…” and the Qualifications to access these “…exceedingly great and precious promises…” is that we give our life to Christ by being Born Again – Believe Him, Love, Serve, Follow and Celebrate Him.

Exceedingly, Great and Precious Promises has to be our desire if we understand that they are Absolutely Terrific, Glorious, Rewards, Blessings and FREE of Charge…JESUS paid the price for it.
Are you born again? If NO then you are not connected yet though your portion is available. You can start a RELATIONSHIP with God now to start enjoying your inheritance in Christ Jesus
Pray this prayer with me…Lord Jesus am a SINNER, I have lived a life not worthy of your love for me. Have Mercy on me, Forgive me, Restore me as your Beloved once again. I denounce my past and confess that you ar