Welcome to the Month of March 2021. Better Days are here and your stories of obscurity are rolled away. It’s our Month of BETTER THINGS. NLT version of Hebrews 6:9 says, “….We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation.” KJV version of Hebrews 12:24 further confirms that, “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than the blood of Abel.” Hallelujah!
There is a Prophetic agenda of God for this month of March 2021. This month is purposely designed for those who have experienced delay, setbacks and have patiently waited on God for His promise. I have received a word from God that, “March 2021 is a month of fulfilment of God’s promises.” In Heb. 6:15, the Bible says, “Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.” In this month, God will be visiting everyone who has waited patiently for Him. Those who have waited on God for a marital partner shall receive their answers this month. Those who have been waiting solely on God for the fruit of the womb will receive conception this month. In March 2021, waiting on the Lord shall pay off with public proofs in Jesus name. What have you been waiting in the Lord for? This month, your expectation shall be delivered. Hallelujah!
The rewards of salvation will be evident in our lives. Before now, it was easy for people to scorn you and insult you for righteous living. But from now, you will be the admirable one, because there are better things that come with salvation. God will distinguish His people from pretenders in the house. The power, riches, wisdom, strength, glory, honour and blessing that accompany salvation, shall be evident in our lives from now on. I hear the Spirit of God say, “He will beautify us with the riches of salvation.” Everything that the shed Blood of Jesus won for us, will be on full display in our lives and homes. Hallelujah!
Better days are here; and we have a responsibility to step into them. All of God’s promises deliver on the platform of faith. We must apply ourselves to His word to see them manifest. Better days are here, and this means, we must let go of the thoughts, sufferings and addictions of the perceived good-old-days. God has better things in stock for us. Be willing to cast your nets into new waters as God leads you. Get ready to take new risks. Be prepared to dive into new realms of sacrifice. There is always a higher price for the higher calling. Throw in your faith for new and better dimensions of God in this month of March 2021.
However, it all starts with Genuine Salvation. Better Things come only with salvation. You might have been in church for years but if you are not saved, the Better Things that the Blood speaks about cannot reflect on your life. Receive Jesus today, confess the Prayer of Salvation below;
“Father, I am a sinner and I confess all my sin. Have mercy of me, wash me clean with the Blood of Jesus and make me your son. I confess Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. From now, I am born again, I am a new creature in Jesus name. Amen!”
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Every new year sets the stage for definite change, aspirations, expectations, targets and new dreams. God also has an Agenda for the year 2021. The Spiritual Focus of God for the year 2021 is THRESH. Micah 4:13 says,….
Praise God! Glory to Jesus for His Unfailing Love and Commitment to us at all times. He took us through the thick and thin of 2020; He blessed His people greatly and caused us to triumph on every side. Indeed, He is the God of all flesh and there is nothing too hard for Him to do. Father, we thank you! Why not give God thanks right there? We cannot thank Him too much. Can we even thank Him enough? I don’t think so. However, we can give Him quality thanks. Jesus, we give you all the praise. Hallelujah!
This is the first time in a few years that the note for a new year is coming at a time this close to the dawn of the year. I have had to wait to be clear on matters of concern before putting these words together. Indeed, I welcome you to the year 2021. Congratulations!
Every new year sets the stage for definite change, aspirations, expectations, targets and new dreams. God also has an Agenda for the year 2021. The Spiritual Focus of God for the year 2021 is THRESH. Micah 4:13 says, “Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth”
Threshing is a very old farming practice that happens during the Harvest. It involves beating grain in order to separate the good seeds from the chaff. Beating is involved. Separation is also involved. These words are very cogent in relation to what God will be doing this year and beyond. Definitely, we are still in a season of Harvest, but more deliberately, God will be bringing specific judgement to the nations that will bring clear distinction between His people and the heathens.
God has revealed to me that, primarily in 2021, He will be releasing His agents into various spheres of influence and works of life in order to Confront, Conquer and Claim their territories for Him. Young Christian men and women will enjoy great open doors this year, especially in the workplace and in Ministry. They must understand that God is sending us as Kingdom Agents of Transformation. Many of God’s children will gain access into Babylonian structures, they will face opposition; they are to Confront, Conquer and Claim their territories for Jesus. New job openings are not just about God’s favour and answer to prayers, God has a plan and He is sending you. Do not get carried away by the open doors, braze up to the demands of Heaven for your life especially in 2021. We are to Arise and Thresh. You cannot beat a worldly system until you Stand Up to Responsibility.
Furthermore in 2021, God’s people will enjoy Strength and Uncommon Triumphs. His word in Micah 4:13 says, “…for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people…” I will explain these Bible terms further in the month, especially at our Weekly Video Teachings; Click here to follow me. Basically, these terms mean the needed capacities to crush Babylonian systems and establish God’s reign. The wisdom that Joseph needed to climb the political heights of Egypt was given to him at the time he needed it. Do not be afraid and look beyond your certificate. Rely on God’s wisdom and do not doubt what God will do with you. You may be new in that organization, stop looking down on yourself, forget about your position. Everything you need to beat every opposition will be given to you. This year, God’s people will rise. His Church will conquer many great grounds across the nations of the earth. In 2021, in Nigeria, the government will acknowledge the Power of GOD’s Church because it will be too evident.
Also, God’s people will prosper greatly in this year 2021. Those who walk and work with the LORD will enjoy great wealth. Micah 4:13 further says, “…and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth” Beginning from 2021, the Church will begin to gain control the wealth of the nations and this will progress dramatically as believers rise and Thresh. The time has come for the fulfilment of Wealth Transfer Agenda of God, from the world to the Church. However, God will be doing this for a purpose. Anyone who misses God’s purpose for this Financial Boom may suffer loss. We are to “….consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth” Dedicating the wealth to God, means using it for His purpose and the expansion of His Kingdom here on earth. I have good news for people who have been committing to Kingdom expansion, “2021 is also your season of wealth”. Hallelujah!
What is the Secret to Thresh in 2021?
Every season has a secret. 1 Chron 12:32 says, “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment” There is always something to do in order to align with God’s perfect agenda per time. You cannot Thresh by just being a child of God, but by aligning with God’s Agenda and fulfilling your part of the Covenant requirements for His timely promise.
The secret to THRESH through 2021 is found in Isa 41:15. It says, “Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff”
In verse 14, the LORD says, “Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel…”
The secret to THRESH through 2021 is “submitting to God’s making”. Jacob was termed a worm, fragile and insignificant. But God was going to use Him to Thresh the mountains to pieces. You might have had years and catalogues of loses; but in 2021 you story can change completely if you give in to God’s making.
When God makes you, you are made. It is in God’s making that we are made ready for the battles and destined triumphs in the field. It is in God’s making that we are given “horns of iron” and “hooves of bronze”. Many Christians have refused God’s making. Many have left the place of God’s preparation and gone into the field unprepared and in haste; so, they have become casualties in the battles of life.
Everyman’s secret is in his story. Joseph’s triumph in Egypt was a function of the journey that prepared him. Children of God, there is no sustainable palace without a prison. If you jump into the future, it will not last. The year 2021 is not a common year, it is a year for gods. Exo. 7:1 says, “And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh…” This is a year to confront the powers that think they be across the nations and subdue them completely. This is a year for the spiritually matured and not babies. Only gods will be able to Thresh the terrain and Beat mountains into pieces. If you are not made by God, you will crash.
God is looking for men and women who will wait for Him and walk every step of the way with Him. God is looking for young people who will stay with Him until they are made by Him and fit for the field. We have many unfit servants in Ministry and Workplace, becoming casualties in the battles of life. Will you return to God and His place of making today?
There is someone reading this note. You have left the Church where God instructed you to serve Him, His choice place for your making. You left for a more beautiful church. You have left the place where God has planting your horns of iron and hooves of bronze. Get back to the Threshing Floor before you crash. Return to God now, your glory is closer than you thought.
Our return to God begins with Genuine Repentance. If you have never given your life to Jesus, or if you have strayed away from Holy living, you can return now by confessing the Prayer below, genuinely from your heart;
“Lord Jesus, I have sinned but I return to you today. Have mercy on me and wash me clean from all iniquity. I confess you as my Lord and Saviour. From today, I am born again. I receive Championship over sin and satan. Thank you Jesus. Amen!”
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God does not just want you to make money, He wants you to have sustainable Financial Breakthroughs. God does not just want you to get a contract and then return to point zero after a few weeks. His Principles are enduring, so He wants you to make it big, and then sustain that level, and then grow further.
You are not blessed just because you made some huge cash through contracts; you are blessed financially when you can remain at that level that God shoots you into over time. This month, I decree as long as God lives, He will lift you up and keep you there.
Say to yourself; “As for me, God will lift me UP and keep me THERE” Hallelujah! Glory to God.
No matter your financial level, you can rise. Honestly, you can! I really need to encourage anyone who is not doing well financially, your story in changing today in Jesus name. No matter how bad it has been, you can rise financially.
Personally, I have seen my life and finances grow consistently but it has also been deliberately. Financial Increase is consciously and deliberately cultivated. Money is dangerous in the hands of a man who does not know how to grow it. Money is a neutral instrument. It is good in the hands of a good man, and of course, bad in the hands of a bad person.
God wants you to grow and increase whatever He has put in your hands. Don’t ever forget this! Let me put it this way…. You earn N65,000 monthly?
When you collect your November 2020 salary, don’t only go about planning how to disburse the funds. Remember that, the salary is Financial Potential not Financial Reward!
Why? Because God wants you to grow and increase whatever He has put in your hands. God is not as concerned about what you earn as He is as concerned about what you can earn.
Man is created to be a creative and not a consuming being. It is Un-Kingdom to consume all that you earn? In fact, it is inhuman to consume all that you earn. Why? You are created to be a co-creator. So when you consume all you get, you are operating below the human level. You are created to be a creative being. Do not forget this!
Matt 25:16-17 says, “Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.”
When you multiply the money in your hand, God is happy with you.
Whatever amount you earn, in order to multiply your finances and grow your Financial Level, even if your salary does not increase, do the following….
Get a Part time or Full time Job
Even if you have a full-time job, as long as you know that the salary is too small, get a part time job to add something to your pocket. Jobs do not pay people, work does! You are not paid because you do a job, you are paid because you solve a problem. Apart from the job you do, what else can you do to earn? Apart from resuming in the office and closing late in the evening, what problem(s) can you solve for someone else somewhere that can fetch you some legitimate income? Answer these questions and show up; and you will earn.
Daily, people are in need of persons who can help them edit their books/articles, create designs, plan their trips, dry-clean their wears, etc. Some people also need professional services; consultants, teachers, personal coaches, event planners, etc. What can you do to help someone? What problems can you solve? That problem is your ticket to earn more! The guys in Matt 25:16-17 went trading their skills. What else can you trade?
Financial Prosperity in this kingdom is traceable to Covenant Practise. God’s Covenant blessings are only committed to those who fulfil the Covenant demands. No matter how much you work, the enemy can rob you of your income and earnings. It takes Covenant Practise to secure your Covenant blessings.
Gen 8:22 says, “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, …..shall not cease”
The law of sowing and reaping is constant, it cannot cease. If you want to be blessed in this Kingdom, YOU MUST GIVE. If you like don’t give, you will remain poor.
I have seen my finances climb dramatically, because we have committed ourselves to Covenant Practises. There are people that work more than you, yet earn less. Work is not the only formular for financial increase.
You must learn how to secure God’s backing so that your efforts are not a waste. And God’s Covenant backing is secured via Covenant Practise. If you do not give as a low income earner, you will remain low. If you want to climb out of a financial level, commit to giving bountifully at that level. It is the seed that you sow that God blesses.
You earn little? Be a cheerful giver at that level.
You earn averagely? Give bountifully at that level
You earn well? Well, you can still grow further by giving bountifully.
If you withhold your income from God, giving the excuse that you earn little, you will remain there. I have seen Christians who can spoil money on personal outings, but ask for support for God’s work….N2000 will be squeezed out only after a million thoughts and sigh.
Even if anyone lay hands and legs on you and release Prophetic Blessings, the blessings will pass you by if you are not committed to Giving. It is that simple! You cannot beat a man who gives, at receiving. He will not need to pray about it.
How to you commit to the Covenant?
– Pay your Tithe: 10% of all your income. Don’t eat your tithe;
– Give Offerings: At Spiritual gatherings, give to God;
– Kingdom Projects: Support Kingdom advancement initiatives;
– Help the Needy: those who need your help while you have what is required;
– Prophet Offerings: Bless those who nourish you Spiritually;
– Give to your Parents.
Save from Every Income
It is Scriptural to save. The Bible talks to lazy people, to learn savings from the ant. The ant, though small, has learnt that, “if I must have food and resources in the future and at times of need, I must learn to save when I earn and/or have plenty.” Prov. 6:6-8
From this Scripture, whether you are a hustler or workaholic, as long as you do not know how to save, you are a Financial sluggard. A Financial sluggard is one who earns but does not set something aside for later. A Financial sluggard is one who eats and consumes everything he or she earns. A Financial sluggard is anyone who does not save from income. Imagine how many financial sluggards we have in churches!
Today, your change has come!
It is an abomination in God’s Kingdom, to consume everything you receive. Save from every income.
“Pastor, it is not easy to save o.” I have heard this repeatedly.
I have some books coming soon: the Financial Intelligence Series
In these 3 books, I have discussed in details, how to save money efficiently. In Financial Intelligence Series, you will also discover why you must learn to save money if you want to be very rich.
Whatever you earn, no matter how little or large, it contains the seed you need for the financial future you desire. Your present income contains the financial greatness you anticipate. If you consume everything, you consume your seed and therefore consume your financial future.
This is why it is possible to earn large and still stay poor. You must learn how to save from whatever you earn, so you are prepared for investments that show up unannounced.
Begin to Create Multiple Streams of Income
Deut 8:18 says, “But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day”
God gives us Power to MAKE wealth. Money is manufactured. If you will grow your Financial Level, you must commit to creating Multiplying Streams of Income.
2021 is close, and you are a Creative Being. Include Generating Multiple Streams of income into your plans for the new year; refuse to stay on one channel of income.
From what you earn, plan and set aside some cash that you can reinvest in other profitable schemes. There are several things you can do to Generate Multiple Streams of Income, and I have discussed them in the Financial Intelligence Series. Some of them are;
– Start a New Business
– Invest in property, stocks and bonds
– Get into reliable Multilevel Marketing (MLM) Schemes
Rev. Albert Aina, a Financial Expert, said, “you need at least 5 channels of income to be financially comfortable in Nigeria.”
Actually, the issue of Financial Liberty is one that requires a lot of wisdom, and certain Principles must be combined in order to enforce your total freedom.
This is so because, you do not become rich because you earn much, you become rich because you know how to Make, Manage and Multiply Money. So, you can earn a fat salary, but until you understand the Dynamics of Financial Intelligence, you will remain poor.
Personally, I have learnt and applied these principles over the years, and have seen my income rise dramatically and consistently. Throughout this month of November 2020, teachings will be centred around Financial Intelligence, because it is empowerment that makes wealth
Deut. 8:18 says, “But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth….” So, money is not prayed into existence. Money is produced, manufactured, earned and made. And the making of money is an ability, a skill, that you must learn. Hallelujah!!!
It takes Financial Intelligence to make money.
7 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE MORE MONEY IN TODAY’S ECONOMY
1. Start a Full-Time or Part-Time Job
If you do not have a full-time employment, start a part time job. The secret here is to have a regular channel of income. Jobs are created out of work, and solutions you can offer to people who can pay you. So, the question is not always about the availability of jobs but your ability to offer solutions.
What can you do? What solutions can you offer? Look for that person, or people who need your solution, and go to them. Having a constant channel of income is good, it assures you that weekly, or monthly, you will get an alert.
Whatever the case, no matter how large this regular alert is, never settle for this. You cannot become rich relying on a Monthly or Weekly salary. Wake up!
2. Produce a Product
People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care. And people do not know how much you care, until they can see something tangible that is an expression of your level of care.
What skills have you acquired? What talents have you discovered? Produce tangible products, something people can see and touch. That’s what people pay for.
I like to use myself as an example here…
I am a Pastor; right! But I am also an Infopreneur…I sell information. So I do not just teach people through articles or in Church or at conferences, I also produce books, CDs, DVDs, etc…. they are tangible versions of my expertise.
These products sell online and offline and go far and wide to replicate what I do in Church and in conferences. People who have never met me buy these products and their lives are changed. Hallelujah!!! Jesus be praised.
You can sing, you can make this and that, you can do this and do that… What have you produced for people to purchase? Produce value, tangible value. That is the language that money understands. If you want to make more money, get into the production industry.
3. Offer a Service
People love comfort, and will pay well to get relieved of their duties.
People want to have their clothes washed, their nails made, their hair made, etc. The service industry is waxing strong by the day. For instance, the comedy industry in Nigeria is now worth millions. People want to relax and laugh and pay well for it.
So, what service can you offer? Examples include, Private Teacher, Dry cleaning, Laundry Services, Hair dressing, Fashion design, etc.
What are you offering to your world? That is the only thing you can charge them for!
4. Market/Sell a Product or Service
It is not compulsory you develop a product for yourself or start out to offer a service of your own. Many people are scared of starting out and carrying the burden of a new product, business or company.
So, you can market and sell an existing product or service. You just need to do the following;
Discover a genuine need in your locality or one close to you;
Locate a product or service that is selling well and can meet the need you have discovered;
Replicate the product or service in the location where it is needed.
With this, you do not need to create a new product or offer a new service, you are just transferring the idea to a new location. In some cases, you are paid a commission for marketing and selling another person’s product or service, and then in some cases, you get profits.
I know many young people complain about marketing and sales. Listen; if you cannot market and sell, you cannot be a good business person.
5. Get into Partnership
As much as Idealists are looking for Investors, so Investors are constantly in search of Idealists who can multiply their money. I remember a friend here in Makurdi who told me that, one Sunday, a man in his Church walked up to him and said, “I have N5million, can you use it and return it when you like?”
You do not need to start praying for this. He did not pray! He prepared for it. The man had noticed this my entrepreneur Christian brother to be a fervent and consistent business person. From a distance, he was sure that the young man would use the money well to expand his business.
And your guess is as good as mine. My friend multiplied the money in months.
There are actually people who will not mind giving you money, as long as you can prove to them, that stories will not follow.
Partnership is securing collaboration with someone or a team that has something you need, in order to earn and share profits.
The goal of Partnership is a win-win out come. Don’t ever forget this!
Many young people fail, right at the proposal phase of their Partnership presentation because, the Investor could not clearly see what was in the deal for him or her. Partnership never works for greedy people
Always come up with an irresistible offer(s), a great win for the other party, they wouldn’t mind what’s in it for you, they will throw in the cash. Partnership has its technicalities though, so be careful to get good Legal paper works done. Ensure that all documents are clearly signed.
6. Multilevel Marketing
MLM strives on earning through other people’s efforts. This industry will continue to do well as long as those involved keep their process transparent, and clients focused.
Not all MLM schemes are authentic, so be sure to have someone who is experienced check out the process before you commit yourself to it.
Listen very carefully please….
Learn to put your money in places that require only little or 0% of your time and effort to run. Look out for opportunities that will make your money work for you.
Look out for long term investments. Invest in real estate, stocks and bonds
Ensure you have someone who can give you quality advice in the areas of investments before you put in your money.
One of the greatest secrets of Financial Breakthroughs in today’s economy is to look through these secrets and choose the ones you can combine.
Create multiple channels of income. Learn to spread your Financial nets to catch from diverse channels on a constant basis. As a young person, instead of always spending, commit to quality financial decisions, that will help you secure multiple channels of constant financial inflow.
I pray that from today, your Financial Level is changing in Jesus name.
Finally, I like to draw your attention again to Deut. 8:18.
“But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.”
From this Scripture, Covenant wealth is for Covenant children. God does not release Financial Breakthroughs to aliens. His blessings are for His children.
So, no matter how LOUD your “Amen” is, you are wasting your time if you are not a child of God. If you are not born again, you have never given your life to Christ, or if you have been indulging in secret sin, it is time to return to the Father. Because, if you must enjoy Covenant Wealth, you must reconnect to the Source, He is Jesus.
If you are in any of these categories, please say this Prayer with me…
“Father, I am a sinner. Have mercy on me, wash me with the Blood of Jesus. I believe Christ died on the Cross for me. I repent of all my sin and confess that from now, Jesus is my Lord and Saviour. I am born again. I am a Champion in Jesus name. Amen!”
Weaknesses are attitudes, traits, schools of thoughts and reactions that have the capacity to frustrate one’s efforts, destroy relationships and even close doors of opportunities.
Weaknesses are the opposite of strengths, natural abilities, gifts and talents. They can be inherited, learnt, unlearnt, imparted and contacted by association. Weaknesses can also be corrected!
Weaknesses can go unnoticed in the life of a man. Though they can appear silent in a man’s life, most weaknesses never stay without an impact. What this means is that, it is possible to have weaknesses and not know. But it is impossible to have weaknesses and not be affected by them.
Funny enough, every human being has weaknesses. Why? Because of the old man, the sinful nature of man. I believe,
“the worse of any weakness is having one and not accepting it is a weakness”
“and the worst of any weakness is the unwillingness to change”
Actually, just as Strengths, Talents and Gifts open doors and bring greatness, weaknesses can destroy the destiny of a man destined for greatness. Weaknesses are like the enemy within, they must be eradicated.
I will show you 3 examples in the Bible where Weaknesses Crippled Destinies and Brought Death
* Samson was great
His greatness is still spoken of in our days. But he had weaknesses. The most powerful man on earth was disobedient, overconfident, rebellious and had an eye for prostitutes. Judges 14:1-3.
* What about Gehazi?
He was destined to carry Elisha’s anointing, at least we can imagine that. But covetousness led him to lie and steal and take a honorarium destined to sink the anointing. 2Kings 5;21-27.
I pray for you today, as long as God lives, no one here will take what sinks men in Jesus name.
See, there are things you must not take. It is not every money that passes by, or even knocks on your door that you take. You will not take garnished evil in Jesus name.
* Then in the New Testament, we see Ananias and Saphira in Acts 5:1-10.
They died before their time. What cut their lives short? One weakness! Their weakness was the love for money! Ananias and Saphira were “christians” as many are today. They were givers but kai, kai, they could not part away with “so much money”. To them, the amount was too much to lay down and give to support the work of God. The love for money led to lies and that led to their death.
Many young Christians today are victims of this weakness. “Give wetin?” “For wetin?” “My hard-earned money?” “Abeg, abeg, comot for road!”
There are so many weaknesses in the lives of people. They are scattered in people depending on family lineage, association, culture, upbringing, economic factors, etc.
* Malice, Looking down on others, Deception, Ungodliness, Masturbation.
* Unforgiveness, Immorality, Pornography, Nudity, Love of Money, etc.
Every weakness opens the door for the enemy to steal, kill and destroy. In fact, if as a Christian, you speak in tongues, serve God and you are fervent but still experience demonic oppressions, like addictions, sex in the dreams, etc; it is most likely that, you are yet to overcome weaknesses that opens you up to the enemy. Today is your day of Liberty in Jesus name. You must overcome Personal Weaknesses. It is possible!!!
How do you Overcome Personal Weaknesses?
KJV version of Deut 8:16 says, “Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end”
NIV version says, “He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, *to humble and test you* so that in the end it might go well with you”
NIV version of Heb 5:14 further says, “But solid food is for *the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish* good from evil”
Weaknesses are overcome by Training!!! Weaknesses are overcome by subjecting yourself and your flesh to discipline.
The truth is that, God knows humans have weaknesses. And even after you have given your life to Christ, there are attitudes you must change, experiences you must put behind, thoughts you must forget, addictions you must break away, associations you must truncate, school of thoughts you must unlearn.
This is why Christianity is a journey, a progressive walk. It is not abnormal to discover a weakness in your life. It is, to remain in it. If your own Christianity is truly a progressive journey, you will grow out of that weakness. It is an error to discover you have a weakness and it remains with you!
Weaknesses are often strong addictions, they hardly leave you just by wishing. This is why it takes Training to break away from them
Heb 5:14 says, “But solid food is for *the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish* good from evil” (NIV version)
You must give in to training in order to undo an addiction that can sinks you.
Training takes effort; getting up early, sacrificing pleasures, going hungry, getting on a diet, sweating and going beyond previous limits, in order to enter new achievements.
What weaknesses have you identified in your life? It takes Personal Discipline to overcome Personal Weaknesses. It takes giving in to Training in order to overcome Personal Weaknesses
How Do You Get Trained?
1. Allow the Word of God train you.
Don’t just read the Word of God, constantly use the word and apply the instructions to your life. This will progressively undo the negativities that have shaped you out of destiny over the years. It is not reading the word that changes you, it is applying the word to the grey areas of your life that brings transformation. If you like quote scriptures like fire, you cannot grow unto you “DO” the Word. Train yourself by applying Scriptural instructions to your life, you will grow.
2. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you
A constant walk with the Holy Spirit enforces a progress that will lead you into overcoming weaknesses, thereby unleashing and pruning your strengths.
Rom 8:14 says “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”
Divine Direction is proof of your salvation. Allow the Holy Spirit to run your life
3. Follow God Ordained Leaders
Heb 6:12 says, “That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises”
Who you follow determines where you arrive. Who you follow determines what follows you
You cannot be walking in a man’s footsteps and not replicate his feats. Quality Mentorship and Leadership assures you of a progressive life.
I have seen many people call me Mentor, but what is between us is far from a Mentoring relationship. Mentorship is about following in the footsteps of the leader that God has assigned for you. It must show in the life you live
My Father in the LORD, Dr Oyedepo, will say, “It is not how close to the anointing that matter, it is how connected”
The proof that you are following a man is in accepting instructions from him and obeying them. That is how to follow! Distance is not the issue. Heart Connection is the main thing.
When you allow the right people to lead you, and you apply their instructions to your life, you will overcome your present limitations and generate the desired proofs.
You want to overcome personal weaknesses? Follow God ordained leaders.
I remember as a young boy in Primary School, I was so small; much smaller in size than my mates. This was not really the case in academic performance though. Usually at break time, we had to play football, and it was obvious I was small. While selections were made, we will all be agitating to be selected by a team. I will raise my hand and voice, “Pick me, Pick me”. And then, the team will be complete and the match will begin. I will have to stay aside and watch.
Every team wanted “fit” players, big grown and hefty boys that could play well and score goals. I remember one day; I was luckily picked by one side and I decided to show them the stuff I am made of. I played defence, and played so well everyone started regretting my absence on their side. While a player tried to dribble me, I went for his legs. When our legs hit each other, the sound we heard and the impact on the other player was so strong, he had to be helped out of the field. I jumped up and continued to play. O boy, I became a MVP: Most Valuable Player, small but mighty.
After that football match, my selection for other matches became more frequent. “Just leave David in defence, the post is secured…” “smiles”
Every team in Ministry, Business, in the Corporate spheres, etc; want valuable players; people who can deliver results. No one wants bench warmers.
The value your Team places on you is directly proportional to the results you deliver in relation to corporate goals and expectations.
KEYS FOR BECOMING A VALUABLE TEAM PLAYER
1. Understand the Corporate Goal
Every team has a goal. Every organization has set of goals. Every Ministry has a vision. No matter how gifted and skilled you are, if you do not understand what the team is out to achieve, you cannot get in the lead.
For new recruits, understanding the Company’s aims and objectives are paramount to prove you were the best selection.
When you become a Christian, and you do not understand the essence of salvation, this Christian walk may not be as exciting as it should be. Many believers quickly loose the joy of salvation because they have not been able to grasp the essence for their walk with Christ
As a Ministry, Return All Global Ministry’s vision is to “Bring All People to Jesus”. That was the Mandate I received from God. You may call yourself a Champion but if you do not understand that it is Only a Champion that can win others, you will find it difficult to replicate the proofs you hear and see us manifest to God’s glory.
Lack of understanding is at the root of most criticisms. When team players do not understand what you are trying to achieve, they will criticise you. This is one of Nigeria’s greatest political problems.
Are you on any Team in your family, at work or in Church? Seek to know and understand what the vision is!
Your relevance on that team depends on the applicability of your presence to the fulfilment of their corporate goals.
2. Identify your Place/Roles
In God’s Kingdom, everyone actually has something to offer. 1 Cor 12:22 says, “Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:”
You are necessary. Your own opportunity for discovery will come. You are important. Whatever God has laid on your heart to do in service to Him, it is important to His Body, His Church. To be a valuable Team Player, you must know the part God has called you to play. You have a place. Be original! No need to try to imitate.
Many times, Christians find Christianity less engaging and motivating because they have not found their place.
One of the secrets for the exploits that Apostle Paul enjoyed is that, the day He met the Lord was the day He also applied to know his place. In Acts 9:5, Paul asked Jesus, “who are you?” That was a question for the discovery of Jesus’ personality
And then in Acts 9:6, he asked the Lord, “what will you have me do?” This was a question for the discovery of purpose.
In Jesus’ Team, many people do not yet know what He will have them do. Many have been in Church for years and have risen in organizational hierarchy, but have never enquired, so as to occupy, ‘their place’. Will you ask the LORD today? “Father, where is my place in Your Kingdom? Show me my place oh LORD!”
You are saved to serve, not everywhere but in a specific place, discover it.
3. Concentrate on your Strengths
Every human being has strengths and weaknesses, high points and low points, opportunities for lifting and traps that must overcome. Your strengths could be natural abilities, talents, gifts, skills, positive attitudes and methods in your career that you have developed over time. Your responsibility is to capitalise on your strengths and then overcome your weaknesses.
Your strengths and weaknesses will show up as you grow and work and engage in various activities of life. Parents should watch out for strengths and weaknesses in their children and wards.
Strengths must be identified, nurtured, encouraged, pruned and then multiplied. While weaknesses must be identified, managed, starved and then converted into strengths.
To become a Valuable Team Player, you must focus your attention on your strengths.
When activities that you have as strengths are needed, show up; volunteer and serve. Why? Strengths are strengthened and multiply in the place of service.
You want to grow in Grace? Use the Grace! Serve God and humanity with the gifts, skills and know-how. Do not be afraid to take the back seat and allow others lead when you know that you are not the best in the required task or field.
In God’s Kingdom, Leadership is field sensitive.
4. Give your Best to Achieve the Corporate Goal
In Matt 25, the servants with 2 and 5 talents gave their best. Results do not lie. I like to talk to young people here!
Whatever you do, even in business; there is a time for everything. If all you are in business for is to make money, you will be enslaved to the god of money.
I am an Entrepreneur, I am not in business just to make money, I am not in business to make new clients, I am in business to keep clients. That is why money keeps coming. Wherever you are, give your best.
A Millionaire Mentor taught me; he said, “Deji, give more than you are paid for” I have observed this works in business, Ministry and even in eternity.
Young people should learn to ensure opportunities to serve do not pass them by. This is not a call to accept insults. But a call to give higher value to what commands money; and that is quality service. Give your best to Achieve Corporate Goals!
5. Support in Whatever Way Necessary
You may not be the best! You may not know much! You may be the security man! God honours every genuine input!!!
Never stay on a team as one who only benefits from the commonwealth. Those who depend on welfare never become well-fed. Get out of the dependency mentality and become a contributor. Everyone has something to offer, you do too!
Any Church, Fellowship, Ministry, Team or Leader who has blessed your life or that contributes to your nourishment deserves to be blessed by you. Stop waiting for offerings to be called. Give. Support. Harvest only answers to sown seeds. Do it today!
6. Constantly Improve your Capacity to Serve
Never get tired of improving yourself! Never get locked up in your reign! Never puff up in your present know how!
Your relevance in service is only as good as your know-how is presently applicable!!! Don’t ever forget this.
New challenges will spring up in that organization, prepare for them. Be battle ready! Be future ready! The future is yours, take it now!
Be the Champ in Jesus name! God bless you. Arise!!!
Now, pray for yourself: “Father, cause your relevance in my life to become irresistible. Cause me to be valuable. I receive Grace for Grace today in Jesus name. Amen!!!”
Welcome to June 2020, our Month of GOOD SUCCES. Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Definitely, there is a difference between Success and Good Success.
What is Good Success?
Good Success is generating outstanding and expected results in every area of life.
Good Success is not just doing well but achieving God’s purpose and expectations for your existence.
Good Success is prospering without any form of deficiency.
Good Success is doing well in every area of life.
Good Success is having a balanced life, with every area bringing you good news and joy.
Good Success is living a life of Championship and triumph in all things.
It is God’s plan that you do well in all things. How can you be rich and then have health issues? That is not good success! Some people are doing well in their career but barren without child; that is not Good Success. I have seen Pastors with big churches but cannot keep a stable marriage; that too is not Good Success.
I have no doubts that as God’s Word has come, He will fix everything deficient and lacking in your life. Your Championship is paramount to God; and I like the way NLT version quotes Joshua 1:8, “Study this book of instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” God plan is that you succeed in all that you do; Hallelujah!
Scripture is clear that, “…only then…” Only when? Only when you observe to do all that is written in God’s Word. Championship and all round success is not a Prophetic Blessing. It is a Conditional Covenant Blessing.
Below are 7 Truths we can deduce from our Anchor Scripture;
God’s Word has all the secrets to success in every area of human endeavour: finances, family, career, marriage, relationship, business, academics, etc.
God’s Word is the Manual for our Prosperity and all round Success.
If you are not doing well in a particular area of life, it is either because you have not discovered what to do in Scripture, or you have not applied the necessary discovery.
It is obedience to Scriptural Truths and Application of revealed Secrets that guaranty your Success.
Revelation is the bedrock for your Success.
Revelation doesn’t just pop out. It comes only by dedicated meditation on God’s Word.
Meditation on God’s Word must be continuous and consistent in order for it to deliver the Power therein.
I hereby welcome you to the Month of Discovery and Application of Scriptural Secrets that will secure your All Round Success. If you have been suffering defeat in a particular area, it is time to dive into God’s Word and access His timely agenda. Isaiah 55:11 says, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” You have recorded enough defeat. An end has come to your secret tears in this month of June. Get down into Scripture to discover what is written concerning that matter of concern. As you access revelations, obey all of God’s instructions and no devil in hell can stop your triumph anymore.
I decree that from today, you all round success is established in Jesus name. I like to admonish you to join us for Online Champions Forum, every Wednesday by 5.00pm. Throughout this month, we shall be discussing God’s Secrets for Championship and All Round Success. I prophecy that everyday in June 2020 shall bring forth testimonies for you in Jesus name. Amen.
The foundation of success is Salvation. Anything you have outside Christ is vanity. If you have not surrendered your life to Christ or if you have been going to church but not living a life that pleases God, you need to return to Him now. Confess this Prayer: “Father, I am a sinner. I repent of all my sins, have mercy on me and wash me clean with the Blood of Jesus. I confess today that Jesus is my Lord and my Saviour. I am born again, in Jesus name. Amen!”