Category Archives: Benefits

Profits, I

Esther 4:16 “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.”

We see from Esther’s example, that while you can leverage your community to give weight to your fasting and praying, you cannot outsource your part in spiritual exercises. Some people engage ‘professional prophets’ to fast for them and the ‘prophet’ is asking for beverages so that he or she can Read the rest of this entry

Fast & Pray

Ex.34:28 “Moses was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten Commandments.” (NIV)

In today’s scripture reference we see what is called the Moses kind of fast. Moses did not eat food or drink water for forty days and forty nights. For this kind of fast, I would say except the Lord shows, up to you and tells you to do it, do not do it. Read the rest of this entry

Q & A, I

1 Cor.12:4 &11 “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all… It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.”

When you pray in tongues you charge yourself up spiritually like a battery. When you pray in tongues you pray from your spirit. When you pray in tongues your prayer is dictated and directed by the Holy Spirit. When you pray in tongues you operate instantly in the spirit realm. Read the rest of this entry

It Is Time

John 4:10 “Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”

How have you been responding to Jesus? The Samaritan woman got the gift God had for her and got to know who she was speaking to because she chose to be vulnerable. It is easy to look at this Samaritan woman and call her different names. But the question remains, Read the rest of this entry

Above & Beyond

Eph. 3:20-21 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (NIV)

Luke 23:43And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” This man asked to be remembered and Jesus said, “you will be with me”. I like to step into the scene when I read scripture. Read the rest of this entry

Turning Point

2 Sam.9:10-11 “You and your sons and servants are to farm the land for him, to produce food for his family; but he will live here with me.”…And from that time on, Mephibosheth ate regularly with King David, as though he were one of his own sons.” (NLT, paraphrased)

Your turnaround is from Darkness to Light, from the Prison to the Palace, from Sorrow to Joy, from Penury to Plenty, from Having a Career to Having a Call, from Barrenness to Fruitfulness, from Sickness to Health, from a “Nobody” to a “Somebody”, Read the rest of this entry

Promised Turn

Joshua 21:45 “Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.”

In this season, in addition to experiencing a turnaround from Darkness to Light, from the Prison to the Palace, from Sorrow to Joy, from Penury to Plenty, and From Having a Career to Having a Call. Read the rest of this entry

Know This

Psalm 65:2 “because you answer prayers. People everywhere will come to you” (GNT)

It would interest you to know that some people complain about God’s Favourite House and what is their complaint? We pray too much! My response usually is, is it disturbing you or is it incompatible with your spirit? Read the rest of this entry

Pray!

James 5:13 “Is anyone among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering evil)? Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.”(AMPC & NLT)

Acts 16:25-26 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.” [emphasis added]. Read the rest of this entry

This Too

John 19:19,21-22  “And Pilate posted a sign on the cross that read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” …Then the leading priests objected and said to Pilate, “Change it from ‘The King of the Jews’ to ‘He said, I am King of the Jews.’” Pilate replied, “No, what I have written, I have written.”

John 19:38-39Afterward Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus (because he feared the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate for permission to take down Jesus’ body. When Pilate gave permission, Joseph came and took the body away. With him came Nicodemus, the man who had come to Jesus at night. He brought about seventy-five pounds of perfumed ointment made from myrrh and aloes.” Read the rest of this entry