Category Archives: competence
Dan.6: 10 “But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room… He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God.” [with emphasis].
We see from scripture that Daniel knew that a law had been passed that clearly put his life at risk. Yet, Daniel still prayed three times a day “as usual”. If you were in Daniel’s shoes, would you wait a few weeks before Read the rest of this entry
Matt.16:19 “Peter, I give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” [VOICE]
Fondness in parents or in relatives is sometimes expressed through pet names. For some people, that is the root cause of their troubles and that is what is enforcing barrenness in their lives. For some ladies, the challenge is that growing up, they were fondly called “Daddy’s wife”. Honestly, I do not know why people do that. It seemed like a joke but if you are “Daddy’s wife”, you cannot have children for your own husband. If this applies to you, you are going to prayerfully separate yourself, in Jesus Name.
Gen.12: 2 I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. 3 I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”
The challenge with a lot of us Africans is that we like to let go of the things we know and embrace the things we do not know. The western cultures are more harmful than a lot of us like to believe. There is more to it than meets the eye. In fact, right now on the streets of New York, there are satanist shops. My wife and I had friends, a black family, that was living in an all white neighborhood. One day when we went to visit, on their walk way the Holy Spirit said, “Stop! Look down”. I was shocked to see that right there on Read the rest of this entry
Gen.32:9 “Then Jacob prayed, “O God of my grandfather Abraham, and God of my father, Isaac—O Lord, you told me, ‘Return to your own land and to your relatives.’ And you promised me, ‘I will treat you kindly.”
It is one thing to be blessed but it is another thing to fulfill your destiny. You can be blessed and still be pitiable. There are some people that are blessed physically but heaven pities them. May that not be your portion, in Jesus Name. This season is for those who will press forward into their destiny and into their next level. The truth remains that miracles happen outside your comfort zone. Three things happened to Jacob that show us that miracles do not happen in your comfort zone.
Rev.5:7 He stepped forward and took the scroll from the right hand of the one sitting on the throne. 8 And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb… 9And they sang… “You are worthy to take the scroll…
Sacrifice releases the power that enthrones and makes ordinary men worthy of extra-ordinary privileges. Every God given destiny cannot be attained without sacrifice. God depends on sacrifice to establish men’s destinies. It is what you give to God that secures your place. You have to pay the price in prayer – pray! Pay the price in fasting – fast! Pay the price in commitment. You have to pay the price in studying. 2 Tim.2:15 [KJV] “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”. Take note; there is a price tag on everything. Read the rest of this entry
Prov.20:25 “Don’t trap yourself by making a rash promise to God and only later counting the cost.”
The GAP between where you are and where you ought to be cannot be bridged without sacrifice. Jesus says that, which of you wanting to build a house does not sit down and first count the cost. Can I do this with these resources or do I need to do it in phases? The truth is that every God given destiny cannot be attained without sacrifice. Sacrifice releases the power that enthrones and makes ordinary men worthy of extraordinary privileges.
Luke 14:28 “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?”
Before I surrendered to Jesus, there was a testimony that was making headlines. It was about a university student that had all her priorities wrong; she was evangelizing instead of being in class, at night vigils instead of reading, arranging chairs in church instead of doing her assignments. Is that not foolishness? Is that what God has sent her to do?
When exams came, she did not know anything. So she laid hands on and prayed over her blank answer sheet. The truth we need to Read the rest of this entry
Prov.22:29 “Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people”
The third way to increase worthiness or to become worthy is to be competent. Competence particularly is a burden. There are so many people that love God and are tongue talking but are totally incompetent. A lady was trying to sell a product to me but it was obvious she did not even know the product. In the past I have made up my mind not to let anyone waste my time; instead I switch off from the conversation. When she noticed I was switching off she said, “But I come to your church!” My response was, “That even Read the rest of this entry