Category Archives: Foundation

The Witness

John 1:6-7 “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.” (NRSV, emphasis added)

The story is told about a young man who told his Pastor that he had consecrated his life to Jesus. The Pastor looked at him intently and said, “We are going for evangelism tomorrow and we will need your car tomorrow morning.” Read the rest of this entry

Stand Firm

Ps.46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honoured by every nation. I will be honoured throughout the world.”

 

When we choose to obey God and refuse to worry, we are putting our confidence in God. As a child of God, when you put your confidence in Him, it makes Him feel good. It makes Him want to perform. When God says do not worry, He is saying you need to deal with the fear inside first. Read the rest of this entry

Fore Taste

Gen. 22:2 “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”

 

Today, we will pick up from the final thought from yesterday which is, God wants you and I to understand that Immanuel means God is with us. God saw us even before Jesus was conceived and He knew that we would not be Hebrew speaking. Read the rest of this entry

Firm Stand

Eph.6:10 “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” (emphasis added).

“All merit is with the Son, all power is with the Spirit”. I came across a saying a long time ago and I believe it wraps up what Paul is saying to us really well. Read the rest of this entry

What Matters

Heb. 11:10 For he was [waiting expectantly and confidently] looking forward to the city which has fixed and firm foundations, whose Architect and Builder is God.” (AMPC)

Acts 1:So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere…”. Jesus had demonstrated His power, Read the rest of this entry

Bedrock

Ps.103:7 “He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.” [KJV]

It is beautiful to walk with God, understanding His ordinances as it flows from His heart. Right seed + the right soil + the right condition = Abundant harvest. This ordinance is so powerful and so important.  It may look simple but believe me if you work this, you will never be stranded. I have worked this ordinance for over twenty years and counting. Read the rest of this entry

Sovereign Lord

Isa.49:25 But thus saith the Lord, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children [KJV].

 

People knowingly and unknowingly, enter into covenants with the devil. That is why you need to be aware of it, check if it exists, and engage God to destroy it. I am not saying we should do away with culture or cultural festivals; but some of those festivals are covenants in themselves. There is a thin line between just celebrating culture and entering into the spiritual and the fetish. Some celebrations entail swimming in a river, they are covenanting you with water spirits. I pray that God will Himself, submerge everyone that has Read the rest of this entry

Foundation Matters

Ps.105: 7 He is the Lord our God. His justice is seen throughout the land. He always stands by his covenant— the commitment he made to a thousand generations”.

God honors covenants between men. If the foundation is faulty, you have to fix it! There are businesses that are on faulty foundations because covenants have been broken. There are people whose fathers and grandfathers agreed to take care of their relatives. And the relatives also agreed that they would be dependent on that family. So that family has been prospering and the other family has been dependent on them. But the children are now looking at their relatives as parasites and are cutting them off. That move will affect Read the rest of this entry

Step Back

Josh.9:14 So the Israelites examined their food, but they did not consult the Lord. 15 Then Joshua made a peace treaty with them and guaranteed their safety, and the leaders of the community ratified their agreement with a binding oath”

 

When Joshua realized that they had been tricked by the Gibeonites, he forced them to become slaves but they did not put up any fight because it was better than death. But years later, Saul decided to get rid of the Gibeonites, then 2 Sam.21:1  says: There was a famine during David’s reign that lasted for three years, so David asked the Lord about it. And the Lord said, “The famine has come because Saul and his family are guilty of murdering the Gibeonites.” [emphasis added]. Every time you are experiencing a famine, Read the rest of this entry

Jokes Aside

Judg.13:4 Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean. 5 You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb…”

 

Many times when God establishes a covenant with us, we try to rationalize. Like Abraham said to God, “Will you make me a father of many nations at age ninety-nine? Let Ishmael live before you oh God!” [paraphrased]. In other words, Abraham was telling God the faulty foundation [Ishmael] that he had “helped” God build since God was late with delivery. He was showing God an example of how to produce a child. But God said, “I will bless Ishmael but in Isaac shall your seed be”. Isaac was not even born yet and Abraham was Read the rest of this entry