Category Archives: Grace
Isaiah 43:19 “Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there!” (GNT)
This is the Decade of Destiny and of Light. And because the Word of God is cumulative, this is still our year of Lifting. However, in this season particularly God’s Word for us is Lifting. It is your season for lifting and so shall it be in Jesus Mighty Name. With all that is going on around us, sometimes we can be discouraged. For a lot of people, this outgoing year has been very challenging, very turbulent. The year is coming to an end, and everyone is excited and rejoicing. But when you look at yourself, when you look at your life, you have so many questions. And it is almost like, so what next?
I am here to say to you today that if you are not dead, He, God, is not done. If you still have breath in you, God is not done with you. God is not finished. In fact, the fact that you are alive, necessity is placed on you to fulfil the reason God has kept you alive. A lot of people who started the year with you are no longer here. Yet you are here, alive and standing. A wise man said to me in 2020 when I was going through a turbulent time, “You only know what has happened, you do not know what could have happened.” I was like, “Wow! You mean something else could have happened?” Pause and think about it; it could have been worse.
Whatever the challenges you are facing even right now, the truth is it could have been worse. Another wise man said to me in that situation, “You should be grateful that the arrow of death intended to take off your head and to kill you, only removed your cap!” However, most times we are fixated on the cap that has been removed. But your head is still intact, so be grateful. They came for your head, but they could only get your cap. The God that left the head will put another cap on it in the Mighty Name of Jesus. And you must understand this.
In this season, by the grace of God and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I will be speaking as a father over the churches and God’s people. At the beginning of 2020, God said to me, ‘You are going to say to the people, “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you…”. And we started saying it from the beginning of the year and you know how that year went. And surely, it was significant. So, in this season, by the grace of God, I am speaking to you as your spiritual father and I am saying, God has left you for a purpose. There is a grand design for you being here and you have to cooperate with that purpose of God.
Prayer: Father, I believe, I receive, and I declare that according to Your Word this is my season of lifting, in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen!
Psalm 103:1-2 “Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.”
How will your life look if it overflows with thanksgiving? In answering this question, the first thing we see is When GRACE Flows In. The second thing is, GRATITUDE fills up. Third thing is, GENEROSITY flows out! When a life is filled with thanksgiving what flows out is generosity. Read the rest of this entry
Psalm 138:1 “To You, Lord, I give my whole heart, a heart filled with praise, for I am grateful; before the gods, my heart sings praises to You and You alone.” (Voice)
Gratitude will always have a ‘yet’. There is always a reason to be grateful in spite of… It is all about perspective. The situation may not have changed, but your attitude can change. It depends on how you see the situation. We all go through challenges, through very tough times. Read the rest of this entry
Habakkuk 2:1 “I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guard post. There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how he will answer my complaint.”
When grace flows in, what happens? Gratitude fills up. I wonder if sometimes God looks at us and says, ‘The job you have, that is grace. The fact that you can even go to work tomorrow, is grace. The health that you have, that is also grace’. When grace flows in, gratitude fills up. Read the rest of this entry
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” (NIV).
How will your life look if it overflows with thanksgiving? In answering this question, the first thing we saw is When GRACE Flows In. The second thing is, GRATITUDE fills up. So, when grace flows in, gratitude fills up. When I really understand grace, gratitude is the natural response. Read the rest of this entry
Romans 8:31 “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (NIV).
Your picture and understanding of God determines the quality of your life. When it comes to grace, people tend to be on one extreme or the other. One extreme projects God as the big man up there with a big stick waiting for you to make a mistake so that He can whack your head. One extreme says God is graceless. Read the rest of this entry
2 Corinthians 13:14 “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
I want you to think about your life, who is the stingiest person that you know? How much do people like to hang around that person? The truth is that no one likes stingy people. However, the challenge of our time, [because of the economic challenges in the world], Read the rest of this entry
Psalm 68:19 “Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah (NKJV, emphasis added).
Guess what? There is nothing you are doing today that surprises Jesus – nothing! So why are you running? Jesus took care of your sin past, present, and future. Knowing this truth stops you from running from God because that is where you can get your deliverance from whatever is holding you bound. Read the rest of this entry
Hebrews 12:2 “Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever…” (MSG)
Jesus surrendered His life for you and I! He gave His life for you and me, He voluntarily gave up His spirit. You do not give up what is taken from you. If something is taken from you forcefully by lies, coercion, or manipulation. But none of those made Jesus give up His life. Read the rest of this entry
Psalm 46:3-5 “though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.” (NIV)
The throne of God is established. Even if the heavens and the earth are shaking, guess what? God’s throne remains eternal, immutable, and immovable. God’s throne is forever and ever. Psalm 45:6 “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a sceptre of justice.” Read the rest of this entry