Category Archives: Principles

The Workings I

Eccl.11:1 “Don’t be afraid to release your bread upon the waters, for in due time you will find it…4 Those who watch and wait for favorable winds never plant, and those who watch and fret over every cloud never harvest” [Voice].

 

Years ago I was on a project for a year and a half and I was tired of the project. I wanted to go back to Lagos. So I got the permission to go back. Then I realized that while I was working on the project, I had a free house, car with a driver attached but back home, I did not have a car. So I had a pressing need. I needed a miracle. I had put money aside to buy a big screen television because I like media. Read the rest of this entry

Need vs. Seed

Mark 4:24 “Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more”

This ordinance of “Right seed, Right soil and Right condition” is key to the Kingdom. And if can you understand it, if you get it, you will stop struggling. Things will not just be by accident in your life because you will know what to do and how to make things happen. This formula is applicable to whatever area you are looking to God for abundant harvest. In spiritual growth, in finances, in matrimonial harmony, in career, in your business, and even in the supernatural; it is the same formula – right seed + right soil + right condition = Abundant harvest.   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

Antidote II

Ps. 27:10Even if my mother and father forsake me, the Lord will receive me.”

 

Most times, people that struggle with the pain of rejection, particularly from people they are most vulnerable to, start to think there is something wrong with them. If you are in this category then this message is for you. I am here to tell you that there is nothing wrong with you but something is wrong with them. It is possible that you have spent years trying to get your father’s approval. I am here to tell Read the rest of this entry

Truth vs. Error

2 Tim.3:16 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right”

 

Over the next few days, we will be learning how to go forward from the story in Ezra 3 [please read]. A couple of things led to this and we will learn a few lessons from history. After David died, Solomon became king but he did a lot of not so good things. But God was faithful and Israel broke up into two kingdoms after the death of Solomon – the northern and the southern kingdoms. Jerusalem was in the southern kingdom. The northern kingdom was given to idol worship and the Assyrians captured it. Prophets Micah and Isaiah Read the rest of this entry

Blue Print

Matt.6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name” [KJV, emphasis added]

 

Jesus does not only give us a pattern of prayer, He also instructs us to pray like this.  Jesus says the first thing you do when you approach God, is to worship. Matt.6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Jesus says the second thing is to be Kingdom minded. This means praying for your pastor and your church family. You pray for missionaries, for the Word of God to prosper on earth, and for the churches that are being persecuted on earth. You pray for God’s Kingdom even in your work place; that it Read the rest of this entry

Watch And Pray

Turn your back on lustful thoughts and give your positive attention to goodness, integrity, love, and peace” 2 Tim.2:22 [Ph, emphasis added]

 

When a man is desensitized, almost anything goes. And then there is no difference between a man and a dog. The media is the greatest source of sex mis-education because it never shows the consequences of sin. And as a result, there are a lot of people carrying secret scars. Almost everyone reading this has a secret scar, an unresolved guilt, bitterness, or shame that is related to sex. I pray that every such unresolved hurt, God Himself will  resolve this season, in Jesus Read the rest of this entry

Principle of Firsts

Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new winePr.3:9-10 [NIV]

 

Make God priority in any area of your life that you want God to bless. If you want God to bless your marriage, in your home make God priority. If you want God to bless your finances, in your finances make God priority. If you want God to bless your children, in their lives make God priority. It is obvious that God does not need your money. What He needs is what the money represents and that is your Gratitude. You are thanking God for helping you earn the money. Secondly, Read the rest of this entry

Keep Good Records

Riches can disappear fast… so watch your business interests closely. Know the state of your flocks and herds.” Pr. 27:23-24 [LB, emphasis added].

 

The second habit for financial freedom is Plan Your Spending. That is the Principle of Budgeting. So budget! Plan your spending. You must have set financial goals and stick to them. “Riches can disappear fast… so watch your business interests closely. Know the state of your flocks and herds.” Pr. 27:23-24 [LB, emphasis added]. In our times, flock and herds would be stocks, real estate, bonds, investments, and your accounts. How many accounts do you have and what is their current balance, can you tell? You are supposed to know. Watch your business closely and check the numbers always. The key is keep good record!

You cannot watch closely what do you not even have a clue about. Thank God for the bank notifications and all but that is not enough. If I check your cheque stubs and I cannot tell what each cheque leaf was used for then there is a problem. That is why cheque books come with stubs. Thank God for Internet banking and the insight it gives into our accounts. Know the state of your finances and keep good records so that no one will cheat you.

When we were starting off as a church, one of the very first things we did was engage a financial consulting firm to set up our financial processes. At that time it did not make sense cost wise. But the Bible says, “Get the facts at any price!” Pr. 23:23 [LB]. Why? You cannot get a report or tell a story if there are no records. At any point in time, if we need the story, the records are there and intact. If you do not start capturing the records, you cannot even talk about what story your numbers are telling you.

Move your focus from the cost of getting an accountant and fix it on the amount you could lose because your finances are in chaos. You will discover it is far more then paying a finance person. If you run any kind of business, even if you are a solopreneur [a freelancer] and your briefcase is your office,  get a finance person on contract to come in and do your books. It will save you a ton of money and heartache to get clarity on your finances in the area of record keeping.

 

Thoughts: List your next steps to order your finances and set timelines to each one.

 

Prayer: Father, as I act in obedience to Your statues, I pray that You will bless my finances, in Jesus Name.

Key Thoughts II

“Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything” Prov.11:24

 

As long as you are on earth, you are going to be dealing with people. People are capable of giving you the greatest joy in life. People are capable of causing you the greatest pain in life. It is people that are going to open the door to your next level or stand in the door way and try to frustrate your life. Everyone you are in a relationship with, you are dealing with [your boss, Read the rest of this entry