A BOY? OR A GIRL?

FAMILY LIFE UNIVERSITY

BOY? OR GIRL?

Usually, when people hear the news of a woman’s delivery (after nine months of carefully, prayerfully and faithfully carrying that child in her womb)…

The next thing they ask (anxiously…for many husbands and mothers-in-law, especially) is, “Is it a boy or a girl?

That then determines the level and quality of their rejoicing, dancing and thanksgiving!

If it’s a boy (and that’s all they have been bombarding God with prayers and vows for)…

Then, they judge God a good, just and faithful God, worthy of all their praise and…and a lavish thanksgiving offering, service and reception after…( sometimes in an expensive hotel or event center)!

I have heard of husbands who left their wives in the hospital at the news of a baby girl…”Again?”, they lament with disappointment and anger at God, and especially their wives!

Oh, how merciful God is! How wonderful that He’s not a man!

Some have “enough” boys now…they just want a baby girl…

So, if it’s a girl…a loud shout of praise and thanksgiving is head…and a big party follows with the naming and dedication!

BUT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS…

From my study of the scriptures…I’ve come to a spiritual understanding of why and how babies come as either male or female…

That it is God that gives either a male or female body to the seed the man plants in his wife’s womb…not our prayers, not an issue of ovulation, or chromosomes (according to science)…

Look at 1 Corinthians 15:37-38…

“When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed (the man’s sperm is the seed that becomes a human being in his wife’s womb) perhaps of wheat or of something else ( male or female).

But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.” NIV

And it is the purpose he has ordained the child to be born for, that determines whether the child comes into this world as a boy or a girl child. Yes!

Look at Jeremiah 1:4-5

“The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” NIV

When we understand this, we will just rest in him, and be prepared to receive the precious gift and blessing of a healthy, perfectly formed child…with joy and thanksgiving…

And then we pray and trust him for safe delivery of the child…

Trusting him, also, for the grace, wisdom and provisions to raise and empower that child (whether boy or girl) to fulfill divine purpose!

I pray that God gives you understanding…and the humility of heart to repent, if your heart has not been right concerning this matter…in Jesus mighty name!

#DrAdaEzeka

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WORD FOR TODAY

NOT FOR SELFISH REASONS!

Text: Esther 1-10

Your life could change forever, you know? Oh yes!

We read in Esther 2:17…

“And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.”

You see, the most remarkable thing about Esther’s one night with the king, was not her change of story…or her becoming queen…but the revolution that her becoming queen brought in the nation!

That should let you know that what you become in God…is primarily for others to become what God wants for them.

When you become who God has programmed for you to be in life…somebody else’s story/status is about to change…Yes!

We are changed, or made, so that we can be used of God to make others…to change other people’s circumstances…

Look at it in Genesis 12:2-3…

“I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing. I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you.” MSG

And in Christ,God has made you all that he has created you to be…Philemon 1:6…He couldn’t have left that to the world…or your education…No way!

Let’s also read Luke 2:34:

“And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel…”

WHEN YOUR STORY CHANGES…

Esther’s change of story turned out to be for the rising of Mordecai (her uncle who raised her)…

It turned out to be a change of story for the Jews…whom Haman had put all machinery in place to wipe out…

And it also turned out to be the falling of Haman…and all the enemies of the Jews (God’s people)!

YOUR STORY MUST CHANGE!

So you see…your story must change…to fit your perfect image and personality in Christ…Colossians 1:27; Colossians 2:9-10.

You are useless to God in that miserable and mediocre state that you are in…just managing life!

No! Your story can change!

Your story must change!

Your story just has to change! Yes!

There is something you must become…There’s a position you must rise to…for the rising…and of course, for the falling of many! Yes!

NOT FOR SELFISH REASONS!

#Can you imagine? Just one young girl’s (Esther’s) change of story sparked off an unimaginable revolution in a whole nation…(God and his people took over…and began to decree and determine what happened in the nation)!

The king became a mere instrument of authorizing God’s decrees in the land…

Just because of one beautiful girl whose story changed…A slave girl! An orphan! A nobody! But her story changed!

And suddenly, she became so influential! She had power with God…she had power with men!

And she didn’t use her influence for selfish reasons…or to oppress and take advantage of others…No!

And God was able to use her to make life better for others…Alleluia!

What I’m I saying here? God’s goodness…God’s visitations in your life, at any time, is not just for you…

Beloved, when God remembers you…remember others!

When God turns your captivity…allow him to use you to turn other people’s captivity!

When God changes your story…allow him to use you to change other people’s story!

When God has lifted you…allow him to use you to lift others…not to oppress or destroy them! Okay?

(Can you imagine? I have tears in my eyes writing this…Thank you Jesus!).

#AdaEzeka

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WORD FOR TODAY

FAITH? OR MONEY?

Text : Galatians 2:20

“My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him.

And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me— we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!” TPT

The day your mother gave birth to you, you were born into the natural realm…the world where men live.

The day you got born again, you were born into the spirit realm…the world were God lives….Read John 3:3-6; John 1:12-13, 1 Peter 1:23.

In the natural realm, here on earth, money gives a man power…That is, it is the purchasing power…

Money is the purchasing power here on earth!

So, you can tell a man who has money and is using it wisely, by his wealthy and comfortable lifestyle! That’s why it’s easy to tell a poor man from a rich man.

Even so, in the spirit realm…the world where the the new man in Christ lives, faith gives a man power…That is, it is the purchasing power…

Faith is the purchasing power in the spirit realm, where the new creation lives in union with God. Read Ephesians 1:3.

Of Abraham (the father of faith), Romans 4:20 says,”…his faith gave him power…” – GNB.

So, you can tell a man who has faith, and is using it wisely, by the all-round prosperous, healthy and divinely protected lifestyle he lives here on earth! Read 3 John 1:2; Proverbs 10:22.

Of Abraham, again, Genesis 24:1 says, “And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.” KJV

The natural man makes his money by his own wisdom, strength, connections, or hard work…

But the spiritual man in Christ…was empowered with Faith in his spirit at new birth…the same kind of faith God has and works with…the same faith he used to create everything…

Hebrews 11:2 says, “By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.” MSG

Just like the natural man frames the world he and his family live in by his financial power!

So…the difference between Christians who are enjoying a life of spiritual, material, financial and physical comfort here on earth…is what they’re doing with their faith…Period!

The bottom line is this…

If you’re not using your faith…or if you don’t know how to use your own faith…If you don’t know how faith works…You will live a very poor, oppressed and miserable Christian life…with God watching like this…I tell you!

Child of God…it’s time to understand FAITH…in the light of the New Testament! Study! Read! Search the scriptures! 2Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Philemon 1:6.

God bless you!

#DrAdaEzeka

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WORD FOR TODAY

NOW, STEP ASIDE!

Text : Jeremiah 32:27

“I am the Lord, the God of all people. Nothing is too difficult for me.” GNT

Did you see that?

It is the Almighty God himself that made this tall claim…And Numbers 23:19 says,

“God is not like people, who lie; He is not a human who changes his mind. Whatever he promises, he does; He speaks, and it is done.” GNT

Then James 1:17 says,

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” NKJV

So you see…if anything is difficult for you…or you’re in hardship, struggling, toiling and always trying to make things work…especially in your marriage and finances…It’s time to step aside and bring God in. Yes!

Anything you’re doing (especially as a believer who has been made one with God)…without involving him, will cause you so much frustration!

That’s what Ecclesiastes 10:15 calls “the labour of the foolish”…it will so weary you and burn you out, I tell you!

Satan wants you to believe you’re a failure…that it’s not working…that it can’t work! He’s a liar!

Turn your back on him and face God! Close your ears to him and open them to God! Take your eyes off the things he’s showing you and focus them on what God is showing you! Yes! It’s either the devil or God!

God is so interested in whatever you’re doing that he wants to help you (always)…He is interested in partnering with you for effortless and stress-free success…because it gives him great joy and pleasure!

That’s why he assured you in Hebrews 13:5

“…I will never leave you nor forsake you.” NKJV

Look at Psalm 35:27

“Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” NKJV

Jesus reiterated this spiritual fact in John 15:5,

“I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood…”. MSG

Beloved…are you tired of trying to make your marriage, family, business, finances, etc work by yourself?

Would you like to step aside and let the one who said nothing is too difficult for him” take over?

Okay then…I’ll tell you…

Meanwhile…meditate, think and pray with these things I’ve told you today…and get your heart ready for…HOW TO GET GOD INVOLVED…Okay?

Peace! Enjoy a week of divine interventions…in Jesus name!

#DrAdaEzeka

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WORD FOR TODAY

DEFINITIONS

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15

“ Work hard so God can approve you. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” TLB

Friends…Shall we take a look at some scriptural definitions today?

1. WHAT IS VISION? -Jeremiah 1:11

Vision is not apparition, it is not guess work, it is not imagination, or building castles in the air…No!

-Vision is when you see what God has planned for you.

-Vision is locating the future of your future – from the scriptures.

-Vision is when you can see the same thing that God is seeing concerning that matter.

2.WHAT IS DIVINE DIRECTION? – John 16:13-14

-Divine direction is when God shows you where to go…and how to get there.

-Divine direction is when God tells you what to do, when to do it, and how to do it.

Note that this is why God put his Holy Spirit in you at new birth…

So, only a man who is born again…and always full of the Holy Spirit…can enjoy divine direction – Read Ephesians 5:14-20.

3.WHAT IS UNDERSTANDING? – Job 22:21-22

-Understanding is seeing as God sees concerning that issue…seeing that issue from God’s perspective.

-Understanding is when you and God are on the same page concerning any issue.

Understanding is when God’s opinion concerning an issue becomes your opinion too.

4.WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE? – 1 Corinthians 2:9-16

-Knowledge is knowing what God knows.

-Knowledge is knowing as God knows…That is, when the Holy Spirit takes what is in God’s heart…and downloads it into your heart.

5.WHAT IS WISDOM? John 6:6

-Wisdom is using what God has said to operate…to make choices and decisions…to take steps concerning everything in your life…your marriage, family, business, health, relationships, career, etc.

-Wisdom is using what God has said to think, talk and act.

-Wisdom is operating with supernatural intelligence…that is, such a spiritual intelligence that is beyond natural IQ…Read Daniel 5:11-12, Genesis 41.

-Wisdom is operating from the standpoint of a revelation and accurate knowledge of who you are in Christ, what you have in Christ, and what you can do in Christ.

Have you been blessed? 😁

Do have an awesome weekend!

#DrAdaEzeka

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GOOD NEWS!

I have good news for somebody…

What you’re supposed to crush will not crush you…in Jesus mighty name!

Yes na!

Didn’t Jesus say in Luke 10:19…”Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”?

And in Deuteronomy 33:25 God said…”Thy shoes shall be iron and brass…”

Alleluia…Somebody shout for joy!

#DrAdaEzeka

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YOU MUST BE BLESSED!

WORD FOR TODAY

WHEN YOU ARE BLESSED

Text : Genesis 1:27-28

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them…”

Listen…God will not have you anyway else but blessed -Yes!

God doesn’t want you struggling and toiling for everything you get…That’s a curse that came with Adam’s disobedience…

But thank God…By the obedience of the 2nd (and last Adam)…you are back in the blessing (that is, if you are in Christ).

Friend, there is something you must be…You must be blessed! I tell you.

If God must work in your life, you must be blessed!

God works with his blessing in our lives to make us rich in everything…to the point that we are lacking nothing – Read Genesis 24:1 and Proverbs 10:22.

Until you are blessed, you’re not reflecting the image and likeness of God…Because it is the blessing that empowers and authorizes you to operate in the image and likeness of God.

The blessing of the Lord authenticates your divine status…otherwise you’re just an ordinary man, living an ordinary life!

When you see a man who is blessed you will know…It was God’s blessing upon Job that empowered him to produce great wealth and great influence…He commanded great respect among his people…Read Job 1:1-10 and Job 29.

God’s blessing puts you in the class of God…and empowers you for greatness and fame – Read Luke 1:32; Luke 4:14 & 18.

Hell can’t mess with a man that is blessed!

The world can’t mess with a man that is blessed!

Heaven stands at attention for a man that is blessed!

Do you know why? Because God’s blessing empowers that man to have dominion in three worlds!

Supernatural power and authority flows cheaply for a man that is blessed…So, don’t you dare a man who is blessed! Read Genesis 12:3.

If you are in Christ, God’s blessing is the seal of your sonship and Christlikeness…Read Ephesians 1:13.

So, if you must not suffer what ordinary men suffer…you must begin now to live and operate in a daily consciousness of the blessing…more than the consciousness of your certificates, your connections or how much money you have or can make…Yes!

And the proof of walking in the blessing is increase, multiplication and absolute dominion in three worlds…

That is, you’re a force to be reckoned with…commanding respect in heaven, here on earth, and in the kingdom of darkness. Alleluia!

Now…what is the blessing?

Actually, he is a person…😁Yes!

Find out for yourself in : Malachi 3:10; John 14:17-26Acts 1:8; Zechariah 4:6…

#DrAdaEzeka

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IF IT IS NOT GOOD…

Can I tell you something?

First, look at what God said in Jeremiah 29:11,

“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” MSG

You see…God will never spring a negative, unexpected anything on you…Never!

The devil is the author of the unexpected – like this corona v…

As for God…He’s a god of plans and purposes!

God always works with a plan…an agenda…a blueprint.

What God will always give you is what you desire…He will never impose anything on you…No matter how much even he wants it for you…

He will always wait for you to come to him in prayer with your desire…Yes! Read Mark 11:24; Jeremiah 29:12-13.

It is that which you expect that God brings to pass…so that your joy will be full!

God is happy when you’re happy…just like any loving Father!

Tell me then…why would he spring something on you (or allow to happen) anything that will rob you of your joy or happiness?

What I’m trying to bring to your attention here is that…If it is not good, if it doesn’t add to your joy and peace…it is not God!

So, from now on, never look at what is not good…never look at whatever brings sorrow or distress…and say, “God allowed it to happen for a purpose…” Okay?

Whatever God allows to happen in your life…will be what he has planned or purpose for you…And of course…it will be with your permission!

Read Jeremiah 29:11-3; Mark 11:24; Matthew 7:7; Matthew 18:18-19.

God bless your beautiful wise heart, dear!

#DrAdaEzeka

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