THE ENEMY CALLED IDLENESS PT2

IT’S AN ABUSE OF DESTINY!

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#Idleness is a state of worklessness or joblessness. It’s really an abuse of destiny, because there’s no excuse for it.

” No jobs! “, many are quick to grumble. No, the problem is that your mind is not working! Working minds don’t look for #jobs; they #create jobs.

I need to let you know that your #generation is not waiting for you to get a job; they’re waiting for you to catch a #dream that will create jobs for them! Yes! So it’s time to rise up with a strong #determination to make something out of your life that will be an eternal #legacy for many generations coming after you.

PUT PRESSURE ON YOUR MIND…
It’s men of ideas that #rule the #world; and #ideas are products of a working mind. That is, constantly putting #pressure on your mind to birth great things that will keep you busy working and productive even when you are old and grey haired.

Psalm 92:14 makes us understand that old age should not be an excuse for retirement. Because God still expects you to be very relevant “even in old age…” You can retire from a job, but not from a God-given dream or vision.

LIVING FOR POSTERITY
Hey, I’m talking about living for posterity here people! Not living for self, no! No slothful man or woman can ever make a mark in this life. A person who is slothful is lazy and unwilling to make any effort to work.

Listen to me, there’s no excuse whatsoever for idleness in this life! “An idle mind”, they say, “is the devil’s workshop”. What an abuse of your divine #potentials, #gifts and #talents that God has blessed you with for a great #destiny in this world of men!

Do you now see that the reason people are lazy and unwilling to work is not because there’s no work, or that they didn’t want to work? It is because the enemy (the devil) has put their minds on a wheelchair, so to speak. Jesus told us in John 10:10a, that he (i.e. the devil) comes to steal, kill and destroy. That is, for those who allow him to come.

From my fellowship with the scriptures I’ve come to understand that the devil is not a gatecrasher. He only goes where he is allowed. That’s why Apostle Peter advised, “Neither give place to the devil…”  Idleness is sure an open wide door for the devil to come make nonsense of your glorious destiny in Christ.

CATCH A DREAM TODAY
No government, no institution, no man or woman anywhere in this world is against you, I assure you! If you will catch a dream or birth an idea today, it will be the beginning of your release into a great and wealthy life. Come on now, join me… Let’s set the stage for the next generation!
God bless you!

WORD FOR TODAY

THE ENEMY CALLED IDLENESS – PT1
Text : Mathew 13:24-25

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If someone is your enemy, he or she is opposed to what you think or do. Man’s greatest #enemy is the devil, whose determined #mission is to see to it that man never attains to his full potential in life – John 10:10.
“An enemy has done this… “; that was Jesus’ answer to his disciples’ amazement about his #parable of a man who sowed wheat in his farm, and woke up one day to see that someone had come in there and sowed “tares” (weeds).

The enemy’s ambition was to hinder the wheat  from growing and bringing forth maximum yield. And Jesus, in his parable said the enemy came to do that ” while men slept. ” – see Matthew 13:24-25.
Please, wake up! Your destiny is too great to be fulfilled in a sleeping state!

SLEEPING MINDS MAKE IDLE HANDS…
#Idleness is a kind of a sleeping state, where all your faculties, gifts, #talents and #skills are too #paralysed to move your hands and senses to go to work. Yes!
Idleness is the #offspring of a sleeping #mind. If your mind is not working, neither will your #hands. And you need to know that God’s #principles for success forbid that a man should eat if he’s not working – 1Thessalonians 4:10-12; Ephesians 4:28 & 2Thessalonians 3:6-12.
That is why he also recommends that “whatsoever thine hands findeth to do, do it with all thine might” – Ecclesiastes 10:9.

NO EXCUSE!
No one has any #excuse to live a #mediocre life; neither is there any excuse for #failure either. Because every man or woman God sends to this world of men, comes fully loaded with very unique and adequate #potentials and divine #endowments to achieve success in every area of life. Yes!
So it does not matter what your #background is, or what #environment you find yourself in, you’re not #disadvantaged at all. No, you’re not; if you dare to challenge yourself to a life of #relevance and usefulness to God and #humanity…

IT’S AN ABUSE OF DESTINY! Idleness is a state of worklessness and joblessness. It’s an #abuse of your destiny…

(to be continued… )

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PT2

FOCUS ON THE YOUNGER WOMEN
Text : Titus 2:4-5

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BOLD, STRONG…
I once heard Professor #DoraAkunyili say, in a TV interview,
“We want the next generation (of women) to be strong, bold, and prosper more than we have done… “
I say, “Yes! ”

But there’s no way that’s ever gonna happen, except by a calculated, strategized, concerted and definite effort to make it happen. I tell you!
It is time for our so much noised about #WomenEmpowerment crusades and #petprojects to begin to consciously focus, much more, on the next generation of #womanhood.

NOT MANY OF THEM…
It is sad to note that the #lifestyle of many young girls today leaves so much to be desired. Not many of them are conscious of the enormity and importance of their God-ordained assignment as women who will be wives, mothers, homemakers and nation builders tomorrow.
You look at many of them and you see that they’re just living for today; without the slightest inclination of what tomorrow will demand of them!

INVESTING IN THEM…
I sincerely believe that an intense and purposeful focus on the young girls, will guarantee our hope and the answer to our prayers for better homes, better families and better leaders for our nation tomorrow.
Investing in them today, is investing in a greater and better future for our country.
I am talking about going beyond preparing them to be doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, politicians, bankers, etc, to preparing them to be useful and effective and profitable wives, mothers and homemakers.
These are the woman’s God given assignments that require special skills; and every skill is learned. Whatever you don’t first learn you can’t do well – Isaiah 1:17a.

IT’S NOW OR NEVER!
Many women have succeeded with great success as professionals and career women, but are colossal failures as wives, mothers and keepers at home. It must not become a vicious cycle.

Let’s get the young girls off the streets!

Let’s give them stronger, more meaningful and eternal dreams to live for!

Let’s begin to discourage this obvious exhibition of vanity that has become so common with today’s younger generation of womanhood; which has made them preys of many unthinking and reckless boys and “sugar daddies”.

Let’s secure the destinies of our daughters, by going a long way to prepare them for womanhood with strength, wisdom, power and prosperity! Our nation will be better off for it!

The death of a young girl is the death of many generations of sons and daughters that she could have given birth to; who would have also given birth to many sons and daughters… and the cycle continues from one generation to the other.

So let’s stop our girls from dying of #AIDS; unwanted pregnancies, #abortion and health complications associated with #prostitution and child marriage! That will be the greatest and most phenomenal #empowerment of all. It’s now or never!!!

WORD FOR THE WEEK

Text : Obadiah 1:17; John 14:12; Mark 16:15

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BUILDING A STRONG CHRISTIAN CHARACTER
You are only relevant to God and his purpose, on this earth, to the level of your character.
☆ Strength of character is a must, if God must use us as saviors indeed – Obadiah 1:17.
☆Strength of character is a must, if God must manifest his power through you as a son of God – 1 John 3:1-2; Romans 8:18-20; John 1:12-13.
☆ It is strength of character that will keep you standing strong and effective when others are falling; no matter who or what wants you to fall.

IT’S A LIFESTYLE!
#Christianity is all about #character – a lifestyle that is out of this world; a #lifestyle that came from heaven to change the world, to bring humanity back to God. Not by force, but by a willingness that comes from a heart that is converted, and a mind that is totally transformed and cleansed of every form of corruption (like that of a child).

IT’S NOT A PRODUCT OF…
Christian character is not a product of self-discipline, determination or new year resolutions. No! It is when the Word of God works in you and on you to bring out the God in you, to empower your new nature in Christ and bring it to the fore, over and above the controlling power of your human nature.

☆ Christian character is you walking this earth as the visible, express image (the very likeness) of the God that men cannot see – like Jesus did when he walked this earth (Colossians 1:15; 1John 2:6).

☆ Christian character
is when the Word of God, by the ministry of theHoly Spirit, has brought you to a place where you boldly declare, like Jesus, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father… I and my Father are one… “
That, my friend, is strength of character! Jesus is our perfect, ultimate model of Christian character – Ephesians 4:8-13.

☆The blessing (empowerment to succeed – Genesis 1:28) will never work for a believer with a weak Christian character.

Consecration, is a decision for a strong Christian character – read about Joseph in Genesis 39:1-9; Daniel in Daniel 1:1’20; Shedrach, Meshack and Abednego in Daniel 3:11-37.

ELEMENTS OF CHRISTIAN CHARACTER
Please study the following scriptures…
¤ Isaiah 11:1:3
¤ Isaiah 7:15
¤ Galatians 5:22-23.
¤ Galatians 6:9-10
¤ James 4:4
¤ Psalm 1:1-2
Receive grace, and marvellous helps from the Holy Spirit, in Jesus precious name! Peace!

FAMILY LIFE UNIVERSITY LECTURE

    • SAY “NO!” TO POVERTY IN YOUR HOME – ( Excerpts )

      Tect: Psalm 112:3
      “Blessed is the man who
      fears the Lord, who
      delights greatly in his
      commandments…
      Wealth and riches shall
      be in his house… “

      WAR AGAINST POVERTY!
      * The government of Jesus is the government of wealth and riches. So poverty is a taboo, unacceptable and not permitted in any home where the government of Jesus has been enshrined, where the government of Jesus reigns.

      * It’s time, therefore, to say a vehement, determined “No!” to poverty in your home. Poverty must leave your home for good!

      * Proverbs 13:22 says th a good man leaves an inheritance (not poverty, debt and suffering) that goes right down to his children’s children. – 2Chronicles 21:3

      *Your own parents may have left an inheritance of poverty for you and your siblings; but you must not do that to your own children. Go wants you to give a good life to your children.
      That’s why you must know what to do to take your family from poverty, lack and want, pinching pennies and managing poverty, to wealth abd riches and continual flow of all-round prosperity.

      IT’S NOT UP TO GOD
      The reality of wealth and riches in your home is not up to God:nor is it up to the government in power in your country or your state. It’s your personal responsibility.

      * Basically, it depends more on the lifestyle you choose to live more than the kind of job or business you’re doing; or your salary or profits from your business and personal struggles and efforts.
      * I have seen from scriptures that the wealth that comes from God (which becomes the identity of your family and multiplies in the hands of your children down many generations), is a natural harvest of, or God’s reward for a man’s lifestyle or standard of life.
      Read Psalm 1:1-3, Job 1:1-10;Psalm 112:1-9; Job 29; Genesis 24:1, 22:12, Genesis
      26:1-14; etc.

      POVERTY IS NOT A BLESSING!
      *Poverty is not a blessing it’s a curse!
      * Poverty is a mocker of destiny!
      *Poverty has nothing to do with God; it’s a work if the devilxBut Jesus’ coming has destroyed it (John 10:10; 1John 3:8).
      * Wherever you see poverty; the devil is at work. Wherever the devil is at work, poverty is the evidence..
      * So poverty in your home does not advertise God it advertises the devil! God’s will for you and your children is wealth and riches He said so in 3John 1;:2,
      ” Beloved, I wish above
      all things that thou
      mayest prosper and be
      in health, even as thy
      soul prospereth… “

      * Jesus has come, so wealth and riches, prosperity and good life have come!
      So if you’re in Christ, you are in wealth and riches – not made by your efforts, but inherited from God who is now your Father (Romans 8:16-17; 2Corinthians 8:9).

      *Now, if you live in the Word and by the Word, the wealth and riches that is your inheritance, for you and your children after you, will be made manifest in your family. Praise God! (Read Isaiah 1:19; Job 36:11).

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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT (PT1)

THE MINISTRY OF WOMANHOOD
Text: Titus 2:3-5

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The woman’s #assignment is one that cannot be delegated; neither can it be replaced by any form of #technological #invention. I say this because many jobs that humans used to do (in #factories and many institutions and #organizations) have now been replaced by #machines. But there’s no machine ever invented that can take the place of the woman in the home, the #church or in #nationbuilding.

It’s important to note that all the presidents, governors, CEOs and people in many #leadership positions all over the world today, are product’s of the #ministry of #womanhood. They are products of the woman’s continued faithfulness to home-building, #homemaking, #childbearing, #motherhood and #childtraining.

Listen, aren’t they the ones who have always been at home, while the men are out “breadwinning”?
That is why I sincerely believe that anyone who gives hope to the woman or #girlchild gives hope to the #family, the nation and the world of #humanity.
Better life for the woman, is better life for the home, the church and the nation at large.

THE YOUNGER WOMEN
I once heard Professor #DoraAkunyili ( in a TV interview) say…

( to be continued)