FOURTH MAN IN THE FIRE

By Pastor Prudence Onyedikachi

Jesus the fourth man in the fire

Child of God hear this… that fire cannot consume you!!!

As humans, we will experience tribulations, pains, disappointments, failures will come, issues of life will come to break us, it is because we are alive, we are still living.

We are all in it, but the good thing is that we are not left alone in it, there is a fourth man in the fire with us. Jesus is the fourth man in the fire with us.

He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God

Daniel 3:25

The fire may be burning(fire must burn) but we will not be hurt, Jesus is there with us

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze

Isaiah 43:2

For Jesus to be in the fire with you, you must be born again. Trust me,with him, you will not be hurt.
Just say this prayer with me if you have made up your mind to receive him as your personal Lord and saviour.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.

Believe me you are born again, send a message today and we will take you through the scriptures.
God bless you!

URIAH: The Excellent Team Spirit

There is an urgency to remind the Church of the power of unity, oneness and team spirit. These are the last days and the kingdoms of God and the enemy are in a constant battle of claiming territories and soul harvest. If there is any weapon the devil succeeds mostly with, it is the weapon of disunity.

Consider these scriptures;

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Psalms 133:1-3

See, we achieve more together as a body on any cause.

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Permit me to reintroduce to you this warrior, a man with an excellent team spirit… URIAH.

It Pays To Serve Jesus

Most of us know the story of David, Uriah and Bathsheba from 2 Samuel chapter 11. It will do you good to go through the entire chapter again and see what the Lord laid in my spirit in verses 8 to 11.

And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king’s house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king. But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his Lord, and went not down to his house. And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from thy journey? why then didst thou not go down unto thine house? And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my Lord Joab, and the servants of my Lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

2 Samuel 11:8-11

In a bid to cover up his adulterous act, king David came up with a plan to distract and entice a soldier into his wife’s bed. He didn’t see the reaction of Uriah coming.

You never can beat a man with an excellent team-spirit because the Lord goes ahead of them, commanding blessings.

Uriah had no idea his bed had been defiled. In the face of such temptation offered, he stood loyal to God, his host nation(remember, he was a Hittite), His undeserving king, battle commander and his people. There was a battle to be fought and won, there was a cause to run and there was a goal to be accomplished. Uriah wasn’t losing sight of this perspective for the arms of his wife or the king’s meal.

He knew his position and understood the importance of individual commitment to the grand scheme of things. He knew he had to be there for others to succeed. He understood SACRIFICE.

This same sacrifice God made through His son. God so loved, that He gave His life for the church. Uriah didn’t have to be under the new covenant to understand sacrifice. Hnmm …The ark of the Lord cannot be in a tent and Uriah, in the arms of a woman. What dedication to service!

Uriah reminds me of a refrain in the hymn, IT PAYS TO SERVE JESUS.

Refrain:
I love Him far better than in days of yore,
I’ll serve Him more truly than ever before;
I’ll do as He bids me, whatever the cost,
I’ll be a true soldier — I’ll die at my post.

I can hear Uriah singing this refrain in my spirit. Although He was killed for his loyalty, God did not let it slide. The blood of the diligent cried out and David paid dearly for it. Uriah actually died at his post.

Today, many do not exhibit equal or close sense of commitment to teamwork. We tend to put our individual needs ahead of others and team commitment. We fail to understand that working together brings about a wholistic positive effect than our individual prowess can afford.

In the things of the kingdom, there should be no competition. We all are working towards the same goal and the grace for everyone is more than enough.

That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

1 Corinthians 12:25-26

Don’t try to climb higher at the expense of your brother, you will fall deeper. Loyalty and team spirit as shown by Uriah, is what will cause everyone to shine brighter together. So, whether in the church, at work, school or play, remember to follow till the end with diligience, what has been placed in your hands to do within the team.

Like Uriah, are you willing to do God’s bid whatever the cost? are you ready to die at your post?

We will look at Uriah’s diligence to service in our next blog post. Please stay connected to grace.

THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS

It is a blessed new day people of God, glory be to His holy name… halleluyah!!! So today I am led towards the direction of the mystery of righteousness personified in Christ Jesus. Then this song from the days pops into my head, ‘I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS, SIN HAS NO POWER OVER ME’. I am certain this beautiful song was adopted from the scripture in 2Corinthians 5:21. We are who we are in Christ today because Jesus already paid the price, having become sin for us even though He was without sin.

There is something about the righteousness of Christ that we connect to and are justified by, this day. Truly there isn’t any controversy about how awesome the mystery of godliness is.

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. I Timothy 3:16 NKJV

Christ our righteousness is God;
1. MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH
The opening verse of John tell us the Word was right there at the beginning and that the Word was God (John 1:1). It tells us how in all humility and love like no other, this Word became flesh, born of a woman with men to dwell to demystify the power of righteousness to mortals. If He in flesh could live without sin, then we can trade our sin for his righteousness at the foot of the cross and become the righteousness of God in Christ, full of grace and truth.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1‭, ‬14 NKJV

2. JUSTIFIED BY THE SPIRIT

In Bildad’s conversation with Job, he asked a question in the fouth verse of the twenty fifth chapter, ‘can a man be justified by God or how can one born of a woman be clean?’ Jesus was one of a few before his crucifixion, justified by God and even more so than others by evidence of a voice and the symbol of the Spirit of God.

When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16‭-‬17 NKJV

The awesomeness of God’s love was revealed in the righteousness of His son in whom all fullness dwell, through whom we have received reconciliation to God the father and have been declared holy and blameless. Some mysteries are just too beautiful when you grab the insight to unravel– glory!

For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight-Colossians 1:19‭-‬22 NKJV

3. SEEN BY ANGELS
In the wake of His victory over death on the third day, Angels heralded the risen Christ. (Matthew 28:1-7). They were the first to publish the historic event that would change the course of mankind for eternity. Yes, the angels have been noted in time past to witness important events and this stood to be one of the greatest of the great. They witnessed and ministered to God who became flesh, at his rising. How humbling that must have been for them, now they understand how much the Father loves us, impressing on them to minister even more to us, from a place of the love witnessed.

4. PREACHED AMONG THE GENTILES

Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. Acts 10:34‭-‬35 NKJV

Through Jesus, peace and salvation reaches everyone who believes. The power of God has been preached as the gospel to everyone.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. Romans 1:16 NKJV

Christ’s righteousness is received by all and sundry who only believe.

5. BELIEVED ON IN THE WORLD
Christ our righteousness, is a mystery kept secret since the world began and is now manifested by prophetic scriptures made known in all nations according to God’s command for obedience to faith. (Romans 16:25-27).

The gospel is said to have brought and is still bringing forth fruits to this day. Nations have come to the knowledge of Christ our righteousness.

which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth; Colossians 1:6 NKJV

6. RECIEVED UP IN GLORY
Jesus ascended to glory Halleluyah!!!

Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. Luke 24:51 NKJV

Christ was seen, taken up in glory and at that point he was worshiped. God Himself has exalted Christ for His obedience unto a death of shame on the cross, bearing our sins and transforming us to His righteousness.

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, Philippians 2:8‭-‬9 NKJV (read 2:1-11 )

Related read…. THE MYSTERY OF ‘IT IS WRITEN’

Abiding In His Presence

By Sister Judith Nabimanya

I am led to share little about the presence…abiding and remaining in the presence of God. Scripture tells us that we can only bring forth any fruit if we remain..in him. In him we move live and have our being Acts 17:28.

Whatever we do we remain in the presence and that’s is where our eyes are open to see, we grow in wisdom through his word and the teachings of the holy spirit

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:4-5
Fullness Of Joy In His Presence

I encourage us tonight to remain in his presence..he has promised us that he will never leave nor forsake us it doesn’t matter what it looks like but he is closer than a brother. His spirit is on the inside of us and as he is so are we! Praise God

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:7

We have his kind of peace, we busk in his love, our eyes are open to see the deep things of God, we bring forth fruit in season and the power to receive whatever we ask in the mighty name of Jesus

And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

Exodus 33:14
Rest In His Presence

For You will not abandon me to Sheol (the place of the dead), neither will You suffer Your holy one [Holy One] to see corruption. [Acts 13:35.] You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. [Acts 2:25-28, 31.]

Psalms 16:10-11

Read on PLOT TWIST

OPEN DOORS (2)

By Sister Jennifer Nazziwa

Royalty In Captivity.


• Before you start living your assignment you are in captivity.
• How many dreams have you ignored and put off because of little excuses. I don’t have that kind of money. The one who gave the dream or idea will find it .Lean on him. Leap into action.

“ But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

1Peter 2:9

(This was after King Jehoiachin [1] and the queen mother, the court officials and the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen and the artisans had gone into exile from Jerusalem.)

Jeremiah 29:2


• Royalty in captivity. You have not yet fulfilled your purpose in your department. You are not yet operating in your calling. Imagine the queen mother, the mentor, the coach in captivity. Kings and queens should be nurtured by you. How about your children?
• Understand that you are a leader of a new generation. Because of you many will enter their inheritance.

“Be strong and of good courage: for to this people shall you divide for an inheritance the land, which I swore to their fathers to give them.”

Joshua 1:6

“He entrusted the letter to Elasah son of Shaphan and to Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon. It said:”

Jeremiah 29:3


• You have been entrusted with secrets of the kingdom of God. You are God’s messenger and because of you many will be delivered.

“This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon:”
“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.”

Jeremiah 29:4-5


• You have been given the mandate to prosper and settle in the position were God has planted you.
• Cultivate you ground be diligent in your work and you will prosper.
• You will prosper at your work place. In your department, in your branch, and your home as well.
• You will take on new territories.
• Think beyond your scope. There is opportunity to enlarge and grow.
• There is grace to make profit.


6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.
• The grace to father the new generation.
• Fathers have the ability to give seed. Pass on your skills to the next generation.
• Mentor and coach.
• Raise Godly children this is the time to pass on the skills. Protect them from the negative influence of social media.
• There is grace for multiplication. You will draw many to Christ.

7 “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
• Pray for the Bank and the departments where God has placed you.
• Raise Godly alters at your work place and families.
• The city of Kampala and the newly created cities.
• Its peace is your peace. Its wealth is your wealth.


8 [For, this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have.
• Do not focus on negative propaganda.
• Do not focus on negative criticism.
• Focus on your calling and God given agenda.


9 They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the LORD.
• Check the spirit behind the voice speaking in your life.

10 This is what the LORD says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place.
• Redemption will come after you have served your assignment in here.
• There is a time to walk into your freedom.
• A time to take walk into your next journey of life.


11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
• You will be fulfilled.


12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
• God is ready to listen. Every prayer will be answered.
• Intercessors. Who is an intercessor?


13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
• Give it your best short.


14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. [2] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
• Restoration is coming.

Read… Open Doors (1)

OPEN DOORS (1)

By Sister Jennifer Nazziwa

“I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.’’

Revelations 3:8


Door: An entrance.
• To go through a door you must have access, password, Keys, combination.
• Its authority, privilege, not everyone has it. You can call it a special grace or divine favor.
• Open doors enable you to fulfill an assignment so utilize them.
• You have been mandated ,empowered and anointed to that assignment. That is your open door.
No man can shut it.

Shut: Close
No man can hinder your God given purpose in life. I challenge you to walk through that open door.
If the door has already been set for you and opened your role it to walk through it. Walking through open doors needs revelation.
• You must understand that the door is opened.
• Have spiritual eyes to see or discover that the door is open.
• Take a step of faith. Put in effort to explore new territories and dig into the unknown. Take on new boundaries. Widen your scope. Do not be afraid.
• Spiritual ears or antennas. The natural ability to notice things and understand their importance.

“Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying , Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise , go over this Jordan ,you, and all this people, to the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given to you, as l said to Moses.”

Joshua 1:1


God had already set an open door for Joshua even though Moses their leader had died. Instead of Joshua lamenting and complaining, he took time to listen and understand God’s word .What is God saying during this period of Covid 19 Pandemic. You will need spiritual antennas to understand the time and season and walk through the open doors.
Understand that the vision you carry is for the next generation.
• It’s time to live your dream.
• Let it come to life.
• Share it with others.
• Invite others to join you on this journey.
• You will cause many to inherit.

• Understand that you were are an open door that many will use to get into their inheritance. You are an entrance that God wants to use for many to experience Jesus in their lives.
• You have been chosen.

Jeremiah 29: Represents double anointing to break forth.

“This is the text of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.”

Jeremiah 29:1


• Take time to study the word of God. You will discover your purpose. Why are you in here at such a time as this?
• Where is your sphere of influence?
• Which Kingdom do you represent and what is your mission?
• Are you living your purpose? If not what must you do to reach your fulfillment?
• Notice they were professionals, occupation, he was talking to people with a special gifting or calling i.e. priests, prophets etc. They had been born to serve in the palace yet they were living in exile.

TAMAR THE STRATEGIST

By PASTOR BUNMI ONILUDE

And he turned into her he thought her to be an halort, because she has covered her face. And he turned into unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray there, let me come in unto thee, for he knew not she was his daughter in law. And she said, what will thou give me, that thou may come in unto me

Genesis 38:16

There will be a turning in your turn! A season of life will come that you will have a choice to make! The one that controls the tide will turn it in your favour!

Time and chances are twin sister, when you fail to maximize your chance at your time, you may never access your Prophetic destiny!

Tamar had one chance to sit on that road, just one chance to meet and mate with Judah, just one chance to place a tag on her destiny, just one chance to answer her name – The Palm

Opportunity walks on two legs! Only people that are deliberate and international about life access the juice out of life. Many are on the road without a defined purpose! Not Tamar – her outing was on a purpose, she was not an aimless hunter going no where to happen!

What you do when things turn to you counts. You don’t practice winning strategies inside the ring! You win by acting out your rehearsed scripts! I be on the way, the Lord will meet me!

Tamar had a mapped out pattern! You don’t go on search engine to respond to life’s questions. You must be a ready-made, now woman that thinks on her toes!

Suffice for you to know that there is something you have that someone on this page need desperately! You must also know that if you do not have specific price tag, the world will underpay you! Infact there are clan of Laban that will change your wages ten times!

Do you know your worthy? Do you know you are priceless? It took Jesus to die to buy you over, so you must not allow anyone to tramp you on the floor!

Never enter any contract without signing agreement with a seal!

Further Reading…. ANNA THE PROPHETIC INTERCESSOR

OVERCOMING PRINCIPALITIES AND TERRITORIAL DEMONS

BY SISTER JENNIFER NAZZIWA

Principalities/Territorial Demons: These are spirit beings that are demonic in nature, that often resist the will of God in our lives. They gradually oppose the Lord and his angels in order to hamper our progress at the gates of new beginnings.

’’ And  came over to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gad’a-renes .And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. ’’

Mark 5:1

   These spirits confronted Jesus when together with his disciples passed over to the other side. Every time you decide to take a step on faith to move into your God given purpose and destiny, they come in to oppose you. These spirits were controlling the entire territory of Gad’a-renes, and when they recognized that one with greater authority had come in; they had to give up albeit without endeavouring to present their case.

These spirits are cunning. They want to make pacts with new entrants so as to remain in control. No wonder when confronting new territories, the beginning is never easy until you exercise greater power if not, you may not be able to partake of the good of the land. The good news is that “Greater is He that is in us, than the one that is in the world”. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who strengthens us.
Jesus was able to make a disciple of the man whom the legion had used as a spiritual medium. He was transformed and started testifying the wonders of the Lord to all that knew him. We have to get to the level where entire communities are transformed through exercising the power of God in our lives.

Angel and demon wrestle

WRESTLE

Cambridge advanced learners dictionary.

Wrest;
1.To get something with effort or difficulty. This is referred to as wrest control of something.
2.To violently pull something violently from someone.

Wrestle; To fight with someone especially in a sport by holding them and trying to throw them to the ground.

Obviously it’s a dangerous game we are playing here.

“Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ’’

Ephesians 6:11-12

FLESH AND BLOOD

The Flesh; Literary the physical body and not the mind or soul.

Flesh and blood; to have normal human limits, needs, etc.

The battles we encounter in moving forward to accomplish our God given mission are not carnal.

“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when you obedience is fulfilled. ”

2Corinthians 10:4-6

For instance when the devil attacks you through financial indebtness. In the flesh it makes sense to settle you’re debts first before you pay your tithe and vows before the Lord. But the spirit says “pay your tithe and vows to the Lord first”. This battle is aimed at making you disobey God by not paying your tithe in order to fulfil your common sense desire to clear off your debts.

“And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good, acceptable and perfect, will of God .”

Romans 12:2

Do not pay evil for evil, for vengeance belongs to God. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Overcome evil with good.

Angels: These are ministering spirits

Angel

Daniel 10

A heavenly being very powerful that is an angel appeared to Daniel on the 24th day after he had been fasting and praying for 21 days. It is written that his body was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and h face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in the colour to polished brass. There is a powerful force that moves with these super natural beings.

This angel had been sent to Daniel by God. He empowered Daniel by touching him so he rose to his knees, because he was greatly beloved and highly favoured.

  When we pray we reinforce the angels of God to fight for us in the spirit. Our minds are opened and we begin to understand and comprehend the mysteries of the Kingdom which have been previously hidden from us. Unseen spiritual forces of darkness known as principalities blind people to keep them in ignorance. They resist and divert people’s attention from God’s instruction and direction, deterring them from entering their destiny or divine purpose.
They cause fear and unbelief which leads to frustration and failure in our God given missions. Daniel took time to seek and understand the things of God and God sent him empowerment through an angel. Wisdom was added to him, he began understanding mysteries.

WAYS OF OVERCOMING.

   1.Live in the spirit. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Romans 12
   2.Pray persistently .Daniel 10:2-3
   3.Read the word of God an apply it. Joshua 1:8
   4.Put on the full armour of God Ephesians 6 :11-12.
In Summary, we need to understand that as we advance on our journey to greatness and fulfilment of our God given purpose, in our endeavour to conquer new territories , We are confronted by principalities aimed at hindering us to fulfil our God given mission.

Our response should be to put on the whole armour of God in order for us to be able to overcome the tricks of the devil. Through persistent prayer and the reading of the word God empowers us  to win the battles in the spirit and we are able to expand God’s kingdom in the physical by conquering new territories or soul winning.

Further Reading…. ENFORCE YOUR DOMINION

PLOT TWIST

BY SISTER CHISOMO SAKALA

I listened to a beautiful message two nights ago titled “Plot Twist” by Pastor Steven Furtick. And he highlighted how 2020 is the year of the plot twist, we all had things planned out, goals set, travel arrangements, summer body goals, you name it, then came Covid-19 and boom, plot twist, and everything changed.

This got me thinking, everytime there is a plot twist to things you had prearranged, there lies an opportunity to think outside the box, to reevaluate your priorities or maybe just be still and know! With every plot twist comes a change in every other chapter in that story.

Time is of the essence

How are you rewriting your story? If you were too busy for the people that matter most in your life, I hope this plot twist has helped you realise that your time with them is limited and therefore precious, leave work at work and be wholly present with your family and friends when home. If you always postpone that trip or opportunity to spoil yourself, when the world is fully reopened, rewrite and complete that chapter. That blog you’ve always wanted to start (and I’m speaking to myself too), go ahead and do it. Those early morning or late night prayers and Bible reading sessions you always want to start, now is the time. A wise someone said, “if you get out of this lockdown not having done the things you said you never had time to do, then you never lacked time, you just lacked self-discipline”.

We could be so focused on the virus and its effects, we might miss out on the lessons it brings. Each day still presents new opportunities and blessings. There’s still so much to be grateful for everyday. Celebrate even the smallest of victories, being alive and healthy is always a great starting point. Find at least one positive thing each day, and you’ll recognise so many others. Count your many blessings name them one by one and it will surprise you (literally) what the Lord has done.

Further Reading…. MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS

HOW DO YOU TREAT THE TEMPLE OF GOD IN YOU?

BY EVANGELIST HENRY ELOCHUKWU

This is what I preached in a pastor’s conference when I was just 15 years old and they contacted doc. Please read carefully and judge this matter for yourself. I told them–”Do you know you are a Spirit and that Spirit lives in a house called The Body or flesh” once the body is weak, tortured or destroyed the spirit leaves it(death).This is an act of spirits naturally.

This is why people die in sickness, accidents,viruses, bullets etc, because their spirit got tired of that inhabitations called”BODY”. As the body became weaker than the spirit could sustain. Spirit naturally don’t inhabits weak bodies. Even Jesus gave up the Ghost on the cross after being tortured and demoralized..

This is Why God wishes you to be in good health first, even before your soul prosper, your body is the first thing He needs before your soul Your soul is not as important as your Body is to God, because the soul can only be born again through the body. A spirit or soul can not accept Jesus or become a born again except it dwells in a flesh or body and your body is all he needs to execute His plans here on earth.

Even God couldn’t Redeem man until He was birthed or manifested in a flesh or body.

God needs your body more than you do that is why He provides an atmosphere Called ”HEALING EXPERIENCE”– a system provided for restoration or replacement of weak parts of the body from its original place of creation.

Spirits can’t be born again..once a sinner dies, he can’t get born again because of his body is the only license the spirit have to access God or Satan. Satan do not posses spirit, he possess bodies.

Your body is a mystery because it is a house of many rooms. It can accommodate demons in thousands–”legions”. Demons have no rest until they find a body to leave on. God calls it a “temple”. One of the biggest Temple in Nigeria now, is Dunamis Church of pastor Paul Enenche with 100,000 capacity but your body is larger than that capacity. Do you know that your body is larger than the world largest auditorium???

Heaven and earth can’t contain God, yet as big as God is, He dwells in your body.

This body we treate anyhow is a double mysteries sir/ma, But you see, we fail to understand this mystery that’s why we treat our body anyhow…

A system that houses being more ancient than time. Is not an ordinary system. Now you know this. The question now is— how do you treate your God giving body?

1.Carelessly?
God gave you black eyes, black skin, muscular body, etc and you decided to surgically change it…
It’s an insult and a mockery on God’s integrity..
Take it or leave it.

And let me remind you, that anything that is not at it state of origin, if uttered attract rapid or natural consequences…Go to hospitals and see cases..

2.Sinfully?.
Sin can kill your God given body, sins like, Sexual sins(fornication, abortion, adultery,masturbation, lesbianism, homosexuality etc)drunkenness, smoking, bitterness, greediness, corruption,robbery etc avoid them all..

3.Recklessly?
Lack of sleep, lack of good hygiene, speed driving, malnutrition,lack of prayer and study life?..etc

We should always find a way to take care of the body because spirit do not stay long in weak or tortured bodies. Your spirit is the strength that powers your body but when the body is weak the spirit functions in your body looses its grip and departs. It’s a sin to treate your God given body anyhow. So many people died so early cause of reckless and lackadaisical life style.

If your body suffers any consequences as a result of your carelessness, even God and your soul will not be happy with what you did with your body!!!

Have you sinned against your body and you know it? Now your still alife you have opportunities to amend your ways.

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