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Friday, May 25, 2018

Moments of Breakthrough




Bishop Kola Onaolapo


Exodus 13: 17-18 “And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them to the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.” (KJV)

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Beware of Pastors



Beware of pastors, more than half of the total pastors we have today are not true servants of God.

Well I have not done any research to confirm my argument, and I am not just trying to talk carelessly like many people I have heard talk about men of God. I am telling you this so that you can be careful and watchful.

Don’t ask me how I know this, the bible says, “By their fruit you shall know them”

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Narrow is the way to Success




Lord please give us understanding to know the true meaning of Your words in Jesus name, amen.

The way to success, the way to heaven, the way to God is not a wide way. It has no many options; it is not only narrow but also difficult.

Why are many people not successful? Let me first tell you that success is not the money or wealth that you have. Success is success in all aspects of your life; your wealth, family and finance.

Many people are not successful because they find it difficult to go through the process involved in achieving success, because it is a very narrow way which is also very difficult to pass through. Remember the narrower the gate, the more the difficult it is to pass through it.

Just like in written examinations a lot of people prefers the one with objectives because it gives you options to choose from and even if you get to fail the answer you would have at least not left your answer booklet empty unlike the case of essay questions where you are left without an option, many people would submit their answer booklet empty.


Monday, May 21, 2018

You will get it Only if you Ask



Large crowd followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside. Suddenly a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord” the man said, “If you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean” Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said, “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared.” Matthew 8:1-3

The man with the leprosy was not ashamed to come out in the public where there were thousands of people following Jesus, I am sure within those crowd will be many more sick people who did not ask to be healed either because of shame or because of fear.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Your Survival Depends on The Word of God not Based on What you See…




Deuteronomy 8:18A, “Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be Successful"

Many of us are depressed by the current economic situation in our country and even globally. Everything looks stagnant and nothing seems to be working.

People are stagnated, people are hungry, and people are confused and irritated because of what they are going through.

You can compare it with the times of the Israelites in the Bible… After they had left Egypt and camped in the wilderness (A place of confusion, frustration, anger and depression), for 40 years. When God was leading them back to their promised land (the place of rest, where there is peace, wealth, health and love).

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Be Careful What You Do!



“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets” Matthew 7: 12

Many of us think the bible is just some kind of fiery tale stories and parable book. Well the bible contains many interesting stories meant to edify us and lead us to God’s perfect will.

But let me also tell you that the essence of the laws the Almighty God gave through His prophets is for us to live a good life knowing that anything we do to a fellow human will be done to us too.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mind Your Business!


“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.” Matthew 7:1-2

Since all of us sin then no one is most justified than the other. So when you condemn that brother or sister because he or she did something you feel they shouldn’t have done, then you have judged that person.

If for instance you heard about someone who stole money and in your bedroom you say something like- “I knew he was going to become a thief, you can tell by the look on his face!”

Thursday, May 17, 2018

All will be well with you if…





All will be well with you if … “you obey the commandments of God. If you obey all His decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life” Deuteronomy 6: 2

“Listen closely… and be careful to obey. Then all will go well with you, and you will have many children” (you will be fruitful). Deuteronomy 6:3

“The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, and your soul, and all your strength. And must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to His commandments, then it will all be well with you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Commandments of God you MUST keep to be successful




If you …”obey all the commands of the Lord, follow His instructions in every detail. Stay on the path that the Lord your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous.

Deuteronomy 5:1B, “Listen carefully, Israel (You reader). Hear the decrees and regulations I am giving you today (August 4, 2016), so you may learn them and obey them!”

Probably you don’t know before; remember ignorance is not an excuse in law. But if you don’t know before and you have never been found wanting, then today you are learning this.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Conditions to Become Successful and Stay Successful





Deuteronomy 4:1-2, “And now…listen carefully to these decrees and regulations that I am about to teach you. Obey them so that you may live (be healthy, prosperous, in all things), so you may enter (become successful), and occupy the land that the Lord, the God…, is giving you (staying successful in God’s promises for you)

There are lots of people who have been successful or rich before. They are referred to as “once rich or he used to be very rich”. But now they are no more wealthy, or successful for one reason or the other.
In Deuteronomy 4:1-3, God is saying, for you to be successful and remain successful, you must obey and remain faithful to His commands.

Monday, May 14, 2018

You have labored enough; Your Reward Time Has Come (Why you are not progressing)






Deuteronomy 1:6 “The Lord our God spoke unto us in Horeb, say, ye have dwelt long enough in this mount” 

Meaning, where you are now... Your present condition, your current situation that makes you feel unpleasant, that causes you sorrow, that make you feel depressed, oppressed.’

It means you have stayed enough in that current/unpleasant situation- Deuteronomy 1:6B- “Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount (in this agony and pain).

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Stop Worrying About Tomorrow




You probably may not find this kind of advice in any other book apart from the Bible or maybe some other religious books too.

The present world we live today encourages people not just to worry about tomorrow but even to do ANYTHING especially negative things to take care of their tomorrow.

Tomorrow which may never come! An artiste sang “No one knows tomorrow”, yes it is very true, no one knows tomorrow, not even fortune tellers nor any pastor or scientist knows what will happen tomorrow.

If people can tell tomorrow, then corporate organizations will pay any amount of money to a fortune teller to tell them how their businesses would go in the future so that they can prepare ahead for it.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

You Can’t Serve God and Money


“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” Matthew 6:24

“Serve” is derived from the word “servant”. A servant is someone who is controlled by someone or something.

So anything that can control you is your boss and you are it’s servant. The someone that controls you can be God, and the something that controls you can be money.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

What You See is What You Will Become





Your thinking pattern determines what you will become. Your thinking is what you will see and what you can see is what you will become.

If you think you are destined for greatness, you will be great, if you think you are destined for poverty, you will be poor. You are what you can see.


Jesus explained this in the book of Matthew 6:22-23, he said, “your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!”

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Why a Rich Man Will Not Make Heaven!




The time and date when everyone is born and when we will die is known to only God. “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal” Matthew 6:19-20

I believe many people do not understand what this statement is all about. The statement is not telling us not to acquire wealth no that is not what it means!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Forgiveness



People easily ask God for forgiveness when they sin but they often find it difficult to forgive those who have offended them.

Matthew 6:14-15 says, “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins”

This is important for you to note because before you go before God to pray, remember the praying pattern.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

How to Pray



Pray like this:

“Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one”. Matthew 6: 9-13 (NLT)

Notice: Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotation are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Don’t Pray Like the Hypocrite



Matthew 6:7-13

When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth that is all the reward they will ever get! But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

The first thing that is required of you when you want to pray is to find a quiet place, after you have ensured that you don’t have grudges against anyone. Secret place in the sense, that your prayer is an activity between you and your creator, God, Almighty.

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Curse on an Idol Worshiper




The Curse on an Idol Worshiper that Brings Offering to the House of God

Many people think that they can serve God and also serve idols at the same time.

Some even believe that though it is a sin to serve idols but they don’t know the repercussions of serving idols and also bringing offerings to God at the same time.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hate No One!



Many people are often quick to claim that they love others when the truth is that they really don’t. They show love to their colleagues and friends in the office but dislike their own family members.

Look, love is not about the word you say to the other person. Love is an expression of kindness, kind gestures to others whether friends, family or someone you have never met.

How is love expressed? Through your services, your giving, your forgiveness, sincerity and kindness.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Fasting is Private



By now many of us already know the importance of fasting. Just like praying, fasting is important not just to get our prayers answered but to refresh our minds, our bodies and soul.

Fasting is a particular period dedicated to not eating, no drinking, no wining, and no sex. All pleasures or anything that gives pleasure is done away with when we fast.

But some people fast because the church asks them to fast or because their pastor said they should fast. But it is not only when the church calls for general fasting alone that you should fast. You can be prompted in your spirit to fast too. You can fast to support some things that you are praying to God for.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Don’t Do Your Good Deeds Publicly (Matthew 6:1-2)




We already know that giving has rewards. Various religious thoughts have explained why and how giving is rewarded!

Quotes like, “It is more blessed to give than to receive”, “A giver never lacks”, “Give and it shall be given unto you” are all common to various schools of thoughts.

Therefore we cannot undermine the importance of giving.

However, Jesus makes us understand better how we can receive when we give and how we should give.


In Matthew 6:1, Jesus said we should not give like the hypocrites. The hypocrites want to be noticed in everything they do. When they give, they broadcast their giving so that the whole world can know and praise them.

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