JAN. - DEC. 2016 - JESUS MINISTRY

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JAN. - DEC. 2016

MINISTRATION
January 2016
DO NOT BE AFRAID
The Bible says in the book of Isaiah 44:2 KJV:
Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen. 

We should put our total hope in God and in him we have hope of overcoming our anxiety. 
The bible says in the book of ( 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.                                                                                                                                                                      
With Christ we can do all things. In everything you do, put God first, He will direct you and crown your efforts with success. God is the Author and the finisher of our Faith, the beginning and the end, He knows our end from the beginning. When we commit our ways to God, He will surely see us through. Christ in us is the hope of Glory. 

How do we overcome our fear? 
We overcome our fear by putting on the whole Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18  KJV).

What is the whole Armor of God: 
1. Belt of Truth 
2. Breastplate of Righteousness 
3. Shoes of Peace
4. Shield of Faith
5. Helmet of Salvation
6. The victorious Sword of the spirit: GOD'S WORD.

May the Blessings of God abide with us. (Amen).


February 2016
BUY THE TRUTH
(Proverbs 23:23 KJV)
                                                                                                                                                    
Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
                                                                                                                                                                     
In this World of ours, the Truth is very rare. People prefer lies. Infact liars get more favour because most time people tend to accept liars more than the trustworthy person.

People lies for so many reasons:
· Some lies to uphold themselves and make themselves more important in the sight of others, all in the name of pride, They tell lies to their friends to make themselves feel more important.
· Some lies to bring others down. Most times when they are envious of the other person they prefer to tell lies against the person and bring the person down, so many souls have been destroyed due to false accusations and lies.
· Some tell lies to get favour, the Bible says Favour comes from the Lord, when the Lord decide to give us favour it does not depend on our lies, God will do what he says he will do. 
 
(Psalm 5:12 KJV)  
                                                                                                                                                                        
For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
 
The TRUTH IS GOLD, but people may never believe this. There are so many nice things in this World but truth, wisdom, instruction and understanding is very very important.

God want us to acquire truth, wisdom, instruction and understanding.
(Proverb 4:7 KJV) Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Whatever we want to acquire in the world, we should always aim at wisdom, and understanding, together with TRUTH we will be able to acquire great things in life.
The lie can run for years but the truth catches up with it one day. There is victory of truth over Falsehood.

Wisdom, understanding, instruction and truth are GOLD. God as our loving Father want us to have all these virtues, in all these there is greatness. 


March 2016
THOSE WHO WAIT FOR THE LORD
(ISAIAH 40:31KJV)
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

HOW DO WE WAIT UPON THE LORD
In order to wait upon the lord, we need some requirements and these are:
1. Wisdom from God                                                                                                                          
2. Faith in God
3. Focus on God
4. Trust in God
5. Love for God
6. Hope in the Lord
7. Reading the Word of God and believing in it.

With all these requirements we get close to the Trinity and the promise of God to us are: 
1. God will renew our strength
2. We shall mount up with wings like eagles
3. We shall run and not be weary 
4. We shall walk and not faint.

WHAT are the gains of waiting on the LORD and trusting in the LORD                               
There are lots of gains in trusting and waiting upon the Lord.                                                          
(Psalm 125:1-2 KJV)
1They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

I pray that as we put our trust in God in all we do and in all we are about to do that the Lord we renew our strength. 
(Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Glory, honor and majesty to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. May the lord abide with us in all we do (Amen).


April 2016
NO ONE AND NOTHING CAN STAND IN THE WAY OF MESSIAH'S PROVIDENCE
(Zechariah 4: 1-14  KJV) 
                                                                                                                                              
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.
And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?
Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.
10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lordof the whole earth.
When Jesus says yes, nobody can say no. Sometimes we find ourselves in some difficult situations and it seems like there is no way out. The Bible says Christ in us is the hope of glory. Who can stand in the way of  Messiah's Providence?  Nobody!
 
God has proved to me in so many occasions that Nothing and No One can stand in the way of his Providence. He is our living HOPE. He is the HOPE OF GLORY.
 
(Zechariah 4:7 KJV) Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
 
When we put our total trust in God and we commit our ways to him then our lives are sure and secure. God loves us and he is ever faithful.
 
Nothing or no one can hinder God from accomplishing His purposes in our lives.
 
We should commit our plans to God. He is the beginning and the end. He knows everything about our lives and He is ever faithful.
( Proverbs 16 :3 KJV)
Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
 
No one can hold back his hand or say to him:  What have you done?
My God is a miracle God, he will never change. He will do what he says he will do.  People may Change, the earth may be remove but God will never Change.
The LORD is good all the time!
 
May the God of love be with us and continue to guide our ways (Amen).
 
JUNE 2016
WHEN THE LORD TURNED AGAIN THE CAPTIVITY OF ZION
(Psalm 126:1 KJV)
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

The people of Zion were in captivity but the Lord rescue them and release them from their captivity. Sometimes we find ourselves in some difficult situations and it seems like there is no way out.  God is a good God. In any situation we find ourselves we should always trust in God because God will never forsake his own people.                                                                                                                                                      
(Psalm 30:5 KJV) For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

God is able to restore all we have lost; more than we could ever imagined. Sometimes we may face disappointment, though it's hard to cope with disappointment, but some disappointments are actually blessings in disguise. Let us put our trust in God because He is the only one who is 100% trustworthy

(Psalm 125 :1 KJV) They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
 
WHAT TO DO WHILE YOU'RE WAITING ON GOD
1.Praying and fasting; The Bible says „ Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV) 
                                                                                                                        
2. Work hard to know the mind of God on the situation you are
3. Seeking the face of God on what He wants you to do about the Situation you are facing                            
4. Trust in the Lord with all your heart
5. Spend time in Worship
6. Praise God and thank him for what he has done in the past

(Psalm 126:6 KJV) He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.


August 2016
THOSE WHO WAIT FOR THE LORD
(ISAIAH 40:31KJV)
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

HOW DO WE WAIT UPON THE LORD
In order to wait upon the lord, we need some requirements and these are:
1. Wisdom from God                                                                                                                          
2. Faith in God
3. Focus on God
4. Trust in God
5. Love for God
6. Hope in the Lord
7. Reading the Word of God and believing in it.

With all these requirements we get close to the Trinity and the promise of God to us are: 
1. God will renew our strength
2. We shall mount up with wings like eagles
3. We shall run and not be weary 
4. We shall walk and not faint.

WHAT are the gains of waiting on the LORD and trusting in the LORD                               
There are lots of gains in trusting and waiting upon the Lord.                                                          
(Psalm 125:1-2 KJV)
1They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
2  As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

I pray that as we put our trust in God in all we do and in all we are about to do that the Lord we renew our strength. 
(Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Glory, honor and majesty to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. May the lord abide with us in all we do (Amen).

October 2016
WHEN THE LORD TURNED AGAIN THE CAPTIVITY OF ZION
(Psalm 126:1 KJV)
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

The people of Zion were in captivity but the Lord rescue them and release them from their captivity. Sometimes we find ourselves in some difficult situations and it seems like there is no way out.  God is a good God. In any situation we find ourselves we should always trust in God because God will never forsake his own people.                                                                                                                                                      
(Psalm 30:5 KJV) For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

God is able to restore all we have lost; more than we could ever imagined. Sometimes we may face disappointment, though it's hard to cope with disappointment, but some disappointments are actually blessings in disguise. Let us put our trust in God because He is the only one who is 100% trustworthy

(Psalm 125 :1 KJV) They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
 
WHAT TO DO WHILE YOU'RE WAITING ON GOD
1.Praying and fasting; The Bible says „ Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV) 
                                                                                                                        
2. Work hard to know the mind of God on the situation you are
3. Seeking the face of God on what He wants you to do about the Situation you are facing                            
4. Trust in the Lord with all your heart
5. Spend time in Worship
6. Praise God and thank him for what he has done in the past

(Psalm 126:6 KJV) He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.


November 2016
FORGIVENESS
What is Forgiveness?
Forgiveness is the act of pardoning an offender. Forgiveness is a gift and an act of kindness; it is indeed the greatest act of kindness you can give to yourself.
 
Sometimes we find it so hard to forgive people who offend us. Most times the people who offend us are those whom we trust most, someone we look up to, at times the very people whom we love the most and cherish. Forgiving can be hard, especially when someone hurts us.
 
What does the Bible teaches us about forgiveness?
One of the main purpose of christianity is forgiveness. In actual fact forgiveness ist one of the major teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 6:14-15 KJV)
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
(Ephesians 1:7 KJV)
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
 
Through the Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ we have redemption and this redemption is the forgiveness of sins.
 
Why is it so hard to forgive?                                                                                            
1. sometimes we were so wounded by people we trusted most. The wound may have been old, but the pain remains fresh.
2. sometimes people treated others unfairly in order to maximize their own power. We often find it difficult to forgive because they've wounded us to our very soul.
 
What does God does with our sins?                                                                                                                                                     
- He erases them
Isaiah 43:24-25 KJV
24 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.
25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
- He does not record them
Psalm 32:2 KJV  
                                                                                                                                                                     
Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
 
- He totally removes them
Psalm 103:12 KJV
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
 
- He nails them to the cross
Colossians 2: 13-14 KJV 
                                                                                                                                                             
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
 
Why do we have to forgive others?                                       
1. From a Gracious God we receive forgiveness; we have all sinned against God
2. Forgiving someone is a difficult thing to do, but it's a necessity for our well-being;  Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself: It improves our life by improving our physical and emotional health.                                                                                                                                
3. Forgiving someone who has hurt you could be the greatest challenge of your life. But if you choose to forgive, you glorify God and reveal His character to those around you.
 
Jesus died on the cross not because something was wrong with him, but because everything was wrong with us.
 
Forgiveness and being reconciled are not about pretending that things are other than they are. It is not patting one another on the back and turning blind eye to the wrong.                                                                          
 
Forgiveness looks sin in the eye and speaks the costly words : "I forgive you."
 
In most cases, the only way to forgive is by remembering. It is important that we do not make a simplistic connection between forgiving and forgetting. True forgiveness requires a careful look at what has actually happened to us. It is possible that we genuinely do not remember what someone has done against us, but most often it is largely a mistake to say, "Forgive and forget." Rather, the judgment of grace enables us, through the power of Holy Spirit, to remember well and deal with it.
- True forgiveness requires the offender to own sin repentantly.
- Genuine repentance goes deeper than apology or the expression of regret.
- forgiveness is given graciously and generously; if they repent, forgive them.
 
Forgiveness doesn't mean forgetting to remember, but remembering to forget.
 
O Lord our GOD, grant us the Grace to genuinely forgive those who ask us for forgiveness.


December 2016
GIVING THANKS IN EVERYTHING
(Psalm 34:1 KJV)
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
 
The Lord is great and worthy of our praise at all time. In all things we should give Him thanks. He is our redeemer. He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God; No matter what we are going through he stands secure for us. He knows just what we do.
 
Let us celebrate God at all times. Let us sing psalms of praise to him for THE PRECIOUS GIFT: JESUS CHRIST.
(John 3:16 KJV)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 
God I thank you because before you formed me in my mother's womb you knew me .
(Jeremiah 1:5 KJV)
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
 
(Psalm 139:13-14 KJV)
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
 
(Psalm 150:6 KJV)  Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
 
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