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The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Dearly Beloved,

Love Greetings of Goodwill and Bliss be unto you in the Matchless Name of our Lord Jesus Christ by whom we have received the mandate to “Preach the Full Message of this New Life” to the peoples of this world.
Welcome to the Month of April: Our Month of the Blessed Life. God ordained the Christian Life to be a foretaste of heaven on earth. Jesus Christ Himself said we should pray, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Think about. God wants you and I to start enjoying the heavenly quality of Life from here. See Matthew 6:10
John the Beloved Apostle of Love and Life said, “As He is so are we in this world.” This lets you know that Christianity is call to a better and higher quality of life: Life as God has it. Oh the Love of God so amazing and overwhelming. Why would He want mere mortals to enjoy His quality of Life. Thank you Sir! Thank you so much my Father. See 1 John 4:16-18.
In Paul’s account in the Message Translation, in 2 Corinthians 5:5, Paul said, “The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less.” You were meant to enjoy a life of heaven on earth. You were never meant to suffer sickness and affliction. Really? Some may ask? Yes. See Isaiah 53:4-5 YLT; Acts 10:38; John 10:10; 1 John 3:8; Exodus 23:25.
Do you know that under the Old Covenant whenever the children of Israel needed anything that was not available on earth, they could get it from heaven. Manna was angels’s food. Think about it. There was no food for them in the wilderness so God opened the windows of heaven and poured out Manna. God was willing to give His best to people under the Old Covenant how much more we under a Better Covenant. See Hebrews 7:22; 8:6; 11:39-40.
We have a Better Testament in Christ based upon better promises. That means God has opened unto us His riches in glory. Our days of shortage and lack are behind us. Do you not know that you are “Blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” This means all the resources, graces and riches of heaven are available to you. Think about it. See Ephesians 1:3; Galatians 1:3-4: Philippians 4:19; Colossians 1:27-29; Ephesians 3:20; Colossians 3:1-3.
Now you see why Paul tells us to set our minds and our affection on things above. We are not limited to the natural sphere like natural men. We are born from above. Our citizenship is in heaven. So as heavenly citizens. We can expect the resources of heaven to flow unabated in our lives. Please kindly read the Scripture below:
John 1:16 AMPC
For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.
God is not withholding anything from you. He makes all that He is and all that He has available to you through Christ. That’s why the Apostle wrote, “Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come—all are yours. And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.” See 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; John 17:22-23; 17:26; John 1:16; Colossians 1:19; 2:9-10 AMPC; Ephesians 3:19-20 AMPC.
All things are yours. All the promises of God are yes and in Him Amen. In Christ, we have a Father that is committed to our wellbeing. A Father who wants to give us our daily bread. A Father who passionately wants us to prosper, be in health even as our soul prospers. He wants to give good things to those that ask Him. A Father who freely gives us all things. See Matthew 7:7-11; 3 John 2; Matthew 6:11; Romans 8:32 NIV; James 1:5 AMPC. What a Dad! Abba! Papa! You are too good.
An in-depth study of the Word of God reveals a God far better than we think, more loving than we know, more caring than we can imagine and more concerned about us than we know. Do you know that God thinks about you? Yes I mean you. He constantly thinks about how to do you good. You are His child. His very own child. Your Father cares. Let Him help you. Be free to talk to Him as you would talk to your closest friend. He is waiting. It’s your move.
To be continued….
In His Majesty’s Service,
DWF

 

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Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten

Dearly Beloved,

Love Greetings in the Matchless Name of our Lord Jesus Christ by whom we have received the mandate to “Preach the Full Message of this New Life” to the peoples of this world.
Today is another day to look deeply into the Word of God to answer probing questions in the hearts of His people. As a student of the Word and a practical thinker, there are things I have observed that I think we should discuss. Things delayed dreams and expectations.
Habakkuk 2:2-3 NKJV
Then the LORD answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
Many times when God speaks to us or puts a vision in our hearts, we think it will happen immediately or overnight but it doesn’t happen as quickly as we expect. When this seeming delay happens, many become discouraged not knowing that God takes time to prepare us for what He has prepared for us.
Hebrews 6:11-12 NKJV
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Psalms 105:17-21 NKJV
He sent a man before them—
Joseph—who was sold as a slave.
They hurt his feet with fetters,
He was laid in irons.
Until the time that his word came to pass,
The word of the LORD tested him.
The king sent and released him,
The ruler of the people let him go free.
He made him lord of his house,
And ruler of all his possessions.
The fulfillment of any worthwhile vision takes time. A true vision will test your patience. It takes faith and patience to achieve your God given vision. The proof of maturity is patience: The willingness to wait. While patience is the proof of trust. See Romans 4:17-21; Habakkuk 2:1-4; Hebrews 6:13-18.
All anxiety is rooted in fear and unbelief. Anxiety, worry and stress are all rooted in a lack of trust in God’s faithfulness. Patience is resting in God’s faithfulness. Faith is trust and confidence in God. Faith is trusting God to do what He promised. See Hebrews 11:24-27; James 5:10-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; Hebrews 11:11; Numbers 23:19-20.
If it seems that what you are believing for is taking a long time, be patient. God will not fail you. He will not deny Himself. He will bring His Word to pass in due season. He will make His Word good. God is not slack concerning His promises. See 2 Peter 3:9; Hebrews 10:36; Galatians 6:6-10.
There’s a due season for everything that God has promised us or ordained for us. You just keep investing in your personal growth and keep developing yourself in the Word until the promise manifests. God will not fail you. Selah
To be continued….
In His Majesty’s Service,
DWF
Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations
Changing From Glory to Glory

Changing From Glory to Glory

Dearly Beloved,

Greetings of Goodwill, Bliss and Peace be unto you in the Matchless Name of our Lord Jesus Christ by whom we have received the mandate to embrace, embody and exemplify the Vision, the Virtues and the Values seen in the life of Jesus and the Apostles.
This is a New Season of unprecedented revelations and encounters with God the Father through the Written Word and the Holy Spirit. Whenever God decides to change your season he will change your thinking.
The mind is the warehouse of our thoughts and the factory of all that we say or do. The Bible says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Your life right now is the physical manifestation of your thought life. See Proverbs 23:7; Titus 1:15-16; 1 Corinthians 13:11; 1 Corinthians 14:20 NIV
There are many of us who desire change in our lives and we think we change by sheer effort or determination but many have come to realize the inconsistencies in their lives and the inability to maintain the disciplines they need to habitually express.
However, in the Bible, God shows the way out. We change permanently when our thinking changes. The renewing of your mind is the key to the transformation of your character and your behavior.
Your thoughts are the software of your actions. If we will habitually and consistently give time to reading the Word, meditating on the truths contained in therein and practicing its principles our lives will change and move forward. See Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:17-18; 4:20-25; Jeremiah 6:19
This is exactly what God taught Joshua in Joshua 1:8. He was to think upon the Word (Meditate), speak the Word (Confession) and do what the Word says (Corresponding Actions). That’s the guaranteed way to enjoy unending progress. See Psalm 1:1-3; 119:97-100; Matthew 7:24-27.
Paul advised Timothy accordingly. He told him to meditate upon the inspired words he had received and give himself completely to the Word and his profiting or progress will appear to all. Permanent progress is impossible without a consistent mental upgrade. See 1 Timothy 4:14-15; 1:18; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Ephesians 1:17-18.
You have to make up your mind to gather books that relate to the areas you want to see change and dig into the Scriptures intentionally to discover and identify truths to live by. Meditate and contemplate those truths in your mind, speak them consistently and do them and you will make unstoppable progress. Selah
In His Majesty’s Service,
DWF
P. S.
Suggested Reading:
  1. The Turnaround Power of the Word by David Oyedepo
  2. Effortless Change by Andrew Wommack
  3. Think Possibilities by David Wale Feso
  4. Influence of the Mind by David Wale Feso
Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations

The Blessed Life

Dearly Beloved,

Grace Greetings in the Matchless Name of our Lord Jesus Christ by whom we have received the mandate to educate, equip and empower believers everywhere with the Biblical truths, relevant teachings and the practical tools that will enable them become what they were born to be, do or have.
God is set to do something new in the earth that will outsmart the enemy in all his antics. One thing that I have learned about the devil is that he never thinks things through. Let me explain what I mean by using the story of Joseph to clarify that statement.
When the brothers of Joseph heard his testimony about his dreams. They hated him and plotted to kill him to put an end to his dreams. However, they later chose to sell him into slavery to take him further away from them so that they may never bow down to him. But they never knew that by selling him as a slave they had thrusted him towards the fulfillment of his destiny.
Secondly, when Potiphar’s wife lied on him and he was cast into prison, It seemed like that was the end but it wasn’t. It was only a repositioning. A blessed man cannot be disadvantaged. It was in prison that his gift made an indelible impact on the cupbearer of Pharaoh.
But the man forgot him for two full years. It seemed like a disadvantage but it kept him waiting for the right time. When Pharaoh’s dream could not be interpreted, the cupbearer remembered Joseph. Then Joseph came out of Prison to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams and his own dreams were fulfilled.
Let’s look at his life again. What if he was never sold as a slave? What if he was never put in prison? What if there was no global famine? He would never have fulfilled his destiny. All the negative experiences in Joseph’s life were simply moving him closer to the dream.
What about you? Life may have been difficult for you lately. You may have lost your job. You may have been betrayed by friends and family. There seems to be no one to help you and the news is filled with negative reports about deaths and famine. Think for a moment. Has Joseph come to his season? Which Joseph? you may ask. You are that Joseph. Everything that seemed negative in your life is simply a positioning to move you towards the fulfillment of your God given dreams. When men say there is a casting down, you will say, “There’s a lifting up.” Hello “Joseph” the crown awaits you. Selah
In His Majesty’s Service,
DWF
P. S.
Scripture Reading:
Genesis 37, 39-50.
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