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March Letter III

8:15pm

02:03:2021

Dearly Beloved,
Greetings of Grace and Peace in the Matchless Name of our Lord Jesus Christ by whom we have gained access to the Wisdom and ways of God through the Spirit.

I am writing this letter today as I watch a Man of God teach about the Power of God being active and relevant in our world today. As he preaches about the workings of the Holy Spirit and testifies about outstanding miracles I am shouting wow!

We serve a God who doesn’t age with time. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He does not change. God’s Power is good for today. God’s Power is available to us today. He can do whatever He has done again and do it even in a greater way.

Luke 18:8 NKJV
I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

All God requires from us is to believe His Word, act upon it confidently and expect Him to make His Word good. God cannot deny Himself He must fulfill His Word. He responds to Faith just as metals are drawn to magnets. The atmosphere of Faith is the breeding ground for miracles.

Mark 6:5-6 NKJV
Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.

Unbelief limits the flow of God’s Power. Faith activates the flow of God’s Power. Whenever you find Faith, you will see God at work. God wants to do miracles more than we desire them. He wants to do mighty miracles that exceed any miracle or sign we have ever read, heard or seen.

Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Don’t settle for less than what God has planned or scheduled for your life and destiny. God has a bigger plan for you than you could ever wish for. He desires your life to be blessed and improved by His grace. He wants you to have life more abundantly.

Isaiah 43:19 NKJV
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.

God is not limited to the past. He loves to do new things. He loves to do great things. Will you let Him? Will you believe for more? Will you expect more? God is set to do the unusual, the uncommon and the unprecedented for you and I. If you choose to believe, you will experience supernatural breakthroughs and an unusual dimension of graces and favors manifested in your lives.

This is a time to dream bigger dreams. This is a time to believe for greater things. God wants you to believe for more. He gets glory every time His Power takes us or thrusts us beyond human limitations and the everyday challenges of this world. You will exceed all your goals and targets for this year in the Name of Jesus! Say Amen!!!

In His Majesty’s Service,

DWF

Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations 

Faith in God’s Word

Grace 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 a good day because this is the day that the Lord has made and you will rejoice and be glad in it. God will bring the right people and the right things into your life in this season. Say Amen! All we need to do is align our hearts, minds and mouths with God’s Word. When we align with the Word we enjoy supernatural assistance.

We are in VERY VERY GOOD times. I say that with emphasis because the Spirit of God is revealing to us that in the midst of the suffering and affliction in the world, God’s children will be enjoying divine increase and blessings. See Isaiah 1:19-20

Don’t miss out on the glorious things that God the Father has scheduled for you in 2021. Whenever you hear from God this season act upon it immediately because we are in season of accelerated manifestation. We are in God’s season now, so every revelation demands instant application and every instruction deserves prompt obedience. See 2 Corinthians 6:2; Psalm 118:24; Luke 4:21.

You can experience what would normally take ten years in one year. You can receive what happens in one year in a Month. What takes a month can happen in a week. What happens in a week can happen in a day. Everything is speeding up. Prompt obedience attracts quick manifestation. As you hear, act. As you hear, move. Don’t rationalize Divine instructions. Do whatever He tells you to do. Don’t procrastinate. Do it now. See Amos 9:13 MSG; Joel 2:23-27; Deuteronomy 29:29; 6:1-11; 11:18-21

You are in your season of consolation. Do what you have been told to do. Begin to act upon revelations, truths and teachings you have received through the years. These are days of consolation. It is up to you. Don’t miss your season. These are the days that you prayed about, fasted about and prophesied about. Don’t miss your season of manifestation. Act Now! He that has ears to hear let him hear. Selah

In His Majesty’s Service,

DWF

P. S.
John 2:5; Job 36:11-12; Luke 19:41-44; Isaiah 54:1-3; Numbers 14:24
Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations

Unity

Dearly Beloved,
Love Greetings 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 in our day.
It gives me great joy to welcome you into this new month. September is our Month of Unity. God is calling the Body of Christ to greater unity as couples, families and churches. We are in a time of unprecedented changes and challenges. This calls for the Body of Christ to regroup to be refreshed, reenergized and repositioned in this new season.
The enemy has successfully divided and destroyed marriages, families and churches throughout the world by strife, division and other divisive strategies. The devil believes in divide and rule. A house divided itself cannot stand. A kingdom divided itself cannot stand. A divided nation is a stagnated nation. Strife and division are the power twins of distraction, delay and destruction. He is using these tools and strategies to divide and destroy nations all over the world.
Satan promotes and encourages strife and division because it minimizes our effectiveness, hinders prayer and forestall the advancement of the kingdom of God. To deter the advancement of evil and the proliferation of the agenda of the enemy in our world, we need to practice and promote unconditional love, forgiveness, kindness and unity in our homes, families and churches.
Jesus Christ our Lord commanded us, “To love one another as He loved us.” He also affirmed that, “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples.” Love between Christian couples, families and Churches is a witness to the peoples of this world. Our love life makes Christ attractive to the unsaved peoples in our sphere.
I encourage you to embrace the commandment of love, embody it in practice and exemplify its precepts to everyone within your sphere of contact. Unity will increase your productivity, amplify the speed of your progress and raise the quality of your life. No more strife. Receive grace to do what Christ commands in Jesus’ Name, Amen. Much love from my house to yours. Shalom
In His Majesty’s Service,
David Wale Feso
P. S.
Scripture Reading:
John 13:34-35; Malachi 4:6; James 3:16 KJV; 4:1-7 KJV; Matthew 18:18-20; Philippians 1:27-28
Scripture for Meditation:
Malachi 4:6 KJV
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
and the heart of the children to their fathers,
lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Word For the Day:
“An environment of unity is the breeding ground for God’s blessings.”
~ DWF
Shalom
Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations

PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT:
The Key to Vision Fulfillment
Text: Galatians 4:1-2 KJV; Philippians 3:12-14; Hebrews 5:12-14.
You cannot fulfill your destiny and purpose without a commitment to personal growth and development. See Luke 1:80. As you grow up spiritually, mentally and emotionally, the more God can put in your hand. God entrusts big things to mature people. See 1 Timothy 3:6; Hebrews 5:12-14.
Personal Growth and Development is the lifelong process of development of one’s spiritual, emotional, mental and physical potentialities, abilities and gifting for the purpose of reaching one’s full potential and the fulfillment his or her God given goals and aspirations.
Personal Growth and Development is the foundation of continuous success. It is the foundation of your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical wellbeing and happiness.
Growth is simply increase. To grow in grace is to increase in grace. Growth in knowledge is increase in knowledge. See 2 Peter 1:2-4; 3:18; Luke 2:40; 2:52.
Development is the process of becoming better. It is simply the process of becoming better, doing better, reaching further and achieving your goals quicker and faster.
Personal growth and development is the key to increased effectiveness. Hebrews 5:13
Personal growth and development is the key to gaining influence and authority. Galatians 4:1-2; Hebrews 5:12-14
Growth doesn’t only come from the accumulation of knowledge but also from the spiritual exercises. 1 Peter 2:2; Hebrews 5:12-14; 1 Timothy 4:6-8; Acts 24:14-16.
PRINCIPLES OF GROWTH
  1. Growth begins with a Dream. Growth requires a Vision. You must have a clear picture of what you want to be, do or have. Luke 6:39-40; Ephesians 4:11-13; Philippians 3:4-13; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Matthew 4:19; Philippians 3:10-11;
  2. Growth begins with Desire. Growth is intentional. You cannot be forced to grow. You have to desire it. You have to want it. See 1 Peter 2:2
  3. Growth requires Self discipline or consistency. Without consistency there can be no growth. See Hebrews 5:13-14; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
  4. Growth requires a Design or a plan. Growth requires a regimen. 1 Timothy 4:14-15; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3. You have to plan your growth.
  5. Growth requires determination. You have to persevere to grow. You have to make up your mind to follow through with the process. See Acts 24:14-16; 1 Timothy 4:7-8
  6. Growth requires right relationships or empowering associations. The company you keep will either encourage or delay your growth process. See Proverbs 13:20; 27:17; 2 Timothy 2:16; 1 Corinthians 15:33 (ESV, NLT)
  7. Growth requires Goals and targets. Growth is in stages and in phases. You have to set goals for your growth. See 1 John 2:12-14; Ephesians 4:13-15
  8. Growth requires a commitment to a process. Growth is a process so you have to be patient with the process. 2 Corinthians 3:18; Psalm 1:2; Joshua 1:8
  9. Growth requires the assistance or the involvement of a Coach. Growth may require the involvement of a coach or teach. 2 Chronicles 24:2 NKJV, MSG; 2 Chronicles 26:5 MSG; Philippians 4:9; 2 Timothy 3:14; 1 Corinthians 4:14-17
  10. Growth requires a sincere self assessment. To grow you have to be sincere with yourself. You cannot be in self denial or be unteachable. See Matthew 11:28-30; 1 Corinthians 13:11; 1 Corinthians 3:1-3
  11. Growth is intentional. See 2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Peter 2:2
  12. Growth requires accountability. See Hebrews 3:12-13; 10:24-25
Benefits of Personal Growth and Development:
  1. Greater sense of Fulfillment: Growth brings a sense of fulfillment. See Galatians 4:19; Ephesians 4:11-15; Romans 8:29
  2. Greater Effectiveness: As we grow in Christ we become more effective in the execution of our assignments. See Hebrews 5:12-14; 1 Timothy 3:6
  3. Greater Authority: As you grow and advance spiritually, mentally, emotionally etc, you will be entrusted with more authority. See Ecclesiastes 10:16-17; Galatians 4:1-2; 1 Timothy 3:6; Hebrews 5:12
  4. Better Health: Health is part of our inheritance. The more grow in Christ, the more we should be able to take advantage of our inheritance. See Acts 20:32; Galatians 4:1-3; 3 John 2
  5. Better Character: One sure sign of true growth is character. Immaturity is synonymous with immorality and bad behavior. See Proverbs 20:11; 1 Corinthians 13:11; 14:20; 1 Peter 2:1-2
  6. Greater Quality of life: As you grow your life improves. See 1 Corinthians 14:4a (AMPC); 1 John 2:13-14; 3 John 2;
  7. Greater Income: See 3 John 2; Acts 20:32
  8. Greater Success: Success is becoming all that you were born to be, do and have. Success is the progressive realization of goals and targets that are in line with your God given destiny. See Luke 1:80; 3 John 2; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2-3;
  9. Faster rate of progress: As you grow, your knowledge increases which leads to a faster rate of progress in our lives. As we grow we will experience breakthrough. Ecclesiastes 10:15; Isaiah 10:27 NIV
  10. Greater Reliability. As we grow we become more reliable. We become rock steady, consistent and faithful. See Ephesians 4:14; 1 Peter 2:1-2; 2 Timothy 2:2; Galatians 5:22-23; Romans 16:18
  11. Greater level of maturity: Hebrews 5:12-14; 1 Corinthians 14:20; Psalm 131:2; Ephesians 4:11-13
  12. More knowledge. See 2 Peter 3:18; 1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 1:2-4
  13. Increased Wisdom: See Proverbs 4:7-9; Proverbs 24:3-5; Ephesians 1:17; Colossians 1:9.
  14. Better skill. See Hebrews 5:14; 1 Timothy 4:7-8
  15. Greater Productivity and Fruitfulness: See John 15:1-7; Ecclesiastes 10:15

Exploring The History and Purpose of the Bible

Exploring The History and Purpose of the Bible
The Bible is the written revelation of God’s perfect will. It is an inspired book written by about forty authors (some say between thirty five to forty authors) over the space of one thousand five hundred years. Men from different backgrounds wrote under the inspiration and the influence of the Holy Spirit. See 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:16-21. The Bible has a common theme because it has one main author who expressed Himself through several writers. That main author is the Holy Spirit.
The word Bible is from the word “Biblos” which means “The book.” Originally it was called “Biblia” means “The Books.” It is a collection of sixty six books apportioned into two sections. One is called “The Old Testament” or “Old Covenant” consisting of thirty nine books and the second part is called “The New Testament” or “New Covenant” comprising of twenty seven books.
The Old Testament is called the Tanakh comprises of three sectors namely: The Law (The Torah) consisting of the first five Books written by Moses, The Prophets (Nevi’im) comprising of all the prophetic writings (Major Prophets and Minor Prophets) and the Writings (Ketuvm) consisting of the poetic and the historical books of the Old Testament. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew.
The New Testament is called ha Kaine Diatheke consisting of four canonical gospels, the Acts of Apostles, thirteen epistles written by the Apostle Paul, eight general epistles and the book of Revelation. The New Testament was written in Greek.
The Bible has outlasted those who were bent on eradicating it. It has transformed nations, built civilizations, preserved the dignity of human life, healed diseases and cured sicknesses, saved marriages, changed lives and defined generations. See Psalm 107:17-20; John 17:17-19; Hebrews 4:12-13; James 1:21-25;
The Bible is the RULE BOOK for all matters of faith and practice. Therefore, all visions, revelations and prophecies MUST be TESTED with God’s Word because the Holy Spirit never violates the truth of God’s Word. He confirms the Word.
The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of Truth which means He never violates the Word but affirms it. The Bible says, “It is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.” (1 John 5:6c) The Bible also says that the Word is truth. (John 17:17b).
Therefore, if it is not consistent with God’s Word it is not truth because the Scripture is the standard of truth. See Daniel 10:21; Deuteronomy 32:4 NKJV; Psalm 31:5; Isaiah 65:16
The Holy Spirit will only guide you into all truth. This shows that the Holy Spirit will never lead us away from the Word of God. See John 16:13. All Scripture was given by the inspiration of God. 2 Timothy 3:16. Holy men of old spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. See 2 Peter 1:20-21.
The Bible is the voice of the Spirit in print form. Remember what Peter the Apostle said in Acts 1:16, “And said, “Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.”
The writings of Scripture are the thoughts and Words of the Spirit captured in print form. The next time you study the Word of God approach it differently. E. W. Kenyon put it this way, he said, “The Bible is God speaking to us.”
The Bible is a Living Book. It is alive and active. It is full of power to change, transform or alter the situation or condition of any life when believed and acted upon.
The Bible is the written documentation of God’s redemptive plan for humanity. It shows us the road to redemption. We can call it the written revelation of God’s redemptive plan. It is the documentation of the story of our redemption.
The Bible is also our written guide. It teaches us God’s ways. It shows us how God thinks because it is God’s thoughts captured on paper. Read it, Study it, MedItate it, Confess or Declare it, Live it. Let it guide your life and actions.
Let the Bible govern your speech. Make it final authority for all matters of faith and practice and you will open the door to a world of limitless possibilities and endless adventures of faith and exploits. See Hebrews 10:5-9; 2 Timothy 2:15; Psalm 40:9-10; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 1 Samuel 10:25; Deuteronomy 17:14-20
In His Majesty’s Service,
DWF

The Believer’s Identity: Who I am

The Believer’s Identity: Who I am

What is Identity?
Your identity is the distinguishing character or personality of an individual.
Your identity defines you. It defines who you are and why you act the way you do.
Your identity determines your sense of security and confers on you an audacity, a boldness and great authority.
See Psalm 82:5-7; John 1:19-23; Matthew 16:13-19
  1. I am saved. See Romans 10:9-10; Mark 16:15-16
  2. I am born of God. See John 1:12-13; 1 John 5:1,4
  3. I am a child of God. See 1 John 3:1-2; John 1:12 NIV
  4. I am a son (I am a daughter). See 1 John 3:1-2; Galatians 3:26; 2 Corinthians 6:18
  5. I am righteous. See Romans 4:1-25; 10:9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 4:24
  6. I am a new creature. I am a new creation. See Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26-27; 2 Corinthians 5:14-18; Ephesians 4:24
  7. I am forgiven. See Luke 24:46-47; Colossians 2:13; Hebrews 8:12; 10:17
  8. I am Holy. See Ephesians 4:24; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 6:11
  9. I am blessed. See Galatians 3:13-14; Acts 3:25-26; Ephesians 1:3
  10. I am rich. See John 10:10 NLT; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 1 Timothy 6:17
  11. I am favored. See Psalm 5:12; Romans 5:2; Ephesians 1:6
  12. I am victorious. See Romans 8:37; 1 John 4:4; 5:4
  13. I am healed. See Isaiah 53:5: 1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 33:24
  14. I am delivered. See Colossians 1:13; Isaiah 49:24-26
  15. I am seated in the heavenly places. See Ephesians 2:6; Revelation 3:21
  16. I am far above principalities and powers. See Ephesians1:20-23; Ephesians 2:6
  17. I am bold. See Proverbs 28:1; Psalm 138:3; 2 Timothy 1:7
  18. I am the temple of the Holy Spirit. See 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19-20; Ephesians 2:21-22
  19. I am the dwelling place of God. I am the house of God. See Hebrews 3:6; 2 Corinthians 6:16; 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Corinthians 3:9
  20. I am in union with deity. I am one with God. I am one with Christ. See 1 Corinthians 6:15-17; Ephesians 5:30; Ephesians 1:22-23
  21. I am God’s mouthpiece. See 1 Peter 4:10-11; Acts 2:16-18;

Partnering for Vision Fulfillment

Partnering for Vision Fulfillment:
We have three Primary Purposes for this series:
  1. The purpose of this message is to help you understand your role in God’s redemptive plan
  2. To inspire you to get actively involved in God’s redemptive plan
  3. To accelerate the fulfillment of the Great Commission
Text: Proverbs 29:18; Amos 3:3,7; Acts 16:9-10; 1 Chronicles 12:18,22-23; Ephesians 2:10 MSG
God does nothing on earth without the frontline active involvement of men. God has delegated authority on earth to men. See Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 115:16. So if God is going to do anything on earth He has to work with and through men. See 1 Corinthians 3:9; 2 Corinthians 5:20; 6:1.
It was John Wesley who said, “It seems as though God will do nothing until men pray.” The fulfillment of God’s dream requires both Divine and human collaboration. See Mark 16:20; Acts 14:3; 15:4; Hebrews 2:3-4.
In Acts 10, we see a partnership between God, angels and Peter. God’s work demands that we hear and do whatever God tells us to do because we all have a role to play to see God’s plan fulfilled. See Acts 8:26-40; 9:1-19; 10:1-48.
God moves through people. God heals through people. See Acts 4:29-33; 5:12-16; 19:11. God speaks through people. God works through people. Nothing will get done until we do something. See Romans 12:6-8; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Colossians 1:29; Philippians 2:13. God is counting on you. We are the Body of Christ. He expresses Himself on earth through us. See Acts 15:12 NKJV; Acts 21:19; Galatians 2:8
What is a Vision:
A Vision is a revelation of God’s redemptive plan of God’s redemptive plan and your role in it. See Proverbs 29:18; Amos 3:3,7 Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 16:9-10
A Vision is a God given dream or assignment that requires collective participation for its fulfillment. See Nehemiah 2:17-18;
A Vision is a Divine Revelation of God’s Plan to save humanity through the redemptive work of Christ and the opportunity to participate in its fulfillment. See 1 Timothy 4:10; Romans 10:1-18
Who is a Partner:
See Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NLT; Matthew 18:19; Philippians 1:27; Philemon 1:17; 2 John 1:11; 3 John 1:8 NLT
  1. A Co-laborer
  2. A Sharer or partaker
  3. A Contributor
  4. A Participant or participator
  5. An associate
Partnership is mutual cooperation between two or more persons for the purpose of kingdom goals and targets.
A Partnership is an alliance. It is an intentional collaboration between people for the purpose of fulfilling a clearly defined vision that is mutually beneficial to all involved.
It takes partnership to fulfill any God given Vision. In fact, the largest corporations in the earth are partnerships that blossomed into empires. The world understands the power of partnerships and intelligent networking for the purpose of maximum impact. We have to learn it as the Body of Christ. Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM). It takes teamwork to make the dream work. The more we are, the more we can do.
See Numbers 10:29-32; Philippians 1:3-7
How to Partner:
  1. Prayer. See Isaiah 45:11. The first call of the believer is to prayer. Through prayer we Partner with God to facilitate the advancement of His plans and purposes. See Matthew 6:9-10; 9:35-38; Acts 12:5-11; Romans 15:30-32; Philippians 1:19; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2. There are wicked forces in the earth and we have to contend against them to minimize the effect and impact of their work in the earth amongst the sons of men. See Ephesians 6:12; Luke 12:21-23;
A. Pray for the Man of God See 2 Thessalonians 3:2; Romans 15:31; Acts 12:5-11
B. Pray for the brethren. See Ephesians 1:17-19; Colossians 1:9-11; Philippians 1:9-11; Colossians 4:12
C. Pray for the advancement of the work. See Matthew 9:38-38; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; Romans 15:30-31;
D. Pray for the unsaved. See Ezekiel 18:23; John 3:17; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; Acts 16:14
  1. Participation. This is refers to your physical involvement in the advancement of God’s work. This refers to:
A. Attendance or your physical presence in our meetings. See Luke 8:1; Acts 1:12-14; 1:15-26; 2 Timothy 2:2;
B. Physical efforts. See Romans 16:1-12; 2 Corinthians 8:23; Philippians 1:27; 2:22
C. Time: Acts 14:28; Hebrews 5:12
  1. Provision. By provision we refer to financial partnership. Financial involvement is the proof of heartfelt commitment. See 1 Kings 17:8-15; 2 Kings 4:8-17; Matthew 6:21; 6:33; Luke 8:1-3; Acts 16:14-15; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9; 11:7-9; Philippians 1:5-7 NLT; 4:10-19; Ezra 1:1-6 NLT; 3 John 5-8 NLT

PROSPERITY WITH A PURPOSE

PROSPERITY WITH A PURPOSE:
The Primary Purposes of Prosperity.
Ecclesiastes 7:11-12; 9:13-18; 10:19
We live in a world that is run based on money whether cash or digital, or as commodities even in the form of fixed, durable assets. We have to know how to function with kingdom principles to prosper in a fallen and perverse world.
Money is the medium of exchange in the natural world. All transactions are money based. You cannot get anything done without money. Therefore, we must let God show us how to make money His way without compromise or corruption.
The Goal of this teaching series is as follows:
  1. To teach you the purpose of prosperity in the kingdom of God
  2. To teach you the power of prosperity
  3. To stir within you the desire to prosper
  4. To teach you how to prosper
  5. To see that many are raised to finance the work of the kingdom
  6. To bring you into your wealthy place
  7. To help you have more than enough reasons for the fulfillment of your God given vision and dreams
Genesis 12:1-3; Deuteronomy 8:18; Psalm 35:27; Proverbs 10:22; 3 John 2
Everything that God does, He does according to a plan in order to fulfill a purpose. See John 10:10; 18:37; Luke 4:18; 1 John 3:8
What are the Purposes of Prosperity? Why does God want you to Prosper? It has been said that, “When purpose is NOT known abuse is inevitable.” The man who knows how will always have a job but the man who knows why will always be his boss. To get ahead in life you must understand the purposes of God.
  1. For the glory of God. God blesses us for His own glory. God blesses us for the credit of His good Name. God blesses you for His good pleasure. See Psalm 35:27; 1 Chronicles 16:29; Psalm 67:1-7; 96:8; 102:13-18; Exodus 16:1-16; Deuteronomy 8:18; Isaiah 60:1-7; 62:1-7; Malachi 2:1-3; Jeremiah 13:11; Matthew 5:16; 2 Corinthians 9:10-13; Hebrews 13:16
  2. To demonstrate His goodness: Your prosperity and your welfare is a testimony of God’s grace, His love and His goodness. See Psalm 35:27; Jeremiah 33:9; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:8. God blesses us in honor of Christ’s finished works and as a demonstration of His love towards us. See Romans 8:32; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; Galatians 3:6-9; 3:26-29; Romans 4:13
  3. To establish His Covenant. Prosperity is our right by covenant and by virtue of the redemption. Remember that the redemption was carried out based on a covenant. See Deuteronomy 8:18; Genesis 12:3. Without prosperity, the families of the earth will not be blessed. God prospers us to fulfill His Word. See Genesis 26:1-5; Deuteronomy 7:7-9,12-15; Galatians 3:26-29; Acts 3:25-26; Romans 4:13; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Galatians 3:13-14; Proverbs 10:22; Genesis 24:1,35; Ephesians 1:3. Being born again is an upliftment. It is a divine lifting from the earthly places under the control, influence and intimidation of darkness into the heavenly places of God’s kingdom. See 1 Samuel 2:8; Psalm 113:7-8; Ephesians 1:17-23; 2:4-8; Isaiah 43:7; 60:1-7
  4. To demonstration His dominion through us. Money is power in the natural realm. See Genesis 1:26-28; Proverbs 22:7; 18:23; Ecclesiastes 10:19. The person with the most money dominates and controls the affairs of men. Money gives you influence with men. See Proverbs 14:20; 19:4,7; Money is a defense. See Proverbs 10:15; Ecclesiastes 7:12. Money gives us purchasing power to buy radio and TV stations for the promotion of the Gospel.
  5. To reward our obedience and our service in the kingdom of God. Prosperity is a reward. It is also a kingdom motivator. See Genesis 12:1-3; 26:1-5,12-14: Deuteronomy 28:1-13; Ezra 7:1-10; Job 36:11; Isaiah 1:19. In the New Testament, Jesus Christ also presented prosperity as a reward. See Matthew 19:27-29; Mark 10:29-30; Luke 5:1-7. John the Apostle also postulated that prosperity is a reward. See 3 John 2. James the Apostle corroborated the same in James 1:25.
  6. To amplify the voice of the Gospel and to find its spread. It takes money to spread the Gospel. Money is a tool. Money is a facilitator. See Luke 8:1-3; Matthew 24:14; Mark 13:10; Philippians 1:4-7; Acts 16:12-15; Philippians 4:15-19; Ecclesiastes 9:13-16. Money amplifies your voice. It takes money to buy airtime, print tracts and books and fund missionary projects. See 2 Corinthians 11:7-9
  7. To fund the needs or causes of His Kingdom. Luke 8:1-3; 12:16-21; 2 Corinthians 9:8. The primary reason why God blesses or prospers us is for the purpose of funding the needs of the kingdom of God. See Ezra 2:68-69; 7:11-24: Nehemiah 7:70-73; Nehemiah 11:22-24, 12:44-47; 14:4-14; Haggai 1:1-11; Matthew 6:33. Ignoring the needs of God’s house can surely lead to poverty or financial hardship. Deuteronomy 8:18. God gives you the power to get wealth to establish His covenant in the earth. See Psalm 67:1-2; Luke 8:1-3
  8. To meet your own needs. God wants your needs to met. He is concerned about you; He is mindful of you. He seeks your wellbeing. See Psalm 8:4; 115:12-15;; Romans 8:31-32 NLT; Philippians 4:19; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Matthew 6:11.
  9. To meet the needs of your family members. God blesses you so you should be able to provide for your own household. See Genesis 30:25-30; 2 Samuel 6:10-12; Genesis 39:5; Genesis 12:2; 1 Kings 17:8-16; 2 Kings 4:1-7; 1 Timothy 5:8
  10. To take care of our parents. God expects you to honor your parents by taking care of them. As you do this, God prospers you more and more. Matthew 15:1-9; Ephesians 6:1-3; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16
  11. To meet the needs of the poor. God blesses you so that you can be a blessing to others. It takes money to help the poor. It has been said that the only way that you can help the poor is by not becoming one of them. You cannot help others if you are not blessed. See 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; Acts 2:44-45; 4:34-37; 11:27-30; Genesis 12:2; Hebrews 13:16; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Leviticus 19:9-10; 23:22; Psalm 112:3,9; 2 Corinthians 8:1-8; 9:6-10; Proverbs 3:27-28; 19:17; 28:8; Deuteronomy 15:7-11. Our generosity is a demonstration of our love for others. See 1 John 3:16-18; Proverbs 11:24-25
  12. For you to lay up wealth for your children’s children. God expects you to save up for your children. Don’t just spend everything you own, save for the future, especially the future of your children. See Proverbs 13:22; Ezra 9:12; Psalm 37:25-26
  13. To take care of your Man of God and those who minister in God’s house. This is one of the reasons why God prospers His people. See Genesis 14:13-24; Numbers 18:8-32; 1 Kings 17:8-16: 2 Kings 4:1-7; Malachi 3:8-12; 2 Chronicles 35:15; Ezra 2:68-70; Galatians 6:6-10; 1 Timothy 5:17; Romans 15:27; 1 Corinthians 9:1-14; 2 Corinthians 11:7-9

Understanding Grace from God’s Perspective

Understanding Grace from God’s Perspective
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.
The Bible says “This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” May you have a cause to rejoice throughout today in Jesus Name, Amen.
Our focus today is on the subject of grace. Grace is one of the most misunderstood and misconstrued doctrines of the Bible. Yet it is one of the most important subjects it promotes.
What is grace? Grace is from the Word “Chen” or “Hen” in the Hebrew and the “Charis” in the Greek. Both words mean favor but they mean more than favor. Though favor is the most commonly used meaning. Let’s study together to see what grace means and implies from the Scriptures.
Firstly, grace is unmerited favor as demonstrated in Christ. Grace is the lavish demonstration of God’s goodness as expressed in Christ towards all men irrespective of age, gender, class, status or race. See John 1:17; 3:16; Romans 5:12-17. Grace is the unconditional demonstration of love and goodwill towards while we were yet undeserving. See Ephesians 2:1-9; Romans 5:8. G.R.A.C.E is God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Grace is God’s willingness to use His Power and His resources for your benefit because of Christ and His vicarious work on the cross. See Romans 5:1-2 (AMP). Christ is grace personified. See Titus 2:11; 3:4-7.
Secondly. grace is ability. The Apostle paul speaks of the grace that is given unto him according to the effectual working of God’s Power that enabled him to be a minister. See Ephesians 3:7,8; Galatians 2:7-9. Grace, therefore, is the divine ability to do effortlessly what is humanly or naturally impossible. For instance, when you look at someone’s life and their accomplishment and you say, “That guy is graced.” You are saying that they are endowed with some special ability or something. That is another expression of grace in the Bible. Grace is a divine enablement for your God given assignment. See Romans 1:5; Acts 14:26; 15:40; 1 Corinthians 3:10; 15:10; 1 Peter 4:10-11.
Thirdly, grace is the divine empowerment to live above sin or to overcome sin. See Romans 6:14; Titus 2:11-14. The Law could not produce righteousness. In fact according to 1 Corinthians 15:56, “The strength of sin is the Law.” (KJV) But the English Standard Version (ESV) says, “The power of sin is the law.” Check it out yourself. Grace makes men righteous and empowers them to live right. True grace is NEVER a license to sin but an empowerment to live above sin. See Romans 6:15-22; 1 Corinthians 1:12 ESV.
Fourthly, Grace is also the outworking of the influence of God’s Spirit. Grace is the defining character of God’s work in a person or a Body or group of people. See Acts 4:33; 6:8; 11:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12. For instance, when you observe the work of God’s Spirit in the life of the Macedonian Church, Paul The Apostle calls it the grace of God. See 2 Corinthians 8:1-7. It is grace that makes men generous. It is called the grace of giving. It is also grace that makes us prayerful. See Zechariah 12:10. Grace, therefore, is the outworking of God’s Spirit or the outworking of the divine influence.
There’s more but we will stop here for today.Thanks for reading through this letter. May God cause His grace to abound towards you to put you over the challenges that each day brings. May His grace empower you to overcome your bad habits and your secret faults. And above all, may God’s grace overwhelm your life and make it a beautiful expression of the goodness of God. Selah
Blessings,
DWF
Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations

The Power of God’s Word

The Power of God’s Word
1 John 2:14 NKJV
I have written to you, fathers,
Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.
I have written to you, young men,
Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you,
And you have overcome the wicked one.
The knowledge of the Word is vital to the quality of life you live and the kind of outcomes you experience.
For instance, according to Isaiah 5:13 which says, “My people are gone into captivity because they have no knowledge….” It becomes obvious that ignorance of the Word has deadly consequences. God told the Children of Israel, saying, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge….” Your ignorance of God’s Word has serious consequences. See Hosea 4:6.
It is written, “They know not, neither will they understand, they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.” See Psalm 82:5. All chaos is rooted in ignorance. Ignorance is darkness while knowledge is light. Satan is the prince of darkness. He only rules where there is darkness. Light dethrones him. As you gain more light and knowledge from the Word the more victorious you will be.
Paul the Apostle said, “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” See 2 Corinthians 2:11. Satan’s greatest weapon against any individual is ignorance, deception and misinformation. See 2 Corinthians 11:3; Genesis 3:1-7.
It’s time to get into the Word like never before. It’s time to read it objectively, intentionally and consistently. As you do many good things await you. Time spent in the Word has many rewarding benefits.
The Word of God has Cleansing Power
The Power of God’s Word at work in you cannot be overestimated. God’s Word has transformative power as revealed in the Words of our Lord Jesus Christ in John 15:3, He said, “Now You are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you.” That means God’s Word has cleansing power.
The more you expose yourself to the Word, the cleaner your mind and your heart. The Word of God is a spiritual purgative as evident in the Words of David the Psalmist, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?
by taking heed thereto according to thy word….Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:9,11 KJV) Time spent in the Word is your greatest deterrent against any sin and bad habits. Fill your heart and mind with it and it will cleanse you from within. The Word in you breaks the power and the influence of sin in your life.
The Word of God Has Healing Power
Psalms 107:20 NKJV
He sent his word, and healed them,
and delivered them from their destructions.
The Word of God has Healing Power. The Healing Power of God is carried in His Word. The more time you spend in the Word of God, the healthier you will be.
The Word received into you has medicinal effect as reported by King Solomon, “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes;
keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them,
and health to all their flesh.” See Proverbs 4:20-22.
Spending time in the Word does you a lot of good. It renews your mind and fills your heart and mind with the insights, principles and strategies that will facilitate your success in life, relationships and in all realms of your existence.
The Word of God brings blessings
 
Your relationship and fellowship with the Word of God is a major decider of the outcomes of your life. When do what we are taught and act on what we believe we are blessed in our doing.
Luke 11:28 KJV
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
James 1:25 KJV
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Let us not be hearers only but doers of the Word. It is the doer that is blessed not hearers. By thinking, speaking and doing the Word we make our ways prosperous and have good success. See Joshua 1:8. As we let the Word dominate our thinking, it gives us a great sense of peace. See Isaiah 26:3.
The Word also builds faith into us as recorded in Romans 10:17. The more we feed on it, the more our faith grows. Faith flourishes when we stay on the Word. Faith flounders when we are starved of the Word. Feeding your heart and mind on rich Biblical content helps you grow spiritually. See 1 Peter 2:2. It is an absolute necessity for the believer to stay on the Word to receive the many riches made available to us through Christ. See Acts 20:32. Get into the Word and experience for yourself the blessings in the Word. It’s up to you. Don’t procrastinate; Please start now. Selah
Blessings,
DWF