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‪Leadership: The Jesus Style

‪Leadership: The Jesus Style

The subject of leadership is one of the most studied subjects in the world because we know that everything rises and falls on leadership. Furthermore, we know that a man’s success in life and the measure of his influence will not be any greater than his leadership ability. This is what drives the intensive study of the topic of leadership

As a result of this, there are different views about what leadership is and what leadership is not. The best reference for the true meaning of leadership is exemplified by Jesus Christ our Lord and explained in the Scriptures because Jesus is the embodiment of truth while the Bible is truth captured in print.

Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” (Jn 10:11) ‬

In July 2005, The Lord spoke the following words to me, He said, “You are UNQUALIFIED to lead a people you are unwilling to die for.” That’s a very big statement. God calls leaders “Shepherds” and the people He called “Sheep.” He called both secular and religious leaders shepherds. This puts leadership in an entirely different light. See Psalm 78:70-72 (NIV); Isaiah 56:9-12; Jeremiah 3:15-16; 23:1-6; Ezekiel 22:23-31; 34:1-31.

Leadership is not a position. It is taking responsibility for the wellbeing of others. It is a selfless and self sacrificing commitment to the wellbeing of a person or group of persons. Leadership is leveraging your abilities, influence and gifting for the improvement of the wellbeing of others. True Leadership is adding value. It is improving the lives of others.

This is the kind of leadership that Jesus modeled to us in the Bible. He said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” See Matthew 20:25-28 NLT.

It is obvious from the text above that leadership is a call to selfless, self giving service. True leadership is serving the purposes of God. It is serving the interests and priorities of the kingdom. It is being concerned about improving the wellbeing of others. This is the kind of leader that God wants us to be.

Leadership is not a position of authority but an opportunity to serve others. It is using your position and privileges to help people be more, do more and have more. A leader will leave you better than the way he finds you. See Acts 4:13; 20:17-31; 2 Timothy 3:14-17 MSG.

Paul the Apostle wrote the following words in his letter to Thessalonican Church:

1 Thessalonians 2:3-8 NLT
So you can see we were not preaching with any deceit or impure motives or trickery.
For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. Never once did we try to win you with flattery, as you well know. And God is our witness that we were not pretending to be your friends just to get your money! As for human praise, we have never sought it from you or anyone else.
As apostles of Christ we certainly had a right to make some demands of you, but instead we were like children among you. Or we were like a mother feeding and caring for her own children. We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.

From the above context we can see that Paul and his colleagues were not doing it for gain. They were in ministry to please God and to give their lives for the betterment of others. Nothing wins a man’s loyalty than his knowledge of your willingness to sacrifice yourself for his own wellbeing. When people become convinced of your selfless and self sacrificing commitment to their good they are inspired to commit themselves to follow you selflessly as well. See 2 Corinthians 4:1-2; 12:13-18.

People will obey those they fear. They admire those they respect. But they will live or die for someone they love. A true leader is a good shepherd. He loves the people he is called to serve even if they don’t love him back. See Philippians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 6:11-13 NLT. Consider Jesus. In spite of all the maltreatment He received from humanity, He still loved us and gave Himself for us. It was the knowledge of Christ’s love that inspired Paul to say that, “The life I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” See Galatians 2:20.

Again He wrote,
“For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 NKJV

Love wins people. Love attracts people. As we begin to serve people out of genuine love for them, they will drawn to God. The power of God will flow out of us powerfully. Remember that most of the greatest miracles Christ wrought were done out of compassion; genuine concern for the wellbeing of others. See Matthew 14:14; 15:29-38; 20:30-34; Mark 1:40-42; 5:1-19; 8:1-9; Luke 7:11-17.

People crave love just like they crave oxygen. Anywhere they find genuine, selfless love they will stick. In Acts 11:24, the Bible records that the Church at Antioch grew because Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. It’s time to embrace the Jesus style of leadership. Serving through exemplary character, feeding the people the truth of God’s Word and praying for them continuously. Comforting the disheartened, strengthening the weak, rebuking the proud and the unruly, healing the sick, bringing deliverance to the oppressed at no charge whatsoever. Jesus said, “Freely you have received and freely give.”

Let’s help them find God and follow Him. Let’s help them become like Jesus in character, charisma and compassion Let’s help them find their purpose. Let’s equip and empower them to fulfill destiny. Let’s help them be more, do more and have more. That’s service. I mean that’s leadership. Shalom

Blessings,

DWF

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Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations

The Spiritual Dimension of Fatherhood

The Spiritual Dimension of Fatherhood:
Text: Ephesians 3:14-15 NKJV, AMPC
Father:
  1. A male parent, one who has begotten a child. Proverbs 4:3; Genesis 5:1-3
  2. Prototype. Ephesians 3:14-15; 5:1
  3. Source: Isaiah 51:1-2 (A chip of the old man); John 8:44
  4. A male figure in authority. See 1 Samuel 10:9-13; Corinthians 4:14-17;
  5. An old man. See 1 Timothy 5:1
  6. A Priest
  7. A male guardian.
  8. A Pioneer in any field of endeavor. See Genesis 4:20-21
  9. The leading men of a city or society
  10. Forefather; Founding Father. See Exodus 3:6;
Fatherhood means the following:
  1. The state of being a father
  2. The attributes or qualities of a mature male or a man
A Father is called to be a Priest, a Prophet and a King; that is to Guide, Guard and Govern; Direct, Correct, Protect.
Who is a Priest?
  1. One authorized to perform sacred rites in a ceremony. See Genesis 12:7-8; 13:18; 26:23-25; 28:18-20
  2. A teacher of the Word. See Deuteronomy 6:6-9; 11:18-21; Malachi 2:4-7; Proverbs 4:1-4;10-11
  3. An intercessor. Genesis 17:18-20; Luke 18:1; 1 Timothy 2:8; Luke 22:31-32
  4. Model. 1 Corinthians 4:14-17; Philippians 4:9; Titus 2:6-8; 1 Corinthians 11:1.
Who is a Prophet?
A Prophet is a Divine Spokesman. He is God’s mouthpiece. He hears from God for the people.
A Father is a Prophet. See Genesis 6:13-22 15:1-21; 17:15-21; 49:1; Matthew 2:13-15; 2:19-23; Luke 1:13-16; 2:67,76-79
A Prophet blesses the people. Bless your children with your words. Genesis 27:33; 49:1
Who is a King?
  1. A king is someone that occupies a preeminent position
  2. A king directs and governs the affairs of the people under his authority. See Matthew 6:9-10; Genesis 18:19; Judges 13:12; Isaiah 33:22
  3. The king Fights for the protection of his people. Nehemiah 4:13-14; Genesis 14:21; Acts 20:28
  4. The King is a Provider. Matthew 6:11-13

Doing Marriage God’s Way: An Expose on Marriage

Doing Marriage God’s Way:
An Expose on Marriage

Dearly Beloved,

Greetings of Grace, Mercy and Peace in the Matchless Name of our Lord Jesus Christ by whom we have received the mandate to provide the Biblical truths, relevant tools and the practical tips that can help couples enjoy marriage as God intended.

God ordained marriage to be blissful, fruitful and fulfilling. It’s His desire that the marriage of every believer should be a foretaste of heaven on earth and a reflection of the love and unity between Christ and the Church. See Ephesians 5:21-33. Is that possible? Yes it is.

God never ordained marriage to make you bitter. A thousand times no. God ordained marriage to make you better. Everything God does is always good. God said that it is not good that the man be alone, I will make him a helper comparable to Him. See Genesis 2:18. God ordained marriage to add value to your life. He said, “Two are better than one.” See Ecclesiastes 4:9. I believe it because God is never wrong.

He has always scheduled good things for us for every area of our lives including our marriages. Every area of your life is important to God. He wants you happy, healthy and whole. See 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24: 3 John 2; Nehemiah 8:10. God is a caring and compassionate Father. He is not a heartless judge. See Matthew 7:9-11; Luke 18:1-7.

God cares about you. He wants your marriage to be a success story and not another statistic. That’s why we believe that every marriage has a hundred percent chance of success if done correctly according to God’s Pattern, His Purpose and His principles.

Marriages flourish when couples celebrate each other in an atmosphere of unconditional love and acceptance, affirmation and praise. Couples blossom when they cherish and nourish one another. But marriages fail and flounder when couples disparage and destroy each other with negative words.

Galatians 5:13-15 NKJV
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!

Ephesians 4:25-27 KJV
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.

Satan cannot destroy any marriage without the cooperation or consent of one or both parties. It takes two to make a marriage work. Each party must do whatever it takes to make it work. In a healthy marriage, both couple seek to serve one another. Each one seeks the good and the wellbeing of the other party. Healthy marriages are built on selfless, self sacrificing and self giving love. Anything built on selfishness will destroy itself because Love builds while selfishness destroys. See Galatians 5:13-15; James 3:16; John 13:34-35.

1 Peter 4:8 NKJV
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”

If we focus on meeting the needs of one another instead of using and exploiting one another for personal gain and aggrandizement we will find the path to a richer and more fulfilling marriage. I challenge every married couple to embrace the challenge of Love in this season and choose to do acts of love for their spouses more than what they deserve or expect. If both of you practice this towards one another, you will experience heaven on earth. Hallelujah!

Titus 2:4-5 KJV
that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

Ephesians 5:25-29 KJV
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.

I challenge husbands and wives to outdo one another in love. No offensive or negative words should be spoken to your spouse. This can lead to bitterness, anger or wrath. When a spouse is constantly provoked it will affect the quality of the marriage. Make your spouse feel valuable in your presence. Don’t put them down. Uplift and encourage them.

Speak positive words about them consistently. Love is a choice. Love is the unconditional disposition of goodwill to the undeserving. It is the unconditional commitment to the wellbeing of another. Love is the irrevocable commitment to an imperfect person. The success of any marriage requires the collective participation of both parties working together towards the success of the marriage. Marriage works when we work.

We also have to commit to pray for one another. We pray for those we love and we love those we pray for. As we make time to pray for our spouses turning the challenges in their lives into a project we will find our love life developing. We have to also learn to pray together. Prayer unites us. It binds our hearts as one. It fuses us together spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

Blessings,

DWF

Making Your Marriage Last

Dearly Beloved,

Greetings in the Matchless Name of our Lord Jesus Christ by whom we have been entrusted with the sacred mandate of building homes and restoring marriages for the purpose of creating a conducive environment to preserve a godly generation.
God ordained marriage to be a thing of joy that lasts forever. He created marriage to be a nurturing environment of love, mutual respect and fruitfulness but the enemy, ignorance, selfishness, self preservation and all forms of wickedness have tainted the picture.
God ordained marriage to be a reflection of Christ and the Church but today we see marriage through the broken mirrors of failed marriages, abusive marriages and regretful decisions, but from the beginning it was not so.
God our Loving Father wanted marriage to be happy, healthy and whole. He created you to enjoy your marriage and not to endure your marriage. We can’t sit back and watch the devil steal the joys of many and quench the hopes and aspirations of others. There’s an answer.
We believe that “Every marriage has a hundred percent chance of success” if we provide married couples with the right information, impactful insights and practical instructions with each couple demonstrating the willingness and the determination to apply what they learn. Marriage works if we are willing to work. We can’t expect returns where we have not invested.
It is time to invest in your marriage if you are already married or prepare for marriage if you are not married yet. In life you get what you prepare for. The quality of your preparation is what determines the quality of your future. Selah
For this reason we are releasing a book titled, “Together Forever” in order to achieve our dream of providing Biblical truths, practical tools and insightful tips that will make marriages blissful, fruitful and fulfilling. Let’s help you learn how.
Blessings,
DWF

Principles of Effective Problem Solving

See Ecclesiastes 10:15; 1 Timothy 4:6; 2 Timothy 2

What is a Principle?
A Principle is a Fundamental Law.
A Principle is a Universal Law
A Principle is a Foundational Truth.
Truth is universal. A Truth is a constant.
A Law is a Principle that works for anyone, at anywhere at all times irrespective of circumstances. For example, Faith is a law. It is a universal law. See Romans 3:27; Acts 10:34; Hebrews 11:6.
A law will work for anyone who will apply it. That means these principles will work for anyone.
What does it mean to be effective?
To be effective is to achieve the intended result, aim or objective.
This means when you apply these principles, it will work for you irrespective of your gender, level of education, tribe or ethnicity. See Hebrews 11:6
What is a Problem?
A Problem is anything that impedes your progress towards the attainment of a particular goal. See 1 Corinthians 16:9
A Problem is anything that distracts, deters and delays the fulfillment of a purpose or objective.
A Problem is something that makes life difficult, uncomfortable and unbearable.
A Problem is a test of your wisdom. While problems or crisis is always a test of your leadership ability. The way you handle a problem can solve it or make it worse. That’s where wisdom, understanding and knowledge comes in. See Genesis 41:1-42; 1 Kings 3:16-28; James 1:2-8
Wisdom is the Scriptural solution to an earthly problem.
Wisdom is the ability to solve a problem creatively, quickly and consistently.
Wisdom is the ability to live decisively and intelligently. That is, wisdom is doing the right thing at the right time. See Ecclesiastes 8:5-6
Wisdom is the ability to minimize your mistakes, your losses and your stress.
There are different kinds of Problems:
  1. Something can be a problem. See 2 Kings 4:1-7; Hosea 4:6; 2 Corinthians 2:11; Matthew 8:5-13
  2. A System can be a problem. See Exodus 18:13-23; Acts 6:1-7
  3. A person or groups of persons can be the problem. When it’s a person he or she is a saboteur of progress. These can also be called adversaries. See Acts 13:5-12; 1 Corinthians 16:9; Romans 15:30-32; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2
How to Solve Problems:
  1. Identify the problem. A problem identified is a problem half solved. Know the problem. Try to identify the cause of the problem and how long it has been happening. See Matthew 17:14-21; Joshua 7:6-26; Jonah 1:6-16;
  2. Ask yourself: Can I solve the problem? Do you have what it takes? Do you have the skills? Inventory your personal arsenal of knowledge, talents and skills. See Luke 14:25-33; 1 Kings 3:3-16; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Luke 18:1-6; Luke 16:1-12
  3. Ask yourself the question: Do I need someone to help me solve the problem? Who is it or who are they? Where can I find them? What will it cost? This is called objective problem solving. See 1 Chronicles 22:1-5; 2 Chronicles 2:1-18; 1 Corinthians 4:14-17; 2 Timothy 4:9-13
  4. To whom do I need to report the problem if I can’t solve it? (In organizational setting) See Numbers 11:10-15; 2 Samuel 15:31; 16:23; 17:14; 17:23; Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 5:1-6
  5. What do I need to do or learn to keep the problem from reoccurring? If a problem keeps reoccurring it means that you are not growing or learning. See 1 Corinthians 3:1-3; Ephesians 4:11-15; Hebrews 5:12-13; 2 Peter 3:14-18
  6. Be willing to do whatever you have been taught to eliminate the problem and end the cycle of repeated happenings. Exodus 17:8-13; Ephesians 4:14-15: 4:17-24; Colossians 3:8-10; 2 Timothy 2:24-26 KJV
  7. Confront the individual or individuals sabotaging your success as an organization. Identify their real challenge. Correct and train but if they don’t change that lead to number 8. Matthew 18:15-17; 2 Timothy 2:2; Hebrews 5:12-14; 1 Peter 2:1-3
  8. Fire the individual who seems to be the problem who is unwilling to change, learn or develop the necessary skills to become better. Employ a new person or new persons who will take the roles of the person or people you fired. See 1 Corinthians 5:1-6; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; 2 Thessalonians 3:6; 2 John 1:9-10; 3 John 3:9-10
  9. Change the system when necessary. Develop new processes that will improve or change your current outcomes for the better or the best. See Exodus 18:13-23; Acts 6:1-7

Demanding Divine Justice against the enemies of the Lord

Demanding Divine Justice against the enemies of the Lord

Pray that the Lord will recompense tribulation to those who trouble the Body of Christ
See 2 Thessalonians 1:6; Psalm 103:6 NIV; Psalm 74:21-23 NIV

Pray that the judgment of the Lord will fall on those who resist the advancement of the Gospel and sabotage its progress
Acts 13:5-12; 2 Timothy 4:14; Psalm 2:1-5

Pray that saboteurs within the Body of Christ will also be judged accordingly that the fear of the Lord might return to the Church
Acts 5:1-11; 8:18-23; 1 Peter 4:17

Pray for confusion in the camp of the enemies of the Lord
Psalm 2:1-4; 2 Chronicles 20:22-24; Judges 7:22

Demand justice against those who take pleasure in doing evil to the Body of Christ.
Psalm 103:6 NIV; Isaiah 54:15; Luke 18:7 NIV

Ask God to visit leaders of nations on behalf of the Church and for the advancement of the cause of His Kingdom in the earth
Genesis 12:17; 20:7-8; 35:5; Psalm 105:13-15 NASB, MSG; Acts 12:23

Pray that God will expose the wicked plans of wicked men and scatter their plans
Job 5:12-13 NLT; Acts 23:12-16 (12-35); 2 Kings 6:8-12

Do you Know Who Jesus is?

Do you Know Who Jesus is?

Dearly Beloved,

Greetings of Grace, Mercy and Peace from God the Father, the initiator of our redemption, from Jesus Christ, the implementor of our redemption and from the Holy Spirit, the consummator of our redemption.

Christianity takes on a new meaning when an individual comes to know God personally, intimately and practically. It is our knowledge of God that defines and the determines the quality of our lives as believers. Let’s examine some Scriptures:

John 17:3
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

Christianity is not a religion of dos and don’ts but a vital relationship with God as Father that produces a transformation of our character. A man or woman may keep all the rules and regulations listed in the law and not be born again, that is, he or she has no personal relationship with God as Father through Jesus Christ. That’s what religion is.

Religion is the worship of God without a relationship. It is the worship of God without intimacy and revelation. Christianity begins the day a man or woman receives Christ as His Lord and Personal Saviour and confesses that truth with His mouth. See Romans 10:9-10; John 4:20-24.

2 Peter 1:2-3 KJV
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

The more you know God, the better your life gets. Knowing God through His Word is one of the single most important keys to transforming your whole life.

The more you know God, the more your faith grows exceedingly as you discover our powerful and generous He is. The more you know God, the more fearless you become as you discover how loving He is. Knowing God is the key to the storehouse of whatever you are believing for.

Daniel 11:32 KJV
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

The more we know God, the more we will be able to accomplish because our faith soars and our convictions get stronger. Our expectations are high because we know what He has made available for us, we know what He has done and we expect a Faithful God to fulfill His promises. Strong faith is rooted in a clear understanding of God’s character. You cannot understand God’s character without studying Him (The Word).

Hosea 4:6 KJV
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
because thou hast rejected knowledge,
I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me:
seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God,
I will also forget thy children.

Isaiah 5:13 KJV
Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge:
and their honourable men are famished,
and their multitude dried up with thirst.

2 Corinthians 2:11 KJV
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Satan’s greatest weapon against the Church is ignorance. The ignorance or lack of knowledge of God’s Word makes people more vulnerable to deception and the distortion of truth. It is time to get to know God for yourself and by yourself. The best way to know God is through His word. Jesus said, “He that has seen Me has seen the Father.” Jesus is the physical, visible embodiment of all that the Father is.

To know God, get to know Jesus Christ through the Gospels. Everything that Jesus said and did was the will of God in action. See John 5:19-20; 5:30; 6:38; 8:29. I am going to challenge you to read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John within a thirty day period at least once and experience an unforgettable adventure with God In bodily form. See Colossians 1:19. Selah

In His Majesty’s Service,

DWF

#TheGospelChallenge

P. S.

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Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations

Mobilizing the Church to Pray for our Nation

  1. Mobilizing the Church to Pray for our Nation
Dearly Beloved,
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 Christ and the Apostles.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 NKJV
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all menfor kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Jeremiah 29:7 NKJV
And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace.
According to the Scriptures above, we are commanded to make praying for our nation a priority. Praying for our nation is a Scriptural obligation. We are responsible for the condition of our states and nations. It was John Wesley who said, “It seems that God will do nothing except men pray.” God works through our prayers. See Zechariah 10:1; Matthew 18:18-20; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2.
Prayer is making demands on God the Father based on His Written Word. It is a legal petition presented to God the Father based on the revelation of His intentions expressed in His Word. Prayer is inviting God to intervene in the affairs of men. It is invoking the Supernatural to change natural circumstances. True Prayer is collaborating with God to bring His will to pass in the earth. See Matthew 6:10; 1 John 5:14-15.
2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
God invites us to come and pray. See Jeremiah 29:12. He gives us conditions that if met, He will be obligated to intervene in the affairs of our cities and nations. Having said that, It behooves me to remind you that today we are fasting for our nation and we will be praying for our nation and the Body of Christ.
Ephesians 6:18 NKJV
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
Colossians 4:12 NKJV
Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
From the Scriptures above, it is also obvious that we are called to pray consistently and persistently for the saints. God is inviting us to accept our call to prayer in order to facilitate the fulfillment of His will and the advancement of His Kingdom in the earth. Prayer is the answer to today’s challenges. It is time to take your place in prayer. Your prayer will make a BIG difference in today’s world. Let’s Pray.
In His Majesty’s Service,
DWF
Scripture Reading for the Day:
Jeremiah 29:1–13; Acts 4:1-33; 12:1-18; Ephesians 6:18-20
Please take advantage of this current circumstances to develop your prayer life. May the Spirit of Grace and supplications mantle your life like never before.
Shalom.

Be Mindful of what you say!

Dearly Beloved,

Good morning to you. Greetings of Grace and Peace in the Matchless Name of our Lord Jesus Christ by whom we have received the mandate to raise a people who are like Jesus.

I believe God is setting us up for moments of unforgettable blessings and favor that will make our lives a bold testimony of the Power of God to bless, uplift and promote. Be expectant. Be positive. We are in a turn around season. God is able to make everything work together for your good.

Please be mindful of the words you speak in this season because this is a time of divine acceleration. Speak only what you desire or long to see come to pass. Negative confession are like curses, they will hinder you from making steady progress.

Malachi 2:17 KJV
Ye have wearied the Lord with your words.
Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him?
When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord,
and he delighteth in them;
or, Where is the God of judgment?

Words matter to God. He creates the fruit of the lips. See Isaiah 57:19. What we say impacts our lives in so many ways such that the power of words is beyond mere speeches. Words make. Words break. Words lift. Words crush. In fact, our lives take on the character of our words. Whatever you said yesterday (yesteryears) has shaped your today. See Numbers 14:28

Mark 11:23 NLT
I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.

The happenings in our lives and in our world are governed by our words. The Bible says, “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” See Proverbs 18:20-21.

Your life right now is the physical description of the character of your words. God says, “As you have said in my ears so will I do to you.” (Num. 14:28) God listens to what we say and what we say determines the outcomes of our lives. If you don’t like the way your life is going, change your words. Begin to declare what God has said concerning your life, home, children, job etc.

Isaiah 45:11 KJV
Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker,
Ask me of things to come concerning my sons,
and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

Use your words wisely. Speak positively because God works with your words. Words are the creative material of every man’s life. Build the kind of life you want by speaking the right words, that is, the Word of God or words consistent with the Word of God. See Hebrews 13:5-6; Malachi 3:13; Mark 7:24-30; Isaiah 55:11; 41:21; 43:26. It is time to start speaking the Word of God over your life and all that concerns you. Shalom

Blessings,

DWF

God is too Faithful to Fail. See 1 Kings 8:24,56; 1 Thessalonians 5:24

Developing Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

Developing Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

Ecclesiastes 4:1;
The Holy Spirit is God Himself because the Bible says, God is a Spirit and He is Holy. Therefore, the Holy Spirit is God. He is simply God in action. He is the Creative Power of God personified. He is the Person of the Power. See Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13; 33:4; Acts 5:3-4; Acts 10:38All God’s dealings on earth are through the Person and Power of the Holy Spirit. He is the Divine Agent on the earth who partners with us in the execution of God’s will in the earth. See John 16:13-15; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 2:18; Romans 15:14-16; Revelation 2:7; 2:11,17,29
Our relationship and fellowship with the Holy Spirit determines the Power we will be walk in. Fellowship with the Holy Spirit is the secret sauce to a successful life and ministry.

  1. Be born again. You cannot develop intimacy with the Holy Spirit without being born again. See John 1:12-13; 3:3-6; John 14:16-18; Romans 8:16
  2. Be filled with the Holy Spirit. The infilling of the Holy Spirit is priceless in the Christian experience. He empowers us to live out our convictions and be witnesses for Christ. See Mark 1:9-12; Luke 3:21-23; 4:1; Acts 1:8; 2:4; 2:38-39; Ephesians 5:18.
  3. Be led by the Spirit of God. The more you yield to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, the greater intimacy you will have with Him. Intimacy with the Holy Spirit is vital to your capacity to discern truth from falsehood. See Luke 4:1; Romans 8:14-16; Galatians 5:16-18 TLB;
  4. Fellowship with the Word by reading and meditating on the Word. As you align your thinking in line with the truth of God’s Word, you enter into a deeper state of intimacy with the Holy Spirit. Acts 10:44; Romans 8:5-8 AMPC; John 6:63; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  5. Do the Word. Doing the Word strengthens your spirit. As you do the Word, the Holy Spirit envelopes your life with His Presence. John 14:21-23: Acts 7:51-53; James 1:22-25; Matthew 7:24-27;
  6. Obey the leadings and promptings of the Spirit. Obedience endears you to God. Isaiah 1:19; 48:15-18.
  7. Walk in love. As you learn to walk in love and choose to forgive quickly and habitually, you will experience a greater flow and intimacy with the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 4:29-32; Philippians 2:1-4; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 John 4:16; 1 John 2:9-11; 1 Corinthians 12:31; 14:1.
  8. Fasting and Prayers: When we fast, we empower our spirits and bring our bodies in subjection to the spirit. Fasting is separation from foods and natural pleasures for the purpose of intense spiritual devotions. Fasting is renouncing the natural to invoke the supernatural. Acts 13:1-4; Luke 4:1,14; Mark 2:18-22
  9. Generosity. Generosity endears you to God. As you practice a life of sincere generosity, you become a vessel through God can flow. Barnabas was an example of this. Luke 16:9-12; Acts 4:32-37; 11:22-24. Giving sacrificially is a physical demonstration of your complete faith, confidence and reliance upon God for your sustenance. It opens you up to God. See Genesis 22:1-18; Genesis 46:1-4: 1 Kings 3:1-15
  10. Praise and Worship: Praise and Worship is vital to a healthy relationship and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. It woos God to enter into our world. When we pray we enter into God’s Presence, when we pray, He enters ours. Psalm 22:3; 95:6-8. Praise and Worship conditions the human heart to hear God. It tenderizes the heart. Acts 13:1-4; 16:25-26