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The Triumph of Faith

The Triumph of Faith

1 John 5:4-5 KJVFor whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Faith is a very powerful force. It makes men masters in all realms of life. To walk in faith is to walk in victory. According to the Scriptures, “Faith is the victory that overcomes the world.” Every child of God is born to win in this life but the instrument that enforces our victory is our faith in God and His Word.

The Triumph of Faith


The disciples of Jesus could not cast out a devil because of their unbelief. Christ already gave them the authority and the capacity to cast out devils but their unbelief immobilized the power and the authority of God in them. See Matthew 10:1; Luke 9:1; Matthew 17:14-20.
Faith is the force that gives action to the power of God in us and on us. Faith is the trigger that activates the power of God. The power of God is always available because God is Omnipresent but it is not always active or manifest. It is faith that activates the power. See Matthew 9:27-29; Mark 5:25-34.
The power of God is like dynamite while faith is the match or the fire that triggers the dynamite. That is why Jesus said, “Have faith in God. For whosoever shall say unto this mountain be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith.” See Mark 11:22-23
Faith filled words can dominate, change, alter or transform anything in the realm of human endeavor. Nothing can withstand the force of faith. See Matthew 21:21-22. Faith is master key to a world of supernatural exploits. The man or woman of faith is unstoppable, unbeatable and indefatigable. Faith is the victory that conquers, prevails, dominate and masters the world, its evils and all the challenges it brings.
Hebrews 11:32-34 KJVAnd what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
What then is faith? Faith is the visible expression of confidence in God and His Word. See James 1:18,20,26. Faith is an offspring of the Word of God. See Romans 10:17. Faith is taking God at His Word. It is taking the Word of God at face value. See Matthew 8:5-8; Luke 1:38.
Faith is confident rest in the faithfulness of God. It is the practical expression of a confidence rooted in the integrity and the faithfulness of God. When you know that God says what He means and means what He says, you take Him at His Word because you know He cannot deny Himself and He is committed to whatever He says. Hallelujah! See Hebrews 11:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:24 MSG; 2 Timothy 2:13; Romans 3:3-4; Numbers 23:19.
When God speaks, faith considers it done because the Word believed becomes self fulfilling. When we believe the Word of God, the Word becomes self fulfilling because God is committed to the performance of the Word you really believe. It is what you believe that God will make happen for you. Think about it. See Matthew 8:13 NLT, MSG.
Luke 1:45 KJVAnd blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
As you read, study or listen to the Word of God habitually, take the Word at face value. Believe it. Confess it and act on it. God will not deny Himself. He will not disappoint you. He is a God that keeps promises. He watches over His Word to perform it. Only believe! Selah
In His Majesty’s Service,
DWF
Suggested Reading:

  1. Ever Increasing Faith by Smith Wigglesworth
  2. How to turn your faith loose by Kenneth E. Hagin
  3. Exceedingly Growing Faith by Kenneth E. Hagin
  4. The Unlimited Power of Faith by David Oyedepo
  5. Faith and Confession by Charles Capps

The Power and the Effect of Thanksgiving

Leviticus 22:29; Psalm 50:14

Thanksgiving is the outward expression of heartfelt appreciation to God the Father for what He has done, what He is doing and what you expect Him to do for you. See Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Colossians 3:17; Philippians 4:6-7; Colossians 4:2; 1 Corinthians 15:57; 2 Corinthians 2:14
Thanksgiving can be verbal expression of gratitude to God for His manifested goodness. See Psalm 105:1-2; 106:1-2; Psalm 107:21; 26:7; 92:1; 1 Chronicles 29:13; Isaiah 51:3
Power is defined as the following:

  1. The ability to produce an effect
  2. The capacity or ability to do something
  3. The ability to determine or decide outcomes
  4. The capability or capacity to influence the course of events

Text: Luke 17:11-17
Things to Note:Thanksgiving is expected. See Psalm 107:21-22; 107:31-32; Luke 17:17-18; Numbers 21:4-7; Romans 1:21-22

  1. Thanksgiving facilitates answers your prayers. Praise and thanksgiving facilitates speedy answers to prayers. See Acts 16:25-26; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18; Colossians 2:2-3; Daniel 6:10; Jonah 2:1-10(9)
  2. Thanksgiving is the yeast of multiplication. Thanksgiving is a multiplier. It always leads to more. See Jeremiah 30:19; Matthew 14:15-21; John 6:4-13; Colossians 2:7
  3. Thanksgiving opens the door to manifestations of God’s glory and power. The atmosphere of gratitude and thanksgiving is the atmosphere of the miraculous. See John 11:40-45; 2 Chronicles 5:13-14
  4. Thanksgiving perpetuates or sustains divine blessings. To enjoy Divine Blessings you must be a grateful person. See Genesis 8:20-21; 9:12-17; Deuteronomy 28:47-49; Psalm 106:21-27; Psalm 107:21-22
  5. Habitual thanksgiving can protect you from demon influence. Ingratitude opens you up to demonic oppression. When we complain, we murmur against God. This is an act of verbal rebellion. See Numbers 21:4-9; Romans 2:18-24
  6. Thanksgiving sustains progress. As you continue to thank God, God increases you . Thanksgiving leads to perpetual increase. See 2 Samuel 6:12-15; Jeremiah 30:19-21
  7. Thanksgiving prolongs your days. Gratitude prolongs your days. Complaining and murmuring can shorten your days. Find something to be grateful for. See Isaiah 38:18; Numbers 21:4-7; Deuteronomy 28:47-49; 2 Chronicles 32:24-26

Prayers Of Restoration

Genesis 20:7; Malachi 4:6 Ask God for a restoration in your marriage and your family relationships
Genesis 40:13; 41:13 Ask God to restore you to the former position you lost
Genesis 42:25; 42:28 Ask the Father to restore your money
2 Samuel 9:7-11 Ask the Lord to restore what duly belongs to your family
Exodus 22:4; 2 Kings 8:1-6; Nehemiah 5:11-12; Proverbs 6:30:31; Isaiah 42:22 Ask God to restore what you have lost in seven fold
Psalm 51:12 Ask God to restore the joy of your salvation
Isaiah 1:26 Ask God to restore unto this nation judges and political leaders who will favor his righteous cause
Isaiah 57:18; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Ask God to comfort those who have lost a loved one in this season. Ask Him to restore their comfort
Jeremiah 30:17; 1 Kings 13:6; Matthew 12:13; Mark 8:25 Ask the Lord to restore the health of the sick and the diseased amongst us
Joel 2:25-27 Ask God to restore the years that you have lost
Galatians 6:1 Ask God the Father to restore the backsliders amongst us and those who have fallen away
1 Samuel 7:14; 2 King’s 14:22,25; 2 Chronicles 8:2 Ask God for the restoration of landed properties taken away unjustly
Ezra 6:5 Ask God to restore whatever has been stolen from the Body of Christ in this nation. Demand a double compensation

Hebrews 13:19Ask God to restore Ministers of God to the graces and gifting they once again walked in

The Purpose and the Power of Prophecy

Numbers 11:11-30; Romans 1:11-12
There will be a transference of the grace on this commission upon many. God is the distributor.

  1. Prophecy is inspired utterance in a known language while speaking in tongues is inspired utterance in an unknown language. See 1 Samuel 10:5-13; 19:18-24; Luke 1:67
  2. Prophecy is speaking under the influence and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. See Numbers 24:2-4; 2 Samuel 23:2; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Luke 1:41-42
  3. Prophecy is speaking the Word of God under the inspiration or direction of the Holy Spirit. See Numbers 23:5; 23:17; Ezekiel 37:1-10
  4. Prophecy is saying what God is saying. See Numbers 22:35,38; 23:16-17; 24:3-4; 24:15-16
  5. Prophecy is giving voice to the Word of God. The Bible itself is an inspired book. See 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20. It is prophecy in print. When we speak the Word we are prophesying. See Haggai 1:1-3

The Purpose of Prophecy:

  1. To initiate divine activity. God does nothing unless He reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets. See Amos 3:7-8; Isaiah 44:24-28; 46:1-6
  2. To prepare or forewarn us. See Genesis 6:5-22; 7:1-15; Acts 11:27-30; 27:9-12
  3. To inspire hope. See Genesis 12:1-3; 15:1-6,7-21; 22:12-18
  4. To reveal the future. Prophecy is partial insight into the future. It is a glimpse into the future. See Genesis 25:22-24; Genesis 49:1; Isaiah 2:2; Joel 2:28-29; Acts 2:16-18; 1 Kings 13:1-2; 2 Kings 23:15-20
  5. To unveil divine plan. Prophecy gives us insight into the plans and purposes of God. See 2 Kings 8:1-2; Exodus 9:16
  6. To correct our focus. See John 4:34-36; 1 Samuel 16:1-13
  7. To strengthen or encourage us. Prophecy is for edification, exhortation and comfort. See Haggai 1:12-14; Ezra 5:1-2; Acts 15:32; 1 Corinthians 14:1-5
  8. To align us with the will and the program of God for our lives. See Amos 3:3; Ephesians 3:1-9
  9. To expose hidden secrets. See 1 Corinthians 14:24-25
  10. To magnify God. See 1 Corinthians 14:24-25; Isaiah 46:5-11; 41:21-29
  11. To inspire people to believe God’s Word. To inspire faith in others. See Acts 27:25-29; Luke 1:45
  12. To show us the mind of God concerning a matter. See 2 Samuel 7:1-17; 12:1-15,24-25
  13. To confirm or affirm what the Lord has spoken in your heart. See Acts 9:10-16; 10:9-20; 2 Corinthians 13:1; Acts 20:22-23

The Power of Prophecy
Prophecy is a spoken declaration of power. God creates the fruit of the lips, therefore, when we speak the Word of God, His Power is released to perform or fulfill His Word. See Isaiah 57:19; Hebrews 4:12

  1. Prophecy has the power to initiate divine activity. God does nothing unless He reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets. See Amos 3:7-8; Ezekiel 37:1-10
  2. Prophecy moves people act. Prophecy influences the heart. See Haggai 1:12-14; Ezra 5:1-2
  3. Prophecy convicts and exposes sin. See Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 14:24-25
  4. Prophecy can be a vehicle for healing. See 2 Kings 5:1-19; 20:1-11
  5. Prophecy has the power to influence the destiny of nations. See Numbers 24:1-9,15-25; Jeremiah 1:4-10
  6. Prophecy has creative power. See Ezekiel 37:1-10; 1 Kings 13:1-6
  7. Prophecy can control the forces of nature. See 1 Kings 17:1-2; Haggai 1:10-11
  8. Prophecy can help us access or release divine provision. See 1 Kings 17:3-7,8-16; 2 Kings 7;1-20; 2 Chronicles 20:20
  9. Prophecy can influence destinies. It can lift up one and put down another. See Genesis 25:23; 41:9-13; Acts 1:15-20
  10. Prophecy can change natural circumstances. See See 2 Kings 20:9-11; Isaiah 38:1-8; 2 Kings 3:15-20
  11. Prophecy can turn the tide of life in your favor. It can give you victory in war. See Numbers 23, 24; 1 kings 20:13-30
  12. Prophecy can unlock new phases of one’s destiny. See Acts 13:1-4; Numbers 27:15-23; Joshua 1:1-9

Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations 

God’s Insurance Program in Crisis Times: 20 Things To Do To Stay Above The Negative Tide

Job 5:19-23; Psalm 91:1-15

  1. Spend time in prayer: Speaking in other tongues energizes and strengthens your inward man. A strong spirit keeps the body in perpetual health. When you speak in tongues, the Life of God in your spirit is activated. It then flows into your body to energize it with Divine Life. Speaking in tongues for a long time is one of the keys to developing a strong and robust spirit. See Proverbs 18:14 NKJV, AMPC; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 14:4; Ephesians 3:16; Jude 20. Speaking in tongues for a long time tames your tongue. It sanctifies your tongue. You will find yourself speaking the right words. See Job 6:30; 2 Samuel 23:2; 1 Corinthians 14:13-15. Speaking in tongues can help you relax. It releases rest and refreshing into your spirit, soul and body. See Isaiah 28:11-12; 1 Corinthians 14:21. When speaking in tongues you are praying the perfect will of God. See 1 Corinthians 14:2; Romans 8:26-27. Speaking in tongues emboldens you. See Jude 20; 1 Corinthians 14:4.
  2. Give quality time to the reading, studying and meditation on God’s Word. The Word of God is life. As you spend time in the Word, you are saturating your spirit, soul and body with Life thereby boosting your health. See Psalm 107:20; Proverbs 4:20-22; John 6:63; 3 John 2-
  3. Speak the Word of God over your life everyday. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Speak life over you and your loved ones by speaking what the Word of God says. The words we speak impact our lives and creates our circumstances. Our words define the character of our lives. Speak the Word only. See Job 13:19; 15:5-6; 27:3-4; 33:1-5; Psalm 34:13; 37:30; 39:1-4; Proverbs 12:18; 13:2-3; 15:4; 18:7; 18:20-21; Matthew 12:33-37
  4. Praise: Praise and worship is vital in these times because as you praise and worship God, it refreshes your spirit and invigorates your body with new life. Praise releases blessings and the blessing of God is life. Health is part of the blessing. Praise and worship releases the Presence and Power of God that keeps sickness and disease away from you. See Psalm 9:1-3; 2 Chronicles 20:22-30; Psalm 42:11; 133:3; Acts 10:38.
  5. Feed your faith: You feed your faith by listening to the Word again and again. Feed your spirit with rich, positive, spiritual content rooted in the Word. See Romans 10:17; Luke 5:15; 6:17. Faith is a confident expectation of positive outcomes based on the Word of God. Whatever you focus on, you amplify in your life. Focus on faith building content. You attract what you believe. See Matthew 8:13; 9:27-29; 21:21-22.
  6. Starve your fears: Avoid listening to or seeing things that stirs up fears in your heart. Fear is confident expectation of evil. Fear is anticipating negative outcomes based on your current circumstances or negative feedback. You attract what you fear. Fear is rooted in negative beliefs or a negative belief system. Choose to be God conscious. Focus on the promises of God and drown your fears in the river of faith. See Job 3:25-26 KJV; 2 Chronicles 32:1-23; Isaiah 41:10; Mark 5:36
  7. Contemplate on God’s Love for you. Good things happen to those who believe that God loves them. Good things come to those who believe that God loves them unconditionally and consistently. Faith in God’s love emboldens you and quenches fear. It is important to be mindful of how much God the Father loves you. Knowing the Father’s love fills your heart with joy and hope. It gives you a great sense of peace. You are the apple of His eyes, His prized possession and His focused affection. See Psalm 17:8; Jeremiah 31:3; Zechariah 2:8; John 3;16-17; Romans 8:31-37; Ephesians 1:6; 1 John 4:16-18; 3 John 2.
  8. Maintain a joyful spirit and attitude. Depression is deadly. It has been said that one minute of depression can suppress your immune system for six hours. This is not a time to keep bitterness. This is a time to let go and forgive. Forgiveness and joy goes together. Speak in tongues until you are overwhelmed with the joy of the Lord. Make a list of those who have hurt you and forgive them one by one and you will experience an outburst of joy like you have never known before. See positive funny content. Share funny memories with family and friends. Sometimes laugh intentionally to boost your immune system. Laughter oxygenates your blood. Proverbs 12:25; 13:12; 15:13; 17:22; Nehemiah 8:10; Romans 14:17
  9. Practice the Love of God. The Love of God is called agape (agapao). It is the unconditional disposition of goodwill to the undeserving. See Matthew 5:43-44. Agape Love is the unconditional commitment to the wellbeing of another. See John 13:34-35. Walking in love towards others is one of the ways to enjoying hundred percent divine protection. Keep yourself in the Love of God. See Romans 13:8-10; Jude 1:21; 1 John 5:18; 4:16-20
  10. Sow seeds of encouragement. Be generous. What we give out comes back to us many times over. See Luke 6:37-38. Send out encouraging messages to others. Cheer somebody. Make somebody else happy. Focus on bringing joy to others. Every time we do good for others we feel good. It releases endorphins, dopamine and oxytocin. It improves your mood and lowers your blood pressure. It can boost our immune system and help you live longer. See Psalm 41:1-3; Proverbs 11:24-25; Acts 9:36-42; 2 Corinthians 8:1-4: 9:7

Preserving the Faith of the Fathers For Future Generations 

Habitual Thanksgiving

Dearly Beloved,

Greetings of Grace and Peace from the heart of God the Father in the Name of Jesus Christ by whom we have access to the riches of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

God has brought us this far by His grace and His mercies. Without God’s blessings and His favor none of us can experience true progress. Please learn to give God the credit for every little progress you experience. That is the way of humility. Proud people are never grateful. They never acknowledge God as the source of all good things that comes into their lives.

James 1:17 KJV
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

This means God only gives good things. He never gives bad things. God is good. He is full of goodness. There’s no badness in God. Everything that God does is to make us better and it’s all good. He never gives evil. The devil is the author of all evil. God is the source of true goodness.

John 3:27 KJV
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

Accredit all good things as coming down from the Lord. Give Him thanks. Testify about it. Tell everyone that it is the Lord that did. Don’t arrogate to yourself the glory and the credit that God deserves. That will slow you down.

1 Corinthians 4:7 KJV
For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

Everything we have become, done or have today are the results of God’s investments in our lives. God is calling us to a life of humility. Be careful to give God the glory for every blessing, progress or breakthrough you experience.

God amplifies or increases whatever we are grateful for. Whatever we complain about becomes worse. Whatever we learn to appreciate becomes bigger, better and sweeter.

One thing that will help you maximize the blessings and benefits that this season brings is to maintain an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude activates the power of God. The atmosphere of gratitude is the environment of supernatural multiplication.

It was an atmosphere of praise and thanksgiving that released the glory of the Lord during the dedication of the temple. It was also praise and gratitude that also led to the miraculous deliverance that Jehoshaphat and the children of Israel experienced in the Old Testament.

Thanksgiving creates the atmosphere for uncommon miracles. Bread and fish multiplied in the New Testament when Jesus gave thanks for the little boy’s lunch He was given. Little becomes much when we are grateful to God. Jesus raised Lazarus in an attitude of thanksgiving.

We have entered a season of unusual miracles. We are in a season of God sized miracles: Deeds that will make people wonder about God’s involvement in your life. God seeks to show up on your behalf in a BIGGER way. He wants to show off His Power, Provision and His goodness on your behalf. All this can only happen when we maintain an attitude of gratitude to create an atmosphere for God to do things that are exceeding abundantly above all that you ask or think. Selah

In His Majesty’s Service,

DWF

The Power of thanksgiving

Greetings in the Matchless Name of our Lord Jesus Christ by whom we have gained access to the inner counsels of the Lord through the Power of the Holy Spirit.

Today I want to continue our discussion on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the heartfelt expression of gratitude and appreciation to God for what He has done, what He is doing or what you expect Him to do.

The attitude of gratitude is one of the habits that when mastered can make your life a continuous journey of blessings and increase. Complaining is the opposite of gratitude. Those who complain remain stuck in the past and never make meaningful progress. But those who maintain the attitude of gratitude soar to higher altitudes of greater accomplishments and uncommon achievements. See John 6:5-13; 11:38-44.

This was obvious in the life of Jesus Christ our Lord. He was always grateful. He gave thanks for five loaves and two fishes. When we always find something to be grateful for, it gives us a positive outlook on life. Gratitude fuels positivity. It affects your confession and your outlook on life. But complaining does the opposite. The more you complain, the worse life becomes. In fact, if you look at Numbers 21:4-9, you will notice that bitterness and complaining opens the door to the devil. Complaining licenses the devil to oppress you.

Complaining can lead to an early grave. It can result in a loss of heritage or opportunities. The children of Israel did not get into their inheritance because of negative confession and a negative mindset. The more you talk about a problem, the bigger it gets in your mind and it becomes an obsession. But if you focus on thanking God for the little good you see around you, the more good you will see. Thanksgiving clarifies the mind and refines the imagination.

Stop complaining. Please take out a piece of paper or a note to write down the good things you can see in your life or notice in your environment that you can be grateful for. Developing an attitude of gratitude will deliver you from negativity. Thanksgiving is a multiplier. It will make your life better. It will make your marriage better. Cultivate the attitude of gratitude and your life will be more fruitful and fulfilling. Selah

In His Majesty’s Service,

DWF

P. S.
Please read the following scriptures:
Psalm 107; 115; 136; 145.

How To Prosper in Difficult Times

Genesis 26:1-5; 12-14

  1. Surrender to God as Your Source. God is the Source of everything you have, you need or will ever need. In Him all things consist. See Colossians 1:16-17; John 3:27; Psalm 27:1-5; 127:1-2; Jeremiah 17:5-8; Matthew 6:24-33; Deuteronomy 8:17-18
  2. Submit Yourself to be a Steward of God’s resources. See 1 Corinthians 4:7; 1 Peter 4:10 NASB; John 3:27; 2 Corinthians 9:10-13
  3. See Money as a tool. See money as tool to use, invest or bless others. Use it to advance the interests and the causes of the kingdom of God. See Luke 6:38; Matthew 6:19-24; 2 Corinthians 8:1-12; 9:6-14
  4. Search the Scriptures for the Promises of Your Provision: See Hosea 4:6; Acts 20:32; Luke 12:32; Job 5:19-23; Psalm 33:18-20; 37:18-19; Philippians 4:19
  5. Speak the Promises of God over your situation. See Hebrews 13:5-6;
  6. Seek God for a Now Word about your situation. See Genesis 26:1-5; 2 Chronicles 20:1-17; 2 Kings 6:25-7:20
  7. Schedule time to Praise God. See Psalm 67:5-7; 2 Chronicles 20:1-30; Habakkuk 3:17-19; Psalm 69:29-36

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

How To Know God Personally and Intimately

How To Know God Personally and Intimately

Philippians 3:3-10; Ephesians 3:14-19

To know Him. God created you know Him intimately and personally. See Exodus 6:6-7; 8:10; 16:12; Deuteronomy 4:32-35; John 17:3; Jeremiah 9:23-24; 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:8-12; Psalm 82:5; Hosea 4:6; 6:3; Isaiah 5:13; Daniel 11:32

How to know God personally and intimately:
Through the New Birth. When a man or woman becomes born again, he or she receives the capacity to know God personally and intimately. See 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Ephesians 4:17-18; John 3:1-7; Romans 8:16; Psalm 51:6; Psalm 18:28; Proverbs 20:27; John 1:4-5; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Matthew 11:25; Matthew 13:11; Acts 22:14;

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Through the Word: The primary to know God is through His Written Word. The Written Word, the Bible is the accurate revelation of who God is. It is God’s testimony about Himself. See 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21. God and His Word are one. God and His Word are inseparable. God never contradicts His Word. John 1:1-3; 8:30-32; 2 Peter 1:2-3; 1 Samuel 3:1,7; 3:21;
Through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the agent of Divine Revelation. You cannot know God without the help of the Holy Spirit. He is our Teacher. The Holy Spirit gives us access to the accurate knowledge of God. See John 6:45; 14:26; 15:26. The Holy Ghost never contradicts the Written Word. He guides us in line with the Holy Spirit. See 16:13-15;1 Corinthians 2:9-12; 1 John 2:20,27


Through the Knowledge of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh. Everything He said or did was the Father’s will. The more we know Jesus the more we know the Father better. Jesus was the will of God in action. Jesus did exactly what God the Father wanted done in the way that He wanted it done. He was the PERFECT WILL OF GOD in motion. See John 1:14; 1:18 NLT, MSG, AMPC; 5:19-20; 5:30; 5:37-39; 6:38; 14:6-11
Through the teachings of God’s Word: When we teach and preach God’s Word we make God known unto others. Explanation and Proclamation are the anchors of revelation. See Romans 10:14-17; Ephesians 3:1-9; 1 Timothy 4:6; 2 Timothy 3:14-17. The goal of every sincere teacher or preacher should be to unveil Jesus Christ to others. See 2 Corinthians 4:1-5
Through time spent in prayer and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. As we spent time in fellowship with God, He will reveal deep and intimate things about Himself to us. This happens when we ask Him to reveal Himself to us. See Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 63:1-2; Ephesians 1:17-19; Colossians 1:9-10; Philippians 1:9-11


Through Visionary Encounters: Divine encounters through visions and revelations transforms our lives, our character, our attitudes and our disposition towards others. See Exodus 3:1-15; 6:1-2; 33:12-34:10; Isaiah 6:1-8; Acts 26:12-19; 2 Corinthians 12:1-10.

God reveals Himself through Visionary Encounters. All encounters must be tested with the Word.


Through Experiential Knowledge: As we walk with God and observe His workings we can tell whether something is of God or not. Walking with God leads to discernment. As you walk with God and engage ins spiritual exercises our spiritual senses are developed. See Exodus 32:15-18; 2 Kings 6:8-18; Hebrews 5:11-14; 1 Timothy 4:7-8


Through Dreams and Revelations: God also reveals Himself and His will to us through dreams and revelations. Every dream or revelation has to be tested with the Word of God. See Numbers 12:5-8; Joel 2:28; Acts 2:16-17; 16:9-10. A dream is a prophetic parable and needs to be interpreted in the light of God’s Word. See Job 33:14-18; Daniel 4:1-37; 7:1-14

The Pursuit of Greatness

Within every man or woman is the desire to be somebody special or significant. It is innate. We are all born with it. God created us for significance. That’s why we want to be first in class, do well on the job and deliver on the projects to which we are assigned.

Nobody was born to be failure. God’s plan for you is to make something beautiful out of your life. He has good plans for you. Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth.” He also said, “You are the light of the world.” That’s a grandiose vision. He gives them a global vision. See 1 John 4:4; 5:4; Romans 8:37; Matthew 5:14-16; Jeremiah 29:11 NIV, AMPC

However, we need to understand that salt does not exist for itself. Salt serves a purpose. Salt makes our food taste better. Salt preserves from decay or corruption. The Lord is saying to us that as we consistently serve humanity according to our divine purpose we gain influence with men.

As lights, we guide, we dispel darkness, we show the way, we expose what is hidden. Light has relevance when it serves its purpose. If you will serve with excellence as you carry out your purpose, you will find your influence growing and your impact increasing. Selah (See Matthew 4:23-25; 9:35-36; Acts 6:1-7)

Greatness is inside of You. Greatness is always a reward for service

Greatness is always a reward for service. I mean selfless and self sacrificing service. When we focus on making people better and upgrading their lives, we are on the road to timeless significance and enduring influence. When people know that we have their best interests at heart, they trust us, commit to us and follow us with unreserved loyalty. Focus on leaving everyone better than the way you find them. Be a value adder, in other words, add value to people wherever you find them.

The commitment to serve with the intention to make others better, uplift the downtrodden and empower the weak is what makes people like Mother Theresa unforgettable. She rose to fame and influence by serving the poorest of the poor with great love. She left her comfort zone to go to people of another culture to improve their wellbeing.

Every time you lift somebody, your platform is raised higher and your influence is enlarged to help more people. Every time you help someone less fortunate than you are, you are also enriched and improved because the seeds we sow come back into our lives many times over. See Proverbs 11:24-25 NLT, MSG, NKJV

The greatest men are not the men who have amassed the most wealth or built the greatest buildings. Greatness is not measured by popularity but by generational relevance earned through significant service to God and humanity. Selah (See John 12:24-26; 2 Samuel 7:9; Genesis 12:2)

The greatest men and women are those who have sacrificed their lives for a cause greater than themselves, leveraged their abilities and resources to make life better for others and influenced generations to come with their vision and the quality of their character. That’s greatness. ‬See Romans 16:3-4; Acts 15:25; 20:24; 1 Corinthians 15:30-31 NIV.

Think of people like Jesus Christ our Lord who laid down His life for the salvation of humanity and gained a Name far greater than any other name in all three worlds of existence. See Philippians 2:5-11; Galatians 2:20

What about the Apostle Paul who lived a life of significance that has made tremendous impact on this world for generations to come. He lived selflessly and gave himself to the furtherance’s of the work of the kingdom in the earth. See Acts 20:17-24; Galatians 6:17; 2 Timothy 4:6-8

Great men don’t seek theirs. They seek the good of all, that’s why they are remembered and loved by all. Selflessness earns trust. When we work with the intention to use all that we are, all that we have and all that we ever hope to be to advance the kingdom and to bless others we cannot be forgotten. God Himself blesses and increases us. Hallelujah!!!

Stop focusing on only your needs and seeking only what you want. Don’t be self consumed. Think about others. See Philippians 2:1-4; 1 Corinthians 13:5; Romans 12:10. Be considerate. Be kind and tender hearted, seeking the good and the betterment of others. Know that you are sowing good seeds. The harvest thereof will be far greater. Keep at it and you are on the path to greatness. Selah

In His Majesty’s Service,

DWF