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The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Dearly Beloved,

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

 

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Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten

Dearly Beloved,

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

Changing From Glory to Glory

Dearly Beloved,

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

The Blessed Life

Dearly Beloved,

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

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