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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.

Suggested Messages by Apostle David Wale Feso:
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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

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

Faith For Your Vision

Habakkuk 2:1-4
What is faith?Faith is the visible expression of confidence in God and His Word. See James 2:18,20,26
Faith is taking God at His Word. See Numbers 23:19; Romans 3:3-4; Luke 1:38,45.
Faith is acting on the Word. See Luke 5:5
Faith is confident rest in the faithfulness of God. See Hebrews 11:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:24 KJV; MSG
Faith is present confidence in God and His Word. See Hebrews 11:1
Faith is seeing life from the viewpoint of God’s Word. Faith seeing life from God’s perspective. See Romans 4:17; Genesis 17:4-8; Judges 6:11-16
Faith is a confidant attitude based on God’s Word. See 2 Corinthians 4:13; Hebrews 13:5-6
What is Vision?A vision is a revelation of God’s redemptive plan and your role in it. See Judges 6:11-16; Acts 26:16-19
A Vision is the image of a preferable future. It is a clear and compelling picture of the future that inspires people to cooperate or collaborate towards its fulfillment. See Proverbs 29:18; Acts 16:9-10; Genesis 11:1-6
How to develop faith for your vision:

  1. Clarity: Faith requires clarity. You vision must be clear and concise. You must be definite about what you want to achieve. See Habakkuk 2:2-4: Romans 4:17-18; Genesis 15:1-6
  2. Conviction: You have to believe in your own vision. The conviction of the leader becomes the inspiration of his followers. See Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:17-21; Habakkuk 2:4; Hebrews 11:11

What are the convictions you must have to see vision fulfilled?A. Believe that God cannot lie. See Numbers 23:19; Titus 1:2; 2 Timothy 2:13B. Believe that God is faithful. That is, He does what He says. See Hebrews 11:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; 1 Kings 8:56C. Believe that God has ordained your life to be a success story. See Jeremiah 29:11; Isaiah 14:24-27 MSG

  1. Confession: Speak what you believe. See Matthew 17:20; Mark 11:22-23. You will not see your vision fulfilled until you learn to boldly declare what you expect. Proclaim your aspirations. What you say is what you get. Proverbs 18:20-21; 13:2-3; Numbers 13:31-33; 14:1-10,28; Joshua 14:6-14; Luke 1:38; Mark 5:28 AMPC
  2. Community: A group of people of common interests or united beliefs. You need a community of faith friends. You cannot succeed alone. Ecclesiastes 4:9; Hebrews 3:12-13; Proverbs 27:17; 13:20. Your faith community should consist of the following: People who are above you who teach you, coach and correct you. Like Samuel to David or Zechariah to Uzziah. See 2 Chronicles 26:5. The essence of coaching is so that you can be more, do more and have more. People who stand beside you to encourage you and work with you. Believe that God will send you the right people to work with you. See 1 Samuel 10:26; 1 Chronicles 12:22,33-49,38
  3. Charisma: God will equip and empowe you to do what He has called you to do. There’s a grace to do what you are assigned to do. Grace is the divine empowerment for a God-given assignment. Grace is the ability to do effortlessly what is humanly impossible. Believe in the grace in you and on you. See 2 Timothy 1:8-9; Ephesians 3:7; 1 Corinthians 15:10
  4. Consistency. The fulfillment of any dream requires consistency. We have all learned in this ministry that success is a reward for consistency. Dreams are aborted or denied when there’s no consistent commitment to personal growth and development. You have to constantly invest in the development of your competence in incremental proportions. See Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2-3; Proverbs 22:29; 13:4; 12:24,27; 10:4; James 1:25; Mark 5:28 AMPC

God Cares For You

Dearly Beloved,
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.


It behooves me to write you an encouraging letter in the midst of the abundance of evil tidings and the prevalent fear in today’s world. God is still mindful of you. He does care about you. Nothing takes God by surprise. He saw it coming and has a protective plan to cover you and yours in these times.
Kindly remember how God distinguished the children of Israel while they were in Egypt from all forms of destruction and plagues in their day. The Lord does not change. We even have a better testament based on better promises. He who preserved Israel will preserve you and yours in these stormy times. See Exodus 8:22-23; 9:1-5; 10:21-23; Hebrews 7:22; 8:6.
This is a time to trust God to keep His promises concerning you and your household as outlined in Psalm 91. God is a faithful God who keeps covenant to a thousand generations. You are the seed of Abraham in Christ which means Psalm 91 and all its constituent blessings of protection are yours. See Galatians 3:26-29; Galatians 3:13-14: 2 Corinthians 1:18-20.
Feed your faith with the sure promises of God’s Word. Listen to faith boosting messages everyday. Speak the promises of God over you and your household everyday. Receive communion everyday as a family. Then walk in love. If you do these things, “No evil shall befall you and no plague shall come near your dwelling.” Hallelujah!!!
As it is written, “ “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.” See Deuteronomy 28:6. God is watching over you everyday. Fret not! Rest in His Love. He is more concerned about your wellbeing than you know. Remember He is always mindful of you. That means God is always thinking about you. Selah! See Psalm 8:4; 115:12-16; 144:1-3; 1 Peter 5:7-9 AMPC
In the midst of these perilous times, May God t Father Himself be your covering. May He cover you and yours all day long, keeping you free from harm, destruction and all forms of deadly infections in Jesus Name, Amen. You are safe in Him. Shalom
Blessings,
DWF

The Mindset of a Successful Minister

Proverbs 23:7; Philippians 2:5; 3:15-17
Your mindset decides from the outset the outcome of your life.
The quality of your thinking is what determines the quality of your life. Your quality of your thinking decides the quality of your living.
The state of your mind is what determines the state of your life and ministry. See 2 Corinthians 10:3-6; 2 Timothy 2:24-26
Success is a reward for thinking, talking and acting in line with God’s plans and purposes for your life.

  1. Audacity: God called you to do this. Knowing that you are genuinely called of God emboldens. See Hebrews 5:4; 1 Timothy 1:12; Galatians 1:1,10
  2. Veracity: Know that God’s Word is truth. You believe it and act on it. You are called to be an example of faith to other believers and faith is taking God at His Word. See Numbers 23:19; Romans 3:3-4; Titus 1:2; 1 Timothy 5:12; Hebrews 6:12; 13:7
  3. Identity: Know who you are. Your identity is what determines your attitude, your behavior and your performance. See 1 John 4:4; 5:4; Jeremiah 1:4-10; Matthew 5:13-16
  4. Authority: You have authority over every devil. To succeed in ministry, you must understand your authority in Christ, appropriate your authority and exercise your authority. Ministry is Warfare. See Matthew 16:18-19; 18:18-20; Luke 9:1; 10:17-20; Mark 9:38-39
  5. Capacity: You have the Power to do what you are called to do. Whatever God has called you to do is what He will empower you do. See Matthew 10:1; Luke 9:1-6; Ephesians 3:7; Philippians 4:13; 2 Corinthians 3:4-6; 4:7
  6. Generosity: Know the Power of giving. Generosity endears you to God and men. See 1 Kong’s 3:1-15; Luke 6:38; 16:10-12; 1 Corinthians 16:15-18; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
  7. Priority: Do all that you do to promote the kingdom of God. See Matthew 6:33; 2 Chronicles 26:5; John 4:34; 8:29; 9:4; 6:38; Matthew 12:28
  8. Intimacy: Your personal walk with God is very important. All fruitfulness flows out of intimacy. See John 15:4-5. The place of Prayer is the place of empowerment. Acts 4:29-33; James 5:16. The place of prayer is the place of direction. See Mark 1:35-39; Acts 13:1-2. Get intimate with God through the Word. The Bible is the thoughts of God captured in print. See Daniel 11:32; 1 Samuel 2:12; 3:7,21; Acts 20:32; Exodus 34:5-10
  9. Intensity. You cannot be passive and succeed in ministry. You need to be passionate about your work. See John 9:4; Matthew 11:11-12; 1 Corinthians 9:16-18; Acts 17:16
  10. Consistency: Success is a reward for consistency. See Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2-3; James 1:25. If you will be faithful to do exactly what God has called you to do, you will get the reward thereof. See Proverbs 20:6; 28:20; Luke 16:10-12