There are problems all around and people are agitating what we must do, but what can you do?
We shall look at some cases in the bible and learn.
Exo 17:8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
There was a battle, Joshua was the general of the army, Moses was the link between man and
God, Aaron and Hur were also leaders.
Joshua as the general was leading on the battle field while Moses was on the mountain raising his hands as a symbol of lifting up the people before the Lord.
Aaron and Hur did the only thing they could do by helping Moses
Each of them played their parts and the battle was won.
What can you do?
Judges 3:15 But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab.
Jdg 3:20 And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat. 21 And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly: 22 And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out.
Ehud was a left-handed and that was what he could use to serve the Lord. There is no excuse, what can you do?
1Sam 17:39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him. 40 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
David could not use the armour and weapon of Saul, he had to use what he was conversant with. He had never seen a battle before not to talk of fighting.
Do not copy or be forced to do what you cannot do, what can you do?
Est 5:1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house. 2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre. 3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom. 4 And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.
Esther did not look for weapons of war but she used what she was conversant with. What are you conversant with, what can you do?
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Mat 21:1 “And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. 3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.”
Mat 21:6 “And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, 7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. 8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.”
An ordinary ass, a tied down ass, a useless ass, when the ass got to Jesus, the ass became very important.
That is the power of TRANSFORMATION.
God is in the business of transforming lives. Look at these examples
These are but few a examples, to show the greatness and the goodness of God. He is not a partial God whatever He did for others, He will do for you.
How do you see your situation, He has not changed. Come to Him with open mind and He will transform your life.
Because of our limited knowledge and sight, we call some years wastage when they are developing years. During the silent years, it may seem that God is far away from us because He may be quiet at that time. Remember that the examiner is quiet during examinations.
We shall use some cases in the Bible to illustrate what we are saying.
Those years in slavery and imprisonment were silent years for him. These years were the period he learnt how to handle people and resources. This was the period that God trained him through exposures and other areas to be able to handle the work ahead of him that he did not know about. If you had seen it as wasted years, rethink because silent years are developing years.
As we look at these four personalities, we can see that those silent years were developing years.
Are you passing through some silent years and you are calling them wasted years? In the economy of God, He would and will never use a vessel that is not well-trained. May be you do not know His method of training. His ways are not our ways. Cheer up and give yourself fully to His training during your developing years and you will never be disappointed.
These four examples, came out of the silent years with a bang. If you patiently allow God, you are coming out with a bang also
YOU NEED ME AND I NEED YOU
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was
without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God
moved upon the face of the waters.
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them
have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and
over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and
without him was not anything made that was made.
At the creation of the world, The Almighty God did not stand alone as we can see in the above
passages. The Holy Spirit was there and God specifically said, “Let us make man in our image,
after our likeness” If God had to call the Holy Spirit and God the Son in the creation of the
world, then it makes it compulsory for you and for me to see how to work together with other
men and women of God.
Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will
make him an help meet for him.
When God created the world, everything was very good but there was something that God saw
that was not good and that was that Adam was alone. If God said that it was not good, still it is not
Eccl 4:9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 10
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth;
for he hath not another to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat:
but how can one be warm alone? 12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand
him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Solomon with the wisdom of God set out why you and I need one another. We are not wiser than
the word of God, so we need one another.
Mark 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two;
and gave them power over unclean spirits;
When Jesus sent out His disciples to go on evangelism, He sent them two and two. At that time,
security was better than today still He sent them two and two. That is teaching us that isolation is
not of God.
Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me
Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
As the Holy Spirit released these ministers to start the missionary journey, He sent them together
and not in isolations.
So we can see that God the Father at creation, God the Son in releasing His disciples and God the
Holy Spirit in sending Paul and Barnabas have shown us that we must work together.
God created us in His own image. If God worked in unity with others how you and I can work
The fallen nature of man brought selfishness and today, selfishness is a virus that we have not got
an antivirus to fight it except total commitment to Christ.
Many pastors, Bishops and church leaders are selfish. Most of the programs are meant for selfglorification and pride promotion. How to get more money, fame, and position is affecting many
church leaders and because of that we cannot cooperate to do the work of the ONLY FATHER OF
Whether you like it or not, there are some things in your life that others must come in to help. We
all need one another. Remember a tree does not make a forest and a stick of broom cannot sweep
the ground. Also, you must remember that it is united we stand and divided we fall.
Yes, you have problems with other people but let us be factual with ourselves, don’t you have
problems with yourself as an individual?
God the Great Creator made diversities in everything in life. So instead of hating the differences,
why don’t you love the similarities?
Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will
make him an help meet for him.
At the creation of the world, everything was very good. The first and only time God recognized
something that was not good at that time was the man that was alone and quickly God created a
companion for him.
Researchers had come out to see the importance of having partners. Even to embrace has clinical
effects and psychological effects on men and women including children. By having some times
with friends and relations can elongate your life as researchers said. So why will you stay alone,
work alone and die alone when God had created men and women to help you?
If you follow the earthly ministry of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, you will see that He was
always with some people even in the Garden of Gethsemane, He requested Peter, John and James
to tarry with Him.
The common excuse that the people are bad is not enough. How good are you? Among the disciples
of Jesus, there was a Judas Iscariot. Please do not only and always focus on the Judases because
Peter was there, John was there and in fact there were eleven others apart from Judas. So today,
we hear the Judases but the Peters and John are still there.
The greatest problem in getting good men and women is that we are not making ourselves available
to those who need us. Secondly we see others with preconceived opinions. See others as children
and creatures of God that were created in His own image and things will start to change around
At another time, our expectations are too high and that leads us to disappointment. Always
remember that we all have our limitations and weaknesses.
Another very important point to note is that nobody is totally good and nobody is totally bad. Be
ready to learn from anybody and God can use anybody to help you.
We shall see some cases in the Bible how men and women needed others to carry out their
assignments for God.
Joseph could solve the problem of the king. How would the king know that there was somebody
called Joseph who could help him? Somebody had to stand in between them. Somebody
recommended Joseph to the king.
MOSES ON THE MOUNT
Exo 17:8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said unto
Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the
top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to
him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11
d it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let
down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone,
and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one
on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going
down of the sun. 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the
Joshua led the battle as the captain. He needed supernatural power through Moses to win the battle.
Moses needed the support of Aaron and Hur to raise up his hands for Joshua to defeat the enemies
on the battle field.
Joshua needed Moses, Moses needed Joshua also.
Moses could not raise the hand all day without the help of Aaron and Hur.
All these interconnections had to take place to the victory they all wanted to be achieved.
SAUL AT HIS CORONATION
1Samuel 10:26 And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of
men, whose hearts God had touched.
At that time, Saul did not even knew what he needed but God had already prepared some men for
him. These men were to be the core of his workers later.
DAVID AND THE WILDERNESS LIVE
1Ch 12:1 Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close
because of Saul the son of Kish: and they were among the mighty men, helpers of the war.
2 They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling
stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of Saul’s brethren of Benjamin. 8 And of
the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of
might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces
were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains; 16 And there
came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David. 17 And David went
out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye become peaceably unto me to
help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies,
seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke
it. 18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine
are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be
to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them
captains of the band. 19 And there fell some of Manasseh to David, when he came with the
Philistines against Saul to battle: but they helped them not: for the lords of the Philistines
upon advisement sent him away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul to the jeopardy of
our heads.21 And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty
men of valour, and were captains in the host. 22 For at that time day by day there came to
David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.
God knew the program He had for David, so He directed the able men who could help him achieve
the plans of God for his live.
THE WIDOW WOMAN
2Ki 4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto
Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear
the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. 2 And
Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And
she said, Thine handmaid hath not anything in the house, save a pot of oil. 3 Then he said,
Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a
few. 4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons,
and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full. 5 So
she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels
to her; and she poured out. 6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said
unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel
7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt,
and live thou and thy children of the rest.
This widow was to go and borrow some vessels to collect her miracle oil. That means she had
good human relationship with her neighbours. That is why they could release their empty
containers to her. God will use people to bless you. How is your relationship with others?
NAAMAN THE LEPER
2Ki 5:1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his
master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he
was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper. 2 And the Syrians had gone out by
companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she
waited on Naaman’s wife. 3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with
the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy. 4 And one went in,
and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel.
2Ki 5:9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the
house of Elisha. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan
seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. 11 But Naaman
was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and
stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and
recover the leper. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the
waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a
rage. 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the
prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather
then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself
seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again
like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
It was a slave girl who made Naaman to know that solution was waiting for him in Samaria. Could
a slave girl have something good for a general of the army? Never look down on anybody because
you do not know who God will use to show you where your miracles are waiting for you.
When Naaman was angry because his expectations was higher than the instructions given to him,
it was his servants that convince him to obey the simple instructions and he did.
You need those who are high you also need those who are low. It was a slave that made him to
know there was solution and it was his servants that persuaded him.
Never underrate anybody because you do not know who God will use to help you.
Luk 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God,
he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the
fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And he entered into one
of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the
land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. 4 Now when he had left
speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a
draught. 5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and
have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. 6 And when they had
this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. 7 And they
beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help
them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
Jesus needed the assistance of Simon Peter so as to preach to the surging crowd. Jesus also gave
assistance to Peter who had laboured without success…
When Peter saw the great fishes, he beckoned to his friend who helped him to load the two boats.
If Peter was fighting with the other fishermen, that day his boat could have sank into the sea with
him and the fishes.
On the day of your miracle, you will need some men and women, so watch out.
We must learn to build bridges and not fences or walls. Bridges to link you to others who you will
help or who will help you. By building walls you will eventually imprison yourself and limit
yourself. The more bridges you build, the better connected you are and this is what we need today
to be able to achieve our purpose of existence.
Joseph was called of God, he did not die as a slave or prisoner, he mounted the throne.
Moses lived in the wilderness for forty years before he answered the call of the Lord, he did not die until he fulfilled his ministry.
Joshua did not die in the wilderness , he led the people into the land of promise.
With all the chase of Saul the king, David did not die in the wilderness, he mounted the throne.
Why Will you die before your glory?
Why will you not fulfill your purpose on earth?
Is God not big enough?
Will He say and not do?
Go to God and allow Him to carry you through.
Pro 8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. 36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
Today, a lot of people actually hate themselves because of how they handle themselves and whatever concerns them.
Very many times, we accuse the devil of causing problems in our lives when we are the real problems of ourselves. Ignorance is a great sickness and it is a crime against self. Ignorance had made us to be accusing Satan all these days and if we will wake up to our responsibility today, it will be easy for us to enjoy a life of victory everyday.
Today, we shall look at some areas in our lives whereby we have become enemies of ourselves and helping Satan to accomplish his desires for our lives.
AREAS WE DEMONSTRATE HATRED FOR OURSELVES
Philippians 3: 7 – 11
Commitment is the greatest key to success. The more committed you are the more successful you will be. As we look at these statements said by these prominent people of God, we can see their commitment and we also can see that they were all successful in their endeavors.
This world is a spiritual world whether you believe it or not. There are witches and wizards who plan against our lives but when they sit down and plan against you, or when they think that they had finalized everything against you that is when your beginning will start.
Joseph’s brothers thought that they had finished but it was after that his glories came.
Saul pronounced death on David and it was after that David’s glory came.
Therefore, no program of darkness against your life this year will work. Where they thought that they had finalized things against you that is where you are going to start. Your glories shall rise like the mighty sun in Jesus’ name – AMEN
HAPPY NEW YEAR
At the beginning of a new year, many prophecies are released by Prophets. As a teacher of the word of God, I have somethings for you.
Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
As we look at these promises and our coming into this new year, we can start to operate in new dimensions.
To start with, you are to decree a thing before it can be established. What will you decree this new year?
Deuteronomy 33:25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
Open your mouth and shout it loud, that your shoes shall be iron and brass because you will tramp on serpents and scorpions this year and they shall all die in the mighty name of Jesus.
Every year, you are growing older, then the word of God says “as thy days, so shall thy strength be.” That means, as you are getting older, you will be getting stronger in your faith and relationship with the Lord, that gives you more power. Remember that strength is power.
Psalms 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
This is a personal message, this is a personal confession, and personal declaration, “The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me”
Whatever concerns you, on health, business, family, and every area of your life, The LORD will perfect it.
Please, let these be your testimony and confession as you love the Lord more and serves Him more this new year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR.