Jide Oladimeji

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ACCOUNTING

“Accounting is the only Profession practised on earth and in heaven”
“Account for all ur actions on earth and account for same in heaven”.
Now look at this ⤵
*BALANCE SHEET Of LIFE*

Birth is your
*Opening Stock.*

What comes to you
is
*Credit.*

What goes from you
is
*Debit.*

Your ideas are your
*Assets.*

Your bad habits are
your
*Liabilities.*

Your character is
your
*Capital*

Your happiness is
your
*Profit.*

Your sorrow is your
*Loss.*

Your knowledge is
your
*Investment*

Your age is your
*Depreciation.*

Death is your
*Closing Stock.*

And finally :
God is your auditor
.
Always endeavor to have a perfect Balance Sheet because your *AUDITOR* will come back sooner than later.
Share with all and Keep your books in proper order.
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DON’T STOP THAT HELPING HAND!!

*DON’T STOP THAT HELPING HANDS!!!*

He lived on me during our undergraduate days because his parents were poor.

My family didn’t mind, in fact he had the key to my room, he could come in any time like our child.

He respected me so much, we were so closed.

After our Youth Service, I travelled to America for further studies, my parents have the means.

Before long I settled in America, his letters started coming in, asking about life in America and telling me about difficult life in Nigeria.

I thought to myself, it’s better I severe relationship with this poor guy, before he started asking me to bring him to America.

Haven’t I done enough in his life?

Let him go and sort himself out.

I finally severed the relationship.

I didn’t allow him to have access to me again.

Not long, I heard he has become PA to a Medical Doctor, good for him.

In no time the Medical Doctor became a Governor and sponsored him to the State House of Representative.

He became Speaker, then he became Governor of the State.

While still struggling in America it dawned on me that I have missed it, a friend God gave me to assist and yet I stopped.

We would have ruled the State together baring the respect he had for me.

My dear friend, this is a true life story I have just shared with you.

*Who you are helping today?*

*May be the one to help you tomorrow.*

You might be indirectly taking care of your tomorrow.

*Who is that you are helping, don’t stop, don’t malign the person.*

*Whatever the situation and circumstances of your family and friends, don’t neglect them in times of need.*

*Even, if you don’t have money, you should have words that comfort them.*

*Some people only need that to forge on in life,*

*Just be a blessing to everyone that cross your paths*

*Nothing Is Permanent In This Life*

*Whatsapp* killed *BBM*

*Youtube* killed *DVD*

*Bluetooth* killed *Infrared*

*Xender* killed *Bluetooth*

*CDs* killed *Cassettes*

*Android* killed *Windows* phone

*Uber* killed *Yellow Cab*

*Phone* killed *Post Office*

*SMS* killed *Letter Writing*

*Email* killed *Fax*

*Civilization* killed *Culture*

*Computer* killed *Typewriter*

*E-card* killed *Hallmark Card*

*Maggi* killed *Dawa Dawa*

*Money* killed *True Love*

What else killed what again?

*Internet* killed *Library*

*Google* killed *Dictionary*

*Wikipedia* killed *Encyclopedia*

*No condition is permanent in this world. Be humble.*

So my beloved whatever position you are today use it positively, tomorrow may not be yours but someone else’s, it is the measure you met on them today you get tomorrow, so live life with the fear of God…

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PRECIOUS MOTHER’S

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL precious mothers. You carried them nine months in your womb, three years on your laps and forever in your heart. Your labour of love shall never be in vain.

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1 John 4:4 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/1jn.4.4.KJV

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1 John 4:1 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/1jn.4.1.KJV

The Evidence.

*The Evidence*

One day after preparing to go out, I looked at my hand and was so surprised to see that my wrist is now looking fairer than all the parts of my body. Could it be my cream and why am I just noticing this? I thought.

On a second thought I remembered that this place has often been covered by my wristwatch. It dawned on me that the mark was given to me by my leather wrist watch.

*Wow!* So my *consistency* in wearing a wristwatch has left an evidence or a mark on my body.

*In the same way*, If you see a chain *smoker*, observe the colour of his teeth and see that the smoke has left an evidence on his teeth. Even without a cigar you will know he has interacted
with cigarette.

If you see a *drunk*, he wakes up in the morning uncoordinated even when he has taken no wine.

If you see someone who uses *glasses*, it leaves a mark at the sides of his face..

If you see someone that *gyms*, it leaves an evidence on his body building.

*Beloved,* when a man begins to seek God in *prayers and the word*, it leaves an evidence on him. Suddenly the fear of the future begins to fade… *New hope* begins to rise.. He sees the sick and feels like laying his hands…
He begins to speak wisdom when he talks… You suddenly become bold as a lion. You suddenly discover that even though you lack money but you are rich… And so you say “silver and gold I have not but what I have I give thee… Rise up and walk”! *You cannot interact with God’s Spirit continually and the evidence will not be there…*

The apostles discovered the evidence that followed them and then said.. *”let’s give ourselves to Prayer and the Ministry of God’s word”.*

Brethren… *Power failure in Christians is due to prayer/word failure.*

*#Anything you practice overtime leaves an evidence on you…*

We practice God’s presence too. Moses practiced it for 40 days and people could
not look at him again. But in our days, His presence is ever with us yet we don’t practice it.

*Isaiah 45:19″*… I would not have told the people of Israel to seek me if I could not be found…”

*We can’t give ourselves to seeking God and come out with nothing as the evidence.*

God living in a man should produce an evidence of His presence in the man!

Stop living a casual life, you wake up in the morning and all you think about is business, money and food..

Your prayers are done on the road. *Mind you that living a life with no place for God has its own evidence…*

We don’t seek Evidence, they naturally manifest
over time not after one long prayer…. It’s over time.

Consistency is key to Greater Manifesting.

Tarry in The Place Of Prayer. It will rub off, and pay off very soon.

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KNOWING WHO YOU ARE

Self-recognition is something we should all know and accept.

In handling Self-recognition it normally work on reference levels.

  1. Know who you are politically
  2. Know who you are academically/educationally
  3. Know who you are physically
  4. Know who you are emotionally
  5. Know who you are socially
  6. Know who you are health wise
  7. Know who you are spiritually

When you look at these reference levels, you will know how to describe yourself.

We need the platform to understand and relate with and to others.

We shall take the last reference level which is knowing yourself spiritually.

Incidentally, this is the highest reference level but we also need to clarify it.

For those in witchcraft, those with marine powers, occult powers and demonic involvements, any of these can affect all the other six reference levels either positively or negatively.

There is an area that we must deeply and seriously understand – the Christian life.

This life supersede the other spiritual areas in man’s relationship with the spiritual world.

In the reality, the world is a spiritual world. The physical things that we see has spiritual undertone.

Academic, social, health, and every area of man is controlled by the spiritual realm.

When we now talk of Christianity, we are talking about superior life that is above every realm of the spirit world.

Satan is fighting this by introducing fake Christianity or unreal Christianity. This attempt of Satan is to rob us of the power that cannot be challenged in the mighty name of Jesus.

Remember that a polluted pipeline will release polluted water. Most of our ministers today are polluted. So, they release polluted messages that is deadly and destructive but we are too ignorant to see and understand. The good news is that you can discover yourself.

Examine yourself and confess every known sin to God, asking for forgiveness in the name of Jesus and the blood of Jesus will cleanse you from every sin.

Once you are genuinely born again, regenerated and transformed, you are a new creature. At that point, the spirit of the Living God lives in you.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

As a Christian, you belong to another kingdom where the King over-rules all things because He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Once you received Christ as your Lord and saviour, you are a child of the Living God.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Then, you make use of who you are in Christ.

Let me give some examples –

DAVID

1Sa 17:32 And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: 35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. 36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. 37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.

David went confidently to Saul that he would go and kill the giant.

1Sa 17:41 And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him. 42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance. 43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field. 45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. 46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands. 48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. 49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

By the time David saw Goliath, he spoke into his life.

He was confident, fearless, and could not imagine that God could fail him.

David had never seen war in his life because he was not old enough to go to the battlefield. He did not have any weapon or armour but he had the name of the Lord.

Daniel 11:32 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.

DANIEL

Dan 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9 Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. 10 And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king. 11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. 13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king’s meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants. 14 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. 15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat.

Daniel knew God would not like them to eat food offered to idols. So, he requested and eventually offer for a test. He said give us beans for ten days. Can ten days be enough to see practical changes over a repeated mono-meal? Remember that the world is a spiritual world. At the end of ten days wonders had taken palace.

DANIEL’S FRIENDS

Dan 3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. 19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. 20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. 21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 22 Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. 23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.

Dan 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. 26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire. 27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. 28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. 29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

They were so sure that God could not neglect or forget them at this point, so they talked with boldness and fearlessness.

You can see many examples in the bible and see the boldness, confidence and fearlessness the people used to approach their problems or enemies. Some would first of all run to God and them open their mouth and speak words of authority.

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

Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

Mar 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That 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 things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

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.

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

With these references, if you are a child of God throw away fear, panicking and lack of confidence and walk as the son of the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Speak to every situation according to your desire and that it will glorify the name of the Lord and it shall be so.

Right now, wipe off your tears and reassure yourself of who you are and start to act accordingly.

WHO ARE YOU?

God created man as a master piece and Satan came to destroy the man that is a super master of God’s
creation. Today, man has voluntarily become a slave of sin and he is at the mercies of Satan and the
demonic spirits for them to handle anyhow. If we can just know who we are and what we are capable of
doing, Satan will be put to shame in us and in our life forever.
1. REALIZE WHO YOU ARE
Self-recognizing is compulsory for any meaningful thing to be done in life. Failure, defeat and
disappointments are the result of not knowing who we are. You are not an accident in this world and
God has a program of success for your life – Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward
you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Let us examine some area that can define us on the physical rhyme.
1. Who are you?
2. Who is your father/mother?
3. What tribe or nation are you from?
4. What ability or gift do you have?
5. What knowledge do you have?
There are positions we have that are natural and the greatest position is the spiritual position. You must
realize who you are in Christ if you are born again.
John 1: 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even
to them that believe on his name:
John 8: 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Romans 8: 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15. For ye
have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption,
whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be
that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
2. KNOW YOUR POSITION
Judges 6:11 And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah,
that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to
hide it from the Midianites. 12. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him,
The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour. 13. And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord,
if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our
fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath
forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites. 14. And the LORD looked upon
him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites:
have not I sent thee?
We need to define our positions
1. The FALSE (Deceived) Position
Jdg 16:20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and
said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was
departed from him. 21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to
Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.
2. The IGNORANT Position – Gideon did not know who he was until God revealed it to him
because he was ignorant of his position.
3. The REALIZED Position Luke 15: 17 – 20 – the prodigal son is a good is a good
example of somebody who suddenly realized his position of sonship.
4. The BLESSED Position – this is the position of the redeemed if only they will realize it and
enjoy it. Let us see some examples of those who knew their positions and used them
accordingly.
I. David 1Samuel 17: 45 – 51; 26: 3 – 12 II. Elijah 1Kings 17: 1 – 4; 18: 22 – 39
III. The three Hebrew children Daniel 3: 16 – 30 IV. Elisha 2Kings 2: 13 – 15
V. Daniel Dan 1: 8 – 16; 2: 14 – 23; 6: 10 – 24 VI. Paul Acts 13: 6 – 12
3. KNOW THE PROMISES THAT REVEAL YOU
For you to know and operate in your blessed position, you need to know the word of God and the
promises that stand for you, we shall take few promises. As you read through them, meditate seriously
on them and stand where God stands.
1. Psalms 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in
Lebanon.
2. Psalms 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost
parts of the earth for thy possession.
3. Isaiah 45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to
come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
4. Psalms 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed,
but abideth for ever. 2. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about
his people from henceforth even for ever. 3. For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot
of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
5. 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.
6. Psalms 121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
7. Psalms 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit
in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
8. Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no
good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
9. Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall
rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
10. Zechariah 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations
which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
11. Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things
as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

NO WEAPON

Isa 54:15  Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. 16  Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. 

It is precious to be born again and belong to the kingdom of God.

God is greater than any ad every weapon of the enemies, so, He can boldly say that “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; ….”   Isa 54:17

Sin is the chain of Satan. Once you are living in sin you are in captivity of Satan. You cannot command your master.

Immediately you confess your sins to God and ask for forgiveness   in the name of Jesus, your sins will be forgiven you and then you will become the child of the Kingdom.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Immediately you become a child of the kingdom, you can claim this beautiful promise – “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; ….”   Isa 54:17

We shall see some people in the Bible and see how the weapons of their enemies could not prosper.

  1. Potiphar Against Joseph

His weapon was imprisonment without terms. Joseph had no family, friend or sympathizer who could have fought for him.

At that time, it was as if God was not there. God used the weapon of Potiphar to link Joseph to the palace. So, the weapon of Potiphar did not prosper against Joseph.

  1. Pharaoh At The Red Sea

His weapons were chariots, horses, horse-men, selected soldiers, swords, spears, bow and arrows, and other ones. He was so sure that with those weapons, he would totally finish the Israelites.

By the following morning, he and all he had had sank into the sea.

Exo 15:1  Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. 2  The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. 3  The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. 4  Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone

Pharaoh’s weapons against the children of Israel could not prosper.

  1. Goliath

1Sa 17:4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 5 And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass. 6 And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. 7 And the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam; and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him. 

1Sa 17:43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 

Goliath came to the battle field well prepared.

  • His stature was terrific.
  • His weapons and armour were very terrible and above that,
  • He also came with his gods.

So, he had comprehensive weapons against the children of Israel.

God sent a boy to render all his weapons totally useless with only one stone.

Goliath’s weapons could not prosper against the children of Israel.

  1. Jeroboam

1Ki 13:4  And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him. 5  The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD. 6  And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat now the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the LORD, and the king’s hand was restored him again, and became as it was before. 

Jeroboam’s weapon was his authority. He could order the arrest and execution of the man of God. So, he used his weapon and commanded the arrest and right away his hand withered. He started to beg the man of God who later prayed for him and his hand became normal right away.

His weapon could not prosper against the man of God.

  1. Nebuchadnezzar

 Dan 3:19  Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. 20  And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. 21  Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 22  Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. 23  And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 24  Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. 25  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. 26  Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire. 27  And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. 28  Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. 

His weapons were, authority, strong men, ropes and furnace of fire. The fire was terrible and terrifying.

So, he used his authority to command the very strong men in the army to bind them and throw them with their dresses into the fire.

To show how deadly the fire was, the very strong men were killed by the heat of the fire.

Only the ropes of Nebuchadnezzar were burnt, Jesus joined them in the fire and the boastful king now had to address them as the servants of the Most High God.

All the weapons could not prosper against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

  1. Herod

Act 12:5  Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

Act 12:6  And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

Act 12:7  And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Act 12:8  And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

Act 12:9  And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

Act 12:10  When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

Act 12:11  And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

Act 12:12  And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

Act 12:13  And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.

Act 12:14  And when she knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

Act 12:15  And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

Act 12:16  But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

Act 12:17  But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

Act 12:18  Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

Act 12:19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.

You can see again that the weapons of Herod could not prosper, instead of him to kill Peter, he rather killed his faithful soldiers.

Peter escaped and continued his ministry.

 

Isa 54:15  Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. 16  Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. 

In all the examples, the enemies truly gathered. The manufacturers of the weapon did very fine work but God created the wasters to waste and destroy the weapons.

Do not fear any weapon but focus on Christ. His word is yea and amen.

Whatever enemy is challenging you right now, just stand on the unshakeable word of God and declare the weapons useless and paralyzed in the mighty name of Jesus

 

The Power Of Resurrection

Joh 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 

Jesus is the POWER of Resurrection. Wherever \Jesus entered, death normally runs away. Let us take some examples

  1. The Widow Woman

Luke 7:11  And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. 12  Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13  And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14  And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15  And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 

Widow’s only son was dead and was brought back to life because they met Jesus as on the way to burial ground.

  1. Lazarus

John 11:38  Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. 39  Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. 40  Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? 41  Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42  And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43  And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44  And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. 

Lazarus was dead and buried for four days but when Jesus got there, he was resurrected because the POWER of Resurrection had visited them.

  1. Jairus Daughter

Mar 5:35  While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? 36  As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. 37  And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. 38  And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. 39  And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. 40  And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. 41  And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. 42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. 

By the time Jesus entered Jairus house, they were already weeping and wailing for the girl. Jesus brought the girl back to life.

With these three examples, we can see that Jesus meant what He said – John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Just as He was, so He is and so He shall be forever.

Let us look at ourselves and see the areas where we need the visitation of Christ.

  1. Dead Organs In Our Body – Mal functioning liver and kidney, cancer in the different parts that is eating up the body organs, HIV/AIDS, TB and many other organ consuming sicknesses and diseases.

Jesus is still the POWER of Resurrection.

Do you know that when He was resurrecting the dead that He did not pray over the sicknesses that killed them.

The widow’s son, Jairus daughter, and Lazarus were all sick before they died but Jesus only commanded them to come back to life.

If you will believe and lay your hand on the areas of the dead or dying organs and let your Hands represent the hands of Jesus, then pray a believing prayer and command life to come back to those organs, it shall be so.

  1. Dead Marriages

When wine finished in the wedding ceremony, because Jesus was there, He turned water into wine.

If your marriage is dead, divorce is not the solution, resurrection is the solution…

Remember the man that was sick for thirty-eight years, the day he met Jesus was the end of the problems in his life.

Tell that marriage that dry bones shall rise again and if you believe it fully, your marriage will resurrect.

Dead womb or sterile male organ.

All the women looking for children in the bible, when they came to God, they all gave birth even to super children.

Think about Sarah, Racheal, Manoah’s wife, Hannah and the rest of them all gave birth to special children that ruled the nations.

Your own cannot be different.

  1. Dead Life – somebody living a useless life, a nonentity, or any other.

Remember the man with legions of demons, when he met Jesus, he became perfectly whole and his life became meaningful.

God created you for a purpose and that must be fulfilled.

  1. Dead Business

Luke 5:4  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 is still the same.

For a fisherman to labour all through the night and cut nothing, what would he give to his wife and children?

Jesus brought abundant into his dead business.

Remember the widow woman –

Ki 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 any thing 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 more. And the oil stayed. 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. 

Her finances and business were dead but resurrection came to her business life and her home.

We serve a living caring God.

  1. Dead Brains – an imbecile, those with lost memories, brain-dead people, those that cannot think straight or plan for themselves.

Jesus is still the POWER of Resurrection. Remember that the manufacturer is the best repairer of any machine.

Dead destinies and visions

Some people’s destinies or visions are dead, for some of them, their destinies had been buried, exchanged, stolen or kept in the coven of darkness.

Jesus is the POWER of Resurrection.

  1. Dead Hope

Gen 21:15  And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16  And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. 17  And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. 18  Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. 19  And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

Because of dead hope, Sarah’s maid moved away from the lad and expecting the boy to die but God who is the Resurrection and Life brought her hope back to life.

Jesus is still the hope of the hopeless.

Whatever situation you are or whatever condition you are going through, remember that Jesus is still the same.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Whatever Jesus had ever done, He can still do. Believe and trust Him and you will never be disappointed.

Go to Him now with faith and full assurance and you r resurrection is waiting for you.

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