Jide Oladimeji

EMBER

SeptEMBER is the beginning of EMBER months.

Whenever we enter EMBER months, people think mostly of the various types of accidents and calamities that do occur on regular basis every year.

We also need to think on the other side of EMBER. The word remEMBER is also ending with the same letters. So, look at it from that direction.

The first thing is to pronounce upon you is that the Lord thy God shall remEMBER you.

Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;

Genesis 19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

Genesis 30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

Exodus 6:5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.

Numbers 10:9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.

1 Samuel 1:19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.

Psalms 98:3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Psalms 105:42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.

  • The Lord shall remember you for greatness
  • The Lord shall remember you for blessings
  • The Lord shall remember you for victory
  • The Lord shall remember you for exceeding grace
  • The Lord shall remember you for upliftment

The Lord shall make all your friends to remEMBER you for good.

Your biological and spiritual children shall remEMBER you for good, for financial support, and for blessings.

In your working place, you shall be remEMBERED for increment and promotions

The enemies of your success and life shall remEMBER the power of the blood of Jesus upon your life and run away from you.

Death by accidents and catastrophes shall remEMBER that you are covered with BLOOD of Jesus so they will not come near you.

Sickness, poverty and failure will remEMBER that the Almighty, the All-Sufficient and the Elshadai is your Farther, so they will pack their loads and run away.

So, from this month of SeptEMBER and throughout to DecEMBER, you shall be remembered.

Accept it! Claim it and pray on it and it shall be yours in Jesus mane.

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THE GREATEST ATHEIST

Definition of atheist

A person who does not believe in the existence of a god or any godsMerriam-Webster

Psalms 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Psalms 53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

According to the dictionary, an atheist is somebody who does not believe in a deity. That means he does not believe there is any God anywhere.

A Muslim believes in Allah.

An idol worshiper believes his idol as god.

A Christian believes in the Almighty, Omniscience, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent God.

There is something with believe, you either believe or you do not believe. There is no middle ground.

Anybody who calls himself a Muslim cannot talk two sentences without putting something about his god in it.

That means, he believes.

In the Christian world, The Greatest Atheist are in the church. Majority of the pastors and church leaders are confirmed atheists. Remember that I am a Christian and I have been teaching and training pastors and Christian leaders for more than thirty years, so listen to me very well.

  • A Christian leader or pastor who is still committing sin, does he believe in God who sent His son to surfer that agonizing death for him?

1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

  • A pastor who commits adultery or fornication and after that carry Bible to go and preach, does he believe in God?
  • A pastor who can steal the money of the church to buy car or land for himself, does he believe in God?
  • A pastor who can go for other powers because of miracles, does he believe in God?
  • A pastor who can deceive others, does he believe in God?
  • A pastor who calls lying being wise, does he believe in God?

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

  • Pastors who are fighting over member, does he believe in God?
  • Pastors who are competing with other pastors, does he believe in God?
  • The pastor who can beat and fight his wife, does he believe in God?
  • A pastor who can bear malice, does he believe in God?

As you look at these few lists and some you can easily add to them, you will agree with me that many of our Christian leaders are confirmed atheists.

The bible is very clear that Jesus can come any moment from now and that He is coming to take a chaste church to Himself. No single sin will be tolerated. He can come at any moment. If you really believe in God, can you sleep with sin when you know that the trumpet can sound before you woke up?

If you can sleep with anger, malice or any other sins and the trumpet sounds in the night, what happens?

If call yourself a Christian, check yourself with the word of God.

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

1 John 2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

By your own judgment, according to the Word of God, are you a Christian? If not, there is still change for you to repent and come to Jesus because the trumpet had not sounded, there is still Change for you at the cross even now.

Hebrews 3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice,

Hebrews 4:7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

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.

God bless you as you obey the word of God so that that day will not meet you unawares.

 

 

 

REVIVAL! REVIVAL!! REVIVAL!!!

Psalms 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

Now, we need heaven sent revival for our country to be what she was created to be. To have peace, joy, prosperity and economic recovery, we need revival.

Let us remind ourselves that God is the God of order. Before there can be revival, in our country there must be revival in our churches.

Remember, there is no construction without destruction first. Today in the church, majority of those called Shepherds, Men of God, Women of God, Overseers, Bishops, and so on are lions, tigers, vipers, foxes or bears that are devouring the sheep and not tending them. Some of them are working for their stomach, some are agents of marine powers, occult, or demonic powers.

  1. A leader that can pregnates some members of the church, is this person a shepherd?
  2. A leader that can do human or any other sacrifice, is he a shepherd?
  3. A leader that can steal Gods money, is he a shepherd?

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

You know many of them that are parading themselves as men or women of God but their actions show that they do not belong to Christ.

We must pray that God will remove all of them from their denominations and replace them with genuine children of the living God. Only then can we see revival taking place in the house of God.

Therefore, pray out all these usurpers so that the fire of revival will fall.

Revival fire must come to consume all the selfishness, love of money, love of positions earthly mindedness and other things.

We need revival today more than ever before.

  • Pray for revival
  • Pray for heaven-sent revival
  • Pray for the revival fire to kindle now.

 

THE OVERRULING POWER

Exodus 1:22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

  • The very time when Pharaoh ordered sons to be killed was when Moses was born.
  • The boys were to be thrown into the water and Moses was saved by the side of a water body.
  • The Pharaoh who made the law to kill all sons of the Israelites was the one that trained and educated Moses

 

Points to note

  • The decrees of the enemies shall not work against you but for you in Jesus’ name.
  • The enemies who say that you will not live shall sponsor you in Jesus’ name.
  • The care, concern and favour your generations had not received shall be yours in Jesus’ name.
  • Moses’ mother took care of Moses with great sponsor from the daughter of Pharaoh. You parents shall be highly rewarded over you in Jesus’ name.
  • No Israelite had ever lived in the palace but Moses. The blessing that others had not received shall be yours in Jesus’ name.

 

BECOMING AN AUGUST PERSONALITY

Days, weeks, months, and years pass but it is what we put in it that remains. July this year has passed forever and ever but for some of us, it did not pass without notice, there are things to show for it.

au·gust adj. 1. Inspiring awe or admiration; majestic’ 2. Venerable for reasons of age or high rank

AUGUST’, a. L. Grand; magnificent; majestic; impressing awe; inspiring reverence.

 

Now is August.

  • You have to agree with yourself that – ‘this is my time
  • You must become an August personality and receive August blessings

 

WHO IS AN AUGUST PERSONALITY?

2 Samuel 7:9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.

Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Deborah, Rehab the Harlot, Jephthah, David, Peter, Paul, Mary the mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

These were men and women who came from obscurity to become AUGUST PERSONALITIES.

 

WHAT CAN BE CALLED AN AUGUST BLESSING?

  1. An unexpected blessing
  2. An expected blessing that is beyond expectations
  3. Solutions that are supposed to take years becoming days
  4. Solutions to chronic, incurable and perennial problems
  5. A blessing from unexpected source

 

EXAMPLES OF THOSE WHO RECEIVED AUGUST BLESSINGS

  1. Joseph – from the prison to the throne
  2. Gideon – a fearful man who became a captain to marshal the army- Judges 6: 11 – 16
  3. David – a humble king given eternal covenant – 2Samuel 7: 1 – 19
  4. The widow woman of Zarephath 1Kings 17: 8 – 16
  5. The widow woman – 2Kings 4: 1 – 7
  6. The Shunammite woman 2Kings 4: 8 – 17
  7. The widow of Nain Luke 7: 11- 15
  8. Peter Luke 5: 1 – 8

 

WHAT HELPED SOME OF THEM?

  1. Come to Christ Matt. 11: 28 – 30
  2. Remained committed to the Lord in the face of all odds
  3. Grace
  4. Decided to build a house for the Lord
  5. Gave even her last 1Kings 17: 8 – 16
  1. Cried to the man of God and ventured out 2Kings 4: 1 – 7
  1. Built an apartment for the man of God  2Kings 4: 8 – 17
  2. He gave out his canoe without charge for preaching the gospel Luke 5: 1 – 8

 

FAITH IS A POWERFUL INSTRUMENT.

Telescope is an instrument that aids in the observation of remote (very far away) objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light).

A Microscope – is an optical instrument used for viewing very small objects, such as mineral samples or animal or plant cells, typically magnified several hundred times.

A Faithiscope – is an optical instrument used for viewing seemly invisible objects. It also has the power to see situations and circumstances.

  1. What telescope or microscope cannot see, faithiscope will see.
  2. It sees beyond the physical and scientific things.
  3. Faithiscope sees the invisible
  4. Faithiscope sees what others may not be able to see.
  • Moses saw what the others could not see when they were at the Red Sea.
  • Israelites moving forward when the Red Sea had not being parted into two.
  • Joshua and Caleb saw what other spies could not see.
  1. Faithiscope makes you to take steps that can be called strange.
  • Peter obeying Jesus to throw the net at a time that you are not likely to get fish.
  • The disciples agreed to feed the thousands with the lunch of a boy.
  • The lepers going to the High Priest even when they had not seen their healing.
  1. Faithiscope makes you to determine to do what others called suicidal or foolishness.
  • Jonathan and his armor bearer going to challenge the Philistines
  • David fighting Goliath without weapon of war, without armour or experience.
  1. Faithiscope makes you to suffer now and enjoy latter.
  • Joseph could have slept with madam Potiphar and end years of slavery but suffered and later became the governor of Egypt.
  • David could have killed Saul on several occasions but he waited for God and it paid off for him.
  • John suffered untold hardship for his faith to the point that he was banished to the Island of Patmos where God gave him the book of Revelation.

 

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight 🙂

  1. Faith is still the answer to every questions of your heart.
  2. Faith is still the answer to the turbulent things that are bombarding us day in day out.
  3. Faith makes you to see God
  4. Faith makes you to see that sin is a hindrance to your seeing God and had been paid for on the cross of Calvary.
  5. Faith makes you to see that the simple way of coming to God is to confess your sins and accept forgiveness in the name of Jesus.
  6. Faith makes you to see that givers never lack, that the more you give, the more you receive.
  7. Faith makes you to see that a fruitful life is the only life that is spent for God and for the benefits of others.
  8. Faith makes you to see that to really enjoy life, you must lose it in Christ.

 

HINDRANCES TO SERVING THE LORD

The call is always out that we are born to serve the Lord but very few people are actually serving Him. Why is it like that? We shall consider some reasons why many people are not serving the Lord.

  1. Lack of salvation experience
  2. Lack of proper knowledge of God
  3. Lack of knowledge about the end of sinners
  4. Lack of knowledge about the reward of those who serve
  5. Lack of relevant experiences
  6. Lack of knowledge of relevant Bible passages
  7. Lack of transparent Christian living
  8. Lack of knowledge about the end of those who refuse to serve the Lord

Matthew 4: 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Matthew 11: 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Matthew 15: 14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

2 Peter 3: 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Ezekiel 18: 23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

Romans 6: 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Isa 3:11; Ezek 18:4; 1Cor 6:9-10; Gal 6:7-8; Rev 21:8

Daniel 12: 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Exodus 23: 25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

1 Corinthians 15: 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Luke 12: 47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

Serving The Lord

Exodus 23:25(KJV) And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

Deuteronomy 10:12  And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

Deuteronomy 11:13  And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

Matthew 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

The duties men are called to perform are suited to their situations, and the talents they receive from God.

God is the ALMIGHTY, ALL-KNOWING; also known as OMNISCIENCE. He is the ALL-WISE GOD.

God created us differently, hence the popular saying; “fingers are not equal

If we go through the bible we would clearly see through the catalogue of men and women used by God that that they were never duplicated.

Joshua was trained by Moses yet they were never the same. Joshua was a warrior but Moses never went to battlefield, yet one time Joshua was on the battlefield, it was the support of Moses that gave the victory. Moses could not had been able to give the total support without the help of Hur and Aaron who though subordinate to him in gifts and calling, still had to give their support for the victory on the battlefield. Moses was a great scholar as mentioned in the book of Acts;

Act 7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

Moses wrote more books than any other prophets in the Old Testament.

As we look at the leaders, kings and prophets of old, we see that they serve the Lord to the fullness that was demanded by God on them but they did not copy themselves.

The ministry of Elijah and Elisha were not the same.

Coming to the New Testament, we see Peter and Paul as beacons and shining lights but their ministries were not the same.  Peter was uneducated and Paul was highly educated, even to the highest level of that time.

God used them to achieve His goals for their lives but never the same.

Today, in a ministry, we think that if God must use us, we must be like our leaders, the G.Os, the G.S, the Overseers, the Presidents and the Papas.

Lets’ use this common illustration below:

WATER AND ITS OUTLETS

When we connect water into the house from the water tank, the water comes though some taps, in the kitchen and bathrooms and water enters into the cistern of the toilet and also comes out of showers. In this modern time, we have different types of showers which has different ways of letting out water. We also use the water inside the washing machines, fish ponds, swimming pools and also to water the gardens.

In the garden, we have the sprinklers that give water in different ways. What shall we say about the watering cans?

Looking at all these, water is given out to solve different problems and challenges in the best way the instruments or implements can direct the water.

In Application:

The spring of water that supplies the tank is God. The water tank is the Bible and the taps and the outlets are you and I.

You will only work by the level of your knowledge and who you are matters a lot.

What makes you who you are?

Your temperament, upbringing, family background, trainings, vacations, tribes, exposures and other areas of live.

In these areas, we will never be the same. Yet, the scripture must be the same.

The people we are ministering to are also not the same.

  1. Poor widows do not reason as rich widows.
  2. The educated do not reason as the illiterates or semi-illiterates.
  3. Engineers do not reason as the accountants.
  4. Teachers do not reason as secretaries
  5. Farmers do not reason as the tradesmen.
  6. Politicians do not reason as office workers.

Yet, the same word of God must be given to all these groups of people without dilution. How do we do it?

God is the Great Architect

  • The assignment of Moses was not the same as that of Joshua
  • The assignment of David was not the same as that of Solomon.
  • The assignment of Peter was not the same as that of Paul

Yet, they all fulfilled their ministries.

God will give you the assignment that He knows you can do and He will release all the support of heaven to back you up.

If you want to face your own assignment, the one you gave yourself, God will not back you up and frustrations will set in.

If you want to serve like your leader you will not succeed like him because you are not him and he is not you.

Be yourself, know yourself and use all available resources at your disposal and God will carry you through.

You are better than me in some areas and I am better than you in some areas. God will use us according to how we are.

Remember that polluted taps, spoilt taps will be changed.  If you are polluted or faulty, God will replace you with a better one who will achieve success in the same work you are doing.

Be saved and keep being saved.

Be clean in thoughts and actions.

Resemble your Lord and Master in every area of life.

Keep the Word pure in understanding and presentations

Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

As you stand for God, He will stand for you!

 

 

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