Friday, 19 January 2018

How I Found Jesus

I was in the library studying my books and then someone whom I barely know at that time called John came into the library. He sat opposite me and started sharing the word of God with me, most of which pertained to my life and situation.

At the end of the meeting, he prayed for me. I can forget every other part of the prayer but one part of the prayer I will never forget was when he said, “you that sickness in him in the name of Jesus come out!”. I had a slight jerk, like something actually came out of me and when I opened my eyes everywhere was brighter than ever before. We exchanged contacts and He left. When he had gone, I kept on pondering on that name JESUS because the name was strange to me at that time.

For three months from that time I became restless. All what he preached to me kept on ringing back to me in my mind; like a conviction or sort of. I picked up my mobile phone and called him and he gave me the location he was (Deeper Life Bible Church). I went there and had a conversation with him. I asked him how he knew I was sick when we were at the library and he said he didn’t even know when he made that statement.

I was actually sick (a reoccurring ailment of seven years), but after that prayer, the sickness is no where to be found anymore. No wonder Jesus Christ my Lord said in Mark 16:18 that those who believe in Him will lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. “They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mark 16:18).”

Since then till this moment, Jesus has been my Lord and personal savior. I implore you to embrace Him. He will give you absolute peace of mind (John 14:27) and there is virtually no problem you face that He can’t  solve. If He could save me, He can save you also.

Written by Servant Peterson

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Why You Should Sleep with Your Holy Bible Open

Now, this is practical. I have been getting some prompting to share this and I know it will be useful to many. It has to do with overcoming nightmares which many of us face, but sometimes too shy to share our experiences. It’s not a big deal to face nightmare; everyone has faced it at once point in their life or the other.

Nightmare has been attributed to several causes but from my experience and how I personally overcame, nightmares is a situation where the unseen world tries to interfere with the physical world at night; demons disturbing people while they sleep.

The disturbance most times comes when you’re on the Lord’s side and working for God. If you don’t get the disturbance, it is either you have overcome, or you are walking with the devil and still living actively in sin; so, Satan and his demons will find no need to disturb.

The Holy Bible is one book that is being overlooked by many. Probably you reading this have yours idle covered with dust on your shelve right now. But I tell you the truth, the Bible is a supernatural book that can solve all problems of the world including nightmares.

Sleeping with your Holy Bible with specific chapters open can help you overcome nightmares and ugly dreams. From my experience, the chapter or verse you open will determine how your dream will look like.

For example, sleeping with Ephesians 6:11-12 open, “ Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. [12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places .

This has to do with putting on the armour of God to wrestle with the devil. Armour is a protective covering you put on during war to fight. What this means is that if you sleep with the above verse open, you are willing to receive attacks in the dream but on thing is sure that you will overcome because it’s God own protective covering which Satan and his minions can’t overcome.

Another example is Revelation 12:11, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

Sleeping with the above verse open guarantees a sweet night rest without any disturbance because Satan and his demons can’t withstand the blood of Jesus. It is the same blood that was shed on the cross of Calvary that wipes away all sins and overcome death.

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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Love the Same Way Christ Loves You

“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you” (John 15:12).

We have being called to have the heart of love as Christians. To love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:39). Christ exemplified this love when He lay down His own life for the sins of the whole world (John 15:13). Without the death of Jesus on the cross of Calvary, man would have been eternally lost forever.

God love man so much that He sent His only begotten son to die for man because it is not the will of God for any man to perish but all should come to the knowledge of the truth through Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:9).

We are to love just the same way God the Father love us by sending His Son Jesus to die for us. We are to love God Himself with all our mind and heart (Matthew 22:37).

Love here does not only imply loving our loved ones alone, but loving everyone as Christ loved us. It does not only involve loving our children but loving every other children that doesn’t even belong to us.

Love involves forgiving one another when we have been wronged by someone. We are all sinners (Romans 3:23) and have offended God with our sins but yet God loves us and sent His only begotten son to die for us (Romans 5:8). He is even still faithful and just to forgive our sins (1 John 1:9). When wronged, we should easily forgive so that our prayers will not be hindered (Mark 11:25).

All things always work together for good for them that love both God and man (Romans 8:28). This love is not exemplified only by words but by actions (Matthew 12:11).

Husbands has been called to love their wives even as Christ also loves us (Ephesians 5:25). They are to love their wives as they love themselves (Ephesians 5:28). Forgiving one another whenever they wrong each other.

If you don’t have the heart of love, you should pray to God to take that stony heart that lacks love from you and give you the heart full of love (Ezekiel 36:26).


Dear Lord Jesus. I come before you today. Please Lord give me the heart of love to love my neighbors because without your love you have for me, you would not have sent your Son to die for me on the cross. Take away every heart of hatred from me and give me the heart of love. I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Jesus is the Light of the World

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

Jesus is the light of the world. It is dangerous to move around this world without light because anyone who does so is exposed to dangerous things like snake bites and other harmful things. So also a man without Christ is exposed to the dangers of the world. He is a puppet of the devil easily controlled by him.

Are you yet to give your life to Christ? If the answer is yes, know within your heart that you are walking in darkness and you know how dangerous that is. You have the chance to turn from darkness and embrace the light—Jesus. There is no amount of sin which you might have committed that Jesus cannot forgive because He is faithful and just to forgive your past sins (1 John 1:9).

Just the same way the sun light sustain life on earth, so also Jesus who is the light of the world sustain the world with life (John 1:4). Jesus is not only the light of the world, but the only one through whom one can obtain real life. Just the same way the sun gives energy, so also those who have Jesus and live in His light are never weary or slothful but fervent serving the Lord (Romans 12:11).

Turn to Jesus my dear friends because without the light of the Christ in your life, you cannot live a fulfilled life here on earth nor spend eternity with God in heaven. Jesus is with open hands willing to embrace and receive you back (Matthew 11:28).

Jesus also refer His followers as the light of the world, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid” (Matthew 5:14). That means the followers of Christ are to reflect the light of Christ to others when He had gone. They are to be like Christ in holiness and righteousness, so that many will turn from their sinful ways and seek the Lord. Leave darkness today and embrace the light of Christ (Matthew 3:2).


Dear Lord Jesus, your word has said that you are the light of the world. I want your light in my life Oh God, and I pray that your light shine forth in my life and in the life of my family. Any darkness in my life, I pray your light overshadow it and may your light be permanently indwelt in me that no darkness will comprehend in Jesus name. Amen.

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Be Careful with Your Actions

“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:14).

The Holy Scriptures has admonished us to be careful with our words and actions. Some say “it is a free world” and they are to do whatever they like, but I tell you the truth, the world is not totally free because all our words and actions will be brought to judgment on the day of judgment (Matthew 12:36).

Do you serve the Lord in hypocrisy and you feel no one knows? The Lord knows, and judgment awaits all hypocrites. Turn away from your hypocrisy and begin to serve the Lord in spirit and in truth (Matthew 6:5). It is never too late to start all over but if you choose to continue that way, when you die in that state, we will all cry for you.

Remain holy because without holiness no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14). If holiness is not yet found in your life, turn away from all unrighteousness and embrace that which is good because everything is being taken record of and will surely be brought to book (Romans 6:13).

Be honest because God hate dishonesty and lying lips are abomination to the Lord, but they that are honest are His delight (Proverbs 12:22). In honesty, confess all your sins to God (Romans 10:10) and make restitution of all your wrong doing and you will be granted pardon by the Lord (2 Chronicles 7:14). Be honest also in your work place. Don’t take bribe because it’s not acceptable by the Lord.

Flee from all youthful lust, whether sexual lust or lust for material gain and pleasure (2 Timothy 2:22). Flee the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life (1 John 2:16). Be mindful of what you watch with your eyes. As Jesus Christ our Lord rightly said that the eyes is the light of the body and if the eyes is full of light, the whole body shall be filled with light also (Matthew 6:22).

Serve God with a pure heart free from all unrighteousness and without hypocrisy as earlier stated, and in due time, you will reap the reward (Matthew 5:8) .


Dear Lord Jesus, I thank you for the gift of life. I plead Oh God that you give me the heart (Ezekiel 36:26) and mind to serve you in spirit and in truth (John 4:24) and any act of hypocrisy in my journey to your kingdom, Lord I pray you take it away. In Jesus name. Amen.

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Persistence Is Key in Your Christian Race

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).

Persistency is continuing to do something or trying to do something even though it is difficult. The Christian journey is a race, and the target finishing line for all Christians is to get to the kingdom of God after this present life. In race energy is exerted, and the runner may sometimes feel within himself to give up, while some eventually give up before they get to the finish line.

We give up on our Christian race because we don’t know the prize that lies in front of us for those who strive not to be tired and do all their best to get to the finish line. In your Christian race you have to be persistent. Nothing good they say comes easy. You will be ridiculed by many along the line, but Christ has admonished us to be of good cheer when men revile us and say all manner of things against us falsely for His sake (Matthew 5:11-12).

In our text, apostle Paul pressed on toward the mark for the prize, which is to inherit the kingdom of God (Philippians 3:14). To “press on” means to keep on doing something even though it may seem difficult and at the end of the race, He was able to say, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).

Apostle Paul was able to finish his Christian race on a bright note because he was persistent. It wasn’t a bed of roses for him. Faced trials numerous times, imprisoned several times, scourged and flogged, but yet his attention was still on the finish line.

Be persistent in all areas of your Christian life. Whether in prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17), study of the word of God (2 Timothy 2:15), fellowship with other brethren (Hebrews 10:25), fasting and other aspects of your Christian life, and in due time, you will yield the benefit and reward (Revelation 22:12). Be persistent in your prayer life. This is the area many don’t get it right. Prayer is very important in your Christian journey (Ephesians 6:18) and one week without prayer in your Christian journey may attract danger from the camp of the enemy (1 Peter 5:8). Keep on striving and I pray the Lord will give the strength to finish your Christian race till the very end.


Dear Lord Jesus, you rightly said in your word that I can do nothing with you (John 15:5). So therefore Lord, I pray you give me the strength to continue my Christian race without getting tired or giving up, so that at the end of the my course, I will be able to see you in your kingdom and live eternally with you forever and ever. Amen.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

God’s Plan for Your Life Is Beyond Your Expectation

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

Do you love the Lord? (Mark 12:30) If the answer is no, pray to God to give you the heart to love Him because according to our text, God has great things in stock for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9). One of the major ways to show your love for God is by obedience to His commands and keeping His commandments (John 14:15). Keeping the commandments of the God is the whole duty of man, “…Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

As said by the Lord and written in the word, “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” (Jeremiah 29:11). The end the Lord has promised to give you is beyond your expectations. No matter the delay you may be facing, that expected end will surely come because what the Lord says you will be, that you will surely be and destiny can only be delayed but can never be denied.

Never doubt the Lord promises concerning your life even if there are difficulties, problems or delays along the way. He is the Lord and whatever He speak surely comes to pass (Lamentations 3:37). Wait on the Lord and don’t lose your patience with Him because He works in mysterious ways that the human mind cannot comprehend.

Don’t because of your quest for mundane things and pleasure miss the spiritual and heavenly riches the Lord has in stock for you. As Jesus has instructed us to labour for heavenly blessings that perish not and not for earthly things that loses it value and perish too soon (Matthew 6:19-20) .

You can only claim your blessing God desire for you when you turn from your sinful ways and move towards God. God has nothing to do with unrighteousness because He Himself is a righteous God and thus, the blessings He has for you may not come into reality if you continue in your sinful ways. Repent therefore, confess your sins to obtain pardon from the Lord (Romans 10:10).


Dear Lord Jesus, I thank you for your promises concerning my life and future (Jeremiah 29:11). Lord God I plead that you give me the heart to love you because the promise of an expected end is for those who love you (1 Corinthians 2:9). Help me turn away from unrighteousness and live a life that is pleasing to you so that you will fulfill all your promises concerning my life in Jesus name. Amen.

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Faith in Jesus Can Transform Your Life

“For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole” (Matthew 9:21).

Faith in Jesus is having the conviction that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and the full assurance that He can deliver you from any problem you face. The just, as it is written, shall live by faith in Christ (Galatians 3:11).

We have been called to put our faith in Jesus (Galatians 3:26). A life that as been given to Christ will begin to see instant transformation. But before the transformation can begin, you have to make a decision within your heart to change (Romans 12:2). Change is the ideal agent that can bring transformation in our lives through Jesus.

Faith in Jesus will not only transform your life, but will bring restoration. All that you’ve lost will be restored because the Son of Man came to save that which was lost (Matthew 18:11). Is your life in disarray and you don’t know where to start from? Is your health waning? Don’t let your heart be troubled my dear friend (John 14:1) because for this cause God sent forth His only begotten Son Jesus to be crucified on the cross of Calvary (John 3:16). He Himself bore our infirmities and health issues on the cross of Calvary and by His stripes we are healed (Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).

Before the transforming and restoring power of Christ death and resurrection can come upon your life, you have to turn away from your wicked ways and embrace that which is good (2 Chronicles 7:14). Repent ye therefore if you are still living in sin. Don’t you know that your body is the house of God, and so therefore, shouldn’t be defiled with sin? (1 Corinthians 6:19)

In our text, the woman with the issue of blood had faith in Jesus (Matthew 9:21). She must have been hearing of the marvelous works Jesus was doing and by faith, she touched the hem of Jesus garment and made whole (Matthew 9:22). That is what faith in Christ can do. You have to first believe that Christ can solve your problems. Do you notice Jesus always telling some individuals that it is their faith in Him that made them well? (Mark 10:52; Luke 8:48) Faith in Jesus will not only bring transformation and restoration, but can also bring total healing to your life in general. Seek Jesus today (Matthew 11:28).


Dear Lord Jesus, I come before you today. I  believe you died on the cross for my sins and without your death, there would have been no hope for me. My Lord God help my unbelief and forgive my lack of faith in you. Give me a strong faith in you that is without wavering (James 1:6) so that I will have full assurance of all your promises concerning my life in Jesus name. Amen.

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Saturday, 6 January 2018

Develop Your Passion for Prayer

“Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Prayer is the act of communicating with God. God wants us to pray that His will in heaven will be done on earth (Matthew 6:10), but on the other hand, Satan the enemy does not want us to pray and neither does he want to see our prayers answered by God.

Do you find it easier to communicate with your friends than to communicate with God? This is because your passion for prayer is still very low, and you have not learned how to wrestle with Satan who inflict us with weakness so that we will not be able pray.

Prayer is a spiritual warfare (2 Corinthians 10:4) against the camp of the enemy and the moment you set your knees and heart to pray, Satan and his minions also set to wage war against your prayer so that it will not be answered by God (Daniel 10:12-13) .

There are agents of darkness in high places (Ephesians 6:12) before the kingdom of the God—the third Heaven (2 Corinthians 12:2). They are there to block the communication between God and man. Before your passion for prayer can develop and your prayers answered, you need to learn how to wrestle and defeat Satan and his agents before you can find it easy to pray.

Jesus said, “No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house” (Mark 3:27). Satan is the strongman that needs to be bound in prayers before our prayers can be answered. To “bound” means to tie up like a thief (John 10:10) and it is written that whatsoever we bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever we loose  on earth shall be loose in heaven (Matthew 18:18). By prayer bound Satan up and frighten him with his eternal and eventual doom in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10) and he will flee from you (James 4:7).

Just like every other form of development, developing your passion for prayer will take time. You have to continually give yourself to prayer (Acts 6:4; Romans 12:12). Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and don’t go on a spiritual vacation. Ceasing to pray means you are indirectly telling God that you can now do things on your own when Jesus Christ stated categorically that we can do nothing by our own self without Him (John 15:5) . Practice they say makes perfect, and as your practice how to pray, the Lord will grant you the strength to pray without much stress.


Dear Lord Jesus, I come before you today. I cannot pray. Just the same way you taught your disciples how to pray in Luke 11, teach me how to pray dear Lord. Any form of weakness during prayers (Romans 8:26), I earnestly entreat that you take it away and grant me the strength to pray in Jesus name, Amen.

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Friday, 5 January 2018

You Can Do the Impossible if You Believe

“And Jesus said unto them… If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20).

The antidote for doubt is faith. Satan never wants to see our faith, but love to cloud our mind with his lies that can bring doubt. He is the father of lies (John 8:44) who doesn’t only bring doubt to our mind but fear also, but God has not given us the spirit of bondage to fear but the spirit to have a sound mind (Romans 8:15). He [Satan] takes faith from us and replace it with doubt so that we will not serve God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Don’t give him any room for that.

Are you about to make a move in your spiritual life or career and your mind is clouded with unbelief that you can not make it? Probably you have been discouraged by family and friends that you will not be able to make it because of past incidences. Remember, Jesus said if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed you can do all things (Matthew 17:20).

Unbelief limits us to what we can do through Jesus Christ. In our text, when the disciples asked Jesus why they could not cast out the demon from the lunatick (Matthew 17:19), Jesus replied and said, “because of your unbelief…”(Matthew 17:20). Never allow unbelief to cloud your mind at any given point in time, but by faith, tell any mountain of doubt to be removed and it will be so because Jesus said greater works than He did we will do if we believe (John 14:12).

The quickest way to remove every mountain of doubt in your life is by prayer. Prayer is the invincible missile that destroys all works of Satan including doubt. As it is written, “ All things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive (Matthew 21:22). Ask from God in prayer that He should give you the mind never to doubt His promises concerning your life and believe that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Matthew 21:22).


Dear Lord Jesus, I praise your holy name. Breathe on me the faith that unbelief and doubt will find no place in my life. Give me the grace to have a strong faith in your Son Jesus who came to the world to die for my sins (John 3:16) . Help my unbelief Oh God (Mark 9:24), and any doubt concerning your promises presently in my life, I pray this day that you take it away in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

You Should Be Willing to Work

“So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work” (Nehemiah 4:6).

As children of God, we should have the mind to work. It is God’s own plan for us that we should not be slothful in our business but fervent in Spirit, working for Him (Romans 12:11).

Are you working for the Lord or working for the world? Why should you work for the world when you can work for the Lord (1 John 2:15). Seek to work for the Lord because Jesus said in Matthew 9:37, “… The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few”. Be among the few labourers working for God. You can be an instrument in the hands of the Lord if you commit yourself to the work of the Lord.

The popular saying goes that the idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Don’t stay under the yoke of the devil by remaining idle but find something doing that is beneficial both to you and the kingdom of God.

As it is written, “… if any would not work, neither should he eat.” (2 Thessalonians 3:10). There is no food for lazy man as they say and the soul of the sluggard always want but will have nothing, but the soul the hard working shall be made fat (Proverbs 13:4 ).

If you lack the strength, pray to God to grant you the strength. He gives the strength and wisdom to work to all who ask liberally (James 1:5), and believe within your heart that you can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives you strength (Philippians 4:13).

Even God and His Son Jesus work, “… My Father worketh hitherto and I work (John 5:17). If God Himself is a worker who never sleeps nor slumber in maintaining the whole universe and protecting His children, then why should man who is mere dust and ashes (Genesis 18:27) not work but remain idle?

Engage yourself with something meaningful today and whatsoever work your hands find doing, do it with all you mind and heart (Colossians 3:23), and as you do this the Lord will bless you.


Dear Lord Jesus, I come before you today. Give me the strength never to be slothful at work but fervent also serving you in spirit and in truth (Romans 12:11; John 4:24). Any form of feebleness in my mind and body, Lord be please take it away that I may serve you with all my strength. I pray this day, Amen.

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Jesus Is Seeking Lost Souls

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).

There is no depth of sin that cannot be forgiven. This is contrary to the belief of some who think that their sinfulness is so deep that they cannot obtain salvation anymore. No! My dear friends, Jesus is still ever willing and just to forgive and pardon your sins, cleansing you from all unrighteousness in the process (1 John 1:9). All you have to do is to be willing also to turn away from all unrighteousness.

Jesus Christ was a friend to sinners in His earthly days because He did not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance (Luke 5:32). Even today, Jesus Christ through His post-earthly ministry by the Holy Spirit (John 15:26) is seeking for the lost that have gone astray from the ways of the Lord. Are you actively living in sin or struggling with sin? Know within you that Jesus still love you and is ready to set you free from that yoke of sin and bondage. Just call on the name of Jesus because there is power in the name of Jesus to break every yoke of sin (Romans 10:13).

One of the ways to obtain salvation from God is by admitting your sinfulness and not putting on a false righteous garment and act as if nothing is happening. Admitting one’s own sin is exemplified by the publican in the book of Luke, “And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner (Luke 18:13). The publican admitted his sinfulness and went home justified ahead of the Pharisee who was self righteous forgetting the fact that all our self righteousness are as filthy rags in the sight of God (Isaiah 64:6) and we are saved by grace and not by our works and we should not boast of it but give thanks (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Another instance is Zacchaeus who also was a publican and sinner but willing to make amends of all his wrong doings (Luke 19:8) and was granted salvation by the Lord (Luke 19:9).

You who have been saved, you too can also seek for the lost by preaching the gospel of Christ to them just as Jesus Christ admonished us all to go into the world and preach the gospel to every creature and whoever believe shall be saved and whoever believe not, shall be dammed (Mark 16:15-16). Be among those who believe the gospel of Christ today and be saved.


Dear Lord Jesus, I come before you today to turn away from my unrighteousness. Wash away all my transgressions and make me pure within and without (Proverbs 30:12). Help me to live a life that is pleasing to you and give me the grace not to draw back into sin (Hebrews 10:38,39). As you save me, save my entire family also, I pray this day, Amen.

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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Jesus Is Coming Back Again

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first” (1 Thessalonians 4:16).

Are you ready for the Lord return? The Bible makes us understand that the coming of the Lord will happen in a moment and at the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:52).

Some delay their repentance because they feel that the coming of the Lord is still far away or they may think within themselves, “why don’t we merry for the mean time and when the time of the Lord draws near, we will get ourselves prepared for the Lord’s return” but Jesus has said that the time and hour of His coming no man knows except the Father only (Matthew 24:36; 24:44).

Jesus Christ gave signs of His coming (Matthew 24:3) and the signs has started manifesting already (Matthew 24). My dear friend don’t delay your repentance because God is ever willing, faithful and just to forgive you your sins and accept you into His family (1 John 1:9). Heed to the popular saying, “delay is dangerous”. Don’t because of your negligence and nonchalant attitude spend eternity in hell with regrets that you had wish you never delayed your preparation for the Lord’s coming because Jesus will come in an hour and time you think not  (Matthew 24:44).

Jesus is coming to reward everyone according to his or her works be it good or evil (Revelation 22:12). For the reward of good deeds  will be everlasting life and the reward of evil deeds will be eternal damnation in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:46). If you’re good and your life is full with good deeds, continue that way till Christ return and watch and pray  (Mark 13:33) to God to give you the strength not to draw back into your old ways and into perdition (Hebrews 10:38,39). On the other hand, if your ways are evil and not  clean before the sight of God, repent ye therefore (Matthew 3:2), turn away from unrighteousness and seek the face of the a Lord to obtain salvation (Chronicles 7:14).


Dear Lord Jesus, I believe in you and I believe you died on the cross of Calvary for me (Romans 10:10). Concerning your coming, help me to be ready and prepared. Take away dear Lord any form of impediment that may interfere with my preparation of your second coming be it lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride or life  (1 John 2:16 ).
As I wait for your return, give me the grace not to fall into temptation and may my garment remain  spotless till your eventual and imminent return, I pray this day, Amen.

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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Jesus Is with the Keys to Your Problem

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death (Revelation 1:18).

The son of God became man so that the sons of men will become sons of God. Jesus didn’t die on the cross for nothing. He died to redeem us from the error made by the first man—Adam, so that many who were made sinners by the disobedience of one man will be made righteous by the obedience of one man—Jesus (Romans 5:19).

At the fall of man, the devil held man captive and all men were destined  to die and go to hell with no hope of redemption. But God love man so much that He sent His only begotten to die for man (John 3:16). With the death of Jesus in the cross of Calvary, He reclaimed the keys to hell and death that was in Satan’s possession since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3).

Immediately after the death and before the resurrection of Christ, Jesus went on to set captive saints free at the heart of the earth just as He promised before His death, “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40) (see also Ephesians 4:8-9).

Jesus is still in the very business of setting people free held captive by Satan. Have you been pronounced to die by your doctors? Remembers Jesus is with the Keys to death and will unlock you from that situation (Revelation 1:18). Jesus Christ can save and unlock you from any difficult situation and addiction that is gradually dragging your soul to hell. Jesus has the keys the hell and if you rely on Him, the gates of hell will not prevail against your life (Matthew 16:18).

Just as Jesus walked through the streets of Galilee healing the sick, raising the dead and giving hope to the hopeless, He is still doing the same today (Matthew 4:23). Call upon the name of Jesus and you shall be saved. Just as it is written that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved and there is no other name given unto man by which man can be saved except the name Jesus (Romans 10:13; Acts 4:12).


Dear Lord Jesus, come into my heart. I know that I’m not worthy to be called your own (Luke 18:13), but forgive me all my trespasses because I know you’re just and faithful to forgive sinners (1 John 1:9). From this day henceforth, I confess you as my Lord and saviour (Romans 10:10). Deliver me from every difficult situation of my life and save me from hell and death this day I pray, Amen.

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

How Long Should We Pray?

This is a frequent question asked by many and I think the answer was suggested by Jesus to His disciples in Matthew 26:40.

Matthew 26:40
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

Matthew 26:41
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Jesus Christ suggested that His disciples  watch with Him one hour and then He follows up by saying, “watch and pray” (Matthew 26:41). So, if the disciples was to watch with Jesus one hour, then they were to pray also for one hour.

The same is applicable to all children of God and disciples of Jesus Christ today.  You may find it difficult to pray for one hour initially, but you can start with fifteen minutes daily and build it up from there.

Do you think otherwise?

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