Word Of Inspiration {18}

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!

Please permit me to use this medium to wish you Merry Christmas in advance. We’ve come a long way this year 2015, and I am persuaded that our God who saw us this far, will equally see us to its end, and beyond, in Jesus name.

From now on, kindly focus on the strength of God, rather than the strength of your problems, and remember He has all it takes to do exceedingly abundantly above all you can ever ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). He will not disappoint you, on the other hand, He will help you and give you strength to excel in all your activities (Isaiah 41:10), and His name will be glorified in your life, in Jesus name. Amen.

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu

Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies

DON’T GIVE UP ON GOD!

In January this year (2015), I was instructed in the Spirit to write on my life experiences to encourage people, and flaunt the awesome power of God (Isaiah 44:24) before them. I have done this faithfully by His grace, and I give Him praise. Today, I will narrate yet another experience of mine, the last for the year.

Towards the end of the second (2nd) quarter of a particular year gone by, I became very tired of where I was working in Nigeria. I knew my job there was done, and I needed a new job, and a new lease on life. But, good jobs were almost impossible to find at my level then.

So, I took my case to God, who knows no impossibilities (Luke 1:37). I did this via fasting and prayer for several days, and by the time I finished, I knew I would be fine. However, nothing happened for several weeks afterwards. Still, I refused to be discouraged! In the meantime, I continued to trust God, display a good attitude at work, and treat everyone I met decently.

I was on call duty on Christmas day of that year, and I worked with a young junior medical doctor. She was very small and fragile in stature! The call duty turned out to be very busy, and before long, I noticed she was really struggling, and I pitied her. I later took over some of her responsibilities to give her a breathing space.

As I was attending to the patients in one of the wards I took over from her, and praying to God in my mind to release the job He promised me, I noticed a young girl tucked away somewhere in the ward. She was in great pain, so, I left what I was doing to attend to her.

I knew she needed to be admitted for treatment and close monitoring, but, her father refused for personal reasons. I had to work on him to change his mind. Then, out of curiosity, I said ‘sir, where do you work’? And he said, “I am the Chairman of the Board of X Hospital (not the real name), and the Chairman, Committee of Chairmen, of all Government Tertiary Hospitals in Nigeria’’? Wow! Imagine, God brought such a highly sort after, and big employer of medical personnel to me on my own turf. I was stunned!

After regaining my composure, I was led in the Spirit to ask him for a job, and I did. Guess what? He just smiled, and said “of course doctor, I will give you a job. Please, submit your CV to me as soon as you can’’. I submitted my CV the next day, and ten days later, I was given a job in his hospital, with a salary increment of nearly 400%. I started working in the hospital without delay, and I enjoyed working with a very good boss, and lovely colleagues there. I also had the chance to assist loads of people back to sound health to the glory of God.

Friends, when I sought the face of God for a new lease of life, it seemed He snubbed me initially. I never knew He was busy working in the background on my behalf, and when He was ready, He catapulted me right up in a big way. This same God is keen on helping you (Isaiah 41:10), the period of the year, and length of waiting notwithstanding. But, He will only do so in his own time (Ecclesiastes 3:11)! Please don’t give up on Him!

Have you been fasting and praying to God concerning certain issues troubling you lately, and does it now seem to you He is slack in coming to your aid? If it does, then, I have good news for you! And that is, God is not slack in any way (2 Peter 3:9)! He is only busy working diligently, albeit silently in the background, shifting grounds, changing things, and moving people around on your behalf (Isaiah 45:2-3). Very soon, you will see what He has been up to all the while.

Friends, God is working in the background to do something new in your life (Isaiah 43:19), if you believe (Mark 11:24). He will do something new in your family, in your marriage, among your children, and among your friends. He will do something new in your health, work, business, ministry, etc. And when He is through, you will be stunned; everyone that knows you will be stunned too, and they will join hands together to rejoice with you (Psalms 126:1-3), in Jesus name. Amen.

Merry Christmas in Advance. God bless.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.

Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies

THIS CAMERA HAS GONE REALLY MAD!

I heard about this man who drove into an intersection, which was being monitored by a camera. If anyone exceeds the speed limit, or breaks the law in any way, it will take his or her photograph, and he or she will receive a ticket in the mail as punishment within a few days.

Being a previous offender himself, the man went through the intersection very slowly and carefully, to avoid breaking the law and getting penalized again. But, to his surprise, the camera flashed, and he said ‘this cannot be right, the camera shouldn’t have flashed. After all, I drove my car far below the prescribed speed limit. I am sure something went wrong somewhere’.

Immediately, he turned his car round, and drove through the same intersection even more slowly. Once again, the camera flashed, and took his photograph. At that time, he shouted ‘this camera has really gone mad. Why should it flash against a law abiding citizen? I am going to challenge this injustice in court to the highest level’.

So, out of spite, and in order to ‘gather enough facts’ against the government, he turned his car round, and drove through the intersection three more times, each time he went ridiculously below the speed limit, waved at the camera, stuck out his tongue, and grinned from ear to ear. Having satisfied himself to the hilt, he went home to relax, and ruminate over the possibility of challenging and defeating the government once and for all, as well as winning a generous compensation in the end. He even thought about what he would spend his compensation on.

Three days later, he received five (5) tickets in the mail for driving his car without using his seat belt.

*Attention please: This joke is only meant to brighten your day; it has nothing to do with religion. Thank you.

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies

YOU ARE SAFE UNDER GOD!

I used to work and live in a town located in the potentially prosperous, but, criminally neglected oil and gas producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria. One of the things I first noticed when I got there, was its disturbing high rate of crime. At a time, almost everyone I knew there, had been robbed at least once, and all of them had very frightening tales to tell.

The general consensus then, was that we would be robbed someday too. But, no one knew when and how it would happen. Eventually, a gang of about ten (10) fully armed, fierce looking, marijuana smoking, and very noisy robbers, invaded our compound around 1.30am one day. Definitely, they came to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10).

All we could do on sighting the gangsters, was to say a short prayer! But, before we did, I remembered Jesus Christ (John 11:1-44), Daniel (Daniel 6:1-28), and Jonah (Jonah 1-2) in quick succession. I remembered before God did great miracles through them, they gave thanks to Him first.

Straight away, I believed God wanted us to demonstrate our trust in Him, in prayer and thanksgiving. So, I held my wife’s hands, and prayed thus: “Father, we thank you for each time we call on you, you answer us. Please, deliver us from these armed robbers, and let this siege end right now, in Jesus name. Amen.

After saying the prayer above, we held our peace, and trusted God to save us. I even toyed with the idea of taking a nap at some point.

Before long, one of the armed robbers spoke in a subdued, but, clear and determined voice that he was no longer interested in the robbery operation, because according to him, he could sense a powerful force around our house, which he was not ready to confront. Please, remember we are talking about very dangerous criminals who were high on drugs here!

Some members of the gang soon backed him, and an argument erupted among them. Suddenly, they fled our compound in disarray, leaving their leader behind. Eventually, he (i.e. their leader), took a hard, but, disappointing look at our house, shook his head, jumped over our fence, and melted into the darkness.

And instantly, Acts 2:21 zoomed into my mind. It says: “And it shall come to pass, that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” The hasty retreat of the armed robbers from our compound, also brought Deuteronomy 28:7 to life in my mind. It says: “The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

My wife and I trusted God; we called on His name, and He saved us from those dangerous armed robbers. This same God is interested in saving you today as well (Isaiah 35:4). Without a shred of doubt, you are safe under Him!

Your life is safe under Him (Psalm 91:11-15), your children are safe under Him (Isaiah 49:25), your household is safe under Him (Acts 16:31), your health is safe under Him (Isaiah 58:8), your business is safe under Him (Deuteronomy 28:12), your reputation is safe under Him (Isaiah 61:7), your land is safe under Him (Deuteronomy 11:10-12), etc.

Guess what? Your dream of attaining Heaven is even safe under Him. But, you must give your life to Christ to begin with. That is, you must be born again! It is when this is settled, that you stand the best chance of attaining Heaven; the Kingdom of God (John 3:3).

Friend, are you born again? Congratulations, if you are! But, if you are not, then, this is a good opportunity for you to do so. Please give your life to Jesus Christ today, and it shall be well with you, in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.

Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies

Psalms 107:20

He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Father in Heaven, please send down Your word afresh, to heal us, body, soul, and spirit, and deliver us from our destruction (Psalms 107:20).  Additionally, let Your word heal our families, our friends, our works, our ministries, our finances, etc.  Also, let it fire up our people and us, so we can humble ourselves, pray, seek Your face, and turn from our sinful ways.  In that way, Lord, we believe You will hear us from Heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14), in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Dr Stoney is the author of the book “About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies”