Word Of Inspiration {25}

PLEASE THINK ABOUT GOD!

Friends, as you go about your life day by day, please think about God! Whenever you feel like dying, think about your right to live for God (Psalm 118:17). And if you feel weak, think about God giving you strength (Isaiah 40:31).

Supposing you feel like giving up, think about pressing forward with the help of God (Psalm 28:7), and if it ever comes to your mind that there is no way for you, please think about God making a way for you at all costs (Isaiah 43:19). In the end, you will rise above your challenges, witness abundance, peace, and joy in your life, and become who God wants you to become, in Jesus name. Amen.

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu

 

MAKE THE MOVE, RIGHT NOW!

Today, I recall with permission, the story of Tommy (not his real name because he wants to remain anonymous) who was prompted in the Spirit to make a specific move at a crucial point in his life. He did, and got extraordinary results afterwards.

Tommy moved abroad at the invitation of his friend to further his career. And, before he left his country, his friend promised to support him in all possible ways, and he believed. Thus, he resigned from his job, sold his belongings to raise some money, and jetted out.

Initially, Tommy’s friend was very nice to him, but, he changed quickly, and made life unbearable for him. At some point, he (Tommy) wanted to return home, but, to what? He asked himself repeatedly. In the end, he kept his cool, studied very hard, and passed his examinations, only to find out that he couldn’t find a job in that country, and he became really frustrated.

One day, as he was pondering over his ordeals, especially as his host was about to kick him out, he was prompted in the Spirit to move out and fend for himself. That looked like an unwise thing to do, since he had no place to move to, or any person to turn to anyway.  But, he was assured in the Spirit that God would support him to the hilt if he obeyed, and he did.

By faith, Tommy approached an estate agent for a flat, even though he had no money to pay the rent yet. Then, on the day he was asked to pay a deposit and collect the keys into his would be flat, the Lord showed Himself mighty in his life. First, he got a sudden call that he had landed a job, which he had lost all hopes of ever getting. Then, his brother paid a decent amount of money into his bank account just around that time.

So, he went to the estate agent with confidence, paid the required deposit, went to his friend’s house, thanked him, collected his belongings, and moved out into his own flat; in other words, he moved into total freedom and a new beginning. Today, Tommy is doing well with his family. Truly, God supported him to the hilt!

Several people in the bible were divinely prompted to move out of their comfort zones when it seemed unwise to do so. For instance, Abraham, was told to move to an alien country at an old age (Genesis 12:1). Noah was told to build an ark (Genesis 6:14). Nehemiah asked to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:4). Paul went for lost souls all over at huge risk to his life (Acts 21:10-14). Etc. In all these instances, God showed Himself mighty in the lives of those involved, because they obeyed Him. He’ll show himself mighty in yours too, if you obey Him.

Friend, what is God asking you to do today? Is He asking you to change your location so that your situation can change? Is He asking you to change your job or career? Is He asking you to start a business? Is He asking you to enroll for an examination? Is He asking you to write a book? Is He asking you to produce a film? Is He asking you to get married and start your own family? Is He asking you to serve Him in any specific capacity? Etc. If He is, then you need to obey Him right away.  So, what are you waiting for? Please make the move, right now!

Last but not least, let me inform you that God will not leave or forsake you as you obey Him (Deuteronomy 31:6); He will help you all the way through (Isaiah 41:10), and then bless you on top (Deuteronomy 28:1-14), in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu

YOU MIGHT BE DEALING WITH ANGELS; PLEASE HELP THEM!

Last month, I narrated the story of Brother Curtis (not his real name) who contracted a mysterious illness, which knocked him down and out for some years. I also narrated how God delivered him through a man of God. You may wish to read the whole narrative on my website via http://www.mindofchrist.org.uk/god-will-slay-your-goliath-…/.

Today, I will narrate how I met the said man of God to underscore the importance of helping people. His name is Bro. (later Pastor) Joe! He used to be the butt of ugly jokes in a small community in Nigeria where I did my National Youth Service. Some people said he was a bad man, a loafer, busybody, drug addict, cheat, etc. But, I believe he is a good man who had kind words for me each time I ran into him.

Bro. Joe lived in a dingy two-bedroom apartment with his uncle, his uncle’s two wives, and several children. Suddenly, he was thrown out, and he found himself on the street, living rough. Then one day, he came to my clinic and begged me to house him (I was living in a three-bedroom house plus a two-bedroom boys’ quarters, all by myself, at that time). I gladly gave him my boys’ quarters! Swiftly, some people in the community arose, and asked me to evict him ‘for my own good’, but, I stood my ground, and they left me alone after a while.

Bro. Joe later gave his life to Christ, and I noticed he was always reading his bible, praying very hard, and speaking in tongues (usually loudly). He was also attending crusades after crusades all over the place. Soon, people began to tell me how he preached to them, healed them, and cast out demons from them. I was stunned, but, very happy for him.

Early one morning, he knocked on my door, but, I ignored him because I wanted to be alone. He did same at 9. o’clock, and again at 12 noon. At that point, he shouted, ‘Lord, please get my doctor to talk to me’. I got up instantly, opened my door, and he told me he had a divine mandate to heal someone I know, and from his description, I knew he was referring to Bro. Curtis! Quickly, we travelled to where he was, and Bro. Joe and his team delivered him promptly.  Bro. Curtis lived a normal life afterwards to the glory of God.

Friend, I helped Bro. Joe, because that was the right thing to do (Hebrews 13:16), I never knew he was the ‘Angel’ God had arranged to fix Bro. Curtis (Hebrews 13:2). There are many people out there who needs help in some way like Bro. Curtis. Some of them need jobs, while others need money, food, water, shelter, clothes, drugs, education, etc. Please help them if you have the power to do so (Proverbs 3:27); they might just be the ‘Angels’ God has arranged to help you.

Besides, some people needs encouragement very badly; please encourage them (1 Thessalonians 5:11). Call them, send messages of hope to them, and if you can, visit them and pray for them. Guess what? God will remember your labour of love one day (Hebrews 6:10), and reward you as appropriate (Proverbs 19:17).

Yes, you may have helped some people in the past without commensurate rewards; please don’t be discouraged. Just keep doing good, and keep trusting God (Psalms 37:3a), and He will reward you sooner or later (Galatians 6:9). And when your journey on earth is over, He will give you a place in His Kingdom so that you can be with Him forever (Matthew 25:34-40), in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu

 

Word of Wisdom 141

”If we give our lives to God, we are free to see all the splendour of His creation.  Colour becomes deeper, sound becomes clearer, sight become brighter, and smell becomes stronger”- Culled from ‘A Diary of Miracles’ Part I, by Aliss Cresswell

GOD WILL SLAY YOUR GOLIATH FOR YOU!

Brother Curtis (not his real name) and I were very close. He was a very intelligent and fun loving man, and he was doing reasonably well in his chosen career until he became severely ill. He was subsequently down and out for nearly four uninterrupted years!

Brother Curtis developed a mysterious illness which made his body to jerk forward, backward, and sideward violently without coordination.  In view of that, simple day to day tasks like eating, drinking, talking, walking, and sleeping became a huge problem for him. Besides, he was covered with huge, painful, and discharging boils from head to toe. Of course, he saw several top-notch medical doctors, but, none could help him. His was indeed a very pathetic case!

Figuratively speaking, anything that causes people much pain and sorrow, makes their lives unbearable, and renders them completely helpless, can be likened to the biblical Goliath; the symbol of pain, sorrow, and helplessness. Brother Curtis’ ‘Goliath’ was his prolonged incapacitating illness!

One day, he asked me to get him a ‘powerful’ juju man (also called a witch-doctor, sorcerer, occultist, magician, etc.) from my location to deliver him, and I told him I couldn’t, since I knew none, and since I abhor everything fetish anyway.  But, I promised Him I would be on the lookout for servants of God who could deliver him. I was not even a Christian at that time, but, I have always believed God can do all things, including those we consider impossible (Ephesians 3:20), all my life! Fortunately, I found an anointed man of God promptly, and he delivered Brother Curtis in the name of Jesus (Philippians 2 :10), during a deliverance session.

Brother Curtis came out of the spiritual exercise with his body movements and posture totally normalized. Not only that, he began to eat, drink, and sleep properly afterwards. Guess what? His sores also disappeared completely after a while, and he went back to his long abandoned job to the glory of God!

Friends, ‘Goliaths’ are everywhere, and they affect each of us in one way or the other at different times.  But, God will ‘slay’ ours for us as His children, if we ask Him to do so (Matthew 7:7). Is your failing health your own ‘Goliath’? If it is, then ask God to ‘slay’ it for you today; He will, and you will be healed (Jeremiah 33:6). And if yours is your poorly performing business or ministry, He will bless it, and you will be well-off (Deuteronomy 28:12), in Jesus name.  Amen.

Is your badly behaved Child your ‘Goliath’? If he or she is, then rejoice for God is set to save him or her (Isaiah 49:25). And maybe your crumbling family is your specific ‘Goliath’, God will mend it if you approach Him, and all of you will serve Him together thereafter (Joshua 24:15), in Jesus name.  Amen.

God is waiting, willing, and able to deliver you from your ‘Goliath’ no matter what it is, and no matter how enormous it is (Luke 1:37). Please go ahead and commit it into His able hands in prayer without delay, and He will ‘slay’ it for you sooner or later, and it will be well with you at the end of the day, in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu