MAKE THAT MOVE RIGHT NOW!

Today, I remember Leo, not his real name, who was prompted in the Spirit to make a specific move at a crucial point in his life. He did and got extraordinary results afterward.

Leo moved abroad to further his career at his friend’s invitation. His friend promised to support him in all possible ways, and he believed. As a result, he resigned from his job, sold his belongings to raise some money, and jetted off to meet his friend.

Initially, Leo’s friend was nice to him, but that lasted for only a short time. He quickly changed and made life unbearable for Leo. At some point, he (Leo) wanted to return home, but to what? He asked himself repeatedly. In the end, he rejected the idea of leaving his friend. He made up his mind to plod on regardless.

One day, as he pondered over his ordeals, the Holy Spirit prompted him to move out of his friend’s house and fend for himself. He felt that was not a wise thing to do since he had no place to move to or anyone to help him. But the Holy Spirit assured him that God would support him to the hilt if he obeyed, and he did.

By faith, Tommy approached an estate agent for a flat the following day, 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 call that he had landed a job, which he had lost all hopes of getting. Then, his brother paid a decent amount of money into his bank account that same day.

So, he went to the estate agent with confidence, paid the required deposit, went to his friend’s house, collected his belongings, thanked him, and moved out into his own flat. That is, he moved into total freedom and a new beginning. Today, Tommy is doing well with his family. Truly, God supported him to the hilt! He is ready to support you, too, if you obey Him.

What is it that God asking you to do today? Is He asking you to change your location for your situation to 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 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! You need to make that move right now!!

If you obey God, He will not leave or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6); He will help you (Isaiah 41:10); He will bless you (Deuteronomy 28:1-14); He will protect you (Psalm 91:11), etc., and your life will not remain the same, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Merry Xmas in advance!

Dr. Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker

YES, GOD CAN DO IT!

With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” (Mark 10:27)

I remembered Mrs. Suzanne, not her real name, recently. She was a beautiful, polite, well-connected, and rich businesswoman. She had all things going very well for her, but she had no child. She was under immense pressure from her husband and family to give birth to children or get thrown out of her matrimonial home. Such is common in our culture!

One day, she went to her gynecologist, a first-class professor, for an appointment. He later told her she would not give birth to children because of her complex gynecological history. Thus, confirming what many gynecologists in Nigeria and abroad told her in the past. There was no IVF treatment at that time. So, that was the end of the road for her, as far as childbearing was concerned.

As she was sobbing in a quiet corner of the hospital, another professor, not a gynecologist, came to her and asked why she was crying, and she narrated her ordeal to him. In the end, the professor, who is also a born-again Christian, told her God could give her a child in Jesus’ name.

She believed, and they prayed together that it would be so. She gave her life to Christ that day! A few months later, she became pregnant, without medical help, and gave birth to a baby boy nine months after. I understand she had other children in the latter years. In short, God resolved her childlessness problem through Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

God can do the same for you today if you wish (Luke 1:37). But it would help if you make Jesus Christ your personal Lord and Saviour, first. That is, you must be born again if you aren’t yet. Please, invite Him into your life today; He will not snub you (John 6:37).

Confess with your mouth, the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. Once you have taken this simple but vital step, then you are born again (Romans 10:10), and God will be glad to sort you out through Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:28).

He will solve your childlessness problem and give you children (Psalms 127:3). And if you are single, He will provide you with a good person that will love and marry you, as well as add value to your life (Psalm 84:11). God will fight for you and save your children (Isaiah 49:25), and they will serve the Lord with you (Joshua 24:15).

Maybe your business or ministry is not doing well lately. Don’t worry; God will boost it (Deuteronomy 30:9), and it will increase rapidly, vastly, and beyond your wildest imagination (Ephesians 3:20).

Please, get set for a special touch from God in your life. It will surely come, so, wait for it (Habakkuk 2:3). And when it comes, it will thrust you forward and upwards quickly, and your joy will be full, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Dr. Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker.

GO AWAY, SATAN!

Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan…” (Matthew 4:10).

I watched two boys playing a game they called ‘go away’ some time ago. In it, each boy suggested ideas to the other in turns. While each accepted idea earned a point, every unaccepted one, resulted in the loss of a point plus a denigrating ‘go away’ response, said rather loudly. In the end, the boy with the most ‘go away’ answers lost the game, and the other won a predetermined gift.

By the way, go away means depart, leave, vamoose, retreat, be off, shove off, clear off, beat it, head off, etc. It conveys the notion that someone is unwelcomed in a particular place or situation. Whereas sensible people would leave straight away, troublemakers would not. In that case, they might have to go by force.

Looking back now, I believe we can also play the ‘go away’ game with Satan. Remember, he is a troublemaker, and always on the move, looking for who he may devour (consume) (1 Peter 5:8). One of the ways he does this is to overwhelm people with crippling suggestions, which could weaken or destroy them. Therefore, it is our responsibility to command him to go away when he is too close for comfort.

For instance, if he says the illness you are fighting would kill you, tell him to go away, for you were healed by the stripes of Jesus Christ a long time ago (1 Peter 2:24). And if he touches any member of your family, tell him to go away because he has no right to do so (Psalm 105:14-15).

Perhaps Satan says you will die because several people are dying around you these days. Tell him you will not die but live to declare the works of the Lord (Psalm 118:17). And if he suggests that you will not succeed, since you don’t have the approval of certain godfathers. Tell him to go away, because you do not need such approval, for you have God’s already (Romans 3:24 (GW)).

He might even hint that you cannot be happy again for some reason; please reject his baseless view. Command him to go away, because weeping may endure for a night, but joy will come in the morning (Psalm 30:5). Suppose he indicates that your needs will go unmet, tell him to go away because God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). ETC.

You are well equipped to send Satan to where he belongs! But you need to fortify yourself with God’s words and apply them to deal with him (Hebrews 4:12). Resist him, and he will flee from you (James 4:7). Then, you will have the liberty to smoothly serve the Lord, laugh your best laugh, dance your best dance, and dream your best dream, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr. Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker.

THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL SPEAK ON YOUR MATTER!

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come” (John 16:13).

A top institution in Nigeria once owed me a lot of money, and arrogantly refused to pay me for close to two years. I contacted the head of the institution and others to come to my aid and address the injustice meted out on me, on several occasions, all to no avail. In the end, I prayed to God to intervene on my behalf.

Then, during our prayer meeting early one morning, the Holy Spirit spoke through the Late Deacon Ayo Ademilua, our father in the Lord, a purpose-driven Soldier of Christ, a courageous individual, an epitome of humility, and an unapologetic lover of people. He, the Holy Spirit, said God had approved a fat cheque for me in the Spirit realm in answer to my prayers. He also said I would have it without delay, and I was dead excited about the good news! 

I later got a phone call from the said institution that same day advising me to re-present my claim for speedy settlement. I complied with the caller’s advice immediately, and to my amazement, I got a fat cheque from the institution covering the amount they owed me, within a few days.

The Holy Spirit spoke on my matter, and a resolution came about promptly. He will speak on yours too, and a permanent solution that will surprise you, and which no one can tamper with will come your way sooner or later, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today, please, talk to God about the matters affecting you and making your life tough. Talk to Him about your uncooperative spouse, your shaky family set up, unruly child, collapsing business, state of joblessness, ill-health, your wicked boss, your delayed promotion, and your co-worker whose delight is upsetting you, etc.

At the right time, the Holy Spirit will speak on your matter. And when He does, He will help you, and intercede on your behalf (Romans 8:26), teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all things (John 14:26), and tell you things to come (John 16:13).

He will also make you abound in hope (Romans 15:13), give you the spirit of power, love, and a sound mind, instead of fear (2 Timothy 1:7), and empower you to witness to people all over (Acts 1:8), and nothing would stop you, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr. Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker.

GOD CAN OPEN DOORS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

…See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it…” (Revelation 3:8)

I was a naughty boy when I was growing up. As a result, I was always in trouble, and my parents were genuinely worried about my misconduct. Many times, they advised me, induced me, and even disciplined me, hoping that I would change one day. But the more they tried, the worse I became.

Nevertheless, despite my naughtiness, I finished primary school with ease and made it to the prestigious, highly sought-after, but extremely difficult to pass into, Government College, Ibadan, Nigeria (GCI), for my secondary school education. But not long after I got there, I began to misbehave again, and that made many senior boys punish me repeatedly; it was as if they enjoyed doing so!

One afternoon, as I was ruminating over the myriad of punishments ahead of me, someone informed me that a senior boy wanted to see me urgently, and I started to cry because I thought he wanted to punish me, too. No doubt, I was tired of the consequences of my misbehavior!

Anyway, I reported to the said senior boy, but to my surprise, he did not punish me; he only ordered me to write an article for inclusion in the school magazine within 48 hours. He was the Editor in chief of our school magazine that year! I was surprised because, up until that time, nobody in GCI had involved me in anything noble. I begged him to exclude me from his plan since I believed I had nothing good to offer, but he refused. I left him broken-hearted and went to a secluded area to cry. I did not want to be a part of his plan!

Suddenly, an idea popped up in my head, and that is, I should copy an article from the school library and submit it to the senior boy. I ran there immediately, copied an article, and presented it to him that same day. He read through it promptly, tweaked it to meet GCI standard, and dismissed me from his presence. I was relieved!

The magazine later came out after a few months, and I was thrilled to see my article, with my names and class written under it as ‘Adegbulu, Adedayo Class 2C’. Soon, my parents and many people outside our school saw it, and they praised me lavishly for my effort. That singular activity unlocked the writing skills in me, and today, many years after, I have written over 500 medical and non-medical articles, books, theses, proposals, poems, tributes, orations, references, etc.

God opened an unexpected door of opportunity for me to become a writer, which has given me greater recognition and respect than I have as a medical practitioner. He can do the same thing for you, too. He can open doors of opportunities for you to further your education if you wish to study. God can do the same thing for you to get a good job. And if you are ill, He can open doors of opportunities for you to get well.

God can open doors of opportunities for you to write books, produce films, start your business or ministry, etc. if you ask Him to help you (Mathew 7:7). But you must not ask amiss; else, you might not receive anything from Him (James 4:3). Moreover, you must do good (Psalm 34:14), and have sustained faith in God to please and earn rewards from Him (Hebrews 11:6).

May God in His infinite mercy open doors of opportunities for you when you call on Him, and may your joy be full in the end, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

NB: My writing Ministry is SIXTEEN years old today. Please, join me to show gratitude to God Almighty. Thank you!

Jesus is Lord!

Dr. Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker.

WE SHALL OUTLIVE COVID-19!

– “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.’’ (Romans 8:37)

– “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.’’ (Galatians 6:9)

As a medical doctor in Nigeria, my family and I lived in big houses with big gardens, boys’ quarters, and all the necessities of life. But many people in our society do not have access to such luxuries. They are in dire need, and a lot of them earnestly try their best to eke out a living for themselves, without success. As our modest contribution towards helping out on this social ill, therefore, my wife and I housed some of them, fed them, took care of their medical needs, helped them to stay in school with a measure of comfort, etc., at no cost to them. That is, we reached out to them!

At a point, I got a job in Benin-City, Nigeria, a city far from where we were at that time. The pay was excellent, and the sky was the limit for us there. But we had the problem of accommodation to face. So, one day, I challenged God to consider our acts of kindness to people (Isaiah 41:21) and come to our aid, and He answered me in a big way.

He used the late Arch-Bishop Benson Idahosa, one of the most prominent global Evangelists of our time, a selfless and genuine soldier of Christ, a humble philanthropist, a renowned educationist, a compassionate healthcare provider, a practical lover of humanity, and an exemplary family man, to get us a huge and comfortable house in the poshest area of Benin-City, Nigeria. It had everything we wanted and more! On my own, I could not pay the required rent, which was above my annual salary at that time, but the man of God paid it all, every year until he passed on to glory.

When I asked why he assisted us since we were not known to him that much then, he said the Lord asked him to take care of us, and believe me, he did so brilliantly in different ways. For example, he honored us, augmented our salaries monthly, bought us clothes and pieces of jewelry often, gave us food from his kitchen, and treated our family members with utmost respect each time he saw them. Additionally, the man of God encouraged us, prayed for us, and taught us stuff from the Bible regularly, etc. Please, permit me to place it on record here that we were not the only people he reached out to, he reached out to a countless number of people in Nigeria and across the world, too.

Fair enough, God rewarded the late Arch-Bishop Benson Idahosa bountifully for his love for humanity when he was alive, but I do not doubt in my mind that He paid him in full in Heaven, also. I join the whole world to thank God for his time on earth, and for giving us such a good Christian example in him.

We subsequently accommodated and helped many people in the house the Archbishop arranged for us to the glory of God. We did not grow weary while doing good, and we reaped in due season (Galatians 6:9). The same can happen to you as well!

Friend, as our respective governments have asked us to stay indoors during this COVID-19 pandemic, please, do as you are told, don’t lose hope, and don’t grow weary of doing good. Reach out to the poor and needy in your area and do your best to be the voice of the voiceless there (Proverbs 31:8-9).

Furthermore, reach out to the widows, sick, elderly, and other vulnerable members of your society. Don’t forget to reach out to members of your family, friends, and neighbors, too. Call and encourage them on the phone and through social media. Equally, pray for them, help with their shopping, cooking, etc., if you can. But remember to protect yourself well in line with the advice given by your local health authority.

Please, be encouraged that God does not forget good works (Hebrews 6:10); He would reward your acts of kindness at some point, not only on earth here but also in Heaven, ultimately (Matthew 25: 31-40). It is my sincere hope that we shall outlive the scourge of COVID-19 (Romans 8:37) and return to our usual ways of life before long, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr. Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker. 

YES, MY FRIEND SAW HEAVEN!

And it shall come to pass afterward, That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 2:28)

Ruby, not the real name, was 92 years old when I met her for the first time on professional ground. Though advanced in age, she was in total control of her life, and she loved God and humanity dearly!

As I was leaving her residence one Sunday morning, she noticed I was singing a Christian hymn, and she asked if she could join me, and I said yes. She later told me she was a devoted Christian but had stopped going to church owing to the effects of old age on her. We spent a short but memorable time together that day, singing, praying, and praising the name of the Lord together. We met several times afterward!

One afternoon, I went to her residence, and someone told me Ruby was very ill and about to die. So, I quickly ran to her room and found out that although unwell and weak, she was heartily discussing her imminent transition to Heaven with her relatives. She also said many exciting things about Heaven, as revealed to her in a dream, some of which I will like to share with you at this point, trusting that they will motivate you to work harder towards getting there. 

She confirmed that Heaven is a superb place (Revelation 21:9-21), where everything seems new (Revelation 21:1-2). Also, she verified that it is inhabited by joyful people (Psalm 16:11), just worshipping the Lord (Nehemiah 9:6). Likewise, Ruby said it is devoid of death, sorrow, crying, and pain (Revelation 21:4), and that people live in their own beautiful personal houses there. She also disclosed that she saw her Heavenly mansion, ready and waiting for her habitation (John 14:2-3).

Moreover, Ruby, said she saw many people, new arrivals, streaming into Heaven, rejoicing and being congratulated by those who are already there. Not only that, she said she saw some of her deceased Christian friends, looking very happy, healthy, and settled. 

At a point, her daughter told her I was around, and she opened her eyes, held my hand firmly, and with a lovely smile, said, “Adedayo, thank you for being a part of my journey on earth. I am going home very soon; I have seen the place, it is beautiful, and I look forward to seeing you there one day”. And not very long after talking to me, she slept and never woke up again. That is, my friend, Ruby, died!

Friend, I believe God gave Ruby a glimpse of Heaven to remind us that it is real, stunning, and attainable (John 14:1-3). But we can only get there if we are born again (John 3:3). Are you born again? If you are not, please, do so without delay. Then, among other things, work out your salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12), be close to the body of Christ (Hebrews 10:24-25), and stand firm to the end (1 Corinthians 10:12). 

What’s more, study the word of God avidly (Joshua 1:8), pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and focus your attention on Jesus Christ (Hebrews 12:2). By the grace of God, you will make it to Heaven when your journey on earth is over, like my friend Ruby, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr. Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker.