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. 

THE LIMITLESS GOD!

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)

The above is a famous Bible passage in which God reiterates His unwavering capacity to do all things with ease, and this is made possible because of the exclusive power that He wields (Psalm 62:11).

Now, if you look at the world carefully, you’ll discover that several people are/were formidable in their respective fields, and they wield immense power as a result. One of them was Nelson Mandela! He was impressive in the area of Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Natural Justice.

Others include Isaac Newton (Physics), Michael Faraday (Chemistry), Archimedes (Mathematics), Adam Smith (Economics), William Shakespeare (Literature), Roland Ross (Medicine), Winston Churchill (Government), and Mohammed Ali (Sports).

No doubt, those mentioned above were great folks, but as brilliant as they were, none of them could boast of being excellent in any field other than theirs. That, in effect, proves that they were like other people, regular and limited.

But the story is different with God because He is very brilliant in all fields put together. He is very outstanding in Medicine (Exodus 15:26). He is equally brilliant in Law; remember that He crafted the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 5:6-22), which form the basis of all the laws in operation in the world today.

God is equally brilliant in Engineering, as evidenced by His great work of creating our complex world (Genesis 1, Genesis 2:1-5). In the field of Agriculture, He owns all the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10). In the Military, He is mighty in battle (Psalm 24:8); He is also a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29).

As I mentioned earlier, God wields enormous power as a result of His brilliance, and that’s why He can do whatever catches His fancy, wherever, and whenever He wishes (Psalm 115:3). And trust me, nobody can block Him successfully (Job 42:2). We can safely conclude, therefore, that He is Limitless, unlike us.

This God is still as powerful as He had always been (Malachi 3:6), and He wants to demonstrate His immense power in your life (Isaiah 41:10). He wants to bless you (Deuteronomy 28:8), keep you free of diseases (Exodus 15:26), and fight your battles for you (Isaiah 49: 25-26). Besides, God wants to give you a break from your problems (Matthew 11:28) and provide you a befitting place in Heaven when your race on earth has ended (John 14:2-3).

Friend, are you ready for Him today? If you are, then get set to satisfy the following conditions, among others. First, you must be born again, i.e., you must permit Jesus Christ to be your personal Lord and Savior. Except you do this, you stand no chance of being blessed by Him (Mark 7:27), neither would you be able to attain Heaven at the end of the day (John 3:3).

Next, you have to walk according to the Law of the Lord so that your ways can be blameless (Psalm 119:1 (NIV)). Moreover, you have to exhibit absolute faith in Him time after time (Hebrews 11:6). You may have to fast and pray more, too!

If you satisfy all these conditions and others prescribed in the Bible, then the Limitless God, our God, will bless you beyond your imagination (1 Corinthians 2:9), and your joy will be full 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.

FOGS DOESN’T LAST FOREVER!

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17).

I went to an important event some years back. It took place far away from my base and the traffic to the venue was typically very heavy and chaotic. So, I left my residence early enough to avoid getting there late. 

Initially, everything went well until a thick fog appeared suddenly. It was so thick that visibility was reduced to almost zero that it became practically impossible and too risky to continue driving. After a while, all of us plying the road at that time had to veer off it and pack our vehicles by the roadside, to avoid accidents. 

We were in the same position for a fairly long time, and I was not happy about the situation, but there was nothing I could do to reverse it. Suddenly, the fog started to fade away bit by bit, and visibility began to improve.  Before long, it was okay for us to continue our journey, and I barely made it to the event early enough at the end of the day.

Fogs, by the way, are a collection of liquid water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the earth’s surface. Usually, they form rapidly and disappear rapidly.  But they may take longer to disappear now and again, thus reducing visibility, slowing down or halting vehicular movements altogether. To a large extent, they may cause hardship, missed appointments, wasted opportunities, loss of revenue, accidents, and even loss of life if care is not taken. Thank God they do not last forever!

Certain situations, which I call Fogs of Life, do mimic the physical fog. Like their natural counterparts, their effects also slow down or halt people’s progress and make things hazy, hard, and uninteresting for them. They include the death of loved ones, crippling illnesses, loss of jobs, failed businesses, broken marriages, badly behaved children, missed opportunities, shattered dreams, disappointments, disasters, etc. But they don’t last forever as well!

While the effects of some Fog of Life situations disappear with relative ease, others don’t. We, therefore, need help from God to overcome them.  But we can only reach Him through Jesus Christ (John 14:6).  That means we must be close to Jesus Christ, to begin with, and we can only achieve this by becoming born-again. 

Friend, are you born-again? If you are, well done! But if you are not, then do the needful today. Confess the Lord Jesus Christ with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and you will become born-again (Romans 10:9). After taking these vital steps, then you can boldly pray to God to help you remove the fog(s) in your life, through Jesus Christ. The good news is that Jesus Christ will not ignore you (John 6:37) and that God will help you out (Isaiah 41:10). In that case, you have no reason to be afraid!

Jesus is Lord!

Dr. Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu (Dr. Stoney)

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker

THIS SHALL COME TO PASS!

…It Shall Come To Pass…

I once read about a pastor who oversaw a small rural church. He liked giving people the chance to testify to the goodness of God in their lives, each time he preached. One Sunday morning, he urged each testifier to begin his or her testimony with an appropriate Bible passage.

The first person got up, and quoted Philippians 4:19: “and my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. He then narrated how God supplied all his needs during the week, such that he was able to feed his family and pay his children’s school fees with ease, even though he had no hope of doing so earlier.

After that, another person got up, and quoted Galatians 6:9: “and let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart”. He told the congregation how someone he helped reluctantly in the past, came back to give him a decent amount of money, which he used to settle his child’s medical bill.

Next, the third person got up, and cited Psalms 107:20: “he sent his words and he healed them and delivered them from their destructions.” She went on to narrate how God delivered her from a long-standing illness. Before then, she went to several places for help, all to no avail, until she encountered a man of God who prayed for her and got healed subsequently.

Several other people gave their testimonies one after the other that day, and the church was thoroughly blessed. Finally, an elderly man got up, and his quotation was very simple: “it shall come to pass.”

This is a very common Bible quotation, and his testimony was that he had many problems before, which he tried to solve all by himself without success. He was ill, his children were badly-behaved and always in conflict with the police. Besides, his wife’s business, their only means of livelihood had collapsed, and they were neck-deep in debt.

At a point, he tried to commit suicide, but he abandoned the idea because of the problems involved. Eventually, he fasted and prayed to God to deliver him. Then, after a while, help started to come from various quarters, and his problems were resolved one by one; i.e., they came to pass! He ended his testimony by urging everyone in the congregation to take their problems to God for resolution and they will come to pass.

Friends, what is it that is making your life so difficult these days and would not allow you to rest? Is it an illness, a lack, joblessness, a failed business, an academic or professional stagnation, a divorce, an addiction, a debt, a legal tussle, etc.? Whatever it is, I challenge you right now, as the elderly man did, to take it to God for resolution, and It Shall Come to Pass (Matthew 11:28), sooner or later, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr. Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu (Dr. Stoney)

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker