PEACE IN THE STORM- by Eniola Joy

Peace is a state of rest where all that matters is God and your heart is fixed on him. Heb 12:2,Jude 21. 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb 12:2 KJV For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.Ps 36:9 KJV Peace is having light and understanding in every situation that gives you a blessed assurance that God is forever with you. Psalm 36:9. It is love overshadowed; it is when God’s love fills your heart and mind with his beauty. Matt 11:29 A state of peace is when you are in a stormy boat on a stormy sea and you can still sleep with absolute rest that God is with you and you’ll never be ashamed like Jesus when he was in the boat with his disciples. The Devil is just roaring like a lion because he’s actually not a lion, he is a defeated foe. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek…

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FORGIVENESS; THE KEY TO UNDILUTED FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

Have you ever been in a situation where you have been offended and the person in question does not see any reason to ask for your forgiveness or plead with you. In this case, you might become pissed off and wonder if the person can be forgiven. The scripture has rightly given us examples of what it is to forgive, the benefits and how we can become victorious as we forgive one another. The first case study I will like to speak about is that of our Lord Jesus, the one who lived and died forgiving us all. Jesus the son of God was sent to pay our debt in spite of our ingratitude and desire to continue in sin, he died on the cross for us to inherit life in abundance. He did not die for our sins because we had done good deeds to him or to another, infact the scripture describes the wickedness of man to be terrible and unthinkable. Man was in a state of shame; no man was worthy of being called good until Christ came for us all. He bore our pain on his body and healed us by his stripes. This is indeed…

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FOCUS ON YOUR FOCUS- Fulfilling your Divine Calling

Focus they say creates blindness. I mean blindness to all forms of distraction. Distraction is described as an attraction that side-tracks you. Distraction may look like something attractive; it can even be an addition but it leaves you not fulfilling your divine mandate for destiny. Sometimes, it makes a man becomes nothing as touching God’s agenda and purpose. A man that is said to be focused is a man who has only one goal/objective and who knows the why’s of his purpose and he pursues the reason for living. A man of focus is not one who always compares and contrasts himself with others, instead he runs with deep insight and understanding of God’s will. He is not trying to do what everybody is doing but what he has been called to do. He is a man of one-eye, I mean he is concerned about just one thing; what God has called him into. When you keep looking at a particular direction, you find out that you cannot see what’s happening at other areas; You can only get to look at other areas except you lose focus of the direction of concern. When you focus on your God-given goal, you…

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THE GOOD SHEPHERD

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.       Psalm 23:1-6 Who is a Shepherd? A shepherd is one who tends a flock, to pasture, to graze and feed. A shepherd can also mean a ruler, teacher. A shepherd cares about his sheep or his pastures. He endeavors to nourish his sheep/herd and sustain them. Just like a father nourishes his family; seeking better means of living for his home, a shepherd cares for the sheep and feeds them. Therefore, I can say without the…

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TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSEL

In the city of Nazareth, there was a young boy his name was Paul. Paul was a very courageous boy from a tender age, he loves his father and mother and can’t help but follow what they believed in. He was raised to achieve one vision; to be a killer of Christians. He was trained to become one of the best in his country. He was also handsome and good-looking but he believed all that he was made for was to live for the cause of his parents which is so see that Christians and molested or killed. Acts 8:3 3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. He believed that this is what his life was meant for and because of this he pursued it with all the strength.  In fact, after graduating from the University, he took it up as a career and went about from one city to another taking permission from lawyers and from other dignitaries in order to do this mission.  He went about ensuring that no follower of Jesus escape death. Acts 9:1-2 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and…

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BE AT ALERT! 1 Peter 5:8

One of the first thing you think when someone tells you to be at alert or vigilant is that you look around in fear to check what the problem is. When God uses this word, he is talking about the equipping of a man with the whole armour of God which is the perquisite to victory in life. I Peter 5:8             The truth is this; we have an adversary who is always looking around for people he could devour in ignorance, fear, shame, covetousness, pride and other works of the flesh. Anyone who dwells in these things is whatever the Devil and his cohorts are doing. We must stand against man in spirit realm without taking chances as a spiritual being, we have all the right to control every situation and we are master over all circumstances. (Luke 12:32) Probably we have forgotten who God made us, our purpose and identity. Romans 8:15 We are God’s image revealed in Christ Jesus, the glory of the Father established on earth. I am happy to tell you that he Loves you forever. II Timothy 1:7 As a soldier will always be at alert and well armed with weapons, not checking around…

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ARISE AND SHINE

Arise and Shine! That’s what the Lord says. This is more than just a mere word spoken out  of sentiment, it is a command given to you by the Most High God tellng you to leave your  current position, prediament  and come live a higher life. it is a call to move forward, make progress and take gaint strides by all means. This is God desires for you in life and destiny no matter the situation of things. Today is another day and God still beckons on you to take giant strides and come up hither just like Moses who lived a fearful life who in the bid of escaping the wrath of Pharoah ran to the land of the Midiantes seeking for refuge and help. Though he sought for an escape route and found one in the house of Jethro, the priest and he was about to settle down with his family in the land of the Medianite when God appeared to him to told him to arise and shine forth. God spoke to him from the burning bush and gave him specific instructions for which he would arise and take up his destiny without fear. From there, he…

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STANDING STRONG

Why Standing Strong Standing strong means staying strong to your faith, holding to your faith which you have obtained in Christ Jesus. It also means standing strong in the liberty that God made you free, believing every word that the Lord had spoken to you. This is not as a result of the situation whether it difficult or easy, it is because God’s word had come forth or had gone ahead to perfect all that concerns you. Though the fig tree may not blossom; things may not be going as expected or as planned still stand strong. Stand strong because God has a plan for you and his plan for you is good not evil to give you a hope and a future.   Daniel and his companions Stand strong, remember Daniel and his companions, when they were taken captive in the land of Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar whom the Lord gave the Israelites into his hands as at that time. The scriptures made it clear that the children of Israel disobeyed the word of the Lord by doing this, they opened the door for the enemy to come in by not following the precepts God gave them. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach…

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MASSIVE OUTPOUR

There is something called massive outpour, it is the release of grace upon a life, family, a business and more. It is when God shines his face upon a life, the outcome or result is always massive. Acts 2:1-4 KJV And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. [2] And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. [3] And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. [4] And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Have you seen a business that is done on the bill of grace or a marriage done on a bill mercy and grace; the result is always different. This is because just like Jesus was never ordinary when he was here on earth. He worked the works of God by the power of the Holy Spirit, he did nothing by the energy of the flesh that’s why he got the result he got. Every life…

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