Sunday 31 January 2016

Looking unto Jesus II -Monday 1 February, 2016

Looking unto Jesus II -Monday 1 February, 2016

Memorise: Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; – Hebrews 12:2a

Read: Hebrews 12:1-2 (KJV)

1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

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.

Bible in One Year: Matthew 19:1-21:27; Job 14:7-17


The phrase "Looking unto Jesus" contains three very important words of salvation, encouragement and direction for daily Christian living. Nicodemus, in his search for the true God and eternal life like every human being, approached Jesus for possible understanding. Jesus made the new birth very plain by using an Old Testament illustration of the fiery serpents of brass put on a pole for the Israelites to look upon as recorded in the book of Numbers 21:8-9.

“14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." - John 3:14-15

As looking unto the brass serpent on a pole in faith brought healing to the children of Israel in the wilderness, so also, whosoever shall look unto the crucified Christ as the Messiah and the Saviour of the world by faith, shall receive forgiveness of sins and be born again.

From time to time in the rigorous journey of life, we sometimes find ourselves in a state of tiredness and confusion. At such times, Apostle Paul in Hebrews 12:1-2 admonishes us to run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith for encouragement. We are not to look into Jesus for encouragement only, we are also to look into Jesus as our perfect example, so as to follow in His footsteps.

“21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:” - 1 Peter 2:21-23

Looking unto other gods for deliverance, healing and salvation has brought untold hardship and loss to many, while looking unto great men and women that are successful in life and ministry has resulted in great disappointment, sorrow and pain. As a matter of fact, this has been a major of failure in life, but there is no failure or disappointment in Jesus. Looking unto Jesus can only increase your faith and lead to physical and spiritual upliftment.

We are to look unto Jesus in our daily Christian living as the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End who provides us with direction through His Word. This also brings us in contact with the Divine knowledge, wisdom and power of God. An ordinary person therefore, becomes equipped to do exploits of supernatural dimensions.

Prayer Point: Father, Please give me the grace to always look unto You for everything I need in life.

Saturday 30 January 2016

Topic: Looking unto Jesus I - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Topic: Looking unto Jesus I - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Memorise: And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: – John 3:14

Read: Hebrews 12:1-2 (KJV)

1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

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.

Bible in One Year: Matthew 16:5-18:35; Job 13:17-14:6


Human beings have been in search of the way back to their Maker since after the fall. The soul of man pants after the peace that only his Maker can provide. This is the reason man invented means of getting along with God in the name of religion. Unfortunately, man was unable to adequately reach out to his Maker until God in His mercies revealed Himself to us through His son Jesus Christ.

”9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” - Genesis 3:9-10

Adam was sent out of the Garden of Eden and he became a wanderer and a destitute of the peace that he once had with his Maker. After many dispensations, God decided to reveal part of Himself to some people who sincerely sought to know Him. He related to Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and the prophets to mention just a few. They did not only benefit from God’s self-revelation, they also helped their generation by pointing them to the Almighty God. Yet, the perfect relationship was not in view then. When the fullness of time came, God became man and lived among men in the person of Jesus Christ. When one of the disciples asked Him to reveal God the Father to them, Jesus said:

“…Have I been so long time with you and yet hast thou not known me, Phillip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, show us the father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the father in me?...” - John 14:9-10

Jesus Christ is the perfect revelation of God the Father. He came to reveal the father to us so that we may know how best to worship Him. It was through His teaching that we know that God is a spirit and whoever wants to worship Him must worship Him in spirit. He told us that unless we are born-again, we cannot see the Kingdom of God. Religious activities are exercise in futility without this experience. Not until He came, even Doctors of the Jewish religious laws were ignorant of these principles of God’s kingdom. Therefore we must always look unto Jesus for direction if we want to make it back to the One who created us in His image. Our text says to look up unto Jesus because He is the author and finisher of our faith.

I encourage someone reading this devotional to look unto Jesus for salvation, for deliverance, for healing, for material prosperity and eternal life.

Prayer Point: Jesus Christ my Saviour, I look unto You today, perfect everything concerning my life.

Counting your blessing II - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Counting your blessing II - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Memorise: A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: – Psalms 144:1

Read: Psalms 103:1-5 (KJV)

1 A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Bible in One Year: Matthew 13:44-16:4; Job 13:1-16


Still dwelling on counting your blessings, we must consider some other things as highlighted by the great Psalmist so that we may understand what made him a great worshipper. There are many seen and unseen Hands of the Almighty God that have kept us alive. For life alone, we must bless the Lord. In our memory verse for today, the Psalmist blesses the Lord for teaching his hands to war and directing his fingers to fight aright. We must realize that not all fighters win in the battles of life, many are destroyed by the hostility of life. This might have influenced David to write:

“Bless the Lord o my soul… who redeemeth thy life from destruction...” - Psalms 103:4

Considering the numerous battles David fought, particularly against King Saul, one should know that but for God, David would have died a premature death. David lived to a very old age, though his beloved son overthrew him and sought his life; he survived his external and internal enemies. To him, the kindness God showed to him was not ordinary, it was the loving type. Meaning that kindness has categories! How I wish someone reading this devotional will appreciate God’s kindness to him as intensely as David did.

David saw good food, its nourishment and appetite to eat it as blessings from the Lord in verse 5 of our text today. What a grateful creature of the Almighty God David was. There is a story told of a woman, iIesa-land in the South-west Nigeria, who was fond of thanking God for good food and the appetite to eat well. Anytime Mama Ijesa came up for testimony, she would tell of how God provided not only good food but also appetite to eat it. Her Pastor became bored of the one and only testimony of this grateful woman and stopped her from giving testimonies in the Church. Not long after, the Pastor took ill, and on his sick bed, all sorts of food were brought to him but he had no appetite to eat any of them. When mama-Ijesa came visiting like other parishioners, she innocently asked whether her Pastor realized that having good food to eat is not enough, but having appetite to eat is equally praiseworthy.

Action Point: Take a minimum of 15 minutes to thank God for His goodness and Mercies over your life and that of your loved ones.

Thursday 28 January 2016

Counting your blessing I - Friday 29 January, 2016

Counting your blessing I - Friday 29 January, 2016

Memorise: Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant. – Psalms 135:3

Read: Psalms 103:1-5 (KJV)

1 A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Bible in One Year: Matthew 12:9-13:43; Job 12:13-25


Ingratitude is dangerous, particularly when it is directed at God, the Almighty. There are many things we enjoy from God’s benevolence, but we take for granted. As we saw in the Bible reading for today, when David seemed to be forgetful of the goodness of the Lord, he decided to preach to his soul. He took his time to list the blessings of God upon his life so that his soul could be grateful for each of them.

The first thing he mentioned was the benefit of forgiveness he enjoyed from the Holy One of Israel. Modern day Christians do not appreciate the blessing of forgiveness like David did. We often take work of redemption for granted. Anyone who appreciates the agonizing death of Jesus Christ on the Cross for the sin of humanity wouldn’t want to indulge in sin any more. The apostle asked rhetorically:

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?” - Romans 6:1

Only those who take the issue of sin lightly would say, “Let us sin the more, so that we may enjoy the grace the more”, and they shall not be guiltless according to the scriptures:

“26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” - Hebrews 10:26-27

Another blessings David listed in his collection of God’s benefits is divine healing. The Psalmist blessed the Lord for healing, whereas, some of us who enjoy divine health have never said thank you to the Giver of good health. The Lord promised that He would not allow us to be plagued with the sickness and diseases that the Egyptians suffered and He made bold to say:

“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.” - Exodus 15:26

My prayer for someone using this devotional is that the Lord will grant you divine health which is far superior to healing in Jesus’ Name. However, we must not take God’s grace and blessings for granted. We must endeavour to show our appreciation by living for God alone and by glorifying Him in our bodies.

Action Point: Take some time to count the blessings of the Lord upon your life and give Him adequate gratitude in return.

Making your marriage work II - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Making your marriage work II - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Memorise: And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? – Matthew 19:5

Read: Ephesians 5:21-25 (KJV)

21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Bible in One Year: Matthew 9:27-12:8; Job 12:1-12


A marriage that has God in it is the best thing that can happen to any child of God. The Bible says:

“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord” - Proverbs 18:22

This Scripture unequivocally dismisses the wrong notion of marriage being a burden. For your marriage to work, our memory verse for today reveals the first obligation on the part of the man (the husband) towards his wife: you must strictly adhere to this twin-command – leaving your parents and cleaving to your wife. Some men never leave their parents, particularly their mother. They are “mummy’s boys” and after marriage they still ‘eat from their mother’s pot’ on regular basis. This habit destroys a marriage relationship fast.

Unconditional love is another obligation a husband must perform towards his wife. This kind of love will make the man give his entire being to his wife without expecting anything in return. The Bible says:

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” - Ephesians 5:25

Some men, unfortunately, do not know what it means to be married. Marriage could be regarded as giving of one’s self to one’s spouse. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, gave the real picture of marital obligation when he wrote:

“32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: 33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.” - 1 Corinthians 7:32-33

The truth in the above passage is that a man is under obligation to cater for his wife and to have an unreserved commitment to the joy and well-being of his wife. Some so-called Christians are so careless about their marriage that they neglect the divine mandates of caring for the family. As a result, the wife becomes disillusioned about the faith and the children vow never to follow their father to worship God. At the end of the day, the failure of the family eventually affects their Christian walk and ministry. Love must be experiential and substantial, men must show their love practically, and their spouses will not be in doubt as to whether or not they are loved.

Prayer Point: Father, please give me the ability to love my spouse unconditionally.

Tuesday 26 January 2016

Making your Marriage Work I - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Making your Marriage Work I - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Memorise: Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. – Proverbs 31:10

Read: Ephesians 5:21-25 (KJV)

21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Bible in One Year: Matthew 7:1-9:26; Job 11:7-20


It takes a great commitment to make a marriage successful and blissful. This gift of God demands the commitment of those who are involved. The good thing is that the Bible is not silent on what couples must do to make their marriages work, I pray for couples reading this devotional; your marriage will be highly successful in Jesus Name.

In our Bible reading for today, we are blessed with some principles which will help us make our marriage work. The first one that catches our attention is the mutual submission between the husband and the wife. Both the husband and the wife must learn to mutually submit to one another. The reason is found in the first epistle of Paul of the Corinthians:

“3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.” - I Corinthians 7:3-4

Another principle that any woman who wants her marriage to succeed should imbibe is unconditional submission. This is the submission that does not attach any condition to compliance. The Christian wife must learn to submit to her husband. When she does this, she receives a blessing which money cannot buy from God.

“5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: 6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.” - 1 Peter 3:5-6

It is dangerous for a woman to go into a marriage partnership with a man who she will not submit herself to. It is better for such woman not to get married at all. When the Word of God says,” Wives, submit….” some people take this as a piece of advice.  However, it is not a piece of advice, but an express command; it must be obeyed. As a matter of fact, the Bible goes further to reveal the degree of submission; it says:”…as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their husbands in everything.” Years ago, I counselled one of my daughters along this line when she began to have problems with her marriage. Initially, she did not find it pleasant, but I told her that she could not do contrary if she really wanted her marriage to work. The problem with her then was that she was highly educated as her husband and she felt she had equal rights with her husband and she felt she had equal rights with her husband. May the Lord bless your home with eternal peace in Jesus’ Name.

Action Point: Take a practical step of voluntary submission to your husband as unto the Lord today, and the Lord will give you a peaceful home.

Free Indeed - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Free Indeed - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Memorise: If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. – John 8:36

Read: John 8:34-36 (KJV)

34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Bible in One Year: Matthew 4:23-6:34; Job 10:18-11:6


Many people claim to be free, but they are not free indeed! The only genuine freedom is available in Jesus Christ. Anyone that still commits sin and claims to be free is living in self-deceit. The greatest task-master in the world is sin. Whoever is under its grip is not free and as a matter of fact, has no mind of his own.

During the days of Jesus here on earth, the Jews did not know they were in bondage. Hence, they were surprised when Jesus said that the words which He was spreading to them would set them free. In the scriptural passage before us today, Jesus Christ revealed the source of bondage which people entangle themselves in.

“Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin” - John 8:34

Only the truth of the Word of God can set man free from the slavery of sin. The question is how can we know the truth? Jesus is the only truth that can set us free from the slavery of sin. No other means can afford us the desired freedom. Another liberating truth in the Word of God is that whoever commits sin is of the devil, but the Son of God has come to destroy the power of sin in man.

“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” - 1 John 3:8

In Acts 4:12, we read that there is no salvation by any other, because there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Beloved, if you are being intimidated by the task-master of sin (the devil), the good news is that Jesus Christ is able to set you free, if you will come to him today in total repentance. It is only Jesus that can make you free indeed. Believe Him today, and you will be free from all forms of bondage.

Prayer Point: Father, please set me free from all forms of bondage in which the enemy has kept me in Jesus’ Name.

Sunday 24 January 2016

The Lord strong and mighty - Monday 25 January, 2016

The Lord strong and mighty - Monday 25 January, 2016

Memorise: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. – Revelation 1:8

Read: Psalms 24:7-10 (KJV)

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Bible in One Year: Matthew 1:1-4:22; Job 10:6-17


It should be surprising to see children of God cringing in the presence of forces that threaten not only their physical lives, but also relationships with their Father in heaven. This attitude is unlike that of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Babylon. These young Hebrew men knew their God to be strong and mighty, and they were bold enough to declare it to the absolute dictator, king Nebuchadnezzar. This is what is expected of us as children of the Most High God.

In the testimony of the Psalmist in our Bible reading for today, we read of him speaking about the God who is strong and mighty in battle. This God has never lost any battle. Like I have preached on many occasions, this God is a war-Lord. He is more effective than any Chief of Naval staff when it comes when it comes to offensive air battles. This was proven in the battle he fought on behalf of the children of Israel under the leadership of Joshua:

“And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.” - Joshua 10:11

Beloved, I am pleased to announce to you that if truly you are born-again, your God is strong and mighty. Hence, you have no reason to fear any attack of the enemies. The Bible says:

“19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. 20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.” - Isaiah 59:19-20

There is something very important to note in the above scripture; “.. unto them that turn from transgression..” The Lord, strong and mighty can only fight on behalf of those who have reconciled with Him through genuine repentance. Sin exposes an individual to enemy attack. Therefore, I appeal to someone reading this devotional; ensure that your life is void of iniquity which makes you vulnerable to the attack of the enemy. Our God is strong and mighty. Those who have walked with Him sincerely have this as their testimony. It will be yours too in Jesus’ name.

Prayer Point: Father, please show yourself strong and mighty in my life so that my enemies may fear, repent and surrender to your Almightiness.

Saturday 23 January 2016

Divine Transformation II - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Divine Transformation II - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Memorise: And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. – 1 Samuel 10:6

Read: 1 Samuel 10:1-6 (KJV)

1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?

2 When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?

3 Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine:

4 And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.

5 After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:

6 And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 32:46-34:12; Job 9:25-10:5


The Almighty God at creation set the natural laws in motion, and they started to function just as He commanded them. For example, the sun rises and sets at the appointed times and so does the moon. However, whenever God decides to showcase His sovereignty, He may decide to suspend these laws and do things as He pleases. He may even decide to bring something out of nothing or make somebody out of nobody. This is what people call ‘a miracle’. My prayer to someone using this devotional today is that a divine transformation will make you somebody where you have been looked upon as nobody in Jesus’ Name.

The story in our Bible reading today reveals a divine transformation in the life of the first king of Israel, King Saul. He was not just anointed as a king; he started to prophesy. The good news is that a better transformation which is equally divine is now available to whoever is willing to surrender his life to Jesus Christ. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17:

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold all things are become new.”

As a result of this experience, the believer becomes very important personality. Apostle Peter called us chosen, royal priesthood and peculiar. Beloved, do you desire divine transformation? There is only one person who can give you this experience; and this is Jesus Christ. The Bible says;

“He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.” 1 Samuel 2:8

However, the divine transformation which makes an enemy of God become a friend of this same God, takes some responsibilities. Old things must pass away and the fellow must now live according to the principles of the Kingdom of God. The Bible says;

“And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” - 1 John 3:3

The reality which King Saul did not pay close attention to might have been responsible for his dethronement. This may also account for the downfall of many children of God, who God transformed and raised to be His ministers, but took the grace of transformation for granted and lost their position both in the ministry and in the Kingdom of God. This will not be your portion in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Point: Father, please use Your almighty power to give me a pleasant transformation this season in Jesus’ Name.

Friday 22 January 2016

Divine Transformation I - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Divine Transformation I - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Memorise: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17

Read: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (KJV)

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 31:14-32:47; Job 9:13-24


Yesterday, we read about the state of the heart of man being very wicked. We also read about spiritual surgery which can bring about divine transformation. The work of redemption performed by Jesus Christ makes divine transformation possible.

In the Bible reading for today, we note the terrible things that man is capable of. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, unequivocally said that those who do those things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. However, he wrote:

“And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” - 1 Corinthians 6:11

Our Lord Jesus Christ was speaking to Nicodemus about divine transformation when He said to him: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Being born of water and of the Spirit brings about divine transformation.

The mystery of the new birth cannot be explained by human reasoning except through the enlightenment by the Spirit of our God. For example, in the epistle of John:

“8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” - 1 John 3:8-9

There are two main avenues for experiencing divine transformation: the first is genuine repentance; when a man voluntarily submits his will to God in obedience. The other one is the power in the blood of Jesus Christ; the blood of the new covenant is much more superior to the blood of the bull (Hebrews 10:4). Therefore, for divine transformation, Jesus Christ is the answer. I pray that all the necessary transformation you need to live an acceptable life before God will be given to you through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Prayer Point: Father, please cleanse me from all impurities and let my life conform to Your original image.

Thursday 21 January 2016

Walking with God III - Friday 22 January, 2016

Walking with God III - Friday 22 January, 2016

Memorise: He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. – Psalm 24:4

Read: Psalm 24:3-6 (KJV)

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?

4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 19:1-31:13; Job 8:20-9:12


Walking with God requires living holy because God is holy. According to the Scriptures, two can’t walk together if they do not agree. When we live holy, we are in agreement with God. The Lord spoke with Abram thus:

“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.” - Genesis 17:1

In our Bible reading for today, we are confronted with some fundamental requirements for an acceptable walk with God. The first one is clean hands. If your hands are defiled, you cannot walk with God. What is it that defiles a man’s hands? Blood money is one; money that belongs to another person or organization but you have taken unlawfully is another. Also your hands are defiled by the unlawful touch of another man’s wife or another woman’s husband.

“27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? 28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? 29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.” - Proverbs 6:27-29

Moreover, only a man with pure heart can effectively and acceptably walk with God. The heart is deceitful and desperately wicked, but God is able to remove this wickedness. This is why everyone must surrender his or her heart to God for spiritual surgery through genuine repentance. The Scripture says all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. If we confess our sins to God, He is faithful to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. God also promises:

“19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: 20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.” Ezekiel 11:19-20

Jesus Christ said that we cannot serve God and Mammon. Also, the Bible enjoins us not to love the world and its vanities. Failure to heed this scriptural injunction is lifting up our soul unto vanity. The love of money can hinder our Christian walk with God. It makes Christians do such things as swearing false affidavits. May the Lord deliver you from anything that works against your walk with God in Jesus’ Name.

Action Point: Using 2 Corinthians 6:14-18:
“14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

Pray that God will enable you to shun anything that will hinder your walk with Him.

Walking with God II - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Walking with God II - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Memorise: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. – Isaiah 28:16

Read: Deuteronomy 8:1-6 (KJV)

1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.

2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.

6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 28; Job 8:1-19


Walking with God requires knowing His ways. There is no way you can walk with God if you do not know His ways, this is because God is invisible and yet only walking with Him guarantees safety and prosperity. Another thing about walking in His ways is that His ways are often not our ways: The Bible says:

“8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” - Isaiah 55:8-9

In our Bible reading for today, God says that His people should remember all the ways in which He led them for forty years. One striking thing about this passage is the fact that man survives majorly on the word of God and not by bread alone. How did God show His people this truth? He gave them food and water on a daily basis without them labouring. Even their clothes and sandals did not wear out!

“3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.” – Deuteronomy 8:3-4

The above passage shows that people of God should not disobey God because of what they will eat or drink. Many today are on their way to hell because of what they will eat, drink or put on. This was the truth that guided Jesus when the devil wanted to bring Him down with food in Luke 4:4 Jesus taught his disciples, re-assuring them that as long as they walked with God in His ways through His words, all their needs would be met. He said:

”Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” – Matthew 6:25

Beloved, I encourage you to begin to walk with God by His word from today, and you will experience His Almighty benevolence in Jesus’ name.

Prayer Point: Father, please help me to always trust and take you by your infallible Word in Jesus’ name.

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Walking with God I - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Walking with God I - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Memorise: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. – Genesis 5:24

Read: Deuteronomy 5:30-33 (KJV)

30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.

31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.

32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 25:5-27:26; Job 7:7-21


Walking with God can be highly rewarding if we can pay the price. The price, however, is very easy if we are humble-hearted, after all Jesus said: “for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

In our Bible reading of today, we are confronted with what it takes to walk with God. Walking with God takes complete obedience to His Word. Failure to do this brought calamity upon the human race in the Garden of Eden. The Bible says:

“16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” - Genesis 2:16-17

The First man and woman listened to the devil who deceived them by telling them that God’s word was a lie. He persuaded them to eat the forbidden fruit, and as a result, they bungled their walk with and God’s presence began to frighten them.

“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” - Genesis 3:6

This is exactly what is still happening today. People find it difficult to live by the words of the Holy Scriptures because they feel it is out-dated. Some theologians are already saying that the ideals of Christ in the gospels are no longer relevant or tenable in the 21st century! These only remind me of what God said concerning His word and concerning the latter days; Jesus said:

“18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. -” Matthew 5:18-19

Beloved, walking with God is a command that doesn’t just please God but also benefits us greatly. The Bible says: “…that ye may live and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.” - Deuteronomy 5:33

Prayer Point: Father, please help me to walk with You in complete obedience to Your Word.

Monday 18 January 2016

Qualified for commendation? - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Qualified for commendation? - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Memorise: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. – Revelation 22:12

Read: Matthew 25:19-21 (KJV)

19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 22:13-25:4; Job 6:24-7:6


Man is wonderfully and fearfully made. Created in the image of God, man is a “god” to other creatures. God Almighty created man for a divine purpose and for His pleasure. At the same time, He has earmarked a reward for every man who chooses to fulfill God’s purpose for his life. This is why in our memory verse today, we read about Jesus Christ saying He rewards men according to their works.

In our Bible reading today, the faithful servant who made good use of the talents given to him by his master received commendation. This story is no doubt talking about the commendation and rewards awaiting believers who faithfully serve the purpose and interest of the Lord. The question confronting us in today’s reading is “Are we qualified for commendation?” Jesus Christ said:

“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” - John 15:16

The Lord is encouraging someone reading this devotional today; He is taking note of your labour of love in the Church and to humanity. Though your pastor or superior may not commend you, the Almighty God will reward you handsomely if you will not be weary in well doing. Galatians 6:9 says:

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

The outspoken Peter asked the Lord what their reward would be seeing that they left everything to follow Him. Jesus answered by saying:

“29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” - Mark 10:29-30

Beloved, if you want to receive commendation from the Lord on the last day, first step is to give your life to Christ. Then, begin to work for Him, serve Him and His Church through soul winning and sacrificial giving. You will surely be commended. Remember He said, “I come quickly and my reward is with me…”

Action Point: Think of a way to use your God given talents to expand God’s kingdom on earth: be it through giving or aggressive soul winning.

Weep Not: A divine command - Monday 18 January, 2016

Weep Not: A divine command - Monday 18 January, 2016

Memorise: Rejoice evermore. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16

Read: Luke 7:12-15 (KJV)

12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 19:15-22:12; Job 6:8-23


At times, children of God lose the import of God’s command, which invariably is for our good if we do not take it as a suggestion but as a command. Positively, one of such commands is one of the shortest verses in the New Testament; “Rejoice evermore.”

In today’s Bible reading, we were given a command; “Weep Not". This command is easier read than obeyed, but then, it should be obeyed. A widow lost her only son and Jesus Christ commanded her not to weep! This command came before the action that justified it in that situation. To someone reading this devotional, Jesus is telling you; “weep not” because He will intervene in that situation which is causing you to weep. One terrible thing about weeping is that it does not solve the problem at hand. So, why engage in what will not change the situation? Once again I say, “Weep not”. Jesus Christ who asks you not to weep knows what He is going to do about that situation, like in the case of the widow of Nain. The Bible says that Jesus came and touched the coffin that was bearing the dead young man and commanded life to come back to the lifeless body. Death then immediately released the soul of the young man at the command of the One whose Name is the Resurrection and the Life.

Weeping could be very detrimental to those who indulged in it. Apart from being a deviant behaviour against a divine command, it blurs your vision and reasoning. Also, weeping, particularly when God has spoken against it, is an indirect way of protesting against God’s word. It is equal to murmuring which is also rebellious. The Bible assuredly says :

“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” - Psalms 30:5.

Blessed are we, if we believe this scripture. In addition, the Bible says that weeping blurred Mary Magdalene’s vision on the resurrection morning so much that she mistook Jesus Christ for a gardener!

“Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.” - John 20 : 15.

An antidote for weeping is the reading of God’s Word concerning His promises to us in time of trouble. Another one is high praises to God who specializes in reversing the irreversible. The Bible says that when David was distressed at Ziglag because his wives and children had been taken away by raiders, he appealed to God for consolation, and he was not only consoled, but was also assured of the reversal of the unpleasant situation. Beloved, trust the Lord for the reversal of that seemingly unpleasant situation in your life and that of your loved ones and you will laugh last.

Prayer Point: Father, please wipe away all tears from my eyes by removing those situations that cause me to weep today.

Sunday 17 January 2016

Like Teacher, Like Student - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Like Teacher, Like Student - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Memorise: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. – 2 Timothy 2:15

Read: Philippians 3:14-17 (KJV)

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 16:18-19:14; Job 5:17-6:7


In our Bible reading for today, we read of Paul, an outstanding apostle of Jesus Christ. He spoke of his relentless efforts to reach the mark for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. The following are what he did to attain the approval of God through the righteousness that can only be found in Christ. He endeavoured to know more of Jesus Christ in order to do His will. He was never satisfied with an average Christian life, he made bold to say:

“17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) ” - Philippians 3:17-19

Beloved, any Church leader who cannot say what Paul said above is not worth following. Show me your teacher and I will tell you who you are and how far you can go in the Christian journey. When I gave my life to Christ, I was blessed with a leader that was heaven-bound; the founder of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. The first time I saw him, I saw the glory of God and the image of Jesus Christ in him and there and then, I knew that if I could follow in his footsteps, I would make it in my Christian race. He was impeccably transparent, a lover of the cross of His Master and Saviour. He did not only teach but practiced what he taught to the letter. Paul, the apostle wrote:

“8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed..” - Galatians 1:8-9

It is necessary for Christians to prove all things in the light of the revealed truth in the Bible and then hold fast that which is good. Only the truth, and nothing but the truth can set you free from the errors of the end-time. Jesus Christ is the Truth.

When the Bible enjoins you to “study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”, it simply means, study closely those who lived before you and enjoyed the approval of God, learn those things which they did that earned them God’s approval.

Prayer Point: Father, please reveal yourself to me afresh through Your Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord.

Friday 15 January 2016

The New Anointing - Saturday 16 January, 2016

The New Anointing - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Memorise: And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. – Revelation 21:5

Read: Acts 1:7-8 (KJV)

7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 14:1-16:17; Job 5:1-16


Jeremiah 31:31 says,

“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:”

The implication of this passage is that the new covenant presupposes a new anointing which is represented by Jesus Christ. He makes many things new including our mode of worship. After Jesus Christ had completed the work of our redemption, before He ascended to be with His father, He promised the disciples the power of the Holy Ghost (Acts1:5, 8). The coming of the Holy Ghost brought the new anointing which does many things in the life of a believer. One of such is the conviction of sin. Another thing the new anointing does is found in Luke 4:18-19

“18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

The new anointing brings the good news of salvation to sinners. It also brings healing, deliverance and the recovery of sight to both spiritually and physically blind individuals.

With the new anointing, we are shielded from seducing and lying spirits. We are properly groomed into all godliness without having to struggle on our own. Also, the Bible says:

“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” - 1 John 2:27

Our Lord Jesus Christ, under the influence of the new anointing, went about doing good, preaching the gospel of peace between man and the Almighty God. When a new believer comes under the new anointing, 2 Corinthians 5:17 explains what happens;

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

My prayer for someone using this devotional is that the blessing of the new anointing will be your portion in Jesus’ Name. However, you must surrender your life to Jesus Christ first.

Action Point: Activate the new anointing upon your life by praying in Jesus’ Name for the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Thursday 14 January 2016

The right side - Friday 15 January, 2016

The right side - Friday 15 January, 2016

Memorise: Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD'S side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.  – Exodus 32:26

Read: John 21:1-6 (KJV)

1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.

2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.

6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 12-13; Job 4:7-21


Being on the wrong side of life is very dangerous. Many things go wrong when you are not in the right place. My prayer for someone using this devotional is that you will never be on the wrong side of life in Jesus’ name. And if you are on the wrong side already, may the Lord move you to the right side of life in Jesus’ name.

In the Bible reading for today, we need about the disciples’ encounter with the resurrected Jesus at the sea of Tiberias. They toiled throughout the night and caught nothing. When Jesus came to them, they did not recognize Him. Jesus teased them and asked “Children, have ye any meat?” The answer was obviously negative. When you are not where you should be, you are on the wrong side and this can bring untold sorrow and lack. The compassionate Jesus then issued a directive that they should throw their net on the “right side” of the ship for a catch. Amazingly, they caught a multitude of fishes. One lesson we must learn from this story is that every child of God must find out which is the right side to be. In Genesis, we read about the wrong side Lot went to when he separated himself from Abraham.

“10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.” - Genesis 13:10-11

Lot greedily chose the land that seemed good for his flock without considering his elder uncle who gave him the option to choose first. Unfortunately, it was the wrong side; it was a place that was marked for destruction, after Lot had become “successful”, the iniquity of that land brought total destruction upon it and Lot took nothing out of the land. As a matter of fact, he lost his wife in the land.

“24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. 26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.” - Genesis 19:24-26

Beloved, the side of the Lord is the right side. Jesus said: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Come to the Lord’s side today if you are yet to answer His call. Repent and accept Him as your Lord and Saviour. He will prosper you and give you all-round rest as He has promised.

Prayer Point: Father, please take me away from the wrong side of life and bring me to the right side.

That I may know Him - Thursday 14 January, 2016

That I may know Him - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Memorise: If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.  – John 7:17

Read: Philippians 4:7-10 (KJV)

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 9:13-11:32; Job 3:20-4:6


Being with Jesus brings about knowing Him as we ought to. Many blessings await the one who knows Jesus correctly. Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ prayed he might know Him, because he knew the attendant blessings of knowing the Author of life. The question is what does it entail to know Jesus Christ? It takes staying with Him, learning from Him, doing His bidding and loving the brethren. He said:

“28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” - Matthew 11:28-29.

There are lots of things we must learn from Jesus if we really want to know Him as He is. For example, in the three great temptations that confronted Him in the wilderness, He proved true and faithful to His Father in Heaven. He did not misuse His power, authority and privilege of being the son of the God with whom there is no impossibility. So, He refused to turn stone to bread. He also turned down the offer of being the richest man on earth when the condition was to worship the devil. Jesus Christ was confronted with the pride of life when He was prodded by the devil to engage in a show of power but He refused to jump from the pinnacle of the temple.

It is interesting to note that these were the three main temptations that rocked the human race in the Garden of Eden, and our first parents fell headlong into them. The lust of flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life (Genesis 3: 6, 1 John 2:16). As we know Jesus Christ, we learn to do His bidding and when we do His bidding we are blessed. Our lack of the knowledge of Him makes us alien to God and we short-change ourselves by this. The Bible says:

“And such as do wickedly, against covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries; but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” - Daniel 11:32.

The apostles of old knew the importance of knowing the true God and one of them said: ‘… shew us the father, and it sufficeth us.” (John 14: 8). Brethren, we must know Jesus through and through.

Action Point: Using Philippians 3:10, pray earnestly to God that He may reveal Himself to you.

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Being with Jesus - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Being with Jesus - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Memorise: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  – Matthew 11:29

Read: Acts 4:13-14 (KJV)

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 7:1-9:12; Job 3:3-19


It is one thing to answer the call of Jesus Christ, and it is another thing to stay put with Him after we answer the call. There are casual followers of Jesus Christ and there are die-hard followers as well. The casual followers of Jesus Christ have their reasons for casually following Him. One of it may be because they cannot live by the ideals that Jesus teaches in His gospel. Being with Jesus means living by His teachings, He once lamented:

"And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” - Luke 6:46

Many call Jesus “Lord” with their mouth but indeed, they do not regard Him as the Lord of their lives. This is why, for the avoidance of doubt, Jesus said:

“31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” - John 8:31-32

Two things are clear from our Bible reading for today; the first is, if you have been with Jesus indeed, boldness will be your trademark. The Bible says:

“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” - Romans 8:15

When a so-called child of God is living in fear, we must check out whether indeed he has been with Jesus. Secondly; someone who has been with Jesus lives a daily miraculous life, this is another trademark of genuine followers of Jesus Christ. The Bible says:

“And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.” - Acts 4:14

I have taught my children in the School of Disciples that we can do more than Jesus did according to His promise. When we believe this, we stop being caricatures of His Ambassadors on earth. Then, we shall bring the whole world to their knees, when we confidently tell them that Jesus is Lord. We are indeed the light and salt of the world if we chose to be with Jesus, living according to His ideals. Two great blessings of being with Jesus are: we shall learn of Him and when we learn of Him, we shall find rest for our souls. Come to Jesus today and decide to stay put. Don’t be a casual or temporary follower of Jesus Christ.

Action Point: Make up your mind to live the rest of your life for and with Jesus today and you will be a blessed person.

Monday 11 January 2016

Genuine praise and worship: A path to prosperity - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Genuine praise and worship: A path to prosperity - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Memorise: The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.  – Proverbs 10:22

Read: 2 Chronicles 20:24-26 (KJV)

24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.

25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.

26 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto this day.

Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 4:32-6:25; Job 2:7-3:2


Yesterday, we considered genuine praise and worship as a path to victory, today we want to consider prosperity; the genuine praise and worship.

“And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.” - 2 Chronicles 20:25

When God tells you that He would prosper you, don’t insult Him by asking “how?” This is because while you do not have one way that can lead you to your prosperity, God has uncountable ways. All you need is to believe and obey Him (John 11:40). Is it not amazing, if not unusual, for the soldiers in our bible reading to go to battle with precious jewels and costly outfits as if they were going for wedding ceremonies? The reason for this was that God had determined to bless His people, because He knew from onset that His people would praise and bless the beauty of His holiness, so He prepared their compensation beforehand! Another lesson we must learn from this story is that our praise and worship must be Holy Spirit inspired; it must not be offered from our carnal man. The way we sometimes sing God’s praise confirms that these songs are carnally motivated: not seasoned with grace. It would have been acceptable if we were singing it to praise men like secular musicians do. Unfortunately, the One we claim to be praising is a spirit; He knows everything.

“23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” - John 4:23-24

Moreover, the Almighty demands our praise and worship of Him. He is also prepared to bless our obedience to this divine mandate. In other words, if we deny Him the praise that He is worthy of, He will also deny us the prosperity that we can so easily get. I once visited a relation with the aim of blessing him with a certain amount of money, but changed my mind because he failed to give me a modest hospitality according to our custom. When I left his house, I used about 5% of the money I should have given him to buy the soft drink he should have entertained me with. He lost 100% because he did not host me with 5%. Let us cultivate the habit of giving God abundant praise and worship and He will bless us with abundant prosperity.

Action Point: Throughout today, worship God in truth, in spirit and in holiness as you go about your daily business.


Pst E, A., Adeboye

Psalms 9:1-11, 34, 66, 100, 107, 118, 138. 
These prayer points are to guide you on  daily basis as you wait on the Lord.
Always start each prayer session with praise and worship and then follow it with your prayer points


Day 1, Monday 11th January, 2016
THANKSGIVING - 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 100, Psalm 103
Father, I thank you for keeping me, my family and all that pertain to me. Psalm 34:1-6
Thank you O' Lord for bringing me into this year. Job 33:18
Thank God for keeping you and all yours this year. Psalm 16:5-6
Thank God for His mercies on your life and family. Lamentations 3:22
Thank God because all will be well with you and all yours in 2016. Isaiah 3:10
Thank God for what He is going to do in your life this year. Isaiah 43:19
Thank God for your glorious future. Psalm 67:5-7
Day 2, Tuesday 12th January, 2016
CONSECRATION - Joel 2:15-17, Romans 12:1-2
Father, consecrate me spirit, soul and body as a living sacrifice in Jesus name.
Father,I receive supernatural purging and cleansing from every dead works by the blood of Jesus.
Father, pour upon individual and your church spirit of thanksgiving. Psalm 100
Father, sanctify and purify me from the filthiness of the flesh and of the spirit. Malachi 3:3, Matthew 3:12
Day 3, Wednesday 13th January, 2016
Joel 2:28, Acts 2:1-2.
1. Father, pour out Your Spirit upon RCCG and the body of Christ.
2. Father, refresh every thirsty soul.
3. Father, give me new depths of intimacy with the person of the Holy Spirit.
4. Father, anoint us as a church with fresh oil as we step into the New Year.
5. Father, let there be a sudden visitation of the Holy Spirit that will cause revival to break forth in RCCG
Day 4, Thursday 14th January, 2016
Father, empower and anoint Daddy and Mummy G.O. afresh on a daily basis.
Father, by your mercy silence every evil plan against the ministry of Daddy G. O. and Mummy G.O. Psalm. 143:12
Father, fortify the strength of Daddy and Mummy G. O. Isaiah 41:13-14
Father, divinely protect Daddy G. O.'s and family Psalm 125:2
Father, contend with those contending with Daddy G.O. and his family. Isaiah 49:24-26
Father, give Daddy G.O. and family divine health. Psalm 128:3
Father, let your special hand of favour rest on Daddy and Mummy G.O. for the rest of their lives. Psalm 27:1
Father, help Daddy and Mummy G.O. to finish well and finish strong. 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Father, empower Daddy and Mummy G.O. to break more new grounds this year.
Day 5, Friday 15th January, 2016
Zechariah. 3:1-4, Isaiah 55:10-11, Numbers 23:19
Father, let your hand rest upon our leaders to operate in divine wisdom.
Father, continually fill our Pastors with the spirit of God and that they will not be distracted.
Father, by your grace and wisdom distinguish our Pastors as a pacesetter and to lead us in your will.
Father, divinely protect them and their family. Cover them with the blood.
Lord, we pray our Pastors will hear You clearly through the Holy Spirit not emotions.
Father, remove every obstacle or objection from their path. John 12:37
Day 6, Saturday 16th January, 2016
Father, increase our resources emotionally, spiritually, financially, intellectually and relationally. Ephesians 3:20 
Father, we declare full expression of Your presence in all areas of our life. Zechariah. 2:5
Father, increase our capacity. Enlarge the coast of ministers, workers and members of RCCG.
Ask God to increase our ABILITY - power to make things happen for Your Kingdom. 2 Samuel 22:34-36
Father, we declare divine protection all our ministers, workers and member of RCCG. Psalm 91:10-11
Day 7, Sunday 17th January, 2016
1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 2Timothy 1:6, 1st Corinthians 2:4
1. Lord, let there be visible demonstrations of your power in my life and our services.
2. Lord, stir up every spiritual gift in my life that has become dormant or inactive.
3. Father, stir up every spiritual gift in the church that has been hidden or ignored.
4. Father, let there be divine investment of spiritual gifts and uncommon abilities in RCCG.
Day 8, Monday 18th January, 2016
Gal 5:22-23, Isaiah 37:31; Isaiah 32:15
1. Father, I decree that I am deeply rooted in your love and bear upward fruit.
2. Father, I decree that I am only the fruits of righteousness are made manifest in my life.
3. Father, empower me to win souls to the Kingdom of God daily.
Day 9, Tuesday 19th January, 2016
Micah 4:1-2, 1 Tim 1:18, Ps 2:8, Ezekiel 36:10, 11, 30, 37
1. Father, give your church burden for lost souls.
2. Father, uncover every veil hindering people to receive the glorious light of the gospel.
3. Father, we call forth those who are appointed to be the sons and daughters of the RCCG.
Day 10, Wednesday 20th January, 2016
Father, let there be massive inflow of souls in all our parishes. Isaiah 2:2-3
Father, increase the influence of RCCG in the community that God has called her to. Isaiah 2:2-3
Father, show me divine opportunities to win souls to His Kingdom
Day 11, Thursday 21st January, 2016
REVIVAL IN THE LAND 1 Tim 1:18, 2 Chron. 7:14, Hosea 14:7, Zechariah 10:1
1. Father, pour out your mercy on us as a church.
2. Father, purge me of every form of disobedience and self-centeredness.
3. Father, give me the grace to make the sacrifices required for the revival to break forth in our land.
4. Lord, we break down the satanic strongholds that control the minds and hearts of people in the land.
5. Father, we release the spirit of prayer upon our land.
Day 12, Friday 22nd January, 2016
REVIVAL AND RESTORATION - Ezekiel 37:1-14, Matt 16:18
Father, build your church into strong army, to take territories for you.
Father, let there be restoration of lost hopes & dreams this year. 2 Samuel 9:7
Lord, I decree upon my life the anointing to overtake and recover lost glory. Joel 2:25-27, 1Samuel 30:8, 19
Father, make every dry land a spring of water for me and your church. Isaiah 35:7
Father, revive every dead situations in my life.Ezekiel 37
Father, release spirit of grace and supplication upon RCCG to be a house of prayer and manifestation of your power.
Day 13, Saturday 23rd January, 2016
THE CHURCH - Acts 2:42 - 47
Father, give your church grace (Leaders & Members) to be steadfast and faithful in their role in the land. Acts 6:4, 2 Corinthians 7:1, Galatians 6:9
Father, let there be f oneness and unity in your church. Colossians 4:2, Philippians 2:2, 5, Matthew 16:18
Father, build your church. We come against every agenda of the enemy against your church.
Father, let your church have a personal encounter with you.
Father, strenghten the faith of each member of RCCG to do the work of ministry. 2 Timothy 1:9, 1 Corinthians 16:13, Jude 1:20.
Day 14, Sunday 24th January, 2016
THE COMMUNITY - Acts 2: 46, 47
Father, grant us wisdom and strategy to minister/ be relevant to the community. Matt 5:16, Col 1:9-11
Lord, grant them receptive heart. Psalm 95:7-8, Acts 19:19-20
Father, grant us mighty signs and wonders.
Father, grant us power of the Spirit of God to preach the gospel in United Kingdom.
Day 15, Monday 25th January, 2016
THE NATION - Jeremiah 29:7
Father, let your peace reign in UK.
Lord, let the storms of terror be removed. Psalm 91:4 -7, Mark 4:37 -39
Father, let the leaders surround and subject themselves to Godly counsel. Proverbs 19:21, I Timothy 2:1-2, Proverbs 14:34
Father, grant us boldness to declare and uphold the message of righteousness.
Day 16, Tuesday 26th January, 2016
Lord, let our children receive life and they shall be saved. 2 Timothy 3:15, Titus 1: 9
Father, may our children never be victims of someone else's mistake.
Lord, our children's destinies will not be destroyed or disrupted by accident or incident. 
Father, our children's lives will not be terminated as a result of someone's error. 2Samuel 4:4, 2 Peter 3:17
Pray for growth and increase in wisdom, stature and favour with God and man in the lives of our children. Luke 2: 52, 2 Peter 3: 18, 92:12
Day 17, Wednesday 27th January, 2016
HEALING & HEALTH - Isaiah 53:5
Father, illuminate my eye with the revelation of Christ's finished work. Isaiah 53:4-5, 1st Peter 2:24
Lord, cast out every spirit of infirmity. Mark 7:25-30, Luke 13:11-13
Lord, I will enjoy perfect health and wholeness. Isaiah 58:8, Jeremiah 30:17
Father, no room in my life for sorrow, depression sickness and pain. Isaiah 53:4
Father, I declare that every sickness in my body is destroyed in Jesus name. 1 John 3:8.
Day 18, Thursday 28th January, 2016
Father, release of your blessings upon the lives of our singles. Matthew 6: 33, Ex 23:25, Colossians 3: 23-24
Father, let our singles be preferred above their mates.
Father, no longer shall the singles be overlooked, desolate or rejected. Daniel 6:3, Esther 2:9, 1 Peter 2: 9
Father, let wisdom, knowledge and understanding lead them into favour in the sight of God and man. Isaiah 11: 2-3, Malachi 3:14-18
Day 19, Friday 29th January, 2016
Father, give me an excellent spirit after the order of that Daniel. Proverbs 22:29, Proverbs 10:4, Daniel 6:3-4
Father, favour me and the work of my hands beyond my imagination. Psalms 5:12, Luke 2:52
Lord, give me talents and business ventures that will make room for me. Proverb18:16,Genesis 26:22
Day 20, Saturday 30th January, 2016
Lord, preserve and protect our leaders from the schemes and craftiness of men. Psalm 31:20
Father, strengthen our leaders as they face the challenges that come with responsibilities of leadership. Ephesians 3:16
Lord, give our leaders wisdom, knowledge and understanding for leadership. 1Samuel 2:35 & 1Chronicles 12:32
Father, release uncommon strategies and creative solutions to our leaders. Proverbs 8:12, Daniel 5:11-14
Lord, anoint our leaders with fresh oil. Psalm 92:10, Psalm 89:20
Lord, raise a hedge of protection around all Pastors, ordained ministers, leaders and their family.
Father, preserve leaders health and let them fulfil your counsel and mandate. Psalm 89:22-29, Psalm 91:9-16
Day 21, Sunday 31st January, 2016
Father, protect me, my family and Church form tragedies and calamities. Philippians 1:6
Lord, hide me in the hollow of your hand. Isaiah 51:16, Psalm 17:8
Father, keep me from evil and protect me. I come against sickness and disease. Psalm 91
Lord take away sickness from the midst of us in RCCG. Exodus 23:25
Day 22, Monday 1st February, 2016
Father, give me grace to complete the project/assignment/ministry you committed into my hands. Acts 20:24.
Father, grant me divine speed this year 2016. Habakkuk 3:19
Father, grant me divine wisdom and clear direction. Isaiah 30:21
Day 23, Tuesday 2nd February, 2016
Lord, remove every reproach from my life and family. 1 Samuel 1:6-7
Father, give me testimony that will make my enemies praise the Lord that I serve. Psalm 126
Father, this year, give me a pleasant surprise.
Day 24, Wednesday 3rd February, 2016
Father, do a new thing in my life, family and destiny. Isaiah 43:19
Lord, bring to fulfilment your plans for my life. Joshua 21:45
Father, help me not to hinder your work in my life. Psalm 81:13, Mark 11:22-24
Father, have your way in my life, family, work, career and destiny. Hebrews 10:9a
Lord, fulfil your good purpose in me in Jesus name. Jeremiah 29:10
Lord, fulfil your good purpose in UK, let souls be saved and revival. Psalm 85:6, Hosea 6:1-3, Habakkuk 3:2
Lord, fulfil your plan in my life, family and nation. Psalm 126:1-6
Day 25, Thursday 4th February, 2016
Father, make 2016 my year of fulfilment in Jesus name. Habakkuk 2:3, Jeremiah 30:8
Father, fulfil all my dreams and expectations. Genesis 15:13-14, Exodus 12:41
Lord, let 2016 be my year of divine and supernatural progress. Isaiah 43:19, Psalm 66:12, Acts 19:11
Father, let this be my season and year of exceptional favour. Psalm 102:13
Father, support me divinely in Jesus name. Psalm 54:4
Father, sustain me and all mine. Isaiah 41:10, 14
Day 26, Friday 5th February, 2016
Lord, let only the God fearing rule our nations. Proverb. 1:7, Psalm 33:12
Father, let there be stability in all nations. Proverb. 28:2, Proverb. 11:11
Father, we reject loss of lives and property in 2016 in Jesus name. Joel 2:25-26
Lord, avert natural disasters this year in Jesus name. Psalm 91
Day 27, Saturday 6th February, 2016
Lord, make me faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2
Father, let this be my year of unlimited lifting, establishment, prosperity and divine announcement.
Lord, let there be healing and deliverance from long standing problems. Luke 13:10-13, Mark 5:1-15
Day 28, Sunday 7th February, 2016.
Lord, help me to fast and pray like never before in 2016. Daniel 9:3, Matthew 4:1-2
Father, let my sacrifice of fasting and prayer be greatly rewarded. Hebrews 6:10
Lord, let 2016 be my year of new beginnings of greatness and glory in Jesus name. Isaiah 43:19, Isaiah 62:2
Father, make me a light to all around me, use me to win souls into your kingdom. Matthew 5:14, Isaiah 42:6, 49:6
Day 29, Monday 8th February, 2016
Father, let kings stand at attention and princes bow low to me. Isaiah 49:7
Father, let kings and queens serve me, let them take care of all my needs. Isaiah 49:23
Lord, multiple every blessing in my hands.
Day 30, Tuesday 9th February, 2016
Father, cause me to sing songs of everlasting joy. Isaiah 35:10
Lord, let sorrow, sighing and mourning flee far away from me. Isaiah 35:10
Father, from now, let me know only the joy of The Lord continually.
Father, let me enjoy joy unspeakable joy and fill my life with your glory throughout 2016.
Day 31, Wednesday 10th February, 2016
Father, deliver every prey from the hand of the mighty in Jesus name, Isaiah 49:24-26
Lord, put to shame every evil strongman. Luke 11:21-22
Lord, deliver every lawful captive and the prey of the terrible in Jesus name. Isaiah 49: 24-25a
Father, fight with those who fight with me and save my children in Jesus name. Isaiah 49:25b
Father, feed my enemies with their own flesh; let them drink their own blood like sweet wine in Jesus name. Isaiah 49:26a
Father, let all the world know that you are my Saviour and Redeemer. Isaiah 49:26b
Day 32, Thursday 11th February, 2016
Father, please release the flood of righteousness. Psalm 51
Father, release the flood of your Power, Victory, and peace to our entire nation.
Father, help me to obey your word.
Father, help me to obey your voice. 
Father, let the nations of the earth be blessed through me, Zechariah. 10:1
Father, in a special way, do something new in our lives.
Day 33, Friday 12th February, 2016
Father, please give me peace like a river in every facet life. Isaiah 66:12
Father, let your peace rule in all area of my life
Father, still every storm in my life, Mark 4:39
Day 34, Saturday 13th February, 2016
Isaiah 48:17, John 10:4-5, Isaiah 30:21, Psalm 37:23
1. Father, I declare that my ears will hear the voice of God clearly.
2. Father, I download heavenly strategies to establish dominion in my life.
3. Lord, order every step of RCCG members.
4. Father, I move from glory to glory to fulfil God's purpose for my life.
Day 35, Sunday 14th February, 2016
Father, open our eyes to the principle of abundant life and fruitfulness. Proverb. 3:5 - 10
Lord, anoint your people to multiply greatly in 2016.
According to your word, Lord Jesus, make your church exceedingly fruitful in 2016. Genesis 12:1 - 3, Genesis 26:12 - 13, Genesis 30:43, Genesis 28:3 - 4
Father, bless us in 2016 'O LORD, send the arrow of barrenness back to the sender. Genesis 27:27 - 29, Genesis 12:3
Day 36, Monday 15th February, 2016
Father, let your glory fall on RCCG, make us solution of the issues in UK.
Lord, release your strength and resources for every member.
Father, uproot the spirit of fear that stops us from moving forward. Colossian 2:15 
Declare that whoever occupies the place God has given you be removed and ask that God will unseat them and restore your territory to you. Esther 2:1- 4
5. Holy Spirit reveal the areas I need to work on and fill me with wisdom and knowledge.
6. Lord, awaken every sleeping giant in the mighty name of Jesus.
Day 37, Tuesday 16th February, 2016
Father, make us more fruitful in year 2016. John 15:2
Declare a divine change of status in every area of your life. Genesis 32:28
Declare to God that you will not let Him go unless He blesses you. Genesis 32:26
Pray against financial death and bankruptcy, for financial promotion in the life of members of RCCG in 2016. Psalm.1:3
Day 38, Wednesday 17th February, 2016
1. Thank God for strength, grace and daily provision - Nehemiah 8:10
2. Pray that that Lord almighty shall give them fresh unction to carry on the work - I John 2:20.
3. Pray that the beauty of The Lord shall rest upon them and their families - Psalm 90:17.
4. Pray for more excellent spirit and pray against every evil plans their work - Daniel 6:3; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5.
Day 39, Thursday 18th February, 2016
1. Father, take your RCCG to her next level of explosion.
2. Lord, contend with those contending with the servants of God in RCCG. Isaiah 49:24-26
3. Father, every enemy of revival in RCCG shall dry up from their roots.
4. Father, let the 50 days fasting be fruitful for all participants, their families, our Nations and the Church. Isaiah 58:6-12
5. Father, let there be open Heaven for showers of blessings and testimonies. Ezekiel 34:26
6. Lord, let there be great harvest of souls in 2016.
Day 40, Friday 19th February, 2016
Deuteronomy 8:18, Psalm 35:27, Psalm 115:14, Luke 6:38
1. Father, open my eyes to see the abundance of your riches and glory.
2. Father, make me a true giver who will invest in your Kingdom.
3. Lord, I break every spirit that stops people from plugging into the covenant of prosperity through giving.
4. Father, release the power to get wealth and the wisdom of God to create multiple streams of income, Deuteronomy 8:18
5. Ask for uncommon financial miracles in your life and for RCCG
6. Command the 4 cardinal points of this nation and the earth to release every financial increase that is due and or long overdue.
Day 41, Saturday 20th February, 2016
UNITY - Psalm 133, Acts 2:1-3, Joel 2:7, Isaiah 7:5-7; 8:9-10
1. Decree that the bond of unity is strengthened amongst the leadership & RCCG.
2. Father, destroy every plot and plan of the devil to cause division, confusion and contention in RCCG.
3. Lord, frustrate the schemes and strategies of hell against RCCG.
4. Father, establish clear lines of spiritual authority and divine order in every aspect of our lives and ministry.
Father, I decree that every leader and member walk in their divine calling.
Day 42, Sunday 21st February, 2016
MARRIAGES & FAMILIES - Colossians 3:18-21
Pray for divine love in our marriages. 1 Corinthians 7:2-3, Hosea 2:14-20
Pray that our families would be worthy ambassadors of God's kingdom.
Father, let every trial in our marriages become testimonies James 1:17, 2 Corinthians 5:20
Father visit us with, uncommon favour, unexplainable miracles and unbelievable testimonies.
Day 43, Monday 22nd February, 2016
Father, reveal to me your agenda and plan for the next level of my life.
Father, give me the revelation of who I am in you.
Declare that the Lord will single you out and cause you to rise up amongst your peers. 2 Kings 9:2
Father, let our leaders follow your leading and anoint their eyes to see beyond the natural.
Father, release your power, might, strength and ability upon me.
Day 44, Tuesday 23rd February, 2016
Father, give me wisdom and understanding to operate in enlargement.
Father, I declare that I enter and break forth into enlargement. Psalm 4:1
Father, I will not let you go until you bless me and I conquer this mountain, Psalm 18:29, Genesis 32:26
Lord, activate every man you have ordained to connect you to your enlargement. Daniel 5:9-12, Genesis 41:14, Exodus 17:12
Day 45, Wednesday 24th February, 2016
Father, renew your fire and passion for the work of the ministry in me.
I declare that my walk with the Lord will not be in vain, Philippians 2:16, 1 Corinthians 15:58
I declare that as I walk with the Lord, I will not fail Him.
Declare that as you receive strength and grace for the work that your strength is made perfect in Him.
Day 46, Thursday 25th February, 2016
Father, provide for me emotionally, spiritually, financially for the work you have commissioned me to do.
Father, open my eyes and reveal what is keeping you from serving you as you desire.
Lord, birth in me a mighty hunger for your presence. Jeremiah 29:13
Father, revive my personal walk with Him. Lord fill me with yourself. Jeremiah. 29:13
Day 47, Friday 26th February, 2016
Lord, anoint all members of RCCG to excel, Daniel. 5:14, Deuteronomy. 28:13
Lord, anoint your church with fresh oil, Psalm 92:10
Lord, grant all members power to prosper this year in Jesus Name, Deuteronomy. 8:18
Lord, Let your church arise and shine in year 2016 in Jesus Name, Isaiah 60:1
Day 48, Saturday 27th February, 2016
Father, let me experience enlargement over every area of your life. 1 Chronicles 4:9-11
Lord, let your hand be upon me. I declare no restrictions to preaching of the gospel. Ezra 8:21-23
Father, let your hand be upon RCCG, let signs and wonders be of daily occurrence in RCCG, 1 Corinthians 4:20, Acts 4:33, Acts 5:15-16
Day 49, Sunday 28th February, 2016
Father, let there be increase, expansion and growth in my work and business. 1 Chronicles 4:10 
Lord, I take everything the enemy has stolen from me today. 2 Kings 6:5-7
Father, I claim all your promises, prosperity, healing, fruitfulness, etc.
Declare that RCCG will prosper, blossom and expand. Exodus 23:25-26
Lord, I command every power of curses in my life to be broken. Haggai 2:19-20 
Father, let the glory of this present house (RCCG) be greater than the former. Haggai 2:9,
Declare joy, peace, restoration, testimony upon RCCG. Zechariah. 10:1
Day 50, Monday 29th February, 2016
Thank God for sustaining us through the 50 days of fasting and Prayer.
Thank God for answered prayers
Thank God for granting us the strength to grow through the 50 days fast. I Chronicles 16:34, Psalm 18:46-50
Glorify God for speedy answers to prayer request presented to Him.

  1. Father I thank you for sparing my life and making me to witness this great year 2016.
  2. Father I thank you for divine  healing and divine health over the past years.
  3. Father I thank you for divine provision and protection over the past years.
  4. Father I thank you for every blessing and favour I have received form you so far.
  5. Father I thank you for counting me worthy of this great revival and changes that is about to happen.
  6. Father I thank you for your church Paradise of God that you have been keeping/upholding.
  7. Father I thank you for every various deliverance of all sort you have done in my life. Psalm 91:3
  8. Daddy please empower me and the church for the assignment you have for us in Jesus mighty name. Acts 1:8
  9. Daddy kindly bestow upon me and the church the grace to carry out this assignment without wavering or fainting. Isaiah 40 vs. 31
  10. Father, grant me the ability to wait totally upon you henceforth and to do things in your own way Prov 3 vs. 5-6.
  11. From now on, my spiritual mind be sensitive to the dictate of Holy Ghost in Jesus name.
  12. Daddy please activate my spiritual antenna to always operate at the expected frequencies in Jesus name.
  13. My lord, please remove and prevent any spiritual insulators (sin), that have or may want to hinder my prayers this year in Jesus name. Isaiah 59 vs. 1-2.
  14. Power to be dead to sin and alive to righteousness, fall upon me now in Jesus name. Rom 6 vs. 11.
  15. Daddy, please immunize me against any discouragement and failure in this my Christian race in Jesus name. Rom 8 vs. 34-39.
  16. Empower me lord with the grace to do your perfect will effortlessly.
  17. Daddy this year please grants me your speed in all that I do in Jesus mighty name.
  18. Father, please make me signs and wonders to my world this year and beyond in Jesus name. Isaiah 8 vs. 18.
  19. Daddy please show up yourself in all my endeavors henceforth, working little and reaping big.
  20. Daddy give me more thirst for you, your word and the holy spirit more than ever before in Jesus name. Ps 42 vs. 1
  21. Father I pray that henceforth, may I never be satisfied with my relationship with you, always wanting more of you in Jesus name.
  22. Daddy please empower me and your church for the great exploit as you have promised. Dan 11 vs. 32b
  23. Our lord and God, remember your church Paradise of God for good this year in Jesus name. Isaiah 49 vs. 15
  24. Daddy we ask that you will continually add to your church daily such as should be saved in Jesus name. Acts 2 vs. 47
  25. Father please make every member of Paradise of God fruitful and productive in Jesus name. Gen 1 vs. 28
  26. Daddy please continuously and divinely guide the leadership of Paradise of God. 1 Tim 2 vs. 1-3
  27. Father please bestow upon the pastor the ability to always ask and wait upon you before taking any step or decision as may be necessary.
  28. Daddy please fortify me and the church Paradise of God against any attack of the enemies in Jesus mighty name. Isaiah 54 vs. 17
  29. Father please renders impotent any weapon fashioned against me and Paradise of God in Jesus name. Isaiah 54 vs. 17
  30. Our lord and God, please advertise/show case me and your church Paradise of God beyond our wildest imagination in Jesus name. Daddy place keep permanently opened, doors you have opened for us. Rev 3 vs. 8.
  31. Father please protect all our blessings from evil attackers in Jesus triumphant name.
  32. Daddy we decree that any arrow fired at me or any abiding member of Paradise of God to backfire at least seven times in Jesus name.
  33. My God from now on I refuse to seek help from any other place anymore, please help me Ps 121 vs. 1-2
  34. Daddy please makes me and your church flame of fire that we will be too hot for the devil to handle.
  35. Father please give me the grace to release all that I have for your use on your demand.
  36. Daddy by your power I refuse to surrender to Satan and his followers ever again in Jesus name.
  37. Merciful God, please crown all my effort and that of your church with unbelievable/undeniable harvest this year and henceforth in Jesus mighty name.
  38. Father I decree from now on, no more bareness/fruitlessness of any kind in Jesus name. Deut 7 vs. 14.
  39. Loving daddy please protect me and your church from every wolves in sheep's clothing. 2 Cor 11 vs. 13-15.
  40. Anointing for all round success fall on me now in Jesus name.
  41. Daddy please grant unto us in Paradise of God our befitting place of worship sooner than expected in Jesus triumphant name.
  42. Daddy please make Paradise of God the spiritual citadel and Mount Zion of Nigeria in particular, and the whole world in general.
  43. Daddy please when the fruit begins to materialize, I shall not be found wanting in Jesus name. 2 Tim 2 vs. 6.
  44. You can add your own prayers.
  45. Begin to thank God for the answered Prayers in Jesus name..