Tuesday, 11 May 2021

BREAKING THE YOKE AND HEAVY BURDEN


Text: Matthew 11:30, Matthew 11:29

Yoke could be referred to as taking off an oppressive power from one’s way or life while burden is something that restrains someone from getting to his or her destination in life.

Any life or human with a yoke will not be able to achieve much success or if any at all in life. A yoke or burden is an instrument being used by the devil to deprive the children of God of their blessings. Bothe yoke and burden can be taking away from anybody’s life if such a person is ready to do away with them. There are steps to follows before yoke and burden could be taken away from anyone’s life.

In the reference text – Matthew 11:30, it states that “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” It shows that when you come to Jesus Christ, His yoke and burden are light for anyone to carry. Also in Matthew 11:29 it made us to understand that one will also learn from Jesus Christ when you agree to bear His yoke and burden respectively.

The effects of Yoke and Burden in a life

(1)   It reduces the power: Anyone under the bondage of yoke and burden will not be able to achieve much due to lack of power. -  Nehemiah 4:10.

(2)   Become old quickly: By virtue of yoke and burden career, one can become old as soon as possible because of stress.  -  Genesis 47:7-9.

(3)   Lack of joy and happiness – Anyone under the care of yoke and burden will not be happy and joy will elude such person.

(4)    It can make anyone to lose his or her memory until such person get healed or cured. Luke 13:12.

(5)   It can send someone to captivity

(6)   It can make someone to work for another person to eat without gaining from it.

(7)   It can as well leads to untimely death. Anyone under the bondage of yoke and burden might get killed as a result of continuous thinking.
How to get rid of yoke and burden

(1)   Avoid sinful act: Abstain from anything that have to do with sin.
(2)   Seek God daily
(3)   Read God’s Word daily –Joshua 1:8
(4)   Be filled with Holy Spirit
(5)   Be prayerful

Yoke or burden is human enemy that doesn’t want anyone to become successful in life. As we both take the above steps, I believe God will deliver us from all bondages of yoke and burden in Jesus name.

As the Lord lives and His Spirit lives, I pray may the Lord deliver us from any form of yoke or burden that has tied our life down in Jesus mighty name.

Enjoying Your Marital Life

Enjoying your marital life to the fullest is one of the best ways to live a fulfilled life in marriage. Marriage is a union ordained by the Almighty God Himself.  Enjoying your marital life should be paramount in your mind as a living soul. You must be ready to do some sacrifices such as loving your spouse with your entire mind.

 

Marriage is a union established and blessed by God for humanity's enjoyment. A woman will leave her parent and joined to her husband and become one flesh. By so doing, the love and affection will be towards the spouse day in day out. One of the best ways to do what will make you enjoy your marriage till the end of time without losing interest is unconditional love. 

 

When you know how to take care of your husband, you again magically rebuild everything and make your marriage last forever. Maybe you have a friend who has that "perfect" marriage - her husband is everything you would want. If you find yourself jealous of this, don't. You can make your marriage just like that perfect marriage you have been envying.

 

Remember the first day

First of all, I want you to think back of the times when you and your husband were first together. There must be things you had that made your husband mad about you - that's why he married you.

 

Unfortunately, it's not easy stay the same person throughout the marriage if you are not making a conscious effort for it. But if you think about it, it is not hard to show your husband that you have not changed at all, and you are still same woman he was crazy about sometimes ago. This is essential if you want to make your husband desire you again.

 

Be focused

Understanding what to focus on is also essential. One big, big reason for husband losing interest in their wives is that their wives lose what once made them individual, lively and independent. For you to be interesting and stimulating, you need to make your husband understand that your life isn't dull and you have a life outside the marriage.

 

The truth is that a man takes responsibility for the well-being of his wife's life. If your whole life is your marriage, know that nobody wants to carry the happiness of their spouse entirely upon their shoulders.


 Be determined

Even if both spouses love each other sincerely, at times they might find themselves getting more and more distant from each other and getting close to a divorce. But like me, you too can take some steps into saving your marriage and turning it into a satisfying relationship.


Your marriage is not doomed to divorce. I know that it might feel like there is no way to save your marriage now, but there is. With the use of specific techniques, you can repair your relationship and build something that will last for life.


In conclusion, it is good to have and enjoy a marital life while on earth. I pray and wish every one of us to have an enjoyable marital life.

Encounter with God

 An extraordinary encounter with God is required by anyone living on this planet called the world, and this will enable you to overcome the battle of life. A family battle is a kind of battle that understands you too well. It knows your background and every detail about you. It is blood-related; that is why you must deal with it promptly. 

 

When you encounter God, your life becomes meaningful, and you will achieve your purpose in life. An encounter with God Almighty will help put an end to all your life battles. 

 

It happened between Amalek and Israel in Exodus 17:15-16. Amalekites are descendants of Esau, the twin brother of Jacob. The Lord changed Jacob's name to Israel (Genesis 38:28). The battle and hatred between the two brothers degenerated and were extended to their offspring. Amalek grew up began to wage war against his father's twin brother's offspring- Israel. The Amalekites engaged Israelites in battle on many occasions. 

 

Below are attributes of family battle.

 

Not appeasable. The family battle, as seen in the Bible, cannot be appeased. It must be dealt with rigorously through prayers. It means you cannot do anything to plead with a devil incarnated person or people. All you need to do is an encounter with God to overcome them.

 

Dedication. Dedication is an act of giving oneself, time, money and life to someone to exhibit a genuine love that knows no bounds. It orchestrates an encounter with God efficiently.

 

Discipline. Discipline is the ability to make someone denies his or herself present enjoyments for more outstanding merits in future. It is evidence of present suffering that will bring out the hidden and glorious success of the unseen future.

 

Endurance. Endurance is the ability to withstand hardship, adversity or prolonged stressful effort. It is also an act of passing through a difficult time without complaint.

 

Forgiveness. It is a way of overlooking what someone has done wrongly, either knowingly or unknowingly, without taking offence or being hurt. It is also an ability to pardon or grant without expectation of restorative justice on the offender's part. Most world religious leaders also teach forgiveness.

 

Humility. Humility must be seen or reflected in everything we do in life. It is the ability to surrender all and showing a modest opinion in one's life. The act was demonstrated in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ as recorded by the Holy Bible that he was humble even until death. If we need to encounter God, we must humble ourselves in every step we take.

 

Sacrifice. Sacrifice is the ability to go through thorough stress, pains, or death due to immeasurable love for someone. 

This was manifested in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ when he came to this world and died for our sins even though he had no sin, yet he died for us all to have life. By laying one's life for someone special for a group of people to live. It is an uncommon and great thing to do by anyone.

 

In conclusion, it will say that an encounter with God brings the solution to life problems, orchestrate upliftment, brings success and accomplishment of one's goals in life. It is a way our creator – God Himself magnifies the beloved and the chosen ones. Encounter is God's intervention in one's life to achieve greatness. I pray may we all witness the encounter of God in our lives in Jesus' name – Amen.

 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Diligence: Master Key To Greatness



 Main Text:               Proverbs 22:29 

What is diligence?

Diligence can simply be defined as strong desire or determination to perform a task to achieve the best result. It could also be described as the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience to achieve positive result.  Our God is diligent in His work by creating both the heaven and the earth in six (6) days and rested on the seventh day. Despite the enormous work before Him, He was able to do all He wanted in just six (6) days because of His diligence.

Diligence shows one’s capability way of handling job, development, and issues in order to achieve results.  No wonder the Bible made us to understand in the main text of this discussion (Proverbs 22:29) that “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” This means that anyone who is focused, determined and dedicated will succeed in whatever he or she does. An ambitious person will become great and stand out among his peers as a result of his or her diligence in his or her profession or ministry. In the secular world, human are being rewarded for diligence and hard-work in a work place. This encourages other members of staff in a work place to become diligent and more committed to their job so as to get reward at the end.

God’s Vineyard
God Himself usually rewards His diligent, obedient and dedicated children accordingly. The Bible made us to understand in the book of Hebrews 11:6 which states that “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Also in Proverbs 8:17, it is an act of diligence that will make someone wakes up at the early hours to worship and pray to God while some are still sleeping. The Bible passages made us to understand that anyone who seeks God diligently will surely get a great reward from God. This shows the importance of diligence with God.

I will quickly mention few people in the scriptures who diligently seek God and achieved greatness at the end.

Isaac - In Genesis 26:12, it states that Isaac sowed in the land, and received a hundredfold in the same year. This comes as a result of diligence of Isaac in his farming profession. A farmer, who cleared, tilled and ploughed a land, then plant seeds and failed to look after the seeds he has planted will not be able to reap any seed at the end of the season or year simply because he did not come back to remove weds that will hinder the growth of seeds he has planted.   

In Isaac case, after planting, he came back to remove weeds in his farm so as to allow the seeds he has planted grow well. By so doing, God bless the work of Isaac and was able to reap hundredfold of what he has planted in that land as a result of God’s blessings for his diligence in his farming profession.

Joshua – He was able to succeed Prophet Moses as a result of his diligent service to God. It was God who discovered Joshua by Himself not Moses. This made him to succeed in leading the children of Israelite in the right direction and he was able to achieve greatness during his tenure as a leader.

Prophet Elijah – Elijah was able to stand before the Baal’s prophets and proved to them that there’s a God in heave that answers by fire. Elijah’s diligence made him to stand firm and proclaim the God he served before the people and God magnified Himself before them all. He was a great prophet of his time because of his boldness and diligence to the service of God.

Daniel – He defiled the King’s order and serves His creator openly despite king’s order that everyone should bow for the graven image at a particular time of the day. He was thrown into the Lion’s den, yet he didn’t exercise any fear because of his diligence service to God. He believes God will intervene swiftly and God actually proved Himself beyond Daniel’s imagination. Daniel achieved greatness at the end of it all (Daniel 6: 7-24).

Apostle Paul – As a result of Paul’s diligence in God’s vineyard, he was able to write fourteen (14) books out of the twenty-seven (27) books in the new testaments. As a result of his diligence in God’s vineyard, one can say the Apostle Paul was the greatest among the apostles in his time.

In conclusion, a genuine child of God (Christian) must be diligent in his or her service to God. Everything we do must be done with fear of God in our hearts. We must be diligent, focused, and dedicated in all we do for God.  Also, the Pastor should be diligent in their service to God so as to achieve greatness in their ministry in God’s vineyard or any chosen career or profession respectively. 

The most important things in life are our diligence and obedience service to the Almighty God, because He’s the ultimate rewarder of our service in His vineyard as stated in Hebrews 11:6.

I pray God to grant every one of us the spirit of diligence to do great exploit in our service to Him to become great in life in the mighty name of Jesus Christ – Amen.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Divine Expansion or Enlargement



Division expansion is an act of increasing something particularly in size, quantity, volume or scope by God. This can only be done by God because it goes beyond human comprehension or ability. If a man or woman encounters God’s expansion or enlargement, such person’s life will witness increase in business, finances, assets, and success in every areas of life.

Text: Genesis 1:26-28, made us to understand that God wanted His children to increase, multiply and have dominion over all other creatures. It is the will of the Almighty God for human to multiply on earth especially in child bearing but one must give birth to children one can cater for.

Secrets of divine expansion or enlargement

-         Hardwork - It is only God that can expand one’s business, finance or coast as a result of His infinite power to provide for all human He had created. He displayed His power when He blesses Isaac when he sowed in land Genesis 26:12. He sowed in the land because Isaac was industrious, hardworking and consistent.  

-         God make the poor to become rich. In book of Proverbs 10:22, it says “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.This made us to understand that only God can make anyone become rich with peace of mind added to it.

-         Diligence – Anyone who is diligent in his or her work or business shall become rich or successful through God’s blessing. God is happy with a diligent man or woman. This was made known to us in Proverbs 10:4, it reads “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” This shows that God doesn’t support lazy people but loves those who are diligent in their chosen career or profession.

-         Prayer – For anyone to witness divine expansion, such person must be prayerful. Prayer is a tool to make request from the Almighty God when we are in need or desire something good. The Bible made us to understand that before any prayer request can be answered by God; such prayer request must be from a righteous child of God. In other words, God doesn’t recognize or accept the prayer of anyone who refuses to repent from his or her sin. God loves a sinner but He hates the sin in his or her life. In Proverbs 15:29, it says “The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.” Also, in John 9:31 it says that God doesn’t listen to an unrepentant sinner. “Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

In conclusion, for anyone on earth to enjoy divine expansion or enlargement, such person must be in line with God. He or she must be ready to live a life free of sin and must be obedient to God’s instructions and commandments. Such person will enjoy unlimited divine expansion or enlargement from God with other benefits which includes unmerited favor, goodness, sound health, long life, greatness and lots more from God our creator.

BREAKING THE YOKE AND HEAVY BURDEN

Text: Matthew 11:30, Matthew 11:29 Yoke could be referred to as taking off an oppressive power from one’s way or life while burden i...