STAYING THE COURSE!


We are Elohim’s chosen people and as chosen people we have a chosen course to walk.
     It is the narrow path of our destiny, the race set before us. The question is, “Are you still on course?” “Has sin and disappointment taken you off course?”

    Many have given up on their course because of the pain that came with pursuing it. They have settled for a much easier, cozy, and normal life. For such they may never find their way back because they turned their on their course, their journey.

“ Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. 

FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE, HE WHO IS
COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY.  BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH ; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM. But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of
the soul” Hebrews 10:35-39

Standing Upon God’s Word


Life often may look bleak, problems may mount up that forces us into hopelessness, circumstances faces us, and tries to pull us down. We keep praying and often the situation may look the same. I have counsel countless people who feel like giving up. And the way out is this: Stand upon Elohim’s Word.


    Over two decades I have discovered that the key to a believers victory is standing upon the word of YeHoVaH. Unfortunately the people I counsel to stand upon God’s word, don’t even read their Bible. They don’t place value on the word of God. They are overly too busy in their ignorance. They fall because they have no word of God in their heart. The word of God will help us find direction in the thickest darkness.
 
New International Version
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105

TRACING ELOHIM


If you asked Joseph when he first got to Egypt as a slave boy, “Who did this to you?”, he probably would have said, “My brothers did me this great injustice.” Or if he was like many believers he would say, “the devil did this to me.” He never could have thought Elohim did it! At best nobody would understand.
     Can Elohim be that wicked? Does God cause bad things to happen to His righteous ones? All these and many more such questions arises in the mind of people ignorant of how Elohim works. At the beginning of life’s equation we often don’t sight God, but at the end He becomes so visible in the equation.

“And as for you, ye meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” Genesis 50:20
This words by Joseph are not nice cliche, this understanding came to him after many years of suffering in Egypt. He eventually knew Elohim was in the equation of his difficulty when he stood before Pharaoh. When the dream of Pharaoh reached his ears.
Joseph finally traced Elohim and discovered Elohim was in his life all along. He was never alone. Never abandoned. If you are a child of Elohim; trace Elohim . Don’t call your life a mistake. Whatever you are doing today, where ever you today; trace Elohim.

~House of Israel Lagos

TRUE LEADERS DON’T NEED PEOPLE!

TRUE LEADERS DON’T NEED PEOPLE!

This sort of statement would be shocking to a lot of people in the religious circle. But fundamental to every true leadership I have observed is the facts that, “If you need people you can’t lead people.”
     True leaders have broken free from the need for peoples acceptance, and approval. They have severed their hearts from making people their crutches. God will never allow His leader ‘need’ those they are sent to deliver. YeHoVaH spoke to my heart one morning, “You are not looking for people, they are looking for you.”
    When a leader is ALWAYS needing people for finance, for comfort, for encouragement TO DO what God sent him to do, he will lose his divine honor before those people. You can’t confront those you need. Why? For fear of losing them!

When the YeHoVaH told me, “You are not looking for people, they are looking for you.” He showed me the principle that changed my life from Isaiah 60.

Work at increasing the degree of the light!

“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you” Isaiah 60:1-2

People will come because they need you. They need the light upon you. This is the light that comes through prayer and revelation. It is the light that answers to their confusion and misery. Instead of looking around to people, spend your time to arise and shine! People are looking for you! People need you!

“Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 60:3

Nations will come, kings will come to you, because those in darkness needs the man with the light, the man with light doesn’t need them!

“Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you.” Isaiah 60:5

People will come willingly to partner with you, they will willfully bring resources to you, because they need you!  Brace yourself, Arise and shine! Let God’s glory come upon you through prayer. FOCUS on God not men.

~House of Israel Lagos

COMMENTARY ON THE LIFE OF ONESIPHORUS.

Four Lessons From His Life.
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“May the Lord show mercy to the
household of Onesiphorus, because he often
refreshed me and was not ashamed of my
chains. On the contrary, when he was in
Rome, he searched hard for me until he
found me. May the Lord grant that he will
find mercy from the Lord on that day! You
know very well in how many ways he helped
me in Ephesus” 2 Timothy 1:16-18

Onesiphorus whose name means profit bearer, one who brings profit, or one who is useful and helpful is mentioned in Paul’s letter to Timothy. He and his family stands out to be a very special people. Paul had to pray for God’s kindness over his life.

It was a heartfelt prayer because this man touched God’s heart by “being there” for Paul.

   Lots of believers want prayers and blessing but offer weak commitment to the cause of Messiah. Onesiphorus life is worth emulating.

1. He was a man of the overflow: Paul’s life and ministry was often being refreshed by him. He poured himself out to Paul’s ministry.

2.  Acceptance without Hypocrisy:  He accepted Paul without feeling ashamed of where Paul was. Some people want recognition and association with people doing well, but even with Paul’s chain and imprisonment Onesiphorus appreciated him.

3. Going Extra Mile:
When last did you have a friend who can go the extra mile for you. People are becoming too busy and self centred they can’t make any sacrifices for others but not Onesiphorus. When he was in Rome he searched hard for Paul until he found him.

4. A Helper:  When needs arrive in your life can those around you go any extent to help you?
    Onesiphorus was a helper. He didn’t just say, “Paul, I am praying for you”, No! But in many ways he helped Paul.  Don’t just stay in your comfort and say I am praying. Learn from Onesiphorus and learn the power of going the extra miles for others…

Paul’s Prayer For Onesiphorus!

Not all prayer carry the same degree of power. But Paul’s prayer for Onesiphorus was powerful.
Paul prayed for him to be shown mercy- special kindness on that day!
  What day? The day in which he will equally need help.  There are prayers you will only receive after you touch the heart of a man of God. Not being around him with your lips. Onesiphorus was with Paul with his heart; even in prison, in Rome, or in Ephesus he was there for Paul.

  Its time to live life from the extra mile! Every one of us need a Onesiphorus but first we must be a Onesiphorus for another.

From The Commentary of
Ndubuisi Eke Ministries.

SANCTIFICATION DEALS WITH YOUR INSECURITY!

Apostle Ndubuisi Eke tells us that the beautiful thing about sanctification is that the Holy Spirit exposes our deep seated darkness. And one of the darkness we all have to allow the holy Spirit do a surgical work on is personal insecurity!
    From the outset of Yeshua’s ministry His personal security button was properly placed. Yeshua never looked for people’s approval, neither did He draw personal identity from His successes. His fundamental self compass was ruled from within. He never needed what public opinion, popular voices were saying about Him to determine His life.

Yeshua seem to know His worth was rooted in His relationship with the Father, not in His successes.

In Mark 5:43, after the resurrection of Jairus daughter, you would have thought Yeshua would call for CNN,  post it on Facebook, or on Instagram. Instead what did Yeshua do, “He strictly ordered that no one should know about this and told them to give her something to eat.”

Yeshua security was not rooted in His success. And His increase in ministry was not rooted in public opinion, but in His submission to the Father!

“But Yeshua, perceiving that, withdrew from there. Great  crowds followed him, and he healed them all, and *lcommanded them that they should not make him known.” Matthew 12:15-16

Often self promotion is the root of insecurity. And we will never see true revival until we learn not to take God’s glory for ourselves.

Yeshua avoided publishing His success as a medium to increase followership or gain acceptance. As a matter of fact the more Yeshua influence grew the more careful He became about popularity. The more He acted more in secrecy.

In what way have your life been governed by personal insecurity? In what way have you done things to seek public praise? Do you do your act of charity publicly so men can praise you? Is how people see you more important than how God see you?
   If God was to raise the dead through you, can you like Yeshua keep it silent? Or will you rush to make a YouTube video from it? Are you seeking to build the kingdom or your own success?

The THIEF of UNIQUENESS

The THIEF of UNIQUENESS

Everyone is born unique until they meet the thief of uniqueness, who steals from them their most precious gift; their uniqueness!
Many people have lost their uniqueness, they have surrendered to wandering lives, fearful life, and a crowded life. They have blended in.
The thief of uniqueness is one thief we often don’t look out for, or safeguard our hearts from. The thief of uniqueness can be your parent, your teachers, or even your intimidating controlling pastors.
There is no finger prints exactly like yours! No voice are exactly like yours. There is a contribution only you were born to make. But the day you meet the thief of uniqueness, he steals all these from you!


Five ways the thief of uniqueness operate:

1. It works by telling You, you are not good enough.
2.It works through intimidation and the fear of man.
It works by making you seek human approval and acceptance.
It works through childhood trauma and abuse.
It uses the negative voice of someone in authority to steal your confidence.
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