SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 79 : BREAKING NEWS (PROPHECY IN FULL MANIFESTATION) 2017
We are in a time when we need to pay more attention to Current news : Trump approved Jerusalem as the capital of Israel today, December 6, 2017. Note: Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem to be their Capital. Truth: Jerusalem has been the Capital of the Jews from the time of King David in the Bible, until around Ad 35 to 70, when all Jews were forced to flee from Jerusalem to other countries. What to Look out for in this Period: There is going to be more increase of intifada, war of Muslim countries against the Jews and against America. The Jews need to build the Last Temple Prophesied in the Bible… The Temple whose building material has already been prepared could only be built in Jerusalem, the exact place of the Dome of the Rock, which the Muslims see as the only SURVIVING Share (shrine) of the Muslims in the Middle East. Anything could happen between now and the end of Trump’s Presidency. 12 Major Events to Watch out For After This Meeting: 1. Moving Israel’s Capital To Jerusalem. 2. Building of the Last Temple in Jerusalem. 3. Rapture of the Church 4. The Great Tribulation 5. The Physical Manifestation of the Anti-Christ 6. The 2 Prophets and Their Ministry. 7. The War of Armageddon. 8. The 1000 years millennial reign of Christ with the saints 9. Final Judgement of the dead and the living… total destruction of this sinful world and Satan & his kingdom 10. Emergence of the new heaven and the new earth 11. Believers being with God forever enjoying the presence and the glory of God forever 12. Believers Walking the streets of Gold… eat the fruit of the tree of life… while sinners (unsaved) spend eternity in hell fire with gnashing of teeth forever and ever…. (Please note that these events are not written in strict sequential order ie order of occurrence) There is no time to waste so Let me start with you…. Beloved, you have heard it all. Win souls and turn them from destruction. Search yourself, examine your life and walk in line with the scriptures. See if there are areas in your life where you have gone astray,, make amends and follow the word. The end is at the door! Therefore, please share, it could save a life. God bless you!
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 81: CELEBRANT WEEPING
Two years ago, JESUS’ asked one question from me which I would like to share with you as you are preparing for Christmas.
It was during Christmas celebration. The
vision was very clear.
JESUS’ asked me, my son, assuming you were invited to a birthday party and you met the celebrant weeping, what would you do?
I was shocked and could not answer, Celebrant weeping?
JESUS’ began to speak. I am the celebrant that you christians are celebrating my birthday every year. Each year, you increase my agony and tears during this Christmas celebrations because of your hypocrisy.
Many of you don’t even know me. The few that I can boast of are living lives of disobedient.
Holiness among my children is now a taboo. Righteousness, Sanctification, restitution and other sound Biblical doctrines had disappeared among you and you still gather to eat food and sing sinful songs to me. Is that how to celebrate my birthday?
Pastors are now spiritual 419.These so called pastors got power from Satan to do my work, yet you will see them gathering crowds to sing Carol. Why would I not weep.?
Burying human beings on the alter, going about with charms. Is that what I instructed them to do ?
Sleeping with church members is not a new thing among the so called ministers. All kinds of programs are organized by different churches with one purpose and agenda-to raise money.
My son, there are mega churches, mega instruments and mega population without any disciple among the congregation. Are these not wasted efforts?
Churches are building cathedrals everyday without candidates of heaven among the worshippers.
Why are you celebrating my birthday when there is no unity and love among my children?Why are you celebrating my birthday when your worship centres are being guided by herbalists because of the mundane things inside the building? Are you saying I am powerless that I can’t protect what belongs to me?
Nakedness is more visible in my churches than club houses.
My Son, Evangelism is dead and buried. What u are doing now is member snatching. Nobody is ready to go to fertile ground anymore.
JESUS’ said many things in that vision that I could not remember again.I’ve shared this revelation in my sermon and among my people.
Are you among those people that are making JESUS’ to weep every Christmas?Think about it.
JESUS’ is on his way already. You don’t need to be told d happenings in Israel,Palestine and other places.
I pray for everybody now,u and I will not miss rapture in the Name of JESUS’.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 82: HOW I LOST MY GIRLFRIEND.
Take your time to read THROUGH PLEASE:
IF THERE IS ANYONE I WANT TO SEE AGAIN, IT IS
THAT YOUNG MAN OF GOD WHO MADE ME LOSE THE
GIRLFRIEND I LOVED SO MUCH.
She loved me to the point that she was ready to be
disowned by her parents when they wanted her to
marry a rich politician’s son and she refused.
The love was simply so
much…She visited me for a weekend and I took her
to a program in a church where I was invited…
The two Guest Speakers for the 1st and 2nd days were
wonderful…We laughed and shouted Fire and even
sowed seeds of greatness… And I took my girlfriend
back to my house…
But the guest speaker that came on the last day was the one that caused the whole program to turn sour for me… He did not wear any big shoe or expensive suit… His hair cut was even scattered…
Unlike other guests, he did not have any escort or
security But I noticed that the moment he climbed
the pulpit, the atmosphere changed…
He started singing this song: # “Something more than gold… Something more than silver…
The Word of God in the heart of a believer, is
something more than gold”… And within 5 minutes, I began to see something like a mist, like a thick cloud inside that auditorium…
It was as if, millions of voices were singing that song at the same time. It was not long before I began to hear cries of men and women, boys and girls…: and yet, he had not opened the Bible… The church hall was tense… You would wonder if this was the same church we had been coming to for the past 2days…
“Lord, help me”…
“Forgive me Jesus… “
” Don’t leave me this way”
“Jesus, I need You back… “
” Holy spirit, break me… And use me… “
These and more were the deep cries I was hearing
from people around where I was sitting…
The choristers who were backing up the songs were
Some of them did not know when they began to
shout, through the microphone:” Lord, show me your mercy… “Some were shouting:” I need your revival, Lord… Will you leave me this way”?
I was afraid to open my eyes… The Glory inside that house was too much… When i managed to open my eyes, I didn’t see anybody standing… I was the only one on my feet…
The pastor that hosted the program was on the floor, in front of the church, with his wife…
The Assistant Pastors were with him in front of the
church, crying,… The Preacher was lying flat, crying on the altar… Nobody could know who was the
Preacher and who was the speaker…As a Preacher’s
kid, born inside the church, I have seen revivals… I
have seen the move of God’s power… But, never in
my life had I seen such manifest Presence of
God…And for more than 1:45 minutes, people were
rolling on the floor, crying their hearts out… Yet, the
guest minister did not open the Bible…
I was still standing, looking around for my girlfriend… But I could not find her…
When I went outside… I saw her, lying on the floor, flat, crying… As I tried to pull her
up, thinking that something might have hurt her… I
saw her blouse soaked with tears… Her voice was
already cracked… She had cried her heart out…I did
not care to wait for the service to close … I managed to guide her back to my house… And throughout that short journey, on the road, she was weeping like a
When we got home and she managed to sleep, right from her sleep, at short intervals, she began to sob, crying out from sleep… And before long, the pillow was already soaked…
The encounter she had in the church followed her home… And it continued like that for 3 days…
She was unable to eat anything…
In one of those nights, as she was praying and crying, she burst into tongues… She was crying and was blasting tongues, for more than 4 hours… How can I forget? The morning of the 3rd day, she told me: “Felix, when that young pastor was
singing that song… My eyes were opened and I saw
Jesus for the first time in my life… I saw the kind of
splendor I cannot explain… I saw His wounds… I saw
Him on the Cross… I saw Him calling me to surrender my life to Him….
Felix, something has
happened to me… And I am no more that same person.” The more I tried to cuddle her, the more she was running from my arms…
She asked me: “Felix , did you not feel what I felt? Did you not see what I saw? What I saw is worth more than the whole world. I saw a Crown that I cannot lose… Felix, i have to surrender to Jesus… I have to pack my
Before 30 minutes, she had picked her few things and about to go… As she was leaving, we were both in tears…
She told me: “FELIX, I know I love you and you love me too…. But I have to let you go.
At this moment, I have surrendered to Jesus…. It will be better to lose you than to lose that Crown that I saw… “
Tears had dried on our bodies and fresh ones were coming. I could not even stop her…
The girl I knew before had changed… Her face was radiant… It dawned on me that that young man of God had made me lose the girlfriend I loved so much…
And I was angry…
As I rolled from one part of the bed to the other, alone, inside my room, from morning till night… I began to blame myself for taking her along to that program…
Don’t blame me… I was not
born again then…Where else was I going to see another girl who would love me like her?
I was furious… Yes, but deep down in my heart, I knew that she had met God…
I knew that this was exactly how it used to be in 1980s and 90s…
On my own, I began to tell God: “If I will ever become a Preacher someday, this is the type I want to be… I will love people to come to my program and lose their girlfriends to God..”
And thank God, in the fullness of time, when it pleased Him to intercept me from a speedy journey
to hell, I understood what happened those days to
my ex girlfriend…
Several times, I have seen that same thing she saw that made her lose me and not care about it.
Friend, if you see what she saw, you will never be afraid to lose any man….
Apostle Paul said that when he fell and stood up on his way to Damascus, ‘I saw no
man’… Why are you afraid for us that we will starve if
we continue with this ‘criticizing’ ministry? Why are you complaining that nobody will host us in his big auditorium and give us big honorarium?
Thanks for your concern brother man… But we can tell the whole world that ‘We too, like Apostle Paul, saw no man’…
We did not see honorarium before we left all and embarked on this journey.. We saw a Crown that we must not lose on the last day…
Many are already wearing their own crowns here… They have forgotten the encounters God used to give them when they first met Jesus…
Lord, anybody can go… I don’t want to lose the glory you showed me! …
We don’t need too many friends…We don’t need those who want to show everyone that they are succeeding in ministry, even when, they are not known in Heaven
Our lives are better with fewer people whose eyes are still on that Crown…
With the help of God, in our weaknesses and fewness, if it please God, we might be able to stop the mouth of lions…
That was how that young man made me to lose my girlfriend..
My friends told me to give her some time that she will run back to me when memories of our sinful past will begin to hunt her…
I waited for months and years, up till now, she did not come back…
Together, with her husband,
they are running a revival ministry in my country
Nigeria… And she too is reading this post now as you are reading it… Aleluiah
Man of God, I don’t know the last time people listened to you and they went back and moved their things out from their boyfriend’s house and that was their last days in sin? When was the last time you preached and boys called their girlfriends on the
phone and told them: “It is over… I have met with
Jesus…. And am gone”,?
In the last crusade where ministered, you came back with car keys… Laptops, I phones and landed documents… But there was no tears for repentance…
Sinners came as Sinners, sowed their seeds as
Sinners and left as Sinners.
When again are we going to see you preach and men will start falling over another, even without altar call, asking God for repentance for their adultery?
Your choristers are already singing with snared hearts…
When are we going to hear somebody say about you, that: “This is that man of God that I heard and I left my sins and did not go back to them again?
Sister, I don’t know what they are telling you in your church every Sunday…
I know you want to shun your evil ways, but the church you submitted to seems not to have a problem with your sinful lifestyle… From year to year, they don’t preach against sin…. Only giving you 100 ways to make wealth, even when you are sinking miserably in sin and addictions…
The abuse of the gospel of miracle visa, miracle marriage, miracle contracts, and fighting of enemies is what brought this demonic wind upon us…
Jacob had all those things and yet, he was crying to God for an encounter…
He had it and that’s why we are still talking about him till now…
Lock your self up this
weekend and cry to God for that same encounter… If
He has not shown up, don’t give up… If my ex girl friend made up her mind to walk out from our relationship, there must be something she saw that’s worth more than me…
Today, she is happily married with wonderful children…
That God she saw that night has not failed her…
That thing she saw has kept her all these years…
I know you are afraid of what will become of you when you cut some ties…
Sister, stop playing church while you are feasting on your vomit…
It’s time to cry for an encounter… How long will you keep falling and rising and falling again?,
It’s time to cry for just one touch of Fire,…
I am sure heaven will not shun your wet eyes and cracked lips.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 83 :
OPEN GRAZING IS A SIN!
📷👉English EXODUS 22:5 If anyone grazes their livestock in a field or vineyard and lets them stray and they graze in someone else’s field, the offender must make restitution from the best of their own field or vineyard.
📷👉Yoruba ẸKISODU 22:5 “Bí ẹnìkan bá jẹ́ kí ẹran ọ̀sìn rẹ̀ jẹ oko olóko, tabi ọgbà àjàrà ẹlòmíràn, tabi tí ó bá da ẹran wọ inú oko olóko tí wọ́n sì jẹ nǹkan ọ̀gbìn inú rẹ̀, ibi tí ó dára jùlọ ninu oko tabi ọgbà àjàrà tirẹ̀ ni yóo fi dí i fún ẹni tí ó ni oko tabi ọgbà àjàrà tí ẹran rẹ̀ jẹ.
📷👉Hausa EXODUS 22: 5 Idan wani ya yi kiwon dabbobinsu a gona ko gonar inabinsa, ya bar su su ɓace, su ci su a gonar wani, sai wanda ya yi laifi ya biya hakkinsa daga gonakinsa ko gonar inabinsa.
📷👉Igbo EXỌMỤ 22: 5 Ọ bụrụ na onye ọ bụla na-azụ anụ ụlọ ha n’ọhịa ma ọ bụ n’ubi vaịn ma na-ahapụ ha ka ha na-atagharị ma na-ata nri n’ọhịa onye ọzọ, onye ahụ mejọrọ ga-akwụghachi ya site n’ubi nke ubi ma ọ bụ ubi-vine ya.
May God save Nigeria from wicked Nigerians!
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 84:I AM WRITING THIS LETTER TO THOSE WHO ARE GENUINELY BORN AGAIN, BUT THEY ARE STRUGGLING WITH SOME SECRET SINS… BECAUSE, I WAS THERE! There is something glorious about your future God will show you, you will not need your pastor to keep preaching holiness message to you daily… When you see a girl singing in the choir, yet, from the choir, she keeps sexual appointments, check that girl, she has not seen anything yet about her future… When you see a young boy who dresses to church, to seduce those small girls to bed and his mates will be clapping for him, check that boy, he has a spiritual eye problem… He hasn’t seen anything about his future yet… If you do it again and again and again, God will forgive you again and again and again… But, while He is busy forgiving you, angels are busy searching for some one else heaven will use to replace you … What separates men before God is not how long they can pray or how much scriptures they know… The value God places on people is not determined by the position they occupy in the church… But how much they can bear for His Name sake… Some times, He allows your salary to be delayed, to know if you will start stealing in your office… Sometimes, He allows some lose ladies to start suggesting sex with you, to know if you have grown… But unfortunately, you still fall again …. Yes, He will forgive…. But, you will still remain in the same class in the school of glory… Decision separates men… There is an OIL that comes with separation… The weight of a man is buried in the decisions he makes when no one is watching him … Many times, God allows you to be lonely so that you can be holy… Forget this public revival messages all of us are preaching… Many are still behind in the school of glory… Not because they chose to, but because they still don’t want to pay the price of separation… If it takes a man to be married to be responsible, we will not have many married irresponsible men scattered all over the place who are renting houses for their girlfriends, while their wives are still at home…. When a man is due for marriage, he should get married… But don’t tell me to get married because you want me to escape fornication… Marriage is not an escape route into a responsible life… What you cannot control when you are single has the power to control you even when you are married … No matter how beautiful your wife will be, you will still see other beautiful ladies…. Teach me how to die to flesh sir… Teach me that I can live alone in a house alone and yet, I will not think rubbish thoughts… Joseph was not married before he ran away naked from Portiphar’s wife bedroom … It was not a marital ring on his finger that made him refuse that gesture…. But because he knew the future God has planned for Him will be messed up by a single decision…. God wants to raise a generation of young boys and girls that will love God where no one is seeing them … God wants to raise a breed that doesn’t appear holy only when they see their parents or their pastors… This holiness by dressing is sending people from choir seats to hell fire… They are dying in secret sins, yet, they have none to cry to, because, once they confess, they will be stigmatized… Consequently, we are raising a generation that is speaking in tongues on their way to hell… Sister, singing in choir doesn’t confer value on men before God, but decision… Stop attaching your spiritual growth on night vigils where you go and flog enemies … God is waiting for you when no one is there… If you can succeed there, you will be a commander of the supernatural… The greatest tool against the end time church is the adulteration of the message of grace… They teach you that God will forgive… But they will not teach you that God will not promote you to another class… No matter how you love your child, you will not give him your car key to use when you know he has not perfected his driving… As long as that child is finding it hard to drive perfectly, he will keep trekking to school… There is someone reading this posts now, heaven is saying that you are due for manifestation, but you have not made a decision yet… You are still afraid of hunger…. You don’t want to starve…. You are ashamed of what people will say when you stop sleeping with men for money to pay bills… They have even told you that there is no young person like you that doesn’t have sexual partners… That human beings were wired by God to fall and rise again… Several times, you have made moves to delete all those phone numbers that connect you to your vomits… But you have been afraid of the days of loneliness… You don’t want to miss those cuddles… You don’t know if you can ever look into his eyes and tell him: “No more sex”… Even if he accepts, you are afraid that you might never cope… Sister, don’t let weekend orgasm rob you of eternal value… Your enemy is no more that witch in the village…. But any man that is making you comfortable in a place of rebellion with God … Don’t be in church singing in the choir and God will go to the nearest hotel and catch a prostitute, wash her, clean her and fill her with His power… I know you have been trying to make amends … You have answered altar calls several times, yet, you still fall back, even more deeper … Some of us were there not too long ago… Singing in choir, leading in powerful prayer sections, yet, battling with addictions… Worse of all we were afraid to tell anyone… Because, people around would never have understood how much we were trying to be better … We bought different anointing oil, from different men of God, yet, we were not free… We even afflicted ourselves with fastings… Yet, nothing changed … Until we encountered the Word of God….. When Jesus said that ” We are made clean by the Words that I speak unto you…” We began to read and study the Bible… Like Job, we began to esteem God’s Word above our necessary food… Gradually, addictions began to lose its grip… God began to change our appetites… Until today, the darkness is past, the true Light now shineth … Brother, I want to recommend you to the Word of God…. The Word of God will settle that lust issue… Don’t go and rush into marriage if you are not ready, because you want to avoid temptation… The spirit of lust does not respect wedding ring… Especially now that our sisters who are still in Babylon even prefer having it with married men … There are still single guys who are serving God in spirit and in truth… 5 chapters of the bible every day and 1 hour prayers or more… You will see that your mind will stop going to those thoughts … Jesus did not say it is easy… But He said that with God all things are possible … Your heart is beating faster now as you are reading this… You are wondering if you will ever get free from the things you are struggling with… Friend, that God that did it for us, He will show up on your case… Receive grace to feast on the Word from now…. In Jesus Name…please teach the young ones in your church and God bless you.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 85 : It Is Not My Portion By Dr Betta Edu
How many the pregnant women that have gone to an early grave for this death-dealing cliche!
The burden is too heavy in my heart. First I lost my neighbour; a PHD holder because her mother took her to mount Zion prayer house to deliver her baby saying if she goes to the hospital they will do Cesarian Section (operation) for her and she will die. Sadly she died in prayer house. Again another close woman died last week still at a prayer house after labouring for days with a breech pregnancy!
Who ever told our women that if you go through a Cesarian Section you are not a real woman and you don’t know what labour pain is??? It’s a lie from the pit of hell. Strong soldiers, bravest of Heroes don’t Go to war with out scars… that scare shows that your a stronger woman who had to undergo a tear to birth greatness. ( The will tear you after all…whether the tear the stomach or the tear the vagina for episiotomy you will still get a tear)
WHO EVER TOLD YOU THOSE LIES THAT IF YOU HAVE CS YOU ARE NOT A HEBREW WOMAN? MUST YOU BE HEBREW? WHAT IS WRONG IN BEING NIGERIAN? ( for your information Hebrew women like Racheal in bible days had complications at birth and died from it because there was no CS ask Racheal Benjamin’s mother when you get to heaven! Those false prophets should stop seeing fake visions for you; because the will still say the benediction at your grave side!
So why are we deceived? God gave Drs the skills to manage you. If baby size is normal, lie normal and contractions ok as well as the nature and structure of your pelvic bone and cervical opening ok you will deliver Per Vagina. But If you got one of this not proportionate, then CS is in order pls.
Women wake up! Pregnancy is not an emergency, plan and make your decisions to seek right care on time. Save gradually for it over 9 months. Its you who will die from wrong decision not the man. 2 weeks later he will definately bring in another woman who will punish your children! Receive sense!
This week I spoke to over 400 pregnant women and we shared our experiences. I will continue to do this!
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 86 : RIGHTEOUS IDOL WORSHIPPER? I wondered why I was in the queue of accused at all. I am intelligent, aggressive, young, totally committed to my God. What am I doing here with this sheet of supposed sins in my hand I wondered? I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t fornicate, I don’t steal, I am righteous. Others should be here not me. It was finally my turn to face the Man. I placed my sheet before Him, He glanced at it and sighed softly. He looked at me and calmly said, ‘Guilty of idol worship.’ Imagine my anger, my fury, my indignation. I jumped out of the chair and said ‘Of course not! Check the sheet again, check the name, It can’t be mine.’ He sighed again and mentioned one of my names that no one knows. I would not be stopped. It’s impossible’ I yelled. I worship only God, the Most High, Maker of heaven and earth, the King of kings and Lord of lords. I bow down to none, I have no talisman, no amulet, no pot underneath my bed. ‘You are guilty of idol worship’ He repeated calmly. He looked at me, I looked at Him. It seemed like forever. The room was silent. I could hear the clock ticking. Then slowly I understood. I am never late for bus/train station or air flight but I am always late to church – I blinked. My payments to services I enjoy eg: Dstv, phone bills etc, are never late but I haven’t given offerings/tithes in three months – I looked down. When meeting one of our local chiefs last week I would not even pick a call in the presence of earthly royalty, but I WhatsApp in church I wouldn’t interrupt my performance appraisal with my boss for anything but I missed church last week because of a series on TV I wouldn’t let a day end without talking to my spouse but today I just said Hi God, Bye God. And I didn’t even pray last night – The room began to feel hot. I would never miss going to the bank because of the weather but I missed fellowship on Wednesday and Friday because it was drizzling . I would wear my party colors to party meetings and not care what anyone thought of me but I hate to talk to my workmates about God because of what they will think of me. I always have the latest tech gadget you can think of but my bible is so worn out. I can’t even find the book of Jude in my bible anymore. The last thing to touch before going to bed is my phone and the first thing in the morning….chating on whatapp or replying offline messages. And never bordering to talk with God or reading His word. I felt so hot in the room, a nervous sweat on my forehead, I felt so ill and weak, all of my anger and self-righteousness was gone, leaving immense guilt in its wake. I slowly got of the chair and knelt by His feet and said ‘I am sorry, I am guilty as charged, Guilty of idol worship, guilty of placing others; humans, technology before You. I am guilty of idol worship.’ He smiled gently, looked at me with those passionate eyes of His full of love and He gave me a fresh sheet!and said, Deliver souls!! If time would permit u, u can also share or inform others to alert them as I know they are not aware of what they are doing.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES 87: BILLY GRAHAM, CHUCK TEMPLETON AND BRON CLIFFORD
“Just about everybody has heard of the demise of the great evangelist Billy Graham, but what about Chuck Templeton? What about Bron Clifford? Have you ever heard of them? Did you know that they were also packing our auditoriums in 1945 when Billy Graham first preached to large crowds? I want to share with you some thoughts prompted by Pastor Tommy Barnett of Phoenix. All three of these young men rose to prominence in their middle twenties. One seminary president, after hearing Chuck Templeton – a brilliant, dynamic preacher – called him the most gifted, talented young preacher in America. Templeton and Graham became very close friends. They started preaching together with the Youth For Christ organization. Most observers thought that Templeton would be the one who would go to the top. One magazine wrote a feature article calling Templeton the “Babe Ruth of evangelism”.
Bron Clifford was another gifted, young fireball evangelist. Many believed that Clifford was the most gifted powerful preacher to come up in the church for many centuries. People lined up for hours to hear him preach. When he went to Baylor University to give a discourse, they actually cut the ropes off the bells of the tower. They wanted nothing to interfere with his preaching. For two and one half-hours the students of Baylor sat on the edges of their seats as he gave a dissertation on “Christ and the Philosopher’s Stone.” At age 25, Clifford touched more lives, influenced more leaders and set more attendance records that any other clergyman in American history. National leaders vied for his attention. He was tall, handsome, dashing, sophisticated and intelligent. Hollywood actually tried to cast him in the lead role for the famous movie, “The Robe”. He seemed to have everything.
Graham, Templeton, and Clifford launched out of the starting blocks like Olympic gold medallists in 1945. Why haven’t you heard of Chuck Templeton or Bron Clifford? The answer might surprise you.
By 1950 Templeton had left the ministry. He pursued a radio career. He became an announcer and a newscaster, telling the world that he no longer believed Jesus Christ was the Son of God. He became an atheist. By 1950, this future Babe Ruth of preaching was not even in the ball game!
By 1954 Clifford had lost his family, ministry and health. Eventually he lost his life because of addiction to alcohol. Financial irresponsibility left his wife and their two Downs syndrome children penniless. This once famous preacher died of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 35 in a rundown hotel on the edge of Amarillo, Texas. He died a pitiful, dishonorable and unsung death. Some pastors from Amarillo, Texas got together and collected enough money to buy a cheap casket. They shipped his body back to the East Coast, where he was buried in a pauper’s cemetery.
In 1945 all three of these men with extraordinary gifts were preaching for the purpose of multiplying the church by thousands of people. But within 10 years only one of them was still on track for Christ.
In Christian life it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish! A recent survey shocked me; it reported that only one out of ten who start in ministry at the age of 21 serve the Lord to age 65. They fall away from ministry due to immorality, pride, discouragement, liberal theology and a love for wealth and the things of this world. Here is my question to you today
WILL YOU FINISH STRONG FOR CHRIST? “
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES Vol 88 Your Greatest Enemy
Who killed Samson? Delilah or the Philistines? None of these options are correct. Permit me to tell you how
Even if there were 10,000 Philistine soldiers, they couldn’t have defeated Samson. Do you know why? Samson’s strength was not of this world; it was divine. As long as no one can defeat God, no army could have defeated Samson no matter how strong or many
Samson was raised a terror for the Philistines. He killed a lion with his bare hands, lifted the gate of a city on his shoulder and walked over 46 miles; he killed 300 Philistines soldiers with a jaw bone. What if he got a spear or sword?
So, who killed Samson? The answer is Samson. Yes! Samson killed himself! A man is his greatest enemy. What an enemy cannot do to a man, he would do to himself. Samson killed himself. He delivered himself to the lap of Delilah and used his own mouth to tell the secret of his power. His life promised so much but delivered so little
The Bible says, “People ruin their lives by their own stupidity, so why does GOD always get blamed?” (Proverbs 19:3. MSG)
Nobody can ruin your life except you do with your own hands. Although you can blame it on God or parents or government, you’re the architect of your life; you are your greatest enemy. Even if your grandparents had done any evil, until you press the trigger it won’t explode on your face
No Satan or witch has the power to destroy you no matter how much they hate you, you’re the only one who can kill yourself by your actions
When the enemies try in vain to kill you, they lie in wait and allow you to kill yourself by your actions.
Goliath, the champion couldn’t hurt David but adultery destroyed his family. The gentile nations couldn’t hurt Moses, but anger killed him. When king Jeroboam stretched his hand against the prophet, his hand dried up; he couldn’t hurt him, but his own disobedience turned him to a prey for a lion. Your greatest enemy isn’t outside there, it’s in you
Millions are killing themselves with their own mouth by what they eat and drink. Millions die of sexually transmitted diseases every year. Would you blame a witch for that?
Hundreds of thousands of divorce and breakup happen every year because people destroy their own marriages and homes with their own hands. Like Proverbs 14:1 says “Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
If you fail, don’t look far away, look inwards because what’s killing you is inside of you. What you yield yourself to will either kill or save you. If you continue yielding yourself to fornication, that’s what will kill you both spiritually or physically
Everyone has a seed of sin deposited in him through his Adamic nature. True repentance kills that seed but if you don’t kill that anger, pride, jealousy, greed, lust, it won’t just kill you in the future, it might have been killing you already. That’s why no matter how much people die of cancer and diabetics people won’t stop smoking and drinking because a man signs his own death warrant
Kill that seed before it kills you. Quit that habit, now! Because your greatest enemy isn’t a man or a spirit or Satan but you. Yes, You! Bless someone with this message today. God bless you..
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES Vol 89 : We Need A Revival
At A Time When The Church Has Become A Ground For Entertainment. *We Need Revival.*
At A time When A Music Minister Competes And Compares Himself With Secular Musician: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When The Altar Of God Is Used For Comedy: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When A Successful Minister Of The Gospel Is Measured By How Financially Rich He Is; And Not How Much Impact He Is Making: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time, When Passion For Souls Have Been Replaced With Fashion Parade In The Church: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When Motivational Speaking Has Replaced Biblical Preaching: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When You Really Cannot Differentiate Between A Daughter Of Zion And An Harlot: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When Pastors Kill Each Other For Posting And Higher Position: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When Modern Preachers Now Tell Us That JESUS Is Not Coming Soon: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When PAINTING, ATTACHMENT And JEWELERIES Have Replaced The Beauty Of God’s Glory: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When Sexual Sin Is Referred To As Weakness And The Grace Of God Is Taken For Granted: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When Prophets Prophesy; Using Demonic Powers As Livelihood: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When The Church Does Not Know The Difference Between Witchcraft Spirit And The Holy Spirit: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When Filling The Seats In Our Place Of Worship Has Become A Priority; And Raising Of Funds Than Raising Disciples Of Jesus: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When Sinners Feel Comfortable In Our Churches And Saints Feel No Sense Of Urgency To Preach The Good News To The Lost: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When Pastors Are More Concerned About How Much Money Members Give Than How Much The Members Truly Love The LORD: *We Need Revival.*
At A Time When The Word Of God Is Scarce And The Fire On The Altar Is Going Out, And The Priests Have Become Blind, The Watchmen Sleeping, And Holiness Is No Longer Our Standard: *We Need Revival.*
We Need Revival, Not A Programme. We Need Reawakening Of Our Souls And A New Awareness Of The Power Of God.
We Do Not Need Another Jamboree, But True Repentance Coupled With A Changed Life.
We Do Not Need Another Noise, We Need A Shaking And A Mighty Rushing Wind.
We Do Not Need Another Movement, We Need A Reformation. We Need The Lord To Come Again And Restore Us Unto Himself. We Need The Lord To Open Our Eyes Again That We May See Him. We Want To See His Holiness Again That We May See Our Depravity.
We Need A Genuine Outpouring Of The Holy Spirit, We Are Tired Of Speaking In Tongues And Not Living Christ-Like.
There Is No Other Desire That We Have Than To Hear Again The Same Voice That Spoke In The Valley Of Dry Bones To Bring Us Back To life. Our Nations Are In Darkness, Yet We Are The Light.
We Cannot Pretend Anymore, We Need To Activate The Power Of Holy Ghost And He Will Reawaken Us.
He Will Revive Us Again Because We Do Not See Our Signs And Wonders As Done By The Apostles Of JESUS. There Are Only Few JESUS’ Prophets In Churches, Some Are Not Even Recognized.
Let Us Pray That God Should Have Mercy Upon Us! And Revive Us Again!
Let Revival Hit The Earth In These Last Days. Be Prepared FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD. IT WILL BE LIKE A DREAM. DO NOT BE CAUGHT UNAWARE. . . !
*PLEASE LET OTHERS READ THIS THROUGH YOU.*
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES Vol 90 : DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR CHURCH WAS FOUNDED?
1. Roman Catholic – 30AD.
2. Lutheran Church – 1517.
3. Anglican Church – 1534.
4. Presbyterian Church – 1560.
5. Baptist Church- 1605.
6. Methodist Church – 1739.
7. Seventh Day Adventist (sabbath) – 1860.
8. Jehovah Witnesses – 1870.
9. Cherubim and Seraphim – 1925.
10. Christ Apostolic Church – 1941.
11. Celestial Church – 1947.
12. RCCG – 1952.
13. Winners Chapel – 1981.
14. Deeper Life – 1973
15. Mountain of Fire – 1989.
16. Christ Embassy – 1990.
17. The Lord’s Chosen – 2002.
18. Christ Apostolic Church 1930
There are about 31,000 christian denominations the whole world and 8,426 of them are founded by nigerians.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES Vol 91
*Let’s Honour God*(Tract written by Pastor Dolapo Adelakun)
1 Timothy 3 verse 15 says…… But if I tarry long, THAT YOU MAY KNOW HOW TO BEHAVE YOURSELF IN THE HOUSE OF GOD, which is the church of the living God, the pillars and ground of the truth.
Let’s honour God when we come to his house. There is a behaviour that is right for the house of our God and there are also behaviours that are not suitable in the house of God.
*USE OF PHONE:*It is dishonour to receive or answer calls in the house of God. All phones are to be switched off once you enter the house of God. This is Church protocol. When you dishonour God by answering calls in his house, it is a sign that the presence of God means nothing to you. Have you ever paid a visit to a VIP? Do they allow you to use your phone? Can you sit in front of the president receiving and answering calls? You know you won’t do that so why are you doing that in the house of God?It’s even worse when the preacher is answering calls on the pulpit or his protocols going in and out of service to receive calls. God and men cannot be speaking to you at the same time.
*READING NEWSPAPERS:*Coming to service to read newspapers is also a dishonour to the house of God. While the minister is preaching, some are busy reading newspapers. You could have stayed back home to read your paper instead of desecrating the house of God.
*EATING:*I have been to quite a number of churches while growing up and I have seen this irregularities. Distributing food packs while the message is going on is dishonour to God’s house. I was in a Church where food packs were being distributed while the preacher was still preaching. I thought the preacher was going to stop this but he just continued as if nothing was wrong. To worsen it, the church ushers serving, climbed the altar to give the pastors their portion and they were grabbing it. They then moved to the choir and you could see a noisy grabbing of food packs. The message was still on and the preacher still said nothing. What disrespect to the presence of God. Food packs are to be distributed after service and outside the sanctuary. Some even started eating right inside the service. This is a great error that needs to be corrected. All these disorderly acts will hinder the power of God. You cannot come to my house and start eating anywhere? Let’s be jealous over God’s house. Let’s defend it and honour it. That is where our miracles and breakthroughs come from. When we desecrate it, it loses its power. May we not be in church and remain poor and haggard? We must do things right in the house of God if we want to enjoy the power of God.
*WALKING ABOUT:*When you come for service, avoid walking about. If you must go out during a service, make sure you sit near the entrance. Do not distract people with your movement.
*SPRAYING IN CHURCH:*It was like a midnight dream. I went to a church where the members were spraying themselves money during praise worship. Some even climbed to equally spray the pastor. I thought I was watching a Nollywood script. What abomination in the house of God! If I am shocked, can you imagine how God would feel?
*SELLING INSIDE CHURCH:*I was in a Church some years ago on a visit and beside me was a woman sitting with a stylish designer bag. The moment they called for offering, she asked if I would like to buy perfumes. Right there she opened her bag and brought out three perfumes. I was dumbfounded. Inside church? I could not believe this. I was angry. I spoke harshly to her for selling inside church. It is very embarrassing how Christians belittle the house of our God. In the days of Jesus, he chased them out with whips. I think we must start doing the same and not allow any rubbish to go.
*COLLECTING CHANGE FROM OFFERING:*This is also an embarrassment. How can you be asking for change from your offering? Is the Church a supermarket? Bring the denomination you want to give and leave the church honourably. I was in aChurch and I saw ushers dipping their hands into the offering bowl giving people change. It was a sad sight to behold. No one should put his hands into the offering of God’s people. The offering is sacred. Do not allow the ushers to desecrate the people’s offering. This is why such offering are never enough to do God’s work. It has been desecrated. I was in a Church where people were lining up in front of the pastor’s office after service. I thought they were lining up for counselling and I was pitying the pastor. I said, don’t they want the pastor to rest but my friend said, they want to collect change. Collect change? I was baffled. How do you even know if some of them are lying? This is wrong. The Church is not for money changing. Some sincerely do not know it is wrong. When I corrected my mum, she said she did not know it was wrong. She promised not to do that again. I just had a burden to write some of the things we sincerely do wrong in the house of God.
*LITTERING THE CHURCH:*Train your kids not to throw dirty things in the church premises. If there is no dustbin around, keep your dirty things and go and dispose them in your house. Teach your children never to drop biscuit and sweet wraps on the floor in Church until they locate a trash bin. Leave the church and it’s premises clean and tidy.
*DRESSING TO CHURCH:*God is the KING OF KINGS so it automatically means the church is his Palace. Be royal in your dressing. Don’t dress indecently or shabbily to the Kings Palace. Decency and Royalty are the Church requirements. God told Moses to make Aaron’s
HOLY GARMENT for GLORY AND FOR BEAUTY. Every of your outfit to Church must be marked by beauty and glory. Ask yourself: Is this outfit beautiful? Does this outfit give glory to God? Read Exodus 28.
*LATENESS TO CHURCH:*William Shakespeare said: It is better to be three hours soon than a minute late to any event. Have you ever had an appointment with a VIP? Do you go late? Every Church Service is an appointment with God.
When we tolerate all these dishonouring acts in Church, the Church will be riddled with sickness and poverty. Let’s be jealous for the house of God like Jesus was. Let’s make the presence of God real to people. Excellence is required in the house of God. It is well with the Church of Jesus and it is well with us all as we do things right.
If you’ve been blessed by this write up, please share with fellow believers especially Pastors and elders of Churches. May the zeal of God’s house overshadow every other ephemeral things distracting us
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES Vol 92 : FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD
AFTER INDEPENDENCE, IN ORDER TO BUILD A GREAT NATION, EACH COUNTRY WENT TO WORK. BUT IN NIGERIA, AFTER INDEPENDENCE (IN 1960), OUR PEOPLE WENT TO PRAY AND FAST. SO, WHILE WE WERE PRAYING, MALAYSIA CAME HERE AND TOOK OUR PALM SEEDLINGS AND BUILT A GREAT FACTORY OF IT. WHILE WE WERE PRAYING, SINGAPORE WENT INTO INVESTMENT IN TECHNOLOGY. WHILE WE WERE PRAYING, INDIA WENT INTO ICT. WHILE WE WERE PRAYING, CHINA WENT TO MASSIVE INDUSTRIALISATION. WHILE WE WERE PRAYING, UAE WENT INTO MASSIVE INFRA STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT. WHILE WE WERE BINDING AND CASTING LUCIFER, JAPAN WENT INTO TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT. WHILE WE WERE SPEAKING IN TONGUES, DENMARK WENT INTO EDUCATION OF HER CITIZENS. WHILE WE WERE MOUNTING BIG SPEAKERS IN OUR PLACES OF WORSHIP, USA WAS MOUNTING MAN ON THE MOON. After our prayers, God, being a wise God decided to reward us according to our labour. Since those that went into industrialisati on, technology, infra structural development, ICT, education etc have been rewarded accordingly. It’s only wise God rewards us with our efforts in prayers. That’s why today, Nigerian pastors are competing in building the biggest churches. That’s why there are more prayer houses and worship places than hospitals and schools. That’s why people rush to prayer houses for medical and business solutions instead of hospitals. That’s why we don’t do business visibility before jumping into it since we are going to back it up with prayers. And when it collapses, we blame devil. That’s why it’s a sin to say anything negative about Pastors and Imams. That’s why our Pastors don’t consider the opinion of engineers while building and blame devil when the building collapses. That’s why faith in God replaces building pillars and when it collapses we blame it on Lucifer. That’s why our Pastors are making sure they plant Church branches instead of schools on every street in Nigeria. That’s why we always wait for God to do for us that which ability would’ve accomplished. That’s why we want our teachers to labour on earth and go to heaven for their rewards. Nigeria is a prayer loving, God fearing nation. Religion has taken the place of technology, infrastructure, education etc. When travelling, we ignore all the necessary road requirements, servicing of our vehicles and pray. And, once we pray, we can put a half serviceable vehicles on the road and blame our step mothers or mothers in law if anything goes wrong. That’s why there are more people dying on our roads than wild animals in the forest. http://usafricaonline.com/2017/03/29/ usafrica-nigerians-africans-binding-casting-lucifer-dubai-went-massive-infra structural-development-prof-abel-idowu-olayinka/
By Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, is an applied geophysicist.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES Vol 93 : Even If
READ: Daniel 3:8–18
The God we serve is able to deliver us from [the fire] . . . . But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods. Daniel 3:17–18
Sometimes life deals us a tremendous blow. Other times the miraculous happens.
Three young men, captives in Babylon, stood in front of the fearsome king of that land and boldly proclaimed that under no circumstances would they worship the giant image of gold towering above them. Together they declared: “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know . . . we will not . . . worship the image” (Daniel 3:17–18).
These three men—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—were hurled into the fiery furnace; and God miraculously delivered them so that not a hair of their head was singed and their clothing was smoke-free (vv. 19–27). They had been prepared to die but their trust in God was unwavering—“even if” He had not saved them.
God desires that we cling to Him—even if our loved one isn’t healed, even if we lose our job, even if we are persecuted. Sometimes God rescues us from danger in this life, and sometimes He doesn’t. But the truth we can hold firmly is this: “The God we serve is able,” loves us, and is with us in every fiery trial, every even if.
Dear Lord, we love You! Please give us unwavering faith—and strength and hope for each day—no matter the circumstance.
Credits : Alyson Kieda; ODB
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES Vol 94
ASK THOSE WHO SAW THE REVIVAL OF 1930s,1970s AND 1980s, THEY WILL TELL YOU WHY WE ARE CRYING OVER THIS “FIRE LESS NESS” WE ARE SEEING IN OUR GENERATION OF BELIEVERS.
John Knox prayed: “Lord, Give me Scotland or I die”…
St Patrick, a rugged believer that Brought even dead animals and trees back to life prayed: “God, Give me souls or give me nothing else”….
Brethren during the Hebrides revival prayed:” Lord, If you will not use us, please, kill us”…
The brethren from England who brought the Fire from Azusa Street revival gathered everyday under the terrible cold. Their only prayer topic was: “Lord, give us men that will spread Your Fire in the streets of England”.
During the Indonesia Revival, those hungry hearts were seen praying day and night: “Lord, The harvest is ripe… If it pleases You, please use us”.
One prayer that was common during the days of William Seymour was: “Lord, this is another day that hell must lose men and women. Please, we are here use us”.
Paul said:” Woe is me if I preach not the gospel” Rachel said to her husband, Jacob: “Give me children or I die”
But unfortunately, our churches are filled today with people who are not ashamed of spiritual barrenness. We are asking “God give me money. God give me spouse. God give me visa”. Where do we see believers again that will be praying and fasting, and when you listen to them, you will be hearing:” Lord, let Your Fire fall in my community and let their be revival”? When Paul encountered Christ, he fell and rose. What He asked was:” Lord, what will You have me do”. But today, when we fall under anointing, we stand to start expecting marriage proposals and visas and employment letters. This generation of members in our churches have not had a genuine encounter with the Man of Calvary. No generation has carried Bibles like us without opening it. No generation is materially driven like ours and we expect the land to obey us. Jesus said, pray to the Father that He brings His Kingdom on earth. GOD help us to get it on time. Amen. Let’s build up our spiritual life cos its very necessary. If u miss heaven u can never miss hell. Think about it. Hell isn’t a pretty place. Do the work of an evangelist now by sharing this message with all your contacts. Have u ever wondered what would have happened if we treat the Holy Bible the way we treat our mobile phone? And we really can’t live without the BIBLE. Don’t send later, send now.. May the Almighty God grant good success to every one who reads & sends this message.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES Vol 95 : A Prayer of Forgiveness
READ: Luke 6:27–36
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6:27–28
In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges was the first African-American child to integrate an all-white public elementary school in the American South. Every day for months, federal marshals escorted Ruby past a mob of angry parents shouting curses, threats, and insults at her. Safely inside, she sat in a classroom alone with Barbara Henry, the only teacher willing to instruct her while parents kept their children from attending school with Ruby.
Noted child psychologist Robert Coles met with Ruby for several months to help her cope with the fear and stress she experienced. He was amazed by the prayer Ruby said every day as she walked to school and back home. “Please, God, forgive them because they don’t know what they’re doing” (see Luke 23:34).
The words of Jesus spoken from the cross were stronger than the hatred and insults hurled at Him. In the most agonizing hours of His life, our Lord demonstrated the radical response He taught His followers: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you . . . . Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:27–28, 36).
This remarkable approach is possible only as we consider the powerful love Jesus has given us—love stronger than even the deepest hatred.
Ruby Bridges helped show us the way.
Father, You have so graciously forgiven us. Help us today to forgive others who have wronged us.
Bless those who curse you and pray for those who mistreat you.
Credits: ODB; David C. McCasland