Thursday, March 31, 2005


As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage
and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of
His disciples saying to them, “go to the village ahead
of you and just as you enter it, you will find a colt
tied there which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and
bring it here. If anyone asks you why are you doing
this, tell him, The Lord needs it and will send it
back here shortly. Mark 11:1-3.
The Bible made us to understand that the heavens and
the earth, the world and all that is in it belong to
God. He (the Almighty) has earmarked for everyone
created in the world a comprehensive welfare programme
for our individual well being while here on earth.
That is why at birth, we brought nothing into the
world, no silver, no gold, no cow, no goat. Everything
we have need of to fulfil destiny, bring pleasure to
the Lord your maker and enjoy life well has been
prepared before you were born.
Many can not receive what God has prepared for them
because of the enmity between them and God but when a
man becomes born-again (regenerated) he is brought
into the family of God, to see, to enter and possess
the fullness of the blessings of that kingdom. The
Bible tells us that there are things that God has
prepared for those who love Him which can only be
revealed to us by His Spirit, for the Spirit searches
all things even the deep things of God.
Becoming born-again makes you to become one Spirit
with the Lord and the Spirit who is from the Lord
brings to understanding what God has freely given you.
God created all things for His pleasure, for our
benefits and utilisation. God positioned or put in
place where your inheritance and possessions are.
Before Jesus Christ came to Bethphage on this
occasion, God had already put into place the colt or
donkey he was to ride on that will bring him honour,
glory and the fulfilment of God’s promise in his life.
Whatsoever God has ordained for your glory, honour,
welfare and fulfilment of His purpose and plan is in
the waiting room or His store house for you to take.
The world is His and the fullness thereof.
In Jer.29:11, the Bible says, “for I know the plans I
have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a
future.” God has planned and put into place a
comprehensive welfare scheme and good things for you
now and even in the future. Before Jesus came to
Bethany, the colt was already tied waiting for him to
possess and use to God’s glory.
Jesus Christ being God in Luke 5:4-6 knew where the
fishes were that were meant for Peter to catch on that
faithful day. When Peter obeyed the instruction of God
and controller of the entire universe, Peter enclosed
a great multitude of fish. These fishes could not have
gone into Peter and John’s nets even though they too
were in the high sea with Peter because they were not
meant for them. I pray that you will not miss what God
has freely prepared for you this year.
The madman of Gadarenes was destined to be a city
wide evangelist, but legions of demons tied him to the
graveside. Jesus went to him right at the cemetery,
untied him from among the dead and madmen to fulfil
God’s original purpose. I pray Jesus will untie all
the good things in your life-talents, gifts, silver
and gold that is in custody of the devil today so that
life can bring glory and praise to God.
In Exodus 11:2-3a, the abundance of the Israelites
were tied down in Egypt for 430 years. But one day God
untied and loosed Israel and its inheritance from
Egypt. The silver, gold and cloth received by Israel
were later used to build God’s tabernacle in the
wilderness, which is the fulfilment of God’s plan. I
pray that all that you need to worship, honour and
glorify God be untied to you in Jesus name.
In Psalm 45:2-3, God promised to go before you, give
you the treasures of darkness and riches of secret
places if you will dedicate yourself and wealth for
His use.
In Mark 11:3, the people who claimed to be owners or
custodians of colts challenged the disciples why they
were untying the colt meant for the Master’s use. In
the bid to untie or loose or claim what God has
originally or freely prepared for you for His glory,
you will face challenges or opposition and resistance
from the former occupant. You must take your stand to
receive your inheritance in the kingdom. From the days
of John the Baptist, God’s kingdom suffer violence and
is the violent that take it by force. Overcome every
opposition by speaking the Word of the Master. The
Word of faith concerning claiming of your inheritance
that is to bring glory and praise to Jesus.
In Job 22:21-28, the word of God says, “get
acquainted with the Word, receive instruction from the
Lord. You will then decree a thing and what you speak
or decree shall be established. The disciples spoke
just the word or instruction Jesus passed unto them
and the colt was let go. Remember that where the word
of the king is there is power. Learn to speak the word
of the king and situations, people and circumstances
shall obey you.
The custodian of the colt let go of the colt for the
Master’s use. The fullness of God’s blessings has been
given to us through Christ Jesus. You need to discover
what blessings that has been earmarked for you. Ask
and demand for it, be willing and ready to dedicate
whatsoever you are asking from the Lord back to Him
for his use. Heaven, earth and man can not hold back
that which God has ordained for your glory.
If any lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives
generously to all without finding fault and it will be
given to him. But when he asks, he must be believe and
not doubt (James 1:5-6a).
Remain Blessed in Jesus name.

Monday, March 14, 2005


Whenever God wants to do a new thing in the life of a
man, He puts a desire in that man so that He or she
can long for it or in the alternative, He speaks to
the person before the evenst will unfold.
In 2 kings 2:9-10, the Bible says, “When they had
crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, tell me what I can do
for you before I am taken from you. Let me inherit a
double portion of your spirit Elisha replied. You have
asked a difficult thing Elijah said, yet if you see me
when I am taken from you, it will be yours-otherwise
Year in year out God’s desire or wish is to do a new
thing in our lives, home, family, ministry, career or
business or academics. But for God to begin a new
thing, there must be a follow through with God to get
prepared before the new thing begins to spring forth.
New things need fresh enduement of power from on high.
Elisha desired a new beginning, a new walk, so he
asked his master for a double portion of his spirit
which, Elijah said was a difficult thing to do because
he himself did not have a double portion but he gave a
condition to Elisha that if only he will see God as He
came to take him, then it will be his. We thank God
because the God of Elijah is your God whose resources,
anointing or spirit is unlimited. We pray that the
power for a new thing will be released to you in this
year of open door and breakthrough. We want to
consider the things that must be put in place for new
things to happen in your life.
You must have agreat desire, a dogged and rugged
determination for a new thing. Elisha had a great
desire for the double portion of the anointing of God
in Elijah and so he had his hearts desire. The Bible
says the desire and expectation of the righteous shall
not be cut-off. As a child of God, if your motive
behind any desire or expectation is pure aor right,
God will surely guide you into receiving your hearts
Avoid distractions on your ways to receiving the new
things. There were distractions from the other sons of
the prophets{(Elisha’s colleagues and even Elijah), 2
Kgs 3:3-7}. The sons of the prophets wanted to
distract Elisha through authority to keep Elisha away
or behind but he vehemently resisted Your eyes of
understanding must be enlightened. You must be able to
see into the realm of the spirit. Your breakthrough is
connected to your insight into the realm of the
spirit. Insight is very important into doing doing new
things that is why Paul prayed for the Ephesian
believers that the eyes of their heart may be
enlightened in order that you may behold the hope to
which he has called you, the riches of His glorious
inheritance in the saints. This prayer is very
important for you today as it was for the Ephesian
believers. When God opens your eyes to see what he has
prepared for you to possess, it increases your zeal to
pursue such things.
God told Jeremiah, I will perform my word because you
have seen what I have shown you correctly. The word of
the Lord came to me, what do you see Jeremiah. “I see
the branch of an almond tree,” I replied. The Lord
said to me, “ you have seen correctly, for I am
watching to see that my word is fulfilled (Jeremiah
1:11-12). There is no performance of God’s word until
you see what God has prepared for you.
For a new thing to happen, the old must give way.
Jesus Christ said, you must not put a new wine into an
old wineskin will burst and spill the new wine, the
loss will be great. In Isaiah 43:18-19, the Bible
says, “forget the former things, do not dwell on the
past. See I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up.
Do you not perceive it. I am making a way in the
desert and streams in the wastelands.
Immediately Elisha received the mantle power for a
new beginning, the first thing he did at the bank of
Jordan was to tear his old garment. He put the past
behind him and put on his new mantle that he received
from Elijah.
God will want you to act with the mantle of authority
and power of God in your life and in your hand. Faith
without works is dead. As you pray for power for a new
beginning, launch out to do something new which you
have never done before.
Your utilization of the God given authority and power
will take you or cross you over to the next stage of
your life. The power of God acted on in faith will
make you cross over every obstacle to your unlimited
greatness. As soon as Elisha received the power and
crossed over to the other side of Jordan, suddenly his
former coilleagues realized that he had been elevated
and promoted. The company of prophets from Jericho who
were watching said, “the spirit of Elijah is resting
on Elisha.” And they went to meet him and bowed to the
ground before him. “look they said, we your servants
have fifty able men” (2 Kgs 2:15-16a).
When you receive the power of God into your life, a
new beginning suddenly your peers or contemporaries
will become your servants. I see the power of God come
into your life to begin a new work that will lift you
up above your fellows and peers in Jesus name.
Hebrews 1:9 has this to say, “you have loved
righteousness and hated wickedness (mediocrity).
Therefore God, your God has set you above your
companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. Love
god, His Kingdom and righteousness and tremendous
power from on high will be released to you to do what
eyes have never seen, what eras have never heard and
what has never occurred to the hearts of men before
now. Great wonders await you. Hunger and thirst after
God and His power.


“ And David longed and said, oh that one would give me
drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem which is
by the gate! And the three mighty men broke through
the host of Philistines and drew water out of the well
of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and took it and
brought it to David: nevertheless, he would not drink
it, but poured it out unto the Lord and said, Be it
far from me, O Lord, that I should do this: is not
this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of
their lives? Therefore, he would not drink it. These
things did these three mighty men.” 2 Sam 23:15-17.
Most often when we see or hear about mighty men, we
consider that they are people who have been specially
favoured by their environment, family, background,
some educational opportunity. But taking a close look
or going into the history of mighty men in ages past
almost 90% of them are people with nothing to write
home about their background. They were not born with
silver or golden spoon in their mouths. But somehow in
life, they became mighty men (man or woman) because
there was an instinct in them that spurred them into
becoming unlimitedly great in their generation.
God’s original intention for man is to be great or
mighty, because He God who created you and me is
called the All-Mighty (Almighty). Man was reduced to
mere mortal next to nothing in significance because of
sin (rebellion against their master) but at the new
birth that potential of becoming great or mighty is
restored because you now belong to God. God is great
and mighty and so as His son, you must be great and
mighty like your father.
From our passage above, we want to take a look at
this three men. Who are they, what did they do to
become mighty, who were they connected with? Our
understanding of their acts will help us to be able to
fan our potential of mightiness into flames.
Chief among David’s mighty men was Adino the Ezrite,
who lifted up his sword against 800 whom he slew at
one time. After Him Eleazar the son of Dodo the
Abolite, who stood alone to fight the garrison of the
Philistines and the sword stuck to his hand even
though weary and the Lord brought great victory that
day; the people of Israel only returned later to
gather the plunder.
Next to Eleazar was Shammah the son of Agee who stood
in the middle of the field full of lentils and
defended it; slew the Philistines and the Lord brought
about a great victory.
From the lives of these three men, there are four
characteristics that whoever wants to be a mighty man
before God must possess.
1) Mighty men know how to walk alone with God. They
are not the mixed multitude. They know their God
personally and get committed to Him. Your commitment
to God must go beyond that of the crowd if you want to
be a mighty man. Mighty men pray alone, trust God
alone, take time to study the Word alone, not just on
Bible study days or at the family altar, not when they
are preparing a sermon. Being in the crowd opens you
up to hearing so many voices which bring confusion
instead of Divine direction. Therefore take your
personal stand with God and you will receive the
stamina or strength to face the enemy squarely. You
remember the personal encounter of Jacob with God
before meeting his brother
Esau. That encounter turned an arch-enemy to an army
guard and friend.
2.) Mighty men hold to the sword, “the Word of God.”
Hold firmly to the Word of God no matter how terrible
the situation may look like or how high or mighty the
mountain may look like. It will surely give way at the
power of the Word. You want to daily experience great
victory, therefore hold firmly to the Word, stick to
the Word no matter how, it will surely give you
success and prosperity (Josh 1:8)
3.) Mighty men stand their ground on the victory that
Jesus wrought for them on the cross. They do not run
away from battle. They belief their believes and doubt
their doubts.
4.) In verse 14, the Bible tells us the great exploits
these three men performed for their leader. David was
in a stronghold in a tight corner because of the enemy
siege round about Bethlehem. He could not drink of the
water of Bethlehem even though he desired it. The
mighty men together, broke through the Philistine
lines and brought the desire of their master to pass.
Mighty men are men that take great risks for their
Master. To be a mighty man or woman of God, You must
attempt great things for God which are bound to fail
except God is in it. Take great risks for God based on
His Word and you will see divine back-up to accomplish
tasks that seems practically or humanly impossible
giving way.
In the body of Christ today, we need ordinary men who
will be willing and ready to yield themselves to God’s
training and pruning process that will turn them into
becoming mighty men of valour. God needs weaklings who
will break through altars of fear, negative
self-image, family and self idols to be transformed
into mighty men of valour like Gideon.
Are you willing to pay the price for greatness. Then
pray this simple prayer of faith: “Lord, multiply my
sacrifice for greatness daily in Jesus name. Amen .”