The tone is in your fingers

Guitar gurus say,” Tone is in your fingers” You can buy the same guitar, effects pedals, and amplifiers that Eddie Van Halen uses. But when you play that rig, it’s still going to sound like you. Likewise, Eddie could plug into a crappy Strat/Pig nose setup at a pawn shop, and you’d still be able to recognize that it’s Eddie Van Halen playing. Fancy gear can help, but the truth is your tone comes from you.Let’s quickly refer to the Word of God before we go deeper.

1 Samuel 17:39-41 NIV
Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head.
David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So, he took them off.
Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

It’s tempting for people to obsess over tools instead of what they’re going to do with those tools. You know the type; Designers who use an avalanche of funky typefaces and fancy Photoshop filters but don’t have anything to say.
Many amateur golfers think they need expensive clubs. But it’s the swing that matters, not the club. Give Tiger Woods a set of cheap clubs, and he will still destroy you. People use equipment as crutch. They don’t want to put hours on the driving range, so they spend a ton in the pro shop.

In Business, too many people obsess over tools, software tricks, fancy furniture, scaling issues, and fancy office space instead of what really matters. What really matters is how you are going to get customers and make money.

About bloggers, you also see us people who want to blog, podcast, or shoot videos for our business, we spend tons on fancy equipment, but if we have nothing to say….well, we have got nothing to say.

Finally, brethren, my point is let’s use what we already have or can afford cheaply, it’s not the gear that matters. The tone is in your fingers.
Shanah Tovah

Inspired by Rework, a Book by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried

Operating above the systems of this World!

In this article, you will learn the difference between the Earth and the World and why it’s important in the Kingdom of God to know these dynamics.
Let’s read the following two verses as a witness.

Isaiah 34:1
Come near, you nations, to hear; And heed, you people! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, The world and all things that come forth from it.

Note that the Earth was mentioned and everything in it separately, and then secondly the world and all things that come from it. Which means, these two cannot be the same according to God.

Let’s check the second scripture

Psalms 24:1
The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein.

In all these scriptures they separate the earth with its belongings and the world and what belongs to it. There is a reason for it, the earth is where we do our day-to-day things. It’s where our feet are. It’s called terraformer.

World comes from the word cosmos, this word defines the universe as an orderly system. We can safely say the world are the systems that drives human progress . This is where human progress and activities are controlled, dominated and manipulated.

The world is not a physical thing but systems

African’s progress is compromised because we own the earth, but we don’t own the systems. We mine resources, diamond etc. but we don’t control the price of these resources even the value addition system. So, those who controls the systems of these industries end up manipulating everything.

The Church buildings and sanctuary is not where the power of the kingdom of God is. When Jesus Christ send us into the world.
The context was not a sanctuary, let’s take a look at the scripture

Mark 16:15
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

So if we use the context of the world as systems you will see that we were sent into our workplaces, industries, our families and on all social media platforms and preach there. During lockdown, some churches were dissolved, it ought not to be so. The early churches were not allowed to gather in temples, they used to meet in homes. They didn’t have social media, but we do have. The sanctuary remains an educational institution about the Kingdom of God, after the teaching we go out and apply into the systems of this world.

In Business, those who stood the test of time being diligent in a certain system, be it financial, mining etc. they dominate in that system. That’s why you should find one thing and grow to become good at it, rather than starting and quitting projects. There are few happy quitters in the world.
In the systems, cosmos rewards those who are diligent and exercise endurance.

Proverbs 12:24
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.

At the workplace, those believers who forget about their God from Monday to Saturday and only remember on Sunday morning will never realize the power of the Kingdom of God. The church was established to be relevant everywhere. Many Christians they give their best to the systems of this world and give God the leftovers on Sunday, and they say we have sacrificed for God.Thus, the guilt of spiritual prostitution.

Hoping that we will begin to be intentional,
I leave you with a verse to ponder upon

Ephesians 5:15-16,
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil.

Shanah Tovah

INTERCEDING UNDER AN OPEN HEAVEN

Psalms 106:28-31
28They joined themselves also to Baal of Peor, And ate sacrifices made to the dead.
29Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, And the plague broke out among them.
30Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, And the plague was stopped.
31And that was accounted to him for righteousness To all generations forevermore.

God honors his delegated authority here on earth, and nothing happens unless one who has legal authority here on earth asks for it. That’s why when intercessors like Phineas asked for a plague to stop, it obeyed and the prayer was acceptable.
God gave the earth to men check this
Psalms 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.

So, if there is any spiritual activity going on without men’s consent, it goes on illegally. Do you know why? Because the earth is not for spirits. There is a reason why I’m using legal terms like the term, illegally.

Mathew 16:19 says, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

Bind and loose are legal terms, bind means to disallow and loose means to allow. In other words, whatever we allow here on earth, God allows it and whatever we disallow God disallows. Unlike men, God honors his delegated authority.

Going to prayer armed with this knowledge is very key for us to have an open heaven. Now we know that if the enemy releases curses into the earth and if there be plagues and adversity, we have the legal right to veto those curses. That’s why, no matter how much hostile our situations may be, once there is intercession going on, God has to honor the legalities and principles established through His Word. God has no option but to give us an open heaven and grant our requests.

Ezekiel 22:29-30
29The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger.
30So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.

The scripture above involves a situation where judgement was pending due to people who had committed sins. The heart of God is still clear, if anyone stands boldly and ask Him to withhold judgement for people to repent, He is still willing to stay the execution. This gives us an opportunity to pray for our friends and relatives to be saved, no matter how much deep they are in sins and wickedness. They still have an equal chance to be saved.

May God grant you an open heaven as we pray for our nations, families, and projects.

Shanah Tovah=have a sweet year ahead,
Remember it’s Rosh Hashanah. Which means head of the year or Jewish new year. It’s a perfect time to intercede.

SHOULD I BE VACCINATED?

Should I be vaccinated or not?

We have confusing theories floating in the air like balloons concerning covid 19 vaccination. The masses don’t know what to think. They talk of depopulation, right? What about biblical interpretation of the Mark of the Beast, the so called 666. Who is correct and who is not? Were these scriptures mean’t to bring anxiety and fear?
All these things are not new. Even at the time of Jesus Christ here on earth, he was confronted with conspiracy theories and propaganda, but what was his modus operandi? Let’s check the Samaritan woman and Jesus Christ confrontation.

John 4:20-21
Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.

Wether the woman was correct or not, we know how Samaria stopped going to worship at the temple in Jerusalem

Read this scripture;
1 Kings 12:26-28
And Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now the kingdom may return to the house of David:If these people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn back to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah.”
Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!”

Every social problem we have was created by someone’s flawed way of thinking. Out of fear of revolt, Jeroboam caused people to worship calves.

Problems like these cannot be solved at the same level they were created. I mean choosing one side of the story to support, is not a loftier way. Jesus did not choose any side of the story, He came with an another superior dimension. He took over the situation. Though He was a Jew, He didn’t take the side of Jews way of worship or Samaritans way. He chose to answer the woman not from History, but from the promises of God.

I know of reports of people who reacted badly to vaccines, and I also know of the reports that people vaccinated are showing mild to no symptoms. All these are facts,
Here is my wisdom whether you choose to be vaccinated or not don’t make the decision out of fear of death.Thus, the strategy of energy, to instill fear. Make a decision out of conviction derived from the promises of God,
Here is one of them:

Now should I be vaccinated or not, thus your questions right?

Mark 16:17-18
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

So, this is conclusion of the matter whether you take the poisonous and deadly virus from inhaling or by a jab, presuming it might happen, I still believe the conviction from the promise above from God will be your shield

John 11:40
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?”

When the Son of Man come, will He find faith?

Seizing moments

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all._~

This scripture implies that the earth is a plain level ground and there is no one who has an advantage over anyone.
First of all, you have to understand that opportunity and chance are different two different things. Opportunity is what’s given to you and chance is what you take. From the time we are born, we are presented with moments to seize opportunities to recalibrate our lives, but sometimes we miss them. Take note, opportunities are wrapped up in moments and a moment missed might take a while to come back. But there are people who know their God who, grab opportunities, and they even snatch other people’s missed opportunities. Esther almost missed her moment. The words of Modeccai to Esther literally mean’t that, if you don’t take your chance your replacement is already there because Jews were going to be saved anyway.

Esther 4:4
Amplified Bible
For if you remain silent at this time, liberation, and rescue will arise for the Jews from another place, and you and your father’s house will perish [since you did not help when you had the chance]. And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this [and for this very purpose]?”

Remember it’s not what is given to you, It’s what you take.There is hunger that should be in God’s children to seize moments and serve God May God open our eyes to see and seize life turning moments

HOW TO RECEIVE FROM GOD!

Ecclesiastes 3:14-15
14I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him.
15That which is has already been, And what is to be has already been; And God requires an account of what is past.

Many people want to receive blessings from God .Blessings of God are conditional its only His love which is not !The scripture above says God requires an account of what is past.Here is the revelation God has established certain principles and conditions concerning any blessing you might be expecting from Him.
So when you ask for a certain blessing to be given to you ,God checks how compliant you are to what he already established.If you are found wanting nothing happends.You gonna fast,pray and annoint yourself with oil,until you obey his terms all will be in vain.

God does it that men should have reverential fear of Him.The Word of God cannot be altered to suit your preferences.
Whatever God does shall be forever nothing can be added to it nothing can be subtracted,its simple as that!
How compliant are you to God’s instructions ?Selah

HOW TO BE FREE!

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“You are no longer my friend”, says my 3-year-old son. I asked him to go and sleep, and he is all moody, hollering and screaming. He is literally blackmailing me!
Now I’m thinking, this is a familiar scenario where else is this common.
Social media?
It seems like all people on social media were raised by one mother, From a three year old emotional blackmailing strategy, they never changed, did they?

It was so, even in biblical days,Matthew 11:16-17
16“But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their companions,
17and saying: ‘We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not lament.’

Relationship constellations affects us all, we want approvals through views, comments and likes.Thus, the travesty of social media, what was supposed to lift me up , led me into social suicide and bondage.
The world wants me to post certain things about me and my thoughts. If I don’t, they will withdraw their approval and support and they are not joking. I see a decline in comments and likes. Isn’t it what they call emotional blackmail. But I have an assignment should I change to fit in or I ignore?Why am even being bribed, for views only?Isn’t it the proverbial Jacob-Esau soup deal?

“I don’t care, so long, I’m getting comments and likes”

My fellow sisters of color have bleached and destroyed their melanin just to be light in complexion, because their prospective husbands prefer them light skinned.

If she posts her naked body more comments and views ,but if she go with modest photos, they are a distaste to them. My question in all that, where is her personal power to decide what she wants and what she doesn’t.

How did I end up here? When and how did I surrender my personal power to them?
My head is aching, it seems I have to ask for permission from people to live and succeed in this world. Am I a vagabond that I don’t have a legal right to be here?

I have a plan, in fact,from today onwards, I will live by this mantra
“I don’t care” I will go ahead and do what I want,its time for me now! inspired by this verse
John 8:36
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Until we are all free in Christ Jesus.