The mysterious power of seeds


God always use the principle of seed sowing from even the beginning of the world to solve many issues.God puts instructions inside seeds that when its sown the sower should get a specified harvest which cannot be corrupted. I mean, when you understand the art of sowing seeds, you will learn to let go and allow the seed to work for you because the devil has no answer to prophetic seeds . And you will continually search for opportunities to sow good seeds. The greatest seed that you can ever sow is the Word of God.

1 Peter1:23
having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever

We need to search for opportunities to sow the word of God in the lives of people because it’s the one responsible for the harvest of souls into the Kingdom of Light. When we do that, It’s God who causes increase and growth, not us.

1 Corinthians 3:6-8
6I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
7So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.
8Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his reward according to his own labor.

But since we are talking about spiritual seeds as spiritual currencies, we don’t need observe natural circumstances for us to sow. It’s by faith, not by sight.

Ecclesiastes 11:4
He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap.

The bible talks of sowing and reaping, and we all know that we sow seeds for a harvest. So if you are not conscious that you need to sow good seeds, you will not reap.
As a wise kingdom citizen, you have to understand that a seed can be words, ideas, can be money (offering) and many other seeds that God has graciously availed to us.
In these series, I am focusing on seeds under offering that is given as a seed for a specified harvest. May I share with you the revelation that may help us to maximize on seed sowing opportunities.

1 An appropriate seed sown at a right moment brings an end to a wrong season in your life.
To back this up I will take you through the story of David and the plague that destroyed about 70000 man.

2 Samuel 24:24-25
24Then the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
25And David built there an altar to the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So, the Lord heeded the prayers for the land, and the plague was withdrawn from Israel.

David offered a seed during the pandemic, and the plague was restrained. He did this as someone who was in authority and same applies to us, we might be in authority positions/offices or as the priests of our homes and there is deficit going on regarding resources in our families or those under our stewardship like children we can sow prophetic seeds to break those wrong seasons, which takes us to the next point.

2A seed is attached to provision

1 Kings 17:13-16
13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’’
15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So, there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.

Not every widow in Zerapath got this kind of miracle, but this particular one who sowed a seed of her last meal she had. Not everything you have is for consumption, some are seeds and may God help you to know which one is bread and which one is seed.

2 Corinthians 9:6-10
6But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9As it is written:
“He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever.”
10Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness*

Here is my opinion when you want to do something and the money you have is not enough, chances are that money might be a seed

3 A seed is also attached to counter the seeds of the enemy(devil)

Genesis 22:17, KJV: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies

Those of us with kids, it’s time so sow prophetic seeds for them because the world is now evil. You are not guaranteed if your children will remain in the ways of the Lord unless you do something for them now. If you are a believer, I am sure you might not like the idea of your children becoming homosexuals.
But that scripture is saying a seed has power inside it from God to counter or capture whatever the enemy is planning.

4Last but not least, a seed is attached to land or property

The epidemic subsided, David saw a vision at the threshing floor of Araunah. Based on this vision he erected there an altar, and later Solomon built a temple on this spot.

King David bought that land fair and square, under the instruction of God, and it was on that site the first temple was built. And then after that, the second one. And today, the Dome of the Rock stands in its place.
With hindsight, we can see God had put his prophetic mark on his spot back in Genesis 21: it was the place where God told Abraham he was to sacrifice Isaac – mount Moriah. Zion in fact means “marked”.

So, we can prophetically sow seeds towards our church building projects etc. and mark the inheritance for our children even us to become possessors of lands and properties.What I mean is we can sow seeds concerning possessing lands and properties.

There are many revelations about seeds, this was only meant to kick-start your hunger and birth pains to sow righteous seeds so that we may harvest righteousness.

The mystery of money

We continue with our series. And today I want to start with a question that I want you to think about prayerfully.

Why is it that Bill Gates can form a foundation, that is Bill Gates foundation and invite his friends to give into it, not 20usd or 50 USD but billions of dollars, and he is not attacked but praised for it. Yet, the pastor tries to do the same drive to raise a fund for sending missionaries out, building fund for the church etc., All for winning souls for Christ, he gets all forms of attacks? Is the church not allowed to use relational capital?

Whilst you are getting your head around that question, let me define certain terms that will make my assignment easier today.

Money
Money is a medium of exchange. It started as barter trade, then seashells, and at some point our forefathers were using gold and silver as medium of exchange and store of value.
But now we have money, which is a fiat. Money is potentially good if not put to use. Until it’s channelled to a godly cause, it remains useless or potentially evil.

Currency
Currency is what we use to transact. This is when money is put into circulation or spend. That’s why hoarding money is disastrous to any economy, even in the spiritual economy it’s equally true.
So, in short, money turns into currency when it’s spend.

Capital
This is when money is assigned to a business venture or an economic activity that brings a return on that investment.
Now for you to appreciate the relevance of this particular post, you have to understand that the natural economic system is not as natural as you think it’s very spiritual, but it’s subjected and dominated by the devil. The bible calls it the Babylonian system.
This system is very oppressive and rewards more economic value to entertainment ,those things that doesn’t add value.
It’s a system where teachers, preachers, nurse etc , are less appreciated than a Hollywood porn star or boxer. The people who add value to the ecosystem are taxed more than the twisted.It’s a system that creates social classes based on riches, gender, race, and tribes.

No one is at peace, even the rich feel guilt for having that system that rewards them for nothing whilst people who deserve to be appreciated wallow in lack. It’s a system that cheats people out of their purposes and rewards them with money.

God is calling His children to get out of any Babylonian economic system and hence these scriptures

Revelation 18:1-4
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; the earth was lightened with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

The world is also driven by forces like pride, lust and greed and check this verse

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” (1 Jn. 2:15–17.)

To understand this transition to shift from the Babylonian economic system we are in currently into the Kingdom of God’s Economy, we have to understand why we work.
We have to understand that we don’t work for money, but we work for what money can afford us. I mean you are working so that your vision is funded or to advance your purpose which must be synchronized or submitted to God. So, what you are getting as salary, is it enough for your vision to roll out?
If not, then we have to accept God’s invitation as below.

Isaiah 55:1-2
1Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters, And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.
2Why, do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance.

God wants us not to be limited in life by money or lack of it, especially those who have received Him and His Son Jesus Christ as their Lord.
The scriptures say come buy, though without money, but it didn’t say come get for free. Buy it means you have to offer something in order to get something. Scriptures have proven that the blessings of God are conditional, but His love is not. God gave everyone something they can offer, and they can convert that to wealth(milk and honey). If you get this in your system then the scripture that says him who has less even what he has will be taken from him becomes less abrasive.(You will actually enjoy it) let me just avail it.

Matthew 13:12
For whoever has, to him, more will be given, and he will have abundance, but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.

A child is born with his/ her fist tightly closed, not with an open palm, for me, it’s a prophetic act that everyone is born with something they can use to advance their purpose here on earth.

Money is useless if it’s not converted into something or exchanged for something more valuable to you. Hence, they say poverty is not lack of money, but it’s the state of mind. There are people who keep or take care of the money instead of money taking care of them, these are the poorest in my opinion. Money is just a tool in the hands of a believer, if it’s treated highly than that then it becomes an Idol and a snare. Here is another truth, money doesn’t satisfy, but what you get with money is what satisfy you! When money is spent, it becomes a currency which is more powerful.

These are currencies we can use in the Kingdom of God.

Faith, Time, Tithes, Offering, First fruits, Pledge, or a Vow, Seed, Sacrifice, Grace, Thoughts or Ideas, Alms, Words, talents, skills and gift

Money in the hands of an unbeliever does not intimidate the devil, but when a believer gets his hands on it, there is tremendous fear that comes upon the kingdom of darkness

That’s why God is more interested in the wealth transfer from sons of wickedness to the righteous, do you know why? Because it’s a perfect set-up for the end time harvest of souls into the Kingdom of light.

In my next Installment, I will explore the mystery of kingdom currencies and how we can advance our purposes and synchronize those purposes to the end time harvest through those currencies.

How to connect to Spiritual Economics

Hello dear reader!Today allow me start with sentiments by Warren Buffett published by Janet Lowe in Buffett Speaks:

“I work in a market system that happens to reward what I do very well – disproportionately well.Mike Tyson, too.If you can knock a guy out in 10 seconds and earn $10 million for it, this world will pay a lot for that.If you are a marvelous teacher, this world won’t pay a lot for it.”

Though our God promised a kingdom which cannot be shaken, it seems we are faced with a situation which is entirely the opposite of that promise from God. Major economies are shaken, there is a shift from cash economies to cashless economies, I am sure we know about the talk of cryptocurrency, social security pension funds eroded, companies are moving from brick and mortar to click and enter with predictions of robots taking over the work space, superpowers are shifting hands and keep competing for superiority even when it means bloodshed. We have questions, I believe we have to answer from God’s word for us to remain steady in this hostile world.

Now, as a believer I want you to swallow this truth,the national systems we are using right now, in all nations were never designed for believers to prosper unless you transition from the natural kingdom to the spiritual kingdom which is the kingdom of God.

Hebrews 12:26-29
…but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29For our God is a consuming fire.

If by the act of us having become believers translates and means that we also have received a kingdom which cannot be shaken, it stands to reason that we should also receive an economy which cannot be shaken too. The first indicator that the kingdom is being shaken is its economy! The opposite is true, the sign that a kingdom is thriving is by the stability and strength of its economy.
Every kingdom has its own economy and its own currency and the enemy is releasing his best arsenal that we don’t receive the fullness of this kingdom which cannot be shaken and its economy.
Talking about currencies United Kingdom has pounds, USA has dollar and South Africa has rand etc.There are certain currencies that we thought they cannot be shaken, but we were all proved wrong,there is a scamble to land our hands on cryptocurrency but still ,it will be shaken but any currency that God will approve, verily ,verily that will not be shaken.Don’t you think the kingdom of God has its currency?

The greatest undoing is our education systems, which raised a generation which cannot ask intelligent question. We are trained to receive orders and instructions, and anyone who challenges the existing state of affairs, we destroy. In fact we receive every lie, and we continue to pass these lies unchallenged to the next generation. Let me drop one of them!

Definition of economics
Economics is the study of how society allocates scarce resources and goods. Resources are the inputs that society uses to produce output, called goods.

This definition is the one which allows the market systems ,demand and supply etc , hence inflation and economic recession when there is war and pandemic like now.

God’s view on scarcity
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

There are many scriptures and miracles about God’s limitless power to break human limitations. Where we stop our understanding that’s where God starts from, but for the sake of time, that one scripture above might suffice to build common ground. The conclusion is that, there is no recession in the kingdom of God. The problem is: We operate just like people of this world. When others bribe, cheat, cut corners, lie and misrepresent we are equally guilt as believers. These are the currencies of this present world dominated by the devil, they advance themselves with a technology of sin, I mean this is how children of the world advance their cause and visions. We are a peculiar generation, and we have ways to advance our visions too, and we will talk about those ways!

That view of seeing the world as a place of scarcity is the one that has led to competition and rivalry between nations and even individuals. Everyone thinks that there is not enough for everyone, which is a lie from the enemy. That’s why we envy and covet because we feel that we are left out and the only option is to get what the next brother or sister has. We no longer celebrate our heroes, but we find ways of clipping their wings so that they fly no more!

We only see the outside veneer of the universe as the sum total of everything there is

Yet even physics has proven that even the cup of coffee is not as simple as just a cup, there are waves of energy captured there in when the study of matter and atoms kicks in.

Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

That’s a striking definition of Kingdom Economics. There is more to what is seen with our natural eyes, hence the necessity to tap into these unseen and invisible dimension.

Here is the reason we keep living in a limited lifestyle, we refuse to use the currencies which God has designed for us.We keep holding on to those things which are vanishing.

Isaiah 55:1
“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.

The phrase come buy, it means we are exchanging something using a certain currency, usually it should be money that we buy with, but God is saying it’s not money only that can allow you to advance your cause.
Listen if it was free God would have said, “come get for free” but the word buy means there is a currency or currencies which we may use for us to experience abundance and be partakers of a kingdom which cannot be shaken. We have to accept that invitation to use kingdom currencies which I will unfold in a few coming posts watch the space!

I am praying for you!

How to deal with mistakes

Ecclesiastes 7:20
There is none righteous upon earth who does only good and does not sin.

I am sure we can all agree to that scripture that we fall short of God’s expectations, and here and there we miss the mark.

Since all people are capable of falling, most religious institutions provide a procedure people can follow to overcome their mistakes. Jews have a process called t’shuva which we all know as repentance.
Repentance literally means returning. God instituted repentance because He is a redemptive God, He is not a punitive God. He is always wanting us to return to Him, hence the necessity of Jesus Christ as an atonement offering for our sins.

John 3:16
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Anyone who receives Jesus Christ shall be saved, but there are certain consequences of sin that we have to deal with personally, believers have a tendency of shifting everything to Jesus, and the devil takes advantage of that ignorance. For example, if you commit adultery like King David and there are consequences of Bathsheba’s pregnancy, we have to take responsibility, though God would have already forgiven us. To understand the concept of repentance, it’s useful to first explore the concept of sin. If you remove the moral stain that tends to be attached to the act of sinning, and what are you left with? A mistake right? If you take sinning as just failure to follow directions, you will miss it. It’s doing something that is counterproductive to one’s own interests.

Take home point
A person doesn’t follow God’s law because it’s written somewhere. One does so because they believe it is in their best interest as well.

For a person with a health father and son/daughter relationship with God, sinning is making a mistake, that’s why there should never be condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus

Here are the four steps that might help you to deal with mistakes.

1Recognize the mistake and take responsibility for it

Sin thrives in ignorance and justification. In church, people let their guard down as some take advantage of the dispensation of grace and in that they give room to the enemy by opening unnecessary doors to the enemy. It’s remarkable how we play cat and mouse games with the devil;

2 Corinthians 2:11
lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices

Unfortunately, media and our local governments are trying to mask sins for human rights and democracy. So, it’s now difficult to train children to identify sin/ mistakes because we have removed the authority of God and Jesus Christ in schools and public institutions, so when we tell them don’t sleep around they ask, “Says who? Or It’s my right”.
But for you if you have anything you are struggling with like pornography, masturbation, lying etc. you have to recognize it, call a spade a spade, then take responsibility.
What I mean is If you want to make love to someone who you are not married to, if you say for example, you would like to make love, you are sugar coating sin to make it look good and palatable. If you recognize it and say you intend to fornicate, I think there is conviction and weight that comes with it and the beginning of repentance. This comes with recognizing the damage of fornication to you like potential unplanned pregnancy and the complications thereof, potential abortion afterwards and all the traumatic experiences you will have to go through, STDs , demonic movements associated with unholy sex, see we haven’t touched about your relationship with God yet only how fornication/ adultery can be counterproductive to you as an individual!

2 Recognize the error in your thinking

The problem why most married people cannot stand cheating is because it’s not accidental.Someone actually thinks about it and plan how not to be caught.
You actually plan to book a hotel room, that’s expenditure and budgeting for it. There is communication that goes on too with the person you want to cheat with. So recognizing the error in that thinking process of betraying your spouse and never to consider their feelings, destroying your marriage,
and the future of your children is very key.
David actually planned to kill Uriah Bathsheba’s husband. Can you see how in error he was? The good thing is he recognized his erroneous thinking, check this text;

Psalms 51:10,14
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
14Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.

David wanted a renewed heart, which means, he recognized that his heart was devising ideas that ended up in bloodshed.

3 Admit the mistake to yourself and others.

Ephesians 5:11 have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

There is much wisdom in this. The fact that someone knows our challenges, that person will motivate us to avoid making that mistake.
If you have the problem with procrastination and your colleagues knows that you have a challenge in it, it’s difficult to keep procrastinating. You have to understand that if you don’t account, you don’t amount.

Sin thrives in secrecy, if it’s exposed the power of sin is weakened and its hold on you is weakened

4 Promise yourself not to succumb again.

Job 31:1
I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman lustfully?

Job did it, he made a covenant with his eyes not to lust. For you if it’s to ease to break, write a personal agreement with yourself, spouse, couch/pastor or a friend even with God- to change your thinking behavior.

God bless you!

Why Humility!

We are still on Moses’ case. Looking at the success he had in his lifetime and still, he was able to be mentioned as the most humble person ever to live on earth. Having meetings with God face to face and seeing the form of God, I was just meditating if it were me maybe having meetings not with God, but maybe with my President! Probably I will name-drop the name in every deal. I will post the photos with him to my status, or here on the blog to impose my acceptance based on that achievement. What about you? How many people will be in prison just because they messed up with a friend of someone with the highest office in the land?
Check this scripture,

Deuteronomy 34:10-11
10But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,
11in all the signs and wonders which the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, before Pharaoh, before all his servants, and in all his land,

Moses had such an audience with God. His relationship with God and how he presented himself to the people was not anyway close to what some of us would do given those privileges. He would actually hide the glory from people with a veil.

Now, of particular interest is his relationship with his father-in-law.
There are factors I want you to notice in order to build something.
Jethro was an Idolater, but not only that he was a tribal leader.
Moses was a believer in one God and leader of the Israelites. When Moses became Jethro’s son-in-law, he was a fugitive running away from the wrath of Pharaoh. Needless to add, these were some of the things that could not have led to a wholesome father-in-law/son-in-law relationship.

We see that after Jethro heard about the miracles God did through Moses, he came to meet Moses, please note another strong personality coming to another great leader!

Something happened here, Jethro changed his understanding of gods and believed in monotheism contrary to His belief of many gods that is polytheism.
He did not resent the fact that he was mistaken, and his son-in-law was right.
In verse 11, he made a dramatic turnaround-denouncing Idol worship.(Exodus 18:11), “Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods.” How many people who are praying and fasting for their relatives to come to this realization?I mean, giving their lives to Christ?

Lesson 1
Some of our relatives are not receiving Jesus Christ because of our pride hence even if they see miracles happening, they resent instead of repenting

Moses further received counsel from Jethro about his leadership style. Moses was judging all the people by himself.
(Exodus 18:13-26), Jethro told Moses that he should delegate the judging process to others. Many family feuds have started because an in-law offered an unsolicited advice or criticism. Moses, however,was unperturbed. In fact, he was grateful and implemented it immediately.

The ability of a strong character like Moses to take advice ministers a to lot of people, believe me with these virtues we will do more good.
How many believers can take advice from a Muslim brother? Selah!

Lesson 2
Don’t let your ego deter you from doing the right thing even if the advice comes from the least likely people.

If we operate more like this, many friends and relatives will begin to appreciate what God is doing in our lives better.

God bless you! There are many things we can share about this subject we can do that in the comment section.
Remember I love to learn from you too!
Shanah Tovah

How to be humble

Not many days ago, I thought I was immune from the trap of pride of life. Then this Passover I realized that most of us we are not really off the woods. Moving on with the subject of ego and humility, today you will learn about how to kill pride in our hearts.

The bible says in James 4:6,“God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

In my opinion, it’s not a good place to be resisted by God! Who will help your case against God?
I mean if you are to have an issue with Elohim to the extent that He will have to release His resources to resist you Himself, not the devil but God resisting you including your prayers? It’s not a nice experience, Is it?

Inflated sense of power
I am always baffled by the fact that how can a mere man, flesh, and blood like you and me, end up fantasizing that they are a god, I mean self worship and even expecting other people to worship them. Isn’t it a scary thing?

The biblical example comparable to Moses who is our main figure of study is Pharaoh. Pharaoh is an excellent example of gas ruach, a Hebrew word that means a person of coarse spirit. A more close definition would be an arrogant person whose self-love is based on inflated or non-existent foundations. If you recall your bible, Pharaoh saw himself as a god with godlike powers. His opponent was not like that. In the previous post, we managed to prove the humility of Moses from Numbers 12:3.
Now, people who are delusional about the extent of their power are doomed to fail. It’s not a good place to be, to just overestimate what you can do. It’s frustrating to employ someone who overestimated their abilities only to notice that they failed to deliver. People or companies like that, they don’t make repeated sales and eventually, their bottom line will dwindle.

Torah sages liken this person to the one who was mentioned in

Isaiah(47:8-9), which says:

“Now then, listen, you lover of pleasure, lounging in your security and saying to yourself, ‘I am, and there is none besides me. I will never be a widow or suffer the loss of children.’
Both of these will overtake you in a moment, on a single day: loss of children and widowhood.

In fact, this is what happened to Pharaoh and Egypt. The death of firstborns on Passover, which we are celebrating now. And the drowning of the nation’s soldiers and armory into the sea of reeds(Red Sea)

These verses describe the depravity of gas ruach, who thinks that they are in complete control of everything to the extent of saying “I am, and there is nothing beside me”These people they don’t believe in God, and they believe that all the good things they have is the fruit of their work. This is what the bible warns against when it says one should not say in their heart (Deuteronomy 8:17,
My strength and power of my hand has made for me all these possessions.

I thought I was going to conclude this subject today, but I am sure we can finish another day.

Exercise
The fact that the bible warns us of self exaltation it can happen to me and you.
I want us to check our hearts and see if these seeds of gas ruach are not allowed to grow unchecked in our hearts.

Thinks about the tendencies you have when ask people if they know who you are, and maybe you say that to people because you have a relative in authority who can punish people on your behalf.

Maybe you are impatient and when you have an issue with a till operator you are quick to say, “Where is your supervisor, just showing people that you are significant.

Maybe you are the one who overestimate your limited power, or you challenge the existence of God.

As you pray, Ask God to help you to deal with the issues of gas ruach
Shanah Tovah
Happy Passover

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Ego, Egotism, and Humility.

Ego is not bad, but its ugly cousin egotism is the number one enemy of success, growth, and progress.
What am I saying is over the years, all major inventions were not really motivated by financial rewards, No it’s not enough to outweigh the risks involved in starting those new projects. From romance to war, to initial public offers(IPO), ego plays a key role. Our current world set up people for picking up fights be it in boardrooms to cabinet and presidiums, the winner gets ego boost and the vanquished is embarrassed and deposed.
Churches, wit inventions and other organizations ever formed by man, it was purely to satisfy ego. Today we are benefiting from those exploits. Married women who don’t emasculate their husbands and keep the ego of their husbands high and health, benefits a lot. My post is about balancing humility and health self-esteem. Both extremes lead to doormats and arrogant people respectively.
So, ego and health self-esteem are great attributes to have, especially for you to be a highly effective person you need those virtues.
So, what is the difference? I will give you most of those explanations from the word of God.

Numbers 12:3
Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.

Since God, himself gave us an example of humility personified and embodiment of a humble person in Moses, let’s not look further, let’s find some lessons from him in the scriptures. If you want to find a definition of humility according to God, you will have to look unto Moses and study his life and that’s my assignment this season to help you enroll in the league of modern day Moses like humility.
All definitions, especially from men about humility are misleading.

Actually, fellow Jews had a different view about Moses, In fact the opposite.

Exodus 2:14
Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” So, Moses feared and said, “Surely this thing is known!”

The two Israelites thought Moses was someone who will just impose himself on people’s lives; hence they thought he wasn’t humble.

Korah, Dathan and Abiram
Numbers 16:3
They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, “You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the Lord’s assembly?”

Then we have other witnesses who thought God was wrong about Moses’ humility.
They thought Moses was a holier than thou person and was imposing himself on the entire assembly. Frailty, thy man’s rebellion against God’s authority.

Moving forward, so it’s very possible that people we think are not humble are the very people God says they are the most humble people on earth or in our community, even in our churches. So pay attention so that you don’t cross path with God. We all know that the ground opened and swallowed up the camp of Korah.

Response to God
Moses’ response to God shows his humility

Exodus 3:11-12
New International Version
11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”

God appointed Moses and separated him for a special assignment to deliver the Israelites. He asked, “who am I.”
So, humility is mostly reflected in those moments and how you respond to God request.
To make this clearer let me give the example of the opposite figure.

Pharoah
And Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, nor will I let Israel go.”

Now it’s becoming clearer.
Pharaoh’s type of arrogance questions the importance and authority of God and Moses’s type of humility questions their importance, not God’s.

Exercise
So I have decided to stop here, and I will continue with the subject another day, but for now, you need to have a proper self introspection into how you respond to the things of God. Meditate on the two responses of Pharaoh and Moses and check your heart if it’s still soft enough to see the grace of God in using you, in blessing you with the quality of life you have.
Do you still believe you don’t deserve everything you have, I mean genuinely, not politically because this is about your destiny.Think about the privilege to be called a child of God.Does it ring a bell? Or it’s nothing to you?

I always want to hear from you so let’s discuss in comment section
Shalom!

Is hard work enough?

Most people are familiar with advices like “Knuckle down and bear it,” “Put your nose to the grindstone,” and “Hard work conquers all”. While these nuggets of wisdom contain kernels of truth, we can all cite examples in our lives where they simply did not work .In this video you will learn why it is like that!Be blessed!

Sacrificing your authentic self!

We are now aware of what is authentic self and how to get in touch with it from the previous two posts. Now we will conclude the series by exposing ways in which we destroy our authenticity. We will not spend much time on pleasantries of what we already discussed in those two posts, but in fact, let’s dive into the gist of today’s message.


So in this episode you will learn how we usually sacrifice the inner will at the altar of outer will.
The outer will has a knack of taking over if left unchecked. This is a zone in life where we start misplacing priorities, and below are some ways;

Corporate Ladder/promotion.
Ladies and gentlemen, the outer will has a way of taking over the inner will if left unchecked.
A perfect example is when you find out that you are passionate about teaching children or pastoral care. This is your inner will, and you will notice that you get fulfillment from empowering and interact with the congregation, children, or students directly. Now, the common error is we apply or crave for promotions which takes us away from interacting with real people. A teacher will become an administrator of a school, or a pastor will be promoted to the head office for purely administrative roles. Instead of operating directly with people, they will be operating directly with files, piles, and machines.
Now as much as we desire power, recognition, and good remuneration packages, we will rather negotiate whilst we grow within the perimeters of our authentic selves. These promotions are constrictors, the longer you wait in there, the frustrating your life becomes until you are miserable. Ladies and gentlemen, not every promotion will bring you fulfillment. Promotion orchestrated by God is the best, but occasionally, we want it faster than God’s way.

Psalms 75:6-7
For not from the east or from the west
and not from the wilderness comes lifting,
7but it is God who executes judgment,
putting down one and lifting another.

Age barrier
Whether it’s advanced age or being a minor, Age is one of the greatest excuses that we can use and end up justifying mediocrity in our lives.
There is a man who challenges me a lot in the bible, let’s quickly get to the scripture.

Caleb
Joshua 14:10-12
“Now, as you can see, the LORD has kept me alive and well as he promised for all these forty-five years since Moses made this promise—even while Israel wandered in the wilderness. Today, I am eighty-five years old. 11I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey, and I can still travel and fight as well as I could then. 12So give me the hill country that the LORD promised me.

Caleb’s passion to possess Hebron did not die because he was 85, actually, he asked for that promises to be fulfilled even at that age, and he was willing to go to battle for it.

KFC
At age 65, Colonel Harland Sanders began franchising his chicken business using his $105 monthly Social Security check. Today, Kentucky Fried Chicken operates more than 5,200 restaurants in the United States and more than 15,000 units around the world

Then there are some of us who still think we are too young, or we still have more time to live, we can learn one or two things from Jeremiah’s assignment from God.

Jeremiah 1:4-8
The word of the Lord came to me, saying,
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
6 “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak;I am too young.”
7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

Procrastination

Last time I shared about the to-do list. The danger of the to-do list is that we often start with things that we enjoy and passionate about and leave the boring ones, and we postpone those to the next day. The problem, we always find other things we are passionate about the following day and those boring ones, we will never do.
At my workplace I have things I don’t enjoy doing like reports and tax returns and inventory assessments. These if I fail to them, our company will be penalized or shut down due to pilferage, embezzlement, or something like that. So, I have to do them so that our vision continues to the next generation.
That’s how we sacrifice our authentic selves. We end up being penalized and punished by the systems and regulators because of procrastination and at the end that business or ministry we were expressing our inner wills through, will be shut down due to negligence. This is what this proverbs mean;

Proverbs 22:29
American Standard Version
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men.

Available Job
The common mantra that we grew up hearing from our parents which says, “Go to school, get good grades and find a good job” has become one of the common enemies of discovering your authentic self. There is little effort done to find things we are passionate about because the main goal is to find a good job.So, we hear many people saying, “I took the job because it was the one available or well paying.” I have been in that situation where I was working just for money and status, but deep inside I was miserable. If you are trapped by this dangerous pit, don’t be in denial, just acknowledge that you need help and ask God for the way forward. Life is too short to be served in misery.

I believe these are the major and relevant for now, but there are some tragic traits like the love of money, poverty, failure to rest etc.That can cause us to sacrifice our inner wills at the altar of outer will. Praying that God will help us!

Exercise.

Think about your career and give yourself an honest opinion that
1 Are you still passionate about what you are currently doing?
2 Given an opportunity of something with lover remuneration, will you take it for your joy to come back?
3Write down how you want God to help you so that you will start to live a meaningful life.
Meditate on the desired help!

Reconnecting with your Authentic Self!

When we are babies, our authentic selves will be so high and imposing that it’s difficult to be ignored. When a baby wants something it has to be given now and if it’s not provided, let’s say it’s food, no one will have peace in the house until someone if not all run around. A baby will throw tantrums, cry, and even emotionally blackmail you. So with time due to reality and constant pain and failures we adapt and the expression of “inner will” , will be very minimal as it becomes veiled by life circumstances.

So many people have questions, “How do I get in touch with my inner will or authentic self? do I even have one ?” Hence, this topic to reconnect you to that which was lost deep inside us.

Let’s dig in!

Well, this is a soul thing, you have to understand that we are all passionate about things that are closest to our authentic self. Unfortunately, because of the fallen nature of human beings, we have disguised or rejected our authentic-selves or the real us to the extent that we no longer believe that they do exist. Check this scripture.

Luke 7:30-32
[30]But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.
[31]And the Lord said, “To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like?
[32]They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying: ‘We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not weep.’

If you reject your authentic self, the result from that scripture is mediocrity, you will live life like a child in a marketplace. For God’s sake, what is the purpose of the marketplace? Is to be playful? No! This is where huge and life-changing transactions are carried out. So, once you reject your inner will, you focus on playing and just being childish in life. A major example coming to my heart is of those fathers who have extra marital affairs. These are men who refuse to mature and take care of their families, serving the family as a priest as ordained by God. This is one of the responsibilities that one cannot resign from,for me, this tells me that being a father is a higher priority than our usual jobs and careers. By the time these childish fathers realize that they sacrificed their authentic self, they would have lost their children and a great fortune for their families to lust and inordinate passions.

So first and foremost thing is to get in touch with your authentic self, be warned that this is easier said than done.
You have to believe that the authentic self is there and when you believe that its there, You are half way there.

It’s a soul thing
The basic and pure expression of authentic self is pure soul-speak, it’s not that logical. Its like the love that is between a mother and her child. This love is not dependent on anything no matter how much the child can be hurtful to the parent, the parent still feels love for the child. There you have it, this love is beyond logic. There is no benefit guaranteed from this relationship. In a similar vein, we feel that we want something, but the “why part” is not immediately apparent. That might be an expression of your authentic self.

Spiritual fulfillment This is a major one for everyone, your authentic self craves for spiritual fulfillment. There are two dynamics to this aspect, firstly there is this desire embedded in us to connect with higher being and that very part that which is responsible for us to “receiving Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior”. I told you in my first episode that it’s difficult to have authentic self when you are not in a good relationship with your Maker. Secondly the desire to help others. These two expressions are made manifest differently from person to person, some it’s forming a company that helps others financially, some its the desire to empower others through knowledge like what I am doing, and the list goes on. If your passion is not coming from these two basic needs, it’s mostly not coming from your inner will. Sometimes we are engrossed in wanting to make money. The question is for what? Is it for flamboyant lifestyle or to feel powerful?Selah!
Meditate on this scripture;

NKJV Bible. Numbers 24:13
[13]‘If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word of the Lord, to do good or bad of my own will. What the Lord says, that I must speak’?

I encourage you to read the whole chapter so that we get to understand how we can easily sacrifice our authentic selves for money and finer things of life.

Complete Engrossed In something

The other way to get in touch with your inner will is when you find yourself immersed in something that you don’t even realize how time has passed. When you jump into something or a subject that it gives you a deep fulfillment that you lose all sense of time, you know that subject or action aligns with authentic self.

The secrete is to take that subject, activity whatever it is, be it music, writing, editing and make a business out of it. That’s where usually your wealth is connected to. I am sure we are getting more knowledge about our authentic selves, we end here today!
If you missed the first episode about this subject, here is the link!


We will continue from here.Next subject is about how people sacrifice their inner wills and the consequences thereof

Exercise
Make a note of the things that you feel most passionate about.
Make a note of things that cause you to lose track of time then using some points from the passage above, figure out which of them are expressions of your authentic self and plan how to place them in your daily life.

Shalom