Standing on the Promises—ey?

🎵”Standing on the promises of Christ my King, Through eternal ages, let his praises ring, Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing, Standing on the promises of God, Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God, my Saviour, Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God“🎶

Above is the first stanza of an amazing hymn. But, someone shared something in a workshop that talked about the education reform! She said, “In Uganda, Africa, we were taught in schools and books, not to smoke, but we still smoke. It is like the book belongs in its own world and we belong in our own.”

I therefore bring her argument here. This hymn was sang this morning at my mom’s local Anglican church, but it was just sang. Men’s psychology and singing isn’t in tandem.

A young man worried to death about rent is singing those lyrics! Is he verily standing on the promise that God shall supply all his needs according to His riches in glory through Christ?

Another mother is crying, sobbing, weeping over a doctor’s report over cancer or covid, but is she standing on the promise that Christ bore her sin on the tree, and received a beating for her cancer, by whose stripes she was healed? Is she really standing on this promise!

A teenager is singing the same song as his eyes look away in a daze at the stained glass of a round window up above the apse, beyond a timber cross having Christ showing his nailed pierced hands in a beckoning of welcome.

He wonders what the future has for him. He wonders about university, and after that. He receives a blank image of his to be and he shivers of the unknown. He has forgotten the promise, where God said He has plans for him, plans to bring him prosperity and not disaster, to give him a future and a hope (and an expected end)

Others are shaken by all kinds of news. Shaken to the core, they’ve forgotten the promise that God would keep them in perfect peace whose minds are stayed on Him.

What’s our responsibility then? So that we end this madness of singing lies or, not critically thinking about the song that rings from our lips. We ought to KNOW the promises of Christ our savior. We ought to revisit them daily, these promises of our God.

We have to meditate upon these promises day and night, letting them not depart from our mouths, observing to do accordingly to want they say; if they say not to worry, then we observe it. If these promises say our steps shall be guided by the Lord, then we shall not be moved.

If these promises say we are healed, our observance is to know that contrary reports are lies and therefore are not to be given any accolade or attention, not even the slightest.

My prayer is that you not only have one promise of God to stand on but are equipped and saturated with many enough, for various situations that will come in your walk of life; and when they come, they’ll find you, not only just standing, but standing with a grip on a solid ROCK, that when they blow boisterously—these life winds— that your house won’t an inch be moved.

Hallelujah!

Stirring Agents

If you’ve been a christian for a long time, you know you’ve had prayer seasons. I don’t mean you prayed much in January and less in July (though this is true as well). What I mean is, some days it is so easy to pray.

You literally feel the Holy Spirit wake you up, drag you out of bed and get your tongue moving with ease. Sometimes you’ve found your desire to pray much stronger than your desire to sleep. And oh how it’s been sweet to pray.

However, there are those times when you didn’t feel like it! How about when you slept off, yet His word says ‘Pray without ceasing’? (I know the flesh can over-over sometimes, but) What did you do? (Kindly type in the comments section so that I know what you did but, in the meantime,) Allow me share what the Spirit taught me today.

Patience is a good virtue. In an hour I was supposed to be praying, I felt no uttering. I stared long around the room. Firstly, He said, waiting on Him is a good start. Refusing to move away, is what I mean. Many of us quickly move on to the next program abandoning that place.

Stay. Wait. Listen. Like Jacob said ‘I won’t let you go till you bless me…’ we can decide to say, ‘I’m not leaving until I’ve prayed!’

As I glued myself on the seat, I (lazily but attentively) flipped through the Bible pages, gathering some scripture here and there. As He taught me a thing hither and thither, my tongue moved for a minute or two. Then stopped.

He continued to show me in the word some beautiful things. And by the time I was done being taught, my tongue was on fire, as I prayed in tongues uncontrollably. See, it’s a working of His, for we may not know what to pray for in a specific time, but He is our intercessor (according to Romans 8) hence He makes it all easy.

Waiting, His Word, worship music (too) are some of the other great things I’ve seen Him use to stir me up to go into that place of intense prayer! Stirring as well comes when we listen to sermons He’s led us to, and midway, when we hear what He wants us to, we bubble inside to a sweet prayer time. A friend once said, for her she begins with giving thanks for different things, and before she knows it, she’s on that 120kph prayer gear…

These are some of what I’d share today. They’ve been great prayer catalysts when the prayer ‘blues’ kick in…

Hope to hear yours as well.

Romans 8:14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

Watchers & Gatekeepers

In the times of the Bible, or as many of us have watched early AD movies, we’ve noticed cities fenced in by thick walls spanning miles and miles.

Since looting was common those day, the supremacy of one city depended on whether it took control of another city.

To prevent the downfall, the probable thing most governments had to induce was to post different watchmen to guard the city while they walked on top of the wall.

Gatekeepers were also posted. Now the gates long ago were not as small as our 3-meter-ones of today. Vast gates spanned as large as ten-fifteen metres and were high as the same. Some needed machinery to open them, or twenty men to push open.

This was of utter crucialness, because once an army attacked, and went through those gates, that meant the fall of that specific city or the enslavement of the people therein if the enemy reached the palace.

The territory that city owned or the king in that city would be in danger of being owned by another! So, by all means, the watchers (or watchmen) had no room for a slip up. If the gatekeepers discovered an enemy disguised trying to enter through the gates, they’d immediately apprehend him!

If the watchers above saw someone approaching from afar, yes even in the dark, if it were night, they had to warn and alert the larger defence.

Sadly many have slept while watching. Even Jesus’ disciples did shortly before his demise. The first watchman and gatekeeper we all need, is God Himself. The psalmist understood this. Perhaps his men disappointed him as well, and he had to turn his eyes to someone who couldn’t sleep.

Psalms 121:3-8 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD [is] thy keeper: the LORD [is] thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

His protection is guaranteed in the latter part of that psalm. Later on in life, I have understood that, after us coming to an understanding that God is our watchman, He appoints us watchmen, over our families or friends, or nations.

“Nehemiah 7:3 And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar [them]: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one [to be] over against his house.”

Elijah was a whole watchman over Israel. When the enemy came to attack, the man prayed, and they all were stricken with blindness! Now what’s the point of going for war if one can’t see! They’ll end up dead!

The watchmen today aren’t necessarily under the physical side of things (though we still have security guards). God’s raised spiritual watchmen who see danger coming days away, or miles away, and He provides a solution and warning to the victim.

We’ve seen men have dreams about accidents, and God tells them to warn whoever needs to be warned, in order to prevent the effects. We see Joseph being a watchman when God through His angel warns Him and the family to go to Egypt when Herod sets out to destroy all children born at that time!

Mordecai was also a watchman in a certain way and Esther was the defence, otherwise, the Jews would have become extinct! Joseph was a watchman to His brethren, otherwise, hunger could have killed his father and brothers and their kindred! God in His compassion orchestrated a plan unbeknownst to them that saw an enemy of famine come a decade before, and man the necessary defence for their preservation.

Just like the watchmen back then had qualifications, we notice as well that these watchmen had requirements that enabled them be who they were in their times.

Today, we are watchmen to stop disease and death from taking over our lives (firstly,) then over our daughters and sons (for fathers and mothers) or parents and siblings or family (for sons and daughters)

What makes us competent watchmen then! Let’s learn from God our gatekeeper. David wrote,

“Psalms 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.”

God, just being God, is able to watch, and fight off any enemy! But what is God’s nature? What’s that thing that enables Him to watch, just like an eagle’s sight is sharp enough to see prey while it soars feet above!

God’s nature is His Word (John 1:1) and that same word has given birth to our regenerated spirits (1 Pet 1:23) making us of the very same nature as well. We are now the nature of God’s word. And it decrees a thing and it is established!

His word never returns void! Meaning, a fire can try to spread to the walls of your city gates, or family gates, but the authority in your voice’s rebuke sends it off cool and extinguished.

If disease comes, it is scattered in seven differs directions! God’s word qualifies you to be a competent watchman, and one who will keep away the enemy, preserving the peace and prosperity within the walls!

His Spirit is another factor as far as watching is concerned. Why? Only a spirit of a man knows what is in that man. Remember God knows all things! His Spirit knows all of them, and so He is able to tell us the enemies coming (especially as we pray, or in any other way He chooses).

He told Joseph the famine coming, and saved not only (just a city but) a nation of Egypt, but also thousands of other nations, and kingdoms! This was God’s Spirit of wisdom revealing these things (which you as well have)!

His Vision, God’s vision is the final factor that qualifies us for watching. In an aeroplane, space folds. You are able to see below, a place that was tens of kilometres away from a certain point that you wouldn’t see horizontally while on ground. If God is big and if in Him all things consist, He is able to see enemies start their journey 12 hours earlier and warn the watchmen, who can later prepare adequately to fight back.

We do not only need vision to see the physical things. We need God’s very eyes to see by, to be able to see what things He has designated for us so that we may not live a life less than what He prepared for us.

Without vision, men perish. If Peter had looked at Jesus with his carnal sight, he could have remained a fisherman that we never got to know about. But, God helped Him see that He that invited Him was no mere man, but the Prince of Peace. He forsook all, and we continue to draw inspiration from His life 2000 years later!

To be a better watchman, we have to receive God’s eyes, to show us the great and mighty things that we know nothing about. To help us see the marvelous works He made for us while we were still in our mothers’ wombs!

God’s Word gives us keys to the gates (just like Jesus gave to Peter). This enables us to open up or close, to permit or not to… whatever might come at the gate. If it’s a one sent by God, we gladly open. If the enemy tries to sneak in, we fasten.

These gates are firstly ours, to kick out disease, and to stay whichever force of darkness that might tarry by. Why? We are cities on hills! We have to exercise on watching our individual walls first and when found faithful, God can add us more cities (individuals) to watch over!

Later, our authority expands to territories (kingdoms like Elijah) and cities of our families. You being one with God and His word can decide that all your family will live a healthy life, and the grace shall be extended.

I prayed over my family and there’s none that died of covid, though some contracted it! I am a watchman and gatekeeper! Though the disease sneaked in somehow, by God’s grace, it was found and exterminated out ‘the cities!’

Furthermore, we also watch at the gates of our dreams, our prophecies, the promises God made to us, ensuring that we don’t lose hope if the dreams & prophecies delay to manifest,

May grace & peace abound the more to you as you keep watching. Your ability to stay the evil out is why you’re a blessing to nations!

Isaiah 21:5-6 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, [and] anoint the shield. For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.

Jeremiah 31:6 For there shall be a day, [that] the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.

Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

How to have Good Success!

Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

It is funny how the world has come up with many principles and books entitled, ‘7 laws on how to become a success…’ But God gave us one law; His book not departing from our mouths & us meditating on it! Why? His Book, is His Word. His Word is Him. Basically, if you observe all that He says, you’ll have success according to the degree with which you do so.

If you obey only 30% of what He says, you’ll have 30% of the success. If you obey & believe 60% or 100%, you’ll have success according to those percentages.

You might wonder, how about those who have succeeded without His Word? Well, I’d say, God has his definition of success (like a rich family would only ascribe wealth to maybe wearing Gucci) Of course even David and Job, at some point envied the wicked who got very rich and yet were not living according to God’s Word. But that was merely success, and not GOOD SUCCESS!

But I’m reminded that Jesus is the way. There’d be people who try to get rich by using not THE WAY. To those, the Bible says, their wealth is being laid out for the righteous. Those who seem to have become rich by other means have wealth that won’t last.

It is said that many of the world’s richest men are Jews, or have Jewish blood. This makes them fall into the inheritance of Abraham whether they know it or not. It’s sad if they don’t know it, for they’ll perish because of a lack of knowledge.

I’m not hating the wealthiest people. I’m simply compiling what I have read about in His Book. People like John Rockefeller gave generously. He lived according to Luke 6:38, which mentions that ‘give and it shall be given unto you multiplied…’ His wealth exploded because of obeying that one simple instruction.

Many wealthy men practise such principles even unbeknownst to them. His Word is like gravity; it is a universal law that works on everyone whether they like it or not.

Knowledge is priceless, and knowing something elevates you and sets you apart, just like Daniel was set apart due to His knowledge of interpretation of dreams!

Putting aside all the other benevolent philanthropists, you too can choose to start being wealthy, prosperous and successful today. Observe God’s word. That’s Him. If He says that’s the way you’ll get prosperous, them there’s no other better way. That’s His standard for anyone getting prosperous!

We can’t start debating with Him if He says that’s the way you’ll become prosperous. Just obey and I dare your life to remain the same. Forsake what the world might have taught. This is the God who made not only this world but different worlds invisible to your eye.

Also note; there’s such a thing as good success, and bad success. I think that’s the point I have been stressing. Having good success is having more than enough and yet not ruined by lusts and wants. It is taking care of thousands of people and yet staying humble. It is being in charge of industries and yet in good health so that one can enjoy the good things that come as a result of the wealth.

Bad success is having a lot of gold with complaining. Having a lot of money and yet addicted to drugs and wastefulness. It is being so rich in your lifetime only to lose the wealth in your old age, leaving your children and their children with no inheritance. It is desiring more and more and never being content at any level even with little.

The God-way guarantees the former. Having His word is to have God Himself. Observing His word is to observe God Himself, looking intently eye to eye, mind to mind, with Him. And how can you have seen God eye to eye, reasons with Him mouth to mouth, and think your life won’t be glorious! His paths alone drop with abundance and His encounters with us enrapture us, drowning us in His glory!

Don’t let His word depart from your mouth, and your success & prosperity will be GOOD & heard of in the entire earth!

Psalms 1:1-3 Blessed [is] the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they [are] life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.

Opposite Reactions

The Lord said, ‘Call and I’ll answer you. And I’ll show you great and mighty things that you knew nothing about.’

There is the calling on one end, and the answering on the other.

In Deuteronomy 6:10-11, it was written, “So it shall be, when the LORD your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build, houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant—when you have eaten and are full—”

In Nehemiah 9:23-24, we see the writing of the fulfillment of that promise, “You also multiplied their children as the stars of heaven, And brought them into the land Which You had told their fathers To go in and possess. So the people went in And possessed the land; You subdued before them the inhabitants of the land, The Canaanites, And gave them into their hands, With their kings And the people of the land, That they might do with them as they wished.

There was ‘I’ll give..’ and ‘I’ve given’. There was ‘I’ll bring’ and ‘I’ve brought’.

There was ‘He promised to’ and now ‘He promised and has…’

There was a future, and the future becoming now. This taught me that God promises and fulfills. He won’t promise and promise without performing it.

Just as when you ask, you receive or when you seek you find, there’s an opposite reaction when we encounter God. When we worship He honors us. When we give, He multiplies us.

As one thing goes one direction, another comes from the other direction. As Jesus died for all, all received life and reconciliation unto God.

Whether what you do is seen, and what God does isn’t, know that for every action, there’s an equal and opposite. When you pray, worry is cast out. When you praise, sadness leaves. When you call, He answers. When you believe, He gives you every inheritance He promised!

For every promise that hasn’t come to pass yet, know that it will one day. Mary had to get pregnant by the Holy Spirit! Abraham had to receive that son. The reaction of God’s word is ‘never to return void’! His word won’t fail.

Take the action He’s asked and I dare you to get disappointed!

The Purposes of Glory!

Ezekiel 1:24 And when they went, I heard the sound of their wings like the noise of great waters, like the voice of the Almighty, the sound of tumult like the noise of a host. When they stood, they let down their wings.

Ezekiel 1:28 Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face and I heard a voice of One speaking.

When I read these, God pointed me to the purpose of glory. The creatures (that are rather weird looking) caused Ezekiel to shudder.

Later, Jesus is seen, and He’s the culmination of the glory the other cherubim-like creatures exhibited. Ezekiel reacted by falling. A kind of reverent fear swooped over him after seeing all this. And this is where our main lesson is drawn today;

The prophet Isaiah says to us; “Arise & shine…for the glory of the Lord is risen upon you” This glory is not supposed to just make us feel better. It is not just to make us feel good, but do much more.

In verse two, we notice that this glory causes a separation and distinction upon one’s life. The earth is mentioned to be covered in dense darkness, but not you! This means that as a thousand fall on your right, you remain standing. It doesn’t come near you. As all else drown in drought, you’ll be a green tree throughout the year, bearing fruit.

This glory of God is seen and searched out, like the bright star that attracted the wise men to Jesus. The glory attracts gentiles, heathens, kings and their nations.

His glory will also cause reconciliation. We see Isaiah continue to say Isaiah 60:4, “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at [your] side.”

No wonder God gave us the ministry of reconciliation through Christ (2 Cor 5:18-19) Reconciliation of both your loved ones to yourself, and God’s people to Him through you as well.

The following verses (in Isaiah) show how that glory inspires the fear that leads men to repentance or returning both to you & their first love, who’s God.

In verse five, Isaiah tells us as well that we will fear and be enlarged. God’s glory will cause wealth to come to you.

“Isaiah 60:5 Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.” (NIV)

The riches will come themselves. His glory on you shall attract them. The gold & incense from Sheba, camels and herds from Midian, flocks from Kedar & rams from Nebaioth all come up to you (verses 6-7)

The glory of God will cause a restoration of double what’s been lost.

Isaiah 60:8-9 “Who [are] these [that] fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.”

As more wealth comes, we see the phrase ‘bring thy sons from far’. Maybe these were sons that Israel had lost. I imagine the sons have wives and children, and perhaps grand children. That goes beyond reconciliation. That’s double!

Isaiah 60:10-12 “Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you compassion. Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations— their kings led in triumphal procession. For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined.”

The glory of the Lord will effect rebuilding, favor and service. These will affect then the economy, as your wealth will have accumulated much that its store accounts need to stay open in order not to keep it out, and this will in turn cause you to feed many, the orphans and widows included.

Isaiah 60:13-14 “The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the juniper, the fir and the cypress together, to adorn my sanctuary; and I will glorify the place for my feet. The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.”

The rebuilding will happen with materials that you didn’t spend a dime on. This is still God’s glory effecting this! Pretty much like when He said you’d own cities and houses you didn’t build, filled with all good things. Also notice ‘adorn’. There’s an element of beautification when the glory of God radiates from you.

Your enemies shall contend for peace and you’ll live in quiet with them as described in verse 14. I see peace as well where the glory of God is!

Isaiah 60:15 “Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through [thee], I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.”

Joy is assured. The glory of God not only brings it, but makes you it and its quintessential since a third of His whole Kingdom is already it! And it lasts for generations resounding with a touch of excellence eternally.

Isaiah 60:16-17 “Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD [am] thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.”

The glory of God will evoke provision. The sucking here isn’t that of need or that kings will be sending us handouts—no! I have seen serendipity serve, whereby a need rises up within you, and suddenly, before it is even voiced, it’s already met.

Let’s explore the sucking for example. I have noticed that many mothers can know when to feed their infants. Before the child can start wailing, its mouth is already feeding and I like the fact that there are many breasts available. Many sources of provision!

In verse 17, I see the glory of God effect a quality life. There’s a receiving of the best and not just the counterfeits. Instead of wood brass, instead of brass gold. There’s a process of betterment. Getting better and better prizes, while the life of such a one shines brighter and brighter.

Peace and righteousness surface again. The kingdom of God is complete, for it is righteousness, peace and joy in God the Holy Spirit! The glory of God will manifest the fullness of His kingdom in you, so that you realize that His kingdom is not merely numbers, but made complete when all these three elements are present in you!

Remember when you prayed ‘Let your kingdom come on earth’? Well, it came when His glory rose upon you! You are, as it is in Heaven. As He is, so are you!

Isaiah 60:18-20 “Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.”

The glory of the Lord will cause wars to cease. You’ll hold your peace, and He’ll fight your battles! You’ll bask in all items of the salvation package and you’ll be praising daily. God being your glory and light means you shan’t need the sun to light up your way during day. If an eclipse happens that takes about 24 hours, it shall be well with you!

He’ll be your source. You’ll be dead enough to realize only He, can be. And it will no longer be your job, or your parents or your spouse. For if they are, t

hen that means if they are out of the picture you’ll die. Unfortunately God is a jealous God. He won’t allow that.

Isaiah 60:21-22 “Thy people also [shall be] all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.”

The glory of God will make you inherit the earth. It will cause you to increase largely, exceedingly abundantly above what you could ask or think… Until like your father, you become a nation, and we will be back to where we started from. All men shall fear you, and they’ll bow at your feet, asking to be shown and introduced to this God of yours. And He’ll be worshipped in all the land, like in the times of Daniel.

So, in summary, these are the purposes of God’s glory; the fear of God, separation and distinction, wealth, reconciliation, restoration, rebuilding, favor, service, joy, excellence, peace, provision, a quality life, righteousness, beautification, increase and the manifestation of God’s kingdom…

Arise and shine, for your light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you, and all these good things mentioned above, are seen in your life;

Hallelujah!

Hosting God

Preparation for God is pretty much like preparing for a guest, only that this guest is far more significant than the Queen of England, or the President of the US, and yet doesn’t need you to prepare the finest China or hire red carpets leading down your rugged murrum road to your house.

Many times we could be late yet we are the hosts, but He’s not like men. A minute He turns around. And if we have a rendezvous with Him and we don’t make it, He still shows up.

When God’s to be hosted, I’ve found that that good music prepares the atmosphere so well. The mood is just set in reception enough to have Him.

However, just like if you’re being hosted as a person you wouldn’t enjoy not being attended to fully. Imagine your host attending to their business in your presence. It offends us, especially if you killed worthy programs to be there

God might not be offended when we do the same for Him, but divided attention could make us miss Him like Martha. We have to ensure that we focus on Him fully and not the running children or the loud TV or the phone text. Be in the moment. Prepare the snacks much earlier so that you have that heart to heart moment with Him serving words;

Say yours, Let Him say His. Laugh, cry if so. But recognize this isn’t just any visitor. This is God, the maker of all you see! Like we share videos on phones with those we host, God could take you on a trip to the galaxies, or to times past like Paul, or to times to come like John the revelator. He takes you into the video itself.

For the departure; God doesn’t leave. It’s us who focus on other activities momentarily (which’s not a bad thing) but, unlike Him, we can’t fully think about someone all time, while running the entire universe, at rest, thinking about other billions of people and how the tiniest of birds will be fed, all at the same time.

He doesn’t leave us practically because He said He’d never will, nor forsake us. At some point, you realize it’s Him who hosts us, turning our hearts to Him, to rise and pray to Him if need be. No wonder we lose sleep some time in the night, or concentration during some activities, as He desires to host us.

His being with us at all times gives Him capacity to host us all the time, although, remember, hosting requires that being in the moment, so He will interrupt us at some point like Jonah, not because we are running from purpose, but so because we’ve been entangled with the cares of the world like Martha yet He desires us at His feet, listening and feeding our spirits.

He isn’t caring about the edible pleasantries. What matters is the eternal pleasure that He delights in! Which is you!

And, even when we host people, it is exciting when the conversation has gone way deep, and your guest says “My next appointment has been cancelled…So I can stay a little longer.”

The joy! The joy of a reunion that goes way longer than anticipated is unexplainable!

This is akin to God. I find that the longer we tarry in His presence, when we are not quick to leave that prayer or worship time, extra dessert consisting of oil and wheat and wine is served. One eats and enjoys His presence to the full, which is a paradox to God.

The more of Him one has, the more thirsty or hungry one gets. Unlike the normal, where when we have a lot of stuffing, we get disgusted. Where when a lot of ice cream is licked, brain freezes come along. Where when a lot of cake is eaten, the stomach goes on strike. A lot of God, and our spirits just wonder and get curious the more, “Who are you, really???”

So, the next time you host God— wait! The next time God hosts you, ensure to be in the moment, to provide your full attention, to expose your honesty, to have prepared prior avoiding distractions, to expect more of Him, and to tarry a little longer with Him than you had earlier planned, all with the guidance of His Spirit of course.

Enjoy your next hostings until this truth you can freely confess;

Psalms 84:10 For a day in thy courts [is] better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Understand, that with Him is the best place to be!

The Music Dream

It was a large sea. Then a vast hand ascended out as a submarine and pointed to the sky. Immediately, piped instruments (flutes, trumpets, horns) floated out of the water and began blowing themselves in harmony. They ascended out of the water and rose slowly to the sky.

After that, stringed instruments came (lyres, harps, zithers). These played themselves in unison as they as well ascended slowly after the piped ones. Then I saw hand instruments (cymbals, and tambourines and I don’t recall if I saw pianos or organs), all wet coming out if water.

In all this the hand didn’t stop pointing to the heavens. Then I saw instruments that haven’t been created yet, all playing in such perfect synchronized orchestra, filling the entire sky… And then the clouds rolled back as scrolls, and there was God’s throne, as His glory was worshipped by tens of hundreds of thousands of thousands of thousands of musical instruments, all playing themselves.


“Psalms 68:32-33 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; Oh, sing praises to the Lord, Selah To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, [which] [were] of old! Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.”

(Dreamt on 12th Oct 2021)

God keeps getting better

Long gone are the days of slow internet, waiting a day for a song to download, and that cringeworthy tone that played when you had dial-up. Like technology, God keeps getting better, the more you know Him.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of coming home after a long day and hopping into a magical cloud that perfectly engulfs your body. Like an aged bed, God keeps getting softer, the more you know Him. I know you know how hard a mattress can be when it’s still new 😤

There’s something about how a quality leather wallet or jacket softens up and starts to radiate more character over time… It’s like the piece becomes a part of you. God keeps getting more ‘united’ to you, the more you know Him. Soon you realize He’s not outside you, but in you.
15 years of friendship equals to 15 years of inside jokes. Like relationships, God keeps getting funny the more you know Him. He as well becomes more understanding, or it is us who come to the understanding that He understands, more than we do understand.


Much like how we get better with time as we consume knowledge and experience, wine gets better as it sits and consumes sugars. Finally, an excuse not to whine about something getting older!

What qualifies God even the more is the experience He’s had of taking care of a billions of people before you cane around. He keeps aging like fine wine, that’s if He ages at all! He gets better with time.

This is not to say that God isn’t the very best that He already is. This is in regard with how we relate with Him. Give Him a chance. Give Him more time, and I swear you’ll bask and boast about Him, the rest of your life! I swear!

Let God Pray for You

Jeremiah 18:19 Give heed to me, Lord; listen to [what] my adversaries [are plotting to do to me–and intercede].

One time I was praying with a friend, and God was powerfully present. I continued to vent and rant.

“God give me tuition. God thank you for tuition.”

Suddenly, I heard His Spirit shush me.

“Let go. Let me pray for you!”

For those who are not aware, there is a gift of the Holy Spirit called speaking in tongues or praying in tongues.

Now both statements are correct, as the first is evidenced when someone seems to pray in a language they don’t understand but a foreigner might.

The latter is only understood by God, and it’s mentioned that one speaks only to God and no one else. Even the devil can’t intercept what’s being said. Ha!

Anyhow, it is beautiful for God Himself to pray for you. Firstly, He knows all you need. Secondly, He answers you before you call. That means He knew all about my tuition, and had indeed provided for it.

What was then the need, for Him to continue in prayer for me. 1 Corinthians 14 hints that when I pray in tongues, I speak mysteries. I am practically receiving things, instructions, words that will outlive me.

This is greater than my needs. It is like God is saying, “You’ve sought me first. All these other things have been added to you. Now let me converse with you. Let me reason with you. Let me give you prophecies for nations. Let me tell you what’s to come; the evil that will, so that you know how to hide from it.”

Like John, He prays to show us the end of the world. To show us the future, instead of our material needs that He has already sorted. Like Paul, He seeks to give you insight in the grace of His love and how it can save 8 billion people.

Let Him pray in you and for you, and your deeps shall call for His deeps. You’ll find no greater match to fulfill you. Let His Spirit talk with Him on what hidden riches of the secret places can be shared with you for His glory and for your wealth.

When you pray in tongues, you’re not asking or begging. God Himself is creating that thing and manifesting it from the heavenly places in Him, into your soulish realm, your physical world! Let God pray for you! For what you ask for, you’ve already received.

When He prays for you, He is saying ‘Let there be light’ and light becomes! He is creating a thing you didn’t know you needed, having sorted all your wants.

Let Him pray for you!

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly [places] in Christ,

2 Peter 1:2-3 May grace (God’s favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).

“God I want to see you!” 🚮

Many times I personally, have fallen victim, of asking God to see Him. Even Moses over 4000 years ago asked that He might see Him.

Aside from seeing Him in light & lightning and that frightful sight, there must be a reason why He hasn’t been commonly seen.

I was thinking about it deeply. By deeply I mean diligently. That statement echoed many times in my head, “God I want to see you, God I want to see you, God I want to see you.”

But He’s Spirit. And we are bound to our physical flesh. Meaning, though elements of His creation lie about; the trees, the birds, the wind, those are His physical creations but not Him.

Seeing a photo of me or a video I recorded is different from being with me and seeing me physically, eye to eye. I understand we all desire to “see God”, but He laughed at me and at His simplicity.

You see, He said, ” In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.” We all know that His word is recorded in the bible… DING!

It hit me!

That physical bible, or swible on your phone, seems just words, but it’s HIM! That’s the physical Him. So though we want to see visions, visions are only videos of Him that He shows us, (like I already explained) but may not necessarily be Him.

Some people ask for angels. “O let them visit me tonight.” But when strongly thought about, they are just lusting after these things. We don’t want them because they are of God. We somehow want to show off in the long run; So that when people hear us speak, we sound so spiritual having seen God.

I have found that men who actually have multiple experiences with God, have so due to an overflow of the physical way He’s availed Himself (in the Bible). They don’t go begging Him to come through visions. He reveals whatever He wishes to them.

That doesn’t mean if you have them less often (or never at all) that you are not spiritual. I think God just likes it simple. Even to Moses, He only showed His back but not the face. In case you feel the Bible is ‘boring’ you, go watch videos of God through His creation—go just stare at the trees and silent hills and singing birds.

But if you want Him-Him, like you’d like me-me (not just by phone call) but be able to touch me or feel me, pull out His Word. That’s Him. Recite His Word. That’s Him.

Let’s stop all this “I’m sojourning to find God.” Let’s stop all this “Show me a sign.” Let’s stop all this “Send me a burning bush or dry fleece where all around is wet.” When in doubt, go read His Word!

He delights in simplicity. Go open Him. In that psalm, in that proverb or just talk to Him in prayer. Don’t go asking Him to show Himself if you haven’t seen the simplest way He has availed Himself to you.

The only thing that can please Him is faith. And the just live by faith. Many people get frustrated when they tell Him to show up in a fire, or an earthquake or in a bank balance equivalent and He doesn’t! You see He’s God and you’re not. He can show up in any way He chooses, but not the way you dictate to Him.

I like to say that God has no face. If He did, then tell me the color of His eyes, or His hair. I like to believe that He has no form nor color. He’s light. I like to say God’s super creative. Way creative such that He can appear in a dragon fly, or in a cobweb, and He can speak through the moon or by the mouth of a random person.

I’ve learnt to stop limiting Him. I’ve learnt that He is amorphous, though He has One primary form which is His Word. Yes that Bible of yours. God is a shape shifter, like H²O. He can show up as water, or ice or steam, but we all know that His bottom atomic structure is H²O. That H²O is His Word.

So what if you haven’t received a prophecy from “a prophet” all year. His Word is primary prophecy! You may not understand the complexity of the billions of galaxies and how they span unchecked through the universe yet without a physical foundation, but that’s just a thing He created and not Him in the very essence.

I make beautiful cards and art pieces. But if you have one of them, yes you’ll be in awe of my talent. You’ll be astounded by my creativity in my product but I am not my product! Hugging my card won’t mean hugging me just like killing an ant won’t mean one has killed God!

Burning bibles as well won’t mean burning God. If someone has God’s Word hidden in his or her heart, that’s where His word lives. In our times, another bible could be bought.

I still believe knowing God is far much exceeding in weight than seeing or talking to Him just like knowing someone. To know means to understand someone or be aware of who they are and not merely what they show.

For example, a ‘sexy’ man can look however ‘sexy’ in all his attractiveness, and a silly girl would end up being wooed by his looks and voice in those late night calls. She then quickly judges that man by that simple character she’s seen for a few days or weeks only to discover that he is a ruthless short tempered jerk without self control, who beats her up to near death after they’ve got married.

They come around in public, smiling and waving while other girls think he’s the ideal man, but the victim woman beseeches “… you don’t KNOW him…” But how did this lady end up in this situation? She only saw and talked. She didn’t check the man’s heart!

Even so, I believe to experience (know) God, one has to go beyond feelings and senses. For example, it is so foolish (from my perspective) for someone to say “I don’t feel God present in this tough time,” and yet God said in His word, “I’ll never leave you nor forsake you.”

God isn’t emotional. He’s revelational. And ‘revelational’ is an act of revealing/disclosing… which God has, through His word! Unlike the letters we write, His are Him. His letters are His body expressing His heart so that we may know Him, and use every note of information He gives us to construct a description to show how He would look like… and stop asking, “God I want to see you.”

The only problem with “God I want to see you” is two possibilities; Him not showing up, and someone giving up on Him, or something else showing up and you thinking it is Him. The devil himself can dress up as an angel of light… We’ve seen many people impersonating other people and stealing a treasure meant for someone else, which in this case would be you.

To see God, I’d greatly encourage you to rely on the primary form that He is; His written word! Whether you feel bored by the word sometimes (or not,) stick with Him till the end. That’s God right there. And slowly, as you continue seeking and knocking, you’ll continue finding openings of not just what He looks like, but who He is!

Turn ye this day from “God I want to see you” to “God I want to know you”.

He is all yours for the discovering! And remember that if that urge shows up, He’s just a Bible away…

1 Kings 19:11-12 Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, [but] the LORD [was] not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, [but] the LORD [was] not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, [but] the LORD [was] not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. And God said…

Signs & Wonders

Allow me share a story. You don’t have to believe it, for it’s not yours to believe. My mother told me that when she birthed me today, the media team from UTV (yes, ‘thee’ UTV), arrived at the health centre I was born.

They were interviewing the patients about the services being given by the hospital. They were conducting some sort of survey…and they pulled up to her as she (…well, I can’t remember whether she) was breast feeding, or resting from the pushing… and asked her how she found the care.

After replying, the cameras zoomed onto me (she says). I don’t know if I had been named by that hour, but she says when she returned home, since our fences back then were not gated, all ladies in the neighborhood kept waving at her as she sat at the front porch exclaiming,

” Is that the lovely infant who appeared on national TV! Wow…”

I made news round the town.

Now many of you have noticed me as a media personality through the years. Reading school news while in high school, hosting TV shows, emceeing events, et cetera et cetera. My mom said she wasn’t so shocked when that event happened 24 years ago… And her prayers, and my prayers have led me to a carrying, where I am in sync with one of God’s purposes for me.

He ordained me while I was still in my mother’s womb, a prophet to the nations. And I may not see the full picture now, but I know the media is involved in it. That alone doesn’t leave me with questions about what my purpose is… And that’s when I turn the lights on you.

Maybe you feel you haven’t discovered your purpose. But let purpose find you! Your passions could provide hints. They could be signs leading to the wonder you will be unto men. May you critically acknowledge them and grow them. Be it skills or talents…

I pray as well, that as I have found & grown mine, and continue to discover the higher that is calling, that your spirit will align effortlessly, to what God made you for!

May God’s love, provoke serendipity (finding valuable things that were not previously sought for) to wherever you are. That men or women who will guide you to your destiny find you easily and lead you on. That when they see your light and rising like Jesus’ star, they’ll rejoice—these nations and kings!

And that Simeons and Annas would speak over you, and affirm your purposes! And for parents (or you reading this to understand that one day you’ll be one, or in case you have a child-figure under you) to realize that you do not need to wait for someone else to come be a purpose affirmer for your children, but that you’ll take on the responsibility and be the first prophet to your children;

Calling out the good in them. Noticing the signs of their interests and sharpening them into the greatness they are meant to be, until this below becomes true in your side of the universe;

“Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel (the earth) from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.” (Isaiah 8:18)

A toast to parents’ hearts turning back to their children, and children’s to their parents’.

Mystery Of Trees: The Olive

Last year, on my mom’s birthday, April 7th, God opened my eyes to such an amazing revelation. It involves trees and the various types there are. I’m sure you’ve seen the Bible call you some tree names. But do you know what they mean. Let me take you through a study of the Olive tree today;

See, on birthdays, we all want to pray a special prayer. God led me to pray this over my mother, and oh I was blessed. Most prayers on birthdays tend to incline toward long life. There’s a tree we are called that suits this. And it is named in the Psalm below;

“Blessed [is] every one who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways. When you eat the labor of your hands, You [shall be] happy, and [it shall be] well with you.

Your wife [shall be] like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table.

Behold, thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the LORD. The LORD bless you out of Zion, And may you see the good of Jerusalem All the days of your life.

Yes, may you see your children’s children. Peace [be] upon Israel!” (Psalms 128:1-6)

The Word says ‘your children are like olive plants around your table’. Now I told my mom, that she was my grandparents’ child, meaning she’s one of those olive plants around their table. But what is an olive plant?

Did you know that the olive plant or tree lives up to 4000 years? Here are some examples;

The olive tree of Mouriscas, Abrantes, Portugal, (Oliveira do Mouchão) is one of the oldest known olive trees still alive to this day, with an estimated age of 3,350 years, planted approximately at the beginning of the Atlantic Bronze Age.

An olive tree on the island of Brijuni (Brioni), Istria in Croatia, has a radiocarbon dating age of about 1,600 years. It still gives fruit (about 30 kg), which is made into olive oil. An olive tree in west Athens, named “Plato’s Olive Tree”, is thought to be a remnant of the grove where Plato’s Academy was situated, making it an estimated 2,400 years old.

The olive tree of Vouves, also in Crete, has an age estimated between 2000 and 4000 years. An olive tree called Farga d’Arió in Ulldecona, Catalonia, Spain, has been estimated (with laser-perimetry methods) to date back to 314 AD, which would mean that it was planted when Constantine the Great was Roman emperor!

Isn’t this amazing! This all leads us to one conclusion. When we are called olive trees, we are being pointed to the oath, truth, promise and aspect of LONG LIFE!

The psalm begins by talking about how blessed he that fears the Lord is, and how he will eat the labor of his hands. Notice that olive trees grew in large chunks back then, and from them olive oil was harvested! The oil was traded for a living, hence ‘the labor of his hands’ and the profit hence ‘he shall be happy and it shall be well with him…or her’.

On the other hand, imagine yourself as the olive tree. This means you’ll be well tended and overbear fruit for your husbandman.

Another promise comes, ‘seeing the good of Jerusalem all your days’. Since an olive tree lives for millennia, the blessing states it (you) would see the goodness in the land of the living for a LONG time. The goodness wouldn’t run out, so it is limited to your experience of seeing it.

And the last promise states ‘may you see your children’s children!’ Else where, we are told that we are to see our great grand children (our fourth generation)… And not only will that happen, but each of your children as well will taste the same longevity. You won’t bury any of your children. They’ll live a full life. God will fulfill both the number of their days and yours!

Believe it and you’ll have it!

From this analysis, I realise that every time I read this portion of God’s word, that His standard for me (for us) is LONGEVITY. That’s what the olive tree is all about!

Living for 4000 years is as well possible for us. Remember we are not just bodies but spirits. If you doubt so, then how come you still talk or hear about Abraham who lived 4000 years ago. We speak of Him, and his attempted murder of his son without the illusion of time, like it happened sometime in 1800!

God means to say He can do mighty works through us that can be talked about thousands of years even after we are gone. David understood this mystery and confessed it over himself again here;

“Psalms 52:8-9 But I [am] like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done [it]: and I will wait on thy name; for [it is] good before thy saints.”

May you understand today that long life is yours. It’s your birthright! It is not about you however to bring it to pass. Yours is only to believe what God said He would for you.

Lastly, the olive tree grows largely around the Mediterranean sea. They also grew along River Jordan. This reminds us about Psalm 1:3, that says, He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

The aspect of prosperity pops up again. But the prosperity seems to be influenced by the water. It’s mentioned often that water is life. And John 1:4 says in Him (God’s word) was life and the life was the light of men (the sunlight you need as an Olive tree)

Long life is yours. You’re an olive tree…

Long life is yours. You’re an olive tree.

May you remember this on every birthday you celebrate!

Psalms 91:16 “With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

The Planting of the Lord

Isaiah 61:3b …That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.

The Lord can’t plant and it dies as a seedling. It matures and flourishes green. Its blades abiding always.

The Lord can’t plant and it fails to bring forth fruit. It flowers and buds and drops all manner of fruit round about. The birds come to feed from it.

The Lord can’t plant and it remains small or static. It rises far above the earth, becoming home to many creatures. They that see, see and fear! A mighty tree it is, they say, mighty as a mountain! It can’t be moved!

Jeremiah 32:41 Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will PLANT them in this land assuredly and in truth with My whole heart and with My whole being.

The Lord can’t plant, and it doesn’t reproduce. Its seeds flow by the wind to reproduce the same kind in a million places.

The Lord can’t plant and it doesn’t multiply. He tends it, cutting off unfruitful branches. Mulching it and pruning. Providing shade and water where necessary.

The Lord can’t plant and it dies of disease! He watches over it to protect it from all evil. His seed alone is pure, having no corruption of pests or epidermic. When they attack, it’s them that die instead.

Isaiah 60:21 Also your people [shall] all [be] righteous; They shall inherit the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.

The Lord can’t plant and the winds bring down. He can’t plant and the rains throw down. He’s the Lord of them also, they favor His planting! The tree isn’t moved or afraid!

The Lord can’t plant and another boast of it! No! His garden, His tree! Every tree is by a river of waters. He can’t plant and it withers! It is ever green. It is ever prospering! It is forever blessed.

The Lord can’t plant and it fears heat or drought! In fact, it doesn’t see it when it comes. It is never anxious all year and will not cease to bear fruit!

That plant is you!

Even sleep obeys Him

The Bible says, God gives those who He loves sleep. Many times, I run to bed on a threat, that sleep would influence me longer to stay in, when I have to awake and rouse myself unto God, say in prayer or in reading the Word.

To my disappointment, that wasn’t so.

You see He said He would work in us, both to will and to do all for His good pleasure. Meaning when we awake, it’s Him waking in us and us, to rise and pray (not necessarily in the midnight hour or 3 a.m) but whenever He requires it of us.

Let me just go straight to the point.

If indeed God gives those who He loves sleep, His Spirit made it clear to me, that He is in position as well, to take that sleep away when He wants to talk to us with our consciousness active. [Sometimes it is weird to talk to someone on phone for long when they don’t say back a word. It becomes a monologue.]

If one insists on sleep, like I have sometimes, I have seen Him take it away again later. “It’s time to pray…”

Even if rebellion might have an upper hand, it’s something else to see sleep take a shape of a ghost and stand far up off your bed and say, “Hey man, obey Master. Even I can’t disobey Him. The winds obeyed Him. I risk myself if I defy!”

Whether in anger or exasperation, God wins. (Isn’t He full of humor!) I kick the blanket off or sometimes, I find that He has already rolled it off me, honorably, as He stands by the bed post awaiting my awakening…

Funny guy!

Vision

I know people, and maybe you too as well know some—perhaps family or friends. Who don’t just seem but are stuck in life. People who’ve gone to good schools but haven’t got jobs in decades. Soon they give up! Some clock 40; still living in their parents’ houses. Though such continue to live, there’s an unseen perishing that’s going on underneath.

I’ve realised that it’s no witchcraft. It’s no curse. These people carry a sickness; a blindness! And like most blind people, they can’t see! They lack vision.

Most blind men can have their way around if someone helps guide them. That’s the category that can’t see at all. These need a miracle, to firstly perceive how color blue looks like. To see how trees look like, and appreciate all creation.

Most of the world falls in this next category; These are those who can see the seen but can’t see the unseen! The Israelites while leaving Egypt could see all around, but many didn’t know where they were going! And so God Himself had to lead them by pillars of fire and cloud.

Their being able to see the seen but not the unseen, made them wish to go back to slavery beyond a sea they had crossed when they ate a specific meal for years while in the desert!

Even when they neared the entry of the promised land, still many could only see the seen. God (yes, as in Almighty God) had told them He’d given them this land. But when 12 spies were sent to scout, 10 of them saw the giants in the land and feared. 2 of them, of course, saw them as well, but saw the fruit, bounty and God in His faithfulness!

What faithfulness? That He wasn’t a man that He’d lie, that He who had drowned their Egyptian enemies in the sea, could surely deal with these giants, and if indeed He had said He’d given them this land, then it was as good as done! The other 10 didn’t see nor believe it. As result, they didn’t live long enough to enter the land to taste of its milk and honey

What’s the problem with all these! The first blindness makes movement very hard. I imagine as the Israelites rushed to cross the sea, and yet had a blind man. He would have easily got trampled on as men rushed. And if others helped, maybe he would have dragged them or slowed them down.

Self pity settles in of how he feels like a burden, and so he’d as well have stayed in the divide, and wish the water of the sea called Red overflowed him and killed him. Men with such blindness think they are not loved. They look forward to handouts all the time. They tend to be an inconvenience to those around them, especially if other men see they are not willing to see. Some like the attention. But they’d be forgotten when men cross the sea.

To see, one has to be willing to see first. One has to see themselves seeing before they can see. If a man is lame, they have to see (imagine) themselves walking first, before they can walk. That then would be the eye of their spirit influencing the eye of their body which would provoke the possibility of walking. They are forced to see the unseen in order to stir and change the seen.

No wonder God kept calling Abraham a father (the unseen), even when Abraham saw no possibility of having child, let alone Sarah who was past due the childbearing age.

The type of blindness where one can’t see a thing can be healed by a guide who could describe what seeing is to the blind until the blind receives the hunger to see.

It is easier with someone who once saw but lost their sight along the way. It is easier to make such a one grunt to see again! Regardless, both these need to see themselves seeing first (or seeing again for the second example) in order to gain their sight.

The second type of blindness is somewhat broader. Though many of us have been seeing the seen, we didn’t see many ‘unseens’. All of us needed a guide to show us where to go. Growing up, our parents saw for us. Keeping us away from fires, and dangerous things.

They knew that we needed to acquire an education. Unfortunately, all of them reach a point where they can no longer see for us and let us make our own choices. Like what career we’d like to pursue, what spouse to have etc.

Many of us, as well, are Ishmaels to help Hagars see hidden wells. To help our mothers and fathers see. To help our friends and siblings to see. Being who we are will cause an impartation, an awakening for them to have a glimpse of heaven, a facade of God—yes even if it’s just His back they’ll see, it’s enough to stir an unquenchable thirst for them to pant for Him the rest of their days.

We are Jacobs as well. We lead sheep to drink as they behold spotted almond trees, causing the sheep to conceive lambs looking exactly what they saw. Meaning, we enable men to see health or wealth, and in turn begin to manufacture the same, or live in a world where these two are constants to them!

In one way or another, you can see how your ability of wisdom or knowledge will influence the receiving of sight of many thousands! A knowledgeable person imparts recovery of sight just like an optics personnel.

A friend of mine called Anne woke up last week and felt uncomfortable about her one year old child. She prayed in the Spirit all day long over her child, and as she walked in the evening, she found her child at the edge of their home stairs (which have no railing) at a height of two metres off the ground.

The baby was an inch away from falling from up thither, but she was saved. Anne was able to see the unseen and all circumstances (yes the universe), worked hand in hand to ensure that she was there to stop an accident that could have changed both her child’s future and her as a parent.

Finding the child in danger was the uncomfortable feeling she had received early in the morning! It was a kind of seeing; a warning sign by her unseen eye!

Isn’t it wonderful to see the unseen!

Let’s talk about optics personnel, the eye specialists for a moment.

Opticians are technicians trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. They use prescriptions supplied by ophthalmologists or optometrists, but do not test vision or write prescriptions for visual correction. Opticians are not permitted to diagnose or treat eye diseases.

If the Israelites were the blind, Aaron the priest, would be an optician.

Optometrist are healthcare professionals who provide primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes. An optometrist is not a medical doctor.

Here, I’d place Moses

Opthalmologist is an — Eye M.D. — is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. As a medical doctor who has completed college and at least eight years of additional medical training, an ophthalmologist is licensed to practice medicine and surgery.

Here, I’d place God, considering His many years of working experience. He made Abraham see Him as he worshipped the moon. He made Moses see Him in a bush that burnt! He made Saul see, firstly by having made him not see. In the same way, God seeks to give not only eye vision to a billion others; but life vision, business visions, purpose visions, global visions to men.

The problem with man’s created vision, it doesn’t last or resound eternally. God can open your eyes to important unseens of your life, like He did for Joseph. He was only a boy when he saw his family bowing to him represented by the stars of heaven.

It was indirect, that he’d save them in the future. Howbeit, though it seemed to be about his family alone, it ended up being a vision that brought with it the saving of nations and tribes. God-given visions are glocal.

Both saving our local families, and global civilizations. This is because when God thinks of you, He thinks of nations. Before you were formed in your mother’s womb, He had nations in mind, and if you’re not convinced that He has imprinted visions in your heart, then perhaps you have a small vision you created yourself.

A vision given by God outlives us. Many men set a vision to get married. Once they achieve it, they are back to square one. They were as though trying to prove a point, and in many cases, the sense of purpose is drained if that is what they thought the big vision was.

Suddenly it feels not enough, like one was made for more. God’s visions take years in play and they need total dependency on Him. If you can achieve them by yourself, it is probable that He didn’t ordain them. Look at Daniel’s. His visions were about kingdoms and regimes.

He got to know of which empires would come after which. He got to know which would overthrow which. His very interpretation of those that other Kings had, caused Him to get promoted into new offices in the executive parliaments back then. All because He depended on the ultimate opthalmologist called God who gave Him access to the unseen things of the future, so that it would not be a mystery!

This is the vision God desires to give you. One that shows you all things in between and the end (like John saw). God desires (not to just give you but) that you come to the realization of whichever visions He has for you;

He desires to make you all categories of eye specialists (3 in 1), an optician to Hagars that can’t see blurry wells nearby, an optometrist to sheep and men that need to see and create their miracles, and an opthalmologist who carries out surgeries on those that can see, to give them visions of the far unseens…like Joseph and Daniel.

In all this, notice that the highest degree of eye specialist comes with increased knowledge about the eye. This comes by increased knowing of God, through His word, and spending extra time with Him, like all intimate couples do!

I pray that as I have spoken by the tongue of the learned what He wakened me to hear, that His Spirit that He anointed me with, fulfills His promise of releasing the captives, delivering those who are oppressed, downtrodden & recovering sight to the blind, freeing them as captives from whatever bondages that held them before.

Proverbs 29:18a Where [there is] no vision, the people perish….(KJV)

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]–blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he. (NKJV)

In this His Word, we get to see another spanner thrown in the works (which I’d hinted on already). The latter version adds ‘redemptive revelation of God’. The first version seems to say mere blindness causes men to perish. The latter seems to be stating, that mere vision isn’t sufficient. How & why you see is also important. The purpose of the vision is equally significant.

We have people who see, some seeking on how to do good and others how to do evil. (Why do you see?) We see that God completes the visions He gave men as well. Joseph did not only interprete the vision by dream of Pharaoh but also gave a solution to the devastation that came with it.

Daniel not only received Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, but also interpreted it. Some of us are already seeing the unseen yes, but for what? To what end? Like Anne we have to be able to know what to do next thereafter, so that we stay or do the right things that will ensure the fulfilling of whatever good the vision meant to bring or the cancelling of it in case it had an evil end

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand)

To call means to rouse or awaken. To awake means to be conscious, to stop sleeping, to bring into action or to stimulate oneself!

God is saying, only when we are conscious unto Him, only when we’ve roused ourselves unto Him and brought into action ourselves to Him, shall He SHOW us (visions of ) great and mighty things we knew nothing about!

Those who are awake unto Him constantly, are those that have continual visions, and therefore can’t perish!

No wonder, there’s a reason why the four creatures that surround the throne of God, and worship Him day & night, are made up of eyes…

As I have, I give to thee… Be elevated in your vision.

Realm of More

My fingers tinker. They tinker up and down my leg. They once witnessed my mind have a vision, where they played a piano. I think they are putting a demand, on what they saw. A demand to play for you.

They want to get dirty and paint another art piece. Make another card. Write another poem for you. Another ballad about you. Another symphony for you.

My ears itch. They itch to hear another promise from you. Another oath for you, another story from you, anything more from you.

My legs twitch. They twitch to dance another tune for you. Another beat for you. Another praise for you.

My ears awake. They awake to see another dimension of you. Another facet of you. Another side of you. Even when they close to sleep at night, they hand over sight to the mind. To see you again … in a dream; A dream about you.

O Father. O Lord of all the earth. O ye the epitome of love. You have cast a spell on me. A spell to love no other. A spell to want no other. And yearn for more of you, every increasing hour.

My heart beats. It beats by you. In you it beats and pounds and has its being. Words can’t fully express how I revere you. You know my heart God, and out of its abundance I write.

That a realm called more is where I live now. Having all that concerns me revolving around seeing you more, hearing you more, singing for you more, writing for you and about you more, dancing for you more, breathing you more and living for you more!

To the Mountains

Pray! Pray for the government, for all things rise and fall on leadership. Many peculiar questions are going unanswered including the national finance expenditures. O, we need to pray for the mountain of economics as well; We won’t become enslaved—no! Gratefully, many people have still been able to afford food in homes and cable TV or personal data.

That brings us to pray for something else. Pray! Pray for the mountain of media. As something has startled the progress of local schools many children, millions of them are back at home decaying away due to the sleeping of the mountain of education partially. (O that they may be taught of the Lord)

Beyond the news networks showing wars, our siblings and wives and daughters and sons and cousins are watching TV shows that are manufactured by the mountain of entertainment; TV shows that encourage both falling in love with a man, or woman but divorce as well.

Sadly their idea of marriage is now getting derailed, marred and blurry. And then they don’t see the repercussion coming years later, where the children of those people in the movies have three parents; their biologicals and steps, and it gets so complicated further, leading us to engage in prayer as well for the mountain of family

And who knows what those new parents believe. This could determine what the children believe. No one could teach them in THE WAY which when they grow they would not depart! It ends us back to praying for the mountain of religion. That beyond denominations and boundaries and atheisms, we find God. Or that God finds us first, as He most often does.

And that His mountain comes like a stone, and sit above all these. Growing vast to consume all of them so that He is the start for every other mountain. And that every mountain becomes about Him and Him. From the government, to the economics, to the entertainment, to the media, to the family, and to belief!

Let’s take to subduing and threshing these mountains. Let’s take to overthrowing the influencers upon these. Let’s take to incising the knees into the floor, and we will win!

Agape

I shot bolt upright on my bed after a pleasant dream. It was 3:01 am when I checked the time. In the dream, I was carrying a baby I knew.

The baby’s mother had just handed him over to me, when as my right hand touched his smooth buttocks, something warm bulged and filled the diapers.

I straight away knew that the child had pooped. And the mother happily took him back and wiped his behind as she placed fresh diapers on the baby as the baby giggled and played not mindful of the mess it had done.

The mother of the baby disappeared, and instead it was God playing with the baby both on its clean times and ‘dirty’ times. Then I heard God say,

“Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, you who have been borne by Me from your birth, carried from the womb: Even to your old age I am He, and even to hair white with age will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry and will save you. (Isaiah 46:3-4)”

He continued to say,

“When a mother has a child, she is never worried about how many times the child will get dirty. She’ll clean him or her right from the diaper messing, to when the child is four and returns to the house after playing in the mud.”

“In the same way, I clean you. It’s never been a burden. It’s a cost that comes with every child. But if every mother considered the dirt their children would bring, then they would cast out their wombs to avoid carrying child. But that’s all temporary.”

“At one moment, the child grows, and understands what is dirt. He’s mature enough not to wet himself but to run to the toilet and ease. This dirt is sin. It’s like easing yourself. It comes with the child. It comes with every being.”

“If you think I’ll hate you for easing yourself, then you’re nuts. It is like saying I’ll punish you for breathing. When you were still a child, no parent counts the number of times they changed your diapers! It must have been a thousand. I neither don’t count how many times I have to clean you, and change your diapers. If a parent knows how many exact times they changed their child’s diapers while it was still a babe, then I myself would like to meet them.”

“I enjoy doing it as you giggle for me. I enjoy seeing you play and having joy. I enjoy washing you. Applying powder and all. I had you from my womb, and so I’ll bear cleaning you, until you’re old enough to use the toilet. Until you’re old enough to stay away from unintentionally dirting yourself. Until you’re old enough to make a handsome prince, or a beautiful queen.”

“This is my love. I made you, and I’ll bear. Every mess of a sin. I wiped it all as you damaged your diapers. But take note that I never counted the times you did the damage. What’s the use! It is well. Don’t be condemned. Have a clear conscience. Even I recall changing your diapers, but I can’t recall what color of poo mess you made any day. I can’t remember at all.”

“And also, I don’t see any child remember how their mother (or father) wiped them as a baby…”

“Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”

God has decided to have selective amnesia by forgetting all your sin; past, present and future…just like a parent knows a baby will mess their diapers again. Like the mother in the story above, (though we humans sometime sigh at the umpteenth time of diaper changing), God never grows weary of cleaning you.

No child as well remembers when and how their parent cleaned them. If God Himself says He won’t remember the times we messed up, who are we then to remind Him of those times. We are not the first babies He has had. We are not the last either. He’s been in this diaper-changing thing for years!

Some siblings of ours (like David, Paul) did such bad poo, and yet He loved them ever unconditionally and cleaned them, yet He never scolded them at once for their messing. You’ve never killed a person & you think you’ve done worse poo than them! Come’ on!

Rise up child. It won’t be the last time you mess the diapers. God’s love far outweighs the messing. He’ll continue wiping and forgetting. You too shall forget what you’ve messed as well! Are your diapers heavy? Come, He won’t only give you new diapers, but rest as well!

This is the love of God.

(Having 6 days to my birthday, what a timely message for a baby🤗)

Salt & Fire

“Biggie,” called Sam enthusiastically onetime as we shared last year, “Did you know that the longer stew stays on fire, the more tasty it gets?”

“How do you mean?” I asked back.

“Well, in food nutrition classes, I have learnt over the years, that the salt placed in the stew, gets more evenly spread throughout the content of the pan, piercing even into the very fibres of the meat itself, if the stew is for meat! In most cases, the saltiness remains in the soup alone.”

“Where are you going with this?” I asked.

He said, “You know how the bible says we are the salt of the earth?”

“Yeah…?” I replied with a squint and a look as if I know where he was going with this…

“If indeed we are the salt, we need the fire of testing, and affliction as Christians, to be able to amplify our effect in the earth stew. Just like gold goes through the fire to get rid of impurities and purify it, the same happens when we are subject to fire!”

(Of course not literally, but by trials as already explained)

This surely made sense as it was being told me by a brother who was a food scientist. We as Christians may not enjoy the trials, but they come to prove the word God’s told us.

In the end we are made more sharper, piercing through the meat of man in the soup called earth, and we are able to reach their bodies with healing of whichever disease they bear or their souls and spirits to season them, and make them tasty enough for the eater (the maker of the earth) when He comes to ‘eat’… (Of course, figuratively as well)

Salt as well preserves food on the other hand from rotting or getting bad. Applying the fire theory, this places us in a position to permeate other souls to protect them from rotting away to their demise through their pleasures.

The Lord wills for us to go through the fire, so that we can be more effective preservatives for the thousand others who haven’t fully known Him yet!

James 1:2-4 Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.

John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]