You Will Not Be Put To Shame

Beloved of God,

Countless times and in countless circumstances, those who have put their trust in God have never been ashamed. Although adversity will come, you will be triumphant because your trust is not in man but in God’s Word. Yes, challenges may come from everywhere but the Bible says that He will give His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways (Psalm 91:9-12).

The Lord… is a shield for all who take refuge in him – Psalm 18:30. No matter what, never give up! God never has on us.

Everything is going to be alright, maybe not today, but eventually. So be strong, for it may be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever. For every person hating you, God has someone who is cheering you on – be encouraged!! So laugh more, gripe less, ignore your critics, expect sudden surprises and answers to prayers.

No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, you can still turn. God doesn’t want you to be put to shame. So open your heart and invite God into every circumstance because when God enters the scene, miracles happen.

Remain blessed!

In His Grip,
Ali Papa.

He Knows Every Need

Dearly Beloved,

Financial trouble may be the story on the nightly news, but it does not have to be your story!

I want your faith to grow in the truth that God is your Provider! God’s blessing in your life will bring supernatural provision! When others say it’s not possible, when the economy is failing, when it seems success is out of reach – some way, some how, God your Provider will make a way! You are redeemed from the curse. Lack and insufficiency have no place in your life!

Allow God to carry this load you bare. Let him help you, for everything will work out right. Learn to trust and depend on Him, He won’t let you down. He’ll keep you strong, and plant your feet on solid ground!

If you can hold on to that Name that is above every other Name this day, if only you have the faith to believe, to trust, and to call Him, then every knee shall bow, your challenges will go, those mountains will crumble.

That suffering is unnecessary. God not only sees where you are, He sees where you can be. He is at work in your life right now. He is directing your steps. What you thought was a setback is going to turn out to be a setup.

So I encourage you to take your mind away from fear today, it’s not in your nature to fear, that “suffer-head”, that suffering, is unnecessary.

God has not given you the spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and a sound mind. That “suffer-head”, that suffering, is unnecessary.

You don’t need to worry or be afraid for your future – His thoughts toward you are thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jer. 29:11). That “suffer-head”, that suffering, is unnecessary.

You don’t need to be afraid at night for a thousand shall fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand but it shall not come near you (Ps. 91:7). That “suffer-head”, that suffering, is unnecessary.

You don’t need to bother about your needs – the Lord is your shepherd, you shall not want (Ps. 23:1).

You don’t need to worry about your supplies – all things are yours (1 Cor. 3:21) and God shall and will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19).

God has handled everything that concerns you to perfection; that “suffer-head”, that suffering, is unnecessary. Don’t ever forget that God is not limited by your paycheck. He is not limited to your bank account. He is not limited by the nation’s economy. He will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory!

Rest well today knowing that God has you in the palm of His hand. He knows every need, every struggle and every desire. He has it all figured out…He’s a supernatural God.

I declare over you the blessing of God to come upon you, your family and your relatives. No stopping it, no holding it back. I agree with you for the abundance, for every need to be met, for your body to be whole, for the power of the Holy Ghost to come upon you like never before, for the anointing to rise up in you that you might do what He is calling you personally and corporately to do. Amen.

Shalom,
Ali Papa.

Stay The Course (9)

Beloved of God,

As a spiritual man, the presence of God, the anointing, the Word of God is what changes things for you. One encounter can change a man and move him 10 years ahead. One encounter can position us and makes us to bear fruits more than we have ever done before.

As you read in between the lines of this message, you are going to be thought the Word of God. There is going to be an empowerment and impartation. Every instruction that the Spirit of God is going to give to us is in your interest.

There are those who are slow to catch up with instructions so they watch when they see others celebrating. Never let the anointing become so common. Don’t get familiar in a negative way. Don’t get familiar with God, with a man of God and with the Word. God is here! ¶¶Matthew 18:20 (KJV) says, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them”.

As Christians, we should always expect the supernatural. We should always expect positioning, we should always expect a miracle. It’s good to pray. Spend time to pray. As you do, pray with passion. Pray from your heart. That’s the one God hears. God wants us to be in agreement with Him. We want to establish here on earth what he has already ordained. ¶¶Matthew 6:10 (KJV) says, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”.

God always have His people to pray to bring his Kingdom to stay in a falling world. You are the one in charge of the city where you are right now. If things go bad, businesses will suffer, the faith of men will fall them and we don’t want that to happen.

¶¶Habakkuk 3:2 (KJV) says, “O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy”.

Revival is a stirring up. Revival is a reawakening. Situations will arise and people will come to you crying that they want to know the Word of God.

Singing…
GREAT IS THE LORD, AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED, IN THE CITY OF OUR GOD, IN THE MOUNTAIN OF HIS HOLINESS. BEAUTIFUL IN ELEVATION, THE JOY OF THE WHOLE EARTH, IS MOUNT ZION, ON THE SIDES OF THE NORTH, THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING. IS MOUNT ZION, ON THE SIDES OF THE NORTH, THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING.

Jesus said in ¶¶Luke 12:48 (KJV), “But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more”.

If God has given you more, He expects more from you. There are many around the world who do not have the opportunity to serve Him the way we do but they do so much more than we do. That should challenge you!

Don’t get too familiar with what you have. You must take your ministry seriously. Things have changed! The devil fears people that listen to the Holy Spirit. He knows he can no longer do anything to them. Satan prefers and like stubborn Christians who rebel against God. There are some leaders when they talk you will still see some carnality in them. You must never have a reservoir of carnality in you. There are friends you shouldn’t be keeping from the level you are now. A friend that is always causing you to talk wrongly and gossip about your Pastors or the church should be avoided. That somebody rushing to collect the Pastors bag doesn’t mean he is doing it with a sincere heart. Only God knows the one who does eye service, you and I can’t know.

When you are constantly moving because the Holy Spirit is telling you to do so, you will become dangerous to Satan. You can’t meet me on the same level at any point in time. I “Port” consistently as the spirit of God leads me. I’m not the one I used to be. I am changed man! I’m a Spirit in motion. Nothing can stop me. Hallelujah!

When we got born again, our walk with God is a walk of faith. ¶¶Hebrews 11:1-2 (KJV) says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report”.

The Bible also told us many times that ¶¶”the just shall live by faith” – Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11 and Hebrews 10:38.

The life we live is a life of faith. You might sing and say you are the seed of Abraham, if you do not walk in the same principles as Abraham did, you will not get the same result. When God called Abraham he obeyed without knowing where he was going.

Saul ended up badly because he couldn’t trust God. ¶¶1 Chronicles 10:13-14 (KJV) says, “So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it; 14 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse”.

If you are like Judas, you will end up how he ended up. ¶¶Matthew 27:3-5 (KJV) says, “Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. 5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself”.

If you are like Hananiah , you will end up how he ended up. ¶¶Jeremiah 28:15-17 (KJV) says, “Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie. 16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD. 17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month”.

Esau sought due repentance carefully and tearfully and he couldn’t find it.

That was because Esau was profane. He had no regard for sacred things. He sold his birthright for a plate of porridge. Esau cried but he couldn’t find repentance. ¶¶Hebrews 12:16-17 (NLT) says, “16 Make sure that no one is immoral or godless like Esau. He traded his birthright as the oldest son for a single meal. 17 And afterward, when he wanted his father’s blessing, he was rejected. It was too late for repentance, even though he wept bitter tears”.

Today, God calls Himself the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Esau.

Philippians 3:17-19 AMP says, “Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set for you. For there are many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, who walk (live) as enemies of the cross of Christ (the Anointed One). They are doomed and their fate is eternal misery (perdition); their god is their stomach (their appetites, their sensuality) and they glory in their shame, siding with earthly things and being of their party”.

The Living Bible Translation of ¶¶Philippians 3:17-19 (TLB) says, “17 Dear brothers, pattern your lives after mine, and notice who else lives up to my example. 18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again now with tears in my eyes, there are many who walk along the Christian road who are really enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their future is eternal loss, for their god is their appetite: they are proud of what they should be ashamed of; and all they think about is this life here on earth”.

You can see Christ in the Word, in the Pastors and Deacons but if you can’t see it in the life of a Deacon, mark that person because they are following the wrong pattern. Everything they are involved with is everything that is against the Word. They are enemies of the cross of Christ. What they worship is what will satisfy them. Their god is their belly.

¶¶Philippians 3:20 (TLB) says, “But our homeland is in heaven, where our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, is; and we are looking forward to his return from there”.

Let’s look at Abraham. ¶¶Hebrews 11:8 (KJV) says,” By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went”.

This is faith at walk! Through faith, Abraham looked for a city. The Amplified Version of ¶¶Hebrews 11:8 (AMP) says, “[Urged on] by faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went forth to a place which he was destined to receive as an inheritance; and he went, although he did not know or trouble his mind about where he was to go”.

If you don’t know how to walk with God by faith, you will never inherit the blessing. You must learn to obey without asking God how and why? Abraham left his father’s house and started dwelling in caves. He kept going without God showing him where he was going. Abraham is the Father of faith and you are His seed.

When you came to Christ you are His purchased possession. You don’t start your car in the morning and the car will tell you I am not driving you out today. Your shoe doesn’t tell you when your should wear it. You bought it and you decide how and where you use it. The car was designed to obey you. That’s what happened to you when toy came to Christ. You are His purchased possession. Faith will trust and follow. Abraham trusted and followed.

From caves Abraham became wealthy and had over 300 servants. The chief of them was Elierzer of Damascus. In Genesis 15:2 (KJV), “And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?”

The same Abraham became Abram of the Most High. ¶¶Genesis 14:19 (KJV) says, “And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:”

Abraham had soldiers born in His house. He never lost any war. It pays to obey and to walk by faith. Rate where you are now and see if you have grown spiritually.

¶¶Galatians 6:8 (KJV) says, “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting”.

Where are you now spiritually? Have you grown? One of the signs of growth and maturity is what comes out of your mouth. You are more useful to God when you grow.

A child doesn’t become useful in helping their mum cut vegetable except when they have grown. A child becomes more useful to you when they have grown. That’s what happens when you grow spiritually. If you don’t grow you’ll become a burden to God spiritually.

¶¶Hebrews 5:10-14 (KJV) says, “10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. 11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”.

The Amplified Version of ¶¶Hebrews 5:10-14 AMP says, “Being designated and recognized and saluted by God as High Priest after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek. 11 Concerning this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull in your [spiritual] hearing and sluggish [even slothful in achieving spiritual insight]. 12 For even though by this time you ought to be teaching others, you actually need someone to teach you over again the very first principles of God’s Word. You have come to need milk, not solid food. 13 For everyone who continues to feed on milk is obviously inexperienced and unskilled in the doctrine of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action), for he is a mere infant [not able to talk yet]! 14But solid food is for full-grown men, for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law”.

That counsel you are been given, you should be able to discriminate. You should be able to know when the devil is giving you a bad counsel. David was provoked by the devil to number Israel. ¶¶1 Chronicles 21:1-2 (KJV) says, “1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. 2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beer-sheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it”.

The death angel came as a result and people started dying until David offered a sacrifice. A GOOD IDEA IS NOT ALWAYS A GOD IDEA.

1 Chronicles 21:7, 14-15, 26-27 (KJV) says, “7 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel. 14 So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men. 15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. 26 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering. 27 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof”.

In another instance, David transported the ark of God in a way that wasn’t in line with God’s plan that led to the death Uzzah. ¶¶2 Samuel 6:3, 6-7 (KJV) says, “3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart. 6 And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. 7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God”.

The same ark that caused the death of Uzzah was a blessing to Obed-edom because he was asked to carry it to his house. ¶¶2 Samuel 6:10-12 (KJV) says, “10 So David would not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. 11 And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obed-edom, and all his household. 12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with gladness”.

Moses lost his ministry because of anger by striking the rock instead of talking to it. He already did that once and he wasn’t supposed to do that the second time. The time to smite the rock was in ¶¶Exodus 17:6 (KJV). It says, “Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel”.
The time to talk to the rock which is Christ was in ¶¶Numbers 20:8-12 (ESV). God said to him, 8 “Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their eyes to yield its water. So you shall bring water out of the rock for them and give drink to the congregation and their cattle.” 9 And Moses took the staff from before the LORD, as he commanded him. 10 Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels: shall we bring water for you out of this rock?” 11 And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his staff twice, and water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock. 12 And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe in me, to uphold me as holy in the eyes of the people of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land that I have given them.”

Instruction is our life! Learn to follow instructions. ¶¶Hebrews 6:1 (AMP) says, “THEREFORE LET us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ (the Messiah), advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. Let us not again be laying the foundation of repentance and abandonment of dead works (dead formalism) and of the faith [by which you turned] to God”

Say this …
I refuse to be stagnated
I’m a spirit in motion
I refuse to be stagnated in one place in the doctrine of Jesus Christ

What you are doing is cooperating with the Spirit. There is a reason a matured man is called a matured man. He speaks wisdom. He takes responsibility. He is a problem solver. There is perfection that pertains to spiritual maturity.

When you grow unto maturity, you give without caring what others think. You are not moved when others think that your giving is a waste. There is a way matured people talk. There is a way you should talk.

There are words of endearment that should come out of you as a leader. ¶¶Hebrews 12:4-7 (AMP) says, “You have not yet struggled and fought agonizingly against sin, nor have you yet resisted and withstood to the point of pouring out your [own] blood. 5 And have you [completely] forgotten the divine word of appeal and encouragement in which you are reasoned with and addressed as sons? My son, do not think lightly or scorn to submit to the correction and discipline of the Lord, nor lose courage and give up and faint when you are reproved or corrected by Him; 6 For the Lord corrects and disciplines everyone whom He loves, and He punishes, even scourges, every son whom He accepts and welcomes to His heart and cherishes. 7 You must submit to and endure [correction] for discipline; God is dealing with you as with sons. For what son is there whom his father does not [thus] train and correct and discipline?”

¶¶Hebrews 12:8 (AMP) says, “Now if you are exempt from correction and left without discipline in which all [of God’s children] share, then you are illegitimate offspring and not true sons [at all]”.

I’m not a bastard. Bastards are vulnerable because they don’t have spiritual father’s. Your Pastor is your father and that’s why you should be successful and be making progress.

¶¶Hebrews 12:9 (AMP) says, “Moreover, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we yielded [to them] and respected [them for training us]. Shall we not much more cheerfully submit to the Father of spirits and so [truly] live?”

IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU DIDN’T LEARN AT HOME AND IN SCHOOL, IF YOU FAIL TO LEARN IT IN CHURCH YOU HAVE MISSED IT FOR LIFE.

¶¶Hebrews 12:10-11 (AMP) says, “10 For [our earthly fathers] disciplined us for only a short period of time and chastised us as seemed proper and good to them; but He disciplines us for our certain good, that we may become sharers in His own holiness. 11 For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it [a harvest of fruit which consists in righteousness—in conformity to God’s will in purpose, thought, and action, resulting in right living and right standing with God]”.

Every discipline will eventually yield the right kind of fruit. Training and discipline is what characterizes a soldier. As a soldier you don’t entangle yourself with civilian affairs. ¶¶2 Timothy 2:4 (MSG) says, “A soldier on duty doesn’t get caught up in making deals at the marketplace. He concentrates on carrying out orders”.

¶¶1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (AMP) says, “24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours. 25 Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither. 26 Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary. 27 But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit]”.

The Living Bible Translation of ¶¶1 Corinthians 9:26-27 (TLB) says, “26 So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I fight to win. I’m not just shadow-boxing or playing around. 27 Like an athlete I punish my body, treating it roughly, training it to do what it should, not what it wants to. Otherwise I fear that after enlisting others for the race, I myself might be declared unfit and ordered to stand aside”.

What have you done with your Deaconery? How many souls have you won? Somebody says he must win souls so as not to stay in a boys quarter in heaven.

Solomon was a son of adoption. He was disciplined by his father and only get comforted by his mother. He said in ¶¶Proverbs 4:1-3 (KJV), “Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. 2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. 3 For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother”.

Solomon was a man that takes to instructions. He was different from His other brothers. He said in ¶¶Proverbs 4:4-13 (KJV), “4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. 5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. 9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. 10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. 11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. 12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. 13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life”.

Take hold of instructions, it is your life. Solomon had two brothers, Absalom and Adonijah. They died because they were spoilt and didn’t know what Solomon knew. Why should a christian leader have a deviant behaviour? Why are you the only person that thinks you know more than your Pastor?

Win souls, preach the gospel. Keep away malice. Corporate with each other in your cell and in your church. If you are the one member your leader is always careful about then you should go and pray. If you say to others that you are the one that your Pastor doesn’t assign a task to because he knows you are not the type to be pushed around, then you are a “bastard”. Don’t be proud of it! You were born to be different. How did it enter into Absalom’s mind to rebel against his father and proclaimed himself king?

As a leader, you must know who you are. We have a unique mandate and message. A son doesn’t decide to walk out of church. Such people are bastards. A son in the house never goes out of the house because there are no options or alternatives for him.

Glory to God! Today, I have done my part of giving you instructions and the minds of God add led. God will hold you responsible for doing all that I have told you and shared with you. If you were asked to coordinate a Church don’t become another person there. It’s possible that you have not be trained but don’t become another person there. Ask the one that sent you to teach you what to do.

¶¶Philippians 2:13 (KJV) says, “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”.

Learn to train yourself by the spirit of God. Stop grumbling. Why is it that you can be so effective in your job but you are not as effective in church? You should be effective in both your job and in church.

¶¶3 John 1:2 (KJV) says “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”.

Every time you grow spiritually, everything that you need to pull through in what you are doing are provided and supplied abundantly by the Spirit of God.

Go ahead and gives him thanks.

As a good soldier endure hardness. ¶¶2 Timothy 2:3 (KJV) says,” Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ”. You have been set on fire. Your cell will not be the same again. Your family will not be the same again. Your church will not be the same again. Your city will not be the same again.

¶¶2 Timothy 4:1-2 (AMP), “I CHARGE [you] in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by (in the light of) His coming and His kingdom: 2 Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching”.

You must be a soul winner at all times and in every condition. Anything you do and everything you do should result in soul winning. You must be instant in and out of season. ¶¶ 2 Timothy 4:2 (KJV) says, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine”.

See men as souls not as trees. Personalize the vision, make it yours. Paul said in ¶¶1 Corinthians 9:16 (KJV), “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”

Say this..
I’m a soul winner.
I’m an uncommon soldier in the army of God.

The Spirit of God has equipped you and empowered you for another level. Go ahead and pray in the Holy Ghost because something is happening. It’s not like before! It’s not like before!

Hallelujah! A lot of things are been organised by the Holy Spirit for your future. Accept it for it’s in your best interest. What will give you a victorious life has already been given to you. For everyone that requires healing, that healing is yours. Don’t focus on whatever is wrong in your body, focus on God! ¶¶James 5:14 (KJV) says, “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord”.

It’s over! That sickness is destroyed from your body. Don’t ever let that come back.

When Moses laid his hand on Joshua, the Spirit of wisdom came upon him. I say lay hands upon you, you will never be the sane again. Never!

Open your mouth and prophesy now! The Spirit of God is upon you! Every struggle is over. It has happened! It has happened! It has happened! Glory! Glory!! Glory!!!

There are many things that the Spirit of God has removed you from, don’t go back there. There are many of you that need to go and apologise, go and do that now. Don’t waste time about it because it is what has been slowing you down.

Go ahead and give Him thanks!

God bless you!
Ali Papa.

Bad Marraige

Dear Singles,

After salvation, the most important choice you will need to make is who to marry. This choice is so important that if you miss it, you will suffer for long, if you get it right then you will enjoy forever. A bad marriage can affect every other area of your life.

This subject is so important, so many married people are hoping to be single again so as to make the right choice. If you are single please don’t just be in a hurry to get married, you have the best opportunity to prepare for it.

For two people to come together to live in peace and harmony, they must agree spiritually, mentally and physically.

Just like an elephant cannot marry an ant so also a believer cannot marry an unbeliever. If an elephant marries an ant how would they live, if a goat marries a fish where would they meet? You must look for a Godly man or a Godly woman to marry, nothing can beat this. The devil’s primary target is the family. He knows that everyone belongs to a family and if he can make two wrong people meet then he has succeeded affecting the community and nations negatively.

Ignore your age and the pressure for a moment, the pressure in a wrong marriage is far worse. God has somebody for you but you must set your priorities right. What do you need in a woman? What do you need in a man? Marriage is not about what you want, it is about who you need, that will make you better while you make him better. It is about destiny.

That is why you must know your purpose before you get married.

Genesis 2:18 (AMP) says, “Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him”.

You must pray before you choose. God knows the best person for you, it is only wise to seek His will.

It is very easy to know God’s will when sex is not involved. The moment sex is involved and you want to know His will then He will blank you out. Why? Because you have broken His first Law of NO SEX before marriage. If you have had sex in the past then you need to repent totally and stay away from each other for sometime then you can seek the face of God. Your marriage will not be hell on earth. Your
marriage will be honorable in the name of Jesus Christ.

Don’t marry for sex, don’t marry because you are of age, don’t marry because you are getting old, don’t marry because you are lonely, don’t marry because you need someone to support you financially, don’t marry because you mistakenly got pregnant, don’t marry because you don’t want to lose the person, don’t marry because of family pressures, don’t marry because you like the idea of marriage and admire every wedding gown you see, don’t marry because all your friends are getting married. But get married because you want to fulfill destiny.

Get married because you want to be a help mate. As a man, get married because you want to fulfill your purpose. God will help you in choosing, please let His will be done. Amen! Forward to the singles you love.

God bless you!
Ali Papa.

Stay The Course (8)

Holy Saints,

You must understand that the spiritual realm is greater than the physical realm. This is because the SPIRITUAL REALM GAVE BIRTH TO THE PHYSICAL.

Today, many people are afraid because they give so much attention to the physical realm than the spiritual realm. Worst still is that there are those who doesn’t even know that the spiritual realm exists. There are those who are in church, they hear the Word but they are distracted because they are not giving their attentions to the right things.

If you will consistently go to the Word and allow the Word of God to build you up, you will grow. IF YOU CAN PUT HIS WORD TO PRACTICE IN YOUR LIFE YOU WILL NEVER FAIL.

As a Christian, your spiritual man has to be trained, nurtured and developed. THE CHANGES THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN YOUR BODY AND IN YOUR MIND COMES FROM YOUR SPIRIT. That is why you must focus more and give attention to your Spirit. For any changes to happen (physically, financially, maritally, etc) it must come first from your Spirit.

Always remember that God expects you to grow. GOD DOESN’T RELATE WITH YOU IN YOUR MIND BUT HE RELATES WITH YOU THROUGH YOUR SPIRIT. Adam died a spiritual death and not a physical death.

¶¶Genesis 2:16-17 (KJV) says, “16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die”.

Adam eat of this fruit and he died Spiritually. ¶¶Genesis 3:6-7, 11, 22-23 (KJV) says, “6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. 11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? 22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken”.

After this incident we are told that Adam lived for many more years physically even though spiritually he was a dead man. ¶¶Genesis 5:5 (KJV) says, “And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died”.

Today, there are those who still depend on physical signs to hear from God. That’s not the way God talks to us today. If you will develop your Spirit, you will have that constant communion with Him. If you will develop your Spirit, your discussion with Him will come naturally without you having to look for physical signs.

¶¶1 Peter 2:2 (KJV) says, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby”.

The key word in this portion of scripture is “DESIRE”. Whenever your study the Bible, the Word of God doesn’t have to look attractive for you to give it your attention. A particular scripture mustn’t be “a shouting scripture” before you give it your attention. Whenever you study the Word, your focus should always be on what will happen to you after you have studied it.

Apostle Paul said in ¶¶1 Corinthians 13:11 (KJV), “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things”. The Revised Young’s Literal Translation (RYNT) version says, “When I was a babe, as a babe I was speaking, as a babe I was thinking, as a babe I was reasoning, and when I have become a man, I have made useless the things of the babe”.

Can you plot the graph of your life? Can you say that there is a noticeable change in your life today compared to where you are coming from and with the word of God that you have received? Have you looked at those things that you have done in the past that looked childish?

¶¶Proverbs 22:15 (KJV) says, “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him”.

There are those who while they were growing up, either the rod was not applied to them or that they refused to take correction and they grew up foolish. Today, such people have to take that rod that wasn’t applied as an adult.

One of the reasons your human spirit must be developed is GROWTH. Can you know that you have grown? Can a lady who is still saying, “I’m very emotional”, says she has grown. Why do you have some people who are always moody and they can’t be corrected? It’s because they haven’t grown.

Say this…
I am not emotional!

TO BE EMOTIONAL MEANS THAT THERE IS A DEMON THAT YOU ARE DANCING WITH. Don’t say there is nothing wrong in being emotional after all God is emotional too. I know that God has emotions but we are not looking at the negative side of emotions.

Never be found or be defined by negative emotions. ¶¶Proverbs 14:30 (MSG) says, “A sound mind makes for a robust body, but runaway emotions corrode the bones”. ¶¶ Proverbs 29:11 (GW) says, “A fool expresses all his emotions, but a wise person controls them”.

When will you become a man? Paul said “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things”. God expects you to grow. He wants you to grow. If you find yourself still doing the things and stuffs you shouldn’t be doing then you are not growing.

Why are you always waking up late? Why do you come to Church or go to work late? That is wrong and doesn’t show an excellent Spirit in you. Stop saying you are an African. That is backwardness. You are not an African. God is always on time therefore you should always be on time too.

When Daniel prayed, God answered him immediately – on time. The delay that Daniel experienced wasn’t caused by God but because there was something in the air that Daniel needed to know – life is spiritual and not physical.

¶¶Daniel 10:11-13 (TLB) says, “11 And I heard his voice–“O Daniel, greatly beloved of God,” he said, “stand up and listen carefully to what I have to say to you, for God has sent me to you.” So I stood up, still trembling with fear. 12 Then he said, “Don’t be frightened, Daniel, for your request has been heard in heaven and was answered the very first day you began to fast before the Lord and pray for understanding; that very day I was sent here to meet you. 13 But for twenty-one days the mighty Evil Spirit who overrules the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the top officers of the heavenly army, came to help me, so that I was able to break through these spirit rulers of Persia”.

There are those who have been praying for something and it has been 6 years and counting. The problem for that delay could be your mind. That’s why I have always told you to renew your mind. When you talk do you sound gibberish? Do you talk like an infant that when he or she is talking, only the mother can understand?

Paul said in ¶¶1 Corinthians 13:11 (KJV), “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things”. GROWTH is seen from your mouth first. When you open your mouth can people see maturity in you?

From today, let GROWTH be demonstrated in the way you talk. Let there be an UNDERSTANDING in all that you do. Paul said I understood as a child. There are things that you will be told or asked to do that doesn’t look meaningful to your natural sense but you take it, you accept the instructions because you have come to maturity.

¶¶1 Corinthians 14:20 (KJV) says, “Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men”. The Contemporary English Version (CEV) says, “My friends, stop thinking like children. Think like mature people and be as innocent as tiny babies”.

A child will put everything they see in their mouth because they are a child. When you hear people say, “is that all that we will eat”, it shows you that they are a child.

Jesus said in ¶¶Matthew 4:4 (KJV), “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God“.

When you can talk to your child like a man and he or she can contribute to what you are saying, it shows that the child has grown. THERE IS AN ACTION YOU MUST TAKE TODAY. YOU MUST STOP TALKING LIKE A CHILD. YOU MUST PUT AWAY CHILDISHNESS.

Are you growing? Paul said I became! I arrived! Stop saying nobody is perfect. You can attain it. You can attain perfection because your are born after God.

In Genesis during creation, God saw that everything he created was good, they were perfect, fitting, pleasant. Genesis 1:10, 12, 18, 21, 25 (KJV) says, “10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD. 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD. 21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD. 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD”.

¶¶Hebrews 5:13-14 (KJV) says, “13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”.

Many people come to Church and they constantly whip themselves thinking they were not righteousness. When they raise up their hands to pray the devil will ask them to bring their hands down. Pastor said what they need is to grow. You are as righteous as everyone. DON’T SAY BECAUSE YOUR TALK DIRTY YOU ARE NOT RIGHTEOUS. RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NOT ABOUT WHAT YOU SAY BUT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE.

Take not of the tenses in Hebrews 5:13 (KJV). It says, “For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe”. For as long as you continue to use milk, you will become ineffective. When you keep praying and issuing commands to God, you are still a babe. God expects you to grow. It’s normal for a little child to ask the father to carry him but not as an adult. Such an adult will be acting abnormal if he or she should ask to be carried.

There are some of you that have found yourself complaining, enjoying babyhood Christianity because you have continued to use milk. For as long as you continue to do that, you are going to be unskilled. STOP LIVING AT THAT BASELINE OF CHRISTIANITY. You must grow up!

When you keep saying to others, “stop talking to me like that”, you are still a baby. As an adult, you think more of your children’s welfare than your personal issues because you are an adult now. Only a child cries that they are hungry.

¶¶Hebrews 5:14 (KJV) says, “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”.

There are many of you here that for every little thing bothering you, you are always saying to yourself,” I want to see Pastor”. What you need is not to see me but to perform your miracle using the words that you are hearing.

The Amplified Version of Hebrews 5:14 (AMP) says, “14 But solid food is for full-grown men, for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law”.

A child cannot distinguish between good and evil. Only an adult can. The New International Version of Hebrews 5:14 (NIV) says, “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil”.

IF YOU WILL TRAIN YOUR SPIRIT, IT WILL BE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. Your Spirit should be so trained to pick signals. IF YOU CAN BE ABLE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CHANGE THINGS. When you hear, “don’t be afraid!”, it’s God that is talking to you.

SOMETHING CANNOT HAPPEN TO YOU SUDDENLY. IF YOUR SPIRIT IS TRAINED, YOU WILL PICK THE SIGNALS. When you are asleep your spirit is not sleeping. If you develop your spirit it will pick signals that even your phone or neighbours cannot hear. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING IF YOUR SPIRIT IS DEVELOPED.

There was a story about a policewoman who was on duty on the road but suddenly started to pray and speak in tongues at the roadside. People and everyone around were wondering what was wrong with her. While she was doing that armed robbers were in get house. The robbers packed all her belongings but because she was speaking in tongues somewhere and dealing with an issue, the robbers started arranging her things back. A neighbour got to know too of the robbery and called the police. The armed robbers were arrested. Thank God this policewoman knew when to make power available.

There are some people who are picking signals but their Spirit are not matured enough to take charge and be more of a man. YOU MUST DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR SPIRIT. YOU MUST GROW YOUR SPIRIT BECAUSE IF YOUR SPIRIT IS DOING WELL YOU WILL DO WELL.

It’s with your spirit that you contact God. ¶¶Proverbs 20:27 (KJV) says, “The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly”.

God will never relate with you through your mind. If everything about you is through your head you will live a frustrated life. When you allow the Holy Spirit to be your guide, you will continually have perpetual victory. The Holy Spirit will be your compass. You can be eating and you suddenly drop your spoon and start speaking in tongues because you are addressing a situation.

A member was praying and speaking in tongues during a Service. While he was doing that the mother’s kitchen collapsed but not after the Holy Spirit had taken her away from there. This happened while the brother was led to start speaking in tongues in the middle of a service.

YOU MUST REDEVELOPMENT YOUR SPIRIT – IT’S A PROJECT. Some of the issues you are having wouldn’t be happening if you are spiritually minded. When you develop your Spirit, you will be connected to divine realities. You will see what your mind can never know or see.

The more of God’s Word in your spirit the better your candle will burn and shine. When your spirit is develop there is no struggle.

Say this..
I am going to form a habit of training myself in the Word because if I do, I will become more receptive spiritually.

If the Holy Spirit can get you to listen to Him and do what you should do, nothing will be a surprise to you.

There are baby Christians who are ashamed to be called brethren because of their friends outside. ¶¶Psalms 1:1 (KJV) says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful”.

Be proud to be called brethren outside the Church. If you are not proud as a Christian, you are still a baby.

Many years ago I have tried to visit a brother but he will never allow me. He was always giving excuses until I decided to pay him a surprise visit only to discover that his walls were covered with half-naked women and Michael Jackson posters. Trust me, I tore them from the wall completely. How can such a man grow?

¶¶1 Corinthians 9:16-21 (NLT) says, “16 For preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t do it! 17 If I were doing this of my own free will, then I would deserve payment. But God has chosen me and given me this sacred trust, and I have no choice. 18 What then is my pay? It is the satisfaction I get from preaching the Good News without expense to anyone, never demanding my rights as a preacher. 19 This means I am not bound to obey people just because they pay me, yet I have become a servant of everyone so that I can bring them to Christ. 20 When I am with the Jews, I become one of them so that I can bring them to Christ. When I am with those who follow the Jewish laws, I do the same, even though I am not subject to the law, so that I can bring them to Christ. 21 When I am with the Gentiles who do not have the Jewish law, I fit in with them as much as I can. In this way, I gain their confidence and bring them to Christ. But I do not discard the law of God; I obey the law of Christ”.

If you are still ashamed of Christ, you are still a babe. ¶¶Psalms 1:2 (KJV) says, “But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night”.

You should always think through God’s word habitually. There is a reward for not been ashamed of being a christian.

¶¶Psalms 1:3 (KJV) says, “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper”.

What will be so important to you that you will not attend a Cell meeting on Saturday? There is a prosperity that you attract to yourself in all that you do if you will habitually use your Spirit. Do you know that man is a spirit and life is spiritual? If you will train your spirit, there will be no surprises for you.

Go ahead and pray now! Declare that you are growing. You are no longer a child but a man.

In Him,
~Ali Papa.

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Stay The Course (7)

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Hebrews 5:13-14 (KJV) says, “13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”.

In the course of this sermon, I have said to you that milk is for babies but if you continue to use milk you will become unskilled. No one is expected to continue with milk because you won’t be skilful and your won’t know how to handle the issues of life.

You must form the habit of using the Word of God. Done just hear it, you must use it. You must constantly use the Word of God because that is what determines your maturity.

¶¶Hebrews 4:15 (KJV) says, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin”.

The same way your physical faculties have a sense of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch, your Spirit has those senses too. Your Spirit has the sense of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch.

That you are in Church today is not enough to say that you have heard His Word. The Words you hear has to become an habitual use. The Word you hear must be digested. It must be chewed.

There is a way a righteous man should think. ¶¶Luke 1:17 (KJV) says, “And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord”.

That will not happen over night but you have to constantly practice using the Word.

¶¶Genesis 1:26 (KJV) says, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth”.

How does this function? When you study His Word you start thinking the way He thinks. There has to be a reprogramming of the way you think. As you find yourself growing up you will start thinking in the way of the things that influences you. Your environment has a lot to do with the way you think. Let the Word of God be your environment.

It’s very important who you associate with. Do you love going to church? Do you love to open your Bible and read it? Do you have the habitual use of the Word?

¶¶Psalms 1:1-2 (KJV) says, “1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night”.

You can wake up from sleep to a negative news and you will start declaring, “the Lord is my Shepherd”. There are others who will not know what to say in the same circumstances.

Man is a spirit and lives in a body but there is an advantage in developing your Spirit. When your Spirit is not developed, you are like that man even though he is born again, he looks ordinary. When you don’t grow your spirit, you will look like a white horse.

The way a mother will try to quiet a baby crying inside an airplane is the same way you need to discipline your mind. Through training, teaching, grooming, a little baby grows to stop doing wild things, pooping on the bed, etc.

There is a training going on and your Spirit needs that grooming otherwise it can’t do anything for you.

The second reason why your spirit must be developed is so that you can become responsive.

Your Spirit must digest the Word until it affects the way you think and gives you a new mindset. If the message hasn’t changed you it means it hasn’t entered you. God’s words must be digested because there is something in it for you.

Let your way of worship be different and acceptable to God. ¶¶Romans 12:1-2 (KJV) says, “1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.

When you get born again, it was your Spirit that got born again and not your mind. The moment you get born again, a process of renewal of your mind must start. I want you to know that it’s possible as a born again Christian to remember your old life and not feel bad. That is why Romans 12:2 (KJV) says, “.. but be ye transformed…” It’s saying, be metamorphosed, be transformed, otherwise you will be conformed.

¶¶2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV) says, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord”.

Never forget, the person that needs to change is your spirit man. Remember when Adam was in the garden he functioned with his spiritual mind but when he died spiritually, his physical eyes started seeing nakedness.

When you use your physical eyes, all you will ever see is negativity. All you will ever see are issues BUT when you use your spiritual eyes, all you will see are His glory. Until your spirit is develop all you will see and be left with are your natural eyes.

¶¶2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV) says, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord”.

¶¶2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” .

To behold is to see with your spiritual eyes and not with your physical eyes. Elisha’s servant couldn’t see with his spiritual eyes until God opened his eyes to see differently.

¶¶2 Kings 6:15-17 (KJV) says, “15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha”.

Today, we don’t depend on physical things to see with our spiritual eyes. When we develop our Spirit we can see spiritually. The more you develop your Spirit the more you will see. ¶¶Job 22:29 (KJV) says, “When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person”.

The Amplified Version of ¶¶2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP) says, “And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit”.

If your Spirit can focus on the Word continually, you are bound to change from one degree of glory to another. As you keep looking at the scriptures you might not know that things are changing but you are deleting fear files.

¶¶Psalms 27:1 (KJV) says, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

As you continue to look you will be changed. You’ll no longer say that you are broke. Why? ¶¶2 Corinthians 8:9 (AMP) says, “9 For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied)”.

How sad to know that many Christians are in situations and they don’t know what to do. 1 John 5:11-12 (KJV) says, “11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life”.

We were asked to pray fervidly in the spirit. Declare that God’s divine life is working in our whole spirit, soul and body, producing in us everything that is consistent with eternal life.

We prayed and announced our dominion over demons, disease and death. We also testified that “greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world”.

The Word will produce in you that which is consistent with His eternal life. It will produce wealth in you. It will give me prosperity. Begin to look at the Word from today. In your car look at the Word by listening to the Word. Though you are driving, your spiritual eyes knows what your physical eyes are seeing. Let the Word be closed to you irrespective of where you are. To look at the Word is not only when you look at it with physically, but by listening to it too.

If the Word of God had not entered you Spirit, you will not change. You must look at the Word because your mind has an attitude. ¶¶Ephesians 4:22-23 (KJV) says, “22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;”.

The way your mind thinks was acquired over time. That is the same way your spirit man, the attitude of your mind needs to be trained over time. As you look you are changed. At you look some files are deleting.

There are those with phobia for flight. There are those who refuse to go out once it’s dark. There are those who have an attitude of mind concerning their menstrual period. You must delete such attitudes now. You must transcend from here. You must get to a level where your flesh doesn’t control you again. If you still get offended it means your Spirit is not trained.

Jesus had the opportunity to help himself at the cross but he didn’t. His Spiritual eyes were open to know what was before Him. He was fulfilling a prophecy in Isaiah.

“Isaiah 53:5-7 (KJV) says, “5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth”.

That is what happens when you have come into maturity. ¶¶Ephesians 4:24 (KJV) says, “And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness”.

You must wear your new nature so that your old man can no longer be seen. Why? Your new man is created in righteousness and true holiness.

¶¶James 1:21-24 (KJV) says, “21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was”.

Isn’t this an irony? When you look at the mirror and you don’t know what you look like, you must come back. You must learn to look with the eyes of your spirit.

¶¶James 1:25 (KJV) says, “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed”.

Say this…
I’m going to continue looking.

If you continue to look at the Word where will fibroid be coming from? The Amplified Version of ¶¶James 1:25 (AMP) says, “25 But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience)”.

If you will continue to look, you can perform surgery in your house. Stop saying that you are pregnant and now you are bleeding. Put His Word in your mouth instead of crying. The only agent of change is God’s word. Nothing else can change you.

The point of this message (¶¶James 1:25) is the inattention of the viewer. That is why it is very important that when you are looking at His Word, you pay attention. Stop saying your eyes are getting blurred, look at the Word and perform a miracle.

Learn to “Activate The Power” in you. ¶¶Ephesians 5:18-20 says, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”.

You’re responsible for activating His power in you. When you pray in tongues, you stir up that power. Another way to experience the release of the power of God in your life is by declaring God’s Word. For example, when you declare, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me”; “I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus”; “The Lord is the strength of my life”; it won’t be long before you’re filled with the Spirit.

You can turn the power on whenever you choose —whenever you are— by speaking in tongues, and declaring the Word with boldness. Stir up that power right now; declare the Word with faith, speaking in tongues as well. Before long, your spirit will be activated and the glory of God will be revealed through you.

Let your focus be in the doing of His Word. People are failing in life because they have forgotten God’s Word.

¶¶Matthew 7:24 (KJV) says, “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:”

Night and day people are building their physical bodies but there is the spiritual man who needs to be fed and built up.

¶¶Matthew 7:25-26 (KJV) says, “25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:”

Paul said in ¶¶Acts 20:24 (KJV), “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God”.

David said in ¶¶Psalms 27:2 (KJV), “When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell”.

There must be something that is causing you to keep standing. You are not the foolish man who Jesus was talking about in ¶¶Matthew 7:26. You will do all that you are hearing now. Your will put them to work.

Singing…
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

In the realm of the Spirit, medicine is a sinking sand, engineering is a sinking sand. The psalmist said in ¶¶Psalms 71:5 (ESV), “For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth”.

¶¶Matthew 7:27 (KJV) says, “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it” .

Change is possible! That’s why a criminal can say amazing grace with all that he did. At the foot of the cross, change is possible. If it’s possible to an armed robber how much more you that is Christ? You can change anything concerning your finances, marriage, job, health, etc.

Stop here did a moment. Open your mouth now and pray because change is possible.

As you pray now, remember that you have an attitude of mind, a kind of programming that you have had. You can change it now. Stop having an attitude that think someone is against you. Stop sowing seeds of fear. You will pray and that Spirit of fear will leave now.

God wants you to become a success through your spirit. “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth” – Mark 9:23 (KJV).

Don’t forget Luke 1:17. This is a project. Until you think with the law of the Spirit of life somethings will not change. There are those that are programmed with the spirit of death but not you. Not you! That way of thinking is from the natural man.

¶¶Luke 1:17 (KJV) says, “And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord”.

Proverbs 23:7 (KJV) says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”. Your thinking is a project. From your thinking you release things into the air. Stop being afraid of someone trying to poison you.

¶¶Mark 16:18 (KJV) says, “They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover”.

Say this…
My thinking is a project and I am coming out with a different result.

When you receive Christ you have passed from death to life. John 5:24 (KJV), “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life”.

We don’t die. Stop giving attention to physical or spiritual death. Have this mentality. We don’t die!

In Him,
~Ali Papa.

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That Same Spirit

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There is a difference between the faith you received when you receive salvation and the one you need to cause changes. I have often said, put me anywhere and I will come out a success.

¶¶1 Corinthians 12:7-12 (KJV) says, “7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ”.

There are times in your life that you need to perform some miracles and you need the spirit of faith.

The Bible tells us that Abraham was strong in faith. ¶¶ Romans 4:7, 18-20 (KJV) says, “7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;”.

We are told that Abraham was strong in faith. That wasn’t an ordinary faith. You have to transcend the natural realm by raising your hands in praise even though the situations are not favourable.

Somebody might be sick and be saying I am not stick, I am healed. The other person in the same condition and in his natural senses will say he is sick and can’t get up.

¶¶Acts 14:8-11 (KJV), “8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: 9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked. 11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men”.

One of the things that work with the spirit of faith is speaking. ¶¶Psalms 116:10 (KJV) says, “I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:”

Why do we have brethren who have challenges and they don’t know what to do? It is because they haven’t put the Word to work.

¶¶Acts 19:20 (KJV) says, “So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed”.

Paul quoted David when he said in ¶¶2 Corinthians 4:13 (KJV), “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;”

When you hear bad news, activate the power. When David said in ¶¶Psalms 116:10 (KJV), “I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted”, it was because he was in trouble.

David wasn’t there when Paul said I also believed. If we have the same Spirit of Faith we will believe too.

David had so much enemies but he knew that God was always with him. We have the same Spirit of Faith. Nothing will ever discourage you anymore. The spirit of faith is working.

¶¶Matthew 17:19-20 (KJV) says, “19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you”.

When it looked like something bad has happened, when it looked like you have failed, you have loss that job, lost that pregnancy, don’t cry, you haven’t failed. Put everything behind you because change is coming.

If an unbeliever can lose his job and move on to another how much more of you? When you are pregnant and you start bleeding, don’t cry. Stop announcing your failures. If your baby is not feeling well stop announcing it.

¶¶Revelation 12:11 (KJV) says, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”.

Some people are negatively programmed that they hardly forgive themselves. Don’t be like that! If you are diagnosed with Leukemia (A cancer of the blood-forming tissues, hindering the body’s ability to fight infection), remember that you have the same Spirit of Faith

Say this…
I have the life of God in me.
I take advantage of that life.
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

In Him,
~Ali Papa.

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