Today, It’s Donald Trump 


Dearly Beloved,

“God doesn’t have favorites” – 1 Peter 1:17 (CEV). He bestows favor, not favoritism. He does everything for a reason. Today, it’s Donald Trump. Glorious things are spoken of you today too. God is with you no matter what. He is for you and not against you.

What he does for others, He will do for you. What He did for Boaz and Ruth, He is able to do for you or anyone connected to you this year. May all your prayers come true in Jesus Name! – Ruth 4:13.

May God “give you a good life”. May He cause you to possess your possessions. May He “make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers”. May He restore you to favour – Deuteronomy 30:5 (MSG). Amen!

In Him,
~Ali Papa.

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Life Is A Fight 

Beloved of God,

Life’s a fight. You fought at least one in 2016. This is 2017 now… the devil has been defeated according to His Word. Stop trying to defeat him. What you have left is the fight of faith, and it’s a good fight! I encourage you to stay up, stay hopeful and stay faith-filled because you are not without help. 

Job 22:27-29 says, God will answer your prayers… He will do WHATEVER you ask, and life will be bright for you. When others are saying that there is a casting down, your testimony will be that there is a lifting up. 

This year is not the time to start blaming yourself or your family for your situations. God that has seen and has heard. He is the God that will answer your prayers.  HE will carry you and all yours. He will stand by you and fight for you. HE will defend you and open mighty doors for you. 

Challenges will come, weapons will be formed and fashioned against you but you will never know failure nor sorrow. Press harder and fight a good fight of faith. As you do, God will answer your prayers. He will do whatever you ask. He will help you carry your burdens from now and forever. HE will end the era of sufferings permanently in your life.

You will dream good dreams and they will come to pass this year. God will restore you to favor and to a higher position – Genesis 40:9, 13, 21 (TLB).

In Him,
Ali Papa.

Don’t Be Worried 


Have faith in God. Don’t be worried and don’t let your heart be troubled or distressed – John 14:1.

Believe in yourself and never be embarrassed to have faith in God. Irrespective of whatever it is that you have been through, rest knowing that afflictions shall not arise a second time. He will see you through. May you have help today in that matter – Romans 8:26.

In Him,
Ali Papa.

For His Name Sake

Beloved of God,

Many are the afflictions of the righteous but count them all joy because God is on your side. The year might not have started well for you but God is rooting out for you. Stop listening to the lies of the devil, God wants you to be successful and free from those challenges for His name sake.

Psalms 23:3 (AMP) says, “He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake”.

For His Name sake, for the sake of His reputation, God is about to restore you back to favor. He is about to restore your strength and your soul. He will refresh you with new ideas. He will lead you through the right paths. He will cause you to arise for His name sake. For His name sake He will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies. He will anoint your head with oil.

It doesn’t matter in which street of life or valley you are in, keep trusting, keep trying, keep learning, keep loving, keep growing, keep praying and keep praising Him. The Lord will do a new thing in your life this year not because of you but for His name sake, for His reputation. In the days of Daniel, the lions’ mouths were shut for HIS name sake. In the days of Moses, He took a people out of the nations for His name sake. This is your day now, God can and will do anything that you desire for His name sake.

No matter what you are going through, God will make sure you come through for His Name sake! It doesn’t matter what is happening to you, you belong to God, He will never allow you to be disgraced for His name sake. Whatever the circumstances and no matter how dark everything looks, He is bringing you out of it for His name sake. He doesn’t want you to die from that sickness. He wants you healed. He wants you to succeed for His Name sake.

“May all the gifts and benefits that come from God our Father, and the Master, Jesus Christ, be yours” – 1 Corinthians 1:3 (MSG). May you have a closure to every difficult problem. May God give you a great victory for His name sake. May He give you that job for His name sake. May He restore and completely make you well for His name sake. May He manifest Himself in your impossibilities in Jesus Name.

In Him,
Ali Papa.

Hold Your Peace

Beloved of God,

Stop asking God how many more challenges you have to face before He can restore you to your place of rest. Life is not an easy road. You will meet challenges here and there but you can go through them because God will always send you help. When God wants to bless you, He sends a person into your life to restore you to favor.

God didn’t bring you this far to leave you. You have come too far and sadness shall neither define nor confine you anymore. God will finish what he started in you. He will not give up on you. The Lord can turn your mourning and sorrow into joyful dancing. He can take heaviness and depression and replace it with His joy. He can take a school drop out and turn him into a billionaire. He can take a nobody and makes him somebody.

Your situation might look dead but God can resurrect it! Your dreams might look dead but God can resurrect it. Your marriage or business might look dead but God specializes in things that seem impossible. He can give it a new life. He had the power to breathe in new life into them. In the eyes of men, you may look dead, but not with God. He is about to wake something up. Psalm 30:5 says, “At night we may cry, but in the morning we will celebrate!”

Hold your peace. Keep your faith and keep talking the Word. David said, “11 You have turned my sorrow into joyful dancing. No longer am I sad and wearing sackcloth. 12 I thank you from my heart, and I will never stop singing your praises, my LORD and my God” – Psalms 30:11-12 (CEV).

Let that be your testimony too. Let that be your daily confession in that situation. God will cause you to see things differently. He will make a way where there seems to be no way. He can do far beyond what you can imagine or ask Him for.

Remain faithful to His calling on your life and be blessed.

In Him,
Ali Papa.

Don’t Rush It!

Beloved,

When the time is right, God will show up for you. You will know when you see that open door. When the time is right, God will let you know. He will let you have it. When the time is right, God will make it happen. He will handle it accordingly. When the time is right, God will send you a man or woman that deserves you. He will provide. When the time is right, God will bless you with a baby and the right person to go on that journey with.

Don’t rush it. Trust His perfect timing. God will show up for you. He will answer your prayers.

“I am the Lord; I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall be performed (come to pass); it shall be no more delayed or prolonged” – Ezekiel 12:25 (NIV)

In Him,
~Ali Papa.

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Your Place In Christ 

Dearly Beloved,

Situations don’t last for long. It doesn’t matter if your situation is a temporary one, a tough one or a bad one, they won’t last for long. If you are in Christ, that situation you are in will not last for long. Your conditions are changing. You only need to be in Him.

The Bible didn’t say in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that if any Jew, American, African, Asian or Caucasian man is in Christ, It didn’t say if any professor, medical doctor, president or Attorney General is in Christ, It didn’t say if any Pastor, Deacon or Pope is in Christ; It said IF ANY MAN [irrespective of his profession, background, nationality, mistakes] IS IN CHRIST [meaning Christ is a place], HE IS  [he is not going to be, he is not about to be, he is now] in a new world [a new creature]: the old things [cancer, poverty, depression, barrenness, sins, etc], have come to an end; they have truly become new.

So in whatever situation you are in today, be comforted and be encouraged. Know who you are and where you are in Christ. The darkest nights produce the brightest stars. So have faith and be strengthened, the good is just around the corner – 2 Corinthians 13:11-12, 14.

In Psalm 23:1, David didn’t say the Lord WILL be his shepherd, he didn’t say he is in want and lack a job or good health. He said: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”. You need to know who you are too. You need to know the power that is at work in your life. Once you do that’s when you’ll feel a supernatural lift, an anointing that will help you accomplish what you could not accomplish on your own.

Lay claim, in faith, to whatever you need today. Take it away from the devil in Jesus’ Name – Philippians 2:10. That money, that job, that promotion, that property, that contract, name them…, they belong to Jesus (and to you as His joint heir.) – Romans 8:17.

Be Blessed!
Ali Papa.

Exercise Your Authority

Beloved of God,

In life, we go through many blessings in disguise. Whenever you’re in a difficult situation, be optimistic. Don’t say “why me?” Say “try me!”. Don’t shrink back in fear, rise up in faith because you have authority.

Acts 1:8 (AMP) says, “But you shall receive POWER (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth”.

That is a promise to everyone that has received the Holy Spirit. When you have the Holy Spirit, you become an Abnormal Christian, you become “endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). You are no longer the sinner that was once pushed around by the devil but a threat to him.

Until you know the power you have, you will always be a defeated Christian. That is why the most important thing outside His Word and His Spirit is AUTHORITY. You can have all the money, connections, influence and all the positions that goes with it but all it takes is for the person in power or the one that has the power to pass one report or a decree and everything about you will change.

The 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama has authority, money, influence and everything you can think about right now. He is the most powerful man on earth right now because he is the Commander in Chief of a very powerful military. But that won’t be for long. In the next few days, precisely on January 20, 2017, he will no longer have the authority that he is enjoying now because there will be a change in government. Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America.

As President-elect, Donald Trump is already a man with more authority than he had as a billionaire. His tweets alone carry power and comes with consequences. On the 22nd of December 2016, one tweet from him caused Lockheed Martin shares to drop by about 2% shaving about $4bn off the defense company’s market value. Toyota Motor Corporation lost $1.2bn in market value few minutes after a similar tweet from Donald Trump on the 5th of January 2017. This is possible because He is a man of authority even before he formerly takes office.

Where is the authority that was given to you as a Christian? What have you done with the authority that you have received? Romans 5:17 (KJV) says, “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.”

Glory is not in how you dress or look. It’s in the AUTHORITY that you will. It’s in the power that you possess. It’s not in the car that you drive. You can drive a beautiful car and people will say wow, how glorious. Another person can casually dress and by his authority he waves you off.

Have you ever been at the airport – you came all looking good but at the security check, you are forced to remove your shoes, your belt, drop your phones, pass through all the security checks and all your glory is gone? The Custom or Immigration officer is able to do that because he or she has authority.

It’s important as a Christian that you know how to grow in authority and how to exercise it. That you have been a banker or an engineer is “nonsense” to God. God doesn’t promote you because of your qualifications. He doesn’t give you power and authority because you can quote scriptures. He gives you power when you receive the Holy Spirit.

When you have AUTHORITY you can give instructions and it will come to pass. Peter was a professional fisherman but he had never seen any man giving authority and commanding fishes to come to the net in multitudes. Imagine a politician with so much authority commanding all his opponents to start voting for him?

When you think about the Holy Spirit, don’t limit yourself only to His ability to raise the dead and heal the sick. No! What about your money? Can’t the Holy Spirit make your money to come alive? If the Holy Spirit can make someone to grow a new eye or kidney can’t He also make your money to grow? Can’t He also give you business ideas? The Holy Spirit is your tomorrow’s advantage. You are not without help. You have an ability inside you.

When you speak as a Christian, your words are supposed to have effect. And your words can only have authority as much as the influence you have. The local Government doesn’t have the same authority as the Governor of the state. The more authority you have, the more control and influence you will have. The more authority you have the more you can control things in the spiritual realm. Why are some Christians praying and making declarations and nothing seems to be changing? It’s because they don’t have authority or they don’t know how to exercise the authority that God has given to them. If things are not changing for you as expected, don’t cry to God, take advantage of the authority that He has given to you already. Start from your level of faith and call forth things that be not as though they were. David didn’t become a King immediately after he was anointed by Saul. He was still a young boy then but he grew to become great. Before David built GOD a palace, God already gave him authority when he killed Goliath for God.

When a man’s season has arrived, nothing can stop it! This is your season. This is the year that God wants to restore you back to favor. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are no longer on the scene. Joshua and Caleb are no longer on the scene. You are the one on stage now – go ahead and demonstrate your faith in that situation because you have authority with God. Through your submission to Him, He will give you the AUTHORITY that you need. You will have special faith and the manifestation of faith will arise in you. As you demonstrate your faith, you will do what is needed because for every situation there’s a solution. You will do what is necessary.

A Governor is the degure authority but the Godfather is the defacto Governor. You are a Spiritual giant. You are a man or woman of authority. God has given you the gifts of working miracles. You will lay hands on the sick and they will get healed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Don’t let your situation or circumstances paralyze you. Whenever you’re in a difficult situation, stop complaining. Instead of asking, “What have I done, Lord? Why have you forsaken me?”, Ask yourself, “How would Jesus handle this?”. Exercise your faith and extract the maximum you could in that situation. Let every situation become an experience because when you know God, you will develop strength in the midst of whatever comes your way.

Father in the name of Jesus. I thank you for the authority that you have given to us. Thank you for the Gideon’s, the Joshua’s and the David’s that are reading this message. Help has come to them. They are free because your Word says so.

I pray for you today, you will not die in that situation. You will not be consumed by that mistake. You will not fail. That weapon fashioned against you will not prosper. God will restore you to favor again. Everything will work out right. Help will come when you need one. You have authority, you will decree a thing and it will come to pass. Stop crying. “Be strong! Be courageous! Do not be afraid of them! For the Lord your God will be with you. He will neither fail you nor forsake you” – Deuteronomy 31:6 (TLB).

In Him,
Ali Papa.

Your Journey Is Yours Alone

Beloved,

You might have done a lot of things “backwards” in the past year or in your life as a whole, but always remind yourself that you are not in a race with anyone – just yourself.

As you begin the new year, never try to race with anyone. Learn to enjoy your own ride – it will take you to your desired destiny. You might have been through a lot but be thankful for where you are right now. Just because you took longer than others doesn’t mean that you have failed. Your journey is yours alone and it will always be.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 (MSG) says, “I took another walk around the neighborhood and realized that on this earth as it is – The race is not always to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor satisfaction to the wise, Nor riches to the smart, Nor grace to the learned. Sooner or later bad luck hits us all”.

Live your best life today. Stop trying hard to please everyone. Go at your own pace. Go on your own terms. Walk in your purpose, for you have your own destiny to fulfill. May His Grace locate you and bring you in just at the right time.

In Him,
Ali Papa.

The Abnormal Christian

Beloved of God,

A great or perfect life is not a life that doesn’t have problems. A life without challenges is an imperfect life. As a Christian, don’t ever look for a life without challenges. Don’t look for a life that doesn’t have any needs. Without challenges, you cannot have or exercise your faith. And without challenges (faith) you cannot please God.

A perfect life is a life full of troubles. If you are looking for a life without challenges, you will end up as a failure. Without troubles, you can’t see miracles. Without troubles, you can’t stand out and you can’t have a great life.

John 16:33 (KJV) says, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”.

Always look forward to challenges because Jesus has overcome the world for you. Always look forward to what others are not expecting. Stop crying about your circumstances. Stop crying about that medical condition. Stop crying about that financial situation. Stop crying about the troubles in your marriage. Stop crying and asking, “why me, why me”. You need challenges to conquer your current level before going to the next and higher level of life.

David said in Psalms 23:5 (KJV), “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over”.

If you don’t have enemies there won’t be a feast for God to prepare for you. God will not prepare a feast for your friends alone. He will prepare for your enemies too because a Christian is an “abnormal person” who plays by a different set of rules.

1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) says, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a PECULIAR people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light”.

The Living Bible translation says, “But you are not like that, for you have been chosen by God himself – you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God’s very own – all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light”.

If the Bible tells us that we are peculiar it means we are not normal. It means that we are different from the rest of the world. It means that we are born tough. It means that we are more than a conqueror. It means that we do not see or think the way the world see or thinks.

When you are in Christ, you play by a different set of rules. An abnormal Christian gets going when God calls. His or her mind, will and emotions cooperates with his Spirit. He or she treats the Bible like the Words came from God’s mouth. He or she is a financier of the gospel. His or her money is always on a mission for the Kingdom. He or she is never afraid to cast out demons. He or she is a soul winner and a son or daughter of consolation.

God was serious when He said to Abraham, “I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse.” – Genesis 12:3.Abraham was an exceptional and an “abnormal” man – against hope he believed in hope, without any questions, he obeyed God.

It doesn’t matter who is against you in your office, at work or in your neighborhood, you are peculiar and you are a man or woman that is richly blessed. If you are in Christ, Abraham’s blessings are yours and this is the reason why: “The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ” – Galatians 3:16 (NIV).

You are not a “normal” person if you’re in Christ. You are a peculiar person. You are royalty. You are a man of the spirit. You’re a blessed man or woman. You are blessed in the morning and you are blessed in the evening.

May “the LORD bless you with peace from all your enemies” – 2 Chronicles 15:15 (CEV). May this be the time, where you decide to persevere and be determine to not give up no matter what.

In Him,
Ali Papa.