Called To Rule And Reign

Dear Someone,

You have NEVER been called to be in fear. You have ONLY been called to be DETERMINED and to COOPERATE with Heaven.

God said to Abraham in Genesis 15:1 (KJV), “Fear not, I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward“. He said to Joshua in Joshua 8:1 (KJV), “Fear not, neither be thou dismayed“. He said to Gideon in Judges 6:23 (KJV), “fear not: thou shalt not die“. He said to Jacob in Isaiah 41:10 (MSG), “Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you“.

David knew this and he cooperated with Heaven. In 1 Chronicles 28:20 (KJV) David said to Solomon his son,”Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD

Why are you in fear? What are you saying to yourself? What are you saying to your children? What are you saying to your body? What are you saying with your mouth in that situation? Are your words filled with fear or with faith? What can you see in that blessed mess? 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) says, “For God hath not given us the SPIRIT of FEAR; but of POWER, and of LOVE, and of a SOUND MIND“.

David was a man without the Holy Spirit but his words were in agreement with Heaven. He so mastered the Word he was bold enough to ask Solomon to walk without fear. If you are in the Spirit then you need to have the audacity of faith over every situation. If you are in Christ, you were not called into a life of fear. You were called to rule and to reign. Jesus said in Luke 12:32 (KJV), “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom“.

Beloved of the Most High, “God is on your side and you are more than a conqueror” (1 John 4:4). So fear not! The unreal never was and never will be, while the real always was and never ceases to be. Fear not to venture into new vocation; Fear not to transform to a better status; Fear not to give what it takes once you feel led to venture; Fear not to walk on “water”. In whatever street of life you are right now, “Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you…” Isaiah 54:4 (NLT).

In Him,
Ali Papa.

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Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

Rest! 

​God is your refuge and strength, not man, not your spouse and not your job. God is a very present help in times of trouble – Psalms 46:1. 

You are not without help. 

You are not without help or salvation. Don’t throw in the towel. You are not without help, without love and without support. Jesus understands everything, I mean EVERYTHING you are enduring right now! You  may feel helpless, but you are not without help.

The Lord is your Shepherd. 

All things will work together for your good. God will be there in the middle of that chaos. He never leaves, even in times like these. Rest!

Stay The Course – What Is For You Is For You

Beloved of God,

It’s a new day and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you when men call you a failure. You’re not a failure because they called you so. They may call you poor, it doesn’t mean you’re poor. They may call you a ‘nobody’ but that doesn’t make you a ‘nobody’.

You are a child of God, your success has nothing to do with the verdict or opinion of men. The only opinion that matters in life is God’s opinion of you. What He calls you is more important and let it be the name you answer.

Don’t try to be a success in the minds of others. Don’t try to be a success in the mind of your spouse. Don’t worry about what others think or say about you. Don’t allow what is trending on social media to be your standard. God’s opinion of you are the ones that count for “…that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15).

The battle before you right now might seems unbearable but hold on. “The LORD is not dragging His feet” (2 Peter 3:9). He is extending His mercy. He has a plan and purpose. What is for you is for you. No matter how occupied a vehicle is, the drivers seat is always reserved. What is for you is for you and nothing can change that. Don’t rush the process to get your position. What is for you is for you. Your heart will lead you to it. Nobody can block the blessings you deserve to experience in life. No matter what is thrown your way or what tries to stop you if it’s yours ITS YOURS!! Don’t fight it, invite it! Don’t let people influence you to be someone else. The blessings of God will locate you wherever you are in Jesus Name. I pray that those things that are broken will be restored for you. Those things that should have been will be again. You’ll go even more into the right way. You’re a success and not a failure. Favour is yours in the Name of Jesus. I lift up all your strategies in the spirit. You’re unstoppable.

Stay the course, endure with hope and be blessed in the Lord’s Grace.

@IamAlipapa

God Is For You

Beloved of God,

Today is not as bad as your situation will want you to think. That situation you are in is not a surprise to God. He will work out every detail to your advantage. Your feelings are not a surprise to God. He is the only being in the universe that can handle the storms of your soul. The Lord will never leave you nor forsake you. Your circumstances are not a surprise to Him. Your flaws are not a surprise to God. What man deems as weakness, God can use it for his glory!  Regardless of the circumstances of your conception, you were not a surprise to God. The things that limit others won’t limit you because God is for you and He is on your side! Everything that has happened to you is not a surprise to God. God will still get you to where you’re supposed to be.

Trust His process. God is for you. He is on your side, Greater is He Who is with you than he who would come against you. Romans 8:31 (TLB) says, “What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us?

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It’s very easy to look at our immediate needs and think that we are disadvantaged in every areas of our lives. Not so brothers and sisters. Don’t allow your life to be directed by situations and circumstances. Don’t quit. God is able to turn your obstacles into miracles and your barriers into breakthroughs.

Don’t look down, think of one thing you are grateful for that you have never been grateful for. Don’t think death,  poverty or problems. Think life because there is hope for you in Christ. Talk about your blessings more than you talk about your burdens. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

Romans 8:31 (NIV) says, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” 

No matter what this day may bring, I encourage you to be grateful for all that you have and all that you don’t have. It’s not what you are that holds you back in your journey of faith, it’s what you think you’re not. There is a way that has been provided and paid in full. God did it! So fear not, God is your source. He stays near when you call on to Him in prayer.

Stay the course today, endure with hope and be blessed in the Lord’s Grace.

@IamAlipapa

Stop Struggling. Rest! 

Dearly Beloved,

I have struggled to be alive from the day I arrived here on earth. I have struggled in my finances and in my businesses. I have had struggles in my relationships. I know what it means to be loved and to be hated. I know what it means to be suicidal. I know what it means to be depressed. I know what it means to be on the street at age 7. I know what it means to be in and out of school. I have struggled with low self-esteem. I have struggled in every areas of my life. But all that struggle came to an end when I allowed God to help me. I stopped struggling when I said to myself, “enough is enough”. I stopped struggling when I realised that before I had all these challenges, God already had the solution. God has already been there and paved the way for me.

Hebrews 4:9 (MSG) says, “The promise of “arrival” and “rest” is still there for God’s people. 10 God himself is at rest. And at the end of the journey we’ll surely rest with God”.

I know it’s difficult for me to ask you to stop struggling when I haven’t walked in your shoes but I will tell you anyway because you can’t stop me from sharing the love of God and how I express it. Should I be talking this way? Isn’t that rude? No! I am not trying to be rude. I am only trying to let you know that we don’t have control over people. You will be struggling without knowing it if you are trying to change me. That applies to you too. Stop struggling to make things happen. Stop struggling to justify your failure and setbacks. Stop struggling with how to ask her out. Stop struggling to impress your Pastor. Stop struggling to impress your boss. Stop struggling to impress your spouse. Stop struggling to impress anyone and everyone in your sphere of contact. Stop struggling to make ends meet. The Lord is your shepherd. Make a demand on your daily bread – Matthew 6:11 (KJV). The reason why God lifted your burden is so that you will stop struggling under the weight of things He didn’t plan for you. So trust Him today with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding – Proverbs 3:5.

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It Came To Pass

Dear Someone,

Life is filled with challenges. You are going to experience seasons in your relationships, finances, health and in your spiritual life. There will be times when everything looks terrible. Many of these challenges or seasons will find their way to your front door uninvited. The Bible calls it evil day. The day the enemy will come to destroy and to steal your happiness. But don’t be surprised when things get tough. Times of hardness are inevitable.

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Don’t confuse your path with your destination, just because it’s stormy now, doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for sunshine – Unknown.

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