Everything Can Be Turned Around

Beloved,

Today might have started bad, but keep going even if you have made a mistake. I don’t believe in mistakes. Everything can be turned around and in your favour. Don’t accept defeat, don’t accept that low life. Don’t accept failure. Don’t accept that bad report from the doctor. With faith everything can be turned around: A bad day to a good day; a defeat into triumph; failure into success; bad report into a good report. In one act of kindness, everything can be turned around.

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Stop Struggling Now That You Are In Christ.

Beloved,

The battles of life are not always to the strong. Stop struggling and be at rest in Him. Stop struggling like a man without Christ. A child of God works with a different set of rules. It was never your responsibility to win your battles and meet your needs. Stop struggling about tomorrow and about your finances. Stop struggling about how to come out of that blessed mess – God is on your side. It was never your responsibility to heal yourself, or to deliver yourself and set yourself free – God is your deliverer. Stop struggling with your health – healing is already yours. Rest and know that none of those things are your responsibility – those are His responsibilities.

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It’s Time!

I don’t know who this is for… God is saying it’s time to, “…let down your nets for a catch.” It’s time to give your faith a target. It’s time for you to launch out on your own. It’s time to quit complaining. It’s time to get up from that sick bed… God wants to give you more than what you need.

Luke 5:4
When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”

Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)
God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

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Your Season Is Here

Dear Someone,

GOD is about to give you a STANDING OVATION. God is about to SHOWCASE you. GOD is about to ANNOUNCE you to the world. Stay the course and on purpose. Something BIG is headed your way.

You may be in a dark season right now, but a TURNAROUND is coming your way, for which God wants all the glory! You’re about to TESTIFY. Your breakthrough is in arms reach. PEACE is in the valley. Hold on, a turnaround is coming. Greater is on the Way. A turnaround is coming. Stay FAITHFUL and be encouraged. Don’t shake. Don’t quake. God’s got you. What looks impossible RIGHT NOW, God is about to make it POSSIBLE and bring a MIRACLE!

In Him,

@IamAlipapa.

JOHN 11:43-45 (MSG)
43 THEN HE SHOUTED, “LAZARUS, COME OUT!” 44 AND HE CAME OUT, A CADAVER, WRAPPED FROM HEAD TO TOE, AND WITH A KERCHIEF OVER HIS FACE. JESUS TOLD THEM, “UNWRAP HIM AND LET HIM LOOSE.” 45 THAT WAS A TURNAROUND FOR MANY OF THE JEWS WHO WERE WITH MARY. THEY SAW WHAT JESUS DID, AND BELIEVED IN HIM.

The Blessing Is Signed 

Dear Someone,

HIS favor is for a life time. Nothing your haters can do. Nothing your enemies can do. Nothing the forces of darkness can do. Nothing the forces of nature can do either. The blessing is signed! What the enemy has stolen, GOD is about to restore back to you. If GOD says it, that settles it.

Things are not as bad as your situation will want you to think. Take the chance today, stay the course, endure with hope and be blessed in the Lord’s Grace.

In Him,

@IamAlipapa.

Genesis 22:17 (MSG) “I’ll bless you – oh, how I’ll bless you! And I’ll make sure that your children flourish – like stars in the sky! like sand on the beaches! And your descendants will defeat their enemies”.

Job 42:10 (AMP) “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job and restored his fortunes, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before”. 

Do Not Worry About Your Life

Dearly Beloved,

I am aware of your situations. I am aware of the battle before you in your marraige. I am aware of your financial situation. I know the struggle is tough and it’s real but I want you to know that the enemy has picked an unwinnable fight against you. You are mine and you already have the victory. Your condition may not look like you have the victory but you have it. Walk like it and talk like it for I know what you need and I have already made provisions.

Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of Me. They are ever happy, less worried and lack nothing. They do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet, I, your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable to me than they? If I feed the birds of the air, won’t I also take care of you?

You are so much important to me. You count far more to me than the birds of the air. And you must always remember that I am your Shepherd. You will never lack (Ps 23:1 NIV) irrespective of what you can see physically around you and in your bank account. Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you (Job 12:7-10). I am your shield and your exceedingly great reward.

Your season of restoration is upon you. Look to Me for your supply and expect My blessings to flow towards you. Whatever obstacle you are facing today, know that I will always lead you to a place of triumph in Christ (2 Corinthians  2:14).

Love,
Your Greater One, who is unconquerable.

LOOK AT THE BIRDS! THEY DON’T WORRY ABOUT WHAT TO EAT-THEY DON’T NEED TO SOW OR REAP OR STORE UP FOOD-FOR YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER FEEDS THEM. AND YOU ARE FAR MORE VALUABLE TO HIM THAN THEY ARE– MATTHEW 6:26 (TLB).

You Have  Come Too Far 

Dear Someone,

The enemy is working overtime, he’s working 24/7/365 days so as to be able to shake your confidence. The enemy is working overtime just to break you down. The enemy is working overtime to get you out of your place in God because his time is almost up. The enemy is working overtime to eliminate your work in the kingdom, don’t let ANYTHING stop you from building. He is working overtime to steal, kill and to destroy. You must stayed prayed up. You must resist him and and he will flee. James 4:7 (AMP) says, “be subject to God. Resist the devil , and he will flee from you”. You are not without help. The enemy is working but GOD is also working full time, over time 24/7/365.

Since the enemy is working overtime to make you believe following God will not pay off, remind yourself that you have come too far from where you started from. You can’t give up now. Stand firm knowing that no weapon formed or fashion against you can prosper.

Isaiah 54:15-17 (AMP) says, “Behold, they may gather together and stir up strife, but it is not from Me. Whoever stirs up strife against you shall fall and surrender to you. 16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows on the fire of coals and who produces a weapon for its purpose; and I have created the devastator to destroy. 17 But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This  is the heritage of the servants of the Lord ; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me , says the Lord”.

Don’t let him rob you of the blessings that’s tied to your faith. You have come too far to fail. You have come too far to give up on Him now. You have come too far to quit on His Word. You have come way too far from where you started from with God to quit. Success  happens for those that refuse to give up, give out or quit! Fight the good fight of faith. Fight and don’t give up. You have come too far. This might be your role in history, in demonstrating the character of God.

It is  when you are very close to your breakthrough sometimes that is when the pressure of life seems to be the greatest. But you have come too far to give up now. Continue to stay strong and  watch what happens in your situations. You might not have done all you wanted in the past 11 months of this glorious year of restoration but you have come too far to stop now. It doesn’t matter what you have been through, that’s life – they happen for your good. You have come too far to return empty.Whatever it’s that may have rattled  you to the core, it does NOT have to break you! You have come too far to stop now!

Look back on how far you have come and choose to believe God today. Choose to stay the course and on purpose. The universe has your back. Come into an  agreement with God and DECIDE you have come too far to turn back now! Don’t get weary, don’t give up! You have come too far to look back. Learn from your experiences, good or bad and stay the course. YOU HAVE COME TOO FAR TO END IT. You were made for so much more.

His Name is sufficient for you to go through whatever situation you are in right now. You have come a long way too far the Lord cannot allow you to go back and suffer shame. You have come too far to settle for less than HIS best: know your worth. You have come too far to give up who you are. There is a glorious celebration of your victory .Find your light and never let it go. When darkness closes in, don’t run away, be brave and turn to the light and love of His Word.

Most of your dreams will take time to come to realisation but  DON’T get discouraged and DON’T GIVE UP! You have come too far in that good work you are doing! You have come too far with God, not to believe! Today is not going to be as bad as your situation will want you to think. You have come too far to go back to your old way of living. Be strong and of good courage. Learn to rest in God. It’s a mark of absolute trust in Him. And remember, your times are in HIS hands. You have come too far, survived so much to give up now. God is up to something even when you don’t seem to see it. YOU have come too far to shrink back or hold back now.
You may have made mistakes but you are not the person you used to be, you have come too far to stop now. Refuse to be defined by your mistakes or your past. There will always be room for improvement. And your change is on the way. Don’t give up! You have come too far to give up. It won’t be long. Things are working together for your good. You have come too far to let the drama on the news get you down. You have come too far to start slacking. You didn’t come this far only to come this far. Keep pushing, Keep striving! Finish strong, you can do it!

God has never planned a defeat for you. He is not about to. You have come too far to give up on Him. You have come too far to believe God is not going to take you any further. You have come too far to give up now! So keep moving forward! Keep your eyes on the finish line. The Hand of God is heavy upon your life, you cannot give up. You have come too far not to go further, you have done too much not to do more.

You managed to get this far so there is absolutely no reason why you can’t go  on. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (AMP)  days, “For we walk by faith  not by sight or appearance”. Unfair things happen, stuffs happen – bad marriage or relationship, financial mess, poor health, lack of job, fear, depression, anxiety, benevolence – but you have come too far to let setbacks stop you from stepping forward. Leave it all behind you. Keep going one step at a time. It may look dark, but His grace has brought you this far. You can make it! You will make it! Let me get an Amen!

In Him,
@IAmAliPapa.

Stay The Course (10)

Dearly Beloved,

Many times in your journey of life,  your actions will be perceived differently than how you meant them to be perceived. You will be misunderstood and your motives will be called into question. Whenever you try to do something you will risk rejection, you will risk ridicule, and you will be misunderstood. That’s life but don’t allow that to stop you. Many times it will shock you to hear what others thought about you, especially when you knew your intentions were right. You may have meant one thing, but everyone may have seemed to perceive something totally different from what you intended. At such times, you must remind yourself that you are not alone. Jesus was misunderstood. He suffered in the hands of men. In His short lifetime He encountered both love and hate, acceptance and rejection, belief and unbelief. Jesus lived with people who understood Him and with those who misunderstood Him.

There may be sometimes when someone may question your motives when you are trying to get the blessing from God. Someone may think you want that to be puffed up. You want that job so you can be a big shot. You want that so you can be better than others. Your Pastor and folks in the church may even misunderstand your motives, but persevere in your prayer anyway.

Do you feel misunderstood and forsaken by the people you love? Have you been falsely accused and stripped of everything, without a dime to your name? Don’t cry. Don’t quit. Don’t pack your bags yet. Back off, take some time to think and pray about the matter before you proceed. Don’t let the devil get you all upset because you were misunderstood. Stay the course and on purpose because our Lord knows how to relate to you in your situation. He has been there and He is in it with you. He said to us in John 16:33, “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”.

So I say to you today to be of good cheer. You will always be misunderstood, mistreated, and maligned but again, stay the course and on purpose. Joseph was misunderstood, mistreated, and maligned but he stayed the course and everything worked together for his good. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”.

You know the story of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1:1-21. The Bible says the other wife, the adversary, mocked her, tormented her, and used every opportunity available to show her she is barren. Even the prophet, when he saw Hannah praying, thought she was drunk. The prophet misunderstood her, but that didn’t stop God. God has decided her time and season. When her day came, the mockers were silenced. All things worked together for her good.

If in your place of work, you did something you thought was good and required commendation, but instead you found yourself being persecuted for your good works, don’t feel bad about it. Just because you’re good and doing the right thing doesn’t mean everybody is going to be cheering you on. There might be those that’ll resist you, and try to make you stray away from your path; they might even call you evil, in spite of your good works; you must maintain your composure. Refuse to change. Stay the course with the Word of God in your heart and in your mouth. As you do, keep manifesting His righteousness, no matter the criticism’ and you’ll always win.

Learn to give Him thanks in every situation. If they treated you bad, give Him thanks. if they lied against you, give Him thanks. If they hate you, give Him thanks. If they misunderstood you, give Him thanks. Give Him thanks for this is the will of God for you – 1 Thessalonians 5:18. No matter how dark and hopeless the situation may look – give Him thanks. Today, give Him thanks! It doesn’t matter if what you’re praying for is yet to materialize. It doesn’t matter who is against you in your office or in your home. It doesn’t matter where they are planning against you. It  doesn’t matter how deep the valley is. He will walk with you. He will comfort you – Psalm 23:4. It doesn’t count who is trying to bring you down or talk down on you, “…God will never let you down; He’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; He’ll always be there to help you come through it”. (1 Corinthians 10:13 Message).

Hannah prayed from her heart, and Eli thought she was drunk because people who pray are most generally misunderstood (1 Samuel 1:14). So don’t be discouraged when you are misunderstood. “Don’t be afraid… The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” – Exodus 14:13-14 NLT. When you have been wounded, unfairly treated and misunderstood, forgive and stay the course. Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you – Deuteronomy 31:6 MSG.

God is your present help. You can call out to Him and He will answer AND deliver. Rest, knowing that what looked like a really bad situation is about to become your praise report that God really does use ALL things for your good.

In His Service,
Ali Papa.
@IamAlipapa

It’s Too Late To Fail

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Dearly Beloved of God,

Before God blesses a man, He knows his terrain, society and the wickedness of men around him, yet He goes ahead to bless him. He goes ahead to prepare a table for him in the presence of his enemy because He has already prepared a hedge around him.

Are you aware that God cannot bless you without also protecting you? Job never knew that but Satan knew. Satan said to God in Job 1:10 TLB, “You have always protected him (Job) and his home and his property from all harm. You have prospered everything he does – look how rich he is! No wonder he ‘worships’ you!”.

Job never knew there was a hedge around him. He never knew that God was watching over him, protecting him, his home and his properties from harm. While God was protecting him, Job was operating with a lesser light of who God is, he was confessing fear. Job was destroyed by the devil because of his fear. He said in  Job 3:25-26, “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.”

Who told Job that he wasn’t in safety? Where did fear came from? Where did great fear came from? At what point did he not know that God was protecting him? The same question goes for you too – why are you walking in fear? Why are you having sleepless night over your finances? Why are you depressed over that “blessed mess”? Why are you telling everyone around you that things are bad? Why are you miserable because you are not where you want to be? Why are you suffering from panic attacks? Who told you that things will never get better? Who told you that there is no hope for you? Who told you that the economic situation you are in cannot work together for your good?

Brothers and sisters, fear doesn’t come from God. It comes from the devil. If you believe that God is telling the truth in His Word, if you believe that He is capable of doing what He said He would do in His Word, then you will have no fear of anything. You are a blessed man or woman endowed with the very best of God. You might not look like one now but you are still blessed because that’s who God created you to be and that is how He sees you. Stop complaining about your condition – it will not change it. The more you complain to everyone the more you are breaking the hedge that God has placed around you. Ecclesiastes 10:8 says he that breaks the hedge the serpent will bite. God has given you His Word, act on them. Isaiah -54:17 says. “No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants (sons) of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”

It’s your responsibility to see with the eyes of the Spirit and talk right. When God blesses you He doesn’t reverse it but it’s your responsibility to protect it through faith and not fear. Become strong and courageous in battle. Fuel your body, your senses and your Spirit with His Word. To reign in life means to rule like a king. We are to live and rule like kings. Do kings get up in the morning fearful and ashamed? No, they arise with regal dignity and dominion. You have the royal bloodline of Jesus flowing through you. You also have God’s approval and with it you are to rule the circumstances of your daily living.

Today is not the day to walk in fear. No! Remind yourself at all times that you are on the right side and cannot be defeated. It’s too late to fail now. You have been serving the Lord for too long to give up on Him and His Word. Don’t disqualify yourself from His blessings! It’s too late for the devil but not too late for God. It’s not too late for that healing. It’s not too late for that miracle! It’s not too late to have a baby. It’s not too late to get another job. It’s not too late for you to have your own family. Refuse to give up, keep talking your way up, keep declaring your healing, keep seeing your advancement, keep on taking the land and your healing will come to pass, your next job will come, your money will come,  that situation will change, that promotion will come.

No matter what you have lost, regardless of the season of your forfeiture, it’s not too late for you to recover all that you have lost because of fear. No matter what you have been through or what you’re facing, it’s not too late. God can bring healing and complete restoration to every area of your life. He is your Heavenly father, and He is faithful to keep His promises. I don’t care how old you are or how big your mountain is, your sun will rise again, the Lord is about to do great things for you! When God opens the door to you, no man can shut it. “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass” – Psalm 37:5. What the enemy intends for evil, He will use for good. Refuse to fear knowing that the day will come when those that have forsaken you will earnestly seek your help.

Stay the course and on purpose. Don’t look to yourself. Don’t focus on your circumstances. Look to Jesus! Hebrews 13:8 promises: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” If God did it before for Job, He sure can do it again for you. He will put a hedge around you, He will always protected you and your home and your property from all harm. He will prosper everything that you do. In Jesus Name!

In His Service,
~Ali Papa.

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