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14Mar
The Realm of the Genius
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Everyone who has ever done anything noteworthy with their life lives or lived with a strong conviction about what is not yet seen in the physical. They feel so strongly about the thing they do not yet see that their lives are dedicated to bringing the unseen in to the realm of the seen!

This is where every genius lives!

HOW DO WE SEE THE UNSEEN?

NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. (Hebrews 11:1 AMP)

You can see what is not revealed to the senses by faith (confidence in Jesus, in who He says He is, what He has done for you & what he says about your circumstances).

If your natural senses can not see the healing, finances, joy, peace, wisdom that you need, by faith you can see these things!

WHY BOTHER TRYING TO SEE THE INVINCIBLE?

By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. (Hebrews 11:3 NKJV)

Here is why it is important to engage what is unseen…because everything that is seen came out of things that are unseen!

The mistake we make is that we are looking for money we can see…to change the debt we can see…but that’s not how it works…we change things that are seen, with things that are unseen!

You are trying to change your insecurities which can be seen, by wearing more make up or by plastic surgery or by changing you clothes…we are trying to change what we can see with things that can be seen…

The bible says that things that are seen were not made of things that can be seen…things that can be seen were made of things that cannot be seen!

And so until we start looking at things that cannot be seen, then we are not yet ready to become those who can change what we can see!

Until WE start to engage faith, which is the ability to see what cannot be seen, we will forever be excluded from the realm that births change in this world!

We were all designed to create & to consume. Without faith you will spend the most of your life paying a premium for what others create for you.

Without faith we are at the mercy of those who create what you consume.

There’s nothing wrong with consuming what others create, that’s how God designed us. But there is everything wrong with never creating, but always consuming because the consumer always pays a premium to the creator!

You are paying £30 for a meal that cost £3…because one person had enough faith to make the meal…out of nothing!

You are paying £500 for your phone that probably cost £50 to make because somebody else created it and the first time you saw it was after it was created!

THE BEST THING THAT GOD DID FOR US WAS TO GIVE US THE PRIVILEGE OF CHOOSING WHAT WE SEE WITH MY MIND, BECAUSE THIS MEANS WE ARE NEVER STUCK IN THE WORLD THAT ANOTHER PERSON CREATES FOR US!

By looking at Jesus and developing confidence in Him, you can create a new reality.

We are not victims of the circumstances we face because we have the Words of the maker of the universe. With these words, we can tap into the realm of the genius.

What does the bible say about what you’re facing? Think on those words RELENTLESSLY!

The realm of the unseen is where the genius lives!

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26Feb
Change your light, Change your life
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Also He said to them, “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand? (Mark 4:21 NKJV)

There is an awesome story bible story in Acts 20 about Paul which I love so much. In this passage, God tells Paul that as he (Paul) would die in Jerusalem, but Paul’s response was…However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. (Acts 20:24)

It is natural to be fearful and to even change your plans if someone told you that in your journey to your place of work or study you would be killed…well unless you have a different understanding…a different light on your lamp-stand that means that you don’t see impending death (as prophesied by God HIMSELF…not a spooky Christian) as an obstacle, or as something that should cause you to change your plans.

An understanding of what God said in His Word brings or sheds light on how you see your life (Psalm 119:130). Let this light be a blue light.

An understanding of what every other person/circumstance says also brings or sheds a different kind of light on what you face. Let this light be a red light.

Now once you turn the light on, once you place the lamp on your lamp stand everything in your environment starts to reflect the light you turned on! So everything in your life right now is either looking blue or looking red! Everything is you see now is seen through the light shinning in the eys of your understanding.

Since my beautiful daughter was born, the baby light has been turned on in the eyes of my understanding so now my whole world is reflecting that light! I am no longer just thinking about myself but I am thinking about everything because in view of my understanding that I now have a daughter. In fact I even feel like there are more babies in the world now!

Everything you are seeing with your natural eyes is reflecting the light shining in the eye of your understanding. In other words, what you understand about what you are facing right now informs how you feel about what you are facing. Your understanding also informs the conclusions you are drawing from what you face.

I believe the Bible. I believe in Jesus. Here’s what the bible says about Jesus: In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:4, 5 NIV)

Today, let’s make some decisions to do some things:

1- Get understanding about Jesus and what He says about you and your circumstance
2- Take down the “red light” (what you naturally understand about what you’re facing) from the lamp-stand of your heart.
3- Put up the “blue light” that is Jesus on the lamp-stand of your heart.

Let an understanding of Jesus be the light through which you see your relationships, future, your identity, your circumstances etc! Make a decision that it’s the blue light that informs everything you see in your life!!

When you see your life differently, you will see different things in your life! Change your light, Change your life

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24Jan
Make up your mind!
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Romans 16:25 – Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past

A man/woman without conviction is like someone giving life an extremely limp wristed handshake. 

I love the conviction of Paul in the bible. He was so convinced of who He was that He would often write about himself ” Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God (Colossians 1:1, 2 Timothy 1:1, Ephesians 1:1). And with regards to his messages, He boldly refers to it as “MY GOSPEL”…notice how unapologetic he was! 

I think people who do significant things with their lives are people of great conviction. They are people who are clear about what they believe and who they are. Paul still has critics today, but i believe that it is this clarity about who he had become by the grace of God that sets him head and shoulders above his peers. No one can take away the product of his conviction – 2/3rds of the best selling book of all time! 

Everyone – critics & cheerleaders alike – has an opinion about who you are and where you are headed. I think most people spend their lives living out what others think about them. I reckon that’s a one way route to destination mediocre, because you will always be dancing to the tune of the opinion poles and you never get the chance to be yourself long enough to be good at being you! 

One of the things I love about being a person of faith is that I can find out who I am FROM MY MAKER! So can you!

Whatever you do, there’s always going to be someone who has an opinion of who you are and who you should be…and you will wear yourself out if you live to prove them wrong or prove them right. It’s like being tossed around by every wind of doctrine! (Ephesians 4:14)

Find out who you are. Be clear about you are. People should confirm who you are not tell you who you are. Honestly, regularly & truthfully review your beliefs, and stay true to them. 

In order to get good at being you, you’ll have to spend your life being you. I believe that everything that God has for you is reserved for the real you, not the you that everyone thinks you are or should be. 

Spend your life being you! 

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29Nov
DON’T MIND THE “EXPERTS”. WORK YOUR “LITTLE” GIFT!!
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I recently came across some people having a conversation about somebody who has (in my opinion) a God given platform to speak to millions of people every day. Typically it was a conversation around how in their “expert” opinion, this person was shallow and didn’t know enough about what he supposedly represents. It always cracks me up when I see people with little or no results pontificating about someone who has achieved more than these “experts”) could ever dream about with all their knowledge! 

The truth in many ways concerning this preacher in question, is that there is not a lot of substance in what they preach. But here is another amazing truth: this guys and his team ARE WORKING THE LITTLE THEY HAVE!! They are WORKING IT with everything they have! The thing that annoys these “experts” is that the more they criticize this dude, the more his platform expands. 

A lot of times, life is not about how much you know, it about what you do with what you know! Jesus’ parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30 highlights this point. The “experts” are like the 5 talent guy, but instead of working what they have like the guy in the parable does, they are busy analysing how little the gift of the 2 talent guy is. Meanwhile the 2 talent guy is busy WORKING HIS 2 TALENTS!! 

Don’t pay attention to those who think little of your gift. Don’t mind those who think you don’t qualify because of something in your past, your education, your background, your style, your weaknesses or even your personality. Yield the little you know to the Grace of God. You might be the least in your field, but God’s grace can empower you to “Labour more than them all” (1 Corinthians 15:10).

You were not called for the audience of the “experts”. God called you to a life lived for the AUDIENCE OF ONE (Jesus). The “Little” you have been given is what makes your life worth it. 

DON’T MIND THE “EXPERTS”. WORK YOUR “LITTLE” GIFT!!

 

 

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06Nov
PUT ON YOUR FIGHTING FACE!
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(MY FIGHTING FACE!)

People who train you in health and safety often advice that before you lift a load, you need to first evaluate the load to see if you can lift it by yourself or if you need help. In life we always face various situations in which we are consciously or unconsciously evaluating what we face and trying to make a decision on whether we are able to tackle the situation by our strength or if we will need help.

Fear sets in when upon evaluation of the load that HAS to move, you find that you don’t have strength equal to the task ahead. This is where you still need a job, but feel you can’t stand another rejection! You still need to be made well, but you can’t stand hoping for a better report this time. You still want a good relationship, but you don’t have the strength to be vulnerable enough to trust again. You want a first class degree but you can’t stand the possibility of failing your exams.

At this point, you can either step sideways or backwards onto another load that you feel your strength can handle, or you step up to the task ahead of you in spite of the disparity between your strength and the strength of what you face. I recommend the later, because the former is a GUARANTEED PATH TO MEDIOCRITY! I recommend you put on your fighting face…not the cute one…the ugly one that comes by default when you mean business…Yeah that one…put it on and step up to the plate!

I believe in God. If you are willing to consider that He is God, He has made some pretty awesome promises to be your helper. He even backed this promise up with a covenant! Check out the following passages from the bible:

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. (Isaiah 40:28, 29 NKJV)

Not only is He the God who gives you strength when you are weakened by what you face, He has also promised to always be with you ; Hebrews 13:5 – Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Today, you can step up to the plate, put on your fighting face and say BOLDLY “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6 NKJV)

STEP UP! WITH GOD, THERE IS NOTHING MEDIOCRE ABOUT YOU. WALK TOWARDS THAT THING KNOWING THAT THE LORD IS YOUR HELLPER!

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26Sep
Set yourself free!
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Bitterness, rage, resentment anger, animosity can easily creep into our lives mostly when we have been offended by someone. Sometimes the offender is aware that they have offended us. At other times they are completely oblivious to the offence. Unfortunately, irrespective of the offenders knowledge and acceptance of their offence, the effects of being offended are still toxic! 

Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit…

Let it go friends! As you let it go, you set yourself free. Most of the time we want them to know that they have offended us! We want them to feel sorry for what they have done before we forgive them! Unfortunately this mindset keeps you enslaved to their response. Most people are slaves to the poor characters of others. You’re better than that! You were not born to be enslaved to the flaws in someone else’s character. 

Check how God forgave us…He completely forgave us before any message was preached to us about our sins against him. He did not wait for us to know about our sins or acknowledge them before he died for us. Learn to forgive before or even without the offender knowing they have offended you. You don’t need to give that driver a nasty stare to let him know his/her driving offended you! Yes sometimes we need to make people aware of their offence just so that we put boundaries in place for the future. But forgiving without feeling the need to announce the offence to the offender is a more powerful way to live. 

Live free! You were born to be free! 

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03Jul
My prayer for the “Prodigal”
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One of the saddest things I’ve seen so often is people who love God so much that they stay away from Him because of their sin. I am moved by people who love God with all their heart but feel that the best thing they can do for God, out of respect for Him is to “stay out of His way”, because of they miss it very often. I have been that person. 

Today I’m praying for you who believes in Jesus in your heart, but you’ve missed it so many times that you feel the need to stay away from any place where He is talked about. You love Him so much that you feel you are contaminating the place where He is exalted. So you stay away. To be honest, a lot of the time church folk don’t help!!

I pray that you realise that He gave everything when you had nothing to offer Him. I pray that you realise that He doesn’t love you because you are always good, but because HE is ALWAYS good.

I pray that just as you are convinced that He sees your mistakes, you will also be convinced that He is ALWAYS your answer & your helper in ALL things! I pray that you will see & hear him more than you see & hear the voice of condemnation.

Today I pray that you find the courage to SPRINT towards HIM…EVERYTIME!

LUKE 15:22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

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02Jul
Death can be the best time of your life!
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Death can be the best time of your life!

In the last week there have been a few reports of people who died, and it has been quite interesting to see how we respond to death.

To a lot of people death is the worst thing that can ever happen to them or to any other person. This is because most of us (Including some christians) are uncertain about what happens after death! This uncertainty is the reason we try to live life with one goal…not dying! (Even though the whole point of life is death…we’ll have to look at that another time)

Unfortunately the person who is afraid of death is the one that is open to all kinds of manipulation. The terrorists can only terorise someone who is afraid of dying! The quack preacher can only con someone who is full of the fear of death. What you fear the most has the greatest potential to control & manipulate you.

Check out what the bible says about JESUS, and what He did when He came a few thousand years ago…

HEBREWS 2:14-15 (MSG) Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it’s logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the Devil’s hold on death and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death.

Jesus offers an alternative to living life full of the fear of death! He embraced death so that we don’t have to be afraid of death. He makes a bold promise that anyone who simply chooses to BELIEVE in HIM will never die (John 3:16). You don’t need to do enough good things to buy that security of receiving that promise, you simply need to TRULY believe! Right living will eventually follow right believing.

If I die, please cry only because you will miss me…I think it’ll be plain rude not to cry if i die! But be extremely happy for me because I believe in Jesus that Man from Galilee. Just like Paul in the bible, I love being here, I love life, but I am fully convinced that the best part of my life only begins when my body dies. I get to walk on streets on Gold. I get to speak with Jesus face to face! I get a glorified body! I am fully convinced that the best part of living is dying. If you know anyone who died believing in Jesus, I understand that you miss them, and I pray that the Spirit of God Himself will confort you. But I the truth, the highest form of reality is that their life just got soooooooooooooo good!

Today you can get that same assurance of life after death. Simply choose to believe that Jesus is the Son of God & that He came to save you from sin. Which means you’ll have to acknowlege that you are a sinner, not because of what you’ve done/are doing, but because you are human! Accroding to the bible because of what Adam did, we are now born into sin. If you choose to believe these things and you are bold enough to say it out loud with your mouth to God, today, you can have the same assurance of faith!

If you already believe in Jesus and you have confessed Him as your Lord, like John says in 1 John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. Don’t live iife afraid of death! Death is the best thing that could ever happen to you!

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27Jun
Let God.
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Let go & Let God

…that’s probably one of the cheesiest advice you can give/receive. However if applied, it’s also one of the most prominent reasons we get to see the end of our faith!

God always gives us dreams that are bigger than our current station. Dreams that have so many unknowns. We don’t like unknowns because we can’t control unknowns! However if your dreams will go past being just a dream, then we need to learn to be comfortable with ambiguity.

I pray that you find the courage in God to step into the “unknown”. That you will recognise that the everything that is unknown to you is known God. I pray that we learn trust God with our “unknowns” and remain faithful in that which we do know.

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27Jun
Father to the Fatherless
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Paslm 68:5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.6 God sets the lonely in families,[c] he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

One recent report on families in the UK suggested that a quarter of all families with dependent children are headed by a single parent, in the vast majority of cases, the mother. Probably more than ever we live in a generation that is growing up without the influence of a father. As a pastor I have found that this is one reason why a lot of people struggle with receiving God as a father, simply because there is no natural reference point to help understand the concept of a father’s love.

Today I am praying for everyone who did or does not have the influence of a father in their life. I pray that you will see that because of what Jesus did, we have been adopted into the family of God. The bible says we received the spirit of adoption when when we believed in Jesus (Galatians 4:6). This profound demonstration of God’s grace is the reason you don’t have to be fearful! You are not destitute. You are not an orphan. God loves you the same way that He loves Jesus. Just like it is inconcievable for a mother to abandon her child, and inconcievable for God to abandon His son Jesus, YOU WILL NEVER BE ABANDONED BY GOD BECAUSE OF JESUS! NOTHING WILL separate you from the LOVE of God for you.

For every wound that has been inflicted because of your experience of fatherhood, I pray that you see that bitterness, unforgiveness, anger is not the only option. There is a balm in gilead. Through Jesus, it is possible to break free from all those negative emotions that stem out of your wounds. As you look to Jesus, as you investigate His character and nature, I believe you will experience supernatural healing for those hurts!

I pray for every father, that God will help you be who you need to be to your children. If you have not been involved in your biological children’s life, I pray that God intervenes in your situation, and that he makes all things possible. I pray that you will see that He is your helper. With Him you can leap over a wall! With Him you can be the best father that you can be today.

I pray for every man, that you will have the courage, the boldness to be a father to somebody. That you will be a reference point for the fatherless, who are hearing the message of the one who is the father to the fatherless.

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