Thursday, 26 November 2015
Life as a minister of GOD or as a shepherd is not easy. I have learned to reach out and take off particular clothing, that I would never have parted with, in order to bring that one 'sheep' back home. I have learned to take off the garment of pride for instance so that I can don the one of humility so that I can reach out to the ‘lost one’.
Now, I do not know about you but for me I let people walk out of my life or I walk out of their lives. Before I became a fulltime minister, this would not bother me at all. In fact, this was one of the ways that helped me cope with life and with life’s disappointments. Nonetheless, when I accepted the call to serve GOD, I found that I could not always do what I felt like doing or magnify my feelings...I had to do what GOD told me to do regardless of whether I wanted to do it or not. Sometimes, I did not feel ‘healed’ enough to return to the one who caused me pain or with whom I had disagreed but GOD insisted that I do and I did.
If you have been following what the Spirit of GOD is saying in this season, you must know that we are in a season of mercy and reconciliation. In alignment with this, a few weeks back GOD impressed it upon my heart to forgive certain people and I did. Now, in case you are wondering, I do apologize a lot but sometimes people are not that willing to take me back.
Now, I had a silent disagreement with someone a few months back and that deafening silence, that I am almost sure you identify with, developed. I had apologized to her for what I had done wrong but I think she was too hurt to continue being friends with me. Therefore, that silence began. You must realize that GOD will often let me peek into people’s hidden sentiments towards me so I knew exactly what she felt towards me. However, I did not feel up to saving that ‘friendship’ and so I let it go – I did not hold on to it. In fact, I justified myself that my part in her life was done.
However, just yesterday (after a few nudges in that direction) GOD told me to open the communication lines! Of course, it was not what I wanted to do – my pride did not want me to do that! Nevertheless, GOD insisted that I do so so I did. I cannot lie to you that she sounded enthusiastic to hear from me and she definitely did not show it but I had done my part and that was that. I did not intend to do anything else other than that but GOD wanted me to persist so He led me to reach out to her again this morning. I did not say much but I only did what GOD prompted me to do and left it at that. Interestingly, this time it was not that hard seeing that I did not expect any enthusiasm from that corner but her response indicated that she had warmed up somewhat!
Now, the reason that I am writing to you today is to let you know that I have realized that, as a minister of GOD, I have a very big responsibility to the flock. I cannot afford negative sentiments that stand in the way of peace and reconciliation!
Secondly, I realize that I must go after the ‘broken’, the ‘maimed’ and the lost! I cannot rest on my laurels and enjoy the sun while some sheep is hurting out there! My friend’s reaction when I first reached out to her yesterday reminds me of a lost cock. When I was a child, we had a handful of chicken at any given time. However, sometimes, they would wander off and lose their way back home. We would then have to look for them but when we found them, they would retreat into a corner too scared to come to our arms. They would scamper off in fright until we would force our way and gather them in our arms.
As a minister of GOD, I must insist. I must insist and force love to the same person who does not want it from me. I now know that, sometimes, people do not know what is good for them and I must insist, push my way, and gather them in my arms.
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me — just as the Father knows me and I know the Father — and I lay down my life for the sheep” (John 10:11-15).
When I asked GOD to make me walk the true Shepherd’s path, I did not know that it would involve circumstances such as these. I did not know that for me to become a good shepherd or to walk the true Shepherd’s path, I would have to be the hired hand first! I did not know that I would even abandon the sheep at some point and then be gently reminded to return to them.
A good shepherd does not sit back and watch some sheep, in pain, crouch away in a corner afraid and alone. He ‘gets out of the comfort of his home’ and goes out, ‘in the dark’, to rescue the ‘lost one’. He braves the ‘dangers of the night’ and lays down his life. Now, the dangers of the night may be rejection by the ‘sheep’. While pride and all such things that you hold dear to you and would stand in the way of your going after that lost sheep, epitomize your life. You have to lay down these things and go after that sheep and rescue him or her.
You may think that since you are not a minister in Church, with a title, that this does not apply to you but it does. Even as you read this, the Spirit of GOD is impressing it upon you to reach out to that lost sheep. That person who looks up to you or sees you as his or her mentor is the sheep that GOD placed in your life. Let go of your pride and make that connection – insist on breaking the silence and bring that sheep back to your ‘sheep-pen’.
Dear GOD, I admit that I have sometimes been the hired hand! I have abandoned the sheep of my sheep pen because of pride and similar negative emotions. Please forgive me. I now return to you and ask you to make me a good shepherd. Make me like Christ who lay down His life for me. Strip me of all those negative emotions and character traits that hinder me from being a good shepherd. I thank you, LORD, because you have done it. In Jesus’ name, I have prayed, amen.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
3rd December 2009
“I will reposition people this season. I will take them from seemingly comfortable positions, positions from which they could hear me and in which they got the best results and anoint other positions. I will then place them in new positions chosen and anointed by me. Something uncomfortable will have to happen first for them to consider moving but I will show them a new side of me when they do. I will move in ways that I have never moved in before and a revival shall begin. The revival will start now and flow into the next year (personal and congregational)”.
“It is important for you to be in the right place at the right time with the right people because it will be disastrous for the winds of revival to find you in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong people. Pray for the right positioning, right people, and the right time”.
“I AM repositioning people spiritually and physically and taking them out of their comfort zone. Many are now accomplishing their missions in certain geographical areas and have to move or BE MOVED. When you stay long in an area, the enemy finds a way of getting to you. Therefore, I AM moving people out of geographical areas as well as spiritual ones. LET GO and let me move you to higher and better spiritual heights from which I will also move you when your mission there is accomplished”.
“You have been too long at mount Horeb. It is time to move! Get ready for the new positions. Change your perception of me, your place in the kingdom, and of everything, because there is something new happening in this place and it requires a new mentality”.
“I AM waking up people from their slumber. My time is now. People you did not imagine would be born again are going to be born again and will be on fire for Christ. A fire has been ignited in Heaven. Will you run with it? Will you catch it?
In this season, my Spirit is moving heavily and swiftly like a mighty wind! Do not miss it”!
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Below, is a word that GOD gave me years back.
7th April 2009
“Isaac had to pray for twenty years for Rebekah to conceive yet I had promised that it would be through him that the blessing would be reckoned”.
Okay, GOD has been telling me to speak to you about ‘TWENTY YEARS’.
This primarily has to do with fulfillment of your promises. Although GOD made you a promise, you did not see the physical manifestation of it. Therefore, you began praying about it twenty years ago. GOD says that it is now the appointed time for its manifestation. You will receive what you have been praying for for twenty years.
“I have been with you for twenty years now. Your sheep and goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks. I did not bring you animals torn by wild beasts; I bore the loss myself. And you demanded payment from me for whatever was stolen by day or night. This was my situation: The heat consumed me in the daytime and the cold at night, and sleep fled from my eyes. It was like this for the twenty years I was in your household. I worked for you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, and you changed my wages ten times” (Genesis 31:38-41).
For twenty years, Jacob worked for Laban who changed his wages in ten times during that time. It is now time for you to flee from 'Laban'. GOD will remember you and not only rebuke your Laban but also reward you for all those years that Laban cheated you.
“Because he had nine hundred iron chariots and had cruelly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years, they cried to the LORD for help” (Judges 4:3).
You have cried out to the LORD, concerning a certain situation, for the last twenty years. Yes, your enemy was much stronger than you were but now your deliverance is here. GOD will give you rest from your enemy.
Some reading this do not know that the thing that troubles them now began twenty years ago. For twenty years, you have cried out to the LORD to save you and it is now time for your salvation.
“Samson led Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines” (Judges 15:20).
“...and he reigned for twenty years. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD” (2Kings 15:27-28).
GOD is raising up some people to ‘lead’ His people for twenty years but they must be careful not to veer from His ways.
Monday, 16 November 2015
“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25).
For about two weeks now, GOD has been reminding me to keep in step with His Spirit. However, I did not know that the examination would be a hard one to pass and that it would have do with mercy. I needed to forgive, release peace instead of strife and then maintain my joy in salvation.
27th August 2015
Winds of mercy are blowing right now. May they embrace you.
14th November 2015
We are in a season of mercy, humility, submission, and reconciliation.
Whenever GOD tells us to forgive others and reconcile with them, spiritual promotion is around the corner. In fact, it is interesting that your way up is down. When you humble yourself, you are exalted.
Now, in August, GOD spoke to me about mercy and then He said it again a few days back. This was right after a bout of anger. You see, the Spirit of GOD revealed what two people said against me and I was livid. However, in a matter of minutes, the same Spirit told me to have mercy! To be honest with you, I was so comfortable being angry that I did not want to release them but because GOD instructed me to do so, I did. Now, I did not know that He was talking to me not only about those two people but also about someone else who was going to hurt me so deeply that I would need to be merciful towards her. Without warning, just last night it happened! Someone, to whom I have done no wrong by the grace of GOD, wronged me again. I was more than livid.
“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord” (Romans 12:17-19).
The gentle morning hours found me on the warpath. I opened my mouth and pronounced vile words upon her! I justified myself as I fought on and did not even want to forgive her or bless her. Nonetheless, as I continued in my tirade, the Spirit of GOD rushed in and told me to bless. He reminded me that He had brought me to that place to bless not to curse. He slowly prized my fingers off my ‘weapon of cursing’ and helped me to forgive. He also reminded me that it is His to avenge and mine to bless, so, I began blessing my enemy even if it was not easy.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful” (Colossians 3:15).
Just then, He reminded me to thank Him for the attack and I painfully did so. I must tell you that as soon as I thanked GOD for the attack, the pain abated. As I continued to bless her, I felt relief even as I reached out for the plunder. I decreed and declared what I would like to have in all areas of my life and I thanked GOD for answering.
Now, again, I want to tell you that the winds of change are blowing and they bring mercy with them. Do not miss the chance to be merciful. I know that it is painful but also that this is hard to achieve but the Spirit of GOD will enable you to do what He wants you to do.
Dear GOD, even if by your grace, I live at peace with my enemy she fights me with every opportunity that she gets and sometimes she succeeds. I do not understand why you let this happen but I know that you are the GOD who knows the end from the beginning and I know that this will end one day.
Nonetheless, when she attacks me I have sometimes opened my mouth and cursed her. Please forgive me. I know that you command me to bless my enemy but also that I should be thankful when bad things happen to me. Please remind me to do so, always and to remember to leave room for your vengeance.
I now, forgive my enemy and bless her. I pray that she will live long on this earth and will enjoy perfect health. I pray that you will bless her in all areas of her life.
Father, you have taught me that in every war there is plunder. From this battleground, I now take my plunder in form of power, wealth, marriage, children, anointing, and my uninterruptible connection with you. I thank you, LORD, because you have given me victory and made me plunder my enemy. In Jesus’ name, I have prayed, amen.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Okay, I thought we were done for the day but GOD told me to post this as well. Enjoy.
9th June 2009
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore, the LORD your GOD has set you above your companions and anointed you with the oil of joy.
- The tears and the disappointments have been many for the love ofrighteousness but I AM changing all that. I AM going to make you laugh. I AM going to pay you back with the oil of gladness.Your companions shall see your joy and hear it from afar - that will be my payment to them.14th June 2009Today, I have restored you. I AM taking away all those that you called ‘friends’. The devil had set them up to destroy you but they are now out of your life. Be careful whom you call friend. Do not let anyone get too close to you. I have called you for mighty works in the kingdom that many will try to bring you down and that is why I have sent away the sons of the concubines from Isaac – they will not share in your inheritance. The abomination that causes desolation has been destroyed and the sanctuary is now consecrated once more.DO NOT CALL FRIEND WHAT THE WORLD CALLS FRIEND or FAMILY WHAT THE WORLD CALLS FAMILY. THE WAR HAS BEGUN. BE WATCHFUL AND REMAIN WATCHFUL. YOU MUST ALWAYS BE DRESSED FOR BATTLE AND ALWAYS KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT, FOR THE ENEMY IS WAITING FOR THE WORDS THAT COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH.
In case, you missed it on Facebook, this is what GOD wants me to tell you today.
31st May 2009
31st May 2009
“This is your season – your season of laughter. ‘Madea’ was only preparing you”.
“They shall see and hear and will be surprised. They will wonder how, when, where it all happened and where it was all knit together”.
Friday, 6 November 2015
You will agree with me that, sometimes, people come into our lives for such a short time and then they are gone! Before I can preach to them or actively cause any impact on them, they are gone and I am left wondering whether I did right...
Sometimes, I am saddened by the fact that people exit my life without giving their lives to Christ! I then rebuke myself for having not done much more to win them over. So many thoughts go through my mind. However, I do not berate myself that much because I know that I keep in step with the Spirit of GOD. By His grace, l always do what I am supposed to do in people’s lives.
However, since I am so used to ‘doing’, I will often forget that GOD brings some people into my life to ‘do’ and I thank Him for that! However, because they are not born again, I sometimes ‘miss it’. Nevertheless, I purpose to (consciously but also without conscious effort) do all that I can do to bring them closer to GOD than they were when I first met them. I also purpose to be humble enough to let people do what they are supposed to do in my life.
Dear GOD, sometimes, I go on about my daily errands mindless of whether I am influencing those that you bring into my life. Please forgive me. I now purpose to influence everyone by my character and by my words so that they leave changed.
I am also aware that you, sometimes, bring them to me so that they can influence me in some way. I thank you, LORD. Give me the grace to be humble enough to receive from them regardless of whether they have given their lives to you or not.
Father, some do not even want to listen to me preach to them. Give me the grace to preach to them even without words. Let my actions be the gospel of peace that words could never have preached. In Jesus’ name, I have prayed, amen.