LIE BEFORE GOD

“Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.”
1Samuel 3:9KJV
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The child Samuel was very pious, meek and humble in his service to Eli, the priest, before the Lord. Because of how serviceable he was, he never missed a call from his master. He was so much attentive and obedient to everything he was instructed to do. He made his bed very close to where the ark of God was. Because of where he lied, he clearly heard the voice of God. He positioned himself at the exact place where the presence of God can be felt.

He lied daily before the presence of the Lord. There was never a day that he wasn’t before the Lord. No wonder he became one of the greatest prophets of Israel. The problem with today’s Christian youth is the lack of the spirit of serving. Instead of serving, they want to be served. If you learn how to obey and serve, you’ll be fit to rule and lead. God is looking for those who possess a servant’s heart to make them leaders. His heart is after those who will remain in his presence even if they don’t hear his voice. He is seriously searching for those who will wait until they’re truly called by Him without complaining.

Beloved, it’s time to lie before God, don’t just walk before His presence, make your bed there. It’s time to be willing to serve with a pure heart. Serving God and man is the ultimate purpose of every human on earth. Make your bed before the ark of God!
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PRAYER: I will lie continually before you, Lord Jesus. For in your presence is joy unspeakable and eternal pleasures.
AMEN

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THIS THING IS FROM GOD.

“Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.”
1Kings 12:24KJV

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God had a covenant with David concerning his children that if they’ll hearken unto Him and obey all His commandments, then will He be with them and establish them. But if they forsake Him, He will chastise them with the rod, though His mercy won’t depart from them. When Solomon, the son of David became king, God reinforced this covenant with Him and seasoned it with wisdom and wealth.

Although Solomon fulfilled his purpose of building a house for God, he didn’t follow all the commandments of the Lord as did his father David. As a result, God rented ten tribes of the kingdom from the tribe of Judah and gave it to Jeroboam, instead of Rehoboam, his son. In the aftermath of this, Rehoboam, prepared to battle against the house of Israel to redeem the kingdom back to his tribe out of ignorance; For he didn’t know it was given to Jeroboam in fulfilment of God’s prophecy by Ahijah, the prophet. So the Lord stayed them from warring against their brethren for He said, “…this thing is from me”.

Beloved, there are many things going on in your life that its source is from God. He allows us to pass through the fire to burn all filthiness and makes us shine as the sun. Sometimes we blame ourselves, others or even the devil for the pains we bear, but we must remember that He knows exactly what He is making us to be. We may not understand now, but we will later and will joyfully proclaim in thanksgiving that “this thing was from God!”
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PRAYER: I don’t understand what’s going on in my life, oh Lord. But I do believe your invisible hand is always upon me and moulding me to be a vessel of honor in Jesus name.
AMEN

TAKE YOUR TERRITORY NOW!

“Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses”.
Joshua 1:3KJV

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The kingdom of God shall be upon the earth even as it is in Heaven. Such is the prayers taught by the King of the kingdom himself and we believe he’s going to answer it himself. For the past years of the early Christians, this prayers has not disappeared from the mouth of Christians. Even now, we continue to pray in an unwavering faith that God will establish his kingdom upon the earth. That’s our kingdom; we have no share in the kingdom of this world, our territories are not earthly as the Israelites, but heavenly.

Christians who sought their territories among the kingdom of this world had their portions of it in where their king reigns — hell. Satan reigns in hell and anyone who will take his territory in his kingdom will have his share in his palace of hell fire. So the question is, “where should Christians take their territories?”. The WORD! Yes, our territories are in no other place other than in the words of our King.

The words of God have no boundary with the world; it has nothing similar or sharable with the kingdom of this world. It’s a kingdom independent on its things. Christians living in this kingdom had their independence on Calvary, where Christ shed his blood to save us from the kingdom of this world. Every word of God is a promise that we must take. The Bible is the territory of Christians. It’s the land that we must live in like the Israelites migrated from Egypt to Canaan; we have migrated from the world to the WORD. Our king is looking forward to seeing us taking our territories in His words. Have you yet taken your territory? Take your territory now! Yes, now!
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PRAYER: I renounce any kind of worldliness in my life and I take my territory now in the words of my King, Christ Jesus.
AMEN

IS THE SCRIPTURES OPENED TO YOU?

“And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?”
Luke 24:32KJV
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Intimacy with Christ Jesus has the tendency of changing us into His image. The scripture is the Word of God and the Word is Christ. The key to the Bible is Christ. Many read the Bible but do not understand because they haven’t any relationship with the one whom they’re learning about. They just explain it like any other book. They read it like newspaper, and cannot comprehend anything in it. And even when the Truth is expatiated unto them by someone who has intimacy with the Truth, they don’t accept it, for their hearts have not yet burn within them.

The Bible says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” 2Tim. 3:16. The scripture is given by the Holy Spirit. Your heart will never remain cold when Christ explain His words to you; for it will be set ablaze, it will burn within you so much that you’ll be left with nothing less than obedience.

The disciples who were going to the village of Emmaus walked with Jesus before He opened His words to them. Are you walking with JESUS? Does your heart burn when you hear His words? Is the scriptures opened unto you? None can explain the Word of God to you so vividly as the one who is the Word Himself.
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PRAYER: Open my eyes to your Words, Lord Jesus and let my heart burn in love for you in your name I pray.
AMEN

A CLEANSED WAY

“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word”.
Psalm 119:9KJV
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The word of God is being taken for granted by many youth in this modern world. Their minds are pregnant with many queries about the future and the way towards their ambitions, yet they’ve neglected the most pivotal ingredient of their lives. They ask themselves “How can I be rich, have this car, house, job or that phone…?” And they seem to answer themselves “I have to be very busy with my work, do this or that to earn more money…”. Dolefully, they fail to pursue the most precious gems of their lives. Some even have no aim, plans or rules for their lives thinking that they have more time to live; they don’t even know the way, how can they cleanse it? It’s one thing knowing the way and another keeping it pure.

Paul told Timothy to flee from youthful lust; the lust of the eye, flesh and the pride of life are mostly at work among the youths; temptations of the world are at it peak in youthful age. Wherefore, many young people had fallen into Satan’s wily net either ignorantly or wilfully as they’ve trodden God’s word under foot and joked with it.
David’s question for the young people is worth meditating throughout our lifetime on earth: “By what means can a young man purify His way and live a noble life free from the filthiness of the things of this world?”. The answer is very simple yet demanding “by taking heed unto themselves, walking circumspectly, framing their lives with God’s word and making it their rule and map”.

How can you guard your way in darkness without a light? There is no excellent way to walk in this tenebrous world and be spotless other than walking with the Word as the lamp unto your feet and a light on your path. Then will you see clearly, the disguised things of the world to hightail it.
The Word is none other than Christ Jesus, when He is the leader of your life, he purifies your way, opens your eyes clearly, watch over you dearly and keeps you so carefully.
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PRAYER:

Lord Jesus please forgive me for not acknowledging you in my life. Please lead me in all my ways in your name I pray.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU

KEEPING GOD’S WORDS HEARTILY

“Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.”

Psalm 119:4KJV
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The word of God must be expressed in great regards because God who is our creator, guider, redeemer, and King, had commanded it. Every kingdom has laws bounding it. When you admit to be in the Kingdom of God, then, know of surety that He had commanded His citizens to obey His words and keep it heartily. For he is the rewarder of those who love, seek and Keep His precepts, the inerrant Truth.

The bedrock of all true virtue is that we adhere to God’s words, not because it’s in our church doctrine, or our pastors or any beckon us to do it, but because of the infallible fact that God had said it and requires obeisance. Thus, God said it, I believe and obey it, and that settles it!

Every true believer lives the Word and leave the world and its things behind. For He knows that by the leading of the Holy Spirit, his ways are directed to keep God’s statues. Wherefore, He has due respect, which implies hearty affection, diligent study, and constant practice of the word of God. And when his balances are weighed on the judgement day, he shall never be found wanting or ashamed for he learned and lived the Word diligently.
Though we are commanded by God to obey Him, yet He requires us to do it in Love; it’s when we truly love Him that we can whole-souled obey Him.

O that our hearts are so guided and influenced by the Spirit of God that we cannot in any wise transgress HIS precepts!
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PRAYER: Glory be unto you, great King Jesus, for your love and mercy. Please help me to love and keep your words in your name I pray.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU

THE BLISSFULNESS OF KEEPING HIS WORDS.

“Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways”.
Psalm 119:2&3KJV

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The word of God are His testimonies because in it, He testifies for His unerring Truth and against sin. Those who would walk in God’s fervent law must keep his testimonies, that is, his truths. Know of surety that stupendous blissfulness awaits those who keep God’s testimonies as a cherished treasure of incomputable value and as the apple of their eye; they are greatly blessed.

Such people are not tepid; they heartily pursue, study, and explore their creator to understand His will for their lives. In fact, they always hunger and thirst after His righteousness with the faith of being copiously filled. They’ve ambitioned their minds to diligently seek God, not the world or its things, and to carefully eschew all iniquitous behaviors.

Those who are most happy are those whose sins are forgiven through the blood of Christ. It’s very evil for your heart to be divided between the world and the Word; it’s only the Word that cleanses you and makes you perfect to be raptured.
When you walk in God’s words and His ways of righteousness, keep his testimonies and seek Him wholeheartedly, your life will be chockfull of equity and free from iniquity.
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PRAYER: Help me to be a willing vessel of obedience oh Lord Jesus and keep me from worldly desires in your name I pray.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU