Showing posts with label Bishop David Abioye. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bishop David Abioye. Show all posts

How To Solve Financial Problems By David Ibiyeomie

Creativity is the search for solution. Every time you see a problem around you, know problems are catalysts for creativity. In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth, and the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. There was a problem of darkness and God went into creation and introduced light. The moment He introduced light, the problem of darkness was solved.

Just like someone invented microphones, so also, there is always a solution you can proffer that is designed to lift you. 

Genesis 26:12 -Then Isaac sowed in that land and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

In the time of famine, Isaac was able to see what the Philistines could not see. In the midst of famine, he became the most prosperous person in the land. While others were busy complaining about the famine, Isaac was busy digging wells, from which he had water to water his farms. That is mechanised farming! 

In the midst of famine also, Joseph prospered. He became a Prime Minister in a foreign land. Genesis 47:20 -And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh’s.

A one-time prisoner became the most important man in the same land because he had the solution to their problems. As a child of God, you have the mind of Christ; and if you know what to do, you cannot be a part of the problem in the society. Even if you are uneducated, it does not mean you should be a failure. No way! Salvation has placed you at an advantage. You have the mind of Christ ought to know what to do.

Jesus was faced with a seemingly huge problem of feeding thousands of people in a desert and the Bible says, “For He Himself knew what He would do.” (John 6:6). Thus the hardship in the society is an advantage to you. The more the hardship, the better for the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ!

It is time for the Church to move into the realm of solving problems. Every man who solves a problem is rewarded accordingly. If you want reward, begin to solve problems in the society. However, money must not be your primary motive; just be out to solve problems. 

Many are in business for the sake of money but business is actually meeting the needs of the society. Anyone who wants to be a successful businessman must be driven by the understanding of meeting people’s needs. 

If you are in business primarily to meet people’s needs, it will not be long and you will excel! It does not matter where you have failed, your case is not hopeless. May your eyes be open to introduce something that will solve a definite problem for humanity in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you!

Faith For Divine Health – By David Ibiyeomie

Divine healing is a state of being restored from sickness to health by God’s intervention while divine health is a state of not getting sick at all. For you to live and enjoy divine health by faith, you have to locate God’s word that has to do with healing or health and stand on the integrity of that word, thereby committing God for your body to respond to the word. 

Matthew 8:17  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

If you look at this scripture, the word ‘took’ means the sickness left you, it means Jesus has already taken the sickness away, it does not exist. 

At this point, you are not looking at your body, the pains or the swelling and the discomfort they are causing; you are simply saying ‘if He took all these things then I do not have them’. And as your heart receives the word, you just wake up and find out that you do not have the sickness anymore. Once your heart receives the word, no matter how your body is feeling as long as your faith is strong, the body will eventually respond. 

1 Peter 2:24b  By whose stripes ye were healed.

The word of God you are standing on will commit Him to intervene concerning your health. But God cannot intervene if your heart has not received it. You commit God to heal you as He is not a man to lie.

Hebrews 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Just as you must present an evidence in the law court, your evidence here is the word of God and the judge who is God will then rule the case in your favour and your body will be healed. You must locate the word, receive it, believe it, act on it, speak it and then it becomes real in your life. 

This works for every area of your life – prosperity, healing, deliverance etc. All you need to do is locate God’s word, receive it in your heart without doubting, declare it to the world and you will commit God to do it. 

Even in marriage, if you locate God’s word, no matter your age, stand on it, and the man will locate you and come to you. The first thing is just to get the word. 

If you say you have faith, you are saying you have the word of God not just knowing and reciting it but you believe what it says and act on it even if your circumstances says otherwise. 

Any time a man says I have faith, it means he has a word he is standing on. Faith commits God’s integrity. 

Hebrews 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

So, faith is evidential and substantial. You do not see it but you commit God based on what you believe in His word and then He performs what He said. 

Hebrews 11:2  For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Every good report is obtained by faith. God will only be pleased when you walk by faith. Faith is an active living force, the vital force that turns situations around. You need faith to take delivery of everything God has said in His word. What you will see tomorrow is a function of your faith today. 

Have faith in God to perfect your health no matter the sickness, nothing is too hard for God to do! 

Smallness is Not Godliness – By David Ibiyeomie

It is not the will of God for you to be small. 

Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

So God is saying that as He multiplies us, He will glorify us. Smallness therefore, is not godliness. To be small does not make you look like God at all. God wants you big. Not all winners in life sweat to win. Covenant abundance means you do not sweat to succeed. There is a difference between hard work and hard life. 

Adam never lived in lack until he fell. Jesus, the second Adam, never knew any lack all through His life here on earth. In times of challenges and lack, He knew what to do as He did in the incident of the feeding of the 5,000 in John 6. What Adam lost to satan, Jesus recovered to us. However, enjoying it is conditional. Jesus said,

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

If you do not know the truth, hardship continues! Ignorance therefore is the reason why many are still in lack. Because the Bible says; 

Proverbs 13:15  Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

The Amplified Bible renders it this way; “But the way of the ignorant is hard.” So hardship is a function of ignorance. If you are passing through any kind of hardship, the reason is because you are ignorant. 

Isaiah 5:13  Therefore, my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

Lack of knowledge is the reason why many Christians are passing through hardship; not because of the economy of the country. If it so, why are others prospering? I want you to know that hardship is not strange. Our covenant fathers saw famine in their days but in the midst of it, they prospered (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph). If you know what to do in the midst of any hardship, you will come out on top.  You can disappoint disappointments with knowledge.

That is, when you know what to do, you can walk out of every disappointment. 

For you to enjoy covenant abundance on your way to the top, sitting down to think is very important. Not just mere thinking, but productive thinking. Most times when Christians are facing a challenge, people are quick to ask them, “have you prayed?” rarely does anyone ask, “have you spent time to think about this issue?” Analytical thinking will bring you out of any hardship.  There is a time to pray and a time to sit down and think.

Isaiah 30:7  For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

That is, stop running to unbelievers; that is not where the answer is. Your strength is in you sitting down to think. When people have financial challenge, their minds always run first to man, “maybe that my uncle can help me.” But I am challenging you to an approach that never ceases to work. Sit down and think! Handle issues productively. Sit down and use your brain to get the gain you desire. 

Isaiah 30:15  For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

Luke 14:28  For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 

There is a great treasure inside of you but God will not give you all the answer until you sit down. You have put in all manner of prayer request everywhere, yet nothing has happened.

Isaiah 30:21  And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

Every time you come to a cross-road, know that there is an answer somewhere and the answer is inside you not in your running around. I am not saying that prayer is not important; the church need to move on to productive thinking. 

The prodigal son did not pray any prayer; he sat down to think and then he found the way out. Then he arose and moved out of abject poverty without prayers and no devil could stop him (Luke 15:17-20).

This is not just mere intellectual exercise but rubbing your mind with the Creator’s mind for divine inspiration that will bring you out of the situation you are in. That is not learnt in school. It is time to start reasoning. Begin now to engage the mind of Christ which you received at new birth. 

Say to yourself, “I will start thinking.”

I command your mind to be open now in the precious name of Jesus!  You will never be stranded again in life! 

God bless you

Happy Birthday Bishop David Abioye

Happy Birthday Bishop David Abioye 

Bishop David Olatunji Abioye is an author and teacher with the Living Faith Church.

He is the First Vice President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide.
He is a bishop and the senior pastor of Living Faith Church (Goshen city), Abuja which ammasses  over 30,000 worshippers.

Bishop Abioye is often since as the right hand man of the President and Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo.

On this day, we wish Bishop David Olatunji Abioye a very wonderful birthday and we pray that he continues to enjoy ministerial bliss even as God continues to use him to minister grace to His Body.

Happy Birthday Daddy.