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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Nine Reasons Why Prayer Is Very Important

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Prayer is a very important part of the Christian's journey. It is the culture of the believer and it's importance can never be overemphasized.


Prayer was designed to be a means of survival for believers and if a believer will amount to anything, he or she must be given to the art of prayer.


Why is prayer very important? What are the reasons that make up for the very important posture that prayer bears?
I am going to unveil nine (9) reasons why prayer is very important.



Prayer is Important Because It Is Our Channel of Communicating With God


“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”– Matthew 6:6


Prayer is oftentimes defined as the communication channel between God and man. The goal of God in designing prayer was to afford man the opportunity to commune with Him and have Him commune with man.


There is no way we can talk to God except through the protocol of prayers. God is a Spirit and it is through the Spirit that we commune with God. In order to commune with God, we must partner with His Spirit through the altar of prayer.


Seeking other means of interacting with God aside the protocol of prayer is a move in the direction of witchcraft and necromancy. To talk to God, we must pray. Prayer is our telephone line for reaching God.


Prayer Is Important Because It Helps Us Achieve Intimacy and Fellowship


God's desire for creating man was to have intimacy and fellowship with man. Man was created from the fellowship of the God-head and he was expected to function by fellowshipping with the God-head.


After creating man, God will come to the garden of Eden in the cool of the day to have fellowship with the man He had created. Until the devil came and disrupted that establishment. Due to the fall, man became unable to fellowship with God again.


So prayer was now designed as the means to bring man and God back to that plain of fellowship and intimacy. If we must commune with God, we must be people of prayer.


By prayer, man is enabled to come back to the original status quo of intimacy with Divinity. Prayer creates an enabling ground for God and man to become intertwined as originally designed.


Prayer Is Important For Self-Realization


Prayer helps us realize who we are. It helps us to uncover and unravel the mysteries that shrouds our lives. It gives us an insight into what God had in mind when He was creating us.


God was not careless about creation. Everything God created had a purpose. Nothing was made just because God wanted to fill the earth. God was intentional about creation.


By implication, God created you for a purpose. When God was forming you like the Prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5, He knew you and had made you a solution to a pre-existing problem on the Earth.


The way you were born does not matter here. Even if you were born as a result of an unfortunate night, God allowing you birth is enough reason for you to believe that God has a plan and purpose for your life.


As Late Myles Munroe asserts "the worst tragedy in life is not losing your job or failing an exam but living a life without fulfilling purpose". You will be disappointing God if you refuse to fulfil His predetermined purpose for your life.


This is one of the reasons why we pray. We pray because it is in the place of prayer that God begins to unveil who we are to us. It is in the place of prayer that God through His Spirit makes us to realize who He has made us to be.


The Psalmist said, “For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.” – Psalms 36:9

In God's light we encounter light which reveals who we are. It was this light the Prophet, Isaiah encountered that made him realize he was a man of unclean lips (Isaiah 6:5).

To realize who you are in God and discover your purpose in life, then you have to be yielded to prayer.


Prayer Helps Us To Know The Mind & Will of The Father



The will of God is the governing counsel for our lives as believers. Anything a believer does outside of the will of God accounts for nothing. Our operation and conduct must be in synchrony to the will and mind of God.


Hebrews 10:7 gives us a concise insight to what our lives must be about:

“Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.”

We live not to bag degrees or build mansions or win Miss World contests or become rich and popular but to do the will of God. The will of God for our lives must be trapped as it is what gives us voice among immortals.


Our resolve always must be like that of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 26:39 which says:
“And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”


It does not matter how wonderful our ambitions are. They may even look spiritual. It is a sojourn in futility if the will of God is not captured in it. God's will must be the compass that directs our life.


Prayer then becomes our practice. This is because we can only know the mind and the will of God when we pray. The mind of God can not be discerned by guessing or following your heart. You must labour in the place of prayer to apprehend the mind of God for your life per time.


The Spirit of God is the revealer of the mind of God (1 Corinthians 2:11). We partner with Him to discern the mind of God and the tender upon which the provision for this partnership is laid bare is prayer. Only by prayer can we receive what have been given to us by God (1 Corinthians 2:12).


Prayer is Necessary For Spiritual Growth and Development



It is God's desire that we grow until we come into the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. You see when we become born again, the experience is like that of an actual birth. We become babies and it is expedient for us to grow.


The components that makes us grow is not physical food as in the case of newborn babies. We are spiritual newborns hence the components responsible for our growth is spiritual.


Prayer is one of the spiritual components responsible for our growth. To grow spiritually, a believer must embrace the altar of prayer and waste his life there.


Jude explains this in verse 20 of Jude where he said:

“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,”


We build ourselves by praying. Prayer builds the believer. This is also attributed to why the early church grew rapidly. In Acts of the Apostles chapter 6:4, the Apostles maintained that “we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.”


They understood that if they left prayer and began to serve tables their growth and the eventual growth of the church would be disrupted and stunted.


If you must grow dear believer you must be prayerful. Having alternatives outside prayer is a sign you are not ready for growth. Growth is experienced when prayer is practiced.


Prayer Enforces God's Will on The Earth


Prayer is the tool with which we enforce God's will on the earth. Jesus taught that for us to pray effectively, our prayer enterprise must be fashioned in such a way that the will of God is captured in it.


In Matthew 6:9-10, Jesus said:

"After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."



Prayer must be about enforcing God's will else it is will not be effective. Our prayers are potent to the degree of how they align to God's will. God's will is superior to say motive.


It is only in Heaven that the will of God is settled. Men will have to labour in prayers for the will of God to take center stage on the earth. The altar of prayer is the enforcement agency of God's will.



Prayer Changes Things and Transforms Lives



“And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.” – Luke 9:29

"Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit."
– James 5:17-18


Prayer is able to change the situation of things and transform the lives of men. In the verses above we see this importance of prayer expressed.


The first scripture, Luke 9:29, tells us about Jesus. On one of his several prayer engagements, Luke accounts that Jesus literally transformed. This transformation can be experienced even today. By prayer, men can move from being charlatans and vagabonds to signs and wonders.


I have seen how men who embraced the altar of prayer become transformed. Men who had been vessels and tools in the hands of the devil by the protocol of prayers have become instruments for the expression and manifestation of the glory of God.


On the other hand, James tells us of Prophet Elijah. How that by prayer he(Elijah) locked up the heavens over Israel for three years and six months. And by prayer still he opened the heavens and the land had rain.


There is no situation or problem that is too big for prayers to handle. My father told me how the zeal for prayer was kindled in him. Someone gave him a gift and as he unwrapped the gift, the first thing he saw was the inscription "Prayer Changes Things".


He got that gift long before I was born and it will interest you to know that my dad is still as zealous towards prayers as he was years ago.


Prayer is able to transform men. Praying for my siblings has yielded immense results. Situations orchestrated by darkness can be turned around when we give ourselves to prayer. Truly Prayer changes things.



We Engage In Spiritual Warfare By Prayer



The world we live in is a battleground. Every day we are engaged in a warfare and it is disheartening to see believers live as though we are in a funfare.


There's a raging battle and we have been recruited into it. That was why Apostle Paul urged us to "Put on the whole armour of God..." (Ephesians 6:11). Denying the fact that we are in a spiritual warfare does not negate the fact.


The earlier we come to terms with the warfare dimension of the earth, the better for our safety on the earth. As it is a spiritual warfare, we do not war carnally or with carnal weapons.


“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)” – 2 Corinthians 10:4


The weapons of our warfare and how we engage in it are spiritual. It is by prayer that we engage in spiritual warfare. The man who does not pray is setting himself up as a casualty of war.


I pity many who spend the night sleeping. That timeframe which is strategic for warfare should not be spent snoring and slumbering. Brace yourself and war, life is a warfare. Prayer is the platform for engaging.



Prayer Secures Deliverances



The devil will do anything within his jurisdiction to put and keep you in bondage. He was never happy when God made man and has sought to frustrate God's intention for man by placing man under the bondage of sin.


But the Bible reveals that deliverance is possible. In Isaiah chapter 49:24-25, a question was asked and the answer is very interesting.


"Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children."



Deliverance is a possibility in God and we command deliverance by prayer. The devil will back out of your life and family when your prayer fire intensifies. The Bible says the weapon of our warfare is not carnal but mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds" – 1 Corinthians 10:6(Paraphrased)


Have you noticed a pattern or a circle in your family? Has the devil kept your family in bondage and made everyone subject to his wickedness? Then it is time you embrace the altar of prayer and shift the devil back.
Prayer secures your deliverance.


James 4:7 says “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” How we submit to God in order to gain sufficient stamina for resisting the devil is prayer. Only by prayer can we entrench the systems of deliverance.


Who Should Pray?


I have spoken to quite a number of people and I discovered that many believers do not pray because they believe prayer is for a particular set of people: Ministers of God.

That's not true. Every man ought to pray. In Luke 18 verse 1, Jesus taught the disciples a parable and His goal was to let them know that men ought always to pray and not to faint. As long as you are a man then you must pray.


I hope you know that by man it does not refer to only male gender but every human. Being a human is reason enough to pray. Stop seeing prayer as an activity for certain groups of people. Engage in prayer today and enjoy overwhelming dividends.


Before you go, share your thoughts with me. I really want to hear from you. Drop a comment in the comments section below. The Lord Bless You.
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Friday, 8 May 2020

Apostle Mike Orokpo – Walking In Dominion


About Apostle Mike Orokpo

Apostle Michael Orokpo is a teacher of God’s word who teaches the word with a strong apostolic authority. A revivalist per excellence and an itinerant preacher.
He is an ordained Reverend with the Remnant Christian Network where he also serves currently as both the Ministry’s global administrator and Lecturer with the ministry’s bible college known as Adullam.
Apostle Michael Orokpo sustains the burden to have men walk in the tangible experience of God and maximize the full scope of their eternal ordinations.
Apostle has biblical trainings and certifications from a variety of notable institution in the world including Christian Apologetics training from the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM).
He is a trained chemist from the University of Agriculture Makurdi. He holds a Bachelors degree in pure chemistry, a Masters degree in Physical Chemistry and currently pursuing a Doctorate degree from the same institution.


About Sermon: Walking In Dominion


When God created man in Genesis chapter one, He gave man Dominion. Genesis chapter one verse twenty-six says:

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

Man began walking in dominion until he fell in Genesis chapter three. The fall of man made him lose dominion. Man fell under the subjection and subjugation of the devil.

One of the intents of the death and resurrection of Jesus is to restore to man the domain he lost in the garden of Eden. Apostle Mike Orokpo teaches how man can fully begin to walk in dominion.

Walking in dominion is our birthright as children of God and it is important we learn how we can operate in dominion. Download Walking in dominion by Apostle Mike Orokpo and begin exerting dominion over the earth.


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Apostle Mike Orokpo – Securing The Voice of God


About Apostle Mike Orokpo

Apostle Michael Orokpo is a teacher of God’s word who teaches the word with a strong apostolic authority. A revivalist per excellence and an itinerant preacher.
He is an ordained Reverend with the Remnant Christian Network where he also serves currently as both the Ministry’s global administrator and Lecturer with the ministry’s bible college known as Adullam.
Apostle Michael Orokpo sustains the burden to have men walk in the tangible experience of God and maximize the full scope of their eternal ordinations.
Apostle has biblical trainings and certifications from a variety of notable institution in the world including Christian Apologetics training from the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM).
He is a trained chemist from the University of Agriculture Makurdi. He holds a Bachelors degree in pure chemistry, a Masters degree in Physical Chemistry and currently pursuing a Doctorate degree from the same institution.


About Sermon: Securing The Voice of God


In the sermon, securing the voice of God, Apostle Mike Orokpo teaches that the bane of believers today is the absence of the Voice of God. The reason why the world is in chaos is not because the devil is powerful but because men have lost the ability to hear the voice of God.

This sermon is teaching on how we can secure the voice of God. The voice of God is the most important component for successful navigation in the world today.

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What is The Believer's Lifestyle and Culture?

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Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:” — Colossians 1:13

SINCE WE HAVE BEEN DELIVERED FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS AND HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED INTO THE KINGDOM OF JESUS CHRIST, HOW DO WE LIVE?
WHAT IS THE CULTURE OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS KINGDOM AND HOW SHOULD WE LIVE IT?


In the anchor scripture text above, Apostle Paul made us to understand that we were formally held captive in the kingdom of darkness but by the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus, we have been delivered from the power of darkness and have been translated into a new kingdom.


This new kingdom which we now belong to has got a culture and a lifestyle. It has principles and precepts which every member of the kingdom must abide by. It is inappropriate and unacceptable to live your life in opposition to the predetermined way of life of this kingdom.


When somebody say a missionary or a business man seeking new grounds to expand his business goes to a new territory, the first thing they are expected to do is to visit the King or the ruler of that place and then make inquiries as touching the people's culture, the do's of the kingdom as well as the don't.


In the same vein, as believers who have been translated from a kingdom where we once operated from to a new kingdom, it expedient to seek to know what is obtainable in this new kingdom.


Every believer must thrive to know how he ought to live, conduct him/herself, talk e.t.c without going against the principles of this new kingdom.


You will be vulnerable when you live in a kingdom and go against the principles of that kingdom. Security in any territory is predicated on abiding by the custom of the territory and the kingdom of God is not an exception.


The necessity of knowing and understanding the culture and custom of our kingdom was what Jesus was trying to communicate in Matthew 6:33


“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”


We must seek to fully establish the kingdom of God on the earth and also to learn the ways of the kingdom.


And so, whenever Jesus taught, He tried to show us a principle in the kingdom. Anytime He spoke, one major goals was to relate to us the lifestyle expected of us as members of this kingdom. His teachings were characterized with expositions on the principles and way of life of the kingdom.


In Luke 18, Jesus began in His usual custom to teach with a parable how the people of His kingdom should live. He taught that there was a certain widow who went to a judge that neither feared God nor man for justice.


This judge although wicked and not a respecter of persons obliged to giving her justice because of her consistent coming. In verse 5 of Luke 18 the unjust judge said "Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.”


We have interpreted these parable contextually. Relating it to the cummulative nature of prayers and why we must pray consistently. But Jesus was not just showing us how to get God to answer our prayers. He was showing us how to live in this kingdom.


See what the first verse of Luke 18 says:

“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, THAT MEN OUGHT ALWAYS TO PRAY, and not to faint;”

Read it again and notice the capitalized words!


PRAYER IS OUR CULTURE AS BELIEVERS

We were taught in elementary school that culture is the total way of life of a people. So when I say prayer is our culture as believers I mean prayer is how we must live our lives.


The main goal of the parable Jesus told us in Luke 18 is not on the widow or the judge. It is a revelation of our culture as believers. It is the way of life in this new kingdom.


Every one in this kingdom is expected to "pray always" and not to faint. By implication, whether you have needs or not, whether you are strong or not, whether it is convenient or not, the same way we breathe to live is the same way we pray to live.


As long as you are a man, prayer must be a way of life for you. Muslims must pray five Ra'kah prayers everyday. For them that's the way of life. No matter how busy a man is, once it is time for prayer, he will suspend whatever he is doing. He may even be transacting with you but the moment he hears the call to pray, you're immediately placed on pending.


The culture and principles of a kingdom is superior to feelings and desire of any member of that kingdom. So it does not matter how you feel about the culture of that kingdom, if you must matter in that kingdom you must live in accordance with the kingdom's culture.


Prayer is the culture of this kingdom and it has no alternative. You must pray in order to enjoy the benefits of this new kingdom. Whether you are comfortable with it or not, prayer is the culture and you must abide by it.


PRAYER IS NOT FOR EMERGENCY OR RISK MANAGEMENT


Most of the times when Luke 18 is used in a sermon, it is usually to connote that prayer is a tool for emergencies and risk management.


But you see, if the widow had established a good relationship with the judge before the case came up, she would not need to beg him so much before he would give her judgement.


It is saddening that many believers see prayer as a tool for managing emergencies. When an emergency shows up that is when we remember to pray. We have reduced prayer from what it was intended to be to what our fleshy desires want it to be.


The truth is this, prayer was not designed by God to serve your desires. Prayer was crafted by God as a means of communing with man and having His will and kingdom imposed on the Earth. Your will is not relevant in prayer until the will of God has been captured in that prayer enterprise.


This is why we pray and our prayers do not produce results. We are praying to manage emergencies or get our needs met at the expense of God's own needs. The true form of prayer is not for emergency management but for kingdom business.


If you pray only when you have a need or when the devil has struck, your life will perpetually remain under the subjugation of the devil and you will amount to your least potential in life.


Do not wait for a situation to rise before you pray. Start praying now to avert that situation. I feel like saying this again:

Do not wait for a situation to rise before you pray. Start praying now to avert that situation.


Build a relationship with the just judge of the universe by prayer and watch Him keep the devil and his activities away from you.


PRAYER IS FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE KINGDOM


There was a time when I started out praying very fervently. I could pray for hours and not get tired. My family and friends began to nickname me "Pastor". Someone even said he would not be surprised if after my National Diploma, I dropped Western education for Bible School.


All of that stems from a mentality. A mentality that prayer is for those who want to be pastors and all that. But that's a wrong mentality. Prayer is not for men of God alone but for every member of this kingdom. It is not an activity for preachers only.


This mentality is one of the reasons why believers do not pray. Prayer in their shallow minds is for those who have been called by God. I pray that God rids you off that mindset if you possess it.


There is no where in the Bible where prayer was set apart for a particular group of people. There is no where it is stated that only pastors and those called into ministry should pray.


The prologue before the parable in Luke 18 says that "Men ought always to pray". The Bible uses man or men generically. So when you see the word "man" or "men" except it is clearly specified it refers to both men and women.


So, men ought always to pray implies that every one who is a human must pray. As long as you are a human, prayer must be your way of life.


Prayer is not for a particular group of people. It is supposed to be our lifestyle as believers. Begin to engage God in prayers and watch the tremendous shift your life will experience. Do not wait until there's a situation, pray before the situation comes.


Tell me what you got from this article by commenting in the comment section. I really want to hear from you. God bless you as you comment.
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Happy Birthday Pastor 'Poju Oyemade [@pastorpoju]



Today, May 8th is the birthday of Pastor 'Poju Oyemade.

Pastor Poju Oyemade is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos. The church office is located at 400 Herbert Macaulay Way – Yaba, Lagos. 

Covenant Christian Centre is a fast growing church which holds 4 services every Sunday morning, with two of those services taking place at The Covenant Place, Iganmu, another at the Yaba Centre and the Family Service taking place at the Covenant Chapel, Lekki.


Midweek service takes place every Wednesday at the Yaba Centre – 400, Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos and Thursday at the Lekki Chapel by 6:30pm . Essentially, Covenant Christian Centre is one church with three centres.


Pastor 'Poju was called to ministry whilst he was still an undergraduate at the University of Lagos. He was ordained into ministry by Bishop David Oyedepo, the presiding bishop of Living Faith Ministries Worldwide (a.k.a Winner's Chapel).


He is a teacher of the Word of faith with insight into how believers can apply biblical principles in a pragmatic and practical way in their daily lives.


This dynamic pastor hosts regular Faith Seminars, Singles' Summits,Annual Conference "WAFBEC", Financial and Business Seminars where believers are taught the undiluted Word and how it can be applied directly in their situations to produce results, God's way.


He is married to Mrs. Toyin Oyemade.
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Genesis Karami To Release 1st Career Album "No More Trappin'His Glory


Kaduna-based rapper, Genesis Karami is set to release his first career album and it is code named "No More Trappin His Glory."


Karami as he is known by all and sundry has kept things on the low as touching his musical career making progress noiselessly. The rapper has decided to go all out this time and he is bringing intense musical prowess with this album.


He has a couple of songs to his name with hits such as "Talku-Talku", "Who Be Your Pastor" and "Sheyb Eyaff Do". Having released an Extended play (EP) titled "Complicated" and "Real Talk", a mixtape, Karami plans on taking a bow with the release of this album.


For reasons beyond the control of the rapper, he has decided to leave the music front now that the ovation is loudest. The release of the No More Trappin' His Glory album would see the skilled rapper leave the Gospel entertainment sector.


The release date for this intended game-changer is 19th June, 2020. Keep your fingers crossed and anticipate a project worth the wait.


ABOUT KARAMI GENESIS


Karami Genesis K. Moses) was born on July 7th 1993 and hails from Kauru local govt. in Kaduna state, Northern Nigeria. 

He was raised in Kaduna state where he discovered his musical abilities even as a young lad. His mom would make young Karami and his sisters sing a song at a birthday party instead of doing what the normal kids do.

Growing up, Karami joined the Teenager's choir in his church. It was at this stage he came in contact with Frontline Gospel acts such as Jerry Spokesman, Lecrea, Da Truth, Flame, and KB. 

He started by miming their songs before deciding to begin writing his own songs. The songs he wrote then were not creative enough but over time, Karami mastered his craft and began dishing out very inspiration music.


Genesis Karami is a graduate of ECWA Theological Seminary, a school that helped shaped the kind of music he writes now. He does Gospel Apologetic Rap.
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Saturday, 2 May 2020

[Review] Complete Series of God's Generals by Robert Liardon PDF


To make progress accurately as believers it is needful to travel back in history and examine how the 'Fathers of the Faith' hewed paths and charted courses.

It is important that we learn how they laid the foundation upon which our convictions would be built.

It is to this end that acclaimed author and Pastor, Robert Liardon has written the book series God's Generals. A book series in which he diligently discussed and revealed to us the lives and ministries of the great men and women God used in times past.


God's Generals by Robert Liardon covers in great detail the life, background, ministry, successes and failures of the individuals whom God used as building blocks and pillars for what we now know as Christianity today.


The book series is divided into:

  • God's Generals: Why They Succeeded and Why They Failed
  • God's Generals: The Martyrs
  • God's Generals: The Roaring Reformers
  • God's Generals: The Missionaries
  • God's Generals: The Healing Evangelists
  • God's Generals: The Revivalists


Each of this series contains the biographies of men and women who were pioneers of the Gospel. Here's a snippet of what each series contains.


God's Generals: Why They Succeeded and Why They Failed


This series is a project on the lives of twelve (12) great Pentecostal leaders of the twentieth century. Among the twelve generals discussed in this series are John Alexander Dowie, Maria Woodworth-Etter, Smith Wigglesworth, Aimee Semple McPherson, Kathryn Kuhlman, A.A Allen and others.


In this series, Robert Liardon writes on the reasons which accounted for their successes and failures.

Our journey would be easier when we know the things that made these God's Generals successful and those that made them fail. The knowledge shared in Why They Succeeded and Why They Failedwould help us not to repeat the negative sides of history.




God's Generals:The Roaring Reformers



This God's Generals series is on six different men who were similar on the strength of the motivation behind their ministries which was the spread of the Gospel come what may.


The Roaring Reformers includes:

John Wycliffe – who translated the Bible from Latin to English

John Hus – who is nicknamed 'The Father of Reform'

Martin Luther – a monk turned Reformer who preached that man is saved by grace

John Calvin – the teaching Apostle

John Knox – a Scottish Reformer who battled queens to gain the right to preach what he believed

And

George Fox – The founder of the Quakers.

This series promises to incite in you a burning desire to reach out for Christ.




God's Generals: The Martyrs



In 'The Martyrs', Robert Liardon writes about how the church has continuously come under the impact of persecution. Christianity and Christendom happen to be the most persecuted group in the world today.


From the first martyr in church history, Apostle Stephen to Dietrich Bonhoeffer to Perpetua and Felicity to Williams Tyndale to believers persecuted by Islamic sect, ISIS, Robert Liardon thoroughly explains the impact of persecution on the church and how men and women were willing to lay down their lives for what they believed.


These set of generals lived by Matthew 5:11-12




God's Generals: The Missionaries



We must be willing to pay any price and go any mile to see the Gospel of Jesus spread to the ends of the Earth.

This is what the lives of 'The Missionaries' was about. They were completely sold out to reaching the lost and expressing the love of Christ.


From Von Zinzendorf who ushered the Moravian revival in the 1700s to David Brainerd to Briton, William Carey to David Livingstone who laboured in Africa to the 'Father of American Missions', Adoniram Judson to Hudson Taylor, pioneer of the China Inland Mission to the first Protestant missionary, Hiram Bingham to Amy Carmichael, Feisty 'Rescuing Mother' of India and Canadian, Jonathan GoForth..


Read about the sacrifices of these generals and get provoked to evangelize and win souls for Christ.




God's Generals: The Healing Evangelists



The Healing Evangelists series is on the lives of men who extended the message of Christ with mighty healings and the baptism of fire.

Through the hands of the Healing Evangelists God wrought special healing. In their stories, you would discover they were healed first and the healing they enjoyed built their faith for healing.


Their message was simple: Jesus the Saviour, Jesus the Healer, Jesus the Baptizer in fire and Jesus the Coming King. Their preaching inspired faith for healing in the hearts of their listeners.


Discover how God worked through this men to make healing available to His children.




God's Generals: The Revivalists


The Revivalists is a compendium of men who woke and shook the world in their day and time. They were men through whom the Spirit of God was able to birth revival.


Men and women were plunged out of lukewarmness and spiritual coldness through the ministries of The Revivalists.

Find out how the Wesley Brothers, George Whitefield, Billy Graham, Dwight L. Moody, Charles Finney, Williams and Catherine Booth caused revival to break out.




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Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Happy Birthday Rev. Dr David Ogbueli



Today, April 28th is the birthday of God's general and angel over Dominion City Church, Rev. Dr David Ogbueli.


Rev. Dr David Ogbueli is a great teacher, mentor, father who has consistently dished out God's word will simplicity.


His teaching and healing ministry which started out as University campus fellowship in Enugu in the 80’s is finally hitting National prominence. Buzz Nigeria brings you few facts about this charismatic preacher. 

He hails from the South Eastern State of Anambra and is married to Pastor Sarah Ogbueli, whom he met as a fellow undergraduate at the University. They are blessed with four children.



Happy Birthday Rev David Ogbueli.
We celebrate God's grace upon you sir.
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Monday, 27 April 2020

Apostle Gideon Odoma — Protocols of Approach




Apostle Gideon Odoma is an itinerant preacher, christian apologist, a writer/blogger and a strategy consultant. After his first degree, he received training in Theology and in Christian Apologetics from Oxford University and the Oxford centre for Christian Apologetics respectively.

He is the founder Fortress Ministry, Jos.

Download the sermon Protocols of Approach by Apostle Gideon Odoma to learn the Dynamics of approaching the eternal God and monarch of Zion.

Apostle Gideon teaches the Dynamics for approaching God. Assuredly, you would be richly blessed.


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Thursday, 23 April 2020

COVID-19: How Rev Olusegun Alalade Distributed Over Half a Million To Nigerians

It is no news that the Corona virus epidemic is greatly affecting the balance of human existence and survival. Institutions, systems, organizations, markets and sources of livelihood have been placed on compulsory lockdown to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.


Governments have advised her citizens to sit at home in order to keep the virus from spreading. But staying at home for so many is more like a death sentence.


This is because the survival of many Nigerians is predicated on what they are able to earn from their day-to-day hustle. Telling this set of persons to sit at home is equivalent to cutting off their source of income.


With the lockdown and stay-at-home directive, more and more Nigerians are faced with an improved difficulty in surviving. The number of families that sleep hungry has greatly increased. Unable to hold the centre, social media has become a haven where pleas for support and cash donations go.


In lieu of this, some well-meaning Nigerians have been asked to provide palliatives to those who cannot afford to meet up with living standards this quarantine period.


Among the few who have accepted the call to support and provide palliatives is Rev Olusegun Alalade, Pastor-in-charge The Champions Assembly Christian Centre, Minna.

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RSA as he is fondly called has with the support of a couple of well-meaning individuals supported persons and families who have less than a thousand naira in this period.


As at today, 23rd April, 2020, RSA has disbursed over half a million naira to one hundred and fifteen (115) individuals and families in a bid to providing the much needed assistance in this trying time.


Here are a few testimonies from beneficiaries of the kind gesture by Rev Olusegun:


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Speaking with Rev Olusegun over Facebook messenger, he told me the next form of donations would be to widows. Only widows will participate and benefit from the next palliative giveaway.


I employ other well-meaning individuals to follow suit: support and give palliatives to persons who cannot afford to cater for themselves this period.



And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.  — Matthew 25:40 (KJV)


Truly there are families who do not have anything to see them through this period. In the little way we can, we must assist these persons and do our best to help each other push through.



To get palliatives from Rev Olusegun Alalade or support him to reach out to others, send him a message via his Facebook profile at Rev Olusegun Ishola Alalade or follow him on Twitter @PastorsegunALAL


STAY AT HOME.
SIT-AT-HOME
STAY SAFE.
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