We live in a world that is saturated with evil. But how do you respond
when bad things happen? Just the other day I got some news that was bad but I had to stop myself. How was
I going to respond to it. was I going to freak out and lose it? Was I going to let fear get the best of
We always have a choice of how we respond to bad news.
Jairus was in trouble. His daughter was very sick and he needed help. That is when he decided to go to
Jesus for help. All was going well. He met with Jesus and told Him his problem and Jesus agreed
to go with him to his daughter. But on his way to his daughter something happened;
“While He was still speaking, there came some from the ruler’s house, who said [to Jairus],
Your daughter has died. Why bother and distress the Teacher any further?”
In that split second Jairus’s world collapsed. His daughter died. Despair was already walking through the
door of his soul.
Like I said before, we live in a world that is saturated with evil. Bad things happen. But how we respond
is so important. Let’s move on.
Despair was almost through the door but before it could make itself comfortable Jesus stepped in.
“Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue,
Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing.”
In the face of bad news, Jesus told Jairus to believe and not give in to fear. He told him to believe
that He could turn things around.
We don’t have to give in to the bad news that comes our way. I don’t know what kind of news you
have received today but you don’t have to accept it. There is another option. You have another
choice. You can keep on believing…
You can decide to keep trusting God instead of giving in to fear, instead of accepting the bad news
you have been given. It takes faith to do that. Choosing to trust God over believing the bad news
takes faith and only faith.
King David was another man who had to deal with some really bad news. When he got back to
Ziklag he found his home had been plundered. The enemy had taken everything of his and his soldiers.
Their families were taken, their possessions were gone. There was nothing left. There was even talk
among the soldiers of killing David. He was in a really bad place but he did something really amazing.
Let’s take a look at what he did;
“David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them
all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters.
But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”
1 Samuel 30:6
His hope in the face of the bad news was in the Lord. He didn’t let fear overcome him. Instead,
he encouraged himself in the Lord. He reminded himself of how good the Lord was to him.
He brought to remembrance how the Lord delivered him from his enemies!
(That’s what I think he was doing!)
How do we respond to bad news? I hope you can see it’s really important how you respond.
You can either accept what has happened or make a decision to put your hope in the Lord.
Let’s make the right decision today, the decision to trust God.
Bless you, friends!
“For He has delivered me out of every trouble, and my eye has
looked [in triumph] on my enemies.”
What trouble are you facing today? God will deliver you.
Which giant is standing in your way? God will move him out of your way.
The enemy thinks he is powerful but is not. he is under the impression that he has a
chance against you but he is so wrong. Because God is with you, victory is yours!
God will deliver you out of EVERY trouble you face, not some troubles but EVERY trouble.
That is the truth.
As I end I want to share a testimony of what God did for me.
Things have been pretty crazy in the country right now and our economy is in a bit of a
state with everything doubling or tripling in price but salaries staying the same.
So a few days ago I went to the shop to buy groceries because I had run out but as I swiped to pay
I had the dreaded insufficient funds message! I panicked a bit as the month is not
yet over. My mind started racing. How was I going to survive the next week and a
half with no money? How was I going to do when I ran out of fuel?? It was crazy.
But when I got home I remembered to pray about my problem. So I did. I brought it
A few days after that a friend blessed me with some money! He didn’t know I had nothing.
The money would get me to the end of the month and help me with the things I was worried about.
All praise to God. I hope that testimony encourages you and helps you to realize the
Lord will deliver you from every trouble you are facing.
Call to Him. Tell Him what you going through. Ask for His help. Don’t remain silent.
He will come to your rescue.
Bless you, friends…
The past has not been easy. It’s been difficult and at the time it was hard to make sense of all that was
happening. But the past as difficult as it was revealed an important truth, a truth that helped me face
the storms and trials of today.
As crazy as the past has been I am still here. When I was going through it all with no idea of how things were
going to turn out God carried me through it. No matter how dark things got God always carried
me through and continues to.
The lesson is this; If God could deliver me back then, He will do it again today.
Learn a lesson from the past. The Lord will be there for you as He was back then. Whatever storm you in
now, know that God will deliver you like He did before. Look at all the things He has brought you through
and be at peace knowing He will do it again and again.
Sometimes we go through some really intense times and think this is the time when our luck runs out but
listen to me, it won’t happen. God will never let you down no matter how many times the enemy tries to
destroy you. he won’t win. And that’s the lesson the past teaches.
God will always be victorious. He will always bring you through the darkness.
Bless you, friends.
Word of the day.
Does the Lord see our pain and afflictions? Does He stand afar looking at all the things we go
through? Does He stand afar refusing to intervene, letting the enemy have His way in us?
He does see our pain and afflictions. The news gets better, He does not watch us from afar.
He is protecting us and watching over us. The enemy would like us to think we are alone but
that’s not true. Let’s take a look at what YAH says about that;
“I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy and steadfast love, because You have seen my affliction,
You have taken note of my life’s distresses, and You have not given me into the hand of the enemy;
You have set my feet in a broad place.”
Psalm 31:7, 8
The Lord sees our pain friends. He sees what we are going through but He doesn’t stop there. He
comes in and protects us. He comes in and helps us.
Don’t stay discouraged. The Lord is with you and will stop the enemy from accomplishing his evil plan in
your life. He will set your feet in a broad place. That’s a promise!
Bless you friends…..
“And I will bring you into the land concerning which I lifted up My
hand and swore that I would give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob;
and I will give it to you for a heritage. I am the Lord [you have
the pledge of My changeless omnipotence and faithfulness].
Moses told this to the Israelites, but they refused to listen to Moses
because of their impatience and anguish of spirit and because of their
Exodus 6:8, 9
This verse spoke to me this week. In the midst of crazy battles this scripture spoke to me.
The Israelites had a word from YAH but they refused to listen to Him
because of their impatience, anguish of spirit and cruel bondage.
The fact they were impatient spoke to me because in the midst of storms
and trials we need to be patient. It’s not an easy thing to be patient when you are in a fire.
In the trials I am facing in this season I am have been challenged to be patient.
Patience is important because it reflects our faith in YAH’s ability to bring us through the storm.
No matter what you going through be patient. He will carry you through the storm soon enough. He will deliver you most definitely.
Let’s look at one more scripture that brought everything into perspective for me concerning being patient,
“Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exalt and triumph in our troubles and
rejoice in our sufferings knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce
patient and unswerving endurance.
And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity).
And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.”
Amazing right, or crazy depending on how you see it! Exalt and triumph in your troubles!
Rejoice in your sufferings!
It’s really hard to do if I am to be honest. The pressure can get so much that rejoicing
is the last thing I want to do but one thing is clear from reading this scripture,
YAH has a plan in the storm. The enemy has a plan too, to destroy but not YAH.
He is thinking about growth, blessing, new levels, maturity, endurance and so much more….
We need to change how we look at trials and challenges. We don’t need to be afraid. YAH will bring us
through. He is at work for our good.
“Be diligent to come quickly; for Demas has forsaken me,
having loved this present world, and he has departed for
Thessalonica-Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia.
Only Luke is with me. “
2 Timothy 4:9-11
“Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord
repay him according to his works. You also must beware of him,
for he has greatly resisted our words.
At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me.
May it not be charged against them. “
2 Timothy 4:14-16
How hard it must of been for Paul. He had been abandoned by
so many people.
He was on the Lord’s business and people kept leaving him left,
right and center!
I don’t think it was easy for him.
I think we can all think of a time where we have been let down.
It could of been by a family member, a friend, or a co worker.
Whoever it was, it wasn’t fun. It’s hard actually.
But that’s what happens when we put our trust in man.
But that goes two way.
I can remember countless times I have failed people. No
matter how hard I tried I still failed them.
What is the answer then?
Paul didn’t have one person abandon him, he had several people
abandon him and oppose him! How did he deal with it?
“But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the
message might be preached fully through me, and that all the
Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the
lion. And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and
preserve me for His heavenly kingdom.
To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen! “
2 Timothy 4:17-18
When Paul was abandoned by his friends and co workers he
didn’t go into a panic attack. He didn’t send “hate mail” to
the people who abandoned him. Instead, he looked to God
to help him.
And the Lord helped Him and delivered him out of the mouth
of the lion.
The Lord remained faithful to him. Even when man failed him,
the Lord remained faithful. The Lord was by his side.
The lesson I want to get across is this,
People will fail us, and we will fail people but our
trust and dependence should be on God always!
What happened to Paul had the potential of sending him
into depression and so much more but he knew Who turn to.
The problem for us begins when we put all our hope and reliance
The only person we should totally depend on is God.
I am not saying abandon your relationships with everyone
and do everything on your own.
I am saying, understand that people will fail you and you will
Depend entirely on God.
He will never let you down.
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Bless you friends.
It has been a week since I got back from Australia and
I have been racking my brain wondering what I should
share with you. It’s crazy!! At first I thought I would
share the places I saw, the fun things I did, but quickly
scratched that. It was fun going to the beach and sight
seeing but there was more that happened. The kind of
stuff that can change a man! Without taking anymore
of your time let’s get started.
This is why we went. The Kingdom Festival happens every
year and this year, my pastor’s wife was the guest speaker!
If you live close to the Gold Coast I strongly urge you to
attend Kingdom Festival 2016. In fact, wherever you are
in the world I ask you to prayerfully consider going to
Kingdom Festival 2016. Please click here to find out more.
On the first night of the festival we went for something
called “vision night”. This was where the pastor cast the vision
for Kingdom Festival. I was deeply impacted by the event.
The dinner was held at the Metricon stadium. God told
him Kingdom Festival will be held at the stadium. It seems
crazy but you know what, that stadium will be filled!
Kingdom will be held at the Metricon because God said
so and because His people believed Him!
The vision was so clear, so precise. That is what vision
is supposed to be, very clear, precise with no room for
misinterpretation! I was moved. The pastor had faith
and he was declaring what God showed him. That is what
faith is. It is being bold
enough to speak and declare what God has revealed
even when it doesn’t make sense.
I want to challenge you about your vision. Is it clear?
Can someone run with it after they read it? I am speaking
to myself as well. I am still unclear about what God has
in store for me but I want to be clear. I want my vision
to be as clear as day!
One of the speakers at the Festival had raised numerous
people from the dead (not at the Festival but in his life)
Lots of people were healed during the Festival because
of him. I am sharing this because I realized something.
The days of miracles is not over. We are living in the
end times and miracles are happening. Jesus said
greater things shall you do! I want to do those great
things. It is not for a special set of people but for
anyone and everyone! That is the revelation I got after
hearing the speaker.
I want you to understand something. Going to Australia
was a miracle for me. My church has a congregation of
about 3500 people right. So out of all those people I was
chosen to go. In a team of 6 and I was among those
who were chosen! I don’t take that lightly. God was everywhere
at the Festival.
He was in the people I met, in the word I heard during
the Festival, in every worship song that was sung, in the
fellowship of the saints. I can’t put into words what I
experienced. God put imparted something in me,
something I will fight to maintain! This was not just another trip.
I refuse to stay unchanged! God did some deep work
in me and I refuse to sit on it.
This was not a coincidence but a moment that was
ordained by God.
Don’t stop trusting in God friend! He wants to take you places.
He wants to show you how good He is. It’s not about how
clever you are, or how rich you are, which family you came
from, which country you live in. Are you available?
Do you trust Him? There is nothing stopping Him
from blessing you, from bringing the breakthrough,
from healing you! Run to Him!
As I finish I want to share a few more pictures with you.
There was a lot more to share but for the sake of time and space
I cut it short. I hope this post spoke to you.
And that is all I have to share. God bless you all….! 🙂
The Israelites did secretly against the Lord their God
things not right.
They built for themselves high places in all their towns,
from [lonely] watchtower to [populous] fortified city.
2 Kings 17;9
I read this passage and I was saddened as I read it hence
the title. These were God’ s people for crying out loud.
The things they saw…..
The things they heard….
How could they have lost all that?
They had great leaders: Moses, Joshua, the Judges, Samuel,
King David, King Solomon…..
Yet they fell, and fell in a huge way.
Let us read more:
They set up for themselves pillars and Asherim [symbols
of the goddess Asherah] on every high hill and under every
There they burned incense on all the high places, as did the
nations whom the Lord carried away before them; and they
did wicked things provoking the Lord to anger.
And they served idols, of which the Lord had said,
You shall not do this thing. 2 Kings 17:10-12
The Israelites saw God’s glory.
They saw and experienced His goodness.
They witnessed His power when He drove the enemy
out for them.
They experienced His faithfulness……
They despised and rejected His statutes and His
covenant which He had made with their fathers and
His warnings to them, and they followed vanity (false
gods – falsehood, emptiness, and futility) and [they
themselves and their prayers] became false (empty
and futile). They went after the heathen round about
them, of whom the Lord had charged them that they
should not do as they did. 2 Kings 17:15
They despised and rejected the Lord. They refused
to believe in God and yet they still prayed to Him!!!
That blows my mind.
I can’t believe how deep they fell, how far they went.
But this is a warning to us. As I read this I realized
that could be me……!!! It’s a scary thought. A friend
told me one time that, we are a step away from anything.
We are a step away from sin, a step away from grace. No
one is exempt from the power of temptation. Just one
wrong decision and all is lost. We need the grace of God
to help us indeed.
The word says, “The Israelites did secretly against the Lord
their God things not right.”
The secret things need to be dealt with. The secret thoughts,
the secret habits, the secret addictions……we need to confront
them head on. Our heart belongs to God. Let us not allow the enemy
to steal it. Our brothers and sisters fell and our job is to not say,
“how could you” but we are to look at their lives and learn. We are
to look at their lives and fall down on our knees and cry out to God
to save us from ourselves.
We are to plead with Him with tears and a broken heart realizing we
cannot do this alone……
The true you shows up when you are alone. When you are
alone what kind of thoughts consume you?
What kind of programs do you watch?
How do you speak when no one is watching?
What kind of habits do you have when you are alone?
The Israelites rejected God in their hearts
In their hearts they refused His commandments
There is hope for us. There is always hope!
Let us open our hearts before God.
Let us allow Him access to every part of our
No part should be off limits to Him.
Nothing should remain in the dark.
No doors should be closed to Him.
We need to be totally open for Him to come!