THOUGHTS TO PONDER...Lessons From Bottled Drinks... 2 #5. When the content of a bottled drink is emptied from the bottle, the taste still remains in the bottle. The empty bottle still smells of beer or wine or vodka. Infact, the higher the alcoholic content, the stronger the smell and taste that lingers. In the same way, after a man is born again, the old habits and reputation still linger. Don’t give up on them. The bottle is empty. It's only the taste and smell that's in the bottle. There's already a change. #6. After a bottle has been emptied of its former content, the quickest way to cleanse it of the taste and smell is to wash it with water. The best way to cleanse a man is to wash him with the WATER of the Word. Going further, the cleansing of the bottle is best done with running water. Same way, we are best cleansed of old ways and habits by RIVERS of LIVING WATERS coming from our innermost being: the Holy Spirit!!! #7. One wash cannot cleanse a bottle of old taste and smells. In the same way, one reading of the Word and an initial experience of tongues will not rid us of old habits and ways. We must be "being" filled by the Spirit and immersed with the daily hearing of the Word. #8. In African societies and markets, you will find former alcohol bottles have been washed, cleansed and disinfected and those same bottles are now being used for family friendly tasks eg containers for cooking oils, containers for edible nuts like groundnuts, cashew nuts, almond nuts etc. In the same way, God cleanses, purifies and disinfects a man from "adults only" activities and uses him for family friendly ministry eg SoulWinning, cell leadership, ushers, Sunday school teacher, children's church worker, teen ministry, choir etc. Don't give up on anyone!!! #8. Human Beings are like bottles. Once broken, it's difficult to get a bottle fixed. Once broken, a bottle can become a weapon in the hands of an adversary. So are broken people. Don't break people with your words. Don't break people by breaking your promises. Don't break people because they're like bottles. The liquid content isn't the bottle. The liquid can always be emptied from the bottle and the bottle put to another better use. #9. No matter how old a bottle is. No matter how mature the liquid content is. No matter how potent the liquid content is. It is still a bottle. Even the older, mature, elderly person can still be shattered. A bottle is a bottle. Handle with care. Fragile. **To be continued
This is the day of the thriving Church...the singing Church...the joyful Church," Pastor says. Yesterday at the global communion Service , the BLW President, Reverend (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome declared the Word of the Spirit to us for February 2017, calling it 'the Month of Prophecy' after he read powerful thoughts contained in Ezekiel 37:1-9. Full of inspiration of the Spirit, Pastor Chris declared God's Word concerning us beginning in this month, saying "by the end of this month, tremendous things would have happened in your life…beautiful things!" CEC Members read Acts 2:14-18, 1 Corinthians 14:3-4 and 1 Corinthians 14:6, revealing the Spirit's desire to cause tremendous victories in the Church in these times. Our Man of God further defined prophecy as follows: to speak divine inspiration; to speak forth divine revelation; to foretell future events; and, to give divine instruction or teaching (doctrine). "You are going to use that gift of prophecy to change things in your life; it will help perfect your walk in Christ and improve the quality of your ministrations," Pastor said to the global congregation. "You cannot prophesy without inspiration," Pastor further stated as he unveiled steps to function in the required inspiration. The man of God instructed the brethren to meditate on the Word, pray in the Spirit and talk the known into the unknown, in order to activate the Spirit's inspiration for prophecy. #February2017 # Month of prophecy #LMAM
1ST SUNDAY SERVICE WITH PASTOR CHRIS @ LCA CHURCH.-5th February 7 FACTORS FOR A HEALTHY SPIRITUAL LIFE: There's such a thing as a healthy spiritual life. Man is a 'spirit being' not a physical body. Your body is your house, where you live. You may be healthy in your body but if you do not have a healthy spiritual life, your body will soon be affected. You really can't serve God if you don't have a healthy spiritual life. Colossians1:9-12 1. Be filled with the knowledge of His will 2. Work worthy of the Lord. Live and conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the Lord 3. Bear fruit in every good work. I am fruitful and productive 4. Increase in the knowledge of God. He doesn't want your knowledge of Him to be stagnant. 5. Be invigorated and strengthened with God's power. 6. Exercise endurance and patience with joyfullness 7. Always be thankful to the father, be full of thanks. Have a continous personal thanksgiving. If you practice these seven things you will be amazed at the sudden change, how your life would just take a progressive turn. Become voracious for the word of God. Develop a real appetite for the word of God. Love it. Cultivate a passion and hunger for the word. ........without him was not anything made that was made..... What do you want to make? It is possible with the word. Through the word you can make anything happen.
Dear Father, I thank you for showing me my true value in your Word. The entrance of your Word floods my heart with light and brings brilliance and beauty into my life. Your Word is deeply rooted in my heart and it grows, prevails and produces results in every area of my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. #LMAMINT #LMAMUK #LMAMEU #LMAMUS #RoR #MyYearOfFlourishing
Daily Faith Confession with Pastor Chris-February 1, 2017 The Word of God has creative power to transform my life; it brings health and life to my body, and transforms my circumstances. I have put away all filthy communication from my mouth. All that proceeds from my mouth edifies; it ministers grace to the hearer and brings glory to God. Hallelujah! #LMAMINT #LMAMUK #LMAMEU #LMAMUS #MyYearOfFlourishing
#AFFIRMATIONTRAIN 1ST FEBRUARY. I affirm that the Holy Spirit is my coach; He is guiding me into all truth! I have wisdom for ministry, for my job, my business, my relationship, finances, health, and family! Life isn’t a mystery for me because the Holy Spirit teaches me all things. The truths of God are unveiled to my spirit, and by them I walk in the realms of glory. I have received not the spirit of this world, but the spirit, which is of God; that I may know the things that are freely given unto me by God. Which things also i speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth. I am an associate of the God-kind; a partaker of His grace, glory, and the expression of His righteousness. All my needs are supplied according to God’s riches in glory by Christ Jesus, in spite of inflation, recession, and global economic meltdown. I have the life of God in me and I am live in divine health twenty-four hours a day. Blessed be God! #LMAMINT #LMAMUK #LMAMEU #LMAMUS #MyYearOfFlourishing
FRAME YOUR AION - FEB 1st 2017 THANK YOU LORD FOR THE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN THE NAME OF JESUS; IN HIM I LIVE, AND MOVE AND HAVE MY BEING. THEREFORE, I AM NOT AFRAID OF SATAN AND HIS SCHEMES BECAUSE I'M SEATED WITH MY LORD JESUS CHRIST, FAR ABOVE ALL PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS, HALLELUJAH! DEAR FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR THE DIVINE LIFE AT WORK IN ME! I'M IMPREGNABLE TO SICKNESS OR DISEASE, BECAUSE I'M A PARTAKER OF THE DIVINE NATURE. I REFUSE TO LIVE IN THE DARK OR FUNCTION BY THE LESSER LIGHT. RATHER, I FUNCTION IN GOD'S GREATER LIGHT CONCERNING MY LIFE THIS YEAR AND ALWAYS. IT IS MY YEAR OF FLOURISHING. DIVINE HEALTH IS MY PORTION; I LIVE IN STRENGTH AND VITALITY EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE, BEARING MUCH FRUITS TO THE GLORY OF THE FATHER! HALLELUJAH!!! #yearofflourishing #dailyconfessions #celagoszone5 #pstdee
Wednesday 1st February 2017 SAY THIS WITH ME... The Lord God is the source of my prosperity! I'm established in His righteousness, planted in the house of the Lord; therefore I flourish like the palm tree, with grace and glory! I bring forth fruit in season, and out of season, because I'm like a tree planted by the waters, ever in blossom, Glory to God! #Flourishing #ConfessionsWithBLWIntlUK #DailyConfessions #YearOfFlourishing _____________________________________ #BLWIntlUK Follow the BLW UK International Office SuperUser account on KingsChat.
Daily Faith Confession with Pastor Chris-January 31, 2017 I am reigning in health. I am the workmanship of God in Christ Jesus. I have been fashioned for divine health and strength; there is no imperfection and weakness in my life, in Jesus name. Amen. #LMAMINT #LMAMUK #LMAMEU #LMAMUS #MyYearOfFlourishing
FRAME YOUR AION - JAN 27th 2017 I LIVE AND WALK IN THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD. THE WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET AND LIGHT UNTO MY PATH. THE WORD OF GOD IS AT WORK IN ME. I'M ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN THE WORD - IT IS LIFE TO MY SPIRIT AND HEALTH TO MY BODY. GOD'S WORD IS MY SURE AND UNSHAKEABLE FOUNDATION. THE LINES ARE FALLEN UNTO ME IN PLEASANT PLACES, I HAVE A GOODLY HERITAGE. I DON'T NOT STRUGGLE IN LIFE BECAUSE THE LORD IS MY PORTION. HE HAS BROUGHT ME TO A GOOD PLACE - THE PLACE OF LUXURIANT GROWTH, THE PLACE OF SIGNIFICANT ATTAINMENTS AND THE PLACE OF PERSISTENT PRODUCTIVITY. GLORY! HALLELUJAH!! #yearofflourishing #dailyconfessions #celagoszone5 #pstdee
Wednesday 25th January 2017 SAY THIS WITH ME... The Lord God has bestowed on me favour and honour! I live a higher life, a life that's beyond this world. I'm the blessed of the Lord! I'm prosperous and sound, and I lack nothing, for all things are mine! Glory to God! #Flourishing #ConfessionsWithBLWIntlUK #DailyConfessions #YearOfFlourishing _____________________________________ #BLWIntlUK Follow the BLW UK International Office SuperUser account on KingsChat.
FRAME YOUR AION - JAN 25th 2017 I'M ANOINTED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND WITH POWER! I'M SUPERIOR TO SATAN AND HIS DEMONS, WITH THE AUTHORITY TO EXECUTE JUDGEMENT AGAINST THEM. I DOMINATE AND TRIUMPH OVER CIRCUMSTANCES TODAY AND ALWAYS, BECAUSE THE GREATER ONE LIVES IN ME! I FLOURISH ON EVERY SIDE REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OR THE HARSH CONDITIONS. GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST! I KNOW THE LORD'S THOUGHTS TOWARDS ME; THEY'RE THOUGHTS OF LUXURIANT GROWTH, SIGNIFICANT ATTAINMENTS, PERSISTENT PRODUCTIVITY AND A FLOURISHING LIFE! WHEN THE RAIN OF LIFE DESCENDS, AND THE FLOODS COME WITH BILLOWING WINDS, I REMAIN STRONG AND UNMOVABLE, BECAUSE I'M FOUNDED UPON THE ROCK. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE UNTO ME, BECAUSE MY FAITH IN THE WORD IS EFFECTIVE. I'M FLOURISHING TODAY AND ALWAYS! BLESSED BE GOD! #yearofflourishing #dailyconfessions #celagoszone5 #pstdee
FRAME YOUR AION - JAN 18th 2017 I LIVE WORRY-FREE BECAUSE CHRIST IS MY ALL! IN HIM, I'M SELF-SUFFICIENT, ENABLED TO DO ALL THINGS, AND SUPERNATURALLY SUPPLIED AND FORTIFIED FOR THE TRIUMPHANT LIFE! BLESSED BE GOD! CHRIST IS MY WISDOM; THEREFORE, I HAVE AN EXCELLENT SPIRIT. I THINK DIFFERENTLY, BECAUSE GOD'S WORD HAS MOULDED MY THINKING AND GIVEN ME THE MINDSET OF THE RIGHTEOUS. DIVINE WISDOM IS HEARD IN MY WORDS, AND SEEN IN MY ACTIONS TODAY! I FUNCTION IN GOD'S PERFECT WILL AND HAVE INSIGHT INTO THE REALITIES OF THE KINGDOM. HALLELUJAH! #yearofflourishing #dailyconfessions #celagoszone5 #pstdee
FRAME YOUR AION - JAN 17th 2017 I LIVE IN, AND BY, THE WORD OF GOD AND NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH ME! CHRIST THE HEALER LIVES IN ME; HE'S MY LIFE AND MY RIGHTEOUSNESS. HE HAS USHERED ME INTO A LIFE OF UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES, VICTORIES, AND DOMINION! I CAN DO ALL THINGS IN HIS NAME! GLORY TO GOD! I'M AN ASSOCIATE OF THE GOD-KIND; I FUNCTION FROM THE STANDPOINT OF ADVANTAGE, VICTORY, DOMINION, AND POWER, BECAUSE I'M BORN OF GOD AND CONSCIOUS OF HIS LIFE IN ME. I'M GUIDED AND PROPELLED BY HIS DIVINE WISDOM TO DO HIS WILL, AND FULFILL MY DESTINY IN CHRIST, IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN. #yearofflourishing #dailyconfessions #celagoszone5 #pstdee
Monday 16th January 2017 SAY THIS WITH ME... I have an unction from the Holy One! That anointing is working in my body, finances, family and all that concerns me. It sets me apart for greatness, causing me to spread and make progress on every side to the glory of the Father. Hallelujah! #Flourishing #ConfessionsWithBLWIntlUK #DailyConfessions #YearOfFlourishing _____________________________________ #BLWIntlUK Follow the BLW UK International Office SuperUser account on KingsChat.
FRAME YOUR AION - JAN 14th 2017 I’M TAUGHT OF THE LORD TO LOOK BEYOND THE PRESENT MOMENTS AND CONNECT EVERYTHING I DO HERE ON EARTH TO ETERNITY. MY CHOICES AND DECISIONS CONCERNING MY FAMILY, JOB AND EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT MY LIFE ARE FOUNDED ON THE WORD; I’M LED AND GUIDED BY THE SPIRIT ALWAYS, IN JESUS’ NAME. AMEN!!! I’M the SEED OF ABRAHAM; I’M IMBUED WITH DIVINE WISDOM TO AFFECT LIVES POSITIVELY ALL OVER THE WORLD. MY MIND IS ANOINTED TO BRING FORTH INNOVATIONS, IDEAS, INVENTIONS, SOLUTIONS TO BLESS THE WORLD. I’M SUPERNATURALLY ENABLED TO IMPLEMENT GOD-GIVEN IDEAS TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, IN JESUS’ NAME. AMEN. #yearofflourishing #dailyconfessions #celagoszone5 #pstdee
FRAME YOUR AION - JAN 13th 2017 I’M BORN TO LOVE; THEREFORE, I EXPRESS THE LOVE AND COMPASSION OF CHRIST THROUGH MY WORDS AND ACTIONS. THANK YOU, RIGHTEOUS FATHER, FOR THE RICH DEPOSIT OF YOUR LOVE IN MY HEART. EVERYONE I COME IN CONTACT WITH WILL EXPERIENCE YOUR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE THROUGH ME, IN JESUS’ NAME. AMEN. MY LIFE IS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, SHAPED IN THE DIRECTION OF GOD’S PERFECT WILL! I REIGN AND RULE OVER CIRCUMSTANCES AS I CHART MY COURSE IN SUCCESS AND PROSPERITY, AND CREATE MY VICTORIOUS PATH, WITH MY WHOLESOME TONGUE. #yearofflourishing #dailyconfessions #celagoszone5 #pstdee
Friday 13th January 2017 SAY THIS WITH ME... I refuse to fear, for God hasn't given me a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind. the life of God is in me; therefore, I'm a victor in Christ Jesus! Greater is He that's in me than he that's in the world! #Flourishing #ConfessionsWithBLWIntlUK #DailyConfessions #YearOfFlourishing _____________________________________ #BLWIntlUK Follow the BLW UK International Office SuperUser account on KingsChat.
@PASTORCHRIS PRAYER Prayer at 12noon and 10pm (Local/GMT) - Fri Jan 13 Godly conduct is profitable. Learn more in today's Rhapsody or download from http://rhapsodyofrealities.org Psalm 1:1-6 (AMP) declares: "BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. 2 But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. 3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]. 4 Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God]. 6 For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God’s will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought)". For all 15min at 12noon and 10pm (Local/GMT), we'll pray fervently in tongues of the spirit, meditating on this scripture and appropriating God's Word to ourselves. Pray specially for those in your country who have not known the Lord; that the light of the glorious Gospel will shine in their hearts, that they may believe and receive Christ for their salvation. Listening again and again to the New Year Message will help guiding your path in the direction of God's perfect will in this Year of Flourishing.