Suppressing Emotions

”I cried out to God with my voice – To God with my voice; And he gave ear to me.In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; My hand was stretched out …” (Psalms 77:1-2)

Acknowledging my fears, confusion or any other negative emotion and confessing them (pouring them out the way they are, being truthful and honest about their reality) to God shows great faith and trust in his ability to handle them. On a flip side, Refusing to acknowledge them and bring them before God only expresses how much pride, disbelieve and distrust I have for God.

Being a child of God does not shield me from negative emotions or circumstances. It should rather draw me and lead me to the opened and love heart of my Heavenly Father. That is why he calls out to me…”come let us reason together.” He longs to show me his unconditional love by extending his help. He expects that trouble will come, he knows there would be moments of utter confusion and darkness, o yes, he is well aware you will get right into the valley of the shadow of death. Assuredly, he knows those seasons when nothing will make a drop of sense. He knows.

For this reason he has said to me to cast all of my cares on him, for he cares for me. He is a Father indeed! Have you not heard what he promised?

That when you pass through the waters (of confusion) he will be with you or through the rivers (of silence & frustrations) they shall not overflow you. He further went on to reassure that when you walk through the fire (of depression) you shall not be burned nor shall the flame scorch me. (Isaiah 43:2)

He wants to save you from getting drowned in them…but you prefer to suppress and repress them? He has promised me of his abiding and firm presence!

136691-599x801r1-Hungover-woman     Friend, Repression and Suppression of those negative emotions is not the will of your Heavenly Father. He awaits and expects his children to come to him.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (time of helplessness, time of depression, time of loneliness, time of confusion, time of frustration, time of anger, time of hatred, time of pain, time of darkness). (Hebrews 4:16)

I have a Heavenly Father with whom I talk about everything that bothers me. All of it and I see much grace.

It is only the weak that find and receive strength!!!
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Unforgiveness, Spiritual Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other parts of your body. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. Over time, plaque hardens and narrows your arteries. This limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your organs and other parts of your body.

Figure A shows a normal artery with normal blood flow. The inset image shows a cross-section of a normal artery. Figure B shows an artery with plaque buildup. The inset image shows a cross-section of an artery with plaque buildup.

Atherosclerosis can lead to serious problems, including heart attack, stroke or even death. (Ref: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/atherosclerosis).

Unforgiveness acts like the constituents of plaque that hardens and narrows the blood vessels. This time around, narrows the flow of the God-life in you. It stuffs out the Holy Spirit, his supply of Grace, Peace, Mercy, and opens up one to every manner of evil.Image result wey dey for unforgiveness

Every attempt to holdon to an offense only increases the size of the plaque in one’s life and this directly dove tails into blockage. Blockage of the God-Life.

Ever wondered why Jesus Christ recommends the ”77 x 7 daily” forgiveness pill for every offender? He understands the enormous effect and gravity of Unforgiveness;

  • hinders the receipt of God’s forgiveness (Matt 6:15 – But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins)
  • unanswered prayers (Mark 11: 25 -But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against)
  • Hinders the God-Life (Hebrews 12:15 – See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many)

    • Sickness and Weakness
    • break in relationship
    • Anger & Resentment (Witchcraft)
    • Stagnation
    • Dryness
    • Lack of joy, peace, excitement and liveliness
    • etc the effects are endless. It opens up you to the devil because it shuts out the grace of God.

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If you have the Spirit of God dwelling in you, then you have received the ability to forgive EVERY manner of offence. Jesus Christ displayed this grace while being crucified on the Cross. Stephen displayed same while being stoned to death…They cried, Father forgive them for they don’t know what they do.

Friend, your healing may just be tied to that grudge you have refused to forgive and let go. Your freedom, promotion, progress, deliverance, joy, peace may have been hindered because you have refused to forgive that brother or sister or your parents or employee or sibling or colleague.

Do a soul search today and liberate your soul of every bitterness, anger, unforgiveness for whatsoever offence. Your soul should not be the playing ground of the devil, neither was it meant to serve as a laboratory for his experiments (you give him a chance via unforgiveness, he will mess you up) Release them, you shouldn’t carry that load anymore and say it…”I DECIDE AND CHOOSE TO FORGIVE YOU AND LET GO (put their name here)” then put a call, send a message, give them that hug, a handshake or pay a visit to them and let them know they are forgiven. It may seem and feel difficult or awkward but don’t postpone your deliverance. The results are instantaneous!!!

I wait to read from you of the testimony.

Jesus Loves You Unconditionally.

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The Measuring Tape… Ephesians 5:25-29

So I woke up this night reflecting over Husbands’ (my) responsibilities towards their wives (my love). I ask this one question to every Husband and eligible and prospective husband “Do you love her?” Let’s do a little measuring up and see…love her

See some thoughts gleaned from Scripture.

  1. Meanwhile…The man is to be like Christ, loving her unconditionally, washing her and making her sparkle and blossom daily!!!
  2. Looking unto Jesus the Author…Men, who are we looking unto? Who has authored that attitude towards your wife?
  3. Christ is so busy making a perfect Church…Man, get busy making your wife perfect. It’s your job.
  4. See how much Christ is doing to keep his Church…Man, how much have you done for her? And you are complaining?
  5. Jesus Christ is not tired of his Church…He is interceding for her before the Father.
  6. Why are you already giving up on your wife? Have you brought her before the Father?
  7. Christ is taking FULL responsibility in presenting a spotless Church, he isn’t waiting for her to be clean…He is washing her daily with the Word.
  8. It’s your FULL responsibility to present her spotless. Do not neglect her else you will present her full of spots and you won’t be proud of her.
  9. Who are you waiting for to polish her? Christ did & is busy at his work. Get busy man…
  10. How come it is the woman that is believed to be the one that loves? Christ loved the Church and laid down his life for her. Oga, let the love be poured out. She needs it to breathe.
  11. Husbands love your wife JUST AS CHRIST…STRAIGTH INSTRUCTION not subject to negotiation.
  12. The Church is Christ’s personal project. He is at it daily.
    Let her be your personal project and work at it daily!!!
  13. Hmmm, Christ died for us while we were still sinners…we weren’t good yet he laid down his life to redeem us. Oga sir, this one too is your job to do. Be ready to lay down your life in any way to give her life. She is first before you.
  14. Demonstrate to her how much Christ loves his Church…
  15. It is in love that the Church finds it compelling to submit to Christ. Take a cue from Christ…
  16. Even when she isn’t yielding…Keep loving and keep washing. It’s your job brother. For how long will she refuse unconditional love? But na work oooo.
  17. As stubborn and stiffnecked as we can be too many times…Jesus Christ is always pouring his love over us to help us become spotless.

 

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May 2017

Love Came Down

love came down

  1. Christmas…More than just a story in History. Christmas…the Journey of Love to Man. Indeed Man doomed and marked for destruction. For Man already stood condemned before the Father. But #LoveCameDown!!!
  2. The fallen star who had a great fall was in great jubilation for We stood condemned and were gonna join him in a perpetual fallen state. He could have stayed back in Glory and allow man destroyed…But #LoveCameDown
  3. So the Journey began to restore you and me back to the fellowship with God like it was when the Voice of God would walk in the garden in the cool evening.
  4. And the Son of God became the Son of Man. What a Love Revelation and Transfiguration. Much More than a story in history.
  5. Though He came over 2016 years ago…Yet this Love Revelation and Transfiguration stirs and burns in my heart like He came just today, His love ravishes my heart everyday…Now this is the greatest of His coming! He can come to your heart today. #LoveCameDown. Has he come to you? Selah….
  6. The Son of God became the son of Man not to simply display his power, might and splendour…He had Love engrained in this decision. It was Love that was the framework of this Mysteries Story in History that lives beyond the history.
  7. The Son of God became the Son of Man so that He came make you and me (who were lost and condemned) become Sons of God. O What manner of Love is this?
  8. I was still & laid down in my bed and wonder what manner of Love propelled the Son of God and Kept Him through the Journey from eternity too time, from Glory to misery, From Immortality to Corruption…All in the bid to salvage the sons of men all headed for destruction. This Love none can give.
  9. Indeed #LoveCameDown, down to where I was, down He came to raise me up. Today I have been raised sited as a Son of God. Love always comes down. Yes, The Son of God came down and became the Son of Man for Love Sake!!!
  10. He had innumerable hosts of angels singing his praise and worshipping him day and night, yet he wanted me to do this for him. He thought of you and me and came down.
  11. He could exist without me and you, afterall it was our tradeoff that brought us to the condemned position. He would still be the Son of God. But Love wanted many more to be like him…He came down.
  12. #LoveCameDown and became a son of man and experienced my constrains, pains, anguish, weakness etc in fleshy garment….all to redeem me. Wasn’t there any other way? It was the way and He chose to do it. Chaiii. What manner of Love is this? It is the Love that comes down.
  13. Oh, I was wallowing and sliding deeper in my sin. He saw me from eternity, long before the foundations of the earth, long before I was conceived or crafted in my mother’s womb…This Love moved him to come and rescue me. I am free again.
  14. Oh, I do not deserve this manner of Love, so pure, so real, so sacred, so persistent, so consistent, so intentional, so deep, so personal, so powerful, so compelling, so sacrificial, so healing.
  15. I am changed and still changing into the fullness of the Son of God, I have been made new, My destiny has been bought and changed. Not just a son of man, Now a son of God. Am so excited about this. I am redeemed, I am Heaven bound because
  16. His Love constrains and compels me…I do not have any other way to live than for him alone. I give up every other for his love. He will yet bring many more sons of men through me to become sons of God. I invite you today to meet my Jesus Christ. My Lover, My King, My Saviour, My Deliverer, My Redeemer, My Hope, My Life. In Him I have come to find life. You too can find life for #LoveCameDown, #LoveIsHere, #HeStillLovesYou
  17. The Son of God became the Son of Man So That You too will become a Son of God

It was fuelled by Love

It was sustained by Love

It was executed by Love

It is Kept by Love

Love Has Come Down and Down there with You and Is Calling You.

Accept this Love Today

  1. Yes…He was born a manger. Not just because there was no space in the inn or he couldn’t have created a better place to receive his birth. He also wanted to depict my state – I didn’t make space for him…Yet #LoveCameDown
  2. The Manger also showed the condition I was in. A horrible and disgusting condition. Yet #LoveCameDown to tell me that irrespective of my State or what displeasing lifestyle I choose to live…He is ready to come to me…#LoveCameDown
  3. You may not have a space for him in your heart or the space you have is just like that manger…He wants to come to you. Just make your manger available to him and #LoveWillComeDown

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December 2016

 

iObey

 

Obedience is a huge testometer in the hands of the Most High God, it will reveal my love for God or reveal my hypocrisy.

Obedience says…Lord I submit, right away I execute. Disobedience says…Lord why do I need to do this? Can’t it wait for a convenient time?

Disobedience says, ‘haba God…can’t you understand that this is totally unreasonable?’ Obedience says…’Kai God…this is really crazy, but you know what? I am gonna go all out to do it.’

You remember father Abraham? He did crazy stuffs for the cause of obedience…He was circumcised at the age of Eighty Nine (89). God calls it Obedience, men call it Foolishness.

It will sometimes look like ‘have you gone knots?’ which kind of God will ask you to do stuffs like this? The voices of your parents and friends echo back and forth. Yet it was Abraham that went to offer his son as a burnt offering. Will you go this far?

Until my Obedience is complete…I do not love the Lord. Go ask Abraham.

Next time when you sing Father Abraham has many sons…Ask yourself, AM I INDEED ABRAHAM’S SON? Sons Obey…They don’t disregard their father’s instructions or commands. Are you a son?

Let’s inquire of Saul? Obedience will push you further away than you ever bargained, Cost you much more than you ever envisaged. He was rejected as king over Israel because his obedience was not complete.

Have you asked Adam and Eve the cost of disobedience and the distance you can cover in the realm of disobedience? I think you should.

One Minute of Obedience will yield the fruit of the land much more than Fifteen minutes of incomplete Obedience or Absolute Disobedience.

Let’s have a flash back on Joseph’s life….He obeyed and fled in a minute and eventually became a prime minister. Someone else chose to obey partially and he relinquished his kingship immediately.

99% Obedience is equal to (=) Disobedience.

Would you rather obey God and displease him or would you rather obey her and displease the Lord, Your God and Father? Choose yea this day!

Jesus learnt obedience from the things he suffered. Selah

If that brother will not help you obey God, my sister no be negotiation matter o. Your destiny na him you wan sell be that.

Obedience may not always be simple like a straight line graph, it is many times difficult like a cosine curve, challenges the usual or accepted, it will sometime cost you a fortune like a Ferrari, it may even cost you your friends and cost you some face before men like a charred skin…..But when its time to be distinguished….hmmmm, your rep no go get part two.

May God help us all to be Resolutely Obedient to our Father and thereby show our love for Him.

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JULY 2016

 

The Woman God Made

womanShe was first made by God, she wasn’t the concept of man or the design of the society. Therefore, she should be governed not by societal requirements and expectations but by the expectations of the source from which she came from

She is first the carrier of an image rather than the aura she exudes. Her aura is only reflective of the one who made her so beautifully

Yes she is adorned with beauty, charm, radiance, tenderness, love and you name it. Don’t take her for granted. Don’t toy with her.

She is indeed beautiful, no doubt, God took time to form her. But her value transcends her physical beauty. Beyond her face is a reflection…what do you see?

She is deep, she sees far, she sees with an extra inspiration even the natural woman. Sometimes can’t help but wonder how long God used in making her. She seems to carry the spirit and breathe of God more…hmmm

#This woman God made is another complete vessel God fashioned to compliment the pair. She isn’t less.

Scriptures never meant she was less in value when it said of her to be of the weaker vessel na na!!! It was only her disposition. This calls for a lot of responsibility to her husband. To dwell with her in understanding….(_talk_ for another day)

Handle her with care, love and attention. She needs it every day to remain productive. Those are her grease. Except you want a know how to move a knocked out engine.

Is she your wife? Pray with & for her, is she your mother? Pray with & for her, is she your sister? Pray with & for her, is she your daughter? Pray with & for her. Is she your girlfriend or fiancée? Pray with for her. It gives her a sense of supernatural covering. Backing and strength.

Let’s stop all these equality campaign….it was never God’s intention and will never. She was never made to be equal to the male man. It is rather a pit of hell agenda to minimize the capacity and doings of the woman on earth. Come on, you are much more than that.

It is a demeaning of yourself to be struggling for equal right with whom you were created to fulfill the agenda of God…dominion.

If you are equal to the male man…then kindly return your womb to God. You probably don’t understand what he wants of you and did.

Didn’t you read in your bibles that she is the glory of the man? Am sure you haven’t read this, that is why you are busy looking for recognition….not so with #THE WOMAN GOD MADE

She is the man with the womb or the carrier, a conceiver, the one who brings forth, she multiplies.

Give a woman a seed and in nine months she brings forth a miracle – another human. A miracle because the potential of the seed is of global impart.

Without the womb man, the mandate of mankind to multiply and fill the earth would have been a history. A story that would probably never be told.

Give a woman a seed and guess what? She will multiply it. Give her a seed of love…you will get in return 10folds, give her a seed of trouble…you will get in return 10folds, pressed down shaken together and running over. Cherish her, care for her….and she will blossom, she will radiate with irresistible beauty. This is #THE WOMAN GOD MADE

She conceives and hatches the seed of purpose she receives….a wise man knows this and walks closely with his wise to bring forth his vision and dreams…if na lie ask Bro. Ocholi…he will give you a revelation.

Why do you think there was violence in heaven? Satan was afraid of God’s creation – the womb man (woman). His position as next to God was going to be changed, for a son, who was going to be an heir was to be brought forth. And guess what? It was through a woman. Yes #THE WOMAN GOD MADE

It all started in the book of revelation that Satan started a mission to frustrate #THE WOMAN GOD MADE. He failed….he came to genesis again, he failed yet again, for God said her seed will crush your head

He hasn’t given up. That was why in 1995 he gathered people in Beijing to reduce the understanding of who they are. Today, women want to become men….who will now be the men if the women leave their womanhood.

You wanna the best of a woman? Give her not just a seed but create the good soil and climate for her to thrive. You will be shocked to your bones what she is capable of bringing forth.

She may not look like it, but she’s got enormous strength.

Don’t reduce her to a sex toy or child factory or cleaner or chef or all those stuff… na!!!, that isn’t her calling. They are only jara

Finally, #THE WOMAN GOD MADE is a proverb 31 woman…full of grace, with higher value than rubies. God made something different. It was #THE WOMAN GOD MADE

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July 2016