“Be alert. If you see your friend going wrong, correct him. If he responds, forgive him. Even if it’s personal against you and repeated seven times through the day, and seven times he says, ‘I’m sorry, I won’t do it again,’ forgive him” (Luke 17:3-4, MSG)

cant forgivePeople find it hard to forgive those who deliberately sin against them. That person (your friend, brother, sister, mother, father, colleague at work, etc) knew it was wrong yet he/she did it. In the scripture, Peter came to Jesus one day and asked him a question about the number of times he should forgive those who sin against him? He thought up to seven times were enough but Jesus replied “No, not seven times but seventy times seven”

Jesus told Peter to forgive 490 times. In other words, Jesus told him to be ready to forgive each time his brother sin against him. In Luke 17:4, Jesus added“Even if that person wrong you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive”

Someone may ask “what if that person is conscious of what he/she is doing and keeps on repeating the same mistake every day, week, month, or year. Must I forgive him/her?” The answer is Yes.

Forgiving your brother’s mistake(s) must be something you do every day because human beings are people and they are going to hurt you in one way or the other.

Do you know that God doesn’t answer your prayer for forgiveness when you don’t forgive people who sin against you?

Jesus told his disciples in Mark 11:25 that “Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive you failings and shortcomings.”

Friend true love overlooks a person’s failings and shortcomings. God shows us this kind of love daily. The scripture says while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He bought us with his precious blood and the least, I believe, you can do to show your love for him is to look around you today, pick up your phone to call the person who hurt you or  sinned against you in the past. God will bless you as you choose to forgive all who have sin against you today. The Right Time is Now!


Message for the Last Quarter

20130113-071539.jpgHello Everyone,

We are gradually getting to the last quarter of the year. If you ask me about how I see this year, I would say that it has been a great year. The Lord has been good to me, my family, my friends, and you. We are strong and growing day by day both spiritually and physically.

God has this message for you as you prepare for the final quarter of the year. I trust it will bless you and give you hope to face the days ahead.

“I have cared for you since you were born. Yes, I carried you before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime – until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” (Isaiah 46:3-4 NLT)

God has cared for you since you were born and as per His word, He isn’t going to leave you. I don’t know what lies ahead in October, November, and December but what I do know is that Jesus has taken the lead, making rough places smooth for us.

Thank God for what He has done for you in the past months and thank Him for what He is going to do in the coming months. It is well

Thought For The Day: September 21, 2014

Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. (Revelation 22:12, NIV)


Encourage those who are afraid. Tell them, “Be strong, fear not, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” (Isaiah 35:4, TLB)

You Are Not Ordinary

lordismystrength_nivBehold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19, KJV)

No man in his natural ability can defeat Satan and his demons. Satan’s number one task is to turn your heart against God. He uses sickness, fear, disappointment, poverty, depression, temptation, among others to take your mind from the things of God. He wants you to doubt God’s power to supply your needs. He is smart and knows how to get to your weak point. He attacks you when you are weary and anxious. He was in the Garden of Eden, he tempted all the great prophets and apostles and our Lord Jesus Christ.  If experience is anything to go talk about, Satan is experienced in turning man’s heart against God.

Jesus, knowing that man can’t fight with his strength, gave us power to live in this world. In Luke 10:18, Jesus said “I beheld Satan as lighting fall from heaven.” That wasn’t good news for man as man became vulnerable to his attacks. The only remedy for us was Jesus Christ. Jesus came to destroy his works and to give us power to do what we couldn’t do on our own. So when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you received Power over all the abilities of the enemy.

You have power over sickness, poverty, fear, disappointment, discouragement, sin, temptation, broken-heart, etc. Surprisingly, some believers don’t know that they are equipped so when they see obstacles in front of them, they give up. Such people live as those without Jesus. As a result, when the world is crying because of economic hardship, they join them. When the world is terrified about outbreak of diseases, they are also terrified. When people are insecure, they feel the same. They don’t know that they are lights of the world. They haven’t realised the power that is at work in them. Its high time believers believed that God’s arm isn’t weak to save them, nor his ear deaf to hear them call. Our God is mighty to save.

Paul said in Romans 12:2 (NLT) that “Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

Friend let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. This should be your prayer each day because the enemy attacks your thoughts when he gets the chance. Know that you are not ordinary: You have been born of God, His Spirit lives you, His angels are protecting you, and you have supernatural power to do wonders in this world. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. “They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!” Deuteronomy 28:7.

If all of us will know and exercise the authority we have in Jesus Christ, then we can live best lives and reach out to save many.

I will close with this:

We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. (1 John 5:18, NLT)


You Are Untouchable

Last night I had a chat with a friend which I want to share with you because I believe that we could all learn from it.

Friend:  You woke up one morning to the sound of someone knocking on your door, you opened and saw your best friend crying and sweating profusely, you let him/her in, after petting him/her with hugs and he/her calms down, then you ask…what’s wrong, he/she reply sobbing I have Ebola. What will you do?

Me: I will pray in the Name of Jesus for his/her recovery.

Friend: And what about you?

Me: Ebola can’t touch me because I am covered by the blood of Jesus.  For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. (Psalms 91:3, 7, 11 NLT)

Friend: Amen and 10x.


I knew she wanted to make fun of me and probably see how I would react to Ebola, which has claimed over 2000 lives in West Africa. My responses to her questions encouraged her which made her call back to say thank you for the scripture. Ebola is real but the good news for us is that God has His hedge of protection around us. We are in Jesus Christ and His precious blood shield us from all forms of attacks. We, Christians, have been given power to pray for the sick and those who are oppressed by Satan and his demons. Our nature is immune to any form of sickness/disease. His word says in Psalm 91 that though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.

Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession.” (Zechariah 2:8 NLT)

Friend you are God’s most precious possession so don’t be afraid of what is happening around the globe.  He is watching over you. You are untouchable.


blessit2Arthur Blessit carried the Cross around the world in every nation and is listed in the Guinness World Records for the world’s longest walk over 41,002 miles in ‘323 countries, islands groups & territories’ for 46 years. Arthur did not carry the cross for fun but to let the world know about the message of the Cross.

“Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” (Mark 16:15, NIV)

 “When His message comes to you,

There is but one thing to do,

Just obey, just obey”

Jesus’ message to you is “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” Notice He did not say “preach the Good News to your friends, or some good people, or those who love you, or your family member.” He said “preach the Good News to everyone.” This is the great commission. It is not an option but a must for you as a child of God.

  • Brighten Your Corner

Preach the Good News to your friends at the office, home, school, associations, etc. Instead of gossiping with an unbeliever, tell him/her about Jesus. In my Master’s class, there was a Finance lecturer who used Jesus in almost all the examples he gave. He did not worry about those who were offended about his message or examples about Jesus. In the same way, we can use whatever we do to preach the Good News. Preach the Good News to people you meet for the first time. It may not be up to 5 minutes but I can tell you that God can use a short message in 30 seconds to change a person’s life.

 You can brighten your corner by telling others about Jesus.

  • The Use of Social Media

A point to note is that you do not have to be like Arthur Blessit who carried the Cross around the world but you can preach the gospel using every channel available to you. Talking about channel, technology has made it easier now than before. Today, you do not need to travel to Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, or Australia to preach the gospel. Facebook reaches areas you have not seen before. I believe you do not know all the friends you have on Facebook but you could use it as means to tell them about Jesus. There is also Twitter, Whatsapp, Viber, WordPress, Blogspot, LinkedIn, Youtube, Skype, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Whichever you find yourself, you could use it as a means to preach the Good News.

The better part of the story is that you do not have to shout, scream, or touch someone as all you have to do is to type, read over, and then click the send button or enter to share. I am not discouraging anybody from sharing happy moments with friends but what I am saying is that we are here (on earth) to tell the world about Jesus.

 We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work. (John 9:4, NLT)

 In the Old Testament, God used people like Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Sampson, Esther, David, Elijah, Elisha, and others to save His people. In the New Testament, He used Jesus (His Son), Peter, James, John, Philip, Paul, and others to save people from darkness to light.  And in our days, He is counting on you and I. Imagine what the people of old (like Paul) would have done or achieved if they had the electronics and media we have today.

 This generation has no excuse for not reaching the masses with the message of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Support other Ministries

You can support ministers who have bigger platforms to reach the world through daily radio programs, TV programs, satellite channels, podcast, etc. It will surprise you to know the kind of feedback they get. I watch TBN, God TV, Day Star, and other channels.

You can also support those in your country and cities who are doing well to spread the good news. Your resources or help can send the Message to areas you cannot reach.

Let us encourage ourselves to carry out tasks assigned to us by Jesus Christ.

I will close with this song “Win Them One by One”:

If to Christ our only King
Men redeemed we strive to bring,
Just one way this may be done—
We must win them one by one.

Side by side we stand each day,
Saved are we, but lost are they;
They will come if we but dare
Speak a word backed up by prayer.

Only cowards dare refuse,
Dare this gift of God misuse;
Ere some friend goes to his grave,
Speak a word his soul to save.

Not for hope of great reward
Turn men’s hearts unto the Lord;
Just to see a saved man smile
Makes the effort well worthwhile.


So you bring the one next to you,
And I’ll bring the one next to me;
In all kinds of weather, we’ll all work together,
And see what can be done.
If you’ll bring the one next to you,
And I bring the one next to me,
In no time at all we’ll have them all,
So win them, win them, one by one.