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WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE IT'S NOT YOU

IT’S NOT YOU

By Gideon in Blog, Ministry on February 3, 2017

One day a local evangelist bragged during a crusade that his God was more able than all the other gods in the town and the powers of the universe that the villagers worshiped put together. Just then, rainstorm sounds started sounding overhead, threatening the progress of the crusade. The evangelist lifted up his voice and declared with confidence that if the rains fell, then he wasn’t a man of God; he would stop preaching!
Before he could finish his bluff, the rains began to hit the crusade grounds so vehemently, apparently in disregard to his declarations. The whole town left the crusade grounds to their houses, shaking their heads in disappointment and dismay.
The evangelist, so distraught and angry, packed his belongings and left the town the next day. On his way through the next town, he checked into a local drinking spot and drank himself to stupor. As he laid on the ground cursing God, an old seedy looking man tapped him gently on the shoulder.
“Man of God”, the old man began. But the evangelist quickly cut in, “don’t mention the name of God to me. He is fake. He is unreliable. I am no longer a believer in this God. A God who chooses to disgrace his servants. Leave me alone!”
But the old man would not let him be. He continued,”I am the fetish priest in the village you just preached at, during your one week stay in that village, you destroyed all the charms i had made on the people for 45 years. Your prayers and your words always came with some fearful fire and power. I tried so many times to eliminate you but i couldn’t. My last chance came yesterday. I had loaded my gun with gun powder lying wait on the mountaintop where i had a very clear view of you. My plan was to shoot you from a distance since i couldn’t get close enough to you due to the fire around you. But just when i lifted the gun, the rains came from nowhere, wetting my gunpowder and covering you in a cloud so that i couldn’t even see you. All i saw was a bright man holding a sword in front of you. I was so terrified. I concluded that your God was indeed all powerful and Almighty. That is why I’ve been looking for you since then. I want to follow this your God!”
The ex-evangelist bowed his head in shame!
Dear friends, sometimes, it is just wise for us to believe that our Father knows the way He is taking us. We should just trust His leading. Let our boast be in the Lord, not in ourselves. If we decree a thing and it doesn’t happen, let us not see it as disappointment or dishonor from the Father. Let us just believe that the Father wants his perfect will to be done in all things.
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WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE 25 PRINCIPLES TO GROW YOUR MARRIAGE!

25 PRINCIPLES TO GROW YOUR MARRIAGE!

By Gideon in Blog, MARRIAGE on October 14, 2016

When you choose to settle down in marriage relationship, the next is to team together to build around the love that bounded you together and that’s the beginning of intimacy.

1. Choose to love each other even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. Love is a commitment, not a feeling.

2. Always answer the phone when your husband/wife is calling, and when possible, try to keep your phone off when you’re together with your spouse.

3. Make time together a priority. Budget for a consistent date night. Time is the “currency of relationships,” so consistently invest time into your marriage.

4. Surround yourself with friends who will strengthen your marriage, and remove yourself from people who may tempt you to compromise your character.

5. Make laughter the soundtrack of your marriage. Share moments of joy, and even in the hard times, find reasons to laugh.

6. In every argument, remember that there won’t be a “winner” and a “loser.” You are partners in everything so you’ll either win together or lose together. Work together to find a solution.

7. Remember that a strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. It’s usually a husband and wife taking turns being strong for each other in the moments when the other feels weak.

8. Prioritize what happens in the bedroom. It takes more than sex to build a strong marriage, but it’s nearly impossible to build a strong marriage without it !

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE 25 PRINCIPLES TO GROW YOUR MARRIAGE!
9. Remember that marriage isn’t 50-50, divorce is 50-50.

Marriage has to be 100-100. It’s not splitting everything in half, but both partners giving everything they’ve got!

10. Give your best to each other, not your leftovers after you’ve given your best to everyone else.

11. Learn from other people, but don’t feel the need to compare your life or your marriage to anyone else’s. God’s plan for your life is masterfully unique!

12. Don’t put your marriage on hold while you’re raising your kids or else you’ll end up with an empty nest and an empty marriage.

13. Never keep secrets from each other. Secrecy is the enemy of intimacy.

14. Never lie to each other. Lies break trust, and trust is the foundation of a strong marriage.

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15. When you’ve made a mistake, admit it and humbly seek forgiveness. You should be quick to say, “I was wrong. I’m sorry. Please forgive me.”

16. When your husband/wife breaks your trust, give them your forgiveness instantly, which will promote healing and create the opportunity for trust to be rebuilt.

You should be quick to say, “I love you. I forgive you. Let’s move forward.”

17. Be patient with each other. Your spouse is always more important than your schedule.

18. Model the kind of marriage that will make your sons want to grow up to be good husbands and your daughters want to grow up to be good wives.

19. Be your spouse’s biggest encourager, not his/her biggest critic. Be the one who wipes away their tears, not the one who causes them.

20. Never talk badly about your spouse to other people or vent about them online. Protect your spouse at all times and in all places.

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE 25 PRINCIPLES TO GROW YOUR MARRIAGE!
21. Always wear your wedding ring. It will remind you that you’re always connected to your spouse and it will remind the rest of the world that you’re off limits!

22. Connect into a community of faith. A good church can make a world of difference in your marriage and family.

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23. Pray together. Every marriage is stronger with God in the middle of it.

24. When you have to choose between saying nothing or saying something mean to your spouse, say nothing every time!

25. Never consider divorce as an option. Remember that a “perfect marriage” is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other!- churchleader

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WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE Evang Dr. Bola Are

Evang Dr. Bola Are

By Gideon in Blog, Life Sharing on September 1, 2016

Evangelist Dr. Bola Are was born on the 1st of October 1954 into the family of Elder & Mrs. T. A. Babayomi hailed from Erio in Ekiti State Nigeria. She attended C.A.C Primary School in Erio Ekiti and her Secondary School at C.A.C Grammar School Efon Alaaye (Caposto). She also studied Accounting at Ibadan Polytechnic. She obtained her Doctorate degree in Music in July 1985 at St. John’s University, Missouri U.S.A. Bola was gifted and brilliant. She started singing from the age of two and the power of God was greatly upon her even from the incipient stage of her life. She was brought up by four major prophets in Christ Apostolic Church – Apostle Ayodele Babalola, Prophet Babajide, Prophet Akande and Prophet T.O. Obadare. She spent most of her youthful time on the mountain and got her inspiration directly from the Holy Spirit. She founded Bola & Her Spiritual Singers in 1973 and produced her 1st musical album in August 1977 titled “Baba Kuse.” She had seventy albums to her credit till date. She got married in 1977 to Pastor J.O. Are, a banker by profession and a native of Owo in Ondo State who was later called into glory.
She is blessed with Children. Glory be to God in the highest, Bola Are had taken gospel across the world through her singing ministry. Like the wise servant who was given five talents and utilized them, she had expanded her music ministry in different fields.
WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE Evang Dr. Bola Are
Evangelist Dr. Bola Are founded her Spiritual Covenant Gospel Singers in July 1973 in C.A.C. Olugbode Odo-Ona, Ibadan. This group was the foundation of all Bola Are Gospel Music Ministries International today, which is called Bola Are Evangelical World Outreach Ministry International. Not until nowadays, it is unusual for an artiste to have personal Record Label Company. Okiki Jesu Record Label company was founded and registered in 1979 by Bola Are.
Except for the first & second album titled ‘Baba Kuse’ and ‘Jesu Jinde’ which were released under ‘Iroyin Ayo’ Records in Ibadan, up till today, all Bola Are albums were released under Okiki Jesu Record Label International. To the glory of God, 70 OJLP albums had been produced in the company till date. Bola Are School of Gospel Music International was founded on July 7th, 1990 to lead gospel musicians in the way of the Lord. The school is currently located at C.A.C Agbala Oluwa, Bola Are Street, Ogbere Idi-Obi, Beside Airport Quarters, Ibadan, Evangelist Dr. Bola Are founded a charity organization called Bola Are Gospel Foundation International to cater for the needs of less privileged in Nigeria in the year 1995. Evangelist Dr. Bola Are clocks 40 years on stage in October 5th 2013
– Bola Are & her Spiritual Covenant Gospel Singers Int’l
– Bola Are Evangelical World Outreach Ministry
– Bola Are Gospel Foundation Int’l.
– Bola Are Recording Studio Int’l.
– Bola Are Super Mart Int’l.
– Bola Are School of Gospel Music Int’l.
– Bola Are Okiki Jesu Records Int’l.——God bless her! Ask yourself as a woman what has been your contribution to the Gospel.

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE CRITICAL ALERT !

CRITICAL ALERT !

By Gideon in Blog, RAPTURE on August 18, 2016

Hello beloved saints! I’m sure you know that NIV Bible was published by Zondervan but is now owned by Harper Collins, who also published the SATANIC BIBLE and the joy of Gay sex. The NIV Bible has now removed 64,575 words from the Bible including Jehovah, Calvary, Holy Ghost and Omnipotent to mention but a few. The NIV Bible has also now remove 45 complete verses. Most of us have the Bible on our devices and phones. Try and find these Scriptures in NIV Bible on your computers, phones or any other device right now if you are in doubt. Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14; Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46; Luke 17:36, 23:17; John 5:4; Acts 8:37…… You will not believe your eyes. Refuse to be blinded by satan and do not act like you just don’t care. Let’s not forget what the Lord Jesus said in John 10:10 (King James Version). The SOLUTION: If you must use the NIV Bible, BUY AND KEEP AN EARLIER VERSION of the Bible. A hard copy cannot be updated. All these changes occur when they ask you to update the App on your phone or laptop, etc. BUY, KEEP EARLIER VERSION AND STORE THEM.
There is a crusade geared towards altering the Bible as we know it. NIV and many more versions are affected. Rapture will take place any time from now. Don’t say I have been hearing about that for so long. Everything hindering the rapture has been removed. Gospel has been preached almost everywhere, all the prophecies has been fulfilled. The devil is working hard to occupy Christians with the things of this World so that the day will catch them unaware.
Please! BE PREPARED!!! There is no more time, use the advantage of this free sms to send this message to at least 10 people. Do not ignore, this is also a source of Evangelism, souls are dying. God Bless you. Let’s pray Hard 6 6 6, the mark of the beast prophesy finally fulfilled….. Written By Jonathan Annobil. The US Senate has passed the Obama Bill into Law. The implementation would require all Americans to be implanted with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip in order to access medical care. The device will be implemented on the forehead or on the arm. This is to fulfill the prophecy in the Book of Revelation 13:15-18 concerning the mark of the beast. Are you still doubting the END TIME? Do you know that the special car which was made for Obama is known as the BEAST? GET READY! RAPTURE IS NEAR. Revelation 13 is being played out right before us. Many are still unaware.
(1) Why is the chip being implanted exactly where the Bible says it would be. Why on the hand and forehead. Why not anywhere else.
(2) Why is it being connected to your bank account? Remember the Bible says you won’t be able to buy or sell without the mark 6 6 6. And GUESS WHAT? The chip is connected to your financial details. What breaks my heart the most is that many people in the church will not make it if Jesus comes now. Many are unaware that the ENDS IS NEAR. Don’t tell me that its advancement in technology or development. If any area of your life is not in sync with God’s word repent and be converted. If you MISS HEAVEN you can NEVER MISS HELL. THINK ABOUT IT!!! Hell is not a pretty place, the worst part is that it is for ETERNITY. He who has EARS, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Church. Please! Rather than post and forward senseless messages, send to everyone you know. Do the work of an Evangelist. PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE !

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE PA AKINDAYOMI-REDEEMD CHURCH

PA AKINDAYOMI-REDEEMD CHURCH

By Gideon in Blog, Life Sharing on August 12, 2016

THE FOUNDER AND FIRST GENERAL OVERSEER OF REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD.

PA Akindayomi, Josiah Olufemi. He was the founder and first general overseer of what is today known as the Redeemed Christian Church of God. The church, today acclaimed as the fastest growing Pentecostal church in the world, started in 1947 as an independent prayer fellowship, the Glory of God Fellowship.
This group blossomed into the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1952.
Josiah was born in 1909 into the Akindayomi family in Ondo State, Nigeria. From early childhood Josiah’s parents noticed unusual things about him. When he was sick, allegedly his sickness, that usually defied traditional medecin-the most common treatment for sickness in those days-would abate and subsequently disappear once he was bathed with ordinary water. Josiah himself also had an inkling that he was different, for although he grew up in an environment where the worship of Ogun (the Yoruba divinity of iron and war) was prevalent, he was aware of the existence of a greater power and yearned to know the true God who created the earth and everyone in it. His yearning after God led him into the Anglican Church where he was baptized in 1927. Still spiritually unfulfilled, he joined the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in 1931. A few years later he began to hear a voice inside him declaring that he would be a minister of God. He was not at ease with this voice, which he identified as God’s call to full time ministry. For seven years he ignored it, since he had never intended to be a pastor. During this period, virtually everything went wrong for him. All his business ventures failed; heavily in debt and without peace of mind, he found himself totally dependent on the grace of God.
The turning point for Josiah came when, in 1940, he dreamed of an old man scratching his leg. He woke up the next morning with a sore on his leg that deteriorated significantly within a short period of time. Then he heard the voice inside him telling him to submit to God’s will and to serve him. When he asked for signs to confirm that the call was from God he was given the following passages as confirmation: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Isaiah 41:10-13, and Romans 8:29-31. [1] Without the use of medication, the Lord healed the sore on his leg. This marked the beginning of a definite relationship with God. Totally broken, he yielded to God, saying, “Lord I will go wherever you want me to go.” The Lord assured him that he would provide for all his needs as he would henceforth receive no salary from anyone. This promise from the Lord was a comforting reminder to him during his trials in subsequent months.
Akindayomi was married in 1947 and relocated to Lagos in the latter part of that year. In Lagos, he worshipped with the Cherubim and Seraphim Church at its Ibadan Street, Ebute-Metta branch, where Prophet Onanuga, the immediate successor to Prophet Moses Orimolade, the church founder, was the leader. He was still with the church in 1947 when a zeal for a better service and a deeper experience with God prompted him to start the prayer fellowship later known as the Glory of God Fellowship that met at 9, Willougby Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos. Initially there were nine members; however the fellowship gradually grew as the news of the miracles that occurred in their midst spread. It became so popular that it drew not only members of the church, but others from the neighborhood.
By 1952 he felt persuaded to leave the Cherubim and Seraphim Church. The fellowship he had started then grew into the Redeemed Christian Church of God. The name of the church was said to have been revealed to the founder in a vision. Allegedly the letters forming the name of the church appeared in the English alphabet to Akindayomi, who could neither read nor write. Miraculously he was able to scribble down the individual letters which, when put together, read “The Redeemed Christian Church of God.” This has been the name of the church ever since.
In this same vision God promised to take the church to the ends of the earth and declared that the Lord Jesus Christ would meet the church when he returned in glory. The Lord also established a covenant with Akindayomi similar to the Abrahamic covenant in the Bible, promising to meet all the needs of the church in wonderful ways if only members would serve Him faithfully and be obedient to His Word. The Redeemed Christian Church of God was formed, based on this covenant, in 1952.
The church continued to meet at 9 Willoughby Street until they acquired some land and relocated to their headquarters at 1-5 Redemption Way, Ebute-Metta, Lagos (formerly 1a Cemetery Street). In the 1950s it was quite fashionable for Nigerian independent churches to affiliate with overseas ministries for expansion purposes. However, according to sources, God strongly instructed the Redeemed Christian Church of God not to merge with any foreign or overseas body. Today the church has become one of the fastest growing Pentecostal churches in the world.
Like Moses in the Bible, Akindayomi named his successor before his death. In the early 1970s God had told him that his successor, who was not yet a member of the church, would be a young educated man. Thus when a young university lecturer joined the church in 1973, Akindayomi was able to recognize him in the Spirit as the one whom the Lord had spoken of. This man, Enoch Adejare Adeboye, a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Lagos, soon became involved in the activities of the church. He became one of the interpreters translating Akindayomi’s sermons from the Yoruba language into English. He was ordained a pastor of the church in 1975.
One day the Lord revealed to Akindayomi that it was time for him to die. He then sent for Pastor Adeboye and spent several hours with him, sharing the details of the covenant and the plans of the Lord for the church. A year earlier, the Lord had revealed to Pastor Adeboye that he would be Akindayomi’s successor, but it was too difficult for him to fully contemplate such an awesome responsibility. Akindayomi died in 1980 at the age of 71. Thereafter Pastor Adeboye’s appointment was formalized and he has since been the general overseer of the church.Today God is still doing powerful work through the Redeemed Christian Church of God worldwide. In 1981 there was an explosion of growth in the number of parishes. At the last count there were about 2,000 parishes of the church in Nigeria. The church is also present in other African nations, including: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Gambia, Cameroon, and South Africa. In Europe the church has spread to England, Germany, and France. In the Americas there are U.S. parishes in Dallas, Tallahassee, Houston, New York, Washington, and Chicago, and in the Caribbean states of Haiti and Jamaica. One prominent program of the church is the Holy Ghost service, an all-night miracle service, held on the first Friday of every month at the Redemption Camp at Km. 46, Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The average number of those who attend the service is about 500,000. The Holy Ghost service is now also held in London on a quarterly basis.
God bless the faithful leaders and all the aspiring leaders of the end time harvest of Christ.

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE SOARING LIKE EAGLE

SOARING LIKE EAGLE

By Gideon in Blog on July 28, 2016

The Eagle has the longest life-span of its species. It can live up to 70 years. But to reach this age, the eagle must make a very difficult decision! In its 40th year, the eagle’s long and flexible Talons can no longer grab a prey which serves as food. Its long and sharp beak becomes bent. Its old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, stick to its chest and make it difficult to fly. Then, the eagle is left with only two options: DIE or go through a painful process of CHANGE! This process lasts for 150 days (5 months) The process requires the eagle to fly to a mountain top and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out. Then the eagle will wait for the new beak to grow back after which it will pluck out its talons. When its talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its old aged feathers.
And after this the eagle takes its famous flight of rebirth and LIVES for 30 more years!! Why is Change needed? In order to survive and live. We too have to start the change process.
We sometimes need to get rid of the unpleasant old memories, negative habits and our fixed mind set. Only Freed from the past burdens can we take advantage of the present. If an eagle can make a life saving and life changing decision at the age of 40….why can’t we? In order to take on a New Journey ahead, let go of your negative old limiting beliefs. Open up your mind and let yourself fly high like an eagle! When it rains, all birds occupy shelter. But the EAGLE avoids the rain by flying above the clouds….The problem is common to all, but the attitude to solve it makes the difference! Don’t be afraid of change…accept it gracefully..!!! Prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 40:29-31 “He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength.
Vs 30-Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
Vs 31-But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Don’t ever give up on your businesses, marriage, education, ministry and your health, death is not your portion, that huge debt will not swallow you, God will touch that your son- miracles are around you, keep your focus on Jesus that died on the calvary! Trust him, pray more, read your Bible more and wait for Him! Don’t submit to the pressure of Satan and his destructive advices, he’s always a liar! You will fly with great breakthrough again in Jesus name. I also pray that you will achieve all the purpose of God for your life in Jesus name! Amen.-Dr Oyedepo G O.