Tag: FULFILLING LIFE

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE Focus On Goal!

Focus On Goal!

By Gideon in Blog, Life Sharing on February 10, 2017

One day, a young soldier walked up to a well decorated senior officer in the army and asked him “Sir, what is the secret of your success in the army?” I want to be successful too.
The officer looked at the young soldier steadily for about 3 minutes and gave him a life threatening order. He gave the young soldier a cup full of water and told him to walk round the training field five times. He clearly told him that his life depends on it. That if a drop of water fall from the cup, another soldier would shoot him on the head. Four soldiers were strategically positioned to shoot him down once a drop of water fall from the cup.
Seeing how serious the whole thing turned out, he took the cup full of water and went out to complete his assignment. The young soldier carefully walked round the training field five full times without letting a drop fall from the cup. At the completion of the task, he returned the full cup back to the senior officer.
When the man saw his commitment to preserve his life by not allowing a drop of water out of the cup, he asked him the following questions…

Did you see those half naked girls dancing at the mammy market?
WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE Focus On Goal!
The young soldier replied No

Did you see those soldiers playing football in the field?

The young soldier replied No

What about those fighting across the other side of the field?

The young soldier replied No

Then, the officer looked at him and told him that if you keep focus on your task, you will succeed and also preserve your life. At that point, the young soldier left happily.

Lesson:

1. If you must succeed in life, you must clearly write out the area or areas you need to succeed in.

2. You must clearly spell out your plan of action with all the process to achieving your goals.

3. A lot of distractions will come in many beautiful colors on your path to success. How you deal with them determine how you will end.

4. Success has a bitter price. You must pay it fully. There is no shortcut to success.

5. Whether you succeed or not, your life is at stake.

Finally, those who distract you are the same people who will celebrate your failure if you eventually fail.

Make your life a fruitful one by being focused on your goals.
God bless you!

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE 20 Charles Spurgeon Prayer Quotes

20 Charles Spurgeon Prayer Quotes

By Gideon in Blog on October 11, 2016

This prayer quotes will ignite the passion of prayer in you and the church, for great revival and prevailing life.

1.“Frequently the richest answer are not the speediest. A prayer may be all the longer on its voyage because it is bringing us a heavier freight of blessing. Delayed answers are not only trials of faith, but they give us an opportunity of honoring God by our steadfast confidence in Him under apparent repulses.”

2.“If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, living, lasting, conscious, practical, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ.”

3.“No man can do me a truer kindness in this world than to pray for me.”

4.“Until the gate of hell is shut upon a man we must not cease to pray for him. And if we see him hugging the very door posts of damnation, we must go to the mercy seat and beseech the arm of grace to pluck him from his dangerous position. While there is life there is hope, and although the soul is almost smothered with despair, we must not despair for it, but rather arouse ourselves to awaken the Almighty arm.”

5.A prayerful church is a powerful church…”

6.“The fact is, the secret of all ministerial success lies in prevalence at the mercy-seat.”

7.“I know of no better thermometer to your spiritual temperature than this, the measure of the intensity of your prayer.”

8.“Earnest intercession will be sure to bring love with it. I do not believe you can hate a man for whom you habitually pray. If you dislike any brother Christian, pray for him doubly, not only for his sake, but for your own, that you may be cured of prejudice and saved from all unkind feeling.”

9.“All our libraries and studies are mere emptiness compared with our closets. We grow, we wax mighty, we prevail in private prayer.”

10.“We shall never see much change for the better in our churches in general till the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians.”

11.“Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the Kingdom. If you may have everything by asking in His Name, and nothing without asking, I beg you to see how absolutely vital prayer is.”

12.“If a church is to be what it ought to be for the purposes of God, we must train it in the holy art of prayer. Churches without prayer-meetings are grievously common. Even if there were only one such, it would be one to weep over. In many churches the prayer-meeting is only the skeleton of a gathering: the form is kept up, but the people do not come. There is no interest, no power, in connection with the meeting. Oh, my brothers, let it not be so with you! Do train the people to continually meet together for prayer. Rouse them to incessant supplication. There is a holy art in it. Study to show yourselves approved by the prayerfulness of your people. If you pray yourself, you will want them to pray with you; and when they begin to pray with you, and for you, and for the work of the Lord, they will want more prayer themselves, and the appetite will grow. Believe me, if a church does not pray, it is dead. Instead of putting united prayer last, put it first. Everything will hinge upon the power of prayer in the church.”

13.“Neglect of private prayer is the locust which devours the strength of the church.”

14.“I have not preached this morning half as much as I have prayed. For every word that I have spoken, I have prayed two words silently to God.”

15.”I always give all the glory to God, but I do not forget that He gave me the privilege of ministering from the first to a praying people. We had prayer meetings that moved our very souls, each one appeared determined to storm the Celestial City by the might of intercession.”

16.“The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be slothfulness in prayer.”

17.“Neglect of private prayer is the locust which devours the strength of the church.”

18.“I have not preached this morning half as much as I have prayed. For every word that I have spoken, I have prayed two words silenty to God.”

19.“I always give all the glory to God, but I do not forget that He gave me the privilege of ministering from the first to a praying people. We had prayer meetings that moved our very souls, each one appeared determined to storm the Celestial City by the might of intercession.”

20.“The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be slothfulness in prayer.”

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.-From web.

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE DEFINE YOUR LEGACY!

DEFINE YOUR LEGACY!

By Gideon in Blog, Life Sharing on July 24, 2016

MAX JUKE was an atheist who married a godless woman. Some 560 descendants were traced, three hundred and ten died as paupers, 150 became criminals, seven of them murderers, 100 were known to be drunkards and more than half of the women were prostitutes. The descendants of Max Jukes cost the united state of American government more than $1.25million in 19th century dollars. JONATHAN EDWARDS was a contemporary of Max Jukes; He was a committed Christian who gave God first place in his life. He married a godly young lady,and some 1,394 descendants were traced. Two hundred and ninety-five graduated from college of whom thirteen became college presidents and 65 became professors. Three were elected as united state senators, three as state governors, and others were sent as ministries of foreign countries, 30 were judges, 100 were lawyers while one was the dean of an outstanding law school, 56 practiced as physicians and one was the dean of medical school. 75 became officers in the military, 100 were well known missionaries, preachers and prominent authors and another 80 held some public office of which 3 were mayors of large cities, one was comptroller of US treasury and another was the vice president of the united state. Not one of the descendants of the Edward family were a liability to the government. That is quite amazing, you said ! Here is the gospel, Jesus said “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten son of God-John 3:18”. Life without Christ is in shambles, lacks direction, full of confusion, in the state of dilemma, and living under eternal curse. But when you faithfully give or re-dedicate your life to Jesus, the result is ever glorious with relative peace in your heart, you will cease to continue to carry the burden of sin, now walking in freedom and translated into the kingdom of our lord Jesus christ. And that marks the beginning of great flows of all-round covenants of God in you and through your generations and life eternity! Jesus declared in John 14 verse 12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My father” Did you hear this, incredible! Praise God! You becomes light that illuminate and power that creates things that are glorious transcend through your entire generation. God bless you!-Dr G O Oyedepo.

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE HOW FULFILLED ARE YOU?

HOW FULFILLED ARE YOU?

By Gideon in Blog on July 20, 2016

Have you ever seen or heard of greatly successful men or women that lived and died yet as a failure and pauper!

From the book of Luke chapter 12 reading from verses 16 to 21: “And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

Vs 17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

Vs 18- And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods

Vs 19- And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou has much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry

Vs 20- But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou has provided?

Vs 21- So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God”.

The greatest mistake of life is not to be successful in your endeavors, with wealth, riches and fat bank account or great satisfaction of life, BUT when you choose to quietly and carelessly assassinate a divine VISION, PURPOSE of God for your LIFE and replace it with material things with all its achievements that are merely temporal! —- blessings and breakthrough must not be allow to become a snare and cage your dream of impacting on other positively and also to interpret their vision from God, rather, it should be an added advantage to make God happy in the life of others, you must therefore rise up to take care of your heavenly mandate now!

A young man was highly determined to set the record straight why he lived in the beautiful city of lust and worldliness and demonic slavery, he had the opportunity just like you and I but, the man Joseph in Egypt said ” How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” Gen 39:7-12.

He closed his eyes and bluntly rejected the offer to sleep with his master’s wife!

Also our beloved brothers that was taken away in captivity- the great ambassadors of God almighty and gospel carrier of God of Israel refused to wine and dine with kings delicacy in the great Babylon kingdom- Daniel and other said, “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink, Daniel 1:12”. Are they not better after ten days? don’t they strives to retain the spirit of God upon their life? were they not vindicated at the end? Certainly yes! they experienced the glory of God at the end.

No other voice can be stronger than that of our lord Jesus Christ when He said, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me- Matt 16:24”.

This remain a great message in the church today when apostle Paul said “But indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish that I may gain Christ” And he further raised alarm in his final decision toward fulfilling for God alone and said “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in christ Jesus”- Philip 3:8,14

You can’t afford to disappoint your creator and your generation….brace up now and take your rightful place in God’s kingdom and fulfill your great destiny……God is still waiting for your gallant decision and I know, that you are also aware that you won’t be able to withstand it when God takes His own decision to replace you for his assignment….Hurry up now my friend while you still have your breath! The great men and women of Faith in the history of the church are not the careless type or of weak in their respective vision, but of great doggedness, resolute in mission and never attached meaningful decoration around their life that was always viewed as a vapor that can suddenly disappear, life that can be terminated by the creator without apology. So they focused only on things that will make God happy and things that is profitable to their savior, things that will put crown of gold on them in eternity and not flashing and beautiful things of this world that are worthless and useless in eternity. God bless you!-Dr G.O Oyedepo.