Tag: LIVING

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE LOOSING IS GAINING

LOOSING IS GAINING

By Gideon in Blog on July 29, 2016

Have you experience breakthrough, Miracles and great victory before or are you waiting for one? The fact and truth about life is that, trails are the true envelope of success! People of Faith are not eroded with the magnitude of their problems and challenges, but fix their eyes on Jesus and His words ! You only need to work on your intimacy with God knowing that Faith that doesn’t take something from you is not Real Faith. I believe very soon you are going to celebrate a brand new miracle in your life in Jesus name!
Hear this “He gives POWER to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength-Isaiah 40:29”.
And Paul apostle counseled the brethren through his kingdom life style and said, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecution, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am Strong. 2 Corinth 12:10”.
And Job in his affliction took a firmed decision because he knew that God is not the author of evil, he said “But He (God) knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as GOLD-Job 23:10” Praise God! won’t you rather endure and wait for your harvest that will come very soon and sudden ! It is your turn to celebrate the power of almighty God and nothing….not even demons….not curses will hold you back anymore in the name of Jesus !
Wait and Listen to this, every long awaited prayers request will be answer this month in the name of Jesus…..amen! Please HOLD ON! DON’T GIVE UP!! Your loosing today is a great gain tomorrow! God bless you…Share this with all your friends now and give them Hope for their life!!!- Dr Oyedepo G O.

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE HOW THE APOSTLES DIED

HOW THE APOSTLES DIED

By Gideon in Blog on July 28, 2016

1. Matthew
Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a sword wound.
2. Mark
Died in Alexandria, Egypt, after being dragged by Horses through the streets until he was dead.
3. Luke
Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous Preaching to the lost.
4. John
Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge Basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered From death.
John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos. The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve As Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey. He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully.
5. Peter
He was crucified upside down on an X-shaped cross.
According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die In the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
6. James
The leader of the church in Jerusalem, was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his
enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club.
* This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
7. James the Son of Zebedee
He was a fisherman by trade when Jesus Called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer Walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and Knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.
8. Bartholomew
Also known as Nathaniel Was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.
9. Andrew
Was crucified on an X-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers, they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: ‘I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.’ He continued to preach to his tormentors For two days until he expired.
10. Thomas
Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.
11. Jude
Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
12. Matthias
The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
13. Paul
Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many
epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational Doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.
Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles and disciples during their times For the sake of the Faith. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: But he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

WORD-AFLAME LEADERSHIP COLLEGE ARE YOU LONELY

ARE YOU LONELY

By Gideon in Blog, Life Sharing on July 28, 2016

Have you ever felt lonely or abandoned? Loneliness can be temporarily overcome through many diversions or activities. However, the basic problem remains unsolved. The minute anxiety and difficulties appear, your loneliness becomes even more intensified. When, in addition to outer needs, inner difficulties arise, the loneliness thereby created can reach such a point as to cause bodily and spiritual damage. You lose the joy and interest in your work; you become tired and worn-out; your physical strength decrease; suddenly you reach a point where you can no longer hold your head above water. It does no good to complain about God at such moments, for it only makes things worse. And self incrimination doesn’t help much, for it only leads to despair.
There is only one way out-all others lead to failure. To you the Lord Jesus Christ is calling;
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest” (Matt 11: 28).
You too, may come to the son of God. You too, may take words of Isaiah 43:1 personally:
“Fear not; for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name thou art mine”.
The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died on the cross for you too. He shed his precious blood, which cleansed us from all our sins (1 John 1: 7). He obtained redemption for you on the cross of Calvary; “Fear not; for I have redeemed thee”. For your salvation and redemption, the dying Savior cried out; “It is finished!”
My friend, you need no longer suffer because of your sins. The Lord Jesus Christ allowed himself to be forsaken by God for you too; and loves you so much that He is at this moment, calling you; “I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine”. He not only knows your name, he knows your entire life, for before Him nothing is hidden. He knows your unfaithfulness, your doubts, your ungodly, your disputes; he knows all your sins and mine. It is because he knows you for what you are, that he has called you by your name. He means just you. He bought you with the price of his precious blood, just as it states in 1 Peter 1:18-19; “For as much ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot”. “Thou art mine”, says the Lord. Have you experienced the wonder of belonging to Christ? Come to your Redeemer now, in spirit, and confess to Him, in deepest repentance of your sins. Believes and thank Him for his redemption. Follow his call, He loves you and accepts you.
He who has received the son of God into his heart is no longer alone. You too, can have new live today. All sense of loneliness will disappear. Even in time of greatest need you will perceive the help and presence of your savior. This is not an illusion or hope, but all living reality! The great promise given in Isaiah 43:2 will be transformed into daily experienced for you; “when thou passes through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walks through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee”. Neither heat nor cold will be able to affect you once you have completely given your life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Difficulties and needs are common to all men – and Christians are no exception. However, he who possesses the son of God remains strong throughout every trials, and is victorious in every battle of life.
Just as Daniel’s three friends were cast into the fiery furnace and remained unsigned, the Lord helps every person today who has given him his or her entire life. Just exactly when the need is the greatest, the Lord is so near. Nebuchadnezzar was astonished, and said; “…did we cast three men bounds into the midst of the fire, lo I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the son of God” (Daniel 3: 24-25). My friend, if you will but yield your life to the Lord Jesus, you shall never again be alone. You will become a living witness for your Redeemer, for he has promised you; “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world (Matt 28:20)”. Will you take the courage today as you declare “I AM NOT ALONE”. God bless you. AMEN.-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.