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RCCG Festival of Life Update

Good Evening family,

 

Quick post just to update you! As you know, the RCCG Festival of Life London took place yesterday at the Excel Centre and I was asked to help out before the event! Anyway, coupled with my moving, the day before (Thursday) was a very busy one for me; especially trying to sell my car! That was a great difficulty; I had received absolutely NO interest on auto trader only a few personal friends enquiring but nothing solid! It was a great source of disappointment for me!

 

 

The Festival of Life started at 8pm last night and ended at 5:30am this morning- The theme was- “The Second Touch”! So, about 9 and a half hours of praising God! Awesome! Anyway, I was due to get to the Excel centre 12 hours before the event started; 8am yesterday! Stay for the event and after the event ended at half 5, clear up till about half 8! That meant working for 24hours straight. 8am Friday till after the event; 8:30am today! So, I knew a good night’s rest was essential. I didn’t get to bed till about 1am and needed to be up by 6 but I was unable to sleep. In addition to that, I missed my alarm and woke up at 7am and left the house at half 7. We were meant to gather at 8am to pray with the GO- Pastor E.A Adeboye and meet him and then start our various task but I had car trouble and didn’t get there till half 9 and so I was unable to meet him.

 

 

But the Lord is forever faithful! I was setting up the vip rooms for some of the Pastors and I was allocated two rooms on the GO’s floor and inspected all the rooms on the floor including that of the GO and his wife. He wasn’t in the room at the time but I was happy to at least have had some form of contact with him and was grateful. Anyway, we worked up until the event started at 8pm. At this time I was extremely tired, having driven two hours to get there and walking, carrying and working for about eleven hours, we went to my colleague’s Hotel room (also inside the venue) to relax. I knew I needed the rest but decided I would return to the event hall at midnight as the GO normally starts preaching at 1am.

 

I fell asleep and had set an alarm to go back to the service at midnight! Unfortunately, I missed the alarm again as I was thoroughly exhausted! I mentally decided to just sleep since I was so tired. To my surprise, around 1am, one of my colleagues in the room started snoring profusely and I tried to shut my ears, turned several times but I couldn’t sleep! I was AWAKENED and could no longer fall asleep and so I got up and started getting ready to return to the venue! Can you believe that as soon as I was fully awake, the snoring stopped? I knew it was the Lord! If not for the horrible snoring, I would have missed the message. I quickly headed right back to the hall and started taking notes of the Word! It was amazing as always; I can always describe a message but never the GO’s! So hard to put into words but every bit of it appealed to me and I praised God! I went there believing in God for spiritual growth personally, ministry growth, healing upon my father, marital settlement, a distinction in my Master’s and a smooth relocation to Nigeria!

 

The GO was led by God to pray for different categories of people. First, the students and so I stood up as I am still awaiting my results from the Post graduate project! I brought along the assignment receipt for the dissertation and held it up and prayed and received His prophecies! Brethren, celebrate with me because my distinction is sure! It is done; not because of anything I’ve done but because the Lord has said it! He prayed for eligible singles believing in God for a spouse, I stood up and received every word of prophecy. Again my family, celebrate with me because my wedding is fast approaching and my Godly inspirational marriage will soon be a point of contact for thousands of Christians including YOU! Amen! He prayed for those expecting financial upliftment, I stood again and received it! Brethren, you are hearing from a woman who’s tithe is about to increase magnificently! Amen! Another category mentioned was that of married women who have been unable to bear children, I stood in the gap for an aunt of mine and for readers who are in this situation. I may not know you but I know that our God is able and by the power of God, this month you shall conceive and if it is twins or triplets you want, in nine months time, you will carry your healthy children! Amen!

 

The last part of the service is something the GO was directed to do many years ago, when the congregation holds up a piece of cloth- handkerchief, scarf and so on and the anointing of God falls upon this item and it is up to you to exercise faith or not with this. But I have heard testimonies of people who did that and rubbed the cloth on a growth on their body or on their tummy and the growth disappeared and others became pregnant and so with all faith I held my scarf up, as well as my project assignment receipt! I rubbed the scarf on my head, when I got home on my house keys, car keys, debits cards and so on!

 

After the service, as I cleared a room, a lady smiled at me and said she knows me and asked if I went to Open Heavens and I said no, Jesus House and left! I later returned and she said “I know why you look so familiar, you always serve me when I come to Jesus House” and we just laughed and smiled about it. Another lady who happens to go to Jesus house then said Yes I know you, you are getting married right? I first of all said no and then I said oh sorry yes I am (I said this with faith) and she immediately got it and joined her faith with mine and said- of course you are! How can you say no? Your wedding is next year isn’t it? I said yes by God’s grace! Ladies and gentlemen, the Lord hears and I know that this is only the beginning of great things to come! Ameeen! I will continue to keep you updated as things progress!

 

The Lord is quick to answer prayers especially in environments of praise and anointing! This evening, I received an email from a lady on auto trader asking if my car was still available. She requested to view it as soon as possible and an appointment has been booked for tomorrow! if you notice, I don’t wait till my testimonies are complete to testify because I know and believe that every good work the Lord has started in me, He will surely see through to completion in Jesus’ Name! Amen! I declare that the viewing will successfully take place tomorrow and myself and my car will receive all favour before the eyes of the buyers and they will immediately request to buy the car and at a rate that will positively shock me! I know that by Monday, I will have a substantial amount in the bank and I will be back to give the full testimony not because of me but because I believe in the power of the Most High God and in Him I am confident! Brethren, rejoice with me and say Amen!

 

Here are the prayer points from the service! We were given thirty minutes to pray these points, I adjure you to tap into this anointing and pray them now for third minutes and I pray the Lord will extend His second touch to you!

 

1. Praise Him for what He has already done.

2. Father, whatever can stand between me and Your touch tonight, please destroy with Your blood.

3. Father, please touch me again and again.

4. Father, please complete what You started in my life.

5. Father, please perfect that which concerns me.

6. Father, restore unto me everything the devil has stolen from me.

7. Father, let my blessing begin to overflow to others.

8. Father, please turn me into a mighty vessel unto honour in your hand.

9. Father, please make my blessings permanent.

10. Father, show me Your Glory.

11. Father, show me Your Almightiness.

12. Father, just have mercy on me.

He then asked us to add our other personal requests! Ask God for a Christmas miracle, New year present and another one just to show His Glory! It is well with you. I left my house at 7:30am yesterday morning and got home at 9:30 am today; 26 hours later with only about two hours of sleep in between and about four hours from the night before! Extremely exhausting and a feat I thought was impossible but I made it, it was worth it and if given the opportunity, I would do it all over again because I encountered God! If this was a job condition though, I doubt I would have done it as it was extremely brutal but for the Almighty who gave me life, keeps me alive, YES YES and YES! Father for You, I will do everything and if anything, I am privileged to have such an amazing opportunity to serve You! Thank You Lord! Ladies and gentlemen, four more days till I relocate to Lagos! Please keep me in your prayers! God bless you all

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Children

Good Evening ladies and gentlemen,

Hope you’re well and have had a great day at work, ministry, home, school? It is well! I started thinking of what to write for this post about a month ago and things have since progressed and by God’s Grace, I have two testimonies to include in this post. You may remember me writing about Rev Funke Adejumo’s sermon about excelling as a mother; this was directed towards parents in general.

My 12 year old nephew lives with my parents in Lagos! They currently take care of him and have done so for the past eight years! So, I decided to share the message with my mother and I also put the things she mentioned in practice. My nephew and I are very close and he speaks to me about very personal things and so I am in a good position to implement these things.

1- The first thing we did was to be positive and always encouraging! His report came back in July and he got 2As, a few Cs, Ps and Fs! We were quite disappointed but I told my mother that we should thank God for those 2As and praise the kid for even attaining that.

2- To however prevent him for becoming lazy and comfortable! I kept on congratulating him on the 2As but I always said “I am so happy and proud that you got these 2As but I’m shocked you didn’t get all As because you are so smart and you are the smartest boy in your class. I’m sure you will get all As next time”. I always reaffirmed the fact that he was the best, the smartest and the head and then I would say, don’t you know and he would say “yes I know i am”

Proverbs 23:7- For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he

By getting him to repeat and believe this, he is in turn becoming that smart person. By saying those positive words constantly, we are transforming his mind and speaking prophetically. Amen.

3- I noticed that he had received a Blackberry phone as his 12th birthday present and so I asked how many contacts he had and he showed me and to my amazement, there were about 70 of them. I had to go through them to ensure they were friends, only to discover he had added a series of people he didn’t know from broadcasts. At this time, the Cynthia Osokogu murder story was everywhere and I actually spoke to him about it and educated him about the dangers of social networks, blackberry messenger and interacting with strangers. He then understood what I meant and on his own, he deleted every single person he didn’t know.

4- I knew I had to speak to him about sex because if you don’t speak to them about it, believe me the TV will teach them! Think about when you were twelve and all that you knew! I asked him what he knew and he pretty much knew everything. I explained to him that as he gets older, there may be pressure to get into relationships and have sex but he is a child of the most High God and we should not conform to the standards of the world but he should rather save himself for marriage! We spoke about the sanctity of marriage and he even had the understanding that he wanted a Christian wife with high morals and standards and so I said if he expected that from his wife, he should do the same! I explained that sometimes he may feel a certain way to which he responded “Yes from my hormones”. I told him it was normal and came with puberty but he needed to ask the Holy Spirit to come and take control. Amen.

5- I had to speak to him about the value of women and how to treat them! I explained that when he was old enough to enter into a relationship, he had to pray to God about it first and go ahead only after confirmation from God! As a child, he has witnessed his own mother and several aunties being subjected to so much pain from bad relationships and he did agree that he would never want to put any woman through such pain. I explained that under no circumstance should he put hands on a woman or verbally insult her, neither should he attempt any sexual relations until they were married! I explained the value of women and their role as help meets.

6- I asked him about his strengths ad weaknesses and advised him on how to deal with the so-called weaknesses! I explained that he could be great at every and anything! Regarding his strengths, I banked on them and continually encouraged him! He’s good at maths, he said he would like to become an investment banker! I told him he would be one! He’s quite a tall lad standing at about 5″10 at only 12 years old and so he took an interest in basketball and so we decided that it was imperative for him to spend time playing basketball and so my sister’s fiancé, took him to a basketball court to train and we’re told he was really good. We’ve decided that he will spend his summers at basketball training from now; as long as that is still his passion. His talent and drive needs to be nurtured and harnessed!

7- In the past, he’s had several behavioural issues and used to be really “bad” in school but we tried never to focus on that. Even when he did misbehave, we never called him names! Instead when he was naughty, we would say “But you are such a good, mature child of God, why would you act like that?”. We focused on positively encouraging him and never using bad words on him; because children will remember the words and start to act accordingly.

8- Lastly, I spoke to him about the importance of a relationship with Christ and constant prayer! I encouraged him to indulge in morning devotionals daily, read his Bible, praise and worship and to always seek God! During the time we were together, we prayed together. I encouraged him to pray and I also prayed for him and prophesied greatness into his life! Even after returning to England, I called him on the phone, always praying for him and declaring he was a child of God who would serve God all his life, I declared he would be a well known NBA Player and investment banker! I never once insulted him even in his “naughty” moments but always sowed prayers into his life.

God answered

To the glory of God, mother called me last week to inform me that our darling smart boy had achieved SEVEN distinctions in his results, seven credits, one pass and no fails! Wow! This was a vast improvement; even the teachers were shocked! It was all to the glory of God and guess what? Poor nephew was stricken with chicken pox and was admitted into hospital and missed many days of school and continuous assessments. Supposing he hadn’t missed these, what would he have scored then? For many years, nephew got low grades, last in class and then became an average student, we tried every approach but couldn’t get him to improve! We bribed him with phones, laptops but no change but to the glory of God, after using Biblical principles and the advice by Rev Funke Adejumo, he is now an outstanding student and I know I will be back to testify about his next set of results because the good work that God has started in Him, He will surely see through to its completion in Jesus’ Name! Amen!

Testimony

I would like to share the testimony of my first cousin! My cousin had her first child twenty years ago; it was a lovely beautiful girl but a second child was not forth coming at all! It just didn’t happen and we all got used to her being the only child and assumed she couldn’t have another! Well, God is an awesome God because after ten years my cousin found out she was pregnant and she had a beautiful baby boy who is nine years old today but the Lord didn’t stop there, two and a half years later, she had another boy who is 6 today! The two boys are extremely cute together and are the best of friends! But you know God is so marvellous, she had another baby in 2009; a cute princess who is 3years old and in August this year, she was blessed with another Princess! Now, my cousin and her husband are the proud parents of FIVE healthy, amazing and beautiful children (20, 9, 6, 3, 2months old)! Their first daughter is currently at Uni studying Computer Science while their four other kids are really giving them an event filled life! I am so happy for them and grateful to God for His mercies! Only God can open a door others think is closed; He is the one who opens a womb others have deemed shut!

May the Lord open every closed door in your life today and may He spring forth into action in every area of your life that has been deemed a failure! It is well with you and all that concerns you in Jesus’ Name! Amen! To watch the sermon by Rev Funke Adejumo (Excelling as a mother, April 22 2012)- www.lifestream.tv/daystar

Every parent should watch it, every aunty, uncle, cousin, teacher, youth worker! In fact I believe every single person should watch it because we shall all be parents one day and we need to start practising these principles on our nephews, nieces, neighbours and so on.

You can read the summary I wrote here- www.princessofzion.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/excelling-as-a-parent

God bless you all

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Updates….Great news

Good Evening family,

Please excuse my absence over the last couple of days; I think it’s time I also update you on what’s been going on in my life. As you know, I returned from Lagos a month ago very much convinced about my relocation. So, at the end of this month, I will be finally relocating to Lagos, Nigeria for good. So, I’ve been trying to pack up my life and all that I know here into a few suitcases and make the move. I have so much to do, in terms of my home, my commitments, contracts, selling my car and so on.

 

Another thing is that for about two years now, I’ve known that I wanted t go into business and I tried to make the move but to no success so far. However, earlier on this year, the Lord divinely intervened and showed me what to do, where and how and I’m so grateful. The Lord has been leading me and directing me and before I move to Lagos, I need to set up a few things with regards to the business as I do have some prospective clients here in the UK as well. So, that’s another thing I will be working on.

 

I’m sure by now, you know one of my mottos is -get a life! In order to blow off some steam, I will be travelling this weekend- I’m off on holiday for seven days! I will be going on a mini Euro trip- France, Monaco, Germany and Poland! I’m really excited- I have been to France before but I went to Paris; this time I’ll be going to Nice. I’ve also been to Germany but I went to Cologne, this time I’ll be stopping in Berlin! I’m very excited to go on this trip, I’ve made it clear that I love travelling and experiencing new cultures and I’ve never been to Monaco or Poland; these are two very beautiful places with rich culture, historic sites and picturesque surroundings. I’m thankful to God for giving me the means and I’m happy I can go there and learn about other people. So, I will be gone for a week; I’m not sure if I’ll be able to blog but as soon as I get back, I will let you know how the trip went and hopefully post some photos as well.

 

As I said, at the end of the month, I’m off to Lagos! Will be working as a guidance counsellor for a year at the same time, launching the business earlier mentioned! I will let you know the nature of the business in the future, with a lot more detail. I’m still working on the logistics but God willing, before Christmas, we’ll be in operation. I am very excited because the business has been led by the Holy Spirit, God has been great and the business will create other businesses. One of the main aspects of the business is actually about passing on knowledge to other people and creating avenues for people to become entrepreneurs. I’m sure some of you will be interested and I sincerely pray the business will bless you one way or the other and I pray it will inspire you to chase your own dreams. Amen. So, there will be more about that soon.

 

I got the greatest news today and I’m just grateful to God. One of the main reasons why I decided to leave at the end of the month and not earlier is because of the RCCG Festival of Life Event in London on Friday 26th of October! It is such an amazing meeting with God and my favourite event worldwide. I just got the news that I will be helping out on the day; in terms of organising the event and I’m absolutely grateful to be part of something so awesome and powerful and I will be meeting the GO which is a wonderful opportunity to see the man who has led this vision for many years and has been a humble and faithful servant of God! I’ve worked on several events before and made tonnes of money but nothing has meant as much as this; I thank God for such an opportunity to put my hands to the plow and be a part of an event of such magnitude; over 60,000 people attend the FOL and meeting the visionary himself; someone who we all aspire to be is such a privilege! Wow! I am so glad for those days, working in my Church office for free and doing it with all my heart!

 

Proverbs 22:29– Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

When I worked there, I had no ulterior motives, hopes or dreams but to just serve the Lord! That was my intention but God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him! Oh, I declare that for all our readers, this month, this season, the Lord will place you before kings! You will stand before kings, dine with kings and not mean men! You shall reach your place of honour and lifting! Amen! Glorify the Lord with me and thank Him for such an opportunity as this! Thank You My Jehovah Jireh; I am ever grateful! Ladies and gentlemen, go in peace and serve the Lord with all your heart and might and He will lift you! Amen. God bless you all.

 

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Praying for Marriages

Good Evening family,

How are we all today? Hope you’re enjoying this week so far. London has been extremely rainy and grey; I am looking forward to leaving! Today’s message is going to be short, sweet and straight to the point but I pray that the excellent spirit that was on Daniel will fall upon and rest on us today and always. I pray that what the Lord wants us to learn, He will show us and give us the grace to act according to His will. Amen.

Last week, I was watching a sermon by Dr. Myles Munroe called “Singleness”. It was extremely beautiful and enlightening. One of the things that however stood out for me was when he shortly spoke about divorce. He said that divorce is one of the most painful experiences a human being can go through; worse than death. With death, there is some level of closure but most times with divorce there isn’t. Life goes on but you still see the person; especially if you have kids. You may have to watch the person get married again. It can be an excruciating process, before, during and after!

Two days after that, I was speaking to a friend when she told me about a couple we knew who was getting a divroce; I instantly felt down, sad and broken! I am not close to the couple but it’s just sad to know a couple who was once so in love, made vows to spend their lives together and today their marriage is ending in divorce. It was extremely bad news for me and I spent the rest of the day quite sad. To make things even worse, during my blog run that evening, I learned that a very wonderful and lovely couple in ministry was getting a divorce. All this in one day; I was extremely hurt and sad because only recently I had watched sermons by the wife who is also a Pastor  and I thought she was extremely lovely, wise and humble! I imagined how great a ministry she had and how lovely and peaceful her family must be! I was so sad to learn about this impending divorce and it dawned on me that as christians, we need to intercede for our leaders, our family and friends! We can no longer sit down and watch painful things unfold but we must be active in this fight for peace and unity within our homes, families, marriages and ministry! I personally believe that as Christians, we must be our brother’s keeper! If you are a regular reader of this blog, by now you know that I am very passionate about the family unit, marriage ministry and children and I know most readers are too! We must intercede for families, homes and marriages!

2 Corinthians 10:3-4– For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;).

We can no longer sit back and just watch wonderful and inspirational marriages fail and dissolve, we can no longer sit back and watch families ripped apart of couples living together but in war! We can’t do this anymore! We need to use our power in the spirit realm to fight for unity.

There is a saying that goes “United we stand, divided we fall”; this is very true and is depicted in the Bible.

Deuteronomy 32:30– How could one person chase a thousand of them, and two people put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the Lord had given them up?

Are we all aware of this? There is power in numbers and power in agreement which is why the devil hates unity! He loves to separate and divide and division is a spirit. Tribalism, divorce, family separation/malice, all these issues are spirits manifested by the devil to stop unity and we need to fight against this. There is so much division in the world; whites against blacks, then within the black race, West Indiands Vs Africans; West Africans Vs North Africans, Ghana vs Nigeria, within Nigeria, Igbo Vs Yoruba, even within the tribe, this village versus that village, in that street, this street versus that street, within a family, this side doesn’t speak to that side! I mean it is a spirit and we must understand this! Today, I urge you to pray against every spirit of division within families, tribes, nations and across the world.

More specifically, let’s take the institution of marriage to our Lord who created it and ask Him to intervene! Whether you are single or married, come to God and thank Him for inventing such a beautiful thing as marriage and acknowledge that all He does is perfect! Let’s thank Him for the Bible He provided us with and for the gift of the Holy Spirit who leads us. We need to pray for marriages around us, our marriages, that of friends, colleagues, our parents, grand parents, children and our leaders! You may know of a couple who is going through a difficult time, why not use your authority as a child of God to intercede for them? Pray for them and commit their marriage into God’s hands and declare that they will find peace again, unity will reign in their home and that they will feel love and joy again! Decree that their marriage will never end in divorce but will be a testimony that will lead people to Christ! Amen! What about that couple that you admire, that lovely couple that is so inspirational and happy? Lift them up before God; praise the Lord for the success of their marriage but ask God to continually be with them and to triple their joy. Tell God how much of an inspiration they are to you and you want their marriage to continue to touch others; ask the Lord to give them grace to continue and ensure that their marriage will not end prematurely!

What about our leaders in ministry? Our Pastors in Church and the Pastors whose books and CDs we buy, the sermons we watch online. What about them? Or the ones whose blogs we read? They bless us everyday with their inspirational messages yet do we take the time out to bless them with prayers and prophetic declarations? You know these Pastors have thousands of sheep to tend to and lead, yet do we pray for God to grant them grace and lead them? We need to lift our pastors up before God and ask for His intervention in their lives and ministry! We need to pray for their marriages and ask God to give them strength and grace and decree that their marriage shall never be a failure neither shall they end in divorce! We must decree the favour of God upon their marriage and that the Lord will continually bless their union, take them from strength to strength and magnify the joy they felt on their wedding day throughout the course of their marriage. This year alone, there have been so many cases of divorce in the body of Christ especially within the leadership and it’s very sad to see but I believe that if we all stand together, pray for our leaders always and intercede for them, it will be a thing of the past!

For those of you who are married, pray for your marriage, pray for your spouse; whether in time of trouble or joy! Always ask God to protect and preserve your marriage; always ask God for the grace to hold on and enjoy your marriage! Decree that every spirit of division will be far, very far from your home! While those of you who are still single, yes you may not have met your spouse but begin to pray for your marriage; that it shall never end in tears or divorce! Tell God to give you a marriage which will be beautiful and blessed; one you will enjoy and not endure! One that will bless thousands of people and lead people to Christ! Happy marriages really give children an insight into what the family unit should be and gives them a good start in life and we as Christians need to cherish and protect the gift of marriage and always stand in the gap, praying for marriages all around us! Not only should they last but they should inspire other people and that both parties in the marriage enjoy it and that others around will be touched by the marriage! Decree that divorce will become a thing of the past in ministry and every spirit of division in the Church will die! Decree restoration to the marriages of our leaders and pray that God gives our Pastors the strength and grace to hold on to their families and to always be committed and dedicated to their marriage! We just need to pray; because if we are honest, these statistics do affect people and discourage them and so we must intercede! I hope you will join me today in this fight to preserve, protect the family institution and marriage! God bless you all!

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Our month of increase

Good Morning family,

 

I hope we’re all doing great and enjoying this new week and new month! I thank God for letting us see a new day, a new week and a new month; we are grateful Lord! Father I decree that for all our readers, this month shall usher them into greatness, mercy, love, jubilee, breakthrough and prosperity! Amen! I pray that where they have failed earlier this year, they will recover this month! Where they has lost, Father they will find! Where they wept, Lord this month they will laugh, rejoice and dance! Father we pray that even those who set out to achieve things this year and are no where near their goal, Lord in this month of October, You will give them God’s speed to overtake, overcome and achieve! Father, in these ember months, what we couldn’t do in the previous nine months, You will give us the strength, grace and speed to achieve them now! This month of October shall not pass us by! But Lord, in this new month, we will excel, succeed and prosper! Father, this is our month of favour, mercy, honour, lifting and praise! I declare over all our readers that this month, they shall encounter You! This month, their lives shall never remain the same! This month shall be filled with countless testimonies and miracles! This is our month of announcement, decoration and celebration; AMEN! The ember months are usually filled with tragedies but Father, these statistics shall NEVER apply to us but for myself and our readers, these ember months shall be filled with great news all round! Sorrow, death, sickness and accidents shall be far, very far from our names, homes, addresses and families! However, in this month of October, I decree new marriages, new births, I decree the blessing of the fruit of the womb for many, I decree marriage proposals, new homes, new jobs, new business and I decree that this month of October, You are taking us to a new level of financial prosperity! Our businesses and careers shall receive promotion, our income shall see huge unexplainable increase,our bank accounts will become huge financial pillars in Your house! This month, You will raise thousands of Kingdom Financiers and many will be from the POZ family! In this new month, Lord I decree a huge harvest of souls across the Body of Christ, Churches shall see never before numbers of new converts! Millions shall give their lives to Christ, there will be a huge revival across our Churches and homes! Bodies shall receive healing, marriages and relationships that were once irreparable will be restored and renewed this month! People who were declared “dying” will rise again this month! People who were deemed as failures will surprise their oppressors and antagonists this month!

 

 

It has been exactly three months since the POZ blog started and I am extremely grateful to God for all He has done for us! I appreciate Him for the many lives He has touched, for the wisdom He has released and for the testimonies that have been marked! Father, I declare a ten fold increase on this blog, Lord in this month of October, You will send thousands to this blog and many shall encounter God as a result! I pray that thousands shall receive their salvation, healing and release from this blog! The  numbers this month shall be record high in Jesus’ Name! Amen! This month, every single reader will receive a huge miracle from God which they will not be able to keep shut about; Father You will fill this place with testimonies and You will fill the mouths of our readers with countless testimonies; Lord wherever they turn, they won’t be able to keep silent but they will continuously tell of Your goodness and by measure of this, Lord You will raise evangelists from our readers; people who will touch lives, touch souls and bring people to Your Kingdom! Thank You Father!

 

Today’s message is very short and I please adjure you to heed to this message and act as God leads you. I know that God wants each of us to do something with regards to this!

Before the weekend, I wrote a three part series about hearing God; the last one was on Sunday and I headed to Church! Unknown to me, we had a guest speaker and his messages for the two services were on what? Just guess? “Hearing from God”. All the things I had posted about, He covered and I just thought God is wonderful! If you’ve been an avid reader of POZ, you will know that this is not the first time it has happened! Many times, I pick a season to talk about something or even a day’s post and the next day in Church, they preach the exact same thing and I had no prior knowledge! It happened with the prayer chain, the posts on vision, the pursuit of God fast and so on. When this happens, it makes me know that God is indeed speaking and that is a message He wants us to hear LOUD and CLEAR. It also helps me to reaffirm that I am working on the same page as Him and He wants the readers to get that message! Ladies and gentlemen, please please please, we must hear God! We need to pray about hearing God! Remember that God is not a God of confusion. To this end, I would like to give a short testimony on one particular experience of hearing God.

 

Last year, I was praying to God about what my next step in life is and I got three very clear words from God about relocating to Lagos, Nigeria! They all came through sermons all within a few days! I was at the midweek service in Church where the guest Pastor was preaching about something ver different and suddenly said something about relocating to Nigeria. I was later watching a live broadcast of a service in Nigeria where Fela Durotoye was preaching about something unrelated and then said the same thing, in a third message, it happened again and I knew! However, a lot of circumstances changed after that so, this year, nearing the end of my post graduate degree, I started praying again and I just felt peace about relocating. So, I started packing up in August! The day before I travelled, I walked into Pound land to buy some things and the boy at the till asked me if I was travelling and I say yes I was relocating and he said “back home in Africa?” I said yes and he was so excited, encouraged me and said he wished he could do the same. I then went into super drug to buy some more things, lady at the till asked me the same question! The same conversation ensued; almost identical to the previous one and she said the same thing- This is amazing, wow I wish I could do that” I knew the Lord was speaking and I felt confident! I obviously went to Lagos the next day and returned three weeks later! The day after I arrived, I had to take my car to Kwik-Fit for an MOT test and the garage receptionist somehow struck up a conversation that led to me disclosing I was relocating to Nigeria and before I left he said “Miss, make sure you go to Africa, you are better off there, I think you should go”. Something along those lines and I just knew that God was talking to me and letting me know that relocating was the right move! Sometimes, it just takes us being more sensitive to the spirit to recognise this!

 

But I know in this new month and new season, the Lord is urging us to listen out for His voice more often and to heed to His call! This month, the Lord will speak great mysteries to us and He wants us to be ready to hear! Every step you want to take, the Lord has an answer for you and is happy to direct you but He is calling us to hear Him! Friends, let’s hear the Word of our God! God bless you all!

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“Practice what you preach”- Hearing from God 1

Good Evening to all my beautiful and amazing readers,

How was your Monday? Blessed? Favoured? Fun filled? I certainly hope so! I had a message scheduled for today but over the weekend a few things happened and I just wanted to share them with you. My last post was “Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit”. If you haven’t read it, I suggest you read it here- http://www.princessofzion.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/your-body-is-the-temple-of-the-holy-spirit

On Friday night, I had a prayer meeting at Church which was extremely empowering and awesome! It was great to meet with God in the place of prayer and exciting to see all what He’s doing. My mother had dropped into town two days prior to this and the supply of water was running low at home and so I thought I had to dash straight to the Grocery store to get her an ample supply of water to make her feel comfortable! So, after the prayer meeting, I was tending to some admin duties when a gentleman in my department said “You live in DH right? please give me a lift home”. I hadn’t seen him a while, no hi, and besides I didn’t live there so I was a bit taken aback. I replied that I didn’t live there although it was close it wasn’t the way I was going. I then continued with my duties and he came to me about four times more. I was already being held up by the admin duties and didn’t want to drop him off at home then find my way to the big grocery store because I assumed it would be too late. So, I asked another lady in my department who was taking a cab home to that same area to kindly give him a lift. After I finished my duties, I entered my car and sped off, whilst driving, I noticed this man at the bus stop waiting in the cold and I thought “He didn’t go with the lady? Why not”, as a human being two things were battling inside of me; the first was my need to rush to that special grocery store to get my mother’s water (after all it was instrumental to her well being); while the second was the kind, altruistic, christian voice in me which said “you can’t leave this little man waiting in the cold” but the flesh in me tried to justify it but I found myself going past the round about and turning back towards the bus stop. I stopped for him and asked him to hop in. You should have heard the utter relief and appreciation in his voice (I had just cut his 30 minute journey intertwined with a long walk in the freezing cold with a 5 minute ride in a warm car, dropped right at his door step). He was utterly grateful and I felt so bad for refusing him the first time. I told him about my onward journey and to my surprise, his house was only 60 seconds from the grocery store I was heading to but on the other route I had never crossed; which was even a much shorter route than the one I had planned to go on. I mean, this was just great! By giving him a lift home, I got to discover a short route to this store and I got there on time (five minutes early) and was able to get all the water for my mother. I’m sure he was so grateful to me but I was equally grateful to him; as he did save me a lot of time and showed me something I didn’t know. All I could think of was- Trust God! Trust God! All those times when God asked you to do something or say something but you had your own plan, don’t you now wonder what you missed out on? Don’t we realise that the Lord knows the end from the beginning- Isaiah 46:10? I am just glad that I heard God and that I did heed to His voice in the end because I was opportuned to have blessed someone and I was also blessed as well. Praise the Lord!

My encounter with God didn’t end there though. At the grocery store, I decided to get her 4 packs of 4×4 water, the bottles are 2 litres each, so that’s quite a lot! I put them in my car and made my way home! As I approached my apartment, I noticed there was a huge influx of cars parked and made the rounds looking for a parking space, I drove around and round the block time and time again for over fifteen minutes until I finally found a parking space two streets away from my home. I parked the car and proceeded to unload the bottles into my shopping trolly bags (the ones the old ladies use to carry their shopping). I had two of them and so I placed 2 packs of water in each trolley and made my way home! Now, I had to walk up the street to a mini junction and then cross over, turn left and walk further up the hill to my apartment! It was a horrendous experience; dragging 8litres of water in each hand plus my body weight up this very steep hill on a very cold night! It was extremely energy busting and I said to God- Why? Why would you have me do this? What the Lord said to me was so clear that I immediately shut up and bore the brunt of this work. He said- “practise what you preach” and I remembered that my post that morning was about your body and I spoke about exercise and so on, meanwhile I hadn’t been exercising. Although I admitted in that post that I hadn’t been faithful to my body with regards to diet and exercise, it was now in my power to implement changes and see them through and it just isn’t limited to exercise but to all other areas of my life. I think this also tied in with what happened earlier in which as Christians, we are encouraged to show and give love to people even if we have to inconvenience ourselves for the person and even when the person is “not loveable”. It was a great epiphany and I was happy to oblige.

However, earlier on, on that same Friday after writing that post in which I mentioned going for medical check ups, I booked several appointments for myself (dentist, doctor’s, blood test to check my genotype and lastly an optician’s. The reason why I’ve decided to check my blood test is because whilst growing up I was led to believe I was AC, however whilst on my vacation in Nigeria, I did a test and I was told I was AS. As such, I am doing another one here just to get a second opinion and be sure; as they say in Proverbs 11:14, in the multitude of counsellors, there is safety! Amen! Anyway, so I also decided to visit the opticians because the last time I was there was during the easter of 2010 and I thought to just go there for “going sake”. My appointment was scheduled for 10:40 am on Saturday morning and well, thank God I went! This is when I say- Praise the Lord! I went there and the optician said my eyes were healthy but there was an issue. I am longsighted but my eyes aren’t comfortable reading things at close range which is seriously straining my eyes and the short story is that, I need glasses! I was shocked! Dumbfounded! I couldn’t even pick out a pair because I hadn’t expected it and so, I picked up their notes and swiftly made my way out! On my way home, all I could think of was “how didn’t I notice? How could I miss this? But the main thing I could think of was “Wow! God is great, I really should practise what I preach, it’s just “saved” me”.

These really are three of my personal experiences that happened all within twenty-four hours but were very important and I just thank God for giving us the opportunity to hear Him and the grace and strength to acknowledge His voice and heed to it! It is indeed a great blessing! Whilst typing this, I remembered two more messages that I need to post before I return to my original schedule; ironically both of them are related to hearing from God! This was not at all a deliberate plan and I’ve only just noticed and I believe it is the Lord’s doing and I decree that you will hear from God in these coming days and your life will never remain the same! You will encounter God and wherever you go henceforth, people will ask you why you are glowing. Amen! Have a blessed day my darling family; God bless you all!

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Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit

Good Afternoon beautiful family,

Thank God it’s Friday! Again I say, thank God that you have a job and are alive to see this day! I hope you’ve had a blessed and fulfilled week and the Lord has really ushered you into greatness this week! I can’t believe how quickly 2013 is approaching! I remember the start of 2012; being unsure of what the year held for me but making decrees and prophetic declarations of freedom, greatness! I am just so glad that God has been so faithful! I could cry right now thinking of all He’s done for me! But let’s get on with today’s message; may the Lord give us all uncommon wisdom and understanding to hear what it is He wants us to hear today! Be blessed!

1 Corinthians 6:17-20– But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

SEX

I always knew that fornication, adultery, masturbation and so on were sins against God and a sin against our own body but the greatest revelation of the Scripture above with regards to sexual sin was delivered by Pastor Bayo Adewole of RCCG Jesus House Chicago. Pastor Bayo said when we commit sexual sin, we are abusing the Holy Spirit, because our body is His temple and He dwells in it. But you may wonder- how? This was where I got my revelation. He asked- How many of you when you want to fornicate with your “girlfriend” or work colleague invite your brother to watch? How many of you invite your parents to watch you while you masturbate? Or do any of you invite your mother-in-law while you commit adultery? Please be honest- Have you ever said- “Hey dad, I am going to sleep with my boyfriend now, please come along and watch”? Who does that? So, if you can’t do that, how much more you invite the Holy Spirit? That is what we do! Simply put! Everytime we commit sexual sin, we take the Holy Spirit, we take God with us to witness such indecency! Isn’t that a wicked and shameful thing that we do? If you can’t see the picture of your parents, siblings and in-laws watching you fornicate or masturbate then why put God in that situation? Would you be happy to watch your unmarried daughter fornicate or your son-in-law cheat on your daughter? NO! So, why do we do this to our Father in Heaven? We take Him along with us every time because the Holy Spirit dwells in us! Did somebody catch that? Please and please, it doesn’t matter what you have done in the past, today make a stand that you will never insult God again by practising illicit sex! Please, the Lord created sex to be thoroughly enjoyed by husband and wife within marriage only! That means, sex outside of marriage i.e with anyone other than your spouse is forbidden! Masturbation/self stimulation is also forbidden! Incest, sodomy, bestiality and all these other things I’m sure you know are also forbidden!

DIET

I’m sure many of you thought I would just end at “sex”. However, respecting your body isn’t limited to refraining from sexual sin. It also has to do with what you consume and how you take care of your body from the inside! Your food intake! Now, I will be blatantly honest here and say I am one of those who abuses my body in this area! We as Christians need to be cognisant of what we ingest! Eat a balanced diet; restrict your “junk” intake! If you don’t believe me, just search for gluttony in the Bible; I sighted several passages that spoke against it. One of which is Proverbs 23:20-21- Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags. Frankly, it is for your own health! Many of us have seen obese people who started by excessive eating and today are suffering from several health issues- diabetes, high blood pressure and so on. Many of whom are bed ridden and have to undergo surgery to save their lives! May that not be your portion in Jesus’ Name! Amen! It is extremely sad that they’ve become severely disabled and developed so many medical complications. It’s something that we need to decide and put our foot down on, starting a good balanced diet, drinking lots of water, eating our fruits/vegetable, limiting our sugar/carb intake and being very intentional about the things we eat/drink. The same amount of discipline we apply to refraining from sexual sin, we ought to put the same amount of effort from refraining from certain foods! I’m by no means asking anyone to go on a strict diet but to be conscious of what we put in our bodies.

EXERCISE

Part of taking care of our bodies is getting regular exercise! I’m going to be honest here and put my hand up and say this is one area where I’m really lacking but I have decided that I will start up a daily exercise regime! At the moment, I’m 58kilos, I’m a UK Size 8 and so I am quite slim but I know that exercise is something that I need to keep healthy and fit, build my stamina, get by blood pumping and circulating. People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and some cancers. Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. I think exercise is great medicine! I know many may automatically think about gym membership fees but you don’t need to join a gym. You can walk/jog/run around your estate or even up and down your street! You can do sit ups, push ups on your room floor! You can buy a skipping rope and skip while you watch Joyce Meyer! 30 minutes of moderate exercise everyday will go a long way to help strengthen your body! Please join me today 🙂

DRUGS

Here I mean substances put into the human body that alter/enhance behaviour/performance. I am not referring to foods or medicines prescribed by doctors. But I mean, alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, heroine, steroids and so on! We all know that all of the above are very harmful to the human body and have no actual benefits but they only destroy our bodies! They can cause serious addictions, liver damage, cancer, schizophrenia and much more! The Lord put us in this human body to dominate the world, discover our purpose, maximise our potential and that of others and to impact lives! We are not here to ruin our bodies! I will never ask anyone to use any of those drugs above as they are highly detrimental to your body! I think as a Christian, we should respect, preserve and protect our bodies and not use any of these harmful substances! Again, would you ask your mother to watch you while you smoked marijuana or injected heroine? I don’t think so; how much more the Holy Spirit. If it was something you struggled or are struggling with, ask the Lord to come in and help you, declare that you are no longer a drug user and get help! Get help immediately!

MEDICAL

Simply put, see your doctor! Go for medical check ups at least every year! See your dentist and optician every year! Get your eyes and teeth checked! Check everything! I hate to say this but many people who survive cancer where the ones who discovered it early! Don’t wait to get ill before you make a visit to the doctor’s. I have to be very real with you! If you’ve been sexually active in the past, please go to a sexual health clinic and get tested for STDS! I will advice every single person to do this! Know your status today; especially your HIV status! You need to know all these things and you need to take care of yourself! Take your multivitamins and any medication prescribed by your doctor! Women, examine your breasts once a month for lumps, men examine your prostrate, be aware of your body and always observe any abnormalities!

DRESSING

     

Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit! Protect its modesty! Been conscious of how you dress! Don’t dress shabbily or like someone with no self esteem! Dress well, dress nice, clean and sharp! At the same time, don’t over expose your body, don’t be offensive with your dressing! Dress appropriately for your size and frame, dress appropriately for your age! After a certain age, there are certain clothes that are best left for your children! While you’re a young woman as well, there are certain clothes that are best left for your grand mother to wear! Be confident in your dressing, always neat, clean and appealing to yourself and others!

APPEARANCE

I think as human beings, we need to take care of ourselves! Our face, skin, hair, nails and so on! There are certain things we shouldn’t do such as bleaching and extended exposure to the sun. These are two very harmful things that we should avoid at all costs! I’m sure you all know how dangerous bleaching is and all the toxins it introduces to your blood stream! Extremely dangerous my friends!

Face- Exfoliate once a week, wash your face twice a day with a mild facial wash, cleanse and moisturise! Always apply sun screen if you are going out into the sun!

Body- Take a shower/bath at least once a day, followed by a moisturising lotion to protect the skin.

Hair- Ladies, wash your hair weekly with a sulphate-free shampoo, apply leave in conditioner and seal in the moisture with a good natural oil or butter! Pay special attention to your edges and temples, while you sleep protect your hair by wrapping it in a silk or satin scarf/bonnet. If you relax your hair, please leave at least a 12 week gap in between and never leave the relaxer in for more than 20 minutes (depending on the specific instructions). Limit the amount of heat you use on your hair and always use a heat protector first; opt for roller setting instead of curling with an iron.

Nails- Eat a balanced diet, always apply top coat to prevent nails from chipping, splitting and breaking! Push cuticles back weekly and give yourself a manicure/pedicure every month.

That’s all folks! It’s Friday! Have a wonderful weekend and praise the Lord! I have one more week till I submit my dissertation project! Lord be with me! All the best, family! Have a great Friday and God bless you all!

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