The Mystery About Intimacy Part 2 – Rev. Funke Felix-Adejumo

The Mystery About Intimacy Part 2 – Rev. Funke Felix-Adejumo

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The Mystery About Intimacy Part 2 – Rev. Funke Felix-Adejumo

Continued from yesterday

Anatomy of Marriage: Understanding the Differences Between Men and Women
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Men and women think differently – men think deeper while women think faster.

Women use both hemispheres of the brain, allowing them to multitask, while men use one side at a time.

This leads to differences in how they approach and respond to various situations.

Example: A woman can juggle multiple tasks like answering the phone, comforting a crying baby, and tending to the stove, while a man may struggle to do more than one thing at a time.

Understanding Women.

Women are more emotionally driven and require consistent emotional support from their partners.

Women are “multipliers” – they tend to magnify whatever is given to them, whether positive or negative.

Women respond better to words of affirmation and public displays of affection.

Women have a stronger memory for details compared to men.

Example: A wife may feel emotionally unfulfilled if her husband does not regularly express his love and appreciation for her. This can lead to resentment and conflict in the marriage.

Understanding Men.

Men are more rational and logical in their thinking.

Men are less easily persuaded and need more evidence to be convinced.

Men tend to be more egotistical and protective of their egos.

Men are often risk-takers and prefer fewer words.

Men dislike nagging and prefer to be recognized for their achievements.

Example: A husband may be satisfied after a brief intimate encounter, while his wife still desires more intimacy and connection.

Differences in Intimacy Life.

A man’s intimacy life is like a “piece of paper that catches fire” – it’s quick and intense

A woman’s intimacy life is like “charcoal” – it takes time and effort to ignite and sustain.

This is why a woman may feel unsatisfied if her partner finishes too quickly.

Interconnected Life

A woman’s life is not compartmentalized like a man’s – everything is interconnected

If a woman has unresolved issues or past trauma, it can affect her intimate intimacy in marriage.

Men need to be patient and understanding of their wife’s emotional and psychological needs.

Example: A wife who has been previously raped may struggle with intimacy and have a negative perception of intimacy, which can impact her marriage.




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The Mystery About Intimacy Part 1 – Rev. Funke Felix-Adejumo

The Mystery About Intimacy Part 1 – Rev. Funke Felix-Adejumo

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The Mystery About Intimacy Part 1 – Rev. Funke Felix-Adejumo

Have you ever wondered about the secrets and mysteries surrounding intimacy? Get ready to discover an enlightening perspective that will open your eyes and help you understand the true purpose of intimacy. In this article, we will delve into the teachings of Reverend Funke Felix-Adejumo and explore the deeper aspects of this fascinating topic.

Introduction. 

Welcome to a fascinating journey into the mysteries of intimacy! Yes, this topic is often avoided or superficially addressed, but today we’re going beyond appearances to discover the depth and richness hidden behind this divine gift.

Reverend Funke Felix-Adejumo, a powerful and respected voice in the body of Christ will guide us through this delicate yet crucial topic. Prepare for your eyes to be opened to a new understanding of intimacy and how it can enrich your life in ways you’ve never imagined before.

The Divine Purpose of Intimacy.

According to Reverend Funke, intimacy is not just a physical act but a profound expression of the union between two souls. God, in His infinite wisdom, created intimacy as a gift to humanity but with a much higher purpose than mere pleasure.

Intimacy and Connection.
Intimacy is the means through which two individuals can connect on a deeper level, strengthening the emotional and spiritual bonds that unite them. It is a way to express love, trust, and vulnerability.

Procreation.
While intimacy can be a source of pleasure, its primary purpose is procreation. God designed intimacy so that humans can bring new life into the world and fulfill their calling to be fruitful and multiply.

Marital Unity.
Intimacy should be reserved for the context of marriage, where two individuals come together in a sacred covenant before God. It is within this framework that intimacy achieves its fullest meaning and potential.

Holiness and Purity.
Intimacy is not something dirty or sinful but an expression of the holiness and purity that God desires for His children. When practiced according to divine principles, intimacy becomes a blessing and a reflection of God’s glory.

We will go deeper tomorrow and continue with Part 2




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Consistency In Prayer – Apostle Arome Osayi Part 2

Consistency In Prayer – Apostle Arome Osayi Part 2

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My personal journey took a dramatic turn when a close encounter with death unfolded right in my own quarters. A fellow student, lifeless, was brought to my doorstep, marking the beginning of a miraculous but complex chapter in my faith journey. Through fervent prayer, the young man was revived, only to pass away years later, leaving us with more questions and a community skeptical of our faith.

This sequence of events, coupled with a grievous betrayal after years of dedicated ministry, brought me to a critical realization: our understanding of God’s authority and timing is fundamental to our walk with Him. It was a painful but necessary lesson in the sovereignty of God—a lesson that taught me to align with His will rather than attempt to bend His timeline to fit my expectations.

The Power Within: Activating God’s Authority and Anointing

Our encounters with darkness, both spiritual and physical, underscored the necessity of divine power in our ministry. From confronting serpents on construction sites to facing opposition in our evangelistic efforts, it became evident that authority and power are essential for kingdom advancement.

This understanding led us to a deeper revelation of the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives. While many believers experience the Spirit’s presence, few transition to operating in the power that the Holy Spirit bestows. This power, as Jesus promised, is not only for casting out demons or performing miracles but for overcoming the daily challenges that believers face, asserting dominion over territories assigned to us by God.

The Journey to Activation

The path to activating this divine power involves understanding the relationship between the Spirit and power. The Spirit of God within us is meant to manifest as power through us, enabling us to fulfill our God-given mandates.

However, this activation is not automatic. It requires a conscious effort to align with God’s will, understanding the spirit we operate from, and committing to a life that reflects His character. It’s about stewardship of the divine gifts entrusted to us, ensuring that our actions and ministry align with the nature of God’s Spirit.

Kingdom Mandate: Governance Through Spiritual Authority

The ultimate goal of receiving the Holy Spirit’s power is to establish God’s kingdom on Earth. Every believer is anointed to exercise dominion over a specific territory—be it a geographical area, a sphere of influence, or a sector of society. Understanding this mandate is crucial for every kingdom functionary.

As we navigate the complexities of life and ministry, the chronos and kairos of God remind us that our journey is uniquely ordained. Our breakthroughs, challenges, and seasons of waiting are all under His authority. This realization compels us to trust in His timing, submit to His will, and actively engage in the spiritual processes that prepare us for the manifestation of His power.

Conclusion: The Call to Faithfulness and Power

The story that began on a remote campus in Benue State extends far beyond its geographical confines. It’s a call to believers everywhere to embrace the fullness of God’s Spirit, to understand the depth of His authority, and to actively engage in the kingdom mandate with power and conviction.

Let us be like wine, improving with time, as we submit to God’s processes and prepare for the activation of His power in our lives. May we journey with God, not on our terms, but in absolute surrender to His timeline and divine authority, trusting that He who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.




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Consistency In Prayer – Apostle Arome Osayi Part 1

Consistency In Prayer – Apostle Arome Osayi Part 1

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Consistency In Prayer – Apostle Arome Osayi Part 1

In our devotionals, we will be bringing to you words from men of God that is blessing the body of Christ. Today, we look at one of the messages of Apostle Arome Osayi. Be blessed.

In the heart of Benue State, nestled amidst the wilderness of a remote city, a group of young believers gathered on a university campus, experiencing an extraordinary encounter with the divine. It was here, far removed from the glamor of city life, that the Lord spoke, heralding a mighty move of the Spirit that would sweep through the terrain, altering the course of history for the community and its people. This is a story of prophecy, faith, and the indomitable power of God, a narrative that unfolds the layers of divine timing, authority, and the manifestation of God’s kingdom on Earth.

The Prophetic Onset

Among us was a lady, profoundly gifted in prophecy, whose utterances were both a mystery and a revelation. She spoke of things so intimate and hidden that only a divine whisper could have unveiled them. Her prophecies were clear: a significant movement led by the youth was on the horizon, a movement that would challenge the dark forces entrenched in the land and usher in a new era for Christianity in the region.

This land, long surrendered to witchcraft and necromancy, was about to witness an extraordinary shift. Ministers of the gospel had fallen prey to the sinister shadows that lurked, their promising ministries cut short by unexplained tragedies. It was a cycle of spiritual resurgence and suppression, with each loss plunging the community deeper into despair.

The Importance of Consistency

Amidst this struggle, our prayer group on campus embraced a motto that underscored the essence of our fight: “In consistency lies the power.” We had witnessed firsthand the darkness that descended upon the land following the demise of a minister, a darkness so thick, it stifled hope and dimmed the light of faith.

The recurring cycles of death on campus, the wavering faith of many, and the challenge to the gospel’s credibility in the face of tragedy posed questions too profound for any human answer. It was in these moments of utter helplessness that we learned the hard truth about divine timing and authority.

Understanding Divine Timing and Authority

The Lord’s response to our cries and intercessions was a lesson in humility and trust. He revealed that the chronos and kairos—times and seasons—are under His sovereign authority. This revelation shifted our perspective on prayer and the will of God. Despite our fervent prayers and acts of faith, we understood that God’s plans are not subject to our timelines or expectations.

To be concluded tomorrow!




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What Are You Thinking?

What Are You Thinking?

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What Are You Thinking?

I used to feel that my thoughts were harmless and not toxic since they remained in my realm of thoughts. I believed I wasn’t doing anybody harm – not my marriage, my situation, and of course, not myself. 

I was deceived and didn’t consider my thoughts ‘all that bad’, but I will admit they were far from positive, beautiful, and empowering. I beat myself down most of the time, thinking about the gloomy side of things and life. 

Those thoughts controlled me and my actions, and I was a very gloomy person, discouraged, and not achieving my goals. The question I want to ask us this morning is, what are your thought patterns about yourself and your marriage and relationship? 

“As a man thinketh, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7)

You are what you have been thinking about. Your marriage is as strong as your thoughts about it. Your relationship will be as strong as the thoughts you entertain.

You might be saying, “I don’t think of pornography, masturbation, fornication, or lustful thoughts. What about negative, evil thoughts?”

Proverbs 12:20 KJV [20] Deceit is in the heart of those who imagine evil: But to the counselors of peace is joy.

From this scripture, those who fill their hearts with evil, negative thoughts will be deceived.

God calls rebellion against Him and His word “evil”. That’s what He told the Israelites. What are you thinking about yourself, your partner, your spouse, your relationship, and your marriage?

You have to be disciplined enough to carefully choose your thoughts and not allow the devil to just dump any thoughts on your mind. I used to feel and think I was helpless about my thoughts, but I know better now. I thought that whatever thoughts came into my mind, I had to dwell on them. On the contrary, we are empowered to resist any thought that doesn’t benefit us.

We have to be strong enough to stand up to the devil and reject any negative thoughts. The Bible calls it ‘casting down’; this paints a picture of taking those negative thoughts and slamming them down. It’s a conscious, deliberate, and decisive effort in dealing with thoughts that seek to keep us down.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 KJV [4] (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) [5] casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

A negative pattern of thinking becomes a stronghold when the devil makes it our regular pattern or way of thinking. Remember not to allow negative thinking patterns to fester in your mind towards your partner or spouse. Fill your mind with empowering thoughts. 

See the scripture in Philippians 4:8 of what the Lord calls right thoughts. He alone knows how best we should function because He created us.

Philippians 4:8 KJV [8] Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

We need to study each of these words in other translations because the battlefield is the mind. When we win in our minds, we win in life. Let your thoughts about your relationship and marriage be good thoughts, and you will eat the fruits thereof.

God bless your relationship and marriage.




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Understanding That Special Gender

Understanding That Special Gender

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Understanding That Special Gender

1. Understand the God she serves
 
One of the sure ways to understand that special lady in your life is to seek to understand her maker.

Nobody understands a product like the manufacturer of that product. 

Nobody, no human being will ever understand her like God would.
 
So, the beginning of the journey is when the man develops a conscious relationship with God.
 
When you are rooted in God’s love, God will now cause His love to be shed abroad in your hearts.
 
As you begin to understand the breadth, the length and the depth and height of this love, this will give you a wisdom that surpasses every effort in trying to understand her, and you will know how to do the right things that will unlock her creativity and make her feel loved.

Eph 3:17-19 (KJV) 
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,  [18]  May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;  [19]  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.


2. Understand the Needs she has
 
Her needs are specialized and peculiar.
 
They are different from your own needs.
 
From spiritual needs to physically needs and emotional needs, you have to find out!

You will immediately discover her preferences that what excites you on Television doesn’t not tickle her fancy! Find out and seek to meet those needs!
 
3. Understand the Language she speaks

Her language is like her password. It could be gifts, words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch or acts of service.

You don’t communicate to her on your own terms but on her own terms.
 
Find out her definition of “romantic” and go after that.
 
The definition of the word “romantic” is not what you find in a dictionary, but there is a dictionary in her mind with its own definition like no other, authored by her, and you have to find a way to retrieve that dictionary and check the definition which would often be different from what you think.

 
4. Understand the pressures she faces
 
She usually has pressures. Most times, she is not even seeking for those pressures to be taken away, because they are often necessities of life.
 
She just wants to know that there is somebody who understands what she is going though.
 
Many years ago, my wife explained this to me.
 
She was pouring her hearts to me, and expounding her pressures and at a point I burst out;
 
“Hey! I am not the Holy Spirit. I cannot take these things away!”
 
“And then she looked at me with that her angelic face that often makes my heart to race, and said,
 
“I know you are not the Holy Spirit. I am not asking you to solve these issues, I only want to have a feeling somebody understands what I am going through!
 
Wow! That is what that lady in your life wants! An understanding heart.
 
And that takes the pressures off the pressures!
 
She just wants an understanding, loving and caring man!

Unfortunately, most times, single ladies look for this in wrong places and often fall into the hands of men who are only looking for sexual gratification.
 
If you are a single lady, make your needs known to God and never offer your body in exchange for some care that will vaporise the next minute!
 
Wait for the process of meeting that right man who will love you appropriately and will take care of you!

May God grant you strength in your inner man to cooperate with God. 
So, I will stop here this morning.

Ultimately, pray for wisdom from God to help you be a good lover to your fiancée or spouse in very specific ways.
 
The Holy Spirit teaches us all things, so he would offer you some ideas.
 
I pray that God will give you wisdom in Jesus name!




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Did God Lose It?

Did God Lose It?

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Did God Lose It?

Sandy’s face contorted in pain as she strolled alone, her face an exact picture of the rush of confused emotions that gripped her soul. 

How could this ever happen to me? She queried a non-existent companion.

Her pain had been triggered by a huge financial loss in her business and had been exacerbated by the sudden break up of a promising relationship. The guy simply eloped with another babe, no explanation!

Sure, this is not supposed to happen to me. She queried again, loudly as if her invisible companion caused it all. 

She looked up and screamed, God, why?

Many of us are in Sandy’s shoes, probably even going through something worse, where it feels as though “God has lost it over one’s life!”

Some are going through intense times in their marriages and homes. From dealing with an irresponsible spouse to health issues and financial pressures. The list is endless.

Are you at that place where it feels as though you are abandoned and God isn’t looking at your side?

I have been there several times. My wife ahs been there several times.

At such time, the first thing you need is an assurance in your heart from God.

I want to share with you the assurance God gave me in one of such times.

Jer 29:11 (MSG) I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

Wow!

That is huge. God says He knows what He is doing!

He is not confused about your life! 

He has it all planned out! He will take care of you and He will not abandon you! 

Stay on this word, study it, meditate on it, pray on it and you will see light begin to shine in that darkness!

I pray for you, to receive God’s intervention today in Jesus’ name!




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Pruning Our Love Garden 

Pruning Our Love Garden 

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Pruning Our Love Garden 

It is good when we view our marriage and relationship like a garden. When you hear “garden,” what comes to your mind? A beautiful picture of a well-tended piece of land, beautiful and colorful flowers, with fragrance and no weeds. Apart from the fact that when you see a garden, you know that someone or some people have been responsible, consistently working. There are three elements I want us to look at in considering the marriage and relationship as a garden.

  1. Pulling out weeds
  2. Planting Seeds
  3. Killing the snakes

Let me explain in detail what I mean.

1. Pulling weeds

Every garden has a tendency for weeds to grow in them if left untended. Weeds are bad habits, human bad habits such as poor communication, lack of commitment, threatening with divorce or breaking up, lack of respect, use of negative words like ‘never’, ‘always’, not actively listening to our spouse or partner, lack of understanding each other and the list goes on.

Whatever will cause our relationship and marriage not to blossom and thrive are weeds. They need to be pulled out. This takes consistent, conscious, and deliberate efforts on our part to pull the weeds out. As the saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side but someone is tilling the ground and wetting the grass.

2. Plant the Seeds

Seeds are what I call the good habits. Those things we want to see in our relationship and marriage. It is not just good enough to pull out the weeds; we should be proactive and intentional about planting good seeds. Seeds of what we do to our partner in a relationship and spouse in marriage.

We should not just do bad stuff to our partner and spouse but we should do good stuff to our partner. Being kind, being tender and gentle, showing each other respect, being thoughtful, loving our partner, forgiveness, not counting scores, treating each other with thoughtfulness, taking time to understand your spouse or partner. We can always add to this list.

3. Kill the snakes

Sometimes we do all the right things in a relationship and in marriage but things still go wrong. The relationship still breaks and the marriage still ends up in divorce. The snakes are ‘spiritual problems or issues’. There are not just weeds and seeds but there are also snakes. These are the dangerous intruders from the enemy of our relationship and marriage. They seek to steal, kill, and destroy.

We don’t pull out the snakes; we kill them. Some of us are not aware of the existence of snakes in our relationship and marriage. We need to be aware of them and arm ourselves with the right weapons of God’s word, prayer, and an understanding of our authority in Christ Jesus and the finished work of the cross.




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When You Face God To Give Account 

When You Face God To Give Account 

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When You Face God To Give Account 

I spoke along this line in church yesterday and I will just admonish us with this, I hope it blesses someone!

The scripture makes it clear as believers, we will face God one day and give an account of our lives, and how we lived on this side of the world.

We are not to live irresponsibly! 

We are to conduct our lives and live as though we will give account because we will SURELY give account!

In what areas are we going to give account? Find it below in a simple presentation I used in church yesterday.

These seven areas are what you should pay attention to. It seems to cover every part of our lives. What this means is that we will give an account of all areas of our lives! 

  1. Words Spoken
  2. Actions and Deeds
  3. Thoughts and Intentions
  4. How We Use Our Resources
  5. How We Treat Others
  6. Response to God’s Revelation
  7. Our Spiritual Influence on Others

Not just our words, but also our actions and deeds, and even our intentions are going to be examined!

Bringing that to our relationships and marriages, how we relate with our spouses, and our thoughts towards them are all going to be examined, and we will give account.

We all know how emotional affairs begin from the thought realm. Well, we will give an account of our thoughts and intentions! 

Heb 4:13 (KJV) Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

With this realization, it is important we love fully and with a focus on our spouses because a day of reckoning is coming. 

Who wants to stand before the Lord of Lords and be stammering and be found wanting? Certainly not me. What about you?

Treat your husband well. Treat your wife well. Be nice. Stay faithful. Love with focus. May God help us all.




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Connection Between Individual Progress and Marital Success

Connection Between Individual Progress and Marital Success

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Connection Between Individual Progress and Marital Success

Growth signifies life. Stagnant water stinks. If you are not growing, you are dying. It is high time we prioritize our individual growth journey if we desire to see growth in our relationships and marriages. Everyone is born a clean slate, naive. As we begin to take our personal growth seriously, we start to develop skills and mature in who we are.

A lot of crises in relationships and marriages are due to knowledge gaps between couples. We don’t have to make any effort to grow chronologically. All we need for such growth is food, all other things being equal. However, the growth that leads to transformational change is not automatic. It requires effort, consistency, and sacrifices.

I told a friend the other day that I wondered what I had been doing all my younger years when I had time. There is so much to learn in every aspect of our lives that it seems 24 hours is not enough. If you are not growing, you cannot be excused. You have to make efforts and plan to grow.

The Bible says in Genesis 2:24:

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

There is a leaving, a cleaving, and becoming one flesh. All these processes require learning, unlearning, and relearning. It takes personal growth to know what you are “leaving” to “cleave” to, and you have to know the part you have to play in the process of becoming one flesh.

Your relationship or marriage cannot grow beyond the level of personal growth of the individuals in the relationship or marriage. Ask yourself this question: how many books have I read on relationships? As married couples, what books have you read about the different aspects of marriage?

To succeed in your relationship or marriage, you must take the issue of developing yourself seriously. There are different ways you can learn. You can learn through mentors, through experience, by asking questions, but the most effective and cheapest way to learn is by reading books. Books contain the experiences of others encapsulated in the pages, so you don’t repeat the mistakes they have made in the past.

There are so many aspects of your relationship and marriage that you need to personally grow in for the health of your union to emerge. If you prioritize personal growth, there will be some fights that will be eliminated from your relationship and marriage.

Genesis 1:27 states:

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

God created us distinctly different by purpose, on purpose, and for a purpose. If the purpose of something is not known, abuse is inevitable. Our purpose in relationships and marriages has to be discovered through a personal growth journey. Nobody can do that for us. The growth has to be personal; the man has to grow as much as the woman.

Make a quality decision today to prioritize personal growth for the well-being of your relationship and marriage. The more you know, the better for your relationship and marriage. For example, knowing the differences between men and women is fundamental to how you relate to one another. It affects almost every aspect of our relationships and marriages, including communication, decision-making, and understanding yourselves as partners.

I urge you this morning, keep learning and never stop growing.

God bless your relationship and marriage.




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Deliver Yourself!

Deliver Yourself!

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Deliver Yourself!

There is a personal responsibility you have, single or married. That responsibility is that there are certain decisions you must make in your life all by yourself. Your parents can’t make that decision for you. Your fiance can’t do it for you. Not even your spouse can take that responsibility on your behalf.

Take a look at the scripture:

Pro 6:5 (KJV)
Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Deliver thyself! The emphasis is explicit enough. You are the one that will deliver yourself from anytime that looks like a trap. 

What is the lust that draws you away?

Jas 1:14 (KJV)
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

When you identify that list or weakness, the you have identified the power behind the trap of the hunter, and then you can easily deliver yourself. 

The Amplified Bible puts it this way:

Jas 1:14 (AMPC)
But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions).

You are always baited by something that is consistent. That is the power behind the trap. The scripture says, deliver yourself!

In other words, don’t put the responsibility on God!

God said this is something you have to do yourself. Make up your mind not to cooperate with the traps of the enemy over your soul. 

Don’t live in pretense, and don’t live in denial. 

Another translation says you should run!

Pro 6:5 (MSG)
Run like a deer from the hunter, fly like a bird from the trapper!

God will not help you to run. You have to do the running away!

You already know the “lust” or the weakness, don’t you?

Run away from it and you would have delivered yourself.

Good morning. 




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Overcoming Darkness In Relationship and Marriage

Overcoming Darkness In Relationship and Marriage

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Overcoming Darkness In Relationships and Marriage

Everywhere was dark. The eerie blackness of the darkness was so real you could almost cut it with a knife. As Betty navigated her way back to the house, the scary moments of horror stories she had read growing up gnawed at her face.

The zombies in the movies crawled behind her. She could hear their footsteps, or so she thought! Fear and trepidation wrapped their fearful arms around her, and she began to shake and fidget as she walked. She stumbled and nearly fell because she could not see anything.

She prayed that the light would be restored. The streetlight had been faulty for over two weeks.

As she strolled on in fear, the light came on! She was elated! Her joy knew no bounds. Immediately, she looked back and saw there was nothing following her! She was happy! The restored light made a lot of difference.

As she strolled on, she remembered the scripture that best explained the moment.

Psa 18:28 (KJV) For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Wow! What darkness is around your relationship or marriage right now? Are you navigating through the complexities of modern Christian dating, seeking divine guidance in your courtship? God will light your candle!

That scripture uses the phrase “my darkness!” Has there been so much darkness in your relationship that it has become a personal struggle? Perhaps you’re facing challenges in communication, trust, or maintaining spiritual intimacy in your marriage.

Well, I have good news for you. God will enlighten your darkness. “Your darkness” will become “your light!” God will show you ways to reignite the spark in your Christian marriage and show you faith-based advice on balancing love and commitment!

I love the Message Translation.

Psa 18:28 (MSG) Suddenly, GOD, you floodlight my life; I’m blazing with glory, God’s glory!

Your life will be floodlighted! You will blaze with God’s glory! Whatever is hidden and shrouded in darkness, there is light in the name of Jesus!

Receive light in your relationship! God will show you the secrets to a happy, godly marriage and the keys to overcoming common relationship issues with biblical wisdom.

Receive light in your marriage! Learn Christian insights on marriage enrichment and relationship-building that align with God’s design for love.

Receive light in your finances! God will open your eyes to biblical principles of financial stewardship that will transform your marriage and family life.

Darkness flees away from your life in Jesus’ name! Light becomes your lot in Jesus’ name! It is a promise from God’s word, and that promise will become your reality!

Good morning!




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Let The Couples Lecture The Singles

Let The Couples Lecture The Singles

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Let The Couples Lecture The Singles

Good morning dear one! So, you’re still flying solo, and it’s awesome. But ever wondered what all those people in married life are experiencing and learning? Well, here is a little insight into what marriage teaches you that might just leave you amazed.

1. Love Isn’t Just a Feeling. It’s an Action Movie

Yes, you must have heard about love. And you probably think you know pretty much about the subject… But in marriage, it’s like the action edition packed. 

You don’t just say, “I love you” when everything is cool. You show it when things are going real and getting hot! 

Ephesians 5:25 talks of loving as Christ loved the Church. That is hard-core, love in action, not when it feels right, but especially when it is painful and you don’t feel like it!

2. Forgiveness: A Compulsory Course You Can’t Carry Over!

Harboring grudges? That is not part of a good habit! Married people learn super quick that forgiveness isn’t just being nice; it’s pretty much a must. Marriage is a union of two forgivers!  As it says in Colossians 3:13, forgive as the Lord forgave you. It’s about dropping that baggage and moving forward, together. It’s relieving yourself from emotional prison.

3. Two Heads Are Better Than One

I am not talking about a two-headed monster. Have you ever tried to solve a problem with a friend rather than by yourself? It’s usually quite easier, right? That’s the deal with marriage: you’ve got a partner in crime (the good kind!). Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 nails it. Two can do way more. When one falls, there is somebody to lift him. That is a divine partnership!

4. Not Just The Moment 

Marriage makes you think long-term, way past the latest trends, or your Instagram feed. It’s all about building something that lasts. Something of meaning. What married folk get to see, time and time again, are front rows of what matters: love, family, faith, and making a difference. It’s about the big picture, not just the flashy moments.

Marriage has its lessons, and being single comes with its lessons, too. Keep learning all you can learn as singles and couples. Never stop investing in your relationship and marriage! When family life collapses, it affects every other area! Invest in your relationship and marriage today! 




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Your Marriage or Relationship Is Not Dead

Your Marriage or Relationship Is Not Dead

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Your Marriage or Relationship Is Not Dead

I have a message from the Lord for anyone willing to believe in His word. I don’t know who you are or where you are, but you’re about to give up on your marriage. You feel tired and lack the strength to continue. In your relationship, despite God indicating that he or she is the right person for you, things seem to be faltering. Perhaps you’ve heard God’s guidance but are losing faith, wondering when circumstances will improve and when you will transition from scarcity to abundance.

I am here to proclaim God’s word to you: your relationship or marriage is not dead. This echoes the words of Jesus in the book of Luke, chapter 8.

Luke 8:51-53 KJV:
[51] And when he came into the house, he allowed no one to enter except Peter, James, John, and the parents of the young girl. [52] Everyone mourned and wept for her, but he said, “Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.” [53] And they ridiculed him, knowing she was dead.

In this passage, we see Jesus summoned by Jairus to heal his dying daughter. It’s important to seek God’s presence when facing challenges. When Jesus was en route to Jairus’ home, a servant reported the girl’s death, questioning the need to trouble the Master further.

Yet, Jesus, the giver of life, declared, “Do not weep; she is not dead but sleeping.

The marriage causing you distress is not dead but sleeping, according to Jesus. He defines any situation as He sees fit. I do not advocate for separation or divorce, though it may be the best solution in some cases where the partners are unwilling to make the marriage work.

Jesus asserts that your marriage or relationship is not dead. Do not label as dead what Jesus calls sleeping. I recall a time when my fiance (now my husband) and I experienced a brief separation lasting about two hours due to an unresolved argument. He suggested we part ways, and we did, losing our peace in the process. However, we couldn’t end our relationship because Jesus declared, “Your relationship is not dead but sleeping.” Indeed, our relationship did not die; it merely slept for a few hours.

Jesus can intervene in your relationship and marriage. Trust in Him and His word, and you will testify that nothing perishes in Jesus’ hands.

May God bless your relationship and marriage.




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This is How To Love!

This is How To Love!

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This is How To Love!

Love Without Conditions

Singles: Once a condition is attached, there is a problem already. Let me give you examples.

If you love me, you will offer me your body. Well, the reality is that you are not married, and you are not supposed to be doing that. You can speak grammar, you can argue it, you can defend yourself, you can pacify your conscience, but what is wrong is wrong! Pre-marital sex is wrong! Period! God does not approve it and getting into that clime will ensure God´s favor is lost! That will not be your portion!

A lot of singles who are after money will do everything including compromising their relationship integrity, well that will no longer be love! We all know that God Himself is love! Once God is not involved, it wouldn’t be love any longer.

Additionally, anybody who doesn’t know God, and doesn’t obey God will not be able to love you the right way!

Couples: We are to love our spouses unconditionally! It´s called agape love, the kind of love with which God loves us. It’s a love without conditions. Imagine if God were to love us with conditions, we certainly would not survive that arrangement. Instead, the scripture tells us he died for us while we are yet sinners.

Rom 5:8 (KJV) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

If you love your spouse with conditions, that marriage might not survive! That is the plain truth.

As couples, you have to love without retaliations, expectations, and reservations.

This involves operating in quick forgiveness. Somebody said and I believe that a great union is one of two quick forgivers.

Let go of that animosity and bickering and love one another the way God wants it. That way, you can be sure of God’s blessings and favor over yourselves, your family, and home.

Good morning!




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Soaring By Love, Totally Unashamed! 

Soaring By Love, Totally Unashamed! 

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Soaring By Love, Totally Unashamed! 

Welcome to April!

This month, soar with love and by love! Refuse to be domiciled to the creek of bitterness and acrimony! Let love rule in your relationships and marriage!

In this kingdom and clime, we soar with love. We do not allow the weight of offenses to keep us down nor do we allow the slime of unforgiveness to stain our dignity in God! 

We rule this month! We gain ascent this month to the region of perpetual victory and unending praise!

My wife and I have zero strife! It wasn’t always like that, but we soared and ascended with the help of the Holy Spirit!

And guess what, lots of space and liberty here! Join us on this trip, it´s bliss!

Rom 5:5 (KJV) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

 The words above filtered into my spirit this morning as I waited on God for a word for us for this month! 

No shame because of His love! This love can be shed in our hearts!

I love other translations. 

Rom 5:5 (MSG) In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

This month you will not be left shortchanged! God will pour beautiful and glorious things into your life this month! 

Look at Amplified version.

Rom 5:5 (AMPC) Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.

Wow! 

This month, you will not be disappointed! 

You will not be deluded!

You will not be ashamed!

Why?

God´s love has been poured into our Hearts!

I pray for you, may you experience that love in all its fullness in Jesus’ name! 




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The Pain Paradox in Our Love Life

The Pain Paradox in Our Love Life

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The Pain Paradox in Relationships and Marriage

We had a Master Class for Singles and Couples Yesterday! Did you miss it? Not to worry! You can watch it HERE or simply check below the page.

We learned yesterday about the Pain Paradox, which is similar in principle to ‘Delayed Gratification.’ The Pain Paradox states that the short-term easy leads to the long-term difficult, while the short-term difficult leads to the long-term easy. We ‘pay’ now and ‘play later,’ or we ‘play now’ and ‘pay later.’

I started on this topic yesterday, and we examined five areas where we need to apply the principle of the pain paradox as singles and married couples.

We looked at:

1. Our Spiritual Lives

As singles and married individuals, we need to prioritize our spiritual lives. Developing intimacy with God requires time. So, spend a few minutes every day to enjoy bliss in your life, marriage, or relationship.

2. Our Finances

Money matters a lot in relationships and marriages. Make investments and reap the dividends later. As singles, don’t squander your future trying to impress your significant other. As married individuals, be wise and delay gratification.

Today, we will be looking at:

3. Our Emotional Life

Everyone has emotions, which are what make us behave the way we do. There are negative emotions that we need to eliminate from our lives. These negative emotions can prevent us from experiencing joy and harmony in our relationships and marriages.

When we know we have certain bad habits, it is crucial for us to find books that address such tendencies. It is foolish to continue living in a way that causes our loved ones pain, saying ‘that is who I am.’ The responsibility is ours to make necessary adjustments.

4. Our Physical Life

More specifically, our health. We need to take care of our bodies. Our bodies house the spirit of the Lord. They house our gifts, talents, destinies, and everything good about us. God gave us our bodies as a jacket or suit to enable us to function and live on this earth. Once this ‘jacket’ wears out, death is inevitable.

Please be mindful of what you eat. You are what you eat. Don’t dig your grave with your teeth by consuming unhealthy foods. What you eat also affects you. Ignorance is not an excuse; educate yourself about your diet.

Ladies, the kitchen is your domain; help your husband and children stay healthy. Don’t contribute to your husband’s health decline. Wives, be cautious about preparing heavy meals like pounded yam and egusi at 11 pm. Consuming too much beef is harmful.

Whether you are single or married, take your health seriously. Know your health status. Monitor your blood pressure, check your kidneys, undergo a liver function test, and check your cholesterol level. Do a health check-up. It doesn’t have to be expensive.

Take care of your body, what you do to it, and what you do with it.

5. Our Family

For singles, you belong to a family before you start your own. Invest your best into your family. Don’t cause your mother sleepless nights and heartache. Uphold the family name. Be a good child to your parents. Make them proud. Let every remembrance of you be a cause for thanksgiving.

As a married couple, raise your children in the ways of the Lord, and when they are old, they will not stray from it. Unite your family members in love. Be under the grace of God, and He will show you mercy in Jesus’ mighty name.

God bless our homes and relationships.




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The Pain Paradox in Relationships and Marriage

The Pain Paradox in Relationships and Marriage

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The Pain Paradox in Relationships and Marriage

This discusses delayed gratification, where you ‘pay’ now and ‘gain’ later as opposed to ‘gaining’ now to ‘pay’ later. This paradox is noteworthy, and we need to take note of it. It is always better to ‘pay’ now and ‘play’ later in our relationships and marriages.

I want to discuss 5 things this morning that we need to do now in our relationships and marriages that will yield great dividends for us later on. We must learn as individuals and as couples to delay gratification. One of the marks of maturity is when we learn to delay gratification.


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As Singles, engaging in premarital sex is tantamount to not knowing how to delay gratification. It’s better to invest a few years in getting to know yourselves before marriage and then spend all of your married lives enjoying sex together.

As a couple, we need to learn how to delay gratification when we feel like having an anger outburst or when we feel the need to express our emotions intensely. God doesn’t want us to yield to our flesh every time. He wants us to be controlled by the Holy Spirit. He wants the Holy Spirit to govern our moods, feelings, and actions. We are not to engage in tit for tat in our relationships and marriages.

Let’s now explore 5 areas where we can apply the Pain Paradox in our relationships and marriages.

  1. Our spiritual life:
    From the time of finding the right person to marrying to living out our married life blissfully, we need to embrace the principle of the Pain Paradox. It makes a lot of sense if we take time out to discern God’s perfect will for us before entering into marriage.

    We save ourselves a lot of heartache when we are sure we are on the same page with God on our marital journey. We can always turn to God for direction and guidance whenever we are in a dilemma. As married couples, it’s highly beneficial to prioritize walking with God because marriage cannot thrive outside of God.

    Spend time getting to know and following God now, rather than using that time to pursue frivolities. Immerse yourself in God’s Word. Learn His principles now for your marriage, and you won’t have to deal with the pain of ignorance later. There is a time to sow and a time to reap. Sow now and reap later. Don’t sow now, and you won’t have anything to reap later.
  2. Our Financial life:
    Finances are one of the greatest tools in relationships and marriage. The Bible says money answers all things. We need to plan our finances well. As Singles, you need to be financially intelligent. Don’t spend your hard-earned money proposing with a diamond ring when you are not even sure if she will eventually marry you.

    Am I against a beautiful proposal? No. What I am saying is, can you afford such expenses when you don’t have any good investments? As couples, don’t live beyond your means. Going to fancy restaurants all the time when you can cook at home is not too wise.

    Live by a budget. Let your finances be budgeted. Invest for a rainy day. Buy land or real estate. Invest now to reap the benefits later.

I will stop here today. I will continue tomorrow by God’s grace.

Be blessed.




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Don’t Trust in Your Own Understanding

Don’t Trust in Your Own Understanding

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Don’t Trust in Your Understanding

I particularly love this piece of advice. It is one of the classic words in Proverbs that remains evergreen for all men and women from all walks of life and for every young person. It is one of the Bible verses taught in most children’s churches so that we can learn early to trust in the Lord. God must be trusted; that’s why He is Lord.

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought you had it all figured out, only to be disappointed by the eventual outcome?

In relationships and our marriages, God’s word tells us not to lean on our own understanding. God knows that we have understanding, but we are not to depend on it. Let’s consider Proverbs 3:5:

Proverbs 3:5 GW [5] Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.

We are to trust in the Lord with all our hearts. That means it’s very possible not to trust in the Lord. It’s also possible to trust God with only part of our heart.

As singles, stop all the calculations. One plus one does not always equal two. God doesn’t want us to be disappointed every time before we learn to trust Him.

God is calling us to a beautiful relationship with Him. In choosing whom to marry, God wants to take the lead. Even when you are sure the person will agree to your proposal, God wants you to enjoy the pleasure of trusting Him. He wants to carry you until the process is completed. He wants to be your Daddy.

As married couples, this Bible verse becomes even more relevant. Several times, I have fallen flat on my face when I relied on my understanding with my husband. Sometimes, I predicted my husband’s reactions only to be disappointed. I have learned and am still learning to trust the Lord with all my heart and not rely on my understanding.

There are so many areas of my life where I can begin to practice trusting in the Lord. You too can begin to apply this Bible verse, whether when it comes to shopping for your household, childcare, your day-to-day activities at work, your decisions, your business, or your relationship with your spouse. You can’t rely on your understanding in dealing with your spouse because usually, we differ in temperament.

Our lives will become much easier when we learn in little things and big things to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and not rely on our understanding.

God bless you.




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Simple Recipe To End All Struggles 

Simple Recipe To End All Struggles 

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Simple Recipe To End All Struggles 

A man or woman has so many areas of life, so many ‘ways’ if I may use that word. Are we going to talk about career, finance, marital life, academics, work, business, spirituality, emotions, and so on? There are so many ways!

How does one bring all these ways together? How does one ask God to take charge of all these ways especially relationship and marital aspects?

It is evident in the Holy Writ! Let’s take a look!

Pro 3:6 (KJV) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

In all your WAYS, ACKNOWLEDGE Him! The consequence of that is that He will direct all your paths!

Do you acknowledge God in all your ways? If you do, sit back and relax, He will unleash a system of divine direction for you and you will never be lost in the maze of life! You will never have to grope in the dark, murky path of marital endeavor as a result of experimenting with several lovers!

Let’s consider some other translations to bring more clarity.

Pro 3:6 (MSG) Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.

Wow! I love this one. Watch out for His voice in EVERYTHING you do and EVERYWHERE you go, and He is committed to keeping you on track!

You will not miss your track!

You know what I see here? God doesn’t want to be ignored! 

How do you acknowledge God? Talk to Him about everything you do. 

The height of foolishness is ignoring God! The Bible says expressly that;

Psa 14:1a (KJV) The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God…

One definition of a foolish man; he does His things as though there is no God!

Conversely, you will have the wisdom to rule in the affairs of this world when you learn to ACKNOWLEDGE God in ALL YOUR WAYS!

Good Morning! 




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