Why Are Things Not Working?

Why Are Things Not Working?

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Why Are Things Not Working?

We have probably all been there. You have tried all you know and yet nothing seems to be working.

You have prayed, fasted, and even sowed seeds, and yet, the heaven seems closed. 

God seems silent to all your inquiries and you are not getting anything. Your prayers seem to be bouncing off the ceiling. 

What could be happening?

Well, a lot of things can be happening why this is so, but this morning, I want to point to singles and couples alike why this could happen.

Let’s take our text below:

Rom 4:21 (KJV)  And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

The text used “fully” persuaded. That means persuasion can be measured. You can be half persuaded or a quarter persuaded! But the text says he was FULLY persuaded.

Are you fully persuaded concerning what you trust God for or ask Him to do?

Why must you be fully persuaded? 

The answer is in below text:

Jas 1:6-8 (KJV)  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.  [7]  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.  [8]  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

A person who is DOUBTING is like a wave. Verse 7 says that man will not receive anything from God.

Every time things seem not to be working, check your heart if there are doubts concerning God’s promises to you or concerning His instructions. 

As you learn to be fully persuaded, you get more results in your walk with God either as a single or couple. 

I pray for you this week, God will reach out to you and send you help in every area you need Him in Jesus’ name! 


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Changing Gears From Leaving To Cleaving

Changing Gears From Leaving To Cleaving

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Changing Gears From Leaving To Cleaving

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24 KJV)

Here, we see God giving an instruction once marriage is in view. There must be “leaving” and a “cleaving” before any marriage can be successful.

A lot of people leave without cleaving. It won’t work. A lot more try to cleave without leaving. It won’t work either.

It has to be a “leaving” and a “cleaving.”

The word “leaving” is very interesting. There are two particular words or meanings I am interested in. They are the words ‘relinquish” and “commit self”

Pastor, you mean I must relinquish relationship with my parents? It doesn’t mean you disconnect from them or cut off from them, it only talks about where your focus should now be as a married person. After God, the next most important person in your life is your spouse. It doesn’t mean you should not take care of your parents any longer, it just means there should be more emphasis on your spouse.

And then the word “commitment!” Leaving to cleave involves commitment! A person that goes into a relationship or marriage without the willingness to commit to the relationship is just playing around. You need to pray as a single that your path will not cross with such people because they would waste your time, energy and resources. Yorubas call such people “alawin”

It is not God’s concept to have several people on your list that you are dating at a time. If God wanted some form of double dating or polygamy, He would have created Eve, Eva and Evelyn for Adam. Remember Adam still had ribs remaining!

But God created only one person upon whom Adam should focus on. And that is the biblical standard! In that one person is packaged everything you need to be complete. Couples who constantly fight and quarrel are missing out a lot because they are never complete that way. Their agreement would be broken and prayer would be hindered.

To be continued. 


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The Aggressors And The Responders

The Aggressors And The Responders

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The Aggressors And The Responders

Men are the aggressors, ladies are the responders. Men are supposed to woo ladies. 

The problem is that most men stop wooing their wives immediately after the wedding, and then wonder why the spark, the laughter, and the joy disappear from their wives’ faces. Well, the reason is obvious. You have to keep doing what you did before the wedding to sustain the marriage after the wedding! 

In the beginning, Adam was the aggressor. Eve said nothing and just watched while she was being “toasted”

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (Genesis 2:23 KJV)

As a single lady, don’t take the lead in asking a man out. It is not scriptural. You will be found, trust God on that. Don’t manipulate and don’t be suggestive so that the guy will not take advantage of you. Men are hunters by nature; don’t tamper with that “hunter” in him! Let him value you by coming after you.

The man who is not ready to “chase” and “woo” is not worth it.

Why is this so important?

Wooing is a lifetime assignment, even for husbands after marriage. If you want to keep the fire of your marriage burning, keep wooing your wife. It is a potent principle! The source of a thing is often time the sustenance of that thing.

Whatever you did to her while you were “toasting” her should not be stopped after marriage. If you wrote letters, keep writing. If you bought flowers, keep buying. If you used to take her out and her eyes would brighten up, you shouldn’t wonder why she has been downcast when you have not taken her out in six months!

Good morning!


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Asking Her Out And Keeping Her

Asking Her Out And Keeping Her

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Asking Her Out And Keeping Her

I will write to singles first.

Some people are deeply spiritual. So spiritual they probably wanted God to help them propose or answer a proposal. Well, it is not as complicated. 

And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (Genesis 2:22 KJV)

What God will do is that He will present you with opportunities and guidance, but He will always allow you to make up your mind. That is why the scriptures says:

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. (Proverbs 18:22 KJV)

Whoso findeth… this is talking to men. Men are the ones that do the finding, not the ladies.

Right now, look around you. Your friends, church folks, classmates, relationships around you, those are all the people God has presented to you. You are to prayerfully choose once you are at a marriageable age. You are to be led by God’s Spirit, because when you ask Him, He will lead you and you won’t have to be proposing to several people. God still leads. You don’t need to have a dream or vision or hear a voice, it could just be inner witness or even circumstantial leading.

I am very certain that God’s design for a good relationship is not to start having boyfriends or girlfriends all over the place and be toying with your emotions in experimental relationships. God certainly wants to lead, if you allow Him.

And do you know one thing? God will not lead you wrong!

Now to the couples. If you are already married, presentation opportunities are over. Stay with your spouse and enjoy the wife of your youth, the scripture advises. Focus on God and then on your spouse. That is the secret to a successful marriage.

You can only admire people after your wedding, you should not desire them. In other to enjoy God’s blessings and favour maximally, you will need to focus on your spouse with all your heart! After God, the next person is your spouse! 

Good morning! 


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Finding Her And Keeping Her

Finding Her And Keeping Her

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Finding Her And Keeping Her 

Let’s talk to singles first. Guys, go to sleep.

Take a cue from Adam, it was when Adam slept that God was able to perfect the presentation of his wife. You have been too noisy and too mobile, go and sit down somewhere and let God do His work! Think about it, upon all your sweet mouth and relationship skills, where is the loved one?

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; (Genesis 2:21 KJV)

Learn from Adam, and go to sleep.

The responsibility of God is to cause a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; the responsibility of Adam is to sleep. Adam could say, “No way, I am not sleeping!” But the scripture says he slept!

When he slept, God went to work.

No wonder the scriptures say:

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. (Psalms 46:10 KJV)

Yes, be still. Stop sampling around! How can one brother propose to seven sisters in the same church? Who is leading you? Each time, you keep saying, “God said..” Are you sure God said?

Be still, then you will see God in your relationship or marriage. Ladies, stop being suggestive and stop spending your money to buy things for him. Let God help you by calming down! How I love the Message Translation:

“Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.” (Psalms 46:10 Message)

Yes, step out of the traffic. Focus on God and you will surely see His salvation in your relationship and marriage!

To married men, you are not only to sleep, you are to die! The Scripture admonishes that you are to love your wife as Christ loves the church. How did Christ love the church? He died for her. In the same way, loving your wife appropriately involves dying to your preferences sometimes, dying to your desires sometimes, and prioritizing her needs! May God give husbands understanding!

Selar! Good morning!

Be blessed today!


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You Must Know How To Give Names

You Must Know How To Give Names

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You must know how to give names

Adam named all the animals, from cattle to the fowl of the air and every beast of the field. He became a nomenclature expert.

To succeed in relationship management, you must learn how to give names appropriately to everybody around you.

And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him (Genesis 2:20 KJV)

Your boss is your superior; he is not your lover. Things should not be turned upside down. Especially if he is married. Both singles and couples should know this to avoid stories that touch the heart! 

Your lecturer is meant to teach you academics, and not take you to bed for practicals.

Dear Youth Corper, you are meant to teach that young girl Chemistry, not take advantage of her naivety and take her to bed. If you do that, Chemistry will soon become Physics and the law of gravity will take its course. You go down when you trifle with such things!

He is your colleague, not one to discuss your marital challenges lest there be an emotional connection. As couples, you don’t discuss your marital issue with another married fellow of the opposite sex. That will be counterproductive! 

Let the cattle remain as cattle and let the fowls remain as fowls.

The scripture above says Adam named every cattle, but there was not found a help met for him.

For Singles, the implication is that not everybody can become your spouse. You cannot be falling in love with everybody that comes your way and keep saying you can’t help it.

There are friends, acquaintances, classmates, and colleagues, yet none qualify as a spouse until the direction issue is settled with God.

Don’t settle with cattle, or fowl, or beast of the field, wait for your Adam or Eve! What would have happened if Adam had looked at the female baboon and said this is the bone of my bones and the flesh of my flesh…you can guess how you will look today!

Finally, for couples, it is important to establish boundaries especially emotionally. Desist from getting emotionally entangled with someone else aside from your spouse. May God help us all. 


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What can We Learn from Adam and Eve? Part 2

What can We Learn from Adam and Eve? Part 2

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What can We Learn from Adam and Eve? Part 2

I started yesterday on this topic. Will continue this morning.
 
2. For man, work came before marriage
And the Lord God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (Genesis 2:15 KJV)
 
God gave Adam work before ever giving him a wife. God’s order is not coincidental. It is a deliberate order that is meant to communicate wisdom that work is the first thing to get before getting a wife. Speaking in tongues alone will not feed your wife; you’ve got to work. If you are jobless, you can create work for yourself.
 
To be without work is to resign yourself to fate. While you are busy waiting for that dream job, find work to do. Volunteer somewhere, and that might even get you a job!
 
Without work, your wife will not likely show-up! Don’t let your life stop because you haven’t gotten that job. There is a creativity packaged inside you that needs to be discovered. Joblessness is an opportunity to discover work; the gifts of God embedded in you that will bring you to your wealthy place. Discover your gifts, develop them, and simply deploy them.
 
3. There is a difference between aloneness and loneliness
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:18 KJV)

Man was alone, but not lonely. When you are lonely, you are not ready for marriage yet. When you are alone, you are ready!
 
Marriage or courtship will not cure loneliness. If you don’t agree, ask some married people ‘is it possible to be married and be lonely?” They will give you a resounding Yes!
 
Many wives see their husbands daily and yet very lonely! So, as a single, you need to understand that loneliness cannot be eliminated by marriage or by sex. You increase the emptiness by trying to fill it with sex. Only Jesus can fill that emptiness.
 
Signs of loneliness in your life are an indication that there is still a void to be filled by your maker. It is an indication that you need to pay attention to your spiritual life and you need to go on a journey of identity discovery in the scriptures! Don’t ignore it, rather go on a spiritual adventure through reading, studying, and meditating on God’s word. You will come up stronger and better and ready to face life! 

Good morning!


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What can We Learn from Adam and Eve?

What can We Learn from Adam and Eve?

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God’s word has solutions to all problems on earth and in heaven. Nothing else will be done or given to men that will improve upon God’s word. It is the complete counsel of God.

You can find a husband in God’s Word.

You can locate your wife in God’s Word. The scriptures teach us how to have a good home and family life.

The scriptures contain the wisdom required to rule in this world’s affairs. People seek love, husbands, wives, and relationships in all the wrong places.

Online dating sites are not the best place to go! Nightclubs and gatherings are not the locations to look for meaningful connections. Where shall I go, pastor? Go to God’s Word! Your response is waiting for you there.

When you are perplexed, God’s word is available to help you deal with it and fill your heart with light, which will dispel all confusion. When you are depressed, God’s word is available to destroy your depression and replace it with the joy of the Holy Spirit.

When you are hurt, wounded, and offended, God’s word is there to heal every wound and give you recompense of all deeds.

When you are filled with unforgiving tendencies, God’s word is there to give you the inner strength to do the godly and the needful.

This morning, what can Singles and Married Couples learn from Adam and Eve?
 
1. Man was made from the breath of God.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7 KJV)

You will never be able to achieve much in your marital endeavors without God. God is the source of your life; He will also be the sustenance of your relationships and marriage.
 
You will never be able to achieve much without Him. There is no point wasting your time by ignoring Him or by kicking against His instructions. The earlier you flow with God and not with man, the better!

The earlier you learn to converse with Him on a personal basis and quit looking for some prophet, the better. Most of the so-called prophets are prophets for profit; they will collect your money and tell you lies.

You are the prophet of your own life, so develop a deliberate relationship with God and take charge of your destiny!


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The Man’s Helper

The Man’s Helper

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The Man’s Helper

I will write to couples first and then singles.

God was the one who created Adam in His likeness and image.

Looking at the Godhead, we will know that God created man to be like Him. That is why we have God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are in perfect harmony, yet different in personality and functionality.

Genesis 2:18 CEV   
[18] The Lord God said, “It isn’t good for the man to live alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.” 

Genesis 2:21-22 CEV   
[21] So the Lord God made him fall into a deep sleep, and he took out one of the man’s ribs. Then after closing the man’s side, [22] the Lord made a woman out of the rib. The Lord God brought her to the man, 

God knew perfectly what He had created and knew how best it would function. He knew the man would not be optimally efficient, so He made the woman solely for this purpose. To complement and complete the man.

The woman was custom-made for the man. She is the help needed, fit, suitable, adaptable, meet, right for him, sufficient, complementary, perfect, complement to him, companion he needs, one just right for him, one who balances him, a counterpart who is suitable and complementary to him,  companion suitable for helping him, a suitable companion he needs…

All these qualities are what describe the help God provided for Adam.

Can you trust God in all His Almightiness that the helper He has given you, is the best for you?

Can the helper trust God enough to believe she possesses all these qualities? And that God packaged her, with all her gifts to help the man?

Husbands and wives, can you trust God enough that you are fulfilled and complete with each other? That all you will ever need is packaged in your wife. 

She may not look like it. He may not look worthy of your companionship.

Your wife was never meant to be exactly like you. Rice and stew are complementary but very different. 

Enjoy your wife, she is God’s best for you.

Wives, be satisfied with your husband, that is the one you were sent to.

Let’s begin to trust God afresh.

Dear single guys, every lady around you is to be protected and not violated! An understanding of this will start preparing you to become that man that God wants and can trust!

God bless you


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In Love With An Angry Person?

In Love With An Angry Person?

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In Love With An Angry Person?

I will be writing to the couples first and lastly to singles. 

Pro 21:19 (KJV)  
It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

The role of a wife is to give her husband a conducive atmosphere in the home.

A woman can turn a house into a home. 

She can make the house serene or too hot to stay in.

When you find your husband coming home late, avoiding conversations with you, and preferring to hang out than hang in with you, you need to be careful that you are not doing anything to resent him.

The scripture says contentions, nagging, anger, uncooperative attitudes, tantrums, and such can make a man relocate!

He would avoid spending time with the lady because he knows all he will get is nagging and complaints.

When a man is confused or doesn’t know the decision to take yet, he keeps quiet.

That is why you discuss some things with him and then he says nothing. As in nothing!

He probably needs to think it through.

A lady makes it worse by nagging and holding him by the neck to say something by force.

However, the last thing that will come out of a man’s mouth is to say “I am confused!” Every man is egocentric! 

When he is confused, he keeps quiet!

Give him time to sort, process, and decide, and don’t unwittingly drive him away. 

For singles, work on your anger. Anger can make men run away!
Guys are logical, so in each of your anger episodes, they are thinking about what will happen after the wedding and making up their minds.

That could, on a few occasions, be the reason why some guys just disappear after promising a wedding! They got scared! 

I am not asking you to pretend.

I am asking you to work on it.

Read books on anger management.

Read scriptures that talk about anger. 

Some of them will humble you.

For example,

Ecc 7:9 (MSG)  
Don’t be quick to fly off the handle. Anger boomerangs. You can spot a fool by the lumps on his head.

Anger can end relationships

Anger can scatter relationships

Anger can divide a God-ordained relationship!

Gen 49:7 (KJV)  
Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

The Message Translation is apt.

Gen 49:7 (MSG)  
A curse on their uncontrolled anger, on their indiscriminate wrath. I’ll throw them out with the trash; I’ll shred and scatter them like confetti throughout Israel.

Your God-ordained love affair not be shredded!

Your courtship or marriage will not end in the trash!

Your home will not be scattered like confetti!


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Overcoming The Sad Moments of Romantic Journey 

Overcoming The Sad Moments of Romantic Journey 

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Overcoming The Sad Moments of Romantic Journey 

There are those moments when the eyes are red, and the tears flow endlessly and you just couldn’t be consoled enough. 

For the singles, it could be those times of rejection, when the one you love walks away or you are the one who needed to walk away. Either way, the walking away is not always a pleasant experience. 

It could be those times you suddenly feel betrayed when you discover that the one you have been loving with all your life is loving another!

It could be those time when you feel neglected and it seems nobody is looking you way. 

For the married, it could be those times when all your expectations have been disappointed and what you see in marriage is far from what you think it should be.

It could be those times when you feel misunderstood and your spouse isn’t lifting a finger to understand your feelings.

It could be those times when you are so deeply hurt that it reaches to the bone and marrows, when the one you love most has broken your trust, caught red handed frolicking with the opposite sex.

Or it could just be any of the days when there are no stars and the moody mushy thing envelopes you and you don’t want to talk to anybody including GOD.

It could be times of going through mid life crisis, when all the cruises are gone and all left are crashes.

In any of those sad unhappy times, what do you do?

Sing. Rejoice. Dance. Jubilate! 

What?

Isa 54:1 (KJV) Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

That is what you do. Do opposite of what your flesh wants. And then, in an incredible turn of events, you will see God’s intervention and justice system in that situation and you will have victory and rejoice at the last.

Do not grumble. Do not get bitter. Do not fight back.

Leave all the fights to God. 

Rom 12:19 (MSG) Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

And when you do this, get ready to rejoice, because there is a REJOICING after the rejoicing.

Shalom! Good morning!


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Who Ought To Be Wiser?

Who Ought To Be Wiser?

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This morning, I want to talk to all sisters, ladies, women, and to all guys and men who have ladies in their lives as siblings, wives, or otherwise.

The lady always ends up as the one who is hurt, used, and disadvantaged

She ought to be wiser!

When a relationship breaks or doesn’t work out, who gets hurt the most?

The guy or the lady?

When there is a disappointment concerning the wedding, who cries endlessly for days?

The guy or the lady?

When there is pre-marital sex, who is afraid of getting pregnant?

The guy or the lady?

When pregnancy is anticipated, who starts drowning in pills like a fowl?

The guy or the lady?

Who goes for all kinds of tests in the hospital?

The guy or the lady?

Who goes through the pain of abortion in the event of that?

The guy or the lady?

Who goes through the psychological trauma of murdering a life the most?

The guy or the lady?

Who combines psychological trauma with emotional pain and then with physical discomfort?

The guy or the lady?

If there were complications in the abortion process, whose body was affected?

The guy or the lady?

If a complication arises and life is threatened, who loses her life?

The guy or the lady?

If the womb is affected, who won’t be able to conceive eventually?

The guy or the lady?

If the decision is to have the baby, whose tummy protrudes?

The guy or the lady?

Who goes through the seeming stigma of carrying an unwanted pregnancy?

The guy or the lady?

Who goes through all the morning sickness?

The guy or the lady?

Whose body adjusts to the different trimesters with accompanying inconveniences?

The guy or the lady?

Who goes through labour pain, at that moment when a lady goes through enough pain that would drown any man and make a grown-up man cry like a baby?

The guy or the lady?

Hours or days before childbirth, who goes through the cramping, the tightening, the pounding, the stabbing, the back pain, the waves, the pressure, the pushing, and the exhaustion?

The guy or the lady?

Who becomes a “single mother?”

The guy or the lady?

Who does the breast-feeding afterward?

The guy or the lady?

I can go on and on….but wait a moment..

Who ought to be wiser? The guy or the lady?

But really, who seems to be unwise? The guy or the lady?

I leave you to ponder and answer that!


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Overcoming Wicked Spirits Operating Through Spouses

Overcoming Wicked Spirits Operating Through Spouses

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Overcoming Wicked Spirits Operating Through Spouses

First of all, your spouse is not the wicked spirit or the devil or anything like that! 

The reality, however, is that you and your spouse can yield to these wicked spirits unknowingly. 

This can even happen between two singles who are engaged.

And this is what we are looking at this morning.

A classic example can be found with Job and his wife. Read Job 2:2-10

Let’s pick out one or two verses there.

Job 2:5 (ERV) I swear, if you attack his flesh and bones, he will curse you to your face!”

This is the devil screaming that Job will curse God if his health is touched. 

Eventually, God permitted the devil to do all he wanted to do and Job lost everything, all properties but he refused to back out on God.

However, his wife yielded to the wicked spirit and verbalized what the devil suggested to her ears to Job, which of course is designed to crush him further.

Job 2:9 (ERV) His wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your faith? Why don’t you just curse God and die!”

Was it a coincidence for Job’s wife to say exactly what Satan said earlier? I doubt. 

As couples, we must be careful to not yield to the wrong voices from wicked spirits. 

For Singles, today is Valentine’s, and a lot of wicked suggestions will come from supposed lovers! Be cautious. You aren’t married, but somebody is telling you, “If you love me, prove it with sex!” We will eventually get married, let’s do it, what difference does it make? 

The question is are those voices and suggestions coming from the Holy Spirit?

They are coming from wicked spirits who want to ruin your testimony and pitch you against your maker! 

Be sensitive! Pray for one another. Pray for yourself and your spouse that you will not yield to the wrong voices!

Good morning! 


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Overcoming Wicked Spirits That Manipulate and Deceive 

Overcoming Wicked Spirits That Manipulate and Deceive 

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Overcoming Wicked Spirits That Manipulate and Deceive 

Valentine’s is tomorrow! This wicked spirit will be in operation! Beware 

What do I mean?

Yesterday, I established that the spirit realm is filled with good and bad spirits. 

We are not supposed to yield to these bad spirits that are wicked. We are supposed to yield to the Spirit of God! 

There are wicked spirits that operate through manipulation and deception.

How can one identify these spirits? How can one protect themselves from such influences?

Do you remember the story of Samson and Delilah?

Jdg 16:4 (KJV) And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Loving this particular woman was the beginning of Samson’s nemesis.

The lords of the Philistines have tried several means to snuff out the life of Samson but to no avail. They were frustrated each time. They resorted to using Delilah.

Delilah obliged having been promised some large chunk of money!

Three times, Samson deceived Delilah and in those three times, he saw clearly that Delilah was after his life! 

But he still became a victim?

How?

There was the operation of wicked spirits employing manipulation and deception.

Jdg 16:15 (AMPC+) And she said to him, How can you say, I love you, when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times and have not told me in what your great strength lies.

How many times have you heard this statement?

And you say you love me? That was what Delilah used and Samson fell for it. This same statement will fly around a lot on Valentine’s Day! Please don’t fall for it! Don’t lose your virginity if you still have one! And even if you are not one, don’t sleep around on that day!

The goal of this manipulative and deceiving spirit is constant harassment till you yield. 

Jdg 16:16 (AMPC+) And when she pressed him day after day with her words and urged him, he was vexed to death.

Samson fell asleep on her lap!

A lot of destinies have fallen asleep, and hibernated under the influence of these wicked spirits! 

You will not be caught sleeping when you should be awake in Jesus’ name! 

Jdg 16:21 (MSG) The Philistines grabbed him, gouged out his eyes, and took him down to Gaza. They shackled him in irons and put him to the work of grinding in the prison.

They eventually caught him and the first thing was to take out his eyes! That is the goal of this wicked spirit, to make you stop reading and studying God’s word!

Your eyes will not be taken out! 

We judge every wicked spirit operating through manipulation and deception in Jesus’ name! 

Good morning! 


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Overcoming Wicked Spirits That Appear Harmless

Overcoming Wicked Spirits That Appear Harmless

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Overcoming Wicked Spirits That Appear Harmless

Valentine is coming! Beware of wicked spirits that appear harmless! 

The realm of the spirit is as real and even more real than the world we live in. Spiritual activities are taking place all the time. There are good spirits and there are bad spirits. The good spirits are referred to as angels, while the bad spirits are referred to as demons. 

The bad spirits always want to do harm and cause havoc upon humans, God’s creatures, while the good spirits would stop them.

These bad spirits are not nice at all. They are wicked and the scriptures referred to them as wicked! 

Eph 6:12 (KJV) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

The word wicked was also used further down:

Eph 6:16 (KJV) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

So we understand that these spirits are wicked. They don’t like your face neither do they like your soul. If they had their way, they would kill you right this moment! Thank God for His protection and for the blood of Jesus that was shed not just for our sins but also for our protection. 

Now, there are wicked spirits that appear harmless. We see an example of such here:

Act 16:16-18 (KJV) And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: [17] The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. [18] And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Notice this is a wicked spirit of divination. But the spirit was helping to “advertise” the work of the apostles! It appeared harmless and was able to deceive the apostles for many days! 

What do you do with such spirits? Cast them out. Judge them in the name of Jesus! You have authority over them! 

As Valentine’s Day approaches, beware of wicked spirits operating through those around you, and appear harmless. Be sensitive and don’t lose your testimony over what is fleeting and passing! May God protect you!

Good morning! 


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Three serious problems that every problem has

Three serious problems that every problem has

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Three serious problems that every problem has

Do you have a problem you are bothered about? Do you have an issue that has constantly unsettled you? Are you troubled?

Here is what Jesus Christ said about troubles.
 
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
(John 16:33 KJV)

 
How I love this scripture! There will be tribulation, but be of good cheer because I have already overcome on your behalf. Then He said you can have peace during any trouble when you learn to heed what He has spoken unto you!

Here are three things concerning anything you are going through.
 
1. Your problem cannot last forever
That is the number one problem of any problem. They don’t have a forever status. Listen to me, the problem you see today, the issues you see as grave today, that make you cry and weep, will not be there tomorrow. Egyptians were a generational problem to the Israelites, but one day, God said to the Israelites, the Egyptians you see today, you shall see no more! I feel you should start taking a last look at your problems because very soon, you shall see them no more! That is the word of the Lord unto you!
 
Problems are fickle, they are temporary, and they cannot last forever! The fruitful man has not always been fruitful, he was once barren, but today, he hardly remembers, because when God visits you, He will cause you to forget the shame of your youth!
 
This year, God will visit you! This year, God will turn His countenance upon you and cause it to shine endlessly upon you!
 
Covenants can often last a long time, but you see you were not covenanted into troubles and problems, you were covenanted into peace, and shalom, nothing missing, nothing broken, and that will be your experience in Jesus’ name! I speak peace into every storm now in Jesus’ name!
 
2. Your problem has an expiry date!
One of my favorite scriptural phrases is “And it came to pass!” It is a remembrance and a pointer to the Almightiness of God, that what you are going through will soon become a thing of the past!

You cannot be single for life unless you so choose. But if you didn’t choose to be a nun, that singleness status will soon pass. Believe it, embrace it because that is the truth. The devil cannot overrule God’s timetable for your life. In God, your wedding will never be late; it can only be the latest in town!
 
3. Your problem has a name!
The last problem that your problem has is that it has a name! Your problem made the mistake of having a name! If it is a sickness, it has a name. If it is a status, it has a name. If it is an emotional issue, it has a name! No form of affliction or oppression doesn’t have a nomenclature! And that is a mistake! Because the scripture says:
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth (Philippians 2:9-10 KJV)

There is a name ABOVE every other name! The source of the problem can choose to be from anywhere, in the sky where the prince of this world lives, in the earth where fellow men live, or beneath the earth where demonic powers often operate, all those are non-issues because, at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow! Every trouble bows!
 
I challenge you today, to ignore that which you call a problem, and rejoice in the Lord your God who will soon fill your mouth with laughter!
 
You will soon share your testimony! It is our year of Boundless Opportunities on KHC, you will not miss them in Jesus’ name! I am so persuaded, I am so sure, that you will soon rejoice because this is a word of the Lord unto you this day!


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Turning the Tide When In Weakness and Despair

Turning the Tide When In Weakness and Despair

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What to do when you find yourself weak, down and out
 
Never Compromise!
Delays can often make a person vulnerable. The pressures from people, friends, family, and the environment can create unbelievable pressures that quickly increase vulnerabilities to temptations.
Now, I speak to you this morning, as by the Spirit of God, don’t compromise!
 
You see, never allow pressures to push into the “whoever-comes-corner!
That is not your portion!
You cannot end up with a wife-beater because of pressure!
You cannot end up hooking up with a son of Belial because of pressures.
You cannot dine with an adulterer because of pressure.
 
Listen to me, you have waited a while, your waiting will not be in vain! Your waiting will not culminate in shame! Your waiting will not be a ‘waste!”
 
God has you in mind and He will not fail you.  

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. (Isaiah 40:29 KJV)
 
When you are down and out, rather than turn to compromise, turn to God. He will lift you in that weak moment. It is not a sin to become weak, it only becomes a problem when you try to feed your weaknesses by compromise rather than turn to God. God is waiting to give power to the faint and increase in strength when you turn to him.
 
So, my dear, when you are so down and discouraged, when you are so weak and feel like crying all day, go back to God in that moment! He will speak to you and assure you of what He will do in your life.
 
When you feel like going back to the world, go to the throne of grace lest you become like the proverbial dog that went back to its vomit!
 
That will never be your portion. Continuing from the verse above

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: (Isaiah 40:30 KJV)
 
Many people will fall around you. Many will go back and compromise and for a while, it would seem to be working for them. It would be like they are smart while you are so foolish! You cannot follow people; you are to follow God. Why? You’ll see it in the next verse.
 
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 KJV)
 
Let your waiting be a ‘waiting upon the Lord.” It will change your level, it will bring speed into your life, and you will be able to do a lot without getting tired.

It will all end in a testimony when you refuse to compromise in those vulnerable moments!
 
For those who are married and experiencing delay, in finances or particularly in childbirth, fill yourself with God’s word and never doubt God that He will do it this year! There is nothing wrong in going for a medical test and it doesn’t disturb your faith. It helps you to focus on the issues and be able to channel your spiritual energy to deal specifically with the situation.

All in all, be in agreement with your spouse. Avoid any form of hate that may lead to bitterness, for such can dissipate the anointing quickly. Don’t allow concerned family members to push into compromise of any sort, focus on God and you will surely see His salvation!
 
I pray for you this morning, that God will open your womb in Jesus’ name! Whatever could be the hindrance, low sperm count, blocked tubes, abnormal hormonal level, or whatever it is, by the anointing of God upon this ministry, we put a stop to it in Jesus’ name. Take a moment to pray in the Spirit for all waiting in God in this regard that God should visit them this year unfailingly in Jesus’ name!


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Singles and Couples: What To Look and Pray For Part 2 

Singles and Couples: What To Look and Pray For Part 2 

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3. Physical Attraction: A Balance of Spirituality and Reality

While spirituality holds significant weight, physical attraction should not be overlooked. Marrying someone you find attractive contributes to long-term happiness. Avoid the pitfall of spending decades with a partner solely for financial stability. Don’t marry somebody you are not attracted to physically, only because you are attracted to his or her money! Choose someone who brings joy and contentment to your life.

Balancing Spirituality and Attraction

Acknowledging the importance of physical attraction doesn’t diminish the spiritual aspects of a union. Strive for a balance that ensures both spiritual fulfillment and a genuine appreciation for your partner’s appearance.

Don’t come around and say God forced you to marry somebody you are not attracted to! God is an intelligent God and would not lead you into such afflictions! 

4. Mutual Love and Romance: Nurturing the Connection

Love and romance form the bedrock of a successful marriage. Proverbs 5:19 emphasizes the significance of cherishing one another. Never take love for granted, and make a conscious effort to fill your heart with thoughts of your spouse.

Nurturing Love and Romance

Delight in your partner’s presence, appreciate their qualities and nurture a connection filled with love and romantic gestures. Cultivate an environment where both partners continuously express affection.

Don’t be too spiritual to the point of being insensitive to your spouse! 

5. Purpose and Destiny Alignment: Ensuring a Fulfilling Union

Above all, aligning with your partner’s purpose and destiny is paramount. Marriage should enhance, not overshadow, your love for God. Discussing life’s purpose, dreams, and alignment of minds becomes crucial.

Singles, discover “purpose” before the “propose!”

Fulfillment Beyond Marriage

Guard against losing fulfillment in God’s purpose due to the demands of marriage. If already married and feeling adrift, turn to prayer for guidance. Just as Joseph dreamt another dream, God can provide a new vision and heart fulfillment.


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Singles and Couples: What To Look and Pray For 

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Singles and Couples: What To Look and Pray For 

What are those things singles should look for? What are those things couples should pray for in their spouses? Let’s take a look this morning

1. The Fear of God: The Non-Negotiable Foundation

The foremost quality to seek in a life partner, non-negotiable and beyond compromise, is the fear of God. Beyond mere physical attributes, the fear of God stands tall. While beauty and attractiveness may fade, a partner with the fear of God brings enduring blessings. For those already married without observing these qualities, prayer can be a powerful tool to usher these virtues into your spouse’s life.

Embracing the Fear of God

The fear of God is the reason your spouse will not cheat on you! It is not because your spouse is a “Christian” it is because they have the fear of God. Look for the fear of God! Pray the fear of God into your spouse!

Personal faithfulness and steadfastness in relationships emanate from the fear of God. This foundational quality, exemplified by figures like Joseph, can prevent succumbing to temptations. Choosing a partner with a genuine, lasting fear of God ensures a steadfast and faithful union.

2. Integrity and Sincerity: Guiding Principles in Marriage

Second on the list is the indispensable duo of integrity and sincerity. Proverbs 11:3 states that the integrity of the upright guides them. 

Embrace the belief that sincere and upright individuals exist; renew your mindset through God’s word. Dismissing all humanity based on one negative experience can hinder attracting the positive qualities you seek.

Guided by Integrity

Integrity is a guiding light in relationships, preventing the destructive consequences of deceit and transgressions. Seek a partner whose integrity aligns with the principles that guide a successful marriage.

Nothing is as frustrating as having a lying spouse. Trust is broken, suspicions are birthed, and trepidation is initiated to the extent that it affects the health of the spouse on the receiving end of these lying tantrums.

Be insincere! Be a person of integrity for the sake of yourself, your family, your children, and your God! 

Good morning! I will conclude on this topic tomorrow! 


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Who Is Calling You?

Who Is Calling You?

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Who Is Calling You?

Sube is a church girl. She goes to church regularly, belongs to the choir, and serves God passionately, but she is also caught up with some habitual sins, which she has not been able to confront for a long time.
 
Bro. Zeru is the fellowship head of his campus fellowship but has sexual relationships with some of the flock he is supposed to keep. He knows his lifestyle doesn’t please God, but he would find himself from time to time doing what he preaches against.
 
Mr & Mrs Balley want to serve God and they are doing all they can. It is just that they are both compromisers, they are seeing someone else. They know it is wrong, but they continue, thinking that somehow, things will just work out.
 
What is common with these people?
 
They are all involved with what is not going to work. They all hope God’s mercy will work for them, and it will work for a while.

Let’s take a look at the scriptures and see some principles.

Thirst Quenched by the Waters of God’s Word

In Isaiah 55:1 (KJV), God extends an invitation to everyone: “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” 

This invitation beckons individuals to seek sustenance that goes beyond material wealth. The “waters” symbolize God’s word, emphasizing the importance of acquiring spiritual insight through a dedicated heart and time investment.

Your legitimate thirst for a fulfilling life, successful marriage, and overall prosperity can only be quenched through genuine devotion and regular immersion in God’s word. Contrary invitations, often enticing but leading to compromise and spiritual apathy, must be declined.

Discerning the Right Invitation

Every life-altering decision stems from an invitation. Whether it’s the pressure to engage in premarital relations or succumbing to compromise, the consequences lie not in the allure of the invitation but in the character of the inviter.

Proverbs 7 vividly portrays the consequences of honoring the wrong invitation, cautioning against being led astray by enticing offers. The invitation may seem appealing, but the aftermath can be agonizing, akin to a calf led to the butcher or a bird ensnared in a net.

Choosing Wisely: Refusing Wrong Invitations

Today, a challenge is to steadfastly refuse every wrong invitation. Your choices dictate your destiny, and embracing God’s invitation leads to the fulfillment of your deepest desires.

Start your day with God’s word, steering clear of sin, and commit to living for God by rejecting compromise. Success is not a result of chance; it is an outcome of intentional actions and choices.

The Ultimate Invitation

As we conclude, consider the unparalleled invitation extended by Jesus in Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV): “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” This divine invitation promises rest for the weary and a yoke that is easy to bear.

In the Message translation, the depth of this invitation becomes even more apparent: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.” Jesus invites you to walk with Him, learn from Him, and experience the unforced rhythms of grace.

Embracing the Divine Love

In a world filled with conflicting invitations, choosing to accept the invitation from the lover of your soul—Jesus Christ—leads to the embrace of the love of your life. Refuse all other invitations that may lead you astray and embark on a journey guided by the timeless principles found in God’s word.


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