I dare you

Dare to be more than a creation

Be a creator

Dare to be more than a pen

Be the ink

Dare to be more than a car

Be the wheel

Dare to be more than clay

Be a potter

Dare to be more than a father

Be a good dad

Dare to be more than a mother

Be the best mum

Dare to be more than a receiver

Be a giver

Dare to be more than a just a Christian

Be a righteous Christian

So what’s that thing in your mind

That you want to do or become?

But you can’t cause you’re too scared to try

I dare you to take a step

I dare you to go an extra mile

Cause the journey of a thousand miles

Starts with a step

So I dare you to be more than you

Are right now

Be the best you can be

I dare you!!!

PAPA’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS – 3

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY 

When speaking to freshers at his university on the need to study and what is required for success, sleepless nights and all. He was asked by a student what he does to stay awake. To this he replied “I take responsibility”.

Taking responsibility is adopting the mindset that 

  1. No one but you is responsible for your success.
  2. You are responsible for your failures.

Stop the blame game.  I didn’t study the course of my choice because…, …because my father…, … Because my uncles are…

Newsflash; you are not the first in that situation and some people, however few they may be found a way out. So can you. 


We have misused the quote “by the grace of God”  people make plans saying “I will do… by God’s grace” but they don’t make serious efforts to make sure the plan works. They believe in their subconscious and wish to pass the notion over to the next person that if the plan does not work,  then it must be a result of the grace of God in short supply. God said in his word,  my grace is sufficient for you and my strength is made perfect in your weakness. Also, the Bible says that the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.

So, if you base your plans on God’s grace and it doesn’t succeed, it’s not due to a grace deficit, rather the blame is on you. How can I be sure? After all I have no idea about all the effort you put into it. Well, God is faithful and if he says his grace is sufficient, then, the rest we can figure out.

His grace is always provided in more quantity than we ever need.

If it doesn’t succeed, it’s all you. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. 

ENOUGH of the excuses.

Be blessed.

The cave Adullam

1st Sam 22:1-2

David therefore de­parted thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his fa­ther’s house heard it, they went down thith­er to him.

And ev­ery one that was in dis­tress, and ev­ery one that was in debt, and ev­ery one that was discon­tented, gath­ered them­selves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

This indeed is interesting. Got me wondering, is there something about Adullam that made them go down there? If so, why didn’t they go all along? Or was it because David was anointed king? If so why didn’t they go to him bef

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ore now? Then I realised, it was the complementary effect of the anointing and the cave, each unable on its own, to result to what happened down there, but together is dynamic in its effect.
Let’s go back a bit, to when David was anointed.

1st Samuel 16:13
Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

The Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day, like the Holy Spirit did upon most of us but the discontented men and the men in distress didn’t come to him. No they didn’t, not until he went down to the cave of Adullam.

According to Holman Bible dictionary, Adullam means ‘a sealed off place’.
Yeah, something separated, set apart, sanctified.
David was anointed, yes, but no one cared. Neither his family nor the people in dept. He went back to his duties after that, despite the Spirit of the Lord upon Him. His brothers disregarded him (1Sam 17), and couldn’t care less about an old prophets declaration of him being king.
The story isn’t quite the same after David set himself apart, after he went to the cave. His family (brothers included) heard it and joined him, then the people in distress and in debt and discontented, men of the low-life.
They went down to be with him and from these ones a great army to be reckoned with were made. Men of valor.

Is the Holy Spirit upon you? Have you sanctified yourself? Lift up your eyes and behold, the harvest is ripe. Discontented men are all around you, men in debt and in distress. Lift up your eyes and see.

#Annointed and Sanctified#

Dr. P

PRISON BREAK

┃FRANCIS MIKEL 
┃MALE
┃16TH JULY
┃ARSENAL(3)

Want to share a story of a world known and feared terrorist.

This celebrated terrorist was known to have killed thousands of men, women and children; finally he was caught and arrested.

 Knowing how dangerous he is, he was sent to the most secure prison on earth where he was contained and sentenced to spend his eternity.

The most shocking thing happened, he escaped.

When the news was out, fear took over the hearts of many; the world was threatened by this news.

This man knowing he was wanted by the police, made sure to never lose his guard and risk being seen by the police.

So he went and hid in the house of anyone that was either comfortable with keeping him or out of fear of what he might do, decide to keep him.

Finally he found his way into the wrong house, the owner called the police and he was arrested and sent to a place where there was no escape.

The story above can be likened to our lives.

JESUS arrested SIN on the cross of Calvary, SIN is an escapee just like the terrorist looking for a hiding place in you.

My question for you today?

Which do you belong to, are you the one that is keeping SIN because you are comfortable with it or one that is scared of it or will you be the man that will expose SIN to JESUS.

Identify who you are and do that which is right.

God bless you as you do this. AMEN.

KEVIN BRIGHT CHIGOZIE

REVELATION

On this faithful evening, I was getting ready to warm my dinner. As always, I picked up a lighter and got it to bring out fire. In the process of turning the gas on, fire came up and left my hand in serious pain as a result of a burn. Thinking and tending to the pain I was feeling, I slept.

I woke up in a pathway, right in front of two roads leading to different places. Then I heard a voice saying ‘welcome to this wonderful place’. Smiling, I asked where I was headed, the same voice replied saying today you will walk through the broad road. I did as I was instructed, following the exact road, I kept moving. On getting to the end of the road I heard screams, I heard voices of men, women, youths, children shouting for help and forgiveness. I quickly ran to know what was happening.

To my greatest shock, right before me was HELL. I saw people screaming, crying, pleading with the lamb for mercy. I looked deep to see if their skin would be condemned then probably watch to see to see them die and stop feeling such terrible pain since it was certain I could do nothing. But they were just as though nothing was affecting their skin. The pain was one that would last every second of eternity. With tears and sorrow in my heart, I could not help but wish I were God.

Then I heard an angry voice that came with thunder. Saying ‘I AM THE LAMB OF GOD, I WAS SLAIN BECAUSE OF THEM, WITH MY BLOOD I PURCHASED THEM FOR GOD, I MADE THEM LIVE WITH GRACE. REMEMBER, I SAID IN MY WORD. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he would be thrown into the lake of fire were there will be gnashing of teeth and no mercy.

Finally I woke up with fear in my heart and tears on my eyes with a burning zeal and desire to tell you this one thing.

JESUS IS COMING SOON.

IMG_20141210_071616KEVIN BRIGHT CHIGOZIE

 

        

DON’T PUSH IT

by John MacArthur
You’re likely familiar with the concept of a
“white lie.” It’s any lie that, due to mitigating
circumstances, honorable intentions, or limited
scope, is considered negligible . Plenty of
people believe that lying can be acceptable
and even justifiable in certain circumstances.
They argue that noble motives and the need of
the moment can erase the sinful weight of the
lie.
Pivotal to their argument is the story of
Rahab.
And the king of Jericho sent word to
Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who
have come to you, who have entered your
house, for they have come to search out
all the land.” But the woman had taken
the two men and hidden them, and she
said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did
not know where they were from. It came
about when it was time to shut the gate
at dark, that the men went out; I do not
know where the men went. Pursue them
quickly, for you will overtake them.” But
she had brought them up to the roof and
hidden them in the stalks of flax which
she had laid in order on the roof. (Joshua
2:3–6 )
By lying, Rahab prevented the capture of the
Israelite spies and helped pave the way for
Israel to conquer Jericho. Remarkably, Rahab
is the only Gentile honored for her faith in
Hebrews 11. By commending her faith, is
Scripture also condoning her methods? Was
hers the rarest of circumstances in which lying
was the right thing to do ?
Scholars and ethicists have argued over that
question, going all the way back to the
earliest rabbinical history. Let’s face it, it’s
not an easy question.
Scripture clearly teaches that “Lying lips are
an abomination to the Lord, but those who
deal truthfully are His delight” ( Proverbs 12:22
NKJV). God Himself cannot lie ( Titus 1:2 ;
Numbers 23:19 ; 1 Samuel 15:29 ), and
therefore He cannot condone or sanction a lie.
On the other hand, some argue that because
of the circumstances, Rahab’s statement to
her interrogators was not technically a “lie,”
but a military feint —a legitimate stratagem
designed to trick or outwit the enemy in
warfare. Others argue that any lie is
acceptable if the motive serves a greater
good. Such a situational approach to ethics is
fraught with very serious problems.
I see no need to try to justify Rahab’s lie. Nor
do I see any biblical basis for defending her
deception as righteous. God certainly could
have saved Rahab and the spies without her
lie.
There is an interesting story that Corrie Ten
Boom told about some people in Germany who
were hiding Jews from the Nazis. They had
nailed the legs of their kitchen table to the
floor. Beneath the table was a carpet
concealing a trap door. Lifting the table would
open the door to a secret basement where the
Jews were hiding.
When the Nazis came to the door they would
accuse the people of protecting Jews in their
home and demand to know where they were
hiding. The owner of the house would simply
reply, “They’re under the table.” The Nazis
would mock them and leave the house
thinking they were crazy. The point, of course,
is that they told the truth because the Jews
were under the table. They just didn’t reveal
how far beneath the table they were hiding.
I don’t believe you have to say everything that
could be said at every point. There is some
virtue in keeping your mouth shut.
I have experienced a similar situation in my
own life. Many years ago I smuggled Bibles
and other books into China with my wife and
children. The church there had asked if we
would bring some Christian literature,
including some of my books, that had been
translated in Chinese. We all had those books
tucked away among our clothes in our
suitcases.
Our strategy was simple. We told our children
to proceed through customs as usual. If the
authorities didn’t ask us anything, then we
didn’t need to say anything. We also made it
clear that if any of them were asked if they
had any books, they were to tell the truth
without hesitation.
In the purposes of God, the Chinese authorities
didn’t stop us. We went straight through
without any questions and made it safely to
the designated drop-off location and delivered
our precious cargo.
God works in amazing ways and always
achieves His sovereign purposes. My love for
the truth and convictions concerning it remain
unchanged—we should honor truth regardless
of the situation.
Still, the lie was never the point of Rahab’s
story. There is no need for clever
rationalization to justify her lie. Scripture
never commends her lie. Rahab is never
applauded for her ethics. Rahab is a positive
example of faith. In fact, Hebrews 11:31
explicitly commends Rahab’s hospitality to
the spies and nothing more.
In the moment she lied, her faith was newborn,
weak, and in need of nurture and growth. Her
knowledge of Israel’s God was meager. It is
likely that she had never met worshippers of
God before that night. She probably had no
understanding of the value He put on
truthfulness.
On top of that, she was a product of a corrupt
culture where ethics were virtually nonexistent.
Lying was a way of life in her society—and
especially in her profession. The way she
responded is just what we might expect from a
brand-new believer under those
circumstances.
The point is that Rahab’s faith, undeveloped
as it was, immediately bore the fruit of action.
She “welcomed the spies in peace” (Hebrews
11:31 )—meaning that she not only hid them,
but also implicitly embraced their cause. She
thereby entrusted her whole future to their
God. And the proof of her faith was not the lie
she told, but the fact that “she received the
messengers and sent them out by another
way” ( James 2:25 )—when she might have
handed them over for money instead. The lie
is not what made her actions commendable. It
was the fact that she turned down an easy
reward, put herself in jeopardy, and thus
staked everything on the God of Israel.
Nothing but faith could have made such a
dramatic, instantaneous change in the
character of such a woman.