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

DAILY READING; 1 Corinthians 12; 2 Kings 6:1-7:2; Jonah 1

As a youth, Thomas Dexter Jakes was nicknamed “Bible Boy”. This was due to his early habit of preaching to an imaginary congregation and always carrying his Bible around, even to school.
Popularly known as TD Jakes, he grew up in the First Baptist Church and was very active in the Church. He felt called to preach at age 17. After his father died in 1973, TD dropped out of high school and at the age of 19, he became a preacher.
His first Church, began with ten members in 1980. It didn’t take long for Jakes to be noticed; because of his distinctive and fluent sermons. However, financially things were really tough. Having gotten married, TD Jakes had to sometimes work at cutting grass and digging ditches in order to provide for his wife and children.
All this while, he faithfully continued to pastor his small congregation, trusting God for a positive change of story.
In a few short years the Church began to grow enormously. Jakes’ major breakthrough came in 1991 when a door suddenly opened for him at the Azusa Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1991. He came to preach there as an obscure, unknown country preacher, but that did not stop him from preparing diligently beforehand to deliver a rousing sermon at the event.
A short clip of TD Jakes preaching at this event, was so impressive that within a year the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) signed him on for regular appearances on their Network.
This brought TD Jakes into great visibility, as his television program began to be viewed all over the world. By the next year, 1992 when he again went to preach at the Azusa Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this time over 12,000 people packed the auditorium to see him in person.
From then on, TD Jakes would experience unprecedented success. Today his global ministry affects millions of people through books, radio, television, and conferences.

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

To be outstanding in life, we must give total diligence to our calling. It is true that success is our birthright as believers, but we must adhere to necessary preparations in order to see great manifestations.
God rewards diligence. When you abide faithful in the little, it is only a matter of time before God causes you to experience an overflow.
When you are diligent in your business, God can suddenly break protocols and overturn schedules, to bring you before great men.
Truly, it doesn’t take time for God to change a man’s story. He can suddenly cause an unexpected shift that will catapult you from obscurity to notoriety.
However to experience these open doors, we must be committed to effective and tireless pursuit of excellence even in our hidden seasons of life.
Throughout the Scriptures, those who greatly succeeded in their endeavors were those who worked hard in pursuit of God’s assignment for them.
Jesus, our Saviour said in John 9:4 ‘I must work the works of him that sent me,’
Then in John 5:17 He also said ‘The Father worketh hitherto, and I work’
If God the Father and Jesus are diligently working, then we have no excuse for not diligently pursuing our calling.
While success may demand a high price, we must always remember that the benefits outweigh the cost.
Most importantly, we should focus on our spiritual preparation because it is our depth in God that determines our height in life. Our understanding of God’s Word is what will cause us to be outstanding in our endeavors.
In this season, as we zealously pursue our call, we will surely experience unprecedented grace and favor that will take us to unimaginable heights.

PRAYER: Father please help me to be willing to submit to the necessary process that will prepare me for my next level. Please destroy every force of limitation, and enable me to rise to my high places in life in Jesus Name.
When you make God your priority, God automatically makes you priority in His own plan. – WORDBITE 222.



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Jeremiah 29:13-14 ‘And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity…,’

DAILY READING – 1 Corinthians 11:17-34; 2 Kings 5; Obadiah 1

The deepest gold mine in the world is Anglogold Ashanti’s Mponeng gold mine in South Africa.
From the ground level, it extends over 4 kilometres below the surface of the earth. The trip from the surface to the bottom of the mine takes over an hour. Yet, every day, 4,000 workers descend into the mine through elevators—or cages. These triple-decked cages fit 120 people at a time. Though the first 1.6-mile shaft takes only 6 minutes to descend, a second shaft takes workers deeper down, and the last part is only accessible by foot or vehicle. Because temperatures increase the closer one gets to the earth’s core, underground in the mine it is so hot that ice has to be pumped down to cool the tunnels. To keep the hot temperatures from becoming deadly, ice mixed with salt is pumped down from the surface; huge fans then blow air over the ice, forming a controlled cold-air system within the mine. This means that many tunnels can be kept at an almost bearable temperature. However, without this, the gold mine would quickly become a deathtrap as many of the miners would die from the heat.

Obviously, this process of digging for gold requires a lot of sacrifice, yet amazingly people daily pay the price, because of how precious gold is deemed.

As we seek for greater open doors we must be willing to pay the required spiritual price to gain access.
As believers, there are great treasures destined for us through redemption, but they are only accessible to those who are willing to pay the spiritual price to go deep enough into God’s Word to locate them.
We have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places, God has freely given all things to us in Christ Jesus, but it takes the depth of revelation by the Spirit for us to have access.

Jesus said to Peter in Luke 5::4, “launch out into the deep and let down your net for a draught”.
It is only when you launch out into the deep that you can get a net breaking catch.
The treasures are available, the issue is ability to pay the required price to access them.
Jesus said in Mathew 13:44, that the Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hid in a field; which when a man had found, he hid it, then went and sold all that he hath, and bought that field.

Divine treasures are available to those who will diligently seek God’s Word. From His Word comes favor, blessings, promotions, miracles, signs and wonders and all that we desire. When get into the depth of the Word, we will encounter God’s presence which turns around every form of captivity in a man’s life. God said in Jeremiah 29:13-14 ‘And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity,’

When we diligently seek God and find Him, there are great blessings that follow us..In His Presence is fullness of joy and at His right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Whatever we desire today can be found in God’s Presence.. Let us therefore make a fresh commitment today to pay whatever price it takes to encounter God’s tangible Presence. Certainly, when we find Him, there shall be a reward and our expectations shall not be cut off.

PRAYER: Father please grant me the grace to dig into the depth of Your Word where Your Spiritual treasures are found. As I seek You with all my heart may Your tangible Presence be made known to me in Jesus’ Name.
The treasures of God are never on the shallow end, but are always buried in the depth of God’s Word. It takes a personal discovery to get there. – WORDBITE 222



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1 Corinthians 15:57 ‘But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.’

DAILY READING; 1 Corinthians 11:1-16; 2 Kings 4; Amos 9

John Osteen was the founding pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.. In his book ‘You can change your destiny’, he shared the amazing testimony of his sister, Mary Givens.
Mary got afflicted with epilepsy which eventually evolved into a case of demonic affliction..She deteriorated to a coma-like state with the inability to reason properly.
At a point for two weeks she did not open her eyes and was unable to walk. Medically her case defied solution.
One day, suddenly, she heard the voice of the Spirit within her say “Call John, go call John!”
She had not seen her brother, pastor John Osteen in nearly two years. But she obeyed the voce and requested her mother to call him.
Before John received the call, he had already seen a vision of Mary in a very sick condition, but was given assurance of her deliverance.
After receiving the call from his mother, as he got in the car to embark on the journey, he opened his Bible for a promise and it fell open to the scripture verse “Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favor with God.”
Pastor John felt it was confirmation for Mary’s healing. On arriving him home he began wedging spiritual warfare against the forces of darkness holding Mary bound, pointing to the Cross and claiming its power for healing.
By the power of the Blood of Jesus, Mary received divine healing.. Soon her health was fully restored and every trace of epilepsy and the other afflictions were totally gone.

It doesn’t matter how complex any medical condition may appear, Jesus made its healing possible at the Cross through His precious Blood and the stripes that He suffered.
As His children, divine healing is our inheritance.
Anytime you face a challenge in your health, look to Jesus on the cross. See Him beaten and scourged for you, and receive healing and wholeness. He has paid the price for your total healing. By His stripes you are healed!
No matter the challenge, Jehovah alone has the final say over your life and there is no impossible case with Him.
He is Jehovah, Rapha, the Lord that healeth thee.
Therefore don’t be moved by the symptoms or the medical diagnosis. Rather stay with the Word which is God’s medicine—and continue to take it —every day and you will surely be made whole.
God has sent His Word to heal us and deliver us from every destruction.
No matter what the medical or financial reports says. You can have a change of story by engaging the power of God’s Word.
Christ has already defeated every negative condition to the fullest and to the outermost and handed over the victory to us.

1 Corinthians 15:57 says ‘But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.’

Truly we are destined to triumph always through Christ Jesus. It is our portion to live in victory in our health, finances and relationships and in every area of our lives. Certainly by the power of the Cross, we are more than conquerors over the challenges of life

PRAYER: Lord, I thank You that it is my portion to experience victory and dominion in every area of my life . I receive today the faith that will enable me gain access into the full benefits of redemption in Jesus Name.
When you obey God’s instruction you are delivered from destruction. WORDBITE 222.



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1 Timothy 4:15-16 ‘Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them:’

DAILY READING; 1 Corinthians 10; 2 Kings 3; Amos 8

Raymond Theodore Richey was an important figure in the history of the Pentecostal-charismatic renewal movement.
As a teenager in 1911, Richey was miraculously healed of blindness and also healed of Tuberculosis.
After his healing, he came under intense conviction to become a minister of the Gospel, but he didn’t know how to start.
However, as he continued to study the Word and pray, doors began to open up for him into ministry. One day while visiting his brother’s house he prayed for a woman with rheumatism. She was instantly healed.
News of this healing miracle traveled far and wide. Soon Richey began to get calls to pray for the sick.
Still Richey’s heart’s desire was to have greater impact in the kingdom. As he continued to study the Word and pray, he felt led to start evangelizing and organizing fervent prayers for army troops when World War I broke out.
As his ministry expanded he became associated with great preachers such as Kathryn Kuhlman, Aimee Semple McPherson, William Branham etc.
Richey began to travel internationally. He held meetings in Central and South America in 1951. His ministry work also took him to Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Korea in 1957 and 1958.
As a young man, Raymond Theodore Richey had not known how to start out in ministry, but through being obedient to God’s Word, he followed a spiritual road map, that led him to a successful international ministry. By the time of his death on April 22, 1968, it is believed that more than one million people had responded to his calls for salvation or healing over the lifetime of his ministry.

After Moses’ death, Joshua began preparing to lead the Israelites to where they had never walked before, into a land unknown to them. Joshua didn’t know what lay ahead, but God told him to carefully follow His Word, because it would be the key to making his way prosperous and having good success.
At every juncture of our life’s journey we often face the fears of the unknown. Though we may not know what lies ahead or what next step to take, diligently studying and obeying God’s Word, will be the roadmap to our glorious destination.
To succeed in life, we cannot treat the Scriptures as a buffet line in which we pick and choose what we will obey. It is when we give ourselves wholly to it, that our profiting appears to all.[ 1 Timothy 4:15-16]
You may start small but as you persist in faith, your later end shall surely be great.
Zechariah 4:10 tells us not to despise the days of small beginnings. Don’t look at yourself and think you lack the capability to accomplish the great things you sense God is calling you to.
When David was about to fight Goliath, all he had was a slingshot and five smooth stones. It looked insignificant and ordinary, but through God’s divine help, David’s little stone became a mighty force that killed Goliath.
Wherever you may be today, as you abide obedient to God’s Word and continue to move forward by faith, God will multiply your efforts. God will not only bring your visions and dreams to pass, He will do more than you could ever ask, think or imagine.

PRAYER: Lord please help me to base my life upon the solid foundation of Your Word and prayer. I thank You for granting me the faith and boldness to accomplish the greatness You have ordained for me in Jesus’ Name.
Stay on the path of divine destiny, the journey may sometimes appear slow, but as long as you are on course with God, victory is sure! WORDBITE 201



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Isaiah 45:1 [NLT] ‘ This is what the LORD says to Cyrus, his anointed one, whose right hand he will empower. Before him, mighty kings will be paralyzed with fear. Their fortress gates will be opened, never to shut again.’

DAILY READING • 1 Corinthians 9; 2 Kings 1-2; Amos 7

Dorothea Trudel is recognized as the founder of the first healing homes in Switzerland. Referred to as the Apostle of Healing, she developed a model for healing homes that spread across continents.
Yet, Dorothea Trudel was a simple factory girl who stepped out in faith, trusting God and great things were accomplished through her.
Dorothea was brought up in a very poor family in Männedorf, Switzerland. She was one of 11 children. Her father was an alcoholic who could not support his family financially. On the other hand, Dorothea’s mother was a woman of prayer. Because she could not afford doctors, she relied on God and prayer to heal her children anytime they were sick.
As an adult, Dorothea felt that God had called her into the healing ministry. Though faced by many odds, she searched the Scriptures until she got the faith and revelation that strengthened her to step into ministry.
When a wave of sickness broke out in her village, many people in the village recovered due to her prayers. Dorothea then began running a healing home, where people came to from all over Europe, including France, Germany, and Great Britain.
Doctors, who accused her of illegally healing people got the court to stop Dorothea from her work.
But God defeated her enemies. In November 1861, a higher court ruling reversed all lower courts decisions and the German government licensed her healing home at Mannendorf and it became the first Divine Healing Institute established in the modern world.

When a young factory girl, Dorothea, decided to step out in faith and obey God, great doors began to open before her that established her in history.
The journey of destiny is a walk of faith. If you don’t step out in faith when you sense God is opening a door, you may never know the greatness destined for you.

If Abraham never took his first step of faith and left his hometown, Ur of the Chaldees, he may never have become the father of many nations.
David never knew that by going to fight Goliath, he would end up as the most celebrated king in Jewish history.

There is a door God has placed before each of us, that will lead to great and amazing exploits, but we need to locate it. The Word of God is the spiritual keys for the opening of doors of destiny.
Through studying God’s Word and living with spiritual fervency, we will receive the faith, guidance and power to step into new doors of exploits.
There is so much God wants to do with our lives in these last days and unprecedented doors of opportunities are being opened for believers. May we receive the grace to see what God is doing and the faith to step into our new territories
It is time to refuse mediocrity, spiritual laziness and lukewarmness and burn with new zeal, fire and passion through deeper connection to God.
When God anoints you for an assignment, He will guide you and subdue those who oppose you. He will open doors before you that no man can shut [Isaiah 45:1]
Certainly, when God is your door keeper, nobody can keep you from your purpose.
By the help of the Spirit of God, we shall surely accomplish extra ordinary things and truly shine as kingdom stars in this generation.

PRAYER: Lord, please help me to keep my mind always focused on Your Word so that I can have the faith to step out boldly into greater open doors and do exploits in Jesus Name. .
Faith is more than just believing, it is acting upon The Word that you believe. WORDBITE 222



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I Corinthians 9:16; “For though I preach the gospel I have nothing to glory, for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”’

DAILY READING; • • 1 Corinthians 8; 1 Kings 22; Amos 6

The year was 1930, and it was the year of the Naval Conference in London. King George was to address the opening session. Radio was in its infancy, but through this media the king’s message was to be carried around the world. Just before the king was to go on the air, Walter Vivian, a young engineer of the Columbia Broadcasting Company, discovered a broken wire in the transmitter. This was tragic! There was no time for repairs, and the world was waiting to hear the message of the king. The young engineer discovered what to do: He took a piece of broken wire in one hand, and a piece of broken wire in the other hand, and for fifteen minutes Walter Vivian took two hundred and fifty volts of electricity through his body that the king’s message might go through.

If that young engineer was willing to risk so much to ensure a human king’s message was transmitted, how much more willing ought we to be in transmitting the message of our divine king to a dying world.
As God’s people, we must become willing to sacrifice and do whatever is necessary to urgently transmit the message of our king to the world.
Let’s focus on what matters most in this end times, which is soul winning. Eternity is counting. Time is fast running out on earth. So let us do all we can to reach as many souls as possible, with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
It can be easy for us to become satisfied merely with our own salvation and membership in the church, while neglecting the dying world outside the church walls. But the many truths we take for granted is what many people are dying for lack of. How can we then be content to hoard the truth, while many die in ignorance.
The urgency to preach the gospel must fill us with holy zeal and a sense of urgency.
Apostle Paul said in I Corinthians 9:16, “For though I preach the gospel I have nothing to glory, for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”
Indeed necessity is laid upon us to proclaim liberty to the captives. It is a burden we each should take personally and channel our time, energy and resources towards its pursuit.
We can’t afford to continue to keep quiet.
Today, let us receive the grace to preach the word in season and out of season and proclaim our Kings message of redemption wherever we go.

PRAYER: Lord, I am available to be used to transmit Your message of redemption to my generation. I thank You for the grace to proclaim the good news of the Gospel wherever I go in Jesus Name,
Illuminate your world for you are a star destined to shine. WORDBITE 222.



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John 18:37-38 “Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.”

DAILY READING; 1 Corinthians 7:25-40; 1 Kings 21; Amos 5

For many centuries, superstitious practices were prevalent in Calabar in Eastern Nigeria.
The birth of twins was thought to be an evil sign and a curse. Natives feared that the father of one of the infants was an evil spirit, and that the mother had been guilty of a great sin. Unable to determine which twin was fathered by the evil spirit, the natives often abandoned both babies in the bush or the twin babies would be cruelly murdered, and their mother driven from her home to die in the jungle.
Also part of the evil superstitious practices was human sacrifices. Following the death of a village dignitary, his servants and retainers were killed to accompany him into the next world.
However, these practices began to change when Mary Slessor arrived to work as a missionary in Calabar.
When she arrived in 1876, Mary Slessor was assigned to Efik Land. Through preaching the Gospel of Christ, she gradually changed the people’s wrong perceptions. Mary was so passionate about reversing the obsolete custom concerning twins that she started adopting many abandoned babies that were left to die and took care of them at the Mission House.
The impact of Mary’s service to God and humanity, was immeasurable. Many years after her death in 1915, Mary’s legacy lives on. As a form of remembrance and acknowledgment of her great works, in 1997, Mary Slessor became the first woman to appear on a Scottish banknote.

Just as Mary Slessor saved numerous lives,
God has positioned each of us as agents of deliverance in our generation.
Especially in these last days, we are facing the kind of darkness no other generation has ever witnessed.
We are living in a time when perversions are quickly becoming the norm.
For instance, recently in the United States and other Western countries, there has been an explosion of transgender children.Thousands of families are now pursuing what is called gender-affirming care for these children, who are facing various challenges due to altering their original body form.
No doubt we are living in a world of increasing confusion. However, the negative state of the world is only an opportunity for our lights to shine brighter. This is when the light of Christ is needed the most.

In Genesis 1:3, God commanded light to shine when He saw the deplorable state of the earth. And today, as believers we have a responsibility to unleash God’s light as an answer to the encroaching gross darkness.
Wherever we may be, let us not hide our light, it is time to stand out and speak the truth of God’s Word.
Jesus told the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.” [John 18:37-38].
Likewise, we have been born again at such a time as this to bear witness to the truth in our generation.
Psalm 104:4 says God makes His ministers a flaming fire.
Our lights are meant to burn brightly wherever we go. God will bring people across our paths that need our light and Heaven will be counting on us to make the difference.
The entrance of God’s Word is what gives light. Therefore the more we fill our hearts with God’s Word, and maintain a fervent prayer life, the more we will shine in the world.
Just as when Moses came down from the place of fellowship with God and his face began to shine, as we spend time in God’s Presence, His Glory will rub off on us. And this manifestation of glory is what will attract men to the God we serve.

PRAYER: Lord, please help me to represent You well on earth by being a positive influence in the world around me. May my light so shine before men that they may see my good works and continually glorify You in Jesus Name.
There is something that God has placed within you that the world is eagerly awaiting to see. WORDBITE 222



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2 Chronicles 16:9 ‘The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.’

DAILY READING; 1 Corinthians 7:1-24; 1 Kings 20; Amos 4:4-13

Welch Foods Inc. is one of the most successful global companies, particularly known for its grape juices, jams and jellies.
It was founded in 1869, by Charles Welch and his father Thomas Bramwell Welch who was a preacher and dentist in the 19th century.
As a young man Charles Welch had a great passion to serve God. Since he couldn’t go to serve in the mission fields he determined to make enough money to sow towards the spread of the Gospel.
Charles’ father Thomas Welch had begun a grape juice business but it eventually folded up.
Charles’ desire to prosper and give towards evangelism made him to kick-start his father’s dormant business. He took over the production and as he worked diligently, doors began to open and the business progressed greatly.
He soon began to make enough money to enable him fulfill his desire of financially supporting missions. The more he gave of his income to the Lord, the more the business prospered.
Charles Welch was a faithful tither, who gave hundreds of thousands of dollars towards the work of God’s Kingdom. His giving, helped to open doors of financial success that eventually established the Welch Grape Juice Company as an acclaimed global venture. Even today, the Welch family has continued the tradition of faithfully tithing their income and giving towards the spread of the Gospel.

A master key that opens any closed door is connection to Kingdom service and expansion.
Though his father’s business had closed down, as Charles Welch restarted it with the aim to financially support the Gospel, doors supernaturally began to open.
Truly, success is not accidental. It is the result of deliberately following God’s divine strategy.
We must understand that our experience in life is basically about our covenant positioning.
When our heart is fixed on kingdom expansion, God will put the needed resources in our hand.
When our heart pants after God, it certainly gets His attention.

2 Chronicles 16:9 says that ‘the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.’

God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. When we obey and serve Him, He ensures we prosper in life.
Job 36:11 says -” If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures”.
When we serve God, He blesses our bread and water and takes away sicknesses from us. (Ex. 23:25)
Indeed God delights in prospering those that favour His cause and focus on the building of His House.
In Haggai 1:4-11 God shut the heavens over the people because they had been unmindful of His house, while focusing rather on building their personal houses. However, when the people repented of their neglect of God’s House and began to build it, God once again opened the Heavens over them.
Destiny is essentially a race of responsibilities, and the utmost responsibility for us is to seek God and the promotion of His kingdom above all else. Our degree of commitment to seeking God first determines our ultimate height in the race of life.

PRAYER: Lord please grant me the grace to seek the expansion of Your kingdom like never before. As I make serving You my top priority, I thank You Lord, for opening the Heavens over me and showering me with blessings in Jesus Name. QUOTE :
The purpose of prosperity is for you to proclaim the Gospel. – WORDBITE 222.



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Jeremiah 1:19 ‘And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee.’

DAILY READING –1 Corinthians 6; 1 Kings 19; Amos 3:3-4:3

For many years, William Seymour prayed to be used by God to start a revival. He refused to be hindered by his physical limitations of being a one-eyed, uneducated black man who was the son of former slaves.
Seymour hungrily pursued after God until he had a divine encounter that ignited a revival in the city of Los Angeles in April 1906.
As the fire of revival spread through the city, many people flocked to 312 Azusa Street in downtown Los Angeles, to receive the Holy Ghost baptism and speak in other tongues.
This new spiritual movement drew much criticism from the media. In describing the speaking in tongues at the meetings, the Los Angeles Times ran a front-page story titled, “Weird Babel of Tongues.” The story reported of people “Breathing strange utterances, which it would seem no sane mortal could understand..’
The article insulted Seymour as “a one eyed, illiterate, Negro”
The fact that the Azusa Street congregation was multiracial, during a time of rampant segregation and discrimination in America further angered the media. Times magazine denounced them as “disgraceful intermingling of the races.”
But while the press bayed, Seymour prayed. He remained focused on his call.
Interestingly, the negative reports in the media became free advert for the revival as many hungry souls were drawn to experience the power of God.
The Azusa Street revival became an international movement that revolutionized Christianity in several ways and eventually led to a worldwide explosion in Pentecostalism.

For many years Apostle Paul had waited and prayed for a revival in the extremely pagan city of Ephesus. Then finally a great door for the Gospel opened up as previous resistance started to crumble and the Gospel message began to spread through the city.
While still in Ephesus Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthian Church, he said concerning the revival that was beginning in Ephesus “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. [1 Corinthians 16:9].”
The word “great” is the Greek word mega, which always speaks of something that is huge or massive.
Indeed the revival that swept through the city was so massive that the church of Ephesus soon became the largest and most influential church in the first century.
But while celebrating this great open door, Paul also noted in his letter that there were adversaries just waiting for the opportunity to strike and stop the work!

The truth is that anytime we find ourselves standing before a great door of opportunity, there will be people with impure motives, waiting for an opportunity to stop our progress.
These people have a way of showing up whenever you are being blessed. That is why it is important to be discerning. They sometimes may act as if they are for you, while they secretly work against you. Others will openly criticize, gossip, speak ill of you or spread false rumours all in a bid to hinder your forward movement.
But be assured that whenever God opens a door before you, no man or devil has the capacity to shut it.
As long as God is for you, no adversary can prevail against you.
God told Jeremiah ‘And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee.’ [Jeremiah 1:19]

To defeat the adversaries to our open doors, our primary concern should be in walking closely with God through maintaining a spiritually fervent lifestyle. As long as God is with us, certainly, no one can successfully be against us.

PRAYER: Lord, by the power of Your Spirit, let everything resisting my open doors be uprooted from my path. Please grant me the grace to take spiritual responsibility, so that I can be victorious against every adversary in Jesus Name.
God knows how to work everything together in your life for your own good. WORDBITE 222.



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Colossians 2:14-15 [NLT] ‘He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed[a] the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

DAILY READING; 1 Corinthians 5; 1 Kings 18; Amos 2:1-3:2

In 1945 an atheistic Communist government took over Poland and stripped Churches of their legal status and banned religious symbols from public places.
In 1983, the communist government issued an order that all crucifixes were to be removed from classroom walls, just as they had been banned in factories, hospitals, and other public institutions. This stirred waves of anger and resentment all across Poland. Many church leaders protested against this order and a Solidarity movement began to place crosses in schools.
Things came to a climax when the director of the Mietnow agricultural college, who was a communist, removed seven large crucifixes from lecture halls where they had hung since the school’s founding in the 1920’s.
Days later, a group of parents entered the school and hung more crosses. The administrator promptly had these crosses taken down as well.
The next day most of the school’s six hundred students staged a sit-in. When heavily armed riot police arrived, the students were forced into the streets. Then they marched, crucifixes held high, to a nearby church where they were joined by 2500 other students from nearby schools for a morning of prayer in support of the protest.
The pictures of these students holding crosses high above their heads flashed around the world. So did the words of the priest who delivered the message to the weeping congregation that morning saying “There is no Poland without the cross,”. This he said because for over 1,000 years, Poland had a history of Christianity.
Reactions from around the world eventually forced the government to retreat from the ban on crosses. Ultimately, the Communist regime was overthrown and Poland transited from a communist party rule to a democratic political system where religious freedom was allowed. In the end, the Cross prevailed.

Truly, there is no Christianity without the Cross.
The Cross is the centerpiece of our lives as believers.
After Christ’s resurrection, when the early Church began to proclaim the Gospel, the kerygma – “Christ Crucified” – was absolutely central to their message.
In the entire history of this universe, there is no event that has more significance than the Crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
The spiritual transaction at Calvary was Heaven’s costliest project on earth. It cost the life of the only begotten son of God. So much was invested in the Blood of Jesus shed at the Cross, to ensure our deliverance from all satanic assaults.
At the Cross, the sinless Son of God paid our debts, died our death and gave us eternal life, victory and dominion.
Colossians 2:15, [NLT] says ‘..he disarmed[a] the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.’
The Cross was hell’s greatest undoing. It was the devil’s ultimate mistake because if only he had known, he would not have crucified the King of glory.
The crucifixion of Christ released into the earth the greatest weapon against the devil and his agents, which is the Blood of Jesus.
Today, through the Blood we have the power to overcome every attack of the enemy in the form of sickness, financial troubles, relationship crisis, trials, temptations etc.
No matter where it may seem you have been cornered today, there is always a way out through the Blood.
Understanding the power of the Cross is our secret to a victorious Christian life. The Cross is a constant reminder that we are destined to triumph always.
It is the principal symbol of our victory, because it is where Jesus Christ shed His Blood, crushed the head of satan and restored our dominion.

PRAYER; Father, I thank You for sending Jesus to die for me, to enable me live in dominion and power. By Your grace I shall no longer live in defeat. Rather my life will begin to reflect the victory Christ won for me at the cross in Jesus Name.
It is never over in your life, until you win, God is still in control of your life. WORDBITE 222



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