Archive for June, 2017

DIVINE INTERVENTION THROUGH PRAISES

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A story was narrated by Pastor E. A. Adeboye about a man and his family that won a visa lottery and travelled to the United States of America. Unfortunately, the visa lottery was canceled on their arrival to U.S.A. They went to the accommodation provided for them beforehand. Throughout that week, there was hunger strike in their home. The man could not bear the crying of his children and he decided to go to the library to read just to avoid the ugly situation at home. Immediately he left, his wife remembered what her pastor told them:  “If you try prayer and prayer didn’t work, try praise”.  In that moment, she picked her tambourine and began to sing and praise God. At that point, some evangelists in America preached to their apartment. After preaching, the woman said, “We don’t have anything at home, if we had, I would have offered you.”  To confirm her statement, the evangelist went to search the kitchen and opened their refrigerator but they could not find any soft drink or foodstuff. They inquired from the woman and she told them how they terminated their visa lottery on their arrival to America. The evangelists left and returned back within a short time with foodstuffs and loaded the woman’s refrigerator with all sources of food items. They equally gave the man and his wife a job offer in the United States of America. It was a misery but God turn it into a miracle.

A wise man said, “Prayers move mountain but praises move God.” When Paul and Silas praised God in the prison yard, the unexpected happened. Through worship and praises, three nations (Moab, Ammon and Mount Seir) bow before King Jehoshaphat (2nd Chronicles 20). No wonder Saint Augustine declared, “He who sings, prays twice.” It takes influence to have access into the office of a president but for you to have access into the throne of God, you must involve in worship and praises.

Benson Idahosa said, “When human beings disappoint you, God will appoint you.” In the journey of life, government may fail but God can never fail. For you to succeed in life, you must not base your destiny on human assurance but on divine backing. At the time of challenges, parallel relationship with human beings may fail but vertical relationship with God can never fail.

Remember: the eagles only gathered where there is carcass. Likewise, we can only experience the glory of God in the midst of worship and praises. Psalm 150:1-5 says:

“Praise you the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that has breadth praise the lord. Praise ye the lord.”

THE INFLUENCE OF POSITIVE PRESSURE

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In one of his video message, Sam Adeyemi narrated a story about a certain man that died and the villagers prepared the ground but because it was dark, they decided to embalm him till the following morning. Meanwhile, there was a drunkard that was passing through that road on that particular night, and all of a sudden, he fell into the grave. (more…)