Sunday, February 19, 2017

8 effects of God's word in our lives


Eight effects of God's word in our lives:


1. It produces faith. Faith comes when we hear God's word. (Romans 10:17)


2. It is the seed of the new birth (produces incorruptible life). James 1:18, 1 Peter 1:22-23


3. It produces spiritual nourishment and keeps us healthy. 1 Peter 2:2, Hebrews 5:12


4. It gives mental illumination (not same as worldly education). Psalm 119:130


5. It provides physical healing. Psalm 107:17-20; Prov 4:20-22 (God saves, heals and delivers)


6. Makes it possible to have victory over sin and satan. Psalm 119:9,11; 


7. It sanctifies and cleanses us (holiness). Ephesians 5:25-27


8. It is a spiritual mirror. James 1:23-25 


Notes from "Laying the foundation: part 2 (Authority & Power of God's Word)"

by Derek Prince.


Shalom!


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Jennifer 

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Called to worship!! The act of worship!

The new phase of my life requires a new level of faith. Like never before, I find myself being drawn towards the act of worship.

So it is no surprise that the Tee (picture below) designed by "art of homage" made it to my wardrobe late last month. It is a big reminder that as a christian, I have been called to worship.


Today, I got to listen to the message, "worship" by Derek Prince. He talked about how we can use our body to worship God. Yes, yes, we as believers must worship God almighty in spirit and in truth. But our spirit cannot worship in isolation. 

"To get your whole personality in tune with God, and respond to God as He desires, your spirit has to work through your soul to move your body."

Some examples of the activities of the whole body during the act of worship:

1. Head: bow your head
Genesis 24:26; Ex 4:31
2. Hands- Lift up your hands in God's name Psalm 141:2
- Clap your hands
Psalm 47:1
- Stretch out your hands in longing, ready to receive
2 Chron 6:12-13
3. Knees: bow your knees
Ephesians 3:14 - an act of total submission
Isaiah 45:23
Phil 2:9-10
4. Falling prostrate on your face before God. It means total submissions to God.
Gen 17:3; 15-17
5. Dance with all your might
2 Samuel 6:14; 20-23; 
Psalm 103:1
1 cor 6:17
1 cor 15:44

Relationship between thanksgiving, praise and worship:

1. Thanksgiving - Acknowledge God's goodness and kindness
2. Praise - Acknowledge God's greatness
Psalm 100:4: praise gives secure access to God
3. Worship - Acknowledge God's holiness.
Through worship your spirit makes contact with God.

Psalm 95:1-7
Worship is only to God. Be totally involved during worship. God speaks during worship!

What are you currently going through? Come join in let us worship through the storm! 

Shalom!





--
Jennifer 

Twitter: @DisGeneration     FaceBook: Jennifer.Ehidiamen

"I'm empowered to lead by serving!"

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Psalm 23: who is God to you?

Thanks for the tag @afolayanesther 😊. Here is my version of the #psalm23challenge:


1. The Lord is my Warrior and has made available to me ALL that I will ever need.

 

2. He makes me, trains me and leads me - through low fields, high mountains, raging storms and calm seasons of life. We bear good fruits together.


3. He knows when I run off sometimes and run on empty or in error. Nothing catches Him by surprise. But still He takes me back and refuels my inner-man so that I can honor Him and not bring shame to His name.


4. Sometimes it gets really dark and I walk through the corridor of death itself. But I come out alive because of this living God who is forever the life of my light and light of my life. 


5. Thank you Lord for always being my sufficiency and showing me off as a living example of your amazingness. Because of your love, I have more than enough.


6. Your presence excites me. Everything about it is good. Plus I really like gathering with others to worship You. Keep me humble. Keep me solid and holy. As long as I breath, use me as a channel to express your great love to others, especially the unreached. 



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Take the challenge 😁 Did I change the rules 🤔 Well, well... what is your story?


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--
Jennifer 

Twitter: @DisGeneration     FaceBook: Jennifer.Ehidiamen

"I'm empowered to lead by serving!"

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Standing in the gap: The ministry of intercession

“God calls us to the ongoing ministry of intercession...I believe that worship and intercession are perhaps the two highest ministries of which christians are capable...intercession means coming in between God and somebody who needs God…Jesus is the perfect intercessor.
Intercession is not thinking about what you should pray about…it is opening yourself to the Lord through the Holy Spirit and letting Him share His burden with you…”
Derek Prince, “His Power in Your Hands”

Intercession is being so related to Jesus that He places His burden on you…you have to be sensitive because it can happen at anytime. You might be cooking lunch and feel the urge to intercede/pray for someone. You have to stop at that moment and pray.

Watch the full message: His power in your hands


Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017: Full Armour On

2014 was the year,
No, make it two years before that,
and then three years before that,
when I started to run on reserve
until I ran the race on empty.

I depended on kinsmen’s prayers
said amen to pastor’s blessings.
But I never took the pain to seek I AM’s face
or feed on His word
until I came crashing,
flat on my back.

Still, He was there to catch my fall,
healed my brokenness - spirit, soul, and body;
and put a new song in my heart.

Today I say:
Never let me go, Ishi,
fill me up with your Word, that brings life,
so that I can propagate the gospel of truth
 and birth life with every breath.

Let 2017 be the year,
where my root will grow deep
and bloom anew!

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"For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief." Proverbs 24:16 (KJV)

"When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek." Psalm 27:8King James Version (KJV)

Monday, December 26, 2016

I'm waiting on God. Really? How are you waiting?

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Are you waiting on God? How are you waiting? Do you know there is a foolish way of waiting? It came alive to me last week. I played a major character in the encrypted script.

So we had an office party, and I invited our "new" roommate. The evening was lovely. And we left early so that our roomie can go pack up her things to her new home - our place.

We both agreed that she would text/call me once she arrives at the building so that I could meet her and let her in and also help her with some of the things. It will take her like 45 minutes or so she said.

Then I got home, changed out of my work clothes and all that. Placed the phone by my pillow and dozed off. I remember waking up now and then to check my phone. But no sign of text or call from her. I slept off again.

After a while, I woke up from my slumber and checked my phone. Alas! It was past midnight. I had about 14 or so missed calls and 3 SMS from our new roomie. Oh boy, I jumped out of bed. But I didn't have to go far because I saw bags and someone else cuddled on a bed at the other end of a room.

She got in. Our other roommate [our host] let her in...

To cut a long story short, as I reflected on how everything had played out, I realized that in a way the event that night reflects how I might have been waiting on God too.

You know, even if my roommate did not arrive at the time we both agreed, knowing that she was going to return, I should have actively kept watch and waited for her call instead of cuddling comfortable in bed. I could have sat at the table, read a book, stayed on the computer. Or do something other than snuggling comfortably in bed that made me sleep off on the watch.

Fellow soldiers in Christ, are you waiting for the Lord's return? How are we waiting? Are we expectant but tired out? Knocked out of breath? Or waiting while actively reflecting the ways of our Lord, preaching the gospel, reaching out to lost souls with love and compassion?

Are we watching and praying?

Remember the parable of the wise and foolish virgins? God forbid that we miss the mark!

“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming." Matthew 25:13

Are we waiting on God for the manifestation of what He has spoken concerning our lives? How are we waiting? With high expectation, while feeding our faith or just chilling and NetFlix?

"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

How are we waiting? May the Holy Spirit, our wonderful counsellor, empower us to keep watch and not slip off or sleep off on duty.

Shalom!



Sunday, December 18, 2016

The god of this world hates you...

"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." John 15:18. 

You can't be of God and expect to be loved by the world!