Say It!—A Christian Hack for Living Better

If you are Christian…

Say it aloud. Say that you have been lifted out of poverty because you have. Say that you have been lifted out of debt; out of defeat; out of bondage and disease. Say it!

If you don’t say it, you won’t see it. Say that the Lord is your wisdom and your sanctification and your redemption and your righteousness.

Refuse to observe lying vanities by keeping mute. Refuse to shudder at the petering bank statements and demand letters, that give a contrary narrative of who you are.

Hold fast to your proclamations for you also have to exercise patience after you have done the will of God.

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Pray Through To Victory!


If you study 1 Kings 18:41-46 and I think you should. You would notice that Elijah prayed seven times before He was able to effect the change. 
Sometimes, God may speak a word to your heart or a prophecy may even be given, but until we tarry in prayer, to the point of receiving a note of victory, God’s mandate in heaven will not be a reality on the earth . In essence, prayer is labour. It is conversing with God in a manner that is heartfelt and persistent until what He has said comes to pass in the earth.
In the coming weeks, I see a lot of climate issues still to come; social upheavals and unprecedented catastrophe across the world. God reveals these things, not because they are inevitable, but because He wants us to pray. 

Our prayers must not cease . In Acts 16:25, Paul and Silas didn’t just pray and sing,  they prayed until they sang. And here’s the difference: their singing was their note of victory if you noticed what happened thereafter. 

1 John 5:14-15 tells us there can be no unanswered prayers when we pray according to God’s will. He wills that our prayers be heartfelt and unceasing until we take delivery of destiny.

When the creator said men ought always to pray and not to quit (in Luke 18:1), He who constituted mankind and became a man himself, was admonishing us about how to live successfully. The prayers should not cease until victory is physically apparent.
God has a verdict on your situation. You just have to find it in the Bible and pray through to victory.

Head and Not Tail


One of God’s promises to the Seed of Abraham was that he was to be head and not tail-above only; never beneath-in this life. To the Jews who claim this promise, this has been true. Many Jewish families coming to America from Europe in the 1940s came with about $8. Today, Jews in America are difficult not notice because they are at the helm of American politics, science & tech,  business, media and sports. You may not find many Jewish actors but the film directors and producers are almost always Jewish. The sport club owners, the venture capitalists and the hegemony of Wall Street. They too are almost all Jews.
Why? 

Because of a conditional promise in Deuteronomy 28:13 says, 

‘If you listen to these commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom.’

The Jews, as we know, have not always kept their part of the bargain otherwise, Jesus would not have had to come and pay the penalty for their failings.

But God is ever faithful. The Bible says He is faithful even when we aren’t (2 Timothy 2:13) and that, God gives without changing His mind (Romans 11:29). 

And so, we see the Jew excel in this world. He excels with this promissory note of God; the same promise whose terms have now  been satisfied by Jesus Christ  and credited to our account. 

The Bible says we who are Christ’s are Abraham’s Seed and heirs based on the promise (Galatians 3:29). Every benefit God committed to perform when He entered into a contractual agreement with Israel belongs to us in Christ because Jesus satisfied the demands of the contract. And so the headship belongs to you and I who are born again.

This headship is what was working in Joseph that took him for the pit to the palace in a short span of time. It worked for David; taking him for tending sheep to leading a nation. It worked in Jesus when He took on lowly flesh, went to hell and sacked the place. He was raised the third day and today, He seats at the helm of everything…with you seated together.

You are the head. It is your place in Christ Jesus, and this isn’t something to be superspiritual about. Headship means leadership. And because of this gift that you now have, there can be no dispute to you place among men.

You are the head and not the tail, above only and never beneath.

Shalom!

No Matter How Bad It Gets, Meditate


Christ–the Anointed One and His Anointing–is not constrained by how bad a situation gets. 

Look at Jesus. Four days Lazarus was dead but yet He asked that the lid of the grave where Lazarus laid be rolled away.  You know the story. Lazarus lived again.

If Jesus is God’s Word manifested, imagine the possibilities you can experience just interacting with the Word of God. And that’s exactly what meditating on the Word is. 

If you can meditate on God’s Word about the solution to whatever challenge you are faced with long enough, and let it impregnate your heart with a ‘knowing’ that you are healed of that cancer, or free of that debt, you can bring that unseen into the seen; the divine into the earthy. 
It doesn’t get bad enough for the Word of God not to work. Even a dead marriage, dead ministry, dead nation can be raised if you can meditate long enough. 

Just put the relevant scriptures together and meditate!

Christ Is The End of All Effort


Many times, we hear sermons or read the Bible and miss the import of what’s being taught.

Sometimes, it is the noise of Old English–the language in which the popular King James Version of the Bible is written in. At other times, it’s approaching God’s word without  the Holy Spirit. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, every scripture passage is inspired by God. And that, all passages are useful for teaching, for correction, for direction and for a course in righteousness.

That said, I want to elaborate Romans 10:4

‘Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes.’

The Law was about man’s performance; his ability to comply with or be like God, purely from his own effort. But Christ-the Anointed One and His Anointing-was God’s bestowal of everything; requiring no performance except to believe in the existence this gift of Christ through faith in the finished work of Jesus, the Son of God.

Nothing explains this better than in the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) when the the father of the older son, who was protesting that his father hadn’t as much as killed him a young goat and was now throwing a banquet for his younger brother who had just returned home from squandering his own inheritance said:

“You could have had anything you want son. After all, everything I have is yours.”

Many Christians today are like that older son; having everything and unable to use anything. Know this, Christ is our vast pool of health, wealth, relationships, destiny and anything you could ever ask for or imagine. Christ is the end of all effort. Believing right is all you need. Because with right believing, you will act right.

No matter what you are going through in your life, don’t fret, defer to Christ.

Christ is the Anointed One and His Anointing. Christ is the Person of Jesus. Christ is the Holy Spirit. Christ is the body of believers. Christ is the Word of God; the provision of everything. 

Christ is all you need to have your needs met.

Shalom! 

Need-to-Have vs Want-to-Have


While I typically write for a select audience as you might realize, the ideas I write about are designed to help my readers, in any part of the world arrive at conclusions that help them live phenomenal lives. 

No matter the country you live in, some businesses are failure-proof with little or no need for go-to market strategies or promotional marketing.

These businesses deliver products and services that are ‘need-to-haves’ and by this, I mean things that are essentials like food and safety. Need to haves give you a sort of certainty that with little or no advertising, someone out there will need to eat or a place to stay that’s is affordable. Need-to-haves are your opportunity.

Want-to-haves however, are where most of the people venturing into business play. By ‘Want-to-haves’ I mean, things that are non-essential, things that people can actually do without like books, luxury goods and all-things that require some sort of advertising and promotional effort.

Now, the Bible says there is profit in all labor which for Christians is fantastic if you actually believe the Bible. So wouldn’t you rather start a business of ‘Need -to-haves’ than ‘Want-to-haves’?

I mean, if you started a diner in a place around a construction site or university campus, wouldn’t you be guaranteed business success almost instantly, particularly if your food is great and moderately priced?

Think about it:

Need-to-Have vs Want-to-Have