THE FEAR OF THE LORD

If I was to quote the part of 1 John 4:18 that says perfect love casts out fear, I imagine I would get a hearty “Amen!” from nearly all of you. But if fear is a bad thing, then what do you do with the 300-plus scriptures that speak of fearing the Lord in a … Continue reading THE FEAR OF THE LORD

“FORSAKING THE FISHES TO FOLLOW THE MASTER”

Luke 5:9-11 KJV [9] For he was astonished, and all that*, were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: <!--more --> [10] And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch … Continue reading “FORSAKING THE FISHES TO FOLLOW THE MASTER”

“THE VISION CARRIERS AND THE VISION KILLERS”

Luke 1:35-37,39-41 NKJV [35] And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. [36] Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a … Continue reading “THE VISION CARRIERS AND THE VISION KILLERS”

CONSISTENCY OPENS DOORS

- Apostle Joshua Selman Sometimes some of you feel embarrassed for serving because five years down the line you have nothing to show for it and people mock you and sometimes you can feel stupid for being consistent..But I give you a scripture. You are already opening a door..Stay there till the door opens.. You … Continue reading CONSISTENCY OPENS DOORS

DID YOU KNOW:The only in-depth account we have of Jesus comes from the gospels

The word Christ comes from a Greek word meaning Messiah, God’s chosen one. Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God, sent down to earth to save people and teach them about God. Even if the gospels don’t offer a complete and unabridged biography of Christ’s earthly life, they’ve given the world enough information … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW:The only in-depth account we have of Jesus comes from the gospels

TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS

- Temitope Adeniyi Psalm 90:12 says 'TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS THAT WE MAY APPLY OUR HEARTS UNTO WISDOM' <!-- --> Friends, Devil has wisdom, Unbelievers have wisdom, philosophers have wisdom. But there is DIVINE WISDOM which is GODLY and comes from ABOVE. Divine wisdom is for the righteousness Divine wisdom is for the … Continue reading TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS

YOUR NUGGET: “The Anointed Is Not A Showman!”

This is an Instruction that Must ring deeply into the hearts of All that have been called to bear the Essence of The LORD. The Only One who qualifies for Advertisement Is The CHRIST.. Self Image Marketing Is proof that you have not truly known HIM, for No one knows HIM and still thinks that … Continue reading YOUR NUGGET: “The Anointed Is Not A Showman!”

WILL POWER: Wish, Hope and At Will

(Excerpt from the book Spirit, Soul and Body by Lester Sumrall) To analyze the will, we must observe that it is a power manifested by intelligence; whether it is deity, angels, mankind or devils. Without intelligence there is no will. WISH To will is to wish. It is related to willingness, or an assent to … Continue reading WILL POWER: Wish, Hope and At Will

Hillsong Pastor Brian Houston Steps Down from Church Boards to Face Charges: ‘I Vehemently Profess My Innocence’

Brian Houston, the co-founding pastor of Hillsong Church in Australia, has stepped down from all of the church's governing boards but will remain a global senior pastor. The Sydney Morning Herald reports documents filed with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) reveal Houston resigned his positions with the church a little more than a … Continue reading Hillsong Pastor Brian Houston Steps Down from Church Boards to Face Charges: ‘I Vehemently Profess My Innocence’

Short Story: The Billionaire’s Daughter

I have to act like a billionaire’s daughter. Amy told herself once again. Trying to act like a billionaire’s daughter was exhausting for Amy. After all, she lived on the streets and was hopelessly in debt. Amy ended every day in frustration, feeling like such a failure. Try as hard as she might, she just … Continue reading Short Story: The Billionaire’s Daughter

PROPHECY CAN FAIL (BEWARE) – Apostle Joshua Selman

Your marriage will be a blessing when you know what it takes for a man and woman to be together. If the only thing you take to your marriage is prophecy alone you will be in trouble. You must know how to handle crises.. Prophecies can fail when men do not satisfy the conditions necessary … Continue reading PROPHECY CAN FAIL (BEWARE) – Apostle Joshua Selman

Important Notice – Pastor Femi Lazarus

The devil is both systemic and strategic in his operations, therefore it is important we are not ignorant of his methods and what he wants at the end of the day. The devil understands that money fuels agendas. Money fuels desires, it gets things done, things that wishful thinking can't get done. He is trying … Continue reading Important Notice – Pastor Femi Lazarus

HOW TO “RECOVER” YOUR “AXE HEAD” IN MINISTRY!!!

(Wisdom Pathway For Young Ministers) - Pastor Bimbo Animashaun There's this story of the sons of the prophets trying to fell a beam but in the process, THE AXE HEAD of one of them fell into the water but recovered by Elisha, his spiritual leader. Let's read the story in details: 2 KINGS 6:1-7 1 … Continue reading HOW TO “RECOVER” YOUR “AXE HEAD” IN MINISTRY!!!

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What is double-mindedness?

“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways” (James 1:6-8). Double-mindedness is fluctuating … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: What is double-mindedness?

WHEN THE AXE HEAD FALLS INTO THE RIVER

Many times, we force the Lord to give us His permission to embark on our on journey...to fulfill our own desire...to accomplish our own purpose. Many times, we concieve a project or business, finalize the idea and bring it before HIm to bless it, and after quoting series of scriptures and concreting the scriptures with … Continue reading WHEN THE AXE HEAD FALLS INTO THE RIVER

YOU ARE EVERGREEN

“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” (Psalm 92: 12) That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today. One characteristic of the cedar tree is that its leaves are evergreen. They don’t change even when the weather is dry and harsh. They have … Continue reading YOU ARE EVERGREEN

ANOINTED BUT FILTHY: The Ironies of a Minister’s Life”l

Judges 16:1-3 KJV [1] Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her. [2] And it was told the Gazites, saying, Samson is come hither. And they compassed him in, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, … Continue reading ANOINTED BUT FILTHY: The Ironies of a Minister’s Life”l

HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT USES YOUR SERMONS TO BLESS AND CHANGE LIVES!

(New Thresholds In Teachings And Preachings) - Pastor Bimbo Animashaun Teaching is not about PERFORMANCE; it is PARTNERSHIP. Teaching or Preaching is not about SHOWMANSHIP; it is PARTNERSHIP. Where does PARTNERSHIP come in here? You PARTNER with the Holy Spirit to disseminate the thoughts of God per time. Actually, the Word ministry (Teaching and Preaching) … Continue reading HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT USES YOUR SERMONS TO BLESS AND CHANGE LIVES!

STOP CRITICIZING YOUR PASTORS, PRAY FOR THEM

-Apostle Joshua Selman Don't criticise a man until you know the weight of what he is carrying. There are ministers you are seeing, the burden and Grace upon their life is heavy. Pray for them, don't talk about them. Moses was carrying a dimension and was quiet. A part of His spirit came upon 70 … Continue reading STOP CRITICIZING YOUR PASTORS, PRAY FOR THEM

BE “DELIBERATE” AND “INTENTIONAL” ABOUT MINISTRY!

(Key To Transforming Your Ministry) - Pastor Bimbo Animashaun DEAR MINISTER, it's important to realize early that there are certain things we have to do DELIBERATELY and INTENTIONALLY in ministry for our calling to find the widest expression as ordained of God. I call it THE LAW OF DELIBERATE ACTION! Often times, ministers take things … Continue reading BE “DELIBERATE” AND “INTENTIONAL” ABOUT MINISTRY!

TUNE UP THE FIRE

“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” (Psalm 92: 12) That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today. According to agriculturists, the cedar tree is an excellent source of fuel. Its wood burns fast and tremendously. When wood is added to the fire, … Continue reading TUNE UP THE FIRE

“WHAT DID SAMSON DO WRONG?”

JUDGES 16:15-19 15 Then she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and have not told me where your great strength lies." 16 And it came to pass, when she pestered him daily with her words and pressed … Continue reading “WHAT DID SAMSON DO WRONG?”

REST ON DR. DAVID YONGGI CHO!!!

Just got wind of the passing on to glory of the father of the modern Church Growth Movement, Papa David Yonggi Cho at 85. All we can say is that IT IS WELL. It touches the heart very deeply but we're assured of a glorious entry into eternity. The life of Dr. Cho teaches us … Continue reading REST ON DR. DAVID YONGGI CHO!!!

AN OVERVIEW OF THE END OF DAYS IN REVELATION

Chapter 6 starts the judgments, and from that moment to the climactic return of the King in Revelation 19, the river of God’s wrath just keeps flooding the earth. Note the rapid devastation. We begin in chapter 6 with the Lord beginning to unroll the seven seals, as each one breaks open it reveals another … Continue reading AN OVERVIEW OF THE END OF DAYS IN REVELATION

YESTERDAY’S PAIN

“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” (Psalm 92: 12) That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today. According to agriculturists, because the natural oils in the cedar trees don’t develop in their younger years, there may be attacks that could cause the … Continue reading YESTERDAY’S PAIN

THAT YOUR PRAYERS MAY NOT BE HINDERED

1 Peter 3:7 NKJV Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered. Some verses and passages of the scripture are very strange that they look unbelievable to believe, but … Continue reading THAT YOUR PRAYERS MAY NOT BE HINDERED

TRUSTING GOD’S WORD LIKE JESUS DID

JOHN 17:17 The Bible has probably never been under more attack than today. A generation is arising around us that doesn’t know the Bible well enough to defend it, and the secularists have taken the high ground and are winning in their attack on the trustworthiness of God's Word. As a starting point for Apologetics, … Continue reading TRUSTING GOD’S WORD LIKE JESUS DID