Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Testimony Thursday


The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. 

On January 3 of 2015, I got a call from a prominent politician and he said "Aburo come and be my P.A" I was excited because at that time I was squatting with my brother and my salary at work was nothing. As far as I was concerned this was the big time, God had finally answered my prayers. 

I was quite close to this man, we would ride at the back of his car together and everyone used to wonder who this small boy rolling with oga was. Then he appointed me as director for social media and some people were not happy about it so they went to sabotage me and he took me off that team. I was so sad, everyone around me were making millions, the least person must have made at least 5 million Naira yet all I made was 150k and I had to fight tooth and nail for it. I was so sad I thought something was wrong with me.

There was a day I was so depressed that I came to church on a Monday afternoon just to pray at the altar in COZA and I told God " I want to work for You, You are the only one that will not cheat me or treat me bad" and right there, the Holy Spirit told me, "you will do your own thing, the grace you carry is to spearhead new things not to work for people"

I stood up happy and joyful but I was still believing that this politician would help me with getting an apartment. I remember calling him that sunday about the apartment and he said "can't you see we just lost an election? Apartment ko, apartment ni" and he cut the phone. Wow! During all of the period I was working for him, I would get home around 1am and he had told me earlier "Wale don't worry I will sort you out"

I saw a lot of top politicians at that time and I discovered that God can use anybody. Most of our top politicians in this country are the dumbest, shameless, two faced, greedy and money hungry creatures on the earth.  Coupled with what this man had just done, I suddenly realized that I was smarter than most of these people who were in their 50s and 60s and still didn't have common sense. If they could make it to that height with all of their inadequacies, I knew I would go far!

I deleted the man's number and I faced my life. Few months later, the politician started having problems with EFCC and I realized that God was protecting me all along! If things had gone as planned, I would have been the first person EFCC would arrest and I wouldn't be able to do my business or preach the gospel on social media today because I wouldn't have integrity, my name would have been ruined but God kept me! 

I don't know what disappointment you are facing from people but trust that God is working out something awesome on your behalf. He is a Just God, He will never leave you or forsake you. 

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Keep The Lamp Burning

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. 

There was a warrior who had never lost a battle, the secret to his victory was a little lamp that was kept in his powerhouse, as long as that lamp was burning he would always be victorious in battle. One day he offended his wife and when he went to battle she turned off the lamp, that day they brought his dead body back home. 

Ladies and gentlemen, you also have a lamp that could make you victorious for the rest of your life and it is the lamp of praise and worship. 
Never start a day without praising God. It is a weapon that has no defense. 

In 2 Chronicles 20:21 the Israelites were facing a formidable army but guess what the king did? He put the choir in front and put the army at the back because he understood that your praise and worship will win battles that your ability cannot dream of! As the choir sang "The Lord is good and His mercies endures forever" God sent angels to destroy the enemy, the army of Israel did not have to fight any battle on that day, their praise and worship fought the battles! 

What are you facing at this time? Put your praise and worship ahead and victory is certain in Jesus name. 

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Don't Let Fear Stop You

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. 

Funso wanted to start a catering business, everyone had always told her that she was a good cook but she kept hearing voices that told her that she wasn't really good at cooking, people were just encouraging her because they were her friends. On the other hand, a voice told her that this could be her big break that would lead her to financial freedom. 

For two years Funso listened to the voice of fear and doubt but one day she made up her mind to do it afraid and Funso's life changed forever, she became the number one celebrity chef in Africa. 

Fear has a voice and faith also has a voice. The voice of fear of will keep you on a spot while the voice of faith will propel you to action. I have learnt that the devil pumps you with fear because he needs your permission to do negative things in your life but if you don't give in to fear, the devil is powerless. 

What is that thing you are scared of, banish fear and go ahead, faith is not the absence of fear, it is simply faith that has refused to give in to fear! Step out! Make that move, your next level beckons, move into it! Remember 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Receive faith and boldness in Jesus name. 

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Rest Of The Year Is The Best!

Some may say that 2016 was not a good year, many will refer to the recession, many have excuses that can justify their reasons but for some of us 2016 has been an amazing year,this year I saw God in action, I saw how God could turn situations around. 

However there is a principle I practiced this year more than at any time before I was joyful! For every challenge that was bigger than me I had a response and it was to dance and sing before God till that situation turned around and of course they turned! No mountain has been too big for me this year. 

Beloved I don't know what this year has been for you, it's not over yet, the last thing a king wears is the crown and the Word of God has told us in Psalm 65:11 (GWT) You crown the year with your goodness, and richness overflows wherever you are.

Notice the word "Your goodness" God is crowning this year with goodness for you not because you have been awesome but because He is a good God. Be expectant! The second part says that there will be richness wherever God is, this month spend time in God's presence to receive direction. You will experience favor like no other and you will see abundance come to you. 

The rest of the year will be the best of the year for you in Jesus name.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Golden Rule

Martins and his wife were due on their house rent, they were reading their bible and came across Matthew 7:12 ( MSG)

 12 “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.

They needed over a million naira for their house rent and all they had was three hundred thousand naira. They woke up the next morning to noise from their neighbor who lived down the street from them. The man and his wife were begging the landlord who had hired thugs to throw their things out of the house. So Martins and his wife rushed to see the neighbor and asked how much the money was, it was exactly three hundred thousand naira. 

Martins got the money and gave it to the troubled neighbor, the man and his wife were so overwhelmed with joy that they began to cry. 

The next day, martins got a call, it was for a five million naira contract and they paid him 80% of the money. 

Beloved are you in trouble or you are trusting God to answer a pressing prayer before the year runs out? Look for someone in trouble and be the answer to their prayers. What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. Happy Sunday. 

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Be A Stylish Wife

"Is that what you are wearing out?" Nosa looked at his wife's shabby dressing while he was dressed in a Giorgio Armani 3 piece suit. Please go back and change to the Oscar De La Renta dress I bought you. 

Funbi  eyed her husband and hissed "what is wrong with what I am wearing is it not just a dinner?" Nosa shook his head, it wasn't just a dinner it was an investor's  dinner for his company and there would be lots of dignitaries in attendance. 

When she eventually came out, her makeup was horrible but they were running out of time so they had to leave. They got to the venue and it was time to eat, Funbi had no social graces, she picked her teeth with her hands, she slopped on the drinks and talked with food in her mouth.

Nonso was so embarrassed, he had warned her about her social habits but she  never listened now she had disgraced him in front of important people. He made up his mind to never take her to important functions any longer. 

Right there at the meeting he spotted a lady in red, her lipstick matched her dress and her eyes lit up the room, her off shoulder dress flaunted a beautiful butter skin and the light bounced off her two color weave on. Nosa walked up to her and introduced himself. Her name was Lucy and she was looking for a job. Nosa hired her on the spot, she would be the secretary and the person he would take to important events from now on.

Ladies! Social graces are important, a woman must know how to dress, use make up, look good and hold a proper conversation in social gatherings. Don't spend all your days watching Telemundo, learn what is happening in the world, read to improve yourself, learn how to eat in public and exercise so you stay healthy and don't fall out of shape.

You have been struggling with that man and now money has come, you need to switch! You were wearing clothes from Primark  before but now the circles and friends you now have are more sophisticated, upgrade! Get a good tailor and create a new wardrobe that reflects your new status. If your husband is upwardly mobile and stylish don't be the iro and buba wife. You will lose him that way. 

Receive wisdom in Jesus name. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Why Christian Men Fail ( Final)

Why Christian Men Fail (Final)
Prosperity and Abundance

Deuteronomy 8:12-14 (NIV) Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, 13and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, 14then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

Many Christian men who have turned from God today were very passionate Christians who loved and served God but when abundance came, they gradually slipped and forgot about God.

I was talking to my father; Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo yesterday and I was just grateful to God for people like him who have stayed humble and faithful to God despite the success he enjoys. Pastor Biodun is a truly successful man by any standard in the world yet he loves God more everyday. He said to me yesterday "Wale I thought I loved God but now I love Him more"

With the little I have experienced I have realized that you can't really say you love God until you have options. If you had a private jet and you knew you could be anywhere in the world would you be in church on Tuesday or Sunday?

Wealth is an amplifier; if you loved God before you had money you would love Him more but if you had secret sins, trust me money will blow it out of proportion.

Men please beware of abundance, you have to be more careful when the dreams that you have prayed for all your life eventually comes true,  that is the time to be much more disciplined it's not the time to relax because that is the time the devil strikes!

The moment you turn your back on God in the season of abundance you are going down! It is like an airplane that runs out of fuel because you have lost what got you that high in the first place.
May we receive wisdom in Jesus name.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Testimony Thursday


The Holy Spirit inspired me to share a testimony every Thursday and then tomorrow we will conclude on why Christian men fail.

Six years ago I needed to get a job and after praying, the Holy Spirit instructed that I should get dressed as though I already had a job and take communion just like the children of Isreal had the Passover meal before they left Egypt. The location that came to mind was Silverbird Galleria, Abuja. So I did what the Holy Spirit said and went to Silverbird.

I met a lady in charge of marketing and after I had spoken to her, she asked me to approach companies for adverts on behalf of Silverbird but it wasn't an official job, at least it was a start. I began to visit offices and I was marketing to them, I got rejections but I also got some really good feedback.  Then the lady I talked to at Silverbird told me she had spoken to her boss and they didn't feel it was a good idea for me to continue, I was sad.

I went back to the place of prayer and prayed and fasted for 3 days. On the last day, my phone rang and the person said "hello am I talking to Adewale Aladejana? I confirmed I was the person and then she said "you have an interview at the TY Danjuma Foundation tomorrow". I didn't even know a place like that existed so I traced the office and there it was!

My mum had asked for my CV a while back so I copied my cousin's CV, I changed his name and put in mine. It wasn't even a properly prepared CV and it was the last CV I ever used.

The interview was for an internship job and the salary was 50k but it was a start. I was selected and I became an intern, nine months and eight days later I became a full staff and three years later I quit to start my own business.

Beloved, God is waiting for your prayers to order your steps because God needs your permission to work wonders in your life. It doesn't take time, it takes God! If you will take time off to talk to God and pray about that matter, He will order your steps.

The bible says in Proverbs 3:5 (NIV) 5Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Involve God in your job search and in that business you want to do, you will experience speed in Jesus name.

Happy new month!
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Why Christian Men Fail ( Part 4)

Wrong Association and Being At The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

The bible tells us in 2 Samuel 11:1-2 (NIV) 1In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.
2One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful..."

There was a time when kings were supposed to be at war but King David was at the balcony of his house and he saw a beautiful naked woman.  A naked woman has never failed to attract attention that's why videos and adverts are full of them. King David was at the wrong place at the wrong time. 
Places carry presence, heaven is a place and hell is a place. There are places where men are made, there are places where men are destroyed. If you are a proper Christian you can't hang out with your friends at the club, it's just a matter of time before you get into trouble. 
Wrong association destroys that's why the bible said in Psalm 1:1 (NIV) Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers. 

If you have ever been in the gatherings of your friends who are not Christians, they are either talking about girls or criticizing men of God because they know you are a Christian. I remember hanging out with some old friends a while back and these people were criticizing pastors and seed sowing. One of them even said the whole bible is not true and she was a Christian, I knew they would never see me at that gathering again. 
Man of God be careful where you go and who you talk to. May God help us all in Jesus name. 

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Why Christian Men Fail ( Part 3)

They Dishonor and Disregard Their Wives

I am sure everyone knows that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is my father and in the world of today, he is one of the most respected men of God worldwide yet he takes time to advise and mentor me. Recently he told me " Wale respect your wife and listen to her that is the secret"

On your wedding day, you made some vows in the presence of God and in the presence of people. If you have ever been married or you have been a best man at someone's wedding, you will know that when those vows are being said there is a heavy presence that rests, it is not an ordinary moment, it is a very spiritual one.

Now this is what the bible says about those vows in Malachi 2:13-14 (NIV) 13Another thing you do: You flood the Lord’s altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer looks with favor on your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. 14You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lordis the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.

Those wedding vows are what is called imule (covenant) in Yoruba and a Yoruba proverb also says "Eni to ba dale, a bale lo" ( if you break the covenant, the covenant will kill you)

 In case you forgot what you said on your wedding day, let me remind you:

""I, ___, take thee, ___, to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith [or] pledge myself to you."

You promised to cherish and love that woman and you pledged your life to her according to God's ordinance till death separates you! Malachi just told us that God was there the day you said those vows and an angel wrote down everything you said. So when you pray God checks if that marriage covenant is in place before He answers your prayers.  You see I am convinced that God attends weddings because divine provision happens and Jesus first outing was also a wedding.

Listen to this carefully, after God, the next most important person in your life is your wife! Every billionaire from Bill Gates to the late Rockefeller to Baba Adeboye and Bishop Oyedepo knows this secret!

Bros, everything you are dealing with financially and all the troubles in your life can stop just like it started if you start fulfilling your vows. Honor that woman and respect her.

There are many men of God who died or whom we never heard of again the moment they started mistreating their wives. May God give us wisdom and may we not be victims of the covenant in Jesus name.

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