Wednesday, September 23, 2015

iTestify (Day 6 of 7)

The Holy Spirit inspired me to share 7 testimonies of His goodness in my life everyday for the next 7 days. I believe many people will be blessed by them.

In 2012, I got a job that took me out of Abuja to Benin and for the next two years, I lived and worked in Benin. The office got us this gorgeous 5 bedroom duplex, everything I needed was in that house.
Things went well until I started clashing with my supervisor, there was the issue of one of our clients whom she lied on and I wrote to the head office and before I knew what was happening, the gist was that I was interested in her job and that was the reason for the letter I wrote. It was just very challenging getting along with this woman, we clashed a lot!
Long story short, the ED at the time felt I was too dangerous to be in Benin because one of our board members lived there and she feared that I could talk to him. To punish me and stop my voice, they decided to transfer me back to Abuja with just a week's notice without any provision for transportation or accommodation, they called it a disciplinary transfer. They gave us 3 months to quit the official residence and my wife was 7 months pregnant at the time.
The Holy Spirit had told me earlier that I was going back to Abuja and I told my wife but I did not know it would come the way it did. Ladies and gentlemen, Abuja is not a place you come to without proper arrangements, rent is crazy expensive !
To live in a good house at a good location in Abuja, you must have one of two things, you must have money or be a man of faith. In my case, I didn't have money but I had faith. God had kept me in beautiful houses all my life, He would not stop now.
The major challenge was how to move my wife to Abuja, I didn't have the money to get a decent apartment but I had the Holy Spirit who was giving me instructions. I remember getting to COZA on the day I got back to Abuja, I had not been to Abuja in a year so I was very excited. Pastor Biodun began to preach about a new season and I received that word with my life.
The Holy Spirit also instructed me to sow into the life of those who shared testimonies about miracle houses and I began to do that. I hear people say things like "I tap into your testimony"you don't tap with your mouth, you tap with a seed!
After 3 weeks, I got a call from my brother to come and see his apartment. He and his fiancée were planning to get married and they had rented this beautiful 3 bedroom and since they wouldn't be needing it immediately, my wife and I could move in. Wow! Jesus had done it again! In just 3 weeks, I was able to move my very pregnant wife to Abuja. Back at the office, everyone had been watching to see how I would survive but they were shocked, they gave us 3 months to quit the house in Benin but God took us out of there in 3 weeks!
With my wife in Abuja, I could focus on raising money to get a decent apartment. You see, I hate small houses, I grew up in a beautiful 6 bedroom duplex built on 3 storeys, my father never built a small house. All our houses were huge that was how I lived for the first 21 years of my life and when we moved to Abuja in 2005 and I saw the 3 bedroom, I was disappointed but in Abuja, living at Wuse 2 meant you were paying good money and when my father died in 2010, God still kept me in beautiful houses at choice locations. I was not looking for a one bedroom even though that was what the money I had could afford but I discovered Phillipians 4:19 which says God has met my needs according to His riches ! Not my salary, not my effort but His riches!
I have big plans for my family all of which can only happen by faith. I have no interest in building a family what I want to build is a dynasty and I must be able to give certain biblical keys to my wife and children on how to make money the Kingdom way and to live God's best. I can only preach what has worked for me. I want to really appreciate my wife at this stage, I don't know many women who you can tell about faith when it has to do with getting a very much needed house but this woman was supportive all the way. We agreed in faith and prayer that we would only settle for God's best.
As we released our faith, we decided to start buying house things. The first was to make a bed, the office provided everything in the past so now our mattress was on the floor. I contacted a furniture person and he said he would make a good bed for 70,000 Naira and I paid but then the man called back and said he couldn't do it at that price any longer so I wanted to save the money. The Holy Spirit asked me to sow the money and to write on the cheque what I wanted so I wrote "3 bedroom apartment at Kado and C Class 2010". I went to church and I dropped the seed.
Somehow, money just kept on entering and we began to buy house things. I was expecting God's best so I made the grandest furniture I could afford. When you make a 7 seater you are not expecting a small apartment.
Month after month, we kept believing God for our own apartment whenever we saw any apartment that we liked we would release our faith for it. 3 bedroom apartments in the area we desired cost at least 2 million and above. We were not bothered because even if we could not pay for it, God could pay for it!
People began to ask questions and to advise us to just find a small place and move in. I was so depressed one day and rather than complain I began to worship, the Holy Spirit spoke to me clearly and said "stop looking for a house, I got this covered" and I told my wife. It sounded irresponsible but that's what He said!
Nobody in my family understood why we were buying house things when we didn't have a house. Some said the money we used to buy all the furniture and electronics was enough for a one room apartment but I knew what the Holy Spirit told me and I had peace!
My brother's apartment is a 3 bedroom apartment in a block of 9 flats, 3 on each row. They are newly built and very beautiful and of course the rent is 2.1 million per year. I got back from work last week Friday and I discovered the lady on the ground floor was packing out, she was the last to move in and she was packing out, she still had 6-7 months rent left and she was leaving. Something told me to go and see her and I did. She had moved everything! She said she had to move back to Enugu state and she was not spending another night in the house. I told her I was interested in the apartment and right there, we worked out a deal! She called the agents and handed the apartment over to me at a ridiculous price!
We are moving in by the weekend by God's grace. We had bought almost everything we needed for an apartment it's just couple of things left like a 40 inch TV for the sitting room which should be here today by God's grace and the ACs for our room and the sitting room. At the moment we are remodeling the house to our taste. Awesome God!
I want to encourage someone, the word of God is true and valid! Hold on to it! Don't let it go, you can take that word to the bank! Believe whatever the Holy Spirit tells you, your faith is the most powerful currency in the world, if it will take God to move mountains, He will!
Someone may be thinking; how do you intend to pay 2 million next year? I don't because I have bigger plans! The Holy Spirit is already telling me about my own house so by the time the rent is up, we are moving into our own house. I have seen God do amazing things in the last 2 months so I don't doubt it! It's a new season, it's a new day! Glory to God!
My 20 year dream is to see the Gospel preached to one billion people all over the world through the Social Media. You too can become a Social Media Evangelist, please share and repost this Gospel of Jesus Christ so that others can be blessed just like you were blessed. Thank you for reading, I celebrate you and God bless you. 

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  1. Reading your testimony just kinda brought tears to my eyes cos I am seriously believing God for a 4 bedroom duplex apartment. I don't believe i stumbled on this by coincidence. Thanks for letting me know @seed sowing instead of just saying "I tap into it". This testimony has richly blessed me . I am so encouraged and I believe my season is NOW!!! Pple hv advised based on their level of understanding. Having seripus challenge with rent and i live in a 2bedroom with 3 children. I desire a much more comfortable place for my children and it is not impossible to for God to do. I key into this testimony and want to sow into it. I believe God can do much more than I cld dream or hope for. Hallelujah to Jesus! !!

  2. wow! this is an amazing testimony. it has richly blessed my life, thanks for sharing. To God be the glory,

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