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New Glory Devotional: LOST BUT FOUND – Wednesday, October 24, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” (Ephesians 2:8).

Read: Ephesians 2:5-9

Our most high God is a God of all possibilities. With Him, the Bible says, nothing shall be impossible (Luke 1:37). Several cases on earth may be termed closed by man but our God has the final say because He knows the end from the beginning. You cannot compare God with man and it’s a hard thing for a natural man to understand the secret of divine workings and possibilities.

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14).

The world tells you that the case is closed and the door is forever locked. God says lift up your heads o ye gates and be lifted up ye everlasting doors. The king of glory wants to come in – Psalm 24:7. The world tells you any opportunity lost cannot be regained but your God says He will give you double honour for your shame.

“For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.” (Isaiah 61:7).

You can regain your lost grounds. Your lost glory, fame, victory and success can be restored unto you. There’s no room for impossibility with our God! What are you looking for? What exactly is missing in your life, marriage, pursuits and career? What is it that the devil has stolen? The devil has come to steal, kill and destroy. It’s possible your joy is gone, maybe there’s no peace in your marriage again because the enemy of your home has stolen the heart of your husband and enticed him into immoral living and drunkenness. It’s possible you now see sickness instead of good health. God will search them all out. He will locate all that the enemy has stolen and restore them in a better and perfect state. See what God has to say concerning you in Joel 2:25:

“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” (Joel 2:25).

Your lost job will be restored. God will bring back peace into your marriage. You will no longer be called barren nor sick. Your husband will retrace his steps home. You will regain your lost marital relationship through the help of the Holy Spirit. God is set to do a new thing in your life. Though lost, you shall be found. Your soul will come back to God and you shall be healed of backsliding.

Believe God for restoration and also trust Him for the miraculous. He says: “Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.” (Psalm 2:8). You part in this business is to search your lost glory out. Ask and you will receive – Matthew 7:7. You have been quiet enough. Trust Him for your desired restoration and never doubt. When your friends says it’s over and it’s becoming obvious that all hope is lost, say unto your God, it shall be possible. Very very soon, I prophesy into your life, every of your goodness and divine benefit which the enemy has stolen shall be found and restored miraculously. You shall rejoice again!

Action Point:

You need to search out. Don’t wait to waste. Go for what the enemy has stolen in your home, business, health and destiny. Get them restored through God. Be encouraged!

New Glory Devotional: I SHALL NOT DIE – Tuesday, October 23, 2012

By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi

Memorise: “With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:16).

Read: Psalm 91:11-16

The word of God is forever settled. The only way to live and fulfil destiny is to act on the written and spoken word of God. The Word of God is the only truth available for the deliverance of man. If you have His word, your life will definitely bless your world. Anyone living in ignorance of the word of God is dead while he lives. The first deliverance you need is to be delivered from ignorance of what God is saying about your life. If you miss what he says about you, you have missed what it takes to be on earth and that’s more dangerous than physical death.

David said:

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.” (Psalm 118:17).

The only reason God is keeping you is because you are created to proclaim His goodness on earth. Your sole purpose on earth is to give God pleasure. You are not here to pressurise God with your needs and what you lack. You are alive today because there are yet so many purposes of God that you must fulfil. Who said you will not live long? Who is that strong man tormenting your life and trying to frustrate God’s grace over your life? Such a one is ignorant of the counsel of God for you. You are here for a purpose and you will fulfil that purpose. Once you identify with the Lord in spirit and in truth, your longevity is secured and your days on earth shall be gloriously lived.

This is what the Lord says:

 “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (Revelation 1:18).

The Keys are with your God. Therefore fear not! Don’t be afraid of that sickness, the Lord will heal you! Don’t be afraid of the arrows of the wicked they shall do you no harm. The Lord is with you as a mighty and terrible one.

God is keeping you for a glorious reason. Don’t abuse the grace to sleep and wake up. It’s not a function of your health, balanced diet or medications. It’s just because God has you in His plans. “I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.” (Psalm 3:5). You can only die spiritually and physically when you refuse to acknowledge the grace of our Lord upon your life. If you waste His grace, you will be wasted on the earth. When grace is absent, spiritual death will be inevitable.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” (Ephesians 2:8).

If you want to live long, embrace divine grace that brings salvation. If you’ll like to be glad continually on the earth, receive the Lord into your heart by faith, and the grace to live in joy and peace will be released unto you. You can’t be sure of a good and long life if your life is not in the hand of God. Be careful who controls your heart. The owner of your heart equally owns your life. If it’s God who owns your heart, you can go ahead and rejoice and be at peace because With long life will He satisfy you, and show you His salvation. But if your destiny is being controlled by the cares of this life and worldly dictates, you need to run to Jesus for salvation and be ultimately delivered from demonic manipulations and untimely death. God loves you.


Father, please open my eyes to see Your provision for my long and prosperous stay on earth. Don’t allow me to be wasted by sin and the devil. I will live to give You pleasure and not pressure. Thank You Jesus!


New Glory Devotional: CONFUSED? – Monday, October 22, 2012

By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi

Memorise: “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21).

Read: James 1: 19-22

If there’s anytime in life that you need to be very careful, it’s when you have to take a decision between two options. Weighing options between two or more opinions is not an easy task. A natural man will play 50-50 when confronted with the options of life. I remember the case some years ago of separating siamese twins. The doctors, after several tests announced to them, “this operation is either for life or death”. The so-called natural experts could not ascertain the survival of the twins. They eventually died in the process.

Danger looms when you are hasty in taking decisions in the midst of several options. If you are not very careful, you may expose your destiny, business, marriage plans and even your life to a high risk that can either make or mar your stay on earth! God said through Prophet Isaiah:

“Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.” (Isaiah 28:16).

Your decision to do or not to do, will form the foundation of your journey in life. Where you find yourself now is the result of your decisions in recent past. It’s very easy at times to say either “YES” or “NO” especially when confronted with the issues of life. These simple answers can either multiply your gain or increase your pain on the earth. You need to be very careful.

There are two voices controlling the destiny of a man on the earth. You either listen to God for prosperity and success or you heed the voice of the devil for eternal sorrow and regret. If you heed Godly suggestion, good for you but if through lust and impatience you are enticed to listen to demonic counsel your results will announce your pains.

For a user of this devotional, the Lord has a word for your total deliverance and prosperity. You only need a hearing ear to capture what God has to say about your destiny and seeing eyes to behold the way charted for your out of your confused state. If you won’t get God’s counsel over this issue of your life, you may miss it eternally. If God is not allowed in, the devil will take over. One of the moments you must not joke with is a time like this when you are confused with options in life.

“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” (James 1:4-5).

You need to trust the word of God and His divine wisdom if you don’t want to run into error and run in vain.
The voice of the Lord is your best and only choice. If you are a true son, your father should have the final say in decisions concerning your life. Pains and regrets are the rewards of bastards. You can’t ignore Godly counsel and direction and not return with shame and reproach. The calamity of several young men and women today was their decision to ignore God and do it their own way.

Are you confused? Seek Godly counsel, get what God has to say to you in His word. Are you about taking a step in destiny? Wait and ask the Lord. Listen to this:

“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21).

Your decision must align with the word of God if you want to be successful and prosperous in life and ministry. You can’t afford to stay with a sinner in a relationship and expect a glorious marriage. You’re only fooling yourself. When you are wrong you are wrong. If your steps in life aren’t right stop the journey and redirect them. If your decision is outside of God’s counsel drop it. Don’t allow the enemy of your soul to waste your years on earth.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11).

God is thinking about you. Don’t live in that confused state. Start a relationship with God to get His thoughts & will concerning your moves. Don’t jump into conclusion with that business partner of yours. Many landed in jail because of fraudulent transactions. You will not destroy your future through evil counsel and impatience in Jesus mighty name.


Father Lord, please speak to me. I’m ready to hear what You have for me in the midst of all these. I reject confusion in Jesus mighty name.

New Glory Devotional: STOP WORRYING – Sunday, October 21, 2012

By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi

Memorise: “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? ” (Matthew 6:27).

Read: Matthew 6:25-32

Beloved, you need to have faith in God to live a peaceful life on earth. The promises of God concerning your life are enough reasons for you to stay calm and patiently harvest all that God has in stock for you. Depression will never set in until you give yourself to endless worries about issues that God has perfected. God is not a joker. What he has spoken about you will surely come to pass if you will through faith and patience inherit His promises. Faith is the strongest weapon required for complete victory in the battles of life.

Worrying won’t help you, it will only lead your health to destinations untold and endless frustration. You are never alone. Learn to depend on God and cast all your cares on Him no matter how strong you may appear.

I read this in a message:
A peaceful mind can think better than a worked up mind. Allow a few minutes of silence to your mind every day, and see, how sharply it helps you to set your life the way you expect it to be.

Check out the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 19:11-12

“And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”.

God is a peaceful God. He’s not in the noise. If you’ll get HIM, you need to take off your mantle of worries, be quiet in your spirit and listen to His still small voice…. Small and tiny it may appear, but He’s speaking great things about your situation. All you need to do at a time like this is WAIT, STOP WORRYING BECAUSE. YOUR GOD CARES.

“I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1).

When you cry to God He wipes your tears but when you hold onto your worries, man, you may end up in mockery and disappointment. You don’t stay in the noise to make news! You need a quiet spirit to get the best of God. Instead of troubling your tender heart with fruitless worries and your eyes with tears, why not connect to the force of praise and get divine intervention in due time.

Beloved, when it seems like God is coming too late, He’s actually coming in a big way. Relax and trust Him for your desired miracle. Your expectations shall not be cut short.


Father, please take away my worries and change my present story for good. I need you to wipe my tears and make me stay strong. Thank you Jesus!!!

New Glory Devotional: THE NAME OF JESUS 1 – Saturday, October 20, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:” (Philippians 2:9).

Read: Phil.2:9-11

Names are not just ordinary. The name you bear has a lot to do with the life you live and the destiny you will ultimately fulfil. There’s a level of power backing attached to every name on earth and there’s a spirit behind every personal or family name. That’s why you can’t afford to claim a name that will affect your destiny negatively. Some names command respect and honour while some produce shame and disgrace. You can decide to agree to the meaning of the name you bear or seek a change spiritually and physically. In 1Chronicles 4:9-10, Jabez discovered there was evil attached to his name and he sought God in violent and heartfelt prayers for instant change that culminated in his entire deliverance and total liberation from the shackles of poverty and sorrow.

The greatest name ever given in heaven and on earth is the name JESUS. That’s the only name that answers to every question of man on earth.

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21).

The only name available for your total deliverance from sins and that grants you access to see God.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6).

That’s our Lord Jesus. He’s enough solution to all your age-long family problems and evil traits.

This name of the Lord is a strong tower. Once you enter the name of Jesus, you can be sure your own names will come under subjection to His so that your portion on the earth will be delivered. “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” (Philippians 2:10).

What name are you called? What is the glory attached to the name you bear? I may not know the glory or shame attached to what you are called, but I have good news for you, the name of Jesus is enough solution to the spirit behind that name and all problems following you like Jabez. Are you called sick? There’s healing power in His name. Maybe they call you barren, Jesus gives children freely because they are His heritage. Are you called poor? He became poor that you through His poverty might be rich! Is there a family curse attached to that name? It’s possible you are named after an idol in your family or after a wicked grandfather who succeeded in using the virtues of every single child born to that family for rituals. The name of the Lord will cause them to bow out. Are you operating under a family curse? I have a good news for you: Gal.3:13 says “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:”

At every point in your life, you can rely on the potency and Almighty effect of the name of Jesus for your desired turn around. It will work for you as you begin to call Him for a transformation of your name from failure to success.


Don’t accept what God is not calling you. Seek the Lord for the revelation of His glory over your life and eternal transformation of the negative effect of your names.

New Glory Devotional: SON OR SERVANT? – Friday, October 19, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;” (Galatians 4:1).

Read: Galatians 4:1-5

It’s the joy of every parent to see their child develop through the stages of life. The growth of a child is a journey and it’s a gradual process producing great result. Any child with stunted growth produces worries to the parents and automatically becomes the concern of all family members. When you are born of God, you are either growing in grace, stagnant or stunted. God’s expectation of you is your daily growth to sonship so that you will be able to access the hidden treasures of His Kingdom.

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:” (1 Peter 2:2).

Milk is the most required meal for every infant. If you will grow out of infancy and stay strong, you must desire the word of the Lord sincerely. We have so many Christians out there who are no different from unbelievers because they haven’t been rooted in the word of the Lord. If you don’t feed on His word, you will not qualify for higher heights in the kingdom and will be prone to unlimited temptations and diverse attacks of the devil.

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Ephesians 4:14).

A baby knows not how to go. He or she cannot think or make decisions by himself or herself and thus is led to everything in life. So are you when you refuse to grow and remain at a single position. Since you don’t, through the scriptures, know where and how to go, your future becomes uncertain and you end up following or copying the destinies of other people or are led astray by suggestions from others. Many have been misled into error and regrets in life while some destinies were totally destroyed due to immaturity and lack of purposeful living.

One other evil of stagnancy or stunted growth is that it disqualifies you from your God ordained height on earth. There isn’t much you do can as a child. No one can commit great projects into your hands until you mature into sonship. There’s a level of divine blessing you can never reach until you begin to feed daily on His word and also get committed to prayers and kingdom service.

“And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.” (1 Corinthians 3:1-2).

You are nothing different from a servant if you can’t access the secret places of your Father. The decision to move up is your sole responsibility. No one can get maturity for you. You need to pay the price to get the prize. What are you doing with growing in grace? Most Christians are just patching it. Stop being a baby. You have been spoon-fed enough. “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Ephesians 4:14). Beloved, you need to move up and take your place as a bona fide son of God. The decision is yours!

Action Point:

You can’t keep watching and waiting. Sonship won’t jump on you. It’s not a title. You must pay the price to attain it.

New Glory Devotional: REHOBOTH – Thursday, October 18, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.” (Genesis 26:22).

Read: Genesis 26: 1-22

Your destiny is not in the hands of any man. No king, no prince or government can overrule what God has spoken concerning your life, family and future. It doesn’t matter your current financial or economic state. The situation of your country notwithstanding, the counsel of the Lord for your life shall stand forever.
“In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.” (Job 5:20).

Beloved, your Redeemer lives and He’s able to create rooms for you to flourish endlessly on the earth. It’s not over.

…and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.” (Genesis 26:22).

The Lord is able to make all grace abound towards you. You may be facing several challenges today. It’s possible you are facing several frustrations here and there. I want you to rejoice because those seasons will soon be gone. Your enemies will have no other choice than to give up. God is at work in your marriage. He’s working out miracles for you regarding your job search. Your rent will be paid because the Lord is making room for you to flourish and you shall smile again.

The Philistines strove endlessly with Isaac. While they were mocking him, God was busy making him. God is not silent over your case. He sees how burdened you are in the hand of your taskmasters. He will send you help.

“And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;” (Exodus 3:7).

Every strong man frustrating you in your marriage, on that job and in that business shall be put to shame in Jesus mighty name.

You must not give up. Stay committed on your job, be committed to your God. Isaac did not surrender to fate. He became stronger in the midst of the battle. You must not go back to your option B. God is still working in the miraculous. Don’t allow your enemies to see your tears. Be bold, be strong, for the Lord your God is with you. Say to that mountain,thou shall become plain. Prophesy to your dry bones and they shall be covered with flesh.

“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:” (Genesis 26:12-13). This scripture shall be your testimony. Where others are failing, you will be flourishing. When they are barely surviving, you will be triumphing through God. Rehoboth – the Lord will make room for your success, promotion,deliverance and abundant supply.


Father, please make room for me to flourish on the earth and put my enemies to open shame.

New Glory Devotional: PRAYERLESS AND HELPLESS – Wednesday, October 17, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16).

Read: Luke 18:1-8

The study of the Word of God makes a lot of difference in the life of a believer. You can’t go far with God if you don’t know His Word, which is the manual of life. If you will diligently heed His Word, you will not only make your way prosperous, you will surely have good success. Joshua 1: 8. The Word of the Lord is the key that opens the treasures of the earth and its fullness thereof. You can’t access God without engaging the right word for your desired breakthrough and turn around. People pray amiss because they lack His counsel and promise through the written and spoken Word. If your Word level is high, your God level will appreciate simultaneously.

One good point you must also realise is, you can’t go far in your prayer life if you lack the right word! You won’t be able to win the heart of your neighbour who is a mere mortal like you if you can’t put your words straight. You are helpless without the right words and channel of request. Prayer is basically your route to get God over the issues of your life and the right words are the keys to getting His attention. You will forever remain helpless if you can’t carry your burden to Him in prayers. Your lips are not made for lipstick and food only, they were created for praise, worship and prayer so that you don’t suffer in life.

“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” (Luke 18:1).

Until your joy is full, you’re not expected to be quiet. Silence connotes agreement and complacency. Until you ask, He’s not compelled to act. Asking compels receiving and until you search it out through prayers, you will never know how greatly He can deliver you from that ugly state of lack and poverty.

“And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.” (1 Chronicles 4:10).

You are helpless without prayers. You need the power of God to rebuild your altar which laziness, too much sleep, food and sin has broken down. You need to challenge yourself to get back to a better state with your God. Everyday and in every place, you need to pray. Concerning the state of your family, business, health and career, you need God except you are satisfied.

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2).

Your husband cannot help you. Your uncle will fail you. Parents too, are limited. God is your only option for the desired miracle. Stop the spiritual laziness and engage the force of praise, worship and violent prayers to possess your possessions on the earth. You will surely share your testimonies if you faint not.


I rebuke every spiritual laziness robbing me of my blessings in the place of prayers.

New Glory Devotional: INIQUITY SHALL ABOUND – Tuesday, October 16, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. ” (Matthew 24:12).

Read: Matthew 24:12-15

One of the greatest happenings of the end of the age is the multiplication of sin and iniquity. Crime rate and fleshly sins shall increase and this will turn the heart of many unto worldliness, lusts and demonic cravings. Jesus advised us concerning the happenings of this present time and the possible route to eternal freedom.

The current happenings in the nations of the world are enough warnings for every wise heart. These issues of the end time is spreading so fast and it’s because God is still very concerned about the redemption of the whole universe. You can either prepare to see the Lord or cry eternally in hell with the devil.

Don’t be deceived brethren, the modernisation of sin and iniquity is basically the devil’s method of getting more followers. You must open your heart, eyes and mind wide to avoid distractions of any kind. The state of Sodom and Gomorrah, Tyre and Sidon are too little compared to the very present state of the world. Are you not concerned? How is your faith level? Do you still believe strongly in total holiness and sanctification? Are you sure you are not copying the styles and manners of the world? Where is your heart, here or there? When they say the church has entered the world and vice versa, are they not seeing you as one of the examples? If you are heaven bound you will know.

Sin is a sinker. The more you love the world, the lesser you’ll fear the Lord. The love of this present world is enmity against God and if you are one of the enemies of God, how shall you escape?

“Behold, I have told you before.” (Matthew 24:25).

Where do you belong my brothers and sisters? “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. ” (Matthew 24:12). Are you getting hotter with God in your daily walk or you are getting closer to the devil through lust. The current signs of the end are the very reasons you should abstain from every fleshly lust that war against your soul.

“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.” (1 Peter 2:11-12).

This is the right time for true fellowship with God. Now is the chosen time to concentrate on Him for total deliverance and redemption. Choose not to be weary. Take your stand and be separated from the sins of this age. Be born again in spirit and in truth.


If you are of the world you will know and if you belong to the camp of the Lord it will show. Where do you stand?

New Glory Devotional: TRAIN UP A CHILD – Monday, October 15, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.” (Isaiah 54:13).

Read: Proverbs 4: 20-22

It’s not enough to just have children, it’s required that every single child born into a family be trained in the way of the Lord to forestall future evil and unrest. Several trainings abound from one family to the other. You can’t get good or peace from a child whose future was built on faulty foundation. If you fail in your role as a parent, you are most likely to face a future of total unrest and sorrow.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6).

Let every parent be so guided.

Children learn mostly through examples and direct pictures. It’s not enough to just tell them what to do. They will copy what you do. The life of a parent has either positive or negative effect on the growth and development of a child. You must remember that you are directly accountable for whatsoever happens to every single child in your care. Those children are not yours, they belong to God. He has chosen you as custodians and caretakers on the earth and will require an account of them from you. You can’t afford to mess around with them.

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” (Psalm 127:3).

Are you training your children to fear and love the Lord or have you handed them over to the present day media to corrupt their simple hearts and minds with immoral songs, movies and worldly languages? Corrupt children will produce corrupt families which will in turn lead to a corrupt society! But what you don’t have you can’t offer. If you are out of order as a parent, it will be difficult to correct a erring child. You need to live correctly to be a blessing to your children. If you are sold out to parties, evil relationships, gossips and the rest, you should expect these traits from your wards except the Lord has mercy. It will be too painful to see your children inherit any of your bad traits. Correct your lifestyle now and be drawn to God through faith and genuine repentance.

“For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.” (Genesis 18:19).

What is God saying about your family? Are you an example of good training to children in any way? What kind of life are you leading? What message are you passing across to your household as a mother? If your children are not getting God, they will embrace the devil through worldliness. There’s is the rod and the word of the Lord for your use. You should always pray for these children and lead them in the way they should go. Don’t leave the upbringing of your children to your house helps. Spend quality time at home to show them love and care and be concerned about their growth generally. If you seek peace in your future as a father or mother, invest solidly now on the best spiritual, academic and moral training of your God-given children. “And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.” (Isaiah 54:13).

Bastards are not far fetched in our present society. What produces evil children is lack of proper and adequate discipline and home training. “But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” (Hebrews 12:8). You need to check your home again, what type of children are you raising? Those that will showcase the good father in you or those that will bring shame to your family name in future. You can’t get the best from your family if you fail to offer and sacrifice the best. Act wisely now and train up your household in the right ways for successful living. You will have peace eternally and it shall be well with you.


Father, help me to raise godly and blessed children on the earth.

New Glory Devotional: FOR SUCH A TIME LIKE THIS – Sunday, October 14, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).

Read: Esther 4:14-16

Another person whose fame rose unstoppably in the Bible was Joseph. God’s provision for him was unique and timely. Thank God Joseph wasted no time in realising that his affluence and position was directly linked to the deliverance of his brethren and the nation of Israel. It’s important you find out why God blessed you. God is not a waster of resources. He gives seed to the sower and mere bread to consumers. If you are a sower, you will be a blessing but consumers have nothing to offer. God will only qualify you for higher heights if there’s a provision in your heart to bless and not to oppress. Many of the so-called rich in our society today are mere oppressors and are never channels of blessing to their people. I pray that God will not regret blessing you in Jesus mighty name.

The position of parents in the successful development of a child can never be over emphasised. Thank God for Mordecai. He showed up as a unique uncle to bring Esther to remembrance of the reason why God positioned her in the palace. It was for such a time when the people of God would require a saviour and urgent deliverer. Do you realise that God is not just promoting and blessing you on that job for nothing? It’s impossible for you to witness untold increase in that business without a divine mandate. Don’t ever make the mistake of thinking that the gifts and talents you have are for personal use and profit. No brother, all these blessings are there for a time when they will be needed in His kingdom.

…and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).

You need someone to talk to you. Our politicians and leaders need to be corrected on what to do with their titles and offices. As a minister in God’s vineyard, you need to talk to yourself. What is the value you have added since you gained that position and authority? Who has benefited from the grace of God upon your life? Are you merely watching and waiting? Delay is dangerous. If you fail continually to appropriate the purpose of the blessings of God upon your life, you will loose them to other profitable servants whom the Lord has prepared.

You need to decide quickly like Esther did.

“Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.” (Esther 4:16).

You must be ready to sacrifice what you have and all you’ve earned. This is the right time to support the work of the Lord. Now is the time to make yourself available for the projects of God towards the salvation of men. Your affluence should translate to kingdom influence. You are created and sent to that region for such a time like this. God is expecting you to defend the cause of the poor, the widows and orphans. What are you still waiting for?

“For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” (Romans 8:19).

You can start now! You have waited too long. You have wasted this grace enough. Why should God be sad or have regrets over his blessing upon your life. Look inward and respond to your Maker concerning the purpose why He created you. May you not fail God and humanity in Jesus mighty name.


Examine your life. What is the reason why God has created me with so many talents and blessings? It’s definitely for such a time as this.

New Glory Devotional: EMBRACING DIVINE COUNSEL – Saturday, October 13, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.” (Proverbs 19:21).

Read: Proverbs 19: 20-21

Apart from hearing from the Almighty, one great access that every believer must crave is the ability to see correctly. You can only access the miraculous when you are sufficiently graced to see through the eyes of the spirit the provisions of God for your utmost deliverance and sustenance.

“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29:29).

The treasures of heaven are not found in the surface they abound in the depth of divine knowledge, counsel and wisdom.

You ability to discover God’s provision for you in the miraculous is the only gateway to eternal life of peace and prosperity. God has his plans for you but the revelation of this lofty plans is the greatest challenge of my people. While you run helter skelter, God is simply watching and waiting to see what will become of your human labour that is void of divine favour.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

Man is so limited in everything. If you can only unravel the counsels of God for every situation of your life, you will discover there and then that you are greatly loved and never abandoned. You are only frustrated when your mission on earth lacks divine touch and wise counsel. The frustration of so many businesses today came as a result total dependence on human skills, connections and expertise. Know man can receive anything except it’s been given by the Lord. If your desire is not the counsel of God for your destiny, you will struggle all your life to maintain and sustain it. This is the simple reason why many conclude today that marriage is about management as against enjoyment and peace.

“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.” (Proverbs 19:21). If you will succeed eternally, you need the counsel of the Lord. If your relationship will end up in a fruitful marriage, you must secure divine counsel and leading. If you won’t be frustrated on that project or business adventure, you need to urgently approach your maker for direction and the revelation of His will. Your decision to out smart God is your readiness to struggle in regret eternally. There’s no better way than the route that God has charted for your entire prosperity and safety. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11). You are limited in thought and wisdom. Doing it alone is dangerous. That’s why you see so many single brothers and sisters returning with regrets after 3-4 months or years of fruitless dates with several ungodly partners. Dating is nothing different from gambling. You are simply toying with your emotions when you can’t see through the eyes of the spirit what God has planned for you maritally. It’s better never to be married than to fall into the wrong hands. Marriages void of the counsel of the Lord will surely lead to eternal pain and frustration coupled with deepest regrets. You need to be guided in your quest for a life partner both in marriage and all other life adventures.

“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:10). You can only posses your portion in the miraculous through the Holy Spirit connection. If you are not filled you will live as a fool. If you are not controlled and directed by the Lord you will live a miserable life without knowing. You must be a genuine child of God to access the depths and secrets benefits of the almighty. Your prayer and word life is the channel to receiving from God. There are also men and women of God loaded with divine wisdom and experience whom God has position to lead you in the way to follow. “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” (Proverbs 11:14). It’s never to late beloved, there’s still a solution if you have missed it in that courtship, business or marriage. Seek the Lord in prayers and move closer to the channels of eternal breakthrough in Christ Jesus.


Father, open my eyes of understand and grant me access to Your counsel for my glorious destiny. Don’t allow me to miss my portion in the miraculous.

New Glory Devotional: REDEEMING THE TIME – Friday, October 12, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:16).

Read: Ephesians 5:15-16

The greatest asset of man on the earth is time. Your time spent is equal to your life spent. In other words, time is life as the saying goes. Each second, minute and hour that has passed draws you closer to the result of your assignment. If you cannot tie up your assignment properly within the specified time, you would end up a waste in place of fruitfulness.

Therefore, it is expedient that you begin to maximise every moment of your life for profit and progress in destiny.

The Psalmist says: “teach us to number our days…” Psalm. 90:12. Every wise hearted believer will take this scripture very seriously. Anything that engages your time is directly or indirectly engaging your life. It’s either your time is positively utilised towards the actualisation of your desired goal or wasted on frivolous and unprofitable adventure. Look back and see, this year is far spent and another “happy new year” is already fast approaching. What have you done with your time this year? Every moment of our life is golden. There’s a blessing and opportunity attached to every time you spend on earth.

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

Until you learn to avoid time wasters on your assignment, work, business and ministry, you will never attain greatness on the earth. Your greatest time waster is procrastination. This is your chief enemy. It’s the enemy within and a younger brother to laziness. There are some friends you keep that have nothing to add but to subtract. These friends abound in your classroom, study arena, workplace, ministry and marriage. They affect you negatively and will never allow you to fulfil God’s mandate per time.

You do not need motivation from anybody my brother and sister. This message is coming so that you will encourage yourself and start looking inwardly at what you should have appropriated with a wise use of your time. It’s never late. You can still be what God wants you to be and achieve what you were meant to achieve in these few remaining months of the year. Instead of wasting away due to reckless use of your time, start redeeming it. To Redeem is to buy back, to recover lost time. What have you lost to careless use of your time? You can gain it back! You can still pass that examination and move on with your education! Regardless of your age, you can still be a soul winner, a life helper and a destiny changer.

Maybe you have wasted the best of your youthful time in immorality due to peer pressure and it appears there’s no future for you maritally, listen to me, you can recover those wasted years through grace. This message is to bring you back to the initial counsel of God for your destiny. You must desire a change in your attitude to time. There’s provision for you in the redemption. All you need right away is to redeem the time remaining and ensure you spend them judiciously towards achieving your desired goal in life.

What steps are you taking towards the time you have wasted in Satan’s kingdom? Wisdom demands that you use the remaining years of your life to witness to souls, support evangelism and missions, give to the poor and be a blessing to your immediate generation. Take a good position at a time like this to recover your lost ground. The Lord will help and be gracious unto you. Shalom!


Father Lord, I receive sufficient grace to recover all the time I have lost to frivolous living.

New Glory Devotional: DON’T BE WEARY – Thursday, October 11, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9).

Read: Galatians 6:9-10

Goodness is one major fruit of the Spirit that you must possess as a true follower of Jesus Christ. You are either doing good or bad. Your role as a Christian in the lives of others is enormous and the earlier you wake up to this responsibility the better. Of what value is the blessing of God on your life if you cannot channel or use it to bless the nations of the world. God said unto Abraham: “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:” (Genesis 12:2).

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38).

Beloved, we have so much to learn from our Saviour Jesus Christ. He was generally good to humanity. Aside from the fact that He’s God, He took it upon Himself to lend a helping hand in reviving lives throughout His ministerial life.

You can’t enjoy the true blessings of God if you are not ready to share it with others. A river becomes fresher, cleaner, clearer and better as it flows. A river that is stagnant will end up stinking and useless to all (Don’t forget the dead sea). You have every reason to complain about how you labour to attain Greatness and how painful it is to share. But I can tell you categorically that there will never be any fruitful labour without the unique touch of God’s favour. There’s no greatness or blessing outside God. If you have good virtues today, God intended that such virtues will be used towards the betterment of humanity, the generations of the world and most especially your fellow believer.

“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10).

If there’s anything that will qualify you for higher heights in Kingdom prosperity, it’s your readiness to share and to bless. Don’t hoard the blessing of God to yourself alone. Are you so blessed and your immediate neighbour suffers in pain, hunger, and reproach? Beloved this shouldn’t be said of you as a child of God. The gifts in your life are from God. Those abilities you now brag about were mere former potentials presently enabled by God for profitability and Kingdom growth. Moreover, God reserves the right to withdraw those gifts/blessings from those who fail to use it as He intended.

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9). Don’t get tired especially when it appears that your little efforts are not appreciated. God is the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him – Heb.11:6. Activate your potentials and then go out there to bless your world.

Are you rich? sponsor the poor, support the fatherless, care for the widows and help the less privileged. Are you so gifted and multi-talented, make those gifts channels to salvation through God and not a medium of pollution through lust. Don’t get discouraged when your good works are not appreciated. It’s God alone that can say “well done”. He knows your heart and can say truly if you are doing it as a sacrifice or for self glorification.

Action Point:

If you are a blessing physically and spiritually, you will know and God will reward you accordingly. Be good to all!

New Glory Devotional: CHRIST AMBASSADORS – Wednesday, October 10, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” (2 Corinthians 5:18).

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:18-21

What you do on the earth is a direct pointer to who you represent, and to your assignment at every given point in time. You can always examine what your roles on earth look like. You are either representing God towards world evangelisation or you are embracing the end time moves of the kingdom of darkness to the destruction of souls in hell.

The ministry of Jesus was all about God’s desire for the salvation of humanity.

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3-4).

His anointing was all about doing good to everyone on the earth! He was never found satisfying His own fleshly desires. He was, all through His ministry, moved towards the deliverance, healing, and salvation of humanity. On prosperity, oh yes, He became poor so that you through His poverty might become rich – 2 Corinthians 8:9.

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” (2 Corinthians 5:18).

Jesus reconciled us back to God. Our relationship with God was re-established through His new testament blood. He didn’t do it for you alone. It was for the whole world and while He was departing, He commissioned you and I to “greater works”. You are the representative of Christ in this present world.

How well do you represent your Jesus? This assignment is major work and should not be tied to ordinary titles of pastor, deacon, priest or bishop. “This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.” (1 Timothy 3:1). You are called to work the works of Him who called you while it’s day, the night cometh…you won’t be able to work again – John 9:4. Are you doing His work at all or you are simply fooling around chasing after mere titles? Do you even know what the assignment is? Can you be truly called a sincere representative of Christ in your immediate local assembly or neighbourhood? What are you doing to reconcile the world back to God. The assignment is clear….make disciples of all nations.

It will take a disciple to make another. What kind of disciple are you? Who are your followers? If they are following you at all, where are you taking them! As a parent, what example are you laying for the children God has put in your care. As a pastor, are you sure you are leading the flock towards God or into mammon worship due to your love for money and the untold gratification of prosperity? As a reader of this devotional, is your lifestyle a representation of the heavenly pattern? Beloved, where do you stand in the ministry of reconciliation?

“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” (2 Corinthians 5:18).

Mirror your life through His word and make all the necessary adjustments. You were created to be a blessing to your world and not a source of pollution. “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” (James 1:25). Be reconciled to God and take up this assignment of bringing souls back from destruction to the joy of salvation through Christ. Be a blessing to humanity and it shall be well with all you do!

Action Point:

Choose to be a life helper! Be What God wants you to be. Obey the heavenly vision!

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