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New Glory Devotional: YES I CAN – Tuesday, October 9, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13).

Read: Numbers 13: 30-31

It is the presence of God in a man’s life that promotes him from the natural to the supernatural.

“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).

Without divine help, the mortal man is feeble and extremely vulnerable. You can only get the best of God when your life is solely dependent on Him and Him alone. Without God, victory as far as life is concerned will be a mere daydream.

Your glorious future is not a subject for debate. God has a good plan for you and has promised to give you an expected end. Jer.29:11. For the children of Israel, possessing canaan was a settled issue. God will not lie nor repent of His word. What He has spoken concerning you, your family, business and career will doubtless come to pass in Jesus mighty name.

These promises however, can be hindered. Your confessions can rob you of your God-ordained possessions. If you cannot confess it, you have no access to possess it. You must agree that salvation comes through grace only when you wilfully and genuinely confess Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. So with your promised land, your future is only possible when you truly believe God for His word and you proclaim it without wavering. This is not an attempt at rhyme at all neither is it a cliché, your confession will affect your possession, whether positively or otherwise. That’s why faith is always required at every stage of your life. If you can’t believe it, you can’t receive it. You can only confess what you believe.

Four years of waiting on the Lord for the fruit of the womb is not enough reason for you to agree with the devil that you are barren. You must not confess failure when God has designed you for success. As a lady, why are you joining the world in believing that all men are the same! Your experience notwithstanding, God is more than able to lead a faithful brother to you! Your God can never be too late or too early, He’s always on point. Don’t join myopic folks to confess that there are no jobs for graduates. If God could prosper Isaac during the days of famine in Gen.26, He will surely come through for you if you truly believe. Don’t give in to fear or evil report. Disallow every negative word and advice that comes contrary to God’s operations in your destiny. What you don’t resist with faith and holy anger has every right to remain! If you entertain negative advice and indulge in negative confession, that’s your choice. Evil reports will not rob you of your divine possessions in Jesus name.

“And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.” (Numbers 13:30).

Stand up at once and say to yourself: Yes I can. I am well able to get this task done. I cannot be intimidated.

Intimidation is the foundation of frustration and limitation of a man. You don’t need to feel inferior before any man. Greater is He that is in you compared to him that is in the world. You carry God, so, all doors must open to you of their own accord. You have divine backing already! Move on with a positive attitude, faith and positive confession. Go and possess your portion in the miraculous. I tell you beloved, you are well able to dispossess your enemies sitting on your rights, promotion, joy and breakthrough. Go and be victorious. Say unto yourself: Yes! I can do all things through Christ.

PRAYER:

I receive grace to think in line with your word and to possess my portion through positive confession.

New Glory Devotional: FULLNESS OF JOY – Monday October 8, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11).

Read: Psalm 16:5-11

Man is by nature, limited in all areas of life. What qualifies a man for glory, victory and excellence is the backing of the Almighty. For without God, man can do nothing (John 15:5). Every man on earth is in daily search of joy and fulfilment. These cravings have either brought men closer to God or gotten them enticed by the devil.

Joy is one major fruit of the Holy Spirit that compels the move of God. There’s no situation on earth that can bring man to fullness of joy. God is the source of joy and as such, every one seeking eternal fulfilment will require divine intervention. If God is not in your pursuit, victory is not in view. The closer you are with God, the better you become on the earth. All other avenues to joy devoid of God’s touch, will at best only earn you happiness. Happiness is common and is as a result of happenings. No material acquisition or physical attainment can produce joy. Whatsoever a man possesses can only bring happiness which is short-lived and has temporary effects.

Salvation without the joy of the Lord is frustration in disguise. You can’t enjoy God when you live this earthly life in sorrow. It’s required that we pray in this fruit of the spirit into our lives if we will harvest the best of God on the earth. The joy of the Lord brings strength and encouragement to the believer – Nehemiah 8:10. You can’t make tangible progress in life without a merry heart. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22).

Don’t allow the situations of your life, marriage, business and education to weigh you down. You can only get better if you link up with the Holy Spirit to receive abundant joy.

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10).

God is the only known source of abundant joy, blessings and miracles. Don’t be deceived, if God is not in your pursuit, success will never be in view. Get God and get peace and joy. Seek the Lord and be blessed of Him. In His presence is fullness of joy; at His right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11). Don’t stay on the wrong side of earthly failure and defeat. Get into true fellowship with your Maker. Spend good time in worshipping Him, serve the Lord with gladness of heart and not by compulsion from men. Be built up through His word. If you will do these, your joy and miracles on earth will have no end.

PRAYER:

Grant me access to the fullness of joy that comes from Your presence.

New Glory Devotional: STAND UP FOR JESUS – Sunday, October 7, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 1:3).

Read: Acts 5:40-43

Christianity is a lifestyle and it shows wherever you go provided you are genuinely transformed and renewed by the precious blood of Jesus. The life you lead and the company you keep is a proof of who you are. You can’t be of Christ and not be different in this crooked and perverse generation.

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. ” (Matthew 5:14-15).

Light can never be hidden. It commands the respect of darkness and rules in all places. Light stands out. The believer in Christ is called the Light of the world because he is the ambassador of Christ on the earth and also a guide of the world out of obscurity to the knowledge and counsel of the Lord.

You can only proof the sincerity of your salvation through the life you lead. It will show if you are standing for Jesus. “Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. ” (Matthew 5:15). Why are you covering the grace upon your life? Why are you ashamed of being called a Christian among your friends, colleagues and before sinners? What are you advertising – God or worldliness? Who do you worship and respect – the Lord Jesus Christ or your boss who brings reproach to the name of God?

“And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.” (Acts 5:40-41).

This is the time to let your light shine so bright! This generation awaits your manifestation and as a child of God you are either making God happy or celebrating wickedness. If you truly carry the light of God you will do the work that brings salvation to all. This is the end of the age and Christ will soon return. What are you going to say before his throne concerning the life you have living.

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” (2 Corinthians 5:10).

Are you truly for God or the world? Where do you belong brethren? Is it not becoming difficult daily to place you correctly? You are neither here or there! Can the world out there testify that you are truly a born again Christian? What is your next door neighbour saying about the faith you proclaim? Are you drawing more souls to heaven or your lifestyle, dressing, language, music and daily conduct is helping the devil to gain more followers? You need to rethink and be guided accordingly. The coming of Lord is near!

PRAYER:

Father Lord, please help me on a daily basis to stand out from the crowd and to be a channel of salvation to this world of sin.

New Glory Devotional: BUILDING A GLORIOUS HOME – Saturday October 6, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:” (Proverbs 24:3).

Read: Proverbs 24:3-4

Your home is your primary place of abode and it forms the genesis of all your daily activities. It’s expected that you keep a home where love, joy and peace will reign. The presence of these three virtues will determine how much of God your home can accommodate. A peaceful home should be your desire. War and strife give no room for progress, development and success. It is therefore important that you seek wisdom to get the best of God for your home.

“The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.” (Proverbs 3:33).

Wisdom is a major prerequisite in building a home. If you will build to last, you need to consider the foundation you want to lay, carefully select the best material and seek counsel on how to make a success of the entire project. If you lack the required understanding, you are preparing for a crash in future except you seek God and ask Him to meet you at the point of your need.

“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 1:5).

Every single brother and sister reading this devotional must not joke with the warnings of the Lord. You can only get a glorious home if you are not laying your foundation on wickedness. Who your partner is will determine how good or bad your future home will be. If your relationship is not built on the Word and the fear of the Lord, you are building a future in wickedness.

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:1)

If you choose a sinner friend for your future husband or wife, you can only expect the results of sin in your future home. What are some of these results? War, quarrel, unfaithfulness, lack of trust, selfishness, pains, etc. But if you, through the help of God and a good understanding of the counsel of the Lord about marriage, choose a godly man or woman, you can be sure that a glorious home awaits you. Remember, if the foundation is destroyed, how will you cope as a righteous person? You can only sow glorious seeds to reap a glorious future. If you fail to acknowledge the position of God in establishing a godly marriage, you will have the rest of your life to regret your unholy choices and actions.

Don’t wait to experience the pains that come from building on a wrong foundation. Your marriage won’t head towards a divorce or break up if you can build with God today. Consider your children and their future. You won’t like to see them grow wayward. Majority of the calamities in most nations of the world are caused by children from broken homes or those that lack proper parental care and love.

What is the present state of your home? Glorious or filled with pains and regret? At any level, the Lord can still help you. Take these things to God in prayer. Don’t harm yourself and don’t allow the devil deceive you by driving you further into error. God is your only solution and help in time of need. He will help you grow your home gloriously. It is well with you

PRAYER:

Father, give me the wisdom and understanding required to build a glorious home. Don’t allow me to run in error in Jesus mighty name.

New Glory Devotional: THE POWER IN YOUR TONGUE 2 – Friday, October 5, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.” [Eph. 4: 31]

Read: Eph. 4: 29-31

We shall continue today from yesterday’s message on the power in your tongue. It is evident from the text we read yesterday (James 3:1-12) that your tongue, though a little member of your body has enough power to direct your whole life. The rightful use of this member of your body will enhance productivity, progress and success, not only in your life but also in the lives of the people you come in contact with. As a bona fide child of God, it’s therefore expected that you get your words seasoned with grace such that you minister life and not death each time you communicate or respond to issues around you.

“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6

You can lead a quiet and peaceable life if you will allow the Holy Spirit to tame your tongue.” But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” James 3:8. You need God to be able to speak the right words.  Your marriage can never be heaven on earth if you fail to learn how to turn the usage of your tongue around for good in all modesty and humility. Many homes are in shambles today because of mere exchange of words. Likewise many great relationships have hit the rocks because of the wrong use of words. A lady confessed to me how she missed the love of her life because she couldn’t control her manner of speech during discussions. You should know that what you say with your mouth can never be interpreted the same way by different listeners. Also, once you have spoken, you can never take back what you said. You must therefore be careful when releasing your words so that your intentions will not be misconstrued.

Beloved, it’s time you examine yourself. Do you speak the right words or use foul language? James 3:9-10 says: “Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.” You can desire a change today. You can develop the virtue of holy silence. Holy silence produces peace, reconciliation, forgiveness, etc. It doesn’t defend itself, argue, and seek the last word. Moreover it teaches you to bridle your tongue. You won’t need to talk all the time. Must you be known everywhere or speak on every issue? Jesus is the example in this regard. “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.” Isa. 53:7.

You can also take this issue of your tongue to God in prayers. David did pray: “Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.” Ps. 142:3. Until the door of your lips is kept from foul and annoying words, you may not enjoy the desired peace on the earth.  The word of the Lord says: “Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.” Eccl.5:2. The later part of  Eccl.5:3 reads: “a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.”

Make up your mind to speak the right words at all times. The word of God is the best word ever known. You are either speaking the mind of God or the counsel of the devil. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. Read more of the scriptures to get a good picture of what is expected of you per time. Don’t allow the word of the Lord to depart from your mouth, mediate on it day and night (Joshua 1:8). The more you dwell on His words the better you become as a Christian and with the help of the Holy Spirit, your tongue will begin to produce life and not death. Beloved, as you yield yourself continuously to God, you will forever be a blessing to the generations of the world. Don’t ever forget this: There’s Power in your Tongue.

PRAYER:

Father, help me to yield every member of my body to the control of the Holy Spirit. I refuse to be a victim of the wrong usage of my tongue.

New Glory Devotional: THE POWER IN YOUR TONGUE 1 – Thursday, October 4, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.” (James 3:2).

Read: James 3:1-12

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21).

Your tongue, though little, is a strong member of your body that you must not use carelessly. If you live carelessly with your tongue, you will in no time live a careless life on the earth. The tongue is a major control of the body. If your body is under total control, you can be sure a glorious life awaits you here on earth.

Many have been destroyed due to the misuse of their tongues. Idle words are dangerous. They have a direct negative impact on the life you live. You can’t make wrongful negative confessions about your situation and your life and expect positive results afterwards. What you think is what you’ll say and what you say has every right to stay. “Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:” (Numbers 14:28).

Your tongue is so powerful. It reveals your personality and depth. Your words are the yardstick by which your wisdom and your level of spiritually are measured. It’s better to remain silent than to bring yourself low due to the wrong use of words. Your tongue will not only build or destroy your life, it also has the same effect on the lives of the people you come in contact with. You can make a glorious destiny through the correct use of your tongue and you can also destroy an enviable destiny when you talk loosely about people and things you know nothing about. You are either building or destroying destinies by the way you use your tongue.

“Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.” (James 3:10).

We have seen many born again Christians of long-standing whose tongues yet defile. How can you confess Jesus genuinely and your words not prove you have been with the Lord. The fruits of the lips of so many Christians are worse than that of some unbelievers. Foul words, unholy jesting, crazy jokes, dirty language and even cursing are some fruits we see in out midst. But hear the word of the Lord to you concerning this: “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” (Ephesians 4:29).

What are you offering God and man from your lips? “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.” (Hebrews 13:15). Don’t deceive yourself, you know where you belong as far as the use of the tongue is concerned. If that member of your body is not under control, if God is not continually blessed and if the people around you cannot testify of the good words from your lips, then you need to check yourself and make all necessary adjustments.

PRAYER:

Please help me to control my whole body and life through the right use of my tongue.

New Glory Devotional: BE COURAGEOUS – Wednesday October 3, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:9).

Read: Joshua 1:7-9

One characteristic that made David to stand out in the battles of life was courage. He was fully determined to conquer. Courage is being afraid but refusing to fear. Courage is never enabled until there’s a reason to fear. I remember as a child in the village, how fearful it was when we saw a snake coming near our house one day. The saving grace then, was the ability to summon up courage to destroy the venomous beast.

It is required as we progress in life that we always be courageous. Life is never a fanfare as many make it out to be. It’s actually a warfare. No man stands in the midst of a dreadful battle without fear of being killed, wounded or maimed. The only access to victory in the battles of life is courage to move on and never give in to fear.

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:9).

You are commanded to be courageous. It was not an advice. It’s mandatory that you begin to see victories in those battles facing your marriage, business, education and ministry. You are not expected to give up. “And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:” (Exodus 14:15). Fear brings setbacks and defeat. Courage compels victory and success. If you through fear retire in the midst of life’s struggles, you’ll end up a prey in the camp of the enemy.

David moved towards the roaring Goliath with faith and unwavering courage. He conquered the enemy of his time by believing and acting on the word of God. You don’t know how successful you’ll become in that business if you don’t have the courage to start. I once spoke with a lady who said she could not take up a university programme because she wasn’t sure she would make it in the course being offered her by the school management. People will come to discourage you in that business. They will show you 101 reasons why failure is inevitable. The choice is yours to believe your God for the supernatural or to lose your miracle to fear.

What is that assignment before you? How lofty is that project? You can only win if you have enough courage to start. The very day you begin to confront your fears is the day your open door to unlimited victory starts. You will return with your victory songs in Jesus mighty name.

PRAYER

I receive grace to conquer my fear. I’m not giving up because victory is mine. Halleluyah!

New Glory Devotional: THE CHOICE IS YOURS – Tuesday, October 2, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15).

Read: Joshua 24:13-15

God has never forced His will on man. He can only encourage you to follow that path that will enhance your success, productivity and fulfilment. You have the right to choose which way you are to follow, either the right or the left. In fact, some may chose stagnation just like the children of israel did when they desired to return to Egypt because of their love for the cucumber, garlic and onions.

You are a direct product of the decisions you made yesterday. Whether positive or negative, you must have a result for every step you take. This is the reason why you can’t afford to choose wrongly. You must consciously look through your plan to be sure you are not on the wrong path.

Your choices will always speak. The results that you get will announce all that you have done in your secret heart. At the level of results, the whole world will come to the knowledge of all you have done either with yourself or with the Lord.

Is your choice in line with the counsel of God for your life? The Bible says: “There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.” (Proverbs 19:21). This scripture is only applicable to those who are set to obey the Lord. It’s for the strong hearted who will patiently consider what God is saying concerning their present situation.

The Word of God can never lead you astray. If you will drop the dictates of your flesh, the lust of your eyes and refrain from pride, you will have unlimited access to the abundant grace made available by God. He’s speaking to you right now. He says choose life and live! Embrace His truth and be free from the deceit of men.

Beloved, the choice is yours. It’s either God’s choice or self-choice. May you not be led in error in Jesus name.

PRAYER:

Father, open my eyes of understanding that I may discover Your choice for my life. Don’t ever allow me to choose to my own damnation.

New Glory Devotional: THE MIND OF CHRIST – Monday, October 1, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” (Philippians 2:5).

Read: Rom.12:1-2

Beloved, your success in life and ministry can only be possible if your body, soul and spirit are in direct cooperation with the word of God. Your mind is the required tool for effective and successful living. This is why it is important you develop your spirit man to take total control of your body and mind.

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” (Philippians 2:5).

Your mortal mind is weak and not always supportive when issues of life arises. That is why it’s always easy to give up in the face of the battles of life. The desire of God for every true believer is that we have the mind of Christ.

The mind of Christ is bold, strong and it’s always undefeated in any battle. It’s important to note that this kind of mind is directly functioning and empowered by the word of God. This makes it difficult for it to be wrongly informed or mislead the fear of the unknown. How far you will go in life is directly proportional to the kind of message your mind receive and the object of control it has.

“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” (Galatians 5:17).

Your natural mind needs total renewal if you will function correctly in destiny. The word of God is the only available medicine to get your mind out of fear, deceit, failure and the challenges of life. You can only see solutions through the Word of God! Fear comes by hearing and hear the words of men. Faith is built on the word of God. Your mind cannot embrace the expected victory and success if not totally renewed by God.

If you have the mind of Christ, you will easily see into the realm of the Spirit the provision of God for you in the redemption. You will be positive about your goals and dreams. You cannot have the mind of Christ and not be sure that your future is bright. Regardless of the economic situation of your nation and the world at large, your mind once linked with that of Christ enables you to hear the sound of abundance of rain like Elijah! You need to train up your mind to think the way the word of God says you should think regardless of your feelings.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8).

KEY POINT:

The remaining days of this year are too much to get your victories and miracles delivered provided you have a renewed mind set. Ask God to renew your mind through His Word!

New Glory Devotional: PREACH THE WORD – Sunday, September 30, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

Read: Mark 16:15-20

The ministry of Jesus Christ was gracefully handed over to every believer and the assignment was clearly stated: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. ” (Mark 16:15). That’s the assignment and it the purpose of God for every born again child of God on the earth!

“To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:19).

The call is unto reconciliation not judgement and condemnation of the world. Beloved, you are not the judge of the earth. Your are an evangelist in this world. “Go Ye”. God is not interested in death of any man. He wants all to be saved and that they should come to the knowledge of the truth. 1Tim.2:3.

What are you doing about the lost souls in your family, on your street, place of work and in your city? You are not called to dress nice and cute every sunday for worship only. You are saved to save others. Some workers in the present day churches are mere Sunday Stars. After the service of Sundays, their assignment is over. Without the Microphone or good musical instruments they can’t perform their heavenly tasks. Beloved, that’s not how it should be. Can you boldly say you have at least a soul going to heaven through you? What are you doing with the grace that you have received? Are you preaching salvation or busy condemning the sinners on your street? Remember, you were once in that dirty state until Christ showed forth for your deliverance.

This message is a clarion call. Make up your mind to be involve in what interest God most. People are trooping daily into hell due to sinfulness and deceit of the devil. You can deliver them through the words of Christ of your lips. There are Gospel tracts all over the place for you to distribute. You can also support the missionaries on the field with your money, materials (cloths, etc) or go in person. What about prison and hospital ministry? Jesus Christ said: “I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. ” (Matthew 25:43). The purpose of God’s blessings in your life is to bless and deliver the world. What are you doing for the kingdom my sister? What is your assignment on the earth my brother.

“And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” (Mark 16:20).

This is the time the gospel is most needed. Now is the acceptable time. Souls are perishing but my people are merely living in merriment. Apostle Paul encouraged Timothy: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” (2 Timothy 4:2). Make up your mind today. Be a part of this end time army and the grace for signs and wonders shall follow you.

ACTION POINT:

Your ministry is either reconciliation or condemnation. Where do you stand?

New Glory Devotional: EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY – Saturday, September 29, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” (Ephesians 3:20).

Read: Ephesians 3:20-21

God is rich is all goodness and mercy. He’s not holding any of His blessings back from His children. For as many that call on Him will be found of Him. You can only live in lack if you are blind to the resources available to you in the redemption.

The essence of redemption is elevation and reduction. You are initially on ground zero of sin and iniquity which culminated in total poverty, sickness and gross misfortune. The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ terminated the age of sorrow, sin, sickness and poverty and shame. We came into salvation by His precious blood and we gladly access the treasures of heaven through His blood that was shed for our sakes. Jesus is come that you may have life and have it more abundantly, John 10:10

Beloved, everything you need is already provided. God didn’t create you into lack and poverty. His thoughts towards you are for peace to bring you to the expected end. Jer.29:11.

Your needs will be supplied according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. You have access to all that is God’s.

The key to receiving these abundant blessings is faith. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6). Diligence in faith is a major requirement for the delivery of your expected miracles. You can’t get best of God if you are not committed to His course. You can’t be committed without being diligent. Stop watching what you don’t want. Your Father is rich in all things. Move closer to Him in prayers and holiness with strong faith. Trust in your sickle and harvest your desired joy, breakthrough, success, marital success and unlimited prosperity.

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” (Ephesians 3:20).

There’s a power working abundance in you. Don’t waste it. Make haste to utilise it. Yield yourself completely to God and enjoy all the benefits made available in the redemption by your heavenly Father. You will never live your years on earth in lack in Jesus mighty name.

Key Point:

It’s not impossible to see a prince walking bare-footed. Your choice for prosperity and abundance can never materialise if you refuse to speak to your heavenly Father. Go ahead, talk to Him today and it shall be well with you!

New Glory Devotional: DON’T RUN IN VAIN – Friday, September 28, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11a).

Read: Psalms 40:1-3

One of the greatest evil befalling man in this last days is his inability to be patient with God. The race of life is never for the impatient if it will be to a reasonable end. Many marriages and homes are in big mess today because the timing of God was rejected for the dictates of the flesh and lusts of the eyes.

David said: “I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” (Psalm 40:1-2).

You cannot put God on the run! He knows the right time for the delivery of your miracles. Only be patient! To a reader of this devotional, the only warning God has for you is ‘WAIT’. People who refuse to wait on God will end up as waste on the earth. Many lives have been wasted on the road to destiny due to impatience. Many women are seeking divorce in their various homes today because they couldn’t wait for divine time and God chosen partners. God knows your frame and He has timed your miracle. The best you can offer is to allow Him direct your plans. Don’t give God time rather submit to God’s timing. Don’t negotiate, this is not a joke.

A sister called in for counselling early this year on marital issues. While discussing with her, the Lord asked me to encourage her to be patient but she wouldn’t listen. All she wanted was marriage at all cost. Before June ending, she has been deceived by three guys.

The best test of quality is time. Give that love time and see how true it is. We have been with God all these years and it’s evident that He can never fail. James 1:4 says: “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting. May you not run in vain in Jesus mighty name.

Remember what God says unto you: “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31).

Patience qualifies you for greater height. As you trust God for testimony, ask for grace never to be weary, read more of His word and seek divine counselling. You will not miss your portion in life in Jesus name.

Pray:

Father, give me grace to wait for Your timing for my life. I refuse to run in vain in destiny in Jesus mighty name.

New Glory Devotional: CONQUER YOURSELF – Thursday, September 27, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:” (Colossians 3:5).

Read: Judges 16:1-31

Your success and victory in battles life is not just about effort alone, it is about understanding and having the correct mindset. Sometimes in life attitude is more important than aptitude. The school of success actually shows attitude carries more marks than aptitude. Aptitude is ability while attitude has to do with confidence. As you go through life God wants you to develop a lot of confidence. I don’t believe in confidence without competence, but I believe that competent people must become confident and confident people must become competent. I have seen people that know next to nothing who are confident; they can get a lot of things done. Similarly, I have seen people with a lot of competence but lack confidence in the critical moments of life.

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:11).

God will allow you to meet the negative things that the devil has done for you it again from other people so as to master it. If you never master it, that thing will master you and keep you from where you are going. It was the anger that Moses did not conquer that moved him away from where he was supposed to stay. It was the lust for women that Samson did not conquer that dethroned him, as you know Samson always had problem with women. God allowed Samson to have encounter with women to master the weakness in his life.

There is a difference between your problem and your weakness. Your problem is something in your surroundings, while your weakness is something inside you. You can ignore your problem but you can’t ignore your weakness and win in life. God will allow situations to face you so that the problems in your life, the weakness in you, you can conquer it. In life you are not promoted because of the presence of strength but because of the absence of weakness. A man that masters his weakness can overcome his problem and overcome in life but a man that thinks it is his problem alone that he’s going to face is doomed to lose somewhere in life, rather it is the weakness inside you that you have to conquer. Actually, the greatest victory is not going to be over the devil, it is going to be over yourself. Have you conquered yourself? Have you conquered those weaknesses inside you? Your success story will never emerge until your thorough subdue the day to day manifestations of your weaknesses

PRAYER:

Lord, I acknowledge every internal tendencies of weakness in my life and I receive the grace to conquer them in order to be successful in all areas of my life.

New Glory Devotional: COLD ALREADY? – Wednesday, September 26, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

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

Read: Matthew 24:1-12

This season is no doubt the end of the age. Beloved, we have all the signs already. It’s no longer news that the coming of the Lord is at hand. Every wise heart will quickly remember the days of the flood and the evangelistic ministry of Noah. Each time I remember the warnings of Noah and the number of souls that were destroyed in the flood, I wonder why there’s no better response to God time like this.

“For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;” (Hebrews 2:2-3).

Many started well in the faith but the situation of their faith is nothing to right home about at the moment. I suppose the things we see and hear when compared to the warnings of the Lord should prepare our hearts and minds on following the Lord and not heeding the deceits of the devil!

“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. ” (Matthew 24:12). Your present spiritual temperature is pointer to where you are going at the sound of the trumpet.

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52).

Why are you growing cold? It’s simply because your love for the Lord has been substituted with love and cares of this sinful world. The cares and pleasures of life you once rejected are things you now celebrate to the detriment of your soul and spiritual growth. Aren’t you cold already? Where is the place for the word of God in your life? When last did you witness to a dying soul? Is your prayer time not replaced with movie time? How many of God’s instruction do have in your heart at the moment? Are you currently celebrated by the people of God or by your sinner friends? Who is leading this journey of your life?

If you will be true to yourself, sit down and examine your life if you are still in the faith or not. Your decision will affect your destination. If your decision is to follow these fleshly and sinful dictates, you can’t be numbered with the Lord at His second coming but if you through grace and faith in the world of the Lord renounce the devil and his deceitful appearances to draw you back, you will make it to heaven at last.

Oil your lamb for the Lord cometh like a thief in the night. If on this cold state you continue, the assurance of eternal life with God is shaky but if through faith in the word of the Lord you renounce the devil and his destructive suggestions, you will make it at last.

Prayer:

Father, restore me to righteous and holy living and make me ready for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

New Glory Devotional: SAY NO TO INGRATITUDE – Tuesday, September 25, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1).

Read: Psalm 100: 1-5

The possibility of gratitude in all situations of life has been much talked about. It’s evident that not everybody can choose thanksgiving when the ships are down. Thanksgiving is one great quality in Solomon that made him standout in history and among every other king on the earth. Until your heart is correctly positioned, you will never see how wonderfully the Lord has blessed and what you stand to enjoy through gratitude.

God awaits true worshipers. He seeks those who will be grateful for all they see, hear and experience. He does not expect thanksgiving only when it appear that all needs are met.

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. ” (John 4:23).

Beloved this is the hour. The very present time is the best for worship, thanksgiving and jubilation! If God hasn’t wrought His greatness in and through us, the present situations of the world would have swallowed us up. But you are preserved. You are not redeemed at such a time like this for mere frivolity! God specially and specifically determined that you will see the light of the day. I know you have been blinded and greatly hindered from gratitude all because it appears you haven’t receive answers to all your requests. But beloved, there is a hope of a better tomorrow. God is thinking good thought about you. A thought of peace and success to give you your desired miracle. Jer.11:29 . Hope is a great attribute that qualifies you for the supernatural. Your future is bright, colourful and glorious. That’s what the Bible says. “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” (Romans 5:5).

A grateful heart will not murmur at the little received. Thousands of the children of israel were wasted in the wilderness because they cheaply forgot that the same God who killed all the first born of Egypt, parted the red sea and drown the host of Pharaoh’s army is more than able to give them the promised land. Ingratitude will do nothing but block your access to the next miracle. David continued victoriously throughout his lifetime because he has a heart for thanksgiving.

The little you have received is enough proof that the rest will be supplied. Say no to ingratitude and appreciate God for what he will do. Remember, he’s not a man that he should lie or son of man that he should repent of his words. Count your blessings and name them one by one. You will be greatly encouraged that the Lord is good and He’s able to do exceeding abundantly above all you could ever ask or think.

Action Point:

if you crave higher altitude in life and destiny, make gratitude your daily lifestyle. Dedicate a whole day to appreciate God for his great works over your life.

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