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In this series I wish to introduce you to how we can pray to achieve 100% prosperity.

  • God is interested in your prosperity and several scriptures in the Bible indicate this.

3 John 2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Psalm 35:27

Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

 It gives God great joy and delight to see you prosper and do well in every aspect of your life, halleluyah!

 In the Bible, we see Jesus teaching us to pray for our daily bread, that is, what we need to live well daily (Matthew 6:11). Further, we see that when Jabez prayed to God to prosper him, God was not angry with him but rather granted his request (1 Chronicles 4:10).

 This therefore shows that we can pray to prosper, halleluyah!

 In Nehemiah 1:1 following, we read that when Nehemiah learnt of the afflictions that had befallen the children of Israel, he mourned, fasted and prayed to change their situation. Nehemiah realized that their condition required God’s intervention and as such called on the God of Israel to have mercy on them and also to prosper them and God answered. This is the prayer Jeremiah prayed:

11 O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.

 In order to experience 100% prosperity, it is important to understand the following principles:

 1. God is interested in your prosperity but what God doesn’t want is when the prosperity takes over your heart or takes you away from Him.

In Mark 10: 21-30, we read of Jesus telling a young rich man to go and sell all he had to come and follow him and soon after that He told His disciples that they were going to have a hundredfold of whatever it is they leave for His sake and for Gospel’s sake.

Abraham had a similar experience. When God blessed him with Isaac, God requested that Abraham sacrifices Isaac; to be sure that the blessing (Isaac) hadn’t taken the place of God in his life.

One striking thing we must realize about God is that He is a jealous God and doesn’t want anybody to come in between his people’s relationship with Him (Exodus 20:5). We see this in how God immediately reacted whenever people came in between His people and Himself.

In Mark 10:29, Jesus mentions things like houses, brothers, sisters, children, etc, because these are potentially things which can come in between us and God.

One way to detect whether these things have come between you and God is by how you respond to the demands God makes on you.

A god is anything that can stop you from giving God’s due to Him and I pray that nothing will be able to stand between you and God.

 I pray that as we delve into these teachings and the blessings begin to pour into our lives, these blessings will not take the place of God in our lives but will rather encourage us to draw closer to God who is actually the Source of the blessing, Amen.

God bless you. To be Cont’d……………



There are some clear signs that people exhibit when they come into contact with very precious things. Last time, I shared with you one of the signs people exhibit to show that they have found the kingdom of God.

Today, I want to share with you other signs that show that you have found the kingdom.

 4. When you find the kingdom of God, It will be everything to you.

What gives you satisfaction? Many times when we are doing things that we like, we seem not to remember any other thing. Some people get so engrossed in their jobs so much so that, most times, they even forget to eat. This is what the kingdom must mean to us and this is the lesson that Jesus tried to teach the disciples in John 4:34; “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work”.


 5. When you find the kingdom of God, you tend not to love the world and anything in it.

The world is anything that takes you away from God. It could be a job, your friends, etc.

1 John 2:15-17 says,

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.


6. When you find the kingdom of God, your interests will be on things above and on eternal things.

When eternity becomes your focus, you don’t mind giving up everything for that sake. There is a place that when you invest, neither moth nor rust can destroy and that is on eternal things.

Matthew 6:20 says: “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal”


What we have found is eternal life. May we hold on to this treasure that we have found! Amen

There are clear signs that people exhibit when they come into contact with precious things. Last week, I shared with you one of the signs people exhibit to show that they have found the kingdom.

Today, I want to share with you other signs that show that you have found the kingdom.

2.You love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind.

Matthew 22:37

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

When people find things which are precious to them, they show those things love and affection. In the same way, if we say we have found the kingdom of God, then we need to love the LORD with all our hearts, souls and minds.


Matthew 6:21 says: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”.


David said in Psalm 103:1, “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name”.

We must love the LORD with our souls, our emotions and our feelings and our minds must constantly be on God.


3. Another sign that you have found the kingdom is that you talk to people about it with joy.


The joy with which you talk about what you have found will engender the interest of others for them to come and discover what you have found.


John 4:7 following, gives the account of the woman of Samaria who came to draw water at the well. When she encountered Jesus, she left her water pot and ran into the city to tell others about her encounter with the Master. The Bible says that the people believed because of what the woman told them.

John 4:39 says: “And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did”.


We must tell the world that our Lord Jesus came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). To be Cont’d….

There are some clear signs that people exhibit when they come into contact with very precious things and today I want to highlight these signs which we are supposed to exhibit for people to know that we have found the kingdom of God.


  1. The first sign that you have found the kingdom is that, with joy you give up everything for Jesus.

Matthew 13:44 says:


“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.


This is the first sign of someone who has found something precious and nothing else could compare with it. This is supposed to be the mark of someone who claims to be born again.


In the above scripture, we realise that no one told the man to go and sell all he had in exchange for the treasure he had found. He personally understood the value of the treasure and as such didn’t find it difficult giving up all he had to obtain that treasure.

The question I want to ask you is “have you found the treasure in the kingdom of God?” If you have, then what are you giving up to obtain that treasure? Think about it!


When I became born again, I realised I had obtained a very precious thing and therefore it wasn’t difficult for me to give up some friends, some loved ones and even my job, in order to hold on to that priced possession I had obtained.


These days when you meet people who claim to be born again, you wonder whether they have found this kingdom of great value because most of these people are not ready to give up certain lifestyles and even relationships for the sake of the kingdom.

The man in the scripture sold everything for the sake of what he had found. That is why Paul consistently prayed for his converts that they will know Christ and that Christ will be formed in them.


May God help us to continue to joyfully give up whatever it is we are holding on to for the sake of the kingdom, Amen…to be Cont’d.

Matthew 28:1 following

  • The whole of Christianity is hinges on the fact that Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead. If you take away the resurrection, there is no Christianity.
  • It is amazing to note that the resurrection was prophesied before it happened.

Psalm 16:9-10

Acts 2:29-32

  • Many people have tried to distort the resurrection and make it extinct but all those attempts have been unsuccessful.
  • Different accounts point to the fact that Jesus rose up from the dead

Someone once approached Napoleon Bonaparte that he wanted to start another popular religion and Napoleon told him that if he wants his religion to be popular, then he must die and rise up after three days. No one told him to abandon that fruitless venture.

A certain man who lived in Jerusalem lost his wife and so he started making preparations towards the wife’s burial. Being a foreigner, he had the option of either burying his wife in Jerusalem (the foreign land) or flying his wife to their home country to bury her. However in terms of the cost of the burial, it was going to be cheaper burying the wife in Jerusalem than burying her in their home country. When asked which option he wanted, he said that he preferred to fly the wife’s corpse to their home country instead of burying her in Jerusalem because he has heard that a certain man was buried in Jerusalem and resurrected after three days and since he didn’t want his wife to come back to life, he preferred to bury her in their home country, WHAT A SHOCK!! So even pagans attest to the fact that Jesus rose from the dead, Halleluyah!


We have previously established that the influence of the Holy Spirit in our lives as Christians is very important. We need help to live as Christians and also to do so many things. God recognises that we need help and that is why when Jesus was leaving this earth, He promised us a Helper, in the person of the Holy Spirit.
John 14:6 says: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you”. The help and influence of the Holy Spirit will enable us overcome our struggles and also achieve things in life.

Let us continue to explore the areas of our lives we need the influence and help of the Holy Spirit:

1. The Holy Spirit’s influence on our prayer lives

Romans 8:26 says:
“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered”.

Infirmity is the state of mental or physical weakness. The ‘infirmity’ in the verse above has to do with weakness in prayer, in terms of what we should pray for or about. We all have the tendency to exhibit weaknesses in prayer. James 4:3 says: “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts”. This scripture explains that the reason why we do not get answers to our prayers is because we pray amiss (wrongfully, incorrectly, inappropriately). For instance, maybe you are a young lady desiring marriage and you are praying that “O God let the young men look my way”. The young men are probably looking your way but maybe something physical or spiritual is putting them off. The Holy Spirit comes in to help that weakness of misdirected prayer by helping you pray aright.

Praying according to the will of God helps us receive answers to our prayers and it is the Holy Spirit who knows the will of God.
Romans 8:27 says: “And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God”.

The Holy Spirit knows what you should pray for and can even give you prayer topics.
One of the signs of praying in the Spirit is praying in tongues. It is one way by which the Holy Spirit helps us to pray.
May the Holy Spirit direct your prayers!

• The Holy Spirit will also influence you to pray for a long time
One of the reasons why some Christians are not able to pray for long is because they don’t have a certain measure of the Holy Spirit or they have not allowed the Holy Spirit to help them to pray for long. There are certain breakthroughs you may not experience until you have learnt to pray for long.

The Holy Spirit is our sure guarantee to answered prayers. Let’s allow Him to help us in our prayer lives and we will see only victories. God bless you! To be continued…


We established in our previous discussion that as Christians, we must be led and influenced by the Holy Spirit. For the next few weeks, we will look at the areas in our Christian lives we must allow the Holy Spirit to influence.

1.The Holy Spirit can influence our knowledge of God.

1 Corinthians 2:9-11 says:

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 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

Without the Holy Spirit, we cannot know God. In Matthew 16:13-17, Jesus, after walking with His disciples for a while wanted to test their knowledge of Him so He asked them, “Who do you say I am?” When Peter gave the response, immediately Jesus recognised that the response was not coming from the carnal man but by revelation of the Holy Spirit, confirming to us that it is impossible to have any knowledge of God without the involvement of the Holy Spirit.

Man, in his attempt to know God has tried books, heresies and different doctrines and all those attempts have ended him in confusion and delusion. It is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can know God, Hallelujah. A classic example is found in Acts 8:26-38, about an Ethiopian eunuch who had been reading the Scriptures without understanding. He only received understanding when the Holy Spirit got involved by directing Philip to go and explain what he was reading to him. May you receive divine revelation of the Scriptures you read as you walk with the Holy Spirit, Amen.

When you are influenced by the Holy Spirit, He will help you to know THE TRUTH.

John 16:13 says: “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

The ‘truth’ is what God has said and it is that knowledge of the truth that will give you the freedom and liberation you need (John 8:32). Many of us are still under the bondage and oppression of the devil because we don’t know ‘the truth’; that is, we don’t know what God has said. As you encounter ‘the truth’ which is the Word of God through the influence of the Holy Spirit, you will be liberated from the shackles of the enemy.

John 14:26 makes clear that when we are under the influence of the Holy Spirit, we have the privilege to know all things. Wow, what a blessing.

My dear brother, my dear sister, we have the Holy Spirit to teach us (1 John 2:27). What are you struggling with? Allow the influence of the Holy Spirit to help you know what God has said about that situation and you will receive the deliverance that you desire in Jesus’ name. God bless you. To be continued…


Many things are not as we see them. Many things happening in the physical have a spiritual dimension behind them and this part is unseen. Therefore, for everything that is working, there is something influencing it.

Matthew 13:33 says:

Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

The ability of the dough to rise depends on the leaven put in it. In other words how the dough turns out depends on the leaven or yeast put inside. Without the yeast, the dough will not rise. In the same way, as Christians we are supposed to be under the influence of the Holy Spirit. The question I want to ask you is: “What leaven is influencing your life? What influences you to do the things you do?” In this world, there are three unseen evil influences. These are:

–          The influence of the devil

–          The influence of the earth or the world’s systems

–          The influence of the flesh or senses

The remarkable thing is that both Christians and unbelievers are exposed to these three evil influences.

James 3:15 says ‘This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic’.

  • A sensual person is influenced or ruled by his senses and feelings. Such a person only follows his appetite and what he feels.
  • To be earthly means to be influenced by the world and its systems or the earth. Such a person takes no thought of heaven or hell and sees no life beyond this physical life. All that such a person pursues is to satisfy himself here on earth. An earthly Christian is carnal in all his ways.
  • To be devilish is to be influenced by the devil and evil spirits. Christians can also be controlled by evil spirits. Christians can preach, teach and prophecy by evil spirits.

As Christians we are supposed to be influenced by the Holy Spirit. The Bible says in Galatians 5:16, ‘This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh’.

All other evil influences become subdued when the Holy Spirit is in control. That is why it is important to pray for the influence of the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit leads you, you shall not experience lack, as Psalm 23: 1 says. As a Christian, you must learn to daily welcome the sweet influence, fellowship and participation of the Holy Spirit into your life. The presence of the Holy Spirit nullifies the influence of the devil. May you learn to have a closer walk with the Holy Spirit so that He can influence every aspect of your life in Jesus’ name! Amen!



Philippians 3:13-14

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

 To forget means to fail to remember; inadvertently neglect to attend to, do or mention something; to put out of one’s mind or cease to think of or consider. To forget also means to cease to be affected or influenced by something.

If you don’t forget, you cannot run the race ahead of you!

Our ability to run well this year to attain the prizes we are believing God for depends on our ability to forget certain experiences in 2013. If we don’t forget certain experiences of the past and focus on our present race, those experiences will prevent us from running as fast as we have to in order to attain our prizes.

Somebody once said that there are three days we need to concern ourselves with:

  1. Yesterday : and what we have to do with yesterday is to forget it
  2. Tomorrow: for your information, you cannot live there
  3. Today: Today is what we really have, so we must make the most out of it

Jesus said in Matthew 6:34

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

What are some of the things that Paul had to forget?

  1. A.    Paul had to put behind him his difficulties and failures. These included:
    1. His persecution of the church (Philippians 3:6a)
    2. The beatings he suffered (2 Corinthians 11:23-25)
    3. Shipwreck (2 Corinthians 11:25-26)
    4. Maltreatment, rejection and the jealousies (2 Corinthians 11:26)
    5. Hunger, thirst, nakedness, no shelter (2 Corinthians 11:27)
    6. Weakness and infirmities (2 Corinthians 11:30, 2 Corinthians 12:7-9)
  1. B.     Paul also had to forget his past successes (1 Cor. 15:10; 2 Cor. 11:5)

Failure to forget past successes can turn the success into something which is not pleasurable, like it happened to the Israelites in Exodus 16:15-20.

The verse 20 says:

20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.

May God deliver us from this in Jesus’ name.

Another thing to do in order to run well is to look unto Jesus.

Hebrews 12:2

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

When we look unto Jesus, we will not grow weary and lose heart. It is very important what or who you are looking at. The Bible gives the account of Peter walking on water in Matthew 25:25-31. As long as he kept his eyes on Jesus, he was able to walk on the water. Peter began to sink the moment he took his eyes off Jesus but rather started to look at the storm.

In 2014, may we keep our eyes on Jesus!

The Bible says He is the author and the finisher of our faith. That means He finishes whatever He starts.

The treasure of our blessed hope is what is ahead of us. Let us keep running! Amen.

At the dawning of 2014, I received quite a number of inspirational messages but a particular one struck me and it read, ‘Welcome 2014, Do Not Be Afraid, Jesus is Already There!’

How true and reassuring this is, that, Jesus was in 2014 before we even entered.

John 1:1-3 confirms this, that: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This Scripture makes us understand that Jesus who is the Word was in the beginning and that all things were made by Him, including 2014, WOW!

The Bible has a classic example of a group of people who started a journey with Jesus but forgot about Him along the way until they had almost drowned. In Mark 4:35-41 we read of the disciples who were told by Jesus to sail to the other side of the Jordan. As they sailed along, a storm arose (and in 2014 storms will arise) and they forgot to call on the One who set them on that journey. Rather they tried on their own to save the situation until they got to the point where it had become extremely impossible to do so and they realised that the ship was almost sinking. It was at that point they remembered Jesus, mercy! I pray that this year Jesus will not be your last resort but rather will be your first point of call. Save yourself the hustle and anxiety by first calling on Jesus, Amen.

So as we launch deeper into the year, I want to arm you with these keys and I know that by the time 2014 is checking out, all of us will have testimonies of the great things the Lord has done in our lives. So in 2014,

  1. Be with Jesus. Get Jesus on your side and in your boat and that is the surest way you can become victorious. Can you imagine what would have happened if Jesus was not in the boat with the disciples? Your guess is as good as mine.
  2. When you face any problem, don’t forget that Jesus is with you. There is this popular wall hanging that you find in most Christian homes and it reads: Christ is the Head of this family; The unseen Guest at every meal; The silent Listener to every conversation. Like this writing, many of us have made Jesus unseen, silent and passive but He is supposed to be the Controller of the affairs of our lives. We must understand that Jesus is with us so that He can help us. What is it that you are believing God for, remember that if Christ is in your boat and on your side, then He is there to help you so call on Him now!
  3. 3.      It is always the mind of God that you do well but we should always make the effort or the first move to get to Him. God desires to bless as Jeremiah 29:11 says but we still have to call on Him and this is where prayer comes in. In 2014 as we call on the Lord in faith, every wind shall be still.
  4. 4.      Expect something supernatural/ expect miracles. It takes a supernatural intervention for a storm in the sea to calm and in 2014, expect miracles and supernatural interventions, Amen.

In conclusion, I am asking you the same question Jesus asked the disciples: ‘WHY ARE YOU AFRAID?’ Revelations 1:17b says: ‘Fear not; I am the first and the last:’ This means whatever God starts He finishes. So if He has started 2014 with you, then He will see you through to the end. Don’t be afraid because Jesus is with you.

God bless you.