Teaching

Why you must write (private revelation for housetop publicity)

What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you upon the housetops.  (Matthew 10:27) Making information public is what they call publishing.  Remember, writers are first hearers then writers.  Writing requires you to hear in secret.  The writer’s hearing is not for the writer alone.  […]

Read More...

Why you must write (writing is a tool of influence for leaders)

In one of my previous posts I wrote: …..writers are first hearers then writers.  What do they hear?  They hear the priorities and goals of a season.  They hear them as ideas and notice them as meanings out of trends and events.  Whatever ideas are communicated by a writer motivate action and instigate change.  Someone […]

Read More...

Why you must write (to multiply the publishers & executives of your vision)

I’ve said here that writers are first hearers then writers.  What do they hear?  They hear the priorities and goals of a season.  They hear them as ideas and notice them as meanings out of trends and events.  Whatever ideas are communicated by a writer motivate action and instigate change.  Someone and some things must […]

Read More...

Why you must write (to help you remember the pattern)

Every one of us has come to the earth with a God given assignment.  It’s encoded within us.  Life is a process of cracking the code to discover the secret buried within.  You must be born again to get the best out of the journey of discovery.  Being born again is reconciliation of humanity to […]

Read More...

Why you must write (things get lost when we forget…)

Yesterday I wrote the below: Moreover I will endeavor that you may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.  (2 Peter 1:15) Peter knew he was about to bow out of this world and die.  After a life of ministry, he was concerned about how the people would fare after […]

Read More...

Why you must write (written words stay when we are gone)

Writing comprises the words that express the thoughts of the author.  Let’s get our que of the character of words from the Word of God.  There is a couple of things that the Bible says about the character of the Word of God. LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.   […]

Read More...

Why you must write (a compelling sense of responsibility)

Writing requires you to withdraw from the grind of daily living and schedule to spend some time in the world of ideas and silent voices.  Silent voices?  Yes, they are silent and they are voices at the same time.  How?  Well, no-one can hear them but you.  Writing is a form of speaking.  All speaking […]

Read More...

Why you must write (purpose fuels action)

“Why you must write” is an important topic because it addresses the purpose of writing.   This is because purpose is a strong driver of initiative.  When I know the reason “why” for something it creates the impetus for action. Most valuable initiatives come at a cost.  They cost the actor something.  In fact, the more […]

Read More...

Why you must write (valuable ideas must spread)

We are continuing to discuss the motivations for writing. The correct convictions and inspirations about the task will work to spur you into action.  Let’s continue with another motivation for writing: Valuable ideas must spread Once you have something important to say, that is, something of value to others : generally, the greater your audience […]

Read More...

Why you must write (Words go where you cannot appear) part two

Satan hindered us to come to you. But we, brothers, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire. Therefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us. (1 Thessalonians 2:17-18) Paul, an […]

Read More...

Why you must write (Words go where we cannot appear)

We are spirits confined to the physical body.  Our spirits and souls can fly anywhere, conceiving and imagining anything.  Our spirits and souls are free but our bodies are limited.  We can do our best to travel to different places and do different things, but we can only go so far.  When all is said […]

Read More...

JESUS is building his church – how to be a part of it

Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity. (2 Timothy 2:19) Once you hear the word, “foundation,” it implies that a building project is in progress.  What is this building project?  This building […]

Read More...

Unfailing Faith through prayer

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers. (Luke 22:31-32)   But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in […]

Read More...

Faith in uncertain times

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV Uncertainty, contradiction, hopelessness are the very circumstances that make faith necessary. Faith is needed less when you are standing on solid ground.  Needed more when you need to walk on water. Faith is needed less […]

Read More...

The price of soul winning

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in […]

Read More...

Get out of your way (search & rescue)

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in […]

Read More...

Love is VALUE (search & rescue)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 Go therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:   Teaching them to observe all […]

Read More...

JESUS is looking for YOU (search & rescue)

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10.   He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that does not believe shall be damned.  (Mark 16:16)   Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the […]

Read More...

The summit of His presence (prayer protocol)

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? or who shall stand in his holy place?  He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.  He shall receive the blessing from the Lord , and righteousness from the God of his […]

Read More...

Three gears (prayer protocol)

Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; […]

Read More...

Angelic involvement in human affairs (prayer protocol)

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.  And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.  […]

Read More...

Pray without ceasing (prayer protocol)

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17.   Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.  And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.  And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of […]

Read More...

Anti-marriage spirits (entry: behaviour)

And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2) Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, […]

Read More...

Preserving many through prayer (prayer protocol)

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesians 6:18. Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: 1 Samuel […]

Read More...

Declarations & decrees (prayer protocol)

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.  Psalms 100:4‭-‬5   Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: […]

Read More...

Worship (prayer protocol)

Let’s continue with Prayer Protocol Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations. Psalms 100:4‭-‬5 Thanksgiving flows into Praise and Praise flows into WORSHIP… These are all […]

Read More...

Anti-marriage spirits (entry: demonic blockades)

If this is your first time with this topic, you can read the first part of Anti-marriage spirits. But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire. Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, […]

Read More...

Praise (prayer protocol)

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  (Psalm 100:4) Thanksgiving (discussed yesterday) flows into celebration or Praise. A consideration of what God has done leads us to a realization of His abilities. When we think of God’s abilities – we are led […]

Read More...

Anti-marriage spirits (entry: false beliefs)

Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving […]

Read More...

Thanksgiving (prayer protocol)

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Colossians 4:2 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6 Ascending the summit, hill or mountain of prayer requires that you always accompany your requests of prayer with thanksgiving. […]

Read More...

Prayer protocol

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? or who shall stand in his holy place?  He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. Psalms 24:3‭-‬4 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our […]

Read More...

Clean hands

Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty. I will say to the Lord , “You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you.” God will save you from hidden traps and from deadly diseases. Psalms 91:1‭-‬3 Who may go up […]

Read More...

The light to your prophetic destiny

Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:105 You need a revelation of God’s word! The Word is the shining light that pierces the darkness and reveals your prophetic destiny. You don’t know where you are going until the Word is revealed to you. The light unto […]

Read More...

The Word of God

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 Consider (think seriously about it with focused reflection) what the Word of God says about every matter in your life. Allow yourself to be lifted to the supreme status that the Word of God grants you. It’s […]

Read More...

Benefits

Bless the Lord , O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  Who forgives all your iniquities; who heala all your diseases;  Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies;  Who satisfies your mouth with good things; so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalms 103:2‭-‬5. […]

Read More...

Building on earth as it is in heaven

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? *But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16. And look that you make them after their pattern, which was shown to you in the mount. Exodus 25:40 Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is […]

Read More...

Faith without works

And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top […]

Read More...

Endure to Enjoy

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. Hebrews 12:2. If you are EVER going to ENJOY…you have to learn to ENDURE. You must ENDURE […]

Read More...

Presence-Joy-Strength…

Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10 You will show me the path of […]

Read More...

The seed for your need

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them. Mark 11:24. When you name your desire, God will name what is required. When you name your need, He will show you the seed. Everytime you tell Him what you want, He […]

Read More...

All IN – Nothing left out

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4 JESUS didn’t deny the cross.  It was HARD but He knew it was the only way to […]

Read More...

God owes you NOTHING…you owe Him EVERYTHING

For who makes you to differ from another? and what do you have that you did not receive? now if you did receive it, why do you glory, as if you had not received it? 1 Corinthians 4:7 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing […]

Read More...

diminishing;delay & denial of harvest

But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:6 The truth is that EVERY believer owes their ENTIRE life to JESUS. The justice of the equation is that “if He gave up His life for us…” then “we owe Him EVERYTHING.” Our […]

Read More...

A living sacrifice

I beg you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 1 Corinthians 15:31 Your life is an offering to the […]

Read More...

7 reasons why you don’t pray – #2

LAZINESS Through laziness, the rafters sag; because of idle hands, the house leaks. Ecclesiastes 10:18 NIV Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: Proverbs 24:3 KJV Building a house of prayer in your life is developing a lifestyle of prayer. Building a house of prayer in a church is establishing […]

Read More...

7 Reasons Why You Don’t Pray – # 1

You think you are alright. I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you were cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need […]

Read More...

Flowers in the wild! – Blessed women’s day

  There’s a piece of undeveloped land next to our office. On my lunch walks there I’ve noticed the beautiful, bright flowers that color disparate spots in the untamed grass. For some reason, I’ve been stopping…and taking shots.  It came into perspective when I realized it was women’s day. The flowers stand out, colouring the […]

Read More...

Vision…then faith

Vision is the material that gets you started.  Your feet don’t move until you can see.  I have long used the example that your feet intuitively find the brake pedal when visibility drops in bad weather.  You slow down movement according to the quality of your sight – from high speed to dead still. Vision is the […]

Read More...

Everyday matters – starter principles

Live everyday according to your identity and the mandate for your life.  You may want to run for president in ten years, then every single decision you made on a daily basis will matter.   Where you went, what you tweeted, what you posted on facebook – the internet has a long memory. So, even if you […]

Read More...

Starters are (humble) questioners – starter principles

Being a starter means taking initiative. It means refusing to conform to the status quo. The world is more colorful than black and white – there is more than one way to do things and there is nothing that cannot be questioned. The very best ideas based on legitimate principle are not afraid of questions […]

Read More...

Starters are questioners – starter principles

Starters are questioners. They ask quest(ions) that get them started on a journey toward answers. Solutions yield to questioners not conformers. But questioners need not be rebellious or dishonoring to their predecessors. Starters understand that they are merely building on the success of those before them. So a starter must have a healthy honour for […]

Read More...

Publishing a typo to the world – starter principles

Needless to say, the title I’ve used is quite risky.  I could publish a typo while warning about publish (sic) a typo…  So why did I take the risk? Well, because publishing or shipping your work is more important than perfection.  So – shipping your work is a clear priority but there are lessons to […]

Read More...

Vision and faith – starter principles

Vision is what inspires your feet to move toward the achievement of the things you hope for.  You could not begin without an inspiring future to go to. To continue, inspiration must graduate to faith. Faith is conviction of the reality of the things you hope for.  With faith, you are no longer hoping – you […]

Read More...

Ignition – starter principles

Starters always need a spark, an ignition.  As a leader, you are basically a fire 🔥 starter.  A fire starter needs to be set on fire before he can set others on fire.  It’s imperative that you never have a low day.  Motivation  is one of the currencies of achievement.  You must consistently and deliberately surround […]

Read More...

Press into new frontiers – starter principles

Some of us must press into new frontiers and start something for the rest of us to move in.  These frontier breakers are leaders. There doesn’t need to be one leader, there must be a whole mass of leaders, causing massive change. If I knew this early, I would have spent the majority of my time deliberately […]

Read More...

Change agents – starter principles

It’s when you outgrow change that you become a leader. You need to outgrow change so much that you become a change agent – causing change. Causing change is a much better proposition than being on the receiving end of change you are not in charge of. It is change agents that determine the circumstances […]

Read More...

Grow by doing & going – starter principles

All growing takes doing and going. Muscle development is through use. Capability grows through doing in the area of one’s occupation. So hesitating is not helping you. Start now and you will be better at it tomorrow. The interesting thing is that if you don’t move – all around you things are getting more complex […]

Read More...

Content before container – starter principles

Learn to build your content before you are concerned about the container. The container before the content may cause the container to be a constrainer. The container can be a constrainer in two ways: 1. How do you build an appropriate container for content you have not yet developed? It’s the product first then you […]

Read More...

Support – starter principles

You rarely get support before you start moving.  If you are stationary, what is there to support?  People will usually show enthusiasm once you give the idea form through action.  I have had to learn to quit trying to convince support through oral argument.  Results are stubborn, they can’t be ignored. It seems others need […]

Read More...

Things and people – starter principles

Things and people follow your actions of faith. Go ahead and start. You will find that the things and people you need will follow you.  That which can be followed is moving.  You can’t follow a stationary person or thing.  The people and things you are longing for are waiting for you to get in motion. Motion […]

Read More...

Product..service…content..not money – starter principles

If you learn to focus on product, service or content and not money, you will unlock boundless creativity and productivity.  Money is not a good product but an excellent facilitator of productivity.  Most of the time, you are not making anything when you focus on it.  Even in financial services, where money is commoditized, you […]

Read More...

Before the first dollar is necessary – starter principles

You don’t need money to start, you need faith.  If you looked at things honestly, there is a lot you can do between now and your need for the first dollar.  Build your content, build your contacts, strengthen your connections, talk to customers…..before the first dollar. You could have money and every other material resource […]

Read More...

Things follow faith – starter principles

One of the most common blockages to your starting what is on your heart to do is the question of resources or things.  The principle to master is that you don’t start because everything is in place – you would never start.  You start because of faith and things will follow your faith.  The precursor […]

Read More...

Thursday Thought – Keep your shelf tidy, spread your bed

This morning, I considered that it’s inherently sinful to be lazy enough to fail to do the mundane, everyday tasks of humanity while others reach for the stars. Many of us dream big but do little. We can’t keep our clothes shelf or drawer neat, spread our beds in the morning or sharpen our pencils. […]

Read More...