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There seems to be a 3-fold pattern for most things and issues involved in the things of God in the Bible. For example we see God revealing Himself as the Father of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, each revealing a part of God’s nature and purpose in His processes for the human race. Each of His revealed identity captures something of His purpose and all three give a more accurate picture of God’s plans and purposes. The God of Abraham reveals the aspect of God as One who provides even in the most impossible situation. He is more than enough to do the impossible when we believe, have faith in His Word (like Abraham) and participate in His plans for our lives. The God of Isaac is the One who expects us to walk in submission and obedience. Isaac was revealed as one who was in subjection to his father and all...

The first indispensable quality of a leader according to John Maxwell, in his book, 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, is Character. Character has to do with inner qualities. What a person is made of. Character in a leader inspires confidence in others. How a leader deals with the circumstances of life tells many things about his character. Crisis reveals character. According to John Maxwell, "adversity is a crossroad that makes a person choose one of two paths: character or compromise. Every time he chooses character, he becomes stronger, even if that choice brings negative consequences." He also says "the development of character is at the heart of our development not just as leaders, but as human beings. Action is the real indicator of character not just talk. Your character determines who you are. Who you are determines what you see. What you see determines what you do. Character is a choice! Leaders cannot rise above the...

Genesis 1:26-27 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." God gave dominion to man (mankind) and the scripture clearly says "male and female created He them". God gave dominion to them both. They were not meant to dominate one another. God intended that they exercise authority through the release of their God given potentials. In doing so they would experience fulfilment whilst discovering, developing and deploying their gifts and talents within the context of their relationship with God and with one another. Their creation in Genesis...

This word integrity is from the root word Integer, which means whole number. The word has to do with wholeness, being true to God, to one’s self from one’s heart. There must be guiding principles for integrity to be real. Wholesome principles that are true and act as a grid through which events and circumstances in our lives are judged. It has to do with being just, right and truthful. A key example is found in Genesis 20:5-6 where a king who was told that Sarah was Abraham’s sister was planning to take her as his wife. God intervened in the matter and confronted the king for attempting to take another man’s wife. His reply was that he did what he did out of integrity of his heart and God said He kept him from sinning because he was doing it out of a heart of integrity. It is interesting to note...

“The earnest (heartfelt, continued prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]” (James 5:16 Amplified Bible.) “If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7). “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” (Matthew 21:22). We have many promises in the Bible that help us develop confidence in the place of prayers as well as God’s willingness to hear and answer us when we pray. However, one of the unresolved issues in the lives of many Christians is the subject of unanswered prayers. I have heard people say God can say “yes”, “no” or “wait”. Is this true? There are many unanswered prayers in the lives of many believers. Some have no idea what God wants or what His plans are for their lives, so...

Daniel was described as a man with the spirit of excellence - ‘an excellent spirit was found in him.’ (Daniel 6:3-5). He was described as faithful, without error or fault, and the secret was found in his connection with his God. With that kind of spirit they could not stop him from succeeding or rising to the fullness of his potential unless they cut him off from his God-connection. In Acts 24:13-21, from the Amplified translation, we read how Paul, in his own defence, talks about his relationship with God: ’and therefore I always exercise and discipline myself (mortifying my body, deadening my carnal affections, bodily appetites, and worldly desires, endeavouring in all respects) to have a clear conscience, void of offence toward God and men’ (verse 16). To have an excellent spirit demands that we walk in wisdom, knowing how to deal rightly with people, and maintain a relationship with...

This is the end or (bottom line) of the matter: fear God and keep His commandments. The two ingredients: the fear of God and keeping His commandments (obedience) are vital to our study of stewardship as they form the foundation or the basis for the operations for our study subject. The fear of God is the worshipful reverence for God that leads us not only to depart from sin (as it does not please God) but it engenders an attitude of worship and love for God. Obedience to God implies doing what God wants with the right motives and focus. The purpose, principles and practise of stewardship are very vital to our life’s achievements. God’s expectation of mankind can be summarised by the word: Stewardship. Faithfulness in stewardship is the pass mark for promotion and increase. To be a good steward of anything you must know the purpose of the thing....

My heart yearns for the fullness of God to be manifested in human lives. Paul prayed in the book of Ephesians that they may be filled with the fullness of God. It is obvious from scripture that God wants to see the revelation of His glory in the lives of members of His family on earth. There have been progressive revelations of His plans and purposes throughout church history especially as we study the restoration of truth, offices and understandings. I believe we should be moving towards the finishing line now: Coming into the full manifestation of the sons of God. There have been many streams of knowledge as well as movements in the Body of Christ. We have ‘tabernacled’ around one stream of knowledge or the other, thinking that it was the fullness, only to realise it was a part; not the full picture. Let us take in the full picture so...

This is one of the secret treasures of the people of old who walked with God in their times and had very successful outcomes in their obedience and response to God's dealings in their lives. Our study is an attempt to unravel some of these secrets to enhance our own walk with God; a study on holiness which is made possible through a lifestyle of separation unto God, for His purposes not to be hindered in our lives. It also includes an understanding of quality decisions called consecration.  A quality decision is a decision based on God's Word from which there is no changing of mind due to pressure. The enemy has taken advantage of our humanity's tendency to laziness, entertainment, carelessness and generally pandering towards ease. He (Satan) has combined this well with disappointment and hurts to breed strife and disconnections among the saints of God.  All of these were designed to...