Saturday, January 18, 2014

Power of Tongues

One day as I was meditating on the word of God, I heard a voice spoke to my heart these words, “I will teach you about the mystery of tongues”. I turned around to see the one who had spoken, seeing no one, I knew the Holy Spirit wanted to teach me something. As I thought about those words, I turned to Gen 11:1-9 1. And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech... Language or tongue is a unifying factor on earth. People of the same tongue naturally gravitate to one another, there is a natural affinity or bond between people of the same tongue. In 1988, I participated in the National Youth Service, a Yoruba man, I was called to serve in the Northern part of Nigeria which consist predominantly the Hausa's. Getting to Sokoto, all Yoruba men I saw became automatic friend and close confidants. You will be surprised how we were bounded together just because we were of the same tongue. There were no distinctions, you are Ijebu or Ijesha, I am Ondo – no, we saw ourselves as one; why was it like that? Because we were in the foreign land, the best thing to do is to unite. All Christians are citizens of heaven, we are here (on earth) as foreigners, as ambassadors of heaven, we must speak our language (faith). Faith is our language, when we speak that language, we understand each other and communicate with home station and we receive help anytime we need it. The people united together to build the tower of Babel because they are all of one language. The unity and power that comes from it can surmount any problem on earth. They of the then world were so powerful that God said in Genesis 11:6 6. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one and they have all one language and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be refrained from them, which they have imagined to do. The unity that comes from language and tongue results in a very powerful influence that even God acknowledged that “nothing will be restrained from them. The only solution was for God to bring confusion among them by making them not to speak the same language and tongues again. If that was done, God would now be able to stop them from achieving their purpose. Who you hear speak to your life goes a long way to affect you. Man is a product of WORDS and so is affected by words (for good or bad). In I Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, … This implies that there are tongues of men (which comprise of different languages) and of course, there are tongues of angels (which we speak anytime we speak in tongues or in divers kinds of tongues). When you speak in tongues, you are speaking the tongue of angels, you are working in harmony with God’s spirit, you are becoming united, in agreement with the forces of God. When you are constantly doing this, you are generating such powers that make for success in any endeavor in life. When you agree with God in language (faith) and tongues (speaking in the spirit), you are positioned for success unlimited. Let’s see I Corinthians 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh no unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; how be it in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. The mystery of tongues make for success or failure in this world. Speak the tongues of angel and they will help you fix most problems that are seen and unseen they will help you bring your file to God’s table and ensure they help you to have a speedy execution of all your request. They (angels) will naturally gravitate towards you, when you form the habit of speaking in the spirit (or speak in tongues). Like you read earlier, every man will naturally fall in love with his towns man in a foreign country. We are citizens of heaven, we are seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly places (Ephesians. 2:6), we are in a foreign land, we need to speak our language and tongue to get our people and government to help us succeed in all things. Dear reader, team up with God and His Angels and you will be able to build your success unhindered by any power or force in the universe. Let’s see I Corinthian 14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself … To edify means to build up, when you speak in tongue, you build up yourself, your business or ministry, your home, your children, your health etc. See also I Corinthians 14:14,15. If you want to hear God’s voice or opinion on any matter learn to speak in tongues often in your prayers (Jude 20), this makes your spirit open and sensitive to God to hear his direction for you life. We are ambassadors of heaven here on earth; we are not of this world even though we live in this world; we are citizens of heaven. Speaking our language (faith) and tongues (praying in tongues) will attract the forces from our home country (heaven) to come to our aids each time we need support. We always need constant support from home if we must make it to success land and shame the devil in this world. The mystery of tongues is the secret of power. The heavens love and are gravitated towards her citizens who do not forget their home language and tongues. When you get into this, you enter into the realm of miracles, a realm of signs and wonders, a realm of power. Start from now to desire it, God has given you, receive the ability to speak in tongues NOW in Jesus name. May the Lord give you a good understanding of these things in Jesus name.

Overcoming Problems of Life

Every one of us faces one difficulty in life or the other and yet some are succeeding. If anyone can succeed in spite of the problems they went through, so can you. This is true; success begins with this knowledge that you too can make it. Success in life does not depend on the absence of problems, it is even more pronounced when there are insurmountable problems. The more your problems, the greater glory you will receive when you eventually overcome. I started very well in life, born to an average family. My dad sent me to boarding school from the tender age of eleven; this gave me the tough opportunity of making decisions on my own. In the boarding school, it was my own responsibility to make certain decisions, ranging from which friends to follow, what to do with my time and all that. So many challenges and difficulties faced me while in school because in those days, the senior students did persecute the junior ones. Our seniors could do and undo, we feared them more than our teachers because we would always be together in the hostel when every teacher had gone home. Many wicked seniors would punish the junior ones till very late in the midnight. Succeeding as a student then in the midst of those difficulties was not an easy task. I remember one day, a very 'wicked' senior called me to help him buy bread and beans worth ten Kobo, and he gave me only five Kobo. I explained to him that he ought to give me ten Kobo, and the next thing was a big slap on my face. “What did I do wrong?’’, I exclaimed. “You sent me on an errand, I was fully ready to obey, but you did not give me the money to complete the errand, now, you slapped me”. He shouted at me and sent me to go and get his food or else I would be punished throughout the night. There was no money on me to complete the transaction. A friend who had gone through the same ordeal from this same senior advised me to go and find all means to get the food worth ten Kobo for this senior. I wanted to do this, but there was no money. One of the very strong principles I had developed from childhood was that I would not go a- borrow for any reason under the sun. I came back with five Kobo worth of bread and beans. When this guy finished dealing with me, I almost fainted or even die as a result of what he did to me that night. God saved me through one of his friends, who told him it was enough. These kinds of treatment gave me wisdom to manage my time and like Jesus said, “We are sheep in the midst of wolves”. So as a sheep, I needed wisdom to move in such ways that no wolf would harm me. Many of my classmates failed very simple exams because of the trauma we all went through in the hostel, but some still passed. From the age of eleven, God had taught me to know that it is possible to succeed in spite of difficulties. The difficulties I encountered in the hostel from the hands of wicked seniors were enough to make any student fail exams, but I was still able to make it. You may be going through tough times now, but you can still make it; I don't care how difficult your present situation may be, you can still make it. Difficulties did not come to break you but to make you; tough times did not come to inject fear, but to build boldness in you. You have what it takes to become a super success in life: go for it, do not stop at anything less. When I became a senior student myself, I had compassion on the junior students. My own sufferings in the hands of those seniors restrained me from being wicked to any junior. God also used me to influence many friends to stop that act of wickedness on the junior ones. May be God is permitting you to go through these difficulties because He wants you to be able to help and encourage somebody in times to come who will be undergoing the same difficulties. Are you going through afflictions and difficulties? Is life treating you so badly? Have you been rejected and forsaken? Do you consider your life a failure because of problems that have defiled solutions? I have very good news for you; this book will help you find your way to the success land that you dreamt about when you were younger. You can make it in life despite the very difficult time you are going through right now. I love the slogan credited to Robert Schuller, “Though times never last, but tough people do.” I believe in you, I believe that you can make it, I believe that God had invested in you and that you have what it takes to be successful in life. All you need to do is GO for it, and you shall have it.