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Hey Christian 

You chose to keep secrets

This is not a crime

And I don’t imply it is

But when we shine bright in the confines of our privacy 

We are as good as the darkness ravaging our land

The gospel is not a secret treasure 

It’s light that shines in dark places 

The message is God’s wisdom to the world 

Step out!

‘Seye Maj 

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Thursday Morning thoughts

Hi there. 

I know it’s been a while I came around here. And I’m starting out to be consistent again. Pray for me!😁

I wasn’t the one to have friends or a group of folks to roll with when I was younger. I was basically just on my own. Not anymore though. I have a couple of them now. 

And I believe so much in the power of relationships, how that we need people to survive. 

There are moments in life when we are tempted to be alone and do things on our own. And we could so allow folly such that we say things like, “I don’t need anyone” or “I’d rather do life alone”. Now that’s pride gone wrong. 

As much as we may want to live in some sort of denial, we need people that believe in us and in our dreams. People who see possibilities where others see our faults and failures. We may never know the extent to which this goes in shaping the course of our lives. We may never know how much our mindsets can been affected by the right relationships. 

I am a Christian, and I am responsible for my spiritual growth. I need to pray and study my Bible constantly. 

I admit that I won’t be doing enough of these if I don’t have certain relationships in my life. This means that my effectiveness in the course of the gospel can be strengthened by my relationships. And of course the right relationships. 

On the flip side however, the wrong relationships can hinder my growth and productivity. 

In some relationships, people see possibilities on a whole wrong level. So it’s beyond “He believes in me”.

I mean he could believe in your folly and strengthen it! You know what I mean? 

So here’s the summary of my thoughts. 

Have the right relationships that build you up. This is quite basic. But beyond this, honor your relationships.

If there’s this person that is all over you, always looking out for you and all. Hold them in high esteem because they have placed value on you.

This worths more than gold! 

And people know when you don’t value them. They know when you don’t believe in them the same way you see when they don’t believe in you. They know when your actions are just on a superficial level and not from your deep sincere insides. Our actions betray our hearts. Help them to always remember that they are appreciated, loved and honored. 

‘Seye Maj 

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Delusion

​Well, that’s the word on my mind. 

It’s really cool to see that some churches  are beginning to teach about new creation realities. Our reality. The fact that the finished works of Christ has declared us righteous, justified and at peace with God. The fact that the  believer is sanctified. The believer is one with God. The very essence of God is in the believer, meaning that the believer is the habitation of God. 

Just read the epistles and see these realities for yourself. 

Before, the problem was that people were teaching works. How that you need to do certain things to receive the grace of God for your everyday life or for you to “make heaven”. So we begin to wonder why it was called “grace” in the first place if we have to earn it. 

And it doesn’t mean that soo many churches still don’t preach works and have put up mosaic law-like ordinances ignorantly. There’s still a lot of labour in the word and prayer to do with regards to this. 

However, is it now a crime that we are teaching new creation realities in church ni? 

I mean, things we should take responsibility for, we now account to the finished works of Christ. 

I mean Christ died to save sinners. That’s all. The blood of Jesus was shed for the atonement of sins, reconciling people back to God. Nothing else. 

But now as far as we are concerned, Christ died to give us money. Christ died to give us A-grades in school. Now have we become comedians. 

Just think about this. Anything Christ finished on the cross is perfect and perpetually expressed in the believer. If it’s not a constant in your life, Christ did not die for it. For example, our righteousness is perpetual. The Holy Spirit is always in us. He never leaves. We are perpetually sons of God. We did nothing to gain it or sustain it. 

But if you don’t read, you won’t pass your exams. If you don’t work, you will be financially poor. You need to attain to these things. 

That means Christ did not die for them. 

No more delusions. Read your Bible. 

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Tuesday Morning thoughts 

​Great day it is already. 

On my mind this morning…

I have been in the church setting long enough to know that people are not the same. We’ve all got our excesses. We all make mistakes. As far as I’m concerned, you can’t relate with people that long and not see their faults, their imperfections. 

And truth is, those faults are what you defined them to be, at least in some ways. There are things we personally define as wrong based on our opinions about them. We, in many ways, create the standard. So, I believe that there are things that are generally regarded as unacceptable and there are things we personally regard as such based on our personalities. 

Example is, if you don’t like long talks, then anyone that engages you in long conversations talks too much! You determined that. Someone else is perfectly alright with that. 

If you believe in being calm in your disposition about what you seem to believe in and someone else is loud about what he perceives to be right, you conclude he is a fanatic. Perhaps, an extremist! 

People are just not the same. 

I feel this is something to think on. 

We are to walk in love as our absolute. Accommodate

However, if wrong is what is really demonstrated by the people around us, then we must learn to accommodate them, and in love, help them to be better people. 

This can always be done. 

However, the mistake certain church folks make is in adopting methods contrary to God’s perspective (which is the only perspective) on expressing love. 

God does not find faults. It’s his nature. 

James 1:5

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God, the One giving generously to all and not finding fault, and it will be given to him.

We find faults. We are more aware of people’s inadequacies than the possibilities they carry deep inside. 

We must come to learn that God has no intention to condemn anyone. As those who partner to do the works of Christ on earth, we also don’t point out faults. 

We see possibilities because people can actually be better.  It’s our job to magnify the possibilities. This is very important. 

God declared the believer righteous, not because he’s got everything right morally. But as far as God is concerned, the believer is His righteousness. It’s what He sees. Righteousness! Not faults! 

2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.



John 3:17 KJV

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (Msg)  Because of this decision we don’t evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way once and got it all wrong, as you know. We certainly don’t look at him that way anymore.

Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it!

Blessed day. 

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Spirit led

​It’s the beginning of a blessed week.

There’s always something to be thankful for. In fact, there is always a lot to be thankful for;

The gift of people, friendship, leadership, health and needs met. 

I especially love to stay aware of the relationships in my life. The people given as gifts. Mentors, the church family, friends again and again. 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Here are some of the things I learnt in the past few days in church and everywhere else. 

We are not without guidance.
Every believer has the Holy Spirit. 

Ephesians 1:13 KJV

In whom ye also trusted , after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

John 14:16-17 KJV

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [17] Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.



And we can see from these scriptures that the Holy Spirit stays forever! He does not leave. 

He is not Water that evaporates, Fire that quenches or a Dove that flies away. 

He is a person that stays! 
By reason of this, we are not without guidance. 

The leadings of the Spirit is our inheritance in Christ. 

Romans 8:14 KJV

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

1 John 2:20, 27 KJV

But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. [27] But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.



So from now on, we can live life not confused, with much more clarity, because we are now aware that we are led by the Spirit. 

‘Seye Maj 

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Joy

It isn’t about the humor in their words
Neither is it the lavishing of gifts upon.

I died to myself
And all that once satisfied

That I may know Him
And the story of me He authored

For the revelation of Jesus
Is the stirring of my joy

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God in da hood

hello!
I love the house of God. Don’t you?
I love the church and everything she stands for.
But today I think I’m just gonna point out something we need to work on. I hope it’s okay with you.

So here it is:
“I think I have a problem with us.”
“Anything to worry about?”
“Yes! We have become addicted to the church building!”
“errr…”

We pray to have amazing services and see mighty things happen in our midst. Of course, there’s nothing wrong in that. The church is the place where we are built to maturity and equipped for the work of ministry. But then, there is so much energy in the church that is not channeled to the streets!
So, there it is. We have a problem!
The last I remember of the Great Commission, Jesus said we should go into the world, not stay locked up in a church building!
I really don’t see why we can’t direct our passion in church to the streets.
Do you even know how many people need Jesus? How many lost people there are in your neighborhood?
Do you have an idea of how many unchurched people live on your block and need a church experience?
More than ever before, we need the church to bring God to the neighborhood!

God forbid that we are a people who are comfortable in some building and forget that our mandate is to the street.
God forbid that we will be a people that are blinded to the needs outside our church zone.

Let’s take the healing power of Jesus to the parks, slums and everywhere man is found.
The same atmospheres we have in our church meetings can be taken to dark alleys too.
The love of God transcends our imaginations, reaching to the depths of the soul of the seemingly unlovable.
Everyone therefore deserves a chance to hear the good news that God loves them and wants to do life with them.
No man should be robbed of the chance to either choose or reject Jesus.

But somehow, we don’t seem to know that people really wanna break free from the chains that hold them in. There’s just something in every man that longs for some higher satisfaction- God.

“If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to myself…” Jesus

“Who desires all men be saved, and all should come to the knowledge of the truth”. Paul, the Apostle

I’m challenged to give people a God-opportunity by offering them a church experience.
What about you?

Great Sunday morning.

‘Seye Maj

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Restoring Sanity

I believe God is with me, and I hope you do too.

Of recent, my thoughts have revolved around a mindedness of the presence of God.
I believe that the church believes what the Bible teaches and not what the TVs communicate. I hope so.
If God’s word says “I will never leave you nor forsake you” Heb 12:5, and it says the Holy Spirit is always with the believer (John 14:17), then we must believe it totally.

I live in a generation where we judge the presence of God by the spectacular.
I live in a generation where we judge the presence of God by our emotional state. So to us, God is only there when our minds feel so, and God is not in the not-so-exciting situations

We must teach our hearts that we walk by faith and not by sight.
That you don’t feel it does not mean God is not in it!
If He said “I will never leave”, then He meant it.
I live in a generation where our faith is base on what our eyes can see and our senses can relate with.
That is carnal. We were not like this.
Jesus made one of the most profound foundational statements about our Christianity.

John 20:29 KJV
“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed”.

That set the pace for our faith walk.
If we will believe what God’s word says about God’s presence, we will come to see that:
God’s presence is God Himself
God’s presence is not something we invite everyday.
God’s presence is constant.

It’s time for this Christian generation to come back to her senses!
Whether you have God-bumps (goosebumps) in a prayer or worship meeting; or it just feels like a regular day lifting up hands to praise, and not feeling all the holiness and splendor of heaven, God is in it!
Except, of course, you have a faith problem.

I live in a generation where we judge the effectiveness of a prayer moment by our senses. And we judge the anointing (God’s call) on a minister by how much “presence” he carries into a gathering.
WE HAVE LOST OUR MINDS!
Now, the 21st century church guy wants everything to be spooky, weird and mystical.
Jesus was not a weirdo when He walked the earth. Yes, He healed the sick, raised the dead and cast out devils. All these are expected of us too as believers. For us, this is natural.

Mark 16:17-18 KJV
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; [18] They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

But He wasn’t spooky. His discussions were simple. I mean, everyone could stand a conversation with Him. He was the young, handsome story telling man, who loved people and couldn’t stand them being oppressed.
And yes, He was a gentleman too.

What should be our focus?
God’s kingdom!

What really matters now is to see God’s kingdom find full expression all over the earth.

We spread the Word
We pray down the reign of His kingdom.
We seek God’s interest first. The supernatural is not far away.

The supernatural is here. And if you don’t feel it, it doesn’t mean God is not in it.

‘Seye Maj

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Prophecy: Our Response 

Hello there! 

I trust this series has been a blessing to you as much as  it has been a huge blessing to me. If you haven’t read any of the previous thoughts  please do read the first one here and the second one, which talks about the effects of prophecy on the believer here.

Today, I hope to write briefly on what our response should be to prophecies. 

Now, one very important thing the Bible teaches us is this; 

Despise not prophesyings. 1 Thessalonians 5:20

This implies that, in the ultimate, our response to prophecy is honor.  

One tendency we must always look out for is Familiarity,  especially in church/believer circles where the prophetic is a norm. We tend to get too familiar, such that when prophecies come, they no longer hold weight to us. We just hear them, get excited about them and forget about them. Then we begin to despise prophecies. 

Our response must be honor, no matter how many times you receive prophetic words in a day.  

One of the ways we honor prophecies is by writing. 

Habakkuk 2:2 KJV

And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

One great thought in that bible verse is that when you write, you run.  This is basic. When we write down the things God has said concerning us, they help us to remember God’s promises and hold on to them.  Putting down these things is strength for our journey.  

Going back to what you’ve written  helps you take stock of which of these promises you are already seeing in your life, and which ones have come to pass. This helps us to actually judge God faithful!  And the ones that are yet to be seen, this pushes you to pray some more! 

And yes! This is another way we respond to  prophecies. I remember in my last post that I said that prophecies furnish us, and how that Timothy was equipped by prophecy. 

1 Timothy 4:14 KJV

Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

Then we see Paul telling Timothy in 2Tim 1:6 to stir up the gift of God In Him which He received. 

2 Timothy 1:6 KJV

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

When prophecies come to us, we stir up the reality communicated. Don’t just be passive. No. Don’t just write down prophecies. Pray them to reality. Call them to be. According to Romans 4:17, God calls the things that be not as though they were. If truly we are of His nature as believers, then we can also call things that are not as though they are.  We take authority by our words. 

Don’t just sit there. Act! Pray those prophecies to be. Call them forth in the name of Jesus

For example, If someone says to you by prophecy that there is an anointing upon you for some sort of leadership, you’ve just been equipped by prophecy! Begin to declare “I call forth this gift of God in me in the name of Jesus. I give expression to this anointing in my life!” Pray in tongues! Build yourself up into that reality. Stir it up! It is your responsibility! God will bring His words to pass, but He needs you to partner with Him in prayer. 

He wants you to seek, so you can find. He wants you to knock, that the door might be opened unto you. That’s how it works. 

Meditate on the promises you have written down. You can’t afford to be passive. 

If there are prophecies you are not seeing their manifestation yet, it’s okay. Stay with it. Pray through it. Believe through it! 

Another way we respond to prophecies is that we rejoice!  Yes. That is the response of someone who believes God’s word. 

Psalm 119:162 KJV

I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

Laugh about it. Dance about it. Sing about it. God is faithful. That’s the response of someone who believes God’s word. 

I believe with this understanding, the new year is going to be amazing as we stay on God’s promises in the scriptures and His promises to us through personal prophecies, His promises to our local churches through prophetic words and His promises to our friends and families.

It can only get better! I call you victorious! 

From me to you, Happy New Year! 

‘Seye Maj 

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Prophecy: What happens to us? 

Hello!  I hope you were blessed by my first post in this series. If you haven’t read it, please do here

Before I get into my thought for today, I will like to say a couple of things. 

Firstly, every believer can prophesy because it is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit to the believer as seen in 1 Corinthians 12. This implies that every believer can operate in any of the gifts stated in that scripture, be it prophecy, discerning of spirits, healing, miracles. Whatever it is, you can walk in it by faith. 

However, this is totally different from being a prophet. That you prophesy does not in any way make you a prophet. Not everyone can be a pastor, teacher, apostle, evangelist or prophet. These are offices God specifically calls certain people into as seen in Ephesians 4:11-13. Prophecy as I said is simply declaring God’s intentions. It is not foretelling. However, when it comes to the office of a prophet, then you will begin to see other elements of the prophetic in a larger scale. You begin to see more expressions of revelation gifts, as in word of knowledge and word of wisdom, which can also contain predictive elements as seen in the story of Agabus in Acts 11:28 and 21:11. This is different from what you see in Acts 21:8-9 that talks of four daughters of Philip that prophesied. It did not say they were prophets. It’s two different things.  It’s in the office of the prophet that you also see expressions of the seer dimension and of course the gift of prophecy is also in play. All these to the end that the church be edified, equipped for the work of ministry as seen in verse 12 of Ephesians 4. This implies that prophecy is just an element of the prophetic.

Prophecy comes from a desire to love people. It comes from a desire to encourage people and bless them. 
EditProphecy is removing ashes and covering people with a mantle of joy. 
Prophecy is bringing healing to people. When it is released, it is strength for the weary, direction for the confused and calm for the troubled. 

I hope this brings some answer to questions that may bother people’s hearts. 
Now to my thought for today; 

What happens to us when prophecies are released over us? Today, I will like to share on the potency of prophecies. I will just leave you with two quick thoughts. 

1. Prophecies are activators!  This doesn’t just sound cool. This is reeeaalllly cool. 😎 

In John 6:63, Jesus says that the words that are released are capable of giving life. This is a fundamental knowledge of prophecies. When prophecies are spoken over us, they go ahead to activate the reality communicated.  For example, if I prophesy over you, and say you will begin to see so and so manifestations of God in your life, what just happened is that I just created an atmosphere for the expression of those things. In fact, I just activated them! That’s how powerful prophecies are. We can see an Old Testament type of this when God told Ezekiel to prophesy over dry bones. Mahn, they came back to life! 

1 Timothy 4:14 is a good one. 

1 Timothy 4:14 KJV

Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

Did you see the word “given” there? Yeah. That’s exactly what it means!  It is translated from  the word “didĂ”mi” which means to “supply, furnish, to give one something to his own advantage…”. This implies that prophecies furnish us. Prophecies equip us! I mean, we can clearly see from that verse that Timothy was furnished by prophecy! We shouldn’t make light of prophecies. 

Despise not prophesyings 

2. Prophecies edify. We see this in 1 Corinthians 14:3-4 

1 Corinthians 14:3-4 KJV

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. [4] He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

The word edify actually means to build up (like an edifice), to charge (like a battery). It also means to refresh. Edification is an act of promoting another’s Christian growth. What amazes me is that this is the same word used to describe what speaking in other tongues does to the believer! 1 Corinthians 14:4. 

When you speak in tongues, you are edified. When you are being prophesied to,  you are edified. This means that prophecies do to the church what speaking in tongues does to an individual! This is how powerful prophecies can be. In fact, the amazing Apostle Paul says he’d rather you prophesy! 

There are other things prophecies do to us as seen in scriptures. Prophecies comfort us, encourages us and reassures us. 

Like I said, this is not exhaustive. You still need to go back to study God’s word. However, I believe this is some basic stuff to know. 

My last post in this series will be on how we should respond to prophecies, and from there we can run with everything God is telling us for the new season ahead. 

I call you blessed