Growing up, we used to attend a certain church. It wasn’t as large as it is now, but it was still quite known globally – to an extent. A family member was a major leader there, and was very close to the Head pastor. Then stuff happened. Politics, lies, manipulation came in and the familyContinue reading
This topic has been bouncing around in my head – and I knew I had to write about it.
Years ago, I was between churches. I worked six days a week, so I needed one that, preferably, was close to the office. There were a few around, but one in particular had caught my attention…
Ask any Christian – and they’ll reel off the drill needed for spiritual victory: Pray. Read the Word. Meditate. Fast. Pray in the Spirit…and so on.
However, you can do all this – and still be a spiritual weakling.
Kenneth Copeland shared how his wife, Gloria, had been asking God to teach her how to fully and more powerfully operate in the spirit.
A few days ago, it suddenly struck me, “Deborah, it’s been a loooong time you’ve been depressed!”
Momentarily sad, unhappy or upset due to circumstantial happenings? Oh, sure.
But depressed? It’s been ages. Literally years.
This was a miracle because, many years ago, I used to be depressed. Really depressed..
A young lad was brought to stay with us. His English was really bad. He could barely hear or speak the language. When I spoke to him, I tried to speak slowly and in broken (Nigerian pidgin English) so he could understand me. I started, “Wetin be your…?” Immediately, my mum interrupted me sharply. “No.”Continue reading
Years ago, I was preparing to take the usual Sunday school class at church. The topic for that week was “The Whole Armour Of God”. It was/is a familiar topic – and I was ready to teach, raring to go. The scripture passage, of course, was taken from the popular Ephesians 6:11-18.
As was the usual practice, I was having my personal study at home before leaving for the general review at church when, suddenly, it was as if a veil was torn away – and I saw myself in the Spirit:
I was naked – having only the helmet of salvation on…
You know what scared me the most about the curses in the Old Testament?
It wasn’t the level or intensity of God’s punishment. No.
Rather, it was the heart of the people.
Let me explain.
If someone asked your closest friend out on a date, then told them, “In this relationship, if you do what I like, I will spoil you and make your life the most beautiful experience ever.
However, if you leave, break up with me, or – worse still – have an affair, I will destroy you and everything you have so bad, you will wish for death?”…
…what would you tell them?!