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PRAYER ENERGIA

Man of God! Help me, my prayer fire is quenching.😭🙏🏻

Pastor! Aid me, I’m not praying again.😭🙏🏻

Counsellor! My Prayer life is under attack. Please Help.😭🙏🏻

These and many more are the cries of some people on my wall. If you’re having such issues, then welcome on board. I’ll be sharing with you some Principles that will help you grow your prayer life.

1.THE PRINCIPLE OF RESPONSIBILITY

The number one factor that people do get wrong is creating the mentality that it’s the counselor that will help them grow their prayer life. No! No! And No! You’re the one responsible for your growth. I can’t be eating and be expecting that you’re the one that will be defecating for me. You must be the one that responsible, while the Counselor is there to only guide you. It’s the sense responsibility that will make you to be accountable. If you know you’ll not be responsible please don’t read further.

2.Principle of an Operating System/Time management.

Time management is life management. If you can manage your time very well and you can Create a some hours in your schedule for prayers, then you’re really ready to pray. The reason why you’ve not been praying is that you don’t painstakingly schedule the days of your prayer weekly, monthly and yearly. You have to build an operating system around it. How do I build an operating system around it? You do so by first deciding the numbers of days you’ll be praying in a week e.g. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will be my prayer days(I’ll advice you couple it with fasting)and you’ll create some hours out of those days according to your schedule.

This may be tedious, but remember you have to grow🧏🏻.

3.UNDERSTAND YOURSELF

I’ve met with so many people that will be like it’s only midnight they want to be praying. Prayer made in the normal day seems not to be potent to them. See these Bible passages:

Psalms 127:2 – “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.”

Ecclesiastes 5:12 – “The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.”

And many more scriptures that speak about night rest.

Understand your Prime Time. Prime Time is the time that you’re most active. This can be in the day or night. The fact is that you must pray, not you must pray in the night.

Stop comparing yourself with someone that their prime time is in the night. Doing this comparison will always makes you not to achieve anything. Stop thinking that it’s an attack. It’s not an attack. It’s misunderstanding of Yourself.

I’ve seen some people that will say they can’t Pray by 12am because they have had a stressful day. I advise them to change the time to 5am in the morning and they are doing well in prayer now.

More so, I’m not underestimating night prayer. In fact I used to do that at least once in a week but the fact is that you must understand yourself.

4.PRINCIPLE OF PROGRESSION

Some people are fond of boasting here and there saying things like, ” I just finished 12 hours of tongues at a stretch.” Well, they have their reward. When you hear this, it enters your head and you say to yourself that you’ll go and try it too. I’m assuring you that you can never reach that level.

You don’t just wake up after you’re just been given birth to and start saying that you want to be eating strong bones. You don’t start school in university level you start it in primary level. You don’t start praying 60 hours when you’ve not practice praying for 60 minutes.

Start by setting a progressive goal for yourself, tell yourself you’ll pray 30 minutes for this week and increase it with 15 minutes by the following week, as you do that you’ll see that praying for long hours will soon become easy for you.

5.PRINCIPLE OF AN ATMOSPHERE

Prayer energy is always available when you leverage on an atmosphere. What’s an atmosphere? This simply means playing a spirit filled song to charge your environment. You can plug in your earpiece and play chants or tongues. Go to Naijasermon.com.ng and look for Spirit filled chants that will elevate your spirit in the place of prayer. Play it along as you pray.

6.PRINCIPLE OF TONGUES

You can’t go far in prayer if you’re not baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. You’ll always exhaust your prayer points on time if you can’t pray in tongues. You can get aid on how to be baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues through the tongues series on this blog.

7.PRINCIPLE OF INTERCESSION

When you see someone that is praying in tongues for a longtime, they don’t pray for themselves. Rather, they intercede for the kingdom and the church. Cultivate this attitude and see yourself grow in prayer.

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Which is the Master key: Prayer or Knowledge ?- Pst. Ife ADETONA

We thought PRAYER is the key.
My dear, KNOWLEDGE is the Key o.
Read my lips: “I didn’t say prayer is not the key”

Pastor Ife, break it down.

Prayer is the MASTER KEY. I mean, prayer is the GENERAL KEY. This general key opens the entrance door to the house. But each room has its own key. Room of fruitfulness has a key. Room of prosperity has a key. Room to heal the sick has a key. Room to be healed has a key. Room to live without falling sick has a key. I hope you’re getting me?

That is why someone can be holy and be poor.
Someone can be healing the sick and be sick himself.
Someone may always get healing every time he is sick but he always fall sick.
Nah the key you get, na him dey work for you.
A believer can be rich and have a broken home. He didn’t have the key to good marriage niyen.

What is this key? KNOWLEDGE.

Proverbs 24:3
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:

4 And by knowledge shall the chambers (EACH ROOM) be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

WHY YOU ARE POOR AS A FULL-TIME MINISTER 6 – Pst.Ife ADETONA

#6 You Are A Packaged Beggar.

There are different kinds of begging: direct and indirect begging. Whichever you belong to, it would render you wretched in the ministry. The first assignment of God over your life is to rip you off dependency on man. The earlier you master your lessons, the better.

Do you know why Jesus told His disciples to salute no man on their way? The second time, He told the seventy also “Salute no man”. That is, don’t lobby around any man.

Don’t greet any man in a way that could trigger pity feelings. You know that style: “I didn’t ask o, nah dash they dash me”.

God once told me: when I see a begging/lobbying pastor, I say: “he can take care of himself”.

What’s the biggest amount you ever gave to a beggar?

Jesus told His disciples: “You have little faith”. The two times I sent you out, “Did you lack anything?” They said NO, nothing!

Do you get it?
Jesus said: take no bread along. Take no extra clothes along. Take no purse along. Do not patronize any man.

That’s a test.
Jesus was setting them up.

If they could pass the “greet no man” test, they will be able to build faith for their finances and eventually for the great task of the ministry.

Money is the least of all things involved to have a great ministry but if you pass the money test, you will do well in other areas.

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Is Tinubu God’s Will for Nigeria? – Pst. Ife ADETONA

This seems to be the biggest question in Town right now and no one seems to be ready to answer it. But why the question? Do you think God’s will would have been Atiku or Obi or Kwakwanso or…I could go on. There were up to 18 candidates. Or do you limit your list to the first three because they are the most likely to emerge?

Do you think Buhari was God’s will in 2015? Or Jonathan was God’s will earlier on? Do you think Mahmoud Yakubu was God’s will for INEC chairmanship? Why are you not asking if Emfiele was God’s will as CBN Boss.

I could go on, you know? Was 1914 amalgamation God’s will? Was it God’s will that the British Government colonize Nigeria?

Okay, let me stop here.

There’s “God’s Foreknowledge”
There’s “God’s will”
And there is “Predestination”.

If thieves rob a house, God knew ahead but does that translate in God’s will or what He predestines?

The Bible says: two ways are before you, one to life and one to death, CHOOSE. He doesn’t determine what you choose but he knows where the one you choose will lead to.

Let me break it down. IF Bro. A proposed to Sis. B, God knows Sis. B would agree IF she doesn’t listen to the advise of Uncle J. IF they both decide to have a child immediately, God knows they may not because of a condition that the brother has but IF they take simple medical steps, God knows that they will have a male child and then IF they apply to travel abroad, they will succeed but their marriage may not survive it. God knows IF they choose to stay back, they will do well in farming…..and so on

Is Tinubu God’s will for Nigeria? That’s not the question. The question is, if God knew he would be the one to win.

Another question, if his government is like others that have gone ahead of him, what would be the fate of a child of God?

The Scriptures say: He makes all things work together for the good of them that loves him and walk in His purpose.

Three things-
He doesn’t cause wrong things to happen but could turn anything around for the good of those who:

First, love Him.
Second, walk in His will.

Another question, will Tinubu be sacked? Only God knows “IF”.

Are you saying nothing is certain but based on IFs.

Many things in human affairs are based on IFs, God gives man the power of choice. It became solid when Adam ate from the maturity fruit- knowledge of good and evil
However, every affair of man is certain at some point.

Take home-
There’s a way out in God first, for you- if you will seek it. And also, the whole nation- if we will seek it.

APOSTLE’S CREED

  1. Roman Catholic Version:

    “I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
    Creator of heaven and earth.
    I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
    who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
    born of the Virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, died, and was buried;
    He descended to the dead.
    On the third day, He rose again;
    He ascended into heaven,
    He is seated at the right hand of the Father,
    and He will come to judge the living and the dead.
    I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy catholic Church,
    the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins,
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting. Amen.”

  2. Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed (Nicene Creed):

    “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
    Maker of heaven and earth,
    and of all things visible and invisible.
    I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
    the only-begotten Son of God,
    begotten of the Father before all worlds,
    God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God,
    begotten, not made,
    being of one substance with the Father,
    by whom all things were made;
    who for us men and for our salvation
    came down from heaven,
    and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary,
    and was made man;
    and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;
    He suffered and was buried;
    and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;
    and ascended into heaven,
    and sits on the right hand of the Father;
    and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead;
    whose kingdom shall have no end.
    And I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the Lord and Giver of Life;
    who proceeds from the Father and the Son;
    who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;
    who spoke by the prophets.
    And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
    I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;
    and I look for the resurrection of the dead,
    and the life of the world to come. Amen.”

  3. Reformed Version:

    “I believe in God the Father Almighty,
    Maker of heaven and earth.
    And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord,
    who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
    born of the virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, dead, and buried;
    He descended into hell.
    The third day He rose again from the dead;
    He ascended into heaven,
    and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
    from there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
    I believe in the Holy Spirit;
    the holy catholic Church,
    the communion of saints;
    the forgiveness of sins;
    the resurrection of the body;
    and the life everlasting. Amen.”

  4. Luther’s Small Catechism Version:

    “I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
    Maker of heaven and earth.
    And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;
    who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
    born of the virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, dead, and buried;
    He descended into hell;
    the third day He rose again from the dead;
    He ascended into heaven
    and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
    from there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
    I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy Christian Church,
    the communion of saints;
    the forgiveness of sins;
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting. Amen.”

HOLINESS SCRIPTURES

Holiness, as depicted in the Bible, is the divine call for believers to live in accordance with God’s character. It involves living a life separated from sin, dedicated to God’s purposes, and characterized by righteousness. Pursuing holiness requires constant reliance on God’s grace and empowerment, as well as aligning our lives with His Word. It is a lifelong process that pleases God, enables His presence, and bears witness to His glory. Below are 50 scriptures meant to enhance your holy living as you keep confessing, declaring and announcing them;

  1. Leviticus 11:44: “For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.”
  2. 1 Peter 1:15-16: “But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.'”
  3. Hebrews 12:14: “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.”
  4. 2 Corinthians 7:1: “Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.”
  5. 1 Thessalonians 4:7: “For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.”
  6. Ephesians 1:4: “Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.”
  7. 1 Corinthians 1:2: “To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours.”
  8. 1 Timothy 2:8: “I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling.”
  9. 1 Peter 2:9: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
  10. Psalm 99:9: “Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy!”
  11. Isaiah 6:3: “And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!'”
  12. Revelation 4:8: “And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, ‘Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!'”
  13. Matthew 5:8: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
  14. Romans 12:1: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
  15. Colossians 1:22: “He has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him.”
  16. 2 Timothy 1:9: “Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.”
  17. 1 Peter 1:14-15: “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.”
  18. Hebrews 10:10: “And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
  1. Revelation 22:11: “Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”
  2. 1 Peter 1:18-19: “Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.”
  3. Exodus 19:6: “And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.”
  4. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18: “Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”
  5. Isaiah 35:8: “And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.”
  6. Ephesians 4:24: “And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”
  7. Psalm 29:2: “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.”
  8. 1 Peter 3:15: “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
  9. Leviticus 20:7: “Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.”
  10. Romans 6:22: “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.”
  11. Psalm 96:9: “Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!”
  12. 2 Peter 3:11: “Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness.”
  13. Ephesians 5:27: “So that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.”
  14. Psalm 89:35: “Once for all I have sworn by my holiness; I will not lie to David.”
  15. 2 Timothy 2:21: “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.”
  16. 1 Corinthians 3:17: “If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.”
  17. Psalm 99:3: “Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he!”
  18. Isaiah 43:15: “I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.”
  19. Colossians 3:12: “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”
  20. Hebrews 12:10: “For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.”
  21. Psalm 145:17: “The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.”
  22. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20: “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
  23. Isaiah 6:1-3: “In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!'”
  24. Ephesians 1:13-14: “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.”
  25. Psalm 111:9: “He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!”
  26. 1 Chronicles 16:10-11: “Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!”
  27. 1 Peter 1:23: “Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God.”
  28. Romans 6:19: “I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.”
  29. Psalm 119:9: “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.”
  30. Isaiah 35:10: “And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”
  31. 1 Thessalonians 5:23: “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  32. Psalm 22:3: “Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.”

MOURNING OUR LOVED ONES – Pst. Ife ADETONA

Why do YOU mourn your Loved Ones?

“He is my son, I looked up to him to take me out of poverty.”

“She is my sister, she is the one catering for my needs.”

“He is my father, who else will pay my school fees, now I will suffer”.

“I am her pastor, people will think I don’t have anointing”.

“He is so jovial and funny, he makes me laugh, I will miss him”.

“She is my fiancee, I lost my wife-to-be”.

” Her has left the responsibility of the children on me”

We mourn people because of US and not because of THEM.

Can we stop to think about them for a moment?

This world remains vanity upon vanity. The earth is thousands of years old

There were generations before us and a generation is coming after us. After that, another and another and another and another.

We are just a pinch of salt in the vast ocean of history to happen if Christ tarries.

The end for an individual is actually a rest.

When we lay hold of the old, we don’t want the new.

But a person who has seen the new, doesn’t want to return to the old.

We weep for our loved ones because of US and not because of THEM.

If we truly love them, let us rejoice with them because if they die in Christ, they are rejoicing indeed!

Our grief is genuine because they left a vacuum. Yet, it is still all about US and not THEM.

This sincere discovery is the step to healing.

For the void they leave behind, the Comforter will fill.

Sweet, should be the remembrance of the righteous.

CURING SICKLE CELL & SIMILAR AILMENTS – Pst.Ife ADETONA

If you have any sickle cell person or anyone with a medical incurable ailment, ensure they get this.

In my few years of healing ministry, I have seen at least two sickle cell people fully cured. One of them did not only have a medical verdict but also, said she didn’t fall sick- not even malaria for the past one year. I saw her one year after I prayed with her.

What everyone with sickle cell wants is total healing. They would pray, believe and do everything to get God to heal them since it is medically incurable.

While you are trusting God for complete healing, BEGIN to exercise your faith to take away the symptoms and pains. I want to break it down.

I know some people with a condition called HERNIA. Hernia gives serious pains in the lower abdomen and it can only be corrected by surgery. But I know of someone who never went for surgery, the hernia is still physically there but he experiences no pain. He is married today with three children. While he trusts God for miraculous correction, he put his faith to stop all the physical and known effects of the condition. It didn’t increase in size and it didn’t stop him from doing what he ought to do. At times, the devil brought about minor pains but he quickly waded it off with his faith confession.

There is a law of healing: IF YOU PRAY OVER A CONDITION AND HAVE MEN OF GOD PRAY FOR YOU AND NOTHING HAPPEN, IT MEANS THE CONDITION IS WAITING ON YOUR FAITH.

Faith as it is, is in measures. Your faith is permitted to start as a mustard seed but it must grow into a mustard tree.
Faith is also specific.

You have to INCREASE your faith SPECIFICALLY towards getting free from all the EFFECT, SYMPTOM & PAIN resulting from the condition. This, therefore, puts your healing in your hands.

I hope this instruction is clear. There are two ways to it: get cured of sickle cell or stop all the effects. While you are trusting God for the former, begin with the latter.

How do I build my faith for this healing? I can give you 100% free scholarship to our online School of Healing if you ask for it but you must prove that you have a condition you wish to tackle.

The irony is that, I can tell you from experience, PEOPLE DON’T LIKE TO BUILD THEIR FAITH. They want GOD to just do it. This breaks the heart of the Father because He says: THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY HIS FAITH.

WHY YOU ARE POOR AS A FULL-TIME MINISTER 5 – Pst. Ife ADETONA

#5 Your No Offering & No Seed Principle is Overgeneralized

Apostle Joshua Selman and Nathaniel Basey filled the 21k auditorium in Manchester. Not just that, there was no entry fee, offering or seed at the event. That means, few men paid for it all. Only God can make that happen. God bless His anointed and the hosts. Reinhard Bonnke’s ministry organizes crusades in Nigeria and across Africa without collecting offerings. There are other examples like that, especially in the form of crusades and outreaches.While those cases are EXEMPTIONS, it is not the rule. That a thing seems nice, cool and popular with men doesn’t make it right or the principle of God.Reasons you must collect offering & seed:First, God has a way He wants His ministry to be run. It is not your ministry. This kingdom is guided by long-standing foundational principles. God wanted to build the Tabernacle, He provided gold, silver and other resources to the Israelites much ahead. When it was time to build, God didn’t rain down the needed resources, He had already placed them in their hands so, He told Moses to take an offering of the people.Second, God’s ministry in your hand is bigger than any man’s pocket including you. To think God will bless you enough to carry it all is a lack of Ministerial education. Maybe your purse can carry the little beginning, what about the big future? If you can’t carry the future, don’t start now. If you can easily sponsor the first, can you sponsor the 2nd, 3rd or 4th? What if God wants more of such a programme in a year or continuously? Again, His big picture is bigger than any man’s pocket.Third, God wants the blessed to give. When God ministers to you at a meeting or through a ministry, God wants you to minister to Him in return. We minister to God when we give our praises and when we give our offering.Fourth, offerings and seed is an open channel of God’s blessing to His people. This is not limited to financial blessings.Fifth, you may find yourself in a flagrant act of disobedience. In fact, if you run a ministry on no offering or seed, you are disobedient to God’s command. This kind of disobedience could lead to several issues including lack because you have prevented God’s people from getting blessed and His work from getting advanced. You have also opened the door to the devil. Kenneth Hagin went around all the churches he once pastored. He confessed to them that he hindered their blessings by not leading them to give to God.Comment for links to Parts 1-4.

KINGS AND PRIEST – Pst. Ife ADETONA

Father of light, we thank you for always showing us your light and divine directions. We look up to you for blessings today and receive an abundance of them in Jesus’ Name!

We all know that we are KINGS, and we know that we are PRIESTS. The only thing many don’t know is HOW to live as a king and as a priest. In Revelation 5:10, it is stated that God has made us kings and priests, and we shall reign on the earth. To be a KING means to dominate in the physical affairs of life, while the priesthood is for the spiritual realm. That is why all kings have a chief priest. However, we know David as a king who was also a priest. Therefore, God wants this combination in us as believers. To rule, you need to practice FAITH.

To have faith, you need information.

Tonight, let’s talk about PRIESTHOOD. The priestly office is mainly the PRAYER OFFICE. In the Old Testament, a priest stood between God and man, offering prayers on behalf of the people to God. A priest is someone who has control in the spiritual realm, and gaining control in the spiritual realm is all about prayer. Many today are complaining about demonic oppression and dominion, but Jesus talked about the basic ability of believers, which includes the ability to cast out demons, as mentioned in Mark 16:17. The first thing is the casting out of demons, meaning it is the simplest. The second is speaking in new tongues. Many of us can speak in new tongues, but demons are still casting us around. The reason is that we have failed to take our position in our priesthood office. We are still acting as someone who is begging the priest to intercede on their behalf. A priest is in control of their dreams and spiritual affairs using the tool of prayer. The problem, therefore, lies in prayer.

When you dream and see a snake bite you, what are you supposed to do when you wake up? You are supposed to pray. But many are praying and yet still failing to occupy any priesthood office. So, what does that mean? It means THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO PRAY.

The first problem with prayer is that many do not know that there are different kinds of prayer. For example, a lady wanted to quit her teaching job because she didn’t like the class they assigned her from the beginning. I asked her if she wanted to quit or command the school authority to change her class. She said she wanted to command the School Authority. When she prayed, what she typed out was just nonsense. She thought she had prayed, but she only said many things without truly praying. I taught her how to pray over that kind of situation, and when she resumed, the principal called her and changed her class. Ephesians 6:18 instructs us to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. The biggest mistake of believers towards prayer is that we don’t realize that there are different kinds of prayers for different situations. We often think that everything is about asking God to do something for us, like asking God to heal or provide. This approach may yield occasional answers, but when we don’t get the answers, it’s because we have failed to apply the right key. Our healing is not with God; our healing is with us.

There are three approaches to prayer that a priest must know: rebuking the devil, claiming our blessings, and commanding angels, human spirits, and situations.

When you rebuke the devil, you are casting him away in Jesus’ name. You don’t ask God to help you cast them out, beg the devil to leave, or cry at the devil. If a disease looks demonic, rebuke it to go out.

We also claim our blessings, as stated in Ephesians 1:3, where it is clear that God has already blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms. We need to understand the tense used in the scripture. When we see “has” or “have,” it indicates a past participle tense. If someone has already given you something, you don’t need to ask for it again. Instead, you claim it. So, if you need money, you can say, “Devil, take your hands off my school fees of 200,000 naira in Jesus’ name! I receive (claim) my school fees of 200,000 naira in Jesus’ name.” That’s how we reign as priests, that’s how we pray.

Additionally, as priests, we have the authority to command angels, human spirits, and situations. The real essence of a person is their spirit, and just as evil spirits can control and manipulate people’s spirits, we have the ability to do the same.

For instance, if you want a change in your circumstances, you can command the spirit influencing your boss to release your salary. We rebuke the spirit, claim what is rightfully ours, and command the spirit to obey and pay us.

It is important to note that there are certain things we ask for in prayer, such as grace and mercy. These are the things we are permitted to ask from God. However, we should also claim what has already been provided, like healing and blessings. Many times, believers have misunderstood the concept of asking in prayer. We don’t need to ask God to heal or bless us because He has already done so. Instead, we claim those blessings and speak them into existence.

To truly learn how to pray all kinds of prayers and receive answers, we offer a course called the School of Prayer. This course provides comprehensive guidance on effective prayer, and there is currently a 100% discount available. Investing your time in acquiring this knowledge will be beneficial for your life.

In conclusion, by understanding our roles as kings and priests, we can live in dominion both in the physical and spiritual realms. Prayer is the key to unlocking our priestly authority. We need to learn how to pray effectively, recognizing the different kinds of prayers for various situations. By rebuking the devil, claiming our blessings, and commanding angels, human spirits, and situations, we can manifest the power and authority we have been given. Let us cultivate a strong prayer life and experience the right results.

WHY YOU ARE POOR AS A FULL-TIME MINISTER 4 – Pst.Ife ADETONA

#4 You resigned into NOTHING.

This is the biggest cause of HUNGER among full-time ministers. As you know that I am an advocate of full-time ministry but I have had to caution a lot of people. This year alone, I have received up to three people who pressed me that God wanted them to go into the ministry full-time. They said God asked them not to work, not to school but to just serve or pray. They didn’t really have any ministry they are running. They sounded so bold that I lacked words to say. They said GOD SAID, so, what will I say? I just kept praying for them and kept checking on them. To the glory of God, all those I know, who were my disciples are now back serving God and pursuing their careers. They have not built ANYTHING let alone talk of RESIGNING into it. Only old people and widows are permitted to resign into SERVING & PRAYING and not young people who still have their full life to live. Check your Bible (Luke 2:36-37, 1 Timothy 5:9-10). The Church or ministry is expected to feed those set of people and they can live around the church. They are not expected to have much need except food and shelter. No Android phone or TV subscription. Think about it. Is that what you said God has called you to do?There’s another category of people who believed God has called them into full-time. They have started something “ministry” but they went full-time before their time. The truth is, when God speaks about the future, He says it as if it is now. Many think it is time but it is not. They run from their masters thinking they have learnt all they need. Some never had any master to start with.To some, it is time for them to go full time but the ministry they started is not yet ripe. They have failed to build their ministry into the stature required. There is “starting a ministry”, there is ” organizing a ministry”. Baptist Churches usually have two dates for take-off. On the signpost, you will see something like: “Established on September 17th 2005″, ” Organized on January 2007″. Your ministry is organized when you have a viable body of leadership running it and a clearly tested system of activities. This could happen the same day you started or weeks or years after. But such structure sustains the work such that without your personal earning, the ministry runs itself.The last set that resigned into NOTHING are those who were called to BUILD A MINISTRY but thought they were called to RUN AN ITINERANT Ministry. I thank God I discovered this earlier. It only took a few months. I had thought I was resigning so that I can attend to ministerial invitations only for me to resign and the small invitations I was getting stopped coming. During those periods, I was beginning to see HUNGER face to face. I wasn’t taking SADOZ seriously. I was just running it like a part-time job. What I wanted were invitations. Holy Spirit called my attention and said: “If you resigned so that you can be an itinerant minister, then you have resigned for the wrong reason”. I was shocked because SADOZ, to me wasn’t a task that required full-time attention. On that spot, Holy Spirit explained His vision for SADOZ to me. That was the day I actually resigned into SADOZ full-time. I began to labour seriously as if I have no other life. I stopped visiting friends unnecessarily or going to irrelevant events or wishing for invites. I began to BUILD as the Lord helps.I hope you find direction in this article. Comment for links to parts 1-3.