Archive | July 2014

INAPPROPRIATE HAPPENINGS

Bible In One Year-Day 207 (Saturday, July 26, 2014)

Commentary: Ecclesiastes10-12. The preacher talked more about things that aren’t appropriate but are happening. He remarked that he saw foolishness dignified while the rich is debased. Also, he said he saw princes walking on the ground while servants are riding on horses. It will take a spiritually conscious person to understand these sayings. But if a person is not spiritual the first problem to be solved is to bring light into such heart. A person that is not having spiritual consciousness is in darkness. This is the problem with many Christians. Their axes are very dull and so they stay longer cutting down the evil tree in their lives; deliverance becomes very difficult and unattainable.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 “If the iron (Axe) be blunt (dull), and he do not whet (sharpen) the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

What this verse is saying is that the value of wisdom is for you to first sharpen your axe before use, this is the only way to make it easier. The mark of a good Christian is in his Bible study and prayer life and his wisdom is to live in the light of God’s word, i.e. observing what he or she read. This is what he depends on and so he must be smart in these areas. The prayer altar must be in good shape as Elijah repaired the altar on Mount Carmel and the Bible study must not be compromised. The word of God brings light into your spirit and unlocks your understanding.

Psalms 119:130 “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

It is what you, therefore, have the understanding of that you will believe and use to pray because it will become the basis for your faith. Faith releases the power of the word and nothing can stop the result.

James 5:16 “… The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

When a Christian realizes that the prayer life and bible study is having some set back, he needs to quickly seek to sharpen it because the enemy has struck. When he or she realizes that there are more excuses or reasons for the lifeless prayer altar and confusing bible reading and study, he needs to quickly seek for help. There should be no excuses.

Ecclesiastes 11:4 “He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

The best way to sharpen the axe is DELIVERANCE. Deliverance restores what has gone out of order; it disengages evil entanglement causing the problems in our spiritual lives. Deliverance overthrows satanic governance and establishes Christ’s reign in our lives. The preacher concluded very well, beloved. There is peace for whoever is ready to hear what the Spirit is saying.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Song of Solomon1-4. Keep the fire burning and alive.

Pastor Supo Abayode

+1-302-230-6792

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries

Delaware, USA

CONSIDER THE END OVER THE BEGINNING

Bible In One Year-Day 206 (Friday, July 25, 2014)

Commentary: Eccl7-9. The scripture is full of life and wisdom. Anyone who wants to gain from the Bible should drop his or her own logic and take the Bible as the words are written and let the Holy Spirit do the interpretation for you to do the adaptation. These chapters talk about the beginning and the ending of an event with emphasis on the end of it. The Bible made us to understand that the ending is better marked than the beginning; the end reflects the genuineness of what you have done. I could imagine the scripture saying that it is better to go to where there is mourning of a life that died than to go to where there is celebration. The truth is that where they mourn ministers to the living better than where there is feasting.

Ecclesiastes 7:1-2 “A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth. It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

This gives a clear interpretation of Psalm90:12.

Psalms 90:12 “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Samson was celebrated at his birth but he was a shame at his death; there is wisdom for us at his death than we could imagine at his birth. The death of Samson thought us how to stay clear of the ‘Delilahs’ hunting for our hair (glory and virtue). Samson died with his enemies and therefore had not any testimony to share. King Ahab was celebrated at his coronation but his death was a shame; the lesson is that a wrong choice of a spouse could lead to untimely death. The first official duty of King Solomon gave him fame but at his death, he became the most foolish man in the Bible. His life was contrary to his words and his reasoning was messed up by strange women. Solomon was so endowed with great spiritual treasure that there was none before or after him in that area of endowment. Unfortunately, sin broke the hedge of divine protection around him. Hear what he had so stay:

Ecclesiastes 7:26 “And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.

Not only was his life messed up, his works were destroyed also and anointing dried up. In all the three examples, we could see how unequalled strength was destroyed by unyielding and evil domineering influence.

Every gift you have must be cherished in the fear of God and not in self accomplishment. Undue confidence in self accomplishment could lead to self destruction and ignorance of the source of accomplishment is death. In many cases a lot wants peoples’ approval. And if they are not commended the way they prefer, they become so sad and feel berated. This also is vanity and loss of focus. No one is infallible, beloved.

1 Corinthians 10:12 “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

This is the more reason why we should not hand over spiritual things to novices and the inexperienced.

1 Timothy 3:6-7 “Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the demon. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the demon.

Engaging novices in spiritual assignments is exposing them to demonic attacks. It is not enough to go through all available Bible schools and be trained in the word, but to experience the dealing of the Spirit of God; this impacts life more than acquiring knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 “For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

In the dealing of the Holy Spirit, you will be TRAINED, TRIED and TESTED. Perfect wisdom is given only by the Holy Spirit, Isaiah11:2. The evidence is purity of conscience and singleness of the tongue.

1 Timothy 3:8-10 “Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved (i.e. TESTED); then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

All our readings of the scripture are about the beginning and the ending of the lives of people. The only person without the beginning and the ending is JESUS.

Revelation 1:8 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

In Him everything starts and ends in Him. Either love, hatred or envy, death will end it and all will be judged;

Ecclesiastes 9:5-7 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion forever in any thing that is done under the sun

To make heaven is not a joint venture, beloved. However, to make hell could be a joint venture. Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Ecclesiastes10-12. Keep the fire burning and alive.

Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

Pastor Supo Abayode

+1-302-230-6792

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries

Delaware, USA

LONELINESS: THE FIRST IDENTIFIED PROBLEM AT CREATION

Bible In One Year-Day 205 (Thursday, July 24, 2014)

Commentary: Ecclestiastes4-6. From the beginning of creation we have noticed that God do not approve loneliness.

Genesis 2:18 “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Loneliness is the first negative thing that was remarked in creation. Anything not approved by God becomes odd if allowed and amounts to foolishness and senselessness. This is the message of the preacher, Prov4:9-12. The tendency to fall is in man, but the help to restore and sustain is also through man. There are many advantages to companionship. They include warmth, security, strength, blessing, progress, enlightenment, help, deliverance and comfort. Oppression increases where there is no companion.

Ecclesiastes 4:1 “So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

Unfortunately, many have made their enemies there companion and have described their destiny to them just like Joseph who told his enemies his dreams. He lost the rule over his own tongue and that led him into serious trouble. To have a friend is not bad, it is the choice of friend that could go wrong and mess up a great deal of a thing

Jesus came to the world to be our best friend. While leaving, the disciples were sad because they thought they would never have such a great friend and wonderful companion like Jesus who understood their weaknesses and still tolerated and worked with them. He promised the disciples another companion and called Him a Helper and Comforter who would lead them into all truth. He shall be with them and be in them. He is the Holy Spirit. If He must be your Comforter, then let your words be few before Him so that you could listen to what He has to tell you. The preacher further warned us to be wise even in the house of God. The mere fact that you are in the house of God does not mean you should be loose in words. Uncontrolled words are sacrifices of fools.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-3 “Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.

Too much talk during the day could lead to series of meaningless and stupid dreams at night. It could lead to nightmares because if you narrated your progress to the enemy during the day, the enemy will come at night in the dream to turn the life upside down. In the house of God, BE WISE! The enemy takes advantage of a man’s carelessness.

Ecclesiastes 5:7 “For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.

Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Ecclesiastes7-9. Keep the fire burning and alive.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 “Again, I saw that for all toil and every skillful work a man is envied by his neighbor. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind” (NKJV)

Pastor Supo Abayode

+1-302-230-6792

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries

Delaware, USA

VANITY: AN ACT OF TIME WASTING

Bible In One Year-Day 204 (Wednesday, July 23, 2014)

Commentary: Ecclestiases1-3. The preacher is thought to be King Solomon going by Eccl1:1&12. His messages in these three chapters focus on VANITY and TIME. Vanity in the sense that nothing is new under the Sun. Whatever we experience or see now had at one time or the other happened before.

Ecclesiastes 1:10 “Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old (i.e. ancient) time, which was before us.

This is why the Bible touches all aspects of life. There is no experience outside of the Bible; therefore, it is called the BOOK OF LIFE, i.e. it cannot expire.

Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”

With this understanding, we should hold every bit of the word of God seriously. It is vanity to aspire to be the greatest man on earth, best preacher on earth, best prophet on earth, the richest on earth, or even be the wisest and most knowledgeable man on earth. This is why sorrow, grief, rivalry and jealousy increase.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 “For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Solomon appropriated his gift of wisdom. Any gift, talent or blessing you have is not new but had in time past been and you are only privileged to have it in this present time. And for the mere fact that you have it now does not mean there is not somebody, somewhere not equally privileged, if not better. Therefore, every aspiration to be the best is vanity and it amounts to foolishness. What you need is to meet the time God has given you to carry out the task given.

Ecclesiastes 2:15-16 “Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity. For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.

The simple translation of these two verses is that if the person endowed with wisdom changes focus to be the best rather than be conscious of time, he eventually has taken the path of foolishness, because when another comes the present will be done away with. The great men of God with wonderful endowment of our time have been given spiritual blessings and gifts to work for our time. In years to come, if the Lord tarries, it will become stories but those who will be living then will only seek for the gift available for them. God gives according to the need in time. When we study the work of great men of God that are gone to glory, we are acquiring knowledge. But our contact with those living now will release life of the Spirit into us. Knowledge is good, but having understanding is better; understanding is having the light of the Holy Spirit, just as Jesus unlocked the understanding of those with Him, Luke 24:44-45. For instance, I could study to teach the Holy Spirit very well, but the power and experience of the Holy Spirit is of God and Him only. We could study the works of John Wesley and others in his ilk very well and become Professors (professionals) in it, the power of God is only given by GOD, i.e. what Wesley experienced for him to do those works is of God; the disciples had to wait at the upper chamber for that experience. This is why we need to be more conscious of time and not to seek for praises of men. Time will not wait for anyone. Whatever gift you have, seek not self appraisal but quickly make use of it because the body is perishing everyday. The wise is that person who realizes his spiritual gift and set at work immediately just as Jesus said;

John 9:4 “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Such seeks to get the divine assignment done and does not seek for position, rank, place or unnecessary recognition; it is all about HIM who sent. Many of us have wasted time but now living a life of regret. There is hope, beloved. You could pray to God to rekindle the fire, bring revival and renew the covenant. If Moses entered a new agreement with God at age 80, you have hope. If Apostle Paul could be considered without the merit of his own, there is hope for you. The best is yet to come, beloved. The hope could only be found in Christ Jesus. Remember, He said to Peter “I will make you …” To be great in God, you must have the understanding of time like the children of Issachar, 1Ch12:32. Move in accordance with God’s timing and not in the dictates of men. What He has given you is for you to function in His economy and if you don’t move along, He changes hands. God’s time is the best. Any task given you, do it with the whole of your heart to please Him and not any man. When you align your labor in carrying out the given task with His time, it becomes beautiful.

Ecclesiastes 3:9-11 “What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

What you make yourself look like is not the issue in God’s economy, but what HE makes out of you in His time; this is what stays forever.

Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past (i.e. give account).

Whoever works within God’s timing is the one that fulfills destiny. We shall all return to the dust.

Ecclesiastes 3:18-20 “I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

We all love putting on wristwatches (time counter), not knowing that we are putting on a witness against us. The bitter part of it is that many read the time wrongly. Wasting time is wasting life. Church politics is waste of time. Eye service and evil errand is waste of time. Keeping record of offenses is waste of time. Breeding strife where love is supposed to be is waste of time. Eccl3:15 says God requires giving of account, i.e. account of life. You shall not be wasted in the name of Jesus Christ.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

The important thing about life is that it becomes substantive if you understand “Time”.

Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Ecclestiaste4-6. Keep the fire burning and alive.

Pastor Supo Abayode

+1-302-230-6792

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries

Delaware, USA

THE WOMAN WITH VIRTUE

Bible In One Year-Day 203 (Tuesday, July 22, 2014)

Commentary: Proverbs28-31. There are three levels of womanhood; woman, wife and a virtuous woman. The first one is a natural phenomenon, while the second is how you make yourself. But to be a virtuous woman, only God can make that be. The attribute of a virtuous woman is absolutely of the Holy Spirit and that is why she is tagged VIRTUOUS, i.e. full of virtue (which means POWER FOR EXCELLENCE AND GLORY). Virtue is not a physical thing but spiritual. Virtue goes out to give life and solution to peoples’ problems. Virtue ensures things go as they ought to go; this means it restores the original where pervesion is, just as it restores the health of the woman with the issue of blood. Whoever carries virtue is a solution to human problems. Jesus said virtue has gone out of me and somebody was healed of unexplainable problem.

Luke 8:46 “And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.”

When a woman without virtue gives out crates of bottled water or even water dispenser, it will end up in strife. But if a woman of virtue gives you just a cup of water, you cannot hold back blessing her because it is going to meet the need in a timely manner and whatever she does is blessed; her actions are led by the Spirit and not by zeal. For a woman to be tagged ‘VIRTUOUS’ means she is a wonderful channel for the beauty and goodness of God; she is a satisfaction as a wife, a satisfaction as a mother, a satisfaction as relation and neighbor, a satisfaction in all ramifications of womanhood. You cannot come across her and ignore her; she is full of irresistible virtue. In character, in words and in deeds, you could see the presence of the glory of Jesus. Esther had that virtue and the king could not resist it. Virtue is beauty within; it is a fountain of living water that satisfies thirsty souls.

1 Peter 3:3-4 Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel;but let it bethe hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible apparelof a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”

The food of a woman without virtue is snare and the gift is a trap but that of a virtuous woman is an expression of God’s love and kindness. The work of the hand of a virtuous wife praises her and gives her no pride of heart. This is not so with a woman without this divine endowment; her work will bound you to the valley. All the prophets who ate at Jezebel’s table were bound to the valley. They fell from the presence of God to the ground under Jezebel’s feet. To be a virtuous woman, ask for the fullness of the Holy Spirit and let the word of God find a place in you. This applies to men also.

Proverbs 31:10-31 “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

One of the things that affect the world negatively is a hateful or bitter woman who gets married. The world could only be sweet when a loving and virtuous woman becomes a mother; she is a mother to all around her. A virtuous woman is not a lord over her husband or those around her. She is respectful and not domineering; a contact with her is a contact with a bliss of love and kindness. We need women of virtue and men of valor. May God give us in Jesus name (Amen).

Proverbs 21:19 “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Ecclestiaste1-3. Keep the fire burning and alive.

Proverbs 28:13 “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

Pastor Supo Abayode

+1-302-230-6792

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries

Delaware, USA