(MUST READ) MINISTRY MISTAKES THAT ARE NOT FUNNY, AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS by Pastor Femi Lazarus

It is important that we know that no minister of God is exempted from mistakes, the mistakes however can be minimized through the operation of wisdom and a teachable heart.

I have taught times and times again that in any Ministry, the first set of sons and daughters there can only survive under the one leading them by allowing forgiveness reign in their hearts.

Here are few terrible mistakes that ministers of God must run away from, many church members may not be able to say it, but it doesn’t change the fact that it hurts them.

1) Don’t make the mistake of bringing people’s personal issues that they brought to you on the basis of trust and respect to the pulpit while ministering.
Don’t fall to the temptation of thinking that they are not on seat, those who are on seat and also know about the issue will call to tell them after the meeting. When a trusted priest brings up the people’s matter on the pulpit to either scorn them or teach others lessons from it, it Pierces the people’s hearts and make them vulnerable to offenses. It is betrayal, it is abuse of power and sacred position of authority.

2) Don’t correct personal issues that you could discuss with a person personally on the altar with the thought that the fellow will understand better, it is cowardise to do so, it doesn’t show strength, it shows weaknesses all over.
Personal issues should be dealt with personally, and that for the congregation should be dealt with congregationaly.

3) Teach people to be faithful and loyal, but don’t fall into the pitfall of putting them under the pressure of staying around you in the days of plenty because you have been there in their days of lack. I have had to pray about this particular one very well, and I have had to conclude that anytime people have to stay around a Ministry for anything else other than love, then the rest becomes manipulations. Should people do good back to a people that has supported them when they were not strong enough? yes! But they should know that they are not under any pressure to do so, it is only good to do so.

4) Avoid the mistake of coming to the pulpit to preach ministers who have offended you than God’s word itself. Preach the scripture, stay consistently with it, if you do so, you will stay longer and relevant around the things of Ministry.
In all cases, it is better to be quiet on a subject matter than to vent in anger and offenses.

No minister of God should ever leave the people wondering who he was referring to after preaching.

No minister of God should ever leave the people wondering “who has offended pastor again”

5) I have observed and discovered that Ministry and ministers who live all their lives dealing with petty issues don’t grow. Some issues are to be completely ignored while the parties involved settle their issues amongst themselves. The moment the clergy gets himself roped in every matter, soon the people will begin to see him as being biased, particularly the parties that are falling short in his judgements.

6 ) Avoid the temptation of using prophesy to match make members as husband and wife. I have encouraged Christians over and over again that they are never to be trapped in a web where someone is trying to prophesying a spouse into their lives, it will always backfire.
Dear minister, even when you have an incline that two people are meant for each other, kindly let them pray and discover on their own, it is more honorable that way.

Lastly, avoid the mistake of indiscriminate relationship between opposite sex. Dear male pastor, please stop asking ladies to come see you at August hours of the day, kindly resist the temptation of falling in love randomly. The fact that you are anointed is enough reason for many ladies to like you and want you for a future partner, kindly ask God for wisdom to handle situations like this. Make your relationship public, don’t refer to your spouse as your sister, you are not Abraham.

Please note this, at some points of greatness, it is possible that even some of your so called friends may not be able to handle it, kindly remain focused and humble.

I hope this helps someone, I hope this helps the work of God in someone’s hands, I hope it is received sincerely in humility love.

With love.

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MENTORING DELIVERS YOU FROM MISTAKES -My Encounter with Bishop David Oyedepo

By Pastor Sam Adeyemi

I have enjoyed the benefits of mentoring and I will tell you it’s preservation of destiny. Sometimes when I remember some of the conversations that I’ve had with Dr David Oyedepo, I laugh all by myself and I’m just grateful that I was not left to myself.

One day, our church was still very young and we were searching for a property to move into. So we found one, we had not paid yet. When I went to him and told him:

Pastor Sam: ‘Oh we found a place (the relocation from opposite Lagos State Government Secretariat, Alausa to 71, Oregun Road) and we are about to pay for it, and infact as soon as we move in there, we have some strategies that we are going to execute for growth.

Dr Oyedepo: Fine, like what?

Pastor Sam: As soon as we move in, the first thing we are going to do is to do 21 days prayer and fasting.

Dr Oyedepo: Good! But wait a minute. What is the longest fast that you and the church members have gone on?

Pastor Sam: 7 days. I’ve led them on prayer and fasting for 7 days.

Dr Oyedepo: Good. How far is the new place from where you are? Will people have to take commercial transport? Maybe get on a bus before they get there?

Pastor Sam: Yes.

Dr Oyedepo: Okay, so the likelihood is that some people around where you are now may not be able to go with you. They will be unable to pay because it will cost them money?

Pastor Sam: Yes.

Dr Oyedepo: Okay, what will you say has been the major attraction for your church up till now?

Pastor Sam: It’s the Word, it’s the teaching sir.

Dr Oyedepo: Good. So when you move into that new place , you will be trying to get some of your old members to come along and you will be trying to get some new people from the new environment to join you?

Pastor Sam: Yes.

Dr Oyedepo: If I were you, what I would do for 21 days is what has been the major attraction of the Church. To add 21 days prayer and fasting with the inconvenience of coming to your new location…I’m not sure that’s going to be a fantastic strategy.

You know what? As he was saying that, I was smiling. I didn’t tell him what I was thinking. I was thinking to myself…why was I thinking like that?

Mentoring delivers you from mistakes.
Mentoring delivers you from ignorance.

(Transcription by Leke Beecroft)

Happy 8th Anniversary KOINONIA!!!

KOINONIA is weekly apostolic, prophetic, and evangelistic meeting where passionate believers from all over Zaria and parts of Nigeria come to experience an atmosphere of TRUE WORSHIP, the WORD, MIRACLES, and LOVE…where believers experience true intimacy with the Holy Spirit and are empowered to be ambassadors of God’s life and power. It is a convergence of an end-time army of Spirit filled, Kingdom-minded, thoroughly trained believers with a passion to see God’s kingdom come and become agents of National Transformation-taking the value system of the Kingdom to every strata and sector of human existence. The meeting is organized by Eternity Network International (E.N.I), an apostolic ministry committed to replicating the fullness of God’s life on earth.

We celebrate the set man- Apostle Joshua Selman for his great and indelible sacrifice and Investments in this Great Work that has impacted Millions upon Millions all over the world.

We celebrate you sir.

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LETTER TO MY BABY- Oluwanifemi Daniel Olawande

My Dear Bae

Oluwanifemi Daniel -Olawande
The Queen of The Fire Nation Dynasty
The Female Kingdom Warrior

I met you on October 6 on 2017 at a village outreach, you were so crazy about God, you loved God, moving around looking for how we can terrorize demons in the village, your tongues was so territorial and your voice so angelic.

When I saw you and interrogated you, I knew I met her already, I knew she is just the one.
I asked her a question, what is your purpose?
She replied my purpose is to set women on Fire for God.
I screamed, I said she is the one

I went into prayers and I came around October 13 saying I think I am going to marry you
I met with my pastors and mentors
December 8, 2017 I proposed

6 months later on May 5 2018 to be precise, she went to the altar with me to become my wife.

Just 6 months, no PHD in courtship, believe me, it was as if we had met and were friends for 10 years.

PMO is an enigma
A wife indeed
Humble to a fault, submissive chai

She is prayerful and firefull
You wake up in the night only to see my babe scabashing.

You taught me that You can slay and still fry demons

Thanks for following me to do the will of God
Thanks for allowing me to be me
Thanks for believing me
Thanks for managing my finances for me

My ministry and life multiplied when you came in.
My spiritual life doubled when you came in
Anointing increased when you came in.

People often say, when a man of God gets married, fire reduces but when you came in fire enter a new level.

You are not just an addition but multiplication.
My fuel full baby.

She is my Assistant HolySpirit, I can tell you, if she says it, the Lord has spoken, so sensitive.

Thanks for giving me that beautiful flaming Zion.

I love you my babe
Doctor in the making
You are sent from God to me

Fire + Fuel = Flaming (if you know you know)

I know you are going places, the nation’s shall call you blessed and a mother of nations shall you be.

Your Husband
From The Fire Nation Dynasty
P.Daniel
#FIreInMyBones
#FireToTakeTheCity
#FireEveryWhere

Sometimes HE(JESUS) LIKES TO LOOK OUT OF YOUR WINDOWS”- Reinhard Bonnke

Years ago my music-minister (Adam Mtsweni) and I were shopping for a new keyboard. It was at noon that we entered a big music-shop in Johannesburg/South Africa. There was a salesman, but he took no notice of us and Adam and I tried out all the keyboards. Suddenly the salesman appeared. He seemed to be in a different mood, something like in a state of shock and said to me “Sir, I can see Jesus in your eyes!” What? The Holy Spirit had entered that shop. We forgot all about the keyboard and had a revival instead. But when I was walking back to my car I kept saying “Lord, I will never understand. How can a total stranger walk up to me and say ‘Sir, I can see Jesus in your eyes!’ Suddenly the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said “No problem! Jesus lives in your heart and sometimes HE LIKES TO LOOK OUT OF YOUR WINDOWS.” I laughed and cried. What glorious truth. I got the point! Years later I met the wife of the salesman who told me, that her husband had followed Jesus for the rest of his life – and went to be with the Lord. I trust that this little testimony blesses you.

REINHARD BONNKE.

Dead Man on Funeral Day raised by Pastor Alph Lukau (24th February)

What just happened 😱 A family brought their dead son straight from the mortuary enroute to his funeral and asked that my Prophet pray for him because they have FAITH. He died on Friday and today is Sunday! JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE. The man of God commanded life into his body and God raised him from the dead. The man is ALIVE. ALIVE. ALIVE. He walked and ran and ATE FOOD!!!!!!!!!! JESUS YOU ALONE ARE GOD.

“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”
A dead person came back to LIFE!

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I WANT TO PLACE A BURDEN ON YOU THAT WOULD MAKE YOU SEEK GOD TILL YOUR LAST BREATH.

There is something, I see as I fulfilling the Mandate of GOD on this Earth.
You see… I don’t just want to pull down strongholds of darkness, I want to do it without Stress…
I don’t want to come out of my CAVE and still beg for bread.
I don’t want to wield so much Power but yet, I and the host of darkness know that there’s a level of wickedness I can’t defeat …..
I don’t want to be known all over the world based on a GRACE that I carry.. Yet, there’s this kind of situation inflicted by the devil that I can’t handle.. that I have no choice but to yield to natural solutions.
I don’t want to miss out of any thing that the Power of GOD can solve in a Minute just because I didn’t press enough.
I don’t want people to Respect me so much… yet my spirit knows that I’m stagnant.
I don’t want to carry GOD and get to a point in my Spiritual Walk where I can’t move forward in my Spiritual Pursuit because of a part of my LIFE that I couldn’t sacrifice.
I don’t want to worship a GOD whose FIRE uproots mountains and leaves them without trace of existence, but yet demons would still work in the buildings that surround me.
I don’t ever want to Sing or Pray and the Earth wouldn’t shift.
I don’t want to get to a Point where I begin to ignore GOD’S VOICE because millions already heed mine.
I don’t want to be Famous and yet, the GOD I carry only heals 26 people at a Time.

I WANT TO BE THE MAN HE DESIGNED ME TO BE!
I DON’T CARE WHAT I HAVE TO SACRIFICE, I WILL SACRIFICE IT🔥
IF IT MEANS MANIFESTING GOD AS THE ANGELS SEEK TO SEE! I WILL DIE FOR IT🔥
THIS IS MY UNDERSTANDING OF REPRESENTING MY JESUS.
HOW CRAZY DO YOU WANT TO ADVANCE GOD’S KINGDOM? 🔥

MEDITATE🔥 AND BEGIN TO PRAY!! 🔥🔥💥

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