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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 1:12pm
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

*TOPIC: UNBELIEF OF THE WILL (1)*
HEBREWS 3:12

God does not want His children to be careless such that they move into a state where they are still children of God but no longer believers.

The above text warns of the evil heart of unbelief. This can also be referred to as the *unbelief of the will. This is a refusal to act according to what you know;* and only a child of God can have this type of unbelief, only a person that has known God and has been exposed to God can have this. But the word of God said “take heed”, that is, you must take personal responsibility to ensure that this possibility does not become a reality in your own life.

There are Christians today that have become victims of this kind of unbelief because they stopped acting according to what they know.

*You need to ask yourself the following questions and answer them sincerely* so as to be able to do a correct assessment of your status in God: How many of my actions reflect what I know to be the truth? How many of my actions are in consonance with the knowledge of God that I have been exposed to? Always strive to make sure the devil is not moving you towards that pathway of unbelief of the will.

*Stop acting differently from what you know.* An unbeliever may not be able to act according to the word of God because of the level of knowledge and information he has been exposed to. On the other hand, it is a known truth that the Holy Spirit is inside everyone that is born-again but it is possible for a believer to act as if the Holy Ghost is not in him. The scripture says you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. That is the correct position of a believer. *Stop acting differently from the evidence of the scripture that you are aware of.*

*PRAYER:* LORD, help me to always act according to the truth of the word of God that I know. Amen!

*BIBLE IN A YEAR:* Genesis 44:1-45:28, Matthew 14:13-36, Psalm 18:37-50, Proverbs 4:11-13

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Beloved Servant of God,
Greetings of love in Jesus name!

*You are specially invited to the upcoming Annual School of Ministry (ASOM) 2020.*

*Date:* 30th Jan - 1st Feb (Friday-Saturday)
*Time:* 5pm (Thurs), 8am & 5pm (Fri) and 8am (Sat) - all GMT +1

*Theme:* MICAIAH - THE SON OF IMLAH: A PROPHET OF THE LORD BESIDES (A revelation of authentic ministry for the last days.

*Venue:* Dream Centre HQ, Km 4, Gbongan-Osogbo expressway, Osun State, Nigeria.

*Ministering:* Rev & Rev (Mrs) Olusola Areogun (Hosts)

*Enquiries:* +2347060930809; +2348036533484, +2348033879828; +2348037252124.

*Register via* https://solaareogunministries.org/asom/

Live streaming available at www.lifeoasisinternationalchurch.org/streaming and www.dciradio.org

Come, all things are yours! Come, all things are ready!!!
Jesus is Lord!

_*- Rev & Rev (Mrs) Olusola Areogun_*
Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 6:51am On Jan 21
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Tuesday, 21st January, 2020
TOPIC; WHAT HAPPENS IN THE PLACE OF DIVINE FELLOWSHIP WITH THE FATHER? - JOHN 10:27-29



1.Intimacy is Built: As a Christian, you should recognise the voice of God so well that you know when the devil or an evil spirit is speaking to you. It is in fellowship with God that your sonship is established. Your clarity of knowing the voice and the leading of God is guaranteed, established and enhanced through correct fellowship. Your first calling is unto fellowship with Jesus.
2.The Strength and the Power of God are Released: Do a daily fellowship with the right things and not with negative things that you read in the news. God is a Spirit and it is in fellowship with Him that the reality of the fact that He is with you, in you, and for you, is strengthened in your spirit. The power of Christianity comes from communion, fellowship, sharing, and interaction with the Holy Ghost.
3.Confidence in God is Built: Fear ravages the hearts of Christians because their fellowship with the Father is weak. When you fellowship with God, His love grows in you and drives out fear from your heart. There is absolute confidence that settles in your heart when you know that the God of the whole universe is your Father.
4.Trust and Likeness are Built: It is in fellowship that you get into “likeness” in a relationship. John the beloved was one disciple that had a strong relationship and close fellowship with Jesus. He was the one that stayed with the Master at the cross and that was one of the reasons Jesus handed His mother over to him.
5.The Father’s Heart is known: If you spend quality time with the Father, you will feel His heart for His children. You can sense the Father’s heart if you stay in close fellowship with Him.

PRAYER: Lord, baptized me with the spirit of intimacy for a closer walk with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ name. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 42:18-43:34, Matthew 13:47-14:12, Psalm 18:16-36, Proverbs 4:7-10

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 6:52am On Jan 20
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Monday, 20th January, 2020

*TOPIC: DAILY FELLOWSHIPS YOU MUST ENGAGE WITH (3)*
1 CORINTHIANS 3:21, PROVERBS 27:17, 1 CORINTHIANS 11:29-30

Rounding off the daily fellowships you must engage with for a great Christian walk, I want to show you two more.

*7. FELLOWSHIP OF THE CALLING*

There is a fellowship of the calling that entails *fellowshipping with men that are called. The kind of calling that is available determines the kind of revelation that can drop.* The atmosphere in a congregation affects the depths of the anointing that a minister can get to. When God wants to impact you for a higher life, He digs deep and deeper.

*8. FELLOWSHIP OF THE MYSTERY OF THE BODY OF CHRIST*

*This is the communion. Breaking bread is one of the highest fellowships you can get into; it is the healing service of the believer.* I don’t think there is any medication that has the potency and potential of the Communion service to heal. The Communion service is a visible expression of the 39 lashes placed on the back of Jesus to heal any sickness that any man can ever have. If you come casually to the Communion table, you get nothing, but *when you come rightly discerning the Lord’s Body, you get healings and miracles.*

*If we take the Communion intelligently, none of us will be sickly, or die young, or be spiritually weak.* The Bible recorded that the Corinthian Church was weak because they were eating the Communion without rightly discerning the Lord’s Body – they were weak, sickly, and they died (1 Cor. 11:29-30). The reverse is the case when we rightly fellowship with the blood and body of Jesus Christ; *the Communion is the mystery of the Body of Christ.*

*PRAYER:* Lord, I thank you for the provision of the calling and the communion, I pray for the heart that partakes of these fellowships correctly in Jesus’ name. Amen!

*BIBLE IN A YEAR:* Genesis 41:17-42:17, Matthew 13:24-46, Psalm 18:1-15, Proverbs 4:1-6

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 7:18am On Jan 19
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Sunday, 19th January, 2020

*TOPIC: DAILY FELLOWSHIPS YOU MUST ENGAGE WITH (2)*
PHILIPPIANS 3:10, ROMANS 8:17B

Be careful of the fellowships taking place in your life daily. I have shown you two critical fellowships you must engage with on a daily basis: Apostolic fellowship and fellowship with the trinity.

*3. FELLOWSHIP OF THE ANOINTING*
Begin to deliberately get into the fellowship of the anointing. Get into fellowship with anointed things, anointed activities and anointed personalities. Interact with and stay under the anointing. *Don’t ever stay around people that are not anointed for too long.* Sometimes you have to work with people who speak or affect you negatively. After you have dealt with that for eight hours of a workday, if you get back home and you don’t get into fellowship with the Holy Spirit you will transfer that negativity to your spouse, children and those around you.

*4. FELLOWSHIP OF CHRIST’S SUFFERINGS*
There is a level of the glory of God we cannot partake of when we have not shared in His suffering – *bearing the cross of Christ in our generation against all odds.*

*5. FELLOWSHIP OF THE COVENANTS*
God is a covenant-keeping God. He cut covenants with His people. *Put the covenants He has cut with you or your spiritual parents/family in your mouth and fellowship with it.* You should also make it your practice to fellowship with the products of the covenant.

*6. FELLOWSHIP OF THE PROPHETIC*
Every believer should daily fellowship with prophetic Scriptures, men, spirits.

*PRAYER:* Lord, I pray for an activation and heightened sensitivity to the right and godly fellowships in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen!

*BIBLE IN A YEAR:* Genesis 39:1-41:16, Matthew 12:46-13:23, Psalm 17:1-15, Proverbs 3:33-35

www.lifeoasisinternationalchurch.org
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www.dciradio.org
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Education / Re: Am Having Issues With Wes by docsam007: 7:01pm On Jan 18
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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 6:18am On Jan 18
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Saturday, 18th January, 2020

TOPIC: DAILY FELLOWSHIPS YOU MUST ENGAGE WITH (1)
ACTS 2:42, 46, 1 JOHN 1:3

Fellowshipping takes place around you every day. Anywhere you see a gathering of people, there is always a spiritual side to that gathering whether they say so or not.

1. APOSTOLIC FELLOWSHIP
How do you get into fellowship with the apostles? By reading what they have written or listening to the words they have spoken or are speaking. When you listen to a minister, you are not only hearing the words he is speaking, you are also fellowshipping with the spirit that he carries.

Every time you listen to a genuine man of God preach, understand the fellowship of the mystery of Christ and that every blessing spoken is available for you to share in by faith. If the man of God is genuinely called and appointed by the Lord, there is a table set by the Lord for everyone to come and feast. Share in the wisdom, answers, revelations, understanding, graces, and special operations of God such a man of God brings.

Your fellowshipping will either strengthen or weaken your spirit and you must daily protect the fellowships that strengthen your spirit.

2. FELLOWSHIP WITH THE TRINITY
There are two levels of fellowships emphasized in 1 John 1:3: The Fellowship with the Father and The Fellowship with the Son- Jesus Christ. You must intelligently and intentionally fellowship with the three Members of the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Our fellowship with God the Father is a distinct fellowship; our fellowship with Jesus, God the Son, is a distinct fellowship; and our fellowship with the Holy Spirit is a distinct fellowship.

PRAYER: Lord, I receive a divine linkage to my Apostolic joint and the right posture to receive all you have for me there in Jesus’ name. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 37:1-38:30, Matthew 12:22-45, Psalm 16:1-11, Proverbs 3:27-32

www.lifeoasisinternationalchurch.org
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www.dciradio.org
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+2348037252124
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Education / Re: Am Having Issues With Wes by docsam007: 12:34pm On Jan 17
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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 9:18am On Jan 17
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Friday, 17th January, 2020

TOPIC: CHRISTIANITY REQUIRES DAILY FELLOWSHIP OF THE RIGHT KIND
JOHN 15:1-4
 

There are different kinds of fellowship in the spirit. Hence, you must be careful that you do not join the wrong kind of fellowship. Christianity is a fellowship because it is a relationship and not a religion. You cannot have effective Christianity without a Living Saviour that is intensely involved with His followers.
In the Amplified Classic version of the Bible, paraphrasing verse 4 says, “…remain in vital union with me”. There is a legal union that takes place when you give your life to Christ and that legal union must become a legal transaction on a daily basis. Just like marriage has a legal side and a vital side, so also does your relationship with God. The strength of a marriage does not depend on the number of people that attended the wedding but on the strength of the fellowship between the husband and his wife. It is possible to be legally married and practically divorced and be living together as two strangers in the same house. 
That is the picture of the Christian life of many people – they have a relationship that is legal with Jesus, but it is not a living relationship currently. This is a dangerous position to be. You must engage in a daily fellowship of the right kind. Do not stay on the same spot spiritually for several days.
Verse 4 of the passage suggests that abiding in the Lord is our responsibility and it entails fellowship with the Master. “I in you” is a direct subset of “Abide in me”. “To abide” means “to dwell”. This is the key to being a productive and fruitful Christian.
 
PRAYER: 
Lord, I pray for a renewed fellowship. Let there be a refreshing upon my worship altar in Jesus’ name. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEAR: 
Genesis 35:1-36:43, Matthew 12:1-21, Psalm 15:1-5, Proverbs 3:21-26


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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 6:41am On Jan 16
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*

Thursday, 16th January 2020
*TOPIC: FOUR AREAS DETERMINE THE SPEED AND EASE WITH WHICH GOD OPERATES IN YOUR LIFE (2) - ISAIAH 40:3-5*

We started looking at four areas in your life that you must deal with for the operations of God in your life to happen with ease and speed. I will show you two more areas today:
3.CROOKED AREAS: A crooked thing is something that looks straight from a distance but is not in the actual sense, and it’s also not safe. Crooked areas are those areas in your life where there is a mixture of flesh and spirit; these are grey areas. There is no grey area in the spirit; it’s either black or white. So, when there is an area of confusion in your spirit, there is something crooked in your life and you as a person must be sincere with yourself and allow the Holy Spirit to show you. Remember that I mentioned earlier that the Holy Spirit together with you is the road engineer of the highway you need to make for the Lord to go through in your affairs. But the Holy Spirit will not get involved without your participation.

4.THE ROUGH WAYS: The rough ways are the things that are uncultivated and untamed in our lives. Sometimes, these are learned behaviours, natural, and ancestral tendencies that are dangerous to our future. One of the ways by which God smoothens our rough edges is by placing us in proximity with people that will sharpen and smoothen us out. Sometimes, God places you in a Church where the pastor seems hard on you. If you go to a Church where they celebrate you in the flesh, you will not have your rough edges dealt with.


PRAYER: Father, let there be a straightening of crooked areas in my life and a smoothening of rough places in Jesus’ name. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 32:13-34:31, Matthew 11:7-30, Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 3:19-20
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www.soundcloud.com/solaareogun
www.dciradio.org
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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 6:52am On Jan 15
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Wednesday, 15th January 2020

*TOPIC: FOUR AREAS DETERMINE THE SPEED AND EASE WITH WHICH GOD OPERATES IN YOUR LIFE (1)*
ISAIAH 40:3-5

There are four things you must deal with for your life to be a highway for the Lord as highlighted in Isaiah 40:4-5 we read earlier.

*1. THE VALLEYS:* The valleys in your life must be filled. Those *valleys are the low points in our lives – areas of secret sins, shame, and depression.* These are areas in our lives where the enemy has hiding places. A valley is a depression created between two mountains. Some valleys are wide while some are very deep but one thing that is common with valleys is that it is a place of shadow and darkness. So, *anything and any area in your life that provides a comfortable zone for the devil to function makes it difficult for the Lord to move and must be filled up.* A valley could also connote areas of mistakes in your life.

*2. THE MOUNTAINS AND THE HILLS: Mountains represent past achievements that have the tendency to keep us from moving on with God.* They represent things that are gain to us. Things that people see in your life and celebrate are mountains you must bring low. It doesn’t mean that you deny them, just make them come low and then hand them over to the Lord and move on. This is what Apostle Paul was addressing in his life in Philippians 3:7. Don’t ever come to a place in your life that you feel, “Yes, I’ve done it all.” Check what you constantly refer to in your speech. *Anything that tends to make you proud is a mountain that must be brought low otherwise, it will become a stumbling block to the Lord in your life.*

*PRAYER:* Lord, let every valley in my life be filled up and every mountain and hill be levelled up in my life in Jesus’ name!

*BIBLE IN A YEAR:* Genesis 31:17-32:12, Matthew 10:24-11:6, Psalm 13:1-6, Proverbs 3:16-18

www.lifeoasisinternationalchurch.org
www.soundcloud.com/solaareogun
www.dciradio.org
YouTube Channel- Sola Areogun Ministries
+2348037252124
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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 8:07am On Jan 14
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

TOPIC: DAILY PREPARING A WAY FOR THE GLORY OF THE LORD
LUKE 3:4, ISAIAH 40:3-5


How well can the Lord move in your life? *You are the only one that can determine how well the Lord will move in your life. And how well the Lord will move in your life will determine the degree of glory that will shine through your life*. *If it is impossible for the Lord to move in your life at all, no glory will shine through even though you belong to Him.*
God wants a way to walk and work in your home, church, marriage, business, and every other area of your life but how easy is it for the Lord to move? *There are churches where the Lord can’t move because they don’t include Him in their programme;* they are just a gathering of human beings doing their own things even though they call on the name of the Lord.
*“Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His path straight.” What kind of path does the Lord have in your life? Is your life still a jungle, mountain, hill, or river that has no defined path for the Lord to walk through as described in Isaiah 40:3-5?*
Allow the Lord to bring low every mountain and fill every valley in your life. Allow Him to make every crooked path straight and every rough path smooth. His is the path we are making. We are commanded to make a way for Him in our lives, ministries, families, businesses. *Who is the road engineer in this context? *The road engineer is you and the Holy Spirit.*
 
 
PRAYER: 
Sweet Holy Spirit, begin a quick work in my life that makes the operations of God in me easy and fast in Jesus’ name. Amen!

 
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 
Genesis 30:1-31:16, Matthew 10:1-23, Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 3:13-15


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www.soundcloud.com/solaareogun
www.dciradio.org
YouTube Channel- Sola Areogun Ministries
+2348037252124
#SpiritMeat
#ReverendAreogun
Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 6:47am On Jan 13
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Monday, 13th January 2020

*TOPIC: DAILY SUBMITTING YOUR WILL TO THE LORD’S WILL (2)*
MATTHEW 26:39, MATTHEW 21:1-12

The Lord Jesus Christ said in the garden of Gethsemane, “Not as I will, but as you will Lord (Mat. 26:39).” It was at that point that victory was won for the human race. The victory for the human race was not won on the cross; it was won in the garden of Gethsemane. It was a battle over who controls your will.

The two strongest forces on the earth and in your life are the will of God and the will of man. When you make Jesus your Lord, you are submitting your will to His will. Satan became the devil when he promoted his will above the will of God. What makes a man a “devil” is when he chooses his will against God’s will.

Handing your will over to the Lord will affect every area of your life – your affairs, finances, marriage, everything. The colt that Jesus rode on in Matthew 21 was useless until Jesus rode on it. You will not see a dimension of glory until you choose who will ride you. In Matthew 21, men began to lay their clothes on the floor and sing because of who was on the colt. Every believer is like that colt. You determine the level of glory you will attain by whom you choose to ride on you. When you choose to obey God and make Him Lord over your life, the glory breaks forth. But most times when people receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour, this distinction is not made.

*PRAYER:* Jesus, I make a fresh commitment today, like the colt, I say ride on my back. Have your way in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen!

*BIBLE IN A YEAR:* Genesis 28:1-29:35, Matthew 9:18-38, Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 3:11-12
Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 9:58am On Jan 12
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Sunday, 12th January 2020

*TOPIC: DAILY SUBMITTING YOUR WILL TO THE LORD’S WILL (1)*
ACTS 2:36, LUKE 6:46

*Making Jesus your Saviour* is like driving your car and giving Jesus a space in your car as a passenger. This means the car is yours, you are in control, and Jesus is going with you. You are the one making the decisions on where to turn and where to go.

*Making Jesus your Lord* is when you hand over the steering wheel of your car to Him and He takes charge. It entails handing your life over to Jesus to do with as He pleases.

As your Saviour, you received Jesus because He wasn’t there before *but when you make Him your Lord, He makes decisions for you. You don’t say “No” to the Lord. If He is Lord, your answer should always be, “Yes, Lord”. No other person can be your Lord. You can only have one Lord, and it is only Jesus that is qualified to be your Lord.*

There is a glory that comes and can only come into your life as a child of God when you make Jesus your Lord. If there is an issue in your life that you’ve been struggling with God about and you can’t say a convincing “Yes Lord” from the depth of your heart, He is not yet Lord in your life.

*Until He is totally Lord, there is still something divine you will not have access to. Lordship releases the fullness of God’s glory into your life.*

*PRAYER:* Father, I submit my will to your will. Not my will but yours be done in my life and my affairs in Jesus’ name. Amen!

*BIBLE IN A YEAR:* Genesis 26:17-27:46, Matthew 9:1-17, Psalm 10:16-18, Proverbs 3:9-10

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www.soundcloud.com/solaareogun
www.dciradio.org
YouTube Channel- Sola Areogun Ministries
+2348037252124
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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 8:46am On Jan 11
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Saturday, 11th January 2020

*TOPIC: MAKING JESUS YOUR LORD ON A DAILY BASIS*
ACTS 9:6, ROMANS 10:9-10

*The best decision a human being can make for himself is to make Jesus his Saviour.* When Jesus becomes your saviour, all your sins are forgiven and you are washed in His blood, but that is not where the glory lies; that is just your entrance into the process for the glory of God that was lost in the Garden of Eden to return to your life. You enter the restoration of that glory at salvation when Jesus becomes your Saviour and the majority of believers have that. *Making Jesus your Lord is not your best decision, it is your “last” decision and that must be clear to you as a believer.*

The difference between Jesus as your Saviour and Jesus as your Lord is that *Jesus as your Saviour qualifies you for heaven, but Jesus as your Lord qualifies your life to be used by God to make an impact.* You can make heaven without Jesus using you because He paid the price with His blood. As a believer, you must come to that place that you make Jesus your Lord by handing over the control of your whole life to Him. *What it means for Jesus to be your Lord is that He makes the decisions and you just carry them out.*

*The difference between a good Christian life and a great Christian life is the time difference between when you made Jesus your Saviour and when you made Him your Lord.* Paul was such an outstanding Apostle and disciple because he made both decisions the same day. When Jesus stepped into his life, he asked, _“Lord, what will you have me do (Act. 9:6)?”_ and Jesus told him.

*PRAYER:* Lord Jesus, I give up the ownership of my life and I make you Lord overall. From now on, you lead the way and I will follow in Jesus’ name. Amen!

*BIBLE IN A YEAR:* Genesis 24:52-26:16, Matthew 8:18-34, Psalm 10:1-15, Proverbs 3:7-8

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 11:12am On Jan 10
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*

Friday, 10th January 2020

*TOPIC: PERSONAL DECISIONS AND SELF-DISCIPLINE FOR DAILY SPIRITUAL PRACTICES*

JOHN 4:24

The only way to sustain and enforce any law you set for yourself is through a series of personal decisions and self-discipline to enforce it. An important thing to note is that discipline takes time to build. You won’t have perfect self-discipline overnight. You develop discipline by sticking to your decisions day in, day out.

Don’t forget that we make minor decisions everyday but occasionally we will be called to make critical decisions. Why do people fail to carry out decisions? Why do they carry out decisions occasionally and don’t continue? It is because decisions must be supported with steps for them to last. Start taking daily steps to sustain critical righteous decisions you make in the presence of God.

When you start making serious decisions with serious steps to back them up, you can be sure that’s where the devil will show up to resist you because he is not afraid of your desires but he is afraid of your decisions. You will not arise until you make a decision. The prodigal son made a decision, “I will arise” and he started moving towards his restoration. You will live in a world of dreams until you decide to do something about your decisions. It is not the decision that is the key to success, it is the effective, sustained, continuous management of decisions that brings result and that must be daily. You must ask yourself: “What are the daily steps that I am taking to sustain some decisions?”

God has always been waiting for a fellowship with us. He has great and precious things reserved for us in His presence. Get into place and receive these special divine reserves as you consistently practice the spiritual practices already mentioned daily. All things are yours!

*PRAYER:* I want to know You as I am known. Lord, take me deeper; I don’t want to stay on the shore, take me to the deeper part of the water. Lord, do something in my life that I will never recover from. Amen.

*BIBLE IN A YEAR*: Genesis 23:1-24:51, Matthew 8:1-17, Psalm 9:13-20, Proverbs 3:1-6

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 5:52am On Jan 09
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Thursday, 9th January, 2020

TOPIC: SET RIGHTEOUS LAWS FOR YOURSELF
JOHN 4:24

The next daily activity you must carry out to unlock the power of daily Christianity is setting righteous laws for yourself and living by those laws.

Discipline yourself never to come to God’s presence with complains first of all. Make a habit of thanking God first before bombarding Him with complaints and requests. Going further, you must discipline yourself to have a consistent prayer schedule. There are a lot of people who wait to be ‘led by God’ before they pray. Unfortunately, such people end up not praying enough, if at all.

The Bible tells us that the law was our schoolmaster – a pedagogue. A pedagogue is the man that takes a little boy from his father’s house and leads him to the entrance of his school so that he can be trained. The law was our schoolmaster to bring us into the anointing.

You are never going to come into the anointing until you put yourself under some form of law. All the people that said you can just claim anything by faith, what did you see in their lives by faith? They are the ones that make the Bible become mystical. They ignore law and discipline and do whatever is convenient for them under the guise of ‘being led’ to do so.

There is a Bible and there is a Holy Spirit. If you don’t spend time with the Holy Spirit, you can’t know the Bible. People who don’t spend time in the word of God and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit tend to end up with all sorts of strange spirits in operation in their lives.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to set the right laws for myself. Give me the strength I need to discipline myself to live by them. Amen.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 20:1-22:24, Matthew 7:15-29, Psalm 9:1-12, Proverbs 2:16-22

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 6:37am On Jan 08
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

*TOPIC WORSHIP MAKES YOU THANKFUL TO GOD EVEN FOR SEEMINGLY SMALL THINGS - JOHN 4:24*

To a lot of people, God is good because good things are happening in their lives. However, God is good because He is good and worship is worshipping Him for who He is. A man that worships God consistently will not find it difficult to thank God. Many people today, including ministers tend to take a lot of divine doings for granted because they feel they haven’t seen too much of God.

The devil wants us to come to a place that we take undue privileges for granted, and this happens because we are not spending time with God. When you spend time with God on a daily basis, you will be so conscious of His activities, His presence, and His doings in your life. When you spend time with God you see things that you can thank God for.

The devil can always handle each of us on our own but he can’t handle the God in us. The devil can’t handle the glory of God in our lives but he wants to separate us from that glory by keeping us from things that service that glory. That is why we must get into worship as the highest expression of our relationship with God. When it is worship time, don’t get carried away with the songs and the lyrics; let the lyrics strike your soul and then take it into the presence of God.

In our church, people are free to come before the altar during worship. Every child of God should be free to do whatever his heart is moving him to do in the presence of his Father. The Father gave us a born-again spirit. The Bible calls Him the Father of spirits (Hebrews 12:9b). So, every time you come to the presence of the Father as a believer, your spirit wants to express itself to the Father. Strive to make thanking God for anything He does for you a habit, no matter how small or insignificant the event, it’s never too extreme to thank God for it.


PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to worship you in spirit and in truth on a daily basis as I draw closer and closer to you. Amen.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 18:16-19:38, Matthew 6:25-7:14, Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 2:6-15
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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 5:46am On Jan 07
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Tuesay, 7th January, 2020

*TOPIC: DAILY WORSHIP - JOHN 4:24*

The next daily activity you must carry out to unlock the power of daily Christianity is worship. This is very simple but very important. Worship is giving expression in words and acts to an internal revelation of God that you have.

Worship is not just singing. Songs are a vehicle to carry worship as a substance to the Father. Don’t sing for singing sake. Worship must always flow from your heart. I like a story I read a long time ago of an event where a young man was asked to recite Psalm 23. He stood up and recited Psalm 23 like an orator. He had proper diction and pronunciation and everybody stood up and gave him a standing ovation. After this, an old missionary was asked to recite Psalm 23 and with a broken voice, the old man recited Psalm 23. By the time he finished, people were on their faces crying. An elderly minister there was asked what the difference between them was; he said the young man knew Psalm 23 but the old missionary knew the Shepherd.

When you sing, don’t aim to sing the song that you know; aim to sing to the God that the song is talking about. That is what makes whatever you do ministry. You don’t read the Bible like a newspaper, you read the Bible like a letter from somebody and ask, “Holy Spirit, what are You saying here?”

You must do worship. Worship is different from praise. Praise is celebrating God for what He can do. Thanksgiving is returning back to God to appreciate Him for what He has done but worship is the highest because it is coming to God for Who He is and not what He has done or what He can do. It is not a function of whether He blesses you or not.




PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to worship you in spirit and in truth on a daily basis as I draw closer and closer to you. Amen.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 16:1-18:15, Matthew 6:1-24, Psalm 7:1-17, Proverbs 2:1-5

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 8:21pm On Jan 06
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Monday, 6th January, 2020

*TOPIC:SEEK GOD FOR WHAT HE CREATED YOU FOR AND NOT YOUR NEED - LUKE 10:38-42*

Don’t let your fellowship with God centre around what you need Him for only but let it centre on what God made you for. God made you for His pleasure but you also need Him for issues in your life. For example, as a minister of the gospel, I need God for many things I can’t get by myself. I need God for power and anointing but if my relationship with God centres around those things alone, I won’t grow and I will not develop my spirit.

There are two issues that we deal with constantly in our walk with God:
a. What we need Him for
b. What He made us for.

These two things are well illustrated in the lives of two sisters in the Bible: Mary and Martha.
Luke 10:38-42 says;
38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Martha was consumed with serving while Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to Him. Of the two of them, neither actually did anything wrong, but Mary did something much more vital to God and the reason for her creation. The Bible says after some time Martha was distracted with much serving. Note the word “distracted” because it is key to the subject matter here. One of the things the devil uses to break your spiritual focus in developing your spirit and walking with God is distraction.


PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to develop my spirit through daily fellowship with you and in your word. Amen.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 13:5-15:21, Matthew 5:27-48, Psalm 6:1-10, Proverbs 1:29-33

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 7:28am On Jan 05
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Sunday, 5th January, 2020


*TOPIC: DAILY PERSONAL FELLOWSHIP WITH THE FATHER - PSALM 110:1*

The next daily activity you must carry out to unlock the power of daily Christianity is developing a personal fellowship with the Father.

It is exciting when a man of God makes a proclamation of grace upon you but after you have received it by faith, you must begin the daily practices to make it your own practically.
It is this cessation of daily practices that has reduced the Church from a family of ministers to a separation of ministers and the rest. Everybody that is saved by Jesus is a minister. It’s just that some of us have found our portfolio and are engaged in the activities of that ministry. Whether you have found your own portfolio or not, the devil wants to reduce the rate of your spiritual practices.

The rate at which most Christians find it difficult to do the right spiritual activities daily is dangerous in the spirit. In fact, the kids that are being raised in many Churches today are hardly involved in any spiritual activities at all. In another 20 years when the same kids are leading the Church, the devil could take a break because there will be no more daily activities!


I believe that one hour is the minimum unit of spiritual power as mentioned by the Lord Jesus Christ in the Bible in Mark 14:37

37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?

To fellowship is to service a relationship. You cannot grow as a Christian without fellowship with other Christians as well as with God. You must service your personal relationship vertically with God and horizontally with your fellow believers. If that fellowship is reduced, the passion is reduced and the relationship begins to die.


PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to develop my spirit through daily fellowship with you and in your word. Amen.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 11:1-13:4, Matthew 5:1-26, Psalm 5:1-12, Proverbs 1:24-28

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 10:47am On Jan 04
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Saturday, 4th January, 2020

*TOPIC: DAILY CORPORATE FELLOWSHIP AND DAILY EVANGELISM*
ACTS 2:46
 
The next daily activity you must carry out to *unlock the power of daily Christianity is corporate fellowship and daily evangelism.* 
 
*It becomes so easy for Christians to fall into sin, to backslide, and to change their commitment because of the absence of daily practices*. The Bible recorded that *the Church in the Acts of Apostles continued (in fellowship) daily, and that was why they had such power*. *The devil has turned this into weekly gathering in our generation and even attacks the time that we spend in God’s presence now.* 
 
When I started ministering as a Pastor, one of the greatest attacks that the enemy first launched against the ministry was to get people to say that we spent too much time in Church. So I went to ask the Lord: “Do I change? Is it good to listen to the people?” *And God told me that He did not say the people should form the minister for Him but that the minister should form the people for Him and this is where ministers started making mistakes*. 
 
If it was today’s Church that brought the pattern they used in the Acts of Apostles, how easy do you think it would have been to do Church daily? *We need to find out what they were doing daily, not only in the Temple but also from house to house. No wonder they worked in such awareness and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. The devil knows that if he lets this continue from generation to generation, the Church would take over the world.*

As the Apostles were doing spiritual activities daily, the Lord was adding such as were being saved to the Church daily (Acts 2:47). That means they were doing evangelism daily also but the devil got us to start reducing our daily spiritual activities.
 
*PRAYER*: Dear Lord, awaken in me an understanding of the importance of daily fellowship with fellow Christians. Help me to tell others about you when and where I can. Amen.
 
*BIBLE IN A YEAR*: Genesis 8:1-10:32, Matthew 4:12-25, Psalm 4:1-8, Proverbs 1:20-23

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 8:16am On Jan 02
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Thursday, 2nd January, 2020

TOPIC: UNLOCKING THE POWER OF DAILY CHRISTIANITY (2) ISAIAH 50:4, MARK 1:35


Let’s take a look at the first daily practice you must have to unlock the power of daily Christianity:

1) *Waking up early to pray*

What sustained the anointing without measure on the Lord Jesus Christ, that healed people who came and touched His clothes is in the Bible passage above: God woke Him up morning by morning to pray. Wouldn’t you like to enter into this kind of relationship with the Holy Spirit – a morning by morning relationship with Him like our Lord Jesus Christ did?

If you want to be like Jesus, you must look at what Jesus did daily and get involved in the same activities. Most people don’t understand what the anointing does to them. If you are not doing some activities to service and maintain your spirit, the anointing will wear you out.

In Mark 1:35, Jesus must have been tired but the Holy Spirit woke Him up for His daily practice of prayer and He rose. We need to learn a lesson here: you can’t pray still lying down where you slept the night before. When the Holy Spirit wakes you up to pray, you may go back to sleep because you stayed on your bed instead of rising up. Jesus rose up, left the house, and went somewhere to pray. If you wake up in the bedroom, why don’t you get up and go to the kitchen, living room or study so you can be alert to pray. You can’t wake up on the bed and continue praying there; you are likely to fall asleep again. By the time you wake up finally, it will be too late to pray and it will be time to start the other daily activities that wear out your spirit and strengthen other things in your life. Meanwhile you have not done anything to balance your life.

Every born-again person has been given the capacity to hear God but you must constantly service that capacity so it does not die off.


PRAYER:
Dear Lord, show me the wrong daily activities in my life that are dangerous to my physical, spiritual, emotional and financial health. Help me to replace them all with the right activities. Amen.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 3:1-4:26, Matthew 2:13-3:6, Psalm 2:1-12, Proverbs 1:7-9


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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 8:51am On Jan 01
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Wednesday, 1st January, 2020

TOPIC: UNLOCKING THE POWER OF DAILY CHRISTIANITY (1)
1 CORINTHIANS 15:58, GALATIANS 6:9

Welcome to the New Decade, welcome to the New Year! My goal this month is to bring to your awareness daily practices that give birth to victorious Christian living. May God baptise you with sensitivity so that you will become aware of the daily practices in your life that are dangerous and also become inflamed to do the right spiritual practices that will make you a victorious and strong Christian on earth.

How would you like God to bless you with per minute income? But will you be willing to do per minute prayers? How about per second income? It can happen if you will get into per second activities too. Have you ever thought of per second sowing? How are you going to have per second reaping if you don’t do per second sowing?

If you wish to operate in God’s glory on a consistent basis, you must move into daily practices of the right nature. The truth is, whether you are conscious of it or not, you are living life daily. And as such you are already carrying out many activities daily. Problems arise when we fail to pay attention to daily activities of the wrong nature in our lives.

Take for example, an executive who works in such a way that he resumes by 8:00am and hardly gets up from his desk till 3:00pm. Doctors will tell you that the practice of sitting like that daily will affect your health negatively. Such a person is already doing something daily that isn’t safe but it is legal and legitimate and because it is legal, the danger in the practice is not always seen.

There are also some people that have daily routines by way of their diet that will kill them if they don’t change. On the converse, there are people who eat extremely healthily and go to the gym daily. They are developing a body that the devil can kill anytime. How much more those of us who have to develop our spirit? Can you imagine if it is said of you that you have never missed feeding your spirit with the Word of God 30minutes every day for 20years? Can you imagine that you have never missed 30minutes of speaking in tongues every day for the past 20years? What do you think will happen to that spirit? That spirit will have such a shape, such an influence, such power! Tomorrow, we will look at some activities we can do daily to achieve this.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, show me the wrong daily activities in my life that are dangerous to my physical, spiritual, emotional and financial health. Help me to replace them all with the right activities. Amen.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 1:1-2:25, Matthew 1:1-2:12, Psalm 1:1-6, Proverbs 1:1-6

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 5:22am On Dec 31, 2019
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

*TOPIC: THE ANOINTED DUO*
Ecclesiastes 4:9

*The anointed duo flow experience* was a declaration of the Holy Spirit upon my marriage some years back when my wife and I were in prayer. The Holy Spirit spoke and said, “You are my anointed duo” and placed an anointing upon us to call His children into the anointed duo flow. It wasn’t a phrase that we coined. You are not supposed to be an anointed ‘separate’; *you are supposed to be an anointed duo that has become one.* It is my prayer that this grace will come upon your life and your home. *A new degree of understanding and flow will come upon you.* You still have a long way to go and many things to do for God together.

We have not encountered a problem in the ministry since we have been on this road that the two us of sitting down and talking together did not talk into the solution; we talk and talk and just share between us and then suddenly we hit a gusher in the spirit, and the solutions begin to come with practical steps to take. It has never failed. I want something to come upon your marriage, *you will not discuss into problems again, you will discuss into solutions in Jesus’ Name.*

We have not agreed on anything yet that has not been done. The only person happy with the two of you (you and your spouse) not coming together is the devil. In all the years I have counselled and ministered to people in marriage, the first thing that God shows me is His purpose for their union and I tell them, “how can you be this blind, look at what God has for the two of you, why are you fighting to throw this away?” *Every time I succeed in making couples see what God has in plan for them, they become determined to make their marriage work. Don’t fight with each other, fight for the future the devil is trying to steal.*

*PRAYER:* I pray for you that God will give you the grace of an Anointed duo to overcome problems, break yokes, and remove barriers. Amen!

*BIBLE IN A YEAR:* Malachi 3:1-4:6, Revelation 22:1-21, Psalm 150:1-6, Proverbs 31:25-31

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 6:40am On Dec 30, 2019
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Monday 30th December, 2019

*TOPIC: GODLY COUNSELS FOR COUPLES*
Ecclesiastes 4:9

Marriage is enjoyable; but the issue with many people is that men and women enter into marriage with great expectations but very low preparation. Looking at my marriage today, we started with nothing, but God has blessed our marriage.

I don’t know anything that you will do that will make God bless you than marriage. God can come into your marriage and use it for something powerful.

I will share with you some *godly counsels to make your marriage enjoyable and powerful.*

*1. Believe the best of each other*

*2. Build on the strength of each other-* dig out the strength of each other and build on it, don’t dig out the negative of each other.

*3. Don’t go to sleep unreconciled.* A key principle to a life of continuous victory and joy in marriage.

*4. Use words constructively.* Don’t forget the principle of dealing with the issue and not the person for a stronger relationship.

*5. Handle money with Godly wisdom, avoiding debt*

*6. Be teachable, be open to understanding that can help your marriage*

*7. Solve problems immediately–* remember, time does not heal the wound, it only numbs the pain

*8. Recognize the difference between problems and weakness-* the clash of weaknesses generates problems that people deal with, so identify your weakness, face it and solve it on your own with the Holy Spirit or spiritual help outside.

*9. Deal with ancestral problems-* identify the ancestry you are coming from. If God does not come into your life you are likely to repeat the traits of your ancestors, so it is good for you to know the traits of your ancestors and build defences against its manifestation in your life and marriage.

*10. Get close to God individually-* let the decisions that come from your walk with God and love for each other produce the bulk of changes in your marriage, not accidents.

*11. After God, make your spouse priority in your marriage and not an addendum.*

*PRAYER:* LORD, help me to apply these godly counsels to my marriage and build a home that brings glory to God always. Amen!

*BIBLE IN A YEAR:* Malachi 1:1-2:17, Revelation 21:1-27, Psalm 149:1-9, Proverbs 31:10-24

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 7:06am On Dec 29, 2019
*SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN*
Sunday 29th December, 2019

*TOPIC: MARRIAGE UNION AS AN OMELETTE (2) - Matthew 19:8, Malachi 2:15*

Yesterday, I started discussing with you the marriage union. I got on an important question of WHY DID YOU MARRY EACH OTHER. Today, we will complete that and move to some other points.

I was in a Christian gathering to minister some years back, and the Lord asked me to find out from people why they married their spouses. I was surprised, but the Lord told me it is going to answer the challenges those people are having in their homes. By the time I got their responses, not a single person married for love or divine purpose in that assembly. A man said he married to continue his family name. If the wife of such person didn’t give birth to a male child, it becomes a major issue. One said he got married because he was tired of house chores. He needed someone to help him out with that. That means he actually married a house maid not a wife.

There are different reasons people go into marriage. Socio-cultural reason was why some got married. The man or the lady was getting old and needed to settle down on time. You may need to find out from your spouse why he or she married you and that may settle some things in your union forever. Original reasons will affect your journey and behaviour in marriage.

2. HOW DID YOU START? This you also need to find out. You can either start as strangers or as friends. Most Christians start their relationship as strangers. Unbelievers however have better marriages than Christians at times because they usually start as friends. Even if you started your relationship as strangers, to have a victorious marriage, you must become friends. I pray that every married couple reading this will convert to friends if you are not; friends that you just enjoy each other. As Christians, you have the foundation; God led you to each other, but you must become friends. You can sit down, talk and enjoy life together.


PRAYER: I pray for you today that you will enjoy your marriage and not endure it. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Zechariah 14:1-21, Revelation 20:1-15, Psalm 148:1-14, Proverbs 31:8-9

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 6:43am On Dec 26, 2019
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Thursday, 26th December 2019

TOPIC: RESOLVING CONFLICTS IN MARRIAGE (3)
Amos 3:3, 1 Peter 3:7

I want to continue today where I stopped yesterday concerning one of the major problem areas in marriage which is SEX MATTERS. I told you most Christians want to shy away from this but that will not be the best approach. Whenever the pastor gets on the matter of sex in church, everybody wants to wear the Saint-Mary look. There was a brother when we were growing up. He was about the holiest brother that you can see; he was always saying, “Don’t talk about sex.” I said, “Bro, you are not holy.” He was surprised. Today, among all of us that got married, he has the most number of children; he has children every year and he said we shouldn’t talk about sex.

A woman raised a question years ago: “My husband wants to kiss me but his mouth smells. How do I go about this? If I tell him, he will be offended.” Many women face that problem, and it is affecting their sex life. Now, if you don’t tell him, somebody will tell him outside in a bad place; how you tell him is where wisdom comes in. In that case, you can buy him a mouth wash. You will be the first to start using it and then you invite him to join you. You can also arrange that the two of you see the dentist together for some professional touch to the mouth odour. To allow mouth odour affect your sex life without dealing with it is foolish. So, don’t gloss over sex matters. If you are not mature enough to talk about sex, you are not mature enough for marriage.

Start disciplining yourself to attack every problem at issue level and deal with it there. Separate the issue from the person. The woman with the issue of blood is different from the issue of blood. You have issues and your wife has issues, solve the issues without attacking the person. Every attack against the person weakens the relationship. The first time I said sorry to my wife was not long after we got married. It was the Holy Spirit that told me to do so. I didn’t abuse her but spoke sharply to her while having a discussion.

You may need to apologize to your spouse also on discovering that you have done damage to that relationship by the use of words and the actions you have taken because of issues that could have been addressed. God will always defend the person; God will not excuse the issue, but He will defend the person. The devil will always come after the person and give you enough justification to keep attacking the person of each other until your marriage is irreparably damaged.

PRAYER: I receive boldness to take necessary steps and adjustments to make my marriage a heaven on the earth. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Zechariah 9:1-17, Revelation 17:1-18, Psalm 145:1-21, Proverbs 30:32

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 6:42am On Dec 26, 2019
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Wednesday, 25th December 2019

*TOPIC: RESOLVING CONFLICTS IN MARRIAGE (2)*
Amos 3:3, 1 Peter 3:7

One major principle in marriage is that conflicts are inevitable. *Conflicts are inevitable but they can be taken care of. Conflicts in marriage will give you two outcomes and you will determine the outcome you want to have. The two outcomes are Outcome of Misunderstanding and Outcome of Understanding. Understanding leads to respect, submission, cleaving and unity while Misunderstanding leads to despise, hatred, opposition, separation and disunity.* Take note, I didn’t mention divorce as one of the options. Conflicts well managed will lead to understanding but when not well managed, it leads to conquest and destruction.

*Dealing with conflicts in marriage, three things must be recognized; namely the issue, the person and the relationship.* Most of the time, couples deal with and attack the person and leave the issues unattended to. *Attacking the person and not the issue will weaken your relationship.* For example, telling your wife she forgets things a lot is attacking the person, and that will weaken your relationship somewhere. Men complain that women waste time; that is dealing with the person not the issue. Women on the contrary don’t actually waste time but use time differently from men.

Deal with conflicts at issue level. *Every time conflict shows up and you go after the person, the relationship gets weaker and soon you will need an expert to keep it from tearing.* You wonder why your husband withdrew or why your wife is silent; most likely you have not been dealing with conflicts at issue level.

*Couples should not hide matters from each other. Find out what the issue is.* One of the major problem areas in marriage is sex matters. These are matters that Christians especially don’t find easy to talk about because the devil convinced us that discussing sex is ungodly or sinful. But we forget that sex was created by God, not the devil. Why should unbelievers be talking more about sex than Christians?

*PRAYER:* LORD, I receive wisdom to apply the biblical principles to my marriage for excellence, growth and improvement.

*BIBLE IN A YEAR:* Zechariah 8:1-23, Revelation 16:1-21, Psalm 144:1-15, Proverbs 30:29-31

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 5:59am On Dec 24, 2019
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Tuesday, 24th December 2019

TOPIC: RESOLVING CONFLICTS IN MARRIAGE
AMOS 3:3


What Is Conflict Resolution?
It is the effective management of differences to achieve the best for the union and for the future. It is the inability to manage differences effectively that leads to all forms of challenges and problems in marriage. You need to first of all embrace differences in marriage. It is the beginning of failure and troubles in marriage for couples to start comparing their spouse with another person or marriage with another marriage. Every marriage has a specific purpose to fulfil under God and couples must recognize that. We will need to work on our individual differences and peculiarities for this eternal counsel and purpose of God to be fulfilled.
 
Don’t look for an alternative to your spouse. Many times couples always want to find an alternative to their spouse when they are having misunderstanding at home. For a man, he just becomes a workaholic and spends more time at work, tries to hang out with a few friends, and only returns home when it is late in the night. For a woman, she simply goes into a shell and begins to pile up memories of past atrocities and issues she has had with her husband. Always resolve your conflicts and differences on time as couples. When problems are not resolved on time, it grows bigger and becomes more difficult to solve.
 
Conflicts are inevitable in marriage. They will always come, but you need the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to resolve conflicts when they arise in marriage. Conflicts will come because both of you are coming from two different backgrounds. You haven’t known your spouse well until you know the lines you shouldn’t cross with him, what turns him on, and what turns him off. Effective conflict management in marriage helps us to develop resilience and makes us to have a life of continuous victory in marriage. It is not being a Christian alone that gives you victory in marriage, it is submission to the Holy Spirit that gives you victory in marriage. That there will be challenges is a forgone conclusion, it will happen again and again over the course of your marriage; but God wants us to resolve these conflicts as they arise in marriage. 


PRAYER:
I open up myself to the wisdom of the Ancient of days to have a victorious marriage here on earth. Amen!
 

BIBLE IN A YEAR: 
Zechariah 6:1-7:14, Revelation 15:1-8, Psalm 143:1-12, Proverbs 30:24-28


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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 7:21am On Dec 22, 2019
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Sunday, 22nd December, 2019


TOPIC: THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE - GENESIS 2:21-25, AMOS 3:3



The marriage institution is an institution established by God. However, it does not mean that there will not be conflicts in marriage. Conflicts are expected in marriage because two people are coming together with a lot of differences from each other. Those conflicts must be properly resolved for peace to reign in the family and for the marriage to be a blessing. A lot of people come into marriage with so great expectation but little preparation. People prepare well for their career, business, and so on but don’t really put much preparation into marriage.

I had six years of courtship before I got married. It was not because I was afraid of marriage, but I wanted to learn well before stepping into marriage. I functioned as the best man for practically all the minister-friends at that time to the extent that the Chaplain at the Chapel told me at a time, “Man of God, the next time you are coming bring your wife.” During these period, I was learning; I learnt from brothers who would leave their wives at home and come to meet their friends, and so on.

Also note that there is no perfect marriage anywhere because there are no perfect people on the earth. Just like you cannot have a perfect church, you cannot have a perfect marriage. The day you have a perfect church, the minute you join that church, it becomes imperfect. So, I don’t really believe you can have a perfect marriage, but you can have victorious marriages. You can continually get better and improve at your marriages every day. So, don’t think that when you marry you are going into a perfect marriage from day one; you will have an improving marriage as you begin to work at your marriage and resolve conflicts through the wisdom of God.


PRAYER: Dear Lord, I receive your wisdom to make my marriage what will bring glory to God on the earth.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Zechariah 2:1-3:10, Revelation 13:1-13:18, Psalm 141:1-10, Proverbs 30:18-20

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 7:05am On Dec 21, 2019
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Saturday, 21st December, 2019


*TOPIC: LAWS OF MARRIAGE #7: HONOUR - Psalm 144:12*


If there’s anything that will make marriage succeed, it is honour. Connect this to the law of precedence and you will get a full understanding. The word ‘honour’ in Greek means ‘to set a value on something’ or ‘to fix a value.’ You have no right to devalue your wife. Always remember that your wife takes precedence over your sister and your mother; and let that be clear to everyone.

You cannot dishonour your wife and have God bless you, and you cannot dishonour your husband and have God bless you. The law of honour will give birth to the right use of words in your marriage. When God made the woman, He brought her to Adam to see what he would call her and he said she’s Eve, the mother of all living; she’s bone of my bone.” Absence of honour or incomplete honour is responsible for the trouble in many marriages.

Sadly, there are many homes today where the man treats his wife as though she is one of his properties in the house. There are women today that don’t even have a voice in their husband’s life. This is incorrect. Your wife must have a voice in your life. You must use words and actions to honour your wife. Likewise a woman must honour her husband and follow his leadership for a healthy and prosperous marriage.


PRAYER:Dear Lord, help me to properly honour my spouse and treat him/her in the light of the office you’ve given him/her. Amen..

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Zechariah 1:1-21, Revelation 12:1-17, Psalm 140:1-13, Proverbs 30:17

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Religion / Re: Spirit Meat Devotional by docsam007: 10:30am On Dec 20, 2019
SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN
Friday, 20th December 2019

TOPIC:
LAWS OF MARRIAGE #6: ADAPTABILITY
1 Peter 3: 1-7
 

Women, don’t try to change your husbands; instead, adapt and let God do the changing as He deems fit. Cast your worries on the Lord, don’t fall to the pressure to ‘make things happen’. If you do your own part, God will do the rest.
 
The law of adaptability requires a woman to adapt to her husband. Remember that the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 11: 8-9 “For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.” Therefore, it is altogether appropriate that a woman who is meant to be a man’s help meet adapt to him. If you find that you cannot adapt to a man, you shouldn’t marry him in the first place. 
 
Let me be clear, men are not perfect and their ways and preferences are not superior compared to women. Some men for instance, have developed bad habits of watching pornography. If such a man requires his wife to watch pornography with him because she needs to adapt to him, he’s out of order. Adapting in this context does not include adapting to sin. If you and your husband are born again, you need to confront your husband when he commits sin not adapt to him in such instances, but where it is a matter of a preference, a meal or a way of doing things that doesn’t amount to sin, the Bible requires that a woman adapts to her husband. If the man needs to change, God will change him. 
 
You as a woman should not give yourself a mission to change your husband. You won’t succeed at this and there will be no peace in your home and you don’t need unnecessary quarrels. You need to decide whether you want God’s wisdom in your marriage or whether you will use yours. 
 

PRAYER: 
Dear Lord, give me the grace to adapt to the leadership of my husband instead of trying to change him. Amen.
 

BIBLE IN A YEAR: 
Haggai 1:1-2:23, Revelation 11:1-19, Psalm 139:1-24, Proverbs 30:15-16


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