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THE SENIOR SPECIAL ADVISER

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Devotional Daily
February 28

THE SENIOR SPECIAL ADVISER

1CHRONICLES 27:33-34 "And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor: and Hushai the Archite was the king's companion: And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab."

what type of counselor are you? are you like Ahitophel. who is Ahitophel?
Ahitophel was a good counselor, loved, held in high esteem by the people and king David appointed him as his adviser. his counsel was highly sought after in the running of the affairs of state.

however,he did not submit to the Lord to be used by Him, he did not fear God and whosoever does not fear God cannot be truly wise, for the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Ahitophel's true character came into limelight in the rebellion of Absalom against David his father.




Let your advise be according to the word of the Lord, Conspiracy is not good.

SERVE GOD WHOLEHEARTEDLY

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devotional daily
February 27

SERVE GOD WHOLEHEARTEDLY

1Chronicle 28:9  And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

the motives behind our actions are very important to God. He reads our minds and knows our intentions. According to 1 Samuel 16, God is the only true judge. Jesus pronounced blessings on the pure i heart and taught that a seemingly holy and faithful man may be committing adultery without touching a woman if he does in his heart.
impure thoughts and intentions defile a man and render his service unacceptable to God.

let us willingly and cheerfully commit our time, talents and treasures to serve God.

THE OUTSIDE ATTACK

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Devotional daily
February 26

Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

THE OUTSIDE ATTACK

The grievous wolves disguised in sheep's clothing are pillaging the church today.
Perverse doctrines and practices will come forth from the heart of the church itself.
The very elders of the church will sell themselves out for personal advantage, and divide the church in factions for the sole purpose of making disciples for themselves.

HE KEPT CALLING: another opportunity

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Devotional daily

February 25



Isaiah 55:6 "seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near"

HE KEPT CALLING: another opportunity

There is a saying "opportunity comes but once"
But it is not like that with God. God's opportunity is always available.  God keeps calling you and me into His everlasting rest. He never gave up  and He has not given up to.

Whenever you call upon Him, He is Always there to answer your call.
Peradventure you are losing hope, I am encouraging you at this time, that you should not lose hope, God has answered your call. It may not be in the way you thought it would happen.

Always take this with you. GOD wants the best for you,you only need to be patient..

ANYONE CAN MAKE AN IDOL

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Devotional Daily
February 24

ANYONE CAN MAKE AN IDOL

Psalm 115:14  The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

Anyone can make an idol but no one can make God.
Man was made as superior over all other creations yet man ended up subjecting himself to what he made.

Idol worship is a sin.
Anything you worship apart from God is a sin.
Man is superior to the enemy, though man tend to view the enemy as more powerful but that is not true.

put away the idols you have in your hand and worship God.

man has made another fellow man his idols, this we have in the making of stars, we more or less worship these celebrity, too much emphasis place on anything is becoming an idol. we should take caution.

man has made their spiritual fathers idols, reason why they fall when the spiritual father falls. Jesus should be our perfect examples as christians.

Television series program could be made an idol, likewise :
1. education
2. beauty
3. fashion
4. children
5. spouse
6. money
7. post
8. position
9. fame

WHY I LOVE THE LORD

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Devotional Daily
February 23

WHY I LOVE THE LORD

God's love is unconditional.
God's love has no limit especially to everybody.
But man's love is conditional.
we need to follow God's example in loving others.
most times we claim we love God while we hate our fellow man. that is not love.
we claim to love God, yet we have never returned thanks offering for His wonderful works in our lives.

when we are desperate in getting a request granted, we promise God so many things of which we don't fulfill by the time our prayer is anwsered.

Now, think through the wonderful miracle God has done for you. fulfill your vows to God.
sing praises to God in the midst of His people, then your blessings will be in abundant

AT THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD

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Devotional Daily
February 22

AT THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD

Psalms 114: 7 "Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;"

the presence of the president of a country connotes a number of things.
People and Governors will start to run from one place to the other to make sure the president is very comfortable if invited. welcoming the president is with high honour while the rebellious hid themselves to avoid the wrath of the President.

the presence of the General Overseer of any church also make people tremble.
people all around, even the president of a country gives honour to men of God. church members and Pastors will make everything ready and available for the welcoming of the man of God.

these above examples are earthly leaders, what about GOD Himself?
the owner of these leaders.

these are part of what happens at the presence of God:
1. The sea fled
2. Jordan was driven back
3. The mountains skipped like rams
4. The little hills skipped…

ALWAYS RENDER PRAISES TO GOD, He deserves more than that.

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Devotional Daily
February 21

ALWAYS RENDER PRAISES TO GOD, He deserves more than that.




Psalms 113:9 "He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD."


whatever position that we might find ourselves, we should praise the name of our God, not only when He did something for us because, every time God is working for us, He is always working on our behalf, therefore we should praise Him till our last breath.
Praise God for these:
1. For His wonderful works of creation
2. For His status, He is higher above all.
3. His glory is great
4. There is no one like Him
5. Our God as magnificent as He is, still humble Himself
6. He never forget the poor and the needy, He lifts them up to where they never thought of being.
7. He is ever aware of the barren women and make them mothers

PATHWAY TO PROSPERITY, no matter what the storms look like.

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GET WISDOM, GET UNDERSTANDING

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Devotional daily
February 19

GET WISDOM, GET UNDERSTANDING


Psa 111:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom:
 a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]:
his praise endureth for ever.

try and read the whole psalms 111 today.
It talks about the wonderful works of God.
The earth is full of the wonders in God's work.
Look at the seas, the stars, and everything in it.

If nothing else at all, look at yourself, you are one of His creation.

The last verse emphasize the fear of God.

Do you need wisdom? It's close to you.
Do you need understanding? It's at your fingertip.

Show me the man who fear the Lord and I will show you the man who is wise.

The truth is that we can't get anywhere without the fear of God.
The fear of God in us will make us stay free of sin.

The fear of God makes us to standout from the crowd.


Fear God in all your dealings and it shall be well with you.

GOD KNOWS YOU

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Devotional daily
February 18

GOD KNOWS YOU

Psa 110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.


the whole of psalms 110 points to Jesus, Christ our righteousness.
Long before Jesus was born, a lot has been revealed about Him.

This is also the same for every one, God is always in charge.
God is aware of you, He's aware of what your actions would be like, only that He won't force any action out of us.

God knows you. God is aware of what you are going through right now.

He will never leave nor forsake you.

Walk in the part of righteousness, the priest mentioned in the above verse did the same thing and he was never forgotten.

So likewise do the same and it shall be well with you.

DON'T BE AN ADVERSARY

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Devotional daily
February 17

DON'T BE AN ADVERSARY

Psa 109:29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

The rewards of being an adversary is never a palatable one.
Don't stand in ways of others.
When they are moving up, encourage them.
Pray for those you know very well that they don't like you.
Don't make people your enemy.
When they succeed, congratulate them.
Desire the good of others.

Then your hands would be cleaned.

HELP OF MAN IS USELESS

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Devotional Daily February 16


 HELP OF MAN IS USELESS
Psalm 108:13 "through God, we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall read down our enemies"
The verse preceding the above verse makes us to understand that the help of man is useless. It is only God who can help without frustration. If we seek the help of man, we are working our way to disappointment. In some ways, you can call several times those that promised you help that they will be scared to pick your calls. But that does not mean they won't disappoint you. Some have been disappointed that they committed suicide. Let's make life worth living by not looking for the help of man. Seek God, he is the one who can raise you up.


Relax, JESUS WILL CALM THE STORM.

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Devotional daily
February 15

Relax, JESUS WILL CALM THE STORM


Psalms 107:29 "He calms the storm
                            So that it's waves are still"

The storm depicts trouble, problems, anxiety and all kinds of tribulations we face as Christians.
God has never promised us that there won't be tribulations, there will be tribulations but Jesus has conquered the world.
JESUS calm the sea and walked on the water, Jesus has power to calm every stormy paths in our lives.
Let's always be thankful whenever He calm the storm for us.


LOVE IS IN THE AIR ....... Who knows the meaning of love?

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR ....... HAPPY VALENTINE - LiteracyBase:



Devotional daily

February 14



LOVE IS THE AIR



John 3:16 "For God so love the world, that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have eternal life"



The day is here, Valentine day makes the whole environment looks red. this is probably because of the believe that red signifies love. my  article today is for the celebrations that is on-going….. celebration of love, valentine’s day. come to think of it. have you ever ask yourself what love is? because if you don’t know the meaning of love, you might not get the main gist of valentine. let us analyze what love is all about as this will help us enjoy the celebration  the more.  Read more here

WEALTH AND RICHES

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Devotional daily
February 13

WEALTH AND RICHES


Psa 112:3 Wealth and riches [shall be] in his house:
and his righteousness endureth for ever.

God has it all, we are so ignorant of it.
God has wealth, yet we seek wealth everywhere.
God has riches, yet we do money rituals.

The only thing you need to do is to put him first.
Fear God, get wealth and riches.

Read psalms 112:1


#bepure


THE CRY OF A CHILD

Devotional daily
February 12

THE CRY OF A CHILD

Pro 19:18 Chasten thy son while there is hope,
and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

indulging a child when we should correct him will do him no good.
A child cannot always have what he wanted.
We have to let the child know the truth.

Some children can cry for anything, they feel you will give them what they want when they cry even more.
We can pray till eternity, once what we are praying for its going to hurt us, God will answer in a different way...

learn to respond to your child's request differently.
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DO YOU CARE?

February 11
Devotional daily

DO YOU CARE?

Pro 22:1 A [good] name [is] rather to be chosen than great riches, [and] loving favour rather than silver and gold.

We name our children when given birth to. Have you ever noticed that the name you give to your children have impact on their lives?

Let's bring it down to ourselves now, we were not aware of the name given us when we were given birth to, but we can shape our lives by ourselves.


Peradventure the name given to us has not been favourable to us, choose to bear a good name by your food works.

Don’t run after riches, run after good names.

Riches, will disappear like smoke but a good name retains virtues, and lives forever in the memory.


#bepure

THE LORD IS MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE THAN YOU ARE

Devotional daily
February 10

LET GOD DO THE DRIVING

Psa 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain.


No until we accept the simplicity of the above text, man will continue to strive without any gain. It is God who can reward our faithful deeds.
We will work but only God who can put a blessing into our labour.
Always carry the Lord along the building of your life.
God is the greatest architect, he's the greatest builder.

God knows the beginning from the end.

God knows more than you, let Him have the wheel.

#bepure

NEVER MISUSE THE OPPORTUNITY GOD GAVE YOU

February 9
Devotional daily

NEVER MISUSE THE OPPORTUNITY GOD GAVE YOU

Pro 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.

The world is of deceitful people, people who sees the road and call it a bush.  The world is filled with lies, where people exchange the innocent for criminals.  The world is filled up of wicked people, people who in their selfish state perverse judgment. 
The innocent people are suffering for the offense they didn't commit..  No one to fight their cause for them. 
God is the judge of the universe, he will never let the sinners go unpunished..  .  Do check your self, probably you are the type who uses your present status to deal with those that have in one way or the other offended you.  Check your self if you have been using your status to do wickedly, you won't go unpunished. 
If you are innocent, God is fighting on your behalf. 

#bepure

4 SIGNS THAT SHOWS YOU ARE VERY LAZY.

February 8

Daily Devotional



Proverbs 6:6-9

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!

It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
When will you get up from your sleep?



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CHASING AFTER THE SHADOW

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February 7
Devotional Daily

CHASING AFTER THE SHADOW
Psalm 1:3 "That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers."
In the world today, we have various books that talks about success. Books like
"be a billionaire within a year"
"seven laws of success",
"how to become a millionaire" and lots more…
These books will give you some defendable points, I am not saying they are wrong but we as Christians have left our main focus to chase after shadow. God has it all for you. The only thing remaining is for to do your part of the game, leave the rest to God.
Your own part is in verse 1 and 2 of this chapter, as you are doing yours, God is working on your behalf.
Avoid walking in the counsel of the ungodly,
Avoid standing in the path of the sinners,
Avoid sitting in the seat of the scornful,
Let your delight be in God's word.
Always meditate on His word.

Have a blessed d…

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2 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP YOUR FLOWER

2 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP YOUR FLOWER - LiteracyBase: 2 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP YOUR FLOWER The world has so much degenerated to the point at which we don’t know when we are saying the truth again. Errors have so much mixed with the truth that it collides all the time. Keeping ones virginity is now a taboo for most people. Some have …

GOD'S LAW, OUR DELIGHT

February 6
Devotional daily 
God's law, our delight. 

Psalms 1:2  'but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night "

God doesn't force us to obey him. Obedience is a free will of the mind,  God didn't force Adam to obey him, he gave us the freedom of choice. 

This is why the psalmist says, your delight should be in law of God.  You should be happy in obeying,  you don't obey God's law grudgingly but willingly. 
Meditating in God's word gives us the urge to move on, if you meditate in the word of God, you will be more inspired, you will have more knowledge of God's Word which will in turn make you stand with God.
The knowledge of God's Word will help  you not to heed the evil counsel, it will help you not to stand in the way of sinners and it will help you not to sit in the seat of the scornful.

Please run, it kills, again, it kills.....

February 5
Devotional daily


Please run, it kills, again, it kills...... - LiteracyBase: PLEASE RUN, IT KILLS…… Sin is transgression against the law. Sin kills Sin is like a beautiful parcel, well rapped, but blows up when opened. Sin is like a well prepared meal, that contains poison, you are fully aware it contains poison, but you chose to eat it.—- fleeting pleasure. Sin is like a trap …

FIVE IMPLICATIONS OF NOT HAVING THE HOLY SPIRIT

February 4
Devotional daily

FIVE IMPLICATIONS OF NOT HAVING THE HOLY SPIRIT

These are some of what happens when you don't have the Holy Spirit.

1. You won't be able to experience the joy that comes when serving the Lord.

2. The assurance of your salvation will be doubted.

3. Your witnessing will not carry, I  mean. it will be powerless.

4. Your Christian live will be a burden, I mean, you won't be a committed Christian.
Your will not be able to live the life God intended you to live

THE SEAT OF THE SCORNFUL

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February 3
Devotional daily

THE SEAT OF THE SCORNFUL

Psa 1:1 Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

The scornful  The scornful love to sit and criticize the people of God and the things of God.
You should not be part of such people. 
I have come to discover that in a number of times we love to criticize what others have done, we won't contribute or make change. 
We are good in sitting at a corner and make judgement on issues even those ones we know nothing about. 
to throw away the input made by others.  

WHEN YOU STAND IN THE PATH OF SINNERS

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February 2
Devotional Daily
WHEN YOU STAND IN THE PATH OF SINNERS


Psalm 1:1
"Blessed is the man

                    who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,

                    Nor stands in the path of sinners,

                    Nor sits in the seat of the scornful"



A sinner call sin another name.
A sinner will never acknowledge his sin.
A sinner will look for the right way to justify his actions
A sinner is always a sinner unless if washed by the blood of Jesus.

When you stand in the path of sinners, then you are in agreement with them.
When you agree with them, then you are the same thing.
It is better to avoid them, so as not get yourself polluted.
Whatever case it may be, God loves sinner but hate sin.

God loves you, you only need to repent.

Nice day.

WALKING IN THEIR COUNSEL

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February 1
Devotional Reading

WALKING IN THEIR COUNSEL.

Psalms 1:1 "Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
                    Nor stands in the path of sinners,
                    Nor sits in the seat of the scornful"

ungodly counsel abounds everywhere

what does it mean to walk in the counsel of the ungodly?

it is either you walk in the counsel of the godly or ungodly.
those who walk with God are godly.
when you walk in God's counsel, you obey His commandments.
God has a standard by which all men will be judge.

Do you meet up with the standard?

The reverse is that case of the ungodly,
the ungodly don't fear God.
the ungodly continue to live in sin.
the ungodly are unbelievers.
the ungodly will do whatever they can do to get what they want.
impatience is the heart of their character.
Injustice is in their blood.

do not give in to the counsel of the ungodly, because their counsels will go against God's command.

prostitution is ungodly.
gay…