GRAMMY-nominated Christian music icons NewSong have released a new album. Just Jesus features hit songs “I Am A Christian” and “Bright” along with new favorite “Just Jesus” and a live version of “Arise My Love.”
You can see NewSong performing many of these tracks live in concert on Winter Jam 2020. The 42-city tour kicked-off January 10 at Jacksonville, Florida’s VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and is slated to hit Chicago’s Sears Centre Arena; State Farm Arena in Atlanta; Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena; Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena; Kansas City, Missouri’s Sprint Center; and PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, among numerous other leading venues around the country, before concluding March 29 at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland.
Blessing Okoye, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur, just dropped her official Debut single titled “I’m Alive ”.
Blessing Okoye, who has started out from singing in the choir and was a vital vocal strength of her church’s adult choir at an early age of 8 years old, still burns with a strong passion for gospel music and functions actively in the music department of her church where she plays a key role.
Describing her debut single, She shares that it is her simple way of showing gratitude for the love of God which has brought her this far. She wishes to bless the world with her unique sound.
Blessing Okoye followed her passion and heart for gospel music and have recently worked with producers such as Eli-J, Crix B (Spiritualbeatz), Sonnie P and more, creating songs that she believes will bless the world.
The new single which is her official debut as a gospel artist I’m Alive, was produced by Sonnie P.
Topic: Settling Our Doubts [Andrew Wommack Devotional 28 January 2020]
John 1:46, “And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.”
Text: John 1:43-51
Nathanael suffered from a skepticism that afflicts many people today.
However, it is to his credit that he came to the Lord and gave Him a chance to prove who He was.
We can only speculate what it was that Jesus saw Nathanael doing under that fig tree (v. 50), but it is very clear that it was something that proved beyond a doubt that Jesus was the Christ.
Jesus didn’t rebuke Nathanael for his doubts, instead he removed them. The Lord has an answer for every doubt that we have. We need to be without guile before the Lord as Nathanael was (v. 47) and come to Him when we are plagued with doubts instead of running from Him or avoiding Him.
Jesus knows our frame. He remembers that we are but dust (Ps. 103:14). It is not a sin to doubt, but it becomes sin if we harbor those doubts. We should do as Nathanael did and bring our doubts to the Lord. Let’s allow Him to deal with them.
This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI) is an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (www.awmi.net).
Pastor David Ibiyeomie is a Nigerian pastor, televangelist, author, and educationist. He is the founder and senior pastor of Salvation Ministries, with headquarter in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Early Life and Education
Ibiyeomie was born in Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria on the 21st of October, 1962 to the family of late Chief and Mrs. Apollos Iganibo of Bolo Town in Ogu / Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria
He attended Banham Primay School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State from 1969 to 1974 for his Primary education. He went to Government Comprehensive Secondary School Borikiri, Rivers state between 1974 and 1979 for his secondary education. After then, he was admitted into Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt for a degree course in Micro-biology in 1980.
David Ibiyeomie became born again in 1995. After he gave his life to Christ, he discovered the divine calling to become a Pastor and teacher of the Gospel.
In 1995, he attended full time Bible School in the Word of Faith Bible Institute, an arm of David Oyedepo’s Ministries. While in the Bible School, the vision to establish and run Church based ministry became very clear to him.
Pastors David and Peace Ibiyeomie
After completing his Bible School training at Bishop David Oyedepo‘s Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI), Ibiyeomie started a house fellowship with his family in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. He later relocated to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where he started Salvation Ministries (Glorious Chapel) with 34 persons in attendance, on April 13, 1997, at plot 17 Birabi Street, G. R. A Phase 2 Port Harcourt.
Salvation Ministries started on the 13th of April 1997 at plot 35 Birabi Street GRA 1 Port Harcourt with 34 members: 15 males, 10 females and 9 children in attendance.
Salvation Ministries (Home of Success) church grew exponentially and in a record time that they had to relocate from plot 35 Birabi Street to plot 17 Birabi Street in the same G. R. A., Phase 1, Port Harcourt in 1999.
As of 2019, Salvation Ministries averages over 50,000 attendees every Sunday at its headquarters. The church also has numerous branches all over Nigeria, the United States, and other countries of the world.
Salvation Ministries is building her permanent site at Omuikuga Farm Road, Along Airport Road Opposite Geogal Filling Station Omuodukwu Igwuruta, Port Harcourt
The capacity of the cathedral will place it amongst the largest in the world after completion with the state of the art and hi-tech facilities.
The church holds annual programme, 5 Nights of Glory, every January.
Pastor David Ibiyeomie with his wife Pst. Mrs. Peace Ibiyeomie, and son David Ibiyeomie jnr.
David Ibiyeomie is joyfully married to his beautiful wife, Pastor (Mrs.) Peace Ibiyeomie and they are blessed with a son, David Ibiyeomie.
David Ibiyeomie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity on the 15th of May 2004 by the Bradley University of America.
It is the sacrifice you make today that will determine where you will be tomorrow. You must invest into your future. There cannot be a rise without a price.
2 Samuel 24:24 (KJV)And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
Even God had to sacrifice Jesus in order to get you and me as children.
Romans 3:25 (NIV)God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith.
Sacrifice is giving up a pleasure to get a treasure. If you do not give up the pleasure to gain the required treasure, you will soon come under pressure. Every man that must be the best must make sacrifice based on where he wants to be and what he wants in life. Many people want to be the best but are not ready to make any sacrifice.
Until you forego something, you will never go up. There are certain pleasures you have to let go now to gain the treasures of tomorrow. Be willing to sacrifice and not to compromise. In the race of life, only those that are willing to pay the price, get the prize.
Philippians 3:8, 14 (KJV)8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Sacrifice is the greatest secret of great men. No man can be the best without sacrifice. There is time for sacrifice and time for enjoyment. Sacrifice is not for once but should be a lifestyle. Sacrifice continually and consistently.
Romans 12:1 (KJV)I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
If you want to be the best, learn to live a sacrificial life!
David Ibiyeomie Awards Scholarship To 1000 Pupils in Nigeria
Pastor David Ibiyeomie of the Salvation Ministries Port Harcourt, awards scholarship to 1000 less privileged primary school pupils across Nigeria.
Recall that God’s servant David Ibiyeomie earlier promised in November, 2019 to pay school fees for 1000 less privileged children across the Nation out of his love for humanity.
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In fulfillment of this promise, 1000 less privileged pupils across Nigeria have received the sum of N50,000 each to cover their school fees for the current academic year through David Ibiyeomie Foundation.
The scholarship is aimed at increasing access to quality education delivery and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all which is one of the major goals of David Ibiyeomie Foundation.
The beneficiaries include children from the following states: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross Rivers, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Taraba.
God’s servant, David Ibiyeomie has personally invested the sum of 50 million naira into the lives of these children as he believes education is a tool for positive change in any progressive society.
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves…” (2 Corinthians 13:5)
Welcome to this wonderful New Year, this is a year God has ordained to make life beautiful for you. For you to align with God’s will for you this year, you should make it a constant habit to evaluate yourself. Just as an auditor who works in an audit or accounting firm, you will know that you are required to look at your work over and again before final submission. Especially when you write for an external audience, or audit a firm outside your jurisdiction, you understand that there exists zero tolerance for errors.
One little error can change the meaning or analysis of your work and cause your credibility to be altered, So it is with life in general. As Christians, in the process of becoming who God has appointed you to be this year, there is a need to constantly evaluate yourself to be sure you are on the right track. Examine your character, work, relationships, values and conduct.
Although, there might be areas in which you can boldly say you are doing well, you might have also gotten applauds and credits from people for your attitude or composure. Nevertheless, deep within you know, that there is need to improve so as to align with God’s standard for you.
In other to attain the height God has ordained for you this year, there is an urgent need for self-evaluation. You can begin by asking yourself genuine questions concerning the various aspects of your life such as; Are there areas I need to improve, am I taking the right steps, hanging around the right company, performing the right tasks and basically am I on the right path to my destiny. If not, then you must make amends.
More so, you can have personal appraisal journal, write and evaluate your visions and dreams, your strength and weaknesses, your achievements over the previous years, your relationship with God and man alike, be genuine to write done the areas that needs to be adjusted, changed and amended. In addition, go to God in Prayer and seek his help and guidance, however do not rule out to seek godly counsels in areas you need to improve because the bible admonished in Proverbs 11:14 “where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. However, note that your checks aren’t just to occur once; you must constantly conduct self- evaluation to be sure you are still in line and have improved from the last time you checked. Your constant evaluation and adjustments brings you to the path of perfection. You will not miss it in the name of Jesus!
God is a God of covenant and the benefits of the covenant are only available to those who have a covenant relationship with Him. He said in his Word: Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice Psalms 50:5. You can become a part of those in covenant with Him by praying this simple prayer with me inviting Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord and personal Saviour: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through [email protected], 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).
Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.
Engaging Divine Vengeance Through Prayer And Fasting! By Bishop David Oyedepo
Topic: Engaging Divine Vengeance Through Prayer And Fasting!
Welcome to the concluding part of this teaching! I hope you were blessed by last week teaching. Today, we shall focus on: Engaging Divine Vengeance through Prayer and Fasting!
We understand from scriptures that we live in the world of times and seasons and understanding of these times will always make us strive to make the most of these seasons, thereby putting us in command. The Scripture says, To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). As evident from scripture, we are in the season of God’s vengeance and that is a vital aspect of God’s end-time agenda.
Among others, it is the mystery of the other side of God yet undiscovered. No matter how spiritual we are, there are certain forces that won’t let us go until vengeance is executed. That is, until the God of vengeance intervenes, the wicked may never give up on us and as such we remain in captivity. For instance, it took the act of vengeance for the Israelites to experience liberty (Exodus 11:1). When God launched the plague in Egypt, there was calamity in the home of every Egyptian (Exodus 4:22-24). In the same way, there are certain forces that will not let us go until vengeance is executed.
Furthermore, while it is true that vengeance belongs to God, it is also our responsibility to invoke His vengeance on our enemies. As believers, therefore, we must acknowledge that just like God, we are also called to operate as two-sided followers of God. There is a time to pray for and a time to pray against! While we pray for people to be saved, we must also demand the destruction of our enemies. In other words, everything bewitching our lives is at our mercy; we are to determine whether they live or die! In Luke 18:7-8, we saw how God’s elect cried day and night for vengeance until God had no choice but to answer speedily.
This implies that God is eager to avenge His own elect but until we ask, we are not entitled to it. Also, it is our redemptive honour to execute vengeance upon the wicked (Psalm 149:6-9). Therefore, anything and anyone mocking our destiny is entitled to a curse (Mark 11:21-24).
Why Divine Vengeance?
For the Fulfilment of Prophecies: Every time a great door and effectual is opened to us, there are many adversaries (1 Corinthians 16:9). So, vengeance becomes an important weapon for the fulfilment of prophecies.
Our Comfort is tied to His vengeance: Our breakthroughs and all-round comfort are not guaranteed without vengeance. Until vengeance answers in the camp of our enemies, we may never be comforted (Isaiah 61:3).
To secure our Supernatural Breakthrough: Every time God breaks forth in our lives, the enemies gnash their teeth (Psalm 112:10; Isaiah 51:4-7). So, our breakthrough must be accompanied with vengeance, or it becomes a breakdown.
What, then, are the Weapons of vengeance?
Among others, we shall examine one vital weapon of vengeance which is the weapon of prayer and fasting. It is written, Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting (Matthew 17:21). Also, it is written, Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26:40-41). From the above scriptures, we understand that we cannot invoke vengeance without a strong prayer and fasting platform. Fasting and prayer is a secret for vengeance. Don’t be deceived, there is no software for fasting and prayer. Those who invoke vengeance are people that are battle-ready and have experienced power in fasting and prayer. For instance, Nehemiah was a man given to prayer and fasting.
As a result, God granted his request (Nehemiah 1:4-11). Even Jesus, the son of God was not left out as He was a man given to prayer and fasting. As a result, He began to manifest authority and power so much that demons screamed, ‘have you come to destroy us’ (Matthew 17:21). The devil fears our prayer and fasting lives. This is why we must always engage this weapon for vengeance. Remember, everyone who benefitted from the move of Christ made desperate moves. We do not get it sitting down and waiting, we get it by making desperate moves. So, go after vengeance at all cost and the God of vengeance will answer speedily.
In summary, vengeance will only answer for you if you are born again; otherwise, your effort will be wasted. Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me! Now, I know I am born again!
For further reading, please get my books: Winning Prayer, Satan Get Lost and Born to Win! I invite you to fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have four services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively. I know this teaching has blessed you.
Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, or call 01-4548070, 01-4548280, or E-mail: [email protected], Facebook: David Oyedepo Ministries International, Twitter: @DavidOyedepoMin.
Bishop David O. Oyedepo is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, and the founder and presiding bishop of the mega church, Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel.
Topic: Responsibility of Family [Billy Graham Devotional 27 January 2020]
Bless me and my family forever! —2 Samuel 7:29 (TLB)
Apart from religious influence, the family is the most important unit of society. It would be good if every home were Christian, but we know that it is not so. The family and the home can never exert their proper influence while ignoring the biblical standard. The Bible calls for discipline and a recognition of authority. If children do not learn this at home, they will go out into society without the proper attitude toward authority and law.
There is always the exceptional child, but the average tells us that the child is largely what the home has made him. The only way to provide the right home for your children is to put the Lord above them, and fully instruct them in the ways of the Lord. You are responsible before God for the home you provide for them.
Prayer for the day:
Father, keep me from any word or deed that might hinder a child from loving You..
Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.
Topic: God Wants You Well [Kenneth Copeland Devotional 27 January 2020]
For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord. – Jeremiah 30:17
God wants you well! Did you know that? He wants you healthy and strong in every single area of your life.
He wants you to be spiritually strong. Strong in faith. Strong in the Word. Strong in redemption. Strong in the love of God.
He wants you to be well in your mind, to be strong and stable emotionally.
He wants you to have a healthy will, a will that’s aligned with His will.
He wants your body to be well. He wants you free from the bondages of pain, sickness and care. Free from the worries and woes of this earthly life.
Your heavenly Father wants you well!
What’s more, in this day and hour, He needs you well. He needs you living in victory and healing so that you can teach others how to do it too. We’re stepping in to a time when that kind of knowledge is an absolute necessity. There’s no more time for the Body of Christ to limp along, uninformed and unprepared for the devil’s attacks.
In fact, here’s what the Lord has told me:
The further you go, the more dangerous things in the earth will become. People will have to grow in the realities of redemption and the “how-to’s” of living by faith in order to live in the great, overcoming way I have planned for them.
Jesus gave Himself in death so that we could be well. He was raised in life, ever making intercession for us now so that we can be well. And He wants us to be healthy and strong as a witness in these last days to a world that’s filled with terror—a witness of His love, His grace and His power.
Receive Jesus’ healing power in every area of your life. Start applying it by faith right now. Commit yourself to getting well and growing strong in every area of your life today!
Scripture Reading: Psalm 107
This message was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leader of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.