Joe Mettle To Tour the U.S and Canada starting this July.

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Artist of the year, Joe Mettle has been busy away from the award celebrations. He was seen shortly after the awards ceremony, performing in Takoradi at the Thanksgiving Concert organised annually by PRAISE TV. He then moved on to perform at the Africa Gospel Music awards in London where he received an award for the best gospel act in the West African Sub-region.

Joe Mettle has announced he will be touring the United States and Canada from the first week of July till Second week August, 2017. Apart from the tour, Joe’s 2017 through 2018 calendar is open for booking.

His annual Praise and worship event, PRAISE RELOADED is also slated for the 25th of June, 2017 at the Accra International Conference center. Make it a point to be there.

STORY: NICK SOLOMON

 

Will Your Faith Sink Or Will It Stand???

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I was reading the book of Job yesterday, and I found something very interesting about it. Many people say that Job was a righteous man and he never opened up his mouth to accuse God for his trials [Job 1:20-22]. But as I began to look at it more carefully, Job began to justify himself before his 3 friends, and said that God was unjust for allowing him to go through this suffering, and that he is innocent [Job 30:18-25]. However, at the end of the book, a young man rebukes Job and the three old wise men for misrepresenting God’s character and nature [Job 6:8-13, Job 32:2]. Suddenly, God appears and speaks to Job out of a whirlwind, and basically says who are you to question the Almighty, I have questions for you, prepare yourself as a man and answer me [Job Chapters 38-42]

At the end of the story, Job realizes the foolishness of his ways and words, and is humbled by the whole experience. He repented [Job 42:1-6]. Consider this. Job did nothing, yet he was delivered over to Satan by God to be tortured. Jesus Christ did nothing, yet he endures the mocking, accusations, scourging, and crucifixion for nothing wrong he did [Isaiah 53, Mark 10:34]. God allowed this for his own purpose. To save his people from their sins. Likewise, as Christians, we will go through the fiery furnace; “all who live godly in Christ shall suffer persecution” and with much “tribulation we must enter the kingdom of God” [2 Timothy 3:12, Acts 14:22] .

This is a message not taught in Churches. To count the cost of following Christ. Most Christians are content with living their “BEST-LIFE NOW!!!”. Like is I said yesterday in my Facebook post, Christianity is not “Bread and Butter”….FACEBOOK

We will be tested and tried, accused, and persecuted [Matthew 5:11, Matthew 24:9]. We must count the cost [Luke 14:25-34]. I read today a powerful Christian tract out of print, “There is no victory without a battle, and there is no resurrection without a cross. Today, many people with “charismatic” experiences have been led into the “upper room” without first going to the cross!” What God seeks for today is a Church full of dead men and women. Dead to themselves that is – and alive to their Beloved Jesus Christ…

Story: Nick Solomon

E’mPraise to release Extended Play ahead of July 3 Absolute Worship

In 2014, the Ghanaian Contemporary Gospel industry woke up to the birthing of great Christian compositions produced by one of the finest Contemporary Gospel Groups in Ghana, the E’mPraise Incorporated.

The 2014 album titled, Absolute Worship, which had E’mPraise’s most traveled song, “Oguamma” and other songs was hugely accepted by many Gospel Music lovers across the length and breadth of the country and beyond for its level of dexterity.

The choir since 2014 has been engaged in organizing outreach programmes in Senior High Schools which has been dubbed “Bra Fie” and its annual Worship Concert, Absolute Worship.

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After the release of their first album in 2014, many thought that the Group would be coming out with Albums year after year however the group has remained quiet over the past years with little heard from them.

Speaking to the Music Director of the Ministry, Martinson Gyimah he said “It’s been two years since we released our first album which has been a blessing to the church in Ghana and overseas as a whole so this year we decided to bless God’s body with more inspired music ….but this time we are adding videos.”

The Extended Play, EP, is expected to feature songs such as “Odo yi” (this love), “Me som Wo (I will serve you), “He’s Moving” “Odo mmoroso (Abundant Love)” and a French composition, “J’ai besoin de toi” (I need You).

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The songs were arranged and produced by E’mPraise Inc. Similarly the songs were led by E’mPraise’s lead icons, Eugene Zuta, Eld. Quesie Boate, Kobby Mantey, Rhema Body and others. It is anticipated that the Christian music community will warmly accept these tracks. The EP also features, Lord Listowell on Drums, Prince Senah on Bass, Prince Hakeem on Guitars, Charlie Keyz and Martinson Gyimah on Keyboards.

The Organizing Head of E’mPraise Inc. Kobby Mantey said “this EP will bring to finality the long posed question on when E’mPraise Inc. will come out with its own videos.”

Ahead of the group’s July 3 concert, the EP release is expected to warm contemporary Gospel music lovers into what to expect during this year’s Absolute Worship coming off at the Qodesh, North Kaneshie under the theme “One God One Nation.”

The MD of the group, Martinson Gyimah said “you will definitely love the originality, creativity, and ingenuity when you listen to this Extended Play. We trust that you will be impacted tremendously when you listen to it.

THINGS GOD DIDN’T SAY

Misconceptions of God can be costly because they can be very defeating.

For example, it’s worry to me how many people think “cleanliness is next to godliness” comes from the pages of Scripture. If this is indeed a word from God, then most pastors have every right to feel guilty that their houses are not always tidy. In fact, depending on how far you carry it, people soon become more concerned about their furniture than they do their family.

And what about “God helps those who help themselves”? I’ve seen this used as a basis for many people thinking they can work their way to heaven. They therefore miss the biblical teaching that eternal life is free (Romans 6:23).

In fact, I think you’d be wiser to give one Sunday to each of these things I’ll be sharing periodically. I assure you, they are so rampant that you could easily spend a 30-minute message discussing each one. Most unfortunately of all, every single one of them in some way adversely affects our outreach to non-Christians.

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  1. If you don’t know the date you were saved, then you are not saved.

Unfortunately, evangelists have been the worst at propagating this first misconception. The fact is, there is a split second when a person goes from darkness into light. After recognizing you’re a sinner and that Christ died for you and rose again, you place your trust in Him alone as your only way to heaven.

However, just because you don’t know when that particular split second was doesn’t mean you aren’t saved. When Scripture gives assurance of salvation, it doesn’t go back to a date or a moment; it goes back to a fact.

Who are you trusting right now? If you’re trusting Christ alone as your only way to heaven, you are saved, regardless of when you crossed the line. After all, John 3:16 does not say, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, and whoever believes in Him and knows the date should not perish but have everlasting life.”

This idea is critical, because if a person buys into this misconception, it’s a tremendous hindrance to their outreach for Christ. How can I talk to someone else about their salvation if I’m not entirely certain of my own?

True, some people come to Christ from a very sudden and dramatic experience, like the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:26-39; he could have easily given you the date. And there’s no doubt the same thing was true of Paul the Apostle in Acts 9:1-22, 26-28; I’m sure he not only could have given the date, but he could have testified of the specific hour he trusted the Savior. But there are those whose conversion is not as dramatic. They may have been raised in a Christian environment where Christ was spoken about frequently. Certainly, at some point in time, they came to clearly understand their sinful condition and trust Christ, but they may not know exactly when the moment occurred.

Minister deeply to your people and free them by telling them that as long as they’re trusting Christ alone, they are saved, regardless of when they crossed the line…

STORY: NICK SOLOMON

MUSIC: MINISTER NEGAR UNCOVERED

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Talk about her tone, her stage presence, her composure, her confidence all put in one urn, you have Minister Negar.  You should remember her from Denzel’s annual concert “Touching God’s Heart” where she led “YES YOU ARE THE LORD” with Minister Danny Nettey two years ago. Although she’s very young,  Negar was actively involved in the birth of contemporary gospel music in Ghana having closely worked with the likes of Rev. Tom Bright-Davies and being a lead singer of Global Gospel Inspirers(GGI),  a group that emanated from Tesano Baptist Church  one of Ghana’s foremost contemporary choirs, made up of young talents.

Growing up she loved singing not really knowing what plans were set for her in the future. Negar began singing in secondary school as a soloist where she sung at Scripture Union programs and at the International Central Gospel Church, Akosombo. She was discovered by a group of young men and women who encouraged her and with the help of the pastor, became a regular minister at the church services of I.C.G.C, Akosombo.

Evolving into a praise and worship leader, she has graciously stood on the platforms of many churches leading God’s people in praise and worship.

She has graced the platforms of GPCC, Heartbeat Music, God’s Family Music Ministry along side other ministers as Alvin Slaughter, Patrick Duncan, No Tribe, Uncle Ato, Denzel Agyemang-Prempeh, Naa Mercy and a host of others.

Desire to Worship, the flagship worship Service of Nissi Music Incorporated, a ministry she started and leads, is held every year. This she has done with some of the finest of GH gospel  musicians:  Eugene Zuta, Joe Mettle, Quesie Boate, Denzel Agyemang-Prempeh, Naa Mercy, Uncle Ato and the PL Crew. Talking about this year’s concert, she says it is unprecedented. She calls it “GRACE EDITION” and its happening live at the Tesano Baptist Church next month June.

Negar Wujangi is also the music director of Tesano Baptist Church.

STORY: NICK SOLOMON

 

WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULDN’T BE CONCERNED ABOUT ELECTION RESULTS

Recently I asked four friends for a few prayer requests I could bring to the Lord for them. Interestingly, two of the four asked for prayers for the election results. They were quite concerned.

It seems their experience is common. The ongoing tensions between the NPP and the NDC is scary and the stakes are high. We wonder who might be able to keep things on a steady course. Listening to the news yesterday, I heard the flag bearer of the NDC and the current president of the republic of Ghana say that if there be any chaos in this nation, he won’t be the cause.

Christians must participate in their country’s electoral process. That doesn’t mean we have to vote for someone in every office even if we cannot find enough common ground. It just means that in general we are to take part in the government as requested.

But even though we are to vote, Christians shouldn’t worry about the election results. Here are four reasons we shouldn’t be concerned:

 

  1. God is in control

God is sovereign, meaning He is ultimately in control of everything, including election results. No matter who is elected by human vote, God is also in control. It’s not either/or, it’s both/and.

I came to this realization of biblical truth later in life. When I finally did, it brought great peace to know that while people do things, God is still in control.

There is no situation where this is better described than in the issue of political leaders. Romans 13:1 says, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” (ESV)

Whoever becomes President, Member of Parliament, Minister of state, Mayor and so on, is elected ultimately under the direction of God.

Sometimes we might think He made a big mistake, but nonetheless, He is in control.

Perhaps God uses some leaders to judge people, or to humble people so that they look to Him, or to put nations in place so end times prophecies will be fulfilled.

We may never know why God has “instituted” the leaders in office until the other side. But one thing we do know is that He is in control.

This gives me peace and I pray it should give you some peace too.

  1. Worry is always wrong

Sorry to be so blunt, but the Bible is really clear about this.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.” (Philippians 4:6a NLT)

If you’re a Christian and worrying about election results, you’re disobeying God’s Word. It’s as simple as that.

Of course, knowing this, I never worry about anything, I just get “concerned.” The problem with this explanation is that word translated “worry” means something akin to “concerned.”

The Greek word here means “to be divided, distracted.” The idea is that we find our thoughts pulled away from what they should focus on to

  • too many hours watching political channels or listening to talk radio
  • fretting about the election results
  • debating or arguing with the “other side”
  • constantly posting our viewpoints on social media

Staying involved is not wrong unless it gets out of balance—an obsession. In fact, we should participate. But we should not be involved to the extent that the election, politics and government become our passion.

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People cast their votes in presidential and parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tesano, Accra, Ghana, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. About 225 polling stations reopened Saturday for an impromptu second day of voting after there were technical breakdowns on the first day of voting, Ghana voting officials announced. Some voters waited in line all day Friday and then returned to vote on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gabriela Barnuevo)

I have strong political and moral views. But, hopefully, I don’t allow those opinions to become my focus.

What should be my focus? The answer is in the latter half of the verse cited above.

Again, it says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT)

Instead of worrying, we are to turn our concerns over to God in prayer and thankfulness. The result is wonderful peace.

Don’t you love the promise, “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand…!”

  1. Christians are citizens of heaven

Philippians 3:20a states clearly, “But our citizenship is in heaven.”

Sure, we are citizens of a country on earth. But ultimately, we are foreigners here. Our real citizenship is in heaven.

So why would we get worked up about election results here on earth? Every one of us will soon be leaving to spend eternity on the other side.

The Leader of the Eternal Kingdom is the “King of Kings and Lord of Lords!” (Revelation 19:16).

Our lives in a country here are shadows compared with our lives in eternity. Thus, worrying about this life is not only futile, it’s silly.

Why do we fret? Because we get our eyes off the goal. So we must do as The Apostle Paul wrote about earlier in this chapter:

I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” (Philippians 3:13b-14 NLT)

  1. Our real hope is in Christ

If we are worrying about an election, it’s a sign we’re trusting in the wrong thing!

Our hope must NOT be in:

  • Politicians & political parties
  • Money
  • Positions of influence
  • Family members
  • Occupations
  • Education

Each of these have their place, but it is not their place to be our ultimate hope!

Soon all these will be gone, as a result of the next election, retirement, financial reversal, deaths or our own death. None are permanent and reliable.

There is only One who is permanent and reliable: The Lord!

“We are merely moving shadows,
and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.
We heap up wealth,
not knowing who will spend it.
And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
My only hope is in you.”
(Psalm 39:6-7 NLT)

For so many years I’ve watched election results, elected officials, political parties and political movements come and go. Through them I’ve come to affirm what the psalmist wrote 3,000 years ago: “My only hope is in you.”

STORY: NICK SOLOMON

KNOW YOUR SPEAKERS FOR SPIRITPRENEURSHIP 2016:Richard Dugan

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The event dubbed, Spiritpreneurship (spiritual entrepreneurship, for short) will assemble chief executive officers, managing directors, politicians, business professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, enterprising young leaders, ministers of the gospel as well as individuals who sense the calling of God to go into the field of business and entrepreneurship. The summit will provide an opportunity to network with key Christian entrepreneurs and business leaders as well as creating exposure to groundbreaking business ideas and concepts. Delegates would also discover bible-based secrets to entrepreneurship excellence

 SPIRITPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT comes off on Saturday April 2 at the plush World Trade Center in Accra and starts at 8:30 AM.

Richard Dugan is the Group President/CEO of McOttley Holdings, the umbrella company of McOttley Capital Ltd, McOttley Money Lending, McOttley Properties Ltd, Axis Commodities Ltd and Axis Logistics Ltd. Richard, who is also the Chairman of Neny Group of Companies, is an investment banker and a business incubation strategist by profession.

His professional accomplishment in setting up of McOttley Holdings limited the umbrella company with three subsidiaries, in the areas of investment banking, the other in providing credit to small and medium scale enterprises and the third providing real estate and property management services was as a resolve of his professional experiences in many financial institutions throughout the country. His leadership has led the company to win two prestigious international awards in a roll in 2015 from two different institutions in the UK and Switzerland. He has been awarded as one of the top Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Ghana 2015.

Richard is a rare talent with exceptional expertise in Business Incubation, Process Design, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Financial Management, Strategic Marketing and Sales, Consultancy and General Business Administration. Over the years, Richard has applied his sophisticated professional knowledge in numerous premier financial institutions throughout the country. His drive and goal is to see his businesses gain recognition globally, through achieving the global vision of becoming a giant from Africa, and an example for others. He is passionate about entrepreneurial development and leadership abilities of the youth so they can contribute significantly to national development.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Project Management (FAAPM-USA) and a Chartered Master Project Manager (MPM-USA). Richard holds a Masters in International Business Management (MIBM), UK. He holds Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Degree from Pentecost University (awarded by University of Ghana), Diploma in Strategic Marketing and Management from the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM-UK), Certificate in Risk-Based Approach to Compliance from Downton Hill, and is currently undergoing a professional qualification with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK). Richard has also undertaken a series of training programmes in Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Management and Leadership and Strategy (Operational and Branding) in and around the world.

Kharis Group to host Spiritpreneurship 2016  

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The largest gathering of Ghana’s Christian Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders has been scheduled for Saturday April 2, 2016 at the World Trade Centre Accra.  Time is 8:30am.

 

The event dubbed, Spiritpreneurship Summit will provide leading entrepreneurs and business leaders the rare opportunity to network and learn emerging business opportunities as well as how to position their brands to maximize these opportunities. Previous editions of the Spiritpreneurship have been held with phenomenal success, attracting overflowing numbers of business executives and entrepreneurs who went home with life-transforming experiences. This year’s edition promises a greater experience according to the event organizers, Kharis Group LLC.

 

Themed, “Divine Strategies for Wealth Creation”, the 2016 edition will examine some of the time-tested Biblical strategies for creating wealth. “Spiritpreneurship embodies synthesizing spirituality with the art of creating wealth. If you are Christian, every aspect of your life including your business should be rendered as worship to God”, says Dr. Randy Osae Bediako, summit host.  “Today, it is very disheartening that billions of dollars are currently in the hands of godless entrepreneurs, business leaders and other corrupt organizations whose hidden agenda is to shut down the preaching of the Gospel. That is why God is anointing men and women to go into business, plunder the wealth of the sinners and use the spoils for the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Business and entrepreneurship can be an effective vehicle not only to meet our own needs and that of shareholders but also as a means of underwriting world evangelization”, he emphasizes. The event organizers believe that in these last days, God is raising a new breed of entrepreneurs and corporate executives and empowering them to create substantial wealth. This new breed of business people see wealth, not as an end to be sought after, but as a tool to do the work of God and promote kingdom agenda in the marketplace.

 

The event targets CEO’s and high-ranking government executives, civil society leaders, top-level strategists and groundbreaking entrepreneurs. Board Chairmen, Management Consultants, Managing Directors, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Strategy Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Finance Managers just to name a few, have all made Spiritpreneurship their must-attend event. Leading professionals from key sectors of the economy, such as Banking, Real Estate, Aviation and Transport, Retail, Media and Marketing, Energy and Tourism, Utilities, Healthcare, IT and Technology, Oil and Gas etc., have all attended the event within the past two years.

Confirmed speakers for this year’s event include: Bishop Charles Agyinasare, Founder, Perez Chapel International, Mr. Richard Dugan, Group President & CEO, McOttley Holdings, Mrs. Linda Larbi, Former Head, Marketing, Coca-Cola Equitorial and Mrs. Dzigbordi Dosoo, Founder & CEO, Allure Africa Group Ltd.  There will also be a symposium session on” Courting Business Success in Tough Economic Times”, with four industry chieftains. They include: Mr. George Kojo Addison, MD StarLife Assurance Company, Mr. Samuel Sakyi-Hyde, CEO, unicredit Ghana, Dr. Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, Executive Director, Databank Group and Dr. Joyce R. Aryee, CEO, Salt & Light Ministries.

Spiritpreneurship 2016 has McOttley Holdings as Title Sponsor. Other sponsors include: Databank, StarLife, uniBank, McOttley Capital, Centrifuj, McOttley Money Lending and uniCredit Ghana Ltd. Media Partners include: Business Day, Business and Financial Times, DDP, Joy FM, Sunny FM, Starr FM, Sweet Melodies FM, Live FM, Faith TV, Precious TV, TV Africa and Viasat 1. Strategic partners include: 4 Heem Apparel, Eqonsept, Throne Gaits, Nick Solomon, Pretty Cutty and Divine Media Ltd.

 

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY AND DEAL WITH SPIRITUAL ATTACKS IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS…

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Yesterday I had one of those days when I had to fight off the demons and I want to share with you how I dealt with it. When under attack your mind is bombarded with thoughts. These thoughts stir up emotions and these emotions loop back and feed the thought process. It’s a vicious descending spiral.

It’s bad enough if you are alone but if someone else is involved – watch out! If it’s a demonic thing the others will get hooked into the attack feed into the process with the demons talking to them.

The wrong word, look, gesture can trigger a new level of conflict. We’ve all been there. It’s almost impossible to be passionate and rational at the same time.

HOW TO STOP THE ATTACK

You can derail the attack once you catch that it’s a demon at work. I can’t explain why but the moment I am aware that it’s a demon at work my focus shifts from the person or issue to the demon – and all I want to do is crush that spirit like a bug! I want to punish it.

Your “early warning detection” is ALWAYS the same. Here it is: “be suspicious of STRIFE!” Strife is the devils gateway into an church, organization, marriage or family. With strife comes “fault finding” and “anger.”

To break off the spirit you need to change the conversation in your head- ON PURPOSE. Stop focusing on what isn’t working- instead focus intentionally on what is working. Think about what is good about the person you’re upset with. If it’s a partner or employee you are struggling with remember that they chose you as someone they wanted to be connected to. They believed in you. They wanted to work in your business or be in your ministry. They didn’t start off negative. How much of the problem can you own and take responsibility for?

This is especially true if you are the head of your house or business. You are the gardener of your own field be it financial, physical, work or family. What does this problem tell you about your skills as a gardener? The goal is to focus on what God has done that is good. Focus on what is good about that person. Take humble inventory about how you can improve on your end. From this vantage point bind the demon of strife and speak peace or good will to the others involved.

This is so important I need to repeat it. Begin to thank God for what He has done and how He has helped you. Be an advocate and not an accuser of those around you. Pray and speak FOR the other people – not against.

 

Watch the atmosphere change!

 

-Nick Solomon

 

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HOW TO FINANCE YOUR MINISTRY-PART 2

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Hello everyone looking forward to the continuation of my last week’s article on “HOW TO FINANCE YOUR MINISTRY”. By the grace of God, I’ve been able to put down something to satisfy and educate you on this issue that is hindering the progress of ministry. May you be blessed as you read

The principle of provision in ministry transcends that of finance. This principle governs the way ministers, musicians and all others are recruited for the work, finances are raised for the ministry, and even the way messages are received on the pulpit. By provision, we mean every form of provision: spiritual, ministerial, human and material resources.

There are few convictions that must underlie our beliefs and govern our actions in the matter of funding for ministry. These are what I prefer to call ” Anchors of our Provision”. Each person God has called to the ministry must have an anchor in Christ Jesus that stabilizes his or her heart. These anchors are convictions. When the convictions are not deep in the heart, you drift. Every drifting is what brings poverty and lack. These anchors are applicable to everything. They are the biblical basis behind all the support for the ministry and for our personal lives. There’s no one whose heart stays permanently with God that He disappoints. It is when the heart drifts from God that we lose our balance and focus. These anchors must fix your heart if you want to serve God, have enough provision and maintain integrity as far as resources for life and ministry is concerned. These anchors are found in these simple passages which men of old have held so dear to their hearts and it formed the basis of their trust in God for all their needs in life and ministry. Let us take a little time to study these passages and as you even continue to read, I pray that the holy spirit Himself will reveal the deep truth behind them.

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.  John 3:27King James Version (KJV)

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will but the will of Him who sent me. John 6:37-38King James Version (KJV)

44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’[a] Therefore everyone who has heard and learned[b]from the Father comes to Me. John 6:44-45New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:16-17New King James Version (NKJV)

Every servant of God must come to terms with these convictions which Jesus Himself lived by. It was the secret behind John the Baptist and all the Apostles as they walked and worked with God. Unless you know this, you will find yourself engaged with all manner of human wisdom, gimmicks and devices to raise fund for your life and ministry. These are the anchors which must settle your heart even as you seek resources for all you have been called to do in God’s vineyard.

In John 3:27, there is an underlying principle which John the Baptist discovered and he was successful in ministry. “Every means each and every gift without exception. If we combine the two scriptures above, we will discover a principle that should guide our work and our attitude towards funding. “…A man can receive nothing unless it is given to him from heaven.” If you see anybody receiving anything, including audience, it means people have been given to him from above. This is because every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. The source of everything we can have here on earth is located in heaven. If anything is good and is going to be perfect it must come from above and not from abroad. By implication, whatever a man has is only what has been given to him from heaven. Any gift that is received from anywhere apart from heaven cannot last and it will need earthly support to sustain it. You will require human hands to keep it running and you may have to compete with others to keep having it.

I will like to end here as instructed by God. Please meditate on this article inspired by God as you look forward to the part 3 of this article next week Tuesday. My prayer for you reading this now is that, may the Lord himself reveal the mystery behind this article and cause your heart to be fixed in its deep truth. AMEN!!!

STORY: NICK SOLOMON