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KEY TO SUCCESS

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein:for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Joshua 1:8.

The title of a book is the first thing that gets your attention about a  book. I am yet to see a book without a title, author or editor. The key to success was a book I read as a primary six pupil in preparation for the first school leaving certificate and common entrance examinations.
It has questions and answers for common entrance examinations to secondary school hopefuls. It was a compulsory text.

The book of the law is the key to prosperity and good success in life. Life succeeds or fails by attention paid to the reading and meditation on the book of the law. The law of life is written with past questions and examples for learning is in this book. It’s amazing that the book makes reference and cross references itself.

“Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.” Hebrews 10:5-7.

The book is written for one and for all. It’s amazing that the volumes have personal and individual details for success. The reading, understanding and obedience of the book is the key to becoming a high flier in life. This is the missing key from many books and the leading key in this book.
God has a plan for you, it’s all in the book. Read your adventure in life. You are destined to succeed by reading and obeying the words of this book.

The instruction and directions to your prepared destination is insert. The keys to a successful life, business, career, profession in any location under heaven is within. They are written for our learning and documented for successful living. Your recipe against failure is well packaged and the key to success in a book.
This book is your key to succeed in continuous succession in life.

“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4.

Prayer: Father thank you for giving me this book of the law as my key to success in life. Success therefore is my birthright and the key is in the book.
As i read may I discover and obey what is shown in the book in Jesus name.

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READERS & LEADERS

In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. Daniel 9:2.

Every great destiny begins with a discovery of the plan of God from his book. Daniel was a captive Jew taken to Babylon for the service of the king. A slave, without citizenship rights nor residency permit. By understanding of the plan and purpose of God, he became a national leader as a slave.
Readers are leaders” but that must be for those that understand the thoughts of God from his word.
The word of God is the manual of discovery of destiny ; written of me!
He understood the word of the lord from the book of Jeremiah of how many years of captivity were to be accomplished in Babylon. Every word of God is precise, specific and prophetic; date, year and time. It started with understanding of the will of God for his own life even in captivity to seeing the plan for a nation.

“Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.” Hebrews 10:5-7.

We are born to accomplish something, it’s called the plan of God. This plan is written and the phases of the plan well documented. Whither it be a national plan or personal plan, it’s all in the book. Everyone that comes into the world is planned for and part of God’s plan. Those that read from the book end up with a great destiny “written of me” A closed book is a closed destiny! A write up undiscovered.

Your path of life is not a guess, a game or a gamble; it’s in the book awaiting discovery. Daniel understood by books the glorious future prepared for him personally and for the nation. His obedience transformed him from personal to national limelight and trailblazer. Open the book for your life to open; readers end up as leaders. The word of God is your leading key in life to those that find it.

“To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” Luke 4:19-21.

Prayer; Father in heaven, thank you for your word is your plan for my life. Readers of your word end up as leaders in life. They understand the times and seasons of their life and nation. Open my eyes to see wonders from your word with every read in Jesus name.

WRITTEN OF ME

Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Hebrews 10:5-7.

It’s amazing that a book read by all has specific plans for one and for all. The book is not magical, it is ministered by the holy Spirit. When the book opens, the plan of God opens to you. The plan of God is not for sale, it’s freely given and freely received. It’s not obtainable by sacrifice and offerings but revealed on request.

The word of God or the scriptures is the thoughts of God expressed in words. For everyone that comes into the world, a plan is documented or written of him awaiting discovery. There are in two volumes containing the past and present but the future is for your discovery.  The word of God is the will of God in letters, pages, chapters, books & volumes. Jesus had to find his personal plan per time, you can find God’s plan for you at every time of your life.

“And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up:and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,” Luke 4:16-17.

Everyone must open the book to find the place where it was written of him. There is something written of you in the volumes of the book. The phases of your life are in the pages, chapters, books and volumes of the book.

Jesus opened the book to a familiar place but read what was personal to him. The next verses reveal the real time order of events in his life.By the spirit of God he was aware of this phase of ministry and has a scripture to prove it.It was not a guess, neither a suggestion but the prophetic word on display.

Every journey through the word of God is an adventures of discovery. The word is not only precise and specific, it is personal; written of me. Stop reading about you from the pages of tabloids and start reading of you.  The future comes alive and the present steps to take is revealed.  Don’t close the book until you find what it written of you What is written of you triggers the next phase of our life. 

“To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” Luke 4:19-21.


Prayer: My dear father, it’s heartwarming to know that you have your thoughts  written of me. I am indeed grateful of your plans and purposes for me. As I open the volume of the book today, may the picture of my future be revealed. Show me dear lord steps to take to the places appointed for me in Jesus name.

DISCOVERY MANUAL

Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name; Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:2-3.

Have you ever been asked this question, how much do you know about yourself? Many know themselves through the eyes of others, not through the eyes of God. Many are being applauded for being who they’re not and jeered instead of cheered for being what they’re born for.

Without the discovery of purpose, everything becomes meaningless soon after the cheers and jeers.
The question lingers longer and is a cause of depression in many lives. One simple way to define purpose is ” born for this”; just being who you are. In a world of several with identity crisis, God gives a shortcut to discovery. The word of God is the makers manual of discovery, just like the manufacturers manual for every device produced.
God has a plan for you!

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”Jeremiah 29:11-13.

Every time I read this scripture a quote comes to mind; “when the use of a thing is unknown, abuse is inevitable” You’re not born for everything, you’re born for something great and mighty. No one knows you better than your maker, he’s not stingy with your personal information, it’s available at your request. God has a plan for you! It’s your path to greatness and mighty things.

The plan and purpose of God cannot be obtained casually around. Those that give a serious approach to his will get a definite response from him. Those that ask around get a cheap version of man’s plan, those that seek him see the path of life prepared for them. It takes a heartfelt connection to make this harvest of his plan. The word of God is the sure manual for discovery of the plans and purposes of God. The plan is specific, the path is written.

“Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.” Hebrews 10:5-7.

Prayer: Father I realize that you have a plan for me that is specific and special. In the book it is written of me, open my eyes to see wondrous things written of me from the book. Thank you for giving me a discovery manual in Jesus name.

GREAT AND MIGHTY

Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name; Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:2-3.

Greatness is in you, even though you may not know where and how to be great. The seed of greatness has been planted but must be discovered personally. Many have tried several means in their lifetime but that only resulted in more frustration.

Greatness arises from a discovery of the seed of Greatness and consistently doing that one thing. Great things are always hidden, maybe that’s why many don’t find it. Whenever one becomes great doing one thing, many are attracted to the same willy nilly. Unfortunately, you cannot be great doing everything, but one thing. God is not guessing, he formed it to establish it, you need to take him more seriously.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.

What is known sometimes obscures the unknown. However, the known does not make news but the discovery of the unknown. The path greatness is not known but shown as you follow the word of God. It’s obvious that you are born for greatness, effective on discovery. Following the trend may not help, you’re the next trend to be followed. Following the word of God is helpful in seeing great and mighty things prepared for you. Copycats do not go far in the path of greatness but trailblazers do.

Looking around for a path to follow is not helpful, instead look at your maker. You’re born for this, there are paths to take, and way to go.  Asking can be simple, those that ask get answers, those that seek find and knocking leads to an open door.Remember, great and mighty things are hidden not from you but for you.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8.

Prayer: Father Lord, you have prepared great and mighty things for me effective from discovery. Asking is the sure way to find the path of greatness. May I never look around in confusion but continually look up for discovery of the things prepared for me in Jesus name.

 

GET SET FOR GREATNESS.

When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil; Job 29:3-6

Greatness is the title of many contemporary literature in print today. The quest to be great is as old as man, and the opinions are diverse. The books in print range from those that place the responsibility to a great extent squarely on God to others that place it in the hands of man.

While the answer lies between these two irreconcilable extremes, some thoughts come to mind.
Can everyone be great? Are there enough spaces for all to be great? Then the similar question of being born great or being made great also come to the fore. One thing is sure, there is a secret for greatness, unknown to many and accessible to few yet given freely. The secrets of God can make any dummy great in a short while.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.

The seed of greatness is in every man, deposited by the creator. These deep seated virtues are revealed by the light of God as divine secrets. We all have unique giftings, endowments and personal paths for their accomplishment. Greatness begin with a discovery of the things freely given to us by God.

Understanding our uniqueness is the beginning of the expression of greatness. Nothing is ordinary unless ordinary perception is in operation. The secrets of God changes perception, ordinary people are turned to extraordinary personalities. Everyone that discovers his seed of greatness is set for a major turnaround. The secrets of God is the light that turns dummies to great nations and institutions.
Get set for greatness! God is in a hurry to make you great.

“A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time.” Isaiah 60:22.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for the seed of greatness and the gift of light. The secrets from your word lightens our world of greatness. May we continually behold the deep things of God for Greatness in life in Jesus name.

DIVINE SECRETS

Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: Daniel 2:19-20.

Secrets are tips for daily living. Imaging yourself going to bed at night and waking up every morning with a new secret. Your life will never remain the same. That was the Daniels order of life. Those that have the secrets of God see ahead, live ahead and are miles ahead of their contemporaries.
The fast lanes of life is reserved for those with the secrets of God.

Tricks, manipulations, and even sorcery cannot compete with the wisdom of God.Access to the secret of God determines the pace of your life. Activity does not always equal productivity, the secrets of God delivers precision living. May your eyes be opened to see the secrets of God and have access to the deep things of God.

“When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle;  Job 29:3-4.

The wisdom of God is revealed as secrets to his people. Those that ask for these never lack them, its their winning key. Turn every activity to productivity by the secrets of God.
Every day becomes productive, and every year prosperous. The secrets of God turns ordinary men like Job to become the greatest man in the East; extraordinary!

The secrets of God are the game changer for extraordinary living everyday. You can turn your life around from chance to opportunities,  from disadvantage to an advantage by divine secrets. God is not withholding the secrets, they are freely given.
Welcome to your days of prosperity and years of pleasure.

“If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.”Job 36:11-12.

Prayer: My father, thank you for the wisdom that turn ordinary to extraordinary living.  Open my eyes to see, ears to hear and understanding to perceive freely divine secrets daily for unusual turnarounds in Jesus name.

DEEP THINGS OF GOD

The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly. Proverbs 20:27.

Light is prophetic, it unveils the secrets of God to men. Light shines ahead for men to see ahead and become ahead of the pack. It’s common knowledge that night driving in places where the streets are not lit is at the mercy of the light from the headlamps. Those that have poor lights drive slowly while those with bright lights drive fast.
Light therefore determines your speed in life.

Those that see what others are not seeing do the impossible. The spirit of man is the candle of the lord at the new birth, it becomes connected to the Spirit of God. It lights up every life to search out what God has prepared for him. God has secrets prepared for the shining of every man, but it’s only accessible by his Spirit and his word.
God is not hiding things from you but for you!

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-12.

The secrets of God is the making of great men.  For every secret revealed, greatness  is released. These secrets were referred to by Apostle Paul as the deep things of God. In Proverbs it is found when “searching all the inwards parts of the belly
These secrets are available to all but not accessible to all. The eyes are limited to seeing them but the heart is connected to receive them. The knowledge of who you’re determines the outcome of your life. The secrets of God are freely given to us by the Spirit of God.
Go ahead, be ahead; a front liner, a pacesetter and a trailblazer armed with the secrets of God.

“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.”Proverbs 25:2

Prayer: My father and my God, your Spirit reveals and unveils the secret of God to the spirit of man. The deep things of God make men great. Let these deep things given freely continually unfold to me in Jesus name.

GREATNESS REDEFINED.

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. Job 1:1-3.

The book of Job is not one of the most favourite books of the bible to many believers. Some persons even wonder why such a book made it to be part of Christian scriptures. However, it’s a book that has much light for all to see and secrets for all to discover. The secrets of great men are in their stories says a wise man.

Job was the greatest of all men of the east in his generation; a trailblazer & pacesetter. A man that feared God, perfect, upright and eschewed evil. These terminologies may not apply to many persons in our generation. It’s amazing that the he was called great instead of rich; greatness redefined. Relationship with God is the master-key of truly great people.
Even when everything is taken from them and their relationship with God preserved, they arise to greatness again.

“Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;
When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle;” Job 29:2-4.

Every visionary life is the product light from above. Every custodian of the secret of God end up great in life. Every “greatness” that is unrelated to God is scarcely remembered.
God is the greatest, light from him makes great. It was not the absence of darkness that made Job great, by his light he walked through darkness.

Light reveals the secrets of God and make great in the midst of darkness. Light becomes more intense as darkness is gross and darker. Greatness is freely given to anyone that has access to the secrets of God.
May that person be you after the order of Job.

“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.”Psalms 25:14.

Prayer: Dear father of light, your secret makes great. Your light reveals the secret of life, the way to go and how to go. Continually pour out this light for visionary lives in Jesus name.

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