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In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Ephesians 1:7-8.

The first time I heard the term “blood of God” I was upset. It was a joke taken too far; the blood is too precious for a comic effect. I was also fully aware that this jester was once a gospel minister and that a cause of concern.

The blood of Jesus is priceless, we have redemption through the same. Sins are forgiven through his blood, he releases from slavery, sin & death. The blood does not hide sins, it blots it out once and for all. Sin terminates the destiny of men, redemption is the riches of his grace to save man from sin and death. The blood of Jesus is the catalyst that ends the reign of sin & release righteousness which is the riches of redemption. Redemption is the release from sin, sickness, slavery& death by the blood of Jesus.

“Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Hebrews 9:12-14.

Sin is the sinker of destinies, redemption releases from the clutches of sin. Redemption is not your reduction but elevation to higher life. Jesus redeemed us by his own blood, not with borrowed blood.

Sin & death is not only blotted out but also the conscience of sin to serve God. When sin & death is terminated, eternal salvation is released to all that believe. The blood is not magical nor mystical but the token or evidence of redemption. It’s manifested by decrees or speaking boldly in faith, drinking at the communion table and sprinkling.

The blood of Jesus is God’s seal for man’s redemption; the lamb of God. So the blood speaks, when declared, sprinkled or drank, it’s the blood of God. There is no redemption without the blood of Jesus, God’s own blood.

“To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”Hebrews 12:23-24.

Prayer: Dear father, I am redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus to serve the living God. The blood of Jesus is not a comic relief but the token of redemption. My reverence and gratitude is yours for forgiveness and release from sin and death in Jesus name.



For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 2 Corinthians 4:6-7.

Light is the guide to every appointed place in life. Light is the beginning of God’s creation and the giver of life. Until light comes everything and everyone is at a standstill, nothing works.
Light is the beginning and unveiling of the plan of God for one and for all. When he said let there be light, it was to reveal the master plan not only to displace darkness. Light therefore is the beginning of every worthwhile adventure in life and the end of every worthless venture.

Life without the light is a mistake, it is the undoing of many that are on the earth. Light gives meaning and value to living. Your future is not hidden from you, the absence of light obscures it. The light of Christ reveals the volumes, books, chapters and  verses of life. The details are documented for you. Until light comes, life is not in view! Light therefore is your greatest treasure in life.

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.” Psalms 119:130-131

Light is God’s commandment to all, every word of God lights up your life. Light is the distinction between life and death, failure and success, win or loose. The word of God is the source of light for life. The heart receives the light from the word of God and translates it to life applications, programs and projects.
The picture of your future is in the volumes of the book. The light for your life is embedded in the pages of scriptures. The path of life is documented for your discovery in the Bible.
The book becomes your life manual when the light comes into your heart.
The power of light commanded from the beginning is still at work to light up your life.
Every word of God gives light, every word gives life; light up your life!

” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:1-5.

Prayer; Father you commanded light from the beginning so that we may never live in darkness. Thank you for the light of life for every area of life. By your word we light up our life in Jesus name.


And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days:but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. Exodus 10:22-23.

The requirements for sight is possession of eyes and presence of light. In darkness, everyone is officially blind; I can’t see a thing!
Light is the universal necessity for sight, vision and direction. No matter how good your sight is, darkness obscures vision & direction. No matter how great your intellect or knowledge, without light, you’re learning is useless.

That was the situation in Egypt when the plague of darkness was unleashed. Everything and everyone was stranded even with their sophistication. The same is happening today, those expected to be wise become fools in the face of darkness. Foolishness becomes a virtue in darkness. There is no distinction nor discernment in darkness.

Can you see? What can you see?
The year is blank without the light from the son of God.

“Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78-79.

Illumination is the si-ne qua non to vision and perception. In darkness we all look but not see; when you can’t see what God has for this year, you’re legally blind.

The day star is key to seeing eyes; it’s always day when the day star arises. Darkness is the curse and cause of blindness, the day star is the blessing of light converting your looking to seeing eyes by encounter with the day star.
Everyday becomes a great day when the day star arises in your heart. You’re not blind my friend, it’s just that the light from the son is you. Jeremiah began to see when light from the word of God came to him.

“Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen:for I will hasten my word to perform it. And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.” Jeremiah 1:11-13.
Prayer; My father, thank you for giving me a new year experience. The visIon and direction is also your gift. May light from your word illuminate my heart to you plans and purposes for the new year. I receive visIon & directions from your word today in Jesus name.


And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven:and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac:the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; Genesis 28:12-13.

When the heavens open, angelic visitation & manifestation become common place. When was your last angelic visitation or have you ever had angelic intervention or manifestation? Sounds odd to some but it is a sign of open heavens. Angelic manifestation is rare without an open heaven experience.

Every seed of Abraham enjoys angelic manifestation and visitation; are you? A fact check of how many times Abraham had angelic touch may surprise you. Jacob had a dream of open heaven and a ladder set up with angels on transit. It may come as a surprise to some to know that the dream of Jacob is today’s reality. There’s a place where heaven meets with earth, a ladder set with angels going up and down. There is one centre close to you; Zion city of our God. If you don’t notice their activity, your eyes are obviously closed.

“But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,” Hebrews 12:22-23.

Are yours upraised that such a place exists today?

The church is not an ordinary place, it’s the heaven of angels and the habitation of God. It’s a pity that many go to church but they are not in touch, in a service but not getting the service of angels. Jacob was surprised too to find himself in such a dreadful place called the house of God and the gateway of heaven. He obtained the revelation of Christ by an encounter with angelic activities.

The season of the birth of Jesus Christ is also laden with angelic manifestation and visitation. Yours is included not excluded. Get set to have peace, good tidings of great joy, wisdom and revelation knowledge of Christ.

Angels at work. The kingdom of heaven has come!

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:and they were sore afraid.” Luke 2:8-9

Prayer: Father, today I receive the revelation of angels intervention And manifestation as part of my open heaven agenda. These messengers of good news will deliver my own good news in Jesus name.


Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? Isaiah 8:18-19.

A giant gives birth to a giant, not a dwarf. A mountain cannot give birth to a mouse. Crack words that convey deep meanings. God is great; his children are partakers of his greatness. God is a wonder, his children are wonderful people. His word is the guide to a wonderful lifestyle like his own.

God is alive & his words are living & powerful ;the shortcut to wonderful living. Seeking the future from the dead bring living to a dead end. The nature of the father is reflected on his children, so also the contrary. We reflect the nature of whomsoever we look up to.

Divine direction is the seal of sonship. Signs and wonders is the deal.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:” Romans 8:14-16.

God has never hidden his prepared or expected end from his children. They are written and revealed to us from his word. His word transforms sighs and wanderers to signs & wonders by direction. His word is the instruction that make wonders of every believer. God does not have something less in stock to offer. This offer persists irrespective of  background or lowly status. Signs and wonders is the future & expected end or prepared place for sons. Those that follow his instruction to the letter end up as signs and wonders.

This is the cry of the spirit of God daily, sons becoming signs and wonders. Leave chance behind, become a sign and a wonder. This is the divine agenda for every son of God in the new year.

“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

Signs or sigh!

 “And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.”1 Samuel 1:11.

Its strange and new to many that the covenant requires an oath for performance. Many with the fatalistic view of an oath switch off and wonder. It’s amazing that some believers have lived without deep commitment to Christ. Most employers ensure a sign-in daily, and a letter of appointment issued at employment which is signed for. Salvation is signed-up for actively by a prayer of commitment. Every deeper walk with God is signed into actively. Without these signing-up moments, many have lived as freelance Christians. Check your commitment chart, check what is signed-up for in Christ. Fruitfulness is a covenant, healing is a covenant, protection is a covenant. When the blood is the seal, a deal must be cut actively not passively. This is why many confess Christ and yet end up disappointed. They have no deal, covenant responsibilities apart from church attendance.

“If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”Isaiah 1:19-20.

Unless a covenant is cut, the affliction continues. God has sworn by himself, brethren you’ve got to swear to partake. If you do not subscribe, the goods cannot be delivered. It’s for the willing and obedient, nothing for observers or spectators. Only covenant partners are entitled to covenant goodies. Without a covenant with God, the gospel becomes a second hand document. God deals with sons not with strangers! The covenant is the restriction to free lance Christianity. Without covenant responsibilities, a dearth of testimonies occur. Worship becomes routine and the gospel is viewed with suspicion. The good of the land is subscribed to by the covenant actively not passively. Sign up to become a sign or sigh through life. The choice is yours.

“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”Malachi 4:1-2.

So shall your seed be.

And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them:and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. Genesis 15:4-5.

The covenant declares the status of his seed long before they are born. Abraham had the promise of stars as sons. Everyone connected to this covenant is a star, they give birth to stars. Fruitfulness is included, it’s a must; status defined before conception. God is not cloning children but making stars as children, plenty in stock. Quality is emphasized, it is better not to live than be counted as a number. God showed Abraham stars, quality children; uncountable stars as sons. Many do not believe that a world of stars is possible; star world. That is the picture of the future that is guaranteed by the covenant. The covenant has fruitfulness as its emblem; so shall thy seed be! The easiest way to be fruitful is to connect to this covenant. That was what Hannah connected to for her change of story.

“And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.”1 Samuel 1:11.

Until you vow, you shall not be avowed. God is not a joker, his covenant is sure. The covenant terminates the affliction of barrenness and gives stars as sons. If the root is not barren, the leaves cannot be barren. Abraham enjoyed assisted conception by the covenant, so shall your seed be! God has vowed to give stars as children, he’s awaiting your vow. The covenant is a vow by God, you connect by a vow; sworn seeds. The covenant is the surety to have children as stars. This is fruitfulness with a plus; having seeds as stars. A guaranteed future, sure and defined paths, greatness on every side. The covenant grants children with a mission; so shall thy seed be! Stars are coming out of your bowels! The seed is sure, blessed and a blessing to nations and generations.

“That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”Genesis 22:17-18.

Signs given!

 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. Isaiah 8:18.

God is a baby maker, signs and wonders are his franchise. The commandment to be fruitful and multiply is for quality seeds not quantity. Every covenant child is a sign and a wonder. God is proud of his children, their status is known before birth. Their life is a proof of their status; a promise fulfilled. God has such seeds waiting to be born than the desire to have them. Imagine where everyone is born great! What a world that would be. Signs and wonders are not products of chance, they are born. These children are pacesetters, and trailblazers. These are gifts from the lord of Hosts, who dwells who mount Zion. Those that like them never lack them; he gives to all that ask from him. The prayer of Hannah is instructive.

“And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.”1 Samuel 1:11.

Hannah asked for a son, he received the gift of a sign. Her covenant with God was the return of the same to God. Wonders come from God, it’s for those that ask of him It’s all yours for the asking, God’s wonder stores overflow with children. Your gift of wonders shall not be delayed or denied. When you are set to ask, God is set to give His store of wonders are inexhaustible, desire determines your portion. Every request for children end in signs and wonders. That is the covenant at work; covenant sons are signs.

“Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.” Job 9:10.

“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.

Signs and wonder

Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. Isaiah 8:18.

While many are seeking for children, God has a package of signs and wonders. Covenant sons are for signs and wonders. Every supernatural conception end up as a wonder. Supernatural conception start with signs following. Abraham and Sarah were too old to have children, the covenant dissolved old age. Sarah was amused at the idea of having pleasure, laughter became his name. With all the odds against them, the covenant was performed. The covenant is the only odd to conception, every other odd is cancelled. Signs are new events, that has never occurred before. The covenant gives rise to new things irrespective of challenges. When these new things are repeated they are wonders.

“Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.“Psalms 74:20-21.

When the covenant is in force natural laws are suspended. The covenant respects nothing but the covenant. Everything in heaven and on earth have respect to the covenant. God respects the covenant also, signs & wonders are the proofs.. The covenant word is the seed of creation, it creates and recreates everything. Signs and wonder children are not convenient but covenant made. Supernatural conception is the master key to the birth of signs and wonders. Covenant Sons are for signs and wonders after the order of Isaac’s, Joseph’s Samuel and Jesus. They are no noisemakers but newsmakers. The covenant word creates signs and wonders as sons.

“Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.“John 1:13-14.

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