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And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. Luke 1:28-29.

Having a background in Roman Catholic tradition, reciting above scriptures was the norm. Beyond the recital lies the revealation of the word of God. That the Christian faith is founded on assisted conception. Two key things for wonder conception are outlined. The blessing and the presence of God. Angelic visitation is not an exceptional gift but the norm. Angels are sent to speak and show the word of God. They also respond to the word of God spoken by men The word is the vital seed for fertility, it delivers the blessing and the presence of God.

“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.

The word of God spoken by angels or men prove true. The word of God is God at work; the same word, the same God. The word of God is the seed of favour and fertility; potent and active. The word of God delivers the presence of God and the blessing of God. The word of God is creative, and reproductive; it terminates infertility. Your fertility was concluded before your creation. Your season of divine visitation has come. The twin effect of the presence and power of God delivers fertility by force. It’s not by chance, it’s by the word of God; wonder conception. When the power of his word and his presence is incubated a child is born.

“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35.

Cash and carry

The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. Psalms 20:1-4.

Help is a necessity, the helper is personality. Help is not from a system nor an organization. Help is heavens property. Trouble is sure, help turns trouble to celebrated opportunity. Help is provoked by a genuine connection to Zion. One infallible access to help is by offerings and sacrifice. Zion is the storehouse of offerings and sacrifice; help is given in return. Help is always available for those that make Zion their storehouse. This may sound strange but true; where is your storehouse? Help is free, but it is obtained at a price tag. When help seems not to be coming out of Zion, check your deposits. The name is the password to withdraw help from Zion coffers. But without deposit of offerings and sacrifice, help is denied. May that not be your portion!

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”Matthew 6:19-21.

No one ever walks into a bank where he has no account to make withdrawals. Heaven’s help is for account holders; it’s cash and carry! Your help comes from where your treasures lay. Offerings are gift of cash & kind to the service of God directly or indirectly. Sacrifice are gifts of self denial to God & man which money cannot buy. One thing is sure, God takes note of these and help is given in return. Help and strength are heaven’s fuel for earthly accomplishment. Offerings and sacrifices purchase these; it’s cash and carry. Heavens help is sure, that’s all the help you need. For your offering you shall be far from suffering. Helped all the way.

“And for the wood offering, at times appointed, and for the firstfruits. Remember me, O my God, for good.”Nehemiah 13:31.

The hand of God.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee:be not dismayed; for I am thy God:I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.Isaiah 41:10

Help is obtaining an extra hand, a better hand. A good hand is key to going forward, a greater hand is the ticket to greatness. Every one that is cumbered with something bigger needs a helping hand. Imagine God being that hand, then you are in good hands. Helplessness is lack of help from God. Alternative hands maybe the cause of the breakdown experience. The blessed are never helpless nor hopeless; their helper is strong. They are never in need of aid or support to survive; the helper is with them. Alternatives are enemies of the best that only God can supply.

 “He delighteth not in the strength of the horse:he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem;praise thy God, O Zion.” Psalms 147:10-12.

Disappointment is constant with the help of man, no wonder the fear. The help of God is sure, free from disappointment, shame or dismay. Instead of the fear of disappointment, fear God. His word is clear; I will help you & I will strengthen you, an open cheque. The help of God does not weaken the helped but strengthens for more exploits. The help of his hand makes high fliers of men. The reason for being stranded is that help has been asked of everyone but God. Subscribe today to the covenant help for a beautiful life. Everyone that maintains God’s presence obtains help without measure. The hand of God manifests in every area of your life. The hand of God is help from God ; guaranteed help & strength.

“Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:” Isaiah 45:1-2.

Showers of blessings

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee:and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.Genesis 12:2-3.

Greatness is not by chance, it is by choice. Every seed of Abraham is destined for greatness in Christ.

Greatness is no longer reserved for a few whose fathers & grandfathers have made their mark in the sand of time. Being the seed of Abraham grant cheaply the heritage of Greatness. Even if you don’t want to be great, it’s too late in the covenant. Everything about this covenant is exceptional greatness.

The seed must be planted and rain from heaven for the harvest of greatness. Rain is an essential ingredient for our growth, multiplication and abundance. The seed is within us, the earth has all the ingredients needed for Greatnes, but rain must come from heaven. Without the rain, the seed shrivels and dies in the earth. Harshness and dryness are synonymous with scarcity of water. The covenant commands showers, not trickles nor dryness. It’s important to connect to the time and seasons of the covenant. If greatness must not be in doubt, the showers must be in place. No matter what you do, dont miss the showers of blessing.

Let it rain! Open the floodgates of heaven, let it rain! Let it rain!!

Dryness is terminated now by the showers of blessing.

“And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.“Ezekiel 34:26-27.

Covenant sense.

Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Proverbs 23:4-5.

Working or labour is a hobby, work habit comes first before job description. Hardworking people are creative and smart workers. The first part of these verses is thought provoking. It may encourage indolence in some vain persons and hard-work in others. Labour is attested to but not for riches but for rewards. The love of money is the driver of most with vanity fair mentality. The service of God is the ambition of blessing seekers.The source of money determines the course of the same; vanity or eternity.

One goal but different drive; the labour is different.

Labour usually attract wages, service to God is crowned with blessing. Some receive wages for work not done, especially in corrupt systems. For those that must be blessed, labour is more and sure; covenant labour.                                                               “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God:for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”Deuteronomy 8:18.

Those that labour more recieve the least wages under the sun but not under the covenant. Ceasing from the wisdom of the world introduces covenant sense. Covenant labour delivers covenant results and durable riches. While one serves his boss face-fully for his pay, another serves the lord faithfully. Money becomes the master or a servant.

Those that serve God never lack the blessing, pay maybe deferred or denied. Power to get wealth is assured under the covenant. Blessing is power to get wealth. Serving God gives access to wealth & riches. Good and perfect is not an overreach but the covenant package. The richest is still the Almighty, your portion shall not be small.            Wealth and riches is good and perfect when sorrow is excluded. No one will doubt your empowerment when you serve the God of Abraham.

Labour not to be rich but to be blessed.

“Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”James 1:16-17

Vanity to eternity.

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. Proverbs 13:11.

Wealth and riches have rules of engagement. Those that know the rules never lack wealth and riches. Labour is the authentic channel for wealth creation. Where indolence abound lack and poverty resides.

Vanity is a known shortcut to wealth; easy comes, easy goes. While others work, scheme & plan to dispossess them of their resources. Vanity wealth is for show, it lasts for a short while;It’s loud, proud & deceptive. Examples abound, 419, stealing, robbery, contract scams and the like. It’s one of the fastest ways to be rich and famous.

Vanity has a mind set; enjoyment, entertainment, easy come, easy goes. Some have had access to mind blowing resource but cannot account for them. Wherever vanity is promoted, labour is demeaned; vanity fair. Labour is the covenant platform for blessing.                                                                                                                                            “Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.” Proverbs 23:4-5.

Labour not to be rich but to be blessed; that is the covenant prescription. Blessing is the cure for diminishing riches; vanity fair. Heaven is the destination of every wealth and riches; the richest dwells there. God is the owner and possessor of everything in the earth.                                                                                                                                                 Those that labour to keep riches give themselves an impossible task. Those that labour to be rich loose sleep as riches fly away to heaven. The covenant brings the blessing down and bestow durable riches. What many labour around for comes down from above.

Labour to be blessed, not to be rich; the covenant slogan. Those that willingly lay up their treasures in heaven obtain the blessing. That is the covenant connection.

“Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”James 1:16-17.

The covenant year.

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. Ecclesiastes 9:11.

We had a programme recently at a local government headquarters. It was a health related outreach of an organization with which I serve. We were amazed on arrival to notice that there was nobody at the offices. Most buildings were overgrown by weeds and deserted.

Who works here? Where are the workers? Are they on strike?

The story is the same for many other places. Yet the sun is getting hotter, the suffering is becoming unbearable. Many are under the sun trying their best to make ends meet. Wages are not enough to meet basic needs yet they are unpaid.

The covenant is the bailout from indolence and working under the sun. When you work, the covenant works with you; responsibility is included. Labour is the act of man, blessing is the act of God.                                                                                                   There is no return without turning or working and no reward for disobedience.         God is not a taskmaster, he is a rewarder.

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”Revelation 22:12-13.

No one succeeds by chance but by choice; chance is not good enough. It starts with taking responsibility for success or failure. When work is done as commanded, returns are obtained &rewards from God. Work pays wages or salary but the harvest rewards is of God. The returns maybe small, commensurate with the level of work done but rewards are not measured by men but by the covenant. The reward of obedience is in multiples of returns from work done. Returns are quantitative &monetized but money cannot buy rewards. It takes what money cannot buy to become great; durable riches.    Working for returns is frustrating, work for rewards; it comes quickly.

Covenant connection grants quick access to greatness under the son. It does not take time; all in one year by the covenant.

“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:”Genesis 26:12-13.

Returns and rewards.

 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants:and the Philistines envied him. Genesis 26:12-14.

One of my friends once asked, why is it that we do the same work, but get different results? Am in the place of God! Blessing is God’s reward, work is man’s effort, hundredfold is the convenant jackpot. The covenant with God make distinction between one and another. Do you think Isaac was the only sower in that city? His result was exceptional and distinctive to make news. The precondition for oustanding or covenant results are protean. One important step is dwelling in your appointed place; “that land” Every land is not that land, your covenant land is that land. Every tree grows best where it is planted of God, not as desired by man. The heaven is over every place, it opens to give rain over thy land.

“And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee. The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand:and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.”Deuteronomy 28:11-12.

Your prosperity is linked to obedience to dwell in that land. There are lands where struggles, suffering and saddness are the norm. Where the labour of your hands are not rewarded. Its a land of begging, borrowing, scarcity and sorrow. That land or covenant place is known by hundredfold returns and rewards. A place where plenty is the norm; in your body, cattle, ground and goods. A place where the hand of man cannot affect or determine your substance. A land where the heaven is continually open to good treasures. Welcome to that land of covenant returns and rewards.

“After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram:I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”Genesis 15:1

Empowerment; stipend to surplus.

But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God:for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18.
There is a programme that is very popular in some states of the country. A micro-credit system that gives soft loans and credit to individuals. The programme is usually termed “Empowerment” for these persons. The loans are expected to be repaid with some or no interest. The programmes take place before elections & broadcast as progress made. Whether these Empowerment packages achieve their desired aim is difficult to ascertain. The credit lifestyle for some is the norm rather than the exception. Everybody is doing it, even governments are sharing money as Empowerment packages. The covenant is the platform for sure empowerment and wealth creation in every generation. Loans cannot empower, neither stolen funds or deceitful & corrupt money. The source determines the effect of money as blessing or curse. The covenant is key to all round blessing, it continues to this day.
“The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand:and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.”Deuteronomy 28:12.
Covenant empowerment may be missed when other alternatives contend. God is not an option, the covenant is a necessity. Focus is key to fortune. The commandment not to borrow is not for deprivation but redirection. The seed works for those that work with it, don’t be distracted by flashes of cash. The soft loans are too small compared to riches in glory. The pittance paid are tokens of bondage that lifts none above poverty line. Your portion is too great to settle for pittance in the name of Empowerment. Its your turn to be empowered by the covenant & connect to riches in glory. God’s good treasures are riches in glory, the covenant connects to surplus not stipends. Welcome to the world of covenant Empowerment.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”Philippians 4:19-20.

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