Search

Green Pastures Today

Category

Uncategorized

SHEPHERD’S APP?

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Psalms 23:1-3.

The sheep has several needs; physical, social, emotional, psychological, physiologic, mental, spiritual, career, family, business and many others. The needs evolve with time as we grow, multiply and develop. It sometimes overwhelms the sheep and doubts arise; can the shepherd meet all my needs? Some would try some other opinions and suggestions that is thought to be helpful in their bid to meet such need.

The internet has become a useful tool for solving mysteries and seeking directions. A quick search is done and an application or app is found that could help the one in need. There are apps for every challenge or situation, the only question is do they actually meet the needs advertised? Have you ever heard of the shepherd app?

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight:but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” Hebrews 4:12-13.

Now tell me you’re joking? What is the shepherd app? All you need to have all your needs met. I am actually surprised that you don’t know about it. “God is all you need to have all your needs met“, his word meets man’s every need. Now you know what the shepherd app is all about. One word from God that meets your need at every point in time. There is no need that is not met nor situation that lacks solution.

The green pastures are the dwelling place of solutions and answers to all life situations. The lord is your shepherd to disconnect from lack and connect to abundance. There is nothing that you need that he won’t supply! It’s time to launch the shepherds app; all you need to meet all your needs.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.

Prayer: Thank you lord for being my shepherd, I shall not want. Your word is the application or app to meet all my needs. Guide me to the right word that meets my need per time in Jesus name.

Advertisements

ONE STEP AT A TIME.

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 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: Genesis 12:1-2.

God is inclined to guiding or leading his children. Following God’s direction is an invaluable asset to every believer. What comes to mind of many is the destination rather than the way to go. While the destination is part of God’s plan, the direction is more important.
The journey of a thousand miles begin with a step, so the wise says.
A thousand steps in the right direction brings one closer to the right destination but a thousand steps away from the expected end is movement in the wrong direction. Destination is not in view.

One step is all it takes to be right or wrong.
Abraham was commanded to go to a yet to be defined destination but not without divine guidance. God is not only planning for the end, the plan is always ahead;  every steps to take is also part of the plan.

“Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:104-105.

It all begins with a step! One right step reveals the next step. For every wrong step, the next step is obscured and a dead end is reached. Divine guidance is not for some steps but for every step. The steps to take are the details of God’s plan for your life. The word of God reveals the steps to take and the paths to walk on.

Light illuminates your path of life; it’s personal! Every plan is not your plan, God’s plan is revealed, received and personalized.Every journey of obedience ends up in glorification irrespective of location. God’s plan is your shortcut to greatness, being blessed and becoming a blessing.But, it’s accomplished one step at a time; light from his word is your guide.
Every right step bring you closer to that expected end. The greatest miss is the future prepared for you by God, nothing is better.

“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.

Prayer: Thank you father for leading the light of your word one step at a time. You lead me to greatness by your blessing. May my every step be right in the light to my expected end in Jesus name.

 

THE OPEN HEAVEN SIGN.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Revelation 3:20-22.

While teaching on the everlasting doors that need to open and the gates that must close, I got a reminder of another important door. This is the first door that opens before the door of heaven is opened or the gates of hell closed. It is the first and principal passage.

When Jesus enters your heart and mind, everlasting doors open with ease. Knocking generates noise, open heaven make news. They don’t have to make noise to make news; that is the kingdom advantage. Those that knock on heaven’s door lack the keys top open the heaven. But the key to your heart is in your hand, Jesus cannot enter without your permission. The supper is ready, heaven awaits you but the door of your heart is key access. Redemption is not by force it is a choice.

The key of David is not for strangers but for bonafide sons and daughters.

 “Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers:but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door:by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:7-9.

What you’re looking for cannot be found elsewhere but in Christ Jesus. The key of David is the greatest desire of every generation.

No one likes to see the closed sign, everyone is joyful when the open sign is on. At the crossroads of life, you shall not see a closed sign but an open sign. But it starts with opening your heart to the king of kings.

The king has the keys and gives it to his kings who are subject to this will. These keys are given and retrieved, but to the seed of David. Everything is open on earth to those whose heaven are continually open.

Sonship is not the only prequalifier to kingdom keys but faithfulness also. The key is not to all that come to church but those that stay in touch. This is not a casual gift, it handles every situation from heaven, hell and death. Your life will never remain the same with the keys of David in operation. Reign in life holding the keys of heaven, hell and death .

 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works:behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it:for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Revelation 3:7-8.

Prayer: Father, I receive the key of David for triumphant living. The key of David is to the seed of David whose heart is open to the lord. My heart is open for an open heaven experience in Jesus name.

GIVING WISDOM

The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough: The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough. Proverbs 30:15-16.

Anytime I watch the news and listen to radio, I always try to learn something new. There is this group of people that grace the airways complaining about lack of funds for paucity of performance.

The assumption is that everything is available but funds to execute them. They repeat some catchy phrases repeatedly to the point of an outrage. Those are times to change the channel as we’re not on the same thought plane. That is the excuse of a waster, nothing’s ever enough.

Austerity is the opportunity for prosperity to those with covenant wisdom. Having less is not a disadvantage, having less wisdom is a bottleneck. A little in the hand of a wise man is better that a lot in the hand of the foolish. Many great business empires today we’re built with paltry amounts. Giving is the opposite of wasting, giving is voluntary spending for rewards while wasting is involuntary spending for losses.

What is given according to covenant specification is not lost but blessed for a reward.

“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.

The prevailing economic situation is not the reason for your lack. Black is not synonymous with lack but ignorance or lack of knowledge. Being of African descent is not a disadvantage, waste & frivolities is a choice.

Giving is the key to frugal living and exemption from waste. Giving is the masterkey to a world of  pressed down shaken together and running over. Giving is the lifestyle of the wise, waste is the opium of fools. Givers never lack, and wasters never have. If you don’t give, chances are that you’re a waster.

This is the giving wisdom!

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38.

Prayer: Lord I am indeed grateful for the giving wisdom. I am a giver, not a waster of seeds even in famine. Let my seeds continually speak in the harvest of blessings in Jesus name.

Wonder conception

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

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑