Most people worry about tomorrow. Some more often than others. It’s natural part of being human in a challenging world.
But, according to Jesus, you shouldn’t be doing that.
Matthew 6:34 KJV Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
He says don’t even think of it! Like, zero thought for tomorrow.
You see, worrying about tomorrow won’t make tomorrow any better. In fact, it’ll make it worse. Furthermore, it will drag you into the pit of misery and diverse illnesses. So, it’s a terrible idea.
But I’m sure we already know that. So, why do we keep worrying about tomorrow?
Could it be because we’ve resigned ourselves to the lie that it’s not possible to live that way?
Well, it may be humanly impossible. Actually, it is humanly impossible. However, with God all things are possible.
Only the Holy Spirit Himself can produce a worry-free, no-thought-for-tomorrow blissful experience on earth. With the help of the Holy Spirit, you can live in this world without even thinking of the next day. With Him it’s very possible.
But you’ve got to accept that possibility, and choose to live that way. You should do so, because Jesus Himself told us to take zero thought about tomorrow.
Accept and choose that possibility. Then ask the Holy Spirit to help you. Ask Him to free you from the rat race of endless worries and anxieties.
Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened unto you.
John 17:16 KJV They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
This verse implies that there are two kinds of people in this world:
Those that are of the world.
Those that are not of the world.
Each kind has her pattern; her ways; her values. Which one do you belong to? Choose your kind.
If you are of the world, then by all means, conform to her pattern. Walk in her ways. Adopt her values.
But if you are not of the world, then why do you conform to her pattern? Why do you walk in her ways? Why do you adopt her values?
The two can’t mix.
The ways of the world will only work for her people. It won’t work for those of the Spirit. If people of the spirit adopt the values of the world, they’ll fail miserably.
So people of the Spirit must walk in the ways of the Spirit. Stick with the Spirit. Live, move and have your being in Him. Follow Him only. Be attached to Him alone. Radically focus on Him. Restrict yourself to His boundaries.
In short, let’s pray the following Psalm.
Psalm 86:11 NLT Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.
John 17:16 KJV They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Blissfuls are not from this world. We are from the Holy Spirit.
You come from another place, from another world, from another dimension—the Spirit.
Yes, you’re here for a while to fulfill divine purpose before you go back to where you came from. But, you’re definitely not from this world.
Therefore, do not get attached to the things of this world. Don’t even love them. Don’t let them appeal to you. Don’t become interested in them. Don’t let them seduce you and break your focus.
Don’t forget who you are and where you come from.
You are here on an important assignment. It could be to your family, to the church, to the business world, to the nation you live in, and so on.
Whatever the case may be, you’re on an assignment here. Your Heavenly Father sent you here to fulfill divine purpose.
And the Holy Spirit Himself is your guide through this world. Ensure that you prioritize your relationship with Him as the most important. He is the only one that truly knows why you are here. He is the only one that can lead you to your own personal success in destiny. And He is the only One you should be attached to.
I’m asking the Holy Spirit today to keep you pure and unspotted from this world. I also pray that He’ll make your purpose here clear to you, and guide you in the way He has marked for you. In Jesus name.
Acts 17:28 NIV ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’
Reflect on this: The Holy Spirit is our habitat.
Like a fish in the water, like a lion in the jungle, in Him we live and move and have our being. He defines our boundaries.
Everything God has given you is located within those boundaries. As long as you’re living, moving, and having your being within the boundaries of the Spirit, all that the Father has given you will gracefully come to you with zero struggle and stress.
Furthermore, as long as you are living, moving and having your being within the boundaries of the Holy Spirit, you’re invincible.
Satan understands all this better than you can ever imagine. Which is why he has just one goal: To lure you out of your habitat. To bait you out of the boundaries of the Holy Spirit. That’s all he cares about. Nothing else matters to Him.
So, he’ll stop at nothing to distract you. He’ll use anything and anyone: church folks, business, family, spouse, enemies; makes no difference; he’ll use whatever is available.
You must be aware of this so you don’t play into his sneaky hands. Guard your heart and protect your focus with all diligence.
But, always remember that you’re not in this all by yourself. We’ve got the Holy Spirit Himself with us, just as Jesus Christ promised. Let us always remember to ask for His help. He’s our Ever Present Help, and He will keep you from falling.
Read the following story very carefully. Pay particular attention to my emphasis in the verses.
Luke 10:38-40 KJV  Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.  And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.  But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
Note that quiet underlined phrase in the KJV version of the story: ‘which also sat at Jesus feet’. Especially the word ‘also’.
When you ponder the the entire story in the light of the highlighted phrases, you get the sense that Martha was initially sitting at the feet of Jesus with Mary.
Here’s my personal reconstruction of the story:
Martha —a forceful domineering type character —received Jesus into her house.
She sat at His feet and started to listen to Him
The forceful controlling person that she is, she made Mary join her. Both sisters now sat at Jesus’ feet listening to Him.
But then Martha got distracted, and expected Mary to follow suit as well.
This time, however, Mary made a choice to stay put at Jesus feet.
Martha got offended and attacked Jesus.
Mary, however, ignored her and let Jesus deal with the matter.
Martha represents those children of God that succumb to distractions. They allow the things that have to be done to get to them and break their focus. Unknown to this group, Satan is using the challenges of daily living to distract, deceive, discourage, defeat and destroy them.
On the other hand, Mary represents the Blissful People. In reality, she faced an even greater force of distraction than Martha. Martha was distracted by the things that had to be done. Mary, however, was being pressured by her forceful and controlling sister. Nevertheless, she prevailed and maintained her focus.
She was radically focused on the Lord!
I urge all Blissful People everywhere to walk in the radical focus of Mary—commit to a radical focus on the Holy Spirit.
But, beware of the Marthas in the Kingdom. Its very important to note that distracted children of God become distractions themselves. Beware of such people. Pray for them, but keep your distance. Otherwise they’ll corrupt you and drag you into their carnality.
I’m not worried about the people of the world one bit. I’m more wary of God’s people who have become distracted by worldly values. Because they become powerful agents of distractions. And if you’re not careful, they’ll succeed where Satan has failed, and drag you into the rat race.
Luke 10:42 NIV … Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Like Mary, Blissfuls must make a firm choice everyday to stay put at the Lord’s Feet. Choose daily to radically focus on the Lord, in spite of all that has to be done; in spite the Marthas in Kingdom.
I want us to go green and off grid at the Holy Place —our Enugu Mission Center in Nigeria. Specifically, to generate all our electricity from solar, completely independent of any external power company. This has always been my strong desire and firm decision from day one.
But then, good things rarely come cheap. To go green and off grid at the Holy Place, we’ll need to dish out a few million Naira. An amount I do not physically have, nor have any clues on how to get—except, of course, that God is able to supply.
As I pondered the challenge, I began to consider all the ways I could cut costs. Maybe even settle for something less than the ideal I imagined.
Surprisingly, the Holy Spirit said, “No.”
Instead, He put a really significant amount in my mind and told me to go for that.
I had no idea where or how to raise such an amount of money on a very short notice. In response, He told me that wasn’t my business since God would provide the money for me.
That set up a conflict in my mind; between the Word of the Holy Spirit, and my logical human reasoning.
This conflict has been on now for a while, and it’s been quite interesting.
I am constantly tempted every minute to go for a capacity I can conveniently afford. But the Holy Spirit wouldn’t let me.
At some point, I had multiple ideas on how to settle for a much less capacity than I originally wanted. This would cost far less than the amount He put in my mind. In fact, I wouldn’t even need faith to get it.
But He wouldn’t let me.
And this is the most beautiful part of it all: how He has continued to gently encourage me to put my feet down on that specific amount He gave me.
The problem is, I have no single idea how this amount He’s mentioning would come.
“That’s exactly the beauty of it,” He responded.
“You have no idea how it would come,” He continued. “But I do. I just haven’t told you. I simply need you to trust Me and let Me blow your mind. It’s so much fun for Me. I love doing that.”
“But I also love to stretch your faith and expand you in the process so you’ll be able to hold more capacity from Me and bless more lives.”
“Don’t be timid,” He said. “And don’t wobble in doubt and double mindedness. Put your feet down on that amount and don’t cave in to convenient alternatives.”
Well, He’s helped me thus far, and my little mustard seed faith seems to be growing by the day. My heart is also expanding by the day.
And so far, I’ve already successfully resisted and rejected several convenient and cheaper alternatives.
I’m not there yet, but I’m well on my way. It’s a journey of faith.
Do you have a project before you that you have no idea how to fund? Then welcome to the journey of faith. Let us travel together. We will definitely get there by the help of the Holy Spirit.
Right now I’m praying for you. May the Holy Spirit help you to put your feet down on the amount you require. May He help you to resist and reject convenient and cheaper alternatives. May He help you to believe and hold on for the impossible. In Jesus name.
For Blissful People, the Lord Himself has designated every Friday as Financial Favour Friday (FFF). His command to us on this day is quite simple: Let my Blissful People Bring me offerings of love.
This is why Blissful People give our offerings here every Friday. On this day, we express our special love for the Holy Spirit through our giving.
Of course, there are multiple other ways that we express our love to Him daily in our various lives. However, on Financial Favour Fridays, Blissful People express our love individually to Him through our financial giving on this platform, because He asked us to. And I love to follow Him to the letter.
Some of us have chosen Financial Favour Fridays as our medium for giving our tithes, special offerings, first fruits and so on. I appreciate that. I’m sure the Holy Spirit does as well.
As you give today, remember to do so generously, cheerfully. But, most especially, be motivated only by the purest love for the Holy Spirit.
So, before you transfer your FFF gift today, close your eyes and remind yourself that you are giving to the Holy Spirit Himself as an expression of your deepest love for Him.
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Acts 3:15 NIV You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
Jesus Christ is the Author of Life. He wrote life’s script. He designed its principles and dynamics. And, consequently, more than anyone else, He knows exactly what matters and what does not.
So, pay careful attention to Him in the following verses.
Luke 10:41-42 NIV  “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,  but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
According to the Author of life, only one thing is needed.
If the Author of Life says so, then it is so. He made life. He designed it. So He knows exactly what is needed and what is not.
And if He says only one thing is needed, then I want to find out what that one thing is and focus absolutely on it.
So, what is this one thing that is needed?
He tells us in the following statement:
“Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
While Martha was hustling and bustling in the rat race, Mary stayed focused on the Lord, listening to Him and learning from Him.
So, the one thing that is needed —the only thing you need to do in this life—is to stay focused on the Lord, listening to Him and learning from Him.
This is life. This is joy and peace. This is contentment and great gain. This is bliss.
The emperor Cyrus proves it. (Note my emphasis in the verses below.)
Isaiah 45:4-5 NIV  For the sake of Jacob my servant, of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor, though you do not acknowledge me.  I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me,
Cyrus conquered the world and became the emperor of a powerful empire. And he accomplished all this without a personal knowledge of God.
Consider all the blessings God bestowed upon a man that didn’t even acknowledge Him:
God anointed him. v1
God took hold of his right hand. v1
God subdued nations before him. v1
God stripped kings of their armor before him. v1
God opened doors before him so that gates would not be shut against him. v1
God went ahead of him and leveled the mountains. v2
God broke down the gates of bronze for him. v2
God cut through bars of iron for him. v2
God gave him the hidden treasures. v3
God gave him riches stored in secret places. v3
God summoned him by name. v4
God bestowed a title of honor on him. V4
Yet he didn’t know God!
Isn’t it intriguing that all these extraordinary blessings were bestowed on a man that didn’t acknowledge God? He had no personal relationship with God. Yet He experienced the anointing, blessings and gifts of God.
Think about it.
We must let go of the silly idea that in order to be blessed by God, you need to have an intimate personal relationship with God. That’s a religious fantasy that has no basis in reality.
Millions and billions today are enjoying the goodness and blessings of God, without any personal relationship with Him. He blesses the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Matthew 5:45 NIV that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
The sun shines on you, not because you’re evil or good, but because it’s the sun. Shining and beaming down its rays is what it does; an expression of what it is.
The rain falls on you, not because you’re righteous or unrighteous. It’s simply being the rain. Pouring down its showers is what it does; an expression of what it is.
And so it is with God.
God’s gifts and blessings are not distributed on the basis of morality or religion. They are given based on God’s nature and mysterious purposes. Whether you are good, bad or ugly has nothing to do with the blessings of God.
The Scripture even warns against seeing godliness as a means to financial gain, telling us it’s a twisted way of looking at things.
1 Timothy 6:5 NIV …and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
Whether you go to church or not, whether you serve God or not, whether you give or not, whether you are just or unjust, good or evil, the rain will fall on you, and the sun will rise on you.
For this reason, it’s time to rise to a higher motive in your relationship with God. Let go of greed, fear, or selfishness. Don’t be motivated by punishment or reward. Rather, let pure love become your driving force—Pure, unconditional and undiluted love. Period.
Psalm 63:8 KJV My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
Followeth hard after thee: This means he was following the Holy Spirit bumper to bumper; not giving any gap; not looking right or left.
It’s never easy to do this. Life is full of pressures: People and their dramas; bills to pay; deadlines to meet; all sorts of emergencies and unforeseen circumstances. Plus Satan manipulates all these daily troubles to distract us from the Holy Spirit.
You can’t control what life throws at you each day to test you. You can’t even control what you desire.
However, you can control two things:
Your conscious choices, and
Your relentless prayers.
And you should put these two powers to work in your favour.
First, consciously choose to follow hard after the Holy Spirit.
Then relentlessly ask the Holy Spirit to help you do this.
What if your whole mind were completely immersed and wrapped up in the Holy Spirit? What if all of your thoughts were focused on Him all the time? What if hundred percent of your time is spent fellowshipping with Him?
Then your cup will always overflow without you even trying. You will always win in life without stress. You will literally be walking on the storms and turning the world the right side up, just like Jesus did!
This is the true and powerful message of the second part of Psalm 23:5.
Psalm 23:5b NIV …You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
A new week spreads out before you. A fresh opportunity to commit to being completely led by the Holy Spirit in every area of your life.
Please let go of the cares of this dying and miserable world. Shun the hustle and bustle. Reject the rat race. Take the higher way of the Holy Spirit.
Your world is waiting to drink from your overflow as you relentlessly follow after the Holy Spirit.
There is a very powerful anointing of deliverance and overflow this season. You should connect and receive the prophetic word in your life.
Psalm 23:5 NIV You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
The Lord has prepared a table before you in the presence of your enemies. It means that, in spite of all the enemies have done to hinder your blessings, you still prevailed.
A powerful deliverance anointing has already gone ahead of you to paralyze your enemies and render them impotent. And now, those enemies have become toothless bulldogs. They don’t matter anymore in the equation of your life.
The anointing of overflow is strong upon you. This will create a supernatural increase in your various containers. You will be filled to overflowing; having more than enough; blessing other people.
Receive this deliverance and overflow anointing right now in your life in Jesus name.
No matter what your flaws tell you, no matter what your past mistakes and failings tell you, and no matter what the judgmental holier-than-thou crowd tells you, you are a good seed.
You have tremendous divine potentials. You have God Himself inside of you. You have the potential to do all things through Christ who strengthens you. The divine Spirit that brought you into existence is able to make you excel beyond your wildest imaginations.
Yet, like any good seed, all of these potentials remain locked up within you unless you’re planted in suitable soil and climate—unless you’re planted in the house of the Lord.
Psalm 92:12-13 NIV  The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;  planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
To be planted in the house of the Lord simply means to live, move, grow and have your being within the boundaries of the Holy Spirit. It means to be completely led by the Holy Spirit in every area of your life.
In my spirit I see that happening to you. Which is why I’m praying for you to experience this blissful reality of always being led by the Holy Spirit at all times. May you dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of your life. In Jesus name. Amen. 🙏
It’s Financial Favour Friday!
Give cheerfully and generously. Motivated only by love for the Holy Spirit. 🙏
We want certainty. We want to be able to control and predict what’s next. So, it’s not easy to let go and let God. This is why it’s so hard to be led by the Holy Spirit
But when you take that scary leap of faith and abandon yourself to Him, and commit wholeheartedly to that choice each day, the most amazing things start to happen in your life:
Freedom from stress. Freedom from the cares of this world. Peace that passes all understanding. Joy unspeakable and full of glory. The strength of the Lord to mount up on wings and soar like the eagle.
Romans 8:6 NIV The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
Who is in control of your mind? The flesh? Or the Spirit?
In other words, are you led by yourself and the world, or are you led by the Holy Spirit?
Let us continue to choose to be led by the Holy Spirit; to live our lives under His control and within His boundaries. This is life and peace.
Who are the Children of God? Notice he didn’t say those that believe in Jesus, those that go to church, or those that keep the Ten Commandments.
Instead, he says those that are led by the Spirit of God.
Romans 8:14 NIV For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
To be led by the Holy Spirit is a personal choice each individual believer has to make. It is one thing to claim to be saved—or to have received the Holy Spirit. It is another thing to be completely led by the Holy Spirit.
Are you willing to lose control? Are you willing to be considered foolish by the world because you’re doing something that doesn’t make any sense to you or them? Are you willing to be the laughing stock of the world? Are you willing to be rejected and persecuted?
Because, when you are led by the Holy Spirit, those things will happen.
But it’s your choice. You can chose to be led by yourself, do what you want and run your own personal agenda. You can choose to follow the world and conform to her pattern and trends. Or you can choose to be led by the Holy Spirit.
The choice is definitely yours because He will never force anyone.
For me, the choice is very clear. I have chosen to love and follow the Holy Spirit. To live within His boundaries no matter the cost. And there’s no turning back.
You may have noticed my absence from Prayer Connect since yesterday. It’s deliberate. I felt the need in my spirit to pull back a bit and take a break. This will give me some time to meditate and reflect and re-confirm that I’m doing exactly what the Holy Spirit wants me to do; that I’m not overstepping His boundaries for me.
You see, when you’re walking with the Holy Spirit, He defines some boundaries for you; areas you shouldn’t venture into; things you shouldn’t do.
For instance, Jesus never left Palestine during His earthly ministry. He was constrained to the lost sheep of Israel. Peter was sent to the Jews. Paul to the Gentiles.
The boundaries of the Spirit are real. At one time, Paul wanted to get into some places to preach the gospel, but the lord wouldn’t let him.
Acts 16:6-8 NIV  Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.  When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.  So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.
People of the Spirit do not cross the boundaries defined by the Holy Spirit for them.
I fear I might not be fully submitting to the boundaries of the Holy Spirit for me. I’m not sent to everyone. I’m not sent to say or do everything. I am under strict vows and constraints and I desire to stay within those boundaries.
I’ve asked our church family to pray for me. And now, I ask all Blissful People everywhere to pray for Rev Wildfire. I’m not perfect by any stretch of the imaginations. I’m often weak and fail to strictly abide by the constraints of the Holy Spirit. But with the help of the Holy Spirit, and your sincere prayers as well, I’ll make it.
I’m praying for you too.
And, this morning, let us pray for one another. May the Lord Himself help us to submit absolutely to Him in all things. In Jesus name. 🙏
The current season of Prayer Connect will last for 60 days. Today is day no 30. Tomorrow is day no 31. Together they make up the middle of the current PC season. And we will be fasting on both days..
Today, September 29, we will assemble at The Holy Place in Enugu by 10:00am (Nig) and pray all day. Then we will do the same tomorrow, September 30.
In the spirit I have picked up that something fantastically huge is about to erupt among Blissful People. But Satan and his demonic cohorts are desperately blocking the way with mysterious and stubborn blockades.
But I’ve also seen those blockades cleared by our Heavenly Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
This calls for relentless prayers. Which is why we’re fasting this mid PC season.
Take note of Paul’s report in the verse below, because we will follow his prayer template these two days. Like Paul, we will be invoking the Trinity Tag Team to clear the way.
1 Thessalonians 3:10-11 NIV  Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.  Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.