RELEASED ON 21 DECEMBER/ 2019
THERE IS NO STOPPING ME!
The bible says;
"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him".
Every great destiny will experience opposition,trials,
challenges and hatred.
However, whoever wants to overcome should be prepared to be courageous and remain steadfast throughout the course of life.
Pressing forward with steadfastness in Christ Jesus is what makes us unstoppable.
If Ahab and four hundred prophets of baal couldn't stop Elijah
1 Kings 18
The Scribes and the Pharisees tried but couldn't stop Simon Peter and the rest of the disciples from preaching the Gospel. Acts 4 .
No matter the opposition, trials challenges, persecution you might be facing, so far you remain steadfast in Christ Jesus there is no stopping you.
That's why Apostle Paul wrote;
"For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end"
As the Lord lives before whom I stand,I will keep proclaiming the name of Jesus wherever I go.
I've made it this far with Jesus by my side, I am confident there is no stopping me now!
I therefore beseech you to remain steadfast in your walk with Christ Jesus even as we crossover to the year 2020.
By the mercies and the grace of God there is no stopping us: we will see off 2019 and conquer the enemies as we excel in the year 2020 in the name of Jesus. .
Bro Olaniyi Cole
RELEASED ON 17/ DECEMBER/ 2019
SEEK DIVINE DIRECTION
And God said;
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you".
Brethren to reach your destination or to fulfil destiny in this life, you will need guidance and direction.
A popular Yoruba adage says; "Anyone who seeks for direction will not get lost"
Many people are on the wrong road of their journey unknowingly.
Unfortunately, Google map cannot help in knowing the right or divine path to be followed in order to get to the place of destiny.
Where there is no counsel, the people fail, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
What we all need is divine direction! This is about receiving instructions from God in order to get to where God has destined for you.
Divine direction is far better than speed for you can be going fast in the wrong direction!
Some people are making huge success and money in what they do, yet they do not derive joy and fulfilment in it. While some are struggling today in their chosen career and business just because they were not divinely directed.
Simon Peter was a Fisher man,but in actual fact the bible recorded 2 incident where he was struggling to catch fishes.
Luke 5:4-11. John 21:4-6
The same Peter preached the Gospel for the first time and the bible says;
"Those who embraced his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to the believers that day".
Truly, "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way’
Brethren, anything that you do through divine direction will come effortlessly and yield fruits without stress.
Divine direction is in the word of God; "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path". Psalm 119:105.
Until Peter succumbed to the words of Jesus he was striving hard without success.
"Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net". Luke 5:5
Saul of Tarsus was doing the opposite of what he was meant to do until he got divine direction from Jesus (Acts 9)and his life became meaningful and very impactful.
I don't know who this message is meant for? as you hold on to Jesus, you will receive divine direction, everything you lay your hands upon will begin to prosper and you will find joy and fulfilment in Jesus name.
Bro Olaniyi Cole
RELEASED ON 14/ DECEMBER/ 2019
GOD OF SURPRISES
The bible says about our God:
"He is always doing great things that cannot be explained, countless awesome deeds".
Truly, we serve a God of surprises, who specializes in doing the unexpected for us when we least expect.
The book of *Luke Chapter 19* gives us an account of a surprise that a man called Zacchaeus got from our Lord Jesus Christ.
According to the bible, Zacchaeus was a wealthy tax collector who was very short in stature. He heard of Jesus passing bye so he decided to climb a tree in order to just have a clear glimpse of Jesus.
When Jesus came to the place where Zacchaeus was he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.”
The bible says;
"Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy".
What a surprise and great privilege to have the King of Glory visiting Zacchaeus' house.
As Someone said; "There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for".
That was the experience of the man who was born crippled and was always being carried to the gate of a temple called Beautiful Gate.Acts 3.
The cripple man got more than he bargained for when he saw Peter and John entering the temple. He gave them attention expecting to receive something from them.
Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
Immediately, the man started limping and jumping. He definitely got the surprise of his life that day.
Therefore,it does not matter what your situation is at the moment.
The bible says;
"Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning".
It does not also matter whether you have faith or not, when God is set to surprise you, He does it irrespective of your faith and expectations.
God said in Jeremiah 30:33;
"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know".
In other words, God will surprise you with those things that you do not even ask for in Jesus Mighty name.
Now that you know Jesus is full of surprises, I do not want you to be unaware of the surprise and reality of His Second Coming.
"So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man(Jesus) will come at an hour when you do not expect him".
It is going to be a surprise to many. Are you ready for Jesus?
May God grant you pleasant surprises in your finances, health, marriage, job, business and with many more good things of life and may His Second Coming not meet you unexpectedly in Jesus Mighty name. .
Bro Olaniyi Cole
RELEASED ON 10/ DECEMBER/ 2019
BEING AN EVANGELIST: TRIBUTE TO REINHARD BONNKE
An evangelist is someone who proclaims the Good News. In other words, an Evangelist is a preacher of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ saddled with the motive or intention of winning Souls for God.
The bible gives us understanding of what a life of an Evangelist is through a brief insight into the life of Philip; a man who was very committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus during the early Church.Acts 8:5-40
Interestingly, our Lord Jesus is the one who makes Evangelist;
"He (Jesus) personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,"
However, the work of an Evangelist is that of every minister of God, because the work of the ministry is mainly about preaching the Good News.
In the book of Luke 4:42 the bible says about the crowd who searched everywhere for Jesus and when they finally found Him, they begged Him not to leave them, but Jesus told them;
“I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well, because that is why I was sent.”
In like manner, when Jesus was going to ascend to heaven He gave us a clear-cut command;
"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature".
This assignment (command)is for everyone of us doing the work of God in one capacity or the other.
The question is; are we truly preaching the Gospel?
At this juncture, permit me to pay tribute to the late Reinhard Bonnke;the great Evangelist who died on 7th of December 2019, at the age if 79.
I took recognition of him very early in my young age during the late 70ties and 80ties with his crusade posters all over the city of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He was the very first white man that I recognized doing the work of God.
Reinhard Bonnke had exceptional burning passion for the spread of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and He impacted Africa and the whole world at large for Christ through his ministry ; Christ For All Nations.
He was quoted as saying; "It is a tragedy when the church saves money instead of saving Souls. We MUST spend to save!
Since the news of his death was made known, many people have been paying tributes to this man simply because of the dedicated life he lived by winning Souls for Christ Jesus.
"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!
My sincere and deepest condolences to his family, members of his ministry and the Body of Christ across the world.
He lived for the Gospel and I have strong convictions that he is not just being celebrated on earth alone, the Host of heaven are celebrating him for a life well spent on earth.
He has left a good legacy just like the late Billy Graham did.
Apparently, God has a way of raising up passionate and dedicated ministers for the spread of the Gospel from one generation to another. Now that Billy Graham and Reinhard Bonnke have gone;
The creation waits in eager expectation for the manifestation of you and I in preaching the true Gospel of Jesus to the whole world.
Are you willing to step into the big shoes left behind by Reinhard Bonnke?
As for me; Here I am Lord send me!
A Church or any minister of God that does every other thing except for evangelism is lost.
Therefore,If you have not been committed to the core work of the ministry which is Soul winning; this is a wake up call for you and for some of us that have been doing it in our little bits, this is the time to up our game for Jesus.
I beseech you with the words of Apostle Paul to Timothy;
"As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry".
2 Timothy 4:5.
My prayer is that our labour for the work of God will be highly rewarded by God both in this planet earth and in heaven in Jesus Mighty name.
Bro Olaniyi Cole
RELEASED ON 6/ DECEMBER/ 2019
CONNECT WITH JESUS
Our Lord Jesus Christ said;
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me".
As a believer, you need to prioritize your personal relationship with God.
When Jesus made the above statement (Revelation 3:20) He was not talking about the physical door of a house or that of a church building, rather He meant the door of your heart.
Brethren, one of the most popular terms among believers in the 80ties and 90ties is "Quiet Time". which is time to meditate on the word of God and pray alone.
I remember how Ministers of God used to emphasize on the importance of having regular quiet time then.
Unfortunately, the term seems to have been relegated to the back burner lately.
However, God is still seeking after such people who thirst for time alone with Him.
God relates with us as individuals and not as a people or as a Church. That's why He said;
'I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'
Don't let anyone deceive you. It's a personal or an individual race.
The bible says;
"Jesus would often go to some places where He could be alone and pray".
Apostle Paul also reiterates the importance of personal relationship with Jesus when he said;
"That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death".
In order to know God and be able to walk with Him, you will need to develop a personal relationship with Him. Although, being a member of a Church founded on the word of God is important for your Spiritually growth, the time you spend on your own with God is far more important.
God reveals Himself more to individuals that spend time with Him.
Moses was always spending time with God alone, that's why the bible says;
"He (God) made known His ways to Moses, His deeds to the people of Israel:
However, one thing that hinders a personal relationship with God is sin .
"Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear:But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear".
Father, grant me the grace to live above sin so I can develop a continuous personal relationship with you in Jesus name.
Bro Olaniyi Cole
RELEASED ON 3/ DECEMBER/ 2019
TABLES WILL TURN
Brethren, Have you not read in the Scriptures:"The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?
The phrase; 'turn the tables' is often used when the weaker position subsequently becomes the dominant one.
It means a Turnaround. a situation which puts you in a completely different and respectable position over someone who previously was in an higher position over you.
When the tables turn, it indicates a complete change in status, circumstances and situation.
Interestingly, one of the names of our God is 'unchangeable Changer'.
That's why the bible says;
"The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and He exalts.He raises up the poor from the dust; He lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor.."
1 Samuel 2:7&8.
I beseech you brethren, do not despise or look down on anyone in this life. No condition is permanent, for God can turn tables around for anyone as it pleases Him.
The bible makes us to understand that God is no respecter of persons.
Your titles and positions are nothing before God. He specializes in transforming, equipping and turning tables around for the humble who seeks Him.Acts 10:34 & 35.
Mordecai was a Jew who served as gateman at king Ahasuerus'
palace. He was harshly despised by Haman who was the chief of staff of the king at that time.
Eventually, the tables turned and Mordecai was promoted above Haman.
So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai.
That same God that turned tables for the good of Hannah, David, Jephthah, Joseph and Mordecai is still on the throne now.
Hold on to Jesus and live a life that brings glory to God.
Soon and very soon; a great turnaround will happen to you and I. The tables will turn for our good in Jesus name.
Bro Olaniyi Cole
RELEASED ON 29/ NOVEMBER/ 2019
The bible says;
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you".
1 Thessalonians 5:18.
Being grateful or thankful is a necessary virtue for everyone to have. Our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated the importance of being thankful in the account of His encounter with the ten lepers.
Jesus healed ten lepers on His way to Jerusalem and only one of them came back to thank Him. Then He asked;
"Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
An ancient Yoruba adage says;
A person that is shown kindness and he or she refuses to say thank you is likened to an armed robber who carted away with ones goods.
In other words, the feeling that one gets from any act of ingratitude can be very painful indeed!
Without doubt, many of us are guilty of taking God for granted by are attitude and ingratitude.
Some people only reckon with testimonies of breakthrough; promotion, new house, new car and tangible stuffs to thank God for.
On the other hand, some people only turn to God for what they want.
However, the bible says;
"do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God".
should be far more than your requests before God.
Brethren, permit me to salute the forefathers of the United States of America, who deemed it fit to dedicate a day (forth Thursday of November) as a National holiday just to thank God.
In the same vein, let us all cultivate the habit of thanking God on a regular basis, not only for what He has done, but more importantly for who He is to us.
Thank God for what He has not done for you in anticipation of the fulfilment of His promises for us.
Be thankful for the gift of life, good health, thank God for healing both physically and emotionally, for the miracle of sleeping and waking up,I thank God for accidents that He averted, for
His provisions over my life and family, more so, for victory without having to fight!
In fact,I thank God for those enemies of progress that rose up against you and I like Sanballat & Tobiah( Nehemiah 4) for God only allowed them in order to wake up the giant in us.
Those things we call disappointments are worth thanking God for. If only God can permit us to see what could have happened to us in that failed business & relationship, lost opportunities, delay in marriage etc, we will appreciate Him more.
Be thankful for what you have and stop complaining about the things you do not have.
Let us not be like 'them' who although knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
What you are not thanking God for are prayer requests for many other people which have be taking them from churches to the mountain for many years now.
"Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name!"
May the Almighty God accept our thanks and worship in Jesus Mighty name.
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Bro Olaniyi Cole
RELEASED ON 26/ NOVEMBER/ 2019
INSURE YOUR LIFE!
The reality of physical death to all mankind is never in doubt. To this end, many people take the issue of life insurance very serious.
However, life insurance only benefits the beneficiaries or dependents (children and spouse of the insured person after his or her death. It does not in anyway protect or redeem the insured.
Therefore, I present to you an "insurance policy" that will benefit you by granting you eternal life in heaven.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the great Redeemer who gives the real life insurance. That's why He said;
"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die" John 11:25-26.
As a believer, our
hope of eternal life is predicated upon the unfailing words of Jesus Christ captured in the book of John 3:16&17;
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him."
In other words,
If you desire to spend your eternity in heaven,you will have to insure your life by accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour.
On the other hand, whoever fails to accept Jesus is doomed to end up in the lake of fire eternally.
Brothers and Sisters,the good news about this insurance policy that I present to you through my Lord Jesus Christ is that it is free of charge!
There are no hidden charges anywhere to be paid for accepting Jesus. He does not even spend money, for He owns everything!
Neither do I charge any fee for my services either. I am just a chosen vessel whose primary responsibility is to proclaim the name of Jesus.
When you take this life insurance policy in Jesus,you can be sure you will be covered from all evil. For the bible says;
"No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD.
I beseech you therefore if you are yet to accept Jesus that you forsake your sins, live a righteous life and continue to follow Him to the very end.
For every insurance policy, there are terms and conditions that apply. Likewise, if you have given your life to Jesus, you cannot be living in sins and expect mercy and grace to abound.
Romans 6 :1.
Make up your mind today on where you wish to spend your eternity.
Prayer: Father, whatever will make me and everyone reading this message to miss eternal life in heaven, please take it away from us in Jesus name.
Bro Olaniyi Cole
RELEASED ON 22/ NOVEMBER/ 2019
ALL WILL BE WELL
Children of God, our Lord Jesus is awesome. The bible says;
"for in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him".
He is our Creator that knows everything about
everyone of us too well.
"Different strokes for different folks".
Just as our faces are different, so are our prayer points and areas of concern in this life differs.
The prayer points of some people are non issues to others. I mean those things that come so ease for some people to the extent that they take such for granted are what many other people are declaring prayer and fasting over.
When I was very young I used to think that the very rich people are free of worries and sorrows of life, for on the outward: everything seems very perfect with them.
Soon after my teenage years, the fallacious impression I once had about the rich people changed when the famous soup opera(drama) ; "the rich also cry" came out.
Then, I realized that nobody in this life is free of worries, just that you do not know what other people go through.
All lizards are crawling but no one knows the one with stomach ache".
Many people go through issues in this life that they do not even share with their friends and family members.
The bible further makes me to understand that even when our Lord Jesus Christ came to this world, He was also troubled in Spirit.
In other words, no one in this life has immunity over trials and challenges of life: the rich, the poor, young and the old all have different concerns.
For some, it is financial issues, while some are confronted with health issues, pain, marital or family challenges, stagnation, delay in marriage or child bearing, disappointment, failure at the edge of breakthrough and many more.
The good news is that we serve a God that knows everything we are going through even before we open our mouth to pray, He knows our thoughts and prayer points.
The Psalmist said about this God;
"You have searched me, LORD, and You know me.You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD".
In the same vein,
our Lord Jesus Christ knows about what you and I are going through right now. That was why He said;
"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
He alone has solutions and ways of escape to every problem of life that confronts us.
Apostle Paul wrote;
"Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps his promise, and He will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, He will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out".
1 Corinthians 10:13.
Irrespective of what you are going through right now, God is saying to you; all will be well!
Hold on to this Jesus and do not be discouraged.
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you in Jesus name". Isaiah 43:2.
Brothers and Sisters, I say to you again; all will be well and you will be the next to testify in Jesus name.
Bro Olaniyi Cole