Friday, 10 November 2017

Character lessons...




This is the simple lesson I learned today.

Funny thing, Jacob forgave and moved on

He's a deal maker.

He leaves other people to do the job but he makes the deals...

Good one.

Monday, 30 October 2017

The things that matter...

I don't want to ever forget the things that matter.

I gave my life to Christ in the year 2000. Our campuses were on fire for God and it was a wild fire with the most unlikely people surrendering to Jesus.

Were they being hoodwinked?

I doubt it. Sincerely do. 

I know how much effort the LORD put into convincing me to surrender to Him.

You see I was raised catholic. My dad's family were staunch Catholics so it was kind of shameful to attend another church. 

I knew this at the back of my mind as my friends and I attended fellowship every week. We got there a little after prayer and just in time for worship. I mean, why would someone spend one hour repeating some indecipherable phrases, what could it do?

I knew I could never really be serious in fellowship even though I loved the worship, I was born catholic and would forever be catholic for they were the first church ever and other churches that broke out of it were lesser churches...

Today I partner with more than one church in the furtherance of God's kingdom. I know how important this is, some of the people closest to me believe I have been hoodwinked. Why work 30 days and hand over your hard earned cash to a human being like yourself?

Time will fail me to talk about the times that God has schooled me on the tithes being His and that He receives them in heaven. I am not really interested in convincing anyone about tithes. I might never have believed if the LORD had not spoken to me.

There are schools of thought that believe that God does not speak. I believe that as God spoke to Adam in the cool of the day, so does He speak with me, else I would be comfortable attending church say 40 times a year in all the 365 days and keeping the harvest festivals. I didn't leave the catholic church just to attend another church that keeps to tradition.

I moved because the LORD asked it of me

Here's a copy of my partnership letter...




P.S. If you didn't read any of the gibberish I wrote, read the PDF in the above line. Click on it and save it and start learning what salvation entails.

Salvation is a day's decision and a lifetime journey.

The most amazing thing about my first year was that indescribable peace that always settled on me during and after worship. It wasn't prayer even though I prayed with everyone. Worship was the big deal. It could cement in my soul what all the ten thousand billion words being spoken by so many people couldn't do.

In my first year of salvation, I knew only one scripture by heart that stuck with me even after bible study and all:

It was "God has not given me a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love and a sound mind"

Take note: The bible writes Holy Spirit or Spirit of God in capitals 'Spirit'.

When it writes about other spirits like human spirit, spirit of fear, spirit of power, spirit of belial etc are other ways of describing influences

Some people fear the word spirit, please be aware that every human being also has a spirit. 

Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? Holman Christian Standard 

(Note that this is proverbs so they are not even speaking of the recreated human spirit)

1 Pet 3:4
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

(This is speaking of the born again man, of his spirit).

How does growth happen?

Growth happens when you meditate on the word of God and on His rhema word to you. In any given church, everyone is at different levels of growth and the LORD will always bring His word to you through the five-fold to provoke your growth.

Why do I say this?

One time I was in a cataconic state spiritually and I didn't know.

It was a special program. A visiting minister asked, who comes to church regularly? I put up my hand feeling very proud of myself. He asked, who can remember what they were taught last week?

As if my mind had drawn a blank, I could not remember even one thing. I, known for being smart and tops of my class, Tessa with the photographic memory and I couldn't remember a thing.

I was flabbergasted.

It also caused a change for me. That was a classic example of the enemy came and stole the words because I either didn't believe the word or I did not intend to put the word to practice. 

So you can actively be listening in church and yet not growing...



That's it for today!

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Creating an atmosphere of worship & faith

Build an altar of His presence in your home and everywhere you are.
Come under the influence of God
Intentionally stay there

Create a way of thinking the word of God
Form a culture of the kingdom of God

Hear God's word intentionally
Create a space where Christ rules everything around you

Because you are intentionally conscious of Him
And intentionally bow to Him


Thursday, 5 October 2017

REAL POST: A great day...

I was so excited to find this post.



Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly felt angry, fearful, sad and you were not feeling that way 5 minutes before walking into the room?

I had a lot of stress when I started feeling atmospheres. Most people stay silent about this and many people don't know how to use this.


I learned:
- How to partner with the word of God
- How not to partner with what is in the atmosphere
- How to build walls
- How to silent the negative committee that try to have a meeting in my head
- How to send wrong emotions or atmospheres back to the sender (na devil)
- How to grow by trusting in (partnering with) people who don't already think you are crazy (those who think you are crazy won't listen)

You will learn other things

Watch this video and tell me if you learn anything...



It helps you navigate the atmospheres, push back what you need to push back and retain the peace of God. 

Foundation scripture: Ephesians 6

Our war is against principalities and powers and not against flesh and blood. Stop making enemies with people who are simply responding to the atmosphere, just take authority over the atmosphere and bring the kingdom into bear, superimpose God's kingdom and shift the contrary atmosphere away, and establish the kingdom in that atmosphere.

I hate feeling helpless and I know that there are other people who may feel same way, who may be searching.

While I have been busy pretending to be an un-empowered Christian, many people have reached out to me for help and I have been unable to help them because I inadvertently refused to develop some areas of my life and for that I ask the LORD for mercy.

I take responsibility and I choose to submit myself to development as much as I can and as much as the Holy Spirit leads so I can do God's will on earth.

Yesterday night, the Holy Ghost said, refuse to pretend at all times, just observe protocols and be willing to learn.


Grateful for the midwives that the LORD has been sending. I have been defensive but I choose to submit to the will of the Father, let Him do what He knows best how to do as I yield.


I believe the Lord is pleased with this.

He desires for His saints to be equipped, empowered and to know who they are and I will do my best to share what I know, have learned and I will be open to learn what I don't know.

Thank You, Lord.

#TeachingTheSaints


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Current read and what Nigeria looks like at 57

Christianity can be frustrating.
Not Christianity
Christianity is simple

What is difficult is knowing what to do
and having all the answers.

Do I have all the answers?
Do other Christians have all the answers
No

That's why it is called faith though
aint it?

If you have all the answers, why do you need faith?

Hmmm
I am at crossroads
Anxiety attacks because a new step I guess
I am moving into my place
It is a huge step
A big one

Thank God for His faithfulness
So since I had an anxiety attack the whole of yesterday
I need to steady myself
I am reading a book that might help

It is called Killing Krytonite.

Written by John Bevere


Remember superman
He is all powerful
But krptonite is his weakness
We all have some weakness or the other

Grateful that I have the LORD
and so when I feel weak emotionally or otherwise
I can depend on Him

I did some counselling
I never was too great at receiving counselling because I overthink everything
But books have always been my safe place
I can receive knowledge and process it as I see fit
So I am making new moves

I have God the ever present One going with me on this one
I will take the krytonite out by the Spirit of the Lord
and destroy the root/source of krytonite by the blood

Making massive progress by the power, presence and the goodness of the God who is present with me at all times.

I will blog soon and let you know what I learned in the book
It is written by John Bevere.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Let wisdom be an ornament on your neck...

I love necklaces.
I have this silver necklace I never take off. I do everything without it. One of the knacks about me is that the moment I take it off, I may misplace it. So once I find jewellery I can wear consistently, I never change it.



So I want to talk about the value of wisdom. How you need wisdom in every area of life, including in your spiritual life. It is extracts from a favourite message. If you want to get the message, just email me at tessa.doghor@outlook.com and I will give you the message.

Part of my motto in 2017 is not casting pearls before swine, I need to qualify everyone before I give access. I am doing this not because I am nasty but to help someone specific and reduce gossip and criticism from naysayers. I do pray that only those with some level of faith visit this blog because until you have some faith, it will be difficult to get blessed. I am not going to STOP telling (preaching) about the kingdom of God though, I will just be wiser about the gift of God.

Proverbs 4:7
Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom. If it costs everything you have, get understanding.
Treasure wisdom and it will make you great; hold on to it, and it will bring you honor.
It will be like flowers in your hair and like a beautiful crown upon your head

(My bible version) 

Proverb 3:21-23 says something similar.

The bible likens wisdom to putting on ornaments. 

The funny thing about the bible is that you think the scriptures that release power are just in the new testament. But as the years go by you learn that even the old testament scriptures are just as capable of producing power as the new testament scriptures.

Just make up your mind now that the power that comes from the bible is greater than any other power in writing or in application, i.e living.

If you have been born again, you probably have an experience in God and area in which you know God and you share or minister from that point of view but be certain that God is ministering to His children all over the world from where they are, to where He wants them to be.

My first understanding of wisdom comes from my eldest sister. One of the scriptures she consistently quoted was: "Wisdom is profitable to direct".

Funny enough, my first pastor was in the same class as ,my elder sister in high school and so their words echo in my head. Maybe it is that the people I respect when it comes to spiritual things speak so loudly that their words echo in my head or it is that the Holy Spirit brings these things to my remembrance, I am not certain but I hear some scriptures in my head and in my heart.

My sister was witness to a word I heard consistently for 6 weeks. I told her immediately because I trusted her. When it comes to spiritual things, I trust my family first with anything I have heard from the Lord and then my close friends. I tell my family and my close friends my dreams, some of them at least and many times in the last 10 years I have had some dreams of friends giving me instructions in dreams that produced wonderful things in my life when I practiced it in the spiritual.

How does wisdom come to man?
There is the wisdom that comes from reading God's word and it is to be prioritized and there is also the wisdom that is used for practical living, I believe that is the wisdom of God.

Let me explain what I mean by practical living. When I say practical living, I don't mean living like every other unbeliever on the earth, I mean living like the children of Israel, only a higher version. I mean living like a covenanted person, someone in whom God is actively involved in your life. I mean, living by phronesis. Phronesis means the wisdom of God.

Let me not get sidetracked. When I just got saved, I had terrible acne. Over the first 9 months of my being saved, the acne cleared from my face. Over the next 5 years, the acne cleared from the faces of all the members of my family and the younger ones who didn't have acne did not develop acne.

The series of events that yielded that deliverance from acne seemed natural. One of my pastors asked us to pray about the things that we wanted to change in our lives. Vain chic that I am, I prayed about my hair and my face. So a couple of weeks after the prayer one of my closest friends comes to me and says: "I bought Neo Medrol to use on my face but I found that it didn't work for me so I think you should use it".

She then seats and explains to me how to use it. I am only allowed to wash my face once in the morning and apply it on my face, then again in the night and apply it again. I was not allowed to wear cream or makeup. In college I didn't wear makeup so not wearing cream for a month would not be a huge sacrifice for me. I am a stickler for details so I did exactly as she said, reminding her that I hoped it worked even though I did not spend money on the treatment.

Long story short, I did not have even a single people for a whole year. For the next five years I did not get even a single pimple. My face got the chance to become smooth. I stopped using all antiseptic soap and that was how I started using bathing soap and found it easier to pay my tithes because I don't have one N800 soap to buy (at that time o, not now). Well that is how I discovered that I was pretty; story for another day.

I believe that was practical wisdom in action. Since the Holy Ghost knows the road to pass to give me information, He's using it just fine. My hair became fuller than it was then and I got strategies to make my hair that did not over emphasis the weak points.

So tell me, what are the ways in which you apply the wisdom in the word of God to your life? That it is bigger than what the world prescribes, that is phronesis?

Let's share.

If you are not saved and this is just like jargons to you, Visit this page and learn how to surrender your life to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

I love strawberries, apparently God does too.

I love strawberry.
I love strawberry flavour yoghurt, ice cream, drinks, biscuits etc
I have taste now. You wan try.



2 Pet 1:8
For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Holy Ghost is always teaching and I learned that if you go after the virtues listed in 2 Peter 1: 5-7 you will be fruitful in all that you do. Don't do them like a robot, ask the Holy Ghost to help you and teach you what to do.

There is yummy food in this, just look at verses 2-3 and see the benefits in them. God wants you to live the Christian life by divine power not just in church but in the marketplace.

I am unrefined in sharing. Please forgive me, I don't think I am a preacher. I am just a woman who God met.

Cheers.

I will continue tomorrow.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Renew your mind series: Be like God, more like Christ



I put this picture here so that we can speak out and not be tired and numb and so not speak up because we think that it won't change anything.

Bad things happen
Not because there are no good people
Or that the evil people are too much, too strong or too smart
but because the good people are mostly silent
Me included
If you can't do anything, you can at least pray

Relationships
The most important thing about relationships is talking.
Talk.
Relate with God
Talk.
Talk to Him

Slow down on the working and talk
Slow down on the doing and talk
Just talk.

Found these guys, I love their skits about God and the work of the Holy Spirit
Religious people don't talk to God
They go their own way
I don't want to be religious
I want to talk to God
Nothing else matters if I don't talk to God
There is no clarity when I talk to God
Just assumptions and many confusions
When there's confusion, everything else evil is happening too (God's truth)




Worry is a sign that you don't trust God.
Trust Him
Speak to Him
Listen to Him.

Why worry when you can pray
If you can't pray, then you are not trusting God
You are trusting in yourself or something else
Don't worry, pray
I am here, with you!

Note to Tessa.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

2017: the best year yet



2017 is the year of the great outpourings...

I receive it.

This year will be the best ever full of the manifestations of the Spirit of the Lord and His divine help. It will be full of divine orchestrations and the power of the Lord and the leading of the Spirit of the Lord.

I personally commit to putting God first this year unlike last year.

Cheers