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Author: James Taiwo

WILL GOD FORGET ME? – TM005 – Trumpet Media Podcast with James Taiwo


Sermon by Rev. James Taiwo
> Where is my portion?

The prodigal son’s brother – Luke 15:11-32 (vs 31).

> When shall I provide for my own house?

Jacob requested from Laban (Gen. 30:30)

> “Even dogs eat crumbs from their master’s table”

The…

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Holy Spirit Will Help Anyone Overcome His Limitation

A person who claims to love God must express it by loving his Son Jesus Christ. The person must also love his or her neighbors. Here are God’s words,

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’”(Luke 10:27 NIV).

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments” (1 John 5:1-2 NKJV).

The task to love God and our fellow human beings may sound easy but it can be sometimes intensive. It can be tough to truly love the hostile people. Also, it can be challenging to love God wholeheartedly during a difficult situation. However, despite the challenges, believers still have the privilege of depending on empowerment of the Holy Spirit to fully meet the standard of God – “Love God and love your neighbors.”

To overcome the challenge of struggling to fully love God and truly love our neighbors, we must rely on the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Christian: Have Confidence In Holy Spirit!

Holy Spirit can help us overcome our limitations and adequately meet the standard of God. To achieve this, we must express our dependence on God. That is, we must pray and express our frustrations and fears to God. We must tell him how we feel, and how powerless we are in a situation. More importantly, we must ask God to send his Holy Spirit to possess us, empower us, and guide us to behave appropriately according to his commandments.

A believer who operates in the realm of the Holy Spirit through prayers and Bible study will receive God’s empowerment to prosper. The person will regain the strength to behave in a manner that glorifies God.

No doubt that Satan will tempt a Christian to act in the flesh and be less loving in a hostile environment, but the fellow can depend on the power of the Holy Spirit to adequately meet the standard of God.

Holy Spirit gives us the power to fully love God and our neighbors. The Bible states, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).

Every Christian needs the supernatural power of God (Holy Spirit) to overcome his or her limitations. The divine Spirit of God will energize us to live above sin if we can allow him to lead us! He (Holy Spirit) will empower us to love God as well as loving our fellow human beings – Even under a poisoned atmosphere! The more we rely on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, the more our strength will increase to fully conform to the standard of God.

Submit yourself to God. Read his word (The Bible); pray, and rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to fully conform to his standard.

Christians must rely on Holy Spirit in all situations. The more we rely on the power of the Holy Spirit, the more our strength will increase to fully conform to the standard of God.

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Please Pray for Strength to Love God and Faithfully Serve Him!

Dear God, please baptize me with the Holy Spirit to exercise genuine love for you and other people. Empower me to live an acceptable life before you so that I can qualify for your benefits on earth and in heaven. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen!  Click here to subscribe and read the new post from the author.

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What Is Salvation – TM004

Salvation: The Most Important Asset for Humanity

The word salvation came from “save” or “escape.” Salvation was made to provide a permanent solution to humanity’s problem. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still…

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Salvation: The Most Important Asset for Humanity

The word salvation came from “save” or “escape.” Salvation was made to provide a permanent solution to humanity’s problem. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still…

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Persistent Faith and Action Lead to Success

Faith-in-action is the best means of obtaining God’s benefits. People who have expressed their faith in God ought not to limit their efforts into serving God only, they ought to also aspire to receive some significant benefits from the Lord as well. Christians ought to make their faith applicable to their personal situations to experience God’s miracles.

Children of God must take practical steps into bringing their expected miracles into reality. To better understand this fact, let’s use the situations of a Greek woman notable as a Syrophoenician woman in the Bible as a case study. The woman took the bull by its horn to achieve her expected victory.

The Syrophoenician woman had a daughter who was tormented by the evil spirits; she brought her situation to Jesus, and the Messiah turned down her request. However, she refused to be discouraged. She was persistent with her request until Jesus healed her daughter.

The result of the Syrophoenician effort paid off, but the process of obtaining her expected help from Jesus was not so easy. Anyone could have easily given up when the Master refused to honor his or her request, but Syrophoenician woman was different.

Jesus said “No” to the Syrophoenician woman, but she insisted that he must say “Yes.” The Syrophoenician pestered Jesus with her persistent request until Jesus reversed his decision and said “Yes” also.

Perhaps I can imagine what someone would be thinking right now. Maybe you are questioning yourself, “how come Jesus- the good Master rejected the poor woman’s request to heal her daughter?” Well, of course, Jesus was indeed a caring Son of God – A great deliverer and a perfect healer for that matter! Jesus turned down the request of the Syrophoenician woman to test her faith. Christ wanted the woman to prove her faith as a true believer. The woman passed the test!

The Syrophoenician woman proved her worth as a true believer in Jesus Christ. Her persistence proved that she knew what she believed. She was confident that Jesus had the capacity to solve her problem, so she refused to turn somewhere else. The behavior of the Syrophoenician woman could be perceived as if she won’t let Jesus proceed on his journey until he had done something concerning the spiritual health of her daughter.

Someone could literarily hear the Syrophoenician woman saying, “Master I won’t let you move an inch until you have delivered my daughter.”

The persistent attitude of the Syrophoenician woman changed the dynamics of her daughter’s situation. Jesus responded with a positive affirmation and delivered the woman’s daughter from the power of darkness.

History credited the Syrophoenician woman for her steadfast faith. Read the brief Bible’s account of the Syrophoenician lady and Jesus Christ:

“From there He arose and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered a house and wanted no one to know it, but He could not be hidden. For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter. But Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she answered and said to Him, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.” Then He said to her, “For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.” And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed. (Mark 7:24-30 NKJV).

Persistent faith will bring you benefits!

Learn some Important Lessons of Faith from the Syrophoenician Woman

  1. Syrophoenician woman heard about Jesus’ unbeatable power to do all things and believed.
  2. She did not keep her faith to herself but she walked up to Jesus to ask for his help.
  3. Syrophoenician woman was a humble person who would not take any offense from Jesus’ rejection of her request. (The woman’s attitude did not change towards Jesus even though he turned down her request).
  4. Syrophoenician woman was persistent with her request that Jesus must heal her daughter even when it appeared that her effort was fruitless.
  5. Syrophoenician lady understood her right as a true believer in Jesus Christ deserving his undeniable miracles.

Any Christian who shares the attributes of the Syrophoenician woman listed above will receive an undeniable miracle from God. Trust God and wait for his salvation.

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Clear Facts about Faith, Action, and Benefits

  • The God of the Bible is still alive to benefit whoever will reserve an absolute trust in him.

 

  • Christians ought to maximally explore their opportunities in God. Believers must believe in the power of Jesus Christ as the main solution to their problems. In fact, any devoted Christian ought to understand that nothing goes beyond the reach of the power of Jesus Christ.

 

  • Christians must not pocket the faith they have in Jesus Christ. They must act on their faith to turn every necessary table to their advantage. Every Christian ought to be able to make an affirmative statement that he or she has the entitlement to have victory in any situation that confronts him or her.
  • Bible has stated it clearly that Jesus Christ has the power to control all situations. It is written, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV).

 

  • Christians must profess their faith in God’s power to meet their needs. They must demonstrate the courage to profess their expectations over their situations.
  • If a Christian could not consider himself or herself as the bonafide child of God deserving his miracles who else would do? Every child of God has undeniable right to receiving God’s miracles which are not limited to healing, deliverance, peace, and prosperity. You ask why? Jesus Christ-the Son God has purchased Christians (the believers) with his precious blood. In other words, Christians are the blood-relative of God; they deserve to receive his unfiltered benefits.

Christ adopted Christians to his royal bloodline to automatically qualify for God’s unfiltered benefits.

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  • Christians must not be arrogant with their faith but be submissive. Believers must make their petitions to God with full respect to receive their expected miracles.
  • The fact that Christians have the entitlement to receive God’s benefits does not mean they should approach him with arrogance.

God only gives resources out of his generosity. He can choose to pocket his resources if someone does not approach him with respect.

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  • God is the Giver; you are the receivers, therefore you have to put up some nice attitude in the presence of God to befit his blessings! Remember, God can give anything at will and he can take it away at will. So, stay humble before God as you present your petitions to him.

 

  • A delay is not a denial. Christians must consistently pray until their prayers are answered. No believer should mistake his or her persistent prayers as “vain repetitions.”

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  • Persistent Prayers show your dependence on God. It proves that you trust that God has the power to solve your problems – Meaning the more a Christian prays (in the name of Jesus Christ), the more his faith will arouse, and the likelihood of him receiving the expected answer sooner. Christ said, “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:24).

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How Can A Christian Put His of Her Faith To Action?

Learn from the Syrophoenician woman in the Bible:

  • She had a need; she walked up to Jesus, and she made a persistent request about her need until Jesus favored her.
  • Syrophoenician woman refused to be discouraged when Jesus turned down her request.
  • Syrophoenician woman persisted until Jesus responded with a solution.
  • Syrophoenician woman walked back home with her problem solved. (Jesus took care of it.)

As a Christian, you must take a pragmatic approach to addressing your problem.

Pray to God and act!

  • Understand that you are a child of God deserving to receive his benefits.
  • Walk up to Jesus in prayers.
  • Do not give up on your efforts even when it appears things are not working.
  • Prepare your mind as people may turn you down- Don’t let rejection destroy your morale.
  • Understand that you occupy a special place in God’s mind; he will never ignore you.
  • God will create a situation that will turn to your benefits; he will send the necessary helper as you make your efforts.
  • Be confident in God and know:
    • Your God cannot be restricted and he cannot be defeated.
    • Your God whom you serve and trust will not leave you comfortless.
    • Your God will respond to your needs and make your face shine.

In recap to the teachings on faith and action, Christians must venture to take the full benefits of their faith in God. They must venture to complement their faith with the necessary action that will generate the expected result.

A Christian must not only pray for a miracle without taking any proper step that will complement his or her faith.

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Pray For God’s Strength To Put Your Faith Into Practice

Pray in faith and expect a solution.

Dear God I know that you have the power to do all things. You are God that answers prayers, and there is nothing too difficult for you to do. I am asking that you give me the strength to reserve an absolute trust in you.

Please give me the power to be proactive with my faith by taking every necessary step that will propel me to victory. Also, help me to exercise faith as I pray so that my joy can be full. Give me the ability to confess the promises of the scriptures into my situations. Let my faith declaration result to my healing, deliverance, prosperity, and other benefits. Please fill my mouth with the testimony of your goodness. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen. If you like what you’re reading, subscribe here

 

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Success Express Lane – Book

Everyone wants to taste success and happiness in life but, how many of us are willing to pay the price that it takes? In order to achieve success in life, one needs to go through a few difficult paths, and that’s when the virtue of diligence is tested. Along with that – the blessings of God is also very important!

If you love God and want his blessings, you will need to be diligent in your earthly businesses, and this is the sure way to live the life that you desire. But, staying motivated for hard work isn’t easy. This is where you will find this book (Success Express Lane) by James Taiwo extremely helpful.

SUCCESS EXPRESS LANE (still to be published) is the book that does not just demonstrates the way to succeed; it also keeps you motivated for the hard work as there is “no food for the lazy.”

Every community can possibly be categorized into two sections: Those who are religious and those who are not. That is, the believers in God and the non-believers. And of course, each community also has the hard workers and the lazy types! Yes, those two categories of people are reflected in every society.

It’s good to live with the fact that Christians still have the obligation to be hard working people on the earth to be successful. There are some Christians who are bound to live poor on the earth by the virtue of their choices. Unfortunately, this description somehow depicts the bad side of the community – based on the poor choices that the individuals make. So, the book Success Express Lane by James Taiwo portrays some strong examples of hard work that are really motivating.

One needs to understand the importance and significance of motivation that James Taiwo has described in a very effective manner in his book. The author has also enlightened the fact that laziness can lead anyone to have poor future, but such behavior can be turned around. In addition to that, the author has also explained on his blog site that Christians need to complement their aspirations to faithfully serve with the practices of hard work to achieve earthly success.

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You Can Achieve Your Expected Breakthrough!

The secret of success is hard work; we all know that but, it’s the typical human psychology that wants to remain in the Comfort Zone. This actually restricts people to indulge in laziness. But, in this book (Success Express Lane), the author explained with various practical (live) examples and from those familiar examples from the Bible that hard works pay off. The principle of hard work allows someone to achieve plentiful benefits from God.

The practical examples and the realistic solutions recommended in the book “Success Express Lane” are inspiring, and they can motivate people to achieve the success they so desired.

The book has this message explained clearly: “Those who want to have success and those who want to obtain God’s favor must be serious about their work…” In short, Success Express Lane is full of wisdom explained in a simple and understandable manner. The author also uses valuable Bible insights that will impress the readers for sure!

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SON COME BACK TO LIFE – TM003

You are Destined to Succeed
Every child of God must take a stand to enjoy the rightful position that God has destined for his or her life. God has the power to restore losses and make all things become beautiful. In fact, the Bible attested that…

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You are Destined to Succeed
Every child of God must take a stand to enjoy the rightful position that God has destined for his or her life. God has the power to restore losses and make all things become beautiful. In fact, the Bible attested that…

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God Will Bless His Diligent Children

People who love God must also be diligent in their earthly businesses. Children of God must be diligent in their works to receive God’s blessings. Of course, Christians must prioritize the desire to faithfully serve God and remain heavenly bound; however, Christians still have an obligation to be hard working people on earth.

Children of God must diligently handle their earthly businesses and be prosperous to send a positive signal to the unbelievers that God loves and cares for his own.

Any Christian who is lazy in his or her business portrays a bad example for the society. A lazy Christian will be poor on earth. Period!

Take it or leave it, Christians’ aspiration to faithfully serve God must be complemented with hard work to achieve earthly success. A serious Christian will not misinterpret Jesus’s word that states,

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33 KJV).

Any Christian who focuses on the first part of Jesus’s statement but ignores the added clause “All these things shall be added unto you” has signed up to live in abject poverty for the rest of his life on earth! (He may be rich in heaven, but he will be poor on earth.)

For a Christian to have “All these things” added to his (or her) life, he must be a diligent person!

Any believer who aspires to have earthly success must embrace hard work. He has to be someone that is not slothful in his business.

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Bible Supports Diligence

No food for the lazy says the Bible!

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Bible, which is the word of God, promotes the principle of hard work and encourages God’s children to cultivate the habit. Bible emphasized that the Almighty God will be proud of his children who actively pursue godly success exploits.

Bible emphasized that Christians’ diligent services which ought to majorly centralize on appeasing God must also be inclusive of dedicated activities that targets achieving earthly prosperity.

King Solomon, in the Bible, promoted the principle of diligence and wrote,

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!” (Proverbs 6:6 NIV).

Perhaps, King Solomon perceived his message on the subject of diligence was not resonating enough! The wise king further intensified his teaching with a clearer illustration. Solomon challenged anyone interested to learn the principle of hard work from the smallest creatures on earth. He stated,

“There are four things which are little on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise: The ants are a people not strong, Yet they prepare their food in the summer; The rock badgers are a feeble folk, Yet they make their homes in the crags; The locusts have no king, Yet they all advance in ranks; The spider skillfully grasps with its hands, And it is in kings’ palaces” (Proverbs 30:24-28 NKJV).

Diligent Christians in Trades, Businesses, and Other Professions Have Good Luck with God

Diligence is the key to obtaining God’s favor! Believers in Jesus Christ who take their work seriously will prosper on earth! Christians are not only asked to be good stewards of Jesus Christ in morality (and in heavenly consciousness), but believers must also allow their goodly stewardship to reflect in their earthly businesses.

Hard working Christians will attract the blessings of God. Jehovah will complement their efforts with an alarming success.

Get it loud and clear: God loves hard working people!

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Jehovah will bless his children who diligently engage their tasks. He will not award his groundbreaking benefits to people who are slothful in their businesses!

A serious Christian must not regard the call to be diligent in his work burdensome. Any child of God who realizes that he (or she) lacks motivation for success through hard work must pray to receive God’s help. God still respond to the outcry of his children. He will answer the prayers of his people and help them measure up to their success expectations.

God will answer the prayers of his children that aspire to improve their status through hard work.

prayerPrayer, Principle, and Practice will Amount to Success

Any Christian who thinks he or she cannot measure up to hard-work standard should pray to receive God’s help. Also, a success aspired person must have a self-made principle that will motivate him or her to measure up to the expectation.

It is important that an individual who desires hard work must engage in task implementation (practical exercise) to train his mind. Slowly but surely, the process will add up to become a success exploration.

Get the fact straight: No food for the lazy, says the Bible!

Each believer has an obligation to be a true steward of Jesus Christ through hard-work. Paul emphasized that whoever is found lazy must not eat! (2 Thessalonians 3:10)

Pray For God’s Help To Be a Diligent (Hardworking Person)

Don’t hesitate to pray for God’s help to be a diligent person!

You may pray as follows:

Dear God, I desire to be a hard working person; please help me! I believe in your word that states, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Therefore, I ask that you give me the strength to be a focused and hardworking person who will prosper on earth! Please inspire and empower me by the Holy Spirit to be someone that you can be proud of his (or her) achievement through hard work! Please bless my works as I make efforts to be a successful person on earth. Bless me and turn my life to become an embodiment of testimony to your Holy Name! For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

Your insightful diligent bible verses:

Proverbs 6:6 ;Proverbs 30:24-28; 2 Thessalonians 3:10; 3 John 1:2. Luke 14:28

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New Year Resolution – TM002

Make the Year 2018 your year of progress!

Why do people fail to achieve their New Year resolutions?
People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan!”

Luke 14:28 – “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate…

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New Year Resolution – TM002 – Trumpet Media Podcast with James Taiwo


Make the Year 2018 your year of progress!

Why do people fail to achieve their New Year resolutions?
People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan!”

Luke 14:28 – “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate…

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Hossana is a song of celebration of King Jesus. Praise to Jesus Christ for what he came to earth to accomplish for humanity! Through Jesus Christ, we now have the free gift of salvation, victory in all…

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