JOURNEY!

“I know what it is to be poor or to have plenty, and I have lived under all kinds of conditions. I know what it means to be full or to be hungry, to have too much or too little. Christ gives me the strength to face anything.” Phil. 4: 12-13 CEV
 
God never promised a bump-free route to success just as no city/nation that is built in a day, not even Rome! Instead, He promised to be with us and strengthen us all the way through. Those valleys and mountains are not meant to ditch or break us but, to make us of a sterner stuff. The crooked and rough hedges are meant to smoothed and polish us. Isa. 40: 1-3
Though Joseph was pampered by Jacob his father and hated by his brethren who sold him into slavery. But, God used all including jail to refine and process him for his glorious dream to come to reality! From pain to gain, from test to testimony and from prison, he became the Prime Minister in a foreign land. Gen, 41: 40-44 “We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose.” Rom. 8: 28 CEV. Blessings. ❤14344745_1196663833722231_5128441237484644103_n.jpg
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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Happy father’s day to all fathers indeed. And to kingdom fathers, and those who stand as father figure to others, blessings!

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FAMILY!

THE FAMILY
 
Instructions for Christian household.
 
PATTERN of a CHRISTIAN HOME. Col 3 : 18 – 22.
 
1) HEAD – CHRIST.
 
2) Then FATHER. – head of family. Not a title but a task.
– He is to first submit to God. Eph 5 : 21. Both should submit to Christ.
– He must love his wife and children.
– Care and provide for the family. 1 Tim 5 : 8.
 
3) MOTHER – submit,
– love her family. Titus 2 : 4 -5.
– Support their husbands. Gen 2 : 18 – 24.
– Cater for your family.
 
4) CHILDREN
– Obedience. Eph 6 : 1 – 3. ( parents, teachers, Elders )
– Honor.
– Submit to them.
 
5) SERVANTS
Obey
Honor
Serve with diligence.
 
Run away from every appearance of evil.
 
Life of a servant of God. Tim 3 : 1 – 7., 9-12.
 
– Don’t pick just anyone for leadership.
 
– Leadership in the church is to model Christ. (God’s testimony concerning Abraham. Gen 18 :19 ).
 
Be a good and living example of the believer 1 Tim 4 : 12. 1 Tim. 3:5. Beloved, have a great week. ❤Family.jpg
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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN LIFE & MINISTRY

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN LIFE & MINISTRY
                     Dr. Wole Gbogboade
 
Text: Ezra 1: 5-11
The issue of financial accountability is so vital in Ministry from the Bible days. Today, it has become a big issue in the body of Christ because many ministers and Ministries are facing serious challenge in this area of Ministry. Yet, finance is as necessary for the work just as the ministry itself which is tempting some ministers to focus more on finance at the expense of souls that should be the main factor in Ministry.
1- First, they gave themselves first to the Lord and for His work in building the temple. Ezra 1: 2-3
2- In the building of the temple in Jerusalem, the heads of the tribes of Israel gave articles of gold, silver, goods, livestock, valuable gifts and freewill offerings.
3- All their neighbours also assisted them with gold, silver, goods and livestock with valuable gifts.
4- King Cyrus also returned all the articles of the Lord’s House that Nebuchadnezzar took from the temple in Jerusalem.
5- They took inventory of all the funds and materials people gave for the work of the Lord’s temple. Ezra 1: 9-11; 2: 69. More provision came along the way and full account was given especially those given by the returnees from exile. The Governor also gave as well as heads of families. Ezra 7: 70-72
HOW THEY RAISED THE OFFERING
1- Willing heart Ezra 1: 5
2- Give self. Ezra 1: 2-3; 2 Cor. 8: 5; 9: 7
3- Give according to ability Ezra 2: 69 (NIV)
4- Give freewill Ezra 1: 5; 2: 68
5- Bountifully with joy service. Ezra 3: 10-11; 2 Chro. 29: 9, 17-18; 2 Cor. 9: 12
6- No intimidation or compulsion, no deception, no cajoling nor trickery, no lying. Nobody was forced to give whether home or abroad. 2 Tim. 3: 12-13; Exo. 25: 2; 36: 6-7.                                                                                         On the part of the people, there was no reluctance. 2 Cor. 9: 7
Financial Management
1-    Ezra raised qualified people with expertise to work on the temple and paid them.Ezra 3: 7; 6: 8
2-    He gave proper account of money and resources both human and materials. Ezra 8: 24-35.
a-     He chose honest people to handle treasures for God’s house
b-    God fearing people
c-     They all fast and prayed
d-    They relied on God
e-     They kept the gold, silver etc save
f-      They gave account
g-     They delivered all safely
h-    They never tampered with it  
3-    He lived by faith. He did not put his hope in the ministry resources. Instead, Ezra lived a life of faith in God. Ezra Gal. 3: 11
Lack of Financial Probity:
Remember, the Eli and his children died tragic death and the ministry gave birth to ichabod because of mismanagement of the Church offering. 1 Sam. 4: 21-22. Also, his failure in managing God’s offering made Him to change His promise. 1 Sam. 2: 30
Blessings of good financial stewardship:
1-    Increase in finances. Luke 16: 11.
2-    Promotion Pro. 22: 29. Matt. 25: 21, 23
Lesson to learn Rom. 14: 12
1-    Separate your money from that of Ministry money
2-    Don’t steal God’s offering. Once you or the people give, it belongs to God. 1 Sam. 2: 17, 29
3-    Don’t pledge and fail to give all. Acts 5: 1-2
4-    Give sound/good offering. Mal. 1: 7-8, 14. Deut. 23: 18
5-    Choose competent and honest people to be in charge of the treasury
6-    Two or more should count money, not only one person to avoid mistake and temptation
7-    Those in the treasury should not necessarily be signatories
8-    There should be adequate security in the treasury to prevent crime and to protect members from undue exposure to attack
9-    All monies should be banked
10-                       Whatever money is raised for is what it should be used. DON’T USE MONEY MEANT FOR MISSION TO PAY RENT etc. By using money for what is raised, you will develop integrity among your members. Also, they will be willing to support any other project you mention to them in future.
11-                       Make ledgers for different offerings:
a-    Church Tithe & Offering Lev 27: 28-29. Deut. 14: 28:29
b-    Tithe of tithe 10% Num. 18: 26
c-     10% of the offering for saving
d-    Benevolence  Acts 11: 29
e-     Mission etc  1 Cor. 16: 2
12-                       Nobody should be allowed to keep Church money at home because of risk and temptation
13-Money should be judiciously spent to avoid waste. Purchase of stuff for Ministry use should not be vested on only one person. There should be witness.
 14-Receipts should be obtained for record purpose and for accountability.
15- For capital project, quotation should be obtained from many like 2, 3 or more people from different sources before committing fund yourself and before any payment is made. By maintaining prudence in Ministry, you will manage resources well for optimum advantage.
16- Avoid building with debt as much as possible to avoid unnecessary stress especially when you have no visible means to pay back.
17- Don’t do anything illegal because it may backfire on you and the Ministry. Ezra got necessary government/royal backing with   legal documents before embarking on the project. The enemy tried but, they overcame because of the legitimacy of the work. Ezra 7: 12-26.
18- In addition to the life of faith that Ezra lived among the people, he was committed to prayer; to study the word, live and teach. Ezra 7:10. Acts 6:4
Ref. 2 Kings 12:14-15; 2 Kings 22:3-7; Matt. 25:14-30; Acts 4:36; Acts 5: 1-1
 
 
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PO Box 7572, Ikeja (100001), Lagos. Nigeria.
Tel: +234- 8033250375,
Feel free to forward this monthly teaching to other Believers. Be a blessing as you are blessed.
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SUBMISSION!

PTL! “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” Matt. 11: 28-30.
1- When you surrender your life to Jesus, He will give you rest (Salvation+healing+ deliverance+miracles). Ps. 103: 1-5, Heb. 6:9
2- Then you need to take up His yoke and learn of Him. (Carry your cross, follow and be His disciple), then your soul finds rest. Luke 9: 23, Matt. 6:33
3-We do not stop at giving Him our burden; we need to give Him our heart/spirit, soul and body for total rest. Total submission to Jesus is total victory for life. Gal. 2: 20, John 15: 7-8, 16
Have a great week brethren. ❤

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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN LIFE & MINISTRY

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN LIFE & MINISTRY
                     Dr. Wole Gbogboade
 
Text: Ezra 1: 5-11
The issue of financial accountability is so vital in Ministry from the Bible days. Today, it has become a big issue in the body of Christ because many ministers and Ministries are facing serious challenge in this area of Ministry. Yet, finance is as necessary for the work just as the ministry itself which is tempting some ministers to focus more on finance at the expense of souls that should be the main factor in Ministry.
1- First, they gave themselves first to the Lord and for His work in building the temple. Ezra 1: 2-3
2- In the building of the temple in Jerusalem, the heads of the tribes of Israel gave articles of gold, silver, goods, livestock, valuable gifts and freewill offerings.
3- All their neighbours also assisted them with gold, silver, goods and livestock with valuable gifts.
4- King Cyrus also returned all the articles of the Lord’s House that Nebuchadnezzar took from the temple in Jerusalem.
5- They took inventory of all the funds and materials people gave for the work of the Lord’s temple. Ezra 1: 9-11; 2: 69. More provision came along the way and full account was given especially those given by the returnees from exile. The Governor also gave as well as heads of families. Ezra 7: 70-72
HOW THEY RAISED THE OFFERING
1- Willing heart Ezra 1: 5
2- Give self. Ezra 1: 2-3; 2 Cor. 8: 5; 9: 7
3- Give according to ability Ezra 2: 69 (NIV)
4- Give freewill Ezra 1: 5; 2: 68
5- Bountifully with joy service. Ezra 3: 10-11; 2 Chro. 29: 9, 17-18; 2 Cor. 9: 12
6- No intimidation or compulsion, no deception, no cajoling nor trickery, no lying. Nobody was forced to give whether home or abroad. 2 Tim. 3: 12-13; Exo. 25: 2; 36: 6-7.                                                                                         On the part of the people, there was no reluctance. 2 Cor. 9: 7
Financial Management
1-    Ezra raised qualified people with expertise to work on the temple and paid them.Ezra 3: 7; 6: 8
2-    He gave proper account of money and resources both human and materials. Ezra 8: 24-35.
a-     He chose honest people to handle treasures for God’s house
b-    God fearing people
c-     They all fast and prayed
d-    They relied on God
e-     They kept the gold, silver etc save
f-      They gave account
g-     They delivered all safely
h-    They never tampered with it  
3-    He lived by faith. He did not put his hope in the ministry resources. Instead, Ezra lived a life of faith in God. Ezra Gal. 3: 11
Lack of Financial Probity:
Remember, the Eli and his children died tragic death and the ministry gave birth to ichabod because of mismanagement of the Church offering. 1 Sam. 4: 21-22. Also, his failure in managing God’s offering made Him to change His promise. 1 Sam. 2: 30
Blessings of good financial stewardship:
1-    Increase in finances. Luke 16: 11.
2-    Promotion Pro. 22: 29. Matt. 25: 21, 23
Lesson to learn Rom. 14: 12
1-    Separate your money from that of Ministry money
2-    Don’t steal God’s offering. Once you or the people give, it belongs to God. 1 Sam. 2: 17, 29
3-    Don’t pledge and fail to give all. Acts 5: 1-2
4-    Give sound/good offering. Mal. 1: 7-8, 14. Deut. 23: 18
5-    Choose competent and honest people to be in charge of the treasury
6-    Two or more should count money, not only one person to avoid mistake and temptation
7-    Those in the treasury should not necessarily be signatories
8-    There should be adequate security in the treasury to prevent crime and to protect members from undue exposure to attack
9-    All monies should be banked
10-                       Whatever money is raised for is what it should be used. DON’T USE MONEY MEANT FOR MISSION TO PAY RENT etc. By using money for what is raised, you will develop integrity among your members. Also, they will be willing to support any other project you mention to them in future.
11-                       Make ledgers for different offerings:
a-    Church Tithe & Offering Lev 27: 28-29. Deut. 14: 28:29
b-    Tithe of tithe 10% Num. 18: 26
c-     10% of the offering for saving
d-    Benevolence  Acts 11: 29
e-     Mission etc  1 Cor. 16: 2
12-                       Nobody should be allowed to keep Church money at home because of risk and temptation
13-Money should be judiciously spent to avoid waste. Purchase of stuff for Ministry use should not be vested on only one person. There should be witness.
 14-Receipts should be obtained for record purpose and for accountability.
15- For capital project, quotation should be obtained from many like 2, 3 or more people from different sources before committing fund yourself and before any payment is made. By maintaining prudence in Ministry, you will manage resources well for optimum advantage.
16- Avoid building with debt as much as possible to avoid unnecessary stress especially when you have no visible means to pay back.
17- Don’t do anything illegal because it may backfire on you and the Ministry. Ezra got necessary government/royal backing with   legal documents before embarking on the project. The enemy tried but, they overcame because of the legitimacy of the work. Ezra 7: 12-26.
18- In addition to the life of faith that Ezra lived among the people, he was committed to prayer; to study the word, live and teach. Ezra 7:10. Acts 6:4
Ref. 2Kings 12:14-15; 2Kings 22:3-7; Matt. 25:14-30; Acts 4:36; Acts 5: 1-1
 
 
Word of Salvation Publication
PO Box 7572, Ikeja (100001), Lagos. Nigeria.
Tel: +234- 8033250375,
Feel free to forward this monthly teaching to other Believers. Be a blessing as you are blessed.
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FOCUS!

No one will say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ because the Kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17: 21 GNB

In Genesis of the OT. God planted Garden of Eden and put man there. God used to come in the cool of the day to fellowship with man. But, in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John of the NT. God planted a New Kingdom in man and woman as He had promised. Jer. 30: 31. Luke 12:31-34. John 14: 8-10

“But as for you, Christ has poured out his Spirit on you. As long as his Spirit remains in you, you do not need anyone to teach you. For his Spirit teaches you about everything, and what he teaches is true, not false. Obey the Spirit’s teaching, then, and remain in union with Christ.” 1 John 2: 27 GNB May we continue to focus on Christ The Solid Rock to manifest His nature & character fully and not be distracted by the noise in the world system. Amen. 16665360_670893639761919_4264937421032335360_o.jpg

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