40 DAYS DRAMA MINISTERS FASTING & PRAYER

1. Jan, 2015

DAILY INSPIRATTIONAL EXPOSITION - EVANG. MIKE BAMILOYE -- DAY 1

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"40 DAYS PRAYER AND FASTING - DAY 1 "WAITING FOR HIS COMMAND"

Matthew 14:25-29 NKJV
[25] Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
[26] And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear.
[27] But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid."
[28] And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."
[29] So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
Welcome to THE YEAR OF GREAT THINGS!!! The year the Lord has blessed and anointed for many of His obedient and faithful servants to accomplish Great Things. The Lord God Almighty had called this beautiful year: "A Year of Great Things".
I was at the Cross-Over Service at Redemption Camp, and the servant of God, Daddy E.A.Adeboye said, the Lord had called this year: Year of Testimonies.
Year of Harvest for his children who were faithful and obedient to His instructions in 2014. Wonderful. It all mean the same thing. This year shall be full of Great things for His children who would enter into covenant with Him. To us in Drama Ministry, we are looking forward to seeing all the Great Things the Lord had reserved for us this year. However, the Lord made us see some secrets in the passage above. It is was a great thing for Jesus Christ to walk upon the sea. But it was definitely a greater thing for Peter to walk on the sea. Jesus made Peter to do an incredible thing. A very Great Thing. But there was something that made it possible for him to do that awesome thing, even though he desired to do mighty exploit; he wanted to do what no man had ever done; he wanted to achieve a great feat and put to use his faith in the Master, yet, he said something very important that should guide us into doing mighty exploits in this Year of Great Things:
Matthew 14:28-29
[28]And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."
[29] So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. He waited for the Lord's instructions before stepping out of the boat. He told the Lord to command him to come and the not until the Lord ordered him to step on the sea, he did not do it. Because, it was the Lord who told him to come upon the sea, HE WALKED UPON THE SEA, and became the first and the only man in the Bible, apart from the Lord Jesus, who did that GREAT THING...Walking on the water! Now, when problem arose against him and he began to sink in the sea, Jesus who commanded him to come was standing by him to rescue him.
THAT IS ONE OF THE SECRET OF ACHIEVING GREAT THINGS in 2015: Whatever your dream may be; however great your aspirations in ministry, academics, or personal life may be, whatever you desire to accomplish in your ministry in 2015, WAIT FOR THE LORD'S COMMAND BEFORE YOU GO FOR IT...so that, if the devil brings up a storm against the dreams, visions, calling and aspiration, you can always call upon the Lord who commanded you to do it, in the first place. Instruction No 1 to achieving Great Things and entering into your Harvest in 2015 therefore, is, LEARN TO WAIT FOR HIS COMMAND.As you wait on Him to instruct you, in 2015, you shall achieve Great Feat. As you wait on Him to instruct you, in 2015, you shall accomplish Great Exploits. With His instructions, you will mount up with wings as Eagles. Obeying His Instructions will make you walk upon the waters and break down the Walls of Jericho on your way to your Canaan land. Welcome to The Year of Great Things. Happy New Year!!!
MIKE BAMILOYE

2. Jan, 2015

DAY 2

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 2
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"THE CIRCUMCISION OF THE HEART"

Joshua 5:1-3, 8-9, NKJV
[1] So it was, when all the kings of the Amorites who were on the west side of the Jordan, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before the children of Israel until we had crossed over, that their heart melted; and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the children of Israel.
[2] At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make flint knives for yourself, and circumcise the sons of Israel again the second time."
[3] So Joshua made flint knives for himself, and circumcised the sons of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
[8] So it was, when they had finished circumcising all the people, that they stayed in their places in the camp till they were healed.
[9] Then the LORD said to Joshua, "This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you." Therefore the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day.

When Israel came out of Egypt, and crossed over the Red Sea, they had been circumcised before they took their journey in the wilderness, because, they Lord would not accomplish much with them, unless the men were circumcised according to the Lord's instructions. In fact, no male stranger was permitted to eat the Passover with the Israelites unless he was first circumcised, then he may sit down with the people of God and eat. (Exodus 12: 44, 48)

However, it is amazing that, after the men have been circumcised and they took their journey in the wilderness, they still all died in the wilderness, despite seeing the wonders of the Lord in crossing the Red Sea and all those astonishing miracles of the Raining Manna, the gushing waters from the rock, the pillar of Cloud and the pillar of Fire. Their men were circumcised, they all beheld the wonders of God in the desert, they all ate the food of the angels when they ate the Manna, they all drank from the Rock, the spiritual rock, that was following them in the wilderness (1 Cor. 10:4), yet, they all misbehaved and fumbled before Him and were all crushed in the wilderness without getting to their final destination, the Canaan Land. Something was wrong.

Then, the Lord raised up their children in their stead, the children they born in their 40 years roaming and wandering in the wilderness. Those children grew up uncircumcised in the wilderness and they crossed over the Jordan River into the Canaan Land. Before they could begin to possess their possessions, the Lord gave the order to Joshua again:

(Verse 2.) At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make flint knives for yourself, and circumcise the sons of Israel again the second time."
That is the main point of discussion. They crossed-over the Jordan River with all their grumbling hearts and stubborn spirits. They crossed over with all their heart-loads of faithlessness and unthankfulness. The grace of God carried them through the wilderness, and across the Jordan River with those ungodly attitudes in their life, but, now, beyond the Jordan River, when it was time for possessing possessions and claiming inheritances in the land the Lord had promised their forefathers; God brought down His unbroken principles:

Genesis 17:10, 14 NKJV
[10] This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised;
[14] And the uncircumcised male child, who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant."

For Him to fulfill His covenant of giving the people the Canaan Land, they had to be brought to a round-table and have a seal of the Contract between them and God again...the CIRCUMCISION.

Joshua 5:8-9
[8] So it was, when they had finished circumcising all the people, that they stayed in their places in the camp till they were healed.

It was after the circumcision of the men, that the Lord now spoke to Joshua, this great assuring verdict:

[9] Then the LORD said to Joshua, "This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you." Therefore the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day.

Reproach of Egypt was gone in their life. The curses of the Egyptians were erased in their life. The stigma of the uncircumcised have been cleared off on them. God could now walk with them and possess the land for them. Now, Israel could now see greater wonders of God. NOW IT WAS SHOW TIME! It was time to begin to possess possessions. This was the land the Lord had promised their fore-fathers, which they could not inherit. Now they had fulfill the conditions for possessing the land...the CIRCUMCISION!

A wondrous thing then happened after the Circumcision. A great Wonder.

Joshua 5:13-15
[13] And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, "Are You for us or for our adversaries?"
[14] So He said, "No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come." And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, "What does my Lord say to His servant?"
[15] Then the Commander of the LORD's army said to Joshua, "Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy." And Joshua did so.

After the Circumcision of the males and the Covenant was refreshed: The Commander of the army of the LORD came from Heaven and appeared at the entrance of the Canaan Land and said: "I HAVE NOW COME!"

You have crossed over to this year of GREAT THINGS, which some servants of the Lord has called: Year of the Harvests, Year of Testimonies, Year of Praises, etc.
A Year of Miraculous Completions of Seemingly Impossible Projects. BUT DON'T BE TEMPTED TO THINK YOUR UNCIRCUMCISED HEART WILL BE OVERLOOKED.

Deuteronomy 10:16 NKJV
Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be stiff-necked no longer.

Deuteronomy 30:6 NKJV
And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.

THAT IS THE CIRCUMCISION THE LORD IS TALKING ABOUT....CIRCUMCISION OF THE HEART. You have crossed over to this Great Year that is full of a lot of GREAT THINGS, that is loaded with a lot of testimonies and bountiful Harvest for all those who have been faithful to Him with their possessions and their time; a year that is going to be glorious for all those who have sacrificed to the Kingdom of God with their time, money and resources.

Now, you too have crossed the River, to enter this year. Now, the Lord has said you must circumcise your heart before you can be a partaker of the BLESSINGS AND HARVESTS of this Great Year. That you eventually crossed over to this great year, does not guarantee you an access to the blessings and the Miracles in it, if your heart is not yet circumcised. YOU CAN NOT WALK WITH HIM and HE CAN NOT WORK WITH YOU, if the heart is still uncircumcised.

The foreskin covering your heart and making your heart to be hardened must be removed and cut off, so that your heart can be soft and tender to receive the Word of God and receive the Lord's directions. The foreskin of sins and unrighteousness that have enveloped your heart, must be removed and cut off. The foreskin of your heart must be removed so that the COMMANDER OF THE HOST OF HEAVEN CAN NOW COME and fight on your behalf...so that He can lead fighting while you merely follow gathering the spoils. THE BLESSINGS, THE MIRACLES, THE WONDERS AND THE HARVESTS OF THIS YEAR ARE ONLY FOR THOSE WHO WOULD CIRCUMCISE THEIR HEARTS.

All those stubbornness of the heart must go.
All those strong headedness of yours must go.
All those self-willfulness of yours must stop.
All those flagrant disobedience to the ways of God must cease.
All those deliberate acts of arrogance and pride of heart must end.
All those unfaithfulness and unbelief in the Ways of God must stop.
All those conscious compromise of faith at work and on campus should come to an end.
All those lukewarmness in the things of ministry and service of God should stop.
All those procrastination of God's commands and calling into ministry should end.

THE COMMANDER OF THE HOST OF THE LORD WILL NOW COME TO HELP YOU AFTER THE CIRCUMCISIONS OF THE HEART HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.

And how can you do this?
Where have you known that you have missed it? Come to the Lord, fall on your face before him like Joshua, and submit yourself before Him for forgiveness and repentance. Call upon Him for Mercy and confess all these errors and blunders that have crossed-over with you. HE WILL CLEANSE YOUR HEART AND MAKE IT NEW AGAIN, then:
YOU CAN NOW WALK WITH HIM and
HE CAN WORK WITH YOU.

It is well with you.
MIKE BAMILOYE.
You cannot continue to do whatever you like .

3. Jan, 2015

DAY 3

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 3
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"THE COMMANDER OF THE HOST OF HEAVEN"

Joshua 5:13-15 NKJV
[13] And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, "Are You for us or for our adversaries?"
[14] So He said, "No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come." And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, "What does my Lord say to His servant?"
[15] Then the Commander of the LORD's army said to Joshua, "Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy." And Joshua did so.

Joshua and the whole house of Israel had crossed over to Canaan Land. They were now on the plains of Jordan overlooking the mighty walls of Jericho, the first city they encountered in the land of Canaan. Now that the circumcision had been done. Now that the house of Israel was whole again to possess their possession in the new land the Lord had brought them; as Joshua looked forward in the direction of Jericho, he saw a mighty Man standing with a long sword in His hand. In fear, he approached Him and asked: "Are you for us or for our adversaries?" and the Man replied: "As Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come."

When Joshua heard this, he understood what it meant immediately, he feel on his face and worship the Commander of the LORD'S army. Then, he asked Him: "What command would you give me to obey?" The Man commanded him to off his sandal, and Joshua did so. THAT IS A GREAT SECRET OF MOVING ON THIS YEAR AND ENDING WELL AT THE END.

The land of Canaan was very vast. It was a very large land flowing with milk and honey, full of resources and great spoils. In fact, the moment the tribes of Israel crossed over through the Jordan River, they began to eat the produce of the land: they eat roasted grains and unleaven bread. The Lord had brought them to where there were abundant food, so the Manna ceased. They no longer had to eat regulated food. But, they needed to be guided through the land; they needed to be given strategic instructions in order to eat the good of the land.

The Commander had come to give them leadings and instructions; He had come to direct their ways till they take over the entire land. They would never be able to achieve any victory on their own, unless the Commander of Heaven had come to lead them. For example, how would they have known that the first city in Canaan land was to be entirely burnt up as an offering unto God? How would they have known that the gold, silver and bronze in the city were to be dedicated unto the Lord in His treasury? How would they have known how to penetrate through the mighty thick walls of Jericho unless the Commander had told them and given them all those strategic instructions.

They would have missed it right from the moment they crossed over...they would never have known how to push down the walls of Jericho. They would never have known that the entire city of Jericho was never meant to be plundered but divinely meant to be offered up to God in a massive burnt offering as their FIRST FRUIT in Canaan Land. Probably, they would have shared the gold, silver and bronze among themselves and brought curses upon themselves right from their entrance into Canaan Land.

How could they have known that they were to go round the walls once a day for seven days and encircle the walls seven times on the seventh day? Unless the Commander of the Host of Heaven had given them those strategic information, they would have failed woefully at the entrance of Canaan Land, even after they had crossed over.

Congratulation on your Crossing over into this Year of Great Things...Congratulation on your entering into the Year of Mighty Harvest...Welcome into the Year of Astonishing Testimonies...You have now crossed over the Jordan.

DO YOU KNOW THAT A PERSON CAN CROSS OVER TO THIS GREAT YEAR AND STILL LOSE OUT, WITHOUT KNOWING HOW TO GO ABOUT EATING THE GOOD OF THE LAND?
DO YOU KNOW THAT A PERSON CAN CROSS OVER TO THIS YEAR OF GREAT THINGS WITHOUT ACHIEVING ANY GREAT THINGS AT ALL?
DO YOU KNOW THAT A PERSON CAN BE IN THE FIELD OF HARVEST WITHOUT KNOWING HOW TO REAP THE HARVEST?

Achan crossed over into the Great Land of Harvest and Abundance, but still never ate the good of the land. He was stoned to death with his family, after disobeying the Strategic Instructions of the Commander of Heavenly Host. He stole bars of gold and some garment out of the city of Jericho and kept what was meant to be burnt as an offering unto God. He worked against the commandment of the Commander and never ate the good of the land.

As we crossed over to this year 2015: Year of Great Things...Year of Mighty Harvests, Standing before us with His long sword drawn, is our Master, our Lord, the Commander of the Host of Heaven. In 2015, to possess your possessions, to eat the good of the land, to have all the benefits of this great year, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS WHAT JOSHUA DID.

You must bow before the Commander and worshipped Him. You will have to submit yourself to all His Orders IN ORDER FOR YOU TO EAT THE GOOD OF THE LAND.
You will need to pledge an allegiance to the Commander of Heavenly Host who has the Map of the land of Canaan in HIs hand.
Second, you will need to ask Him the same pertinent question which Paul also asked on the way to Damascus: "What does my Lord say to His servant...What would You want me to do?"
THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO If you want to have all the blessings of this YEAR OF GREAT THINGS:

If you want to have all your Harvests in this Year of Harvests and Testimonies, then, you need to learn to submit to all the strategic Instructions of the Lord Jesus Christ this new year. Learn to ask Him for His Orders concerning any aspect of your life as you journey through this New Year of Canaan Land. AND WHATEVER HE ASKS YOU TO DO, YOU MUST DO, if you would enjoy all the goodness and benefits of this year.

Isaiah 1:19-20 NKJV
[19] If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;
[20] But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword";
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

This year has been declared to be a Great Year, a Year of Great Testimonies, a year of Mighty Harvest.
There is goodness and bountifulness for you in this year.
There is greatness and much Benefits for you in this year.
There is Abundance and much Favour for you in this year.
There is Miraculous completion of abandoned projects in this year.
There is Power of Excellence and Breakthrough for you this year;
There is Bountiful Harvest and Floodgate of Miracles for you in this year.

BUT YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL YOUR WILL AND BOW YOURSELF BEFORE THE COMMANDER OF THE HOST OF HEAVEN:
So that you can receive Strategic Instructions
So that you can receive Divine Directions,
So that you can perceive Locations of your Miracles and Wonders.

It is well with you.

MIKE BAMILOYE

You cannot continue to follow your own

4. Jan, 2015

DAY 4

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 4
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"THE PRINCIPLE OF THE FIRST-FRUITS"

Joshua 6:2, 17-19, 24 NKJV
[2] And the LORD said to Joshua: "See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor.
[17] Now the city shall be doomed by the LORD to destruction, it and all who are in it.....
[18] And you, by all means abstain from the accursed things, lest you become accursed when you take of the accursed things, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
[19] But all the silver and gold, and vessels of bronze and iron, are consecrated to the LORD; they shall come into the treasury of the LORD."
[24] But they burned the city and all that was in it with fire. Only the silver and gold, and the vessels of bronze and iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.

They had crossed over to Canaan Land, Halleluyah. They had met with the Commander of the Host of Heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ, who had come to them to instruct them on how to take over the land and be successful. Interestingly, Joshua had submitted himself to Him and bowed at His feet and asked from Him, whatever He wanted him to do, and the Commander had issued the first instruction to Him: "Off your sandal from your foot, because you stand on Holy Ground" that was the first order: IF YOU WOULD SEEK AUDIENCE WITH THE LORD, AND RECEIVE FROM HIM THE KEYS THAT OPEN UP ALL THE DOORS OF BLESSING AND WONDERS OF THIS YEAR OF GREAT THINGS AND BOUNTIFUL HARVEST, YOU WOULD NEED TO STAND BEFORE HIM IN ABSOLUTE HUMILITY OF HEART, so that you could be able to comprehend His strategic instructions.

And Joshua obeyed that first instruction. Your previous experiences and personal wisdom will not give you any access into the complex land of Canaan, only your submission to His Instructions and Commandment will give you the right Directions. So, Joshua obeyed the Commander, and off his sandal.

Next, we came across the Commander's next instructions in Chapter 6 of Joshua. Israel had come face to face with the first city of the Canaan Land, the City of Jericho, a mighty fortress, a great city with an extremely impenetrable wall of defense. That was the first city of Canaan land, a city sitting at the entrance of the land flowing with Milk and Honey. It was as if a whole city was standing at the gate of the Canaan Land, and no one could enter the land of Canaan without, first, breaking through the City. So, the Commander of the Host of Heaven, had come to give them instructions on how to break through the city. THEN, MOST IMPORTANTLY, THERE WAS AN IMPORTANT SECRET ABOUT THE CITY THAT THEY NEEDED TO KNOW.
THEY WOULD NEED TO BURN THE CITY UP.
THEY WOULD NEED TO RENDER EVERY HUMAN AND ANIMALS AND MATERIALS INSIDE THE CITY INTO FLAMES OF FIRE, WHOSE SMOKE MUST ASCEND INTO HEAVEN.
ONLY THE ARTICLES OF GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE AND IRON MUST BE SEPARATED AND BROUGHT INTO THE TREASURY OF THE LORD.
That was what they were to do to the city of Jericho, the first city they encountered in Canaan Land. They were not to take anything out of the city for themselves, so as not to bring a curse upon themselves. The city must be burnt off into ashes and the precious articles must be brought into the treasury of the Lord.
WHY? WHY? WHY???

This is another Great Secret for eating the blessings of this year. Another secret to gaining access into the Massive Harvest and Greatness and Testimonies of the new year. What did burning the whole city of Jericho and dedicating the precious articles unto the Lord stand for, for the whole people of Israel? Look at these verses:

Proverbs 3:9-10 NKJV
[9] Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the first fruits of all your increase;
[10] So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.

Exodus 22:29 NKJV
[29] "You shall not delay to offer the first of your ripe produce and your juices.
The firstborn of your sons you shall give to Me.

Exodus 23:16, 19 NKJV
[18] and the Feast of Harvest, the first fruits of your labors which you have sown in the field; and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labors from the field.
[19] The first of the first fruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the LORD your God...

It is interesting to me, that the principles of the Lord for entering into Season of Harvest was repeated for the children of Israel as they stood to enter into the bountiful Harvest land of Canaan. THE LORD DEMANDED FOR THE FIRST FRUITS OF THE LAND OF THEIR HARVEST.
They had laboured in the wilderness, and they were now about to enter into their Harvest field in the land flowing with Milk and Honey, so the Commander of the Host of Heaven, commanded them to dedicate all the precious articles (gold, silver, bronze and iron) to the treasury of the Lord and then, set the entire city on fire whose smoke would rise into heaven as Burnt Offering. That was a strategic burnt offering. A whole Burnt Offering. THE FIRST FRUIT of the field of Harvest. Their entire first profit in the land of Canaan.

Samuel was the FIRST FRUITS of Hannah. He gave to God Samuel and the Lord gave her a Harvest of five children (three males and two females):

1 Samuel 1:11 NKJV
Then she made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head."

That was the vow she made when she was in barrenness and had waited before the Lord for a fruit of the womb. Then, when the Lord gave her a son, Samuel, she handed him back to the Lord, to be His servant. She gave the Lord as the First-Fruit of her womb. Then, the Word of God came fulfilling in her life: her barn was filled with plenty:

1 Samuel 2:21 NKJV
And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile the child Samuel grew before the LORD.

And when God was about to renew the covenant He made with Abraham, He demanded from him the sacrifice of his only son, Isaac. That was his First Fruit, because it was the only son he had at that time, having sent Ishmael away at God's instruction:

Genesis 22:1-2, 12, 16-17 NKJV
[1] Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
[2] Then He said, "Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you."

When God saw that he laid his son on the altar and was about to kill him, He knew he had sacrificed him in his heart, He called unto him again:

[12] And He said, "Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me."

And by releasing that child unto the Lord as His First-Fruit, the Lord renewed His covenant with Abraham:

[16] and said: "By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son-
[17] blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.

In my ministry life, my wife and I have been commanded many times to give unto God our first fruits. On many occasions, these instructions had come to us whenever there was a great field of Harvest before us or whenever the Lord was about to open before us a great door of breakthrough. In our ministry, the Lord God had once demanded from us the first-fruits of landed properties, a costly car, a whole profit from movie sales, etc. On many occasions, First-Fruits gives God a chance to renew with someone, a covenant of blessing, provisions, enlargement and increase.

So, the Lord demanded from Israel, as they were about to enter their possessions in Canaan land, a complete burnt offering of a whole city as their first-fruits into the massive harvest of many more great cities. No wonder the Lord gave to them, cities of seven nations in Canaan Land.

YOU HAVE CROSSED OVER INTO THE YEAR OF GREAT THINGS.
YOU HAVE CROSSED OVER INTO THE YEAR OF HARVEST AND TESTIMONIES.
You have stepped into the Year of multiple blessings and miracles.

However, one of the KEYS THAT OPEN THE GATE OF CANAAN LAND, WAS THE COMPLETE BURNT OFFERING OF THE FIRST CITY OF POSSESSION.

You should give God the chance of renewing His covenant with you by getting ready to honor Him with a First-Fruit of your increase.
It could be a great seed into Mission fields.
It could be a great seed to your Pastor or a minister of God.
It could be major offering to your church's building projects.
It could be a huge sacrifice of entire profit of a sale or business into an evangelical program.
LET THE LORD SPEAK TO YOU.
LET THE COMMANDER OF THE HOST OF HEAVEN GIVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS OF THE ALTAR TO PLACE YOUR BURNT OFFERING AS YOUR FIRST-FRUIT.

One of the KEYS to opening up the windows of Heaven in this Great Year of Great Things and Massive Harvest is GIVING UNTO GOD YOUR FIRST- FRUITS so that your barn can be filled with plenty and your winepress bursting out with new wine.
THAT IS THE DIVINE STRATEGY.
Halleluyah!

You are blessed this year!

MIKE BAMILOYE

5. Jan, 2015

DAY 5

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 5
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"JOURNEYING WITH ACCURSED THINGS"

Joshua 7:1, 5, 10-13 NKJV
[1] But the children of Israel committed a trespass regarding the accursed things, for Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed things; so the anger of the LORD burned against the children of Israel.

[5] And the men of Ai struck down about thirty-six men, for they chased them from before the gate as far as Shebarim, and struck them down on the descent; therefore the hearts of the people melted and became like water.

[10] So the LORD said to Joshua: "Get up! Why do you lie thus on your face?
[11] Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff.
[12] Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they have become doomed to destruction. Neither will I be with you anymore, unless you destroy the accursed from among you.

The Lord had made a covenant with Abraham to bless him and make him a blessing to the nations. The Lord had promised to make his seed as the stars of the sky in multitude. He was under a strong covenant with God. (Genesis 12:2)

Abraham had departed from his father's house at God's instructions and had gone with his wife, Sarai and Lot, his brother's son. Then, there was trouble and conflict in Abraham's camp. There were incessant quarrelling between Lot's servants and Abraham's servants. There was an hindrance to Abraham's movement. Until in Chapter 13, when Abraham had to take on boldness and push family sentiment aside and said to Lot:
Genesis 13:9 NKJV
"Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left."

Then, Lot lifted up his eyes and saw the grassy land and the seemingly fertile land of Sodom and Gomorrah and jumped at it. He acted smart and left Abraham alone to take the seemingly dry and famished land. He gathered all his flocks and servants, and departed from Abraham. Then, the Bible says:

Genesis 13:14-17 NKJV
[14] And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: "Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are-northward, southward, eastward, and westward; [15] for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.
[16] And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.
[17] Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you."

It was after Lot had separated from Abraham that the Lord now came again to renew His promise with him. It was as if the spiritual atmosphere was not conducive for God to bless Abraham further; it was as if the presence of Lot had placed a limit on the blessing of Abraham; it was as if association of Abraham with Lot had limited him and made God who instructed him to leave his father's house, had hidden His face from him. Then, when Lot departed from Abraham, God came again with His promises and even greater promises. God said to him what He never said before: He would make his descendants as dust of the earth, so that they would never be able to be numbered. That was Covenant of Multiplication after Lot had separated.

In the case of the Israelites, they had crossed over into Canaan Land and the Lord had warned them to be circumcised in their heart spiritually, before they could move further into the land. The Commander of the Host of Heaven had given them all a pertinent instruction, He had told them never to take anything out of the city of Jericho, and that, everything should be devoted to burnt offering unto God.

Then, they entered the city and set the city on fire as instructed. They got their first victory in Canaan land. As they proceeded to attack the second city, the City of Ai, they were beaten down and lost 36 soldiers. They were chased away from the city as bees would chase their attackers. There were lamentations and regrets in the camp of Israel. They were ashamed of themselves, then, Joshua demanded to know why they were defeated before their enemies: God spoke immediately,

[11] Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff.
[12] Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they have become doomed to destruction. Neither will I be with you anymore, unless you destroy the accursed from among you.

They had broken the Lord's order. They had stolen from the things in Jericho City, and the Lord said:
* They would never be able to stand before their enemies again unless the accursed things were remove.
* He would never be with them anymore or lead them in any battle unless the accursed person who stole the prohibited materials was removed from amidst them.

That was very similar to the case of Abraham. Nothing worked for Abraham any more until Lot was separated from him.

You have crossed over to this beautiful Great Year of Great Things, yet, if there are accursed things in your life that you ought to have circumcised off, it will still be difficult to make a success out of the goodness of this year. There could still be some inexplicable hindrances and obstructions in the way, UNLESS YOUR LOT IS SEPARATED FROM YOU.

What is it that you have to remove from your life that could deprive you of this year's Goodness and Greatness? Surely, the heart of Achan was not circumcised when he proceeded in that journey. So instead of gaining more blessing in the land of Harvest, he lost all his children and wife and flocks and his own life too. He lost everything including his life also.

This year is a Great Year full of the Promises of Blessing and miracles for all His children who follow Him with circumcised hearts.
WHICH WRONG ASSOCIATION COULD MESS UP THE COVENANT OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE?
WHICH HABIT OR CHARACTER OR ATTITUDE OF YOURS COULD DESTROY GOD PLANS FOR YOUR LIFE IN THIS GREAT NEW YEAR?
WHAT ARE THE ACCURSED THINGS YOU OUGHT TO HAVE DROPPED BEFORE MOVING ON FURTHER INTO THIS YEAR?

God said to the House of Israel, He would not be with them anymore, neither would they be able to stand before their enemies unless they remove the accursed things from amidst them. Those two consequences were terrible ones: it means they were in Canaan Land to be bread for the enemies and there would not be the Commander of the Host of Heaven to defend them.

Can you navigate the corners of this year without the directions of the Commander?
Can you do without the help and support of the Lord as you Journey along this year?

HE WILL NOT WALK OR WORK WITH A PERSON WHO HARBORS ACCURSED THINGS IN HIS LIFE.

What Character is Accursed in your life?
What behaviour of yours grieve the Holy Spirit?
What attitude of yours displeases God?
What wrong Association with ungodly friends could ruin your blessings this year?
DO YOU WANT ALL THE BLESSINGS AND FULL HARVESTS OF BREAKTHROUGHS OF THIS YEAR?

WHAT ACCURSED THINGS MUST YOU DO AWAY WITH?

Be blessed.

MIKE BAMILOYE.

6. Jan, 2015

DAY 6

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 6
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"FALLING FOR MANY...STANDING FOR MANY"

Joshua 7:24-25 NKJV
[24] Then Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the garment, the wedge of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent, and all that he had, and they brought them to the Valley of Achor.
[25] And Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? The LORD will trouble you this day." So all Israel stoned him with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.

Numbers 25:10-13 NKJV
[10] Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
[11] "Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal.
[12] Therefore say, 'Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace;
[13] and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.'"

When the people of Israel were journeying in the wilderness, they came to Acacia Grove and camped there in the land of Moab. Then, the people of Israel began to commit adolatory and immorality with the Moabites, going to their visit and bow at their shrines, committing immorality with their ladies. The Lord became furious with them and struck them with a terrible plague. They began to die and this prompted them to gather in an assembly to plead with God. They were in the solemn assembly when one Israelite brought in one of the ladies of Moab into the camp of Israel.

He passed through the assembly and took the lady into his tent to the astonishment of the gathering crowd. In jealous zeal for God, Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of son of Aaron the Priest rose up in anger, walked into the tent of the man and thrust both of them through with his sword...and this act of Godly jealousy and anger turned the wrath of God away from the people of Israel. God was very pleased with Phinehas and made a covenant with him and his children yet unborn...a covenant of everlasting priesthold.
THE STANDING OF PHINEHAS EARNED HIS DESCENDANTS AN EVERLASTING PRIESTHOOD BEFORE THE LORD GOD.

Here is another story:

2 Kings 5:25-27 NKJV
Now he went in and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, "Where did you go, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your servant did not go anywhere."
[26] Then he said to him, "Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants?
[27] Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever." And he went out from his presence leprous, as white as snow.

In another Biblical instance, Namaan, the Syrian General had come to Elisha for healing of his leprosy. In a miraculous way, the servant of God, Elisha, had healed him by making him to wash in Jordan River. The army General had come to give Elisha gifts of money and clothes, but Elisha refused the gifts of Namaan and had released him to go without collecting anything.

Gehazi became unhappy that his master had not collected the gift from the army general. He ran after him and collected the gifts from the man and came back into the house to hide it somewhere. As he stood before the prophet, he lied that he had not been to anywhere, then the Prophet declared to him that the leprosy of Namaan would cling unto him and his descendants forever.
THE FALLING OF GEHAZI EARNED HIS CHILDREN YET UNBORN AND DESCENDANTS A CURSE BEFORE THE LORD FOREVER.
Trully, the Word of God has declared that the father would not eat a sour grape and the children's teeth suffer the consequences, but the children still suffers the consequences of their parent's unrighteous acts today.

It was Achan who sinned and stole from the City of Jericho, but all his children and wife including, even, his goats, sheep, and his material properties were stoned and burnt to death. This frightens me a lot, to realize that....
THE CHILDREN AND FAMILY WILL EAT THE BLESSINGS OF THE OBEDIENCE OF THEIR PARENTS...
AND THE CHILDREN AND FAMILY WILL PARTAKE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF DISOBEDIENCE OF THEIR PARENTS.

The implications of all these is that, YOU ARE NOT ON YOUR OWN WHEN YOU DISOBEYED THE LORD...A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH YOUR CHILDREN MAY TAKE PART IN THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR DISOBEDIENCE....
AND WHEN YOU CHOSE TO OBEY THE LORD AND FOLLOW HIM,...YOU ARE DOING ALL YOUR CHILDREN AND FAMILY A GREAT FAVOUR, BECAUSE THEY WILL ALL REAP OUT OF THE FRUITS OF YOUR LOYALTY TO GOD.

The faithfulness of Joseph brought all his family from the land of famine into the palace of Pharaoh. If Abraham had not followed the Lord, Isaac and Jacob would not have had any Canaan land to possess as inheritance.
YOUR FAITHFULNESS TO GOD WILL SURELY DETERMINE THE BLESSINGS OF YOUR CHILDREN..AND A LOT PEOPLE AROUND YOU. When next you want to choose to disobey the Lord or compromise your faith, because you think it is all about you alone, No. Think about your children or your close relatives and people around you.
IMPORTANTLY, THINK OF THE LIVES YOU WERE CREATED TO INFLUENCE AND IMPACT....THNIK OF ALL THOSE COMING BEHIND YOU AND LOOKING ON TO YOU FOR DIRECTIONS.
A little compromise and act of unrighteousness or sin is never only about you alone...but also about a lot of people including your children and family.

That was the mistake of Achan.
And that was the gain of Phinehas.

The Lord has said this year is YEAR OF GREAT THINGS....YEAR OF BOUNTIFUL HARVEST. As you obey the Lord and follow the instructions of the Commander of Host of Heaven, you are a carrier of Blessings and miracles for your children and people around you.
May the Lord help us to always consider our ways.

MIKE BAMILOYE

7. Jan, 2015

DAY 7

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 7
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"STANDING BEFORE YOUR ENEMIES"

Joshua 7:13 NKJV
Get up, sanctify the people, and say, 'sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, because thus says the LORD God of Israel: "There is an accursed thing in your midst, O Israel; you cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you."

You shall not bow before your enemies!
You shall not be subdued before your enemies!
You shall not be enslaved by your enemies!
When your enemies attack you from one way,
they shall flee from you through seven ways!

It was Satan himself who testified of Job before God, that the Lord had built a hedge around him, because he was righteous. And we read of Prophet Elisha whom the King of Syria sent his soldiers to go and arrest. They came upon his dwelling in the morning and surrounded his area, so that he would not escape from them. Elisha's woke up in the morning and his heart melted on seeing a great Syrian army sent to arrest his master. His master was unperturbed and prayed that the Lord would open his servant's eyes to see those guiding him and his entire area. When his eyes were opened, he saw a great army of angels on horses and chariots of fire surrounding the entire town, strategically positioned on the mountains around the place. The fiery soldiers were so many in multitude guiding the servant of God.

Many year ago, I saw a revelation. I had gone on a retreat to write a script for movie. And I was very sick during the writing of the script. As I was sleeping on the bed, suddenly, I saw two white figures coming into the room and standing on each side of the door of the room. They stood with a long sword in the hand of each of them. They stood doing nothing and I was watching as I laid on the bed. Next, I saw the door opening and I saw two horrible figures coming straight to me on the bed. Apparently, they did not see the two angelic beings standing on each side of the door.

As they got to my bed to touch me, they looked back and saw the angels, and they began to shake on the spot. Then the angels approached them and commanded them to leave the room. They were shaking like a rat before a big cat. As they were about to leave the room, I saw that the two angels struck down their heads and I saw their heads rolling down from their neck. Then, the angels took the heads and placed them back on their necks, but turned the heads looking backward. At that point, it became comical to me and I began to laugh. I was laughing as I watched the angels commanding them to leave the room and they left one after the other with their heads looking backward. I have never forgotten the open dream since then.

Joshua 10:1-2, 5, 8 NKJV
[1] Now it came to pass when Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem heard how Joshua had taken Ai and had utterly destroyed it-as he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to Ai and its king-and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were among them,
[2] that they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.
[5] Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, gathered together and went up, they and all their armies, and camped before Gibeon and made war against it. [8] And the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you."

When a single household witch is troubling a whole family and a child of God is running around from pillars to posts because of the outrage of the witch, it is because something is wrong somewhere and it is not the will of God.

Something happens of recent. A woman had met my wife in a shop and had greeted her well with great excitement. She said she had wanted to meet her and tell her something very important. She said she saw me one day driving along the way and she wave to me to greet me, but I did not see her. then, in the evening she was moved to begin to pray us and our ministry. Then, in the night as she slept she saw some devilish figures coming to her to challenge her for praying for their us. She said, those evil beings said they hated us, and she was not suppose to pray for us.
Apparently, those were some of the spiritual enemies of what we stand for. They hate us and the gospel movies we are making; they dislike us with a passion, but, the Lord is with us like a terrible one. When you are serving the Lord with fear and trembling, the Lord takes charge of your enemies, while you take care of the work of God.

Joshua 3:5 NKJV
And Joshua said to the people, "Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you."

Do you want to see wonders of God throughout this year? Do you want to partake of the Greatness and the Blessings of this year?
THEN, TAKE CARE TO SANCTIFY YOURSELF!
WHOEVER WANT TO STAND IN THE LORD'S PRESENCE WOULD STAND ON HOLY GROUND.
WHOEVER, WANT TO ATTRACT GREATNESS AND GOODNESS AND EAT BLESSINGS UPON HIMSLEF THIS YEAR, WOULD DECIDE TO WALK BEFORE THE LORD IN HOLINESS AND PURITY OF HEART.

We pray a lot. A lot of God's children spend a lot of time on Prayer Mountains and prayer vigils praying on diverse issues of their life, but not on their stubborn spirit or sinful habits. We pray against our outside enemies but not against the enemies within our heart: the spiritual pride and arrogance, unfaithfulness and spirit of doubt, falsehood and lies, compromise and wrong associations.

You have crossed into the New Year: Year of Great Things, Year of Bountiful Harvests and Mighty Testimonies, but in Canaan Land are also many enemies of the way of God, enemies against divine purpose of God, forces against your ministerial advancement. the Anakims tight-sitting on the possessions the Lord had promise you, who you must face, attack and dislodge from your possessions before you can inherit your inheritances. How do you do against all these team of enemies you must fight and win if your life is still carelessly submerged in sinful indolence and unrighteous prodigality? How would you acquire all the great things the Lord has promised you if you are not able to stand before your enemies because of your unsanctified life?

But when you face your personal reality and bring your questionable issues before the Lord in personal confessions and rededication of life, then, the Lord will forgive you and make you stand firm against all the enemies of your spiritual and ministerial possessions.
EVEN IF THEY GATHER AGAINST YOU, THEY SHALL BE BLOWN AWAY LIKE CHAFF.

Isaiah 54:15, 17 NKJV
[15] Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me, Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake.
[17] No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD.

WHEN YOUR LIFE IS SANCTIFIED, YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO SEE HIS WONDERS AND EAT OF HIS GOODNESS AND BLESSINGS.

That is one of the Secrets of benefiting from this year: YEAR OF GREAT THINGS.

MIKE BAMILOYE

8. Jan, 2015

DAY 8

9. Jan, 2015

DAY 9

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 9
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"WHEN THE HEAVENS FIGHT FOR YOU"

Joshua 10:11-13 NKJV
[11] And it happened, as they fled before Israel and were on the descent of Beth Horon, that the LORD cast down large hailstones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died. There were more who died from the hailstones than the children of Israel killed with the sword.
[12] Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel: "Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon."
[13] So the sun stood still, And the moon stopped, Till the people had revenge Upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.

Many years ago, when I was in the Teachers' College, the Christian Fellowship drama group had had a long preparation for a very powerful drama ministration. We had spent weeks preparing for the drama night and many of our lecturers had been informed and invited for the drama presentation. We had circulated marker-written posters and pasted them all over the school buildings and the news had reached the inner part of Shaki where the Teachers' College was based that a drama was to hold in the school.

Then, the day came for the drama production. The drama group of the fellowship had been fasting till the evening. We were having our last briefings towards the evening when the presentation would take place, then, we began to hear some splattering of rains on the zinc roof of our meeting place. We all froze as the sound was becoming heavier. It had began to rain. What would happen to all our preparations? What would happen to people who wanted to come from inside the town? The rain was getting heavier as we were thinking of what to do. Then, suddenly, it dawn on us that the only thing for us to do was to pray.

So all of us suspended what we were doing and came out of the room of meeting, we raised up our hands and pointed to the sky and commanded the rain to stop. We kept giving the command for some time and the rain began gradually to reduce in tempo. Soon, it stopped raining and the drama presentation was extremely powerful that night, because neither the school nor the town had ever seen such a drama production before. It was a great victory over the devil that night as students were trooping back into their hostels, lecturers were going back to their houses and the people from the town were going back to their various homes. It was victory.

About two hours later, a brother and I were in the hostel discussing about the victory of the evening, and it was going to midnight, and as we were going back to our rooms, the brother ran back to me and reminded me that the drama group had not undone what they did. They commanded the rain to stop because we wanted to have a drama presentation and we did. But now, after the drama presentation, we have not beg God to release the rain, because, a lot of the people including farmers were expecting the rainfall. Immediately, we realized we could not go and wake up the rest members of the drama group. The brother and I joined our hands together and prayed aloud that the Lord would release the rain now that the drama presentation was over. We had not slept off on our beds when there were rumbling in the sky and some minutes later, the rain came down heavily. The next morning, we were all talking about the wonders the Lord did when He made the heavens to listen to us.
In Joshua Chapter 10, the Lord did wonders for the Israelites and this gives me a great confidence of what the Lord could do for His children when they follow and obey His voice. After Joshua and the Israelites had lost Gibeon and the three minor cities to unguided decisions, they might have felt sorry again and repented before God. God in His mercy did some great things. He made five major kingdoms to come together to fight against Israel so that Israel could possess their land: The Kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon, all gathered together all their chariots and horses against Israel. The Bible says, the entire army was like the sand of the sea shore in multitude.

Joshua 10:8 NKJV
And the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you."

How did the Lord do it? He made the heavens to fight on their behalf. When Joshua and Israel attacked the great army of the enemy cities, the army of Israel were killing them and large hail-stones from heaven were raining down upon the fleeing enemies. The Bible says, those killed by the hailstones were more than the enemies killed by Israelites soldiers. The Lord fought for them.

Secondly, while the battle was on, Joshua guessed that many of the enemies would try to escape under the cover of the night, so the only solution was him to have a longer day, so that he could see the enemies and pursue them. This was when he did what no man had ever done: He commanded the sun to stay upon Gibeon and not to set hastily, and he ordered the moon that was arising over Aijalon to stand still there till the battle was over. And the element of heaven obeyed his voice, BECAUSE GOD WAS INVOLVED IN THE BATTLE.

With these testimonies of Joshua and the element of heaven listening to him on that day alone, I AM ENCOURAGED THAT THERE NOTHING THE LORD CAN NOT DO FOR ME WHEN HE IS INVOLVED IN MY FIGHT.

AND I AM HAPPY TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THIS YEAR, WHEN YOU FOLLOW THE LORD AND OBEY HIS VOICE AND DO HIS WILL, HE CAN MAKE THE HEAVENS FIGHT ON YOUR BEHALF, THAT YOU WILL NOT NEED TO FIGHT ANY WAR BUT STAND STILL AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD.

This year is a Great Year, Heavens fighting for you is one of the Benefits of this year, when you learn to Follow the Lord and Listening to His voice continually.

WHEN HE COMMANDS AND YOU LISTEN,
WHEN YOU PRAY, HE WILL ANSWER.

Be blessed continually.

MIKE BAMILOYE

10. Jan, 2015

DAY 10

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 10
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"WHEN ENEMIES BESIEGE THE CAMP OF THE SAINTS"

Joshua 11:19-20, 23 NKJV
[19] There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, except the Hivites, the inhabitants of Gibeon. All the others they took in battle.
[20] For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that He might utterly destroy them, and that they might receive no mercy, but that He might destroy them, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
[23] So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD had said to Moses; and Joshua gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. Then the land rested from war.

In 2014, the year was started with a 100 day fasting and prayers which ended on April 10th at the command of the Lord. And the Lord called the year, Year of Open Door. Truly speaking, there it was a year of Open Doors and great breakthroughs. And we had thought, since we have gone into that long days of fasting and prayers, all things would now be smooth and all crooked roads would be straightened and decked with precious stones and there would be no mountains and valleys, but pure plain grounds to walk on. How wrong we were!

The battle against forces of evil was so tense in the year we had the long fasting and prayers. But we saw a mighty hand of God at each attack, defending us and intervening at strategic points. It was as if, we were confused and wondered why there should be much warfares against after going through all those prayer and fasting sessions. There were attempts of the devil to strike each of our families in our ministries apart from the financial oppositions the devil mounted against us.

But I was seriously encouraged, when the Lord spoke through His servant, the General Overseer of RCCG, that the long fasting and prayers were a seedtime, but the following year has been marked down as Year of Massive Harvests.

From the passage of the scriptures above, I got the secret more confirmed again: The multiple warefares and spiritual oppositions against you, after doing whatever the Lord has asked you to do, are meant to arrange for you a multitude of spoils and booty, The Lord could not have performed the miracles of abundance of flour and oils outside the gate of Samaria, if the army of Syria had not gathered against the army of Israel, coming to their camp with a lot of food for the multitude of soldiers. So, when they had gathered enough food, the Lord out the gate of Samaria, and the Lord was about to dislodge them away from the food, the Prophet of the Lord prophesied:

2 Kings 7:1 NKJV
....."Hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the LORD: 'Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.'"

So the Lord drove them away from their camp overnight and they never waited to pack all the food they had brought.
It was the same situation with the people of Israel: none of their enemy nations made peace with them, the Lord hardened their hearts to come against Israel, so that they could be destroyed and their land and possessions possessed by the people of Israel. THIS MEANS, THE MORE BATTLE THEY FOUGHT, THE MORE SPOILS AND LAND THEY POSSESSED.

Are you worried you have done all you know to do, before the Lord; or you feel you have paid all the price you need to pay and make all necessary sacrifices as commanded by the Lord, but yet, there seems to be great oppositions and warfares standing arrayed before you? Hold on and listen to this:

I HAVE LEARNT FROM THIS PASSAGE AND OTHER SITUATIONS THAT, WHEN ENEMIES GATHER AND BUILD A SIEGE AROUND A CHILD OF GOD, IT IS SO THAT WHEN THE LORD DISLODGES THE ENEMIES, THEY MIGHT LEAVE BEHIND, MUCH SPOILS AND POSSESSIONS FOR HIM/HER TO POSSESS.

May you be blessed this day.
MIKE BAMILOYE

11. Jan, 2015

DAY 11

12. Jan, 2015

DAY 12

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 12
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)
"KILLING THE KINGS...POSSESSING THE... LAND"
Joshua 12:1-2, 4, 6-7, 24 NKJV
[1] These are the kings of the land whom the children of Israel defeated, and whose land they possessed on the other side of the Jordan toward the rising of the sun, from the River Arnon to Mount Hermon, and all the eastern Jordan plain:
[2] One king was Sihon king of the Amorites,...
[4] The other king was Og king of Bashan and his territory, who was of the remnant of the giants...
[6] These Moses the servant of the LORD and the children of Israel had conquered; and Moses the servant of the LORD had given it as a possession to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh.
[7] And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel conquered on this side of the Jordan, on the west, from Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon as far as Mount Halak and the ascent to Seir, which Joshua gave to the tribes of Israel as a possession according to their divisions....
[24] .....all the kings, thirty-one.
Moses and Joshua made sure they killed those kings of the land, before possessing their lands. The land can never be conquered without first killing the kings.
Samson was one of the anointed judges of Israel. His conception was heavenly ordained and spiritually orchestrated. His mother had been barren. And angel of God had visited the mother and foretold her that she shall conceive and bare a child, just the way the birth of John the Baptist was foretold and the conception and birth of Isaac was foretold.
Judges 13:5 NKJV
For behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. And no razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines."
Samson was heavenly sent and anointed from the womb to be the deliverer of Israel. When he was born and began to grow up, the Bible says the spirit of the Lord had begun to move him while he was still young. He grew up and began to cause problems to the Philistines. He began to destroy them whenever the spirit of the Lord came upon him. He was the most powerful man on earth at the time. He tore a lion as person would tear a paper. He used a jawbone of an ass to kill a thousand of Philistine soldiers who carried spears, bow, arrows and swords. He was tied up with large ropes and led into the midst of the Philistines, but, the moment the anointing came upon him, the ropes became as mere threads and snapped off his body.
He was besieged in the city of Gaza overnight, he woke up the midnight, and uprooted the iron gates with all the bars and carried them on his shoulders up to a mountain to dump the materials where the people of the city would never be able to bring the heavy irons down. Even at the point of death, he could still destroy the main pillars on which a whole stadium rest, thereby killing more Philistines in one day, than he had killed in his entire life.
He was born to conquer the Philistines and possess the land back for Israel. He was to take the land and rule over the land of Israel, driving the Philistines away from the land of God. He did kill a lot of the Philistines.
HE ACTUALLY KILLED A LOT OF THE PHILISITNES...BUT HE FAILED TO KILLED THE KING OF THE LAND...SO HE WAS KILLED INSTEAD BY THE KING.
Samson was an anointed servant of God, anointed to repossess the land of Israel from the Philistines and drive the enemies of the Lord away from the land. He was killing them, setting fire upon their farm land, destroying their soldiers in thousands, but HE STILL DID NOT KILL THE KING.
With all of his anointing and power of God in his life, he saw a Harlot in Gaza, and went in to her and slept with her over the night. They locked the gate against him; he uprooted the gate and went away with it. (Judges16). With all the anointing upon his life, he could not fall in love with any of the ladies in Israel, but fell in love with Delilah of the Philistines and was sleeping on her lap. Even when he knew his girlfriend was trying to know the source of his power, he had no restraint to refuse her. HE WAS SO WEAK BEFORE A PHILISTINE LADY, BUT STRONG AGAINST THE PHILISTINES SOLDIERS.
HE COULD KILL THE PHILISTINE SOLDIERS IN THOUSANDS, BUT COULD NOT KILL THE IMMORAL SPIRIT RULING IN HIS LIFE....THAT WAS THE KING THAT KILLED HIM.
Gehazi was an anointed servant of Elisha. He followed Elisha and saw a lot of miracles performed by his master. Elisha had received the double portion of the power of Elijah, and Gehazi was to receive the double or triple portion of Elisha's power. He was to possess the land and became the prophet in place of his master, BUT HE COULD NOT KILL THE SPIRIT OF COVETOUSNESS RULING HIS LIFE....AND THE KING MADE HIM A LEPER AND KILLED HIM.
Judas was one of the disciples of Jesus Christ. He followed the Lord and saw many mighty miracles. He ate of the miracles of Jesus and drank of the miracles of the Lord. He was to be among the disciples who would carry on the work after Jesus' exit. He was very close to the source of power Himself....He was among the disciples who went out in twos casting out demons and healing the sick. BUT HE DID NOT KILL THE KING...THE SPIRIT OF GREED AND COVETOUSNESS RULING HIS LIFE,...SO, THE KING MADE HIM BETRAY THE KING OF THE UNIVERSE AND MADE HIM COMMIT SUICIDE.
In your attempt to Possess the land of your visions and ministerial calling and ministry, THE KING YOU REFUSE TO KILL WILL KILL YOU.
You are a child of God with great visions to be a great Music minister, drama minister, Pastor, or deliverance minister....YOU WANT TO POSSESS THE LAND FOR GOD IN MUSIC OR DRAMA MINISTRY OR PASTORAL CALLING...
or YOU HAVE ALREADY BEGAN TO POSSESS SOME LAND AND GETTING RECOGNIZED AND MAKING IMPACT IN THE AREAS OF YOUR CALLING,....BUT immorality, fornication, adultery, greed, pride, lies, falsehood, bitterness, anger, envy, etc, are still holding i you in bondage.....THOSE ARE THE KING YOU HAVE REFUSE TO KILL, EVEN BEFORE OR AFTER POSSESSING THE LAND.
THE KING A PERSON REFUSES TO KILL IN CANAAN LAND WILL EVENTUALLY KILL THAT PERSON.
You have great calling and great gift for the Lord....You have great gift and ministry for the Lord...You have visions to accomplish for Him....
BUT DEAL WITH ALL THE EVIL KINGS THAT MAY RISE UP TO DEAL WITH YOU...AND EVENTUALLY TAKE THE LAND FROM YOU HAND.
The anger...the Envy...the Bitterness....the Covetousness...the Immorality.....the Lies and Falsehood....the Pride and Self-Glorification....etc
ALL MUST BE KILLED BEFORE YOU CAN HAVE PROPER POSSESSION OF THE LAND THE LORD HAS PLACED BEFORE YOU.... BECAUSE THE KING YOU REFUSE TO DEAL WITH EVENTUALLY COME AROUND AGAINST YOU....!
The Love of Money and the work of the ministry cannot go on together. Desire for Fame and the ministry of Drama and Music cannot go on together. So the Bible says: You cannot serve God and Mammon. An evil weakness you did not overpower will eventually overpower you...THAT IS THE KING THAT MUST BE KILLED IN OTHER TO POSSESS THE LAND.
Be blessed.
MIKE BAMILOYE

13. Jan, 2015

DAY 13

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 13
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"PAYING THE PRICE OF PATIENCE"

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Hebrews 6:13-15
[13] For when God made a promise to Abraham,
Because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,
[14] saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.”
[15] And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Every electronic gadget has a manual. Every nation has a guiding constitution. Every game has its rules. Scientific equations are solved by formulas, so also is the matter of the Kingdom. It has its own guiding principles.

At age 75, The Lord had spoken to Abraham to leave his land and his people and go to the land He would establish him as a nation. Abraham obeyed and departed with his wife and his servants, heading towards where he knew not. Then, he came to Canaan land and The Lord spoke to him saying: "To your descendants I will give this land.” Genesis 12:7b. Yet He had not given him any child.

After he had got to Canaan land and God had blessed him with a lot of substance and Lot had separated from him, The Lord spoke to him again:
Genesis 13:14-15
[14] ...... “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are — northward, southward, eastward, and westward;
[15] for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.

Yet he was getting older and clocking toward age 85, The Lord kept promising him.
In verse 16 The Lord even told him to walk through the length and breadth of the land because He would give the entire land to his descendants, yet at almost 85 years, His God had not given him a child, just promises....promises...and promises!

In Chapter 15 of Genesis, I guess, Abraham was getting confused or almost discouraged, then, he voiced out before God:

Genesis 15:2-3
[2] But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”
[3]Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”

Then, The Lord assured him again that his own child shall come from his body. Then, The Lord brought him outside to up and count the number of the stars if he could. He said that was how countless his descendants shall be. And Abraham believed God.

At 99 years, God still came to him and said: "I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you." Genesis 17:6.
This is 24 years after The Lord had called him out of his father's house to follow Him. Abraham had still not got what he was asking from Him. All Abraham could hear from God was repeated promises upon promises. 24 years after God had promised him, he was still waiting for the fulfillment of the promise. The child was yet to come.

At last, the set time came, twenty five after he had been called out by God, out of his land of nativity, the answer came:

Genesis 21:5-7
[5] Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
[6] And Sarah said, “God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me.”
[7] She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that
Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.”

What a long journey to fulfillment of promises! What a long wait! All the promises of blessing the whole world through him, all the covenant of making him a father of many nations; and all those covenant of making his descendants to be as numerable as the stars of the sky were all hanging up till the appointed time came. At last, that seed of covenant came. Inside the baby that came at last were Jacob and inside Jacob were the twelve tribes of Israel. Inside one of the tribes, Judah was David, and Inside David was Jesus Christ, the Son of God and we are... "...... created in Christ Jesus for good works,... (Ephesians 2:10) Can you see how that painful waiting of Abraham has been a blessing to even our generation?

Is this a major spiritual principle for receiving the Lord's promises? Abraham paid the price of PATIENCE to give birth to Isaac, and in Genesis 25: 20-21, Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebecca and still had to wait patiently in prayers for 20 years before he could have Jacob and Esau. Jacob labored patiently for 7 years before he could get married.

In 1 Samuel 16:13, The Lord instructed Samuel to anoint David as king over Israel in place of Saul whom God had rejected. But David spent the next 13 years avoiding death traps from the reigning king and waiting patiently in afflictions, oppositions, hunger and thirst, enduring loneliness and emotional and psychological pains, in preparation for the appointed time to rule the houses of Israel and Judah. I think PATIENCE BEFORE THE LORD IS THE RULE OF THIS SPIRITUAL GAME.

Psalms 37:7
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him, who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

Spirit of Patience is gradually being eroded from most teachings we hear all around us. We find it difficult to prayerfully wait on The Lord to know whom to marry, we are too hasty to get whatever jobs that come our way without taking time to pray about the will of God for our life. We look around for any open opportunities without considering any possibilities of the enemy setting a deadly trap. We want to start a church today and make a 1000 congregation the next month, through whichever means. We want to start a drama ministry today and make a blockbuster box-office hit movie next week. We want to start acting for God today and become a star tomorrow. We want to make our first album and sell in tens of thousands.

We once worked with a group of dedicated drama ministers to make a movie. After the shooting of the movie, we noticed they began to make various unrealistic fast moves. They began to plan on how the movie will be seen all over the nation. The secured the consent of a leading minister of God who was the head of a church which had his church all over the nation, to make an endorsement of the movie. They went ahead to make a lot of arrangement for the premiere including gala night and red-carpet preparations. They sent invitation letter and cards to several people and informed the casts to come in their beautiful outfits because it was part of the arrangement for invited guest to take pictures with the movie stars after the premiere. All the preparation was the proto-type of the Nollywood or the Hollywood premiere night. We were implored to come for the Gala nite, so we decided to be present to encourage them, but we knew things were not going to be the way they expected. So, I had decided to go and give them word of encouragement, lest they become completely dampened at the result.

Inside the church hall were very scanty people not up to 40 in number. I felt for the brethren who had expected a large crowd of people. They had dressed gorgeously and had planned to do a Nollywood or Hollywood-styled Movie Premiere. They were just happy at the new movie The Lord had helped them to do and they were doing things they thought could make them shoot up faster. After that experience, we know they are now wiser in His service and The Lord has helped them to make more movies after that maiden one with more refined mindset. WHEN IT HAS TO DO WITH THE MATTER OF THE KINGDOM, THE PRICE OF PATIENCE MUST BE PAID. No Short Cuts. No Cutting of Corners.

The Lord compared the good ground in His parable of The Sower to the Children of God who heard the Word of God and bore fruits with patience.

Luke 8:15a
[15] But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.

This is what the Word of God says in the Book of Habakkuk 2:3

"For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

During this Spiritual Exercise, we are praying for Massive Open Doors for our lives and ministries. Yet, one of the rules of this spiritual game is PATIENCE. Waiting patiently to know the mind of God concerning the message to write into scripts, waiting prayerfully to know the casts to call on film locations, praying to know the purpose of God for the movie you have just shot. Waiting and praying to know steps The Lord would want you to take concerning our academics, ministry, marital life, etc.

What promises has The Lord made for you? What covenant has The Lord made with you, but is still hanging unfulfilled? What long-termed prayers have still remained unanswered? Are you thinking he Lord has forgotten you or forgotten the promises He made for you? WHEN IT CONCERNS THE MATTER OF THE KNIGDOM, THE PRICE OF PATIENCE IS NON-NEGOTIABLE. No Short Cuts. No Cutting of Corners. EVERY VISION COMES WITH THE PRICE-TAG OF PATIENCE.

It was said of Abraham: Hebrews 6:13, 15 that after he had patiently endured all those waiting periods, he obtained the Promises of God.

[13] For when God made a promise to Abraham,
[15] And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

One of the rules of entering the Lord's OPEN DOOR is paying the Price of Patience in the Lord's presence. Learn to seek His mind concerning matters of your life. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. Sit quietly and wait for Him to fulfill the promises He has made for you. "Though the Vision tarries, Wait for it, because it will surely come to pass."

Let me give you this parting verse:
James 1:2-4
2. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
3. Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
4. But let patience have its perfect work that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing

Mike Bamiloye

14. Jan, 2015

DAY 14

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 14
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"SURVIVING IN TIMES LIKE THESE"

A decree had come from the Heavens to earth through a man of God. The heaven was to seal up and to refrain from sent rain into a particular nation to teach them a lesson. So, there was an impending horrible drought that would subsist on earth till the people have a change of heart to look in the Lord's direction. But what shall the Lord do for His servant who was on earth, who delivered the message? While the earth was in drought, a reservation must be made for the Lord's servant not to partake in the evil rewards of the godless.

So, up somewhere, inside a large kitchen, some Angel-Chefs were called to prepare some food. The menu was simple, Bread and Barbecue Meat! For breakfast and for dinner, continuously till the Lord order them to close up the kitchen.

The earth was to dry up for the great drought, but the Lord God kept a river still flowing, full of crystal clear, clean and cold water: RESERVED FOR HIS SERVANT ONLY. And the sun will be hot in the sky, He prepared a cool clean cave by the flowing river for His Servant. Do you know what that means? A beautiful cool apartment with fantastic landscape with waterfront, excellent for proper spiritual meditation. He directed his servant to go and lodge there away from the curse that was about to start raging all around.

How would the Man of God get access to the food that the angels were preparing? He has the whole world in His hand and all the creatures therein. He could make any of them His Courier Service. He could turn any of them to messengers. So, the Lord thought of the creature to deliver the food daily: Ravens are very smart birds. They are extremely intelligent and their wisdom could be compared to that of the apes and the dolphins. Ravens can mimic any sound and voice, and are very deceptive and crafty among other birds. They have loud and sharp voice and are very playful. God sent for Ravens, they would do the job intelligently and they would be able to deliver the food and also play with God's servant each time they brought the breakfast and dinner.

So, all arrangement is set for God's servant in the terrible time of famine, to be very comfortable and satisfied. There was famine on the way, people would have no food to eat and water to drink, because the heaven was to be sealed up, but, all arrangement had been put in place for God's servant to be comfortably accommodated in a waterfront cave apartment and all feeding had been booked for his breakfast and dinner of freshly baked bread and barbecue or roasted meet and a regular supply of cold spring water, plus a beautiful landscaped view from his verandah outside the cave. Hear the Word of God that promised this same scenario for God's children:

Psalm 37:18-19 NKJV
[18] The LORD knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall be forever.
[19] They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

But let's look at the conditions for these beautiful provisions to be accessible. The Lord God had played His part with all preparations put in place: The accommodation, the caterers and the servers had all been arranged.

I KINGS 17:1-6

[1] And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word."
[2] Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
[3] "Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan.
[4] And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."
[5] So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan.
[6] The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.

Imagine this scenario: The Ravens who were to serve he food, had been given the address of where to take the food: "...I have commanded the ravens to feed you there" and imagine the Man of God, had decided he would not stay by the brook of Cherith, but preferred somewhere else and had gone to stay by the Lake Gennesaret...while the Lord had commanded the Servers to bring the food to Brook Cherith. Even though, Elijah was doing the will of God by proclaiming to the people of Israel, even though Elijah was a prophet of God, and had served the Lord and had proclaimed a drought....HE TOO WOULD HAVE SUFFERED WITH THE PEOPLE, because, he did not comply with the Lord's instructions of going to stay where the Lord had prepared to cater for him.

[5] So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan.
[6] The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.

This story is the simple solution to existing joyfully and peacefully during hard times. When you are a child of the Living God and you are in covenant with God, in following Him and doing His will and obeying His voice; and you are in touch with Him in consulting Him for steps to take, what to do and where and when to go, you will always know that He has always made a pleasant arrangement for your lacks and needs, as He had already made an arrangement for the lamb Abraham would use for sacrifice. The lamb had been waiting on the mountain while Abraham was still thinking of the lamb to be used for the sacrifice.

What of you? You must not miss your divine location this year. You must be where you will discover your miracles.
You must go where your divine helpers who have been looking for you will locate you.
You must be where you will locate the life partners you have been praying for to locate you.
You must go to where the presence of the Lord will grant you all the favors you need.
You must be where the Lord wants you to be.

HE HAD MADE A PLEASANT ARRANGEMENT AHEAD OF YOU...
WAITING FOR YOU TO OBEY HIS VOICE AND BE WHERE HE WANTS YOU TO BE.
Naira is getting devalued. Crude oil has been battered to the lowest in the world market; Dollar have appreciated against our Naira up to N185 to One Dollar and Nigeria staff of food seems to be breaking. Many salaries have not been paid and many debts are hanging unpaid...This is surely famine...but there will still be rain when all the Prophets of Baal in our seat of Government have all been put to shame and God has answered our prayers by fire. THERE WILL BE RAIN AGAIN...!

But, pending the time...this is Famine staring us in the face. This is Famine! ...but you can survive and be comfortable. Miracles can be your companions, as Ravens were serving Elijah. The Lord can single you out for blessing as He singled Elijah out for provisions and made a river to be flowing in front of his dwelling cave apartment, in the time of drought. HE CAN SINGLE YOU OUT FOR MIRACLES AND WONDERS....

IT WILL BE POSSIBLE WHEN WE ARE ADDICTED TO HEARING HIS INSTRUCTIONS AND OBEYING HIS VOICE.

Be where He wants you to be, so that you can contact your miracles and provisions.
God where He asks you to go only and not wherever you feel like going.
Do whatever He asks you to do and not what you feel like doing because you thing you have talent and gift for it.

That is the simple spiritual trick to experiencing miracles while the world is in discomfort.

Yu are blessed indeed.

MIKE BAMILOYE.

15. Jan, 2015

DAY 15

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 15
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

“WOEFUL LYRICS OF COMPLAINT”
EXODUS 15:1-4
1. Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying: "I will sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!
2 The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will exalt Him.
3 The LORD is a man of war; The LORD is His name.
4 Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.

From Verses 1-21 of Exodus 15, we read long wonderful and insightful lyrics of Songs of Praise and worship to the Lord God who had just drown the whole merciless army of Egypt in the Red Sea. Their greatest obstacles had just been removed from the way. Israel was now truly free indeed. Not only had they crossed the Red Sea, the enemies pursuing them had all now been thrown into the sea and they were now free completely.

So, they burst into songs of Worship and Praise to the Lord. It was a great celebration.
Immediately after this long celebration, they began their journey into the wilderness and they journeyed for three days without water for them to drink. Then, they came to a place called Marah and found water. They rushed down the river to drink, but alas! The water was bitter. Then, they shouted disappointedly:

EXODUS 15:24
“And the people complained against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"

Moses cried unto God, and there was an intervention of God when Moses cast a tree into the water and the waters became sweet. Trust Israel. They shouted for joy again and as usual, they would sing songs of Praise and Worship again. They continued the journey again till the Lord brought them to Elim where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees. It was like a cool resort place in the desert. The Lord made them camp there by the well and palm trees.

They proceeded in their journey again till there was no food for them to eat and they all became hungry. Probably, all their food reserves were exhausted in the journey that had now lasted about one and half month.

Trust Israel, they began singing again, but this time around, as usual: Songs of Complaint. The Woeful Lyrics went thus in Exodus 16:3,

“…Oh, that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger."

Then, the Lord said to them:

EXODUS 16:12
"I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the LORD your God.'"

So in the evening of that same day He sent quails into their camp for them to kill and roast. The birds covered the whole camp, and they made a harvest of quails. Some boiled the birds, others grilled it and some preferred the birds roasted. They demanded for meat, and God gave them. And then, early in the next morning, Manna rained down from heaven, and that became their stable food - Manna Daily bread from heaven.

They set out from that spot, continued their journey and became thirsty again. Not hungry anymore, Manna now came every morning. But they had no water to drink again.

EXODUS 17:3-4
3 And the people thirsted there for water, and the people complained against Moses, and said, "Why is it you have brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?"
4 So Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, "What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me!"

Then, Lord spoke to Moses to go to a rock nearby on which He would stand. He instructed him to strike the rock and water would come out for the people to drink. Moses did so and there was a spring of rushing cold water from inside the rock again. Trust Israel. They would give Him praise again.

The children of Israel went on and on in this attitude of grumbling and complaints upon complaints, and God kept on enduring this ignoble attitude. Then, in Number 13, He sent their leaders to go and spy the land, so that they could have assurance of the beauty and genuineness of the land He was taking them to. The spies came back and complained that there were giants on the land God was taking them to.

NUMBER 14:2-3
2 And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness!
3 "Why has the LORD brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?"

This was where they blew up their chances of getting to Canaan Land. All they could offer God was complaint upon complaint. Then, God was fed up with these burdensome complaining people. They did not continually give Him the praise He deserved. Then, God became angry at them and declared His verdict on them:

NUMBERS 14:21-23
21 "but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD-
22 "because all these men who have seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice,
23 "they certainly shall not see the land of which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who rejected Me see it.

That was the VERDICT that prolonged their journey and made them waste away their lives in the wilderness. They would journey without getting to their destinations. They would labor without results. They would plant without harvesting. They would sow without reaping. Because they had seen the glory of God and had taken Him for granted. They had seen astounding wonders of God and without appreciating Him. They had seen their previous prayers answered. They did not give Him the Praises due His name. They dishonored Him with their incessant complaints and grumbling. They were always only complaining about their needs, not giving Praises for the good things the Lord has done for them.

PSALMS 106:24-26
24 Then they despised the pleasant land; They did not believe His word,
25 But complained in their tents, And did not heed the voice of the LORD.
26 Therefore He raised up His hand in an oath against them, To overthrow them in the wilderness,
27 To overthrow their descendants among the nations, And to scatter them in the lands.

Has this been the pictures of your life? Has this been your regular lifestyles? A life full of consistent complaint before the Lord. A life that centers on present pressing needs without considering the other wondrous deeds of God in your life. He gave you a good job, loving and understanding spouse, peaceful relatives and family. He gave you good health and delivered you from the grip of the devil and rescued you from death. He is so good to you, but you constant blackmail Him for not yet giving you a child or your long due promotions.

Some children of God blackmail God for not giving them a job, they complain before him and are embittered in their heart, forgetting His goodness for answering their prayers in giving them good husband or wife. Some are in contention with God because they have not yet secured the visa they have been looking for. While many other have abandoned their ministerial duty-posts in anger and dejection because God has not given them the man or woman to marry.

Ministerial journeys are full of provisions and lacks, ups and downs, mountains and valleys. The Lord exposed Israelites to serious thirsts and hunger in the wilderness and then gave them only one particular meal for years to test their hearts if they would obey His voice or not. You must learn to always give Him the praises for what He has done and what He is yet to do.

NUMBER 14:22-23
22 "because all these men who have seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice,
23 "they certainly shall not see the land of which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who rejected Me see it.

It is frightening to know that God was keeping record of all their complaints. He counted that they had complained in his ears ten times. And He gave a verdict against them. He allowed them to labor and journey without reaching destinations or coming to their harvests.

We are praying and fasting to experience Great Things which He has promised to give us this year. However, watch out! Don’t let your pressing needs make God cancel your glorious destinations. HE HATES GRUMBLING AND COMPLAINTS. HE LOVES TO BE PRAISED

Remain blessed again.
MIKE BAMILOYE

16. Jan, 2015

DAY 16

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 16
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"MYSTERIES OF THE COMMANDER'S COMMANDS"

1 Kings 17:2-4, 7-9 NKJV
[2] Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
[3] "Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan.
[4] And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."

[7] And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.

The Lord spoke to Elijah to go and hide by the brook of Cpherith and drink water there and eat there from the food supplied by the ravens, and Elijah obeyed the voice of the Lord and went to Cherith Brook. The obedience worked for him for a while till he discovered that he brook was drying up rapidly and eventually became a mere empty valley. The water was dried and definitely, the ravens also stopped bringing the regular food. I don’t know how many days or hours Elijah spent wondering why the river dried up. He had obeyed the Lord, but had encountered some problems along the way...the river dried up.

Luke 8:22-23 NKJV
[22] Now it happened, on a certain day that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side of the lake." And they launched out.
[23] But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy.

In another instance, the Lord Jesus had commanded the disciples to go to the other side of the sea in a boat. And as they were sailing, a terrible storm arose over the sea and they were in jeopardy as the storm was splashing water into the boat and was about to sink it. They had obeyed the Lord, and they too had encountered a problem that threatened their life....there was deadly storm along the voyage.

Judges 20:18-21, 23 NKJV
[18] Then the children of Israel arose and went up to the house of God to inquire of God. They said, "Which of us shall go up first to battle against the children of Benjamin?" The LORD said, "Judah first!"
[19] So the children of Israel rose in the morning and encamped against Gibeah.
[20] And the men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin, and the men of Israel put themselves in battle array to fight against them at Gibeah.
[21] Then the children of Benjamin came out of Gibeah, and on that day cut down to the ground twenty-two thousand men of the Israelites.
[23] Then the children of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until evening, and asked counsel of the LORD, saying, "Shall I again draw near for battle against the children of my brother Benjamin?" And the LORD said, "Go up against him."
[25] So the children of Israel approached the children of Benjamin on the second day. [25] And Benjamin went out against them from Gibeah on the second day, and cut down to the ground eighteen thousand more of the children of Israel; all these drew the sword. [26] Then all the children of Israel, that is, all the people, went up and came to the house of God and wept. They sat there before the LORD and fasted that day until evening; and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
How do you explain this mystery? They did not go on their own accord, they asked Him for permission, and He gave it, and they went to the war and got defeated massively, losing 22,000 soldiers the first time. They encouraged themselves again and approached the Lord for permission to go and fight the Benjamintes, the Lord gave them the permission expressly. They went to war and lose again, getting 18,000 of their soldiers killed in the war front.
They sought the Lord's face before moving. Yet they encountered terrible problems. What is your take on this?
What would you do in this situation?
What can this possibly mean?
What can you say to this?
What do you understand by this complexity?
WRITE YOUR OWN COMMENT or your own understanding about these negative instances at God's Command.
MIKE BAMILOYE

17. Jan, 2015

DAY 17

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS' 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 17
(January 1 - February 9, 2015)

"BREAKING THE SEAL OF HEAVEN"

1 Kings 18:33-35, 38, 41, 45 NKJV
[33] And he put the wood in order, cut the bull in pieces, and laid it on the wood, and said, "Fill four water pots with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice and on the wood."
[34] Then he said, "Do it a second time," and they did it a second time; and he said, "Do it a third time," and they did it a third time.
[35] So the water ran all around the altar; and he also filled the trench with water.
[38] Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench.
[41] Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain."
[45] Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel.

The Bible is full of mysteries the more you read it the more you discover it.. If you read a passage today and get a mystery, if you come back to that same passage, you may be amazed that the passage may give you another view different from the one you have known before. The mysteries are like a mighty sea. You cannot finish exploring them.

Going through the story of Elijah, I kept on discovering mysteries after mysteries. I got a touching one I would like to share in this post.

The land of Israel had been under sever famine for more than three years. The brooks and rivers had dried up and there was no grass for the animals to feed. The heaven had been sealed up and there had been no rain at all. Everything was dry. God was angry with the land because they had forsaken Him to serve Baal.

Elijah had commanded Ahab to call all the prophets of Baal and the Priests of Asherah on to Mount Carmel to prove to all Israel who the true God was: whether it was the Baal or the God of Israel. And Ahab had called up all Israel and the prophets of Baal upon the mountain. They had all gathered and the 450 prophets of Baal had assembled, standing against Elijah the prophet of God. There was only one test to prove the true God: the God that answered by fire upon the altar of slaughtered bull, shall be the true God.

So the prophets of Baal killed their own bull first, cut it into pieces and laid it on the altar and began their chanting from the morning till evening, calling their god to send fire upon the alter and consume the offering, but there was no response from it. Their time was up. Israel was fed up with them, let Elijah come up and call the name of his own God too. So, Elijah arranged another altar, put the woods in order, killed the bull and cut it in pieces. He laid the pieces on the altar and the people watched. They watched how he would call down fire from the sky. THEN, ELIJAH DID THE MOST ABSURD THING: instead of calling fire down, he ordered water to be poured on the offering upon the altar and around the altar. Then, he dug a trench around the altar and commanded water to be poured on the offering till the trench was running with water all around the altar. Altogether, four potful of water were poured upon the altar three times to make a total of 12 pots full of water poured on the offering upon the altar. The people were astonished. They were looking for fire; he drenched the altar with water.

Then, he prayed.

1 Kings 18:37-39 NKJV
[37] Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that You are the LORD God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again."
[38] Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench.
[39] Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!"

The most interesting thing about this whole episode was that, not that the fire came down alone, BUT THE FIRE CONSUMED EVERYTHING ON THE ALTAR AND LICKED UP THE WATER THAT WAS FLOWING AROUND THE TRENCH.

That was where I was going....THE FIRE LICKED UP THE WATER and there was no water on the altar or around the altar again. THE WATER EVAPORATED UP.

And after all the prophets of Baal had been killed, Elijah had said to king Ahab:
1 Kings 18:41 NKJV
"Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain."

THE SKY RUMBLED WITH A PREGNANCY OF HEAVY WATER...IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE WATER ON THE ALTAR HAD EVAPORATED!
I learnt in my secondary school, that when water evaporates, the vapour go up into the sky to form the water that pour down upon us as rainfall.
Probably it was the evaporated water from the altar that provoked the divine massive evaporation from the sea and the sky turned black in a short while:

1 Kings 18:44 NKJV
Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, "There is a cloud, as small as a man's hand, rising out of the sea!" So he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.'"

And in a little while, the black sky of pregnant cloud delivered a heavy downpour of rain the way it had never happened in more than three years.

1 Kings 18:45 NKJV
Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel.
This is a simple law of nature: WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN.
By divine inspiration, Elijah ordered the altar to be drenched with twelve pots full of water, running around the trench of the altar. By divine wisdom he knew that when the fire LICKED UP the water, it will provoke the DIVINE EVAPORATION FROM THE SEA and cause the sky to be black with pregnant cloud. This excites me a lot. What would I call this...? Biblical Geography? Or Biblical Meteorological Science? The Word of God is full of wisdom.

Now, I found this to be one of the secret of this Year of Great Things: There was famine in Israel and everywhere was dry. The boy with five loaves of Bread and two fishes submitted his on the altar and it evaporated and rained down volumes of bread and fishes that fed five thousand men without counting women and children; the widow of Zarephath placed her handful of flour and little oil on the altar and they evaporated to become a rainfall that fed all her household for many months.

About three ago, while we were having our end of the year retreat in Mount Zion, the Lord brought this same illustration before us, and commanded us to pour water on the altar of God as Elijah had done on Mount Carmel. He commanded us all in the ministry to empty our purse and pockets and accounts on His altar, and every one of us took his or her money to the Lord at that year's Cross-Over Night and placed them in offering bags in various places the Lord had led each of us. The offering was not dropped in our ministry. The Lord made us to understand that: AN EVAPORATED OFFERING FROM THE ALTAR PRODUCES SOUND OF ABUNDANCE OF RAIN.

Throughout this year, you must have water you would cast upon the Altar, if you must continuously hear Sounds of the Abundance of Rain that would translate into a heavy downpour of divine blessing and Breakthrough. You must keep the Altar of the Lord wet with offerings...Then, there will continually be Sounds of Abundance of Rain upon your head.
Keep the ground active with seeds...and there will be continuous Harvestings into your barns...

May the Lord give you abundance of Rain and Bountiful Harvesting in times like these.

MIKE BAMILOYE

18. Jan, 2015

DAY 18

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 18
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU ALONE"

Proverbs 20:7
The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.

2 Kings 10:30
And the Lord said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in doing what is right in my sight, and have done to the house of Ahab all that was in my heart, your sons shall sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.”

What did Jehu do? He obeyed The Lord in destroying all the Prophets and Priests of Baal. He mobilized the people to burn down all the groves and the shrines of Baal. He cleansed the temple of Baal worship. He eliminated Ahab and Jezebel and all his sons including all closed friends of the king. He cleansed the land and there was fresh air of God's presence again. Then, God was happy and vowed to him to make him sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generations. He had used his obedience to God to buy the throne for his children yet unborn.

This was exactly the case with Abraham:

Genesis 13:14-16
14. And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him:
“Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are — northward, southward, eastward, and westward;
15. for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.
16. And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.

Because he heeded to the call of God to depart from his father's house to the land The Lord had prepared to establish for him, The Lord was happy with him and made a covenant with him and his descendants yet unborn. His obedience bought for his generations yet unborn the entire land of Canaan.

But what shall we say about the likes of Gehazi, Ham, son of Noah, Prophet Eli, etc, whose disobedience, unrighteousness and misdeeds got a covenant of anguish and curse for their children and generations yet unborn?

Proverbs 20:7
"The righteous man walks in his integrity;
His children are blessed after him."

The Bible says the integrity of a righteous man that secure a blessing for his children. How are you doing, Brother? How is your way of life before The Lord, Sister? Because if God is so happy with your life pattern, and He blesses you, you could be securing a permanent covenant of blessing for your children and grand children yet unborn. That was the mistake of many people, they thought so many evil and unrighteous things they do is about their life alone. They thought their unfaithfulness before God is a personal thing. They thought if they refuse to fulfill the plans and purpose of God, it is a personal affair, they thought, if they decide to have affairs with their colleagues or bosses in the office, it is a personal affair.

But Joseph never thought so. Joseph possessed the revelation of the mind of God to understand that, he was a priest to the house of Jacob while he was in Portiphar's house. He knew he was carrying their destiny with him wherever he was going. He knew in the spirit, that the future of his children and the entire family was hanging on his neck. Actually, he was carrying the destinies of his children and the whole land of Egypt in Portiphar's house. So, if he had slept with Portiphar's wife, the whole house of Jacob would have fallen; the whole lives he would deliver in Egypt would have been in jeopardy. If he had committed that adultery with the woman, would he have gone to the dungeon? If he did not go to there, would he have met with the butler of the king who mentioned him before the king two years later? He would never have appeared before Pharoah either. Pharoah's dreams would not have got an interpretation and the seven years of surplus would have come and gone without any preparation for the draught coming. What of the house of Jacob?

They would have died of hunger with the rest of the land of Egypt what of Judah? Could he have survived the seven year severe famine? If he had died of hunger, then, Jesse would never have been born. And David would never have existed. And ... and the sons of David....would not have come. And ... what about Jesus Christ...the Son of David? I don't know.

But I have taken you down the lane to see the terrible implication of a five minutes 'fun" Joseph would have had with Mrs. Portiphar that afternoon. A whole lot of people born and unborn would have been affected negatively, by the 5 minutes enjoyment of a man who knew not his eternal worth. But thank God, Joseph possesses very sharp eyes of the future. He carried those people securely and safely to their destination without crashing the boat.

Some children of God thought their unfaithfulness and covetous spirit will have nothing to do with their children? It will. So also will your faithfulness, dedications, sacrifice and obedience.

It is just wise to understand that every unfaithfulness is a seed planted and every faithfulness and obedience to the will of God as Abraham did is a seed in the ground waiting for germination and harvesting in due time. You sacrificial offerings, your tearful obedience before The Lord, your double or triple tithes and outrageous offerings are not for you alone; it is a seed in the ground for you, your children and a lot of people whose destiny hangs on your neck. If the Lord had called you into ministry and you had disobeyed Him, it is not a personal matter; it is a matter that will affect your lie and your children and the lives of a lot of people you were billed to impact.

All those steadfastness in integrity in your office and at home, it of a very great reward. While all those "smartness" and unrighteous "moves" in the church of God or in your office, though securely concealed, but are serious seeds in the ground for our children first, then, a lot of people whose destiny we carry.

May The Lord open our eyes more to see that the promises of GREAT THINGS The Lord is placing before us require a lot of walking in integrity of heart and faithfulness unto God.

Be blessed.
MIKE BAMILOYE

19. Jan, 2015

DAY 19

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 19

"IDENTIFYING THE LAST MEAL"

1 Kings 17:8-12
8. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying,
9. “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.”
10. So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup that I may drink.”
11. And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”
12. So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”

During our recent drama mission trip to Australia, we met a Pastor who shared with us his experience with his congregation. He had a large congregation before, however they trimmed down to a very few number of people. He explained to us that, a lot of his members left when the church was about to buy a larger piece of land and he told the church. A lot of the members were people who were well employed and quite a number of them were in the medical field with very good pay packets. However, when they heard that The Lord needed their money to acquire a larger piece of land for a larger church building, they began to look for excuses to leave the church. So we met with a few number of church members. But the good thing in the whole matter is that, the land was eventually bought still. the Pastor had to rise up on his feet and put all his personal assets on line and still got the land for the church.

When The Lord wanted to build the Tabernacle in the wilderness, He told Moses:

Exodus 25:2-3,9

2. “Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering.
From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering.
3. And this is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver, and bronze;

9. According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it.

He commanded Moses to ask from the children of Israel for the materials to build the Tabernacle. He supplied Manna in the wilderness. He brought water out of the rock. He fed the people in the wilderness for forty years. They lacked nothing. He created the heavens and earth. He made all the minerals in the ground and made all the stars in the sky. He made Gold and Silver. Why didn't He just rain all the materials He needed for the Tabernacle in the wilderness? Why didn't He make Israelites pick all the Gold and Silver and all the materials that would build the Tabernacles right on the ground, the way they were picking the Manna on the ground early in the morning. Why didn't the Israelites just wake up early in the morning and found all what they wanted for the building on the ground of the camp. Why must they give to God out of their personal belongings? Why must God depend on the people to build His dwelling place?

Haggai 1:2-5
2. “Thus speaks the Lord of hosts, saying: ‘This people say,
“The time has not come, the time that the Lord’s house should be built.” ’”
3Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying,
4“Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?”

Is it that God could not move people from somewhere to rise up and build His house for Him? He could. Is it that God could not raise great help and a multimillion dollar company would just rise up and take up all the bills of the construction? He could. Why then, did He have to wait for some people who were not ready to build His temple, until the whole place was in ruin? Why must God depend on people to build His place of worship?

He could do it without them, but He wanted them to give Him an Offering. He desires an Offering from His people. So, the whole Tabernacle in the wilderness was, therefore, an Offering of the people to God. And He was delighted to receive the offering from them. So the entire construction was to the advantages and favor of the Israelites. It was for their good.

When God wanted to bless His servant, the widow of Zarephath, He dried the brook that gave Elijah water and stopped the ravens from bringing bread and meat to Elijah, and sent Elijah to go to the widow for sustenance. God said to Elijah, He had directed the widow to feed him. With what?

The widow had nothing but a single portion of food for a last meal. And yet, The Lord told Elijah, He had directed her to feed him. With what? Where was the food with which Elijah would be fed? Why would God direct Elijah to be fed by a widow who had no food but her last meal? It was because, God was about to bless the woman, but her faith must be tested first. She must believe the Word of God first. She must be ready and willing to give her last meal unto The Lord first.

1 Kings 17:13
13. And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son.
14. For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’”

Many of us, who have reached the point of our last meal several times, have missed the opportunity of releasing it to The Lord for a turn-around in their life. The jar of oil would not have ran dry and the barrel of flour would not have ran empty if we had been bold enough to release unto The Lord when The Lord needed our offerings and financial givings most.

Are you in the moment of serious financial hardship? So many debts have piled up and you don't know how to settle them? You have very little food and money with you and yet, you are confronted with evangelistic or mission's request for support all the time in your church or ministry. You are in serious financial mess, and yet there is a pressing need to support the church building project or give to missionary needs in your church or ministry or elsewhere The Lord is pointing your attention to. If you focus on the little in your hand, you will be tempted to ignore the call to give to The Lord. And if you fall into that temptation of ignoring your Elijah's request, you would be eating your last meal. Then, the blessing and covenant of Verse 14 cannot follow up for you:

"For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’”

When you are in serious financial mess and you have prayed for provisions, and it is time for The Lord to answer your prayers for breakthrough and divine provision, He would bring an Elijah on your way to place a demand on the little you have. It is Divine Procedure that must always be followed. God gave One Son, to have many sons. Abraham placed Isaac on the Altar to secure a renewed covenant of multiple children as the stars of the sky. Hannah gave Samuel to God first, before she was blessed with five more children. The boy with five loaves of bread and two fishes released them to Jesus before it could be multiplied to feed several thousands with twelve basket leftovers. Hear this:

Proverbs 3:9-10
9. Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the first fruits of all your increase;
10. So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine.

If you are in the habit of focusing too much on your financial needs, you cannot have the spirit of identifying God's Elijahs. When it is time to build for God, and you withdraw your hands, the house of The Lord will still be built, but you have missed a great opportunity for continuous refilling of your cruise of oil and bin of flour. You must understand the divine strategies of living successfully in a moment like this. There is serious famine in the world all over, but there is always an Elijah's dimension to the famine situations, that is why, despite all famines and dryness, The Lord would still do great things in the lives of His children. Identify your last meal. Identify your Elijah's dimension. Plant your last meal for a continuous bountiful harvest. That is one of the secrets of living in continuous season of Harvest.

This post first came out last year April, when we had never even started of building our office. But the Lord is making us bring this message out again for the blessing of His children, because it is a Biblical Principle of continuous blessing in the time of famine. It is unbreakable.

Amen.

Remain blessed.

MIKE BAMILOYE.

20. Jan, 2015

DAY 20

DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAY PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 20
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"THE WAITING PERIOD"

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Hebrews 6:13-15
13. For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,
14. Saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.”
15. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

The spirit of Waiting and Patience is gradually flowing away like the Jordan River that empties itself into the Sea of Galilee. Motivational speakers are teaching us to take all that belong to us NOW. We are being told severally never to take "No" for an answer, even from God, Who determines the End right from Beginning. We are taught to move in the direction of the Impatient World where everything is becoming Instant. The other time, I was watching on television, a new technology which has made some type of food to be packaged in a sealed wrapper and anytime, any day, you can still eat them very hot without warming them. The patience of rightful cooking is fading. So, we have "Drive through Eateries", where you don't have to get down from your car before you are served. "Instant Noodles', 'Instant Soup', 'Instant Slimming Tablets' that make it unnecessary to exercise or watch what you eat, etc. 'Instant Marriage' makes it possible for you walk-in with a young man or lady and walk-out of the church or hall already joined together in Holy Matrimony without any fanfare or much spending. 'Instant Prayer' where your answers come NOW without any waiting.

We want all our miracles NOW. We want all our provisions from God NOW. We want all the promises made by God to be fulfilled NOW. No Waiting Period, no Preparation, no exercise of Patience, nothing about accepting God's Appointed Time. Even after Abraham had waited for more than twenty years for the Lord's promise to be fulfilled, on the day the Angels of The Lord came to Abraham's tent to break the News of his answered prayers, the Angel still said:

Genesis 18:10
And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.”

There is still time of life or Appointed time for the fulfillment of every promise of God. So you come across verses like:

Genesis 30:22-23
22. Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.
23. And she conceived and bore a son, and said, “God has taken away my reproach.”

Exodus 2:24-25
24. So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
25. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.

Psalms 40:1
I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry.

Psalms 25:21
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You.

You have to add to your virtue, Much Patience, if you desire to inherit the fulfillment of whatever Promises The Lord has made to you. Your hastiness and impatience will produce for you, Ishmael, the seed of a bond-woman, while God was patiently working for you a Covenant Child: Isaac. Ishmael produces long-term pain and tears for future generations. Imagine, if Abraham had got no Ishmael, the world would have got no "Children of the Bond-Woman" troubling us today, to contend with. Can you imagine the long-term pain your impatience could cost you and all around you including your children, and your glorious destiny?

A darling sister was waiting on God for a husband, and we were all feeling for her and begging that God would surprise her. She kept waiting and later began to grown impatient. At every meeting, she would approach me and lament her ordeal, and we would encourage her to wait. One day, at a program, she approached me, and looked at me very depressed and said; "Daddy, I have waited enough....I am getting weak. I have tried my best...I am getting tired already...Daddy...I repeat, I have waited enough..." I looked back at her square in the face and I said, "If you are tired of waiting for The Lord, what else would you do? Would you go back into the world because you are waiting for a partner? There is only one option left for you now after all this waiting: And the option is Wait for The Lord."

The next time I would hear from her, she came for another program with her wedding pictures. She had married. And we were dazed. She began to bubble for joy in our midst. Wearing a smile all around. Well, we thanked The Lord for her life and for answered prayers, even though, it looked so strange. Next, we did not hear of her again for some time. Then, the news came that she had died. She died in the hospital after a protracted illness. She died without a noise. Nobody missed her. It was strange that she could die so cheaply like that and there was not even an announcement of her passing away amidst the brethren. She had died and was buried before we got to know. We were later told that she got married to a married man, and the little time she spent after her wedding was a hellish one, before she became sick with a strange infirmity and died. Impatience!

This morning, I bring to you this precious Counsel from the Word of God:

Hebrews 6:13-15
13. For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,
14. Saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.”
15. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

What has The Lord promised you? What are you looking up to God for? If The Lord subjected Abraham, His friend, to a Waiting Period, before he could obtain the Promise from The Lord, you are no exception. Your time will surely come.

Remain Blessed

- MIKE BAMILOYE

21. Jan, 2015

DAY 21

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 21
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"THE DAY JESUS' FRIEND DIED"

John 11:1-6
1. Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
2. It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped
His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.
3. Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom
You love is sick.”
4. When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
5. Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6. So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.

For many years I never stopped wondering about the Eleventh Chapter of John and the above passage in particular. I never stopped thinking why Lazarus who was so much loved by Jesus Christ would suffer such confusion and eventually die of his infirmity. I never stopped wondering why Mary who had lavished a costly ointment on anointing Jesus’ head would suffer such disappointment. She had desperately sent for Jesus to rush down and heal His dying friend, her brother, and Jesus stayed two more days where He was, without hastily leaving and rushing down. The Bible described Lazarus as the brother of Mary, who bought that costly alabaster oil and broke it to anointing Jesus with it. She so much reverenced Jesus that she bowed at his feet and wiped His feet with her hair. Mary had invested so much on Jesus. Her sister, Martha was the lady who was so hospitable to Jesus, running around to prepare food for Him, while Mary sat at her feet listening to His precious word. Jesus was so happy and comfortable branching off to their house to eat. He loved Mary, Martha and Lazarus, their brother. They are one of those close friends of Jesus Christ.

Now, the only brother of Mary and Martha was terribly sick and was dying. What did you expect? Their very good friend, Jesus, was the Great Healer. He raised the dead and healed the blind. They were friends to the Jesus of Nazareth, so they would receive His help fast, in case of any emergency. So they thought.

But they got the shocking of their lives when they sent for Jesus to come quickly and heal their dying brother, His friend, and instead of rising up and rushing down, the Bible says, He stayed two more days where He was. In fact, He even said to His disciples that they should go somewhere else (Judea) for evangelism. Does this thing make any sense to you? When you think you love Jesus so much, when you think you have done so much for Him and His Kingdom; and when you think you have invested in the matter of the kingdom so much that, if you call The Lord once, He would answer twice, but when you run into a serious problem or when you are in the tight corner of life, you call upon Him urgent, but He seems to have travelled on a more important errand.

Jesus loved Lazarus so much, that when he was sick, Jesus, his friend was not there. When he was dying of the sickness, and Jesus was sent for, He deemed it fit to continue what He was doing for two more days. He did not count the healing of his friend so urgent.

Does this also make any sense to you? Despite your love for Him, and your deep sacrifice for His Kingdom; despite your prayer life and worshipful attitude to Him, has it ever happened to you that the healing you counted so urgent was not urgently responded to by Jesus? It baffled me until I saw the reasons why. It baffled me, that Jesus did not show up when Lazarus was sick. He did not show up when his friend was dying. He did not show up when he just died, and his dead body was just warm and fresh. He waited till His friend died and then, announced to his disciples: "Lazarus is dead". Even then, by the time He and disciples got to Bethany, where the man died, the man had been dead for four days.

He was already buried and decomposing. Jesus came too late, you would think. They sent for Him. He came. But not at the time they wanted Him to show up. He still eventually came at His own time and still performed the miracle. However, it was a higher miracle He performed.

I wondered for long why Jesus would play with the life of His friend and relaxed when he was expected to rush down and heal him. I wondered for long until I got the answer.

He did not prevent Lazarus from getting sick; no one would see the glory of God in that. He did not heal him of his sickness. In the time of Jesus, healing the sick was becoming a cheap miracle. I think he did not want that for His close friend. Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Great Healer, would have thought of how best to compensate His friend Lazarus; He would have thought of greatest wonder, one-of-a-kind, first of its kind that he could give to His friend. He would have thought of the type of honor Mary, Martha and Lazarus, who loved Him deserved. So, when the devil thought to afflict Lazarus with sickness and throw his sisters and their house into sorrow, Jesus was watching from afar.

So, He waited for him to fall sick. He refused to respond to their call, because healing him would not bring much glory. When he was dying on his sick bed, Jesus announced to His disciples not to panic:
When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
(John 11:4)

He told them, the sickness of Lazarus was not unto death, but that God might be glorified through it. Whao! I never knew there are types of sickness, afflictions, infirmity that were meant for God to be glorified. I never knew until I understood the story of Lazarus, the friend of Jesus.

If Jesus had showed up at the time Lazarus had just died and his dead body was warm, He would have raised him up immediately. But that miracle was no longer special at the time of Jesus. He had done it severally to many people including the only daughter of Jairus (Luke 8:41-56). But he wanted something special for His friend. And He wanted some wonders to happen in the house of Mary and Martha. So He waited till the body was buried and decomposing before showing up.

John 11:35-37
35. Jesus wept.
36. Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!”
37. And some of them said, “Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind,
also have kept this man from dying?”

Even the Jews questioned in their hearts. They wondered why Jesus who loved Lazarus so much could not prevent him from dying. I think Jesus wept, when He imagined the pain, the embarrassment and disappointment Lazarus and his family would have passed through, while they were waiting and expecting Him to come and help them. Does that make any sense to you? That He felt your midnight cries? Your embarrassment for trusting Him? Your shame for waiting on Him to response to your tears and heart pain. He felt it too. But He has His own timing for answering every prayers. And whenever He desires to perform some special wonders in the lives of those He specially loves, He takes His time.

Show Time!!!. Miracle Time!!! He is the Resurrection and the Life. Lazarus has died for four days. The longest days for any dead body Jesus raised up in His earthly ministry. He wanted to give that Golden Medal to His friend. He wanted His friend's name to enter the Miracles Book of Records. He reserved that honor for His friend. He called him out of the grave. Lazarus came out! No more stinking! Full of glories! Ha-a-a-a-a! The first miracle of its kind! He made Lazarus broke the record of the dead persons He had raised who stayed dead the longest. He gave the Gold Medal to His friend. That singular miracle went viral. It led to the conversion of several Jews who were hard-hearted. It raked souls into the Kingdom. God was glorified.

John 11:45
Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him.

Then, check this out:

John 12:1-2,9
1. Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead.
2. There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him.
9. Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.

Bethany suddenly became popular, and Lazarus became point of description of Bethany. Lazarus became highly famous. He sat at the high table with Jesus. Bethany became a sudden tourist place and their house became number one in the town of Bethany. Many people were traveling down to Bethany and to see, not only Jesus, but Lazarus upon whom The Lord performed the miracles. He became a symbol of the miraculous power of Jesus. No one gathered like that in Jairus house. Lazarus' miracle was a Golden one. Specially reserved for him by Jesus Christ. But with a higher price of enduring shame, disgrace, embarrassment and disappointment while waiting for Jesus to answer their prayers. An unimportant personality suddenly became a celebrity. Famous, enviable and much sought out for, in the whole environment. Jesus paid them back for all their love for Him. Many of us pray for Breakthrough, but we never wanted to wait for God to be glorified in our lives. Even when, Lazarus was dead for four days, Mary and Martha were still believing that Jesus could raise him.

Have you ever understood the full meaning of this song, when you sing it:
In my life Lord...Be Glorified! Be glorified!
In my life Lord...Be glorified...today!

Can you wait for The Lord to be glorified in your life? When you feel, you love Jesus with all your life and heart, but you feel He has unduly delayed answers to your prayers, wait and check if He is not waiting to do something new in your life.
Remain Blessed

- MIKE BAMILOYE

22. Jan, 2015

DAY 22

23. Jan, 2015

DAY 23

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAR THINGS"
DRAMA MMINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 23
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"ENEMY CHALLENGING YOUR GLORIOUS VICTORY"

1 Kings 19:1-3 NKJV
[1] And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, also how he had executed all the prophets with the sword.
[2] Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time."
[3] And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

He had just called down fire from the heaven with his prayers. He had just brought down rain upon the nation after a protracted draught. He had just single-handedly executed all the 450 prophets of Baal by the Kishon River, for deceiving the people of Israel (I Kings 18:40). Then, when rain began to fall heavily, an astounding power came down upon him and he outran the horse of Ahab to the gate of the city (I Kings 18:46). He was a great prophet full of God's anointing.

However, after that great victory, Jezebel, the wife of Ahab, became furious and vowed to take revenge on Elijah: she sent a message to him to prepare to die the second day. What would you expect a man who executed 450 fake prophets to do? What would you expect a man who prayed down fire from heaven to do? What would you expect from a man who outran a war horse to do when a mere woman boast at him? But, Elijah became afraid and ran out of the city again. A man who was given all those successes and breakthroughs could not stand before a woman. A man who killed 450 men and outran a war-horse was running away from a woman. Apparently, the devil spoke through the woman to challenge the victory he got.
IT WAS A STRANGE POWER CHALLENGING HIS GLORIOUS VICTORY.

Check this out!

2 Samuel 10:18-19 NKJV
[18] Then the Syrians fled before Israel; and David killed seven hundred charioteers and forty thousand horsemen of the Syrians, and struck Shobach the commander of their army, who died there.
[19] And when all the kings who were servants to Hadadezer saw that they were defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and served them. So the Syrians were afraid to help the people of Ammon anymore.

That was a great victory of David. He led his army to kill seven hundred charioteers and forty thousand horsemen of the Syrians, he killed the commander of the army of Syria. And the rest allied kings came and submit to David for peace. That was a great Victory. A GLORIOUS VICTORY.
However, in the next chapter, the enemy struck heavily at the breakthrough he got in the war.

2 Samuel 11:2, 4 NKJV
[2] Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king's house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold.
[4] Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house.

By staying behind at home while he was to be at the battle ground of the next war, he fell into the devil’s hand and allowed his Glorious Victory to be challenged and rubbished by the devil. The great victory given to him by God was followed immediately by a fall into an ignoble act: adultery, deceit and murder.
THAT WAS A STRANGE POWER THAT CHALLENGED HIS GLORIOUS VICTORY

Look at this
Exodus 32:15-16, 19 NKJV
[15] And Moses turned and went down from the mountain, and the two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand. The tablets were written on both sides; on the one side and on the other they were written.
[16] Now the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God engraved on the tablets.

That was a great victory for him and Israel. He had seen God. He had stayed in the powerful presence of God for 40 days. God had come down to him and had written with His fingers instructions on two tablets of stone. The tablets bore the very handwriting of the fingers of God. He had been given the complete dimensions and measurement and architectural designs of the Tabernacle in the wilderness. And as he was coming down the mountains after the glorious encounter with God, what welcomed him to the camp was the golden calf the people had created. In anger and disappointment, he smashed the two tablets of stones upon the rock before him and the stones shattered into peaces...the Handwriting of God, gone.

[19] So it was, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. So Moses' anger became hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain.

And my third example was Peter. After he was credited by Jesus Christ for saying correctly the Revelation of the mind of God concerning who Jesus was, and Jesus Christ had said the Church of God would be built upon that revelation, he became highly elevated among the rest disciples.

Matthew 16:17-19 NKJV
[17] Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
[18] And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
[19] And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

But, immediately after this, Jesus began to share with the disciples about His next divine step, how He would go to Jerusalem and be crucified there. Peter who had just spoken by divine revelations was taken over by the devil to speak out the mind of the devil to Jesus. So, Jesus fired back at Peter:

Matthew 16:22-23 NKJV
[22] Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, "Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!"
[23] But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men."

There were many instances n the Bible to show that the devil hate your victory. He detests your success. He always wanted to attack you whenever you are victorious or successful. After every celebration, he would want to attack the celebrant child of God, so that he could give him or her sadness or confusions or disappointment after the remarkable major victory.

What does this teaches us? Watch out for any demonic opposition or satanic confrontations after your glorious victory and God-given success. Don't ever be carried away by your breakthroughs and successes as to forget that the enemy can rubbish, in one day, the success and breakthrough that took you one year to accomplish. BECAUSE HE HATES YOUR SUCCESSES AND BREAKTHROUGHS. And he would like to take the Success and the Breakthrough away from your hand by making you do things that would anger the Holy Spirit as David did.

Have you heard of husband fighting with his wife after having a very great and successful crusade? Have you heard of men of God falling into terrible scandals after moments of successful ministerial exploits? Have you ever encountered some things making you angry or irritated after having a wonderful experience in the Lord's presence? Anytime the Lord God gives you a major success or victory, what out,, the enemy must be lurking somewhere to confront you and rubbish the great victory.

YOUR BREAKTROUGHS WILL NOT TURN TO BREAKDOWN THIS YEAR.

Can you remember any instance of attacks after victories in your life? How did you go over it?

MIKE BAMILOYE

24. Jan, 2015

DAY 24

25. Jan, 2015

DAY 25

26. Jan, 2015

DAY 26

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 26
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"HIS PRESENCE AND HIS PERMISSION"

2 Kings 6:1-7 NKJV
{1] And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us.
[2] Please, let us go to the Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there, and let us make there a place where we may dwell." So he answered, "Go."
[3] Then one said, "Please consent to go with your servants." And he answered, "I will go." [4] So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees.
[5] But as one was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, "Alas, master! For it was borrowed."
[6] So the man of God said, "Where did it fall?" And he showed him the place. So he cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float.
[7] Therefore he said, "Pick it up for yourself." So he reached out his hand and took it.

The sons of the Prophet desired for an enlargement. They wanted an increase. The loved to have expansion of their abode. Their desire was a good one. Their ambition was right, they never wanted to inconvenient the man of God any more. They wanted to move on so that the man of God could be comfortable and they too could be well positioned for further enlargement. So they approached the Prophet and made their intensions known to him. Surprisingly, the man of God said "Go". He gave them the permission to move on. He supported their desire and gave them his blessing. Was that not all they desired? The blessing of their leader. The man had given them permission to leave and build a place for themselves. They were now free.

But these sons of the Prophet were very wise. They discovered that receiving the permission was never enough. They knew that the master giving his consent was not as perfect as their master following them to where they were going. Apart from the Permission of their Leader, they desired passionately, his Presence, and that would guarantee them that their master was happy with where they were going. So, they begged him to go with them and supervise the construction of the enlargement. And he consented to go with them. That was their saving grace.

The presence of the Prophet saved them from serious setback. They would have engaged in a fruitless labour. They were cutting down trees with which they would make their pillars for the tent, and their major instrument fell into the river. The axe-head was a borrowed one. And all works stopped. that would have been the end of their expansion dream. They would have returned in shame, because the man who was cutting the trees was already crying or lamenting for the borrowed axe-head that had slipped into the river and sank deep into the river bed. They cried unto the master who had followed them to that place. The Prophet stood up and cut a little wood and threw it on to the spot where the axe-head had hit the water and sank; suddenly, a miracle occurred: the borrowed axe-head floated back onto the surface of the river and the men stretched out their hand and picked it. HIS PERMISSION WAS NEVER ENOUGH...IT WAS HIS PRESENCE THAT MATTERED MOST.

THAT GOD GAVE YOU HIS PERMISSION TO DO A THING DOES NOT MEAN HIS PRESENCE WOULD GO WITH YOU...SO, HIS PERMISSION IS GOOD...BUT HIS PRESENCE IN WHAT YOU DO AND WHERE YOU GO THAT MATTER MOST.

Look at this situation again. This is more graphic:
Israel had sinned against the Lord in the wilderness and God was angry and promised He would not go with them in the journey any more. Then, Moses stood in the gap and said If His presence did not go with them, they would not want to move further from where they were.

Exodus 33:13-16 NKJV
[13] Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people."

[14] And He said, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
[15] Then he said to Him, "If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.
[16] For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us?...."

WHY IS HIS PRESENCE MORE IMPORTANT THAN HIS PERMISSION? He said..."My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest".
HIS PRESENCE BRINGS REST OF MIND in your journey of life and on what you do.

THE LORD COULD GIVE HIS PERMISSION TO WHAT HE DOES NOT SUPPORT...
BUT WOULD NOT BRING HIS PRESENCE TO WHAT HE DOES NOT SUPPORT...

Many times, we force the Lord to give us His permission to embark on our on journey...to fulfill our own desire...to accomplish our own purpose. Many times, we conceive a project or business, finalize the idea and bring it before Him to bless it, and after quoting series of scriptures and concreting the scriptures with some prayers and fasting sessions, plus some amount of money to drop at the altar as paid vows, we would assume all is well now and the permission has been secured to proceed in the project or the business. AND WHEN THE AXE-HEAD FALLS INTO THE RIVER, WHO WOULD YOU CALL?

Some Businesses of some children of God are operating under God's Permissive Will.
Some Projects and Programmes of some ministers and churches are existing under God's Permissive Will.
Some brothers are still going to the wedding altar, stubbornly, after several warnings from the Holy Spirit against the sisters they insisted on marrying...WHEN THE AXE-HEAD INVENTUALLY FALLS INTO THE RIVER, WHO WOULD YOU CALL?

In Numbers Chapter 11, Israel were craving for meat in the wilderness and were crying that the Lord was not able to cater for them again. God became irritated and said He would give them meat to eat for many days. He listened to their craving and request and gave them what they wanted, delicious meat. They gathered quails and roasted, boiled, sun-dried the meat. But as they were eating it, God's anger moved against them and struck them for eating what He had provided.

Numbers 11:32-33 NKJV
[32] And the people stayed up all that day, all night, and all the next day, and gathered the quail (he who gathered least gathered ten homers); and they spread them out for themselves all around the camp.
[33] But while the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was aroused against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very great plague.

Psalm 106:14-15 NKJV
[14] But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tested God in the desert.
[15] And He gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul.

What do you really crave for? HIS PERMISSION OR HIS PRESENCE...in all you are doing?

Once you have His Presence,...you gain His Permission
But you might gain his Permission without securing His Presence.

Seek His face in your decisions.
Bring Him into your plans.
Take time to know His mind concerning any plans and ideas of yours...If He does not give His consent, then, His Presence will not go with you on the matter...But when you know an idea and a plan of yours is His will and purpose...then, His Presence will be there to support and help you.

IT IS NOT THE PLAN OF MAN IN THE WORK OF GOD THAT MATTERS...
BUT THE PLAN OF GOD, IN THE WORK OF MAN...

Remain Blessed.
MIKE BAMILOYE

27. Jan, 2015

DAY 27

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 27
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"MY DEAREST MARRIED SISTERS" (Part 1)

1 Corinthians 7:4-5 NKJV
[4] The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
[5] Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 NKJV
[10] Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband.
[11] But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife.

Over the past one week, I have read of about two or three celebrities who have just divorced their husbands. I had read the news of their wedding, splashed over pages of news papers, I had seen pictures of the weddings of many of them greatly colourful and prestigious with gorgeously dressed well-wishers, friends and relatives pouring accolades upon the brides and the grooms. However, in most cases, the stories changed immediately after the wedding funfairs. One or two years after one begin to hear stories of how they have been enduring each other since they got married, and how they could no longer move on with their irreconcilable differences; and how they suddenly discovered they were not compatible and it was better they parted ways. Last year, I read of a celebrated societal wedding that crumbled in three months.

What would amaze one is that, many of these couples had moved with each other for more than two or three years, and in fact, many of them had sinfully lived with each other for one or two or even three years before finally deciding to go to the court and the altar for solemnization of their matrimonies. One would wonder why they never discovered the incompatibility at that time. One would wonder why they never saw all those irreconcilable differences all those times they were all over each other. It baffles an ordinary mind, why these demons rear their ugly heads the moment they return from solemnizing their marriage. The moment friends and relatives gathered before the altar or before the marriage registrar to witness their open declaration as "Husband and Wife", it would be as if they enter into a territory they have to fight to retain. Two years ago, I saw the celebrated news of a 72 hour marriage. The marriage crumbled in three days. The same TV reported who reported the celebrated wedding came back to report the celebrated divorce.

Now, among the children of God, today, we are beginning to record silent and secret divorces with many coming out in the open to back it up with the Word of God. In many place, where divorce is not mentioned, there have been glaring separations between husbands and wives, though they still live together and go to church together. Many ministers of God have separated from their wives without divorcing them to avoid possible scandals and repercussions upon their ministry.

What devil is against marriage?
What demons are always waiting to attack after the Wedding ceremonies?
I have heard of couples who began their conflict right during the honeymoon.
And I have heard of couple who began having nightmares few days after their wedding.

I may not be able to mention all possible causes in this post, but the Lord is placing it on my heart to mention JUST ONE OF THE DEVILS that usually raise his head to attack homes and marriages of couples.

I hereby refer to the Bible passage above.

1 Corinthians 7:4-5 NKJV
[4] The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
[5] Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

If the Bible affirms that a married sister does not have exclusive authority over her body, but the husband has; and the husband does not have exclusive authority over his body but the wife has, why is the devil usually waging wars against this authority? My wife wrote in one of her books: "When a man is well fed at home by his wife, he will have no reason to eat junks outside" And that is talking about sexual intimacy between the husband and wife. But many of our Dear Sisters have failed woefully on this ground. If this is the major temptation that come against a man, then, is it not wise for a woman to braise herself for it? I was previewing one of the latest Mount Zion movies and I came across this same issue: the man, a devoted child of God almost fell into a female co-worker's trap. When he was recounting his experience to his wife, she became angry that her husband allowed himself to get to such extent of almost falling. Then, the man shook his head sadly and looked at his wife and accused her of taking her body away from him for too long. She had been married to her career. She has always been too busy at work and whenever she comes back home in the evening, she is always of no more use to her children or her husband. So, for almost two months, she has not felt her husband needed her. She felt nothing. She missed nothing.

If it is a common knowledge that there are carnivorous ladies everywhere around: at offices, on the streets and even now in the church, ladies who could go extra miles to seduce other women's husbands and steal their hearts with their seductive bodies, why can't a woman enter her marriage with preparation to defend her home and marriage with all she is and all she has? Why can't a married sister give all she is and all she has to build a hedge around her husband?

WHAT DOES A LADY IN AN OFFICE OR STREET HAS THAT YOU DON'T HAVE AS A VIRTUOS MARRIED LADY?
You have the beauty...because, if not, the man would not be dying to have you in the first place. So you are beautiful to him, that was why he married you.
SO, MY DEAREST MARRIED SISTER, YOU HAVE WHAT THE LADIES OUTSIDE HAVE.

Remember, according to what my wife said in her book: "When a man is well fed at home by his wife, he would have no need of eating junks outside". When you give your husband all the love he deserves at home; when you consider your bedroom roles as a ministry to your husband; when you determine to sacrifice to satisfy your husband, whenever he calls; and when he knows he has a wife at home, who lavishes him with love and care all the time, not the one who grumbles and nags and gives insensible conditions at the odd times; when he knows there is a woman at home who would not deprive him of her body, all his heart will always be at home, whenever he is out of the house. Even, when he travels, he will always be longing to come home, and he would have no problem resisting strange women in offices out there.

I consider this a serious battle from the side of the devil: The spirit that always make a married sister keep her body from her husband instead of releasing herself with all her heart. I consider it a manipulation of the devil against the man, when she suddenly begins to become nervous and defensive whenever it is bedtime. I consider it a great counsel of the enemy when the marriage bed that should be honourable and undefiled becomes a battle ground between a man who is being consistently deprived of his conjugal right and his wife who carries, at every bedtime, a bag full of complaints and conditions.

I consider it a temporary relief from grief, when a married sister is always happy that her husband has travelled out of town, so that she could, at least, sleep peacefully now without any disturbances; because, when the man is becoming comfortable not touching his wife as frequently as he used to do; and he no longer has the usual drive he used to have towards his wife, then, something has began to seriously go wrong. It is either anger and bitterness have killed the man's drive or the man has reported the matter to God and asked Him for grace to hold on or the devil has secretly presented to him alternative girl-friends on pornographic pages or websites. Basically speaking, the devil has entered the union at that time, and he could strike at any time unless the situation is quickly remedied.

I refer again to my key passage, this is what the Lord said:

1 Corinthians 7:5 NKJV
Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

SO GOD KNOWS AND HE HAS SAID IT, THAT WHEN A MARRIED COUPLE DEPRIVES EACH OTHER OF THEIR BODIES, SATAN CAN COME WITH TEMPTATIONS...UNLESS IT IS DONE FOR A BRIEF TIME FOR SOME SPIRITUAL EXERCISE....
And the Bible affirms that they should come back together again...as quickly as possible to avoid the Satan's manipulations and temptations.

My Dearest Married Sister, no strange woman in offices, campuses, streets and even in the church has a power over your husband, because you have the greater power over your husband, only if you use the power to protect him "in season and out of season". Do you know Hagar, Sarah's househelp, as mature and probably beautiful as she was had no power to seduce Abraham, until Sarah opened the gate of the fence surrounding her husband and let the househelp in. If you do not over-estimate your husband's "faith" and "spiritual strength" or take his desire for you for granted and you stand your guard as Gate-Keeper in your home, and give yourself as a sacrifice onto God on your husband's altar, you have a greater power over your husband than all seducing ladies conspiring against him.

Sisters, I am aware, there are many areas the husbands also falter. some husbands would never still be satisfied even if their wives were to give all they knew to give and give up their bodies completely on their husbands' altar. I know there are areas to be addressed on the part of men. BUT I AM LED TO SPEAK TO THE MARRIED SISTERS TODAY. GOD WILL SPEAK TO US MEN LATER...AND ADDRESS OUR ISSUES.

Be blessed.
MIKE BAMILOYE

28. Jan, 2015

DAY 28

29. Jan, 2015

DAY 29

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 29
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"MY DEAREST MARRIED COUPLES"

Genesis 2:18, 21-24 NKJV
[18] And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."

[21] And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
[22] Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
[23] And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."
[24] Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

When the Lord made man in the Garden of Eden and gave him commissions to tender the garden, and the man had given names to all animals and birds, we read afterwards that the Bible saying: that God said: "It is not good that man should be alone" So God determined further, "I will make him a helper comparable (similar, looking like or resembling) to him."

In the previous post, we were made to begin to understand the war the devil has been fighting against home and marriage; we saw how he is pulling apart many married couples and how he has been turning off the heat of intimacy between married couples.

Do you realize that the major operation of the devil is always to walk in opposite direction of God? I know you are aware that the devil always wants to do things that contract the wills and the ways of God. He loves to make man contravene divine orders. He takes delights in making man disobey God his Creator. He works tirelessly to work against the Lord God and makes man stand with him against God. So in the matter of this very important Institution of God, he has manipulated many children of God to co-operate with him against God in the matter of godly homes and marriage.

When God says something is not good, it means: He hates the thing. SO WHEN THE LORD SAYS "IT IS NOT GOOD THAT MAN SHOULD BE ALONE" It means, He hates the idea of man being alone. He dislikes it and it is against His will and anything contrary to His will amounts to breaking of His divine laws. However, that thing the Lord hates, the thing which He declared "Not good", is what the devil is using to attack many marriages.
When the Lord said it is not His will that man should be alone, it means, it is not His will for the woman too to be alone, but that the two of them should live together, stay together and enjoy companionship and intimate relationship. THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD which the devil has been working against all the time.

Matthew 19:4-6 NKJV
[4] And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,'
[5] and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'?
[6] So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."

Today, career is putting couples asunder. Today, business and desire to travel abroad is putting couple asunder. Today, employment and jobs are creating separations between married couples.

Certain jobs and career have endangered the homes and marriages of many married Sisters. The jobs may be bringing money home and putting food on the table, but removing peace and satisfaction and marital fulfillment from home. We have come across many loving couples who are living separately because of their jobs. Some COUPLES are weekend-married couples: the husband or wife only come home every Friday and return to his or her base; SO, DURING THE WEEK, the man cooks in the kitchen and even bath the children and take them to school before going to his work. Some women's careers take them i from home as early as 6.00am daily and bring them back home at 10pm every single week day, and even on many occasions, their attentions are needed on Saturdays and Sundays; taking them away almost completely from their children and husbands.

Matthew 19: 6
So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."

On the basis of the Word of God, NOTHING IS GOOD ENOUGH TO PUT HUSBAND AND WIFE ASUNDER.
No career is good enough
No job promotion or employment opportunities are good enough reasons to place a married couple in separation.
No Greener Pasture or Green Card or Visa Lotteries are good enough reasons for the husband and wife to live hundreds or thousands of miles away from each other.

On many occasions, my wife and I have come across men and women who are living nations apart from each other. We once met a woman who travelled to US and had been there for more than fifteen years, living in her brother-in-law's house. She had travelled to US briefly in search of job opportunities, with the hope of getting a job and inviting her husband to join her. She got a job but her husband insisted that she should come back home. She had tried to persuade her husband to come over till her visiting visa got expired and she got stucked there. Now after almost twenty years, the little girl she left behind had graduated from university and her husband had since married another woman and had children. The last time we visited the church where we met her, she had eventually came back to Nigeria to a destabilized marriage she left alone untendered and to estranged children she had left behind unloved. IT IS NEVER IN THE PLAN OF GOD FOR MARRIED COUPLES TO LIVE APART.

FIGHT TO STAY TOGETHER AT ALL COST.
RESIST ANY SEEMINGLY "GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY" PLOTTED BY THE DEVIL TO SEPARATE YOU FROM YOUR HUSBAND OR FROM YOUR WIFE.

The devil is ravaging homes and marriages of Christians with subtle separations and divorces, and resulting in distorting the lives of the children.
Do you know that some ministers of God are playing into the devil subtle tricks?

When a minister of God travel out of the house on ministrations and outreaches for weeks, living his wife alone to battle the affairs of the children; sleeping in hotels and guest houses, eating sumptuous meals and being treated as king by many hosts and organizers of programs; jumping from conferences to conventions and from workshops to seminars; taking his breakfast in Abuja Sheraton on Wednesday and his dinner in Portharcourt Protea Hotels, while the wife batttles with what to give the children back at home in Lagos, this is like drinking the Holy Communion wine with the devil's glass cup. GOD NEVER PLANNED MINISTRY THAT WAY.

God never planned that in ministry, your wife will be suffering at home with the children while you, the man of God, will abandon home for such an unacceptable long time. A schedule of a man of God should be planned in such a way that, the wife and the children will not be left behind for long, before coming back home to be with them and fill the home again as the father to the children and husband to the wife and priest to the home.

When some wives of men of God are complaining that their husbands are living them alone too frequently, some men of God would pick a fight and think the woman is not mature enough in ministry matters. How do you want a woman to feel, who had been left home for five to six weeks, to cater for three or four children alone, while the man comes back home briefly only to carry his bag and his Bible to honor another series of invitations that would last another two to three weeks.

Eventually, the devil comes home to visit some of these women and plant in their heart seed of bitterness and stubbornness against the husband, resulting in serious attacks against the home and marriage. GOD NEVER PLANNED THE MINISTRY THIS WAY.

When the Lord said, "...the TWO shall be ONE FLESH". It means, YOUR COMPLETENESS is in your TOGETHERNESS.

Remain Blessed.

MIKE BAMILOYE.

30. Jan, 2015

DAY 30

31. Jan, 2015

DAY 31

DRAMA MINISTERS YEAR OF GREAT THINGS
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS OF PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 31
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"NAKED...AND NOT ASHAMED"

Genesis 2:20-25
20. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every
beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
21. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept;
and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
22. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into
a woman, and He brought her to the man.
23. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.”
24. Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
and they shall become one flesh.
25. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

When The Lord created Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden and committed into their hands the ministry of taking care of the Garden - the Vineyard of The Lord, the Bible declared that they were both left 'naked and were not ashamed'.

In my personal understanding of the Word of God, spiritually speaking, what does that mean? It simply means the will of God for husband and wife. It means the foundations of Godly marriage for husband and wife. It means the desire of God for a Godly home and the marriage He instituted in the Garden of Eden. What does "naked and not being ashamed, therefore, means between Adam and Eve in the Garden?

It means OPENNESS. It means NO SECRECY. It means the way God created a Godly marriage from the beginning is that NO SECRET SHOULD BE BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE.

It means, it is the will of God, as He had laid the foundations of Marriage at the beginning that, there shall be no hidden secrets between a husband and wife. There shall be Openness between them. The Husband shall not have any hidden secrets against the wife and so also shall the wife not have any skeleton in her cupboard she is hiding from the husband. This is the way The Lord instituted a Godly Marriage that will fulfill destiny and invoke Heaven on Earth and will live above shame.

Many Christian marriages have crashed internally. Many Christian marriages have broken down right inside the house, but people still see the couples very normal. Many children from Christian homes are in agony of heart, because of the crisis they witness regularly between their parents. Many Christian couples are divorced already, but the marriages are just being held together temporarily. And many separated and divorced couples are still living under the same roof and some are even sleeping on the same bed but their hearts are already completely divorced and separated. Yet they come to church. they sing in the choir and do the works of church workers and participate in the prayer and worship programs. The Devil hates united Godly marriages.

Many of the reasons for these Marriage crises are based on secretive lives of husbands and wives. The foundations of Godly marriage as instituted by God have been destroyed by living with hidden secrets between each other. A lot of husbands have lot things they have hidden away from their wives. A lot of sensitive information they have kept away from their wives they claimed to love with all their heart, so the devil, the Prime Enemy of Marriage has got a foothold in such marriages. A lot of wives have many secret things, sensitive information about their lives, about their age, family, career, academic life, they have kept away from their husbands, and has, therefore, been living in fear and guilt all along with their husbands.

Some husbands have lied about their real age to their wives, some men have love child they had got when they were still in the darkness of the world and they have found it difficult to inform their wives even right from the courtship period. They had hidden the secrets till they got married and till the marriage have produced one or two children. All along, the guiltiness will be the weapon the devil would be using to hunt them in their marriage life.

Some Christian wives have secret lovers and properties while some husbands have secret business dealings somewhere else. When SECRECY and FALSEHOOD dwells in a marriage, the devil becomes the co-tenant in that marriage till the issues are dealt with. And the children born under the roof of Falsehood and Deception are in danger of Perpetual Life of Unrighteousness and Lies.

What is the way out? The Foundation must be corrected. All Secrets must be brought into the Open. Repentance, Openness, Confessions and then, FORGIVENESS on the part of the Other Party.

If we must experience Great Things from the Lord and we desire an Open Heaven upon our marriage and home, the foundations must be corrected. It is well with your marriage.

You are Blessed -

MIKE BAMILOYE

1. Feb, 2015

DAY 32

DRAMA MINISTERS “YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 32

“OUR CHILDREN UNDER ATTACKS…”

PROVERBS 22:6
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

EPHESIANS 6:4
“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”

When I was in Form One and Two in the secondary school, I was influenced by my friends to be sneaking out of school after morning registration. We would attend the first lesson and sneaked out of the class, crawled out of under the wire-fence and hurried off to Rainbow Cinema, Idi-Oro, Mushin, in the rowdy part of Lagos City. Every day, between 10am and 12pm was Chinese films at that time. Then, we would sneaked back into the school and mingled with the students during the long-break time.

I was so much engrossed in this that I knew so many of the names of the Chinese fighters. Consequently, therefore, my character was adversely affected. I was easily irritated. One afternoon, in the school, after coming back from the film show, I picked up a quarrel with a boy and instantly, I began to kick my legs and fling my arms in a Kung-Fu fighting display before a large number of the students. I wanted to fight. I wanted to experiment all what I had been watching in the Chinese films. I was in Form Two (JSS II) at that time.

That is always the problems with electronic media; there is always the tendency for children to attempt to experiment what they watch in movies. I once heard of a young boy who, after watching a hard-core pornographic movie, pounced on his younger sister and raped her.
Sometimes in the early 1980s, to be precise, around 1984-85, in the Western Region part of Nigeria, there was a demonically-inspired Yoruba local language tele-drama running on all the major television channels of the region at that time. The tele-drama invoked a temporary curfew upon the streets of all towns and cities of the region at that time. Whenever the drama was about to begin, people would literally desert the streets to watch the drama and the streets would be flooded again with noisy people after the one hour tele-drama. It was so captivating. Both young and old were usually glued to the TV set to watch the drama.

One of the negative effects of the drama was the desire of many people to be as powerful as “Fadeyi Oloro” the powerful diabolic man in the Yoruba drama. During the time the tele-drama was making waves, a newspaper carried the bad news of two young boys who were playing in their parent’s house after school. The two of them had decided to re-enact the powerful man in the tele-drama; so one of them went to carry his father’s gun the way “Fadeyi Oloro” used to carry a local gun about. And in the process of playing, he shot the gun at his brother, the same way the bad man always shot at people. The gun sounded and the boy fell down, rolling in the pool of his blood. He killed his brother, while trying to experiment what they had watched in the TV drama.

Do you know of children animated TV series called: “Courage, the Cowardly Dog”? My daughter and my second boy liked to watch that one too when they were very young. My daughter was so attracted to it, till we patiently began to notice what the tele-drama always portray. An evil spirit would come troubling the house of his master, the terrible looking dog would be the first to wake up shaking all over, and at times, he trembles so badly as the evil figure approaches, that all its teeth would begin to fall off.

At times, the evil invaders were usually portrayed as a terrible looking python, or a shadowy shapeless phantom, that would look frightening to even the adult. On many occasions, my daughter would wake up in the morning with a load of nightmares and her mother and I would have to spend sometimes to pray for her and assure her from the Word of God that she now belonged to Christ and that the Spirit of Christ lives in our house.

We did not initially perceived that those children movies might have been having some negative effects on her. It took sometime before we knew.
The movies and cartoons for the youth of today are the most terrible. Many of those movies and cartoons for the teenagers and the youths are laced with apparent witchcrafts, sorcery and magic. And many of the movies display outright sexual suggestions, corrupting the minds of our youths and breaking down their walls of moral virtue. Some cartoons and movies are supposed to be meant for adults, but they are deliberately targeted towards innocent and simple-hearted children.

A man or woman who desires to fulfill God’s divine mandate in life would, therefore, determine to take charge of his or her children and bring them to live their lives under the supervision of the Lord Jesus Christ. A minister of God must, in addition to other qualities, be able to rule his house well and must have his children in submission with all reverence. A person who wants the plans and purpose of God to be established in his life would be very concerned with the spiritual conditions of his children.

Are you concerned about the programs your children watch on the television? Do you care about the movies they watch in their bedrooms? Do you take time out of your busy schedules to sit down with them and watch those cartoons that have captivated them so much? Have you taken time to know what those cartoons and children movies are teaching your children? Do you check what they have on their phones?

Those video games you bought for them, have you considered what lessons they have been learning from it? You will be amazed how some video games teach a lot of violence, stubborn and senseless adventures. Most video games are embedded with bloody violence and high-level brutality, yet many Christian parents allow their children to sit down with this and play the brutal and violent games.

When you understand that the covenant of the Lord for your life may not fully be fulfilled without the full spiritual co-operation of your children, then, you will do all you can to protect them from the evil influence and impacts of the present day children movies, television dramas and video games.

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Remain Blessed,

- MIKE BAMILOYE

2. Feb, 2015

DAY 33

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 33
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"OUR CHILDREN UNDER ATTACKS....Part 2”

GENESIS 18:17-19
The LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,
seeing that Abraham shall become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by him?
No, for I have chosen him, that he may charge his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice; so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him."

Those demonically organized subtle idolatries are not packaged against the youths and adults alone. The devil has subtle ways he wars against our children too. When the Lord made a covenant to Abraham, the fulfillment of the covenant manifested through his children. The fulfillment of many of the Lord’s covenants upon our lives depend majorly and mostly on the relationships of our children with God.

The Lord promised to make Abraham Father of many nations; but, if Isaac had lost relationship with God, the covenant would have been broken. So the Lord continued the covenant upon Isaac by saying: “I am God of Abraham and Isaac”. So the covenant of God for Abraham was established by the relationship of Isaac, and his son Jacob who had twelve sons that produced the house of Israel.
So we have a huge responsibility in making sure our children are in good relationship with God.

May I share with you an astonishing revelation concerning the media revolution of this time? Do you know that 95% of the children TV programs and movies today are not actually made to positively educate the kids. Are you aware that the arch Enemy children’s souls have actually crafted out a lot of children TV programs and movies to indoctrinate, enslave and lure them into demonic activities which will eventually bind their mind and lure their souls into hell?

Today, it will take a lot of spiritual discernment and investigations to know which children cartoons or kiddies’ movies are thoroughly clean for your children to watch. A lot of children cartoons and movies today teach our children voodooism, witchcraft, spiritism, levitation, necromancy and sorcery, etc. You watch children cartoon with subtle lessons on witchcraft and sorcery. You see children attracted to children movies which display a character in the movie with extra-ordinary ability to predict future events or foretell situations and circumstances; you see children getting very interested in movies showing a character with super ability to transform himself to anything or disappears at any moment of danger.

How often do you see in children movies or cartoon characters in the movies floating in the air in defiance of the law of gravity? That is levitation. How often have you seen in children movies, some children characters in the stories going to ask for directions or helps from a spirit character who appears and disappears at will? That is spiritism or necromancy. The deceptiveness of all these movies stands on the fact that they all seem very interesting and harmless, but underneath are lessons that have no positive usefulness to these children.

I have seen, on some occasions, in a popular children cartoon: “The Simpsons” where Mr. Simpson and his wife were on bed or out of bed kissing, then, I would ask: what do the producers want the children to learn from this? Curiosity! Unholy curiosity. Many seemingly harmless children cartoons dump devious immorality into the curious simple minds of these children. While we fathers are buried in the loads of our official works and the mothers are busy making their food in the kitchen, we keep our children busy with many of these spiritually injurious children cartoons and movies.

It took me sometime before I could discern some serious threats to children’s spiritual development in “Tom and Jerry”. One of the most interesting and creative children cartoons is “Tom and Jerry”.

I like to watch it with my children when they were growing up. We would watch and laugh for a long time. On some occasions, I had gone out shopping for new series from the roadside hawkers. I like the concepts of “Tom and Jerry”. The creativities, the twists of actions, the mad chasings, the hypocrisies and craftiness of the cartoon characters are all very enticing to viewers.

However, later, I began to see beyond the playful fighting and the crazy chasing and running of the two animals. I began to see the concealed lessons and subliminal principles therein. It is very simple to discern. It is the fundamental basic structure of the entire concept of “Tom and Jerry”; and that has made the cartoon to be popular for decades. That has been the reasons why children, youths and many adults love to watch them: It is Offence and Revenge.

One must offend the other and the other must take revenge; and the other must take his own pound of flesh on his partner and his partner must go all out for “an eye for an eye” and “a tooth for a tooth”; and they go on and on like that. When one take vengeance on the other craftily and the injured one screams in pain, that is when the children would laugh and would be waiting eagerly for the other to fight back and take his pound of flesh. The children would watch with delight as Tom sets traps for Jerry and lures him into the trap; the children would watch joyfully as Jerry craftily ensnares Tom and makes him weep. There are no lessons of forgiveness and tolerance in “Tom and Jerry”. It is all about offence and revenge. That is the basic principle of the popular cartoon.

No wonder a lot of children are quarrelsome at home. No wonder a lot of these children are very noisy and confrontational. When you have two young boys at home, and they are seriously possessed with this spirit of offence and revenge, then, you will be saddled with the burden of settling rifts at all times. That spirit will rule out forgiveness and reconciliation. That spirit is opposed to endurance and tolerance. You see one of the children seeking ways of taking revenge on his or her siblings. It is a terrible spirit.
How can we build up holy, obedient, responsible and respectful children under these unhallowed conditions? How can children and youths grow in a Godly way watching these types of unconsecrated children cartoons flavored with subtle immoral, violent, destructive and seductive actions?

When my children were very young, my daughter and my second son love to watch one of these children animation movies, “Samura-Jack”. Even, I myself always look forward to the movie towards evening, whenever they came back from school. My children always follow the series. It was an interesting and action-packed children cartoon. Then, what was the story of “Samura-Jack” all about? Violence, vengeance and display of supernatural courage. But he must secure his victory by his sword with his mastery of Chinese Kung-Fu. He must think back at the numerous evils that the wicked character “Mojo-Jojo” had done him, and he must take vengeance at all cost.

When we went to Perth, in Western Australia and during one of the drama lectures, I taught this lesson on the harmful effects of some children cartoons to our children, one of the pastors confirmed that the addictive watching of a children cartoon “TellyTubbies” nearly impaired the speech of his little child. He suddenly discovered that his little child no longer talked fluently, but preferred nodding, shaking his head or grunting, just like those characters in “TellyTubbies” Until someone whose child had once been affected told him to stop his child from watching that particular cartoon.

Am I against our children watching interesting children movies and cartoons? No, up till now I still love: Walt Disney’s “Bambi” and “Aristocats” and some few others I had sat with my children and watched when they were growing up. But, the import of this post is: we should not be praying and fasting for O Open Doors and neglect to watch out also for the subtle ways the devil invade the hearts of our children too.

May the Lord give us wisdom.

MIKE BAMILOYE

3. Feb, 2015

DAY 34

DRAMA MINISTERS “YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 34

“ OUR CHILDREN UNDER ATTACKS…Part 3”

I SAMUEL 1:11
Then she made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head."

I was teaching a Christian drama class in Hamilton, Canada, and I drifted away to this topic about the evils hidden in many of today’s children and youths’ tele-drama and movies. I was explaining the solution to it and a man sitting in the third roll of the class spoke up what he thought the main solution might be: Finding time to sit down with your children to watch their movies and cartoons with them so as to turn it to a Bible Study, pointing out to them whatever are evil and injurious to their spiritual life.

However, is that all we have to do? Are you going to be around most of the time the children are watching movies and Hollywood television drama? Today, there are movies for both youths and adults, on many smart phones. Today, many movies are accessible on the internet. They leave homes and go to schools; some of them are in the boarding houses. So, there is no way you can always sit down with them to watch all the movies they will have access to. Therefore, what must we do to help them and protect them from the mad influx of these evil movies sent forth from the pit of Hell to enslave their minds and lead them to perpetual ungodliness and an obvious eternal destruction?
My wife did what amazed me in the morning of her 48th birthday.

It fell on the second day of the tenth anniversary convention of The Vision Carriers, The Women Intercessors for Drama Ministry, and we were all lodged in the hotel of the venue of the convention. Far before the day break, very early in the morning, I heard her whispering prayer voice agonizing on the bed, praying for our children and mentioning their names one by one. That was not the strange thing. She is used to praying for them exceedingly. However, what moved me that morning was what I was overhearing from her agonizing prayers. As she continued to pray
for them, then, she began to sob and say:

“Lord, there is only one thing I request from You on my Birthday. Just one thing I want You to do for me, Lord. Just One thing, and this is the only one thing, Lord. Please, just keep these children in Your will, Lord. Let them love and serve You, Lord. Let them be what You want them to be, Lord. Preserve these boys and the girl for Your plans and purpose, Lord….Do this for me, Lord, as a gift for me, on my Birthday…this is the only gift I desire from You today on my birthday…”

I too was praying at the time, but I was pleasantly distracted by that agonizing prayer points. It was very moving that a woman would ask God for a Birthday present, and all she would ask for was that the Lord would make her children love Him and serve Him; and that the Lord would preserve the children in His will and give the boys the right wives and the girl, the right husband at the appropriate time. That was the Gift she requested from the Lord, on her Birthday. She placed her children on the Lord’s altar.

Therefore, far from trying to watch movies or cartoons with our children in order to guide them, we should place them on the Lord’s altar daily: praying for them, interceding for them, sowing abundant seeds of prayers and intercessions into their future. Praying ahead for their marriage and the persons they would marry; praying ahead for their future home.

You must pay that price of constantly and ritually placing them before the Lord always; mentioning their names one-by-one and declaring the Word of God over them. Calling their names one after the other and prophesying over their lives.

For a long time, my wife always send text messages of Bible verses to our sons on campus, for them to read in the morning. And whenever, the boys had some emotional or spiritual problems on campus, they would call me, their father and explain it.

Apart from praying for them, we kept the communication door open between us and them. So, we talk a lot. We made sure they are not able to keep secrets from us. We made them have confidence in sharing their problems with us.

Sometimes ago, my wife and I were far away from home, on an invitation outside the country. And, one morning, I decided to check my son on the Facebook. I have been doing that from time to time. I always read the chatting and the communication thread; I always go over his page to check the type of friends he is keeping. On many occasions, I have called him on campus from home to ask information about some things I saw on his Facebook.

That morning, I called him when I checked him on Facebook and saw him in a picture, sitting down in the midst of some girls. I asked when he took the picture and on what occasion. He explained it was during a ceremony on campus and everybody was just taking pictures. I told him the implications of just taking pictures with just everyone anyhow. I told him to remove it immediately and when I went back to check his Facebook page, the picture was no longer there.

I had corrected him on some careless chatting and reckless communications on the social network. I had made him to understand that people would easily measure his spiritual life and virtue by what he says on the net. I had warned him on the long-standing repercussions of chatting irresponsibly with friends. I had taught him to let his conversations and chatting be loaded with Word of grace and spiritual words.

In another particular morning, far away from home, in another country, I decided to check his Facebook page again and saw his profile pictures like that of a popular worldly musician. He stood, turning the side of his face to public view. Next, he wore a large black sunshade looking like one of those worldly rappers. From far away outside the country, I called him immediately and registered my displeasure at his new profile picture on Facebook. He was surprised that I was monitoring him, even from afar.

I demanded that he removed the picture immediately and replace it with a picture of where he was well dressed like a responsible young man; or like an evangelist or a pastor would decently dress. When I got to the site the next day, he had replaced the picture with a very decent one. That is what I call Parental Watchover.

Don’t be tired of correcting your children. Many of us have turned our children to some little gods that must be corrected or lashed with strong words. That was the mistake of Prophet Eli, who honored his children more than the Lord’s instructions. Correct your children. When he is sagging his trousers, tell him to pull it up. When you begin to notice an awkward hairstyle on your son, register your displeasure immediately. When you are noticing some bad friends around him or her, speak out instantly. They are not yours. They are God’s heritage, placed in your care and you will give accounts to God on how you handled or mishandled them.

Remain Blessed
– MIKE BAMILOYE

4. Feb, 2015

DAY 35

5. Feb, 2015

DAY 36

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 36
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"MY DEAREST SINGLE SISTERS"
(Tribute to My Wife - Sister Gloria Bamiloye)

Proverbs 31:10-12, 23, 28, 30 NKJV
[10] Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.
[11] The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.
[12] She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.

[23] Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.

[28] Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:
[30] Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Yesterday, February 4th, 2015, was my wife's 51st Birthday. And this year would be the 27years since 1988 the year we got married, when she was only 24 years old and I was 28. Since then, we have travelled through the thicks and the thins together, we have climbed the mountains and descended into the valleys together. We have faced adverse physical and spiritual situations together. We have both confronted together, daunting challenges that have stood and those that are still standing against our lives and ministry.

Yesterday, she was 51 and she got phone calls and congratulatory text messages on phone and on Facebook page throughout yesterday till late in the night. Our two sons brought her gift - two digitally painted pictures of her early years on film set. And I also bought her a small teddy bear. The several phone calls and congratulatory messages of the birthday made us feel a large crowd of well-wishers had attended our birthday party. Thank you all.

But what is special about this great woman is when I remember how we started and how we have been journeying this journey since then. And when I recall some of the things that happen today among our single and marriageable sisters, I cannot but give praises to the Lord God who brought this simple and humble sister my way several years ago.

I have written this story in some of my write-ups and in one of my books, however, there is need to recall some of it for the benefit of some of our single sisters who might need to learn from it. I graduated from higher institution in 1983 and served in 1983/84. Right from the Campus days, I had been involved in drama ministry, all through my Youth Service, I was sending drama scripts back into the fellowship for drama presentations and I would travel down from Plateau State to direct the rehearsals and participate in the major drama presentation on Drama Night.

After my Youth Service in 1984, I was involved fully in campus drama evangelism with the fellowship drama group, travelling to other campuses and churches outside the campus for drama presentation. And Sister Gloria was among the new members that joined the drama group.

In 1985, sometimes in early July, I proposed to her to marry me and she told me she would pray over it. On August 4th, 1985, she revisited my proposal and said "Yes" to it. So, our journey began. Now, the real issue was that, I had nothing. I had nothing physical or material that any lady could be proud of. I had only one single room, with one bed, one table and chair, a standing hanger where I hanged my few fading shirts and only one suit which I used to iron from time to time and red tie from special occasion. Inside the single room was my cooking stove and a dilapidated standing fan, which had lost its foot and the head was tied facing the bed. And of course, a precious item - my bookshelf serving as a small library.

So, when Sister Gloria visited my abode for the first time, these were all I had and she saw. My physical and material possessions could never be compared to what I was on the campus. "Bro Mike" was famous among the fellowship as a "gym-gym" brother full of zeal for drama and drama only. And the drama group of the fellowship became the most influential of all the sub-groups of the fellowship, because almost all the executive officers became members of the sub-group, including the President and the Vice-President and the General Secretary of the Christian Fellowship. So I was so rich in spiritual substance and full of great visons, but had no enviable physical or material possessions any young lady could be proud of.

But, when Sis Gloria entered my room, one afternoon, she never saw all those things I mentioned but only one thing arrested her attention: my bookshelf containing several spiritual books, including the books of Kenneth Hagins, Oral Roberts, T.L. Osborne, Osward J. Smith, etc. She hasten to the shelf and shouted "Whao!", and she sat by the bookshelf and began to look at those precious books she had longed to have and read. Ah!. I was happy I had what she wanted and desired. She wanted spiritual books that would make her grow. And I had just that! All other things never mattered to her.

I had nothing physical, but I had a great vision of the future and she embraced that vision with all her heart and might. When her senior brothers and her parents were demanding from her to know the work that her fiancée was doing that could qualify him to marry her, she stood on my behalf to defend me before her people that I was into drama ministry and there was a great future ahead of us. He people could not see what she was talking about, because I was already on full-time drama ministry and I had no physical enviable thing they all could hold on to. They were furious with her and thought she must be out of her mind to have decided to marry "a man who has no job and no physical possession and no appreciable future". When we informed them we wanted to get married three years down our courtship, they revolted and my Mummy ( my elder sister), led the war to Sis Gloria's parents to warn them never to give their daughter to me in marriage because I had no job to take care of their daughter. She stood by what God had told her about me, that there was a great future ahead of us.

The Lord convinced them all and they supported us and we married in 1988, three years after the Mount Zion ministry launched. And our journey to that future began.
AND 27 YEARS AFTER, WE ARE STILL ON THE JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE.
WE HAVE NOT YET ARRIVED THERE, BUT OUR STORY HAS BEEN GETTING BETTER
THAN WHEN WE BEGAN THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER.

Now, to my Dearest Single Sisters, a lot of us are missing it today. A lot of us have been seriously deceived and misled by erroneous marriage teachings and lectures of confused marriage counselors and teachers. A woman was once invited to one of our sisters' conference, invited to come and minister to our single sisters. She mounted the pulpit and shocked us by saying, no sisters should marry any brother who is not materially capable of being a husband. She said she also counseled her daughters to be gathering as many materials as possible before getting married; that her daughters must go into marriage with enough self-sufficiency. She ought to have got a lot of things like fridge, electronic gadgets, dinning sets and other things that could make her stand tall as a self-sufficient lady. I told my wife, that the woman would never be invited to any of our conferences again. He teaching was confusing.

I heard some marriage teachers taught their single sisters to check the Bank Account statement of the man who come proposing to them before they consider their proposals. If the Bank Account is very lean, then, they need not bother themselves considering the proposals. Some sisters would go and pay visit to the houses and apartments of the men who proposed to them, before they could begin to consider their proposals.

A young brother who had waited for almost a year before the sister finally said "Yes", later came back to me after almost one year of courtship, to tell me that the lady suddenly began to ask some strange questions about his projections for the future and what he hopes to achieve and possess in a year's time and what he hopes to acquire in two years' time; the amount he hope to have saved for the wedding in two years. And when he told the sister that he was not sure of the amount he could save for the wedding neither does he have any future projection, but he is a minister of God and she could see all the works he has been doing for the Lord and he knows the Lord has a great future for him as he keeps serving Him. This made the sister began to reconsider the relationship. Then, she said later, that she didn't think they were compatible, because she thought he had no future plans.

Meanwhile, such sister would readily believe a lie. If the brother had began to blow an invisible trumpet of himself and began to paint an unrealistic picture of his future for this same sister, she would have believed everything. If the brother had said something like "making a saving that would enable him acquire a jeep in a month to their wedding; and how he would tender a business proposal before an oil company or come up with a business idea that could fetch him some millions, which would afford him an opportunity of purchasing a duplex apartment in Lekki part of Lagos, the sister would readily believe that he had a future plan. She would take him for a very serious-minded marriageable brother.

We have come to a strange generation where lies sell heavily than the truth. We are now in a season when our young sisters believe a man by what they see of him physically or how sweetly he could run his mouth by saying big and boastful plans and not by what they spiritually perceive of him. This is a season when, it is the way you package yourself that many sisters take you, even if the fine shirts and suits with shoes were borrowed to be returned later.
MANY, NOT ALL. MANY OF OUR SISTERS LOVE TO BELEIVE IN LIES TODAY.

Some sisters' choice of who to marry would depend on where the man is working: Bank?, Oil and Gas? Real Estate? Insurance? Constructions? And some sisters' readiness to consider a proposal rests on the family status of the man who proposed: is the family rich and wealthy? Are they based in US or Canada or Germany or Asian nations? Famous and Influential?

Today, a lot of brothers love to live on lies and falsehood, because this is what many sisters want. I once read on the Whatsapp page of a young brother in Christ whom I happened to know. He wrote under his name, CEO of a Motivational and Purpose Group company and under this are about two or three website of his Motivational Purpose Company. In one of his write-ups, I read where he said: One day, as I was coming from my office, I saw....." When I read that, I wondered which office he was talking about, because, I knew him to be working as a shop attendant or sales man in a shop. I look at the picture he posted in his profile, he dressed up like a Director of a corporate organization, but he is a sales boy working in a shop. These are the type of lies many of our sisters love to hear before they could consider a proposal.

What does the Bible say about responding to marriage proposals?

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
[5] Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
[6] In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

A Christian lady who would have a great future and pleasant home would commit her ways, the proposals into the Lord's hand. I THINK THIS IS THE ACTUAL SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM: MANY SISTERS CAN'T WAIT BEFORE THE LORD TO KNOW THE MIND OF GOD CONCERNING WHO TO MARRY AGAIN.
MANY SISTERS ARE GUIDED INTO MAKING THEIR MARITAL CHOICES BASED ON THE PHYSICAL APPEARANCE OR MATERIAL OR FINANCIAL POSSESSIONS OF THE MAN, AND NOT ON THE LEADING AND CONVICTIONS OF THE LORD THEIR GOD.

If Sis Gloria were to consider my physical, material and financial possessions when I proposed to her, I would have been outrightly disqualified, because I had nothing but the burning visions to evangelize the world through Drama ministry. And if She were to consider my proposal based on my future plans or projections, she would never have considered me, because, I had no financial, material or physical future plan or projections at that time, but was only armed with evangelistic visions of the work of God.

And what are the unpleasant results of all these fake future plans and projections: because no life is secure except the ones hidden in Christ and entrusted in His care. Many of these future plans and projections flopped and they are castles built with sea-sand on a sea-shore, they crumbled fast when the foundation is not laid on the leading of Christ and the home is set on fake foundations and false projections. The banking industry is not what it used to be. The oil and gas industry is no longer like before. Considerations of your response to a proposal should never be based on anything physical or materials, but Godly leading and convictions after a lot of heart-searching prayers and humble waiting upon the Lord to know His heart on the man who proposed.

ONLY THE LORD GOD KNOWS THE FUTURE. THE BROTHER WORKING IN A BANK OR OCUPPYING A MANAGERIAL SEAT TODAY MAY BE DEMOTED BY CIRCUMSTANCES AND NEGATIVE SITUATIONS TOMORROW.
AND THE MAN WHO HAS NOTHING NOW MAY BE ON HIS WAY TO THE TOP VERY SOON.

So, physical or material status should never be paramount in considering marriage proposals, but the voice of the Lord who knows tomorrow. If you desire a peaceful home and fruitful marriage that will afford you the opportunity to be ministerially fulfilled, don't let any physical, material or financial things give you your husband, let the spirit of the Lord lead and convince you of who to marry.

You are blessed,
MIKE BAMILOYE

6. Feb, 2015

DAY 37

7. Feb, 2015

DAY 38

8. Feb, 2015

DAY 39

9. Feb, 2015

DAY 40

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 40
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"TO MY DEAREST HUSBANDS OF OUR DARLING SISTERS"

Genesis 2:18, 20-22 NKJV
[18] And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."
[20] So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
[21] And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
[22] Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

Did you wonder that after the Lord God had created everything: the heavens and the earth, the seas and the jungles and the abundant creatures in the seas and the birds of the air and the entire animal kingdom, and after he had created Man to tend the garden He made , and the Bible says in Genesis 1:31 that:
Genesis 1:31 NKJV
"Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day."

Have you wondered that the Bible says in Genesis 2:18 that:

And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."

In Verse 20, it is amazing that after Adam had given names to all animals and birds and things the Lord God created, the Lord God still found that SOMETHING WAS MISSING THAT MADE ALL HE HAD DONE INCOMPLETE....THE LORD GOD IN HIS INFINITE WISDOM SAW THAT DESPITE ALL THESE ACHIEVEMENT OF MAN, TO NAME ALL THE ANIMALS, BEASTS AND BIRDS AND THINGS IN CREATED IN THE GARDEN, MAN WAS STILL VERY INCOMPLETE...UNTIL HE CREATED HIM A COMPANION.

Genesis 2:23-24 NKJV
[23] And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."
[24] Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
and they shall become one flesh.

Therefore, MY DEAREST HUSBANDS OF OUR DEAR SISTERS,
THAT SISTER YOU MARRIED,
WAS THE LAST CREATION OF GOD IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
GOD WAS NOT EVEN SATISFIED AFTER HE MADE MAN IN EDEN, UNTIL HE MADE HIS WIFE WITH HIM.

Are you not surprised that when Jesus came into the world, he began His miracles and wonders by blessing the wedding at Cana of Galilee with a Miracle of Fresh Wine? So the Divine Pronouncement of Adam in the Garden of Eden was that:
YOUR WIFE IS THE BONE OF YOUR BONE AND THE FLESH OF YOUR FLESH.
SHE WAS TAKEN OUT OF YOU AND GIVEN YOU BACK BY GOD.

One of the mysteries of Wives is this: As handsome as you may be; as brilliant and knowledgeable as you may be; as spiritual and anointed as you may be,
YOU ARE NEVER COMPLETE AND YOUR COMPLETENESS IS IN YOUR WIFE.
WHAT IS MISSING IN YOUR PERSONALITY HAD BEEN TAKEN FROM YOU WHEN YOU DID NOT KNOW, AND HAD BEEN MADE INTO A WOMAN YOU NOW MARRIED.

That was the MYSTERY IN THE MATRIMONIAL MATHEMATICS OF GOD:

Matthew 19:5 NKJV
...'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'?

My Dearest Brother, Husband of our Sister, hear this question: If your HEART or your KIDNEY were to be removed from you and given back to you to keep securely: IS THAT HEART OR KIDNEY NOT PART OF YOU?
HOW WOULD YOU KEEP THAT PART OF YOUR BODY?
WOULD YOU LOVE THAT KIDNEY OR HEART OR YOU WOULD HATE IT?
WOULD YOU ADORE THAT KIDNEY OR HEART?
WOULD YOU LEAVE IT FOR DOG TO EAT?
WON’T YOU KEEP IT SECURELY BECAUSE IT IS PART OF YOUR BODY?

However, SHE IS YOUR MISSING RIB THAT PROTECTS WHERE THE HEART AND THE KIDNEYS ARE. A PROTECTOR OF YOUR HEART AND KIDNEYS AND LUNGS....ONE OF YOUR RIBS.

IT WAS REMOVED FROM YOU BY GOD, CREATED INTO A WONDERFUL LADY AND PLACED ON EARTH SOMEWHERE AND BROUGHT BACK TO YOU TO KEEP, NURTURE, NOURISH AND LOVE...because SHE IS PART OF YOU.

Ephesians 5:28-29 NKJV
[28] So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.
[29] For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.
That is the Verdict from Heaven:
HE WHO LOVES HIS WIFE, LOVES HIMSELF.
And it goes to mean in Words and Opposite: HE WHO HATES HIS WIFE, HATES HIMSELF.

My Dearest Husbands of our Dear Sisters, the Lord God never expected you to hate your wife but to love her, to nourish her and cherish her, JUST AS THE LORD LOVES THE CHURCH. Because, the Lord God MADE HER FROM YOU...SHE WAS PART OF YOU, no matter where she came from: East, West, North or South: the four cardinal points are mere geographical locations, your wife was made from your RIBS and could have been geographically planted thousands of miles far from you. Once you have located her...THEN,

Proverbs 18:22 NKJV
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the LORD.

This is one of the Mysteries of Matrimony. HE WHO LOVES HIS WIFE, LOVES HIMSELF; AND HE WHO HATES HIS WIFE, HATES HIMSELF...
BECAUSE YOUR WIFE WAS YOUR MISSING PART, RESTORED BACK TO YOU TO LOVE, CHERISH AND HONOR AND ADORE.

So all those bad things some Dearest Husbands do to their wives, are indirectly been reverted back to them...
So, all those bitterness and wickedness some men exhibit against their wives are only been done to their own image in the mirror...
So all those evils of cheatings and infidelity against their wives are indirectly working against their own lives.

My Dearest Husbands of our Darling Sisters, let me show you another mystery from these Mysteries of Matrimony that has reshapened my marital concept:

Ephesians 5:25 NKJV
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

This standard of Love set for us as Husband is a very high one: LOVE YOUR WIFE AS CHRIST LOVE THE CHURCH AND GAVE HIMSLEF FOR HER...What a great high standard set out for Husbands.
We as Husbands are to love our wives as Christ loves the Church as gave Himself for her. THIS IS A VERY HIGH STANDARD OF LOVE...AND THIS IS THE STANDARD OF LOVE THE LORD EXPECT YOU AS HUSBAND TO HAVE FOR YOUR WIFE.

What type of love did Christ have for the Church? He married her and gave Himself for her. This is High.
CAN YOU DIE FOR YOUR WIFE? That was what Christ did for His Bride, the Church.
DO YOU FEEL THE PAINS AND AGONIES OF YOUR WIFE? As your own Flesh and as Christ sympathizes and feels the pains of the Church. When Christ met with Paul on the way of Damascus, He accused him of fighting with Him, because Paul was waging war against the Church at Jerusalem.

SOME HUSBANDS DO NOT FEEL THE PAINS AND AGONIES OF THEIR WIVES.
THE CRYING AND THE TEARS OF THEIR WIVES MEAN MOTHING TO THEM.
THEY DO NOT FEEL THE SICKNESS AND THE AFFLICTIONS OF THEIR WIVES.
THE WOMAN IS DYING WITH LONELINESS AND DEPRESSION AT HOME, AND THEY FELT NOTHING...AS LONG AS THEY FEEL FINE IN THEIR BUSINESS AT THEIR OFFICES.

Some Ministers of God are culprits. They are married to their church and their ministry. They have neglected their wives and children at home and embraced their congregations as their children and immediate family. They are roaring lions at home and gentle lamb in the church before their congregations. They are loving Pastors in the church but cruel and affectionless husbands and fathers at home. Many ministers of God could travel away from home for several weeks staying in several hotels and suites provided by programs organizers while their lonely wives and children are languishing at home. They keep growing fatter with choicy foods of hotels while the wives are growing leaner out of immense domestic pressures. THEY FEEL NOTHING.

Now see the great Mystery that holds me spellbound:

1 Peter 3:7 NKJV
Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.

My Dearest Husbands of our Darling Sisters, have you not read this Verse before? did anything catch your attention therein? Did you see what I saw?

* Dwell with your wife with understanding. (You need understanding to dwell with her)
* Giving honor to your wife
* Treat her as a Weaker Vessel (the way you will treat ceramic vessels, fragile glass cups and expensive china ware)
* THAT YOUR PRAYERS MAY NOT BE HINDERED.

Ha-a-a-ah! This is Bible o-o-o-o!

SO THESE OUR WIVES CAN HINDER OUR PRAYERS FROM GETING TO GOD ....IF WE DO NOT TREAT THEM WELL, AND IF WE DO NOT HONOR THEM.

SO THESE OUR WIVES HOLDS A KEY THAT DETERMINES IF OUR PRAYERS WOULD BE ANSWERED OR NOT....This is Bible o-o-o-o-o! This made me shiver a lot.

We now know why the Prayers of many homes were not answered.
Now we know that SOME HUSBANDS ARE THE ARCHITECTS OF THEIR OWN MISFORTUNES....They have hated themselves at home, they cannot be favored outside.

Colossians 3:19 NKJV
Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.

NOW WE KNOW WHY SOME HOT PRAYERS AGAINST ENEMIES OF OUR HOMES AND MARRIAGES ARE RETURNED-TO-SENDERS....Because some Men are the enemies waging the war against their own marriage and home. They are embittered against their wives and they are praying for Divine Blessings. They hate their wives and never knew that they have hated their own self in the process.

TO THOSE WHO BEAT AND MALTREAT THEIR WIVES.....LISTEN:

EVERY BLOW OR SLAP YOU LAND ON YOUR WIFE...HIT YOU BACK IMMEDIATELY.
EVERY CURSE YOU RAIN ON YOUR WIFE....DROP ON YOU IMMEDIATELY.
EVERY HEART-BREAKING COMMENT YOU LASH OUT AGAINST YOUR WIFE...FLIES BACK AT YOU IMMEDIATELY.

Because....

HE WHO LOVES HIS WIFE, LOVES HIMSLEF; AND HE WHO HATES HIS WIFE, HATES HIMSELF.

Remain Blessed.
MIKE BAMILOYE

9. Feb, 2015

FINAL WORDS...

DRAMA MINISTERS "YEAR OF GREAT THINGS"
DRAMA MINISTERS 40 DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING - DAY 40
(January 1st - February 9th, 2015)

"HALLELUYAH!!!!!......THE SIEGE IS OVER"

Genesis 8:6 NKJV
So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made.

Luke 4:14 NKJV
Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.

The siege is over in your life and ministries. The siege is broken absolutely. You are released from every form of cage and spiritual imprisonment.

After 40 days, Noah opened the window of the ark, and bright light flowed inside into the ark - So, after this 40 Days Drama Ministers Prayers and Fasting, RECEIVE ABUNDANCE OF LIGHT INTO YOUR LIFE AND MINISTRIES AND RECEIVE IMMENSE SPIRITUAL ILLUMINATION IN YOUR SPIRIT. ALL CLOUDS ARE DISPELLED. ALL CONFUSSIONS ARE REMOVED FROM BEFORE YOU.....YOU SHALL SEE CLEARLY.

AFTER THE 40 DAYS AND NIGHT FASTING AND PRAYERS OF JESUS CHRIST, HE RETURNED IN THE POWER OF HOLY SPIRIT, AND GREAT WORKS SHALL BRING FORTH GREAT NEWS BEFORE THE WORLD.

MAY THE LORD MAKE A WAY FOR YOU IN THE WILDERNESS OF THIS TIME
MAY THE LORD BRING FORTH FOR YOU, RIVERS IN THE DESERTS AT THIS SERIOUS ECONOMIC CHALLENGES.

MAY YOUR HELP SHOW UP AFTER THIS 4O DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING, AS DAVID SHOWED UP AFTER 40 DAYS OF GOLIATH'S BOASTING, BRAGGGING AND BULLYING.

May the Lord Bless you

MIKE BAMILOYE