Treat the Knowledge of God as Life


There’s a story about a proud young man who came to Socrates asking for knowledge.

He walked up to the muscular philosopher and said, “O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.”

Socrates recognized a pompous numbskull when he saw one.

He led the young man through the streets, to the sea, and chest deep into water. Then he asked, “What do you want?”

“Knowledge, O wise Socrates,” said the young man with a smile.

Socrates put his strong hands on the man’s shoulders and pushed him under.

Thirty seconds later Socrates let him up. “What do you want?” he asked again.

“Wisdom,” the young man sputtered, “O great and wise Socrates.”

Socrates crunched him under again. Thirty seconds passed, thirty-five. Forty. Socrates let him up. The man was gasping.

“What do you want, young man?” Between heavy, heaving breaths the fellow wheezed, “Knowledge, O wise and wonderful…”.

Socrates jammed him under again Forty seconds passed. Fifty. “What do you want?”

“Air!” he screeched. “I need air!”

“When you want knowledge as you have just wanted air, then you will have knowledge.”

And what’s the best knowledge there is? The knowledge of God.

Treat God’s Word or the knowledge of God as life. You cannot survive on this earth without it. Eat it and breathe it every single day.

It’s way more important than knitting, gardening, or whatever hobbies that you have that occupies your time.

And if you’re ready, you will find it.

Welcome to May 2017

God knows that without Him, you can do nothing (Jn 15:5). He has made provision of mercy and grace to help you every time there is need (Heb. 4:16).

Whatever His will is, it is best thing that can happen to you. The will of God doesn’t always seem like it is good enough to many. So, they complain, murmur or outrightly depart from what they know as God’s thought.

I have a very good news for you. God’s will will not lead you to where His grace cannot carry you. That difficulty will soon melt in the presence of God’s grace.

If it looks like the trouble is persisting and mercy is delayed. Don’t be moved by the troubles; wait for the operation of His grace. It will definitely speak for you.

I have this spurring in my spirit to encourage this month.

EXPECT GREAT THINGS, AS GOD’S MERCY IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE OVER YOUR LIFE.

Welcome to May 2017, it shall be a great month for you.

Yours in His service,

Isaac Boluwatise

NB. Block your calendar for the next Higher Ground Rally. The date is Sunday, 18th June. Find the details at http://bit.ly/hgr0617

Happy Easter Sunday to You. He Lives

He went to the cross, looking forward to His resurrection. His death would be worth it, for He will also rise for us. It was impossible for death to hold Him captive. Victoriously, He arose on the third day. As the King of Glory, he did, providing us with forgiveness and justification.

The New Testament emphasises that we were raised with Him, never to die again. His resurrection spelt for us eternal life. We are no longer under the elementary principles of this world. The religious ideals that are not according to Christ.

If we mistakenly embrace these, we will be robbing ourselves of our rewards in Him, if we don’t even loose the connection we have with Christ.

Nothing matters to our walk with Him, than our faith and obedience to Him. We should now be mindful of principles spiritual, which heaven operates by; principles which are affirmed in heaven and which truly confirm whom we are in Christ.

Let us use today to remember that He is risen and alive, and that we are alive with Him. We are dead to the world. We are hid with Christ in God. We are seated with Him at the right hand of God. Principalities and powers are shamed and triumphed over. All these because He lives.
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Happy Good FRIDAY. It Is Finished!

Today is referred to as the Good Friday. There truly is something good about it. It was on this day close to 2000 years ago that the King of Glory was crucified. If they had known, they will not have done that. Good that they did not know. His sacrificial death on our behalf finished it all. 

Think about nothing else today. Let the word be on your mind and before your eyes; write it on a card, if you can. IT IS FINISHED! Read it. Think it. Say it. See it. IT IS FINISHED! The problem of sin and it’s attending functional effect is finished. He is not coming back for your challenges, infirmities, or weaknesses. He’s had them taken care of. Let this be in you, not just for today, but for the lifetime ahead of you. He settled the provision, once and for all. 

Today is not a day to mourn. It is a day of rejoicing. Let your soul praise the king of heaven. Lay the tributes of your lips at His feet. You have been ransomed, healed, restored, and forgiven. His praise for these should be evermore. 

Today we lay hold of the provision. We profess our faith in the finished work. We receive mercy and grace to help in time of need.

Rejoice! Share the good news with someone today. The cross was not just the place of His death; it was the place where He finished the solution and the provision that you will ever need. 

From all of us at IsaacBoluwatise.Org, 

Happy Good Friday to you. 

Welcome to April 2017. Make The Very Most of Your Time.  

“… although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world.” Heb. 4:3

God’s works concerning you are already completed. Surprising! Isn’t it?

The works of God only await the maturing of your faith (response), for them to fully manifest in your life. 

Many wait for the work of God, whereas the works of God await their mature response. 

God’s works will not be done in your life; they are already done. Faith sees it that way.  Even if the manifestation is pending, your works of faith must be on, even now. 

What are you doing in respect of that expectation that the word of God provoked in your heart? Faith doesn’t fold it’s hands. It is always at work, unless it is dead. 

Don’t let the devil mess you up by telling you to continue to wait. There is something your hands must find to do now towards that full manifestation. 

Make the very most of the time, buy up each opportunity, because the days are evil.  Eph 5:16.  If you continue to wait, doing nothing, you may be in for a rude shock. 

If your response is positive towards God, there is the wisdom He will teach you now, on the way to where He is leading you. By the time you are there, you will be glad that you followed His direction. 

What is needed for there is on today. Cooperate with God. 

If you are in the city of Lagos, you can join us at the April Edition of the Higher Ground Rally. You will be glad you did. 

Find the details at bit.ly/hgr0417

Welcome to the month of April. Make the very most of your time. 

Sincerely,

Isaac Boluwatise 

Welcome to March 2017

Lift up your head and stop dwelling on the past as you proceed into this month.

The Lord will do a new thing in your life, not for your sake, but for His own glory. He has formed you for Himself, that your life may proclaim His praise.

Expect new things; look forward to seeing a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

The tables are turning in your favour; the story is changing.

People and situations which did harass you will give you up, for they will honour God in your life because of what He is set to do.

Happy new month to you and all yours; get ready for a new testimony.

Isaac Boluwatise

We Are A Part of the Body of Christ

If we fail to remind our congregation regularly that we are a part of the larger body of Christ, than just our local church or denomination, we will end up with

  1. Christians who are raised to believe in their Pastor’s distinctiveness at the expense of other ministry gifts in the body of Christ. This is cultic followership.

No minister is anything in himself other than what he has been made to be to the body of Christ. Ministry gifts are to the body of a Christ; whatever each does is complementary to others. Paul plants, Apollos waters; increase comes from God.

  1. Christians who are raised to think that their church or denomination is better than every other, whereas no church is an island. This is denominational bigotry.

We are so interconnected that to think otherwise is dysfunctional. We fed from those before us and share with those around us. The body of a Christ is one. Jesus’ very important prayer is ‘that they might be one’.

  1. Christians who think that their teachings/doctrine is better than all others. This is Doctrinal pride.
    No pride/boast is right, unless it is in Christ. We are called to grow in the unity of faith. That growth is together with others in the body.

#selah

They Might Not Be Called For What You Want of Them


There is no man that is sent to everyone. It is God who determines the calling of His servants, not the people. They did not get into the ministry because you voted them in.

The beginning of the crisis in Saul’s life was because he responded to the pressure mounted upon him by the people in the time of war. 

He offered sacrifice, because the people were leaving him; whereas that was the prerogative of the priest. He finished with his costly mistake when the one called to offer sacrifice arrived. God judged him for that. The kingdom will not continue in his house again. 

The problems in Nigeria today have caused people to define their role expectation of prominent Christian voices. Even those who should know better have joined the call to these personages to do what God might not have called them for. 

If they respond to the popular call, they might end up disappointing Him who called him or worse still, loose their place if they don’t loose their lives. 

Every ministry calling is an honour from God and each calling has it bounds. When a man listens to those who did not call him to do what they want, He may not be preparing to meet His maker, unto whom He will definitely render his account. 

Christians ministers are not called into their role by the people. Some will never express political opinion because they respect their bounds. 

You may be angry with Him, but you will not answer for him on that day. 

It is not everyone that has business with what you want of them. 

Selah!

Keep To The Instructions Or The Specifications


Do not loose your calling and the specifications that God has given you concerning it. The specifications are crucial to your race and your track.

You are free to turn to any right direction in terms of examples when you have not received definite instructions from God in certain areas.

In track events, lane is not specified in all. However in those where your lane or track is specified, you are responsible to adhere to the specifications if you do not want to be disqualified at the end of the race.

When you have received specifications, you know what you will account for at the end of your race.

Ministry is according to the pattern. Paul’s direction was slightly different from Peter’s; yet they draw from the same grace.

This is not to promote subjectivity. It is to let you know that you will be responsible to God on that day.

Instructions are based on Biblical teachings; they may also specify what you are permitted to do.

Be careful about doing what everyone does because of the quest for result. Result is important to every asignment; results however must issue from obedience.

We shall all be responsible for our assumptions or for the instructions we have received on that day.

There is a particular ministry practice that is not sinful, but that the Lord has always pointed me away from from the earliest days of my response to Him. He did not kill me when I strayed into it due to relationships that were even godly; He only lovinly reminded me of the instruction after some time.

He has His reasons for giving you those instructions in the midst of open field of practices.

Obedience is better that sacrifice!

#HearGod #FollowHim #PrepareToMeetYourGod

Higher Ground Rally Is Just Days Away

Many are about to receive a special visitation in a matter of days.
Hearts are about to be illuminated, enlightened, and encouraged 

Bodies are about to be healed under the ministry of the powerful word of God.

Gaps shall be bridged between your existence and God’s purpose for your life.

A higher ground of Kingdom relevance and existence to God’s glory awaits you.

All these and more according to your faith and expectations are going to be made real from 4:00 pm this Sunday, 26th February, 2017.

The venue for the event is The Emperor Place, Beside St. Raphael Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital, Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos.

God is set to initiate the fulfilment of some of His plans for your life. These plan shall be seen by all around you to the glory of God.

Arrivals and Registrations of attendees and check-in for online preregistered attendees start at 3:00 pm.

Music shall be on before the clock hits 4:00 pm.

Departures from the venue shall be before the clock stikes at 6:00 pm

Registering online before the day is an advantage. It helps you to beat the queue for registration at the venue. Your confirmation happens just in a few seconds.

While admission is free, registration is required for everyone above age 16.

You, your friends, and loved ones can still register now at http://bit.ly/hgr0217

You can complete the registration in just few minutes.

Don’t forget to share this information with those who are significant to you. You will be glad that you carried them along.

Remember to pray with expectation in preparation for the event.

See you there on Sunday.

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