Counsellors Must Know That They Are Not God.

Counselors must learn in a counselling situation to look out for certain signals to know if they are going to a dead end or an highway into the future. Signs of a dead end are basically two:

  1. When the counsellee keeps attempting to generalise his/her peculiar situation. This happens when someone thinks everyone is in his kind of situation. There are actually two ranges in our social spheres:
  • The micro world, where individuals have their personal problems or prospects in their own personal situation.

  • The macro-world or the wider society where everything happens at the same time and in the same way to everyone in the society.

When personal experiences are interpreted as the issues in the wider society, change will never take place in that personal experience until he thinks differently.

  1. When the counselled has his/her mind made up on maintaining practices that possibly contributed to the existing problem. You had a 1st class from university and alongside that have a very bad personal culture. You are are counselled to look into your dress culture but you insist that the 1st class makes the difference. A counsellor should be able to see why no one would give that persons a job. If he is not willing to change, you may not be able to help him beyond remembering him in prayers for the Lord to tough the heart and help the person to see..

Willingness to use the help you offer is a sign of prospect in counselling. This doesn’t mean that the person being counselled cannot ask question or come up with some disputations. Intellectual engagement might be necessary.

But when the heart is stubbornly made up, you may need to check with the Holy Spirit in your heart to know if you should continue. The Apostle Paul had to depart certain locations, shaking the dust of the place of his sandals; He also was instructed by the Lord not to leave Corinth, as there were prospects there despite the disputations.

Even if you attempt to ‘cast spirits out’ of someone who is not ready to change his mind, they soon will find their ways back into him, since by his way of thinking there is a ready stage or foothold for them in such a life.

The mind that is not ready to change is one that you mAy not be able to help.

Counsel to let someone see what might be working against him. If he is not ready to agree, courteously let him go and spent your time on more profitable situations.

Jesus was only able to change those who used his teachings when he was here. He could not help everyone because of their unbelief – disagreement with the words He shared with them.

WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER 2017; OPERATE AS CHRIST’S AMBASSADOR

God’s operations continue on earth today either as the extensions of His works from the beginning when He created the heavens and the earth or as the extensions of what He worked in Christ on the cross when he finished the work of redemption and reconciliation by laying the foundation for the salvation of the whole world.

He is determined to restore not just the human race, but also also all things unto himself by removing every difference between Himself and His creation. So, what began in Christ, continues in the world today through us. 2 Cor. 5:18-19.

We are reconciled to Him. The differences are removed. He has therefore given us the ministry and the word of reconciliation. He has given you that pivotal role of His representative or ambassador in the world today. He wanted it to be that wherever you go and whatever you do, you have your eyes and mind on His redemptive initiative.

He wants you to consciously work at making Him the Center of all things by being disposed to reconciling more souls in the world to Him; and this is where your significance on earth lies. Whatever your platform is or whatever your role is in the marketplace, you are to commit yourself to the ministry of reconciliation by propagating the word of reconciliation.

God’s grace becomes effectual in the lives of those who are reconciled to Him from being enemies or strangers, foreigners or outsiders to being part of the community of His people. The ministry of reconciliation continues to bring more people to the same page with God and allows His grace to operate optimally in their lives and existence.

Let your mind change from its familiarity with ordinariness to the consciousness of the significance bestowed upon you as God’s ambassadors.

As you attend to this as His witness among the people, there is no limit to the prospects around you. He has invited you to come closer to have established with you the sure mercies of David by giving you as a witness to the people and a leader to them. Many lives shall be framed through you as you become more conscious of your role as Christ’s ambassador.

Hear what He says: “Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, and nations who do not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and the Holy One of Israel; for He has glorified you.” Isaiah 55:3-5

Welcome to the month of September. Live and operate consciously as an ambassador for Christ.

Welcome to July 2017, NOW IS THE TIME


Are your eyes set on the future, even on the things that should come to pass?
Are you tensed with anxiety, wondering when these shall happen?

The Lord IS always READY. His eyes are on the promises He made, and yes, to see them come to pass.”

This reminiscents of the experience of Jeremiah when the Lord spoke to him with a vision, the vision of an almond tree. He told Jeremiah, “I am watching over my word to fulfil it.” Jer 1:8 

He is saying, I have not only made (IN YOUR PAST) a promise (FOR YOUR FUTURE), I am also (IN THE NOW) seeing to its fulfilment.

The Lord who lives outside of time shall hasten His word to performance in your life this July. He shall bring to pass the things He promised.

He says, “In an acceptable time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You ….” Isa 49:8

Come with me NOW, says the Lord; See the promises I have given you; Look away from your troubles; Put anxiety far from you; Be ready for what I am able to do; and see my timeless word coming to pass in your life; for “… NOW is the accepted time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.” 2Cor 6:2

May your faith embrace Him this month and see the readiness of God to do NOW what He promised you.

Welcome to July 2017, NOW IS THE TIME.

Welcome to June 2017


You have great promises gone out on you, and you are bothered that they haven’t materialised yet. I have a word for you this month, those words and promises shall not return to God, void of fulfillment, unless you have ceased from embracing them, even if they are still afar off.

Let not your head be bowed, neither allow your heart to be dismayed because you are not there yet.

I pray for you, that this month there shall be adequate and special shinning of the lamp for your feet and the light for your path; there shall be special guidance in respect of the steps you need to take and clearer direction towards the future.

I pray for you that you shall be kept on course and that your transitions shall be facilitated towards your prescribed destination.

The Lord will deliver you from self-interest and from being overtaken by temporal interest; He will encourage your heart to be locked into Him in expectation against all odds.

Welcome to June 2017, your steps shall be profitably guided and your transitions, leading to your true destination in Jesus name.

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

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