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Basic Bible Correspondence Course
by Segun Olumide
11/01/2014 / Christian Living
*RECEIVING & ENJOYING THE HOLY SPIRIT
*INTIMACY WITH GOD *SANCTIFICATION
*SPIRITUAL MATURITY *SPIRITUAL WARFARE
*VICTORY OVER SIN, SATAN & SICKNESS
*7 DIMENSIONS OF GOD'S WILL (LEARNING HOW TO HEAR & OBEY GOD)
*PRAYER & FASTING *THE WORD OF GOD
*THE GREATEST IS LOVE *FAITH & PATIENCE
*HOW TO FULFIL GOD'S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE
*HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT LIFE PARTNER (FOR SINGLES)
*12 THINGS THAT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR MARRIAGE (FOR MARRIED)
*THE PURPOSE & INTERPRETATION OF VISIONS & DREAMS
*12 RIGHT KEYS TO GODLY FINANCIAL & MATERIAL PROSPERITY
*SOUL WINNING & DISCIPLESHIP*PREPARE TO MEET YOUR GOD
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LECTURE 1: RECEIVING & ENJOYING THE HOLY SPIRIT
1. BENEFITS OF RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT
John 14: 26 AMP
i. He is the counselor [He guides you to take the right decisions]
ii. He is the helper
iii. He is the intercessor [Ro 8:26-27]
iv. He is the advocate [He makes all things work together for your good]
v. He is the strengthener
vi. He is the standby [He is always with you and in you]
vii. He is the teacher
viii. He is the reminder
2. HINDRANCES TO RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT
i. Ignorance (Acts 19:1-2, Isaiah 5:13)
ii. Lack of faith (James 1:6-7, Heb 11:6, Mark 11:22, 24)
iii. Sin (Heb 3:13, Eph 4:26-27)
iv. Lack of thirst/willingness (Jn 7:37-39, Mt 5:6, Is 44:3, Rev 22:17)
v. Thinking the Holy Spirit is for a luckily selected few (Acts 2:16-17, 38-39, Jn 3:16)
vi. "Tarrying in Jerusalem" mentality (Lk 24:49, Jn 14:16)
vii. Struggling to experience the so-called second definite work of grace called sanctification as a pre-condition (Acts 10:44, 43-47, Acts 19:1-2)
3. STEPS FOR RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT
i. Reckon that the Holy Ghost has been poured out all flesh [once-and-for-all] (Jn 14:16,26; Acts 2:17)
ii. Realize that only Jesus is the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit (Mt 3:11)
iii. Confess all unrighteousness in your life [if there is any] (Pro 28:13)
iv. Believe the word concerning receiving the Holy Spirit (Mt 9:29, Gal 3:12)
v. Confess that you receive the Holy Spirit (2Cor 4:13,Pro 18:20)
vi. Thank God in faith for this blessing (Rom 4:20)
vii. Speak in an unknown tongue by faith as the Spirit gives you utterance (Acts 2:4, Mk 16:17)
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Holy Spirit My Senior Partner → David Yonggi Cho 2. How To Receive the Holy Spirit → New Apostolic Movement
LECTURE 2: INTIMACY WITH GOD
1. SET A TIME TO BE ALONE WITH GOD DAILY (Mk 1:35, Dan 6:10, Ps 119:164)
2. GET A QUIET PLACE TO BE ALONE WITH GOD DAILY
(Mk 1:35, Dan 6:10, Mt 14:22-23)
3. PRAY AND FEED ON THE WORD ADEQUATELY WHILE ALONE WITH GOD DAILY (Jam 4:8)
4. LET YOUR HEART COMMUNE WITH GOD DAY AND NIGHT
(Josh 1:8, 1 Sam1:13-17)
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1.Drawing Near → John Bevere 2. Living Contact → Gloria Copeland 3. The Practice of the Presence of God → Brother Lawrence
LECTURE 3: SANCTIFICATION
1. WHAT SANCTIFICATION IS
It is setting apart someone or something for a holy use (2Tim 2:19-21, Jn 10:36, Is 52:11,NIV, Ex 19:22).
2. SEVEN THINGS YOU MUST UNDERSTAND ABOUT SANCTIFICATION
i. Your sanctification is God's will (1Thes 4:1-8,NIV).
ii. Sanctification is not a definite second work of grace but a daily progressive (gradual) work of grace (Acts 19:2-6, Acts 2:38, Acts 10:43-48, Ro 12:2 ).
iii. There are three dimensions (aspects) of sanctification (1Thes 5:23).
iv. While the new birth is your passport to heaven, sanctification is your visa there (Heb12:14, 1Cor 6:9-10,NIV, Mat 7:21-23, NIV, Mat 24:11-13, 2Pet 3:11,14,NIV, 1Jn 3:2-3,NIV Rev 3:5, Rev 21:27).
v. Sanctification involves a change from inside out, not the other way round (Mat 23:25-28,NIV).
vi. Walking in righteousness consciousness leads to genuine holiness or sanctification (Ro 6:19,NIV Eph 6:14).
vii. Get sanctified through the word and prayer on a daily basis
a. THE WORD (Eph 5:25-27, Jn 15:3, Ps 119:9-11)
b. PRAYER (Jam 5:16, AMP)
1. Prayer of petition (Jn 17:17, 1Thes 5:23,AMP)
2. Prayer of authority (Mk 16:17, Is 52:2)
3. Prayer of agreement (Deut 32:30, Eccl 4:9)
3. SANCTIFICATION AND HEAVEN
i. You cannot be heaven-conscious and heaven-focused until and unless you prioritize the focus of your mind on heaven or the kingdom of heaven (Col 3:1-2AMP, Living Bible, Mat 6:31-32, NLT, 33, AMP).
ii. If you don't make heaven your first priority, then whatever you prioritize above it will certainly hinder you from getting there (Lk 13:23-28, 30, Living Bible).
iii. You cannot fully enforce heaven's will on earth until and unless your mind is set on heaven (Mat 6:10, Mat 26:39, Heb 11:10, 13-16, Living Bible)
Someone noted, "To make the most of your time on earth, always keep heaven in mind."
iv. If your greatest joy on earth is not the hope of heaven but rather victory over demons; financial, material, ministerial, marital or academic breakthrough, then something is seriously wrong somewhere (Lk 10:17, 20, Living Bible, Mat 7:21-23, Living Bible).
v. You cannot lay up treasures on earth and expect your heart to be focused on heaven because your follows your treasure (Mat 6:19-21,AMP, Mk 10:21, Lk 12:15,15,20,21,NLT) .
"Yes, every man is a fool who gets rich on earth but not in heaven" [Lk 12:21, Living Bible].
vi. Every believer should think more on, study more about, listen more to messages on, and talk more about heaven (Ps 119:130, Ro 10:17)
David McCasland wrote, "Even the most knowledgeable theologian knows little of that marvelous place the Bible call heaven."
vii. There is no purgatory where the spirit of the dead are sent to suffer for their sin before going to heaven (Hos 4:6)
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Becoming More Like Jesus → Gbile Akanni 2. Purpose Driven Life → Rick Warren 3. Sanctification: Changing From Inside Out → Segun Olumide.
LECTURE 4: SPIRITUAL MATURITY (Pro 20:11, 1Cor 13:11)
1. WRONG SIGNS OF SPIRITUAL MATURITY
I. Being in Christ for a long time (Heb 5:11-14, NIV)
II. Receiving the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in an unknown tongue (Acts 10:44-46, NIV)
III. Having one or more gifts of the Holy Spirit operating through you (1Cor 1:7,NIV; 1Cor 3:1-3, 1Cor 13:2, 1Jn 4:7-8)
IV. Being an apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor or teacher (Eph 4:11-12)
V. Great knowledge of God's word (Lk 10:21,23-24, 1Cor 8:1-2[AMP, NLT])
VI. Physical maturity or stature (1Sam 16:7)
VII. Having high moral standards (Mt 23:25-28 NIV; Pro 17:28)
VIII. Freedom from temptations, persecutions or adversity (Lk 4:1,13; Heb 2:10, 18, 2 Tim 3:12, Jn 16:33)
IX. Experiencing god's mental & physical blessings (Lk 6:35c, Mt 15:26,NIV)
X. Feelings God's presence or power when someone claims to impart spiritual maturity to you (Gal 4:19, Eph 3:16)
2. TRUE SIGNS OF SPIRITUAL MATURITY
i. Ability to discern effectively good and evil (Heb 5:14,NIV;1Cor2:14-15)
ii. Exemplifying God's Love consistently in words and in deeds (1Jn 4:16,NIV;17-18KJV,AMP; 1Cor 13:4-8 [AMP])
iii. Pursuing God's perfect will in all things, especially when it involves self-sacrifice (Mt 26:39, 42,44, Phil 3:3,7-9, 10-14, 15)
iv. Exalting God's word above everything (Deut 8:3NIV; Job23:11-12, NIV; Ps 138:2)
v. Putting the well-being of the inner man before that of outer man (1Pet 3:3-5,NIV; Col 3:1-2)
vi. Standing on your own faith without leaning on others to carry you on their faith (Hab 2:4, NIV)
vii. Ability to receive and digest spiritual meat (Jn 16:12-13, Heb 5:12-14, 1Cor 3:1-2)
viii. Acknowledging God as the source of every good and perfect thing (Jn 3:27, Jam 1:16-17,NIV, Jn 5:41,44)
ix. Embracing the suffering of the cross without being moved (Acts 20:22-24, 1Pet 4:12-16, NIV)
x. Restoring believing who are in error gently without taking advantage of them (Gal 6:1,NIV, Jam 5:19-20, NIV)
3. OVERCOMING HINDRANCES TO SPIRITUAL MATURITY
Hindrance 1: wrong diet
i. Impure diet [contaminated teachings] (1Pet 2:2)
ii. Improper diet [baby's food for adults or adult's food for babies] (Heb 5:12-14, 1Cor 3:1-2)
iii. Unbalanced diet [teaching part of the truth, without teaching the whole truth needed to be balanced Christians] (Heb 6:1-2, Mat 23:23, Acts 20:27)
Hindrance 2: lack of thirst or hunger for spiritual food
(1Pet 2:2, Is 44:3, Eph 5:25-26, Mt 5:6)
Hindrance 3: sin (1Pet 2:1-2, Heb12:1)
Hindrance 4: besetting weight (Heb 12:1, 1Cor6:12-13, NIV)
Hindrance 5: lack of baptism with the Holy Spirit (Jn 16:12-13, 1Cor2:10-12, NIV)
Hindrance 6: unyieldedness to the Holy Spirit (Ro 8:14)
Hindrance 7: lack of exercising your faith muscles by practising God's Word (Jam 1:22-25, NLT; Lk 17:5-6, Ro 12:3)
Hindrance 8: charismatic witchcraft or control (Gal 5:1, 19-20, Ro 8:15, 1Cor 7:23-24, NIV)
Hindrance 9: demonic oppression or obsession (Eph 4:27, Jn 10:10)
Hindrance 10: lack of consistent intimate fellowship with God (Jam 4:8)
Hindrance 11: evil association (1Cor 15:33, Pro 13:20)
Hindrance 12: negligent spiritual parents or disciplers (Gal 4:19; Col 1:28)
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Growing Up Spiritually → Kenneth E. Hagin 2. Five Hindrances To Growth in Grace → Kenneth E. Hagin 3. The Human Spirit → Kenneth E. Hagin 4. The Final Quest → Rick Joyner 5. The Call → Rick Joyner
LECTURE 5: SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Jesus fought the battle and won; but we are to fight warfare to enforce and enjoy His victory and demonstrate Satan's defeat. So there is no more BATTLE for us to fight, rather there is only WAR for us to make. That's why the specific BATTLE the New Testament talks about is still in future (Rev 16:14; Rev 20:8).
On the other hand, the New Testament emphasizes spiritual war, warfare or fight of faith (1Tim 1:18, 2Cor 10:4, 1 Tim 6:12).
1. SEVEN THINGS YOU MUST UNDERSTAND ABOUT SPIRITUAL WARFARE
i. You must put on divine strength through fellowship with God and by leaning on [trusting in] HIM (Eph 6:10).
ii. Our fight is not against human beings but against evil spirits (Eph 6:12).
iii. The devil and demons are already DISARMED, DISGRACED AND DEFEATED (Col 2:15).
iv. You are not to try to defeat the devil and his cohorts but rather to demonstrate their defeat and enforce your victory (1 Jn 4:4; 1 Jn 5:4, Ro 8:31,37).
v. Your greatest enemy is not the devil but the flesh and it must BE KEPT UNDER AND SUBJECTED (1Cor 9:26-27, Gal 5:16-17, Ro 7:15-25).
vi. You must identify the regular strategy or common pattern of attack the devil uses specifically against you (Eph 6:11, 2Cor 2:11).
vii. You must put on the COMPLETE ARMOUR OF GOD so that you can STAND YOUR GROUND without falling into temptation to sin by WATCHING and PRAYING (Eph 6:11, 13, Eph 6:18-20,KJV,NIV, Mt 26:41, 1Pet 5:8-9, Judg 7:5-7).
2. TEN THINGS TOU MUST UNDERSTAND ABOUT BELIEVER'S AUTHORITY
i. The believer's authority is from the Greek word "exousia," which means delegated power or delegated influence (Lk 10:19).
ii. All authority in heaven and on earth was given to Jesus while no authority was given to Satan, but He gave all authority on earth to the Church on earth whereas He holds on to all authority in heaven (Mat 28:18-19, Mat 18:18, Mat 9:6, Ro 5:17, Rev 5:10).
iii. Believers have power, that is, divine authority ("exousia" in Greek) over all the power, that is, evil ability ("dunamis" in Greek) of the devil, not over other people's spirit or will (Lk 10:19).
iv. Believers receive this divine authority (exousia) at the new birth to deal effectively with Satan and his demons but receive divine ability (dunamis) at the Holy Ghost baptism to deal effectively with himself and other people (Jn 1:12, Acts 1:8).
v. The basis of the believer's authority is the truth that we have been quickened (made alive); raised and seated together with Christ at the right hand of God far above Satan and his demons, as well as every name in this world and the world to come, with everything under our feet (Eph 1:19-23, Eph 2:5-6).
vi. All believers have the same authority, with none of us having more or less authority, but some know, understand or use it more or less than others (Lk 10:19).
vii. Satan and his demons submit themselves to your authority as a believer to the degree to which you submit yourself to the authority of Christ as the Head of the church (Jam 4:7, 2Cor 10:4-6, Eph 1 before Eph 2).
viii. The believer's authority is a key which the Lord is no longer responsible for using because He has already handed it over to every believer (Rev 1:18, Mat 16:17-19).
ix. A believer activates his authority by feeding his spirit on God's word coupled with prayer and fasting but he only increases his level of authority by using it (Mat 17:19-21, Mat 25:16).
x. A higher dimension of the believer's authority is imbedded in THE WORD OF GOD more than in THE NAME OF JESUS (Ps 138:2, Lk 4:4,8 12, Lk 10:17).
3. THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE
i. Belt of truth clear knowledge and understanding of God's Word (Eph 6:14).
ii. Breastplate of righteousness consciousness of our right standing with God without any sense of guilt, condemnation, unworthiness, inferiority, fear, bondage or sin-consciousness as if we had never sinned (Eph 6:14, Jn 8:3-11).
iii. Shoes of the preparation of the Gospel of peace − preaching the gospel with an ever-ready attitude (Eph 6:15).
iv. Shield of faith − living faith, which is faith with corresponding action (Eph 6:16, Jam 2:20).
v. Helmet of salvation hope of salvation to be revealed at Jesus' coming (Eph 6:17, 1Thess 5:8, Heb 6:19, Ro 13:11, Phil 2:12, Heb 9:28).
vi. Sword of the Spirit rhema [spoken Word] of God coming out of your mouth by faith in your heart (Eph 6:17, Rev 1:16, Rev 2:16, Rev 19:15).
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. The Authority of the Believer → Kenneth E. Hagin 2. The Battlefield of the Mind → Joyce Meyer 3. Spiritual Warfare → Derek Prince 4. The Name of Jesus → Kenneth E. Hagin.
LECTURE 6: VICTORY OVER SIN, SATAN & SICKNESS
1. VICTORY OVER SIN
i. Reckon that sin shall not have dominion (authority/power/rule/control) over you unless you permit it to (Ro 6:12-14)
ii. Realize that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2Cor 5:21)
iii. Don't make any excuse for sin because you can't enforce/exercise victory over what you tolerate or celebrate (Ro 1:20, Ro 2:1)
iv. Repent of any known sin in your life (2Cor 7:10)
v. Confess your sins to God to receive His forgiveness and cleansing
(1 Jn 1:9)
vi. Realize that sins have consequences (1 Thess 4:6, Gal 6:7)
vii. Realize that there is unpardonable sin for mature believers, and it leads to hell (1 Jn 5:16-17, Heb 6:4-6)
viii. Right the wrong if it is compulsory for heaven's sake as well as for conscience sake (2Cor 7:11, NIV, Gen 20:1-18, verse 7 should be emphasized)
ix. Confide in a mature/spiritual believer to join you in dealing with a recurring/stubborn sin (Jam 5:16, Eccl 4:9-12,NIV, Deut 32:30, Ps 133:1-3, NIV)
x. When tormented by oppressive or obsessive evil thoughts, resist the devil and GIVE YOUR ATTENTION TO SOMETHING ELSE (Jam 4:7, Pro 4:20)
xi. Flee every tempting situation, especially when a human tempter is present (1 Thes 5:22, Mat 6:13, Mat 5:39, Gen 39:10, 1Cor 6:18, 2 Tim 2:22, Eph 5:15)
xii. Set your hope on being raptured with Christ when he appears so that you can benefit from the new heaven and new earth (1 Jn 3:2-3, 2Pet 3:3, Rom 5:5, AMP)
2. VICTORY OVER SATAN
i. Victory through His blood (Rev 12:11)
ii. Victory through His word (Rev 12:11)
iii. Victory through His name (Phil 2:9)
3. VICTORY OVER SICKNESS
i. Forgive anyone who has offended you (Mk 11:25-26, Lk 6:37)
ii. Receive forgiveness of your sins [from God, others and yourself] (Is 33:24, Pro 28:13, Mat 5:23-24, Ro 8:1, 2Cor 5:21)
iii. Realize that sickness is from Satan (Acts 10:38, Lk 13:16, Job 2:7)
iv. Believe that Jesus has already healed you (1Pet 2:24, Mat 8:17, Heb 11:1, 6, Mk 9:23, Mat 9:26)
v. Confess your healing willing and boldly (Mk 11:23-24, Heb 10:23, Heb 13:5-6, Pro 18:21, Pro 12:6, Pro 6:2)
vi. Act on God's word as one already healed (Jam 1:17-26)
vii. Give glory to God for your healing (Ro 4:20, 1 Thess 5:18, Lk 17:11-19)
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Dominion Over Death, Demons and Disease → John G. Lake 2. The Triumphant Church → Kenneth E. Hagin 3.Healing The Sick → T.L. Osborn 4. How To Receive Your Divine Healing → Segun Olumide
LECTURE 7: SEVEN DIMENSIONS OF GOD'S WILL (LEARNING HOW TO HEAR & OBEY GOD)
1. Classifying the will of God
i. Good will of God (1Chr 17:1-4,11-12; 1 Chr 13:7-11)
ii. Permissive will of God (Nu 22:1- 35, 1Sam 8:6-7, 18, Ps 106:15)
iii. Perfect will of God
2. Knowing the will of God
A. WRONG NOTIONS ABOUT HEARING FROM GOD
i. God is always talking to everybody (1 Sam 28:6, Ex 24:12, 15-16, Eccl 3:7b, Rev 8:1)
ii. God speaks to spiritual babes through intuition, impression or inner witness but to spiritual adults through voices and visions
(Acts 9:3-6, 11-12)
iii. Prayer and fasting makes God speak to you (Acts 13:1-2)
iv. God put apostles and prophets in the church to lead or guide the New Testament saints in making their decisions in life (Heb 1:1-2, Jn 16:13-15, Ro 8:14)
v. God only speaks to a few luckily selected saints (Pro 20:27, 1Cor 2:9-12)
vi. God does not speak to people anymore today (Heb 1:1-2, Heb 13:8)
vii. Satan cannot speak to believers, only God speaks to them (Mat 16:22-23, Job 2: 8-9)
viii. You, and not God, determines how He speaks to you (Num 12:6-8)
ix. God speaks only to those who are close to Him (Job 33:14, Jam 4:8)
B. RIGHT WAYS OF KNOWING GOD'S WILL
i. Through human spirit witness (Ro 8:16, Pro 20:27, Mal 2:15-16)
ii. Through voice inner voice of the human spirit/inner voice of the Holy Spirit/outer audible voice
iii. Through visions (a) sleeping vision [or dream] (b) sleepless vision spiritual vision/open vision/trance [like a dream had while awake]
iv. Through inspired utterances
(Prophecy/interpretation of tongues/divers kinds of tongues 1Cor 12)
v. Through sanctified common sense (Pro 3:21-23, NLT)
vi. Through Godly advice or counsel (Pro 11:14; Pro 24:6 ; Pro 20:18, Ex 18:13-26)
vii. Through natural circumstances (Rev 1:20, NIV)
C. WRONG WAYS OF KNOWING GOD'S WILL
i. Putting out a fleece to know God's mind (Judg 6:12-22, 36-40)
Gideon used fleece to confirm God's will, not to know it.
ii. Casting lots (Acts 1:23-26)
That was before the Holy Spirit arrived on earth at Pentecost in Acts chapter 2.
iii. Random opening of the Bible
Someone opened the Bible three times and received these three messages one after the other: "And Judas went out and hanged himself." "Go and do likewise." "That which you want to do, do it quickly."
iv. Using zodiac signs or horoscope (Is 47:13, NIV)
v. Taking counsel from a fool/flatterer/yes-man (Pro 13:20, 2Chr 10:13-15,1Kgs 12:3-13, 26-30)
vi. Listening to an erring prophet or minister of God (Jer 5:30-31, NIV, Is 3:12)
vii. Consulting an Islamic alfa/ifa oracle/palm reader/wizard/witch/one with a familiar spirit/one with the spirit of divination (1Chr 10:13-14, Is 8:19-20, NIV, 2 Kgs 1:1-4, 15-17)
D. HINDRANCES TO HEARING FROM GOD
i. Being too busy with activities which prevents us from seeking God (Jam 4:8)
ii. Seared conscience due to persistent sin or disobedience (1Tim 4:2, Heb 12:1, Heb 3:7, 15)
iii. Weight (Heb 12:1)
iv. Not learning to listen to God speaking to you (Ps 62:11, Hab 2:1-2, 20)
v. Being conformed to the world (Ro 12:2, 1Jn 2:15-16)
vi. Demonic interference or obstruction (Dan 10:12-13)
vii. Idols in the heart (Ez 14:4, Num 22:12-22)
viii. Expecting the spectacular (1Kgs 19:9-13)
ix. Insufficient/little faith [leading to worry, fear, unbelief or doubt] (Mat 6:28-33)
x. Insensitive/uncharged human spirit
God's word, praying in an unknown tongue, worship and fasting sensitizes and fine-tunes your human spirit to pick or discern the voice or will of God more easily and accurately (Heb 4:12,1Cor 14:4, Acts 13:2-3, NIV)
E. HOW TO SENSITIZE YOUR HUMAN SPIRIT TO HEAR FROM GOD
i. Be baptized with the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:2-6)
ii. Desire the word (1Pet 2:2, Mat 5:6, 1Cor8:1-2)
iii. Think on the word (Phil 4:8)
iv. Believe the word (Heb 4:1-2, Heb 11:6)
v. Confess the word (Josh 1:8, Pro 18:20-21, 2Cor 4:13, Philemon 6, KJV)
vi. Exalt the word above everything in life (Ps 138:2, Job 23:12)
vii. Practise the word (Jam 1:22-25, Ps 119:60, Josh 1:8, Heb 4:12)
viii. Pray in the spirit always and fast often as led by God (1Cor 14:2, 15, Lk 18:1, 1 Thes 5:17, Jam 5:16, AMP, 1Cor 9:27)
ix. Give the first place to your human spirit as regards receiving revelation, information or direction from God (Pro 20:27,Mal 2:15-16, Job 32:8, 1Jn 4:15, Ro 8:14, 16, 1Jn 2:20, 27)
x. Follow your human spirit faithfully (Heb 5:14, Eph 4:30, 2 Jn 6 [AMP])
3. Understanding the will of God
i. Understand how God works (Eph 5:17, 1Pet 1:10-11,NIV)
Learn the PROCESS of God.
ii. Understand when God will do it (1Chr 12:32, Eccl 3:1, 11, 1Pet 1:10-11, NIV)
Learn to follow God's PERFECT TIMING for your life.
iii. Understand that it is your responsibility to commit your way unto the Lord, but it is His responsibility to bring it to pass (Ps 37:5)
iv. Understand the conditions that may be attached
4. Enforcing the will of God through prayer (1Jn 5:14, Jn 15:7, Ro 8:26-27, 1Cor 14:2, 1Tim 1:18, KJV, Ez 36:37, NIV)
5. Being conformed to the will of God (Heb 5:8, Is 48:10, Jonah 1:1-4, 5-17, Acts 9:1-9)
One of the best ways by which God conforms us to His will is through hardship, adversity or suffering for Christ's sake.
Tribulations are allowed by God to keep us in His will for our lives; but if we are not careful enough those same tribulations can be used by Satan to discourage us, frustrate us and knock us out of God's will for us.
6. Submitting to the will of God (Mat 26:39, 42, 44; Jam 4:7, Mat 6:10)
7. Doing the will of God
A. Why you must do God's perfect will
i. That's why you are here on earth (Heb 10:7,9, NIV, Jn 4:34, Jn 5:30, Jn 6:38, Mat 6:10)
The more you obey God's will that is revealed to you, the more He will reveal His will to you (Heb 3:7, 15).
ii. That's why He reveals it to you (Deut 29:29)
iii. That you may enjoy God's full blessing of perfect health, provision, protection, long life, etc (Deut 28:1-14, Jer 42:6)
iv. That God may be well pleased with you both now on earth and eventually in eternity (1Jn 2:15-17, Mt 7:21-23)
v. That God will not judge and replace you (1Pet 4:17-18, 1Cor 11: 31-32)
vi. That your prayers may not be hindered (1Jn 3:21-23)
vii. That your mind can be renewed or conformed to the image of Jesus (Ro 12:2, Ro 8:28-29, Living Bible)
B. Why some fail to do God's perfect will
i. Ignorance (Hos 4:6, Lk 12:47-48)
ii. Forgetfulness (Ps 106:13-15, Deut 8:18-20, Deut 31:19-22, Num15:37-40, Pro 31:4-5)
iii. Unbelief (Num 13:27-33, Num 14:11, 24, 28)
iv. Fear of man (Acts 4:18-20, 29,31, Pro 29:25, 1Sam 15:24)
v. Impatience (Heb 6:12)
vi. Lack of compassion/love (Jonah 4:9-11, Jn 14:15, 1 Jn 3:16)
vii. Procrastination (Pro 27:1)
viii. Unhealthy desire for wealth, power, sex, etc (Mat 13:22, 1Jn 2:15-16)
ix. Pride (2 Kgs 5:9-14)
x. Demonic opposition (Mat 16:21-23, 1 Kgs 22:1-38, Jam 4:7)
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. How You Can Be Led By The Spirit of God → Kenneth E. Hagin 2. How You Can Know The Will of God → Kenneth E. Hagin 3. Follow Your Heart → Kenneth Hasgin Jnr 4. Seven Components of the Will of God → Sola Areogun 5. How To Hear From God → Joyce Meyer
LECTURE 8: FAITH & PATIENCE
1. FAITH AND PATIENCE DEFINED
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen" Heb 11:1
WHAT FAITH IS NOT
i. Faith is not hope (Jn 11:21-25, 38-44)
ii. Faith is not presumption (Heb 11:29)
iii. Faith is not mental assent (Jam 2:19)
iv. Faith is not foolishness (Gal 3:1-2, KJV)
v. Faith is not feeling (Mk 11:22-23)
vi. Faith is not lying (Ro 4:17b, Joel 3:10)
vii. Faith is not manipulation/covetousness (Ex 20:17)
2. THE IMPORTANCE OF FAITH
i. Without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb 11:6)
ii. All things are possible to him who lives by faith (Mk 9:23)
iii. Your faith will single you out of the crowd for your miracle (Mk 5:24-34)
iv. Your faith will prevent you from perishing in the midst of the storms of life (Lk 8:22-25, KJV)
v. Faith brings results, which terminates insult (Heb 11:2, KJV, 11-12, NIV)
vi. It is always unto you according to your faith (Mat 9:27-30, Mat 13:53-58)
vii. God's people are to live by faith or be frustrated by lack of it (Heb10:38-39, NIV Hab 2:4, 2Cor 5:7)
3. HOW TO BUILD STRONG FAITH
Read the Bible and good Christian books on faith and make sure you use the faith God has given so that it can grow. CDs, DVDs, etc on faith will also help. Faith is established by confession of God's Word, but it increases or grows through practicing God's Word (Ro 12:3, Lk 17:5-6, Ro 10:17, Mk 11:22-24).
4. TEST OF FAITH NEEDS PATIENCE
i. Your Faith Will Surely Be Tested (1Pet 1:6-7, 1Pet 4:12, 1Pet 5:9-10, Jam 1:2-3 )
James 1:2 above says WHEN, not IF we are tested or faced with trying times.
ii. The Reason Why God Tests Our Faith ()Deut 8:2, Gen 22:12, Job 42:7-8, Job 13:15)
God tests our faith to know what is in our hearts.
iii. The Way God Tests Our Faith (Ps 23:3-4, Deut 8:2-3, 15-16, Ex 13:17-18 1Cor 3:13-15, 1Pet1:6-7, Jam 1:2-3)
God takes us through the HARD WAY THE ONLY WAY FORWARD - the way of hardship, difficulty, suffering, pain, affliction or adversity.
iv. God's Duration For Test Of Faith (Heb 10:35-39, Eccl 3:1, Hab 2:2-4, Gen 22)
v. The Result Of The Test Of Faith (Eccl 7:8, Jer 29:11, Job 8:7, Job 42:10, 12, Deut 8:16, Deut 8:7-9, 13, Gen 22:15-18)
God tests us to bless us in the latter end. He wants our tomorrow to be better than today. The LATTER END POLICY is God's target for your life.
vi. The Greater The Test, The Greater The Promotion And Blessing Of Everyone Who Passes It (1Pet 1:17, 2Cor 9:6, Gal 6:7, Gen 22:17-18, Ps 75:6-8)
Smith Wigglesworth said, "Great faith is a result of great fight. Great triumph is a result of great trial. Great testimony is a result of great test."
vii. You Can Only Pass The Test Of Faith By Submitting Yourself To God And Resisting The Devil (jam 1:2-3 + Jam 4:7, 1Tim 6:12, 1Pet 5:7-9)
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Faith Study Course → Kenneth E. Hagin 2. Two Kinds of Faith → E. W. Kenyon 3. The Fourth Dimension → David Yonggi Cho 4. Mountain-moving Faith → Kenneth E. Hagin 5. In His Presence → E.W. Kenyon.
LECTURE 9: THE GREATEST IS LOVE
1. THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD-KIND OF LOVE
i. Love endures long 1Cor 13: 4 (AMP)
ii. It is patient 1Cor 13: 4 (AMP)
iii. It is kind 1Cor 13: 4 (AMP)
iv. It is never envious 1Cor 13: 4 (AMP)
v. It does not boil over with jealousy 1Cor 13: 4 (AMP)
vi. It is not boastful 1Cor 13: 4 (AMP)
vii. It is not vainglorious 1Cor 13: 4 (AMP)
viii. It does not display itself haughtily 1Cor 13: 4 (AMP)
ix. It is not conceited 1Cor 13: 5 (AMP)
x. It is not rude 1Cor 13:5 (AMP)
xi. It does not act unbecomingly 1Cor 13: 5 (AMP)
xii. It does not insist on its own rights or its own way for it is not self-seeking 1Cor 13: 5 (AMP)
xiii. It is not touchy 1Cor 13: 5 (AMP)
xiv. It is not fretful 1Cor 13: 5 (AMP)
xv. It is not resentful 1Cor 13: 5 (AMP)
xvi. It takes no account of the evil done to it 1Cor 13: 5 (AMP)
xvii. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail 1Cor 13: 6 (AMP)
xviii. It bears up under anything and everything that comes 1Cor 13: 7 (AMP)
xix. It is ever ready to believe the best of every person 1Cor 13: 7 (AMP)
xx. Its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances 1Cor 13: 7 (AMP)
xxi. It endures everything [without weakening] 1Cor 13: 7 (AMP)
xxii. It never fails 1Cor 13: 8 (AMP)
2. BENEFITS OF WALKING IN GOD-KIND OF LOVE
i. It is the basis for your greatness in the kingdom of heaven (Mat 18:1-4, AMP; 1Cor 13:13)
ii. It determines the level of your spiritual maturity (1Cor 8:1-2 KJV, AMP)
iii. It is the scale for weighing the believers' works on the day of judgment (1Jn 4:17, 1Cor 9:16-18, 1Cor 13:2-3, 1Cor 3:10-15)
iv. It guarantees sound spiritual, mental, emotional and bodily health for you (Ex 15:26, Mt 22:36-40, Ps 91:14-16)
You can obey Jesus without loving Him, but you can't love Him without obeying Him (Jn 14:15).
v. It commands God's prosperity, favour and blessing upon your life
(Ps 91:14, AMP; Is 1:19, Pro 3:3-4)
vi. It brings long life and length of days (Ps 91:14, 16)
vii. It determines the degree to which your faith works (Gal 5:6)
3. HOW TO RELEASE THE FORCE OF LOVE
i. Reckon that God's love has been poured out into your heart since when you got born-again (Ro 5:5)
ii. Think constantly on divine love scriptures (Phil 4:8)
iii. Confess constantly divine love scriptures (Deut 6:5-9, NIV, Josh 1:8)
iv. Pray for the release of divine love
a) Pray that your love may abound yet more and more (Phil 1:9, AMP, Eph 3:16-19 AMP)
b) Pray for those who are against you (Lk 6:27-28, Lk 9: 53-56, KJV, Ro 12:14)
c) Pray for those whom you find it difficult to show love to (Jam 5:16, AMP, Lk 18:1)
F. B. Meyer overcame his envy towards a particular man by praying for that man.
d) Take authority over anti-love spirit spirit of hatred, of envy, of unforgiveness, of anger, of slander, of lust, of greed, and so on (Eph 4:27, Jam 4:7).
v. Let it be your top priority to make divine love your greatest aim or quest (1Cor 13:13, KJV; 1Cor 14:1, AMP)
vi. If you step out of divine love, step back into it as quick as you can (Eph 4:27; Eph 5:15-16KJV)
vii. Don't be discouraged if you find an aspect of your expressing divine love difficult; you may need to identify someone who has a breakthrough in that aspect and imitate them as they imitate Christ [in love] (Phil 4:9, 1Cor 11:1)
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Reduce Me To Love → Joyce Meyer 2. Love: Way To Victory 3. Love Never Fails → Kenneth E. Hagin 4. How To Walk in Love → Kenneth E. Hagin 5. The New Kind of Love → E. W. Kenyon.
LECTURE 10: THE WORD OF GOD
1. THE FORMS OF GOD'S WORD
i. Logos the written word of God (2Cor3:6)
ii. Rhema the spoken word of God, that is, the specific word of God spoken to a specific person in a specific situation at a specific time (Eph 6:17b, Jn 6:63)
2. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF GOD'S WORD
i. It has integrity [It is trustworthy] (Ps19:7b, NIV)
ii. It is living (Heb 4:12)
iii. It is powerful (Heb 4:12)
iv. It is irresistible (Acts 19:20, Gen 1:3,9, 11-12, 14-18, 20-21, 24, Jonah 2:10)
v. It is pure (1Pet 2:2, NIV)
vi. It is unchanging/eternal (Ps 119:89, KJV, NIV, 1Pet 1:25)
vii. It is self-fulfilling (Is 55:10-11, Mat 24:35)
viii. It is perfect (Ps 19:7)
3. THE USES OF GOD'S WORD
i. We live (are sustained and strengthened) by it (Mat 4:4,AMP, Ps 119:50, 92)
ii. We are sanctified by it (Eph 5:25-27, Jn 15:3, Jn 17:17, Ps 119:9-11)
Someone wrote: "This book [Bible] will keep you away from sin; or sin will keep you away from it."
iii. We are made truly free by it (Jn 8:31-32, Ps 119:32, NIV)
iv. We are guided (directed) by it (Heb 4:12, Ps 119:105, 130)
v. We are guarded (protected) by it (Pro 1:33, Pro 4:1-6)
vi. We have divine blessing or good success through it (Josh 1:8, Deut 28:1-2)
vii. We are to pray according to it (Jn 15:7, 1Jn 5:14-15)
viii. We receive healing and health through it (Ps 107:20, Pro 4:20-22)
ix. We are thoroughly prepared for the work of ministry by it (2Tim 3:14-17, NIV, Acts 20:32)
x. We will be judged by it (Jam 2:12, Jn 12:47-50, NIV)
4. THE APPLICATION OF GOD'S WORD
Get a specific word from God that deals with your situation or challenge and put it into practice. It will always work! Though sometimes, it may require stubborn faith and long patience.
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. The Word of God: A Never Failing Remedy → Kenneth E. Hagin.
LECTURE 11: PRAYER & FASTING
1. TYPES OF PRAYER (Eph 6:18, NIV)
i. Prayer of thanksgiving (Phil 4:6): We thank God for what he has done, he is doing and he will do.
ii. Prayer of praise (Acts 16: 25-31, Ps 100:4, Ps 22:3, Ps 97:3-5): We praise Him for who he is!
iii. Prayer of request/petition/supplication (Phil 4:6, Jn 16:23, Jn 15:16)
iv. Prayer of intercession (1Tim 2:1-2)
v. Prayer of authority/command (Jn 14:13-14)
vi. Prayer of inquiry/interrogation (1 Sam 30:8)
vii. Prayer of commitment (Ps 37:5, 1Pet 5:7, Lk 23:46, NIV, 1Pet 4:19)
viii. Prayer of submission (Mat 29:39, 42, 44)
ix. Prayer of consecration/dedication (Ro 12:1)
2. FORMS OF PRAYER
i. Praying with the spirit (1Cor 14:14-15)
REASONS WHY EVERY BELIEVER SHOULD PRAY WITH THE SPIRIT
1. Tongues the first evidence of the Spirit's infilling (Mk 16:17, Acts 2:4)
2. Tongues a channel of always praying according to God's perfect will (Ro 8:26-27)
3. Tongues a means of edifying /building up/charging your human spirit (1Cor 14:4)
4. Tongues activates the human spirit to speak divine hidden truths [mysteries] spontaneously and know them intuitively (1 Cor 14:2, AMP)
5. Tongues a reminder of the Holy Spirit's indwelling presence and infilling power (Jn 16:13, Acts 1:8)
ii. Praying with the mind/understanding (1Cor 14:15)
3. TYPES OF FAST
i. Total fast (Ex 24:12, 15-16,18, Ex 32:19, Esther 4:15-16)
ii. Normal fast (Lk 4:1-2, NIV)
iii. Selective/Partial fast (Dan 10:2-3, KJV)
iv. Intermittent fast [not marathon, but stopping to continue]
v. Constant fast [fasted life based on self-control] (Pro 23:2, Gal 5:23, NIV)
4. MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT FASTING
i. Fasting changes God's mind (1 Kgs 21)
ii. It keeps the devil away from you (Lk 4:1-2)
iii. It makes God speak to you
iv. The longer you fast, the more spiritual you are
v. It brings automatic breakthrough in any aspect of your life
vi. It means the same thing as "to wait upon the Lord" (Is 40:31, Is 26:3-4)
vii. Believers who wants to be like Jesus must fast 40 days and nights regularly (Ro 8:14, Lk 4: 1-2)
5. REASONS WHY YOU MUST FAST
i. It helps you divide your spirit from your flesh (1Cor 9:27, Gal 5:17)
ii. It makes you more sensitive to God's voice (Ex 24:12-18)
iii. It helps your faith or anointing to be stirred up (Acts 13:2-4, Lk4:1, 14)
iv. It helps you survive a hopeless situation or moment of crisis without drawing back (Acts 17:20-25, Est 4:10-11, 15-16, Lk 4:1-2 + Mat 4:1-2, Dan 10:1-3)
v. It helps in restoring health to your spirit, soul and body (Is 58:3-8, Mat 17:20-12)
vi. It facilitate God's restoration and renewal if done with genuine repentance [change from evil to good inwardly and outwardly] (Joel 1:13-14; Joel 2:12-17, NIV, 1Kgs 21:25-29, Jonah 3:5-10)
vii. It helps in consecrating people for the work of ministry (Acts 13:2-3, Acts 14:23)
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Prayer and Fasting → Gordon Lindsay 2. Power Through Prayer → Peter Wagner 3. The Art of Prayer → Kenneth E. Hagin 4. Prayer Study Course → Kenneth E. Hagin 5. Praying To Get Result → Kenneth E. Hagin 6. Fasting Can Change Your Life → Jerry Falwell & Elmer Towns 7. Breakthrough Fasting → Elmer Towns 8. Why Tongues? → Kenneth E. Hagin.
LECTURE 12: HOW TO FULFIL GOD'S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE
1. DISCOVER GOD'S PREDESTINED PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE (Jer 29:11, Pro 19:21,NIV, Ro 9:10-23, Jer 1:4-5, Jer 33:3)
2. LET GOD PREPARE YOU ADEQUATELY FOR IT (Hos 7:8)
3. APPRECIATE IT (SOS 1:6b, 1Tim4:12, NIV)
4. SEEK THE LORD DAILY FOR STRENGTH AND DIRECTION (Ps 84:7, Pro 3:5-6)
5. PURSUE IT WITH WISDOM (Eccl 10:10, KJV)
SEVEN REASONS WHY YOU MUST NOT PLAY WITH GOD'S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE
i. The time is very short (1Cor 7:29a, 1 Jn 2:18, Jn 9:4)
ii. We would only live once in this body of clay (Heb 9:27)
iii. God can replace you if you tend to disappoint or have disappointed Him (Num 20:11, 23-29, Num 27:12-23)
iv. Your life span may be shortened (Num 20:11, 23-29, Num 27:12-23)
v. The day of reckoning is coming (Ro 14:12)
vi. You didn't send yourself, but rather sent by the master so as to represent Heaven's interest on earth (Jn 20:21)
vii. The devil is seeking the slightest opportunity to get you out of God's purpose (Eph 4:27,1Pet 5:8-9, 1Cor 16:9)
6. LOCATE AND UTILIZE THE PEOPLE GOD HAS ASSIGNED TO HELP YOU FULFIL IT (Gal 1:15-18, Deut 34:9)
7. SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING THAT GOD HAS NOT JOINED YOU TO (Gen 12:4, Gen 13:8-9)
8. TAKE AUTHORITY OVER THE DEVIL AND HIS COHORTS TRYING TO FRUSTRATE OR STOP YOU (1Cor 16:9,KJV, LK 10:19)
9. ENDURE HARD TIMES [BUT ENJOY GOOD TIMES] (Heb 12:1-2, NIV, 2Tim 4:5, NIV, Phil 4:11-13)
10. MAKE SURE YOU FULFIL GOD'S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE BEFORE YOU FULFIL YOUR DAYS ON EARTH (Ex 23:26, Jn 4:34, Acts 20:24,New Century Version, 2Tim 4:6-7)
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Purpose → Myles Munroe 2. The purpose Driven Life → Rick Warren 3. Following God's Plan For Your Life → Kenneth E. Hagin 4. Unfolding The Fivefold Mininstry → Segun Olumide.
LECTURE 13: HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT LIFE PARTNER (FOR SINGLES)
1. WHAT IS MARRIAGE? (Gen 2:24)
Marriage is the union of a man and a woman. Actually, it is union of their identical, similar, compatible, agreeable or intertwinable destinies as one.
2. PURPOSE OF MARRIAGE
i. Partnership (Gen 2:18)
ii. Procreation (Child bearing) [Gen 1:28]
iii. Pleasure (Eccl 9:9)
iv. Purity (1Cor 7:1-2)
v. Fulfillment of God's Purpose for your life (Gen 2:18)
vi. Prestige (Honour) [Heb 13:4, Pro 31:23, 25, NIV, KJV]
vii. To make us products of God's school of Love and Humility (Eph 5:22-29)
3. HINDRANCES TO MARRIAGE
i. Wrong teachings that forbids people to marry (1 Tim 4:1-3)
ii. Evil spirit of affliction (Mat 13:25, 28)
iii. Financial and material challenges (Eccl 10:19)
iv. Spiritual or biological family issues
v. Setting unscriptural standards for oneself
vii. Having a physical or mental challenge or defect
viii. Inability to discern God's will in marriage (Is 5:13)
ix. Prejudice [poisoned mind of hatred] against people of the opposite sex, another tribe, race, and so on (Acts 10:11-15, 34-35, NIV, Eph 2:13-18)
x. Wrong imitation of true celibates or eunuchs (1Cor 7:7, 1 Tim 5:11-12, NIV, Mat 19:10-12)
4. HOW TO KNOW AND DO GOD'S WILL IN MARRIAGE
i. CONVICTION (not presumption)
a. LOVE (not liking) Gal 5:22 b. JOY (not happiness) Gal 5:22, Is 55:12 c. PEACE (not goose pimples) Gal 5:22,Is 55:12, Ps 34:14, Col 3:15, AMP
This can come through dreams, prophecies, visions, and so on.
iii. CONSENT (of parents) [Eph 6:1-3]
iv. COMMITMENT (not double dating) [Eccl 9:10]
Conviction is the mother of commitment.
v. COURTSHIP (not cohabitation)
DO'S OF CHRISTIAN COURTSHIP
Prepare for wedding and marriage through the Bible, good Scripturally sound books, good pastoral counsel, good parental advice, prayer and fasting, intimate friendship towards each other, godly married couples, proper marriage seminars (for singles), and so on.
DON'TS OF CHRISTIAN COURTSHIP [1TIM 4:5]
1. Don't be too financially or materially demanding (Eph 5:15-17)
2. Don't dress sexily (1Thess 5:22)
3. Avoid kissing, kissing, caressing, sexual intercourse, using dildo on each other, dressing or undressing in each other's presence (1Thess 5:22)
4. Don't stay together alone behind closed doors or in the dark (Eph 5:15-17)
5. Don't prolong your courtship unnecessarily because you want to gather enough money for an extravagant wedding and expensive apartment that you can't afford (1Thess 5:22)
6. Don't be in courtship with somebody for a wrong reason
Note: wrong reasons include: MONEY, ATTRACTIVENESS, ACHIEVEMENT, LITERACY, FAME, PROFESSION, GOOD BEHAVIOUR, PITY, COMPENSATION, GUILT, FEAR, FEAR, FLUENCY, SPIRITUALITY, IDIOSYNCRASY [PERSONAL MANNERISM], and so on.
Right reason: LOVE, JOY and PEACE (Ro 14:17, Gal 5:22, Is 55:12)
7. Don't read, watch or share pornographies or sexually immoral materials (1Thess 5:22)
8. Don't address, treat or introduce your fianc(e) as your husband or wife; but rather as your husband-to-be or wife-to-be (Pro 23:7)
9. Don't cohabit because of sickness, lack of accommodation, short or long visit, infatuation, and so on (Ro 2:1)
Note: even if your fianc(e) visits you and have to unavoidably stay overnight, don't sleep in the same room alone or on the same bed. Seek a wise alternative preferably outside your house.
10. Don't allow your courtship to kill your fellowship with other saints and your pure interaction with sinners or friends (Heb 10:25, Pro 18:24, KJV)
11. Don't disrespect and despise your fianc(e) verbally or non-verbally (1Pet 2:17, NIV)
12. Don't be afraid to share your past, present and future with your fianc(e) as led by God advisably gradually in stages (1Jn 4:18)
vi. CEREMONY (introduction, engagement, wedding and reception)
vii. CONSUMMATION (sex = blood covenant) [1Cor 6:16-18]
viii. COMPLEMENTING (not competition)
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Prophets and Personal Prophecy → Bill Hamon.
LECTURE 14: 12 THINGS THAT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR MARRIAGE (FOR MARRIED)
Text: [Eph 6:11, AMP, 2Cor2:11, AMP]
1. ISSUE OF LOVE (Eph 5:25-30, 1Jn 4:19)
Avoid physical/verbal/emotional abuse.
AGAPE [Greek word for God-kind of love] is unconditional while EROS [Greek word for love between husband and wife].
2. ISSUE OF SEX
TEN THINGS EVERY SPOUSE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SEX
i. It is a God-ordained means of cutting and renewing the covenant of marriage (1Cor 6:15-16, Mat 19:4-6)
ii. It is intended to be practised only with your spouse and in the presence of nobody including your children above or around the age of accountability (Pro 5:15-18, Eph 5:15)
iii. God intends it to take mutual agreement between husband and wife without either of the couple being forced (1Cor 7:3-4)
iv. God intends that they should not defraud each other of their conjugal right to sex so that they would not open the door to Satan (1Cor 7:5, 1Cor 7:2, Jn 10:10)
v. It helps intimacy between husband and wife (1Cor 6:15-17).
It brings soul tie. The more they enjoy it in a legitimate marriage, the stronger the legitimate soul tie; but the less they do it, the weaker the soul tie. There is an evil or wrong soul tie through pre-marital or extra-marital sex; and this should be avoided (1Cor 3:16-17, 1Cor 6:17-20, Eccl 10:8).
vi. It should never be spiritualized or seen as something that makes you carnal or less spiritual (Gen 1:27-28)
vii. God intends that it should be neither too little nor too much but to be moderate (1Cor 7:29, 1Cor 6:12, Gal 5:23 → [self control], Pro 25:16, 27)
viii. God intends that both of the couple enjoy it and are satisfied each time they do it (Pro 5:19)
ix. God intends that it should be withheld by mutual agreement of the couple as the need arises (1Cor 7:5, NIV + KJV)
x. God intends that the couple should plan their sexual life wisely to prevent unwanted/mistimed pregnancy, unnecessary pains, etc (Eph 5:15-17)
3. ISSUE OF MONEY (Eccl 10:19, Jam 1:5, 1 Tim 5:8)
a) Generating money b) spending money c) saving money
4. ISSUE OF COMMUNICATION
12 RULES OF COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE
1. DON'T HIDE YOUR FEELINGS, DISCUSS THEM WITH YOUR SPOUSE (Mat 23:27-28,NIV, Heb 4:13)
SUMMARY: AVOID PRETENCE
2. DON'T PRESUME YOUR SPOUSE'S FEELINGS ABOUT ANY MATTER, ASK QUESTIONS TO KNOW THE TRUTH (Nu 14:39-45, NIV)
SUMMARY: AVOID PRESUMPTION
3. DON'T USE SILENCE OR HASTY CONCLUSION TO FRUSTRATE YOUR SPOUSE (Eccl 3:7b, Pro 18:13, Jam 1:19)
SUMMARY: AVOID WRONG SILENCE
4. DON'T TALK WHEN THE ATMOSPHERE IS TENSED OR EITHER OF YOU IS NOT IN A RIGHT FRAME OF MIND (Eccl 3:1, 7b, Jam 1:19)
SUMMARY: AVOID MISTIMED TALK
5. DON'T ADDRESS YOUR SPOUSE LIKE A SLAVE BUT LIKE A PRINCE OR PRINCESS (1Pet 2:17, NIV, Ro 13:7, Ro 12:10)
SUMMARY: AVOID CONTEMPT
6. DON'T THREATEN YOUR SPOUSE FOR ANY REASON (1Pet 2:23, Eph 6:9)
SUMMARY: AVOID INTIMIDATION
7. DON'T CONDEMN OR MAKE YOUR SPOUSE FEEL GUILTY ON ANY OCCASION (Jn 8:3-11, Lk 6:37)
SUMMARY: AVOID CONDEMNATION
8. DON'T SHOUT ANGRILY OR HARSHLY AT YOUR SPOUSE FOR ANY REASON (Pro 15:1, NIV, Jam 1:19-20, NIV, Pro 27:14)
SUMMARY: AVOID ANGER
9. DON'T DELAY TO SAY "SORRY" WHEN YOU ARE WRONG OR TO ACCEPT IT WHEN YOUR SPOUSE IS WRONG AND SAYS IT TO YOU (Mat 5:23-24, Living Bible, Col 3:13)
SUMMARY: AVOID PRIDE
10. DON'T EXPOSE YOUR SPOUSE'S SECRETS TO HIM/HER IN THE PRESENCE OF OTHERS (Pro 11:13, Pro 26:20, 22)
SUMMARY: AVOID BETRAYAL
11. DON'T NAG AT YOUR SPOUSE (Phil 2:15-16, NIV)
SUMMARY: AVOID NAGGING [negative complaint
12. DON'T FAIL TO APPRECIATE YOUR SPOUSE WITH NICE WORDS AS A GIFT AS WELL AS FOR EVERY GOOD GESTURE HE/SHE SHOWS TOWARDS YOU (Pro 16:24, Eph 4:15)
SUMMARY: AVOID INGRATITUDE
5. ISSUE OF AUTHORITY
SEVEN REASONS WHY A WIFE SHOULD SUBMIT TO HER OWN HUSBAND'S AUTHORITY
i. Because her husband is her head or leader (Eph 5:23, 1Cor 11:3)
ii. Because women are gullible or easily deceived (1 Tim 2:11, 14)
iii. Woman was made because of man, not man because of woman (1Cor 11:8-10, NIV, Gen 2:18, 20, 22-23)
iv. It is a command of the Lord (Eph 5:22)
v. Women are weaker vessels [not inferior, but in need of a man to lead her by the side] (1Pet 3:7, 1Cor 11:8, NIV)
vi. Woman came from man, not man from woman (1Cor 11:8, NIV, Gen 2:23)
vii. Woman reveals the glory of man just as man reveals the image and glory of God (1Cor 11:7)
6. ISSUE OF DESTINY/GOD'S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE (Amos 3:3)
7. ISSUE OF CHILDREN
3 MAJOR AREAS OF CHALLENGE ON CHILDREN
i. Childlessness (Gen 16:1-2) ii. Child bearing () iii. Child training (Pro 22:6)
8. ISSUE OF THIRD PARTY (Mat 19:3-9, Amos 3:3, Mat 10:36)
9. ISSUE OF SEPARATION (Gen 2:18, Ex 18:2, 5)
Separation is staying apart without divorce. So while separated couples are still married to one another, divorced couples are no longer married to one another.
Separation may be for a brief or long period of time. The latter is very dangerous and unwise, and must be prevented as much as one can. It reduces one to a married but single fellow.
Reasons for separation include: i. Occupation ii. Conflict iii. Financial hardship iv. Sickness v. Schooling vi. Imprisonment
10. ISSUE OF MATURITY [PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL] (1Cor 3:1-3)
11. ISSUE OF FAITH AND PATIENCE (Heb 11:2, 6; Heb6:12-15)
12. ISSUE OFRELIGION (1Cor 7:39, 2Cor 6:14, 1 Kgs 11:1-2, 4-10)
a) Marrying someone outside of your religion
This is unscriptural and must be avoided.
b) Marrying someone outside of your denomination
This is scriptural if God leads you in that direction.
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Communication, Sex and Marriage → Edwin Cole
LECTURE 15: THE PURPOSE & INTERPRETATION OF VISIONS & DREAMS
1. SOURCES OF VISIONS AND DREAMS
i. God (Acts 2:17, Nu 12:6) ii. Satan iii. Man (Eccl 5:3)
2. PURPOSE OF VISIONS AND DREAMS
i. To warn us against impending danger (Job 33:15-18, Gen 20:1-7, Mat 2:12, 21-23, Dan 4:13-17,19-27)
ii. To encourage our obedience, especially in discouraging circumstances (Mat 1:18-25, Gen28:10-17, Judg 7:9-16,NIV)
iii. To make us seek God for clearer interpretation (Num 12:6-8, Dan 2:16-18)
iv. To show us past, present or future events (Gen 2:20-23, 1Kgs 3:5-15→ present; Gen 15:7-8,12-16, Gen 37:5-10, Gen 41:1-7, Dan 2:26-28)
v. To move us to pray accurately or on target in order to birth or stop some things (Amos 7:1-6)
3. HOW TO INTERPRET VISIONS AND DREAMS
i. Realize that God knows all things (Gen 40:8, Deut 29:29)
ii. Pray for the ability or wisdom to interpret (Jam 1:5, Dan 1:17)
iii. Don't assume interpretations, either literal or symbolic (Num 14:44-45, Acts 10:17-21)
iv. Study symbolism in the Scriptures, especially in the book of the prophets, psalms, proverbs, revelations, etc (2Tim 2:15, Jn 5:39)
v. Read Holy Spirit-inspired books on interpretation of visions and dreams (Pro 27:17)
vi. Check your dictionary for specific meanings, idioms, proverbs, similes, analogies, etc (Ro 1:20)
vii. Pray in an unknown tongues over the vision or dream and wait patiently
4. SOME SYMBOLS AND THEIR MEANINGS
Snail slow progress or retrogression
Duck taking things lightly or with levity
Tortoise worldly wisdom or trickery
Dog sexual immorality, lust or human wickedness (Phil.3:2)
Goat unbeliever (Mat 25:33, 41); stubborn enemy or recurring problem
Snake deception or high level of manipulation difficult to detect
Cheetah rapidly spreading danger or destruction
Chicken a fearful person; one who disrupts or scatters a plan or place
Owl bad omen
Fly (housefly) lie (Satan is Beelzebub, lord of flies Luke 11:15)
Lizard monitoring spirit; someone who has unhindered access to get unnecessary facts or information about people or thing (Pro 30:28)
Cat witchcraft /control (demonic, charismatic, business, work).
Elephant big challenge or problem
Frog falsehood, uncleanness, destruction (Rev. 16:13-14, Ps. 78:45)
Chameleon unreliable/independent person who changes his beliefs with circumstances
Ostrich cruelty (Lam 4:3-4), greatness with great limitation (for it cannot fly)
Penguin elegant but with limited ability
Rabbit rapid productivity, talkativeness; a poor performer in a competition; a writer or speaker incoherent or disjointed in thought
Hare speed; a person making rash decisions
Parrot talkativeness, gossip
Sparrow cheap and difficult life duet to poverty or hardship (Lk 12:6-7), wretchedness
Peacock beauty with tendency of pride; someone fond of showing off something pleasant
but in pride
Horse strength with speed (Ps. 32:9 refers to over speeding of a horse due to it lack of understanding of timing)
Eagle strength (Is 40:31) with supremacy; far-sightedness; someone who has a long-range plan
Lion − victor (Rev. 5:5), enemy of victory ( 1 Pet. 5:8-9).
Mule strong-headed (stubborn) and slow (sluggish) see Ps. 32:9
Donkey durability; someone or something that is long-lasting
Camel − endurance; someone who is strong under pressure
Fish − soul winning (Mat. 4:19)
Spider network (mostly evil)
Ram aggressiveness, aggressive provision (Gen 22:13-14)
Butterfly lack of focus; lack of specific direction in life; zigzag or disorganized lifestyle/plan
Crocodile dangerous enemy that can operate both secretly and openly; pretender
Fox someone difficult to deal with or understand or a trickster; a crafty person (Lk. 12:32, Ezek 13:3-4, KJV)
Dove peace (Gen 8:8-12); gentleness (Mat 3:16-17, Mat. 10:16); somebody who is sense and easily deceived (Hos 7:11, NIV)
Cattle egret somebody or something that brings great comfort with little discomfort to you; a person who creates small challenges for you, but helps you solve greater ones
Pigeon one's duty or business
Vulture death looming around
Goose a foolish or thoughtless person; a dullard; someone slow at learning or grasping things
Hawk someone who embraces or supports an aggressive or warlike policy; someone selling goods from place to place
Ant (usually tiny and black) diligence (Pro 6:6)
Note: small brownish ants may speak of people trying to share your blessings with you
Soldier ant demonic soldier
Hippopotamus (in water) a challenge or danger that may be bigger than it appears
Tiger someone who loves fighting even his own friends, relations, and so on
Maggot decay, rottenness
Pig dirtiness; spiritual filthiness; a glutton (that is, one who eats too much); someone with bad manners; a complex thing
Guinea pig someone or something used for trial and error; a person whose life is toyed or played with by those over him
Bear a rough person with bad manners
Bee someone you should handle extra-carefully to enjoy the sweetness or blessings (the bee's honey) he will bring to your life but whose anger you must not incur because it will have devastating effect on you (the bee's sting); someone who is as good as he is bad, or as sweet as he is bitter, or as nice as he is wicked
Locust wasteful destruction (Amos 7:1-2)
Termite silent destruction
Monkey great intelligence usually used wrongly to outsmart others; intellectualism
Crab fault-finder; grumbler
Bulldog great courage; stubborn determination; tenacity
Bull/cow fierce, strong enemies (according to Strong's Dictionary); oppressor; people who delight in war (Ps 22:12, Ps 68:30, Amos 4:1)
Fat cow great abundance; great financial or material prosperity (Gen 41:17-21, 26, 28-29)
Lean cow poor harvest; famine; scarcity; austerity or economic hardship (Gen 41:17-21, 27, 30-31)
Note: the fact that some cows swallowed up some other cows in Pharaoh's dream above showed that what was swallowed up will pale into insignificance and will not be remembered because of the strong influence of what swallowed it up (see vs 20-21, 29-31).
White righteousness, purity justice (Rev. 19:8, 11), victory (Rev. 6:2)
Purple royalty (or authority (Judge 8:26, Est. 8:15, Mk. 15:17), prosperity (Lam. 4:5, Lk. 16:19)
Green peace, productivity, prosperity (Jer. 17:7-8), go ahead, unripe time, immaturity, patience (compare Amos 8:1-2)
Black suffering, famine, mourning (Rev. 6:5-6)
Red danger, lack of peace (Rev. 6:4), blood of Jesus
Amber (yellow/yellowish brown) glory, radiance (Ezek 1:4 KJV); fear, carefulness
Blue realm of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Heaven, male
Blue and white royalty or authority (Est. 8:15)
Orange lifestyle of repentance (to do God's will), consecration, death to flesh (Job 42:6)
Brown carnality or being ruled by the flesh (Gen. 2:7; Mt. 7:26); governed by the will of man or flesh, not God (John 1:2-13, KJV)
Former boss/master Satan (Col 1:13)
New boss/master the Lord Jesus (Col. 1:3, Eph 6:9b)
A second wife spiritual adultery, unneeded dual church membership (James 4:4-8, KJV)
Giant a great challenge or problem (Num 13:31-33, 1 Sam 17:23-24); a great problem solver
Banker financial support
Thief enemy that wants to steal, kill and destroy your destiny (John 10:10)
Baby a young church, ministry or business
Blood brother /sister brother or sister in the Lord
Mother Mother church where you are born-again and brought in the things of God
Father - God, mentor, pastor
Woman/lady church (Eph 5:23-25)
Son/daughter those who look up to you for counsel, instruction and help in life, ministry, and so on
Stubborn child outcome of a wrong idolatrous relationship with someone that wants to be worshipped as a hero, etc; difficult and disturbing assignment [1 Sam 15:23]
Madman somebody who jokes to deceive others (Pro 26:18-19); somebody who has lost his spiritual or natural senses/sanity (2 Pet 2:16); someone who can destroy your self-image or public image if you identify or interact with him because he his abnormal.
1 − divine oneness, marital oneness (Mat 19:5-6), priority/primary concern (Mat 6:33); beginning (Rev. 22:13)
2 − marriage, alliance, testimony (Jn 8:17)
3 − divine trinity
4 − seasons, affecting the whole world
5 − grace
6 − carnality, demonic activities, humanity (Gen. 1:26-31, Rev. 13:18)
7 − perfection of work, divine rest/peace
8 − newness, new beginning
9 − establishment, fruitfulness
10 − commandment, law, judgment (Ex 20)
11 − rebellion (Dan 7:24-26); last moment (Mat 20:6)
12 − divine structure, divine government, apostolic structure
30 − maturity
40 − consecration
Barred gate/door dispute or disagreement
"An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel" (Pro 18:19 NIV).
Leaking roof/ leaking house/ caved-in roof / sagging rafters negligence of duties and responsibilities due to laziness or idleness
"If a man is lazy the rafters sag; if his hands are idle the house leaks" (Eccl 10:18 NIV).
Water spreading all over the floor of a house /room/office /church auditorium strife
"The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out" (Prov. 17:14 KJV, 14b, NIV).
Rain/dew falling on someone/plants refreshing teaching anointing (Deut 32:2); blessing (Ps 133:3)
Hailstone falling on someone judgment or destruction
Staying in the house roof exalting oneself in pride (2 Sam. 11:12, ); avoiding quarrel (Pro 21:9, Pro 25:24)
At a crossroads/ junction state of confusion/indecision
Nakedness shame; shameful practice; trusting in human strength/effort/ability; helplessness; change your wardrobe, buy some new/good clothes so that you can dress better (Rev. 3:17-18, Rev 16:15, Eph 5:12)
Note: nakedness can also mean trusting in man rather in God.
Jeremiah 17:5-6 reads, "Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
For he shall be like the HEATH in the desert"
According to 'The New Strong's Expanded Dictionary of the Words in the Hebrew Bible,' the word translated 'heath' in verse 6 above means 'a juniper (from its nudity i.e. nakedness of situation).'
The Amplified Bible puts verses 5 and 6 like this, "Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man
For he shall be like a shrub or A PERSON NAKED and destitute in the desert"
Blindness ignorance or lack of knowledge of the truth (Is. 56:10, Eph. 1:17)
Deafness not sensitive to hear from God/man and respond rightly (Ps. 38:13)
Dumbness not speaking God's mind with others (Ps. 38:13)
Cooking − preparing spiritual food
Gold treasured possessions (material or human); durability; long-lasting influence
Yeast/leaven wrong influence (Gal 5:7- 9)
Crown headship/leadership/reigning (2 Chr 23:11, Est 2:17, Ps 8:5-6), glorious destiny (Lam 5:17, Ps 8:5), wealth (Pro 14:24), good wife (Pro 12:4), award [or general spiritual reward]/honour/glory (2 Tim 4:8, Rev 3:11, 1 Cor 9:25, Job 19:9, Ps 8:5); someone like your spiritual/natural child that makes you rejoice (Phil 4:1, Pro 17:6)
Shoe preaching the gospel (Eph. 6:15, Acts 12:8); vocation/idea that will take one's destiny to places
Television vision in life or ministry
Camera secret vision or idea, not to be made public yet
Note: The idiom 'in camera' means 'in secret or in private.' Matthew 17:9 and Proverbs 29:11 exemplify this.
Handset channel through which you can network with others to fulfill your destiny
Yeast/leaven few false teachings or teachers wreaking great havoc; wrong practice or wrong doer that may appear little and harmless but whose evil influence spreads gradually and pervasively to corrupt a great number of people; lack of sincerity and truth; malice [that is, a desire to injure or harm others spiritually, emotionally or physically] and wickedness [that is, the active exercise of an evil intention] (Mt 16:11-12, Gal 5:9, 1Cor 5:8)
Note: Gal 5:9 (AMP) reads, "A little leaven (a slight inclination to error, or a few false teachers) leavens the whole lump [perverts the whole conception of faith or misleads the whole church]."
1Cor 5:6-7(NLT), 8 (NIV) reads, "Your boasting about this is terrible. Don't you realize that this SIN is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old 'yeast' by removing this WICKED PERSON from among you.
Then you will be a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.
Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of MALICE and WICKEDNESS, but with bread without yeast, the bread of SINCERITY and TRUTH" (Mt 16:11-12).
Bread daily provision, job/vocation bringing one's daily provision (Mat 6:11)
Rice provision that requires much of it to be enough or meaningful
Yam provision that requires little of it to be enough or meaningful
Egg (if uncooked) fertile life/assignment in an immature stage
(if cooked) unfertile life/assignment in an immature stage
Mushroom someone or something that rise to fame and falls to disgrace quickly; something that grows or spreads fast but without strength
Stabilizer that which makes someone/something stable in thoughts, in lifestyle, and so on
Generator something that generates/produces power, for example: prayer and fasting
Sometimes, a person, object, place or so in a vision or dream may have a literal interpretation, not a symbolic meaning.
For example, a baby in a dream or vision may mean a literal or natural baby just as buying a car in a vision or dream may mean one is going to buy a car in the natural.
So we need to listen to the Spirit of God to lead us into all truth as regards interpreting visions and dreams as well as in all other areas of life for as many as are led by the Spirit of God are His sons (Ro 8:14, John 16:13).
"And the LORD answered me, and said, WRITE THE VISION, and MAKE IT PLAIN UPON TABLES, THAT HE MAY RUN THAT READETH IT" (Hab 2:2).
Always try to record the details of your dreams, visions and prophecies in a note book for reference purposes and visit it as often as possible so that you will not be found wanting in whatever God says or reveals to you.
I have kept such records for so many years and they have proved tremendously helpful to me.
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Understanding Your Dreams → Henry Wiebe, Jnr 2. The Ministry of A Prophet → Segun Olumide [unpublished].
LECTURE 16: 12 RIGHT KEYS TO GODLY FINANCIAL & MATERIAL PROSPERITY
Text: (Josh 1:8, Pro 10:22)
1. MAXIMIZED RIGHT THINKING (Pro 23:7, Pro 4:23, Ro 12:2, 2Cor 8:9, 3Jn 2, Pro 21:5)
2. MAXIMIZED RIGHT BELIEVING (Mk 9:23,Heb 11:2, 6; 2Cor 5:7, AMP, Jn 11:40, Ro 4:17-21, Neb 3:18-19, Heb 4:1-2)
3. MAXIMIZED RIGHT CONFESSION (2Cor 4:13, Mk 11:22-24, Nu 14:28, 2Kgs 7:1-2, 16-20,NIV, Heb 13:5-6, Heb4:14, Heb 10:23)
4. MAXIMIZED RIGHT LIVING (Deut 28:1-2, Eph 6:2-3, 1Pet 3:1-2, 7)
5. MAXIMIZED RIGHT SKILL (Deut 8:18, Gen 13:2; Gen 26:12-16; Gen 46:33-34; Gen 47:1-6[NIV], Deut 28:4, 11-12, Eccl 10:10[NIV], Pro 22:29, NIV,KJV, Pro 10:4)
6. MAXIMIZED RIGHT TIMING (Eccl 3:1-2, 11; Eccl 9:11, Gal 6:7, 9-10, NIV)
7. MAXIMIZED RIGHT OPPORTUNITY (Eccl 9:11, Eph 5:15-16, NIV, Gal 6:9-10,NIV)
8. MAXIMIZED RIGHT PRAYER (Eph 6:18, NIV)
i. Prayer of thanksgiving (Phil 4:6)
ii. Prayer of praise (Ps 22:3)
iii. Prayer of authority (Jn 14:13-14, Mat 18:18)
iv. Prayer of inquiry (1Sam 30:1-2, 7-8, 18-20)
v. Prayer of request (Phil 4:6)
9. MAXIMIZED RIGHT FASTING (Mat 17:20-21, Is 58:6-8)
10. MAXIMIZED RIGHT GIVING
i. Tithe (Mal 3:8-12)
ii. Offering (Mal 3:8)
iii. Alms (Is 58:7-11)
11. MAXIMIZED RIGHT MOTIVE (Jam 4:2-3, NIV)
12. MAXIMIZED RIGHT PLACE (Gen 12:1-3, Gen 26:1-3, 1Kgs 17:2-10 )
RECOMMENDED BOOKS/MATERIALS: 1. Midas Touch → Kenneth E. Hagin 2. Keys to Biblical Financial and Material
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