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"The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon." 
Judges 7:20

Gideon ordered his men to do two things: covering up a torch in an earthen pitcher, he bade them, at an appointed signal, break the pitcher and let the light shine, and then sound with the trumpet, crying, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon! the sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" This is precisely what all Christians must do. First, you must shine; break the pitcher which conceals your light; throw aside the bushel which has been hiding your candle, and shine. Let your light shine before men; let your good works be such, that when men look upon you, they shall know that you have been with Jesus. Then there must be the sound, the blowing of the trumpet. There must be active exertions for the ingathering of sinners by proclaiming Christ crucified. Take the gospel to them; carry it to their door; put it in their way; do not suffer them to escape it; blow the trumpet right against their ears. Remember that the true war-cry of the Church is Gideon's watchword, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" God must do it, it is his own work. But we are not to be idle; instrumentality is to be used-"The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" If we only cry, "The sword of the Lord!" we shall be guilty of an idle presumption; and if we shout, "The sword of Gideon!" alone, we shall manifest idolatrous reliance on an arm of flesh: we must blend the two in practical harmony, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" We can do nothing of ourselves, but we can do everything by the help of our God; let us, therefore, in his name determine to go out personally and serve with our flaming torch of holy example, and with our trumpet tones of earnest declaration and testimony, and God shall be with us, and Midian shall be put to confusion, and the Lord of hosts shall reign for ever and ever. 

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over  all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19.

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even geeater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12.

Dear bornagain believers, the Lord has given us authority over all the power of the enemy.

And just imagine, all of the wonders and powerful work He did, He say to you and I, greater work we will do, if only we believed!

George Wion Apr 11 '17 · Tags: power authority
"If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. " John 14:14 

There are scriptures upon scriptures that emphasize the relevance of prayer. Scriptures upon scriptures that assure us what God can do when we pray! 

Why do we not pray then?  Or do we pray and pray amiss?  If we are really praying, our lives, families, churches and society at large will reflect that!  The presence of God will be evident in our lives, souls will be genuinely saved in our churches, marriages and children grounded in the love of Christ! 

"If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. " This is the Lord Jesus speaking!  He is God, unlimited!  VERY CAPABLE! 

The major thing that stands out in this promise made by the Lord of lords is ANYTHING IN MY NAME! The Lord will not answer any prayer that is not in His name! Asking in His name means praying according to His word!  Asking in His name means praying according to His will, and His word is His will! 

Believers are "praying". But are these prayers in His name?  Are these prayers according to His word and will? Are these prayers not in our own name or the Pastor's name? Are these prayers not rooted in our own desires, emotions and selfish ambitious rather than according to His word? We pray in the name of our emotions!  So instead of asking the Lord to save the Soul of our perceived "enemies " we ask the Lord to kill them. We pray in the name of our selfish ambitions!  So we fast and pray not for abundance of Christ in us, not abundance of His power so we can be effective ministers of the gospel!  We ask for abundance of money and material things so we can show off!  Three days fasting and prayer just so you can have a "breakthrough " in your finances not your spiritual life! No fasting and praying for lost Souls! 

When you go to some churches, you can see Believers really "praying " from their head to toe!  Maybe, that is all there is to our prayer life! Public prayer, making a show, no personal private one on one time with Christ! 

"Public prayers" have its time and place! But I'll rather call it corporate prayers not public prayers!  Corporate prayer is the type that took place in the upper room!  Believers hand in hand praying for the outpouring of the power of God through the Holy Spirit!  Praying according to the Word of God!  Insisting on the kingdom to come!  This is corporate prayer! And this prayer is very effective!  Believers praying in one accord for God to pour Himself out through His Spirit! Praying for lost Souls!  Praying for revival!  This is the lost art of the Church: Corporate prayers! The upper room kind of prayers! 

I write this to challenge our hearts to action!  I am personally seeking for genuine believers who have the willingness to pray for others salvation, healing and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our generation! The Internet has made things easy for us to pray corporately without being in the same room! 

If you are interested in this let me know!  

Mike Odeh Mar 21 '17 · Tags: prayer
Good morning bornagain believers!

Do you know that Jesus left unfinished work that we need to complete before He come back again?

Please turn to the book of Matthew 9:35-38. 

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching all the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field."

George Wion Mar 18 '17 · Comments: 1 · Tags: few workers
" Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are." 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

Do you not know that you are the temple of God? There are  two answers to this question: yes, I know that I am the temple of God or no, I didn't know that I am the temple of God. So what is your answer? 

And then a follow up question, do you not know that the Spirit of God dwells in you?  Again it's a YES I KNOW OR NO I DIDN'T, answer. What is your answer?  Is it, YES I know the Spirit of God dwells in me or NO, I didn't know that the Spirit of God dwell in me?

If your answer is, yes I know, what have you done with what you know? It's one thing to know something and it's another to live in the reality of what you know. Are you living as the temple of God?  Are you living as someone in whom the Spirit of God dwells? 

A temple is a building used primarily for worship! Its primary purpose is to serve as a place of worship! It's a place dedicated for worship! 

For example, the temple Solomon built was designed from foundation to roof with none other purpose but as a place of habitation for the Lord!  Nothing else but as a place to worship the only true God!  Everything about the temple from the outside to the inside depicts its purpose: as a place of worship!  God's property!  The temple belongs to God!  The temple is God's property from the inside out! 

You are God's temple!  You are meant for worship!  You are supposed to be God's habitation!  You are God's property!  Are you living as one? 

God's temple is not for every use!  It is for holy use only!  You don't take dirty and unholy things to the temple, if you have the fear of God! 

The temple can be defiled! It can be defiled through sin!  It can be defiled through unholy sacrifice! It can be defiled through abomination! Be very careful therefore how you live as the temple of God, for if you mess around, God will let you be destroyed like the temple in Jerusalem! If you defile God's temple, you will become vulnerable to the attack of the enemy! The Lord will leave you and you will become like every other building! 

The Spirit of God dwells in you! The Spirit of holiness!  The Spirit of power!  The Spirit of Wisdom!  The Spirit of knowledge!  The Spirit of Understanding!  The Spirit of the Fear of God!  Alleluia!  Do you know all these?  Or you have been ignorant of these? 

Go forth and live as God's temple! For there is no better honor than this! 

Mike Odeh Mar 16 '17 · Tags: holy
Hello dear friends.

Let us stop complaining of the enemies tricks and deeds and begin to use what our Master has given to us. Most especially in these last days, we are going to experience all kinds of things. But I want to remind you and myself of the book of Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Also, the book of Luke 10:19 tell us, I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

George Wion Mar 13 '17 · Comments: 1 · Tags: authority, power
It is not the magnitude of your problem that matters but the ability of your helper. The question is, who is your helper?

Psalm 121 verses 1 and 2
I will lift up my head to the hills-from whence cometh my help? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and the earth.

If the LORD is your helper then you have access to his limitless ability because he is the one who made heaven and the earth.

In summary, whatever you are going through NEVER GIVE UP BUT LOOK UP TO THE UNLIMITED HELPER - THE ALMIGHTY GOD.
Abiola Olumide Mar 8 '17 · Comments: 1
Bornagain believers, let us be very careful. The book of Luke 10:17-19 states: The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name". He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions, and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven."

That means friends, all the demons and different kinds of spirits can submit to us.

Also, we can pray for the sick, and they recover from their sicknesses and many others, but one important thing I want us to always remember, that our names are recorded in heaven.

George Wion Mar 3 '17 · Tags: lived right
"LORD, they have killed Your prophets and turn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life. But what does the divine response say to him? " I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal. Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace."

Romans 11:3-5

Elijah with all the anointing at a point in his life and ministry felt alone! No matter how anointed you are, you need someone! In the case of Elijah he needed people of same zeal, men and women who have refused to serve any other god but the LORD! He needed the fellowship of fellow believers who have not bowed the knee to Baal! But he couldn't find such! I guess because there was a problem, NETWORKING PROBLEM! There was no means to network! So he felt ALONE regardless of his exploits! 

He single handedly took on 450 prophets of Baal!

The Lord put a vision in my heart 4 years ago! We can do a whole lot more United as genuine followers of Christ than our solo efforts! In fact the tactics of the devil against the body of Christ is ISOLATION! A bunch of sticks together is difficult to BREAK, but when you isolate them, you can break them easily! So also a bunch of broom sticks. Everyone is more concerned about their denomination than they are about the body of Christ! 

Christ did not die for denomination! His prayer before He went to the cross is:

 " Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world,and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are." John 17:11

The Lord Jesus did not pray that all who call themselves Christians be one, it is those who are His true disciples, not wolfs in sheep clothing. Most times when we call for unity in the body of Christ the picture that comes to mind is all Christian denomination coming together! Such endeavor will fail. Because every denomination have their interest and under such platform will seek to promote/protect  their interest. And that is why such attempt usually end up in chaos!

Unity in the body of Christ is for genuine followers of Christ coming together or reaching out to each other not in the name of denomination but in the name of Christ! Wherever there is such movement, the individuals(true disciples) are there not in the name of a denomination but in the name of Christ! No one has denominational interest! The only interest is Christ's interest, His love, His life, His Word, His Kingdom and her cause (evangelism).

Away with denominationalism, I have seen a light and I will pursue it to a conclusive end by His grace!

It's in the light of this vision I started Bornagain Universe with my wife 4 years ago! In this computer age,the internet has made the world a global village, we have no excuse for not reaching out to each other in love! Elijah had network problem. Imagine what could be the possibility, if even 1,000 of the 7,000 wont-bow -down-to-baal-believers had reached out to each other? What will happen if you put 1,000 live coal of fire together?

Let no one hear you idly saying, there's nothing I can do! I have committed myself to the cause to build platforms where genuine followers of Christ can fellowship! So help me God!

Join the movement here or any where else!

Mike Odeh Feb 28 '17 · Tags: unity
I wonder people take time to read the bible. If we are not, we need to ask the Lord to give us strength and the desire to read His word everyday, and by doing this, it will help you and I how to live for God and also be prepard for His coming. I was reading the book of Revelation, chapter 8 & 9, where it's mentioned that when the seventh Seal was opened, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour and the seven angels that stood before God, were given seven trumpets and what they were instructed to do!

I don't want to explain it to you, but I asked that you read it for yourself. Read the book of Revelation friends, it will show you what to do with yourself, most especially in these last days...

George Wion Feb 26 '17 · Tags: end time
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