THERE IS A PAUL IN SAUL

Every Saul lives in a compound, works in an office, teaches in a school, leads a team, does a business in the marketplace, works in an office and walks pass an Ananias every passing minute and day. There is a Paul That lies in them!
 
That armed robber in your neighborhood, That drunkard, that smoker, that assassin you know, That political embezzler, That gambler in your compound, that thief in your office only needs Jesus. Tell Jesus to Him!
 
Saul was a havoc, a menace, a terror in the neighborhood. So is that unsaved soul near you, in your office, doing business with you. Many are also born again but unsaved like Saul. Saul was a PAUL many ignored until Jesus decided to encounter him. You are the Jesus nearby today. you cant tell the blessing in your neighborhood until you spread Jesus around. You cant tell the solution and wealth of safety in your neighborhood until you pray Jesus into it. You don’t know the gold mine in your compound until you share Jesus. Nothing brings a Change like Jesus. I am a living witness. I didn’t know success, victory and freedom until i began to live for Jesus, my wits and education didn’t hold earthly and eternal value until i filled my life with His dimensions. See how much was in Saul,,
 
-He knew the scriptures but interpreted it to suit his vanities.
-He was a leader in the church but carnal and unlike a shepherd.
-He was educated but frustrated with academic philosophy rather than renewal of his mind.
-He was a leader but a vandal and destructive tool.
-He was a team lead but without focus on true value.
-He was a professional but full of compromise with excitement. -He was energetic but committed to destiny damages.
-He was employed but wrongly engaged and empty of fulfillment.
-He was a teacher but with the wrong passion, mentality and quest.
– He was a prolific writer but he wrote for violence, skepticism, circular humor, vain entertainment and immoral incitement.
 
Saul had everything to change His world but lacked someone with the effrontery to share Jesus with Him. PAUL in Saul was only waiting for an encounter with Jesus.
Isn’t our community, offices, businesses, sectors, nation and world being ruined by Saul(s) that have PAUL(S) in them. God made Paul but Satan polluted Paul and made Him Saul. Every “Bad or notorious Person” you see is good but needs Jesus. Water washes clean with a detergent. The gospel is the water and the Blood Jesus shed is the detergent that changes a Saul to a Paul.
we can save our children from the mayhem that Saul carry. we can also enjoy the uncommon impact, influence and difference of Paul in our nation if only we will share the true Jesus! If you need any change, Jesus is that Change, let no one keep in deception and He is there by your side if only you will care to welcome and acknowledge Him. If you are a Saul, you can become Paul by accepting Jesus and EVERYTHING will change not your own way but His own way, Just follow His precepts in His word (The Bible)
Donot forget, you are the Ananias in the straight street nearest to that Saul (The Adulterer, Embezzler, Thief, drunkard, Gambler, Sickle cell patient, Scammer, Swindler, Prostitute, Liar, False Prophet,) in your neighborhood. You are can be the tool to unravel the Paul in Saul. That your office, desk, talent, business, compound, peer group and professional meeting is the Damascus God has provided to unearth a Paul out of Saul.
If only we can bring Paul out of Saul, we have rectified the economic anomalies of our generation.
Our community and country cant and will not witness any change until we become our brothers keeper! How? Help a Saul to see the Paul in him by showing him Jesus, tell Jesus to him and Praying Jesus for Him.  This is the our duty as our brothers keeper irrespective of what we do, How we do what we do is our tool to make it happen.
Share..
Julius Afolabi

WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY GENERATION & SEX?

So many sour occurrences and experiences have made me to ask this question, i know you have heard and read stories more sour but we cant keep hearing, reading and lamenting without a healing. Sex apparently wasn’t meant to ruin man’s happiness but rather to glow it.  Two will never walk together except they agree!
1. A young fresh man in his green attitude dashed into a lecturer’s office in one of our Nigerian university only to find a him in active sexual intercourse with a student at broad day light.
 
2. A screening inspection was talking place in an office and a career woman had to dash home to pick her credentials only to find her husband in dangerous sexual gymnastic with another woman. He hung on unavailability and sexual famine but the woman knew she was busy but guilty.
 
3. A young enterprising man works offshore and upon an unannounced return discovered his wife in a sexual parade with another man. Sex most assuredly would be one of the vehicles to hell with flippant excuses but that was not the plan, we only bought a different formula.
 
Many corporate executives have unholy sexual demands an appraisal issue. many busy people are lost in the job and lost at home. The career, fame and wealth have become a sickness they can only personally endure. Many are dying in silence concerning sexual matters. Satan has counsel singles to view fornication and sophisticated prostitution as a way out of recession. Student trade sex for grades and graduate without a job, sexually get a job and sexually sustain the job. is that life? That is Hell with sex, a sleep with satanic sex offers you a free accommodation in hell should pass on without a change.
 
Many politician in quest for power has been counseled to have satanic sex with their mothers or daughters. what manner of evil, of course it is obvious that that is no longer natural but inhuman. Sex has its spirit, an erection could take a man off his natural senses and a thirsty ovulation could send a careless woman out of a careless tough. sexual urge can be dangerous and demands the right education.
 
There seem to be more infidelity in the Church than in the world? Adultery is fast becoming a norm. Divorce has become a digestive diet in the Church. What is wrong with my generation? The unholy culture is fast becoming the nature of the Church. There seem to be a flood of immorality sweeping away the Spiritual texture of the Church. Marriages are like planes, we only hear of the ones that crash, no wonder sexual perversion has hybernated in the church. Secrets between couples and ignorant application & communication of Love have also damaged the sexual happiness of many homes. The deception of the age and manipulation of sex has crept into the Church. you will wonder what has happen to the BIBLE. 6 to 1 diet of the bible is a terrible formula for a triumphant life, marriage and sex.
 
The first story was recent and i heard to recall the next two with many more that time and space would not permit me to share , and i thought deeply, what exactly is wrong with my generation and sex. The gift has become sinful goad. Indeed ignorance and indiscipline are powerful combinations that perfect bondage and disgrace. shame is indeed the promotion of fools, a fool is one who rejects the knowledge of God.
 
My generation of young people don’t understand that fornication is like a gadget that when you activate play, it takes God to pulse. Amazingly my generation has failed to understand that Adultery works smoothly with unavailability, anonymity and affordability. both sexual perversion works with disobedience to God. when your Spirit is dormant, your flesh will be active. temptation ride on dominant flesh and passive spiritual control.
 
Sex is a divine gift purposely in marriage but Satan perverted it and mass produced the satanic perspective of sex. Sexual urge is an offshoot of chemicals, it begins with words that drive activation of hormones that increase sexual drive. Words power power touch and touch increase these chemical reactions in the body and sexual drive, stimulation and urge is increased to a point of gratification that ends in sex. sexual urge is a body chemistry reaction that also be powered by a seductive force.
 
It is written the power of life and death lies in the tongue, many have silenced their marital peace and harmony with awful communication. when a wife tells or asks her husband “Is sex food” and a husband tells the wife “are you a dog”. Then they have murdered sex in that marriage.i thought couples are meant to be open, honest and sincere since a third party is a marital death warrant. Only maturity helps a man or woman to hear and understand, more so know how to respond. Age is not wisdom, wisdom is superior to age and puberty. Marriage and sex is a matter of wisdom. it takes a prudent wife and a wise man to live sexually happy. Sexual organs don’t talk but are controlled by communications verbal and non verbal! Sex responds to mentality faster than the act itself. Ecstasy or climax is a powerful communication with heavy consequence, communication is a huge decision process. sex is not love but love leads to sex. Erection is not a defect and amorous responses are not mistakes, they communicate judgements.
 
Never ask your spouse, is sex food or are you never tired? It is scarcely possible to leave sex for food but it is very Possible to leave for for sex. when sex is off your menu list, you are inviting tension in your matrimonial home! Denying you spouse sex is killing the marriage.
 
Sex is not an option in marriage, it is an obligation. If you give a woman everything, all the money and comfort and fail to satisfy her sexually or unavailable for sexual unity in marriage, you have done nothing. sex makes a woman feel like a woman. sex makes a man feel the ego of a man. Sex is God ordained pleasure within the confines of marriage. when a car is not serviced, it will loose viscosity.
 
Don’t kill your marriage with sexual denial. They don’t preach this on the altar. Adam and Eve were naked and not ashamed. Men and Women have varying sexual drive, one party passive and the other passive, In marriage we must close the gap else we brake the edge and the serpent will bite. Couple should talk to each other and be willing to render the benevolence Paul admonished in 1 Cor 7:1-5!
 
Some spouses has been deceived by size of organ for sexual satisfaction, it is not what you have but how you use what you have. The man with the biggest male organ in the world is under torments, lonely, abandoned and rejected. Read it up (Roberto Esquivel Cabrera, 54, from Saltillo, Mexico, has a penis measuring a colossal 18.9 inches.) is that what you want? He laments of such a yoke in his life. yet some women and men are seeking satanic means to increase their organ, are you wiser than God? get out if ignorance and read anointed books that teach Christian ways of managing sexual incompatibility.
 
Safe your spouse the temptation out there. Overgrow temptation by eating well at home, eating out is greed punishable with unwanted and ill-bargained calamities. Whatever has no boundaries, is a bondage.  Don’t employ a partner you may never be able to sack your sour experience with. This and more, my generation must know. I believe that this piece would safe a couple, marriage, fornicator, adulterer and a home.
 
My generation must be healed of this sexual mentality defect.
 
Please share and thanks for taking time to read.
 
Afolabi Julius Olatunde

THE GIFT OF NAAMAN

10 Years ago as a young banker i had an offer to clear a fraudulent cheque valued at #4.2b with a bonus of #100-110m but i declined working with a principle that “whatever i think i cannot make is what i steal ” . That was the gift of Naaman and the appetite of Gehazi!  The person who took the offer was arrested a month after his juicy wedding, lost his job and shattered his early marriage with a frustrated pregnant wife.  Proverbs 15:27a says “He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house”

Every Good gift and every perfect gift cometh from God the father of all lights with whom there is no variableness neither shadow of turning. James 1:17

Good gift and Perfect gift comes from God not Naaman! it is the perfection of heart that help identify rightness of the gift of Naaman. Not all gifts are meant to be received. our stand with God is what scans the gifts as God instructs us. Am very sure there was a need in the house of the prophet but it wasnt the time and type of Gift that would meet His needs. Only discipline can make a man to reject the gift of Naaman.

A careful observation would let you know that Naaman brought his gift with pride. 2 kings 5:11! Bribe comes with pride and pride comes before destruction. many gifts are entrapment because the gift of a man makes a way for Him. Gehazi didnt appreciate the clothing he had on that reflected the glory of God so he opted for the suit of leprosy. Many subordinates never wonder why there contented boss rejected the gift of Naaman. Many people have received gifts that slaughtered them. ignorance and lack of faith in God always bedevils many. faith and patience are requirements for good and perfect gifts. Your need doe not determine your gift, it is the favor of God that is sponsored by the fear of the Lord that organizes your gift , such gifts lift you and not plant sorrow in your life and future.

Satan also packages gifts that will deflate the life and ministry of many today, satanic gift are everywhere today especially with the scarcity mentality that ignorance portrays all around us. proverbs 9:16-18!

Who is Naaman? The political merchants, the business magnates and the many around with lousy wealthy that create a scene when they come, they blare the siren, they command convoys, they come with presidential notes and letters. The so called celebrities and societal respected offices and Dirty chiefs that expect respect that they can’t earn etc. They let everyone know their presence and they display their posts, staff of offices. Naamans will always see that there is a miracle before they bring gift. 2 kings 5:15!  They make their gift look like they are doing you a favor when they actually need what they don’t have but are in you. Any man who can’t value His worth will always fall for the gift of Naaman.

Faith is a must if you must receive a gift from the good God. He that will come to God must believe that He is the rewarded of them that diligently seek him. Naaman waited until his leprosy was cleansed before He believed that there is God in Israel. That is not the divine order. Faith is a prerequisite for perfect gifts.

 


Gehazi couldn’t control his appetite for the gift of Naaman! Through many studies and observation i have discovered that whatsoever has no boundary is a bondage! Even the garden of Eden had controls and boundaries! 


Today, in many offices, businesses and ministries the gift of Naaman has paralyzed efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. Many positions have been used as compensations and exchange strategies because of the gift of Naaman, special services that ought to be for the salvation of souls, spiritual edification for the needy, sick, challenged are now organized for Naamans. Hands that are to be laid on young Elisha’s are now laid because of the gift of Naaman. The church even observes Pareto to attend to humanity but Jesus didn’t even despise children that had nothing to give.

Many professionals and educated people cannot value the worth of their learning so they fall prey to filthy gifts of Naaman that put leprosy on their years of education and expertise. Can’t you see the ridicule in our nation today? Well educated people in the net of messy bribery and corruption. They couldn’t kill the gehazi inside them, so they run after the gift of Naaman. Adultery and fornication is also the gift of Naaman that will run destiny down and leave your life with a low or no battery to energize the pursuit of your vision.

Many leaders, ministers, professional and even pastors facilitate the gift of Naaman by displaying desperation either stylishly or frankly. That is why a low esteemed pastor who doesn’t know that his lift is in gift that comes from God not Naaman will make demands or send sms or specially greet or accord attention to selected Naamans in his congregation and many times it devalues their anointing and their leadership. They suddenly become dry wells that can’t quench the thirst of the people again just like Gehazi they fade away shamefully. Elisha knew his anointing was not a result of manipulation. It was a processed in the furnace of a right walk with God.

The Jesus in you is worth countless times what any man in this passing world can dare to offer you! Sterilize your offers and reject the gift of Naaman for your true prosperity and posterity. What inheritance do you want to leave for your generation? Honor or leprosy! Elisha is remembers as a generational hero but Gehazi is remembered a caution and curse because of the gift of Naaman.

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? can one go upon hot coals and his feet not be burned?

Beware of the gift of Naaman. John 12:26!

Think about your end irrespective of what you do or the position you occupy! Selah!

Julius Afolabi

BE FLEXIBLY STRATEGIC

Being subjectively rigid is a lot of work that leads to business and corporate losses.

God is STRATEGIC, He will go for the man or woman abandoned or forgotten to remember a generation, community, nation or people. God works with identifying potentials that no one can see to achieve all that many celebrate in ages. I Cor 2:18-20!

Jesus went to the tomb to heal one mad man who had great evangelistic potential to reach the entire city. He also decided to have a brief chat with a renowned prostitute who had great evangelistic potentials to sell the raw gospel to the entire city. Mark 5:1-20!

Banking was interesting for me, you could be terrible in operations but should they discover that you have some marketing skills you are immediately re-fused. As soon as my BM in 2002 discovered I could speak the three major languages he relocated me from operations to marketing. I didn’t do much but was the best contract staff in marketing because I understood the dynamics between operations and marketing staff.

Some years ago, the bank had a big challenge in one of its IT locations; we had a contract staff in the IT department that resolved that issue that the whole IT team including the GM IT couldn’t resolve. This contract staff didn’t study electrical electronic or computer electronics. He didn’t even have a degree so he was often relegated and dispersed but inside him was the solution that could have cost the bank several millions. This young man went to the scene and resolved it in days what for months experts couldn’t even understand. The contract staff was just talented in anything computer and employed without a degree.

MD/CEO can you identify one manager who can take another market for you? Manager/ Supervisor can you identify a super-marketer that can launch change your bottom line with his skills? That employee that seems a low performer, timid can you surge up the lion inside him out to bulldoze the market your entire team couldn’t handle.

Be FLEXIBLY STRATEGIC. Manager all that you are wasting the business funds for is in that staff you hate so much, pastor all that the church is suffering can be resolved from that seemingly poor brilliant brother but you ego and office would not allow you consider it. Bishop you know your problem is one private sin that nobody knows about but the euphoria of your position cannot make you apologize to the man you offended. Capon you know that you are suffering in that cult but you feel too big to respond to altar call. There is one thing to get all other things done. Stop being headstrong about giving God that chance to settle all your matter. See the flexibly strategy..

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and EVERY OTHER THING SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU. What are you running about for? What has been your entire race in life about? Wouldn’t you rather consider Mathew 6:33!

 

Share

Julius Afolabi

THE GREATNESS IN YOU!

You are the light of the world, city set upon the hill that cannot be hid. Matthew 5:14. Don’t let your sour experience hide you! God is aware and has the way out.

Getting admission into all levels of my educational pursuit was a sour experience but today the wisdom of God has made me a solution carrier in counsel and business strategy. Is there anything difficult before God especially when you submit to Him? Certainly NO! Your case is not closed; your sour experiences can become your lemonade of impact, influence and income!

Every sour experience of life is a proof of the greatness within you. Many of our sour experiences are seeds of impact, influence and wealth. Many people would never have impacted their world if they had no sour experiences.

The world wouldn’t have celebrated a man like Abraham Lincoln if he hadn’t the sour experiences of serial failure. It was a dangerous sickness that ushered the greatness of Kenneth Hagin’s life. It is the terribleness of poverty that made many people to think and grow rich. what lemonade of value are you going to make of your sour experiences in life to be a blessing to humanity?

The bible is a bank of solution options better than any level of education or human therapy. The bible is the word of God that is true!

What are you passing through? Trust God and believe in Him to see you through so that you can tell the tales of your experiences to preserve many and impact your world.

That poor man cried unto the Lord, the Lord heard him and delivered him from all his troubles. Psalms 34:6! Unto Him that answereth prayers shall all flesh come! Prayers is telling your sour experiences to God because vain is the help of man!

What are your sour experiences today, in your life, marriage, business, career or health? Go tell them to God today! Go to church today, listen to the word of God genuinely, rededicate your life back to God where needful and if you haven’t given your life to Christ before , do so today and let God turn your trials and tribulations to testimonies of triumph and you tell your story you make impact and income.

You are born great to live great, there is greatness in you irrespective of your sour experiences, don’t die little.

Have a blast of revival today in Jesus name!

Julius Afolabi ..

TEN LIFE LESSONS FROM THE POOL OF BETHESDA

Reading this story again in John 5:1-15, i received TEN revelations worth sharing and discovered that, the main message of the man by the pool of Bethesda was after his healing. He was around the temple yet far from healing. Jesus met him again and said to Him, “Go and sin no more lest a worst thing happen to you”, what a pregnant summary! This infers a lot of life lessons from the scene.

  1. God is merciful to all, the man didn’t know Jesus when Jesus walked to Him and released him. Truly his banner over us is Love. God is love and while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. No matter how bad you may be, salvation is still available to you since you have life. Sin sinks but Salvation lifts! God is ready to talk to us if you are willing to open up.
  2. Sin is the hammer that fastens bondage as a nail to a man’s life! Sin will keep a man in circles but not progression. The man’s sin had kept him in same position for 38 years. Shall we continue in sin and expect grace to abound? Iniquity is the sponsor of infirmity and stagnation. Sin keeps a man not too far to solution and fixed in his infirmity.
  3. He was between the temple and the pool of healing. Solution is always around us if we care to observe and become willing to obey! Many people are also on the fence, carnal today and spiritual tomorrow. Just like indifference is no solution, so their situations do not shift its position. Indifference is not a decision but a delusion, it is a self risk!
  4. The words of a messiah save but the words of a liar inflict pain. The man couldn’t take his bed until word came from the Messiah. Only the words of the Messiah can change any condition or situation. Who you listen to determines how you act or respond.
  5. The man was in around the pool of impotent folks. His situation was impotent because he was around impotent folks. Your folks determine your fold and mold.
  6. The man was surrounded by captives that made him a captive. His company were impotent (unproductive), blind (lack of vision), withered (Expired) and waiting (idle and excuse driven). What good would come from such a company! You are about what surround you!
  7. Loathsomeness extends captivity. The loathsomeness of many would deny them the possibilities they are qualified for. The first to step in was made whole. The holes in many lives are in their slothfulness towards an opportunity. Opportunity is to be attacked with the alacrity of preparation. It will not come to you; you will have to go for it. Frustration is being position but incapacitated.
  8. Disposition explains mentality. Your disposition determines your position or opposition. Attitude is a chosen posture! It wasn’t difficult for Jesus to know he had been there for long because of the way he laid. If you fold your hands in hard times, life will fold you into long term frustration.
  9. Lack of identity will make a scapegoat. The man had no name because it could be anyone. If you don’t define yourself and your stand, you will eventually be a scapegoat. The man’s affliction ended when he got to know Jesus such that he could tell others that it was Jesus that changed his story.
  10. Irresponsibility provides wrong answers to the right questions. the man was asked “would thou be made whole” and he responded “i have no man, when the water is troubled to put me into the pool”. Irresponsible people look for who or what to blame for their condition. Irresponsible people have ready-made explanations for failure rather than a reason to succeed. Responsibility is not a suggestion, it is an obligation.

I hope these lessons would sponsor a review of our life endeavors and a just reflection as we plan for the years ahead!

Great week ahead. God bless you as you share.

Julius Afolabi.

PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT OF LIFE

 
As a professional accountant i know that Life is a trading, profit and loss account. The question for me and you is that “Am i going to close the account of my life with a profit or a loss”.  Profits move into reserves. Time is a credible reserve for all men to determine the fate of their account balances. Reserves are meant to rescue embarrassment. How much do you have in your reserves? Life has records and books of account! hmmm…
 
Every man shall personally account for his or her self someday. Daily as we live and often as our days go by, How are are we trading so that at the end of our accounting year we can celebrate with a profit. Many people will have gross profit but will mismanage their expense and end up with a net loss. what are your official, financial, mental, administrative expenses and losses?
 
Jesus said “Of all that you have given me, i have not lost any!
Brother DOCTOR. How many patients have you lost this year? it is not only the patients that died in the process of treatment that are losses.
 
All those who came to you for diagnosis and treatment and left without the knowledge of the Jesus you carry and know because you didn’t tell them about him are capital losses that may count against you. They weren’t directed to you just for medical reasons, the Jesus in you also wanted to have a chat and diagnosis of their eternity.Most of those who will never forget your diagnosis are the ones you added the value of Jesus to! The pastor cant do it alone, your office and desk is a branch of the church! That is where to demonstrate that you love your neighbor as yourself. Diagnosis by the gifts of the spirit are superior and more durable that the theories  and permutation of medical school.
 
Every sinner is a patient that needs a physician. You are that physician that carries the balm in Gilead. Many sick person need Jesus than they need tablets and injection. Ignorance has made many to turn issues that knowledge can treat to prayer points.Many captivities are only punishment of ignorance. Ignorance is the greatest virus of well being. Hosea 4:6!
 
God saved us, our teacher may have trained us by privilege but Jesus is the reason we are not consumed. your profession is your pulpit! Your certification is an altar and your promotion is an opportunity to reach many. your position is purposeful. your knowledge, gift, talent, job and skill are you platforms to get someone saved.
 
All that we have are meant to save others. think about this and begin to use what you given to obtain what you have been promised.
 
Share to Save someone
Julius Afolabi