Monthly Archives: October 2019

Equipped for the work

The Champion’s Meal | Rotimi Adedokun | 10/21/2019

Scripture Reading: Mark 9:1-2

Every invitation is for a purpose; the one without is a trap in disguise. Christianity is the call for a mission. The message of Moses to Pharaoh was not let my people go, but “let my people go, that they may serve me (God)” (Exo 7:16, 8:1, and 9:13) The word serve is to accomplish a purpose and fulfill a mission that I have for them. Peter said, “…God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him” (MSG 1Peter 2:9).

From our reading today, Jesus called his disciples together, not to come and hang out or chat or talk about the latest trending news on social media, but he called them to equipped and get them ready for the mission. This is the secret; there is no time to waste — every second, minute, and hour count. Someone said what differentiates a good from a great leader is that great leader impregnates people with vision and responsibilities while a good leader manages people who are working. Why do you think God paid the ultimate price for your life? The answer is simple, to join him in reaping the world back to him.

Luke documented that all the twelve disciples were all equipped with power and authority (Luke 9:1). Out of the twelve, one doubted him, another sold him, and one denied him, but some preached His gospel. The big question: what are you doing to do with the power and authority that He gave you?

…be inspired, live an abundant life, and help others.

TheSecretMan
Rotimi Adedokun

Go Back

The Champion’s Meal | Rotimi Adedokun | 10/20/2019

Scripture Reading: Luke 15:11-24…

There are some chapters or books in the Bible that stand for some life situations. For examples. 1 Cor 13 is a love chapter. Hebrew 11 is a faith chapter. Genesis 1 is a creation chapter; the books of proverbs and Ecclesiastes are wisdom and how to live a fulfilling life. Psalm 51 is a forgiveness chapter. However, people never take time out to know why those books or chapters were written. King David wrote chapter 51 after God exposes his sin of adultery and murder. This same David, the God, called him the apple of His eye (Ps 17:8).

From our reading today, the prodigal son, just like king David did, went back to his father. I can picture the prodigal son’s father waiting on him every day knowing well that someday he will come back. Remember, the expectation of the righteous shall never be cut off (Pro 23:18). One thing that you should know today is that no matter what the situation is, God is waiting for you. You need to go back to him. The secret of God merry and your happiness a function of your decision to go back to God. Luke 15: 24 says they began to be merry until the prodigal son decided to go back; his father did not celebrate.

Things to ponder on, what if Adam and Eve request the forgiveness of God? What if Eli, the priest, asks God for forgiveness? What if king Saul begs God for mercy? Never assume there is no forgiveness until God said so; you know He will always forgive you (Eze 18:23, 33:11). This was how God answered Adam when Adam told Him that they were naked. Gen 3:11, Who said to you that you were naked? Saul’s refusal to ask forgiveness made him lose his throne, but Daniel meekness to demand forgiveness established his throne gave him dynasty (1Sam 2:35). Those who go back to God will always retain their space in life. I dare you today to go back to God because He is still waiting for you.

…be inspired, live an abundant life, and help others.

TheSecretMan
Rotimi Adedokun

Spiritual awakening

The Champion’s Meal 10/17/2019

Scripture Reading
Solomon said, “Surely, in vain the net is spread In the sight of any bird” (Proverb 1:17).

Spiritual awakening is the secret of authority over the physical world. Once you are dead spiritually, it just a matter of time you will soon be out physical. Bishop David Oyedepo said, “If it is well with you spiritually, it shall be well with you everywherely.” Another name for spiritual awakening is spiritual alertness. Paul said those who sleep, sleep at night (1The 5:7). Night in this context of devotional means the late age of your life. What the above entails is that the only time you could neglect your spirituality if you choose to is in your old age. What age then is old age? According to the scripture, old age is between the age bracket of 101-120years, the bible says a child shall die at 100 (Is 65:20). Even late king David said those who are planted in the house of God (Children of God) should bring forth fruit in their old age. Spiritual vacation is a risk Bishop David Oyedepo says.

This is the secret; not to be prey for your enemy, you must pray. Not to be a food to your adversaries, you must be full, and not to waste away, you must wait on God. Prophet Isaiah said those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength (Is 40:31). Two verses before verse 31 of Isaiah 40 says, “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.” Therefore, no matter how weak you are today, God, He will supply your strength if you wait on Him. One of the things waiting on God does is to give and makes you alert and awake to the situation of life. It was a command when Paul said, “Awake, you who sleep…” Until Jesus Christ fell asleep, the storm did not come to the boat (Luke 8:23). As a bird that is awake could not be prey to the predator, so is a Christian who is awake will not be prey to his oppressor. It is time for your spiritual awakening.

…be inspired, live an abundant life, and help others.

TheSecretMan
Rotimi Adedokun