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What Side of the Table will You Sit On

It gives me great joy to write you and to hear from you as well. How are you? Hope you've treated the year great so far? My family and I are doing great. Since the news article was written on my ministry, we have seen physical attacks as we've never seen before. It used to be just spiritual, but now it also spilled into the physical. We are at peace, our joy knows no bounds and we can't just stop sharing about Christ. A testimony: we won a petition from the city of Indianapolis to continue preaching right here at the Onyx House. We believe our best years of ministry are ahead of us. Continue to lift us up in prayer. Peter and the disciples preached a simple message after [...]

Watch & Pray

Since my last letter, I've received testimonies galore. It's almost overwhelming what God has done in the life of so many readers. Those who wrote me back have given me permission to publish their testimonies,  but I'm concerned we may not have space for all the testimonies. Write me back and let me know if I should write down more testimonies, or just create a link where you can go and celebrate with those who have received their breakthroughs? You know, the fastest way to get your own breakthrough is to rejoice with those who are rejoicing. We often miss God's move because we are concerned about the past and the future, which is not bad. The Lord has put it in my heart to advice you with the topic: [...]

One More Time

Samson, a man of destiny, could not be stopped. It didn't matter that you sent 10 enemies to him or 10,000 - he would defeat them all. His call was to bring salvation to Israel and he was well equipped for this. But for the lust of a young man, the trappings of beauty and the lure of temptation, Samson surrendered His God given purpose, on the alter of sexual pleasure. He sold his birthright for pottage. Sound familiar? As the Philistines celebrated their capture and defeat of Samson, he made a prayer to the Lord, to give him strength this last time. This prayer was granted, and Samson defeated more Philistines in death than he did in life. One more time. Hustle and Upset The professional fisherman, had toiled [...]

See it, Believe it, Achieve it – Lesson From El Salvador

El Salvador is an abbreviation of the word "El Salvador del mundo" which means "Savior of the world". My Salvadoran host, Adan, a man who drove me around the city for hours, explaining every nook and corner, explained this to me. Adan has a small family and a thriving hotel business. Our discussion centered around the fact that he became successful because he was able to see. He had the opportunity to travel outside of El Salvador when he was younger. This allowed him to see things that were different from what he saw growing up in his country. From that experience, his expectations of what he could achieve started rising. He started believing that he could do more with his life - and he did. He beat all childhood [...]

Connection and Settlement

Located just outside a home I spent 8 years growing up in Lagos, Nigeria were thriving shops that sold parts for cars. The culture integral to the success of these shops was: "connection and settlement." Let me explain. An entrepreneur, sensing a need to open up a new shop, since he has outgrown his old shop, would travel to the rural cities and hire someone. This new hire (protege) would live with the entrepreneur, learn the ropes of the trade and serve faithfully. When the new hire becomes competent at the trade, the entrepreneur would then open up a new shop for him (new hire) to manage. After about 5 years of successfully running a shop and repatriating the profits back to the entrepreneur, the new hire will then get [...]

You would be insuperable if you were inseparable – Lesson From Rwanda

While reading through the exhibits at the Genocide museum in Kigali, Rwanda recently, I came across the word Hamitic. I'm not fully sure why this word stuck out like a sore thumb, but I decided to look more into it - Hamitic simply means being a descendant of Ham. Ham was one of the 3 sons of Noah. A false theory developed overtime, amongst many, that those of Ham's lineage were different and perhaps inferior. Which fascinates me because I noticed that some of God's biggest generals have names that end in Ham; Abraham, Graham, Branham etc). Being of Ham or of Shem is a divider negating the fact that all are of Adam. The Belgians used this Hamitic notion to colonize the Rwandans, they used the old political playbook termed: [...]

Here is Why You Are Mocked

As a track athlete at the University of Indianapolis, many years ago, I would do the practices with the team, get ready, even hop on the bus and travel to the track meet. However, when it was time to suit up and get on the track, I would develop cold feet and offer up an excuse why I couldn't run. I was afraid of the crowds. What if I came last? A boy named Bryce seized on this and laughed me to scorn, saying he could put me several feet ahead and still beat me in any race. Some others joined him in laughing, I was terrified. But there was yet another boy whom I would call Sage, who encouraged me. Sage said: "Uche, you can beat Bryce and any [...]