This is What We do – The Vision

Hello sir, my name is Banks Uchenna Nwokeji. Before I go any further with this e-mail, I would like to sincerely apologize (I know you're wondering what I could possibly be apologizing for, given the fact that we've not met or even had a conversation before). Well, I'm apologizing for not responding to your emails all these years and that's sadly because I've really not been reading them. I get a bunch of emails from a lot of people, mostly sites I subscribe to. Some of them, I can't even remember when or why and sincerely, I only bother to open and read just a few. I was recently going through my inbox and I stumbled on your most recent email, "Bayete-Nkosi". For some reason which I'm not sure of, [...]

His Times and Seasons – Part 1

I am in awe of how our Lord employs His times and seasons in our lives. He recently impressed upon me the key to understanding His timing and season in our lives is submission, obedience and discernment. Submission, obedience and discernment are all significant subjects and many books have been written about this, and hence, it cannot be adequately covered and discussed in a few blog posts. I will endeavor by His grace to communicate what He has revealed to me and pray He will minister to you in your journey with and through Him. Just as we have chronological seasons (spring, summer, autumn and winter) in our natural realm our Lord has planned His seasons for our lives, including where we currently reside: Country, region, location and environment. (Ephesians [...]

Bayete Nkosi (Exalted King) – A Gift From South Africa

Raising a family, going to school full time, being an athlete with no scholarship money, being a full-time worker and trying to pay tuition—all at the same time—broke my spirit. I suffered immensely in university. But I look back now, and I thank God for that season of life. I wouldn’t have the selective indifference I have today if it weren't for that sad season. It's reminiscent of David who was abused by the authority of his dad and was left behind to serve sheep while his brothers served the nation as soldiers. Imagine the brokenness David felt. Yet he was able to turn this into invincibility. If the bear and lion couldn't touch him, then this uncircumcised Philistine, Goliath, couldn't as well. Goliath's entire existence, as far as David [...]

Let Them Kick You Out. Jesus Will Find You

While in Tamil Nadu, India, I heard the touching story of Pastor Thilak who seemingly had it all. He had a large and thriving congregation in Bangalore. He had a house, and a comfortable and loving family. However, he found truth and discovered that some of what he taught in the past was not sound doctrine. He corrected his doctrine, but it appeared all hell was let loose over this just act. His denominational heads threatened to kick him out, and they followed through with their threat. In addition to kicking him out, they advised his wife to stick with the denomination, instead of with her husband. He detailed, with tears in his eyes, how his wife left and how he went from having it all to having nothing in the space of [...]

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 [...]

Watchfulness is Preparation and Waiting Produces Confirmation

The Holy Spirit led me in praying the following prayer for the Church: "Ask the Lord of the Harvest to send more workers into His harvest field because the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few". (Matthew 9:36-38). During prayer, I was led to Matthew 14:13-21 where Jesus only had 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish to feed a multitude. He took the bread and fish, looked up to heaven, gave thanks, and broke the loaves. The food was multiplied feeding 5 thousand men plus an unspecified number of women and children. As I continued to press in prayer, I was given Luke 22:32 where Jesus prayed that Peter’s faith would not fail. Preparation is Key In waiting upon the Holy Spirit over a period of time, I [...]

Save Yourself 3 Years of Regret!

God is not unaware; neither is He uninformed. He knows fully well that someone just kicked dirt in your eye. In fact, He knew long before it happened. He does not sleep. He watched how unfairly you were treated. Every tear that dropped from your eyes in the privacy of your bedroom, He still holds in His hands, wet as they were when you first cried them. He just does not operate the way you do. He does not always tell you what He is up to. If He did, there will be no need to have faith because you will already know what is around the corner.   What Elisha Saw It is your responsibility to ask of Him: Lord, what are you doing now? If you ask sincerely, [...]

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