Monday, 23 March 2015

DO DRAGONS EXIST?

Dragons are not creatures new to many of us. On t.v through children's adventure animation and cartoons we see them, they are are in our films and movies and in fantasy books and comics. There are even game consoles that have them and board games like 'dungeons and dragons'.
But do dragons really exist or are they ancient medieval creatures that once existed and have been wiped away like dinosaurs.
We know dinosaurs existed because there are fossils and archaeological evidence to prove they existed. If not for archaeological evidence and museums that have put together the complete bone structure of dinosaurs many people may not believe in their existence.
I believe dinosaurs existed and I also believe dragons have existed or perhaps might still exist as under water sea creatures that don't make their way to the earth surface anymore because God restricts them.
The truth of the matter is that there are mysteries in this world, mysteries on this earth that man is just discovering or has not discovered yet.
Nephilim's exist. A nephilim is a fallen one. The Bible records that angels took wives for themselves in the book of Genesis Chapter 6 during the times of Noah and these women gave birth to creatures that were half divine and half human, hybrids that have come to be known as nephilims or rephahims which means fallen ones. And they are the fallen ones indeed because God wiped that generation of giants away.
The Bible tells us those nephilims were the great men of old, I believe many stories that fascinate us today were written from inspiration drawn from the existence of these beings, stories of men like Hercules, Thor, Achilles, Apollo (the greek god) and many greek hero's and gods were inspired by the real life exploits and stories of nephilims.
Archaeological evidence also validate the fact that these beings once walked the face of the earth. There are skeletal bones dug out from the ground that prove this.
There are men who have researched deeper into this subject than I have. Check out and research the works of men like L.A Marzulli and Steve Quille.
We may not have much archaeological evidence to prove that dragons exist but we know they are reptilian in nature and dinosaur like. If we can believe dinosaurs existed then we should not find it hard to believe dragons may have existed or still exist.
Perhaps God keeps them bound in the depths of the sea so that they cannot harm man or wipe out the human race, or perhaps they are now extinct like dinosaurs
However the Bible likens the devil to s dragon. In fact he is called a dragon in Revelation 12.
Why will the Bible talk about or liken the devil to a creature that doesn't exist? If he is being described as a dragon in the book of revelation it's because the dragon is a creature that exists or has existed. In the book of Job, a creature is described called a 'leviathan'
The Bible is an interesting and remarkable book. One of the principles we discover from the Bible is that many things we see in the natural reflect what exist in the spirit realm. The devil is a spirit being but the Bible uses natural things and creatures to explain spiritual realities.
In Job chapter 41 the Bible talks about Leviathan, a creature whose description falls perfectly in line with what we know fire breathing dragons to look like!
The Bible is a true book! It is describing a creature that existed in the time of Job. This description is what we call a dragon today!
The breath, the strength, the fire from the mouth of the leviathan, a creature that lives in the water, it's fearlessness, reptilian scale like skin, a creature there is nothing like! These and many more descriptions listed in Job chapter 41 are all descriptions of a dragon to me.
The dragon and the snake are the two major animals the devil is described as in the book of Revelation. In Genesis, he is also called a snake/serpent. If he is likened to a snake which is a present day living creature, then dragons are not mere fantasy or fables. These are living creatures that may be extinct or yet to be discovered in the depths of the sea today!

Friday, 6 March 2015

INTELLIGENT PRAYER (Transcript)


Hebrews 4:12
Revelation 8:4
Revelation 5:8

Prayer can be and should be intelligent.
God's Word has an intelligence.
God our Father, is the all wise God.
When we pray to the all wise God we should pray intelligently.
It's not every prayer that is acceptable to God.
There are prayers that are wrongly prayed. The Bible says we can pray amiss.
Prayer and God's Word should go together.
God's Word gives our prayers a spiritual intelligence!
God's Word has an intelligence!
God's Word is alive and creative!
By intelligent prayer, I am referring to prayer that is living, prayer that is alive, prayer that is creative!

Intelligent prayers are Kingdom prayers.
Intelligent prayer is progressive prayer.
Intelligent prayers are Kingdom minded prayer.
Kingdom minded prayers are prayers that get God's attention.
The fastest way to get anyone's attention is to discuss a topic or topics they are interested in with them. The moment you discuss issues of interest with a person, you've got his attention. It can be the same with God.
Prayer in it's most basic definition is communication with God.
Prayer is presenting a speech before God.
If your speech has God's priority in it, it will get God's attention! 1 Kings 3:10
God's priority is His Kingdom, His power and His glory! Matthew 6:13
That's why Master Jesus mentioned the Kingdom, the power and the glory of God in His prayer, popularly called 'The Lord's Prayer'

Our prayers can be living, progressive, creative and intelligent like the prayers of Jesus were when He was  on earth.
It's the Word of God that makes our prayers like that.
When the Word of God is rightly applied in the place of prayer through God's Spirit, it becomes intelligent, creative, living, kingdom prayer.
In other words our prayer takes on the nature of God's Word. When our prayer takes on the nature of God's Word, we will not pray amiss, we will get God's attention because God respects and responds to His Word. Psalm 89:34
When we pray, our prayers rise up to God as incense. What kind of incense or prayer are you raising up to God. Is it intelligent?



Intelligent Prayer is a short message that was shared by Pastor Olutosin Ogunkolade at THE LIGHT OF JESUS CHRIST ASSEMBLY on the 4th of March 2015 Wednesday Prayer meeting.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

THINK BIG!

An inspiration struck my heart this morning!
This inspiration led to the writing of this article. It must be God communicating with me in the usual style He does. Though I was tired from working overnight and just wanted to rest, home alone because my beautiful wife and lovely son are out at the moment, I didnt feel comfortable because I knew I have an assignment to put this inspiration down as a typed out article so that I don't loose it.
I feel strengthened already as I type this out.
I understand the urgency of  'the message' and the need for many of God's own to understand what I am writing.
The message/inspiration is short and simple- THINK BIG!
Too many people think to small. We think to small because we do not know who we are, we do not know our identity.
Don't take yourself for granted. You are a walking, living miracle created in God's image and likeness! You are talented, gifted, and knowledgeable in more ways than one.
The important question is, what are you doing with all the talent(s), gifts, abilities and knowledge in your possession?
Your ability to 'connect the dots', your ability to innovate, which is combining your gifts, talents, opportunities, knowledge, experience, education or whatever you've got to make something new and needed is a key to your success. Innovation is creativity and creativity is making something with what you have tobring about what is needed. Creativity is success
Many people don't innovate because they do not think big enough. They do not think big enough because they do not know who they are which is evidence of a low self esteem.
The challenge to you today is to think big!
If you are going to make your mark in the world you have to think big.
To make the most of life you have to think big.
To take territories for God you have to think big.
To be all God has created you to be, you have to think big.
I am not the biggest fan of Donald Trump but I like something he once said, I even used it as a quote in one of my books GREAT WORDS FOR GREAT LIVING. He said "you have to think anyway, so why not think big"
Thinking is something we will always have to do, so we might as well think big! Let's not make time for small thinking, though starting small is a requirement at times to growing big. Most things start small, from companies, to ministries, new born human being to animals, we all started small, as seeds, unfertilized sperm, babies, kittens, puppies, caterpillars, etc
We grew to the size are are today.
Everything is designed to grow to some degree. There is an invisible law on everything shouting 'growth'
You can grow in resourcefulness,wisdom, grace, ability, generousity, physical size, accomplishments, spiritually, financially and even in your skills.
You can grow in the art of thinking.
Let your small thinking evolve into big thinking today.
Many of us work hard, put most times its for other people (employers).
We spend a good part of our lives getting an education, only to devote and spend most of our adult life to someone else's dream, organization or to enrich the pocket of our employers. This is not bad in itself but is this God's best for us? Could it be that God has something better for you, could it be that there is a better way to live and to be?
There is a better way to do everything. Find it!
The definition of a successful career to many is to get a good certificate(s) or degree(s) and get a good job, hopefully with a very established organization like Exxon Mobil, Shell, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Ebay,Samsung, architectural firms, established hospitals etc
This is not bad in itself.
But someone started facebook, someone started Shell, Exxon Mobil, Apple, Microsoft, Ebay, Samsung and every established organization on the face of the earth. They are human beings like you and I.
Many people want to work in Shell, Mobil, and many of the oil companies of the world today. Did you know someone started that company? Have you considered starting yours?
Chevron, Shell, Exxon Mobil are parts of John D. Rockfellar's Standard Oil which was one big gigantic oil organisation before the government of his day broke standard oil into several fragments. John D. Rockfellar became even richer after standard oil was fractionized to reduce his financial wealth!
 Some of them the world's established entrepreneurs are not as educated as you are. Some of them didn't have better opportunities than you have, but a few things has made the difference between them and the everyday person, and one of those few things is the ability to think big.
Let your imagination begin to soar unto big and great things like an eagle.
From Donald Trump, to Bill Gates, to Mark Zuckerberg, to Aliko Dangote, to Mike Adenuga, to Warren Buffet, to M.K.O Abiola, to Barack Obama, the quality of thinking big is the quality they all have in common.
Why don't you work on that idea, that product, that company, that book you have talked about for so long?
How big are you thinking?
Make the world your oyster, the earth can be yours for the taking. You are the son/daughter of a King!
I will give you the earth as an inheritance, the ends of the world as a possession Psalm 2 verse 8
Begin to think big.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The need For Life Skills.

Your skill can determine whether you will succeed in this life or not.
Your skills are very important to you, and you will do well to cultivate them!
Your skills can become a major determinant of your success and recognition, your financial prosperity and your ability to win your own share of the market in business or career.
In life, more often than not, we are recognized for that which we do exceptionally well.
What you do exceptionally well, better than others is what people will gravitate towards you for, and make you or the work of your hands a brand name in.
Your skill what you do really well and exceptionally giving you the edge.
Our skills can be innate or acquired. Innate skills are those qualities in the form of talents and gifts we are born with, such skills flow out of us naturally and we have a natural 'knack' for it. While acquired skills are not natural to us be developed over a period of time due to training, practice and observation.
Both forms of skill can take you to the top and I think we should make the most of both forms of skill, our innate and acquired skills.
Acquired skills call for a making the most of opportunities life presents to us. The acquiring of certain skills will not always seem like an opportunity when the chance presents itself.
This is where our decision making comes in, you have to make the right decisions to create or receive the right opportunities. One of the opportunities life will present you with whether you recognize it or not is the opportunity to acquire skills you were not born with.
Folks, we have to make the right decisions! Making the right decisions may not be the easiest of things to do but it always pays off in the long run.
The 'opportunity' to develop your skill of multitasking may present itself as you try to build your career and raise a family at the same time!
Working in a nursery or child care setting may develop your ability to plan activities for your children or child many people do not think about.
Having a child or children, even a spouse may develop your ability to be patient!
Working in a public place or customer service job may develop your people skills which is a top valuable skill!
What kind of decisions/choices are you making?
When you want to pick between job offers or when you aspire to build a career what do you consider? What makes you pick one career path over the other?
Unfortunately, human beings can be very limited in their 'sight'. Foresight is a very rare and necessary ability.
Are you able to weave your experience into your present circumstance, to squeeze foresight out of it?
When life is trying you, do you let it do its perfect work, moulding you, helping you, developing your endurance, and stretching you unto better things so that you will have the 'eagle eye' on matters and learn to multi task or do you complain, whine and give up?
Your job should be a place, or offer an environment where you can grow and develop.
When you took your job offer or applied for that work, did you consider a job where you can learn life lessons and develop life skills? Most people spend more time on the job every week than they spend at home during their working careers. If you are going to put that amount of time into a job you might as well choose a job that enhances you especially in the area of skill acquisition.
Are you able to draw out your development from your current enterprises? Do you have a right, healthy perspective to issues?
When you are being built up, even if you don'tlike the process, do you complain or do you learn your life's valuable lessons from the process?
It's never to late to do the right thing!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Modern Day Judges


Judges have always been of interest to us.
Theres is something about judges that command respect and reverence and they tend to have a presence.
There are judges of all sorts and of various degrees and for different reasons. From talent show judges, to judges in the court room, to judges in villages, towns and localities and tribes.
The position of a judge is an important one, judges are decision makers whose ability to analyse, think and sometimes discern affects those whose matter they have to deal with.
In Bible times many of God's heros were judges. Men like the powerful Samson, the valiant Gideon, the prophet Moses, Samuel the chief prophet of Ramah and King Solomon.
The view and verdict of a judge could mean life or death, prison or freedom,and sometimes favour blessings, compensation or doom, gloom and regret to those the outcome of the judges decision are dealt to.
Judges are used in beauty pageants, talent competition shows, baby pageants e.t.c
The role of a judge is one we all play at some point or season in our lives. Decisions have to be made in our family lives, between friends, relatives and employees, employers and colleagues, and at times we find ourselves having to make judgements.
A judgement refers to the ability to make reasonable, beneficial decisions. This calls for wisdom!
Wisdom, the Bible says is the principal thing. It is the number one thing an individual should aspire for, for good judgement answers to wisdom!
Wise King Solomon cleverly played the role of a judge when two women were presented before him and he found himself having to decide and discern who of the two women who were harlots is actually the true mother of the child. But wisdom saw him through the situation, and his stardom began!
God is the giver of wisdom and the ultimate judge. God is described as a great judge in scriptures who will judge both the living and the dead! He is the true judge who will not judge with partiality and favouritism but looks deeper than man sees. He looks into the heart, and His judgement is correct and true!
God is the judge of all judges! The judiciary system of the world originated from Him. He is our lawgiver, our judge, our king!
In our time, judges are even being elevated to the position of celebrities and their importance is being recognized more than ever before.
The decision of  judges are being used to entertain in this day and age that entertainment is big business and people seek to be entertained. From the likes of judge Judy to judge Rinder, from Paul Hollywood to Simon Cowell, from Mary Berry to WillIam I. Am, from Donald Trump to  Louis Walsh to Cheryl Fernandez Varsini, from Sir Alan Sugar to Nigeria's Charly Boy Oputa.
From judging in the courtroom, to judging on talent shows like X- Factor and The Voice, to business shows like The Apprentice UK and Apprentice USA, modern day judges are interesting to read about and watch!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Come One, Come All

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Do you live in London, Uk?
Or are you a visitor or tourist passing through this beautiful city?
Whoever you are and whatever your status, there is a place for you at The Light Of Jesus Christ Assembly Ministries.
Our church is a Jesus focused teaching ministry with a love culture.
Why not pay us a visit?You will be glad you did!!!
A warm welcome awaits you.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Season's Greetings!



Do you live in London, UK, are you visiting or passing through as a tourist?
Join us for a precious time in the Lord's presence on the 24th of December 2014 (christmas eve service) by 7pm and the 31st of December 2014 (watch night service) by 10pm @ 5-15 Beaumont road, off prince regent road, Plaistow, London E13 8RJ
You will be glad you did!
www.thelightofjesuschristassembly.org