A man came from Cameroon to see me with a bunch of plantain for me and ask me to pray that God will make him a multi millionaire. I accepted the offer and I asked him to close his eyes, then said I to God, father this man has brought a bunch of plantain, can you give him one million fingers of plantain. He opened his eyes and said No sir, I don’t want plantain, I want money. I told him, Oga, you planted plantain and expect to harvest something else. Write it down and write it in your heart that ‘Prosperity is impossible without a seed’.
In Zechariah 8:12 the bible says ‘For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. Therefore, Number two, Increase answers to Inputs. There is nothing like something for nothing in life. If you want to prosper financially, you must sow financially. If you want people to love you, love them; for life is an echo, what you put in is what you will harvest.
In Galatians 6:7, the bible says life is made in a way that what you sow is what you reap ‘Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap’ I hope God will grant you an understanding of that beautiful line of his word. If you are a girl and you like to sleep with boys, you are likely going to marry a man who has slept with so many girls. A lecturer who took interest in telling girls if you will pass your examinations, you must see me. When he planned to marry, he desired a virgin and went to his village to pick a girl. He found one and married her; at the night of their wedding, the girl told him she has slept with more men and was not a virgin. There are those who walked into a place of fellowship like ours and never asked God what will I do for you? There are those who have been repeatedly blessed by our online ministration and never asked God what will I do to sustain this program. We need workers, we need helpers and we need volunteers. Find something you can do that will bring blessings and multiply blessings to you.
If you are friendly, people will be friendly towards you; if you love others, others are bound to love you. If you are kind hearted, people will be kind hearted towards you. Life is made in a way that everyman receives his echo as reward. The question you will ask yourself today is why has God spared your life? Why has God kept you alive? What were you made to accomplish?
God blesses you for His kingdom sake, for the sake of your family members and for the sake of your village; but so many of us are blind to it; so many of us are so selfish. All we want is how to gather more. When you Get what you Can; and Can what you Get; and Sit on the Can; and Guard the Can; you run into a life of struggling, a life of poverty, a life of defeat. Men and brethren, it is not where you are that determines who you are. It is who you are that determines where you are. Exodus 3:21-22
Anybody who wants to command the wealth of God must first obey the commandment of God. We are not of our own; we have been called to serve God. Exodus 25: 2-8. The word ‘take’ means from what God has given you already, take from it.
As we were ministering in Houston, I asked everyone to stand up but a woman could not because she was lame. So I asked what is a lame woman doing in the house of God except to be healed. I commanded her to stand up, when she did, the whole crowd went wild. But a Nigerian cornered me and said if you can ask God to make a lame woman to stand up; ask same God to give me 50 million dollars, I will give you 1 million dollars. I told him that is not how the kingdom of God operates; you will take from what God has already given you and give to God first. You don’t say to God bless me tomorrow and I will give you something tomorrow. Every one of us has something he or she can give. If you can’t give money, you can give your time. If you can’t give your time, you can give your talent. If you can’t give your talent, you can give your skill. Every one of us can give something.
Psalm 132: 1-6. When David was nobody, God remembered him. You may be last person in the line but God can cause small confusion to bring you to the front row. You may be the smallest in your family but God can rearrange things to make you number one. Tonight I declare that a day will come that God will move you from where you are to the front row.
Dr Uma Ukpai
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