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THE INCORRUPTIBLE by Chiedu Dieyi

I will like to commend science for its accomplishments and contribution to the modern human world today. Through our knowledge of science, we have become more conscious of our physical world and relate with it in such a way that makes life easier. Through the discoveries of Plato, Albert Einstein, Robert Hooks etc., man has succeeded at creating a world with vast possibilities.  However, despite this fact when we take a panoramic view of our world today, it wouldn’t be difficult to find traces of dysfunction in the systems of humanity that questions some of the assumptions and conclusions of science. Science tells us for instance, that anything that cannot be subject to experiment cannot be established as a fact. It also tells us that any belief that is not hypothetically consistent with the unequivocal laws of physics and empirical realities of philosophy, are all but raw conclusions drawn out of emotional imagination. As a result, man’s philosophy makes certain postulations that I find quite disturbing. Because they hardly give room for exemptions, I believe the greatest misunderstanding of man is the belief that he understands everything, and the greatest mistake of human science is the belief that it will never make one.

It is against this controversial backdrop however that I raise the question on the subject of corruption. Is everybody corrupt? Sadly I have sat before intellectuals, clergy men as well as industrialist to discuss subjects bordering on the integrity and transparent tendencies of men. Unfortunately for me, the answer I always get to this infamous question was always on the negative. Corruption is perceived as a dysfunction that no man can confidently say is free of, and as such it becomes a practical impossibility to be exempt from it.

It is conclusions of this nature that drove me to the pages of history and rummage through the maze of research in addition to the sleepless nights of bible study to demystify (if you will call it that) the probing subject matter of corruption and perhaps succeed at uncovering the impasse that makes it a complex issue. I struggled hard to come to grasp with the proposition that ‘everybody is corrupt’. I discovered from years of observation that one of the root cause of the continuous and contagious degeneration of moral standards in our nation is the very belief that everybody is corrupt. The problem with such a belief lies not in the political or philosophical incorrectness or correctness of the statement, neither is it found in the realistic accurateness of the belief. The problem actually lies in the multiplier effect of such a conclusion. What do I mean by that? It is very simple. When one man believes that everybody is corrupt, he automatically becomes corrupt (even though he wasn’t corrupt initially) because it programs him at the spot. In turn, he passes the virus to the next man, while the next man passes it to the next. And on and on it goes until an entire nation is caught in the pattern and practice of corruption. 2 Pet 2:4-8 Scripture tells us that even Lot was almost caught up in the pattern because he lived among a perverse and crooked generation.

However from my research, I found many flaws in the proposition that everybody is corrupt. For example, there were this three Hebrew boys in historic kingdom of Babylon during about 600BC. Their names were Shadrack, Mishack and Abadnego. They refused to bow to the image of gold set up by the corrupt king Nebudchanezzar. While the entire nation bowed, they chose to be an exception to the rule. This I find to challenge the proposition that everybody is corrupt.

Noah also found himself in a similar situation where the entire generation was perceived to be corrupt; Gen 5. Noah’s refusal to take rank with the rest of the evil world under the popular evil maxim which says, ‘If you can’t beat them, join them; tthrows another compelling offset to the proposition that everybody is corrupt.

Daniel is another inspirational character in history that poses another ruthless challenge to the belief that everybody is corrupt. As first of the three  governors of  a gentile kingdom, the \Holy scriptures tells us that he was distinguished in governance. ‘He was preferred above the presidents and princes because an excellent spirit was found in him’ Dan 6:3 {accountability is an antidote to corruption}. Daniel’s disposition to transparency and integrity immediately brought him on a collision course with his colleagues at work. Taking a stand against evil will always put you on the hot seat. Evil men feel threatened because of your refusal to take rank with their lifestyle. They feel your uprightness is exposing them ( I wish we will have more lights in Nigeria today)

It is my conviction tonight that one righteous man in a corrupt system is all that God needs to change the system. Because that one man will blithe the evil scheme of wicked men.

Even when they plotted against Daniel, he didn’t fight, because he knew that any attack against an honourable man of integrity is a direct assault on the creator. In the end, corruption was ejected from the system and incorruption was established.

Therefore, the conclusion is this: There is an exception to the rule of corruption as well as exemption from the practice of it.

 

Let us consider certain concepts and laws of corruption

LAWS OF CORRUPTION

  1. Corruption originated in Lucifer (Ezek28)
  2. Man inherited corruption( Therefore corruption is hereditary in nature)
  3. Corruption came through the subtlety of deception
  4. Corruption is multipliable: That means it has the tendency to reproduce itself. One act of sin is all it takes to erase an entire history of good.
  5. There is no excuse for being corrupt
  6. The effects of corruption is more powerful than the consequences of corruption: The pull of corruption is such that it programs the minds to accept the pattern it has created. It is called the power of sin.
  7. Corruption is highly contagious
  8. Religion cannot cure corruption: It will take more than personal discipline, self righteousness, and religious do’s and dont’s to be cured from the power of corruption
  9. The only cure to corruption is the cross: The Blood of Christ brings reconciliation to God, and the cross delivers, not just from the ACT of sin, but from the POWER of sin.

 

WHAT IS CORRUPTION?

From dictionary standpoint, IT MEANS

  1. To be morally impaired
  2. Depraved in mind and heart

III. An altered version of an original

The literal meaning has to do with distortion, decomposition, degeneration, pervasion, putrefaction and soul depravity.

It is the act of corrupting or of impairing integrity virtue or moral principle; the state of being debased; loss of purity or integrity.

It also means to be crooked and depraved in mind; to be morally degenerate.

In computing, it means the destruction of data by manipulating parts of  it, either by deliberate or accidental human action or by imperfection in storage or transmission media.

From this definitions, one thing becomes obvious, and that is corruption is an effect from a cause. It means there was an ORIGINAL standard that was moved away from. Because these definitions imply that corruption is a departure from something. That means that the corruption in man was not man’s original state. In Genesis. We were told that God created man incorrupt.(But not incorruptible). Something made man incorrupt. And that is the real issue. It is the root that produces the tree.

Man was originally created in a perfect image, until the tempter came and planted an evil seed.

If a corrupt seed is in a man, such a person will produce corrupt fruit. John the Baptist said ‘bring forth fruit meant  for repentance.’ This is why we cannot exempt the subject of seed from the discourse on corruption. 1 John 3:9 “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remained in him; and he cannot seen because he is born of God”.

What is a seed? It is a law. A mental programming. A genetic programming. A software system of the mind. You don’t blame the behaviour you see in people. You blame the mental disposition producing it.  A monkey acts like a monkey for instance, because he his programmed by birth to act that way. In computing, you don’t blame the corrupt file, blame the virus.

Satan carried out a strategic onslaught on human race by choosing to target the patriarch of the entire human race. Because once he was corrupt, the entire unborn generation is corrupt.

The most critical time in the history of human existence was Genesis 3:1-6 “And when the woman saw that the three was GOOD FOR FOOD, and that it was PLEASANT TO THE EYES, and a tree DESIRED TO MAKE ONE WISE, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also to her husband with her; and he did eat.”

Notice three indices here. She saw that the tree was:

  1. Good for food
  2. Pleasant to the eyes
  3. And desired to make one wise.

This is the womb that gives birth to all the lust in man’s heart. It is the womb of corruption.

2Pet 1:4 “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by therse ye might be partakers(no partake) of the divine nature, having esc aped the CORRUPTION that is in the world through LUST”.

What is this lust? It is the same found in 1John 2:15-16 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the LUST of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the father, but is of the world”.

It is the same indices in Genesis 3. They are what i call the three basic drive of man.(What Maslow call the basic need of man)

  1. The drive for survival and carnal pleasure (Good for food – Lust of the flesh)
  2. The drive for material acquisition (pleasant to the eyes – lust of the eyes
  3. The drive for love, power and respect (desire to make one wise – pride of life)

These are the basic drive that gives birth to corruption in the world. I consider them as the greatest weakness of mortal men. They inform what man is living for. They give us a sense of purpose and direction in life. It is the object of our greatest pursuit in life. They are the reason humanity is corrupt today.

 

CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

In our country today, corruption has become a huge mountain that appears unmovable, a bottomless pit that continues to sink the nation and heavy bondage that has impeded progress up to a point that it seems as though there is no solution.

The rise of public administration and the discovery of oil and natural gas (porpularly known as the oil boom)are two major events seen to have triggered the increase of corrupt practices in the country. In 2012, Nigeria was estimated to have lost over $400 billion to corruption since independence. That’s enough to feed the entire African continent.

Government had tried to contain the menace through the enactment of certain laws and the enforcement of integrity systems, yet the impact is not felt. Because you cannot legislate incorruption.

One of the major causes of corruption in the country is the rat race for ostentatious lifestyle and the desire to materialism. As a result, it gives birth to greed and covetousness. People see reward and gain as ‘breakthroughs’ regardless of the moral disposition of the process. Wealth is therefore gain at the expense of public good.

Another cause for corruption is the desire to impress. The reward that the gain will bring one into a status popularly called ‘My levels don change’ makes corruption very attractive. It is now a common phrase to say ‘no dull your sef o’ or ‘i must hammer’ These languages provide the impetus to engage in  corrupt practices.

Yet, the question i often aske myself is what do we use this ‘gains for’?

 

CORRUPTION IS NOT NEW

In the ancient world of civilization, there was corruption. Gen 6 God saw that the earth was corrupt. “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually”

In verse 11 “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence”

The children of Israel corrupted themselves at the mount Sinai Ex 32:7 “And the Lord said unto Moses, Go get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves” {see also Deut 9:12}

What did they do to corrupt themselves? They turned to idol worship.

Therefore, corruption is usually associated with idol worship.

Deut 4:16  and 25; 32:5

Joshua 2:19

Solomon was corrupted by his many strange wives 1Kings 11:1-4

Materialism usually spurs men on to corruption. The craze for wealth and affluence. The promise of power and respect. And The success it brings.

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UNDERSTANDING INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES AT HOME by Mrs Elizabeth Anyasodo

This article contains excerpts from Possibilities Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1. Click here to download Complete Magazine.

Home! What a beautiful word. A very important word indeed.

Home: the birthplace of life, the foundation of every society, a characteristic of even the most primitive ideas of man’s existence.

Home: the place we all return to everyday after all our toiling and struggle under the sun.

Home: the place we all hope to find joy, peace, contentment, laughter, and love.

Home: the one place where you are ALWAYS welcome.

However, our dreams about the place we call home are not always the reality we get to experience. Some people dream of quiet tranquil homes and come back to strife-filled homes. Some other people dream of a home full of joy and laughter, but each time they look around them, they see only sadness. There are many things that can cause such situations; but most of the time, the reason many people find that their homes are not as pleasant as it should be is because the people in that home are not taking up to their responsibilities as they ought to.

Every home is made up of a family. A family can be likened to a body. A body is made up of different parts with different functions, e.g. eyes, nose, legs, ears, hands, mouth, stomach, etc. The whole body is happy as long as everybody does their job: the legs walking well, the hands moving, the eyes seeing, and so on. But whenever any part of the body decides that it is no longer interested in doing what is expected of it, definitely, the whole body will suffer.

In the same vein, most families would be home-sweet-homes indeed, if every member locates and lives up to their areas of responsibility. And God is not an author of confusion. When He created families, He gave every member their responsibility – just as He did when He created the body. And just as the parts of the body seem to automatically know what they are meant to do, without being told, members of families also ought to know their duties!

However, for the avoidance of doubt, let us look at some of the duties and responsibilities of individuals in a home. We will start from the head.

  1. Husbands/ Fathers: The husband/father of the house is the God ordained head of the house (Ephesians 5: 23). His position is compared to Christ’s position as head and saviour of the Church. As the head, he has an overall responsibility to whatever happens in the home. He is the saviour of the family. It is his duty to save them from hunger, nakedness and the elements (1Timothy 5:8). He is accountable and responsible for the happenings in and to the family whether good or bad; it is therefore his duty to make decisions and take actions towards the overall good of the family (1Timothy 3:5). He is expected to do all within his power to make his family members as happy and comfortable as can be.
  2. Wives/ Mothers: If the man is the head, then the woman is the torso. She contains all the sensitive aspects of the home, and out of her proceeds the other parts of the family, namely, the children. The woman is the heart, the emotion of the home. She determines the atmosphere, the aura of the home environment (Proverbs 12: 4). If she is full of virtue, laughter, singing, merriment and hospitality, it will reflect in the home (Proverbs 15: 13); if on the other hand, she is saucy, moody and always seeking quarrels, it will also reflect in the overall atmosphere of the home (Proverbs 21: 9 & 19, Proverbs 27: 15). It is the duty of the mother to make good use of whatever the father brings home, and whatever she herself can bring, to make the home as welcoming as possible for the family members (Proverbs 14: 1). If she is neat, everyone will enjoy it. If she is comfortable in dirty surroundings, everyone will suffer it. If she is financially prudent, it is to everyone’s benefit, and vice versa. The man gets a house; she transforms it into Home-Sweet-Home. He brings home the kill; she turns it into a meal. He brings money; she uses it to get what they need. On the whole, the woman’s responsibility is to take whatever comes to the family and turn it into beauty. She receives seed, and brings forth harvests, including children.
  3. Children: These are often the offspring of a marital union, the seal of God’s blessing on a family. They also have their responsibilities. Their number one responsibility is obedience (Ephesians 6: 1 and Colossians 3: 20). This makes it easier for the parents to care for and protect them. Children that refuse to obey often fall into all manner of problems bringing untold heartaches and hardships to their families. It is also the duties of children, as they grow older, to help their parents however they can. With time, they become the hands and legs of the family, doing most of whatever needs to be done, and going on errands for the elders. Obedient and hard-working children bring much joy to their family.

Conclusion

A blissful home is made up of members who do not shy away from their responsibility. As a member of a family, what do you know are your duties, and what steps are you taking to ensure that you play your part towards the overall joy of your family? An extended family is blissful when it is made up of many blissful nuclear families. A society’s condition is largely determined by the condition of the families that form it. An individual’s future is often traceable to the kind of family he/she grew up in. You can start now to do whatever you can to make this Nation a better place; you can start from your home.

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THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IN 2017

The year 2017 is a year of RESURRECTION, Matt. 28:1-6. The LORD has assured us that, as others are going down, we would be going up. The hardships that many experienced in 2016 are just a brief, compared to what many more will face in this new year, and so God’s covenant assures us that we would enjoy His lifting. We would live above the realm of these hazards, only hearing about gross darkness in the world. Our light would shine even greater and kings will come to the brightness of our rising.

Every year is like a season, and there is a secret to succeeding in every season. What is the secret to success in 2017?

Job 29:12-17:

“Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth”. KJV

Isa 32:8:

“But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand”. KJV

The secret to success in 2017 is Generosity. The key to prevailing over the financial holocaust coming on the world in 2017 is Liberality. If you commit yourself to raise the standard of life for those who are helpless, you will enjoy your daily supplies directly from Heaven’s kitchen.

Commit to helping the poor, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, forgiving offenders, speaking and standing up for the helpless, defending orphans and caring for widows. This was Job’s secret to financial honour, it is God’s wisdom for rising above the gross darkness in this season.

This is dramatic! As financial recession looms, and many more logical reasons abound to keep funds to yourself; God’s wisdom is directing in a better way. Use every opportunity that comes your way to lift people’s standard of living. Use your office, influence and resources to put smiles on the faces of others, far and near. Many would face hardships; we would therefore have many opportunities to bless others. As for many that walk in this light, they will enjoy God’s honour instead of hardships.

How do you practise giving and generosity?

  • Tithing: Do not withhold from God, that portion of your earning He has requested. Tithing opens Heaven to release ideas for your breakthrough and rebukes wasters. This is 10% of your earning. It is always tight for those who refuse to tithe. Mal. 3:10.
  • Kingdom Advancement Seeds: These are Sacrifices, Offerings and Freewill resources at gatherings and meetings at will. You decide the quantity of freewill offerings per time.
  • First Fruit Offering: This is your first earning in the year or your best income in a series of business transactions. First fruit secures financial overflow. Prov. 3:9-10.
  • Welfare Offering: This is anything you give to support those in need, the hungry, orphans, widows, etc. This is God’s heartbeat for us in 2017. Make life better for those in need!

God bless you!

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USING YOUR CAREER TO SERVE JESUS: Rev. Johnson Okpe

This Article contains excerpts from POSSIBILITIES Magazine; Vol. 2 No. 1; Click to download the Magazine here.

Rev. Johnson Okpe has been in Medical service for about 35years. He is presently the Chief Nursery Officer at the General Hospital, Northbak, Makurdi. He read Industrial First Aid at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) ldiaraba, and then went ahead to study Management and Administration at the lnstitute of Management and Technology, Enugu.

He has dedicated his life to Rural Medical Missions. He travels extensively to villages and schools with free medical services to the people of those areas. Besides free Medical services, he and his team also teach personal, environmental hygiene, menstrual hygiene and nutrition. This opens the platform to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people. By God’s grace, I and my partners have reached out to 6 states and Abuja. These include Benue, Plateau, Imo, Tarabar, Kogi and Abia states.

Outstanding testimonies have always been recorded. In all the outreaches so far, several people gave their lives to Jesus Christ, even people of other religions. They become unashamed of this Jesus that brings them salvation, free healthcare services and shows them never experienced love in the rural interiors. In overwhelming joy, these new converts burst into joy and join the crusade, declaring their public faith in Christ. Beyond testimonies on the field, God has also brought healing through this work by backing up their words with sign and wonders. Some time ago, a young lady in London had cancer and another lady in USA called in. Both of them were prayed for on phone and both got healed to God’s glory. Various provisions of finances and drugs from friends and partners have never ceased.

Rev Johnson’s walk with Christ in Rural Medical Missions has not been without his own tests of faith. He gave his life to Christ in November 1985 and sensed the call of God in 1986. He joined CAPRO prayer cell group in Makurdi in 1987. The call became clearer when he attended the Last Days Gathering of CAPRO that same year. He had an orientation at CAPRO School of Missions and was sent to the Mumuye field for “Operation Joshua” for 3 weeks. This was his first experience in Medical Missions.

On embarking further into God’s will for his life, he started out on personal Rural Medical Missions. The enemy was not holding back as Rev. Johnson Okpe has had two different cancers but God saw him through them all. He describes the experience in his own words:

“After a three day crusade in a village, I had burden for an elderly man in that village. I never knew he was the chief priest of that village and that his house was the village shrine. I went to him with pastors of the village, ministered to him for about an hour then he gave his life to Christ. I left the village with excitement but had two flat tires on the way. On getting home, l noticed a small swelling on my lips that was painless. After some months, it was said to be cancer of the skin. I went to theatre five times. I met a cancer specialist who did a Histology and reported life cancer cells seen. I rejected the report. I later learnt the specialist is a pastor with a church, l then visited his church for a midweek service. When he saw me he was glad to see me, he prayed with and pronounced an end to the cancer of the skin and it was over.

After a while the Lord told me l was going to have another attack which began like malaria. Several anti-malaria drugs were given but no effect, several test were carried out. After a medical test was carried out, no malaria was discovered but a low blood level of 3.4grams was noted. I had a preaching engagement at Federal College of Education, Okene in Kogi. I drove to Okene, preached and returned to Makurdi. I was then placed on blood transfusion. After 3 pints of blood, it remained at 3.4gram. I had 58 pints of blood in 3 months and was referred to India. God’s promise at the onset was that He would see me through. I went to National Hospital Abuja, came to BSTH and it was transfusion still. Then l prayed, my church prayed, friends and relatives prayed. This time it was called Mylodysplesia. One night the Lord visited as promised and healed me at BSTH. I was looking like a skeleton. All my bones were exposed. After the healing, they told me to go and rest in India, though the referral was bone marrow transplant.

I needed N3.5m to go to India, the good Lord provided the money from friends, relations and the brethren. I got to India with a blood level of 2.4gram, two pints were rushed into me and I became stable. I took eight pints more of parked cell with some medications. I was to spend 4 months in the hospital but spent 3 weeks and was discharged.

The money we could count to have been spent was 6.5 million. I held unto God’s promises and it came to pass as promised. God is a faithful God. Whatever He says, He will do, for no word leaves His mouth and returns to Him void. He told me not to be afraid that it will be for a while and He will see me through, and that was exactly what He did”

Rev Johnson Okpe who understands nursing to be a Call not just a profession, uses this as a platform for Medical Missions and Soul Winning. Constantly motivated by the love of God that He proved at Calvary, he believes the only way he can express his love back to God is by embarking on God’s heartbeat: Evangelism. In his concluding remarks, he deeply appreciates his team in these words; “I am also motivated by my wife’s commitment to God and this great work; the love of my life, the gift of God to my soul. She is a great friend and partner in the vineyard of the Lord. My wonderful children who are always there, showing concern for what I am doing. Finally, my friends and partners who are also a great encouragement to me; they are not only praying with me but putting their money into this Kingdom work. May the good Lord bless and keep you till HIS return in Jesus name. Amen!”

This Article contains excerpts from POSSIBILITIES Magazine; Vol. 2 No. 1; Click to download the Magazine here.

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REIGNING PRIESTS

In the Old Testament, Leadership among God’s people was traditionally about being in one of two offices. While we had a few exceptions like Solomon, leaders were primarily Priests or kings. Solomon was a king who was privileged to stumble on a priestly role. In 2 Chron. 7:1, Solomon sacrificed to God and fire came down from heaven. This was a rare privilege for an Old Testament king.

In contemporary times, these roles have evolved. As kings today, we are believers appointed into circular leadership. Any Christian who is handling any form of leadership role in Politics, Business, Career, Family or Society, is a “king”. Then as Priests, believers are mediators between God and men, standing in the gap to represent God before the people and vice versa.

A striking phenomenon about the coming of Christ is the synergy of these two distinct roles into every believer. This means anyone who is in Christ Jesus is both a king and a priest at the same time. This is thrilling and was prophesied in the Old Testament.

Zech. 6:13-

“Yes, he will build the Temple of the LORD. Then he will receive royal honour and will rule as king from his throne. He will also serve as priest from his throne, and there will be perfect harmony between his two roles” (NLT).

Jesus inculcates into us, the wisdom to conveniently combine the Royal Anointing and the Priestly Anointing. We are endued with Grace to both be Career People and Ministers of the Gospel, and balance both roles conveniently. This is the mystery behind Workplace Ministry.

Scripture makes it clearer in Rev. 5:10-

“And you have caused them to be a Kingdom of priests for our God. And they will reign on the earth” (NLT)

What is Workplace Ministry?

Workplace Ministry is using your career to fulfill your calling; it entails using your career or business or work to carry out the work of the Ministry. It also means combining office work and Ministry work.

I perceive that the LORD’S core goal is to make us all understand the validity of workplace ministry to the fulfillment of the Great Commission. In Luke 8:1-5, Peter, the disciple whom Christ handed over His Church to, was in his office (Peter Fishing Ltd), when Jesus asked for his office space to use for Ministry crusade. This was the event that opened up Peter’s destiny!

Many more exploits will happen in moving forward God’s Kingdom on the earth when we understand that, Workplace Ministry is God’s end time tool for fulfilling the Great Commission. We would experience greater testimonies when we stop separating our business from God’s work. Many people will never come to your church, yet they will relate with you at work. This serves as your opportunity to bring them to Christ, by leading an exemplary life, and introducing salvation to them.

I have observed that many Church members have greater congregations than Church Pastors. As a business owner, when you have about a hundred people visiting your office weekly, you cannot be compared to the Church Pastor who struggles to keep that number coming every week to Sunday service.

As Royal priests and Workplace Ministers, we must truly be Reigning Priests. As a king, you must reign! Understand that you possess an anointing to lead! Seek to get better on the job, and climb the ladder up your career path. Leadership is God’s will for you. Kings are on top; take courses, improve in your knowledge base; be the best in your career and climb. At the top, you will dominate for Christ; so go up!

Then as priest, you must understand that you represent God before the people. You are an intercessor to ensure God’s will is ensured in your territory. Take the people’s problems to God, pray for your co-worker, and customers. Teach them God’s word and trust God for miracles in their lives. That is the work of a Priest! The reason why many Christians get into Leadership and fall away is because they hold on to the Royal duties, forgetting their Priestly roles. When you fulfil both roles, you carry the Kingdom brand before all men. This Kingdom identity is your first assurance that certain frivolous offers will never be brought your way.

Never forget, you are a Royal priest, with the Royal and Priestly anointing. Workplace Ministry is your responsibility; there is grace to harmonize both roles. Go and take your territory for the King. You shall account for your career.

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‘Deji David Olanrewaju