A Spiritual father, mentor and in-depth teacher of God’s word.
He is my pastor; the resident pastor of The Commonwealth of Zion assembly, Lagos, Nigeria
Very few pastors or ministers have such ‘versatility’
The way he combines spirituality, excellence, discipline, great wit and superb style is just so amazing!
You either find a very spiritual man of God with little excellence or poor style.
Without bringing anyone down, I am proud to say this man has the all round grace.
He inspires me more to serve God; his teachings are full of so much uncommon wisdom and revelations that the church needs at this moment and for generations to come.
His passion for the work and a heart for soul winning is to be desired by all
He is very down to earth, real, intelligent and has a very contagious sense of humour.
He is the funniest pastor you will ever meet, I promise you!
He is a true gem and is a rare friend indeed!
I love the way he makes Christian living so sweet! truly it is the best kind of life- the God kind of life.
GOD BLESS YOU PASTOR FLO (our nickname for him)
YOU KNOW WE LOVE YOU BEYOND WORDS CAN DESCRIBE!
YOU ARE GOD’S GIFT TO US AND A TRUE GENERAL IN THE KINGDOM
Style runs in the COZA family lol!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR!!!!!!!!!
1 Timothy 5:17 Living Bible (TLB)
“Pastors who do their work well should be paid well and should be highly appreciated, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching”.
The Message translation (MSG)
“Give a bonus to leaders who do a good job, especially the ones who work hard at preaching and teaching. Scripture tells us, “Don’t muzzle a working ox” and “A worker deserves his pay”
King James Version (KJV)
“Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine”
I remember one day during my bible study; the study was on Job. I was certainly amazed of how God was telling the devil about a certain man- his ways and his heart for God.
I stopped to think that moment… Itunu! What does God think about you?
It has been over 3 months after the study on Job yet that question still resonates in my spirit. It would and should continue to resonate in my spirit…hehe!
Look at how God describes Job.
Job 1 verse 8. God said to Satan, “Have you noticed my friend Job? There’s no one quite like him—honest and true to his word, totally devoted to God and hating evil.”
If you study this chapter very well, God was boasting about Job. Remember how our parents talk to their friends about us; their children- how amazing we are at school work, or how we were the best at the school play or musical.
That is exactly what God was doing here!
Brings me to the topic…. can God vouch for you? for me?
The devil tries to tempt God’s children all the time, either based on our weakness or life circumstances.
Can God boldly say I KNOW Mary can’t ever drink even though tempted or persuaded by her friends.
Are our weakness(sinful habits) so overwhelming we cannot even vouch for ourselves, how much more God, lol!
The grace of God is not just available to forgive our sins but to prevent us from falling constantly into sin.
We all have/have had struggles but the grace of God and the power of salvation is available to deliver us.
I celebrate you all
……unto us a child is born….unto us a son is given
A virgin shall bear a child Matthew 1:23
Jesus Christ was born to give us a rebirth, a regeneration and a brand new lifestyle.
We also understand that since God gave us His only son.. John 3 and verse 16, showed and gave us love; we ought to show that love to people around us.
This love ought to be the love of Christ and how can you possibly give what you do not have!?
Some others see the season as a time to go wild partying or ‘grooving’ but fail to realise that it is a time to celebrate Jesus Christ. This period should reflect Christ more in us.
The life that Christ came to give is one not conformed to the world, it is the pure and sanctified; solely chasing after Him.From Heartz for Jesus….here is a Merry Christmas to all… it is our prayer that Christmas brings you to loving and serving Christ alone.
I celebrate you.
Isaiah 9 verse 6 in THE MESSAGE TRANSLATION
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. For those who lived in a land of deep shadows— light! sunbursts of light! You repopulated the nation, you expanded its joy. Oh, they’re so glad in your presence! Festival joy! The joy of a great celebration, sharing rich gifts and warm greetings. The abuse of oppressors and cruelty of tyrants— all their whips and cudgels and curses— Is gone, done away with, a deliverance as surprising and sudden as Gideon’s old victory over Midian. The boots of all those invading troops, along with their shirts soaked with innocent blood, Will be piled in a heap and burned, a fire that will burn for days! For a child has been born—for us! the gift of a son—for us! He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings. He’ll rule from the historic David throne over that promised kingdom. He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing and keep it going With fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always. The zeal of God -of-the-Angel-Armies will do all this.
Strings From My Heart: NOTE TO THE 21ST CENTURY CHURCH-GOER (WORKER): So this post here is a little departure from my usual relationship posts but it has to do with the most important relationship in my life- …
It is a bondage or captivity of the mind.
Like every other form of sin, we either justify why we should continue or accept it as a way of life. The excuse of been ‘born that way’
What really is an addiction?
The other form are the ‘sinful addictions’. Getting hooked on things that goes against the Word of God. More like the vices of the flesh like pornography,smoking, wild partying, homosexualism, murder to name a few. Galatians chapter 5 would help us out here as Paul spoke about the acts of the flesh here.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE that whether the addiction is described as sinful or general,nothing or No one should take number one spot in a Christian’s life other than God!
All forms of addiction are or could be sinful!
I stop to wonder why no one bothers to go back to the manufacturer when there is something wrong with the product.
That is why it is soo important to be mindful of what we hear,listen or pay attention to, what we see or watch, the kind of people around us.
• One needs to feed more and more on the Word of God. You need a robust spirit man to be able to overcome. The bible says that the entrance of the word gives light and understanding unto the simple.
When you add or put on weight maybe due to having more time to rest, less stress or whatever the reason; you realise some old clothes do not fit anymore. You automatically don’t wear them anymore because they just don’t fit! It is the same with the spiritual man. You dump the old things because the new weight can’t accept the old outfit.
Words have power! Say it! Confess it! Believe it!
You do not need someone who would judge you but you do not also need someone who would rub your head and directly or indirectly encourage you to keep it up in the sin.
Keep good friends-evil communication corrupts good manners; cliche but true!
1st John 1 verse 9
Romans 8 verses 1 to 6
1st John 2 verses 1 and 2
James 1 verses 13-15
There is grace available. Get into God now and see Him help you.
I love and celebrate you!
This is a message from a christian wife and mother. True and touching!
Sex as you all should know…errrm I assume we all know,is and ought to be in marriage 😀
God wishes that we should enjoy it as married couples.
More stories like this to come on the blog!
Anyway this is what she said;
Sex is a lot like legos. …OK, cut me some slack. As the mom of three boys, there seem to be legos everywhere I look. Still, I think it is a good analogy. The first time a child sees a box of legos, he might be naïve enough to think that the box actually contains a toy that looks like the cool picture on the front. Imagine his disappointment when he opens the legos to find hundreds of seemingly random pieces of plastic instead of the Batmobile that was promised by the box cover. The genius and fun of legos is creativity. First, you follow the directions and build the design represented on the box. But then no child can resist the desire to build something new, to tear the blocks apart and start another creation. Back to sex… the world may have painted for you a picture on the box… a blissful experience of exquisite pleasure and oneness. Perhaps you have been surprised and disappointed to find that sex has created more conflict in your marriage than intimacy, more pain than pleasure. The metaphoric “pieces” of this gift seem to be strewn around your bedroom, bearing no semblance to the gift you were promised. Every marriage experiences some obstacle in physical intimacy. Differences in desire, medical issues, recovery from sexual abuse, baggage from poor choices in the past, involvement with porn, a poor body image to name just a few. I’m sure you’ve had periods of your marriage, as I have, in which you ask God, “Wasn’t this supposed to be a gift? With all due respect, God, I think the gift is broken. Any chance I can exchange it for something else?” The Lord asks you to view the gift of sex as a gift of building. Just like that box of legos, the joy is found in creating. Regardless of the frustration and difficulty you face in physical intimacy, the Lord wants to build something far more precious than a few moments of physical ecstasy. Unselfishness, grace, forgiveness, unconditional acceptance… each can be forged within the furnace of seeking the Lord through the obstacles you face in the bedroom. Will you invite Him to build?
Questions to ponder: How is sex like legos in your marriage? What does the Lord want you to “build” together?
“God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organisation developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God and Only God Can Sustain It.” ~ Max Lucado
“Sexual expression within a marriage is not an option or an extra. It is certainly not, as it has sometimes been considered, a necessary evil in which spiritual Christians engage only to procreate children. It is far more than a physical act. God created it to be the expression an experience of love on the deepest human level and to be a beautiful and powerful bond between husband and wife.” ~ John MacArthur
“Sex appeal alone is the poorest basis in the world for a happy marriage.” ~ John R. Rice
“God intends and expects marriage to be a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman, based on the principles of biblical love. The relationship between Jesus Christ and His church is the supreme example of the committed love that a husband and wife are to follow in their relationship with each other.” ~ John C. Broger“
To solve a marriage problem, you have to talk with each other about it, choosing wisely the time and place. But when accusations and lengthy speeches of defense fill the dialogue, the partners are not talking to each other but past each other. Take care to listen more than you speak. If you still can’t agree on a solution, consider asking a third party, without a vested interest, to mediate.” ~ R.C. Sproul
“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” ~ Zig Ziglar