For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless’’ (Psalm 84:11).

Shortly after I finished my first year in the Higher School, I found myself unbearably idle and bored, so, I made up my mind to secure at least a vacation job to keep myself busy. Unfortunately, I got none, even though I applied for many. It was as if the employers of labor at that moment were uninterested in my class of applicants. After a while, I gave up and waited patiently to go back to school for another session later in the year.

Early one morning, one of my uncles came to our house and told me he had secured a vacation job interview for me in the history department of our local university, where he worked as a gardener. Honestly, I wasn’t thrilled by his gesture, because to start with, I did not fancy him much as a person at that time. Besides, I hated history as a subject, and I didn’t want to have anything to do with it in any way. Consequently, I declined his offer, politely.

But my father soon intervened and urged me to attend the interview, if only to show a measure of gratitude to my uncle, and I agreed, grudgingly. And for the first time since my uncle arrived at our house that day, he smiled, and his well-known contorted face relaxed a little bit. He was full of joy!

I later found out that he had gone everywhere in his workplace, boasting that I, his nephew, an HSC student of the famous Government College, Ibadan (GCI), Nigeria, would be given the job. To him, GCI boys are extraordinary people, who are primed to outshine others, in all things always. I tried to convince him that we are like other people out there, but he did not agree with me, so, I let him be.

To cut a long story short, I attended the interview as planned, only to discover that eleven other applicants, all grown men, also came for it. I was the youngest, smallest, and least qualified of all of us. The others were university and polytechnic undergraduates, and I noticed that a couple of them felt insulted that I, a mere higher schoolboy, was in their midst. It was as if I purposely came there to spoil their little private party, but I ignored them.

Then, after waiting for what looked like a long time to me, a young stylish, pipe in the mouth lecturer, came out of an inner office and said, who is the GCI man here? I raised up my hands, and he looked at me from head to toe, obviously surprised to see not a man, but a moderate stature boy like me in such a gathering. In the end, he smiled, winked at me, cleared his throat, and said, Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu, the job is yours, others should please go away, thank you. I was so stunned that I was speechless temporarily. The others were stunned as well!

Friend, I believe I found favor before God that day, and that was why He caused the lecturer to give me the job without the planned interview, even though I was the youngest, smallest, and least qualified of all of us. You can also find favor before Him because He is still in the business of giving favors to people (Psalm 5:12).

The prophet Zechariah said, “Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain…’’ (Zechariah 10:1). In the Bible, rain represents favor, which you can find before God right now (Psalm 102:13). Therefore, go ahead and ask Him for favors regarding your life, family, children, friends, co-workers, work, business, ministry, finances, health, challenges, reputation, community, country, etc. But you have to do this time after time until you get the desired result, which of course, will surely come at some point (Habakkuk 2:3). Please, wait for it!

Eventually, you will find yourself getting to the position that seems beyond your ability, reaching height you are not capable of reaching on your own, getting that elusive job, overcoming obstacles that seem insurmountable, getting married despite all odds, defeating an intractable illness and addiction, winning stubborn lawsuit, passing a difficult examination, and solving complex problems, etc., in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr. Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu (Dr. Stoney)

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker


Today, I am going to address people who believe God is uninterested in, or incapable of, meeting their expectations. I want to assure them that reverse is the case. He is both interested in and capable of, meeting their expectations. He is capable of surpassing them as well! Please, permit me here, to reinforce my submission with some biblical accounts.

Hannah (1 Samuel 1), was the first wife of a man called Elkanah. His second wife was Peninnah! While Peninnah had children, Hannah had none, because she was barren, and Peninnah made it a habit to provoke her sore, day after day.

Every year, Hannah went to Shiloh to pray to God on her situation. As she was praying one day, the Priest, Eli, mistook her for a drunk and talked to her disrespectfully. Nonetheless, she did not get angry, instead, she explained her situation to him nicely, and in return, he prophesied that God would grant her petition.

Before long, Hannah became pregnant and in the process of time gave birth to Samuel, who later became a top prophet in Israel. The bible says the Lord visited Hannah again so that she conceived, and bore three sons and two daughters (1 Samuel 2:21). That is, He met and surpassed her expectation!

The lame man (Acts 3), only wanted alms from Peter and John, but, got healing instead. That is, God surpassed his expectation too. He also surpassed the expectation of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10), who left his house for the purpose of seeing who Jesus was, only for Jesus to stay at his house, and take salvation to his household at the end of the day.

God is still in the business of meeting and surpassing people’s expectations to date. For example, He met and surpassed mine at a point in time. What happened was that I got a good job in a town in Nigeria that is notorious for its serious accommodation problem. Before I resumed duty there, I asked God for just a room, which I was even prepared to share with people. But, He gave me a self-contained accommodation, free of charge instead, by using two men I had never met before.

Friends, this God is who I am offering you today, please embrace Him! He has the capacity to meet and surpass all your expectations (Ephesians 3:20). But, you must be prepared to adopt the following protocols, to begin with. You must ask God to meet your expectations for Him to answer you (Matthew 7:7). Then, you must have faith in Him that He would do so (Hebrews 11:6).

After that, you must take practical steps towards realizing your expectations (James 2:14-17). For instance, you must train your children so that they can do well (Proverbs 22:6). You must look for a job so that you can earn a living (Genesis 2:15). You must work out your salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12) and do everything to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Lastly, you must wait on the Lord until He answers you (Lamentations 3:25-26).

Friends, if you observe these protocols, I believe you will see God meeting your expectations and surpassing them very soon, and you will see yourself rising without limit, in Jesus name. Amen.


I had an older friend when I was in the Primary School. He was a very good man, ever smiling, very kind and patient with everyone. He was then working in a company and doing well by all standards. I used to be a regular caller at his residence!

One day, I went to his residence, and I met him crying; he was really disturbed, and I asked him why. Initially, he was reluctant to answer me, a mere small boy, but he had to talk to someone anyway. Eventually, he told me he lost his job earlier in the day, and he wondered how he would cope without it.

He also said other things, which my young brain could not process at that time. But, I knew I had to do something quickly. So, I said what I thought my mum would have said if she was there with us. That is, ‘God will help you, and you will be fine’. He never expected such comment from a small boy like me, judging by his countenance. Instantly, he smiled, wiped away his tears, and said ‘amen, thank you ’Adedayo’.

His situation soon grew worse; he could not pay his children’s school fees or feed them properly anymore. He was also under immense pressure from his company to give up his official accommodation and car. No doubt, he needed help, which was not forthcoming from anywhere.

But despite his worsening situation, my friend trusted God to help him out. He prayed, fasted, and applied for jobs everywhere. In the end, after some months, he landed a job, far more lucrative than the one he lost.

Before long, his children went back to school, and he was able to take care of his family properly again. He also bought a new car, and moved his family into the house he purchased through his new company. No doubt, ‘God helped him, and he was fine’.

Friend, perhaps you lost something dear to you in the year 2017, e.g., your job, spouse, health, helper, opportunities, possessions, resources, favours, etc., and so, you could not attain your set goals, and you are worried about your future, I have good news for you; God will help you, and you will be fine. However, you need to pray. You may need to fast too.

You will be fine, your family will be fine (Isaiah 49:25), your work will be fine (Deuteronomy 28:12), your health will be fine (Jeremiah 30:17), and your plans will be fine (Jeremiah 29:11). Besides, God will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).

He shall keep you away from evil reports, implicating situations, and scandals. He shall deliver you from errors, mistakes, and misjudgements as well, and His name shall be glorified in your life at all times, in Jesus name. Amen.

Merry Christmas in advance.


First of all, please permit me to join you in thanking God for keeping us alive and safe throughout year 2016 up till now. We sure owe our survival to Him (Lamentations 3:22); we give Him Praise!

Also, permit me to congratulate you if everything went well for you throughout 2016. It is my prayer that 2017 will even be better for you and your family in every way, in Jesus name. Perhaps the out-gone year was tough for you, may the good Lord come to your aid this new year, and make things easier for you, in Jesus name. Amen.

Did you lose someone in 2016 or earlier? If you did, please accept my deepest condolences. Kindly understand that God knows; He knows everything (Hebrews 4:13); He knows your pains (Psalm 34:15) as well, and He has already sent you comfort through the Holy Spirit (John 14:16 (KJV). Of course, you may be sad right now, all the same, remember joy is coming (Psalm 30:5b), in Jesus name. Amen.

Did your business perform badly in 2016? If it did, please realize that God knows, and He will inject life into it in 2017, since He wants you to prosper; He wants you to be in good health too (3 John 2). Hallelujah!

Did your children give you problems in 2016? If they did, God knows, and He will save them (Isaiah 49:25), so that you can live your life in peace. Was your promotion blocked by someone in 2016? If it was, God knows, and He will effect it very soon (Psalm 75:6-7 (KJV), in Jesus name. Amen.

Friend, get ready for good things (viz. marriages, children, houses, cars, awards, favors, fulfillment, solid faith, and the release of your books, movies, songs, designs, etc.) to happen to you in 2017. As you know, God will never withhold any of them from you (Psalm 84:11).

Please, I am not in any way suggesting you will have 2017 free of problems. The fact is they may come up now and again, but, Jesus is willing and able to deal with them decisively on your behalf (John 16:33). But, you need to have absolute faith in God first, if you want Him to sort you out (Hebrews 11:6).

Lastly Friend, please pay good attention to your salvation in 2017 so that you don’t fall (1 Corinthians 10:12), and it shall be well with you throughout the year and beyond, in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu


Brother Curtis (not his real name) and I were very close. He was a very intelligent and fun loving man, and he was doing reasonably well in his chosen career until he became severely ill. He was subsequently down and out for nearly four uninterrupted years!

Brother Curtis developed a mysterious illness which made his body to jerk forward, backward, and sideward violently without coordination.  In view of that, simple day to day tasks like eating, drinking, talking, walking, and sleeping became a huge problem for him. Besides, he was covered with huge, painful, and discharging boils from head to toe. Of course, he saw several top-notch medical doctors, but, none could help him. His was indeed a very pathetic case!

Figuratively speaking, anything that causes people much pain and sorrow, makes their lives unbearable, and renders them completely helpless, can be likened to the biblical Goliath; the symbol of pain, sorrow, and helplessness. Brother Curtis’ ‘Goliath’ was his prolonged incapacitating illness!

One day, he asked me to get him a ‘powerful’ juju man (also called a witch-doctor, sorcerer, occultist, magician, etc.) from my location to deliver him, and I told him I couldn’t, since I knew none, and since I abhor everything fetish anyway.  But, I promised Him I would be on the lookout for servants of God who could deliver him. I was not even a Christian at that time, but, I have always believed God can do all things, including those we consider impossible (Ephesians 3:20), all my life! Fortunately, I found an anointed man of God promptly, and he delivered Brother Curtis in the name of Jesus (Philippians 2 :10), during a deliverance session.

Brother Curtis came out of the spiritual exercise with his body movements and posture totally normalized. Not only that, he began to eat, drink, and sleep properly afterwards. Guess what? His sores also disappeared completely after a while, and he went back to his long abandoned job to the glory of God!

Friends, ‘Goliaths’ are everywhere, and they affect each of us in one way or the other at different times.  But, God will ‘slay’ ours for us as His children, if we ask Him to do so (Matthew 7:7). Is your failing health your own ‘Goliath’? If it is, then ask God to ‘slay’ it for you today; He will, and you will be healed (Jeremiah 33:6). And if yours is your poorly performing business or ministry, He will bless it, and you will be well-off (Deuteronomy 28:12), in Jesus name.  Amen.

Is your badly behaved Child your ‘Goliath’? If he or she is, then rejoice for God is set to save him or her (Isaiah 49:25). And maybe your crumbling family is your specific ‘Goliath’, God will mend it if you approach Him, and all of you will serve Him together thereafter (Joshua 24:15), in Jesus name.  Amen.

God is waiting, willing, and able to deliver you from your ‘Goliath’ no matter what it is, and no matter how enormous it is (Luke 1:37). Please go ahead and commit it into His able hands in prayer without delay, and He will ‘slay’ it for you sooner or later, and it will be well with you at the end of the day, in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu


I remembered Mrs Suzanne (not her real name) recently. She is a very beautiful, gracious, rich, and well connected business woman. Her husband is a top man, close to the corridors of power in Nigeria, and she had all things going on well for her. But, she was barren, and under immense pressure from her husband and his family to give birth to children, or get thrown out of her matrimonial home; a sad, but very familiar occurrence in our culture.

One day, she went to her Gynaecologist, a first-class Professor, on appointment, and after the usual clinical protocols, she was told that she would never be able to give birth to her own children. Thus, confirming what some Gynaecologists in Nigeria and abroad told her in the past. As expected, she was crestfallen, and she cried uncontrollably thereafter. Hers was a very complex and sad story indeed!

As she was crying in a quiet corner of the hospital, another Professor, a non-clinician, accosted and asked her why she was crying, and she narrated her ordeal to him. In the end, the Professor, a born again Christian, told her that Jesus, the greatest Physician ever, could give her children, with or without the help of her Doctors, and she believed. She wasn’t even a Christian at that time, however, one thing led to another, and she gave her life to Christ; she became born-again!

A few months later, she attended a Christian crusade, during which a Pastor prophesied that she would give birth to a baby boy sooner or later. Guess what? She got pregnant that same month without medical help, and gave birth to a bouncing baby boy nine months after. She had other children subsequently, to the glory of God!

Friends, I love the Medical Profession a lot, not only because I belong to it, but more importantly, because God specifically ordained its Practitioners to help people achieve good health (The Apocrypha: Ecclesiasticus 38: 1-15). But, sometimes we fail in carrying out this vital task; in that case, the intervention of God is the only way out. Doctors could not help Mrs Suzanne; God did!

This same God has all it takes to solve every problem, including yours (Jeremiah 32:27), but only through Jesus Christ (John 14:6). You can now see why you should align yourself with Jesus Christ; why you should be born again! If you aren’t yet, please, invite Him into your life today; ask Him to be your personal Lord and Saviour, and He will (John 6:37)! Once this simple but significant step is taken, we believe you are born again (Romans 10:10), and Jesus will be happy to sort you out (Matthew 11:28).

Come on friends, wipe away your tears today, because Jesus is ready to give you rest from your problem(s), if you approach Him (Matthew 11:28). He is ready to solve your infertility problem, and give you your own children (Psalm 113:9). He is ready to put an end to your loneliness by bringing your way, a nice person who will add value to your life (Psalm 84:11).

Your wayward children will soon be straightened out because you fear the Lord (Psalm 112:1-2), and all of you shall serve Him together (Joshua 24:15). Moreover, God is ready to promote you, and nothing can stop Him (Psalm 75:6-7)! Perhaps your business or Ministry is not doing well lately, don’t worry; God will breathe life into it (Deuteronomy 30:9), and it will flourish rapidly, vastly, and beyond your wildest imagination (Ephesians 3:20).

Friend, please get ready for a special touch of God, which will thrust you years and years ahead, dignify you, and gladden your heart, in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.

Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies

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In many climes, Christians are unduly and ceaselessly being persecuted, rendered homeless, denied of their basic human rights, stripped of their citizenship, raped, maimed, and even killed. And this state of affairs has made several people to wonder if it really makes any sense to follow God, who according to them is “either unwilling, or simply incapable” of defending them.

The plain truth is that it makes a lot of sense to follow God at all times. If we forsake Him, He will forsake us as well (2 Chronicles 15:2); and we will be the ultimate losers. It is also in our best interest not to forsake His son, Jesus Christ, because we cannot possibly go far without Him: “… without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). Jesus Christ is also the gate-way to God: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). So, head or tail, we cannot afford to forsake God and His son, Jesus Christ.

Culled from the book “About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies” by Dr Stoney