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

Of Prison Situations, Praise And Worship!

Today, we shall be looking at Acts 16:16-28.  Paul and Silas were mercilessly beaten and thrown into jail for no credible reasons.  But in spite of their nasty experiences, they showed no resentment towards anybody neither did they blame anyone for their predicaments instead; they worshipped God; praying and singing hymns to Him.  That was a practical way of inviting God into their difficult situation (Psalm 22:3).  And before long, He made His mighty presence felt via a great earthquake that shook the prison to its foundation and in the end; Paul and Silas were released unconditionally.

Prisons are places where people who ran foul of the law are quartered.  They are separated from the larger society and made to undergo structured routines geared towards their reformation and eventual reintegration back into the society after completing their jail terms.  However, they are grossly restricted in their choices; this is an important hallmark of prisons.

Figuratively speaking, Prison Situations are also experienced by a lot of people even though they are not imprisoned officially.  These are situations which bring about restrictions, great difficulty, unhappiness etc and in most cases; those affected are incapable of assisting themselves neither can they be assisted by anyone as known day to day remedies are unhelpful.  And if care is not taken, untimely death is imminent!  The situations include grave illnesses, destructive habits, fear cum doubt, crippling poverty, joblessness, mounting debt, academic and professional inertia, dysfunctional family, etc.  If any of them is troubling you then, you need help.

To overcome Prison Situations therefore, require a great force at the highest level and Jesus Christ is the force because He is well suited for aborting all encumbrances.  This position can be confirmed in Acts 10:38 where Apostle Paul said:  ‘’… God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him’’.

Perhaps you have been fasting and praying to God through Jesus Christ concerning your Prison Situation(s) for a while without success, I have good news for you.  Help is on the way!  But you have to observe the following protocol.  First, you must calm down very quickly.  This is very important so that you can make rational decisions.  Next, you must increase your level of faith in God (Romans 10:17).  Then, you must exercise patience and bear your condition with joy and dignity. And as much as possible, you must also honor God with singing and dancing just as Paul and Silas did.  Please don’t forget to thank God for your situation(s) too because He takes special delight in people that does this (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Finally, and this is very important; you must continue to pray to God through Jesus Chris until your Prison Situation(s) fizzle out.  This protocol is summed up by Apostle Paul in Romans 12:12 thus:  ”Rejoicing in Hope, patient in tribulation and continuing steadfastly in prayer”.  I am happy to inform you that it cannot fail and if you embrace it very quickly, you’ll soon become a free person.  Remember that ”He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24).  Congratulations!

Jesus is Lord!