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  1. 1. CHANGE OR DIE FRANCIS MADOJEMUWednesday, January 2, 13
  2. 2. THE NEW YEAR IS A VIRGIN We have over the years been told that its our year of this and that but thinking carefully and biblically we would realize that the new year is a virgin its what we sow we would reapWednesday, January 2, 13
  3. 3. GOD IS NOT MOCKED Galatians 6:7-8 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  4. 4. WHAT ARE WE WISHING FOR IN THE NEW YEAR We have been praying and asking God to change the leader We have been praying and asking God to change the people We have been asking God to change our spousesWednesday, January 2, 13
  5. 5. WHAT ARE WE WISHING FOR IN THE NEW YEAR We have been praying and asking God to change our staff, co workers and bosses We definitely have been asking God to Change our Circumstances and our financesWednesday, January 2, 13
  6. 6. WHAT ARE WE WISHING FOR IN THE NEW YEAR How well has this worked for us, I ask How many years of doing this without results Its time to change our paradigmWednesday, January 2, 13
  7. 7. WHAT ARE WE WISHING FOR IN THE NEW YEAR Dont wish it was easier; wish you were better. Dont wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Dont wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom." ~ Jim RohnWednesday, January 2, 13
  8. 8. WHY? We have put our hopes for various people from Obasanjo to Yar Adua & Now to Jonathan. We even as hope in a better Governor in Ajimobi than in Akala Who knows weather you are in the Kingdom for such a time as thisWednesday, January 2, 13
  9. 9. THE ARM OF FLESH WILL FAIL YOU Psalm 146:3-6 HCSB Do not trust in nobles, in man, who cannot save. (4) When his breath leaves him, he returns to the ground; on that day his plans die. (5) Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, (6) the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them. He remains faithful forever,Wednesday, January 2, 13
  10. 10. YOU ARE THE ONE TO CHANGE NOT THEM 1 John 5:4-5 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?Wednesday, January 2, 13
  11. 11. YOU ARE THE ONE TO CHANGE NOT THEM Overcome the world system, overcome the corruption system Not ask God to bless us through it or through man God love is our security not the love of our spousesWednesday, January 2, 13
  12. 12. WHAT WILL YOU WISH FOR? When times are tough, its natural to wish they were easier. Whether youre sending out countless resumes, dealing with a problematic relationship, facing business challenges, or struggling to pay the bills, its easy to just wish those problems would go away, right? Problems be gone!Wednesday, January 2, 13
  13. 13. THOSE WISHES ARE NATURAL. BUT USEFUL? NOT SO MUCH! On the other hand, if you flip it around, and wish you were better, stronger, and more capable - that gives you something you can work with. You can actually develop your skills, educate your mind, and build your strength.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  14. 14. THOSE WISHES ARE NATURAL. BUT USEFUL? NOT SO MUCH! Improving yourself in this way can help you get through the current set of problems, and also improve your ability to deal with other things after that.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  15. 15. A LITTLE EXTRA CHANGE -BY JOHN C. MAXWELL leadership expert Max Depree says, “We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”Wednesday, January 2, 13
  16. 16. THOUGHTS ON PERSONAL CHANGE - JOHN MAXWELL Don’t change just enough to get away from your problems – change enough to solve them. Don’t change your circumstances to improve your life – change yourself to improve your circumstances.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  17. 17. THOUGHTS ON PERSONAL CHANGE - JOHN MAXWELL Don’t do the same old things expecting to get different results – get different results by doing something new. Don’t wait to see the light to change – start changing as soon as you feel the heat.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  18. 18. THOUGHTS ON PERSONAL CHANGE - JOHN MAXWELL Don’t see change as something hurtful that must be done – see it as something helpful that can be done. Don’t avoid paying the immediate price of change – if you do, you will pay the ultimate price of never improvingWednesday, January 2, 13
  19. 19. CHARACTER BUILDING IS A SLOW PROCESS; IT HAPPENS DAY-BY-DAY. James writes: When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing (James 1:3-4 NLT).Wednesday, January 2, 13
  20. 20. CHARACTER BUILDING IS A SLOW PROCESS; IT HAPPENS DAY-BY-DAY. Whenever we try to escape lifes difficulties we short- circuit the process, delay our growth, and end up with a worse kind of pain; the worthless type that accompanies denial and avoidance. So, be open to change; and pursue it!Wednesday, January 2, 13
  21. 21. WHAT IS REQUIRED OF US? Matthew 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. ’ This is the first and great commandment.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  22. 22. WHAT IS REQUIRED OF US? Matthew 22:36-40 And the second is like it:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”Wednesday, January 2, 13
  23. 23. WHAT IS REQUIRED OF US? Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is mans all. For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  24. 24. WE NEED TO ASK GOD TO MAKE US BETTER AS: Sons of God Good Members of our Family Good Members of Gods Church Good Citizens of Our NationWednesday, January 2, 13
  25. 25. SON OF GOD Romans 8:14-15 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”Wednesday, January 2, 13
  26. 26. SON OF GOD Galatians 4:19 My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you,Wednesday, January 2, 13
  27. 27. THE 3RD WAY Its not enough to be born again we must become mature Children characteristics A son does what the father says I have Got to be SonWednesday, January 2, 13
  28. 28. THE 3RD WAY Our responsibility to God & family ( Church & Natural) + Nation is what decides what we are do Its an anchor and boundaries imposed by responsibilityWednesday, January 2, 13
  29. 29. WHY? 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  30. 30. WHY? 2 Corinthians 10:5-6 [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  31. 31. COMPLETE CYCLICAL WHOLESOME I can do nothing for anybody until I have one what I am supposed to do. Good Son of God Good family man Good church person Good CitizenWednesday, January 2, 13
  32. 32. LIFE QUOTES ”One second after you`ve arrived in God`s presence, what are you going to wish youd done? That should be the driving force of your life." Bob GassWednesday, January 2, 13
  33. 33. LIFE QUOTES I have looked at myself in the mirror every morning and asked myself, ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ and whenever the answer is ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. ~Steve JobsWednesday, January 2, 13
  34. 34. THATS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING NOW! Would you spend time with you family Would you be building assets or liabilitiesWednesday, January 2, 13
  35. 35. THATS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING NOW! We have to make it into the promise land Things happening around you bad or good are not about you but for you to do something aboutWednesday, January 2, 13
  36. 36. WHY WE NEED TO BE THIS WAY? 1 John 3:8-9 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  37. 37. SO ARE YOU! You are to be manifested to destroy the works of the Enemy Manifest means to come out in full gory or blossom in your full success and statue The way you manifest changes peopleWednesday, January 2, 13
  38. 38. OUR GREATEST FEAR..... As you manifest it changes your spouse, your church, your community, your nation. But you cant do it without GodWednesday, January 2, 13
  39. 39. OUR GREATEST FEAR..... MARIANNE WILLIAMSON Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. Its our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?Wednesday, January 2, 13
  40. 40. OUR GREATEST FEAR..... MARIANNE WILLIAMSON Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people wont feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  41. 41. OUR GREATEST FEAR..... MARIANNE WILLIAMSON Its not just in some of us; its in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  42. 42. POWER HERE IS ABILITY Luke 24:49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”Wednesday, January 2, 13
  43. 43. POWER HERE IS ABILITY Deuteronomy 8:18 “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  44. 44. DANIEL SKILL OR ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND Daniel 9:22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  45. 45. DANIEL WAS GIVEN SKILL TO UNDERSTAND THE PROPHECY. In the same way, God wants to give you skill or ability to understand prophecies, skill to heal the sick, skill to save souls, skill to create wealth, skill to pastor the churchWednesday, January 2, 13
  46. 46. DANIEL WAS GIVEN SKILL TO UNDERSTAND THE PROPHECY. He has committed to your care, skill to raise your family, skill to take over your city and nation, skill to pray, etc. Why?Wednesday, January 2, 13
  47. 47. BECAUSE THE WORLD IS CHANGING. There are new breakthroughs in technology, communication, medical science, etc, and God does not want His people left behind.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  48. 48. BECAUSE THE WORLD IS CHANGING. He wants to develop in you the skill that will enable you take charge and be relevant in your field. It is time to go to another level! It is time to develop skills.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  49. 49. WAYNE GRETZKY “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”Wednesday, January 2, 13
  50. 50. GOD NEVER GOES BACK TO AN OLD MOVE Idahosa etc curses etc localized stronghold. What curses are your children dealing with? My kids have never been to my village or worship idols The preachers of today have to deal with this new generation The Y generationWednesday, January 2, 13
  51. 51. NEW TOOLS EBOOKS, BLOGS, NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES This is the skill we are praying for God does not change his mind Gifts and callings His instruction to the early discipleshipWednesday, January 2, 13
  52. 52. NOTICE POWER OR ABILITY Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”Wednesday, January 2, 13
  53. 53. REMEMBER Romans 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  54. 54. CONSEQUENCES A GREAT PERSECUTION Acts 8:1 Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  55. 55. GOD ALLOWS PERSECUTION TO ARISE Who! God! Why? To fulfill his Word How do we know what we are suffering is not the consequence of our disobedience Then the gospel was preached all over the placesWednesday, January 2, 13
  56. 56. EVEN WHEN GOD WANTED TO CHANGE HIS STRATEGY WITH PETER Acts 10:13-16 And a voice came to him, “ Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.” And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “ What God has cleansed you must not call common.” This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  57. 57. EVEN WHEN GOD WANTED TO CHANGE HIS STRATEGY WITH PETER For example e transact, website, Facebook twitter, new goods and services, turnover based etc We need to unclog our mindsWednesday, January 2, 13
  58. 58. PRAYER God help us to recognize what you are doing that is different and yield to the changes we need to make Where do we go from here How do we go from here What do we do from here onWednesday, January 2, 13
  59. 59. ITS OUR CHANGE 2 Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  60. 60. BUILD ON A SOLID FOUNDATION Matthew 7:24-25 “ Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  61. 61. BUILD ON A SOLID FOUNDATION Matthew 7:26-27 “ But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”Wednesday, January 2, 13
  62. 62. RESTORE THE HEDGE Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  63. 63. RESTORE THE HEDGE Lord restore the hedges over my life Build our resolve to continue Remnant by graceWednesday, January 2, 13
  64. 64. REMNANT BY GRACE Romans 11:3-6 “ Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”? But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”Wednesday, January 2, 13
  65. 65. REMNANT BY GRACE Romans 11:3-6 Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  66. 66. CORRESPONDING ACTION 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, 12 that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  67. 67. CORRESPONDING ACTION 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 MSG (11) Because we know that this extraordinary day is just ahead, we pray for you all the time--pray that our God will make you fit for what hes called you to be, pray that hell fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something. (12) If your life honors the name of Jesus, he will honor you. Grace is behind and through all of this, our God giving himself freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  68. 68. CORRESPONDING ACTION James 2:20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?Wednesday, January 2, 13
  69. 69. FRUITFUL GROWTH IN THE FAITH 2 Peter 1:5-10 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self- control, to self- control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  70. 70. FRUITFUL GROWTH IN THE FAITH 2 Peter 1:5-10 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;Wednesday, January 2, 13
  71. 71. IN CONCLUSION Biology teaches that animals who do not adapt die You sweat to adapt to change in the environment of heat We have goose bumps when temperature drops to create a sack of air to keep us warmWednesday, January 2, 13
  72. 72. THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE We must change or we die As we change our families change, our communities change and our Nation changes God teach us to number our days and apply our hearts to wisdomWednesday, January 2, 13
  73. 73. 3 WAYS TO RESPOND Most people go through life waiting for things to happen and then reacting. To react is simply to show a response, the actual response is your reaction.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  74. 74. 3 WAYS TO RESPOND 1. React 2. Act 3. ProactiveWednesday, January 2, 13
  75. 75. 1. React If one were to primarily go through life as a ‘reactor,’ that is a quite passive approach and it leaves you at the mercy of whatever or whoever may happen upon you.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  76. 76. 1. React It’s kind of a precarious way to live, as well as physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausting. Someone once said that life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% how you react. The good news is that you have 100% control over your reactions.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  77. 77. 2. Act A better alternative than reacting is to act; to be one who initiates action, be the one to make things happen rather than merely waiting to react to other people or events.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  78. 78. 2. Act By taking action, you will feel more in charge of your life; by setting and achieving goals, you will develop a sense of accomplishment. .So act, don’t react.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  79. 79. 3. Proactive The best alternative is to be proactive. When you are proactive, you anticipate, prepare for, intervene in, and take control of future occurrences or situations. “Look at the word responsibility —“response-ability”—the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that responsibility.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  80. 80. 3. Proactive They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice, based on values, rather than a product of their conditions…” ~Stephen Covey. Being proactive is good for you, others, and the environment.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  81. 81. NO EXCUSES Let’s face it; there really is no excuse not to be proactive because most things in life are predictable, especially if you pay attention – even the negative events such as losing a job, ending a relationship, or experiencing financial stress.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  82. 82. NO EXCUSES For example, at some point, we are all going to have to deal with death – our own death as well as death of our loved ones. Rather than deny it or avoid it, think about it, anticipate it, and develop a preliminary plan.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  83. 83. WE MUST BE PROACTIVE All around us there are signs, words of wisdom, teachers, and sage old advice all of which is designed for the express intention of showing us the way and helping us to be proactive in our lives. Sacred scriptures offer a wealth of wisdom and advice, but to really understand the essence of this esoteric knowledge, what these teachings seek to impart, and how to apply the lessons in your life, you must prepare yourself.Wednesday, January 2, 13
  84. 84. WE MUST BE PROACTIVE You must be proactive. This preparation involves cultivating your awareness, your mindfulness, your love and compassion. It involves quieting your mind, stilling your body, transcending the limitations of the ego. Stop rushing through your life as if it were a race, slow down, look, listen, and learn.Wednesday, January 2, 13
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