WHAT'S OUR FOCUS IN 2014

AN AMBIDEXTROUS YEAR
2014

2 THINGS WE NEED TO DO
2 THINGS WE
NEED TO DO
• Which would seem

contradict each
other
• But are crucial to

getting to have our
most productive...
THE FIRST

• Plan, Organize,

Strategise,
document.

• Equip study and

develop a
roadmap for the
year
AND ON THE
OTHER SIDE

• We need to

pray and act as
if there us no
plan, we are
going to
depend on
God
WHY?
• Ephesians 3:14-21 (NKJV)
• 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our

Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom ...
WHY?
• Ephesians 3:14-21 (NKJV)
• 19 to know the love of Christ which passes

knowledge; that you may be filled with all t...
WHEN YOU PLAN
PROJECT STUDY
YOU ARE THINKING
• It creates a platform

from which God is able
to do exceedingly
abundantly ...
WHEN YOU PLAN
PROJECT STUDY
YOU ARE THINKING
• For example you

planned to get a degree
from university of Ibadan
and does...
SUBMIT YOURSELF TO
GOD
IT'S MEANS SUBMIT YOURSELF TO HIS
WORD
• James 4:7-10 (NKJV)
• 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will

fl...
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  in	
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A	
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Self	
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Psalms	
  107:20	
  KJV
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Derek	
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Derek	
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And	
  if	
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Derek	
  Prince	
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  Train	
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I	
  didn’t	
  expect	
  an	
  answer.	
  But	
  I	
  got	
  an	
  ...
A	
  Different	
  Spirit

Numbers.	
  14:24	
  
“But	
  My	
  servant	
  Caleb,	
  because	
  he	
  has	
  a	
  different	...
Understanding	
  Caleb’s	
  Character


The	
  “key”	
  to	
  our	
  understanding	
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  ...



Understanding	
  Caleb’s	
  Character

Due	
  to	
  no	
  fault	
  of	
  his	
  own,	
  Caleb	
  
was	
   forced	
   to...
B L I N D FA I T H
THE PREGNANT DEER
• In a remote forest, a pregnant deer was about to give

birth to a baby. It found a remote grass field ...
THE PREGNANT DEER
• What should the pregnant deer do ….as she is already

under labor pain ?

• What do you think will hap...
• At that particular moment ?
• Could the deer go left ? – Hunter’s arrow was pointing
• Could she go right ? – Hungry mal...
!

• In reality, she does nothing. She just

focuses on giving birth to a new LIFE.

• The sequence of events that happens...
• In a spur of MOMENT …a lightning struck (already it was

cloudy ) and blinded the eyes of the Hunter.

• At that MOMENT,...
• Wisdom: In our life, it’s our MOMENT of

CHOICE and we all have to deal with such
negative thoughts from all sides alway...
• If you are religious, superstitious, atheist,

agnostic… or whatever… you can attribute
this MOMENT as sublime, divine i...
T H AT ' S W H E R E W E A R E I N T H I S
SEASON , COUNTRY AND TIME IN
OUR LAND
SURROUNDED ON EVERY SIDE BY
EVERY KIND OF TROUBLE
• We too are trying to consider running fro which one,
• The Devil and H...
Y O U A R E T H E D E E R PA N T I N G AT T H E W AT E R
!

TRYING TO GIVE BIRTH TO YOUR CALL PURPOSE
AND DESTINY
EXAMPLES IN SCRIPTURE OF BLIND
FA I T H
• Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
• Daniel in the lions den
• Esther and the king ...
W H AT D O E S
THE DEER DO?

• She does

nothing and
focusing on
giving birth
like we must
do in our case
JESUS

• Isaiah 50:6-7 (NKJV)
• I gave My back to those who

struck Me, And My cheeks to
those who plucked out the
beard; ...
JESUS

• Isaiah 50:6-7 (NKJV)
• 7 “For the Lord God will help Me;

Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore I have set...
• Luke 9:51 (NKJV)
• 51 Now it came to pass, when

the time had come for Him to be
received up, that He steadfastly
set Hi...
• Luke 9:51 (AMP)
• Now when the time was almost

come for Jesus to be received
up [to heaven], He steadfastly
and determi...
• Luke 9:51 (NLTse)
• 51 As the time drew near

for him to ascend to
heaven, Jesus resolutely set
out for Jerusalem.
THE FOCUS
MUST BE..
• The focus if the

deer was in its
offspring and
of its kind not
its own safety
or welfare or
prosper...
THE FOCUS
MUST BE..
• The Divine

Deliverance

• Comes only after

this focus

• Sphere of

Influence and
Sphere of Concer...
P R AY E R

• 1 Thessalonians 3:10-11 (KJV)
• Night and day praying exceedingly

that we might see your face, and
might pe...
P R AY E R
• 1 Thessalonians 3:10-11 (AMP)
• [And we] continue to pray especially and

with most intense earnestness night...
P R AY E R

• 1 Thessalonians 3:10-11 (NLTse)
• Night and day we pray earnestly for

you, asking God to let us see you
aga...
P R AY E R

• 1 Thessalonians 3:10-11 (PhillipsNT)
• as we pray earnestly day and night to

see you face to face again, an...
SPIRITUAL & MATERIAL GOALS IN 2014

W E A LT H , H E A LT H & L O V E
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  1. 1. WHAT'S OUR FOCUS IN 2014 AN AMBIDEXTROUS YEAR
  2. 2. 2014 2 THINGS WE NEED TO DO
  3. 3. 2 THINGS WE NEED TO DO • Which would seem contradict each other • But are crucial to getting to have our most productive year ever full if the miracles
  4. 4. THE FIRST • Plan, Organize, Strategise, document. • Equip study and develop a roadmap for the year
  5. 5. AND ON THE OTHER SIDE • We need to pray and act as if there us no plan, we are going to depend on God
  6. 6. WHY? • Ephesians 3:14-21 (NKJV) • 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—
  7. 7. WHY? • Ephesians 3:14-21 (NKJV) • 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
  8. 8. WHEN YOU PLAN PROJECT STUDY YOU ARE THINKING • It creates a platform from which God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think. • Giving God a great place to start with achievement or expectation
  9. 9. WHEN YOU PLAN PROJECT STUDY YOU ARE THINKING • For example you planned to get a degree from university of Ibadan and does it and you end up in Cambridge UK he has done abundantly above what you asked or think compared to not expecting to go to university
  10. 10. SUBMIT YOURSELF TO GOD
  11. 11. IT'S MEANS SUBMIT YOURSELF TO HIS WORD • James 4:7-10 (NKJV) • 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double- minded. 9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
  12. 12. Nothing  in  Me John  14:30  KJV   Hereafter  I  will  not  talk  much  with  you:  for  the  prince  of  this  world   cometh,  and  hath  nothing  in  me. Mark  7:15  KJV   There  is  nothing  from  without  a  man,  that  entering  into  him  can  defile   him:  but  the  things  which  come  out  of  him,  those  are  they  that  defile  the   man. !         ! !
  13. 13. The  Fifth  Column  -­‐  military  tactic   A  clandestine  group  or  faction  of  subversive  agents  who  attempt  to   undermine  a  nation’s  solidarity  by  any  means  at  their  disposal.    The  term  is  credited  to  Emilio  Mola  Vidal,  a  Nationalist  general  during  the   Spanish  Civil  War  (1936–39).  As  four  of  his  army  columns  moved  on  Madrid,   the  general  referred  to  his  militant  supporters  within  the  capital  as  his  “fifth   column,”  intent  on  undermining  the  loyalist  government  from  within.     Dictionaries  generally  define  a  fifth  column  as  “any  group  of  people  who   give  aid  and  support  to  the  enemy  from  within  their  own  country.”    
  14. 14. Self  Destruction Psalms  107:20  KJV He  sent  his  word,  and  healed  them,  and  delivered  them  from  their  destructions. Psalms  107:20  (LITV)     He  sent  His  Word  and  healed  them;  and  delivered  them  from  all  their  pitfalls. !          
  15. 15. Derek  Prince  at  Khartoum  Train  Station Another   remarkable   example   of   hearing   God’s   voice   in   an   unexpected   moment:   Years   back,   about   l943,   when   I   was   a   relatively  new  Christian,  I  was  a  soldier  in  the  British  Army.  I  was   in   the   Sudan   and   I   was   traveling   in   a   train   in   which   certain   compartments   were   reserved   for   the   military.   Traveling   north   from  Khartoum  and  I  got  to  a  small,  very,  very  crowded  station.  
  16. 16. Derek  Prince  at  Khartoum  Train  Station And  if  you  have  never  traveled  in  the  third  world  you  won’t  be  able   to   picture   this   but   the   platform   was   totally   covered   with   living   creatures.   Men,   women,   children,   nursing   infants,   old   men   and   then  donkeys,  camels,  goats,  chickens   .  .  .  Everybody  was  bustling,  making  a  noise.  And  I  looked  out  of  the   window   in   my   splendid   isolation   and   I   said   to   myself,     "I   wonder   what  God  thinks  about  all  those  people."      
  17. 17. Derek  Prince  at  Khartoum  Train  Station I  didn’t  expect  an  answer.  But  I  got  an  immediate  answer,  "Some   weak,  some  foolish,  some  proud,  some  wicked  and  some   exceeding  precious."  That,  I  felt,  was  God’s  categorization  of  the   human  race.  You  can  think  it  over.     There’s  four  basic  reasons  why  people  don’t  come  to  Christ.  Some   weak,  some  foolish,  some  proud,  some  wicked  and  some   exceeding  precious.  

  18. 18. A  Different  Spirit Numbers.  14:24   “But  My  servant  Caleb,  because  he  has  a  different  spirit  in  him   and  has  followed  Me  fully,  I  will  bring  into  the  land  where  he   went,  and  his  descendants  shall  inherit  it”  
  19. 19. Understanding  Caleb’s  Character
 The  “key”  to  our  understanding  of  Caleb’s  character  is  found  in  Numbers   14:24   in   the   phrase,   “different   spirit”   (ESV).   We   too   must   possess   a   “different”   spirit   in   order   to   be   pleasing   to   God.   Many   in   the   Lord’s   church   must   come   to   grips   with   the   fact   that   we   are   not   like   everyone   else.  Standing  for  the  truth  will  not  be  popular  with  those  of  the  world   (John   15:19;   John   17:14;   1   John   3:13).   Too   many   Christians   are   more   concerned  about  “what  everyone  else  thinks”  than  “what  God  thinks”.  
  20. 20. 
 Understanding  Caleb’s  Character Due  to  no  fault  of  his  own,  Caleb   was   forced   to   wander   in   the   wilderness   for   forty   years.   He   s u f f e r e d   b e c a u s e   o f   t h e   faithlessness   of   the   children   of   Israel.   The   steadfastness   of   Caleb’s   commitment   to   God   during   these   troubling   (and   w a s t e d )   y e a r s   i s   a   g r e a t   testament   to   the   character   of   the   man.   it   is   indeed   difficult   to   stay   the   course   when   others   bring   undeser ved   heartache   and   problems   to   us.   Through   all   this,   Caleb   never   blamed   God   but   simply   trusted   God   and   waited   for   the   day   when   he   would   be   allowed   to   cross   over   to   the   Promised  Land.  
  21. 21. B L I N D FA I T H
  22. 22. THE PREGNANT DEER • In a remote forest, a pregnant deer was about to give birth to a baby. It found a remote grass field near by a river and slowly went there thinking it would be safe. As she moved slowly, she got labor pain…. at the same moment, dark clouds gathered around that area and lightning started a forest fire. Turning left she saw a hunter who was aiming an arrow from a distance. As she tried to move towards right, she spotted a hungry lion approaching towards her.
  23. 23. THE PREGNANT DEER • What should the pregnant deer do ….as she is already under labor pain ? • What do you think will happen ? • Will the deer survive ? • Will it give birth to a calf ? • Will the calf survive ? or • Will everything be burnt by the forest fire ?
  24. 24. • At that particular moment ? • Could the deer go left ? – Hunter’s arrow was pointing • Could she go right ? – Hungry male lion approaching • Could she move up ? – Forest fire • Could she move down ? – Fierce river
  25. 25. ! • In reality, she does nothing. She just focuses on giving birth to a new LIFE. • The sequence of events that happens at that fraction of a second (moment) are as follows:
  26. 26. • In a spur of MOMENT …a lightning struck (already it was cloudy ) and blinded the eyes of the Hunter. • At that MOMENT, he released the arrow missing and zipping past the deer. • At that MOMENT the arrow hit and injured the lion badly. • At that MOMENT, it started to rain heavily and puts out the forest fire. • At that next MOMENT, the deer gave birth to a healthy calf.
  27. 27. • Wisdom: In our life, it’s our MOMENT of CHOICE and we all have to deal with such negative thoughts from all sides always. Some thoughts are so powerful they overpower us and make us clueless. Let us not decide anything in a hurry. Lets think of ourself as the pregnant deer with the ultimate happy ending. Anything can happen in a MOMENT in this life.
  28. 28. • If you are religious, superstitious, atheist, agnostic… or whatever… you can attribute this MOMENT as sublime, divine intervention, faith, sudden luck, chance (serendipity), coincidence… or a simple ‘dont know’. We all feel the same. But, whatever one may call it, I would see the priority of the deer in that given moment was to give birth to a baby…. because LIFE IS PRECIOUS.
  29. 29. T H AT ' S W H E R E W E A R E I N T H I S SEASON , COUNTRY AND TIME IN OUR LAND
  30. 30. SURROUNDED ON EVERY SIDE BY EVERY KIND OF TROUBLE • We too are trying to consider running fro which one, • The Devil and His Demons are like the Lion trying to devour us • The Economy is like the Fire burning up everything we thought had value • The Hunter is like people who want to kill you or jealous • The River is life constantly in Motion
  31. 31. Y O U A R E T H E D E E R PA N T I N G AT T H E W AT E R ! TRYING TO GIVE BIRTH TO YOUR CALL PURPOSE AND DESTINY
  32. 32. EXAMPLES IN SCRIPTURE OF BLIND FA I T H • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego • Daniel in the lions den • Esther and the king if I perish I perish • Noah's extreme focus on the ark • This year build an ark of faith for you and your family
  33. 33. W H AT D O E S THE DEER DO? • She does nothing and focusing on giving birth like we must do in our case
  34. 34. JESUS • Isaiah 50:6-7 (NKJV) • I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.
  35. 35. JESUS • Isaiah 50:6-7 (NKJV) • 7 “For the Lord God will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.
  36. 36. • Luke 9:51 (NKJV) • 51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,
  37. 37. • Luke 9:51 (AMP) • Now when the time was almost come for Jesus to be received up [to heaven], He steadfastly and determinedly set His face to go to Jerusalem.
  38. 38. • Luke 9:51 (NLTse) • 51 As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
  39. 39. THE FOCUS MUST BE.. • The focus if the deer was in its offspring and of its kind not its own safety or welfare or prosperity.
  40. 40. THE FOCUS MUST BE.. • The Divine Deliverance • Comes only after this focus • Sphere of Influence and Sphere of Concern
  41. 41. P R AY E R • 1 Thessalonians 3:10-11 (KJV) • Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? 11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
  42. 42. P R AY E R • 1 Thessalonians 3:10-11 (AMP) • [And we] continue to pray especially and with most intense earnestness night and day that we may see you face to face and mend and make good whatever may be imperfect and lacking in your faith. 11 Now may our God and Father Himself and our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) guide our steps to you.
  43. 43. P R AY E R • 1 Thessalonians 3:10-11 (NLTse) • Night and day we pray earnestly for you, asking God to let us see you again to fill the gaps in your faith. 11 May God our Father and our Lord Jesus bring us to you very soon.
  44. 44. P R AY E R • 1 Thessalonians 3:10-11 (PhillipsNT) • as we pray earnestly day and night to see you face to face again, and to complete whatever is imperfect in your faith? This is our Prayer for you 11 So may God our Father himself and our Lord Jesus guide our steps to you.
  45. 45. SPIRITUAL & MATERIAL GOALS IN 2014 W E A LT H , H E A LT H & L O V E

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