Topic: Progress with Speed [Monday August 17, 2015]
Memorise: Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the
fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. –Psalm 124:7
Read: Psalm 126:1-4 (KJV)
1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then
said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the South.
Bible In One Year: Genesis 24:1-61;
Promotion can come to you through either human or divine assistance. The
assisted state of progress attained through this promotion moves you to a level
where you are not supposed to be. The greatest promotion of all is that which
transforms a sinner into a saint. This is only made possible through divine
assistance. Because man could not attain this spiritual promotion by his own
efforts, God came in to help us. This season, the Lord will assist you and move
you to a level you are not qualified to occupy in Jesus’ Name.
Beyond assisted state of progress is the accelerated state of progress. This is
progress of the unusual kind. It defies time, expectations and protocol. Under
the influence of this state of progress, you could be at the bottom now and
find yourself at the very top moments later. David experienced this type of
progress in 1 Samuel 16:11-13. He was
just watching over his father’s sheep and goats in the fields when a messenger
came and told him he was urgently needed at home. “What for?”, he asked. The
messenger’s reply was “I don’t know, but we have a visitor – a man, I think he
is a prophet, and he asked for you to come right away.” As soon as he got home,
God told the prophet, “This is the fellow, anoint him now.” Samuel asked David
to kneel before his brethren and he anointed him. By the time the boy got up,
he was already a king. One moment he was a shepherd boy, and at the next, he
was a king. That is accelerated progress!
At the registry on the day of my wedding, we could not but notice what was
happening around us. A particular girl was dressed up to be wedded, but she
waited endlessly for the bridegroom, not knowing he had absconded. She almost
went berserk, but she eventually survived the disappointment. Not long after,
she was married to a soldier. Unknown to her, the man who jilted her also
joined the army. One day, there was a military coup, and the husband of this
girl became, the governor. Meanwhile, the boy who jilted her was assigned as a
subordinate to her husband, the governor. So, anytime this girl was to enter
the car, her former husband-to-be had to open the door for her. This season,
God will overlook time, protocol and the arrangement of men in order to
accelerate your promotion! Your progress shall receive divine speed in Jesus’
Prayer Point: Father, by divine speed, move me, my family and members of
my local assembly to the very top in Jesus’ Name.
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Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan at the weekend stormed Kenya’s Maasai
Mara Games Reserve in two chartered planes.One of the planes carried
Kenya State security and the second was
occupied by Jonathan, his wife Patience and two of their children.
According to the Nation, he is at the reserve for a three-day tour to witness the wildebeest migration.
Jonathan was booked at the new Angama Mara Lodge at the Oloololo conservancy,and was received by Narok Governor Samuel Tunai.Tunai, who is also the Council of Governors tourism committee
chairman, said more than 500,000 tourists from all over the world are
expected to witness the spectacular crossing of wildebeest across the
of Lagos on Sunday after a 23-year-old, identified only as Ugochukwu,
was found hanging in his apartment.
Ugochukwu, who lived on 311 Road, FESTAC Town, had sought admission into
a university in Lagos State, and had written the 2015 Unified Tertiary
Sunday at about 12pm, Ugochukwu’s mother, identified only as Ngozi, and
his two siblings came back from church to find him hanging in the
Last week, a graphic photo of a girl covered with blood and found by the roadside hit the internet. We now have her details courtesy of Morak.
She was just another girl next door. She's been getting ill frequently
lately, before she collapsed that very day on her way from a TUTORIAL
CLASS AT PROPER ARSENAL, BENSON BUSSTOP,IKORODU, LAGOS STATE, but
according the elder brother, the family is baffled by the blood that
soaked her body and may release an autopsy report soon.
what the deceased brother said about these photos: "Those pictures were