KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Tim 3:16 KJV All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

The breath of God is the very source of our personality. The Bible said God breathe into the lifeless man, and man became a living soul. The breath of God is God’s ability to make us qualified to do whatever He requires of us. God has made available a means of contacting His breath for daily strength to overcome every challenge or difficulty that we may encounter. The scripture says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: The word inspiration of God, also means the breath of God. The breath of God goes into action and effect when we submit ourselves to it or believe it totally. Now, to believe means you cast your life on it.

When we believe the scripture, we have swallowed what it says, placing our very dependence on it. It is at this moment that the life in the word is released. The breath of God is yours for every engagement that you may find yourself. Give attention to the word of God. Meditate on the word and give a renewal to your mind concerning all life issues. The Bible says it is life to those that find them and medicine to all their flesh. Proverb 4:21,22.

Make a decision to give more time to the word of God this year. Let your heart be filled with joy and satisfaction any time you have to sit by the word of God. Make every truth you learn a special prophecy from the mouth of God. Know that so long as you receive that word, you have accepted into your system, the very breath of God. In this new year, make it a year of celebrating the word of God, by giving the word the highest and most prestigious place in your life and heart.


The word of God is my life and my light. It is my power to conquer this life. I give my attention to it, and allow my whole life to be controlled by the word. I see success all around me.



Heb 4:12 KJV” For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

1Th 2:13 KJV” For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Jas 2:24 KJV “Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.”

At the commencement of the new year, lots and lots of good wishes for a good and prosperous new year will be flying through the airwaves to family and friends. It is a very good thing to wish one another well and even wishes the best for yourself. Please note that no year brings anything on its own, rather it is the changed attitudes and actions that result in a changed lifestyle. It is said that it is insane to do the same things and expect different results. Change or improvement in anything is always a result of a positive change in one’s action. In Genesis 26, there was a very serious famine in the land. The Lord encountered Isaac and asked him not to go down to Egypt, but said the following to him:

Gen 26:3 KJV ” Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;”

  Isaac’s success or failure depended on his obedience to the instruction of the Spirit of God. Dear brother or sister your improvement in whatever endeavour depends on your obedience to the instruction of the Holy Spirit. As Christians, the Holy Spirit is our senior partner. He is our helper, guide, guard, and Counsellor advocate. It is in doing the instruction of the Spirit that brings about a change in the state of that individual Isaac was very obedient to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Gen 26:12 KJV” Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.”

We can say that, for that year, Isaac was greatly blessed. He reaped a hundred percent of what he sowed. You can have a glorious year by doing what the Holy Spirit would teach you. The Spirit of God is ready to instruct you on a specific task as a Christian. Make sure you execute it with all seriousness.


Thank God for blessing me with a new year. I receive the counsel of His Spirit concerning my path for this new year. I live with a determination to bring glory to the name of my heavenly father. Thank you, Lord.



Jas 1:21,22, &25 KJV “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.


KEY SCRIPTURE: Eph 2:8 KJV “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

Welcome to 2023, a year that promises to be very eventful and exciting. Our key scripture tells us about certain three important words that bring us a great amount of assurance to move into the year. The words are




IT said, “we are saved.” The context of this verse is about the saving of our souls from sin to become partakers of eternal life. I also wish that we consider this word saved in the light of the days ahead of us.

Saved talks about security, health, prosperity, peace, deliverance, and general preservation of all forms. This is what the scripture offers us. It tells us that we can have these life securities or preservation if we are to appropriate the other two words that follow the word saved, as we have put forth.

The next word of consideration is grace. Grace is about God’s favor that He bestows on us. In our salvation, our Lord Jesus bore our sins and died for us. This provided a fitting ground to come to God without any sense of guilt. The grace of God is also seen in everything that a man would need for preservation. In talking about God’s grace, He always does or provides all that man would need to be ‘saved’ in whatever area we need that preservation. Talking about health, our healing is fully provided and settled. Jesus himself took our infirmities and bore our diseases. Isaiah 53:4,5, 1 Peter 2:24. We are not to look for healing It has been already provided. Grace says you are already healed. We have also received all things for life and godliness. This is all by grace. Every blessing you would need in 2023 is already provided by grace. Remember before man was created God had created EVERYTHING, man would need. This is the way God deals with, us. Be thankful for God’s goodness.

The last word to be considered is FAITH. Faith is not just what we do for God to respond, but it is basically appropriating the provisions of grace. Faith says God has already provided it, and so I take possession of it. It is an assurance of what God has supplied by grace and remaining thankful for it because you have it. The challenge for entering our salvation is our ability to renew our minds to fully settle it, in our hearts that these blessings are already ours. The second challenge is to overcome the enemy who attempts to distract us from possessing what is ours. This calls for diligence and violence in the Spirit. Matt 11:12 KJV” And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” Salvation in any form would be ours as we diligently appropriate the abundant provision of all things(grace). Be a consistent winner in 2023. No matter the challenge If your faith says yes, you have it, for God has already provided that thing. Stop begging God to do things, but, receive them by faith, and thank God always for giving those things to you.


Thank you, dear heavenly Father, for all your abundant love, in providing everything we need for victory in this life. My faith says yes to your word. My faith takes a hold of every provision made available according to your word. 2023, is a victorious year for me. 2023 is a fulfilling year for me.

This year, I will do exploits for God, in Jesus’ name.



2Pe 1:3 KJV” According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:”

2Co 1:20 KJV “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Gal 5:18 KJV” But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”

In our previous studies, we saw how deceptive life in the soul could be. A soulish life, as we saw, focuses on the individual. To be free from it, one must acknowledge that he or she is crucified with Jesus. He died the very first day he came into Christ. Gal 2:20. He must realise he does not do anything for himself or for men to applaud him. In Christ, we have put on Jesus and we do everything in His name, for Him, and for His glory. The self, which is seen in all those soulish activities gives no life. It is the spirit, that gives or makes life, and that the flesh, or the self profits nothing. John 6:63.

As we draw the curtains on 2022, making way for 2023, may we put off every deception that the self tries to convey to us? May we keep iterating this truth to our consciousness that, we are instruments for the Lord’s glory. We are not in any way taking any glory for ourselves. God by virtue of His grace has adorned us with His power and glory, to show the world, His manifold wisdom. This should not fill our heads, causing us to divert attention to ourselves. The sad truth is that we become cheap victims of the enemy when we divert our attention to ourselves. The battle is the Lord’s, the glory and power are all His. 1 Sam 17:47.

The Lord said if any man would come after me, let him hate all relations, and his very life and come follow me. Make the new year a Jesus year. A moment to do all things for Him, and to His honour. You are only victorious when you lift Him high.  Remember David, who constantly won all battles, because, he never fought for himself. He fought in the name of the Lord, and so could never be defeated. 1 Sam 17:47 KJV “And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.” You would also win all your battles.


Thank you, Lord Jesus. You saved me to reveal your glory in me. I am totally committed to bringing you honour in all I do. I do nothing for my praise or honour. All that I do is for you and your glory alone. May your name be glorified forever.



1Pe 2:9 KJV” But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”

John 12:25 KJV “He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Jas 4:1 KJV “From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?”

Soulish activities   manifest in the affairs of most children of God, and sadly deprive them of so much blessings. In James 4:1-4, the apostle James lists the reasons some children of God, pray without results. Verse 1, talks about war within the members, or in their hearts, or better still their emotions. These conflicts go on in the souls of such people. These things create competition among people of God. Some say, I have a big church than you have. Another says I have more cars than you. Some even get so low as saying I am more powerful than you. Sadly, these things happen among men of God.

James 4: 2 says, “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.” There are many who are fasting and praying, as I write, just because others have gone ahead, and they must overtake them. The apostle said it rightly, ye kill, and have not. Why the war within us and among us. All these striving and envying are soulish activities that has no significance before the Lord. Someone prayed, ‘Oh God give me this or that, to wipe away my shame’ Please just consider this; such a person is concerned about her or his shame that must be wiped off, not the word of God that must be honoured.

Soulish activities are a real canker that must be taken far away from us. Many people claim they are believing God, or may be acting in faith, yet are sadly operating out of their souls, how? Anytime a person is not at rest, but anxious about what he has put before, the Lord, then he or she is functioning out of his or her souls. The soul deals with the mind, emotions and the will. The mind cannot be at rest, when the condition lingers on. True faith comes from the spirit, and it is always at rest. Heb 4:1 KJV” Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.” IF you find yourself anxious and not able to be confident that God has answered you, then you are definitely operating from your soul. God does not function directly with the soul. He communicates with the Spirit, which intend conveys the information to the mind, the emotions, for the will to carry it out.”


I do not function from my soul. My whole being is surrendered to the Spirit of God, and so it is the Spirit that directs and controls me.



Rom 14:23 KJV “And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”

Gal 5:16 KJV “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Heb 4:12 KJV” For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Our key scripture states that there is a difference between the soul and spirit of a man. One may claim to be a child of God, yet his or her actions would be from her soul. God approves only of the actions that proceed from the spirit. John 4:23 KJV But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. The activities of the soul would only be acceptable unto God if it is initiated and controlled by the spirit. Unfortunately, many act from their souls and they think, it is of the Spirit.

One could be praying, yet it is a soulish prayer. One could be preaching, or showing acts of kindness, yet it is just a soulish act, and it has no eternal value before the Lord. The word of God is the main discerner of that which is soulish.  Heb 4:12.1Co 13:3 KJV ” And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.” An example of a soulish act is our immediate scripture. He bestows all his goofs to feed the poor, yet it is only soulish, as a result, it has no rewards before God.

Soulish acts have self-seeking or self-entered motives. They are acts that satisfy, the individual’s ego. There is never an attitude of humility in such a person’s actions. Many times, such people get very offended if their actions are not acknowledged by men. A singer sings to show how powerful her voice is. A minister of the gospel may share a testimony, only to show how powerful he is in the Lord. One may even express a very deep emotions in worship, it is all to make him, feel good. People dance to various, songs, just to amuse themselves, to attract others to see how good, they can move their feet. The Lord gave an example of a soulish act, in the following verse. Matt 6:5. All such acts proceed from the soul and have no rewards before the father.

Why would soulish acts have no rewards? Every child of God, must know that, we are all means for God to act and He receive praise and glory. Any praise or acknowledgement, that we may seek is a misplacement, divine honour and so, it has no value before God.


Thank you, heavenly father, for your love, which has empowered me to do all things. I act always to bring you pleasure and no recognition for my actions from men. My sole desire is that your name would be glorified.


Luke 17:10 KJV” So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.”

Rev. 4:11 KJV” Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Rom 12:1 KJV” I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

The relationship between our spirit and body is as a man, living in a house or room. It is the man that gives expression to the room. The state of the room would depend on the state and condition of the man Your spirit represent the man, whiles the room represents the body. In the experiences of most children of God, it is their bodies that Lord itself over their spirit The body or flesh which is the outer nature is the one giving expression. The body or the flesh rules many. The bible calls it carnality. In these days of information, people are so overwhelmed by their mobile phones. They would spend most of their time on doing something on the phone. Lust of the flesh and eyes is what controls some.

When the flesh is master his spirit is silenced. His spiritual senses become dead or dull. He will not be able to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. His desire for prayer and reading or studying the word, would either go down, or non existent at all. The other sad thing that will happen to him, is, he would not be able to understand the scriptures.1Co 2:14 KJV” But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

A man in such a condition would surely have a very weak soul. His mind will be dominated by lots of carnal things. Rom 8:6 KJV” For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” A mind fed with mundane things in this life, will result in an emotion, which is very unstable. It will be fearful, easily worried, quick tempered, and as the bible says many foolish emotions, that would make him a threat to others, and himself.

According to Romans 8:9, you are not in the flesh, to live after the flesh, but in the Spirit. Repent and turn let the Spirit take charge.


Thank you, dear Lord Jesus. My spirit controls me in all I do. I keep the flesh under. My spiritual senses remain alert and so I am able to always receive from God’s spirit and not be lost in the deceit of the flesh.


Rom 8:9 KJV” But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

1Co 9:27 KJV” But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Job 32:8 KJV” But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.”

From our former studies, we learned that man is a spirit, who has a soul and lives within a body. The Spirit of man is described by Apostle Peter as the hidden man of the heart.1Pe 3:4 KJV” But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” This hidden man of the heart has a form just as the outer man. He is not physical that could be seen by the optical eyes. He has hands, legs eyes and all the features that the outer man has.

At conversion, the spirit of man receives a new life or a new birth. It is not a renewal of the old man. This process of conversion is the greatest of all miracles. The old man dies with Jesus through baptism, and a new man is resurrected or takes over. Rom 6:4 KJV” Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” We see that we died with him and do our spirit man is one with the Spirit of Christ is the one who has taken over. Gal 2:20 KJV I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. This is amazing, we have a spirit nature, our true being o which is the very nature of Jesus.2nd Corinth 5:17,18, narrates it that, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, the old is gone, BEHOLD EVERYTHING has become new. All this new nature or creation is of God.

Our new man has nothing of the old nature or old man in him. Our souls remain the same. It needs to be taught to know, accept, and function with the new man. Jas 1:21 KJV” Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” It is the word of God that saves our souls. It is initiated by a renewal of our minds Rom 12:2. The soul, through the mind must come to terms with the wealth of power, glory and unsearchable riches of Christ. that his spirit man carries or is made of.

The body will also align properly when the truth is known. John 8:32.


Father, open my eyes of understanding to know your glorious deposit in me, that my ways, thoughts and actions would reveal that glory you want to be seen in our world.


John 8:32 KJV “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Phm 1:6 KJV” That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”


KEY SCRIPTURE:1Th 5:23 KJV And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

A good understanding of the nature of man will help us to walk effectively with the Spirit of God. Our key scripture shows us that, Man is a three-fold being. He is a spirit, soul and body. From the book of beginnings, that is Genesis, God created man in the image and likeness of God Gen 1:26. The ‘image’ in this context  talks about appearance as in the physical form, and the likeness talks about the nature of God. The physical appearance of God is like man. The nature of God is a Spirit. John 4:24 KJV “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” If man is like God, then man is also spirit. Our spirit is fundamentally our true or real nature, for God cannot relate with our souls or bodies, but rather relates with our spirit. Pro 20:27 KJV” The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.”

God deals with man   from his spirit. Job 32:8

The body of man is an earthly house for his spirit which is immortal.  2Co 5:1 KJV For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. The body houses the senses. These include,

1. Sight

2. Taste

3. Feeling

4. Hear

5. Touch

The state of the body determines how much the spirit can go in a number of instances. Matt 26:41 KJV “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” The body can be trained to cooperate with the Spirit.

We also  saw from our key scripture  that , man also has a soul. The soul is  the self conscious aspect of a man. It is made up of the mind, emotions and will. The soul is immortal as the spirit. The spirit and soul are used interchangeably in certain portions of the scripture, yet there is a clear division between the two. Heb 4:12 KJV For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.’ From this scripture the bible shows us, there is a division between the spirit and the soul. The soul and spirit functions together, as the soul receives information and is processed in the mind, reacted on by the emotions, and acted on by the will. When the Spirit of God shows, or tells the spirit an information, it is passed on to the soul, through the mind and the body through the brain becomes aware of it. To be continued.


Father, give us the understanding to know who we are and how to operate effectively with your Spirit, and the world around us, to bring glory to your name.


Job 32:8 KJV” But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.”

Jas 1:21 KJV” Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”


KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 1:69 KJV “And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;”

Christmas is a moment that the whole world is caught up in festivities and celebrations, whiles most of them do not understand what these celebrations, is all about. Our key scripture was a prophecy that, the Holy Spirit gave through Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist. This prophecy spelt out the reason for this season.

Christmas is a celebration of the liberty of mankind from sin and Satan’s dominion.

In Zacharia’s prophecy he said Luke 1:69, 71 KJV” And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;” He went further to say that, Jesus came to deliver us from our enemies, so we would live without fear and walk in holiness all the days of our lives.

Now, my question is, have you been delivered from Satan’s power, and as a result free from fear, and living in holiness?  If your answer is no, then you are celebrating something that has not been of benefit to you. You need to be free from sin and Satan’s power. Now, many are at the mercy of this devil as he freely afflicts men with sicknesses, and torments of all kinds, whiles they look on helplessly. Christmas brought us authority and power to say no, to the nonsense of Satan. The following scripture is what Christmas stands for.

Col 1:13 KJV “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:”

Today is your moment to stand up tall and walk out of whatever that, the devil has been afflicting you with. If you have not accepted our glorious saviour, then this is your moment of deliverance. Bow to Jesus and confess Him as Lord over your life, believing that, He died and rose up on the third day of His burial (Rom 10:9, 10). Decide to stop your life of sin, and surrender to live the rest of your life for him. If you prayed unto Him, you can ask that evil power that used to control you to stop. Is it a sinful power? command that power be broken from you.? Is it a sickness or a kind of torment with no solution in sight, please do not fear, command it in Jesus’s name, believing that Jesus, standing by you, has effected that command. John 14:13 KJV “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

In this time of celebrations please make up your mind, to benefit fully from the real essence of CHRISTMAS. Come to the Lord in faith and take your deliverance which has already been paid for.


Lord Jesus, you have defeated our arch enemy, so I will be forever free to live in liberty and in holiness. I rebuke every evil attack of Satan against my life. I refuse to be under the power of any demonic control, in Jesus’ name. I receive my healing, and walk out free in Jesus’ name. Amen



Luke 2:14 KJV” Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

Matt 1:21 KJV And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

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