…unto a perfect man and full stature of Christ
Yetunde Arise sings in the order of the Holy
Spirit and writes songs with the pen of grace. She had
her first degree in Building from OAU, Masters in
Project Development and Implementation from Univ.
of Ibadan and International certifications in song
compositions and music performance. She teaches
music, trains young professionals in self-discovery and
purpose-alignment. She writes anthems and theme songs
for organizations, churches and innovates and she’s the
choicest voice in diverse meetings.
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This parchment is first of the series I started on facebook. It is a collection of
diverse inspired muses that will guide your part as you journeyed towards
enlargement of your capacity for personal and spiritual maturity. It is simple
and easy to read; however, it won’t leave you the same.
Organize your confusions!
A man's identity is inextricably interwoven into the
fabric of His source. Fear most times is one of the
products of separation between man and His maker.
Though fear is false evidence appearing real, we’re often
afraid of the happenings in our environment, as man's
default setting is attributing the cause of any seeming
disorderliness to the devil. We’re quick in judgement to
say the devil is behind every and all problems and in
most cases, we architected misfortunes.
The first step to recovery from this sentimental
bondage is to format our memory with the spiritual
codes of personal awareness of yourself and how blessed
you are to be named after ‘God’: “He has called them gods
and the Sons of the most High”! Approaching life with this
perspective helps in organizing your confusions into a
The 6th chapter of John exposed the truth as
regards how the recognition and hearing of the voice of
our maker can silence fear in a moment. Also,
willingness to receive Him into your Ship will ultimately
land you at the right destination.
My definition of miracle is surrendering totally to
God's Will irrespective of situations around you. This
will swallow up fears in your journey and grant you
courage to face life, being satisfied in Him alone like
Paul, then you would be able to say for me to live is
Christ and to die is gain.
Dying daily to self makes you alive in God, seeking
and yielding to His will, producing abiding fruits unto
His glory; that is how to live to fullness. Then you would
be able to say, the excellency of power is of God and not
of you. I encourage you to arise and yield your all
including your confusions to Him and fear will die.
It is still golden to say that a ‘good name is better than
silver and gold’. You cannot sacrifice godly heritage and
name on the altar of ‘just-anything’ called pleasure. No
matter what, you have to stand for the God you
represent and not give-in to deceitful pressures flying
around like kites. As you guide your spiritual identity, do
well to guide your company too.
Bad company still corrupts good manner and you
can’t sell less what God sacrificed His Only Son to
secure. Don’t just fall in line, you are of a different and
divine heritage; don’t lose your identity because of jollofrice
and chicken. Don’t be a coward, stand for what’s
right and noble; and don’t do anything to please people
or get their favor. Don’t forget, wisdom is profitable to
direct and you are a star in your own right.
Don’t be shy to manage the little you have. You
don’t need ‘plenty’ dresses, just a few good ones that
you’re proud of and won’t be shy to wear to any and all
occasions. Always remind yourself, no matter how little
you think you have now that; ‘you’re a prince and your father
own thousand cattle on a thousand hills’; that means
everything, including you.
Every glory is usually preceded by light affliction.
Behind every new born baby is usually a labor room. We
must learn not to run away from the pains and passion
that precede the glorious fulfilment we seek because
there lies the sustaining grace.
It is unimaginable how Jesus was accused because
of who He says He was? But He endures the temporal
affliction for the greater eternal good of us all. Let's
receive grace to search out who we really are in the Word
of God and thereafter take a stand on the Lord's side
because in it lies overwhelming unending glory.
ARISE, Represent well!
“Corruption is synonymous to black men; it flows in our
blood” he boldly said. “This is becoming unbearable” the
other women cried out in a fit of irritation.
This happened in a commercial bus in Lagos, as
passengers expressed frustrations with the exorbitant
transport fare. They felt helpless as this additional
burden to curtail covid-19 pandemic was draining life
off them, gradually and ceaselessly. As a part of the
system, and finding myself in the same shoe, loads of
thoughts ran through my mind uncontrollably. I could
feel the pain, their pains, our pains; however, not all of
us have corruption in us. For we’re born of an incorruptible
seed, of the abiding word of God.
As the conversation heightened, I was losing my
peace, and since I couldn't withhold my piece, I turned
to the man and I said “that is not the case sir”. I exhorted,
not everyone in Nigeria is corrupt and honestly, the
narratives will soon change in hope, God's Word over this
nation won’t fail.
I challenge you to arise and use platform as a sphere
of influence; you have a living seed in you and yours is a
life that can turn things around. God has not given up
on us and He won’t anyway. It is your calling to
champion a course that can revolutionize the trends of
things in time; there is no little influence, neither small
nor big platforms.
Your platform is your spheres of influence where
you should stand and do God's will. Live by an example,
do not join multitude to promote the culture of
corruption. Though not easy as it seems, but it's not
impossible, since with God all things are possible. You
may be persecuted but it is already stated in the scripture
that it will end in testimony. You will be glad you did
and much more God would be glad you are representing
heaven on earth.
Such as He Has!
Daily, without a choice, neither a say, he was limited
and confined to a spot. He couldn't go into the temple;
they didn't seek healing or help from God. All they
thought is needful for him till death is help from men.
Homeless, hungry, friendless and looks useless; he was
not only crippled in his body but also in his mind.
Pathetic it is, but more pathetic to see those that
have the opportunity to access the temple avoiding it.
Instead, expressing beggarly traits without caution. God
is your father, you have access to him, don’t be beggarly
in your approach; instead, ask Him and make your
requests known unto Him. He hears, He’s safe and He’ll
There is far more to you than you are presently
seeing. Stop begging God in your prayers. There is a lot
behind your eyes and your destiny is very great; you’re
much able, don’t end your life at the Beautiful Gate, a
lot is reserved in the temple. Imagine, if the gate is that
beautiful, how much more the temple.
The earnest expectations of the creature are waiting
to praise God on your behalf. Many will be converted
when God give you 'such as I have'. God says 'Tell my
people to stop asking alms from Me'. Give attention to me for
the right reason, take your time to focus on God and not
just people. He knows you better.
There are virgin dimensions in the Spirit. God is
willing and able to help you through this path. Stop
asking for silver and gold, let God give you 'such as He
has'. In it, all other needs will be met. He will hold you
by your hands, He will lift you up and your bones will
There are great dimensions in God that you
wouldn’t discover except in seeing challenges as
opportunities to exercise great faith. You can’t run out
of the kitchen because of heat, you need to stay put to
have a great experience.
Joshua had been trained to always stay wherever
God placed him; even in the fire. He is skilled in
consulting God for counsel before taking any action or
engaging in any battle. He had learnt obedience by the
things he had suffered - deception from the Gibeonite
and defeat from the small city of Ai-, so now He knows
how to duly consult God for the strategy to use. Many a
times, we get defeated not because the enemy is
powerful but because we didn't consult the One who
sent us here, who has won the victory right from the
foundation of the earth.
Obviously, the right hand of the Lord does
valiantly. We have all been rescued by His High Arms
on several occasions as we engage His Word. Reading
about a huge army, as numerous as the sand of the
seashore, who gathered against Israelite and how God
disgrace and destroyed them all in a short while, in the
book of Joshua amazed me. It is so liberating to know
that God himself hardened the heart of the enemy
against the Israelite just as He did to Pharaoh, for three
major reasons: 1 To show His Power, 2 For the destruction of the
enemy and so that 3 His children will referentially fear Him.
Tough times always expose men to greater
dimensions in God. We wouldn't have known that
dimension of God that dwells in a man's faith, that made
Joshua to command the sun and moon to stand still and
God honored him and His Word instantly. That
dimension of God that stirs Paul to command blindness
on the false Prophets, Elyma who was trying to turn the
deputy heart’s away from believing in God. Little
wonder Bishop Idahosa said “if your faith says yes, God will
not say no”. In essence and practice, everyone needs a
certain level of evil around him to step up in life. Tough
times or enemies are instruments in the hand of God for
our good. God determines what they do per time. Most
assuredly, Jesus won on our behalf already.
In conclusion, whatever difficulty, you might be
going through is actually designed to make you
experience the already won victory of Christ so that
experientially your faith will be deeply rooted in God.
INDEPENDENT...Yet He Calls!
"If we had continued as a dependent colony of the British,
now Nigeria would have been like the kingdom that colonized it,
a well-developed country lacking nothing"; he lamented. This
dropped from the lips of my neighbor whenever things
are not going well in the country.
My concern is not about the why or the why not of
independence, it is about our response to independence,
with or without being free...Independence without
If the Son of man set you free, you’re indeed free.
Golden to say, however, response to what is termed
‘independence’ and its management, has been the root
cause of the displacement of man from God’s kingdom
from the beginning.
Satan, in its independent adventure lost his position
in heaven. Being displaced, he became an instrument of
wrath on earth. In the bid to gather people who would
end up like him, he deceived the first man and made him
rebelled. Man became independent of God, lost his
relationship and habitation of heaven on earth. In
returning to God, hence religion in place of real
remorseful worship led the trail.
This same story played out for the Prodigal son. He
was deceived in search of independence; maybe
freedom. Worn out, battered and shattered; the Prodigal
son resolved to come back to his father. Having suffered
from being 'independent', he valued the guidance of his
father more than before and wanted to serve to earn it
back. Like him like Adam...he sought a home return!
God is always extending His Love to receive man
back as His expressed ambassador. He restores anyone
who come back for His Love and show remorse humbly
and genuinely! Qualifying them just-as-if they had not
sinned as Jesus took their sinful state, to claim back the
Kingdom with a seal of His Blood. Alas, they're set free
indeed. They're no longer slaves to sin and satan. Eternal
condemnation is written-off, eternal joy we've got.
Are you growing weary? Or threading the path of
lost and lust? Are you holding yourself back through
self-dependence or self-righteousness? Here is the Good
News: the door of grace is still open; the father is calling
out in love.
...will you come back home? Please do, He loves you.
ONE for A MULTITUDE!
Laced all through the Bible are the account of how
one man's actions can either make or mar generations.
Rahab and Achan comes to mind.
Rahab favorably negotiated her path through by
guarding the spies. She secured her life through
kindness. The spies said “our lives for yours if you utter not
this our business”. Abiding with this, she saved not only
herself but also her household. Rahab displayed
smartness, she didn't just hide the spy for nothing, she
negotiated her way into the lineage of Jesus. In grace and
through mercy, she became a part of Salmon in union
(one of the spies) and God of the Israelite became to her a
God worth following and serving. God rewrote her
history and gave her a new position in the in Jesus’
upcoming. “And by faith she did not only save herself, her
household but generations also”. Her kindness traveled very
far into the future.
On the other hand, the Bible says 'But the children of
Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing' when in the
actual sense, it was the sin of just a single person Achan,
which brought God's anger on the Israelite. Just as
Rahab preserved generations by her decision to follow
God which resulted in her kindness, Achan’s indiscipline
and covetousness affected posterity and generations that knew
nothing about his sins.
I need you to know that, the major reason why we
must take heed to our daily thought which precedes our
decisions and actions are not just because of their effects
on yourself, but much more on your households and
likewise generations. Negotiating right with foresight
beyond the present moment is a vital skill we must also
master in life.
I implore you to turn to God if you haven't made a
decision to follow Him. He will lead and give you the
capacity to make the right decision per time. Live a life
that will profit your posterity. Make the decision, God is
able to make all grace abound towards you that you may
always have all sufficiency in all things so as to abound
to every good work.
Pilot study: you don’t need a miracle!
Joshua must have learnt from his experience that
you don't need twelve spies to get a good outcome,
sometimes, just two may be enough to bring in good
report by faith. Much more than experience, I believe
that was what God told him to do. After they had
mapped out a plan of action, they started out. The spy
didn't need a miracle to cross Jordan, there was an
existing route or link to pass through.
Certainly, from human perspective, the children of
Israel could have passed the existing route or better still
create another, but God decided to perform wonders by
cutting-off Jordan river so they could pass on dry
ground. God performed this dimensional miracle so that
the whole earth will see His mighty Hands and to pass a
message to the Cannanites showing that the Israelites are
His chosen generations.
Don’t ask God for a Miracle to prove a point,
however God is forever faithful. You don't need a
miracle for the wrong motive. God knowns what we
need per time because He is our Shepherd. Do not allow
people to lead you with their personal experiences
without spiritual footings. Learn from people, but run
advises with God's guide. Jesus is your perfect pattern.
He still leads today in the way that we should go.
Sometimes, it may be unconventional, just follow. Do
not allow men to push you out of God's Will because of
what they think is right. Your case is uniquely different,
you will only give account to God at the end of the day.
NOTHING BRINGS NOTHING
As nothing just happen, also nothing brings
nothing. There is always an act preceding a
This played out in the Sower's story. He stepped out
to sow, some fell on the rock, thorns and others on
fertile soil. Eventually not all that fell on fertile soil
brought the same results, 30%, 60% and some 100%.
Getting result in life is not magical, it is an interplay of
Seeds of healing was sown into the lives of the ‘Ten
Lepers’ but only one was eventually made whole because
he cultivated and watered it with praise. He knows how
to always returned and stay with the giver. The earth
drinks in the rain that comes upon it for a purpose, it is
given to bring forth abiding fruits and blessings in
returns from God. Understanding and correct
application of knowledge is one of the biggest miracles
in life. Please take time to understand the principle being
taught in the word and run with the word through faith
and patience that you might obtain the blessings that
Those whose profit would be shown to all, are
those who have given themselves wholly to abiding in
God’s Words. Opportunity meet such prepared people,
as they sharpened their sensitive signals and can pick
information uninterrupted from heaven’s database.
They do not just rely on potentials, but they also work
thing out. As instructed by Paul, please “give intensive
meditation to all that you have learned”.
The word of God is applicable in all situations, you
only need to understand the principle and apply it as the
Holy Spirit leads. Don’t do things out of your senses, be
led. Joseph and Noah’s stories of innovating what the
eyes have not seen, place us on the platform to do
impossible things. Maximizing the help of the Holy
Spirit to search what God would have you do to partake
of the disguised blessing in this season is crucial, this can
flow from you to others.
And it was now dark...
Jesus detailed His coming to the disciple just like
He did during Lazarus death, He waited more days until
the situation became worst; since He was coming big
with wisdom packed lessons that can save souls and
And the sea had arose by reason of a great wind that
blew...and the disciple saw Jesus walking on the sea. One
would have thought why didn't Jesus divided the sea as
Moses did. He didn’t, to indicate that God is diverse in
acts and He likes using the foolish things to establish
wisdom and righteousness. Most times, God won’t part
your red sea; He might need you walk on it or swim
through it. But He will always make His strength
available for you. So, stop waiting on God to part the red sea
before you, arise and walk on the sea. You can as well ask Him
how He wants you to approach your red sea. Besides,
walking on your water shifts your gaze from obstacles.
Peter did it. You can too; just focus on the author and
the finisher of your faith, as long as your focus is not
shifted from Him, you won't sink.
Arise and ride on your challenges to the new level.
Maximize the problem and turn it to abiding fruits.
Manage your challenges fruitfully. Stop waiting for a
miracle to happen before you move. Fix your mind on
Christ, see good things in every bad situation. Use your
mind well and rightly. The quality of your mind
determines the quality of your life. Stop seeking the cup
half-empty, start seeing it half-full or see it full and filled
to overflowing; faith does it.
Lord Jesus, thank you for giving yourself for my sin, that
you may deliver me from this present evil world.
I’m truly sorry for all my sins. Please forgive me.
I accept you as my Lord and my Saviour.
I receive divine capacity to sin no more. I will follow you
all my life.
If you need a follow up, I will be pleased to receive a
mail from you. God bless you.