Author: Deji Okegbile

LENT 36: PREVAILING LENT, PREVAILING PRAYER

Peter therefore was kept in prison; but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him (Acts 12:5). Prevailing Lent, the discipline of obeying and listening to prophetic voice beyond annual liturgical litanies, routines, and repetitions is a renewing and prophetic experience. Without prevailing prayer, we become deaf like in the valley of dry bones to the prophetic voice and become more confused by many competing and distracting human and secular voices asking for our attention. The Church was born, empowered, and sustained through prevailing prayer as the number one priority. While God is looking for...

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LENTEN REFLECTION: VOICE OF PROPHETIC LENT

A church without prophetic voices will be a museum, a grave of captivity, decline, full of dry bones, dry system and liturgy. Valley of dry bones, the picture of the Jews in captivity resonates with our present human, spiritual, political and moral conditions (Ezek 37:1-14). The good news is that our present situation is not beyond the power of God’s grace. The voice of prophetic Lent is the solution to the the Valley of our Dry worship, theology, philosophy and leadership. A church without prophetic voices will be a museum, a grave of captivity, full of dry bones hence,...

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LENT 29: LENT BEYOND BREXIT

‘I urge, then first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness’ – 1 Tim 2:1-2 We stand at this point on the road to Brexit. Last year June, United Kingdom voted in favour of leaving the European Union (EU). It is on record that Scotland and Northern Ireland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU, while England and Wales, with a much larger combined population, voted to leave. Today our Prime Minister,...

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LETTER TO MY GENERATION (1). The two tribes in Nigeria: The Poor and the Rich.

‘… We require a Nigeria where sovereignty and power belong to the people; a Nigeria where rulers strive to satisfy the people at all times; a Nigeria where those who exercise power are accountable to the people; a Nigeria where public servants accept responsibility for inefficiency and bad advice; a Nigeria where abuse of office is severely punished and ill-gotten gains confiscated. We vote for a clean and peaceful Nigeria where children are well taken care of;… a Nigeria that has rediscovered her gaiety’ –  Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Nigeria, Africa most populous country has one of...

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HOPE FOR MOTHERS OF ‘BLIND GENERATION.’

  “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” – 2 Cor 4:4 David Bosch in his work, Transforming Mission, explains six major societal paradigm shifts with a very helpful link between the transition from the baby-boom generation to Generation X and the transition from the Enlightenment era to the postmodern era. However, God provided the spiritual paradigm through Jesus Christ for the sinner that cut across all the societal paradigm shifts. Blindness well-illustrates man’s...

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