‘There is Power in the name of Jesus… X3
To break every chain x 3’
Grammy award winner, Tasha Cobbs may not be very popular YET in 9ja but her ‘Break every chain’ song is one I sing EVERY DAY.
That simple short song for me is beyond a song. Tz a prophecy. Tz a hammer/gun/grenade in my mouth for the devil.
DCC Lagos Choir (The Rock Image) has got the best rendition of the song ever especially when Jacqueline leads. I always pray it is led by her every time Communion is served. I LOVE the song to fine pieces. Smithereens.
So imagine when I heard that the owner of the song was coming to Nigeria, not just to Abuja and to COZA just at my backyard, on an evening when I didn’t have any church commitments at my own church. Omo, wild horses, tornadoes, bomb blasts and hurricanes COMBINED couldn’t have stopped me from making it there Tuesday April 15,2014 .
But on getting there, I knew God took me to COZA for something else.
So sometime in the course of the service. they aired this short video of the crucifixion of Jesus. Now I’m a blood wimp… I don’t see or watch anything bloody. For some reason, I had the liver for this though I covered face at different points. It was BLOODY. It was HEART WRENCHING. You could hear a pin drop in church that evening. I have NEVER seen a human so tortured before. That a man would go through all of this to save the world!!! And the Holy Spirit kept dropping such words in my heart
‘I did this for you. I went through ALL of this for you. You can not afford to settle for anything but the BEST in this life… You can’t afford a mediocre or an average life darling…That is the least you can do to show me your appreciation. I DID NOT die for ANYTHING less than the BEST for you to enjoy in life!!! ‘
Dear absolutely FABULOUS Reader of mine, if you ever settle for anything less than the best, you are of all men most UNGRATEFUL and ignorant.
If you settle for a mediocre life, you just SPAT in his face and threw His priceless gift of LOVE back at Him.
Remember I am saying SETTLE. Settle implies an END. You may NOT be enjoying the BEST now but never ever settle there. Understand that you may not be where you can exactly call BEST now but also KNOW that you will NOT be there forever.
That pain and torture I saw was INTENSE. And I don’t even think they acted out what He really went through.
The least you can do in appreciation is to BE and LIVE YOUR BEST.
Don’t let the devil ever ever lie to you. God wants you to have the BEST OF EVERYTHING!!!
The BEST of health
The BEST of jobs
The BEST businesses
The BEST husband/wife
The BEST of houses (in my case ESTATES)
The BEST of friendships/relationships
The BEST of cars
The BEST things in life
The BEST and nothing less!!!
He wants to show off to the world through YOU. He wants You to use this BEST to take over the world for Him.
Anything less is to make light of that torture he went through. Anything less makes you a most ungrateful creature.
Lemme preach to you for a second here…
*in Bishop TD Jakes voice*
I don’t care who around you is settling for less. I don’t give a hoot what Nigeria’s economy is saying. It matters absolutely NOT what phase you are in at the moment. YOU can rise above it and be the BEST.
Sweetheart, take advantage of this season and understand that you are GOD’S BIGGEST DEAL!!! His Most Valuable Player (MVP). He would have died for only YOU if you were the only one on earth. You are sooooo important to Him. You can’t afford to settle for anything less. Anything mediocre. Anything average.
Jesus did NOT die for anything less
My darlings, at COZA that night, though Tasha Cobbs didn’t come eventually but I did get my own Easter Miracle for which I am oh-so-grateful. COZA is a very beautiful church btw.
Now this Easter season makes even more sense to me. I feeeeeeeeel so special. Sinach’s ‘I know who I am’ has new meaning to me.
Which is why I am super excited about Easter service at my church DCC Abuja which is themed MVP!!!
Most Valuable Player.
A footie luvurrr would understand what it means when a player is crowned MVP.
You see how Real Madrid played absolute RUBBISH cos C. Ronaldo was absent. Ditto ManCity against Sunderland when my darling Yaya Toure was absent.
That’s who we are in this game of life. Take me out and the world starts spiralling downwards. Zezezeze!!! I KNOW who I am abeg. Even devil knows.
I am excited about the message my Pastor will be preaching that day yo!!!
If you are in Abuja and you are NOT yet in the Easter spirit and you don’t really know your worth or you need some good ginger…
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And yup, I have moved to Abuja.
You have no idea how happy I am just being in DCC Abuja, getting the Word in with all the inherent power and serving with all my heart. Oh my!!!
God is sweet ooo. Abeg don’t miss it if you dey Abuja and are church-less.
And of course, feel free to join us as a permanent member. We are the finest people in ALL of Abuja (apologies J.Osteen hehe)
Oh and my NUMBER ONE Naija artist Sinach is LIVE in concert in Abuja tomorrow Good Friday April 18,2014.
Easter is looking good yo!!!
Do you know how I have dreamt to be in her concert before? Just to hear her sing in tongues LIVE. OMG!!! So my girl Ru who will also be singing there says at rehearsals, people were slain in the spirit. Rehearsals ooo.
No surprises sha. Just playing ‘The presence of the Lord’ during my Quiet time changes the atmosphere. That woman drips anointing. And I hear she is singing an IGBO song too. Can Friday the 18th come already. I always wondered why her songs had sooo much power, praying in the spirit and prophesies in between. I now heard she records LIVE in concert and NOT studio. Abeg difference dey!!! Choi!!! She is my Woman Crush DAILY ooo. Move over #WCW hehehe. Infact as I type, I am watching the last concert she had in SA where she recorded the SHOUT IT LOUD album.
You don’t even know when you JUMP up and start speaking and singing in tongues as you watch it. Now talk of being there LIVE.
I recall watching Nathaniel Bassey once in concert.
That day the spirit of worship jumped into me. Cos I am very sanguine, I can be jumpy jumpy so Praise? I’m gooooooood. But worship? I struggle. So I went with that desire. To grow my Worship life. After that day with Nath, hmmm now E’ can worship forevuuur. Complete with tears and soul totally in sync with God all alone in my room sef. Tz like the most romantic thing. Just worshipping my Sugar Daddy. Oh!!!
Now I’m looking to take it to the next level. Most times, raising my hands in worship is hard. It just seems heavy so I go up and down intermittently. I raise and it goes down in like 5/10secs. Hmm. With this Sinach concert, that’s my desire ooo. To truly be able to lift my hands for longer periods and just worship my Sugar Daddy. And Sinach is just anointed. I can’t wait to just worship God with other believers and Sinach singing, loving on my Sugar Daddy on the day that symbolizes the greatest act of LOVE ever. If people dey fall for over night rehearsal, wetin the real day go be like abeg? Anything short of the trumpet blowing, E’ will be there LIVE. To take over this Abuja for God, I need to EAT plenty abeg. Mehn, if you dey Abuja, Good Friday na public holiday ooo. Come!!!
Tz holding at ThisDay dome 5pm and tz free. Yaaaay!!!
Ru actually hugged her and was rubbing it in so I am beefing Ru. Hiss much.
But really I am so excited that I will be there as she does a LIVE concert that would find its way to CD soon. If this isn’t MVP/VVIP screening, what is please?
Happy Easter darlings.
And if this season should leave you with anything, it should be an everlasting knowledge that Jesus didn’t die for LESS. He did it all for you to enjoy His BEST and NEVER settle for less. Carry yourself with ‘pomposity and sagacity’ cos you are God’s MVP!!!
I came that they may have and ENJOY the REAL life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it [a]overflows) MORE than they ever dreamed of… John 10:10 AMP/MSG
Huggy Bunnies Darlings
On a lighter note, Subway Surfers World Tour in the spirit of Easter has moved to Rome!!! Yaaay.
And tz so beautiful. Plus you get to collect Easter bunnies too. How cool is that!!!
Plus the Spray can awards… Awwww.
If you don’t know Subway Surfers, don’t worry 🙂 But Play Store is ya fwend. And chew and swallow your opinion very slowly… :p
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My Pastor used biblical principles to bring the FULL House down. But hey on Twitter, we put out as much as we could.
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I tol’ ya…
Easter is looking real gooooooooood
now where do i start from?
From Tasha Cobbs.. i’ll just say i was worshipping with “break every chain” at about 1-2am one night when God just started speaking clearly to me..deep real revelations that i just had to put down in my journal and i almost couldnt sleep that night, He kept speaking..
‘Sinach? Her “i will wait for you Jesus” was one song i held on to that gave me a huge testimony one time..
And yay!!! my pastor, Nathaniel Bassey? you need to feel what we enjoy here every sunday..the man of God is loaded!
and as for growing ur worship life? lifting ur hands up and not sustaining up? God can indeed help u, just open ur heart when u worship and tune in..for me, most times, i just lie on the floor when i dont know what to do again (u know u get to that point wen u worship God that He seems so awesome which He actually is and u dont know how to show Him appreciation) so i just lie down on the floor, no matter what am wearing and sing, most times though,i just speak in tongues..trust me, u wont feel that time is even moving, u just wanna worship forever..just open ur heart, God will help.
Love ur lessons for Easter too, God bless u E..
and all these programes in Abj, kai! i am jealous much
Yesooo nne. Next level with worship yo!!! Totally open.
Yay.. was thinking ur next post was on the weekend but glad you wrote today. God has been so faithful. Ur faith is so infectious. Although i was not feeling well today. After reading ur post, i got up and started worshipping Abba Father.
Awwww worship all the way booooo
And yes I had to do this before the holiday…
He died for PERFECT HEALTH
Excellent writing as always. MVP yo! I totally agree about being the BEST o, no settling for less. Truly the presence of the LORD is in this place; Eziaha’s blog…. All things are truly possible if you believe. Jesus Christ, our anointed holy saviour truly did not die for us to be mediocre, passive, indifferent…. we all have to step up our game yo. what do MVPs do, they practice, practice and practice. Dearly beloved Faber, what are you practising? We have to believe, study, read, eat, digest, and declare GOD s Holy word for us to score all those BEST goals… no be magic ooo. We all have to do our part for those BEST goals/ testimonies to keep rolling in… love you E’licious…. you truly Know who you are abeg….
Love you Fabers. Peace and love of Christ Jesus always…+++
Absolutely Ify. We also gotta do our own work too.
Love you too and thanks mega
This post has enough nourishment for a week and more. Where I wan start? E’ is there any way I can get downloads of the messages? Since I’m not in town I can’t holler or anything like that. Thanks much.
But if someone can buy for you in Naija and then send it abroad….
Ok. Thanks dear
Worship is so….(Looking for the best word).God is jus so awesome that when u praise Him and lift up ur voice,He rejoices with you.tz jus a splendid experience.he was wounded by our transgression! All that is was done bcos of us!and by the wounds of Jesus we have been made whole.
Awesome blog post. Great message!!!!
Thank you dear
You have a way of making heavy posts seem lighter. I hate blood too (and I’m in the medical field o. Mcheww) and I have never seen any Jesus movie without crying. I haven’t seen passion of the Christ…only trailers. Thanks for the beautiful reminder of why we worship! 🙂
Couldn’t finish Passion of Christ.
And funny this one was even worse I think yet I saw it. I’m thinking I had to see it to understand why I should have only the best…
Thanks for the love nne
Hv been looking for a church in Abj. Wld probably try dis out.
Hv been looking for a church in Abj. Wld probably come hv a look
You should totally try us out hun
Sending you a mail right away…
Or if you will send me your number I’ll ring you.
Service is for 9am on Sundays.
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See marketing abegggg.
Gotta market my DCC
Thank you for the Easter message. We tend to take for granted what we celebrate during this season. if we can take out time everyday to ponder on d pain and torture He went through even though we didnt love Him, ahhhhh, our Christian walk will be amazing.
BEST walk ever!!!
Forever and ever
I just love you E’ and your blog has touched my life greatly. Thanks for the Easter message and I was watching passion of christ yesterday with tears in my eyes,I began to ask myself what have you really done for this man (JESUS CHRIST) who gave all for you? I have decided that before the end of this year I shall give God a whole town,visit the sick in hospitals,the motherless children,and evangelize. From now it’s more of HIM and less of me. Happy Easter darlyns.
Now that’s why He came and died!!!
Give Him and the world your BEST!!!
Happy Easter boo
Thanks for sharing dear E. Every time I get a chance to see all Jesus went through just for me via Jesus of Nazareth or the Passions of the Christ, I am reminded that salvation is not a joke and that my salvation was worth all that. If value is in the price, then it was serious business to Jesus. How dare I treat it as less? Now that people want to apologise for being spiritual or not being ‘cool’, remembering how Jesus went the entire 10 yards reminds me that I have no reason not to serve God with all I have. This weekend, I was just awed by all the similarities between Passover and the Resurrection, it was such fresh revelation. Shadows and substance, feel like preaching a sermon. But the Resurrection is the reason we have a hope…So grateful for the blood, the powerful blood that speaks.
Bless you dear…looks like you had a blast.
Thanks for your addition to this boo
He went the entire 10 yards for me ooo. That sounds like MVP to me so I gotta be very proud of Him and Christianity
Definitely enjoying Abuja
Love you boo
Thank you for the reminder that Jesus came to give life and to give it in abundance! I don’t want to get to heaven and Daddy would be showing me what I could have had and didn’t access (Like the prodigal son’s brother!).. No way Lord.. I am working in the fullness of the death of Jesus! Thank You Papa!!!!
I love the way you promote your church and concerts! Absolutely wonderful *mwah* xx
And yesooo we won’t be like the Prodigal’s brother
I love this blog alot!. With our Lord Jesus Christ involved, it makes SENSE to me. It makes life meaningful!.
My Soul Sisters, I just feel like pouring out my heart to you…. I am upcoming gospel artiste by His special grace. My tracks were well commended by other artistes, both those in secular music there in the studio.Because it was not only touching but hot.
Well, to cut long story short…I lost the tracks due to the carelesness of the management ( everything got wiped off in their system and I could not retrieve my data) The manager refused to refund me my money, all the same, I moved on with my life.
I have been here in Abuja for a couple of years now. I still feel that strong desire to sing for my Creator, and I have written down more passionate songs with hotter lyrics but my sisters, you know what, I’ve got no money to to push it here in Abuja.
All I need is one who could tell me what to do with my talent now or better still, connect me with those who will appreciate my effort. I would love to work with God fearing men/women. And I promise to be loyal….with or without making money out of it, I just need to shake the foundation of this earth with this talent ( Divine Call). I need to do something for God, because this is what I have come to do here on earth. I want to die a happy woman, I need to accomplish my mission here on earth while I’m still breathing. Please Help!.
Thanks my SOUL SISTERS.