The actual title of the message below by Dr. D.K. Olukoya contained in the Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional of Tuesday, 30th April 2019, is ‘The Mint Promise’. It is a message deserving the widest publicity, religious differences notwithstanding. It is about social development and our responsibilities. Africa is able to record phenomenal changes if we all perform our responsibilities.
The MESSAGE: My heart bled for Sister Jane when she dragged her unemployed engineering graduate son to me for counselling to stop him from travelling abroad by any means available. Our young engineer had boasted that he was ready to drive taxis, do barbering or any menial job outside this country, because any job there is big money.
I appeal to our young people that the situation may not be as hopeless as you may think. All you need is patience, quite determination and the willingness to build. In 2011, a major global investment firm identified Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey (abbreviated as MINT) as four countries likely to become part of the ten biggest global economies by the year 2050, because their large populations means there would be many young people and a strong workforce. Nigeria’s numerous rich natural resources plus the oil and the well-regulated banking system, make it a good candidate for a strong economy.
My dear young people, why not learn a vocation in addition to your degree and start your own business? With Chinese products gradually becoming expensive, Africa can be the next factory to the world to replace China. We can become the world’s solar energy headquarters if we could develop cheaper solar panels using our local materials.
With so much land available, farming for export is a wonderful opportunity. Our young people should consider converting the internet and social networking sites to forums for sharing best practices with their overseas counterparts on how to modernise artisan professions like building, mechanic, tailoring, textile design, farming, metal work, etc. The world is eagerly waiting for our products in the global market.
Beloved, the streets of America and Europe are not paved with gold. They were built over many centuries by men like us, who sacrificed by investing in themselves and their fellow countrymen. Their children are reaping the dividends today.
Young Christians, encouraged by parents, should spearhead a revolution of patient hard work, entrepreneurship, innovation and self-enhancement. We desperately need our dignity back. God says that wherever the soles of your feet tread, you shall possess. Like Joseph and Daniel, you can excel anywhere you find yourself.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: THE GOD WHO PROSPERED JOSEPH AND DANIEL IN UNFAVOURABLE ENVIRONMENTS CAN PROSPER YOU WHEREVER YOU FIND YOURSELF.
PROPHETIC WORD: The Lord shall possess for you wherever the sole of your feet shall touch.
PRAYER POINTS: MORNING
- Eternal King of glory, I thank You for a life in Christ and the promised abundance, in the name of Jesus.
- God my Father, since it pleases You to plant my feet in this country, I possess it to prosper, in the name of Jesus.
- I reject demotion; O Lord, promote me beyond my wildest imagination, in the name of Jesus.
- My God, the Miracle Worker, open my eyes to see the opportunities that You have created for me, in the name of Jesus.
- Life Repairer, arise for my sake and bless these projects for me (name), in the name of Jesus.
- I refuse to sell myself into slavery, in the name of Jesus.
- I possess my possessions in this country, whether the devil likes it or not, in the name of Jesus.
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BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 8-9; Luke 21:1-19
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 3:11-16
MEMORY VERSE: “Trust in the LORD with all thine and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
The above post aligns with a social development programme currently being promoted by TERRIFIC HEADLINES. It is titled: PROMOTING FAMILY VALUES & VIRTUES: FOR THE SAKE OF PRESENT & FUTURE GENERATIONS –
CONCEPT PAPER —WHY WE MUST COLLECTIVELY INTERVENE — FOR THE SAKE OF PRESENT & FUTURE GENERATIONS — ‘’If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?’’ Psalm 11:3. When a bad practice is continued over a period of time, it becomes the norm; hence the need for proactive measures to shape the conducts of the young ones in their formative years through adolescence, through family values.’’ – TERRIFIC HEADLINES
The above-captioned social media campaign is being implemented by TERRIFIC HEADLINES, to promote family values, cohesion and recognize couples that could be considered as ROLE MODELS in the society, considering their enviable conducts through collaboration for the development of their family units. It is designed to combat widespread criminal and moral decadence that have eaten into the very fabrics of the society. And regrettably, this issue is not limited to youths alone; but also some renegades who have reached ages of maturity.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN — MORAL RECTITUDE – PREVENTIVE ABOVE REACTIVE STRATEGIES
- The impact of indecent conducts on youths has implications of changes in behaviour, morals and aspirations. Some unwholesome acts in the society influenced by over-exposure to foreign cultures are so pervasive; and their effects are hugely corrosive and anti-development.
- The organizers have note that unless adequate attention is accorded the need to attack indecent acts, our society may soon witness an unmanageable upsurge in social vices, as well as the erosion of our common virtues handed down by our progenitors. It is believed that women, as pivots of family units are better placed to lead the campaign against social vices and security breaches; and how to arrest the trend.
- The event would further encourage men and women alike, with responsibility for the training of children and wards and managing the home, to stand committed to the objective of joint responsibility for successes of couples in life. The key points are as follows:
- FAMILIES OF VIRTUES also takes cognizance of, and addresses the global dimension of the need for an urgent intervention in family values and virtues, in view of the fact that when a bad practice is continued over a period of time, it becomes the norm; hence the need for proactive measures to shape the conducts of the young ones in their formative years through adolescence.
- Government; that must provide the enabling environment.
- The right segment of the society that should make this noble objective happen consists of spouses, whose activities are copied by their children and wards.
- Equally affected are institutions charged with mentoring and parental responsibilities that serve to inculcate in our youths the right values, ethics, and morals in every facet of the society.
- For the sake of our tomorrow, older people, who are supposed to be the moral compass must not get lost in a haze of misdemeanors.
THE GLOBAL DIMENSION — The event aligns with the United Nations agenda of promoting family values and women emancipation.
Details at: www.couplesofvituesandvalues.com,