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WALKING IN FAVOUR

“For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favour You will surround him as with a shield” Psalm 5:12 (NKJV)

When we spend time labouring for something, we can accomplish much. However, when we walk in favour, much more can be accomplished in a shorter time. Favour opens doors for you that would not normally be opened to you in normal circumstances. What God has in store for us is fully possible only with His favour upon our lives. When Esther, for example, walked in divine favour with the king, she was able to secure the release of her people, the Israelites.

Benefits of walking in the favour of God:
1) Favour produces supernatural increase and promotion (Genesis 39:21).
2) Favour produces restoration of everything the enemy has stolen from you(Exodus 3:21).
3) Favour produces honour in the midst of your adversaries (Exodus 11:3).
4) Favour produces increased assets, especially in the area of real estate (Deut.33:23).
5) Favour produces great victories in the midst of great impossibilities (Joshua11:20).
6) Favour produces recognition, even when you seem the least likely to receive it(1 Samuel 16:22).
7) Favour produces prominence and preferential treatment (Esther 2:17).
8) Favour produces petitions granted even by ungodly evil authorities (Esther 5:8).

May you walk in and experience the favour of God in your life.

HANDLING FINANCIAL CRISIS

“Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22

God promised to make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert (Isaiah 43:19). With every trial, God will always make a way of escape for His people. God doesn’t want His people to suffer with the world. After Elijah declared that there was going to be a famine as a result of God’s judgment, he was told to go to brook Cherith, where he was fed. (1 Kings 17:2-3). And even when the brook dried up, Elijah was sent to Zarephath to be sustained by a widow. Elijah, the widow and her household were sustained throughout the famine – the bin of flour was not used up nor did the jar of oil run dry until the famine was over! In times of financial crisis or recession, we are not meant to panic like the people of the world. Jesus said men’s hearts will fail them from fear and expectation of those things which are coming on the earth. (Luke 21:26).

God does not want us to be moved by the things happening around us. He said He will shake the heavens and the earth, indicating the removal of things that can be shaken, so that the things which cannot be shaken (i.e. the Kingdom of God) may remain (Hebrews 12:26-29). Every man- made thing, helpful as it may be while it lasts, will be shaken; only the Kingdom of God, and everything established on it will remain unshaken. Our faith should, therefore, not rest on the wisdom of men but on the power of God! (1 Corinthians 2:5).

God is our source. It is He that gives us the power to get wealth.

New Beginnings – Rev. Funke Ewuosho

(Notes were taken during the message. All scriptures are in NKJV version unless stated otherwise)

Key scriptures:

Revelation 21:5
“He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Isaiah 43:19
“Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert. We must give heed to the new thing God is doing.”

How will you experience new beginnings?

1. You must know it is NOW
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:22-24

“Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ” 1 Kings 18:41-44

Everything God has done starts first on the inside!

2. You must SEE it, you must perceive it
You should see what God is doing first with your spiritual eyes. Your spiritual eyes are the eyes of faith. The moment you can see it, there is a readiness to receive it. You must keep your eyes on the goal.

“See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.” Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [d]ready to perform My word.” Jeremiah 1:10-12

Don’t let distractions get in the way, you must keep your focus on God. Ask God to open your eyes today to see what he has begun.
If you can see it then God is ready to do it!

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

3. You must forget the old
“Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19

Verse 19 shows us that the prerequisite of seeing the new thing is to forget the old.

We can learn from Abraham’s life; he did not consider his body when God told him that he was going to be a father.

In order to forget the past, we must maintain the stance of not dwelling on past calamities and troubles. Keep maintaining your stance and refuse to retain past experiences, thoughts and mindsets that remind you of the old. Eventually, you will forget the past. Hebrews 11:15-16 says, “And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had the opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.”

“And to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him. Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: “For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house.” Gen 41:50-51

Sometimes in order to forget your past troubles, you need to leave what is familiar to you. What God is doing is a new thing and it may bear no resemblance to what you knew or experienced before.

4. You must overcome your fears and doubts
Keep saying what God says until you overcome your fears!

“Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud,” Isaiah 54:1-4

You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord. “Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords,

And strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited. “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore. God is stretching you because God wants to do a new thing!”

You must be ready to step out of your comfort zone; it’s time to break away from fear!

5. Release your faith for the supernatural

When dealing with God put all your eggs in one basket! Believe God for something only He can do; nothing is too hard for the Lord.

Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,”

“For thus says the Lord: ‘You shall not see wind, nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you, your cattle, and your animals may drink.’ And this is a simple matter in the sight of the Lord; He will also deliver the Moabites into your hand.” 2 Kings 3:17-18

In this new season, let us heed to the new things that God is doing!

Notes taken from the message by Rev. Funke Ewuosho, ‘New Beginnings’

 

Restoration

In December 2020, Rev. Funke Ewuosho led us in prophetic prayer, and the theme was restoration. Below are some notes on the prayer time.

Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the [a]former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.  “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming [b]locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; My people shall never be put to shame. Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame. Joel 2:23-27 NKJV

Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. Ecclesiastes 11:4 NLT

Despite the evil that is around God will preserve you.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.[a] He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favour has come,[b] and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel,[c] he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory. They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations. Isaiah 61:1-4 NKJV

Read Isaiah 60 and Psalms 126

  • God is bringing restoration; He will vindicate you on every side.
  • We are going to praise with shouts of joy and sing of the mercies and the goodness of God.

Focus on the Word, not on what is happening around. When we focus on Him, He will turn things around; like preserving Israel in Egypt in the land of Goshen.

‘Behold, I will bring back the captivity of Jacob’s tents, And have mercy on his dwelling places; The city shall be built upon its own mound, And the palace shall remain according to its own plan. Then out of them shall proceed thanksgiving And the voice of those who make merry; I will multiply them, and they shall not diminish; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. Their children also shall be as before, And their congregation shall be established before Me; And I will punish all who oppress them. Their nobles shall be from among them, And their governor shall come from their midst; Then I will cause him to draw near, And he shall approach Me; For who is this who pledged his heart to approach Me?’ says the Lord. ‘You shall be My people, And I will be your God.’ ” Jeremiah 30:18-22 NKJV

Then he restored the chief butler to his butlership again, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand. Gen 40:21 NKJV

  • God is restoring your health, your name in the workplace, etc.

Another sign of restoration is being repaired –like the walls in the book of Nehemiah.

What needs to be repaired/mended in your life?

Healing: your health restored to the original condition

Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other. Matthew 12:13 NKJV

What parts of your walls are broken?

God is rebuilding the old ruins. He is rebuilding generationally in the lives of your children.

And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.” Nehemiah 1:3 NKJV

Some things that characterize RESTORATION:

  1. Double for your trouble

Instead of your shame, you shall have double honour, And instead of confusion, they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land, they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs. “For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery [a]for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, And will make with them an everlasting covenant. Isaiah 61:7-8 NKJV

Rejoice in your inheritance; double honour; double celebration.

  1. The hand of God (anointing of the Holy Spirit) will come upon you

Read Ezekiel 37:1-14 (The Valley of Dry Bones)

  • The things that have gone dry, maybe your business, your finances, your marriage or your relationships -God is restoring life to you.
  • The breadth of God upon your life. Speak to issues in your life. Speak the Word of God and see the dead things be restored to life. God is opening the grave as you begin to prophesy.

Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; [a]blessed are you among women!” But [b]when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I [c]do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.” Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. Luke 1:26-38 NJKV

And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel. Then the Lord gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt[a] and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel. 1 Kings 18:45-46 NLT

 NKJV: Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded[a] up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

Elijah outrunning the chariots signifies speed, divine acceleration, etc.

  • God will restore to you the wasted years.

How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had surrendered them? Deuteronomy 32:30 NKJV.

It is the Lord’s doing!

Read 1 Samuel 30

David in Ziklag – he lost all his family and people and his people, and he strengthened himself in the Lord. This is not a time to mourn, but to rise up and take your garment of praise. David recovered all without lacking anything.

The solution is to recall the goodness of God and begin to encourage yourself in the Lord.

For the full prayer sessions of restoration please visit our YouTube channel here: https://bit.ly/3z5EJdj

Recommended message: ‘I will Restore’ by Rev. Funke Ewuosho, if you want to order your copy (MP3 or CD), please contact us: office@uk.fowm.org

 

WHAT ARE THE REWARDS OF SEEKING GOD?

The Rewards of Seeking God

Hebrews 11:6 (NLT) says, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” God has a reward system! He is not calling us to labour in vain. In this life-changing message, Rev. Funke Ewuosho shares what the rewards are for seeking God; when to seek God; and how to seek God. When we seek Him with all our hearts, we will find Him.

7 REWARDS OF SEEKING GOD…

Which one sticks out to you the most?

  1. When you seek God you will find Him (Genesis 15:1)
  2. You experience God’s presence (Psalm 27:9)
  3. You receive answers to your prayers (Luke 1:13-14)
  4. You walk in provision (Psalm 34:10)
  5. You walk in blessings (Psalm 119:2)
  6. You have hope (Lamentations 3:26)
  7. You walk in understanding and insights (Psalm 73:1-17)

Want a deeper study into these rewards, with more scriptures? Email us today: office@uk.fowm.org

Watch part 3 of ‘The Rewards of Seeking God’ by Rev. Funke Ewuosho via our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/1NXjEFqyqv4

the rewards of seeking God - Rev. Funke Ewuosho

 

The Partnership Series | Week 4

Who are our Partners? 

YOUR COMMITMENT…
As a partner of FOWM, you have a desire to see the vision of the ministry fulfilled in every possible way. Your resources will help us further God’s Kingdom through the platforms that have been opened up to us. In supporting us, you:

  • Give regularly through a standing order (visit www.fowm.org/partners)
  • Pray regularly for the work of FOWM

OUR COMMITMENT…
By becoming a covenant partner with FOWM, we are committed to helping you fulfil purpose. We provide every partner with:

  • Regular prayer support
  • Regular gifts, including messages and teaching tracts
  • Special invitations/updates on our itinerary, events, conferences and partners’ meetings
  • Letters from our founders, Revs. Kola and Funke Ewuosho
  • Seasonal gifts and discounts across our product catalogues

Partner with us today by contacting us: office@uk.fowm.org

The Partnership Series | Week 3

The Work of FOWM

  • We open and run health centres and programmes across the nations: we run free medical checkups in Ghana, and opened the Wisdom Foundation hospital in Nigeria which supports the needy.
  • We support local communities with provisions and resources, such as building boreholes in Northern Nigeria.
  • We broadcast the Word of God on television stations, the internet and streaming platforms.
  • We distribute free discipleship magazines, CDs and DVDs around the world.
  • We hold and support ‘Strategic Equippers’ conferences in different nations, including East-Central Africa.
  • We support pastors, ministers, and the planting and establishment of churches in rural areas of Africa, including Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon and Ghana.

As God raises more people to partner with us, we trust that we will be able to reach more people for God’s Kingdom.

Find out more by visiting www.fowm.org/partners

Partner with us today by contacting us: office@uk.fowm.org

The Partnership Series | Week 2

What is Partnership?

Partnership is a scriptural and covenant-based means for the effective spread of the Gospel.
In covenants, each party has a role to play and the role includes being a blessing to the other. In the Old Testament we see Abram having allies as he went in search of the deliverance of Lot. We see David sharing the goods with the men who did not go to battle but stayed with their goods while they went to alike. The goods were shared with everyone!
(Genesis 14:13 and 1 Samuel 30: 24-25)

An invitation to partner with FOWM
Like David’s men, you too can experience God’s blessings as the ministry continues to commit to the great commission!

As doors open for us in the various nations of the earth we need our partners to stand with us in prayer, in giving and in
receiving so that like Peter and Paul, we also can carry out our God-given mandate to the nations. You can give a one-off gift, or make a commitment to giving from as little as £10 a month to £100 a month. You can also give to a specific project. Please get in touch with us: office@uk.fowm.org.

Find out more by visiting www.fowm.org/partners

 

The Partnership Series | Week 1

The Great Commission

Peter, after obeying Jesus’ instruction to let down his net, needed more partners to help catch a great number of fish. His nets were at the point of breaking (Luke 5:5-10)! Like Peter, Fountain of Wisdom Ministries (FOWM) need partners for the massive harvest of souls not to be lost!

FOWM is committed to the great commission: going into the world and making disciples of the nations. With offices in several countries around the world, getting involved is now very easy. We are committed to sharing godly wisdom with everyone we have the opportunity to meet as we seek to equip them to fulfill God’s plans and purposes for their lives.

As we partner together, the blessing of giving and receiving will spread across the globe and lives will be affected and generations to come will not be the same again.

Welcome!
Rev. Kola and Rev. Mrs. Funke Ewuosho
(Founders of FOWM)

Find out more by visiting www.fowm.org/partners

Partner with us today by contacting us: office@uk.fowm.org

Why We Should Not Accept Sickness and Disease

Healing

Have you accepted sickness and disease as your portion in life? Have you struggled to maintain your faith during trying times? Sickness and disease was never a part of God’s plan. Rev. Funke shares with us: why we should not accept it; why healing belongs to us; what to do when we need healing; how to live a healthy life; and how to get and maintain our healing. After listening to this message pack, you will be armed with the truth from God’s Word, and strengthened to rise up and take back your divine health. Get the pack and start your journey to enjoying divine healing!

Order the full 9-part message by emailing office@uk.fowm.org, or go online: www.vimeo.com/fowm

 

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT ACCEPT SICKNESS AND DISEASE:

  1. God wants you well.  Read Psalm 103
  2. Sickness was not part of God’s plan. Read Romans 8
  3. They are evil. Read Mark 5:34
  4. Sickness is a curse of the law. Read Deuteronomy 28
  5. Healing is part of the atonement. Read Isaiah 53
  6. Healing is your inheritance. Read Romans 8:16
  7. Healing is God’s covenant to you. Read Exodus 15:26, and 23:25-26
  8. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Read 1 Corinthians 6:19-21
  9. Sickness and disease do not glorify God. Read Acts 3:8-9
  10. God needs you healthy. Read 2 Corinthians 5:1

 

By Rev. Funke Ewuosho

 

For the full message, visit www.vimeo.com/fowm.