Doz 2018 Convention Highlights

Hallo beautiful People, it’s been a minute since I last blogged but the best part is, I was attending the DOZ 2018 Convention at my home church. The meetings which ran for six days, were absolutely powerful yet life transforming.
One very important thing I learnt is, every diamond starts with rough edges and so do people. However, God makes diamonds out of those who co-operate with His shaping. It’s purely a personal responsibility, to sacrifice time and resources, in order to give God room to shape you into a precious vessel for His use. A vessel that is changed from the inside out through wisdom, knowledge and revelation.
Nothing just happens but the ball is always on our side, on what we value in life and the sacrifices we are willing to make, in order to get to where God desires as to go. Eternally grateful to God, for using my spiritual Authority Bishop Allan Kiuna and Rev.Kathy Kiuna, ministers of the gospel, who honored their invitation to speak to us and all gospel ministers, who were used tremendously to impact lives positively. Trust me when I tell you, the seeds will span from generations to generations
On this particular post, I will share few highlights from what I gleaned during the DOZ convention, which I believe will be helpful to anyone, willing to live a purposeful life, full of impact. To order Dvd’s for all sessions, kindly click jccKenya

Rev.Kathy Kiuna

Power of being Proactive than Reactive.

Mathew 25:1-13,1 Peter 1:13 & Proverbs 24:3-4
We live in a world of change, at times things are thrown at us and we are required to change. Change comes as a result of choices we make, which is a constant reality of life.If we desire to have growth in our lives and live to our fullest potential, we need to be proactive in planning in making necessary changes. This simply means, we intentionally take the initiative to change, instead of change being forced on us.
So who is a proactive person??
  • Someone who takes responsibility: – they recognize they cannot blame people, conditions for the choices they make in life.
  • They Recognize their responsibility to make things happen.
  • They are led by values not feelings, nobody can control them unless they give them the permission to.
  • They are fully aware, in life they will be faced with challenges.
  • They are well able to distinguish between blame games and responsibility.
  • They are led by values and not feelings: – they don’t do things which collide with their values.
  • They focus on effect
  • They are planners, they do not do things because other people are doing them, they look ahead and write down their plans.
  • They have a checklist.
  • They have goals.
  • They have a positive attitude.
  • They know themselves and they are confident.
  • They are Creative
  • They exhibit a long view of their lives.
  • They accept constructive criticism
  • They have self-control and avoid instant gratification, in order to enjoy later. Whoever has no rule over his own Spirit, is like a city broken down, without walls Proverbs 25:28
Whoever how do reactive people respond to life??
  • They assume problems will not come and they tend to solve problems, as they come.
  • They are regularly influenced by outside forces. When climate is good they are oaky and when it’s not, they are not.
  • They use re active language like I can’t! or I won’t!!
  • They believe they had no choice of making any bad choice in life since they don’t like taking responsibility.
  • They are easily led by feelings and not values
  • They focus on cause eg weather, economy or environment.
  • They easily get offended even when faced with constructive criticism.

As believers in the body of Christ, we are commanded to be prepared by the word of God.as illustrated in Mathew 25:1-13

  • We should always have the end in mind and the most important work, is what is ahead of us,
  • We should use our imagination to create the future we desire, Call the things that be not as though they were
  • We should learn to begin each project, with a desired end in mind, the vision should be clear. One of the best ways to incorporate this, is to have a personal mission statement.We should create our own destiny and our own vision, by what we envision.
  • We should learn to prioritize first things first and do them accordingly, which means, to organize and execute among your most valued principles. Life is very interesting and if you fail to have priorities in life, the people you are nice to today, will not want to have anything with you tomorrow.
Do not try to do what everyone is doing, be comfortable in who you are. Do not try to be like anyone. Give yourself permission to be yourself. Act in line with your new nature in Christ Jesus, appreciate your God given gifts and stop living your life to chance
To get victory you need dedication, not motivation. Dedication reports on duty regardless of the prevailing conditions, dedication is the stamina needed to be great. Motivation is not a bad thing because those who are motivated will always be employed by those who are dedicated.

Parting Shot: -Live a life void of external motivation and encouragement. Stop being needy and learn to be a self- encourager, you need no one to pamper you.

Bishop Allan Kiuna

Faith the pathway to power

Romans 4:17-23
As believers in the body of Christ, we are supposed to experience supernatural intervention and extra ordinary happenings constantly in our lives, through faith which gives us access to the supernatural life.
So, what is faith?
  • Spiritual substance that connects men to God for divine intervention.
  • Link that connects humanity to divinity
  • Spiritual platform for divine empowerment,which makes believers live a victorious life.
We cannot please God without faith But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him Hebrews 11:6 The absolute foundation of faith, is what pleases God, If we act by Faith, God automatically acts because of our faith.The will of God is for you and me, to live an extra ordinary life be it in our finances, marriage, children, ministry, businesses or career.

Faith comes, as we seat under the counsel of the word of God and it always starts with small things, which eventually grow to big things. The worst thing is staying at the same level of faith believing God for the same things year after year.

To access faith ,we must hear the word of God twice.Hear it with our physical ears and also our spiritual ears. Not only do we need to hear the word of God but we must also hear God Himself. When God speaks, everything must bow down at His voice. Genesis 13:15-17 for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.”Every great move of God in the Bible, was a result of hearing the voice of God.
We cannot make decisions without hearing the voice of God, the voice of God infuses supernatural faith to live an extra ordinary life. Never be quick to hear people voices., tune in to the Voice of God. Hearing God is not for special people, it’s for all the children of God. God is always speaking 24\7 and to hear him, we need to be turned on and tuned in.

To access Gods voice

1.We must be spiritual:- 1 Corinthians 2:13-14 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. Carnal believers cannot access the voice of God
2.Have a quality walk with God:-We have to be sensitive in the spirit and be conscious of the dictates of the spirit.
3.You must always be in the spirit:- John 16:13However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come
4.You must engage in a lifestyle of praise:- Isaiah 30:29You shall have a song, As in the night when a holy festival is kept, and gladness of heart as when one goes with a flute, To come into the mountain of the Lord, To the Mighty One of Israel. Have a song in the night.Even when you feel like complaining praise instead of murmuring.
5.Search for the truth from the word of God: Hebrews 10:7  Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come In the volume of the book it is written of Me To do Your will, O God.’ ” Pure prophecy comes from the word of God. Behind every scripture is the voice of God, when you find it in the word of God, it’s the will of God for you. Luke 4:16-18 & Isaiah 34:16
6.You must be able to see into the realm of the spirit, what God has prepared for you:- Genesis 15:5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.If your eyes can see it, then God can give  it to you.See yourself blessed, see yourself wealthy, see yourself married, see yourself with your children. Do not just see physically, see in the spirit. Your physical eyes can see one thing and your spiritual eyes another.2 kings 6:15-17
7.Say it:- Mark 11:23 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. What we say, is what will usher us into what God has for us/inheritance/blessing Genesis 1:3-26(God said)31(Saw it)
8.Faith requires that you move:- Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.We should learn ,how to move in line with our faith.

Seven things to extrapolate from the scripture Romans 4:16-21

  1. Find out what is written about you
  2. Whatever you are asking for, it’s already done. God has put a mechanism in our hearts, to desire that which He has already give to us.Mark 11:24  Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
  3. Call those things that be not as though they were, things that look like crazy, say them
  4. Refuse to give up no matter how bad things look like, continue to believe that which God has spoken to you about. Keep hope alive
  5. We should refuse to consider our own bodies, which can limit us big time.
  6. We should Refuse to stagger and waiver with unbelief
  7. We should Stay fully convinced that what God has promised, He is able to deliver. Numbers 23:19God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

Jenny Karina

Relationships

Mathew 22:37-40 & Genesis 2:18
  • Relationships are very Godly,we all need a peer to walk with in life, who will grow with us instead of competing with us.
  • We need mentors to push us to where we need to be
  • We need positioners in life, they can be very young or older which is very okay.
  • We need tangible people to walk with us, through the good and the ugly. People who care about our progress and they are not ashamed of our Authenticity.
  • We need grounders in life, who will keep us grounded especially when we become successful in life.
So, what is actually ailing most relationships in marriages??
  • Ignorance
  • Financial challenges: –
  • Sickness and diseases
Marriage is not all about loves and having children but it’s a ministry, which ought to be influenced by purpose. Attraction only lasts for a while, however, the expectations we have when we walk down the aisle are usually very skewed. we should learn how to have our expectations directed on God, instead of our spouses.We all need to know what needs to be done and what needs not to be done

Life is all about choices, the choices we make especially regarding the relationships we ought to have, have a lasting consequence. Learn to deny yourself today and enjoy in the future

Norah Odweso

Ethics

The most important thing in our lives is not our past but our future, our latter destiny is greater than our former We have our start date and our end date, to fulfill Gods mandate here on earth.So, What’s your responsibility and how are you working God?? We are the ones called to execute the plans God has for us, through the Holy Spirit You cannot sit and expect ethics to follow you Jeremiah 29:11
Everyone is a leader and the basic level of leadership, is leading yourself, which involves making decisions. The key part of leadership is not about intellectual popularity, education excellence, oratory skills, gifts, or power, it is ethics. With ethics, you remain a leader without blemishes.
So what is Ethics?? Moral principles that govern a person’s moral behavior and conduct.. The genesis of ethics begun in Genesis 2:15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.There was a standard of ethics that God entrusted us with, from the beginning.
God was responsible for the placement of man in the garden of Eden, however, we cannot wake up every day and do whatever we want. We have to inquire of the Lord, what He requires of us, every single day. Our assignment is not our idea but God’s idea. Who you are assigned to and for, is not about feelings but an assignment Gods original plan was that man should work, take care and govern Eden.
The key challenge we are experiencing today is, lack of resolute leadership. Ethical leadership starts with us. Be very afraid because God demands such high standards from us. No wonder Bible says, we should work our salvation with fear and trembling Philippians 2:12.
People who keep saying am human when they sin, is because they do not want to be in the governance aspect of God. We are created in God’s image; hence we should have high standards and be very specific in everything we do. The fallen nature of human beings, does not want to heed to instructions.

So what can we learn from the importance of Ethics??

  • The quality of work we do, should be excellent: -Wherever you are in the market place, even if it is a secular place, once you step in, the Kingdom of God has stepped in regardless of your position.
  • A strong work ethic that has a process, makes sense
  • Work ethics have professional boundaries: We are ambassadors of Christ and we are supposed, to act and live within boundaries
  • There is always accountability: -Accountability is very difficult where there is sin.

Importance of Ethics

  • It means you have to commit to a set of values, which become the moral compass that governs your life. Ethical Christians should be willing to lose money, fame etc for ethics.
  • Dedicate yourself, to a set of principles and standards.
  • Make a continual and deliberate decision to integrate your thoughts, your words and actions are in line with your values.
  • Make sacrifices in support of your principles. Sacrifice friendships success, financial gains etc.
  • Impose self-discipline upon yourself, to remain aligned to your convictions and continually adhere to your ethics.

How to fall up to success

  • Admit your need for help.
  • Confess your violation of trust.
  • Identify a trustworthy reliable authority, to be accountable to.
  • Practice complete submission to that authority.
  • Do not be defensive.
  • Establish a permanent relationship with that authority.
  • Take full responsibility over your own life.

If you are governed by the Holy Spirit then you are essentially above the Law. Your ability to hear and adhere to the auction of the Holy Spirit then you will be above the law

Pastor Geoffrey

Savings & Investments.

Interpretation of another man’s dream could be an interpretation of your own dream  Luke 6:1-8
There are Three Levels in finances:-
  1. Begging level
  2. Digging level
  3. Thinking level
a) Begging level : Luke 16:19-20
  • Beggars are always at the gate
  • They never get into ownership
  • Beggars are always sick, hungry people and naked(exposed)
b) Digging level:- Luke 13:6
  • Digging means labor, you cannot get honor, a good name and respect without working for it.
  • Digging requires hard work
What kind of spender are you?
  • One who spends more than they earn
  • One who spends all they earn
  • One who spend less than they earn
c)Thinking level translates to one working towards his/her vision.
Qualities of great investors:-
  1. Effective investors are proactive learners, they spend quality time gathering information
  2. Highly effective investors are patient: – Impatient investors never take advantage of the crisis
  3. They have a well-defined investment strategy: – Diversification is a protection against ignorance.
    Proverbs 13:16

Ways of investing

  • Diversification or focused portfolio
  • Short term or long-term investments
  • Capital gains of cash flow investor
  • Fundamental or technical investments
4.Effective investors are focused: –Proverbs 4:25
5.Effective investors use trends to their advantage
6.Effective investors are persistent
7.Effective investors manage risks
8.Effective investors are disciplined people 2 Timothy 1:7
9.Effective investors use leverage to their advantage
  • Always have cash flow
  • If you owe the bank £100 it’s your problem but if you owe the bank £100m it is their problem.
10.effective investors invest with an exit strategy.Proverbs 24:6
  • A mouse never entrusts it’s life to one hole
11.Effective investors are passionate
12.Effective investors are very wise:- Luke 14:28-30
  • You invest your way to wealth.
  • use people’s money to make money
13.Effective investor is a compounder. Proverbs 6:6-8 & Proverbs  21:20
  • You do not save what is left, you choose what to save
  • Do not just save money. Save with a plan.
14.The way to be an investor is working through people.

Bishop Kabugi

Relationships

As a single person, get to know the foundations of marriage before entering into it. These days violence, has gone from physical to emotional violence. If you are in a relationship but your partner is overly possessive, that’s a red flag.
Inferiority complex is one of the reasons, why there is violence in the marriages today. It tends to make the abuser, to be intimidated by their spouses who are doing better than them. If your wife is smarter than you, compliment her instead of competing with her or attacking her because of her gifting.
The big three agendas of the devil, is to steal, kill and destroy. Let’s Watch out for your marriages and avoid the devils snare.Invest in your marriage, Marriage is not a contract, it’s a covenant. Contracts are based on mistrust, while covenants are based on love.
Take Note:-
  • Fathers should talk to their sons more often and they should not allow, the Sunday school teachers or primary teachers, become their Son’s deputy fathers
  • People do demeaning things like violence, for lack of knowledge. Get the necessary knowledge and you will be free from bondage.
  • As a parent, make sure what you do when  your children are watching is Godly because they do what they see you do.80% what they see you do,20% of what you teach them.

Pastor Esther Obsi-ike

Steps to secure your open Heavens

Mathew 3:16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
What differentiates sister A or B, is not their fashion, hair do or the way she talks but it’s the open heavens upon her life.

There are 3 types of heavens

1.Firmament: – Seen by the physical eye Genesis 1:8 & Psalm19:1
2.Second heaven: -Is where the Prince of the air, has his headquarters. We do not see this second heaven, since it’s the spiritual realm. Second heaven is there to control and manipulate you.Daniel 10:11,Ephesians 2:2 & Ephesians  6:1
3.Third heaven: It’s the Throne of God, where God dwells Isaiah 41:12-14 & 2 Corinthians 12:1-4.God has the keys to the third, second and first heavens.

So, what are the steps to secure your open heavens??

1.You must be intentional: –
  • Time and chance can never give you an open heaven Every person must be intentional, in securing their own open heavens.
  • People who are intentional for open heavens, do not recognize insults and they never give up.
2.To secure your personal open heavens, you must have an upper room experience which means, you must be desperate and hungry for God
  • Never leave the place of service because of offense. Mantles are meant to be given to servants not strangers.   
    2 kings 2:6-13
3.Be humble and broken: Jesus had to submit himself through humility for baptism, though He was God.Only a broken vessel, can produce a sweet aroma.2 chronicles. 7:14.Let’s remove the garment of arrogance, for whatever secured our open heavens, has the ability to sustain it. James 4:6
When we die in the flesh, we will be alive in the spirit which simply means, the death of the flesh, is the multiplication of the spirit. John 12:24
3.Have a consistent prayer life:-Your prayer life distinguishes you and you should not allow, life passions to stop you from praying Isaiah 64:1, James 5:17 & 1 kings 18:42-44
4.Be patient:- Open heavens requires patience and patience produces giants. James 5:7
  • We do not need spiritual irrigation, we need spiritual rain. Micro wave miracles do not last.
5.Have a culture of gratitude: An open heaven recognizes grateful people John 6:11

Benefits of open heaven

  • Releases empowerment
  • Public affirmation: – You command attention without making noise and God gives you a voice which cannot be ignored. Luke 9:35  And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!”
  • Unlimited favor: Luke 2:52   And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
  • Accelerated divine speed.

Minister Sinach

Worship

Worship is not about the slowness of music, it’s all about the words in the song, where we worship God in truth and spirit. Worship goes beyond our expression of musical abilities and voices to the knowledge of who our Father is and our relationship with Him Hebrews 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name
As born-again believers, we are already in God’s presence and what we say in worship and prayer, should always match with the word of God. Get this revelation, our words give the angles authority, to go ahead of us and work for us . Our worship is not about how big the worship team is, or how gifted they are. It’s about the words we use to worship. Worship is about how we offer to God, our words form the quality of our worship.

Our words form our future and we praise God, from a position of victory hence we are not begging God, since He has given us all things 

Many miracles happen when we are worshiping God and when we stay in worship and praise, there is always an atmosphere of miracles that stays with us. 2 kings 3:14-16

Take note: – You should never stay in a place of anger. It cuts you off from the presence of God.

To hear from God, we need to praise and worship, in order to create an atmosphere, where our Spirt man can hear God.

Closing shot: –

  • Music is a help ministry in church.
  • Music and worship help to tune to the spirit of God.
  • Take away the noise and just concentrate on God.
  • You cannot survive without the Holy Spirit.
  • Holy spirit is a strength. He is our power source.
  • When you sing in the Holy Spirit,you will fly like an eagle.
  • The Holy Spirit re-energizes and refreshes us.
  • Sing praises of understanding Psalms 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth;Sing praises with understanding.
  • Your praise and worship should reflect the word of God not beggarly.
  • Our prayer, worship, praise should be in line with the word of God.

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