Wednesday, October 30, 2013

THE MUSIC MINISTRY | Notes from Nathaniel Bassey (17th October 2013)

THE MUSIC MINISTRY: What it is NOT all about.

It's not about the hit songs
It's not about massive CD sales
It's not about millions of downloads
It's not about bursting the chats
It's not about being number 1 for weeks
It's not about a million 'likes' and friends on Facebook
It's not about a million followers on twitter
It's not about a million YouTube hits
It's not about awards & recognitions
It's not about limelights or spotlights
It's not about the red carpets
It's not about the paparazzi
It's not about making the headlines
It's not even about the concerts
It's not about honorariums
It's not about record deals

I'll tell you what it's all about...., JESUS.

" Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the Lord chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever."

1Chr 15:2.

Our primary function is to minister before, and unto the Lord. However, in the process, we may experience some or all of the things listed above. But they are not the focus and 'ends' in themselves. The stage and platforms are His. We only point people to him while ministering unto Him. We should not hijack His platforms. We may have the spotlight focused on us, but He is actually the one in the limelight. It's all about JESUS! May He reveal this and much more to us, and keep us humble and pure to the very end, in Jesus' name. Amen.

- Nathaniel Bassey

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In No Time...

Great One,
Very soon, those that knew you will wonder at the New You.
May the Grace over you disgrace those that want to use their position and place to be an opposition to displace you.
May this season bring multiple reasons for you to not just smile but laugh.
May your field of endeavour yield abundantly and may the works of your hands be a reference point in this land.
May the goodness of God over you silence every evil of the devil causing you to be too elevated to be relegated.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Moving On | Notes from Nathaniel Bassey (18th October 2013)

Sometimes when you find yourself trying so hard to succeed and to make it in life just to prove a point to your 'ex' or those who may have rejected or hurt you, it might be an indication that you have not really moved on.

While the hurts and disappointments may sometimes serve as motivations to achieving your desired goals and dreams, they may also distract if not properly managed; as the pressure to perform could drive you to 'over-perform', so to speak - doing things you should not do and being who you shouldn't be.

It is important to truly forgive, move on, understanding that all things work together for good to them that love God. In fact, most times, folks come to realize that it was indeed a blessing in disguise to be disappointed when the big picture emerges.

So have you been jilted, disappointed, abandoned or left alone? I have good news for you. Jesus was rejected that you might be accepted. Jesus loves you deeply, and has never left you even for a second. Let his love fill your heart, driving and influencing all of your actions and decisions.

God bless you.

- Nathaniel Bassey

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

MULTIPLICITY | October 2013

28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “BE fruitful and MULTIPLY; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

- Gen. 1:28

The first instruction to man was to BE (exist, live)...

We don’t “do” things and then “be”, we “be” so as to “do”.

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

- Romans 12:2

(When Nicodemus said “no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him, Jesus said “You must be born again.” - John 3:1-7)

May a fresh grace to BE all we were called to BE, come upon us, empowering us to do all that we need to do in this tenth month and onwards.

Then came the mandate to be fruitful (Fruitful Vine | September 2013)

11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.
- Gen. 1:11-13

Bundled in the mandate to be fruitful, is the grace for multiplication. A fruit bears in itself the seed that makes it capable to multiply.

In this tenth month of DOUBLE (honor, favour, speed, grace etc), May the fruits you’ve produced hitherto (and those to come), usher you into the realm of multiplication.

7 Instead of your shame, you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.

-      Isaiah 61:7

THIS is 2013
"It's Morning; Ekaaro o!"
Jesus Christ is Lord!