WATCH YOUR TONGUE! – Pst Folami Fawehinmi

O Lord, your tenderness
Melting all my bitterness
O Lord, I receive your love
O Lord, your loveliness
Changing all my ugliness
O Lord, I receive your love
O Lord, I receive your love
O Lord, I receive your love

This is our month of UNUSUAL FIRE RELEASE. But it is also an overlap with the study on faith and positive confessions..

The testimony of Rev Onyebolise abt how a car hit him….and the driver said what he saw crossing was a wheelbarrow!

You are going to pray O God, set ablaze every diabolic manipulation and instrument of the wicked against my life in Jesus name.

Text. James 3:1-12

Many many years ago, I preached two messages on the tongue. One, the tongue asset and the other the tongue trap.

Let me expantiate a Little on them. This is how it works.

As I minister this morning, let us keep this word in our heart – Psalm 19:14.

The Bible warns us severely to watch what we say. It says that it is not what goes inside a man that condemns him, but what comes out of a man. We are judged by what we say. We are ensnared too by what we say.

– Matthew 15:11
– Proverbs 6:2

The Bible says that the mouth speaks from the abundance of the heart. Not from the abundance of your head!

– Luke 6:45

So, any word you say comes from the reservoir of your heart.

That is why the Bible warns us not to say before an angel that it was an error!

– Ecclesiastes5:6

In the constitution of God, whatever you say you mean.

That is why you cannot  be careless with your word. The angels are ever at alert to carry out whatever you say – good or bad, positive or negative because they are the ministering spirits to the necessities of the saints.

That is why God deliberately designed our mouth to be one not two like almost all parts of our body! Eg two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, two lungs, two kidneys, two hands, two legs etc.

Watch it, in the same token, God CANNOT also be careless with His word!

So, whatever written or spoken word of God is important. Take it seriously. It cannot fail.

Let me now make a slight detour before I start to round up.

Two entities are interested supremely in what you say. One, God and the other the devil.

Whenever you confess God’s word, the devil will fight that word so that it will not manifest. That is the major part of the trial of our faith. That was why Paul admonished Timothy to war a warfare with the prophecies that have gone ahead of him. Also in 1 Timothy 4:12-16.

On the other hand, when you speak boastful words that do not give God the glory, you become proud and God will resist you; because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.

– James 4:6

Nebuchadnezzar spoke haughtily and disdained God and God made him to become an animal eating grass.

Pharaoh dared God and he received very severe punishment.

There are other very notable examples in the Bible.

The other day, the bishop of a church boasted very loudly in front of his members that don’t they know that he is now a principality? That for over 35 years he has been in ministry, he has never had a backslider…..that even Jesus had a backslider – Judas!!!!

It was a week after he made that boast that God scattered his church. His principal pastor resigned and almost the whole congregation followed him to start a new church.

Every such boasts will draw God’s resistance.

Let us be careful.

Let us pray that God should set a watch over our mouth. Psalm 141:3.


Hebrews 12:16

Don’t be like Esau…

Traded destiny.

No matter what happens, don’t let go of your birthright.

Most of our great progenitors – great grandfathers, were stupendously rich. But by the time it gets to the time of our fathers, the inheritances would have dwindled or lost. So, how come this dwindling? Where did the problem occur?

Many of our fathers have mortgaged the future of their generation for terrestrial power, not celestial. And they r prepared to let go of their future for power.

We need to contend today for what belongs to you.

2 Kings 20:1-19

Hezekiah preferred to have peace in his days at the expense of his generation. Vr 19.

He used the 15 years to mortgage his posterity.

There is always a trading – either power/money or integrity. Which choice r you making?

Keys to recovering your birthright
1. Grow restless .
2. Take it to heaven’s court.
3. Be battle ready.

2 Chronicles 11:18 – 23. Rehoboam.

PRESENT YOURSELF FOR SEARCH! – Pastor Folami Fawehinmi


Song: You are holy,
Only you are holy….
Lamb of God….seated at the right hand of the father…

Holy is The Lord
Beside thee lord there is no one
Holy is The Lord..

Sia nma male

This topic may sound very unusual. I agree. But, it will be one of the most useful messages you have ever heard.

Are we ready?

Text: Psalm 139:1-end

David subjected himself to the scrutiny of God through the microscope of God’s word.

He cried ” search me o God…”

We need to go through this scanning every day to remain pure.

It also takes effort to remain pure.

It’s a battle.

How many of us have seen how the antivirus scans for virus in a computer? It’s a thorough process. It quarantines the virus to safeguard the un corrupted files and finally destroys the virus.

We need to each go through this scanning routinely, if not DAILY.

–  1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
– Ephesians 5:5
– Galatians 5:19-21

Job said ” I made a COVENANT  with my eyes not to think upon a maid” – Job 31:1


No sin is too small to be dealt with. No.

Let me share this Gbile Akanni’s message with you.

When he went for NYSC and they had a welcome party on camp and he refused to go but his Christian friend felt “it was just a welcome party” and went. When he got there, everybody was drinking beer and when he was offered beer he refused and asked for malt instead. While drinking the malt, a lady came to him and said how can a real man be drinking malt? Even me a lady can finish a bootle of Gulder. After some persuasion for the first time in his life, he drank a glass of beer. And that singular error took him away from Christ. He became ruined and wretched. Just a bottle of beer!

Hear this: “The ground the devil wins in your life TODAY is where he will pitch his tent TOMORROW” – Gbile Akanni.

There are some sins that are called “besetting sin”. –  Hebrews 12:1

In fact, the bible warns us to flee from every APPEARANCE of evil –
1 Thesasalonians 5:22

The God we serve is holy.

Bible enjoins us to be holy even as our Heavenly Father is holy
-1 Peter 1:15-17
– Leviticus 11:44

So, even in this sinful world, we can DETERMINE to be holy.

Jesus walked on this sinful earth yet without sin.

You too can make it. And you will make it.

It takes God’s glory to shield us from sin.

Receive that glory today

Come under the cocoon of God’s glory where sin cannot even approach you.

IF YE BE WILLING AND OBEDIENT – Pastor Folami Fawehinmi

Song: when we walk with The Lord
In the light of His word,
What a glory He sheds on our way,
While we do His good WILL,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey….

Trust and obey…….

The topic before us this morning ladies and gentlemen is to dig deep into this phrase – IF YE BE WILLING AND OBEDIENT, YE SHALL EAT THE GOOD OF THE LAND.

This is a crucial issue here because nobody wants to eat the BAD of the land or the LEFT OVER of the land.

But scriptures say to eat the good portion of the land two things are paramount:
1. Will
2. Obedience

Now, before we go further, let us examine a scripture:
That servant that knows not his masters will shall be beaten with many stripes…..Luke 12:47,48.

So, the issue of KNOWING God’s WILL and also DOING it is of utmost importance to a Christian.


Let us dig into the issue of KNOWING the will first.

Let us quickly foray into 2 stories that show us how God’s WILL was finally found out.

1. Jesus in the garden of gethsemane – Matthew 26:36-45
2. Paul and his thorn – 2 Corinthians 12:6-10

You would notice that these two giants in the faith got to know God’s will not by praying JUST ONCE. No! Each prayed thrice. Did they pray the fourth time? No. His will was already known. God had spoken. Peace had come.

Jesus prayed thrice on the same issue. Same with Paul UNTIL a VERY CLEAR word was received by them from God.

Even though their requests were not granted, but they knew why and so were not stressed.

The answer is 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “….my grace is SUFFICIENT for thee…”

There was a gladness along the line…hear what Paul finally said . “….. Most gladly would I rather GLORY in my infirmities…..2 Corinthians 12:9b and 10.

Knowing God’s will on an issue my lovely brethren requires earnestness in prolonged prayer on THE SAME ISSUE.

It is this way for EVERY will of God that we must know.

Now the other issue is the DOING of the WILL.

When you KNOW then you DO.

It is in the doing the will that you reap the promise of eating the good of the land.

As we close….

Let us tie it all up.

Luke 12:47,48

Which one is more grievous?

1. If you know God’s will and do it not. You get more stripes.

2. If you don’t know but goofed u will still be beaten, but with few stripes.

Which one is better?

Let us not forget however, that without knowing His will you will not do it. And if you do not do it; though you will be beaten with few stripes YOU WILL NEVER EAT THE GOOD OF THE LAND.

My advice: do all you can to know God’s will for every step of your life which must be in sync with the word of God on the matter at hand.

Then, do it.

I so submit.

Shall we pray?


Joshua 1:8 –

+ Success means achieving aim or purpose.
+Success is not having money but successful people may have money.
+ Good success is approved by God
+ Success that will benefit others
+ Good success start with your relationship with God. Job 22:21, Ex 33:11, Gen 26:2, 13, Ex
+ Learning to hear and obey the voice of God
+ Learn to listen to your intuition. Still small voice
+ Believe what God has regardless of challenges around you.
+ Success come to the strong and courageous.
+ success come to those who pay attention to the word of God.

LOOKING UP TO JESUS – Pastor Folami Fawehinmi

1. My faith looks up to thee,
thou Lamb of Calvary,
Savior divine!
Now hear me while I pray,
take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day
be wholly thine!

2. May thy rich grace impart
strength to my fainting heart,
my zeal inspire!
As thou hast died for me,
O may my love to thee
pure, warm, and changeless be,
a living fire!

3. While life’s dark maze I tread,
and griefs around me spread,
be thou my guide;
bid darkness turn to day,
wipe sorrow’s tears away,
nor let me ever stray
from thee aside.

4. When ends life’s transient dream,
when death’s cold, sullen stream
shall o’er me roll;
blest Savior, then in love,
fear and distrust remove;
O bear me safe above,
a ransomed soul!

Text – Isaiah 45::22 – many translations.

Faith looks up not down.

Looking up to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith – Hebrews 12:1-3

For in him do all things consist. Colossians 1:12- 19

Looking up to the brazen serpent..Numbers 21:8,9

It takes grace to look up especially in the midst of several discouraging happenings around us – deaths, suicides, extreme lack, sorcery, witchcraft, manipulation, economic woes…..which all represent the storms of life

Peter looked around bc the storm was raging and began to sink. Matthew 14:25-31

But the Bible enjoins us not to look at the things which are seen…the troubles around, but the things which are not seen…..2 Corinthians 4:17

We need extraordinary grace not to look at the things which are seen….

That is why God positioned our eyes in the front so that we can look ahead and not look back or look around…..

For we walk by faith not by sight -2 Corinthians 5:7

Galatians 2:20 – see some translations (MSG, NLT, AMPLIFIED, GOODNEWS).

Only those who are dead to the flesh can really live full lives of faith…

Colossians 3:3 – we are hid in Christ in God. We can only see Jesus where we are hid. Only Jesus.

In Him we live, move and have our being….not outside him. Acts 17:28

Let us pray that we will receive the grace to walk by faith ALONE – our prescribed habitat. Fish cannot live outside water… will die! 

Loyalty in ministry – by PASTOR FOLAMI FAWEHINMI

The first thing I wld like to say to this August gathering is that loyalty is not TAUGHT. Loyalty is CAUGHT!!!!


The word “loyalty” has been abused in ministry.

What we hear is you have to be loyal to me.

“I am the one God ordained not you. So as Elisha was loyal to Elijah you must be loyal to me”. That is what we commonly hear.

It becomes a coercive loyalty at that point as opposed to influential loyalty.

The former is detrimental to success in ministry.

Definition of loyalty.
Steadfast in allegiance or duty

So, the issue for discourse today is : how do pastors engender the followers’ steadfast allegiance?

Before we fully delve into this matter, let us consider the following scriptures first.

Slogan for loyalty: Matthew 7:12 – do unto others what you want others to do unto you.

Esteem each other better than yourself. Philippians 2:3-11.

Seek the good of others. 1 Corinthians 10:24

The first thing we need to realize is that there is leadership vacuum in the world today. God was concerned so much about this that He made a proclamation in
Ezekiel 22:30 of looking for a man…but found none!

In Isaiah He was again on the look out for a leader to send. Thank God this time around Prophet Isaiah quickly bailed out mankind! Isaiah 6:8.

Such is the dearth of leadership.

Unfortunately, God will always need leaders who will be the extension of His hand on earth. Till now, His eyes are still searching to and fro the earth seeking for ready and willing leaders. The problem is that, the qualifications for the vessels God uses in His kingdom are tougher than what obtains in worldly leadership. Brother Gbile Akanni once made a very pointed but very remarkable statement on recruitment for Godly leaders. He said in God’s army, there is nothing like “an emergency sanctification”. One that is quickly put together to usher a man into leadership position. He went on to say that neither does God follow human criteria such as good looks, physique, and academic acumen, but a good heart. To him a good heart will comprise of the following virtues:
– integrity
– honesty
– blamelessness and
– purity.

An example here is David who was referred to as “a man after God’s heart”.

How God picked David as a leader is also instructive. Let us look at 1 Samuel 13:14 to see what God had to do to pick Hs leader and particularly, what was uppermost in His criteria before he was chosen …”the Lord hath sought Him a man after His own heart, and The Lord hath commanded him to be captain over Hs people…”

The expectation of God of His leaders is that they should be CAPTAIN over His people. The leader must not be a dwarf. He must challenge himself to grow DAILY. Otherwise, he will engender followership familiarity occasioned by stagnant growth in grace, in knowledge, in purity and in power.

Leadership is a high call.

Before we leave this overview, let us consider how Jesus exemplified leadership and what he expects his leaders to do.

Matthew 4:17-19

Jesus said to them follow me and I will MAKE you.

There is a following and there is a making.

Leadership is about turning men to who God wants them to be. Psalm 23:1,2.

Until there is a making you have not led! So if I am leading I must be producing changes in the followers.

The prodigal son came back home to be made something. Luke 15:17-19.

Transforming them into something better is the goal of leadership. Not just about producing result.

So, I submit that what God expects from His leaders is TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP.

Hear how Laurie Beth Jones summarized Jesus’ leadership prowess:
“One person trained twelve human beings who went on to so influence the world that time itself is now recorded as being before (B.C) or after (A.D) his existence.”

“This person worked with a staff that was totally human and not divine…..a staff that in spite of illiteracy, questionable backgrounds, fractious feelings and momentary cowardice went on to accomplish the tasks he trained them to do. They did this for one main reason – to be with him again” ACTS 4:13.

This was influence at work. They would want to be with him again and again. Do you command this kind of followership by influence?

Ponder on this.

To be a great leader, you can’t but be laden with emotional intelligence. Jesus was a master in this. Emotional intelligence is a great virtue that we all need to imbibe in order to have committed and great followers. A leader needs increased EQ – Emotional intelligence Quotient to do well in leading the people.

Simply put, Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. The four skills needed to do well in EI are:
1. Self awareness – the ability to identify your own emotions and know what makes you tick.
2. Self management – the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving. Putting your momentary needs on hold to pursue larger and more important goals.
3. Social awareness – the ability to accurately pick up on emotions in other people and understand what is going on with them.
4. Relationship management – this taps into your abilities in the first three emotional intelligence skills. It is your ability to use your awareness of your emotions and that of others to manage interactions successfully.

Hear this amazing discovery: people with the highest levels of IQ outperform those with average IQs just 20% of the time; while people with average IQs outperform those with high IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly shows that high IQ is not always the source of success. The discovery of EQ or EI served as the missing link in this rather confusing find. According to Travis brad berry & Jean Greaves; scientists realized that there must be another variable that explained success above and beyond one’s IQ. The critical factor discovered is Emotional Intelligence EQ.

Thus, emotional intelligence goes far beyond empathy. Empathy is putting your feet in the shoes of others in order to feel what they feel and thereby be more tolerable in handling their plights.

Jesus demonstrated emotional intelligence so many times. His EQ mastery can be summarized into 3 parts :
– strength of self mastery – he said “I Am”, he stuck to his mission, he believed in himself, he had internal anchors, he felt a sense of destiny, he is keenly aware of his resources amongst others.

– strength of action – he saw everything as being alive, he had a plan, he saw things differently, he formed a team. He was bold, he took one step at a time, he took the long view amongst others.

– strength of relationships – he gave them a vision of something larger than themselves, he beheld them, he was open to people and their ideas, he treated them as equals, he spent lots of time with them. He loved them, he defended them, he acknowledged in public and in private, he believed in them amongst others.

The summary of his EI mastery is as encapsulated in John 15:15-17. He said I no longer call you servants but friends. That is the height of emotional intelligence. Friends pour into each others emotional bank account.

True friends don’t hurt each other. True friends are loyal to one another.



Matthew 25:14-30

Successful leaders believe in accountability.

When I say, “Leaders hold people accountable,” who comes to mind? Followers right?


Authentic leaders think of themselves, as well as others, when they think of accountability.

Authority without accountability is abuse.

Accountability begins with leaders, not Followers. If you want accountability from others, become accountable to others.

After you become accountable, expect accountability.

Reality about accountability:
You might try to impose accountability, but you can’t buy or force it. Accountability that elevates performance is freely embraced. Anything other than a person holding themself accountable is de-motivating coercion.

“Go into every interaction with those who work for you believing that you are as accountable to them for your performance as they are to you for their performance.” Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat

Leaders are accountable to followers for the following:
– Attach their job to the broader mission of the company.
– Explain how their job fulfills strategy.
– How people interact.

Additional ways leaders can be accountable to followers:

Every employee would leap for joy if they heard their leader or manager say, “I’m accountable to you for my listening behaviors.”

Create environments where people can bring out their best.

One-way accountability is arrogant. Mutual accountability is the rave of the moment.

The atmosphere of faith – Pastor Folami Fawehinmi

For a plant to grow well, it requires a conducive and convivial atmosphere – good air, good rain, good sunlight, absence of weeds. Etc…

For faith to grow and become a colossus, there is an environment that makes it thrive.

Luke 17:1-5

The punch line there is vrs 5.

But there was a discussion up to that point.

So, faith will be choked in an atmosphere of hatred, offense and rancour.

But these are common things that have almost become norms. Hence, the exclamation by the apostles…..haaaa, lord increase our faith!

Clearly therefore, faith is stunted in this kind of atmosphere.

Hebrews 4:1-6; 5:1

Another toxic atmosphere for the growth of faith is an atmosphere riddled by unbelief.

Impediments to entering into God’s rest :
– hardening of heart
– not knowing His ways
– a wicked heart with wrong motives
– lack of reverence or Godly fear.

If belief is fundamental to Godly rest, then we must quit two major fuel of unbelief:
– worry – Matthew 6:25-33
– anxiety – Philippians 4:6

Having done these, then we should accept Jesus’ invitation – Matthew 11:28-30.

One very conducive atmosphere for faith to thrive is love – an atmosphere of love.

It stands to reason though, as the opposite of hatred is love.

Galatians 5:6

Yet another great atmosphere for thriving faith is joy – an atmosphere of joy and inspiration.

When your joy tank is ebbing or getting low. Re-fill it DELIBERATELY.

David has learnt how to do that masterfully. He rejoices in The Lord.

Let us pray that The Lord will help us to create the atmosphere for faith to thrive in our hearts and thus believe Him for anything.

Can we now exercise our faith on Psalm 2:8? For us individually and for FHIM .

GREATER WORKS………Pst Folami Fawehinmi

What did John say in Matthew 3:11?

What did Jesus say in confirmation of what John said in Luke 12:49?

Friends, we become living dead without fire!!!!

Receive that fire NOW!!!!


If Jesus could talk like this, I wonder what else we are to do that He did not do.- he healed, delivered, supplied, blessed, cursed, brought money out of the fish mouth, raised the dead……

The revelation I got from that statement is that WHATEVER YOU CAN IMAGINE AS DONE beyond what Jesus did shall be done.

For example, you can actually command physical mountain on your land to vanish and it will happen!

So, this greater works will be hinged on how far u can imagine, envision or dream. These are the language of the spirit.

The story of Elisha that took over from Elijah and did greater works and greater miracles. 2 Kings 2:1-10

The story of Paul that did greater works than Peter…..

The story of David that did greater works than Saul…..

The glory of the latter house shall surpass the former…..

This is what the new anointing shall usher FHIM into…..

Zechariah 2:1-5

Tell your neighbour -get ready for this great move of the Holy Spirit.

Unprecedented in our days.

A replica of Joel 2:3-11.

God spoke to my heart strongly that soon and very soon the fortification of men shall begin to fail them. Their gods and deities and juju that they trusted shall begin to fail them massively.

Their ONLY hope will be Jesus Christ. For in the day of His power His people shall be willing.

And FHIM shall be the recipient and beneficiaries of this great harvest of souls.

I nfact, God showed me a vision of FHIM using a low altitude helicopter or drone to preach to the people because of the MULTITUDE jam pack on the roads and venues of our programmes and meetings.

That is why the generals are retiring now to pave way for our emergence.


I cannot wait. What about you?

It will be heaven on earth.

Now hear this: this new anointing coming upon us as a people and ministry will make you active. It is not for sitting down.

Watch this: Acts 10:38

When it landed on Jesus he couldn’t contain it sitting! No sir!

The anointing propelled him…..He WENT ABOUT…..doing good…..preaching, healing, delivering and raising the dead.

Let that dimension of anointing …..yea greater dimension fall on you now!

On your streets, in your communities, in your place of work or businesses every where you go or you are, you become a mobile church…….healing the sick, raising the dead and deadly blows upon the enemies.

It will be an awesome re-awakening like never. Get ready!

Your shadows shall heal.

Your voice shall heal.

Your presence shall heal.

Your breath shall heal.

Get ready!!!

Soon all the great works you have heard of or seen shall pale into insignificance in the light of what God will be doing thru us at FHIM.

Get ready! Clean your vessels. Make your body, soul and spirit habitable for the Holy Spirit and crave his power and anointing and watch what happens next.

Shall we pray?

Father, I am ready to manifest this new anointing. Release grace upon me now, to step out of my cocoon of timidity, fear and inertia. Pray!

Receive the fire of the Holy Ghost now!

Let it burn!!!!

MY LAZARUS MUST COME FORTH!!!! – Pst Folami Fawehinmi

John 11:38-45

We are going to be praying very extensively that our Lazarus must come forth.

Let us look at what Lazarus represents and that will help us to appreciate how to pray.

1. Lazarus was the only male child in his family. That was significant to perpetuate the name of the family or the family patrimony.
2. Lazarus represented the strength of the family.
3. Lazarus was the beloved of The Lord Jesus. Jesus wept for him too.
4. Lazarus represented a glowing destiny. He was a great disciple of Jesus.

Now, imagine all these great virtues dying….

Imagine your Lazarus dead and stinking!

Some lives are undesirable now, bc your Lazarus – your quintessential part, is dead and stinking!

Remember, this Lazarus is your quintessential part.

It is what makes you who you are.

It is your glory.

It is your strength.

Your glowing destiny.

What will you do if you have the opportunity to raise this your dead Lazarus?

The coming back of Lazarus was very significant to the fame of Jesus. Those who didn’t believe now believed. Vr 45.

Lazarus’ resurrection was the greatest miracle recorded by jesus.

If you can pray that your Lazarus should resurrect, then your greatest miracle is ahead of you, not behind you.

We r going to pray now.

Remember, even Jesus had to cry with a loud voice before Lazarus could come forth.

You will do no less to bring forth your Lazarus.

Are we ready to pray now?

A song….Miracle worker, miracle worker,
Come and do ur miracle,
miracle today….

Destiny changer, destiny changer,
Come and change my
destiny today….

1. I command the stone rolled over my destiny, shutting my glowing destiny in to be removed now by the resurrection power of The Lord Jesus Christ.

2. My Father, my father. Let that which hinders me from greatness begin to give way now, in the name of Jesus.

3. My father, let all my imprisoned potential and buried glories, come forth now by fire, in Jesus name!

4. Oh God, oh God, let every negative transaction, currently affecting my life negatively be cancelled and nullified by the blood of Jesus