Pastor Olabisi

Pastor Olabisi

Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.

She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.

 

Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.

31.10.2014

Books

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Paperbacks


Hell on Earth
By: Olabisi Obideyi



End Times Global World
By: Olabisi Obideyi
 

From Captivity to Freedom House
By: Olabisi Obideyi

Holy Spirit Led Prayers
By: Olabisi Obideyi

 

Kindle eBooks


"Son you can't quit"
By: Olabisi Obideyi



The Father's Business
By: Olabisi Obideyi

The Plight of Christian Authors
By: Olabisi Obideyi



My journey from darkness to light
By: Olabisi Obideyi


It Is Time To Be a Church without Walls
By: Olabisi Obideyi

01.04.2011

Welcome to Encouraged by God

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In a world full of daily struggles and challenges, we all need encouragement to continue serving our God given purpose in life. The source of my daily encouragement is God's Holy Spirit and His living Word in the Bible. Through inspiration of the Holy Spirit and the encouragement I derived from the Word, I am daily enabled to carry on serving my God given purpose in life no matter how discouraging the circumstances I end up facing.

At Encouraged By God, our aims are to inspire, encourage and enlighten people through Holy Spirit inspired articles, sharing the Word of God, uplifting testimonies, etc,. By signing up with us today and contributing your own Godly inspired writing you can gain instant exposure for your work and at the same you will be helping us to better achieve our overall aims of:

  • Helping believers across the globe to cultivate and maintain a daily meaningful relationship with God through inspiring articles, life changing stories, sharing the Word, and much more
  • Encouraging believers to remain kingdom minded and not worldly oriented
  • Leading unbelievers to Christ through sharing the undiluted Word so they can be born again and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit of God
  • Propagating the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the globe through Holy Spirit inspired writings

I hope you will sign up and open a free writers account with us today and become part of our Christian writers team that are helping us daily to advance the Kingdom of God to the end of the world with their writing gifts.

Thank you for visiting Encouraged by God and always remain encouraged by the love of God for you.

07.04.2016

Blessed Are Those Who Stands For The Truth

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The truth is Jesus Christ. And if you are standing for Christ who is the truth in this antichrist world, then don't expect the world to love you in any way or form. Expect your one time tight friends to suddenly drop you the moment you decide to follow Jesus Christ! Your church will even excommunicate you and do everything possible to isolate you the very moment you truly awake from warming benches, become delivered from playing church and become a true righteous bodily temple and a holy church of God that is truly standing for Christ in spirit and in truth. People of the world will label you as hateful and accuse you of one thing or the other just for standing for Christ as the truth. Those who promise to stand by you through thick and thin will suddenly end up abandoning you. When you speak, you will not have a big crowd jeering and cheering you along or hailing you. You will be labeled as uptight and be called a bigot, fun spoiler simply for speaking the truth. You will even be dubbed an extremist by your supposedly Christian brothers and sisters and your word of truth will be brushed aside as completely irrelevant and unworthy of paying any attention to. People will look down on you and you will go through all kinds of trials and tribulations all for Christ's sake. You will be insulted by many, made fun of and not many people will be overly enthusiastic to invite you to even open your mouth to speak anywhere. Your life will appear unattractive and many will brush you aside and consider you as a time waster. But in all of these things, Jesus Christ who is the only way, the truth and life itself will never leave you nor forsake you. Christ as the only truth is the only friend that you need in order to make it through the jungle of the world all the way to eternity. As a preacher and minister of righteousness and truth, Christ as the truth and the manifested righteousness of God in itself is always on your side. And for the fact that He is on your side, you will continually remain richly blessed and highly favour in His presence no matter your natural situation or circumstances.

The antichrist world is always pro sin and anti truth, so don't expect the world to ever approve of you or hail you for standing for the truth, which is Christ. If you are hated by the world for Christ's sake then you are indeed loved by the Father for goodness sake of Christ. If Christ as the truth is on your side, then you are indeed an overall winner in all realms and dominion. Therefore, keep on persevering in your trials, don't despair and don't compromise your position of truth because of the aggressive attitude of the world towards you. You have known Christ as the truth and He has by His holy might and authority set you free from satan the father of lies and from his entire evil spirits satanic gang that are in the world. Be sure to keep your focus on Christ at all times and don't ever look back to the world. There is nothing in the world but vanity upon vanity and sinfulness!

The world is only interested in promoting sin and not the righteousness of God. Therefore, those who are of truth can never be applauded by the world or fit in into the world in any shape or form. We are in actual fact not meant to fit in into this world of darkness, but to stand out as shinning lights. Therefore, never try to fit in into this fallen world of lies, sinfulness and evil oppression. Stand up daily for Jesus ready to be counted amongst His sheep and continually stand out always from the world and never seek to fit in so you can be loved by the world. It is better for you to be extremely hated by the world and to be rejected by the world for Christ's sake than for you to be loved by the world only to end up becoming rejected by the Father as an unrepentant sinner!

Our journey in life is a soul journey. And only those who started and finish with Christ shall receive from the Father the everlasting reward of life, which is eternal crown of glory. The pathway of eternal glory is indeed a very tough one. But, with Christ on your side, you will indeed finish the race in Holy Ghost successful flying colours and receive from our God the Father the eternal crown of glory. The reward of sinfulness is eternal death. The reward of righteousness is eternal life of peace, rest and joy, and the sufferings, that we face in this world is indeed nothing compared to the eternal glory that awaits us in Christ (Romans 8:18). It is therefore absolutely imperative that we keep persevering in all our trials so we can avoid the reward of sin, which is eternal death and have eternal life, which is the reward of righteousness.

Rejoice daily in the knowledge of the eternal salvation that you have in Christ. With Christ on your side, all things will surely continually work together for the goodness of your soul. I pray the LORD God Almighty will daily see us through all the challenges we will end up facing in the time realm. And that by His infinite grace and mercy, we will not be found wanting on the day of reckoning. I also pray that you will continually be of a good cheer and that you will endlessly give glory and honour to our God who has delivered us from this fallen world of wickedness through Christ Jesus and has established us in His Holy Spirit presence for the eternal goodness of our souls. Amen.

Matthew 5:3-12

"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."

07.04.2016

Self-control

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Matthew 27:12 “And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing”.

Provocations and accusations are tools used by the devil’s advocate of the world to discredit God’s credible witnesses in the eyes of the world. The devil uses provocation to set a believer up for human judgement. Through their use of provocation tactics, the hidden devils by working from within a human vessel aims to activate a flesh reaction from a believer in order to make the believer appear as an unreformed stubborn goat instead of the sheep that he or she has become in Christ. And the moment a believer falls for the bait and reacts in anger, his or her credibility as a genuine Christian is then immediately questioned by human counterparts. The sort of judgement responses that can be immediately levied at a believer who reacts in flesh anger when provoked include:

- I don't expect such a temperamental behaviour from a true Christian

- Where is the humility and patience here? Surely this person cannot be a genuine born again Christian!

- And this person calls his or herself a Christian. Even a non Christian will not react like that talk less of a person who calls his or herself a pastor, Christian, believer, etc.

These sort of unrighteous judgement responses are of course the primary reason why the devil targets believers in the first place. And unfortunately the vessels who are often used by the hidden devils to fulfil their unrighteous judgemental agenda through provocation, are people who are very close to us whom we expect to love, support and cherish us and not needlessly provoke us unnecessarily.

The main thing the enemy aims to achieve by his provocation strategy, is of course not just to do with getting the believer to react physically in anger. The ultimate plan of the enemy is to make us sin against God by creating an atmosphere of malice in the mind towards our fellow being and a blame-mindedness heart towards God in, which a believer will ultimately become angry at God, charge Him foolishly and blame Him for allowing the situation in the first place. And the only way we can scatter this evil plan, and put satan and his devilish gangs to shame is by exercising self-control over our temperamental human flesh. The fact that we end up automatically angry when provoked is not in itself a sin because anger is an automated reaction to provocation (Ephesians 4:26). But what we do with our anger and how we react or respond inwardly when provoked is what could end up becoming sin. We can only avoid sinning against God when provoked if we are able to manage our anger inwardly and exercise self-control over our outer reactions and actions. And it is only by ensuring that we do not give malice a chance in our hearts and by exercising self-control over our automated temperamental reaction of the flesh, that we will glorify God and maintain our spiritual upper hand position against the hidden devils that are busy working from within the human vessels to provoke us.

As human beings, our automated reactions to provocations are normally driven by fleshy anger. And when flesh anger, which is an automated response to provocation is fuelled by flesh attributes such as; ego and self-pride, the reaction will indeed be a reaction of blind fury! A blind fury reaction is a reaction that is void of spiritual application of right senses. A blind fury reaction is basically a temporal-mental reaction, meaning in spiritual sense: A spontaneous immediate action or reaction, which evidences a temporal-loss-of-inability-to-mentally-judge-and-spiritually-dicern accurately. Thus the reaction is temporal/mental.

A temperamental reaction in spiritual sense is basically a foolish reaction that is void of application of spiritual wisdom, and the only means of preventing such reaction is to silence the unrighteous temperament of the flesh with a righteous noble silence. Maintaining a righteous silence does not mean becoming a mute. And a silence is only righteous and not sinful if it is not laced with a begrudging heart and malice keeping mind-set. The key reason for silence is not to begrudge or keep malice. Keeping malice in our hearts and begrudging others is a sin, and sinning against God through begrudging and keeping malice is precisely what the enemy is after by setting up the scenario of provocation in the first place. The whole essence of silence is to scatter the hidden enemy's plans and not to play right into the enemy's hands and sin against God as intended by the enemy through nurturing thoughts of malice internally and reacting externally in ways and manners that does not glorify God. Exercising self-control through active silence does not also mean that we will not speak when it is necessary. Instead, exercising self-control will enable us think before we speak and not speak before we think. A person that fails to exercise self-control and responds in the spur of the moment will only end up vomiting hurtful words in arrogance mindset of the flesh, that he or she cannot take back.

A negative word released in anger mode is like a huge building block of offence thrown at the opponent for the sake of seriously hurting and wounding the opponent internally. And the more the building blocks of offence that we throw accumulates, the higher the partition fence in relationships becomes. And the higher the partition fence, the more malice builds up in the heart and mind. And the more malice builds up in the heart and mind, the more heated up the inward warfare that will be going on in the mind. The endless reference to what was said in the past and how it was said when another angry situation arises are indeed proof of the fact that even though the matter seem to have been settled outwardly, the inward battle is still continuing long after the unleashing of the offensive words. An offensive words are like piercing daggers, which cuts deep into the heart. And unless we exercise self-control, we will end up releasing many daggers in form of offensive words, which will continue to tear others apart and cut them deeply in their hearts long after we have spoken it. Remaining silent when provoked and exercising self-control over what we unleash from our tongues will not just help us think before we speak, but it will also enable us to entirely appropriately respond in mannerisms of meekness, gentleness and in the royal nature of the fruit of the spirit we have acquired through our oneness with Christ (James 3:1-12, Galatians 5:19-26).

Maintaining a position of immediate silence when provoked does not mean that we are stupid, foolish or that we do not have anything valid to say or that we are weaklings. Indeed, our righteous silence is not just an uncommon royal character of Christ, but a demonstration of a high quality spiritual strength, that is highly effective in frustrating the hidden enemy and his evil plans against us. Besides the fact that righteous silence is a demonstration of high spiritual strength, it is also a gesture of active surrender of the situation to God. And by our active surrender of the situation to God in form of righteous silence, we disarm the hidden enemy behind the human vessels, silence our own temperamental flesh and glorify God in the situation to the entire shame of the enemy!

The angry reaction of the flesh is always entirely for vainglory. But when we surrender a provoking situation to God through active silence, we evidence the fact that our desire is to glorify God and not ourselves. The flesh by nature is of course auto furious when provoked and the fury of the flesh is often manifested through the throwing back of angry words at the natural human responsible for the act of provocation. And it is not uncommon for the flesh to keep on exchanging angry words in blind fury when angered, instead of maintaining silence. The real culprit of course is not just the physical human, but the invisible enemy that is busy directing the whole provocation show behind the scene, using the human vessel who has indeed through blindness of the flesh made his or herself available for use by the enemy. And it is only by our self-control and application of spiritual wisdom in form of righteous silence that we can appropriately tackle the real spiritual culprit, diffuse the natural situation, and render useless the ultimate plan of the spiritual enemy against us, which is mainly to do with tempting us with fury in order to get us into sinning against God.

Silence as the saying goes is indeed golden. But I must admit that it can only take the grace of God for us to be able to exercise self-control, and maintain a righteous silence when we are aggressively being provoked. Therefore, my key prayer for us all is, that the LORD will by His infinite mercy grant us the abundance grace that will need in order to exercise self-control and maintain righteous silence when we are faced with a provoking situation. I pray that the LORD Jesus will help us daily to glorify Him in our ways and character and that in all circumstances, we will do all things to glorify Him as our LORD and Saviour and never for the sake of vainglory. I also pray that by grace and mercy of God, we will consistently rise above our flesh goaty nature and continually manifest the fruit of the spirit to evidence our transformation and the newness of nature that we now have in Christ. Amen.

Galatians 5:19-26

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."

07.04.2016

The Name Of The LORD Is A Strong Tower

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The name of the LORD is a strong tower, and whosoever calls upon the holy name of the LORD shall never be put to shame. Arise O my soul and bless the holy name of the LORD God Almighty with praises and with riotous worship in spirit and in truth. Consider His tender mercies oh my spirit man and declare His righteousness and goodness across the nations oh my soul. Sing praises to His holy name in the land of the living oh my soul and exalt His holy name above all things oh my heart. Rejoice in the presence of the living God oh my heart and be peaceful oh my mind in the presence of your Maker. Fear not oh my spirit, for you are safe and secured in the presence of the Sovereign LORD, The Mighty Warrior, All-glorious and infinite Almighty God. The LORD reigns in the highest and His dominion is from everlasting to everlasting. The name of the LORD is a strong tower! The LORD our Rock and Shield is always the refuge of those who calls upon His name, and those that abides in His presence, shall always be full of His peace, rest and joy!

The LORD is Wonderful in His counsel, great on deeds, holy by nature and entirely faithful. The holy God of Israel is covenant making and covenant keeping God, and as a covenant making and covenant keeping God, He is always a keeper of His promises. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is forever faithful. Faithful is the LORD God the everlasting King of glory, whose name is forever holy! Faithful is the LORD God Almighty who was, who is and who is to come. Faithful is YAHWEH El Olam: The everlasting God, King of kings and LORD of lords. Faithful is EL, ELOAH: The mighty, strong, prominent God. Faithful is the LORD God YAHWEH ELOHIM: The Creator and Judge of the universe Faith is the LORD EL SHADDAI: Our All- Sufficient and Sustainer God, The Mighty One of Jacob Faithful is the ADONAI: The LORD, Master and owner of the universe. Faithful is YAHWEH-JIREH: The LORD our Provider. Faithful is YAHWEH-RAPHA: The LORD our Healer. Faithful is YAHWEH-NISSI: The LORD Our Banner. Faithful is YAHWEH-M'KADDESH: The LORD who Sanctifies and Makes Holy. Faithful is YAHWEH-SHALOM: The LORD our Peace. Faithful is YAHWEH-TSIDKENU: The LORD our Righteousness. Faithful is YAHWEH-ROHI: The LORD our Shepherd. Faithful is YAHWEH-SHAMMAH: The LORD who Is and who never leaves nor forsake us. Faithful is YAHWEH-SABAOTH: The LORD of Hosts. Faithful is YAHWEH-Rohi: The LORD our Shepherd. Faithful is EL ELYON: Our God The Most High. Faithful is EL ROI: The all Seeing God. Faithful is EL-GIBHOR: The Mighty God. Faithful is our God the Alpha and Omega: The beginning and the end, the first and the last. Faithful is our God: The infinite Creator and Maker who reigns for ever and ever and whose name is everlastingly Holy! Holy! Holy! Amen.

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe" (Proverbs 18:10).

Revelation 4:4-8

"And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come."