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Hello everyone. Welcome once again to life class. I’m David Adeniji and I’m glad you’re following this class.

Now this is the third episode, I’ll stop counting, maybe when we get to the 10th episode (smiling)

Let me just start from where I stopped yesterday. Yesterday I made a very vital point. That, of the many things that are not working, there is one major one that gave birth to others.

And also of the many things that are working, there is one major one that you can also just take advantage of. In the case of Bartimeaus (Mark 10:45-52), the one major thing working for him was that he could talk, while the one major thing not working was that he couldn’t see.

I CONTINUE

Now I’m continuing. There’s nothing worth being unhappy about because you are already armed. Everything you need to survive and to succeed has been given to you. I told you yesterday that he has given you everything that pertains to life and godliness. That you don’t yet have your children for instance does not make you barren. That’s your own definition. You take care of children – yours or others’ –  you care and be happy. Period! Yours will soon join them. That you don’t have a job should not make you lazy or idle – just do something of value. Payment on your payment.

THERE ARE MORE JOBS THAN APPLICANTS!

People say there’s unemployment, but Bible says, the harvest is plenty, the labourers are few!

So there’s a disparity, meaning that there are so many jobs, people are not coming. What you may be saying is that you don’t want to do something that people will not pay for. But believe me, money or no money, you can do something to add value to people’s lives. To the world, graduates are many and there are few jobs, but to Jesus, the harvest is plenty, labourers are few. So who’s report should we believe? All things are possible to them who believe.

YOUR HEALING IS IN YOU LIVING

You may be sick, you aren’t dead. Choose to live, because only living souls receive healing. Many people are killed not because of the sickness ,ut because they chose to focus on sickness. Dead people don’t get healing, your healing is in your living. Receive it now in Jesus name.

That you have failed at something is still not the definition of failure. Observe the things you are doing successfully and do more of them however trivial you find them to be. Everybody succeeds at something at least, even if it is talking or greeting or washing or something.  Nobody gets to a destination without starting or without the journey itself. Some things may not be working perfectly, but other things are. Don’t shut down your life and refuse to achieve anything just because some vital things are not working.

SOMETHING ELSE

In today’s class, I want to show you one other thing that is working in Bartimeaus’ life. It’s not just his voice that is working. He could also walk. Yes! He could walk. He used his voice at first, he cried out! Jesus son of David, have mercy on me. People tried to shut him down, but he kept on he continued.

But he appears that his voice alone will not get him to Jesus. We saw of course that Jesus stood still when he heard his cry. That’s what happens when you just focus and make the best use of what is working in your life. Heaven stands still on your behalf. That happened when he used his voice, he got the master’s invitation. And right away he gave no excuses. He didn’t say – “Oh master, I’m blind, how can I make it to you. How will I see the way, will I not fall?” instead, he immediately activated his legs, which were also working!.

ANOTHER REVELATION

Observe that Jesus didn’t command that he be carried to him. Now, that’s another revelation! Bartimeaus’ voice is not the only thing working, he had earlier made use of his ears to hear the saviour passing by, then he felt, simply hearing him pass by will not be enough, let me cry out to him. Still after crying out, he would not relax, he made use of some other ability he had. Upon hearing the savious invitation, he sprang up on his legs and made his way to Jesus. Bible says clearly that he threw off his garment, rose and went to Jesus.

I’m sure he did that in excitement and hurry, not minding whether he will fall or not and certainly not as careful as he will be when coming to work or going back home. So to get things working,, you need to identify not just one thing,  but several other things working

Bartimeaus began by hearing the saviour pass, then he shouted and got the invitation of the master, but he didn’t stay there, he rose and walked to Jesus.

So finally, when Jesus asked him what he wanted, the miracle had already happened, as Jesus didn’t command any miracle or make any decree or touch him at all. He simply said, “Go your way, your faith has made you whole.”

Simply ignoring his deficiency, focusing on Jesus and strongly on the things he could do, has forced out the illness and made his desire a reality. So what I’m saying is that simply focusing on Jesus and on the things that are working in your life is the miracle you have been waiting for. It’s the miracle you’ve been praying for.

That is what will force out the things that are not working, the negativities. So the miracle Bartimeaus has been waiting for, is simply focusing on the master and on those things he could do, taking them one by one. “OK I can hear, I focus, I use that to an extent, I can speak, I cry out, got the master’s attention, he stood still, called for me, then what else? Oh, I can walk too, I charge forward – towards him, and right on the way, my miracle happens! Praise Jesus. Because on getting to the master, he simply said, your faith has made you whole.

If you hear Jesus in this message and you haven’t said yes to him, now is the time to receive him. And if you’ve said yes to him but you’re still far from him, now is the time to get close because that’s the miracle you’ve been waiting for.

Say this prayer with me.

Lord Jesus, I hear you in this message, from today, I say yes and I refuse to stay lame, or blind, I move closer to you from today. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus mighty name

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Tomorrow, I’ll be opening a brand new twist to the whole story. Please join me again tomorrow. Thanks




Good morning everybody. Welcome to life class once again. My name is David Adeniji and I’m glad you joined me yesterday on life class. We started life class just yesterday and this is Episode 2. In yesterday’s episode, I opened the big theme for the month – i.e, In the next couple of day – Focus On What IS Working

As I was closing yesterday, I said, pull up a sheet of paper and draw two columns and label one column – things that are walking and the other column – things that are not working.

And I said – I was giving an example – just like we do to children in school – match the objects. So you draw a line from the things are working and map them to any of the things that are not working and say  – with these I can revive these.

If you put too much attention on things that are not working, they become magnified before you, they look bigger than you. They may even look bigger than your God. Sometimes you begin to think subtly, and the devil may put deceitful thoughts on your head that your God cannot do them. Why? Because you have spent all your time staring on, focusing on, analysing and re-analyzing those things that are not working.

Stop focusing your energy on these, something I call emotional energy – you shouldn’t dissipate  it on things that are not yet working and then have none to spend on things that are presently working.

TODAY

I continue in today’s lifeclass. Still on that story of Bartimeaus. But here, I’m showing you another angle to it. Remember the scripture is still mark chapter 10, this time, I’d like you to read it again from verse 45 to 52

Now, In a person’s life most times there’s only one major thing that is not working. Now that major thing may have now given birth to several other smaller things. For instance, in Bartimeaus’ example, the major thing not working in his life was his sight. Now you may have so many things not working, but you can always trace them to one thing that isn’t working. For instance, a person who wants a job, will not have money to do some things here and there. So because he doesn’t have a job, his children fall sick and he doesn’t have money to take them to the hospital.

Because he doesn’t have a job, he will not be able to dress fine, people look at him like one who has no value. So as a result, many of things are not working.

Other people who see him may not know what is wrong. He alone knows that the major thing or what not working in his life is that issue of unemployment. In Bartimaeus  life for instance, only his eyes were missing, so he had to go begging. One who sees him from afar and doesn’t know the reason why he’s begging will not know that he’s begging not because begging is his hobby, but because his sight is a problem. When you have one major thing not working, it gives birth to many other things. You need to identify that one major thing. Many times we identify the wrong thing, we don’t even know the exact thing that is not working.

Bartimaeus’ eyes was the major thing not working, but then again he also did identify the one major thing that is working, so you identify that one major thing that is not working and the one major thing that is working

You may have 20 ministries, but one of them is really booming. You will revive the remaining 19, focusing on that one major one. Also you may have 10 small businesses, but  one of them is really getting you the money. It is that one you choose focus on, to revive the ones that are not working.

The major thing not working in Bartimeaus’ life was his sight, he was blind, but also, one major thing working was his voice. His eyes were missing, but his voice was intact. I can’t see, but I can talk, I can shout, I can cry Abba-Father, I can pray, I can preach the gospel. Bartimeaus will not allow himself be defined or held down by what he does not have.

Now, that’s a big revelation!

Do not let the things that are not working define you Now don’t allow yourself to be defined by the things that are not working.

Bartimeaus chose rather to answer to the abilites in what he had. Instead of allowing the things that are not working to define you, you should rather answer to the abilites in what you have. Now believe me, I’m not downplaying sight. It’s a big deal, but it isn’t bigger than life. Those things may appear a big deal but no matter how big a deal they seem before you, they aren’t not bigger than life, certainly not bigger than the fact that you have Jesus and, believe me, not bigger than those things that are working presently

So, just because a person is blind doesn’t make him less of a human being for instance. Just because a person is jobless doesn’t remove his dignity. That you’re having issues with your relationships shouldn’t deprive you of the right to peace. Remember, in the Bible, Jesus says, my peace do I give unto you, not as the world gives and takes back.

That something very important is absent in your life does not reduce your worth to yourself, should not reduce your worth to people around you and ultimately to God.

Don’t even care when people pity you. Now that’s another big topic!

AVOID THE PITY PARTY!

Many people like to pity you rather than help you. They believe by pitying you they are doing you a favour. Meanwhile, they are doing themselves a favour. They’re whiling away time, giving themselves an excuse not to do anything to help your situation. As a matter of fact, avoid those people who pity you. Listen to me. You should move away from them. Shortly, I will show you that example, again, in Bartimeaus. You need to move away from people who pity you.

You should associate rather with those who deal with you ignoring your weaknesses as though you never had them, as though you have all they have.

Personally, I like to relate with people who, instead of pitying me, deal with me looking at my strengths, ignoring those weaknesses as though, I never had them. Those are the people you need to eventually overcome theose weakness. Because they make you see the complete you, and not the incomplete one.

When they told Bartimeaus to keep quiet, he cried even more. I’m just interpreting his cry, because he cried out. Maybe these are the words he was crying:

What do you mean? Why should I keep quiet?” Because you know, they told him to keep quiet.

“Just because I’m blind? I don’t need you in my life. Because you make me feel I’m not worthy to be healed. No I’m not obeying you. In fact, I’m relocating away from where you are. I’m looking on to Jesus the author and finisher of my faith. Of course I can’t see him now, maybe physically, but I can hear him. I may not have sight for now, but I have my voice intact. I can hear him too. He’s the one passing by, I know when He came in, I thought he’d stay for long, but as I heard him moving out of Jericho, I’m seizing this opportunity, I know he will heal me. So don’t stop me. This blindness does not define me.”

That’s what I’m telling you. That major thing that is not working does not define you. Cry out today Believe me, that Bartimeaus cry should be your cry

So, Big Question: What is That One Major Thing That is Working?

What is the one major business of your business that is pulling in most of your inflow (money)?

What is the one major ministry that is touching lives more?

What is that one major breakthrough that you’ve got in your life that is defining other things? Identify that one major gift that you know you have?  Now, go ahead. And identify that one major thing that seems not to be working, but has now given birth to several other situations or conditions not working. Believe me, you need to use that one major business, gift, idea, ministry, relationship that is working fine to pull up the several others you have difficulties with.

Please, don’t underestimate the positives. It’s very important. God has armed you with them. Bible says the Lord has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness. Yes, what he’s trying to say is that everything you need to transform the negative things are already present in the positives.

In everything I have said here, I’ve talked about the one major thing that is working, and the one major thing that is not working. I’ve talked about Bartimeaus, and I’ve talked about Jesus too.

I’d like you to say this prayer with me if if you want to receive him:

Father I thank you. I know that there are several things not working and one thing that has made some things not work in my life is sin. I’m ready to receive righteousness, which is an alternative to sin. I receive righteousness in Christ Jesus, by faith. Lord I thank you for giving me this opportunity. I choose to follow you. Lord forgive me of all my sins. Write my name in the book of life. Let all things begin to work for my good. Lord Jesus, become that one major thing that is working in my life. I’m glad you saved me. I’m free. Amen.

If you said that prayer, please drop me a comment.

And if you have any questions, or comments at all, you can drop a coment on my blog, or my social media handles on the contact page.

Thank you very much for attending Lifeclass. Let’s meet again tomorrow by the grace of God. We bless Jesus.




Hello everybody. Thank you for joining me on life class. I am David Adeniji and I really appreciate your followership. Now in the next couple of days maybe in about one month or so, we’re going to be talking about a big theme that I title:

Focus on what is working. That will be our theme of the month.

But every day we’ll talk on that and then there’ll be episodes under that big theme, everyday.

Life classes is a 5 – 10 minutes audio teaching every morning that will be dropping right on the whatsapp platform every morning. We should share it and also invite people to join the group with the Whatsapp link that I have dropped on the whatsapp platform.

So let me go quickly to today’s life class. I’m talking about focusing on what is working. Focus on what is walking. Now, sometimes, or let’s say many times some things may not be working in our lives. But if we check carefully other things are working. I am yet to meet anyone who can boldly tell me that nothing is working in their life. At the least. Your life is working. You’re breathing in and out. I mean you have so much more to thank God for. So some things may not be working in our lives but other things are.

What I’m trying to solve in this series is that why should we shut down our lives or aspects of our lives and refuse to achieve anything just because some vital things are not working.

 

Now I give you an example of Bartimaeus the blind in the book of Mark chapter 10 verse 47.

I mean Mark 10, verses 47 to 52 Bartimaeus couldn’t see,  but he could hear so he made the best use of his hearing and so secured his sight with determination from Jesus Christ.

Now you see, that something is not working in your life or that several things are not walking is not enough reason to lose the advantage hidden, to lose the benefits hidden, to lose the potentials hidden in the things that are working. God and designed your life to get those things that are not working – to get them working, by focusing on the ones that are working.

 

Now, again I go to that example that I started with. When Jesus passed by he wasn’t moving to Jericho. In that scripture – Mark 10:47-52 –  When Jesus passed by he wasn’t moving into Jericho. He was actually moving out of Jericho. So it is not impossible that he (Bartimaeus) was there and heard when Jesus moved into Jericho. But you see, maybe he thought, of course I can see him. When he (Bartimaeus) heard again that Jesus Christ is now moving out of Jericho, then he determined to get his attention. Not. A lot of odds maybe stashed against you, against your business. It gives your marriage your children. Let me tell you, most times the odds are more than the gains. The disadvantages you see may outnumber the gains. But it takes just one thing that is working to change hundreds of things that are not working.

Yeah! Bartimaues couldn’t see! Now listen to this – He was partially blind, I know

 

So you may be telling me that you don’t understand what I’m going through. You don’t know the extent of deadness in those things that are not working in my life. I don’t know and I may not even need to know because the same was the case with bartimeaus. He wasn’t partially blind. He was completely blind. And Jesus was not standing or sitting somewhere where people met him for counselling. So I’m trying to show you that it was practically impossible for one who had no eyes to penetrate into the crowd and meet a Savior who is not even standing somewhere, but in who’s on transit.

Bartimeaus  couldn’t see, and Jesus was in transit. He was moving out of Bartimaeus’ reach. If you do not think about focusing on what is working so you can revamp the things that not working, you will be losing opportunity.

 I give you an example. Your company is almost going into bankruptcy because of debt and you are thinking should I just declare and go. While it is not bad in itself to declare bankruptcy, it is bad if you choose not to focus the things that are working in your life. So I’m just telling you this morning, lifeclass is just beginning. This is the first episode and I’m saying focus on what is working.

Still, I remain on Bartimaeus’  Story. You see, we need to get this clear. That some situations paralyze an aspect or facet of our lives, doesn’t mean our entire lives should remain at the mercy of those situations.

 

So you have this pain on your eyes and then you think because of that you’ll you’ll have to drop some things that people are benefiting from. There is this element in your body it is not God’s will for you to sick, but then you are what I’m saying is that you need to focus on other parts of your body that are not sick. And get healing for the other one that is sick. Every time you have something not work in your life, you also have an opportunity to get them working, If only you will focus on the ones that are working.

 

So pull up a sheet of paper this morning, and draw two lines. I mean create two columns. Label one column – things that are working, and the other – things that are not working. So make a list of the things that are working, maybe in your marriage, your family, business, body, finance, etc. Then make another list of those things that are not working. Then try to do a match.

You know those excercises we give to children where we tell them to match similar objects. Draw lines from the not-working column to the working and say – oh, with these, I think I can get these to work.

So now if on the list of things that are working, you have there that your marriage is working, your family is working, etc,  but on the other list of things not working, you have an item there that one of your children needs closer attention regarding his/her attitudes. You’ve seen counsellors and psychologists and all, but he/she still seems not to be getting right on track. Okay.

And then, maybe still on that not-working list, You have it there that your daughter’s marriage is not working fine. Since your own marriage is working, you can match that, You can match that to your daughter’s. You focus on what is working in your own marriage to save your daughter’s marriage. Rather than just keep focusing on things not working and ignoring the ones that are working.

 

 

I’ll see you again in the next lifeclass, but this morning, remember, focus on what is working. So in case you haven’t given your life to Jesus, because Jesus Christ is the master in making things work. I’d like you to follow me to say this prayer.

Lord Jesus. I thank you for this opportunity. I come to you today because you are the one who makes things work. You have started making things work right from the time you gave your life for me on the cross of Calvary. I know I have sins, but I also bring them to you. I confess them before you. I’d like you to save me and receive me into your kingdom. From today I am free. From today, things will begin to work in my life. Today particularly, lines will fall unto to me in pleasant places.

 

Thank you for saving me I am free, in Jesus mighty name.

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Let’s continue in episode 2 – tomorrow.