• What is Tithe? - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    *What is tithe?*


    ‘And all the tithe (tenth part) of the land, whether the seed of the land or the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s; it is holy to the Lord. 

    If a man wishes to redeem any part of his tithe, he shall add one-fifth to it.

    *Leviticus 27:30‭-‬31 AMP*

    Tithe is the first of every ten or the first 10% of all our income and it belongs to God.


    And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the first fruits — we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.

    *Romans 8:23 HCSB*

    It is the best or the first fruit we need to bring back to Him just as he gave his first and only son - our Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation.

    It means, it must be given first to the Lord. It must be put first in your budget and not last.


    These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept their virginity. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. 

    They were redeemed from the human race as the first fruits for God and the Lamb.

    *Revelation 14:4 HCSB*

    Tithe is Holy, pure before the Lord and our practice must show that. If we give in the end (which usually is impossible), it's like we have spoiled it with other budget lines.

    Once you have all your income - separate your tithe (even if you are not ready to give to God through your Priest by then).

    Remember! Tithe must be given to a Priest chosen by God or as the Priest instruct and not just anyhow.


    Furthermore, here [in the Levitical priesthood] tithes are received by men who are subject to death; but in that case [concerning Melchizedek], they are received by one of whom it is testified that he lives on [perpetually].

    *Hebrews 7:8 AMP*

    Your tithe is Holy, giving tithe is a fellowship, it's your contact point with the Lord - only if you understand that you are not giving to a man but God.

    God chose it that way so don't envy the receiver of your tithe if you want to get blessed.

    Each time you are bringing tithe to God, remove the physical - it's you and Him.

    . . . . . If a man wishes to redeem any part of his tithe, he shall add one-fifth to it.

    *Leviticus 27:31 AMP*

    The second part of our main text actually mean everybody tithes but to many it's unknowingly and unwillingly and because of that are not really blessed.

    Running away from tithing, is like tithing with an interest by force and without a blessing - You actually give your tithe plus 20% (one fifth) of it.

    *what does this mean*?

    If you are supposed to be giving MK 20,000 as your tithe monthly and you choose not to give. The Lord actually deducts MK 20,000 (10%) plus 4000 (20% of the tithe) - in total giving 24,000 forcefully without any blessing.

    But if according to the word, you do tithe and then die to other circumstances, you skipped knowingly (redeeming it) and you choose to give back - you bring 24, 000 and you are blessed.

    If you don't tithe, just know you tithe with interest unknowingly and you get no blessing. 

    And you wonder, how?

    The Lord takes back by removing protection on your money's as well as programmed blessings on your name - you make loses, thieves steal, no promotion, no contracts, no customers, no allowances, no workshops. 

    The loses you make in this category are far more than your tithe.

    Be wise and consider tithing your most important tool for rising in finances.

    Tithing is not really removing from what you had, it's spiritual and must be done in faith.

    This is why God says, try me in this and see if I am not going to open heavens for you.

    *I pray for you, may the good Lord grant you the grace to start giving what belongs to Him, in Jesus mighty name!*

    10m - May 23, 2023
  • Keys to recognize your breakthrough is near - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    *Keys to recognize your breakthrough is near*


    As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. 

    I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him?

    *Psalms 42:1‭-‬2 NLT*

    _ I thirst for thee_

    Do you ever feel the urge to be with the Lord?, The hunger to pray, to be in the word, to be in a place of worship - to just be surrounded by the worshipping atmosphere?

    Hunger always call for something - before you eat, there must be hunger.

    Before you are filled or blessed, there must be a longing desire to be filled or to be with the one who blesses.


    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.

    *Matthew 5:6 NKJV*

    There is no filling without the calling to be filled.

    If you want to take advantage of the kingdom system for your success, then you need to better discern the times.

    I am sharing with you, two things you need to note before the Lord blesses you.

    You need to know when the Lord is about to descend to bless you.

    How do you know you are about to be blessed?, Knowing that someone wants to give you something is enough preparation for receiving.

    How do you know you are about to receive?, Firstly - 

    1. *There is hunger within you to be with the Lord*. . .

    Suddenly, your desire to be with the Lord just hits another level, you just want to be in prayer, a place of fellowship, you just need to be reading the Bible, listening to the word.

    When you feel like praying more. . . .

    It's a sign

    When you feel like fasting. . .

    It's a sign that something is coming

    Your duty it's to be sensitive and never abort such a craving of the Spirit.

    Many times we abort our blessings by entertaining friends and other worldly things instead of nurturing the hunger God has given us.

    *David said, my Soul longs for you. . . .it's a sign. . .*

    What sign has the Lord given you that your life is about to change?, Have you understood it or are you walking in it?

    Another thing to note when the Lord is about to lift you is

    2. *Loneliness, loss of company or separation*

    When God wants to bless you, He will first give you a burden or situation which will separate you from others so You can be with him.

    It does not matter the kind of separation - some people can leave your life so you can be blessed

    Abraham was blessed even more when Lot separated from him

    Mary of Magaderene and two disciples went to the tomb of Jesus, but at the point when Mary remained alone, Jesus showed up.


    So Jehu left the others and went into the house. Then the young prophet poured the oil over Jehu’s head and said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I anoint you king over the Lord’s people, Israel.

    *2 Kings 9:6 NLT

    Jehu was anointed King of Israel when he went into the house leaving friends outside.

    Jacob sent forth the sons and the two wives ahead, and he remained alone for his name to be changed . . .


    This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break.

    *Genesis 32:24 NLT*

    And Jacob spoke, I will not leave you till you have blessed me - and Jacob was blessed, his name was changed from Jacob to Israel.

    Separate yourself, rock yourself in the room and pray, separate self and concentrate on the word of God to be illuminated with the light from above.

    *May the Lord grant you the grace to always hunger for him in Jesus name!*

    The grace to separate self, be upon you in Jesus name!

    Just like Jacob to Israel, your name is changing:

    Your tears will become laughter in Jesus name,

    Problems are being turned into a blessing, in Jesus name!

    You are strong and not weak in Jesus name!

    Those who despised you will honor, respect and lift you highly in Jesus name!

    Your name is favour, favour shall follow you all days of your life in Jesus name!

    *It is well, you are blessed today and forevermore in Jesus name!*

    11m - May 23, 2023
  • Making your Fasting Effective part 2 - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    *How to make our fasting effective part 2*


    “No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. 

    Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

    *Isaiah 58:6‭-‬7 NLT*

    As you purposefully or routinely choose to fast - there are thousands of orphans, widows,the aged, the poor around you - who are fasting on daily basis just because they don’t have food? Or no appetite just because justice is being denied to them due to their status of ''*being a no body in society*''  

    Take that which you have saved during your fasting and visit them - they will make your fasting effective. 

    Give and remember them in prayer and you will surely be remembered. 

    Your fasting could be meaningless if all that you did not eat, you take them at once in the evening. 

    Many of you are like that - the breakfast and lunch you skipped, you still take them at 4 pm and then have your usual dinner at 8 pm. Think of those not having what to eat, bless them with food or anything valuable.

    The bottom line is, extending love to others - let your sacrifice be a true sacrifice by letting it go to others.

    A sacrifice is called a sacrifice by its value - Do not start fasting just because there is no food in the house, or the quality of food is not of your type - do it when you have everything - remember its a sacrifice.

    What are you giving up in your fasting?. ....

    For mothers or fathers, make sure you still buy good relish for the children or the rest in the house while you embark into your 14 days fasting. 

    It is not Proper saving a good diet till you finish fasting - such fasting is not looked with favour before the Lord.

    Fasting is giving up something, the more you give up, the more it becomes effective

    Again, your fasting must be spiritual, the goal is to meet the Lord and not showing people how good you are at fasting.


    “And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get.  

    But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

    *Matthew 6:16‭-‬18 NLT*

    Your fasting is between you and God - don’t announce around or behave in away of showing off that you know how to pray - God remains silent in such kind of fasting. 

    However, group fasting - Church or family are encouraged since you have the common goal.


    Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news and begged the Lord for guidance. He also ordered everyone in Judah to begin fasting.

    *2 Chronicles 20:3 NLT*

    Group fasting must still be made known only to the group or members for its effectiveness.

    As a family, a Church or smaller gathering - there are situations which need group fasting.

    It could be Church growth, family curses or limitations - consider group fasting.

    When did you ever hold a family fasting?... . Or A group fasting?. . . .

    Group Fasting's are very important. . .

    You can organize for three days or 7 days With teachings and prayers during each day.

    This allows the Lord to heal your family and generational curses are uprooted.

    If you happen to organize a family fasting and am around your location, am always ready to be your guest during such moments to boost up your spirit with the word and prayer - you can always invite.

     *Family fasting is powerful*

    Another thing you need to engage during your fasting for tangible results is *Proper breaking*

    Don't break your fasting with one eye on the clock and the other on food whilst seated in Kitchen or dining.


    while I was still speaking in prayer and extremely exhausted, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me about the time of the evening sacrifice.

    *Daniel 9:21 AMP*

    Angels appear few minutes before breaking your sacrifice Or fasting and how you break your fasting matters.

    Angels will meet you in the prayer room, at the time when you are hungry and exhausted - they are searching for the praying man.

    Don't break your fasting without offering an evening sacrifice - that is a prayer whilst hungry and exhausted.

    End your fasting at a higher note in prayer, a prayer that will make you forget that its time up. Most answers are given as we finish the program.

     Many of you will be found in Kitchen 10 minutes before breaking your fasting, you must offer an evening sacrifice. . . .

    When your day was filled with the word, prayer and spiritual activities - you don't fill hungry to the point of simply waiting for time and food.

     *You must engage yourself spiritually during fasting. . .*

    Lastly, your fasting program is like a prayer offering to God, and prayer is a conversation - you need to hear what God has for you.

    Seeking does not stop at knocking the door, you must wait for the door to open. You must remain tuned to the voice of the Lord even after breaking your fasting.

    After the program or fasting, make sure you still remain close to God for the answers, he will speak while you are silent. Avoid more time on TV and other disturbing things.

    Have more quality time of yourself, just thinking, reflecting and meditating on the word of God.

    Like I have said, Fasting is like a prayer, you were talking to God, the moment you break, its time to now tune yourself to listen from God. . . .

     *Avoid TV, don't have more time on social media and chatting, be in your room just thinking.. . .the Lord will speak in your thoughts - fasting continues after the breaking time, be smarter.*

    As I close this serie of teachings on Fasting, let me just remind you that there are somethings in this life that will not hear prayer alone but with fasting. Make fasting as part of your life by scheduling it frequently.

    Jesus spoke in Matthew 17:21, 


    However, this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting. ”

    *Matthew 17:21 HCSB*

    Your situation has taken long my dear, . . . try mixing your prayer with fasting

     If you have fasted for 3 days as a long one. . .try 7 days. . . . . .

    If your long fasting was 21 days and never saw a change . . then try 28, 40. . .

    Sometimes we say to God, I will not break my Fasting till I see results. . . 100 days plus, can go, then 150, 200. . . whilst in search of your destiny.

    Its in your hands, don't let someone remote control your life

    *I pray for you, May your fasting be in line with scriptures today and may our heavenly father be faithful to your request and situations - in Jesus name!!!*

    18m - May 22, 2023
  • The Key to change - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    *The Key to change*


    Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 

    *Colossians 3:9-10 (NKJV)*

    The key to change is determined by a dual off/on switch - you must put off two things, the old man and its deeds - , that is - the evil spirit and the bad character he brought. Then you must put on the new man and His character, the good deeds of the Holy Spirit.

    Many are the same today, even after receiving Jesus because the new man was allowed to occupy the old wine skin.


    No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. 17 Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” 

    *Matthew 9:16-17 (NKJV)*

    The Bible is clearly stating to us that we must not play around with the Holy Spirit - if we invite Him, we must make sure to forsake all bad character and cloth ourselves with His nature. 

    If we still accommodate a bad character in our life, the scripture points to us that the worse can happen - meaning that it would have been better being ignorant of the Lord than knowing his path and choose not to walk in it.


    For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. 

    *2 Peter 2:21 (NKJV)*

    It is good to be sure with what we are doing, we cannot deceive God - no one saves two masters. Better to be in the old state than to invite the Holy Spirit and forsake Him through our deeds, behavior and character.

    The reason many of us don't change is because we maintain the same behavior that brought a problem

    Even if God delivers us, heals us - but if we still maintain the same character that brought the evil spirit, it means the evil spirit will still get attracted and continue facing the same problems.

    Actually, the Bible says the problem will be worse because the evil spirit will now invite other spirits to torment your life.

    The old man returns with more devastating powers should you still show the character he brought - he follows his fruit.


    When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. 

    44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 

    45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation. 

    *Matthew 12:43-45 (NKJV)*

    _When he finds it empty_ , why empty? - it means the Holy Spirit that replaced him has left the house for not being offered deeds and character He desires and no house or heart must remain empty, one will host either the Holy Spirit or an evil Spirit.

    A new birth or having the Holy Spirit is not enough but the conducive environment of the Holy Spirit - your deeds.


    As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 

    *Colossians 2:6 (NKJV)*

    Do not just receive Jesus, you must as well decide to start walking in Him.

    To walk in Jesus means showing forth the character of Jesus - we must partake both his Spirit and the behaviour that comes with Him.

    The Holy Spirit requires a new way of doing things - your character and behavior must change to suit Him.

    The Holy Spirit may not desire the songs you used to listen and watch, may not desire the movies and TV channels you used to watch.

    Do not stick to the fruits the evil one left, your biggest assignment once you receive Jesus is to uproot the behaviour in you the evil spirit has left.

    You cannot have both the Holy Spirit and the character of the evil one in one place - if not uprooted, it will mean the Holy Spirit leaving and the evil one coming with more power to reinforce the bad character he left.

    True change follows a change in behavior.

    Even if one receives Jesus but if the Holy Spirit resides in the same environment that nurtured the evil Spirit, then change is only temporary. 

    *I pray for you, may the good Lord grant you the desire to not only have Him - but also to walk in Him, in Jesus mighty name!*

    11m - May 21, 2023
  • Making the most of your time - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    Making the most of your time


    . . .they celebrated the Festival of Tabernacles with the required number of burnt offerings prescribed for each day.

    *Ezra 3:4b NIV*

    _prescribed for each day_

    A prescription in this context is a plan to carry out something, each day for the set period.

    For this set period, the Israelites had a plan spelled out on how they will spend each day.

    It means they were living each day on purpose - prescribed activities in order to achieve something.

    If we want to be successful in this life, then we need to take advantage of the little time we have.

    In the text we have read, the goal for the Israelites was to successfully celebrate a yearly festival - and for this to happen, activities were spelled out, planned out or prescribed for each day.

    In what season of the year are you?, What has the alpha and omega of your life instructed you to do? Why are you here on earth for?

    - If your goal as a student is to pass your exams, what activities have you planned out on daily basis to achieve this?

    - If your goal as a Christian is to grow spiritually, what daily activities have you planned out?

    - If your goal as a Pastor is to plant a Church, what is your daily prescription of activities

    - If your personal goal is to be debt free and become financial stable, what are you going to do each day to be successful?

    Take note of this, a win by the end of the year blossoms out of the desire to win each day - a focus on maximizing your daily 24 hours.

    Every man's life is in seasons and times, until you are able to figure out your season, times and daily activities will be disordered.

    Your season is like the goal and times being objectives. No matter how good an objective is, if it's out of season or does not achieve your current goal - then must be removed.

    Know your season, is it your planting season? - then stop eating your seed by pretending to be harvest time.


    To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: 

    I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied.

    *Ecclesiastes 3:1‭, ‬10 NKJV*

    What are you supposed to be occupied with? - thus your season and purpose.

    What is your daily prescription of activities to fulfil your purpose?, Unless you have this spelled out then you are not ready to grow and be successful.

    You do not have all the time to do everything - spend your time only on the things that lead you to your purpose and season.

    *Making the most out of your time is our text for today*

    How are you managing your time? You can recover almost everything whilst still alive here on earth, except time - 24 hrs. passed, it's gone for good.

    You must maximize your efficiency with time by setting your daily goals based on what you are currently being asked to do by your creator.

    God desires us to be productive here on earth and one of the strategy he wants us to use it's to be mindful of the time allocated to our life.

    We must be good stewards of time by making every unit of it counts.

    We can learn something from the camp of an enemy, 


    For they do not sleep unless they have done evil; And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall.

    *Proverbs 4:16 NKJV*

    Your enemy the devil : 

    - will not sleep until your promotion is stopped, 

    - Will not sleep until your contract has been hindered or terminated

    - Will not sleep until your relationship go sour

    - Will not sleep until your marriage plans have been stopped

    - Will not sleep until your marriage ends in divorce

    My question to you is:

    What do you have on your daily agenda that you will not sleep until it is done?

    Success emerges from all activities before a daily sleep - what have you spelled out to do before you sleep each day?

    You are what you do in each 24 hours given.

    If you knew the lengthy of time you have to fulfil your purpose here on earth - some of you could not be sleeping the way you do.


    “Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.

    *Psalms 39:4 NIV*

    This must be your prayer, your life is so brief for you to do everything - focus!

    The same brief moment you have to live here on earth, you want to be sleeping the whole day - wake up!

    *I pray that God will show you how brief your moment is here on earth and how huge your assignment is, in the mighty name of Jesus!*

    I want to leave you with this exercise, based on your current season or what you intend to do - 

    Write something, that I will not sleep until the following have been done:







    List them and be committed to achieve them each day.

     _Thus the way to grow and climb higher - your route to success._

    *God bless you as you take a step into maximizing your daily usage of time, be fruitful in Jesus name!*

    12m - May 19, 2023
  • Making your Fasting Effective part 1 - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    Making fasting effective part 1


    The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart.

    *Psalms 51:17 HCSB*

    Have you been fasting, and still not getting results? Or still feeling insecure in front of trouble? Here is the solution for you - compare your fasting with scriptures. 

    Fasting is a spiritual sacrifice, not everyone would want to fast - and it is important to understand the things that takes off eyes of God on our fasting or sacrifice.

    The greatest offering you can give to God is your broken spirit - an honest repentant heart.

    During your fasting, make sure to spare time and sweep around your heart - take all unwanted peace's of your heart and present them before God.

    Take all of me, and give me you. I can't trust my own spirit any more - I need your Holy Spirit.

    A repentant heart must be offered during your fasting so you can effectively yield results. 


    So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and fasting. I also wore rough burlap and sprinkled myself with ashes. I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: 

    “O Lord, you are a great and awesome God! You always fulfill your covenant and keep your promises of unfailing love to those who love you and obey your commands. 

    *But we have sinned and done wrong*. We have rebelled against you and scorned your commands and regulations.

    *Daniel 9:3‭-‬5 NLT*

    _but we have sinned and done wrong_

    Our strength in the Lord lies in the understanding of our own nature as men - destined to fail or die, we are mortals.

    No matter how strong we have grown, there is always time to be replaced - if we have not failed before, it means time is still coming for our fail.

    Such a revelation calls for humbleness - regularly create in you a state of incomplete within you before the Lord.

    Whenever you are fasting, this must be your first step - present your repentant heart to the Lord - then, you can focus on feeding the new heart with new wine - the desires of the Holy Spirit.

    When you deny yourselves the physical needs of this world, make sure that- the hall or gap you create is filled by Spiritual food. 

    Fasting is not only abstaining from food to be with the Lord, you must also stay away from other usual activities that eat up your time like watching movies, chatting with friends and the like. . . .


    But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

    *Matthew 4:4 NLT*

    Much of your time in that period you have specified should be devoted into *prayer - worshiping God*, 

    tell Him who he is, what he has done upon your life- 

    *read the bible and meditate upon his word*. 

    Jesus illustrated it that the substitute to the food we abstain is the scriptures. Without the scriptures and prayer - our fasting will be a burden to us as the physical pain will be so intense to the point of giving up. 

    Abstaining from food and then spending much of our time on TV, friends or our daily schedule will be of no help - total denial must be accompanied by total devotion to God - then our attention will shift from ourselves to the Lord. 

    our thinking will become more clearer and our ability to understand his plans will sharpen because we are not distracted by other things. 


    After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

    *1 Kings 19:12‭-‬13 NIV*

    Our God communicates through a gentle voice and if we are preoccupied with many things, we will not be able to hear Him speak.

    He speaks more to our life through our thought pattern and He demands a free state of our mind to express himself fully.

    You cannot see a vision while on TV or doing your usual schedule - you need to have time in isolation to listen from God - He speaks in silence and if you do not learn to tune in to the voice, you miss important signals from the Lord which were meant to bless your fasting period.


    My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

    *John 10:27 NIV*

    Bible study, praying time, repentance and time alone for meditation should be a substitute to whatever you abstain during your fasting then you will see God working upon your lives.

    *May the good Lord grant you the grace to effectively conduct your fasting, in Jesus name!*

    14m - May 18, 2023
  • At your word - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    *At thou word - I will do it*



    When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and let down  your nets for a catch.” 

     “Master,” Simon replied, “we’ve worked hard all night long and caught nothing! *But at Your word*, I’ll let down the nets.”

    *Luke 5:4‭-‬5 HCSB*

    *At thou word - I will do it*

    There is power in the word spoken by God through His true, chosen and proven servant here on earth. . .

    A word is enough to change your life if believed and carried out

    You do not need more words in prayer, but a word received in faith

    Looking at the word in Spirit, 

    Its not that fishes were there at that particular time when Jesus said throw your net for a catch, but at his voice - the voice of the creator their master, fishes complied and made themselves available.

    True and proven servants of God do not need to see your money for business, your job or contract - he or she speaks a word and the Spirit of God fulfills the spoken word - angels are dispatched to bring you a job.

    There is power in the word spoken by a true servant of God. . . . *at your word*

    You might have tried that business, and it never worked and you gave up.

    You might have tried farming in those crops and livestock - and you didn't see any gain and you lost everything.

    Today I come with yet another voice of the Lord, go back to that previous vision and plan

     It could be that you started alone without the creative voice of the living God - its time, take a step.

    *Go back to that business in the mighty name of Jesus!*

    *Your job is coming in the mighty name of Jesus!*

    *God is working on your marriage and relationship in the mighty name of Jesus!*

    *Receive your promotion in the mighty name of Jesus!*

    The Lord will make customers available, there will be enough rains and fertilizer for your crops - stand up in strength and re -focus.

    You might have given up on school, or re - sitting for an examination that would change your life forever, but if you go back at the command of this voice, I guarantee you a testimony - you will testify to have acquired that which you desired.

    *There will be success in your school, in the mighty name of Jesus!*

    You might have given up sending job seeking applications, but at today's voice I guarantee you success - *Apply and get a Job, in Jesus might name!*

    Today!, I want you to say "

    *at your word Lord, I will do*

    *at your word Lord, I believe*

    And your life will never be the same, God bless you.

    7m - May 11, 2023
  • Who is a wife? - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    Who is a wife?


    He who finds a wife finds a good thing,

    And obtains favor from the LORD. 

    *Proverbs 18:22 (NKJV)*

    _Who is a wife?_

    One simpler word that defines a wife is submission - wives are brides and it’s the nature of brides to submit.


    Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 

    *Colossians 3:18 (NKJV)*

    _as is fitting in the Lord_

    Which means to anything that is not a sin.

    Submission means doing anything one has been asked to and practically its lesser to the higher - submission is to the master and for this reason husbands are masters.

    Until you recognize that your husband is a master, then submission will be difficult and that will be the beginning of problems in your Christian home.

    Let's not allow teachings outside the Bible ruin our Christian homes.

    It is not everything that has a Bible quote means it is true and this is what Satan is using currently - he too says its written but does he interpret the mind of God?

    It's true the Bible talks of one flesh - the two shall become one, but that does not replace the design of God for the lesser to submit to the higher.


    Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 

    *Genesis 2:24 (NKJV)*


    and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?

     6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” 

    *Matthew 19:5-6 (NKJV)*

    Actually Jesus brought in the meaning of one flesh in Genesis - they must not be separated, one body, and not legs and hands apart.

    A hand does not say to the leg, "we are one and same, go and carry a cup of coffee a lone" - every part knows its duty and so it should be in a Christian home.

    You are one body as husband and wife but different roles to play - Most problems we have in a Christian home today emerges from the fact that the husband or wife is not doing the designated role according to the Bible - the mind of God.

    It is true that a woman was taken from the side of man, but that does not mean they are of the same level, such kind of teachings have brought disorder in the Christian home and everyone is in the driving sit, we cannot have two heads in a marriage.

    God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit are one - the Godhead, it is in the Bible but Jesus being God did not forget the system -

    He says, I do only what my father tells me to do - Submission.

    And He said am going but be happy that the Holy Spirit is coming, - He will guide you in all things, He will not speak on his own.


    However, 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. 

    *John 16:13 (NKJV)*

    Don’t be misled, allow the Christian home to operate the way God designed it.

    If you are a woman and experiencing problems in your family and God seem to be silent, ask yourself - am I a wife?

    To God, being a wife does not mean a mother of his children, or a ring on your finger - the wedding, noooooo! - to God, a wife is she who submits.

    If you don’t submit, no anointing will make your things work - you will keep on moving up and down seeing different servants of God in a fading hope.


    Submit because God says so, you will be judged for your own part and not the fact that the other side does not love - let God deal with the unloving husband.

    _(To teach on the husband's love in a separate teaching)_

    Submission is a difficult thing but God demands it even if you are currently doing more for the family due to your capabilities.

    Even if it is only you working

    Even if it is only you doing business

    Even if it is only you going to Church - win your husband by the good character you show.

    Your Character is a window for your husband to the Church you are going to - he will follow a change in character within you - doing the word of God.

    He did not only say don’t murder, don’t lie, don’t commit adultery - The same God also said, "wives, submit to your own husbands"


    For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 

    *James 2:11 (NKJV)*

    A wife submits to a husband as to the Lord.

    10m - May 9, 2023
  • Don't give up - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    *Keep Sowing good seed to your life*

    Every time you choose to do good in your life, is like sowing a good seed that you will surely harvest - don't stop doing good.

    Without wasting much of your time, let us read the word of God -


    Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.

    *Psalms 126:5 NKJV*

    God is looking at it all - your goodness not being appreciated, working tirelessly yet not seeing the fruits. . .

    He says don't worry, you shall without any doubt reap your harvest of goodness

    Keep on doing good, and you must not tire. . .

    Don't give up though it's frustrating, 

    don't stop though you see no any reward,. . . .

    Even when the word does not appear to be true with your own life - you must stick to the Lord. . . .

    You must stand in faith like Shadrech, misheck and Abednego. . . . 


    But even if He does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up.”

    *Daniel 3:18 HCSB*

    You must say, 

    "Even if I don't see results, I will stick to the Lord and will not give up"

    "Even if am not healed, not delivered, not supported, - I trust my God exist and am not giving up". . . .

    Your greatest sacrifice to the Lord is you obedience in time of pain - allow your tears to be that seed of glory, give up not for it's about time. . . .

    Job lost everything and in pain a seed of worship was delivered unto the Lord. . . .

    What next. . . 

    The Lord restored to Him double what was lost. . . . 

    Be faithful even at the point of death. .. .

     *Be assured of restoration in Jesus name!*

    *The key for restoration is not seeking what you lost. . .*

    Apart from remaining faithful to the point of death. . . .

    Look at what Job did. . . . 


    And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

    *Job 42:10 NKJV*

    *Job received double after doing what?*

     _Finish up if you are following. . . ._

    Your restoration is coming - but first. . . .be bold enough to pray for those who have disappointed you, those responsible for your miserable life, - it means love and forgiveness. . . .

    Pray for them. . . .

    He is God, and no blame can be taken to him - He is always right and therefore everything becomes right for them who fears the Lord - it is well, take heart.

    The word of God becomes powerless if there are no testimonies - your pain and hardships are a seal to the word of God that will come out of you - you need to be in prison before crowed the prime minister. . . .

    Just know you are on your way to greatness - no greater man is without scars.

    The shame, the pain, tears, disappointments, frustrations, unappreciated and loss - becomes your sacrifice to the Lord if you remain faith even to the point of death - the smoke of that Sacrifice goes up to the Lord as a smelling aroma and coming back with a lifting to your life.

    Don't abort your lifting by your unforgiving spirit, your anger and the heart of giving up - keep moving in faith.

    *I pray that the Lord will grant you the boldness to move on - in the mighty name of Jesus!*

    8m - May 7, 2023
  • Jesus is Coming - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    Jesus is Coming


    You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

    *Psalms 17:3 NKJV*

    What have you purposed to do, that will honor God in your life?

    *Jesus is coming! Are you ready?*

    If Jesus was to come this very minute, what is He going to find in you?

    Be a full time follower of Jesus, let him find you ready at any hour of the day, any day of the week, any week of the month, and any month of the year.

    Many of us become spiritual only on Sundays, and yet some only during the day - Jesus is coming! And will come like a thief.

    If He comes this Friday, are you ready for his coming?, if he checks on you on Wednesday night. . .will you be ready?

    The question is, who is ready for the coming of Jesus?

    • Is not a person who goes to Church every day or every Sunday

    • Is not a person who reads and teaches the Bible

    • Is not a Pastor or a man of God

    You are ready if you are doing the word of God.

    18m - May 6, 2023
  • For How long should I fast - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    *For how long does one need to fast*

    You can fast for a day, three days, or as many days as 21 or 40 or even more. 

    you can have a full fast-dry or drinking only liquids, or partial fast-taking only fruits and vegetables like Daniel-water and juice. 

    Day and night makes 1 day - what we mostly call two days or three days fasting are actually partial fasting.


    And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

    *Genesis 1:13 ESV*

    Partial as to sun top to sundown. 

    A fourty day fast is to seek God for greater sense of authority - where it has been lost, as in Jesus fast-Matt 4.

     As Christians, we need to go into fasting atleast once in a week for us to remain strong in God - even if there is non to pray for. Lets equip ourselves and remain strong in the Lord.

    As I said before, fasting is a sacrifice and no honorable sacrifice goes without a blessing. 


    When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord . Abel also brought a gift—the best portions of the firstborn lambs from his flock. 

    The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.

    *Genesis 4:3‭-‬5 NLT*

    When you fast, you present your bodies to God as a gift or a living sacrifice.

    Abel and Cain both presented a gift to God but it was Abel's sacrifice that was accepted.

    The need to be accepted is what now drives Christians to either full, dry, or partial fasting.

    Every fasting is permissible but not every fasting is acceptable. . . .

    If you have fasted before and seen no answer, then try another kind of fasting. . . . 

    This is where we are going - 

    Keep following. . . .


    May He remember all your offerings and accept your burnt offering. Selah

    *Psalms 20:3 HCSB*

    Now it's no longer burnt offerings but our own bodies - but the principle remains the same -is your sacrifice special, pleasing and acceptable?


    Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.

    *Romans 12:1 HCSB*

    The principle of sacrifice is by *how much* have you sacrificed and *for what*, the two must be well balanced and so is fasting.

    What is the extent or the dimension of what you want to receive?


    The next morning a group of Jews got together and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.

    *Acts of the Apostles 23:12 NLT*

    These people went to unlimited days dry fast, why? because they did not want to kill just an ordinary person, but the anointed man of God - Apostle Paul.

    Your fasting will depend on what you really want.

    It also means your enemies fast so that you fall down - as a Christian you need to have more than one Spiritual weapon. . . prayer and fasting is not just enough. . .

    Dry, full or partial fast only describes the extent someone is able to offer his own body as a sacrifice, and so are the number of days. 

    Again number of days will give you whether it should be dry or partial looking at the physiological system of the body.

     The level of sacrificing self is determined by what you want to achieve at the end of your fasting. 

    *Let's illustrate for instance*:

    *1 day fasting be it dry or partial* - one will do it just to be close to God, to stay alive in Spirit. One can plan it to be on weekly basis - fasting with or without any petition. The purpose is to be stable in Spirit and one is readily available for any challenge that would come.

    *Dry fasting* means one will not even drink water for the set period. Usually three days can biologically sustain a person without taking anything. Others call it the Esther fasting.


    Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.”

    *Esther 4:15‭-‬16 NLT*

    *3 days dry*

    Here, death threat was at stake not to only the Jews but even to Esther who wanted to rescue them by appearing before the king without formal arrangement.

    Do this fasting only when a situation equivalent to death is at stake in your life. Sometimes you can discern the spirit of death in someone or self - it's this kind of fasting that can reverse, not only skipping lunch. You can also have deadly situations in your life, apply this.

    At all cost. . .

    - you need a job

    - you need promotion

    - you need to pass an exam

    . . . .any deadly situation in your life requires 3 day and night dry. . . .not food, no water

    It's all about the revelation, application and to the extent of sacrifice, never should you say am not Esther, Daniel or Jesus. Some say if you rise up and pray at midnight even if it's just 10 minutes, it will be like 3 days fasting.

    *21 days - Daniel partial*

    Here days were long, and Daniel was not a free person - was like a slave, had to submit to the earthly masters too in terms of hard work. He opted to change diet from usual hard food to just fruits so he can be close to God.

    I recommend partial for those whose work is more physical than in the Office. . . 

    You can skip breakfast. ..or whatever

    Or you can choose to eat only fruits. . . 

    Or only fluids. . .. .

    Or just few hours during the day.. .. 

     *This is partial. . .*


    When this vision came to me, I, Daniel, had been in mourning for three whole weeks. All that time I had eaten no rich food. No meat or wine crossed my lips, and I used no fragrant lotions until those three weeks had passed.

    *Daniel 10:2‭-‬3 NLT*

    He did this because he saw hardships and war in a vision. 

    One can reap hardships and confusion that will lead to death for not taking the right decision - death both physically and spiritual.

    Do such fasting if you are at that level of risk. . . not death but to avoid something that would lead to death.

    do partial fasting also when your daily task demands you to really work very hard, to use more of your muscles. . .provided there is time for prayer, meditation and reflection.

    *40 days fasting* Jesus

    Just after fasting, Jesus started his ministry. Ministry is something that shoulders the burdens of a lot of people and a good preparation is needed.

    if you want to impact a lot of people in a certain way, be it opening a company, organization, school and something similar, this kind can prepare you.

    Before entering into marriage or a relationship - you can seriously consider this and then God directs you.

    To men and women of God, I can advise this kind at least once a year. . . .to prepare spiritually for the other year.

    You need to know that as followers to a man of God, you receive from God through him.

    you do not receive from a man of God because he is a man of God. You receive based on the capacity and to the extent he has sacrificed self for the sake of you.

    A man of God will fast so that you can receive

    He will be praying for you to receive while you watching a movie

    Sometimes he will not sleep just to make sure he hears something about you.

    The bible says, in his house are both vessels of honor and those of dishonor - in his house, meaning both saved or both men of God. Honor comes because of the extent someone has sacrificed self.

    In summary, types of fasting are simply levels, the extent one should sacrifice his own body as a living sacrifice in order to get lifted in Spirit.

    We have not been lifted the same way in Spirit - it's not by just grace, but the extent we chose to ignore our own body.

    17m - Apr 29, 2023
  • The Secondary Reasons for Fasting - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    The Secondary reasons for fasting


    Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news and begged the Lord for guidance. He also ordered everyone in Judah to begin fasting. So people from all the towns of Judah came to Jerusalem to seek the Lord’s help.

    *2 Chronicles 20:3‭-‬4 NLT*

    *The Secondary reasons for fasting*

    Sometimes we may purposefully go into fasting to seek God and know His will in a particular situation. You may be prompted to seek God for *guidance and protection*

    Reading 2 Chronicles 20:3-4, we see that

    Jehoshaphat received news that enemies were attacking his territory and this terrified him and decided to seek the Lord in prayer and fasting.

    Enemies can attack your family, your marriage, your business, your work place, - an attack on something that has an impact to a group of people. You can in this case seek direction and protection through prayer and fasting.

    This is the group fasting, for instance a Church can be under attack and all Church members can declare fasting to seek protection from the Lord or to make things start working.

    ○ In Esther 4:16, a person's life was at risk and favour to preserve life was sought before God in prayer and fasting.

    the Bible says, 


    “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.”

    *Esther 4:16 NLT*

    Esther was supposed to meet the King without being summoned which was against the law and with a death penalty. 3 days dry Fasting was done and favor was granted - life was saved and request granted.

    There are situations in our lives which translate to death in our life, for instance:

    No exam fee or no fees, no writing exams

    No interview, no job

    No passing, withdrawal from the University

    Family miscarriages, unstable marriages, family limitations - these are situations which require seeking God in prayer and fasting.

    • You can go fasting to Intercede for others - the unsaved, nation, sick and those in any trouble - 

    Reading the bible in. . . 


    When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven.

    *Nehemiah 1:4 NLT*

    We see, Nehemiah was so concerned about the welfare of the Jews - he did not feel well when he herd of trouble, attacks and instability over the people of God and then declared prayer and fasting for the people.

    Sometimes we need to forget ourselves and seek the goodness of others - interceding.

    • God answers prayer yes but when it comes to interceeding for others-we move the heart of God and answers are manifested quickly.

    Interceding is like taking the role of Jesus - when he was on earth, he died for everyone so we can be saved - a sacrifice. Sacrificing our comfort for others through fasting is our call as Christians. Check around the neighborhood:

    - We have the Youth displaying reckless behavious

    - Children not going to school

    - Corruption around community, work place and the country

    Its not that God doesnt see these things - He is actually waiting for you to do something so He can act - your prayer and fasting over things of concern makes a difference. Fill the gap through prayer and fasting for your community, family, region or the country.

    Sometimes you need to engage prayer and fasting to change a bad prophecy, . . . - not all prophecies are meant to be fulfilled, some needs to be cancelled - they come as a warning. But in this generation, everybody wants to prove the point - I saw this, I said it. Men and women of God are seeking recognition. 

    Reading *Jonah 3:4-10*, 

    we see that Jonah spoke the mind of God to the people of Nineveh which was a warning or bad news and all people reponded with prayer and fasting seeking God's mercies.

    The bible in Jonah 3:5 reads. . . .


    The people of Nineveh believed God’s message, and from the greatest to the least, they declared a fast and put on burlap to show their sorrow.

    *Jonah 3:5 NLT*

    Each time we receive a bad news concerning our lives - be it the mind of God or that of Satan, we must seek God's mercies through prayer and fasting.

    At times we are faced by situations whereby we do not know what to do or that we don't understand - we need clarification and direction. Fasting can be engaged To understand, focus or ask for clarification

    When we read Daniel 9:3, the bible says - Daniel


    So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and fasting. I also wore rough burlap and sprinkled myself with ashes.

    *Daniel 9:3 NLT*

    Upon learning something from Prophet Jeremiah that Jerusalem will be a desolate at a point in future - He fasted to seek direction and then something was revealed into him.

    Sometimes, all we need is to stop, pause, sit down and reflect over our life. Asking God to identify in us the things preventing us from experiencing his power - *humbling ourselves before the Lord*.

    Lets read a text here, . . . .


    “Also the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall humble yourselves [by fasting] and present an offering by fire to the Lord.

    *Leviticus 23:27 AMP*

    God is Holy and if we want to meet Him, then we also need to be holy. 

    Fasting helps us achieve the nature of God in our lives - we allow the fire of the Lord to consume in us that which is not needed. 

    Fasting provides the refining fire we need in our Christian life. Some behaviors will not just go without the refining fire.

    We can also fast as a way of humbling ourselves before the Lord upon hearing the judgement because of our sins or acts.

    Some of us deserve no success, goodness, favor, or blessings from God just because of how recklessly we have lived.

    It's time to go down in prayer and fasting seeking for the mercies of the Lord.

    Reading 1 Kings 21:27-29, we see that 


    But when Ahab heard this message, he tore his clothing, dressed in burlap, and fasted. He even slept in burlap and went about in deep mourning. Then another message from the Lord came to Elijah: “Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has done this, I will not do what I promised during his lifetime. It will happen to his sons; I will destroy his dynasty.”

    *1 Kings 21:27‭-‬29 NLT*

    Despite evil actions Ahab did, his humbling before the Lord earned him favor at least during his life time.

    Once in a while, learn to humble yourselves through fasting - stay alone in Spiritual retreat and reflect over your life and you seek God's mercies.

    When we read 2 Chronicles 16:12


    In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a serious foot disease. Yet even with the severity of his disease, he did not seek the Lord’s help but turned only to his physicians.

    *2 Chronicles 16:12 NLT*

    We see how King ASA died, for not turning to God even after knowing he was wrong and acted against God.

    Humbleness through fasting can earn us a second chance in everything

    *May the God Lord bless you as you take a step of living your life as a sacrifice to God, in Jesus mighty name*.

    13m - Apr 28, 2023
  • The Primarily Reason for Fasting - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    The primarily reason for fasting

    *Why do we need to fast, Once in a while*

    *Do you ever see the need to fast in your life?*

    Why is it important to fast?

    What happens when you don't fast?

     Before we can read our text, I want you to know that the primarily goal of fasting is to be with the Lord - you do not need any prayer point or situation to trigger you into fasting.

     Nevertheless, your understanding of spiritual things will help you to raise your fasting gear.

    Let's read the word. . . . 


    When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under a curse: neither to eat nor to drink until they had killed Paul.

    *Acts 23:12 HCSB*

    We can call these Jews to be messengers of Satan. . . 

    They agreed not to eat or drink till they have killed Paul. . .

    My question to you is, 

    *What makes you think no one is fasting for your downfall?*

    *What makes you think no one has sacrificed something on the altar of Satan just to make sure there is no progress in your life?*

    You must fast to cancel whatever Satan has wired against your life.

    *If the messengers of Satan can fast against our lives, what are we doing to avoid such attacks?*

    Someone could be fasting till he sees you not getting married. . ..

    Someone could be fasting till your job and businesses end. . . ..

    Are you sure you can't see the reason to go fasting once in a while?

    Whatever you lost or got limited to, through Satanic Sacrifice against your life requires another spiritual sacrifice to be lifted

     - this is why Jesus said, 

    "This kind does not go with only Prayer, but also adding fasting"

    You need to take fasting as your main spiritual weapon, third from acts of righteousness and your prayer life.

    You must have a *three check list troubleshooter* should you see that your things are not working: you must first look at your obedience to the word - it's doing the word that make us Holy and not listening or teaching the word.

    1. God is Holy, so should you - Are you doing the word? - acts of righteousness. Then you need to know that 

    2. Weak Christians can't win - winners Pray, how is your prayer life?, Jesus said man aught always to pray. Then lastly check 

    3. Your love for God - you love by the heart and the question is, Who has your heart? 

    Your true measure of God's love is seen in your giving and sacrifices. 


    Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.

    *1 John 2:15 NLT*

    How much more are you willing to give up just to be with God?

    - are you ready to go without breakfast and lunch for the next 14 days?

    - are you ready to stay off your TV, movies, football, . . . .just to have more time with the Lord?

    You cannot have both God and the world at the same time - one must be given up.

    To give up a thing of this world for God is what we call Sacrifice - Fasting is a Sacrifice.

    There is no grace for fasting. . . It's a Spiritual Sacrifice, remember from the previous episode. . . .

    Jesus said man shall not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. . .

    It means the substitute of physical food must be spiritual food - spending time in the word as well as praying during your fasting.

    Whenever you are fasting, just make sure you are supplying yourself with the word of God

    Fasting is not just abstaining from food but rather abstaining food to be more close to the Lord

    *What happens when you choose not to go fasting in your life?*

    From the bible, you will see that. . . 

    Our first sin to the World came because of food. . . .

    The Israelites were captives in Egypt because of food. . . In search of corn. . .

    Let's read the verses


    The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, *and he ate it, too*.

    *Genesis 3:6 NLT*

    Underline this, "*and he ate it too*"

    Imagine if Adam was fasting during this time. . . .

    Most of our problems are coming from the craving of food. . .

    When you fast, you detach yourself from the physical world - the things of this world.

    Satan uses things of this world including food, so the moment you choose to regularly fast, you are like disconnecting Satan from reaching you.


    And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”

    *Genesis 3:11 NKJV*

    The question is, . . . .

    *Have you eaten?*

    Those who fast don't eat anyhow. . . And in a process, they avoid food prepared on the table of an enemy.

    Those who love eating usually miss the voice of God and eventually missing their destiny

     Look at Esau, he lost his birthright because of food. ..

    Some of you, the gap between you and your breakthrough is only a three day fasting - but you know no fasting at all.. . . .

    All you say is, at the right time - heavens will open up. . . .in fact heaven will respond to your fasting, God is waiting for you.

    Start fasting at a deeper level with understanding, make it your routine - a way of living.

    You do not need a special prayer point or situation to go fasting - The main goal of fasting is to seek the presence of the Lord 

    The purpose is to remain strong in God because we never know the kind of challenge we might face but since the Spirit of the Lord knows, He may direct us into it. 

    *God bless you as you take a deeper step into forsaking the world for Jesus*. . .

     Next, we will look at secondary reasons for fasting apart from alignment or staying close to God.

    *May the good Lord grant you the spirit of laying down, you will let the world go just to be with the Lord, in Jesus mighty name!*

    12m - Apr 27, 2023
  • What Fasting really is - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    *What Spiritual Fasting is*


    For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry. During that time the devil came and said to him,

     “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” But Jesus told him, “No! 

    The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

    *Matthew 4:2‭-‬4 NLT*

    In the text above, we learn what actually Spiritual Fasting is. Due to fasting, Jesus was hungry and the devil thought He needed food - but look at the answer. . . 

    _Man shall not live on bread a lone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God_

    It means the substitute of bread or physical things it's actually Spiritual nourishment.

    Fasting is not abstaining from food - its abstaining from food to seek God in Prayer and word. If you are not seeking God then you are not fasting

    Fasting is a spiritual discipline that helps us centre our attention on the Lord and discover his will so we may act according to it.

    We have spiritual fasting and medical starvation - If you abstain from food and never seek the Lord in prayer and his word, then thus starvation and never spiritual fasting.

    Many of us are like this, we say we are fasting yet we are full of chatting, watching movies, moving around till its time to break our fasting. . .that is starvation or hunger strike

    Fasting is not a gift, its a sacrifice God has designed for our lifting both spiritual and physical.

    Fasting is difficult and thus why it is a sacrifice and spiritually, every sacrifice comes with a reward.

    Don't allow food to take away your blessing or the encounter with God that will change your life forever.

    Let me read a scripture for you. . . 


    Esau said to Jacob, “I’m starved! Give me some of that red stew!” (This is how Esau got his other name, Edom, which means “red.”) 

    “All right,” Jacob replied, “but trade me your rights as the firstborn son.” “Look, I’m dying of starvation!” said Esau. “What good is my birthright to me now?”

    *Genesis 25:30‭-‬32 NLT*

     Esau lost his birthright to Jacob because of food, he could not withstand without eating. How much more blessings have you lost for refusing to go fasting?

    Every fasting has a spiritual blessing attached and each time you do not fast you lose a blessing and everytime you fast you get blessed.

    Many of us are like Esau, we are not ready to suffer just for a while and the moment we satisfy our body - we lose our blessings spiritually.

    Sometimes you will have to choose between a blessing from God or food, 

    be very careful with the food that comes at the middle of your meditation with God - its like God is asking you to choose between the two.

    Its not enough to say I have prayed, I have read the bible, so let me eat - there is a spiritual consequence for lusting over the flesh, displine your body once in a while.

    Jesus did not say, "if you fast". . .he said, " when you fast", meaning that, fasting is not an option, its a must for every Christian who wants to grow and become successful.

    Lets read this verse. . . .


    “And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get.

    *Matthew 6:16 NLT*

    What food does to your physical body its what fasting does to your spiritual life. You can not please both the flesh and the Spirit - choose one.

    Fasting brings us closer to God-strengthens us so that we remain equipped for anything unknown ahead of us. 

    Jesus was tempted after his 40 days of fasting and managed to contain the demands of the devil since it was time when He was closest to God through fasting. 

    Fasting should involve total denying of ourselves-abstaining from food as well as various activities we usually do for a certain period of time one may desire. 

    11m - Apr 22, 2023
  • All of you for all of God - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    All of you for all of God

    If you are under the sound of my voice right now, just know your light has come and your life will never be the same.

    Without wasting much of your time, let us read the word of God -

     2 Chronicles 20:13


    Now all Judah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children, stood before the Lord .

    *II Chronicles 20:13 NKJV*

    The Bible says, all Judah. . . .

    *God demands all of you before He can take over your life*

    As much as you want all of God in your life, God too demands all of you - your life, your business, your job, your talents, spiritual gifts, strength, finances, relationships and all that which was entrusted to you.

    All of you must stand before God - your heart, desires, your time and strength must be handed over to God, then be assured of the manifestations of God in your life.

    You must seek God in your marriage and relationship whilst your talents, experiences and finances are channeled towards kingdom expansion - bring all of you to God and your life will dramatically change.

    The Bible in Matthew 6:33 says, "seek you first the Kingdom of God and everything you need will follow you"

    Jeremiah 29:13 says, "you will seek and search for me but you will find me on condition and that is - if you seek me with all your heart.

    As a Christian, it's time you need to forsake everything worldly in order to find the Lord.

    No man can serve two masters, you must forsake the other to love another - one does not seek God's intervention in his or her marriage whilst entertaining corruption at work place, while sleeping around in adultery, speaking lies and stealing - all of you must be presented to God.

    That you alone are serving God is not enough - God wants the whole of your family, sometimes you need to present all family shortfalls before the Lord by fasting and praying for your family - Every demonic association you and the family tolerates, becomes an altar fighting against the plan of God upon your life as well as your family - you must deeply cry in prayer for your entire family to be presented before God - Life is spiritual.

    Pray with me this Prayer:

    Lord Jesus, I come before you in a prayer of ages, take away more of me - 

    - My desires, I give you

    - My time, have it

    - My appetite, I give you

    - My heart, my Soul, my Mind and my strength - all belongs to you oooh Lord

    In exchange father, grant me the privilege of having *ALL OF YOU*, in Jesus mighty name, Amen!

    *May your light never glow dim, you will shine like never before in Jesus name!*

    5m - Apr 20, 2023
  • Dominance Over Satan- Apostle Joseph Simwela

    Born for dominance

    Salvation is not all you need to be fighting for - you have been saved to serve God and you cannot serve God without dominating Satan.

    You do not serve God with your human power, God is Spirit and you need *Spiritual power* to serve him.

    Salvation is for all, and has no ranking - one is either saved or unsaved but when it comes to Spiritual power or to operate in the supernatural - believers are ranked?

    You need this power (Spiritual) - to serve the Lord

    Your purpose as a believer is to transfer the perfect will of God from God's realm (heaven) to earth - to your life and the surrounding.

    The Bible says,

    *Your Kingdom come, as it is in heaven. . .*

    You were born to establish the Kingdom of God on earth by the use of Spiritual power - the anointing

    When we talk of the anointing, many think it's the subject of men of God, the Apostles, prophets, evangelists e t.c. . .

    Take note of this,

    The will of God may be that you get married and settle, but Satan too has his own mind about your life - and Satan will initiate a *warfare against* the plan of God on your life.

    If there is no anointing within you to make manifest the will of God in your life, then the works of Satan in your life becomes obvious - 

    - no promotion at work despite working for so long

    - No job despite having all the needed qualifications

    - no rising in your business, career, ministry

    - Sickness becomes part of your life

    The anointing/power of the Holy Ghost or Spiritual stamina is needed for every Christian

    The more Spiritual stamina you have - the more the possibilities in your life - it's like the purchasing power

    Your Spiritual stamina is proportional to the degree at which you have given up the world and everything in it - for Jesus.

    Thus *The 🗝️*

    Nothing just happens - excellency is a choice and not a chance.

    Salvation is not all you need - you must win in heaven as well as here on earth.

    Here on earth we have Satan and you need Spiritual stamina to stand out.

    Your daily living should not be categorized as sin or without sin.

    It's not enough to stay away from sin - focus on bringing the perfect will of God in your . . .

    - life

    - business

    - career

    - marriage

    - job

    - family

     *This requires a highly ranked spiritual stamina*


    *How much power do you have to serve the Lord, to bring the perfect will of God to your life and the surrounding?* 

    How do you get this power?

    How do you keep increasing it?

    When good things stop happening in my life - I know my spiritual power bank is low to empty and I need to recharge.

    Some possibilities will not manifest in your life when your spiritual power bank is at 60%. . . Until you hit 85%, you will keep begging for promotion, workshops, contracts, appreciation, stable relationship, stable marriage - you need the *power of God* to make manifest the mind of God in your life.

    Power is for servant hood - you get empowered to serve

    The more you are willing to serve- the more you are empowered

    Let me read you a text. . . .. 


    “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. 

    You cannot serve God and *mammon* [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord].

    *Matthew 6:24 AMP*

    The secret to more Spiritual stamina dwells in forsaking the mammon in your life

    Whatever you give much attention to, much time and concern before the Lord - is your mammon, and thus where your heart is. . .


    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

    *Matthew 6:21 NKJV*

    Where your heart is, it's enough clue to the state of your *Spiritual power bank.*


    My son, give me your heart, And let your eyes observe my ways.

    *Proverbs 23:26 NKJV*

    The key to the anointing lies in handing over your heart to the Lord - surrendering your time and desires to the Lord.


    “Everything is permissible,” but not everything is *helpful* . “Everything is permissible,” but not everything *builds up.* 

    *1 Corinthians 10:23 HCSB*

    Those who focus on serving the Lord, *staying without sin* will not be the only criteria for living but getting the most out of their 24 hours given.

    - they will start viewing watching series as unprofitable and not really a sin

    - watching football becomes unprofitable

    - long chatting with friends, partying and reading some materials become unprofitable. . .

    Whatever is helpful, whatever builds up - that one, you must do

    Your time is not for everything even if it's not a sin *(permissible)*


    Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

    *Ephesians 5:15‭-‬16 ESV*

    The free time you are enjoying now - use it on prayer, . . .

    Use it fasting. . .

    Use it reading the Bible

    Use it reading spiritual books

    Use it listening to/watching anointed Servants of God

     *Something that is helpful and builds up* - focus on it

    You were created to serve the Lord, to bring the mind of God in everything you do - you need the power of God to do this.

     *Power comes when you give up the world and everything in it for Jesus. . .*


    Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

    *1 John 2:15 ESV*

    Your love for God is measured by the degree of time you give Him - your heart.

    *God bless you, as you decide to dominate over Satan in your life. . .*

    10m - Apr 17, 2023
  • Change from within

    A Change From within

    If you are under the sound of my voice right now, just know your light has come and your life will never be the same

    Without wasting much of your time, let us read the word.


    _Romans 2:21-22 (ESV)_

     21 you then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?

    Many times, we fail to affect others because we ourselves have not been affected - you cannot give that which you do not have.

    The Spirit of the Lord that does not have any effect in us, cannot have an effect in those people around us - change must start from within ourselves.

    Paul was actually surprised, he saw what was not supposed to be among preachers and teachers. You must carefully look at those you are following and see to it that they a good example to follow.

    Paul Said in 1 Corinthians 11:1, _follow me as I follow the example of Jesus_,

    A leader does not say, do as I say - he says, do as I do.

    We do not follow someone just because he says it - follow doers of the word, this world is now full of Hippocrates. Be smart.

    When we read Matthews 7:22, we learn that Jesus knows us not by teaching and preaching the word or doing the miraculous - doing the word is what identifies us with Christ.

    Take your time today and vet your life - ask yourself questions - how am I living? Am I doing the word?, Who am I following? Am I following Jesus in men or a man in an earthly vessel?

    God bless you as you reflect on the questions today - till next time, walk in the light you see.

    3m - Mar 6, 2023
  • The main goal of Prayer - Apostle Joseph Simwela

    The main goal of Prayer

    If sometimes you feel like quitting to pray, then this is your message, follow it to the end to know exactly why we need to pray. . . Let's read the text


    . . . for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!

    Matthew 6:8b NLT

    Before we can even pray, God knows what we want - we do not pray more hours or consistently so we can be heard - the goal of prayer is mainly for us to hear God speak.

    The greatest gift and grace you need right now is to hear God speak. . . .

    Prayer is a dialogue and like any other communication, you must speak and hear - without hearing, your prayer life is incomplete

    It's being childish in Spirit to say, "I can not pray any more since answers seem not to be received - the main goal of prayer is not to be heard but rather, to hear God speak.

    *Why are you praying child of God?*

    Pray to hear God speak - God does not speak because you want to hear him speak, He will speak when you are ready to hear him

    God is Spirit and his worshipers must worship him in Spirit and in truth - if you want to hear God speak, then you must turn yourself into a spirit being

    You are ready to hear God speak if your spirit is well tuned with the spirit of God - this can take you 5 min, 30 min, 2 hrs, 7 hrs or even years of praying.

    Prayer is an art of hearing God speak - it must be learned and practiced.

    The tool for prayer is your heart and not words - God responds to and speaks to a heart - better have a heart that is right with the Lord than many words or 7 hr tongues.

    You have not finished praying until God speaks - the main goal of prayer

    Let me give you a text. . . .


    When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.

    *II Chronicles 7:1 NKJV*

    The Lord does not respond just because you have prayed - He shows up when you have finished praying, 

    Many of us don't finish praying and this is why our lives are the same

    Pray until you have finished praying - you have finished praying if the Lord walks through the channel of your heart to touch you.

    We pray to hold our heart for the Lord till it's turned into a Spirit. . .

    Many of us, our heart keeps jumping up and down for the Lord to touch whilst we pray - the same praying heart is recalling a movie watched, is grieving, is worried about current life, is singing a song heard at a party, talking or checking on to a lady or man you just met. . . .the unstable heart in prayer.

    God will not speak till you have tamed your heart in prayer - it may take long for those who do not guard their heart.

    Let me read another text. . . 


    Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.

    *Proverbs 4:23 HCSB*

    Your heart is your life source - it is where the Lord needs to dwell and supply you with all you need.

    How guarded is your heart?

    Watch the picture, scenes and scenarios that comes in mind whilst you pray - they may be for or against hearing the voice of God

    guard your heart above all else.

    It's not a sin to take time watching a movie, football, worldly music and attending events - many times we do it for the sake of our heart that needs to meet the Lord.

    When you grow into seeking the voice of the Lord - you will realize that sin is not only what the Bible says it's sin, but whatever prevents the Spirit man in you to twine with the Spirit of the Lord becomes a sin to you.

    *God bless you as you take another level into praying effectively. . . .*

    For more podcast like this one, just search *apostle Joseph Simwela* on Google, Apple, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube, or google podcast, then you will be connected. . . 


    *Welcome to the new group of the chosen one's 😊, . . . New grace and higher dimensions follows you*

    10m - Mar 4, 2023

    My daily light - 05 March, 2022

    How to walk in Spirit


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

    *Galatians 5:25 NKJV*

    The verse actually translates that living in the Spirit and walking in the Spirit are two different situations - in fact one cannot claim to be in Spirit if is not walking in Spirit.

    To be in Spirit is when the Holy Spirit dwells in the life of a believer.

    But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

    *Romans 8: ‬9 NKJV*

    To walk in Spirit is accepting the leading of the Holy Spirit.

    One is walking in Spirit if he or she is able to express the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

    Now our text actually translates into how one can produce the fruit of the Spirit - a testimony that one is walking by the Spirit.

    _fruit of the Spirit_ -Our text above and the phrase, teaches us that one has to first of all *live in the Spirit* before expressing the fruit of the Spirit, thus having the Holy Spirit in the heart before the fruit. One has to listen to the word and believe - thus the first step into walking in the Spirit.

    In short, one has to be a born again so as to walk in Spirit. Now that you are a born again and that the Holy Spirit dwells in side you - what next?

    *Sowing to the Spirit* - the Spirit in your heart is like a seed, you must make him grow by sowing or yielding to him.


    If you sow to your own flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life from the Spirit.

    *Galatians 6:8 NRSV*

    Sowing to the Flesh means doing the things of the flesh and sowing to the Spirit means doing the things of the Spirit.


    For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 

    *Romans 8:5‭ NKJV*

    To set your mind to the things of the Spirit thus walking in the Spirit.

    You can also walk in Spirit by turning yourself into a *living sacrifice* -


    For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ;

    *Galatians 2:19 NRSV*

    It means offering your own body as a living sacrifice, cutting yourself from the things of this world.

    Choosing to please the Spirit instead of the flesh.

    Each time you are fasting, praying and refusing to sin - you are actually yielding to the Spirit and crucifying the flesh.


    and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

    *Ephesians 4:23 NKJV*

    Your mind is the battle field - a place of warfare. Satan attacks the mind to make sure you do not walk by the Spirit. 

    To make sure that you are alert - your mind must always be renewed by the Spirit so that your thought life is if the Spirit.

    Its allowing the Holy Spirit influence your thought life and not going by your own thoughts and demonic.


    But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.

    *Job 32:8 NKJV*

    It means you must always rely on the Holy Spirit to be leading your mind.

    This can be done if you regularly train yourself to start discerning the leading of the Spirit.

    The best way to train yourself in this area is to remain in the place of prayer, reading the Bible and staying away from sin.

    *I pray for you, may the Lord grant you the grace to open up your Spiritual senses in Jesus name!*

    S3E5 - 7m - Mar 5, 2022

    My daily light - 04 March, 2022

    Dealing with backsliding

    _Is it because there is no God?_


    But the angel of the Lord told Elijah, who was from Tishbe, “Go and confront the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, ‘Is there no God in Israel? Why are you going to Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, to ask whether the king will recover?

     *2 Kings 1:3 NLT* 

     *Is it because there is no God?* 

    Its a question that goes to someone who has known Christ and his work, who knows what God can do - who has tested the mighty works of God.

    Why do we go back to evil having tested the good?


    Oh, foolish Galatians! Who has cast an evil spell on you? For the meaning of Jesus Christ’s death was made as clear to you as if you had seen a picture of his death on the cross. 

    How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?

    *Galatians 3:1‭, ‬3 NLT*

    Dont be like the foolish Galatians, having started well with Christ - they go back to be lead by their flesh.

    It means you used to trust God, not making any decision without him - but what has happened now?

    Return back to God or you face the wrath of God. 

    I confront you too my sister, my brother! 

    What are you doing with that evil person concerning your marriage and relationship?

     *Is it that there is no God* you can enquire from about your marriage and relationship?

    What are you doing with that old teacher of yours concerning your education?

     *Is it because there is no God* to make you excel in your exams?

    What are you doing with your boss concerning your job and the workshops?

     *Is it because there is no God* of favour, grace and open doors?

    My brother and sister, what are you doing with those creatures concerning your business?

     *Is it because there is no God* to prosper you and excel your business?

    And you! My sister, my brother, my father and mother. . .I mean you!

     *Is it because there is no God?* 

    Repent! Come to terms with God, or else face the wrath of his anger. 

    The good news is that, Jesus is right now at the door of your heart. Open for Him.

    The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”

     *Luke 3:9 NIV*

    if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

     *2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV*

    “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord . “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

     *Isaiah 1:18‭-‬20 NIV*

    *I pray that you will have the courage to settle the matter with your God, here and now in Jesus name!*

    S3E4 - 6m - Mar 3, 2022
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