March 2020  Edition

Dear Beloved, 

Welcome to our March newsletter. It has been a particularly challenging month, but we know that through it all, there have been so many reasons to give thanks to God Almighty for His goodness to us. For those who have been hit particularly badly, we say that God will continue to hold you safe in the palm of His Hand. He loves us all so much and will not allow us fall.

We believe that Father God will eradicate this virus as suddenly as it came. We want to be ready for our Kingdom Expansion conference 2020 across 4 cities, taking place from June 5 to 13, 2020 when that happens. Until we get any instruction from the Lord to stop our preparations, we will carry on, in a safe way following the government guidelines.

Papa has been speaking through so many prophets at this time.

We hope you are blessed by all our usual features. "In His Presence", carries a sense of His Heart at this time. Let us not judge by what we see at this time. Let us trust in His perspective.

There is an interesting testimony in the section on Transformed lives, going unto transform others. Please send our fliers far and wide and pray people in for the conference.

Let us all unite in the place of prayer concerning our world. We have a prayer- answering mighty Father in heaven.

We ask you all our faithful readers, to stay safe and follow the government guidelines.

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Be Encouraged Church . . . 
You Are Entering Into Your Finest Hour.
Much had been predicted about this corona epidemic, but it still caught the world unawares. This virus is having disastrous effects on the entire world, physically, financially, emotionally and spiritually. Much of what we knew and understand is rapidly transforming into stuff we are finding hard to grasp. Much is playing out that we don't or can't fathom. We thought we knew about wars and had designed sophisticated weapons, but we find that the enemy is looking totally different. I fact in this case it is invisible to the human eye. Our conventional methods are not that effective in this battle, and some have gone down fighting.

I would like to extend my sympathy to all those who have lost loved ones. I pray that the Holy Spirit will reach deep into your heart and comfort you. For those who are suffering the effects of the illness at this time, we speak complete healing and restoration to your body by Jehovah Rapha. We bless God for our medical staff who are on the front lines. We pray mighty protection through the blood of Jesus. For those looking after loved ones, we pray for more grace and protection.



Our leaders are doing all they can to ensure we live responsibly so we don't aid the spread. We have been asked to wash our hands and use sanitising gel; observe social distancing; take extra care of the elderly; and protect our children through the closing of schools.

This may be helpful over a period to stem the spread, however we know the Almighty God knows the end from the beginning, and has ALL the answers. We know that He was not taken unawares by this disease. I join very many others calling out to Almighty God, to intervene and deliver us from this scourge.

There is the temptation to lose hope and go into depression and hopelessness, as we have no medicines we can pop into our mouths for protection and instant treatment. So much fear and anxiety has been unleashed on the world that it is eroding Faith. The great impact on the world economy, is causing oil prices to fall, airlines to drastically cut their flights and many other sectors to be affected. Job cuts are being announced and many are in a dilemma as to what the far reaching consequences really will be. So what can we make of all this?

The other day, Papa reminded me of an open vision He had shown me years ago. I was at a circus and this big elephant was sleeping on the stage. While it slept, the legs were tied. Suddenly an array of lights was put on, and the elephant woke up confused , and tried to stumble to its feet. This stumbling, broke the ropes and the lights were blinding to the elephants eyes. So the elephant was staggering and trying to get its balance and orientation, and proper footing!
Papa told me at the time that was the church, trying to arise into the fullness of whom it has been called to be. You can imagine how strong this elephant will be as soon as it awakens properly.

Just like this elephant, you can imagine the strength of the church, when it gets itself free from the shackles of religiosity, and unites, aligned with Holy Spirit power. Nothing will stand in its way. It's nice to see the church is beginning to fellowship in interesting ways. We are now aware that it's about us as the Temple of God and not big buildings. We are shedding stuff that we focused on and going straight for Jesus. We are realising we cannot do this alone, and we have to be united in love with one for another. We are seeking to align ourselves with the Holy Spirit.




There are some choices we have to make as to how we are going to respond to this COVID19 viral epidemic. We could partner with a lot of the fear and anxiety that is being thrown around especially with the unconfirmed and unsubstantiated stories. We could continue to speak into being, worsening situations with our "powerful" tongues that ought to be speaking life. Or we can look to the Almighty One, to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit who knew all this was going to happen before it did, and have promised never to leave us or forsake us (Psalm 97:10).

We have taken life as we knew it for granted, not realising that we owe even our daily breath to the Lord. This whole situation should cause a deep sense of gratitude to the Lord, to rise up in us, even as we see our freedom curtailed by our present circumstances (Psalm 100:3) because it's never about what the enemy is throwing around. It's always important to look around to see what Jesus is actually doing.

I sense we can use these three "W's" to position ourselves together as we enter into our finest hour. We read about Jesus sleeping through the storm in Mark 4:35-41. Jesus did not place His eyes on the problem. He rested in the Lord, and when He was woken up, He simply addressed the storm, commanding it to stop. I sense this is a time to take our eyes off the problem and fix them on Jesus. This is a time to  watch  carefully what Jesus is doing. "Fix" is a very strong word that implies permanent. This is a time to take our eyes off things that have been a distraction, and place them on Jesus.

Secondly, just as our ears are filled with "information " about this virus, we should fill our ears with God's Word and the biblical basis for healing. This is what will build faith and hope, so we can pray effectively for those who are sick, and for our families. I am not saying not to keep abreast  of news, but drastically cut down the news on the virus that we are listening to. Trying to pray from a place of fear really doesn't work and the Lord looks at our hearts. We have such an opportunity before us, to use this time of reduced outdoor activity to get more of the Word  into us. Imagine what a church that has had this time to stock up on the Word will look like!



Finally, let's go into this battle with  worship . This is a strategy that always defeats the enemy. The Lord inhabits the praises of His children. Let us declare His Lordship over all principalities and powers. We command this virus to be bowed low at the name of Jesus. Let's declare Jesus is faithful and the One who heals (Exodus 15:26).

All I have recommended can be done from the comfort of our homes. The Lord is building us, His temple, up. We have His Spirit within us. We need to place more emphasis on the spiritual temple than on the physical temple. Nothing is more important at this time than our relationship with Jesus. What is He asking us as individuals to do. Are we being called into a fast with Him? Are we being called to His side to receive comfort that will enable us to comfort others? Whatever we are doing, we want intimacy with Papa, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, most of all. We want to enter into His Presence.

I am encouraging us to remember to live by these Kingdom principles which are " watch, Word, worship ". This is a time to remember that we raise the name of Jesus high above every other name, including coronavirus. It is our duty and privilege to lift the name of Jesus high so He will be seen in the fullness and glory of who He is. The Lord is calling us to arise out of the depression and prostration that circumstances have kept us in, because it is our time to shine (Isaiah 60:1-3). It is time to rise to a new life in Christ. Many prophets have predicted that just as the coronavirus came in suddenly, so it will fizzle out suddenly. I believe this completely.

My prayer is that what the enemy intended for evil, the Lord will use for good. I pray that the Body of Christ, having been put through a time where we have had to shed religiosity, and enter into true, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ Himself, will arise mighty and strong in the power of the Holy Spirit and it will be obvious that the Bride has indeed entered, into her finest hour.


God bless us all.
Mina and Femi.

Announcement

Lapis Lazuli Ministries - Notice of Change of Address

We are happy to inform you that we have moved to our new office at  No 10, Norman Williams Street, off Keffi, Ikoyi, Lagos. Our new office provides us the opportunity to have most of our programmes done in-house. Our email addresses and phone numbers remain the same.

Registration will open mid April


Registration for the 2020 Kingdom Expansion will begin in April.

Registration for the 2020 Kingdom Expansion Conference will begin in April. Information on how to register will be sent as soon as registration starts.

The dates and venues in the different cities are below:
  • Lagos: Friday, 5th & Saturday, 6th  June, 2020 at The Haven Event Centre, AVMCC Compound, Oba Akinjobi Way, GRA, Ikeja.
     
  • Abuja: Monday, 8th & Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 at the International Conference Centre, Central Area, Area 11, 900 Herbert Macaulay Way, Abuja.
     
  • Kaduna: Wednesday, 10th & Thursday, 11th June, 2020 at Proview Event Centre, 1 Gongola Road, Challawa, Kaduna.
     
  • Jos: Friday, 12th & Saturday, 13th June, 2020, Usiju Event Centre, 36A Secretariat Road, Jos.
Some of our Guest Speakers this year include:

Dr. Tom Jones, Vice President of Global Awakening will be coming to Nigeria for the fifth time. Dr. Jones carries a healing anointing and passion for the Father's Heart. He loves to share his knowledge of healing and also his passion for revival. To learn more about him and his ministry, please visit https://globalawakening.com/about-tom-jones  and https://tomjonesblog.org.

Leif Hetland, President of Global Awareness Mission returns as well, with a great anointing to impart more of God's love, healing, and apostolic authority through a paradigm of kingdom family. To learn more about Leif, please visit - https://globalmissionawareness.com/about/.

David Wagner, Founder of Father's Heart Ministries, uses his prophetic gifting to empower, equip, and encourage people to discover their destiny and identity in Christ. He is passionate about reaching the lost, healing the hurting, and restoring the broken through the powerful word of God and the demonstration of the Holy Spirit. Through his ministry, David has reached tens of thousands of people to experience true freedom from bondage and disease through the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit. To learn more about David, please visit - https://www.fathersheartministries.org/about.

Andy Keighley is the Senior Vicar of Light House Church, London. He has a passion for sharing an understanding of the Person and role of the Holy Spirit. He carries a unique anointing for healing and impartation. He desires to see people walking in all that Jesus paid for on the cross. To learn more about Andy, please visit https://www.lighthouselondon.org/team and https://lapislazuliministries.org/trustees/.

Charity Cook, an anointed teacher, is also a member of the Global Awakening ministry team. She is a graduate of the Global School of Supernatural Ministry. Charity brings a prophetic teaching gift along with a deep well of practical equipping. To learn more about her, please visit - https://globalawakening.com/charitycook.

Tomi Arayomi is a mighty prophetic minister with a passion to expand the kingdom here on earth. He has visited Nigeria several times over the past two years with a strong message of nation-building and a call to raise prophetic voices. To learn more about Tomi, please watch this short video here https://youtu.be/pLbfRdZ1vb0 and visit this link: https://www.tomiarayomi.org/about.

Tobi Arayomi is the Founder (alongside his wife Pastor Nicola Arayomi) of Light London Church and a Trustee of Christian International Europe, headed by Dr. Sharon Stone in the UK. He teaches people to hear the voice of God, and speak what He says. To learn more about Tobi, please watch this short video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR8liwoJ4KU and visit this link: https://www.lightlondon.org/about-us 

Alun & Donna Leppit are European Directors for the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening. After Pastoring for 20 years Alun & Donna have been called to the nations with an emphasis on teaching and training the body of Christ in healing, prophecy and worship. They love to strengthen, equip and activate God's people for love and good works. They travel regularly to many nations speaking in churches and conferences.
They enjoy investing in kingdom connections and building relationships with church leaders and their teams and with those in missionaries, ministry and business. To read more about them, please visit: http://www.thestirring.co.uk/about/#alundonna 

Evangelist Matthew Owojaiye is a renowned Evangelist and Elder Statesman in Northern Nigeria whose passion for Jesus Christ has stood the test of time. He is the founder of Food for the Total Man Ministry. He is currently the Chairman of Northern State Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF). His call is to reunite the end time army for Christ. He runs revival programs in churches, polytechnics and universities.

Claudio Killias of  Jesus Saves Ministries

A Call to Volunteer

Do something fun, make an impact, join us as we co-labour with God to Expand God's Kingdom in Lagos (5th & 6th of June), Abuja (8th & 9th of June), Kaduna (10th & 11th of June) & Jos (12th & 13th of June).

Click here to REGISTER:  http://bit.ly/KEC2020_VOLUNTEER 
CALL or TEXT 07034371401; 09063901916 for more info. Thanks. #LapisLazuliKEC2020

Testimonies... Lives Transformed...
In this edition, we have a testimony from Pastor David Adams. He is the National Director of Lay Witnesses for Christ International and a member of the Kaduna Kingdom Conference planning team.

l give God praise for being part of Lapis family....from my first conference l had a shift in my ministry that:

A) Demons respond to simple prayers of faith

B) You don't have to shout for prayers to be answered

C) To remain humble as exemplified by the Lapis team and the speakers.

As member of Kaduna team l have tons of testimonies:

a) I met great friends and believe the Body of Christ is one as the Kaduna Lapis team is drawn from over 40 Churches....

b) a week to the last conference l had a 20 years prayer request answered. l had a desire to get an opening to introduce sports ministry to Baptist convention and 3 days to the Lapis conference in Kaduna that prayer was answered...PRAISE GOD.

c) my healing gift has been activated as well.

l went to lecture in a Bible school in Jos and met one of the Fulani student's wife sick but a simple prayer of faith was offered and she got healed. Also another student had been sick for a long time, by words of knowledge l mentioned her case and she was prayed for....she testified in the next class of deliverance. Also l prayed for the students to experience Jesus in a personal way and many had encounters and are still sending reports of different encounters to date.

Lapis is better experienced that explained.....JOIN THE TRAIN.



May the Lord continue to uphold and preserve us all.

God's blessings,



Femi and Mina Bajomo



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1. Thanksgiving for God's goodness and protection over the nations of the world from corona virus.

2. Complete eradication of the corona virus from this universe.

3. For quick recovery of the the global economy, and the Nigerian economy to be specific, from the effects of this epidemic.

4. For the conference preparation to enter top gear. For angels to announce the conference all over Africa.

5. For the Body of Christ to unite in love for God and for each other.

6. For the release of Leah, and all those abducted by the evil one.


Calling Intercessors

 
We would like to ask Intercessors who have attended our Kingdom Conferences and would like to meet in your states to pray for the Nation and for Lapis, to please do so.

Please send contact details of your group to us - info@lapislazuliministries.org OR 07034371401.
 
Bible Passage
Psalm 37: 1 - 7

1. Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.

2. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.

3. Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

4. Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

5. Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.

6. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.

7. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

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