July 2020  Edition

Dear Beloved,

We are glad to be in touch with you again. These are interesting times when we are learning more than ever to rely on Our Heavenly Father. We are also learning to be grateful for much of what we took for granted in the past. Yes, there are lots of things we did in the past that we can't do now, but let's not focus on some of the excesses in our lives that have been taken away. Rather let's remember that we have a Heavenly Father who adores us, and will not only be with us, but will take us through these very challenging times.

One thing that the Lord is really encouraging the Body of Christ in is the use of the digital space. Our Lord desires to make Himself known on a personal level. We therefore want to give every opportunity for His love and power to be seen by all. To this end, on the last Friday of every month we will be hosting an Online event called "Kingdom Come."

For this first event Kingdom Come event on Friday 31st Friday 2020, we are pleased to announce that we have Paul Martini as our Guest Speaker from Life Centre Ministries, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He will give a message, and then be available for an interview and ministry. There will be the opportunity to go to Lapis Lazuli Ministries Healing, Prayer and Prophetic Zoom Rooms for mighty healing and prophetic words. We will also be having live worship from Nosa Omoregie.

Let's spread the word about the Kingdom Come on the Friday the 31st of July, 2020. We will be on YouTube, Facebook, Lapis LM Radio, Lapis Lazuli Ministries website, Telegram. (See Adverts below). Don't wait to be told, invite all your friends and family. Bring the sick for Jehovah Rapha desires to heal.

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TRUST ISSUES... THAT KEEP TRIPPING US UP...
Father God prefers to deal with 100% trust. The world says, "don't put all your eggs in one basket". The idea is so that if anything happens and the basket drops, they don't all get broken and you lose everything in one go. Father God's ways are different. He is mighty to save and defend us. He teaches us to put all our eggs in one basket and then hand the basket over to the Him. Our eggs are all safe in His Hands and nothing bad happens to anything we place in the Lord's Hand.

The Lord's ways are different from the ways of the world.( Isaiah 55 v 8 - 9).
Jesus's life on earth, modelled how to trust God completely.



Reading the story in Mark 2 v 1 - 12 about the paralytic whose four friends had to bring to Jesus, brings to mind something about 'distrust'. It's always great to ask the Holy Spirit for more insight on the Word. I will not be concentrating on the healing, much as I love healing, but rather the behaviour of the scribes and why their hearts resisted transformation inspite of all the miracles they saw Jesus perform.

There are some of us who have a problem coming fully to embrace Jesus because of our doubts, inability to trust Him fully, fears and questions. We may not speak about these doubts openly but we know and Jesus knows they are there. Also we are apprehensive about who He says He is and what He does. Sometimes who He says He is, doesn't quite match up with our experience of Him. Some of us may be leaders in the church but still struggle in this area. I suggest that doing NOTHING about this should no longer be an option. The enemy continues to use these areas of distrust as ground in our lives to create havoc.

Rather than bring this distrust into the open, we tend to hold negative dialogue with ourselves as we see the scribes doing in Mark 2. We argue with ourselves, and reason out why Father God can't be all He says He is. We hold up our experience as the standard rather than using the infallible word of God as the standard.

This is an area where satan enters into and draws us into self talk, making us walk in unbelief.

In our Bible reading, the scribes were questioning Jesus's authority to claim to be God's Son.

Sometimes when we allow distrust to fester in our minds, we are in other words questioning His authority to be God's Son. Distrust is a big area where the enemy enters in and builds a stronghold (topos). We thus have a topos in our lives that the enemy rules in. Distrust is often built on unbelief and doubt. Remember in Genesis, all the enemy had to do was create doubt in Eve about God's intention for them. This allowed the enemy access to their hearts, it bred distrust and they sinned.



The behaviour of the disciples in the story in Mark 4 v 35 - 41 about Jesus sleeping in the boat during a storm had its roots in distrust. Jesus had said that they were going to the other side (Gerasenes) so He trusted His Father to get them there, and went to sleep peacefully. The disciples were very frightened at the ferociousness of the storm, and woke Jesus up accusing Him that He didn't care. In other words, how could He be sleeping at such a perilous time. However, Jesus trusted His Father 100% so could sleep as the responsibility to get them to the other side was His Father's. When Jesus awoke and rebuked the storm, He rebuked their fear and lack of faith. All these actions are associated with inability to trust completely.

The most dangerous bit about distrust is the fact that it hinders greatly our ability to be obedient. Sometimes it makes us slow to obey, which I always say is also termed disobedience.

Many of us know the song ; 'Trust and Obey...for there's no other way; to be happy in Jesus; but to trust and obey'.

Let us learn to recognise distrust and deal with it. We can deal with it by taking it to Father God. We tell Him who or what we are struggling with, and where we are hurting. We can sometimes ask Him who we should forgive for this hurt. We can then go on to forgive the person and as we forgive, we renounce that He would do a similar thing. We can then ask Him for the truth, and for His love to fill us. If we feel, it's Father God we are upset with, its alright to tell Him that too. Remember that He is a good good Father.

Sometimes you may feel that you have to forgive Him too. It's not that He has done anything wrong, but it's your perception of the event. Your ability to release blaming Him will release you into some level of freedom. Then ask Him what He wants to tell or give you in return, and ask Him to love on you. This will help repair trust issues between you and Father God again.



Let's learn to have simple faith. Let's discern the times and let's allow the Holy Spirit to lead us. Let's not desire to figure things out or to resort to reasoning, when we have in hand what Father God has spoken.

May our Heavenly Father draw our hearts closer, so we trust Him fully, as modelled by Jesus Christ.

Amen.


God bless us all.
Mina.

Announcement
Lapis Lazuli Ministries Hosts monthly healing, Prayer & Prophetic Zoom Outreach.



Lapis Lazuli ministries will be hosting a monthly online outreach tagged "Kingdom Come" on the last Friday of every month. It will be an evening of love, healing and prophetic ministration. The First online outreach will take place on Friday, 31st of July, 2020 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm.

The programme include:
  1. Live worship by Nosa Omoregie
  2. Message and Ministering by Paul Martini - Associate Pastor, Life Centre Ministries International, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA 
  3. Words of Knowledge and Testimonies
These will be streamed live from 5.00pm-8.00pm on Lapis Lazuli Ministries platforms on youtube/facebook/instagram, telegram, website: www.lapislazuliministries.org and Lapis LM Radio: lapislmradio.org. To join the programme, kindly subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on facebook, instagram and connect to us on telegram too.

Healing and Prophetic Ministration will be available from 7.00-8.30pm on Zoom as below;

Healing Room: Zoom ID: 975 4765 8603 Passcode: 426971 

Prophetic Room: Zoom ID: 995 6100 5712 Passcode: 869902

For enquiries go to www.lapislazuliministries.org or call 08090650463 or 08163510857


Lapis Lazuli Ministries is now on Telegram; stay connected, get updates & follow our channel by clicking this link https://t.me/joinlapislazuliministries

Connect to Lapis LM Radio by clicking the link https://lapislmradio.org from any device and listen to uninterrupted teachings and gospel music. Watch out from August for amazing new contents including Children program, 'As you go heal the sick' and FB Chats with weekly guests.
Testimonies... Lives Transformed...
In this edition, we have a write up from Dr. (Mrs.) Tosin Akinpeloye in charge of Lapis Lazuli Ministries Admin in Kaduna State.

Lapis Lazuli Ministry means a lot to me. From the first Conference I attended in Lagos to every single meeting, physical or virtual, there has been such a tangible Presence of God!!. The prayers and worship are igniting and heavenly!! At most of the Conferences I spent a lot of time on the floor, weeping, brooding and just generally being refreshed!! I have come out of the Conferences better equipped for life and ministry.

The simplicity of the presentation of the gospel is striking. Hardly any shouting, yet many are slain in the spirit and transformed.

Another striking feature is that the Conferences are very practical. People are taught to walk in the Supernatural and opportunities are given for those who have never functioned in the gift of the Spirit to practice. Almost every time they are accurate and healings take place almost spontaneously.

This is obviously the model for the end time army of God. Everyone a battle axe in the Hands of a loving Father.

This brings me to my final point in this testimony. The Love of God, the consciousness of God as Father, is pivotal in the Lapis Lazuli Ministry. One can feel the love of God tangibly. There is an aura of His Love, the unity of the Body of Christ. The love of God in the hearts of His servants in Lapis Lazuli is also expressed in the absolute submission and obedience characterized by the Saints of old. This is the foundation upon which the will of God is done on the earth by the working of His Holy Spirit.

I have experienced an upgrade in my life and Ministry since I met this Ministry and my life has not remained the same!! Glory!! Hallelujah!!! The Holy Spirit is so ready to work through willing and surrendered vessels, one-on-one or in a congregation. I have seen Him express Himself in ways I never experienced as I worked in obedience to His promptings. Also, I have seen Him move when I released myself to express His love and compassion, when I desire for Him to touch the people Himself. It's all about Him!!


May the Lord continue to uphold and preserve us all.

God's blessings,



Femi and Mina Bajomo



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1. Thanking God for life, provision, protection and how He continues to sustain us.

2. Grateful to God for the outpouring of His love, pleasure, healings and power at the last Kingdom Expansion Conference 2020.

3. Giving glory to God for the new lapislmradio and its wide reach.

4. Praying for more spiritual awakening as we celebrate the goodness of Jesus and His love and power in our midst. We are grateful for all He accomplished for us on the cross

5. Praying for the unity of the Body of Christ and that we will arise into the NEW and all that our Father desires that we walk in at this time.

6. Praying for multigenerational approach as we move in the Body of Christ.

7. Praying for wisdom for our leaders, that they will rule with fairness and justice.

8. Praying for new jobs, new business, and new means of provision for all who are in need.

9. Praying that the reproach of the Covid 19 be rolled away from this nation and the world.

10. Praying for the safe return of Leah.


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 100: 1 - 5

1. Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!

2. Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.

3. Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and [b]not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

4. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

5. For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.

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