May 10, 2018


ACTS 1:24-2:4

As a man, you have fasted and prayed that God should show you the BOMB (Bone Of  My (Your) Bone). And just after your long session of prayers, you appoint these three ladies and array them in your mental faculty, then you begin to classify and categorise them according to looks, educational achievement, career prospects, propensity do business, social status, and bla and bla. Then you cast a lot……...

The 11 Disciples of Jesus prayed before the appointment of the 12th person who was to replace Judas. This shows that they acknowledged the need for help and wanted it from God. But little did they know that without the Holy Spirit, nothing could be achieved - at least, nothing that was the will of God. 
Who was to convey the mind of God to them? who was to bear witness in their hearts? 
The Holy spirit.

Some Bible scholars have propounded that the appointment/casting of lot was a complete derail from the will, plan and purpose of God. The instruction they needed to adhere to was – ‘wait a few days’ ACTS 2:4-5.

The Holy Spirit came upon everyone in the upper room, no doubt. He was to enable everyone for the work ahead -no wonder, an ordinary usher like Stephen was full of faith and power, he did great wonders and miracles among the people – ACTS 6:9

But one person was still meant to fill the office of Judas. According to the Scholars, time has proven that  Paul was that man.

We are now in the dispensation when we need the Holy Spirit to help us and guide us especially in making decisions. After Jesus ascended, He sent the Holy Spirit because He knew the magnitude of Its importance. He knows just how much you need Him to succeed in this life. He will not make the decision for you, but He promised to guide and teach you.

You have to depend on Him. You must quit appointments and lot casting in your mind. Pull down the strong holds standing against the judgements of God in your mind and let His will and His peace rule in your heart.

Let me share a personal experience. Last year, I realised I had misplaced my office ID CARD.  I had the choice to quickly request for another one, but I was reluctant about doing that though I knew the consequences. I went about my business at work, hoping that no one from the HR Department or a Management staff would harass/caution me. Why didn’t I request another ID CARD? I had some peace in my mind and I felt that I had not really searched thoroughly yet. I knew that it had to be somewhere and only the Holy Spirit could help me find it.

Then accusations came. A junior colleague started to remind me of the need to change my ID CARD because of a certain merger which had just taken place and that I needed to submit the old card to obtain the new one.

So one morning, during my devotion, I stayed my mind of that search for ID CARD and I received an instruction to get up and to begin to search through the pockets of my suits. I almost shoved the idea away but I had gotten up already before I could do that. The first suit I checked, had my card in its pocket. Praise God! many times I am amazed as such exactness, precision and accuracy that we get through the Holy Spirit. When you perceive the aroma of fried plantain with your nostrils, you do not confuse it with oven backed cake, do you? This is the same with what the Holy Spirit does for us. He conveys the mind of the Father without mincing the details. He is the 6th sense.  Trust Him today.

November 2, 2017


The 1 hour Halleluyah challenge is here again. I am super excited about it and millions of Nigerians are excited  too. As much as I enjoyed the just concluded 40 day edition in July and even made my way to the grand finale at Glitz Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos Nigeria. I am glad that we would be going for just 21 days this time around. 

For a moment, I actually wished he could allot only 30 minutes each day. Don’t blame me, the reason is because the entire experience was enjoyable but a little bit stressful. There were days that data finished, internet service was poor, battery died, Instagram just refused to do ‘live’ and to crown it all, I came down with malaria after I returned from the grand finale at 3:00AM and still had to be in the office at 8:00 AM.

This time, I believe there are some things that I can do better, and I would like to share them with you. 

If it is your first time, I enjoin you to follow some of the advice I have stated below and the 21-day Halleluyah challenge will be truly rewarding for you..

After you have downloaded this app from your mobile phone play store, ensure that you follow Nathniel bassey and that you know how live video can be viewed. If you are unable to view live video at midnight after you have clicked on the appropriate icon, do not fuss, neither be upset, try to uninstall the app and download a fresh updated version, or do an upgrade of the existing one. If the problem continues, then the phone you are using may not me compatible, you may consider changing to another device.

Because you will consume more data than you normally would use, you will have to purchase  airtime  sufficient to subscribe for data from your internet network provider. Click here ---> to see how to subscribe for data on all networks and various packages.

Please do not use up your battery during day because you assume there will be power to re-charge it when you get home before it’s time to pray. You still live in Nigeria, darling.

You may want to set your alarm to wake you up by 11:50PM. This will avail you 10 minutes to fully come out of sleep and prepare both physically, psychologically and emotionally. Beware though, that this is the point also, where you are likely to fall back into a deeper sleep and not wake until your alarm goes off again at 5:00AM in the morning.

This is the time to show love and demonstrate what Jesus says….. and When you pray ……. and When you fast……..  and When you give - Mathew 15.
Surprise someone who is also eager to participate in this exercise by sending them airtime top ups. You may not have to inform them that the top up is  from you.

You need to have a plan on how to feed your spirit. A devotional guide can come in handy. At this period, you need to move beyond reading a verse a day to keep the devil away

Keep a pen and Jotter close to you daily during this exercise. There may be some songs to note down and inject into your routine personal  praise and worship (Nathaniel Bassey has a

 special way of twicking songs and making very meaningful variations out of regular songs e.g ‘blessing and honour belongs to You - my Halleluyah belongs to you), some Bible Verses to note down, as well as prayer points you may want to dwell on a little bit longer during the day.

In order to avoid fatigue and laziness that might prevent you from getting up to participate, you will need to go to bed early enough. This exercise actually would disrupt the ‘rest-setting’ that has naturally been programmed in your body system. Hence you need to make up for that one hour.

Please do not bother looking for the recorded edition on Instagram or YouTube. The very likely platform to find a recorded edition is on Nathaniel Bassey’s Facebook page. Type Nathaniel Bassey –Official in the face book search engine and click ‘like’ on that page.

January 25, 2017

7 THINGS I LEARNT IN 7 DAYS ........ IN Lagos

#1. 5 minutes is a lot of time. 5 minutes delay in catching a bus can make you spend 5 hours in traffic .
#2.Never expect the clouds before you know it will begin to rain and when it starts raining/drizzling, don’t assume it will stop.
#3.Over 50% of the people are rude/lousy so try as much as you can not to take an offence.
#4. Almost everywhere is polluted but don’t accept this as a norm and don’t contribute to it.
#5. There is a lot of hustle and bustle, try to get used to it.
#6. They say “don’t go out with too many important things in your hand bag” I  don’t want to find out why.

#7. The place is overcrowded jor.

January 1, 2017


Luke 8:22-25

I read this few verses of scriptures and though they were not new to me, the perspective I gained was definitely new. They gave me a different view on the events that have taken place in my life over the past one year.

So it was a really good day and Jesus’ disciples were having a great time with Him. I mean the almighty Himself was with them; the one who had performed miracles, a large crowd sought after Him. What a privilege. It kind of sounds like that time when the presence of the Holy Spirit is apparent in our lives and people close to you can attest to it. I am speaking of that time when you are having a vibrant walk with the Holy Spirit and you receive every word/ instruction from Him with deep conviction, fellow believers around you want to have that kind of deep conviction too. God is with you and you know it.

So Jesus asks His disciples to come along to the other side. That’s the same way I sensed God was calling me to the other side last year - another side. Certain policy changes took place in my office and the restructure required that I moved to another department and because I wanted a more career- promising unit, I took the offer but that required me to move to another side, to change geographical location. I crossed over completely out of my comfort zone to an unknown “other side”.

I prayed about it and I was convinced that was part of God’s plan for my life. I knew I had His approval. It felt safe, believing that every other thing was going to be sorted out. I also launched out because the ‘path of the righteous’ ought to shine brighter and brighter, right? And our path can’t shine brighter unless we walk, I mean walk with God, right? So the disciples launched out too.
But as they sailed, He fell asleep.

If he had fallen asleep and the sail remained smooth, that would have been okay. Instead, He fell asleep and there was a storm of wind. What a bad co-incidence. Have you ever had such a bad co-incidence before? I have had one. After I got into a new environment, things did not turn out the way I expected. The challenges I encountered felt like Jesus was in my boat, but He had fallen asleep. I had no friends, I had hostile colleagues who didn’t want you to move ahead or past them in anything, I needed a place of my own to stay in, I didn’t know what church to attend, had frequent malaria, conjunctivitis and other minor health challenges set in, it was a devastating experience and obviously anyone could tell that the Jesus in my boat had fallen asleep. And then the bad co-incidence was that I lost the job, the same job for which I relocated. My confusion heightened.

Could it be that when the disciples saw the storm and turned to Jesus only to find Him sleeping, they felt like jumping out of the boat to swim back to shore? I mean right back to where they used to be. Back to their comfort zone. Well, that was what my natural instinct told me to do, but I saw that there had to be more in this for me. Thank God the disciples did not jettison Jesus (the only saving factor from the sinking ship. When the same storm comes on your ship and Jesus, though in your boat is sleeping, do you jettison Him? Or do you jump off the boat and swim back to your comfort zone? That storm could represent a very difficult time in career, relationship, marriage, adulting, business, parenting and it could be poverty or intimidation that makes you feel like the Jesus in your ship is asleep.  Your ship may be filled with water that begins to erode everything you once held dear, you must remember that there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. – 1 Cor 10:13.

It is not the time to throw all hope away for we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. – Heb 10:39
So they had to wake Him up and that was okay, yet it seemed like it was not the proper thing to do. He didn’t expect them to wake Him up, not because he loved sleep but He expected them to have calmed the storm by faith in His name and a word of rebuke. I am glad he calmed the storm before He revealed the whole essence of the journey, after all He was in it with them. I wish I gained this earlier. That Jesus was with me in my situation and that He never sleeps nor slumber. That when I am at my wit’s end; just about to break, he always makes a way.

So what was the essence of the cross-over expedition? It was an opportunity to express faith; an avenue to attain maturity. The disciples were certainly going to narrate their cross-over story in future but it would no longer be just a story but a life changing event that would transform lives of others.
That is how I feel about my experience today. He called me for a cross over to the other side but He was setting me up for something - something more than just me; something to press me, shake me, cook me until I learnt how to trust Him only, something that helped me see me better and see life through a whole new perspective. Something to help me trust, depend on and obey Him all the time, something to help me learn the pattern in which He with me.

I am glad I chose to cross to the other side. How about you? Has He been asking you to come on a sail and you are bothered that He is going to sleep off? Or have you began the sail and He is not only sleeping but the storm, wind, and flood are about to swallow you up? Don t wake Him up yet, lest He asks ‘where is your faith’? Exercise your faith today. Face that situation and let the devil see that because Jesus is in your boat, you can never sink. Learn through the experience and let it gradually bring you to maturity.

August 16, 2016


That I am confused and feel helpless and it looks like God is nowhere in the picture doesn’t mean He is not in it; working something out. Ask Ruth!

That all the ‘i’s seem dotted and the ‘t’s crossed and everything looks picture perfect does not mean that God is in it. Ask Samuel!

That God does it through me or for me at a time or through a process that is contrary to logic does not mean my results don’t hold sway. Ask Peter about his broad daylight fishing expedition!

That you have tried to solve a problem six different times and you are about to give up does not mean you won’t succeed at the seventh attempt. Ask Joshua!

That no one else is doing it but God has asked you to do it does not mean He is not in it, however how long it takes for the proofs to show. Ask Noah of his 100 years #projectark!

Joseph the dreamer had an encounter and he told, Mary had an encounter and she kept them in her heart. Their reactions did not hamper their destinies.

To thyself only, be true!
Do not put God in a box or a straight jacket because..... the wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and wither it goeth: so is everyone that is born of the spirit.

That is the way of the spirit, it is the way God moves; it is different at different times but to thyself only be true.
be sure you have not boxed Him in a box.

 _tosin Babalola

November 19, 2015

Quotes from my notes.......TIME. ...MONEY. ....PEOPLE

In the first 24 years of my life
I found out that I needed to manage my time
It was so important to master time management.

a few years afterwards
I have come to realize that my time no longer belongs to me but to my boss

But one thing I must manage is my money
It is so important to master money management .

I wonder what I would be focusing on in 1 or 2 decades from now
I suspect it would be people.

But then again, I considered……….

While I tried to manage my time, I gave it to God. Yet didn’t t lose it
If I want to manage my money, why don t I give it to God? So that I don t lose it
And if I ever get to manage people, It will equally be nice to give them to God

I guess this is what “all in all” means

October 3, 2015


I feel like my fingers are beginning to rust or the zeal to put inspiration to paper is slowly dwindling. My last official article on this blog was in February. The other 2 that came afterwards were birthed out of necessity. But since circumstance has now forced me to live in a room cum Mini - Library, the tendency to spend more time with my parchments and laptop has increased. Some of what is in my head/spirit can now finally walk their way to my blog through the pen, paper and the laptop.
A M A N   A F T E R   M I N E   O W N   H E A R T
A layman would describe a CV as a written overview of a person’s experience and other qualifications. It is the first item a potential employer encounters regarding a job seeker. Do you remember how much pressure you put on yourself when you had to customize your own CV, or the shiver that went down your spine the first time you sat before an interview panel and each interviewer had a copy of your CV? Now imagine that you landed your dream job but you did not attend any interview at all. Somebody just told somebody who told somebody certain qualities/experience that you possessed and that was all.
 This describes what happened to David. I was reading 1Samuel 16 and I ran into what looked like his CV in verse 18; not the one he customized for himself but the one somebody wrote about him. 
1 Sam 16:18
Then one of the young men said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, and a handsome man; and the Lord is with him." NASU
His Personality (skillful and talented)
Above-average, proficient, devoted, intelligent,  revered, dexterous, diligent, resourceful, well-respected, well-developed, reliable, industrious, versatile, excellent, punctual, popular, tactful, sharp, passionate, experienced, kind, 

His Character (brave, courageous, prudent)
Ambitious, alert, agile, decisive, quick, discerning, respectful, zealous, well-behaved, smart, peaceful 

His Appearance (good looking, handsome)
Attractive, indefatigable, powerful, strong

His Demeanor (good presence)
Attentive, polite, affectionate, patient, deep, sincere, pleasant, delightful, orderly, well-intentioned, sensitive, warm, thoughtful, sweet, loveable, responsible, natural, positive, helpful.
When they needed someone with some/all of the above traits they thought David and guess what! David is a man after God's own heart (1 Sam 13:14 Acts 13:22)
Pretty difficult uhn?! yes I would agree with you because I cannot match up to half-a-quarter of that list.
May I draw your attention closer to the last part of our text (1 SAM 16:18)? i will quote it in 2 versions
Besides, Adonai is with him (CJB)
"What's more," he added, "the Lord is with him." TLB
Permit me to say that this is the most outstanding part of everything that described David. 
Surely, other fellows around town had most of all the qualities that you have seen above but the guy who brought the recommendation to Saul must have said to himself "I must not forget to mention this very crucial aspect I have noticed in David's life". God is with him.
Therefore we conclude that it is how God's presence is revealed in a man's life that matters. Every other thing may be applauded by men but the God-factor  makes all the difference.
Luke 16:15
For that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. KJV
2 Cor 10:18
When someone boasts about himself and how well he has done, it doesn't count for much. But when the Lord commends him, that's different! TLB
Ladies, I know that a man who is not after God's own heart should not be after yours but how do you know if God is with a man? I can't You will have to define that for yourself.You have to allow the Holy Spirit's guidance to work through your mind so that you would be able to see and know all that God wants to reveal to you.
Is this a call on the guys to mediocrity? No! it is a  call to live out excellence underlined with the God-factor; to be a MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART.