writing Edifies … 

Forget Eloquence … The content is all that matters .. I feel so light and happy when I just write about the one true God … I witness to you these day to explore about the supreme. 

Dry bones must come alive …. 

Just like Lazarus , I will come forth from every restrain and subjugation , I refuse to be hidden .. I wonder why I find joy In these things , God , writing about him , witnessing and yet passing through mind puzzling situations … I guess he is testing and moulding me into what he wants me to be , amending me cleansing me of fear because if I don’t go through hard times how do I encourage others when threy face the same ?! … Sometimes it is a lot easier to motivate others than yourself , holyspirt I need more of you , I don’t deserve your manifestation but I beseech you after the order of my fathers Jacob , Isaac , Abrahaam … 

Violent Grace …Leave your Sodom and Gomorrah – Raymond.A (Genesis 19:16)

Genesis 19:16 “But Lot delayed, So the two men took the hands of Lot, his wife, and his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, so the Lord was merciful to Lot and his family”

This topic is a broad topic and i am inclined to believe the reality that people are busy, no one has the luxury of time to sit and read especially Gospel edifying truth so i will make it as concise as possible… I am a benefactor of God’s own grace, in fact i have done things that makes me sit back reminisce and say to myself “Love begat grace and that grace i have harnessed unawares.

In Christ there is no condemnation, i don’t know who needs to hear this today, his mercy and grace covers you if you are willing to do the right thing. I am not here today to speak on the numerous sins we all have committed, all i am saying is that you leave your Sodom and Gomorrah  and leaving this place takes a lot of effort you have to leave the pleasures of life, materialism and we are not talking about leaving a particular kind of location, it about leaving that lifestyle that draws the wrath of God … There is a way that seemeth right before a man but the end thereof is destruction, i cannot emphasize this enough.
Violent Grace is that kind of Grace that does not permit you to gallivant in the wrong places at the right time, even when you tarry you are forcefully removed i.e. it is like being assisted to do the right thing, it is an unmerited kind of grace, it is a kind of grace that puts you in the position of being  compelled by God to leave the wrong place, condition you have being basking in, The only thing that draws a line between me personally and those that are lost, is Grace and it is a superlative form of Grace i call “Violent Grace”

God i praise you for you have made me to find delight in your words, i am humble and overwhelmed by this grace upon my-life, i am not saying that i am better than any but in you i have been made unique because i call for more of this grace everyday upon my life and on the life of my family because that is the only thing that has brought me this far God is gracious Genesis 19 : 16 “But Lot delayed.” The bible says Lot delayed i.e. there is every tendency you delay even when you are supposed to be moving, but know this day no one who walk into hell blind the father one way or another will reveal himself to us.

Genesis 19:16 “But Lot delayed, So the two men took the hands of Lot, his wife, and his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, so the Lord was merciful to Lot and his family” The bible calls it merciful i call it “Violent grace”   The climax of this write up cannot be reached without elucidating this set of words in fact it is the very root from which this topic came from “So the two men took the hands of Lot, his wife, and his two daughters and led them safely out of the city…” some people still tarry in the very fore front of destruction, it is not like that they don’t know if they are to leave but they are confused the devil joking with their time-frame.

-I pray today for you, you will not tarry in any location destined for destruction in Jesus name.
-That violent grace that will levitate you above your present circumstances will be your lot in Jesus name.
Father re position me for uncommon elevation and dominion acceleration.

obadiah 1:17 

Father do not tarry …. For your deliverance is of the essence , upon mount Zion there shall be deliverance and the house of Akpederi shall possess thy possession… 

I need to represent the fullness of your possessions here in earth… My life must make more meaning than those outside your circle of provision .. if not how do I speak to them and make them be live me …

Is it not when my life is illuminating with that light that reflects your glory ? 

I guess sometimes I am too despondent to encourage those passing similar crucibles than I am …. Father let everything good in my life, everything of value come alive 

Father i Yearn for an elevation on behalf of everything thing that is good that concerns me … RAYMOND.A


Job  8:7 “Tho thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end shall greatly increase
Revelations 21:4 after of the order of this particular verse answer me dad “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

i am tired father of remaining on a spot, how long will my glory be turned to shame , i cry to you day and night but my tears liberates me not… the beeping of my phone stings me similarly like a scorpion because i am over-whelmed with fear, i am not saying i deserve your answers i am only begging that you answer because my faith oscillates back and forth i grow sad and overly saturated with rage and i say things i don’t mean…. but i am glad i speak to the one who listens to what is inside the heart.

i yearn for an upsurge because where i stand threatens to swallow me up, i am defenseless, sometimes i cannot cry because i am trying to be strong as you have said and if per-adventure i cry the memories of the hardship, pressure and responsibilities which are before my eyes tells me crying is a wasted effort, i am grow more angry because i know these things shall pass just by you saying it…
Are you not the one that turned the captivity of Zion and it was like those that dream, father let this pass for the sake of the sacrifice of your son let this pass, The soul of my father faints in him as he fears the inevitable and i heart his voice i am filled with sadness within me and my joy is deteriorating each time i want to do something but there is nothing to do but worry..

Father i and everything good you have giving me is long-over due for a testimony answer me   i beseech the, what kind of tribulation will make you run from your own home, is the home not supposed to be a fortress and a power house of joy but when i look back i see depression reaching it’s zenith, nothing in this world is supposed to be exalted much more than anything in my life  that is why i choose the most-high God above anything in this world, i am too scared to stay bored because the thoughts of my problems lies and awaits in anticipation to ambush me, they have formed a siege around the walls of my happiness waiting to level my entire wall to the ground… father will you let this happen to me are you not the covenant keeping God anymore ? because i know you still are, i just don’t feel worthy sometimes when my foes, challenges seems to reinforce and face me in the attempt to battle me to finish, father raise a standard against this forth coming attack, you said tho they come against me like a flood you will raise up a standard against them father the time is now to favor me and every thing that represents me honor your word most-high and do not tarry in vanquishing my problems before my eyes, i need to hear new and good things not the same stories, tones , melody.

weeping endures for a night dad are you not the one in control of times and seasons i will need to be dawn now because i am weary, i would not cry to you if i know you cannot do it, I am weary of waiting.
Job  8:7 “Tho thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end shall greatly increase” please restore me as you did for Job i know it is not deserving but let your mercy and grace prevail.
i am somewhat grateful for the trials because in it it have i been drawn close to you and i have seen the fair weather friends. i yearn for that increase do not be silent dad especially in this time of great confrontation, i am lonely in this land yet everything desired on behalf of everything that concerns me still looks far, my stay here as been more of a sacrifice than pleasure lord help me through this… i will be needing my “Isaac” (laughter) now lord do not tarry, because you said non shall be barren in the land father honor thy word in my life, i know it looks like all hope is lost but be merciful and shew me thy glory.

Revelations 21:4 after of the order of this particular verse answer me dad “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

The Burning Furnace (Hypostasized interpretation) – Raymond Akpederi


When I hear the word “burning” the set of things, concepts or words that comes to my mind is fire and heat. We live in a world that opportune the wicked to thrive in different areas of life. Life is not a bed of roses, critical mistakes can even if it is just a single one can terminate the life goals and journey of anyone, we all know a distinct character of “fire” it consumes and when it starts and it is not intercepted it consumes any object to the end. When fire breaks out in a house it has high tendencies to consume every important thing in that house it can also lead to loss of life, people who have been victims of fire outbreak have gotten certificates, certificate of ownership of all kinds of property consumed or extinguished, fire can disgrace, fire can waste, fire can disfigure. The major aim of this write up use the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to explain the topic “burning furnace” and hypostasize it with circumstances of life.

It is amazing when the enemy wants to disgrace anyone he provides the audience, he does not secretly disgrace you, No he provides the platform, if you were not even popular you become publicly disgraced and thus become popular for the wrong things. When you believe in something it is key for you to understand what you believe in and know its capabilities because that knowledge will come in handy when it’s time for confrontation.

In the book of Daniel 3 (1) “King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon…”  This image to me signify the circumstances of life in the world of today that false us to submit, these circumstances are what tries to subdue us, from what I understand when you bow to something or someone you showing respect or submission, when you begin to show respect to your problems there is a problem, when we begin to submit to our problems then we need spiritual intervention.
These problems without doubt have been sponsored into our path of progress by the enemy to ridicule us, we must not give in to this problems let alone allow it consume us.

The “fire” in this furnace I am addressing are those problems specially designed to consume your joy and extinguishes every avenue for you to make progress.

– I decree by the grace of God your problems must bow to you in the name of Jesus.

The Fourth man
in our world today, we need the fourth man, who is the fourth man? The fourth man is God. The fourth man in the fire protects, elevates, and turns dangerous object and situation to harmless situations.
When do you need the Fourth man?

-You need the fourth man in burning furnace of life if you must come out and be elevated.
-you need the fourth man in the fire if you are to come out as a mysterious wonder through trials and tribulations.
-You need the fourth man if your situation must turn around in to a testimony, you need the fourth man if you must manifest as a true child of God,
-You need the fourth man if you not ready for your glory to be turned into shame Psalm 4:2 “How long will you people turn my glory into shame?…” ,

-You need the fourth man in the fire if you want your case to be different,
-You need the fourth man if that situation meant to ridicule you must become your stepping stone to breakthrough.
-You need the fourth man if you do not want to bow to your problems.
– If you must dominate your circumstances you need the fourth man.
– If you must rejoice when the enemy is attacking you, you need the fourth man.
-If your problems must become a walk over you need the fourth man.

In the book of Daniel 3, the golden image was made and the people were required to bow to it, the people who were bowing down to the image clearly were ignorant because they don’t know their God, Daniel 11:32 those who know their God shall in him be strong and not just that do exploits.
What is a Burning furnace?
burning furnace are life consuming problems, they are crucibles that consume your resources, joy and any valuable possession you have, remember the quality of fire it consumes and without interception it will keep burning until that object is extinguished, some people have been extinguished by their problems and in a gradual way, the burning furnace is platform designed to try you but not consume you, Don’t you know when Gold passes through fire it comes out brighter, so you are not supposed to be consumed by your challenges it is supposed to make you an upgrade and not consume you and render you useless.

I pray today that your problems shall not consume you in Jesus name.

The burning furnace is a platform to ridicule you in the presence of people. In the name of Jesus that situation designed to ridicule you will elevate you.

The burning furnace silences i.e. some people have been silenced by their problems because they are divinely out of position.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow to the image even when they were threatened because they knew who they were serving,
Do you know who you are serving?
As far as I am concerned to the best of my knowledge, I am serving the God of a consuming fire that consumes fires and extinguishes obstacles because he is unstoppable, the man of war, I am that I am, my righteousness,

Conclusively, we can deduce that after the ordeal there was a lifting, the people knew that there was a supreme God not made by human hands. So no matter how much the devil tries and comes against you like a flood the spirit of the lord will raise up a standard against him be it in form of principalities and powers, this brings us to the next publication “The Standard”  … setting boundaries for the enemy….

Prayer point.
– Lord my father my problems must bow to me at any point in time in my life in
Jesus name.
– Father in the burning furnace of life be my Fourth man.
– O lord let the world know that you are my God.
– Father according to your reputation as a consuming fire consume any fire standing as an opposition in my life.
– Father give me that testimony that will silence my problems in Jesus name.
-Lord extinguish my problems e.g. Depression, hardship, failures, sickness. (Address a specific problem)

Always pray without ceasing till the next publication, bask in the graciousness of God the father, the son and the holy-spirit.

Genesis 49:8

“Judah, Your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s sons will bow down to you” i see nothing but dominion and victory… victory only tells you that your battle has been won, battles are of different types e.g fear, depression, oppression, confusion, sicknesses and diseases , financial, psychological, spiritual problems etc. i see sickness leaving you right there…. in Jesus name, Fear has been an instrument used by the devil to limit our chances of dominating our circumstances, i have been victimized by fear so i know what it is and how it feels like, it makes you become what you are not, it makes you comfortable with less and that is not the standard God wants us to operate on because we can only achieve less with fear crippling every ounce of energy/ vitality in our body system, when you are scared you cannot address your problems i.e, you cannot access door breaking testimonies because you can only do little when your challenges terrify you. THE VERSE ABOVE SAYS “Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies” that tells you that you are supposed to take the ability of your problems to voice out i.e. as a child of God you are suppose to be able to silence your problems eliminating their chances of manifesting because you are from above and anything from above is above all…

Every problem has a voice but you have the power to take that voice away… i am very sure when a person is being suffocated for example by placing hands upon their necks they will  not able to speak, breath how much more shout for help. so what i am trying g to say is that when your hand is on the neck of your enemies your problems cannot call for reinforcements, in fact the problems will come and go yet you will not notice they came because they have lost the ability to manifest…. this is an heritage it is there for the taking, some of you carry great responsibilities as the eldest in the family but yet your siblings have surpassed you, you cannot perform your duties as the eldest in the family, it is has reached the climax for some to the extent that the eldest son/ daughter of the family is being sponsored by the last-born and this is a precarious situation, when the eldest cannot somewhat look his/her siblings in the eyes in terms of achievements, productivity then there is a problem Do you know what it means to be a first-born? it is a pity some people don’t know, they think it as a title, i see it as a mantle i.e. as a firstborn you are a pace-setter, so if anyone (first-born) or any child at all is on a decline  that tells you that the individual is  not keying into that heritage  of  suffocating his/her problems, people battle depression to the extent that they give in to suicide, inferiority complex “lower than thou syndrome” i speak to ensure the truth is levitated above the ground there is a difference between “humility and low self esteem” i pray for that everyday because it is a great virtue sometimes it is hard to take the heat but it is worth it, i try to ensure it is a part of my life because Jesus was a key reflector of that priceless attribute.

if you find it hard to pick anything from the words i have spoken just remind yourselves that you have the grace to live above challenges and difficulties.  The voice of your problems and challenges is there for the taking… be of good courage and bask in the benefit of being a child of a king. (God)

I pray God gives you the grace to live above challenges and tribulations.


psalm 90 :14 “”o satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days”

My heart waits for you lord, i am not ungrateful in fact i know that i cannot thank you enough, You do so much for me over looking my deeds, i have wronged you yet you show me in every hues and shades that you are gracious, looking at the storms i have overcome, even the crucibles i gave up on half-way because of my uncontrollable anxiety, i yearn so much for my Isaac “Laughter” which will cancel any oscillating thought which represents unbelief, i have gone past the realm of thinking which reflects the question “if you can do it ” because i  know there is nothing you cannot do i am standing at a point where i question myself i am still worthy of your mercy that will wipe away the tears of every one that is directly linked to me in a larger sense my family and real friends. i beseech thee every night and day to prevail above my circumstances because the shoes which has been giving to me for a fitting is great in size and only you can help me fit in…. it is no longer a question of if you can do it, it is a question of am i qualified for that unmerited grace, i know i am maybe you are so great that i cannot believe you can love a man like me, with wavering emotions and unending needs, i know sometimes i know not what to pray for father remember me and show me thy glory …. As far as the testimonies are concerned i cannot remember them not because i have a short memory but because they are numerous in number and they are exceedingly great, mountains of problems you surprisingly extinguish before my eyes… i come to you because i want the joy of my family to be full, because there must be a large difference between your children and people that have refused to claim you as their father for they are misguided to a large extent willfully blind…. you have giving me the mandate to “pursue overtake and recover ”  even when i tarry to harnesses this heritage you take me by the hand and help me harness the benefits of using the mandate i am happy i am one of the few you have awakened by re-kindling the desire to know you within me for this i am grateful. The path where i find myself i have realized it is a long walk with stumbling blocks, but with you i am sure to prevail …. Father i come to you on behalf on my family and everything concerning me in all ramifications i am long over due for a tears drawing testimony, i know cannot weigh the testimonies you have given to me in terms of equilibrium but i am grateful,, how can i? Daddy according to your word in psalm 90 :14 “o satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days”  father in your speed prevail above my circumstances and silence my needs for it is dawn…. Thank you Jehova Turn around.