Christian Lifestyle

Accessing Africa’s 700 Million Christian Market

Africa is set to become the pivot of Christianity in the next five decades. It is home to the world’s largest Christian community boasting 700 million faithful hearts.
According to the Pew Research Centre, this number will cross 1 billion in 2050, marking a 112% surge from 517 million in 2010. By 2060, countries on the continent will account for six of the top ten countries globally with the highest number of Christians.

On 13th October, Dominion TV hosted an audience of Ghanaian advertising agencies and market influencers to present their findings, “The 700 Million Christian Market” at Ecobank Head Office in Accra, Ghana with keynote speaker Dr. Juliete Ehimuan, Africa’s iconic digital technology guru and former inaugural Director of Google West Africa.

Dr. Loretta Sarpong of EcoBank and Papa Ako-Addo of DSTV made welcome remarks. The event witnessed the launch of Dominion TV’s bloc of children’s programming called “Proudly Me TV,” aimed at cultivating Godly values, development and self-worth in children of African descent was announced as well as a feature film”A Taste of Sin” produced by the network,featuring an all-star Ghanaian and Nigerian cast, including Jackie Appiah, James Gardiner and Majid Michel.

Dominion TV was founded by Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams in 2014. Transitioning from a Ghanaian ministry media network to a Pan-African commercial Christian media house in 2017 with an investment from The Whitaker Group.

Going beyond traditional Christian programming, Dominion TV’s diversified content features films, sports, fashion, food, entertainment, documentaries, finances, health to promote “inspired and empowered living. Christians in Africa are more than a religious bloc, they represent a diverse base of largely young men, women, and children who collectively form the continent’s largest affinity group.

How much really is known about their market potential?

“Data-driven insights have been sparse, this is why we undertook a qualitative and anecdotal study to learn about this expanding demographic”, said Rosa Whitaker, Dominion TV’s President and Vice Chair. Understanding the attributes of the Christian consumer market will help a range of service providers tailor offerings that better serve them. However, understanding the market is only a first step — successfully accessing it requires a platform.

“We’ve been diligently expanding our presence within the Christian audience, driven by our longstanding engagement, consumer surveys, and viewership patterns. This is a huge market that has been hidden in plain sight and we are demystifying it,” said Tracy Malone, Dominion TV’s General Manager. Dominion TV can be accessed around the clock in 48 African countries on DSTV (Channel 352), GOtv (Channel 213), and digitally.

Keep watching Dominion TV on Dstv CH 352 and GOtv CH 167 for more inspiring and empowering content. You can also follow the station’s social media handle @mydominiontv on all social platforms. 

A Taste of Sin Movie Records Massive Turnout at Cinemas 

The premiere of A Taste of Sin, currently Accra’s number 1 movie took place on the 7th of April at Silverbird Cinemas in Accra, and on the 8th of April at the Golden Eagle Cinema, Kumasi.

The movie premiere was a resounding success, with a massive turnout at cinemas, selling out almost all its tickets before the premiere. A Taste of Sin, which tells the story of faith and redemption, was eagerly anticipated by Ghanaian movie lovers and Christians alike.

In attendance were the star-studded cast members; Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel, Roselyn Ngissah, Kalsoume Sinare, James Gardiner, Sonia Ibrahim, Eze One, and Akosua Adjepong. Also in attendance was his eminence the Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams in the company of his wife Rosa Whitaker. The General Manager of Dominion TV together with the producer and director of the movie; Samira Yakubu and Frank Rajah also graced the event. 

The red carpet event was a sight to behold, with attendees dressed to impress and eager to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars. The Kumasi turnout for instance was a historic one as fans flocked from all corners of the city, eager to indulge in the presence of their favorite cast. 

A Blessing to the Ghanaian Film Community

Akosua Adjepong who plays Majid Michel’s mother in the movie expressed her excitement about the movie and the heartwarming turn-out, especially in Kumasi. “It was a wonderful experience coming to Kumasi and sharing the movie with the Kumasi audience and more is coming their way. People came up and said this was one of the best Christian movies they ever watches”, she said. 

Sonia Ibrahim who also plays the critical role of Anita in the movie expressed how wonderful of an experience it was, especially working alongside the Archbishop himself, describing the entire ordeal as a blessing. “I think this is a wonderful experience for all of us. It was a blessing being part of something with an Archbishop. I am hopeful that we see more of this” – Sonia Ibrahim 

The attending fans not only took time to watch the movie and interact with their favorite actors but gave their two cents on the movie as well, acknowledging how edifying it had been. Patience; an attendee from Kumasi described how the movie helped her love her husband more and shed light on the importance of staying beside him through thick and thin. 

“The movie exceeded my expectations and I am amazed. The message was humbling for me. The message is timely because they brought up issues that we see today and we have learned a lot. As a married woman, I have learned to stand by my husband in times of trouble. I am taking home a really valuable lesson today” said Patience. 

Nick, who was also in attendance at Kumasi was particularly amazed by the movie’s thematic representation of faith. The lead character; Pastor Teddy, who was played by James Gardiner was a figure of admiration for Nick. “The faith factor was so important in the movie. Sometimes we go through trials and give up. But this is a man who fought to the end and God saw him through it all. So the faith factor was very strong. These movies empower us as we go about our daily Christian lives. Thumbs up to Dominion TV. We want more and more and more from Dominion TV. – Nick. 

Preaching the Gospel through Film Across Africa

The success of Accra’s number-one Christian movie premiere is a testament to the growing appetite for Christian-themed movies in Ghana and across Africa. As more filmmakers explore this genre, we can expect to see more powerful stories of faith and redemption that will inspire and uplift audiences.

“You don’t only have to listen to the gospel through the pulpit. As filmmakers, we preach the gospel through our filmmaking and storytelling. I am happy about this and I believe there is more coming”. These were Jackie Appiah’s words when asked about whether the Ghanaian community should expect more, especially those within the Christian faith. 

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams who made a cameo appearance in the movie expressed being immensely moved by the movie, to the point of tears. “The movie touched me, and to be honest, I was crying. I just could not hold my tears. The movie was moving, and emotional, it spoke volumes. It showed the power of temptation and nobody can assume that as long as you are in this flesh, you are above temptation” – Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams.

“We want to use movies to tell the story of redemption and to let people know the love of God, His power, compassion, and mercies” He added. 

“There is a lot more in store for Dominion TV. The vision we had when we started Dominion TV was for inspired and empowered living through Christ and there are so many ways to tell that story. We are making strides and changing lives and are coming out with a whole new children’s block of programming. We are so grateful for tonight. We are looking at the best of the best actors in Ghana who put their hearts into this. It was a genius move that brought a lot of life to the world” Added Rosa Whitaker who is also the President of Dominion TV.

“A Taste of Sin” – a Dominion TV production in collaboration with Sami’s Media, is an enthralling story that explores the power of faith, forgiveness and hope through the lives of two pastors intertwine- one tempted by a shortcut to success, and the other facing unimaginable trials in his marriage. As they navigate these challenges, they grapple with fidelity, temptation, and their own beliefs. The movie stars some of Ghana’s star-studded award-winning cast; Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel, James Gardiner, Abena Akuaba, and a debut cameo appearance by Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams. The production values are top-notch, with beautiful cinematography, stunning visuals, and a moving musical score that perfectly captures the emotions of the story.

A Taste of Sin is currently the number one movie across select Cinemas in Accra, attracting massive attention within the country and beyond. A Taste of Sin will still be showing until the 20th of April 2023 at Silverbird Cinemas in Accra Mall and WestHills Mall at 7 pm and 9:30 pm, as well as the Golden Eagle Cinema at Kumasi City Mall at 7 pm and 9 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the venue. 

Keep watching Dominion TV on Dstv CH 352 and GOtv CH 167 for more inspiring and empowering content. You can also follow the station’s social media handle @mydominiontv on all social platforms. 

Dominion TV set to premiere the ‘A Taste of Sin’ movie this Easter

Ghana set to premiere one of the greatest Christian movies ever produced in the country.

Ghana’s film industry has been growing in recent years, and now, it’s set to premiere one of the greatest Christian movies ever produced in the country; “A Taste of Sin”.  The movie is a testament to the creativity and passion of Ghanaian filmmakers, as well as their commitment to telling stories that inspire and uplift audiences.

“A Taste of Sin” – a Dominion TV production in collaboration with Sami’s Media, is an enthralling story that explores the power of faith, forgiveness and hope through the lives of two pastors intertwine- one tempted by a shortcut to success, and the other facing unimaginable trials in his marriage. As they navigate these challenges, they grapple with fidelity, temptation, and their own beliefs. The movie stars some of Ghana’s star-studded award-winning cast; Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel, James Gardiner, Abena Akuaba, and a debut cameo appearance by Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams. The production values are top-notch, with beautiful cinematography, stunning visuals, and a moving musical score that perfectly captures the emotions of the story. 

The producer of the movie, Samira Yakubu, emphasized during its media launch of the movie that the movie is not just for Christians as many would perceive. It tackles weighty moral questions that cut across every ordinary person’s life. “A Taste of Sin” is the first movie to be produced for Cinema by a TV network, and Dominion TV has taken the lead in doing this. Nosisa Doe, General Manager of Dominion TV mentioned that the station will continue to produce transformative content that inspires and empowers viewers. She added that Dominion TV will continue to work closely with local film makers to produce more movies in the future.

If you’re looking for a movie that will inspire you, uplift you, and fill you with hope, then “A Taste of Sin” is the movie for you. Don’t miss your chance to see it on the big screen, and be a part of this exciting moment in Ghanaian cinema history. The movie is sure to be a highlight of the year for movie lovers and Christian audiences alike.

Premiering this Easter

The premiere of “A Taste of Sin” will take place at Silverbird Cinemas on Good Friday the 7th of April 2023 at 7 pm and 9 pm in Accra, Ghana (Westhills Mall and Accra Mall). The movie will also premiere in Kumasi on the 8th of April at 6 pm and 8 pm at the Golden Eagle Cinema, Kumasi. Tickets are 100 GHS in Accra and 65 GHS in Kumasi. Use the shortcode *713*33*55# to purchase tickets and watch in Accra, and *713*33*45# to purchase tickets and watch in Kumasi. You can also buy tickets at various points: Silverbird Cinemas Accra Mall and West-hills Mall, Golden Eagle Cinemas Kumasi City Mall, Airport Shell, Koala (Osu & Airport), Baatsona Total, Dominion TV front desk, Dominion Bookshop, Poku Trading Kumasi

Gather your friends and family, and come and join us for a night of entertainment and inspiration. We can’t wait to see you there!

Watch Dominion TV on Dstv CH 352 and GoTv CH 168, soon to be CH 213. Follow Dominion TV on social media @mydominiontv on all platforms. 


The Benefits of Bible Journaling: A Creative Way to Connect with God

Bible journaling is a personal and creative way of engaging with the Word of God. It involves using a journal or notebook to write and reflect on your thoughts, insights, and prayers as you read and study the Bible. However, it is not just about writing down what you learn from the Scriptures; it is also about expressing yourself through art. This means that you can use colors, drawings, or sketches to create beautiful and meaningful pages that reflect your connection with God’s Word.

Photo source: Arina Krasnikova

Bible journaling can be done in many different ways, depending on your preference and style. Some people prefer to use hand lettering to write out their favorite verses, while others use stamps, stickers, or washi tape to decorate their pages. Some people prefer to draw or paint, while others prefer to use colored pencils or markers. The beauty of Bible journaling is that there are no rules, and you can be as creative as you want. By combining art and writing, Bible journaling allows you to engage with the Word of God in a new and meaningful way.

How Does Bible Journaling Help Connect with God?

Bible journaling can help you connect with God in many ways. Firstly, it allows you to slow down and focus on God’s Word, helping you to gain a deeper understanding of the message. By reflecting on the passages that resonate with you, you can create a personal connection with God. Secondly, Bible journaling is a form of worship, allowing you to express your love and gratitude to God through creativity. It is a way of offering your gifts and talents back to God and can be a very meaningful and fulfilling experience.

Benefits of Bible Journaling

There are numerous benefits to Bible journaling, including:

  • Spiritual Growth – Bible journaling allows you to grow closer to God and deepen your relationship with Him.
  • Self-Reflection – By journaling your thoughts and feelings, you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your relationship with God.
  • Creative Expression – Bible journaling is a form of art and allows you to express yourself creatively. This can be a very therapeutic and relaxing experience.

Photo source: Pixabay

  • Memorization – By journaling the verses that speak to you, you are more likely to remember them and apply them to your life.
  • Community Building – Bible journaling can be a great way to connect with other believers and share your faith with others.

How to Get Started with Bible Journaling

Getting started with Bible journaling is easy. All you need is a notebook, a pen, and your Bible. You can use a variety of materials to create your journaling pages, including colored pencils, markers, and watercolors. To get started, simply choose a passage or verse that speaks to you and read it slowly, reflecting on its meaning. Then, begin to create your journaling page, incorporating your thoughts, prayers, and any artistic elements you choose.

Bible journaling is a creative way to connect with God and deepen your relationship with Him. It allows you to slow down, reflect on His Word, and express yourself creatively. The benefits of Bible journaling are numerous, including spiritual growth, self-reflection, creative expression, memorization, and community building. If you have not tried Bible journaling yet, you are encouraged to give it a try.

We hope you found this article informative and inspiring. If you did, please share it with your friends and followers on social media. And do not forget to follow Dominion TV on our various social media platforms for more great content!
Dominion TV, Africa’s Christian Lifestyle Network for Inspired and Empowered Living.

The Importance of Patience in the Christian Faith: Waiting on God’s Timing

What is Patience in the Christian Faith?

The virtue of patience is bearing up under adversity and anticipating God’s timing. Although it might be difficult to cultivate, faith in God’s purpose for our life is a crucial quality for Christians.

Photo source: Emmanuel Ikwuegbu

Why is Patience Important in the Christian Faith?

Patience is crucial in the Christian faith because it demonstrates our trust in God’s sovereignty and His timing. It helps us to understand that God’s plan for our lives is perfect, and we should trust in His timing, even when we do not understand it. Waiting on God’s timing is an essential aspect of the Christian faith. Here are three reasons why it is crucial to develop patience and trust in God’s timing:

  • God’s Timing is Perfect

One reason why patience is important in the Christian faith is that it helps us to understand that God’s timing is perfect. It is easy to get frustrated when things do not go as planned, but when we trust in God’s timing, we can be confident that He knows what is best for us. 

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart, yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”- Ecclesiastes 3:11

  • Patience Develops Our Faith

Waiting on God’s timing also helps us to develop our faith. When we are faced with challenges or difficult circumstances, it can be easy to lose hope. However, as we wait on God and trust in His timing, we learn to rely on Him more and more. This deepens our faith and helps us to grow spiritually.

  • Waiting on God Brings Greater Blessings

Finally, waiting on God’s timing can lead to greater blessings than we could ever imagine. When we try to force our plans or rush things, we may miss out on opportunities that God has for us, but when we trust in His timing, we can be confident that He will bring about blessings beyond what we could have imagined. 

Examples of Patience in the Bible

Throughout the Bible, we see many examples of patience, including Job, who endured immense suffering but remained faithful to God, and Joseph, who waited years for his dream to come to fruition. These stories teach us that patience is a vital part of the Christian journey and can lead to blessings beyond our imagination.

Waiting on God’s Timing in Our Lives

As Christians, we are often faced with situations where we must wait on God’s timing. It could be waiting for a job, healing, or a particular breakthrough. However, waiting on God’s timing requires faith and patience. We must trust that God’s timing is perfect and that He has a plan for our lives. Trusting in God’s timing is not always easy, but it is essential for our spiritual growth. We must learn to surrender our plans and desires to God and trust that His timing is perfect. Waiting on God’s timing can be challenging, but it Is always worth it in the end.

Photo source: Akt World

In conclusion, patience is a vital aspect of the Christian faith, and waiting on God’s timing is essential. We must trust in God’s sovereignty and His perfect plan for our lives. Developing patience is not easy, but it is worth it in the end. So, as we wait on God, let us hold on to our faith and trust that His timing is always perfect.
Do you have a story about waiting on God for something? Send it to us! Share this article with your friends and family, and don’t forget to tune in to Dominion TV on DStv channel 352 and GOtv channel 168 for more inspiring content.
Dominion TV, Africa’s Christian Lifestyle Network for Inspired and Empowered Living.

The ‘Bishop G Live’ Show

Bishop Gregory Toussaint is a well-known evangelist, writer, and lecturer who was born in Haiti. He shares the good news of Jesus Christ as a dynamic Christian speaker. The well-known man of God has made extensive international tours, visiting South America, the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, and Europe. He serves as the head pastor of the North Miami, Florida-based church Tabernacle of Glory. Also, Bishop Gregory is the host of the evangelical radio program called radio Shekinah.

The ‘Bishop G Live’ show is one of the latest additions to the Dominion TV family of several programs. Hosting the show is Bishop Gregory Toussaint. The ‘Bishop G Live’ is a program that teaches you to walk in the supernatural in every area of your life. It hosts guests in the ministry who talk about the things of God and Christianity by interpreting many things to your understanding. The show has its worship ministration session, where ministers lead you, their audience in worship to prepare your hearts for God’s Word.

“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” – Psalm 100:2-3 NIV

The ‘Bishop G Live’ is a spirit-filled program that you need to look out for as Christians, and as people who are willing to lead others to Christ. 

Do not miss out on Dominion TV’s Spirit-filled show that will equip you to walk in the supernatural! Tune in to learn how to activate and operate in the gifts of the Spirit, and how to cultivate a lifestyle of walking in the supernatural. Do not settle for a mundane life, join us as we step into the miraculous! Tune in to Dominion TV today at 7:30 pm every Monday to Friday on Dominion TV, DStv channel 352, and GOtv channel 168.

Dominion TV, Africa’s Christian Lifestyle Network for Inspired and Empowered Living.


Embracing Diversity in the Christian Faith: Understanding and Celebrating Differences

Understanding Diversity in the Christian Faith

As a universal religion, Christianity encompasses a wide range of cultures and belief systems. To create a more inclusive community, it is critical to recognize diversity within the Christian faith. Instead of watering down one’s ideas, accepting diversity involves learning to value the distinctive viewpoints and experiences of others. Finding common ground while embracing differences is the goal.

Learning to value and cherish the various perspectives and experiences of others is what diversity-embracing means instead of renouncing or sacrificing one’s own beliefs. It entails finding points of agreement and forming connections with individuals from various cultural and religious backgrounds. For instance, even if someone has the same Christian faith as us yet holds a different religious belief, we should still try to understand their ideas and experiences. We may develop respect and appreciation for one another through this knowledge, which will result in a more inclusive community.

Photo source: Pavel Danilyuk

The Importance of Celebrating Differences

Christianity has a rich history of accepting diversity, and this is something to be proud of. By embracing our diversity, we make the world a more accepting and inclusive place for everyone. Diversity in the Christian religion is celebrated by recognizing and honoring our various cultural origins, worldviews, and life experiences. It is about realizing that each of us has something worthwhile to contribute to the community.

Overcoming Prejudice and Bias

Sadly, prejudice and intolerance still prevail in our society today, even among Christians. Intentional effort and a willingness to learn from one another are required to overcome these prejudices. It involves acknowledging and combating our prejudices and presumptions, paying attention to other people’s experiences, and working to create a more welcoming and equitable community.

Celebrating Unity in Diversity

In the Christian faith, embracing diversity does not imply giving up our convictions. It entails appreciating the distinctive contributions made by each person and celebrating the bond we have with one another because of Christ. Building relationships and discovering common ground is important, despite our differences. By embracing diversity, we can grow as a community, learn from one another, and build a more robust and lively society.

In conclusion, a more inclusive and welcoming community can only be achieved through embracing diversity within the Christian faith. We can develop relationships and discover common ground by appreciating and embracing our differences. It has to do with accepting the distinctive viewpoints and experiences of others, notwithstanding our differences. We may celebrate our shared identity in Christ as Christians while also valuing the diversity that makes our community stronger.

Photo source: Pixabay

Thank you for taking the time to read our article about embracing diversity in the Christian faith. We hope that it has provided valuable insights and perspectives on the importance of celebrating differences within our community. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this topic, so please leave a comment below to share your ideas and experiences. Also, do not forget to like and share this article with your family and friends to spread the message of inclusivity and diversity in the Christian faith.

Dominion TV, Africa’s Christian Lifestyle Network for Inspired and Empowered Living



The Benefits of Mentorship in the Christian Faith: Growing Together

It might be difficult for us as Christians to deal with life’s ups and downs on our own. Mentorship is crucial to our spiritual journey due to this. We can learn from one another and grow together through mentoring. In this article, we will look at the advantages of mentoring in the Christian faith and how it can improve our life.

The benefits of mentorship in the Christian faith are the subject of this paragraph, which also introduces the blog post’s main theme. It argues that facing life’s difficulties alone can be difficult for Christians, which is why mentorship is important. Christians who have a mentor can benefit from advice, encouragement, and wisdom on their spiritual path from someone more knowledgeable and experienced. The paragraph underlines that mentoring is an opportunity for Christians to learn from and grow together, and it also emphasizes that the article will discuss the advantages of mentoring.

 What is Christian Mentorship?

Christian mentoring is a partnership between two people of varying spiritual maturity levels in which the more seasoned Christian offers advice, information, and support to the less seasoned one. In a Christian mentoring relationship, the mentor serves as the mentee’s spiritual leader and aids in overcoming challenges.

Photo source: Akt World

The Benefits of Christian Mentorship

  • Spiritual Growth and Development

A mentee’s spiritual development and closer relationship with God can benefit from a mentor’s advice and encouragement. To assist the mentee in building a firmer foundation in Christ, a mentor can offer guidance, accountability, and encouragement.

  • Personal Growth and Development

Mentorship can aid in both personal growth and development as well as spiritual progress. A mentor can offer direction on practical life skills including decision-making, goal-setting, and time management. Additionally, the mentee can gain knowledge from the mentor’s life experiences, both achievements, and disappointments.

  • Building Relationships

Within the Christian community, mentoring can aid in the formation of strong connections. A strong bond between the mentee and mentor, which extends beyond the mentorship relationship, has the potential to create new relationships and friendships inside the church.

  • Encouragement and Support

Having a mentor to turn to when times are tough can make all the difference. During trying times, mentors can offer insight, support, and encouragement. Someone to whom we can turn for support and peace might help reduce stress and worry.

The Power of Mentoring Relationships

Imagine us as young Christians who are trying to understand the difficulties we are facing in life. We are perplexed about what to do, then we run to a devoted Christian who offers to be our mentor. We then establish a tight bond through time that offers direction, support, and encouragement. As we travel together, we develop our faith and acquire useful life skills that enable us to face challenges and lead fulfilling lives.

Photo source: Tima Miroshnichenko

In conclusion, mentorship is a crucial tool for us Christians who want to deepen our spirituality and face our issues. We might obtain knowledge and direction from a more experienced person, develop fresh viewpoints, and have our faith strengthened, among many other advantages of mentorship. Through mentoring, we can support each other, form deep connections, and form a community of believers dedicated to mutual growth. We can handle the ups and downs of life with the support and direction we need to stay on course and accomplish our goals by accepting mentorship.

Is this article helpful? Share it with family and friends to help spread the word about the importance of mentorship in the Christian faith and encourage others to take advantage of this valuable resource. Together, we can continue to grow in our faith and support one another on our journey toward a deeper understanding of God’s love and purpose for our lives.
Dominion TV, Africa’s Christian Lifestyle Network for Inspired and Empowered Living.

Should All Christians Speak in Tongues? ‘Just Ask’ Edition

Many believe that the supernatural use of a foreign language is what is meant by the phenomena of tongues. Speaking in tongues was long considered the hallmark of the Pentecostal and Charismatic streams within the church. Speaking in tongues was frequently cited as the first sign of the baptism in the Spirit by some Pentecostal Christians in particular.

Although John was baptized in water, Jesus assured his disciples that they would be baptized in the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ prediction came true when they were all filled with the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem a few days later. Then they started speaking in other tongues right away.

Photo source: Tima Miroshnichenko

Many Christians today attest to having experienced the Holy Spirit baptism and speaking in tongues.  Speaking in tongues is not so much a demonstration for them as it is a sign of the supernatural power and activity of the Holy Spirit.

When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.” – Acts 19:6 NIV

Speaking in tongues is still regarded by many Christians as a sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit. However, there are numerous further traces of the Holy Spirit’s work, including the other gifts.To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.” – 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 NIV 

Dominion TV, Africa’s Christian Lifestyle Network for Inspired and Empowered Living.

Click on the link below to watch Dominion TV’s ‘Just Ask’ edition of ‘Should All Christians Speak in Tongues?

The Benefits of a Devotional Life: Cultivating Intimacy with God

It is up to us to develop an intimate relationship with God. Having an intimate relationship with Him is preferable to pursuing legitimate daily tasks or the demands of leadership responsibilities in the gospel ministry. As Christians, we should not overwork ourselves to the point where we neglect our relationship with God. Being productive is not the same as just being busy.

Photo source: Timothy Eberly

Even though Jesus was extremely busy, He did not let it interfere with His time spent in prayer. Jesus prayed to God every day in private. He prayed intermittently throughout the night. One of His disciples begged Him to teach them how to pray after observing His practice of praying by Himself for some time. They learned from Jesus how to say what is known as the Lord’s Prayer.

“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.” – Luke 6:12 NIV

For every one of us, having an intimate relationship with God is crucial, thus if a leader in the gospel ministry struggles to do this, he may be carrying out God’s will independently. He will not be acting in a way that pleases God since he is not in contact with Him.  God is equal in importance to His work itself. While claiming to be doing God’s work, we should attempt to avoid drifting away from Him. The priority for us should be fellowship with God. God and Moses shared an intimate relationship. Moses had a face-to-face conversation with God. When we spend enough time with God, He will continually reveal things to us, and the influence of the Holy Spirit on our lives will grow.

“He said, “Listen to my words: When there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams. But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” – Number 12:6-8

Benefits of a Devotional Life

  • Increases our faith

Our faith grows as we become intimate with God. The Bible is filled with examples of God accomplishing the seemingly impossible. To name a few, He healed the ill, raised the dead, split the Red Sea, fed thousands of followers with manna, and many other miracles. So, if we are experiencing fear and doubt, maintaining a consistent devotional routine will help us strengthen our faith as we will continue to learn as our intimacy with God deepens.

  • Enables us to focus on God

There may be a lot of distractions vying for our focus away from God. We could succumb to life’s stresses, and occasionally even the positive things, like ambitions and dreams, might supplant God in our lives. Though the world could try to draw us away from God, a daily devotional lifestyle helps us keep our focus solely on Him.

Photo source: Tara Winstead

  • Enables us to persevere in life

We will discover that the lives of individuals in the Bible like Moses, Joseph, Mary, and even Jesus are the model of steadfast faith as we reflect on their lives. Even though they faced challenges while on earth, they persevered in their faith because God was by their side, not because they were particularly brave people. As we develop a daily devotion to Him and increase intimacy with Him, God will also grant us the grace to persevere.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer, and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” – Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV

Is this article helpful? Share it with family and friends who may need it.
Dominion TV, Africa’s Christian Lifestyle Network for Inspired and Empowered Living.


Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from - Youtube
Consent to display content from - Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from - Google