Bishop David Abioye said: “Following God’s ways precedes the ascent to the summit. It is impossible to follow them and miss the summit.

“…For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways…” Isaiah 55:8-9

Living a life of sacrifice is the path to changing the world. Nothing comes without a counterpart, everything is an exchange, and even if God wants to give you, you must be ready to receive or support it. That’s a rule. You see, Jesus has already paid the ultimate price to give us access to everything, but often it’s necessary for God to transform our structure before we can possess certain heavenly possessions, hence the sacrifice we must make. To corroborate this, we can refer to Matthew 20:21-22 It is written:

The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons James and John, and she knelt down to make a request to him. Jesus said to her, ‘What do you want?’ She replied, ‘Command that these two sons of mine may sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.’ Jesus answered, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?’ They said to him, ‘We are able.‘”

You see, the cup Jesus was talking about here was the cross, but beyond that, even though he knew it was to cleanse the world from sin, to give everyone access to God, to give us the riches he had and more, he asked, “Are you able to drink the cup that I must drink,” in other words, are you capable of paying the price to obtain what you ask for? And they said yes.

Let’s look at what happened to the sons of Zebedee, James and John. James, son of Zebedee, evangelized Spain and is the first apostle to die as a martyr, beheaded in Jerusalem. John is the only one to have died of old age. Yet he experienced martyrdom by immersion in a vat of boiling oil in Rome and was sentenced to the mines in Patmos, where he wrote the Apocalypse. He died of old age in what is now Turkey. Do you see the price? I’m not saying they will be on the left or right of God in his kingdom, because Jesus himself noted that only God knows whom he has reserved those places for. Matthew 20:23

Note: For every desire of man, there is always a requirement from God. When a young man approached Jesus asking for the opportunity to enter the kingdom of heaven and Jesus gave him the requirements, he judged it too much to ask and left sad. Matthew 19:17-24 Someone said:

Do not do what everyone does and you will get the result that not everyone gets.” And Bishop David Abioye added:

What is designed for everyone in general does not last, it is the bespoke products that endure. And any product without a process does not last, because the process is the direction of success.”

So, you should love the process, be joyful in the process, because it is the direction to the greatest heights. For this, I recommend Archbishop William Duncan’s book titled “Don’t Fight the Process,” available at”


  • What do you want in life?
  • What is that thing that is particularly close to your heart?
  • What is that vision that haunts you and that you would like to unfold?
  • How crucial is this vision or project to your life? (…)

This text is an extract from the book “Drinking cups to reign on earth and in Eternity” written by Apostle Joshua Selman Nimmak, and Kenou Landry Hinnouho.

We invite you to read the following article “Do Not Compare Yourself to Anyone“.

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