Welcome to Daughters Of Zion, A Ministry of Excellence

We are an organization that serves Women and their families through our Teaching, Intercessory Prayers, Missions and Outreach ministries.

Statement of Faith

We believe in:

1. The Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and the person of the Holy Spirit as one. 1 John 5:7

2. Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Acts 1:5

3. New testament biblical practices of the Holy communion, washing of the feet, sprinkling of the Blood. John 13:3-8, Acts 19:11-12, John 13:3-8.

4. The manifestation of God's power through signs and wonders, Luke 9:1, 1 Corin 2:4, Isaiah 8:18.

5. The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His atoning death through his shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of God, the Father and in His personal return to earth in power and glory.

6. The Infallibility of the Holy Scriptures, the Bible as the final authority in all matters of doctrine, conducts relative to daily living.

7. The administration of spiritual gifts led by the Spirit for the edification of the church of God. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

8. The personal return of Jesus Christ, the eternal damnation in a literal hell for the wicked and everlasting life with the living God for the righteous.

"Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold i come and I will dwell in your midst, declare the Lord" Zechariah 2:10.

DOZme Women's International Fellowship

Are you needing encouragement or prayers? We have a group of prayer warriors "WHEN WOMEN PRAY" who meet daily to intercede on behalf of the Body of Christ. The Lord of Glory is always in our midst to hear and answer. These women of faith are ready to pray along with you and offer encouragement. If interested in prayers or requesting more information , please email us @ dozmeinternational@gmail.com

Monday, August 27, 2018

God is Interested in Your Everyday Life

"The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
    He delights in every detail of their lives."  Psalm 37:23 NLT

Recently I was sharing with a client of mine who comes in for counseling & prayers how God is not just interested  or pleased with us when we do "spiritual" things such as reading our bible, engaging in prayer sessions, attending church service or bible study but also everything else in our lives.   It took me some years as  I matured as a believer to realize that and when I did, every where I went, whatever I did, He was always on my mind. I was conscious of His presence.  I shared how if I happen to misplace my car keys and just blurt out "Lord help me find my keys" without really going on my knees to ask Him,  I would just hear that soft small voice leading to where it was or a just a thought will drop in my spirit and I will find myself heading in the direction where I last saw the keys.  That is God for you.

Beloved, God is very concerned and interested in the things that concern us. He is interested in waking us up in the morning, so that we are not late for school, work or that appointment. He is interested in driving with us to work, running errands, to a sporting event etc..  He is concerned about us when we are tired, sad or troubled and is there to give us comfort and encouragement.  He enjoys watching us do chores around the home, e.g laundry, cooking, cleaning and also when we sit down at the table as a family or couple eating and talking about how our day went.  God enjoys every detail of our lives and is not happy when we do not involve Him in it.  After all, He is our Father, a loving one for that matter.  

Scripture tells us in our main text today that He orders the steps of the godly, that is you and me and he delights or takes pleasure in every human activity we perform on a daily basis, except for sin of course.   Like any parent, who enjoys watching their children grow into matured and responsible young men and women, so does our heavenly Father, who also delights in seeing us progress, seeing us succeeding in life as a result of the  diverse talents, abilities and spiritual gifts He has given us to be used here on earth for His glory.   What displeases Him is when we do not appreciate all that He has given us and enjoy the life He has given unto us for a season.  Psalms 33:15 states "
He fashioneth their hearts alike;
he considereth all their works "  According to John Gills exposition of the Bible, it means He forms or molds the hearts of his own people anew for himself,  forms Christ in them, and every grace of his Spirit; he forms them into one, and knits and unites them together in love, and makes them like to one another; for as face answers to face in water, so do the hearts and experiences of the saints one to another.  He also understands all they do and carefully observes their activities.   Beloved it brings joy to the Father's heart when we value and appreciate all that He has given us and He also wants us to be conscious of His interest in our every day lives.  

Do you know the Lord also takes pleasure in you when you enjoy His creation, the entire universe.  He loves watching you and I admiring nature, the stars, and space in general, the flowers, the trees, the animals, the mountains and valleys, the oceans and seas, the grasslands etc.  He has given us all the five senses to enjoy these things.  And guess what, every time we enjoy the rest of His creation, it is an act of true worship when we show our gratitude for it.  

God wants you to be yourself, do things the way you have been fashioned to do it according to the gifts, talents, abilities and skills He has given you.. Do not imitate how your neighbor, sister in the church or friend does things because it will not work.  For example, If you are someone who goes to bed late at night and it has always worked for you, you are healthy, you are able to function better in the evenings/ night time, then keep doing it, do not force yourself to go to bed early and change your whole schedule just because your spouse or friend boasts about how she is an early rise and very active the first few hours of the day.. That is the way she has been wired.  If you try to now do the same thing, you will see that it will not flow well, you will not be able to accomplish as much as you usually do with your normal system and before you know, you are going right back to your regular schedule.  I have a friend who goes to bed between 7-8pm.  It will be tough to get her to stay up past that time unless there was an emergency or something, she wakes up at 4am. I am the complete opposite. I used to try to get to bed and call it a day by 9:30pm.  Never worked for me, I just reverted back to the way I was wired, going to bed by 11pm and waking up by 6:30am. Your lifestyle and way of doing things is different from the next person, it will be unfair to compare yourself with others.  What am I saying?  Be yourself!!!! Be who God has molded you to be!!!

Sisters, our God created us in His image and likeness for His enjoyment and His good pleasure. He has also given us the rest of creation for our enjoyment as well.   As you enjoy all that He has provided for you, allow Him to also enjoy every part of you by intentionally including Him in every activity of your life.  As you do so, He will continue to bless and keep you secured under the shadow of His wings.

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.  Phil 2:13 KJV

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Working together as One Body

" For as in one body we have many members,[a] and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.Romans 12:4-5 ESV

Like any business or organization, the body of Christ, the global church within its individual local assemblies have to work together in one accord to fulfill the purpose and vision of the church.  We are called to walk in holy fellowship together, breaking bread, sympathizing with, and serving each other until Jesus returns for His bride (the Church).    It baffles me when I see the lack of team work, lack of unity in the church.  Everyone wants to do their own thing, you see individuals in the church trying to hoard all the work ;taking on many duties for the wrong reasons and you also see some that do not want to do anything, but come to church, sit in the pews, give their tithes and offering and leave.  They do this without even being concerned about what they are contributing to the house of God or body of Christ aside from their financial gifts which we are encouraged in scripture to give. We can't stay idle, we have to keep busy working for the Lord until his return.  1 Corinthians 15:58   In the body of Christ, we are told in the above scripture that there are many members and we have been given diverse gifts and talents in order to use for service in the offices/positions we are to hold in the church.  Apostle Paul beautifully illustrates how various members of our human frame are all useful and honorable in their allocated place ; all designed for a specific task, so the church is one body, consisting of many members, and each is suited to be useful and comely in its proper place.

Beloved, regardless of what congregation you attend or denomination you belong to, all of us (believers) make up the global/universal church where Christ is the head and so no matter where you find yourself , be ready to work together with the brethren to fulfill the purpose of the church of Christ.  I encourage you today  if you are not doing so, to find your place in the body of Christ and begin to utilize the gifts and skills you have been given to serve along side other believers in your local assembly or in your community and the Lord will bless and strengthen you as you do. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Put On Humility

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.   Romans 12:3 KJV

Apostle Paul in our main scripture text is cautioning every believer to be truthful(honest)as you evaluate yourself, not thinking of yourself or believing that you are better than you really are.. I categorize this phrase under "pride". When you think about pride, it is basically saying to yourself and those around you that you are superior to everyone else.  And so it is very important to be sober and vigilant, with an honest mind, examining yourselves daily to ensure that you are remaining true to yourself, using good sense and measuring yourself by the amount of faith that God has given you (plain text by the Contemporary English version).  Some people may argue thinking highly does not necessarily mean arrogance,  but if you pay attention to what brother Paul was saying in this verse " Not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think" so he is not saying that it's bad to think of yourself highly but to the point of it leading to an arrogant and superior attitude.

The spirit of pride is a deadly spirit that every human being needs to be careful of. Many believers have fallen victim to the spirit of pride and it has resulted in several destinies destroyed.   Remember it is the same prideful spirit that brought down Lucifer from the glorious place God had put him. This dangerous spirit has existed since the beginning of time. See Isaiah 14:12-15.  A proud heart is deadly and we, as believers  must accurately assess ourselves daily to ensure that our hearts have not been enslaved by the spirit of pride.   

Beloved always strive to live a life of humility, do not think of yourself highly or better than the next person because of what God has blessed you with ( i.e material wealth, good education, beauty/looks, spiritual gifts, children, spouse etc.),  do not look down on others because they don't have what you have.  Pride is the quickest route to eternal damnation and I decree it shall not be our portion in Jesus name.  I encourage you once again to examine yourself daily to ensure that no iota of pride is found in you.   Be always on alert (vigilant) because pride can creep in anytime due to our sinful nature.  Allow the Lord to lift you up, exalt you in due season, instead of boasting in yourself, boast in the Lord, giving all the glory to Him.   

Scripture reminds us in 1 Peter 5:5b that we as believers should clothe ourselves with humility i.e show humility towards one another, respecting and showing kindness to one another.  God detests a proud person, an arrogant individual. It states in Proverbs 16:5 that everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord and such a person will not escape God's punishment. 

Beloved, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to guard your heart by being conscious of your thought process, how and what you think of yourself,   how you react when someone offends you, the thoughts that come into your mind.  That is why examining one's self daily and taking an accurate record of your thoughts and emotions is crucial in your Christian walk.  It is something I strive to do regularly because I know how easy it is for pride to creep into my heart, how easy it is to think highly of myself than I ought to.... If you are struggling with pride in your life today, take heart beloved, with the help of the Holy Spirit you shall surely overcome.  You cannot do it alone, but you can do your part by first of all repenting of your sins, asking the Lord to destroy the stronghold of pride and deliver you from the prideful spirit... when you do that, the Holy Spirit will begin to move mightily, completing the deliverance process in your life. 


Friday, July 20, 2018

Transformed by God

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."  Romans 12:2 NKJV

Now what does the word "conformed" mean in this scripture text?  It means to "copy", to "emulate" and what scripture is telling us here is not to copy the behaviors, the attitudes, the customs of the world we live in.  Do not allow yourself to get corrupted by the world system because you are not of this world, even though you live in it.    You and I are children of the most High God that have been set apart for His use and have been given individualized divine assignments to complete while on earth until we are called home to glory.  We are ambassadors of the Lord Jesus Christ called to serve and shine our light in this dying world, we are called to a different standard of doing things and so as believers, you and I must allow God to transform us into the women we are destined and purposed to be. Without transformation taking place in our minds and thought process, it will be very easy to fall prey to the enemy's devices.  

Beloved, the world is defined for us in 1 John 2:15-16 and it states "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. "  Verse 16 actually defines what the world or the world system is all about ( i.e immorality, gluttony, materialism, alcoholism, drugs, thirst for power, over ambition).  Unfortunately so many believers have allowed the above to dominate their lives and some even go as far as justifying their sinful lifestyles.   

The only way believers can avoid falling prey to satan's schemes, conforming to the world's standards, is to allow the Holy Spirit ( God's transforming power) to renew our minds and how is this done?  By literarily allowing the power of God's word to change us into who He has purposed us to be on earth. For more understanding, read and meditate on the following verses:  Romans 10:17, Rev 1:3, Psalm 119:9-11, Psalm 1:2-3 and Joshua 1:8.  It is only the word of God, daily ministered in our hearts by the Holy Spirit (God's power on earth) that can transform us from worldliness to holiness ( a life daily set apart life, not trying to "blend in" with the world, but instead living according to God's Word as we study the Bible and grow in it).  

May the Lord help us to live a life holy and pleasing before Him.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

A Living Sacrifice

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship."  Romans 12:1 ESV

In this portion of scripture, the Apostle Paul was imploring the believers in Rome to commit their lives to the Lord which means dedicating and pledging their lives to him.  So when scripture says present your bodies as a living sacrifice, it does not just mean the flesh, but body, spirit and soul (our total being),  willing  to forsake the worldly pleasures of this age.   So Romans 12:1 reminds us as believers to honor the Lord with our total being, our complete existence, we must take care of the temple He has given us, our bodies (which consist of our will, mind and emotions).  Since our thoughts come from and are processed through our brains as well as our emotions (feelings),  I believe the mind and emotions can be considered a part of the "flesh.  We must guard it diligently, it must not be abused.  

In our daily Christian walk, what does this verse actually mean to us?  Beloved  it means that for those of us in Christ Jesus by virtue of being saved by grace, the only acceptable spiritual worship to God is to offer ourselves completely to the Lord God.  We must be instruments or vessels of righteousness ready to be used by Him at any time or place.  I like how this one author put it in her article from the King's Highway, she states  " we must give God permission to walk through us and expose anything in us that is not of faith. God is a gentleman and He will not force us to do this without our permission."  So true, I could not have said it any better, the Christian faith is a faith of "free will"  you have to be willing to go all the way with the Lord once you say " I accept you as my Lord and Savior"  being ready to surrender completely.    The Lord has set us apart as His holy people, His prized possession and therefore we must as His people honor Him, worshipping Him in spirit and in truth.

"For you are a holy people belonging to the LORD your God. The LORD has chosen you to be His prized possession out of all the peoples on the face of the earth."   Deuteronomy  14:2

"But a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such as these to worship Him. " John 4:23