PASTOR’S CORNER

ACTIVATING THE CREATIVITY IN YOU:

ENEMIES OF YOUR CREATIVITY IN CHRIST

REFERENCES: JOHN 4: 9-10; 15-30; 39-42, JEREMIAH 30:5-8

We continue with our study of the enemies of your creativity in Christ. As we navigate the scriptures, we will see these enemies, and their work against creativity. They include:

  • Tradition

  • Insensitivity

  • Dead words

  • Distraction

  • Trouble

  • Lukewarmness

Any Christian desiring to activate the creativity within him must be aware of these enemies, and overcome them.

 

Jn 4: 9-10; 15-30; 39-42

Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

It was needful for Jesus to pass through Samaria. While seated by the well, on the outskirts of the city, he sought for water from a Samaritan woman. The following is what transpired between the woman and the Lord.

In response to His request, she asked Him, ‘how can you ask me for water, when you know that there are no dealings between Jews and Samaritans?’ That was a tradition standing in the way of her divine encounter.

 

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

 

This woman did not understand that she was a carrier of creativity; and that she had been a victim of misdirected passion and destiny.

If only she had been sensitive, to consider why it was that she had been married 5 times while other women struggled to be married once, she would have realised that she had an evangelistic calling; she would have understood that her destiny had been misapplied into seducing and marrying 5 men.

You mess up your life- you waste your time, live carelessly- because you do not know what is in you. Lack of sensitivity is robbing you of the treasures stored up in you.

Since Jesus is the husband of the church, and He dwells in you, well then your husband is in you!

The Samaritan had been too busy looking in the wrong places for what God had deposited in her. She did not see that the gift in her was her true destiny, and her husband.

Not only did she not know what was in her, she did not know who was before her either! Not only had tradition put a barrier between her and her Inspirator, insensitivity had also blinded her from seeing who it was that spoke to her.

Now, if Christ had come with the living water of the Word, it means that she had been previously feeding on dead water. Her repeated episode of failed marriages with 5 men was because the devil had fed her life with dead water. The enemy killed the great gift in her, and replaced it with perversion through dead words.

When a dead word plagues a life, it strives to bear dead fruits; to do dead things in that life. Dead words speak failure into the works of your hand; they speak death into marriages; they speak error and self sabotage into destinies.

The antidote is the living water of the Word. This will breathe life into struggling marriages, prosperity into failing businesses, and beauty into ugly experiences and situations.

The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw...

In response to her desire for the living water, Christ gave a prophetic charge...

Now, her answer seemed to call Christ’s prophetic word into question. If she did not have a husband, why would He command her to call him, and come with? His response was even more puzzling. ‘Thou hast well said...?’ Did she or did she not have a husband?

Factually, she was right because she was living with a man she was not married to. However, Christ spoke, not of a man, but of her spiritual husband- her destiny. That was her husband, although she was not aware of this.

The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

Knowledge of the letter of the Word is not same as the knowledge of destiny. There she was, talking about the Messiah to the Messiah!

She knew the Messiah was coming but she did not know it was He who spoke to her!

Tradition had taught her that the Messiah would come to Samaria, and speak to everybody.

But there was the Messiah, speaking to her. That was why He asked for her husband- her maker, her destiny. She did not know the He was referring to her destiny to bring souls to the kingdom; to tell men about Him, to be the vessel through which He would reach others. Her husband was her maker- her destiny in her.

 

And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?

Distraction... This can come in any form, and through any means. Whenever you have an encounter with your inspirator, beware of the devil’s plan to distract you. The disciples arrived on the scene to behold a curious scene- their Jewish master was talking with a Samaritan; and a Samaritan woman at that!

When you consider the prevailing mindset of the Jews about their Samaritan neighbours, you would better understand the scenario. These were people that they considered to be demon possessed and diabolic. Yet, Christ told a parable about a ‘Good Samaritan’, who had helped a man that other ‘holy’ people could not be bothered with. And now, here He was, talking to a real live Samaritan woman!

The disciples could not disrupt the flow of their conversation because Christ had dealt with that eventuality in the place of prayer. You also must be vigilant and proactive in frustrating every personality that would rise to disconnect you from your helper.

 

The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.

When their conversation was over, the woman left her pot and went off to tell the people what she had encountered. When He was through with her, she went to do what He had charged her to do at the first: she called the men.

And so it was that Jesus did not preach in Samaria. Instead, He spoke to this woman and, as they talked, He made her see that she indeed had an apostolic grace on her. She learnt that the gift that had drawn 6 men to her was really given for her to draw men unto Christ. Finally, she had found within herself, what she had been looking for all along.

‘Come’, she said to the men. ‘It seems I have found the Messiah’. Strangely, the men did not despise her words in spite of her history. No one threw her multiple marriages in her face. Destiny had been activated in her, and as she spoke, a divine force gripped the hearts of the men; they listened and they followed.

 

Jer 30:5-8

For thus saith the Lord; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

 

No woman in throes of labour is casual in her demeanour. The time of childbirth is a time of great travail and groaning; and when the child is brought forth, the mother is too tender to be bothered with mindless chatter and pettiness.

 

Lukewarmness in a Christian is a sign that he is not pregnant. Anyone who bears the seeds of destiny in him; in whom creativity has been activated, will groan in the place of prayer until he brings forth. And, after delivery, he knows better than to speak and act carelessly.

 

When a man begins to travail in prayer, longing and groaning to see the day of greatness, prosperity and deliverance that God has promised him, that man is about to give birth.

 

Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:

 

Jacob can relate to this, because he travailed with Israel. His soul travailed all night in prayer, and when he arose the next day, Israel was born.

He travailed because his past sins were threatening to destroy his present- his family, his business, his legacy. When his attempts at appeasing his brother failed, he knew it was time to go in and travail in prayer until he brought forth.

While he travailed, he held on to the angel of God, and to help him bring forth his real name, the angel touched his thigh and forced it to make way for the baby.

 

‘Woman, you are called to call men to your maker, not to your body. The devil has misdirected your destiny for so long, but I have come to show you the truth. Now, go, stir up the gift in you, and fulfil your true destiny’.

This was the message of Christ to this Samaritan woman.

 

This is His message to you too. It is time discover the creativity in you and walk in the reality of your true destiny. Therefore, you must be ready to travail until you bring forth your assignment.

 

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • My destiny, speak to me.

  • My life, receive fire to bring forth the creativity in me.

  • Every dead word, doing dead things over my life; I cast you out by fire.

  • Any power rising to disconnect me from my destiny helpers; I destroy you by fire.

  • Any wicked power rising to break the flow of God’s power over my life; I bind and destroy you by fire.

  • Every attack of the wicked against my creativity and destiny, misdirecting my life; I bury you all by fire.

  • Any trouble rising to abort my destiny; I destroy you by fire.

2nd December, 2018

PASTOR’S CORNER

THE MYSTERIES OF UNREASONABLE REASONS:

UNREASONABLE KEYS TO THE SUPERNATURAL IN CHRIST

REFERENCES: MATTHEW 16:19, I CORINTHIANS 15: 21-23, JOHN 5: 24-27, ISAIAH 41: 21

 

Unreasonable reasons are things that are unthinkable and unimaginable.

 

Matt 16: 19

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

 

The kingdom of heaven has keys. They are used to bind and loose.

With the keys of the Kingdom, you have the capacity to bind and loose whatsoever.

These keys are not visible. They are unimaginable. One would wonder: how does one bind and loose with keys? Yet, the keys are real, and their potency are undeniable.

 

…and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven, and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven [AMP]

 

The question you have to ask is: what is improper and unlawful? It is time you declared failure, sickness, poverty, mediocrity…improper and unlawful. It is time to bind them.

 

These keys refer to knowledge and power- principles from heaven. They cannot be acquired in the world’s institutions of learning, because they are beyond the reasoning capacity of men.

 

It takes what heaven reveals for you to function on earth. These are the keys- divine revelation into the mind of God. Armed with these, you can discern the proper from the improper and make the right declarations.

 

I Cor 15: 21-23

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

 

Death did not just come; it came in by a man.

Brethren, understand that this is a principle. Whatever is wrong with your household came in by a man. That improper thing in your life entered by a man.

Now, if the improper thing entered your life by a man, it will leave your life by a man.

 

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

 

Have you ever observed a toddler’s propensity to disobey and lie, and wondered at the source? Who taught the child to lie?

 

Adam did.

 

Brethren, no one becomes a Christian by natural birth or by association. You must be born again.

 

Christ was born again, and again, and again.

First, He was born of a woman.

At Jordan, He was born again, of the Water. When He came out of the Water, He was born of the Spirit.

When He died, He resurrected, and became the Firstborn from the dead, that He might be the Lord both of the dead and living (Col 1:18, Rom 14:9)

 

This is why no one can escape my Jesus. In life or death, He is Lord.

 

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Death is an unescapable reality for those born in Adam.

In Adam, all die. This is a constant.

 

However, in Christ, ALL shall be made alive.

Yet, not everyone in Christ is alive in all areas. Many are born again, but have dead brains, dead finances, dead marriages, dead careers, dead minds…

They are in Christ, but there is still death in them.

 

…shall all be made alive

This is a process. There is a making involved.

Not all Christians are wise, sound minded, or excellence oriented; they are in Christ, but these parts of their lives are still dead. However, when they submit to the divine process, ALL shall be made alive.

 

If you walk in this understanding, you will not tolerate death, in any form, in any area of your life. For, why should your soul be alive, and your marriage dies? Why should your brain be alive, and the works of your hands fail?

Why should you be in Christ, and any part of you still die?

 

You came to Christ with some dead things; but Christ has given you the consolation: it does not matter what they are, or how long they have been dead. In Him, they shall be made alive.

 

This is your time.

There was a time the enemies killed somethings in you.

Now, in your time, you must declare what is written: every dead thing in must be made alive.

 

But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming

 

Christ is the firstfruits, born again of the water of the Word and the Spirit.

You are fruits as well; born also of the water of the Word, and the Spirit.

 

As our Elder Brother and Example, He has come to show us how to walk in the reality of our identity…

Consider as an example, the fact that Christ did not raise everyone from death. However, He raised the son of the widow of Nain, because the man’s destiny was connected to His.

 

In this your time, establish your own order and declare life to all that is dead in you.

 

Jn 5: 24-27

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word…

 

I pray that you will hear God in my voice.

 

Hearing God is very much different from hearing about God.

 

Those who hear about God, sit as members of the church, but will not be counted as members of the Church of Christ. They are disconnected from the Body of Christ, and therefore cannot receive instructions, revelations and commands from Him.

In human physiology, that is a symptom of stroke.

 

Do not settle for hearing about God in me. Rather, strive to hear Him in me, and believe.

 

…and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation

 

Condemnation only comes after judgement. You cannot condemn a man that has not been judged.

 

The man who hears me, and does what I tell him to do, cannot be condemned. When enemies rise to speak against you in judgement, you shall be the one to condemn them; thus, fulfilling the Scripture (Isa 54:17).

 

…but is passed from death unto life.

 

No divination or enchantment can nullify this Word. No boasting of the wicked is relevant at this stage, because you have passed from death to life.

Why?

Because you have a man, whose words you hear, and believe.

 

This applies to those who have not died. Because they listen to God in me, they will not see death. This means that no judgement of hell can determine the time or manner of their death.

 

There are those however, who are spiritually dead. Physically, they exist, but their glory- their true virtue- has been killed.

 

What happens to these ones, who have been made dead in one part of their lives or another?

 

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.


Christ is a Son of God.

He was the son of Mary according to the flesh, but He was the Son of God, by the coming together of the Word and the Spirit.

When He came out of the water, the Holy Ghost came upon Him. Then, the Father declared Him to be His Son; giving a command as well. ‘Hear Him, as my Son’.

As the Son of God, He has the divine capacity to make alive…

 

When the Father declared Him to be His Son, demons recognised Him.

He was no longer the Son of Man.

 

When a man is born of the Water and the Spirit, and is declared to be the son of God, he has the capacity to make dead things come alive.

Not every Christian can do that. It takes one that has become the son of God.

 

Those who hear the Son of God shall live.

In the lives of those who hear God in the voice of the pastor, dead things shall come alive.

 

For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgement also because he is the Son of man.

                                                                                                                                                                                              

God has never called any angel His son.

It takes a son of man, that has been made a son of God, to bring dead men to life.

 

So, you hear the son of God; who was once a son of man, and has been MADE the son of God.

 

Isa 41: 21

Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob

[You idols made by men’s hands, prove your divinity!] Produce your cause [set forth your case], says the Lord. Bring forth your strong proofs, says the King of Jacob. [AMP]

 

God is speaking to idols.

There are powers in your household saying that your life must not come alive, and they give unreasonable reasons against you.

Although their reasons are unreasonable, they are effective against you.

 

To them, God speaks. He charges them to show their strong proofs, why dead things must remain in the lives of those that are in Christ.

 

Prove your divinity…

This means that you are more than meets the eye; that you are a carrier of the divine.

 

These devils insisting that you are a failure, are giving unreasonable reasons, to prove that they have the divine right to determine the order of your life.

 

Today, I come as one who has been made a son of God.

In as much as you hear me, as a man who has been made the son of God, you will live.

 

Sadly, the devil wants you to hear me as a son of man.

He leverages your knowledge of my history against you; preventing you from seeing my destiny.

 

History is human; destiny is divine, and history is always against destiny.

This is why Jesus could not perform many miracles in his hometown.

They could not see Him as the Son of God because they knew Him as a carpenter.

Brethren, as long as you see Jesus as a carpenter, He will only prepare your chair. Although He has the capacity to prepare your throne, that will not happen until you see Him as the Son of God.

 

Today, as you hear the voice of God in me, every power, giving unreasonable reasons why you cannot prosper under the anointing of God upon this ministry, will be destroyed.

 

It is time for ALL of you to come alive.

 

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • My life, receive the power to come alive.
  • Holy Ghost, speak to me.
  • My Father, by Your power and Your mercy, help me.
  • Any wicked hand over my head, I uproot you by fire.
  • Every part of me; hear the word of the LORD. Come alive by fire.
  • Whatever is dead in me; hear the word of the LORD. Come alive now!
  • Any power that wants to disconnect me from God; I destroy you by fire.
  • I condemn every judgement against my life.
  • Any unreasonable reason behind evil experience in my life; stop and backfire.
  • Any unreasonable reason against my life; I stop and destroy you by fire.

 

 

PASTOR’S CORNER

ACTIVATING THE CREATIVITY IN YOU:

DEMANDS SUPERNATURAL ENCOUNTER WITH AN INSPIRATOR (PART B)

REFERENCES: PSALM 36:9, GENESIS 31: 4-12, GENESIS 30:35-43

We have learnt that an inspirator is someone who sparks the fire of creativity in you. He helps you to see what you are called to do, to create. For Bezaleel and his peers, Moses was the inspirator who stirred up, in their hearts, the creative ability God that had placed in them (Ex 31: 2-6, Ex 35: 30-35). Paul encountered his inspirator on the way to Damascus and asked Him, ‘Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?’ (Acts 9:3-6)

 

Ps 36:9

For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Creativity cannot be discussed or activated outside of destiny; and destiny, as we have learnt, is not chosen, but discovered.

Now, just as there is no true light outside the light of God, discovering true destiny is only possible within the kingdom of God. Any destiny outside God is a poor alternative. I therefore urge you to come to God with the desire to discover your true destiny, rather than expecting Him to bless the Ishmael you brought along with you.

When you have discovered your genuine destiny in Him, then you need a supernatural encounter with an inspirator...

 

Gen 31: 4-12

And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock. And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me. And ye know that with all my power I have served your father. And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked. Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

Christianity is not a religious exercise. We do not wait, pray and fight in the spirit for nought; it is so that we can walk and create by revelation.  Jacob testifies to his wives about how his God protected his business and financial interests, in spite of Laban’s deceit; he however did not reveal how it really happened...

 

As a Christian, your excellence is revealed by your ability to generate divinely inspired creative solutions to the problems you encounter. The more unique and unusual your solutions, the more value they will attract, and the higher the demand they will generate. That, brethren, is the secret of true prosperity.

 

And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.

You must be sensitive to know when to lift up your eyes in prayer. The ability to access creative keys from heaven and open doors on earth through prayers is what sets a successful Christian apart...

When Jacob prayed, he accessed rams in heaven and encountered his inspirator- the angel of God.

 

And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I. And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

Anyone who does business at night will reap success in the day. When you see well at night, you will succeed effortlessly in the day where others struggle. Jacob had already seen the ringstraked, speckled, and grisled rams in his dreams, so it was just a matter of time before they became reality. This was despite Laban’s best attempts to deny his due wages.

 

Gen 30: 35-43

And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons. And he set three days journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink. And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted. And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle. And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods. But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's. And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.

 

As in water, face answers to face... (Pro27:19). This was one of the guiding principles behind this divine technology. Jacob played his role. He placed the rods in the water so that they would become the image, the reflection the animals beheld. The picture would not only sink into their subconscious, it would also pass on to their offspring. And so it was, that plain animals mated, conceived and bore speckled, stripped, spotted and ringstraked children.

 

The appearance of the baby rams was determined by what their parents saw. The mystery behind their different look could only have been explained by the inspirator and the inspired.

Now, ask yourself:  what inspired evil has been placed before you, to affect your life contrary to your true destiny?

What picture did your parents see, that inspired them to give you that destiny- negating name?

 

Many people are living in a mess, not because of ancestral patterns, but due to the image that was placed before them at sometime in their life. The enemy designed that they must produce according to what they have seen. This is why pregnant women are assaulted with bad dreams...it is the devil’s way of passing evil to their seed.

 

Through prayer, Jacob had a supernatural encounter with an inspirator. He received the revelation that inspired creativity in him and guaranteed his prosperity.

 

You can also stir up the creativity in you, if you are willing to spend time in the place of prayer and wait to be inspired by divine revelation. You must also be willing to play your role to shatter and destroy every evil image contending with your destiny and creativity.

 

Just like the rams, you can also look into the water of the Word to see your true destiny. As you conceive your dreams, look into the Word and behold the divine picture that challenges and overturns the ancestral patterns and experiences that once defined you.

 

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Raw fire of God, possess my heart, to turn on creativity in me.

  • My soul, receive fire to activate the creativity within me.

  • My soul, receive fire to be what you are called to be.

  • Any negative picture sent to my soul against my destiny; right now, I cast you out of my soul by fire.

  • I receive the fire to damage and destroy every negative picture sent to my life.

  • Any negative picture the wicked has been sending into my soul, to turn off the creativity in me, by forcing me to believe a lie; I reject and destroy you by fire.

  • I receive weapons of war from heaven.

  • Therefore, you forces of darkness sending evil pictures to my life, I slay you all by fire.