PASTOR’S CORNER

THE MYSTERIES OF THE HEALTHY TOTAL MAN IN CHRIST:

THE POWER OF SPIRITUAL EXERCISE

REFERENCES: PSALM 131:1-2, I TIMOTHY 4: 7-9, JEREMIAH 23: 28-29, PSALMS 10: 15

We have discussed the importance of changing our spiritual status upward, as well as the need to eat the right diet in order to make that happen.

As important as eating the right spiritual diet, it is just as important that you also engage in spiritual training.

Every sportsperson worth his salt understands the importance of exercise. For instance, George Weah of Liberia can look the way he does today, only because he is no longer a professional footballer.

Strong meat belongs to those who have exercised their senses (Heb 5:14). Therefore, if God would give you strong revelations, you have a duty. When you hear the Word, you should take it home and engage in some spiritual workout with the Word you have received. As you train your senses, you grow in the Spirit.

Ps 131:1-2

LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

This is the story of David.

Samuel anoints him king over all Israel; he goes back to the bush.

He is discovered in the bush for his music abilities, and connected to the palace to minister to the king; he decides that life is too posh and goes back to the bush.

His father sends him to get food to his brothers at the battle front. There, he is divinely set up to kill Goliath and ensure victory for Israel. He gives the head to king Saul, studies the sword of the dead giant; and again, for the third time, he heads for the bush.

Thankfully, Jonathan was on hand to quench his foolishness this time around. It was he who ensured he remained in the city. He relieved him of his sling and stones, giving him a sword and a soldier’s apparel instead.

This is the backstory of this Psalm. He is saying, ‘if I had my way, I would still be in the bush. I don’t care for great matters. I just want to lead sheep and goats, and kill lions and bears in the bush. City and palace matters are too high for me, and I do not care for them’.

However, God had other plans for him, and finally, he had to quiet down and yield to being weaned off the bush by God.  

Many Christians can relate to the life of David here.

You are content with the ‘bush’ level of spiritual and mental existence. What does it matter if you have been anointed king over our world, what does it matter that you were divinely connected to high places, or that God wrought a great victory by your hands? You just want to remain in your comfortable ‘bush’ place.

You want to remain behind the scenes, not willing to make waves. You do not want live beyond the status quo of your world- your family, environment, territory. You do not care to be a blessing to the whole world.

Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

Yet, God has destined you for greatness, to exercise yourself in great matters; and He knows how to kick you; out of your ‘bush’ place, and into your palace.

Like a mother weaning a child, He knows that you will not receive the capacity you need for greatness while you remain at the same level.

The man who would become big in life cannot continue feeding on milk.

Therefore, He will wean you off your small-minded thinking, and push you to eat big, exercise accordingly, and think big. He will not be moved by your tears, tantrums or longing looks for the milk of your past.

Your level must change; and so must your diet. You can no longer eat to dwell in shallow places; rather, you must now eat for the stamina to do business in the deep.

I Tim 4: 7-9

But refuse and avoid irreverent legends (profane and impure and godless fictions, mere grandmothers’ tales) and silly myths, and express your disapproval of them. Train yourself toward godliness (piety), [keeping yourself spiritually fit] [AMP].

There are things you must refuse. Do not waste your time with wasteful activities. Rather, invest your time in spiritual exercise. In doing so, you bring out the power, fire, and divine capacity for greatness that has been lying low in you.

Sportsmen know to keep physically fit, because their vision does not allow for the unnecessary accumulation of fat.

For physical training is of some value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way…[AMP]

Physical exercise has little profit; it’s use is limited to this world. However, spiritual exercise in godliness profitable in everything and everyway [AMP].

If you want to develop the muscles to fight and overcome in every aspect of life, train yourself in godliness.

…for it holds promise for the present life…[AMP]

Whatever dream, prophecy or vision you may be pursuing, understand that its fulfilment is determined by your level of exercise.

As you fast, study, meditate and pray concerning your vision, you are working out the fulfilment of the promise it holds.

…and also for the life which is to come. [AMP]

The profitability of spiritual exercise transcends this life. You cannot fast, study the Word, meditate and pray, and end up in hell. Your spiritual senses will be active and alert. You will not suffer the fate of those who are spiritually asleep.

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

This saying is reliable and worthy of complete acceptance by everybody. [AMP]

No one can despise this saying; no profession or situation is exempted from it. It is worthy of acceptance by everyone.

Jer 23: 28-29

The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? Saith the LORD.

The devil has worked hard to deceive the Church in this dispensation. It is a sad reality that many Christians seek after prophecy, rather than exercise themselves in the study of the Word.

Yet God has given us a clear picture: the man with the Word is the man with divine substance. Prophecies and dreams are like chaff- the husk that is done away with. You can also liken them to milk: there is a level at which they lack the ability sustain you any longer.  

The Word- divine principles- are higher than prophecies.

The question is: which would you rather have: the wheat or the chaff?

Is not my word like as a fire? Saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? Says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]? [AMP]

The Word is the carrier of the power and fire of God.

If you are yet to see the fire in the Word, it is because you have not exercised your senses. When you give yourself to spiritual training, you develop your divine abilities.

With the Word, you become a crushing terror to every resistance. Any stubborn personality resisting your movement, your progress will suffer a shattering destruction.

Many suffer in the hands of the wicked because they lack divine hammer. They go through the battle of life without the right weapon.

However, to the one with the hammer of the Word, no opposition is of consequence. You shall be fit to conquer, to possess your territory because you have become unstoppable.

Ps 10: 15

Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

Break the arm of the wicked man; and as for the evil man, search out his wickedness until You find no more. [AMP]

Now that you have the hammer of the Word, you have a responsibility: break the power of the wicked over your life.

First, you must search out all his wickedness. This means that you must learn to navigate in the realm of the spirit; you locate them wherever they are. If you are ready to search them out, God is ready to reveal to you.

You search them out, to break them in pieces. Do not rest on your oars, until you have found, and destroyed them all. You do not stop until you cannot find any trace of his wickedness anymore.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Fire of God, come alive in me.
  • My life, I charge you; showcase the power of God in you.
  • Every wicked hand, doing evil works over the works of my hands; I search you out, and I break you to pieces.
  • Candidates of darkness flying against my life; I search you out, I cut you down by fire.
  • My past, I cast you out of my life.
  • Any stubborn power, in my way; I break you in pieces by fire.

 

PASTOR’S CORNER

THE MYSTERIES OF THE HEALTHY TOTAL MAN IN CHRIST:

CONTENT CONTROLS COMMUNICATION

REFERENCES: ACTS 2: 1-4, I KINGS 19: 19, II KINGS 2:3,5,6-9, II KINGS 13:14

 

Out of the abundance of the heart, a man speaketh. However, whatever is in the heart comes first from the brain. Therefore, as a man thinketh, so he is.

A man speaks according to how he thinks.

Evil communication corrupts good manners.

Mental transformation will affect communication.

As content determines communication, communication in turn determines manners. It is therefore important to refine the content of the brain in order to ensure that the product of the communication is good.

Acts 2: 1-4

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

What sits on you determines what you are filled with. What you are filled with determines what you say.

The Fire of God sat upon them; giving them divine content. Divine content gave them divine language.

When God sits upon you as a refiner, you will communicate Him.

I cannot speak what the world speaks because the system of the world is not sitting on me.

The fire of the Holy Ghost sat on them, to fill them. He must sit upon your head to fill your brains, hands, feet…

God wants you to see Him, before He sits upon you. That way, you will talk with the confidence of someone who knows Who is upon Him. There will be no confusion in your communication because you know the source of your content.

The apostles were said to speak in strange tongues. In truth, they simply spoke the language of the Man sitting on them. The content of the power sitting on their head affected their utterance.

You will speak well. You will speak success, progress, victory, wisdom, strength, power, fire; no matter what the situation in the world suggests, because of the divine Presence sitting on you.

I Kgs 19: 19

So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, nad he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

Who was Elijah to Elisha?

God told Elijah that Elisha would be a prophet in his room. This means that Elisha would be a son unto Elijah, operating in Elijah’s office.

When God brings you to your father, there is a mantle involved. When He brings you to your father, you must understand that when your father appears, you shall be like him. It will not matter what may have happened in your life; or what your current circumstances may appear to be. You will definitely be like your father.

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but when He shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (I Jn 3:2)

I do not need an introduction when I see my father. Once I have seen me, I have seen Him. When I see Him, I will see myself again, in Him. I will know Him because I will see me in Him.

Elijah walked past Elisha, and cast his mantle upon him. The question is: did the young prophet see the mantle?

Remember that the apostles saw the Fire before He came upon them; and what they spoke was a product of what they saw.

And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee.

Elisha ran after the prophet, and asked for permission to go bid his parents farewell. Elijah’s response was a mystery…

And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.

He followed Elijah, but did he see the mantle? Did he see Elijah?

II Kgs 2:3,5,6-14

And the sons of the prophet that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.

Other versions write this as ‘away from you’, rather than ‘from your head’. Yet, that old English phrase is correct.

Elijah was sitting on Elisha’s head as a master. Until the master is taken away, Elisha could not see Elijah as father.

Now, when pastor is upon your head, you will see him only as pastor. Until that is taken away from your head, you will not see him as father. The old content must be taken away to give room for new content.

Elisha had asked for permission to go see his father and mother, while he was standing with his father! His request stirred up Elijah’s anger, because the old prophet understood that the Elisha did not see him as his father.

He walked with Elijah with a master mentality. How he saw affected what he said and how he communicated with Elijah. He was therefore in need of mental transformation.

…and Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.

And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.

When Elisha insisted on following Elijah, the prophet decided to show his protégé something different. Prior to this time, in the ten years he had served Elijah, Elisha had not performed any miracle.

Using the same mantle that he had cast on him, he performed a miracle.

And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

Elijah was saying, ‘I will be taken away from you today as a pastor, a master; but I will remain with you as a father.’

In response to Elisha’s request, Elijah declared that it was a hard thing. This was because his mental capacity saw Elijah as a master; and until that was taken away from his head, he could not receive the double portion of Elijah’s spirit.

And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

Elisha would only see Elijah as father when the mindset of a master is taken away from him.

This was in line with the prevailing old mindset of the sons of the prophets. Although they were called sons of prophets, they still saw themselves as servants to masters, rather than sons of fathers.

In the same way, many see pastor in the church. Although they call the man ‘our father in the Lord’, they see a pastor, making it impossible for them to see father. So, when master is taken away, you will see father.

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

Let me take your mind back to Acts. The apostles saw the fire before it sat upon their heads. Elisha also saw the fire- the chariot and horses of fire.

This fire separated Elijah the master from Elisha; Elisha saw this- the separation of the master from his head.

Then, he cried!

And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

He cried because, now that the master had been taken away from him, he could see his father. The mentality of a father had now rested upon his head.

For the first time, Elisha saw Elijah as a father; and he looked like Elijah.

At this time, he tore off his own clothes- the old garment that did not allow him to see his father; and picked up the mantle of his father- the one that he had not seen in the beginning. Now, he performed miracles, like his father.

Sadly, he discovered his father late; and this affected him.

II Kgs 13: 14

Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.

Elisha had a sickness in his body; yet in his spirit, he had the spirit of Elijah. God expected him to use the spirit of his father to destroy the spirit of infirmity that was in his body.

So, he did wonders by the spirit of Elijah, but sickness was doing wonders in his body.

As a witness to the fact that he did indeed have the spirit of Elijah, someone came over…

Notice the lamentation of Joash: O my father, my father.

This king wept over Elisha, because he saw his father being ravaged by infirmity, while his father- Elijah sat upon him.

Elisha died of the sickness because he did not discover his father on time. He did not get to inquire of his father, how to prophesy against the death seeking to kill him.

What he saw limited what he heard from Elijah. You have an advantage. See your father and walk in the spirit of your father.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Fire of God, sit on my life; and refine my life.
  • Any wicked spirit performing evil wonders over my life; hear the word of the Lord. I stop and destroy your power by fire now.i
  • Any judgement of darkness tagged on me; I damage you by fire.
  • Any old content in my head, fighting the new content; I cast you out by fire.

 

PASTOR’S CORNER

THE MYSTERIES OF THE HEALTHY TOTAL MAN IN CHRIST

KNOWING THE RECIPE FOR A SPIRITUAL HEALTHY FOOD (B)

REFERENCES: LUKE 4:17-21, ISAIAH 35: 3-9, PROVERBS 16: 17, JUDGES 5:6-7

In the first part of this teaching, you learnt that not every food from the altar is healthy for your soul. It is therefore important that you know the things that make up a healthy spiritual diet- those things that must be present in the food. That way, you are not swayed by charisma or by the display of the letter of the Word.

It is not the size of the container that matters; it is the content. Unfortunately, many containers have contaminated the content. Do not mistake the language or the skill of the preacher, or the way he navigates the scriptures, for a healthy meal. Once the tree- the man- is corrupt, the fruit- the content- cannot be good.

The devil understands the Scripture that says, make a tree corrupt, and its fruit will definitely be corrupt. Therefore, when he seeks to destroy someone, he connects that person to a corrupt tree.

Lk 4:17-21

And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that at bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Brethren, it is time to open the Book.

The book of Isaiah that Jesus quoted is no longer a prophecy; it is now a reality.

As we go on to look into the book of Isaiah, understand that his words are no longer prophecies-promises, but reality in our days.

Today, a scripture will also be fulfilled in your life.

Isa 35: 3-9

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

Weak hands, minds, brains and feeble knees, hearts, lives; all these can be strengthened and made firm.

Do not go through life using any of these as your excuse for a mediocre existence. What you need is the man who will give you the food that will make you strong; that will strengthen your mind; that will make you think big and walk in the reality of your destiny.

Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

I say to you: be strong. Receive the capacity to do the extraordinary; to fly again in destiny.

Say the same to yourself, and speak it to the life of others. As you do so, you are strengthening weak hands and feeble knees.

Understand this: God has come, with vengeance. He has come and He has saved you. These words are no longer prophecies; they are already fulfilled.

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped…

When I receive these words- that my God has come with vengeance, and that I have the mandate to destroy the works of the devil, wherever I see them- my once blind eyes are opened to my true destiny.

And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those; the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

…it shall be for the redeemed; the wayfaring men, yes, the simple one and fools, shall not err in it and lose their way. [AMP]

In the kingdom, there are two ways: the highway and the low way- the service lane.

A highway is out of bounds to idlers, peddlers, touts and loiterers. To dare to seek to stop a car cruising on the highway, is to sign your own death warrant.

A man that does not want to hindered or stopped does not drive on the service lane; he accelerates on the highway.

An heir is no different from a servant, while he is still a child. (Gal 4:1)

When you operate on the service lane, there will be no distinction between you and the unbelievers in your world. You will be stopped by the same things that stop them. However, on the highway, you become unstoppable.

Brethren, your destiny belongs on the highway. Go there.

No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there.

This is the path that no vulture’s eyes have seen; where no beast can trespass. (Job 28:7)

If ancestral powers, witchcraft powers and idols in your household are still dictating the course of your life, you are yet to move up to the high way.

Move to the highway now!

Pro 16: 17

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

The upright belongs on the highway; and the secret to staying there is to depart from evil.

The man who would be unstoppable must depart from anything that will slow him down. Evil- your error- will slow you down.

Sin will take a man out of the highway.

If you continue in sin, do not expect to enjoy spiritual, mental, financial, career, marital, or ministerial acceleration.

Isa 33: 5-8

The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgement and righteousness. And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

God has filled Zion-His church- with judgement and righteousness; and the wisdom and knowledge of judgement and righteousness are the stability of your times.

It is your responsibility to know how to apply divine judgement and righteousness. Without these, you will be moved by the enemy; with them, you become unmovable.

A wise Christian does not neglect judgement for righteousness, or vice-versa. He seeks after both, because each was poured upon the Church for a reason.

Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

People are crying.

Why do valiant ones- mighty people- cry; and peacemakers weep bitterly?

The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.

The highways are deserted, no travellers are on the roads (NIV).

A man who is going far does not waste his time on the service lane.

A Christian who is going very far will not sit at the feet of a man taking him through the low way; he knows that such a man cannot take him very far, fast.

It is therefore a sad thing to see a highway lying waste! Where are the travellers that are called to be on the highway?

Brethren, get ready; get back on the highway! That is where the upright belongs; that is where you belong.

On the highway, you accelerate.

On the highway, you can cruise.

On the highway, no mad man dares to display his insanity.

On the highway, you are unstoppable.

On the highway, you cannot afford to fall asleep.

The enemy has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities and the witnesses, he regards no man (AMP)

There is an enemy that despises divine witnesses.

When you testify of God in your world, telling about the greatness of His power and might; and you are mocked, constantly reminded that you that you also suffer what those in your household suffer; it is a sign that you have been despised.

The enemy does this by following a simple strategy.

First, he identifies a Christian, who has been marked to be on the highway.

He investigates to know what qualifies that man for that way. When he identifies it to be the covenant, he works to make the Christian walk contrary to the spirit of the covenant.

Once he succeeds in making the saint break the covenant, he despises and disregards him; relegating him to the low way.

Thus, the man who was marked to be on the highway, suddenly finds himself slow-coaching on the low way.

So it is, that the mighty ones cry, and the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

 

Jdgs 5:6-7

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways. The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

You have a choice. What do you want to be the testimony of your days? When do you want travellers to begin to move on the highways? Why not in your days?

If those before you did not see to this matter, why not take up the responsibility, that you might also say, ‘when I arose in my world, travellers returned to the highways of power, wealth, fruitfulness, academic achievement, longevity, great health, and all-round prosperity’?

This is why you need to eat the right food; to gain the stamina to arise and go up to the highway.

 

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • My soul, receive the fire to go up to the highway of God.
  • My life, destiny, mind…receive the fire to function in the highway of God’s power.
  • Every conspiracy of the wicked, to take me out of the highway, scatter by fire.
  • My Father, take me to Your highway again.

 

PASTOR’S CORNER

THE MYSTERIES OF THE HEALTHY TOTAL MAN IN CHRIST

KNOWING YOUR SPIRITUAL STATUS (B)

REFERENCES: Mk 7: 24-25, Jn 7: 32-36; 44-45, Jn 3: 8

Your spiritual status refers to your level, or rank in the realm of the spirit. Studying the books of Peter and John, we learnt that you can be a babe, a child, a young man, or a father.

God will not give you responsibility that is above our status. He will not give you the blessing, power, that you cannot handle.

God is not prodigal with His gifts. Therefore, your status must change, upwards.

 

Mk 7: 24-25

And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet

…He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret (NIV)

Here, Christ did not want anyone to know that He was there, but His presence did not remain a secret for long.

It is impossible for Jesus to be in a place, and people will not know it.

The presence of Jesus will always draw people to where He is. They had sought Him out and followed Him to the desert, the wilderness; and even gone to the other side of a river to get to Him.

Yet, it is also possible for Him to be somewhere, and be inaccessible to certain persons or powers.

 

Jn 7: 32-36; 44-45

The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him. Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me. Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.

When you have a great assignment, you cannot afford to be a babe, child or even a young man spiritually.

When you rise in career, marriage, business; when you are full of knowledge, academic degrees; when you display a high mental capacity, but remain spiritually immature, you are treading a danger path; dangerous for your life and destiny. That state of being is very unhealthy.

By the help of the Holy Ghost, I want to teach you to be great, and great indeed.

If you can hide your blessings- spiritually, materially, financially, health wise, career and business wise- you are not great yet.

True greatness cannot be hidden. People will hear of it, of you and they will come to see you, and your blessings. However, when you get to that level, beware. There will be a warrant issued for your arrest. Someone- an evil judgment, a curse, spell- will be sent to arrest you.

They heard beautiful things about Jesus, just as they have heard good things about you- your job, properties, marriage, children, businesses, health…and have raised officers to arrest you.

Many people have been arrested, because, while they were great mentally, by the standard of man, they were spiritually babes. Their lives were not totally healthy.

The warrant of arrest against Jesus was not issued in public; it was done secretly. Yet, while Jesus spoke to the people in public, He answered those sent to arrest Him…

Ye shall seek me and ye shall not find me.

The Pharisees did not issue the warrant of arrest in the presence of Jesus. Yet, when Christ spoke, it was in response to their charge.

When He stood and made this declaration, one might have assumed that He was simply preaching. His words were however directed to those sent to arrest Him.

It is time to declare to every evil sent to arrest you, that, though they seek you, they will not find you.

Then said the Jews among themselves, whither will he go, that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?

This was the same man whom they had sought after, and followed, even staying in the wilderness with Him for 3days. How then could He now say, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?

When He said ye shall seek me and ye shall not find me, the people wondered at His words. They knew He had spoken a mystery.

Brethren, say something. Speak a mystery to your adversaries, leaving them confounded by your words.

Boldly declare that oppression, depression, calamities, setbacks, failures, death…shall seek you, but they shall not find you; they will never get to where you are.

God declares that no man shall be able to stand before you, all your days. Now, Jesus says that no evil sent to arrest you shall be able to find you. They will be angry, they will shoot at you, seeking to bring you down through evil judgment, spells and the likes, but they shall not get you.

This is why a low spiritual status is a very unhealthy, and dangerous condition. You must therefore work to grow, to change up your status.

When you grow into spiritual maturity, you become perfectly abnormal.

Mature people do not speak ordinary words. Their words are mysteries that confound their foes.

Saul sought for David to no avail.

It was Jonathan that had said to David, fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee (I Sam 23: 17). Yet, Jonathan himself always had access to David.

In the same way, you must get to the level where you declare that no evil sent to arrest you shall find you…

Great people do not speak ordinary words. They speak mysteries to their world. When great people speak, evil personalities are left confused as to the possible meaning of their words.

When we started, we saw it was not possible for Jesus to hide Himself. Yet, when men were sent to arrest Him, He declared that they would seek Him in vain; they would not find Him.

Some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one [ventured and] laid hands on Him. (AMP)

Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.

The attendants replied, Never has a man talked as this Man talks! [No mere man has ever spoken as He speaks!] (AMP)

Some wanted to arrest Him, but it was in vain.

If they could not arrest your Master, woe betide the devil seeking to arrest you.

When they reported back at their headquarters, they confessed that they could not arrest Him because…never has a man talked like this Man…

Speak well, brethren. Speak mysteries to your world and cause commotion in the camp of the wicked. Let it be known that you are not ordinary. Become perfectly abnormal in your world.

How then is it that, the same Man that could not be hid from the people in the desert, the wilderness, or by the river, became unsearchable, unreachable and untouchable to His would-be captors?

Jn 3: 8

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit.

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. (NIV)

Where it listeth means where it pleases.

Are you pleased to prosper? Does it please you to achieve what no one else has achieved in your world? If your answer is 'yes' then a lukewarm approach to life is not healthy for you.

A great destiny cannot afford to move like the breeze. It is like the wind, and it is an unstoppable force. The speed, and force of that wind is like a hurricane; it is best not to stand in its way.

This is the destiny of anyone who is born of the Spirit; who is born again.

They must hear your sound. They must hear you- your blessings, marriage, career, ministry…

The breeze can be stopped. The wind however is a force to be reckoned with. When you are a wind in your household, your strength will be measured. When they see that they cannot stop you, they will get out of your way.

If this is your desire, you must not crawl or walk anymore. You must move with the force and speed of the wind.

You have to blow, announcing to everyone that you cannot be stopped by any pattern, judgment, or work of the wicked.

Let it be known: you are like the wind; blowing hard and loud; moving at incredible speeds; tearing up and flinging off everyone and everything that stands in your way.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Higher power of God, to blow in destiny; possess my life.
  • Any power sent to arrest me- financially, spiritually, mentally, health wise; I destroy you by fire.
  • Whatever the devil has sent to arrest my life; I damage and destroy you by fire.
  • Any spell, blocking my way; I blow you away and destroy you by fire.