PASTOR’S CORNER

CALLED TO CONQUER IN CHRIST:

APPLYING THE STRENGTH OF DIVINE ORDINANCES

REFERENCES: JOB 38:33, COLOSSIANS 2:14, JOSHUA 1:3,5

If you will conquer in Christ, you need to apply the strength of divine ordinances. An ordinance refers to a law or principle, the strength of which can be applied to situations. However, you can only apply the strength of an ordinance that you understand.

Job 38:33

Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

The dominion refers to the power inherent in every ordinance. The wise man speaking to Job in this scripture reveals to him that there are ordinances of heaven. Now, these ordinances are above the ordinances of this world.

Therefore, when you experience the negative effect of an evil ordinance, you will do well to seek and apply the dominion of a divine ordinance against it. This is the way to enforce the will of God on earth; by displaying the power of divine ordinances.

Col 2:14

Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Not only do ordinances have dominion, they also have handwritings. This means that an ordinance can write something for, or against a man.

A Christian, a member of TRPM, who walks and lives contrary to divine principles, frustrates the handwriting of divine ordinances over his life.

He will discover that he is not making progress as expected; because he has frustrated the strength of a divine ordinance by failing to do the work of the Word.

However, as long as he follows me as I follow Christ; as long as he does what I do- studying, fasting, praying, giving, walking in love- he will also enjoy what I enjoy in Christ.

The ordinances referred to above had writings against Christians. They were contrary to God’s people.

Thankfully, for every contrary ordinance against you, there is an ordinance written for you.

It is however important that you understand the mysteries- the ordinances- of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.

These are the ordinances written for you, blotting out the writings of evil ordinances that were against you.

You have a responsibility to set the dominion- the power- of the ordinances in your life, family, household, and world.

Josh 1: 3, 5

Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

When you experience attacks in a new territory, by marriage for instance, it is not time to bemoan your fate or blame your spouse. You only need to understand and apply the power of a divine ordinance over that territory.

When you set the dominion of the ordinance in the above scripture in your territory, with understanding, you expose every contrary power therein for what they really are: strangers and trespassers. Why?

It has been established before the foundation of the world that the territory is yours.

When God set the boundaries of that territory, you were in His master plan; the devils weren’t. Besides, He, who is older than Abraham, is in you. What personality is older than Him?

Therefore, you are older than those powers, and have the right of place in that territory.

There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life...

God is letting you know that, in your journey, you will encounter a man, who will stand before you, with the intent of stopping you.

The man is on his feet, yet God says he will not be able to stand before you, all the days of your life. This can refer to the number of days you spend in that territory. As long as you are there, they cannot stand before you.  

This means that he will remain standing as long as he does not dare to stand against you. At the point when he makes that decision, he will surely fall.

...as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

These words were spoken in the days of Moses, and reaffirmed in the days of Joshua. You will do well to set the power thereof over your life as well.

Esth 6: 13

And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him.

Haman was recounting the things that had happened to him because he dared to stand against Mordecai- a seed of the Jews.

His wise men, and wife, knew enough of the ordinances of heaven to understand that his staggering was the beginning of his end, because there is a divine ordinance stating that there shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life...

Therefore, any man that dares to stand before a seed of the Jews, for whom the ordinance was written, staggers to fall.

So it was that Haman staggered to his death. The strength of the ordinance was so great that, even when he sought to beg the queen, it caused him to fall before her in a compromising manner, causing the wrath of the king to run over against him; contrary to him.

The ordinances of heaven are written for you, in your favour. Search them out. Understand them. Set the dominion thereof in your world.

Watch your foes stagger and fall before you.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Raw fire of God, possess me now.
  • Evil ordinances blocking my way; fire of God, happen to them now.
  • Activities of evil ordinances (in my household, in-laws’ household) blocking my way; raw fire of God, happen to them now.
  • Activities of evil ordinances happening in my body; fire of God, happen to them now.
  • Evil personalities standing, anywhere, to stop me; fire of God, happen to them all



PASTOR’S CORNER

CALLED TO CONQUER IN CHRIST:

OPERATING IN THE SUPERNATURAL LAW OF GOD (B)

REFERENCES:  ROMANS 1:3-4, COLOSSIANS 2:10-12, PHILIPPIANS 3:11-15, JOHN 20: 19, 26; JOHN 21:1-14

Whoever will conquer in Christ must operate in the supernatural law of God. David operated in this law when he picked up stones and declared to Goliath what his end would be.

A firm understanding of this principle will cause you to experience the personal deliverance to break free of every limiting mindset, and be empowered to do the unusual in your world. You will live a life that cannot be shut up by any devil.

You will also move from the realm of merely quoting the Scriptures, to the realm where you walk in the Scriptures and in the manifestation of the truths therein.

Rom 1: 3-4

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

According to the flesh, Christ was made the seed of David, and while in the world, He answered to that name. When blind Bartimeaus called out to Him, He turned and healed him.

However, when He resurrected from the dead, He was declared to be the Son of God. By reason of His resurrection from the dead, His identify changed; His destiny was redefined.

No wonder the apostles could boldly declare that He was the Lord of David- His maker- and not his son. David did not resurrect but Jesus did.

As the Son of David, He would have seen corruption like David, but He did not, because He is the Son of God.

Col 2:10-12

And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

During the process of being immersed in water for baptism, you do not die in the water, physically. Yet, by reason of going into the water in the name of the Lord, and rising out of it, you were buried, and are risen with Christ.

The baptism is your declaration that you died when He died, were buried when He was buried, and rose again when He resurrected.

Your presence here today is a testimony to your resurrection.

You need to understand this divine operation- that you came out of the water to live a life beyond limitation; to live a life that is beyond the reach of limiting forces, because, when He resurrected, no power could hold down, keep back or limit Christ.

Paul is teaching us that, by the operation of God, we died, and are risen with Christ. We only activated this when we went through baptism.

Phil 3:11-15

If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

Consider this. The same Paul that reveals that we are complete in Christ and resurrected with Him, is now saying, ‘If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead’.

He was acknowledging that he was yet to get that place.

If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

This means that he was ready to do whatever it takes to get to the realm- the level, dimension, an atmosphere in God- called the resurrection of the dead.

In our part of the world, there have been stories of people confessing to killings because they were being chased and tormented by the spirit of their victims.

The question to ask is: if the dead persons were so powerful, why were they killed at all?

The answer: when a man dies and resurrects, all powers become subject to him.

The reason many Christians still live defeated and harassed lives is because, although they truly died, they are yet to resurrect from the dead.

Such a man lives in complete variance to his testimony of salvation because there are powers still raging against him, declaring to him that he will not enjoy all that accompanies salvation.

They can afflict and oppress him because he is yet to resurrect from the dead.

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Acknowledging that he had not yet attained the resurrection of the dead, Paul declares that he follows after- pursues that vision- for a purpose: in order to apprehend that- the reason- for which he was apprehended.

Brethren, the only way for you to lay hold of the fullness of your assignment- your destiny- is to get to the place of the resurrection of the dead.

It is at this place that you get to know God’s purpose for apprehending you, for frustrating you from the old way, and causing you to turn to His kingdom.

Only a Christian who has died to sin can seek to attain to the resurrection of the dead. Sadly, many people come to church, still carrying the baggage of their old life with them.

They expect God to carry them and their mess. They desire Him to work miracles in their lives while they hold on to the rubbish in them.

Such people are yet to die; meaning that resurrection is not on their radar.

When a Christian understands that Christ took hold of him for a reason, he will not rest until he understands the purpose and sees it fulfilment.

Every Christian should ask God: why did you save me? What exactly have you called me to see in You? Asking such questions will lead to the place of the resurrection of the dead-to the place where your past life no longer has the power to dominate, control or define you.

Only a man who knows that Christ has taken hold of him will seek to know the reason for his divine arrest, and fight to take hold of it as well.

TRPM can boldly charge you to take your lives and destinies seriously because we know why we were apprehended as a church. We were arrested to apprehend something.

You are brought here, not to make up the numbers, or fulfil social obligations; but to gain victory over every evil that has been bragging, boasting in your household and world.

You are arrested by Jesus to deal with them; and you are here to walk in the consciousness of that revelation, and work it out.

Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded...

This is a clarion call to everyone who is destiny-minded; everyone who is serious about knowing and apprehending the purpose for their salvation.

Let your mind be set on getting to the place of the resurrection of the dead, so that, in that place, you may apprehend that for which Christ apprehended you.

Those who come to church to seek wealth, spouses, social standing, business connections, or to simply be identified with a place of worship cannot heed this call.

...and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

To as many of the perfect who have become otherwise minded- distracted from this call- may God reveal this to you now.

You do not need to die physically to get to the place where you become a terror to the wicked. You simply need to die spiritually, and resurrect in Christ. When you get to that place, every devil will flee before you.

Jn 20: 19, 26

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

Jesus had resurrected from the death after 3 days; on the evening of the same day, He had gone to seek out His disciples.

The men He sought had shut themselves up. Their doors were shut for fear of being killed by the Jews.

These were men who cast out devils and witnessed the miracles wrought by Christ; yet they shut their doors out of fear of men.

Many Christians are likewise shut up, in their minds. They do not have the capacity to think productively because their mental ability has been limited.

So many destinies have been shut down because their minds have been shut in. They cannot do exploits until their minds are released.

Thankfully, shut doors were not a problem for Jesus- the Risen One.

When you get to the place of the resurrection of the dead, there are things that do not bother, scare or discourage you.

You definitely can no longer be kept out of your divine blessings by shut doors; they do not have the capacity to keep you out.  

You do not have to wonder about prosperity because the lines simply fall for you in pleasant places;

Jesus did not bother knocking on any of the doors; He just walked through them and spoke peace to the troubled group. He even showed them the scars of His nailed hands; and they were glad.

And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

Now, one would expect that the gladness of their hearts meant they were ready to step out of hiding and resume their ministry work.

Sadly, this was not the case. 8 days later, the men who had been glad at His appearance and charge, were still locked up in that house!

Christ returned to the same scenario: His trained men were still shut up by fear. They had not bothered to go out.

And while this was going on, 8 days had been lost of His 40-day teaching schedule with them.

At this time, Jesus went back to pray.

You should not waste time complaining about the behaviour, attitude or failings of your spouse, children, colleagues, superiors or subordinates.

Understand that a mind that has been shut down will not respond as it should. It is a waste.

Christ could see that the minds of His disciples had been shut down; and nothing He said would matter. Not even their excitement at His resurrection could make them step out. He did not waste time complaining about their behaviour. He went to a place to pray.

Jn 21:1-14

After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. 

And Jesus returned, a third time. This time, 7 of the disciples were going fishing.

The leader of the pack was Peter.

After two powerful visitations from the risen Christ- beholding His walk through locked doors, seeing His scarred hands, and hearing His voice as He spoke peace, and sent them out- he was nowhere near his assignment.

He went a-fishing, and 6 other men went with him.

Many Christians are also far from their calling because they are paralysed by fear: of ancestral powers, and of men. They might not be physically locked up in a room with doors, but their minds are...

This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead. (14)

It took 3 attempts by Christ, each preceded by prayers, before He could get the minds of His disciples open to Him.

Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. (5-8)

Consider this.

The same Peter that could not be bothered by the first two visitations of Christ was suddenly so excited to see the Master that he could not wait for the ship to get to shore. He jumped into the sea and swam ashore.

It was at this third time that their minds were open. They could see Him now; at the other times, something kept them from going after Christ the first two times.

He spoke to men that had walked with Him for 3 ½ years; but the fear of men shut up their minds and kept them shut in; from seeing Him.

Do not complain when men do not acknowledge your assignment, even in their lives. It is simple because the god of this world has blinded their minds, keeping them from acknowledging and hearkening unto you.

When a mind is shut down, destiny is shut down as well. Many are in destiny but they are not operating therein.

These men were resurrected men, but their minds were shut down.

This means that you must not only get to the place of the resurrection of the dead, you must also deal with any power fighting to shut in your minds against your destiny; or shut in the minds of men against you.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Raw fire of God, possess my mind to function at full capacity.
  • Every attack of the wicked to shut down my mind in my destiny; I scatter and destroy your power by fire.
  • Any power that has vowed to shut down my mind in destiny; I scatter and destroy you by fire.
  • Every attack of the wicked to shut down the minds of people against me; I destroy you by fire.
  • Any power attacking the minds of people against my destiny; I crush you by fire.
  • Every door shut against me; open by fire now.

 

PASTOR’S CORNER

CALLED TO CONQUER IN CHRIST:

LOCATING THE MISSING THING THROUGH CHRIST

REFERENCES: JOHN 8: 12, DEUTERONOMY 8:18, LUKE 19: 5-10, ECCLESIASTES 5: 9-10; 13-15; 19

No Christian is destined for a life of poverty, sickness or misery.

Christ declares that those who follow Him shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (Jn 8:12). The light is to illuminate the affected life and ensure that nothing is missing therein. (Lk15: 8).

In the life of every Christian who is poor, sick or miserable, there is a missing thing.

Deut 8: 18

But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth

God gives you the power to get wealth. So, if wealth is missing in your life, you go to Him to locate it.

Lk 19: 5-10

And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

God does not hate anyone. Although He hates sin, He loves sinners and calls them to repentance. Jesus looked up and saw what He was looking for- a missing man.

When He saw Zacchaeus up on the tree, He called to him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

When Zacchaeus heard the call, he made haste, and came down, and received him [Jesus] joyfully.

And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

They did not see ‘him’; they saw ‘it’.

The people saw a Man looking for a man. They saw a Man locating and calling a sinner to Himself, and it caught their attention.

When you call out to the missing thing in your life, when you locate your destiny helpers and they come to you, men will see ‘it’.

And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

It is not possible for a missing man to do the right thing while he is still on a ‘missing’ journey. Therefore, Zacchaeus’ promise of restitution was simply a display of religious zeal without knowledge, because he was not yet saved.

Zacchaeus did not have the capacity to say the right thing because he was still lost, and his assumption, that he was called by Jesus so that he would make restitution, was wrong.

He was called because he was a missing man.

And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Salvation precedes good works.

Jesus clarifies the matter: ‘Zacchaeus, salvation comes to your house this day, not because of what you have promised to do, but because you are also a son of Abraham.’

This was Christ’ claim on Zacchaeus: he was a son of Abraham, and therefore a part of Jesus. So, when Jesus located him up on that tree, He did not hesitate to call him to Himself.

This is your job as well in Christ. Like Jesus, you are to seek and save that (in your destiny, household and world) which was lost. You are to locate whatever is missing in life- the absence of which is making the journey of your life miserable- and call it to yourself.

Jesus, led by the Holy Ghost, looked up and saw a man on the tree; when He saw him, He believed that this was a missing man; and with His mouth, He called the missing man to Himself.

This is how you save; by seeing it, believing it is yours, and declaring it- you see the missing thing, you believe it is a part of you, and you call it to yourself.

You say to the missing thing, ‘you belong to me. Make haste and come to me’.

Let this inform your approach to the Word. Come to the Word to seek out the missing thing in your life- the missing health, wealth, power, progress, promotion, favour, peace- and locate it. When you do, believe that it is for you as much as it is for any other Christian, and call it to yourself; and it shall respond.

Do not for any reason believe the lie that the thing is meant for others, but not for you.

Eccl 5: 9-10

Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.

Consider this carefully: the profit of the earth- whole world- is for ALL. The profit of this nation is for all.

That includes you. There is no tenable excuse for living in, and remaining in poverty, because God has declared you a candidate for financial prosperity.

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

However, a man’s focus will greatly determine whether he prospers financially or not.

You love God, not money.

When a man loves money, he will not get it.

Love God and you will be satisfied with riches and abundance. It is to the man who seeks first His kingdom and righteousness that riches and abundance will come.

Eccl 5: 13-15, 19

There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt. But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

The preacher calls this a terrible evil.

A man desires to speak with the confidence and fluency of the educated; a mother deprives herself of the basic needs so that her children can have the education and opportunities she did not.

These are men and women who were destined to be educated, but something kept them from their destinies.

They were deprived of their destinies because the enemy found a way to make their parents incapable...

It is a sore evil when a man’s desire and labour are rendered useless because his riches have been kept, for him, to his own hurt.

We have already established that God gives the power to get wealth. Therefore, to everyone called by God, there is an apportioned power to prosper financially.

This man therefore has riches, but there are evil personalities who have the power to take the riches as a substance and keep it. They claim to keep it for the owner; except that it is done without the owner’s knowledge or approval.

So, he rises early, works hard all day, returns home late, and he has nothing to show for his labour.

While he toils physically, expecting the manifestation of the divine promise of prosperity in his life, he is unaware that there is spiritual labour he must invest in; for until he does, his efforts will be in vain, and his expectations frustrated.

He labours in vain because the divine plan of God for him has been hijacked on earth (under the sun) and kept somewhere.

His riches remain unavailable to him, kept to his hurt.

Sadly, if he tarries too long, those riches will perish- destroyed by evil powers.

And, when he becomes a father, he has nothing to give to his son.

This is a sore evil: when a parent is rendered financially impotent, such that he has nothing to take care of his children with.

This is why spiritual laziness is a great tragedy. When a Christian fails to acknowledge and take up the responsibility of travailing in the study of the Word, in fasting and prayer until he has located and saved all that belongs to him in Christ, he denies himself, and his children access to the full content of their destinies.

A spiritually diligent man will look into the divine master plan, and seek and save that which is missing- the glory, favour, honour, longevity, wealth, joy, fruitfulness- in his family. Such a man cannot but make a mark in the fabric of time.

That is why you are here: to make that mark. While on this journey, be careful not to mind your opposition. Set your sights on the missing thing and do not lose your focus in getting it back.

As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.

This man labours but he is unable to take anything of his labour because the riches thereof have been kept to his hurt.

Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.

This is the original intent of God. He does not just give riches and wealth to every man. His gift also includes the power to eat of the riches and wealth; to take his portion- your wealth- thereof, and also rejoice in his labour (no bread of sorrows, please).

You will not just have the blessing; you will also receive the capacity to enjoy the blessing. None of your portion will be kept from you and you will not despair in labour.

Such a man will not struggle to be a blessing to his children, or labour in vain. He will have enough to leave as an inheritance to his grandchildren.

This principle applies to every area of life. Find the missing thing in your life and family: spiritual, financial, marital, in business, ministerial, in leadership. Locate and call them to you.

Claim your right to get profit in all your labour; fight for the power to take your full portion and enjoy all your labour under the sun.

Do not be spiritually lazy. Do not be content to be diligent in labour without diligently seeking to receive your portion.

You are not called to vanity, but to victory.

Remember that adversity is to make you strong, not to destroy you. Take up the challenge: seek out all that is missing in your household and save them all.

Come to the Word to seek the missing thing

See the missing thing

Call the missing thing

Do it now!

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Holy Ghost, open my eyes to see the missing thing; open my ears to hear the missing thing; open my heart to understand the missing thing.
  • Holy Ghost, help me to take back the missing thing.
  • My life, I charge you; receive sufficient power, wisdom and capacity discover and recover the missing thing. Receive the power to locate and recover all that the enemy has kept away from me.
  • Any force of darkness keeping my riches, my divine portion away from me; I destroy you by fire.
  • My divine portion; wherever you are; I locate you now.
  • My divine portion; I summon you now. I command you to locate me now.
  • Whoever or whatever is mine in Christ; wherever you are- in the water, overseas, in the air or in the ground, I summon you to locate me now.

 

PASTOR’S CORNER

CALLED TO CONQUER IN CHRIST

UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF SPIRITUAL AWARENESS (C)

REFERENCES: HEBREWS 9:24, HEBREWS 7:25-26, ROMANS 8: 26, ISAIAH 13: 3,2

Heb 9: 24

For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us

Christ is in heaven, in the presence of God, interceding for us; for everyone for whom He died.

He prayed before His death. Even now, He appears in the presence of God for you.

Heb 7: 25-26

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens

Christ stands in the presence of God, continuing -forever- to intercede for those for whom He died for one purpose.

The Bible declares that, by this means, He is able to save to the uttermost- completely, totally, without restrictions or limitations- all that come to God through Him.

On the cross, He prayed for you. Now, He stands before God and still prays for you. Why? Because you are precious to Him...

You see, the power of Christ was not limited to the salvation from sin. He also has power to save from hell, error, loss, shame, limitations, frustration, disgrace, poverty, sickness, calamities, disasters and death. He has power to save in every situation and out of every evil circumstance.

He works out our salvation by continuing to intercede for us.

Consider the principle. A man who will save another completely must live to intercede.

He is the kind of high priest we need because he is holy and blameless, unstained by sin. He has now been set apart from sinners, and he has been given the highest place of honor in heaven. (NLT)

Every child needs a kind of father; every man needs a kind of pastor; every daughter needs a kind of mother...the kind that will stand in the place of intercessory prayer for his or her wards and flock with a record of holiness and blamelessness.

Everyone needs a kind of leader that spends not just his substance and attention, but also his time in prayer for them.

Christ is the example. He gave His life for mankind, paying the price of their sins, and for their salvation. When He was leaving, He promised to send another Comforter, and He made good on His word.

Yet, in heaven, He is still giving Himself for them through prayers. He does not berate those for whom He died for under utilising His great sacrifice; He just keeps praying.

Do not waste time complaining by how unappreciative your spouse, children or other loved ones are of your efforts and sacrifices. Do what Jesus Christ did instead; live to intercede for them.

Also consider this: if Christ is standing before God, interceding for you to overcome poverty, shame, disgrace, limitations, sicknesses... why then should you remain in any of these situations?  

Rom 8: 26- 27

Christ’s promise of another Comforter would have seemed to imply that He was passing on the baton of work. But that was not the reality.

While others die to rest, Christ died, resurrected and ascended to continue the work of saving us; He continues to intercede.

Many parents are too lazy to understand the responsibility that comes with their titles. They do not yet understand how a parent- mother or father- should be. They busy themselves with complaints about their children, when they should be living to intercede for them in the presence of God.

While on earth, Christ gave all for the people. He talked to them about God; spent 40 days talking to His disciples about the Kingdom; and imparting on them the spirit of understanding. And, when the day of Pentecost was fully come, His promise of another Comforter was realised. Yet, He still stands in God’s presence and tells Him about the people!

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

While He intercedes in heaven, He sent the Holy Ghost to help us. Our shallow knowledge makes us weak in the place of prayer. Therefore, the Holy Ghost helps us by enabling us to generate the potency that our prayer lives need.

So, the Owner of the Spirit is praying; and the Spirit is praying. Why then are you not doing the same? To fail to pray is to make yourself your own worst enemy.

The Church is spiritually lazy because she has failed to see that her Saviour is still doing the work of prayer. Christ’s ability to save us to the uttermost should have us walking in victory, divine protection and dominion at all times. Sadly, that is not the case with many Christians.

The intercession of Christ and the groaning of the Holy Ghost are for one purpose.

The Spirit groans because He is under pressure.

When He sees that a Christian is in danger, He groans under the pressure of that revelation. He groans within the Christian to move him to pray. Remember, Christ is already interceding for that man before God. As He groans in heaven, the Spirit picks up the signal and groans in the man to stir him up to prayer.

When the man yields to this divine pressure and prays, he aligns himself with the intercessory prayer going on before God on his behalf, and prays according to the will of God.

Sadly many fail to connect to the groaning of the Spirit. While Christ talks to the Father on his behalf; while the Spirit of Christ groans in him, the man is too busy with distracting activities. His TV and phones; his comfort and sleep keep him from being sensitive, and responsive to the Spirit’s groaning.

And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

This is how God saves us. Christ prays to the Father on our behalf, and the Spirit, on receiving the signal of impending evil, groans in us to stir us to pray. When we yield to Him, we make sure the will of the enemy does not stand.

Christ speaks to the Father according to the will of the Father, bringing to remembrance the substitutionary sacrifice He made on behalf of the saint, in obedience to the Father. As He intercedes, the Spirit agrees with Him and groans within the saint to lead him also to prayer.

Thus it is that in the mouth of divine witnesses, the matter is already being presented to the Father, waiting for the third witness- you.

Isa 13: 3,2

I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.

This is my mission.

I am called to raise mighty men in God, who will conquer every evil in their household. I am called to raise men who will express His anger over poverty, sickness, death, loss in their household and execute His judgement upon them.

You are here to trample upon and destroy every reign of evil in your household to the praise of God’s greatness.

Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

This is a call to action directed to leaders. It is a charge to pastors, fathers, mothers; those who have the responsibility over those who are refusing to walk in the divine will for their lives.

Historically, God was speaking to Isaiah about the fall of Babylon. He then gives the prophet a charge: go up to the high mountain, lift up a  banner there, raise your voice unto the Medes and Persians, beckon them with your hands and summon them, directing them to go to war against the Babylonians and pull them down.

Isaiah did not have to go the land of Medes and Persia. He did not need physical contact with them.

He simply obeyed the command and it was so, that Babylon fell to Medes and Persia.

Is there any Babylon that must fall as it concerns the lives of your children, spouse or congregation? In your business, career or ministry? Or is there a divinely appointed direction you desire them to follow?

If this could be done effectively to a nation that did not know the LORD, and they obeyed the call, not knowing what made them do so, how much more when you wield this key over your household, business, and ministry?

You do not need to be in physical contact or proximity to your children. You simply need to:

  • Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain: fast, pray
  • exalt the voice unto them: raise your voice and declare the divine judgement
  • shake the hand: summon them
  • that they may go into the gates of the nobles: and direct them accordingly.

You do this again, and again; summon them out of evil and into their divine place, until the will of God is enforced in your world- until total salvation is achieved.

I am also come to summon your life into its divine reality; to be all that God has called you to be; to go where He has called you to go; to conquer all that He has called you to conquer. I summon you to face every mountain you have been afraid to face, and overcome them all.

This call is to the nobles; those who will fight the enemies of God; those who will refuse to tolerate the reign of mediocrity in their world.

The Lord Jesus is groaning on your behalf in the presence of God

The Holy Ghost is groaning in you

It is time for you to take up the burden of your world; stand on the mountain and establish the divine order.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • I summon my soul; receive the raw fire of God to be all that I am called to be.
  • Raw fire of God, enter my life.
  • Every yearly evil event, sent against me this year; I summon you. Backfire.