10 MARCH 2019

PASTOR’S CORNER

THE MYSTERY OF THE BREACH IN THE BEAUTY

GUARDING THE UNGUARDED HOUR

REFERENCES: JOHN 6: 48, ECCLESIASTES 11:1-8, LUKE 22: 49-53

 

There is an unguarded hour in everyone’s life, when the devil will come visiting. He has an appointment with every man. He came to Jesus; he visited His disciples. There is an hour when he will come visiting you as well.

 

When that unpredictable hour comes, your ability to overcome-to make the devil bow at your gate, will be determined by how prepared you are.

 

If a person is not properly trained to handle the unguarded hour, he will be defeated by it. Therefore, if you will be victorious in that hour, you must be fully fortified.

 

Consider this…

Have you ever dipped bread into tea? When you did, did you observed the bread become soggy, and break into the tea?

 

That bread was conquered by water, because it is a dead bread.

 

There is however another bread- the Living Bread- which conquers water.

 

Jn 6: 48

I am that bread of life

 

I am the Bread of Life [that gives life- the Living Bread] [AMP]

 

This is the beginning of the message that caused many to turn from following Christ. As you consider today’s teaching, open your mind, and be willing to change your perceptions.

 

The opposite of the Living Bread is a dead bread.

Now, if the Living Bread gives life, the dead bread gives death.

 

The Scriptures say that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Matt 4:4)

 

Now, Jesus, the Word made flesh, is the Living Bread. Every word He speaks gives life- in knowledge, power, mysteries.

The man who eats the Word, that is, Jesus, the Living Bread, will live.

 

This makes the devil the dead bread. Every word from him is a death-giving word.

 

Jn 7: 38

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water

 

As there are rivers of living waters, so also are there rivers of dead waters.

 

So, we have the Living Bread- Jesus Christ; and living water- the Spirit of Christ.

We also have dead bread- the devil; and dead water- the spirit of the devil.

 

He that follows the devil will therefore have rivers of dead water flowing from his belly.

 

What you eat and drink will therefore determine what your life produces.

The man who eats Christ, and drinks His Spirit will generate life in every area.

As for the man who eats the word of the devil, and drinks his spirit, he will generate dead things.

 

As a Christian, you will therefore do well to eat the Word, and drink the Spirit, very well.

 

Eccl 11: 1-8

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

 

This is not a call for seed sowing.

It is, instead, a charge to cast the Word upon the waters, because it is the only Bread that cannot be conquered by waters.

 

Do you remember how, while the Living Bread slept, water entered into His boat; but when He awoke, the water ceased at His rebuke? (Mk 4:36-39)

 

This shows you that waters will invade your life, as long as the Living Bread- the Word- is asleep in you. Waters will overtake a church where the Living Bread is asleep.

 

Oh! But in the life, home, church and business where He is alert and active, it is a wonderfully different story.

 

Do you remember that the Bread also walked on water? (Matt 14:25) He had gone to the mountain to pray, and in the evening, when the waters troubled the disciples, He returned from the mountain, and walked upon the waters; that it might be fulfilled, cast thy bread upon the waters…

 

Brethren, the wicked will continue to have the upper hand, as long as you cast dead bread at them.

 

However, when you cast the Living Bread upon the dead waters, no power, no devil, no situation will escape; and when the enemy comes like a flood, the Living Flood will be there to raise a standard against them.

 

Cast the Word on the waters. After many days, you will find it.

Pray now. Pray with the Word.

You will get the results after many days.

Prayer never expires. Many of us are, today, enjoying the fruit of past prayers.

 

Cast the Living Bread over sickness, household powers, unpleasant situations…you will find it after many days.

 

Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

 

This is a call to persist in prayer; a call to keep the fire of prayer burning.

 

Cast the Bread upon the waters, and keep at it for 7 days, for the Word says, …do not give God rest, until He establishes what He promised. (Isa 62:7)

One of the breaches in the Christian beauty, is laziness in the place of prayer. Many do not understand the place of tarrying in the prayer.

 

As you round up your 7-day programme, do not be discouraged when God tells you to keep going, until the 8th, 9th, 14th, 21st, or 30th day; or for even longer.

 

When you continue in prayer, you ensure that, no matter what the future holds, you have settled matters in your favour.

 

If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth…

 

Brethren, fill the clouds with your prayers. When heaven is full of your prayers, there will be a rain of answered prayers upon your world. Keep praying until you see the outpouring of answers to your petitions.

 

…and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

 

When you cut down evil powers in your world, they will remain cut. However, in the life of the man that has refused to cast the Bread and tarry in prayer, those evil powers will still remain standing.

 

You will no longer suffer what others suffer; what troubles them will not trouble you, because you have cut down the wicked.

 

He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap…

 

Do not wait for the evil day to take you by unawares. Do not expect that you will be able to pray on that day, because the evil day will confuse you.

 

A wise man prepares for the unguarded hour in the time of peace, filling up the clouds with water in anticipation of the evil day. Therefore, when the dead waters come, they will find him prepared to resist and rebuke them.

In the morning, sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

 

When the seed of God remains in you, you will not commit sin. (I Jn 3:9)

You will find the Bread in the Seed.

Sow the seed of prayer, day and night; and your life will never remain the same.

 

Do not hold back in the place of prayer. Believe that your prayers- all alike- shall be good.

 

Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.

 

Now, praying without ceasing seems like a stressful business; especially when there is so much to enjoy. But the Scripture cannot be broken.

Pleasure is indeed sweet. However, if you all you do is live for pleasurable moments, please remember the days of darkness.

 

Brethren, the days of darkness shall be many.

O, and until you have received the capacity to overcome these dark days, you have not yet begun to live life. Whatever life you thought you had lived is vanity.

 

Lk 22: 49-53

When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.

 

Christ went up to Gethsemane with 3 of His disciples. While there, He spoke specifically to Peter about watching and praying with Him for an hour.

 

When Judas arrived with the capture team, the disciples realised that something was wrong. Then, they prayed, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

Jesus did not answer; but he did something anyways- he cut off a man’s ear.

 

The wonder is: why did they not pray for strength to pray earlier?

 

Whenever you fail to pray at the right time, the unguarded hour will surprise you; and at that time, you will desire Christ to speak, but He will not.

 

This is why people fall into error.

Their failure to prepare for that unguarded hour makes them victims of confusion. As they seek to act without divine permission, they fall into error.

 

And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

 

It is time to stop that nonsense.

Stop living contrary to divine permission.

Stop being unprepared in the Word and prayer.

Stop that nonsense.

 

They Jesus said…when I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

 

When I was with you day after day in the temple[enclosure], you did not stretch forth [your] hands against Me. But this is your hour- and the power [which] darkness [gives you has its way] [AMP]

 

The Master knew the unguarded hour, and was prepared for it. The same could not be said for the disciples; it caught them completely off-guard.

 

Brethren, do not let the power of darkness infiltrate your life.

The wise prepare for, and conquer all those who work in the power that darkness gives, by casting their bread upon the waters, day and night, for as many days as is necessary, until the clouds be full of rain.

 

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Fire of prayer, take over my life.
  • Raw fire of God, to bring wicked powers down; take over my life.
  • Any negative power on appointment against my life; you are a liar. Bow by fire.
  • Any power on appointment against my life and destiny; hear the Word of the LORD. Bow by fire.
  • Every work of darkness against my life; hear the word of the LORD. I conquer you by fire.
  • Every agenda of darkness on my way this year; I bring you down by fire.