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THE MYSTERY OF PARTNERSHIP IN CHRIST: PARTNERSHIP DEMANDS YOUR PART [C]

PASTOR’S CORNER
THE MYSTERY OF PARTNERSHIP IN CHRIST:
PARTNERSHIP DEMANS YOUR PART [C]
REFERENCES: PROVERBS 24:1-2, PSALM 4:2-3, PROVERBS 15:28, HEBREWS 12:1
 
Pro 24: 1-2
Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
 
Do not envy evil men, or desire to be with them. Do not desire to have them around your home, work, business…
 
Do not be around them.
If they happen to be around you, then you will do well to know their true picture. Know what they do.
 
This is the resume of evil men. This is what they do.
While they talk, laugh, joke and make merry with you, their hearts study destruction, and their lips pour them out.
 
Whatever the Scripture says is final. Therefore, if the Word says they study and speak destruction, that is the whole truth.
 
You could say that Destruction is a course they study in the university of satan. 
They study destruction, under the tutelage of the devil. 
 
You also have a School, and a Tutor.
You are also under the tutelage of the Holy Spirit. 
You are also called to study.
 
How do they study?
 
Their hearts study. 
They put their hearts into their study. 
 
The wicked are invested in their study of destruction. 
They faithfully follow all the study requirements for their course. 
They keep study appointments with all seriousness, and with their hearts, they process the information of destruction they receive from their teacher.
 
They are not tardy- latecomers- to their meetings; and they do not nod off to sleep while the lesson is on. 
They give their hearts, minds and complete focus to their studies.
They do not merely read; they study.
 
With the heart, they believe.
They believe what their hearts have studied, for no one believes what he has not heard; and no one hears what has not been said.
 
They study because they have a teacher. They believe what they have studied.
 
So, with the heart, they believe; and with the mouth, they confess- they pray, they declare, they pour out what they believe.
 
They bring mischief to pass because they have studied. They do not speak empty words. They do not pummel the air with their words. 
No. They do the work- they study. Then, they speak loaded words of destruction. 
 
The Instruction they receive generates the Confession that determines their Direction.
 
They study you- your likes, addictions, your perceptions, your past.
They study how to use your weaknesses against you.
 
Pro 15:28
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
 
They do not pray with close lips. They open their mouths and they speak.
They speak evil over people.
 
What they have studied with their hearts, they pour out with their mouths. 
They receive information through the eye and ear gates, and send it to their hearts for processing. Then, they bring forth the finished work through their mouths. 
 
The evil they pour out is the product of what their hearts studied…They speak out of the abundance of their hearts.
 
The righteous also studies; to answer the wicked.
 
Brethren, the wicked will pour out destruction against you. Your responsibility is to pour the evil back. 
 
Now, you can only do this, when you have studied to answer…
This means studying to know how they pour mischiefs, so that you can learn how to pour them back. 
 
As they pour with their mouths, having studied with their hearts, you must also have studied with your heart. Then, you can pour their evil back, with your mouth.
 
Thankfully, their rock is nothing like your Rock. Therefore, whatever they have studied is weak in comparison to what you are studying.
 
When you have studied, as they hurl a mystery-missile against you, you simply intercept it, re-engineer it, and fire it back to the wicked.
 
However, if you lack this knowledge, you will end up with heaps of mischief.
 
There is a question that wicked powers are asking in your household; in your world. 
Study to answer them.
 
Brethren, I plead with you. Be serious with God. 
He desires to do serious business with you. Do not come into His presence just to play church, to occupy a seat, or to mark a religious attendance register. 
 
Partner with God.
Come to study with your whole heart.
Study to answer the wicked.
Daniel fasted until he fainted.
Esther was willing to perish.
They paid the price for the answer. 
 
Be ready to pay the price. Keep the vigils. Observe the fasts. Sit with the Word.
Even when your study leads you to the pit, keep going; if righteousness takes you to the pit, it will get you out of the pit.
 
Ps 4:2-3
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? How long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah. But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
 
The wicked have made a business of turning God’s glory to shame. 
If this must stop, God needs a partner; a godly partner.
Therefore, He has set apart the godly. 
 
Why?
Why does He need a godly man?
 
If the perversion of glory into shame and disgrace must stop, there must be a godly man, who will study with his heart, to answer these corrupters of truth. 
 
God is not coming down from the heavens to answer the wicked.
Yet, His vision must be fulfilled. Therefore, He needs a man who will deal with the powers turning His glory to shame.
 
Thus, He must hear the godly. 
This partnership demands that the godly calls; and that God hears. 
 
This way, God supplies the answers, and the godly wields them against the wicked and their mischiefs.
 
Godliness is therefore a weapon. When you have it, you are set apart, and over principalities and powers. You become a mobile God.
 
God set the godly apart for Himself. 
Here is the thing though: for everyone set apart by God for Himself, there is one set apart by the devil for himself. 
 
Remember the parable of the tares. The devil has also set apart men for himself…
 
Heb 12: 1
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [entangle] us
 
Whenever you find yourself falling in the same error over and over, it is time to ask yourself a question: why is it that I easily fall into this error, again and again?
Why does this error entangle me easily and craftily?
 
Trap setters do not place their devices in open spaces. 
Rather, they set them in locations where they are sure their prey of choice will walk through.
 
They have studied destruction against the animal of prey…
They study to know the path, mannerisms and routine of their prey; they design and set their traps accordingly.
 
Thus, the unaware animal walks its path, and ends up in a trap. 
 
However, when an animal has escaped a trap, it will be more suspicious, more wary.
 
When a Christian has had such a close call with the snares of the wicked, he bears the scars of the encounter, as a reminder, for him to be sober and vigilant.
He is therefore less likely to fall into another trap as easily as the first time.
 
Every trap is a product of study.
The trapper has studied to know what trap will work well in ensnaring a certain prey.
Therefore, he will not set a rat trap for a lion. 
 
This also means that the trap against you will differ from the trap set for another.
The kind of trap designed and set for an elephant might even be constitute an occupational hazard for the trapper.
Some are so big, and set so tautly, that, if anyone steps in it, escape would be impossible.
 
Paul’s admonition was not just for some Christians. He called them the sin that so easily beset us. That included him. 
 
The enemy studied even apostle Paul, and set a trap for him.
 
You are ensnared by the things that you lust after.
The wicked will study you, seeking to know every weakness in your life- your secret lusts, your covetous desires… and bring them to you. 
 
…and let us run with patience the race that is set before us
 
The wicked set the trap against you, because they know that there is a race set before you.
 
They set the trap to trip you up and take you out of the set race before you.
 
Your responsibility is to scatter the set trap. 
Whatever has been set to beset you must scatter and fail. 
 
Brethren, there is a race set before you.
Be godly.
Study. 
Pray.
Display His glory in your world.
 
PRAYER POINTS
In the name of Jesus,
My Father, supply the capacity that I need to answer the wicked.
My heart, receive power to study.
My mouth, receive power to say the right thing.
Evil powers, ruling in my world; your time has expired. I am here as God’s partner, to answer you. I pour back your evil by fire.
Every judgement of darkness poured against my life, hear the judgement of the LORD. I pour you back to the sender.
Any destroyer studying how to destroy what belongs to me; I destroy you by fire now.
Any power, turning things upside down against my life; I terminate you by fire.
Any power, turning my glory to shame; I destroy you by fire.
Forces of darkness studying how to destroy my life; I terminate you by fire.
Whatever the wicked has set apart to beset my life; I scatter and destroy you by fire.
 

THE MYSTERY OF PARTNERSHIP IN CHRIST: PARTNERSHIP DEMANS YOUR PART

PASTOR’S CORNER
THE MYSTERY OF PARTNERSHIP IN CHRIST:
PARTNERSHIP DEMANS YOUR PART
REFERENCES: MATTHEW 26: 14-15, MATTHEW 26: 27- 30, MATTHEW 26: 36-41, ACTS 1: 14-19, ACTS 1: 25
 
You have a part to play in Christ. Your place in Him depends on you doing your part.
 
Matt 26: 14-15
Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him [Jesus] unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
 
Judas was part of Christ. However, he left the Saviour, and offered to betray Jesus for a price. 
The priests knew he had been with Jesus. Therefore, to ensure his full cooperation, they made him enter into a covenant with them.
 
He did all these to get money that he did not need; at the end of the day, he returned the cursed money to the priests.
 
He made the decision to betray Jesus, went to the chief priests, covenanted with them, for money he did not need, because he had been misdirected out of destiny. 
 
Matt 26: 27- 30
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins…and when they had sung an hymn, thy went out into the mount of Olives.
 
At this point, Judas already had a covenant with the chief priests. Yet, here he was, taking communion, and entering into another covenant with Jesus. 
Thus, there were two covenants at war in him; the old and the new…
 
After the communion, when Jesus went up to the mountain, to Gethsemane, only 11 disciples followed Him. 
Judas was missing there, because he stayed back.  
Others went up to the mountain; he went back to the chief priests.
 
What kept him back?
 
Brethren, what is dragging your life away from the mountain top? Why do you pull back from the heights that your contemporaries reach for?
Why are you not on the mountain of the power, fire, wisdom, and exploits of God?
 
It is because you have entered into a negative covenant, and it is misdirecting you out of your true place in destiny.
 
You belong to the mountain top. 
It is time to get to your true place. 
 
Matt 26: 36-41
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saithe unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
 
Jesus and the 12 went up the mountain, but he went yonder with Peter, James and John.
He took the three yonder to pray with Him.
 
When God takes you yonder- into the revelation of His word and power, you must know that you also have a part to play.
You will be wise to ask why He has brought you into the knowledge, and understanding, of such great revelation.
When you know the purpose, you will not abuse the opportunity…
 
To the first group, He simply said, ‘sit here’. However, to the three, he said, ‘pray with Me’. 
These were in partnership with Him in prayer. 
 
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray…
 
Alas! after His time in prayer, He returned to His partners in prayer, only to find all three asleep.
 
‘What!’
That exclamation was reserved for those yonder.
Others can sleep, but not these three.
 
In His Kingdom, there are those who preach poorly, dress badly, sow sparingly, manipulate for money…However, to those whom God has taken yonder, and given a part to play, those things are unacceptable. 
 
Others may say, do, act, live as they please, but not you. 
When He sees you doing such things, His first response will be ‘What!’
 
So, if you are like Peter, and the LORD is calling you out for any nonsense in your life, do not wonder why you are the only one He scolds; do not compare yourself to others; 
 
Understand the ways of God.
Understand your true identity.
He gives you such attention because you are partner with Him. 
You have seen Him in a way that others have not.
He has exposed you to revelations, that others have never seen.
 
Dear Peter, in your presence, He was sorrowful. He was transfigured before you, a secret you were not allowed to share until His ascension. You witnessed His discussion with Moses and Elijah. You received revelation of His true identity.
 
Therefore, you are called to a higher standard than the rest. 
 
Brethren, if this is your story, know that He will come to you, and when He finds you slacking, He will hold you accountable.
 
Acts 1: 14-19
These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. And in those days Peter stood in the midst of the disciples, and said…Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. 
 
Judas became an evil guide.
He became the one who directed the soldiers to Jesus at the mountain, because he had entered into a covenant with the priests.
 
For he was numbered with us, and had obtained a part of this ministry…
For he was counted among us and received [by divine allotment] his portion in this ministry [AMP]
 
Yet, he had a part of the ministry of Jesus!
 
Apostle Judas had a place, and a part in ministry of Jesus. 
 
This man was chosen by Jesus to handle the finance of the ministry…
 
While Peter was appointed to speak, and John was called to showcase divine revelations, it was Judas’ destiny to display the prosperity of God. 
 
He would have written an epistle on the mysteries of divine prosperity.
 
Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
 
Unfortunately, he allowed the enemy to use him, and he made the Lord’s money his own money…
 
The enemy will fight you, because he knows your true portion in Christ’s ministry, and seeks to cast you out of your place.
By entering into a covenant with the priests, he also obtained a part in them. 
 
It was covenant warring against covenant; part against part in his life, and one had to go for the other.
 
Acts 1: 25
That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
 
To take the place in this ministry and receive the position of an apostle, form which judas fell away and went astray to go [where he belonged] to his own [proper] place. [AMP]
 
Judas lost his part in Christ; the part that was divinely allotted to him.
The part was still relevant, but the owner had fallen away from it.
 
I pray that you shall not fall away from glory. You shall not away from your position.
 
His fall was by a force. 
The force of the covenant dragged him, and misdirected him out of destiny.
 
The man, appointed to be the minister of finance in the ministry of Jesus, given the secret of prosperity by God, fell; because the devil came, found a way into his life through an evil covenant on earth, and forced him out of his part.
 
Brethren, you have a part in Christ. Fight today to keep your position.
Do not allow anything, or anyone take you out of your part in Him. 
 
PRAYER POINTS
In the name of Jesus,
Holy Ghost, take me up to the mountain of the power, wisdom, fire…of God.
Every sacrifice offered against me; hear the judgement of the LORD. Backfire.
Every secret error on assignment to misdirect me out of destiny; I terminate you by fire.
Any negative agreement imposed on my life, to misdirect me out of destiny; I scatter and damage by fire.
Any negative covenant fighting my place in the kingdom of God; I terminate you by fire.
Any negative covenant, dragging my life backwards; you are a liar. You are terminated over life today.
Whatever, or whoever the wicked has directed against my life, to misdirect me out of destiny; you are terminated by fire.
Whatever or whoever is sent to my life, to send me out of destiny; you are terminated by fire.
Any personality of darkness, directing evil strangers to my life; I bind and damage your powers by fire.
 

THE MYSTERY OF PARTNERSHIP IN CHRIST: YOUR TEAM AFFECTS YOUR DREAM

PASTOR’S CORNER
THE MYSTERY OF PARTNERSHIP IN CHRIST:
YOUR TEAM AFFECTS YOUR DREAM
REFERENCES: MATTHEW 13: 24-30; 36-40, JOHN 4: 35, HEBREWS 6: 5
 
No one congratulates a pregnant woman, until she is delivered of her baby.
Spiritually also, no one will testify to the horn, glory of God in your life until you produce harvest. 
 
Well, God has shown to me that your harvest is nigh.
 
Therefore, my assignment today is to walk you into the reality of your blessing…
 
In the first part of this teaching, we learnt that we are co-labourers with God.
 
God needs a team. 
There are things that God wants to achieve in my life, which will not come to pass with the team of just me. Therefore, He has positioned certain people to bring these things to pass. 
 
There are also things that we cannot achieve on our own. We therefore have a responsibility to identify and work with our divine team to bring them to pass.
 
So, although we are the light, the Holy Ghost is the Candle Stick upon which we are set. 
 
We cannot stand by ourselves.
The Holy Ghost cannot showcase God without man; neither can man showcase God without the Holy Ghost.
 
Matt 13: 24-30
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 
 
Let us do a little exegesis:
Jesus is the Man who sowed the good seed.
The men who slept are the pastors, the people called to care for the field.
The enemy in question is the enemy of the Man who sowed the seed, not of the men that slept.
The reapers are angels.
 
Brethren, the battle on earth is between Jesus and the devil. Therefore, the fight you are facing is because of Jesus.
 
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 
 
When the enemy came, the servants of Jesus slept. 
They slept in prayer, in the word, in power, in divine revelations….
They slept, and the enemy came in, sowed tares, and walked away.
 
They did not discover what had been done until they woke up. Then, they went to the Master.
 
However, He did not let them root out the tares. He knew that, in doing so, they would have rooted out some good seed as well.
 
Many Christians have been rooted and cast out of the Field because they were fed with information that they did not have the capacity to handle.
This was the fault of the pastors. When a pastor is asleep when the tares are sown, his attempt to help the good seed usually ends up destroying him. In trying to correct the error, he makes matters worse.
 
Thankfully for the seed, there is a time of harvest, at that point when, whatever tares have grown with it will be uprooted and destroyed, without any harm coming to the seed.
 
Let both grow together until the harvest and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
 
When the time of harvest comes, the first priority is to deal with the tares. 
 
When God desires to transform and honour your life, the first thing He does is to stir up your spirit to weed out the tares, so that the beauty of your harvest can be manifest.
 
Brethren, clear off the wicked first. Weed out the judgements of evil around your life, and prepare your land for the harvest. 
 
Heed the words of Jesus.
Gather them.
Bind them.
Burn them.
 
Matt 13: 36-40
And Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. he answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 
 
The field is the Kingdom of God, in whatever part of the world you are in- it is the kingdom of God in Nigeria.
 
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom
 
You are the good seed; the children of the divine kingdom. 
 
…but the tares are the children of the wicked one
 
Now, just as there are children of God, there are also children of the devil. These are the tares.
 
There are children of the devil on the altar. Their charisma, image and prophetic utterance notwithstanding, they are children of the devil.
 
They stand on the altar and speak in the name of Jesus; they want to be seen as servants of light, but they are children of the devil.
 
The enemy that sowed them Is the devil
 
This means that the devil can sow people. He can sow men into your life, to derail you from destiny.
 
Remember that these are the words of Jesus.
You need to be discerning about the people in your life. 
Observe, evaluate and judge rightly. 
Is that man, woman, pastor, friend, colleague, family member a seed of God, or of the devil, into your life.
 
Does your connection with them leave you refreshed in Christ and on fire for Him, or does it leave you drained spiritually?
 
…the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. …
 
When the time of harvest came, the Master did not give the responsibility of reaping the harvest to the servants. Rather, He gave them to the reapers.
Why?
Because the servants did not have the capacity to do the job, seeing that they were asleep when the damage was done. 
 
A sleeping pastor is unfit for the mission. The moment a pastor sleeps off, there is no way he would have carried out the divine assignment successfully. 
He has failed to care for what Jesus came for. Therefore, his judgement can never be right.
However, when a pastor is awake, he is empowered to gather, bind and burn the tares.
 
Brethren, hear me will. 
I say this with all confidence: no man can take you to the place of harvest for Christ while he is yet asleep.
 
Before any man can take the Church of Jesus to harvest, he must first wake up. He must be awake in the things of God to lead people to their harvest in the Master’s field.
 
The sad reality is that many Christians will die without experiencing their harvests because their pastors are still asleep.
 
…the harvest is the end of the world
 
Some will wait till the end of the world to experience harvest. 
 
However, there is even better news.
What if you do not have to wait till the end of the world to enjoy your harvest? 
 
Jn 4: 35
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? 
 
These words were spoken by Jesus after His thirst-quenching encounter with the Samaritan woman. 
He had just concluded a long discussion with her, during which He took from her the water of error, of sin; and gave her His water or life everlasting.
 
As the woman left, leaving behind her bucket, His disciples wondered at how He had been able to speak to such a woman without been interrupted; and at what food He had eaten.
 
This verse is part of His response to their questions.
 
‘Don’t say that the only time to separate sickness, evil judgements, frustrations, torments and death is at the end-time. No, even now, lift up eyes, and you will see that the field is already ripe for harvest.’
 
Then, the men could not ensure harvest because they slept. Now however, as many as are awake are called to bring in the harvest.
 
Brethren, get up now!
It is time to achieve those good things that you have struggled with, and failed at, for so long. 
Wake up now!
 
…behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
 
Lift up your eyes. In prayer, the Word, in meditation; lift up your eyes.
 
Now, consider. 
How does a man lift his eyes up, and yet look down at the field?
 
This is the divine principle. 
Only the man who looks up to God can see clearly. 
Clarity only comes to the man who looks up to God.
 
The judgement of man will always be wrong as long as he looks down. 
You cannot see the true picture of any man, place, situation or endeavour until you look up to God. 
 
Only God can show you the true picture of your life, your spouse, your children, or your destiny; and, the clearer you see, you stronger you will become.
 
It is written that there are those who have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come. Heb 6:5
These are the ones who have begun to walk in a higher realm because they are awake. They have the capacity to take men to their harvest even now. 
 
Therefore, while some will have to wait till the end-time to enjoy their harvest, some can, and shall see their harvest now.
For these ones, there will be an end to the presence of tares in their lives.
They will no longer need to struggle with, or be overwhelmed by evil seeds.
This is my vison for you.
I pray that you will see your harvest now.
 
Your harvest has come. 
Wake up and see it now.
 
Take away the tares, planted by the devil.
Walk in the reality of your glorious harvest.
Now.
 
PRAYER POINTS
In the name of Jesus,
Raw fire of God, possess my life; to take away all that the wicked has planted in me.
I receive divine capacity from on high; to uproot what the wicked has planted around me.
Whatever the wicked has planted in my life, to grow and go with me; your time has expired. You are cleared out by fire.
Whoever the wicked has planted in my life, to grow and go with me; your time has expired. You are cleared out by fire.
Ancestral judgement against my life; I bind and burn you by fire.
Any messenger of the devil connected to my life, to disconnect me from destiny; to damage my glory; I scatter and destroy you by fire. 
Now, I see that my miracle can happen now!
My Father, by Your power, remove and destroy every evil seed planted against every season of my life.
Whatever the wicked planted in my life, to damage glory and honour of my harvest; I damage and destroy you by fire.
I command blessing, increase, power, glory, honour, success, favour…to manifest in my life.
 

DON’T LET YOUR CONVICTION BOW TO YOUR CONDITION: YOUR CONVICTION GENERATES YOUR CONVERSION

PASTOR’S CORNER

DON’T LET YOUR CONVICTION BOW TO YOUR CONDITION:

YOUR CONVICTION GENERATES YOUR CONVERSION

REFERENCES: JOSHUA 21: 44-45, LUKE 22:31-32, JOHN 17: 20, JEREMIAH 8: 4-5

Your conviction generates your conversion. The story of your life is subject to change based on your belief.

There can be no transformation in your life until you are convinced that things can and will get better. You need to get the point where you believe that whatever God says concerning you will surely come to pass, no matter what your present circumstances are.

Jos 21: 44-45

And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand. There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

All that God said concerning your life shall come to pass.

This must be your conviction and prophecy. This means that, even when everything around you fails, you have not failed. You must hold firmly to the conviction that everything is subject to change and will indeed change in your favour.

All God said came to pass; but not over the lives of all. Some lost this testimony because they did not believe Him, and misbehaved. However, as many as held on to this conviction enjoyed all the blessing.

Lk 22:31-32

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

Jn 17: 20

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word

Jesus did not pray that Peter would not fail.

The prayer is not that the business, health, marriage...will not fail. His prayer for you is that your faith does not fail.

The strength of your conviction is crucial to the life of everything concerning you. Your business can fail; you might experience failure in several areas of your life. But, your faith MUST NOT fail.

There is no man that has not experienced failure, but the Word teaches that the righteous falls 7 times, and rises again. He does so because his faith- his conviction- did not fail. As long as a man’s faith remains, he will get up; and when he gets up, his business, marriage, health...will also get up.

Do not let your conviction fail.

As long as this is alive, you will get up again.

Watch a child as he first begins to walk, how he excitedly runs at every opportunity because he wants you to see that he can fly.

When he falls, he does not stay down. He stands and walks again, believing that one day, he will learn to walk like you, and not fall like him- like he had done- again.

This prayer was not just for Peter, but for everyone who believes, including you.

I also have faith in you, that you will rise again. When you do rise, help those around you that will also stumble and fall, so that they will also learn and know that they too can rise again. They will no longer fall at the slightest push of adversity from the enemy.

Jer 8: 4-5

Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

Peter fell.

His fall was not in the absence of Jesus.

His fall was so loud that its impact made Christ turn. As Christ looked at him, Peter wept.

His fall was new to him, because he could not fathom that he could fail from following Christ. However, his fall was not a surprise to Christ.

The words of Christ to Peter were hard for him to believe at that time, but they did eventually come to pass.

In the same vein, understand that every word of God will come to pass in your life. Go back to the Word.

Enemies will fight you; Satan will desire you, but he will not succeed.

Therefore, when you fall, do not make that your focus. Focus on what Christ said.

Your faith in what He told you will bring you up again.

Do not let what God has given you fall, even when you fall.

When you fall, you must understand that you are not meant to remain down, but to rise again. And this opportunity is given to all they that fall.

What about those who turn away from God- from the Word and prayer? What about those who care only for what they want to hear, and seek after pastors that will feed their weakness?

They will return, so long as their destiny is in hands of the LORD. In as much as they cannot do anything against the truth, they will eventually turn again to the truth they rejected.

 

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

If this is so, that your falling and turning away is reversible, as is said by the LORD, then no negative situation is permitted to gain permanent status in your life.

Wickedness works through your weakness.

Therefore, do not waste your time, holding on to lies. Do not follow anyone who shares and excuses your weakness.

Find and follow that man who will confront your weakness, and thereby destroy the hold of wickedness over your life.

Your conviction will ensure that your life gets up again- in the Word, in prayer, in knowledge, in prosperity. You will be stirred up to desire and demand progress in every area of your life at all times. You will not suffer evil to continue because you know that it cannot be perpetual.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Holy Ghost, take charge of my life.
  • My Father, I hand over my life to you; to get up and go up again.
  • My life; thus says the LORD. Get up again and go up again.
  • My destiny, marriage, household, business...I charge you; get up and go up again.

 

DON’T LET YOUR CONVICTION BOW TO YOUR CONDITION: CHANGING YOUR CONDITION BY YOUR CONVICITION (B)

PASTOR’S CORNER

DON’T LET YOUR CONVICTION BOW TO YOUR CONDITION:

CHANGING YOUR CONDITION BY YOUR CONVICITION (B)

REFERENCES: ECCLESIASTES 7:14, PSALM 94:12-14, LUKE 21: 11-15, ACTS 12:1-23

Eccl 7: 14

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

God is good all the time: in the day of prosperity, and in the day of adversity.

Everything He does is in purpose, and for purpose. It then follows that He has set adversity over against prosperity in order to achieve something.

Ps 94: 12- 14

Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law; that thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity…

The days of adversity will surely come. Days of fasting and praying will not stop it from coming. It is inevitable.

In order to handle those days well, and have rest from them, God teaches you out of His Word- feeding you with the mysteries and principles of His Word.

May you understand why you come to the House of God. He brings to His presence to teach you about prosperity; He also teaches you to anticipate and prepare for adversity; so that you are not swallowed up by it, but rather overcome it…

Consider this: the first thing God does in preparing you is to chastise you- to rebuke and correct you. When you go through this, rejoice, for you are blessed.

Next comes teaching from the Law.

…until the pit be digged for the wicked.

The wicked is the adversary behind the adversity.

God does not sponsor adversity.

However, He allows it. This was the mystery at play when satan sought permission to attack Job. He initially sought to have God touch Job. However, that was not going to happen, so instead he asked and got permission to do it.

(Something else to note: the devil, in taking permission from God, reveals that he is not in charge.)

Why? Why would God allow- permit- adversity?

God seeks the opportunity to bring an end to the adversary- the wicked that is behind the adversity.

Therefore, He allows the wicked to perpetuate evil because He wants to bury them.

Do you remember Haman? Esther referred to him as the adversary. And, when his judgement was decided, the gallows he had prepared- the pit he dug- became the place of his own death. (Esther 7: 6-10)

Adversity is not to be feared.

When you understand that whatever evil the adversary comes against you with, will become his own destruction- his burial ground- you might just consider the day of adversity as a day of victory.

For the Lord will not cast off his people, neither will He forsake His inheritance.

Brethren, God has not forsaken you.

God will never forsake you.

He is simply giving the enemy time to dig his own pit. Your time of adversity is simply to ensure the death and burial of the power behind the adversity.

Lk 21: 11-15

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.

Christ prophesies of the latter days, revealing what will define those times. However, before this happens, He warns that the enemy shall lay their hands on you.

Remember that this is a prophecy.

You have been warned.

Some powers will rise up against you- lay their hands on you, persecute, harass, bind, and judge you- because of Jesus.

This means that there are things that you would not ordinarily go through, but they come against you because of the name of Jesus.

And it shall turn to you for a testimony.

Oh rejoice!

For it- the adversity- shall, in the passage of time, turn to you for a testimony.

The turnaround might not happen when you want it to, but something will happen to turn things around in your favour, like the churning of milk eventually produces butter.

Therefore, when you see wicked hands upon your life, cut them off with the conviction and sense of superiority that:

  • They will be buried in the pit they have dug, and
  • All their agitation and conspiracies against you will transform to produce a testimony for you.

Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer…

Be convinced therefore. Let your heart be persuaded.

You no longer need a prophet to tell these things.

Let this reality be settled in your hearts, that adversity will surely come, and that you definitely will have to give an answer to those who will question your ability to overcome.

Be prepared. Be ready.

…for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist…

When you are convinced so, you will be divinely equipped with power in your mouth, and wisdom, the kind that no adversary- and by extension, no adversity- shall be able to refute or resist.

Now, no adversary means exactly that. It does not matter what it is, where it has come from, how long it has been in operation, how many successful campaigns it has had over time, or what reputation precedes it assault upon your life; if it is an adversary, it shall be powerless before the divine power and wisdom in you…

In Ps 94: 12-14, we are told how this works.

First, God corrects you. That is the time when He convicts you of over-sleeping, over-eating, gossiping, laziness, pride…

Then, He will teach you from the Law. Please love the Word, even when it is hard on you.

When you do this, you ensure that you will have rest in the time of adversity, until the wicked is done digging the pit of his own destruction.

While the digging is on-going, do not ask God to kill the adversary. Seek enough knowledge to ensure you have rest in the interim, until the digging is complete.

At this time, ensure you receive of God, the power and wisdom that cannot be challenged or resisted by the adversary.

This is the mystery that gave Mordecai victory over Haman. He was unable to resist the words of Mordecai; he was buried in the pit he had dug for the Jew; and he vacated the position that was divinely appointed for Mordecai.

Acts 12: 1- 23

No one is exempt from adversity, not even leaders.

Christ’s prophecy was addressed to apostles.

Now, when the adversary sees that he cannot attack an apostle’s body, for instance, he might go after his marriage.

Now about that time Herod that king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

The adversary did not lay hands on all the church, just some. Adversity does not seek out all at once; everyone has his own time. Your time of prosperity is another’s time of adversity.

As Christ had foreseen, the enemy stretched forth his hands, and James, the son of thunder, was killed.

James did not know that this was not the time to be quiet, to murmur or engage in self-pity. He did not wait on Christ, to receive the irresistible word that he must speak to Herod. Rather than have the situation turn around for a testimony, he became a fatality of adversity.

And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. And when he had apprehended him; he put him in prison…Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

The adversary stretched forth his hands again, and this time, laid hold of Peter.

This time however, the Church prayed ceaselessly.

When wicked hands lay hold of you. It is time to pray. You better pray to cut off those hands, before they work their evil agenda against you.

The Church spoke in prayer against the adversary, wielding irresistible words against him. And so it was that, an angel came for Peter; and at the end of that incident, Herod died.

Esther and her people were strangers in the land. Yet, they found favour in the sight of the king, and the son of the soil was terminated because he made himself their adversary.

Brethren, as long as you are in the Kingdom, you have a right to speak. It does not matter who the adversary is, or where he has come from. Simply wait to receive from God and address the adversary with conviction, confirming their destruction.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Sufficient fire of God, take over my life.
  • My house, receive the raw fire of God that cannot be quenched.
  • My mouth, receive the raw fire of God.
  • Any power at home that puts out the fire of God in me; reducing the intensity of God’s fire in me. I speak against you. Be wasted by fire.
  • Any hand of the wicked against my life; I speak against you. I cut you off and bury you by fire.
  • Any adversary that has made himself the adversary of my life; you are terminated by fire.
  • Whatever the wicked has concluded against my life this year; backfire now.

 

DON’T LET YOUR CONVICTION BOW TO YOUR CONDITION: YOUR CONSULTANT CONTROLS YOUR CONVICTION (B)

PASTOR’S CORNER

DON’T LET YOUR CONVICTION BOW TO YOUR CONDITION:

YOUR CONSULTANT CONTROLS YOUR CONVICTION (B)

REFERENCES: EZEKIEL 21:21, JEREMIAH 39: 2-7, 11-14, ACTS 20:29, 27-28, 31

In your journey towards fulfilling destiny, you must ensure that your vision- whatever God has revealed to you- does not bow to your present condition. Your belief in Him and in His promises must be strong enough to not be affected by whatever you are going through.

Like Paul, you must be able to say, ‘I know [by the Lord], and am also persuaded (convinced) by the Lord...’ in spite of your condition. You must be sure that whatever comes out of His mouth will not return to Him void.

In the first part of this teaching, we learnt that your consultant controls your conviction.

The person from whom you seek assurance about your life determines what you believe. The strength of your conviction is determined by who speaks to you. You will know whether you are a winner or a failure by what your consultant says.

We also learnt that God is the best consultant you could ever have. With Him, you know where you truly stand. It is then up to you to believe Him, no matter what else you may encounter or experience.

The focus of today’s teaching is to ascertain, not only who your consultant is, but also who is being consulted against you.

The vision of the church is to prepare you ahead of the time of war. That requires teaching you to understand that everyone has a consultant, even your enemies. They do not merely attack; they do so according to the guidance of their consultants.

Anticipating this and arming yourself with the right consult to frustrate their expectations…that is the focus of this teaching.

Eze 21: 21

For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the end of two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.

This king stood at the parting of the way for a crucial reason.

We learnt in the first part of this teaching, from the words of Jesus, that no king goes to battle without sitting to consult. We also observed how the king of Moab consulted an image.

In the same way, you should not engage in any form of battle without first consulting to know if you have enough capacity- in knowledge and power- to fight whatever battles you need to fight, and to be all that God has called to you to be.

At every stage in life, as you get to the parting of the way, wondering which way to go, how best to achieve things or bring a vision to reality, you must learn to consult.

Nebuchadnezzar understood this principle. He was on a mission to wage war against Jerusalem, and he was not going without consultation.

The images and liver were his instruments of consultation. He looked into the liver and received direction on how to wage his war. By consult, he discovered who the strong man in Jerusalem was, who should be attacked and who should be left unharmed. His mission was not blindly executed. His consultants gave him eyes to see clearly.

Brethren, you must not be ignorant that there are consultants speaking against your life; and must not be slack to destroy their power and works.

Jer 39: 2-7, 11-14

And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fouth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up. And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim [the Rab-saris] a chief of the eunuchs, and Nergal-sharezer [II, the Rab-mag] a chief of the magicians(AMP), with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.

The soldiers of Babylon did not go to war alone. They were accompanied by powerful men from their country, including the chief of the magicians.

And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Jerusalem saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king’s garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain.

Seated at the middle gate- representing a place of authority, they struck a formidable pose, making chants and invocations.

This was the picture Zedekiah and his men met. When he and his men saw them, they could think of only one option- to flee. Bear in mind that this was the same king who had used his position of power to commit Jeremiah to prison.

Suddenly, all Zedekiah’s claim of power turned to dust; and so also did the weapons and physical prowess of his soldiers, as they all fled before their adversaries.

But the Chaldean army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekaih in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadrezzarr king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgement upon him. Thene the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Jerusalem. Moreover he put out Zedekiah’s eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon

Zedekiah and his men did not run far. They were overtaken by the Chaldean army, and the king suffered a horrible fate. His children were killed before his eyes; he also had to see his nobles perish; and then he had to endure the pain of having his own eyes plucked out, even as he was bound for his journey into captivity.

May these never be your portion in the name of Jesus.

Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard, saying, Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.

Now…

Having revealed the manner of entrance of the Babylonian army into Jerusalem, and the fate that befell the household of the king and his nobles, the Bible then tells us: Now, in that same country, the same king who commanded the destruction of the royals and nobles, was giving a different command concerning one person.

How did Nebuchadnezzar know who Jeremiah was, and why did he insist that he be treated with respect, to the point of commanding his men to grant the wishes of the prophet!

The image and liver he consulted did not just tell him how to take the city of Jerusalem. They also warned him about the person of Jeremiah, and the danger of crossing him. In other words, they warned him to respect Jeremiah, if he wanted to enjoy a successful military campaign.

He in turn sternly warned his men. Do him no harm

Brethren, our vision in TRPM is for the devil, nay the host of hell, to know you and respect you.

Consider this; Zedekiah had insisted that he was in power and sought to wield that power against Jeremiah by having him imprisoned. Yet, when Nebuchadnezzar arrived, he totally devastated and humiliated the king, but he commanded that Jeremiah be treated with uncommon respect.

This goes to show that true power, and the true carrier of true power, are spiritually discerned. It took a man who had made consultations to reveal who was really powerful of the two- Zedekiah or Jeremiah.

These men, whose presence had struck fear in the hearts of the mighty men of Jerusalem, were now being made subject to the prophet. Understand that disobedience would have cost them their lives.

This is like a chief priest giving a command to witchcraft powers concerning how they are to treat you with respect.

…but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.

This means that these men were at the command of Jeremiah. His words were commands that they must obey.

So, Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rab-saris, and Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, and all the king of Babylon’s princes; even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the prison, and committed him unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he dwelt among the people.

Nebuchadnezzar and his army did get to Jerusalem; they had their way with the leaders and the nation. But there was one man who was out of bounds to them. Not only was he untouchable, he was to be respected and obeyed.

Brethren, do you desire to be another Jeremiah, one who cannot be humiliated by anyone, physically or otherwise? Do you desire that powerful men-even wicked ones- would be subject to your command?

Then, your conviction must never bow to your condition.

Jeremiah had been crying and warning about the coming of Nebuchadnezzar for a long time. He had endured ridicule, threats and imprisonment because of his warnings. Yet, he did not bow to his conditions. Rather, he did what others failed to do: he prepared. (As a matter of fact, if Zedekiah had obeyed him, he would not have suffered as he did! [Jer 38:14-20]

Therefore, when Nebuchadnezzar did come, he had no choice but to bow to Jeremiah.

If you would become untouchable to your adversaries, you must prepare for the coming of Nebuchadnezzar. The mockery of men about your present condition must not discourage you or take your eyes away from your convictions.

Brethren, Nebuchadnezzar is coming.

The assignment of this ministry is simply to prepare you for that inevitability, so that you are spared.

Nebuchadnezzar could be sickness, an attack, a disaster…Whatever it is, you will only conquer if you are prepared.

Acts 20:29, 27-28, 31

For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Like Jeremiah before him, Paul, sounds the same warning, with tears, for 3years.

Grievous wolves, these workers of great wickedness, were outside the fold at the time of Paul’s warning. This signifies the time in the history of the Church when men sought deliverance within the fold because the grievous wolves could not enter in. Those were the days when practitioners of the dark arts brought their charms to the church and surrendered their lives to Christ.

Sadly, as Paul prophesied, the story has changed. The wolves are in, and those that the devils are meant to spare- to respect and obey- are now victims.

Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. (31)

Paul’s earnest warning to watch has not been heed by many. What then is to be done, when the grievous wolves, like Nebuchadnezzar, have come in?

For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Thankfully, Paul also reveals the solution.

It is the responsibility of the leaders in the House of God to feed the flock, so that they would not become victims of wolves.

Through Paul, Christ is saying, ‘I have indeed purchased these people with My own Blood. However, I need those I have set over them to take their responsibility seriously. They are to feed my flock well, because the grievous wolves will seek to devour them, not caring that they have been bought with My Blood.’

If the Blood of Jesus will not be in vain over the lives of Christians, the leaders must feed the people. There is no evil that cannot be subdued and destroyed by a well fed Christian.

When you are well fed by your leader in Christ, you will take exception to the spread of evil.

It will not matter how many horror stories of Christians being overtaken by evil you are presented with; you will confidently declare that you will not go the way of the others.

Not only that, demons will be commanded to respect themselves by respecting and obeying you.

It is at this time that your life can testify that: He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • My Father, I need more of Your fire.
  • I receive the sufficient fire of God that cannot be humiliated or dishonoured.
  • I receive sufficient power to command principalities and power.
  • Any angry power coming to dishonour God in my life; you are a liar. I shot you down by fire.
  • Any angry power has come to dishonour God in my life; you are a liar. I shot you down by fire.
  • Any power that has vowed not to spare me, not to honour God in me; your end has come. Today, I terminate you by fire.

 

CALLED TO SUCCEED IN CHRIST: CALLING IS PROGRESSIVE

28TH MAY, 2017

PASTOR’S CORNER

CALLED TO SUCCEED IN CHRIST:

CALLING IS PROGRESSIVE

REFERENCES: PROVERBS 4:18, ROMANS 1:1, I CORINTHIANS 16:15-16, ISAIAH 46:9-11

In your success journey, you must not only understand that you are called to succeed, but also that your calling is progressive.

Pro 4:18

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just  and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day to be prepared.(AMP)

If your life is not shining brighter and better, it is a sign that you are compromising in one area of your life or another. A Christian in deed; who is uncompromising in his walk, will shine brighter and clearer.

Your destiny, business, career, marriage...all must be better today than they were yesterday, and more so tomorrow than today, until you reach full strength in every area. That is God’s standard.

Rom 1:1 (AMP)

From Paul, a bond servant of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) called to be an apostle, (a special messenger)...

Like Paul, you are called to special in everything you do. However, making this your reality demands that you know how to work it out.

I Cor 16:15-16

I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.

Addiction frustrates distraction, and brings expansion.

If you have ever come across an addict, you will have observed that nothing can drag him or her away from his or her addiction.

Anyone who desires to frustrate distraction must be addicted to his calling. An addiction demands full attention and commitment from the addict. However, lack of addiction will frustrate commitment and lead to a life of mediocrity.

An entire household committed themselves to the service of the God’s ministers. They faithfully ministered to ministers.

Their addiction to service made them leaders, and concerning such like them, God gives a charge: submit yourselves unto such.

A man who is focused on what he can get for himself in anything he is called to do will never go far. Principalities will forever be above him, and he will serve his peers.

However, when a man is addicted to being a minister, he will become a leader of men.

Christ was one of such...

The captain of our salvation was insulted, but He committed Himself to the One who judges righteously. Considering the gain set before Him, He endured the pain and despised the shame of His death.

Like Him, you also will face insults, ridicule, and shame because of your calling. However, if you are addicted to the call, your pain will eventually make way for gain, and men will inevitably submit to you. It will not matter what they have achieved or amassed...they will submit unto you.

Isa 46:9-11

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

God declares His identity: ‘I am God and there is no one like Me.’

He is on a mission to prove every being claiming to be like Him wrong. This includes stubborn powers, personalities, altars, spells, curses, oaths...that are fighting to frustrate and stop your divine calling.

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

God can declare the end of a thing from the beginning because He has the power to bring it to pass. In the same way, He declares things that are not yet done from ancient times because they will be done.

However, that also means that your calling is to be the vessel by which they become done...

When you look into your family, what do you see? What evil pattern still flows in your bloodline? What terror still reigns in your household?

Who has God called to put an end to these? Who will make sure that those things that are not yet done, are indeed done?

The man who will work this great work cannot afford to be anything but committed. He will guard his time jealously because he understand the gravity of his assignment.

Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country:

God went looking afar off for a man hungry enough to be used by Him, because the men of the land were too sated to be useful.

When a man is satisfied with his level, he cannot be used by God any longer. It takes a man with a ravenous appetite- hungry enough- to be used by God.

Calling is progressive. God will only continue to use you and move you higher as long as you remain hungry- hungry to do the things that are yet to be done; hungry to execute His counsel in your world.

...yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

While some look for people to help them, God is busy looking, in faraway lands, for hungry souls who will work as His co-labourers to fulfil His purpose.

Who do you want to be: the man God looks for, or the one men look for?

Become addicted to your divine calling. Become like Paul: be hungry enough to count all else as dung until you gain the excellency of the calling to which you have been called.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • My life, hear me well. My world is waiting for me. Therefore, I charge you; receive sufficient power, strength, fire, knowledge, and capacity in every area, to do things that God has called me to do, but are yet to be done in my world.
  • My destiny, I charge you to receive sufficient power in every area, to do things that God has called me to do, but are yet to be done in my world.
  • You forces of darkness that quench the fire, the zeal, the tenacity, for my assignment, hear the word of the Lord. I bind you and destroy your power by fire.
  • Any strange power that has vowed to frustrate my calling;
  • Any evil arrow fired at me, to stop me; I shoot you back by fire.

 

CALLED TO SUCCEED IN CHRIST: THE CALLER DETERMINES THE CONTENT OF THE CALLED (PART B)

21ST MAY, 2017

PASTOR’S CORNER

CALLED TO SUCCEED IN CHRIST:

THE CALLER DETERMINES THE CONTENT OF THE CALLED (PART B)

REFERENCES: JOB 36: 7-, JOB 37: 7, I CORINTHIANS 8:5 (NIV), ISAIAH 48:13,15, JUDGES 13:5, JUDGES 16:4-5, 18-25

Job 36:7-9

He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted. And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction; Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.

God has established you as a king, on the throne forever. Therefore you are called to function as a king. However, there is a devil on a mission to dethrone you by destroying God’s content in you.

Judg 13:5

For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

Samson was a Nazarite. That was the content God put in him.

That content carried the capacity to deliver his people- Israel, out of the hand of the Philistine, making the Philistines Samson’s principal enemy.

Like Samson, God has put in you a divine content, equipping you with the capacity to deliver your household and generation from evil- whether it be poverty, mediocrity, evil patterns or experiences.

Now, whatever you have been called to destroy in your household is your enemy.

Judg 16:4-5, 18-25

And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

We have all been called to be kings. However, when a king crawls, and is bound in chains, it means that he has been dethroned.

And it came to pass afterward ...

In the process of time- this did not happen in a day- Samson fell in love with a woman. We were not told how long it took for him to woo her, but it would have taken time for others to observe his advances towards her, and see that he was truly in love with her.

The enemy of your calling is also investigating to know who you love; and sometimes they will use that person to get to you- more specifically, the content in you.

They could not get the secret from Samson, but they could get to him through the one he loved.

And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him...

This woman did not live in the midst of the lords of the Philistines. Yet, they discovered her relationship with Samson, and sought her out. They did not go to when Samson would be around. Having studied him, they came to her at a time they knew he would not be around.

Now, these were not mere men. They were rulers fortified with the power of a god, and they were going to use their power to get what they wanted.

Delilah did not have a choice...

These men were not making a request. They had come with a charge, and it would have taken special grace for Delilah to say ‘no’.

Her assignment was not to kill him. No. Her job was to find out the content in him, by which he was able to kill them with considerable ease.

Secondly, they wanted to know how they (not she) may prevail against him.

Samson knew that Delilah did not have the capacity to cut off his locks and weaken him. Therefore, he could not have seen how telling her his secret would be of harm. He did not know about the visitation, and that she was no longer operating under the influence of love...

that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

They could not bind him until they had discovered his content and how to take it away.

The enemy you have been called to conquer is also investigating to know how to take away your power and bind you. Beware.

When a man is being afflicted, it is because he has been bound. There can be no affliction without there first being a binding...

And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart.

When Samson did reveal the secret of his content to her, Delilah could not do anything with the information herself. Instead, she sent for the Philistine lords because she had simply been carrying out their instruction.

Delilah did not kill Samson; the gods and lords of the Philistines killed him.

Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand. And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.

And she made him sleep...

Before this day, it had not been recorded that Delilah made Samson sleep. How then was she able to get him to sleep exactly when the Philistines needed him to?

The Philistine lords gave her the magical power with which to cause that big man to sleep. Once that was accomplished, she called for someone from the Philistines to cut off the 7 locks of hair on his head. Then, she afflicted him to weaken him.

The influence of the powers, gods and rulers of the Philistines on Delilah empowered her to afflict Samson and drain him of the content in him.

And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.

Poor Samson! He thought to go out and make mincemeat of the Philistines as he had done before. He did not know that his enemy had discovered his content and drained him of it!

But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house. Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.

And so it was that king Samson, who was once on the throne, was captured and bound.

Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand. And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us.

Their sacrifice to Dagon was not a mere ritual. They went back to the god that had given them the key to discovering and draining the content in their enemy. Now, that he had been captured, blinded and humiliated, it was only fitting that they sacrifice to their god in appreciation and display their enemy before Dagon.

If you fail to deal with the power of your household, it will use the one you love to bring you down.

And so it was that a king was dethroned and bound in fetters, because the gods of the Philistines gave them the key to discovering his content and draining him of it.

Job 37: 7

He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

God’s content is in you. It is in your blood, to prosper in all that you do, to overcome principalities and powers.

Palm readers know this, and capitalise on this mystery to investigate the content in you. They seek to unveil the content in you.

You have a responsibility to defend God’s content in you...

I Cor 8:5 (NIV)

For even if there are so called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords...

Isa 48:13,15

Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.

The Lord called you and brought you to your household, and He is committed to make your way prosperous. Therefore you have access, in the name of Jesus, to summon the heavens and the earth against every power, ruler or god, fighting to destroy the divine content in you.

They are waiting to execute your judgement, so it is up to you to speak...

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • God’s content is in me, to succeed in all that He has called me to be.
  • My life, receive the fire to sustain God’s content in me.
  • My body and soul- my life, swallow the raw fire of God.
  • Any devil, judgement or wicked power, on assignment to dethrone me, I dethrone and destroy you by fire.
  • Any power using the ones I love against me; I bury you by fire.
  • Wicked powers, rulers, gods, rising to destroy God’s content in me; you are liars. I bring you down and waste you by fire.
  • O heavens, hear me and hear me well. Any power, ruler or god in the heavens called to destroy what God put in me; heavens, waste them now, in the name of Jesus.
  • O earth and under-the-earth, hear me and hear me well. Any power, ruler or god in the heavens called to destroy what God put in me; O earth, waste them now, in the name of Jesus.
  • O heavens, earth and under-the-earth, hear me and hear me well. Any power, ruler or god in the heavens, earth or under the earth using those I love to destroy what God put in me; O heavens, earth and under-the-earth, waste them now, in the name of Jesus.

 

CALLED TO SUCCEED IN CHRIST: THE CALLER DETERMINES THE CONTENT OF THE CALLED

7TH MAY, 2017

PASTOR’S CORNER

CALLED TO SUCCEED IN CHRIST:

THE CALLER DETERMINES THE CONTENT OF THE CALLED

REFERENCES: JUDGES 6: 12, ISAIAH 53:1-3, ECCLESIASTES 10: 10, ISAIAH 49:1-3, HEBREWS 5:10-14

We have learnt the importance of knowing the true identity of the One who has called you- His nature and power. That way, you frustrate any evil agenda to give you trash, and you walk in the confident assurance that God’s power is sufficient.

Knowing the true identity of the caller is also important because the caller determines the content of the called. The content- the ability, grace, value- that you carry is determined by the One who has called you.

When God is involved, your location and other logistics are unimportant. You will prosper in a desert when He is involved.

Judg 6:12

And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.

God is looking for a mighty man of ‘something’; be it of courage, wealth, knowledge, power, wisdom, innovation...

It does not matter what your present situation is; you need to see yourself as God sees you.

God calls Gideon a mighty man, full of valour- courage.

As a way of comparison, Boaz is called ‘a mighty man of wealth’ (Ruth 2:1).

This was in the same land that Elimelech, his kinsman and Naomi’s husband, left behind for Moab. Today, many are also leaving the truth for fraudulent practices because they claim there is no bread in truth.

And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?

Gideon’s response to the revelation showed that he could not see himself as God did. God had looked into the content of his heart, but he struggled to believe His Word.

When God shows you the content of your life, your reaction does not change the truth- that you have called to save your household, from lack, limitation and oppression.

Isa 53: 1-3

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

The first step to walking in the reality of your calling is to believe the divine report. If God says He has raised you as a pillar in your family, but you are still crawling your way through life, it does not change the truth about the content of your life.

It is up to you to believe the Word He revealed to you- in your dreams or visions, and adjust to the divine reality.

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground:

When you believe His report, and wait on Him to give your life content, the good vision, the good thing He has spoken concerning you will grow and thrive, even on dry land.

You must understand that no one comes to God believing that he knows what it takes to do His work, and prospers. Whoever believes that he can speak, preach, or do business well will rush into things, and rush back out.

However, those who recognise that they do not know, will wait on God and seek His knowledge.

No matter how dry the situation of your life is at the moment, all you need do is wait for God to give your life its true content. Once He does, you will thrive.

he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

The circumstances or place of your birth, your financial history or situation; these are unimportant when God fills you.  

The container may be unattractive, but the content will be too great to be ignored. Those who encounter you will be impacted by the wisdom, power and virtue that you carry.

Brethren, men despise you because they are yet to see the content in you. Therefore, you need to wait for your manufacturer- God- because He determines your content.

Until you wait for Him to speak, you will not know what you carry; and He only speaks by His word.

Eccl 10:10

If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength:

A dull axe was not originally so. It became dull. You, as God’s battle axe, can be made dull by the devil to keep you from succeeding in your assignment. A man, who eats without disciplined restraint or lacks financial discipline, is a dull axe.

Examine your life: where have you become dull?

The House of God is the place where blunt minds are sharpened. You are in church to have your brain, mind and life sharpened and made fit for your journey of success.

but wisdom is profitable to direct...

Wielding a dull axe demands using unnecessarily more time and strength, and this is a distraction.

The journey of success that was destined to take you 3years, if you let God sharpen your mind, could be prolonged otherwise. This means that many Christians stay long in suffering because of the dullness of their hearts.

God will not use a dull mind. Therefore, He will direct you to sharpen your brain and mind for maximum effect.

Isa 49:1-3

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

God gave Isaiah the content of his life from the womb. This was the same man who, once of dull mind, spoke with unclean lips. Now, his mouth has been sharpened for divine use.

God has made you a sharp sword, his weapon here on earth. He prepares you and keeps you in His bag, in preparation of the day when He will bring you forth and wield you against His enemies.

The more polished the weapon, the more glory it brings to God.  

When you allow God to polish your brain, mind, He will be glorified in you. You must therefore deal ruthlessly with the power making your brain, mind, mouth and heart dull.

Heb 5:10-14

Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

God desires to talk to us; to teach us how to succeed even in most drought-like environment and situation, but many cannot hear Him because they have been made dull of hearing.

Brethren, you are called to succeed, to prosper, to excel more than your neighbours... Do not waste time struggling when you have been called to thrive. Seek the LORD; destroy the powers making your mind dull; receive the sharpening Word and prosper.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Father, I hand over my brain, mind, heart and mouth to You.
  • Fire of God, possess my life, to succeed in my assignment.
  • Any evil judgement or spell that makes my mind and brain dull, hear the judgement of the Lord; I uproot and destroy your power over my life.
  • Fire of God, sharpen my heart, brain and mind.

UNDERSTANDING SUPERNATURAL OPERATION : EVERY SUPERNATURAL OPERATION HAS A WAY

29TH MAY, 2016

PASTOR’S CORNER

UNDERSTANDING SUPERNATURAL OPERATION:

EVERY SUPERNATURAL OPERATION HAS A WAY

REFERENCES: PSALMS 37: 7, ISAIAH 32:9-18

 

Every supernatural operation has a way, and depending on the agenda of the operation, it can either be for good or for evil.

 

Ps 37: 7

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

 

The wicked has a way through which he gains access to your life and prospers. Now, God is saying, ‘wait patiently for Me and I will reveal the way of the wicked to you. I will show you the way by which he penetrates your life to frustrate your Christian journey and hinder your blessings...’

 

The devil does by following a 3-step approach:

First, he distracts

Next, he deflates

Then, he destroys

Because, he cannot face a man who is full of power, he works through these steps to get through and prosper against Christians.

 

Isa 32: 9- 18

Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech. Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.

 

This clarion is not to women, but to the Church of Christ. ‘Rise up now!’ is the call, because there are troubled days and years ahead. No one, on seeing the vision of a bleak future- financial, marital or mortal- will sit back and do nothing.  He will begin to work now to change that future. Unfortunately, many cannot see and so, they wait to pray when the trouble has risen.

 

They are called careless because they are careful for the wrong things. Their focus has been hijacked by non essential things. Slowly, but surely, their security- the strength of their life, business, marriage, ministry- is threatened, and they do not know it.

 

The wise are careful to prepare for war in the time of peace. They pray and seek the fire of God every day, because they refuse to allow their harvests to fail.

 

Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins. They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.

 

If you will not lament in the future, if you do not desire to heave deep sighs of regret and remorse, then you must rise up now. Rise up to the challenge and protect your future.

 

At the time of this prophecy, there is abundance and peace, but God is warning that the devil is planning to bring loss, sorrow and war in the future.  

 

Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild assess, a pasture of flocks; until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest

Desolation, losses, sorrow, despair. All these will continue until the power of the Most High is poured on us from on high. Then, your wilderness will become a field that is so fruitful, it can be called a forest.

 

Then judgement shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places

 

It is only then that that peace and security are guaranteed. Your business, ministry, marriage, and health are secure when you are careful to follow this principle and stay focused.

 

A distracted life is deflated. This means that, in the face of danger, he cannot flee or fight. Pleasant things will cease when a Christian is distracted.

 

A wise Christian is careful, focused and always on fire. He is not distracted or complacent because of the peace, abundance and comfort around him, because he knows there is a devil watching, waiting and working to distract, deflate and destroy.

 

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • My Father, I surrender all to You, to stay focused in fulfilling destiny.

  • My soul, I charge you to receive the fresh fire of God that cannot be distracted and deflated.

  • Any power working tirelessly to distract and deflate my life; I destroy you by fire.

  • Supernatural operation, distracting my life to deflate my destiny; I scatter your way and damage your power.

  • Any seed of darkness, waiting to spring up in your life at an appointed time; I destroy you by fire now.

 

UNDERSTANDING SUPERNATURAL OPERATION : THE DEPTH DETERMINES THE STRENGTH

22ND MAY, 2016

PASTOR’S CORNER

UNDERSTANDING SUPERNATURAL OPERATION:

THE DEPTH DETERMINES THE STRENGTH

REFERENCES: PSALMS 107: 23-24, PROVERBS 3: 19-20, EPHESIANS 3:20

 

The deeper you go in the Word and power of God determines your supernatural strength.

 

Ps 107: 23- 24

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep

 

Brethren, if you want to see what God can do, then you must do business in the deep. When you claim to be a Christian but certain evil personality control what goes on in your household and environment; when you pray and do not get the desired results, it is because your words are weak and a sign that you are yet to work in the deep.

 

You want to see the display of supernatural operation in the kingdom of God; you want to see what is going on far away from you; you want your career and business to become a standard in the world; you want to behold the works of the  Lord; you want to leave a divinely- backed legacy; then it is time to take God seriously and do the business of studying the Word, praying and walking in the Spirit, in the deep.

 

The devil does not want Christians to go deep because he knows that, once they do, the power of God will manifest. That is why many Christians go seeking powers in the kingdom of darkness. Yet, in that kingdom, its agents move from level to level so that they can behold the lying wonders of the devil!

 

How then do we get to the deep?

 

Pro 3: 19-20  

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

 

The depths are stubborn. That depth that tells you that no one can go beyond a certain level until they submit to a certain personality; the depth that limits you financially and otherwise; they can only be broken up by the knowledge of God.

 

Now this is not the knowledge of ‘for God so loved the world’. Rather, you need to have the right knowledge to break up the depths.

 

Not only will the depths break according to your level of knowledge, what you receive from heaven is also proportional to the knowledge you have.

 

Bottom line: the greater your level of the knowledge of God, the deeper you go;

the deeper you go, the more the heavens will release to you.

 

Eph 3: 20

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us

 

If God is able to do above what we ask from Him, and abundantly too, then why does He not do so? It is because it is tangent on the level of His power at work within us. This means that what you have determines what He gives to you.

 

In the same vein, the enemy operates by locating the evil power working within a person, household or environment. If the work of the enemy must be stopped, then someone must put an end to every evil power working within. Until then, even the righteous will suffer because of that evil. Ahimelech died because of the curse at work within his household, in spite of his righteousness (I Sam 22: 18)

 

Brethren, what is in you determine what God is able to do in you and to you. This means that you need to dig deep in the knowledge of God so that you can break every evil depth, set a new standard, and receive all that God is able to give you.

 

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • My soul, receive the fresh fire of God to break up the depths.

  • Any power stopping me at this level; I break you by fire.

  • You wicked power working within my family against my life; I damage your power by fire.

UNDERSTANDING SUPERNATURAL OPERATION : BORN INTO A NEW REALM

8TH MAY, 2016

PASTOR’S CORNER

UNDERSTANDING SUPERNATURAL OPERATION

BORN INTO A NEW REALM

REFERENCES: ROMANS 1: 3-4, I PETER 1: 3, ACTS 2: 23-24

Understanding spiritual operations demands that one be born into a new realm. It is similar to the journey of a child into the world. In the womb, he is fed, kept warm and protected by the mother. However, at the appointed time of his birth, things change for mother and child. The mother must go through the pain of labour, suffer the loss of blood and the discomfort that heralds a change of level.

As for the baby, once he is brought forth, no amount of bawling will get him back into mother’s cosy womb. Rather, he has to grow in the new realm: first, he feeds from his mother and is cared for by her, but he must eventually be weaned until he stands on his own.

In the same way, many Christians still live (at different trimesters) in the womb of their spiritual leaders- they are still unborn. However the time has come to be born into the new realm.

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

Here we behold a controversy and its resolution. On one side, stands God and He is saying ‘Jesus is my Son’. However, because He was born to the house of David, the people made Him ‘the son of David’. He even answered that name for a while.

In order to put an end to the controversy, it was therefore necessary for God to declare the original identity of Christ, by His power. To do this, He walked into Jesus’ tomb and raised Him from the dead. So, although He died like David, He arose from the dead to show to all that He was truly the Son of God.

Many Christians have also been called names that negate their original destiny; some have been buried by the mess that has covered everyone in their family. It is however time to arise from that grave and prove that you are indeed different.

It is important to be born into this realm where your Christianity is associated with overcoming all that has defeated others, because there are many in your family who are watching and waiting to follow you to Christ.

I Pet 1: 3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

Remember this Peter, who went back fishing after the death of Christ. He could not see the Lord at the sepulchre, or believe He was risen, in spite of Mary’s testimony. But when Christ sought him out again, and he handled Him, he was reborn and his hope came alive again.

Like Peter, many Christians need to reborn again. When you cannot see the power of God, it is easy for you to conclude that His power is dead. What you need is proof that He is still the God who has the final say.

Once you resurrect from the ancestral powers that have kept everybody down, the hope of those around you will come alive.

Acts 2: 23-24

Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held of it

Wicked hands took and killed Jesus. Then, death took Him and bound Him with pains. For God to raise Him from the dead, He had to loose Him from the pain. Now, God could do so because He already knew that it was impossible for death to continue to hold Christ captive.

God allows things to happen so that He can make your family through you. However, for that to happen, you need to come up to realm where you will be able to bear them in your bosom and bring them forth. You must also understand that it is not possible for that situation to hold you bound perpetually, because you a carrier of the anointing.

Do not waste your time on the wicked hands that brought you to the grave; concern yourself with destroying the pain of death and being born into a new realm.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Fire of God, I hand over my life to you. Take over my life.

  • Every wrong declaration over my life, scatter.

  • Any power of the devil has taken hold of my life; I destroy your hold by fire now.

UNDERSTANDING SUPERNATURAL OPERATION : ACKNOWLEDGING SUPERNATURAL OPERATION

1ST MAY, 2016

PASTOR’S CORNER

UNDERSTANDING SUPERNATURAL OPERATION

ACKNOWLEDGING SUPERNATURAL OPERATION

REFERENCES: EXODUS 4: 2-5, EXODUS 7:10-12, ACTS 10: 39-42

You need to acknowledge the existence and operation of the supernatural before you can understand it. Seeing the servant of God, and seeing the dead in your dreams, are both supernatural operations. However, while the former is divine, the latter is not.

Ex 4: 2- 4

And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. And He said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand.

When Moses encountered God in the bush, he had a dry rod in his hand. At the Lord’s command, he dropped it on the ground, and it became a snake. Moses’ immediate reaction at this supernatural display was to flee.

Like Moses, whatever makes you run in your dream is a supernatural operation.

When he took the snake by the tail, it became a rod again. So, while he held a dry rod in his hand, within it dwelt a living snake. Brethren, there could be a human personality living in the walls of your home; or a spirit under your bed.

Ex 7: 10-12

And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

Moses and Aaron, at the Lord’s command again, went before Pharaoh and Aaron dropped his rod. On their way there, the duo must have assumed that the palace would be awed and fearful of their God after the display. Rather, Pharaoh called on his wise men and sorcerers and they also cast down every man his rod, and their rods also became snakes!

If Moses was the only one on the mountain when his rod became a snake, how then did the magicians of Egypt know to do the same?

Before anyone can perform a spiritual operation, they must have encountered a spirit (Ex 4: 5). While Moses saw and obeyed the Spirit of God, the magicians saw and were instructed by the devil. Just as Christians do, these ‘wise men’ fast, pray and study, and are therefore able to perform spiritual operations as well.

So, while the sight of a rod turning to a snake shocked and scared Moses, these diabolical men were unfazed by it. Instead, they observed what Aaron had done and did the same. However, the superiority of God was manifest when the snake from Aaron’s rod swallowed up those of the magicians.

Acts 10: 39-42

And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree. Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly: Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach unto the people, and testify that it is He...

When the angel appeared to Cornelius, he did not give him the message of salvation; rather he instructed him to send for Peter. This is because Peter was a witness of the Spirit of Christ, by reason of having eaten and drunk with Him after His resurrection, and had received a command to preach Christ.

Moses’ rod became a snake as a witness that he had fellowshipped with God. Likewise, who (or what) you see in your dream is an indicator of the power you are fellowshipping with. When dead people appear in your dream, and you wine and dine with them, they are passing an evil message into your life and making you an unwilling witness of that message.

You owe your destiny the responsibility of casting out every evil message passed into your life and destroy its operations.

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • My soul, it is time to be separated from every ancestral power. Receive the raw fire of God.

  • Any ancestral power showing me evil pictures to operate against me; be wasted by fire.

  • Evil messages passed into my soul, operating in my life, hear the judgement of the Lord; I cast you out by fire.

  • You old message, sent to my soul and operating in my life; I cast you out by fire.

  • Any wicked power, manifesting to me, to operate against me; I conquer you by fire.

  • Holy Ghost, I connect my soul to You.

  • Every load of sorrow packaged against my life; I fire you back.

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