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Welcome to The Refiner's Place Ministries.The place where God refines lives. Here, the word of God is laid down in the hearts of men as the wood upon which His fire, the Holy Spirit is ignited. As long as men are continually fed with the Word which is the wood, the fire will continue to burn.

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REFERENCES: LUKE 11: 24, PSALM 119:61, PSALM 2:2-3, MATTHEW 12:28-29

As we round up this teaching for the moment, we look into the mystery of the unreasonable robber.

There is a robber that steals, unreasonably.

The thief steals virtue, strength, blessings from you; you cannot explain how, but you see the effect of that robbery.

When a great man of God falls away, or someone who has been a blessing in the Kingdom, suddenly falls into error; it is a case of unreasonable robbery.

This mystery works both ways.

Whenever the devil puts a man in bondage, he considers the man, and all he has, as his property. Now, when someone rises to set the man free from his captivity, the devil considers him [the deliverer] a robber.


Lk 11:24

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.

The devil called a man his house. And, what do you call someone who forcefully evicts you out of your house?

When you bring a man out of the custody of the devil, consider that you have been tagged a robber by that devil.

The devil does to you, what he does not want you to do to him.

He wants to steal from you, but he does not want the things he steals to be taken back from him.

He steals from you, but he does not want anyone or anything to be taken from him.

Therefore, he will fight with everything around him, to keep what he claims to be his property.

Ps 119: 61

The bands of the wicked have robbed me…

Though the cords of the wicked have enclosed and enslaved me… [AMP]


The devil has bands- cords with which he binds people.

A man who struggles to pray, to sit with the Word and do the work of God, has been bound by the wicked.

When you find that you yawn and sleep when you are before the Word or in the place of prayer, but you suddenly come alive and can vigorously discuss politics or sport, or a telenovela, you have been bound.

The brains, minds and hearts of men have been bound by the devil; and it is for a purpose. He binds in order to steal.

He binds with distractions, ignorance, prayerless-ness, and carnality, in order to steal power, blessings, promotions, profits…


Ps 2: 2-3

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

The devil understands the principle of bands and cords.

Therefore, while he binds men, he does not want to be bound.

This means that he hates lukewarm-ness. He understands that, to be in such a state is to risk being bound, and being stripped of what you have.

When a devil finds himself in bounds, he does not just accept his fate and stay there. No! he calls a meeting, mobilises other devils, and seeks to be free of the bands, placed on him by the anointed of God.

It takes the anointing to bind the devil.

While the devil comes to bind, steal, kill and destroy; you will, by the power of God, bind him, retrieve what he stole, kill and destroy him.

When a man prospers in the midst of the thick darkness in his world, enjoying spiritual, financial, physical, marital, ministerial prosperity; it is because the devil has been bound.

Empty words are a sign of bondage.

There are men, in bands, who are still talking. Yet, they do not enjoy their divinely appointed blessings because a devil has declared it so.

A man who is unbound will declare and go where he lists- desires and plans to go- and no devil will be able to stop him.


Matt 12: 28-29

But If I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? And then he will spoil his house.

This is the principle the devil uses against the children of the Kingdom. Whenever he seeks to steal from a home, household, business… he does not bother with the cold and lukewarm in that environment.

He first binds the strong man of the house- the person who constitutes a threat to his mission.

There is a devil on a mission against you.

If you fail to bind that devil, he will bind you.

You have a responsibility: bind the devil and take back every thing he has stolen from you.



In the name of Jesus,

  • My Father, anoint me with Your raw fire.
  • Raw fire of God, to bind the wicked; possess my life.
  • My life, receive the power and fire of God, that cannot be robbed.
  • Every band of the wicked over my life; thus says the LORD. Scatter by fire!
  • Bands of the wicked over the works of my hands; I scatter and destroy you by fire.
  • Any power on a mission to bind my heart, mind, works, and what belongs to me; you are a liar. I slay you by fire.
  • Any power that wants to put me in bondage; thus says the LORD. I bind you.
  • Any devil on a mission to steal from me; thus says the LORD. I bind you.
  • Every judgement of darkness, to bind me; I bind that judgement by fire.







Everyone is made by God for a purpose.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made for a purpose. Your salvation is for a purpose.

Our understanding of this divine purpose for our lives determines our ability to appreciate God. A man who understands God’s purpose for his life will appreciate Him all the days of his life. Every experience, situation, challenge, test and trial will become an opportunity to appreciate God.

I Pet 2:9-10

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;

God chose you out of so many. He did so for a purpose.

Wherever you are, understand that there is a divine purpose for it. Therefore, you must prayerfully to know the reason for your being there at that time.

Why did He choose? What is that purpose He desires to fulfil through you?

...that ye should shew forth the praises of him...

You are chosen for this purpose: to display the power and praise of God. You are not to showcase your own praise but that of God.

...who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light...

God brought you out of the darkness- He sought you and brought you out of limitation, poverty, fruitlessness, despair and captivity- into His light for this purpose: so that your life will become a testimony of His power, blessings, abundance, fruitfulness and liberty.

Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

While in darkness, you were nobody. You were at the mercy of the evil that kept those in darkness in obscurity. You suffered what they suffered.

Now, however, you are known. Now, you matter. You are now of God, and no longer an ordinary person. Now, in the kingdom of light, you have become a partaker of His mercy.

The purpose of this is so that your presence, marriage, career, business, ministry...will show forth His praises. When you walk in this understanding, your life becomes God’s lapel pin, advertising, displaying God wherever you are.

Isa 43:21-24

This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

God formed you for His praise. Your beauty, riches, marriage, achievements, blessings; these are all given to you so that through them, you will showcase God.

God does not make mistakes. There is a purpose for everything He has done, and given to you. Therefore, when you perceive that things are not working according to divine purpose in your life, be quick to identify and stop the enemy at work.

But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel. Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense. Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

Unfortunately, when purpose is not understood, abuse is inevitable, and destiny is frustrated. This is why many, in their ignorance use God’s gifts against Him. His gifts have become their reason for disregarding God...

Beauty becomes the excuse for immorality; money, achievements and power generate pride. Marriages fall apart because the reality of divine purpose is missing.

Christians fail to call on God; they fail to serve and bless Him with their substance and fellowship. Men find various ways to wriggle out of serving God with their time, money and love. In doing so, God is made tired, burdened by the weakening force of their sins and iniquities.

His desire to walk and work in our lives, marriages, businesses, careers and ministries is frustrated because He is wearied. Sin curbs His ability to serve in our lives.

God is saying, ‘I want to work in your marriage, business, personal life, and your generation, but your failure to praise Me- to serve Me with all I have blessed you with- because you do not appreciate the purpose for which I formed you, is frustrating my divine agenda’

The question ‘why?’ arises. Why is it that those chosen by God fail to do what He has called them to do?

II Thess 2:3-4

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

The importance of this question is revealed when we realise this: whenever a man fails to do what God has called him to do, he gives the devil an invitation to work evil in his life.

The evil day will not come until there is a falling away. Until a man falls away from the purpose of God, the enemy will not appear. Whenever you experience the revealing of the man of sin- the devil- in any area of your life, do not waste time complaining and bemoaning your fate. You will do well to check your life and ask: how have I rebelled against God?

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Even the devil appears for a purpose. His presence is to oppose divine purpose and establish his own evil purpose in your life.

It is crucial that every Christian

Any Christian who walks without the understanding of divine purpose will give satan...

You are called out of your household to become the destruction of destruction. You are where you are for an assignment.

When you fail to carry out this assignment, you defeat and disappoint divine purpose, giving satan a place to gloat and claim the place of God in your world.

The enemy takes advantage of your falling away to come in and take over. He keeps you away from the worship and service of God. Then, you struggle to pray, fast, serve, and fellowship with God, because the one who opposes God has come to you.

You suddenly find it difficult to see any good that God has done, but you can list all that He has not done. You love for Him grows cold, because the one who seeks to exalt himself in the place of God has come to you.

You no longer desire the things of God, because there is a devil sitting in the temple of your life. That devil shows himself as god over your life because he has discovered a place in you, made available by your falling away.

Brethren, the time has come for you to resist the evil day.

Destroy every evil day that has already come upon your life.

Walk in this understanding of God’s purpose for your life; and show forth the praise of God in everywhere you are divinely located.

Give no room to the evil day in your life


In the name of Jesus,

  • Higher power of God, to destroy every opposition in my life; possess me now.
  • Fire of God, to show forth the praises of God; possess me now.
  • Any evil day waiting to come upon me, I conquer you by fire.
  • Any destruction waiting for me and my household; I destroy you by fire.
  • Every evil conspiracy to make me fall away; I frustrate you by fire.
  • Any power showing himself as god in my life; I destroy you by fire now.







In the corporate world, compensations-financial increment and awards- are based on evaluations. In the same vein, our appreciation of God is enhanced by our evaluation of all that He has done for us.

I Cor 3: 16-17

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

God dwells in you. You are the temple of God, and He will destroy every defiler of His holy place.

Rom 12: 1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

You need God to worship God.

When you understand that God lives in you, you have a responsibility to appreciate Him by presenting your body to Him as a living sacrifice. This is your true and proper worship to Him.

This means that, when you know that God is in you, you will also appreciate Him. When you know that He lives in your business, marriage, career... and that He is the source of every good thing you have, you will compensate Him in appreciation.

II Sam 7:1- 16

And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies; That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.

Have you ever considered how far God has brought you? Do you consider all that He has delivered you from, and all that He has blessed you with?

David did.

See now...

Once I was a shepherd boy but, see now, I am a king.

Once I was a fugitive and outlaw, but see now, I live in a house of cedars.

Once, I had no rest but, see now, I have rest.

As he evaluated the journey of his life, he realised all that God had for him. Therefore, he sought to compensate God.

Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar?

Since the time God led Israel from Egypt, He had no rest. His ark was placed in tents and tabernacles.

Now, David was proposing to give Him rest. His evaluation of God’s impact in his life made him decide to do for God what no one had considered doing- giving Him rest.

May God find rest in your life- in your body, marriage, business and ministry.

The power of God is driven to and fro in your life because you have not properly evaluated all that He has done for you. When you consider that He has given you rest- blessing you in every way, in spite of the enemy’s expectations, His presence, power, and fire will be stable in your life.

You will seek to fill needs in His house that others do not consider, because He has done you well in that area.

Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.

God is saying, ‘your decision to do this for Me is because of all I did for you.’

God knows that our willingness to appreciate and compensate Him is determined by how well we have evaluated His good deeds in our lives.

Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime

Whenever you compensate God for what He has done for you, He will give you more reasons to appreciate Him.

Up till this point, the children of wickedness had afflicted Israel with instability.

Now, God is saying, ‘I will plant my people. I will them make them stable. They will no longer experience fluctuation- be tossed to and fro- in character, their prayer life, in their fellowship with God.

And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house. And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

David appreciated and compensated God for giving him rest. Now, God was going further.

God had given him a house; now He was making him a house.

God had made him king; now He was establishing his kingdom.

God had given him rest; now He was establishing his rest.

God had made him ruler over His people; now He had established His people.

By compensating God, he set himself up for establishment of his house, kingdom and people.

No one can out give God. You cannot out compensate God. Every step you take towards compensating Him will turn around in your favour. He will compensate you by establishing you in that area in which you have appreciated Him.

If you desire establishment in your body, marriage, business, or career, the arithmetic is simple: evaluate the goodness of God in your life and compensate Him.

Prepare a place of rest for God in your life and He will establish you.


In the name of Jesus,

  • My Father, establish Your power in my life.
  • Any wicked power making my life unstable; I destroy you by fire.
  • Any voice speaking against the establishment of my life; I silence you by fire.
  • You enemy of my establishment; be wasted by fire now.







I Chr 13:1-4

And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader. And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us: And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul. And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

David had a God-inspired desire. He wanted to bring the Ark of the Covenant into the house of God. While under the leadership of Saul, he had observed that his master made decisions by human reasoning, with no regard for God.

He however desired to do things differently. He understood that he had no power of his own, and was not going to rule the people of God without God.

However, he missed it in one aspect. In his zeal to bring in the ark, he sought the counsel of men.

Whatever is of God must be handled His way. You consult Him first about His work. By consulting men first, the king did the right thing the wrong way.

I Chr 15:1-3

And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever. And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it.

At this point, Uzzah had died. This was a repercussion of David’s error. However, although David was displeased with the LORD  because of the death (I Chr 13:10-12), he did not lose focus. His original desire and intent, to be able to inquire of the LORD (Ps 27:4), was not shaken by the tragedy.

David was a mighty man; he started his military career by killing a giant. Yet, he acknowledged that his strength would fail him.

It is a good thing to study books on how to deal with various areas of life. However, it is crucial to understand that the wisdom of man is not the strength of a Christian; when you depend on your mental capacity, you will fail.

Instead of giving up, David asked the right question: How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?

He asked the question, and received the answer; and he acted according to divine counsel. He acknowledged that the ark should only be carried by the Levites- the priests.

The idea of bearing the ark on a cart was borrowed from the world, as represented by the Philistines. They were the ones who placed the ark on a cart while returning back to Israel. (I Sam 6)

Today, Google has become the cart on which the shepherds of God’s people place His ark. They seek content and ideas on how to lead and serve the flock from the world. As long as they carry out God’s assignment that way, they cannot bring Him or Him into the House; and consequences will be tragic.

If you desire to bring God into your life, marriage, business, ministry and world, follow up your zeal with divine counsel. You need the priest- God’s chosen vessel for the task.

However, even before he had sought to bring in the ark, David had already prepared a place for it. Many Christians desire the power of God, but have not bothered to prepare for Him.

II Sam 6:13-23

When your heart is right with God, you must also learn His ways- learn to do the right thing the right way.

God could not allow the ark to get to David on a cart because that would have legitimised the system of the world.

If like David, you have also missed it, in a zealous bid to do something for God, it is very important to understand that this is not a condemnation.

Every man, elevated by God, has missed it in one way or the other in his journey with God. Therefore, no one can glory in himself.

Also, when you yield to God and seek His way, He will turn your mess into a miracle.

It was in the process of correcting his mess and doing things God’s way, that David discovered his priestly office. His mistake became a miracle.

And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings. And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.

And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. So all the people departed every one to his house.

As a priest, he offered sacrifices to the LORD, and bearing the blessing of God into the house of God, he blessed His people. Not only that, he fed a multitude with bread, flesh and wine (does the miracle of five loaves and two fishes come to mind?)

Sadly, one person was not part of the celebrations.

And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart. Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!

Michal saw her husband dancing before the ark, and despised him in her heart.

While the celebration was going on, she was missing.

Not only did she did not join in the celebration, when he came into his household, in the capacity of a priest, to bless her and his house, she met him. She approached him and made her disdain verbally known.

Consider Michal.

When Saul refused to give Merab to David, the bible says Michal loved him.

When her father sought to kill David, she risked her father’s wrath, and her life, to save him.

Yet, on the day when the mercy of God was available, she was missing.

When His mercy sought her out in her own home, she despised the messenger.

Why did she behave so? The answer is found in the Word

...Michal the daughter of Saul...

There was something in her foundation that contended with her blessing.

Brethren, whatever keeps you away from the presence of God is working against your divine appointment with His mercy and blessings. Be sensitive; there is something in your foundation fighting to keep you from receiving, and bringing mercy into your household.

When you find yourself speaking in despiteful tones to the man or woman in your life, who stands as priest, praying and seeking the face of God on behalf of your household, beware also; there is a devil at work.

Michal did not understand this mystery, and on the day of her blessing, she misbehaved.

And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD. And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour.

Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

Michal was not the first member of her family to be connected to David.

Jonathan was the first, but he went after his father and died in battle with him.

Merab was promised to David, but Saul went back on his word.

Then there was Michal. And she missed it.

God’s mercy had departed from Saul’s household. Therefore, God kept connecting members of that family to David in order to make one of them a partaker of divine mercy.

It was not until Mephibosheth that the divine agenda was realised, and that was no small feat for the lame man.

Look into your life. What is that evil, working against your household, which is hell bent on keeping you away from God’s presence? What is that voice that is fighting to disconnect you from your divine source of mercy?

Consider the state of your inner man. Prepare a place for God. Seek to know ‘how’ to bring Him in. Fight to remain connected to your priest. Deal with the foundational enemy of your mercy.


In the name of Jesus,

  • My Father, I humble myself before You.
  • My life, your time has come to obtain mercy. Receive the power to get the mercy of God.
  • My life, receive the mercy of God to do it well again.
  • Mercy shall be my portion forever. Therefore any judgement against my household, contesting with my appointed mercy and blessing; I conquer and destroy you by fire.


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