Tuesday 24 June 2014

Take it by FORCE - The Season of SPIRITUAL WARFARE


Half of 2014 is almost done and dusted! This in itself calls for thanksgiving. However, given the spate of unimaginable incidence already experienced this year, I consider this season, a good opportunity also, for personal reflection and examination of our goals and plans to enable us re-apply ourselves to those things which are important and critical for the Now. There is an urgency in the spirit. David said in Psalms 90:12, "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."

Please step back and ponder! Consider deeply and wonder! What is going on? The more I reflect, the stronger the conviction that we are indeed in a war zone spiritually. Man will always find a reason for whatever pattern of events, but the real truth is that the enemy is out with a total war strategy against the things of the kingdom. This series is therefore designed with strong conviction that victory, complete restoration is available for God's  people.

The hour is now to fight the good fight and take back all the good things that the enemy had stolen, broken, destroyed, confiscated and manipulated during the period of our spiritual slumber and carelessly. To do otherwise is suicidal.

Part 1 - Understanding the Warfare SW 101

Definition of terms:
What is Warfare?
1. An active struggle between two competing entities. Spiritual warfare is therefore, invisible, but active struggle between the forces of righteousness and evil.

2.Engagement in or the activities involved in war or conflict. It means to fight, combat, conflict, armed conflict, struggle, military action, hostilities, bloodshed, battles, skirmishes, battles, campaigning, passage of/at arms, strife, hostility, enmity, antagonism, discord.
This is the reality of modern day warfare. Spiritual warfare is and should never be treated with kid gloves.

Force - force is a push or pull upon an object resulting from the object's interaction with another object. Whenever there is an interaction between two objects. It connotes making a way through or into (by physical strength), break open by force.

Synonyms for FORCE are: break open, burst open, knock down, smash down, kick in, extract, elicit, exact, extort, wrest, wring, drag, screw, squeeze...

Kindly however note that the FORCE here is spiritual and not physical. Zech 4:6.

One of the biblical introduction of spiritual FORCE is contained in Matt11:11-12 "Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. (KJV)". Dear reader, spiritual warfare is real! I want to share with you some basic truths about this warfare.

8 basic truths about spiritual warfare:
1. We operate in a world that is constantly undergoing spiritual warfare. Whether you are a Christian or not, the spiritual warfare is constantly on. Gen 3:15.

Do you know that Satan's sole goal is to hinder our relationship with God. He is a deceiver. He twists and turns things just like when he encountered Eve in the garden…"Did God really say…?" (Gen. 3:1) In our world today, it doesn't take much for our focus to get diverted.

2. That you are not aware of the spiritual warfare around you does not in any way shield you from the consequences of the warfare going on. 1 Pet 5:8 enjoins you to 'Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. Christians cannot afford to be spiritually unaware of the undergoing spiritual warfare.

3. The spiritual controls the physical. This is a common saying. I'm not sure many takes this seriously though. Satan will have victory in our lives when we do not stand firm in whom we are in Jesus Christ. Therefore, it is essential that we are firmly rooted in God's Word. "For we are not unaware of his schemes." (2 Cor. 2:11).  Because the battles in our physical lives are rooted in the spiritual realm, we must address them on the spiritual level.

4. Spiritual warfare affects everyone. In fact, the day we become committed and accepts Christ as Lord and Saviour, we are already involved in spiritual warfare. There is no place you can escape from this warfare. There are no "safe zones" or "secure bunkers" where you can hide. Maybe the thought just crossed your mind...if there are no safe zones for believers, maybe it's better off not to be a believer. Please read 1 Pet 4:18.

5. The strategy of the kingdom of darkness is to keep believers in darkness, make believers unaware of the spiritual warfare around them in order to continue to negatively affect the well being of the body of Christ. Zech 1:17-18.

6. The objective of the devil in constantly engaging in spiritual warfare against believers remains to steal, to kill and to destroy - in every ramifications. Whatever that is good and meant for the believers - the enemy wants to destroy. John 10:10a.

7. God made solid provision for your victory over all forms of spiritual warfare. You have victory through your association - believe, salvation and constantly walking with the Lord. You have victory in Jesus. John 10:10b. Jesus said, I have come, that you may have life, and have life to the fullest...this indeed is encouraging and assuring,

Do you know that Jesus sincerely had you covered from the enemy's attack. Jesus completely and perfectly negotiated your victory at Gethsemane over the devil and it's evil schemes. Are you aware of this? In John 18: 1-9...

Verses 4-9 "Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground. Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none. (John 18:4-9 KJV).

I don't know what the enemy is currently throwing at you, (your marriage, your career, your health, your finances, your peace, your self esteem, etc) right now, the truth is, he has no right to do so. Jesus emphatically told the devil - take me and let these go their way. As a believer, you are also a disciple. You were a part of that negotiation at Gethsemane. Therefore, I speak authoritatively in the Name of Jesus, oh you forces of darkness operating over this reader with an intention to plug away from divine destiny and purpose, loose your hold right now in Jesus Name, Amen!!!

Hos 4:6 says 'God's people are continuously cheated on account of poor knowledge and understanding of their position. In Christ Jesus'. From today, there is no more excuse. It's time to take your place in Christ Jesus as a victor. Jesus did it at Gethsemane and that victory is still in force until the end of age. You have a duty to arise and enforce it. 1 Sam 30:1-8. The kingship of David would have been terminated, because his soldiers could have killed him if not that he found inner strength, encouraged himself in the Lord and overcame their evil intentions. It's your time to overcome also.

8. In every battle, there are five reasons why people are easily defeated because:
1. They are unaware of the battle.
2. They are ill prepared.
3. They are well prepared but ran out of ammunition
4.  They are fully prepared, but something got lost in the process of warfare.
5.  They were asleep in the time of war. Matt 13:25

I want you to pray earnestly this week. Every element of sleep, slumber, error of omission, carelessness, designed to make me loose my blessings, I come against you by fire in Jesus Name.

Earnestly pray to be spiritually conscious of the victories perfected for you in Christ Jesus. You are more than conquerors through Christ that strengthens you.

In conclusion, beloved, you have been exposed to your positional location in Jesus. The time has come to arise and take your rightful place and operate as a victor.  No matter the schemes from hell, God said I should remind you "in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (Romans 8:37 KJV)"

Make bold these declarations:
I am a chosen generation, and a victor in Christ Jesus.
I have complete victory over all the forces and activities of darkness.
My life is hid in Christ Jesus.
No weapon that is fashioned against me shall prosper.
I appropriate my position in Christ Jesus today, this week and going forward, devil, get off my way! You have permanently lost the battle over my life, my destiny, my present and my future.
My family is secured and safe from your manipulations.
Christ has set us free and we are free indeed!!!!
Halleluyah!!! John 8:32, 36.

Have a blessed week everyone....

Shalom & Mega Blessings,

From the Desk of;
Pastor in the House

Saturday 7 June 2014

Help Is On The Way

  1. Praise him because help is on the way
  2. I am willing  and obedient please help me
  3. Father, from the east from the west, from the north, from the south, from heaven above, send help to my family
  4. Father, you made me, repair whatever needs repair in my body, and change what has to be changed to make me whole
  5. Father, arise for me and take away every evil force oppressing me and my family once and for all
  6. Father, don’t let me ever know failure again
  7. Father, let poverty of any type become a stranger to my family
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Monday 2 June 2014

Lift Up Your Heads RiDS 01062014

Lift Up Your Heads - June 2014 Edition

Glad to be back in Jesus Name!

"Your month of Overwhelming Blessings"

Beloved, you are reading this because you are blessed and God thinks highly of you. Notwithstanding what you are feeling on going through, and whatever the people around you choose to label or describe you as - I have come by the spirit of the Lord to announce to you that God, Jehovah Elohim thinks highly about you. Jer 29:11.

In Numbers 22:1-7, there is a profound story of God's people as they journey through on their way to the promised land. May I quickly prophesy over you that your journey through June 2014 shall be full of testimonies and good success in Jesus Name.

In verse 1 of the above scripture, the bible says 'the children of Israel moved (forward) and camped in the plains of Moab on this side of Jericho by Jordan' . I have come to announce to you this is your time to move forward. You have camped too long on the same spot...arise and move upward. Duet 2:2-3. Because Israel moved forward, it means at least four things for you:

1. Heaven has decreed it - it's your time to move forward this month.
2. The host of Heaven has been released to empower you to move forward.
3. The yokes and barriers to progression and speed has been cut loosed
4. The power of stagnation has been destroyed.

Beloved, once has God spoken, twice have I heard - it's your time to progress. The forces of stagnation and retardation are broken in Jesus Name. Let's somebody shout it and speak forth - I am unstoppable in Jesus Name, Selah!!!

In verses 2 - 4, The Lord then exposed to us the activities at the gates. Remember the gates represents the operation of the power of darkness and spiritual wickedness in the high places.  The Lord revealed to us the agenda of the King of Moab  - a type of the gates spoken about in Psalm 24:7.... Lift up your heads, on ye gates.....that the King of Glory may come in.

To lift up means to raise, elevate, open up, make way, remove the obstacle... This month, the Lord has issued a command unto the powers at the gates of the month of June on your behalf - shift!!! I command an atmospheric shift over you. Every evil cloud over you shift. I speak to negative mindset - shift in Jesus Name, Amen.

Back to Balak,
The King of Moab did four things:
a. He considered the report of Israel's exploits of the past.
b. The picture he saw produced fear and dread
c. He projected, estimated and fast forward to their new levels of victory
d. And he concluded the people must be stopped before they overran him and his people.

Wisdom Key:
1. You are bigger than what or who you think you are. I don't care what your bosses have been saying about your ability - you have an unction from the holy one and you can do all things. All that is required is to draw grace from above.
2. Begin to see yourself in the eyes of faith and stop evaluating yourself by the intimidating words and actions of the Balaks and Goliaths around you.
3. Where you are is not your ultimate, see new levels, profess new levels, act new levels and attain new levels in Jesus Name.

True to the operations of the gates, in verses 4 - 6, Balak acted swiftly to frustrate the coming glory and victory of Israel. He hired Balaam (a sorcerer, a white witch) to curse Israel - the people of God. Don't be surprise of the activities at the gates. God revealed to us in Job the operations of the devil - goeth to and from the surface of the earth, seeking whom to destroy or pull down. Beloved, be rest assured, Proverbs 11:21  says - though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished. All  form of wickedness proposed against you in the month of June are judged now in Jesus name. None will see the light of day because the Lord is your shield and guide. You are safe and secure from troubles.

However, Balaam declared he could only speak only what God told him and in the end blessed Israel 3 times (Num 24:10)

I prophesy, in Jesus Name, hands join in hands, every evil alliance over your life this month shall fail.
Evil alliance over your destiny, will summersault and be destroyed
Evil alliance over your marriage, be frustrated
Evil agenda over your children are broken
Evil agenda over your fruitfulness consumed by fire
Evil agenda over your marital bliss will not manifest
Evil agenda over your peace are destroyed.
Evil alliances over Nigeria shall be consumed by fire.
Evil alliance over our Chibok girls shall fail.

Let's wrap up with insights from the response of Balaam to Balak.

He declared unto Balak in Numbers 23:19, 20
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

I will like you to ponder and read these 2 verses over and over again.....
Beloved, can you see who you are in Christ?
Can you hear the white witch's declaration to Balak?

No white or red witch, sorcerer, evil forces, demons or star gazers can touch you this month in Jesus Name. Balak earlier testified about the potency of Balaam's sorcerer by saying whosever you bless is blessed and whoever you curse is cursed but over Israel, Balaam was powerless.

I have come to declare to you no Balaam can curse you.
You are blessed.
You cannot be cursed.
God has commanded blessings.

I deliberately tagged this message "your month of Overwhelming blessings therefore because I heard it in my spirit that you are blessed and no one can curse you.

No one can curse your children
No weapon that is fashioned against you shall prosper
You hands are blessed
Your marriage blessed
Your business blessed
Your work with God blessed
Your thoughts are blessed
Your services are blessed
Your going out blessed; your coming in blessed; your laying down blessed; your waking up blessed; in all your endeavors this month - you are blessed.

Dear reader, I implore you, every day of this month - operate from your position of blessings because whoever God has blessed is blessed, He cannot be cursed.

In conclusion, if God be for us, who can be against us? Rom 8:31.  May I submit to you that the only one who can stop you this month is YOU. Consider your ways, wherever you need to make amendments, please do. If you are reading this and have not invited Jesus into your life as Lord and Saviour, please pray this prayer with me...

Lord Jesus, I submit & surrender my life to you, come into my life, save me & forgive me all my sins. Wash me clean with your blood. Please write my name in the book of life. Amen in Jesus Name.

Finally, please boldly make this prophetic declaration:
This month, I am sober but very vigilant against the adversary walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: I resist the adversary stedfastly in faith and I possess my absolute victory,  Oh God of all grace, I thank you for all I have been through up to May 2014, now arise, please make me perfect, stablish me strengthen & settle me, my household, the church of God and Nigeria in Jesus Name. Amen.

I trust you have been blessed and your blessings shall be overwhelming this month in Jesus Name, Amen.

Shalom & Mega Blessings,

From the Desk of;
Pastor in the House