Do not let anyone profit out of your fear, aches, pain, hurt, bondage, and so on! Believe it or not your heartaches is profiting someone! You have to let it go tonight. Let everything that has held you bound go with this season. Its a new day in the morning. Make the best of it!
I was listening to T. D. Jakes “Woman! Thou Hath Loosed” again and felt I should remind someone about it. Your bondage to sin, fear, low self esteem, trauma, and so on is profiting someone and they don’t want you to be loosed. Someone is laying that bed of “not enough”,not worthy”, “still broken”, “poverty stricken” etc so nicely and comfortably looking to entice you and keep you in perpetual bondage. Don’t take the bait!
You have been set free from fear, pain, aches, sickness, lack, trauma, and whatsoever it is that has plagued you! Declare this, ” I am set free by the blood of Jesus – Revelation 12:11″ I am a new creation, old things are gone, I am brand new” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Acts 16:16 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by .fortune-telling. 17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” 18 And this she did for many days.
But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour. 19 But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.
This slave girl under bondage of divination was profiting her master so immensely that when this evil spirit was sent away by Paul, he had to lie about Paul and Silas to get him out of the way – Acts 16:16-24. The wicked ain’t playing, you must not be slack with your destiny!
You must resist the devil and it will flee. Hold unto God’s word for your life. The Scriptures says him/her whom the Son of God has set free is free indeed – John 8:36. Do not subject yourself to bondage again this new year. Take charge of destiny.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Covid 19 has revealed beyond a doubt the evil intention and wickedness of man, the thought of the heart, how murderous it can be.
Revelation 12:15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.
We have seen and heard of those with slight provocation or even without any, intentionally spitting on the face of others, knowing fully well they could be spewing the virus on a more vulnerable person.
We have heard of victims that died as a result of such encounter with the new weapon of mass destruction, a killer, a super spreader, a carrier infected with Covid 19 spitting virus over them.
I wonder if you ever thought of people speaking evil into the lives of others as evil, killers of lives and destinies! The word of God says that life and death is in the power of the tongue – Proverbs 18:21.
Many on a whim spew out curses like rain, pouring out words from the deep seated wickedness, insecurity, pain and hurt in their soul on unsuspecting vessels. Matthew 12:35 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
Others go around dropping venom on every surface, any ears that is accessible, for the detriment of many forgetting that we all will be judged by every careless and evil words we spew out. Matthew 12:36 But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.
Therefore, be careful of that which you feed your soul with as we prepare to walk into this new door of a new year that God in His infinite mercy is opening to and for you and I. Mark 4:24 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued.
Be watchful, stay awake, pay attention, stay conscious of what you hear! Does it bring fear? Doubt? Demean you? Exalt Satan and his agent over Christ Jesus? Does it exalt any human in place of God? Does it convict you of your sins? Does it encourages the good in you? Does it inspire you to live a life that is worthy of your precious salvation? Does it glorify mammon? Does it make excuses for your life of sin? The words you hear and feed yourself on friends, does it strip you of human dignity?
We need to remind ourselves that God spoke the world into being! Words are powerful! Any avenue from which words are spoken to demean, discourage, abuse, and degrade you as a human being is not of God.
The whole purpose of the devil is to strip you naked of the Radiance of God’s Glory, he want to strip you of your identity as a child of God so he can rule over you as god! Satan will take over your mind, your free will subtly with the words he speaks to you. He is a master manipulator, a liar and a good orator! Read the temptation of Jesus Christ in the Books of the Gospels. You must resist the devil and counter his lies with The Word of God today as in this new year!
Flee from every appearances of evil – 1 Thessalonians 5:22. Don’t feed your soul with poison! It will kill ya! Feed your soul with the word of truth. Read the Bible and books that build you up. Edify yourself and others with the scriptures this new year. It shall be well with you and all that is yours in Jesus name. Amen
We overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the words of our testimony – Revelation 12:11.
Friends, some of you are taking stock of this year by days, weeks, and months, for me it has been a decade long. Times and seasons are constant, but you and I, experience it all differently, seasons and times happens to us all differently.
I took stock of the last decade. I am so thankful that I can look back and say thank you Jesus! The Lord was my strength, my all in all, the pillar that holds my life, my shield and high tower that kept me safe and sane.
Thank you Lord for the storms that could not sweep me away, the fire that could not kindle upon me, the pit that could not contain me, the voices that could not prevail over me. And the schemes of the wicked that you Lord frustrated! I bet you also have thanks to give. Go ahead and praise God!
Thank you Savior for the near misses, the broken heart that you healed, the blind eyes that you gave sight, deaf ears that you opened, and the hardened heart that your love turned around and changed to be a heart of flesh.
Knowing the Lord intimately is different from knowing God by what someone says. You need to experience God for yourself! He is near thee! Psalms 145:18
I look back and I am thankful for overcoming all the wiles of the wicked. It is a privilege to be here, looking forward to the glorious next chapter as it unfolds beautifully. I see glorious spectacles like crescendo.
If you can relate in anyway, listen to the lyrics of this music and know that it was, and it is Christ in you and I giving us victory by His blood! We ought to give Him praise like never before in truth and in spirit. The Lord our God is worthy of all praises. Psalms 145:3
Be optimistic of the future friends, it shall be full of wonderful pleasure! You will experience the Lord like never before. You need to stay awake and aware in your spirit man this new months, and years ahead.
Job 14:15 You will call and I will answer you; you will long for the creature your hands have made.16 Surely then you will count my steps but not keep track of my sin. 17 My offenses will be sealed up in a bag; you will cover over my sin.
I bet you have not seen half of what Brother Job saw, and I pray you and I will never ever see it. He was tempted beyond human understanding, yet by grace he stood in faith, unwavering!
So therefore, if the Lord called Job back from the realm of total chaos as was recorded in the scriptures, God will call you out of that dunghill. I mean, He is calling you out now, this very moment.
The Lord remembered His love for you today, He has been watching over your every step anyways. God is not and will not keep track of your many sins. He packed them all and sealed it with the blood of Jesus Christ and sent it off to the land of forgetfulness.
Don’t you dare allow the enemy and those that are threatened by your wakefulness from slumber talk you down to the emotion of guilt, unworthiness, and fear.
You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus – 2 Corinthians 5:21! Say that to the Devil’s face!
The Gospel is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone that believes. Romans 1:16
In this same gospel, the righteousness of God is revealed. This righteousness is a righteousness that is by faith. You cannot earn it in any other way other than by faith. Romans 1:17The righteous will live by faith!
How hard can this truth be? I wonder why it took this long for this truth to permeate my being. I think my belief system conditioned me somehow to erroneously believe that I cannot attain this righteousness.I kept undervaluing what the blood bought for me. How wrong I was! For the Lord by His blood washed and poured His essence into you and I!
You can never, neither can I ever be righteous on our own, even though I do not steal, commit adultery, murder, covet, lie, fornicate, worship idols, or/ and engage in any secret sin, I still cannot attain this righteousness.
Like most of you, anger and pride are always lurking around my every action and reaction. Doubt and unbelief often sneaked in unawares, and when I conquered all these, then a little gossip peeped in, and so on like a rollercoaster I kept struggling against all these little foxes that spoilt the vine – Song of Solomon 2:15.
The Lord Himself by His Holy Spirit searches the hearts of man. Jeremiah 17:10“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” He saw my struggle and sent help to me. He led me to read this truth in His word and He opened my heart to receive it.
The fact is that only faith in Christ Jesus can make you and I righteous, the moment this truth took hold of me and I allowed it room in my heart, then I slowly realized that the things I struggle with gradually dissipated.
I am no longer slave to sin because I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Read from Matthew 25:32-46
We all know the story of Jonathan and David in 1 Samuel 18 where Jonathan, heir to the throne of his father King Saul took a liking to David, a rival of sort, of his father and the throne. Jonathan ultimately died with his father, due to King Saul’s many sins and falling out of favor with Jehovah. David against all odds got to the throne and one faithful day, he remembered Jonathan. King David repaid Jonathan’s kindness to Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s sons – 2 Samuel 9:1-13
What am I implying? The Lord said seed time and harvest time shall never seize as long as the earth remains. Genesis 8:22. Good and evil remains and they both have consequences. The good you do and the bad you do, you will reap.
Christian’s in many denominations are often led incessantly to break curses, generational curses, ancestral curses, and so on that has been in their family due to the sins of their forefathers etc, without balancing it with request for heaven to repay the good that someone from this same lineage, generation past has done for and unto the Lord!
Many of us has store houses of bounties that the Lord want us to access, however, we are busy closing, and shutting the door of an empty room labelled curses that heaven has emptied out at our rebirth and the many times we have applied and pleaded the precious blood of Jesus!
This is where religion, and false preachers have kept many, in perpetual ignorance. Taking you on and off the same route and cycle of these activities and that activity without recourse. No wonder the scriptures says my people perish for lack of knowledge – Hosea 4:6
Friends, Abrahams blessings are yours because you are his seed by faith- Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:7 understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8 The scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”. So also, the blessings of past generation can be yours too.
And you, yourself have labored, you have sown some good seeds in fertile ground, you have fed the Lord, comforted the Lord, and you did clothed the Lord in that sister or brother you covered their nakedness – Please note that the Lord owes no one. He will repay your good deeds. You must however, remind the Lord, not that He forgets, however, you must ask that your reward comes speedily even as this year round up.
God will yet open that store house holding your reward IF you ask. Ask and you shall receive – Matthew 7:7. Psalms 65:11 says, God will crown this year 2020 with His bounty, and your carts will overflow with abundance. Amen
How do you discern who’s voice you are listening to? Any voice that speaks contrary to The Word of God is literarily not of God.
God spoke to Moses in the book of Exodus chapter 20 – (read for clarity), where He gave the Israelites commandments, laws, and principles to live by. In the New Testament, when Jesus was asked the greatest of these commandments by the Pharisees of His days, Jesus responded thus:
Matthew 22: 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments
When you then hear any voice that leads you to hate God or other humans, you should know that, that voice is not of God. Any voice that instruct you to illtreat others, oppress them, oppose, malign or dissociate from anyone under any guise is not of God. Matthew 22:39 says to love others as yourself.
How do you discern whose voice you are listening to? Whose voice are you following? God’s voice or Satan’s?
The voice that encourages acts that produces evidence of the fruits of the spirit as stated in Galatians 5:22 is the voice of God.
Galatians 5:22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Any voice that encourages division, lies – for the devil is the father of lies – John 8:44; – oppression, abandonment, denial of justice, truth, dignity, equality of all men is definitely not of God. Any voice that speaks fear into your heart, unsettles your peace, and encourages wickedness is of Satan
A 16th-century priest named Dom Lorenzo Scupoli wrote, “The devil does his utmost to banish peace from one’s heart, because he knows that God abides in peace and it is in peace that He accomplishes great things.”
1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
John 8: 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”
And God says, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37 &38
The voices that tells you not to speak with another, encourages hate and division, causes disharmony amongst people, abandon cordiality and civility, feed your ego by taking you on ego trips, makes you think you are equal to God and places you as God in the lives of others is of the devil.