Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow. He has kept you alive till today in good times and not so good times. You have been through storms, flood, trials, tribulations and you are still here with hope and grace to go on. You are blessed more than you can ever imagine.
Today is a new day, a new dawn for the miraculous to manifest in all areas of your life. The unconditional love of the creator of the whole universe is wrapped round you. Can you feel God’s arm round about you, his gaze upon your face lighting you up and warming your heart. The light of God’s countenance overshadowing you.
I am amazed by the depth of your love oh Lord! Be magnified in the lives of your people.Let your glory fill our hearts today oh Lord. Let us offer unto you Lord a sacrifice of thanksgiving from a truly grateful heart.
So the five men left and came to Laish, where they saw that the people were living in safety, like the Sidonians, at peace and secure. And since their land lacked nothing, they were prosperous. Also, they lived a long way from the Sidonian and had no relationship with anyone else.
8 When they returned to Zorah and Eshtaol, their fellow Danites asked them, “How did you find things?”
9 They answered, “Come on, let’s attack them! We have seen the land, and it is very good. Aren’t you going to do something? Don’t hesitate to go there and take it over. 10 When you get there, you will find an unsuspecting people and a spacious land that God has put into your hands, a land that lacks nothing whatever”………………..
26 So the Danites went their way, and Micah, seeing that they were too strong for him, turned around and went back home.
27 Then they took what Micah had made, and his priest, and went on to Laish, against a people at peace and secure. They attacked them with the sword and burned down their city. 28 There was no one to rescue them because they lived a long way from Sidonite and had no relationship with anyone else. The city was in a valley near Beth Rehob.
The Danites rebuilt the city and settled there. 29 They named it Dan after their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel—though the city used to be called Laish. 30 There the Danites set up for themselves the idol, and Jonathan son of Gershom, the son of Moses, and his sons were priests for the tribe of Dan until the time of the captivity of the land. 31 They continued to use the idol Micah had made, all the time the house of God was in Shiloh.
The Church, the body of Christ have been living in safety, at peace and secure. We have been dull of hearing, insensitive to the times we are in like the people of Laish. We are not playing defense, nor attack. The Church is complacent, safely playing Church, when we should be in the attack mode, to uproot and to destroy every works of wickedness around us.
The Holy Spirit is not having its expression in our midst as He should because of the state of our hearts, the temperature of our gathering. Unlike times gone by, this generation have been laid back, living in so called peace and prosperity without so much a mention of miracles recorded in the Scriptures. There is evil all around us pointing to woes unleashed by the wicked one. Christians are been persecuted at home and abroad, there is chaos all over the world, no continent and countries without its share of tumult. The world and all its woes is gradually creeping in to pollute the Church.
So many are in a cocoon of ignorance and are not even aware of the spiritual famine all around. The state of our spirituality is at best lukewarm and we know it not. May the Holy Spirit not leave us, may we not grieve Him to the point of leaving us. Iron sharpens iron, however some have kept away from all, ignorant of the treasure embedded in maintaining contact with one another and the Holy Spirit. Others have embraced all and are lost to the world. There is fear of rejection, of been taken advantage of or sheer deception but none can compare to the immerse positive outcome of right communion at the feet of the Most High God.
Now is the time for the Church as a body and individuals to set aside every encumbrance and arise and shine, to let the light of God shine through us to the dark places in the world, bringing salvation to sinners, hope to the hopeless, joy to the heartbroken, and prepare the way for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be glory, honor and adoration world without end. Amen
John 1:1 In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The Word created everything that has been created and will be created. Everything that is came out and is coming out of that which was created in the beginning. Everything created, every element, stars, the moon, sun, plant, animals everything must of necessity cooperate with your God given destiny. It is written that all things work well for the good of those whose trust is in the Lord (Romans 8:28). You are not your own, to God you belong, therefore, all creation, experiences, occurrence are and will work together for your good.
Everything that was and will ever be, came into been by the Word, which was with God, was made flesh, dwells among us, died for your sins, redeeming you from the curse of the Law (John 1:1-5). This means then, that in the coven of witches, wizard, occult, and wickedness, whatever is been conjured, put together or spoken against you, having been originally created by God through Jesus Christ, will not work against you. As a believer, Holy Spirit filled and abiding in the word, Christ dwells in you by the Holy Spirit, therefore, the weapon of wickedness will not prosper in your life and destiny.
All creation, all element must cooperate with your destiny, which is in Christ Jesus. For you were crucified with Christ Jesus, nevertheless, you live, yet not you that lives, but Christ that lives in you. The life that you live now, you live by faith in the son of God, who loved you and gave himself for you (Galatians 2:20).
Nothing put together, spoken or pronounced against you and yours by the wicked one will prosper in Jesus mighty name. You have to rise up and condemn every tongue that rises up in judgement over you and yours, this is your heritage in Christ Jesus (Isaiah 54:17) You have been blessed by the Most High God, Almighty, all knowing, only wise God. You cannot be cursed. Every evil pronouncement against the plan and purpose of God for your life shall not stand.
2 Corinthians 1: 20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
For better understanding, please read the whole of the chapter.
24 “For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you. 30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. 32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel!
33 ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. 34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. 35 They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.” 36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the Lord have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.’
37 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Once again I will yield to Israel’s plea and do this for them: I will make their people as numerous as sheep, 38 as numerous as the flocks for offerings at Jerusalem during her appointed festivals. So will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the Lord”.
Do you have a relationship with the Lord Jesus? Are you saved, washed by the blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins? Is Jesus Lord over your life? Have you repented of all known and unknown sins in your life? Do you daily confess Jesus as Lord? Are you living by grace?
If no, ask Jesus into your life right now. Speak from your heart! Ask for forgiveness of your sins for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God( Romans 3:23). Christ came to forgive, save and sanctify( John 10:10). He is close by, talk to him right now, he hears the words from your heart that you haven’t even uttered.
If yes, then I want you to know that there is hope for you in whatever situation and crisis you might be right now. The passage above clearly stated that the Sovereign Lord himself will sprinkle clean water on you. and you will be clean. God will cleanse you of all unrighteousness and filth. God himself has washed you clean, sanctified you by the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit and justified you( 1 Corinthians 6:11).
God is assuring you of total restoration and renewal. You will no longer suffer disgrace among foes, family and friends because of lack and insufficiency. He will do all this by Himself,you only need to believe, hold unto the promises in His word and put faith into action. God is working out a great and exceedingly great work on your behalf. He is raising every valley up , every mountains and hills made low, the rough ground is been leveled, the rugged places plain, the glory of the Lord is been revealed in your life, and all eyes shall see it together. The mouth of the Lord has spoken this and it shall come to pass (Isaiah 40:4-5)
Hope therefore in the Lord friends! What He has promised shall be fulfilled in your lifetime. No matter how far gone you think time has been wasted, remember He holds time in His hands. God will restore! Hope thou in the Lord. He is able. Mind you, God is not doing all this because of your self righteousness, no no, He is doing it because of His love for you and for the sake of His great name.
You will step out in victory over every works of wickedness and triumph over every evil by the power of the Most High God that lives in you through the Holy Spirit.
God had spoken to his mother before his conception. God also revealed Himself to both parent, instructing them how to care for this anointed child. Samson was anointed from the womb, yet he grew up doing everything contrary to the commandments of God. Sexual immorality was his undoing. It cost Samson his eyes and life ultimately. He lost touch with the Holy Spirit of the living God that had been abiding in him even before he was born.
Samson did achieve the purpose for which he was born, which was to destroy the very fabric of the Philistines power and dominion over Israel – God’s own possession. He destroyed the Lord’s enemy – Israel’s cruel oppressor.
Oh Samson! Samson! He would have still destroyed Philistines power and rule over Israel and lived, had he not an insatiable desires for strange women.
You see, friends, there will always be something, issues, desires contending for our life and destiny. God has great, wonderful, and beautiful plan for His children. The wicked one also has plans to kill, steal and destroy. Therefore, there is conflict from within and without. Even after salvation, believers still struggle to stand in the Word in righteousness because of the demand of the flesh over the mind.
In the case of Samson, it was women – beautiful women. In our case, there are many – handsome men, power, money, anger, pride, greed, envy, gluttony, hatred, gossip, snitching, backbiting, loose tongue, controlling others free will by all means and so on. These can, and is capable of pushing us out of God’s plan and purpose for our existence.
Friends, will you join me in sober reflection, to identify the sins that easily befalls, and take it to God in prayer. Put a system in place by the Holy Spirit so that you will not trip – fall or fail in your walk in the Spirit. It is do-able friends, we have a great and loving advocate in Jesus Christ who is daily interceding for us (I John 2:1,John 14: 16 and 26). Ministering Spirits are released when we pray to God from our heart to help and assist us in this walk of destiny (Hebrew 1:14).
The bible says, without holiness no one shall see God (Hebrew 12:14). We have the Holy Spirit to help us, we have provision, we are not stranded, nor left as orphans to navigate the treacherous path of life. Let us therefore, hold unto our confession of faith, praying earnestly that we will not be deceived by the deceitfulness of sin and the transient glitter of this present world.
Repent therefore and be cleansed, renewed, restored, rejuvenated, and elevated to a position from which you and I are able to offer acceptable sacrifice, service, worship, and praise to the Most High God, King Eternal, Only Wise God, All Sufficient and All Encompassing God world without end. Amen
1 Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. 2 For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth. 3 He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet. 4 He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loved. 5 God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets. 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. 7 For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. 8 God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne. 9 The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted.
The tribe of Joseph – Ephraim and Manasseh got two slot- inheritance from the Lord unlike the remaining tribes of Israel.
They however, complained to Joshua that they need more land. Joshua asked them to clear more land in the forest as many as they want. In verse 17 & 18 Joshua said ” You are numerous and very powerful. You will have not only one allotment but the forested hill country as well. Clear it, and its farthest limits will be yours; though the Canaanites have chariots fitted with iron and though they are strong, you can drive them out.”
Josephs descendants, though already favored requested for more and Joshua’s answer is insightful and encouraging. Joshua basically said unlimited access to land is available – unlimited access to whatever you are craving for, as long as its in line with the Word of God and heaven’s plan for you. Unlimited provision is available, you just need courage to access it regardless of how the provision is packaged. You must be hungry and thirsty enough to embark on this daunting exposition – laying hold of destiny.
There is sweetness – juicy thirst quencher in coconut by the beach side but it has to be cracked open. To possess a land or anything whatsoever that is needful for life and godliness then, there is a need to know how to fight strategically to uproot every obstacle and threat to God’s plan and purpose for your life.
You can uproot every enemy of progress within and without by the help of the Holy Spirit already at work within you. Within? Why not without? You have to and must be born again, accept the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Savior in order to have access to the Holy Spirit. Will you invite Jesus into your heart now friends?. The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth, strengthen and encourage you as you step out in faith to possess your possession.
Lord God Almighty, help us to trust you to work everything out for our good as we strategically and faithfully step toward, forward, and into your plan and purpose for our life’s in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Deuteronomy 1:30 The Lord your God who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes
Deuteronomy 3:22 Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you
Are you enlisted in the Lord’s army? You are guaranteed to be a sign and a wonder. God will back you up with all resources in heaven and on earth. You will not lack ammunition – power to combat the forces of darkness. Your victory in battle is a sure thing – guaranteed. Selah