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Spiritual Warfare In The Mind!

Spiritual Warfare is initiated in the realm of the Spirit and only by the spirit of God can we discern before it comes to the realm of the physical. Spiritual Warfare starts from the mind before it manifests in the physical. The devil and his fallen angels as stated in the Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye today says “Satan and his fallen angels are organized into a well-coordinated army that is skillful in carrying out devastating attacks on their victims.”

 

spiritual-warfare-training-battlefield-of-the-mind-part-3-pastor-ameerah-10-638Spiritual attacks often start in a subtle way. It starts from the mind. As a beautiful young woman, you may look in the mirror one day and see a flaw, a wrinkle, pimple or something and the enemy will whisper ugly! Or be at a doctors office, making arrangement for a scheduled casual procedure and you hear a voice from within saying ” the day of your death”. Or you may look at a brother, a sister, a child, your spouse and feel disgust towards them. Mind you, they haven’t done anything, and you don’t know why, but you just feel disgusted.

The devil can blind you from seeing the beauty of God in yourself, he can bring fear into your life, and unnecessary hatred towards others. He achieves this at your mind level, and if not countered with the word of God, will degenerate into full-blown self-loathing, bondage to fear, and wickedness towards others.

This is the reason why believers should measure our thoughts by the yardstick of  Philippians 4:8 whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

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We must daily remind ourselves according to 2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. Do you look at things according to the outward appearance? 

You should not anymore. The battle being fought is against the devil, not those individuals opposing you. You should know that before people start speaking ill of you, Satan must have gone sowing seeds in the minds of those without the Holy Spirit as guards over their ears and heart. You deal with the devil by the blood of Jesus and the word of your testimony – Revelation 12:11

We need to constantly renew our minds by the word of God so we will not give room to the enemy to build a stronghold in our minds – Romans 12:2

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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Prayer! Praying Like Daniel!

  • Oh Lord, my God, help me to turn from my iniquities and to understand your truth in Jesus name –  Daniel 9:14
  • Abba Father, you are righteous in all your ways, help me to obey your voice – Daniel 9:14
  • Oh Lord, according to all your righteousness, I pray, let your anger and your fury be turned away from me and my father’s house – Daniel 9:16
  • Oh Lord, my God, hear my prayer and supplication, let your face shine on me and my father’s house – Daniel 9:17
  • Oh, my God, incline your ear and hear, open your eyes and see our desolation and for your great namesake restore us for we do not present our supplications before you because of our righteous deeds, but because of your great mercies – Daniel 9:18
  • Oh Lord, hear us! Oh Lord, forgive us. Oh Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for your namesake, my God, for I and my father’s house are called by your name – Daniel 9:19
  • Father give me skill to understand, for I am greatly beloved of you, give sight to my eyes that I may understand the vision you reveal – Daniel 9:22 & 23

 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Eyes That Sees, Ears That Hears, Give To Us Lord!

Discernment will guide you from sharing your dreams with your enemies like Joseph did with his brothers – Genesis 37:5 Even those that should love and celebrate the fact that you can dream at all may kick against your lofty dreams like Jacob did. No matter how Jacob kicked against it, regardless of the evil schemes of Joseph’s brothers, the Word of God came to pass. So shall the Word of God concerning you come to pass for the glory of His Holy name. Amen

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Saul was smart enough to keep the part about the anointing from his uncle. He took a cue from 1 Samuel 9:27 As they were going down to the outskirts of the city, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to go on ahead of us.” And he went on. “But you stand here awhile, that I may announce to you the word of God.” Many lack discernment and would ignore cues to avoid pitfalls. May the Lord himself guide us all. Amen

1 Samuel 10: 14 Then Saul’s uncle said to him and his servant, “Where did you go?” So he said, “To look for the donkeys. When we saw that they were nowhere to be found, we went to Samuel.” 15 And Saul’s uncle said, “Tell me, please, what Samuel said to you.” 16 So Saul said to his uncle, “He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But about the matter of the kingdom, he did not tell him what Samuel had said.

discernment-is-fundamentalBeware of those that act like they care for you and you know, kind of, its all a facade. They are only acting as such to know your plan so as to jeopardize you. Pray for discernment to see through such, but more importantly yourself, for the heart of man is desperately wicked, who can know it.

Revelation knowledge brings assurance, confidence, and peace. Lord release unto us access to hidden secrets that will accelerate the fulfillment of our destiny today in Jesus’s name. Amen. —- Culled from Pastor E. A. Adeboye, Open Heavens Devotional, May 2nd, 2018

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

The Pulpit! Your Platform!

A very dangerous trend in “Christiandom”, an error, a deviation from what “Christianity”- Christlike living is all about is what the pulpit, Christian platforms are been used for these days. I AM ALSO GUILTY! AND YOU!

The pulpit is been used these days to settle scores with those we do not see eye to eye with. Those not on our “good books”!

The pulpit is used to “Call out” those that we differ with on doctrinal issues. This is causing disunity of the body of Christ!

The pulpit is used to market ourselves, not Christ, as alpha and omega, how awesomely smart and perfect we are.

The pulpit is used to flaunt our wealth, pedigree, and our interconnectionism to the high and mighty of our world.

The pulpit is used to manipulate, oppress, oppose, and suppress others for our own selfish gain and reasons.

The pulpit is used to carryout the agenda of Satan, albeit disguised as “the work of God”!

The pulpit is been used to dissuade and persuade those genuinely seeking The Truth, The Way, and Life that there are other ways, and thus led astray!

Who are we deceiving when we discredit everything the true gospel is all about by eschewing humility, justice, and agape kind of love?

It is time we realize that we are doing more damage than repairing the old ruin, building on the solid foundation which is Christ Jesus. For with every one convert we think we may have “won” over to Christ, many more are been discouraged. Every man’s work shall be tested by fire! See therefore that you are not building with straw.

Lord, many a time I have deviated from your will, oh how I have lashed out from a place of anger and not a place of love. Please forgive me.

I have tried to remove the specks in my brothers and sisters eyes while I have logs in my own eyes blocking my views of myself, clogging my ears to hear you clearly, hardning my heart from doing the right thing, to uphold justice, peace, love, and fairness.

Abba Father forgive me. You have forgiven me much Lord, help me to forgive others.

Help me to overlook the fault of others, thier errors, arrogance and boasting, for it is your grace that has kept me humble and makes me boast only of your goodness and love towards me.

Thank you Lord Jesus for your mighty hand upon my life! As your hand is upon me Lord, no other hand shall be upon me in Jesus name, this I know!

May the light of your countenance continuously shine upon me to guide and illuminate every dark places in and around me!

Lord, would you make me terror to the kingdom of darkness? Let your fire come out of this vessel to devour everything that is not of You! Yes Lord, make me a vessel fit for your use in Jesus Christ mighty name I pray. Amen.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

To Bless Those Who Persecute You! Only By Grace!

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Friends, I don’t know about you but it’s somehow a struggle to abide by this scripture with those that have done you grievous harm when you have the means to hurt them back badly. Am being honest! Struggle for sure, ‘cos I want to give them a dose of their poison too! But then, what’s the difference between us? Go higher!

It’s even more tempting not to jubilate when God start dealing with them. And He let you in on it! Sweet hey? Na na na! Pray for them!

Yes, you understand that they allowed themselves to be used of Satan, but they could have resisted right? For the Scriptures says offense will come, but woe unto whom it will come through – Matthew 18:7

Yoruba will say, “omo ti ko ni je ki iya oun sun, oun nan ko ni fi oju kan orun” Meaning, a child that says she will not allow her Mom to sleep definitely will not sleep herself.

If you continuously work against someones peace, peace will elude you too. Isn’t it better to forgive them and let God deal with them as He is doing already!

Vengeance is the Lord and He knows much better how to deal with those who troubles you – 2 Thessalonians 1:6. He knows where to deal the blow for the best result than you could ever imagine.

You must ask for grace to forgive, let it go! I know it is tough, especially when it’s from professing “believers”. I mean those “working” the Scriptures, like second nature yet act wickedly towards others! I mean, they should know better right?

Do your part, forgive and let God do His part. He is doing it better than you’ll ever imagine or know!

Lord, help me to forgive and let go of those that are hurting me right now so I may receive forgiveness for my own sin. You have helped me to overcome past hurts, thank you. Abba Father, according to 2 Thessalonians 1:6 trouble those that troubles me with tribulations. Let them be caught in their own snares, disappoint their scheming heart. Father, deal with them ruthlessly if they refuse to repent. Saul pursued David to his own ruin. Every one standing between me and my next level, let the hands that is not of mortal uproot them from my path. Every soul, those who have lent themselves to Satan, that want to stand in your place in my life Oh Lord my God, like dagon let them be bowed down, let them be crushed by your mighty hands in Jesus mighty name.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Even In This Place! Let Me Be The Gospel!

I just want to share the gospel with my life! Nothing more! I want others to know that had it not been the love of Christ in my heart, the knowledge of who He says that I am – and I believe it 1000%, I will not be here this moment! Christ blood sustains me!

I, like many others, have faced sour troubles, tossed here and there! But, like many before me, retained our joy! Christ Jesus in me/us is the hope of gloryColossians 1:27. His strength is made perfect in our weakness – 2 Corinthians 12:8-10

Lord thank you for making a statement with my life! Regardless of all ills, you are God, and God you’ll remain! Thank you for victory in Christ Jesus over all the works of Satan – 1 John 3:8! All that the Father has given me I shall not lose – John 6:39. 

Your destiny is sealed up in Christ Jesus friends! Nothing can change it! As long as you abide in the Lord, NO ONE CAN STEAL YOUR CROWN! Don’t be an Esau though! Rejoice and be glad! Whatever it is now, giving you headaches and heartaches will pass! Your Saviour lives!

How about you? Is Christ Lord over your life? Do you believe He is God and came as a man in order to take your place? Believe in Jesus today and you are guaranteed eternal life!

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Onseeing Forces!

We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

Therefor, do not be ignorant of the devices of the wicked. As a child of God you are at war. The enemy relentlessly will pursue, but know that he fight a lost battle!

It is finished! The grave is empty, Jesus is alive! The resurrection power is available for you!

May the resurrection power arise in you today to destroy every works of Satan.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!