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Taking Authority In The Spirit By Faith!

 

Acts 16: 16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

When a believer walks in the spirit, there will be revelations, what he or she sees, hear, and perceive in the natural will have spiritual undertone because you are seeing with the eyes of the spirit. The spirit of discernment reveals what no ordinary eye can see or mind comprehend and understand.

Paul and Silas saw this “wannabe”, the slave girl “testifying” about them as the servant of the Most High God. She had been fortune telling people in the area for long for a fee for her master, and she is well known. As a visitor, passing by, I would expect that Paul and Silas will be glad someone is advertising for them. She was authenticating them, putting a spotlight on them. However, Paul and Silas saw and heard differently!! They knew the spirit by which she was operating, and knew she was trying to authenticate herself and her master by testifying about Paul and Silas.

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The bible says for many days she kept at it, following Paul and Silas all around proclaiming, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.”  For many days Paul and Silas saw, heard, and knew by what spirit she was operating, yet kept quiet minding their own business.

Friends, be aware that the enemy is walking around, going to and fro, looking for whom to devour. Our enemy, the devil will not come with blazing fire but gently as an harmless witness, tailing you, an uninvited associate, looking for an opportune time to strike.

I saw a vision once before, of a being with a face of a bird sitting with hands on its chin, seemingly watching someone sleeping. You could see the eyes bloodshot looking on. Why look on? When the bible says the thief cometh not but to steal, kill and destroy – John 10:10. It must be the wall of protection God put around His own, so he sat down chin in hand waiting endlessly. He is tailing believers, looking for an opportune time, a time when the hedge is broken so as to strike. Keep your guards up friends, and plead the blood of Jesus constantly! You life depend on it!!!!!

You must walk in the spirit, be alert, and do the needful as the occasion arises. Learn to look intently at those perambulating around you and stop them in their track.

Jesus Christ already gave you authority in Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Use it!!!! Take authority like Paul did and cast out that demonic spirit working with and through them.

Let the Holy Spirit work through you! You can! You will! For He said in Mark 16:17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

Jesus Christ is Lord!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Light Shining In Darkness!

The odd one like Mordecai refusing to bow down to Haman! Unlike Esau, holding unto your birthright – your glory. A star shinning in dark places, an inconvenience to evil perpetrators, a target of the wicked one.


Fear not the Lord says, I have overcome the world! He who has the key of David is able! He keeps alive and no one can kill, lift up and none can pull down, He is able to keep you from falling. He will not leave you to the will of your enemies. Selah!

Yoruba says “ti aba n ja, bi ka ku ko”

The bible says “I will give lives for your life”

As many as have gathered together against you shall fall for your sake.
As many hands that wants to cover your glory shall wither in Jesus Christ mighty name. For no one can cover the glory of the sun or stop the moon from rising!

As many as wants to push you down to sheol will go down to sheol in your place. For it is written, he who digs a pit shall fall into it. He who rolls a stone shall have it rolled over them. As many as does not want your voice to be heard where it matters will be silenced.

As many ears that does not want to hear your voice receive deafness this moment in Jesus name.

Who has apoken and it comes to pass when the Lord has not spoken?

As many as has and is pronouncing evil against you and yours shall receive on thier heads in 100 fold what they have spoken against you. For who can curse him who the Lord has blessed!

The Lord has spoken who can reverse it? The Lord has called who can but answer?

May the power of the Most High God, the power that raised Christ from the dead, manifest in your life to destroy every works of satan.
May you receive help from above.

May the hands that is not of mortals lift you up. May you receive help today.

May every mouth that have laughed at you come and rejoice with you.

May it be known to all that the Lord is your strenght and salvation, your protector and shield, your fortress and covering, your high tower and safety from the storm in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.

God’s Ways! Not Ours! But For Us!

2 Samuel 5:17 Now when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went down to the stronghold. 18 The Philistines also went and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. 19 So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?”And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.”

likenGod20 So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim. 21 And they left their images there, and David and his men carried them away.

22 Then the Philistines went up once again and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. 23 Therefore David inquired of the Lord, and He said, “You shall not go up; circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. 24 And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. For then the Lord will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.” 25 And David did so, as the Lord commanded him; and he drove back the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.

Friends, when you and I were ignorant of our status as beloved of God, tossed all about by life, the evil one gave us a free pass didn’t he?. We were not a threat to its reign of terror. Some of us had it very easy, everything fell into place for us. For some, it was a struggle still, however, now that you and I knows we are a royal priesthood, a royal diadem, God’s special people it seem all hell has broken loose. Everywhere we turn to there are attacks on almost every areas of life. The Philistines have gathered together against us- Philistines from all walks of life – family members, friends, Church family, workplace, even finances, health, and all seem to be conniving against us. Everything seems not to fall in place as it should naturally.

Please do know it is not the time to second guess yourself. Block out self pity and demonic taunt, and hold unto God’s promises. Your best friend should be every word that proceed from the mouth of the Lord. Seek God’s face while He may be found, I mean constantly for He said in Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 

David inquired of the Lord every time and always got an answer, he obeyed instructions from the Lord and got victory over the challenges facing him every time. Note also that sometimes the response to our request might not sound logical to us, still obey for He who promised or gave the word is faithful. How possible is it to “hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees” Marching on a tree? It doesn’t make sense but David listened for the sound because the Lord told him to. How many times the Lord had given us instruction and we assume it was our thought for it was not logical, it doesn’t make sense, God can not give such a “dumb” instruction we explain away our disobedience.

The God who told David to go against them frontal is the same one on another occasion who told David to circle around from behind them. Don’t assume you know how God will solve the problems you place before Him. God’s ways are not ours my friend. Your helpers of destiny may come as a pain in your behind. Treasures are stored in earthen vessels for a reason, so that it is only the discerning that can locate it. Pearls are not meant for swines, they will not know what to do with it, pearls are to adorn the necks of royalty which you are my friends. Wait patiently on the Lord, do not let restlessness push you out of God’s perfect will and plan for your life.

The Lord is saying to you friends from Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’  11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you, shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish. 12 You shall seek them and not find them— those who contended with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing.13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’

The Lord is also saying to you today friends that He will break through the camp of your adversary before you like a breakthrough of water- I Samuel 5:20b. Just like the red sea opened up –Exodus 12:28 and swallowed all the armies of Egypt, the Lord will swallow up all the pursuers of your destiny – ogun aleni ma deyin. The forces arrayed against you partaking of the fullness of the provision of the Most High God for you shall be driven back by the arm that is not of mortals. You shall suck the juice from every fruit and eat the skin also for nothing shall be wasted. The Lord will rebuke the devourer of your resources – His provision for your life in Jesus name.

Fear not, be still and know that the Lord, He is God!

Shalom