Your mind is the door to your human spirit, and whatever words and thoughts you allow to go through your mind unchecked, will be deposited in your spirit that is why you must secure your heart with all diligence.
Everyday, we hear words, see things, and read all kinds of information, positive and negative. This is why you need that spiritual filter, you need to mount guard on your heart and not allow your spirit receive and process the wrong information. Never allow your heart dwell on anything you hear, feel or see that is not consistent with the Word of God. For instance, if you heard that things were going bad in the economy and there is hardship everywhere, such information is contrary to what the Word of God says, therefore refuse to process it in your spirit. Refuse to let it run your life or determine the circumstances of your existence. Besides being blessed, the pure in heart are assured of seeing God. Of what use is the Christian race if at the end of the journey, you are denied the privilege of seeing God. The reason it is so essential your heart is pure is that; the state of your heart determines the output of your heart.
Most of the things that will affect your life and destiny emanate from your heart. Matthew 15:19 says evils thoughts that defile a man proceed from the heart. If your heart is occupied with impure thoughts, given a little time, you will see yourself practicing such. If you continue to dwell on immoral thoughts, before long, you will feel a force compelling you to masturbate, fornicate, rape or even commit incest. Some even sleep with animals or people of same sex. It all starts with a thought. A polluted heart cannot produce godly character. As long as the heart is polluted, your deeds will be evil and you will lose your God given destiny. I encourage you to keep vigilant watch over your heart. Embrace only thoughts of success, victory, health, prosperity, happiness and fulfilment that come from God’s Word. When your heart is holy and pure, there will be no iota of fear and condemnation in you. You will have unlimited access to your Maker because there is no hindrance in you. Therefore you must secure your heart with all diligence, and nail all your affections to the cross and make your heart right with God.
It has been said that one of the common features of Christianity, is the diverse conflict that is targeted at a child of God from the moment of conversion; it presents itself as a permanent companion in the journey of life, and appears to become more intense as you progress in the Christian race, but God is your great destiny helper.
Without the help of God, life can be very frustrating. Man can be helpless but God is never helpless and He is ever ready to help you. There is a limit a man can help you but when God helps you, you will not have any limit. Human helpers may not be there when you need them but He is always there 24 hours. His schedule is forever; He never sleeps nor slumbers. He abides with you always and His help is supernatural. At the root of every divine help is God. Many are helpless and frustrated because they don’t understand the word of God. Many cannot find the treasures in the word of God because they don’t have a relationship with Him. They run around men instead of running towards God for help. I pray your understanding to be opened in Jesus name. These conflicts may come in the form of physical, emotional, and spiritual attacks. They could sometimes be manifested as temptations, financial trouble, physical or health challenges, vocational problems, obstacles and obstructions, sickness or death of a loved one, stagnancy, discouragement, failure, depression, and family problems.
Many of these may appear normal, but some are direct attacks on children of God, to hate, despise, persecute, oppress, blackmail, and even kill them. Yet, in the face of such malicious attacks, many Christians have persevered and stood firm in their convictions, with great grace and in defiant faith. Such people were able to stand in the face of evil, holding on to God’s promises for help. I pray that as you look up to God for help and assistance today, He will send help to you and you will never be disappointed in Jesus name. Like the saints of old, you are expected to build your confidence on the sure promises of God, because He is your great destiny helper.
The Lord, is doing something beautiful in our day through the powerful work of grace. We are in a new phase in the move of the Spirit, and in this new phase, tremendous things are happening.
The glory of the Lord is everywhere. His righteousness has taken over. His grace has multiplied upon the earth. At new birth, everyone has a measure of grace just like every believer has a measure of faith at redemption. At redemption, you were given a measure of grace and what you do with it determines what becomes of it. It is labour that facilitates the growth of grace. Without labour, grace will be in vain. Labour releases the value of grace into a life. The scriptures, says in 1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Grace can be frustrated or received in vain. One of the ways, to keep the grace of God alive and ever increasing is to engage in relevant and value adding labour. Grace multiplies through different channels of laboring in prayer and in the word. we hear on the news, some of the most terrible things happening in different countries around the world today. But the truth, is Satan isn’t more wicked than God is gracious. If Satan can go to high levels in his wickedness, God can go higher in His grace. God’s grace is greater than Satan’s wickedness.
Even though the iniquity of man has so increased, right now, in the realm of the spirit, there are angels the Lord has dispatched that are more powerful, working with God’s people in leading men to righteousness. Because Satan has become so ruthless in his wickedness and evil, God also has thrown away the limits in these nations, in His pursuit of souls. God’s people are going to be passionate about Christ, about the Holy Ghost, about the written Word more than ever before. There will be such insatiable hunger; in God’s people for the things of the Spirit. Many today who are invoking calumnies against the Church, and persecuting Christians, are going to turn to Christ like Saul of Tarsus did. By the powerful work of grace, may the expectation of God be fulfilled in your life today in Jesus name.
The unlimited power of faith, is a kind of faith that works wonders in the life of an individual. It brings into manifestation, the miracle working power of God and makes one see His glory.
The power of God is beyond human understanding. For this reason, you need to believe what God says, even when you don’t know how He will do it. This is where faith comes in. There will always be a reason to doubt, but you must continue to suppress all doubts with great faith in God. From scriptures, we discover that faith is the master key for taking the delivery of your inheritance in Christ. You cannot place value on it, because it is far beyond what can be measured. Therefore, faith is the answer to every problem of life. For instance, in Matthew 17:20;when Jesus disciples asked Him why they couldn’t deliver the boy possessed with demons, Jesus said: Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Are there mountains in your life that you want removed? Are there steps you want to take that will lead to your breakthrough but you are having doubts about? Are there promises you received from God for which fulfilment seems impossible now? All will be well, and my God will remove every mountain before you. He will bring you to your desired destination in Jesus Name.
Unbelief is very dangerous because it displeases God. When the Almighty speaks to you and says what He will do, don’t begin to scratch your head for a rationalization of its possibility. Many people do not believe in their ability; to do what the word of God says they can do. You must believe in yourself. One reason, you must believe in yourself is because God believes in you. If God did not believe in you, He wouldn’t have created you in His own image or endowed you with His capability and qualities. Begin to see yourself the way God sees you. You are a good product. You must understand that though a revelation of the Word shows you your redemptive rights, it is the unlimited Power of faith that enforces its release in your life.
The entrance of sin into this world, destroyed so many things about humanity. It provoked God to pronounce a curse on the ground; and banish mankind to a life of sorrow and pain. Therefore, you need a divine touch from God to reign as a king in life.
For instance, in Genesis 3:16-17:Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; The unifying theme, of God’s pronouncements on Adam and Eve was sorrow. From that moment onwards, sorrow has been a heritage of humanity. But praise God, because whatever the Almighty God touches is bound to be good, irrespective of its initial condition. This is why, every man born of a woman needs the divine touch of God. Only the regeneration, of a man’s spirit through God’s divine touch can put an end to his heritage of sorrow. In today’s Bible reading, you see a woman in whom the heritage of sorrow manifested as an issue of blood for twelve years. In Luke 8:43, the Bible says she had spent all she had in seeking healing from physicians to no avail.
At this point in her life, only a divine touch could put an end to her years of agony and sorrow. Then one day, she came across the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. Her faith was so strong; she believed in her heart that all she needed from Him was a passive divine touch. She believed that based on the power in the divine touch, she did not need an active touch for her to be made whole. This singular act of faith was commended by Jesus Himself. I pray for someone reading this article today; that your day of deliverance is now in Jesus Name. The Almighty God, will touch and perfect everything concerning you in Jesus Name. God wants to visit you too and touch your life in a special way. This is why you need a divine touch of the Lord; to change your life forever.
One of the first things, that a genuinely born again Christian will quickly enjoy, about the Christian experience is the power of God’s presence.
It is of special interest to know that; no curse can be placed on you and no evil can be done against you. Even witchcraft is of no effect, as long as you submit to the royal rule of God. So when you walk in faith and obedience, no power of the enemy can harm you. Now when you come under God’s authority, His authority comes upon you. Then you will be able to resist the devil, and his demons in the authority of His name and by the power of His word. Immediately you accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, the powers that used to manipulate and control things in your life becomes paralysed as you begin to call upon the Name of the Lord. This is simply because, all power belongs to Jesus (Matthew 28:18) and He has deposited so much of this power in His Name. The power of God’s presence, is so potent and active that there is no limitation, whatsoever to what you can achieve through the application of the Name. The dead has come alive by the Name, sorrow has been turned to joy in many lives by the Name, and the Name has brought salvation to billions of souls.
According to Luke 10:19, Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.The presence of God, carries supreme authority and unlimited power. Having understood this truth, you ought to praise His Name at all times and deploy the power in His Name against all challenges and circumstances you are confronted with. For instance in Mark 9:38-39; A certain man caught the revelation of the power in the Name of Jesus even before His death and resurrection, and he deployed it. He was not even one of the disciples, who were with Jesus or among those who followed Jesus at all times. Yet, he understood the power in the Name of Jesus and he took advantage of it. Therefore, the power of God’s presence, will do you no good if you do not apply it. As you walk in the joy of His presence, power and protection may the potent power in His name work for you in Jesus name.
As we all know, we are in the last days, which are the days of the manifestation of God’s power. So it is important, for you to know that, your prayers are used by God in a very special way to break the powers of darkness.
Several times in the bible, virtue or power is transferred from a source to a recipient through prayer. This is a prophetic picture of how your prayers; are used by God to influence earthly events. In order words, when your prayers are mixed with God’s frankincense and cast back into the earth, a powerful display of lightning, thunder and an earthquake results. For instance, we see this happening in Acts 4:31; And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. When we send our prayers by God’s spirit to His throne, He sends them back in a way that can be seen, heard and felt here on earth. Our Bible text reveals that prayer can work wonders beyond our wildest imagination. It also reveals the inevitability of prayer in our lives. If Jesus could do nothing without prayer, then we should not think that an effective prayer life is optional in our Christian walk. Oftentimes, when we talk about prayer, what comes to people’s mind is asking God for things, making entreaties and requests; that is all they know about prayer. Yes, such a prayer has its place, where you make requests, but prayer has higher purposes than asking God for your needs.
The Lord, is revealing to us the secret to living a transformed life. At the other extreme, the devil would like you to feel that you are condemned; but don’t live in condemnation.
He would, even try to get you to go as far as to doubt your salvation. I want to let you know that he can’t keep you from heaven; but he will try to make the trip as painful as possible. That is why, some people live under a constant cloud of guilt and condemnation. For instance bible says, in Romans 6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: To be dead with Christ Jesus” means that, for purposes of divine judgment, we do not stand before God alone, but with the righteousness of Christ himself. As believers, we have received a righteousness from God that is by faith. So, in Christ, our sins have been forgiven and there is no condemnation. Now through the price Jesus paid for us, we can stand before God without fear. Some Christians still allow their past; to haunt them so badly that they have no confidence in their heritage as children of God. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, is an example of someone who did not allow his past to haunt him or prevent him from fulfilling his destiny.
One noticeable reason, why the past haunts some children of God is their lack of knowledge and understanding of the word of God. It is necessary for every child of God; to possess very sound knowledge of who they are in Christ through God’s word. As revealed in the Bible, any individual who is born again is free from every form of condemnation of past sins. The past should therefore, not torment you if the reality of the scripture has been received in your spirit. Let us look at this passage very closely and learn one or two truths about our new life in Christ. Before you can escape the evils of your past life, the first thing you should ascertain is whether or not you are indeed in Christ, because some people are in Church but not in Christ. The evidence of a life in Christ is outlined in 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. This new life is not by your power, but by the power in the Blood and Spirit of Jesus Christ, so don’t live in condemnation.
You must be on the offensive against Satan; so that you will be able to stand your ground and resist every onslaught from the enemy; you will not succumb to fear, irrespective of what happens around you.
When we are told to put on the whole armour of God, one thing becomes clear instantly. This is the fact that there is a God. We cannot be talking of the armour of God if there is no God. The scripture shows, that knowing God is a weapon of spiritual warfare. When you know your Maker, your battle is 90 percent won. From the Bible, we also realise that there is the armour of God. This armour is made up of several parts, otherwise we would not be told to put on the whole armour of God. The armour of God is not built into us by default as children of God. It is external, and we have to pick it up in order to be able to put it on. The reason many children of God are defeated in the battle of life is because of their failure to fortify themselves with the armour God has made available to them. However, if you don’t put on the armour, it doesn’t matter how intensely you pray; it will not work.
The instruction is to put on “the whole armour of God,” not some of it. And notice also that it doesn’t say, “So that you may be able to stand against the power of the devil”; that’s because the devil isn’t a factor; he has no power. The new creation is superior to him. The reason you are to put on the armour of God is for you to be able to stand against “the wiles of the devil,” not his power. When you are kitted with the whole armour of God, you will have the ability to frustrate and nullify these stratagems and deceptive mechanisms of Satan. There are people who aren’t able to stand when troubles come; life becomes miserable for them. Don’t be that way. The Bible says in Ephesians 6:13-14; having done all to stand, stand therefore in other words, endure to the end. Don’t give in; don’t give up. Wear the devil out. He doesn’t have what it takes to withstand you; that is why you must be on the offensive against Satan.
However, the devil raises several oppositions to deny you access to your glorious destiny in Christ; hence, as great as your destiny are, so are the oppositions against them. The only way to deal with this adversary is to take command of the outcome of your life. You must understand that God does not only want you to have spiritual turnaround but also to be physically, mentally, psychologically, financially and emotionally sound. Therefore, you must know how to deal with the adversary or your colourful destiny may remain shut. You must understand that you have authority, but you cannot exercise it without being under the superior authority of the One that gives all things. That means, as believers, we have authority in Christ, but to command authority we must subject and submit ourselves to the Source, which is God. Also, as heirs of the Kingdom of God, we are redeemed to be kings and to reign on the earth. Remember, that you are created to exercise dominion, over your oppressors and tormentors, and to subdue under your feet those who had earlier taken you captive.