Apostle Bible Davids
Apostle Bible Davids
He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly. Job 20:15.
By the time you finish reading this life changing revelation some amazing truths would have been established in your spirit.
I will be investing quality time to give you Kingdom strategies to recover lost years, lost opportunities and fortune from the strongman in the Name of Jesus Christ. Are you ready for victory? Let’s dive in!
Life will be a vain and vague reality if you are not aware of spiritual realities. What you see on the outside that is manifested as struggles and pain in your job, relationship, finances and walk with God has a deeper spiritual cause. The spirit realm is the life-source of everything. That is the element of God. “God is spirit [the Source of life, yet invisible to mankind],” John 4:24 AMP. Until you switch your consciousness to the spirit realm, you cannot comprehend God or fathom His work in your life. Interestingly, Satan and demons are also spirit beings. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.
Ephesians 6:12 AMP.
So if you stay on the surface level of the physical, natural existence to navigate the reality of your life, it will be double trouble because Satan unleashes his diabolical attacks from that realm and many are not even aware of it. On the other hand, God’s deliverance and blessings comes from the Spirit and if you are not activated in the God-supernatural, you will miss it. I see many believers struggle through life in the arm of the flesh – using natural strategies to combat spiritual battles. This is not how God designed for you to navigate victory. You are a spirit being, a God-being and your authority over the work of the enemy is from the realm of the spirit. Once this truth becomes so real to you as your beating heart, it will position you for victory.
The biggest scam of the millennia is that people have an exaggerated perspective of Satan and demonic spirits. Unfortunately, many believers have also fallen for this deception. Religious minded people assume that God and Satan are like equal opposites – Opposites, yes, but equal, no. Satan is not even close to infinity and beyond. The devil is defeated . He has fallen and is relegated to a common thief. The thief does not walk in boldly into your house from the front door. He’ll rather sneak in from the back door or through entrances that are left opened and quietly take what belongs to someone else. This is Satan’s modus operandi. In the New Testament revelation, he has no legal right to barge into your house and forcefully take what God has given you. Jesus Christ has stripped him of that power. So now he lurks around and preys on the ignorance, deception and doors that are left open in many believer’s lives.
The greatest revelation in the Bible concerning Spiritual Warfare and how to legislate your authority over the enemy is in James 4:7:
“So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you.”
This scripture is the protocol for victory and the rule of engagement that gives you an edge over every work of the enemy. It is your balance point. You cannot do one and neglect the other. To resist the devil, you have to be in alignment with God. Your submission to God positions you for victory as you resist the devil. When you are conflicted about your obedience to God’s Word, it creates an open door in your life which Satan can access and steal from you.
And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete. 2 Corinthians 10:6
If you sense an attack of the enemy against your life in any area, do not first charge into spiritual warfare and respond to the devil. No, the enemy has no authority over you, he has no legal right to attack you or steal from you. First calibrate your alignment with God. Seek the Father in humility and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you doors that might be opened to the enemy in your life. This is the number one key to victory – submit to God. I have ministered to many believers who noticed attacks in their finances around the same time they stopped tithing. A lady once told me that every time she yields to masturbation she would fall right into depression. Not too long ago, I was ministering to someone who was bound by depression. The Holy Spirit told me to ask her to go home and bring the voodoo in her house. I waited for her and about an hour later, she came with a voodoo object tied around with thread and a white cloth. She had gotten it from a demonic source as a protection charm for her son but that was the portal that opened doors to demons to afflict her life. I asked her to repent and break every tie with these demons. Instantly she received her deliverance when I prayed and laid hands on her.
You can’t open the door in your life to Satan and hope that he won’t come in and steal from you. It is in his nature to steal, kill and destroy.John 10:10
Here is a long list of common doors that Christians open to Satan unawares.
Plead the Blood of Jesus Christ over your life and shut the door against the enemy. You have free access into God’s Presence. Enter into His pavilion of grace and stay there. No evil can touch you if you stay in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Now it’s time to arrest the thief and take back what belongs to you. This is your season of recovery. You are taking back everything the enemy has stolen from you with interest. He swallows wealth but must vomit it up; God will force it from his stomach. Job 20:15. Stand our ground in the authority that Christ has given you. Boldly declare what the Word of God says about your victory. Bind the strongman and take back everything that is yours in Jesus Name. This is your victory season.
Seven bold declarations to take back what the enemy has stolen from you:
You are truly blessed if your perspective of life and reality transcends content into context. Content deals with the what of an issue – the events and the circumstances that surround your life. On the other hand, Context deals with the why of an issue – the different parts of a matter that throw light or understanding on its meaning. Most people would ask, “What is happening to me?” However, a wise person will rather ask, “”Why is this happening”
Context unravels the deeper meaning of reality and excavates truth beyond the surface level. Circumstances always come with a heightened sense of things that overshadows the real issues of life and most people approach answers to life’s difficult questions from that shallow place of surface level superficiality. Decades may pass over you, but if you do not break your thought process from content into context you may get stuck in a gravitational pull of redundancy and limitation.
In Proverbs 20:5, the Bible reinforces this truth, “The intentions of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out”
I have observed that the biggest difference between exceptional leaders and everyday people is that capacity to ask why instead of what. Take a deeper look at the following questions:
(The first question is an enquiry. The second question is an analysis.)
(The first question suggests activity. The second question ignites purpose)
The missing link to the biggest breakthrough you will encounter in your life might be the paradigm shift from a content based pattern of thought to a context based pattern of thought. Years ago, the Holy Spirit – my greatest Teacher challenged me to always seek to understand the bigger picture of things. This shifted my consciousness from asking what to asking why – this one single shift pulled me from reacting to life to becoming proactive and living for a more grand, deliberate, intentional and strategic purpose.
Do you desire to live a life by design and not get drifted by the shifting circumstances that life brings? Then you need to be cultivated to engage life and reality from that place of context and alignment. Life in general is like the weather. It fluctuates. From winter to summer, to autumn and spring, one season paves the path for the next – but they are all serving a bigger purpose – which is to create balance in nature and make the world habitable. If the world was all winter, we would soon decline into the ice age and if it was all summer, it would become too hot – even certain regions of the world where there is no winter, still has very dry, dusty easterly or northeasterly wind of harmattan which cools off the heat. If you perceive reality by focusing only on the temporary shifting weather, you will miss out on the context – the bigger purpose they serve; that delicate balance and alignment to nature.
The wise discerns reality differently. He knows that the weather is an inevitable process so he is not affected by it. He sets his goals and purposes higher than the shifting factors of nature and takes advantage of each season to maximize that bigger purpose. The seasons are working to his advantage and he is not under the influence of the seasons. When your concept of reality moves from content to context, you will navigate on a frequency that is higher than overwhelming temporary factors. You will demonstrate unlimited purpose and power. You will no longer be controlled by things, but you will be in control of everything around you.
Nobody in history has demonstrated this powerful principle more than Jesus Christ. He did everything in context. He did not care too much for the little petty things. His priority was more on the bigger picture and higher purpose of things. The writer of Hebrews in Chapter 12 and verse 2 encapsulates this truth in the following lines:
“[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].”
Jesus fixated his eyes on the joy of bringing eternal salvation to the human race; that was the context that gave meaning to what followed; the cross and the shame. Yes, He would suffer. Yes, He would be beaten. Yes, He would be crucified. Yes, He would be buried. But He also knew that certainly, the grave will not be the last chapter of His story. There would be a resurrection and ascension and through him, billions would become sons of God. Then he knew it was all worth it.
My first mentor was my late mother, Beatrice. After my unusual encounter with Jesus Christ in 1989 which instantly launched me into ministry, before anybody else, she possessed a deep understanding of my context. In those early days, she was grateful for the miracles and the extraordinary impact that my ministry was having as I found the word. However, beyond the hubbub of the crowd and the overwhelming preaching schedule that I had as a child preacher, she wanted me to tap into the context of my calling and unravel the bigger purpose of my assignment. My mother and I spent many hours together talking and praying. She told me to always remember Who I am. As simple as that sounds, it created a consciousness of identity in me. She would tell me, “you are not like everybody else, you are different, you are a man on assignment”. This shaped me a lot to the man that I am today. Being a single mum with meager income, she didn’t have much. But she spoke to me about wealth and abundance and reassured me that if I stay faithful to the call, the world will come to me. My mama filled my head with dreams of possibilities.
I sure didn’t find my life’s context all at once. However having the mindset to seek for the bigger purpose has helped me to always stay focused on the endgame, to never shift with changing times and people and to endure the temporary process that is necessary to bring me to that place of establishment and alignment. What defines you and how do you perceive reality? Do you base your focus on what is happening or why it’s happening? Are you one that’s all about quick gratification or are you a man or a woman on a mission that would give everything possible to achieve their purpose?
The postmodern culture with its social media obsession is very superficial and competitive. With a compulsive drive to impress others, people are losing sight of their authentic self and becoming a robotic version of a filtered life. Amidst the chagrin of this bubble existence, God is raising a new army of authentic leaders whose lives are above the shifting culture or the mundane instinct to impress others, whose level of success is not just an occurrence but a system and whose impact is not a smokescreen but an institution. When times have changed and seasons have come and gone, when what is invogue now has become a relic; only those who have found their context – the deeper meaning and purpose of their lives and lived it to its maximum will engrave their impact on the immovable rock of value. I am not called to build on sand, I am empowered and cultivated to build on the rock. It might be painstaking, it might require a little more time and work, but by God, it will stand and be strong. This too, must be your testimony.
“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish” (Luke 14:28-30).
The biggest hurdle that you will leap over to arrive in your place of destiny and fulfillment is not really at the beginning, it’s not even at the end of the journey but it’s right in the center. That’s where it is. You look through your Bible and you will notice a pattern where God’s people are confronted by their biggest challenge right in the middle. The number one reason why the middle ground is so fierce is because you are not where you are going though you are not where you used to be. The devil is afraid that if you cross the line that you are standing on right now you are never going back to where you came from. When you are in the middle, you have announced your assignment to the world. Interestingly, before you declare who you are and what you are called to do, you pose no threat to anybody but the moment you announce what you represent and what you’re all about, you have differentiated yourself. You’ve set yourself apart from the crowd. You’ve made it known that you are not like everybody else. The moment that you stand for something you already stand against something else.
When God calls you and puts you right on a mission, that mission will cause you to stand out and people will begin to see you differently. It will also announce your opposition. Your position reveals your opposition.
You’ll ever have a political opponent if you are not running for office. But today if you went to the city council saying, Listen, give me a form because I want to run for political office. Instantly, you have political opponents, and they all begin to attack you. Your assignment stretches you. It stretches when you are in the middle and that’s where many people have a hard time going all the way. Greatness does not start from around you. It starts from within you. Okay, you can never go from point A to point B if you’ve not been there first before you go there physically. You will arrive there by a divine supernatural vision – the inner projection of your destination. When God takes you there inside, nobody else is there but you and God. What you see within and where you have been in your spirit will get you through even when the storm in the middle looks overwhelming.
The vision of God for your life is so powerful. It changes everything about you and make you the embodiment of your own assignment. It changes your vocabulary. It changes the way you speak. It changes your perspective. It changes your worldview. And so, though you might feel low today, but God has taken you to high places, and because you’ve been there in the Spirit, you are speaking the language of your future. You are saying I’m great. And everyone might be looking at you and wondering if you lost your mind. You know that your physical position is not your expected end.
People might doubt you at the beginning and naysayers might roll their eyes at you, but you keep declaring what God has put into your spirit, keep bringing your God-destination into reality and the storm in the middle will give way for you to pass because the grace and favor of God is upon your life. You must hold on strong and not allow the middle ground crisis to blow you away. Nobody walks the way from the bottom in just one step. It takes many little steps and processes to be a world changer. As you go one step at a time, you will realize that you are not where you used to be.
Have you ever sat down, and you began to wonder if what you believe is true? If God will do what He says He will do? And there is conflict and battle that’s going on inside of you about what God said He is going to do in your life. Have you ever sat down alone? And you’re in doubt? Wondering, what if I don’t get this? What if I never received my harvest? What if I never step into my season of fulfillment? What if I never receive what God promised me. That is the battle in the middle ground? The Battle of not being where you’re going? You don’t fit where you’re coming, but you have not yet obtained where you’re going. And the devil says to you, Quit now! The devil is a liar. It has already happened in the Spirit. It has taken place within you, and it is bound to manifest in nature. The enemy will try to create the battle of the inner conflict to make you doubt the Word God gave you. God’s grace will take you to your fullness of purpose. You will not drown in the middle.
The first few days when you hit the gym and you start lifting those heavy kilos, it will stretch your muscles; and do you know what happens to your muscle? it begins to hurt and swell but that’s not the time to give up. Keep moving by God’s grace and you will arrive in your place of God’s promise.
1 Corinthians 15:41. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star in glory.
The above scripture delineates the fact that all of God’s creation is endowed with a distinctive measure of glory. The sun, the moon, the stars, the mighty oceans and all their inhabitants, the majestic mountains in all their splendor, each member of the animal kingdom; everything in the order of nature is crafted by God to demonstrate its own unique dimension of glory. Man who is the crown of God’s creation is made with even a surpassing dimension of glory.
As Evidence of This Glory, Please Note the Followings:
What Is The Manifestation Of Glory Of God In Man
Whatever Stops Man From Manifesting The Different Dimensions Of The Glory Of God Is From The devil And Is A Violation Of Divine Order
Today, many believers are still living below the glory of God, because the enemy has robbed them of what is their right in the Kingdom of Christ. Do you want to discover and fulfil your personal glory? Then I dare you to take a step further by discovering and manifesting to the fullest that glory which the Lord has deposited into you. It’s time for the restoration of your personal glory.
If You Are Going To Enjoy The Glory Of God In Your Life, You Must Be Ready At All Times To Confront The devil In Prayers And Take Back What Belongs To You By Force
The following prayers from God’s Word will help you to align your spirit-man towards a conscious pursuit and restoration of this glory. There is more to your life than the world has ever seen. God is bringing you to the place where you can actually say that all things around you are beautiful…glorious.
Prayers From The Word.
Restoration Of My Glory
While the church often focuses on the acts of the Holy Spirit, there is much ignorance on the art of the Spirit; making the workings of God seem more of a happenstance of mystery. When you understand the art of the Spirit and in this context, it means a skill at doing a specified thing, typically one acquired through practice, then you will gain mastery of the workings of God and you’ll be able to have recurrent manifestation of the acts of the Spirit, every time, everywhere. You can become a Kingdom technocrat – a member of God’s skilled elite – and you can command reactions and answers with precision and accuracy.
Many believers and even ministers are still unstable and uncertain in their dealings in the God-realm. They have so many unanswered prayers and failed expectations in their lives and are unsure of the actual strategy and rule of engagement to navigate the frequency of the Spirit with one hundred percent guarantee of answer. So, they just pray and hope for an answer. If the answer comes, they get excited and when they don’t receive any, they assume that it might not be the right timing.
BE A KINGDOM EXPERT
God wants us to approach the throne of grace with confidence and assurance that is unwavering. Most times when a believer is not able to navigate the supernatural on this level of precision, it is due to ignorance and not having received the level of cultivation that is required to move on this level. The vessels that will be used by God for the greatest harvest of souls, miracles, signs and wonders in the endtime move of the Spirit which the world had never seen are people who navigate the supernatural with mastery and not mystery. They are Kingdom sharpshooters with failure-proof accuracy and get results every time because they have been taught how. Today, I am focused on teaching you how to gain mastery of the workings of the Spirit. Come along.
FAILURE-PROOF ACCURACY AND PRECISION
From Enoch in the Old Testament, who walked with God with such consistency and alacrity that he literally vanished from natural existence, Genesis 5:24 Enoch walked steadily with God. And then one day he was simply gone: God took him” to Paul who boldly professed that he in fact is a Kingdom master builder,
The men of Issachar in 1 Chronicles 12:32, also fit this Kingdom elite. The scripture says, “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment”. Because of their understanding of times, seasons and the right course of action, these men established their jurisdictional authority and influence.
Elisha was an expert at navigating the prophetic realm. He had unraveled the mystery and mastered the rule of engagement. When he was visited by the kings of Israel and Judah and they enquired a prophetic word from God, Elisha knew exactly what to do to invoke the manifested Presence of Elohim. He said in 2 Kings 3:15, “But now bring me a musician.” And when the musician played, the hand of the LORD came upon him” That was not a coincidence. Worship invokes God’s Presence and Elisha knew this law and navigated the realm with precision.
Psalm 103:7 is a profound passage that reveals the distinction between mastering the art of God and just seeing the acts of God. Here, scripture says, “He revealed his plans to Moses and let the people of Israel see his mighty deeds.” Moses knew the tactics, strategies and the rule of engagement of God, but the Israelites only gained access to the acts or deeds of God. So they were always bewildered by what God was doing. Choose to operate like Moses and move gracefully with high level capacity and guarantee of delivery of answers every time.
BECOME A WORKER OF MIRACLES
Recently, the Lord unraveled to me and brought to my consciousness the true meaning of one particular gift of the Spirit; In , the Bible indicates,
A worker is a person who does a specified type of work or who works in a specified way.
A worker is someone who has gained expertise and understands a specified skill.
This means God wants you to be a Worker of Miracles who has gained mastery to the spiritual law of manifesting miracles to the extent that you can produce the same results every time.
GOD HAS GUARANTEED HIS WORD BY AN ETERNAL ORDER
The God-factor to manifest His Word and His Promise in the earth realm is constant. “Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven [standing firm and unchangeable” Psalm 119:89. The Lord has engraved eternal warranty on His Word by His own eternal integrity. “For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself”” Hebrews 6:13. Again the scripture says in Hebrews 6:18, “So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us”. This level of guarantee about the integrity and authority of God’’ Word to deliver failure-proof results every time is more than anyone on earth can give. By the eternal order and the supreme code of heaven, you are already empowered to move beyond the realm of guess or uncertainty.
GOD ALWAYS SAYS YES
I sometimes hear some Christians and even preachers make some ignorant remarks such as, “God always gives three answers to prayers, Yes, No or Wait ” This sounds very religious but couldn’t be further from the truth. The scripture says in 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory”. Yes! That’s God’s answer to all the promises made to you. Yes and Amen to your breakthrough. Yes to your advancement. Yes to your kingdom exploits. Glory to God! Wouldn’t it be exciting if you get one hundred percent answer to your prayers one hundred percent of the time?
Since God’s vertical alignment is constant and sealed by His eternal integrity, I want to help you establish your horizontal alignment. This is usually the missing link that causes many believers to wobble concerning the mastery of miracles and the God-supernatural.
THERE ARE DIFFERENT LEVELS IN GOD
The main key to mastering the art of the Spirit is growth.When you remain a baby and immature, the workings of the Spirit seem like a mystery to you.
“Think of it this way. If a father dies and leaves an inheritance for his young children, those children are not much better off than slaves until they grow up, even though they actually own everything their father had”. Galatians 4:1
“But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained their senses to distinguish good from evil. “Hebrews 5:14. This scripture holds the answer to this level of grace and capacity
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So, he inquired as to the hour when his son had recovered, and they told him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.” Then the father realized that this was the very hour in which Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and all his household believed (John 4:52-53).
Has it ever occurred to you that at the same time when you were thinking about someone or talking about them, they just happened to call or text you? Amazed about what seemed to be a coincidence, you exclaimed, “You will not believe it if I told you that I was just thinking about you.” What if I told you that such an occurrence is not actually a coincidence? It is an indication of the invisible frequency of the Spirit realm and just like your telephone network, there are several lines of communication on the spiritual frequency. Imagine the tremendous possibilities that you will command once you understand this realm and are able to consciously navigate it to your advantage.
Satellite technology has created unlimited signals and frequencies in the air everywhere at any given time. From mobile phone networks to radio frequencies and television signals; some corporate and privately owned, others controlled by the government and the military, the number of frequencies available in any given space in the world is alarming. Most of these networks and signals will not be accessible to you because they are coded, and you need a decoder to access it. For example, your mobile phone service provider has installed a telecommunication network in the air. You have access to this network because you have inserted a Subscriber Identity Module – SIM card into your phone, a smart card that stores identification information that pinpoints a smartphone to a specific mobile network. If you didn’t have the SIM or decoder to a particular network, you would not have access to that network. You wouldn’t’’ even know it existed in your space.
Similarly, in the Spirit realm there are infinite frequencies, networks, signals and energies in the atmosphere at any given time. All these signals and networks come from two main sources – The Spirit of God and Satanic Spirits. God sends unlimited frequencies, signals, and networks to the earth realm to communicate His will, plans, strategies, blessings and supernatural intelligence. The frequency of God is spiritual and only those who have the unique Subscriber Identity Module – SIM card inserted into their spirit-man can decode the frequency and gain access to the message.
God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).
Every unique virtue and value that God communicates is disseminated on unique frequencies. Not one blessing is transmitted on multiple networks and channels. For you to gain access to a particular frequency or network, you must tune your spirit to that network. Therefore, some believers have breakthroughs in one aspect of their lives because they have received a line of communication on that network and yet struggle in another dimension where they have not yet gained access to the working of God in that network. Whatever network of the Spirit to which you have not gained access seems non-existent to you. Today I pray that the eye of your understanding becomes enlightened into the network of the Spirit where you are presently struggling. Let the Holy Spirit activate your inner man and give you access to that network in Jesus Christ’s Name.
Since there are unique networks for all that God disseminates to the earth realm, it means if we were to highlight all the networks and channels of the Spirit of God, all the books in the world, it would not be sufficient.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and decisions and how unfathomable and untraceable are His ways! (Romans 11:33, AMP).
These are just like a drop in the ocean of the different networks and the frequencies of the Spirit of God that are waiting for you to tap into and manifest the realities of these dimensions in the earth realm. In Acts 8;30, the Ethiopian Eunuch was reading the Writing of Isaiah about the Messiah, but the network of the Spirit about the revelation in that text was not yet opened unto him. So, their words seemed gibberish. However, the Holy Spirit compelled Phillip to join him on the Chariot. Phillip asked the Ethiopian Eunuch the classic question, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The man responded in verse 31, “How can I,” he said, “unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him”.
Do you desire to gain access into the networks of the Spirit that seem strange to your reality right now? The heavens will open, and miracles will begin to happen in your life. The men and women who have had unique encounters with the glory of God only gained access into the networks of the Spirit of God that was always there but was shrouded from them until they tapped into that frequency. Paul gave an account of one of such encounters in 2 Corinthians 12:1-3:
“I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of it I do not know, but God knows. And I know that this man— whether in the body or out of it I do not know, but God knows— was caught up to Paradise. The things he heard were too sacred for words, things that man is not permitted to tell”
Imagine how exciting your walk with God and the capacity of your anointing will be in the earth realm if you could gain access to all the networks of the Spirit that are relevant to your assignment and consciously navigate this realm with accuracy and precision. The Lord would be able to send a quick message with the speed of light through the network of the Spirit that you have gained access and instantly, your inner man would receive God’s instructions in detail. This would give you an advantage to win and be seven steps ahead in life. You also could sit in your house in Toronto, Canada and communicate God’s healing power to someone in Accra, Ghana and they would receive the message instantly and healing will take place on the frequency and network of healing by the Spirit of God.
The new wave of the Spirit that just hit the earth will bring alignment and access into many networks and frequencies of the Spirit which the saints have not been familiar with. The Lord has sent me to herald these dimensions of God and prepare the Body of Christ for the greatest manifestation of the sons of God which the world has never seen. Let me show you five significant steps that will navigate you into specific networks, frequencies, and signals of the Spirit of God.
1). ASK FOR THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
The Holy Spirit is the Revelator of God’s mysteries. He is the Service Provider of all of God’s Networks. You cannot gain access to any of God’s signals without the Holy Spirit. Ask Him to give you subscription to wisdom, kingdom prosperity, works of miracles, prophetic intercession, whatever dimension of God you desire, ask the Holy Spirit to sign you up. He is waiting for you to ask and you will receive.
However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come (John 16:13).
2). WALK IN THE COMPANY OF ANOINTED PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY NAVIGATING ON THAT FREQUENCY.
The Holy Spirit will give you access and then godly relationships with people who are already navigating on that network will help to finetune your access and show you how to communicate effectively on that God-frequency. Many have received access into the realm but are not growing in it because they are not cultivated by tutors, mentors, and governors. There are no abstract blessings in God. Whatever you desire is already given to someone and if you are humble to learn from the people who are already moving freely on that frequency, you will manifest that realm of glory faster. Phillip helped the Ethiopian Eunuch to gain access and navigate the mystery of the Messianic Revelation of Jesus Christ. Naomi gave Ruth the right cultivation into the frequency and networks of marrying into the lineage of royalty in Israel. God will send an anointed mentor into your life that will align you with the next realm of God that you need to walk in.
3). WORDS ARE THE CONDUIT FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF VIRTUE ON THE NETWORK OF THE SPIRIT.
The Spoken Words are the lines of command that convey coded and uncoded information through a supernatural frequency or network. As God grants you access into His realm, you become more aware of the power of your words. At this level, you cannot just open your mouth and say just about anything you feel like. You must be very prophetic, intention and strategic with your words. Imagine you had the direct line to the President of the United States. If you dialed that number, would you use idle words or crack some jokes? You understand how important that line is, so you are very intentional about what you say and how you say it. When the channel of your spirit opens to God’s network, you become a co-creator with God. Those who walk with God on this level have learnt to bridle their mouth and say fewer words because they recognize the enormous power that is released when they speak.
4). TURN ON YOUR SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION
How you perceive reality and respond to life must align with the Word of God. The Holy Spirit will use many scenarios in your environment to communicate the deeper revelation of the Spirit to you and you must be discerning of the deeper revelations that God will show you in everything. God can speak to you through the circumstances of your life; good or bad – and through the circumstances of other people’s lives. You can get specific instructions through nature or through the cry of. Baby. The heavens can open over you and you can receive downloads through music or through raindrops. At every time, you must tune your inner man to the network of the Lord and ask Him to communicate His heart to you.
One of the most unforgettable experiences I had with the Holy Spirit happened many years ago. On this occasion, I was woken up from a deep sleep by a loud ring on my phone. The Lord called me on my cell phone. Firstly, I never use alarms because I do not need them. Secondly, there was no number showing on my phone. Thirdly, the Phone was turned off. The Holy Spirit woke me up with a loud ring on my phone and when I got up, He spoke to me and said, “It is I that is calling you -it’s time to speak to the Father” When your spiritual network becomes activated, you will be amazed at many lines of communication that God can use to speak to you.
5). WALK IN OBEDIENCE
Can the Father trust you with the top-secret intelligence of heaven and send you on assignment that requires urgency as a Kingdom technocrat? God’s Word carries heavy instructions that pertains to eternal grand plans and agenda that is too intricate and delicate for the natural mind to comprehend. So, when He speaks, it carries such a weight of significance such that failure to carry it out has dire consequences. Those who delay executing the instructions given through God’s line of communication put God’s plan at risk and the Lord won’t entrust very important assignments to them. Don’t ask God to talk to you if you are not willing and ready to do what He will tell you to do. God’s Word always carries an instruction. His Word is not an opinion. It is a command that must be obeyed with urgency and failure to do this can short circuit your network. There are many who used to hear clearly from the Lord but because they do not carry out what He is instructing them to do, they soon become dull of hearing and lose the line of communication with the Father.
Finally, my brethren please understand that the enemy also seeks to establish a line of communication with our spirit from which it can manipulate us and send toxic information of fear, doubt, anxiety and condemnation. Do not allow the enemy to gain access to your inner man. Shut the gates of your spirit to satan and open yourself to God and He will establish a network with your spirit and show you great and mighty things which you have not known. I love you dearly and I am praying for you. Share this message to everyone you know and bring them into the light of this truth.
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Long before medical experts coined a name for that awful overwhelming feeling of despair and despondency that cripples the mind and drains the very desire for existence out of its victims, the Bible had identified the reality of depression and offered God’s answer to this malady. One scripture that stands out to me out of many is,
“The spirit of a man sustains him in sickness, But as for a broken spirit, who can bear it? (Proverbs 18:14)
If your body gets sick, the aura of your inner being – your spirit, among other things aids your recovery. However, when depression sets in, it cripples the inner faculty of a person and when the human spirit breaks down it impacts adversely on the body. God’s answer to depression is to heal you from within and I want to show you how.
LOOK BEYOND THE SURFACE
The Bible clearly makes it clear that man is a tripartite being. You are by essence a Spirit Being who has a Soul and lives in a Body. In the order of priority, your Spirit comes first, then your soul and last is the Body. Your Spirit is the real you – that is what connects you with God. The Spirit is where Salvation essentially takes place and that’s where the Holy Spirit indwells. The Spirit connects with your Soul and then your Body. That’s why it is possible for you to have dreams of something futuristic and then a few years later, you find yourself in that same spot in the physical realm. Your Spirit can discern something that you may not necessarily comprehend in the natural at first, but you just know in your guts – like they call it, that something does not seem right.
When your Spirit is alive and well, nothing on the outside can break you. The inner force of your spirit can propel you to accomplish mighty feats, conquer the world and fulfill your loftiest dreams. True joy and happiness are a byproduct of a wholesome and healthy Spirit and not from the abundance of possessions or accolades. It is possible to live in a palace and feel miserable and a man might have no penny to his name and still have the bell in his heart ring for joy. This is why many rich and famous people are committing suicide. No amount of money, exotic cars, mansions, fame or even influence can bring wholeness to an ailing spirit.
Your Spirit is where God speaks to you and breathes His life there because it is the seat of your being, that’s where everything else comes together. The enemy also understands the significance of your Spirit. he knows that if he can defeat you in your Spirit, everything else will fall apart, So, he will unleash his most vicious attacks against you at the core of your Spirit – but the devil is a liar, God’s glory covers you now in your inner man in Jesus Christ Name, Someone might be wondering why I am expatiating more on the subject of the human Spirit – when in fact this article is about depression. Well, that is essentially what depression is – a broken Spirit. You see that lack of joy and motivation that comes with depression are all indications that something deeper within is wrong and complete freedom from depression is possible from that place of healing and wholeness at the core of your being – in your Spirit.
LIFE CAN’T HOLD YOU DOWN
The circumstances of life are usually the doorway that gives access to the depression into a person’s spirit. It could be the loss of a loved one, all manner of abuse, rape, incest, betrayal and disappointment in a relationship, failure in business and career and it could be a result of dissatisfaction and emptiness from success and fame instead of a presumed sense of fulfillment. Something on the outside always opens the door – this is what the psychotherapists call a Trigger. A young man of about 16 years walked in on a suicide scene and saw the lifeless body of his friend hanging from the ceiling, that one incident put a scar on him and opened him up to depression. He struggled with the heavy burden until one day, he also hung himself from the ceiling just as his friend did.
Depression attack operates like a cycle of despondency. A negative occurrence on the outside (Body) overwhelms the mind, sickens the emotions, controls the will (Soul) and ultimately attacks the Spirit – at this point, hopelessness and suicidal tendencies step in because the Spirit is the very essence that supports life. The Word Spirit originates from the Hebrew Word Ruwach ˆwhich literally means Breath of Air or Life. The transformation power of God’s Word and Spirit can reverse this cycle by empowering you in your inner man to exercise authority over the circumstances of your life. They might not change immediately; however, they will not be able to control you but you will control the circumstances in your life.
THE SPIRITS OF DEPRESSION
Another interesting twist to the subject of depression is to understand the active agents or carriers of depression. If depression is an attack that targets your Spirit, then the carriers are spiritual agents. These spirits of depression are intelligent and intentional beings that leech on their victims like a parasite and use the circumstances of their lives as an access point to inject slow poison of despair, despondency and depression which then suck the very life out of them. The tactics that these depression demons utilize is to magnify these negative circumstances of life to a ginormous proportion by whispering thoughts and ideas of misery into their sub-consciousness using first person words, so it sounds like they are your thoughts. “Nobody loves me” “It’s all over” “Everything is my fault” “I can’t live with this shame” “The whole world is talking about me” These words come with heavy bombardments that destroy the morale of its victims until it drowns the very life in misery and hopelessness.
GOD’S TRUTH IS YOUR LINE OF DEFENSE
God’s truth is that there is no negative experience that you might go through in this life that He has not already given you the power and grace to overcome. Your entire life is more precious than one event that occurs within it. You cannot fully understand a book by reading only one chapter. If you have life, you have hope and that means it’s not over for you yet and God has greater things in store for you.
EVERYONE IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO DEPRESSION
Life happens to everyone, We all experience different negative circumstances. Being a Christian does not exclude you from many bumpy twists and turns that come with life. The enemy as an active opportunist lurks around waiting to take advantage of your down time to attack you with despair and depression. The same afflictions are accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. However, that is not the end of the story. Just like in every kind of attack or tactic that we might face in this life, God has already made a way of escape for us. We have victory in Jesus over fear, diseases, shame, poverty and indeed over depression.
7 PRACTICAL STEPS TO OVERCOME DEPRESSION
1. HAVE A GOD PERSPECTIVE TO YOUR REALITY.
Depression colors the negative circumstances of your life with the gray shades of finality which breeds hopelessness. This is contrary to what God’s Word says about our trials. “Weeping may endure for a night, joy comes in the morning” When you stand with God, you can never run out of options because Jesus is the cup that won’t run dry. I know many people whose story didn’t start on a high note. Life hit hard, darkness loomed about their heads, they seem to have lost everything. But at the end, God came through for them and at the end, He turned the sorrow into joy. He will do the same for you. Make this God-perspective your reality.
2. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT
Depression comes with a negative thought pattern that is consistent with fear, shame, and misery. Often, these thoughts are not even of your own doing but the manipulation of whispering demons. Keep a watch over your thoughts and once you catch yourself in these repetitive negative thoughts, instantly interrupt the cycle by casting down imagination and bringing every thought to the obedience of Christ. One strategy that I have found very helpful is what I call Victory SOS “Speak Out Loud” Don’t just try to think away negative thoughts – interrupt it with God’s Word and speak it out loud.
3. RELEASE THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS
Somebody is always responsible for the negative events that you suffered and when you think of the pain, you think of the people that caused the pain. The natural response would be to channel all the anger and pain to that individual or individuals. Frustration brings more frustration; anger brings more anger and pain brings more pain. Only you have the power to break that cycle by choosing to forgive the person. You can forgive a person from your heart without their consent, however if it won’t escalate the situation and put your safety at risk, you can also call the individuals involved and tell them how much they hurt you and of your decision to forgive them by God’s grace.
Forgiveness doesn’t necessarily mean you should give them access to your life. However, it does mean you have released yourself from the influence they have over you to control how you feel and inflict pain. Most people feel better and regain their personal power over those who hurt them after heartfelt forgiveness.
4. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH ENCOURAGERS
Depression often comes with a feeling of isolation; don’t fall for it. Isolation brings desolation. I often hear people battling depression use words like, “Nobody understands me” “I am all by myself” It’s easy to cut others off especially when people you trusted before had disappointed you. That is the wrong strategy. It’s when you are at your lowest you need people the most. Good people, Godly people, encouragers, voices of hope and restoration and there are many of them that God will strategically position into your life. Do not cut them off. In moments like this, being a part of a Church family is a great asset to navigate murky waters of life. Please note that being in the company of people who are battling depression in an anonymous group is not a healthy balance to recovery. If you feel weak, align yourself with people who are strong in the area where you are weak.
5. EMBRACE THE GARMENT OF PRAISE
God’s response to depression is the anointing of joy. This is a special grace that makes it possible for your spirit man to recover and be lifted to a place of ecstatic supernatural excitement that is not necessarily factored by what is happening around you. I have seen this special anointing at work in the lives of many people. One time I ministered to a lady suffering from major depression disorder. She was gloomy and deeply melancholy. She just sat on the chair and looked away like a statue. I laid hands on her and prayed gently, “Father baptize her with the Spirit of joy and take away the spirit of heaviness in Jesus Christ Name” The anointing hit her so strongly that was slain under God’s power. Then she began laughing hysterically. Then the laughter intensified. I asked her, “Why are you laughing”” She said, Ïdont know, I just feel like a fountain of joy has been released in my belly” I release the Spirit of joy into your life today in Jesus Christ Name
6. LIVE IN THE WORD OF GOD
Write every Bible verse that speaks about victory over depression. Memorize them and make bold declarations of these scriptures many times in a day. The Word of God possesses creative power and I have seen many lives transformed by the power of the Word. A lady was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and was always weak and sickly. When she encountered this ministry, the Lord told me to print out healing scriptures for her. So, I compiled about 100 scriptures and told her to memorize them and continue to speak it out boldly. About a month later she returned with a testimony of healing. God had healed her completely and her genotype had been transformed. Let the Word of God pull you out of despair, anxiety, and depression.
7. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF NECESSARY
As much as depression is directly linked with your spirit, the adverse impact does affect the physical body and in the process of recovery and healing, it is wise to seek medical attention. While God is moving, working on your inside, He has given wisdom to medical experts to help you with some of your physical health needs.
“And He said to them, Come after Me [as disciples – letting Me be your Guide], follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!” (Matthew 4:19).
Follow Me, and I will make you; these seven words wonderfully spoken by the Lord Jesus is the marching order to greatness in the Kingdom! It is the blueprint which has unlocked the destinies of all good men from the beginning until now. Saints have obeyed these words and found their onward motion to greatness in them. Mortal destinies have fulfilled immoral purposes and heaven has kissed the earth because men heard and obeyed the Lord’s decree when it came out expressly saying, Follow Me and I will make you.
Darkness loomed about their heads. They were desperate fishermen who toiled all night, always freezing in the cold of the open sea in search of fish. They had hungry families to feed and heavy taxes to pay to the Romans who had colonized their country. Sometimes they caught a little, but most of the time they caught nothing which was a great struggle for them to make two ends meet. Their lives were empty and void, they were stuck in the rut of unproductive routine. This was the lot of Peter and Andrew, his brother before they met Jesus. Their story is similar to many in modern times who jump from one end of the city to another in the quest for survival. Frustrated and caught up in the cycle of defeat, they have given up to a presumed fate that success and prosperity is for everyone except them. Something amazing happened to the Galilean fishermen that changed the course of their lives forever. They met Jesus. One encounter with Jesus makes all the difference. There were other fishermen by the Sea of Galilee on that morning, but God hand picked these two men to favor them. Your encounter the anointing upon this ministry is a divine life jacket for you that will aid your swim out of the waters of frustrations into your Fairhaven.
A REVELATION OF YOUR PROPHETIC DESTINY
In a twinkling of an eye, their lives were going to experience a complete turnaround. The voice of destiny was calling them to disdain mediocrity and walk in the paths of greatness which God had ordained for them. They were ordinary fishermen, the Sea had been all they knew and lived by; but there was more to their lives that they were not aware of. They were destined to be world changers, history makers, but they were ignorant of who they were. When Jesus called out their names and gave them a revelation of their divine destiny, it was an eye-opener to God’s original purpose for their lives. The Word of God sheds lights to the darkness that overshadows our consciousness and gives us a revelation of who we were made to be. The Word of the Lord located these men, the King of kings sent for them saying, Follow Me and I will make you. Indeed such a word could only be spoken by a man who has the authority and power to give meaning, purpose and direction to their bewildered souls.
GOD IS CALLING YOU TO MORE
If her majesty the Queen of England would take a stroll on the street, arrayed in her royal apparel with all the honor and power of her sovereignty and suddenly, among the cheering crowd, she looked upon a peasant in his depravity and fastened her eyes upon him. The royal gaze would have been sufficient to impact the impression of a lasting sweet memory on the peasant. Then imagine the Queen taking the gesture of grace even to a greater dimension by uttering those life changing lines to the peasant “Follow me and I will make you”, will he not jump up immediately and follow the royal summon? The peasant knows very well that it would be the call of destiny; the Royalty who had called upon him had the power and wherewithal to transform the course of his life completely. “For the word of a king is authority and power, and who can say to him, what are you doing?”(Ecclesiastes 8:4)
If the decree of an earthly ruler would carry such a weight of authority that can make an entire army advance into battle, how then powerful shall be the decree of the King of heaven Whose Kingdom transcends the scope of this present life, when he says to you,, Follow Me and I will make you. No matter how deep the pit that you are in might be, if you can also hear the voice of Jesus, His power will lift you out of the miry clay and set your feet upon the rock. One of satan’s strategies is to use the circumstances of life to push you down to a position when your potentials are locked in and we become demoralized. If your life has come to this point when you know that God has more for you than what you are now, when there is a longing in your heart for new horizons, you need to run towards the Lord and receive a definite Word that will give direction to your confusion and bring you out of every tight corner.
RESPOND TO GOD BY FAITH
As they followed the King, unschooled fishermen were on their way to becoming men who turned the world upside down; they would practically crumble the Roman Empire from within. Their influence would exceed the limits of their own generation and set ablaze generations yet unborn. As illiterate as they were, their writings would later constitute part of the Inspired Word of God, which modern theologians and scholars would continue to postulate different hypotheses to unravel its mysteries.
How was it that Simon Peter became so bold to challenge the authority of the Sanhedrin, – a council of seventy senators among the Jews, usually with the addition of the high priest as president, who determined the most important affairs of the nation to defend his faith without fear? How was he able to step out and take a stroll on the raging Sea of Galilee? How was his shadow able to heal the sick and cast out evil spirits? With what authority was he able to raise Tabitha who was already confirmed dead? In response, Peter would lift his calm face to heaven and smilingly answer, “He said to me, ‘Follow Me and I will make you’ and I simply followed”. When Christ becomes your Torch Bearer, you never walk in darkness. Christ is the Sun of righteousness and when we are positioned in Him, our light begins to shine to illuminate this dark word. Your life can produce unbelievable miracles, success and productivity when you stop trying to handle matters in your own strength, turn over the wheel to Jesus and enjoy the ride to the top. Follow Him and He will make you.
This powerful phrase Follow Me and I will make you is the password of the ages, the secret code by which all the Patriarchs of old who through faith subdued kingdoms and obtained the promise released their prophetic destinies. Think of Abraham, who left the place of his childhood with Sarah to a land of which he knew nothing. He lived a nomadic life and journeyed about the promised land. He waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. He eventually became the Father of many Nations, and obtained the Messianic legacy which no other obtained before and after him. What was the beginning of the exceptional feats of Abraham? How is he able to keep on living, though he is dead? The answer is found in Gen 12:1-2 when God called Abraham, ‘Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country… and I will make you. Those who hear the voice of God, the world will hear them. Those who bend their knees to God will not bend them to any man. This is the open secret of many who are producing greatness for Jesus today, please do likewise.
The list is endless of a thousand of the faithful ones in ancient and modern times who have received colorful destinies and stood out among their contemporaries by simply obeying the King’s summon when He called out, Follow Me and I will make you. Many of these heroes of faith were men of no-repute, without any charm or brilliance. Today, many people brag and claim to be self-made. I do not know anything about being self-made, because as for me and my brethren, we are a God-made breed. Those of us who are privileged to follow in the footsteps of the Lord can only recite with John Newton, in the fifth stanza of his hymn Amazing Grace, Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.
As foolish men followed the One Who is the Wisdom of God they became wise. Weak and feeble men followed Him who is the Strength of the ages and they obtained the power to accomplish the impossible. Only eternity can fully comprehend the wealth of possibilities embedded in the simple command, Follow Me and I will make you. God’s will is that your name joins in the league of the Champions who are fulfilling their Destiny in rigorousness. Today, take the first step after the footsteps of the King of Glory. Follow Him and let Him make you.
BECOME A DISCIPLE
The salvation experience is an entrance point into the Kingdom, however for you to access your Kingdom inheritance; you need to understand the mysteries of the Kingdom. You have to dig deep into the dynamics of the Kingdom and comprehend strategic alliance with God’s covenant. You cannot enjoy the full benefits of God’s Kingdom by choosing to dwell on the surface. You must be willing to move in the steps of Christ to speak as He speaks, to think as he thinks and to envision as He envisions. Only then will your life produce the same results that the Lord produces. God has to release into your spirit a paradigm that will cause you to have the right orientation that will align with His purpose for your life. You might be asking, how do I follow in the footsteps of the King? Come along.
An ancient way of education was the method of apprenticeship. Students would enroll to study under the tutelage of a renowned teacher. The students would live with and serve the Rabbi for the length of time of their studies. This kind of education exceeded just the acquisition of knowledge in a career line. It embraced training of the total man in discipline and character building. The credibility of any student depended on the quality of the Rabbi whom he served under. Paul prided himself as being a disciple of Gamaliel, a doctor of the law held in high reputation by all the people in Israel. Elisha was a student under the tutelage of Elijah and he received a double portion of the anointing of his master.
“Now when they saw the boldness and unfettered eloquence of Peter and John and perceived that they were unlearned and untrained in the schools [common men with no educational advantages], they marveled; and recognized that they had been with Jesus” Acts 4:13. Jesus Christ reproduced in His disciples exactly who he was. They rubbed off on his character, power and miracles. It is a glorious privilege to keep step with the marching order of the King of kings. Will you not like Peter and Andrew follow on in the Master’s step and become a student in His Academy of Abundant Life.
This was exactly the strategy which the Lord adopted when He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach with power to heal sicknesses and cast out demons. These men left everything behind and just followed the Lord everywhere He went and did exactly what they saw Him do. They were family men with domestic commitments, but they left all that behind and followed after Him because they knew that He had the words of eternal life. He was the key that would unlock their prophetic destinies. It was not so long before the influence which He impressed in them began to mold them into brand new men.
The logic behind the Master’s method of mentorship was simple: To make them exactly who He Is. The mode of teaching was exemplary. He used His own life as a pattern for His early disciples and for us too to follow. He modeled for them exactly what He wanted them to become. If we are going to experience transformation in the world, we need to understand that the world does not need a motto to say, but the world needs a model to see. Jesus Christ did not hold a special conference on prayer, to teach the disciples the 21 principles of prevailing prayers. He simply prayed. They saw how He sent the multitudes away, went up on the mountain by Himself to pray alone with the Father. They observed that whenever He spent time alone in prayer, he returned with a higher dimension of God’s miracle working power.
It soon became clear to them that prayer was the secret of His power. As He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray ”. We live in an age of ideologies. There is a vast increase in knowledge and inventions. However, God’s methodologies are eternal and immovable. The ways of God are superior to the inferior systems of the world. If we must manifest the glories of the celestial realm in the earth realm, then we must bypass the culture and approach of the world and walk only as Jesus walked.
If you are going to enroll in the Academy of Abundant Life under the tutelage of the Rabbi Jesus Christ, if you are going to work the works of God and disdain the average life, you must first agree to the conditions of enrolment to the School. This is how the Master Himself puts it, “If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also]” Matthew 16:24. These words are the dividing lines which separates the true disciples from the everyday Church goers.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14).
The exuberant fans watching the game of soccer seem like they can play the game more than the professional players on the field. You will hear people exclaim, “‘Turn right, turn left, why did you play like that? What are you paid to do?” The reality is, the game seems easier when you are watching through your TV. Everything seems easier when you are just talking about it.
People might assume that your life seems easier when they look at you from afar. They do not actually know the things you have to grapple with every single day. Some folks will even try to lend you some advice based on their opinion of the things going on in your life, about your journey, about the things God has called you to do. It is easier to criticize other people when you don’t know their story.
On the other hand, there are those who will envy your blessings without putting into factor what you had to go through to arrive at that point of blessing and favor. They might look at your house and wonder how lucky you must be. People can look at your life from a distance and make easy assumptions without knowing your pain, your story, they don’t know your situation, they don’t know where you’re coming from, they don’t know the prayers that you had to pray. They don’t know the hours you stayed up at night and they’re not going to understand why God is blessing you the way God is blessing you. Somebody halfway around the world might look at your life and probably think you have it easier because you live in certain countries. They might even say to themselves, “If I also live in Canada or the United States, I’d be able to make more money than you.” Little do they know the overwhelming bills that people in North America have to grapple with everyday. Other people’s lives seem easier when you are looking at it from a distance. A young pretty girl once looked at an older lady and asked her, “You seem very beautiful, why are you not married?” the older lady replied, “”keep coming this way”
As you walk through the journey of faith certain truths become apparent to you;
Do not compete, just run your race.
People’s lives seem easier when you are looking from a distance. The moment you get into the picture of the reality, you realize that it’s not as easy as it looks; that everybody is going through something; that you are not the only one is dealing with something, that you’re not the only one that cries sometimes; and that uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
Everybody needs to face their own journey. That’s the number one secret I want to give you now. You have to face your own assignment. The call of God is so strong in your life to succeed. The Lord has called you to be a winner. The Lord says, ‘I’ve called you to succeed.’ This is the year the Lord is calling His people to be exceptionally successful. He is calling you to thrive.
“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.” (Genesis 26:12-14).
Whenever you are talking about walking in increase, when your increase reaches the level that God wants it to reach, it will attract envy. Can you deal with envy? I know you want God’s blessings on your life but can you deal with people talking about you? As our ministry continues to grow with new campuses being opened in different countries, one day I noticed that everybody that is operating in the dimension of ministry that God is bringing us into are heavily criticized.
There might be some measure of adversity but you have to completely set your eyes on the call of God in your life and make sure you accomplish it. We need to know what we are not called to do and avoid them. We are not called to fail, to loiter or to meander. We are not called to form a pity party; to get opinionated or to double guess. We are called to make it. If there is any year we must hit the runway and take off, it is this year. I just feel in my spirit that the heavens are opened and there is something for everyone that knows their calling and gets on the lane. God says He is going to accelerate them this year. This is the year of your life.
The specific assignment you are given becomes complicated and difficult when you get occupied doing what we are not called to do. Do not lose sight of what you are called to do. You have to bury every prejudice and every stronghold that the devil will use to take your focus away from your number one assignment; which is to succeed in your assignment; to win souls for Christ and expand God’’ Kingdom on earth. When you know your calling, get in your race and run with the vision.
What God is telling you to do is not going to happen under the wings of your own power. It’s not going to happen just because you are hard working. God will bless you because you are connected to the revelation of the Word of God. Soak yourself in the Word of God, get in the Word of God. You are not called to listen to the words of man, you are called to listen to the Word of God. Your dreams are fired up in the Word of God. In other words without the Word there is no success in the Kingdom. You are not of the world, you have to know the formula of the Kingdom. You cannot even pray without the Word of God. Your prayer will have authority when you’re praying out the Word of God. When the Word of God comes out of your mouth, it empowers you and propels your deliverance. The Bible says, He sent forth His Word and His Word runneth swiftly and healed them and delivered them from destruction (Psalm 147:15). Make a resolution to succeed. Don’t live your life to please people this year, live your life to glorify God.
Psalm 86:17 Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me (NIV).
Have you ever felt like God remembered everybody else but skipped your case? The overwhelming situations of life might make you wonder if God had not forgotten you, why then is life still on the same level? You may have been looking at the watch and saying to yourself “why is nothing significant happening in my life? It is already end of the first quarter of the year and I thought things would be better by now”
God is about to send you forth; Help is coming from heaven. I feel it coming. I feel a breakthrough coming. I feel deliverance coming. I feel restoration coming. I feel Prosperity coming. I don’t know what you see but I see the supernatural. I want to tell you that God has not forgotten you. God is giving you the kind of blessing that you cannot hide. People will see what God is doing in your life. The devil will see the glory of God that is coming into your life. The Lord gives you a sign of His goodness today.
This is Your Season of Overflow!
God is a faithful God. I have learned about the faithfulness of God. You cannot judge His faithfulness by your situation
The Bible says,
“Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written: “So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge” (Romans 3:4).
He is the only unchangeable God. The Word of God stands for all eternity. Sometimes during the experiences of life, we begin to shake and prattle. We begin to shiver like the leaves by the sea, but your shaking does not move God. God is moved by his Word and when you begin to press the button of the Word of God the Gates of Heaven will open.
Today, look the devil in the eye and say satan hear the word of the Lord. I am going to hold on to the Word of God. My God is unshakable, my God is unmovable, my God is unbreakable, and my God will do what he says He will do. You need to have a rugged faith to be able to pull through the face of adversity because sometimes you meet some situations that you did not plan for. Sometimes you deal with some cynical people, and it looks like your back is against the wall. When you have nobody else to turn to, turn to God and say like the Psalmist,
Psalm 121;1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Before we step into the Promised Land, there is always a wilderness experience. This is where Giants are made. Robert Schuller wrote a book in the 70s titled Tough Times Never Last, Tough People Do. I need you to roll up your sleeves and talk to yourself about your tough times, my breakthrough is on the horizon. If you can hold on there and believe God and His Word, the tough time will expire. At that season when you don’t know what’s going to happen, when everybody thinks it is over, that is when God shows up in your favor. Gods got you covered when nobody knows you. God’s got your back. Do not judge yourself by where you are. It is not about where you are, but it is who you are. Where you are does not change who you are.
God has a plan, and He is a Master Strategist. He knows where you are going, He is taking you to the land of your promise. The journey does not always look like the destination. Sometimes you can be in the midst of the crowd and still feel alone. Now that’s when your spirit becomes really pressed. Destiny is in the womb of the spirit. When God places Destiny inside of you, the Lord begins to nurture that destiny. Your destiny is calling for manifestation. God is calling you to a place bigger. You are in the 11th Hour. Do not abandon your place of Destiny. Every affliction has an expiry date.
When the season of your manifestation is about to come, God will begin to facilitate His plans in the realm of the spirit. When your time of favor comes, when you’re feeling a miracle is around the corner, when God is about to move in your life like Esther from being a little girl and turn you into a queen. When God is about to put the spotlight of Destiny on you, when God is about to turn your little business into an international brand, there are Seven (7) Signs that begin ‘s to manifest
Sign #1: Dissatisfaction with Your Present Situation
When the time comes for your elevation, God begins to cause situations around you to feel uncomfortable. The job you used to like, you don’t like it anymore. Get over it, your time is up! The place that you’ve stayed and loved cannot accommodate you anymore. The sons of the prophet said to Elisha “This place is too small for us” 2nd kings 6:1. It is time to move. The baby who has stayed in the womb for nine months and enjoyed every bit of it suddenly begins to feel uncomfortable and when to get out of the womb because his time for the next level has come. When our church first moved to Calgary, God gave us a sizable building where we conducted services, however, when the time for the next level came, we outgrew the place and needed to go forward. When you have that intense dissatisfaction with your present level, it’s a sign that your breakthrough is around the corner.
Sign #2: An intense Urge to Pray
This is a sign that God wants you to call upon him. By the principles of heaven, God is a Responder. God by his nature does not initiate the miracle but he responds to your call. He responds to prayer. The Bible says in the Holy Spirit who lives in us, makes intercession for us.
Likewise, the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered (Romans 8:26).
The Holy Ghost intercedes for you in the realm of the spirit. When you pray in the Spirit you are calling the next level forth. You can call your prosperity. You can call your miracle. Prayer is like food, you don’t stop until you are full. You pray to the level that prayer has to satisfy you.
Sign #3: Opposition Will Emerge In Your Present Situation
You always meet haters on the way to your destiny. Oftentimes, God uses people to promote you. The haters are like sandpapers that rub against you to bring you to your finest. The Bible says Nehman hated Mordecai. When your season of promotion comes somebody will pick on you but your enemies are there to announce you. God put them to celebrate you and to pave the way for you. The hater is an indicator of your time of breakthrough.
Sign #4: The Courage To Make Life-Altering Decisions
When you are close to your destiny, the Spirit of the Lord begins to cause you to make some life altering decisions in your life. There are some people that cannot follow you to where you’re going. There are some jobs you have to end without getting a new one. This is when you say I am done with this level. When it was time for Esther to step into her destiny she told Mordechai,
“If I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:16).
You must get to the point of resolution in your journey where you make up your mind that let the worse happen, I am going to put this right and put God at the center stage of my life
Sign #5: Sacrificial Giving
When you are close to your destiny, the Lord will ask you to make some sacrificial giving. Your giving connects you to the unlimited resources of God. It is a Covenant. You must understand that you cannot pay for your destiny. You can pay for your life and meet its basic needs, but you cannot pay for your destiny. Only God can pay for your destiny. When it comes to destiny, God must send your check from heaven because it is beyond your income. God will send help. If you are still sitting where you are going by what you earn, then God is not in your business. When God is involved, you must expect miracles. My destiny is outrageously enormous, and God must be paying. Your giving connects you with the God who can pay your bills. Sacrifice has a voice that speaks for you in the time of your adversity. God remembers your offering. Hezekiah turned to the wall, and he began to make a calculation of his chronicles with God and his destiny was extended. Many of us are delaying Destiny because we do not understand the power of sacrifice. If your money cannot meet your need, then it is a seed.
Sign #6: Download of Revelation and Direction
God begins to download revelation into your spirit. He gives you an idea. He gives you a Word. Child of God, God has one million ways of blessing you with one million dollars and can give you ideas that will make you step into outrageous financial prosperity, and you will still have a million more to give. Do not waste the Ideas God is giving to you in this season.
Sign #7: God will Position with Strategic Partners
God begins to position people that matter in your life. He begins to connect you with somebody. God will cause the right people to think about you.
I pray that the power of God will come upon you mightily even right now. I released the Grace of God to connect the dots in your life and cause everything to come together. I want to midwife your destiny. I want to stand with you in spirit and propel the anointing of God in your life to push and birth something in your life. I feel a breakthrough coming into your life! Receive it in Jesus’ name!