We wrestle not flesh and blood

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The enemy tries to attack in various forms and kinds and would have us believe that it is all natural. But today brethren I want to exhort to look deeper into the challenges that you are facing. All good gifts come from above. Anything that does not fall into good is of the enemy and must be renounced in faith. Standing upon the word of the Lord resolute and unmoved! Jesus endured the cross because He looked at the joy ahead.

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

Don’t be tempted to look at the natural for answers but as Paul clearly says, we wrestle not flesh and blood but we are dealing with
1. Principalities
2. Powers
3. Rulers of darkness of this world
4. Spiritual wickedness in high places

It may sound overwhelming but this week I found a song that blessed my spirit called, “This is how I fight my battles. It may look like I am surrounded but I am surrounded by you.”

The Psalmist asked, “If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do?” His answer, “ The Lord is in His Holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold..” You are not out of His sight! It might look like you are cornered but you are surrounded by Him! He is your deliverer, call to Him now.

Discard fear saint because even though the enemy is still active on earth, God is supreme. Put your trust completely on the blood of the Lamb that was shed!

Yes it may look like you surrounded but you are surrounded by Him! Don’t fear, keep walking by faith!

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Weekly Meditation

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And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it. (Ruth 4:6)

The story of Ruth is well known amongst Bible readers, she was a virtuous woman who chose to stick with her mother in law when she left the country of Moab.

However, my focus today is not Boaz but the relative who had the first right to take Ruth to raise an inheritance for the family. As we all know, Ruth became the mother of Obed who became the father of Jesse and Jesse the father of David and Jesus came in this lineage.

He refused to take Ruth because he would mar his inheritance but guess what, he denied a greater inheritance than what he thought he had. I feel his decision was based on pride and disobedience of the laws.

This week I encourage you to look at your own life and find those areas of pride. Areas where you disobeyed God’s word because of how you felt about what people will think about you. Take time to repent. What God presents before you might look like nothing but it holds greater things in the future.

Will you deny a Ruth because she is from Moab yet God has chosen her?

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The Cross

From the Shepherd's Desk by Charles Magaiza

Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (Col 2:14 KJV)

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Without Him, life is a cosmic of opposition and distress. A burden akin to swimming against the flow of a mighty river! It is spent in pain and tears. This is serious; the world was tailored to reject you. An inhabitable land for any human to survive and live a maximum life on his own!

Today put the cross into perspective. Understand its purpose because a lack of knowledge will keep you in bondage. By death on the cross, Jesus blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against you. All the laws and regulations that were put together by the enemy of your soul (the devil) were wiped away. The ordinances do not contain your name anymore! They are void of effect in the law that now governs your life.

You cannot be a slave of poverty; it was one of the things on these ordinances. You cannot be a slave of disease. Fear cannot enslave you. All forms of spirits and marauding demons that kept generations past in your family in bondage meet their demise at the cross. The cross took these things out of your way, meaning you must progress unhindered! He nailed this document to His cross giving you freedom to live, prosper, succeed and raise the next generation of champions.

The one who does not understand what Jesus did on the cross remains in the darkest alley of life. Groping, he is directionless and his spirit an open shaft for the devil and his cohorts to use at will, to volunteer for every experiment pleasing to their sight and kill without blinking. The cross is the sure plan given for your victory. It is an assurance of a great tomorrow, an insurance policy that pays whilst you live.

Contemplate the power of the cross today, consider the blood that was shed for the freedom that you must gladly receive. Life is a gift to you, live it to the full to please the One who gave His life so you can have yours. Live it with knowledge of Him. Express the uniqueness He put in you. Shine bright, that the world will rejoice in the One who made you. Refuse a low life governed by the enemy’s laws and rise above the limitations around you. If you have not received Jesus as Lord and Saviour yet, make it a point you do as you contemplate the price He paid for your freedom.

Happy Easter!

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TURN ON THE POWER (PART 1)

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But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8 KJV)

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Power in its many variations can mean many things. There is nothing as tragic as a lack of power where power must be applied. It is a blessing in any family to have at least one who has power. It is an opportunity to boast knowing that their matters can be solved quickly. Power can translate to financial power, political power, academic power and power of knowledge. We could also even look at mechanical power, electrical power and many other ways of its manifestation.

Well, in our family we are not just blessed with One who has power but this power has been passed on to all of us. Everything was happening too fast for the early Church. Just three years of effective ministry for Jesus. In that time when the disciples were just getting to know Him and understand His mission He was dead and hanging on the cross. After three days He was up and started appearing to them. It was a roller coaster of emotions! Before long He announced His departure to the ruffled disciples but here is the key… “You shall receive power…” This power is dunamis; it is force like the force of a huge army. A dynamic ability to cause changes!

His departure was technically an arrival on a large scale in the person of the Holy Spirit. The unleashing of the Holy Ghost into the world of believers, the very force and power of God! This only means believers should live a dynamic life! The army of heaven the Holy Spirit has come to dwell in those that receive Him! In the face of this power all other power wilts and surrenders.

This is the power that was on Samson when he picked the gates of a secure city and went uphill with them. This is the power that was on Peter when his shadow healed the sick in the streets. It is this power that was on Jesus Himself when He set free a man from a legion of demons.

This power that is beyond the analysis of man is on you today as His child. Do great things because you are powerful. Refuse to be bogged down by situations- any form of situation.

Declare this

I do not lack power in any area as I am equipped with the very force of heaven which supersedes all the other forms of power available. I HAVE POWER!

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WAR OF WORDS (PART 3)

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A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (Pro 18:20-21 KJV)

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Has it ever occurred to you that out of creation, it is humans that are given the ability to speak? Languages may differ but speech remains a unique capability. The ability to speak and communicate has brought about development and a civilization that other creatures must envy.

Words are triggers in the spirit realm. They set in motion things that become big. The mouth is a small trigger which boasts of big results. It is the most productive member capable of bringing fulfilment to all the other members of the body. It wields the power of increase; out of it one can acquire substance. On the reverse, it can be a source of bitter waters issuing only death to the whole body and those around.

The devil was defeated and has no power; he will only be effective if he works together with you. One of the ways is to get you to speak words, manipulate the creative power already in you and bring about his agenda in your life.

Today, deploy a guard over your mouth. Hold on to your confession of faith! Raise words of victory from your mouth. For as long as you live, do not entertain some words on your mouth. The world is surprised about the amount of decay in the younger citizens and they wonder why? Listen to their music, they can’t sing along to “I am bad!” and remain good. They can’t sing along, if the devil can put it in your ear, it’s in your mind and then when it is your mouth, the cycle is complete. They can’t sing along to Britney Spear’s Femme Fatale and retain sexual integrity. They can’t sing along to Gaga’s Judas and continue to esteem Christ as king in their lives.

Declare this,
Today, take charge of the words that proceed out of my mouth. Death and life are in the power of my tongue. Shout, I CHOOSE LIFE!

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WAR OF WORDS (PART 2)

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And GOD said, “Good eyes! I’m sticking with you. I’ll make every word I give you come true.” (Jer 1:12 KJV)

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Every word that God speaks is effective and powerful. He will not let it come back to Him without finishing its designated task. There is a word on your life and today, you must join God in the fulfilment of that word.

Words are building blocks, capable of putting together whatever you desire. God used words in creation. Your victory has always been in your mouth. When you start speaking as God speaks, you will see the same results that God sees.

Don’t give impetus to the negative things around you by speaking them. Don’t glorify that poverty by letting it paint the walls of your heart with its effect such that your words become poverty only. Draw words of power from the Word of God and speak those words. Don’t let that disease break you inside transforming your words into words of death. Refuse to agree with the work of the enemy using your mouth. Raise your levels by declaring words of power!

God has given you the power to create things and it is in your mouth. The word is nigh thee even in your mouth (Rom 10:8). Never let your mouth go on a rampage speaking the wrong things. God is watching over his word to perform it, He will make His Word come true. It is therefore not wisdom to declare and speak the circumstances! Wisdom is speaking the word of God even in the situations you face. People might think you are mad but better for them to think that rather than for them to attend your funeral. The wrong words can kill faster than leprosy. Job’s wife said to Job, “Curse God and die (Job 2:9).” She knew he would die faster than the time the leprosy he was languishing in would take to kill him.

Today, change your speaking regime! Declare words of power. I am the healed of God, poverty is not my portion, my marriage is a wonder, and fear is not my portion… let all types of good words proceed out your mouth and begin to build yourself up for a victorious life.

Declare this,
I tune my mouth to declare the word of God only. I refuse to speak the natural circumstances in Jesus’ name.

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WAR OF WORDS 1

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No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. (Isa 54:17 KJV)

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Words create, they build and with time they become real things. They are the foundation of everything manifest in the physical. God used words in creation. He fashioned this world using words. What is the significance of this to us as God’s children?

In the spirit realm, there are weapons that are constantly fashioned against your life. The intention of the enemy has never been anything but your destruction, confusion, fear and death. He tries every tactic he can find to achieve this ultimate agenda. Today I want you to know that there is no weapon formed or fashioned against you that will prosper. This is a true word but you need to take charge to ensure that these weapons take no effect on your life. You have a duty to deal with every word that is raised against you.

This is how it works, when words are spoken, some that you hear and others you don’t, you stand in a place where you must exercise authority over these words. To destroy them before they take effect and root. For words are like seeds that will germinate into plants and if they are negative judgments, they will bring a life of hardship and pain. You fight words with words, you must therefore rise up with decrees of your own, speaking in agreement with the Word of God. Uprooting all words of discord in the realm of the spirit that are operating against you!

You have the responsibility to speak into your own life. Don’t look for pity from people and position your life for failure through negatively positioning yourself with your words. Today you will declare your own promotion, your own increase, your own joy and your own success. No one will do this for you but yourself. Indeed not a single weapon will prosper as you rise to condemn every word that is raised against you in judgment. The power has been put into your mouth to ensure that you fortify the walls of your life.

It is your responsibility to ensure your success. God has done everything that He must for your victory and success; it is left to you to maintain these using your mouth and words. You will succeed in this season! Heaven has conspired to ensure you make it!

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We are redeemed! – Prayer & Fasting Day 6

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In Christ there is so much that has been given to us that we should never overlook. Our lives were revived and we were fished out of the pit within which the enemy had buried us. This happened gave up our rights to the enemy. God’s plan was always to redeem us and He did so. Look at this prophetic word in the book of Psalm:

Psalms 85:10 (KJV)
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

God has released mercy on you. Righteousness has been given as a gift to us. Peace is part of the package of being a son of God. You have to be bold and claim your rights otherwise the enemy will tease you owing to a lack of knowledge. Rise above all this and declare God’s Word over your life and situation!

As you pray today,
# Do it with the knowledge that mercy has been released on your life.
# Find scriptures that relate to your situation and pray declaring this truth.
# Thank God for the gift of righteousness.
# Declare peace over your life, loved ones and that relates to you.

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Prayer & Fasting Day 5

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One of the greatest gifts that came with you salvation is wisdom. If we look and see the wisdom Solomon received, you carry much more in this covenant. Let’s go to one demonstration of this wisdom, it was of two prostitutes who came to him. There was a dead child and a living one. He made an amazing judgment to pinpoint who the living child belonged to.

1 Kings 3:28 (KJV)
And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.

The Apostle Paul tells us;

1 Corinthians 1:30
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

God Has made Christ unto us wisdom. You need to function in this wisdom. It is already given to you, you have it already. Don’t waste it, make use it to change circumstances in your life. Many are praying for wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. Things they already have. That is praying amiss.

Today as you pray ask,
# For understanding of the wisdom you already have.
# Like Solomon, exercise that wisdom and make a name for yourself.
# Wisdom gives the ability of judgment and making proper decisions
#Ask for direction for 2018 using God’s wisdom not your own senses.
# Declare that yours is the living child.

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You are a new creature! – Prayer & Fasting Day 4

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The main thing that matters now is that you are a new creature. Not traditions and other things. Paul elaborates and shows us that when Christ died and received him as Lord, we became new creatures. Our sins were removed and we began a new life as new creatures. We might look like the next person to us but if they are not born again, we are vastly different.

Galatians 6:15
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

There is no longer a dividing line between us and Jews, what matters is receiving Christ. Circumcision and uncircumcised have all become traditions. If one has not received Christ, they are spiritually dead, even if they hold a PHD in Theology.

Today I challenge you to raise the bar in terms of your spirituality. As a new creature you live above all the interruptions of the devil. No demon nor witchcraft can hold you back.

#As you pray today, ask for a deeper revelation about your being a new creature.
#Ask for souls so that they may become new creatures too.
#Remind the devil that you are superhuman and a new creature.
#Raise the bar, pray on day four, it’s not over till God the Father says so.e Father says so.

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