THE POWER OF FAITH

And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. (Genesis 21:1-2 KJV)

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, it is the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). You ought to notice here that faith is the substance so the one who believes must consider himself a holder of the thing that he is believing for.

When you hold on to the word of God and His promises, He is sure to fulfill everything that He has spoken. Many miss the mark because they are not consistent in their faith. The above scripture clearly tells us that the Lord visited Sarah as He had promised! Here was a 90 year old woman, her system was unable to give birth anymore but because God the maker of everything had spoken, it happened.

Right at the set time, God came through but it needed faith from Abraham to keep the wheels of the promise in traction! You have to believe! No matter what circumstance you face, if God Has spoken it, He will fulfill it. He is able to do exceeding abundantly above our thoughts and imaginations (Ephesians 3:20).

Jesus cursed the fig tree and it dried from its roots! The disciples marveled and Jesus answered them and said, “Have faith in God.” He continued and said in Matthew 21:22
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” When you pray are you believing? Do you have faith of the end result or you are just being religious? ‘Whatsoever you shall ask’, there are no things that faith distinguishes. It is cable of bringing healing, deliverance, financial liberty and favour into your life. Whatever it is as long as it’s in His word in will be delivered.

What did you pray for today? Did you pray in faith (believing)? The enemy will come and knock at the door to challenge the word of God and your faith. Don’t allow him to do so, continue declaring what the Word of God says and he will leave you alone. Faith holds power to move mountains. It can reorganize things in your life. You might have been born in poverty, faith can raise you up to wealth! You might have been told the disease in your system is incurable, faith holds the power to move that mountain.

I encourage you today not to give up. Your miracle is around the corner. Look how long Abraham waited for Isaac? He believed that God who had promised would surely do it according to His word.

Today I pray for you that your spirit man may be reignited and that faith will arise in you to deal with every circumstance. This is a shield capable of changing things on your behalf and turning back all the negative arrows of the enemy.

Declare this,
Today I believe that my situation is due for change. I lift the shield of faith and quench all the arrows of the enemy. I wait upon the Lord believing that He will fulfill every word He spoke in my life in Jesus’ name!

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THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS PART 2

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. (Matthew 18:21-22 KJV)

People have been asking, how many times must I forgive? Peter had the same question and approached Jesus. It seems the belief was to forgive seven times and then after take revenge. Jesus answered him and said he must forgive seventy times seven times. That seems a big number to reach on a single day. What Jesus is saying is that you don’t have to take the law into your own hands or scheme vengeance against the wrong doer. When you forgive you set yourself free.

Vengeance is of the Lord (Romans 12:19). He sees things that are done in secret and will grant vengeance. Remember He spoke and He said He will fight for you. When you try to take vengeance yourself, you may end up taking spiritual battles into the physical and there you are bound to lose it all.

Many wars that have come with much destruction before could have been prevented in this world through forgiveness. There is no limit to the number of times you must forgive. You can do it over and over again. The winner in all this is you.

Help yourself today, no matter how painful, you can detach yourself from the pain by forgiving. You can receive healing from that disease by forgiving. Close the door to the enemy assault on your life through forgiveness. Don’t hold on to unforgiveness, it’s poison for your soul.

If it’s money that was stolen or unfairly taken, forgive! Your source is God and He will give you more. Always look ahead! Jesus in all the persecution from His own people focused on His redemptive work. He saw the joy that was ahead and forgave them.

Hebrews 12:2 (KJV)
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

I pray for you today that your heart opens up to forgive those that have wronged you. May He grant you power to pray even for your enemies in Jesus’ name.

Declare this,
Lord I thank you for awakening my heart to forgive those who wronged me. I surrender myself to you and ask for your mercy to reign over me. Forgive me for habouring bitterness against some people in my life.

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THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. (Acts 7:60 KJV)

One of the heaviest burdens to carry is that of un-forgiveness. Justly you may have been wronged and abused and it feels correct not to forgive. However, the other person who has wronged you can repent of their acts and God forgives them. The one who remains in danger is the one who was wronged.

Jesus understood the power of forgiveness and the disciples that followed after. As He hung on the cross, He did not condemn those who were crucifying Him but He said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

Stephen a man greatly used of God was captured, tortured and falsely accused with false witnesses coming up. He was brought before the judges and explained fully what he preached in contrast to the accusers. After this, they were offended. They led him out of the city and they started stoning him to death. He knew that if he died without speaking certain words, these people would never access the very salvation he preached including the great Apostle Paul. He said, “Lord lay not this sin on their charge.” He forgave them even when they were busy killing him.

Time and again I have had to forgive people who either stole from me or abused my name. Was it to their benefit, no it was mostly to mine! Forgiveness unlocks closed doors. The devil takes advantage of areas of unforgiveness and uses them to condemn your life even though you were the victim. Remember He is the accuser of the brethren.

Many have been healed of all manner of sicknesses and disease when they chose to forgive. Others have testified to financial troubles going away because they chose to forgive. Holding to the wrong done to you just steals time and vitality from you.

Like Stephen today you need to come to a place where you forgive all those who wronged you. Pray for them! Forgiveness is not ignoring them, but it must flow from the heart. I pray for you today that you find the grace to forgive!

Declare this,
Lord thank you for your word is awakening me to the need to forgive. I lay my heart before you and forgive all those who have trespassed against me in Jesus’ name.

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THE POWER OF HUMILITY

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: (Philippians 2:7 KJV)

Jesus was equal with God being part of the trinity! He was above all things as He created them together with the Father. The love of human kind that was under the hands and control of the devil owing to Adam’s treason was something that needed to be dealt with.

The Son of the living God was willing to strip Himself and took upon himself the form of a servant. He was made in the likeness of man who at the time was under the shackles of the devil. This was the way He would bring redemption to God’s creation! It was humility never seen before, it led even to death on the cross. This resulted in God exalting Him and gave Him a name that is above all names.

Philippians 2:10-11

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

At the mention of His name, every knee should bow in all heaven and in all earth. Jesus had to confront the same temptations, challenges and confrontations with the enemy. He was led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil but He stood on the Word! Responding by saying what was written in the Word.

Today you can take hold of His name and speak it into the circumstances of you life. There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain. The enemy knows it and the only way he can keep people as slaves is to keep them in ignorance and by keeping them in doubt of the power in the name. Under the cover of His name, everything that has a name must bow! It can be a disease, financial challenges, relationships that are in trouble or whatever the situation. Just call on the name of Jesus. You will be a witness of miracles! As you call on His name, don’t doubt, do it with faith and full assurance that it will work in your situation.

There is power in humility, it brings elevation. Pride goes before a fall but humility unlocks greater things. Today I pray for you that you recognize the power of humility and receive your promotion from the Father.

Declare this,
I speak the name of Jesus and I know that at the mention of it every knee bows and every tongue confesses His Lordship. All the agents of the enemy assigned against me are bowing today in Jesus’ name because the price for my redemption was paid already.

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HEALING WINGS

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. (Malachi 4:2 KJV)

It is always God’s desire to show His love to His children. One of those ways is healing! When we look at the ministry of Jesus on earth, one of the things He constantly did was healing the sick and delivering those that were oppressed of the devil. Remember He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13:8). This kind of ministry was continued in the lives of the apostles and is very much alive today.

God is not the author of disease, neither does He put disease on His children to punish them or teach them a lesson! His desire is for us to be well and live in health until we are satisfied. He wants to satisfy His children with long life (Psalm 91:16). This is not a life of toil but a life full of His grace and favour.

Now with this understanding, it is clear that the source of all disease is not God. He is the author of health and vitality. One of the things you need to do is settle it in your heart that the disease you are battling is not from God and it is not God’s will for your life! The next step is to stand on the Word of God a renounce the disease as you exercise your faith standing on God’s word and His promises.

Malachi in the above scripture clearly states that to those who fear His name, the Sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings. As you dwell in His presence, there is a release of healing rays that must keep you in health and vitality. If you have walked with Him and you experience something, don’t condemn yourself or God. The source is Satan, carefully follow the word of God. It is the one that will lead to your recovery. Sometimes it might not happen instantly but continue to present a solid front in your faith and words. No matter how difficult the situation, faith in the Word will deal with it.

I pray for you today that as you enter the presence of God with thanksgiving in your heart, the healing rays from the Sun of righteousness are dealing with every disease and pain in your body in Jesus’ name.

Declare this,
I am a child of a King therefore I am an heir to His promises. I present myself in His presence and resist any form of deception from the enemy. I receive my healing as it was paid for already on the Cross in Jesus’ name.

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Interceding my way into 2017~ Day 7

There is too much power in thanksgiving! Jesus showed us this as He stood by the grave of Lazarus before raising him from the dead. His prayer was simply thanksgiving. “Father I thank thee thou hast heard me.” (John 11:41). After this, He raised His voice and said, “Lazarus come forth.” The dead man arose!

Psalms 100:4-5 says, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” It is God that has brought you into this year. If it wasn’t for Him you would have perished. You are designed to dwell in His presence, this is where your spirit man draws strength and flourishes. You can enter His gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.

As you pray today,
>Give Him thanks for the year 2017. It is by His grace you are here.
>Be thankful to Him for what He has done so far and what He will do. All good gifts are from above.
>Thank Him for His mercy and His word which endures to all generations.
>Believe, thank Him before you even see your request come to life.

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Interceding my way into 2017~ Day 6

Child of God, we are at war! We are being targeted by the enemy who has an intention of destroying the new creation being. He lost the battle in the heavens and he tries to pour his wrath on the remnant~ those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (Revelation 12:17)

The dragon, whose name is Satan, that old serpent who has deceived the whole world was cast onto the earth. He has therefore declared war on the remnant! 1 Peter 5:8 says be vigilant, be sober for your adversary goes around as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.

As you pray this what you must do;

1. Put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:11)
2. Be in the Word, make it a habit to study the Word. Know the word for yourself less you fall to deceptions even in churches.
3. Live a life of prayer~ one of the devil’s weapons is prayer-less-ness, it separates you from fellowship with God.
4. Flee sin~ run away! Take heed of the prompting of the Spirit and flee. Don’t entertain it in your mind, immediately cast it out.
5. Total obedience to God~ quick and immediate obedience to the voice of the Spirit of God is important.

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Interceding my way into 2017~ Day 5

The Word of the Lord is the most powerful force in heaven and on earth. All creation is a result of the word of God! He spoke and said, “Let there be light and there was light.” When He speaks things will align with His word.
Jeremiah 22:29 says, “O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.” If the earth hears the word of the Lord, your situation must hear the word of God! That disease, that financial situation, that fear and depression. It must all hear the word of the Lord! Jesus said in John 10:10, “I came that they might have life and life in abundance.” Take the word of God, speak it into your situation in faith. Surely this has to be your year as you continue declaring the word. That situation will hear the word of God!
As you Pray,
>Do not fear, take God’s word and speak it over that situation.
>Refuse anything that isn’t consistent with the great promises of God in the word.
>Claim the promises of God over your life in 2017, He is faithful.
>Give Him thanks for His word, a change of story beckons in your life.

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Interceding my way into 2017~ Day 4

Don’t confine Jesus to work in a certain way as He is not limited in His ways. The man that was born blind was regarded a sinner under the Jewish laws. Jesus mixed His spittle with clay and anointed the eyes of the blind man. He told him”GO” wash in the pool of Siloam! (John 9:6-7)

Raw obedience to His Word and voice of God is a great part of faith. When instructed, he did not argue that I can’t see, how do I find my way? Faith needs acting on the Word even when it is hard to do so! His testimony was, “I went and washed and I received sight.” (John 9:11).
As you pray,
>There are stubborn situations requiring you to go to second gear of faith, pray for the help of the Holy Spirit to put natural reasoning aside.
>Pray for the ability to obey His Word without reservation. Only believe and all things are possible.
>Act on the word, don’t delay your obedience. Just as you would quickly start working on the project from your boss, do the same with His Word.
> Declare as you pray that it’s my turn to testify!

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Interceding my way into 2017~ Day 3

God is the author of all good things. He is delighted in seeing His children prosper and make progress. Today we see in Zechariah 4:9 God declaring that the hands of Zerubbabel laid the foundation of the house and his hands would finish it! Did your hands start a business, building a house, raising children or any other endeavor? Your hands shall finish it according to the word of the Lord,

Pray these prayer points today,

>I will live to see my grandchildren, I will live until I am satisfied.
>Satan take your hands off me as you were overcome on the cross. Jesus took my sin, sickness and pain.
>These hands will finish everything that I have started, I will not give up but will continue pushing for my spiritual inheritance.
>Declare that you and your family dwell in the secret place of the most high and that you covered by His wings.
>This year will be better as I grow spiritually and as my spirit man gain the ascendancy over the natural man. I will hear the voice of God clearly.
>My hands are blessed and they will be a blessing to others!

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