IS THERE NO BALM IN GILEAD?

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people restored? [Because Zion no longer enjoyed the presence of the Great Physician!] (Jeremiah 8:22 AMP)

Healing and health is the children’s bread and from the Old Testament, we see this as part of the covenant for those under God’s covering. Going into the New Testament, when Jesus begins His ministry announcing the Good News, He was against the bondage that the devil had imposed on the people. He cast out demons, healed the sick and preached the gospel.

Jeremiah laments in the Old Testament, perplexed by the amount of sickness that surrounded him. From his words we may glean some reasons why the people remained sick yet when they left Egypt, they were in perfect health and had promises from God for divine health. He poses a question, is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no Physician there? He is not asking for medical science but spiritual solutions! Balm stands for medicine but to Jeremiah’s wonder, why was the health of the people not restored?They had resorted to other solutions but not the great Physician! They had sought other gods which were really Satan at work.

When the covering of the Physician is absent, the devil brings all sorts of disease and sickness upon the people. He is the author of the same. It is important to therefore bring yourself under the covering of the physician. He is the one who is able to bring to pass all the promises of divine health in your life.

Jesus is the Physician, His healing promises are the balm. We need to hold on to these promises, stand upon them in faith and believe that He is able to fulfill His word and promises upon your life. Jesus kept saying to those He healed, “thy faith has made the whole.” It doesn’t matter your struggle today, look up to the great Physician whose ministry exposed the devil’s work of bringing sickness upon the people. These promises will work when you put yourself under His covering, Him alone. Give your life to the Lord and walk under His guidance.

There is a balm in Gilead and a Physician there, His name is Jesus Christ. I encourage you to put yourself under His covering, follow His instructions and you will be a witness of His faithfulness. Declare His healing promises over your life and you will witness the same grace the people saw when He came to announce the gospel.

I pray for you that every form of sickness and pain be removed from your life as you surrender your life to the great physician.

Declare this,
I thank you Father for giving the great Physician and the balm of Gilead. I bring myself under the cover of the great Physician and I thank you for all manner of sickness is departing from me in Jesus’ name.

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VICTORY IS IN YOUR CAMP

Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: (2 Corinthians 2:14-15 KJV)

We are meant to be God’s billboard, His example of the privileges that belong to those who choose for Christ to dwell in their hearts. Whatever situation you face in your life, you are assured of victory as you keep your heart anchored on His word and your eyes firmly focused on Him.

The Apostle Paul had seen a lot of challenges, tribulation, near death situations and persecution in his life. In all this, he acknowledges that God always causes us to triumph and experience victory. The testimony itself will be like a perfume of his knowledge to those who do not know God and encouragement to those who know Him.

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What are you facing today? You can hold on to this word, with assurance that He will come through. Is it a disease, or a financial situation? Before you give up know that He always causes victory if we keep standing. In their journey from Egypt, the children of Israel witnessed a mighty victory in the crossing of the Red Sea and in seeing their enemy dead upon the shores. As they progressed they came to a place where there was no water, some of them started to murmur. Moses prayed and the Lord showed him a plant which turned bitter waters into water they could consume (Exodus 15:25). Just as they progressed, they came to a Elim, a place which had twelve wells of water (Exodus 15:27). I encourage you today, it might look dry but victory is in your camp. Keep moving forward! I see twelve wells ahead of you. Refuse for the enemy to make you complain too early. Victory is in your camp!

Face that situation with courage! He who has began a good work in you will finish it. He is forever faithful to ensure you make it no matter what the enemy has planned against you. Keep standing, keep confessing the word! I pray for you today that you find victory in your situation today no matter what things are looking like.

Declare this,
I shout out my thanksgiving to God who gives me victory in every situation. I refuse to give up. I refuse to murmur. I am a testimony and source of knowledge for the whole world of what God can do.

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Day 28 – Unbelief – 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer 2015

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Unbelief is the Greek word apistia which in its simplicity means faithlessness or disbelief. Now this may sound simple when dealing with simplified life matters like work situations,  relationships etc but has strong spiritual implications capable of shipwrecking ones life completely.

Faith is the key to any form of progress in God’s kingdom.

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

When there is no faith and unbelief fills the heart, it is impossible to please God~ IMPOSSIBLE! No matter how you try, it won’t happen. Jesus the son of God, carrying all the power heaven bestowed was limited by unbelief;

Matthew 13:58
And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

His power was cut short in it operation because of unbelief! The season we are entering needs total belief, there should be no shadow of doubt in God’s word inside of you. Your belief has to go to a level where it says, “God will do what He says He will do!” You have to develop a stubbornness concerning God’s word that even though the enemy tries to break in, your faith is resolute and can’t be moved by anything.

God wants to do mighty works in you but get rid of unbelief. Believe His word only, taking your eyes off circumstances and gearing yourself towards seeing His hand in the land of the living! There are mighty works available for you but are you ready to believe? May the grace of God empower you to to believe beyond circumstances!

I pray for you today that mighty works will be evidenced in your life here on earth as you move from one level of glory to another. May unbelief have no place in your heart and may you see the power of God change circumstances for you in Jesus’ name!

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Day 27 – The anointing brought results – 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer 2015

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As part of his ministry, Jesus deployed the twelve to exercise power over unclean spirits.

Mark 6:7
And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

I want you to understand that this power is the power of the Holy Spirit, given in the form of anointing oil. As the twelve went forth, they experienced tremendous results. Look at this,

Mark 6:12-13
And they went out, and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

They cast out many Devils and ANOINTED with oil many that were sick and healed them. The demons that were responsible for keeping these people in bondage could not stand the power of the anointing oil Jesus had given to the twelve.

John the Baptist gives a testimony of the coming of Jesus and the great things He would be capable of;

Luke 3:16-17
John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

He admits he baptized with water but Jesus would baptize with the Holy Ghost and FIRE. His work was going to be more thorough resulting in a total purge of the floor. He would yield the harvest and burn the chaff. Now this is the power we are talking about! The Holy Spirit is represented by that oil that you will be anointed with. When this oil touches you, the Holy Spirit will begin His work for 2016! To purge the floor, gather the wheat and burn the chaff. In your body and system, everything that was wrong will be purged, everything that was is profitable will be gathered and harvested and the chaff, which excess and unprofitable will be burnt.

All I am doing is to get you ready for the work of the Holy Spirit in a few hours time. Every disease that was tormenting your body will be burnt by the fire of the Holy Spirit! Every demon that was slowing down your progress will not stand what God is out to do in this season. Raise your faith as you believe in the work that the Holy will do in your life.

This Sunday,
~He will thoroughly purge the floor (new levels)
~He will gather the wheat into in the garner (you will become more fruitful in all areas)
~He will gather the chaff and burn it with fire unquenchable

Are you ready? The Holy Spirit is ready. Your 2016 will not and should not be the same.

Uhh, I see Him gathering the chaff of that sickness, childlessness, fear, poverty, lack of progress, misfortune! That chaff of tormenting family spirits anti your progress are in trouble. Your season has come just raise your faith high, don’t let it hang low. Big things are about to happen. Will you believe with me for a new season in your life?

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Day 26 – The reason behind the word of the year – 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer 2015

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God always delights to give His children direction. When seasons come, they come with new things and new levels of anointing and challenges. It is those who carry a prophetic word that easily navigate the challenges and issues of a new season.

As you go into 2016, you go with a word that will give you insight and direction.

Acts 20:32
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

Paul commends us to God and to the word of his grace. His word is able (full of ability and power) to build you up. Now understand the whole idea of building up! It means a change of levels! It means you are being taken to a whole new dimension in your walk as a believer! The word also gives you an inheritance among them which are sanctified. The word carries an inheritance, through it you are an heir to the promises of God.

As you pray today, ask that when the word for 2016 comes, may it fulfill your inheritance. May you be part of the heirs that reap a harvest from God’s prophetic word. We are a prophetic family and what God says to us comes to pass. Refuse to be left out. Cry a cry of faith that will make you a partaker and participator of the word for the new season!

I am excited, are you? Are you ready to see God in a new way and at a new level? Your time has come, I believe that you will see  God’s hand like you have never done in your life.

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Day 25 – He healed them all – 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer 2015

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The coming of Jesus was a game changer! Through God’s ultimate plan, it took power back from the hand of Satan which he had been handed by Adam in the garden that day through deception. Talk of demonstration of power, Jesus was not out to play games, He was out to really prove to the world that God still had a heart for His creation.

You see the devil is the author of disease and torments. It delights him to see people in pathetic situations but thank God, Jesus came that we might have life in abundance. This was always God’s intention (John 10:10)

Matthew 4:24
And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

All the cases that were presented before Him, He healed them all. It didn’t matter what manner of situation it was, He functioned in authority and demonstrated the power of heaven in bringing answers to these ills.

As you continue to pray, He wants you to be an extension of that authority. The devil was defeated, he holds no power!  Power is in the hands of God’s children. You must rise up in faith and become a blessing to mankind by bringing God’s healing touch where it is needed. These become proofs and will convince the non believers on the existence of God. Those hands of yours carry power in them. Lay them on the sick and they will recover.

Are you ready to be a vessel He can use in 2016?  Yield yourself to Him, ask Him to work through you as a channel to bless the world.

 

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Day 24 – I count it as dung – 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer 2015

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The Apostle Paul’s calling is both amazing and a great blessing. God used him to be a great blessing not only to the early church but the church today.

His hunger for the fullness of Christ caused him to touch the world in a dynamic way. But there are things he needed to do to get to this level. He had to ignore the past and make a decision to move forward with the calling of the Lord. In terms of Jewish religious credentials, Paul was highly ranked but for the high calling in Christ, he had to throw it all away. Listen to what he says,

Philippians 3:8
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

His desire was to win Christ! What are you ready to give up in this season to win Christ? To win it has to be a race! Are you going to keep that stubborn head or mind and maintain pride in those credentials which you achieved in the past? Let it go! Come He says, come higher but what you are carrying is keeping you down like the law of gravity.

I continue to emphasize that He wants to use you as an answer to the ills of this world. He wants you to manifest as a son in this season. To be a great blessing to a confused world which is hungry for the supernatural. You are that answer! What are you ready to count as dung to win Christ?

Today make a reflection of your own life? Are you in the place where He wants you to be spiritually? Is the word applied in your life, is it yielding its results or your are stagnant? Everyday must be a new day in the life of faith. You must experience God on a new level. You must see God on a new level!

#Forget the past especially its failures.
#There are things you must count as dung  so as to win Christ.
#Forget the past and look to Him, take your eyes off the world.
#He is calling to a higher life. A life that is above the life you have been chasing.

 

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Day 23 – Man is a spiritual being seeking to have a human experience (Bonus message) – 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer 2015

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The starting point of anything is of importance and understanding of origins, reasons, purpose etc should not be overlooked. As already declared, you are a spiritual being seeking to have a human experience.

Never take your spiritual origin for granted. Your date of birth matters only as your entry into this side of eternity. Many spend their time without a single investment in the spirit man where things really matter. You will be surprised to see a believer of many years with no Bible and if they have it it’s not read and is one of those old books on their shelves. You have no idea how much you are making things hard for yourself! When the spirit is in place, the physical becomes easier.

1 Peter 1:23-24
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

You are born again of the word and it carries certain qualities:
It is incorruptible
It lives and abides forever

On the other end the flesh no matter How much you torn it, it withers and falls away. This means your investment has to originate from the spirit and not from the flesh. Incorruptible means immortal, this is the seed of your spirit man!. Don’t overlook it. The rest is dust and to dust it returns. Today as I expect you to continue to pray, as the Lord to revive your spirit man and gives it purpose.

Build your spirit man through prayer, fasting, meditation and an study of the word of God. This way you will promote yourself to live above the circumstances of this world. You will only only observe and see the reward of the wicked (Psa 91)

# Keep what’s important important
# Focus on the spirit man
# 1 Timothy 4:8~ For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
#Raise your level of spirituality, the key is in your hands.

 

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Day 22 – Detox your flesh and Spirit (Bonus message) – 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer 2015

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The responsibility to cleanse yourself has been given to you. All the elements you require are provided. You might have made mistakes before but in the season you could make a change that will revolutionize your life for good.

2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

There are many promises that have been given and we need to come to a place where we access them. The problem is that as you go sound filth can contaminate your flesh and spirit which does block access and enjoyment of these promises. The word cleanse here is the word katharizō which means purge or purify. You hold the responsibility to do so. God will not do it for you. You must do it for yourself. As you move around the world, there are stains that come along targeting to contaminate your spirit and flesh. Make it a point you constantly are in God’s presence so as to detox or remove these stains.

You must always purge and purify yourself. Let go that bitterness that contaminates your soul. Forgive those who wrong you. Don’t hold grudges which do not end! All this does not benefit the quality of your life as a believer! Instead it brings you backwards in your progress. As you move into 2016, make it a point that you are in a good place spiritually. This will protect you from an enemy lurking around looking for an opportunity to get in! Remember he goes around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour!

You have a big part to play, not your pastor or anyone else but you! When you become serious with the Lord He becomes serious with you. He says draw near to me and I will draw nigh unto you. You take a step towards Him and He is willing to take steps to you. All I am saying today is that take a new view of your relationship with the Lord. How important is it to you? Don’t play religion, have a relationship with him.

#Take a new grip on Him
#Detox your Spirit and flesh and allow Him to flow through you and your veins.
#You can be a wonder to your community
#Don’t go into a feast now, make it a habit of prayer and fasting.

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Day 21 – Power and authority! – 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer 2015

The word power here is dynamis, meaning miraculous power and the word authority is exousia meaning force, capacity, competency! Jesus had spent time demonstration this Himself but His main agenda was to leave a legacy so He had to demonstrate that the power He had He could pass on to His followers. Passing on meant His work would continue.

Luke 9:1
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

He called the twelve and gave them power and authority over ALL devils and to CURE diseases. I want you to notice that one of the major ministries of Jesus remains keeping all Devils under and to cure diseases. Satan is the cause of all disease. Demons are the agents or distributors of sickness. I want you to observe the results;

Luke 9:6
And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

They departed and went through the towns preaching the gospel and there was a proof, they were healing everywhere. Disease is not going to be taken away by technology, it needs the power and authority of God. Imagine then they probably had makeshift hospitals but demons were raging with making people sick. It needed power and authority! A rare order of it! The same thing today!

As a child of God, there is power and authority you have built up over the past 21 days. Go out and exercise that power! Don’t let the enemy try and convince you otherwise. You are the key, you are the answer, you are the solution! You must put Satan and his demons in their place. There are many out there looking for an answer to their physical challenges. No matter how doctors advance their studies, they don’t hold the authority and power to break the power of demons holding many people down.

Today as you pray, will you cry for power and authority? Cry to be an answer to your generation. He has never denied those who come to Him seeking. (John 16:23). He said SEEK and you will find! Seek this power and authority, it is available for Him to give it because His agenda must be advanced in 2016. You represent the balm in Gilead, you are a representative of the physician there (Jer 8:22). Put all your selfish desires aside and cry for this power and authority. All these other things will be added to you as you SEEK his face! I assure you that your life will not be the same again!

#Day 21, you have done well.
#There is power and authority available but you must seek for it.
#We don’t stop here, the world needs us more powerful and more knowledgeable.
#Be the answer to the needs of the towns and communities languishing under one form or another of the devil’s oppressions.
#Will you be one of the first 12 that were willing to go forth and preach the gospel and healing the sick?
#I volunteer myself, how about you?
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