And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia. (Ezra 4:5 KJV)

The voices that oppose might be loud for a long time but you know today that you must continue. Every big project needs a high level of endurance and your life is not a small project.

Your enemy has been in the business of frustrating for a long time. He is also well funded to hire experienced counselors to plot your downfall. You however need not to fear. Walk by faith and not by sight. You are heavenly guarded and defended. As you remain focused, determined and resolute you will be the winner at the end of the day. When Peter focused on Jesus, he walked on the water. When he looked at the boisterous winds and waves, he began to sink (Matt 14:30).

When David was unseated by his son Absalom, he was told that his most gifted counselor Ahithophel was amongst the conspirators. He prayed to God and said, ‘O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.’ (2 Samuel 15:31).

Today, we will deal with some counselors that were giving counsel against your life’s progress. We declare that their counsel is turning into foolishness. Every plan the enemy had put in place to destroy you is reversed in Jesus’ name. Like David, you will overcome every conspiracy that was targeted against you.

Declare this,
I rise above every opposing voice. I walk not be sight but by faith today. Every counselor that was working against me is meeting with the embarrassment of their counsel being turned into foolishness.

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Charles Magaiza

Charles Magaiza is the President of El Shaddai World Ministries with a teaching and preaching career spanning over 12 years. Charles is also the Pastor of the fast growing El Shaddai Family Churches in South Africa and also author of the highly motivational From the Shepherd’s Desk which reaches thousands of people every week all over the world. He is an author of a number of published books including Breaking the Invisible Barriers ©2003, Shake It Off ©2005 and No Limits ©2006). All the three publications are available in major book stores in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and other countries. He has transformed the lives of many people through regular presentations to seminars, conferences and workshops. He is also the founder of Purpose Clinic (, an organization that helps people both young and old realize their purpose and pursue it. This is done through a solid mentorship programme, workshops, seminars and camps.

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