2020 Prayer Summit Articles
Day 1: The Benefit of Praying in Tongues
1 Corinthians 14:2 (NKJV Strong’s) 2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
Imagine you could pray perfect prayers at all times or not have to depend on the limitations of your understanding to ensure perfect articulations of your petitions to the Lord. Imagine there was a way to express your deepest feelings, thoughts & requests to God without the need to expand your natural vocabulary. Imagine being able to depend 100% on the Holy Spirit in prayer or deal with issues or dangers that you’re mind isn’t aware of, present or future. Imagine you’re able to access the wisdom & power of God in your life at all times. Imagine you could save the lives of your loved ones & countless more around the world. Just imagine how life would be if you could partner with the Holy Spirit by praying God’s will at all times. Well those imaginations & more are made reality through praying in tongues.
This way of praying is something we in the 21st century have very little understanding of and like with all things we don’t understand, we tend to under appreciate & place little value on. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you because the scriptures give us ample reasons on why its very important to engage in this type of praying, not just occasionally but consistently in our lives. Firstly this was demonstrated in the book of acts as the First activity of the Holy Spirit that marked the birth of the Church. On that Fact alone we can conclude that Speaking in tongues is one of the best gift given to all members of the body of Christ. Here I l list a 100 Reasons & Benefits for Praying in Tongues, Be Blessed:
100 Benefits of Speaking in Tongues:
- Tongues is the entrance into the supernatural.
- Tongues is the prayer in the New Testament.
- Tongues is a direct line to talking to God.
- Tongues is the believer’s direct access to the throne room.
- Tongues is speaking divine mysteries – divine coded secrets.
- Tongues is drawing secrets to life’s complicated issues.
- Tongues is prophesying your God-ordained future.
- Tongues is praying out God’s plan for your life.
- Tongues is knowledge, counsel, and secrets withheld from the wicked.
- Tongues is the entrance into the realm of the spirit – the miraculous zone.
- Tongues is strengthening your inner man with might.
- Tongues keeps you spiritually fit.
- Tongues is praying things that have been concealed to be revealed.
- Tongues is decreeing the rhemas of God.
- Tongues pulls you from the past into the future.
- Tongues is home improvement and a source of spiritual edification.
- Tongues is building a strong premise to carry the anointing.
- Tongues builds and stimulates your faith.
- Tongues gives you unstoppable progress that your enemies cannot deny.
- Tongues is giving praise and thanksgiving well unto God.
- Tongues lines you up with the divine will of God.
- Tongues is speaking the language and will of God.
- Tongues is help with your ultimate weakness.
- Tongues is the ultimate assistance to prayer.
- Tongues qualifies all things to work for your good.
- Tongues renders you to be God-inside minded.
- Tongues makes you miracle-minded.
- Tongues magnifies God.
- Tongues enlarges your perspective of God’s potency in your life.
- Tongues gives spiritual refreshing and rest.
- Tongues hones your sharpness and accuracy in the anointing.
- Tongues facilitates the entrance into the gifts of the Spirit.
- Tongues equips you for the wonders of God.
- Tongues is fine-tuning and sensitizing your spirit man to the voice of God.
- Tongues is assistance to bring your natural tongue under subjection.
- Tongues develops intimacy with the Holy Ghost.
- Tongues is your private conversation with God.
- Tongues is deep calling unto deep.
- Tongues accesses revelation knowledge.
- Tongues taps into the mind of God.
- Tongues opens the Scriptures to you from a divine perspective rather than an intellectual standpoint.
- Tongues is part of the armor of God, the lance that will shoot down the enemy.
- Tongues is the pilum to cause great damage to the kingdom of darkness.
- Tongues helps you to develop your prayer life.
- Tongues synchronizes you with the timing of God.
- Tongues is alignment with the assignment of God.
- Tongues is a door of utterance and boldness.
- Tongues is the Holy Spirit searching your heart and praying through you the perfect will of God.
- Tongues is pulling treasure out of you.
- Tongues is leaning upon God.
- Tongues is blowing the ram’s horn for battle.
- Tongues is the rallying sound of victory.
- Tongues is releasing angels on heavenly assignments to change earthly situations.
- Tongues is a brainstorming session with God.
- Tongues taps into the creativity of Elohim.
- Tongues overrules and overturns death assignments against your life.
- Tongues reverses demonic assignments against your well-being.
- Tongues removes you from the limitations of the flesh to God’s abundant supply of the Spirit.
- Tongues is making demands upon the power of God.
- Tongues enables a closer walk with God. 61. Tongues is speaking the hidden wisdom of God.
- Tongues is the beginning of being led by the Holy Spirit.
- Tongues is living supernaturally in a natural world.
- Tongues opens the heavens and charges the atmosphere.
- Tongues is the release of the shekinah glory.
- Tongues is getting drunk on the new wine of the Holy Ghost.
- Tongues is pouring in the oil and wine of the Holy Ghost.
- Tongues are life-filled words, faith-filled words and anointing-filled words.
- Tongues lights the fire of God in your life.
- Tongues delivers you from the scourge of the tongue.
- Tongues is unlocking every closed prison door in your life.
- Tongues is the beginning and the maintaining of partnership with the Holy Spirit.
- Tongues is releasing the winds of God to blow in your life.
- Tongues is the wind in your sail.
- Tongues is the wind beneath your wings.
- Tongues unleashes the winds of revival and refreshing in your life.
- Tongues is refilling empty vessels.
- Tongues is spirit-to-Spirit communication.
- Tongues helps in living effectively in the last days.
- Tongues is the ignition key to walking in the power of God.
- Tongues is being endued with power from on high.
- Tongues is rivers of living waters flowing out of you.
- Tongues is drinking from the river and reservoir of God.
- Tongues is serving God from your spirit.
- Tongues enables you to perform your priestly duties.
- Tongues is building your image of God in you and confidence.
- Tongues is expressing, enforcing, and declaring the will of God in your life and the earth.
- Tongues is extracting answers from the indwelling Spirit to solve life’s problems.
- Tongues is praying from your spirit.
- Tongues is giving your spirit ascendency and power over your flesh.
- Tongues aids you to mortify the deeds and evil cravings of the flesh.
- Tongues connects the intercession of the Holy Spirit with your great High Priest Jesus.
- Tongues is the highest form of the prayer of agreement.
- Tongues is the divine agreement of the prayers of our earthly and heavenly intercessor with the plans of God.
- Tongues is the threefold cord that will not be broken.
- Tongues is ministering to yourself, to the Lord, and unto others.
- Tongues is worshiping the Father in spirit and in truth.
- Tongues charges your spiritual battery.
- Tongues makes you God-friendly rather than seeker friendly, confuses the equips you for the wonders of God.
- Tongues is a well springing up into the God kind of life Logged
Day 2: The Things of the Spirit
Romans 8:5 (NKJV Strong’s) 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
It matters how we as Christians live, because that lifestyle will determine our default state of mind here on earth. Whether our minds would be slaves to the flesh or participants in the things of God we must choose our lifestyles & there only two kinds for the Christian. Living or walking in the Flesh or Spirit. A Christian who lives a carnal life cannot expect to be inclined to the things of the Spirit & be surprised when they have no desires for spiritual things, on the contrary they’d become repugnant to him.
Just like those Christians who don’t value church attendance, speaking in tongues or spending hours in meditation on God’s Word. They deem such spiritual activities insignificant. Some would even go to the extent of prioritizing their careers above God, such are carnal & disqualified from participating in the things of Spirit. The Flesh & Spirit’s work in a life are clearly set out in Galatians 5:19-25. A life of the flesh or spirit will produce those qualities within a believers character, respectively.
It’s clear if we want to have access to the things of the Spirit of God we need to be serious about our living. We need to prioritize a definite standard of living void of sin & worldliness, our success to the deeper things of God, the innermost treasures of the Spirit depend on it. Once our habitual state of mind becomes tuned to the frequency of the Spirit, our participation in the activities Spirit of Spirit will be guaranteed.
So what are The Things of the Spirit? It’s everything that pertains to Jesus & God, their nature is spiritual & supernatural, thus amongst many other things that are categorized as the things of God, It refers to the activities of God in the spirit & on earth, the manifestations of the Spirit, the gifts of God, the gifts of Christ, the working of Angels & the fellowship of the saints. This doesn’t cover everything but I’m pretty sure you get the idea & a Christian who desires to actively be participating in the things of God must qualify themselves through a life governed by the Holy Spirit & the Word of God, anything less that is deception.
Here’s where prayer, more specifically praying in the Spirt is so Important, because prayer helps in ‘spiritualizing’ our minds & helping us prioritize our spiritual life. You cannot live a life of prayer & not be sensitized to the things of God, sooner or later that life will reflect the activities of its secret chambers. Engage in ardent & protracted season of prayer in the Spirit, it will aid immensely in cultivating a walk or life in the Spirit.
Day 3: Labouring in Prayer
Genesis 2:5 (NKJV Strong’s) 5 before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground;
I was in Prayer when the Spirit of God clearly said to me “ God does not rain where man has not tilled the Ground. Men must prepare for move of the Spirit in their lives, ministries, communities & nations, the Rain of God on their. Rain is the promise of Harvest but only to the man who has prepared his ground. Many of my people ask for the rain & rightly so but many ask without having labored in the Spirit in prayer, many ask without having sowed words filled with faith.
Remember the Rain is my responsibility but tilling the ground is yours. Is not written that men are the ground which I work on by the Power of my Spirit. Many times many of my servants and children come to me in Prayer & ask me to their meeting. Maybe a service or project they’re undertaking but have not taken time to prepare the land through declarations and sowing prayers that’s why many of the things they do fail and do blossom into something worthwhile.
Let me admonish you. From now if you will take time, hours, days & even weeks and months to sow words into your meetings & projects. There shall be no fail of the blessings and rains from my Spirit upon those endeavours. Your ground, is that service, that business project, that crusade or revival your looking to yield results. Anything that must yield is your ground. Nations & cities. Only then my Rain or my Supernatural Blessing can ensure it’s success. Therefore Spend time in the Spirit. Praying in the spirit, Speaking forth Words & the Rain will Fall, even exceeding your expectations. Everything in life is Prepared by Words so seek my Spirit for directives of the Words you should speak for any occasion… “
Day 4: Travailing in Prayer
Isaiah 66:8-9 (NKJV Strong’s) 8 Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, She gave birth to her children. 9 Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.
I kept calling this scripture in my sleep, so when i woke I felt todays article should be about it. The Lord asks a very challenging question, one that goes against the laws of nature but thats how God is, specialising in the impossible. This prophecy was fulfilled in 1948, when almost overnight the nation of Israel was born & Israel was declared a sovereign nation by the League of Nations (later replaced by UN), just after world war 2. The Jews were scattered throughout the world without a home because at time the land known as Israel was infested with Palestines who claimed Jerusalem as their homeland. It seems the Lord heard their cry because the way in which events shaped for Israel to be given back to the Jews was very supernatural, it could only be the hand of God.
What the Lord did for Israel He will for us. That He would suggest the possibility of giving birth in a day implies the existence of a dimension that can manifest that reality. And that’s the dimension of travail in prayer. Labour has always preceded birth & it is a work that the Holy Spirit wants to bring us into because of the need to birth the desires of God in the earth. The earth is a womb through which the Spirit manifests his desires, in that sense every spirit filled believer can also become a conduit for manifesting the desires of God. And How you qualify yourself is through the Law of travail In prayer.
Everything noteworthy that God ever birthed through men on earth was because someone engaged in travail. Travail is the vehicle through which God fulfils His Word & Purposes. Apostle Paul called it striving in prayer, this refers to a strenuous agonising process that one undergoes in prayer to see through an end, without which many of the plans of God cannot come to fruition. Elijah engaged in this dimension of travail when he sought the rain which He has prophesied. Jesus travailed when he was in the garden of gethsemane, Moses agonised in prayer when Israel had sinned, the children of Israel themselves were in travail for decades which birthed their deliverance & Daniel interceded when he discovered a delay in the deliverance of his people. This is the process of birthing spiritual realities in the earth. Christ cannot even be formed in the life of a believer without engaging in travail (Gal 4:19).
This dimension of prayer cannot be engaged without the help of the Spirit as Roman 8: 26 states. So how then does one enter this prayer? First, there needs to be a burden or desire. This is so important, in the bible a burden refers to a vision or word of the Lord. What is the promise of God in your life? that is your burden, that is your unborn child & the day of labor is invoked when travail in prayer has been done. Pray in the Spirit, depend on Him & he shall bring you to the place of birth where great joy awaits you. The time of birth has come, Shall He bring you & not cause delivery?
Day 5: The Stairways to Heaven
Amos 9:6 (NKJV Strong’s) 6 He who builds His layers in the sky, And has founded His strata in the earth; Who calls for the waters of the sea, And pours them out on the face of the earth— The Lord is His name.
Amos 9:6 (Amplified Bible – AMP) 6 It is He who builds His upper chambers in the heavens And has established His vaulted dome (the firmament of heaven) over the earth, He who calls to the waters of the sea And pours them out on the face of the earth— The Lord is His name.
The Hebrew word for ‘Layers‘ (ma’álâ) refers to an elevation, the act of journeying to a higher place; the act of ascension by the use of the steps of a ladder or stairs. it infers mounting up to a hill or elevated place. The bible in Amos gives an architectural overview how the Lord built the earths networks connecting to heaven. His layers are in the sky is exactly how Jacob depicted in his vision of the ladder that reaches to heaven. these are the secret path ways by which angels traffic the earth. These are paths that the Lord used with Jacob encounter, it may be that he used the same stair system to ascend into heaven after His resurrection.
John 1:51 (NKJV Strong’s) 51 And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”
The earth is vaulted or hedged by a dome, a strata called the firmament or heaven, right above it is the waters above. That is what makes the sky look blue. The strata acts as a bridge or binder of earth to heaven. Actually, the word (àgudâ) means a band or a knot. Thus God has established a knot by which heaven and earth is tied together. All over this strata layers or staircases are found that lead right into encounters with God
Psalms 148:4 (NKJV Strong’s) 4 Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, And you waters above the heavens!
God has build stairs that lead into the gates of heaven. This may be the reason why Jesus & many saints of old prayed on the mountains. Most dramatic encounters Moses & Jesus had with God were on the mountains. The wilderness seems to be used as a place of testing and trying or encounters with Satan. Whereas the mountains are places of encounter with God. Both are important to our progression.
How to we access & use these layers in the sky to meet God? How do we discover the way of ascent. The secret is in
Isaiah 40:31 31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
God gives the Power of Ascension or flight, the Anointing for Speed & The Grace for Communion to those who learn to wait (qawa). It is the process of being bound together with the Lord through an intertwining in communion. This is the product of intimacy with God. The reason for waiting, or looking for the Lord is that we may ascend to him. A man who has never ascended to the mountain of the Lord can never truly maintain a straight walk with God. So when one earnestly waits or looks for the Lord in the confinements of solidarity, God may grant him access to the Layers. This is not the power of prayer, its the power of quiet times before the Lord. You shall keep him in perfect peace whose mind is fixed on You.
He has built these layers for our sake but because of the blindness of our hearts we’ve been hindered from discerning the way up to God through these stairs provided for us by God. In times of distress or peril we could have escaped harm by ascending to the hill of the Lord. May God grant me the grace to always seek & know his ways.
Day 8: The Law of Liberty
James 1:25 (NKJV Strong’s) 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
After spending 40 days & nights on the mountain with God, receiving the laws from God, moses had no idea what was taking place over his body as God spoke to Him. His body had absorbed the light & glory of God as he received Gods Words.
This is amazing because that experience teaches us that if anyone would spend adequate time with the Word, the glory, light and power of the Word would affect even his mortal body. Is this not what Jesus meant when he said “ I am bread from heaven that any meat and Live forever. “ that heavenly bread is the word of God and we should eat of it because men shall not live by bread alone. But by every word of God.
This is how God wants us to live. Moses said “it is your life.” The Word is the Life of the new creation, the more we feed on it (Him) the more spiritual strength, life , power flows into us. He purifies us through His Word, that we may be fruitful. His Word helps purifies our hearts to enable our spiritual eyes to see God. This is the perfect law of liberty.
Day 9: Understanding The Purpose for Wealth
Deuteronomy 8:18 (NKJV Strong’s) 18 “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
Wealth is a covenant God enters with you. It is based on divine contract & only works when all the demands of the contract are met. Thus for every man desiring to enter into the promises of covenant must fully come to understand the terms. God is more interested in establishing His kingdom on earth & He needs faithful stewards, whose primary concern would be for the very same intentions as He. That’s where Prayer & Meditation helps in circumcising our hearts. The more time you spend with the Lord, the more He burns the chaff off your life.
Every man or woman who addicted to the progress of the kingdom will be abundance of wealth. Your heartset & mindset toward wealth should always be spiritual, that is being aligned with God’s plans & Purposes. It is for those reason that I believe many in Gods kingdom are yet to enter into His promises of prosperity & wealth. Wealth lies at the table of wisdom & understanding.
Take time to understand the requirements for accessing wealth on the basis of God’s covenant with Abraham Isaac & Jacob.
Lastly. The Lord Jesus Christ gave gifts in His church, the government through which he has chosen to build His people here in the earth. So we must also recognize that There is enough grace upon the five ministry gifts in the church to make the body of christ on earth wealthy.
Gods economic system rides upon the spiritual impact of the five fold. As we near the close of the age you will see the churches economic scene shaped by prophetic utterances Just the like economy of a nation was changed in a day Through the Word of a Prophet. Because true wealth is a by product of Gods Word… Train yourself to speak like God….Create Wealth Through Words…
Day 10: The School of Perfection
Ephesians 4:12 (NKJV Strong’s) 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
Kartatizo is the word from which two other Greek works are derived: Kartatisis & Kartatizmos from which the word equipping in the verse is translated
Now Thought carried by the word Kartizmos is a complete furnishing, a perfection as it were of all that is required to be present in the saint. It is a complete dressing, a completion of all the essential qualities, credentials that make up the perfect man.
Kartatizo on the other hand implies a repairing of that which is broken in man. A mending, a putting together of man. In its strongest meaning, it means to make complete or perfect through the equipping, adjustment, repairing & mending of the man. This is the word that gives strength to kartatizmos. Kartatizo being the process and ‘tizmos’ being the end goal.
Now Kartatisis has to do with the strengthening of the mental faculty of the man, a perfecting of the soul through training, discipline & instruction of the soul of man.
The emphasis on the first mandate of ministry gifts to bring the saints into a thorough equipping or perfection of the spirit and body through the process of adjusting, repairing, mending, training, disciplining & instructing all the areas of man required for complete perfection to do the work, business of service to the ministry and their world.
The Five Fold Exists to primarily school mankind, the saints to perfection…
Day 11: Securing Grace in the Last Days
Genesis 6:8 (NKJV Strong’s) 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Noah represent a preservation system of God. A pattern on who God would preserve when he begins to bring Judgement. The grace of God has a price & Noah from God’s perspective paid it, when God was unwilling to spare anyone he spared Noah. Because he met the criteria for preservation :
Righteous Man Perfect in His Generation Walked with God
This represents a generation that will be fit for rapture in the end times. We must begin to press to secure favor in the eyes of God for the dark days ahead of us.
Ezekiel 14:14 (NKJV Strong’s) 14 Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord God.
It is righteousness that will save a man or church or a nation in the time of judgement.
The days of Noah are upon us. Therefore The ways of Noah must be insisted in the church of Jesus Christ if we would go in the ark of preservation. May God Open our eyes to the importance of walking with God in our generation
The only safe ones in the end times will not be church goers or ministers but those who are righteous & perfect but more important those who WALK WITH GOD.
So what is Grace?
- Grace is what makes a man attractive to Spirits, it’s the pleasure God derives from man.
- When a man has grace, it means he has gained the pleasure & favor of Spirits. He’s attractive to God & His Angels.
- The spirit realm responds to a man who’s attractive to God.
- It’s a man greatest advantage in the realm of men & spirits, because that man will have the backing of God in this life.
- The criteria or conditions a man must meet to FIND grace can only be discovered on the pathway of purity.
- Grace is behind all manifestations of the glory of God in a mans life. A man seeking the glory & presence of God must first find Grace in the eyes of God.
- Notice grace work on the eyes & not necessarily the heart of God. It’s invoked from what God sees. Is what God sees upon a man that determines the transference of God. Purity, Righteousness & Justice are some of the many virtues that attracts the eyes of God to man. Because God takes pleasure in Such & may stop at nothing to make his favor on the man seen. For instance marriage is pleasant before God, thus the man who marries finds grace from the Lord..Grace from God should be the pursuit of all God’s people…
Day 12: Men ate Angels Food
Psalms 78:23-25 (NKJV Strong’s) 23 Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of heaven, 24 Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them of the bread of heaven. 25 Men ate angels’ food; He sent them food to the full.
God did not withhold the inventory of Heaven from his people. He fed them with the best, food that did not belong to the earth, which only a Spirit could supply. Demonstrating the ability of God to provide for his people without any physical aid. He doesn’t need the world (system) to take care of You.
I received the words during prayer “…And they ate the angels food.” After Prayer i searched the scriptures & meditated on what the Lord was communicating to me. And I share it in this article.
The Lord brought Israel into Canaan but through the Wilderness. And he later told that it was to test their hearts, their loyalty & faithfulness to the Lord. He let them thirst, he let them hunger to test whether they’d trust God. What happens in their experience is no different than what we go through in our walk with God. Only Theirs is a pattern we can learn from. The Lord delights in being the ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR US. our Faith & trust in him is what enables him to do so.
Sometimes he withholds from us not because he doesn’t want to but to expose our hearts. From the scripture above we learn that there’s a path, a system God uses to provide for His people that is independent from any worldly system we know. And that system is still available for us today,. Everyday.
He gave men angels food. He took what belonged to Angels and gave it to men. He’s telling us something so profound. He loves you & he doesn’t mind giving you what belongs to Heaven. Angels don’t only possess food. Heaven doesn’t only have bread. There’s a lot in Heaven that can be physically and materially ours. Just like the manna materialized for Israel the Lord can cause many other heavenly things to materialize for us.
How? you ask. Generations later. The true bread materialized in Israel. He became flesh. That which belonged in the heavens came & lived amongst men because God loved the World. He made provisions to satisfy the demands of sin once and for All. The same way that Bread from Heaven, the word of God materialized is the same way everything else from Heaven will materialize for You. Believe in His Word. Believe in His promises. Believe in HIM. When everything else tells you otherwise. Believe He is ABLE. REMEMBER HE FED MEN ANGELS FOOD…
Day 15: Hastening the Coming of the Lord
2 Peter 3:11-12 (NKJV Strong’s) 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
The Lord in Genesis was using the ark as a form of judgement but also as a window to grant men the opportunity to repent while the ark was still being built. When the ark was completed, the patience of God also came to its fullness. It seems the Lord wanted the building of the ark to invoke something in the lives of those in the antediluvian but it did not work.
The Church today is akin to that ark. And while God is still building it, His long suffering over the world waits but there will come a time when the waiting will end and judgment will be executed.
The days of Noah are being repeated.
The walk of the Body of Christ is what will speed up or delay the coming of Jesus. Remember something. God waited until the ark was built. The faster the ark was built the quicker the judgment would came. The finishing of the ark determined the timing of the judgment.
Peter by the Spirit is saying the holy and godly conduct of the church is not only proof of us looking & waiting for the coming of Jesus but it also hastens or speeds up his coming.
On the other hand if holiness & godliness do not become integral parts of the framework of the church The work of the Spirit will be hindered within the church & thus delaying through various judgment that would take place in the church, the coming of the Lord.
When the church mirrors the manner of persons the Bible say she ought to be, then we will draw the great day. However we must remember that God is not looking for everyone in the body to attain that stature. But awaiting the number of the remnant to be fulfilled. Only eight were saved in the days of Noah. The pattern for the coming of the Son of man is the same, only a few will be saved, considering the great falling away that will take place within the church, the Bible calling such persons deviants from the Faith, spots & blemishes within our love feasts. When the remnant number (according to God) of those who will sanctify themselves to make the fold is complete we will see a quick and speedy rise of the sons of God & the glorious church before the Lord comes.
Day 16: Heavenly Records
Revelation 2:29 (NKJV Strong’s) 29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’
The Lord Jesus has records of the state of every church, ministry, and minister in the body of christ. Because every church is different in stature and function, especially in conduct and motive before the Lord, they have different revelations and Manifestations of the Lord. The book of revelation reveals that there is no church currently that has the full revelation of the Lord Jesus. That’s a revelation we will all have when we are unified as the Body of Christ.
As long as the church of Jesus Christ is isolated and in disunity, She will have an isolated revelation of the Lord. When we look at the Seven churches in isolated from each other, we cannot absorb the full revelation of Jesus.
In the Scrolls of the Churches, everything is recorded. The Nature of the churches, their functions, acts and motives before the lord. The timing of the Lords judgments on those churches and His advice and counsel. The destiny and promises of the Lord. The revelation of the Lord the church is assigned to reveal. Whether or not a church is walking in the set path for it. It is all written. What is important for any church, is to know what is written of them in the book of the Lord for that church.
It is an absolute necessity to know what the Lord Jesus personally thinks of the churches. How else could we justify the Lords personal messages to the churches, if it was not that important? How could churches rectify their errors and know of the grievances the Lord has against them? Can you see it.
How does a church find out. What is written in the Scrolls of the churches, and specifically for their churche?
“He that has an ear, let him hear WHAT THE SPIRIT SAYS TO THE CHURCHES….”
The Scrolls of the churches are on the lips of the Holy Spirit. Therefore it is the responsibility of every minister appointed by the Lord Jesus to consult the Holy Spirit at every phase of the life of the church….
“Thus says the Lord, Tell the churches to seek the Lord personally for the books, for the messages written concerning them. For the time of reckoning is at hand and the time to give account is at the doors. For they all must know, the things written and thought concerning them. And yes if they pray they shall hear what the Spirit says to the churches…”
The 7 Challenges of Churches in the Endtimes
- First Love for the Lord & Discernment
- The Fear of persecution & compromise
- The Love of Money, False Anointings Doctrines & lack respect for the Ministry gifts
- Sexual Immorality & Idol Worship
- Spiritual Deadness & Slumber
- Keeping the Word & Perseverance
- Lukewarmness ,False Riches & Nakedness
Day 17: Rediscovering the Ancient Paths
Genesis 5:24 (NKJV Strong’s) 24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
As darkness and evil increases in the earth, it becomes paramount that we rediscover the ancient paths that lead to the mountains of the Lord, paths the fathers in the faith treaded to reach the heights and depths of God in communion.
There’s a man who trail blazed that path, Enoch, it wasn’t known that a possibility existed in the Spirit of walking with God even after the human race had fallen, yet God in his mercy opened a door for this great patriarch. Enoch is a great mystery, only a few things are recorded of him. in Jude we learn he was the 7th man from Adam and that he was the prophet of his generation, however his prophetic ability and scope transcended generations right into the second coming of Christ. He was a voice for God in an evil and corrupt generation that had departed from God. That he walked with God until he was taken alive into heaven is probably the greatest insight we could be given concerning him. this reveals the degree to which he communed with God and also a possibility he created, that a man can reach a place in God where he becomes the closest to Him in his generation. Enoch showed us the reward of seeking God.
I believe the Holy Spirit said a little of him because he represented a mystery that was to be unveiled in the times when history would repeat itself, when the activities days of Noah will befall the earth again, when an urgency would rise among Gods people to seek his face and know the God of Jesus Christ.
Those days are upon us, the signs are telling as we see evil and lawlessness increase in terrifying ways. But something is happening in our generation that’s even more alarming, spiritual darkness has befallen the human race blinding them from seeing the wickedness that’s prevalent in this generation, this experience seems to have crept into the church of Jesus Christ, the bible calls it a veil spread over the nations (Isaiah 25). That veil must be destroyed first for us to really discern the depravity of the times and more importantly our need for God.
the bible makes it clear that this age in which we live in is a Dark Age (Galatians 3) from which christ has delivered us, the only light that exist is in God’s people people, the luminaries. the Lord Jesus saying “you are the light of the world” was in effect saying the Word itself is Darkness. How vital it is for the church to learn the ancient patterns and walk with God because I am persuaded that the only way to be safe in these final chapters of the age is in the secret place of the most hight, location in the spirit reserved for men and women hungry for communion with God, only that kind of people will avert the darkness of the times.
Day 18: The Father of the New Creation
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV Strong’s) 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
The new creation are a species of men which hail from the womb of the Holy Spirit. They’re are Spirit born. They were in Him when he was awaiting the the glorification of Jesus. He’s descent into the earth after the ascension was the labor day of the Spirit. He had waited millennial to birth these heaven born, Spirit born & blood washed vessels. We are from Heaven. Because the Holy Spirit is from heaven. We have proceeded forth from the Father. Predestination now makes sense. Preexistence now is an awareness our minds are catching on to.
We are new creations. We’re heavenly citizens. Born from the womb of God. Never seen by creation before. We are the hidden mystery of God throughout the ages. The unknown ones of the universe. But known of the Father. A wonder to the angels, the joy of our father. We have arrived. We are born. We are our father’s jewels. Lord God, What have you made us that our un-renewed minds are battling to understand ? Oh but the spirit man understands clearly. Kept for the ages to reveal the fullness of our father.
“…But you know Him….”, the lord spoke to the apostles, of the Holy Spirit. They were certain that they knew nothing of Him. But Jesus knows better. He was speaking to their spirits and their minds were Confused. We are new creations. Totally new. Absolutely new in every sense. We are God exclusives. And inside us, as we are trained in the word, by our father. We are maturing to being the Sons of God. The liberators of creation. Gods Free borns.
We have an obligation to creation to manifest the perfections and glories of our father. No one else can. The onus is on us. Surely the word is growing us and soon the world will see it prevail. We are the extra terrestrials the world was never ready for. Divine-men. Jesus men and women. We are coming. And the Whole world will know us. Our Head has commissioned us. We have the Power. The strength. We made him a father, Until the upper room he was God. The incarnation of God. But now finally his dream of being a father came to be. He has children. Oh what a mystery. He waited. From that dreaded day in the garden. To Pentecost. He waited. Father. I can hear heaven crying. “God, the eternal one, is now a Father”. What grace and love
We are being trained in our churches. We are in the gymnasium of life. And our coaches. Our tutors our teachers. The Apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, pastors and teachers. Must grow up. Must catch the vision. That we may no longer be children tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine… they must produce doctrine. Pure doctrine. They must not be afraid to tell us who we are. We are gods. They must not be afraid to declare our oneness with the Man on the throne. They must attribute universal authority to the Church. Yes. We are universally recognized. We have unlimited clearance level into all realms. Even into the Bosom of God.
We are waiting for the day. We are ready for it. We are preparing for it. We are preaching it. We are teaching. My God, it’s on the Horizon. TheSons of God have arrived. This is heavens new broadcast. What joy. What glory. What power. And we are willing. We are volunteering in this great power festival. The Jesus men and women are doing it. We are heard and we are known…. New Creation, Born from above.
Day 19: The Desire to Know Him
Philippians 3:10 (NKJV Strong’s) 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,
The gospel of Jesus Christ is not a doctrine, it’s not a set of rules, it cannot be taught in a class room or theological seminary. It is born from a revelation, a revealing of Jesus Christ. It’s imparted through mingling with the reality of the Lord Jesus. Until the revelation of His Nature, Character & Personage is revealed in a person, the gospel remains veiled mystery in the heart of that minister or christian who wishes to preach it.
I am convinced that more than anything, the revelation of Jesus Christ is the single most important thing a Christian is to seek after, After all that’s the Holy Spirits primary ministry to the body of Christ- to reveal & glorify Christ, the mystery as it truly is. The fellowship of the Holy Spirit is what He left us with to know Him.
Knowing Jesus & having him revealed in our spirits should be the desire of our hearts. The cry of the Apostle Paul should be our own.. That I may know Him. Oh if we would cry for this. I believe the Father would aptly give up all His doing to answer this cry.
On the other hand, I don’t know if any man can make this cry unless the Spirit births it in Him. I have had it over a decade and it has become louder and louder. Stronger and stronger. Deeper and deeper. The cry to Know Jesus and Him alone.. all the mysteries & secrets of life are in Him. All there is to know about God is in Him.
The church & ministers has taught us to seek for his wonders when His the wonder we always needed. Let’s understand that the gospel starts and ends with Jesus. There is no gospel without Jesus. And only He can teach it better.
Thank God we have Paul as an example. That this objective & dream of the heart is attainable. For all he gave us in the epistles came from Jesus revealed in Him (Galatians 1). That one experience on the Damascus road Changed him forever. Paul Became a bondservant of Jesus, a slave of love. May we enter that realm of life….and be counted among the few who have passed through its portals.
Day 20: The Characteristics of Wealth
Genesis 1:31 (NKJV Strong’s) 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
The Origin of Wealth
True Wealth is a spiritual phenomenon in that it comes from God. And all of the natural components of wealth (gold. Pearls. Diamonds. Precious Gems, Stones. Agriculture: Trees, Fruit, etc). are spiritual in their origin.
The Bible clearly tells us that all the precious minerals are construction materials in Heaven. They furnish the streets, the gates. The walls and the temples in the heavenly sphere
Wealth is the covering of Gods Habitations. He used what we Today call wealth to build the environment of His habitations. Elements Wealth are therefore a means to an end and True can be defined as an Environment if desired Intent and the abundance of the Host and Strength in an environment.
This was no different when he created and furnished the earth. He made sure that there’s an abundance. He planned for the wealth of humanity by setting in place a Host of Abundance that would cause the man to thrive in the Environment.
The Four rivers
He intentionally planted a garden called Luxury for His man. And there were four rivers who’s names which Collectively Meant “ Increase shall Burst Forth Rapidly to Fruitfulness “ the land surrounding those rivers were full of gold and all precious stones and minerals. All this happened before the man was formed. Suggesting that according to God Wealth MUST BE mans starting point and not Poverty (The Lack of anything). Every time anything is not in Surplus there’s Lack. There’s Poverty and an impoverishment.
The First Man was born into WEALTH ABUNDANCE AND AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT to fulfill Gods Desires and Plans. Without Wealth Gods Plan can not be Fulfilled. True wealth is Inherited not Worked For. What men work to get is what today is Called Mammon. False Riches. Or worldly riches
Gods Economic System
The First economic system was Based on Management and Not Transactional or Capitalistic. Mans primary responsibility was management of Wealth and Not the Creation of it (The Capitalistic or Satanic System). Will touch on this more later
This becomes Gods measurement throughout generation of Who He would trust with true riches. The Principle is the one who would Manage well would be given more. (This was the substitutionary operation Bu God After the fall).
The ability to Management is essential. Not just in fiscal matters. But our lives. Management is the underlying reason for productivity and cultivation of the resources at our disposal. God today is saying Manage well what you already possess. The idea is not to toil. But the hopes that the practice of this principle would produce in us a circumcised heart that would allow God To deliver the wealth of the nations to his People.
The Curse of Mismanagement
Poverty and struggle Occurs when Mismanagement tramples over the proponents of management are despised. Having more increases accountability and value. Having less is as a result of Wastage tendencies. (Mismanagement). These things are spiritual. Truly speaking all Poor People are Prodigal!!!
Day 21: Aliens: Saviors From Space are Coming. Preparing for the Days of the Son of Man
The cohabitation of fallen spirits and men has always been Satan’s best way to bring great wickedness and corruption upon the earth. He did so in the days before the flood, an act that moved the Father withdraw His presence from men. From that time forward we see the Lord seeking a woman through whom the Christ should come, godly seed.
Even when the Lord had destroyed the earth and preserved 8 family members to start all over again, satan must have had an opportunity to continue His advance on human race. I suppose he reckoned that if it could work the first time, it could work even more so now.
Genesis 6:4 (NKJV Strong’s,)
4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
Th Bible is explicit in telling us that fallen angels mated with daughters both in the days before the flood and days after the flood. It is clear the flood cleansed the earth the from corruption of these men. but it didn’t deal with the fallen angels. At least not as concurrent events. Because they continued doing so even after the flood. This fact accounted for the eruption of giants even generations later. In the days of Abraham, Moses & David, there were giants…
God commanded Israel in the days of Moses & Joshua to destroy those giants, descendants of fallen angels from the face of the earth, since he couldn’t use the flood again. He used covenant children to do so. Until the final trace of giants were dealt with by David and his men.
This will be satan tactic even in the last. The lord Jesus said the last days will be just like it was in the days of Noah. They were marrying and giving in marriage. The fathers of these daughters were promised great power, new technology, greater knowledge and possessions by these fallen angels, being deceived they gave and sold away their daughters for powers of witchcraft, soothsaying and divinations to mention a few. These men who befriended the fallen angels literally sold themselves. And can be regarded as the fathers of all workers of iniquity upon the earth.
The shocking thing is that world is ready to receive Saviors from space. They’ve been socially engineering this event for decades through tv shows and movies. Your children are more primed because their tv programs are filled with it. These aliens will be described as saviors of the human race. But you see it wouldn’t be the first time this happened. And the Lord did tell us these days will repeat themselves. The church must be ready there will be a reemergence of these other dimensional creatures
But the Lord will use the church as he used israel to deal with these atrocities. The church now has the Holy Spirit who has taken center stage in the Earth. The Spirit was withdrawn in Genesis. But promised by the Lord to be with us forever. And His influence Is no longer restricted. The Name of Jesus gives complete autonomy to carry forth Gods purposes in partnership with the Church. While we can be assured of this event. We can be confident that we will triumph over these evil forces by the Power of the Spirit. However be weary of the darkness that is befalling the nations lest It comes upon you as well
Day 22: Lessons from 1st Samuel
Romans 15:4 (NKJV Strong’s) 4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
Importunate Prayer influences the tides of national destiny
The first part of the book deals with how prayer can shape the future of a nation. The barren women pressured by the circumstances in her marriage birth a desire so deep that she would prostrate before the Lord in utterless prayer. The prayer of the heart. It was desire that moved her to pray. This principle is essential. Because we understand that desire is to prayer what fuel is to the fire. The incense of prayer ever so rises when our prayers are infused with desire. Though heard by God, it was the word given by the priest of the Lord that guaranteed her answer. Men whose mouths God’s word issues forth are powerful. Nevertheless the impact of the woman’s prayer were far reaching.
The Last Judge-Prophet and His training
A year later. The last judge prophet of Israel was born. In a time where there was scarcity of Gods word the prayer of Hannah was an opportunity for God to raise a prophet for this nation. Prayer affects generations. Samuel was born, the one borrowed to the Lord. Sent to be trained in the work of the tabernacle from a young age by a priest who’s days were numbered, because of the wickedness of His household. The aged Eli trained Samuel until his teens. The best training he could give this young lad was training him to respond to Gods voice. God had called the young lad three times and he was oblivious to God. Interestingly, The Lord was aware that he did not recognize his voice yet did not introduce himself to the lad. This is the wisdom of God. The expectation was that He was supposed to introduce Himself to the boy and stop Him from running vainly to Eli, but that wasn’t the case. Because God required that Eli train the lad to respond to the word. We need to be taught to respond to Gods voice. Either His audible voice or written word. How many people have lost and been deprived of the blessings from God because they didn’t have Man to teach them the word. Finally the priest perceived and taught the lad and the journey of his prophetic career began. His first test was to give a stern word to the one who has led him all these years. Must have been hard I suppose. And He passed the Lords test and graduated to national responsibility. The Urgency of it was due to the fact that Israel lacked a prophetic voice.
The Scarcity of the Word
In a land where there’s a famine of the word it is expected that wickedness of all kinds should sprout through the land. A degrading and casting away of Marla values is inevitable. This was no difference for Israel. The wickedness was seen across the board, in the spiritual structure with the sons of Eli and also in the social structure in how people live. Let’s not forget in the military. They lost almost all battles. Because that’s what happens to a people who have lost the significance of the word and the presence of God in their lives. Two things were essential to their victory as a nation and people. The word of God and how well they heeded it and the Presence of God. They had lost both. And even when they recovered the ark they still were defeated yet the same ark in the presence of enemies produced remarkable terror in the camps. Why? It’s simple really. The life of the heart must correspond with the presence of God otherwise self deception lurks.
The Lust for a King
When Israel was ambushed and in distress by the nations around they thought a king was necessary to match up the standard of the times yet in so doing they forgot the Lord and that he was the true king. That is human weakness. We would rather depend on a man than have faith in God who has our best interests at heart. The lord was grieved yet granted their requests and not without revealing its consequences. This bears on our minds that we must be careful always to know the will of God and ask within Gods plan for our lives, otherwise we’d live a regrettable life as the children of Israel were soon to find out. From a theocracy to a monarchy. The degradation. God gave them a king that reflected the Nation at that time. He anointed Saul.
Saul the King
The son of kish, a Benjamite. Taller than all Israel. Nothing of him being a feared of God is mentioned except his physical stature. That should tell us that God chose him not because of his heart but stature, because of the appeal he would have on the children of Israel. Sad story. First of all he wasn’t seeking kingship at all. He was a given an office for which he fled. The responsibility of being the first king of Israel. With no royal experience. The only things he had was the book of royal conduct the prophet had written. And the success of his entire Anointing as king was based on one thing. How well he obeyed the voice of God
The word of God is very important to the anointing in our lives. In ministry today how well a man who’d perform in office is largely dependent on Gods personal word to him and his written word. The Word of God undergirds the anointing of an office. A lesson taught to us by Sauls life. The first the anointing did for him was give him another heart. A heart to function. And for a time he experienced victory in his newly appointed office. Until the test was given. When Samuel delayed his arrival he thought his position gave him autonomy to carry out priestly order. How surprised he was when Samuel revealed the lords mind and regret. To Him. Sometimes we must just be faithful to the revealed word without which we could interrupt and change the due course of our lives. One act changed the entire destiny and continuation of his dynasty from a forever planned dynasty to a exchanged dynasty. And you’d think things would get better. However they spiraled worse. Anointing remained on Him. Until the true test was given Him. The lord will always test our hearts toward his word and especially when he has given us a call. The test is always the test of the word. And it was no different for the king. And oh did he fail. To the point God regretted making him King. Ask yourself. Will He ever regret making me who I am today. Or giving me a title. Would he ever? God have mercy on you if he ever does. He did with Saul. Because Saul made himself an authority by choosing which parts of the word of God was convenient to fulfill. He rejected the word of God and God rejected himself. If we must be rejected By God we must forfeit His word that is the standard of the Kingdom. Let us never reject the word. When we do we lose everything. EVERYTHING. Saul is our example. Even though he maintained the office he lost the anointing to stand in the office, the divine enablement. He lost the kingdom. All Saul had was the strength of his army and himself but the lord had departed from Him. After that advent the lord never again speaks to Saul. I’d rather die than have the silence of God, wouldn’t you? May we learn from the experiences of men what and what not to do in life. Saul became demonized. The dangers of leading without the anointing. Of living without the word are countless. The end of his life was tragic. He spent most of his life fighting everyone. Including himself. His family and God. He opposed Gods plans and purposes. Satan was now working through him to assail the would be King. There’s no vacuum with God every space must be occupied the anointing is never wasted. When the anointing leaves one man it goes to another. Remember that. And the Anointing always comes before the office. No man would experience such pressures and attacks for being anointed than David except jesus of course. The anointing is hated by Satan. And the only protection we have against him is not the anointing but the word of God. Without the word. Satan can easily corrupt the anointing. As in the case of Saul. Protect the anointing by the word…
Day 23: The Fullness of the Blessings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Romans 15:29 (NKJV Strong’s) 29 But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
It is God’s intent and desire that his children walk in all the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Jesus Christ. That is to say that we may partake of all our inheritance in Christ. One of this heritage given to us is The blessedness of walking in the fullness of the Holy Spirit- having the Seven Spirits of God in full manifestation.
One thing we can be certain of is that the Lord Jesus had this unlimited measure of the Spirit in his life. For the most part the body of Christ have believed that that experience was only exclusive to Jesus. However the word of God tells us otherwise
John 3:34 (NKJV Strong’s,)
34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.
We can clearly see God doesn’t give the Spirit by measure. The Refrence here wasn’t to Jesus but was said in a general sense. As to mean that anyone to whom God would give the Spirit, it would be in a measureless capacity
There’s no scripture that better clarifies this mystery that Ephesians 3:19. When Paul by the Spirit prays that we may be filled and flooded with all the fullness of God. This is the direct expression of Gods desire for his children.
The best in God is nothing less than His Fullness in us. And that is having the Father Full in us. Jesus Full in us. The Holy Spirit and his seven fold manifestation and operation Full in us. This is a remarkable truth. One that must constantly ache our minds and thinking. This is obviously attainable, otherwise it would be a prayer included in the Bible.
To have all of God. That should be every man experience who has been accepted in the beloved. Sad to say, it is not the experience of most of our brethren around the world. The bulk of us are still grappling with the elementary masters of salvation. Fighting off some devils and demons. When we should be reigning. We are still fighting. When we should be kinging by grace we are still at loggerheads with Satan. Life shouldn’t be that way. That isn’t the Fathers desire for his children
The question that bears attention is how then do we attain unto this realm of living? Through a glass dimly I had enlightenment of this as I was reading.
The key is the Manifestations of the Spirit or rather in a broader sense, the Indwelling Presence of God
This is something the lord Jesus alluded to time and time again in his preaching and encounters with the religious community.. he Constantly made reference to the Father that dwells in Him. That’s doing the works.
The Manifestation of the Spirit of God is two fold. It is Evident first as the fruit of the Spirit in regeneration and as the Gifts of the Spirit In The Infilling.
Why are these Manifestations of the Spirit necessary for all of us to walk in? One the church is to bear the Image and attributes of God to creation. The fruit and the gifts provide a perfect opportunity for us to move into that dimension
Let’s look at it closely
What are the Fruit of the Spirit. They are the impartation of Gods Nature in Quality of attribute. Who is He. How he feels. How he thinks. They reflect the very qualities of The Trinity. The man who loves his brother has God living in Him. For God is Love. Every time we manifest one or all of these fruit we are displaying the very nature of God. Now this is a big Thing.
Now to the Gifts. These Re Manifestations of the workings of God. What He knows. How he speaks and What he Does. These are individual expressions of Gods raw power. The very mind of God is given fragmented though to the receiver of the word of wisdom or knowledge. Sharing in Gods omniscience. The very power of God expressed through Gifts like Healings,working of miracles and special. A sharing into the omnipotence of God. This is what we need. To walk into this dimension of living with the Spirit
The Christian experience must resemble the promises of God, the desire of God. The will of God. We are new creations. An Advantaged race. We belong to the kingdom of the Father. We have been called into the very glory of God to dwell there..
These truths must become our constant meditations, this process is imperative for us. Desire, unquenchable desire for the Manifestations of the Spirit. If this is what we would do. Act on the word, we would find ourselves in an ocean of the supernatural.
The biggest mountain has been ignorance but now as we go deeper into the word, The light shines upon our hearts and we can see. Suddenly life takes on a different meaning for us, priorities shift. We become expressions of Gods dream. Let’s pursue without fail to attain to the fullest measures of Gods blessings…..
Day 24: The Laws of the Spirit
Romans 3:27 (NKJV Strong’s) Boasting Excluded 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.
Ever wonder why you pray today and your prayers are answered and tomorrow for another thing nothing happens. Or pray for this one sick person and they are instantly healed and when you do it to the other nothing happens? Many people asks themselves that same question but seldom do we seek out the answers in the scriptures
You see the word of God is the answer for every question. The solution to every problem. It is the antidote for all things. These experiences have been a mysterious thing for most of us. Yet just let it be.
In the realm of science. There are different laws that govern various scientific observations. For one the law of gravity states that there a centrifugal force pulling all things towards the center of the earth called the gravitational pull. At the same time there are creatures that seem to be unaffected by this law. Because bird species glide swiftly through the air effortlessly as though gravity didn’t exist. However let a human try to fly from a high sky scrapper. Headlines would follow “man commits suicide” because naturally human body isn’t designed to fly. That would be working against the law that’s helping keep everything intact.
So what is the underlying factor here ? One Law keeps everyone from lifting and yet there are species not affected by this? That clearly tells us that there’s another law in place that aides these birds soar high. I guess this is what the Wright’s brothers found out. That is is actually possible to fly…
In the Spirit world it is actually the same. There are laws in the spirit that are designed for the functioning in the realms. All laws both natural and spiritual are governed by God and His word. The word of God created all laws and everyone who lives in this world must it’s submit to these laws.
This is the reason why Christians seem to struggle in the kingdom of God. The one law that is essential is the law of faith. Without this not only can we not please God but He would be Unable to Do anything for and through us. This is the law that made Abraham great and honored through the ages. Because the law of Faith governs our whole Christian Walk.
There are of course other laws that govern different aspects of spiritual life, just to name a few. There are laws governing the gifts of the Spirit, Prayer laws, laws of kingdom economics. Etc all these must be thoroughly studied in order to get the best out of the Blessings of the kingdom of God.
We have an inheritance that we have not yet committed ourselves to walking into. Let’s get Light and walk in light….
Day 25: Contending for the Secret Place
Psalms 91:1 (NKJV Strong’s) PSALM 91 Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God 1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Theres so much humans will never know about the ways, nature & heart of God until they find themselves truly in the Spirit. His Presence, His Voice will continue to mystify us as long as we don’t make the effort to ascend the mountain the Lord and willing to transport ourselves by the agency of Prayer. & not just for 15min or an hour but to press with our spirits for hours on end until we are wrapped up in the Spirit.
Yet again I remember how attached we are to our social lives, to our devices that we’ve drained our souls of any desire to remain in the Presence of Almighty God. We’ve forgotten that there’s one who loves us more than our own conception of the word and how we’ve rob ourselves of precious time with The one who holds our lives in His hands, the one who knows us better than we’ve known ourselves. We’ve become afraid of the chambers of the secret place. Yet the Lord has opened the door to His throne.
We must not deceive ourselves there’s one way to the throne & that’s through the secret place of prayer, seeking the King of our hearts. The deception that we may get from knowing the Bible is that it quench our desire seek the reality of his presence. But I realize the most important thing in life, even more important than knowing the Bible is Encountering God. And the place where he can be seen & heard is in the Spirit. So I will pray in the Spirit until find myself in the Spirit & I will hear His voice & see my His face & like Moses I will cry to him “Show me your Glory…” then I will understand the only that matters is His Presence
Day 26: The Infinite Possibilities of the Spirit Realm
Proverbs 25:2 (NKJV Strong’s)
2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
The World in which we live in has a monotonous flow, a system designed to keep men in a streamlined way of thinking, in the box way of perceiving life. For instance You cannot adequately live if do you don’t you’re not in some way enslaved in the system. And those without any vocation are plunged into states of anxiety & fear about their livelihood & future, because they have only been programmed by the system into that way of thinking. Such thinking will imprison an individual.
However there exists in the Spirit multiple systems of possibilities that we have not yet tapped into because of lack of fervour in prayer to engage and discover those dimensions. How God fed Elijah with Ravens remains a mystery until the Law In the Spirit is discovered. How Jesus multiplied bread and fish to feed a multitude remains an inaccessible reality until someone seeks out the Spirit dimension that made it possible. And how Isaac could find water in the same place where others failed remains mysterious until the understanding is drawn from the Spirit. How the axe could come afloat after the prophet struck the water remain folklore until the insight of wisdom is given. And how the sun & the moon could hear & obey Joshua defying every known law will forever leave us wondering at the existence of such possibilities.
There are many other phenomena that took place but will never be repeated unless & until the Spirit responsible is diligently sought through prayers & seasons of meditation in the Word. Things that are naturally or humanly impossible as far as the arrangement of things in the world is concerned is made Possible by the infinite possibilities that the Spirit realm offers to the man who is determined to seek it out. The honor of God goes to the man who seeks reality from Him & not from the limitations of this world.
Day 29: The Peril of the Modern Day Church
1 Timothy 4:1 (NKJV Strong’s)1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
The Holy Spirit reveals a peril faced by the church that will exist in the end times, a departing from the faith, a deviation from a prescribed way of life. This exodus will be assisted by demonic spirits that will begin to teach these believers demonic doctrines. The nature of these spirits are deceptive and seductive, luring the saints away from what they first believed. This is a scary proposition by the Spirit, a cause for concern for us who desire to stay the path of salvation. It’s a warning for us to continuously examine ourselves whether we be in the faith. The churc
Three things I want to highlight from the Spirit’s address:
- What is meant by the Faith – it is clear the use of the faith in this verse is not in its general application but points to specific way. The bible mention several uses of the word, There’s faith as a law, faith as a substance to receive answers in prayer, however the Spirt uses a definite article to emphasis a way of life these believers had subscribed. The origins of this Life is in Jesus. He is the author and perfecter of the faith life of the saints. So to be in ‘the faith’ one would need to believe in Jesus Christ and confess His lordship, this would bring the person into the faith of the Son of God. Remember it’s the just that shall live by faith, it is impossible to live this way without the righteousness of christ imputed on a person. This way is the set path of the Christian and once a christian departs from this way he will be regarded an apostate by God. We have established that the use of the word faith refers to a way of life in Christ which christians should follow. So depart from the faith is to depart from the Christ way.
- the Doctrine Demons- the nature of these demons gives a clue into their operation in the lives of believers. Its important to note that no one is exempt from this attack, anyone who is the faith qualifies for departure if he meets the conditions. These are deceiving and seducing spirits, these spirits are well versed in the bible because they’re able to lead the believer away from the truth. Deception and seduction don’t take place in a day, in the same way that deviation from the faith doesn’t take place in a day. its introduced gradually through various demonic doctrines that appear truthful, yet full of poison. Demons can exercise a degree of wisdom,. James 3:15-17 (NKJV Strong’s) thus entice vulnerable christians away from the principles of Christ. This has become a reality in christianity, we are seeing a rise of these strange doctrines deceiving many sincere believers. Its the working of seducing spirits whose agenda is to undermine the integrity of the word of God cause an exodus from the christ lifethis wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there
- Several Spiritual Conditions must be present for apostasy to be a possibility and an experience in the life of a believer, these will be the conditions that will allow these demons and their doctrines to have roots within deviating christians. Jude admonished the saints to earnestly contend for the faith, Paul told Timothy to Fight the good fight of fight. Perhaps because the Spirit knew that the faith of his people will be severely challenged in the end times and cautioning us on the kind of posture we should have in the spirit in these last days. This is a list of the conditions that makes apostasy a reality in Christians. Im proposing that these are all the conditions but what I found in my study, you may find more as you seek the truth in the scripture. As we read let us examine ourselves and our walk in the life of faith:
- Not contending to protect the integrity of the faith (Jude 1:3 & Phil 1:27)
- Practicing Unrighteousness ( Gal 3:11):
- Weakness in the faith, a neglect of a life of fellowship in the word ( Rom 14:1)
- Not walking in the steps (principles) of the faith (Rom 4:12)
- Disobedience to the faith ( Rom 16:26)
- Misappropriation of the Faith, resting it on men and acquisition of things instead of on the power of God (1 Cor 2:5)st
- Lack of Perseverance (1 Cor16:13)st
- Lack of personal examinations (2 Cor 13:5)nd
- Spiritual Instability ( Ephesians 4:13)
- Unstable and ungrounded the truth of the gospel
- The love of money
- resisting and straying from the truth
- Not walking in love
- A disregard for the authority of the word of God
Hebrews 2:1 (NKJV Strong’s)1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
The Possibility of drifting becomes apparent when these conditions are evident in a believer. the church of Jesus Christ is faced with a serious challenge and I believe the Lord will hold the five fold ministry gifts highly accountable for the apostasy. Jesus said to the father I have lost none you gave me except one. He was committed to those whom the father place under him. He taught them the foundations of knowing God, walking with God and in His ministry taught essential principles for developing and living in the kingdom. His messages always brought them closer to the understanding of God and His kingdom. The apostles would be aghast with the spiritual content that exist in the church today, for they taught the churches the reality of Christ. Today we have so many strange doctrines that its easy to be tossed around in confusion. I believe its largely due to the fivefold ministry in the church and a misplacement of priority and abuse of purpose. I will get into this in a later chapter.
The value this generation has placed on gifting and anointing has undermined the training God requires to prune a vessel for his use. Somehow we have forgotten that thought that the ways of God has changed, our generation feels it is a peculiar one in that God would overlook his processes for raising a gift to the world and the body of christ. This is the one thing that has harmed the body of christ. Men have risen with callings and gifts demonstrating power but lacking the character that should accompany them. Jesus said beware of false prophets. You shall know them by their fruit. The difference in their falseness may not be found in how they demonstrate power but in the fruit or character in their lives. Jesus gave us the true system of discerning a gift, its not the power it produces but the character it bears. Power should never be used as a metric for measuring how close a man walks with God, satan and his ministers also appears as angels of light, deceiving many and leading away from the path of righteousness. Love, righteousness and holiness are the true metrics or validity of a man or woman of God. Romans 1: 17. Timothy 4
Gods programs for raising men has never changed, its the same in every generation. It takes time in His presence, time in the caldrons of Gods furnace to produce a ministry that reflects the nature of christ in the earth. the word must be tried 7 times and be found pure. However it is important to note that it does not take time to demonstrate the gifts of the Spirit. The spirituality of a christian does not determine whether the gifts flow or not, that right lie with the Will of the Spirit as it serves the edification of the church. In Acts there were those who received the Spirit and operated the gift prophesy without any previous experience in the things of God. Any child of God who has the Holy Spirit may operate the gifts of the Spirit which are the supernatural expressions of the attributes of Gods power to his people. The Corinth church lacked jn no gift, but demonstrated the worst carnal experience of any christian group at that time. You see, it is possible to be gifted and immature, gifted and unpruned for service. Gifted and not living with accord with standards of God. Some may argue that it is unfair. But I believe it is equally wrong to want to exercise the powers of God without the fulfilling the requirement that comes with it.
The giver of the gifts maintains the right to set out the guidelines that comes with using His gifts. And one characteristic of the Spirit that’s prevalent is that He is holy. So it is natural that with the consistent use of the gifts of the Spirit one should also pursue a holy life in God, otherwise we are in a delusion thinking we can continue with unholy lifestyles and not corrupt the power of God in our lives
Jesus was so concerned about the sanctity of his disciples that he saw it as his responsibility to sanctify himself for their sake. It is a spiritual principle that like will beget like. An unholy or worldly minister cannot birth a holy church. Thus we are given insight into how the spirituality of a church can be measured. The leaders internal life will in some ways be reflected in the spiritual lives of his followers. Hence we are cautioned on who we follow.
Our generation has excused themselves from the importance of sanctification 1st cor 7, we have been deceived by the spirit of the world. Hence power has become more appealing to this generation than the walk of the one who demonstrates it. Moses became a snake, so did Jannes and Jabreses. eben the antichrist and false prophet will perform wonders to deceive (2nd Thessalonians ) The laws of the Spirit realm grant almost anyone to access its possibilities whether through godly means or diabolical. A generation that seeks after signs is a cursed generation (Matthew). A generation that has developed a tolerance for sin and worldliness will never see the true glory of God. It is not fashionable in this generation to be holy
True power and glory can only be experience when we learn how to prioritise the order. Fruit must always be valued above power. It is a protective measure that’s given to us by the Lord in the last days. We must maintain a balance as we seek to experience the supernatural in God we must equally pursue the walk that accords with it. The Spirit of holiness will always produce power (Rom 1). The fall of a minster or church that relies solely on power is inevitable. the foundation for a strong spirituality is the word of God and a life given to Prayer
Day 30: Yielding to the Spirit
Nehemiah 9:20 (NKJV Strong’s) 20 You also gave Your good Spirit to instruct them, And did not withhold Your manna from their mouth, And gave them water for their thirst.
The Holy Spirit is a divine personality, a distinct member of the Godhead. He is that person of the Godhead that has no form of his own but of the one he has indwelt. Thus he has no discernible form, in the natural sense he cannot be seen nor be related to through the senses. He is spirit(pneuma- wind) and like wind cannot be seen but the impact of his presence experienced.
The manifestations of the Spirits, are the Spirits way of making his presence known and his power felt. And through those manifestations we can discern his presence in a place or person.
God is omnipresent yet in all his omnipresence his presence is not Manifested everywhere. When he is manifest it will be known, for there would be notable signs of the demonstrations of his Power.
Thus generically every man has a measure of the presence of God, rather consciousness of his presence, however it the manifestations of the Spirit in ones life that makes the difference.
Why are many Christians without power? And seemingly without the operations of grace? The answer lies in the fact that many have not allowed the Spirit to manifest himself in them because they have not yet learnt the secret.
What then is the secret to having the Spirit manifest and operating in our lives? It is in one word, a word so simple but has the potential to remove all human limitations from the one who would make it the experience of their lives. YIELDING TO THE SPIRIT… It means to cast oneself upon Him, it is the giving over or surrendering of ones will to the sway of The Lord. It is only when we learn to yield ourself to Him that we would experience his manifestations in our life, unending flows of his rivers.
Day 31: The Ministry of the Word
Years ago, the Holy Spirit began teaching me about the ministry of the word and I received an understanding of it. ‘But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word’. (Acts 6:4 KJV). Powerful insights to know that the Word of God has a Ministry and that we can take advantage of it.
The word ministry is from the Greek word diakonia, which connotes an attendant given to a service or office of service in order to render a service, thus the word of God when taught, preached or meditated upon carries out a spiritual & supernatural service to the one receiving it, it produces in the listener the exactly what it was sent to accomplish. The Word is a seed which will produce in you the fruit of the seed planted in you.
For instance, If a minister gives a message on healing, the ministry that the word would carry in that meeting would be to administer healing in different degrees to the ones present. This ministry is undertaken through the Power of the Spirit, because the Word is the instrument the Holy Spirit uses to bless our lives. This ministry doesn’t only take place in meetings where the word is taught or preached, even in your own personal meditation & study times. Go on now take advantage of this Ministry & see your life improve. Give yourself entirely to it & your profiting will appear to all.
Another important fact to note is that the word of God has personality, it takes on the personality of the desire of a person. In simple terms He takes on the form of what you have faith for. That is the beauty of the ministry that the word of God in our lives and spirits……
Day 32: The Dwelling Places of God
Psalms 132:13-14 (NKJV Strong’s) 13 For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place: 14 “This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
It is a fact that the Lord dwells in heaven but here we see that there’re places in the earth the Lord has delight in. Zion was a city in earth that the Lord chose to make His dwelling in. He desired it. In Prov 8, when wisdom speaks. He said His delight was with the sons of man and the inhabitable places of the earth. Thats deep! The Holy Spirit chose to live on earth with the sons of men.
What are the dwelling places of God.? These are places where Gods presence is manifested permanently. Like the place where Jacob encountered the gate of heaven or where a men met him & wrestled with him. Or when the angels met him at the place of two camps. These are places where the divine meet the physical. Where men can encounter God. The burning bush, Or mount sinai. The tabernacle of Moses, Elijah was sent to mount Horeb, called the mountain of God. Jesus on mount transfiguration. Or the House of God Solomon built for the Lord. These are places where God puts in name and presence on.
Can such a place be created for God to dwell or does God decide.? The answer is yes to both.
Yes. one of the secret is the building of spiritual altars. Abraham built an altar that became a gate to heaven. Elijah’s altar brought down fire from heaven. This is how a man can create a conducive environment for the dwelling place of God. True Churches which the Lord designates as houses of prayer are dwelling places of God. The Lord dwells in the Praise & Worship of His people. Your own house can be turned into a dwelling place of God. Remember the Lord must desire in that place for His presence to dwell there. And just like Enoch you can ‘make’ God take pleasure in you, in your ministry, in your household continualy seeking him through faith. Knowing that Your reward is his dwelling place.
In conclusion We are already his dwelling place but his manifestated presence is not always with us. Jesus gave us the secret. ABIDE IN ME & MY WORDS IN YOU. THE WORD OF GOD IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN HOW GOD MANIFESTS HIMSELF IN OUR LIVES. EXALT HIS WORD & HIS PRESENCE IN YOUR LIFE WILL BECOME REAL.
Day 33: The Value of Faithfulness
You have prayed and I have answered The way of wealth is by faithfulness, Faithful to my commands, Faithful to my word. Loving the Lord with a perfect heart in the fear of the Lord courageously, obeying the Lord unto all pleasing. The Lord can trust a faithful man with anything He can trust him with the entire world He can trust him with galaxies He can trust him with his bride.
The way of faith is not by admiring another and what he has, then by lusting for it, that is greed in all measures whether small or great, looking at others and wanting what they have. Look at another’s 10 000 church members and want that, Look at another’s possessions and want that, be on the watch for seeds of lust and greed no matter how big or small.
Joseph was a man that could be faithful. Faithful when nobody is watching. What was he faithful in and through as a slave, as a housekeeper As a prisoner and one in charge of the prison. The crazy thing is what monetary gain does a slave have, a housekeeper have one in charge of prisoners have? Yet while he was being faithful, God was preparing his reign.
So no matter how great or good a vision is, a dream or prophecy, our is only with what we have – faithful with what we have!
God knew he will be faithful during 7 years of plenty preparing for 7 years of famine to feed the entire world. Gods training and preparing totally contrasts that of the world, all he requires is faithfulness in the little, Faithfulness in that which is another’s and The Lord will give that which is our own
Daniel a man that was faithful. They looked for unfaithfulness in Daniel and could not find any, not 1, not 0.1, not 0.000000001%. Their only resolve was to trick him with the law of God. In his work not a thing, imaging not a thing, he was faithful
Enoch was faithful and God translated him. Enoch could never on his own accord translate himself, impossible. Our side is faithfulness, our part faithfulness, Gods part is His. When we are obeying simple things , it might look menial, it might be despised, we might just be getting by, we bringing ourselves closer to our own:
- With Enoch it was translation
- With Joseph – ruler of the world
- Daniel – ruler of kingdoms
- Daniel never fight, never go to war, others did, yet this man ruled
- David as a shepherd boy faithful to David the greatest King
- Jesus Lord – FAITHFUL
I mean Jesus as a carpenter. He never started the biggest carpentry business in Jerusalem, INTERNATIONAL CARPENTERS. And for sure there were bigger carpentry businesses in Jerusalem, and yes MAKING MORE MONEY THAN OUR LORD
Not about how much money folks, we missed the boat if we think more money is more faithfulness
- Faithful with 1 talent – well done
- Faithful with 2 – well done
- Faithful with 10 – well done, not very very well done
Please see it before I say it It is whatever we currently have or are doing that we must found to be faithful
Whether a mother, Housekeeper, Entrepreneur, Police, Pastor of 10, Government worker, Sportsman, etc. BE FAITHFUL
With the world it’s so different, so different It’s what I don’t have that’s important
In church I only have 10 people, we must grow, go and bring and more, go go go
Do good, do well with the 10, love them enjoy them, the rest is history
Imagine if God promised you 10 kids, you have the first one, then you want the next after 1 week and so on, no normal parent thinks like that yet at times this behavior is evident It’s what I don’t have I must have In our time of faithfulness don’t look to get rich
Don’t look to be popular, Don’t look to be accepted. Each of us are unique in Gods calling in our lives
Joseph, David & Daniel
3 examples of faithfulness yet all different journeys in faithfulness One from slavery
Another taking care of sheep. Another a captive, yet all faithful
So must we all no matter where be faithful. Scripture references teachings taken from
2 Chronicles 19:9
And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord , faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
2 Chronicles 19:11
And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the Lord ; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king’s matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and the Lord shall be with the good.
O love the Lord , all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
O love the Lord , all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord . Psalm 101:6
Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. Psalm 119:86
All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. Proverbs 29:14
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever. Isaiah 11:5
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. Daniel 6:4
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. Hosea 2:20
I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord . Habakkuk 2:4
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Day 37: Faith & Speaking in Tongues
Jude 1:20 (NKJV Strong’s) 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
Prayer & Faith are probably the most impost factors for actualizing the realities of God in our lives. These two spiritual forces supplement each other greatly. Unfortunately most people don’t know how to strengthen their faith by prayer. So they end up with in a spiritual dilemma where they find it hard to sustain a strong prayer life because their faith is weakened
Paul says for one to approach God, Faith in God & His ability should already been settled in the heart of the seeker. The confidence & boldness in prayer comes from our faith in the Lord. When the latter has been weakened, it becomes very difficult to sustain a fruitful prayer life.
While we know prayer does not ‘directly’ impart Or grow faith, it does however create the right spiritual settings to receive faith, either from the voice of God or the manifestation of the Spirit. One thing prayer does that nothing else can is PROTECT & STRENGTHEN the Faith received.
This system of prayer & Faith God created for His children to help their cement their faith by also imparting spiritual energy to their Prayer lives. This system is Praying in the Spirit. I believe it is one of the most under appreciated gift in the body of Christ. Because if we really comprehended the depths of value, we’d soar in our faith Life & surely see more promises of Gods promises come to pass.
That’s why in our ministry we promote this kind of Prayer. It’s the highest expression of spiritual praying. One every word is a perfect expression of what you really want to say to God. Secondly, the Holy Spirit is energizing your spirit soul & body as you engage in it, in the process establishing your spiritual life on a greater platform of faith. Praying In the Holy Spirit is the realest form of prayer there is. You can be certain that you’re praying from your spirit. Exalt this type of prayer in your life. Especially when you have received prophetic words in your life. Those words are the life of faith & prayer exposes you to its reality.
Day 38: Intensity in Prayer
Luke 22:44 (NIV) 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
There are moments in our lives when we’re pressed by the urgency of a matter. Such times require exertion of energy at level we might not be used to. Jesus experienced this moment when he was to be crucified. It was spiritual pressure he was feeling & it required a certain kind of intensity in prayer that we never see him pray anywhere.
“His sweat was like great drops of blood” this statement let’s us into his spiritual state in prayer. He had invested all the energy of his spirit, soul & body into that prayer. This scene perfectly portrays what is to be our attitude at specific seasons in our lives, what i’d call destiny moments, when the demands of destiny, of the prophetic Word & Promises of God press us into the chambers of prayer. Where our words are infused with so much force & spirit that it would seem our very breath escapes us.
Elijah had this experience when he placed his head between his feet. Moses felt it when he laid 40 Days before the Lord. Daniel expressed it through 21 Days of Fasting in sackcloth. Spiritual Intensity expresses itself in many different forms but Your greatest investment will be in prayer.
So the next time you open your mouth to pray concerning God’s Promises, your needs or those of your loved one. Add Passion into your prayers. Intensity is the life of all praying. Fuel to the flames of prayer. Let it propel you into deeper realms of praying…
Day 39: Remind God of His Word
Isaiah 43:26 (NKJV Strong’s) 26 Put Me in remembrance; Let us contend together; State your case, that you may be acquitted.
Does God forget the things He speaks that he needs reminding? Absolutely not. In the same way the judge doesn’t need reminding of the law when a case is being presented forth. The reason the lawyer the understanding of the law to persuade the courts in their favor is the same reason why God want us to state forth the case.
We need to Show our comprehension of the Word set forth to us by God. Either as promises, blessings or instructions. This is probably one of the biggest reasons why many of God’s people never win their cases in heaven. It’s because they show no comprehension of the Word. One of the reason why the Lord gives the prophetic Word is to help us argue our case by putting him in remembrance of that which he has said.
Remember Jesus is the high priest of our confessions. So the words we utter in prayer are very important. We need to learn this art of stating forth your reasons before God. using both the written and prophetic Word to present your case. You see God’s Word gives us the ability to speak to God as though he were speaking To Himself. When you reason with His Word there is no way the case can be lost. It’s the way of absolute favor
There’s Another dimension to this spiritual work. That’s in the ministry of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the greatest advocate there is. He has never lost a case & He is on our side. So this is one area where He shines, if we let him!
That’s one of the reasons why we speak in tongues so much. It’s to enable this ministry of the Spirit to take precedence in us. You see when you pray this way you say to the Spirit “ Help me plead my case concerning this ‘thing’ to the Father, I yield my tongue to you. Speak through me in Jesus Name. ” You will hear tongues you’ve never heard. Words that never entered your understanding. Phrases & statements coming out of your mouth that will shock you. That is the ministry of the Spirit taking place in prayer. You’ll find judgements after Judgments in your favor. Train yourself to rely on the Holy Spirit in your prayer life…
Day 40: Transformation by the Word
2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV Strong’s) 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
It’s the desire of the Spirit to have all his children morph into Christ’s image, going from glory to glory. It’s this transformation that brings greater liberty in the Spirit. Unfortunately most of us do not know how to transform to these different glories in the Spirit. The Word of God is the glory of God & as we look into it the same glory is mirrored to us.
This is what happened to Moses on the mountain with God. After spending 40 days & nights on the mountain with God, receiving the laws from God, he had no idea what was taking place over his body as God spoke to Him. His body had absorbed the light & glory of God as he received Gods Word. This is amazing because that experience teaches us that if anyone would spend adequate time with the Word, the glory, light and power of the Word would affect even his mortal body.
Meditation is key. It’s one of the most important spiritual practices in our walk with God. It is this process that helps our spirit souls & bodies assimilate the glory of God because it is our destiny to live in His glory, to become his glory & ultimately express it to creation. Let’s take to consider the importance of the Word & what we do with it to our spiritual progress & destiny. Become & Reflect the glory by spending more time with the Word
Day 43: Living by Divine Instruction
Proverbs 4:13 (NKJV Strong’s) 13 Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.
There’s a system in God’s Kingdom through which men rise, a way of life that defines the mature & distinguish them from babes. All the greats before God rose to ranks by this way. This is one of the most important secrets of success in life. Instruction!!!
If you’re going to navigate through this life successfully you’re going to have acquaint yourself with the author of life, the Holy Spirit. He is the one with the blueprint to your life. But the only way your life will reflect the beauty , the counsel & purposes of the Spirit is when you learn to receive His instruction, his commands or divine prerequisites for your destiny. This one word has destroyed & created the destinies of many.
The bible clearly tells us that’s how failure entered the world, when a man chose to rebel against the instruction of the Spirit. It had to take a man totally yielded to the Spirit to rectify the error of man. Your glory with God is in obedience. Those who follow this path become somebody’s with God, History doesn’t lie. If you want friendship with God you must learn the way of instruction.
A true son of God is characterised by his ability to follow the Spirit. It is a hard thing for a man to do but this is the way of maturing divinity, learning to follow the Spirit. Sons of God are those who have been trained to follow Him & His instructions unequivocally. If you want the resources of heaven to back you, follow this path. to live by divine instruction is to truly live, it’s true wisdom!
Day 44 : The Operations of Faith
Faith is probably the most powerful force in the universe. It’s very concepts denotes an operation of a supernatural force. To live by it is to live supernaturally & in alignment with God’s desire for the righteous ones. By it we can accomplish spectacular exploits in our lives & for God. The Holy Spirit inspired me to see how faith can be incorporated in our spiritual walk. Meditate on this list & realise what Faith can help you achieve in God.
- Faith to be a Witness & Receive divine Testimony
- Faith to Create & Shape Destiny
- Faith to Offer sacrifices to God
- Faith to Walk with God
- Faith to Please God
- Faith to Build for God
- Faith to Obey God
- Faith to live in the Promises of God
- Faith to Receive Divine Ability
- Faith to See & Embrace the Promises
- Faith to Pass Divine Tests
- Faith to Quicken dead things to life
- Faith to Bless & Prophesy of the Future
- Faith to Perceive the Future
- Faith for divine protection
- Faith To Discern the will of God
- Faith to see the Invisible
- Faith to forsake the World & It’s systems
- Faith to Keep God’s precepts
- Faith for Supernatural deliverances
- Faith for supernatural exploits and victories
- Faith to not perish with the world
- Faith to subdue spiritual & Natural Kingdoms
- Faith to work righteousness
- Faith to obtain promises
- Faith to Subdue the Elements & Nature
- Faith for Boldness in combat
- Faith to quicken the Dead
- Faith to endure torture and escape torment
- Faith to be Perfected
Day 45: This Is My Son
The first time the Father speaks of Jesus before those listening was immediately after he had received the Holy Spirit. Prior to that event, Jesus hadnt done anything noteworthy according to the scripture, no healing, miracle or any other thing that may suggest Demonstrating the power of God.
Yet the father was so pleased with Him that He parted the heavens and let the world know how he felt about His Son.
This proves that we don’t really please God because we do things for Him. We please because we have His Spirit In is. We please Him because we are willing to fulfill all righteousness. We please because we are concerned about His business. We please when we love His Word.
`The greatest seal of Gods approval on a life Isn’t not when we have done mighty acts of power that has has the world captivated. It is however When we are able to Hear Gods Voice & Follow His Spirit……
Day 46: The Beauty of the Human Spirit
The true beauty of the human spirit can only be revealed through prayer, it helps us contact not only God but the inner man. Unless a man prays he can never contact his true self and the glory in him. Prayer is an activity in aligning things in all the realms of life through communion with God Almighty. So we can only change and have the nature of things change through the agency of prayer. Our whole beings depends on that engagement of spirit.
The beauty about praying is that our very prayers reach the ears of the Almighty God on his glorious throne of thrones. If that’s the case, there’s nothing or no place in this world that requires change that cannot be touched by the power of prayer, there’s no distance far enough that prayer cannot reach, there is not no power strong enough that the force of prayer cannot overcome. There is not human or other worldly being that is as powerful as prayer. Let that sink in for a Moment!!
We Should yearn for the grace of prayer. All our lives depends on it. All of Gods power can be invited through this medium of the Spirit.
The soul that prays shall know God!! The man who prays will find that everything that should happen in and for his life will fall into place…