Articles for January 2017

ENJOY YOUR FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

ENJOY YOUR FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

ENJOY YOUR FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

YOUR FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD
HAS LOADS OF BENEFITS

WHEN WE PRAY, WE STAY CLOSE TO THE ONE WHO LOVES US

Mark 11:17
Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”

FELLOWSHIP with mankind is one big idea GOD had in mind when HE created Adam,  an intelligent, free moral agent who could make choices. First Adam would till the land and make it fruitful thereby extending forcefully the borders of the garden to swallow up everything else that was contrary to the order in the garden.
Dominion!  ruler-ship! multiplication!  ….that was the assignment,  And
DAILY,  at the cool of the day, there would be a POWERFUL visit from heaven and I’m sure those were the sweetest moments of all.
It is critical that we go out and win in life, in business, in studies and whatever other spheres of influence that are before us.

I DECLARE:   
YOU SHALL GO FORTH LOADED WITH THE SWEETNESS THAT COMES FORM QUALITY MOMENTS SPENT WITH GOD IN HIS PRESENCE!

YOU WILL BE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR WHEREVER YOU GO TODAY

2 Corinthians 2:14-15
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

THE FALL

Adam fell, the garden was lost, the visits were withdrawn – the saddest thing about being outside of the garden, even beyond the hard work, sweat, thorns, thistles, animosity from snakes, scorpions and wild animals,  I’m pretty sure,  was the loss of that daily intimate fellowship with GOD.
And note that GOD did not withdraw his Glory out of anger, but it was an act of kindness so that Adam and Eve would not be destroyed by His Holiness in their sin.   Nothing unholy is able to stand in HIS PRESENCE.

BUT all this satanically induced separation of the first couple from their Maker did not erase in GOD HIS DESIRE for fellowship with HIS treasured creation – Mankind!
The idea of having a place and time where people could gather and just give attention to HIM and allow HIM to move among them and enjoy HIS Goodness was CENTRAL to the coming of a Savior.

Even as Israel went out of Egypt GOD was still musing on the idea of having them all to be HIS TREASURED POSSESSION.

Exodus 19:5
Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be   MY TREASURED POSSESSION.   Although the whole earth is mine,

GOD’S DREAM

GOD was dreaming of a house.   HIS HOUSE. It would be more than just brick and mortar.

1 Peter 2:4-5
As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

1    IT WOULD BE A GATHERING OF NATIONS THAT THEY MAY EXPERIENCE WHAT WAS LOST – HIS GLORY.

Isaiah 66:18
For I know their works and their thoughts. And the time is coming when I will gather all nations and tongues, and they will come and see My glory.

And remember:

1.1.   WHERE GLORY IS EXPERIENCED NEEDS ARE SWALLOWED

Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

1.2.  WHERE GLORY IS REVEALED MIRACLES ABOUND

Exodus 15:11
Who among the gods
is like you, Lord?
Who is like you—
majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
WORKING WONDERS?

1.3.  WHERE GLORY DESCENDS HUMAN CRISES ARE CRUSHED AND FAITH IS FUELED

John 2:11
What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

AND I DECLARE:    As you walk with GOD – signs and wonders shall not be scarce in your day!

1.4.  WHERE GOD’S INSTRUCTIONS ARE HEARTILY OBEYED THE GLORY WILL NOT FAIL TO APPEAR

Leviticus 9:5-6
They took the things Moses commanded to the front of the tent of meeting, and the entire assembly came near and stood before the Lord. Then Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded you to do, SO THAT THE GLORY OF THE LORD MAY APPEAR TO YOU.” 

1.5.  WHERE THE GLORY OF GOD IS REVEALED THERE IS GREAT JOY!   

Leviticus 9:23-24
Moses and Aaron then went into the tent of meeting. When they came out, they blessed the people; and THE GLORY OF THE LORD APPEARED TO ALL THE PEOPLE.   Fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, THEY SHOUTED FOR JOY and fell facedown.

1.6.  WHERE THE GLORY MANIFESTS ALL DEMONIC DIRT AND DEPRESSION FLEES – JOY ENTERS FORCEFULLY

Acts 8:7-8
For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. So there was great joy in that city.

1.7.   THAT SAME GLORY THAT WAS PRESENT IN CREATION – NOW RESTS IN YOU AS YOU FELLOWSHIP WITH JESUS

2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

2    GOD’S DREAM HOUSE WOULD BE A GATHERING PLACE FOR EVEN THOSE LEFT OUT OF THE COVENANTS OF PROMISE

Isaiah 56:7a
Even them I will bring to My holy mountain,

3    IN THAT HOUSE THEY TOO WOULD EXPERIENCE JOY

Isaiah 56:7b
Even them I will bring to My holy mountain,
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.

4      IT WOULD BE A PLACE OF ACCEPTANCE

….. wiping away centuries of rejection and being outcasts!

Isaiah 56:7c
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
Will be accepted on My altar;
For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Many nations surrounding Israel had long observed the Blessedness of Israel’s close fellowship with Jehovah and they desired to be part of it.   They often came from afar just to observe, admire and wonder.   Much more so in the time of King Solomon.

GOD had planned it that way, as a bait for the nations to desire HIM above all the idolatry that had captured their imagination for centuries.   GOD gave them a prototype in Israel of how wonderful it is to live in the Glory.

Deuteronomy 4:5-8
See, I have taught you decrees and laws as the Lord my God commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to take possession of it. Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the NATIONS, who WILL HEAR ABOUT ALL THESE decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.” What other NATION SO GREAT as to have their gods near them THE WAY THE LORD OUR GOD IS NEAR WHENEVER WE PRAY TO HIM?  And what other nation is SO GREAT as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

5. IT WOULD BE A PLACE WHERE THEIR INNER TURMOIL AND SADNESS WOULD GIVE WAY TO JOY.

Isaiah 56:7b
and give them joy in my house of prayer.

IT IS UPLIFTING TO RECOGNIZE THAT:

As you go about the business of your day,  the time spent in His Presence will affect positively everything you do.  People who will interact with you are Blessed.  You carry a very real Spiritual Fragrance that will neutralize the putrid stench of demonic emissions and untold problems.

Go forth in Power
Go forth in Glory
Go forth in Beauty
GOD is in you, You are in Him
The World is waiting!

HOW TO MAINTAIN THE BLESSING AND MOMENTUM

HOW TO MAINTAIN THE BLESSING AND MOMENTUM

HOW TO MAINTAIN THE BLESSING AND MOMENTUM

The days of prayer have been a great courage builder, spirit, soul and body there has been a positive alignment and sharpening of our ‘antennas.’   This elevated position that comes at a high cost of self denial,  like hard earned currency it deserves to be protected and preserved for our continued advantage.

Here are some thoughts on how to continue operating from the mountain top experience.   Sure ways to preserve and maintain the Blessings

 1    TREASURE YOUR MENTAL SPACE AND YOU WILL PRESERVE SPIRITUAL SENSITIVITY AND  POWER

Psalms 1:1-3
Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.

While it is true that we may not always be able to keep mind contaminators away from us at all times since we live, study, work and interact with a continually deteriorating world,  we are nevertheless Not helpless!
It seems evil frontiers are daily pushing hard to get our attention and course  despair to anyone who is determined to live honorably.

The good news is;  though the ungodly often sound very convincing, we don’t have to follow their advise.    God’s Word is in you!   His Spirit will guide you!   When wicked people try to influence you to do wrong against
Your spouse
Your employer
Your parent
Your leader

You will sense a discomfort in your inner being.   Don’t ignore it!  It is the leading of the Lord.   Stop, ask yourself questions like:
Will this advise be honoring to GOD?
Will this help to build OR will it demolish my hard earned relationship(s)?
Will the results bring joy in the long run or will my ‘pleasure’ be short lived ( as when driven by a desire to hurt someone in revenge?)

2.   REMEMBER:    WISDOM FOLLOWS ASSOCIATIONS

Proverbs 13:20
Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm.

So,  let not the enemy of your progress harm you by flooding your mental space with polluters such as vulgar, dirty jokes, and the like

Some people just don’t do spiritual hygiene!   Anything that comes to mind they spit out and still believe they are ‘cool.’  They have no sifters!   They’ve not developed  a fail proof standard to test their ‘counsel’.   They suffer from what we call  logorrhea  ( it’s a form of verbal diarr….)

3   DEVELOP THE HABBIT OF SPEAKING  GOOD WORDS ON PURPOSE …. IT PAYS!

Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

4.   REMEMBER:   INTERVIEWS AND CONTRACTS FOLLOW WORDS

Proverbs 18:20
A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;
From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.

5.   INSPIRATION IS OFTEN HIDDEN IN WORDS.

John 6:63c
The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

And inspiration can be the differences between achievers and non achievers.
E.g.  Not everyone who studies business succeeds in business,   By the sheer numbers of people who’ve graduated at some higher institution of learning,  the number of businesses should have been much bigger.   But many have preferred to be in the ‘safety’ of sheltered employment rather than stand up to business demands.   It takes a lot of regular inspiration to start and stay in business!

6.   NEVER SHY AWAY FROM HARD WORK – IT PAYS

Proverbs 14:23
All hard work brings a profit,
but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Remember;  “whatever he does prospers”

VICTORY IS IN THE DOING!  

Some high sounding talkers have said ” don’t work hard, work smart”.  Initially it sounds  good but it is actually far from good.   Where there is vision, desire and passion, hard work will not be absent!   From sports to ministry, from business to politics. For uncommon achievers, hard work is not a swear word.  It is actually celebrated.

7.   Deliberately keep a ‘happy mind space’

Psalms 1:2
but whose DELIGHT  is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.

Psalms 37:4
DELIGHT yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Philippians 4:4 AMP
Rejoice in the Lord always [DELIGHT, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!

Israel fell into untold trouble for failing to keep a happy attitude towards their GOD and His Law

Deuteronomy 28:47-48
Because you did not serve the Lord your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.

NB.    NEVER ALLOW YOUR MIND TO DETERIORATE TO A POINT WHERE YOU FAIL TO SEE THE JOY EMBEDDED  IN SERVING THE LORD!

One of the true benefits of a fast is when you see activity around GOD as a delight

Israelites had long failed to see their sabbath as a rest day given by GOD out of love and care!  They saw it as an inconvenience to their businesses because city gates would be shut and their merchandise would have to wait for twenty four hours.
They would be scathing in their talk against the sabbath. And all this time GOD would be listening with pain at their ingratitude stemming from a refusal to acknowledge that the Law was given in love!

True repentance would then require a change of heart and perspective!   They were expected to ‘see’ their rest time as an advantage and not as some ‘necessary inconvenienced’

Isaiah 58:13
“If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
and from doing as you please on my holy day,
if you call the Sabbath a DELIGHT
and the Lord’s holy day honorable,
and if you honor it by not going your own way
and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,

DANIEL FAST – DAY 19

DECLARATIONS OF A PRAYER WARRIOR

DECLARATIONS OF A PRAYER WARRIOR

1. I WILL MAKE THE MOST OF THIS PRAYER TIME.   

Ephesians 5:16

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

If time equals life then

Wasted time equals wasted life

Make the most of every opportunity

You shall have made the most of life

2.                            I WILL NOT WAIT FOR CATASTROPHIC EVENTS TO CALL ON GOD

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while he may be found;

call on him while he is near.

Let the wicked forsake their ways

and the unrighteous their thoughts.

Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,

and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

3.                           I WILL RESIST ALL TIME WASTING FOOLISH WANDERINGS

Ephesians 5:10

finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.

4.                       I WILL IDENTIFY AND ELIMINATE ALL TIME THIEVES

Ephesians 5:14

Therefore He says:

“Awake, you who sleep,

Arise from the dead,

And Christ will give you light.”

5.                   I RECOGNIZE THIS AS MY TIME OF FAVOR

Psalms 69:13
But I pray to you, Lord,
in the time of your favor;
in your great love, O God,
answer me with your sure salvation.

MY PRAYER FOR YOU IN 2017

Psalms 125:1-3

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people
both now and forevermore.
The scepter of the wicked will not remain
over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
their hands to do evil.

Your Faith in GOD will be strong – you will move mountains
Your ability to trust shall not be undermined
by yesterday’s demonically induced failures
Your confidence is stabilizing – Your joy is returning
With joy you will draw waters from the wells of salvation

You are surrounded with favor as with a shield
As mountains surround Jerusalem so the LORD surrounds you today
The eerie sounds of satanic war cries – I drown by the shout of Prophetic praise
Chariots of evil forces against you are met with consuming fire

The victory songs of Zion shall be on your lips
You will sing a new song
Your will dance will rebuke despair
The fragrance of heaven will be wherever you go!

I scatter the clouds of gloom and dismay
Your environment shall obey your voice
Your words shall not go unattended

FAMILY

Those who vouched to see your family suffer will be frustrated
Your children are clothed with splendor and dignity
Every trick to derail your offspring from the ways of truth is overturned
The poison of demonic war games and angry birds I neutralize and nullify
Ability – Agility – flexibility – Good Health
Great shall be the Peace of your children for they are taught of the LORD
The voice of a stranger they will not follow
When tempted, the power of prayer will prevail
In all tests they will come out more than conquerors.

The atmosphere polluters through rebellious music I scatter
All insults encoded in catchy rhythmic patterns and fancy phrases
intended to pollute their subconscious mind,   To soil,  contaminate,  and desensitize their  conscience I erase by the Blood of Jesus
The evil eye is blinded!  All Demonic surveillance is blinded
All channels and loopholes used to monitor my movements are shut up

It shall not take root!
Every plant not planted by our heavenly Father I uproot now!
I cause it to dry now!  I call fire to devour it completely – never to rise again!!

In your home there will be joy
To every unhappy, unhealthy and unholy spirit – access is denied
Every unreasonable and overwhelming desire for fashion and gadgets
Designed to agitate and frustrate the children I extinguish in Jesus Name

Every false friendship creeping in to undermine respect – good behavior – Honorable character and Godly lifestyle   – I crush in the Name of Jesus!

I seal off All bad influences – coming through relatives , friends , acquaintances , teachers , lecturers , prominent members of society with  a depraved mind
Every dishonoring relationship designed to delay progress, and derail from the way of Holiness – every affair intended to sidetrack and sideline
Every soul tie that binds the family to foreign influences
Every sexual scandal designed to humiliate and stifle the voice of correction
All exposed areas of concern – I seal off in Jesus Name

Godliness, Gratitude, contentment,  appreciation warmth shall be the marks of honor and beauty in your home.

Sibling rivalry is not your portion
I speak cooperation and compassionate co existence
Family feuds of generational bad temper stop right now!
As for you and your house – you will serve that LORD

You will will sing songs of Zion with Gladness
The voice of thanksgiving shall not be scarce in your house
The wonder and awe that fill your house shall be a witness to your neighbors
You will be the envy of you colleagues!
Yours will be called a dwelling of righteousness
Yours will be a sort after home
Healing shall be in every room

ABOUT OUR CHURCH

We are planted by Jehovah we shall not be moved
A declare:   That our influence will be all over the city
Our voice will not be muzzled
When we speak people will listen
When we preach – souls will repent
When we announce – people shall gather

Every gathering shall be a GOD honoring
The yoke destroying , burden removing power of GOD shall be evident and abundant
Deliverance shall occur in every service
Notable Healings  will increase and multiply

There shall be joy in this house of prayer
Blessed Hunger for righteousness will be filled
Testimonies – breakthroughs – timely intervention –
We go out with joy – led fourth in Peace
The caterpillar bulldozer of heaven goes before us to prepare the way

Every mountain shall be made low
Every valley shall be lifted
Every crooked way made straight
And I very rough road made smooth

No mountain shall be a barrier
No valley shall defeat you

Your lot is secure Your inheritance is by GOD
So I declare:
The voice of the wickedness shall not prevail over your territory
The influence of darkness can no longer surround you
Whoever sits on your throne is now ejected
Every undermining spirit is exposed and expelled
Every delaying tactic defused
Every embargo lifted
Every  inhibition removed
Every blockade to your help is shifted in Jesus Name

Those who pretend to help when they are bent on hurting shall be exposed
Every confusing and deceiving agent of darkness falls by the double edged sword of the Word

Every road block against the Angels sent to  serve you is cleared
The answers shall be swift
There shall be no more delay

YOUR FINANCES

Your season of increase is here!
The seeds you offered in faith can no longer be contained
The stalk, the head, the full kernel must now appear
I declare:  you enter into your wealthy place
The hard work you’ve sown must now be rewarded
The hidden wealth in secret places I call forth
The good of the land shall locate you

I declare:  your mouth shall be filled with good things
Thorns, thistles,   torment,  trouble without retreat
Descends upon every one who’s aligned with those who trouble you
Every spirit opposed to your progress is confused and confounded
The expectation of the righteous shall not be cut off

On your right and on your left
Honor, wealth, riches, wisdom, increase, abundance – shall overflow!!
The cap is popped  the lid is broken – the ceiling blown away
The limitation of the past shall become a testimony
Your inheritance

Your financial history shall now be re-written
Every pronouncement, enchantment,  enactment of diabolical legislation
Against your rising is blotted and nullified by the blood of Jesus

Where your financial name was scandalized – I call forth restoration
Where your financial image was tarnished – I decree newness
Where your financial muscle was paralyzed – I declare healing
Where your financial future was buried – I call forth resurrection

Angels are being dispatched now – to help you in all your ways
Favor goes before you  –
to correct generational injustices against your wealth
I connect you to the blessed channels of wealth

You will not beg ,  you will not bow to pressure
You will  lend  – you will lead – you will live  – you will laugh
The sorrows and miseries of lack  – I BIND
The ulcers of financial deadlines and due dates – I BIND
The tension headaches from incessant sounds of ridicule  –  BE SILENCED

DANIEL FAST – DAY 18

IN CELEBRATION OF SEVEN SURE PROMISES

IN CELEBRATION OF SEVEN SURE PROMISES 
GIVE THANKS FOR THESE PROMISES ARE TRUE

1.   UPLIFTING ANSWERS TO PRAYER AWAIT US

Jeremiah 29:13-14
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

Psalms 10:17
Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will prepare their heart;
You will cause Your ear to hear,

2.  OUR HOPE COMES WITH GREAT CONSOLATION

Hebrews 6:18 
that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

3.   A CHANCE TO SUCCEED IN LIFE IS GUARANTEED

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I have seen something else under the sun:
The race is not to the swift
or the battle to the strong,
nor does food come to the wise
or wealth to the brilliant
or favor to the learned;
but time and chance happen to them all.

Isaiah 45:2-3
I will go before you
and will level the mountains;
I will break down gates of bronze
and cut through bars of iron.
I will give you hidden treasures,
riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the Lord,
the God of Israel, who summons you by name.

4.  MULTIPLE VICTORIES ARE SCHEDULED IN EVERY SITUATION

2 Samuel 22:32-37
For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he causes me to stand on the heights.
He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You make your saving help my shield;
your help has made me great.
You provide a broad path for my feet,
so that my ankles do not give way.

5.    YOUR PRAISE WILL BRAKE THE CHAINS

Acts 16:26
Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.

6.   THE BEAUTY AND DIGNITY OF HEAVEN WILL BE WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO

Isaiah 58:8
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

Psalms 5:12
Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

7.   EVERY ONE OF YOUR CONCERNS WILL MEET ITS MATCH IN GOD

Psalms 138:8a
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;

Psalms 37:4
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

DANIEL FAST – DAY 17

OUR SURE ADVANTAGES OVER OUR ENEMIES

OUR SURE ADVANTAGES OVER OUR ENEMIES

1.  WHILE THE ENEMY AIMS TO OVERWHELM US WITH TROUBLE – PRAYER DEMOLISHES THE COMPLEXITIES AND RESTORES CALM

Psalms 61:2
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalms 18:4-6
The cords of death entangled me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.

PRAYER:  Thank you LORD for the privilege of prayer.  We refuse to be overwhelmed by trouble and anxieties.   We trust in you for the dismantling of every diabolical plan to keep us in suspense,  we shall not be overwhelmed.  Our confidence is in the Ancient Of Days!

2.  THE PARADOX OF OUR PROTECTION – WE  ARE VISIBLE TANGIBLE BEINGS YET HIDDEN

Definition of paradox:
A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may be well founded or true.

Psalms 27:4-5
One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.

Psalms 91:1-4
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

Colossians 3:2-3 NIV
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

MOSES

The Nile that was meant to swallow the Hebrew boy child was Moses PASSAGE  to the PALACE
When most in danger of crocodiles on the reeds, a baby helplessly crying and oblivious to the dangers that loomed large around.

Politics
Religion
A mothers’ love
A sister’s care

Most safe at the point of our greatest vulnerability.

3.  IN THE MIDDLE OF ANY CRISIS – OUR SIGN THAT HELP IS ON THE WAY SERVES SIMULTANEOUSLY AS A CHILLING SYMBOL OF SURE AND IMPENDING DISASTER FOR OUR ENEMIES.

Philippians 1:27-28 NIV
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a SIGN TO THEM  that they will be destroyed, BUT that YOU WILL BE SAVED – and that by God.

Philippians 1:28
And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.

NB:  IT WOULD SEEM
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN GOD SENDS ANGELS TO HELP US – WELL AND GOOD

Hebrews 1:14 NLT
Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.

BUT I HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN GOD IS DELIGHTED AND DETERMINED TO DO SOMETHINGS HIMSELF.

E.G.   LIKE AFTER SOME LITTLE SUFFERING

1 Peter 5:10 AMP
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.

SO: when things have happened – and have caused some frustrations and suffering,   Stand your ground – GOD is about to show up and show off!

The Hebrew boys seem doomed for gloom
Naturally they are bound and heading for the blazing furnace
All attention is on them
I can almost here the tongues wagging

“Who do they think they are
No one is above the law
Their cheap religion has gone to their heads
This is Babylon – not Jerusalem
Let them face reality – let them face the music
“Die pope sal dance”

Good riddance!
Where are their moral high horses now?!?
What about their supposedly moral high ground
How does being Mr Holy Holy benefit them now -?!?
The posts they were occupying are now vacant – prepare your CVs guys
Where’s their GOD now!
They’ll be ashes in no time
Nothing but cold grey ashes

4.  IN ALL THINGS THE ULTIMATE RESULT WILL ALWAYS BE TO OUR FAVOR THROUGH PRAYER.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Romans 8:37 NKJV
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Romans 8:37 AMP
Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.

VICTORY IS IN STORE FOR US

Psalms 84:11 AMP
For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

5.  WHEN TRIALS SEEM TO HAVE THE BETTER OF US – GOD’S REINFORCES HOPE THROUGH HIS PRESENCE.

Psalms 34:18-20
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He guards all his bones;
Not one of them is broken.

6.  THE SURE PROMISE OF HELP IN ALL ADVERSITY IGNITES A GOD HONORING,  devil DEFYING FAITH AND CONFIDENCE

Psalms 46:1-2
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Psalms 119:50 AMP
This is my comfort and consolation in my affliction: that Your word has
revived me and given me life.

Psalms 119:50 NIV
My comfort in my suffering is this:
Your promise preserves my life.

Psalms 119:50 NLT
Your promise revives me;
it comforts me in all my troubles.

8.  WHEN THE TROUBLE IS GREAT EVEN GREATER IS OUR HELP AND TESTIMONY. 

2 Kings 6:15-17
When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.
“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Isaiah 59:19 KJV
So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.

1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

DANIEL FAST – DAY 16

01 PRAYERS TO ADVANCE THE KINGDOM MANDATEPRAYERS TO ADVANCE THE KINGDOM MANDATE

Taking a clear stand in the Spirit empowers our prayers and advances our effectiveness in the fight against the enemy of our souls

James 4:7-8
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Ephesians 6:13b
……..and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then…..

1. I WILL BE SENSITIVE TO CARRY OUT THE WORD OF THE LORD

Psalms 119:4-6
You have laid down precepts ( Mandates )that are to be fully obeyed. Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.

The Mandate of the LORD I will fully obey

2. I WILL BE STRONG AND FORCEFUL IN DOING GOD’S WORK

Matthew 11:12
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

3. I WILL BE DILIGENT AND PURPOSEFUL IN SERVING THE LORD

Romans 12:11
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Proverbs 18:9
One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

4.  I WILL KEEP A WILLING HEART IN ALL I DO

Isaiah 1:19-20
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Philippians 2:14-15
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky

5. I WILL KEEP MY TONGUE FILLED WITH PRAISE

Psalms 103:21-22
Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the Lord, my soul.

Psalms 145:9-13
The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.

6. I WILL SEEK HIS WAY AS A PRIORITY

Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Isaiah 55:6-7
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

Psalms 34:10
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

7. I WILL CRY OUT TO HIM AND BE HELPED

Psalms 72:12-13
For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.

Luke 18:7-8
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

8. I WILL FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS IN ALL I DO

Psalms 84:11
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,

DANIEL FAST – DAY 15

PRAYERS FOR HEALINGPRAYERS FOR HEALING

1.  PRAY FOR AN ABUNDANT RELEASE OF GRACIOUS WORDS

Proverbs 16:24
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

I BELIEVE MANY PEOPLE IN JESUS DAY WERE HEALED AS HE SPOKE

John 7:46
“No one ever spoke the way this man does,” the guards replied.

2.   PRAY FOR HEALING IN EVERY MEETING

Luke 6:17-19
He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured, and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.

3.   PRAY FOR HEALING IN ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCES

LET THE HEALING POWER OF GOD SPEAK FOR US.

3.1.  HEALING WHEN WE ARE THREATENED

THE APOSTLES

Acts 4:29-31
Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

3.2.  HEALING WHEN WE ARE TRAPPED

JESUS IN THE SYNAGOGUE

Luke 6:7-11
The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath. But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Get up and stand in front of everyone.” So he got up and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?” He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.

3.3.  HEALING EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF JUDGEMENT

Isaiah 19:22
The Lord will strike Egypt with a plague; he will strike them and heal them. They will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them.

Isaiah 57:18-19 NIV
I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the Lord. “And I will heal them.”

Isaiah 57:18-19. NLT
I have seen what they do, but I will heal them anyway! I will lead them. I will comfort those who mourn, bringing words of praise to their lips. May they have abundant peace, both near and far,” says the Lord, who heals them.

DANIEL FAST – DAY 14

PRAYERS FOR THE BODY OF BELIVERSPRAYERS FOR THE BODY OF BELIVERS

THAT WE MAY BE ONE

1.   FOR PROTECTION

John 17:11
I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.

2.   FOR PROCLAMATION / EVANGELISM

John 17:23
I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

3.    FOR PROMOTION / LIFE AND  BLESSING / TO THE OIL – ANOINTING

Psalms 133
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.

4.    FOR PEACE

Ephesians 4:3
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

5.    FOR PROGRESS IN SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Ephesians 4:13
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Romans 12:5
so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

6.   FOR PRAISE TO OUR GOD

Romans 15:5-7
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

7.  FOR POWER TO CARRY REVELATION AND ANOINTING

Ephesians 3:16-18
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,

DANIEL FAST – DAY 13

MORE AREAS TO WATCH OUT FOR

MORE AREAS TO WATCH OUT FOR

1.  HATRED / MURDER

1 John 3:15
Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

2.  DRUNKENNESS

Luke 21:34
“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.

1 Peter 4:3
For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.

3.   THE SEVEN THINGS GOD HATES

Proverbs 6:16-19
These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.

4.  CONSULTING THE DEAD EVEN BY DEFAULT.

Deuteronomy 18:10-13
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God.

2 Chronicles 33:6
Manasseh also sacrificed his own sons in the fire in the valley of Ben-Hinnom. He practiced sorcery, divination, and witchcraft, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the Lord’s sight, arousing his anger.

4.1.    IT EVEN SPOILS ONE’S TITHE.

Deuteronomy 26:14
I have not eaten any of the sacred portion while I was in mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor have I offered any of it to the dead. I have obeyed the Lord my God; I have done everything you commanded me.

5.    WITCHCRAFT.

( Listen to GOD’S sure promise about witchcraft )

Micah 5:12
I will put an end to all witchcraft,
and there will be no more fortune-tellers.

Revelation 21:8
“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

6.  SEXUAL SINS.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

1 Corinthians 10:1-11
For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.
Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.” We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.
These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings

DANIEL FAST – DAY 12

 

PRAYER PREPAREDNESS

PRAYER PREPAREDNESS

In this season of prayers you will have a great impact in the Spiritual realm!  GOD is partnering with you to bring solutions to you and those around you!   The enemy knows fully well that there is no turning back.   You will win territories that were lost.   And when you gain, heaven rejoices.   What the enemy is known for is to employ delay tactics so as to hinder your effectiveness.   So, watch these areas:

1.    DOUBLEMINDEDNESS.

James 1:6-8
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

2.    SWORN UNKEPT PROMISES.

Matthew 5:37
But let your “Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

Numbers 30:2
When a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-6
When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it.
Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, “My vow was a mistake.” Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands?

3.    ROBBERY

Jeremiah 7:11
Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the Lord.

Malachi 3:6-12
Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes
“I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob,are not destroyed. Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.
“But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
“Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.
“But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
“In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.

4.    WITHHOLDING WORKERS WAGES.

Leviticus 19:13
“‘Do not defraud or rob your neighbor.
“‘Do not hold back the wages of a hired worker overnight.

James 5:4
Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.

5.    UNFORGIVENESS.

Matthew 6:14-15
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Mark 11:24-26
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses