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PRAYER POINTS ON PALM SUNDAY – DAY 0

PRAYER POINTS ON PALM SUNDAY

PRAYER POINTS ON PALM SUNDAY

Matthew 21:1-3

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

Exodus 13:12-14

you are to give over to the Lord the first offspring of every womb. All the firstborn males of your livestock belong to the Lord. Redeem with a lamb every firstborn donkey, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem every firstborn among your sons.

“In days to come, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean? ’ say to him, ‘With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

1.        Pray that JESUS disciples, that is;  us, may be found ready and willing when sent to bring the bound to the King

2.        Pray that our eyes be open to the bondage of the villages before us

It is easy to live in our protected environment and ignore/ forget the plight go the lost and bound around us

3.        Pray that HIS instruction be carried out without delay

“Untie and bring them to me”

NB:    It is not enough just to hand a flyer, we ought to ” compel them to come!

In other words give them “compelling reasons why they should come

EXAMPLE

3.1.     Because you took interest in  them to invite – people can be lonely

3.2.     Because you arranged to collect them just to break the “ice”

3.3.     Because you have been inviting repeatedly even though last time they disappointed you, you never gave up – that’s very compelling

3.4.     Because you came out confident that their problem will be attended to and solved!

 

4.          Pray that every believer overcome the fear of being rejected by opposing voices when approaching people

People may talk, but ours is to answer : ” the LORD needs them”

 

Matthew 21:4-5

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say to Daughter Zion,

‘See, your king comes to you,

gentle and riding on a donkey,

and on a colt, the foal of a donkey. ’”

 

5.          Pray that every prophetic word concerning our church come to fulfillment without delay, IT IS OUR TIME NOW!

6.          Pray for the Spiritual illumination for every one around us to see JESUS despite the simplicity and humble circumstances in HIS

visitation.

 

Matthew 21:6-8

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on.

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

7.          Pray that the older believers may be exemplary in attitude and action and to set the tone

They obeyed promptly and were the first to lay their clothes before JESUS . . . .  And the crowds followed their example!

NB.    PEOPLE WILL LEARN AND CATCH HONOR / THE ATTITUDE AND SPIRIT OF THE HOME FROM THOSE THEY FIND IN THAT PLACE

Matthew 21:9-11

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

8.         Pray that there would be a Spirit of Prayer and Praise – HOSSANA

9.          Pray that JESUS may enter our city – there are cities where he was denied access  e.g.  Decapolis, where the pigs went into the water.    And where the disciples ask if they should pray for fire to come down

10.         Pray that there would be a stirring in our city, a stirring that cannot be ignored

11.         Pray that beyond the trappings of pomp and ceremony the simplicity of who JESUS is will be known by every one who comes

STEPS IN THE GOD DIRECTION – DAY 5

STEPS IN THE GOD DIRECTION

STEPS IN THE GOD DIRECTION

Our journey in this life with GOD is pretty much like a baby starting out.

1.  REGULAR FEEDING FOR STRENGTH IS KEY TO SUSTENANCE AND GROWTH  

1 Peter 2:2-3 NIV
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Many struggles in life will not be too hard when the strength and the know how to tackle them are available.
Malnourished children often fail at points where well nourished ones have no problems whatsoever. Even sicknesses take advantage of the underdeveloped bodies through lack of nutrients!

So it is with our walk of Faith!    Many believers suffer non-progress because they are grossly under-malnourished .They only get a few imbalanced crumbs falling off the lips of some quick-fix quasi-spiritual TV or Internet environments. Often meant to hype the listeners more than genuine help!
Let alone that they generally  miss midweek meetings if any in their area.

Imagine children dying of hunger when all food and medicine that they’d ever need are available – unacceptable hey!

The truth is, all the Spiritual nourishment you will ever need to advance rapidly to maturity in your walk with GOD is readily available!    All that’s needed is for you to:

1.1.  PRIORITIZE YOUR FEEDING TIMES.

Read something from the Word of GOD daily,   Preferably in the Morning before you start your day.   There are many challenges in the day,   Experts in nutrition tell us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Don’t go on an “empty stomach.” Even simple problems can look so daunting and discouraging. That’s why we are committed to providing regular, well balanced Spiritual diets through the printed page on all media possible.

2. REGULAR INSPIRATION IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE   

Hebrews 10:25
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

All of us need to be inspired regularly. Experts tell us that the differential on the inspired and the uninspired is as high as 40%. You started on this fresh walk with GOD as a result of an inspiring sermon in an environment where others were seeking the same.

2.2.  FILL UP YOUR INSPIRATION TANK REGULARLY

Don’t neglect being at a service where the same or similar inspiring messages will be taught.
Those who are in the business of helping people loose weight tell us that most of their clients fail because they loose the initial inspiration and enthusiasm. Especially those who are lone Rangers and have no one to jog or exercise with.
You don’t have to walk alone.  We are here for you!

I will be glad to keep sending you something to help you on your journey form time to time, but that’s just like a bite on your way home,  you still need to get a “well cooked” spiritual meal in a homely environment.

I’m pleased to let you know that our church is expanding to a number of towns and cities and we will be glad to receive you and keep you well taken care of spiritually.

Here are more scriptures to fill up whet your spiritual appetite today:

GOD HAS GOOD PLANS FOR YOU

Psalms 138:8a
The Lord will work out his plans for my life—
for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever

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.

 

ACTIVATING THE COVENANT AND ITS BENEFITS – DAY 6

ACTIVATING THE COVENANT AND ITS BENEFITS

ACTIVATING THE COVENANT AND ITS BENEFITS.

1.   PRECIOUS PROMISES – KNOW THEM.

2 Peter 1:3-4
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

2.  REPEAT THEM – RECALL THEM.

2 Corinthians 1:20 AMP
For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God.

2.1.  EVERY AREA OF CONCERN IS COVERED BY A PROMISE.

Psalms 138:8
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

2.2.  ISRAEL FAILED OFTEN BY DESPISING THE PROMISE.

Psalms 106:24
Then they despised the pleasant land;
they did not believe his promise.

3.  CELEBRATE THE GIVER OF THE PROMISES.

3.1.  HE DOES NOT CHANGE.

Psalms 89:34
My covenant will I not break,
nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

3.2.   HE IS FAITHFUL.

2 Timothy 2:11-13
Here is a trustworthy saying:
If we died with him,
we will also live with him;
if we endure,
we will also reign with him.
If we disown him,
he will also disown us;
if we are faithless,
he remains faithful,
for he cannot disown himself.

3.3.   HE HAS A TRACEABLE RECORD.

Joshua 21:45
Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.

3.4.    JOSHUA TESTIFIES.

Joshua 23:14
“Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.

4.  PARTAKE WITH ABSOLUTE CONSCIOUSNESS THE BREAD AND CUP.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

4.1.  STAY AWAY FROM THE NEUTRALIZING CUPS.

1 Corinthians 10:18-22
Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar? Do I mean then that food sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

JESUS WORK IN PEOPLE – DAY 7

JESUS WORK IN PEOPLE

JESUS WORK IN PEOPLE

It is interesting to note the different crowds that gathered around JESUS from the beginning of his public life till his resurrection.
Before the miracles are seen and reported, JESUS to the people of his day was just another regular Jewish Rabbi. It is fascinating to see the changing nature of the crowds as the savior progresses with His work

JOHN AND THE CHANGING CROWDS

1.   CROWDS OF THE INITIAL MIRACLES

John 6:2
and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. 

Sings and wonders are part of the Gospel. The exhilarating experience  of seeing nature bow to the commands of our GOD. Lives being transformed before one’s very eyes. The blind receiving their sight, the lame bones, muscles and ligaments straightened and leaping with joy.   It must have been mind boggling for the locals to see people they’d written off as sickly and even dying suddenly get a new lease of life. The energy, the excitement, it must was contagious.

The miracles were a statement of love and a foretaste of great things to come. They prepared the crowds to hear and receive the Words of Life.  Faith also responds to such stimuli.  As long as this crowd would listen attentively, now that their attention had been caught by the acts of matchless Mercy, The future now held great promise. A different Rabbi had come. A new day had dawned.

1.1.   THE BREAD CROWDS

John 6:5
When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”

1.2.   THE VIVA CROWDS – THE GRANT CROWDS

John 6:14-15
After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

The old English describes the word ‘king’ simply as one who ‘can’. Kings were expected to have ability to achieve many things. To lead their troops to victory in the time of war. To lead their subjects into seasons of prosperity. They were expected to possess the wisdom to decide over difficult cases brought to their attention by their people. They were like super humans it their people.

Israel was on the look out for such a leader. One who can! One who could drive out the Roman Empire and restore the fortunes of Israel. They were heavily taxed and their dignity under the foreign rule was trampled upon  mercilessly.  Their hopes were rising, This Rabbi was not only healing the sick but even bread was made galore, surely  the economy of Israel was could once again see a revival of the Solomon proportions where supplies and money were as common as stones.

2 Chronicles 1:15
The king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.

Looking at the miracle of bread multiplied,  surely one could be excused for fantasizing about a future of abundance under the rulership of this Rabbi once turned king.  Why delay. After the miracle of the bread they wanted him as their Commander in chief. How convenient.

THEY FOLLOWED BECAUSE OF THEIR STOMACHS

John 6:25-27
When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

What a rebuke for all the free lunch hopefuls! They were instructed on the power of priorities. To place in first place spiritual well-being over belly comforts and appetites. Some got it others failed the test

2.  THE DIVIDED CROWD

John 7:12
Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.”

2.1.  THE SKEPTICAL CROWD – GREAT DOCTRINE BUT FROM WHO-KNOWS-WHERE

John 7:15
The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?”

Look at the assumptions! Was He not taught? They could hardly accept He had come from the Father but already they were making conclusions as to his knowledge base.

2.2.   THE SWEARING CROWD – THEY TALK BACK AT THEIR KING

John 7:19-21
Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?” “You are demon-possessed,” the crowd answered. “Who is trying to kill you?” Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed.

2.3.  THE POLITICALLY CORRECT CROWDS – THEY PLAY TO THE SWAY OF THE ANTI- JESUS AUTHORITIES

John 7:25-27
At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, “Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill? Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah? But we know where this man is from; when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.”

NB. THEY WERE KEEPING AWAY FROM PUBLIC AFFIRMATION OF THEIR FAITH IN JESUS, NOT BECAUSE THERE WAS ANY LACK IN THE TEACHINGS AND MIRACLES – THEY JUST PREFERRED TO BE ACCEPTABLE IN THE EYES OF THE ACCEPTABLE MAJORITY!

2.4. THE PROGRESS IN THE DIVISION

John 7:31
Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?”

John 7:40-43
On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.” Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” Thus the people were divided because of Jesus.

SEE AND APPRECIATE PROGRESS EVEN IN THE MIDST OF CHALLENGES.

EVEN THE TEMPLE GUARDS BELIEVED

John 7:45-47
Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees, who asked them, “Why didn’t you bring him in?” “No one ever spoke the way this man does,” the guards replied. “You mean he has deceived you also?” the Pharisees retorted.

AUTHORITIES RESORTED TO MANIPULATION – A CURSE. . .  

WHAT COULD A RELIGIOUS JEW FEAR MORE!

2.5. THE DEEPLY SELF DECEIVED CROWD

John 8:31-33
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

IN FACT THE REST OF THE CHAPTER REVOLVES  AROUND JESUS SHOWING THEM THEIR TRUE COLORS. . . .

John 8:44
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

2.6.  THE MOCKING CROWD

John 11:34-37
“Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”

3.  THE RESURRECTION CROWD – THE ULTIMATE BARRIER

3.1.   THE CROWD THAT BENEFIT FROM HIS VOICE

John 11:42
I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

John 11:45
Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him.

3.2.  THE CROWD THAT WAS INTRIGUED BY THE LAZARUS PHENOMENON

John 12:9-11
Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.

3.3.   THE BREAKTHROUGH CROWD – THEY WENT PUBLIC WITH THEIR PRAISE

John 12:12-15
The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”

3.4.   THE WITNESSING CROWD

John 12:17
Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.

John 12:28-30
Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine.

MORNING GLORY – LIVING IN THE KINGDOM – DAY 9

MORNING GLORY - LIVING IN THE KINGDOM

MORNING GLORY – LIVING IN THE KINGDOM

UNDERSTANDING NATURES RESPONSE TO GOD AND HIS SONS

It is a generally accepted phenomenon that some people function better in the morning

GOD SEEMS to attach some serious importance to the morning.

HE GIVES THE MORNING IT’S ASSIGNMENT

Job 38:12-15
“Have you ever given orders to the morning,
or shown the dawn its place,
13 that it might take the earth by the edges
and shake the wicked out of it?
14 The earth takes shape like clay under a seal;
its features stand out like those of a garment.
15 The wicked are denied their light,
and their upraised arm is broken.

A TIME OF THANKSGIVING

1 Chronicles 23:30
They were also to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord. They were to do the same in the evening

STRENGTH IN THE MORNING

Isaiah 33:2
Lord, be gracious to us;
we long for you.
Be our strength every morning,
our salvation in time of distress.

A TIME OF PRAYERS REQUESTS AND QUIETLY WAITING FOR ANSWERS

Psalms 5:3
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.

A TIMELY WORD

Psalms 143:8
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life.

A TIME TO REARRANGE THE STUFF THAT KEEPS THE FIRE BURNING

Leviticus 6:12
The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it.

In our case, read, meditate, confessions,  affirmations and prayers with thanksgiving

TIMELY MIRACLE PROVISIONS SHALL REACH US

1 Kings 17:6
The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.

2 Kings 3:20
The next morning, about the time for offering the sacrifice, there it was—water flowing from the direction of Edom! And the land was filled with water.

MANNA WAS ALWAYS AVAILABLE IN THE MORNING

CONFUSION TO THE ENEMY

2 Kings 3:22-25
When they got up early in the morning, the sun was shining on the water. To the Moabites across the way, the water looked red—like blood. 23 “That’s blood!” they said. “Those kings must have fought and slaughtered each other. Now to the plunder, Moab!”
24 But when the Moabites came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose up and fought them until they fled. And the Israelites invaded the land and slaughtered the Moabites. 25 They destroyed the towns, and each man threw a stone on every good field until it was covered. They stopped up all the springs and cut down every good tree. Only Kir Hareseth was left with its stones in place, but men armed with slings surrounded it and attacked it.

PARTIES ARE INAPPROPRIATE IN THE MORNING

Ecclesiastes 10:16
Woe to the land whose king was a servant
and whose princes feast in the morning.

Isaiah 5:11
Woe to those who rise early in the morning
to run after their drinks,
who stay up late at night
till they are inflamed with wine.

HE IS MY SONG EVEN IN THE FACE OF TROUBLE

Psalms 59:16
But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble.

MORNING HAS BEEN COMMANDED TO BRING US JOY

Psalms 30:5
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Psalms 90:14
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD IS ASSOCIATED WITH …..

HEALING AND HEALTH PROMISES YOUR SPIRIT SOUL AND BODY

HEALING AND HEALTH PROMISES YOUR SPIRIT SOUL AND BODY

HEALING AND HEALTH PROMISES YOUR SPIRIT SOUL AND BODY

HEALING FOR THE WOUNDED SERVANT

Work is a Blessing. It was never a curse. Sweat was! Even that when Jesus took on himself the sin of the world at Gethsemane – that bitter cup – even His sweat turning to blood – the great exchange happened! All labor, even sweat,  in and through Him, will now carry eternal Bliss.
Sweet as this knowledge is, We are human and the pain of disappointment, rejection, failure and demonic unscrupulous activity to undermine our work can be hard felt.

How does one recover from the blows of unfortunate, demonically orchestrated mishaps?
How does one recoup from the profuse bleeding of inspiration and courage?
How does one face the world after being shamed and scandalized?

Let these Words breathe life and recovery to your soul!  You don’t have to walk around with a wounded soul.

As you continue trusting in the LORD, past whatever ordeal you may have gone through, Death of a love one, divorce,
Whatever your ‘lion’s den!  There shall be no wounds in your total being.

Daniel 6:23
The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, NO WOUND WAS FOUND ON HIM, because he had trusted in his God.

GOOD NEWS!

1.    OUR BODIES HAVE AN OPEN APPOINTMENT WITH THE LIFE GIVING POWER OF GOD.

Romans 8:11
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Ephesians 3:20
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

THE SPIRIT OF LIFE DWELLS IN ME!!!!   ,,,And HE at work within me!!!

2.   NO WOUND IS HIDEN FROM GOD

Psalms 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.

3.   GOD WILL HEAL YOU AND PREVENT PREMATURE DEATH

Psalms 30:2-3
Lord my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.
3 You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down to the pit.

4.   GOOD DAYS ARE FAST RETURNING TO YOU

Jeremiah 30:17
But I will restore you to health
and heal your wounds,’
declares the Lord, . . . .

1 Peter 2:24
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

5.  HUMILITY CARRIES HEALING AND LONG LIFE

Proverbs 3:7-8
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.

6.  THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS A CHANNEL FOR HEALING

Malachi 4:2
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well- fed calves.

7.  YOU WILL WALK IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD AND ENJOY HEALTH!!!!!

Jeremiah 33:6
“‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

8.  HEALING IS PART OF YOUR PROSPERITY HERITAGE

3 John 1:2
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

Proverbs 12:18
The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

9.    YOU WILL WALK IN WISDOM AND BRING HEALING!

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

10.  EXPECT A NEW DAY TO DAWN OVER YOUR HEALTH

YOUR HEALINGS SHALL NOT DELAY

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.

LIVING IN THE KINGDOM -DAY 11

LIVING IN THE KINGDOM

LIVING IN THE KINGDOM

WE ARE RECEIVING A KINGDOM

Hebrews 12:28
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,

In it we live by Faith

Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Hebrews 10:38-39
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

1    WE ARE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH

Romans 5:1-2
Peace and Hope
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

2   BY FAITH WE PLEASE GOD

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

3     BY FAITH WE ARE SHIELDED BY GODS POWER

1 Peter 1:5
who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

Ephesians 6:16
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

SO FAITH IS EVIDENTLY IS KEY TO KINGDOM LIVING

1     LET’S DEFINE IT

Hebrews 11:1
Faith in Action
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by faith, not by sight.

So, in the definition, it is clear sight is not faith – we being human, we get easily susceptible to sensory knowledge

2    LET’S GET TO KNOW HOW WE CAN SECURE IT

Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

3    HOW WE MAY PROTECT IT – TO KEEP IT TO THE END

1 Timothy 1:19
holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.

1 Timothy 1:18-19
The Charge to Timothy Renewed
18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.

IT IS THE ONE EXHIBIT YOU MUST PRODUCE IN TACT WHEN YOU GET TO THE FINISH LINE

AFFIRMATIONS – DAY15

AFFIRMATIONSAFFIRMATIONS

1    OURS IS THE GREATEST GOD

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

10 plaques – the destruction of the Egyptian deities

2   OURS THE GREATEST WORK. –

John 21:15-17
Jesus Reinstates Peter
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.

If you love me feed my sheep

3    OURS THE GREATEST COMMISSION

Matthew 28:18-20
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Christ is out to reconcile all things to The Father by His Body

4   OURS THE GREATEST TRUST

1 Corinthians 4:1-2
The Nature of True Apostleship
1 This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

5     OURS IS THE GREATEST HELP

John 14:16
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—

Hebrews 1:14
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

HOLY SPIRIT

ANGELIC HOST

OURS THE GREATEST REWARD. ETERNAL. …..looking unto Jesus

1 Timothy 3:13
Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 5:2-4
Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

4 DAYS TO GO

SEVEN RESOLVES satan and all hell CANNOT WITHSTAND

SEVEN RESOLVES satan and all hell CANNOT WITHSTAND

DEF:  Decide firmly on a course of action;  Firm determination to do something.

1.   A RESOLVE TO SEEK THE LORD

2 Chronicles 20:2-4

Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Dead Sea. It is already in Hazezon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi). Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.

THE PEOPLE OF JUDAH WERE SO DETERMINED THEY CAME WITH THEIR CHILDREN

2 Chronicles 20:13

All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the Lord.

DECLARE:  I RESOLVE TO SEEK THE LORD WITH ALL MY HEART.

2.    A RESOLVE TO WORSHIP WITH OUR CHILDREN

Exodus 10:8-9

Then Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. “Go, worship the Lord your God,” he said. “But tell me who will be going.” Moses answered, “We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters, and with our flocks and herds, because we are to celebrate a festival to the Lord.”

DON’T LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF THE EQUATION

DECLARE:   AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD

3.    A RESOLVE TO LIVE A SANCTIFIED LIFE

Daniel 1:8-9

But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel,

THERE WILL BE FAVOR FROM THE LORD FOR THOSE WHO STAND RESOLUTE,  DETERMINED IN THEIR HEARTS TO HONOR THE LORD BY LIVING RIGHT!

DECLARE:  MY LIFE WILL BE HOLY, ACCEPTABLE AND PLEASING IN GOD’S SIGHT

4.     A RESOLVE TO FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT

Nehemiah 4:7-9

But when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the people of Ashdod heard that the repairs to Jerusalem’s walls had gone ahead and that the gaps were being closed, they were very angry. They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it. But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.

ARABS, AMMONITES AND ASHDOD

ASHDOD means RAVAGER, DESTROYER!!!!

. . . . GENETICALLY CODED TO BE DESTRUCTIVE . . . .

4.1.     IN LIFE UNFORTUNATELY THERE WILL BE UNREASONABLE PEOPLE

2 Chronicles 20:10-11

“But now here are men from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, whose territory you would not allow Israel to invade when they came from Egypt; so they turned away from them and did not destroy them. See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us as an inheritance.

FIGHT!   WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE,   VICTORY IS INEVITABLE

2 Chronicles 20:22-23

As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.

ALL satanic INVASIONS  ON YOUR HEALTH

YOUR GOD GIVEN RELATIONSHIPS

YOUR PEACE OF MIND

YOUR DESTINY RESOURCES

ARE BEING TURNED BACK IN JESUS NAME

ALL ENEMY’S CLAIMS OVER YOUR WELLBEING ARE SILENCED!

his ARGUMENTS AGAINST  YOUR PROGRESS, NULLIFIED!

John 14:30

I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me,

ALL ENEMY “HANDLES” ON YOU, TO DELAY, PREVENT OR UNDERMINE YOUR RIGHTFUL INHERITANCE ARE SHUTTERED AND SCATTERED

IN JESUS NAME!

BREAKTHROUGH BEACONS

HELP CANNOT BE WITHHELD FROM YOU

IN JESUS NAME!

4.2.    DON’T GIVE UP ON THOSE AROUND YOU

FAMILY

FRIENDS

COLLEAGUES

Nehemiah 4:13-15

Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at THE EXPOSED PLACES, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows. After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and FIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILIES,  your SONS and your DAUGHTERS your WIVES and your HOMES.” When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our own work.

WHAT ARE THE “EXPOSED PLACES” YOUR LIFE?

Wrong associations

Ungodly business dealings

Inconsistent living

Anger driven actions. . .

Bitterness

Evil speaking – vulgar, coarse / crude  jokes

DETERMINE TO CLOSE THE EXPOSED PLACES AND FIGHT FOR THE PRECIOUS ONES AROUND YOU!

DECLARE:    I WILL FIGHT TO DEFEND TRUTH AND WHATEVER THE LORD

5.    A RESOLVE TO PURSUE DIVINE DESTINY

5.1.    YOUR FINAL OUTCOME SHALL BE VICTORIOUS.

Jeremiah 29:11. AMP

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your FINAL OUTCOME.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU SEE RIGHT NOW OR

WHAT YOUR EXPERIENCES HAVE BEEN THUS FAR

YOUR FINAL OUTCOME IS POISED TO BE VICTORIOUS.

5.2.    LOCK UP YOUR THOUGHTS IN GOD – THERE’S DOUBLE FOR YOUR TROUBLE

Zechariah 9:12.  AMP

Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], you prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you.

Zechariah 9:12.  MSG

Come home, hope-filled prisoners! This very day I’m declaring a double bonus— everything you lost returned twice-over!

Isaiah 40:1-2. NIV

Comfort for God’s People Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.

HARD LABOR IS OVER!   THERE’S DOUBLE FOR YOUR TROUBLE!

5.3.    DON’T LET THE ENEMY TRICK YOU INTO SLUMBER CONCERNING THE GOOD PLAN OF GOD FOR YOUR LIFE

Psalms 106:13. NIV

But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his plan to unfold.

Psalms 106:13.  AMP

But they hastily forgot His works; they did not [earnestly] wait for His plans [to develop] regarding them,

GOD IS DETERMINED TO DO YOU GOOD

5.4.    DETERMINE TO PERSUADE YOUR RELATIVES TO COME ALONG IN THE GOOD PLANS OF GOD – MOSES DID!

Numbers 10:29-32

Now Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place about which the Lord said, ‘I will give it to you.’ Come with us and we will treat you well, for THE LORD HAS PROMISED GOOD THINGS to Israel.” He answered, “No, I will not go; I am going back to my own land and my own people.” But Moses said, “Please do not leave us. You know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you can be our eyes. If you come with us, WE WILL SHARE with you WHATEVER GOOD THINGS the LORD gives us.”

ENCOURAGE THEM

PLEAD WITH THEM

BEG THEM IF YOU MUST!

JUST DON’T LET THEM REMAIN OUTSIDE OF THE THE GOOD PLANS AND PROMISES OF OUR GOD!

NB.    Often it is hard for human nature to follow what is not seen yet – Moses father-in-law knew “Moss” pretty well.    Moses had been his employee for a good forty years.    Moses could hardly manage his schedule and priorities concerning self, family or  people management!   He worked from sunrise to sunset doing what should have been delegated to others in the first place.  He was at a danger of neglecting the very relationship with GOD that had brought him and the people thus far out of Egypt.

Jethro had been the one who rescued this “young and inexperienced” leader by giving him firm advice on how to manage and prioritize.   How could he now expect himself to follow Moss to ” who-knows-where?”

Often the people GOD expects us to “win” into HIS WAY know us so well, some, we grew up before them, our developmental stages with all their faults were before them – at first they may be tempted to say No! like Jethro did but thank GOD Moses persisted!

Be Persistent, they’ll “hear you” soon!

6.    A RESOLVE TO LIFT JESUS HIGH

1 Corinthians 2:2-5

For I resolved to know nothing (to be acquainted with nothing, to make a display of the knowledge of nothing, and to be conscious of nothing) among you except Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and Him crucified. And I was in (passed into a state of) weakness and fear (dread) and great trembling [after I had come] among you. And my language and my message were not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they were in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit and power [a proof by the Spirit and power of God, operating on me and stirring in the minds of my hearers the most holy emotions and thus persuading them], So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy), but in the power of God.

WHEN CHRIST IS CENTRAL AND SUPREME IN OUR PREACHING – MIRACLES WILL NOT BE SCARCE!

Acts 10:42-44

He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.

7.    A RESOLVE TO LIVE IN PEACE WITH GOD

Job 22:21, 27-28

“Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.. . . .

. . . .

You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. What YOU DECIDE on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.

Proverbs 16:7

When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Amen!

18 DAYS TO GO

THE PRESENCE THAT PRESERVES

Genesis 39:1-2
“Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there. The LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.”

Three calamities, one after the other had befallen Joseph. He had been thrown into a pit by his own brothers – the very sons of his father, while they sat down to indulge in the home delicacies he had brought them from their father. They discussed what should be done to him. They had initially muttered the idea of killing him but two among them i.e Reuben and Judah at varying times were struck by a fear and in their own ways tried to save the lad and that’s how he ended up being sold to the Ishmaelites.

This is no group you want to land on to at any given time. They are descendants of Ismael. Their group temperament was articulated when the angel met their pregnant maternal ancestor Hagar who had been sent off from Abraham and was about to give birth to this child who would be called Ismael. This is what the angel said he’d be like:

Genesis 16:12
“He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward all his brothers.”

So, little is left to our imagination as to how that trip must have been for Joseph in the hands of this kind of people. After that tumultuous journey to who-knows-where, Joseph ends up in a slave market where he is bought by some high ranking official in Egypt and enters Portiphar’s labor camp.  Inside he feels ‘stolen’ by an evil force

Genesis 40:15a NKJV
“For indeed I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews;”

Genesis 40:15a AMP
“For truly I was carried away from the land of the Hebrews by unlawful force,”

We can only imagine what he was going through in his mind, from a loving, comfortable home to this seemingly ever deteriorating set of circumstances.

but how reassuring the appearance of that affirmation….

THE LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH, and he was a successful man.

PRAYER FOCUS:

1. Pray that no matter how deteriorating the surrounding circumstances may be, an awareness of GOD’S ever abiding presence would elevate you above despondency

2. Pray that the enabling Presence of GOD would carry you in your work. So that your performance is never dictated to by prevailing negativity

3. Pray that you will he strengthened as you ward off ‘unlawful forces’ in all areas of concern. From family to future to finances and anything in between