25. May 2017 · Comments Off on ASKING FOR SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH AND ACCELERATED SPEED · Categories: Action, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Trusting God

Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah [giving him supernatural strength]. He girded up his loins and outran Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel [nearly twenty miles] (1 Kings 18:46 AMP).

Beloved, yesterday, when someone told me what date it was, I could hardly believe it. There’s the saying that ‘time waits for no man’ and when you look back at how quickly time has flown, that saying couldn’t be any more real…

Now the question is what have I achieved so far? How many things can I tick off my list as completed or achieved? Perhaps, you have found yourself with too much on your plate. You’ve got too many deadlines all at the same time and as with the case with many of us, you feel that you have got limited time. However, do you know that if the Lord felt that we needed more than 24 hours in a day, He would have made our days longer? It’s something to think about.

Beloved, all hope is not lost though. I believe it’s time to get on your knees and ask the Lord for help; for Him to empower you with the special strength, might and the kind of speed that He gave to Elijah to outrun the chariots. It’s also the time to get serious. No more messing around. You don’t want to look back in December and regret the time wasted achieving nothing. I like that Elijah had to get rid of anything that would slow him down. He tucked his cloak into his belt. The Message Bible Translation says… Pulling up his robe and tying it around his waist… while the Expanded Bible Translation says, Elijah… tightened his clothes around him… and he… ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel [nearly twenty miles] (Amplified Bible CLASSIC EDITION).

This tells me that it does not matter who has left you behind or how much you need to catch up. You can still catch up but you’ve got to be serious.

Beloved, this is not the time to panic. Why not ask the Lord for speed that outruns the chariots and then see what happens? Remember… I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency] (Philippians 4:13 AMPC).

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24. May 2017 · Comments Off on BEING SECURE IN THE PERSON GOD CALLED YOU TO BE · Categories: God's Plan, Humility, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Spiritual Growth

JESUS KNEW THAT THE FATHER HAD GIVEN HIM AUTHORITY OVER EVERYTHING and that He had come from God and would return to God. SO HE GOT UP FROM THE TABLE, TOOK OFF HIS ROBE, WRAPPED A TOWEL AROUND HIS WAIST, AND POURED WATER INTO A BASIN. THEN HE BEGAN TO WASH THE DISCIPLES’ FEET, drying them with the towel he had around him (John 13:3‭-‬5 NLT).

Beloved, reading our feature text, the first thing that came to my mind was the fact that this is what happens when you are secure in the person God has called you to be – be it a husband, leader, CEO, whatever. You don’t have to Lord is over people. You don’t have to boss people around so your voice is heard and you don’t have to tear people down to make you feel important. Rather, it is people that would recognise what the Lord has placed in you.

Jesus knew that the Father had given Him authority over everything and so He also knew that bending down to wash His disciple’s feet did not make Him less the person that He was and like someone said, leadership is proven by its fruits and not necessarily by you just saying you are a leader. They then went on to say one of the greatest qualities of leadership is humility.

Beloved, Jesus went on to say to His disciples… And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them (John 13:14‭-‬17 NLT)

Beloved, Jesus humbled Himself and we are told… You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form, He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Therefore, God elevated Him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:5-11 NLT).

Because of His humility, He got elevated and so you too are to… dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor (1 Peter 5:5-6 NLT).

SELAH!

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21. May 2017 · Comments Off on CULTIVATE THE HABIT OF BEING GRATEFUL · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Thanks giving

Then one of them, upon seeing that he was cured, turned back, recognizing and thanking and praising God with a loud voice; and he fell prostrate at Jesus’ feet, thanking Him [over and over]. And he was a Samaritan (Luke 17:15-16 AMP).

Beloved, the Bible says that… in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV) and so, while you’re still waiting on the Lord for that big thing to happen, like this Samaritan in our feature text, have you… turned back, recognized, thanked and praised the Lord‎ for what He’s done so far in your life even in this year or are you like the other 9 lepers ‎that kept going? Jesus said, “Were not ten healed? Where are the nine? Can none be found to come back and give glory to God except this OUTSIDER?” (Luke 17:17-18 MSG)

This OUTSIDER… There’s this term called ‘barren familiarity’ where you become unfruitful because you’ve become too familiar with a thing that you no longer value it’s worth. As a result, it no longer produces anything for you and you no longer reap its benefits.

A typical ‎example is the case of Jesus and the people He grew up with… Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary?… Are they not all with us?… But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.” NOW HE DID NOT DO MANY MIGHTY WORKS THERE BECAUSE OF THEIR UNBELIEF (Mathew 13.55-58 NKJV).

This is about taking one for granted and‎ many of us take the Lord for granted because we’ve become so used to Him and what He does for us daily (Psalm 68:19) that’s why outsiders come in and get blessed faster than those of us that have been insiders for years.‎

Beloved, we need to cultivate the habit of being grateful for everything the Lord has done for us; both the little and big things. It is because of His mercies we are not consumed (Lamentations 3:22).

King David said… I bless God every chance I get my lungs expand with His praise… God met me more than halfway, He freed me from my anxious fears (Psalm 34:1, 4 MSG)‎.

Beloved, Look back at the past few weeks, months or years. Is there anything you haven’t thanked God for or given Him the glory?

Praise the Lord, O my soul! Do not forget all his kind deeds! He is the one who forgives all your sins, who heals all your diseases, who delivers your life from the Pit, who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion, who satisfies your life with good things, so your youth is renewed like an eagle’s(Psalm 103: 2-5 NET)‎.

Beloved, have you really not got anything to thank Him for? Thanksgiving ‎is a key the Lord’s heart… Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name! (Psalm 100:4 AMP) When the Lord sees how you appreciate everything He’s doing in your life, you are in… You’ve got access.

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20. May 2017 · Comments Off on ARE YOU RECOGNISING YOUR OPPORTUNITY? · Categories: Action, God's Plan

While… in prison, Pharaoh’s cup-bearer and baker each had a dream one night, and each dream had its own meaning. When Joseph saw them the next morning, he noticed that they both looked upset. “Why do you look so worried today?” he asked them (Genesis 40:6-7 NLT)‎

Beloved, have you ever read this story about Joseph and his encounter with Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer and baker in prison and imagined what would have happened if Joseph didn’t observe that they were worried and even more… if he didn’t ask them why they looked that way?

Joseph had a God-given dream which wasn’t exactly as straightforward as we would like it to be. There wasn’t a map handed to Joseph to say this is how to get from where you are now to your destination. He didn’t have an easy ride but what I’m learning about Joseph is that he had to spot the opportunities God placed in front of him.

The captain of the guard assigned Joseph to look after Pharaohs chief cup-bearer and baker (Genesis 40:4) and one morning, as he was attending to them, Joseph noticed their countenance and it was only when he asked what was wrong that… they replied, “We both had dreams last night, but no one can tell us what they mean. ” Interpreting dreams is God’s business,” Joseph replied. “Go ahead and tell me your dreams.”(Genesis 40:8 NLT)

This gave Joseph the opportunity to put his gift to work. He went on to interpret their dreams which later worked in his favour as it brought him before the king. The king had his own dream which needed interpreting… Pharaoh sent for Joseph at once, and he was quickly brought from the prison. After he shaved and changed his clothes, he went in and stood before Pharaoh. Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream last night, and no one here can tell me what it means. But I have heard that when you hear about a dream you can interpret it.”‎ (Genesis 41:14-15 NLT)

Joseph interpreted the dream and this was the end result… ‎Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has revealed the meaning of the dreams to you, clearly no one else is as intelligent or wise as you are. You will be in charge of my court, and all my people will take orders from you. Only I, sitting on my throne, will have a rank higher than yours.” Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt.” ‎ (Genesis 41:39-41 NLT)

Beloved, when it’s your season, the Lord would give you opportunities here and there but how many opportunities have you overlooked? ‎Perhaps when it’s that time, that’s when the enemy would want to distract you; all to shift your focus. Joseph could have easily focused on offence; these are Potiphar’s people that joined to throw me in prison but he seized his opportunity and he walked into God’s purpose. Are you recognising your opportunity?

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19. May 2017 · Comments Off on PRAYER IS KEY FOR YOUR NEXT LEVEL OF BREAKTHROUGH‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Power and Authority, Prayer, Spiritual Growth

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours [with the same physical, mental, and spiritual limitations and shortcomings], and HE PRAYED intensely for it not to rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months (James 5:17 AMPC).

Beloved, don’t you find it interesting that ‎of all the great things Prophet Elijah did, his prayer is what’s highlighted, letting us know how important the role of prayer is. Elijah is someone that was recorded for doing many remarkable things and while there’s the tendency to focus on the things he did, let’s realise that he couldn’t do any of it without the basic essential and that’s why the Bible tells us that HE PRAYED and there are times when we just need to put a full stop there. ‘ELIJAH PRAYED’.

We are given a very good picture of how Elijah prevailed in prayer to birth things. We are told that… Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bowed deeply in prayer, his face between his knees. Then he said to his young servant, “On your feet now! Look toward the sea.” He went, looked, and reported back, “I don’t see a thing.” “Keep looking,” said Elijah, “seven times if necessary.” And sure enough, the seventh time he said, “Oh yes, a cloud! But very small, no bigger than someone’s hand, rising out of the sea.” “Quickly then, on your way. Tell Ahab, ‘Saddle up and get down from the mountain before the rain stops you.’” (1 Kings 18:42-44 MSG)

Elijah took the birthing position and began to PUSH which has been turned into an acronym for Pray Until Something Happens.

Beloved, Jesus also spent a considerable amount of time praying. On one occasion, Jesus… insisted that His disciples get into the boat and go ahead [of Him] to the other side to Bethsaida, while He was dismissing the crowd. And after He said goodbye to them, He went to the mountain to pray. Now when evening had come, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and Jesus was alone on the land… At about the fourth watch of the night (3:00-6:00 a.m) He came to them, walking on the sea… (Mark 6:45-48 AMP).

Jesus obviously knew the importance of prayer and I’m wondering how many of us have reached that place where we feel we ought to start rescheduling things in our lives to give more room to prayer? Most times, we try to fit prayer into our busy schedule but there’s a stage you get to where you finally see the wisdom of doing it the other way round. That stage where you realise “Lord, I definitely cannot do this without You”.

Beloved, you cannot be a powerful Christian if you have a poor prayer life so it’s time to pay due attention to prayer… be unceasing and persistent in prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17 AMPC) …The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results (James 5:16 NLT).

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18. May 2017 · Comments Off on WHEN THE EYES OF A SENT ONE IS OPEN · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Rejection, Relationship

Then He spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. He told him, “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam” (Siloam means “sent”). So the man went and washed and came back seeing! (John 9:6-7 NLT)

Beloved, during my morning devotion, I was meditating on the chapter from which our feature text is extracted and a lot of things caught my attention about this ‘sent one’ which I believe is relevant to the move of God in this season. I almost named this post ‘The characteristics or confrontations of a ‘Sent one’ but settled for ‘WHEN THE EYES OF A SENT ONE IS OPEN’.

The first confrontation you would face is the religious system. After this man received his sight, we are told that… Then they took the man who had been blind to the Pharisees, because it was on the Sabbath that Jesus had made the mud and healed him… Some of the Pharisees said, “This man Jesus is not from God, for He is working on the Sabbath…” (John 9:13-16 NLT).

So, he was immediately confronted by the religious system which keeps people blind and bound and when I initially read it, I didn’t notice that he was taken to the Pharisees but I find it intriguing how the Lord would place you in situations that would make you confront the religious system that has held you bound all your life and it requires a certain level of boldness to speak up which we see this man displayed.

When questioned about Jesus, he wasn’t afraid to speak up… “I don’t know whether He is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!… He healed my eyes, and yet you don’t know where He comes from? We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, BUT HE IS READY TO HEAR THOSE WHO WORSHIP HIM AND DO HIS WILL. Ever since the world began, no one has been able to open the eyes of someone born blind. If this man were not from God, He couldn’t have done it.” (John 9:25-33 NLT)

Beloved, he was up against the religious system his parents raised him in – one they themselves couldn’t confront because of fear that they would be thrown out of the synagogue (John 9:22) but because he was bold enough to confront this system, he got kicked out (John 9:34).

Unfortunately, this is what may eventually happen when the eyes of a ‘sent one’ is opened. They get kicked out of the church they were raised in or the church frustrates them until they have no choice but to leave. However, that’s fine because a true encounter with Jesus Christ is around the corner… When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.” “You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is speaking to you!” “Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said and he worshiped Jesus. (John 9:35-38 NLT)

Beloved, are you a ‘sent one’? SELAH!

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17. May 2017 · Comments Off on ON YOUR WAY TO BECOMING THAT PERSON THE LORD HAS CALLED YOU TO BE · Categories: Change, Discipline, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Restoration, Spiritual Growth, Suffering

And He said to them, “Follow Me [as My disciples, accepting Me as your Master and Teacher and walking the same path of life that I walk], and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19 AMP)

Beloved, our feature text refers to the time Jesus was calling His first disciples to come follow Him and I’ve been reflecting on Peter whom He called and instantly changed His name from Simon to Peter. We are told that… Andrew brought Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas (which is translated Peter).” (John 1:42 AMP)

Jesus changed Simons name to Peter, however, towards the end of Jesus’ ministry on earth, we hear Him refer to Peter as Simon. Jesus said… “SIMON, SIMON, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, SIMON, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, STRENGTHEN YOUR BROTHERS.” (Luke 22:31-32 NLT)

Okay! I bet Peter must have been confused. “Am I Peter or am I Simon?” Like I said, When Jesus first called Simon, He changed his name to Peter which means ‘ROCK’. But here, Jesus calls him ‘SIMON’ as if to say… “I’m not referring to Peter the ‘ROCK’. I’m referring to the weak side of you. On your way to becoming Peter, satan would attack SIMON. He would try everything to stop SIMON from becoming Peter.

The Amplified Bible says… Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God]…

The question here is why would satan be so desperate if he’s not afraid of the effect you would have against his kingdom?

The interesting thing is that Jesus didn’t plan to stop satan. Rather, He said; “that’s ok! I’m behind you praying for you… I can stop satan if I want to but you need the experience so that you can… STRENGTHEN YOUR BROTHERS”.

This should be the end result of every trial… You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, THE SAVING OF MANY LIVES (Genesis 50:20 NIV).

Beloved, unfortunately, many of us are ignorant of the fact that satan had and still has plans to sift us like wheat but every trial that comes your way is meant to grow you for your purpose. If you are reading this today, please understand that you have a purpose the Lord is preparing you for. When Jesus called Peter, He said… “Follow Me, and I will MAKE YOU fishers of men”. What Jesus did not mention here was how He planned to MAKE Peter ‘a fisher of men’.

Beloved, please know that that situation which you’re thinking is the breaking of you is actually the MAKING of you. Jesus is praying for you and so am I.

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16. May 2017 · Comments Off on BECOMING LIKE CHRIST IN YOUR DAILY ACTIONS · Categories: Action, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Spiritual Growth

For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be MOLDED into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29 AMPC).

Beloved, have you ever done something and thinking back, you feel that you didn’t handle it how Jesus would have handled it? Before handling a particular situation, have you first of all stopped and asked yourself what would Jesus Christ do in this situation? What if we all took a few seconds to think like this before acting?

Our feature text says we’ve been destined from the beginning to be MOLDED into the image of Christ and during our midnight prayer session last night, my prayer partner and I spent a considerable amount of time repenting from any instance where we haven’t used the situations we have been presented with to show people Jesus Christ and then, we spent time praying to be MOLDED into the image of Christ.

The Bible says… You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful attention to Him, been well instructed in the truth precisely as we have it in Jesus. Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything—and I do mean everything—connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and WORKING ITSELF INTO YOUR CONDUCT as God accurately REPRODUCES HIS CHARACTER IN YOU (Ephesians 4:21-24 MSG).

Beloved, have you learnt anything from Christ? Are you putting what you’ve learnt into practice? The Bible says… Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His dear children. Live a life filled with love, FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF CHRIST (Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT)… In your relationships with one another, HAVE THE SAME MINDSET AS CHRIST JESUS: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage… being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself… (Philippians 2:5-8 NIV)

Beloved, are you making decisions to love like Christ does? Are you making decisions to be humble when the opportunity arises? Instead of snapping at people, like Jesus, take out time for yourself when you are tired… Like Jesus, be about your Father’s business and avoid distractions… Like Jesus, forgive… Like Jesus… [FILL THE GAP]

Beloved, what would Jesus Christ do at all times? We must realise that the purpose of our walk with Christ is to be like Him so we should always aim to discern what Christ will do in every situation we find ourselves. We should then solicit the help of the Holy Spirit to help us where we are weak… let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes (Ephesians 4:23 NLT)

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15. May 2017 · Comments Off on DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER LIFE · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Prayer

PRAY IN THE SPIRIT at ALL TIMES and on EVERY OCCASION. STAY ALERT and BE PERSISTENT in your prayers for ALL BELIEVERS EVERYWHERE (Ephesians 6:18 NLT).

Beloved, when it comes to prayer, there are a number of things Apostle Paul advises that you should do.

PRAY IN THE SPIRIT – That is prayer that arises from the Spirit of God within you. Why?… for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance (Romans 8:26 AMPC)

The battle you are fighting is spiritual and must be fought in that regard so your prayer must be done with the help of the Spirit. We are fighting against principalities and powers in high places (Ephesians 6:12) and as you pray in the Spirit, it’s amazing how the Lord will open your eyes to see who your real enemies are and how they are plotting against you… the same people that smile at you in the day time.

ALL TIMES and on EVERY OCCASION – Beloved, we are to… Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV). This means you are to make prayer a way of life. God is everywhere you are so master how to always talk to Him. And you can do this without uttering a word. While in the office, before you respond to someone, just quietly say… Lord what should I say? One of the things I’ve observed is that as you spend more time in conversations with the Lord, you have less time to listen to the lies and manipulation of the enemy.

STAY ALERT… Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8 NLT). Beloved, praying always helps you STAY ALERT. Someone once said; “do not allow the enemy give you a prayer topic to pray about” so guard your territory through prayer.

BE PERSISTENT! Jesus talks about the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8) who would not take NO for an answer. One thing the enemy tries to do is bring discouragement. Have you ever prayed for something, only for the situation to get worse? That’s not the time to give up. Rather, it’s the time to keep PUSHING.

And then, we don’t just pray for yourselves… BE PERSISTENT IN YOUR PRAYERS FOR ALL BELIEVERS EVERYWHERE. Beloved, we all need to get over ourselves and our pity partying and start interceding for others. You may be thinking… what about me? But do you know that praying for others takes your mind off your own problems?

There are people that have been made weak and helpless by their situation that need your prayers. We are told that… Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him (Acts 12:5 NIV).

Beloved, I could go on and on but these are some of the ways you can develop an effective prayer life and I pray that as you take a stand to pray, may you win every battle thrown your way.

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14. May 2017 · Comments Off on USING THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Revelation, Spiritual Growth

…TAKE THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17 NLT).

Beloved, the Word of God is a great weapon to fight against the attacks of the enemy and how to use it can be best illustrated using Jesus as a perfect example to follow.

How did Jesus overcome satan when led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by him? You see this in Matthew 4:3-11 (NIV);

“If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “IT IS WRITTEN…”
“If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down…” Jesus answered him, “IT IS ALSO WRITTEN…”
“…All this I will give you, if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him… FOR IT IS WRITTEN: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’”

Jesus used ‘IT IS WRITTEN’ and Satan left him after that. He is the Son of God… He knows what He’s talking about.

In the above scenario, it’s important to note that satan also knows the word of God. See what he said to Jesus… “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. FOR IT IS WRITTEN: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “IT IS ALSO WRITTEN: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Matthew 4:6-7 (NIV)

Satan knows the word of God but he was using the text to manipulate Jesus; to get Him to do what he wanted Him to do. This should be a warning for those that either use Scriptures to manipulate people or are being manipulated by people. Satan is an expert at manipulating Scriptures so you must also equip yourself with ‘IT IS ALSO WRITTEN’.

Now the question for you is how many ‘IT IS WRITTEN’ do you know? I once heard of a lady that slept with the Bible under her pillow because she was having so many attacks at night and when she experienced an attack, she would pull it out and hold it up against whatever demon she was facing hoping to scare them away. Isn’t it funny how we tend to treat the Bible like the power is in the Book itself? It’s the Word of God contained in it that is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword… (Hebrews 4:12) and until you get acquainted with the Word Himself, allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to you, it remains just a Book to you.

Beloved, using the sword of the Spirit involves continually studying and meditating on the word for revelation so you are able to confront the enemy with… “This is what my Daddy says…”

Demons are petrified of Christians who know the power they have in Jesus Christ, the living Word. Don’t you think it’s time for you to wake up? It is my prayer that you start to TAKE UP YOUR SWORD and pierce the enemy where it hurts and as you do so, may you win every battle thrown your way.

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