27. April 2017 · Comments Off on DEALING WITH THE ROOT OF ANGER · Categories: Anger, Healing, Jesus Christ

THE TABLETS WERE THE WORK OF GOD; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets… When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, HIS ANGER BURNED AND HE THREW THE TABLETS OUT OF HIS HANDS, BREAKING THEM TO PIECES AT THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN. And he took the calf the people had made and burned it in the fire; then HE GROUND IT TO POWDER, SCATTERED IT ON THE WATER AND MADE THE ISRAELITES DRINK IT (Exodus 32:16-20 NIV).

Beloved, to be honest, it doesn’t matter what anyone has done to you; Moses’ type of temper is some real temper that must be dealt with. How can you go about smashing things and forcing people to do the unspeakable?

I think the first thing to do is reflect on where this anger is coming from. Did Moses have issues? Neglect maybe? I was reading where someone said “it would seem reasonable to assume that his public outburst of anger… may indicate some repressed anger and resentment from his early years.”

Abandoned to your own fate in the river; growing up in the enemy’s house and watching their cruelty to your own people… including mummy and big sis… Was that why you committed murder? … One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to WHERE HIS OWN PEOPLE WERE AND WATCHED THEM AT THEIR HARD LABOR. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand (Exodus 2:11-12 NIV). Something must have been eating away at him to lash out like that.

Beloved, repressed anger could be deadly so, if you think there are things eating you up from the inside, it’s time to take them to the Lord. You must know that it’s making your Christian walk and work harder. Apart from the fact that you may waste 40 years of your own in the wilderness which could be delaying your people’s/families breakthrough, also notice that the original TABLETS WERE THE WORK OF GOD; the writing was the writing of God. No effort of Moses. However, second time round… The Lord said to Moses, “CHISEL OUT TWO STONE TABLETS like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, WHICH YOU BROKE (Exodus 34:1 NIV). God didn’t fail to remind him.

Beloved, Moses didn’t get to see the Promised Land because of this same anger. Is your temper/anger preventing you from receiving what the Lord has promised you? You keep blaming the devil but we are told… When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down. LEAVE NO [SUCH] ROOM OR FOOTHOLD FOR THE DEVIL [GIVE NO OPPORTUNITY TO HIM] (Ephesians 4:26-27 AMPC).

How about doing some deep reflection and asking the Lord for healing?

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05. February 2017 · Comments Off on REACH INWARDS · Categories: Healing, Help, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Joy, Peace

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty COME TO ME and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, RIVERS OF LIVING WATER WILL FLOW FROM WITHIN THEM.” BY THIS HE MEANT THE SPIRIT… (John 7:37-39 NIV).

Beloved, most times there’s always the tendency to reach out to other things to fulfil our desires and needs but we often fail to realise what we carry on the inside. The KJV of our feature text says… OUT OF HIS BELLY SHALL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER. This is what Jesus promised us and BY THIS HE MEANT THE SPIRIT. Before Jesus was crucified, He said… I will ask the Father, and He will give you another COMFORTER (COUNSELOR, HELPER, INTERCESSOR, ADVOCATE, STRENGTHENER, AND STANDBY), that He may remain with you forever— The Spirit of Truth… you know and recognize Him, FOR HE LIVES WITH YOU [CONSTANTLY] AND WILL BE IN YOU (John 14:16-17 AMP).

So, what’s inside of you?

A COMFORTER is someone that comforts, eases, reliefs and relaxes you. A COMFORTER is one that helps you to feel less worried, upset or frightened. Most times, people would reach out to various things to get this comfort and I’m not about to list them but you know what you resort to. For me it’s mostly food. I’ve always got the tendency to turn to food to find some sort of satisfaction when I’m feeling down but we know the result of that; momentary satisfaction followed by a sense of guilt and a whole load of health-related problems… it’s not always the devil responsible for those health problems you know.

Beloved, it’s interesting when you do a Google search for COMFORTER that one of the first things you would see is a special type of blanket (quilts or duvets), filled with insulative material that gives you warmth. It is mainly used in cold countries and if you live in one, you know its value. Imagine that wrapped around you? Most times when it gets very cold, you can’t wait to get home and get under your duvet. But not just that, at times when you feel down, you just want to crawl in bed and with the lights off, cover yourself up from head to toe with your duvet, hoping that it would all go away and while it may help for a while, you can’t lie there forever.

However, everything you are looking for to give you relief is inside of you; OUT OF YOUR BELLY; which means you exchange worldly comfort, peace and joy for what has already been deposited inside of you. All you need to do is PUT YOUR HAND ON YOUR BELLY and say… IT’S IN ME… Holy Spirit… I need the kind of comfort that only You can provide.

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21. November 2016 · Comments Off on IDENTIFYING THE REAL CULPRIT · Categories: Forgive, Healing, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Restoration, Revelation

If you forgive anyone, I forgive that one as well. Have no doubt, anything that I have forgiven—when I do forgive—is done ultimately for you in the presence of the Anointed One. It’s my duty to make sure that Satan does not win even a small victory over us, for we don’t want to be naïve and then fall prey to his schemes (2 Corinthians 2:10-11 Voice).

Beloved, there’s this saying that when two elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers and recently, I was telling someone that they just happen to be the grass caught up in such a fight and it takes God to open your eyes to what’s going on around you.

We know the story of Leah and Rachel. They were sisters who found themselves in a predicament and spent the most part of their lives fighting each other over the same husband. However, after very many years of bitter rivalry, it got to the point when they finally came to their senses. They eventually realised that all this while, it was their father that was the real culprit. They had been seriously exploited by their father and by the time Jacob, their husband let them in on his plans to run away from their father, they were both up for it.

They both said to Jacob… “Do we still have any share in the inheritance of our father’s estate? Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us (Genesis 31:14-15 NIV). How sad! The Message translation says… “Rachel and Leah said, “Has he treated us any better? Aren’t we treated worse than outsiders? All he wanted was the money he got from selling us, and he’s spent all that”.

Beloved, there was definitely a feeling of betrayal going on here and while both sisters took it out on each other for a long while, they had to make peace in the end. At some point, they had to let go of the bitterness towards each other and identify the real culprit.

This is thought provoking because I have personally seen cases where for years, there’s been family wars where one person keeps pointing the finger at somebody else to make people believe that person is the one responsible for all the trouble in the family. However, we must know that satan is a real expert at knocking heads together while he secretly carry’s out his plans, so it’s always important for you to always pray for the Lord to open your eyes to see what’s really going on around you.

As Jesus predicts His death, “Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” [but] Jesus turned and said to Peter, “GET BEHIND ME, SATAN!”” (Mathew 16:23-23 NIV)

GET BEHIND ME, SATAN!…

Beloved, it was Peters lips that was moving but Jesus could hear satan’s voice. We should be able to do the same… lest satan takes advantage of us… It’s time to let go of the strife and forgive and work together to cast out the real culprit.

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17. November 2016 · Comments Off on WHAT YOU REALLY NEED VERSUS WHAT YOU WANT · Categories: God's Plan, Healing, Jesus Christ

Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service. As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate… so he could beg from the people going into the Temple. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for some money. Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” (Acts 3:1-6 NLT).

Beloved, one of the things that keep people bound is when they receive the wrong kind of solution to their problem or they receive what they think they want rather than what they really need. That’s a kind of bondage and in the case of this Crippled Beggar, it was over forty years of bondage (Acts 4:22).

Year in year out, he was carried out to beg for money and so that’s what he grew up to expect. And I’m sure that every time anyone approached the temple, he would start to pray that this one coming shouldn’t be stingy with their money. However, according to what a friend once said, when you keep saying that people are stingy, that’s not the real problem. The real problem is that you are a beggar or let’s just say you are always begging. Funny, but it’s very true. How do you know that guy is so stingy? It’s because you are always begging him for money. His stinginess is not the problem. You are a beggar and the reason why you beg is what should be dealt with.

Peter and John had to look at this man straight in the eye and say “begging for money is not what you really need… then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened. He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them (Acts 3:7-8 NLT).

Beloved, that was a problem of a life time solved…

It’s very easy to find yourself trapped with a problem because you’ve been prescribed the wrong kind of medication. However, like the old saying goes; give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Today my prayer is that God reveals the real solution to that PROBLEM OF A LIFE TIME and that you begin to walk in your total deliverance and freedom.

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19. October 2016 · Comments Off on THE ‘WHY ME?’ QUESTION · Categories: Healing, Jesus Christ, Restoration, Revelation, Suffering, Trusting God

Once there was a man from Uz by the name of Job. He was a very good man—his character spotless, his integrity unquestioned. In fact, he so believed in God that he sought to honor Him in all things. He deliberately avoided evil in all of his affairs (Job 1‎:1 Voice).

Beloved, a wise person said the greatest hindrance to healing and restoration is demanding to know WHY and it’s because we may never have the answers we are looking for and like Scripture says… we know in part and we prophesy in part (1 Corinthians 13:9 NKJV).

Every now and then, we are faced with situations that cause us to ask the “why me?” question and there’s no better person to ask this question than Job.

Job was nominated by God when He told satan… have you looked into the man, Job, My servant? He is unlike any other person on the whole earth—a very good man—his character spotless, his integrity unquestioned. In fact, he so believes in Me that he seeks, in all things, to honor Me and deliberately avoids evil in all of his affairs (Job 1:8 Voice).

So why me? I can almost hear Job say. These is one of those stories that has left us with unanswered questions which I don’t pretend to have answers to. However, all I know is that the devil is never one step ahead of God and he has his limits.

The Bible lets us know that… one day, it came time for the sons of God, God’s heavenly messengers, to present themselves to the Eternal One to give reports and receive instructions. The Accuser was with them there (Job 1:6 Voice).

Beloved, according to this translation, they all came to give reports and receive instructions including satan and God said to satan… I delegate this task to you. His possessions are now in your hand. One thing, though: you are not to lay a finger on the man himself. Job must not be touched. With that, the Accuser left the court and the Eternal’s presence (Job 1:12 Voice).

What I found even more interesting with this translation is that satan even helped Job by adding to his already impressive resume/CV. After his first attack, the Lord added that… I have found him to be unswervingly committed, despite the fact that you provoked Me to wreck him FOR NO PARTICULAR REASON, to take away My protection and his prosperity (Job 2:3 Voice).

Beloved, the text says for… NO PARTICULAR REASON… Really?

To be honest, I’m one of those people who would have loved to have answers to many things but I’ve come to realise that you would get a lot more peace when you let go of the aching desire to have answers.

Beloved, Why me? I don’t know. But I know this much. Job got a new revelation of the Lord. He said… I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes (Job 42:5 NLT) and… the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before! (Job 42:10 NLT)

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15. July 2016 · Comments Off on RESTORING YOU BACK TO YOUR FAMILY ‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏ PT2 · Categories: God's Plan, Healing, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Restoration, Revelation, Trusting God

…and each of you may return to your own family (Leviticus 25:10 VOICE).

Beloved, yesterday, I started writing about the season of family restoration; a season of shifting where the Lord is realigning people with new relationships, connections, churches etc.; people of your tribe, with your DNA that speak your language.

I also touched on the term ‘spiritual dumbness’ where you can’t express what God is showing you either because of your insecurities, you can’t believe He’s speaking to you or your circle makes you feel you aren’t hearing from God. So, let’s explore the term ‘spiritual dumbness’ and the link to your circle.

The Bible gives us a case study of one of Jesus’ healing… They brought to Him a man who was deaf and HAD DIFFICULTY SPEAKING, and they begged Jesus to place His hand on him. JESUS, TAKING HIM ASIDE BY HIMSELF, AWAY FROM THE CROWD, put His fingers into the man’s ears, and after spitting, He touched the man’s tongue [with the saliva]; and looking up to heaven, He sighed deeply and said to the man, “Ephphatha,” which [in Aramaic] means, “Be opened and released!” And his ears were opened, HIS TONGUE WAS RELEASED, AND HE BEGAN SPEAKING PLAINLY. (Mark 7:32-‎35 AMP)

JESUS, TAKING HIM ASIDE BY HIMSELF, AWAY FROM THE CROWD…

Beloved, I have come to realise that when Jesus removes you away from somewhere before He heals you, it reveals your environment has something to do with your situation. We see this with the blind man in the very next chapter… When they arrived at Bethsaida, some people brought a blind man to Jesus, and they begged him to touch the man and heal him. Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village… (Mark 8:22-23 NLT)

In both cases, in order for these men to see, hear and speak freely, Jesus had to take them away from their environment and in the case of the blind man, after healing him… Jesus sent him away, saying, “DON’T GO BACK INTO THE VILLAGE ON YOUR WAY HOME.” (Mark 8:26 NLT)

Back to ‘spiritual dumbness’; while we look at all these as physical conditions, Jesus is always looking at them spiritually, and He drew my attention to how He is speaking to certain people in this season but other voices in your environment are trying to drown His voice and shut you down because they make you feel ‘this can’t be God’. They’ve done it to the point that your tongue is tied. You dread taking part in any activities for fear of saying what the Lord is saying to you and you are turn between obeying God and the people. However, God has to drag you out of those places to connect you with the people of your tribe, with your DNA that speak your language where your TONGUE IS RELEASED TO SPEAK PLAINLY.

Don’t doubt it! Don’t fight it! Just allow Him lead you.

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12. July 2016 · Comments Off on THE FALSE SLANDER WOULD EVENTUALLY TURN TO PRAISE · Categories: Healing, Jesus Christ, Patience, Self Control, Spiritual Growth

This man must be a murderer. He escaped the sea, but now justice has caught up with him. Paul simply shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no harm. The natives knew what to expect—rapid swelling followed by death—but when they waited a long time and saw that Paul suffered no ill effects of the bite, they changed their minds and concluded that he was a god (Acts 28:4-6 VOICE).

Beloved, this is one story that always makes me happy. As it happens… Paul was gathering firewood and helping build the fire. A viper had been hiding in some of the wood, and as it tried to escape the heat, it bit Paul on the hand. It sank its fangs in and wouldn’t let go (Acts 28:3 VOICE).

The natives saw the snake dangling from Pauls hand and immediately jumped into conclusions and unfortunately, this is a typical reaction. People observe what you are going through and immediately jump into conclusions, giving you all sorts of names while waiting for your downfall. However, let them wait I say. When the natives waited a long time and saw that Paul suffered no ill effects of the bite, they changed their minds and concluded that he was a god.

The interesting thing about this story is that after this incident, Paul was later hosted by Publius, the leading man of the island and we are told that… Publius’s father was sick, bedridden with fever and dysentery. Paul visited the invalid and prayed for him, placing his hands on Publius’s father. The man was cured. Soon people from all over the island who had diseases came, and they were cured as well (Acts 28:8-9 VOICE).

If the snake had succeeded in killing Paul, do you think these people would have received their healing? The viper probably attacked Paul because he was to deliver the town from its bondage. I took the pains to study the effects of a viper snake bite and one of its effect is vomiting and often diarrhoea and at times people don’t just fall sick but they are plagued with a spirit of infirmity.

Beloved, please know that the enemy might just be attacking you because of what you carry—the calling and the anointing of God on your life but be rest assured that as far as God has called you, no devil in hell can stop you. Jesus said… I’ve given you true authority. You can smash vipers and scorpions under your feet. You can walk all over the power of the enemy. You can’t be harmed (Luke 10:19 VOICE). Mark put it… They will be able to handle snakes with safety… They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed” (Mark 16:17-18 NLT).

I like how Paul responded. He simply shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no harm. Beloved, there are many things you need to shake off so you can suffer no harm. Shake off the slander, accusations, gossip, backbiting and stay focused on what’s important. THE FALSE SLANDER WOULD EVENTUALLY TURN TO PRAISE.

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26. June 2016 · Comments Off on HEARING GOD’S VOICE · Categories: Healing, Jesus Christ, Rejection, Relationship

…The Eternal passed by him. The mighty wind separated the mountains and crumbled every stone before the Eternal. This was not a divine wind, for the Eternal was not within this wind. After the wind passed through, an earthquake shook the earth. This was not a divine quake, for the Eternal was not within this earthquake. After the earthquake was over, there was a fire. This was not a divine fire, for the Eternal was not within this fire. After the fire died out, there was nothing but the sound of a calm breeze. And through this breeze a gentle, quiet voice entered into Elijah’s ears… (1 Kings 19:11-12 VOICE)

Beloved, have the Lord ever spoken to you and immediately you get the impression that He is so angry with you? Or have you ever received a prophesy from someone and it sounded like the Lord is so mad at you? You then feel depressed. Well, recently, I was listening to someone ask his church to pray for Him. He had just returned from ministration and was complaining that the weather was so hot that it really got to him. He ended up rebuking people as he was prophesying… “the Lord rebuke you for this… That’s just nasty” but later he started asking himself “what’s wrong with me?” LOL… He just wasn’t in the mood and so He wasn’t giving himself time to process what the Lord was saying.

I also remember listening to his wife whose only request from God was that she marries a prophet who heard accurately from Him. However, after she had confirmed that her husband heard clearly from God, her next move was to check what was going on in his soul. Is he suffering from rejection, abandonment, self-condemnation, self-accusation etc.

Why? According to her, a person who hears from God has to channel what they hear through their soul and if they are not fully whole, what they hear tends to be filtered through‎ the fractions of the wounds that they carry.

For example, if you grew up hearing a father or mother’s tone of voice that was always harsh, you end up not knowing what communication looks like you so you deliver God’s word as harsh because the way parents speak to their children shapes the child.

Also, if you’ve suffered from rejection, abandonment, self-condemnation, self-accusation etc., you ought to make sure that your processing system does not poison the word you hear. Like in our feature text, God’s voice was not heard in the storms, earthquakes or fires of life but in a still small voice and so the word that you hear should not be filtered in a toxic environment.

Beloved, I’ve been taking time to just study the different ways people prophecy and have observed that there’s a huge difference with a mouthpiece that’s whole from those that are still broken. I’m also taking time to study how I channel God’s voice. Why am I interpreting it this way? Even if He rebukes, He does it with love but when only a harsh tone is all you know, that’s how you hear Him.

Beloved, how are you hearing from God?

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25. May 2016 · Comments Off on HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR SOUL? · Categories: God's Plan, Healing, Jesus Christ, Restoration

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, JUST AS YOUR SOUL PROSPERS (3 John 2 NKJV).

Beloved, I’ve been dealing with a lady who was called into full time ministry. Initially, the Lord provided for her but His provision soon stopped and she eventually lost her house and was forced‎ to move in with her mum. She was confused. She felt the Lord was punishing her because she didn’t meet up. She started to try all she could to catch up but she couldn’t because she was so worn-out from years of over-performance. She suffered anxiety, tension headaches, struggled with sleep and begged God to end her life.

One day she was preparing a meal which unfortunately turned out to be a bit salty. Immediately, she panicked because her mum had already complained about something else regarding the food. “What am I going to do?” She started crying and pleading; “Lord, please help me. Please get me out of here because I’ve only started gaining confidence but if I stay here any longer, I’m going to lose every confidence in my ability to ever do anything right”. This was because her mum was constantly pointing out her faults to the point that every morning she would beg the Holy Spirit to help point out anything that would cause her mum to complain so she could correct it before she saw it.

Immediately, ‎the Lord reminded her of a childhood experience. It was a Saturday and her mum went to work leaving her and her sister to take care of the house. So, they both decided to clean and tidy the whole house. They later fell asleep because they were tired but as they slept, their younger brother made his way to the kitchen store and poured some salt on the floor. When their mum came back, she overlooked all they had done and complained bitterly about the salt on the floor.

Beloved, as she pondered over that incident, the Lord began to show her that this was where her drive for perfectionism began and why she always felt not good enough and struggled to accept peoples compliments. She always expected a‎ ‘BUT…’ to follow every compliment.

The Lord began to ‎show her that unless she dealt with this issue and heal from it, it would affect her ability to function well in ministry and most importantly, how she saw Him. She would always have the mind-set of “I HAVE TO PERFORM PERFECTLY TO EARN HIS APPROVAL AND AVOID HIS PUNISHMENT”; a symptom of an ‘orphan spirit’ which I plan to write on soon.

Also, it would affect how she related with others and this is why we have a lot of people wounded by broken church leaders who haven’t healed from their childhood insecurities. She had already noticed how she had passed this on to her own daughter who was always a nervous wreck around her because of her criticizing and has since resolved never to ever make her feel that way again. It made her wonder what kind of relationship her mum had with her own mum.

Beloved, this lady wanted to know what God was up to when He sent her back to leave with her mum. He simply wanted to heal her soul by following what Job did with his friend (Job 42:9-10).

HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR SOUL?

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:32 NLT).

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24. May 2016 · Comments Off on WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR SOUL PROSPERS‏ · Categories: Anger, Envy, Fear, God's Plan, Healing, Jealousy, Relationship

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, JUST AS YOUR SOUL PROSPERS (3 John 2 NKJV).

On Saturday, we had our monthly meeting by the well where we experienced a great move of God as He began a deep healing of the soul which I’m going to be sharing as He leads. Our feature text was one that He opened our eyes to and the first thing we saw was that this is a prayer of a condition John desired for his friend. The KJV says… I wish above all things…

Beloved, when you wish for something, it means it’s something you desire and for John, this was that 1) Gaius prospers and 2) be in good health. However, there’s a condition which depends on how well his soul prospers. This suggests that we need to pay attention to the condition of our souls because it determines how well we prosper in other areas of our lives.

Over the past few years, the world has experienced the death of some very well-known celebrities’ who were very wealthy but suffered from ailments like insomnia and eventually died from drug abuse; both hard and prescription drugs and I remember coming across a diagram that said hurt in your BODY is experienced in sickness, weakness, decease, pain. Hurt in your SOUL is experienced in mental anguish, emotional instability, paralysis of will. Hurt in your SPIRIT is experienced in emptiness, hopelessness, futility, loneliness etc.

Beloved, I believe this sums up John’s prayer. The Amplified Bible says… I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually].

Your soul is made up of your will, desires, emotions etc. and a healthy soul is free from offence, anger, bitterness, jealousy, insecurity, low self-esteem, brokenness, anxiety, fear etc. One doesn’t have trust issues. One isn’t abusive or controlling. One isn’t competitive because they don’t feel the need to prove themselves. As a result, your relationships with your spouse, children, friends, colleagues, parents, boss/leaders prospers which also affects other areas of your life. And then, when your will is also fully surrendered to God, you experience true prosperity (Proverbs 10:22).

Beloved, Hannah was one that had to empty her soul. She told Eli… I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I… have poured out my soul before the Lord… Then Eli answered and said, “Go in PEACE, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him.”… So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was NO LONGER SAD (1 Samuel 1:15-18 NKJV).

Hannah conceived after getting rid of everything negative in her soul and aligning her will with God’s will as it concerns Samuel and then Eli said… GO IN PEACE… which is SHALOM in Hebrew and according to Strong’s Concordance, SHALOM refers to completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquillity, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord”.

Beloved, the Lord desires that your soul prospers because everything else falls in line so, in this season, be attentive as He reveals things that explains the condition of your soul.

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