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The King in me

By Ngozi Ngadi

There is a King in me, the One who rules and reigns in me.   I have no power of my own but in Him I live, in Him I move and have my being. For I am His offspring.  He created me in His image and likeness, therefore I am His. His dunamis power has the authority to challenge, encourage, inspire, correct and strengthen me in all that i do.

 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ Act 17:28

The King in me is Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Alpha and Omega.  He is the Word of God, my Mediator, Comforter, Counselor and Lover of my soul.  He is the King that has complete authority over my life to rule and reign in me.  He has uninterrupted access to my heart to direct it in the path that He chooses.  All i do is in Him, through Him and for Him.  My life no longer belongs to me for He has complete ownership.

To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory Colossians 1:27 

Come and discover Jesus Christ in surrender and worship, humble yourself in the mighty hands of God for His name to be exalted in your life.  It starts with crucifying yourself with Him, deny yourself and let Christ find His dwelling place in you.  There is a King in you, permit His place in your life, His position of authority to rule and reign.

As Christians who are anointed to pursue, possess and recover all that the Lord has in store for you, it is time to take your position of authority and command your morning, command things that be not as though they were.  To achieve this you need to understand the key steps to taking your position of authority.  Without understanding what you need to do, all your invested time and efforts becomes futile.

All power, dominion and authority belongs to Jesus.  Jesus Christ is the Head of all principalities and powers (Colossians 2:9-10)..  As Sons and Daughters who have inheritances in His Kingdom, we have a mandate to establish His will on earth as it is in Heaven.

KEY STEPS TO TAKING YOUR POSITION OF AUTHORITY

#1. Identify Christ Identity in you

Understanding who He is and who you are in Him enables you to take your position of authority.  Jesus Christ is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Father of light, alpha and omega and He seated on the throne of majesty, on the right hand of our Heavenly Father in the Heavenly places.

From understanding and discovering more about our Lord Jesus Christ, you know who you are in Christ Jesus.   To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27   

Christ  in you, the hope of glory and the Holy Spirit is a guarantee that He has a dwelling place in you.  His power is at work in you and through you to manifest His power and authority over every situation in your life, marriage, business and environment as it has already been established in heaven.

#2.  Walk in the image and likeness of Christ

We are created in the image and likeness of God, we have His DNA flowing through us (Genesis 1:27).  Therefore as Sons and Daughters of the Most High God, Kings and Queens, Lords and Royal Priesthoods, it is time to enforce your position of authority.

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 1 Peter 2:9

In every situation, I always ask myself what would Jesus had done, how would He have reacted to the scenario.  Consequently I respond in the same manner as Jesus Christ.  It could be difficult sometimes to behave in His likeness because of our sinful nature.

When you decrease so that He increases and permit the Holy Spirit to take full control, you gradually begin to walk like Him, talk with boldness and confidence like Him and be a reflection of His overflowing love.   .

#3.  Put on your royal  garments

We are Royalties who have dominion over our designated territories,  I believe that’s where the word KINGDOM (King Dominion) originated from.

Why don’t you put on your robe of righteousness, crown of His glory, hold your scepter/staff of rulership  as you seat with Jesus Christ on the throne in Heavenly places and enforce His decrees as royalties according to His will, purpose and plans and turning your circumstances around (Psalm 45:6, Isaiah 61:10, Isaiah 62:3, Ephesians 1:20, Revelations 3:21).

 

#4.  Decree a thing

When you decree a thing it shall be established because of the power of life and death in your spoken words.
You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you;  so light will shine on your ways. Job 22:28.  Do not take the words that proceeds from you mouth for granted. Once spoken it can never be retrieved.
The words you confess are sealed and sent forth to establish or uproot, build or destroy as you desire according to His will on earth as it is in Heaven.  Believe with your heart and confess with your mouth by faith and it shall come to pass (Romans 10:10)
With these these key steps to possessing your position of authority you can move mountains, you can destroy the works of the enemy and smash down every stronghold that has hindered you from moving forward.  I can truly testify that your words shall be like a double edged sword that pierces the heart of men and an hammer that breaks rocks into pieces (Hebrews 4:12, Jeremiah 23:29)

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When challenges tries to weigh you down or you are  being overwhelmed by  problems at work, in your marriage or  financial difficulties.  You have tried every tricks in the book but nothing ever seems to work out rather it gets worse.  You have various choices either to forget there is God and accept it as a norm or take a stand not giving up regardless of what you are passing through and remain faithful to the Lord God till the end.  For the best is yet to come and this is only temporary, for it is not over until the Lord says so.  You know what, you can overcome them all

When you experience challenges or hurdles in life, He is there to walk with you through the fire and you will not get burnt, when you pass through the waters it shall not overflow you and He is with you always (Isaiah 43:2).  The fact is you will experience problems that could range from your inability to pay your bills, rent to worse scenarios of facing eviction, repossession of your property, terminal illness and so on.

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it 1 Corinthian 10:13

But how you deal with them all knowing that God would not allow you to pass through trials or temptations that would be too much for you to handle.  He knows your limitations and knows that you can overcome them all, from the little day to day problems to the worse discouraging frustrating problems.

He is faithful to see you through it all.  Don’t ever give up on God because He won’t give up on you.  He is able and willing to deliver and see you through your traumatic depressing pains of the present, past and future circumstances.  He wants you to walk with Him and He would work it out, for His yoke is easy and His burdens are light.  Take His yoke and find rest in Him

Whatever you are going through is only temporary and it all shall be over very soon.  You are an overcomer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  When it feels like you are about to have a pity party; why me, when God when, this is not fair, why do You hate me so much, I can’t move on any longer, I tired of waiting, why don’t I just die or kill myself because this is too much and much more.

Take your authority in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, begin to decree and declare , for God has given you power and authority to pull down and destroy everything that is not of God, build and establish His word and promises over your life as it is in heaven.  Whatever you bind in your environment, life  is bound in heaven, whatever you break loose in your environment, life is  loosed in heaven.

 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you Luke 10:19

 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven Matthew 18:18

MY PRAYER FOR YOU

Father I pray that You come and give Your children perfect peace, soundness of mind and love.  Bring them to the place of understanding who you are in their lives so they can begin to decree and declare a thing and it shall be established, bind and loose as it is in heaven, open and shut doors with your power and authority as Royalties, Chosen Ones, and Royal Priesthoods in You.  Heal their broken hearts, give them Your yoke for it is easy to carry and bring them to a place of rest and restoration.  Whatever they have lost may they pursue and recover all in abundance in Jesus Name Amen.

 

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fears

Fear has become a high mountain that needs to be smashed and levelled to the ground so you can walk into your destiny.   When you look deep inside, you realise that fear is an avenue or force used to block your breakthrough, success or prosperity.  Fear is a spirit force that the enemy uses to weigh you down, steal and kill your joy, peace, protection and the fullness of God’s blessings (John 10:10).

Fear could be linked to negative intimidating words spoken to you especially by your loved ones.  The past challenges or experiences of failures could influence yours thoughts of being afraid to keep persevering, keep pressing forward towards your set goals of life.  It is one of the strategies the enemy uses to distract, confuse, restrain you from fulfilling His purpose in your life.

Peoples purposes have been put on hold and hindered due to the fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of heights and the list goes on..  The true meaning of FEAR is False Evidence Against Reality.  Fear is false and has no real evidence of reality.   So how do you overcome your fears? I have written down some key steps to overcoming your fears.

STEPS TO OVERCOMING YOUR FEARS

#1     IDENTIFY SPECIFICALLY YOUR FEARS

It is very important to establish the source of your fears.  One of the key ways of discovering the source is to investigate when you started developing the specific fear.  Some fears are inherited from our parents, for example your mother or father could be afraid of heights and you have watched her experience the fear of climbing up the stairs from childhood.  You could possible pick up the same fear because you felt it was the norm.  With prayer and help of the Holy Spirit, our helper, counsellor, discerner and standby, He would open eyes to discover the real source of your fears.

#2. DEAL WITH YOUR FEARS ONE BY ONE

Once you have discovered your fears.  Gather as much information on the subject.   Having a deep understanding of the specific issue aids immensely to move forward.  My people perish because of lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). The Lord has given you authority to bind and loose and whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth is loosed in heaven (Matthew 18:18-19).

It is time to rebuke your fears, name them one by one by speaking  to it and casting them out.  Then start by releasing words of faith, strength and encouragement, filling yourself up with the abundance of His goodness, mercies and grace.  Understand more on the perfection of Christ love for you, for perfect love cast out all fears (1 John 4:18).

The spirit of fear is not in your DNA, therefore you should have no traits of fear of in you.  Understanding who you are in Christ and knowing without a doubt that you are a perfect image of Christ, gives you the enablement and empowerment to be free from all kinds of fears.

#3. ACT BY FAITH

Once you have identified and dealt with your fears then faith without action is dead faith (James 2:17).  Be bold, strong and courageous in stepping out of your fears into the triumphant victory of as a Son or Daughter who has an inheritance in the kingdom of God.  It is better to do it afraid in boldness and strength with help from the Holy Spirit. These key steps to overcoming your fears have been tried and tested.  With God all things are possible.

I can assure you that fear has no root in our system so why be afraid and let the enemy take away your joy and peace of mind.  Why don’t you take a stand by faith walking into your destiny in the fullness of the spirit and you will be amazed at His power at work in you.

 

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Step up

By Ngozi Ngadi

God’s desire for you is that His purpose be fulfilled in your lives. He has given you dominion over the earth to be fruitful and multiply.  He has given you authority to rule over nations, to possess the land for Christ that His glory will fill the earth.  Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28 NKJV

It is time to step up in the assignments He has called you to complete. Many are called but few are chosen, He has chosen you specifically for His works not because of your perfection or righteousness. You must not be perfect to be accepted , God wants you to come just as you are then He will work your lives out as you walk with Him every step of way.

It is time to step up, it is time to increase the tempo and there is no time to waste.  We are limited to time because we work under a 365days calender a year (chronos).  But the Lord is not restricted to time because He has time in His hands.  For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours Psalm 90:4 NLT.  It time to understand the season you are in and flow in it because it is only for an opportune moment.  Which season are you in? Are you in a season of sowing or reaping, season of planting or growth? Ecclesiastes 3 states there’s an opportune time for everything under the earth and  He has made everything beautiful in its time.

The Lord is doing a new thing in your life, embrace the new (Isaiah 43:18-19).   The old is past and the new is here, embrace the new.  It is time to get rid of the old and move up the ladder.  Step up the ladder, forgetting what lies behind and keep  pressing forward to what lies ahead.

The Lord uses the foolish things of this world and makes them wise, all you need to do is make yourself available for the Lord to use you  (1 Corinthians 1:27).  Sometimes the Lord stretches us so much that we feel like breaking but He knows how much we can bear. He knows our limit and  would not allow us to be tempted beyond our limit.  No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it  1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV.

Stepping out of my comfort zone and embracing the new was a great challenge for me because I could not comprehend how He could use a broken, rejected and crushed lady like me.  When I said YES, I am available, use me Lord then He turned my life completely around for the best.  Every step I take up the ladder, my fears of the unknown tries to creep in but I fix my eyes on the Lord and surround myself with friends that lift me up instead of putting me down.  In my weaknesses I keep pressing on,  when I am down I go the Rock of my salvation who is able to carry me through.  It’s not easy I must say but one thing I know is He will never leave nor forsake me.