Tag: Heavenly Father

When you find yourself in a tight corner and don’t know the next step to take.  When a close friend, loved one, colleague slaps you, curses, intimidates, backbites you, how would you react to the situation.  When your marriage is on the brink on breaking down, there is a communication breakdown and it seems to be over. What would you do in such situation?  In every circumstance I always ask myself, is this the right thing to do?  Are my actions spirit led?

Your actions and reactions to every problems, your day to day way of living has to be in alignment with His ways, thoughts and plans.  It is so easy to forget that we walk in the image and likeness of Christ and do what our fleshly desires wants.  But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His Romans 8:9.

So let the spirit take control, we are a three part being, made of the spirit, soul and body. The soul consist of our mind, will and emotions. The body is our physical body or flesh that you can feel or touch.  The body and soul always fights against the spirit.  The Word of God clearly states that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in pulling down strongholds and every high thing that raises itself against the knowledge of God (Ephesians 6:12, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6).

It is our duty to command the soul and body to submit and surrender to the Spirit of the living God.  Every fleshly desires that is not in alignment with the Word, nail it to the cross where it remains permanently (Galatians 5:24).  Take your stand in faith of who you are in Christ Jesus nullify every thoughts of confusion, depression, oppression, fear, hopelessness, helplessness in the precious name and blood of the Lamb.  Acknowledge, invite the Holy Spirit to take total control of your body and soul.

 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.Romans 8:14

As sons and daughters of the most High King, we have the power and authority to pull down and destroy the works of darkness, build and establish His will, purpose and plans over our lives.  Shut down every access to that the enemy has gained to your heart after casting them out into the fiery furnace and permit His presence, more grace, faith, love, hope and empowerment to keep persevering through all your challenges.

The Holy Spirit taking leadership is a journey process that you walk with our Heavenly Father with the help of the Holy Spirit.  Sometimes the journey can be tough, sometimes it can be rough but having that firm acknowledgement of the Holy Spirit in your hearts guarantees that He is with you, He lives in you and works it out through you.  So don’t give up, keep pressing on.

The Holy Spirit is always with you, lives in you and works through you as you permit.  Now is the time to work in partnership with Jesus through the help of the Holy Spirit for Father’s  purpose to be perfectly established in your life.

 

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Today I thought about what to write that would inspire and encourage you to keep pressing forward.  The word that resonated in my heart was “Christ lives in you”.  You can go on living a normal life,  day in day out forgetting that Jesus Christ is alive in you and His demonstrating power is at work in you.

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

You are the image and likeness of Christ Jesus, Because you are a living being ( not dead being) in Christ Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit that is at work you within you, your actions, reactions and works should display His empowerment and enablement to fulfil His works on earth as it has already been established in Heaven (Acts 17:28, Matthew 6:10)

“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 2He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:19-21

You in Him (Christ), I (Christ ) in you, what a strong  connecting relationship we have.  It does not end there, it extends to our Heavenly Father, I (Christ ) in My Father, means that Jesus Christ had an intimate relationship with our Father in Heaven that thought Him to be obedient to His Word, even on the cross He was still obedient.  He accomplished all that He was called to do on earth and said “It is finished ” (John 19:28-30 ).  Because of His sacrificial love for you and me.

Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father are one, they work in unity.  The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one that bears witness in Heaven (John 10:30, 1 John 5:7).  The Holy Spirit is the guarantee that we have direct access to our Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit is our Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener and  Standby who guides us in the whole truth received from Heavenly Father (John 16:13).  As Christ lives  in you, the Holy Spirit helps you to walk the journey of faith and perseverance through it all.  For you are not meant to do it alone.

Therefore do not work in your own effort but the with help of the Holy Spirit by His grace, walking in obedience to every instruction revealed to you by our Heavenly Father .

MY PRAYER FOR YOU

I pray that you will come to a solid understanding of the heights and depths of the love of Christ.  His glory shall be unveiled in you so that we might understand His abundant grace.  My He continually empower, enable you to walk in complete obedience by His grace fulfilling all that He has called you to do.  May you have a perfect knowledge and understanding of how to walk in the boldness and authority of His power is at work in you because Christ lives in you.  May you walk from strength to strength, glory to glory and faith to ever increasing faith and grace for grace every step of the way.  Amen

 

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We take the name of Jesus for granted not understanding the power and authority that His name has.   His name Jesus Christ is above any other name.  He is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords,  Alpha and Omega. There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain of bondage and receiving your breakthrough.

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11.  

As Sons and Daughters who walk in the likeness of Christ and have  inheritances in heavenly places, let us not under value or degrade the name of Jesus.  We are the anointed ones (Christians) who are called out to preach the good news of Jesus Christ our risen Lord and Saviour, impact the lives of those around us so that His light would shine for the world to know that Jesus Christ is Lord.

As Kings, Queens, Royal Priesthoods whom the Lord has given power and authority to pull down and build, destroy and establish His will on earth as it is in Heaven, when you call on the name of Jesus He intervenes on your behalf and brings restoration, transformation and revival.

 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask  anything in My name, I will do it John 14:13-14

The power in the name Jesus Christ has is beyond human comprehension.  These are four key reasons why His name is so powerful

BREAK EVERY CHAIN

The name of Jesus is so powerful to break every chain of alcohol and drug addiction, depression, stronghold that has hindered you from moving forward or kept you in bondage.  The Lord has given you power and authority to cast out demons, pull down strongholds and command every dead situation back to life. When you call His name mountains move, cast into the sea or are levelled (Mark 11:22-24, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Act 16:25-34, Isaiah 61:1-3).

HEAL THE SICK

By the stripes of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ you are healed, Jesus Christ paid the price on the cross for you and me, we have been redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus (Isaiah 53:5, Hebrews 13:8).  When you call His name, sicknesses and diseases has to vacate from your body  .  They have no place to take residence in you because His blood flows through you.  You are a part of Him, you are created in His image and likeness.  The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sins, sicknesses and diseases (1 John 1:7)

HEAL THE BROKEN HEARTED

Jesus Christ is ever so loving,  merciful and full of compassion.   The Holy Spirit is our helper, comforter, counsellor, advocate that fills your heart with His overflowing love (John 14:26).  He is the potter and we are the clay (Isaiah 64:8).  He breaks, crushes and remoulds us back to His original plan .  In the midst of your brokenness, He is with you to make you whole again.  So don’t give up on Him . He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds Psalm 147:3.  The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit Psalm 34:18

ANSWERED PRAYERS

The Word of God states whatsoever you ask Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus you shall receive (John 14:13-14, John 16:23-26).  He is our Heavenly Father and we are His children therefore we should lack nothing.  All your needs has been provided on a daily basis as the Lord’s prayer states: gives us our daily bread (Matthew 6:11, 25-34).  Do not worry about tomorrow but take it one day at a time with Jesus, appreciating Him for the little He has done.

‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3

 

His name is higher, His name is awesome what a wonderful God we serve, Our Heavenly Father loves us and cares for us dearly, He shields us under the shadow of His wings.  I decree and declare that as you call on the name of Jesus there shall be a full 360 degrees turn around in that problem that never seems to go away.

 

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In His presence is fullness of joy, peace and soundness of mind.   You find rest and restoration in  His presence.  We speak so much about entering into His presence but a lot of us have not experienced Him in a new dimension or found that place of rest, settlement and dwelling place yet.  There is so much satisfaction and abundance of all that He has in store for you in His presence.  So how do you enter into His presence?

Before we come into His presence, if you hold any grudges against anyone, go and seek forgiveness from the person before you enter into His presence.  When someone offends you, hold no grudges, bitterness or anger against the person but understand they they have their flaws.  Forgive them so that you are not hindered from gaining divine access into His presence.  “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you Matthew 6:14.   Nail every sinful nature on the cross as you surrender completely to God, permitting Christ to take absolute control (Galatians 5: 19-24, Colossians 2:13-15).

 

HOW TO ENTER IN HIS PRESENCE

Praise and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and praise is one of the keys to unlocking the doorway to the heavenly realm that permits you grand entrance as His Prince, Princess, Royal Priesthood and Son or Daughter who has an inheritance in His Kingdom.  Let your mouth be filled with thanksgiving and praise as the Lord derives so much joy in your rejoicing for who He is, all He has done yesterday, today and forever more. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name Psalm 100:1,2,4 .

Worship

Worship is an act of submission and surrendering your all to the Lord God.  Worship is an act of sacrifice that ushers us into His presence.   Let us go into His tabernacle; let us worship at His footstool Psalm 132:7.  When you come before His presence you stand in awe of Him, in humble adoration, forgetting all your problems and secret petitions, you know with a firm assurance that Heavenly Father has heard your cry.

Blood of Jesus

Jesus  came down on earth in human form on our behalf to sacrifice His life for us.  Through the power of His resurrection  on the cross where Jesus was pierced and bruised for our transgression and iniquities has granted us divine direct access to His throne (Isaiah 53:3-10, Colossians 1:19-20, 1 John 1:7).    The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness.  It is through the blood that you enter into the holy of holies.  Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption Hebrews 9:12.  

Spirit

The Holy Spirit, our standby, counselor, strengthener, helper and comforter connects with your spirit in unity guiding you into His presence.   For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father Ephesians 2:18.  There is no condemnation for those who in Christ Jesus, His spirit is life that guarantees you unlimited divine access into His presence (2 Corinthians 2:10-12).     It is the spirit that reveals the heart of  the Father, His plans and purpose over your lives to you.

Word

The Word is Jesus that brings life to every dead situation (John 1:1-4).   His Word is alive, powerful and a double  sword that pierces the spirit and soul, discerns right and wrong and the intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).  As you meditate on the Word, Christ in you the hope of glory is reignited and refined like fire burning in your heart that draws you more intimately with the Lord (  Psalm 39:3, Colossians 1:27, Joshua 1:6-10).

 

There is much to write about but the Lord searches and knows the heart.  As you enter into His presence, position yourselves in the right place of righteousness with the right heart and you shall reap love, peace, joy and overflowing blessings

 

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When we pray in communion with the Lord, our utmost desire is that our Heavenly Father hears our prayer. It is essential to understand how to gain access into His presence so that our prayers are not futile. The key to the secret place is the key that The Lord has placed in or given to us  to enable us gain direct access into His presence.

It is important to spend personal quality time with the Lord to develop our intimacy with Him and help us to grow in our relationship with our Heaven Father.    The secret place is a place where you are in communion with the Lord one to one, spirit to spirit and heart to heart.  The key to the secret place draws us into His presence (Psalm 91:1).

But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly Matthew 6:6.   Intimacy with the Lord is developed in His presence where your joy is complete and you live life in abundance.

What hinders you from entering the secret place?

Grudges

Keeping malice and grudges against people especially your brothers and sisters in Christ displeases the Lord.  The Word of God encourages us to love our brothers and sisters because we love God and God is love (1 John 4:8).   Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you Ephesians 4:31-32.  Learn to let it go and lay it all down at the foot of the cross.  Your utmost desire is to enter into the presence of the Lord, therefore nothing shall separate you from the love of God

Bitterness

Bitterness is an emotional reaction caused as consequences of anger, pains, hurts, offense and so on.  When you allow your emotional feelings to take control,  the Holy Spirit departs from you and this blocks your access into the secret place.  You need to guard your heart with the shield of faith against every fiery darts of the enemy and put on the full armour of Christ our saviour.

Offense

When someone speaks wrongly of you or acts in a way that offends you.  Think about the cross and Jesus act of sacrifice that He has already paid it all.  Therefore you choose not to be offended by any words or action that would try to disconnect you from the presence of God.  It is a choice you have to make.   If anyone offends you do not hesitate to forgive them.  As you forgive our Father in heaven will forgive you through the power of the blood of Jesus (Matthew 6:12, Colossians 1:14, 2:13, Ephesians 1:7). Your prayers and entering into His presence could be hindered by unforgiving spirit, grudges that are led by the sinful nature or flesh.

An unforgiving spirit is of the flesh that leads to death for to be carnally minded is death. When you forgive others our Father in heaven forgives you  otherwise your prayers are hindered (Matthew 6:14).  When someone offends you, it is necessary to go back and make peace with the person so that your communion to the Lord would be like a sweet fragrance to the Lord.  The Lord Jesus encourages us to forgive as many times, not keeping records of the past sins but letting it go (Matthew 18:15-16, 21-22)

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God Galatians 5:19-21.  

Next week I would expand even further on what opens, unlocks or activates a complete direct access to the secret place.

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