Tag: Holy Spirit

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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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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When the enemy fills your mind with words of destruction, confusion, intimidation, degradation, humiliation and likes. You need to take authority over your mind, cleansing  your mind in the precious blood of Jesus.  For the battlefield is in the mind, whatever thoughts or words that is not in alignment with His Word has to be rendered permanently void in the mighty name of Jesus.  Begin to boldly confess Christ Identity in you.

It could be that friends, families or loved ones have spoken negatively over your life.  Consequently this has caused you to loose your voice to speak up or stand up for your right and frustrate, depress, oppress  and terminate every plans and seed sown in your life.  You need to know and understand what the Word says about you.  When you discover Christ Identity and have a divine knowledge of Him, it gives you the ability to confess Christ identity in you, walk boldly and confidently in His image.  Everyday when  I look into the mirror I confess His identity in me.  I speak of His love, faith, power, authority and the fullness of Him.

The power of life and death is in the tongue, the power to build and uproot, establish and destroy.  It is time to confess Christ Identity in you, speak up, speak out and stand out that those around you would know who you are in Christ

So how you use the words that proceeds from your mouth is essential.  Do not let your emotions take control of your thoughts but permit the Holy Spirit full access to your heart.  Meditate on His Word, day and night and let His Word be solidly rooted in your heart.  When His Word becomes a part of you, you begin to declare what the Word of God states over every situation, command your morning and activate the solution  rather than confessing the problem.

Having a divine knowledge of who you in Christ is the key to unleashing your breakthrough.  When you confess Christ Identity in you, the atmosphere in the spirit realm changes to fall into alignment with His will then at the set appointed time it manifests in your life as it has already been established in heaven.  So why don’t you confess Christ identity in you and receive your breakthrough

 

CONFESSION

I publicly announce that Christ lives in me, the hope of glory.  His power is at work within me therefore I have the power and authority to decree a thing and it shall be established.  I boldly confess that I know who I am in Him, I am ROYALTY, QUEEN, His precious daughter whom He finds delight in. I am above and not beneath.  I am fruitful and prosperous.  I am called.  I am chosen and set apart for His works according to His will, plans and purpose.  I command mountains to be moved and they obey me.  I am not afraid of what the enemy throws at me because I have triumphant victory in Christ Jesus.  I am standing and will keep standing through it all.  I know my wait is not in vain and I work according to His set appointed times and seasons.  My faith in God over weighs every fear because of His abundant overflowing love. I choose not to be defeated, I have triumphant victory in Christ Jesus.  I am an overcomer  and have overcome every trial and tribulation.  For every test I boldly confess that I have a testimony for His name to be glorified.  I confidently claim soundness of mind and His perfect love in Christ Jesus.  I am encouraged, bold and fierce as a lion to keep pressing on in pursuit of God.

 

Bible verses to meditate on: Deuteronomy 28:1-14, 1 Peter 2:9,Revelation 12:11, Joshua 1:6-9, Proverbs 18:21, 

 

 

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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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A few months ago I wrote about entering into a place of rest and why it is so important to find rest in Him.  Also I  gave a brief description of  spiritual rest .  Today I will  be expanding further, digging in deeper on how to enter into a place of rest.  It is the Lord’s utmost desire that we find rest, peace and soundness of mind in Him.

Living a life of remaining in His rest in the midst of the ups and downs of life or challenges we experience is  all about taking our intimacy with the Lord to a deeper and higher  level.  It starts with the hunger and thirst of seeking Him more than ever, being fed with the bread of life and drinking from  the fountain of His living water.  I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me Proverbs 8:17 NKJV.   He longs for us to seek His face every minute and second of the day.

So how do you enter into a place of rest?  it starts by our Permitting  Him to come into our heart and take complete perfect control.  There needs to be a desire to submit and surrender our spirit, body and soul.  The Lord has given us the freedom of choice to accept Him or disconnect from God.  However because He is God, our creator He has the authority to gain access into our hearts without our consent in some exceptional cases in the Bible like Jonah and Saul who had divine encounters with the Lord so that His name be glorified.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name Psalm 100:4 NKJV

Come into His presence with a thankful heart, praising Him for all He has done, is doing and about to do. It does not matter how painful, difficult, depressing, bitter and crushed you are.  Think about His love, mercies, faithfulness, mercies and grace.

Below are five ways to enter into His place of rest based on my experience.

  1. Be Still:  Requires that you clear your mind off every worries, stress, complaining over issues you have not control over.  Be Still and acknowledge God as the author and finisher of your faith. Psalm 46:10, 1 Kings 19:11-12
  2. Obedient to His Words: The Joshua Generation entered His rest because they were obedient to His instructions, promisess and His words did not depart from them.  They meditated on it day and night.  They followed His path and did not deviate to the left or right.  Joshua 1:7-9, Joshua 21:43-45
  3. Remain in Him: Remain in the Him no matter the cost.  Let nothing whatsoever  separate you from the love of God so that your joy will overflow.  This means you keeping your eyes fixed on Him and He will keep your in perfect peace. John 15:11, Isaiah 26:3
  4. His Grace: His grace is enough to see you through the turbulent times.  Walk with Him and He would work it out.  Take His yoke and He will give you complete rest.  Matthew 11:28-30, 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
  5. Faith and believe:  It is difficult to enter His rest if you do not believe that He is able to do more than you could ever ask or imagine.  We have a faithful God who has never failed us.  Therefore ask God through the power of the Holy Spirit to help your unbelief.  With God all things are possible.

May the good Lord strengthen, guide and  bring you to the place of complete rest in Him.  May He keep you there and you remain in His presence.  For in His is fullness of joy and perfect peace.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.

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