Tag: Spirit

In the world that we live in today there is a tendency to worry over how to pay your phone bills, rent, mortgage or the possibility of being evicted and repossession of your property because of the inability to meet up with payments,  You could have received a final warning from the bailiffs to pay your bill.  You are anxious, fretting over all this issues of life.  The questions that crops out of your mind is: how am I going to pay all these bills when I am unemployed?  Where do I go to for help?  Is this how I would continue living my life from hand to mouth?

My answer to you today is dont worry be joyful.  Worrying over issues kills, it is a slow deadly diseases that takes control of your mind, body and immune system slowly becomes weak.  The white blood cells in your body are unable to defend or attack nevertheless perform their roles. It causes high blood pressure, heart attack, depression, arthritis and so on.   So why worry when the consequences of worrying over the day to day problems is overwhelming

The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7

Worry causes you to be anxious, troubled, stressed out and unnecessarily fearful.  My question is to you is excessive thinking the solution or added weight on your shoulders?  Would worries pay the bills? So why don’t you take it one day at a time with Jesus.  The  Lord’s prayers says gives us this day our daily bread (Matthew 6:11).  Let your focus be on today and let tomorrow be planned out.   We are more precious than the birds that does not worry about what to eat or wear but our Heavenly Father feeds them, how much more we His precious Sons and Daughters who has inheritances in His kingdom.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; Philippians 4:6

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things Philippians 4:8.

Dont worry be joyful.  When you the Joy of the Lord is your stronghold nothing whatsoever can weigh you down.  They can try but they would not succeed because He is the pillar that holds your life.  Money and the pleasures of the world can buy you happiness but everlasting joy comes from the Lord God.

 MY PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY

Father I thank you for bringing Your Son Jesus Christ on the earth to die for our sins.  His crucifixion and resurrection  delivers us from the power of darkness into Your marvellous light.  I ask Heavenly Father that you release everlasting joy into the hearts of your Sons and Daughters as they persevere through it all.  May they find rest, perfect peace and restoration in You the author and finisher of their faith in Jesus name Amen.

 

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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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In the past years I have been a victim of my spoken words.  I have spoken negative, depressive, hopeless, destructive and deadly words based on my life experiences.  The amount of times I cursed, condemned someone or used profane languages was countless.  A lot of changes to my spoken words has gradually taken effect because of my relationship with the Lord.  So I thought about writing a post on power in your spoken words and its impact on how it can turn circumstances around from death to life, brokenness to complete restoration, curses to blessings, barrenness to fruitfulness and so on.

The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit Proverbs 15:4 NIV. 

The authority and power you have in your words is very effective in your daily life.   Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit Proverbs 18:21 NKJV.   Your spoken words births forth whatever you send it out to speak.  You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the super abundance) of the heart the mouth speaks Matthew 12:34 Amp. Whatever you have filled your mind with, whatever you spend your time doing or learning, the fullness or abundance of your heart is what comes out of your mouth. Imagine if your heart was a storehouse, what would it be filled up with?   Are you solidly rooted in the word of God and what it says over every situation?  

Renew your mind to the things of God, fill your heart with words of joy, peace, encouragement, life and truth for faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17).  Studying the word until it becomes a part of you in readiness to bring life back into any circumstances.      The Lord has given us authority to call forth that which be not as though they were (Romans 4:17).

Here are five points on how your spoken words impacts lives:

  1. Permits: Your spoken words gives authorisation for that which you said to happen.  The Lord has given you authority on this earth to bind and loose, whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever you break loose on earth is loosed in heaven (Matthew 18:18).  You have a divine access to decree and declare with the authority already invested in you through Christ Jesus.    Then the Lord reached out and touched my mouth and said, “Look, I have put my words in your mouth! 10 Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms.  Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow.  Others you must build up and plant” Jeremiah 1:9-10 NLT
  2. Produces: The words you speak is like seed sent forth to yield fruit.  When a seed is sown into the ground it yields fruit, either good or bad fruit. Your spoken words produces life or death.  When you sow joy, peace, meekness and other fruits of the spirits it produces life in the spirit as sons and daughters of the Most high God who has an inheritance in His kingdom.  A good fruit cannot bear bad fruit neither can a bad fruit bear good fruit ( Matthew 7:18).  The words sown in your heart when spoken produces life or death in any challenges that you experience.
  3. Positions: It places you in a place to receive everything the Lord has in store for you.  As you keep confessing with your mouth the blessings, covenant of God, the Lord sets you in the right place of abundance of His love, grace and faithfulness.  Your spoken words authoritatively stands and keeps you in a position to receive all that He has in store for you according to His will, purpose and desire.  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful Hebrews 10:23 NKJV.
  4. Activates: Your words causes something to happen, it creates an activation in the spirit realm that causes a manifestation to occur in the physical.   The Lord sent forth His word to produce life and accomplished all its works according to His will and desires.  So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it Isaiah 55:11 NKJV.  
  5. Reacts: When challenges comes your way, the manner you react to the challenge you are facing at that point  determines the results of your action.  When someone tries to get on your nerves and speaks discouraging words to you, how you deal with the situation determines the cause of action.  Sometimes its best to keep silent or when you do speak select carefully your words.  Your spoken words could help dissolve matters or silence helps control the diffusion of the matters.  Take control of what I say, O Lord,     and guard my lips Psalm 141:3 NLT.  Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires James 1:19-20 NLT.   

 

If you are in a difficult situation with loss of hope, frustration and you have spoken words of discouragement, disappointment that has kept you in a worse predicament.  Now is the time to change the words you speak and start trusting God at His word and promises over your life. By Activating what the word of God declares over the situation and standing solidly rooted in His word.  Shut every access for the enemy to step into your life and cause more havoc and permit the Lord to bring healing, restoration, breakthroughs and abundance of His grace.  The little steps of faith you take would make a massive impact over your life.

 

 

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