Thank You Lord for bringing us to this new month of August.
Lord, give us the grace to fulfil all that You have destined for us this month so that our August will not become brass in the name of Jesus Christ.
Happy new month to you and family.
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Thank You Lord for bringing us to this new month of August.
One night Joseph had a dream and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him more than ever. Listen to his dream he said. We were out in the field tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up and your bundles gathered around and bowed low before mine. His brothers responded, so you think you will be our king, do you? Do you actually think you will reign over us? And they hated him all the more because of his dreams and the way he talked about them. Soon Joseph had another dream and again he told his brothers about it. Listen, I have had another dream, he said. The sun, moon and eleven stars bowed low before me. This time he told the dream to his father as well as to his brothers, but his father scolded him. What kind of dream is that? He asked. Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow to the ground before you? But while his brothers were jealous of Joseph, his father wondered what the dreams meant – Genesis 37 : 5 – 11.
God revealed to Joseph what has been divinely established for him. It is a great joy when He reveal His secret about our lives to us. God is not an author of confusion, when He gives you a dream, you will have peace within you it doesn’t matter how the people around you feel about it because God cannot take permission from anyone before He planned our lives. If Joseph knew that his siblings will be so angry to the extent of planning to take his life, he wouldn’t have told them his dream and his brothers did not know that the power to fulfill the dreams was in the hands of God and not on the coat of many colours that Joseph put on. It is of ulmost importance that we should be careful of those we inform about our dreams. If the siblings knew that selling Joseph to the Ishmaelites, they were pushing him to the place where his destiny will be fulfiled, they wouldn’t have sold him.
God choose David to be the future king of Israel even when Saul was still on the throne and He confirmed this by sending Samuel to go to the house of Jesse and anoint David – 1 Samuel 16. David was not qualified in anyway because even when Samuel got to Jesse’s house and saw David’s siblings, he thought that they were the choosen one but God that sees into the heart told Samuel that He don’t choose based on physical appearance but His choice is based on the heart. God is not a partial God and He has destined David to be the future king. God has not choose those that Samuel met home.
Then Samuel asked, are these all the sons you have? There is still the youngest, Jesse replied. But he’s out in the fields watching the sheep and gosts. Send for him at once, Samuel said. We will not sit down to eat until he arrives – 1 Samuel 16:11.
It doesn’t matter what people says about you, it doesn’t matter what your family and friends might be saying about you, it doesn’t matter how people have disqualified you, your destiny is in the hands of God and it is only Him knows what He has destined you to become. Becasue it has already been established, when David met with Jonathan, what happened?
And Jonathan made a solemn pact with David because he loved him as he loved himself. Jonathan sealed the pact by taking off his robe and giving it to David, together with his tunic, sword, bow and belt 1 Samuel 18 : 3-4.
Brethren, nothing happens ordinarily without a spiritual backing. Jonathan did not know that David has been anointed many years back but God that choose David will bring everything towards the direction of David that will make him to fulfil what He has destined for him. Jonathan was supposed to be the next king when king Saul passed away but he has to handover his kingship to David. Whenever a shift of power has happened in the spiritual realm, there will always be something that will happen in the physical that will triger the accomplishment.
In the life of Esau and Jacob, it was not the day that Isaac blessed Jacob that the blessing shifted. It has already been shifted even when they were still in their mother’s womb – Genesis 25 : 23. At birth, Jacob grabbed Esau’s heel which was a sign of what is going to happen. Esau’s exchange of portage with birth right was a sign of bringing things to accomplishment that has been established. Ordinarily, what connection do portage have with birth right? No connection, but because it has been established in the spiritual, Esau has to transfer his authority to his junior brother. Why could Jacob not asked for any other thing but birth right? I have read in many places where people blame Esau for selling his birth right? The power was not on the hunger but rather it was already in the spirit. Why others blaming Rebekah? Everything has to work towards the direction of fulfilling the spiritual purpose.
God’s love for mankind is very great no matter our errors, mistakes or sins, His love is higher. If we can obey God’s instructions, we will live in peace and He will fulfil His plans and purpose for our lives because He is too faithful to fail.
- Father, You said that the steps of a good man are ordered by You. Therefore Lord, order my steps in the name of Jesus Christ.
- O Lord, what You have destined for me and my family, give us the grace to fulfil it in the name of Jesus Christ.
- O Lord, reveal to me the secret of my life and family so that we will not be going towards the wrong direction in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Any power, spirit or personality assigned to distract me and my family from the divine plan and purpose of God, receive the judgement of fire in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Any power, structure, circumstances that will make me to loose focus, scatter by fire in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Any demonic coverage over my destiny, east wind of the Lord, blow them away in the name of Jesus christ.
- Any power, spirit or personality using my glory to prosper, die by fire in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Spirit of confusing and discouragement assigned against my destiny, I am not your candidate therefore scatter in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Any power, spirit or personality making people to make mistakes and commit errors receive angelic slap in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Thank You Lord for answering my prayers in the name of Jesus Christ.
For this night prayers, we will be studying the book of Esther.
God is too faithful to fail. When your time comes, it doesn’t matter who has been there before you, God knows how to place you on that seat because it is not by process but by grace.
The bible says, During the third year of his rule, Xerxes gave a big dinner for all his officials and officers. The governors and leaders of the provinces were also invited, and even the commanders of the Persian and Median armies came. For 180 days he showed off his wealth and spent a lot of money to impress his guests with the greatness of his kingdom.
A dinner that lasted for 180 days to show off his wealth.
At the end of this time, King Xerxes gave another dinner and invited everyone in the city of Susa, no matter who they were. The eating and drinking lasted seven days in the beautiful palace gardens.
While the men were enjoying themselves, Queen Vashti gave the women a big dinner inside the royal palace.
On the seventh day as the king was filled with joy, he sent a message to his wife who was also celebrating with her friends to come so that he can show the beauty of his wife to the people. The king wanted her to wear her crown and let his people and his officials see how beautiful she was.
Under normal circumstances almost every woman will like such. In everything we do, we should always know that the spiritual controls the physical whether we like it or not it has been like that and it will always be like that.
The king has to seek the advice of his officials and what response could the king receive? More fire.
Your Majesty, if you agree, you should write for the Medes and Persians a law that can never be changed. This law would keep Queen Vashti from ever seeing you again. Then you could let someone who respects you be queen in her place.
The king was happy and a law was written. Despite the law the king still have the feelings for his wife but because an atmosphere has been created, the King’s personal adviser spoke to him that Vashti’s time was over. The crown cannot fit Vashti’s head anymore.
Esther and other virgins were selected and they need to be cleansed for twelve months. Other virgins went to see the king before Esther and they demanded for things to take along.
When it was Esther’s turn to go and see the king the bible says that Esther demanded for nothing except what was freely given to everybody.
Let’s consider the following points:
- Esther was among those that was selected despite she doesn’t have mother that would have advised her on how to behave because women knows more than men on issues like that.
- Esther did not spend the twelve months like others.
- Before Esther’s turn other virgins went to see the king.
- Esther left other virgins as she went to the king.
- After Esther’s turn the competition ended because she came out with the crown that they were competing for.
- I think there were people that were charged with the responsibility of crowning the Queen.
These will be the basis of our prayers starting from 12 midnight tonight.
We will pray the following prayers as we prayed since last night.
Now to the prayers.
- O Lord, any power seating or assigned to seat on my blessings and that of my family in the second half of 2021, be unseated in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, let anyone assigned to occupy my position and that of my family in the second half of 2021 fall down and die in the name of Jesus Christ.
- O Lord, let my blessings and that of my family become too hot for the enemy to handle in the second half of 2021 in the name of Jesus Christ.
- My crown and that of my family will never fit any other head in the second half of 2021 in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Let the counsel of my adversaries and the adversaries of my family turn to foolishness in the second half of 2021 in the name of Jesus Christ.
- O Lord, let me and my family be the most preferred in anywhere we go in the second half of 2021 in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, make me and my family to be the head and not the tail in everything we do in the second half of 2021 in the name of Jesus Christ.
- It is written that the expectation of the righteous will never be cut off therefore, whosoever want to cut off our expectation in the second half of 2021, Lord, cut them off in the name of Jesus Christ.
- O Lord, promote whosoever You need to promote, fall whosoever You need to fall and remove whosoever You need to remove so that my blessings and that of my family in the second half of 2021 will not be hindered in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Thank You Lord for answering my prayers in the name of Jesus Christ.
Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, Moses my servant is dead, now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses – Joshua 1 : 1-3.
In the above words from God to Joshua, let’s see two things:
- I do give
- Have I given
According to the words of God the ownership of the land has changed and the land has been given to the Israelites but Israel has not physically possess the land and people were still occupying the land. The people need to move with confident without any doubt. Like some christians today, people are in places of no possession. Brethren, until you wake up and make the move of faith, you cannot possess what actually belongs to you. We need to change our mentality and mind set so that we can become whom God has created us to become.
When you have an encounter with God, you should always remember that encounter. People can argue with your theory, with your religion, with the way you do things but no one can argue with your personal experience with God. God’s promise to give you a blessing, no one else can fight for the manifestation of that blessing for you but rather you alone has to rise up and fight for it and possess it. Stop putting your hope and trust on man because the bible says that ”Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord” – Jeremiah 17:5 (New living translation).
If you say you met Jesus and your life remain the same, it is not Jesus Christ of Nazareth that you have met because when you meet Him, your life must really change. When you ignore your relationship with the Holy Spirit, then you will not be able to possess your possessions because the Holy Spirit is the One that will direct you on how you will possess your possessions.
Prayer: O Lord, help us to yield to the direction of the Holy Spirit so that we can possess our possessions in the name of Jesus Christ.
Then the king made Daniel a great man and gave him many gifts and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon. Then Daniel requested of the king and he set Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon, but Daniel sat in the gate of the king – Daniel 2:48 – 49.
This new year prepare yourself because God has great things He has prepared for you no matter what is happening in the world.
Daniel and his three friends prepared themselves before their nation went to war and when they were taken as captives, God opened the door of opportunity for them because they had created the base for themselves before their problem came and in the midst of their trials, their personal traits qualified them for the job. You see, in every blessing or position God is taking you to, God has a role to play and we also have our roles to play. If they had not prepared themselves how will they have excelled in the role given to them? You might say yes, God can qualify them even if they’re not qualified. Yes, that is true but know one thing in God’s provision: that God will give you what you are prepared for because His blessing will never be a mockery to His children and He is a God of justice.
The bible says, Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth – 2 Timothy 2:15. King James version. That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works – 2 Timothy 3:17. King James version.
What about Joseph? In the prison he was training himself by interpreting other people’s dream. He was in Potiphar’s house as a leader under training but this was unknown to him. When God saw that he had been fully trained and qualified, He opened the door of opportunity to him. The cup bearer did not forget him for no reason. It was because he was not yet qualified because there were things God still wanted him to learn in the prison and he never complained, but rather kept doing what he knew doing and God was taking note of his skills and qualification.
What about David? When he was going through training his dad sent him to his elder siblings and God opened the door of opportunity when he was fully qualified. Was fighting Goliath the reason why his father sent him to his siblings? No. What his father expected was to give things to his brothers and see their well being and come back to his father but God, who was aware of his qualification, had another plan. Can you imagine: a father sent his son on an errand and was expecting him to come back with a response but only for the father to hear that the whole city was singing, that his son, who was not trained as a soldier, was being celebrated as the killer of the enemy’s war champion. The bible says, Goliath had been boasting for 40 days and no one could challenge him. David only heard him once and his spirit could not be at rest for hearing such statement from Goliath because he has been prepared. If he wasn’t prepared, such opportunity wouldn’t have come to him.
Prepare yourself with prayer, fasting, studying, attending seminars, taking up challenges and not running away from them. I have a friend in my school, before the lockdown, one of our lecturers shared us in a group to do group work and I was selected as the group leader and I allocated each portion of the project to each and everyone of us. Few people did what was given to them and about four of us had to do the other people’s portion, including our own and one lady said: ‘Henry, since the rest of them don’t want to work I won’t do their work’ and I told her that she should try to do the maximum that she could and shouldn’t look at others because she is training herself for the future. Finally, she obliged. Since march 2020 when the lockdown started, we have not been able to go back to class and we have been taking our lectures online and submitting our assignments online. Several times that same woman thanked me for the advice I gave her about not looking at what others were doing but focused because it was a training and due to that experience she had, today she is able to do all her assingments on her own. I told her that it was God who I thanked for her life for taking the advise. There was a post I posted here on this blog long ago whose tittle is “God brings people into our lives for a purpose.” In this journey of life our lives cross those who God knows will be beneficial to us, in one way or another. Some might be to challenge you, some might be to encourage you, some might be to train and prepare you even within a short time of that relationship, some might be to advertise or announce you, some might be to carry you along. All we need is to be focused and humble ourselves so that the purpose will be fulfilled and God will be glorified.
- Lord, we thank You for bringing us to the begining of 2021 in the name of Jesus Christ.
- O Lord, I want to learn and get myself prepared for any opportunity You have destined for me this year. Give me the grace to prepare in the name of Jesus christ.
- Father, open my eyes to opportunities others might not see this year in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Lord, I want to testify of Your great plan and purpose for my life this year to the glory of Your name in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Any spirit of discouragement waiting to frustrate me this year, I relocate you to the pit of fire in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Lord, right from this month of January, I refuse to be spectators in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Open my eyes and mind to know the area I need to prepare myself so that when the opporunity comes, I will not be left out in the name of Jesus Christ.
- O Lord, let the potentials You have placed in me be activated and be seen by those You have destined to announce me to kings in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, connect me to those that will see my value in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Thank You Lord for answered prayers in the name of Jesus christ.
And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, the he said, escape for thy life, look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain, lest thou be consumed – Genesis 19:17. But his wife (Lot’s wife) looked back from behind him and she became a pillar of salt – Genesis 19:26. (King James version).
The angels gave instructions to Lot and his family when they were about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. The first instruction they gave them was to leave the city immediately. Followed by another in which they were instructed not to look back but Lot’s wife looked back because her mind was still there. The bible says, For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also – Matthew 6:21. When we keep looking back, we are not ready to move forward because what is gone is gone no matter how good it might be. Forward ever and backward never.
Our focus should always be forward. The angels gave them the instruction because whatever they left behind is gone forever but Lot’s wife still have her focus on those things. The bible says, Let thine eyes look right on and let thine eyelids look straight before thee – Proverbs 4:25. The bible did not say look straight behind thee. Most times we don’t even know that we are looking back. It is good to remember the past but don’t dwell and focus on the past because our destiny is right in front of us. Which area of your life have you been looking back? Could it be the blessings you have received, could it be words that someome has spoken to you, could it be God’s promises, could it be past failures, could it be past errors and mistakes and is making you not to trust anyone again? Keep moving forward because you have much more good things ahead of you.
Apostole Paul says, I count not myself to have apprehended, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press forward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus – Philippians 3:13-14. Looking back can bring delay, it can bring destraction, it can make you loose focus, it can bring discouragement, it can bring anger etc. Therefore let your focus be in front of you.
Now to the prayers:
- Any power, spirit or personality making me to focus on my past instead of moving forward, receive fire in the name of Jesus christ.
- Any situation making me to retrogress, loose your power and fail woefully in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Any covenant I might have entered knowingly or unknowingly that is depriving me from moving forward, break in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Any family idol that is making every member of my family to be stagnant, scatter by fire in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Any line of limitation that is limiting every member of my family, be erased by the blood of Jesus christ.
- Any boundary that has been set that no one can cross in my family, I will cross and surpass it in the name of Jesus christ.
- Wall of Jericho limiting people in my ancestry, crash now in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Generational sickness going from generation to generation in my ancestry, I am not your portion in the name of Jesus christ.
- Evil altar erected to stop the destiny of every member of my family, scatter in the name of Jesus christ.
- Every mark, seal or stamp of failure given to my family, be erased by the blood of Jesus Christ.
- Thanbk you lord for answered prayers in the name of Jesus christ.
And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, thou hast asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee, but if not, it shall not be so.
And it came to pass, as they still went on and talked, that behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire and parted them both asunder and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it and he cried, my father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horse men thereof. And he saw him no more and he took hold of his own clothes and rent them in two pieces. He took….. 2 Kings 2:9-15.
After the departure of Elijah, Elisha had the first confrontation of his life which is crossing the river Jordan. Because he has seen what his master did to the river, the secret was revealed to him. As he was confronted with the same problem which confronted his master, he has to apply the key he has gotten from him to open the door and commanded the river which has no other choice than to obey and opened.
What is confronting you today? Is it mountain of sickness, poverty, marital, joblessness, loneliness, rivers of difficulties, none achievement, brethren, there is nothing that will happen on this earth that is new to our God, it might be new to us but remember that it is not new to God. Also, what God cannot do does not exist.
He has the key therefore go to Him in praise, worship, prayer and fasting and the key will be handed over to you without delay because He is too faithful to fail. He is ever ready to release the key to us because He loves and cherish us.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for bringing us to a new month and for bringing us far this year. Lord, I come to you today to teach me how I can follow You so that I will nomore wander around and have the key I need to open every door in my life so that the glory will be given unto You in the name of Jesus Christ.
What is love?
According to Cambridge dictionary, love can be defined as an intense feeling of deep affection. Love is when you choose to be at your best even if the other person is not at their best. Furthermore, love is when what you want is never important but rather what the other person want or needs is more important. When you are love with somebody, you will always want to be with the person.
According to the bible, love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth, always hopes, always perseveres – 1 Corinthians 13 : 4 – 7.
That is the type of love that God has for us which make Him to be very patient with us no matter what we do. I have come accross many people who always say that this person is known for doing bad and God still permits the person to live and continue doing the bad the person is known for. No matter our error or mistakes, God’s love is greater. He bestowed such a great love on us even when we don’t merit it. He destroyed the world with flood in Genesis 7:1-24 when Noah was six hundred years of age. You see many people today when you talked to them about Christ, they will say that they have been in the church ever since they were born and yet they are not yet up to hundred years. Noah was six hundred and he was still following God’s command and that will be a topic for another day.
In Genesis 9:11 The bible says that God made a covenant with Noah that He will never again destroy the earth with flood. While? Because of love.
TYPES OF LOVE
Eros love (1 Corinthians 7:7-8): This comes from a Greek word ”erotas” which means intimate, sexual or romantic love. This type of love has to do with physical attraction.
Phileo love (Mark 12:31): This is brotherly love. Many people viewed phileo love as the ideal love. It is about showing loyalthy, giving sacrifice and showing an appreciation. According to Aristotle, he highlited that a person can feel philia towards someone for one of three reasons: that the person is pleasant; that the person is useful and that the person is good. He explained further that one must feel love for themselve before being able to feel love for others. Some other people feel that the best philia love is the one that grows from eros.
Storge love (Exodus 20:12; 1John 4:16): This is the type of love that exist between parents and children.
Agape love (1 John 4:8; John 13:34-35; Romans 5:8; John 3:16): This type of love is universal and charirtable. This is God’s kind of love. This is the love we have inside that we give freely to others regardless of our relationship with them. The idea of this type of love is that you don’t need to know or have met the other person before but still you want to help him or her, cooperate with them or do something good with them or towards them. Where this kind of love exist, we will always tell the truth to the other person, we will laways respect the person, we will always obey the person, we will always be patient with the person, we will always forgive the person no matter the error, we will always want to hear from the person and know his or her wellbeing, we will always want to appreciate what the person is doing. (To be continued.)
Prayer: Thank You Lord for your great love that You have bestowed on me and my family. Give us the grace to show love to others as You have shown to us no matter what they done to us in the name of Jesus christ.
From : https://www.bothends.org
S I L E N C E…..
A seed grows with no sound, but a tree falls with huge noise. Destruction has noise, but creation is silent. In your success remain silent as there is power in silence. Grow Silently. Cultivate Silence…..
A farmer discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him…..
After searching high and low among the hay for a long while, he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn…..
He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded. Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch…..
Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance. The farmer looked at him and thought, “Why not? After all, this kid looks sincere enough.” So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn…..
After a while the little boy came out with the watch in his hand! The farmer was both happy and surprised and so he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had failed…..
The boy replied, “I did nothing but sat on the ground and listened. In the silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that direction.”””””” A peaceful mind can think better than a worked up mind. ….
Sometimes the noise in our life is so much with no clarity on what to do. The mind seems so occupied with lots of thoughts that promote fear, discouragement & anxiety……
Let peace guard your heart all the time. Consciously clear your head and mind; be patient and listen……
MAY WE SUCCEED EVEN WHERE OTHERS FAILED…
May God give us the grace to listen and hear during our time of silence in the name of Jesus Christ.