INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
Meditation is the most powerful gift of God to humanity. There is no profiting outside meditation (1Timothy 4:15). The fourth activity of meditation is Declaration. Declaration involves a shouting out of a significant truth relevant to your manifestation. It involves roaring the word of God to stop the enemy. This is a loud shout of discovered revelation. Roaring your expectation pushes back the enemy of your manifestation. This affects your enemy. This stops the evil. A Pastor friend of mine shared with me his hunting experience in the forest with a native South African guide. While hunting, they were confronted by a lion. But rather than run away at the sight of the lion, the native South African man, stopped in his tracks and roared at the lion from deep within. The sound was so powerful. As soon as the lion heard the roar, it took to flight. The lion defeats his prey by roaring at them; thereby putting fear in them. The instrument of the lion was used against it in this case. Declaration pushes back things that would have opposed the truth you discovered. Declaration affects your opposition. Shout what you want to see. Roar your belief. Roar who you are on the contradiction and the contradiction will disappear. Deception is strong when knowledge is hidden. The strength of deception is ignorance. The devil tries to make you ignorant in three distinct areas: knowledge of Who God is, Who you are, and The Certainty of Consequences. The devil capitalizes on your ignorance of the personality of God in the specific area of his interest. Your knowledge of God is your escape from the devil’s deception. Only meditation on the specific areas of meditation will deliver you from the deception of the devil. In Psalm 119:97-99, we see two benefits of Meditation: (1) Meditation will make you have more understanding than your teacher (2) Meditation will make you wiser than your enemies.
Practicing The Consciousness of God’s Presence
For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear, (Jeremiah 13:11). God has drawn you close to Himself just like the girdle cleaves to the loins of a man. He seeks to make you an icon of His mighty power and grace to the rest of the world. However, you cannot be made by His hands if you do not rest in His arms. As you cleave to the maker of your life, He will make you a celebrity among men.
SCRIPTURE FOR MEDITATION
Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.
Meditating On The Personality of God
Those that do not know God will experience mourning, will languish and will experience lack, but the people that know God shall have joy and will live in abundance. (Hosea 4:1-3- Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. …Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away).
Meditate on this revelation and worship God with it
• The God to whom belong wisdom and might: One of the judgments that established King Solomon as a wise King was his judgment in the case of the two harlots who fought for ownership of a child. The two women lived in the same house and gave birth to children at about the same time. One of the women overlaid her child one night and the child died. And she arose at midnight, and took the other woman’s son from beside her, while she slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in the other woman’s bosom. When the second woman arose in the morning she found a dead child by her side. On investigation she discovered that the dead child was not hers. As they argued before the king on who the living child belonged to, the king acted in wisdom. He asked for a sword and ordered that the living child be divided into two and half given to each of the women. Then spake the woman who’s the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment (1Kings 3:16-28). King Solomon operated in wisdom and people came from distant lands just to hear him speak. Now, this king did not create himself; He was created by God. His wisdom was given to him by God. The God who gave King Solomon such enviable wisdom must be much wiser. If a mere mortal could do exploits and amass great wealth by the wisdom he received from God, how much more the omniscient God? This God is the owner of all the wisdom and all might; He bestows these as gifts on whoever He will. This wise God is your daddy. He has promised to give His children every good thing they ask for. He certainly will give you wisdom and might just like He gave King Solomon.
Prophetic Warfare Prayer
Warning! Do not pray with a mindset of attacking humans. The devil is the enemy, not humans. Attacking humans with prayers goes against love which is the basic principle of the New Testament Church. Also, do not pray as if the devil has not been defeated.
Psalms 1:3- And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
We have been made fruitful in every aspect of life, not by works, but by grace. We are watered by the Lord and so have been provided with all the needed ingredients that guarantee fruitfulness. Barrenness is alien to us. There are three levels of prophetic warfare prayers: first is thanksgiving, second is aggressive warfare prayers aimed at enforcing compliance and third is prophesying your expectations based on the assurances given in the scriptures.
See the prophetic warfare prayers of October 20 for comprehensive prayer.
CHECK HOW MUCH YOU CAN REMEMBER FROM TODAY’S STUDY.
1. What is today’s BIBLE TEXT?
2. What have you discovered about GOD today?
Meditate on these points throughout today to gain light for your profiting (…that thy profiting may appear unto all, 1Timothy 4:15).
HEALED OF PAIN IN THE SHOULDER
I suddenly began to feel pain on my left shoulder two months ago. It affected my ministration as a chorister as I was unable to use the left hand to hold the microphone. I took pain relieving tablets and applied essential balm without relief. We had a programme in our Church in Lagos and Pastor Osaghae was the guest minister, During the programme, it was laid in my spirit that I was to get my healing during one of the services. I believed it, prayed and thanked God for it. During ministration, Pastor Osaghae instructed us to do what we were not able to do before. I waved with my left hand and discovered that the pain was no longer there. To God be all the glory.
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For all health challenges that require spiritual intervention, attend HEALING SCHOOL OF MERCY on the first Saturday of every month. Time is 7am prompt. Venue: Church Hall, Believers Ministries Inc, 159/161 Upper Owina road, off Agho, off Ekenwan Road, Benin City.
To register for healing school, call 08064430320 or 08154683239.
Be a witness to the miraculous move of God through His servant, Pastor Samuel Osaghae.
Make Plans to Attend Asaba City Miracle Crusade (November 20th to 22nd 2013) and Benin City Miracle Crusade (December 11th to 13th 2013).