SEPTEMBER 9 (MONDAY)
OUR STRONG TOWER
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
Your future will only feature the scripture that you picture. Picturing the scripture is an act of meditation. The second activity of meditation is Visualization. Visualization means using your eye to picture what you want to see. It means picturing the scripture; seeing the word. If you do not see the word, God will not perform. Use your mind to frame (picture) out the scripture. In Habakkuk 2:1, the Prophet Habakkuk said; “I will stand upon my watch to see what he will say”. Visualization involves using your mind to create a picture of the reality (The power of Imagination). Even if what you seek is not yet obvious, you use your mind to form the picture of the real thing. You keep seeing your expectation with your mind’s eye until your desire becomes a reality and becomes obvious to all. The devil’s major activity in this end time is deception and he carries out his deception in three vital areas. He tries to prevent Christians from Knowing Who God is, Who they are in Christ, and the Certainty of consequences. You cannot have good success and performance without meditation (Joshua 1:8). As you meditate the truths revealed from scripture on these specific areas of meditation, your life is prepared for good success.
Practicing The Consciousness of God’s Presence
I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee, Psalms 119:168. Knowledge that the Lord sees everything you do, even your most secret actions, will help you keep the precepts of God. The reason people are able to commit sin is because their heart drifted from the consciousness of God’s presence. For instance, Christians will hardly commit sin while in Church. The reason is that when we come to church, we are conscious of the fact that the Lord is present. If we can carry this same consciousness of God’s presence with us everywhere we go, it will become impossible for us to commit sin.
SCRIPTURE FOR MEDITATION
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Meditating On The Personality of God
Meditation on the personality of God will make you have rest in the midst of the judgment that God is bringing upon the inhabitants of the earth. (2Thessalonians 1:7-8- And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ).
Meditate on this revelation and worship God with it
The Lord whose name is a strong tower: A tower is a fortress. It is a building designed to withstand attack. Most good towers are usually impenetrable and act as a protection from enemies. In times of war, towers are built in towns to protect people from attacks from the enemies. When God was to destroy the earth with water in the time of Noah, He asked Noah to build an ark. Noah did as God commanded and himself, his family and the animals he chose hid in the ark when the rains came down. The ark became a fortress to Noah and his family, saving them from the death that consumed all other inhabitants of the earth. Just like that ark became a tower of protection to Noah and members of his family, the name of the Lord has become a tower of protection to His children. Our God is not just a tower, but a strong one! There is no doubt that there is an abundance of towers around but it is the LORD alone that qualifies as a strong tower. Notice that it does not say the LORD is a strong tower rather the scripture says: ‘The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe’ (Proverbs 18:10). The word ‘name’ is the Hebrew word shem which means, character, honour or authority. There is a lot to obtain from this revelation. Today, we may not see the Lord physically in action, but we have documents which testify to His eternal power and glory, and so we can rest in His authority, character or honor that He cannot fail as we have been told. Remember that God gave Jesus a name which is above every name. What God actually gave Jesus is authority, character or honor in all worlds. If we understand the authority in the name of Jesus, we will rest today in the protection of His strong tower (Proverbs 18:10). Let us worship His all-powerful name today.
Prophetic Warfare Prayer
Theme: Dominion over sin
Colossians 1:21-22- And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.
You have been reconciled to God through the death of His son Jesus. Having been cleansed by His blood, you now appear before God just like you have never known sin. All your past sins have been forgiven and washed away. You bow appear before God as holy, unblameable and unreproveable. 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 September 8 for comprehensive prayer.
CHECK HOW MUCH YOU CAN REMEMBER FROM TODAY’S STUDY.
What is today’s BIBLE TEXT?
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 OVER SECRETION OF PROLACTIN
Two months to our wedding, I noticed that I was lactating (i.e. my breast was bringing out milk). On getting to the Clinic, I was asked to go for test (CT scan and hormonal profile). The hormonal test showed that my prolactin level was very high which meant my ovulation was suppressed. Prolactin is a hormone that plays a role in fertility by inhibiting follicle stimulating hormone and gonadotrophin releasing hormone i.e it suppreses hormones that triggers ovulation and allow eggs to develop and mature. The doctor advised that I should not go ahead with the wedding because I would not be able to conceive while my prolactin level was high. I cried to the Man of God, Pastor Samuel Osaghae, about my situation. Daddy prayed with me and gave me Holy Communion and asked me to go ahead with the wedding. The wedding took place in December 2012. To the glory of God, I conceived two weeks after the wedding. Indeed, the God of Believers Ministries is a miracle worker.
Sis. Loveth E.
Do you seek the blessing of the womb, or are you a bachelor or spinster who seeks a life partner, then Join us from Monday 9th to Friday 13th September 2013 for the programme: MARRIAGE & BABIES FOR ALL. Time is 4pm daily (9th to 12th) and All-night meeting on the 13th by 8.00pm. Venue: Church Hall, Believers Ministries Inc, 159/161 Upper Owina road, off Agho, off Ekenwan Road, Benin City.