WORK IN VICTORY
Practicing The Consciousness of God’s Presence
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him… Hebrews 7:25. Those who come unto God (operate in the consciousness of God’s presence) are the ones that He is able to save to the uttermost. Practicing the consciousness of God’s presence qualifies you for God’s intervention in times of trials. As you come to this consciousness, your salvation from whatever is your plight is guaranteed. The word “Save” is from the Greek word- sozo). It means seven things: Save, Deliver, Protect, Heal, Preserve every good gift, Provision, Make whole (completeness- whatever is incomplete, He completes it. He perfects whatever is imperfect). As you begin to dwell daily in the constant consciousness of the presence of God, all these and more will be your experience.
Knowing The Defeat of The Devil
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth, Matthew 28:18. It is impossible for God to lie. If Jesus says all power in heaven and in earth has been given unto him, then it means that there is no power left to the devil and his demons. Christ took all the power and so the enemy no longer has any power to oppress children of God. Christians that still suffer affliction do so out of ignorance and fear. If you can catch this revelation of the complete defeat of the devil and understand that the devil no longer has power to oppress you, then your victory in Christ will be complete.
SCRIPTURE FOR MEDITATION
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
What did you discover of the Personality of God from studying the above scripture on Monday?
What did you discover of the Personality of the believer from studying the above scripture yesterday?
Today, we continue the study of the same scripture to discover our Responsibility as believers.
Meditating On The Responsibility of the Believer
The wages of sin is still death. The violation of instruction leads to the death of something in your life. Know God’s expectation of you so you do not experience death. (Romans 6:23- For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord).
Ask God for grace to carry out this responsibility
Do not believe the counsel and devices of the heathen: Believing the counsel and devices of the heathen implies unbelief in the ability of God to save you. The bible says in Isaiah 7:9b- If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established. Unbelief in God’s ability to save you leaves you at the mercy of the devil. And since mercy is strange to the devil, he will gladly make mince meat of you. Never let the expectations of the enemy rule your life. Allowing fear into your heart as a result of the threatening of the enemy shows that you do not trust God to save you. If you trust in God’s ability to deliver you, then you must operate in boldness even when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death. You must never fear evil. The God that has promised to deliver you and guide you by His Mighty Hand remains seated on the throne and as long as He is seated, no weapon formed against you shall prosper.
Today’s Love Reference
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Love is an attitude, a commitment, a form of behavior, passionately demonstrated for the benefit of another without intentionally expecting a reward.
Love is greater than Ministering/Preaching. Although we have a mandate to bring the good news of Christ to all creation and minister to the needs of people, our preaching and ministering must be carried out in love. Ephesians 4:15- But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. The truth of God’s word must be done from the platform of love. We must learn from Jesus’ example. His success in ministry was hinged on love. See Hebrews 7:25-26- Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens. Intercession is an act of love. The reason Jesus is able to save is because He is a lover.
Before Christ committed the headship of His Church to Peter, He first had to ascertain that Peter had love for the ministry in his heart. See John 21:15-17- So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Paul said in 1Corinthians 13:1-2- Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
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.
Theme: Healing (Health)
Joel 3:10b- …let the weak say, I am strong.
The Lord Jesus has paid the price for your healing; sickness and weakness has no right to remain in your body. Decree good health and strength for yourself according to God’s word. 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.
(Phil 1:6- That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus). Communication of your faith means effectiveness of your faith. Your faith gains strength and becomes effective when you regularly thank God for what He has done in the past, what He is currently doing and what He has promised to do. Your faith is only expressed by thanksgiving.
Thank God for taking all your sicknesses and diseases upon Himself
Thank for His covenant of good health with you
Appreciate Him for the many times He has rescued you and members of your family from the hold of sickness and infirmity.
(1Timothy 1:18- This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare). Get angry in the spirit against every situation in your life that is not in agreement with the finished work of Christ. Pray militantly until you see the change that you seek.
Take authority against every sickness or symptom of sickness in your life that is trying to cast doubt on the completed work of Christ that guaranteed your healing
Take authority against every sin or bad habit in your life that will make you vulnerable to sickness, disease and untimely death.
Destroy every sickness or disease present in your earthly family lineage that is now trying to show up in your life
Dedicate every organ of your body to God e.g. your heart, your kidneys, your liver, your eyes, your brain, etc.
Command every organ of your body to receive divine life and function at maximum productivity
Decree and Prophesy your expectation
Ezekiel 37:7, 10- So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise… In the realms of the spirit, there is confusion over your real identity. Except you declare your real status over and over again, the wrong spiritual elements will continue to associate with you. Jesus is the High Priest of our profession (homologia)- that which we repeat every time. You are saved by what you say. Declare your new status continually until you see the manifestation of your real spirit identity.
Decree your dominion over sin and bad habits
Decree that you are strong
Decree your dominion over every organism that causes sickness and disease
Decree that the authority of Christ in you makes you are a carrier of good health and has given you the ability to restore health to any sick person that crosses your path
Decree abundant health and life for yourself and every member of your family
Decree that your organs and systems will not break down or pack up but will always function maximally.
CHECK HOW MUCH YOU CAN REMEMBER FROM TODAY’S STUDY.
What is today’s BIBLE TEXT?
What is your discovery of GOD in the bible text?
What is your discovery of YOURSELF in the bible text?
What RESPONSIBILITY have you discovered today?
Meditate on these points throughout today to gain light for your profiting (…that thy profiting may appear unto all, 1Timothy 4:15).
Sometime ago during a special program, the G.O., Pastor Samuel Osaghae prayed on handkerchiefs and anointing oil. A friend of mine who attended the program stood in for me and brought to me the materials which had been prayed on because she knew that since I wedded I had not conceived and it had become a real concern to me. I later dreamt and in that dream I saw someone offer me two babies but I only took one in the dream. In my anxiety, I later visited the G.O. myself and told him what I had experienced requesting his prayers. Instead of prayers, he just told me to go that I will be pregnant. Today, I have been delivered of a bouncing baby boy. This is the lord’s doing, all praise to Him.
Mrs. Jane Eshemogie
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.