WARFARE PRAYER for RELEASE

war the devil is evicted

“The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.” (I John 3:8b). I plead the speaking Blood of CHRIST JESUS over you and everything that pertains and relates to you.

I come against the power of the devil over your will, mind and emotion: And release you to live your life to the glory of GOD.

In CHRIST name, I bring under Divine subjection and captivity, all the forces of evil assigned against you to manipulate, intimidate, control, torment, possess, obsess and oppress you and yours; and order that they leave you and yours now.

The feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, abjectivity and suicidal tendencies are to leave you now.

I affirm that you have received the spirit of love, power and soundness of mind: therefore, the mental attitude that puts you in slavery to persons, place or things or that makes you dependent upon persons, place or things; and whatever else has been exalted against the knowledge of GOD in your life; are cast down to disintegrate now.

I speak to your mind to be receptive of the Liberating Doctrines of CHRIST and for it to dwell richly in you by faith.
From today, GOD’s Word forms the basis of your thought life.

The fear that kept you bound to your present adverse situation is to leave you at once.

The peace of GOD and peace from GOD is to flood your soul right now.
Receive healing for your wounded emotion and repressed hurts.

Receive clarity of vision, new ideas and enabling grace to make unprecedented progress.

Be bold, be brave and function in GOD’s perfect will for your life, In CHRIST matchless name. Shalom! – hephzibah christly

ANTIDOTE FOR DISCOURAGEMENT

“We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith. He saw the joy ahead of him, so he endured death on the cross and ignored the disgrace it brought him. Then he received the highest position in heaven, the one next to the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2) discouragement antidote

You are never alone. You are not a failure. Your present adversity is not the definition of who you are. GOD states in the Bible that when you pass through any adverse situation, HE would be with you to walk you through it.

Discouragement is satan’s weapon of destruction. Once you allow yourself to feel discouraged, your faith in GOD drops, you become hopeless and your body will begin to show signs of deterioration.

Discouragement is a sickness of the mind that affects the body.

Discouragement is borderline depression.

If you give it room to flourish in you, it would degenerate further to full-blown depression.

David confronted discouragement by encouraging himself in the LORD: He reminded himself of how faithful GOD was to him in the past, and he overcame it.

The more you dwell on the negatives, the more hopeless it gets and the more discouraged you become.

Therefore, be intentional in focusing on how GOD helped you pass through similar situations in the past. And tell yourself, with GOD’s help, you are coming out of this likewise.

JESUS CHRIST our Model confronted discouragement by focusing on the joy ahead of HIM. HE looked past the present painful challenge of rejection, disgrace, disrespect, abandonment, scourging and the humiliating death on the Cross.

And HIS endurance paid off. CHRIST received the highest position in heaven. HE got through a very discouraging time in HIS life by having a right mental attitude. So can you and so you should.

But rather unfortunately, the prophet Elijah gave in to discouragement. After a major victory over his enemies, Jezebel sent him a threatening message.

Instead of reflecting on the past victories, and how GOD also protected him in the past; he chose to focus on his present challenge- Jezebel’s threats.

The Bible says that “the fear of man is a snare”, As soon as Elijah allowed the fear of Jezebel to get the best of him, discouragement set in and it degenerated to depression. Which made him lost the will to live.

Dear Reader, we all have to confront discouraging circumstances at one point in life. But how you handle it will determine the result you get.

Confront your challenges at the place of prayer.

Disabilities become enabling grace when you focus on Divine abilities.

See the best possible outcome and refuse to see, think or dwell on the negatives that are flooding your mind.

Remember that the mind is the battle ground for spiritual warfare. Negative thoughts open you up for demonic oppression. The dwelling on negatives introduces pollution into the body and damages life.

Ask GOD to help you.

Encourage yourself in the LORD. Proceed to flood your mind with faith provoking thoughts. Hold fast your profession of faith. Keep saying it, and don’t stop believing it. Faith is the victory.

Ask for clarity so you can understand what happened, the lesson to be learned, how best to get through it and how to avoid such pitfalls in future.

If you got lost in the maze of problems, the best way out is through GOD.

When you seek HIS assistance, you will get all the support you will need and you will end up praising HIM.

Remember also that GOD has raised “watchmen” over you who are praying daily for you. The HOLY SPIRIT is in intercession for you. You are not alone. Be strong, be bold and be brave. Lift up your head in victory, it is well with you. Shalom!

Prayer:

Thanking ABBA FATHER for your life. I plead the speaking blood of JESUS CHRIST for forgiveness, cleansing and victory: I ask that you are granted more enabling grace to confront this present adversity without breaking down. 

I join faith with you and come against the forces of evil influencing discouragement, negativity, depression, dejection, worthlessness, and suicide: they are all to get off you and your life’s situation and circumstances now, in CHRIST name.

Let the peace of GOD flood your soul right now. Be filled with supernatural strength to move on. Receive clarity, new ideas, favor with GOD and with humans and be successful in life, in CHRIST name I pray. Shalom!

Hephzibah Christly

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COUNTERING DEMONIC INTERFERENCE IN MARRIAGE

marriage conflictsMarital problems can deplete energy, disorient, and stagnate. There are some marital issues that result because of personality differences and unrealistic expectations. But there are those that are influenced by the forces of evil.

Sometime ago, a spouse contacted me because he could no longer live with his wife. He hated everything about her. It was as if she had become a monster overnight.  No; there was no ‘other woman’ involved. He resented her in his home.

I discerned that the forces of evil were influencing the situation. And we launched out in warfare prayer against the demonic hordes working against their marriage. And through online counselling, we were able to work through all the other issues that opened them up for demon activity.

Some of those issues are also confronted in this prayer as well.

LET US PRAY:

  • ALMIGHTY GOD, thank YOU for the marriages represented hereon.

I ask ABBA that your power to heal and to restore be here present.

  •       I identify and confess as sin: anger, bitterness, resentment, selfishness, greed, avarice, inability to forgive and to let go, disobedience, and the putting of others first before YOU and our spouse.
  •       In accordance with YOUR Word, I affirm that you have blotted out our sins as well as the handwriting of ordinances working against us.
  • We receive cleansing from all unrighteousness. And affirm that our minds are renewed and we now function in accordance with your will.
  • Let your peace flood our souls.
  • Let unconditional love saturates the entirety of our beings so that the wives will be submissive;  the husbands would love their wives las CHRIST loved the Church and died for Her; and both spouses would submit to one another in love.
  • By the Speaking Blood of JESUS CHRIST, We come against the forces of evil that has been assigned to frustrate and break marriages.
  • All controlling spirits sent against your marriage are bound and rendered impotent and are to leave at once.
  • All negative spiritual networks and reinforcements are to self-destruct at once. Zero visuals. Your marriage is no longer in satan’s radar now, in CHRIST’s name
  • All demons on assignment to your marriage are now isolated and rendered impotent. They can no longer perform their enterprise.
  • The name of JESUS CHRIST is exalted above all names in heaven, on earth and under the earth: therefore as these names are mentioned, all evil spirits and their relatives associated with the following names are to leave at once without causing any damage to lives and property:

Anger; bitterness; resentment; selfishness; malcontent; greed; avarice; wickedness; negative memory; frustration; divorce; separation; single-parenting; constant disagreements; deep seated anger; anguish of soul; fault-finding; blame-shifting; rejection; irresponsibility; plan-less spending; addiction and  addictive behaviour; carelessness; inconsideration; vindictiveness; trouble from in-laws; the tormenting of children with regular/cyclical sicknesses; economic hardship; hate; revenge; disharmony and all form of abuse; cheating; lying; lust; unrealistic expectations, occult projections; witchcraft; idolatry and sorcery: Go now!

I place a ban on all outgoing demons to never to come back under any guise or disguise to torment, oppress, suppress, obsess, intimidate, manipulate, or control ever again, in CHRIST’s name’

  • The FINGER of GOD, the shield of faith and the word of my testimony is against all such evil spirits.
  • I affirm that the works of the devil is destroyed and your marriage is set free to model CHRIST and the Church.
  • Today is the day of salvation, restoration, deliverance and healing of individuals and marriages! An end has come to evil.  The good is come. Let peace like a river flow!
  • All the works of the devil in your marriage is destroyed!
  • Your emotions, mind-set, affection, memory, feelings, mouth, reasoning faculties, perception, understanding, hearing, view-point, speech, body language, attitude and personality is cleansed and renewed.
  • GOD is working in and through you to touch more lives through your marriage.
  • Your marriage is graced and favoured. Unity, harmony, faith, commitment, understanding, love, loyalty, accountability, and Godly characteristics flourish.
  • The fruit of the Holy Spirit is more evident in you. You are producing fruits worthy of repentance.
  • Your household is blessed. Your children are blessed.
  • Your marriage will not end in divorce.  The scourge of ancestral marital failures is stopped in your generation. Single parenting is not your portion. Your spouse will not abandon you and the kids.
  • Your spouse will live long and you both shall enjoy your marriage and endure each other.
  • The other man/woman is to go at once and be married to another
  • Ungodly soul ties are severed. No one, no matter who they are, can interfere with your marriage again. The joy of marriage is restored to you. Your companionship is restored.
  • We boldly declare that the forces behind addiction, infidelity, spousal abuse and neglect are incapacitated. Your marital bond is renewed.
  • Every other relationship that is interfering with the unity and harmony of your family is terminated at once.   All straying spouses are to return home and be reconciled.  Forgiveness flourishes. Laughter resounds in your home.
  • I speak to your finances and economic base to receive the multiplier effect. Have more than enough and bless others.
  • From today, the love and fear of GOD shall inform all your interactions with each other, in CHRIST name.
  • Receive more grace in your marriage. It is well with you all, in CHRIST name I have prayed.

Thank you ABBA for speedy answers to our prayers, for am confident that  YOU will confirm my words and perform my counsel to YOUR glory and praise, in CHRIST name. Amen. – hephzibah christly

RESILIENCE, REPENTANCE, RESTORATION II

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“In repentance and rest shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15)

A confused and clueless leadership mirrors the confusion and ‘cluelessness’ of the society, just as a corrupt leader point to the corrupt conditioning of the people. A people always get the leader they deserve. And the leader is always a reflection of the society/the people he leads.

Repentance and Restoration

Change is a process and not a political slogan. Change can either be positive or negative. You can either be changed for the better, or for the worse.

And the greatest barrier to change is a selfish, self-centered and myopic mindset.  A mindset can be described as a set of attitudes or fixed ideas that somebody has and that are often difficult to change. A leader who tries to enforce change that is alien to the society would meet with stiff opposition. Because change, must start from within to be effective.

Back in Old Testament days, the people cried for ‘change’.

They argued that they wanted to be like the other nations: They felt their present leadership was anti-progress. However, they forgot that they were undergoing a process of positive change already. These were a people group who had lived under the influence of a foreign culture for centuries. They had lost their cultural heritage as GOD’s own people. In addition, they had lost their independence and became slaves in that foreign culture.

When GOD supernaturally granted them independence, they could not let go their victim-mentality. They held unto the culture of their foreign colonial masters which was negating the purpose of their liberation. They were given autonomy so that under Divine leadership, they would become a model nation: A reference point for other nations of the world.

Rather unfortunately, their mental attitude became a major barrier. They were not able to follow the process for positive change. Their mindset had made them hard-hearted, stiff-necked and very resistant to positive change. They had no understanding that “changes” must first be internalized to be productive: under the influence of some disgruntled and selfish elders, they rebelled and made CHANGE their political slogan. They made the Prophet Samuel who was then their  leader; the ‘scapegoat’.

The prophet Samuel felt affronted but GOD calmed him down and told him that the people’s demand for ‘change’ was not a rejection of him Samuel, but a rejection of GOD’s Divine leadership. GOD acquiesced to their demands. HE agreed to ‘change’ their leader and leadership style and to give them the ‘man of their choice’.

However, God gave a warning:

He told them they were getting into a phase that would be characterized by adversity, because the new leader would be relentless in serving his personal and selfish interests at the detriment of the populace. He said further that, the people would suffer under the yoke of oppression so much so that they would seek Divine Intervention; but HE would not answer their cries. (Read all about it in 1 Samuel chapter Eight).

The people eventually got the ‘man’ of their choice as promised.  Their victory was short-lived. Soon after, things went south for them.

All that was foretold happened.

The story of that chosen leader (King Saul) had a tragic ending. Although he was a good person, he became corrupted by having great power thrust upon him.  

SIMILARITY: State of the nation-Nigeria

Power corrupts.

There is so much similarity between our present Nigeria of 2016, and Israel during the time of the Prophet Samuel. We saw obvious faults with the past administration of Goodluck Ebelle Jonathan. In comparison, Prophet Samuel and our past leader (President G.E.J) were good but weak leaders who lost control over their ‘children’.

However, it is rather unfortunate that like Israel, in trying to correct what was wrong, we have made a greater mistake. Go back through history and the Bible. Israel was in a transitional stage and they needed a leader who had a heart for GOD. GOD himself chose Samuel. Nigeria too was at a place that needed someone with the grace of GOD upon his/her life to keep the nation together. Look at the circumstances that brought Goodluck Jonathan to power. I see a Divine hand and answers to the prayers of those who did not want our nation to disintegrate,

It is true that our past leader was a good man. But when he faced the reality of the evolving political scene (which I described in the first part of this writing) he lost control. How did that happen, you may wonder?

The problems of Nigeria are diverse and deeply entrenchened. Any person who sits at the helms of affairs must constantly have spiritual coverage: but preferably from the positive spiritual realm where CHRIST is LORD.

When President G.E.J came into power, jubilation by both the Christian and Muslim communities filled the air. However, soon afterwards some of the ‘religious fathers’ fell out with him and began to subtly manipulate the people against him. All this happened because in an unguarded moment he made some uncomplimentary statement against the ‘elders’ of the ‘Church’.

It is only in Christianity that a fallen soldier is trampled upon.

It pleases GOD that we should pray for our leaders. So that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness (See 1 Timothy 2 1-4).  Instead of encouraging their congregants to counter the forces of evil that were at work against the Body of Christ in Nigeria, some of the ‘Church fathers’ manipulated the people to commence praying against our national leader. Then chaos resulted: for as Scriptures says, ‘a house divided cannot stand’

The irony of it all was that the Muslims had accepted him even though he had professed to be a Christian. When His own ‘people’, the Christians started the ‘spiritual war’ against ‘him’, the Muslims had to rethink their stand.

The two major realms of existence are the spiritual and the physical.

The spiritual realm controls the physical realm. Before anything manifests in the physical realm, it must have been decided first in the spiritual realm. Prayer is the most powerful means of deciding issues in the spirit realm.  People call into play the power of the ‘one’ they pray unto. The more you pray, the more power you release into your situation.

And there are also two kingdoms in the spiritual realm. Which are:  God’s Kingdom of Light, where CHRIST JESUS is Sovereign: and the kingdom of darkness where Satan the devil head’s.

It would interest you to know that there is ongoing warfare between the two kingdoms to dominate the Souls of Humans.  There is no demilitarized zone. You are either in the Light with Christ or in the dark with the devil. Most Christians are so ignorant that a house that wars against itself cannot stand. Satan thrives at creating dissent and division among Christians; in order to weaken their unity.  Because he knows that Christians are a force to be reckoned with when there is unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.

When Christians stand together in prayer, much positive power is released into the world, and evil cannot thrive.

That was why he struck at our unity and got some ‘ignorant’ Christians to do his dirty work for him. Satan gave them a cause and they cursed. Most carnal Christians default  to their occult-roots when facing challenges. That was the reason the Christian ‘Nay-Sayers’ reverted to their religious condition steeped in African Traditional religion, and went into witchcraft praying.

And the ‘man’ fell.

He lost the positive spiritual support he needed to confront and subdue the political terrorists, the political power-brokers, and the Established Bureaucrats; and he became game. They began to play him like ‘Ludo”. His spiritual covering had gotten big holes in it: his prayer partners had abandoned him: and the demonic hordes swamped him.

It may interest you to know that ‘G.E.J’ still had some faithful  “watchmen’ who were still praying for him but they too soon lost faith in him; the spiritual battle was fierce.

The paparazzi too were on his case. And he lost faith in himself. It was as if he had sold out his soul to the devil. With everything going wrong around him, he was seen to be indifferent. He had gone into stupor- the witchcraft-praying had cast a spell on him.

When the hedge is broken, the serpent strikes.

And the vampires went to work. They almost sucked the life out of Nigeria, but for the mercy of GOD.

They sold Nigeria to the lowest bidder.

For example: Egbin power plant was valued at $1.2 billion by a German electricity company but was sold to Sahara energy for a mere pittance of $470 million.  If it were possible, they would have carried Nigeria and hidden it in some foreign bank as well. Moreover, “GOD pass them”.

And instead of seeking a Divine and lasting solution for the state of the nation, the great multitude sought help from a mere human being! They chose Buhari. By that act, the Christian leaders entered into an arrangement with the child of the ‘bondwoman’ that invoked the curse of slavery, while rejecting the liberty of the Messianic Kingdom.

Nigerians are very religious by cultural conditioning.

By cultural conditioning, I mean that for the most times, we allow our parents, religious leaders, peers, professors, politicians, and the media define our cultural values, ethical systems, beliefs and ultimately the way we perceive ourselves.

And that was what happened when the ‘past president G.E.J.’ was found wanting in his administrative style. Our ‘cultural conditioning’ came into play. The political power brokers and our religious leaders carried the people into idolatry by influence and by intrigue. According to Webster, idolatry is ‘’the worship of idols or excessive devotion to, or reverence for some person or thing’

Idolatry is the bane of humanity. It is not just a Nigerian or African problem.

Idolatry is when we place something or someone first in our life before the living and true GOD

A country where the majority of the people chose to idolize a human being as the one who would ‘change’ their known world, already set-up that person for failure. That was an outright rejection of GOD and the enthronement of Godlessness. The people literally told GOD to ‘hands-off’ their country because the ‘man’ of their choice would do better than GOD.

Anyone or anything thing that is exalted above the knowledge of GOD is an idol and idols face destruction. Idolatry was the main reason GOD rebuked and judged the nation Israel (read the book of Chronicles).

Unless we as a people return our faith back to GOD we are in for a rough judgment ride which has already commenced.

Since Nigeria became independent the people have been very confused. They have been caught in the middle of ethnic-cultural and political conflicts. Then the military forcefully took over the reins of power and further compounded the situation.

Those who fought for independence had very good intentions. But rather unfortunately, they did not think to set in place structures that would re-orient the minds of the people. Instead, they built upon structures that were already against the cultures, personalities, and natural boundaries of the people.

The founding fathers were from both the south and the north. Those from the south were majorly Christians, while those from the north were majorly Muslims. These two people group had clearly set natural boundaries; the Rivers Niger and Benue. However, instead of reverting to the Divine Order which was clearly visible by the natural boundaries, they chose to continue with the enforced structure of colonialism and western culture, which in itself breeds confusion.

The diversities of our cultural and religious heritage are like oil and water which do not mix well. To further compound the issues, the colonial mentality made us vulnerable to western influence. That has been the bane of Nigeria.

Most of the crises in Nigeria have been motivated by ethnocentric and religious disagreement, involving Economic and Political power sharing. Because some groups refuses to be marginalized.

And the most recent election results that brought Buhari to power showed a mixing of oil and water. To some extent, the various ethnic and religious groups agreed, howbeit temporarily, to put their major disagreements aside. They chose to make an idol of a mere human being.  While clamoring for change, they did not realize they were being manipulated into idolatry.

There is no one person who can bring about change in Nigeria. Nigeria belongs to GOD.

The change we need in Nigeria should cut very deep into the very heart of the people. That change would bring about the transformation of lives. When the mindset is changed, change would reflect in every aspect of life

GOD has been our help in ages past and HE will continue to be our HELP.

The way forward is a back to GOD time for Nigerians. As scripture states;

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”  (2 Chronicles 7:14).

To turn from our wicked ways involves ‘repentance

This is a wake-up call for all Christians in Nigeria.

It is our responsibility as the people of GOD to go back to GOD in repentance.

Let the truth be told:

‘We the Christian community failed woefully in our position as ‘watchmen to the nation’. We sold-out our heritage and denied the faith. We put self-interest before GOD’s Word. Instead of transforming the world with the Word of GOD, by the renewing of our mind: we allowed the words of man to deform our minds’.

Let us come together and ask GOD to forgive us and our nation Nigeria. It is not enough to be making Prophetic declarations and positive confessions. Those have their have their place as well as REPENTANCE.

What is REPENTANCE?

From 2 Chronicles 7:14, Repentance can be defined as a change of mind and attitude leading to a change of action

True repentance involves:

  1. Godly sorrow for sin:

We need to see sin from a Godly perspective as well as admit to it. The Psalmist cried in repentance to GOD saying,   “My guilt overwhelms me–it is a burden too heavy to bear(Psalm 38:4; NLT) I recognize my faults; I am always conscious of my sins. (Psalm 51:3; GNB)

GOD forgives sins not excuses. As a Nation we should admit to our faults.

  1. Confession of sin:

I acknowledged my sin to YOU, and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”; And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah” (Psalm 32:5).

Sin need to be confronted by acknowledgement. When we confess our sins GOD forgives: however, in Proverbs 28:13, the Bible says: “People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy” (NLT).

Again it says in 1 John 1:9 that “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Repentance will bring mercy, cleansing and restoration.

  1. A willingness to give up sin:

We must as an act of repentance be willing to “lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us” (Hebrew 12:1),

This means that we have to identify those things that always trip us up and be willing to lay it aside.

  1. Develop a hatred for sin.

In order to develop an aversion for sin, Bible says:

“You will look back on all the ways you defiled yourselves and will hate yourselves because of the evil you have done.’’ (Ezekiel 20:43, NLT)

  1. RESTITUTION

Restitution means the restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner. Read Luke 19:8

Repentance is not simply a once only act, but a heart attitude, or mindset (if you will); that is basic to our ongoing relationship with GOD.

After Repentance, there will be RESTORATION:

RESTORATION

In the Bible, Restoration means to receive back more than has been lost to the point where the final state is greater than the original condition. The main point is that someone or something is improved beyond measure.

GOD’s Word is Truth and absolutely dependable. HE promises in HIS Word to forgive our sins and heal our land if we turn back to HIM in repentance.

People of GOD; you have a responsibility to identify with and repent for and on behalf of your nation.

Some promises of Restoration to Live By from the Bible

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame”. (Joel 2:25-26; ESV)

Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy”. (Isaiah 61:7; ESV)

After Job repented and prayed for his friends, GOD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.

That is our expectation for our nation.

Great people, Let us Pray this:

Identification Repentance Prayer from Daniel 9

LORD, the great and awesome GOD, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

We have sinned and done wrong.

We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our (Presidents) kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.

Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame—the people of … (Nigeria) both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you.

We and our (Presidents), kings, our princes and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinned against you.

The LORD our GOD is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed the LORD our GOD or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets.

All … (Nigeria) has transgressed your laws and have turned away, refusing to obey you.

“Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written… …have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you. You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to … (Nigeria)

Just as it is written …, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our GOD by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth. The LORD did not hesitate to bring the disaster on us, for the Lord our GOD is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him.

LORD our GOD, who gave us independence with a mighty hand and who made for you a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, and we have done wrong.

LORD, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Nigeria, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made Nigeria and your people an object of scorn to all the nations of the earth.

“Now, our GOD, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, LORD, look with favor on your desolate country. Give ear, our GOD, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the (nation)… that bears your Name. We do not make requests of YOU because we are righteous, but because of YOUR great mercy.

Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my GOD, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.” in CHRIST merciful name we pray. Amein

My Prayer for Us:

We cry out to GOD to please come back and be GOD over our nation Nigeria. We say Come take YOUR place in our nation and our lives. Be BIG, BE MAGNIFIED. Thank YOU for forgiving us and manifesting the healings of our land.

Direct our leaders and cut short the days of our affliction.

In CHRIST name, we pull down ancient structures of evil and demolish ancestral yokes of oppression, wickedness and corruption. We dislodge, dismantle and destroy the core of ethnocentric control of leadership placement and declare that Nigeria is GOD’s own country and powered by the HOLY SPIRIT, in CHRIST matchless name.

We affirm that the LORD will guide us continually, satisfy our souls in drought and strengthen our bones. And we shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Hallelujah!

Let us stand in the gap for Nigeria so that mercy will prevail over judgment.

You can appropriate this for your nation as well.

Shalom! – hephzibah christly

 

RESILIENCE, REPENTANCE, RESTORATION

resilienceRejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.” (Micah 7:8; Esv).

Politicians are in the business of politics. Pastors are in the business of preserving lives for an eternity in GOD’s Kingdom. The meeting point of Pastors and Politicians is ‘The People’: whom  they are called or elected to serve.

And The People are those Human Beings who were created by the Omniscient GOD. It is that same GOD who also created the world that we are living in.

The Pastor is an agent of GOD for the people. A pastor who joins with the political class against the people has denied the faith. He is become worse than an infidel.

The Politician is supposed to be an agent of the people and who works for the good of the people who chose him/her.

It is in the interest of Politicians to take cognizance of what GOD says in the Bible: That “Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good’’ (Proverbs 17:13; NIV)

This write up will be in two sections. And will be from the perspective of Christian Counselor and Spiritual Warrior.

CLARITY

I have refrained from publicly expressing negative views on the political climate in Nigeria. But with resent happenings, I would fail as an agent of GOD if I do not speak out.

The evolution of political culture in Nigeria has made it clear that some politicians seek public office for purely selfish reasons. These Political-Terrorists go into politics with a mind that is set to “STEAL”.  They have shamelessly stolen our refineries, our rubber plantations, our roads, our schools, our hospitals as well as anything they can steal.

They think their children will enjoy the ill-gotten wealth they have amassed.  That is never going to happen unless they repent and restore back all they stole.

The lack of knowledge about spiritual principles causes people to misbehave and then suffer regrettably for their ignorance.

The spiritual controls the physical. There are laws/ working principles that the universe operate on. And our actions; whether in ignorance or deliberately activates such laws.

For example, when Adam and Eve acted in disobedience, the law of deterioration was activated. That is what the Bible in Romans 8 refers to as the Law of sin and death.

These Political-Terrorists are so unaware that when they invest stolen things into their family, they compromise the future of their family. They used the stolen wealth to give their family the good life without knowing that they have activated the curse of destruction into their bloodline. They think they are giving their family and edge over others. Instead they made outcasts.

That is the reason most of their children are morally corrupt. The great majority of those kids have mental health issues. Some of the ones who were sent overseas to study ended up living riotously and wasting away as drug users and alcoholics. Those that have grown up have become irresponsible adults. They are just wasting away organizing sex-orgies; doing drugs and causing problem for law abiding citizens.

Do these political-terrorists think they have stolen from the ‘national-cake’; whatever that is? NO! They have only succeeded in stealing the future of their offspring. They have enabled their families to never experience the joy of having life in all its fullness.

These Political-Terrorists need to search their souls. They have to stop the tide of destruction they have unleashed on their families.

They are to be pitied, and interceded for so that they would realize their wrong ways and repent.

But before these Political Terrorists can become the ‘Change-agent’ of Nigeria; let them first change their ‘mind-set; return to GOD and restructure their families

There is also another group of politicians who see themselves as Power Brokers.

The Political Power-Brokers are the insidious political class who deliberately affect the distribution of political or economic power by intrigue or by exerting influence.

They are the evil geniuses among the politicians. And they think that power and the distribution of power is their birth-right.   They are the antithesis of GOD. They stand against GOD to direct the affairs of Humans.

This brings to my mind the story of Nebuchadnezzar.

Nebuchadnezzar was a king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, who reigned c. 605 BC – 562 BC. Biblical records and secular history both agree that Nebuchadnezzar was an ambitious, brutal and powerful king. He was warned in a dream that he had to humble himself and recognize that his power, wealth and influence were from GOD and not his own ability.

But rather unfortunately, Nebuchadnezzar took no cognizance of the warning of that dream. And so, GOD judged him as HE had declared and Nebuchadnezzar went insane for seven (7) years.

The Good News is that when Nebuchadnezzar’s sanity was restored, he finally humbled himself before GOD.

No one who stands against GOD or who plays at being GOD can do that for long. The SOVEREIGN LORD, who is also the RIGHTEOUS JUDGE of the universe eventually, intervenes to restore order.

Even though it is said that “Politics is war without bloodshed”; the various classes of politicians are willing to kill, maim and steal for their ungodly ambition.

Every day, people are dying because of the selfish and self-centeredness of the political class.

These past months Nigerians have been experiencing the down-side of ‘change’.

Power supply went from epileptic to zero.

Pump stations shut their pumps.

The prices of Food-stuffs increased very alarmingly.

RESILIENCE & INGENUITY OF NIGERIANS

Nigerians are very resilient and ingenious.

When the power sector degenerated to epileptic power supply, the Nigerian Business people cashed-in on it by importing power–generator sets.  What was supposed to be back-up has now become the accepted norm. The politicians and their stooges in the federal ministries hijacked the importation of generators!

Because of the multi-billion dollars profit involved, they abandoned the public power sector: And subtly negates any attempt by any administration to rehabilitate the power sector.

When the water corporation failed; dredging of personal or community boreholes became expedient.  Business people went into importation of water pumps and water treatment plants.

And then we started having bagged and bottled water today.  No more public water because that would interfere with the ‘cut’ the politicians and bureaucrats are getting from the business community.

And then the fuel crises began. It took a while before the general public realized that our refineries were sabotaged so that the ruling class could build their own refineries and thus control the ‘oil sector’.

The scenario is something like this:

Fuel is taken out of the country to be refined in refineries owned by some of the ‘ruling classes, and subsidized from the national coffers. Heads or tails they win.

When they said they were going to import fuel, gullible Nigerians were very happy: without realizing that the ‘ruling class has betrayed our trust and were enriching themselves.

The few Nigerians who raised their voices were hunted down, imprisoned and executed secretly. Others went into exile. While some others who could not afford living in exile, took to the river creeks to fight their cause.

Without power, nearly everything runs to a standstill.

These past months, the fuel crises reared its ugly head again. The queues have become longer. The pump-stations are not selling. The ‘marketers’ are on the warpath. And some of the political class are hiding behind the ‘marketers’ because they own those companies.

When there is no fuel, we can’t pump water. And these boreholes have water pumps that run on electricity.

And the fuel stations are not selling

You can begin to imagine the scenario of what is still ongoing.  Both generators and pumping machines are powered by electricity. The electricity companies are not generating enough power: And there is no fuel to power both the generators and pumping machines.

Simply put there is no light and water. And there is no fuel for our cars as well.

Added to which, the prices of general goods and food items are no longer affordable.

In some communities, robbers are taking advantage of the darkness to raid homes and rape women and children.

And worse still, people have to trek long distance to get to work for two major reasons.

  1. The more obvious one – no fuel in their cars.
  2. Some had fuel but the roads are in chaos.

The cars that queue up for fuel obstructs traffic and the traffic –controllers are themselves caught up in the mess of having to walk long distance to the work-place..

As if that in itself is not stressful enough, people have to either dismantle their generator’s fuel tank, or push the generator itself to queue up for fuel. The other alternative is to stay in darkness.

People are cut-off because phone batteries drained out and they are not able to power it up.

Thank GOD that at the height of these chaotic situations, schools went on Easter Break. And the kids were home or else the situation would have exploded.

Nigerians do not expect much from their political leaders really. We are aware that the majority of them have ungodly ambitions.

It is the absolute disregard for humanity that irks.

How can a person steal billions of dollars in one life-time? Haba!

And then one dreamer wants to tamper with fuel subsidy. Not in this administration. That is a no-go area. Why would anyone think of removing fuel-subsidy?

What have Nigerians benefitted from the past and present various administrations? We are yet to experience the gains of democracy.

There are no structures for public health services; water and power supplies are non-existent; roads are death-traps: schools are in bad shape and security is at its lowest. Kidnappings, armed robbery and crimes against women are increasing at a very alarming rate.

In fact, the various political classes have robbed the people silly.

Fuel subsidy is our consolation. It helps us to keep going past the thieving political classes. And the removal will introduce unbearable hardships on the populace and something will crack.

The underlying tension is gradually building up. Caution should be exercised.

The removal of fuel-subsidy is not going remove the corruption in the system.

Fuel subsidy should be increased rather than removed, after all, this Administration claims to have recovered ‘stolen money’ One good thing came out of the crises. The terrorists too have no fuel and that has restricted their movements.

Nigerians are the most resilient people in the universe. We are able to adapt to any situation because our fall back is GOD.

The majority of Christians in Nigeria are prayer warriors. Church attendance has its all-time high during public crises.

I pray GOD intervenes and come speedily to our aid in CHRIST’s name.

The problems of Nigeria is beyond the power of any one ‘person’ or ‘group of persons’ who thought or still ‘thinks’ they would ‘change’ the system overnight.

ANOTHER PLAYER IN THE POLITICAL SCENE

Past administrations failed because they could not ‘change’ the Established Bureaucrats

The Established Bureaucrats are actually terrorists in disguise. And are stooges of past, past and past ex-military and political power-brokers. They are more secret than the most secret-secret societies you have heard of.

They subtly stand against anything that is not in the interest of persons or individuals they represent. Their power is their invisibility. They are nameless and faceless. Although they are invisible in their visibility, they are not INVINCIBLE.

You will find these Established Bureaucrats in the federal and state civil services, and in the government corporations and parastatals. Some of them are career civil-servants. And they are going to be there till they retire or are disfavored by their benefactors.

These Established Bureaucrats are so influential that they can disable projects and render administrations impotent. They are a force to be reckoned with.

That notwithstanding, their power base can be broken by a people who makes the ALMIGHTY GOD their HELPER

The sad thing is that these Political Terrorists, Political Power-Brokers and Established Bureaucrats are Nigerians: they are family, people we respect and want to be like.

So then, why can’t we confront them?

Because, hardship has eroded values from the grassroots levels of home, church, mosque and school.

Our parents, religious leaders and school heads have failed us. The great majority of them have become puppets to Political Terrorists, Political Power-brokers and the Established Bureaucrats. They have lost their calling and conscience to the pursuit of wealth and fame.

Corruption has become a culture of the people; it has become so ingrained in the very fabrics of the society. It would take centuries of reorientation, re-indoctrination and reconditioning to flush it out, unless GOD supernaturally intervenes.

Present Administration primarily cannot solve these problems bedeviling our people.

We are in dire need of GOD’s Divine intervention.

But then, GOD only intervenes through willing humans such as you and I. We can make a difference by our prayers. And then live exemplary life-styles as well as restore the teaching of Godly values in our home.

Change is not a political slogan but a process through which something becomes different.

I plead the speaking blood of JESUS CHRIST over Nigeria. I come against all the forces of evil that have united to spoil Nigeria. As an Oracle of the MOST HIGH GOD, I declare they are frustrated and all their devices are to self-destruct now.

I affirm that the process of change commences with us as parents, religious leaders and that it would cut across all the various strata of our society.

I proclaim that the power-base of the evils in our land is being destroyed: And those who are in bondage to wicked and mean masters are being delivered.

I declare that Nigeria is vomiting those who have stolen from us and have sold-out the Nation to their satanic associates. They are being exposed, disgraced and their connections and liaisons are destroyed as well.

From today, the agreements, bonds and covenants between groups, secret societies, parties and all other related associations that have united to defraud, degrade, and dehumanize Nigeria and Nigerians; whoever they maybe, whatever their rank-position or authority: They are all to start functioning in confusion, division, exposures, betrayals and renunciations in CHRIST Omnipotent name.

It is written that GOD confirms and performs the counsel of HIS messenger and servant. It is done. Nigeria will rise and thrive again. “Amein” – hephzibah christly

To be continued

OVERTHROW AND DESTROY STRONGHOLDS

mind renew“the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow {and} destruction of strongholds,” (2 Cor. 10: 4; Amp)

Strongholds” from a Biblical perspective refers to ideologies, thoughts, principles, arguments and reasonings which are contrary to GOD’s Word.

For a clearer understanding, let us read what verse 5 of our opening scripture say:

[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments {and} theories {and} reasonings and every proud {and} lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought {and} purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),” (2 Corinthians 10:5; Amp.)

The above Scripture points to ‘Strongholds’ as being in the Soul of Humans. The Soul is the center of our self-consciousness and the seat of our personality. The Bible describes “MAN” as a “living soul” (Genesis 2:7).

The ‘Soul’ has three (3) major faculties or distinct functions, which are: The Will/volition; Mind/Intellect; Emotion/Feeling.

Let us now see how they function so that we can understand why Strongholds can be in the Soul.

The Will or Volition; is the organ of decision. It gives us humans the power to make decisions for ourselves. We have the freedom of choice. Without the WILL humans would have been no better than robots. GOD made Humans ‘free moral agents’.

But do you know that there are those who believe that because of the ‘doctrine of predestination’; they are supposed to live their lives by happenstance. They are docile about life. Whatever happens to them, whether good or bad, they accept it as GOD’s will for their lives.

This is contrary to GOD’s Word.

There are many Scripture verses which refutes this reasoning. But I will give you just two from the Old and New Testaments.

  1. Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! (Deuteronomy 30:19; NLT)
  2. “God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong” (1 John 1:9)

As a Human Being, you can choose life or death, as well as decide to confess your sins and receive forgiveness and cleansing or you can choose not to confess them and live with the consequences.

It is GOD’s desire that HIS children enjoy abundant life here on earth. As Christians, we are to speak as Oracles of GOD. And thus we are able to speak from a Divine perspective. It is an outworking of God’s grace.

The Mind or Intellect is the seat of the soul. With the mind the Human Being is capable of acquiring knowledge, human wisdom as well as reason things out. When we are thinking, the mind is in motion. Thinking is mind on the move.

That is why a person is what he or she thinks. Good thoughts produce good actions while negative thoughts produces negative outcome.

You can now see why the mind is the battleground for spiritual combat. And why we are to “refute arguments {and} theories {and} reasonings and every proud {and} lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God”.

You may not be able to stop birds from flying over your head but can stop them from building nests in your hair.

Likewise even if you are unable to stop negative thoughts from entering your mind, you can stop them from finding a home in your mind. ‘Overthrow and Destroy’ negative thoughts with the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of GOD.

There is no part of the Soul that GOD’s Word cannot penetrate. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. So that we can confront, overthrow and destroy those that don’t line up with HIS Word..

Do you know that there are some Christians who hold tenaciously to the belief that sickness is divine punishment against them? Because of that they don’t resist sickness. They accept it as their lot in life.

That is the kind of ‘reasoning’ which constitutes a ‘stronghold’. It holds people very strongly. It keeps them in bondage to their erroneous beliefs and effectively disables them from exercising dominion in life. They fall sick and die in their sickness, even when “the sickness is not unto death”. They miss out on ‘Divine Healing’ and ‘Divine Health’.

Divine Health and Divine healing are present day realities for those who believe. For as Scripture states, “by HIS stripes, you were healed”.

There are also those who have very vivid negative imaginations. Whenever they are set to embark on a new project; evil imagination would start tormenting them. Their minds would be flooded with thoughts of failure, accident and anything that would scare and frustrate them into not making progress.

Such ‘strongholds’ incapacitates faith and restrains people from enjoying the benefits of salvation.

You need to feed your mind with GOD’s Word: take in a regular dose of the WORD through Bible study. Reset your mind with GOD’s Word. Listen to messages that would build up your faith. Saturate your home or work environment with worship songs. And with ear phones if you have to.

Strongholds are ‘strong’ and you confront them with determination and perseverance until they are pulled down. Don’t be victimized. Faith is the victory.

Emotion or Feeling: It is through this organ that we are able to express our likes or dislikes, love or hate, joy or sadness. By it we can express our feelings and what we are sensing

Some people have very strong feelings about certain issues based on the human knowledge they have acquired. These feelings become strongholds which sets itself up against the knowledge of GOD.

Knowledge puffs up.

Human wisdom is foolishness before GOD.

Review those religious doctrines that you are strongly holding unto. Intellectual Knowledge is not able to enable spiritual understanding. GOD’s Word is Spirit and can only be spiritually discerned. Revelation Knowledge is progressive and it is ‘caught’ as you grow in intimacy with GOD; through prayer and Bible study.

What you think you know that is puffing you up might just be the stronghold that has kept you bound to suffering, shame, sickness and repeated setbacks.

Renew your mind with GOD’s Word.

Strongholds stunts spiritual growth and spiritual progress if not pulled down and destroyed.

And since ‘strongholds’ are not physical structures but ideologies, philosophies, and so on; they can only be destroyed and overthrown with non-physical weapons as well.

GOD’s Word is Spirit and Truth and is the weapon to use to ‘Overthrow and Destroy Strongholds which are in your life or in the lives of others.

Use GOD’s Word to stop such thoughts and make them subject and obedient to CHRIST. Dig deep into your Bible and pull out every scripture that is related to your challenge: as an Oracle of GOD; declare them till you Overthrow and Destroy every Stronghold and drown out the voice of every contrary thought.

No Stronghold can impede your spiritual growth and excellence in life, in CHRIST powerful name. Amein.-hephzibah christly

LISTEN UP

you cant live positive with negative mindsetAre you a problem? Have you a problem? Are you married to or living-in with a problem?  And, Are you thinking of giving up? Why?  Are you tired of starting all over again? Who told you that you are a failure? You have been listening to the wrong voices. Shut those voices up and LISTEN UP.  You are not a failure. What has been going on with you is this: ‘You are being processed for greater things’.

GOD’s Word says that:

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

Therefore, do not judge your future by your present challenges. Your mistakes do not define you. GOD is able to convert your mistakes to miracles.  GOD is giving you a new beginning so never ever fear to start all over again and again and again until you get the hang of things. Your setbacks are divine set-ups to launch you into HIS perfect will.

There is this story in the Bible about a sick child in Mark 9:23-25, the disciples could not heal him, but when CHRIST encountered him, the demons threw him down in a last bid to frustrate his Divine destiny. The GOOD NEWS is that the demons left and he got healed.

I declare that whatever the negative condition or circumstances that has characterized your life; today is the day of Divine Encounter. Power has changed hands in your life. From now, you will enter into your Divine destiny and all satanic projects in your life are shut down now, in CHRIST powerful name, Amein.

When powers impact an explosion occurs and the lesser power disintegrates! A powerful explosion has occurred now and the forces of evil that have been influencing those negatives in your life are powered-off now, in CHRIST matchless name. Hallelujah!

Now that we have dealt with negative spiritual interferences and set the pace for this discussion, let us look into what has been happening to you from the two perspectives of it being the result of a ‘spiritual attack from satan’s forces of evil’ or it could be an act of GOD a ‘Divine Discipline’; which presupposes that GOD is not changing your situation because HE wants to change your heart.  Read on.

  1. Spiritual attack from satan’s forces of evil:

The Bible describes the devil “as your great enemy” (1 Peter 5:8): Many people believe that Satan is just enemy to Christians alone. No! That is intentional misinformation from the pit of hell in order to make non-Christians become complacent and gullible, and for the Christians to develop a ‘victim mentality’.

Christians have been made victorious by their faith in CHRIST JESUS and are able to confront the devil and his forces of evil from a victor’s perspective.

Satan the devil is the mortal enemy of humans and he really doesn’t care about your religious beliefs. It is common knowledge that he ‘satan’ is using religion as his most potent weapon of war to destroy the lives of humans. Satan is the avowed enemy of both GOD and the humans that GOD created in HIS image and likeness. Satan the devil sees the creation of humans as an affront on his person. He hates humans passionately – whether they are black, brown, white, red or yellow.

For those who are unaware, before ‘satan’ became the devil, he was known as Lucifer, a high-ranking angel who served in close proximity to GOD in the THRONE ROOM. He planned a coup d’état against GOD along with one-third of disloyal angels. He and his forces of evil were defeated and thrown out of GOD’s grace into disgrace by another archangel. He lost his place and position and has been a homeless vagabond ever since.

When GOD created humans to look like and be like GOD; humans also became his enemies.

Am sure you are wondering what humans did to him. Well, you see, angels were created to fit their job description. Some angels are messengers while some are servants. GOD factored into them what is needed for efficiency and effectiveness. That is why angels are a race of hybrid-super-creatures and who are by nature superior to humans in mobility, strength and intelligence. But that notwithstanding, they do not have the potentials of the Human race.

Where GOD created angels for service, HE created humans for ‘fellowship’ and that gave Humans the advantage over angels and made ‘satan’ the devil angrier.

Although GOD made Humans a little lower than angels, the ‘Born Again’ Children of GOD are already positioned as “heirs of salvation”(Hebrews 1:14); “Heirs of GOD and Joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17); and also share in the Divine nature of GOD as well (2 Peter 1:4).

That is the reason the devil and his forces of evil launch virulent attacks at Humans, and won’t easily let go any person who falls into their traps. And because they know that the time for their reign of terror is short, they throw in all the punches they’ve got in order to kill-joy, steal-happiness and destroy-lives!

That is why we are cautioned to “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour”. (1 Peter 5:8: Nlt).

It is your responsibility to know all you can about ‘satan’s’ mode of operations so that you can always be on top of the game. Remember that ‘through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Proverbs 11:9 b); whereas, “people are destroyed from lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6).

Most people and a great number of Christian’s are in denial as regards the devil. They think that by not confronting him he would go away. And there is this other category of people who are so devil-conscious that they have exalted him above GOD making him out to be powerful.  GOD alone is OMNIPOTENT, satan is a creature – a created being.

JESUS CHRIST declared that “all authority [powers] has been given to ME in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18); and before HE left this physical realm HE transferred HIS authority to HIS followers when HE said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning”, “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you” (Luke 10:18, 19).

Satan is in disgrace, he lost his rank and position of honor when he rebelled against GOD, and all he now uses is the force of persuasive arguments. That was how he got Mother Eve to believe his lie. He is the master of the art of deception and father of all liars. Do not be ignorant of his devices. Hold fast your confessions of faith. Seek solutions for your problems from GOD.

You need to understand that the Believer in CHRIST have authority over the devil and all the forces of darkness. Satan is already a defeated foe and a convict awaiting sentence. That is why he is going to and fro all over the place and causing trouble for humans in order to frustrate their faith in GOD.

Your present challenges could be a satanic set-up to make you give up on life and seek death. It would be counter-productive for you to seek help from ‘satan’ or his human agents disguised as occultists, shamans, traditional healers, spiritualists, mediums, palm-readers and many others like them. You would just be placing your life in the hands of those who are seeking to destroy it.

Those who seek help from such sources keep on having chain-problems. It is always one tale of woe to another. They never enjoy lasting peace.

But when you seek solution from GOD and HIS people, the root cause of your problems would be confronted; you will have peace with and from GOD and will learn coping skills that would enable you live victoriously in this life. JESUS CHRIST is the solution to all the problems of Humans.While satan the devil is at the back of all the problems in this world.

As an Oracle of GOD, I have the pleasure of announcing to you right now; that whatever you are going through and wherever you are at now, you have reached the breaking point of your life. It is the breaking point because the forces of evil will be broken off you, and you will have a supernatural, unlimited and grace-full breakthrough in the matchless name of JESUS CHRIST.

This is not spiritual hype but TRUTH.  For it is written that GOD ‘confirms the word of HIS servant, and performs the counsel of HIS messengers'(Isaiah 44:26).

So, stop the pity-party and start a praise-warfare, dance to the LORD. Sing a song of victory. The devil can’t kill your joy! Your happiness is not for grabs, and your life is hid in CHRIST JESUS. Give GOD a shout of praise. Hallelujaaaaah!

You have a GOD who converts mistakes to miracles. HE causes all things to work together for your good. So cheer up, GOD’s Word is like dynamite.

But wait a sec; if you do not have JESUS in your life all you will have is ‘common grace’ which is the grace that is common to all humans whether they are bad or good, right or wrong. But if you desire to move on to ‘uncommon grace’, ‘supernatural favors’’, ‘unlimited goodness’; and then live victoriously in this life; this is what you will do for starters:

ACCEPT that JESUS CHRIST died in your place as the sacrifice for your sins. (Romans 5:8-11; Nlt).

BELIEVE in your heart that GOD raised HIM from the dead:

CONFESS with your mouth that JESUS CHRIST is LORD. According to scriptures, “If you confess with your mouth JESUS as LORD, and believe in your heart that GOD raised HIM from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. … “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” (Romans 8:10-11).

If you are ready to have CHRIST come into your life and become “born again”, say the following;

PRAYER OF SALVATION:

FATHER GOD, I come to YOU in the name of JESUS CHRIST. I believe YOUR word which says that: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13; ISV).  JESUS CHRIST, I call on you to forgive my sins and come into my heart and be the LORD of my life. In accordance with John 3:16, I believe I have received eternal life into my spirit. And in consonance with Romans 10:9 which states that:  “If you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved”. I declare that I am saved; I believe that JESUS is LORD and GOD raised HIM from the dead.  I affirm that I am a child of GOD. I am born again. I believe that CHRIST is now dwelling in me and greater is HE that is in me, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). From today, I will walk in the consciousness of my new life in CHRIST JESUS.  Amen.

Congratulations!

You are now ‘Born from above’ a child of the LIVING GOD! This is the game-changer that you need. For in CHRIST JESUS, you are exalted over principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, dominion, thrones, demons, as well as human agents of the devil.

Everything in heaven, in the earth or underneath the earth is all subject to the name of JESUS CHRIST. The speaking blood of JESUS CHRIST is over your life and you are become invincible to the forces of evil because your life is hid in CHRIST and CHRIST in GOD.

There is no need for you to want to give up any longer.  Look for a Bible-believing Christian church in your community that you can be with because you need to have a spiritual support network.  And there are many resources available online to help you in this new way of life that Christianity is.

You can contact me also with your questions on this site and the email provided.

Let me pray for you:

ABBA FATHER, I thank you for your grace that is available to all humans. Thank you also for the salvation of our souls and the rights you have given to us by CHRIST JESUS. I present to YOU this your child who has come back to you and I plead the speaking blood of JESUS CHRIST for forgiveness, mercy and restoration to greater glory. As YOUR weapon of war, I come with the light of YOUR Word against all the forces of darkness arrayed against this child; I declare his/her light shines and darkness shall no longer comprehend it. In all the areas of his/her life that there has been confusion, frustration and ignorance, I release enlightenment, soundness of mind, power and love. All the forces of darkness influencing all the negatives in his/her life are to leave at once; and are never to come back under any guise or disguise, to torment, oppress, intimidate, manipulate or control , ever again, in CHRIST’s name.

All the root cause are to wither right now; All demonic soul-ties are to severe now; all monitoring devices as well as other works of evil that have compromised his Divine destiny are all to disintegrate now. I proclaim liberty to you, for the MASTER has set you free. From now begin to experience GOD’s abundant grace, goodwill from people and progress in your life’s pursuits, in CHRIST powerful name I have prayed, Amein.

Let the peace of GOD flood your soul now. Be happy. The spiritual controls the physical. Things have changed already in the spirit realm for you and suddenly, it will happen for you. GOD will show up for you.

In the concluding section, we will consider the perspective that the persistent problem could be the result of Divine Disciple, in which case, GOD is not changing your situation because HE is trying to change your heart. – hephzibah christly

DARE TO BELIEVE

beautiful you are“Every day of my life was recorded in YOUR book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O GOD! They are innumerable”. (Psalm 139:16-17; NLT).

You need to know and believe that you are not an accident or a mistake.

As a teenager, one of the worse words that I heard from a close friend was how he abhors himself. He was the cause of the major conflict between two families. The maternal families were very insistent that his father was responsible for impregnating their daughter. While on the other hand, his father, with the full support of his own family, he firmly denied the allegation and named my friend Innocent; as a way of expressing his innocence.

That young man grew up with rejection and as often as he could, he expressed the unfortunate circumstances of his birth.

There are many people who are like that young man who have been made to feel unwanted, unloved and who consider their birth a mistake.

There is no such thing as a child born out of mistake. You may be born out of wedlock, or born by a teenage or raped mom, or even born out of an incestuous relationship.

Read my lips “YOU ARE NOT A MISTAKE”.

GOD in HIS infinite wisdom and love ordained that humans would recreate life through the process of fertilization; which naturally would involve sexual intercourse between the opposite sexes. Fertilization is the union of a human egg and sperm. The process of fertilization involves a sperm fusing with an ovum. The most common sequence begins with ejaculation during copulation, follows with ovulation, and finishes with fertilization. There are also many couples who desire to have children through the natural process of fertilization but who unfortunately cannot for various reasons; and thus have to resort to various exceptions to the natural sequence; such as artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization and external ejaculation without copulation.

Although GOD designed copulation (sexual intercourse) for marriage, it is not always the case for various reasons which revolve round the sexually immoral behavior of the human beings involved.  If you were born out of such an alliance, calm your emotions down; your birth still followed the process of fertilization, you are not a mistake.

The point I am making here is this:

Whatever the circumstances of your birth, you are not a ‘biological error’; you are in the plan and purpose of GOD.

Let me give you another proof that GOD loves you, wants you here in this world and at this time. You just have to believe that you owe your existence to GOD and have no need to feel rejected

The Psalmist in reference to GOD’s awesome creation that you are, wrote about your preordained existence stating:

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalm 139:13-16; NLT).

I wish I knew this fact with which to have encouraged my teenage friend. But then, I was a teenager at that time as well, and utterly clueless. But thank GOD for how well the Gospel is spreading, people are becoming more knowledgeable every day. That is why this information is coming to you today. So that you can apply this truth of the Word of GOD to your life and can also stop believing the lies of the devil.

You came into existence by the work of a MASTERMIND. HE gave great thought to even the minutest details for your existence before you even existed.

HE also designed the sexual organs, instituted marriage and designed the family so that you can grow in an atmosphere of love. You are definitely not a mistake.

Before that, HE created the right environment suitable for your body to live well in, and your soul would thrive and  your spirit would be vtalized.

Everything HE created in the world was for you. You were in HIS mind before HE created the world. Do not ever doubt that you are wanted. Your parents may have their mental challenges that have made them incapable of rational thinking, but you should never allow the beliefs of others adversely affect your life.

Whatever negative happened before you were born belongs to your past. Leave it there. But you are responsible for your present and your future – for how you live your life.  The world is all before you to become who GOD designed you to be. Everything in the world exists for you. You have no excuses.

The unfavorable circumstances of your birth does not negate GOD’s plans for your life.

GOD, in HIS Word through the prophet Jeremiah says:

“…I know what I have planned for you,’ says the LORD.’I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11; NET Bible)

Did you get that?  GOD’s plans cannot be limited by the circumstances of your birth. HIS thoughts about you are so precious.  Your mind cannot fathom the depths of GOD’s love for you. There is a purpose for your life and a reason for your existence. GOD’s plans include a future filled with hope and nowhere does it contain a hopeless existence that wallows in negativism and self-pity.

The place to discover the truths about your life is the Holy Bible, which is your Manufacturer’s Manual.

Not only does the Bible contain intricate details about human life before birth, it also gives information about the present and points you to what to expect in the future as well.

The Word of GOD is TRUTH as well as REALITY, and is also a PERSON- the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. (John 1:1)

Before human became a living soul, we are told in the Scriptures that GOD made two great lights, the sun and the moon. The greater light rules the day while the lesser light rules the night. (Genesis1:16; Psalm 136:7-9).

Logically, the greater light should have been made to rule the night because the night is darker than the day. But not so with GOD, HIS thoughts are out of this world.

The Word of GOD is the light of humans. In the Gospel of Saint John, we are informed that the ‘Light’ in heaven is JESUS CHRIST. And as the one true light HE came to give light to everyone. (John 1:1-9).

The more you grow in your relationship with JESUS CHRIST, the more spiritual enlightenment will occur for you. And the more you will grow in self-esteem.   Find your identity in CHRIST JESUS by believing in HIM. The Bible says the one who believes will never be ashamed. GOD bless you.- Hephzibah Christly