MAGNIFIED MERCY IS YOURS

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“The race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all”. “So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy” (Ecclesiastes 9:11: Romans 9:16; NASB).

Lot was the Nephew of Abraham. He came under GOD’s covenant with Abraham by association. And so he prospered so much so that conflict arose about grazing rights between his herdsmen and his uncle’s.

When given the opportunity to choose, he made a choice that was informed by greed and selfishness. And he chose wrongly.

He moved on and lived in the place of his choosing and suffered many woes as a result of that wrong choice.

But that notwithstanding, GOD showed him mercy because of his link to Abraham and he continued to prosper even in a depraved society.

And then the time came when GOD had to judge the evils of that depraved society. He confided his intention to Abraham. And Abraham knowing that his nephew lived in that community interceded earnestly for divine mercy and was granted his request.

But rather unfortunately, the society was too far gone in depravity and far beyond Abraham’s intercession.

But mercy prevailed over judgment for LOT and his family. Those who were willing to go with him were saved. But those who chose to ignore him perished with the society.

When GOD’s agents of judgment got to Sodom and Gomorrah, they had a first-hand experience of how low the people had fallen. They told Lot to get going because GOD’s wrath was going to be rained down on the land. But Lot procrastinated until it was almost too late.

Even then, they were compassionate towards him and gave him a head start. And when he even argued with them, GOD’s mercy was magnified to accommodate him. GOD’s mercies are new every morning. HE is constant in mercy.

Read all about this in Genesis chapters 13, and 19.

Summary:

“And if He rescued Lot, a righteous man distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard) — if all this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.( 2 Peter 2:7-9; BSB)

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Conclusion:

Dear friends, know that GOD’s mercy can be expanded. Be encouraged. As long as you are a Christian, no matter where you are at now, GOD’s mercy will be magnified in your life. Weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning.

Remember that you are a partaker of the Divine nature as well as an inheritor of the Abrahamic covenant. So cheer up and ask GOD to mercifully intervene in your situation.

Prayer:

ABBA DAD, we are thankful for your tender mercies and loving kindness. Be BIG in our lives. Let your mercy continually prevail over judgment. Deliver us from wrong choices and help us not to be informed by our physical senses but to be led by your Holy Spirit, In CHRIST mercy-full name Amein.

I pray that GOD’s mercy be magnified for and yours as it was for Lot and his family, in CHRIST merciful name.-

Shalom! Hephzibah Christly

CONFRONTING SPIRITUAL LETHARGY

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak!” (Matthew 26:41).

heal my body Spiritual lethargy is a condition that can plague one with tiredness, weariness, fatigue, or lack of energy.  So much so that prayer, personal Bible study, and that attending church services  becomes very burdensome. It can degenerate to depression, decreased motivation, or apathy if not prayerfully confronted.

Be intentional and war against mind controlling and mind binding spirits.  Call them by name and tell them to get out of your life now.

Call out the spirits influencing lethargy, anti-CHRIST, tiredness, weariness, fatigue, lack of energy, stress and insomnia, decreased motivation, apathy, depression, infirmity, boredom, overexertion, allergies, asthma, anemia, cancer, chronic pain, heart disease, eating disorders, grief, sleeping disorders, thyroid problems, alcohol use, or drug use and all that is related to and connected to them: Tell them to disengage and get out of your life at once and never to come back under any guise or disguise ever again.

Then ask GOD to fill you afresh with the HOLY SPIRIT and with power.

Thank GOD for the speaking blood of JESUS CHRIST that is declaring forgiveness, healings, mercy, righteousness, deliverance, restoration and rest for you and yours.

Declare that you are healed and made whole; your thyroid glands are functioning well; your sleep is sweet and your appetite is restored.

Affirm also that your food and drinks are blessed and sicknesses can never plague you again.

Declare that you are strengthened mightily in your inner man and physical being and that CHRIST’s dwells in you.

Affirm that the love of GOD that has been poured in your heart fills the entirety of your being and the zeal of GOD consumes you.

Affirm that in CHRIST you live, move and have your being and in HIM and by HIM you can do all things because HE is your strength.

Declare that as the deer pants for water, so your heart longs for GOD and the longing of your soul for GOD is filled. There is no void in you. You are complete in CHRIST.

Thank GOD for more grace to grow in grace, wisdom, and revelation knowledge and in being a witnessing for HIM; in CHRIST’s name.

Shalom! Hephzibah Christly

LIES SATAN MANIPULATE MARRIAGES WITH

  1. marriage fightI just don’t love my spouse anymore:

Love is not a feeling – It’s a choice and the act of the will. The complementary action proves it The choice to love or not to love is yours to make. Be intentional. Love your spouse. Love never dies. Love is eternal for GOD is love. And as HE is so are we in this world. Love like GOD.

  1. My spouse has never met my needs and never will:

Love is selfless. Have you stopped to think whether you are meeting your spouse’s needs as well? Problem arises when we place our spouse on a pedestal where GOD should be. Only GOD can meet all our needs. The spouse can only to that which he/she can because of the human limitations. Those who look to GOD as their SOURCE and RESOURCE never lack any good thing. Refocus on GOD

  1. We fight so much, and it would be better for the children if we end this marriage:

According to Scriptures; Conflicts and quarrels come from the passion at war within you. (James 4:1) Divorce is not the solution for marital conflicts, for it creates even more problems especially for the children. Go for counselling and be intentional in changing for the better. Learn healthy conflict resolution skills. Manage your differences and deal with each other in love. Don’t give up on your marriage. Fight for it. You have war against the forces of evil that are trying to break up your marriage and destabilize your kids’ life. Your spouse is not the enemy. He/she might just be the weak link the devil is using to get at you. Pray for your spouse. Prophesy into his/her life. Seek peace and pursue it earnestly.

  1. I have fallen in love with someone else:

To fall is to have an accident, and accidents can be fatal. The devil is out to kill your joy, steal your happiness and destroy your marriage. The other person you have fallen for is a mirage against your marriage. Be wise my friend. Do not be ignorant of the devil’s devices. It’s a demonic entrapment to enable you commit adultery. Bible says: The one who commits adultery lacks sense; (Proverbs 6: 32.) And by Biblical definition, ‘Adultery also involves a lustful look by a married person’ (Matthew 5:28). Marriage is a covenant and not a convenient arrangement. Ask GOD to help you Work at making your marriage work and to resist the mirage.

  1. I have worked at fixing my marriage but it’s just not working:

The point here is this: “It does not depend on man’s desire or effort, but on GOD’s mercy” (Romans 9:16). Marriage was instituted by GOD. You need GOD every step of the way to keep your marriage going. Bring GOD back into your marriage by acknowledging HIM in all your ways; and HE will direct your path. Stop trying to do it by yourself ask GOD’s mercy for your marriage.

  1. It’s been so long since I have had any joy in this marriage and It’s never going to get better:

Joy is an attitude – a mindset. Joy is something you have within you. Joy, from a Biblical perspective, is a fruit of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Nearly all marriages have a dull season when it appears that your love for each other has waxed cold. The truth is have both been caught up with other things and cut each other out. Now there is a longing in you to recapture the romance and excitement you once felt for your spouse. It is a legitimate desire. Only do not allow the devil pervert it by turning it into something sinister. With love and understanding you will both weather this storm together. Discuss this feeling with your spouse. Both of you work out how to spend more time together in play, in prayer, in date nights etc. The joy of the LORD is your strength. As wine matures it tastes better. Your marriage gets better, in CHRIST’s name.

  1. I’m not sexually attracted to my spouse anymore:

Some of the most likely factors that may have contributed to your present state, could be the result of: Negative feelings, declining hormones(women), job stress, peer pressure; relationship issues, medication; age; menopause, erectile dysfunction (men); etc. Seek medical , psychological as well as Christian spiritual therapy. Go for deliverance to deal with the spirits of frigidity and aversion for marital sex. Deal with anger, resentment and unforgiveness. These places barriers in relationships. You will get past this and come out better in CHRIST’s name.

  1. We both have changed, We are two different people. It can’t work.:

But of course! Change is constant. Learn to appreciate and value your differences. Adapt to the change in your spouse. Be more accommodating. Find a common ground and start there. GOD created woman and man to be different to balance each other out. Differences in personality or in likes and dislikes should enhance rather than destroy your marriage.

  1. My spouse has broken my trust; I can’t trust him/her again:

You need to forgive and to move on. When you know a person’s area of weakness, you work above it and don’t let it get to you. Bible says to trust the LORD with all of your heart, and not to lean on your own understanding. The husband is to love his wife, while the wife is to submit to her husband. To trust any human being is to misplace trust. GOD says in HIS Word that “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength and whose heart turns from GOD” (Jeremiah 17:5). Learn to trust in GOD.

  1. I’m so confused. I don’t know what God’s will is concerning my marriage: GOD has given you the spirit of love, power and of sound mind. Confusion is not from GOD. Cast out the spirit of confusion. Renew your mind by reading the Word of God. Ask GOD for more grace and wisdom in your marriage. The Bible is GOD’s will that is written for us. GOD’s will is that marriage should model the Love of the GOD head. You will enjoy your marriage and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, in CHRIST’s matchless name.

Your marriage is blessed. More grace, wisdom, understanding, love, peace and harmony are released to you and your spouse. Your marriage shall model the relationship between GOD and CHRIST and CHRIST with HIS Bride, the CHURCH; in CHRIST loving name. Amein. Hephzibah Christly

COUNTER BAD DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

dark times HE is thereIt came to me in a disturbing vision at night, when people are in a deep sleep” (Job 4:13; NLT)

I remember very vividly a while back how  I had a very nasty dream. In that dream, I saw some people trying to snatch away one of my children. I sprang into a ‘Bruce Lee’ kind of action, jumping and kicking in order to rescue the child. I woke up when my feet hit the hard wall of my room. I immediately confronted the issue at the place of prayers.

Through that dream, GOD showed me what the enemy was planning against me and I was able to avert it through prayer. The Bible says: “HE speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds. (Job 33:15: NLT)”

Dreams can either come from the positive supernatural or negative supernatural realms. From wherever it comes, a dream is an activity that the human spirit or soul saw happen in the supernatural world. It is just like viewing a film or video that other people have acted out.

Because the spiritual controls the physical, if what was viewed in the spirit realm is not addressed in the physical realm: There is a hundred percent chance that it would occur as seen with some slight variations.

Since “all good and perfect gifts comes from GOD”; it follows then that good dreams originate from GOD whereas bad dreams are from the devil.

GOD speaks to us through good dreams in order to encourage, give directions, expose or reveal certain mysteries in answer to prayer, warn us, etc.

Through bad dreams the devil aims at terrorizing people. He projects evil into people by it. This is how it works. When people have bad dreams, they go about seeking interpretation. And in the process, they get caught in Satan’s web of lies. In trying to solve a problem they add to it because some of the interpretations would send them running to occultist or other agents of Satan for solutions. And so the vicious circle begins.

The dream then becomes a nightmarish experience.

A nightmare is a dream occurring during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep that results in feelings of strong terror, fear, distress or extreme anxiety. This phenomenon tends to occur in the latter part of the night and oftentimes awakens the sleeper, who is likely to recall the content of the dream.” (Nightmares | Psychology Today)”

I once had a nightmare. In this dream, I saw a very short transgender demon who called him/herself the ‘queen of the Niger’.  She had an arrow ready to shoot and she was laughing hysterically. With hair all over the place and blazing eyes, she told me she had struck my daughter Elizabeth dead. I jumped up from that sleep-state and launched out into spiritual warfare. It was at a season that my prayer teams were on red alert and we were engaging in nightly warfare battles. I had that very bad dream shortly before it was prayer time.

The battle raged all night. We prayed all manner of prayers.

By morning, when I phoned, it was a strange voice that answered my daughter’s phone. My daughter had just graduated from the university and was doing the mandatory Youth Service in Umuahia. It was one of her fellow Youth-Corper who answered her phone. He calmly explained that she was unconscious and was in a Federal Health Facility. This was way back in 2005.

Long story short: We battled the enemy in prayer, we prayed all forms of prayers and eventually, she was transferred to Lagos where she had major surgery to remove a blockage in her upper alimentary carnal. The battle lasted for over 5months.

We spent over 40 days on addmissions at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital pre and post-surgery days included. For over 3 months she was on intravenous fluids etc. She had to be build up for the surgery. The very morning of the slated surgery, the chief anesthetist said he would not approve it because of her vitals.

But the surgeon, who was a Christian Doctor, had earlier explained the procedure to me and we had agreed in faith that GOD heals through surgical procedures as well. All the doctors on his team were Christian ministers, they held hands prayed and wheeled her inside.

To GOD is all the glory. The surgery was successful. She is now married with 2 kids and has been one of my best support networks.

The point am making here is this:

No matter how scary the dream; no matter the hierarchy of the forces of evil involved in the projection of the dream or nightmare; in CHRIST JESUS, we have the victory.

Imagine the scenario if I had gone looking for interpreters! She would have died! The devil came after me by hurting my child and I went after him in the name that is exalted above all other names. The Name JESUS CHRIST: at the mention of which things in heaven, on earth, or under the earth must bow and confess JESUS IS LORD.

I went into battle with the determination of a lioness to the rescue of her cubs. I did not pursue shadows.

Dear friend, do not seek help where there is none. Run to the battle in the Mighty name of JESUS CHRIST and the battle will turn in your favor.

Dream or Nightmares: “… we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (Romans 8:28; NLT)

My Prayer for You:

Your enemies will serve you. All the forces of evil behind the bad dreams and nightmares you have been having are hereby made impotent and disconnected from your dream state.

Every evil that has been dramatized in the negative supernatural and projected into your reality is negated.

You are covered by the Blood of JESUS CHRIST. You have been made invincible to the forces of evil. A hedge of fire surrounds you to protect you as well as consume any marauding agent of the devil sent against you.

As they gather against you, they scatter for your sake. You family will no longer be the weak link the devil uses against you.

The tormenting dreams have ended. The witchcraft projections have stopped now. GOD who gives HIS beloved sleep gives you sweet sleep.

The plans of the enemies are exposed and you will act in faith and not in fear. The grace to interpret dreams is released upon you. You are victorious, in CHRIST matchless name. Amein. Hephzibah Christly.

BECOME A PROPHETIC PRAYER WARRIOR

prophetic word no disasterProphetic praying is the declaring of GOD’s mind over any given situation. It involves forth-telling in sync with Divine purpose. And the superimposing of GOD’s perfect will in that situation. Prophetic praying in spiritual warfare is the main deal.

I recently met this warrior lady Marcella Watkins on our Facebook page “Spiritual Warfare And Tactics Squad-SWATS”; and her zeal for GOD is oh so infectious. She is born again and spirit-filled. And she asked: ‘How can I become a prayer warrior?
Here is what I said to her and I am saying to you as well.

Pray for people prophetically – speak GOD’s Word into their lives. The Bible states that “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isaiah 8:20; KJV).

GOD and HIS Word is one. Since GOD is ‘All-powerful’ it follows therefore that HIS Word is ‘All-powerful’: And when released, it is dynamic in working. You must realize that it is GOD “who confirms the word of HIS servant and fulfils the counsel of his messengers” (Isaiah 44:26). It is HIS zeal who watches over HIS Word to perform it and not your screams, vehemence, stuttering or shakings.

Therefore, you must focus on GOD while praying in the Spirit until GOD’s Word drops into your mind. Only then should you prophesy into the situation by praying with the understanding.

The Prophetic Prayer warrior has his or her finger on the pulse of GOD and flows with HIS heartbeat.

Be compassionate: Have a heart that is not judgmental but full of compassion. For as it is written: “Therefore, as elect of GOD, holy and beloved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12; Berean Study Bible.)

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The HOLY SPIRIT is our Senior Prayer Partner. HE makes Intercession for us. And when HE takes the lead when you are in ‘prophetic warfare mode’; you may sometimes have a strong urge to laugh, cry, stomp your feet, shout, shake, etc. Do not be alarmed. And do not resist it. Just let it flow. It is a manifestation indicating that GOD is working and speaking through you.

Manifestations while in prayer are a prophetic action which shows GOD’s perspective of that situation; as well as a declaration of HIS desired outcome. Your responsibility is to obey and do as is required.

Study the Holy Bible: The more of GOD’s Word you have in the inside of you, the more of the Word you become and release. When you are full of GOD’s Word, springs of living waters will flow out of you: People will get delivered, healed, saved etc. Godly-counsel will prevail over worldly living. Therefore, “Make every effort to present yourself approved to GOD, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the Word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:12; BSB.)

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Forgive easily. Accept the apology you never received. Never ever bear a grudge. Unforgiveness will make you a casualty for the forces of evil will take advantage of it to access and outwit you. Therefore, “Bear with each other and forgive any complaint you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:12; Berean Study Bible) Study 2 Corinthians 2:11 as well.

Ask forgiveness quickly. Don’t let sins fester. “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.” (Proverbs 28:13-14; NASB.)

Because Sin is basically against GOD we should ask forgiveness from HIM first and then apologise to those we hurt with our words and actions. For as scripture says:  “If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9.)

Pray always in the Spirit and in the understanding: No radio silence ever with the Throne-room. Be in constant communication with ABBA FATHER. Talk always with GOD – bare your heart to HIM and learn to listen and wait for HIM. (Study Jude 1:20; I Corinthians 14:14, 15; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18)

Be yielded: Yield your members to the HOLY SPIRIT. Be led by the Holy Spirit and not by the prevailing circumstances. Say only what you are led to say and not what the people want to hear.

GOD’s Word is in your mouth. Declare it boldly. It is sharper than any two-edged sword. It is also like a crushing hammer and consuming fire. When you are yielded, the power of GOD flows through you to transform lives and change destinies. You are a vessel unto honor. (Study Romans 6:12-14; 8:14; Hebrews 4:12)

Fixate on GOD: The Psalmist said “I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will dwell securely.” (Psalm 16:8, 9; BSB) Never ever see anything else but GOD – fixate on GOD’s personality, HIS DIVINE Essence. See HIS love, faithfulness, trustworthiness, greatness, etc. with that, nothing can get you scared! Your heart and head will swell. Demons would seem like grasshoppers to you. You will be full of praises for GOD and will not feel insecure at all!.

Do not be demon conscious but be GOD-conscious. Remember, spiritual warfare is a done deal. The devil is a defeated foe. Our responsibility is to enforce the victory of the Cross.

Conclusion “…thanks be to GOD, who always leads us triumphantly in CHRIST and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of HIM. 1For we are to God the sweet aroma of CHRIST among those who are being saved and those who are perishing” (2 Corinthians 2:14, 15)

Shalom! Hephzibah Christly

DREAM-STATE SPIRITUAL COMBAT

evil Several times when you are engaged in intense spiritual combat, the forces of evil would try to take advantage of your body’s need of sleep to launch an attack against you in your sleep-state. These evil spirits forget that you have an EVER-PRESENT HELPER- The HOLY SPIRIT.
When the human Body sleeps, the human Soul and Spirit remains active.
Even in the sleep-state, your spirit and soul can engage in spiritual combat. However, it is the state of your spirit and soul that would determine whether you will wake up the victim or the victor in that spiritual combat.
In order to help you understand this further, I would need to give some foundational explanations:
* The Human Being has three levels of consciousness which are:
a. GOD-consciousness;
b. Self-consciousness;
c. World-consciousness.
This is so because “MAN” is spirit, has a soul and lives in a body.
The ‘spirit realm’ comprises of the positive supernatural and the negative supernatural worlds.
The Human Being as spirit is thus able to interact with the spirit world – whether it is the negative or positive supernatural.
The positive supernatural is the Kingdom of Light where JESUS CHRIST is SOVEREIGN and where He rules with love.
The negative supernatural is the kingdom of darkness where Satan the devil rules with the fear of death.
According to Scripture, “Perfect love cast out fear” (See 1 John 4:18).
When your love of GOD is perfected, you have no need to fear the forces of evil.
GOD in HIS infinite wisdom forbids HIS “called-out ones” from interacting with the forces of evil and their human agents.
It says in the Scriptures that:
“There shall not be found among you anyone…, who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritists, or one who calls up the dead” (See Deuteronomy 18:10:11). 
Because,
“…You will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God” (See Leviticus 19:21b).
GOD states also in HIS Word what will happen to the one who violates HIS restrictions in respect of interacting with the negative supernatural thus:
“I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them, and I will cut them off from their people” (See Leviticus 20:6).
Dear friends, there is ongoing battle between the forces of light and the forces of darkness for the souls of Humans.
The battleground for that ongoing spiritual combat is the mind.
The mind is the seat of the soul and can become the fountain head of all evil if it is not cleansed with the purifying and transforming Word of GOD.
At creation, GOD formed the Human Being from the dust of the earth. The  Human body was animated when GOD gave the breath of life to it. And “MAN became a living soul” (See Genesis 2:7).
The Human body came from the ‘dust’ of the earth, while the “life/spirit” came from GOD. The soul came into existence when GOD’s life impacted with the ‘body’.
The soul is our self-awareness or self-consciousness
The ‘spirit’ in “MAN’ died when Adam our first parent sinned by choice.
The human spirit is recreated when a person accepts JESUS CHRIST as SAVIOR.
Then the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD takes up residence in that person. When the Holy Spirit is ‘received’ the person is guided into all truths as well.
The “born again” child of GOD has 2 spirits which are; the spirit in man and the Holy Spirit of GOD. The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being. (See Proverbs 20:27).
When a person gets “born again”, it is the spirit that gets recreated, not the soul or body.
The food of the recreated human spirit is the WORD of GOD; the strength of the soul is the WORD of GOD.
When the recreated Human Being feed well on the Word of GOD, it has control over the soul. Only then can the soul be enabled to control the negative tendencies of the Human body, which is controlled by the 5 senses.
The soul is the bridge between the spirit and the body.
When the spirit rules over the soul, the Christian will live victoriously over the forces of evil.
But when the ‘spirit’ is weak through the neglect of Bible Doctrine; the soul and body will fight for supremacy. The somewhat similar internal conflict is described by the Apostle Paul in his writings to the Romans:
I have discovered this principle of life–that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?” (See Rom. 7:21-24,nlt).
This internal conflict is prominent when the Body, which is our “world consciousness” transfers information received through the functions of the senses to our spirit through the soul.
If the Word of GOD is not dwelling richly in the mind which is the seat of the soul, the information received would not be rightly processed and the mindset would tend towards evil and would result in a life characterized by defeat, disappointment and diseases.
That is why we are to “guard our heart/mind with all diligence for it is the wellspring of life”(See Proverbs 4:23).
The mind that is governed by the flesh is death, whereas, the mind that is governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” (See Romans 8:6).
For the mind to be “governed by the spirit”, you have to be “filled with” and be “led by” the HOLY SPIRIT (See Ephesians 5:18; Romans 8:14).
Which would require that you feed regularly on GOD’s Word and observe the Daily Christian Discipline.
The person who receives information from the WORD of GOD and who lives according to the Book, that person will have life in all its fullness as well as have the peace that only a relationship with GOD can give.
The human Body needs food, water and sleep to function well. However, in order to function at optimum best as well as live victoriously, the Soul and Spirit of the Born Again child of GOD needs the following, which is referred to as the Daily Christian Discipline:-
A. The Word of GOD;
B. prayer;
C. fasting;
D. meditation on GOD’s Word;
E. faith in GOD;
F. Personal Evangelism/ sharing of Testimony;
G. Fellowship with other Christians.
The Daily Christian Discipline is to the Spirit and Soul, what food, sleep and water is to the Human Body.
The Christian who lives a disciplined life is no easy target for the forces of darkness even in the dream-state.
Since the spiritual controls the physical and you are  in tune with the Word of GOD which is “spirit and life, then you will emerge victorious in any spiritual combat.
In my opening statement, I did mention that the forces of darkness do try to take advantage of the Believer’s need of sleep. And people tend to sleep more at night in the dark!
The spiritually alert Christian is a force to be reckoned with even in the sleep-state, because of GOD’s Word (Biblical Doctrines) that are richly dwelling in the soul. The presence and power of the indwelling Spirit of GOD fortifies him/her, so that he/she can effortlessly confront and overcome the forces of darkness that launches any form of attacks.
When you are infirm in your spirit or soul and are at a very low time in your life; especially when you are emotionally drained through discouragement and depression. As well as when you are still processing the loss of a loved-one, or for any other situation that puts you at your wits end, and which disables you from coordinating properly: that is when the devil usually attacks.
When the devil see you in that weakened state, he thinks you are easy prey, he assumes that you cannot stand against him adequately in spiritual combat; he forgets you have GOD’s Word and the HOLY SPIRIT resident in you.
The Greater-One who lives in you, greater than Satan and his minions.
The HOLY SPIRIT; the EVER-PRESENT HELPER of the Christian is there to make intercession for you. HE takes over and prays through you with the Words of GOD in your Soul.
The Word of GOD is the Sword of the Spirit. That is why it is very important to read, ingest and metabolize GOD’s Word.
As the Holy Spirit prays in and through the regenerated Believer, the Soul is strengthened even in that semi-conscious state to work in harmony with the human spirit to launch an offensive against the marauding forces of darkness.
That is the reason that some people will be kicking, gesticulating and making declarations, binding and casting out demons even in their semi-conscious state. Such people wake up victorious and live victoriously.
But rather unfortunately, it is not so for the Carnal Christian.
The Carnal Christian is the Born Again child of GOD who lives by the WORLD instead of by the WORD. He/she has no Doctrine resident in the soul- that means that the ‘word of GOD is not dwelling richly in him or her.
When under attack, they can barely say “JESUS”. They wake up with tales of being pressed in their sleep; some wake up panting from the exertion of running away from demons that were pursuing them. Their Body may be very strong, well-nourished and active, but their spirit and soul is very malnourished and very weak from the lack of proper spiritual and soulical foods.
Because the spiritual controls the physical, whatever happens to them in the spirit-realm would manifest within 2 weeks.
Thus, they wake up from the dream-state spiritual combat as victims.
Remember I did say that the Daily Christian Discipline is to the spirit and soul what food, water and sleep is to the Body.
The devil and his forces of evil does launch attacks at Christians in their semi-conscious state, therefore, feed your Spirit, Soul and Body well and you will not be a casualty in that combat.
It is very encouraging to know that the HOLY SPIRIT is the POWER at work in the Christian Believer-24/7. Whether you are asleep or awake, the word of GOD is DYNAMO in HIS workings.
Whether during the day or at night, you can run to the battle. The GREATER-ONE lives in you .Glory to GOD!
The best thing to be in this day and age is a CHILD OF GOD- spirit filled, spirit-led, blood washed, water-baptized, tongue-blasting, Bible-literate and Word-perfect. Shalom!-
Hephzibah Christly

AFFIRM YOUR REALITY IN CHRIST

satan strike with the word“But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator…”Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” (Isaiah 43:1- NASB.)  Words hurt. Words heal. Words can bring either condemnation or commendation. Words are powerful. Words can create and words  can destroy.

You can counter  and nullify the efficacy of negative words with the Word of GOD. Creation came into existence by the Spoken Word of GOD, therefore everything in existence is subject to the WORD of GOD that brought it into existence.

I get several emails daily from people who are being tortured by those who throw their past at them. You have to see yourself from a Divine perspective. You are GOD’s own special creation. Affirm GOD’s Words and stop your mind from repeating those negative words.

Why do you allow the hate-filled words of your loved ones hurt you so much? Don’t you realize that the devil who is the accuser of the brethren is only speaking through them?

You can get past that place if you remember that only GOD has the final say about your life. The opinion of haters doesn’t matter.

Deal with such hateful words in spiritual warfare. Counter their words with the Word of GOD.

Command the voices of accusation to stop immediately. Then go ahead and continue to affirm what GOD’s Word say about you. Keep talking about your new reality in CHRIST until it becomes ingrained in your beliefs system and transform the world around you. So that it would no longer cut your heart when the ignorant friends or relatives darken counsel with words without wisdom.

AFFIRMING MY NEW REALITY IN CHRIST

I affirm that the Spirit of God is guiding me in the path of life and leading me in the way of supernatural success and permanent prosperity.  My way is prosperous and consistent for I experience good success in accordance with GOD’s Word. I meditate on the Word of GOD and speak it forth with boldness daily. Hallelujah!

As CHRIST is, so am I in this world. I function from the standpoint of advantage, victory, dominion, and power, because I’m born of God and conscious of HIS life and nature in me. I’m guided and propelled by His divine wisdom to do His will, and fulfil my destiny in Christ…Glory to God!

I affirm that I’m born again! Christ is my life, and He’s the environment in which I dwell; therefore, I’m forever safe, secure and protected to live triumphantly always!

My life is the testimony of the grace and wisdom of God, who causes all things to work together for my good! I have victory in His Name! Halleluiah!

I’m a partaker of the divine nature and the Holy Spirit lives and works in me, with His miracle-working abilities!

I’m effective, efficient, and excellent in all that I do through the power of the Holy Spirit. I can do all things by His ability that works within me! Hallelujah!

I have the capacity to show care, and be diligent in all my duties and responsibilities. I’m full of wisdom, and continually receive thoughts and ideas from the Spirit that put me over, and give me the advantage always. I’m made for life and set up for honor, greatness and prosperity. Hallelujah!

HE has girded my feet with strength and I walk over high place. I am established as praise upon the earth.  The place of my shame is become the place of praise and exaltation. I affirm that regrets have converted to progressions. I move swiftly on the wings of the angel to accomplish Divine counsels. In my path there’s so much joy and noise of victories…Glory to God. – hephzibah christly

AFFIRMATIONS ARE NECESSARY

words have the power to change your life“… I want you to affirm strongly concerning these things, so that those believing God may take care to be devoted to good works. These things are excellent and profitable to men.” (Titus 3:8; Berean Literal Bible)

At a very tender age of 6, I was taught the Apostle’s Creed as part of my religious training. The Words of the creed states:“I believe in GOD, the FATHER Almighty: The Creator of heaven and earth: And in JESUS CHRIST HIS only SON our LORD: Born of the virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate; Was Crucified, died and buried: HE descended into hell. The third day, HE rose again from dead and ascended into heaven. Seated at the right hand of GOD the FATHER Almighty, from whence HE shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting, Amen”

It is on that foundation that my belief system was formulated. Those words impacted my life greatly, for it introduced me to and kept me focused on GOD the Creator. And it has stuck in my memory all these years. So, it is quite easy for me to make solemn declarations by hammering away at the truths of what I believe. The foundation was well laid. It is never too late to start a good thing.

Words are powerful.  Spoken words create what it speaks of. Words have the power to change lives.

GOD’s Word is dynamo.

The more GOD’s Words are imprinted in our mind, and released with our mouths, the more the supernatural is released to workout in our lives.

Our opening scripture says “I want you to affirm strongly…”

To affirm (v) is to state something emphatically or publicly.

Affirmation (n.) serves the same purpose as an oath for a person who objects to oath taking on religious or ethical reasons. Some of its Synonyms are as follows:

‘Declaration’, ‘proclamation’, ‘avow’, ‘vow’, ‘pledge’, ‘give one’s word’, ‘swear’, and ‘give an undertaking’ ”.

Biblically, the Christian should live a life of continual affirmation of GOD’s Word. Therefore, “… let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes ‘ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil”. (Matthew 5:37; NASB)

JESUS CHRIST gave insight into what we should affirm and how to say it. He disclosed this in John 12:49-50 when HE said

“I have not spoken on My own, but the Father who sent Me has commanded Me what to say and how to say it. And I know that His command leads to eternal life. So I speak exactly what the Father has told me to say.”

Therefore, just as JESUS CHRIST did, we are to affirm the FATHER’s Words. The Word of GOD is spirit and life. They are not religious clichés or religious hype meant to give you an emotional high. Rather, they are life transforming Words, full of grace and power and capable of recreating lives and the world.

Instead of bellyaching over your adverse circumstances, get a hold of GOD’s Word that pertains to your circumstances and keep talking it.

The more you constantly affirm GOD’s Word, the more the Word gains ascendancy in your life.

It is necessary for the Believer in CHRIST to constantly affirm:

I am a new creation in CHRIST. I am infused with the eternal life of GOD and therefore not vulnerable to the crippling influences of this world. I affirm that the life and power of GOD is working in my spirit, soul and body. That same Spirit that raised CHRIST from the dead vitalizes my body and invigorates me always.” Hallelujah!

Affirmation sets clearly defined boundaries for the forces of evil, while expanding your horizon.

As a Christian, you should never agree with the symptoms of sickness or diseases. Because when you agree, you make it an established fact. In Amos 3:3, the question is asked:

Can two walk together, except they are agreed?”

It follows therefore that sickness or any contrary situation can’t walk with you without your agreement.

You should never give consent to sickness:  never say ‘I am sick’ or ‘I have cancer’. They are not yours. Sickness is among the works of the devil that CHRIST came and destroyed. So don’t affirm it. Say ‘no, no’ to that doctors report. Reject it from your spirit. Don’t walk with it you. Hallelujah!

A few years ago, I received a bad report from the doctor. My mind kept playing the report back to me. My imagination went on overdrive and kept playing horrible videos about the condition. I became sicker. Fear gripped my soul.

What happened? I agreed with the doctor’s report and the forces of evil took advantage to torment me which inadvertently worsened the condition.

In the midst of the fear and pains, GOD’s Word came to my Spirit by the way of Don Moen’s song “I am the LORD that healeth thee”. That day, something snapped in me and faith welled up in me to war against that condition with GOD’s Word.

Whatever you allow continues, but whatever you reject stops. For as long as I accepted that sickness, it stayed and became worse. But when I disagreed with it, our relationship terminated and it had to go away.

Likewise do not agree with lack, limitation, poverty, depression, fear etc. Instead boldly declare that GOD’s grace abounds to you and you have more than enough: affirm that you are the healed, the graced, the favored, the righteous, etc. And it shall become the norm in your life.

You belong to the Kingdom of GOD. And “… the Kingdom of God is … of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17).

It is GOD’s design that you live a life of goodness, peace and joy. Anything contrary speaks of satanic interference. And you war against Satan’s evil machinations by affirming GOD’s Words.

Never be accepting of negative happenings without conducting the Word-test. Line it up with GOD’s Word. GOD’s written Word is HIS mind revealed to us. Do not be taken in by the devil’s devices to pervert GOD’s Word. He would try to convince you that your challenges are GOD ordained. Speak GOD’s Word to that challenge and it will conform to GOD’s perfect will.

Some ignorant folks think affirmation is synonymous to denial. Denial is a defense mechanism whereas affirmation is the Christian’s weapon for offense.

When the world fell into darkness and was in confusion, GOD spoke Words to put light and order back into it.  And that same GOD says to you now:

“I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to establish the heavens, to found the earth, and to say to Zion, ‘You are My people.” (Isaiah 51:16).

And what Word has GOD put in your mouth?

“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming (Romans 10:8).

GOD’s word is given to you to enable you live victoriously in this life.

The forces of evil cannot stand the power in GOD’s Word For as scripture says: “… thou hast made thy name to be magnificent and raised up thy spoken word above all things.” (Psalm 138:2 ; Jubilee Bible, 2000). Hallelujah! GOD’s name and Word is magnified and exalted above all things. That GOD is our GOD!

The Church of GOD is a prevailing force and not a group of cowards who hide behind defense mechanisms. Affirmation is a weapon for spiritual warfare.

With our Affirmations, we put the “sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of GOD’’ (Ephesians 6:17) to work. There is nowhere GOD’s Word can’t penetrate and no situation or circumstances it cannot transform.

Make bold your confessions for God didn’t give us a cowardly spirit but a spirit of power, love, and good judgment. (2 Timothy 1:7; GOD’S WORD® Translation)

Declare your healing, deliverance, salvation, success, and prosperity. Say what GOD’s Word say about your life and not what the devil assail you with. Hold fast the profession of your faith. Keep on declaring the CHRIST achieved for you. Declare who you are in CHRIST.

It does not matter what people are saying about you. Re-echo GOD’s Word. That is who you are.

LET US PRAY:

ABBA DAD, I am so grateful for your Word which YOU have sent into my life today. I declare that YOUR Word has gained ascendancy in my life. My mind is conditioned to think and act on YOUR Word always. For in YOU I live, move and have my being.

I declare That everything that pertains and relates to me-my family, ministries, health, finances, health, aspirations and goals functions in accordance with YOUR Word.

I affirm that I continually experience peace, joy, prosperity, goodwill, supernatural favors, divine health, expanded mercy and great grace; in CHRIST loving name. Amein.- hephzibah christly

PROPHETIC DELIVERANCE PRAYER FOR YOU & FAMILY

victor not victimThey have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me” (Psalm 129:2)

Let this become your testimony. You got the victory in CHRIST! It does not matter how many times you have failed in marriage; in business; in parenting etc. That does not define you! The devil threw all he got at you but you still kept going. That is who you are.

You are the victor not the victim.

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith.” (1 John 5:4; WEB)

What kept you going? Your faith in GOD kept you going. GOD is in the fight for you and with you. That was the reason the enemy could not get at you, could not keep you down and could not kill you! Because your life is hid in CHRIST and CHRIST in GOD!

Hear me good! You are more than a conqueror: you are an overcomer!

Boldly Declare: I am the victor and not the victim!

Because GOD is for you, no one can be against you. Know this also that GOD causes all things to work together for your good.

It doesn’t matter who is throwing stones at you, the stones becomes a pillar for you! The anointing for conversion is upon you. Your pains are converting to praise, your songs of sorrows are becoming songs of joy: your fears diminishes and your faith grows. It is well with you.

Lots of people glory in men but you shall glory in the LORD your GOD for HE made you who you are today.

You are GOD-made and not man-made. No one can take the glory for your achievements. From the day you got CHRIST, HE has been working in you both to will and to do of HIS pleasure.

Your blockades are converting to breakthroughs and supernatural favors. Be confident that GOD will always show up strong for you. This is so possible because when the world say there is a pulling down we declare that there is a lifting up.

You are lifted up from sin, sorrows, shame, and sickness into the glorious liberty of the saints of GOD. You will continue to progress upward and forward. Everything that has made you stagnate is cut-off you. That circle of evil is destroyed.

You are in the world but do not rely on the functions of the world economy. Your needs are supernaturally met. Money answers to you. Hallelujah!

There shall be no lack of good things for: but you shall lack sicknesses, debts and all other evils making its rounds in the world today.

The downward pull terminated when CHRIST resurrected!!!! Oh my! My! My! The grave could not hold CHRIST captive and no way can it hold your blessings down.

I speak to every pit, hole, grave or wherever your generational blessings are being held captive, to RELEASE them now, in the name of JESUS!

I call forth divine repositioning for you all. New career and job opportunities are to be available to you all, in CHRIST glorious name. Be favored! I say again; BE FAVORED.

The riches of the gentiles accrued are released to come to you now! I see debts paid and some written off. You shall have gold as dust. The spiritual embargo on your economic prosperity is lifted; in CHRIST powerful name.

Be debt free now. Receive more grace to be prudent in your giving and spending’s, in CHRIST’s name!

I stand against every attempt by the forces of darkness to keep you in perpetual poverty through emotional buying and credit spending:

The FINGER of GOD is against all those peculiar problems that happen when money is coming to you, so that you end up recycling problems, working hard and never having enough! That curse is broken now.

The forces of evil are to leave your finances and economy now! The trend of wasteful spending is reversed. I speak prudent and planned spending over you. Receive the enabling grace to work at financial accountability and stewardship, in CHRIST name.

The yoke or recurring setbacks is hereby destroyed. GO! And make unprecedented progress. Doors of opportunities are opening up for you all over the place. Receive grace to make right choices in CHRIST’s name. Your ideas, projects, goods and services begin to experience an all-time high in CHRIST’s name.

The grace of giving comes upon you. You are blessed to be a blessing therefore do not hoard, for the more you give, the more you will receive. Let it flow.

I curse the root of bitterness in your life to wither now, from today let your life be sweet.

I speak healing over your wounded emotions. The grace to forgive and to receive forgiveness is released upon you now in CHRIST’s name. Be free!

Your tears of shame, the sorrows in your heart, the regrets and anguish in your soul are to stop now! You are free to live again. The torment has ended. Let the love of GOD flood your soul now in JESUS name.

The Bible says that ‘he who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor….’

Woman! You are loosed to be married; You are a city that is set on a hill that cannot be hid, therefore, every evil covering that has been shielding you from being found by your husband is hereby torn apart. Your husband will find you. And you shall have a grace-filled marriage.

Man! I release self-destruction on all satan’s evil programs that has filled your mind with confusion; and which disabled you from finding a wife so that you cannot obtain favor from GOD.

Receive clarity of vision. See your wife now, be decisive; receive your favor now, in CHRIST name. Be graced to enjoy your marriage in CHRIST’s perfect name. Amein.

ALL: GOD has not forgotten you. I see someone crying and asking GOD and saying ‘when will you visit me and turnaround my situation’. Get up, your change is come. GOD remembers you for good, the floodgates of blessings are now open for you. From very unlikely sources good will gravitate to you. Divine magnetic attraction is upon you to magnetize goodwill to you and alienate evil in JESUS name.

Your children will turn out well. GOD will turn their hearts from evil and draw them back to HIM. All relationships that the devil has been using to influence their negative lifestyles are hereby severed. Your children are delivered from mean and wicked persons. Righteous relationships are released to them.

God bless you and keep you in perfect health and cause your faith to grow in leaps and bounds for HE is working in you both to will and to do of HIS good pleasure in CHRIST name! – hephzibah christly

RAPTURE: BEFORE OR AFTER TRIBULATION?

There are lots of theological arguments making the rounds about whether Christians would be raptured before or after the tribulation. And so many friends have asked my opinion on this issue as well:
Honestly, I refuse to allow theological arguments introduce fear into my life. I know in WHOM I have believed. Besides, I don’t do theological arguments. As a ‘free moral agent’, you are entitled to your beliefs just as I am entitled to mine.
Whether the rapture happens before or after the tribulation is of no consequence to me whatsoever. This is because HE who called me is FAITHFUL. If HE can give me the Kingdom can HE also not be able to ‘protect’ me throughout the tribulation if HE is inclined to leave me here?
Salvation is by grace through faith. It is the gift of GOD and not attained by works. I have assurance of salvation. I am an heir of GOD and Joint-heir with CHRIST.
For me to live is CHRIST and to die is gain’. If I remain alive, my prolonged life will be nothing but a life of which the whole essential element and real tenor is Christ as the One to whom the whole destination and activity of my life bear reference .
So, why should the ‘timing’ of the ‘rapture’ bother me?
Whether to rapture the saints before, during, or after the tribulation is a DIVINE prerogative. That is GOD’s responsibility.
‘I AM the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the BEGINNING and the END’’, says the LORD (Revelation 1:8)
Why should I bother myself with what I have no power over when I have my own responsibility-which is to take the GOOD NEWS to the ends of the earth?
The GOOD NEWS is this:
Consequently, HE is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to GOD through HIM, since HE always lives to make intercession for them.“(Hebrews 7:25). Shalom! Maranatha!
-hephzibah christly