Overcome Sleep – state Oppression

The devil is a malignant and virulent foe who is constantly seeking ways to oppress, intimidate, manipulate, vex, torment, possess, obsess and control humans.

But as formidable as the devil 👿 is, he has no power over the Believer, for Christ has given you the Believer dominion over the world.

The Believer’s world dominion include dominion over satan, the prince of the world.

But rather unfortunately, like Adam back at the Garden, some Believers ignorantly give Satan the right to demonize them.

Unless you give him the right, Satan has no right to launch any attack against you.

In order to foil his illegal attacks, the Scriptures says you should be Vigilant and sober because your adversary the devil is going about like a roaring lion 🦁 seeking whom he may devour (See 1 Peter 5:8).

And we are also commanded to “resist the devil 👿 ” by being steadfast in faith. Faith in God is our victory over the devil and the world 🗺 (See 1John 5:4)

If you sincerely desire to overcome and stay above such satanic attacks, you would need to act in faith.

Faith is active.

You have to declare and act out your faith.

If you need to stop the attacks from degenerating – that is from getting worse, you need to apply the following principles :

1. Do a spiritual diagnostics to identify and repent of any hidden or unconfessed sin. Pray as the Psalmist prayed as follows :
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” (Psalm 139 : 23 – 24: NLT)

Although Sin is the major open door for demonization, Christ Jesus our Redeemer has Ridded us of sins power. Therefore, sin no longer has dominion over us.

And just in case you are wondering, Demonization simply means ‘to be influenced’ or ‘be under under the power of demons’. It is derived from the word ‘daimonizomai’ translated ‘vexed’, in Matthew 15:22.

2. Accept Forgiveness for all sins in accordance with 1John 1:9. Which means you need to Confront that unconfessed sin in your life. We cannot continue in sin and expect grace to abound. (See Romans 6:1)

1John 5:17 defines what sin is. After confession of sins, Refuse to allow satan plague you by a guilt-ridden conscience. Bible says even if our conscience condem us, God is greater than our conscience. (See1John3:20)

Which brings to mind the lyrics of a song:

I’ve been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, saved and sanctified I am. All my sins are washed away, I’ve been redeemed.”-anonymous

3. Command every voice of accusations against you to be silenced because the speaking blood of Christ is speaking righteousness in your favor.

4. Affirm you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and victorious over the world and over the Prince of the world by your faith in Christ JESUS.

5.command all evil spirits that breached your perimeter to go away with their relatives now.

6. AFFIRM Christ has destroyed the works of the devil and none can ever prosper against you again.( See 1 John 3:8)

7. Declared all doors are shut against all forces of evil and that angels on assignment are guarding you in order to Frustrate any further security breach.

8. Speak peace over your spirit, soul and body by affirming that the peace of God that transcends all understanding is guarding wholly.

9. Declare the doors of economic prosperity are opened up for you and all things are working for your good as A lover and the called of God.

10. Thank God for leading you in victory and cleansing you from every unrighteousness and for establishing you as a praise upon the earth.

11. Find a Christian church group in your community where you can attend regular fellowship with other Believers.

You need to understand that even though you have “to work out your own salvation” (See Philippians 2:12): “Christianity is a together – faith”. You need other Believers as much as they also need you.

In a Christian fellowship, you will come under a corporate anointing and no yoke can come on you. You will be under constant the prayer-covering of the people of God.

You can’t afford to be a lone – wolf that is always at risk.

12. Be relevant in what God is doing in the world 🗺 today. Share your testimonies. Volunteer on church and in your community outreaches. Be a blessing to the world. Touch lives positively for Christ.

13. Grow in grace and in faith. Read and study your Bible daily.

14. Be prayer – full. Develop your intimacy with God. Constantly talk with God. Have a ‘me – alone – with-God time. I bless you this day and declare that you are victorious.

Watch out for my books that are powerful teaching tools to disable demons. GOD bless you and your family.

Shalom from Hephzibah Christly

Your Changed Life is our Testimony

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Shalom. Good to have you with us herein. Thank you for partnering with us through your comments etc. For as Scripture says; “He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building“. (1 Cor.3:8,9)

We are taking this time to say thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve God by serving you. We may not say so often enough, but WE DO LOVE YOU.

Your emails, comments, shares, inbox- counseling, and prayer request, made great impact in our lives. They enabled our resolve to continue feeding you, through our various social media platforms with life-changing content. God bless you all. Thank you for reading and acting on the Word of God from us.

We rejoice that we have not labored among you in vain

Christianity is a “together faith”. We are interdependent upon each other. As much as we have been blessing you, we ask that you pray for us also so that together, we can do better next year.

You will all testify that we have never solicited from any of you for financial support for the operation of our facebook PageSpiritual Warfare And Tactics Squad-SWATS” . Nor have we solicited finances from you for any of our numerous pages and groups that are on social media, even though it costs us time and money to be online. This is because we are a “Faith and Love based ministry” and we absolutely rely on God to channel His provisions to us through whoever HE chooses. And over the years, HE has faithfully raised Consistent Partners for us and thus we have not burdened you. Our faith is in the God who meet needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. And, He has never failed us.

But now we are asking prayers from you. Is that too much to ask? But if you think we are asking too much, you can let it be. But then, you will not be fellow-working with God who says to pray for one another. Then the Holy Spirit will continue to pray for us because God will not leave us comfortless and without hope. But then, you would have lost the opportunity of sharing in our reward both here and in the hereafter. Please know that God rewards diligence.

Please Pray for us:

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We are giving you this opportunity to bless us also through your prayers by the following prayer points.

Please pray for our :

* MINISTRY PARTNERS, their families and their various interests and economic pursuits-for the multiplier effect to be upon them and for God’s favor to increase mightily upon them.

*ADMINS of this page especially those who have consistently been posting and feeding your spirit and soul with God’s undiluted truth. Ask God to grant them more grace and meet them at the point of their needs. Some are really facing challenges in the line of duty as spiritual warfare strategists. We do not share our problems so as not to weaken your faith: instead, we share our testimonies to build up your faith. Please pray for us all. We covet your prayers.

*pray for our major Facebook PAGE- Spiritual Warfare And Tactics Squad-SWATS we are currently 5000+ strong: but we can reach more people who need deliverance especially at a time like this that the devil has gone really virulent. We need God to touch people to BOOST our posts. Because we are not able to pay for facebook adverts, most of our posts do not reach our audience: facebook limits our reach. We are also not able to upgrade our subscriptions with WordPress. and our blog posts are not impacting lives as we desire. It has been a great barrier, but we do know it can be removed with God’s intervention when He raises people who will commit to sponsoring those outreaches with us.

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*pray for ‘You’ Our Page family and for all who read our posts and blogs worldwide: We need God to move more in their lives this coming year so they can live meaningful lives and overcome their challenges. You are all precious to God and to us. As our opening scripture states; “you are God’s field, God’s building” . As you are praying this prayer request:

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We Pray For You – that God’s Word does what it says in your life and family: that you all become the definition of righteousness, prosperity, excellence and victorious living. As we move to the new year we decree that your lifestyle will become effective witnesses of God’s grace. We release into your lives more grace and peace as well as the multiplier effect upon your finances. We speak healing, deliverance and spiritual growth over your lives. Receive the grace to breakthrough and to excel and to stand out, in Christ’s powerful name.

Please pray for one another. Pray over prayer requests when we post them. That way you are partnering with God and with us.

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*Pray for me Hephzibah Christly: by God’s grace I’m a pioneering missionary and it’s been God’s grace upon grace that has kept me strong and going forward. I am in my early sixties and am truly thankful for Divine health, sustaining grace and unlimited goodness. God has brought me a long way. I look back with gratitude and I Look forward with faith love and hope. I have not attained yet, but I am reaching forward for the prize of the high calling of God. I need you all to stand with me and The SWATSquad in prayer and for the following realms of my life.

a. FAMILY: Please lift up all who are my children by birth, marriage, and faith; as well as my numerous grandchildren, my siblings, and their families. Several times the devil sifted me by attacking my family, but God’s mercy prevailed. As I am going back into the frontline of missions in 2018, I need your prayers to shield them from the virulent attacks of the enemy so that I won’t be distracted from my set course. 2016, we had a death, 2017 we had a near death experience. No longer shall we cast our young ever again.

My family has been my main financial support network in this work of ministry. Please bless their economy and relationships. Thank you.

b. MISSIONS (to rural communities) and the various INTERNET ministries on social media that God led me to pioneer: Pray for more involvement by the Admins and Associates. I have a mission to reach the hurting, troubled demonized and deviant persons with the love of God. I have been doing that full time since 1994. We are asking God for more grace, direction, guidance and more financial partners to sponsor the following outreaches: Hope Hall Residential Therapy Center, Scholarship for disadvantaged students; A Safe-house for victims of Abuse/domestic Violence; a skill development/vocational training center for economic empowerment and A Feeding outlet where the Homeless can get at least one meal a day. These are burdens in my heart for the coming years. Please stand with me in prayers so we can be efficient and effective.

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c. please pray for ME – as an individual, I do have needs. Even though I have all I need, I do have an unspoken request which God is already processing. Join me to ask God to be a little later than late. I am asking also for supernatural favors, unlimited goodness and more open doors for ministry outreach and for God to bless my relationships and remove mean and wicked persons from me. Let God perfect all that concerns me. Thank you for your prayers.

That has been quite a long list. But I do know you will take time to remember us in your prayers. You will be the first to enjoy the answers to these prayers because it’s how it works. It is a Biblical principle that: “ The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.“ (2 Timothy 2:6)

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I already started a periodic/seasonal partial fast from December 1-January 9 (40 days). You can join me as well as send in your prayer requests. Read my blog post from @spiritualwarrior2016.wordpress.com entittled “Holiday Trauma Turned Testimony- ADVANCING ” for more details.

Be rest assured that you are entering into a NEW BEGINNING.

Shalom. Yours in the King’s Service,

Hephzibah Christly

The PrayerPoint: pray for your week

Commit your week to God. Whatever is committed to God is safe and secure.

The more you pray,  study your Bible and then live as the Word says,  the more you will live the higher life.

Therefore alongside praying,  read at least two chapters of the Bible daily.  Then you will radiate God’s glory and be above Satan and the hosts of hell.

The Bible instructs  that we pray for one another. Be selfless with your prayers also.

Pray for others . Your prayers will call God’s power into play in their lives.

Pray about all you are going to do this week: Proclaim  that God’s Spirit that brings grace should brood over this week and birth supernatural favors, great ideas, and the opportunity to showcase your talents.

Pray for your neighbors families, friend, colleagues and  business people for the  grace of God to be upon them for favorable economic conditions.

Pray for those who are in war thorn zones as well as those in abusive marriage and relationships : that God should intervene to alleviate their suffering and point them to the way of escape

Speak peace over your community and country.

Command success upon all your endeavors for the week.

Give God praise for answers to your prayers in Jesus matchless name

Hephzibah Christly

Be Vigilant

When you are confronting overwhelming or oppressive situations: know that demons are influencing it in order to break down your resistance.

Refuse to be perplexed or confused.

Instead go on the offensive and engage the enemy in spiritual combat.

Stand on the Word of God to rebuke and to cast out the evil spirits influencing the situations.

Then superimpose what God’s Word says about that situation by affirmation

Do not be ignorant and thus give up or accept the status quo.

Faith in God is the victory!

Let’s Pray

ABBA thank You that the entrance of your Word gives understanding. I release into this atmosphere the anointing of God’s Spirit that brings power, love and soundness of mind.

Fear be gone.

Confusion be gone. Let there be peace, clarity and deliverance. Let godly order be restored in the matchless name, Jesus Christ.

Hephzibah Christly


It is factual that what you allow is what will continue. If you have been experiencing evil trends and degenerative tendencies in your life and family, it is time to stand your ground in prayer and declare “Enough Is Enough! This reproach must roll away!”.

The devil fights against unity because he is aware that unity is strength. Thus he sows seeds of discord among relatives in order to weaken their strength. After which he rides roughshod over the families by tormenting, oppressing, intimidating, controlling and making them self-destruct.

Family is important in God’s plan for Humans. Family members should be supportive of each other and stay united in diversity.

Scripture states that:
“A kingdom divided by civil war will collapse. Similarly, a family splintered by feuding will fall apart.” (Mark 2:24, 25; NLT)

Let us go into prayer right now to spiritually repair the broken hedges in our families that made the forces of evil victimize us:

Prayer Points:

  • THANK God for your paternal and maternal families.
  • IDENTIFY the prevalent circumstances in your families such as:
  1. Health Issues such as premature deaths, cancers, genetic/inherited diseases, addictions and addictive behaviors and all other disorders:
  2. Socio-Economic Issues such as unrelenting hardship/hard lucks, abject poverty, mediocrity; homelessness, joblessness, laziness, cyclical/recurring failures and disappointments, adult delinquency, criminality, unenterprising, unskilled, uneducated and so many others:
  3. Marriage and Family Life Issues such as high divorce rates, late marriages, elderly singleness, single parenting, sexual promiscuity, dwindling procreation abilities/ infertility, dwindling family lineage, spousal infidelity, rejection syndrome, irresponsible parenting, Delinquency, rebellious children, abandoned spouses/children, and many others.
  • CONFESS the sins that produced the aforementioned conditions and circumstances. They opened up your bloodline to those evils.
  1. Admit culpability, plead the speaking Blood of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins and cleansing from all unrighteousness.
  2. Ask that you all be purged of all superfluity of the flesh; your minds be renewed to reflect the mind to Christ; and the enabling grace to grow in relationship with Christ.
  3. Express the belief that God is no liar and that you and your family have been forgiven in accordance with 1John 1:9.
  • Affirm that in accordance with Galatians 3:13, you and your families have been redeemed from all curses because Christ was made a curse for you all.
  • Ask that the grace for importunity and perseverance in prayer should come upon you all; and the Holy Spirit should lead this prayer session, so that only the perfect will of God will be prayed.
  • Be filled with the Holy Spirit Seek for fresh Fire from God to fall upon and manifest through you; so that the oil of the Holy Spirit would flow from you touching the lives of every member of your family to bring them all to the place of repentance, renewal, reconciliation and restoration

Spiritual Warfare Prayer:

  1. Affirm you have received power from Jesus Christ to tread upon serpents and scorpions, over all the powers of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
  • Declare with all conviction the following:

“As an Oracle of God and a bonafide member of …….. (Mention Mother’s family name) and ……. (Mention Father’s family names) families: I ……… (Mention your names) in the matchless name of Jesus Christ, come against satan and the forces of evil that are executing wickedness and evil decrees against my families: and hereby order them to stop right now.

I affirm as it is written “let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end”: and also that “the enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the sons of wickedness afflict him” (Psalms 7:9; 89:22). Therefore, all prevailing diseases, genetic sicknesses and disorders’, consecutive failures, depression, hardheartedness, occultism, idolatry, corruption, all resident evils presenting or hidden, inherited or pioneered by me or this new generation: whatever their ranking, position, authority or legal statuses; as well as every form of wickedness, afflictions and exactions : all are to dislodge and be uprooted from their roots and get out of our lives and out of everything that pertains or relates to us, now.

  • Seeds of discords, roots of bitterness all should wither and self-destruct now.
  • Evil spirits influencing rage, violence, abuses, backstabbing, jealousy, gossiping, mediocrity , wicked cum ungodly ambition, inferiority complex, judgmental attitude, bigotry, ego, selfishness , self-centeredness , greed, avarice, manipulation, divisiveness, perfectionism, ganging-up against each other, sectionalism, and their relatives that have plagued our bloodline for generations: are hereby evicted with their relatives now. Their abode in our lives is hereby wiped cleaned and filled with Godly characteristics.
  • Every tongue of accusation from all the realms of existence are hereby silenced by the speaking Blood of Jesus Christ and we affirm that none can bring any charge against us for we have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
  • Today, in the matchless name of Jesus Christ, whose I am and who I serve, and Whose name is exalted above all other names in heaven, on earth and under the earth,
  • I boldly proclaim that “Enough Is Enough”

I say NO to strife and its relatives. Weeping has endured in the night, joy come forth from today:

I say No to genetic diseases and disorders. They can no longer plague and torment our bloodlines:

No more manifestations of evil in our bloodline. Bloodline curses are countered with immediate manifestations of Bloodline blessings in Christ – we are blessed beyond any curse no matter its velocity! We enter into the blessings of Abraham. The lines are fallen to us in pleasant places. We have and leave a goodly heritage

The yokes of oppression are destroyed. The legal grounds by which the forces of evil were holding unto against us, are revoked. The bans and embargoes placed over our lives are lifted and destroyed.

The prey of the mighty is taken away: the legal captive is delivered.

Soul-ties to misfortunes and all related evils that plagued our ancestry and heredity are hereby severed. We are free!
We have been Blood bought; therefore, the law of deterioration has no basis to operate in our bloodline: for the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death.

I speak life over our souls and bodies and affirm that by HIS stripes we are healed. We are uninfectable and thus thrive in Divine health.

Sicknesses, diseases and disorders are to stop ravaging our souls and bodies now: Whether they are internal or external, they are to commence self-destruct and shut down now; we are temples of God and holy unto Him. Divine healing is release to all sick folks in our families. Let their bodies mend, let wellness be restored now.

We affirm that our bodies and soul shall not suffer corruption and are preserved blameless to the glory of God. None shall say they are sick in our family branch of Zion.

Sicknesses, diseases, disorders and all related evils are outlawed in our families. We proper and are in health along with our souls and spirits

Prophetic Blessing

  • From today my paternal and maternal families are become Holy unto God. All my descendants are hereby rededicated to the service of the Almighty and Living God.
  • I declare that I and my household will serve the Lord our God for all eternity. We are the generations that seek God with the entirety of our being. We are sold out to Him: therefore, there is a Bloodline divide between our families and the forces cum agencies of darkness.
  • We are become indestructible, impenetrable and invincible. No weapons that is formed, forged or fashioned against us shall ever prosper.
  • Favor surrounds us as a shield.
  • Doors of opportunities are opening up and we utilize them.
  • We grow in super grace and are a blessing to out worlds.
  • The Excellency of God’s Spirit in us makes us to excel in all fields of business, careers, vocation, ministries and so on.
  • Whatever we begin, we complete to God’s glory and praise.
  • We are fruitful and manifest the multiplier effect in all aspects of our life.
  • We walk in liberty and manifest our Sonship as Sons of God.
  • We are become living examples of Divine Characteristics.
  • All altars and strongholds of false worship, occultism, worldly culture and traditions are destroyed and absolutely annihilated. We affirm and decree that we love God with our spirits, souls and bodies.
  • None shall ever be involved in idolatry, occultism, eastern religious worships ever again as our family is now the plantings of God.
  • I speak blessings over my families by blood, by marriage and by adoption.
  • I decree that harmony, peace, restoration of Godly order, respect, appreciation, supportiveness, stability, godly heritage, cleansed and holy bloodline, manifestations of your godly heritage and goodly inheritances, increase, promotion, advancement, godly ambition, divine healing, divine health, excellence, attitude of gratitude, spirit of excellence, fire of attraction, multiplier effect, economic and financial prosperity, empathy, compassion, kindness, patience, restorations, divine reversals and all the blessings of God that make rich and add no sorrow, should manifest right now among us all.
  • Our marriages are healed. We marry and give out in marriage. Divorces and resultant hurts are banned. The spirit of reconciliation is at work to mend all troubled marriages and dysfunction in homes.
  • Runaway fathers who abandoned their kids are taking up responsibilities of fatherhood.
  • Flighty wives are become model wives and mothers.
  • The bonds of unity in our families are strengthened. We are now our brothers and sisters keepers.
  • The fire of revival is release upon our families. Spiritual Watchmen are placed over us who will be relentless in seeking God’s face to establish our families as praise upon this earth.
  • The dew of heaven is falling upon us all. The glory of the Lord is come upon us all.
  • There shall be no deaths of infants and no one less than 100 years old can die in our families.
  • We receive the gift of long life, divine health, supernatural favors, unlimited goodness, expounding mercies, great grace and higher anointing.

We give You praise Almighty God: You are our Father, Helper, Deliverer, Sustainer, Healer and Kinsman Redeemer.

We are grateful for the Holy Spirit’s guidance throughout this prayer session. We acknowledge that Your zeal watches over these words in order to perform it speedily in the matchless name of Jesus Christ. Amein. – Hephzibah Christly

From The PrayerPoint

Prayerfully Transitioning the New Season


Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”(Isaiah 43:19; ESV) It is God who changes the times and seasons. Seasons are part of the circles of life. We require wisdom from God and knowledge of His word to transit the various seasons.

Transitions are times of change

At the end of every quarter and year ending, it is necessary to engage in intense spiritual exercises in order to transit each season appropriately.

Such spiritual exercises should include: Fasting, Prayers and Meditation on God’s Word.

  1. Fasting is necessary so that your spiritual interactions can increase. And it involves the giving up of certain luxuries such as food, drinks, TV and unnecessary social activities. So that you can spend more time in prayer, Bible Study and meditation God’s Word. Fasting helps to increase our spiritual sensitivity.

In Isaiah 58, God gives guidelines of the fast that He approves. It follows therefore, that Fasting should be the lifestyle of Christians. We should daily be involved in doing good deeds to others as fasting off food, drinks and luxuries.

  1. Prayer is the daily business of all God’s children. It is the acceptable means of communication between our spirit and God who is Spirit.

All prayers are to God in the name of Jesus Christ. Although Christ assures that He “…will do whatever you ask in my name”. (John 14:14), some prayers go unanswered.

However, we cannot blame God for unanswered prayers. God is fully committed to bring to pass all His promises. His faithfulness cannot be disputed.

Daniel embarked on a fast in the season of transition. He prayed and persisted in prayers until he received answers. But he experienced some delays even though God had responded swiftly to his prayers. The adversary has intercepted it. (Daniel 10:13)

Hindrances to Prayers:

Satanic Interference:

  • You must realize that there is an adversary who interferes with prayers (1Peter 5:7, 8), and quit blaming God.
  • The devil seeks to frustrate our prayers by intercepting answers. Like Daniel, we should ‘Pray Until Something Happens’ (P.U.S.H)
  • In order to overcome the adversary, we must be watchful, remain steadfast in faith and in prayers.

Inability to recognize the answers to prayers:

  • It is very important to recognize the times and seasons that we are in. The Promised Messiah came but rather unfortunately, the Israelites missed out. They were expecting a military leader and not a humble Fisherman. That myopic spiritual outlook hindered them from recognizing the answer
  • to their prayers.
  • We must therefore understand the times and seasons that we are in, for it is God who changes the times and seasons.


  • Do not fixate on how it must happen.

When Christ wept over Jerusalem he said: If only you know the way that makes for your peace’. In the promise of the Messiah, God’s timetable involved a Savior to deliver humanity from satan, sin, sickness, suffering etc., through repentance. But the Israelites were expecting military intervention that would rescue them from Roman oppression. And thus they missed out on the answer to their prayer.

Fixation on our peculiar expectations hinders prayer. Instead, we should be flexible and receptive of new revelations.

  • Learn how not to focus energy on what is not profitable and then miss out on answered prayers.
  • When you consistently see ‘what makes for the peace of God’ in every situation, losses, pains, disappointments and regrets will be minimal.

I’ll Timed Expression of Anger

The story of Michal in 2nd Samuel 6:14-16, 21; illustrates the down side of I’ll timed or I’ll advised expressions of anger. Michal was the love of David’s life. She was a good woman and an excellent wife. She was an extraordinary woman. Very dignified, for she was the daughter of Saul the king. But she had no child.

But alas, she did not recognize the time of her visitation.

After King David was done worshipping God in a street dance, he went with the power of the Spirit to bless his dear wife. But instead of being receptive, she vented her anger and frustration at him. She did not recognize the time of her visitation. She allowed anger to rub her of the opportunity to be blessed. And she died childless.

We should be sensitive to the moves of God’s Spirit and never allow shortcomings in our personalities to short-circuit God’s power flow to us. Michal’s story is very sad, but most of us have lost out on many opportunities to be blessed, just like her.

From the points raised on how prayers can be hindered, we should therefore never resort to blaming God when our answers to our prayers are seemingly not forthcoming.

Instead, we should pray more like Daniel did until GOD revisits our case.

Importunity is very necessary in prayers

Importunity means to ask shamelessly. The story of the woman illustrated in Luke 11, teaches the fine points of importunity which are Ask, Seek, Knock

In concluding this section on prayer, I say to you;

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.…” Luke 11:9

  1. Meditation on God’s Word

This happens to be the last on the list of ‘spiritual exercises’ we should understand and utilize as we are transitioning into our new season of change.

Meditation is one of the spiritual exercises you should do daily in order to live a life of dominion and glory. And it is very vital to both your spiritual and physical wellbeing.

In Joshua 1:8, the Bible says:

This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success” (WEB)

From the verse of scripture above, “meditation” is translated from the Hebrew “hagar” which means to “imagine; mutter”, and to “roar”.

This points us to 3 Levels of Meditation which are as follows:

  1. Visualize (See)

You have to visualize God’s Word as you study it. This means that you have to ponder or think quietly on God’s Word in pictures. As these pictures are imprinted in your mind, the Word will be driven into your spirit and will stay rooted there.

  1. Mutter (Speak)

To mutter is to speak God’s Word under your breath, to yourself, repeatedly. The more you repeat scriptures, the more personal God’s Word becomes to you.

It will transcend the faculties of your soul (which are your will, intellect and emotion) and reside in the faculties of your spirit (which are- conscience, communion and intuition), making God’s Word his message to you personally.

  1. Roar (Shout)

In the book of Isaiah, the Bible states:

For thus has the LORD spoken unto me, Like the lion and the young lion roaring over his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor disturbed by the noise of them” (Isaiah 31:4)

In the above scripture verse, the word translated ‘roaring’ is the same Hebrew word “hagar”.

When we “roar” in meditation, we drown out all the other thoughts in our consciousness: Including those enticing words of human wisdom that the devil assails our minds with. Thus, ‘roaring’ in meditation superimposes God’s Word over our thoughts.

People may consider you insane when you begin to shout God’s Word to yourself like that!

That notwithstanding, continue to meditate by “roaring”! “…for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success” (Joshua 1:8; WEB)

Power and Benefits of Meditation:


Meditation takes God’s Word from our intellect and engrafts it into our spirit.

Intellect/Mind is the seat of learning, the instrument of our thoughts. It is that aspect of the soul that allows for rational thinking.

In it lies the seat of acquired knowledge, human wisdom and reasoning also.

When God’s Word is in our minds, we are still able to rationalize it: but when it gets into the spirit, it becomes real and personal, an aspect of our being.

Even though the Word you have read may not have any scientific explanation, there is a knowing in the inside of you that it is reality. And nothing can take that ‘knowing’ from you.


In the Word of God, there is ‘rhema’ (which is the ‘spoken’ and ‘personalized’, Word) and ‘logos’ (which is the ‘written’ and ‘general’ Word)

Rhema is the spoken Word of God. It is the “now” Word of God for your situation and it comes often when meditating on the written Word, which is “Logos”. It won’t matter whether the ‘logos’ is about Zephaniah, Israel, or some Bible history or character. It comes alive for you. It becomes your personal word from God!

Rhema” makes the Bible come alive for you. By ‘rhema’ we insight, clarity, direction and sure promises from God’s Word on issues we are praying about. It brings God’s Word home to your reality.

Although Logos has the ability to produce results in you as well deliver an inheritance to you, but, you cannot your inheritance by it.

Whereas rhema would create the necessary changes in you so you can enjoy the inheritance. With rhema, there is no condition in your life or body that cannot be changed.

A ‘rhema’ from God’s Word changes everything for you!

And lastly, by Meditating on God’s Word, we would metamorphose into the living word of God. As we meditate consistently on God’s Word, we will begin to think, talk, and act like God. Your whole life will become a reflection of the Word: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”(John 1:1)


As we engage in the aforementioned spiritual exercises to facilitate the transition to a new season, we should also be cognizant of the following:

  • Do not Resist Change

God’s greatest challenge with humanity is resistance to change

Understand that although God is unchanging, it is Him who changes the times and seasons. The Bible says: “He takes away the first in order to establish the second” (Hebrew 10:9).

Flow with God’s moves. Be yielded. Respect the process.

God’s Word says in 1 Peter 5:10 that “…after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore you, secure you, strengthen you, and establish you.” (BSB)

Do not be allergic to change.

  • Repentance and Renewal

God is longsuffering. He puts up with certain things, waiting for repentance and renewal. He won’t pour new wine in an old wineskin.

Review your past and present in order to discover a trend. Then repent and renew your mind. You have to re-engineer yourself.

A changed mindset facilitates transition.

The lack of repentance can delay transition.

Daniel’s prayer of Identification-Repentance facilitated the expected change.

He identified the sins that provoked the exile, and repented of them, for and on behalf of his people. (Study Daniel chapter 9)

Be dissatisfied with the status quo. The glory of the latter house always exceeds the former. Desire the change. Put to use the power of a strong desire.

You cannot give up on your destiny.

Your tomorrow must be better than your yesterday

Know that God can cut short the days of affliction for you. Anything is possible when you believe.

  • Bear appropriate Fruits for each season”

The Bible says: “…delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season (Psalm 1:2, 3).

Meditating on God’s Word plays very important roles in enabling us bear the appropriate fruit each season.

Be sensitive in the Spirit to know the direction God wants you to go.

Paul the Apostle was prevented by the Holy Spirit at a particular time from preaching in a region of Asia. Am sure he felt bad about it. But that night he had a vision: “A man from Macedonia in northern Greece was standing there, pleading with him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us!” (Read about it in Acts 16) He perceived in the spirit that God was leading him to that region, and he obeyed.

Know the will of God for your new season.

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.

  • Sever attachments to the Past

Bible says: “The righteous keep moving forward and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger”. (Job 17:9)

Emotionally disconnect from the past- the hurts, accusations, deceits, abuses, etc. Resist the pull towards anger, bitterness and all other self-defeating internal monologues.

Be committed to the future.

Remember Lot’s wife.

She died while looking back to a bad past.

  • Be Mentored by God’s Word

People fail when they do not listen to Godly counsel from God’s anointed servants.

But be wary of Mentors who do not connect their words to an experience in their life which testifies to the ‘Word” they are sharing with you.

Run with your own inspiration.

Refuse to allow a jealous and misinformed mentor ‘make you subject against the will in expectation’.


Change is to be desired and not resisted.

Prayerfully facilitate the transition to a new season.

When revelation occurs, walk in that revelation. Have it imprinted in your heart. Affirm and proclaim it repeatedly.

The new thing God is doing in your life ‘will spring forth’ if you are not allergic to change.

Review the past in order to identify, repent and realign to God’s will.

Remember Lot’s wife.

Disconnect from the past. Stay focused of the future.

Anyone who puts his/her hands of the plow and looks back is not fir for the future.

The following chapters shall focus on Prayers and Scriptures that will facilitate the transition to our new season.

Stay prayed up.

Hephzibah Christly