This world is a spiritual world whether you believe it or not. There are witches and wizards who plan against our lives but when they sit down and plan against you, or when they think that they had finalized everything against you that is when your beginning will start.
Joseph’s brothers thought that they had finished but it was after that his glories came.
Saul pronounced death on David and it was after that David’s glory came.
Therefore, no program of darkness against your life this year will work. Where they thought that they had finalized things against you that is where you are going to start. Your glories shall rise like the mighty sun in Jesus’ name – AMEN
HAPPY NEW YEAR
At the beginning of a new year, many prophecies are released by Prophets. As a teacher of the word of God, I have somethings for you.
Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
As we look at these promises and our coming into this new year, we can start to operate in new dimensions.
To start with, you are to decree a thing before it can be established. What will you decree this new year?
Deuteronomy 33:25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
Open your mouth and shout it loud, that your shoes shall be iron and brass because you will tramp on serpents and scorpions this year and they shall all die in the mighty name of Jesus.
Every year, you are growing older, then the word of God says “as thy days, so shall thy strength be.” That means, as you are getting older, you will be getting stronger in your faith and relationship with the Lord, that gives you more power. Remember that strength is power.
Psalms 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
This is a personal message, this is a personal confession, and personal declaration, “The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me”
Whatever concerns you, on health, business, family, and every area of your life, The LORD will perfect it.
Please, let these be your testimony and confession as you love the Lord more and serves Him more this new year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
WHY DID JESUS COME?
God had a very good plan and program for man. Before He created man, He made all that man will ever need. Then He made man in His own image.
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
WHY WILL YOU CONTINUE TO SUFFER UNDER THE DANGEROUS MASTER WHEN JESUS CAME BECAUSE OF YOU?
Jesus is THE WAY, all other paths are error.
Jesus is THE TRUTH, all other sayings are error.
Jesus is THE LIFE, all other thing is death.
There are many things that make people happy, for the believer, the greatest things are:
1. He has a God who loves, who cares and who is highly concerned about every area of life.
2. In whatever situation he finds himself, he can pray.
3. He has God who answers prayers.
4. Our God is Omnipotent, H can do the impossible.
5. The only requirement is resident faith in the Unchanging God.
So my brother/sister rejoice because you have what money cannot buy.
Success is the greatest weapon to fight all enemies. When Joseph became the Prime Minister, how do you think Potiphar and his wife would have taken the news? Remember that everyone must bow to Joseph. Also when Joseph’s brothers came and met him as the Governor of Egypt, it was as it the ground should open and swallow them. They felt fully condemned.
My beloved, pray and labour to succeed in any area of your endeavour, that is the greatest torment for your enemies.
LORD BREAK THE POWERS OF MY TORMENTORS
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Tormentors are real. They are the messengers of Satan to inflect injuries on us.
ACTIONS OF TORMENTORS
God is still the Almighty who is able to deliver every one that cry for His help. Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
We shall see some cases in the Bible
Exo 1: 13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
Pharaoh and his people were the tormentors for the Israelites. They made their lives bitter until they cried unto the Lord who sent Moses to deliver them.
GIDEON’S TIME –
Jdg 6:1 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. 2 And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds. 3 And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; 4 And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass. 5 For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it. 6 And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD. 7 And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD because of the Midianites,
Sin opened the doors for Satan and his tormentors to enter. The tormentors came in a merciless way and very ruthless. Satan and his agents are very merciless and wicked.
In the book of Esther, Haman tormented Mordecai and the Israelites to the point that a day was fixed to totally exterminate or eradicate all the Israelites. They cried to the Lord and the day that was programmed tor destruction for Mordecai became his day of promotion.
Act 12:1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Herod was hired by Satan as the tormentor for the church of the living God. He killed James and he happily wanted to kill Peter. The saints prayed and rescued Peter from his hands and he died a shameful death.
In all these cases the cry of the people brought deliverances to them. Never think that it might be God’s will for you to be tormented. Even if it was your sins that opened the doors for them to come, do not accept them, actions must be taken against them. Whatever sufferings you are going through in the hands of your tormentors, cry to the Lord and He will rescue you.
There are some actions we must personally take
God has not changed and He will not change. If He helped those who called Him, He will help you. Now it is time to rise up to the challenge, you are able follow the instructions above and victory is yours in Jesus’ name.
FROM TEARS TO LAUGHTER
Luke 2: 9 – 14
There are extreme case of sorrow that God turned into joy. We shall look at some of them.
1. ISRAELITES IN EGYPT Exo 3: 7 – 10 God knows your sorrows. He knows what is troubling you,
Exodus 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; 8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
God said –
Whatever power is contending with you, the Lord will deliver you in Jesus’ name. The way that The Lord disgrace Pharaoh, God will disgrace your enemies in Jesus’ name. Whatever power says you will not go forward, will be disgraced in Jesus’ name.
This is the time of celebration and The Lord will give you joy in Jesus’ name.
Israelites looked behind them and saw the dead bodies of their enemies you will see the complete and total destructions of your enemies in Jesus’ name.
2. HANNAH 1Sam 1: 6 – 18, 27; 2: 1
Hannah was being provoked because of her situations and she was being insulted and disgraced.
Whatever the enemy is using to insult you shall be reversed in Jesus’ name.
1Samuel 1:9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.
Hannah rose up – so you must raise up your head and stop worry, thinking on negatives and crying.
The provocation moved her to go to God. No problem must hinder you from going to The Lord.
1Samuel 1:18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.
When you carry your sorrow to the Lord, leave it there.
1Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.
God turned her tears to laughter.
1Ch 4:9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
THE PRAYER OF JABEZ
We do not know what brought sorrow to the mother of Jabez and she transfer the sorrow to her son. Imagine if your name is called sorrow! Jabez was not satisfy with such a name and he prayed and the Lord changed everything for him.
Jabez become honourable because he went to God to remove the sorrow in his life. His life was totally changed because he prayed.
Every inherited sorrow must be removed.
Everything that has brought sorrow into my life or made sorrow to stay in my life should be removed in Jesus’ name.
4. THE WIDOW OF NAIN Luke 7: 11 – 16
Her husband had died, she had only one son and now the son had died. Satan wanted her to live and die in sorrow but Jesus met her.
Jesus said, weep not. Stop your tears and look up to Jesus. Direct your attention to Jesus and your tears shall change to laughter in Jesus’ name.
Human comfort had no solution but the words of Jesus carries weight.
There was erratic jubilation for the woman, the son and all the people.
Jesus spoke to the problem of this woman and Jesus has come to speak to your problems.
God is compassionate
God knows what we are going through
Jesus is the only one that can change our sorrow to joy.
God is loving
He cannot see me weeping and turned away from me.
He showed love to Israelites in Egypt.
He showed love to the widow of Nain so, He will show His love to me.
5. MARY AND MARTHA John 11: 1 – 45
Mary said, “But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.” John 11:22
Jesus said, “Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.” John 11:23
Whatever the enemy had done for you, or saying about you, Jesus has the final say.
6. DORCAS Acts 9: 36 – 41
The believers in Joppa truly believed in God and they sent for Peter. God has the final say over your life
WHY WILL GOD ANSWER YOUR PRAYER?
God will answer your prayers because of
His personality – He is a compassionate God
He is powerful – Omnipotent
His promises – Matt 11: 28
1John 3: 8b
His plan – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11
The place of prayer is the arena of joy
Preached by ELIZABETH OLADIMEJI
Victory is what everybody wants but cannot get. All Christians are supposed to have victory but they do not, why?
Every adult is entitled to have driving license but we do not all have it.
Every citizen is entitled to have international passport, how many of us have it?
There are conditions to be met before you can have victory.
Know and recognize it that Jesus had paid the price so, it is now in your hands to receive and enjoy it. “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1John 5:4
From this bible verse, the first step to be able to have victory in life is to be born into the family of God. Remember – “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8 – according to the word of God, every sinner and any sinner is a property of Satan. So, as long as there is any sin in your life, you belong to Satan and you are a slave to sin. So, you can never have victory.
To become a child of God is so simple, just confess your sins to God and ask Shim to forgive you in the name of Jesus. See these references-
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Immediately you carry out your part, God will make you His child right away. If you are born of God, if you are a Christian, you must overcome the world.
To have victory, you must fight sorrow. Sorrow present you as a fatherless child which is a disgrace to God. Sorrow comes because of what you are looking at, how you see things and your interpretation of the situation that is making you sad.
Sadness, sorrow closes your brain. When you are sorrowful, you cannot think well and you cannot pray in the right direction. As you fight sin, so fight sorrow with all your strength because both of them are killers.
Jesus is The Captain of our salvation, so to have victory we must focus on Him.
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
He is our burden bearer and He understand the feelings of our infirmities.
How can you have victory?
Know who you are –
Know yourself on the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual areas. These will inform your actions and reactions that brings victory.
Majority of believers do not see themselves as God sees them. God saw Gideon as a mighty man while he saw himself as a fearful man. So, for you to have victory, you must see yourself the way God sees you.
Lastly, you must know and use the promises of God. He cannot fail therefore His words cannot fail.
Learn to pray with authority as Jesus commanded us.
Elijah did that and enjoyed victory.
David did that and enjoyed victory.
So you can enjoy victory over sin, Satan and every circumstances on every day of your life.
Rise up and walk in the liberty wherein Christ has made you FREE.
THE SECRET OF SUCCESS
Happiness is a powerful tool that God had given man for successful living. Wherever you find happiness, you will find success there. That is the reason why Satan had been fighting seriously against happiness. We must make a point very clear here – laughter is not happiness and joy is from the fountain of the heart.
1. THE POWER OF HAPPINESS Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
We can summarize the POWER OF HAPPINESS – Happiness
|Gives boldness and courage|
|Comforts and imparts courage to others|
|Allows better relationship|
|Gives inner and outer healing|
|Makes the brain sharp –gives ability to reason better|
|Strengthens our faith and confidence in God|
|Repeals the enemies and attracts the power of God to us|
2. ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS
Whatever is good in life has enemies, so these are the enemies of happiness
|Hypocrisy Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?|
|Envy and jealousy|
|Worry and anxiety|
|Ingratitude especially to God|
|Lack of understanding (especially the promises of God and his plans)|