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THESE TWO ARE COSTLY

While reflecting on life a few weeks ago; I realized two keys areas that impacted me greatly. These areas were also costly psychologically, spiritually and economically. Had I known, I would have changed a few courses in my life, but thanks be to God who has revealed these now. The two areas are (1) spiritual ignorance (not knowing) and (2) the desire to belong.

The Scriptures that came to mind as I reflected on these were: Jeremiah 33.3 Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come and Psalm 32.8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Spiritual Ignorance in this context means not knowing spiritual aspects of both kingdoms. God’s Kingdom and the demonic.
(1) For example, failing to grasp the ways God spoke or warned me severally because I assumed those were just my thoughts talking. Or accepting a prophesy and just running with it without praying about it or even testing the prophesy.

(2)On the demonic, it took me quite a while to realize that evil exists. I did not know about potential doors that we can open for satan through our words or actions. I just be believed the world was a nice place and everyone who said they were saved were genuine Christians until the opposite happened.

(3) The need to belong also served to be costly. Inviting and allowing people in your life whom you shouldn’t . It is from here that I learned that not everybody who gets close to you has good intentions for you. See my problem was that I trusted easily, helped easily, sympathized quickly and was prompt to help. Until the phone calls stopped after the help was granted or more was required after the help was given or worse yet, the friendship ended after the support was granted.

The need to belong makes one susceptible to wrong company; people who distract you from your destiny and are mostly time wasters. I also noticed that satan used these wrong associates for spiritual attacks. Satan will often use the person (s) closest to you to attack. The person Satan uses is rarely far from you, look at your inner circle.
This week’s blog is on self-reflection on our walk with God.

The reason I experienced the above is because I did not have a relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a true Helper who guides us in everything. In both Jeremiah 33 and Psalm 32, this same Holy Spirit will show us the deeper things that God wants for our destiny. The Holy Spirit is the one who reveals satanic schemes as well.
The Holy Spirit will show how to pray and join you in prayers. He will even guide and connect us to “healthy people” who will support God’s purpose in us. When you are with God assigned people and in God designated environment, you will thrive and be fruitful.

This weekend ask the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself to you; then get greedy and ask Him to show you everything about yourself or your family. Be ready then to embrace what He shows you.

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DIG DEEP TO STAY HIGH

Foundations in any aspect are very critical in ensuring stability and longevity. Predictions and outcomes can be made based on foundations that were laid. Studies have shown this; and whether it is in our spiritual journeys, ministries or life, there remains emphasizes to lay the right foundation. However, God may ask you to dig deep and remove some heavy-duty dirt to take you to the next level.

It is the story of the wine skins. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. Instead, new wine is poured into new wineskins.” Mark 2:22.

If committed to being trained by God, He does this in stages and often the Holy Spirit will lead you to face unaddressed issues. God is so loving enough that He will allow you to mature to be able to handle what you have always ignored. That is why some deliverances are in stages. Normally these are matters of the heart. The pain, the anger, the bitterness, the unforgiveness, the trauma, the hurt, the wrong beliefs, the pride, the arrogance, the whining, the complaining, the wrong friends or relationships, the bad attitude, the self-pity, the poor identity, the selfishness, the low self-esteem, the procrastination, the laziness, the depression, the fear.

Slowly by slowly God will take you there to start dealing with them and bring you healing. Please note that all is in love. God loves you so much and desires to heal you so that He can do something new; give you the new wine. See when the junk is out, your heart becomes a new wine skin, deliverance occurs, you are set free then healing and restoration begins.

Since God has greater purposes for you, He also wants to ensure that you have laid the right foundation for where He is taking you next. Satan will try to reason with you to keep the junk. This is demon of oppression(stagnation) that wants to keep you from progressing in life and the things of God. Never allow the junk to keep you hostage.

This week dig deep, are there some things you need to let go? Are you ready for your deliverance and healing? At times, I went to God in tears crying “Lord this hurt is too difficult for me; help me, heal, deliver, help me Holy Spirit. Call on the Holy Spirit, He is our Helper. I am a testimony of being healed and delivered by God privately in prayer. This same God can do it for you.

2017 was declared a year of breakthrough. We are approaching the end of its first half. Take courage this week and dig deep. God wants to take you to a high HIGH

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LEAVE THE CAMP

I have observed something in the ministerial journey so far and even on a personal note. That the spirit of setback can manifest by constantly reminding you of past trauma, offenses of negative situations and even successes and achievements.My encouragement to you this week is “do not make a bed out of the situation, leave the camp!

Whenever you start rehearsing past experiences whether good or bad and don’t seem to moving forward; you have just made a camp. Satan may even lead you to believe that “you own the issue with labels like “my migraines”, my abuse, my loss, my arthritis, my divorce; or you know, I can’t be healed because this runs in my family; my success, my award, my profit, my promotion. Shortly after, you find yourself identifying yourself with these These are deceptions and tactics to give you a false identity, keep you stagnant, to keep you from deliverance and to keep you from pursuing your destiny. Camp no more!

You know, there a gets a point where you can’t just take these anymore; where you draw the line, and say enough is enough. I am not down playing any negative experiences or their effects; but do not allow satan to keep you in his camp. His aim is to pamper you, make you feel victimized and rationalize you to destruction; aborting your destiny.

The story of the 4 lepers in 2 Kings 7:4 If we say, ‘We’ll go into the city’—the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. These were lepers who in the were castes making some dire decisions about their destinies. (Please read the whole chapter 2 Kings 7)

MOST DELIVERANCES OCCUR WHEN WE DENOUNCE AND LET GO WHAT WE HAVE ALLOWED IN OUR LIVES; REVOKING FALSE BELIEFS AND COVENANTS ESTABLISHED IN THE “CAMP”. This week evaluate any areas of your life where you do not see progress for any “camp behavior”. Denounce them and give them an exit slip with NO RETURN STAMPS in the name of Jesus. Once they leave, fill your life with Bible Scriptures concerning the area you just released; pray more and ask the Holy Spirit to heal that area completely. Then ask the Holy Spirit to also show you the progress you should pursue. And don’t worry, even if you had “camped” for so long, the same Holy Spirit will recompense 7 times more what the canker worm had eaten Joel 2:32- And EVERYONE who calls on the name of the Lord shall be delivered

The Breakthroughs and new things in 2017, will only happened when we DECIDE to let go the past and present; surrender and allow God to fully lead you. Are you ready to leave the camp?
#freedom; #nolongerslaves;#taketherisk; #deliverance

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ASPIRE FOR THE GREATER ONE

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But when He (Holy Spirit), the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what He hears from God our Father, and He will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13

We are living in an age where many are seeking for answers and solutions to life issues. To some, it is just a quest for spirituality, a sense of belonging and quest for a fulfilled destiny. Some still question what their destinies are. There seems to be an increased hunger to quench multiple voids.

Because of these many have resorted to any means that would provide them answers. Most have tapped into astrology, psychic operations, alternative religions or blend of multiple faiths. More disturbing though is the increasing number of believers who have resorted to prophetic gifts as their own source of direction; turning it to what I term “prophetic psychics”.

The problem of relying on a person for direction is that it opens one to deception, exploitation and hurt especially if the source of that person’s information is not God. Second, it leads to Idolatry because the person or thing replaces God as the sole source for everything.

Christians are however blessed to have the assigned Helper; the Holy Spirit. The beauty of this is that the Holy Spirit only leads you the truth concerning the past, the present and the future. Secondly, what the Holy Spirit tells you will never contradict the Word of God or the destiny God has for you because the Holy Spirit hears directly from God then disseminates to you. The issue though is that most Christians do not want to foster the relationship with the Holy Spirit.

This week, purpose to foster a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Start by asking “Holy Spirit Come”. Welcome the Holy Spirit to lead your prayers, to guide your day, ask Him questions, ask Him to show you things about your marriage, children or family. Ask him for ideas about job, work project or business; when and where to relocate to, ask the Holy Spirit to join your board & business meetings, invite Him in your thought process and emotions, talk to Him openly, tell the Holy Spirit everything. Press in to pray more in tongues (prayer language) if you have this gift. He, The Holy Spirit will guide you in all truth.