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Commentary on Luke 8: The divine touch of Jesus

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Luke 8 vs. 43-46

43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,

44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.

45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

  1. The woman with the issue of blood for 12 years touched Jesus and was healed
  2. Someone needs to touch Jesus today, to receive a miracle.
  3. Someone needs to be touched by Jesus to receive healing
  4. Receive the touch of Jesus and be healed
  5. Receive the touch of Jesus for favour
  6. Receive the touch of Jesus for fruitfulness
  7. Receive the touch of Jesus for breakthrough in Jesus name.


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Commentary on Luke 5: How to receive a net breaking miracle  

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Read Luke 5 vs. 1-5 – 1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

 

 2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

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 3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

 

 4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

 

5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless, at thy word I will let down the net.

 

Simon Peter received a net-breaking miracle and you can follow his principle to receive such a miracle.

 

  1. You need divine favour. Peter was not the only fisherman washing his net when Jesus came to the lake of Gennesaret, but Jesus singled him out and approached him. Your miracle shall find you and locate you in Jesus name

 

  1. Peter was not the only ship owner by the lake of Gennesaret. There were two ships there, but Jesus decided to enter the ship of Peter. The Lord shall enter your ship today in Jesus name.

 

  1. Peter released his ship to Jesus. There is a ship in your hand, you need to release to Jesus so that you can receive a blessing.

 

  1. Peter obeyed simple instruction. He was not wise in his eyes. He thrusted out the ship and launched the nets according to the commandment of Jesus. As you obeyed divine instructions, you shall receive net-breaking miracles in Jesus name.
  2. Peter was patient. He waited patiently as Jesus preached from his ship. Jesus sermon inside the ship, could possibly have taken hours. He did not complain. He did not hurry Jesus up, even though he was tired from all night toiling without profits. Impatience shall not cause you to miss your miracle in Jesus name.

 

  1. Peter believed the word. “At thy word, I will let down the net” 5And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless, at thy word I will let down the net.

 

Hold on to the word, and you shall receive a net-breaking miracle in Jesus name.

 

  1. Peter let down the ship and the net for Jesus. I repeat again that there is something in your hands you need to let down for Jesus to receive a miracle.

 

  1. Everything obeys the word of Jesus. Even fishes know their creator. The fishes filled the net of Peter at the word of Jesus. What happened was that the fishes heard their creator preaching, and they came to worship Him, and in the process got caught in Peter’s net. As you allow Jesus to enter and use your ship, every material thing- profits, fortunes, goodness and open doors shall pursue you in Jesus name.

 

  1. You need helpers and partners to overcome recession. Peter had fishing partners that helped me to draw up the net breaking miracle of fishes, otherwise he would have got drown. He had helper fishermen that assisted him to possess his blessings. You need helpers to connect you.

 

  1. Don’t be greedy. The ship of Peter alone could not accommodate his miracles. He had to call for assistance. If Peter was greedy, his miracle would had sunk him. Be contented when your miracle comes.

 

 

  1. Maintain good relationship with others. If Peter did not have good relationship with the other ship owners and fishermen, he would not have received support and his ship would had sunk.

 

  1. Lastly, when God blesses you, the whole world will know. God’s blessings are in abundance. God’s blessings will make you a blessing to others. Peter affected the fellow ship owner and fishermen with his blessings. His ship alone could not accommodate his blessings, and he had to share his blessings with others. When God blesses you, you shall become a blessing.

Prayer

  • God of Simon Peter, give me a net-breaking miracle in Jesus name.

 

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New month prayer: Holy Spirit, give me souls this month!

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New month sermon: How to win a soul for the kingdom of God

1 Corinthians 10 vs 3

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 dFor the weapons eof our warfare are not 1carnal but fmighty in God gfor pulling down strongholds, 5 hcasting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

 

  1. This is really a scripture for soul winning rather than for deliverance.
  2. Several issues are clear from this scripture.
  3. You may not be able to win a soul simply be evangelizing.
  4. There are strong holds that have held unbelievers captive and you need to pull them down in the spirit before you can win the captives for Christ
  5. You can not win a soul through debate and arguments on the scriptures. If for instance someone asks you: How are you sure there is heaven, have you been to heaven before? I am sure you may not be able to give a convincing respond.
  6. You cannot win a soul by trying to debunk philosophies and theories against the Bible.
  7. The most effective way of soul winning is intercessory prayer and fasting to cast down strongholds that have held believers captive.
  8. You need to engage in warfare in the spirit to set unbelievers free physically and spiritually

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Holy Spirit, give me souls this month in Jesus name

 

Sermon: Stop them before they stop you. Kill them before they kill you

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1 Samuel 2 vs 6
“The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.” 

  1. Pharaoh wanted to stop Israelites from entering the promised land, but the God of Israel killed him at the Red sea.
  2. Samson refused to stop Delilah from seducing him, and the enemies of Samson, the Philistines, killed him.
  3. Goliath boosted against the Lord and vowed to stop the Israelites from entering the land of milk and honey, but David rose up and beheaded Goliath.
  4. 850 false prophets gathered on Mount Carmel to kill Elijah, but Prophet Elijah called down fire from heaven and killed all the 850 false  prophets with a sword. 1 Kings 18.
  5. King Ahaziah sent 100 soldiers to arrest Elijah, but Prophet Elijah called down fire from heaven and killed all the 100 soldiers. 2 Kings 1.
  6. Haman planned to kill Mordecai and the Jews, but the Jews prayed and Mordecai was hanged.
  7. Herod wanted to kill Baby Jesus, as a matter of  fact he killed thousands of babies while searching for Jesus; but Herod died suddenly and Jesus fulfilled destiny.
  8. Herod demanded for the head of John the Baptist.
    Unfortunately, John the Baptist  allowed his enemies to use his head as pepper soup rather than calling  down  fire from heaven in the power and spirit of Elijah
  9. Stephen full of Holy Ghost (See Acts 7 vs 54) , prayed for his murderers as he was being stoned to death. If he was Elijah, fire would have consumed his enemies.
  10. Herod killed James with the sword,but when he wanted to kill Peter, the Brethren rose up in prayer and stopped him. Acts 12
  11. Forty Jews swore not to eat and drink until they kill Paul ( See Acts 23 vs 13). They all died of hunger because God saved Paul.
  12. Conclusion
    Beloved, if you don’t stop the enemy like David stopped Goliath, the enemy will stop you.
  13. If you refuse to spiritually kill your enemies like the Jews killed Haman, your Hamans will use your blood for witchcraft pepper soup.
  14. If you behave like Samson and refuse to kill sin in your life, you may end up dancing in a party organised by your enemies to celebrate  your downfall.

Stop them before they stop you.

Kill sin before it kills you.

Kill your enemies spiritually before they kill you.Image result for 1 Samuel 2 vs 6 “The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.”

Prayers

I stop the powers stopping my marriage.

  1. I stop the powers stopping my pregnancy.
  2. I stop the powers stopping my moving forward
  3. I kill the powers killing my business
  4. I kill the powers killing my salvation
  5. I kill the powers killing my life, my glory, my destiny, my health, my joy, my breakthroughs etc in Jesus name
  6. I kill the  Pharaohs.
  7. I behead the Goliaths.
  8. I kill the Herods
  9. I hang the Hamans.
  10. I destroy the false prophets
  11. I kill sin In Jesus name
  12. I kill household and family witchcraft in Jesus name
  13. My head my life shall not end up in witchcraft pepper soup in Jesus name

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How to receive/get a miracle: Break the roof !

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Mark 2 vs 1-13 –And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home.

2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them.  And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.

4 And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. 5 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 6 Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts,

7 “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”Image result for Mark 2 vs 1-13

8 And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them,“Why do you question these things in your hearts?

9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’?

10 But that you may know that bthe Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic—

11 “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.”

12 And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

How to receive a miracle: Break the roof

The story of how the Man sick of palsy received healing from Jesus contains several lessons on how to receive a miracle.

1. Have a strong desire. The man could not have been the only one sickly, but he was the only one that overcame all odds to present himself for healing miracle.

2. Present yourself to Jesus. The man knew he needed supernatural intervention to be healed, so he presented himself to Jesus. If you want a miracle, approach the miracle worker.

3. Have extreme faith. The sick man agreed to be taken up the ladder, agreed to be let down a broken roof, and agreed to go through all the pains to receive healing. You need to leave and abandon your comfort zone to receive healing. No pain no gain. You need to go through the pain of studying the Bible, praying without ceasing, fasting, sacrificial holiness, and service to God.

4. Have supporters. Iron sharpeneth Iron. You need people to help you get out of crises. You need more friends not enemies. Who took the man with his sick bed to Jesus, who attempted to bring him to Jesus and failed, who took him up the roof, who broke the roof, who took him down a broken roof without the sick getting injured, who laid the sick man on the bed before Jesus, and who called the attention of Jesus to the sick man? His Friends and family members!  This year you need more friends and associates that will help you come out of crisis.

5. To sustain your miracle you need to run from sin. Jesus told him to go and sin no more. If you go back to sin, Satan will afflict you again

6. Use wisdom . It takes wisdom for the friends/family of the sick man to know they needed to break the roof to receive a miracle.Otherwise the man would have died in sickness

7. Purse your dreams. I am sure the man and his friends would have faced ridicule, oppositions, scorn, and physical pain while climbing and breaking the roof to get to Jesus. Ignore the world, pursue your dreams, and the world will end up celebrating you

Prayer

  1. I break the roof covering my open heavens in Jesus name.
  2. I break the roof of prayerlessness and sin covering my miracles in Jesus name

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DIVINE PRESENCE FACILITATES GOOD WORKS

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10)

Read: Colossians 1:9-11

In Acts 2, after Peter delivered a powerful few minutes’ sermon, he made an altar call and 3000 souls responded. This shows that he was experiencing open Heavens. I have observed that prospering is not so much as the line of business or one’s expertise in one’s field (although these matter) as much as whether Heaven is open or closed to the individual.

If Heaven is open to you, even when all you sell is water, you will stand out and be a multi-millionaire. If it is firewood you are selling, people will stop patronizing others, and all roads would lead to your location. If you are operating a canteen, people will come to ask where you learnt to cook so well.

This season, Heaven will be opened to you. Peter and John had been seeing the lame man at the Beautiful Gate parish for years but could not do anything. But when Heaven opened to them on the day of Pentecost, they met the same lame man at the same location, in the same state, but this time, they had something to offer (Acts 3:1-8). When Heaven opens to you, you will have something to offer to the needy.

Thank God for laying on of hands. Many lives have been dramatically affected through this. The reason some lay hands on your head and nothing happened, is because the hands were empty. Heaven has not empowered them. In Matthew 3:16, not only did the Holy Spirit descend on Jesus, He also abode with Him. Jesus became the permanent residence of the Holy Spirit.

When Heaven opens to you, you will be guaranteed of divine presence which also means divine backing over whatever you embark on. According to Acts 10:38, Jesus could produce good works because God was with Him. If you desire to do good or be full of good works, you must crave the divine presence in your life. Have you been struggling with living the Christian life? Are you compromising with unbelieving colleagues in your office? Is it difficult for you to stand for the truth in the face of compromising believers?

Do you find it difficult to forgive that neighbour who has offended you? You need open Heavens to release the divine presence that can help you do what you cannot ordinarily do. The Lord will open Heaven upon you and empower you to be fruitful in serving Him, living right, and in doing every good work in Jesus’ Name.

Lord, as never before, let me be a carrier of the Holy Spirit.

BEYOND ENEMY’S DEATH

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
wolfsMemorise: “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16)

Read: Matthew 2:19-23

After the wise men returned by another route to their home country, Herod was more than furious. He had waited in vain and now he was quite certain they were not returning. That was not enough to terminate his secret plot to kill Jesus. Then he went all out to get Him. He ordered all children from two years and below to be executed. This shows Satan’s limitation in knowledge.

Satan knows too little – in fact next to nothing compared with our God who is All-knowing. Why could Satan not inform his representative – king Herod where Jesus was? Why did he have to depend on the wise men to tell him? Up till now, Satan acts on the information he gathers through his agents from people.

Unfortunately, some believers are the ones keeping Satan informed about their plans, strategies and next moves, yet they are surprised when they meet with disappointments. Can you imagine, even though king Herod was told of a child born king, he was so mad that he could not differentiate between male and female children. He killed all, even when common sense should have told him that his target was a male. Satan is an indiscriminate life waster! He does not mind taking 10,000 lives in an attempt to waste just one valued life! And most times, it is the supposed innocents that are wasted.

No unbeliever is safe. God can do anything to protect His own. It is an irony that the parents of the children who were killed were under Satan’s control. This tells us that the greatest victims of the devil are his devotees and their families. Satan cannot keep anyone who comes under his cover!

Moreover, one would have thought that the search for the child Jesus was over the moment king Herod died. That was far from it. Why? King Herod’s son was well informed. Infact, he thought the child was born to displace him. So he continued his search, hence God warned Joseph on his return from Egypt not to stay in Judea. This was how Jesus grew up in Galilee. We should not rest on our oars even after the death of an enemy. Watch his or her descendants to know if any of them has continued from where their parents stopped.

The death of a notable enemy is not necessarily the end of his or her wickedness or dreams (Esther 8:3-14). Some people who were delivered from their strong enemy, later became preys of the children of that enemy because they were taken unawares. Be on guard! After that victory, don’t go on vacation. Stand!

Father, terminate by fire every satanic arrangement of my late enemies and their successors against my destiny.

WHICH SURPRISE PACK?

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
romans-11-22-660x330Memorise: “Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off” (Romans 11:22 )

Read: Romans 11:17-24

Our God is called Wonderful (Isaiah 9:6). He is loaded with awe-causing events – both good and bad and distributes these to people, depending on whether they are friends or foes. He revealed Himself to the Israelites and the Egyptians as the Wonderful, only that each saw His wonders from two different ends.

Another person who knew Jesus as the Wonderful was Peter. In Luke 5:1-11, after exhausting all effort without catching a single fish, Peter encountered Jesus. From the same lake where he could not catch a fish, with the revelation of the Wonderful, Peter’s catch sank two ships. When the Wonderful is involved in your case, where you could not get anything from will be the same place, idea, business, profession or family you will obtain a harvest beyond comprehension.

Peter was so shocked, awe-stricken and dumb-founded at this surprise pack from the Wonderful that he became confused on how to respond. This season, the Lord will release a positive surprise package into your hands that will cause you to open your mouth in surprise in the Name of Jesus Christ.

“Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off” (Rom 11:22). God’s goodness is released from His positive wonder packs, while His judgement come from the negative wonder packs. In today’s reading, we are told of the dealings of the Wonderful with both Jews and Gentiles. Initially, God chose to introduce Himself to the Israelites.

He specially chose them as His children and fought against all their enemies. Even when Jesus came, He said He was sent to the lost house of Israel (Matthew 15:24). Also in Acts 1:8, priority was given to Israel. These were all parts of the pleasant surprises from the Wonderful. But when they continued to grieve His Spirit, He cut them off and started dealing with the Gentiles. That was His severity – a negative surprise as far as the Jews were concerned.

Are you a believer? You qualify for pleasant surprise packs from the Wonderful. But if you do not sustain your righteous standing and daily make Him happy, He may show you another aspect of His surprises – judgement. That shall not be your portion in Jesus’ Name. You are the one to determine which surprise package will come to you by your works, thoughts and desires.

Lord, as you visit me with good surprise packs, visit every oppressor of my destiny with negative surprises.

Prayer points: I overcome the strongman of the new year

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Luke 11 vs 21- 22: When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up his plunder.

  1. Strongman of the new year, somersault and die in Jesus name
  2. I overcome every strongman of the new year in Jesus name.
  3. Power to overcome strongmen of the new year, fall on me in Jesus name.
  4. Strongman assigned to hinder my blessings in the new year, be arrested in Jesus
  5. I plunder my blessings from the hands of the Strongman of this year.
  6. Anointing to be stronger than the strongman fall on me in Jesus name

 

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New Year prayer points: I shall move forward this new year in Jesus name

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Proverbs 4 vs 18: But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

  1. My star arise and shine in the new year in Jesus name
  2. I shall fulfil destiny in the new year in Jesus name
  3. I shall move forward this new year in Jesus name

 

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New year deliverance prayers: Enemies of my breakthrough shall fall

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Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.-Isaiah 54 vs 17

  1. Enemies of my breakthrough fall in Jesus name.
  2. Evil conspirators, scatter in Jesus name
  3. Wasting powers, be wasted in Jesus.
  4. Hindering powers, roast by fire in Jesus name
  5. I defeat the strongman of the new year
  6. Goliaths of failure, I behead you in Jesus name

 

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Cross over night prayer points: Thus saith the Lord, this is my year

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O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.Thus saith the LORD – Jeremiah 22 vs 29

  1. Year 2017, thus saith the Lord, you shall not consume me.
  2. Year 2017, thus saith the Lord, my star shall shine.
  3. Year 2017, thus saith the Lord, you shall celebrate me.
  4. Year 2017, thus saith the Lord you shall favour me
  5. Year 2017, thus saith the Lord, you shall vomit my blessings
  6. Year 2017, thus saith the Lord, this is my year
  7. Year 2017, thus saith the Lord, this year, I shall overcome sin
  8. Year 2017, thus saith the Lord, this year, I shall be a soul winner
  9. Year 2017, thus saith the Lord, this year, I shall serve the Lord more.
  10. Year 2017, hear the word of the Lord, arise and favour me
  11. Year 2017, hear the word of the Lord, arise and promote me
  12. Year 2017, hear the voice of the Lord, arise and fight my battles
  13. Year 2017, hear the word of the Lord, manifest my glory.
  14. Year 2017, year the word of the Lord, fulfil my destiny
  15. Year 2017, hear the word of the Lord, move me forward
  16. Year 2017, hear the word of the Lord, vomit my blessings
  17. Year 2017, hear the word of the Lord push me into breakthroughs

 

 

In Jesus name

New Year Prayers: This year shall not consume me

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Psalms 118-17: I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD

  1. My obituary shall not be announced in this new year in Jesus name.
  2. Powers digging a grave for me in the new year, enter your coffins in Jesus name
  3. This new year shall not consume me in Jesus name.
  4. Every grave dug for me in the new year, swallow your digger in Jesus name
  5. I cancel every satanic agenda for me in the new year in Jesus name.

 

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Prayer points for the end of the year: The Lord shall fight for me

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Exodus 14 vs 14: The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace

 

  1. God of Israel, fight my battles in this new year.
  2. Battles waiting for me in the new year, fade away by the blood of Jesus
  3. The enemies I saw in the past year, I shall not see them this new year in Jesus name.
  4. I receive power to become stronger than the strongman in Jesus name.
  5. Powers planning to reinforce poverty, sickness, failures against my life this new year, be consumed by the host of heaven
  6. Evil reinforcements against my destiny scatter in Jesus name

 

 

 

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End of Year prayers: Evils of the new year, pass over me in Jesus name

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Ephesians 5:16: Redeeming the timebecause the days are evil

  1. I shall not eat the evils of the new year in Jesus name
  2. I shall not eat out of the tragedies and calamities of the new year in Jesus name
  3. Evil days waiting for me in the new year, be converted to the days of Joy in Jesus name
  4. Powers that say the new year shall not be happy for me, be silenced in Jesus name.
  5. Evils of the new year, pass over me in Jesus name

 

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End of year deliverance prayers: I shall not be a victim of wickedness

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  1. Wicked powers waiting for me in the new year, eat your flesh in Jesus name
  2. Wicked powers waiting for me in the new year, drink your blood in Jesus name
  3. Wickedness of the new year, consume the wicked in Jesus name
  4. I shall not be a victim of wickedness in the new year.

 

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Names of Jesus Christ-Wonderful, Counselor,The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters” (Exodus 15:10)

Read: Exodus 15:1-11

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

In the above verse, we are told of five names and titles of our Lord Jesus Christ and each of them is not only power-packed, but also significant for His church on earth. He is called ‘Wonderful’.

This means full of wonders. The fact that He is called Wonderful means that we should expect lots of wonder, surprise-causing events from Him. Exodus 15:11 lends credence to this special name saying, “Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods?Image result

Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” Why is He called Wonderful? It is because He is the custodian of wonders – both pleasant and unpleasant, and gives them out to His friends, foes and demons as situation demands.

For instance at the Red Sea, He revealed Himself to both the Israelites and the Egyptians as the One full of wonders. He gave the former pleasant wonders by parting the Red Sea for them to escape from their enemies. It was in appreciation of this that the Israelites sang the song of Moses (Exodus 15:1-19).

On the other hand, the Egyptians got their dose of surprise – but a negative one this time. They saw the Red Sea open and they went after Israel. Their mouths were open as they saw what they never saw before, and were still looking when the sea covered them.

Unfortunately, many enemies of God never live to tell the story of their encounter with the Wonderful. Someone asked, What is a wonder? A wonder is an unexpected event that leaves your mouth wide open. The Yorubas call it Iyanu – (a wonder that leaves your mouth agape). When you encounter the Wonderful, you will not know when your mouth will open in surprise. If nothing has caused you to open your mouth without closing it, you are yet to know Him as the Wonderful.

Until He reveals Himself to you as the Wonderful, you cannot assess the surprise packages in His kitty that can truly overwhelm you. From today, ask Him to reveal Himself to you as the Wonderful. Situations in your life will only respond to Him as the Wonderful.

Ask that God would terminate the activities of false prophets and false churches in this nation.

UNCHANGING GOD

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  By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: ” And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail” (Hebrew 1:12)

Read: Hebrews 1:8-12

hebrew1In Matthew 26:36-46, the Lord Jesus Christ went into a garden called Gethsemane with His disciples. He separated Himself to seek God’s face on an issue. He prayed. The prayer He said that day was so remarkable because the salvation of mankind depended on it. He prayed until His physical strength gave way to supernatural strength. He agonized in prayer until His sweat became as thick as blood.

Until then He had a record of 100% answers to prayer requests but on this day, He repeated the same request three times yet God did not change His mind. From this, we learn that where God’s plan or purpose is involved, no amount of prayer can cause Him to negate them. If you are asking God to change His Word, you are wasting your time and effort. Rather, ask to know His will and align with it.

“For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed” (Malachi 3:6). Prayers do not change God. The above scripture tells us we are not consumed because of God’s immortality. James 1:17 says God cannot even change in the slightest degree while Hebrews 13:8 says He retains his essence in spite of fleeting moments, situations and circumstances.

Before, during and after your prayer, God remains God. He does not change. Your request does not add to or subtract from Him. Your prayer does not strip him of his dress. What He wore before creating the world is still what He is wearing. The fashion of earth fades away and continues to change but heavenly fashion never changes. God’s clothes are of the best designer – made by Himself, hence it does not need to be changed. He wears light. God is not carried away by the direction the multitudes are going.

God is eternally God. His seat is never vacant for anyone to contest for it. That might be one of Satan’s bones of contention but there is nothing anyone can do about it. God cannot be dethroned but is willing to share His throne with His human favorites, not angels. And this is for all eternity! For all who will share God’s throne, they will become unchangeable as God is.

Can you imagine yourself sharing God’s throne with Him? To do this you must be genuinely saved. You must overcome sin, Satan, the flesh and the world like Jesus did. You have to love and obey Him beyond everyone else. This year, God will not change His good plans towards you.

Jesus died for street urchins too. Pray and plan to present Christ to them and to take them off the streets.

ACCEPTABLE COVENANT BREAKING

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Memorise: “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom” (2 Timothy 4:1)

Read: Romans 1:29-31

wisemenThe wise men immediately responded to the revelation of the unusual star they saw announcing the birth of Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12). These were nobles, highly respected and feared, but when the unusual star revealed that Jesus was more than any noble they had seen, they decided to seek Him. They did not worship Herod because he was just an ordinary king. All nobles have just One person they must bow to: His Name is Jesus Christ.

Any noble, president, governor, captain of industry or highly placed individual who feels too big to bow to Jesus now, will bow to Him later – when He seats to judge all men (2 Timothy 4:1). The difference is, if you bow now to Him, He will be on your side and make you a king under His everlasting Kingdom. That Kingdom has no end (Daniel 2:44). But if you fail to bow to Him now, it will be too late for the fellow if he or she dies in that state.

Have you bowed to Jesus Christ of Nazareth? If you can bow to Him, He will make sure your enemies bow to you. It is great wisdom to bow to the King of kings. Any king in your life or circumstance who refuses to bow to His will shall be uprooted this season in Jesus’ Name.

On the other hand, before the wise men departed, king Herod entered into an agreement with them that they must bring him feedback on the city, address and details on this child born king. After they traced the star to the location of the King of kings and had worshipped and offered Him gifts, they had a dream. In it, God warned them not to return to king Herod.

In fact, they were not to take the path they came by. By this, they were to break their covenant or agreement with Herod. But why would a God who is against covenant breaking encourage breaking of certain covenants at the same time (Romans 1:29-32)? Any covenant that God does not uphold is null and void. Any covenant that goes against God’s Word or will is voidable. If before you were born again, you had a certain covenant or agreement with the kingdom of darkness, now that you are born again, you are under no obligation to stick with it.

You can and should void it. Break it. Renounce it. You are now under a new government. You must not adhere to the agreements of the secret societies, lodges, cults or covens you once belonged after you have received Christ. Also, you should not fear them because you are now operating a far higher authority than any satanic group. Submit yourself for deliverance prayers and destroy all their symbols, regalia, books and property. You have no agreement with hell. Break away from all sin partners.

List negative covenants you have been involved in. Break them one by one using the authority in the Name of Jesus Christ.

DELISTED?

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Memorise: “And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book” (Exodus 32:33)

Read: Revelation 20:11-15

blotted-8-728“On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king” (Esther 6:1).

The story of Mordecai is an interesting one with several lessons for us today. The first thing that comes to mind is that every organized kingdom keeps records. Just as king Ahasuerus kept records of events, so does the King of kings. Heaven has lots of books out of which are some registers for human beings. Revelation 20:11-15 tells us of two sets of books – the book of life and the books of death. Everyone that is born into this world has his or her name in one of the books.

Wherever your name falls is where all your deeds will be recorded. Everyone who is born again and is still living right until time of death can be assured that his or her name is in the book of life. The moment you are washed in the blood of Jesus and become a new creature in Christ, your name enters the Lamb’s book of life (Revelation 21:27).

It takes your daily living to please Him to sustain your name there. If you return to sin, God has no choice but to erase the name of that fellow from this book. Also, what will happen to anyone and where the fellow will spend eternity will be determined by which book the fellow’s name is. Every sinner’s name is in one of the books of death, hence, they will be doomed in eternal hell.

“And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book” (Exodus 32:33). Even from the time of Moses, it was common knowledge that God had a book where all righteous souls are listed. Are you born again? If yes, congratulations! It is not enough to have your name in the most important book in the universe. Keeping it there is the challenge.

Satan is out to delist your name from that book. That colleague that is mounting pressure on you to compromise with sin, is actually Satan’s vehicle to delist you. Some powerful names have been delisted from that book. Judas Iscariot and Demas once had their names in that book but were delisted. It is only when your name is there, that you will be entitled to your portion from God’s Kingdom. Do everything in your power to retain your name in this glorious book. Has your name been delisted? Re-enrol today!

Father, frustrate every known or unknown move of the enemy to delist my name from the Lamb’s Book of Life. Lord, fill this year’s Convention with your presence, power, and miracles. Grant us journey mercies during the Convention.

PROMPT COMPLIANCE

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Memorise: “When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed” (Ecclesiastes 5:4)

Read: Ecclesiastes 5:4-6

vowBut be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (James 1:22). To satisfy the deep longings of the King of kings, you must be a man of action. God is looking for doers, not hearers. During my early years as a believer, after hearing a sermon, I immediately practiced it.

When we were told in church that worldly music was not good for our spiritual growth, that very day we destroyed record albums of Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey and others in our apartment. If after hearing God’s Word with conviction and you agreed to do it but failed to do it that day, you will observe that by the following day, your commitment to doing it would have reduced. And as each day passes without doing it, so goes your resolve. If you leave it for one week without doing it, you may never do it.

Many of us have made some pledges at some point in time without fulfilling it because we have forgotten. If you forget, God does not. “When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed” (Ecc 5:4). Heaven takes record of all your vows. It is dangerous to be a vow debtor. God classes vow debtors and those who say there is no God as the same – fools. Pay your vows today. The way out is to pay your vow as soon as you can. No delays.

Another quality of those who would satisfy the deepest longing of the King of kings is that they must be single-minded. They must be people who know exactly what they want and make up their minds about it. Once a vow is made, there is no going back (Luke 9:62). This is why you must count the cost before taking any decision.

One thing however is that if you have taken the decision in favour of God’s Kingdom, He will help you through. You must not pursue several things at the same time. Be focused. Are you owing God? Think. If you are, immediately pay up. By paying your vows, you are telling God you are not a fool. Tell God you are not a fool by paying your vows.

As long as you fail to pay that vow debt, Heaven may withhold your blessings. One reason some believers are experiencing delays in certain areas of their lives is because they have failed to pay their debts. If you have forgotten, ask God to remind you.

Take stock of pending restitutions. Repent and go ahead and comply

RELEASE YOUR BEST

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Memorise: “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts” (Zech 4:6) Read: Zech 4:5-7

zechIn Ecclesiastes 10:5-7, we read that it is an abnormal thing for princes to trek and servants to ride on horses. To ride on horse back is to make unusual progress. In a few days, a small and fragile church of 120 members moved to a super mega church of 8,120 congregation. When you ride on horse back, your progress could be in excess.

This was what Pastor Peter’s church experienced in Acts 5:12-14. The raw power of God was released and it manifested in signs, wonders, and continuous church growth. This was not the effort of the apostles but God in action. Zechariah 4:6 says, “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts”.

If you learn to play your part so well in any partnership that involves God and man, God will take up His part. How He does His, depends on how you do yours. It will also be determined by His mercy. But one thing is sure: the day that He says it is no longer by your power but by His Spirit, you should jubilate because from that time you will make effortless progress. Many believers do not get to experience such progress because they have not exhausted what they should do for the Kingdom.

Peter delivered his most anointed sermons and God gave him a commensurate harvest. If you cannot give God your best effort, He will not give you His best harvest. If Peter had preached dry sermons at the feast of Pentecost, he might have earned a beating, not a soul. Preacher, as long as you keep dishing out those dry, flesh-baked messages, you can never get God’s best.

Some believers have become too fixed in their offerings. Some cannot go above a particular amount. As long as you reserve the best, God reserves His too. It is greed and spiritual covetousness to sow your least or little and expect a bountiful harvest. You are a thief! Remember God will always use the same container you gave with to return your harvest.

Do you truly want to move to the era of effortless progress? Do you want God to take over your battle as He did to Israel in Exodus 14:14? Then bring out your best effort, gift, prayer, worship, thanksgiving and give it to Him today. It is in your power. It is a choice only you can make.

Some have not given their best because they have not taken time to determine it.

EFFECTS OF POLYGAMY

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Memorise: “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15)

Read: 1 Kings 11:1-10

polyThe polygamous home is anything but peaceful. Because polygamy is the contrivance of man, borne out of fleshly lusts, it negates God’s original plan of bringing a man and a woman together to become one (Matthew 19:3-9). Polygamy is one satanic medium of turning the home that was designed to be Heaven on earth into a war zone. Selfishness and self-centeredness are regular features in such homes. Polygamous homes are prone to in-house strife, quarrels, suspicion, division, envy, murder, etc.

God cannot be the author of polygamy when all its characteristics negate God’s glorious plans for the family. Whether you are a public or private polygamist, you are a bad role model. Parents are supposed to show good examples to their children and wards, but a polygamist by his action is making a statement that it is right to be a polygamist. Children of polygamists will require God’s grace not to be one.

Several broken homes can be traced to polygamy, which has become a silent breeding ground for rape, armed robbery, hired assassins, prostitution, ritual murders, etc. Some of these were rife in the polygamous home of king David. Polygamy steals the heart of the polygamist from God.

The numerous wives of king Solomon turned him from serving the Almighty God into serving several idols. Solomon became a devotee of the idols his numerous wives served (1 Kings 11:1-5). Any public or private polygamist can be sure that his heart is far flung from God. The polygamist is separated from God. It is a mark of greed and covetousness not to be faithful to one partner.

Find out, the one who says one wife is not enough and takes a second wife, will still be seeing a third, or fourth or more women outside. Polygamy is only an excuse to be loose. If you look at the polygamist, you will find greed manifesting in other areas of his life. The polygamist lays a foundation for his children to have broken marriages in the future. The church must eradicate both public and private polygamy. You have a part to play in this. Are you married? Remain faithful to your partner.

If you are married to an individual, you have accepted his or her God. Polygamy turned king Solomon into the greatest idolater of his time.

BENEFITS OF HIS WITNESSES

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Memorise: “Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead” (Acts 10:41)

Read: Acts 10:39-41

acts-10“Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen. That ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me” (Isaiah 43:10).

God has called you to be His witness. To what extent are you His witness? There are several benefits accruing to those who are God’s faithful witnesses. God gives power to His witnesses. In Acts 1:8 , God promises to give the disciples power so that they can be His witnesses – true representatives.

After the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost in Acts chapter two, they spoke in tongues. That was just a sign and they were filled with power. Yet God waited for them to be witnesses of Jesus before they could walk in the miraculous. Today, so many believers are baptized in the Holy Ghost and speak in tongues. Nothing more. They feel as empty as ever.

They often wonder what happened to the power God promised, or whether it has stopped with the Early Church. The power has been deposited in you the day you were baptized in the Holy Spirit. But until you use the key of evangelism (witnessing) to open the door, you may never see signs, wonders and the miraculous which the early church experienced.

Many who claim to be spirit-filled cannot cure a headache or cast out a demon. Of what use is the Holy Ghost baptism then? God never has witnesses without empowering them (Rev 11:3). If you die without releasing the power of the Holy Spirit inside you, you will give account at the judgement seat of Christ.

Being a witness is the missing link in the level of obedience many believers have manifested. 2 Corinthians 13:1 says if two or three witnesses agree on a thing, it is settled. One reason some agreement prayers have defied all efforts is because the evangelism ingredient which should open the doorway to the supernatural so that the blessing of synergy can be released, is usually missing.

If you want the agreement prayers between you and your spouse or fellow members to be more effective, become His witness. Also, in Acts 10:41, we see that the witnesses are chosen by God and as a result qualify to be given special revelations. What God will not reveal to others, He will expose to His witnesses. Hebrews 12:1 says it is God’s witnesses that are in Heaven.

Heaven has no accommodation for non- witnesses. Are you His witness? You can start by being born again. Then declare Jesus to others and lead them to Christ.

Father, let all the benefits of being Christ’s witness manifest in my life.

End of the year prayers: O earth swallow my battles, vomit my blessings

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Jeremiah 22 vs 29: O land, land, land, hear the word of the LORD!

  1. O land, hear the word of the Lord, swallow my battles in Jesus name
  2. O earth hear the word of the Lord, swallow my troubles in Jesus name
  3. O December hear the word of the Lord, swallow my afflictions in Jesus name
  4. O day hear the word of the Lord swallow my sicknesses in Jesus name
  5.  O earth, hear the word of the Lord, swallow my poverty in Jesus name
  6. O earth, hear the word of the Lord, vomit my marriage, husband, job, baby in Jesus name
  7. O earth hear the word of the Lord, vomit my money in Jesus name

 

 

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How to hear directly from God

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How to hear from God

  1. Be in a quiet place. God is not a Noisemaker, and you may not hear within the multitude of noises. Separate yourself in godly hotel or mountain.
  2. Praise God. Worship him quietly with hymns and songs. Don’t be in a hurry to end the worship. Make it qualitative. Afterwards as you lie down to sleep or rest, He will most likely speak to you.
  3. Request that He speaks to you. If you earnestly ask Him to speak to you, He will most certainly give you a word or revelation.
  4. Be sensitive. God does not speak through visions or revelations alone. He speaks through other Saints, through the Bible, or through the Church. He may send a message to you directly or indirectly through someone else. It may even be through a Television or Radio sermon.
  5. Be still in His presence. Don’t leave the altar of prayer in a hurry. Once you have asked in prayer, be expectant to receive an answer.
  6. He often speaks through dreams and visions. But don’t allow yourself to be deceived by the devil. Godly dreams are very short, biblical, positive, and straightforward. Satanic dreams are long, fearful, story like, and negative.
  7. Lastly, God can speak to you by remaining silence. If you don’t hear from God after you have done all this, then He has in a way answeImage result for hear from godred. Silence is an answer. It means you should be patient, or He does not approve of your plans, or He has answered you before but you stubbornly refused to take the answer, or your hands are unclean as such He can’t speak to you.
  8. However, if you are not his child, then you can’t possibly hear from Him. Would you decide to start a relationship with him today?

 

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QUALIFYING YOUR GIFTS

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Memorise: “Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 15:26)

Read: Acts 15:25-26

menAccording to Ephesians 5:26, water is a type of the word. In 2 Samuel 23:14-17, David who was in a hideout requested for the water from the well by the gate of Bethlehem instead of one from the enemy’s territory. As pastors and leaders, the quality of God’s word that is dished to members during each meeting should be of the highest quality, oven-fresh, sizzling and garnished with Holy Ghost spices. There is a hunger in the heart of every genuinely born again Christian.

If you are able to satisfy that hunger, not by acrobatics and worldly eloquence and philosophy, but by the sincere milk of the word backed by the Holy Spirit, they will stay. There will be no need for them to seek water elsewhere. But if you present them with dry, stale and cold dishes, expect member migration to other assemblies. What are you doing to improve the quality of your church services to ensure everything members encounter in your assembly helps to promote their growth?

Another significant thing about David and his mighty men here is that after he declared his need for the water at Bethlehem, and some brave men risked their lives and brought the water to him, he saw it as the blood of these men and rather offered the water to the Lord. Water was offered but it was being taken as blood. What does this mean?

A gift that is offered can change form depending on the prevailing conditions under which it was offered. The eventual value of a gift is a function of the level of sacrifice put into it. Because the three men risked their lives to bring that water to David, its value suddenly shot up, and was rated in the same class with blood – the value of a man.

Any gift you present to God without some risk or sacrifice automatically devalues. For instance, if you have N100 million and you offer N1 million to God, its worth may be reduced to N10,000 or even less because no real risk was involved. If you endangered your life or family to be able to raise N500 and you offer it to God, its value automatically could be up to N1 million to God.

Stop devaluing your gifts! Ensure the element of risk or sacrifice is ever present in any gift you present to the Lord from today. Sacrifice is a positive qualifier and value raiser. Employ it always. Paul and Barnabas always included this ingredient of sacrifice.

Always blend your offerings with spices of sacrifice. Great dividends will follow.

Commentary on Mark 15: the Wages of Sin is Death

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Mark 15 vs. 33- At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.

The Bible recorded that there was darkness in the whole land soon after Jesus was crucified.Image result

What is darkness?

  1. Failures.
  2. Disappointments.
  3. Poverty.
  4. Sudden death.
  5. Sickness.
  6. Stagnancy.

What does this darkness signify?

  1. Darkness signifies sin caused by murder of an innocent man.
  2. Darkness represents the absence of the glory of God caused by the death of Jesus.
  3. Darkness represents the reign of Satan through evil committed by the crucifixion of Jesus.

What lessons can we learn from this incident?

Is there darkness in your family, House, Business or life?

  1. There may be darkness in your life if you have committed a sin just like Pharisees and Sadducees.
  2. There may be darkness in your life if you entered into a covenant with Satan and invited him to your life.
  3. There may be darkness in your life if you have committed evil wickedness or iniquities in the past.
  4. There may be darkness in your life if you have turned your back to God. If you have refused to read the Bible this is the light of the world or failed to pray to God.

How to overcome all forms of darkness

  1. Surrender your life to Jesus.
  2. Become born again.
  3. Read the Bible daily.
  4. Pray always.
  5. Live in Holiness.
  6. Resist the Devil.

 

Prayer

Darknesses in my life, clear away in Jesus name.

 

 

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Church growth: Strategies and principles

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  Commentary on Mark 6: Gospel as a Business

Jesus gave several instructions and guidelines for those called to minister the gospel. If we adhere to these simple instructions a lot of confusion taking place in ministry will be avoided.

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(vs.7) – Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.

  1. Ministry is a team work; you can’t do it.

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 (vs. 7) Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.

  1. If you are truly called, you will be divinely empowered

 

(vs. 7) – Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.

  1. Don’t call yourself to a ministry if Jesus has not called you

 

(vs. 8) – These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff — no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.

  1. Don’t look or depend on your members for financial provision. Don’t over burden your members with request for money to sponsor the gospel. Focus on soul winning and God will focus on providing your finances

 

(vs. 11) – And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.”

  1. Don’t force anyone to hear the gospel. Salvation is voluntary.

 

(vs. 8-9) – 8 these were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff — no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. 9 Wear sandals but not an extra tunic

  1. Don’t be materialistic; you don’t need all the equipment or instruments in the whole world to preach the gospel

 

(vs. 12) – They went out and preached that people should repent.

  1. Your primary first message should be salvation, and repentance from sin

 

(vs. 13) – They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

  1. Your secondary message should be deliverance.

 

(vs. 13) – They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

  1. Your tertiary message should be healing

 

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Commentary on Mark 13:  How to be saved

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Mark 13 vs. 13- All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

  1. You need to deny yourself food, and endure hunger to be saved.
  2. You need to avoid worldliness, and endure on the altar of prayer to be saved.
  3. You need to avoid business deals, bribery and corruption, and endure in honesty to be saved.
  4. You need to carry the cross, endure the mockery, and ridicule of men to be saved.
  5. You need to deny yourself watching wordily movies, listening to ungodly music, and endure the reproach of men to be saved.Image result
  6. You need to endure in faith, even when your prayer requests are not being answered to be saved.
  7. You need to do the work of an evangelist, missionary, and endure the persecution of anti – Christ to be saved.
  8. You need to resist the devil, and endure satanic attacks to be saved.
  9. You need to resist sexual temptation, sin and endure the hardship of Joseph in order to be saved.
  10. You need to pursue your divine mission, and endure the attacks of the enemy to be saved.

 

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Bible sermon:  What is sacrificial giving?

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Mark 12 vs.  41-44

41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.

42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.  

43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.

44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on.”

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What is sacrificial offering?

  1. Sacrificial offering is NOT giving any sum of money into the offering basket- Mark 12 vs. 41- Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury.

 

  1. Sacrificial offering is NOT putting large amount of money into the offering basket- Mark 12 vs. 41- Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.

 

  1. Sacrificial offering is putting ALL your income including the income for your daily needs into the offering basket- Mark 12 vs. 44- They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on.”

 

  1. If someone has 100 dollars in his account and gives an offering of $10, $20 or $30 dollars he has not given sacrificially.

 

  1. If someone has $1000 in his account and gives an offering of $100, $200 or even $900 dollars to God, He has not given sacrificially.

 

  1. If someone has $100 in his account and gives ALL the $100 into the offering basket, the person has given an sacrificial offering.

 

Why should  we give a sacrificial offering?

 

  1. To challenge God concerning a prayer request.
  2. To fulfil a vow.
  3. For thanksgiving
  4. When what you have at hand is not enough, to provoke divine provision.
  5. To pay a first fruit
  6. To make a covenant with God
  7. To give a normal offering.

 

Prayer

I shall not be stingy towards God in Jesus name.

 

 

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Do demons exists? What does the Bible say on demons and spirits?

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One of the key highlights of Mark 5 is that it gives more insight into the nature and activities of demon spirits.

What does the Bible say about demons?

  • They destroy destinies- diverting their victims from comfort to tombs and cemetery.(Mark 5 vs.2), And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, May every cemetery spirit assigned against you be cut off in Jesus name.

 

  • They are violent-(Mark 5 vs. 3), Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains

 

  • And spread the spirit of insanity (Mark 5 vs. 4), Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. I cast out every arrow of madness fired against you in Jesus name.

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  • They afflict and oppress their victims(Mark 5 vs. 5). 6  And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.Let every spirits oppressing your life be roasted by fire in Jesus name.

 

  • They know and fear Jesus; and recognize his authority over them(Mark 5 vs. 6-7). But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him. I cast out every demon spirit in my life in Jesus name.

 

  • They have names. –(Mark 5 vs. 9)- I And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. Holy Spirit reveals the demons assigned against my life in Jesus name.

 

  • They possess people in hundreds and thousands. A person can be possessed by two thousand demons at the same time.- (Mark 5 vs.13)- 3 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

 

  • They bow in Jesus name. (Mark 5 vs. 13) And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.I arrest every demon spirit in my life in Jesus name.

 

  • They can come in and out of a person. (Mark 5 vs. 13) –And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the seaEvery windows, doors, and ladder demons are climbing to enter my life be blocked by the blood of Jesus.

 

  • They are destructive. They destroy their victims.(Mark 5 vs. 13) –And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the seaDemons assigned to destroy me; I destroy you in Jesus name.

 

  • They had to be cast out to another habitation(Mark 5 vs. 13)And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea. Demon spirit oppressing my life, I cast you to the sea in Jesus name.
  • Deliverance returns the colourful destiny of a man. (Mark 5 vs. 15)1And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid

 

  • A person can be delivered from demons. (Mark 5 vs. 20) 20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.Deliver me o Lord from every demonic attack

 

Prayers

Deliver me o Lord, and restore my destiny.

 

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Commentary on Mark 8 vs 36: Meaning of what shall it profit a man?

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Mark 8 vs. 36 – What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world, and lose his soul?

This is one of the most important verses in the Bible. The simple questions Jesus is asking you and I today are:

  1. What shall it profit an athlete to win the Olympic gold and hell up as a champion in hell?
  1. What does it profit a man to be named one of the richest men on earth, and end up spending eternity in agony?
  1. What does it profit a man to be a super star on earth, a Hollywood, Bollywood or Nollywood celebrity, and end up as a cast away in hell?Image result
  1. What does it profit a man to have high sounding titles on earth- Emeritus Professor, Archbishop, High Chief, Otunba, Igwe, Honourable, Executive Chairman, National Co-ordinator, Fellow, Distinguished Senator, Hounorable, Fellow, Pastor, Prophet, Apostle, Group Managing Director, Chartered Accountant, Expert, Chancellor, President, Chief Executive Officer, Ambassador etc……. and end up a commoner in the eternity of hell?
  1. What does it profit a man to indulge in illicit lust with an harem of women on earth, and end up in the hands of demons in hell?
  1. What does it profit a man to live in a mansion on earth, and end up in torment in hell?
  1. What does it profit a man to enjoy the pleasure of sin for 80, 90, 100 years on this earth, and be afflicted by the torment of sin for eternity?

Prayer

  1. Holy Spirit, deliver me from sin
  2. Jesus of Nazareth save my household today
  3. Fire of God kill my flesh in Jesus name
  4. Jesus of Nazareth, do what you have to do to make me make heaven

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Commentary on Mark 4: Faith in the storms of life

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Mark 4 vs 36-40

36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

  1. One of the remarkable occurrences in Mark 4 is that Jesus also sleeps.
  2. Jesus and his disciples were on a ship on the high sea, a great storm faced the ship, the ship was almost drowning, the disciples were afraid of sinking with the ship but Jesus slept off.

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What lessons can we learn from this encounter?

  1. Jesus, though a God in human flesh, behaved completely like a human being.
  2. This incident emphasizes the importance of resting and taking a nap to become refreshed.
  3. Only foolish people overwork themselves, even our God took a rest on the seventh day.
  4. Another lesson is that we should simply ignore several issues of life that we allow to worry us. Jesus ignored the raging storm. You need to turn on the ignore mode against every raging storm of your life.
  5. Jesus slept off when the storm was raging because He knew God was in control. Our fear and faithfulness must give away to fear.
  1. Jesus had earlier ordained the disciples but the disciples never knew they had power against the wind and sea. Many Christians are ignorant or delimit the power of God in their lives.
  1. Jesus is still asking that same questions to his disciples, why are you so fearful?
  2. Let every raging storm against your ship, marriage, finances, business, family etc, be still in Jesus name.

 

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Do demons exists? What does the Bible say on demons

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 Mark 9 vs. 17-29

17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.  18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”

19 “O unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”   20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.Image result

21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”

23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”  24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” 25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 

26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up. 28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?29 He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”

 

What insights can we learn about demons from this scriptures?

  1. Demons are real. (vs. 17).
  1. They caused afflictions (vs. 17).
  1. Deliverance is a core ministry of Jesus Christ. (vs. 17).
  1. They cause insanity and madness (vs. 18).
  1. They punish their victims. (vs. 18).
  1. They can be cast out (vs. 18).
  1. They can only be cast out by the anointing; demons can’t be cast out by any Christian (vs. 18).
  1. Demons recognise anointing (vs. 20).
  1. Demons respect anointing (vs. 21).
  1. Demons bow down to the anointing (vs. 20).
  1. Demons are not happy to be cast out, they can resist deliverance unless under anointing (vs 20)
  1. A man can fall down during deliverance (vs. 20).
  1. A person can be possessed by demons for a life time (vs. 21).
  1. Demons are destructive (vs. 22).
  1. You need faith to receive deliverance (vs. 24).
  1. Demons can be cast out in Jesus name (vs. 25).
  1. Demons can be given instructions in Jesus name (vs. 25).
  1. Demons are sad, unhappy, sorrowful, when they are cast out of their abode (vs. 26).
  1. Demons are spirit beings (vs. 25).
  1. Demons can come in and out of a person. (vs. 25).
  1. Demons are violent. (vs. 26).
  1. A man can enter in deep sleep after deliverance. (vs26)
  1. Christians cannot cast out demons unless they are prayerful and fast (vs. 29).
  1. Demons can disgrace minister of God without anointing (vs. 28).
  1. Not every minister of God can cast out demons (vs. 28).
  1. Deliverance brings sanity, healing, prosperity, and salvation. (vs. 27)

Prayer

  1. Anointing that set free, fall on me in Jesus name.
  2. Jesus of Nazareth, deliver me from every demonic bondage.

 

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Commentary on Mark 9: Cast out unclean and foul spirit

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Mark 9 vs. 25When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”

 

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  1. Barrenness is caused by a foul spirit, rebuke the foul spirit of barrenness now and receive your babies in Jesus name.
  2. Marital delays are caused by foul spirits, cast them out now in Jesus name
  3. The sickness – Cancer, pain in your body is caused by a foul spirit, cast out the foul spirit now and receive your healing in Jesus name.

 

  1. Poverty is a foul spirit. Rebuke the demon spirit sponsoring poverty into your life and receive your prosperity in Jesus name.

 

  1. Sin – Masturbation is sponsored by foul spirit, rebuke the foul spirit now and live in righteousness.

 

  1. Failures – (marital failures, academic failures, and business failures) are caused by foul spirits, arrest the fouls spirits now and enter your prosperity in Jesus name.

 

  1. Night oppressors are sponsored by foul spirit, rebuke the foul spirits now with the blood of Jesus and sleep in peace in Jesus name.

 

  1. Anger, lying, sudden death, suicide, depression etc, are all caused by foul spirits, chase out the foul spirit now and live in peace/joy in Jesus name.

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Prayer

 

  1. I cast out every foul spirits in my life, businesses, family, body, academics, marriage etc, in Jesus name.
  2. Foul spirits, come out of my life now in Jesus name.
  3. You foul spirit of sickness, I command you come out of my body, and never enter again in Jesus name

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Commentary on Mark 2-Jesus saves

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Mark 2 vs. 17-

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

  1. Several people live in self condemnation of their past sins and iniquities.
  2. Some people erroneously believe God will not forgive them because of the enormity of the sins they have committed in the past.
  3. The fact is that the whole essence of the ministry of Jesus is not to applaud /praise the righteous but to call sinners to repentance.
  4. Jesus upbraided the rich, condemned the Pharisees and Sadducees (who thought they are righteous) for practising legalistic righteousness, exposed the folly of the man that thought he had kept all the laws and commandments;  but associated with the poor, shielded the sinner (caught in the very act of adultery)  from being stoned, dined and wined with tax collectors, and sat with unbelievers.
  5. Jesus came to save to heal and to deliver.
  6. No matter the nature of your sins they will be washed away once you confess them, repent and plead for forgiveness by the blood of Jesus.
  7. Go ahead and call on the Lord Jesus to save you.
  8. As we start a new month, it is not enough to prophecy that this is a good month, heaven will be more pleased if you decide to walk with God this month and henceforth.

 

Prayers

  1. This month shall open your mouth and vomit my miracles, vomit my blessings, vomit my healing, vomit my jobs,vomit my marriage, vomit my husband, vomit my children vomit my visa etc in Jesus name
  2. This month shall arise and favour me in Jesus name
  3. Blood of Jesus fight for me this month
  4. Blood of Jesus save and deliver me from economic, business, marital, and spiritual recession.

 

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Judas Iscariot: death of destiny

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Commentary on Matthew 27: The reward of sin

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One of the main lessons of Matthew 27 is that the reward of sin is destruction.

  1. Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty shekels of silver but didn’t live to enjoy the thirty shekels.
  2. Judas returned the thirty shekels to the Chief priest when he saw that Jesus was crucified.
  3. When you commit a sin you will not have peace of mind.
  4. Judas betrayed Jesus by collecting thirty shekels of silver from the chief priest but the chief priest in turn betrayed him by refusing to collect back the money when Judas sought to return it.
  5. When you commit sin, your conspirators will eventually betray you. The money satan gives us for forsaking Christ really belongs to God. Judas did not cast the money to the chief priest but to the temple. All monies come from God.

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  1. Any money you receive illegally is blood money. The chief priest refused to put the money into the treasury because it was blood money (Matthew 27 vs. 6) – The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.”
  2. Ill-gotten wealth ends in destruction. Judas eventually hanged himself (Matthew 27 vs.5) – So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
  3. Judas like the other disciples should have ended up as an apostle, a saint, and the pillar of the church, but his destiny ended up on a tree because of the love of money. We now hear of Saint Peters Catholic Church, Saint James Anglican Church, Saint Mathews School, Saint Luke School..and several other monuments named after the disciples of Jesus. Have you ever heard of anything name after Saint Judas? Judas died a betrayer not a Saint, and his colorful destiny ended on a tree.

 

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Spiritual warfare prayers to overcome wichcraft

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12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

 

Prayers to deal with merchants of witchcraft afflictions

Mathew 21 vs 12
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thievesImage result

  1. Your body is the temple of  God.
  2. Just as  some forces were trading in the   physical temple in those days, it is also possible some spiritual  forces are trading in your temple, trading with your destiny, and trading with your star.
  3. You need to cast out these dark powers that are exchanging your glory for shame just as Jesus cast out the traders in the temple.

Prayers

  1. Merchants of  witchcraft trading with my life, trading with my health, trading with my marriage, trading with my finances, trading with my womb, trading with my job, trading with my salvation, trading with my documents, trading with my certificates, ….I cast you out in Jesus name.
  2. Merchants of afflictions, exchanging my fortunes with misfortunes, I overthrow your strongholds in Jesus name
  3. Spiritual traders of sickness and afflictions, my life is not your market in Jesus name.

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How to achieve self-deliverance

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By Evangelist Steve Kayode Pelemo

The World Overcomers Church, Lagoswww.theworldovercomerschurch.org

  1. Demons flee at the name of Jesus.
  2. You can achieve deliverance if you believe Jesus.
  3. The assignment of God for your life will keep you alive. John 8 vs. 31-3231To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
  4. Jesus is the way through you cannot be stranded, because He is with you always.
  5. The Lord will turn your mistakes and stupid action around; He will turn it around for your good.
  6. The way out of every affliction in life is Jesus; he is the truth that sets free.
  7. You need to become too hot for the devil.
  8. A Christian that needs deliverance needs to know the word of God. It is not just prayers, it is the word that sets free.
  9. The word will set you free, don’t joke with the word; there is power in the word.
  10. You can bring yourself out of every affliction.
  11. You can deliver your family, yourself, your ministry by the word of God.

 

 

 

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