Category: Overcoming trials
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I declare over your life today that
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD” (Is. 54:17 KJV).
What is a declaration? It is a formal, explicit statement or pronunciation or proclamation. The bible says God’s word is forever settled (Psalm 119:89). Therefore this declaration or statement (Is. 54:17) regarding God’s protection of you because you are His is settled! Just receive it and meditate over it, read it out loud, sing it over yourself because your God who wars on your behalf, delights in you and sings over you!
“The Lord your God is with you,the Mighty Warrior who saves.He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you,but will rejoice over you with singing” (Zeph. 3:17 NIV).
To God be the glory great things He has done!
The Lord says to you as He did to the children of Israel, this is your heritage:
1.”No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper…”
What is a weapon in this context? Anything that Satan uses to attack God’s people is a weapon. These include:
i.Objects such as talismans, voodoo dolls and amulets used in witchcraft and the occult.
ii.Human agents (by action or words)
-An individual, even a friend or family member, serving as an agent
-Satanic cults, witchcraft covens that engage in satanic séances, incantations
-A group of people, who could be a group of friends or a group of family members serving as satan’s agents.
Some people whether they are in the church or outside of it do not even realise they are being used as weapons. As we abide in Christ and He in us, our prayer is that we will strong in the LORD and in the power of His might so that we are not used by Satan and his demons.
If the weapons used against you do not prosper it is also true that the works or outcome of those diabolical weapons if they manage to manifest at all are powerless against you by almighty God. This is because you have the authority through Christ Jesus to withstand them. Jesus spoke of the fact that Satan has been defeated and that he has empowered his disciples which you are today:
“And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.19Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:18-19 KJV).
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”(Romans 8:37KJV)
Satan’s weapons and their works cannot stand or prosper because you are in right standing with God (righteous) and prospering in Him.
“2Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.(3 John 1:2 KJV)
Will you grasp these truths if you have not already and walk in the freedom that is your heritage as a child of God? If you have already done so it is time to be even more vigilant as you prepare to enter into the new year!
2.”…every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn..”
As one empowered by the Holy Spirit you are a powerful weapon in God’s hand for you have the power to condemn the enemy who attempts to condemn you!
1[There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.(Romans 8:1-2 KJV).
As one who is righteous, empowered by the indwelling Holy Spirit who makes intercession for you and through you according to the will of God, your earnest prayers “has great power and produces wonderful results” (NLT). Just take a moment to reflect on that!
Words released out of someone’s mouth a “Human satanic weapon”, which has condemned you, given you a negative picture of who you are and resulted in a sustained low self esteem even since your childhood are powerless once you come to Christ. Why? Because God’s words are the most powerful words which counteract, reverse and thwart the words that have been spoken against you since birth.
As you meditate on the word of God and declare it out loud as one in fellowship with the Holy Spirit who is the power of God,
-the voice of God is released in the atmosphere in all its power
-the testimony of Jesus (who is the Word of God) is made manifest.
Satan and his demons have no choice but to flee from the life of one who lives in the presence of God. This is because as a weapon and a mouthpiece of the almighty God, you are His “Battle Axe” (Jer. 51:20) or an instrument of His anointed voice and Holy Spirit that breaks demonic yoke and bondages.
4The voice of the LORD [is] powerful; the voice of the LORD [is] full of majesty.5The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.(Psalm 29: 4-5 KJV)
20Thou [art] my battle axe [and] weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;21And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;…(Jer. 51:20-21 KJV)
If you believe that God’s words come to pass (Isaiah 55:10-12), then it means you also believe that they replace and so withstand the words of the enemy against you. This is what Jesus came to do, to engage in a divine exchange. When he died on the cross, he took on every curse, the written and spoken ordinances against you.
“14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;15[And] having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it ”(Col 1:14-15 KJV).
This is why it is important to meditate on God’s Word (the bible) over and over again and to declare them out loud. In so doing your heart (your innermost being of moral activity, your soul) comes in agreement with God’s word of truth, His predestined identity and destiny for you. There is therefore a renewal of mind and so an exchange of the lies and false presumptuous about life and who you are.
Every plan or scheme of satan through his “principalities, powers and the rulers of the dark world, spiritual wickedness” (KJV) is thwarted by almighty God who is the LORD of the heavenly armies (angels) in Jesus’ mighty name!
Brethren, let us therefore continue to be steadfast in abiding in God through our Lord Jesus Christ because in so doing, we allow God through His Word and by His power to condemn and render null and void all of Satan’s weapons, schemes and plans against us.
Thus living a life that daily bears witness to the LORD “who bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.11 The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations” (Psalm 33:10-11 KJV).
Blessed are you “whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance” (Psalm 33:12 KJV).
You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 21/12/2015
Today is the first day of Winter (21/12/2016).
Not Moved by Winter Woes
Winter whips and scolds relentless.
Many respond, their countenance distort in sadness.
Attention seeker by appearance of naked twigs,
whitened trees and much more, even the chapped
lips and forlorn faces slapped by the weather.
Winter appears at the close of Advent when hearts are
at the peak of their joyful ascent.
Ascent in marking the birth of the Saviour,
one by whom man is a survivor.
A survivor no longer moved by life’s lashes
nor the beating and rage of the biting weather.
© 2016 Deborah E.Nyamekye
What we reap out of life as children of God is determined by our heart condition before God, and how we relate to people (remember two greatest commandments).
If there is always a cycle of failure or defeat in certain areas, let’s not suddenly or immediately blame the devil (He gets too much credit) or have a “pity party” lets re-examine our hearts before God HONESTLY!!
If we have done all that we have to do and discern from God it is indeed the devil at work, then let’s rise up in prayer/ spiritual warfare against his evil schemes. We must believe that we have overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony as children of God (Rev 12:11). We are more than conquerors through Jesus who loves us (Romans 8:37).
In addition if we refuse to live in denial, blaming everyone else including the devil and rather humble ourselves and self examine, allowing the Holy Spirit to convict us, we may also realise that we have had a part to play in what is happening.
There could be unrepented sin against God and/or man. If we repent (1 John 1:9) and determine to change our ways (perhaps there is something we need to do -an action, let’s do it in obedience to God) with the help of the Holy Spirit we are sure to see circumstances change to the glory of God in those areas of our lives we have been experiencing defeat or affliction.
Indeed God needs our cooperation to “iron out the creases”, end the cycle of defeat and fulfil His will in our lives. Let’s partner with Him wholeheartedly.
You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 05/02/2016
However offensive it may be and you instantly feel lied about, never dismiss the highlighting of your character flaws or sins. There are many ways this may occur. One way this happens often times is through people’s criticisms whether directly or heard through gossip. Instead of instant dismissal of what hurts, hesitate a moment, take it to God in prayer and honestly take time to self assess or examine.
Ask yourself the following questions: Is there a need for repentance or a change in mindset, attitude and rhetoric?
Exposure of certain areas of our lives that are not pleasing to God may occur in a brutal manner and this is perhaps because God has been trying to get our attention to change our ways for so long but we have ignored Him.
If on examination you allow yourself to face up to the fact that some of the criticism is true and repent before God, humbly decide to ask someone for forgiveness if need be and to take steps towards changing your ways, then you would have indeed passed the test!
The key to our breakthrough and entering a blessed era in our lives depends on how we respond to the exposure of character flaws and sins that were ignored by us, or are subtle that only a major offence could expose.
There is a pearl of great price hidden in an often unattractive shell and many times oil of great worth is found on barren or uncultivated land.
Indeed the state of things are not always as they appear. Likewise unpleasant situations that point at our flaws, sins and even exaggerates them are not what we would expect to make a way for us to be blessed and ultimately to be a blessing to others.
But a way is truly made when we acknowledge our sins and repent before God (1 John 1:9). In seeking God and abiding in Him we see the depth of truth in relation to a situation and the resolution for us in terms of our character transformation; They unfold as a budding stem whose petals open and expand delightfully in full bloom.
Even if we find that we are completely innocent, the fact that we have the attitude of being ones that are quick to self examine and ready to repent as David (Psalm 19:13-14, 51 and 139:23-24) is in itself pleasing to God and we will forever be the apple of His eye as David who became the King of Israel.
The Apostle James expressed the intrinsic value of the “Jewel of great worth” that is character transformation when we respond to trials in the God desired manner! (Joyfully because we know God is at work! He is in control!) as follows: “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience.4But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:2-4 KJV).
Therefore brethren, I encourage you to find the “Jewel of great worth” for your advancement and success in life in every affliction and offensive situation so as to confuse and put your enemies to shame and to delight your supporters and most of all Father God.
This Jewel is your transformed character by Master Potter God Almighty but requires the Davidic “quick to self examine & ready to repent” mindset and attitude primary key. It is the key that served to sustain a cycle of unlocking the pathway “doors” that led to David fulfilling his destiny and becoming the King of Israel to the Glory of God.
It is the same key necessary to fulfil your destiny and mine too, so let us humbly use it day by day.
You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 31/07/2016