Securing God’s help Through Fasting

Securing God’s help Through Fasting

Text: Isa. 58: 6-8

Fasting and praying is a platform for obtaining divine help. When you fast, you apply for divine help (2 chr20:3). Every promise of God to you carries a demand including the help of God. Therefore, every time you respond to the demand of God, He has no choice but to release His blessing for your benefits.

Securing God’s help Through Fasting

Securing His Help

Fasting is that force that secures your help from God, taking you from the low realm to the high realm. God’s help means divine assistance- Ps 108:12. Every demand God place on you is a demand that avails His help to you. When you respond to God’s demand , the help of God is secured; so when God demands that you fast, it is for you to renew your strength, to be empowered and ultimately to be helped.

Facts about God’s Help

It is ever timely, ever present – Ps46:1
It supersedes every other help - Rev. 12:16
It is accessible – Ps20:2
Profitable approaches to fasting for divine helps
Pray for the needs of others. Job42:10, Eph 6:8, 18
Engage your heart, avoid anxiety. 2chr 27:6, Isa. 38:2-3, 1 Sam 16:7
Minister to the Lord. It means to praise Him and adore. Act 13:2, 2kg 3:15
Pray in the spirit. Rom. 8: 26 – 27, Jude 20

 Wisdom Nugget

Man’s help may fail but God’s help will never fail
When God helps you, everything helps you
When you respond to God’s demand, the help of God is secured.

What Does Heaven Look Like?

What is Heaven on Earth?

It is simply experiencing the realities of heaven in the now, that is, whatever is not obtainable in heaven, the throne of God, is not permitted to be found in and around us.
We must also appreciate the fact that there are two kinds of Heaven recognized in scriptures:
1.    Present Day or Earthly – Lk11:20, 17:21, Rev. 12:12
2.    The Heaven Great Beyond- The eternal heaven where the throne of God is domiciled 1Thess 4:13-17, Rev.22:3
It is interesting to note that these two heavens confer the dominion of the saints. Rev. 22: 1-5

Heaven On Earth

 What does Heaven Look like?

  • Heaven is the home of over comers - Rev 2:7,11,17,26

  • Citizens of heaven prevail where others travail- Rev. 12:7-11

  • Heaven is the epitome of splendor- Rev. 21: 14-21, 2 Cor 8:9

  • There are only mansions in heaven – Jn 14:12

  • All the streets are paved with gold – Rev 21:21

  • All the mansions are built of pure gold – Rev 21:18

  • The walls of the city are built with costly pearls – Rev. 21:18-19

  • All that dwell in heaven are free from dealth, sorrow and pains- Rev. 21:4

  • All that dwell in heaven are free from curses, cannot be enchanted and cannot be oppressed- Rev. 22:3

  • In heaven, believers take on the nature of angels- Matt 22:23-30

  • Heaven is the seat of dominion

  • Heavens still rule on the earth- Dan. 4:25-26, 30-31.

  • Heaven’s dominion is from everlasting to everlasting and from generation to generation – Dan . 4: 34-35

  • No force can challenge the authority of heaven on the earth – Dan 4: 35

This is what will happen when Revival is said to Occur

Revival Fire is here

First, we must recognize that every revival fire is kept burning both by prayer and ministry of the word Act 6:4, Lev 6:12-13. As we are all aware, every move of God supernaturally moves people forward. Isa 61:1-7, Joel 2: 23-27, therefore, revival time is a time of supernatural advancement, upliftment and enlargement for the redeemed of the lord. Also, revival time is a time of divine visitation among the people which usually translates into supernaturally manifestation of His glory. Zeph 3:17
Revival Fire

This is what will happen when Revival is said to Occur

  • When men’s hearts begin to pant after God. Ps 42: 1-2
  • When walking in the fear of God becomes a way of life among the people. Isa 62: 10 – 12, Acts 5:11
  • When the spirit of God begins to move both among the priests as well as among the people with the same order of manifestation. Joe; 2: 28-30
  • When multitudes begin to be added to the church. Act4:4, 5:14, 6:7
  • When signs and wonders continue to multiply among the people. Joel 2: 23-27
  • When the word of God continues to increase in the revelation and depth among the people. Jer 31:34
  • When the prayer altar comes alive with intensity and consistency. Act 2:42, Act 3:1
  • When fellowship becomes a delight among the saints. Act 2:46, 5:42
  • When every home becomes a ‘church’ that is, house fellowship centers. Act 5:42, Rom 16:5, 1Cor 16:19

Winning Life Battle Through The Communion table

Why Your Problems Cannot Escape the Power of the Communion Table

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-32, John 6:53

The Kingdom of God is a kingdom of mysteries. An understanding of these mysteries gives you mastery over the affairs of life. You become a master over situations and circumstances that take others to ransom! You exercise dominion and take charge.
“What is a mystery?” you may ask. It is a hidden truth. The Communion Table, also known as the Lord’s Supper is not an exception. Before you partake, remember that the Holy Communion is not a ritual to be observed, but a blessing to be received.

Winning through Communion table

What You Enjoy Through communion Table

1.    The nearer we are to the end of the age, the more of these mysteries will be unfolded to the Body of Christ. Also, it will enable her to gain command and disarm every opposition, thereby establishing her strong position.
2.    Besides being born again in Christ, a healthy body and mind are the greatest blessings anyone can have. And the Holy Communion is God’s ordained channel of healing and wholeness.
3.    When we partake of the bread, we are declaring that Jesus’ health and divine life flows in our mortal bodies.
4.    And when we partake of the cup, we are declaring that we are forgiven and have been made righteous.
5.    The communion has the power to quicken you mentally. Luke 21:30-31.
6.    Communion has the power to restore families, and we can take it daily for our family members.
7.    Daily practice of Communion, link the spirit and the natural. Communion is a link that unites heaven to earth, opening the door of the supernatural.

Winning Life Battle Through The Communion table is daily mastery for every believer who engage in it

Signs Of Spiritual Tiredness

Signs Of Spiritual Tiredness

We are called into long race. One thing about running a marathon is that there is the possibility of getting tired along the way. When a man is becoming weary in his Christian race, he begins to fear what he never feared.

•    Elijah had challenged the king and the people of Israel to godliness. He singled-highhandedly shook the nation with the power of God. He engaged the prophet of Baal in a duel and defeated and killed them. But in 1kings 19: 1-4, he fled for his life at the threat of Jezebel. He was becoming tired.
•    Similarly, Moses happily led the children of Israel through the wilderness for several years. But at some point, his enormous task was getting at him and he asked God if he was their father and that God should take his life. He was getting tired.

Are you getting tired of the race? Other ways of identifying those who are getting tired in their Christian journey are:

  • When you begin to question the truth you once upheld or find the standard of God’s world becoming too high for you.
  •  Are you now wishing it were lowered? Are you questioning why Christians are not allowed to marry more than one wife like unbelievers and other religions do? It is because you are becoming tired.
  •  Also, when the ministry you once enjoyed has become what you must endure, you are becoming tired.
  •  When you find yourself always complaining over what you should have thanked God for, you are getting tired.
  • If you find it difficult to forgive and look for ways to even your cores with offenders, it is a sign of spiritual tiredness.
  • When you are ready to quit the assignment God gave to you before its completion, you are getting tired.

 The lord will renew your strength. If tired, take some rest, and wait on the lord (Isa40:13). Take a holiday, rest and use part of the time to talk to God. Meet spirit-filled believers and leaders to counsel you. It shall be well with you.

Getting Set For The Midst Of The Year Divine Visitation- Bishop David Oyedepo

Getting Set For The Midst Of The Year Divine Visitation- Bishop David Oyedepo

Another midst of the year is here – the months of June and July.

And as we are all aware, the midst of the year is a season of divine visitation ordained for the supernatural breakthroughs of the saints as  a result of the move of God or spiritual awakening in the midst of His people. Heb3:2 – 19.

David Oyedepo
That is:
  • As we engage in praying for revival, seeking for the kingdom of God, God shall be making known His power in our midst- vs2-4

  • And by His power, everlasting mountains shall be leveled out and perpetual hills scattered, that is, long standing challenges shall be turned into testimonies vs 6

  • And as we maintain our joy in driving the revival, we shall be empowered to ride in our high places. Vs 17 – 19. Furthermore, from the second chapter of the book of Haggai we discover other wonders reserved for us in the midst of the year.

  • The prophet Haggai began with the word of the lord that came to him in the 7th month, and we all know, that the 6th and 7th month of the year constitute the midst of the year with 5 months before and 5 months after . vs 1

  • But to experience these wonders, we must remain strong and work for the lord- vs 4.God shall be shaking the heaven and the earth with diverse manifestations of His vineyard- vs 5 – 6

  • The midst of the year is ordained a season of dramatic turnaround for God’s people – 7 -9, Mal. 3:17 -18
Therefore, we are required to be strong and work for the lord in the midst of the year, which is the key to experiencing the wonders reserved for this season.

But what kind of Work?

It is a 2-fold task!
  1. Prayer and fasting for church growth – matt. 16:18, 17:21, Ps 2:8
  2. Soul winning and fruit-abiding work – Jn 15:16, 4:34-36
Details of this 2-fold task include:
  • Praying the Holy ghost the lord of the harvest to take over the harvest field and draft in multitudes into the church. Matt 10:36
  • Praying against the gates of hell from holding down the people from being saved Lk 11:21- 22
  • Praying down the reaper angels to mobilize souls into the kingdom of God-Matt 13;39, 26:53
  • Praying for impactful word ministry in the services – 2 Thess 3:1
  • Praying for the establishment of new converts in the faith – Gal 4:19, Col.4:12
Reaching out to the lost both in:
  • Personal Evangelism – Jn 15:1-2, 16
  • Church-based outreaches – Jn 4:35-36
We shall therefore be engaging the weapon of prayer and fasting to break the hold of the gates of hell from the lives of all that are ordained for salvation. Lk. 11:21 - 22

Growth: Condition For Blessing

Growth: Condition For Blessing

Text: Matt 9: 14 – 15, Eph 1: 3

Your spiritual height determines the power that is made available to you. The higher you soar, the more powerful you become. The higher you climb, the more your control of crowd, affair of life and destiny and spirit. Every blessing you will ever need has been reserved in Christ Jesus and he seated in heavenly places. This simply tells that your blessings are not from earth but heaven. The man who labours with all his focus and expectation from earth may be disappointed. Also, your blessing are not in the hand of any man other than the lord Jesus Christ himself. The challenge now is:

supernatural growth

How can you access your blessings when spiritually seated together in the heavenly places in Christ, but physically living on the earth?

1.    You have to accept spiritual positioning: As long as you do not accept that you are spiritual seated in Jesus Christ, you may never access your blessing in Christ.

2.    Your location must be harmonized with your spiritual placement: This means it takes spiritual giant to access his blessing in the heavenly places. In other word, the more you growth, the more are empowered to receive your benefit. That is why God places emphasis on faith, growth, obedience and knowledge of him.

3.    Work on your faith level: Develops your faith level through regular study of God’s word.

4.    Reviewing your personal testimonies and listening to the testimonies of others

5.    Listening to the messages of genuine servant of God.

6.    Obey the word: You cannot grow spiritually without obeying the word of God.

It is time to nurture your faith. If you have stopped growing you have blocked your access to your access to your blessing in the heaven places. Are you experiencing normal, abnormal, epileptic or supernatural growth? Whenever type of growth you are witnessing is a product of spiritual diet, hunger and exercises.