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Jesus Christ: The Healer

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. But he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: (Matt. 3:11)
Introduction: Welcome to a moment of power of God. Our focus is the power of God in the Christian life. Holy Ghost fire is the symbol of God’s power, His presence and manifestation. The Holy Vessels are the Christians who serve as the container, carrier, possessor and habitation of the Holy Spirit. 1Cor 3:16; 6:19; 2Cor 6:16.
The failure of every Christian in life has been traced to the absence of the Holy Spirit because the fullness of all things comes by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Message Outline: (A) The Preparation of Holy Vessels for Holy Ghost Power & fire (B) The process for the Holy Vessels to receive Holy Ghost fire (C) The purpose of the Holy Ghost fire in the Holy Vessels.

  1. THE PREPARATION OF THE HOLY VESSELS FOR HOLY GHOST POWER & FIRE – The waiting, the washing, the weaning.
  2. The Waiting: It is required that after a genuine salvation we should receive Holy Ghost fire. The Holy fire is a necessary power of God ONLY TO HOLY CHRISTIANS. Therefore, be ye Holy. Then we have the WAITING. The Holy Ghost baptism with fire was received at the day of Pentecost after many days (40-50 days) of prayer by the apostles and disciples of Jesus Christ at the upper room. Acts 1:12-14. Hear this from Jesus “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but TARRY (WAIT) ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” Luke 24:49. Having heard this the disciples tarried/waited in the upper room praying for the Holy Ghost power to come. In Acts 2:1-4 – they received it on the day of Pentecost.
  3. The Washing – “Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” (Ps 51:2). “If a man therefore purge himself from these (sins etc), he shall be a vessel unto honour, SANCTIFIED, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.” 2Tim 2:21. The second requirement is washing – which is sanctification. You must cleanse yourself from all sins and immoralities and do away with immoral things in your heart and your habitation. It is called Holy Spirit and it will only dwell in Holy Vessel (Christian). Forgive and don’t keep malice and be pure within and without for this encounter.
  4. The Weaning: Is the withdrawing of a person from self, affections, pleasures and total dependency with great expectation of a living faith to receive from God. At this point the word of God is read, believed and lived. In Acts 10:33 Cornelius said “…Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.” When they were fed with God’s word by Peter, the Holy Spirit fell on them “while Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word”. Acts 10:33. You must be weaned from food, flesh, pleasure, affections and feed on the word of God and then the Holy Ghost power with fire will come.
  5. THE PROCESS FOR THE HOLY VESSELS TO RECEIVE THE HOLY GHOST POWER & FIRE: God does not have a particular permanent method because He is God. He chooses otherwise but the listed are the recorded process by which the Apostles and Disciples and the present day Christians received the Holy Ghost power and fire.
  6. Concentrated prayers for Holy Ghost power & fire. In Acts 1:12-14; 2:1-4. The Apostles and Disciples concentrated on prayers to receive the Holy Ghost power and fire and it was given to them. We should consciously concentrate our prayers and time to receive the Holy Ghost power and fire.
  7. Concentrated faith (desire) for Holy Ghost power and fire 1Cor 12:31 “But covet earnestly the best gifts…” You must believe, have faith and desire to receive it. The condition of your heart desire determines your result. Prayer work only with faith. Believe you will receive.
  8. Concentrated impartation service for Holy Ghost power and fire. Acts 8:14-17; Num 11:16-17, 25-30 . The Apostles had a service to pray for the Holy Ghost power and fire which lead to laying of hands. I believe some received during prayers and others received by laying of hands. It could be a service for this purpose or in between a prayer service or word of God service, but prayers must be observed for impartation of power & fire of Holy Ghost.

In Numbers 11:16-17, 25-30 “And the Lord said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee. 17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone. And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. 26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp. 27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. 29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the Lord’S people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit upon them! 30 And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.” This is exactly what God did but putting upon others part of the spirit of God in Moses.

  1. THE PURPOSE OF THE HOLY GHOST POWER AND FIRE IN THE HOLY VESSELS. The purpose means the need, the importance of the Holy Ghost power and fire in the life of a Christian. When the purpose of a thing is not known abuse is inevitable. We need the Holy Ghost power and fire for the following reasons:
  2. Power: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8). The power of God is received when the Holy Ghost power and fire comes into the life of a believer. This power is for victory over satan, sin, self, enemies – spiritual and physical and also power to carry out ministerial services in Christendom. This power is for evangelism, soul-winning and witnessing. In Luke 10:19 Christ said “Behold, 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.” This power is the power we are talking about. It is power to evangelise and winning souls. The last part of Acts 1:8 reads “… and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
  3. Purity – This Holy Ghost power and fire sanctifies and brings purity. In Romans 1:4, it is written And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:” The Holy Spirit baptism make the believer holy, pure and acceptable in the presence of the Lord. It is the secret of the holiness and purity life of the believers. Holy Spirit ensures that the vessels are clean by constantly reminding and dwelling in them for Holy communionship with Trinity/Divinity.
  4. Prayer“The Holy Spirit helpeth our infirmities for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Rom. 8:26. Brethren, the Holy Spirit also teaches us how to pray, I am a beneficiary of such ministry of the Holy Spirit – He wakes me to pray, he tells me what to pray about and also prays for me.
  5. Revelation – “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26. Furthermore, in John 16:13-14 Jesus said, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” This Holy Spirit power and fire brings revelation, illumination and inspiration in the life of believers. It is a must for all believers to have this Holy Ghost power and fire to enjoy divine and direct communication from God and to God. Covet this Holy Ghost baptism of power and fire earnestly now. God is always ready to release to those that ask for it.
  6. Rapture – The Holy Ghost power and fire is necessary for rapture that is the last concession of believers either living or dead. In Acts 10:38 “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Jesus was declared to have received the Holy Ghost power and fire which the Bible recorded as the spirit of ascension. Hence in Rom. 8:11, it is written “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” It is the Holy Ghost power and fire that is called anoint, unction, spirit of God, power of God, Holy Ghost Baptism. As a Christian you need it because you cannot do great exploits without this power.

CONCLUSION: The evidence of this power and fire are as follows: speaking in tongues, prophesying and unction to function. Acts 2:2-4, 17. By faith as you pray, you will receive in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus Christ: The Savior

Congratulations! Praise God!! For seeing another month in the midst of the living. Unto our God be the glory, honour, adoration and thanksgiving now and forever.
The day is far spent, the night draweth near when our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ shall come and we must be ready knowing fully well that this world is our battle ground and only the conqueror will reign with King Jesus at marriage feast of the Lamb and in Heaven. Hear what Jesus said, “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” (Rev 3:21)
The topic of our consideration is Understanding Christian Warfare and Victory Methods. We are engaged daily in warfare and we must conquer daily to make it on earth and make heaven at last. We shall look at this topic under four sub-headings:
(1) The keywords explained
(2) The warfare starting place
(3) The warfare present place
(4) The Christians’ practical weapons for daily victory

  1. THE TOPIC KEYWORDS EXPLAINED.
  2. THE CHRISTIANS: Ishmael and Isaac were born by the same father – Abraham but Isaac was the covenant child who inherited all that Abraham had. In like manner all human beings are children of God but ONLY THE GENUINELY CONVERTED are the COVENANT CHRISTIANS. Take note, everyone may claim he/she is a Christian. Jesus said; “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Matt. 7:21). In verse 22-23, “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” We shall not be cast away in Jesus name. Are you a covenant Christian or confessing Christian? We have possessor of Christ and professor of Christ. Which one are you?
  3. THE WARFARE: means armed conflict between two massed enemies, armies or the like. This means weapons are involved, battle for supremacy is involved. The Christian life is faced with a special warfare which is peculiar because of the glory of heaven which is waiting for us. Our arch-enemy – Lucifer is armed and we must be armed too to defeat him. In job 14:1, it is written “Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.” We shall overcome. Amen.
  4. The VICTORY METHODS: Many ways and means couple with programme are available to overcome the Christian battles. The book of 2Cor 10:4 said, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;” Our victory is guaranteed if we follow God’s given methodology.
  5. THE WARFARE STARTING PLACES

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven”. (Rev 12:7-8) The other Bible references are Gen 3:15, Gen 1:1-2. The Warfare started in heaven in the kingdom of God. One of the angels by name Lucifer which means Son of the morning star (note: not the morning star), gathered some angels and rebelled against God and God did not spare him and all the rebels (angels), he was faced with angel Michael and other loyal angels and Lucifer with his cohorts were defeated and cast out of heaven. Isaiah captured this very well “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” Isaiah 14:12-15.
Secondly, the warfare continued in Garden of Eden where God put Adam and Eve and the place is being kept away from man since then. In the cool of the day God will usually visit them (Gen 3:8). Moreover, one day the Lucifer who became serpent because of his craftiness deceived Adam and Eve and they ate the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil and God cursed the serpent, Eve and the ground for man. God also pronounced warfare between man the Lucifer. In Gen 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” The causes of warfare most times is enmity which is hostility.
The above were the places where the Christian warfare started.

  1. THE WARFARE PRESENT PLACES. The warfare which started in heaven and garden of Eden has been translocated into three spheres now with diverse methodologies and mechanisms. In this study we have concisely precisely identified these three: 1. The human body (in the man) 2. The physical earth (around the man) 3. The spiritual realm (beyond the man). Thus, we classified the warfare as carnal, physical and spiritual warfare.

3.1. The carnal warfare (the human mind and the flesh). The carnal warfare centres on the human mind and the members of the body. In Rom 7:23 it is written “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.” The bible verse reveals that the human mind and flesh is the battle field in man. The first assignment therefore is to understand the carnal warfare. The carnal warfare is the battle of the mind and flesh. The Devil usually gives ungodly suggestion and communication to our mind through our body organ – the eye, (what we see), the ear (what we hear), the body (what we feel, especially the sensual organs) to feed and corrupt our mind and life. Every covenant Christian must win the carnal battle first without which he/she cannot win other battles.
These three things are first things to be done; genuine confession, total forsaking (sin), genuine conversion ie submission of soul, spirit and body to the lordship of Jesus and our flesh hates discipline and pains but that is one thing you must do. Apostle Paul said “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.” (1Cor 9:27).
3.2 Physical warfare. This is the use of physical things we can see, feel, touch to torture covenant Christian to submit to the will of flesh, satan and worldly system. Let us read few of these weapons in Romans 8:35 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” and 2 Cor 4:11-14. Are you going through any of these, or childlessness, joblessness, failure, insufficiency, don’t give up, it is the physical warfare, you will overcome. All you need do is pray, workhard and see the truly called men of God to join hands with you over that situation, it is a temporary thing, it will soon be over.
3.3 Spiritual Warfare – This is more complex and wide, we don’t have total knowledge of this weird warfare but we rely on God’s word and power to overcome. Apostle Paul described it in Eph 6:12 as “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” In spiritual warfare we have unseen forces and known forces but we cannot handle them physically though we see the physical manifestations, we must rely totally on God. Such warfare includes; bad dreams, sickness, diseases, arrows, covenant, curses, poverty, affliction by agents, spiritual forces of darkness and enemies. The forces include – witches, wizards, ritualist, familiar spirit, herbalist, false prophets etc. What can we do?

  1. THE CHRISTIANS PRACTICAL WEAPONS FOR DAILY VICTORY. Please, apply these Christian weapons for victory daily. They are weapons you must use everyday because A PART TIME CHRISTIAN CANNOT DEFEAT A FULL TIME SATAN and ENEMY. You must become a full time Christian by applying these weapons daily at all times, every second, minute, hour and day.
  2. Word of God – Psalm 107:20 – You must load yourself daily with the WORD OF GOD and shoot the word against the enemy at the point of attack.
  3. Blood of Jesus Rev. 12:11 – You must cover yourself daily with BLOOD OF JESUS and release the blood against the enemy at the point of attack.
  4. All manners of PRAYER: Eph 6:12, Luke 18:1; 1Thes 5:17. You must pray fervently all manners of prayer daily and pray against the enemy before and at the point of attack righteously. You must live a holy life if you want answer to your prayers because God does not answer the prayer of sinners (John 9:31)
  5. Praise and Worship God – 2Chro 20:21-25, Acts 16:25-28. You must cultivate and practice the art and act of praise and worship God unconditionally every time. The enemies will be smitten before you without you fighting them because God dwells in the praise of his people.
  6. Faith in God – 1John 5:4, Heb 11:33, Rev 12:11b. Your faith in God’s word, power and your positive confession of the same is a weapon of conquering the enemies. The devil always uses fear, but have faith in God, he can never fail.
  7. Graceful Determination – Daniel 3:16-18. Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego made a graceful determination at point of persecution and the Lord Himself appeared in the midst of the fire with them. We need graceful personal determination to defeat the enemies always, determination not to compromise and God will see that and fight for you.
  8. Spiritual Empowerment: Eph 6:10-11 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” You need the power of the Holy Ghost and all other offensive and defensive weapons for total victory. In all things God will teach us how to fight in Jesus name.

CONCLUSION: Only those who overcome in this world will make heaven, so you must face the challenges and warfare squarely and obtain victories by the weapons listed above, remember Christ said “To him that overcommeth will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcome, and am sed down with my Father in his throne”. Rev. 3:21

Jesus Christ: The Soon-Coming King

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23, Matthew 21:21
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24, Matt 21:22
The topic before us is Mountain Moving Prayers ie the kinds of prayer that can move away or remove our battles and problems. The unparallel weapon of a real Christian is prayer. This topic is coming at this period of the year because of the revelation received concerning the remaining half of the year; it is revealed that only the prayerful will survive the battles and possess the blessings which are reserved for the last half of this year.
Therefore, fasten your seat belt as we travel to explore and possess the secret of the mountain moving prayers.

  1. WHAT IS PRAYER? Prayer can simply be defined as the communion and communication between God and human being. It is a communion because it involves a fellowship, relationship and worship. If any of these three is missing is no longer a mountain moving prayer. Are you one of His own sheep? Do you know Him on personal level? Are you having fellowship with Him which means there is a relationship and that brings worship?

Secondly, it is a communication because it involves a hearer and a speaker, whose role can be switched in the course of the communication. Do you know, hear and speak the language God understands? One factor in communication is mutual intelligibility. That is the hearer and speaker understands each other without any barrier. The language of God is basically four:
(a) The language of the heaven or spiritual language which the Holy Spirit gives at baptism of the Holy Ghost.
(b) The language of the Bible or the Word of God which the Holy Spirit inspired in the time past. This you must study daily to know.
( c) The non-verbal language which is sign language which must be understood by daily fellowship in the Holy Spirit with God.
(d) The rhema language. This is the word which is received concerning a matter per time. This also include the word of faith and prophecy.
Do you operate in these ways of communication with God? If not take these steps before you learn the mountain moving prayers.

  1. WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO COMMUNICATE WITH GOD?

It is a fact that if you don’t know someone number you cannot call him/her. Also, if you don’t have a relationship with someone, your communication will not be smooth. These are the steps:

  1. Salvation – You must be born-again not church attendee. That you go to church, or have a position or work in church is not the same as salvation. Jesus said in John 10:14 “14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” Confess your sins, ask for forgiveness and accept Jesus into your life as your Lord and saviour and sin no more.
  2. Sanctification: Means to make holy, or conducive to spiritual blessing.

Are you holy? Is your life conducive for spiritual blessing? It is written “Follow peace with all men, and HOLINESS WITHOUT WHICH NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD”. (Heb 12:14)
iii. Spiritous: Be Holy Ghost lead or spirit filled. It takes a man or woman who has left flesh and carnality to relate with God. In John 4:24 Jesus said God is a spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.

  1. WHAT KINDS OF PRAYER MOVES MOUNTAINS?
  2. Name of Jesus prayer. The mountain moving prayers must be offered in the name of Jesus because it is written “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil 2:9-11). In Acts 3:6-8 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

Always pray in the name of Jesus and not in any dead, angel or persons name.

  1. Holy people prayer. It is written “Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.” (John 9:31). Please, don’t be deceived, prayer in the name of Jesus without holiness is shouting in vain. Remember the seven sons of Sceva who did that, they were destroyed by evil spirits. Please read Acts 19:13-17. Be sure you are saved and holy.
  2. Spirit lead prayer. It is written as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God (Rom 8:14). In Ezekiel 37:1-10, Prophet Ezekiel was led to pray concerning dry bones and he did and the dry bones became living beings. You can only move the mountain if you pray in line with God’s will. In 1John 5:14-15 it is written “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”
  3. Faith full prayer – Without faith it is impossible to receive our expectations in prayer. In Mark 11:22-23. “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
  4. Powerful prayer (fervent prayer). The prayer you pray with all your body, soul and spirit moving and your voice raised unto heaven. Elijah demonstrated this twice in his ministry in 1Kings 18:38-46. “37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 42…And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees.” James 5:17-18 recorded the prayer in these verses “…he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ prayed, read this Luke 22:44 “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground”. Your lazy body and lackadaisical prayer attitude and style cannot move mountains. Please change now. Jesus prayed sweat came out of his body.

  1. Persistent prayer: A prayer that is constant, consistent and continuous until answer comes. The man at the pool of Bethesda was there for thirty-eight years (38). The woman in Luke 18:1-7 According to Jesus had answer to prayers because she was persistent. Luke 18:3-5, 7

“And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. Jesus said shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?” If you don’t give up in prayer, your battle will give up in the place of prayer.

  1. Anointed people prayers. There are some mountains your own effort and prayer cannot handle. You need the prayer of the anointed ministers. In Isaiah 10:27 it is written “And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the ANOINTING.” A certain man brought his son to the disciples of Jesus and they could not deliver him and Jesus rebuked the devil and he departed out of him and the child was cured from that very hour. (Mtt 17:14-18)
  2. Prayer offered with fasting. As a follow-up to anointing, Jesus said “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” (Mtt 17:21) Prayer that moves mountain at times needs fasting. The Bible recommended prayer and fasting. It is a great weapon to move your mountains. Let there be prayer rain for miracle rain.

Shalom!

Jesus Christ: The Baptizer with the Holy Spirit

And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. Luke 9:62
One of the shortest and powerful message of Jesus Christ is Luke chapter 17:32 which states “REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE”. The story is written in Gen 19:26. The Lord commanded Lot and his wife and two daughters to depart from Sodom and Gomorrah. They were privileged because an angel of God held their hands to lead them out, but the command was “don’t look back”. Unfortunately, Lot’s wife looked back and she became a pillar of salt. Every Christian who looks back that is goes back to his old ways, sins, etc is regarded to have looked back, that means such a Christian has gone back to his vomit. Who is that person that will vomit and like to eat it again? I have never seen anyone except dog. In 2Peter 2:20-22 it is written “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.” This is regarded as backsliding, looking back and compromising. It is not a news that every believer or Christian is still living in this world of corruption, temptation and daily invitation and exposure to sin. It is therefore necessary to know what to do to stand firm, steadfast, unmoveable, unyielding so that we can enter the kingdom of God which Christ has gone to prepare for us.
The devil with all his devices (social media, entertainment, pleasure, worldliness, magic, fashion, music, dressing, technology facilities) is pulling us on one side, to his side and God on the other side through his available resources (the bible, Holy Spirit, Pastors, preachers, miracles, revelations) is pulling us to his side, so man is the centre of the struggle and battle between God and Satan, Light and darkness, Good and bad, which side will you go? To be on God’s side then you must not COMPROMISE (means don’t accept satanic offers in place of God). The following will help you to remain steadfast and don’t become another Lot’s wife.

  1. DAILY BIBLE STUDY AND PRACTICE. Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Psalm 119:9-11, 105, 150, Acts 17:11. It is not enough to carry the Bible about, please read it, study it, meditate on it, practice it, preach it and store it in your heart. By so doing you will not compromise nor look back.
  2. DAILY SPIRITUAL CHECK-UP. 1Cor 11:28; 2Cor 13:5; Lamentation 3:40. Daily spiritual check-up is a process of sincere evaluation, examination and self stock taking to check if we are still in God’s will or we are declining. Failure to carry out daily spiritual checkup leads to complacency. The way sin corrupt us is through daily corrosion. The solution is daily examination so as to cleanse ourselves. We brush and bathe daily to remove dirt which lead to bad odour in the mouth and body and eventually sickness. The same is true of our spiritual life, it needs daily checkup for cleanser because we are in a world that is fully loaded with sins and all agents of sins being used by the devil.
  3. DAILY QUITE TIME. Mark 1:35, “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” Gen 24:63 “And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.” Our Lord Jesus had quite time everyday; we saw example of Isaac also. Our quite time is our personal devotion time, a time alone with God. We must praise, worship, speak in tongues, read the Bible, pray, (supplication and intercession) and commit our daily, monthly and yearly activities unto Him. During this period God will speak to us as it pleases Him. I always enjoy this as a means of spiritual check-up and restoration in my life. Don’t forget Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

This is my secret as a Christian.

  1. DAILY PREACHING THE WORD. Mark 16:15-17, Luke 9:23 “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” Acts 10:38 “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” You must confess, proclaim your faith and testify about Jesus everyday. In fact, you must tell somebody about God daily, about Jesus daily, about the Holy Spirit daily, about your pastor daily, about your church programmes daily. If you practice this, you will have no time to gossip and commit sin, you are occupied for the Lord. Please, don’t neglect soul winning because other religions are not joking with this but most Christians are no more soul winners but selfish lookers. If you don’t win your world your world will win you, if you don’t win a soul, your soul will be won by somebody or something.
  2. DAILY FELLOWSHIP WITH BRETHREN. Heb 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” This is a perilous time when men shall be lovers of pleasure than God. Many churches in Europe are becoming empty. This should not be so. We must encourage one another, pray for one another, fellowship together, stand by one another by so doing, we can do great exploits and become overcomers in all facets of human endeavour.

Don’t forget that one will chase a thousand but two ten thousands. Imagine the ratio of what one can do and what ten will do. We are called unto fellowship with God and with one another. Therefore, don’t forsake the assembly of brethren, the saints if you must remain steadfast to inherit our heavenly father’s kingdom. Daniel and his companion Meshach, Shedrack and Abednego were able to change the decree of death issued by the king in Babylon because of their fellowship with God and one another. Daniel 2:17-19.
Nowadays, work has turned many Christians to Sunday worshipers, many parents are now absentee fathers and mothers. It is not right, make sure you attend mid-week services, your absenteeism because of work is end time satanic agenda, God will help us.
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I have discovered that what I have written here is the only antidote to COMPROMISE. Also these principles are becoming increasingly difficult for Christians due to global economic recession, civilisation, modernisation, philosophy of men, materialism, immoralities, financial hardship and societal expectations.
Consequentially, it takes personal/self determination, heavenly determination and total dedication to please God and displease self and people to do them. Please, Christ is coming very soon, don’t compromise your Christian faith or look back, be like Daniel in Babylon, Joseph in Egypt, Paul in new testament and host of other disciples who died for their faith in Christ. It is a very hard time to be a Christian but His GRACE is SUFFICIENT FOR US.
Be rapture ready.