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July 2016

Covenant dominion

That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; Genesis 22:17.

One of the challenge that come with the blessing is envy and enmity. Enemity is synonymous to covenant living willy nilly. You can carefully choose your friends but not your enemies. The worst enemies are those that hate you without a cause. Having enemies is not a problem, but knowing what to do with them. While I don’t know who my enemies are, they have one mission The covenant prescription is that you take charge of the gate of your enemies. The devil is the principal enemy of every man’s life & destiny.

His hosts and co-workers are also included; enemies. Your enemies are a host of fallen angels and men with them. Angelic activity is required to defeat & destroy their operations. The treatment for your enemy and his co workers is one & the same.      The covenant is the armour & defence against the enemies of your life..

“But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”Hebrews 1:13-14.

The covenant position is higher than angelic operations. The covenant is the masterkeys to a world of dominion in life and eternity. You are seated far above, their gates or access is in your hands. Divine instructions are carried out by God’s angelic intervention.!These angels torment the demons and their agents on your behalf.

Those that hate you & sworn enemies are always under tribute.                                   While you are seated, press & oppress them; everything by your permission.

Check your covenant fathers, they all had angelic visitation; it’s a covenant package. Angelic visitation is for enforcement of your covenant dominion. No enemy is permitted to stand to molest or oppress you in life. You shall be above your enemies, in charge of them under your feet.

Dominion is rule in the midst of your enemies, be in charge of them.

“The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand,until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.”Psalms 110:1-2.

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Seed of greatness

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Genesis 8:22.

Every seed grows best where it is planted of God. The seed has the tree, the fruit and more seeds within the fruit in it. Every seed is destined for Greatnes; this is a must.

The seed must grow, it must increase,  it must prosper, it must multiply, it must be glorified, it must posses the gates of the enemies, it must speak in high places & the palaces of men.

The Greatnes within the seed remains inert until it is planted. The ingredients for the process of growth is in the earth awaiting the seed. Until sin dies, the seed remains bound in its capsule. Redemption transforms the seed of Abraham to sons of God. That is seedtime for the harvest of greatness.

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”Galatians 3:13-14.

Until the seed becomes a tree, harvest is not in view. Imagine how much fruit awaits the tree in its lifetime. The seed of Abraham grows into tree, not a shrub. The seed shall not be stranded, it is liberated by Christ to grow in him. Redemption is the release from the bondage of sin to greatness. On the tree, sin was terminated, averting curses & releasing greatness. It is unlawful for the seed of Abraham to be bound. If the seed is planted, it must become great.

When sin is terminated, sickness, poverty, debt, failure, untimely death are also captivated. No matter the size of the seed, Greatnes is within. Your greatness shall not be cut short in Christ. It’s your heritage.

The cycle continues Seedtime and the harvest of greatness.

“That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;.”Genesis 22:17-18.

 

Free to be blessed.

And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? Luke 13:16.

Long does not mean lawful. Freedom is in an instant when the covenant is activated.    It dies not take time, it takes Christ. It’s also free to be free in him. Liberty is fake when Christ is not in face. It’s his franchise. Every liberty that excludes Christ is reverse liberty or bondage. Every liberty that does not include freedom from sin is a scam.

Eighteen years of bondage has blurred this woman sense of liberty. Being bound has become the norm to her psyche. Sin also has been endured since Adam but outlawed by the covenant. Stop explaining your predicament and start connecting to solution.  The covenant is not just the way out it is the solution. Sin, sickness, failure,poverty, debt and death destroyed at once. She was not healed but loosed at once; liberty is the covenant prescription.

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”Galatians 3:13-14.

Without redemption there is no release from sin and blessing activation. You can’t be blessed with sin in situ. Covenant Blessing starts when sin is purged. Curses and bondage were introduced by sin and terminated at redemption. Abraham blessings are to his seed, not to dogs. Whatever has been denied by the curse is restored at redemption. Redemption is the covenant ticket to covenant blessing. Blessing is the right of everyone in Christ; covenant inheritance. Your liberty cannot wait,redemption is the access way. It does not take time, it is instant in Christ. It’s not lopsided liberty but all rounded blessing.

Only the free can be blessed and its free to be blessed in Christ.

“And the servant abideth not in the house for ever:but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”John 8:35-36.

 

Seed of Abraham.

And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?Luke 13:16.

The covenant is the masterkey to a life of liberty. Bondage is not permitted, the covenant breaks every oppression. Sickness,debt, failure, poverty, untimely death & sin are bonds that abound in life. They are all referred to as curses. The covenant of blessing is the cure for the curses for the release of blessing. Every one of these curses oppress, depress and afflict men. The devil is the author of all and the executor before Christ.

The covenant is the refuge and right to liberty from the devil & his curses.              These are spiritual fences bonding destinies of men. The covenant is for liberty from captivity. Christ is the covenant liberator of the seed of Abraham by redemption.     Liberty starts with disconnection from sin & connection to Christ.

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”Galatians 3:13-14.

It’s important to know that redemption is our connection to the covenant. Every servant of sin is bound  by curses; slaves by nature. The same power that terminates sin also captivates sickness, poverty, failure debt & untimely death. The same covenant and the same God is at work. What was established in Abraham is confirmed in Christ. You shall not be bound anymore, the same God is at work. You shall be far from sickness, poverty, debt, failure, untimely death and sin. The redeemed are released, freed from the curses by the son of God.

I am the seed of Abraham, that is my seal of liberty. Are you?

It’s free to be free in Christ; for the seed of Abraham only!

“And the servant abideth not in the house for ever:but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”John 8:35-36.

Covenant wisdom

In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly. Proverbs 14:23-24.

Walking around is one opportunity to see behaviors and attitudes. Listening is another as opinions are heard and processed.

Can you see that car? That is 2016 Camry and it costs—–million Naira. No, that is 2013 model and it’s not brand new, also It’s not full options.

Does this conversation sound familiar? Cars, houses, gizmo, designer wares, worth of music stars & footballers alike.  This is the favourite pastime of many; enjoyment, entertainment & gist. Money talk is a source of happiness to as many that lack them.

Time is an invaluable resource for covenant rewards, every moment counts Time can be wasted or invested for productive ventures. Vanity places returns before labour and money becomes the master.                                                                                                     Labour has no alternative, indolence is the certified shortcut to penury. Covenant labour is the guarantee for profitable living. Where money is a servant, lack is never the experience. When money is the master, there is never enough money.

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”Psalms 1:1-3.

Where you sit, stand and walk is a reflection of the wisdom at work. Foolishness or reverse wisdom expects labour free profits. The covenant promotes the work of your hand as opportunity to prosper.

Where you stand, sit or walk determines what you see. The principle is more important than the practice. The covenant walk delights in the law of the lord as his lifestyle.

The law of the lord is not an opinion, it is a necessity for covenant profit. Meditate on the word day and night to obtain instructions for living. The covenant is the law of life, the word of God is the manual of prosperity & the book of good success.              You will always know what to do to succeed always; covenant wisdom.

“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.”Joshua 1:8.

Covenant sense.

Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Proverbs 23:4-5.

Working or labour is a hobby, work habit comes first before job description. Hardworking people are creative and smart workers. The first part of these verses is thought provoking. It may encourage indolence in some vain persons and hard-work in others. Labour is attested to but not for riches but for rewards. The love of money is the driver of most with vanity fair mentality. The service of God is the ambition of blessing seekers.The source of money determines the course of the same; vanity or eternity.

One goal but different drive; the labour is different.

Labour usually attract wages, service to God is crowned with blessing. Some receive wages for work not done, especially in corrupt systems. For those that must be blessed, labour is more and sure; covenant labour.                                                               “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God:for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”Deuteronomy 8:18.

Those that labour more recieve the least wages under the sun but not under the covenant. Ceasing from the wisdom of the world introduces covenant sense. Covenant labour delivers covenant results and durable riches. While one serves his boss face-fully for his pay, another serves the lord faithfully. Money becomes the master or a servant.

Those that serve God never lack the blessing, pay maybe deferred or denied. Power to get wealth is assured under the covenant. Blessing is power to get wealth. Serving God gives access to wealth & riches. Good and perfect is not an overreach but the covenant package. The richest is still the Almighty, your portion shall not be small.            Wealth and riches is good and perfect when sorrow is excluded. No one will doubt your empowerment when you serve the God of Abraham.

Labour not to be rich but to be blessed.

“Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”James 1:16-17

Vanity to eternity.

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. Proverbs 13:11.

Wealth and riches have rules of engagement. Those that know the rules never lack wealth and riches. Labour is the authentic channel for wealth creation. Where indolence abound lack and poverty resides.

Vanity is a known shortcut to wealth; easy comes, easy goes. While others work, scheme & plan to dispossess them of their resources. Vanity wealth is for show, it lasts for a short while;It’s loud, proud & deceptive. Examples abound, 419, stealing, robbery, contract scams and the like. It’s one of the fastest ways to be rich and famous.

Vanity has a mind set; enjoyment, entertainment, easy come, easy goes. Some have had access to mind blowing resource but cannot account for them. Wherever vanity is promoted, labour is demeaned; vanity fair. Labour is the covenant platform for blessing.                                                                                                                                            “Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.” Proverbs 23:4-5.

Labour not to be rich but to be blessed; that is the covenant prescription. Blessing is the cure for diminishing riches; vanity fair. Heaven is the destination of every wealth and riches; the richest dwells there. God is the owner and possessor of everything in the earth.                                                                                                                                                 Those that labour to keep riches give themselves an impossible task. Those that labour to be rich loose sleep as riches fly away to heaven. The covenant brings the blessing down and bestow durable riches. What many labour around for comes down from above.

Labour to be blessed, not to be rich; the covenant slogan. Those that willingly lay up their treasures in heaven obtain the blessing. That is the covenant connection.

“Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”James 1:16-17.

Durable riches

The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22.

I recently noticed that male residents from a particular unit wear Afro hair style. I was lost in wonder why they should all wear similar hair style.I soon realized that their unit consultant has the same hair style. This is Mentorship taken to a new level; a great teacher & a skilled surgeon. Maybe in admiration and reverence, they also imbibed similar habit. What happens when they change postings and their new mentor is bald?

But come to think of it, having similar hair styles does not translate to skills and competence. Similar means resemblance but not identical. Wealth & Riches are similar to blessing but not identical. The covenant produces exactly the same result in every generation. The life of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are identical with predictable outcome.                                                                                                                                                       The word of God is his covenant and it proved true in their lives.                                     The same word is alive &active today, producing the same effect & influence.

“He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:”Psalms 105:8-10.

The everlasting covenant has generation influence and effect. God is too faithful to fail; the covenant is his blessing platform. Riches without sorrow is his reward; durable riches. Riches without blessing is fake or imitation; low priced without quality.

Imitations announce the existence of the original product. The covenant does not produce imitation nor fakes; “so shall thy seed be”. Seek the blessing and obtain durable riches; not vice versa. God is the only giver of blessing, the covenant distributes durable riches. If it is not a blessing, it cannot be without sorrow.

“Riches and honour are with me;yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.”Proverbs 8:18-21.

The covenant year.

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. Ecclesiastes 9:11.

We had a programme recently at a local government headquarters. It was a health related outreach of an organization with which I serve. We were amazed on arrival to notice that there was nobody at the offices. Most buildings were overgrown by weeds and deserted.

Who works here? Where are the workers? Are they on strike?

The story is the same for many other places. Yet the sun is getting hotter, the suffering is becoming unbearable. Many are under the sun trying their best to make ends meet. Wages are not enough to meet basic needs yet they are unpaid.

The covenant is the bailout from indolence and working under the sun. When you work, the covenant works with you; responsibility is included. Labour is the act of man, blessing is the act of God.                                                                                                   There is no return without turning or working and no reward for disobedience.         God is not a taskmaster, he is a rewarder.

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”Revelation 22:12-13.

No one succeeds by chance but by choice; chance is not good enough. It starts with taking responsibility for success or failure. When work is done as commanded, returns are obtained &rewards from God. Work pays wages or salary but the harvest rewards is of God. The returns maybe small, commensurate with the level of work done but rewards are not measured by men but by the covenant. The reward of obedience is in multiples of returns from work done. Returns are quantitative &monetized but money cannot buy rewards. It takes what money cannot buy to become great; durable riches.    Working for returns is frustrating, work for rewards; it comes quickly.

Covenant connection grants quick access to greatness under the son. It does not take time; all in one year by the covenant.

“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:”Genesis 26:12-13.

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