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LORD OF ALL!

And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Hebrews 1:6-8.

In every nation of the world and every kingdom, there’s always a throne. This might be political or a monarchy, but one throne is sovereign. In the spiritual realm also, there’s one throne, one authority that is sovereign. Jesus is not lord of some, he is lord of all.

Just like in many nations, there are dissents, but sovereignty is supreme. The sovereign takes charge of all the resources of the nation and crushes the dissents at will. The kingdom of God is no different, the sons are redeemed to be commanders and combatants of the kingdom. Dethroning devils, destroying his works at will  backed by the throne of God.

“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8.

The sons are seated in heavenly places by Christ Jesus. One throne and one power to destroy, liquidate, annihilate and bring to nought the works of the devil. Everywhere the son manifest, the throne is activated.

The devil is not just afraid of you as a person, he’s afraid of the throne backing you. No one ever wins a war against the throne of God. It’s unassailable, insurmountable and  never loses a battle. The throne is for ever, the triumph is continuous backed by the armour of God.

To thread on serpents and scorpions is not optional but mandatory. It’s the emblem of the the throne and of the power of Jesus Christ. Never forget this- Jesus is crowned Lord of all, not Lord of some.

“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. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”Luke 10:19-20.

Prayers:

Dear God and father, it’s delight some to know that the throne is forever and that the kingdom reigns. There’s one throne and one power over devils and demons. It’s my turn to reign in life by the same Jesus Christ my Lord.

SEATED FAR ABOVE

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.

Every look at this verse of scripture grants new insight and understanding. God is the source of good and perfect gifts. The flow of every good and perfect gift is from above to those above. The role of source and supply has not been delegated by God, blessing has only one channel. Blessing therefore is God’s signature, and he is the sole signatory.

Angels are helpers of divine will, demons hinders divine will. The source has angels as agents of blessings, helpers of the saints. Expecting a blessing from the devil is an error,  praying for the release of blessings withheld by the devil is an insult to divine order and redemption.

Being far above principalities and powers is being seated together with the source.

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”Colossians 2:8-10.

Your blessing cannot be intercepted, the good and perfect gifts cannot be interrupted by any devil. Obedience of faith is key to continuous flow of virtue. The principalities and powers are too low down the ladder to be a hindrance to your access. The head of principalities and powers is the source and supplier of good  and perfect gifts.

We are not in competition with the prince of the power of the air, they are under subjection at his command. Being seated together with the principal of principalities and powers give authority to cast them out at will. It’s time to enjoy the blessing as if the devil does not exist; seated far above.

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” James 4:7-8.

Prayer

Dear Father, I am indeed grateful that you are my source of supply from above. In Christ we are seated above to access everything prepared for us above. He good and perfect gift continues to flows ceaselessly to me in Jesus name.

Far Above; Principal Over Principalities.

“Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,”Ephesians 1:20-22.

I went to a senior secondary school where pecking order was a must. From the assembly hall to the classes, laboratory, your mates are your colleagues. A sense of meritocracy was the norm not the exception. The pass mark for every examination is 50% and your class changes after every term. There was no grading of students from first to last but the average score determines your class. The A class is for A students, B, C, D and E as your grades determine your class.

As with the physical, so also in spiritual things, the pecking order is strictly maintained

“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” Ephesians 2:4-6.

Redemption places man in the class of Christ; far above principalities and powers. The one seated above is obviously ahead of you. 

There is a pecking order in heaven, not everyone is permitted to seat. Those seated with the head of all principalities and power are ahead. Demons are the least of your problems, obedience to God is the key to riches of redemption. No demon can withhold what God has prepared for you. 

You’re too far above and in the class of Christ not to be ahead. He is the head of principalities and powers for me to be ahead.

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”Colossians 2:8-10.

Prayer

Thank you dear father for what your grace and mercy have procured for me. Redemption is being elevated to the class of Christ. I am seated far above and together with the principal of principalities; far ahead in Jesus name.

LIGHTED LIVES

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Isaiah 60:1-3.

One of the dangers of being in darkness for too long is the risk of accommodation. One becomes so accustomed to darkness that is seems normal. This is the state of the world before the coming of Christ.

Christ was born as the light of the Light of the world to lighten lives. Light has come for all, unfortunately, only some have seen the light. When the light is seen everything and everyone shines in life. The light of Christ radiates, penetrates and permeates everywhere. The birth of Christ is not just for celebration but illumination, to see and be seen.

Light has no substitute, when light appears lives arise.

“And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not:for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of  David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:9-11

The light of Christ gives life a meaning. Darkness is living without meaning or a saviour in the world. Heaven announced the birth of Christ as a testament to all by light. Glory is the light of heaven, Christ is the intrusion of heaven into the earth. Whatever is in heaven is now accessible on earth through Christ.

The glory of God lightens up the lives of men. Salvation or redemption is enrollment into the essence of life or living with meaning. Christ was not born to give us a holiday but a life.

Everyone that receives the good tidings of Christ the saviour is lighted up with Joy; arise and shine.

“They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.” Psalms 34:5-6.

Prayer: 

Dear father of light and father of our saviour, thank you for penetrating our lives with the light of life. It has indeed lighted us with joy. By his birth we have meaning for living by the same Jesus Christ.

Brighter Day and Year

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. Proverbs 4:18-19.

One of the inspiring words that I hear repeatedly from my father, Bishop David Oyedepo is “you will never have a better yesterday, and a better last year“. This may sound ordinary to some but a reminder of the effect and influence of light for life.

Darkness is helpless in the presence of light. The intensity of darkness cannot withstand the entrance of light. The light commandment and the covenant from the beginning has continued till date. The light out of darkness covenant is a bright and shining more and more. Everyday is an improvement on the previous day, the light for today is brighter than yesterday. The brighter light is for the brighter and better life.

I say also as my father has said, you shall never have a better yesterday neither a better last year!

“The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”John 1:2-5.

Light did not shine once and for all but more and more. Darkness has no answer to the light of life, neither is Hell able to cope with light invasion. Many that predicted the decline in the light of Christ have become victims of light invasion.

Light from heaven turned the persecutor and prosecutor Saul to apostle Paul, the same light is for your turnaround. The light shines in darkness with more intensity and brightness resulting in better living, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. A better day is not a wish, neither a better year unusual; light connection ensures a better and brighter future. 

Your better and perfect days lies ahead!

“For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:10-11.

Prayer:

Thank your dear Father for the franchise of better and brighter days and years ahead. No more good old days, better and brighter days lie ahead for me by the light of Christ Jesus 

Rain of ideas

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11.

The covenant begins with the word of God; God mean what he says and says what he mean. His word is his thoughts, they’re harbingers of divine ideal. His word distills from heaven to the earth as the rain and the dew.

The more of his word is more of his ideas at work.
Divine ideas are God’s thoughts communicated in word, vision, and dreams. Every word of God is our guide into the world of discovery and invention.
His word is prophetic, instructive and corrective.
He does not just send his word, he guides it to prosper in the thing that it’s sent to.

God’s word is the source of the program of discovery and the guide to invention of solutions.

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:10.

Heaven has windows, blessings never stop coming down from heaven to those that are connected. God is never short of ideas, open heavens unlocks man’s limitations. The tithe is the ticket to unlocks the windows of heaven for the rain of ideas.

Every situation has a solution, every challenged can be changed by divine ideas. The thoughts of God open new vistas in life. Ideas never stop, thoughts come easy with the windows of heaven open. Closed chapters are opened, turnarounds to life situations, solution to complex challenges.
The rain of ideas follow an encounter with the transforming power of God’s word.
A continuos change of status is inevitable with open heavens.

And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land:and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.”Ezekiel 34:25-26.

Prayer:

Thank you father for seeing eyes, hearing ears and speaking mouths. A ceaseless flow of divine ideas by open heavens is my heritage by the covenant in Jesus name.

PROFIT POINT

Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:Isaiah 48:17-18.

The goal of every endeavour is to make it profitable or fruitful. Losses and failures are not reinforced nor celebrated.
The covenant is for the profiting of every practitioner. God is the one teaching us how to profit and leading in profitable paths .Every commandment or instruction is for your profiting.

Many mocked us in the past as being heavenly conscious and earthly useless. Those days when the phrase as poor as a church rat was the norm. That was before profiting by the covenant came to the fore and poverty synonymous with the church was turned to prosperity. No one engages in an endeavor to count losses, so also God.

The covenant instruction and commandment is for profitable living.

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11.

Debts are driven by losses, disappointments and economic burst. The seed is the ticket out of debts and losses, the covenant is the help needed to live a debt free life. Every seed of the word is programmed for performance. Every idea, vision or instruction is empowered to be profitable. Every endeavour is accomplished and prospers by covenant connection.

There is no room for bankruptcy or borrowing doing what is profitable. The covenant word converts losses and economic burst to boom and profit point.

The dry seasons are over, the covenant word quickens and revives. Grow, increase and multiply by the covenant become profitable.

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: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants:and the Philistines envied him.”Genesis 26:12-14.

PRAYER
Dear father and giver of the covenant, my ticket to profitable living. Thank you for temporal and eternal profits obtainable by the covenant. We have escaped losses, debts & bankruptcy in Jesus name.

THE PURPOSE OF LIFE

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:4.

The desire to connect the earth to heaven is as old as man. The will to be great is ancient, and the ambition to make a great name historic.Many professions and career a anchored on these themes.There is no gain saying, God is the almighty, greater than the greatest. Every touch of heaven is the shortcut to enduring greatness. The limitation of ambition is its inability to touch heaven.

Just like the City and tower of Babel, they remain a historic try at challenging divinity by humanity. The quest to connect heaven from the earth continues on the platform of religion. Not so many realize that God has come down to men to live and move in them. Christ Jesus is the only connection between God and man.
This is where religion ends and relationship begins; at the cross of Christ.

“And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me. And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.”Acts 22:6-9.

Paul could never have believed that he was working against the one he thought he worshipped. He was making a journey into oblivion driven by ambition just as we are. He was after fame and profit of his religion unbeknown to him that he was against God. The shortcut to greatness is the will and purpose of God.

A discovery of what he was born to be is the reason why we talk about Paul today. The story of Paul would have been documented in an obscure history text without Christ. Connecting heaven from the earth has never been easier through Christ.
Life begins with an encounter with Christ, a discovery of the purpose of life.

“And profited in the Jews ‘religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:” Galatians 1:14-16.

Prayer:
It’s heartwarming dear Father to know that while I was seeking to reach you, Jesus came to me. I receive him as lord to access purpose for living, everything needed for life. My thanks are yours in the name of Jesus Christ the lord.

BORN FOR THIS!

And profited in the Jews ‘religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Galatians 1:14-16. 

Living without the assignment make passions go wild. Have you ever asked yourself the question, what’s my assignment for life. Many confuse that with what is your profession or occupation. The assignment is the reason for which you’re born. The manufacturer of any products is the the designer of its purpose.
There is a great chasm between use and misuse, ignorance says it’s a thin line.

Any time the product is used for what was not the original intent, that is misuse. This is applicable to products that are mass produced, how much more for man who is custom made. The reason for the identity crisis we see in the world today notwithstanding technological advancement is from lack of purpose.
Original intent is as defined by the manufacturer not the end user.

“Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.”John 18:37.

You’re made for something great, that’s your assignment for life. Even in the face of death, Christ Jesus declared that he was born or this. He wasn’t a martyr, a religious extremist but a saviour and king. Everyone that heats his voice has am encounter with their assignment in life.

Paul was a zealot, exceedingly zealous of the traditions of his fathers. One encounter gave his purpose and an assignment for life. The identity crisis continues until a discovery of your assignment by an encounter  with Christ. Ordinary lives are turned to extraordinary living with meaning.
Christ gives flavour to life by unveiling the reason of your birth. Life is not to be endured but enjoyed, but not without the fulfillment of purpose.

I am born for this!

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”1 Peter 2:9.

Prayer:
Thank you dear father for creating me for your will & purpose. That is the reason why I was born. I am alive to fulfill the reason of my birth by the word of God in Jesus name.

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