The Almighty God Says, ‘Do any of you remember how great the Temple was before it was destroyed? What does it look like now? Doesn’t it seem like nothing to you?’ But the Lord says, ‘Zerubbabel, be brave. Also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, be brave. And all you people who live in the land, be brave,’ says the Lord. ‘Work, because I am with you,’ says the Lord All-Powerful. ‘I made a promise to you when you came out of Egypt, and my Spirit is still with you. So don’t be afraid.’ b
“This is what the Lord All-Powerful says: ‘In a short time I will once again shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all the nations, and they will bring their wealth. Then I will fill this Temple with glory,’ says the Lord All-Powerful. ‘The silver is mine, and the gold is mine,’ says the Lord All-Powerful. (Haggai 2:3-9 NCV)
The splendour and honour that will be revealed in you and in the church of God will be far greater than whatever you nor people know before now. By the time God is through with you, you will be a so ravishing that all that behold you will desire you like men adore diamonds.
No matter the destruction you have suffered, God is repairing and restoring you back to that wonderful and beautiful person He made in the beginning.
Is the destruction in your life and destiny: Rejected and written off by family and friends; have become a derision among your friends and contemporaries; oppressed and bound in failure and regrets - Tell that problem, 'Rejoice not over me' (Micah 7:5-10).
Is it in your marriage? He is the storm calmer (Mark 4:35-41). He will silence every storm raging in your marriage that has robbed you of peace and enabling environment for team work and success. The word of God says that two people have greater chance of succeeding and better result than one labouring alone, Ecc. 4:9-10.
Is it in your business? Is it in your career through loss of job? - Whatever the thief has stolen from you he will vomit it (Job 20:15) and the Lord shall give you double for all your destructions (Isaiah 61:7).
Is it your health? Rejoice for the Balm of Gilead is still healing and today He shall heal you of all your sicknesses. He was wounded for your transgression and.... By His stripes you were healed, Isaiah 53:5.
May be your financial empire has crumbled. The years of devastation will be restored double and whatever the enemy has stolen he will pay back seven times in Jesus name.
Have you lost hope? Don't despair. The Lord the restorer of hope to the hopeless says "I made a promise to you the day I saved you from your sins and adopted you into my family, and my spirit is still with you. In Isaiah 41:1013, He promised to help you and says fear not. So don't be afraid"
It is but a little while and I will display my all sufficiency through the things I have planned to do in you, for you and through you. I am your shield and exceeding great reward, Gen.15:1.
That affliction is light and it is for a moment, 2 Corinthians 4:17 - "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory"
The good Lord will turn your mess into a message and ministry to the world. It doesn't matter how long it has lasted. The expiry date is now. Why? The word of God says in the day of salvation have I succoured with you and now is the day of salvation, "(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of r salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" 2 Cor. 6:2.
He says I have heard your cries and have come to deliver you from all you troubles, Exo. 3:7-8.
The Lord has purposes it. Who shall stop Him or dies annul it, Isaiah 14:27 - "For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?"
The Lord is already shaking the nations and sooner that you can imagine, he cause their wealth to come unto you. That is why He says get down to work.
Beloved it not about how much toiling you put, though it is good to work hard. It is about the Lord that giveth favour, Rom. 9:14-16.
Cry out desperately to the Lord for His mercy, favour and strength.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12 NIV).
Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant (devoted) in prayer. (Romans 12:12 AMP)
Job 14:1 says, “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.”it's all part of life, like sparks shooting skyward. Job, if I were you, I would ask God for help. His miracles are marvelous, more than we can count. God sends showers on earth and waters the fields. He protects the sorrowful and lifts up those who have been disgraced, Job 5:7-11 (CEV)
If you have not tasted this, you will. Learn now that tribulation in this world is normal for the Christian. However, Christ has broken into our tribulation, Galatians 4:4-6. He became man and embraced all our suffering. He chose it. He carried it. And in his death and resurrection he defeated it. All of it.
Because hope does not make ashamed, Rom.5:5. Be joyfully expectant that what you desire will soon come to pass. Do not let sorrow crush your spirit or else you will loose every strength and willingness to pray and move on, Prov.15:13. Rejoice evermore, 1 Thess.5:16, and I say rejoice, Phil.4:4. And if life is hard, we can either give up on joy or we can get it from hope. Do not give up on joy. “Rejoice in the Lord and again I say rejoice”. It is with joy you draw from the wells of salvation, Isaiah 12:3.
That pain and disappointment of yesterday has no power over you today because it is behind, except you re-empower them through sorrow, regrets and self-condemnation. If you don't quickly let go of yesterday, you can't enjoy today and tomorrow will be at risk. Let go and let God.
The ultimate hope of the human heart is not forgiveness or justification or heaven or freedom from disease. The ultimate hope of every heart is the glory of God. You were made to see and savor the glory of God.
Romans 12:12 says, “Rejoice in hope.” Romans 5:2 completes the thought, “Rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” This is the ultimate experience that will wipe away every tear. This will rectify every wrong. This will make you say that it was all worth it, no matter what you suffered.
Our light affliction is but for a moment, 2 Cor.4:17. Tribulations are normal. But a glory is coming that will make it all worth it. We have need of patience so that after we have done the will of God we may receive the promise, Heb.10:36. Why die in the night (problem) when the morning (joy) will surely arrive soon, Psalm 30:5. It is a divine law that morning must succeed night ratified by a decree, Gen.8:22. There is no present suffering that can equate to the glory that will be revealed tomorrow.
The affliction is not meaningless, it is not absurd, it is not cruel, it is not pointless. No, it is working for me, for you an experience of the glory of God that will outweigh every moment and every degree of suffering. Your tomorrow will be alright, Isaiah 3:10. Amen.
The Lord has promised that: a. He will never leave you nor forsake you. b. He will help you. c. He will make a way for your where you cannot find a way. d. Jesus died for you so that you will be a partaker of the blessings of Abraham. e. He will take you by the hand and lead you in the way that you should go. f. He will be with you until your mission on earth is completed. g. He will watch over day and night for good and not for evil. h. No evil shall befall you and no disaster shall come near your family
The word “constant” here doesn’t mean that every minute you are praying. It means persist in prayer. Persevere in it. Stay at it. Be devoted to it. Don’t give up or slack off. Be habitual. Prayer should not be random, occasional, sporadic or intermittent. In other words, for every Christians prayer should or must be regular, habitual, recurring, a disciplined part of life. Treat prayer the way you treat eating and sleeping and doing your job. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
A double minded man cannot receive anything from God, James 1:6-8. Whatever you want ask God in prayer believing and you will receive it, Matthew 21:22. If you must go to God in prayer, you must believe that He is God and is the rewarder of those that diligently seek Him, Heb 11:6. He is, of course, available any time. And he loves to help any time, Psalm 46:1. But he is dishonored when we do not make time in our day to give him focused attention. Do not faint nor be weary.
Confront every situation in faith. You cannot change what you will not confront. In Luke 10:19, the Lord has given you the power to deal with anything that will constitute an obstacle on our way. Confront the problem not people.
After you have suffered a while, the Lord will strengthen you, perfect everything that concerns you and establish you, 1Pet 5:10. That is amazing.
So don’t make the mistake of thinking that future-oriented, future-sustained joy limits present usefulness. It doesn’t limit it. It liberates it. So don’t make the mistake of thinking that future- oriented, future-sustained joy limits present usefulness. It doesn’t limit it. It liberates it. If your future is glorious and sure (which it is in Christ!), you don’t live for money or power or fame. You don’t have to grasp and snatch and chase pleasures that are slipping through your aging fingers. You are free to live for others now. You are free to be another kind of person than the kind that lives for this world. If your hope is glorious and sure, you will seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these other basic things will be added to you ( Matthew 6:33 ). Your love will be genuine. It will be radical, risk-taking, sacrificial because of the joy set before you.
Endurance through tribulation by means of joy in hope is what sustains the sacrifices that love demands. Jesus himself did same in Hebrews 12:2 , “For the joy that was set before him [he] endured the cross.”
Job 14:1 says, “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.” If you have not tasted this, you will. Learn now that tribulation in this world is normal for the Christian. However, Christ has broken into our tribulation, Galatians 4:4-6. He became man and embraced all our suffering. He chose it. He carried it. And in his death and resurrection he defeated it - All of it; the moral evil and the physical evil. Sin, Satan, sickness, sabotage―Christ defeated them all by dying in our place and rising form the dead. In this triumph he secured for his people―all those who trust him―freedom from sin, freedom from Satan, freedom from sickness, and freedom from sabotage, partially now and perfectly in the age to come.
In the tribulation of life we can and do rejoice. For those who know and trust Jesus Christ, tribulation does not destroy their joy. “Sorrowful yet always rejoicing” 2 Corinthians 6:10 is the spirit of all joy in the seasoned Christian life.
You can read and hear God’s revelation till you are blue in the face, and if the eyes of your heart are not enlightened, you will not see and savor the beauty and sweetness of God’s wisdom and revelation. You will not know God. Something must happen to us. We must have a heart that sees spiritual reality. This is a gift from God. If so, ask and it shall be given you.
Whatever you can get now on your own, you will lose at death because it is not worth much. If you pray for what you cannot get on your own now, and God gives it to you―a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, that is, the enlightenment of the eyes of your heart to know him―you will not lose that at death. And it will give you the sweetest of pleasures now and inexhaustible joy in eternity.
“Father, give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of yourself.
Please, don’t leave me to myself. I am so worldly. My thoughts and feelings are so canal. I scarcely feel any awe or trembling or sense of spiritual beauty or sweetness or glory.
Have mercy and by your Spirit awaken in me the spirit of wisdom and revelation so that when I read or listen to your wisdom and your revelation I will have ears to hear and eyes to see the wonder of it.
Numbers 13:1-3, 26-30
What you fear and confess can become a trap for your destiny. So watch out.
Anytime you say it is over, it is a conclusion and confession made when:
But the truth is that all these are just lies from the pit of hell, unscriptural and does not promote the sovereignty and omniscience personality of God. Believing them will only create more trouble. When you accept them, you bid your dreams good bye.
Watch what you believe. Believing a popular opinion does you no good.
Moses sent out 12 Israeli men of renown on a journey of destiny but there end was different because of what tey believed.
However, when they were asked to give report of their journey, they broke into two groups.
One grouped believed thy will make it and though they were tired from the long journey said they should move in immediately and possess the land (Canaan), Num. 13:30.
The other group (majority) believed they cannot make it. They said it is pure suicide embarking on the journey, Num. 13:31-33.
In God's kingdom, majority does not carry the vote. Majority is not determined by number. In 2 Kings 6:13-17, Elisha demonstrated to his servant Gehazi that they that be with them were ore that the army and chariots the king of Syria has sent against them.
Choose to be on God's side. The ten men who believed and reported differently were wrong and took many into destruction while only Caleb and Joshua.
Watch the company you keep. Avoid those that destroy your faith and confidence in Good and His promises.
The fact that many people are doing something does not authenticate it as being approved of God. Walking with God is not democratic.
Issues of faith require individual persuasion. No one can use your faith for you or pursue your dream for you. People are only used by God to facilitate your destiny. The actual work is to be done by you by faith.
The woman was bowed so that he could not lift up herself for a whooping 18yrs. That is a serious issue. She was held bound by the spirit of infirmity.
Some people have been held bound by evil powers and no matter what they do, they find it difficult to lift themselves up from their bowed position. Why? Because they have been trying to get up to a start or recover from their bowed state by their power.
The bible makes it clear that by strength shall no man prevail:
1 Samuel 2:9
“He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail”
Verse 8 actually shows that lifting comes from the Lord,
1 Samuel 2:8
“He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them”
When the hand of the Lord reaches out to you for a lifting, no power of the enemy can hold you bound. He is the Almighty.
In Acts 3:1-8, He lifted a man lame from the mother’s womb from that terrible state through the ministry of Peter. It was His power through Peter that lifted that man. Even Peter testified to that in Acts 3:12, 16.
He is here and through faith in His name you are rising from:
1. Sickness: In John 5:1-9, 14 – This man’s state was because of sin. Sin brings affliction that bows down men and prevent them from moving forward life.
Psalm 107:17 says “Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted”
James 5:16 “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”
No amount of prayer can take away the problem caused by sin. The only solution is repentance. Confess it and repent so that you may be healed and lifted from the dust and or dunghill unto royalty and greatness in Jesus name.
2. In Zech 1:18-21, we discover that there are evil powers (The horns) who are bent on exercising ungodly rule over people. They hold people down so that no one is able to lift up his head. People’s hopes are dashed to pieces The good news is that The Lord has divine blacksmiths (carpenters) whose occupation is to terrify and overthrow them. The blacksmiths will destroy their ungodly influences over you tonight in Jesus name.
Isaiah 10:1 says that those who make unjust laws that oppress people are doomed.
Naboth was the owner of a portion of land which was a vineyard (2Ki 9:25-26). This small plot of land was all he possessed. It was by the palace of Ahab (1Ki 21:1-2). Ahab wanted it but Naboth refused on any terms to part with it. He had inherited it from his fathers, and no Israelite could lawfully sell his property (Le 25:23). Jezebel, Ahab's wife, was grievously offended at Naboth's refusal to part with his vineyard so she craftily and cruelly plotted the death of Naboth and his sons (2Ki 9:26; 1Ki 21:19). She then came to Ahab and said, "Arise, take possession of the vineyard; for Naboth is not alive, but dead." Ahab arose and went forth into the garden which had so treacherously and cruelly been acquired, seemingly enjoying his new possession, when, lo, Elijah suddenly appeared before him and pronounced against him a fearful doom (1Ki 21:17-24). Many years later, Jehu who was present when Elijah pronounced the sentence of Ahab and Jezebel executed the sentence in 2 Kings 9:26-37. In 2 Kings 10:11, when learn that the whole of Ahab’s lineage, kinsmen and satanic priests where wiped out by Jehu. The Lord did not do it in the time of Ahab but in the time of his son because Ahab humbled himself before the Lord, 1 Kings 21:28-29, 2Kgs 9:25.
Psalm 109:17-18 says that anyone who plots evil against you will carry it themselves (Prov. 21:18)
Whosoever has bowed you down to this day so that you are not able to lift up yourself, crushed your hope and has constantly been harassing and intimidating you shall lay-up treasures for you and your children to possess in Jesus name, Prov. 13:22.
“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just”
Today, the Lord loose you from their powers and every limiting and stagnating power is paralysed and destroyed for ever in the name of Jesus.
3. Poverty also has a way of having people bowed and incapable of rise to greatness or any form of significance.
Prov. 10:15 “The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty”
However, Psalms 34:6 says, “This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles”
If you will cry tonight and move and begin to take steps of faith, because faith without works is dead, James 2:20, 26; the Lord will not only save you from all your troubles but will lift you up from the dust and sit you among princes even the princes of your people, 1 Sam. 2:8.
The only financial wilderness you cannot overcome is the one you created through direct rebellion to God and His word. Every foundational and inherited poverty that has not allowed you to actualise your dreams or put the wonderful ideas in you to use to the benefit of your family and mankind is hereby destroyed by the power of the Almighty God in Jesus name. You may not know how it’s going to happen because you don’t have any source within site to finance your dreams but don’t worry. Just have hope and trust in the one who makes a way where there seems to be no way and very soon you shall be singing a new song. It is going to come like a dream.
In Luke 19:12-19, the servant that gained Ten Pounds from One Pound, was only a servant. If his master did not give him those talents who would have known about his investment abilities? He was an expert but without the necessary tool to be numbered among the greats and nobles so he ended up a servant. Your time in servitude is ended today in Jesus name. Every finance you need to excel, the Lord of all the earth who own all the silver and gold in the earth will put finances in your hand through unfamiliar and unsuspecting sources because those who have your investible cash in their hands are under His authority and control. The heart of princes and kings are in His hands.
4. Curses are another enemy of man. Jer. 22:24-30. This man is prince destine for the throne but the Lord Himself pronounced a curse on him and his descendants that though he wears the signet in his hand, that signet will be removed from him. In Jer. 37:1, when his time to ascend the throne was fully come, the throne was given to another, Zedekiah the son Josiah. This one is a curse from God and except the Lord has mercy, no one can set that person free. However, the wicked has a way of putting curses on people for no reason. These curses find thriving grounds because of sin and go ahead to bow people in the dust or dunghill.
What is curse: It is summons given to all the forces in heaven, on earth and under the earth to work against someone.
The good news is that today, every curse of man shall be annulled in Jesus name. In Joshua 6:26, Joshua placed a curse on anyone who tries to rebuild Jericho and after many generations, it came to pass in 1Kings 16:34. In 2 Kings 2:18-22, you will discover that the curse continued to work and then came Joshua who went to the spring and removed the curse by a prophetic decree.
5. Some have their hands or handwork bound by household enemies such that they have not been able to do any meaningful thing in their life. It may not be physically tied but bound by a curse such that everything seems to turn against them no matter how they try. The more they try, the more things get tighter. Except the Lord intervenes, there may not be head way. In Judges 15:9-14, the relatives of Samson bound his hands so that he could not fight, and then had him handed over to the Philistines. He could not be free from it until the Spirit of God came mightily upon him and the new rope that has not been used before became as flax burnt with fire and he was loosed. Tonight, may be your household enemies have bound you with the kind of affliction or curse that has not been employed in your family before, you are going to be free.
In the name of Jesus, I declare you free. Jesus sets you free today.
There are situations that we find ourselves in which are not of our own making but we can overcome if we can aggressively pursue our desired location.
Esau went hunting on the father's demand for the animal to prepare a meal that will satisfy his father so that the man will bless him, Genesis 27:1-5.
So the young man knew what the meal was for and I bet you he would put in his best in the safari and no amount of fatigue will make him give up. He must have tried his best hunting strategy that day so that the old man doesn't die before he returns and finishes preparing the food. We can make our best plans and just at the point we need to be at our best, we discover that our best shot is not good enough, Prov. 21:31. Esau's best was not good enough "If the Lord does not help one, his labour will be in vain, Psalm 127:1. That is why David said in Psalm 121:1, I will look up to the Lord the source of help.
On the day Esau was to get the best out of his hunting experience, he experienced this unusual and ungodly delay.
All the animals went on holiday and finding one to kill was a problem. He can only kill when there are animals to kill. May be also that his bow malfunctioned and by time he succeeded in fixing it and the hunting down a any roe, what he was pursuing has already been cunningly collected by his scheming brother. You will never be late to your miracles in the name of Jesus.
He prepared his quivers and bow but the field and availability of the animals he has no control of. He has no control of the times and seasons. Our seasons and times are controlled by God, Daniel 2:21. There is a season for everything, Eccl. 3:1.
The problem is when seasons of blessing turns to seasons of sorrow because of situations which are beyond our control or for unexplainable reasons, Genesis 27:30- 34.
I prophesy, your season of joy shall not turn to a season of sorrow in Jesus name.
Your season and time of blessing shall not elude you in Jesus name.
You shall never be late to your miracle in Jesus name.
I command every ungodly delay to your miracles and promotion to end now in Jesus name.
Partly, Esau played a part in his situation. In Genesis 25:30-34. He despised his birthright and so lost it.
Beloved, when one is not blessed or preferred, every step he takes will be in the wrong direction and every word he speaks will be wrong. But for you, that had been redeemed by the precious blood of the Lamb of God, and is sanctified and spirit, it should not be so. You must watch what you declare with your mouth and anointed tongues over your lives and children. Out of your mouth shall your satisfaction come, it can produce life or death, Prov 18:20-21. Don't destroy yourself with your tongue.
Don't destroy or despise your destiny. Do not be like Esau and destroy your destiny because of hunger for one thing or the other.
Gehazi threw away the opportunity to become the greatest prophet ever lived because of the love of money. Avoid it for it is the route of all evil. They give you nominal money and collect your wealth everyday. Take out of your wealth when opportunity calls and exchange for good of the land.
Samson despised his wealth and destiny through the lust for strange women. Prov 6:26-28, 32-32; (Hebrew 12:14-17).
"But their Father told Esau when he cried out "By your sword you shall live and serve your brother. But [the time shall come] when you will grow restless and break loose, and you shall tear his yoke from off your neck" (Genesis 27:40 AMP). In 2 Kings 8:20- 22, Edom the descendants of Esau revolted against Judah the descendants of Israel (Jacob) unto this day.
From today, I decree and declare you free from anyone nor power that has been ruling over you in Jesus name. Any family nor generation that has been exercising rule over you and your children is today paralysed over you and yours in Jesus name. Your freedom will activate freedom for someone who will see you by the end of this year and shall arise unto destiny because of God's divine involvement in and transformation of your life and family in Jesus name.