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Monday 24 July 2023

Prophesy equips you to live in a warzone

 1Ti 1:18

Timothy, my son, here are my instructions for you, based on the prophetic words spoken about you earlier. May they help you fight well in the Lord’s battles.
Maybe no one has spoken a prophetic word over you before but all prophetic words equip the hearer to make a good effort in warfare but not against flesh and blood. But against the dark powers against strongholds against principalities and thrones and powers against evil princes and kingships.

You have been given a spiritual arsonal the like of which you have not yet fully explored.

I am the ever living one 
It was I who created all things I hold the earths storehouses in my hand and release rain and snow in proper time and season.
I cause the grass to grow and the buds to sprout.
It is I who made the sun the moon and the stars and hold the universe together with a mere thought.
My thoughts about you are these 
You are my child who is destined for greatness 
You shall speak to the leaders of men and not be held back from gaining influence over the schemes of men for I place both men and women of faith in high and mighty places.
You will gain the ear of princes and the kings of earth
You will not be lacking in zeal or fire for I inhabit the praises of my people and make them great in power and strength 
Though a thousand come to slay you not one hair of your head will be lost for It is I the Lord of heavens armies who will scatter them to the four winds 
I shall breathe and cause the winds to blow your enemies away 
You will stand tall and proud
You will be the first among many who shall spring forth from obscurity 
Those who the world conciders nothing will become great men and women of influence.

I shall cause a stirring among the peoples of earth 
From darkness I shall call them forth 
They will carry my light into the darkness from which they came 

Monday 17 July 2023

You die twice : The second death



I have already defeated that ancient serpent who prowls around seeking someone to devour 


He is a liar, a thief, and a murderer


Nothing he says or does is trustworthy.


Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed in your mind by the power of the Holy Spirit. Prove yourself to be a good workman of the Gospel, for faith without deeds is dead.

See, I have imprisoned the false prophet and the beast in chains in the lake of fire.

where they are in everlasting torment 

Rev 20:10

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.


Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Your life is like an open book before me: everything you have done

Trust me you will see your loved ones again: those who were in Christ when they entered death.

Those who are not in Christ shall be destroyed in  the second death 

Rev 2:11

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Rev 20:14

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Rev 21:8

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.


You need not be afraid of the second death for it has no power over the those who are being saved:those whose names are in the Lambs book of life.


There is a future which can be avoided 

You need not go there

Have you not heard my voice calling in midst of the darkness. 

For my Light shines as a beacon for lost travellers

Have you not seen?

Do you not percieve?

I have defeated death and hell, it is I who took back the keys, and secured man's dominion. It is I who shall release the prisoners from darkness and bondage. The Righteous Judge shall prevail and the Advocate who pleads for you shall be a faithful witness for you. Indeed He stands in the prisoners dock ready to face the judge in your place. And yet more than that He took the punishment that was meant for you.

You need not fear the Righteous Judge for He is full of Peace and Joy and Gladness

He is a man of Peace: He seeks to offer you without limit, a knowing that is is beyond words. The truth shall set you free

He is a man of Joy: His Joy is full of compassion and mercy for you. He does not desire that anyone should be lost.

His heart is Glad: The Righteous Judge Has rendered a Not Guilty verdict over you. He is glad to do so 

He has secured a 'get out of jail free card' The price has been paid for you by His own Son and this from the before the foundation of the earth.( before the earth was made ).

The evil one does not have the monopoly over your life. He is liar and thief and murderer.  


Thursday 6 July 2023

As for the Jew as for the Christian

Rom 2:28
For you are not a true Jew just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the ceremony of circumcision.

No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by God’s Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.

Have you been baptized in water? Have you been circumcised? Do you read your bible? Attend church every Sunday? Do you preach or have a public ministry?

Why do you do those things? Let me be honest I got baptized in water to please a family member not because I had any understanding of its meaning. I went through the preparation with the pastor and when asked to confess my faith I simply said what would be acceptable. I even came out of the water completely dry. How did THAT happen? Yes, I have a certificate of baptism but it means nothing, it's completely useless to save me.

Now over time, I have understood the true meaning of water baptism I have grown in wisdom and understanding. And developed a deep personal faith. Does my experience invalidate my baptism? No, because mere ritual means nothing. So, from personal experience, I can tell you that following along or playing lip service to the traditions and rituals and belief in the doctrines of men and of the church will not save you.

True spirituality has nothing to do with ritual or external signs: what you wear or what you do or what has been done in the flesh (to your body) circumcision, baptism, and such, 

For me, membership in a church, being the missionary president ( a previous church), and the outward ritual of baptism came long before the inner work of Christ. Romans chapter 6 particularly verse 3 has a lot to say about baptism I will cover that another time. 

I'm not saying traditions are bad in and of themselves I welcome some traditions but they should not replace a lifestyle of obedience to God's Word and the teaching of the Holy Spirit. Indeed the Lord and the Spirit are one and the same. This is the triune God in action.

2Co 3:17
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  

What matters is the state of the heart! By that, I mean the inner work of Christ for God's kindness leads men to repentance 

Whilst fellowship, bible reading, and singing and such are necessary for growth and social cohesion that alone will not save you.  The church (Body of Christ) is not a social club. You may indeed be well-balanced in the life you lead. Even the ungodly have a form of fellowship, a shared and common worldview, and social cohesion and are well-balanced but they will not inherit eternal life or share in the truth of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ 

Be sure to lean on Him. 

Ask yourself what religious things you do now or have done, out of mere habit that are of no use? I don't mean disciplines: those things that you have cultivated that are of genuine spiritual benefit to you or those around you. But those things that you do just because of mere tradition and ritual or because that's the way it has always been done. Or in my case, you had no understanding of what the ritual or ceremony meant and were simply performing for the benefit of men 



Tuesday 4 July 2023

The Good Shepherd

John 10:3
The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

John 10:4
After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.

John 10:5
They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.”

John 10:11
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.

John 10:14
“I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me,

John 10:27
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

John 14:26
But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.

John 15:26
“But I will send you the Advocate—the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me.

John 16:12
“There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now.

John 16:13
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.

John 16:14
He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me.

John 16:15
All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.’

I am the Good Shepherd 

My sheep know me and follow me- they listen to my voice

I will run after you when you go astray and get lost.

I will fight wolves and bears to protect you 

See, I have already defeated that old wolf that ancient enemy who came to kill, steal, and destroy. 

Have I not sent the advocate 

He testifies to everything you have heard me say to you for He is the Spirit of Truth 

He speaks of things yet to come and will guide your steps along twisted and stoney roads so that you do not stumble

He guards you with His cloud by day and His fire by night

Come gather under my wings and shelter from the stormy weather 

Surely these days are stormy do you not sense the spirit of the times.

Yet my sheep are safe from the storm in my pasture 

Surely I will both feed and water my sheep. 

Come drink the living water and thirst no more

Surely I shall restore springs and wells that have not flowed or held water since long ago.

Today I shall renew your strength and will mount you on my wings like an eagle her young

I shall teach you to soar upon the rising wind and when you have fully fledged you shall venture into the life I have planned for you since ages past.

You shall be a lighthouse for my light will shine through you into the darkness that surrounds you.

And like a moth to flame will gather the lost, the dispossessed,  the lonely, and the outcast.

Come let us live as one, you shall be as one who has died, yet lives, for my Spirit shall give you life 


Saturday 1 July 2023

Holiness and Intimacy

2 Cor 13:14

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

There are three concepts here grace, love, and fellowship.

As believers, we can never forget that our right standing with God which is the cornerstone of our faith comes from the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. The very next concept is the love of God. Aren't you glad that God's love is all-encompassing and unconditional in that we don't have to earn it, because we are created in His image and He loves us as His special creation, and more than that He chose us before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight?

This brings us to the concept of fellowship. My dictionary defines fellowship as a close personal friendship. The Greek word that is translated here is koinonia. Here are some definitions: fellowship, intimacy, partnership, and companionship.

Have you considered what is required to develop a close bond with someone?

As we get to know the Holy Spirit, His likes, His dislikes, The things which upset Him, and the things He does, then intimacy develops, and we develop a closer bond.

There is such a thing as a legal partnership. Defined in contractual law These normally have a list of obligations and duties for both sides and there are consequences for their neglect, misuse, or disobedience.

Ephesians 4:30 

And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.

Ephesians chapter 4 has a lot to say about the way we should live not lying to our neighbor, and making every effort to renew our thinking in regard to developing a Christ-like character. In fact a whole chapter on the way we should live to please God.

I would advise a study of Ephesian chapter 4 in-depth if you want to live a holy life in such a way as to not grieve the Holy Spirit.