GOD HAS THE FINAL WORD!

 

 

“The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth…And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him” (Dan 7:23-27)

 

God gave Daniel a vision that will be fulfilled in the last days. This message is for us who live at the end of times. The devil shall manifest as ‘the fourth beast’. In the furnace of Babylon, our Lord came as ‘the fourth Man’, to save His people from death. But the devil is a liar and counterfeits the truth. He shall come as a fake ‘savior’. He will save nobody, instead he comes only ‘to steal, kill and destroy’. Do not be deceived!

You shall recognize demonic attacks by the following signs:

 

*Verbal intimidation, manipulation and persecution (‘he shall speak…’)

You shall encounter verbal bullying in the office, in your marriage, among your friends and relatives. Men shall ‘greet’ you with abusive words. They may call them ‘jokes’, they may apologies later, but the effect is fear, discouragement and depression. Each hurtful word is like a dagger in your spirit. Men become skillful using their tongue to hurt others. This type of attack comes from the most unexpected direction, even from the religious people and it is very painful. It is intended to shake and weaken you that you should backslide. It is only ‘the shield of faith’ that is able to quench these fiery arrows. By holding your faith high, your spirit, your emotions are protected and the arrows made useless. This is God’s promise: ‘You shall refute every word that accuses you’. During warfare, learn to apply your faith in God in a practical manner. You will rejoice when you can successfully withstand ‘the terrors of the night’. You can do it!

*A strange weakness of the spirit, body and mind (‘wear out the saints…’)

The devil shall ‘wear out’ the saints of the most High God. The word means to become tired, to be made useless by long and hard labor. You feel like a slave. You work and work and no joy. The word also means to exhaust, to empty your spirit from vital qualities. You shall lose your patience, strength, peace and joy. Slowly, you character starts changing. You become anxious, discouraged, depressed and cold hearted. You lose the joy of your salvation. You become too weak to pray. Miracles seem impossible. Sleep becomes now so sweet. Food becomes an idol. When sick, medicine will replace your faith in God. The doctor’s counsel shall be more important to you than the prayer of the elders in the church.  When troubled, lawyers will replace the prophets. When poor and you need money, your bank manager will replace the word of the pastor. Worldliness and doubt start to creep in like slow poison and deadly snares. You begin to drift away from the safe path of virtue and truth. Awake, you sleeper!

 

*Confusion about times, opportunities and seasons of life (‘think to change times…’)

You start making mistakes concerning the timing of things. You will be careless during planting season and then disappointed at harvest time. You will expect rewards when you have not fulfilled the conditions for them. You will not be able to read for exams, and when you fail, you will be confused.

The so called ‘midlife crisis’ is an example of demonic attack. Old men behave like teenagers. Old women want to look eternally young. The spread of the fashion of cosmetic surgery all over the world is also an attack coming from the occult. Pray that you may see the root of the problems!

 

*Confusion about the laws of God (‘think to change laws…’)

You read the Bible but you are not able to obey the commandments of God. For you, the Bible is ‘a soft’ poetic book. The fear of God is diminishing. You become foolishly bold and make unnecessary enemies. Rebellion starts to grow in your heart. You will have a tendency to despise your spiritual leaders and teachers. You become overly ambitious and strive for promotion even in the church. You have read in the Bible that there are no laws against the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5: 23). But you will not be able to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that fruit can manifest. You do not understand the Person of God the Holy Spirit and begin to grieve Him. You will read the Bible and come to church ‘for nothing’. There shall be no spiritual gain or visible fruit from your ministry.

 

What is the solution? Go to the Cross and see Christ crucified. He died that you may live eternally and abundantly. The devil can boast for a time; he can rejoice as your master for a time, but his defeat is prophesied and accomplished at the Cross. ‘Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning’. This is the Word of God and none can change.

Child of the most High God, be encouraged today! You serve the God that knows no defeat! The Kingdom of your God is an everlasting kingdom and it shall defeat all others powers on earth. Have faith in God! Rejoice even in your afflictions! The trial shall only humble you so that God can bless you the more. God is in charge of the universe He has created. He has not abandoned His responsibilities to the devil or to any man. In the heat of the furnace, ‘the fourth Man’ shall meet with you! His name is Jesus Chris, our Savior and Lord! Fear not! The hope of glory rises upon you!

 

In Christ I declare:

The fourth beast is defeated!

The Fourth Man is in charge of my life!

My joy has come!

My healing has come!

My deliverance has come!

To the glory of God!

In Jesus name

Amen!

VICTORY SONG ABOVE THE CLOUDS

 

 


“I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands… For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
Do not be ashamed then, to testify to and for our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for His sake, but [with me] take your share of the suffering [to which the preaching] of the Gospel [may expose you, and do it] in the power of God” (2Tim 1:6-8; AMP)

We are travelling for few days. Yesterday I was attacked by an evil spirit of fear. We were in the plane, high above the clouds. Suddenly I started worrying if I left my pressing iron on in our home in Nigeria. That was crazy. We were thousands of miles far away and high away. Even if the iron was left on, what could I have done? Nothing! I was closer to heaven than when on earth. So the devil can come and attack at thousands of feet high up there? I sensed fear trying to enter my spirit. So I prayed, not for the iron, but for myself. I gained the victory thru faith in the Word of God and the name of Jesus! I share my testimony so that you too may do the same!

Fear is a terrible thing. The only fear acceptable to a believer is the reverential fear of God. Any other fear is a spiritual attack, arrows coming directly from the devil, to plant poisonous seeds in your mind. Fear is described as a painful emotion based on perceived danger. This danger may be real or imaginary. The attack of fear is intended to divide the mind and to produce doubt in the believer. Fear is the enemy of faith. Once you permit fear to infiltrate your spirit, it will become very hard for you to trust God, especially for miracles and breakthroughs. Once there is fear inside, you have this feeling that other people or spirits are in charge of your mind, that you cannot control your thoughts.

Fear is driven away by faith in Jesus Christ, just the way you deliver yourself from any evil spirit. The evil spirit of fear has to bow at the name of Jesus! Do not beg fear! Do not tolerate fear! Command it to go away from you! Once it leaves, you shall suddenly feel good, at peace with God and yourself, calm and strong spiritually. Your faith will increase immediately! The Spirit of God shall fill your heart. You shall pray and God will answer you!

A peculiar type of fear manifests when you have to stand in the presence of God and before a congregation and to preach the Gospel of Christ Crucified. The devil attacks all faithful servants of the Lord. His intent is to make them cowards, too weak to proclaim the truth. The preaching of the Gospel with anointing and power is always done in the face of much spiritual opposition. The Word of God is eternal and all powerful. But you have to learn to speak it with your mouth for others to hear it. Fear will make you too timid to do ministry in such a way that souls are saved. The Word of God in your heart must come with fire and passion. It will then become a hammer that breaks the rocks of opposition and stubbornness in your hearers. The Word of God in your mouth becomes fire and the people will be wood.

My advice is to confront your fears immediately and to drive them away! Do not waste time! It can become a stronghold that is much more difficult to destroy! Be a servant of God, a preacher of His Gospel! Preach to one or to many! Keep the Cross before you and see the price Jesus paid to save your soul! He died that you may live for Him! He died that you may work for Him! That revelation is the Mighty Rock of spiritual stability and your eternal source of power, love and of a grateful heart! Be free!

In Christ I declare:
I am free from all fears!
I only fear God!
I am a servant of God!
I preach Christ Crucified!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name
Amen!

FAVOR WITH GOD AND MEN

 

This morning we prayed for favor with God and men. We received both in abundance. We met people who went out of their ways to help and encourage us. They went with us more than the extra mile. They were patient and kind. They gave us advice on how to economize money and how to find good bargains we knew nothing about. These were all strangers to us but friends of God. This help is even greater because we are far away from home, far from ‘the comfort zone’ where we can find our way.
The devil brings discouragement if you open the door to him. Pray more often! Pray with faith! Pray for favor!

In case you feel depressed and tired because of all the evil in the world, please remember that God is still God and He still answers the prayers of His children.

“Father God, I go to sleep this night grateful for Your presence, love and faithful guidance to us. In Jesus name, Amen!”

OPEN DOORS

 

 

“I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close” (Rev 3:8)
We checked in a hotel. It was an average hotel. The lady at the reception gave us the room’s key. On top of the key it was written: ‘Open doors you never knew existed’. God speaks in so many ways… For a moment I stood there, in the hotel’s corridor, and my heart missed a beat. I felt God’s love come close. Did I forget that God can open any door? It is so easy to forget good things…and so hard to forget negative things, to forgive offences of the past…But that is another story…
Back to open doors…God knows no limitations, no boundaries and no hindrances…Nobody can say ‘no’ when God says ‘yes’. Did I limit God? Did I write a list with possible miracles, breakthroughs and open doors? Do I desire to control God, to lead God? Why such a foolishness? Sin has planted folly in our hearts and we are ignorant of it. But then, the Holy Spirit comes and breaks the bands asunder, breaks cages and padlocks, and the bird is ready to fly, once more…

The door that Jesus opens is a door of safety, victory, stability and intimacy as reward. These are His holy promises given freely, by His grace alone:
“I will force your enemies to bow at your feet…
I will force your enemies to acknowledge that it is you I love…
I will protect you from the painful trials coming to others…
I will seal you with My name that no one can erase…
The whole world shall see that you are My child and My servant and they shall fear you!
This is My promise to you! Just believe it!”

Today I pray for the grace to be able to surrender to God, again, totally, un-conditionally, from my heart…I pray for the grace to see invisible things, to hear the songs of angels and to be filled with the Spirit that opens doors no one can shut! In Jesus name, Amen!

In Christ I declare:
I am God’s child and servant!
I rule in the midst of my enemies!
My victory is sure!
In Jesus name
Amen!

FOREVER GRATEFUL

 

 

“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1Thess 5:18)

I met a lady here in the US. She left her home country many years ago. She struggled hard to survive. She is a single mother. She is about fifty. She is very hard working. She made money. She has a house. She has many friends. This is what the world calls ‘success’. But the price for this success is a broken heart and fears overflow. She had to do whatever it takes to be what she is. She slept with men she did not love just for money or favor to have ‘an open door’.
I spoke to her. Maybe because I was ‘a stranger’ she trusted me just enough to open her heart just a little. She is confused and afraid. But outside she looks tough. I told her about Jesus, she listened…I told her about the gift of marriage, but she told me that in America most end in divorce, so she is afraid to dream of it. Having ‘men-friends’ is easier and simpler, she said. No need for ‘papers’ and no need for ‘lawyers’, she also said.
But then, I told her that God is calling her to a life of fulfillment and destiny. Not just money and cars…much more than that…I told her to let go of her fears, her bitterness against men, her self confidence that she can save herself…and come to the most wonderful Man who loves her as she is. I told her about the eternal Romance of flying like an eagle, to drink from the Living Waters and feast with real kings, and not just with the shadows of men…I told her who Jesus is to me, how He has changed me, about the Cross and about Victory over sin…She kept quiet…
Light and darkness stood face to face…darkness wanted to keep her prisoner, but failed to find the strength to do so…demons panicked today in Houston…hell looked for a way to retain their slave…darkness could not comprehend light, for it is the eternal decree of the Father to be so…I gave her an embrace and went away…a seed of life has been planted in a hard soil, but who knows, the rain of mercy may soften it and the resurrection power have its way…

To the rest of my brothers and sisters in Christ I say:
Sing this song:
‘Take the world but give me Jesus…’
Be grateful that you know Jesus Christ! Never be tired to give Him thanks for salvation, for peace, for joy, for love and eternal life! You are blessed! Remember that!

In Christ I declare:
I am forever grateful to know You, my Lord!
In Jesus name
Amen!

THE LORD OF ALL THE FAMILIES

 

 

“At that time, says the Lord, all the families of Israel shall recognize Me as the Lord; they shall act like My people. I will care for them as I did those who escaped from Egypt, to whom I showed My mercies in the wilderness, when Israel sought for rest” (Jer 31:1, 2; LB)

We often forget that God blesses not only the individuals, but the families. I mean the husband, the wife and the children together. Once you believe this promise, your faith will increase ‘to adjust’ yourself spiritually, to belong to a family on earth. The singles should believe that it is God’s will for them to marry. It does not matter the age or the circumstances. For as long as you still breathe, as a child of God you have the right to trust God for the gift of marriage. The wrinkles and the broken hearts can be mended by God. Man did not invent marriage. Adam did not know that he needs a wife. Marriage is God’s invention. Stop calculating and just trust God.

Once you believe the promise above, your faith will increase concerning your spouse. Moses pleaded with Pharaoh on behalf of families. Salvation comes not only to persons, but to households. Wife, pray for your husband and children! Husband, pray for your wife and children! ‘A divided house cannot stand’- said our Lord. But a spiritually untied home is strong during all seasons of life.

Let me be more practical: each time I receive a blessing, a lifting, a revelation, a promotion or a healing touch, immediately I rejoice, for I know that God will give the same thing to my husband. Sooner or later, God will bless him too so that we can walk together, in one step and in one faith. As pregnancy is a gift to the family, so the spiritual blessings shall be shared by all. As a family, you shall all escape the power of evil. You shall all enter rest. You shall all know God’s mercy.

Please remember this: if God blesses one, He will bless you all! He is the God of families and the God of grace overflow! What God starts, He will surely perfect!
Now be ready and, as a family, enter your rest!

In Christ I declare:
Marriage is a gift of God!
Children are a reward of God!
Our family recognizes Jesus as our Lord!
Our family has escaped the power of sin and sickness and the curse of untimely death!
Our family is surrounded by God’s mercy! Our enemies are powerless and completely defeated!
We are healed, delivered, strong and happy!
Thank You Father for the gift of marriage and children!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name
Amen!

HRISTOS A ANVIAT! ADEVARAT A ANVIAT!

 

 


“For we believe that Jesus died and rose again” (1Thess 4:14)

It is Resurrection time again. Seating in this hotel room far away from home I remember my childhood in Romania. We never attended church as a family. Once a year, when visiting our grandparents in the village, we went to church with them. They were too old to remove the Christian faith from their heart. That is what we were told. The Government thought that with the new generation, religion (‘the opium of the masses’) shall be extinguished. Nobody had any use for religious people. They were not ‘practical’ enough for the state. That was the atmosphere in my country back then. I had no idea that God exists. I never prayed until I came to Nigeria and became saved in 1986.

I remember my childhood…At Easter time the tradition was to sew new dresses. At Christmas we had new clothes ‘winter style’. For Easter, the dresses were more beautiful, lighter and ready for spring time. My sister Adica and I were dressed like twins until we became teenagers. ‘It was easier for the dress maker to sew two identical dresses’- our mother told us each year. We always felt sorry for the hard working lady, but dreaming that one day we shall each have our own ‘style’.
Easter day was special not only for the new dresses, but that day we eat a special meal called ‘drob’. It was made from minced lamb meat mixed with special spices. We color eggs and arrange them in a basket in the sitting room. The poor people boiled their eggs with onion peels. They became beautifully brown in color. Others, who could afford it, bought powder colors. We learned different methods to color the eggs with different patterns. On Easter day each will take an egg and go outside to play a game. We tapped each other’s egg and say: “Hristos a anviat- Adevarat a anviat!” (translated: ‘Christ is resurrected, Indeed He is’). We had no idea what the sentence meant. It was a tradition passed on from the previous generations. The winner is the holder of the last intact egg. The losers get to eat their eggs. I was the proud winner of many such competitions having the strongest egg at last.

Today, looking back, all those games seem so childish. But I thank God for His presence in my life. I did not know God, but God knew me! What a revelation! While I was an ignorant sinner, Christ died for me! All those eggs and the games we played, mean nothing to me now. Except to say, that God is God and He knows His own from the foundation of the world.
God’s plan for us is perfect and wonderful. The Father sent His Son to live on earth as Man, to dwell among us, to suffer and died in our place. On the Cross the mighty exchange was approved by God. Christ became sin in our place that we may become the Righteousness of God in Him alone. There is no story greater than that! Angels try to understand such love…Yes, Easter is much more than rainbow eggs. Even as an unbeliever, in a Communist country long ago, though ignorant, now I see that truth could not be quenched. With each broken egg we declared the eternal revelation that Christ is Lord! That He is resurrected! Indeed He is!

If you are sad, lonely or sick, but you are a believer, please remember that today is not a standard for tomorrow. The weeping of Friday gave way to rejoicing on Sunday! Each day brings new mercies from God. Each day has the potential for a miracle from above. Your future is better than your past, for it shines with the glory of God! The power of resurrection is the greatest power in the universe. If the devil knew that Jesus will open the grave and tear the veil of separation between man and God, he would not have killed Christ. But he did not know…The devil, once created ‘perfect in wisdom and beauty’ became a loser and an ugly fool! Forever!
Forget the eggs…Come to the Cross! Come and see the price God paid for the salvation of your soul! It will change your life! You will never be the same! Come and see the true color of love! Come and taste that the Lord is good! Come as you are…Come to Jesus! I am there, waiting for you!

In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I am saved by the Blood of the Lamb!
I died to sin, to the world and to the devil!
I have hope!
I am healed!
I live forever!
Christ, my Lord is resurrected! Indeed He is!
In Jesus name
Amen!