DEAR SISTER, FEAR NOT!

 

 
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Is 41:10)

A young wife, pregnant for the first time, had serious anxiety about going to the labor room. She is a born again sister in Christ. I encouraged her that God did not give us the demon of fear, but of power, love and sound mind (2Tim 1:7). I also prayed for her. She said that she is now encouraged. She just Email me her declaration of faith.

“I say NO to fear!!! I declare that my pregnancy and baby, including the delivery are a gift from God. The whole process will be a blessing. The delivery will be quick with minimal to no pain. I will come through stronger with no pain meds, no epidural, no tearing or episiotomy, no excess bleeding, no anxiety, just worship. I believe that I will be worshipping as I push our baby out to the glory of God! I will be laughing and thinking of Jesus safely bringing our baby out. I declare these to be truth! I declare that even the hospital staff will be blessed by the delivery. I declare peace in that room. I declare victory in childbirth!!! In Jesus’ name, AMEN!!!”

If you are in a similar situation, or if fear of the future attacks you, tap from this anointing of courage and faith! The devil has lost another battle! The army of the Lord is increasing!
Jesus is Lord!
More testimonies shall follow!

THE STORM IS OVER

 

 

“Also, to punish or fine the righteous is not good, nor to smite the noble for their uprightness… How shortsighted to fine the godly for being good! And to punish nobles for being honest! It’s wrong to penalize good behavior, or make good citizens pay for the crimes of others” (PV 17:26 AM; TLB; TM)

 

Once you are born again and filled with the Holy Spirit strange things will happen to you. I call them strange because these things are peculiar attacks against the true believer. The devil will attack you, not because you are good or bad, but because you belong to Jesus. The devil is a coward. He hates your Master and he will try to attack Him thru you. That is why you shall experience things that ‘have no connection with you’. These attacks come as unexpected sicknesses that do not resemble anything you have experienced in the past. The attacks may come as persecution from family, colleagues and friends. You shall be punished for doing good and for standing for Christ. But God shall judge them who judge you and they shall repent for their foolishness!

 

Before these strange attacks come, you are not able to understand the power of evil and the victory of the Cross.

These are practical teachings from the Holy Spirit. Thru it all, you shall know the power and the victory of the Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross. You shall also see with your own eyes the defeat of the devil, like never before! You shall see how his arrows fall at your feet, how the poison loses its effect and the sickness stops without medical help. This is a prophetic season when God judges His children in the church. The believer who is able to rejoice at the privilege of partaking from the cup of Christ’s shame, pain and suffering, shall be highly rewarded! But he, who is still selfish and refuses to enter the furnace of God, shall lose his reward! So, dear brother and sister trust God who is your faithful Creator! He is faithful in creating you, in keeping you alive and in saving your soul. He will not leave you and He will not forsake you. Even in the midst of strange trials, let your praise never cease but continue to rise to heaven!

 

“Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.

For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? Now, “if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?” Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator” (1Pet 4:12-19)

 

In Christ I declare:

It is well with your soul!

The tunnel is dark and fearful but I can see the light!

The storm is over!

Rejoice for God will not put you to shame!

The power of Ebola Virus in Africa is destroyed!

The Holy Spirit has encouraged me!

I am healed and delivered!

All glory to God!

In Jesus name

Amen!

FOREVER FREE FROM FEAR

 

 

 

“God has not given us the evil spirit of fear (over concern) but POWER, LOVE AND SOUND MIND!” (2 Tim 1:7).

 

Each time you sense fear coming to you, for whatever reason at all, you should reject it straight and without pity!!! it is a deceptive demon! Fear attacks in many forms: fear of sickness, fear of the future, fear of poverty, fear of divorce, fear of failure, fear of men’s opinions, fear to be single, fear of flying, fear to be cheated, fear of going to hell and many others. The greatest enemy of all is the fear of (untimely) death. It is a spiritual poison that weakness you from inside and feeds on any drop of joy you have in your heart, leaving you dry and feeling lost.

 

In Greek, the word ‘power’ means supernatural strength that trusts God for miracles; the violent faith of the believer who produces great testimonies and an abundance of blessings. The word ‘agape –love’ means the supernatural power to love like Jesus. This overflow of this love is the source of all true worship, happy marriages and true ministry.  To have a ‘sound mind’ means to have the disciplined mind of a student of the Word of God; it means to be moderate in opinions and passions. In today slang, it means to be supernaturally ‘cool’.

Fear is the opposite of all these. Fear is an evil spirit. It makes a man to be coward and a traitor to God who sustains his life. It means to indulge in wild negative imaginations of failure and defeat. It brings depression and bitterness. The demon of fear is the opposite of faith. A coward is unable to trust God for miracles. His life is anxious and boring. A coward cannot worship God and is unhappy in his marriage. He cannot study the Bible.

Fear is deceptive for it comes as a real option to manage your difficult circumstances.

Because fear is an evil spirit it can never help you! The devil is a thief and a liar. Fear will always disappoint you, for it is a dangerous and fake way of thinking. Lastly, this is a spiritual battle. There is no medicine against fear. It is only a believer in Christ that can win the war against fear! To identify and reject the demon of fear is great gain! Your reward will come as the sweet enjoying of your life!

The only fear that is ‘good and healthy’ is the fear of God which is the beginning of wisdom! Fear God alone! Fear the One who created you and keeps your heart beating! Fear the One who has all power!

Be a champion! Be wise! Be strong! Be happy!

 

Today, I agree with you in prayer! Have faith! God will deliver you! He has done it for me, He will do it for you!

“We command the evil spirit of fear to depart from you, right now! We destroy any connection with the evil spirit of fear! We destroy any spell placed on you by the evil spirit of fear! In Christ, we declare war against fear and the victory is ours! In Jesus name we pray, amen!”

 

In Christ I declare:

I am forever free from fear!

I am filled with faith in God Almighty!

To the glory of God!

In Jesus name

Amen!

NO NEHUSHTAN!

 

“King Hezekiah broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses has made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. And he called it Nehushtan” (2Kg 18:4) King Hezekiah was only twenty five years old when he became the king of Israel. He was a good man. He destroyed all the idols in the land. He broke to pieces the bronze snake Moses had made long ago. That copper snake was manufactured at the command of God, at the time when Israel suffered because God’s wrath. They murmured against God and Moses. God hates all sin but he hates rebellion in particular. He sent poisonous snakes among the people. Many died untimely painful deaths because of these snakes. Humbled by force, they repented openly and cried to Moses for forgiveness and healing. That is when God instructed Moses to make a bronze snake and to lift it high on a pole. That shining object was easy to see by all people. God said that if anyone looks at the snake and has faith that God is greater than their sickness, that one shall live. The bronze snake was the point of contact with the healing of heaven. The method worked! All who looked at the copper snake lived! (Nu 21:4-9)

Many years have passed since then. The Israelites kept the bronze snake as a reminder of an old act of mercy, healing and deliverance. But they made the mistake to elevate that object to the status of an idol. They began to worship it, forgetting the God who is the true Healer. Idolatry always provokes God. That is why Hezekiah broke the snake to pieces. Mockingly, he called it Nehushtan. The word in Hebrew means a thing made of copper (an inferior metal when compared with silver and gold). It symbolizes a useless nonsense thing. It also means something like a snake, hissing its way, a magic spell or the work of a witch.

What are the lessons for us? Jesus said that He is the true eternal copper snake lifted in the desert of our terrible circumstances (Jn 3:14, 15). The material things compete with the true source of healing which is spiritual. God is Jehovah Rapha, our Healer!  Material things that propped our faith in the past become ‘Nehushtan’. Do not worship visible things, doctors, nurses, procedures or methods. These are temporary. Only Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever. You can safely worship Him! He alone is the Savior of your soul and the Healer of your body!   Another lesson is this: Looking in the right direction, having the proper spiritual vision and mixed with faith in the Healer is the cure for any disease. Without vision people perish (PV 29:18). If my eyes are good, my whole body is full of light and healing (Mt 6:22). Spiritual blindness is criminal! I cannot afford to be blind to my only hope of a cure… My vision determines my destiny, my peace and my health! “Open my eyes Lord to see Jesus…”

Lastly, looking for healing, I may be in danger of falling into the sin of idolatry. This is a warning and I should take it seriously! Something that was good in the past, something that God used to help or heal me years ago, can become an idol in my heart. God is the Creator. He can use any method He pleases to speak to us, to bless us or to heal our diseases. We should never get stuck with the means or with the gifts of God. These change with the seasons, with the circumstances and with the level of our faith. The only ‘factor’ that never changes is God Himself. But revelation is progressive. We should mature spiritually, move on and allow God to be fresh in His revelation day by day. Do not look back like Lot’s wife! Leave at the feet of Jesus the memories of all good things God used in the past. Do not make idols from the memories of past successes, healings or blessings.

This is a word for you: God wants to do a new thing in your life! Do not try to imagine it for that will hinder its manifestation! Let god be God! This blessing shall come in a most unexpected way! This healing shall come from a different direction than what you’ve known in the past! This breakthrough shall come with a different sound! This is a new day, a new season…A new song shall rise from the ashes of disappointment and pain… Let God, the Holy Spirit be free to move in your circumstances… It is time to move on… “Holy Spirit, You are welcome in this place…”

In Christ I declare: I destroy all idols in my heart that drag me behind! I reject the demon of backsliding! I look unto Jesus Christ! I am saved! I am healed! My marriage is revived and blessed! My breakthrough has come! Like rivers in the desert, my testimony is a miracle that glorifies God! In Jesus name Amen!

DELIVERANCE FROM THE DEMON OF WITCHCRAFT

 

 

 

This is what the Lord says:

“I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells” (Micah 5:12)

 

DEFINITIONS:

WITCHCRAFT is the skill to use demonic power to control other people or events; to achieve selfish results, completely outside the leading of the Holy Spirit and in opposition to the plan and purpose of God for mankind.

Witchcraft is the same as sorcery. It manifests in different ways but the following are the most common of all:

 

MANIPULATION means to control and cheat another by using skillful, deceptive, hidden means to achieve his selfish purpose. It produces frustration, guilt and a feeling of being cheated.

For example, King Balak is a political manipulator. He tries to hire a famous false prophet called Balaam to curse the children of Israel who came out of Egypt. His intent was to use demonic power to weaken them in such a way that it will be easy to defeat them in war and drive them away. He is promised money and honor if he can curse them successfully (Nu 22-24).

An example of religious manipulation is when a man goes to see a prophet for counsel and prayer. But he has a hidden idol in his heart. He wants prayer and blessings but he refuses to openly confess his sins. The demon of witchcraft may blind the prophet to bless such a man. God overrules the prayer and the blessings and judges the sin of manipulation. The prophet and the man who came for prayer shall be punished together (Ezekiel 14).

Personally, I take this warning very seriously. I always pray that the Holy Spirit takes control of any discussion, counsel or prayer session I am involved in. I often pray for the manifestation of the gift of discerning the spirits, to be able to see in the Spirit and not to be deceived by the visible. Carelessness in life is dangerous, but in ministry is even more so. The devil will send his agents with the primary purpose to make the pastor or the believer backslide.

 

INTIMIDATION means to make another afraid and to force him into submission. It means to push back another, to stop his progress in life.  The victim becomes timid and full of inferiority complex. It is done by constant demands or threats. The victim’s spirit is broken and all courage lost. It means to bully thru aggression and insults. The fear of God is replaced by the fear of man or the fear of death in the victim.

This is an example of intimidation: Jezebel was an agent of the devil sent to pollute the religious atmosphere in Israel. She sponsors all the false prophets and kills all the true servants of God. God sends Elijah to confront the Prophets of Baal. In a dramatic display of power, they are defeated publicly and killed on the slopes of Mount Carmel. When Ahab tell his wife about the defeat she becomes mad with anger. She invokes the power of her gods and threatened Elijah with death. This is a clear curse of witchcraft using intimidation. Elijah runs away (1Kg 19:1-3). The great prophet needs a fresh encounter with Jehovah to be delivered from the effect of fear before he can return to ministry.

This is another example of intimidation: Goliath cursed David by his gods that he will die. But God’s promise to Abraham has to be fulfilled. God promised that He ‘will curse them that curse’ the descendants of Abraham. By cursing David, the fate of Goliath was sealed. With all his strength, stature and experience as a soldier, he died (1Sam 17:43)

There was a wizard called ‘Elymas the Sorcerer’ who opposed the ministry of Paul. AS with Goliath, he had to be punished for that. Paul declared that he will be blind for a season and it was so (Acts 13:1-12)

 

OPPRESSION means to crush the spirit of another by adding false burdens. It is done by misusing the power or the authority of a leader. The victim becomes silent, weak, foolish, hopeless and unable to mature spiritually (witchcraft stops the spiritual and mental growth of its victims). Under continual oppression the general attitude will be that of a slave.

For example, the children of Israel became slaves under the Egyptians who oppressed them with heavy burdens and much work (Ex 1). A boss in the office, a husband, a father or a pastor may oppress others and force them to submit to them. The evil spirit of witchcraft is doing much damage to families, churches. It is very active in the work force, in the offices and government officials all over the world. God is on the side of the victim whose responsibility is to pray always for help to come from above. A silent victim is ignorantly co-operating with the oppressor. Spiritual passivity is always a mark of witchcraft.

 

In Christ I declare:

I destroy any spell of witchcraft over my life, my marriage, my family, my ministry and my church!

I am free from an influence of the demons of manipulation, intimidation or oppression! I reject any form of sickness, weakness, confusion, fear, deception or evil attacks! I am healed! I am free! I am happy! I belong to God! Jesus Christ has died of the Cross for my sins! I am free from any condemnation! My accuser is defeated! I shall live and not die and declare the works of the Lord! God’s plan and purpose for me and my family shall be fulfilled! Any human agent, who is actively engaged in witchcraft, to curse me and my family, shall be exposed and disgraced as a fool! No weapon fashioned against me and my family shall prosper! This is our heritage as servants of God! The victory is ours! To the glory of God! In Jesus name, Amen!

PLEASE JOIN ME TO PRAISE GOD

 

“Then Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”

So the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.” (Ex 4:10-12)

 

Today I simply want to give all the glory to God for my ministry as a preacher of the Word of God and a pastor. This is my story: In 1980, I came to Nigeria as a young wife with two little children. I did not know where Nigeria was on the map. All I heard about Africa was tragedy and terror. I did not know a soul. But I loved my husband and I was ready to follow him ‘to the ends of the earth’. I could not speak English and nobody here understood Romanian. I was an unbeliever. God had mercy on me and changed my heart. I became saved here in 1986. Nigeria became my second home. Like Ruth, my husband’s people became my people….My husband DR. Richmond Leigh and I, we worked as medical doctors until 2000 when God said that we should sell our clinic (Lily Clinic, Warri) and change the building into a church. This is how Father’s House Bible Church was ‘born’. We started with less than 20 people, mostly family friends and former patients. Now we are thousands…

 

The transition was not easy for me. As a doctor, I did not need my tongue so much. Actions were more important than words. But in the ministry, I cannot hide behind a stethoscope. I cried to God like Moses. I did not mind to just work ‘behind the scenes’ helping my husband and others. But God decided something else. He called me to be a preacher, a teacher of the Word of God, a pastor and a worshipper. That was not my plan for my life. That was God’s plan!

Humanly speaking I was at a serious disadvantage…I prayed and I cried to God, asking for the miracle of anointing, spiritual utterance, open prophetic eyes to see Jesus, open ears to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit, creativity in writing, spiritual fruitfulness and favor with people in a foreign land… And especially I asked for the confidence of a preacher of the Gospel God answered me even more that I could have imagined…I needed a tongue of fire. God gave that to me…. I needed the boldness of a lion…God gave that to me…I needed the gentleness of a Lamb…God gave that to me…I needed the anointing of the Holy Spirit that breaks all yokes…God gave that to me!!! God even gave me peace concerning our children and grandchildren who live far away from us!

 

So what can I say? God is good! All the time! God answers prayers! To God be all the glory for the things He has done! Thank You Father, for it has been Your good pleasure to send me to Nigeria, as Your ambassador! You sent me here to take care of Your sheep and lambs. Thank You for everything… for the peace, the joy, the success, the fruitfulness, the prosperity, the wisdom, the energy and the miracles! All my crowns are laid at Your feet! You are worthy of all the praise, now and forever!

‘My people please join me to praise God…’

(This is how we say in Nigeria…)

 

In Christ I declare:

I am blessed!

My marriage is blessed!

My children and grandchildren are blessed!

My spiritual children are blessed!

God made my mouth!

God teaches me what to say!

God is with me wherever I go!

To God be all the glory!

In Jesus name

Amen!