GOD’S PROMISES TO ME

“Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by Me; whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. If anyone does attack you (dares to challenge you, conspires against you) it will not be My doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you (will be defeated by you)” (Is 54:15)

These are some of the promises of God to His people as found in Isaiah 54:
The barren woman shall have children!
The depressed shall sing for joy!
You shall be promoted and shall experience increase in business!
Your children shall be settled!
Your children shall love the Bible, have great peace and shall be disciples of Jesus!
You are forgiven and shall forget the shameful sins and mistakes of your youth!
You are free from fears and oppression!
The prodigals, the backsliders shall return back to their God!
God will not be angry with you but have compassion on you!
God will reveal His everlasting love and peace to you!
The attacks against you shall stop and your enemies shall be defeated by you!
No weapon formed against you shall prosper!
You shall refute every tongue that accuses you!
This is your heritage from your Lord!

Have no doubt! Every contrary statement against these promises shall surely fail! Every person prophesying against these promises of God shall be defeated by you! There is no hope in this battle for your enemies! Have faith in God that you shall experience great victory, a testimony to God! In Jesus name, amen!

BY THE GRACE OF GOD

“But by the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not [found to be] for nothing (fruitless and without effect). In fact, I worked harder than all of them [the apostles], though it was not really I, but the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God which was with me” (1Cor 15:10; AMP)

By the grace of God I am a new creation in Christ Jesus, a child and a servant of God Almighty. This is my story…this is my song! The ‘old’ me died long ago. I am totally different from the person my mother brought into this world. My present identity is ‘designed and produced’ by the grace of God. No man can take the glory!

Grace is defined as the un-merited favor of God. Let me make it more personal…I used to be foolish and shy. I do not merit to be different but I now find a new supernatural wisdom working in me. I used to be easily deceived and confused by life events. I do not merit to be different but now, I find in me a new strong will to please God and the strength to reject the voice of the enemy. I used to think I am ‘a nobody’. I do not merit to be ‘a somebody’ but here I am, fearfully and wonderfully made. As the mercies of God are new every morning, so my life is new every morning. The way I see myself, I will never become old…this is a miracle that I chose to believe!

If you see what I see, then ‘tap’ from this anointing. From this new level of mercy and grace, dear children, I bless you afresh!

God bless you!
In Jesus name,
Amen!

OPEN DOOR OF FAITH

“On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles” (Ac 14:27)

We went to a bank yesterday. Each morning we always pray that the Holy Spirit will direct our path and give us favor with people. It means that each person we talk too during the day is chosen by God to hear the sound of our voices, no matter the subject. Indirectly the listener shall hear and receive wisdom, peace, faith, joy and hope, by the Holy Spirit.

They directed us to see one of the ‘personal bankers’, an Asian man. He said that I have been qualified to have a better credit card with greater advantages. Then he went out of his way to help us apply for it. He even asked to send it over-night at no cost at all. Then he asked me some ‘secret questions for banking privacy’. One of them was this: ‘who is your favorite historical character?’ Of course my answer was ‘Jesus Christ’. No shaking! In Warri, Houston and all over this earth, my answer is the same! I was so happy I could call my Savior’s name in a sterile bank office in Houston, where all men only whisper when they talk!

(Just in case you are worried about my lack of privacy, to publicly say on Facebook my secret answer… have peace…for even in my dreams, I shall publicly declare that my ‘favorite Person in history’ is my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ)

At last, the man was done with my application. We were ready to go. Suddenly I sensed an open door of faith. I felt the lead of the Spirit to ‘invest destiny’ in this man, a potential brother in Christ. I grabbed the opportunity given by the Holy Spirit and boldly passed thru this ‘open door of faith to the Gentiles’. I asked him if we can pray for him, what are his needs or desires (in America you always need to ask if you can pray, for many people say no). In a hushed voice he said ‘good health’. I said ‘that it too little, add more, for we shall apply directly to Jehovah Jireh, our Banker, who can do all things’. He was so surprised… Then Tali asked him: ‘are you married?’ He said no. Immediately, we held his hands above the cold glass table. No time to waste… Before the devil came back from break, we prayed for him. We asked God to grant him the revelation of his Savior and also good health, good marriage, promotion in the office and financial breakthrough. He then whispered: ‘is this request not too much?’ We confidently said ‘no’. Then he said what we said: ‘amen’. So sweet…

We do not know if he was a religious man or not when he left his house in the morning. But after that prayer, he was surely a different man. Tali asked him what will he do if God answers this prayer. He simply said ‘I will be grateful’. We said that is a good answer, for now. This man filled my form for a better credit with his bank. We helped him fill his application form with our Bank in Heaven. This man does not know yet, but he touched ‘gold’ this morning. I can see his future happy in Christ. This was a good transaction for us all. I am happy! The day has started well. To God be all the glory! Amen!

THE COMFORTER HAS COME

Jesus said: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you” (Jn 16:7)

We came to Houston to buy the air conditioners for our new sanctuary. We came to a company that was selling them. The owner of the company received was very well. He gave us his business card on which it was written: ‘Your comfort is our business’. He said that was their motto. After we finished our discussions, we told him that our ‘motto’ is the same. He was so surprised. Then we told him about Jesus and the Holy Spirit, who is the true Comforter. He told us that he is married for ten years but no child. We asked if we can pray for him and he said yes. We prayed and prophesied that in one year from now, himself and his wife shall have a baby. He was doubly surprised. May these words come to pass in the name of Jesus!

Yes, you need more than cool air to experience comfort in this life. Yes, your need for the Holy Comforter is our blessed business! I love my Father’s business!

DOING WHAT I AM DOING

“And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve” (2Cor 11:12-15)

This is the prescribed method of warfare when under attack from ‘satan himself’ thru his human agents. These are religious people, pretending to be born again Christians. But they are fake to the core. The only way satan can succeed to win any territory or credit from the true believers, is thru deception. Be warned! Be watchful against the possibility of deception! Do not trust your natural senses, especially your eyes. For sights can deceive. On the surface a thief looks good and a adulterer looks holy. A manipulator may have a good opera voice and a liar may graduate from a Bible school. Fight to know the truth. It is a good and holy fight. Each drop of revelation truth will give you tones of freedom. Chose to defeat deception to get a breakthrough into the land of Spirit’s holy freedom.

The best method of warfare prescribed in the Bible is to ‘continue to do what you are already doing’. It means that you have to continue to serve God the best way you can. Do not stop serving God and men! Learn to die to the sweet voices of these false brethren. Like Nehemiah said when under a similar attack: ‘how can I abandon such a good work I am doing, to build the city and the house of God, and come to chat with you? I will not come!’

Do not interrupt the flow of the Spirit in ministry just because some idle evil religious men are dying of envy of you. Learn to avoid such useless and dangerous distractions. Remain focused keeping your eyes on Jesus. He conquered the world and in His name, you can do the same. Sooner or later you shall see defeat in the camp of the opposition. It shall come swiftly. It is a God’ promise of justice. You shall rejoice with a new joy not know before. And God will be glorified!

I LACK NOTHING

“For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He knows your going through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you. You have lacked nothing.”
“For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land… in which you will lack nothing… And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you” (Deut 2:7; 8:7-10)

These days I look at myself and wonder… I am a miracle to myself. I feel like lighter, like something is missing… something bad and negative is not here anymore. So I asked myself: ‘what can this thing be?’ I had to examine myself. This is what I discovered: I have lost my ‘wants’. Do you know what I mean?

“The Lord is my Shepherd and I shall not want” (Ps 23:1). This wonderful word of God has been fulfilled in my life. I testify that I have lost my anxiety of wanting things to change, the desire to acquire things for the sake of having them, the passion to please men and the wish to be different than I am today. Like a sheep and her Shepherd, the Lord takes care of me. My faith is now deep, anchored in the promises of God. In the past, I lacked nothing. Even in the difficult season of the desert of my life, when things look hard and often hopeless, looking back I can say that I lacked nothing of value. Then God promises me than even in the future I shall lack nothing.

So why worry? Past, present and future is settled. Things and circumstances may change but God never changes. This is my declaration: I shall not want! I shall lack nothing! For Jesus is my Savior and y Lord! The Word of God abides forever. ‘Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever’ (Hebrew 13:8). To God be all the glory!

THE SOUND OF VICTORY

“A wise man scales the city walls of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust” (PV 21:22)

To scale the walls of a city is a form of spiritual warfare. You place the ladder of the Word of God on the wall, climb on it and enter the stronghold from above. This is the city of the devil, who is a thief and a liar. He has captured the souls of men. Many foolish men are his victims. The devil deceives himself that his victory is eternal. That is a lie! His army is able to fight back against foolish adventurers. But no devil is able to win against the wise children of God who trust Him with all their heart.

You need to learn and practice the spiritual art of intercession. It is not just theory. It is a holy activity lead and empowered by the Spirit. It is a passion that is rooted in true love for God and for the souls of men.

You already know that somebody you love is in bondage, unable to move, to make progress and even to breathe. You feel compassion but you wonder if you can help. Pity without action will end in frustration. In Christ, you have all that you need to be a champion, to win any battle that will glorify The Lord. Do not ‘play safe’! That is the game of the coward, the loser. If Jesus played it safe, no man will go to heaven. Do what The Lord did. The same Jesus who went down from heaven to earth, is the same who, after finishing His work, went back to heaven as the King of kings. Pray for understanding, for wisdom, for strength to do God’s will in your particular situation. Learn the dance of the angels, going up and down, on the ladder Jacob saw in the desert of life. Do not run on earth from left to right, like an hunted terrified antelope, a restless soul with no address. But go up and down the ladder touching heaven, serving God and saving the souls of men. That is what champions do!

Wisdom means to apply the scriptures in practical life. Read and meditate on the Word of God. Then apply them! Armed with faith in the promises of God, boldly attack the stronghold of the devil. There are many victims in that hunted city waiting to hear the sound of victory. Fear not, for God is with you! You shall enter in the territory of the evil one, and he shall retreat. For the devil cannot resist the name of Jesus and the anointing of the Holy Spirit on you!

Have you seen the video clip showing the prisoners at the end of the Second World War? They looked dry like bones. Many of their mates died. But when the victorious army entered the dirty death-smelling prison camp, the survivors came out from their cells, and the chains fell of their ankles. Keep hope alive so that you share with the hopeless! Trust God 100%! Jesus Christ is the Savior of men! He died that men may live! Enroll in His army that knows no defeat. He who thru intercession saves the souls of men is wise and shall be rewarded by the Captain of our salvation! These things are true. I practice them. I see results. As you cannot hide evil things forever, so good things done for the glory of God cannot remain under a bushel for a long time.

Are you hearing the sound of victory? I do! Let the true champions come forth! Let your light shine, for this is your destiny! All to the glory of God! In Jesus name, amen!