JOYFUL RESTORATION

HAPPY WITH CHURCH TONIGHT

“David inquired of the LORD, saying, “If I pursue after this troop, shall I overtake them?” He answered him, “Pursue; for you shall surely overtake them, and shall without fail recover all.” (1Sam 30:8)

The prayer meeting was very good. Today is 12 weeks since I fell and broke my ankle. I missed ‘my sheep and my lambs’. They missed me too… By the grace of God we rejoiced seeing each other in the presence of God. Physically I was limping and shaking a little, but my spirit was ready and strong. I saw that many of our sheep ran away to hide in the ‘bushes’ of religion. I know that the intent of the devil was to ‘strike the shepherd so that the flock will be scattered’. But The Holy Spirit is so faithful… As we started praising God and praying, The Holy Spirit came down to embrace us in His everlasting arms. We all felt His presence, calling us back to Him, to where we belong. The anointing was that of a joyful family restoration.

The word given was this: ‘Pursue, overtake and without fail, recover all’. We prayed against the evil spirits of religion, backsliding, poverty, fear, depression, oppression, intimidation, rejection, divorce, demotion, sickness and untimely death! We received power and joy as the Holy Ghost came upon us. We were like the prodigal sons coming back to Father’s house were we truly belong. There were shouts of victory in the tents of the righteous. The joyful party continues… To God be all the glory!

You too, dear reader, receive peace, joy and healing coming from this evening overflow! I prophesy that God will turn your life around and many wonderful gifts and surprises will come you way! In Jesus name, amen!

PRAYER REQUEST

This is a letter from a young woman who is a born again Christian. She is a young loving wife. She became sick for about a month. She has fever, her feet are cold and she cannot sleep well. Please pray for her, for healing, deliverance and a great testimony! God bless you as you pray for one another!
 
‘Good afternoon ma!
Malia when I receive your message my body was free n light,
Malia this is the medical report the Doctor told me because i called him this afternoon coz under my feet is cold them he explained this is the cause: Enteric fever effect the gastrointestinal trace cause sleep disorders”-
Malia immediately I reject it. IThank you ma for your prayers!
 
I also Thank you ma for those powerful massage am truly blessed by is grace I will come before God people to testify for is miracle working power in my life. Malia if not for God I did not sleep for more than a month feel week under feet cool was even told that with what happened to me in some cast make the person to have high fever believe me. Malia when I say ur messages you post have made me alive again. Because even with the oh drug the Doctor gave me sleeping drugs did not work on me my hubby have to carry me to his mother place where she is taking care of me I bless God coz each morning I have to wait n look through Facebook to see your word for encouragement.
Thankkkkkkkkkkkk you ma. I believe so much in your ministry. Amen
Your daughter in Christ,
N…”
 
Let’s pray: “Dear Heavenly Father, we come to You in the name of Jesus! Please heal Your daughter who is sick! We take authority in the name of Jesus and we command you wicked evil spirits of infirmity and poison, to leave God’s daughter and servant and go away right now in the name of Jesus! At the mention of the name of Jesus, you must bow! Jesussssssss!!!!!!! Every evil covenant made by demons or wicked men against you, we destroy in the name of Jesus! Holy Spirit please take control! We vow to testify for Your glory! In Jesus name we pray! Amen!”
 
This is the Word of God: “He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions” (Ps 107:20)

THE ANSWER TO YOUR PRAYER HAS COME

“Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer” (Dan 10:12)

Intercession is a blessed work. The greatest favor and love you can show to someone is to pray for him or her. The devil hates it! But keep on praying! When you pray for someone, learn to keep your eyes on Jesus! Stay focused! Be patient, loving and faithful! The devil attacks with doubts and distractions. Do not get lost in details. Persevere in prayer and you shall be rewarded with God’s presence and a testimony.

The following examples are taken from my ministry as an intercessor and pastor. These are to encourage you to persevere in prayer. The first example: your husband is passive spiritually. You pray for him to be a man of God. Then one day he buys a religious book that is not a Christian book. Or he starts praying in a way that is not good, or he wants to attend a ‘dead’ church. Do not panic! Encourage him in his efforts. After many ups and downs he will arrive at Jesus and become born again. The second example: your husband is not loving or romantic but you want him to be. You pray for him! One day he invites you to the wrong restaurant or buys for you a gift you hate, trying to be romantic. Do not complain! Encourage him. It takes great effort to improve in life. This is the third example: your husband is lazy and you pray that he will become more responsible. He needs to work so that he can provide for the home. Suddenly, he accepts a wrong job (according to you). Do not be discouraged! God is working in mysterious ways! He may have to learn from a wrong job with a wicked boss. But the wrong job will force him to wake up in the morning and go to work. That is already a gain. It may be a little gain, but the little gain will increase when God is inside.

These are just few examples to increase your faith and patience. Trust God that once you start praying, an answer shall be released in your favor. The devil will try to stop the work of God but he will surely fail! Do not be afraid! God has heard your prayer! The answer to your prayer has come! Faith 100%! Doubt 0%! God is never too early! God is never too late! ‘The Galilean’ can never lose! Be ready to testify openly before the congregation! Glory to God! In Jesus name, amen!

TIME FOR DELIVERANCE

 

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (Jn 8:36)

As a mature believer, you need to do spiritual warfare. The devil is a real enemy and he has some power. But the power of God is supreme. God limits his activity when he is attacking God’s children. These are some basic revelation facts: The devil is a thief who comes only ‘to steal, kill and destroy’ (Jn 10:10). He is a liar and a deceiver. The devil is a religious spirit saying that he ‘believes in God’. He attacks the believers mostly with sickness, poverty, discouragement, fear, confusion and depression. There are different ranks of evil spirits, just like a wicked army of terrorists. Some are attacking people and some are against nations. When God promotes you, the higher levels demon powers will attack you. You need to be spiritually ready! You need to resist the devil and he will flee from you! We do not fight ‘against flesh and blood’. We do not focus and fight against human beings. These are only the pitiable slaves of the devil. We fight against the demons who manipulate these men and women. So, you cannot afford to be ignorant or passive! Put on the whole armor of God and fight back! You shall have the victory! Believe it!

 

Please note this: the devil steals not just material prosperity but spiritual blessings too. For example, he can steal part of your joy. You wake up happy in the morning. Then you hear a word and suddenly you plunge down into an ocean of sadness. This is a spiritual thing. If you are not aware of this spiritual battle, you may blame the person who troubled you. You need to see these spiritual realities and fight a spiritual battle. Victory is very sweet!

 

Let’s talk about JOY. According to the Bible: The Joy of the Lord is strength; joy is medicine to the soul; joy is a sign of hope for the future; joy is a proof that you live in the presence of God; joy is a sign that your troubles are over; joy is a sign that you have faith in God; joy is a proof that you have swallowed and believed the Word of God (Neh 8:9-18; PV 17:22; 10:28;   Ps 16:11; 30:5; 33:21; Jer 15:16). From these scriptures you see that the devil wants to steal or damage your joy as a Christian. If he succeeds, you shall be spiritually and physically weak, you will feel hopeless; suddenly your future looks dark; you feel like a backslider, outside the presence of God, you feel like your troubles will never end, you start to doubt the Word of God; your faith goes down; your prayer life does down; you lose your testimony as a child of God and you become afraid of the future.

 

This is the good news: If you are a child of God, rejoice! And I say again: REJOICE!!! I command you to rejoice!!! There is nothing to fear! In Christ the victory is sure. We fight from a position of rest and victory achieved for us by the Lord Jesus Christ at the Cross of Calvary! Praise the Lord!

 

Now let’s pray with faith and with a loud voice: “Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You in the name that is above every other name, Jesus Christ, the Son of God! I am sorry for being careless with my spiritual blessings. I pray for total restoration of my body, soul and spirit, of my marriage, my children, my job and my ministry. I take authority in the name of Jesus and I command every evil spirit from the pit of hell to leave me and mine and to go away right now! I completely destroy every sympathy or agreement I have done, knowingly or un-knowingly, with evil spirits or their human agents! Holy Spirit please come and fill me afresh! Use me for God’s work! I vow to give You God all the glory! In Jesus name I pray, amen!”

 

After praying this prayer you must feel better. You must feel happier! You must feel stronger! It is the work of the Holy Spirit! Give Him glory! Praise His Holy Name!  Come back with a great testimony of freedom and deliverance!

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WHAT THE WIFE DESIRES FROM HER HUSBAND?

 

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself” (Eph 5:25-28)

 

The answer to this question is found in the Word of God. I also confirm it from my experience as a wife of more than 42 years and also from my experience as a Pastor. One thing is clear: the devil hates successful godly and happy marriages! To have a successful marriage it takes a lot of effort. That is why the spiritually lazy are all unhappily married. Any woman, but especially if she is born again, has her own expectations concerning marriage. This is because she reads the Bible and she sees God’s standard concerning the men. She is not happy if her dreams do not come true.

 

What does a Christian woman desires from her husband?

*Love! The husband must love her in a particular way: ‘even as Christ loves the Church’. This is the greatest love of all. It is not just a seasonal emotion, but a forever sacrificial love.

*Prayer! The husband must pray with and for his wife. Before praying for children, for friends and the extended family, the husband must regularly pray for his wife.

*Cleansing! A godly husband must ‘wash’ his wife with the Word of God. He must study the Bible to have enough ‘water and soap’ to do it.

*Providing! A husband must provide for the wife. He must be an ambassador of Jehovah Jireh in the home.

*Trustworthy! A godly husband must keep his word. He should not lie or give false hopes. He should not promise things he cannot perform. Breaking a promise to the wife means breaking her heart. And that breaking takes a long time to repair. He must be sexually faithful to his wife.

*Communicate! The husband must speak the truth in love! He should be a lover and a leader using good words! They should talk ‘heart to heart’, about everything. Silence is not a good communicator. You may misinterpret the absence of words. My husband and I we talk about everything. We are friends, lovers and co-laborers in ministry.

*Spiritual covering! The husband must take responsibility for the mistakes of his wife. He should not blame her harshly. He must correct the wife in love. This correction is an art. Do not correct in anger, but always in love. Be patient and expect improvement. Rejoice when the good changes come.

*A good father! The husband must be a good father to their children.

*Co-laborer! The husband must help carry the wife’s burdens. He must pray to understand his wife. This is not an easy task but with the help of the Holy Spirit he will succeed.

*Rejoice with her! He must make her laugh for laughter is like medicine. He should discuss their finances with her. They should not be greedy or wasteful. They should pay their tithes and offerings in the church.

*An encourager! He must encourage her to be all that God wants her to be. He should not expect perfection for no one is perfect. But they should mature spiritually and rejoice in the journey of life. Each season of life is beautiful in the presence of God!

 

This is our testimony. My husband loves me and I know it because he has proved it to me numerous times.  He loves me with words and action. He prays for me. One of the sweetest times for me it is when my husband calls me and says: “My wife, let me pray for you…” To me this is the highest form of love in action. I so appreciate it! Recently, having some health issues, my husband’s prayers carried me on. My husband studies the Bible daily. I love it! We discuss the wonderful things we find in the Word of God. He provides for the financial needs of the home. He is not a lazy man at all! I trust him when he promises me things. He does not lie to me. He encourages me and he corrects me when I need both. He is happy when I improve in my character. We rejoice together. He is a good father to our children and a good grandfather. We share in the burden of the ministry. We laugh together, we work together. My marriage was not perfect from the beginning for we were both sinners when we fell in love. But after we became saved, the spiritual fruit started to appear and now our marriage is a garden of the Lord.

 

This is a prayer I often pray. It has worked for me. If you have faith, it will work for you! “Lord Jesus, please help me to see You in my husband’s eyes…help me to feel Your touch thru my husband’s hands. Bless our marriage. Bless our home with Your presence. Let the water be changed into wine in our marriage, In Jesus name, amen!”

MOVING ON TOGETHER

“After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road” (Lk 10:1-4)
 
The Lord appoints and sends forth seventy two of His disciples, to do the work of ministry. He pairs them ‘two by two’. He sends them with a clear vision. They are to go to specific places where He will arrive later. They are to prepare the way for Him. He tells them that His trained workers are few. He also tells them that as they walk on the way, they should not be idle minded, but always pray to God, the Lord of the Harvest, to multiply His servants. They shall preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, forgiveness of sins, victory, healing and deliverance in the name of Jesus! He warns them that there is an enemy and that the work is dangerous. They shall have no other protection or provision than their faith in God and the Holy Spirit with them. This will be enough to save and sustain them to the end. They should not greet anyone on the road, not to be distracted from the original vision.
 
From these simple instructions we can deduce that the devil attacks the servants of God in specific ways:
*You will be tempted to reject the companion the Lord has chosen for you! The flesh will tell you that you know better. I have seen many examples of believers who marry under fleshly impulse and destroy their ministries. Even the choice of a life partner must be done by the Lord Jesus and not by yourself. That is why you should not marry and unbeliever. There is nothing sweeter than for husband and wife to have the same vision and to walk along the way of life together, hand in hand and heart with heart, in the unity of the Spirit!
*The devil will tell you that the places the Lord sends you are not good. Lot chose Sodom and lost it all. Abraham chose the wilderness and became a blessing to all nations. My testimony: The truth is that I did not choose to marry a Nigerian or come and live in Nigeria. My husband of 42 years now was the first ‘black’ man I ever talked to. The Lord over-ruled my selfish desires and (Thank God!) I submitted to His will. I have no regrets at all. I am blessed with a wonderful husband and a wonderful ministry in Warri, Nigeria! Praise the Lord!
*The devil will distract you from prayer. You will forget that there is a harvest in the future. You just grumble that there are no good friends around and that the road of ministry is too lonely. Do not complain! Use your energy to pray! Do you know that you can ‘pray a husband into existence’? God will answer your prayer so that both of you will work together in the Lord’s vineyard. Pray in English! Pray in tongues! There is nothing impossible with God!
*Preach the Gospel of Christ Crucified and Resurrected! The devil will tempt you to talk nonsense or to gossip with strangers along the way. Do not go below to their level! Challenge them to come higher to your level! Tell them the story of Jesus or just keep quiet and pray!
*The devil will distract you with different things, even good things, so that you forget your vision and your purpose. Jesus says: ‘Do not greet people along the way’. It means not to be emotionally over-involved with people even as you do ministry. You help and do what you can and then move on. Do not settle in any man’s spiritual backyard! You must run the race to the end!
*The devil will try to put fear that serving God will make you poor! That you will die of hunger or violence. He is a liar! Nobody can kill you until you fulfill God’s purpose for your life! Jesus is the invisible friend walking with you! Be encouraged today!
 
I know these things, because as a pastor, I made mistakes. Remember that whatever the Lord says to you, His words are His express commands. Ignorance of His Word or rebellion against His commands will end in painful loss of opportunities to do ministry and to win the price! And now get up! You have rested enough! It is time to move on!!! In Jesus name, amen!
 
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(In the picture, my husband and I, moving on…)

FROM SIFTING TO VICTORY

 

“Simon, Simon, satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (Lk 22:31, 32)

 

After 11 weeks of not being able to attend church services, today I came back to the fellowship of the saints. I told them that my accident was an evil attack. God permitted it for His glory and for my good. The devil could only break my leg but he could not break my spirit, our marriage or our ministry. Glory to God! I publicly declare the devil is a liar and a loser! I told the brethren: ‘I am back to strengthen you, children of God! Holy Spirit, help us!’

 

What happens to Peter is similar to what happened to Job. Satan requested from God for the permission to attack Job, a righteous man. Interestingly, his desire was granted. Satan attacked his family, his property and his health. But thru it all, Job held to the integrity of his faith in God. This faithfulness in times of trouble defined his character. What are the lessons? God permits His children to be attacked by the devil, for a season. Satan is real and he has some power. But his power is limited and controlled by God, who has the ultimate sovereign power! “God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: that power belongs to God” (Ps 62:11)

 

Many believers struggle with this question: Why does God allow satan to attack His children? The answer is this: for God’s glory and for their good! Something supernaturally wonderful happens when we enter the sufferings of Christ, when we share in His pain! When the Bride suffers together with her Bridegroom they shall both rise to a higher level of intimacy unknown in times of prosperity! Together they arrive to a greater unity of the Spirit! They suffer together and they shall rejoice together! They share together in their reward which is always greater than past their sufferings! “If we suffer (endure), we shall also reign with Him” (2Tim 2:12)

 

God is glorified by using the weakness of men to defeat satan. At the Cross of Calvary, satan was totally defeated. The Cross is God’s weakness which is stronger than the power of men (1Cor 1:24, 25). We preach that Cross! We carry that Cross! God allows us to be weak and ‘defeated’ for a season, so that satan will foolishly attack us. We are ‘bait’ for satan! Oh… the unsearchable wisdom of God! What is the good that comes out of these peculiar afflictions? Passing thru fire, our faith increases and becomes purified! This is great gain! Faith is more precious than silver and gold. Like in the case of Job, God will reward patient humble faithfulness with many blessings! If you want to be a man of God, a woman of God, your faith must be tested, for you to be approved for ministry!

 

In the scripture above Jesus describes satan as a farmer who uses a sifter to sift wheat. He violently shakes the grains up and down and right to left. The intent is to separate the grains from the chaff, which is the cover of the seeds. If he succeeds, the ‘naked’ grains are smaller in size, pass thru the holes of the sifter and they fall into his lap. But the grain covered with the chaff is too big to pass thru. Spiritually, we are the seeds. The chaff is a symbol of the shield of faith, our spiritual covering. The sifting of satan’s is intended to separate us from our faith.

 

This is the lesson: If we hold on to our faith, we are ‘too big’ for satan! We shall survive the fire! This tested faith is great victory! (1Jn 5:4). This is a great encouragement that even when our faith shakes, we are sur that it will not be destroyed. Peter’s faith failed him temporarily but not completely. What is the secret of this faithfulness? The prayers of Jesus! He is our Great High Priest who prays for us! God the Father and God the Son are not passive during your trials! They are actively interested in your condition, especially in the status of your faith! God allows you to pass thru trials so that at last, He can use you to strengthen others. Dear brethren! For better for worse, we are in it together! We shall rejoice together! Glory to God! Be encouraged today! Be strong in your faith today! In Jesus name, amen!

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