CHRISTIAN ANGER

“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil… And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Eph 4:26, 27, 30)

Anger is a strong uncomfortable and hostile emotional response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat. Anger impacts the body: increases the heart rate, the blood pressure, gives headaches, ulcer or depression. Anger desires to destroy something to be satisfied. Many people with unresolved anger die untimely death. Anger destroys relationships and is a major cause for divorce. There is a righteous anger and there is a sinful anger. Please note that there is a godly Christian anger that is not sinful! Few believers have learned the skill to use it successfully! To do spiritual warfare and successful deliverance on others you need to be angry! We are commanded to be angry the way God is angry! But we should be aware that there is a great danger for anger to become sinful. Any anger that is out of control, is not governed by the Word of God, is too extreme or too long in time will grieve the Holy Spirit. That anger is sinful. It must be repented of! The first crime, when Cain killed Abel, it was because of anger. The devil is the author of all sins, but two in particular: lying and anger are directly connected to him.

Anger manifests in two ways: aggressive (loud) anger and passive (silent) anger. The aggressive anger is easier to identify. It manifests as shouting, quarreling, bullying, oppressing people, hurting them and ignoring their feelings. These angry people always blame others. Their words are harsh causing much pain. They have a tendency to speak fast, drive fast and often seem impatient. They are reckless in spending money. The passive anger is quieter but it is as deadly as the one above. These people are emotionally cold. They display ‘I don’t care’ attitude. They oversleep, over-eat or over-diet. They refuse to help others who are in need. They ignore other people’s feelings. They talk to people like they are objects and not human beings. They avoid quarrels. They love to manipulate the aggressive anger people. They provoke them and when they get angry, they preach to them. The passive angry people are proud and more religious, thinking that they are better at controlling their anger. They have small vision for life. They make friends with other angry losers. They are secretive and gossip others. The silent anger is like a poison that kills the joy of all around them.

We are commanded to be angry like God is angry. God’s anger is always just. It a sign of His love because God hates sin! God’s anger is displayed and it was satisfied at the Cross! Because Jesus became sin for us, God’s anger ‘killed’ Him! We should fear God’s anger!

Study the way Jesus manifested His anger! Under great provocation He never sinned. His anger was always under control. He was angry with the religious leaders who were doing business in the house of God. He drove them away and overturned the tables. But He did not kill the doves these men were selling. In anger He rebuked the Pharisees saying that God’s house is ‘a house of prayer for all nations’ (Mk 11:17). Here we see that godly anger is necessary to do deliverance and spiritual warfare. A godly anger will result in an improved prayer life that will affect the nations. This is not a selfish small vision type of prayer. This is a free, generous intercession, revival producing prayer that God is delighted to answer. In another instance Jesus heals a man with a withered hand (Mk 3:1-5). The religious leaders were manifesting silent anger planning to kill Jesus. He too was angry with them because of their hardened stubborn hearts. God’s anger defeats human anger! The anger of Jesus manifested in healing the sick.

May we learn from the Lord to be angry and sin not! May we use our godly anger to attack the devil’s stronghold and to set the captives free!

I am angry with the devil! Therefore I say: Be healed! Be delivered! Be made whole! Be free! Be filled with the Holy Spirit! In Jesus’ name, amen! To the glory of God!

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THE MOST HIGH GOD REIGNS

(Lessons on spiritual warfare)
 
“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 was manifested 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…’)
Many people shall become rude. 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 (‘he will 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 but there is no joy. The word also means to exhaust, to empty your spirit from vital qualities. You shall lose your patience, strength and peace. Slowly, your 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 ‘sweet’. Food becomes an idol. When sick, taking 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 God. Worldliness and doubt start to creep in like slow poison. You begin to drift away from the safe path of virtue and truth. Awake, you sleeper!
 
*Confusion about times, opportunities and seasons of life (‘he will 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 a demonic attack. Old men behave like teenagers. Old women want to look eternally young. The spread of cosmetic surgery all over the world is coming from the occult realm. Pray that you may see the root of your problems!
 
*Confusion about the laws of God (‘he will think to change laws…’)
You read the Bible but you are not able to obey the commandments of God. For you, the Bible becomes ‘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!
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THE BLESSING OF BEING A MOTHER IN ZION

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you” (Ex 20:12)
 
One of my dear daughters in Christ sent me this loving note this morning. I truly thank God for her life. Words are powerful. They encourage more than medicine! Words are even more powerful when they are spoken at the right time, the needy time. Often, the patients forget that their doctor needs encouragement also. Children forget that their parents need love too. No mattter our age, no matter our anointing, no matter our financial status… we all need a good word spoken from the heart! I use this note to reach other parents with a hand of love! Dear mothers and fathers, spiritual and natural, God bless you today with a surprising gift of joy coming from your children! In Jesus name, amen!
 
“Dear Malia,
A Mum is a small portion of God’s love in action. She looks with her heart and feels with her eyes. A Mum is the bank where her children deposit all their worries and hurt. A mum is the cement that keeps her family together and her love lasts a lifetime. I send this to you Mum let you know you are absolutely wonderful 💯💋
Thanks for being my Mum,
You daughter…”

PRESS ON!

 

This is a word of encouragement for the believer who is at the threshold of deliverance. You have prayed and trusted God. You are now waiting for your healing, your breakthrough or your deliverance. But suddenly things got worse. Please read Exodus 5. Prophetically this is a drama and you are an actor there. Choose your ‘role’! Pharaoh stands for the devil. Moses and Aaron stand for mature servants of God, leaders, pastors. The people of God represent the believers in Christ. The Egyptians are your unbelieving friends and relatives. They do not understand your desire to be free. If they do not get converted to Jehovah they will be left behind once the door of freedom is opened for you.

 

This is the background story: The people of Israel have been in Egypt for more than 400 years. Initially things were good for them but later, they became slaves to the Egyptians and suffered greatly. God sees their pain and sends Moses in His name to be their savior. Moses confronts Pharaoh, the king of Egypt with the words: “Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness!” (Ex 5:1).  Pharaoh rejects Jehovah’s word. He attacks God’s people. He increases the burden upon the slaves. From now on they have to work double for the same ‘salary’. The leaders of God’s people are under great pressure to perform the impossible. To please Pharaoh they oppress their own people. But they failed to perform. They are beaten and abused by the Egyptians task masters. Lesson: persecution coming from your friends and enemies shall increase just before your healing, your deliverance. Behind them is the devil who is trying to stop your progress!

 

Under pressure to work in such a negative environment of hopeless frustration and deep depression, the people of God make two mistakes. The first one is this: they go and cry to Pharaoh to make their labor lighter. Pharaoh refuses to listen to their pleas and even insults them saying that they are ‘idle and lazy’. Pharaoh calls their desire to worship Jehovah as ‘lies and vain words’. Lesson: the devil has no mercy. Never expect any good thing from the devil. He will try to kill you with work so that you forget to worship your God. You should cry to God and not to the devil. This is the second mistake: Rejected by Pharaoh, the people of God insulted Moses and Aaron. They blamed their leaders for their troubles. Lesson: if you are blind to God’s plan to heal you, to deliver you, to bless you, when trouble comes you will attack the man of God who brought you the good news of salvation and hope. Never insult your pastors! Bless and pray for them!

 

Moses stands as a true man of God. In the past, when his people rejected him as their leader, Moses ran away from ministry. But this time he stands trusting God. He does the right thing: “Moses returned to the Lord” (Ex 5:22). Moses prays to God who answers with an immediate action. This is not a time for only words! God promises to  punish Egypt and they will know that He is God! “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.” And God spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am the Lord” (Ex 6:1, 2)

 

Child of God, these are some lessons for this season: God calls you to serve Him but your obedience must be tasted. You have to stand faithful even when you are lonely and rejected like Moses!  Trust God who called you. Do not trust in man! Never complain! Do not slander your pastors!  Pray for wisdom, for understanding of God’s plan in your life! God sees the end from the beginning. Pray that you see the end of the trial too! The joy you see at the end will empower you to endure! The devil hates God’s worship and God’s work. You must pay the price to be a worshipper or a worker for God!  Trust God for the breakthrough! For miracles! For vengeance! You should know that before the day breaks the night is the darkest. Be encouraged! Forget the past! The devil is a liar and a loser! God has the last say! Press on into the light! Exercise your faith! Hold on to your hope!  God is working something on your behalf! God is not a man that He should lie! This trial will not kill you! You shall come out of this fire stronger than ever! Your testimony has been approved by God! Both friends and enemies will see it! None can stop it! Let the weak say: I am strong! Let the sick say: I am healed! Let the poor say: I am rich! Let the oppressed say: I am free! Free to worship God! To the glory of God! Be filled with the Holy Spirit! In Jesus’ name, amen!

 

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Gal 6:9)

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GOD TEACHES YOU TO PROFIT

 

“Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel:

“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.

Oh, that you had heeded My commandments!

Then your peace would have been like a river,

And your righteousness like the waves of the sea…

Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans! With a voice of singing …

And they did not thirst when He led them through the deserts;

He caused the waters to flow from the rock for them;

He also split the rock, and the waters gushed out.

“There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.” (Is 48:17-22)

 

God promises that He will take care of His children. He will redeem them. The word ‘redeem’ means to buy back that which was stolen by the enemy. Jehovah God, the covenant keeping God, knows how to ‘go to the market and buy all what He wants’. God created you and when you sinned, He sent His Son to die for you. By virtue of creation and redemption, God has the right to call you His own. ‘God teaches you to profit’. In Hebrew, the word ‘profit’ means to rise in value, to be good and useful. See God as your Heavenly Royal Father who teaches you, His son or His daughter, to work in His Kingdom. He teaches you how to make a good investment, how to succeed and what is best for you.

 

This promise applies to your way of life in general, ministry and business.  “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (1Tim 6:6) Becoming like Jesus is always profitable, in this life and in the life to come.  Obedience to the commandments of God brings blessings upon your life, your children and the work of your hands. Godly success approved by God comes with peace and joy and without sorrow. Even in the midst of ‘business wolves’, the flock of Christ has peace and prosperity. We are commanded to flee from Babylon, the system of becoming successful by destroying others. There is no peace for the wicked. Do not make peace with the evil people. Do not make them your friends of business partners! Their troubles will overflow to you. Trust God for blessings, for miracles! He promised to supply water in the desert. Trust God for that! It is not only by having a capital that you can start a business. More than anything you need faith in the living God! Do not be afraid to start small! “Do not despise small beginnings” (Zech 4:10).  Have faith that God will bless the work of your hands! “And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great” (Job 8:7). Lastly, faithfully pay your ‘full’ tithe from all your increase! God has promised to bless you above all what you think or imagine! (Mal 3:10).

 

These are some Biblical principles of true prosperity:

*PERSEVERE UNTIL THERE IS PROFIT

*BE CONFIDENT OF THE QUALITY OF YOUR MERCHANDISE

*PRAY, PLAN AND PREPARE

*WATCH, PRAY AND WORK

*SEPARATE FROM EVIL PEOPLE

*PRAISE GOD WITH SINGING

*WORK FOR THE GLORY OF GOD AND FOR YOUR GOOD

*TRUST GOD AND NOT MAN

*PAY YOUR FULL TITHE

*ALWAYS GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY

 

May God bless you and the work of your hands! May your business be profitable! May your life be a blessing to many! In Jesus name, amen!

THE SURE MERCIES OF DAVID

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“Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live;

And I will make an everlasting covenant with you— the sure mercies of David” (Is 55:3)

 

The prayer meeting was very good. The prayers were full with faith. The praises were strong going upwards without hindrance. I always appreciate when the worship leader prepares the way for me to preach the Word. There was a clear expectation in the hall; that something good is going to happen. Faith must be exercised to be enjoyed. Then the word came: THE SURE MERCIES OF DAVID! God is an inviting God. He says: Come! He is the host of the eternal celebrations in heaven. At God’s table the hungry, the thirsty, the poor, the sick, the sad and the disappointed ones were given water, milk and wine. We ate to our satisfaction. We were healed and delivered. Then we heard a voice. It was the King of kings’ voice. He said that we came in as needy guests but now we shall become the Royal Bride. Jesus says: “I love you! I died for you! I am yours and you are Mine! Just receive My Word” This love was more intoxicating than the wine we just drank. The anointing of the Holy Spirit was breaking all yokes. The breaking was almost audible. The prisoners were freed. The devil panicked. He was looking for the chains to bind us again but he could not find them. We rejoiced at his loss and at our freedom. Prayer was very sweet tonight, flowing like milk and honey!

 

The eternal covenant of the sure mercies of King David is ours! This is an unconditional covenant made between God and David. God promises David and Israel that the Messiah (Jesus Christ) would come from the lineage of David and from the tribe of Judah.  He will establish a kingdom that will endure forever. The Davidic Covenant is unconditional because God does not place any conditions of obedience upon its fulfillment. The surety of the promises made rests solely on God’s faithfulness and does not depend at all on David or Israel’s obedience. The key words are these: LAND- HOUSE- DESCENDANTS- THRONE- ESTABLISH- PEACE –VICTORY- REST- FOREVER

 

Therefore, according to 2 Samuel 7 and partaking by faith in the sure mercies of David, in Christ I declare:

*I have entered in a season of Shalom (peace, health, wealth, favor and friendliness)! I will rejoice in my God!

*I am born again! My husband (wife) is born again! Our children are born again!

*We shall have a good name, a good testimony of favor and fame to the glory of God! We are witnesses for Christ!

*We shall have our own land and build our own house! We shall not die as tenants! Our house will be a place of blessings, worship, peace and rest!

*God has defeated all our enemies!

*We shall not die untimely death! We shall fulfill our days and finish God’s assignment on earth!

*We shall be worshippers on earth and in heaven!

*The singles shall marry! The married shall be happy and have children (boys and girls/ natural and spiritual)

*Our children are children of covenant! They are not ordinary children. They are kings and priests! They will worship God more than the parents! If they go astray, God will use other people to chastise them. But God will never take away His love and mercy from them! They are blessed! God has provided all they need! We shall not worry anymore! The blessings upon me and my family are forever! Nobody can change that! To the glory of God!

WHY WORK?

 

“Do not overwork to be rich… Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away like an eagle toward heaven” (PV 23:4, 5)

Many religious people quote this verse to excuse their laziness. They say that there is no need to work because wealth can disappoint. The Bible says that God is the owner of all things. God has made all things for Himself! We have no ownership rights, only responsibilities. This scripture does not say that work is bad. God created man to work. Even before the fall God told man to work in the Garden. The text does not say that it is wrong to work for money. God says that we should be stewards over the things (gifts) He gave to us. The text does not say that it is wrong to be rich. We should not feel guilty when we enjoy the good things in this world. What is wrong is to work only to become rich!!! It is wrong to work only for the increase and pleasure provided by material things. Materialism means to work hard only for the things of this world. Materialistic people are not lazy! They also work very hard. But their heart is not right with God.

 

What then is the purpose of work? We work for the glory of God and for our good. We work because God works. “Jesus answered them, “To this very day My Father is at His work, and I too am working.” Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him” (Jn 5:17, 18). The devil hates and persecutes you when you work for the glory of God. Laziness is not a virtue. We work to have resources to contribute to the increase of the Kingdom of God. We work so that we do not have to steal to survive and bring shame upon the name of our God. We work so that we can be generous to others who need our help. If your heart is right with God, then He will bless your hands!

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