GOD HAS AVENGED YOU ON HER

“I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement… And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues… Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!” (Rev 17:6; 18:4, 20)
 
There is a high rank evil spirit called ‘the queen of heaven’ or ‘the spirits of Jezebel.’ This is a religious stronghold in many churches. It deceives men to live in a false confidence of salvation. For as long as you are ignorant of the existence and the strategy of this evil spirit, you cannot have peace and you cannot prosper. Even if you go to church, give offerings, pay your tithes, pray and fast, you still remain under her spell and wicked bondage. What is the solution?
 
First of all pray that the Holy Spirit opens your eyes to see the root of your problems. The only solution is repentance and deliverance. Come back to the Cross of Christ, back to the simplicity and purity of Christ, radically removing all forms of deception and religious entertainment in your worship. By the power of the Holy Spirit, you are to identify, repent and renounce all hypocrisy and wickedness from the heart. Do not be sorry for the devil! Do not be sorry for any idol! Destroy anything that competes with God in your heart! No man involved in the sin of idolatry can ever prosper. Sooner or later, the mercy of God, His covering over that person is removed, leaving him exposed and vulnerable to the devil to attack and defeat. The curses of disobedience and rebellion are too many: chronic, often incurable sicknesses, both mental and physical; anxiety and confusion; unhappy marriages that end in divorce, wayward children, bondage, failure, frustration with work, general unhappiness and restlessness all year round (Read Deuteronomy 28). Every form of religious deception and entertainment in the church is the product of false doctrines of devils, and the worship of the so called ‘queen of heaven.’ Every form of sexual immorality in the church is a form of worship of this wicked demon. That is why sexual immorality among the Christians is so difficult to defeat, because it is not just a sexual addiction but a stronghold of false worship and idolatry.
 
Listen: Jezebel is a wicked power of darkness, a religious demon who rules in the heavenly realms. You need to prepare your mind for battle. She hinders prayers, intercession, and the true worship of God; she kills the prophets and sheds innocent blood. She desires to have your heart so that you may worship her. She hates God and wants to compete with Him in your heart. The Bible calls her a Criminal and the Mother of all spiritual prostitutes; those are the ones that forsake God to give themselves to idolatry. She is over-confident of her reign over the bodies and souls of men. She boasts of her eternal throne. She is deceived and many follow her in her deception. But the hour of judgment has come!!! The proud ‘queen’ who claimed heaven for herself has been judged by the True King of Heaven. We are to rejoice that her reign has ended and her victims are set free (Rev 17-19). The Holy Spirit has to open your eyes to see the victory of the Lamb and the vision of true worship in the church. Then believers shall be mature, they shall grow in the grace and in knowledge of Jesus Christ, producing fruits for the glory of God! Hallelujah!
 
In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God! I am born again and Spirit filled! I hate and reject sin and any form of idolatry! Jesus died on the Cross to set me free from the bondage of empty religion! I have eternal life! I totally destroy the stronghold of Jezebel in my life, my home and my church! Let all her victims and prisoners be free! I rejoice in the victory of the Lamb! I will forever worship only the King of Kings! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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A CALL FROM THE INSIDERS

“When He was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked Him about the parables. He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!” (Mk 4:10-12)
 
There are only two groups of people in this world:
• The insiders (the children of God). They see and perceive; they hear and understand (appreciate the value and enjoy the Word). Jesus speaks to them and gives them the secrets of the kingdom, the deep revelation of His Person. They are forgiven and free from their sins. They are saved!
• The outsiders (religious unbelievers). They see but lack spiritual perception; they hear but lack understanding (they do not appreciate the value and do not enjoy the Word). Jesus speaks to them in parables, veiled truth, protected from the eyes of the mockers. They are not forgiven and still live in sin. They are not saved!
 
Questions: Why do you stay outside the door? Are you not tired of deceiving yourself and others? Why not truly repent of sins and come inside. There is forgiveness in the name of Jesus!
 
In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God! The Holy Spirit leads me to the all truth! The anointing of the Holy Spirit teaches me all things! The secrets of the Kingdom of God belong to me and to my descendants forever that we may obey the Word of God! I dwell inside, under the shadow of the Almighty God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

SPOTS IN YOUR LOVE FEASTS

“Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit… These are spots in your love feasts… wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever” (Jude 1:11-13)
 
Balaam was a false prophet. He loved the wages of unrighteousness. He loved the devil’s ‘ministry,’ his fame and his money. He could not receive money through cursing the people of God directly because ‘no one can curse whom God had blessed’. But because of his love for ‘bad’ money, he was flexible enough to accept another ‘contract’ from the devil; that of counseling. Balaam was paid as a ‘Consultant on occult!’ He counseled Balak on the way to ‘manipulate’ God to curse His children by Himself. Balaam was not paid for cursing but he was paid for counseling.
 
THE ENEMY CORRUPTS WHAT HE CANNOT CONTROL!!! This is how the devil thinks: ‘If I cannot marry you, I will poison you!”. Once the devil is a murderer. He is merciless. If he is able to corrupt your heart, you will destroy yourself from inside out! The devil and his agents get rich when we are careless with our heart. He often corrupts us through the internet, bad movies, and bad friends. Learn how to do spiritual warfare! Watch and pray! Protect your eyes, heart and mind! Love spiritual purity! Put on the ‘filter’ of the Holy Spirit! Do not give the devil a foothold! Submit to God! Reject the devil with prayers and fasting! He will run away from you! He is a enemy but a defeated enemy! Fear not! Jesus is Lord! Holy Ghost is Lord!
 
In Christ I declare:
I shall keep my heart pure! I separate myself from anything that defiles my body soul and spirit! I reject the evil spirit of religion and false prophecy! I shall be lead only by the Holy Spirit!
In Jesus’ name, Amen!

‘I DON’T FORGET YOUR WORK AND LOVE FOR ME’ (GOD)

“For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other believers, as you still do” (Heb 6:10)
 
I met many people who work as ‘junior staff’ in good companies. When they are promoted to be ‘senior staff’ they hate it. At the beginning I did not understand their complains. I did not know that they prefer to be paid per hour and have no commitment to the company’s vision. They only wanted money and not responsibility! They sold their sweat for cash and kept their heart! They envied the leaders but they refused to pay the price for leadership! Listen to the words of Jesus: “When they see the wolf coming (danger), the hired workers run away because they don’t care about the sheep… A slave (a hireling) is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever.” (Jn 8:35; 10: 12,13)
 
Dear Child of God, reject the evil spirit of a hireling! Hate and reject Mamon! Freely, humbly and faithfully love, serve and worship God, who is your everlasting Father in heaven. Why? Because He alone is worthy of your sacrifice! Do it as a Son and not as a slave. When worshiping God do not remember money. Forget about your ‘benefits’! God has promised not to ignore your sacrifice and not to forget your labor of love. In His time, He will reward you much more than your accountant friend has cancelled you to wish for. Trust God with all your heart! Trust God in all things, including your reward! Deliver yourself from the evil religious spirit of a hireling! You are a son! God’s DNA is imparted in your spirit. Worship the Lord!

‘EL ANAH ESH’ (‘The God that answers by fire’)

“Then you call on the name of your god and I will call on the name of the Lord (Jehovah): The God that answers by fire (El Anah Esh) – He is God!” (1Kg 18:24)
 
‘El’ is the short form of Elohim (the Creator of heaven and earth). ‘Anah’ – means to answer, to testify, to witness, to shout, to sing, to declare. And ‘Esh’ means fire, heat, burning. Fire is a symbol of God. There are two types of fire: The fire we should desire as power for ministry and the fire we should fear and run from!
 
I> The fire that we should desire: it falls from heaven upon the obedient believer and His sacrifice upon the proper altar. The fire means that God has accepted your sacrifice and labor. It is the stamp and seal of heaven. It is the blessing of God, the anointing upon your ministry. It is the fire of grace and power.
 
Example 1: The fire fell upon the prepared sacrifice done by Aaron and his sons. It was on the first day of their ministry and it was the confirmation of God’s approval (Lev 9).
Lesson: Do not start ministry without the fire of God! (Religious) flesh prof-its nothing!
 
Example 2: Jesus is the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit and fire (Mat 3:11). The fire of God is the only element that can change your heart forever. It brings the fear of God and purifies it for true worship.
Lesson: Desire the deep revelation and the fullness of the Spirit. Do not be satisfied with superficial ‘Christianity.’
 
Example 3: The Pentecost (Acts 2). Fire was seen upon their heads. It changed them forever from cowards to bold preachers. Their words combined with the utterance of the Spirit (fire on the tongue) created a force that none could resist. Utterance means you speak fewer words, loaded with power to express deep things of the Spirit and to proclaim the wonders of God. Pray for the radical change on your tongue to be energized by the fire of heaven.
 
II> The fire we should run from: it is the fire of the wrath of God and His judgment on sin. Uzzah touched the Ark and died (2 Sam 6:6, 7). Nadab and Abihu, offered unauthorized (man- made) fire in worship to God and they died on the spot (Lev 10). Un-confessed sin is the fuel that can ignite the fire of God producing sin unto death! Be careful!
Lesson: Be dead to sin before you pray for anointing and power in ministry! Be like the burning bush: hot with passion for Jesus but never consumed! This is the secret of genuine successful ministry.
 
In Christ I declare:
I no longer live, but it is Christ who lives in me, doing His work by the pow-er of the Holy Spirit! May Pentecost happen to me! May I burn with passion for Jesus! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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MY HEART – SIFTED AND EXPOSED

“For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power (making it active, operative, energizing and effective); it is sharper than any two edged sword, penetrating… between joints and marrow (of the deepest parts of our nature) exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart” (Heb 4: 12, AMP)
 
Just like the pregnancy, like the hidden power of life within the womb, the Word of God ingested works without interruptions until it pleases God to behold the final masterpiece. There is Holy activity in my spirit. No rest until there is rest. Peace has a crown and smiles like a queen. Truth is a friend, a father and a judge. Like a bird flies away, leaving behind the sad, sad cage, so yesterday is quietly put to rest. Tomorrow is a sketch of hope’s song. Today is my gift, to fill with God’s presence until the overflow expands it to be more than twenty four hours. There is work going on inside of me. None can stop it and none can steal it. I love how God is good to me. His goodness is power that changes me, beholding His glory!
 
In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God! I am saved by the Blood of the Lamb, by the Grace of the King of Kings! I trust the Word of God! Even when I do not see much ahead, His Word is still the unquenchable light at my feet! I keep my eyes fixed on Jesus! I gaze long on the eternal things of God’s invisible Kingdom! I only glance at the visible things of this world, for they are temporary! I break any addiction with the infatuation with the material things! I love the Word of God! I trust the Word of God! In all circumstances, in Spirit and in Truth, I will worship God! This is my pledge!
In Jesus’ name,
Amen!
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FOR THIS OYIBO’ SAKE, MAY GOD BLESS NIGERIA! 

“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us” (Ac 17:26, 27)

Today, the people of Nigeria were to vote to elect their president. But the elections were postponed. Many are angry, frustrated and dis-appointed. I am sorry about that. I cannot change the events. But what I can do, I do! I pray for Nigeria… I pray for revival, for God’s favor and healing in this land. I pray for a fresh download of living hope and supernatural peace for the people living in Nigeria! I pray for godly wise leadership! I believe that God answers prayers! God never fails!

I am a foreigner (better said an ‘oyibo’) living in Nigeria since 1980. I did not choose this country. I came here as a proud unbeliever. So many things have changed since then… Let me count just few blessings that will forever connect me with Nigeria: My husband of 45 years is a Nigerian. I became saved in Warri, Nigeria. My husband and I had a very successful private hospital here in Warri, Nigeria. We made money and fame here in Nigeria! Our last baby, Jemine, was born In Effurun, Nigeria. Our three children grew up and went to school here in Nigeria. For a time we went to live in America. It pleased God to send my husband and I back to this land to start a church for His glory and for the good of the people here. This is how Father’s House Bible Church, Effurun – Warri was ‘born’ in March 2000. My husband and I are pastors in full time ministry here in Nigeria. In Nigeria I learned a new language called ‘pidgin English’. I am very happy with that!

Why I am saying all these things? Every day, and especially in times of trial, I encourage myself in the Lord! I remind myself of what I have and not what I’ve lost! Therefore: No matter how ‘bad’ Nigeria is or becomes in the future, I can never deny the wonderful blessing this country has been to me and mine. I know that God created the whole universe. There are 195 countries in this world today. Out of them all, God ‘picked’ Nigeria for me!!! Can you imagine that? It may be hard to believe but it is the truth! And God never makes mistakes!

Did you know that not only did God create each one of us but He put us in this world in these times and in a particular place of His choosing? None of this is by chance or error. We may not be happy about God’s choice of timing or place. After all, the times are troubled and the world (some places in particular) is shaky.

There is little we can do about living in these times. We can’t re-invent ourselves in another time. However, God gave us a free will and a life to live the way we choose. So we can move about for whatever reasons we consider valid. We can move to a place we believe will offer us more money, greater security or a better life-style. But rather than being unhappy or even fearful about where we are and casting around for other options, perhaps we should be praying: “Father, You have placed me here at this time. How do You want to use me? How can I be available to You so that You can work out Your purposes in this place?”

So, in an increasingly insecure world, these words of Scripture serve to root and ground us. They provide us with the security of knowing that we are where we are because that’s what God has ordained, and to date He has not shown us otherwise.

Let’s pray: “Abba Father, it’s not a mistake that I am living in insecure times, in a place that’s difficult and sometimes frightening. Please help me draw my security from You and not from the place where I live. Show me how I can be Your instrument of peace and healing here and now, how I can shine with Your love and joy and how I can share the good news of who You are with those around me. Father God, please I remind You to bless all the people living in Nigeria! We vow to give You all the glory! In Jesus’ name! Amen!”

Tali, Malia, A and J

(In the picture, my husband, Pastor Richmond Leigh, and our two daughters, Alina and Jemine, dressed in beautiful Nigerian attire)