This week where your strength has failed you, the Lord shall help you. That situation putting question marks on your life shall be shaken off by the power of the Lord. The power of the Lord shall put to shame every spirit that want to put you to shame. That evil sword drawn to cut your destiny shall catch fire. The Lord shall renew your strength, you shall mount up with wings like eagles. You shall run and not be weary. You are thriving, rising and flying without limits today in Jesus name. Amen.
Father I confess that I have let my own over sensitive self be wounded and have reacted with pettiness when my brothers and sisters in Christ have treated me as I felt I deserved. I know Jesus was treated so rudely and shamefully by those he created and so I shouldn’t be surprised when things don’t always go well for me. But my heavenly Father, please help me to know when to challenge those who wound me with a loving confrontation and when to just ignore the barb and find a way to minister to them because of some deeper wound has crippled them in their life. Father, let me be an instrument of your peace, harmony, grace, and unity. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Now that’s something you don’t get asked often—not even in the most spiritually-minded Christian circles. But according to John Piper, this might be a question well worth examining.
In his newest article on Desiring God , Piper presents us with something he names “the Exegetical Devil-Principle”: when the Bible tells you to do something, think about how much of that thing Satan himself can do. Then…go beyond that.
Piper leads with an example:
“In 1 Corinthians 12:3 Paul says, “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except in the Holy Spirit.” So, applying my devil-principle here, we recall that the devil has no doubt about the lordship of Jesus over the world, and over the entire demonic realm. He knows Jesus is Lord. And his demons say as much.”
In applying the devil-principle, it’s clear that Satan can (and must) do what God commands. But the next question isn’t “are you at least doing that? “, but “are you doing more than that? ” . That’s right—are you, as a believer, doing more than demons, who actively believe and declare that Jesus is Lord?
For many of us, the bare minimum of what Satan does seems to exceed our maximum efforts. I’ll admit that even in my own Christian walk, there are many areas where Satan himself puts me to shame.
The gospel of Mark presents us with a picture of a demon possessed man who ran to Jesus upon seeing Him and fell on his knees right in front of Him. Do we, as believers, fall on our faces before the power of God? Or, even in this example, does a demon-possessed man put us to shame?
“Never settle for a definition of ‘faith’ that requires only what the devil himself can do ,” Piper challenges us.
Here are 3 ways you can pray like Satan, and then go beyond the example of the evil one:
#1. Run to God…and fall at His feet.
Like the demoniac in Mark 5 , fall at God’s feet. Bow down and worship Him. The demons have power (and they know it), yet they acknowledge their power is nothing compared to the power of the Almighty God. You’ve been given power of your own, but more than that, you’ve been granted favor. How much more of a reason do you need to fall flat on your face before the Maker of all that is, was, and is to come?
Now do more than Satan: Come to Him with gratitude, and a heart full of love.
#2. Ask God for what you need.
The opening chapter of Job gives us a picture of how even Satan must ask God for things—and come before His throne to do so. Kind of convicting, when all we do in our prayers is make a list of petitions and requests.
Now do more than Satan: Receive God’s will for your life and accept His leading.
#3. Acknowledge God’s power (and be in awe).
In speaking about faith and works, Jesus gave this declaration in James 1:19 : “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder.”
Belief is important. But pay attention to what Jesus says right after this: “You foolish person! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?”
Now do more than Satan: Don’t just “believe God” and declare His power. Follow your belief with whole-hearted action. Live out your faith by doing the tangible work God calls you to do.
As John Piper so poignantly reminds us, “Christians don’t just believe the same facts the devil believes. We love and embrace the truth about God.”
Who agrees to Piper’s ways???
As we witness this fresh and brand new day, I declare this into your life. You are redeemed and set free from every appearances of evil. By the reason of the blood of Jesus, wretchedness, poverty, sickness, failure, disappointment and valuelessness are removed from you now In the name of Jesus. Every chain of oppression through sickness, debts or sin are broken. Your life is transformed, is reformed and established. Afflictions shall not rise again. The remaining days of this month are loaded with joy, gladness and great benefits and you shall not miss them in Jesus name. Amen.
Am praying for you today from the bottom of my heart, every foxes in any form destroying your harvest are destroyed by fire. Every negative pronouncements by human beings or demons standing against your glory are nullified. The mistake of your parents affecting your glory from manifestation are taken away by mercy. Every of your land possessed by the wicked shall be given back to you. You are taken full possession of your glory. No more delay. You are empowered to rule your generation without oppositions in Jesus name. Amen.
Oh Lord God our father, let there be way for me where ever others think there is no way even in as I journey through this glorious week in Jesus name.
Today 5th of the month of February, every mountain of impossibliities and every unmovable mountain hindering your prosperity in the school of life shall disappear now. Your case shall be grace to grace. You shall not experience disgrace no matter how small. Within the next 48hrs unexpected helps shall come your way. Amen
Am happy am celebrating this month with you guys. When you look back and see His goodness, mercy, and grace. I can’t keep shut but thank Him. Am alive, healthy and kicking. We entered the New Year with some friends and family, but most of them did not make it. God I thank you as I pray:
I prophecy into your life that the Lord God will arise from His throne and bless you. He will bless you with what you have been praying for. He will reward you a million fold with what you work for. He will grant unto you all your aspirations and surprise you with what you have not asked for. He will visit your home with good tidings and put a new song into your mouth. Any wicked person that has vowed to waste your efforts, your time, your resources, and glory, shall be wasted in Jesus name. As you set your feet on today’s activities, Heavens shall step out with you. All your missions shall be accomplished to the glory of God. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
The Heavens will favour you.
The Earth will yield it’s increase for you. Everything God created in time, space and eternity will cooperate with you and work in your favour henceforth.
As you lift up your eyes to God in expectation this morning, your nakedness shall be covered, your shame shall be wiped off, your reproach and failure are ended and your testimonies shall abide and abound in Jesus name.
As it is impossible for the Sun not to rise each day, this year and beyond, Jehovah EL-SHADDAI shall surprise you, fast track your progress and your joy shall be full, in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
The Lord will set you free today in the name of Jesus. Every negative thought, plan, device, suggestion, or idea, that is not for your well-being is wiped away today in the name of JESUS. Colossians 2:14 “having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross”. Halleluyah!.👍 👍
🗣God will water your ground. Your trees would bear their fruits bountifully. There shall not be scarcity of good things in your life. Till drought ended in the land of Israel, Elijah did not suffer or starve once, because God used ravens and a widow to feed him. I pray that the Lord God Almighty will feed and satisfy you and your family with good things. The blood of Jesus will speak for deliverance and breakthrough for you and your family in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!!
This is your day of mercy and favour, you are blessed.
Today 31-01-2018. God will send Destiny helper that will put end to all ur suffering now in the name of Jesus, l declared Destiny sponsors, Destiny announcer will locate you now in the Mighty name of Jesus amen. God will restore all ur lost glory in the name of Jesus , Men Shall come to help you, you shall grow Great, You shall wax strong, You shall enjoy uncommon Favour and prosperity from now in Jesus name, Men shall give you in abundance above and beyond your expectations, you shall not experience disgrace before your celebration in Jesus name Amen , Good morning and happy last day of the month
Prayer is one of the most important things a Christian can do. It is a time they are communicating with God and it should be taken very seriously. While there is deep theological meaning in prayer, it doesn’t have to be something that is complicated and difficult. It’s something anyone can do anywhere at any time.
Most of us sense the desire to pray, and even want to develop a better prayer life, but we don’t know what to pray for. Some are more specific and others more general. In order words the first thing to do when praying is giving thanks to God. Offer praises and worship, asking for forgiveness, then petitions on anything you want from God.
The best communication to divinity. We know how to get busy at work, we know how put ourselves to stress and activities, in all we should also have time to pray. Precised and brief!!!
Sometimes we forget just how powerful prayer is. We aren’t fighting against something imaginary. Our prayers are fighting against spiritual battles that linger in dark places. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” The power of prayer is so great it has the power to defeat the devil and his power over us. He wants to destroy us, but God wants to bring us closer to Him. Prayer is our tool to win that battle. Prayer gives us the strength and the faith to finish the race victorious.