Friday, 4 September 2015

THE FORCE OF FAITH, BY PASTOR VICTOR

FROM REV VICTOR OLABIYI JEREMIAH 08032447771, 08160045678; SEPTEMBER 2015 30 DAYS DAILY FAITH CLINIC 1st Day, Tuesday September 2015 THE FORCE OF FAITH: Faith is a spiritual force drawn from the written word which produces a living force. Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (KJV) The word “Obtained” means that some form of force was applied to turn out a good report. And again for the Bible to say that what they obtained was a good report indicates that whatsoever they obtained the good report on, was not a good report before then, but by faith they forcefully made it change from whatsoever situation it was to a good report. It is a good report for a barren woman to have a child and it is also a good report for a poor man to become rich. A sick person, whom the doctors had certified in their report to have but a short time to live to become healthy and eventually live for a long time is indeed is a good report obtainable only by faith. 1st Day Prayer; 1.Oh Lord My Lord turn every ugly situation in my life to a good report in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2 My Father, destroy every negative in my life, marriage and enterprise, in thy name of Jesus Christ;
2nd Day Wednesday September, 2015: FAITH IS AN ISSUE OF NOW: Now faith is: Faith is an issue of now and any definition that does not take cognizance of that timing is missing the point. It is the positive step or action you take in agreement with what you believe. In the book of Heb 11:1-2: NOW FAITH IS the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, for by it (faith) the elders obtained a good report. The substance of things that we believe will be done is known as faith, but then what is this substance? It is the practical reality of the unseen things that we believe our God has done. So faith is the things we see and handle in expectation and demonstration of the things we are yet to see and handle, but which we believe is possible. Faith substantiates the hope we have. Hope is the pregnancy while faith is the baby. It is a producer of good report anywhere and it is a universal currency that works in any country of the world at any time through faith operators. 2nd Day Prayer 1.In thy name of Jesus Christ I destroy every spirit of procrastination in all areas of life. 2. I take authority over situation that am confronted with right now, and I dismantle them instantly in thy name of Jesus Christ 3rd Day Thursday September 2915: FAITH RELIES ON THE INVISIBLE THINGS; Faith is a proof of the unseen. It substantiates the invisible and makes the unseen real. 2Cor 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. Faith does not rely on the things that are seen. These are temporary, especially if they are afflictions and challenges. 3rd Day Prayer: 1.By the blood of Jesus Christ, I subdue every negative situation from the gate of hell now, in the name of Jesus Christ. 2. My Lord, and My God, give me an instant miracle in all areas of my need, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 4th Day Friday September 2915: THE WOMAN WITH ISSUE OF BLOOD: The story of the woman with the issue of the blood is a very glaring example of what faith is all about. Mr 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. (KJV) First, this woman must have heard the testimony of the madman at Gadara who went to the Decapolis to publish what God has done for him, and Decapolis means ten cities, to testify and glorify God. And the scripture says that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Secondly, she believed, which is another expression of hope. She said in her heart, if I may touch his garment I shall be whole. So she reasoned within herself, that whoever is able to heal this vicious mad man in Gadara would heal her too. Therefore her faith did not come by assumption, but by the word she heard. If you need to grow in faith you must grow in the word. Rom 10:17. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 4th Day Prayer: My Father, by your Spirit, Help me with the word, and the testimony that will provoke faith in my life, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Father destroy every faith destroy memories from my life in thy name of Jesus Christ. 5th Day Saturday September, 2015: THE WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF THE BLOOD 11: Faith has neither tomorrow nor later, but it only has the component of “Now” in the time-frame. The woman with the issue of blood said in her heart, if a man could change the report of the mad man at Gadara into a good report, all I need is to touch anything that has touched His body. And in that instance she set out from her house to where Jesus Christ was preaching in a crusade. But take note of this, in Israel it was a taboo for anybody having an issue from any part of his or her body that is not a wound to be seen in the public. That person must be isolated and not permitted to touch or mix up with others, because he or she could contaminate whoever he or she touches. So this woman with the issue of blood stood the risk of being stoned to death. But she dared the situation and undermined the challenges of struggling through the teeming crowd that always accompanies Jesus Christ anywhere He is preaching and teaching and eventually touched the hem of the garment of our Lord Jesus Christ. The bible said that the issue of blood dried up instantly. The Bible also said that she spoke within her heart that if she could touch the garment of Jesus Christ, she will be made whole. She believed it, acted upon it and it worked for her. Faith is therefore an issue of the heart, the mind and body action.Secondly, she went further to actualize her belief. Unlike many who will say I believe, yet refuse to do anything active with what they believe and their belief dies because faith without works is dead. She moved to where Jesus Christ was and struggled through the crowd to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment. Then it happened. If she had not done anything to her belief, nothing would have happened. Jam2:17: Even so, faith, if it hath not work is dead being alone. Faith does not just end in the heart; it must be followed by a corresponding action for it to produce the desired results. In this school of faith what works for one works for the other, because faith is not a respecter of persons, age, geographical location, race or gender. So that faith is not just about confession but it is about profession, which is a confession with a corresponding action to what is confessed.. Heb10:23. So let us seize and hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for faithful is He who promised 5th Day Prayer: 1. Lord give me the grace to that action with faith that will produce my desired miracle, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Father Give me the boldness to take the right step that will actualize my miracles in the name of Jesus Christ 6TH Day Sunday September 2015: THE HEM OF JESUS GARMENT As others saw and heard the miracle of the woman with the issue of he blood, they also keyed their faith into it by stepping out when they heard that Jesus was passing through their region, they brought their sick folks, the lame, the possessed, and those held down by all manner of infirmities, so that they will touch the hem of His garment, to receive their healing and deliveances. Math 14:34-36 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased, and besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment; and as many as touched were made perfectly whole. They were persuaded in their mind that if it worked for her, it will work for them and as they believed and they went exercise faith by touching the same hem of Jesus’ garment, and they all received their heart desire. 6th Day Prayer: 1. Oh God of again and again, as you have done it unto others both in the bible and in our days, do so unto me and my family in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. My Father may every step of faith I take result into mighty miracle which will provoke the faith of others in your kingdom in thy name of Jesus Christ. 7th Day Monday September 2015: FAITH DOES BELIEVE IN THE NEGATIVE REPORT There is nothing that attracts divine attention as much as faith, which was how the ruler of the synagogue was able to move God to visit his house, which I describe as another demonstration of faith. Mk5:35-42 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, certain which said, thy daughter is dead, why troublest thou the master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue. “Be not afraid only believe. That means, don’t despair, it is not all over, but have hope that when I get to your house something will happen. Vs 37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. And when he was come in, he saith unto them, why make ye this ado, and weep? The damsel is not dead but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel and them that were with him, and entered in where the damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha Cumi, which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked: for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. Jesus Christ sent out the wailers, sympathizers, and doubters who will affect his faith with their doubt. He said the damsel is only asleep, and not dead for two important reasons. One, he had to persuade Himself by these words. Because as a man thinketh in his heart so is he. And out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Again, with the heart man believeth and with the mouth confession is made unto deliverance. So He had to say it with His mouth even if it is to persuade him contrary to their general report. 7th Day Prayer: 1.Lord, touch my tongue to speak words of faith that will move heaven to pay attention to my situation, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Father, remove far from me every man or woman that will leak my faith thereby stopping me from receiving my miracles in thy name of Jesus Christ. 8th Day Tuesday September 2015: FAITH IS DEMONSTRATED THROUGH OUR MOUTH: The bible said, I will give you a mouth and wisdom to speak right words, which your challengers will not be able to gainsay nor resist. Mk5:37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. And when he was come in, he saith unto them, why make ye this ado, and weep? The damsel is not dead but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel and them that were with him, and entered in where the damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha Cumi, which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked: for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. So He said, she sleepeth for whosoever sleeps is refreshed and shall awake again. And God said, as I hear you say, so shall I do, for life and death is in the power of the mouth. This is known as the spirit of faith. 2Cor 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken we also believe, and therefore speak. So faith is not just a belief, but being persuaded enough by the word into taking appropriate corresponding actions to actualize your belief. 8th Day Prayer: 1. Lord give me the Spirit of faith to speak in accordance to what I believe to provoke my desired miracle, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Father touch my tongue with the coal of fire so that as I say it so will I see it, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 9th Day Wednesday September 2015: DO AWAY WITH ANTI FAITH INFLUENCE; This is an indication that faith can be handled or lost depending on the circumstances that we permit by our actions or inactions. Jesus knew that if those sympathizers are not put away from him, their words of pity, loss and sorrow based on their ignorance of who he is might affect His thought and them His faith. So, even in building and handling your faith, you must take heed with whom you move with and what you hear or see. 1Co 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (KJV) Disassociate with those who will corrupt your faith with their statements and expressions of unbelief. 9th Day Prayer: 1. My Father, deliver me from anyone and anything that will negatively affect my growth in faith, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Holy Spirit, help me to make the right choice of friends, so that I will not fall short of faith through evil influence, in thy name of Jesus Christ.
10th Day Thursday September 2015: FAITH GETS GOD INVOLVED; Faith does not fail to get God involved, that is why it is the greatest force in the universe that produces the mightiest works. Act 3:16 .And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. Faith is omnipotent, and as a result it has no limit. Mk 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. When God is involved in any situation all things becomes possible in that situation. Mr 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.(KJV) But, if anyone believes he or she comes to the class of God where all things becomes possible for such a one. 10th Day Prayer: 1. Jesus Christ, deliver me, from every act of unbelief, in order to stand strong in faith, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. My Father, give me the testimony that will establish my faith strongly in thy name of Jesus Christ. 11th Day Friday September 2015: FAITH RELLIES ON THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD: Our covenant fathers relied so much on the faithfulness of God, so that they all lived a complete life of faith, and all their decisions and action were faith propelled. Heb 11:9-12 .By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. Heb 11:20 .By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 11TH Day Prayer: 1. My Lord, and My Savior, I want to live a life of faith all the days of my life, so help with your grace. 2. Father, as a just one it my destiny to live by faith, so help me Lord, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 12th Day Saturday September 2015. FAITH IS PERCEVABLE: Faith is invincible but perceivable. It does not have to agree with common sense or reasoning, but we can see the wisdom in it because it is superior to common sense, or reasoning. Ac 14:7 And there they preached the gospel.8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked: 9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.(KJV) Apostle Paul perceived that the lame man had faith to be healed, and this came about because the man paid heed to all what Apostle Paul was teaching and preaching, which truly confirms the scripture which said that faith comes the word we hear again and again. 12th Day Prayer: 1. Father, Deliver me from common sense, and reason in order to exercise faith in all that I do in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Oh God of all creation, Create in me a willing heart willing to accept your word without disputations and wrangling in thy name of Jesus Christ. 13TH Day Sunday September 2015; FAITH DOESNOT AGREE WITH COMMON SENSE: This is the reason Abraham heard the unknown and unseen God, and followed the unseen and unknown God to an unknown destination. The Bible said that Abraham was looking for a city whose foundation was laid by God. What sense does it make for Abraham to give God glory for Isaac whom he had not yet seen? Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, (KJV). What sense does it make that one will leave the comfort and secured life of his or her community only to keep searching for a city that was built by God. 13TH Day Prayer: 1. Father, Open my eyes to see what you see the way you see them in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Father, Help me to obey you at all cost, which will display such an extraordinary faith, that my miracle will astound my world, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 14th Day Monday September 2015: FAITH CREATES THE IMPOSSIBLE Faith is that invincible force by which all things visible are created, and faith pleases God so much because to operate in faith is to express and endorse God as faithful. That is why the Bible said that without faith, it is impossible to please Him, and He also rewards those who believe that God is whatever the word of God says that He is. Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
(KJV) No wonder, God will always meet us at the point of faith because His faithfulness is at stake. Faith always produces performance Lk1:45. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. Faith never sees the unseen, but fills the eyes with the seen. If not, how can a woman become pregnant without having a sexual intercourse with a man, this is impossible, yet faith brought to the realm of possibility. 14th Day Prayer: 1. Father, manifest unto me in accordance to whatever the word say you are in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Holy Spirit help always to behold wondrous things out of the word of God, which will build my faith, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 15th Day Tuesday September 2015: THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH: Everything about our lives should revolve around faith, because that is what the Lord our God expects from us, Ro 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.(KJV) We should live our lives by faith, as the just of the Lord, Ga 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.(KJV) We are to take every decision and action by faith, Heb 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.(KJV) 15th Day Prayer: 1. I want to live a life of faith in my going out and coming home, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Father, Help me to take all my decision by faith, in all that I do, in thy name of Jesus Christ 16TH Day Wednesday September 2015 WE STAND BY FAITH; And we should also take our stand on any issue by faith 2Co 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.(KJV) Faith works only in the realm of the unseen, because faith sees only as God sees and it sees only God and not the enemy or whatever the enemy is doing. Therefore faith is the reality of eternity and that reality is the foundation for our justification which must be by faith otherwise it will not stand, which is the reason we must take our stand on all issues of life by faith. 16th Day Prayer: 1. Help me to stand by faith on all issues confronting me and my family in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. As I stand by faith on all issues confronting me, nothing shall be able to stand against me in all my ways in thy name of Jesus Christ. 17th Day Thursday September 2015; JUSTIFIED BY FAITH Justification is defined as the grace of having a right standing with God without any sense of guilt, or condemnation and until we justified we cannot be sure to receive answers to our prayers. Ga 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.(KJV) Ro 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (KJV) Faith turns every trial into treasure, because we must accept our gift of justification in Christ Jesus whereby whatever is ours by heritage must come to us, only if we don’t question our right standing with God. 17th Day Prayer: 1. Am Justified to receive all my inheritance in this kingdom, so that am for signs and wonders, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. As a justified saint of Christ, in this kingdom, nothing shall question my right to my heritage of all things in thy name of Jesus Christ. 18th Day Friday September 2015; RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH Righteousness talks about the purity of our hands and heart, and there is nothing we can do or cannot do that will ever make us righteous before God, therefore righteousness by faith will deliver us from self condemnation, which hinders prayer access to God. Ga 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. (KJV) And our righteousness should not be based on our efforts or ourselves but on Christ, because our self righteousness is a filthy rag before God, Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.(KJV) We must not rely on self righteousness, but rather on the righteousness which is of God through Christ Php 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: (KJV) 18th Day Prayer: 1. Lord, Help me walk in the righteousness which is of God through the perfect work of the cross, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. By the faith which is in Christ Jesus, I receive all that is mine through the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, in thy Holy Name. 19th Day Saturday September 2015; CHRIST DWELLS IN OUR HEART BY FAITH: We must also operate in the consciousness of Christ dwelling in our heart by faith, Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, (KJV) Our hope of attaining unto glory is this faith that Christ dwells in our heart, which is rendered as Christ in us the hope of glory, Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:(KJV) We must operate in the faith that Christ lives in our heart, which will enable us to experience the manifested glory of God in our Christian journey. 19th Day Prayer: 1. By my faith in the resurrected Christ I walk in the miraculous in my pursuit in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. By my faith in the perfect work of the Cross, I hold on my glory in Christ Jesus, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 20th Day Sunday September 2015; ACCESS INTO GRACE BY FAITH; Also we have unstoppable access into the grace of God through faith, Ro 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.(KJV) We need the grace of God to operate as sons and daughters of God in this kingdom. 1Co 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.(KJV) Whatever we become in this kingdom is entirely a product of grace, Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (KJV) And the greatest help that God can render unto in any circumstances is grace, so we cannot do without grace. 20th Day Prayer: 1. Oh Lord of all grace reveal your grace in my to serve you diligently all the days of life, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Father of all grace, give me the grace to create wealth continuously in thy name of Jesus Christ. 21ST Day Monday September 2015; WE ARE KEPT THROUGH FAITH And Again we are kept in all situations and circumstances through faith, that should be revealed in us 1Pe 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.(KJV) That is the reason why our bible heroes succeeded in their pursuits because they did all they did by faith. Abraham was persuaded to leave the city of Ur of Chaldea in Babylon, a mighty nation, in search of a city not built by man. Heb 11:8-15 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned God sustained them in thick and thin, through the operation of faith. 21st Day Prayer: 1.Father, keep me and my family no matter the situation in the name of Jesus Christ. 2. My Father: Sustain me and my family in this land, even as you expand our coast in thy name of Jesus Christ. 22nd Day Tuesday September 2015; VISION AS FAITH ENHANCER;
Even as wonderful and as powerful as faith is, there are certain factors that enhances and helps to consummate faith, such as visions. This is the act of visualizing the perspective or possibilities of God in the written, revealed or spoken word. Gen 13:15 As far as your eyes can see, so shall I give unto you. 1Jn 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life. As you hear, you spend time to think or meditate upon the word until the day light rise in your heart. 2Pet 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts. Visualizing the words enlightens our spirit man and envisions the vision of possibilities of the word in our heart, causing the word to be engrafted in it which is the life of God. This is why God said to Jeremiah, you have seen well, I will hasten my word which you have seen to perform it. The Apostle John was very explicit on this issue, because he analysed it clearly thus; what you have heard, you will see with your eyes and then looked upon closely before your hands will handle them. The envisioning of the word which we have heard or read through studying, comes by meditating upon it day and night until the words forms a clear imagination in your heart otherwise known as the dawn of the day. Then will you be compelled and propelled to take a commiserate action in agreement to the word. It is at this juncture that the power behind the scripture is released. 22nd Day Prayer: 1. Holy Spirit of the living God, Help me to catch a clear picture from the scriptures as I study them daily in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Father I desire to see a better tomorrow every day of my life from the pictures of the scriptures, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 23rd Day Wednesday September 2015 OBEDIENCE AS FAITH ENHANCER;
My mentor, said in one of his books on faith that obedience is the stronghold of faith. To bring out the life of God in the word you must put the word to work. Jos1:8. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Only those who observe the word closely and put to work in the act of obedience will enjoy the benefit of the word. Deut 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: All these scriptures are indicators that the major enhancer of faith is our obedience to the word of God, from whence comes faith. When you visualise the word, you will observe the word in its totality so that obedience is completely unavoidable. The reality of God is released by the obedience to the word and not just by hearing and believing it alone. You encounter the life force of God when you are engaged in practical obedience, otherwise known as putting the word to work. 23rd Day Prayer: 1. Father, Help me to walk in constant and consistent obedient to your word all the days of my life, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Father, Give me the grace for absolute obedience to every instruction of the scriptures in thy name of Jesus Christ.
24th Day Thursday September 2015; RELEASE OF FAITH:
This is the missing factor in the work of faith. Most people wallow in the realm of hope and they call it faith. They know that God can do it; they believe God will do it; but they miss it because they don’t know that God has done it already because faith is in the realm of Now. Faith is not in the future, but in the present. NOW, faith is… God is not going to do it, God will not do it; God has done it. So you begin to add work to it and any step you take in agreement to this will be known as faith. The work you do and the steps you take to realize what God has done is known as the release of faith. Look at the man at the pool of Bethesda, Jn 5:2-9 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. The man rose up, took his bed and walked. The jumping into the water to receive your healing when there is a stirring by the Angels is known as the release of faith. 24th Day Prayer: 1. Father, Send your Angels to stir my water of miracles today, so that every step I take today will definitely result into my desired miracle, in the name of Jesus Christ. 2. Lord of Glory; Help me to take the right actions that will result into my heartfelt miracle in thy name of Jesus Christ. 25th Day Friday September 2015; RELEASE OF FAITH 11 The release of faith is the act of using whatever is available as a point of contact to activate or put your faith to work, thereby causing your faith to be released and provoking the required miracle, and a good example is the man at the river of Siloam, Jn 9:6-7. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And said unto him, go wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The spittle and clay and the pool of Siloam were just a point of contact to enable the man release his faith. To release your faith therefore you need a point of contact and this differ in individuals. And as for the ministers of God, it depends on what God had revealed to them. That is why you see some of God bless handkerchiefs, some bless olive oil, and others water, but there all for the purpose of releasing your faith. 25th Day Prayer: 1. Father, Let whatever I lay hand upon now become my faith contact to activate my breakthrough continuously in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Oh Lord, My God, May the work of my hand be turned into my faith contact to provoke wealth transfer into my life in thy name of Jesus Christ. 26th Day Saturday September 2015; RELEASE OF FAITH 111 The woman with the issue of the blood did not only believe in her heart but she took the necessary steps. She believed she will be healed by Jesus. But she also reasoned that there must be a contact with the believed healer, and in spite of the crowd which was inevitable, and having spent twelve years going from one specialist to another; because the bible said that she had suffered many things of many physicians. Please note that this woman of issue was not duped because the bible did not say that she suffered many things from many physicians. It means that they were specialists and really put up their best, but she did not get healed. So unlike what many Christians will do today, she did not spend time counting her disappointments. Having heard of the former madman of Gadara who was healed and who gave testimony in ten cities Mk 5:20 he departed and began to publish in Decapolis. She convinced herself in her heart that Jesus can heal her (hope), and this generated great expectancy in her. She moved, determined to get her healing against all odds. Her stench and her lack of strength could not dissuade or discourage her even when she stood the risk of being stoned because in that condition she was an abominable thing according to Mosaic laws. Mr 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. (KJV) All the obstacles could not dissuade her, but rather she reached out, released her faith, and touched the hem of our Lord Jesus Christ. 26th Day Prayer: 1. I receive the divine wisdom to overlook every obstacle on my way in the operation of faith, in order to receive my desired miracle in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Oh Lord of mighty miracles, turn every mountain, valley, and obstacles in my life into a mighty miracle for the world to see, in thy name of Jesus Christ.
27th Day Sunday September 2015; RELEASE OF FAITH IV; But she was determined to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment and all the trials of faith that stood on her way were turned into a stepping stone into the miraculous. Jesus said I perceive that “VIRTUE HAD LEFT ME”. That touch was different from the touch of the crowd because it was a touch of faith. She released her faith and because faith has one major responsibility of drawing virtue from heaven for the miraculous, she got her healing that same moment. Heb 11:6 …he that cometh to God must believe that he is, (what so ever the word of God says he is,) and he is a rewarder (with his virtue) of them who are diligent (to respond to the word) in seeking for him. 27th Day Prayer: 1. Jesus Christ My Lord and personal savior, pour your virtue upon me to enter my desire miracles (name them), in thy name of Jess Christ. 2. My God, and My Father, let your reward come upon me and my family in all areas of our desires in thy name of Jesus Christ.
28th Day Monday September 2015 Deep insight
This is gaining unusual understanding of a particular scripture or a scriptural pattern on a particular issue e.g. divine prosperity, divine health, divine wealth, divine direction, and so many other areas of life. The catching of this revelation is enough to provoke the virtue of grace to make that area of your life outstanding. 1Jn 1:1-3 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;). That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. This is known as gaining access into the rhema of the particular subject under discussion, and rhema is defined as taking the logo of the word of God from the realm of eternity and bringing it into our space and time. 28th Day Prayer: 1. Father, release deep insight unto me through your Spirit that will provoke great wonders in my life and family, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Holy Ghost, Grant me rhema into the miracle of my heart and I will testify to the whole world in thy name of Jesus Christ. 29th Day Tuesday September 2015; INSIGHT FOR FAITH IS LIKE A PICTURE; Insight that generates faith or rather the rhema that generates faith, is revealed unto us as pictures and not just taught to us and in scriptures, we have the references where we always see where it is written as either to show or to see. 1Sa 9:26 And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day, that Samuel called Saul to the top of the house, saying, Up, that I may send thee away. And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad.27 And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God. (KJV) Gen 13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: Jer 1:12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it. So most importantly, let your prayer be, to gain insight in the area of your life in which you desire a miracle. Eph 1:17-21 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 29th Day Prayer: 1. Lord of mercy, Show the path that I must follow to behold my glory in this kingdom in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. My Father, Make the vision of my life be clear to me like a picture, so that I will do what I ought to do to get to where I ought to get to in thy name of Jesus Christ. 30th Day Wednesday September 2015; SHIELD OF FAITH: Shield talks about the instrument of war that is most used to fend off the onslaught of the enemy, especially arrows, swords, bullets, and sticks, And from this scriptural analysis we can develop our shield of faith, because it is handleable, and as such you cannot handle it and not know it. From the combination of these scriptures the Holy Spirit gave me a revelation of what the spiritual shield of faith is. Col 1:9-12 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Oh Lord, show me what to do. This is known as the shield of faith. Eph 6:16: Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. The knowledge you gain in that area your life desire is known as the shield of faith. This is the workable aspect of faith. The woman with the issue of the blood knew what to do, and so she said if I can touch the hem of his garment. In the miracle of the feeding of the multitude, the bible said in Jn 6:6.. for he himself knew what he would do. Every step of faith is a step that is taken with confidence and boldness. It is a step of certainty because it is borne out of the knowledge of what to do in order to receive your miracle. This insight of what to do to actualise your miracles is known as the shield of faith and at the same time as the sword of the spirit if it is meant for attack. 30th Day Prayer: 1.Father, as look up to you for my heart desired miracle, give unto me the insight that will become my shield of faith, and sword of the Spirit from your words, in thy name of Jesus Christ. 2. Holy Spirit of the living God, grant me access into the deep thing of God to behold wondrous thing from the scriptures which will turn my life to a wonder on the earth, in thy name of Jesus Christ.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

WORDS OF WISDOM

If you are going through any challenging situation today, don't fold your arms and let thoughts of defeat and depression beat on you. Fight back in prayer.
The secret to our victory in Christ is to execute a strong counter attack. When the enemy comes in, the Spirit lifts a standard against him. Quit ye like men and engage with words, in praise, prayer and prophecy.
Be encouraged if you rise up, you win but if you fold your arms in resignation, you lose.
......Pastor Poju Oyemade...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Whatever we enter in our diary, God has the long-term operative calendar. His purposes rise above our priorities. We can be agitated, frustrated, impatient, but He knows where He wants us and when. “Submit your ways to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37:5) It is the best counsel. God bless you. REINHARD BONNKE

WORDS OF WISDOM

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ARE YOU A PRETENDER, BY PASTOR FESTUS

"Believers love boat - Pst Festus Omorusi"
ARE YOU A PRETENDER?
Revelation 3:15-16; "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."
This is a special message and it’s one that I didn’t particularly enjoy writing. However, it needs to be said again and again.
This message is to all church-going pretenders out there – the ones who look heavenly on Sunday, but live like hell Monday through Saturday. You look good on the outside, but when God looks at your insides – inside your heart – it’s a dirty mess!
When you make deception a life style, pretending you're invincible to everyone else and you end up convincing yourself that God does not really mind after all, you've successfully preached to yourself the gospel of "it's my weakness", this is a dangerous journey of no return!
I’ve got bad news for you. Jesus hates religious pretense. But I’ve also got good news. He loves the pretenders! He gave His life for hypocrites like you and me. The end of being a religious pretenders is to admit our sin separates us from God; then ask Christ’s forgiveness; then believe to be right with God is your only hope for change.
And here’s the irony: When we begin to be more real with God and with others, we begin to be more like Jesus. He’s the only person who has ever lived without any trace of pretense.
Pray with me; Lord deliver me from the power of deception and hypocrisy in Jesus name!
May your day be full of godly excitements in Jesus name!
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KNOW THE WORD FOR YOURSELF, BY PASTOR CHRIS

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES **Know The Word For Yourself**
Friday, September 4th . Pastor Chris
Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15 AMP).
For you to live a joyful life, and be the full expression of the will, righteousness, and glory of God, you have to know the Word for yourself and live by it. Those who don't know the Word of God can hardly fulfil God's desire and plans for their lives. The Word of God made you (1 Peter 1:23), and except you live by the Word, you'll not be the "you" that God dreamed of, nor fulfil His destiny for you. This is why we teach the Word and encourage God's children to be students of the Word. You must know the Word for yourself.
Don't live on the basis of assumptions. Don't let people influence you with their "religious" opinion of God. Don't accept that something is from God just because it sounds good, nice or religious.
Jesus said in John 5:39, "Search the scriptures..."; Paul said in 2 Timothy 2:15, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." The Word of God is the mind of God expressed; His will written and expressed for us. What an extraordinary advantage, that you can study the Word for yourself, understand it, and live accordingly! It's a great blessing!
The measure of your glorious and victorious life will be to the degree of your knowledge of God's Word, and how much of it you put to work. It's not about how long you've been a Christian; it's about how well you know and apply the Word. Thank God we have the unparalleled advantage of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, who grants us understanding of the Word! He's the Author of the Scriptures; so as you study, you can depend on Him to guide you, and grant you insight into divine mysteries and secrets.
Give the Word your attention and time. Study and put your heart in it. If you want to live a life that's beyond the ordinary, it's by the Word, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
PRAYER
Dear Father, I thank you for showing me the importance of personal study of your Word, a vital ingredient in my Christian walk. As I study and meditate on the Word today, I'm positioned to fulfil your desire and plan for my life, and my profiting is evident, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Further Study: || Mark 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? ||
|| Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: 2 Corinthians 2:5-3:1-6,
Proverbs 14-15
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 20:39-47,
1 Samuel 23
EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional