A resting place for God.

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Arise, LORD, and come to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might. ( Psalms 132:8 )

The Old Testament captures a number of events which suggests that the Lord had no place among the people of that time. They built tents and resting places for themselves but they had no place to host God. The ark of God had to be carried about on the shoulders of men. But King David thought that it was inappropriate for God not to have a place among them. And so he sought to build God a resting place. Now, that house for God was a template of the kind of house that God would dwell in—us. God would later make His dwelling with us and in us. Jesus said, I am in the Father and you are in me ( see John 14:20). There is the need to make place for Christ in us, now more than ever. The world has come to a stage where it has become rather difficult to make a definite (exclusive) place for God in us. The Lord knows those who are His by reason of having a place in them. Our body, the Bible says is the temple of the Holy Spirit but He does not live in every temple. He lives in temples dedicated to Him. This calls for consciously making our bodies His temple and dwelling place through consecration.

Prayer_Bead: Omniscient Father, thank you for the opportunity to house your presence. Consecrate this house for your dwelling.

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It’s all well intentioned

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She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. ( Mark 5:26 )

The woman referred to as “she” in the verse was the woman with the issue of blood for twelve years. The scripture says that she had spent all the money she had in search of a cure but instead of getting better, she became worse. The intricate workings of God are hard to fathom. There are times when it seems like life and it’s circumstances have conspired against us. But often, such drawings are the wooing of God to being us into our kairos moments. If this woman with the issue of blood had been healed by any of the doctors she encountered, she probably wouldn’t have met Jesus; in other words she wouldn’t have encountered salvation. The doctors could have helped her flesh but not her soul. All the events of her life led to that memorable encounter with Jesus. As this year comes to an end, we must be very intentional about everything around us because God is intentional about us so much that everything that happens in these times are ushering us into the atmosphere of glory and miracles. All the event in our lives are set ups for divine encounters. Let’s trust God.

Prayer_Bead: Author and Finisher of our faith, guide of the universe, thank you for causing everything to work for my good. Help me to remain aligned to your eternal purposes for me.

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Ripple effects of glory

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And these are but the outer fringe of his works;
how faint the whisper we hear of him!
Who then can understand the thunder of his power?” ( Job 26:14 )

In truth, nothing in time can confine or define eternity. It is also a fact that all of the seen realm cannot host the unseen realm. The things we call the unseen realm in this physical realm are only the ripple effects of the unseen realm. So Job calls the wonderful things we see as the extensions of God’s glory on earth as the fringes of his works. He further explains that the things we think we hear are so faint compared to what is heard (expressed) of Him behind the veil of the earth. So that when we come to the realm of Glory, which is the realm of the totality of God; the atmosphere of the Godhead and His fullness, we will not be furnished with the right words to communicate such experiences. This is why many who came close to that glory were half dead most of the time. One said, I was like a dead man (Revelation 1:17). The flesh cannot stay in that atmosphere because it lacks the capacity to host His realities. God is the reality of both the seen and the unseen realm.

Prayer_Bead: Almighty King, Gracious Lord, thank you for the extension of your glory into the seen world. Let the world see your glory through me.

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The Holy Spirit, our secret

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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 ( Mark 4:11 )

It is very possible to have been given something and yet not show any bit of it in expression. We have been called into the Kingdom of God. And even after we lost it, we were given the opportunity through the Cross to find our way back to it. As a result we have been given the secret access into the kingdom; we have been given access into the mysteries of the word by the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God is the secret (key) into the Kingdom. The scripture says, no man knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of that man and no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. And if Christ is the fullness of the Godhead, the embodiment of the Kingdom, then the Governor, who is the Holy Spirit is the key (secret) into that kingdom. The Holy Spirit has been given to us. It is by Him we can call the father our “Abba” Father. Those outside the kingdom only have parables, psychology and the ideologies of man. But we have the secret to the Kingdom. Glory!!.

Prayer_Bead: Abba Father, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for giving us access into the Kingdom by the governor.

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The word works

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That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.( Luke 7:7 )

In the scripture above, the servant of a Roman centurion was sick and about to die. This centurion was a very influential person in his society and so he sent some of the Jewish elders to talk to Jesus about his servant. Now, the elders convinced Jesus to go to the home of the centurion but on their way, the centurion met with them and told Jesus that He didn’t have to come to his house. Instead, He should speak the word, and his servant will be healed. This centurion believed something that we need even more in our time than ever. He believed that the word of Jesus works. And because the word was efficacious, Jesus didn’t have to be present in body to effect changes. His word was enough to do what He would do. The default mode of the word of God is to produce results. So our responsibility is to trust the word. The word works, let us give opportunity to the word by faith and it will yield the desired results.

Prayer_Bead: Thank you gracious Father for the efficacy of your word and the opportunities it makes available. I believe in your word.

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The child became a son

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For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ( Isaiah 9:6 )

The secrets of God are the plain things of the Holy Spirit reserved for the discerning and those to whom God has bestowed understanding. God intricately hides His glory in plain sight. Christ Jesus is the embodiment of this agenda of God perceptible by faith. Many centuries before Moses penned the book of Genesis, God promised (prophesied) a child as the seed of the woman (see Genesis 3:15). This seed, after thousands of years became the son that is our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, our Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace and the One on whose shoulders the government rests. The seed [child] was a prophecy, fulfilled as the son. God’s word does not fall to the ground. His words will always fulfill all that it is sent to accomplish. This is why we can trust the word of God above all other conversations of man. God is faithful. God is committed to His word. The child was born, and the son was given. The prophecy was pronounced (born), and the fulfillment (son) was given. Whatever God said, God will give the fulfillment to His glory. Glory!!!.

Prayer_Bead: Omniscient King, Wonderful Counselor, King of Kings, thank you for the fulfillment of your word. Thank you for giving us your Son.

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Our love source

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We love because he first loved us. ( 1 John 4:19 )

We are in the season of love. And it is only appropriate we turn our lens to the topic of love. Love has lately been misunderstood or abused. The scripture says we love because He first loved us. This means that without He (Christ), we do not know what love is and cannot love as a result. Jesus is the portrait of love for us. Today, in our pursuit of love and our search for it, we need to have the portrait in front of us, Christ. So that love will flow from that trajectory to us. We cannot love in isolation from Christ neither can we be loved without Christ. We can only love God because He first loved us and we can love our neighbors because God first shared His love abroad in our hearts. Let brotherly love continue.

Prayer_Bead: Thank you Lord Jesus for your love for me. Help me to express your love to the world.

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Victory by faith

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For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. ( 1 John 5:4 )

The world has systems and “mountains” and many people have sold their souls to the devil to operate these systems and mountains. They exchange a permanent victory for a temporary glory. But there is another avenue to win over the world. Except that this also comes with a restriction. This avenue is limited to those who have accepted Christ as Lord over their lives. Hence, the Believer’s victory over the world is in Christ. Outside of Christ, the Believer cannot overcome the world. And this victory is tied to our faith in Christ. So that unless we are born of God, we cannot exercise that faith over the world. Everything in God is accessible through faith. Without faith, we cannot get over the wall of divide that separates the ordinary life from the supernatural life. One of which is the victorious life.

Prayer_Bead: Author and Finisher of my faith, thank you for the victory of the cross. I live in that victory for me by faith in you.

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Slaves of God

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Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. ( 1 Peter 2:16 )

God so love humanity, that He sent His only begotten son to pay the penalty for our wrong. This act gives us the opportunity to return to the family of God (see John 1:12). Though we are given the privilege of sonship when we believe in Christ and as result we are free, God does not force us to comply with His ways and plans for us. He gives us the freedom to choose what to do with the freedom we have, whether good or bad. But if we love God as much as we profess, we need to become slaves of God. And this not by coercion but by our free will. We hear comments like “In Christ, I am free to do whatever I want to do”. That is true, the apostle Paul said he is free to do all things but not all things are beneficial to him. And so he will not be brought under the power of any. He chose to become the bond servant of Christ as a pledge of allegiance to God. Let us live as slaves of God so that we can express the life of God.

Prayer_Bead: Thank you Jesus for the opportunity to live for you freely. Empower me to succeed in this life I have subscribed to.

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Faith in the hearing

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But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand. ( Acts 4:4 )

There had never been a time when people believed anything without hearing, touching, seeing or feeling something. Beliefs have always been founded on something perceptible to the heart. Jesus told some fishermen that He will make them fishers of men. True to that word, they were sent out to the fields of souls. In the book of Acts, the disciples had so many more people joining the family of God. But before these people could ever join this family, they had to hear something. So that it was not everybody who got saved but those from the sample of people who heard the message. Until that gospel of the kingdom was preached to them, faith couldn’t have come alive in them to lead them to Christ. It is by grace we have been saved, through faith. The medium of faith is necessary for anyone to reach God. For anyone who comes to God must believe that He is and a rewarder of they who diligently seek Him. Keep hearing the word, keep walking in the light of His word.

Prayer_Bead: Omniscient King, Omnipotent Father, thank you for the word of faith that brought me salvation. Keep me in the bosom of your love in Christ Jesus.

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