THE LOVE OF GOD
The Love of God
Copyright © 2015 by Laura Bon
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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Dedicated to our great God Jehovah,
who has always been my source of inspiration
They weren’t ordinary visions from her saviour, but instructional visions from Jesus to aid author, Laura Bon in discovering and presenting biblical principles to readers in her new book, The Love of God. In this amazing book, the author shares these deep instructional visions and revelations from the heart of God to the church.
The author hopes to throw more light into the rich, exciting, kind personality of Jesus. She has experienced the warm, interesting, loving friendship of Christ through encounters with Him. The Lord Himself told her that He is not boring. Jesus thought her how to love Him and express her love for Him to enable her experience His life giving presence which is His tangible love.
The visions and Instructions from Christ to the author propelled her into Christian maturity and the reality of the presence of Christ. These visions and instructions have been richly woven into the chapters and will take the readers into the heartbeat and love of God. The purpose is to build hunger and thirst for Christ’s life giving presence and to inspire readers to seek intimacy and oneness with Christ through faith, worship, obedience and prayer.
Christ longs to have personal heart to heart intimacy and communication with all His children. She hopes that readers will also gain from the visions and instructions in order to experience the manifestation of the Holy Spirit.
Laura Bon is an evangelist, prophet and teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. From an early age she received various revelations from the Holy Spirit. She was taught by the Holy Spirit and is tested and trusted. She has been called to teach the Church how to get to the mountain top of spiritual maturity as the Church waits for heaven.
She is also an accountant. She holds MBA and MSc degrees from University of Wales and is an ACCA-chartered certified accountant (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). In addition to writing, she loves reading, singing, and visiting new places.
Table of Contents
Recently, the Lord Jesus appeared to me and said, “I want you to write a book.” I asked, “What is the title of the book?” and He replied, “The Love of God.” The Lord had given me this revelation several times before and even gave me the titles, but I did not pay attention or write them down. I was the head of finance in an organization and consumed by my job. The titles were centered on love. I knew He wanted me to write, but I was waiting for the right time and just could not start. This time around He jolted me by appearing to me and rebuking me for being so selfish and stubborn.
In the past, He would at times whisper the word “love” into my ear. I remember that an angel came to me in a dream several years ago and as we were ascending up in the air, he said, “You are like the Apostle John. You are an apostle of love.”
Some time ago, I was in the spirit and asking the Lord, “Lord, what is the problem? What is the problem?” To which He replied, “Love. Love is the problem.”
I was born for the gospel (the “good news” of Jesus Christ). The Lord Himself sent me into this world to preach the gospel. The opposition of the devil, the cares of this world, and various distractions conspired to keep me from being able to deliver the message the Lord had given me. Just after the Lord appeared to me when I was 23 and blessed me for the gospel, I was lying down on a couch and heard the demons angrily saying, “We hate Jesus and we hate you. You remind us of Jesus.”
Very long ago, for no reason at all, I started thinking of the hands and tongue of Jesus. I was caught up in prayer all day and saying, “O Lord, please let me feel your tongue and hands when I get to Heaven.” In the middle of the night I woke up and was awake in the Spirit. Next thing I knew, I felt the Lord’s tongue on my tongue and then He gave me His hands and I felt them. I did not see Him or feel any other part of His body. Then I said, “Thank you, Lord. I love you so much.” Then for four days I could not taste with my tongue, for my tongue had been burnt. After some years the Lord spoke to me and said, “All I need is your tongue and your hands. You must preach the gospel.” He also said “My tongue is for decreeing and my hand is for healing”
The night after I wrote this down, He said to me, “I am sanctifying your tongue, for you have a very sharp tongue.” He also said, “You think you have a choice, but you don’t. Your happiness can only come from bringing people into the Kingdom of God.” He appeared to me some years ago wearing a white garment and looking extremely handsome. I fell at His feet and was looking at Him from the floor and He then said to me, “Why do you keep trying to live the life you were not born to live?” Then He gave me a prayer point: “Lord, please give me the grace to deliver your message.”
In a vision many years ago, the Lord took me to Heaven and made an announcement to the congregation that I was not allowed to hear, and there was loud rejoicing and jubilation among the congregation. They were rejoicing with palm leaves. I knew it had to do with my assignment.
When I was newly born again, I was always having heavenly visions and seeing the Lord dress me up in heavenly garments such as I have never seen on Earth. He would dress me up as royalty. I even saw myself dressed in a beautiful garment playing hide-and-seek with an angel. Heaven always seemed so familiar. The Lord told me that when I was a child I was always having dreams of Heaven.
Then one day everything changed. The Lord spoke to me and said, “You will go through serious trails.” From that time onwards, a fierce battle ensued. It was as though all hell was let loose on me. The demons would torture me and ask me to denounce Jesus, and I would reply, “No, I love Jesus.” Then they would change their strategy and beg me to come to their side, even offering to give me anything I wanted in this world. They promised to give me crowns upon crowns, and I would say, “No, l love Jesus.” The Lord later explained to me that the aim of the kingdom of darkness was to take away the crown of the gospel that I was born with.
Once when I was lying down on a couch in the sitting room, the Lord was on one side of me and the devil was on the other and I heard the Lord say, “Satan, I have told you to leave this girl alone. She is mine.” The devil replied, “No, Jesus, I want this girl.” I was just 24 at the time. When I got up I kept wondering why they were fighting over me.
Some years ago the Lord appeared to me and I fell at His feet crying and rolling on the floor before Him like a little child. I said, “Lord, please, I am sorry I have not done the assignment you sent me to do. Please, I am so sorry.” And the Lord replied, “If you won’t do your work, then come home.”’ I said, “Please, Lord, I am sorry.” I have often said to the Lord, “This assignment is too difficult, and the responsibility on my shoulders is too much.”
The Lord has given me a specific, sensitive, explosive message for a unit in the body of Christ that the Lord called “the intensive care unit.” This message will make a huge impact on Christianity and bring many souls into the Kingdom of Christ. The message will change the face of Christianity as we approach the Second Coming of Christ. That is the reason the kingdom of darkness is angry. But by the grace of God, the message will be revealed in due time.
Another time as I was waking up, I woke up in the spirit and a cloud was hanging over me. All I could see was these beautiful blue eyes inside the cloud with an unreadable expression. He was looking at me with a direct, piercing gaze. He was so real—too real—and I started screaming, “Who are you? Who are you? Please go away and leave me alone.” He disappeared.
When I woke up I knew it was the Lord, and I wondered why I had not asked Him what He wanted instead of telling Him to go. I was taking exams and engrossed with my own ambitions.
Now that I have become more submissive, when the Lord visits me now, it is only to console me, and I sometimes say, “O Lord, You are so handsome, so handsome.” The Lord would speak to me as He is leaving and ascending into Heaven and say, “See you in Heaven.” I would beg Him to stay a while longer and He would smile and say, “We will meet in Heaven.” Sometimes I call Him “Big Daddy.”
Very recently the Lord said to me, “Everything you have suffered, you suffered because of the gospel, and the enemy does not want you to preach the gospel.” He also said, “The only reason they’ve been after your life is because they don’t want you to deliver my message.” Last year the battle was so fierce that I fell into a trance after a long time of praise and worship, and the Lord came to me and I was crying. He was also crying. He held me in His arms as I was saying, “Lord, they want to kill me. They want to kill me.” He replied, “They will not kill you. Trust Me. You must trust Me.” He also told me that I had lost everything for the gospel.
Some weeks ago as I was writing this book, the Lord came to me in a dream. I was wearing a beautiful white dress and He spoke to me about my ministry. He asked, “Do you regret everything you have suffered for the gospel?” I said, “No, Lord.” Then He said, “Thank you.”
One thing I learned throughout my trials is to have unshakable confidence in the love of God. The Lord has taught me how to love people and have a deep empathy towards the afflicted and the lost. He has also taught me how to please Him, seek His face, and wait upon Him. He said to me very recently, “You now have a habit of prayer.” Prayer has indeed become my lifestyle.
It is essential for Christians to stay focussed on God’s plans and purposes for their lives instead of pursuing personal ambitions. Visions and specific, personal instructions from the Lord forms part of the word of God. Any revelation or instruction from the Lord must be obeyed fully in order to obtain victory. This is faith. A believer must live in the habit of quickly responding to God’s visions and instructions. I wasted so much time pursuing personal dreams, desires and ambitions. I was not listening to the heart beat of God.
The Lord had appeared to me in a dream some time ago and picked me up. When He picked me up, I turned into a little child and He pressed my ear to His Heart to listen to His heartbeat. I was looking up at His face and when I started listening to His heartbeat, He closed His eyes and inhaled deeply. Jesus so much desires us to listen to His heartbeat. It makes Him happy. We must be led by the Holy Spirit
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” – Romans 8:14
If we are not led by the Spirit, we will give the devil an upper hand and experience discomfort because we are being disobedient. The Lord has said to me, “I was hard on you, I am hard on my Church. If I had pampered you, you would not be where you are spiritually, today.” We must follow God’s plans for our lives and live the lives we were born to live. We cannot be someone else.
“Love” is the most abused and confused word on this planet. Love is not just a word but an action. It is a will and a decision. A lot of people have even given up on love because the people closest to them, who were supposed to love them and told them that they loved them, ended up destroying them by their lack of love. Most people talk about love and end up doing the opposite of love. This is a serious flaw or character weakness in man because man is born morally weak. The secret to life is this: the more love we have the stronger we are. Man is naturally flawed.
We must love unconditionally and not expect perfection from others. We must love the unlovable. To love a perfect man is not love. Love is best expressed when the recipient is very weak and seems most unlovable. Most people think they are strong when they are mean and hard, but the Lord Himself taught me that kindness and love are the qualities that make a man strong. A hard, mean man is a weak man with a low spiritual IQ. The Lord taught me the importance of kindness and forgiveness and getting rid of all bitterness.
Man cannot love and finds it difficult to love. Because the human race is naturally selfish, the challenge for Christians is to love. But it is impossible to love if we do not have a complete understanding of God our creator as God of love. Every step God takes is a step of love. The created cannot be better than the Creator. So trying to love when we believe that God’s love is imperfect will result only in failure. When we try to forgive without understanding that God has forgiven all of our sins we are, in essence, trying to make ourselves holier than God. We must believe in His forgiveness.
“We must believe and obey.” –1 John 3:19
“We love Him because He first loved us.” –1 John 4:19
The love of God is not just about how God loved us but how we are to love God. We need to believe in God to love Him. If we don’t believe that He loves us, loving Him becomes difficult. Jesus should be our first love, and not loving Jesus is a sin. When we love the word of God above all else, everything in creation will fit together and live in harmony with us. For the word of God upholds the universe.
“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works.” –Revelation 2:4
“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God.” –Luke 11:42
“But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.” –John 5:42
The salvation story is a story of God’s love for man. God was the one doing the pursuing and man was the one being pursued. God was giving and man was receiving. The death of Jesus Christ on the cross is very serious. It was the supreme expression of God’s hot fervent love that could not be quenched! And that love is still hot, but man’s love is cold and weak. The Lord has said to me several times “I want you to be like my son Jesus.” Jesus is our model and example, we have no choice but to be like Him. We must desire to love like Jesus.
Man finds it difficult to respond to the great love God has shown to us. There is no greater love than the love God expressed for man in the sacrifice of Jesus.
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” –John 15:13
God commands man to pursue love. God is the father of mercies, and mercy emanates from love. Power and mercy belong to Him.
“Love does not keep a record of wrongs.” –1 Corinthians 13:5
Look at parents and true lovers, no matter what their children or spouses do, they make allowances for them and still love them. In the same way, Jesus advocates for us. He does not accuse us; Satan accuses. Whenever we judge or criticize another, we are helping Satan do his work.
We are to correct those in the church—that is an act of love. But we should not go around gossiping and running people down—those are not acts of love. Our tongues must be sanctified.
The love of God is the death of Jesus on the cross and the constant intercession of Jesus for us. The manifest presence of God is also the love of God. When we develop perfect love for God, then we can say that the love of God has been perfected in us.
The Apostle Paul prayed, “May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.” (2 Corinthians 13:14). Consider King David’s psalm that says, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” (Psalm 23:6).
God has given us His love and mercy because He is full of mercy and compassion. We are saved, healed, and delivered, but to experience healing and deliverance we need to believe, worship, pray, obey and abide until His love and mercy manifests. At midnight, in prison Paul and Silas prayed and sang and the love of God came upon them.
Moses saw the love of God. That goodness of God that passed by Moses was God’s love. That rock that went with the Israelites was the love of God, and that rock was Christ.
“Jesus is the visible likeness of the invincible God.” –Colossians 1:15
Jesus is the manifest presence of God, or the glory of God. When God appears in the spirit world, that appearance is the glory of God or the love of God. Sometimes our physical eyes will be opened to see this love of God, usually in the form of a cloud, or of fire, or of Jesus Christ Himself. The Bible says that the Son of Man will come with the clouds of Heaven. Jesus is the glory of God, the mercy of God, and the grace of God. He is the tangible substance of God.
I saw His glory before I had even known about it from the Bible. The way the Bible describes His glory is how He appears.
The first time I saw the glory of God, it was in the form of fire. Then I also saw a shining cloud that descended from Heaven, stood in front of me, opened up, and then rolled back like a beautiful curtain. When the cloud opened up, Christ was inside it, and He blessed me. I could not see His face, so I began striving to see His face and thinking to myself, “Let me see His face so that when people ask me who I saw I will be able to describe Him to them.” As I was struggling to see Him, His face was turned away from me, and I was surprised that He knew my thoughts. I was turning my face to see His face and He was turning His face away from me. Then He disappeared. I did not even know it was Christ because I was young and did not know my Bible. When I shared the vision with my mother’s friend she told me it was Christ.
Since then, I have seen Him several times in the form of a cloud, and He talks to me from inside the cloud. If He is smiling inside the cloud, I know. The cloud has winked at me before and I was amazed. One time, the cloud came and entered me, and the next thing I knew we were standing in the sky above London and looking down at the city below. He was standing as a pillar of cloud, I could see the London Eye Ferris wheel, and He said, “This is the earth that people are willing to kill and do every evil just to own,” and I said, “Lord, everything looks so filthy. I can’t believe that people will do all this evil just for that.” Everything looked so filthy. We need to realise that it is only the love of God that can satisfy our hearts and not covetousness. We must stop panting after the world and seek the love of God.
Sometimes when the cloud opens up I see Christ in it wearing a golden garment or a white garment. A golden cloud has also appeared in the dream and struck someone beside me who was trying to harm me, and the person fell. He stretched out His hands from the shining cloud and made a mark on my forehead and said, “For my Gospel.” That person He hit fell ill and almost died, but I interceded for the person and the Lord spared the person.
I have also seen the cloud in the heavens from my bed. I gazed at the shining cloud in the sky from my bed and as I was looking, I was up in the heavens inside the cloud and noticed it was a place. Then Jesus rose from a seat and walked towards me. He kissed my right cheek and said, “Good luck.”
Very recently, I was waking up and the glory cloud was present. I was making some sound with little whimpers and He said, “What is it?” And I replied, “Lord, I am hungry” and He said, “hungry for what?” To which I replied, “Hungry for your love.” He then released His presence and the cloud entered me. He said, “You were born for this, I like it when we are together.” and I said, “I like it too.” Then the cloud started moving gently inside me and I immediately started speaking in tongues. Sometimes when the cloud moves in me and I speak in tongues my ears will be opened to hear the interpretation. I would call Him beautiful, handsome, wonderful, glorious and precious. God wants us to be hungry for His presence and seek Him.
It is only when I seek Him in prayer that He manifests. That seeking is the hunger and thirst the Bible talks about. We need Him and must realise our need for Him and our helplessness without His presence. He later said to me, “Healing anointing.” He also said, “Preaching and prayer.” He showed me a vision of Himself wearing a golden garment, riding a golden horse. This was an open vision and it was like watching a movie on the wall of my room. He also showed me glimpses of heaven. The love of Jesus is not a joke, it is a very strong real love and we need to appreciate Him and long for Him more than food and water. He is our spiritual food and drink.
I was also caught up into heaven – to a gathering of saints who wore beautiful clothes, talking and socialising. The buildings were amazing with large white pillars. Among the crowd, I looked and the Lord was in their midst looking at me and smiling. I turned to another direction and the Lord was also there, smiling at me. I turned again to another direction and He was also there smiling at me. He was in three places at the same time. Another time, the Lord was taking me up into heaven and there were billows and billows of golden clouds and I was scared because the glory was too much. I screamed, “Lord, I’m scared!” and immediately found myself back on my bed. I can testify that heaven is a real place.
I have seen Him so many times that I cannot recount all the instances here. But I can attest to you that Jesus is real and His glory is real. Heaven is also real and it is the full consummation of His pure love. His love is very real and that love can be with us in a tangible form.
It is God’s will that the love of God be with us. The love of God can visit, fill us, come upon us and be with us. That glory that appears is the love of God.
As we please God, submit to His ways and believe in His ways, the love of God will be with us, follow us, and rest upon us. The love of God can visit us in extraordinary ways and we experience deeper realms of intimacy. God can be a friend and father to us as we experience Him daily. Surely goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives!
The Bible tells us that “God is love.” This means that the very essence of God is love. His glory, His life, His truth, His grace, His kindness, His mercy, His power, His holiness, His passion, His death, His wisdom, His gospel, His laws, His judgements—all reflect His love. As I was writing this book the Lord spoke these words to me: “I am not comfortable with anything that is not love.” He has often said to me, “All I want is your love.” Love is the language that God understands. Love, affection and adoration is what He wants from all His Children because we were created from love and for love. We exist to worship Him.
Love is what turns the world around and keeps it in its axis. Remember when God told Moses in Exodus 33:19 that He would make His goodness to pass before Him. This goodness is His love and mercy. When I started writing this book the Lord told me, “The love of God is the holiness of God.” Anytime God breathes out, what comes out of His nostrils is love. Whether in mercy or consuming enemies in judgement, God is showing love.
“Smoke went up from His nostrils, and devouring fire from His mouth;
Coals were kindled by it.” – Psalm 18:8
To be Christ-like is to be filled with love. In the Bible God says, “Be holy, because I am holy” (Leviticus 11:45; 1 Peter 1:16). And there is never any regret in love. Love is the truth, and humility is agreement with the truth.
“But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” –John 3:21
Whenever we show love we should think of the recipient as Jesus because Jesus said, “Whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you do for me.” (Matthew 25:40, NIV). There is no regret in loving Jesus.
“But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?” –John 3:17
When Paul said, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1), he was speaking of love. When you think of Christ, the first thing that should strike your mind is His love, goodness, kindness, grace, and compassion. Only someone who is filled with love, goodness, and compassion can express that love in healing. In his epistles, the Apostle John talks of love and emphasizes the need for us believers to walk in love.
We should not take love for granted. We were created to love and be loved, but if our focus is to receive love rather than to walk in love, we are dead in sin and selfishness.
“This is love that we walk according to His commandments. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.” –1 John 2:10
Every blessing we receive from God is love and goodness. His love and goodness is His face. Any time God blesses us, He is showering His love and goodness on us. Every act of God is an act of love. God is full of love and compassion. The very blood that flows out of God is love. The aura, air and garment that surrounds Him is love. The perfume and fragrance He exudes is love. His energy, vibrancy, and radiance are love.
Love is what brings about life in the form of healing and deliverance, just as the love between man and woman brings about new life in the form of a baby.
Every act of God is His fruit, His product, His work, and His baby. He is the One who produces love. All the fruits of the Holy Spirit are fruits of God or fruits of love. He is the Father of mercies. He is the giver of life. There is no other source, giver, father or mother of mercy.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit. Every bad fruit is fruit of man. God is not the author of confusion nor the bearer of bad fruits. Man bears bad fruit because of selfishness, pride, love of money, the world, power, and pleasure.
“Balaam loved the wages of unrighteousness.” –2 Peter 2:15
Sin has its rewards—and those rewards are what makes man sin. If we resist the flesh, the world, and the devil in our struggle against sin, Satan will not be able to bear fruits through us. We need to hate sin with perfect hatred and flee every appearance of evil. We must love the way God loves. We must constantly pray to love like Jesus. Love is precious, love is priceless and love is divine.
Man plays an active role in every evil that has ever happened on Earth. After playing that active role, we then turn around and blame either God or the devil for the evil we have wrought. That is typical. It started in Eden, remember? We humans need to man up, step up, and accept responsibility. God cannot change, but we can change. We are the ones who will move the hand of God. Jesus mastered the art of constantly moving the hand of God, and He is our example.
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” –John 15:13
“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” –1 John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” –John 3:16
God’s love is a perfect expression of love. We need to respond and love God so much that we present our lives as living sacrifice by finding out His perfect will and doing it. His number-one perfect will is complete faith in His salvation. His number-two perfect will is complete love for others. His number-three perfect will is follow the leading of the Spirit or any word of knowledge and wisdom He gives to us.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” –Romans 5:8
Because God cannot change, His love and mercy cannot change. All we need is to believe in His forgiveness and walk in it. To believe means to accept that His blood sets us free! To walk means to constantly praise, love, rejoice, celebrate and thank Him for cancelling all our punishments and to love one another just as Christ loved us. God is love, and thus we as His children must also be full of love.
I come from a religious background in which we were taught that sickness and affliction are our cross from God. I believed this and lived in constant defeat. We must be careful about what we think and believe because the devil is a liar and he lies through people. God forbids some thoughts.
They taught us that we must pay for our sins and continue paying for them even after death. I could not even pray to God to help me. This was a lie. The truth is that the thief on the cross did not pay for his sins after death but rather went to Paradise to be with Jesus.
Our thoughts are critical: We must choose to believe the truth rather than lies because what we believe will happen to us. If we believe that we must pay for our sins then we will keep on paying and might even pay for other people’s sins and perish paying. God will use our thoughts and words to judge us. I just accepted all the poison they were teaching me until one day the Lord said to me, “I am not the cause of your problem; rather, I am the One who has been protecting and defending you all your life.”
Another day He asked me, “What is the gospel?” I replied, “Lord, is it not about sin and how we pay for our sins?” The Lord corrected me and said, “No, don’t you see? You can’t pay for your sins.” And I believed Him. No amount of human blood, suffering, sacrifice and pain can pay for our sins. Only the blood of Jesus, the sinless Son of God, is clean enough to pay for our sins, and Jesus has already paid our sin-debt in full with His blood. All we need now is faith and obedience.
My thoughts defeated me. As long as I believed I was required to pay for my sins I was walking in unbelief and had no hope for relief. False teachings destroy people’s faith, and hope and keep them in bondage. The devil loves that.
I actually believed that my problem was from God as a cross. How then could I pray for God to heal me since the cross is supposed to be a good thing? The implication was that I did nothing. I was living in darkness, but—praise be to God—bit by bit He removed my chains of lies and darkness and taught me how to believe in Him.
God is not the cause of human problems; He is the solution. He spoke to me and said, “Most of the evil on Earth is caused by human priests in various false religions who secretly and constantly sacrifice humans to the devil.” That is why God hates false religion. Of course our own sins torment and accuse us, but a lot of victims we see are innocent victims. What about sick and afflicted children? What is their crime? The foundations of the earth are full of the haunts of cruelty. We live in a fallen world.
As long as we keep grumbling and acting as though God is our tormentor, we kill faith and live in defeat. We are our own tormentor because of lack of faith and hidden sins hindering our prayers. We might not be the cause of our problems, but we hinder the solution. Our sins accuse and defeat us. Our lack of faith, weak love, and refusal to follow the voice of God defeats us. It does not matter who caused our problem, what matters is that God has provided a solution, and that solution is the word of God. The word of God is that the blood of Jesus has set us free! Standing on that foundation and faith, we ask for whatever we need with celebration, praise and worship. We must also try to ask in line with God’s will and not ask amiss.
We should be forward-looking, not backward-looking. Christianity is forward-looking, which is why the scripture keeps saying walk. We walk forward, not backward. Our eyes and our toes point forward. The scriptures speak of the life of faith as a walk and a race, and anyone who keeps looking back while walking or running will fall.
The key is having the right focus when we walk or run. We must always see the finish line, and the finish line is Christian maturity in this life and Heaven in the next. We have been cleansed from past sins. We are new creatures and old things have passed away including our old lifestyle (2 Corinthians 5:17). We have been cleansed from past sins.
Remember what happened when Lot’s wife looked back—she was turned into a pillar of salt. God said if anyone looks back He will not be pleased with him. We must not deviate from the word of God by looking right or left. We must keep our eyes fixed on Jesus who has set us free and is leading us.
We must stop looking at our past or thinking of our ancestors and parents who sinned and opened the door to the devil. The past is the past, and we can’t change it. We can change the future, however, with faith, worship, obedience and supplications. We must think about Jesus who is our solution. We must focus on His forgiveness, power and grace. We must look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). We must walk in the deliverance we received from God.
We must never think that our problem is from God or blame God for human problems. For when we do that, we insult God and cut off His deliverance and love.
The good news is the gospel of Jesus Christ, the word of God, which is the message of how God saved us and forgave all our sins. This good news is a finished work. Jesus said, “It is finished,” and then gave up His Spirit. The word of God is made up of the good news and the laws of Christ. There is a new covenant and a new law. God saved us and healed us because of His great love. All we need is to believe in His great love and forgiveness and walk in love. The Lord has often written the word forgiven in my heart. Sometimes He would whisper “Forgiven” into my ear. The Lord said to me, “You are royalty, you have blue blood running in your veins, and you must see yourself as a prince.” Every child of God is a prince. We are all royalty and special to God. We should all aim to grow to the place of kingship so that we can rule with Christ in life.
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.” – 1 Peter 2:9
The first armour that we need to put on is faith in the love and forgiveness of God. Faith must be complete and not weak. It is the foundation of our walk with God. No matter how much filth our ancestors have put on us due to lack of knowledge, we must always believe that our sins were cancelled and forgiven at the cross and that God is not counting our sins against us. We are healed by the punishments He suffered. Jesus paid our debt with His blood. We are delivered and declared citizens of Heaven, which is why we believe we will go to Heaven when we die. We belong to Jesus, the mercy of God, and God has declared us not guilty. We must believe in the God that declares the guilty innocent. We are under grace and have been cleansed from past sins. We are blessed because our sins are forgiven.
God is not looking at our past but at our future. It is written that our sins and evil deeds He will remember no more (Hebrews 8:12). Any kind of offering or sacrifice after the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross is shedding of human blood and an abomination. Death has been defeated, and the ruler of this world has been judged and overthrown. Jesus has the key of life and death. All power in Heaven and Earth has been given to Jesus, who is the Lord of the living and the dead. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is supreme and eternal.
The fact that we block or hinder our deliverance does not mean that we are not delivered and forgiven. God has not changed His love for us because God cannot change. He is constant and steadfast. God is light and there is no shadow or variableness in Him (James 1:17). The fact that Judas Iscariot refused to repent does not mean that God did not forgive him. We can choose either to reject God’s forgiveness or to accept and activate it.
The only thing we need is for the Holy Spirit to reveal what is blocking or hindering the love of God from coming upon us and to remove those obstacles. The obstacles do not come from God but from us. Knowledge is power, and the truth sets free. What we need is a word of knowledge and wisdom from God and obedience to that word of knowledge in order to overcome.
Even if our problem is from our ancestors or parents, Jesus has given us our solution and delivered us. We should not dwell on the cause of our problem but focus instead on the solution. If we are physically sick and know what caused our illness, it won’t help at the time of illness to keep thinking of the cause of the illness. If a mosquito bites us and we fall ill, it won’t help us if we keep thinking of the mosquito instead of going to the hospital to get treated and cured. Knowing the cause serves only one purpose—to help us avoid future mistakes. We get healed by going to the doctor and taking the right medicine.
Sometime in the past I was not well and went to the hospital. When I was in the hospital the Lord spoke to me and said, “I brought you here to get well.” If we refuse medical help when we are sick, we might end up like Ahab, who was deceived by an evil spirit and fell to his death. I know some people who refused medical advice and treatment because they wanted to practice their own perception of faith . . . the result was a grievous outcome. If our faith was not strong enough to prevent a physical ailment, do we think we can neglect medical advice? We must be wise and protect our health. God can use modern medicine to heal us!
If someone pushes us into a well and we are in the well, our first priority is how to get out of the well and not how we got into the well or who pushed us. It is what it is, and we are already in the pit. We should be solution-oriented and become problem-solvers in any pit we find ourselves in. We need to apply all the spiritual principles or keys available to us and remove all the hindrances and obstacles. The master key is prayer, and faith is a companion of prayer. Knowledge and understanding is the mother of faith.
If you have seen the movie Cast Away you will recall how Tom Hanks’s character was able to deliver himself from a deserted island after a plane crash. My four-year-old nephew came into the room when I was watching the movie and was transfixed. He refused to go to sleep until the movie was over. At the age of four he understood Hanks’s character’s challenge and was obsessed with the solution he was desperately trying to achieve. God created man to be solution-driven.
The point is this: If we find out exactly what is hindering our prayers and remove those obstacles, we get our solution and answer from God with patience, persistence, and perseverance.
Though we cannot control what caused our problem, we can control the obstacles hindering our prayers by God’s grace and trusting in God, who is the One who provides the answer and the solution. The only thing required of us is to walk in the Spirit and remove every obstacle to the flow of God’s love.
We need to know the cause of our problem so that we can stop blaming God and avoid the problem in the future, but that is where it ends. After knowing the cause, we should spend our time in seeking the face of God to remove the hindrances and provide the solution. We cannot change the past, but we can change the future. Dwelling on what we cannot change is fruitless and futile.
Jesus said, “It is finished.” We must always walk with the consciousness that death is defeated. There is no more sacrifice or ritual for sin.
In our walk with God we must never forget that God loved us first and gave us love by His great forgiveness. Forgiveness is an expression of love because love does not keep a record of wrongs.
“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” –1 John 3:16
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” –1 John 3:10
“We love Him because He first loved us.” –1 John 4:19
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” –John 3:16
Sometimes we act as though our love for God is bigger than God’s love for us. We are willing to forgive and show kindness, which is as it should be, but then at the same time we refuse to believe that God forgave us and cancelled all our debts. Love is greater than faith, but if we don’t have faith we become self-righteous, like many practitioners of pagan religions who keep preaching good works but reject the concept of a God of love and forgiveness. In doing that we make ourselves superior to God, which of course is not pleasing to God. “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). Love is easier to practice than faith. We must love, but we must also have faith or else we will not receive any answer from God.
Jesus Christ is our foundation. This means that the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and the forgiveness He achieved with His shed blood is the foundation of our Christian life. Any time we approach God with a sense of trying to defeat death we miss the mark and are focusing wrongly. We cannot defeat death because Jesus has defeated death. Our part is only to trust in His work on our behalf and believe that our sins are forgiven and that our punishment has been cancelled.
This is the foundation we must walk in and build on. We cannot lay another foundation. We stand on that foundation and begin to add repentance, love, worship, patience, virtue, longsuffering, humility, gentleness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control, obedience, prayer, perseverance, obeying the voice of God, and infilling of the Holy Spirit. By doing this we build up our armour. Praying with a complete armour makes prayer a thing of joy instead of anxiety, fear or struggle. “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16).
At every point in time we must put on strong faith and strong love. We must believe that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. This means that we are constantly rejoicing and are grateful to God for our redemption and the forgiveness He gave us and also seek His face. We live in constant gratitude, praise, and love for God because of the forgiveness He gave us. The more we rejoice, revel in, and celebrate His love, the more the love of God will come upon us and we will experience mercy. The mercy of God will then become ours in full measure. It will come upon us.
Some time ago while singing songs about how the Lord has set us free for a very long time, as I closed my eyes the Lord said to me, “What do you want?” I told Him what I wanted. Another time the Lord said to me, “Celebrate My love.” He also said to me, “Tell Me you love Me.” So I started celebrating His love; singing about His forgiveness and how His blood has set me free; and thanking, praising, and loving Him for His mercy. I also said “I love you Lord Jesus because you first loved me and saved me.’’ I then put on Tasha Cobbs’s song “We Give You Glory,” which also talks of how Jesus defeated death for us and gave us His never ending love. It also says “Alleluia, send your power, send your power, send your power O Lord.” Then I fell asleep.
In my sleep the Lord appeared to me and said, “What do you want?” and I told Him. Then I started looking downwards and He asked me, “Why are you looking down—are you shy?” And I said, “Yes.” Then He said to me, “Express your love for Me.” Then I started singing the Tasha Cobbs song I was playing before I slept and left His presence and woke up.
“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” –Psalm 37:4
“Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say, rejoice!” –Philippians 4:4
God really loves His word and honours His word. He wants us to magnify His good news above our problems. God shows up when we are in the place of magnifying, thanking, loving, and rejoicing in Him for His great love and forgiveness. This is the life of faith: We focus on what we don’t see instead of on what we do see. Faith is the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). We celebrate Jesus, our Passover Lamb, and rejoice in His redemption and ability and forget our inability as we seek His face.
Faith means we come to God believing that He first loved us. It is not about how much we are doing God a favour with our works, but rather about our gratitude towards God and responding to that great love by pleasing and worshipping Him always. Yes, God loved us first.
The day we became born again, we left death and entered life. On that day we received life and forgiveness. We left punishment and entered mercy. If we encounter an anointed Man full of faith and power that day, we receive deliverance and healing because Satan lost all his rights over and claims on us.
Very recently the Lord told me in a dream: “Death has been defeated. I have taught you this several times in the past. Apply everything I have taught you.”
“We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren.” –1 John 3:13
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” –John 5:24
“Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.” –Acts 28:14
That is why Jesus healed the same day people accepted Him. Jesus told the paralyzed man:
“Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” –Matthew 9:2
Jesus then healed him. The man was healed the same day he was forgiven. The apostles also healed people on the same day they received Christ because that day God forgave them and set them free, and the apostles were fully equipped with faith and power to heal and prove the word.
All God needs is vessels full of faith and power. The afflicted person only needs salvation faith. Just simple faith—believing that Christ died for him and set him free and nothing more. It is only when there is no anointed vessel that the afflicted person will pay the price himself and build up his faith and seek God’s face before he can be healed or delivered.
“And the apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ So the Lord said, ‘If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” –Luke 17:5
“And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.” –Acts 6:8
If there is no anointed vessel filled with faith and power to heal the victim, that victim might spend many years trying to grow his faith and love to be in line with God’s frequency of love and faith in an effort to receive his deliverance and healing. This also involves waiting upon the Lord and seeking His face. This is no easy task at all. If someone applies the principles written in this book, however, deliverance and healing are much easier.
This is important: If your affliction is something that medical science has a solution for, you must go to the doctor for treatment while you pray. God is the One who provided medical science. It is God’s solution. When I talk of deliverance I am talking about suffering or cases that have defied medical science. James 5:13 says, “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.”
Please make sure you read the keys to constant victory at the end of this book. It is better to live in victory than open the door to the devil. Prevention is better than cure, and repentance is better than judgment. It is better to repent than face judgment, but mercy triumphs over judgment.
If ministers are not up to God’s frequency of faith and power, how easy will it be for a victim who is oppressed? God has given me revelation by experience, so apply the principles I am sharing with you. With God nothing is impossible (Matthew 19:26). The effort on the part of the victim will be great, but if he overcomes God will end up using him as a vessel. He will be a good vessel because he will teach from experience.
Because so many ministers have failed to become vessels of honour and are not filled with faith and power, the victim will have to pay the price by seeking God’s face and waiting upon the Lord.
So it is not about us and our defeating death but about our realizing that Jesus has defeated death. We must defeat deception, weak faith, spiritual laziness and temptation by God’s grace. That way, death and judgment will have no place in us just as it had no place in Jesus. As we walk in God and arrive at maturity, we will become vessels of honour.
Forgiveness means that we do not have to pay for our sins because Jesus paid with His blood. Our obligation to suffer punishment and judgment for our sins has been cancelled. The blood of Jesus purified us. This means that God is no longer counting our sins against us, and thus the tormentor’s right has been taken away.
The parable of the unforgiving servant clearly illustrates this. When the servant repented, the master knew he could not pay and thus forgave him the debt and released him. Likewise, the prodigal son was celebrated by his father and did not pay for his past confessed and forsaken sins.
“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us.” –1 John 4:16
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” –John 15:13
“Then He said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’ And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, ‘Who is this who even forgives sins?’ Then He said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.’” –Luke 5:48
Thinking evil about God will only lead to judgment. We should not blame God for our situation but instead believe in His love and forgiveness. If we think God wants us to pay for our sins, we will pay for our sins. God will use our thoughts and words to Judge us. It is wrong to approach God in prayer to ask for help and at the same time believe that God wants us to pay for our sins. When we do that, we are simply contradicting ourselves. We must approach Him with confidence.
“‘For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant.’” –Luke 19:21
God called the man wicked for saying that He was austere and accusing Him of evil – “You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.” The Lord once said to me, “You had better get rid of those arguments when coming into My presence. No more negative thoughts.” The arguments are the false ideas and philosophies about God. They are the thoughts that exalt themselves above the knowledge of God. They oppose and contradict God’s word and exalt death. Those thoughts will always want to paint God black and destroy faith – the Bible advises us to take those thoughts captive and make them obey Christ.
Our Christian life is a life of victory, joy, praise, celebration, worship, love, and thanksgiving because the death of Jesus set us free. Anything other than that is lack of faith and will only lead to defeat.
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” –1 Corinthians 11:26
“For Christ out Passover Lamb has been sacrificed. Let us then celebrate our Passover.” –1 Corinthians 5:7
Our faith must rest in the power of God, and the cross is the power of God and the wisdom of God. The death of Jesus on the cross is our victory.
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” –1 Corinthians 1:18
“For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” –1 Corinthians 2:2
“But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.” – 2 Corinthians 2:14-15
The death of Jesus is the love and forgiveness of God. It is not just about getting blessings from God. Rather, we need to appreciate that God is full of love and compassion and believe in His great love and forgiveness. This will draw us to constantly thank and worship God and seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all other things will be added to us.
The Bible never commands us to seek material blessings rather, the Bible commands us to seek God. In fact, Jesus described those who are always seeking material blessings as pagans. Pagans constantly seek material blessings and don’t care about knowing God or believing in His love and forgiveness. God made the human heart to seek Him and not material blessings. When we seek God with all our heart, and no part of it is seeking material wealth (mammon), then God will seek us and overwhelm us with blessings.
A long time ago the Lord said to me, “How can you love someone you don’t understand?” To love someone, you must understand him and accept him for who he is, or else there will be conflict. To love a human being you must understand his strengths and weaknesses and accept him the way he is—sometimes in spite of what he does or how he behaves. This is the foundation of a good marriage. God does not have weaknesses, so to love Him we must understand His love and mercy. We must believe in His perfection or perfect love. The sacrifice and death of Jesus on the cross is the love of God. We need to understand this great perfect love – this amazing grace that saved us.
“May the Lord lead you into a greater understanding of God’s love and the endurance that is given by Christ.” – 2 Thessalonians – 3:5
The only way to understand God is through the mirror of His word. The word of God is the mind of God. We see or understand God through His word. We have a choice. We must decide either to accept the word of God about God’s love and forgiveness or to reject it.
The word of God says that our sins are forgiven and our punishments cancelled. We must accept and stand on that word and seek God’s face until that forgiveness manifests. This will require spending every free moment worshipping Him and meditating on His great love and forgiveness until that word enters our heart.
We must keep looking at the perfect law of liberty, continue in it, and not forget. It helps to sing and play praise and worship songs that profess the forgiveness, love and power of God. We need to get to a point in our worship where our spirits begin to sing to Him and dance in Him.
“The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” –Psalm 119:130
It is only when the word of God penetrates from the mind into the heart or spirit that faith is birthed. The Holy Spirit will write His laws in our heart. When we eat physical food, we chew and swallow the food and make sure that our diet is balanced. Similarly, we are the ones who will choose which thoughts to entertain. For His part, God is the One who makes digestion take place and causes the food to enter the bloodstream to make us healthy. The Lord causes the word of God to digest from the mind into the heart.
After faith is birthed in our hearts, we then progress to the doing part of faith by thanking, praising and loving God for setting us free. We thank God against all odds even when we don’t feel like thanking Him. The Lord said to me sometime ago, “When you go to Church, sing and dance during praise and worship even when you don’t feel like.” Likewise, we must also sing to the Lord in our personal time of prayer even when we don’t feel like.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” –Philippians 4:8
“Receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” –James 1:21
“Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.” –2 Timothy 2:7
The Holy Spirit is our teacher. He is also the Spirit of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. He is the One who will explain the word of God to us. A very long time ago the Lord spoke to me and said, “Never accept two contrary thoughts on the same issue.” The great issue here is our deliverance. Are we delivered or not?
Many years ago, I spent a lot of time reading Christian books and listening to various preachers. I discovered that there was a lot of confusion. For instance, some ministers say we are delivered while others oppose it and say we are not delivered and must go and seek deliverance. Contrary thoughts on the same issue create confusion. This confusion in turn causes doubt, which is double-mindedness. Two statements that contradict each other cannot both be true. God cannot be both light and darkness. He is either light or darkness. God is not the author of confusion.
One day I was in a trance. One person was on my right and another was on my left. I could not see them but could only hear them. One said to me, “I have told you several times that you are delivered,” while the other one said, “You are not delivered and need to go for deliverance.” The devil plays tricks with our mind. After that I knew one voice was the Lord’s and the other was the devil’s. The trouble was, I did not know which of the revelations about deliverance was correct.
So I got rid of all my Christian books and stopped listening to preachers. I asked the Lord to teach me Himself and decided to read only the Bible and go to church. For several years now all I read is the Bible. I spend very long hours meditating on the scriptures, especially the New Testament. When I turned only to the scriptures, the Holy Spirit’s voice became stronger and I started hearing Him clearly and without contradictions.
“These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” –1 Corinthians 2:13
“But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will[ abide in Him.” –1 John 2:27
“That no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” –2 Peter 1:20
Darkness on earth is not the absence of light but rather it is the presence of light and darkness, truth and lies. Darkness is confusion, and spiritual confusion means we have two contrary thoughts about God. Absolute darkness exists only in hell. To have faith we must uproot all the lies, contradictions, and arguments from our heart. The lies are the thorns the devil has sown.
Before I joined a Bible-believing church, I attended a church where thoughts and ideas about God were very mixed up. They did not believe that the blood of Jesus atoned for or cancelled our sins and thus temporal punishments were required to repair the damage wrought by the sin. For instance, they believe that sacrifice must be offered to atone for a sin and remove the temporal punishment for it (such as a sickness or infirmity). They constantly offer sacrifices for their sins and the sins of the whole world. Christ does not need anyone to offer Him to God and Christ does not need to offer Himself many times. He died once and it is finished. His physical death on the cross is the sin and guilt offering offered by His love.
“Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.” – Hebrews 10:18
“Not that He should offer Himself often.” – Hebrews 9:25
“But Christ did not go in to offer Himself many times, for then he would have had to suffer many times ever since the creation of the world. Instead, now when all ages of time are nearing the end, he has appeared once and for all, to remove sin through the sacrifice of Himself. Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God. In the same manner Christ also was offered in sacrifice once to take away the sins of many.” – Hebrews 9:25
“So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.” – Hebrews 9:28
“But now, by means of the physical death of His Son, God has made you His friends, in order to bring you, holy, pure, and faultless, into His presence.” – Colossians 1:22
“But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” – Hebrews 10:12
“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you had no pleasure.” – Hebrews 10:5
“For if we sin wilfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.” – Hebrews 10:26
“He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.” – Hebrews 5:26
In a trance one day I saw a demon that was chanting, “He is good, He is wicked, He is good He is wicked.” Then I said, “No, He is not wicked; He is good.” I realized that the demon’s statement was a reflection of the false teachings I had accepted in that church.
If a church teaches that our sickness is a cross from God and that our sins were not cancelled and thus temporal punishments were required to atone for them then the implication is that God does not forgive, meaning God is good and God is wicked. This is highly offensive to God. It is a lie of the devil. God called the unforgiving servant wicked and God said we must forgive seventy times seven times. How can God tell us to forgive but not cancel temporal punishments for sin? God has forgiven and cancelled our debts.
The mind of man has been polluted and programmed negatively from birth because of the sin of Adam and Eve. The mind of man finds it easier to accept negative thoughts about God than the positive. Eve was the first person who doubted God’s love and goodness, and as a result man’s mind died and became fixed in darkness and confusion. God wants to heal us from the inside out. He wants to repair our minds. That is why Jesus commanded that we must love God with our mind—our understanding and heart. He wants us to love Him from the inside out.
A heart that constantly judges, criticizes, grumbles, and complains about God is offensive to God. We might be outwardly perfect in our confessions of faith but lack understanding in our heart because we did not spend enough time meditating on the good news of forgiveness for the good news to enter our hearts. Because the meaning or significance of the good news did not enter our hearts there is no conviction. Every man is born with a guilty conscience and a sense of condemnation. God wants us to approach His throne in prayer with confidence not guilty conscience – confidence in God and in the freedom from the blood of Jesus must precede prayer.
“That every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” –Romans 3:19
“Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.” – 1 Timothy 4:15
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16
Only when we meditate on the word of God will our minds and hearts be reprogrammed and healed. Our mind will reprogram our heart by the power of the Holy Spirit as we mediate on the pure milk of the word that saves and makes us grow. The Holy Spirit will cause the word of God to dwell richly in us as we meditate.
Jesus told the disciples to guard themselves against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Man-made teachings will destroy faith and leave us in defeat. They are a cancer to the heart. Any time your teaching or beliefs contradict the word of God on any subject the Bible covers, you destroy people’s faith.
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some.” –2 Timothy 2:15
Only the word of God can heal the conscience. Man is born with a guilty conscience because God pronounced Adam and Eve guilty after they sinned. When Jesus sacrificed Himself, however, the same God pronounced man not guilty. Only the man who comes to the word of God can cleanse his inner man from constantly dwelling on his guilty verdict and self-condemnation. The heart was born a victim of guilty thoughts, but there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus who do not walk according to the flesh.
“It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience.” –Hebrews 9:9
“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.” –Hebrews 9:14
“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from a guilty [evil] conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” –Hebrews 10:22
Lack of understanding makes us guilty because it reinforces the guilty conscience that is already in man. This guilty conscience contradicts the good news that in Christ God has pronounced us not guilty.
“Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.” –1 Corinthians 11:27
Not discerning the meaning of the broken body of Jesus on the cross as the sacrifice that made us free will only lead to judgment. We must walk in understanding.
To understand God’s love is to fulfil the purpose for which we were created. God made us to know Him. When we understand His love we will lose all inappropriate fear that leads us to think that God is out to catch us and punish us—that He administers temporal punishments for certain sins that Jesus’ blood did not atone for. When we understand God’s love we will accept the word of God that says that God does not require any more sacrifices for God. Offering another sacrifice by humans’ means shedding of innocent human blood. Sacrifice means death and to sacrifice is to kill spiritually with symbolic physical materials or words and it manifests physically.
Very few religions sacrifice humans physically, most of the time it is done spiritually with physical codes and symbols. Anyone who offers sacrifices worships death. Sacrifices enable human priest to victimize innocent humans, spiritually abuse them and they rob Peter to pay Paul. They turn humans into sin or guilt offerings. Sad. This is pure magic.
God does not require punishments or sacrifices for past forsaken sins. All this error is practiced because people do not understand God’s love and the implication, significance and benefit of Christ’s death. They are stuck in the past as if Jesus did not die and set humans free from a worthless and meaningless way of life and worship.
God is not like that all. All He wants is faith and obedience not sacrifices. He has the heart of a father and is full of love and mercy. If He says we are forgiven, we are forgiven. He is our Father. Perfect love casts out all fear. Even if our mothers, fathers, and all our friends forsake us, He will never forsake us even though we do not see Him physically. We must understand His love.
The only way to abide in God’s love and continue in His goodness is to make sure that our minds and hearts are filled with His word. The Apostle Paul said in Romans 11:22: “Behold the kindness and sternness of God, continue in His kindness.” To continue means to abide.
“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” –John 15:9
“But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him.” –1 John 2:5
We must not walk in death rather, we must walk in the deliverance we received. To walk in sin is to walk in death and allow death to control us. A long time ago my eyes were closed and the Lord flashed a light as He wrote on a dark wall: “Death is sin.” When we walk in the light, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. The word of God is the light. We must walk in the good news and believe the blood of Jesus has set us free. We must also walk in complete obedience. To live is Christ, but to die is gain (Philippians 1:21). We are slaves of Christ, and to live is to constantly please Him. We ought to enjoy pleasing Him. It should not be a struggle. The more we love Him the more it goes from struggle to joy.
Not doing the word of God means our faith is weak. When Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, finishes our faith, we will become doers of the word. When I started writing this book the Holy Spirit said to me, “You are now doing Me.” His name is the word of God.
Jesus said if we abide in Him He will abide in us (John 15:7). The word of God must dwell richly in us. As we continue meditating on the good news of God’s love and forgiveness, the Spirit of God will cause His good news to dwell in our hearts. When the good news of God’s love and forgiveness moves from our mind to our heart, we will experience the love and forgiveness of God as we seek Him in worship and prayer. We have a part to play. We must spend hours daily meditating on the good news. God will give the increase. He will cause the word of God to grow in our heart as we meditate with our mind. God is the one who causes the plant to grow.
“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” –1 Corinthians 3:5
The Holy Spirit is our teacher. He teaches us by explaining the word of God to us and revealing its truth to us so that it makes sense. When Jesus told the disciples that He would be betrayed into the hands of men, the meaning of that word was hidden from them. Revelation is what gives meaning to the word of God. It flashes light into the darkness. Jesus told Peter that God the Father was the One who revealed to him that Jesus Himself is the Son of God. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 12:3 that no one can say Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. Likewise no one can say by His stripes we are healed but by the Holy Spirit.
To abide in God’s love we must also get rid of all known and hidden sins. Our response to God’s forgiveness is our love for God and making pleasing God our top priority. God showed us His love so that we can love Him back.
“‘And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?’ Simon answered and said, ‘I suppose the one whom he forgave more.’ And He said to him, ‘You have rightly judged.” –Luke 7:42
As we meditate on the word of God and worship Him, He will reveal to us any known or hidden sins hindering the flow of His love and forgiveness. We must act in obedience and forsake that sin immediately. We must love our neighbour as our selves. This is the second armour that we must put on.
Our love for others must be sincere and complete. We cannot believe that God has forgiven us and go around hating people who have offended us. We will only end up like the unforgiving servant, and the tormentor will gain an upper hand over us. We should not give the devil a foothold. If we are ignorant of his devices, we will surely walk in unforgiveness and bitterness.
Love does not keep a record of wrongs. Jesus said we should love our enemies, do good to those who hate us, bless those who curse us, and pray for those who spitefully use us. Even as He hung on the cross, the sinless One bearing the sins of the whole world, Jesus prayed for those who put Him there: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Similarly, Stephen prayed for those who were stoning him: “O Lord, do not hold this sin against them.”
“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honour giving preference to one another.” –Romans 12:9
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” –Romans 12:20
We have no real choice in this matter because it is a matter of success or failure, victory or defeat, life or death. We are commanded to get rid of bitterness, anger, and unforgiveness. Even though we have a free will, we are commanded to choose life and not death. We must choose to reject negative thoughts and emotions and walk in freedom.
“See, I have set before you today life and death, good and evil, in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.” –Deuteronomy 30:15
Third, we must obey any specific instructions God has given us concerning His plan and purpose for our lives. If we do not do that, our prayers will be hindered and the flow of love and forgiveness we have received from God will be cut off or reduced. Not because we are not delivered or forgiven but because we have blocked the flow of His love and forgiveness from coming upon us. This is the third armour that we must walk in.
We must also keep away from idols and unclean people. We should not be unequally yoked with idol worshippers. The devil should have nothing in us just like he had nothing in Jesus.
I cannot emphasize enough that we must identify all obstacles fighting our faith and aggressively eliminate them. Once we do that and seek His face, the love of God that is ours in Christ Jesus will come upon us. Any other type of deliverance we seek is a deception.
A true minister is one who will hear from God concerning the hindrances to your deliverance and help you eliminate them. If the hindrance is weak faith, that minister will build up your faith, join his faith with yours, and pray an anointed prayer of faith. After deliverance, he will emphasize the importance of being filled with the word of God and the Holy Spirit so you can live in victory. Remember that God expects every Christian to be filled with faith, love, hope, and the Holy Spirit and grow to maturity. If we receive healing by the anointing and prayer of faith, we should not remain baby Christians.
“As new-born babes, desire the pure milk of the word that you may grow thereby.” –1 Peter 2:2
If we are not putting on our white garment or armour of complete faith, hope and love, the devil can still show up in the future to test our faith. So let us not be spiritually lazy and relax. If our armour of faith and love is incomplete or weak, the enemy’s arrows will be able to penetrate and injure or even immobilize us in our walk of faith. Anyone who is not filled with the word of God will experience trials.
The devil relies on the word of God to accuse us and send trials. Trials are spiritual symptoms of gaps in our faith walk. We need to close the gaps and mismatch. The scripture says our faith must be perfect and complete, lacking nothing (James 1:4). Thus, if our faith is not complete, the devil will stand on that word to accuse us and release trials. Trials can come for the words sake just to test the word of God in us. Mathew 13:21 says “for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles”.
The same goes for other commandments in the Bible. The devil, however, must ask for permission to test us just as he had to ask for permission to test Peter. He also waits for God to pass judgment. The devil accuses, but he does not pass judgment. Only God judges. After judgment God hands the person over to the devil. It is God whom we must fear—not the devil.
If our faith is perfect and complete, lacking nothing, the devil will not need to test us. He will have nothing in us. He will keep his hands off and let us be because he knows that our faith will not waver. He will know us and respect us as he respected Jesus and Paul. If our faith is not perfect and complete, we will experience trials. Perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18), so let us put on faith and obedience.
It is only when we continue in God’s grace and goodness that we will live in His deliverance.
Heart faith is when the understanding of the good news of forgiveness has moved from the mind to the heart. This means that the word of God is now living richly in us. When this happens we can easily identify false doctrines and thoughts and reject them. We will readily identify any teaching that tells us that we are not delivered as poison and flee from it. We will aggressively reject any action or ritual that contradicts our freedom and forgiveness.
The Lord spoke to me a long time ago when I was struggling with faith. Though I was making all the right confessions, the word of God was not in my heart and I did not know it. It is possible to quote the scriptures without discerning the meaning, significance and implication of the scriptures we are quoting. There was no conviction in my heart. He said to me, “You are clean on the outside but not clean on the inside.” He also said, “Child, give me your heart. Open your heart so that I can come and live there. Seek My face and wait upon the Lord. You must spend time with Me.” I kept on asking the Lord, “How can I open my heart?” I was wondering what it meant to open my heart.
Some years before that, God showed me a hard surface that a seed was falling onto and bouncing off of. He said to me, “It is falling on a hard surface.” The hard surface was my heart. My heart was hardened by all the false doctrines I had chewed and digested in my former church.
The Lord also said to me, “Faith is a way of understanding. It is confidence.” Faith is the way we see God.
After the word of knowledge about giving Him my heart and spending time with Him, I started spending time with the word of God, especially the good news. I also sang to Him and thanked and worshipped Him for setting me free with His blood. When I started doing that, I began to experience victory.
While writing this book, I was spending long hours singing good news songs, reading the Bible and telling the Lord that I love Him because He first loved me and saved me. He spoke to me in the middle of the night and said, “You are now opening your heart . . . You are now spending time with me.” He also said, “You are now in love with me and I like it.”
Heart faith will stand on the word of God and believe against all odds until victory is achieved. Heart faith will stand on the good news of forgiveness day and night for a very long period of time and only go to churches with pastors who exalt the word of God constantly. These kind of pastors are the ones who are divinely anointed to deliver and their anointed prayer of faith will heal.
Heart faith will enable us to meditate on the forgiveness of God, praise Him for His forgiveness, thank Him for His forgiveness, celebrate His forgiveness, and rejoice in His freedom until God manifests. Heart faith will enable us to spend four hours every night and ten hours some days praising and thanking God for His forgiveness and telling Him how much we love and appreciate Him. Heart faith will enable us to hear from the Holy Spirit on what is hindering the manifestation of His forgiveness. Heart faith will enable us to persist and persevere in seeking God’s face without giving up. Faith is not a standalone concept. We must add other variables to faith for faith to have flesh and be alive; otherwise our faith is dead. Heart faith will persist for a long time and not give up.
I remember the first time I heard the audible voice of God. It was midnight. I was awake and I actually wonder why I was awake. Suddenly, I heard cries and wails from the neighbour’s house and they were screaming, “Let’s take him to the hospital, let’s take him to the hospital.” Next thing I heard them shouting was, “He is dead! He is dead!” Suddenly, I found myself in deep prayer and I was talking to the Lord with grief because I could feel their pain. I was saying, “Why Lord? Why? I was not expecting to hear from the Lord because prior to this time, the Lord only communicated to me through visions, revelations and trances. This time around He spoke back to me. He replied in a clear audible male voice, “They do not persist.” I was shocked because it was just like someone right beside me said this. The point here is persistence. He needed to get that answer across and emphasise the importance of persistence in prayer. Jesus said, “Men aught always to pray and not faint.” He also told the parable of the persistent widow and said, “When the son of man comes, will He find faith on earth?”
We can clearly see that persistence is a vital element of faith. Heart faith will never give up. Remember that Abraham waited for a long time before the promise of God could manifest and He had a son.
The issue isn’t that we have not been delivered or forgiven but rather what we are doing wrong that is hindering God’s forgiveness and deliverance. It is a question of knowing how to pray and what to pray for. We should use the keys to the Kingdom of God to unlock the Kingdom of God. It is a question of position. What is our position? Are we trying to use our power to conquer death, or are we relying on what God did and uprooting all hindrances to the flow of His love?
We approach God from a position of belief that we have been delivered and forgiven. This position will give us the mind-set of thanksgiving, worship, praise and seeking God’s face on what is hindering the manifestation of His forgiveness and deliverance. It will enable us to wait upon the Lord and seek His face. The hindrance will either be that we do not have enough faith in His forgiveness or that we are harbouring some hidden sin such as unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, unclean friends, or living with unclean people. Most of the time weak faith is what hinders prayers. Sometimes it is a combination of weak faith and hidden sins. Even if our faith is strong, we must wait upon the Lord for the manifestation of His love and daily infilling of the Holy Spirit.
True faith does not ignore the Holy Spirit and work in isolation. Jesus and Paul waited upon the Lord. They were also led by the Holy Spirit. Paul and Silas praised God at midnight. Paul said they would dedicate themselves to the word of God and prayer. Prayer accompanies faith. Faith makes us do something—it produces action. Faith makes us know we need oil in our lamps. The Lord said to me, “Do not be like the foolish virgins.”
You can’t just say you have faith, put faith in your pocket, and be idle. You must use your strong faith to go into prayer, praise, rejoicing, thanksgiving and worship. Strong faith and obedience will get faster results in prayer than weak faith and disobedience. Jesus said, “Father, I thank you that you always hear me.” Before Jesus opened His mouth to pray, the Father already heard Him. That is because Jesus had spent a lot of time seeking God’s face, and the power of God had rested upon Him in the place of prayer. When Paul and Silas prayed at midnight, it did not take God two years to show up.
False doctrines are teachings that enforce the guilty conscience we are born with and belittle the forgiveness and deliverance we received at conversion. False doctrines make us insult the spirit of grace and look down on the blood of Jesus that purified us. It makes us despise the Son of God.
A long time ago I fell into a trance and saw myself in the Kingdom of God with a very large congregation. I heard a mighty voice saying, “All bow down and worship the King of kings and Lord of lords.” All who were there fell on their knees and bowed before the Lord. I was just standing there, looking at them, wondering what they were doing. Then I woke up and the Lord said to me, “Don’t despise Me. Don’t despise Me. Worship Me.” I still had false doctrines in my heart. We must eliminate every false doctrine from our hearts. False doctrines lead us to despise God without our awareness.
There I was, thinking I loved the Lord more than everyone else, and the Lord was showing me that I was very far from loving Him. In fact I was despising Him. To love the Lord without accepting the good news is a great deception because we prove our love of God only by accepting the good news and abiding in His word.
Also in the past, I would sometimes hear the demons say, “If you don’t know the good news, we will torture you until you know the good news.” Even after knowing the good news I find that I still need to use the good news I know to seek God’s face—rejoicing in Him, thanking Him, loving Him, praising Him, celebrating Him and asking Him in supplications. Knowing is not enough: We must apply what we know. The Lord said to me recently, “Bless My name.” So I constantly praise and bless His name.
In my dream a long time ago the demons were just acting up and threatening me until one day I said to them in the dream, “Stop threatening me. Just go ahead and kill me instead of threatening to kill me”. To that they replied, “Oh, but we can’t kill you because we don’t have the power to kill you. You are a princess of Jesus, so Jesus will not let us kill you.” And I was wondering why they were threatening to kill me when they did not even have the power to kill me. The answer: Deception. We need to realise that nothing can happen without God’s permission. We must ignore the taunt of demons regardless of how magnified or amplified they become.
All power belongs to Jesus. Everything was created through Christ and for Christ. Christ is head over every principality and power and He has authority over death and the world of the dead. When Jesus was on Earth, the demons recognized and respected Him. They would fall at His feet asking what He wanted and begging Him to cast them into a herd of swine.
Make no mistake about this: Demons respect Christ, believe in God, and tremble with fear. Humans are the only ones who don’t believe in God and respect Christ. Demons know the truth but they deceive. A lie is when you know the truth but twist it or pretend otherwise just to gain an advantage. The demons’ job is to tempt and deceive. Our job is to believe and obey God. They are full of tricks, but we must overcome their tricks with the word of God. We must resist their tricks, temptations, and deceptions with the word of God. The word of God is powerful and active, sharper than two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). The word of God is spiritual. The word of God is supreme and eternal.
Also in a dream a demon came to a hostel to take me and others who were not putting on white garments for torture. The demon said, “Didn’t you hear that you are supposed to put on your white garment?” I began to beg, saying, “No, I did not hear. Please don’t torture me. I will put on my white garment.” Then the demon eyed me despicably and said, “Look at you—you and your stomach problem.” I said, “Hey, how did you know I had a stomach problem?” The demon said, “Of course I know. Satan has been dealing with you.” Then the demon left and I woke up.
I immediately looked up white garment in the Bible and discovered it is the word of God. I did not have heart faith and was not filled with the word of God. If we don’t put on our white garment—being clothed in the scriptures, the word of God—the devil will gain an upper hand over us. The only power the devil has over us is the power we ignorantly give to him. Let us not be ignorant of his devices. The Kingdom of God is within us.
The Lord once said to me, “The devil has the power of deception.” The devil defeats people by tricks and wiles, but God’s grace is stronger, and we have the word of God, which is truth, as a weapon to defeat him.
False teachings will tell us we are not delivered and ask us to go for deliverance. Know this: The Bible never asked anyone to go for deliverance. The Bible says we should seek God’s face and wait upon the Lord. The Bible also says we should pray if we are suffering and should go to the elders of the church for prayer if we are sick and the prayer of faith will heal the sick. When the Apostle Paul was afflicted no one told him to go for deliverance; rather, he sought God’s face and heard from God. Paul said to Timothy in 1 Timothy 5:23. “No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities.” Paul did not tell Timothy to go for deliverance.
It is not about going for deliverance but about hearing from the Holy Spirit concerning your affliction, praying or going to the elders of the church. Deliverance is not general but specific. Just as we are all different, so our afflictions with their various causes and hindrances to answers are also different.
When we Christians are in bondage it is because our faith is weak. So all we need to break free is to increase our heart faith, confess hidden sins (if there are any), and wait upon the Lord. We can also go to the elders of the church who have anointing and higher faith because the prayer of faith will heal the sick.
“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” –James 5:13
If the elders are not anointed and don’t have faith, it is a sad situation. Without an anointed minister filled with faith and power, the deliverance will be fruitless.
The anointed prayer of faith is what heals the sick. Now you can understand why so many deliverances don’t work, and some deliverances deviate into idol worship and occultism. In such cases both the deliverer and the victim lack faith, the Holy Spirit, and power. They are both wandering around in darkness. A blind man cannot lead another blind man, so they end up giving you a false deliverance. A lot of false pastors and prophets are now offering unscriptural deliverance by magic. Deliverance must be scriptural and follow the pattern of the New Testament.
If your faith is weak, increase it by spending long hours mediating on what Christ has done with rejoicing, thanksgiving, praise, and worship. Wait upon the Lord or go to the elders of your church who are filled with the word of God and power. If the elders are empty, wait upon the Lord and seek His face.
Heart faith turns us into champions, so let’s make every effort to be filled with heart faith by the Holy Spirit and the grace of God.
A beautiful mind is very attractive to God. The mind is the gateway to the heart. As a man thinks so is he (Proverbs 23:7). Jesus was full of grace and truth and thus He was very attractive and very pleasing to God. John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit from the womb. When we have one mind with the Lord, we become attractive and beautiful in the eyes of the Lord. The Lord has often written and said the word “Purity” to me. The word of God is the only source of purity. The word of God is pure and purified seven times. We need to walk in the word of God by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus told the disciples that they were already clean by the words He spoke to them. A clean mind is a beautiful mind. The more union we have with the word of God, the more beautiful we become. Anyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.
“The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness.” –Luke 11:34
I remember an occasion some time ago when I was hurt badly by something someone did to me. Tears flowed uncontrollably from my eyes for a long time. I hardly ever cry, so for me to weep in this manner was very abnormal indeed. Immediately I closed my eyes, the Lord started speaking to me: “My daughter, My beautiful daughter, stop crying.” As the Lord spoke, I was very comforted and the tears stopped flowing. I recall wondering why the Lord said I was beautiful. He also said to me, “Your pain is My pain.” By morning I completely forgot what happened. We are all beautiful royal children to Jesus, but most of us do not live in that reality and consciousness. Our pain is His pain and He cares for us.
Anytime I spend time loving and worshipping the Lord for His blood that set me free, my garment changes to white. The Lord would say, “You are now beautiful” We become beautiful in His sight when our minds and garments are transformed. Sometimes the Lord says to me, “Let me transform you.” We are all being transformed from glory to glory as we behold Him. We need clean beautiful garments through beautiful minds. We need the mind of Christ. The word of God is the mind of Christ.
Another time the Lord said to me, “You are very handsome.” On yet another occasion when I was hurting, He just appeared to me. The cloud surrounded me and I lay on the cloud. Surprisingly it was hard and not soft. He then took me to the clouds, and I said, “I love You, Great God Jehovah.” Sometimes the cloud would appear and I would gaze at Him, then He would say, “I am letting you gaze at me.’’ Sometimes I would ask Him not to go but to let me look at Him a bit more.
Sometimes I would gaze into heaven from my bed. I have seen the Lord as a pillar of light in heaven from a friend’s sitting room. I have also seen the clouds in the sky open and the Lord sitting on His throne. Sometimes He says, “Meet me at the golden street”. Sometimes He would quote the scripture, “The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” (Revelation 22:2.). Then He would come upon me. I was praying some time ago and next thing I knew, I was standing in a balcony in heaven with a beautiful angel standing beside me. I was also waking up one morning and I saw two extremely big angels descend on a white horse upon the earth, close to my house and I was screaming, “Two big angels! Two big angles!” Those Angels were so big! These occur when I cleanse my mind in worship and the word of God.
Sometimes He would mention the precious stones in Revelation 21:19. Chalcedony, Topaz. The first time He said Chalcedony, I started wondering what that meant and He said, “I am putting seals on you.” God longs to be close to His children. He also wants us to have very beautiful minds. He wants us to cleanse our vessels so as to experience heaven on earth. The Holy Spirit is the link between heaven and earth.
One day I was praying and saying, “Great God Jehovah” and He asked, “Why do you like that name so much?” and I said, “Because You are very great.” And He was pleased. These intimacies with the Lord happen when I simply love the Lord and worship Him for His great love and redemption. All He wants from us is love and worship. He said to me, “I desire love and worship.” Love and worship can only come from a beautiful mind.
To have a beautiful mind is not an option but a must. If we want the Lord to become delighted with us, we need to constantly purify our minds. A beautiful mind will draw God closer to us. He will become our comforter and companion. We must remove every thought that contradicts the word of God. The word of God is pure.
“The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.” –Psalm 12:6
We must constantly desire to make Him happy. I keep saying to the Lord, “I don’t want to grieve You. I love You so much, and all I want is to please You and make You happy. Please help me to always make You happy.” I have developed a passion to constantly please Him, and I ask for His grace. This is what the Lord wants from all His children – hearts of love. He created us for love and worship and we must not contradict the purpose of our creation.
The only way we will have beautiful minds is by falling in love with the word of God, it is by oneness with the word of God. The Lord said to me as I was writing this book, “Oneness with the word of God is all you need, faith and complete obedience is the only way, there is no short cut.’’
When I was just about 13 years old, there was a boy that all the girls liked and everyone would just gather and get childish happiness by talking about him. He was a local superstar and liking him was just like an infectious fever that was spreading among the girls. He was a popular boy and it was just childish hero worship. He had so many female fans. One day, I was playing in the playground and suddenly thoughts of this boy were about to flow into my mind. Next thing, I had an image of Jesus sitting beside God the father and I heard an inner voice that said, ‘’ Fall in love with Jesus.’’ I was shocked and thought to myself, “Impossible, how can someone fall in love with Jesus, He is the son of God!” I was very young and did not understand that fall in love with Jesus means fall in love with the word of God. It is better to hero worship Jesus than hero worship a fellow human. Only the word of can make us glorify, admire and worship Jesus.
As far back as then, God was teaching me how to have a beautiful mind by having oneness with the word of God but I did not understand it. Oneness with the word of God will make us exalt Jesus, worship Him, obey Him and experience Him.
The Lord Himself told me that my dreams, passions, ambitions, and desires must die so that I can focus on His passions and heartbeat. Gradually He has been working on me. The greatest gift of God to man is to have one mind with the Lord. Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me, and to finish His work” (John 4:34). The Apostle Paul said, “Nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24). It is in oneness of mind and purpose with the Lord that a supernatural man is birthed.
The Lord appeared to me and said, “Tell me what you like about Me?” I told Him that what made me like Him so much was what was written about Him in the Bible. Another time He asked the same question, and I told Him that what I liked so much was His personality. Another time I told Him that I loved His kindness.
Another time He appeared to me and I said, “O Lord, hug me once in a while” and then stuttered, “No, not once in a while but all the time.” Then the Lord started laughing, a rich deep laugh that threw me off guard and I thought to myself, “Oh, He laughs just like us.” I was shocked and exclaimed, “Lord, You are laughing!” A beautiful mind attracts heavenly intimacies.
Our great God Jehovah never ceases to amaze me. In fact, He is always awesome, refreshing, and amazing. The Lord had been giving me that prayer point and also told me to pray, “O Lord, hug me. Put your arms around me.” I would refuse. This time around I prayed it in the vision. By the way, “Hug me” or “Put Your arms around me” means put your presence around me or surround me. The Lord also asked me to pray for Him to indwell me and inhabit me with His presence.
Another time in a trance, I said to the Lord, “Lord, make me the best evangelist ever!” There was so much childlike determination in my voice and the Lord laughed. He was happy.
“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:16
I have heard the Holy Spirit say, “The Holy Spirit is very charismatic, dynamic, and energetic.” The Holy Spirit is very interesting—not boring at all. The Holy Spirit said to me, “The Holy Spirit is not boring. He is not b-o-o-oring!” The more you get to know Him, the more exciting and captivating He becomes. He is magnetic, majestic, and irresistible. When we meet Jesus face-to-face in Heaven, we will know Him fully and enjoy Him for who He is.
The Lord wants a deeper walk with all His children. Just as the personality of the Lord will captivate us and draw us to Him, so our own oneness of mind with God and personality will draw God closer to us. It is written: “Draw nearer to God and He will draw nearer to you” (James 4:8). The Lord is interested in a beautiful mind.
Decide to reject evil thoughts at all costs. We must think thoughts that produce faith, love, hope, joy, peace, humility, sound mind, and power.
The way the Holy Spirit produces His fruits is by planting His thoughts or seed in us. Then we accept and meditate on His thoughts until they enter our heart and bear fruit. Jesus actively and consciously chose what to think and what not to think. Jesus told the disciples that they were clean by the words He spoke to them.
“But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” –Matthew 16:23
On the other hand, Satan planted his thought in Judas who accepted it and enjoyed it. The thought of betraying Jesus was pleasant to Judas or else he would not have acted on it. He chewed it and found that it was sweet to him, so he digested it and carried it out.
“And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him.” –John 13:2
If your heart is filled with the cares of this world and with your own dreams and ambitions, the word of God will be stifled.
“Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” –Mark 4:18
Make your heart good soil by staying focused on God’s will alone. A good heart is a heart that is dead to self and 100% devoted to the will of God. Let the will of God become our food and passion as it was for Jesus. If our constant desire is to please Him above our own desires, then the word will grow and bear fruit. This word is both the written word and His personal word concerning His plan for us.
“But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” –Mark 4:20
“But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.” –Luke 8:15
Mary sat at the feet of Jesus and listened to His word, but her sister Martha had too many cares, and Jesus rebuked her for it. No matter how hardworking we are, if the word of God is not the top priority in our lives, we are just marking time and will lose the way.
“And Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.’” –Luke 10: 41
Mary chose to have a beautiful heart by valuing the word of God above all else. Let us do likewise and dress our minds with the word of God. We can control our thoughts by the power of the Holy Spirit. Only when we do these will we become pure and beautiful brides with whom Jesus is enamoured. Although Jesus loves to love, He hates every form of impurity. Impurity is what reduces of His glory in us.
The Lord said to me, “Celebrate My love.” In our faith walk we are to rejoice in the Lord always, thank God in all circumstances, praise Him always, and cheer up instead of grumbling and complaining. The Lord also said to me, “Party in me”.
When we do not rejoice in God we act as though God does not care and is not capable of helping us. The fact that our names are written in Heaven is reason enough for us to rejoice.
Once when I was in an affliction and was playing lots of Christian songs I heard the Lord say, “You had better cheer up.” This means there is no justification for sadness. No matter what we are going through, we need to cheer up and thank God for His unfailing love and mercy. We need to see His kindness and love and celebrate it. He reminded me that I stopped spending time with the word of God and thus the word of God became scanty in me.
When we begin to question God and wonder why we are in our condition we forget that God is our healer and is with us, healing and helping us. He loves us even when we go through difficulties and His love and mercy will never fail.
We must constantly celebrate His love and thank Him for His love and mercy because He cares for us and will never abandon us. The Bible commands us to thank God in all circumstances. The Bible also says that our hearts should be filled with thanksgiving. As I was writing this book the Lord said to me, “It is always good to sing and glory in the Lord.’’
Whenever I meditate on the Bible, praise, thank, worship and celebrate His great love on the cross that saved us for a very long time, the Lord Himself dresses my inner man up from the inner garments of my spirit to the outer garments of my spirit. He would speak to me and say, ‘’ I will kit you up or I will dress you up.’’ Sometimes the cloud would just surround me and my clothes would transform. We should also celebrate His mighty power and His great ability. We must go to Him with full assurance of faith and expectation.
If I stop spending time with Him and my garment gets stained and dirty, He shows me. When I am naked, He shows me. A few years ago, He showed me a vision of Himself in a beautiful heavenly garment carrying me somewhere to revive my spirit because my spirit had fainted. I was also putting on a heavenly garment. Also in the past He showed a vision of Himself sitting by my bedside, nursing my spirit back to health because my spirit was sick.
He told me that the presence of God must cost me time, effort and dedication. Buying gold, white garment and salve will cost us time, effort and dedication. He has said to me, “You must pay the price.’’ The presence of God will not just fall on our lap, we must seek Him as a precious jewel. He said to me, “Only the reality of the Holy Spirit can make you very happy and fill you with joy. My presence is all you need.”
“Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.” – Revelations 3:17, 18
We must celebrate the death of Jesus on the cross and the love and forgiveness He gave us. We must rejoice because our names are written in Heaven and we must also rejoice in the Spirit. We must rejoice in the almighty power of our great God. We need to rejoice in what God did on the cross and what He can do as we seek His face. The disciples rejoiced because the demons obeyed them, but Jesus told them to rejoice because their names were written in Heaven. We rejoice because of what we don’t see not because of what we do see. The rejoicing should go from our mind to our heart. The Holy Spirit said to me, “Weak faith reduces sanctity.” It is only by faith that we can rejoice in the Lord always.
“But we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.” –Romans 5:11
“Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad; moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.” –Acts 2:26
True worship is when we worship and love God even in the absence of physical blessings. If we are waiting for God to make everything in our life perfect before we love and worship Him, we are not walking in faith and obedience. The Lord said to me very recently, “Do you love me for Myself or for what you want to get out of me?” and I replied, “Lord I love you for yourself.” He told me that He allowed me to be tortured so that I can get to the mountain top and arrive at Christian Maturity. He said to me “All this while, you have been climbing the mountain” He also said to me “ I want you to de dead to self and 100% devoted to Me, I want you to increase your loyalty.” He also told me to pray for more grace. As Christians, we need to love the Lord for Himself and realise that He is always with us even in trials. It is also essential for us to keep praying for the fullness of His grace.
He also said, “Many Christians do not realise that they are on a journey.” The Lord also showed me a vision of Angels escorting some Christians on their journey and He was holding me by the side guiding me and escorting me. It was raining. We are all pilgrims and are on a real spiritual journey.
The Lord has shown me several times what happens when we worship Him. Sometimes in the past when I was praising, thanking, and worshipping God, I would see myself in the spirit either kissing His cheek, His feet, or His hands , lying down prostrate before Him, bowing or curtseying before Him. A few days ago the Lord gave me a song in my spirit to sing to Him.
Adonai the mighty One
Adonai the living One
You are the only One I recognize
You have authority over me
I sang a few love songs to Him, thanking Him for His mighty deliverance on the cross. I also sang that song to Him. While I was singing the song He said to me, “Thank you for kissing My cheek.” God loves worship. Later, He said to me, “I am not comfortable with anything that is not love.”
It is natural to be sad for a little while, but when we allow sadness to take over for a long period we open the door to affliction because prolonged sadness indicates that we have become ungrateful. If we accommodate the devil, he will accommodate us. The psalmist said, “This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). Negative emotions such as sadness, anger, and fear come from negative thoughts, and there is no good reason to constantly dwell on negative thoughts.
Ever since the Lord told me my enemies were suffering from low spiritual IQ (they lacked spiritual knowledge and insight), I stopped being angry with them. Knowledge is power. If a dog bites you, will you spend all your time being angry with the dog? Of course not. A dog is an animal and does not have the mental capacity to reason like a human. Jesus referred to unbelievers as dogs. Jesus called the Pharisees snakes. When dogs and snakes bite, they release poison. They bite because they don’t know any better, and we must love them because we do know better.
“But Jesus said to her, ‘Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.’” –Mark 7:27
“Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation!” –Philippians 3:2
“But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.” –Revelation 22:15
“For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet.” –Psalm 22:16
“Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.” –Psalm 22:20
Likewise, when a three-year-old child bites you, will you remain angry for a long time? No, you won’t, because you know that he is a child and does not know better. That is why you overlook it. Do not get close to wild dogs because they will surely bite you. Similarly, you should not expect much from a sinful Christian because they also bite. Be intimate only with people of like mind and have compassion on dogs and sinful Christians. When we have this mind-set, we will live in constant joy and not allow ourselves to be filled with bitterness. We will constantly celebrate the Lord’s love even in the midst of great injustice and wickedness from humans.
When someone hurts you, despitefully uses you, and abuses you, celebrate God’s love and rejoice in the Lord. We must not let the actions of weak people or the circumstances of life throw us into sadness or depression and reduce our joy in the Lord.
Celebrating the Lord is not an option. It is a must. We must celebrate Jesus our Passover in our spirits always.
The only unclean person who was intimate with Jesus betrayed Him and sold Him out. For what? Cash.
We should not be unequally yoked together with idol worshippers. An unbeliever is an idol worshipper. The Lord revealed to me that when believers are intimate or live with idol worshippers and witches, the devil gains an upper hand over them because the believer is living in disobedience.
If you are penniless and trapped in the home of an idol worshipper or witchdoctor parents and parents deep in idol worship, that is another matter. If there is no way out and there are no Bible believing Christians willing to help you, pray until God makes a way out of that wilderness for you. Pray for constant protection because you are in the Lion’s den. You are living in an enemy camp and territory and must persist in prayer until you live with believers or have a clean home of your own where no one is invoking and worshipping demons. You also don’t need to live with someone who is wearing demons in his aura like a garment. A home is a temple. We need people with clean garments. Light and darkness cannot cohabit. The Bible makes that clear.
He told me that the idol worshipper’s demons will rape the believer over and over again. Unclean people have demons in their temple, garment and aura, and fellowship with them will pollute the believer’s aura and garment. Their demons will leave their imprint or footprint on your aura and garment.
Idol worshippers include unclean Christians who use anointed, magical or enchanted objects such as oil, handkerchiefs, water, salt, mantles, altars, and mantras. This includes any object or activity that has been anointed and blessed for the purpose of bringing prosperity, protection, deliverance, and healing. These objects or activities are magical and have demons attached to them. God who made Heaven and Earth does not live in temples made by human hands. He also does not live in mantras. He lives in Heaven, the human spirit and visits Earth.
We must renew God’s glory and presence daily by seeking His face and waiting upon Him. Those who use magical objects and activities rely on their charms instead of daily seeking the Lord and waiting upon Him. Consider this: No one kept the garments of Jesus and relied on them for constant healing even though people got healed by touching His garments when He was ministering. Likewise, no one kept Paul’s or any of the other apostles’ handkerchief as a perpetual charm for healing on demand. Paul still sought the face of God when he needed help. Paul never anointed handkerchiefs for himself or others to take the place of seeking the glory of God daily. When Timothy had stomach trouble, he did not send anointed handkerchief to him. The anointing dissipates and must be renewed daily.
Idol worshippers will not see the Kingdom of God. Do not be friends with people who attend fake Pentecostal churches and visit false prophets and witchdoctors. Do not be intimate with them. Jesus and Paul did not maintain friendship with such people. They pollute your aura or garment and defile you. They are blind witches and cause a lot of havoc in the spirit world. Some of them are not blind but fully aware of their magic.
“But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.” –1 Corinthians 5:11
“Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore put away from yourselves the evil person.” –1 Corinthians 5:12
“And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.” –2 Thessalonians 3:14
“Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.’ –1 Corinthians 15:33
The Lord said to me, “You have to constantly be around people who love you the most. You do not understand this principle.” We are called to love our enemies and pray for them but not to be intimate with people who hate us. Hatred is murder because the person’s spirit is releasing evil through hatred and ill-will. That is why we are commanded not to hate. Have you noticed that evil people constantly want to be around good people and people who love them? They always want to receive love and help, but they are not willing to give love and help. They are stingy with love.
In some case they even want you to die for them. Yet they themselves are not willing to offer you help when you need it. Unclean people believe in sacrifice and will boldly tell you that “sacrifice must be offered and people must be sacrificed for others, and blood must flow.” Four unbelievers I know have told me that. Yet unclean people are never willing to be the sacrificial victim.
“Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god;
Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer.” –Psalm 16:4
Unclean people use others for their own benefit just as Pharaoh used the Israelites for his own benefit. They sell people into spiritual slavery for their own benefit. What do you really have in common with an unclean person? The Holy Spirit once said to me, “The only thing you have in common with Miss Z is good morning.” Why did Jesus tell us that if someone continues to hurt us even after we have made efforts to show him his faults, we should treat him like a pagan? He told us to treat the person like a pagan because Jesus does not expect us to be intimate with pagans. Pagans are idol worshippers.
Love is always good because it helps the recipient both physically and spiritually. Jesus asked Peter if he loved Him more than the rest—and He asked him three times. Why was it so important to Jesus to confirm Peter’s love? The Jews always greeted one another with a kiss on the cheek. That kiss is a behavioural code for “I love you.”
Love guarantees commitment, goodwill, and faithfulness. The closest people to Jesus were the people who loved Him the most and His inner circle even among the disciples—Peter, John, and James loved Him more. These were the people who had fervent, undying love for Him. They loved Him more than the other disciples. We know that apart from His mother, the women who loved Him dearly were Mary of Magdala and Mary and Martha, the sisters of His dearly beloved friend, Lazarus.
The woman who kissed the feet of Jesus and wiped them with her hair was expressing love and worship for Jesus. Jesus is interested in people who will love Him more than the rest. Jesus said of the woman in the parable who owed a lot and was forgiven that she was the one who will love Him more because she had been forgiven more.
The Lord also revealed to me that people who live in sin are weak. When we have this understanding of people’s weaknesses, we won’t need to be so angry, bitter, and filled with unforgiveness. Evil people lack knowledge and are proud. They think that good people are the foolish and weak ones. Do not waste your emotional energy in anger, unforgiveness, or bitterness, however, because this will make you no better than the ones you condemn. Keep your mind and heart clean.
“And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.” –Matthew 18:34
“Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not charge them with this sin.’” –Acts 7:60
Being intimate with unclean people and living with them opens the door to the enemy. Let us not be ignorant of the devil’s devices.
The worst thing that can happen to man is to face the judgment of God. Make no mistake: God will not be mocked. We must appreciate His love and walk in His love.
Mercy has triumphed over judgment and will continue to triumph over judgment. Jesus has defeated the devil. The word of God has established this truth. It is a covenant, and a covenant is an agreement. God has therefore given us rules and regulations to abide by in order to continue in His mercy and grace. It is left for us to abide or not to abide, to continue in His love or not to continue. God is constant and changeless. He cannot change.
His love is like an ocean that keeps flowing. He will forever remain the great I Am regardless of how we judge Him. Our lack of confidence and unfaithfulness cannot change Him and His standards. His standard is indeed very high, but then how could it not be—considering that He has on His shoulders responsibility for the entire world. He cannot lower His standards. No, God constantly stands for fairness, truth, and equity. He is not a respecter of persons, and He is not partial. The foundation of His throne is righteousness and justice. It is with righteousness and justice that He fights His battle, and His name is called faithful and true. We must therefore respect the laws of life in line with the Author of life. He established His laws to protect all.
God has commanded man to love Him and love each other and keep the laws that promote life. We must not cause any form of harm to each other. Jesus told us to be as harmless as doves and as wise as serpents (Matthew 10:16). So the judgment of God comes into play when we decide to hate others and harm others. The Bible describes the judgment of God as holy and righteous. David says that in righteousness God afflicted him that he might learn His laws. Just as physical lawmakers administer punishment to convicted criminals so God our spiritual Lawmaker must administer punishment to evil people.
“Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.” –Matthew 5:25
This prison is spiritual prison. And the officer is a spiritual officer. Judgment is painful, but God’s judgment does not mean that God does not love us. God disciplines His children (that is disciples them) so that they will enjoy the reward of a peaceful and righteous life. The king handed the unforgiven servant to the tormentor, and the Apostle Paul handed a sinner over to Satan.
“In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 5:4
Mercy has triumphed over judgment and will continue to triumph over judgment, but we must choose to make sure we do not walk in ways that will attract judgment upon us.
“Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.” –1 Timothy 1:19
The greatest deception in the church today is that people no longer believe in judgment. People are constantly seeking the rewards without the way, miracles without holiness, blessings without the giver and faith without faithfulness. Seeking blessings without purity has become a way of life for many Christians. Many Christians no longer care about becoming mature, which will turn them into vessels of honour.
As for unbelievers, they don’t believe in judgment at all. The Lord revealed this to me. He said to me, “They do not believe in judgment.” And it all became clear to me. The reason people persist in all sorts of abominations is that they do not believe in judgment. They might say there is hell and judgement with their mouths but their hearts do not believe it. Conviction and faith is of the heart and it is heart faith that produces change. They, like Pharaoh, simply do not fear the Lord. They trust in idols just as Pharaoh trusted in his magicians and will thus persist in the rewards of sin until they perish.
“And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.” –John 13:8
Judgment belongs to God—not to the devil. The devil does not even prescribe the punishment but only carries it out. Supreme power belongs to God. All power belongs to God. The only power the devil has is the power of deception and temptation. God cannot tempt anyone to commit sin. Rather, temptation comes from man’s lusts, sinful nature and desires. The devil tempted Jesus, but Jesus overcame. If Jesus the son of God was tempted and tested, then all humans must go through spiritual tests and examinations.
“I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.” –John 14:30
The devil’s job is to deceive and tempt. Our job is to resist and flee. We need to make sure that the devil has nothing in us. Death is sin. This means that judgment is sin. The true cause of death is sin including the sin of no faith and weak faith—not God. Man must accept responsibility for non-compliance with the laws of Christ.
“Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer.” –1 Corinthians 10:8
“Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.” –Revelation 2:16
“Because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. I will kill her children with death.” –Revelation 2:20
“How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord?” –Acts 4:9
“Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things.” –Acts 4:4
Ananias lied to the Holy Spirit and died. We must not take God for granted or test Him. Grace is not an avenue to continue in sin but rather an avenue to continue in faith, obedience and love. Only judgment and defeat will come to those who mock God and take Him for granted. God gives us grace to overcome sin, so we must not become tired and lukewarm because God hates it. The Holy Spirit once said to me, “You are lukewarm.” This is not pleasing to God, and Jesus said He would spit the lukewarm out of His mouth. Recently He said to me, “They are coming to me with tepid hearts.”
Our works need to be perfect before God—and it is God’s grace that empowers and enables us to work according to His will—because faith without works is dead. The fruits they bear reveal the true followers of Christ. It is not those who merely confess the Lord in word only, but those who confess and do the will of God. By His stripes we are healed!
“For I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent.” –Revelation 3:2
“Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” –Acts 5: 4
If we do not increase our spiritual frequency and wavelength to meet up with the grace that God has given us, complete victory will elude us. We must allow God to fine-tune us.
Jesus did not just defeat death. He also defeated sin, which brings death. So to live in sin is to insult God and crucify Christ again. There is no more sacrifice for sin. The Lord said to me, “Denounce sin everywhere.” God hates sin with perfect hatred. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Our God is indeed a consuming fire. Judgment begins in the house of God. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
“But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.” –1 Corinthians 11:32
God does not enjoy judging us but is only helping us so that we can mend our ways and grow to maturity. If God were to leave us in our folly we would end in hell without even knowing it. If we do not judge ourselves, God will definitely judge us, so it is important for us to review our ways constantly and make necessary changes in line with the written word and the word of knowledge given to us.
“For we know Him who said, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord. And again, ‘The Lord will judge His people.’ It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” –Hebrews 10:30
If we consciously walk in the word of God, we will keep ourselves from the path of the destroyer. God has given us all the tools we need to overcome the destroyer. All we need is to apply the tools—the word of God—and live in them. We must build our house on the rock so that our house will not crash. We must not allow the rock to fall on us.
“By the word of Your lips, I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer. Uphold my steps in Your paths, That my footsteps may not slip.” –Psalm 17:4
We must consciously pray to God to lead us not into temptation and deliver us from all evil. Empowered with God’s grace, we must overcome sin and evil. In our struggle against sin we have not resisted to the point of bloodshed.
Most Christians live their lives in fear of the devil and death, but the Bible never admonishes us to fear the devil. On the other hand, plenty of scriptures command us to fear God. Jesus did not just deliver us from death; He also delivered us from the fear of death.
“That through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” –Hebrews 2:14
If we do not fear God, we will definitely fear the devil. So we must choose whom to fear. Remember: God has the final say in every situation. A few years back as I was meditating on the judgment of God, I fell asleep. The Lord came in a golden cloud and said to me, “What are you afraid of?” I replied, “Judgment,” and He replied, “You don’t have to be afraid. Just ask Me to help you.”
God has not lost control of the universe. He has the power to keep us away from sin. The Holy Spirit is our Helper, and God gives grace to the humble. God kept Abimelech from sinning against Him and He can keep us from sinning against Him. Even the hairs on our head have been counted and cannot fall out without God’s permission. Jesus said to Peter, “Satan has desired to have you but I have prayed for you that you will not fail” (Luke 22:31).
So let us depend on God’s grace and avoid sin and judgment. Again, the Bible never told us to fear the devil. God alone is able to destroy body and soul in hell – He alone can save and destroy. Thus, God alone is the One we must fear. Jesus had a reverential fear of the Lord and so we, too, must have a holy fear of the Lord.
“The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. His delight is in the fear of the Lord.” –Isaiah 11:2
“There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?” – James 5:12
Judgment belongs to God alone, so let us love God and walk in mercy instead of judgment.
The main objective of the Christian life is for us to become mature and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, “In a little while I will go and I will come back to you.” He also said that He will not leave us as orphans. Be filled with the Holy Spirit is not an option but a commandment. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we will bear all the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
A few months ago, I was in a hotel room in New York and had spent a lot of time in Bible reading and praise and worship. In my dream I saw the Lord from His chest upwards. I kissed His chest on the exact location of His heart and said, “Daddy, I love You.” He asked me, “What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit?” All I could think of was gentleness and meekness, so I kept repeating, “gentleness, meekness; gentleness meekness.” Then I said, “Lord, please let me go get paper and pen and learn.” I got paper and pen and woke up. What we know with our mind is different from what our spirit man knows.
God is very much interested in His children being filled with the Holy Spirt. We must not overlook being filled with the Holy Spirit because it is a commandment. Anyone who is filled with fear instead of peace is not filled with the Holy Spirit. Being filled with the Holy Spirit is not a confession but an experiential reality. The Bible says, “Be filled with the Holy Spirit not confess that you are filled with the Holy Spirit.”
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.” –Acts 1:8
“And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” –Ephesians 5:18
Without the fullness of the Holy Spirit, our Christian life will become very boring. We will not have any comfort or consolation. The love of God is the very life and presence of God. It is the power of God, the grace of God, the mercy of God. It is the very essence or flavour of God, His lifeblood, and it flows from the throne of grace.
Sometimes when the cloud descends, it is white, sky blue mixed with white, gold, or purple. My spiritual garment also changes to match whichever colour the cloud appears in, though most of the time it is the white cloud that I see. When the cloud is gold, my garment and sandals change to gold, and my hair also changes to long golden hair. Sometimes my garments would be a mixture of white and gold or silver designs, with or without precious stones. The Lord told me that white stands for cleanliness, blue stands for faith, gold stands for power, and purple stands for royalty. When I finished writing this book, the Lord came to me in a vision, took the book from me and covered it with a purple cloud.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapour of smoke.” –Acts 2:19
“Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.” –1 Corinthians 10:4
The Israelites ate and drank Jesus. They partook of His glory, His life. They experienced Jesus. In the scriptures above we can clearly see that the blood, fire, and thick smoke that God talked of is Jesus. He is the cloud that went with the Israelites and He is our food. The word of God is the food that will lead us to sanctification and take us into the very presence of God, which is another type of food. By eating or experiencing the glory of God we are sitting with Jesus and eating with Him. Sometimes I would see Jesus at the door of my heart knocking. The knock can be faint or very loud. The Lord said to me a long time ago, “I want you to experience my glory.” He also said to me, “You need to know what makes a man tick.” Jesus is a spiritual man and we must know what pleases Him and moves Him to release His saving presence to come upon us. That is the only way we will experience His glory. God wants His children to experience His glory, but we must pay the price.
We can only eat Him when we overcome the flesh, the devil, and the world. We must also desire, chase and pursue Him with all our being. This is done through seeking His face and waiting upon Him daily. Jesus was not joking when He said that if we don’t eat Him and drink Him we won’t have life. Just as a husband and wife partake of and delight in each other, blend together and become one during intimacy, we also blend our spirits with God’s presence when we eat and drink Him. To eat Him means to experience His glory daily.
To eat means “intimacy, close fellowship, communion, experience, and to know.” He is the manna from Heaven. Jesus was always speaking in codes, and to be successful we need the Holy Spirit to help us decode the word of God. There is always a spiritual meaning behind every word of God. The word of God is not a textbook but a revelation in spirit and truth. Without this consciousness, we end up like the foolish virgins who did not know that they needed oil in their lamps until the master came. The oil is the presence of God.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” –Revelation 3:20
“To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” –Revelation 2:7
“To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat.” –Revelation 2:17
The glory of God dwells in Heaven and descends on Earth. We experience the glory of God through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. The glory of God is Jesus Christ, the visible likeness of the invisible God. The Holy Spirit lives here on Earth inside us, but the glory of God dwells in Heaven. The Holy Spirit is always in us but the Glory of God in is not always present and must be constantly renewed. That glory is the power of God. It is only when the glory of God is present that sicknesses flee. That is what demons and sicknesses are scared of.
The Lord said to me on this subject, “It is only fire that they are scared of.” Fire is the manifest presence of God. Jesus was not doing guess work, He operated by the power and glory of God. For us to be effective, the glory of God must saturate us and be attached to our garments as a tangible presence and go with us.
“And the power of the Lord was present to heal.” – Luke 5:17
But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” – Luke 8:46
“Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.” – Luke 4:14
Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” – Luke 4:36
And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. “Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.” Exodus 33:14
The Holy Spirit is the voice of God and the Spirit of God, and it is by the Holy Spirit that we can be filled with the glory of God – His manifest presence. The Holy Spirit who lives inside us can release or transmit the glory of God to fill our hearts which is His temple. It is possible for God to be in the temple, yet the temple is not filled with His Glory or tangible, manifest presence. The Holy Spirit is with us to enable us hear the voice of God and to experience the glory of God. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit we see God’s glory just as Stephen did.
But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, ‘Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!’” –Acts 7:55
I mentioned earlier that when I listened to Tasha Cobb’s song “we give you glory” for a very long time, the Lord manifested Himself. The song goes like this:
We give you glory, we give you glory
We give you glory O Lord
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia O Lord
For you have fought for me, defeated death for me
The weight of sin, you’ve carried for me
Your never ending love, what you gave for us
Is much more greater than anything
Send your power, send your power
Send your power O God.
I was also talking to the Lord and saying, “I love you Lord Jesus because you first loved me and saved me.” You can see that this song consists of three things – praise, faith in the freedom from the sacrifice of Jesus and petition asking for Gods power. It is important to state that even though praise and celebration which proceeds from knowledge of Christ’s redemption is important and crucial, we must also ask for God’s power upon our lives. We must sing word based songs.
The Lord said to me, “Worship is the root of prayer but you must tell me what you want.” Sometimes I just get lost in worship and forget to ask. The Lord would appear to me and ask me, “do you want me?” And I would reply, “Yes Lord, I want you”. But then, I would end up not asking again and the Lord would correct me and say to me, “tell me you love me, tell me you want me, and tell me you need me.” He also said to me. Say this prayer, “Lord, walk with me, talk with me, live in me, breathe in me, be with me, be my friend. Lord let me experience heaven always.”
He also said, “Self-reliance is a sin and any form of deadness in your spirit is sin because you are supposed to be constantly filled with the Holy Spirit.” He said to me, “The reality of the Holy Spirit will make you so happy.” I also saw myself in the Spirit saying, “Lord, deny me everything but please, don’t deny me your love. Take me Jesus.” The reality of the Holy Spirit is His tangible manifest love. We need to have faith, we need to celebrate His love and we also need to ask. We need to be hungry for His love and His life giving presence is His love.
An evangelist cannot succeed without the constant reality of the Holy Spirit and a Christian cannot be victorious without the constant reality of the presence of Christ. The Lord has been taking me on a journey to Mount Zion. This is a place where we are constantly filled with the Holy Spirt and experience heaven on earth always.
I remember when I gave my life to Christ newly, Jesus appeared to me in a vision and started taking me on a journey. We got to a place and I became afraid and said, “Lord, I’m scared!” He replied, “You had better go back if you are not ready to go on this journey with Me.” and I replied Him and said, “Lord I will go with you, I am sorry.” We are on a journey to His constant manifest presence. We are also on a journey of absolute surrender to God.
The truth is that torture and afflictions occur when we are not filled with the Holy Spirit. The Lord said to me regarding the tortures, “You experienced some reality of hell.” Being filled with the Holy Spirt enables us to constantly experience heaven – the kingdom of God is within us.
Sometimes when the Lord appears to me I would say to Him, “Lord I’ve missed you, I was seeking your face just for you. I wanted you to manifest.” and He would be happy. He said to me, “you were born to experience my presence and you can only be happy when I come upon you.” Christians were born to experience God’s presence, we must not settle for less.
Sometimes the pain of His absence actually becomes unbearable. I often complain to Him and say, “Lord, the pain of separation is too much.” We all need Him but most of us don’t realize it. In my own case, the Lord gave me the grace to feel His absence. This actually reflects my true spiritual state. It is possible to be sick in the spirit and not realize it. It takes the grace of God for that inner state or condition to be revealed. That way, the person can quickly repent and readjust.
“And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” – Revelation 22:17
“O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You;
my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life.” – Psalm 63:1
Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” – John 7:37
Missing the Lord should not be once in a while but every day. We should miss His presence so that we can persist in seeking Him daily and experience Him every day.
The Lord has also said to me, “Call me darling, call me sweetheart, call me sweet names.” and I was not really very obedient because it boggled my mind. I know we call Him darling and sweet heart in songs but the reality of calling Him sweet names face to face made me shy and awkward. I have now become more submissive. Every day I pray to grow to a place of complete obedience to His will.
The Lord showed me a vision of some people walking on a long journey. They were exhausted and in a stupor. He reached out to an Asian man and said, “Darling.” He then pulled Him out of that crowd and hugged Him. I was watching and when He said darling, my eyes lit up in shock and I was saying inside me, “How can the Lord call him darling? Jesus turned to me and said, “Are you shocked that I called him darling? He is my darling and I will help him.”
Sometime later, I was meditating and asking, “Why darling.” And the Holy Spirit replied, “Because He died on the cross for you.” Jesus is the darling of Heaven and His Church. We must cherish and adore Him because He gave His life for us and without Him, we have no hope.
Another time, He showed me a vision of Himself dancing a beautiful dance with an African evangelist and I desired that dance. They were holding each other, dancing and looking deeply into each other’s eyes. He then said to me, “This evangelist is obedient and dead to the flesh. He is filled with the Holy Spirit and dancing with me.” That evangelist was doing great exploits for the Lord, walking in power and experiencing the reality of heaven. Jesus is Lord of the dance.
Another time after seeking the Lord for a long time, the Lord showed me a vision of myself and another lady wearing extremely beautiful white and silver gowns with stones – we were in some sort of ball and were both eagerly waiting for the Lord to come and dance with us. The dance represents oneness, fellowship and deep intimacy. Waiting upon the Lord and seeking His face is a prerequisite for dancing with the Lord or experiencing the reality of His presence. We need Him as Christians and we must learn how to appreciate the Lord, be affectionate towards Him and desire Him as a lover desires the beloved. He is our beloved and desiring Him means craving for His life-giving presence. We must miss and desire His saving presence.
The Lord also said to me, “Worship is an offering and prayer is an offering.” He also explained to me that enemies and evil covenants can hinder Christians from experiencing the reality of the Holy Spirit. He made me to understand that in addition to strong faith and worship, Christians must also pray to God for Him to defeat all their enemies. Christians who are experiencing demonic hindrances and afflictions as a result of evil covenants must pray to God to destroy the demons or evil presence in charge of their problems once and for all. The demons hovering around them must be cast out and be consumed once and for all to enable them experience and enjoy the constant reality of His presence. The Lord is a consuming fire to His enemies and demons are His enemies.
There must be a replacement. The evil presence must be detached and consumed and the saving presence of God must become attached to the Christian in a tangible form. The fire from the mouth and nostrils of God is what will consume them. That fire is His manifest presence just like the cloud. All this is done in the place of faith, worship and prayer.
The Lord gave me a vision of Himself opening my Bible and the pages were flipping till it got to 2nd Chronicles then He said, “If Christians who are called by my name…” He impressed 2nd Chronicles 7:14 in my heart. Praying and seeking God’s face is the only way to experience His presence and transformation.
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14
The Holy Spirit is a life giver, but He does not work alone. He works with the Father and Son because He is the Spirit of the Father and the Son. The manifestation of the Spirit is Jesus Christ Himself. Jesus is the manifestation of God – the visible likeness of the invincible God. Jesus said that He and the father will come and dwell in us. The Lord said to me, “The church knows me as the one who sits in front of the church but not as the one who gets up from the seat and walks among the congregation.’’ Then He showed me a vision of Himself putting on a beautiful golden garment siting on a seat in front of a church, He then got up and began to walk majestically among the congregation.
The glory of God is the lifeblood of God, the essence and substance of God that flows into us from the throne of Grace through the Spirit of God into our spirit. It is the tangible presence of God that we can see and feel. The power that Jesus felt leaving Him and which healed the woman with the issue of blood is the glory of God. The cloud that descended on Jesus when He was with His disciples and was transfigured is the glory of God. When Jesus ascended into Heaven, He was crowned with the glory of God.
When Paul and Silas prayed, it was the glory of God that descended. The Holy Spirit is always with us, but the glory of God that is in us is in measures. God transforms us from glory to glory as we behold His glory. We need to increase this glory of God to full capacity in us. When this happens, we can then say that we are filled with the Holy Spirit. The glory of God can also fill us, come upon us and overflow around us as our cup runs over.
There is a difference between the Holy Spirit being in us, filling us up, and resting upon us. They are three different experiences. When the Holy Spirit fills us up we will bear all the fruits of the Spirit. When the glory of God rests upon us, we will become channels of God’s glory.
When the apostles prayed, the Bible says that great grace was upon them.
“And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.” –Acts 4:33
This great grace is the glory of God or love of God. Several years ago the Lord said to me, “Jesus is the Grace of God, the Mercy of God, and the Glory of God.” He also told me that Jesus is “Mercy! Mercy! Mercy!’ He said to me, “Jesus is Love and Compassion.” He also said, “I am full of love, I am full of love and mercy.” I also saw two angels singing, “Holy is the Lord of Host, holy is the Lord. Merciful, full of compassion, holy is the Lord.” They also danced as they sang.
The tangible presence of God is His goodness and mercy. The psalmist said, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” The Bible describes God as the Father of mercies. This means He is the origin, giver, source, or producer of mercy. Mercy flows from God. So you can now see that anyone who speaks of the mother of mercy or grace is completely ignorant. In the spirit world, mother or father means origin, source, giver, or producer.
When you describe a mother of mercy or grace you are describing another source, giver, producer or origin of mercy or grace. You dethrone God and empower and enthrone the devil who is the father of lies. There are only two forces at work on Earth: life and death. Once you dethrone God, who is God of life, you ignorantly worship death. Death becomes your God through idols. That is why people who worship idols ignorantly shed human blood and give blood to the devil for the devil to bless them.
You cannot sacrifice Jesus to God. That would mean you were giving mercy or life to God for God to use that life to bless you. God does not need anything from man to bless man. The devil, however, needs human blood to bless (curse) man. God does not engage in trade by barter. He does not buy and sell. The Holy Spirit once said to me, “I am not a magician.” When someone says he is sacrificing Jesus to God it is not Jesus the King of glory that the person is sacrificing but a false, counterfeit Jesus who is an innocent human victim.
The Jesus being sacrificed is a code for human life. When Jesus said do this (communion) in memory of Me, the meaning is that we should keep remembering that He died and set us free. We should always celebrate His death that set us free and not sacrifice Him over and over again. He died once and suffered once. His physical death and suffering destroyed the devil. He cannot suffer over and over because He is the King of life and is highly exalted. His sacrifice on the cross is effective forever. It does not need to be renewed.
“But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation.” –Colossians 1:22
The grace of God dwelling in us can grow to full measure and come upon us. The grace of God can fill us, be with us, surround us, and be upon us. Jesus was full of grace and truth. Mary was full of grace. Only the grace of God can empower us to fulfil our calling in life. Jude 1:2 says, “Mercy, peace, and love be yours in full measure.” 2 Corinthians 13:14 says, “the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.”
“So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well. But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also.” –2 Corinthians 8:6
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” –2 Corinthians 9:8
“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” –2 Corinthians 12:9
God is good, and we must seek Him constantly to be filled with His goodness. We must seek Him with all our heart. We must seek Him like a hidden treasure. The Kingdom of God is the presence of God, and Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is like a hidden treasure that we must keep digging to find. In the past when I stopped feeling His presence and I asked Him, “Lord why are you ignoring me or why did you leave me.’’ He replied me and said, “You are the one ignoring me, you are the one that left me.’’
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” –Jeremiah 29:13
He said if these things are happening then the Kingdom of God has come upon you. He was speaking of His miracles.
“Surely goodness and mercy will follows me all the days of our lives.” –Psalm 23:6
“Persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.” –Acts 13:33
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” –Romans 16:20
“And He said, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’” –Exodus 33:14
“So the Lord said to Moses, ‘I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.’ And he said, ‘Please, show me Your glory.’ Then He said, ‘I will make all My goodness pass before you.’” –Exodus 33:19
We can see from the above that His presence is His grace, His goodness, His love, His mercy, His glory. It is His very own life and essence, His virtues, His blood.
Jesus said, “How much more will the father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.” Matthew 3:11 says He will baptize us with the Holy Spirit and fire. Fire is the glory of God. He makes His ministers flames of fire. The Holy Spirit said to me some time ago, “If you don’t ask the Holy Spirit to anoint you, He will not anoint you.” He also said, “I am the Holy Spirit, the head of the Church.” We must ask Him to fill us, and those in ministry must ask Him to anoint them. If we ignore Him, He will ignore us.
We must ask ourselves this vital question, no matter the level of our faith: Can we really be successful without the Holy Spirit? A lot of people have tried and failed. Steven was filled with the Holy Spirit and faith. Faith does not work without the Holy Spirit but rather, with the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of faith, mercy, truth, power, grace and glory. He gives faith, hope and love and helps us grow and keep our faith, hope and love. Jesus had the presence of God constantly to heal the sick, but He always went to lonely places to renew and recharge His inner man.
“Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.” –Luke 4:14
“What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” –Luke 4:36
“And the power of the Lord was present to heal them.” –Luke 5:17
“And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.” –Luke 6:19
“But Jesus said, ‘Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.’” –Luke 8:46
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” –Acts 8:38
We cannot be victorious Christians without the infilling of the Holy Spirit, and we cannot be effective ministers of the gospel without the presence of God upon us. Let us be obedient and constantly seek His face and wait upon Him so that we can become vessels of honour. There is no victory without a price and no crown without complete obedience. The price is faith, worship, complete obedience, constant submission, waiting upon the Lord, and seeking His face and glory above all else. We must be filled with the Holy Spirit.
- Put on complete faith and hope.
- Put on complete love.
- Clothe yourself with the whole counsel of the word of God.
- Keep away from idols, blood, and sexual sins.
“But that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood.” –Acts 15:20
- Keep away from unclean people, that is, idol worshipers, and witches. They are temples of demons.
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols.” 2 Corinthians 6:14
- Seek God’s face and spend time in His presence. Wait upon the Lord.
- Live a life of worship, praise, rejoicing, thanksgiving, and celebration. Enjoy worshiping God and present your petitions to Him.
- Get a word of knowledge and wisdom from the Lord concerning His plan for you, any hidden sins in your life and what to pray for. Obey His voice.
- Hear from God concerning the root of any problem in your life.
- Do not forsake constant fellowship with the brethren.
- Strive to obey the will of God completely.
- Be filled with the Holy Spirit.