Two nights ago, after a long period of waiting upon the Lord all day and night, the Lord came upon me and revealed certain things to me. I want to specifically write on one of the things He said to me. He said to me, ” I want those who want me, I want those who are desperate for me.” The Lord had spoken to me several times in the past about hunger, passion, thirst, craving and need as relates to wanting Him and His divine presence. This time around He used a word that struck a deep chord within me – desperate.
Most of the time, we sing some of the worship songs about needing the Lord and being desperate for Him without any emotion or understanding. We sing those songs without realizing that underneath those songs lie deep spiritual wisdom and reality.
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. John 7:37-38
Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. John 22:17
To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment (Revelation 21:6 ESV)
God wants desperate men and women to cry out to Him in heartfelt, persistent, passionate desire for His presence. This prayer comes from a place of necessity and need. We need Him, period. Those who are not seeking Him with hunger and thirst are still blind to their naked state and need. They are not putting on their white garments but are content. They think they do not need Him but they are very wrong.
“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 – (Revelation 3:17 NKJV)
“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.(Revelation 3:18 NKJV)
It is only a desperate man that will take great measures to seek the Lord. It is only a man that is aware of his desperation that will forsake all else and seek the Lord. We all need Him but unfortunately, we are not all aware of this desperation or need. Many of us are unconsious, asleep or in a deep spiritual coma regarding our spiritual need for the Lord.
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Psalm 42:1
As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. Psalm 42:1
To pant is to be out of breath or short of breath. To pant is to gasp for air. The presence of God is our spiritual air and oxygen. The presence of God is our spiritual food and the word of God is our soul food. We need both.
The presence of God is our spiritual and living water. A wise man knows that he cannot survive without constant supply and intake of water. We cannot be spiritually healthy, strong and effective without our spiritual water.
If you are not desperate for the presence of God, it will show in your nonchalant and lukewarm prayer life. Your prayer will not be hot, fervent, heartfelt and sincere. It will be cold, tepid or lukewarm. Those who are not desperate for the Lord are those who will spend every minute of their prayer lives asking for everything else and every physical blessing but will never ask for the constant infilling and overflowing presence of the Lord. Your heart will always be where your treasure is. Their treasure is not the Lord and sometimes you can not differentiate such believers from non believers. They are full of worldly desires, greed, cravings, lusts and needs but ignore the Holy Spirit.
Desperation, passion, longing, hunger, thirst and desire are so important when seeking the fire or presence of the Holy Spirit. God wants us to want Him, need Him and be desperate for Him. Do we care enough to respond to this Holy call?
I was praying in the middle of the night some time ago, and the Lord’s presence became manifest towards the early hours of the morning. Suddenly, I was sitting on top of a great mountain, and the Lord was there at the top of that mountain. He said to me, “I have been waiting for you on this mountain.”When He said that, I was shocked – I just never imagined that the Lord would be waiting for me. I replied, “Lord, you came, I am so happy that you are here.”
Brethren, there is another world out there – a spiritual world. A lot of things happen there and that is actually the real world. However, we do not get to know what is happening there or see the events or our lives as they unfold and play-out there. With prayer and worship, that world begins to get real, day by day. It is possible that I had been meeting the Lord on that mountain, in the past, but was not even aware of it.
There is a hidden spiritual life and journey that most believers are not even aware of. God wants us to become more spiritually sensitive and aware. That can only happen as we wait upon the Lord and seek His face.
God wants us to climb mountains, and great mountains, as we undertake the journey of journeys – the journey to Glory. He is waiting for us, but are we waiting upon the Lord? Are we waiting for Him. If we wait for Him, He will definitely meet us, not just half way but all the way. He will manifest Himself and His saving presence. Yes, His presence is a saving, liberating presence.
When He appears, every dirty presence and power must melt and flee. Glory to God! Praise God for our amazing God who keeps waiting for us to climb holy mountains.
May you persist in prayer and worship, with steadfastness as your belt until you experience His glory.
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin (Romans 4:7 – 4:8 ESV)
God has cancelled our sins and forgiven us. He took our punishments, nailed them to the cross and healed us. What then is the problem? Why are we still suffering from past ancestral, parental and personal sins and mistakes. Sins that we have renounced and forsaken. Why?
Our problem is the second cause not the first cause. I hope what I have said is not confusing. We spend all of our time focused on the first cause but the first cause is not the problem. Our past sins and mistakes (which is the origin and first cause of defeat) were swallowed, crushed and cancelled by the blood of Jesus – that word is settled in Heaven forever. Why then is the devil playing football with us and dribbling us? Why is he kicking us around?
He is having an upper hand because of two things:
1. We refuse to be filled with the Holy Spirit
2. Un-repented sins
However, I have realized that most of the time, the main problem is that we are not filled with the Holy Spirit. If we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we will be led by the Holy Spirit and He will reveal the hidden and unconfessed sins that we might not even be aware of. He will reveal hindrances to our prayers.
Confessed, repented sins is not the problem because Jesus bore our sins on the cross. Some people will tell you is it because you do not have faith in the finished work of the cross- wrong. Faith itself is a fruit of the Holy Spirit and it is given. It is in measures and grows by the power of the Holy Spirit. You have faith in Jesus and His blood, that is why you are born again by His Spirit and His precious blood. The real problem is that you are not filled with the Holy Spirit.
Any faith you want to have now, should not be a foundational faith but a faith that takes you to greater heights. A faith that has actions of prayer, thanksgiving, praise, worship, rejoicing in and celebrating Christ’s victory, good deeds, waiting upon the Lords and seeking His face. This kind of faith is the type that leads you to depend on the Holy Spirit alone and be filled and led by Him. Your focus must be on the solution and the fullness of the Holy Spirit is the solution.
If someone pushes you into a deep well by mistake or even on purpose and you are in the well obsessing about how you got into the well and who pushed you into the well, you will never device a solution that will enable you come out of the well. You are defeated and are not being creative anytime you focus on past errors and mistakes.
You can learn lessons from your past mistakes through reflections but you should not dwell in, and live in the past or the cause of your problems. If you are trapped in that well and you focus on the solution, you will eventually plot your way out of that well and know victory. Jesus is our solution and the Holy Spirit is also our solution. Focus on how to be filled with the Holy Spirit and how to have an active working relationship with Him.
We must be forward looking not backward looking. The Holy Spirit is the living word. He is the now and true reality of God. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you will truly know and experience victory – every knee will bow to Jesus.
I have noticed that when I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I see my afflictions leaving me in the dream. I see myself repelling and throwing up the evil substance causing the affliction. However, if I stop spending time in His presence, waiting upon Him and seeking Him, the Holy Spirit’s life giving presence in me reduces and I leave myself partially unprotected – I get oppressed or afflicted. So, I try to wait upon Him daily and constantly.
Sicknesses are spiritual substances and the presence of God is also a spiritual substance. When He fills us up, every other negative substance must leave and die off. Spirits and demons must also detach themselves from our aura and flee. They cannot remain when God is personality present – I mean when His manifest presence is present. Sicknesses and demons do not give rest but God’s presence gives rest, comfort, help, joy and peace.
The LORD replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest–everything will be fine for you.” Exodus 33:14 New Living Translation
The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 NIV
The second cause of our problem is the reason why we are not healed or delivered. The first cause which is past, confessed, sins has been destroyed by the blood of Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross. We need to focus on being filled with the Holy Spirit – our helper, garment and comforter. If we do not need Him God would not have sent Him as a precious gift. We need to partner with Him and not ignore Him.
Those who pay the price by waiting upon the Lord and seeking Him daily for fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit will be refreshed and empowered. They are the ones who will truly taste the fullness of the victory that Jesus purchased for us on the cross by His sacrificial death. We were redeemed so that we can die to sin and be filled with the Holy Spirit. We must never forget that.
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22 NKJV)
This Scripture instructs us to flee lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, peace and love. All these things are spiritual and reflect the character of God. If we pursue them, we are pursuing the kingdom of God and His righteousness. As we seek holiness without which no one will see the Lord, God Himself will pursue us with His love and favor. His love is more intoxicating than any other love. It is better than the love of any earthly man or woman.
Your father, mother, spouse, children, siblings, friends can abandon you but God will never abandon you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Isn’t that love worth fighting for? There are levels, depths and realms of God’s love. We all have His love but experientially, we all taste different levels and flavors of that love. Jesus and Paul lived in, and constantly tasted the highest realms of that love.
The reality of that love crucifies the flesh and makes the world dead to you. When you taste that love, all you will crave for and desire will be that love. That love is the living water that it flows from the throne of grace. Fight to taste and rise to the pinnacle and climax of that love.
When you get to the climax, pinnacle and zenith of that holy love, your spirit will explode and burst out in holy and sacred tongues. You will experience holy fireworks and taste heaven on earth. Billows of golden clouds and love will envelop you and embrace you. He will hug you and hold you tenderly in His arms and you will breathe Him in. Oh the glory of that love. If only we hunger for a taste and continuous taste of that love. That love is pure and indescribable. God is love – His love is real.
We must get our priorities right and know who our first love is. Christ is our first love and He is the word of God. The word of God decorates us with purity and holiness when we put it on. We need to be clothed with the whole counsel of the word of God and the armor of God. When we do that, we are living according to divine spiritual order and God will be pleased with us, and crown us with His living love. The best feeling in the world is knowing that God is pleased with us. When we live in Him experientially, as He also lives in us in intimate fellowship, we are truly blessed.
I was in a trance, in the early hours of this morning, and the glory of God came down and manifested in form of cloud. The Lord spoke to me and said, “ it is not wise to reject God.” The Lord’s message was about believers rejecting the fullness of the Holy Spirit. He has been training me on how to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Being filled with the Holy Spirit is a Scriptural command from God, however, a lot of believers overlook and ignore this holy command.
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18
Unbelievers reject God completely and believers also reject God but in a different form. It is a subtle, unsuspecting and partial rejection of God. Whenever we refuse to be filled with the Holy Spirit, we are rejecting God. Our hearts are His temple and He eagerly wants to live there in His fullness and all of His glory.
He is constantly knocking at the door of our hearts, for us to open up our hearts, so that He can live there in His fullness, by filling our hearts with His life blood and manifest presence. He wants us to eat with us. Eating signifies fellowship and deep intimacy. He wants to eat with us and He also wants us to eat Him and drink Him. To eat Him and drink Him means to experience and taste His glory or manifest presence.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelations 3:20
May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace by means of your faith in him, so that your hope will continue to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. John 6:53
Believers think that the fullness of the Holy Spirit is not important or that chasing after faith will improvise. Faith, hope and love come from the Holy Spirit so they are fruits, products and works of the Holy Spirit. They come through levels of grace given by God and are supernatural works of His grace. They can never replace the Holy Spirit who is the giver. We are called to chase and pursue the bridegroom not the presents or gifts. The more He filled us up, the more fruits that we will manifest.
When we reject the fullness of the Holy Spirit, we reject the fullness of His fruits and products. We leave ourselves unprotected and can be subject to afflictions. He is our life, provider, healing and protection. He is the miracle giver and wonder working God. Without Him, we can do nothing. It is great wisdom for us to realize this and never be distracted by shadows and subtle deceptions. We must stop chasing the wind and chase after God. He alone is worthy.
When Jesus told the woman with the issue of blood that her faith made her whole it was her faith in God and the anointing that He was manifesting through Jesus. It was not her faith in her own faith. She never read all the thousands of books on faith that people read today. It was a simple childlike faith. She saw a Prophet of God who was highly anointed by God and said, “if I touch His garment, I will be made whole.”
Her faith was in the power that Jesus carried with Him. That power is the manifest presence of God. Faith must be in something. People want to twist that Scripture around and make it look like her faith alone saved her like some god. No, it was not her faith alone, it was her faith in the power of God not her faith in her faith. Biblical faith is faith in God and His power.
Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. Matthew 22:29 NIV
Jesus replied, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God. Matthew 22:29 New Living Translation
Knowing the Scriptures is different from knowing the power of God. True knowledge of the Scripture leads you to know or experience the power of God. Head knowledge of Scripture is different from knowing the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Those who have head knowledge of the Scripture but do not know the power of God do not have their spiritual equations right. Their equation has not balanced and they must make it their aim to balance the ultimate spiritual equation – your knowledge of Scriptures must lead to knowledge and reality of the power of God. Anything else is subtle deception introduced by the devil to confuse us and cheat us of our birthright which is the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
It is His manifest presence that makes us whole not faith. Our faith should be in His manifest presence. The anointing breaks the yoke. It is not by power or might but by His Spirit. When you start believing that your faith makes you whole, you start developing faith in your faith and begin to depend on your faith. Your faith then turns into an idol. However, if you believe that the manifest presence of God alone makes you whole, you begin to depend on that manifest presence and your faith in Him and His power grows. It is that faith what will motivate you to constantly seek His face for the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and His daily infilling.
The right conviction leads to action that yields positive result. That result is the fullness of the Holy Spirit. If you are not seeking the fullness of the Holy Spirit aggressively, begin to review what you believe. The violent take the Kingdom of God by force and the manifest presence of God is the Kingdom of God. That kingdom of God is within us and we must be filled with His glory.
May we always seek the Lord’s face and wait upon Him daily for fresh and constant infilling of His Holy Spirit. May we always be led by Him and hear His divine counsels.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. James 5:13-15
Biblically, oil can be used in a symbolic way during healing ministrations. Notice I did not say holy oil or anointed oil. I said oil. It symbolizes the presence of God that heals. The presence of God through the prayer of faith heals. The oil is merely symbolical. That is why some people use it symbolically and some people do not. There is no record of Jesus or Paul using oil. They were super anointed and laid hands directly on people to effect and actualize healing.
Many ministers pray without oil and people are healed while some use oil symbolically and people are healed. However, it is the anointing and presence of God that heals the sick. The power or anointing flows from God through the human spirit. If the minister is not anointed, there will be no healing regardless of the symbolic oil. Power belongs to God and we must give honor to whom honor is due.
The anointing dissipates and dissolves or melts away. Usually I see the anointing descend from heaven in form of cloud. If that anointing is on a garment or oil , it will typically dissolve within hours, then the minister will still have to seek God’s face daily for the renewal of the anointing. The glory and presence flows from heaven because God lives in heaven and visits earth. Earth is His footstool.
That glory cannot be caught and locked up, in-prisoned or trapped in a bottle of oil. What an insult to God for people to think they can do that. That is the method of idol worshippers, witchdoctors, fake pastors, false prophets, sorcerers and magicians. God said that we should not worship Him the way that pagans worship their gods.
Do not worship the LORD your God in the way that these people worship their gods. Deuteronomy 12:4
Christians need to know the difference between the operations of God and the operations of demons. Idol worshippers lock up and attach demons or powers to physical objects or words and they become charms and enchantments that work for them every time and at will. They control demons and even if they commit the worst abomination and sin, the power works for them. The glory of God departs and cannot descend in an unclean and sinful environment.
There is abuse when people, keep oil at home permanently for healing on demand and attribute power to it by calling it holy or anointed. God is the only one that is holy and Jesus our Lord is the only anointed one. Has the oil taken the place of Jesus? Power belongs to God and flows from God. It flows from the throne of grace.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. James 5:13-15
It is wrong for people to keep oil, cloth, and other objects permanently in their homes for healing, protection, prosperity, deliverance and favor on demand. They keep them as temples for God’s power to live in. They then call the oil holy and anointed. They are just like those who kneel down in front of statues. They are like statues, worshipping statues – the dead worshipping, communicating and fellowshipping with the dead.
People who keep the oil at home and use it anytime they need favor are idol worshippers and spiritual thieves. You can be a spiritual thief without knowing it. It is caused by darkness and spiritual blindness. Typically, the oil idolizers will no longer set out time to seek God’s face but depend on the oil. They have rejected God for magic and idols. How can they seek God’s face and renew the anointing daily when they have a spiritual robotic power and machine that they can control at will? God cannot live in a bottle of oil. Anything can be abused.
“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.” Acts 17:24
The anointing dissipates and does not last for a full day on any object, like I said earlier, I usually see the glory of God in form of cloud when it descends and I see that glory dissipate after some time and dissolve. If it was possible for the glory of God to last up to a day or more than a day in oil or any object, Jesus would have been blessing and anointing oil and giving it to people to use when they needed favor or healing on demand. He would have sent a bottle of oil or cloth to the Centurion’s servant. We are not greater than Jesus so if Jesus did not do it, we must not do it.
Jesus and Paul practiced person to person ministrations and sick people were brought to them or they went to meet the sick people. Jesus also spoke words of power, authority and faith that could heal beyond distance. He gave spiritual commands and orders to situations and sicknesses and they obeyed regardless of distance because the anointing was upon Him.
Paul was not the one that sent His handkerchiefs and it was not a practice and pattern of worship. Because Paul was constantly anointed and in the presence of God, people intelligently knew that cloths that He had used still had the glory of God on them to heal but that glory would dissipate after some hours. There is no record of them idolizing Paul’s handkerchiefs and keeping them at home as mantles for healing on demand anytime forever and ever.
If people had been able to get hold of Jesus’s handkerchiefs or cloths, the glory would be on them because He was constantly anointed but that glory would dissipate after hours, that is why Jesus was constantly going to lonely places to pray and renew the anointing daily. He did not share out His garments, handkerchiefs or bottles of oil. The glory flows through the human spirit.
If cloths, oil, and other physical objects are kept permanently for healing on demand and at will, that is an error and a false practice. It is magic, witchcraft and sorcery. A woman touched Jesus’s garment and got healed but there is no record of Jesus or Paul giving out their cloths for people to keep in their homes permanently for healing. They still went to the Apostles and prayed when they needed favor from God.
God’s mercies are new every morning. The anointing must be renewed daily, in the place of fellowship, waiting upon the Lord and seeking His face. There is no alternative – there is no other way.
May we reject idolatry and falsehood and glorify God always.
Earnestly pursue love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. 1 Corinthians 14:1
Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. 1 Corinthians 14:10
After writing about the power of the Lord yesterday, I closed my eyes to sleep last night and the Lord spoke to me and said, “crave spiritual gifts,”
To crave means to ardently and powerfully desire, hunger and thirst. The truth is that if we are not hungry or thirsty we will not be baptized with power or glory. God expects us to yearn, crave and desire glory.
Jesus is the glory and power of God. We need to taste Jesus and eat Him the way the Israelites drank from the spiritual rock that went with them. The cloud is the rock and that rock is Jesus. Jesus is the manifest presence of God. He is the aura, substance, life, glory, power, grace, mercy, love, materiality, flavor, fragrance, perfume, blood and glory of God. He is the God that we can see, feel and touch spiritually.
They were all under the protection of the cloud, and all passed safely through the Red Sea. 2In the cloud and in the sea they were all baptized as followers of Moses. 3 All ate the same spiritual bread 4 and drank the same spiritual drink. They drank from the spiritual rock that went with them; and that rock was Christ himself. 1 Corinthians 10:1
When the Lord appears to me, He usually descends from heaven in form of cloud and sometimes the cloud opens up and I see Jesus inside the cloud. Sometimes He comes in form of light. When He is ascending back into heaven after speaking with me, I wave vigorously and sometimes cry. I never want Him to leave but He would smile and say, “ see you in heaven or I love you.” I would keep looking until the cloud disappears into the clouds of heaven.
Spiritual gifts are our birthright and we loose out if we don’t have them. I have some gifts already but the Lord wants me to crave for more gifts. He is willing and ready to give. I believe this applies to the whole body of Christ. We need to yearn, hunger, thirst, and crave for spiritual gifts without distraction.
Faith is very good and I am a woman of faith but God wants our faith to translate into power and gifts not just mere talk. If our faith does not make us crave for, be led and filled with the Holy Spirit and constantly taste God’s glory, it is a deceptive, distractive faith. True faith will always depend on God and magnify the power of God not self. True faith will lead us to the mountain top of spiritual maturity and make us vessels of honor. True faith will make us desire, revel, delight and bask in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Any faith that ignores the Holy Spirit is fake. The armor of God includes praying always in the Spirit.
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication (Ephesians 6:18 ESV)
We need to crave and desire spiritual gifts for our own good and the edification of the Church of Jesus Christ. God wants to decorate and beauty us with His gifts but are we willing and ready to ask? Do we really care for or want those gifts or are we just after physical blessings?
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness and holy gifts.
The power of the Lord was present for Jesus to heal the sick. Luke 5:17
Jesus answered them, “How wrong you are! And do you know why? It is because you don’t know the Scriptures or God’s power. Mark 12:24
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Acts 10:38
Some years ago I was in a trance and the Lord spoke to me and said, “ keep away from anyone that practices magic and idol worship. Do not be intimate with anyone who uses so called holy or anointed oil, water, salt. handkerchiefs and other magical objects. By those enchanted objects they rape their victims over and over again and steal their blood and glory.” He further said, “If you are careless and allow that, you will be spiritually raped over and over again.” A revelation
It irks and baffles me when people try to cast out demons and heal by trial and error or by guess work and luck. Really, how is that possible? People who have no anointing should recommend hospital treatment combined with prayer to their flock and not deceive them. Error leads to death and I have seen some people lose their lives because of lack of wisdom. Miracles and healing are acts of God’s grace – period. It is not by power or might but by the Spirit Of The Lord.
All the people were amazed at the mighty power of God. [ Jesus Speaks Again about His Death ] The people were still marveling at everything Jesus was doing, when he said to his disciples, Luke 9:43
One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love.” Psalm 62:11
Jesus healed by the power of God and He was very aware of when the presence of God was upon Him. The first Scripture at the beginning of this message says that the power of the Lord was present to heal the sick. Jesus ultimately knew and recognized when that power was present. He even knew when power left Him and healed the woman with the issue of blood. It is all about power and power belongs to God not man.
Jesus separated Himself and prayed throughout the night and in lonely places and He renewed the anointing daily. He walked with God – perfectly. He was a humble, diligent obedient son, so God empowered Him to fulfill His destiny.
Believers will be given the power to perform miracles: they will drive out demons in my name; they will speak in strange tongues; Mark 16:17
Jesus called the twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases. Luke 9:1
This Scripture says power not guess work, luck, trial and error, imagination or tricks. Jesus had mega faith but it was power and anointing that He used. Power is spiritual, material, tangible and real and it is the very presence and glory of God. It is a spiritual substance. The presence and glory of God is what scares demons and that presence was rubbed like royal oil all over Jesus during times of waiting upon the Lord and seeking His face. That presence is authority and power and that was what demons and sicknesses saw spiritually and screamed as they subsequently fled in terror.
Power is definite and constant and it is an ability or enablement to perform or do. Some unserious people spend all their time going after material things, they do not wait upon God or separate themselves. They sleep throughout the night, gossip and do not seek God’s face. Then they expect to heal and cast out demons by luck – impossible. Serious problems require serious solutions and serious ministers. Jesus was not a joker and He was not idle. He was a very serious and effective minister and He expects us to be like Him.
The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. Luke 6:40
The worst part is that some of these unserious people eventually deviate into magic, occult practices, sorcery and witchcraft. Because they never allowed themselves to be sanctified so as to become vessels of honor, they start manufacturing lies and magic to deceive the unserious and lazy. Think about this for a minute:
1. Statues worshipping statues
2. Thieves stealing from thieves
3. Scammers scamming scammers
4. Ghostwriters hiring ghostwriters
Unserious people love to be unserious just like the group of people mentioned above. These fallen ministers end up giving magic handkerchiefs, oil, water, salt, mantles, beads etc to their followers for healing, deliverance, protection and prosperity. Instead of teaching their flock how to seek the face of God and depend on the power of the Holy Spirit they teach them how to tap into demons and fellowship with them.
The God that made heaven and earth can never live in man made objects. He lives in heaven and in the hearts of men and His glory visits earth from the throne of grace. Earth is His footstool. He is renewed daily and can’t be trapped and locked permanently in physical objects and words to be released at will. That idea of putting God in physical objects or words is idolatry and it is demons that are trapped in and attached to those objects and words not God. Demons trapped in words are released and activated through incantations, prayers and confessions.
Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. (Revelation 22:15 ESV)
The fallen and dark ministers are the blind leaders of the blind and they are in front of the queue marching with whistles and banners taking their ignorant, spiritually lazy thieves to hell. The banner they carry is the banner of sin, judgement and death, Anyone who practices magic and sorcery is a thief and a killer. By their magical objects they rape, steal and kill. They cast spells on others and steal their blood and glory. The spells they cast end? up killing some of their victims.
No, it is rather by means of God’s power that I drive out demons, and this proves that the Kingdom of God has already come to you. Luke 11:20
Some years ago I was in a trance and the Lord spoke to me and said, “ keep away from anyone that practices magic and idol worship. Do not be intimate with or close to anyone who uses so called holy or anointed oil, water, salt. handkerchiefs and other magical objects. By those enchanted objects they rape their victims over and over again and steal their blood and glory.” He further said, “If you are careless and allow that, you will be spiritually raped over and over again.”
Life is about survival of the fittest. The evil people know this and use that logic to the fullest but Christians are complacent, weak and ignorant. Do not pity people who practice magic because they do not pity you when their demons and spells afflict you and steal from you.
Separate yourself and keep your aura clean. That is how to be clean and maintain the principle of survival of the fittest. You must not hurt, exploit, abuse or enslave others but you must protect yourself and guard your heart and spirit. Never compromise yourself or allow and position yourself to be a spiritual victim or sacrifice. That is your own survival of the fittest because if you don’t do that, you can become a prey and captive of the mighty.
As an Apostle, Prophet and Evangelist the Lord shows me people’s aura. Anytime I come across a person who is spiritually unclean and infested and polluted with magic, idols and demons, I see it. The Lord anointed me with X-ray eyes and the gift of discernment of spirits and I can see deep hidden things of the spiritual but I can’t reveal a lot of the things I see. However, it helps me with ministry and prophesy. It is a gift and it is for the edification and good of the Church of Jesus Christ.
Brethren, be very careful and do not take things for granted. Run away from false prophets, magicians and their followers. Their followers have already been initiated into magic and blood drinking. Reject quick fix, fake and mammon Christianity and run to the living God who is the source of power. He is not stingy at all but very gracious. If you desire purity and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, He will give it to you. If you allow Him to cleanse you and sanctify you, you will become a vessel of honor.
But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I knew it when power went out of me.” Luke 8:46
The power of the Lord was present for Jesus to heal the sick. Luke 5:17
All the people tried to touch him, for power was going out from him and healing them all. Luke 6:19
Jesus never did trial and error with ministry – He was annointed with the Holy Spirit and power and He went about doing good, healing and delivering people because God was with Him.
When God is with you for a specific mission and anoints you, you will know it and feel it tangibly anytime the Holy Spirit comes upon you. When the Holy Ghost comes upon me, I know it. He is very real and more real to me than anyone else. However, I need to spend a lot of time in His presence to feel Him – it is not automatic or easy. It requires great effort and sacrifice and we must pay the price in terms of dedication, consecration and time.
May we yield to the power of the Holy Spirit and never ignore Him. May we reject all forms of lies, tricks ad magic and embrace the one and only true God with love and faithfulness.
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come. ” And let the one who hears say, “Come. ” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. (Revelation 22:17 ESV)
The thirsty ones are the ones that will take the water of life. There is no payment, bribe or sacrifice involved. There is no trade by barter like in idol worship. He is pure and you drink Him through purity. The water of life is the manifest presence of God. We must desire and crave for this glorious manifest presence of God that gives life. Where that manifest presence is, there is life and the fullness of life
Everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s saving presence. Romans 3:29
Surely he is ready to save those who honor him, and his saving presence will remain in our land. Psalm 85:9
God’s presence is a saving, liberating presence. His Spirit gives life and where His Spirit is, there is liberty. Jesus Christ, the last Adam is the life giving Spirit. Jesus promised us abundant life and that life comes through His manifest presence. There is no other way. There is no magic, no trick, no alternative. Life comes from that glorious water of life that God promised us and we must yearn and thirst for Him.
All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Lord is waiting for the hungry and thirsty to taste Him and enjoy Him. When you taste Him who is life everyday, victory will be all you will see. In Him, there is no defeat, sickness or failure – you will know Him and the power of His resurrection. I can’t remember Jesus ever being sick. He knew the secret of the Holy Spirit very well and He wants us to know this secret as well. If God says that the abundant life is possible then it is possible. We must not doubt but believe it and pursue this holy abundant life.
When you experience the water of life on a daily basis, you will fulfill destiny like Paul because you will be led and filled with the Holy Spirit. He is the one who will teach you all things including how to pray and experience His glory. He has all the secrets to life. All we need is humility and dependence. Those who constantly desire the water of life will constantly drink and be filled.