MAKE THE TRANSITION YOU DESIRE

The transition from a year to another is always full of spiritual transactions. These transactions are usually of a written document. The documents are what demons read to carry out their assignments for the preceding year.  A wise child of God with this understanding will leave no stone unturned by overruling and enforce the WRITTEN WORD of God through unrelenting prayers. This is the reason for this 14-day prayer and fasting program. Fir 7 days are to destroy the dark documents while the last 7 days is to prophecy the WRITTEN WORD of God. May the Lord grant you the grace to be part of this program, in the name of Jesus. Job 38:12 “Hast thou commanded the \b morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;” Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

 

The transition from a year to another is always full of spiritual transactions. These transactions are usually of a written document. The documents are what demons read to carry out their assignments for the preceding year.  A wise child of God with this understanding will leave no stone unturned by overruling and enforce the WRITTEN WORD of God through unrelenting prayers. This is the reason for this 14-day prayer and fasting program. Fir 7 days are to destroy the dark documents while the last 7 days is to prophecy the WRITTEN WORD of God. May the Lord grant you the grace to be part of this program, in the name of Jesus. Job 38:12 “Hast thou commanded the \b morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;” Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

MOSES’ FAREWELL MESSAGES

MOSES’ FAREWELL MESSAGES

Text: Deuteronomy 32:1-4 “Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”

 

Commentary: Deut32-34. These three chapters narrate the farewell messages of that great man, Moses. Moses went through thick and thin of ministry. A good Christian should learn from him tremendously; from his birth to the last page of his life. At birth, the sword of Pharaoh hunted him, but God secured his life in the hand of those he was created to destroy, what a mighty God we serve;

Isaiah 44:25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;” (also Job5:12). As a young man, he wanted to help God but he ended up in exile where he learnt submission and obedience; the lesson is that you should never do God’s work in your own strength; He gives the required strength and power for His assignment. We could notice these trails in Moses’ ministry after being called into ministry; he never took any action without asking God who called him; that was the meekness the Bible talked of about him. Hidden pride is not meekness. It is quite unfortunate that many went through bible schools, seminaries, colleges and universities, but the spirit of the teaching is never evident; rather pride is acquired as collars and stoles, garment of positions and pride are received instead of garment of priesthood and servitude.

John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”

Matthew 23:5-7 “But all their works they do to be seen by men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi.”

A lot don’t have a tenth of the tremendous grace upon Moses, but the advertisement they put on themselves is quite disturbing to one who has seen a bit of His glory. A genuine vision does not glorify the carrier but the Giver. Moses feared God indeed. Genuine vision makes one to fear God in His glory. Moses did not just wake up to suggest the person who was to step into his shoes after his departure from earth; rather, he inquired from God and God said it was Joshua. This simply translates into his commitment to the perfect will of God. He knew it was a privilege for him to be a vessel to be used; he reduced himself to nothing after seeing God’s glory and realizing that he couldn’t have been qualified, this was grace.

Exodus 33:19 “And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.”

He did not play politics in God’s service. He did not seek for his children or relations to take over the mantle after him but sought God’s face for His will. When it comes to grace, only God’s has total control over it. When his nephews brought strange fire and they were killed, Aaron, their father was very sad; but Moses warned Aaron to take God’s work and interest first. He was even warned not to weep for the death of his children. The rancor in ministries now, are due to politics of favoritism, ‘God-fatherism’, unholy ambitions and the like. Absolutely, such have not met the Lord where Moses met Him (he saw the leprosy hiding in his life, Ex4:6) or where Paul did (where his knowledge was made foolish and his blindness was revealed. An ordinary person prayed for him before he could see again); the point of genuine exchange is where the heart is changed and a right spirit given;

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.”

Moses served in three ministries in his life; the ministry of Pharaoh, that of his father-in-law and God’s ministry. Moses plugged into the real ministry which God called him at quite an old age. He experienced a very painful ministry because God sent him to the stubbornest set of people. He went through a lot of discouraging moments. Unfortunately, the last chapter of his ministry was not too good; yet he never denied God. He obeyed His commands and sought God’s perfect will unto death. In most cases, we think God is not there in our difficult times, but the truth is that all things work together for good to those who are the called according to His purpose. It was good for Moses to die at that time rather than see the corruption he predicted in Deut31:29;

Isaiah 57:1-2 “The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.”

The peace Moses entered was revealed on Mount of Transfiguration, Luke9:30. Christian life is not about long life but about a fulfilled and accomplished life. The disciples lived fulfilled lives. Long life has nothing to do with God without being fulfilled. Methuselah was given the opportunity to get something done for God, unfortunately, not a single accomplishment was recorded about him for God. Though he helped in populating the world by making more children;

Genesis 5:26-27 “And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.”

A worldly person seeks to remain on earth perpetually and oftenly amass wealth as if he would never die. Some even desire streets and buildings to be named after them.

Psalms 49:10-12 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names. Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.”

This applies to men of God and workers in the vineyard who want their children to inherit their ministry; for it to continue in the family. The ministry given to a man by God is not the man’s but God’s. That ministry is the labor available for you to be hired and He rewards accordingly.

Acts 13:2 “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.”

God owns the labor for which we are called and at the same time He gives the GRACE to get the work done. No man could do His work without the grace. Once grace ceases, life and strength ceases and such is cut off from the divine.

John 15:5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”

Jesus came with GRACE and TRUTH. In essence, we are just vessels for His ink, the Holy Spirit. Once the ink is done, the vessel becomes irrelevant no matter how beautiful the vessel is. It is the ink that leaves the impression on papers. It is the ink that carries the message for the generations on earth to read even after many years. For as long as the ink remains, the message (WORD) and the work (MANIFESTAION, EVIDENCE, ACT, POWER or TESTIMONY) remain. The vessel allows the Ink to flow through it, i.e. for as long as the vessel YIELDS the Ink works, speaks and expresses. It is the Ink that carries the mind of the Writer; the vessel does not. The Ink remains the ink in the vessel if the vessel does not yield and, thus, the mind of the Writer cannot be expressed. In such a case, the Writer seeks for another yielding vessel for His Ink to flow through. The unyielded vessel only has the ink within as an impression which dries out with time. The vessel does not seek its own but the mind of the Writer. Once the vessel starts boasting of what was done as its effort, the vessel is self seeking and this is an undue tamper with the integrity (glory) of the Writer. The Writer is God, the Ink is the Holy Spirit and the MIND OF GOD or MESSAGE, spoken or written is the LORD JESUS, the LIFE in the Ink. You cannot separate the WORD and the SPIRIT; if a person has the WORD but not the Spirit, the Word becomes the word (i.e. voice of the flesh even though it sounds like the Word, e.g. Luke 4:9-11). Having the Spirit without the Word will make the Spirit not to flow as to touch lives; just like having the ink but the pen not writing, no message will be passed. The vessel must seek the TRINITY and not itself.

Moses did not seek his own but God’s will. We are only fulfilled in God’s will. It is good to pray for fulfilled life for the Apostles of our time and not infamous ending of a long life;

2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:”

Every Christian has a course to be finished. Those who have never gotten to the point of exchange rarely finish it and, in most cases, they are the pains, distractions and unprofitable vessel of a ministry or life; if you come in contact with such, you need serious prayers and fasting for them not to negatively affect your ministry just as they did to Moses at Pisgah. Songs and Hymns are the expression of God’s breathe over man. Moses wrote his farewell message in songs. There are three things we must notice in the songs; the truth, God’s mind and imparts on life. He finally blessed the Israelite. The end of Moses is worth studying. Every genuine man of God, who walked with God with the whole heart, faithfully run the race and loyally finished the course always have a concluding message for the world; otherwise, the life becomes Satan’s message for the world.  May your hand be sufficient for you in the name of Jesus. As you read and study the books of the law along with the gospel, you will be able to see deeper into the difference between the LAW and the GRACE. The law is for those who are spiritually dead while grace is for those that are spiritually alive. Whoever remains under the law is not under grace and whoever is under grace receives strength and power to overcome sin and the world, i.e. dead to sin and the world. Keep the fire burning and alive.

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Be part of this program. For the 7 Steps, each day is breaking of yokes and destroying satanic authority over your life. You must walk freely and in liberty of the soul into 2016. In 2016, 7 doors leading to the seven benefits of the cross must be opened according to Revelation 5:12 “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.”

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THE DAY OF THE LORD AND REPENTANCE

Commentary: Zephaniah1-3. The days of Zephaniah were during the time of religious, political and social imbalance in the land of Judah. The major theme in his message to the people was “The Day of The Lord” Prophet Zephaniah gave a perfect definition of that day which sent his reforming message deeper into the hearers.

Zephaniah 1:15-16 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.”

The covenant relationship with God never exempted them from His judgment because their unfaithfulness called for it. Zephaniah’s message was a call for repentance; whoever repents and walks righteously and in humility will be hidden from the judgment to come. However, whoever walks wickedly will have a taste of God’s anger. The truth is that if God releases His anger, where can a man run to? Here is the Psalmist experience;

Psalms 139:7-10 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”

We may have that covenant relationship with God, our faithfulness is what makes us enjoy the benefits and grace attached to it; this is what we call real-time relationship and it is what God desires from us. In case this relationship flaws, Zephaniah suggested repentance, Zeph2:1-2.

Zephaniah 2:1-3 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD’S anger come upon you. Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.”

We may not understand this repentance. Repentance is not just confession with the mouth but a thing that is reflected in our attitude and way of life. Zephaniah mentioned three things in his suggestion that must be the pursuit of a genuinely repentant heart;

  1. Seek the Lord: this is a show of your Love for Him in appreciation of His graciousness. It is a show of your love for Him; you want to be in His presence above all other things. Matt6:33
  2. Seek righteousness: this is making sure His will is done.
  3. Seek humility: this is total reliance on God’s grace, i.e. not being boastful of your input or ability but just grace. John15:5 says “without me ye can do nothing” When you get to this point you become a servant who waits on God with fear to hear His instructions. You don’t attribute any achievement to yourself but to the Giver of life, Jesus.
  4. Soberness: this is feeling ashamed of your past deeds. You realize your filthiness and demand for cleansing. No pride is attached to your past sinful acts.

In 2Chron7:14, we notice also that God demanded humility from us as part of repentance.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

This means that repentance must be accompanied with some evidences which we call virtues; righteousness, faith in God, humility, honesty and truth. John the Baptist called these virtues FRUITS OF REPENTANCE just as we have fruit of the Spirit from those who have Him.

Luke 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say to you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.”

John the Baptist made them to know that the covenant relationship established through Abraham is not a platform for unfaithfulness but exhibiting the virtues of repentance.

Prophet Zephaniah further made it known to them that if anyone has these virtues, such would be saved from the wrath to come and, of course, will enjoy a promissory splendor as relayed in chapter 3.

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”

God is mercy and gracious to those who are meek. May His grace hide calamity from us in the name of Jesus. May the Lord hide pride from us also in the name of Jesus Christ.

Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is the book of Malachi. Keep the fire of burning and alive.

Pastor Supo Abayode

+1-302-230-6792

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries

Delaware, USA

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH

Commentary: Habakkuk1-3. In the days of Habakkuk, crime and violence were the order of the day. Judah was deep in atrocities, yet God was silent. This posed a concern to Prophet Habakkuk which made him to remain on his knees to seek God’s intervention.

Habakkuk 1:1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.”

God responded in a vision to him. God’s response started with the description of the nature of the instrument of correction, Babylon, He was going to use, Habakkuk 1:5-11. This was another ponder to the prophet. The prophet threw some questions to God based on the way He wanted to use the weapon in correcting His people. In chapter2, God told the prophet to write the vision down for it was not an instant one but for the future; even if it slows, it was the duty of the Prophet to be patient in waiting for its manifestation. This is a great lesson to us. There is a slow vision, i.e. takes more time to come to pass. Such vision demands our patience if is favorable; all we need to do in such cases is to write it down and read it constantly so that our faith can be built up. If the vision is not a good one, it only shows that God is giving time for man to go through the process of repentance.

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.”

Vision is the greatest virtue of a good Christian. It sustains their heart in being faithful to God in the midst of troubles. This is the meaning of the prophet’s statement;

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”

The Apostle used this phrase severally to encourage Christians going through difficult times; Romans1:17, Gal3:11 and Heb10:38. To be a Christian isn’t an exemption from trials and hard times. But the righteousness and faithfulness of God is revealed in it if we remain faithful to Him. The situation could be so bad as for us to draw back; we should not.

Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”

The Christian, hereby referred to as the just, should be steadfast in trusting God in tribulations. The things that has happened or is happening in the spirit realm should be what matters to a child of God because that is where the reality holds. Habakkuk never relented in pressing God for answer to the problem that was on ground; the righteous being oppressed by the wicked and goes free, the law was so weak to the point of open perversion of justice. The crooked was increasing in wealth, innocent blood was shed to gain properties and rape became the usual phenomenon. God’s ways aren’t our ways. We should embrace His will and plan in getting problems solved even if the manner is alien, i.e. unfamiliar, to us. Habakkuk was concerned about the unruly behavior of his countrymen and how the innocent was being put to death and molested. When He contacted God on this issue, the manner God wanted to correct the menace was shocking to him; God was to use a more horrible people to correct that. Habakkuk regarded God’s way as wisdom. He embraced God’s option and concluded by praising Him in chapter 3. The evidence of a believer being faithful is to take delight in God’s will and embrace His response to all situations. The just shall live by faith. The glorious life of a believer is more evident in difficult circumstances. Habakkuk showed us how to praise God in such situations. After seeing the vision, he praised God acknowledging His mightiness. His description of God’s mightiness could have been what He saw in the vision and fear came upon him. Believers need to strive in prayer to see more of God, then worldliness becomes vanity to them. Apostle Paul saw the vision and revelation of the Lord; he submitted his brain power, i.e. acquired knowledge to the feet of Jesus for use. May the Lord unlock our understanding in the name of Jesus.

Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is the book of Zephaniah Keep the fire of burning and alive.

Pastor Supo Abayode

+1-302-230-6792

MFM Delaware, USA

REPENTANCE

Commentary: Nahum1-3. Repentance is the most desired by God from us.

2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Repentance can hold God’s judgment back and set a man before the throne of grace. It could go a long way in healing our wounds because of God’s mercy. Nahum’s prophetic ministry came about 100 years after Jonah preached repentance and brought revival into the city of Nineveh. Nineveh was evangelized by Jonah and the city came to accept God as the only God. By the time Nahum was raised for this ministry, Nineveh had forgotten the revival of the time of Jonah and resorted to wicked ways of bloodshed, idolatry, harlotries, and pride. Witchcraft had taken over and oppression greatly increased.

Nahum 3:1-4 “Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots. The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses: Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.

Nahum’s message starts with acknowledgment of God’s greatness and awesomeness; He cannot be restricted by any natural means. For instance, Nahum talked about the mountain quaking before Him and the hills melting away. He further declares that He has His ways in the whirlwind and in the storm. In addition, he said the people of the earth also heave at His presence. God is great. God may be long-suffering and merciful, His judgment is great also; this is part of His greatness. No matter how good you are beloved, stay away from sin.

Psalms 125:3 “For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

The rod of the wicked in this context could be regarded as God’s rod of judgment. Mind you, God is not the wicked but He could allow the wicked to have his ways to chastise His children.

Psalms 89:30-32 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.”

He had used Babylon before to deal with the Judeans. Sin can open the door to series of unpleasant hard times. However, repentance is the key to staying the rod of punishment. As a child of God, stay away from sin and iniquity.

Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Habakkuk1-3. Keep the fire of burning and alive.

Pastor Supo Abayode

+1-302-230-6792

MFM Delaware, USA

IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS

Commentary: Micah5-7. God is a God of purpose. We could see that He so much loved Jerusalem. His anger against Jerusalem subsided and the proclamation of His goodness replaced it. Jerusalem had been marked to be the city of the Messiah.

Micah 5:2 “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

This was fulfilled in Christ;

John 7:42 “Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

It’s all about Jesus. His root is from the ancient and from everlasting, ending in everlasting. He Himself declared that He had been with God before the world began, John17:24. Here, God so much preserved the city of Jerusalem because of His purpose for it. Once you discover purpose, your life will have meaning, because God will defend His interest, which is purpose, in you. Work of righteousness will take us nowhere but God’s purpose for us and in us. Only the Holy Spirit can achieve divine purpose through us, not by our works. All you need is to remain focused and not be distracted. That purpose is as a result of His grace and not our doings or ability. Apostle Paul said he was called by HIS GRACE, not merit. If we come to realize this truth our relationship with people will change. God cannot be bribed as revealed in Micah6:6-7.

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

All He wants from us justice (i.e. righteousness), love and humility (i.e. peace). These are pillars of salvation and the greatest is LOVE.

Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

His purpose would be fully realized if we individually upheld these pillars. God’s purpose is in His deep thought (Isa55:8-9) and to discover it, you need His Spirit in you. Ezekiel said His Spirit entered Him and then he heard the voice of Him that spoke.

1 Corinthians 2:10 But God hath revealed them to us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yes, the deep things of God.”

Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Nahum1-3. Keep the fire of burning and alive.

Pastor Supo Abayode

+1-302-230-6792

MFM Delaware, USA