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Nehemiah 6/7 - Finishing Well

October 6, 2013 by: Allen Snapp | Series: Re:building | Category: Church Life |Scripture:
Nehemiah 6:16:19

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Finishing Well

Nehemiah 6

In the 2008 Olympics at Beijing, US Olympian Hurdler Lolo Jones was favored to win the
100 meter hurdles. In the final competition she was pulling away from the pack when she
clipped the second to last hurdle causing her to stumble and break stride. That stumble
dropped her back from 1 place to a 7 -place finish. After the race she was seen pounding
st th

the ground in tears mouthing the words, why, why, why? In the end her strong start didnt
count for anything, the 8 hurdles she cleared didnt count for anything, her pulling away from
the other runners didnt count for anything. To earn Olympic metal its not how you start but
how you finish that counts.

Thats pretty true in life too - how we finish is more important than how we start. There are
approximately 100 detailed biographies of men and women in the Bible, and roughly two-
thirds of them dont end well. Paul was able to say, I finished the race but a lot of people
who start the race well, dont finish the race well. No matter what our age is, whether were
closer to the starting line than the finish line, or were about to break the tape, it should be
our aim to finish well.

But as well see in Nehemiah 6 this morning, finishing well doesnt just have to refer to the
end of our lives it can refer to being faithful to complete a task God that God has given us
to do. No matter what your age is, God has given you work to do for His glory in this season
of your life. And you want to finish it well, and then the Lord will call you on to a different
season and task, and you want to finish that well.

Title: Finishing Well

Neh. 6:1-4 (pray)

If you havent been with us, Nehemiah was the cupbearer to the King of Persia when God
called him to travel 800 miles to Jerusalem to help his people rebuild the walls and restore
the safety and dignity of a devastated city. In chapter 4 we saw that the surrounding
nations, led by three shady characters named Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem, were furious
that the wall was being rebuilt because that meant that they wouldnt be able to kick
Jerusalem around anymore and take economic advantage of her and here in Chapter 6 as
the wall nears completion we find these guys are even more determined to stop Nehemiah.

But when they hear that the wall is almost finished and that there was no breach left in it,
they realize that attacking the city by stealth isnt an option anymore. The city isnt going to
be a pushover anymore, partially because the walls are almost completely rebuilt, but also
because Nehemiah has restored the spirit and confidence to a fractured and disheartened
people. So Sanballat and his friends switch strategies and rather than attack the city, they
decide to attack Nehemiahs character with the hope of getting him to compromise in such a
way that would damage his reputation and sabotage the work.

Few things can be more dangerous to a believers character and testimony than
compromise. Im not talking about the kind of compromises we all need to make on non-
essential issues. Im not talking about meeting people halfway when there is a difference of
opinion or preference on issues that dont bump against Gods word. If we never make
concessions with others, were probably proud and stubborn. Thats not the kind of
compromise Im talking about. Compromise can also mean to make a shameful concession
and it can mean to weaken and damage, and all that is what I mean by compromise:
choices and decisions that weaken and damage our character and reputation through
shameful concessions that God warns us not to make. As we unpack this chapter I want to
point out four characteristics of compromise that are played out between Sanballat and
Nehemiah.

I.Compromise is often just a small step in a bad direction

Notice how Sanballat and his allies have changed their tone towards Nehemiah. In chapter
4 they are ridiculing and threatening to kill the Jews, but now they come with a friendly
invitation: lets meet at the Starbucks in Ono and talk over our differences. It would have
been a tempting offer. First of all, they were the prominent leaders of the nations
surrounding Jerusalem. Might not hurt to try to build a bridge to these guys and maybe build
some personal credibility as well.

On top of that, Ono was only about 28 miles away Nehemiah could be there and back
again in a few days. Not a big deal, whats a few more days lost on the building project?

And thats how compromise often comes to us: just a small step in a bad direction. With
compromise, youre not going the whole distance; youre just taking a small step towards it.
And thats precisely the danger of compromise: it doesnt seem like such a big deal cause
its such a small step. But the enemy of our souls knows that all he has to do to change our
destination is to change our direction.

That danger can be amplified when we feel strong in a particular area. Nehemiah was in a
stronger position now than he was a few weeks earlier. Then they could laugh at his
aspirations, not those plans are almost nearly complete. He is a success, the city is strong,
his leadership has been validated by the results. That sense of strength could have made
Nehemiah relax his guard.

Sometimes the areas where we are most vulnerable are the areas where we are least
vulnerable if we grow overconfident in our strength and stop humbly depending on the
Lord for our strength. Paul warns us in 1 Cor. 10:12: So, if you think you are standing firm
(thats our sense of strength in an area), be careful that you dont fall!

I have a friend who many years ago left his wife for a woman that he worked with. And
heres the shocker: he and his wife AND the other woman were all Christians! How did he
get to the point that he abandoned his wife and children and moved in with this woman? It
started with a small step: they started taking lunch together and talking about spiritual things
together. Nothing sinful about eating lunch, nothing sinful about talking about spiritual
things. And the spiritual component of their relationship made them feel a false sense of
strength against temptation. But deep inside, they began to realize that they were taking a
small step in a bad direction.

This story has a happy ending. The Lord touched his heart after about a year and he deeply
repented and returned to his wife who deeply forgave him and God restored their marriage.
Thank God for His redemptive mercy that can take the mess we make of our lives and
redeem it for something good. But there was so much heartache and loss and damage over
that year and beyond. Many a person who has withstood a full-on frontal assault has fallen
by increments through compromise.

Dont take the first step

Nehemiah was wise enough to see through their disguised friendliness and know that they
meant to hurt him, not talk with him. If we could see that sin never has our good in mind,
always our harm. Satan never has our good at heart, only our harm, wed know that that
first small step is not a small step at all, its a huge step in the wrong direction.

So how do we resist the call of compromise? The same way Nehemiah did. He refused to
even take the first step toward them. Four times they asked him to meet that can get
wearying. Temptation to compromise is often relentless. The enemy of our souls is
persistent if nothing else. But Nehemiah gives no ground. He doesnt try to rephrase the
answer, or appease their request. He just tells them he cant come, hes busy working on a
great work.

How do we resist compromise? By not taking the first small step. By keeping our eyes on
Jesus, our faith in God, and our hands busy with the work He has called us to do. I think
thats a part of what it means to walk in the light to be where God calls us to be when God
calls us to be there doing what Gods called us to do. And when we sin (which is to take a
step in the wrong direction) we come back to the light through confession of that sin and
repentance, receiving Gods forgiveness and cleansing and were put back on the right path
and in the right place. When you are convicted of an area where you have been
compromising, or youre being tempted to compromise, bring it to the light, confess it to the
God, and receive forgiveness through Jesus blood, and grace to stand firm in the face of
future compromise.

II. Fear of what people think of us can be a powerful pressure to compromise (vv.
5-9)

When Sanballat and co saw that Nehemiah wouldnt meet with them, they sent an open
letter (which meant that anyone who wanted to could read it) to Nehemiah accusing him of
setting himself up as king, and staging some prophets to confirm it. Its an accusation that
would be very damaging to his relationship to the king of Persia who supported him on this
trip, who would view this as a direct betrayal of his trust and confidence in Nehemiah. Its
the same accusation that stopped the work 12 years earlier under Ezra, and its an
accusation that could cost Nehemiah both the work and his life. And all he has to do to fix it,
his enemies say is, come and let us take counsel together. (vs. 7) Just meet with us
Nehemiah and Im sure we can straighten all this out.

If Nehemiah had been the kind of man who feared what people thought of him, he probably
would have stopped everything to shut this slander up. The goal of this letter is stated in
verse 9: they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, Their hands will drop from the work, and it
will not be done.

Fear of what people think about us can be a powerful motivation towards compromise. It
can pressure us to morph our opinions into the shape of the crowd were hanging with so
that we become a type of human chameleon, shifting our convictions to match whatever
group were near. Fear of what people think of us can tempt us to push aside the voice of
our conscious when the boss asks us to do something we dont think is right. It can press
our mouths shut when an opportunity to tell someone about Jesus comes up. In this way,
the work of the gospel can be stopped by the fear of what people think of us.

How did Nehemiah deal with these accusations and the natural fear that others might think
they are true? Once again, he just stands his ground. He answers their slander with the
truth: no such things as you say have been done, for you are inventing them out of your
own mind. He doesnt run around trying to defend himself, he doesnt leave everything to
take counsel with them (which simply would have been them killing him), he doesnt see it
as his responsibility to silence every bad thing that could be said or thought about him. He
simply calls their bluff and keeps working. And I think its fair to say that to some degree he
did deal with fear, but instead of taking counsel with his enemies to resolve things, he takes
counsel with God. They wanted to frighten him, but he prays But now, O God, strengthen
my hands.

There is no better refuge from the fear of what people think of us than the fear of God. The
fear of the Lord doesnt paralyze us, it sets us free. Its not a snare, its a key to unlock the
cage of the fear of man. There will come a day when we will all see that there is no opinion
in all the universe that really matters except Gods opinion. The Lord wants to help us see
and believe that here and now, and give us a boldness that frees us from the fear of what
people think about us. Stand firm in the face of compromise.
III. Spiritual compromise is often just self interest in religious garb

Finally we come to this odd section. Read vv. 10-14.

Nehemiah goes to visit a prophet named Shemaiah who gives a terrifying vision of people
coming to kill Nehemiah by night. He offers to go with him (maybe he says his life is in
danger too) and they can shut themselves in the temple. But its a fraud. Shemaiah was
paid to give this false prophesy to scare Nehemiah into compromising his character and
Gods word in a way that would surely damage his reputation. Nehemiah answers
Shemaiah on two levels:
Should a man such as I run away? Im not the kind of guy who runs away from danger.
And what man such as I could go into the temple and live? I am not a priest and God should
and would smite me dead if I went into that section of the temple, even to save my own life.
I am not worthy of doing that. Nehemiah stands firm. He cant be swayed, and the secret is
that he feared God. So often after dealing with men, he goes to God. Prayer is a constant in
this book, sometimes just quick prayers but it reveals that Nehemiah lived his life aware of
Gods sovereignty above all things.

One of the most serious compromises is spiritual compromise: using God for our own
selfish interests. And again, it can come in many forms: believing something is true, not
because weve been convinced by scripture but because we want it to be true. It can come
in the form of following a religious leader without question because we dont want to risk
their disapproval. There is always a temptation to put ourselves at the center of our faith
instead of keeping God in the center. Discipleship is a lifelong process of taking ourselves
off the throne and putting God on the throne of our lives! When God is on the throne, we
wont allow anyone to intimidate us into spiritual compromise.

The wall is finished (vv. 15-19)

Through all of this, Nehemiah stands firm and keeps working and the wall was finished in an
amazing 52 days. Every scoffer is silenced and his enemies are silenced. Tobiah keeps
persisting, but Nehemiah is steadfast. Every plan to compromise his character fails and the
task God called him to months ago is completed. His work isnt done next God will call
him to rebuild the community of God but this task, the task of rebuilding the wall is
finished. Nehemiah completed this assignment and he finished well.

Conclusion

God calls us to finish well not just at the end of our lives, but to finish well the assignment
He has given us right now. But the reality is, we have all failed at points. We have all clipped
hurdles and stumbled. We can all think of ways we have compromised and fallen. God calls
us to live an uncompromising life and finish well. But if we do fall, when we fall, what hope
do we have? What hope can pick us up so that we can run the race again?

I began this message with a story of hurdler Lolo Jones. Let me close with a story about a
runner named John Landy. Landy was an Australian Olympic runner in the 50s. One of the
races he will be best remembered for happened at the Australian National Championships
in the 1500 meter race. A man named Ron Clarke was leading the pack. Clarke was the
1500 meter world champion at the time and it looked like he had this race, when another
runner clipped Clarkes heel causing him to fall. Landy had to leap over him to not run over
him. But incredibly, in an unforgettable display of sportsmanship, Landy stopped and
doubled back, helping Clarke back to his feet and back into the race.

Landy then went on to run the race, and in whats considered one of the greatest moments
in Australian sports history, he made up the deficit and won the race.

In the race we are running, there is only one Champion. We have all stumbled and fallen
none is righteous, no not one and we were disqualified from the race and cut off from God
by our sin. Jesus entered the human race, and ran it perfectly without stumbling he never
sinned in thought, word, or deed. But Jesus not only finished the race perfectly, he stooped
to pick up fallen sinners and help us back into the race. On the cross Jesus said, It is
finished! Not it is well begun, or I got it started, you take it from here. He finished well, and
because he finished well, we have the hope of finishing well too, because our sins are
forgiven, we have been picked up to run again, and by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the
author and finisher of our faith we can and by His grace, will - finish well too.

Lets pray.

Prayer Guide for 2015 (40) Days Fast


Prayer Guide for Fourty (40) Days Fast in 2015

The year 2015 has number 5 at its end, and five (5) indicates grace. In this year, the grace of God
will see you through, protect you, cover you from all dangers, promote you, prosper you and put
an end to every form of disgrace. These are the contents in the package of prophecies just
released by our father in the Lord at the Crossover night. Hence, as we pray these fourty days,
may we see the manifestation over our nations, our lives and ministries, in the name of Jesus.

God bless you.

Prayer Points

1. Thank God for being the God over your life. Ps.124:1-8

2. Praise the name of the Lord for bringing you into a bright new year.

3. Thank God for providing for your family throughout the past year. Ps.23:1-6

4. Thank God for defending your home. Ps. 20:1-3. Ps 145:1-21


5. Bless the name of the Lord for His mercies over your life and family members. Ps. 136:1-
26. Ps.51:1-19

6. Plead Gods mercy for all your shortcomings. Ps.51:1-14

7. Thank God for His ultimate power that established RCCG.

8. Bless the name of the Lord for the obedience of Late Pa. Josiah Akindayomi, and Pastor
E.A. Adeboye, to the voice of the Owner of ultimate power.

9. Ask God to remove everything that is acting as a hindrance to your prayers and progress.

10. Ask God to arise in His wrath and destroy every satanic plan against your life.

11. Pray that God would be glorified in your life from now on and forever

12. Ask God to encourage you all the way in 2015 like never before

13. Ask God to make your life attract millions of people unto Him.

14. Pray for all round peace throughout 2015.

15. Father, let me enjoy joy unspeakable and fill my life with your glory throughout the New
Year.
16. Please, fill my mouth with laughter and give me a lot to dance and shout about in the
2015.

17. Lay your hands on your head and decree, you my head, you are destined to be the head
anywhere you go. As from today, begin to take your headship position in Jesus name.
18. Father, I decree destruction upon every power magnetizing me away from your will, in
the name of Jesus.

19. Father, in this year, make a way for me where people said there is no way.

. Father, take your church to her next level of explosion.

1. Father, because I believe in you, let shame be far away from me in the name of Jesus.
2. Lift your hand to the Almighty and say, Father, please lift me to such a height that no
one can ever pull me down.

III. Father, among the multitudes of people, single me out for miracles

1. Ask God to make His Power of Resurrection shake RCCG and make every dying life
resurrect, in the name of Jesus.

6. Ask God to send His ultimate Power upon RCCG and revive every dead virtue in the
name of Jesus. Matt 28:6.

1. Let the Power of Resurrection descend upon RCCG worldwide and rend every veil of sin
and disobedience that is shielding people from favour Matt 27:51a.
VII. Ask for the Power of God from heaven to go before His Church and grind every rock of
opposition to powder, in the name of Jesus. Matt 25:51b.

VIII. Command the grave to receive the power of Resurrection and vomit every virtue of the
Church swallowed by it. Matt 27: 52-53.

19. Let the ultimate power of God to do exploits in ministry rest upon all the Ministers in
RCCG and transform them for good. Matt 28:18-19.

19. Ask the Lord for more grace and boldness to witness and win souls for Christ for every
worker in RCCG. Matt 28:19.

1. Ask God to be merciful and release grace to say NO to sin into His Church. Ps 1:1-2

XII. Ask the Lord Jesus, to have mercy and baptise His Church with grace to obey His voice, as
sheep obeys the shepherd. Ps 23:11

XIII. Let the ability to be a disciple and to disciple others operate freely in every RCCG Church
worker, from now. Matt 28:20

XIV. Ask the Lord to anoint all His children in RCCG and other living churches with the ability
to abide in His teachings forever and to make heaven. Matt 28:20.

1. Ask God to arise on behalf of His church, and let every enemy of the Gospel be scattered.

XVI. Ask God to arise and let every pit dug for His servants swallow up the digger. Ps 35:7-8
XVII. Ask God to contend with those contending with the servants of God in RCCG. Isa 49:24-
26

XVIII. Pray that every enemy of revival in RCCG shall dry up from its roots, in Jesus Name.

XIX. Pray that the 40-day fasting shall be fruitful for all participants, their families, our Nations
and the Church.

. Pray for Open Heavens for showers of blessings and testimonies throughout the year.

1. Let us pray for bumper harvest of souls like never before this year.

2015. Ask God to give you a new song in 2015.

iii. Ask God for rapid and steady progress Ps.125:1-5

1. Ask God to bless your family more abundantly. Ps.128:1-6

1. Ask God for full restoration of losses of yesteryears. Joel.2:25-27; Ps. 126:1-6

1. Ask for the grace to become broken in Gods hands. Ps.15:1-6

vii. Ask God to help you stop your leaking vessels. Ps.40:1-2
viii. Pray to God to reward your holiness with blessings Ps.128:1-6

1. Thank God for full restoration Joel.2: 25-27; Ps.126:1-6

1. Thank God for answered prayers Ps. 20:1-9

Prayer for Daddy & Mummy G.O

1 Father, please pray for Your son the General Overseer, in this era of testimonies, increase his
strength, anointing and wisdom in Jesus name.

2 Let us pray for Daddy and Mummy G.O that God will empower them the more to cope with
their ministerial assignments in RCCG. Isa. 41:10-18

3 Let us pray that God in His mercy will silence every evil personality that is making the
ministerial assignments uneasy for Daddy G.O. Ps.143:11-12

4 Let us pray that God will fortify the strength of Daddy and Mummy G O. Isa. 41:13-14.

5 Ask God to fortify Pastor E.A. Adeboye more with His ultimate Power.

6 Let us ask for Gods protection on Daddy G Os family Ps 125:2

7 Let us ask God to contend with those contending with Pastor E. A. Adeboye and his family
lsa.49:24-26.
8 Let us ask that God will baptise Pastor E. A. Adeboye and his family with the special anointing
that automatically sends evil arrows back to their sender. Gen.12:3

9 Let us ask God to increase Daddy G.O and his family in all their endeavours. Isa. 60:22

10 Let us pray for Daddy G.Os children that God will anoint them to fulfil destiny and also be in
divine health. Ps.128:3

11 Let us ask for Gods special hand of favour to rest on Daddy and Mummy G.O. that they will
flourish and will never fall nor fail in life. Ps.27:1

12 Let us pray that God will help Daddy and Mummy G O to finish strong in Gods own time.
Ps.90

13 Let us pray for Daddy and Mummy G.O that God will help them to break more new grounds
for RCCG worldwide.

14 Father, whenever Daddy and Mummy G.O call unto you, please answer them

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NOTE: All 2012 prayer points has been collated and moved to its own
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http://www.evangelistbee.com/2013/12/collation-of-2012-prayer-points.html#more

Lets keep praying!


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THE TOUCH THAT MAKES THE
DIFFERENCE! (Part 1)
Prayer Points Posted on the 22ND March, 2015

Mar 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve
years,
Mar 5:26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had
spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew
worse,
Mar 5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and
touched his garment.
Mar 5:28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
Mar 5:29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and
she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
Mar 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had
gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched
my clothes?
Mar 5:31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude
thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
Mar 5:32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this
thing.
Mar 5:33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was
done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
Mar 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee
whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Father in the name of Jesus.

Mar 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve
years,
Mar 5:26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had
spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew
worse,

1. Thank you Jesus because it will never be too late for me.
2. Thank you because you are alive, I have hope.
3. Lord! Thank you because you know my name for a great breakthrough that
is coming!
4. a certain woman A certain man/woman with my name is due for a move
of your power Lord, show me who you are!
5. I crave you ! Lord I crave your power let me never be put to shame.
6. No matter how long my pain has been you will intervene and set me free.
7. Lord, turn my life around! Turn my destiny around in the name of Jesus.
8. Renew my confidence. Return my hope. Renew my expectation.
9. In the name of Jesus my season of suffering is over!
10. I decree in the name of Jesus that the power of diseases and infirmities is
broken in my life
11. Everything that is failing in my life will turn around in the name of Jesus.
12. I renounce all forms of devourers in my life in Jesus name.
13. My situation will not get worse in the name of Jesus.
14. 12 years of pain will become 12 and more years of Joy in the name of
Jesus
15. Lord, visit me such that the trend of losses and setbacks will stop
completely.
16. I decree in the name of Jesus that my today will be better than my
yesterday.
17. Lord turn my life around. Help me to have a reason to say thank You!
18. From the list of sicklers - remove my family!

For in Jesus name we have prayed. Amen.

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MY STAR WILL SHINE!


Prayer Points Posted on the 27th February, 2015

KJV
Mat 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days
of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to
Jerusalem,
Mat 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we
have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

CEV
Mat 2:1 When Jesus was born in the village of Bethlehem in Judea,
Herod was king. During this time some wise men from the east came
to Jerusalem
Mat 2:2 and said, "Where is the child born to be king of the Jews? We
saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
FATHER, IN THE NAME OF JESUS

1. Lord, thank you that because of you, I will never be hopeless. I will always
be hopeful!
2. The arrival of Jesus changed the whole world till now. In the name of Jesus,
from now, I will show up!
3. It does not matter where my current location is, I will fulfill my assignment
in this generation and season.
4. Lord, cause me to break forth into the original reason why you made me to
come!
5. The wise men looked for Jesus from now, they that matters will begin to
look for me!
6. They came from the east, they came from far This year, distance will not
hinder my manifestation. I will break barriers.
7. The wise men arrived ! In the name of Jesus The contact to my blessings
will arrive!
8. Every stronghold like the prince of Persia did to Daniel that has purposed
to hinder my breakthrough Lord, uproot them
9. The Wise men had a message Lord, give someone a message for me!
10. They asked Where is he? Lord, before the end of this week, before the
end of this month, before the end of this year, they will ask for me and my
family TO BLESS ME!
11. I will be chosen for exploits and I will fulfill it!
12. Attach my name to the lost of those to be blessed!
13. Jesus was born already pre-packaged as a king Daddy, every DNA that
is wrong in my packaging- alter it redefine my destiny to suit your original
purpose for my life!
14. I declare that as the Lord lives I will not derail from the counsel of the
Lord from my life!
15. They saw! They saw His star from afar! They will see a new me. A brand
new me will show up!
16. Every negative covering that has been shielding me from
manifesting and the Glory of the Lord been seen in my life Be
destroyed in Jesus name.
17. God! My father translate the destiny of my family such that we be sort
after for good!
18. My star will show!
19. The star of my ministry will show!
20. Every star in my family that is hidden I command you to show
up!
21. Every star in my ministry show up! In the name of Jesus.
22. Every star in my life - manifest now
23. The sun rises in the east! My sun will come and arise again.
24. The Sun of my life will not go down in the name of the Jesus
25. You will take the glory for all that I am and will ever be!
26. Every attraction that I had that brought me favor and progress
that has grown stale be revived in the name of Jesus name.
27. As the Lord lives I will end well! In Jesus name.

IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED. AMEN

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THE HEAVENS WILL OPEN!


Prayer Points Posted on the 16th January, 2015

Text: Exo 3:1-8

Exo 3:1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the
priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and
came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
Exo 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of
fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush
burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
Exo 3:3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great
sight, why the bush is not burnt.
Exo 3:4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God
called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses.
And he said, Here am I.
Exo 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off
thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
Exo 3:6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his
face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
Exo 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my
people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their
taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
Exo 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the
Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and
a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the
Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and
the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS


Exo 3:1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the
priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and
came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

1. Thank you because you can do anything, anytime and anywhere.


2. You visited Moses on a normal regular day. Lord visit me today !
3. Moses was faithful to his assignment and schedule Help me to me faithful
and diligent that I might qualify for Open Heavens!
4. Exo 3:1(CEV) One day, Moses was taking care of the sheep and goats of
his father-in-law Jethro..
As the Lord lives, today will be my day of visitation!
5. Daddy, this year, your hand will not depart from my life!
6. As I go about my normal business this year visit me! Give me an
irreversible positive encounter in the name of Jesus.

Exo 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of
fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush
burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

5. The supernatural makes a difference. Lord, let my life be filled with your
power! Let my days be touched with your finger in the name of Jesus.
6. The angel appeared to kick start an experience with you. Lord! Let manifest
clearly in my life that I may manifest for the world in the name of Jesus.
7. The bush was not burning. It was compelling to attract. In the name of
Jesus, create an attraction today for me and for the rest of this year that will
make me move in the right direction.
8. Daddy, whatever it will take compel me to change positive change in
the name of Jesus.
9. Lord, let me days be filled with your glory!
10. Lord I ask you that rest of my years and the rest of my days will not be a
waste.
11. In every area of my life that I have been languishing away, Lord reverse
the trend for good.
12. My destiny and that of my family will not be a waste.
13. Moses was in exile. He was not really where he desired to be but you
started the correction with this encounter. Lord in the name of Jesus, release
the events that will alter my path for good.
14. This year, this month, today, you will find me wherever I am and you will
give me a turnaround.
15. In my matter, in the life of my business, in my ministry SHOW UP! Show
up visibly! Show up clearly!
16. In my choices and life decisions show up Lord!
17. Lord, when you show up the whole world sees it. Lord, show up!
18. Please be visible in my life and plans.
19. My Father, I have felt abandoned for too long come now and exercise
your power.
20. Let your power show up in the life in a clear visible way, In the name of
Jesus.
21. Wherever my blessings are, wherever my breakthroughs are attract me
there!
22. You released the star from the East that led the wise men to Jesus, release
the star in me and outside me to lead me to your full plan and purpose for
me!
23. Let my life become an attraction that will make men look for Jesus! Make
me a model! Make me a sample!

Exo 3:3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great
sight, why the bush is not burnt.
Exo 3:4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God
called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses.
And he said, Here am I.

22. Moses spoke to his inner self and took a decision. Lord in the name of
Jesus, Let my inner voice from now lead me aright.
22. Moses turned. Turn me Jehovah. Lord, turn me! Lord, turn me!
23. Turn me and my family to Joy!
24. Turn me and my family to Peace!
25. Turn me and my family to Love and Power in the Lord!
26. When I turn, cause me to behold a great sight.
27. Wherever the next move of greatness is, turn me there.
28. I renounce all spirit of arrogance and pride that will not allow me to turn.
29. On the day of my breakthrough, let the Holy spirit use my inner voices
speak out audibly to guide and to lead me.
30. The bible say the Spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, take over my
spirit man and turn to where is pleases you.
31. Lord, take me away from the crowd! Take me away from every distraction!
Help me to stand out! Help me to be outstanding this year in the name of
Jesus.
32. Every cue that you are waiting for me to do for you to act, let me
understand it and do it now!
33. Every change I need to make this year to fulfil my destiny give me
strength to do it.
34. Every stronghold of confusion and distraction that does not allow a man
to hear clearly, loose your hold on my life in the name of Jesus.
35. Lord, I will hear you again! I will hear you clearly! I will hear you in a way
that my destiny will change.
36. When you saw that he turned, you started your plan. I will fall in line with
your plans and purposes.
37. When you saw that Moses turned, you spoke to me. I will not go dry this
year! I will hear you speak
38. You called out to Him. I await you Lord call out to me in the name of
Jesus.
39. You called him and he answered Lord Jesus, Lord Jesus call me and I
will answer!
40. Call me Lord to step up into your plans for my destiny
41. In the midst of all forms of confusion call out to me oh Lord and let
Peace reign!

Exo 3:6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his
face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

42. Lord, your history speaks for you integrate me into that season
of miracles.
43. You have done it before and you will do it again Do it for me oh
Lord
44. I and all that you have given me beseech you - Lord make a way!
45. When Abraham was old, you showed that you were his God and
gave him Isaac, show that you are my God and revive all that is old
and dead in my life.
46. When Isaac was old enough for a wife, you gave him one by your
hand. All that I am qualified for but have eluded me give me Lord by
your hand!
47. When famine started, you Lord as the God of Isaac told him to sow
in that same Land and he received multiple returns, God of Isaac
release return and harvest to my efforts.
48. The same way the people of old had setbacks and you delivered
them deliver me!

Exo 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my
people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their
taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

50. Lord, hear look on us and show us mercy!


51. Lord, look and see this stagnancy and intervene.
52. Lord, every time you look on people in the scripture, things happen
look on me and release the uncommon in my life.
53. You looked upon the lame man at the beautiful gate and he
walked, look on me that I may walk!
54. You heard their cry. Lord hear my cry! Lord hear my cry!
55. Every taskmaster in our lives, - disgrace them Lord!
56. Put every taskmaster in my life to shame in the name of Jesus.
57. You know all things acknowledge me and end all forms of
sorrows in my life.
58. Since you know, reveal every hidden source of pain affecting my
progress in Jesus name.

Exo 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the
Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and
a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the
Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and
the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

SONG : Come down, Oh Lord and manifest your power! 3ce

59. Daddy come down now! Please come urgently and give me rest.
60. Whatever their name is anyone, any entity currently in the place you
have ordained for me dislocate them.
61. Come down with your mighty hand and deliver me permanently
62. Release me from every chain that has tired me to a past that is not
favorable.
63. Bring me unto a good land!
64. Bring me to a large land!
65. Bring me into a land filled with milk and spiritual protein
66. Bring me to a status filled with Honey!
67. The place that you have ordained for me I will enter in this year.

SONG:
DELIVER ME OH Lord! 3ce
Today!

68. Thank you Lord as I know that this year I will experience your full grace
to possess all my possession

FOR WE HAVE PRAYED IN THE NAME OF JESUS. AMEN

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ELEVENTH HOUR MIRACLES WILL


HAPPEN ! END OF YEAR / NEW YEAR
PRAYER POINTS!

PERSONAL NOTE: I have never felt the urge and the burden for us to
pray! Miracles still happens and I pray that none of us will be left out!

END OF YEAR AND NEW YEAR PRAYER POINT!

PRAY! Lets pray!

TEXT: MATT 20:1 - 10

Mat 20:1 "The Kingdom of heaven is like this. Once there was a man
who went out early in the morning to hire some men to work in his
vineyard.
Mat 20:2 He agreed to pay them the regular wage, a silver coin a day,
and sent them to work in his vineyard. (gnb)
KJV - Mat 20:3 He went out again to the marketplace at nine o'clock
and saw some men standing there doing nothing,
Mat 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour (twelve
o'clock and again at three o'clock), and did likewise.
Mat 20:6 And about the eleventh hour (five o'clock) he went out, and
found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here
all the day idle?
Mat 20:7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith
unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that
shall ye receive.
GNB Version - Mat 20:8 "When evening came, the owner told his
foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with
those who were hired last and ending with those who were hired
first.'
Mat 20:9 The men who had begun to work at five o'clock (eleventh
hour) were paid a silver coin each.
Mat 20:10 So when the men who were the first to be hired came to
be paid, they thought they would get more; but they too were given a
silver coin each.

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS

Mat 20:6 And about the eleventh hour (five o'clock) he went out, and
found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here
all the day idle?

1. Lord, in any list of breakthrough that my name is not yet included this late
in the year - Visit me oh Lord.
2. Daddy, you are a miracle worker - before the end of this year surprise
me Lord!
3. You are timeless and eternal, let it never be too late for me.
4. Show the world that your mercy speaks
5. Find me where I am and visit me Lord.
6. Before the end of this year and in the new year, Destroy the stronghold of
idleness in my life
7. Before the end of this year and in the new year, destroy the power of
stagnancy.
8. I renounce all form of frustration in my life.

9. Father, in the name of Jesus, remove the shame that has followed me
throughout this year.

10. Nobody wanted them Lord, make me wanted oh Lord! Make me desirable
again.
11. You gave them an opportunity when no one expected anything for them
again Lord, open a door for me that no man can shut again.
12. Lord, remove my destiny from people who cannot help me divine
wasters. Respond to my cries oh Lord and take full control of my destiny.
13. The eleventh hour may have passed or may be passing, you are the
almighty send me help and give me rest.
14. Never too late Lord, here I am, locate me in midst of pain and set me free.

15. Show me again that it is not by power!


16. I have no plan B, "come out again" for my sake, for my family sake
and sort us out.
17. By faith, the elders obtained a good report - Give me strength while I am
waiting that it will be well. Help my faith Lord to be strong.
18. Lord, add my name to the list of those who will witness your last minute
visitation.
Mat 20:7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith
unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that
shall ye receive.

19. You spoke to them. It's been a while I heard a quality message from you.
Speak to me oh Lord to see me till the end of this year and into next year.
20. Speak to me in a way that the enemy can never hold me back again.
21. Act 12:7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and
a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised
him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his
hands.
The angel spoke to Peter to get up and his chain fell off. Daddy, speak
now that my chains may fall off permanently.
22. They replied " there is no man to hire us". Lord every reason behind my
failure - valid or invalid, reasonable or unreasonable- terminate it.
23. Separate me this year permanently from the company of failures
24. The Vineyard owner said, Go ye also... Amen! From now I will
begin to move forward.
25. Relocate me from the company of the unproductive and barren to
the company of the fruitful.

26. Daddy I beseech you, I may not deserve it, show me mercy.

Song I believe, yes Lord I believe, Yes Lord I believe, it is well with me.

27. I believe. Lord I believe that sooner than later the good news will find
me.

Mat 20:8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto
his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning
from the last unto the first.
8 cev - .That evening the owner of the vineyard told the man in charge
of the workers to call them in and give them their money. He also told
the man to begin with the ones who were hired last.

28. I decree in the name of Jesus - This is my time. The set time to favor me
has come.
29. My evening has come this year for reward, I will not be found wanting in
Jesus name.
30. At the end of the day, your mercy will make up for the time I have lost in
business and ministry.

Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be
saved.

31. Lord, start with me and complete what you have started!

Mat 20:13-14 The owner answered one of them, "Friend, I didn't


cheat you. I paid you exactly what we agreed. Take your money now
and go! What business is it of yours if I want to pay them the same
that I paid you?

Song: I never knew he will answer me this way.....

32. Do a miracle for me that will be so big that people will mind their business
by force. Why.? It will be irreversible!

Give him praise!

PROPHETIC WORD!

The Lord says that every Dam that has stood against you this year will
be permanently broken now!

Amen!

God bless you as you have a wonderful and blessed NEW YEAR.
Please click the comment button and share your comments and impressions
in the place of prayer and above all - your testimonies

EVB 2014/2015

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LIKE YOU GAVE
SOLOMON, GIVE ME
GREAT WISDOM !
Prayer Points Posted on the 7th December, 2014

Deu 34:9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom;
for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel
hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.
1Ki 3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had
judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God
was in him, to do judgment.
1Ki 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding
exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on
the sea shore.
1Ki 4:29 (GNB) God gave Solomon unusual wisdom and insight, and
knowledge too great to be measured.
1Ki 4:30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the
children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
1Ki 4:34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
1Ki 5:12 And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him:
and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made
a league together.

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS

1. Thank you Lord because with your wisdom, there is Hope.


2. My father Please, lay your hands on me for wisdom and grace to know
and to do.
3. Wisdom brings respect give me this kind of wisdom Lord.
4. Wisdom brings power give me this kind of wisdom Lord.
5. Wisdom preserves the Leader and the follower from error I crave this
type of wisdom Lord.
6. Wisdom commands obedience please make me wise.
7. Solomon broke records because of your wisdom help me Lord to break
records too with your wisdom.
8. The whole world heard of the excellence in Solomons life give me wisdom
that will move me from where I am not to where you want me to be.
9. I cry give me Lord, wisdom that will not only fix me but will help all that
are around me.
10. Lord, please make me a solution provider.
11. The Wisdom that will command reverence and respect Please give me.
12. I am sorry if I had ignored you for too long Lord please give me now. I
am ready.
13. Please make business and life decision easy for me to take from now.
Lord, from today.
14. Please release on me the wisdom that is great! That is exceeding much
15. Lord, give me UNUSUAL wisdom.
16. Lord, give all my family members UNUSUAL wisdom.
17. Let Insight speak for me.
18. Daddy, give me knowledge that is too great to be measured.
19. Wake me up! Make me aware that I may be what you designed me to be.
20. Let the wisdom of God in my life be unparalled.
21. I decree that with your wisdom, I will make progress.
22. The rulers and the kings of the world will request for my wisdom.
23. Give me wisdom to make peace and not war.
24. Lord, give me wisdom to live a fulfilling life.

1Ki 10:4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's
wisdom, and the house that he had built,
1Ki 10:6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in
mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.
1Ki 10:7 But I couldn't believe it until I had come and seen it all for
myself. But I didn't hear even half of it; your wisdom and wealth are
much greater than what I was told.
1Ki 10:8 Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which
stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

25. The wisdom of God in my life will be so visible that men will come from
afar to witness it.
26. This coming wisdom will build me a house that Hell cannot destroy.
27. This wisdom will build me a home that will leave a lasting legacy for
generations to come.
28. This new wisdom will make me and my children a testimony.
29. With this type of wisdom you gave Solomon, I will complete my race.
30. Your report in my life will be true and good from today in the name of
Jesus.
31. Let your wisdom in my life be greater than all that could be told.
32. Lord grant me wisdom that will bring Joy in the life of all those who follow
me.
33. Let your wisdom make me relevant in the name of Jesus
For in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen

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DIVINE VICTORY!
Prayer points at Hearken Unto me Oh Lord, RCCG Victory Chapel,
Magodo, Lagos on 22nd October, 2014.

MAIN TEXT:
2Ch 20:15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you,
Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the
battle is not yours, but God's.
GNB - 2Ch 20:15 Jahaziel said, "Your Majesty and all you people of
Judah and Jerusalem, the LORD says that you must not be
discouraged or be afraid to face this large army. The battle depends
on God, not on you.

Divine Victory happens when God fights for you! Divine victory happens when
the victory depends on God and not man. Divine victory has marks and
characteristics that make the whole world know clearly that it was God who
fought for you and gave the victory. We will use these characteristics to move
the hand of God in prayers.

Father in the name of Jesus..

CHARACTERISTICS OF DIVINE VICTORY WHEN GOD GIVE IS ABOUT


TO GIVE YOU VICTORY :-

A. YOU WILL NOT NEED TO DENY GOD

Dan 6:10 When Daniel learned that the order had been signed, he went home.
In an upstairs room of his house there were windows that faced toward
Jerusalem. There, just as he had always done, he knelt down at the open
windows and prayed to God three times a day.
Dan 6:11 When Daniel's enemies observed him praying to God,

1. Thank you Jesus because I will never need to deny you to get victory.
2. In every area of my life that I have denied you and my Christian heritage
for a morsel of Porridge Forgive me Lord!
3. I repent of all compromises that I have done in the fear of tomorrow
4. I received boldness to fight! I receive boldness to pursue!
5. Release on me a fresh grace to pray and wait on you until it becomes a
habit.
6. Every evil monitoring spirit that is waiting to destroy me before my
breakthrough I bind them and cast them out of my life and vicinity!

B. EVERYTHING WILL OBEY YOU (INCLUDING PLANTS, ANIMALS,


WEATHER ETC.)

Dan 6:20 When he got there, he called out anxiously, "Daniel, servant of the
living God! Was the God you serve so loyally able to save you from the lions?"
Dan 6:21 Daniel answered, "May Your Majesty live forever!
Dan 6:22 God sent his angel to shut the mouths of the lions so that they would
not hurt me. He did this because he knew that I was innocent and because I
have not wronged you, Your Majesty."
Dan 6:23 The king was overjoyed and gave orders for Daniel to be pulled up
out of the pit. So they pulled him up and saw that he had not been hurt at all,
for he trusted God.

7. Daddy, let the world know this year that I am serving a living God.
8. Lord Jesus, release the evidence of knowing you into my family, business
and plans.
9. They are waiting, I am waiting Lord, manifest your power irreversibly in
my life.
10. I ask in the name of Jesus that the ministry of angels and the full power
of the hosts of Heavens be released to fight for me.
11. Every lion of this world spiritual, financial, emotional set to devour me
shut their mouth!
12. It was a long night in the den of the lion for Daniel. It ended in the
morning. I decree that every long night that I have passed through will come
to an end this morning.
13. You fight for the innocent, fight for against all forms of injustice.
14. The lions obeyed. I ask today that the laws of business, competition,
progress will answer to me and favor me!
15. Daniel came out unhurt - In this battle that I am facing now, I will come
out unhurt in the name of Jesus name.
16. I decree in the name of Jesus - I will not go before my time!

C. YOUR ENEMIES WILL BE TRAPPED AND THEY WILL BE CONSUMED


INSTEAD OF YOU
Dan 6:24 Then the king gave orders to arrest all those who had
accused Daniel, and he had them thrown, together with their wives
and children, into the pit filled with lions. Before they even reached
the bottom of the pit, the lions pounced on them and broke all their
bones.

17. Let the law of replacement work for me! Every form of attack in whatever
realm back to sender!
During my trials, let me not breakdown.
18. When the list of victims are being collated between now and the end of
the year, I decree that for me and all that you have given me, our names will
not be on the list.
19. In the name of Jesus, I will laugh last!

D. YOU WILL BE PROMOTED AND YOUR STATUS WILL CHANGE

Dan 6:26 I command that throughout my empire everyone should


fear and respect Daniel's God. "He is a living God, and he will rule
forever. His kingdom will never be destroyed, and his power will never
come to an end.
Dan 6:27 He saves and rescues; he performs wonders and miracles
in heaven and on earth. He saved Daniel from being killed by the
lions."
Dan 6:28 Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign
of Cyrus the Persian.

20. Lord, because of what you have done and because of what you will do in
my life Men will know that you are real!
21. Make me a testimony. Make my home a testimony. Make my lineage a
testimony.
22. Living God who rules forever rule upon my life now and forever!
23. King Darius saw it and declared that you save and rescues Save me!
Rescue me now!

1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither
have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love him.

24. After this victory, I will be promoted beyond imagination!


25. You perform wonders and miracles, Lord in the matter of ( input whatever
you are in need of now) perform wonders and miracles!
FOR IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED.

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LORD, FILL ME WITH THE


SPIRIT OF WISDOM!
Prayer Points Posted on the 12th October, 2014

Father in the name of Jesus..

Exo 28:3 And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom
I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's
garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the
priest's office.
Exo 28:3 (GNB) Call all the skilled workers to whom I have given
ability, and tell them to make Aaron's clothes, so that he may be
dedicated as a priest in my service.
Exo 31:6 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of
Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise
hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have
commanded thee;

1. Thank you Father because Wisdom belongs to you.


2. Lord, we are deeply grateful because when you give Wisdom, it cannot be
retrieved by Man.
3. In every area of my life where I have had wisdom deficit, fill it Lord. Fill it
now.
4. You give the ability to do give me the ability to do and excel.
5. When you give wisdom, its visible very visible. Lord let wisdom speak for
me, in the name of Jesus.
6. As the Lord lives, I will not be allergic to wisdom.
7. I declare in the name of Jesus that Uncommon wisdom is my portion.
8. Lord, teach me, show me, the path to Divine Wisdom.
9. Let the wisdom you will give me open doors for me for people to look for
me for solutions.
10. Whatever I make with my hands based on the wisdom you give me will
cause men to fulfill their destiny in Jesus name.
11. My heart Lord is open, fill me with wisdom, I promise to comply and obey
you.
12. Lord Jesus, Help me to be relevant in all that you want to be made.
13. Give me wisdom to manage my home.
14. Lets the ones I lead benefit from the Wisdom you give.
15. Your wisdom will lead me aright in Jesus name.

Exo 31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and
in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of
workmanship,
Exo 35:26 And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom
spun goats' hair.
Exo 35:31 And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in
understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;

16. Let it be said of me that indeed it was the Lord that gave him his wisdom.
17. Saturate me with uncommon wisdom.
18. Holy Spirit, fill me afresh that I might wait on you for divine wisdom.
19. Grant me understanding Lord. Grant me direction!
20. Lead me to deep knowledge that will keep me fresh and revived.
21. Lord, let your spirit never depart from me.
22. Increase my skill to serve you.
23. Let your wisdom make my life easy.
24. Give me supernatural ability to unlock great opportunities.
25. Revive the spirit of creativity in my life.
26. Lord, show me the way and I will follow.
27. All manner, every kind- Lord please, Lord please, give me all manner
and every kind of skill to complete my race.

Exo 35:35 Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all
manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of
the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen,
and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that
devise cunning work.
Exo 36:1 Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted
man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how
to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according
to all that the LORD had commanded.
Exo 36:2 And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise
hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every
one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:

28. In the name of Jesus, I will not be daft.


29. I reject the power of ignorance in my life in the name of Jesus.
30. If you dont help me, I will fail Let me not be discussed in the past! Keep
me current and fresh.
31. Make me a designer! Make me unique! Give me wisdom to do that.
32. Lord, give me skill! Uncommon skill to break through in life and ministry!
33. My father, Let this wisdom make be excited and willing to work and serve
you for the rest of my life.
35. In the name of Jesus, I will not fail!

FOR WE HAVE PRAYED IN JESUS NAME. AMEN


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NO MORE DELAY, NO
MORE WAITING!
Prayer Points Posted on the 1st September, 2014

Joh 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up
to Jerusalem.
Joh 5:2 Now there is a pool at the Sheep Gate at Jerusalem, which is
called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches.
Joh 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, of
blind, lame, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
Joh 5:4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and
troubled the water. Then whoever first stepped in after the troubling
of the water was made whole of whatever disease he had.
Joh 5:5 And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity thirty-
eight years.
Joh 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying, and knowing that he had spent
much time, He said to him, Do you desire to be made whole?
Joh 5:7 The infirm man answered Him, Sir, when the water is
troubled, I have no one to put me into the pool. But while I am coming,
another steps down before me.
Joh 5:8 Jesus says to him, Rise, take up your bed and walk.
Joh 5:9 And immediately the man was made whole and took up his
bed and walked. And it was a sabbath on that day.
Joh 5:10 Therefore the Jews said to him who had been healed, It is
the sabbath. It is not lawful for you to take up the bed.
Joh 5:11 He answered them, He who made me whole said to me, Take
up your bed and walk.
Joh 5:12 Then they asked him, Who is the man who said to you, Take
up your bed and walk?
Joh 5:13 And he did not know Him who had cured him, for Jesus had
moved away, a crowd being in the place.
Joh 5:14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him,
Behold, you are made whole. Sin no more lest a worse thing come to
you.
Joh 5:15 The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who
had made him whole.

STEPS TO FREEDOM FROM DELAYS

1. REMOVAL OF NAME FROM THE LIST

Joh 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, of blind, lame,
withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
Joh 5:4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and troubled
the water. Then whoever first stepped in after the troubling of the water was
made whole of whatever disease he had.

1. Lord in the name of Jesus, delete my name from the list of failures!
2. Lord delete the name of my families from the names of the sick, lame and
withered.
3. Lord now, now, now by your power remove my name from the waiting
list of successful people.
4. He was waiting for the moving (kinesis) or the stirring of the water. Lord I
have been waiting for years for the moving of my boss, home, husband etc. I
am tired of waiting for the move. Move the mountain for me!
5. The list of people waiting for the next move remove my name make
central of the move and let it start now.
6. I have been getting close but I have been ending a runner up or almost
been. Let my joy as a winner not be delayed any longer.
7. I appreciate the ministry of angel, I want the ministry of your raw power.
Break the back bone of delay in my life now!
8. Whatever good thing that I have missed repeatedly in times past I will
not miss it again!

2. DIVINE SELECTION FOR A NEW BEGINNING

Joh 5:5 And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity thirty-
eight years.
Joh 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying, and knowing that he had spent
much time, He said to him, Do you desire to be made whole?
Joh 5:7 The infirm man answered Him, Sir, when the water is
troubled, I have no one to put me into the pool. But while I am coming,
another steps down before me.

9. A certain man - Find me and make so visible that delay can never hold
me back again.
10. Relocate from the company of have-nots and meet my needs.
11. When you want to put delay to shame, you locate a man and his issues
where he is locate me here, locate me now and never take your sight from
me.
12. The delay of many years that has crippled me and rendered me as invalid
in certain areas of life, In the name of Jesus, it not cross into the new month
with me.
13. Infirmity also means weakness every weakness in my life that makes
me prone to delay alter the weakness and release strength unto me.
14. 38 years, 24 years, 16 years, 12 years, 5 Years, 42 weeks is too long!
Have mercy on me. Olorun sanu funmi! Give me a new beginning.
15. Jesus, you saw him. Please look me on me with compassion and rewrite
my story.
16. It was visible that he had been there for long! May be by the unchanged
dress he was wearing. Lord Jesus, it was visible that the prodigal son had been
with pigs. Destroy the chain of Delays so that I can wear a new robe.
17. Lord, I am not confused about what I want. I articulate my desire In this
area (Insert your specific need) GIVE ME A NEW BEGINNING.
18. Take my focus from men, they fail Help me to rely on you.

3. MANIFESTATION OF THE POWER OF GOD

Joh 5:8 Jesus says to him, Rise, take up your bed and walk.
Joh 5:9 And immediately the man was made whole and took up his bed and
walked. And it was a sabbath on that day.

There is power in a command backed up by God.

19. I command in the name of Jesus, I cease to be a failure from now.


20. I command in the name of Jesus, I cease to be a sickler from now.
21. I command in the name of Jesus, everything that had wither in my life
come back to life!
22. Every stronghold that has held me back from being the best, I command
you to be brought down in the name of Jesus.

The Power works now


23. I will not have to wait after now I will arise and remain standing
permanently.
24. As the cruise of oil never failed in the time of Elijah, the anointing will not
fail in my life again.
25. He took his bed and walked. Everyone and everything that has carried me
before now I will begin to carry them.

BONUS
26. In the name of Jesus, I will walk and walk and walk until I reach
my goal. Amen.
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IT IS SETTLED!
Prayer Points Posted on the 18th JULY, 2014

Prayer points for the Prayer


Summit and Jesus Sanctuary
(RCCG) on 18th July 2014
2Ki 4:16-17 (KJV)
And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou
shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God,
do not lie unto thine handmaid. And the woman conceived, and bare
a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the
time of life.

2Ki 4:16-17 (CEV)


Elisha said to her, "Next year at this time, you'll be holding your own
baby son in your arms." "You're a man of God," the woman replied.
"Please don't lie to me." But a few months later, the woman got
pregnant. She gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had promised.

BACKGROUND
One word! That settles it. Not the pitch or loudness. Not the history or
treatment story! Once He spoke under unction It is settled! God honored it.
The statement by Elijah is pregnant with meanings and we will dissect it and
use it to pray.

"Next year at this time, you'll be holding your own baby son in your arms."
Could have any of the following meanings:

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus, that this time next year:

A. YOUR MAJOR PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVED.

1. Lord Jesus, every major issues that is causing me stress, resolve it now.
2. Every hidden problem that is not visible to men that that is eating into my
peace settle me now.
3. As the Lord lives, you this mountain of (insert the issue e.g
fruitlessness, barrenness), I will overcome you.
4. The Shunamite woman got help where she was, please let help find me
before the end of this year!
5. Everything that I deserve for a long but life has denied me release to
me now!

B. YOUR TEARS WILL TURN TO JOY

6. I decree in the name of Jesus my tears of pain will turn to tears of Joy.
7. Holy spirit settle me and wipe away sorrow permanently in my life.
8. Lord, you used Elijah, use me as an agent to remove pain from peoples
life.
9. Weeping may endure for a night but Joy comes in the morning. Oh
Season of Joy! Come in the name of Jesus.
10. Lord, give me testimonies so great that people will weep for Joy for me.

C. WHAT MONEY CANNOT BUY, MY GRACE WILL GIVE YOU

11. Whatever my status cannot give me, In your mercy release them to
me.
12. Wherever money has failed, wherever modern medicine has failed Let
your glory avail for me.
13. The Shunamite woman was comfortable materially but was struggling
with conception Lord, only what you can do do it for me now!
14. In every area of my life where I have been relying on the help of men
and it has failed me. I receive power to wait on you Lord!
15. The Horse may be prepared for the day of battle but victory is of the
Lord. Lord! Give me perfect victory.

D. I WILL REWARD YOUR SEED AND YEARS OF SERVICE

16. From now, you will settle me and I will never sow in vain.
17. As the Lord lives, my seed will not waste, my harvest will not perish.
18. Before the reward of service comes, I will not be weary and I will not
break down.
19. My Father, this is my season of remembrance remember me Lord!
20. After 2 years, you remembered Joseph in the prison and you used his
gift to deliver activate all dead gifts in my life.

E. I WILL TERMINATE YOUR SHAME

21. Heavenly Father, speak the word of change into my life and remove my
shame.
22. Daddy put my shame to shame.
23. Hannah was taunted! Surprise the world in my life.
24. They could not find the mad man at Gadarene at his shameful house
at the cemetery after Jesus Healed him, Lord, every location that has
brought me shame relocate me.
25. Every type of shame that had thrived from the days of my grandfathers
in our lineage, as the Lord lives, it will break in my generation permanently.

F. I WILL ACTIVATE YOUR ORIGINAL PURPOSE

26. A grown up woman who wants a baby and is qualified to have one must
have a baby. Lord in the name of Jesus, I reject every form of death of my
purpose and destiny.
27. A man who wants to marry must be able to do so. A girl of
marriageable age who wants to marry should marry once God activates
their original purpose! In the name of Jesus, I curse the power of delay and
denial in my life. I will walk into your original purpose after now!
28. She is a woman - there is this story of a sister friend who could not
have a baby and when she was sick, they were treating of malaria and the
symptom worsened until a senior matron asked, Have you checked her for
pregnancy she is a woman
Lord in the name of Jesus surprise that all the original qualifications that I
have will come alive! As a man, as a woman, as a Dad etc REVIVE MY
PURPOSE LORD!
29. I decree that as you settle me - My future will not fail in the name of
Jesus.
30. From now whatever I do will prosper.
G. I WILL NOT ONLY GIVE YOU A TESTIMONY, I WILL MAKE YOU A
TESTIMONY.

31. In the mighty name of Jesus, my testimony out of this prayer will last
beyond this generation!
32. Settle me such that when the names of people with great testimonies
are compiled this year, my family and I will be number one.
33. When Peter launched his net, he needed other peoples boat and
services to share out of the breakthrough Lord because of greatness of the
oncoming breakthrough for me and my house everyone around us will
have in excess in the name of Jesus.
34. I decree that our testimony will be so great that anyone who hears then
and believes will have a greater one!
35. Settle me and Make my life the citadel and institution of Divine
Testimonies.

H. YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN

36. Lord, Settle me and Surprise me! Surprise my friends! Surprise my


enemies
37. This time next year, I will not be able to contain the fullness of what you
have done for me
38. As the Lord Lives, my home will be settled and we will never be the
same again.
39. The permanent addition that brings a lifetime of Joy Give me Lord!
40. I decree from now settle me such that my today will better than my
yesterday and my tomorrow will always be better than my today.

For IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED. AMEN

I believe Heaven will hear us. Please click the comment button
below and share your expectation, testimonies and word of
encouragement.

GOD BLESS YOU.

EVB
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I WILL NOT WASTE!
(PART TWO)
Prayer Points Posted on the 18th JUNE, 2014

Isa 51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places;
and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of
the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice
of melody.

Isa 52:9 Jerusalem, rise from the ruins! Join in the singing. The LORD has
given comfort to his people; he comes to your rescue. (CEV)

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS

Isa 51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her
waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her
desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found
therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

1. I am grateful that you have capacity for comfort and therefore I have hope!
2. Lord for all I have lost, I receive divine comfort.
3. The healing anointing that arises out of the comforting ministry of the Holy
Spirit, Lord release it upon me.
4. I reject all forms of bitterness.
5. Anger will not enslave me in the name of Jesus.
6. As the Lord lives the power not to dwell in the past release it upon me.
7. My heart will acknowledge your Lordship for the rest of my life.
8. The works of my hands will not waste.
9. The plans of my future will be insulated to waste
10. Indeed, my children and all you have given me will be for signs and
wonders.
11. Zion is a place of Power and Respect, may your honor never depart from
my life.
12. Comfort is compassion, Father! Show me compassion for restoration.
13. I will never stray beyond your grace. I will never stray beyond your
control.
14. Reverse all forms of wilderness experience from my life.
15. Reverse all forms of wilderness experience from my business.
16. Reverse all forms of wilderness experience from my family.
17. Reverse all forms of wilderness experience from my ministry.
18. Make me a garden of grace and freshness to my generation! Do it Lord.
19. This month, this day, this hour joy cometh.
20. Lord, send peace and righteousness again into my domain.
21. I will celebrate again with thanksgiving.
22. I am grateful for the spirit of thanksgiving.

Isa 52:9 Jerusalem, rise from the ruins! Join in the singing. The LORD
has given comfort to his people; he comes to your rescue. (CEV)

23. The power to arise again! Release now!


24. The grace to get up again give me now.
25. I will rise again to fulfill my destiny.
26. Heavenly father as the Lord lives, I will not be down forever.
27. I covenant that anytime I experience a disappointment and setback, I will
be strong enough to rise again.
28. All good gifts and perfect gifts come from you please give me in
abundance!
29. Lord - come to my rescue.
30. Lord - show up for me now.
31. Let me see you hand and finger all I do.

BONUS PRAYER
32. Lord, I decree that before the end of this month, it will become obvious
that you help men Help me Lord and help me now!

FOR IN JESUS NAME I HAVE PRAYED - AMEN


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I WILL NOT WASTE!


Prayer Points Posted on the 17th MAY, 2014

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS....

1Ki 17:14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal
shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that
the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.

1. Thank you Jesus because my season of waste is over!


2. From the North to the South you will send me a word of change in Jesus
Name
3. Thank you Lord because you can reverse the irreversible!
4. I am grateful that with you I have hope!
5. In the name of Jesus, I will not be hopeless.
6. I decree in the name of Jesus that I and my family will not beg for bread
again for the rest of our lives.
7. The power that overcomes all forms of famine release it upon my life and
destiny.
8. The barrel of meal, the source of our provisions will not end in the name
of Jesus.
9. The anointing of the Lord will not dry up on my life.
10. My father the cruse of your grace will not fail forever in my destiny.
11. It shall be said of my family that the hand of the Lord stayed with us
forever.
12. The anointing to serve you for the rest of my life will not fail.
13. Before my Rain Breakthrough comes I will not break down in Jesus
Name.

1Ch_17:9 Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant
them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more;
neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at
the beginning,
1Ch 17:11 And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that
thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after
thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
1Ch 17:12 He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne
forever.

14. Lord, your fingerprint will permanently show on my life for good.
15. As the Lord lives, I will not live or work counter to your plan and purpose.
16. That place you have ordained for us spiritually, physically and financially,
we will not miss it.
17. I will be planted and I will grow to greater heights.
18. Father - it is the place you have you have given me that I will be found
no one will take my place.
19. If I am outside my God ordained place - relocate me Lord.
20. I will have peace and will not need to move out of panic.
21. I will only move if and when you have ordained me to move.
22. Every plan by the devil and his cohorts to move me against your plan for
me Lord, destroy it.
23. Every spirit of dislocation and agent of confusion against my family I
bind them and incapacitate them in Jesus name.
24. Every form of curse and law working secretly against the plan of God for
my life Be revoked in the name of Jesus.
25. I command a reversal of every deformity in my destiny or career back to
the original status.
26. I will end well.
27. My family will end well.
28. Spritually, I will end well!
29. Raise up the children you have given us to serve you all their days.
30. By your grace, I will leave a legacy that will glorify Heaven.

THANK YOU JESUS BECAUSE IT IS DONE.


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LIFE CHANGING BREAKTHROUGH!


SPECIAL EASTER PRAYER POINT

Prayer Points Posted on the 18th APRIL, 2014

TEXT: LUKE: 5-4-7(GNB)

Luk 5:1 One day Jesus was standing on the shore of Lake Gennesaret
while the people pushed their way up to him to listen to the word of
God.
Luk 5:2 He saw two boats pulled up on the beach; the fishermen had
left them and were washing the nets.
Luk 5:3 Jesus got into one of the boats---it belonged to Simon---and
asked him to push off a little from the shore. Jesus sat in the boat and
taught the crowd.
Luk 5:4 When he finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Push the boat
out further to the deep water, and you and your partners let down
your nets for a catch."
Luk 5:5 "Master," Simon answered, "we worked hard all night long
and caught nothing. But if you say so, I will let down the nets."
Luk 5:6 They let them down and caught such a large number of fish
that the nets were about to break.
Luk 5:7 So they motioned to their partners in the other boat to come
and help them. They came and filled both boats so full of fish that the
boats were about to sink.

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS..

Luk 5:1 One day Jesus was standing on the shore of Lake Gennesaret
while the people pushed their way up to him to listen to the word of
God.
Luk 5:2 He saw two boats pulled up on the beach; the fishermen had
left them and were washing the nets.

1. Thank you Lord that you are never late.


2. Heavenly Father, I am grateful that the day of change is here.
3. Lord Jesus, in the midst of all the available boats, Please choose my
boat.
4. Even when I believe its over, open my eyes to know that it is not
over yet.
5. As the Lord lives, It is not over for me, my wife and children.
6. The grace to be positive that the past failures I have had does not
define who you have made me to be Lord give me!
7. Immortal God You are not limited by time prove yourself in my life and
ministry.

Luk 5:3 Jesus got into one of the boats---it belonged to Simon---and asked
him to push off a little from the shore. Jesus sat in the boat and taught the
crowd.

8. Use my life, Use my boat, Use my finances, Use my breakthrough and use
my past failures to prove that you are the Almighty.
9. I decree that anything that is hindering you from entering into my
life and declaring your Lordship be removed in the name of Jesus.
10. Let the law of chance be converted to the power of choice for me Lord
choose me for your glory.
11. You saw and chose see me, my plights and choose me for change.
12. As the Lord lives, my life will be a platform for the gospel of Christ.
13. Position me such that I can declare your works in this generation.
14. I decree - I and all that you have given me I will not disappoint you when
you need us.
15. My children - biological and spiritual will be a vessel to your glory
for the rest of their lives.

Luk 5:4 When he finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Push the boat
out further to the deep water, and you and your partners let down
your nets for a catch."
Luk 5:5 "Master," Simon answered, "we worked hard all night long
and caught nothing. But if you say so, I will let down the nets."
Luk 5:6 They let them down and caught such a large number of fish
that the nets were about to break.
Luk 5:7 So they motioned to their partners in the other boat to come
and help them. They came and filled both boats so full of fish that the
boats were about to sink.
16. Daddy, thank you because I have a future that is bright and relevant for
the kingdom.
17. Lord Break every stronghold of frustration in my life and business.
18. I renounce stagnancy permanently.
19. Daddy, deliver me now from every negative past.
20. Lord, arrange uncommon divine experiences for us that will bring change.
21. Give us the wisdom for the new things we need to do and Lord make it a
success
22. Lord Jesus, thank you because I will not pass through life in vain.
23. I will witness the great harvest that is coming and I will participate in it.
24. Grant me grace to trust you for the rest of my life.
25. My Harvest will not be cut short.
26. Lord, give me clear instructions of where to push into for greater glory.
27. Every form of resistance to change in our lives, Lord destroy them.
28. Lord, release uncommon favor for uncommon harvest on us.
29. Give us a permanent change that will change our level forever.
30. We prophesy change that will affect our destiny for good.
31. Daddy, Make me an example of what your mercy can do.
32. Give me rest for the rest of my life
33. Use this new season to give me peace.
34. Let the word that you release give me a life changing breakthrough.
35. As the Lord lives, we command the Lord of Harvest to release
uncommon harvest on our lives.
36. Let our harvest after now be so great that our net may be full near
breaking.
37. Every stranger around me that is working against the progress of your
plan - Lord excuse them.
38. Everyone outside my life now that I need to partner with to move forward
- Send them to me!
39. Thank you Lord for the new season. I walk into it.
40. Lord! hear me and meet my needs.
41. Let my valley be full of your water
42. Lord before the end of this year - make my joy full.
43. Whatever breakthrough that a man can take credit for I dont want
it Send me the one that greatest men in the Land will declare Only
God can help a man like this!
44. Thank you Lord for my Boat sinking breakthrough!

THANK YOU JESUS BECAUSE IT IS DONE.


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SPEEDY INTERVENTION!
Prayer Points Posted on the 17th March, 2014

Text: Acts 12:1-15 (GNB)

Act 12:1 About this time King Herod began to persecute some
members of the church.
Act 12:2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death by the
sword.
Act 12:3 When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he went ahead and
had Peter arrested. (This happened during the time of the Festival of
Unleavened Bread.)
Act 12:4 After his arrest Peter was put in jail, where he was handed
over to be guarded by four groups of four soldiers each. Herod planned
to put him on trial in public after Passover.
Act 12:5 So Peter was kept in jail, but the people of the church were
praying earnestly to God for him.
Act 12:6 The night before Herod was going to bring him out to the
people, Peter was sleeping between two guards. He was tied with two
chains, and there were guards on duty at the prison gate.
Act 12:7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord stood there, and a light shone
in the cell. The angel shook Peter by the shoulder, woke him up, and
said, "Hurry! Get up!" At once the chains fell off Peter's hands.
Act 12:8 Then the angel said, "Tighten your belt and put on your
sandals." Peter did so, and the angel said, "Put your cloak around you
and come with me."
Act 12:9 Peter followed him out of the prison, not knowing, however,
if what the angel was doing was real; he thought he was seeing a
vision.
Act 12:10 They passed by the first guard station and then the second,
and came at last to the iron gate that opens into the city. The gate
opened for them by itself, and they went out. They walked down a
street, and suddenly the angel left Peter.
Act 12:11 Then Peter realized what had happened to him, and said,
"Now I know that it is really true! The Lord sent his angel to rescue
me from Herod's power and from everything the Jewish people
expected to happen."
Act 12:12 Aware of his situation, he went to the home of Mary, the
mother of John Mark, where many people had gathered and were
praying.
Act 12:13 Peter knocked at the outside door, and a servant named
Rhoda came to answer it.
Act 12:14 She recognized Peter's voice and was so happy that she ran
back in without opening the door, and announced that Peter was
standing outside.
Act 12:15 "You are crazy!" they told her. But she insisted that it was
true. So they answered, "It is his angel."

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS

Act 12:1 About this time King Herod began to persecute some
members of the church.
Act 12:2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death by the
sword.
Act 12:3 When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he went ahead and
had Peter arrested. (This happened during the time of the Festival of
Unleavened Bread.)

1. The seasons of my life will not turn from joy to pain.


2. Every form of harassment and persecution against my growth Lord
terminate it.
3. As the Lord lives, neither me nor my family member will be the next
in line for the devil to devour.
4. I ask that the Blood of the Lamb and the power of his resurrection to speak
for me and my family in Jesus name.
5. Every one that has become part of an audience waiting to rejoice at my
failure Lord, disappoint them.
6. All forms of mental and cognitive imprisonment, I know the truth now set
me free.
7. Every form of mockery in my life that has ridiculed your unction and grace
upon my life Daddy remove it.

Act 12:4 After his arrest Peter was put in jail, where he was handed
over to be guarded by four groups of four soldiers each. Herod planned
to put him on trial in public after Passover.
Act 12:5 So Peter was kept in jail, but the people of the church were
praying earnestly to God for him.
Act 12:6 The night before Herod was going to bring him out to the
people, Peter was sleeping between two guards. He was tied with two
chains, and there were guards on duty at the prison gate.
8. Every law that still works in my life negatively by virtue of my background
or upbringing Daddy annul it.
9. Every plan against the original counsel of Heaven for me, I thwart them.
10. Every plan against every member of my family to ridicule the power of the
Lord in their lives, I destroy in the name of Jesus.
11. Whatever you have given us that we cannot enjoy nor celebrate
due limitations and forms of imprisonment Lord deliver us.
12. The power of effective praying will not depart from my life! Stir my spirit
man up to pray.
13. Lord, revive your church back to the level where heaven will be moved on
behalf of its saints.
14. On the day of battle, I will not be weak.
15. As the Lord lives, I will not breakdown when I should be in battle front!
16. Lord, send your revival upon us!
17. The law of intervention of the night before Let it begin to work for me
and my family!
18. Whatever plans the enemy has for my tomorrow, uproot the
fundamentals of such plans today.
19. Every form of tie soul, financial, spiritual I break free from you in the
name of Jesus.

Act 12:7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord stood there, and a light shone
in the cell. The angel shook Peter by the shoulder, woke him up, and
said, "Hurry! Get up!" At once the chains fell off Peter's hands.
Act 12:8 Then the angel said, "Tighten your belt and put on your
sandals." Peter did so, and the angel said, "Put your cloak around you
and come with me."
Act 12:9 Peter followed him out of the prison, not knowing, however,
if what the angel was doing was real; he thought he was seeing a
vision.

20. Lord, I have waited enough! Have mercy - Intervene suddenly and
speedily.
21. Every foundation of stagnancy and demotion intervene speedily!
22. In every of area of my life where darkness is thriving, Lord let your light
shine.
23. Illuminate my ignorance that I may see and know the way forward.
24. You shook Peter by the shoulder Lord wake me up and do it now.
25. The enemy attacks while men slept Daddy wake me up to take my
place!
26. The angel spoke Speak Lord! Speak now that I might be free. Lord
Speak!
27. He said Hurry! Get up! My Father I will not be slow when action needs
to be taken.
28. No metal cutter was needed to free him Daddy! Please show up
and let all that constitutes chain in my life be broken forever!
29. The Angel spoke and the chain fell. Lord speak that the chain may fall!
30. Lord, from heaven above give me strength as I tighten my belt for the
journey ahead.
31. Peter got up to realign his life to where he was supposed to be. He needed
his sandals! My father, every warfare that life has thrown at me and has taken
away the use of my sandals and purpose Restore my sandal to me so I
may run my race.
32. The garment protects from weather but can be an hindrance when its time
to move. Lord in the name of Jesus I put around me anything that could
become an hindrance in moving forward!
33. Daddy surprise me such that it will look like a dream!

Act 12:10 They passed by the first guard station and then the second,
and came at last to the iron gate that opens into the city. The gate
opened for them by itself, and they went out. They walked down a
street, and suddenly the angel left Peter.
Act 12:11 Then Peter realized what had happened to him, and said,
"Now I know that it is really true! The Lord sent his angel to rescue
me from Herod's power and from everything the Jewish people
expected to happen."
Act 12:12 Aware of his situation, he went to the home of Mary, the
mother of John Mark, where many people had gathered and were
praying.
Act 12:13 Peter knocked at the outside door, and a servant named
Rhoda came to answer it.
Act 12:14 She recognized Peter's voice and was so happy that she
ran back in without opening the door, and announced that Peter was
standing outside.

34. See me through to the next level! Dont leave me alone when the battle
is hot and I am still unsure of the way forward.
35. In the name of Jesus, before the end of this month, I will realize what the
Lord has done.
36. He had a testimony and said, Now I know that it is really
true! Daddy I will find the truth of your greatness Give me a voice,
give me a testimony.
37. Every evil expectation annul it!
38. Let my testimonies be so astounding that even great men of God will
marvel at how partial God is to me!
39.Even the greatest prayer warriors surprise them.
40. For the rest of my days let my prayers not be a waste.
41. Ask God for 3 things you want him to do for you before the end of
this month!

FOR IN JESUS NAME, WE HAVE PRAYED.

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INTERVENTION FROM AFAR!


Prayer Points Posted on the 14th February, 2014

TEXT :- LUKE 7:1-10

Luk 7:1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the
people, he entered into Capernaum.
Luk 7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him,
was sick, and ready to die.
Luk 7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of
the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
Luk 7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly,
saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
Luk 7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
Luk 7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far
from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him,
Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest
enter under my roof:
Luk 7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto
thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
Luk 7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me
soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come,
and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Luk 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and
turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say
unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Luk 7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the
servant whole that had been sick.

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS

Luk 7:1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the
people, he entered into Capernaum.
Luk 7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him,
was sick, and ready to die.
1. Lord, Thank you because you are always there for me.
2. I am grateful because it is not over for me and my family yet. We have
hope.
3. Thank you because you are not limited by distance, location or space you
are the almighty.
4. My father thank you because you are the help of my life you will fix it,
do it your own way.
5. Lord Jesus pass by my way. Come through my zone so I may get the
required help.
6. Enter in a way that your presence will be visible to connect with me. Renew
my thirst for the supernatural that I may seek you for the rest of my life.
7. In this passage the name of the servant was not mentioned, neither was
the name of the centurion, Lord! Lord! Let me not loose my identity with you
and let me not loose the divine association I have with you.
8. The Master like him and decided to help him Lord release favor on my
amongst my kith and kin.
9. Every spirit of rejection, I reject you!
10. I will not be abandoned. I will be found and blessed.
11. Whatever diagnosis I have spiritual, physical, financial etc. - It will not
define my future. I will get help.
12. I renounce every form of disease in my life.
13. Whatever I have left that gives me Joy and hope will not die in
Jesus name.
14. Any form of ready to die syndrome in my life Lord reverse such
conclusion.
15. No matter how daunting or challenging it may be, It will be well.

Luk 7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of
the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
Luk 7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly,
saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
Luk 7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.

16. Lord, all that I have heard of you and your power will not be a waste in
my life. I will utilize your grace effectively.
17. I will not be a bystander while others are getting blessed in Jesus
Name.
18. Let me not be alone in the days of need.
19. From now, let no one refuse to help me.
20. Whenever my opportunity for change comes, help me to act.
21. In the day of need, when I cry, according to your word hear me Lord!
22. Come Lord! Come now and visit our homes that we may have peace.
23. Lord, visit our lives that we may see your hand.
24. Come and heal our land in the name of Jesus.
25. May I carry your grace and find favor in your sight for the rest of my days.
26. May the Love for Heaven and your house not depart from my life for the
rest of my days.

Luk 7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far
from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him,
Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest
enter under my roof:
Luk 7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto
thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
Luk 7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me
soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come,
and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

27. Lord come with me! Come with my children! Come with the works of my
hands.
28. I crave a word! A life changing word! Release it Lord.
29. The word for the next level of my life, pour it on me Lord.
30. The word for healing! The word for change decree it now!
31. I beseech you Lord, the full authority of heaven, let me experience it Lord.
32. In every area of my life that ego has taken away my opportunities for
breakthrough restore oh God.
33. Keep me meek and Humble for the rest of my days.
34. You honored the meekness of Moses, Make me meek and honor me.
35. Help me to use my life experience to enhance my experience positively in
the place of prayer.
36. Teach me the power of the spoken word.
37. From today, I receive the power to exercise my full authority as a
believer.

Luk 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him
about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not
found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Luk 7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant
whole that had been sick.

38. Lord hear me and hear my cries.


39. As the Lord lives,my life will astonish you and the whole world.
40. I will not only carry your grace, I will carry your grace, your Unction and
your wonders.
41. Through my life and ministry you will announce to the whole world, the
wonders of your grace.
42. Lord! Increase my faith! Send me help!
43. Make my faith for the impossible great!
44. Let it be that when the whole world wakes up they would see your that
my helper had completed it.
45. My household will be an abode of your wonders and greatness.
46. Daddy restore complete wholeness to my family
47. Lord - restore complete peace to our burdens.
48. Every part of our body that is sick will receive complete healing in Jesus
Name.
49. I will be found complete, every missing clue in my destiny is realigned to
wholeness.
50. Thank you because you will always be there for me.

For in Jesus Name we have prayed.


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UNCOMMON DIVINE HELP !


Prayer Points Posted on the 15th January, 2014

Texts :
Psa 20:2 May the LORD send help from his temple and come to your
rescue from Mount Zion.

Mat 8:14-15 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw
his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand,
and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

Peter mother in law was helpless. She was incapacitated. She could not fulfill
her ministry. Her dream and aspiration lay dead on her sick bed. She could
not minister to anyone. Her purpose as the head of the home was in
jeopardy all because of the fever. People who love her were around here
but they were also helpless. She was in that state until Jesus showed up.
Jesus will show up for you in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Mat 8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his
wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.

And when
Jesus was just concluding the miracle of the centurion servant and this
next one occurred. Lets pray!

1. This year, when the list of people you helped are being compiled Lord!
Let my name not be missing.
2. This year, everything I have not achieved before that is a common
testimony for others this year I will surpass it.
3. This year, it will be said that you helped my family and we became great
like Isaac.
4. I and all that you have given me they are for signs and wonders. When
men and women are rejoicing, I and all that matters to me will be part of
them.
5. Amongst failures, amongst rejects, amongst used to be Lord, delete
my name.

Mat 8:14 Jesus was come into Peter's house

6. Jesus visit me now! Visit me! Visit my marriage! Visit my liver! Visit my
business! Visit my business!
7. Lord I open up. Every secret area of my life that is covered up and
blocking you from helping me I open up Lord!
8. Dont stay outside take over my situation. Please come inside.
9. In every decision I take this year Lead me! Help me!
10. Lord in every way I have ignored you instructions and disobedience has
caused me pain Daddy have mercy.

Mat 8:14 ..he saw his wife's mother laid,

11. There is a difference between LOOKING and SEEING. Looking is


passive, seeing is active. Seeing takes action. Daddy this is it See it and
help me!!!
12. All that the world has said cannot be mine because of where I lay, where
I come from, where I was born Lord surprise them.
13. Isaac wanted to relocate, you advised him to stay and blessed him
Lord ! bless where I am for my sake!
14. Every demonic bed that has been laid for me bed of shame, bed of
laziness, bed of sin, bed of dishonor, bed of stagnancy I will arise from
such bed in Jesus Name.

Mat 8:14 .. and sick of a fever.

15. I proclaim that 2014 is my year of healing. So shall it be!


16. Sickness produces loneliness and abandonment my helper show up for
me.
17. Lord Jesus, regulate my life temperature Give me rest!
18. Every tag of a sickness attached to my future. Delete it now.

Mat 8:15 He touched her hand; the fever left her,

19. Lord, touch me! And do it now!!


20. Touch my life and make a sign and a wonder.
21. Touch me and let fresh grace flow.
22. Touch me and disconnect all leeches and parasites attached to me.
23. Physically Lord Touch me and heal me.

Mat 8:15 .. and she got up and began to wait on him.(GNB)


Mat 8:15 and she arose, and ministered unto them.

24. This year, I will arise!


25. This month, I will stand for righteousness.
26. All that I have been doing well that was stopped due to incapacitation, I
will resume.
27. The wonderful things in my life that has ceased. Help me and let it flow
again!
28. Change my internal and spiritual engine, service it and give me fresh oil
to minister
29. I proclaim, its it not over for me yet.
30 As the Lord lives, this setbacks will not overcome me.
31. Whatever it will take, help me Lord to end well.

FOR IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED

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God bless.

EVB
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IT IS GOING TO BE
ALRIGHT!!
2013 - 2014 END OF YEAR AND NEW YEAR PRAYER POINTS

Prayer Points Posted on the 28th December , 2013

TEXT MATTEW 17:24-27

Mat 17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that
received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master
pay tribute?
Mat 17:25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus
prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the
kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of
strangers?
Mat 17:26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him,
Then are the children free.
Mat 17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to
the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up;
and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of
money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS .

1. Thank you Lord for preserving me this far. As the Lord lives, I will see the
end of this year and many more years in Jesus Name.
2. Thank you for answered prayers!
3. Thanks you Lord for peace, health and a new beginning
4. I am grateful that you can be counted upon! Thank you for being so faithful
through all these months, days, weeks and years.
5. Daddy, I am grateful that the best is yet to come!
6. Thank you Lord for the good times and seemingly bad times. Thank you
because you are on the throne!
7. Heaven, am grateful for me, my family that you have given us all that
pertains to life and godliness.
8. This year and the one to come I have hope! My faith will arise in your
uncommon Power in Jesus name.
9. Every fear and demands that life has been placing on me - set me free
now!
10. We will overcome all unwarranted demands on us and our families in Jesus
name.
11. Every sin and diseases that is weighing me down will not crossover the
new year with me.
12. I reject all forms of confusion about my tomorrow. I receive clarity of
purpose and grace for tomorrow.
13. Every relationship that is needed for my future that has gone bad - Lord
heal in Jesus name.
14. Every setback in the going year that you have delivered me from will not
follow me into the new year.
15. Whosoever the Son has set free is free indeed. I declare in the name of
Jesus I am free and will remain free in Jesus name.

Mat 17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them.

16. Reveal your bigger picture for my destiny!


17. Lead me into the hidden secrets of my purpose and pursuits.
18. Every form of wastage will not follow me into the new year.
19. Your way are not our ways. Your style is not ours. Prove yourself in the
new year in my life.
20. Let men see me and know that God helped me.
21. In the name of Jesus, I will not be helpless!
22. Every area of my life where I have remain stranded Lord set me free!
23. Whatever it will take, my tomorrow will be alright.
24. Every offense against me, provoked or unprovoked bow in the name of
Jesus.
25. Notwithstanding - this new year Let me not be without alternatives.
26. Lord, you see beyond what I can see. By virtue of this sort me out!
27. Daddy - You ask questions to solve questions. Ask me the question that
will change my life permanently!
28. Do something great for me this new year that will remove any doubt that
I serve you.
29. Let every tongue confess on my behalf that Jesus is Lord!
30. This new year, I will see your glory!

Luk 8:52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she
is not dead, but sleepeth.
Luk 8:53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead
Luk 8:54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and
called, saying, Maid, arise.
Luk 8:55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and
he commanded to give her meat

31. Everything that slept so far this year in my life will not follow me sleeping
into the next year!
32. Daddy wake me up!
33. Every demonic laughter against me and my faith turn it to testimonies
34. What the world sees about me may be correct by earthly standard
raise my level to the supernatural!
35. I command all dead visions and dreams in my life to resurrect. NOW! In
the mighty name of Jesus.
36. In name of Jesus Favor, arise for me!
37. In name of Jesus Peace, arise for me!
38. In name of Jesus Joy, arise for me!
38. In name of Jesus Growth, arise for me!
39. In name of Jesus Fruitfulness, arise for me!
40. In name of Jesus Divine expansion, arise for me!

Mat 17:27 .. go thou,


Mat 17:27 ..So go to the lake

41. From now, I will go there ( spend at least 5 minutes announcing where
you want to go)
42. In the name of Jesus, there will be significant progress henceforth.
43. In the name of Jesus, there will be movement!
44. As the Lord lives - Stagnancy will cease!
45. Long lost favor and contact that are stalled will reopen!
46. Lethargic relationships will receive movements.
47. Good news from phone calls that are dead will start ringing again.

Ruth 3:3 So wash yourself, put on some perfume, and get dressed in
your best clothes. Then go where he is threshing, but don't let him
know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.
Rth 3:4 Be sure to notice where he lies down, and after he falls asleep,
go and lift the covers and lie down at his feet. He will tell you what to
do."
Rth 3:5 Ruth answered, "I will do everything you say."
Rth 3:6 So Ruth went to the threshing place and did just what her
mother-in-law had told her

48. Lord, Before I go let your blood cleanse from my past.


49. I will go to where my help is!
50. Our family members will be released by the Lord into their destinies
51. I will go according your timing.
52. The spirit of uncommon obedience will rest on me.
53. Whatever it is, whatever it will take, this new year I will go and I will
prosper

go thou to the sea,


54. Lord send me to where my gifts and talents will be used.
55. The sea is a symbol of abundance. Send me Lord to the sea!
56 You dont send people to where scarcity will thrive without a plan. Send
me Lord to where I will experience the abundance of your grace!
57. Send me Lord to where your opportunities will be limitless.
58. Send me Lord to where there are options to thrive.
59. Daddy, release variety into your life. Give me options!

and cast an hook


60. This new year I will be your partner!
61. There is a side of heaven and there is a side of the earth to every issue.
Help me not to disappoint you on my own side.
62. I will serve you and not leave the duty post!

2Ki 13:18 Then Elisha told the king to take the other arrows and strike
the ground with them. The king struck the ground three times, and
then stopped.
2Ki 13:19 This made Elisha angry, and he said to the king, "You
should have struck five or six times, and then you would have won
complete victory over the Syrians; but now you will defeat them only
three times."

63. In this new year of my breakthrough, I will not be slack


64. I will not slack and fizzle out. I will finish and finish week
65. Every mandate you have given me for this new season - I will do it well.

Pull up the first fish you hook,


66. Lord, When you do it, you do it neatly complete what you have started
with me.
67. Every power of failure will fail this new year in my life!
68. I will follow your leading - all the time- Lead me to the first fish this year!

Exo 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Exo 14:23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the
midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his
horsemen.

69. On our behalf Lord surprise our enemies with your power and style.
Lord, surprise them.
70. The Egyptian foolishly followed the children of Isreal Lord all forces
foolishly following will drown in Jesus name.
71. Lord fight for me!
72. Whatever it is that will not give me rest - Daddy, disable them.
and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of
money:
73. Even when I might have thought you have finished, show the world that
you still have something in the offing.
74. The secrets behind your hidden treasures, Lord reveal it in my lifetime.

2Ki 7:8 And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the
camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and drink, and carried
thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid it; and came
again, and entered into another tent, and carried thence also, and
went and hid it.

75. The best the lepers were hoping for was just to eat and die but through
your joker brought enough food for a whole city! Make me a joker an
instrument to save my generation!
76. This new year - I will eat, will drink and you will carry!

1Ki 17:15 The widow went and did as Elijah had told her, and all of
them had enough food for many days.

77. The best the Zarepath widow was hoping for was just to eat and die but
your joker brought enough food for a whole season. Give me a joker a
gift, a miracle that will feed me and my generation for the rest of our lives!
78. This new year - I will never lack!

Take it and pay them our taxes."


79. Results will follow me this new year in Jesus name.
80. This new year and for the rest of our life all will be well

Song

Through the love of God our Saviour,


All will be well,
Free and changeless is His favour;
All, all is well.
Precious is the blood that healed us,
Perfect is the grace that sealed us,
Strong the hand stretched forth to shield us,
All must be well.

INSTRUCTION
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I am also waiting for your testimonies Send them! They are coming
In Jesus Name.

Happy New year and thank your for praying!

Your Brother,

EVANGELIST BEE
28th December 2013
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ELEVENTH HOUR INTERVENTION!


Prayer Points Posted on the 20th November , 2013

INTRODUCTION

Having started the year on a high note with a lot of word from Him and
promises of a better tomorrow, some of us are disillusioned about the fact
that the promises are not here yet. And this is not because He cannot do it
it is not a capacity problem. May be not even because it is not His will He
desires such for you. However time is running out. We need an eleventh hour
intervention! He can!

Lets shoot the bullet!

TESTIMONY BONUS PRAYER POINT

1Sa 3:11 And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in
Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

1. Daddy as this year comes to an end surprise me!


2. The testimony that will happen and people will attribute to men or a man
only, postpone it. The one that the whole world will know that you helped me
Lord execute speedily!
3. This eleventh hour Daddy, do great things in my family that will make
people phone and their ears vibrate.

CE version - 1Sa 3:11 The LORD said: Samuel, I am going to do


something in Israel that will shock everyone who hears about it!

4. Use me as a testimony to shock the world that you are real!


5. Use my business and financials as a testimony that you still do miracles!
Lord, make me an uncommon miracle.
6. Turn every bad part of my story to History!
7. Everything that the enemy has done to me that has shocked me
negatively Turn it around and use it to shock the world positively.

HELP FROM UNEXPECTED PLACE

1Ki 17:2 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying,

8. As the Lord lives, I will laugh last!


9. This eleventh hour, let the season of famine be terminated in my life!
10. You spoke to Elijah before famine got severe and after Speak to me
now!

1Ki 17:3 "Leave this place and go east and hide yourself near Cherith
Brook, east of the Jordan.

11. Lord, before this year expires, show where my east is so I can turn there
for my breakthrough.
12. From the east of my life, my sun will rise again and is shall no more go
down.

1Ki 17:4 The brook will supply you with water to drink, and I have
commanded ravens to bring you food there."

13. Lord, open the door of my supply again!


14. In the name of Jesus, I command my doors to be opened again.
15. Every Dam that has been blocking my brook supply and its flow, let the
hand of heaven break such dam now.
16. Again, Let there be a flow! Peace flow! Power - flow! Ideas flow! Phone
calls to solve my problems flow! Emails to lead me flow! In the name of
Jesus let there be a fresh flow.
17. From the unlikely source, command me help!
18. Lord, I am thirsty give me enough water this eleventh hour!
19. Every raven in whatever shape or form that has been commanded to
meet my needs let the law of divine connection execute the command.

1Ki 17:5 Elijah obeyed the LORD's command, and went and stayed by
Cherith Brook.
1Ki 17:6 He drank water from the brook, and ravens brought him
bread and meat every morning and every evening.

20. Elijah stayed by the brook of cherith - I terminate every force that
prematurely pursue a man from where his blessings are based.
21. Every suffering that has been inflicted on me and my family this year by
chasing us away from our divinely appointed sources this eleventh hour -
reverse it Lord!
22. All he needed was available where he was, Isaac sowed in famine in the
land where he was and he multiplied, I have suffered enough Let the
anointing of the 11th hour intervention solve my problem where I am.
23. The Ravens brought his food Lord, feed me for the rest of my life.

1Ki 17:7 After a while the brook dried up because of the lack of rain.
1Ki 17:8 Then the LORD said to Elijah,

24. Deliver me from the spirit of denial, everything I need to acknowledge and
face and fight but I have been living in denial, show me.
25. Every past glory that I am still holding to that is causing stagnancy I let
go!
26. Any achievement that is stale that should be buried for me to move
forward, I bury it now!
27. I have been waiting for the next level instruction after the last brook dried
up, let mercy release it.
28. I will not be a king of the past! I will be prince for the future in the name
of Jesus.

1Ki 17:9 "Now go to the town of Zarephath, near Sidon, and stay
there. I have commanded a widow who lives there to feed you."

29. Whether from the East, West, North or South - That promised land that
will sort me out, before the end of this year Lead me there!
30. As the Lord lives, from now, I will not beg for bread! In the name of Jesus

FOR IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED. AMEN

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DYNAMICS OF DIVINE
BREAKTHROUGH!
Prayer Points Posted on the 15th October , 2013

When God want to intervene in the life of a man, he starts with a


Word!

Dan 10:11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved,
understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for
unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me,
I stood trembling.
Dan 10:12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first
day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten
thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy
words.
Dan 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one
and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to
help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

1. Thank you, Lord because I have hope!


2. I am grateful Daddy because you will step in and my delay will be over.
3. Heavenly Father, send me a word that will change the course of my destiny.

Dan 10:14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall
thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.

4. Give me a word that is pregnant pregnant with my destiny and pregnant


with my future.
5. As the Lord lives, my future will not be aborted.
6. Now I have come Lord arrive now in my situation. Lord now!
7. Give me words that will continually bring me breakthroughs for the rest of
my life.

The people of samaria knew the cause of the delay of their


breakthrough but there was little they could do! In their case they
started with the word and the mechanism started.

2Ki 7:1 Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith
the LORD, Tomorrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be
sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate
of Samaria

Bishop Oyedepo said if it is too big for your mouth, it most likely will
be too big for your destiny.

8. Father in the Name of Jesus, beyond what I see in the negative, I prophesy,
my struggling will end.
9. I decree the end of scarcity of things that gives men joy in my life love,
money, peace, health according to the word of the Lord come in
abundance.

HIS WAYS ARE NOT YOUR WAYS


2Ki 7:3 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the
gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

10. Lord, surprise me! Before this year ends Lord surprise me.
11. Let my breakthrough this year override my negative status.
12. Lord, use my story to confound the world!
13. Send me help from outside the city where the key to my breakthrough
reside locate and activate it.
14. Now I may be treated as an outcast send me breakthroughs that will
change my status.
15. Let me be the contact that will be bring change to my generation.

BREAKTHROUGHS START WITH CONVERSATIONS AND QUESTIONS

16. Help me Lord to ask questions that will bring my breakthrough.


17. Let me not keep seating when I should be acting? Every force that is
striving to keep me down be terminated in Jesus Name.
18. Ruffle my weather Lord that I may make changes.

BREAKTHROUGHS MAY DEMAND RISK TAKING

2Ki 7:4 If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the
city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now
therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they
save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.

19. Daddy, change my spiritual eye lenses to see beyond the risk and make
the move towards my breakthrough
20. In midst of hard options, let your favor do that which is best for me.

WHEN IT IS TIME FOR BREAKTHROUGH, THERE IS NO PLACE FOR


DELAY

2Ki 7:5 And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the
Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp
of Syria, behold, there was no man there.

21. Lord before my breakthrough, let me not breakdown.


22. My father, during my breakthrough, let me not slack!
23. After my breakthrough cycle, give me the grace to be vigilant and let my
breakthrough be permanent!
WHEN GOD DOES IT, HE DOES IT IN A WAY NO MAN CAN TAKE HIS
GLORY

2Ki 7:6 For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise
of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and
they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us
the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon
us.
2Ki 7:7 Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their
tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and
fled for their life.

24. Lord, make it happen for me too!


25. When the list of great men and men with uncommon breakthroughs are
compiled this year, let my name not be excluded.
26. Every stronghold that has caused a siege against me and my destiny,
Lord, Harrass them and cause them to flee.
27. In the name of Jesus, I command you spirit of failure to let go of me!

ABUNDANT BREAKTHROUGH HAS GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU


CURRENT LACK

2Ki 7:8 And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the
camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and drink, and carried
thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid it; and came
again, and entered into another tent, and carried thence also, and
went and hid it.

28. Finally, I will break through!


29. Finally, I will breakthrough big time.
30. Everything I have not seen nor touch in a long time I will see it and
touch it again.
31. As the Lord lives, there will be enough and left over in Jesus name.

ORIGINAL BREAKTHROUGH IS BIGGER THAN YOU!

2Ki 7:9 Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a
day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning
light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we
may go and tell the king's household.

32. Lord, I extend my faith send me not common breakthroughs. Send me


breakthrough big enough to bless my generation!
33. Give me breakthrough that I can proudly share publicly!

DIVINE BREAKTHROUGH BRING PROPHECHIES TO PASS


2Ki 7:16 And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the
Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two
measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.

33. Daddy, as you have spoken, Let the word come to pass!

IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL YOU CAN SEE IT AND NOT PARTICIPATE

2Ki 7:17 And the king appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned to
have the charge of the gate: and the people trode upon him in the
gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, who spake when the
king came down to him.

34. I will not only see it, I will partake in Jesus Name!
35. I pray that every enemy of progress around me do not die but be alive to
witness what you will do. After that, if they refuse to repent they can go!

36. Thank you Lord because my breakthrough is here.

FOR WE HAVE PRAYED IN JESUS NAME.


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REMEMBER ME OH LORD!
Prayer Points Posted on the 20th September , 2013

Here is the link for the prophectic declarations that came

"I will be remembered and...." Remember me Oh lord Prayer meeting 20th


September,2013

https://app.box.com/s/x4hnma1tx5s2x51zgpnc
Download and connect

When God remembers, He operates in certain ways.


A. He gives you a new thing

He gives you what you have not seen, or touched or experienced before.

1 Sam 1:19-20 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshiped
before Jehovah, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah. And
Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and Jehovah remembered
her. Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after
Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name
Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.

This has different dimensions.

Sight
1. Remember me Lord, whatever or wherever or whoever New place or thing
(country, town, opportunity etc) I need to see that my joy may be full, let me
see it this year.

Touch
2. Remember me Lord, whatever or wherever or whoever New place or thing
to touch (baby, employment letter, new car keys, my own wedding bridal
gown etc) here are my hands, take them and let them touch them.

Knowledge
3. Remember me Lord, whatever or wherever or whoever New place or thing
I need to know (revelation, training, secret etc), open the well of wisdoms
unto me.

Speech and Song


4. By the anointing that brings remembrance, before this year runs out, I will
sing a new song.
4b. Lord do something that will change my language for good!

Garment
Luk 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and
put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
5. By the reason of the anointing that brings remembrance, before this year
runs out, I will wear a new garment.

6. Lord, turn my season around that I can carry your authority and execute
your counsel.
7. Remember me that my phones will ring again with good news, remember
me again that I may have somewhere productive to go!
B. He uses remembrance to kickstart change. He makes up for lost
time. He reverses time.

Exo_2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his
covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God
looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

8. Lord remember me and hear my cries.


9. Lord remember me and free me from all internal and external opposition.
10. Lord your compassion never fails, let me walk in your compassion and sort
me out.

Gen_21:17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God
called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee,
Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
Gen 21:18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will
make him a great nation.
Gen 21:19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water;
and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

11. Remember me and release the forces of heaven to help me!


12. My father I am tired of walking helter skelter. Hear my voice where I am!
Lord! here and right now, give me rest.
13. Remember me that I may arise!
14. All that I have and all that I am, I give back to you, let your mercy start
a new process on my behalf.
15. Remember me that I may see where my solution is.
16. As the Lord liveth, every good thing that gives me Joy will not die in my
hand.

C. He uses mercy in abundance

You may not deserve it. You may not earn it. No one in your background or
family history has ever received such grace but when you are remembered,
you experience mercy.

Ps 106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented


according to the multitude of his mercies.

17. I may not deserve help because of my past, show me mercy, let mercy
bring me help!
18. I dont want a token, I want to experience a shower of your mercy.
Neh 13: 22 And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse
themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify
the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and
spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.

19. My father, remember me, spare me and show me mercy.


20. Lord let the standard of your remembrance be a function of your mercy.
21. Let the greatness of your mercy make me great.

Luke 23:42 And he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when You come
into Your kingdom.

43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with
me in paradise.

22. Remember me Lord that judgement will not prevail over my destiny
23. Whatever the judgement is, "today" Lord reverse it.

Gen 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all
the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass
over the earth, and the waters asswaged;

24. Remember me that the flood of evil recurrent events will cease.
25. Let the power of your remembrance blow the wind of change into my life.
26. Remember me such that every living thing dependent on me will not
suffer.
27. Remember me divine helper in your mercy so I may be lifted.

D. He gives one more chance

Samson is a very good example of remembrance


He never writes off his covenant
28. Lord don't write me off. Lord remember your covenant.

1 Samuel 16:20 and shouted, "Samson, the Philistines are attacking!"


Samson woke up and thought, "I'll break loose and escape, just as I
always do." He did not realize that the LORD had stopped helping him.

29. Lord wherever I messed up. Let mercy prevail and restore me.
30. Help me again o lord. Remember me and help me again.
31. You left Samson and he became useless. Lord visit me again. I need your
presence. Lord I need it now.
1 Samuel 16:28 Samson prayed, "Please remember me, LORD God.
The Philistines poked out my eyes, but make me strong one last time,
so I can take revenge for at least one of my eyes!"

32. Lord, remove my shame - forever and permanently.


33. Remember me and Restore my eyesight.
34. Vengeance is yours, fight for me.
35. When this chance comes, let me not waste it again.

Despite the human assessment of how his story ended, He completed his
mandate.

1 Samuel 16:30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And
he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords,
and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew
at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.

Remember, his life mandate was to deliver from the philistines

36.Lord, remember me that I may finish well!


37. Lord, remember me so that I will do more at my end than at my beginning!

FOR WE HAVE PRAYED IN JESUS NAME.

FOR THE FULL AUDIO MESSAGE OF THE SERVICE


CLICK

REMEMBER ME OH LORD - PRAYER MEETING AT PREVAILING PRAYERS 20TH SEPTEMBER


2013.mp3

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DIVINE COMPLETION
Posted on the 4th August , 2013

TEXT: PHIL 1: 6, John 11:34-44

KJV -Php 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath
begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
GNB - Php 1:6 And so I am sure that God, who began this good work
in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus.

1. Lord, that you because whatever you start you will complete.
2. I am grateful because you are never tired of me and my issues.
3. My Father, all the glory for the completion of the great things you have
done in my life belong to you.
4. I reiterate that my confidence in you will not die.
5. Only you know what is best for me, Lord! Implement it with uncommon
accuracy.
6. Please keep performing your wonders in my life, ministry and home.
7. Whatever you have started with us will not be aborted in Jesus Name.
8. Daddy whatever you are causing to grow will not die in Jesus Name.
9. Give me the grace to fulfil your intents and purposes for my life in Jesus
Name.

Joh 11:34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him,
Lord, come and see.

10. Jesus initiated change once He asked that question. Initiate a change
through an accurate question in my life
11. Let the laws of life go into kinetic motion once that question is asked.
12. Lord any question I need to answer for my destiny not to be pre-maturely
terminated make me face it and answer it.
13. Like Blind Bartimeaus answered your question and light came into His life
for good. Send light into my life so that I may progress!
14. They said, Come and see. This is my life! This is my home! Aye mi re!
ile mi re! Owo mi re! Ori mi re! ese mi re! This is my pain! Even though the
process has started, this is still my constraint! come and see!
15. Anything in my past that will not allow me to enjoy the fruits of this labor
that you are blessing uproot it!

Joh 11:39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of
him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for
he hath been dead four days.
Joh 16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name; ask
and you will receive, so that your happiness may be complete

16. Father, remove every stumbling block to the fullness of my joy this year!
17. Despite the smell that is still permeating my life, home, business that is
still making me an outcast, Lord roll away the stone that Heaven might access
the cause of the rot!
18. Lord! I ask for rest so that my joy will be full.
19. As the Lord lives, irrespective of what I see my joy will be full

Joh 11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou
wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

20. I believe Lord! I believe, Show me your complete glory.


21. Lord, when you finish with me, for your glory, show my enemies that there
is a God that helps men.

Joh 11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the
dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank
thee that thou hast heard me.

22. Despite the smell, men arose to obey you. Despite the repulsion and my
current state, for my sake and for the completion of my testimony, let men
arise and help me.
23. The competition to bless me, the competition to help me to the very end,
let men fall over themselves to supersede themselves to help me.

Joh 11:42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of
the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou
hast sent me.

24. Before this year ends, complete something that will make men know that
I am on your side and you are on my side.

David said this in 2 ways


1Sa 17:37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of
the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me
out of the hand of this Philistine.

25. Lord! Lord! Lord! Deliver me completely from everything that has always
aborted my dream halfway.

1Sa 17:46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I
will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the
carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the
air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know
that there is a God in Israel.

26. That I may have peace on every side, deliver every opposition into my
hand and in the name of Jesus I smite and bind every principality that will not
allow me to complete this raise.
27. Show the world that there is a living God in my life.

BONUS PRAYER POINT


Joh 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice,
Lazarus, come forth.
1Co 1:28 He chose what the world looks down on and despises and
thinks is nothing, in order to destroy what the world thinks is
important.

Shout like you have never done before!


28. Jesus make me end well and free from shame and in your name I
decree, Let
My healing come forth!
Runaway Husband - call his name e.g Peter come forth!
Health come forth!
Business - come forth!
Admissions come forth!

Joh 11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot
with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus
saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

29. Announce it demonstrate it and declare In the name of Jesus, I am


free! Completely! I am free! I am! I am!

FOR IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED. AMEN

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LORD, DELIVER ME FROM FOOLISHNESS


AND IDOLATRY
Posted on the 18th July , 2013

BONUS VOICE PRAYER BLESSINGS

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO PRAY ALONG - Download, listen and


connect.
https://app.box.com/s/y2a8pg4300xbb5xq9ye4 - Come Forth Blessing and Prayers ( Prayer
meeting 24th July 24th, 2013)

Your Amen must show you agree!

TEXT : EXODUS 32: 1-5

Exo 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down
out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto
Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us;
for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of
Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
Exo 32:2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings,
which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your
daughters, and bring them unto me.
Exo 32:3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were
in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
Exo 32:4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a
graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These
be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Exo 32:5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron
made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD.

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS


Exo 32:2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings,
which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your
daughters, and bring them unto me.
Exo 32:3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were
in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.

1. Thank you Jesus for we will not renege on the contract of grace you have
released on our lives.
2. Only you will I serve for the rest of my life.
3. Daddy I consecrate my life, my destiny afresh to you and your kingdom.
4. As the Lord lives, I will never give an instruction that will destroy the faith
of men in you.
5. I will not supervise the introduction and establishment of error in Jesus
Name.
6. I reject and close very back door and subtle way the devil intends to use to
take way my assets in the name.
7. I will oversee holiness and righteousness in Jesus Name.
8. I will not follow the crowd to answer unrighteous decrees.
9. Aaron failed Lord let me not fail you!
10. If you dont do it, its not because you cant, its because you choose not
help me to keep faith and trust you!

Exo 32:4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a
graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These
be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Exo 32:5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron
made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD.

11. I will not be a receptor of strange gifts.


12. Every gift that I had knowingly received but displeases you, I commit to
restitute and return.
13. Every idol in my life that is hindering me from walking with you with one
mind, Lord I uproot and reject.
14. May I never turn your glory to another in the name of Jesus.
15. I will walk worthy of all pleasing according to your word will please
you.
16. My altars will be before you The almighty Yahweh.
17. I repent of all forms of visits to the wrong places in the pretext of looking
for you.
18. I refuse to proclaim anything contrary to your grace Lord!
19. My tomorrow in Christ is secured and guaranteed.
20. As the Lord lives, I will end well.

FOR IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED. AMEN

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LORD, DELIVER ME FROM


FOOLISHNESS AND PRESUMPTION
Posted on the 17th JUNE , 2013

TEXT : EXODUS 32: 1-5

Exo 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down
out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto
Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us;
for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of
Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
Exo 32:2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings,
which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your
daughters, and bring them unto me.
Exo 32:3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were
in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
Exo 32:4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a
graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These
be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Exo 32:5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron
made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD.

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS

Exo 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down
out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto
Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us;
for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of
Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

1. Thank you Lord because you are faithful and reliable.


2. Thank you father for the fact that you are never late and you work our your
own plans your own way!
3. Lord, let my life not be dictated by assumptions but by divine facts!
4. Deliver me form the syndrome of copying what other people SAY foolishly.
5. Deliver me form the syndrome of copying what other people DO foolishly.
6. Deliver me form the syndrome of copying what other people WANT foolishly.
7. I plead for an independent mind to follow you rather than follow the crowd.
8. Let delay not kill my dreams.
9. Let delay not destroy my aspirations.
10. Father let me not be a slave to the power of delay.
11. Every pending prayer point and desire that I have asked of you, attend to
it Lord!
12. Make me and cause me to walk in the freedom and liberty that even
though there is delay, you are faithful to keep till the breakthrough comes.
13. They saw and interpreted wrongly, Lord let me look and see correctly.
14. Every interpretation of my situation that is incorrect, Lord, deliver me!
15. I declare that as the Lord lives, I see hope!
16. I declare that as the Lord lives, I see greatness even in the face of
downturns.
17. Every mob action that will lead to ungodliness, Lord- set me free from
them.
18. In the name of Jesus, I will not be found among them that destroy the
values of the cross and Christ.
19. Aaron was supposed to lead, he failed! I will not fail you.
20. Every destiny and lives you have placed in my hand, I will not disappoint!
21. Make me a leader indeed for the truth and for your power.
22. When there is need to stand for righteousness, find me worthy.
23. They said to him Lord, surround me with divine helpers and not divine
killers.
24. Every relationship that I have that releases toxin, Daddy, set me free from
them.
25. Whenever I arise, it will be for good and not for sinning.
26. I will not go back to any negative thing I have rejected for the name of
Jesus.
27. I renounce any strange god in my life.
28. Lord no other god is safe only you Keep me faithful.
29. I look beyond my Pastor and Ministers, I put my faith in you Lord!
30. I may not know what is become of my own Moses but I know you will
never leave me.
31. Lord stay with me may I never lose your presence!
32. I speak to my inner man, be strong as the Lord will prove Himself on my
behalf!

FOR IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED. AMEN

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LORD, RAISE A VOICE FOR ME


Posted on the 16th May , 2013

TEXT : GENESIS 37: 18-28

Gen 37:18 They saw him in the distance, and before he reached them,
they plotted against him and decided to kill him.
Gen 37:19 They said to one another, "Here comes that dreamer.
Gen 37:20 Come on now, let's kill him and throw his body into one of
the dry wells. We can say that a wild animal killed him. Then we will
see what becomes of his dreams."
Gen 37:21 Reuben heard them and tried to save Joseph. "Let's not
kill him," he said.
Gen 37:22 "Just throw him into this well in the wilderness, but don't
hurt him." He said this, planning to save him from them and send him
back to his father.
Gen 37:23 When Joseph came up to his brothers, they ripped off his
long robe with full sleeves.
Gen 37:24 Then they took him and threw him into the well, which was
dry.
Gen 37:25 While they were eating, they suddenly saw a group of
Ishmaelites traveling from Gilead to Egypt. Their camels were loaded
with spices and resins.
Gen 37:26 Judah said to his brothers, "What will we gain by killing
our brother and covering up the murder?
Gen 37:27 Let's sell him to these Ishmaelites. Then we won't have to
hurt him; after all, he is our brother, our own flesh and blood." His
brothers agreed,
Gen 37:28 and when some Midianite traders came by, the brothers
pulled Joseph out of the well and sold him for twenty pieces of silver
to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS

Gen 37:18 They saw him in the distance, and before he reached them,
they plotted against him and decided to kill him.
Gen 37:19 They said to one another, "Here comes that dreamer.
Gen 37:20 Come on now, let's kill him and throw his body into one of
the dry wells. We can say that a wild animal killed him. Then we will
see what becomes of his dreams."

1. Thank you Lord because my times are in your hand!


2. I am grateful that your thoughts for me and my family are thoughts of
good and not of evil.
3. they saw him every demonic eyes that is seeing me or will want to see
me and cause me pain please incapacitate that sight. Distract them Lord.
4. May I Lord not be left at the mercy of evil seeing eyes in Jesus Name!
5. Let your glory overshadow me so much that all who look at me will work in
line with your plan for my life.
6. Insulate my family against any hindering and monitoring spirit.
7. As we walk in life, we ask that you will preserve us from traps intended to
cause us harm.
8. Preserve my innocence and keep me weeping.
9. Let my open mindedness about my dreams and plans not become a trap
to be used against me.
10. Joseph was a victim of plain classic jealousy. Lord let it end well for me!
11. Every decision anywhere taken to cut short your purpose for my life
spiritually and physically, Lord! terminate it.
12. Every form of conspiracy against my family, I command it to be thwarted
in Jesus Name.
13. Every form of conspiracy against my ministry and spiritual growth, I
command it to be thwarted in Jesus name.
14. Every sense of urgency to carry out an evil plan against us, delay it. Deny
it.
15. I reject an obituary already written on my behalf when my time has not
yet been authorized by you!

Gen 37:21 Reuben heard them and tried to save Joseph. "Let's not
kill him," he said.
Gen 37:22 "Just throw him into this well in the wilderness, but don't
hurt him." He said this, planning to save him from them and send him
back to his father.
Gen 37:23 When Joseph came up to his brothers, they ripped off his
long robe with full sleeves.
Gen 37:24 Then they took him and threw him into the well, which was
dry.

16. Give me hope! Lord all the time. Give me hope Lord!
17. Lord, raise a voice for me when all is working against the plans you have
given me.
18. Timing is critical. Let it work in my favor.
19. When everyone has given up on me, give me hope.
20. Reuben spoke firmly, Let the voice you raise speak firmly for me.
21. Let the principle of delay be used in out favor.
22. They may take my robe , life may make me naked Lord cover me!
23. The well was dry Lord, preempt every plan of the evil one against our
ministry and business.
24. Josephs Dad was waiting for him at home. Lord preserve our children
from the evil of today and each day.
25. Turn it around whatever is planned against me turn it around Lord!

Gen 37:25 While they were eating, they suddenly saw a group of
Ishmaelites traveling from Gilead to Egypt. Their camels were loaded
with spices and resins.
Gen 37:26 Judah said to his brothers, "What will we gain by killing
our brother and covering up the murder?
Gen 37:27 Let's sell him to these Ishmaelites. Then we won't have to
hurt him; after all, he is our brother, our own flesh and blood." His
brothers agreed,
Gen 37:28 and when some Midianite traders came by, the brothers
pulled Joseph out of the well and sold him for twenty pieces of silver
to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.

26. While they were eating Lord, execute you full plan speedily!
27. Arise for me suddenly Lord arise for me!
28. Pull me out this well! Deliver me from every trap that I have fallen into.
29. Judah spoke again Dont give up on me Lord! Raise a voice for growth
and increase.
30. Take me Lord to where I will excel

FOR IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED. AMEN

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REMOVAL OF OBSTACLES
TO PROGRESS ! (PART 2)
Posted on the 11th April, 2013

2Ki 2:5 And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to
Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away
thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it;
hold ye your peace.
2Ki 2:6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the
LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as
thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.
2Ki 2:7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to
view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
2Ki 2:8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and
smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that
they two went over on dry ground.
2Ki 2:9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah
said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away
from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy
spirit be upon me.
2Ki 2:10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if
thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but
if not, it shall not be so.
2Ki 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that,
behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted
them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
2Ki 2:12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the
chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more:
and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
2Ki 2:13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and
went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;
2Ki 2:14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and
smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and
when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither:
and Elisha went over.
2Ki 2:15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at
Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And
they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before
him.

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS..

2Ki 2:5 And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to
Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away
thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it;
hold ye your peace.
2Ki 2:6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the
LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as
thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.
2Ki 2:7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to
view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.

1. Lord, I am grateful that I will fulfill all that you have ordained me to do and
become.
2. I reject any form of confusion as pertaining to what I know in life and in
your word. Grant me clarity.
3. Give me the grace to be consistent.
4. Jericho is a place to war and win Let me know loose in the battles of life.
5. None of my family member will be a victim of loss of focus.
6. On the day you have decided to do great things, I will not be a spectator
I will participate!

2Ki 2:8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and
smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that
they two went over on dry ground.
2Ki 2:9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah
said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away
from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy
spirit be upon me.

7. Lord, Help me to use what you have given me to achieve your purpose for
my life.
8. I crave your unction! Give me Lord.
9. Elijah used the mantle, Moses used the rod as a point of contact for the
miracles they performed, use my life for your glory.
10. Every obstacle standing between my family and its breakthrough, divide
them oh Lord and open a way for me.
11. There are great things ahead of my life after this next hurdle, help me to
overcome to the other side.
12. when they were gone over Lord tell me what next!
13. All that I have been asking you, that has been pending have mercy now!
14. Let me not miss it before it be taken away.
15. Let a double portion of power fall on me Lord!
16. Let a double portion of strength for greatness fall on me Lord!
17. Let a double portion of increase fall on my vocation, ministry and
assignment!
18. Let a double portion of love fall on me Lord!

2Ki 2:10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if
thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but
if not, it shall not be so.
2Ki 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that,
behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted
them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
2Ki 2:12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the
chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more:
and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
2Ki 2:14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and
smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and
when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither:
and Elisha went over.

19. No matter hard it seems or look, turn it to positive history.


20. Everybody is moving forward, let me come out fine.
21. Every condition you have given in your word for positive results help me
to meet them.
22. In the name of Jesus, Lord, help me to walk in the supernatural!
23. Let me see! Lord let me see! Let me see! Whatever I need to see Lord
let me see.
24. When it matters, let me not be spiritually blind!
25. I have been hearing about it, Lord I will hold it. I will touch it.
26. Where is the LORD God of Elijah? - SHOW UP IN MY LIFE OH LORD!
27. Where is the LORD God of Elijah? SHOW IN MY HOME! REVEAL YOUR
GLORY LORD
28. Let my tomorrow be better than my today. Elisha did what is mentor did
and more Help me to do more and do better.

FOR IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED. AMEN.

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REMOVAL OF OBSTACLES
TO PROGRESS !
Posted on the 18th March, 2013

Introduction
Elisha was an ordinary farmer. A commoner. God must have seen
something in him to nominate him to be a replacement for a very
successful Elijah.
However, in order to fulfil this purpose, there are some obstacles he
had to confront and deal with directly or indirectly, knowingly or
subtly!

TEXT : I Kings 19: 16-21, 2:1-25

1Ki 19:16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king
over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou
anoint to be prophet in thy room.
1Ki 19:19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of
Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and
he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle
upon him.
1Ki 19:20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me,
I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee.
And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?
1Ki 19:21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen,
and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the
oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and
went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.
2Ki 2:1 And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into
heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2Ki 2:2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the
LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD
liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down
to Bethel.
2Ki 2:3 And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth
to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take
away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it;
hold ye your peace.
2Ki 2:4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for
the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth,
and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.
2Ki 2:5 And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to
Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away
thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it;
hold ye your peace.
2Ki 2:6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the
LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as
thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.
2Ki 2:7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to
view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
2Ki 2:8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and
smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that
they two went over on dry ground.

FATHER, IN THE NAME OF JESUS

1Ki 19:16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king
over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou
anoint to be prophet in thy room.
1Ki 19:19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of
Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and
he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle
upon him.

1. Lord , Thank you because my season of change will not pass me by.
2. Daddy, give me grace to excel in this season of turnaround.
3. Make me a worthy successor to great things.
4. Open a door for me and my family in the zone of great people.
5. Every obstacle that what to keep me behind the scene remove Lord!
6. Every law in my family or background that does not want my generation
to break ALL imposed limits, Lord terminate such laws.
7. Every covering that has continued to make me invisible, cast it away.
8. Whenever you need people for great accomplishments, find me and use
me.
9. I pray that my Head and my life will not reject your mantle.
10. Every spiritual allergy and adverse reaction to godly and divine
promotion, deliver us from them.

1Ki 19:20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me,
I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee.
And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?
1Ki 19:21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen,
and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the
oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and
went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.

11. Please let my reaction to news of Joy be positive.


12. Every negative attachment to my friends and family that will make me
ignore your call and loose a glorious future, deliver me.
13. Help me to set my priorities right.
14. Grant me the commitment to say and mean, I will follow you
15. Give me the grace to burn my past and move forward.

2Ki 2:1 And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into
heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2Ki 2:2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the
LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD
liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down
to Bethel.

16. Every prince of Persia delaying the arrival of the results of my heart cry
all these years and weeks, remove them.
17. This is the season, This is the time, Implement it Lord!
18. In the name of Jesus, I will not be nave or gullible when my season has
arrived.
19. Please give me a sense of awareness of my seasons.
20. Lord, Let me know, when it is here so I can be ready.
21. Grant me grace to be ready.
22. Every obstacle of ill preparation, Lord! remove now - Oh Lord.
23. Lord, Let the gift of discernment work in my life.
24. Let me see what I need to see. Remove every vision killer in my life.
25. Let me be sensitive to know what to agree to and what to disagree.
26. When its the time to wait and stay. I will not leave.
27. Every form of foolishness that makes me not to follow up on opportunity,
reverse that trait and tendency.
28. Every form of Laziness and sloughtfulness, that makes me not to follow
up on opportunity, reverse that trait and tendency.
29. Going to Bethel was the start of Elishas ministry, he did not waste it, Lord
all the first opportunities that I have waste, give me another chance! Lord give
me another chance.
30. Bethel is a place of encounter, every excess luggage that I am carrying or
trying to carry that will make me miss the priestly encounter, I drop it now
in Jesus Name.

2Ki 2:3 And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth
to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take
away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it;
hold ye your peace.

31. Keep me far away from people who dont know my vision and are not
interested in it.
32. Deliver me from Hangers on who are parasitic.
33. I reject the spirit of a local champion. I want to be a godly champion of a
generation for Christ.
34. The tendency to go halfway and not get there in my life, I command to
be terminated in Jesus Name.
35. They are everywhere, they may even mean well but they hinder progress
Please show them to me.
36. Help me to remain grounded for the rest of my life irrespective of my level
of breakthroughs.
37. The fact that they know does not mean they will help, Be my helper for
the rest of my life.
38. Every offer that is given to me that will cause pain and regrets in the
future, give me grace to decipher and reject it.
39. I receive power to speak right in rejecting every offer that is not in line
with your will.
40. Every plan by the devil to distract me now that I have finally gotten it
right, I command it to hold its peace

2Ki 2:4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for
the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth,
and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.

41. Help me Lord to progress to the next level!


42. Jericho is a place of warfare, give me fresh unction to war and win.
43. For every progress I make, Let me be consistent.
44. All forms of inconsistency in my planning, execution, Lord remove!
45. The power that makes people give up without getting their blessing,
remove it from my life!

FOR IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED. AMEN.

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UNCOMMON DIRECTION -
GRANT ME GOOD SPEED !
Posted on the 14th February, 2013

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS..

TEXT : GENESIS 24: 10-22

Gen 24:10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his
master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand:
and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
Gen 24:11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by
a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women
go out to draw water.
Gen 24:12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray
thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my
master Abraham.
Gen 24:13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the
daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:
Gen 24:14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall
say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall
say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she
that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I
know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

Father, in the Name of Jesus.

Gen 24:10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his
master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand:
and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
Gen 24:11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by
a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women
go out to draw water.

1. Thank you Jesus because the rest of my journey this year will be safe.
2. As I Proceed, let me not fail.
3. I crave your presence Lord, go with me.
4. As I depart towards, my life goals this year, let me now falter.
5. The grace to arise and pursue, Lord give me.
6. Every pending trip that I have had constraints on Let them happen!
Lord.
7. Grant me clear direction as to where to settle.
8. Lead me to the well of my miracle.
9. Let my timing be perfect for my breakthrough.
10. Let my decisions and choices have a basis to succeed.

Gen 24:12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray


thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my
master Abraham.
Gen 24:13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the
daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

11. Lord, let me never get tired of praying. Help me to yet pray.
12. Give me good speed in my career and profession.
13. Give good speed to my relationships, let them thrive well.
14. Lord, good speed means success. Make a Success in all areas of my life.
15. Let your hand in my life show that you are the one in charge of my choices.
16. Please Lord! put your mark on my destiny.
17. Show kindness to me and my family.
18. Grant us uncommon favor!
19. Let the breakthrough meet me where you have placed me.
20. Roll back my years of toiling, please let me be found for good things.
21. Put joy in my mouth and peace in my heart as I stand in the place you
have called me.

Gen 24:14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall
say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall
say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she
that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I
know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
Gen 24:15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that,
behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah,
the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her
shoulder.

22. Show me the parameters of success.


23. Give me the framework for making the right decisions.
24. I need you to sort out every form of confusion in my life.
25. Confirm your promises in the life of my family.
26. Let it come to pass in the name of Jesus!!
27. Father, now is the time, remember me oh Lord.
28. Do it speedily, Do it now.
29. Show the kindness now to me and my family
30. Let him or her that you have destined to be my divine helper show forth.

Gen 24:16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither
had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her
pitcher, and came up.
Gen 24:17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray
thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

31. Let the answer to my prayers justify that you are indeed a good God.
32. Give me an original! I am tired of used products and second class items.
33. Daddy, provide a brand new solution to my age old issues.
34. Beyond my wildest expectations, surprise me this year!
35. When it is time to connect, let me not be found delaying.

Gen 24:18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down
her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
Gen 24:19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will
draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

36. My father, confirm your word in my life.


37. Let Heaven arrange it as it has purposed no error Lord.
38. When my day of recognition comes, let me walk into divine arrangement.
39. Help me to go the extra mile when needed to I can be selected for
greatness.
40. I receive power for great initiative

Gen 24:20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough,
and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his
camels.
Gen 24:21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit
whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
41. On the day of my breakthrough, I will not break down.
42. Complete my miracles Lord!
43. Cause me to see wonders this year.
44. Make a wonder Lord.
45. While you are working it out, let me be patient to see you work it out.

Thank you Father for answered prayers as we have prayed in Jesus


Name.

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UNCOMMON DIRECTION
Posted on the 16th January, 2013

TEXT : GENESIS 24: 1-14

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS..

Gen 24:1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the
LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
Gen 24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that
ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
Gen 24:3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven,
and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son
of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
Gen 24:4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and
take a wife unto my son Isaac.
Gen 24:5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman
will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy
son again unto the land from whence thou camest?
Gen 24:6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring
not my son thither again.
Gen 24:7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's
house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me,
and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he
shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my
son from thence.
Gen 24:8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then
thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither
again.
Gen 24:9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham
his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

Gen 24:1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the
LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

1. Thank you Lord because my season is about to change for good.


2. Thank you for the next level - you will lead me into it.
3. Let the blessings you have given me extend to the next generation.
4. Lead me to develop a plan that will ensure that Divine greatness not only
starts with me but never ends with me.
5. Abraham was sensitive to the law of season, quicken my senses spiritual,
moral, financial to do that which is needed.
6. I will not be static this year.
7. I will end well.
8. Abraham ended well, my sojourn as a believer will end well.
9. Abraham never expired on the way, I will not expire.
10. Abraham had peace to plan, okan e bale, Lord give rest to be able to
figure out 2013 and follow through.

Gen 24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that
ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
Gen 24:3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven,
and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son
of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

11. Guidance comes by Instruction, Instruct me Lord.


12. I speak to my ears to receive divine instruction.
13. As I receive instruction, I receive grace to speak right.
14. Surround me with trustworthy people that will help my divine mandate
this year.
15. Wherever my Eleazar is, send him to me and send me to him.
16. Make me a ruler, make me a problem solver.
17. Loyalty follows guidance, Lord make me reliable to execute your plans for
my life.
18. I pray that you will give my wife, husband, Children, associate the spirit
of commitment.
19. I pledge Lord to execute your instruction Make it clear!
20. I reject confusion, I renounce stubbornness, I receive compliance.
21. Let me know where to take from, what to take, where to go and what to
do Clarity Lord!!!

Gen 24:4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and
take a wife unto my son Isaac.
Gen 24:5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman
will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy
son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

22. But thou shalt go Relocate me Lord!


23. Relocate me amongst people who know you and are willing to walk with
you.
24. Relocate my business and carrier from also rans to a winning group
25. Show me clearly which country, which city, which street I need to
move to this year!
26. Lord help me to re-clarify my life goals. I have been everything but this
year I want to be someone who matters.
27. Before Eleazer left at all, you had prepared a plan let me not work
outside your plan.
28. Grant me answer when I seek clarifications.

Gen 24:7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's
house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me,
and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he
shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my
son from thence.

29. Lord! YOU HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL, YOU WILL PROVE YOURSELF THIS YEAR!
30. Abraham had a testimony, this year I will not be put to shame.
31. Every password that I need to unlock pending promises, give me now!
32. Every instruction killer that has derailed your plans for me in the past,
terminate them now.
32. My life will be lived to the full. I will live a complete life henceforth.
33. Send your angels before me and give me favor!
34. Send your angels before me and give me solution!
35. Send your angels before me and surprise me!
36. Send your angels before me and give sort me out!
37. Send your angels before me and use one stone to kill all the remaining
birds in my prayer point list!

Gen 24:8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then
thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither
again.
Gen 24:9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham
his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
38. I dont want unwilling partners in my walk in life, guide me to people who
will cooperate with me.
39. Make a willing partner to help men fulfil their destinies.
40. Lord, I commit to do your will and follow your plans.
41. Thanks you Daddy because you have heard and you will lead me in 2013

FOR IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED.

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ITS MY TIME, IT IS HERE!! IT HAS COME!! PART 2


(2012 / 2013 YEAR CROSSOVER PRAYER POINTS)

Posted on the 30th December 2012 1st January, 2013

TEXT

Num 27:1 Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher,
the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the
families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of
his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.
Num 27:2 And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest,
and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
Num 27:3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the
company of them that gathered themselves together against the
LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no
sons.
Num 27:4 Why should the name of our father be done away from
among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a
possession among the brethren of our father.
Num 27:5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.
Num 27:6 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Num 27:7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely
give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's
brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass
unto them.
Num 27:8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If
a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass
unto his daughter.
Num 27:9 And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his
inheritance unto his brethren.
Num 27:10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his
inheritance unto his father's brethren.

FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS..

Num 27:5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.

1. Thank you Lord because you are faithful.


2. Thank you Father because you are reliable and I know that I can always
come to you.
3. I am grateful because as the current year ends, you will hearken unto me.
4. Thank you for the gift of life for me and my family.
5. Thank you Lord because I will not fail not falter to walk into the New Year
in your will perfect will.
6. As Moses came to your presence, Lord I come too, accept me and grant me
grace to pray and seek your face.
7. My cause shall not go unattended to in Jesus Name.
8. As the Lord lives, I will never wander away from your presence.
9. I and all that you have given me, will serve you and please you for the rest
of our lives.
10. As I go into the New Year, the urge to stay in your presence will not
disappear from my live in Jesus Name.
11. Daddy, I have no other way, I plead that all pending matters for me and
my family be dealt with in your mercy.

Num 27:6 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

12. Daddy, I reject all forms of spiritual deafness in Jesus Name.


13. May the door of divine revelation not block in my life.
14. Before and after the New Year, I will hear you clearly!
15. Let your voice sort out all the confusion about my future and destiny.
16. Let your voice sort out all the confusion about my family.
17. Let your voice sort out all the confusion about my business.
18. Let your voice sort out all the confusion about my ministry.
19. Whatever it is, please, dont leave me dry Speak! Lord Speak!
20. There is peace when you speak, Please outline the New Year and your
plans for me.
21. I crave clarity, show me the path of rest and peace.
22. If you do not speak, I will be prone to error and regrets. Please Lord give
me the Word that will help me to avoid the errors of people who have gone
before.

Num 27:7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely
give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's
brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass
unto them.

23. The daughters of Zelophehad speak right Lord, acknowledge me.


24. Lord, like Jesus prayed at the tomb of Lazarus, acknowledge the
relationship I have with you and let it grow into the New Year.
25. Teach me to speak right continually.
26. Lord, the keyword is SURELY. Let all that you have promised in your word
for me surely come to pass in the New year!
27. Lord I receive the return of all that is lost in multiple folds for me and my
family.
28. This New Year, the anointing of the Lord in my life will not run dry! In
Jesus Name!
29. Whatever has been taken away from us, and has set us back, Lord restore.
30. I decree the restoration of all our possessions in Jesus name.
31. All that others have had but had been passed by us, remember us oh Lord!
32. All inheritance that has been passed over us Cause it to pass back to us
Lord!

Num 27:9 And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his


inheritance unto his brethren.
Num 27:10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his
inheritance unto his father's brethren.

33. Lord, use my matter to set a positive legacy for the world in this New Year.
34. I ask of you that in the next Twelve calendar months, I will set records for
my generation.
35. Use me and my family as a model for the kingdom and its righteousness.
36. 2013 will answer to me.
37. 2013 will answer to my family positively and for good.
38. 2013 will be a year of Peace in every side
39. 2013 will reveal a new me in Christ.
40. 2013 will bring forth remembrance.
41. In 2013, the laws of life, the laws of relationships, the laws of grace and
the laws of a new beginning will answer to me and my family in Jesus Name.
42. Thank you Lord because it is done!
FOR IN JESUS NAME WE HAVE PRAYED.

Finishing Well
2 Timothy 4:7 ESV / 110 helpful votes

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Acts 20:24 ESV / 54 helpful votes

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my
course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of
God.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that
you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a
perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating
the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself
should be disqualified.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every
weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before
us,

Philippians 3:14 ESV / 40 helpful votes

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:10-14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good
work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power,
according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the
Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered
us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom
we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Luke 14:28-30 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he
has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all
who see it begin to mock him, saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the
day of Jesus Christ.

2 John 1:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.

Hebrews 10:35 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

Philippians 3:12-16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own,
because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my
own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I
press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us
who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also
to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

Luke 14:25-35 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, If anyone comes to me
and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes,
and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come
after me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit
down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a
foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, ...

James 1:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
Romans 8:29 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in
order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And
behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his
property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his
ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with
them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more.
But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money.
...

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in
spirit.

Luke 21:5-38 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and
offerings, he said, As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be
left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down. And they asked him, Teacher,
when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?
And he said, See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, I am he!
and, The time is at hand! Do not go after them. And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not
be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once. ...

Luke 14:31-33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate
whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of
peace. So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.
Luke 12:40 ESV / 4 helpful votes

You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him
endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

2 Timothy 4:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens
has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with
all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave
you.

Acts 7:59-60 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And falling to
his knees he cried out with a loud voice, Lord, do not hold this sin against them. And when he
had said this, he fell asleep.

John 19:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, It is finished, and he bowed his head and gave
up his spirit.

John 17:1-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour
has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority
over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that
they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth,
having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own
presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. ...

Luke 23:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices
prevailed.
Luke 21:27-28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when
these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is
drawing near.

Luke 14:34-35 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is of no use either
for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Jeremiah 32:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?

Luke 18:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And taking the twelve, he said to them, See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that
is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished.

Luke 7:36-50 ESV / 2 helpful votes

One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and took
his place at the table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that
he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and
standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them
with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the
Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, If this man were a prophet, he would
have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner. And
Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he answered, Say it,
Teacher. ...

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 1 helpful vote

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and
for training in righteousness,

Start Strong, Finish Strong


1 Peter 1:13-16 October 19, 2007 TMC243

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We had a pilot in our church years ago who flew 747s to Europe from Los
Angeles. And when you get into one of those planes, theres a computer. You punch in
the longitude and latitude of the takeoff, and you punch in the longitude and latitude of
the landing strip, and the plane flies to that. Well, one day, they were up in the air, and
they realized that they were headed for London in their minds, but their airplane was
headed for Brazil. And he, when he realized what was going on, he realized they were
on a deadline for Sao Paolo or Rio, Brazil. And it all happened because of one
mispunch on the computer. And, the difference was massive at the end, though very
small at the beginning.

Its really what you do at the beginning. Its how you set the course at the
beginning. Now, let me just talk to you about some of the things that are important with
regard to this. I want to take you to a scripture in 1 Peter chapter 1. First Peter chapter
1. This verse establishes for us something of this thought that I just planted in your
mind about setting direction. Verse 13. First Peter 1:13. Therefore, gird your minds for
action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you
at the revelation of Jesus Christ. What does the saying, lets start at the back and go
back to the front, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the
revelation of Jesus Christ, start by fixing your direction on meeting Christ. Thats your
goal. You want to be able to meet Christ at the revelation of Christ, unashamed, bold,
hearing well-done, good, and faithful servant. Okay? Thats your long-range
objective. Thats where you want to land your ship. From where you are now, to the
time when the Lord Jesus Christ is revealed to you, and when He rewards His own.

How do you get there? How do you guarantee that that goal will be met? Well, the
beginning of the verse says, gird your mind. This is a pretty simple idea. In ancient
days, they wore tunics and tunics kind of were like a dress, a very loose-fitting
garment. And if you were engaging in any kind of action, any kind of running, any kind
of combat, any kind of labor, anything that required focus and attention, and getting
everything out of your way, you put on a sash, you put on a belt, and you pulled it tight
so that your dress wasnt flying in the breeze. You certainly didnt want to go into war
like that. Thats why in Ephesians 6 when it talks about the armor of the Christian, it
starts with the belt of truth.

Its truthfulness actually, commitment. What ties all the loose ends of your life together
is a commitment that this is a serious endeavor, a serious engagement, a serious task,
and I cant have things flying loose. Pull in all the loose ends of your life. Thats what
Peter says. Prepare your mind to eliminate all entanglements, like Hebrews 12, isnt
it? Laying aside whatever entangles you, the sin that easily entangles you to run the
race that is set before you. Your mind is not just your intellect but all your faculties. Its
a matter of pulling in all the loose ends in all your faculties. Be alert in the mental,
spiritual dimensions of your life.

The language here in the original is to call for a decisive act. Stop letting your thoughts,
your purposes, your decisions hang loose. I hate that phrase. Thats the opposite of
what Peter is talking about, and its a popular phrase. It comes from surfing. Hang
loose. Thats the opposite of what Peter would want you to do. Pull everything up as
tight as you can possibly get it. You dont go through life as a Christian in a leisure
fashion if you intend to hit the goal that youve established, and that is to be pleasing to
the Lord when you see Him face to face.

He adds this in verse 13. Keep sober. Hes not talking about, as opposed to being
drunk, although there are times when that can refer to alcohol. Hes talking about clarity
of mind. Sobermindedness, seriousness. A spiritual steadfastness, self-control,
balanced priorities. A disciplined mind, if you will, that is not intoxicated by the
allurements of the world.

In chapter 5 verse 8 he says the same thing again. Be sober. Be on the


alert. Why? Because your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion,
seeking someone to devour. Moral decisiveness. Mental alertness. You cant go
through life recklessly overexposing yourself to the sins of this society and the world
around you. This is spiritual self-discipline. I am profoundly concerned about how
much the culture has encroached upon the church. The evil part of the culture, the
baser elements of the culture have encroached upon the church so significantly that
now, there are many preachers who think its clever to express themselves even in a
pulpit in the baser elements of culture, to become highly familiar with the worst of the
culture, the baser forms of entertainment. To know all the bad television, foul music,
and bad movies, and all their storylines is somehow a way to culturally connect.

No, thats a way to assure yourself that you will not maintain spiritual self-
discipline. You cant overexpose yourself to what is toxic without having it have an
effect on you. Its one thing to have the people in the pew do it and the preacher to
correct them. Its something else for the preacher to identify with that as if theres some
legitimacy to it. You cant identify with outworkings of corruption and then try to speak
against the worldview that is behind it. Spiritual self-discipline is critical. Pulling in the
loose ends of your life, making sure that you think on what is good and holy and just
and true. Philippians 4:8.

So let me give you some practical ways that, through the years, I have thought about
how to do this, okay? And this goes back in my life a long, long time. Number one. If I
want to pull in the loose ends of my life, first of all, I have to remember this: remember
who owns me. Remember who owns me. Who owns me. Acts 20:28 says that God
has purchased the church with His own blood. First Corinthians 6:19 and 20 says
youre not your own; youre bought with a price. Therefore, glorify God in your spirit and
in your body which are Gods. First Peter 1, right where we are, look at verse 14. As
obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your
ignorance. Theres the same point I was just making. Stay away from the corruption
you have been saved from. Dont make it, now that youre a Christian, some form of
entertainment or identification with the culture. But rather, like the Holy One who called
you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior because it is written: You shall be
holy, for I am holy. If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according
to each mans work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;
knowing that you were not redeemed or purchased with perishable things like silver or
gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood,
as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

Remember who owns you. You have been bought. You have been purchased. You
have been purchased by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ with precious blood, precious
because Christ is precious. Christ is precious because Christ is perfect, pleasing to the
Father because He is God.

A few months ago, we talked about this idea of being a slave to Christ. Thats the same
essential concept. We have been bought. We are now owned. We are not our
own. We cannot serve two masters, but only one, two masters for a slave would be an
impossibility. We are called to obey everything the Master tells us to do. We are
subject to an alien will. When we dont specifically what He wants us to do, we seek
ways in which we can please Him. He alone has the right to render discipline upon us
and to evaluate us as to reward. We have no protection but what our Master provides
to us, and no provision but what He gives to us. We are slaves. We have been
bought. But, this is a premium kind of slavery because our Master makes us sons, and
joint heirs, and blesses us with all spiritual blessings and heavenlies in Christ Jesus,
and will one day allow us to share everything that is His in the glories of heaven. But
He owns us. My life is not my own. I have been ransomed, and He bought me out of
the slave market. He bought me out of condemnation. He paid the penalty for my sin. I
was under a curse, Galatians 3. He took the curse upon Himself in my place, that I
might be delivered from that curse.

I love that hymn that we were singing because it does express the essence of the
gospel, the last one that we sang, that it is, when it is all said and done, about God and
heaven. I love that last line. Everything else, let it go. Everything else, I would
abandon. Salvation is about God and heaven. You receive God and you receive
heaven. He purchased us for that. So, for me, it really all began long, long ago when I
was your age, and I was a college student, and I came to grips with the fact that my life
was not my own. Its still not my own; it never will be my own. I have been
purchased. I am a slave to Christ, a willing slave.

Secondly, and this is another important focus, I think, for us. If you want to keep
soberminded, if you want to pull in the loose ends of your life and maintain spiritual self-
discipline, you remember who owns you, and secondly, you look back to the covenant
of salvation. You look back to the covenant of salvation. This is a missing element in
preaching today. Its a missing element in evangelism today. Clearly, a missing
element. But when you became a believer, you basically made a vow. You made a
commitment. If you were genuinely saved, you said, I turn from my sin and I submit to
Your lordship, Christ. I accept your sacrifice on my behalf. I acknowledge that I am a
slave, and You are my Master. I give You my life. The entry act of salvation is an act
of obedience because the gospel is a command. Repent. Repent. Believe. God has
commanded all men everywhere to repent. Its a command. You obeyed the
command. Salvation was the initial act of obedience. It is the first true act of obedience
in your life. Prior to that, theres none good, none righteous. Were all
disobedient. Romans 3.

The first act of obedience was obeying the call to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to
repent of your sin. And at that point, you were vowing obedience and submission. How
easy it is to forget that original covenant.

Go back to the beginning of 1 Peter 1 for a moment. And Peter, an apostle of Jesus
Christ, is writing to believers residing as aliens scattered around those various
places. Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. And then, he describes them
this way. Who are chosen, they are the elect, as are all believers. They are elect
according to the foreknowledge of God, the Father, the predetermined identification of
the Father. Then, notice this, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit. You are chosen by
Gods foreknowledge and election. It is the Spirit who sanctifies you. And then this, its
a purpose clause: In order that you may obey Jesus Christ. Its why you were
saved. To obey Jesus Christ.
Thats why, in the Great Commission, our Lord says to His disciples and to all of us, Go
baptize and teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. The
Christian life is not selective in the sense that you pick out the things that youd like to
obey and ignore the ones you dont want to obey. When you came to Christ, you came
at a level of desperation that says, I want God, and I want heaven, and I want
deliverance from hell, and I submit myself to You, deny myself, take up my cross, follow
You. You are my Kurios, my Lord. I am Your slave, your doulos. I submit to You.

If salvation is anything at all, from the standpoint of the sinner, it is a commitment to


obey Jesus Christ. And then Peter says a very interesting thing here in verse 2. And
be sprinkled with His blood. What is that? We are elect, according to the
foreknowledge of God. We are set apart. This is the sanctifying work of the Spirit that
begins in salvation, by the power of the Spirit, in order that we may live a life of
obedience to Jesus Christ. And then he adds, and be sprinkled with His blood.

What is he talking about? Well, hes writing to Jews who would know exactly what he
was talking about. Go back to Exodus 24. Exodus 24. And this is one of the most
interesting occasions I think in the Pentateuch. Moses has the law, and in verse 1, he is
told to Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and 70 of the elders of
Israel, and worship at a distance. Moses alone, however, shall come near to the Lord,
but they shall not come near, nor shall the people come up with him. Then Moses
came and recounted to the people all the words of the Lord and all the
ordinances. That is, Moses gave the people the law that God had given him.

And notice the response in verse 3: and all the people answered with one voice and
said, All the words which the Lord has spoken we will do! Well, thats a noble
commitment, isnt it? Thats a vow. Its to be expected. God has declared His
commands in the law given to Moses. Moses reiterates those commands to the people,
and they do the only thing that you can possibly do if you desire a relationship with God
and blessing from God. They make a commitment to obey. It is a vow. It is a vow.

So, verse 4, Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. Then he arose early in the
morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain with 12 pillars for the 12 tribes of
Israel. And he sent young men of the sons of Israel, and they offered burnt offerings
and sacrificed young bulls as peace offerings to the Lord. And now, follow this: Moses
took half of the blood and put it in basins, and the other half of the blood he sprinkled on
the altar. Then he took the book of the covenant, the law of God, and read it. He had
already recited it to them. Then he had written it down, and now he reads what he has
written down in the hearing of the people; and they said, and heres the second time,
all that the Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!

This is precisely, legitimately, and honestly what a true conversion is like. You say, Im
done with my sin, I submit to you, O Lord, I will obey. Forgive my sin. Grant me
salvation. I submit to You as my sovereign Lord. Thats, on the surface at least, what
the people were saying. We vow to be obedient.

Then, verse 8. So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it, or sloshed it, on the people,
and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord has made with you in
accordance with all those words.

In ancient times when covenants were made, animals were killed and blood was
shed. To seal covenants, the blood was placed upon the people who made the
covenant or the vow. In this case, this blood is collected from these animals that are
slaughtered. And we dont know how many of them were slaughtered, but many, many
of them, for this is a large, large congregation. The blood was put in large, flat
containers, and then sloshed across the heads of the people to symbolize their
commitment to obedience.

Unfortunately, tragically, they didnt keep their promises. Sad. They did not keep their
promises. That whole generation died in the wilderness, as we know.

Now, you can go back to Peter. Peter is saying, borrowing from that, that when you
were saved, chosen by the foreknowledge of God, set apart in salvation by the work of
the Spirit, you were set apart to obey Jesus Christ, and you symbolically were sloshed
with His blood as a symbol of a vow that you made. The primary purpose of sprinkling
the blood was to consecrate the parties. The blood on the altar relates to God, the
blood on the people relates to them. They are dedicating themselves to
obedience. And when we as believers are saved by the sanctifying work of the Spirit,
we are brought into a covenant relationship of obedience to God thats been sealed in
blood. Its as if His blood has been splattered on us. Peters point is that the death of
Christ actually satisfies God, of course, and brings men into a covenant of obedience.

Look down to verse 22. Peter says, You have in obedience to the truth purified your
souls. Hes referring to salvation. Salvation is that moment in your life when you said:
I will obey. I submit. I commit to a life of obedience to Christ. Splatter me with His
blood. What are the keys to discipline day in and day out, commitment that can bring
you to the final end? First, remember who owns you; and secondly, keep the covenant
you made, the covenant of obedience you made at your salvation. The Lord will never
go back on His covenant, but how often we go back on ours. Thirdly, recognize all sin
as a severe violation of God. Recognize all sin as a severe violation of God.

Verse 14. As obedient children, dont be conformed to the former lusts which were
yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also
in all your behavior; because it is written, this comes from Leviticus, You shall be holy,
for I am holy. If you say you belong to Me, if you say you are Mine, if you say I am your
Father, I am your God, if you say that you desire to honor Me and to worship Me, and to
praise Me, and adore Me, and lift Me up, then you must pursue holiness. Be holy
yourselves, also in all your behavior as the Holy One Himself is holy.

Any failure at that point is a severe violation of a standard of holiness that God has set
in His own perfection. We cant be exactly like the Lord, obviously. We cant be as
perfect as God is perfect. But it can be our goal, as Paul puts it in his letter to the
Corinthians, Cleanse yourselves from all filthiness of the flesh, perfecting holiness in
the fear of God.

You had to see it this way. We dont sin against a creed. We dont sin against an
institution. We dont sin against an expectation. We dont sin against a rule. We sin
against God. Psalm 51, David looking at the horror of his own sin with Bathsheba and
the murder of her husband Uriah says, Against thee, thee only, have I sinned. So, you
see every sin as a severe violation of God, understanding that when you sin, people
may never know. No one will perhaps know that you have violated the law, that youve
broken the law, but you have sinned against God. And if that sin continues and goes
unconfessed, you will experience what David experiences when he says, My life juices
have dried up, and lived in the agony of a guilty conscious until he came to a place of
confession.

Now, theres nothing really mystical about all this. Theres nothing difficult about it. It
just takes some very foundational commitments in our lives to end up where we want to
end up. To remember who owns you, youre not your own. To understand that
everything you do goes back to a covenant you made. You said, Lord, save me, and
Ill follow You. He keeps His side. Do you?

Remember the covenant you made at salvation and understand that every sin is a
personal violation of Gods own holiness, which you bear. The language of the apostle
Paul in 1 Corinthians 6 is pretty stunning. He says this. If youre a believer, and Christ
is in you, and you join yourself to a prostitute, you join Christ to that prostitute. Thats a
staggering thought. If Christ lives in you, you dont go anywhere without Him. And this
is an unfathomable affront to your Savior, to be dragged into sin.

One final thought for you, and Ill let you go, on the maybe practical side. Cultivate
spiritually strengthening habits. Cultivate spiritually strengthening habits. Daily time in
the Word, daily time to meditate on the Word, time in prayer, time in worship. This is
the time to systematically build your convictions. Come to conclusions. Youre in a
perfect place to do that. You can get help in class, you can get help personally from
folks, you can bounce off each other. This is the time to build the convictions that are
going to be the pillars of your life. Decide what you believe. Decide what you genuinely
believe, because when you really believe it, it becomes a conviction and people operate
off their convictions.

If youre content to resolve nothing, youre in big trouble. If youre content to resolve
some things, and not all things, you could be in trouble. Build a firm foundation of
convictions about what is true and what is a right understanding of Scripture, and what
honors God, and let them become the foundations of your life. Time in the Word, time
in meditation, time in prayer, time in worship, time to build your convictions, read
whatever you need to read, ask the questions, discuss, so that your convictions become
strong.
And then, even on a personal level, I found that when I was a kid, I struggled a little bit
with the self-discipline. My parents didnt know anything about ADHD or whatever that
is, or whatever they call it. But I was the most inattentive, distracted kid ever. I know
that my teachers thought I was hopeless. And had there been medication, they
wouldve prescribed it for me very early on, because I had a severe deficit in attention,
Ill put it that way. And, as my life began to unfold in my teenage years, my dad began
to take it upon himself to endeavor to put some discipline in my life. And little by little, I
began to try to put some things into my life that would harness me a little bit. Simple
things like, if I have a task, if I have a series of tasks to do, always do the hard one
first. Always do the hardest one first. I still do that. I have to prepare a Sunday
morning sermon, a Sunday evening sermon. I have to decide which is the more difficult
one. Thats the one I do first. If I have conflicts to resolve somewhere, I have three
different things I need to deal with. Whatever the more difficult one is, is the one I do
first. Make a schedule, either in your mind, or on paper, or somewhere, and learn to
stick to the schedule. Thats going to make a huge difference in how effective and
impactful your life is in the future.

Clean your environment. Its a good place to test your ability to pull loose things
together. Wean yourself of always having to be entertained. Wean yourself of always
having to be entertained. Another way of saying that is: dont go to the movie. Read a
good book. Accept correction and embrace it. Finish what you start. Volunteer when
somebody needs a volunteer, and fit it in. Say no when you can say yes, just to prove
to yourself you can say no. I mean, you know, when they throw that massive banana
split or whatever it is in front of you, you could eat it. But once in a while, just say, No,
just to prove youre still in control of banana splits, at least. Its just good to maintain
some control in your life. There are a lot of little things you can do like that. Learn to
make difficult choices on principle, not emotion, or external pressure.

These are some things you can think about a little bit as you kind of process this. But
the main things, of course, we talked about, are those spiritual things that are
foundational to making sure that someday in the future, youre going to look back and
say, you know, when I was very young, once upon a time, and its hard for you to
comprehend this, I was very young once upon a time. I set some things in motion, and
by the grace of God, Im ready to stand before the Lord now at that time of His
revelation and know that I can be unashamed because Ive arrived at the destination
that I established at the beginning, by His grace, and through the means of His grace
applied in my life. Lets pray together.

Father, were just grateful that You can make anything out of us. Were really in awe of
the fact that we can be useful to You in that eternal enterprise of redemption which is
unfolding in the world. And Lord, we do want to be useful. We want to enjoy the fullest
eternal blessing that comes for obedience. We want the richest that heaven has to give
to us. We dont want to lose any reward that we have wrought. Lord, protect these
young people, I pray, and keep them on the right course in the right direction to the right
destination: the revelation of Jesus Christ, to arrive there with joy, without being
ashamed, with eagerness to receive what You have for the faithful servant. May they
make the decisions here and now that set that in motion and just patiently and faithfully,
day by day, so live that when its all over, they can look back with joy and gratitude, that
You have used the means of grace that Youve given to us to bring us to fullness and
fulfillment in serving and honoring You. Pray for every person here, to that end, that
their life would be a glory and an honor to You to the very finish, though it may be many
years from now. Be honored in all of us, we pray. Thats our desire. You are
worthy. In Christs name, Amen.

Bible Verses About Finishing Well


Bible verses related to Finishing Well from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

- Sort By Book Order

2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:

Acts 20:24 - But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that
I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to
testify the gospel of the grace of God.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 - Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the
prize? So run, that ye may obtain. (Read More...)
Philippians 3:14 - I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ
Jesus.

Hebrews 12:1 - Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of
witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run
with patience the race that is set before us,

Colossians 1:10-14 - That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in
every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; (Read More...)

Philippians 1:6 - Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in
you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:

Luke 14:28-30 - For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and
counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]? (Read More...)

2 John 1:8 - Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that
we receive a full reward.

Philippians 3:12-16 - Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I
follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ
Jesus. (Read More...)

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES AND LIFE APPLICATION III


- FINISHING STRONG

uke 12: 35-40 (Amplified) "And be like men (women) who are waiting for their master to return home
from the marriage feast, so that when he returns from the wedding and comes and knocks, they may
open to him immediately. Blessed (happy, fortunate) are those servants whom the master finds awake
and alert and watching when he comes. Truly I say to you, he will gird himself and have them recline at
table and will come and serve them.

If he comes in the second (before midnight) or the third watch (after midnight), and finds them so, blessed are
those servants.

But of this be assured: if the householder had known at what time the burglar was coming, he would have been
awake and alert and watching and would not have permitted his house to be dug through and broken into.

You must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour and a moment when you do not anticipate it"

Jesus had been teaching his disciples on various subjects and in the particular teaching above, He was emphasizing
to them about not taking their earthly journey for granted. He told them to watch carefully, lest a burglar creep in to
steal their blessings.

Principle: There are life journeys! Watch for burglars! And finish strong.
When a child is born in the Yoruba culture, that child is welcomed into the world with a ceremony, and ingredients
like salt (signifying sweetness in life), kola-nut (signifying long life), Palm oil (signifying a calm life) among other
stuff are put in the child's tongue, at the end of the ceremony the child is welcomed into the journey of life.

Life's journey

The journey includes

Navigating the dynamics of existing environment (Family or Country)


Education (primary to post-secondary)
Marriage and raising own family
Religion

A child born in Ibadan, Nigeria into a polygamous home advertisement


would definitely see life's journey differently from
another child born in Omaha, NE, USA. Growing up in
Nigeria, we were told that a child eating too much meat
is a recipe for stealing (did you hear that too?), in
America kids are taking to a buffet restaurant every
Sunday for "Steak". A child born in southern Sudan, who
is now a teenager or young adult has never known peace
or prosperity, compare that young person to a another
young man of the same age born in London, England
who has only read about wars in books. A child born into
wealth in Seattle, Washington will see life differently
from a child born in the slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Education also presents another journey of life. Without


education or the ability to read and write, one's life's
journey is hindered. Education was the way women were
made subservient, it was also the way slaves were kept
from knowing their rights. With a certain level of education (at least a bachelor's degree), one is assured of above
poverty level lifestyle. Professional degrees (physicians, attorneys, pharmacist, architect etc) put an individual in a
position in life to be self-employed.

Marriage is a journey that most people in the world would embark on, The choice of a life partner (wife or husband)
is the most important decision any human can make (second to salvation), because according to the Bible God does
not want divorce, so making the right choice the first time is very critical. Marriage is a very bumpy ride especially
when the Bible promises you that already (1 Corinthians 7: 28). Then you add children rearing into the mix, and the
various planning you have to do.

As a young man, I hear my maternal grandma sing this song in Yoruba very often "Igbagbo iya ko gba omo la o, bo
lo oyami" (the faith of a mother does not save a child, so if you are not going with me child, excuse me I'll be
walking my own faith journey). Many of us had strong spiritual background while many did not, however, those
who grew up in church and those who did not will have to make their own decision regarding faith and who they
will serve.

The life's journeys I have described (briefly) above have many things in common.

They determine the individual's purpose of the journey and the choices made often affect the individual to
at least his/her fourth generations. An educated man would usually preach that to his children. A woman of
faith would teach her faith (and pray) to her children and grandchildren. The family we are born in, the
experiences we grew up with and society to a very large extent (other than genetics) determines how we
view life. A girl who saw Dad physically abuse mom, would either see it as normal or be very defensive in
marriage.
Each of the races (or journeys), although they are separate, they are also inter-woven, each come with ups
and down at some point in the journey. A good marriage would have it's time of testing, life itself come
with valleys and mountain top experiences. I remember many students asked to withdraw from Ife
University; some went to another school and some had their education cut short, I also know many that
spent what seem like an eternity at the university.

Although, I was born in church, I had that period in my life that I hated church and did not go for a while and at
God's appointed time, I started searching on my own and I came back to my heritage (this time for me, not for
mom).

Burglars or Obstacles

There are many obstacles or what Jesus called burglars that would hinder many of us from not finishing the races set
before us and for many people not finish strong would be their problem after a great start.

Some obstacles are, Self, the Enemy (Satan), and the world system.

Self

The bible refer to this many times as "flesh", in my opinion the flesh is more of an obstacle than Satan. When we
feed our flesh more than the spirit then we exhibit fleshy attributes like, sexual immorality (adultery, fornication),
anger and fits of rage, un-forgiveness, envy or jealousy, selfish ambition, hatred, revenge and many more fleshy
attributes. These attributes keeps us away from God.

Flesh makes you want the car or LCD screen that your neighbor has without being able to afford it or to be content
with what you've got, self is what makes you look at another woman and think "her husband must be enjoying her"
when your own wife is beside you. Self is what make you say, I can't respect my husband because he is not living up
to "my" standard. Self is what makes you blame every one else for your problems rather than look inward, accept
responsibility and ask God to help you change.

Flesh makes you see what you should not, or hear what you should not, or go were you should not, or better still
grab what does not belong to you.

The Enemy (Satan)

I have written on this extensively, please feel free to read "the truth about the devil" in the truth series. According to
the Bible, the enemy does not have authority over a believer, except when we give him a legal right to come in, such
legal right includes, unresolved anger, un-forgiveness, adultery, lying, dabbling in occultist or spirits issues.

The enemy is always ready to attack, but is held back when we remain under the shadow of the Almighty, his next
trick is now to lure us out from under the protection of the Almighty. He gradually works on our mind, sometimes
calling bad stuff good (for example, even Christians today don't see anything wrong in co-habiting before marriage),
luring us with temporary solutions in our valley experiences (for example, settling for a good ungodly man rather
than waiting on God's time to be equally yoked).

The world system

The existing world system is headed by Satan himself (Jesus called him the prince of this world). In this world
system, there is no absolute truth; truth is defined by what you think it is. You can define your own marriage as
between two men or two women as long as it works for you. In this world system, self comes first, it's always about
you and this run contrary to what the Bible teaches that we should put our selves last (relationship with God first -
not to be confused with works, others second - wife and children and then yourself, in-fact many times you come
after a whole bunch of people).

This world system gratifies materialism and re-defines wealth to mean financial substance only (even the church is
caught up in this definition). It encourages any thing that tickles your fancy.

Finishing Strong

We have talked about the various journeys that we face in life and the various obstacles or burglars that would make
the journey bumpy, now we will discuss how to finish our journey's well.

It is very important to note that the obstacles serve many purposes in your journey. First, from the enemy's
standpoint it is to make sure you don't finish or finish well and secondly, from God's perspective with each obstacle
you become stronger in faith, emotionally etc (Romans 8: 28). As a prison clergy for 16 years, I have found out that
it takes prison for some people to know God. While studying for my book "the law of undulation" (not yet
published) I discovered that over and over again in the scripture, people who learned the hard way lasted as kings or
endured their race than those who had things handed down to them (explains why over 50% of lottery winners file
bankruptcy or why rich kids blow their inheritance).

To finish each of our life journey strong we need to

1. Have a guideline for life itself - In his instruction to Timothy, Apostle Paul said the following "If you point these
things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the
good teaching that you have followed. Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives tales; rather train
yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise
for both the present life and the life to come"

As a Christian, I honestly believe this is where a lot of those who are in the faith go on a different track in the
journey. In a recent survey, barna.org said 68% of professed born-again don't believe the bible is infallible (meaning
it may not be right, so they do their own stuff when it feels right). If you don't follow the owner's manual (Every
archeological finding to date has corresponded with what was written in the Bible thousands of years ago - see
materials on Christian apologetics) for your life it's a matter of time before you break down of follow something
else.

It is important to have a set of guidelines as we navigate life's journey, and in my own case, my parents handed me
the Bible. I rediscovered it myself and I'm handing it over to my sons as the owner's manual for life's journey. They
might not always understand it like me, but we also have the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth.

2. Recognize that obstacles along the way might not necessarily be a bad thing and also how you react during crises
would determine your perspective of life (when down don't stay down get up and keep going). There are Christian
denominations (especially in Africa) that have built their doctrine on imprecatory prayers, when clearly Jesus taught
against it.

I chuckle when I see/hear people pray "shoot the devil.boom boom boom" apart from the fact that the doctrine is
faulty, it leads people astray from their race. Instead on focusing on the power of God, they are too busy magnifying
the power of the enemy. The Bible says when praises go up (not shoot the devil) the Glory of God come down.

If we believe that the enemy cannot touch us, except when allowed or through our sin (even then we have the Grace
of God), then we will be at awe of the power and majesty of God, rather than spend a night binding the devil (the
end of the enemy is already determined at God's own timing Revelation 20: 7-10 - you have the right to rebuke him
in the name of Jesus when he comes into your business - it the name and the blood of Jesus that he fears not your -
boom boom or physical gymnastics). For God to allow the enemy access to a believer, then there might be a lesson
to be learned.
3. Never Quit - Hebrews 12: 1-3 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by great cloud of witnesses (saints of old), let
us throw off everything that hinders, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes
on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame,
and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so
that you will not grow weary and loose heart"

When you seem tired of going to school especially when things get really tough - please don't quit, when your
marriage seem hopeless and there is no more any human can do for you - I beg of you, don't quit, look up unto Jesus
the author and the perfecter of your faith. When the option you have in life seem to be taking your own life, repeat
what David said in that situation "though crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning"

The key with not quitting is fixing your eyes on Jesus - when you take your eyes off of Him, you'll see the problem,
remember, as a Christian you are fighting from victory (Christ won already) not for victory.

4. Continually renew your mind - your mind is a battle ground and you have to continually renew it with the word of
God, with good influences and a life that is pleasing to God. I once read the story of an eagle that grew up with
turkeys, and taught she could not fly; rather she walked and ate corn like the turkeys. One day, that eagle saw a band
of eagle flying above and realized that he is not a turkey but an eagle that soars above and not walks beneath. Are
you hanging out with turkeys that are weighing you down, its time to go hang with eagles!

Guide carefully who and what influences you, if you want to finish your race.

ALSO SEE IN THIS


SERIES SERIES

Part I The Vine, the Branch and


the Gardner
Part II Forgiveness Home Improvement Series
Part III Finishing strong
Part IV Being in the World and The Truth Series
not of the World?
Biblical Principles and Life Application Series
Part V Vengeance: Letting go and
letting God or taking own
action?
Part VI Parable of the Talent
Part VII Seeking first His Kingdom
Part VIII ''My Peace I give to you''
Part IX ''They that wait on the
Lord''
Part X ''The Gift and the Gift
Giver''
Part XI The Shepherd and the
Sheep (Flock)
Part XII ''I will not give God that
which cost me nothing''
Part XIII Salt and Light
Part XIV Permissive or Perfect Will
Part XV If I die I die
Part XVI The presence of God
Part XVII Obedience or Sacrifice
Part XVIII Knowing the Heart of God
- A comparative analysis
of Abraham and the Rich
young Man
Part XIX Are you a wise or a
foolish builder?
Part XX Biblical Principles and
Life Application XX -
BELIEVE before SIGNS
or MIRACLE
Part XXI Understanding the concept
of unity
Part XXII Integrity
Part XXIII The PERSON vs. the
BENEFIT of Christ
Part XXIV Change
Part XXV Battle of the Worlds
Part XXVI The Law of Sowing and
Reaping and the Family
Institution
Part XXVII The Law of Sowing and
Reaping and the Family
Institution
Part XXVIII The Nazirite Vow
Physical and Spiritual
Nazirite?
Part XXX The concept of grace and
the marriage institution
Part XXXI Seeking ancient markers
(old paths) in daily living
Part XXXII The role of personal
responsibility
Part XXXIII Of Essence, Positions and
Gifts
Part XXXIV Produce FRUIT in
keeping with repentance
Part XXXV Determining levels of
friendship
Part XXXVI Transformed for Influence
Part XXXVII Dying to Live
Part XXXVIII Surviving Success
Part XXXIX The Book of Acts Outline
Part XL The nature of a leader
Part XLI Whats between Asking
and Receiving?
Part XLII God has called you to
Faithfulness not results?
Part XLIII Unequally yoked?
Part XLIV Understanding and dealing
with complexities of
Nature
Part XLV Created to Glorify
Part XLVI Wisdom of the World vs.
the Wisdom of God
Part XLVII Perception
Part XLVIII An exposition of John 15:
1-10
Part XLIX The Treasure and the
Vessel

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New International Version


And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a
little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

New Living Translation


In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after
you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place
you on a firm foundation.

English Standard Version


And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal
glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

New American Standard Bible


After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal
glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

King James Bible


But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye
have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible


Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally
restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little.

International Standard Version


After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you by the Messiah
Jesus to his eternal glory, will restore you, establish you, strengthen you, and support you.

NET Bible
And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to his eternal
glory in Christ will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English


But it is The God of grace who has called us to his eternal glory by Yeshua The Messiah, who
gives us, while we shall endure these small afflictions, to be empowered, confirmed and
established in him to eternity;

GOD'S WORD Translation


God, who shows you his kindness and who has called you through Christ Jesus to his eternal
glory, will restore you, strengthen you, make you strong, and support you as you suffer for a
little while.

Jubilee Bible 2000


But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Jesus, the Christ, after ye
have suffered a little while, he himself perfects, confirms, strengthens, and establishes you.

King James 2000 Bible


But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you
have suffered a while, restore, establish, strengthen, settle you.

American King James Version


But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you
have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.

American Standard Version


And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have
suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, establish, strengthen you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the God of all grace, who hath called us into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have
suffered a little, will himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you.

Darby Bible Translation


But the God of all grace who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, when ye have
suffered for a little while, himself shall make perfect, stablish, strengthen, ground:

English Revised Version


And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have
suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, stablish, strengthen you.

Webster's Bible Translation


But the God of all grace, who hath called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after ye have
suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.

Weymouth New Testament


And God, the giver of all grace, who has called you to share His eternal glory, through Christ,
after you have suffered for a short time, will Himself make you perfect, firm, and strong.

World English Bible


But may the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have
suffered a little while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

Young's Literal Translation


And the God of all grace, who did call you to His age-during glory in Christ Jesus, having
suffered a little, Himself make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:10-14 In conclusion, the apostle prays to God for them, as the God of all grace. Perfect implies
their progress towards perfection. Stablish imports the curing of our natural lightness and
inconstancy. Strengthen has respect to the growth of graces, especially where weakest and
lowest. Settle signifies to fix upon a sure foundation, and may refer to Him who is the
Foundation and Strength of believers. These expressions show that perseverance and progress in
grace are first to be sought after by every Christian. The power of these doctrines on the hearts,
and the fruits in the lives, showed who are partakers of the grace of God. The cherishing and
increase of Christian love, and of affection one to another, is no matter of empty compliment, but
the stamp and badge of Jesus Christ on his followers. Others may have a false peace for a time,
and wicked men may wish for it to themselves and to one another; but theirs is a vain hope, and
will come to nought. All solid peace is founded on Christ, and flows from him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - But the God of all grace (comp. 2 Corinthians 1:3, "the God of all comfort"). St.
Peter has finished his exhortations; he has told his readers what they must do; he now bids them
look to God, and tells them where they will find strength. God will work within them both to will
and to do of his good pleasure; for he is the God of all grace. All that grace by which we are
saved, without which we can do nothing, comes from him as its Author and Source. Who hath
called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus; rather, who called you... in Christ Jesus. All the
best manuscripts read "you" instead of us. Two of the most ancient omit "Jesus" here. God called
us "in Christ;" that is, through spiritual union with Christ; the glory is promised to these who are
one with Christ; for the glory is Christ's, and his members will share it. The very end and
purpose of our calling was that we might inherit that glory. This is the apostle's great topic of
consolation. After that ye have suffered a while; literally, a little. The word may refer to the
degree, as well as to the duration, of the sufferings. They are transient; the glory is eternal. They
may seem very severe, but they are light in comparison with that "far more exceeding and eternal
weight of glory." Make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. The manuscripts vary
between the future and the optative in these four verbs; the preponderance of evidence seems in
favor of the future. The emphatic pronoun must not be omitted. Translate therefore, "shall
himself make you perfect." He only can "perfect what is lacking in our faith" (1 Thessalonians
3:10, where the same verb is used); and he will do it. This is our hope and encouragement. The
verb means "to finish, to complete, to repair." It is the word used in the account of the
calling of Peter and Andrew, James and John, by the Sea of Galilee, when the two last were in
the ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. God will repair, bring to
completion, what is lacking in the character of his chosen, if they persevere in prayer, if they are
sober and vigilant (comp. 1 Corinthians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 13:11, etc.). Stablish . The
Lord had said to St. Peter, "When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren" (Luke
22:32); Peter remembers his Master's words. Strengthen . The word occurs only here.
Settle ; literally, "shall ground you, shall give you a firm foundation." "Digna Petro
oratio, 'Confirmat fratres sues,'" says Bengel (comp. Ephesians 3:17; 2 Timothy 2:19; 1
Corinthians 3:11). The word is omitted in the Vatican and Alexandrine Manuscripts; but it is
found in the Sinaitic and other manuscripts and versions, and ought to be retained.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But the God of all grace,.... Who has riches of grace, an immense plenty of it in himself, has
treasured up a fulness of grace in his Son; is the author of all the blessings of grace, of electing,
adopting, justifying, pardoning, and regenerating grace; and is the giver of the several graces of
the Spirit, as faith, hope, love, repentance, &c. and of all the supplies of grace; and by this
character is God the Father described as the object of prayer, to encourage souls to come to the
throne of his grace, and pray, and hope for, and expect a sufficiency of his grace in every time of
need; as well as to show that the sufferings of the saints here are but for a while; that they are in
love and kindness; and that they shall certainly enjoy the glory they are called unto by him; and
which is the next thing by which he stands described,

who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Jesus Christ. This "call" is not a mere external one
by the ministry of the word, which is not always effectual and unto salvation; but an internal,
special, and efficacious one, and which is high, holy, heavenly, and unchangeable. The persons
who are the subjects of it are us, whom God has chosen in Christ, and are preserved in him, and
redeemed by him; and who are a select people, and distinguished from others, and yet in
themselves no better than others; nay, often the vilest, meanest, and most contemptible. Some
ancient copies read "you", and so do the Arabic and Ethiopic versions: what they are called to is
"his eternal glory"; that which is glorious in itself, and is signified by what is the most glorious in
this world, as a kingdom, crown, throne, inheritance, &c. and lies in constant and uninterrupted
communion with Father, Son, and Spirit; in a complete vision of the glory of Christ, and in
perfect conformity to him; in a freedom from all evil, and in a full enjoyment of all happiness:
and this is "his", God the Father's; which he has prepared and provided for his people of his own
grace, and which he freely gives unto them, and makes them meet for: and it is "eternal"; it will
last for ever, and never pass away, as does the glory of this world; it is a continuing city, a never
fading inheritance, an eternal weight of glory: and to this the saints are called "by", or "in Jesus
Christ"; the glory they are called to is in his hands; and they themselves, by being called unto it,
appear to be in him, and as such to belong unto him, or are the called of Christ Jesus; and
besides, they are called by him, by his Spirit and grace, and into communion with him, and to the
obtaining of his glory.

After that ye have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you; some
copies, and also the Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions, read these words in the future tense, not
as a prayer, but as a promise, "shall make you perfect", &c. the sense is the same; for if it is a
prayer, it is a prayer in faith, for what shall be done; for God will make his people "perfect": and
which respects not their justification; for in that sense they are perfect already in Christ, their
head, who has perfectly fulfilled the law for them, and fully expiated their sins; has completely
redeemed them, and procured for them the pardon of all their trespasses; and has justified them
from all their iniquities: but their sanctification; for though all grace is implanted in them at once,
yet it is gradually brought to perfection; there is a perfection of parts, of all the parts of the new
man, or creature, but not of degrees; and there is a comparative perfection with respect to
themselves, before conversion, or with respect to hypocrites; for perfection oftentimes means no
other than integrity and sincerity; or with respect to other Christians, who are weaker in
knowledge and experience: and there is a perfection of holiness in Christ, who is their
sanctification, but not in themselves; for every part of the work of grace is imperfect, as faith,
love, knowledge, &c. and sin dwells in them, and they stand in need of fresh supplies of grace;
and even the best of them disclaim perfection, though they greatly desire it, as here the apostle
prays for it; and which shows that, as yet, they had it not, though they will have it hereafter in
heaven, where there will be perfect knowledge, and perfect holiness, and perfect happiness. He
also prays that God would "stablish" them, or believes and promises that he would. The people
of God are in a safe and established state and condition already; they are in the arms of
everlasting love, and in the hands of Christ, and in a sure and inviolable covenant of grace, and
are built on the rock of ages; and are in a state of grace, of justifying, adopting, and sanctifying
grace, from whence they can never finally and totally fall; and yet they are very often unstable in
their hearts and frames, and in the exercise of grace, and discharge of duty, and in their
adherence to the doctrines of the Gospel; and need to be established, and to have a more firm
persuasion of their interest in the love of God, and a more steady view of their standing in Christ,
and the covenant of his grace, and a more lively and comfortable exercise grace on him, and a
more constant discharge of duty, and a more firm and closer adherence to the truths and
ordinances of the Gospel; and they will have a consummate stability in heaven, where are sure
dwelling places. Another petition, or promise, is, that God would "strengthen" them; which
supposes them to be weak and feeble, not as to their state and condition, for their place of
defence is the munition of rocks; nor in the same sense as natural men are, or as they themselves
were before conversion; nor are they all alike weak, some are weaker in faith and knowledge,
and of a more weak and scrupulous conscience than others, and are more easily drawn aside by
corruptions and temptations, and are in greater afflictions: and this is to be understood, not of
bodily, but spiritual strength; that God would strengthen their souls, and the work of his grace in
them, their faith, hope, and love; and strengthen them to perform their duties, to withstand
temptations, oppose their own corruptions, bear the cross, reproaches, and persecutions, and do
their generation work: and he further adds, and "settle" you, or "found" you; not that God would
now lay the foundation, Christ, for he had been laid by him ready in his counsels and decrees,
and in the covenant of his grace, in the mission of him into this world, and by his Spirit in their
hearts; nor that he would afresh lay them on Christ, the foundation, for they were there laid
already, and were safe; but that he would build them up, and settle their faith on this foundation,
that they might be rooted and grounded in the love of God, have a lively sense and firm
persuasion of their interest in it, and be grounded and settled in the faith of the Gospel; be settled
under a Gospel ministry, have a fixed abode in the house of God, enjoy the spiritual provisions
of it, and have fellowship with Christ, and his people here; and at last enter and dwell in the city
which has foundations, where they will be never more subject to wavering, instability, and
inconstancy, and from whence they will never be removed; this will be their last and eternal
settlement: and this will be "after" they have "suffered awhile"; in their bodies, characters, and
estates, through the malice and wickedness of men; and in their souls, from their own
corruptions, the temptations of Satan, and the hidings of God's face; which will be but for a very
little while, for a moment, as it were; these are only the sufferings of this present time, and in the
present evil world; nor are they inconsistent with God being the God of all grace unto them, or
with their being called to eternal glory, the way to which lies through them; and they are the
means of perfecting, establishing, strengthening, and settling them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. Comforting assurance that God will finally "perfect" His work of "grace" in them, after they
have undergone the necessary previous suffering.

ButOnly do you watch and resist the foe: God will perform the rest [Bengel].

of all grace(Compare 1Pe 4:10). The God to whom as its source all grace is to be referred;
who in grace completes what in grace He began. He from the first "called (so the oldest
manuscripts read for "us") unto (with a view to) glory." He will not let His purpose fall short of
completion. If He does so in punishing, much more in grace. The three are fitly conjoined: the
call, the glory to which we are called, and the way (suffering); the fourth is the ground of the
calling, namely, the grace of God in Christ.

byGreek, "in." Christ is He in virtue of whom, and in union with whom, believers are called to
glory. The opposite is "in the world" (1Pe 5:9; Joh 16:33).

after that ye have sufferedJoin to "called you": suffering, as a necessary preliminary to glory,
was contemplated in God's calling.

a whileshort and inconsiderable, as compared with the glory.

perfect, &c.The two oldest manuscripts, and Vulgate and Coptic versions, read, "shall perfect
(so that there shall be nothing defective in you), stablish, strengthen," and omit "settle," literally,
"ground," or "fix on a foundation." Alford reads it in spite of the oldest manuscripts The
authority of the latter I prefer; moreover the climax seems to require rather a verb of completing
the work of grace, than, as the Greek means, founding it. The Greek has, "shall HIMSELF
perfect you": though you are called on to watch and resist the foe, God Himself must really do all
in and through you. The same God who begins must Himself complete the work. The Greek for
"stablish" (so as to be "steadfast in the faith," 1Pe 5:9) is the same as "strengthen," Lu 22:32.
Peter has in mind Christ's charge, "When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." His
exhortation accords with his name Peter, "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My
Church." "Stablish," so as not to waver. "Strengthen" with might in the inner man by His Spirit,
against the foe.

1 Peter 5:10 Additional Commentaries


Context
Benediction and Final Greetings
10After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal
glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 11To Him be
dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Cross References
Psalm 119:28
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

Romans 16:25
Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim
about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past,

1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree
with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be
perfectly united in mind and thought.

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs
them all.

1 Thessalonians 2:12
encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his
kingdom and glory.

2 Thessalonians 2:17
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

2 Timothy 2:10
Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that
is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

Hebrews 13:21
equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to
him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 1:6
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in
all kinds of trials.

1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of
God's grace in its various forms.

2 Peter 1:3
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him
who called us by his own glory and goodness.
Treasury of Scripture

But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you
have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.

the God.

Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The

Psalm 86:5,15 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy

Micah 7:18,19 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the

Romans 5:20,21 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where

Romans 15:5,13 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,

who.

1 Peter 1:15 But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner

Romans 8:28-30 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love

Romans 9:11,24 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good
1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called to the fellowship of his

1 Thessalonians 2:12 That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom
and glory.

2 Thessalonians 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according

2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain

eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may

Hebrews 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that

1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

after.

1 Peter 1:6,7 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be,

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us

make.

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of

2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present

stablish.

Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you

2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.

strengthen.

Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the middle of trouble, you will revive me: you shall

Zechariah 10:6,12 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house

Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Colossians 1:22,23 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and

settle.

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man

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Scripture Passage:
Luke 14:25-33
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1. Five Reasons Christians Fail to Finish the Course by David F. Reagan

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Introduction: The Christian life is pictured in the Bible as a race to run; a course to finish. The
Apostle Paul was determined to finish his course with joy and the ministry which he had
received of the Lord (Acts 20:24
). Shortly before his death, he could give this testimony: I have fought a good fight, I have
finished my course, I have kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7
). Notice, he had finished his course.

Each of you needs to consider two very important truths. 1) God has a course for you. 2) God
wants you to finish your course. How wonderful to realize that God has a specific plan for our
life and that He will help us find and complete that plan. Yet, most Christians do not finish their
course. They hardly even try.

Our passage in Luke 14:28-30


speaks of one who intends to build a tower. Building this tower is like running your race and
finishing your course. Yet, there are many pitfalls. The tower may never get built. By looking at
the necessary ingredients for building this tower, we can see why so many people fail. Here are
five reasons Christians fail to finish their course.

1. NO PURPOSE (Luke 14:28


); Nothing can begin until someone is at least intending to build a tower. Intent points
to a purpose; a desire to accomplish. First, you must have this purpose.
1. This Purpose Must Be For God Not For Self (Proverbs 23:4-5
; Jeremiah 45:5
; Luke 22:24-26
)
2. This Purpose Must Be From God (Acts 9:6
; Colossians 1:1
, 9)
1. Purpose follows salvation (Ephesians 2:8-10
)
2. Caleb wanted his mountain (Joshua 14:12
)
2. NO PLAN (Luke 14:28
); The man who intends to build must now be the one who counteth the cost. He
surveys the situation; calculates the requirements; makes his plans.
1. The Need For a Plan
1. To Find Gods Way (Proverbs 3:5-6
)
2. To Find Gods Timing (Ecclesiastes 3:11
; Isaiah 40:30-31
; Habakkuk 2:3
)
2. The Source of our Plans (Colossians 1:9
; Ephesians 5:17
)
1. Prayer
2. Meditation
3. Counsel
3. NO PREPARATION (Luke 14:29
); Next, the man who would build a tower must lay the foundation. This is the stage of
preparation where the stage is set for the completion of the goal. No foundation; no
tower. This stage may include training, experience, maturity or other forms of laying the
groundwork for the job to be done.
1. We Must Prepare for the Work (Proverbs 24:27
)
2. We Must Prepare for the Winter (Proverbs 30:24-25
)
4. NO PUSH (Luke 14:28
); Now, the builder must put forth the effort to build the tower. This stage is full of
labor and requires faithful and diligent work. Many fail because they just do not want to
work. He that desires the office of a bishop desires a good work (1 Timothy 3:1
).
1. Work with Focus of Mind (Nehemiah 4:6
)
2. Work with All your Might (Ecclesiastes 9:10
)
3. Press Toward the Mark (Philippians 3:13-14
)
5. NO PERSISTENCE (Luke 14:29
, 30); Yet, to finish the tower, one thing yet is needed. The builder must be able to
finish. Some men start many things but finish none. Paul finished his course. Will you
finish yours?
1. We Must Refuse to Faint (Proverbs 24:10
; Galatians 6:9
)
2. We Must Finish by Faith (Hebrews 12:1-3
; 1 Corinthians 15:58
)

Conclusion: We have been looking at the Christian life as one in which we build a tower or
finish a course. Another picture used in the Bible is that of sowing and reaping (Psalm 126:5-6
). In order to reap, we must work the land, sow the seed, care for the plants and refuse to quit.
God promises that those who refuse to faint will eventually, in due season, reap the harvest
(Galatians 6:9
). What would it take for you to fail? Why not just keep on going on for the sake of the Lord?

David Reagan

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Better The End Of A Matter

. . . May I not Be A Mirage At The End!

"Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof; and the patient in spirit is better than the
proud in spirit. Eccl 7:8"

Beginnings are important, no matter how weak or small. We must never despise the day of small
beginnings. For anything to be, it must first begin. Whatever will become great and end in glory
must first have a beginning. In actual fact, everything has a beginning . . . . everyone . . . . all,
except God!

Beginnings are important and should be good, strong and thorough but the end of a thing
normally overshadows its beginning. The end of a thing by far outweighs its beginning because
the end is the final summation of the impact of a life, a thing or a matter. If the end of a matter is
bad, it is the only impression that men will carry away. If the end is glorious, no matter how
terrible the beginning was, it is also the final impression that men will go with! The end of a
thing is ever current, ever in focus . . . but the beginning is often obscured as history!

"Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof . . . !"

Lord, I raise a heart cry today! . . . that I may end my race well and in your very will

Several kings in Israel started well, laboured hard but their end was in backsliding and
compromise. Several preachers started out gloriously and moved their generations for God bur
their end was in shame and shambles. They spoilt their entire course of life with a bad ending.

They appeared on the horizon with great promise. Their rising brought hope of refreshing to men
and hope of profit to God and His purpose. Men and creation rejoiced at their beginning . . . .
beginning of ministry, of rulership, of marriage, of scholarship etc. but they turned out to be a
mirage!

Lord, I don't want to be a mirage . . . . a supposed pool of water that appears up ahead on the
road in an exceptionally hot afternoon. When men sight it, they rejoice in the hope of a splashing
cooling in the midst of the scorching heat. But it turns out to be a mere reflection of the sun on
the hot tarred surface of the road. The closer you move to it, the farther away it shifts . . . ever
drawing hope but never delivering its promises . . . . until it suddenly vanishes and ends in
nothingness! Lord!
May I not be a mirage!

There are men who have lived like that . . . . dashing the hopes of men who longed to meet God
through them and much more pathetic, . . . . disappointing God's hope of having yet another
friend and delegate in the earth. May my life not be such a disappointment.

Dear Lord, this is a passionate plea today! . . . that I may end my race well, fulfilling your will
and remaining in your very presence!
I want to end well! I want to end still in communion with Thee. I want to end in wisdom, I want
to end still humble and simple! I want to end at Thy feet.

The end is more crucial than my beginnings. How I end my race is far more important than all
the intervening years. It is the final legacy and the cap stone on all my labors that matters. Better
to end well, even if I didn't begin well!

Lord! Help me to end well, better than I've done so far, better than my best moments yet, for . . . .
.

"Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof . . . !"