TODAY’S DEVOTION (Sunday 16th February 2020)
“And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:35-36 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 47th DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
What a Sunday morning! I want to begin today with a story!
A lady waited for many years to get married. She was over 45, with stories of failed relationships trailing her from City to City and nation to nation. Her family had a terrible predator demon that was not letting them get or stay married.
Finally, she did, but the journey was not easy.
She fasted from year to year, prayed intensely from time to time, gave sacrificial offerings towards her breakthrough as she was taught. She was persistent until the yoke hindering her marital destiny was broken and finally the man came.
He was not just a man but a husband. Everyone rejoiced with her; her wedding day was out of this world. Her goodness spoke for her. God honored her!
Then after few years of enjoying her marriage with three blessed kids as fruits, everything stopped. The bliss she once had disappeared. Her husband became an animal. Her kids were helpless, and everyone was puzzled. Things started breaking down in pieces until she could no longer endure it.
Then she started moving from Church to church for prayers, man of God to man of God for help, yet nothing was happening. Things will be normal for a while and slip back into chaos.
The story of this woman tells us what is happening in the lives of many Children of GOD, who do not know anything about divine preservation. They know so much about deliverance but knows little or nothing about divine preservation. This lady was delivered from her marital yoke, given a good family, but it was not preserved.
I WANT TO SHOW YOU A MYSTERY! DELIVERANCE WILL TURN INTO CAPTIVITY IF IT IS NOT PRESERVED.
Success will turn into failure if it is not preserved. Healing can be lost if there is no divine preservation. In the kingdom, anything that is not preserved will be lost because we are in constant spiritual warfare.
It is therefore important to press further into Christ to obtain divine preservation after receiving God’s goodness and obtaining deliverance. If you do not preserve your deliverance, you will slip back into captivity. That is what many do not know!
Our devotional text today said “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” To be made free connotes “deliverance” but to be free indeed connotes “preservation.”
Sadly, many preachers carry the anointing of deliverance but very few carries that of divine preservation that is why people in their congregation slip back into things after a season of deliverance. God wants us to come into the fullness of His blessings, and that will never happen if we have deliverance without preservation.
The importance of divine preservation cannot be overstated. Every good thing that has not lasted in your life lacked divine preservation. Yes, if there is any good thing in your life that did not last long, it got lost due to lack of divine preservation.
Sometimes, we need more efforts when it comes to divine preservation. To get success is most times less demanding than to keep success. Sadly, most of us do not know this. That is why we put a lot of effort to get something, then do nothing to preserve it after it has come. Time to tell ourselves the truth.
Most times we blame the devil for the failed success that we did nothing positive to keep happening.
Friend, if your marriage did not last, it was because it lacked divine preservation. If your job helped you for few years then got lost, it was because it lacked divine preservation.
IF YOUR LIFE WAS UP THERE THEN SUDDENLY YOU LOST IT MYSTERIOUSLY, THERE WAS NO DIVINE PRESERVATION.
If your kids where doing well at school then suddenly they lost it, there was no divine preservation. If you got a blessing from God through a genuine man of God then lost it, there was no divine preservation.
Divine preservation is the key to retaining what we receive from God!
It is therefore important that we know how to bring our lives under the grace of divine preservation, especially after receiving a blessing, miracle, breakthrough, or visitation from the LORD.
Now, divine preservation does not happen everywhere. There is the mystery of environments of divine preservation. I feel excited sharing these truths with you because of what it has done in my little life on earth!
Like I have always said in different forums; there are three levels of the supernatural. The first is Faith, the second the anointing, and the third the glory. Faith is the tool for moving into the other two realms of the supernatural – the anointing and the glory.
The anointing is the environment for deliverance. In other words, deliverance is a function of the anointing because the anointing breaks the yoke. But divine preservation is a function of the glory. If you want to know where to dwell for whatever the LORD gave you to be preserved, get into the glory!
God will use His anointing to break our yokes but His glory to preserve our deliverance, breakthroughs, miracles or blessings that results. That is the secret!
If you remain in an environment of the anointing, you will always need deliverance because whatever you got will be lost and you will need to get it again and again. Especially if it is the anointing of the anointed cherub that lacks what it takes to thrust people into the glory.
But if you step into the environment of the glory, you will never loose whatever the anointing of the Holy Spirit brings to you. That is why genuine salvation begins from the realm of glory!
A DISCOVERY IN MY WALK AND TALK WITH GOD!
Everyone who has got a miracle from the LORD by my hand and remained under the glory in our ministry has not lost it. Ours is a non-denominational prophetic and apostolic teaching ministry with a mandate to bring end time Christians into the glory realm by the cry of the Spirit.
I have seen God do permanent things that amazed me in the life of Sons and daughters who drink regularly from our spiritual fountain. Ministry like ours are everywhere on the face of the earth. There could be one very close to you. God wants you to step in there and connect the flow of divine preservation.
These are not days of playing religion or following tradition. No anointed ministry will preserve you this end time. You need ministries moving in the glory and bringing men into the word realm.
People finds it difficult to leave churches that lack divine preservation. They allow sentiments and other carnal attachments to hinder them. But you must be sensitive not sentimental if you need divine preservation.
A lot of churches are under Ichabod or no glory. There is a lot of the demonic among them. Hence people get miracles and loose them after a while. They get marriages and loose the jobs and eventually their lives after a while. That is not the plan of GOD for anyone. Yes, you can loose a miracle for being personally careless but a lot of such cases today happen because people are in wrong places of worship.
The environment of divine preservation is the glory; however, you can never come into the environment without the ministry of genuine and deep prophets of God. The Bible made it clear that “by a Prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved” (Hosea 12:13).
A MYSTERY ABOUT THE PROPHETIC IN GOD’S KINGDOM
The prophetic in God’s kingdom, when it is deep, carries three realms of the supernatural – Faith, the anointing, and the glory. But when it is shallow, it carries just two realms – Faith and the Anointing. That is why we must wait and become mature in the prophetic if we must tap its full potential. We must cut off from premature prophets and urge them to grow first before bringing a thus says the LORD!
You see most prophets activating faith in people and at best breaking their yokes, but the people are never free indeed because they slip back into other forms of captivities thereafter. Those are prophetic mantles that are very thin in width and shallow in depth.
How do you recognize a prophetic mantle that is deep? It will not just be seeing visions and interpreting dreams, or just dishing out the word of knowledge and telling you the secrets of your life. It will go beyond calling your telephone number, house address, prophesying, and speaking on point revelations. It will bring you into the WORD realm of God revealed from the pages of the scriptures.
The word of God can be an information or revelation to us. But its highest expression happens WHEN IT BECOMES A REALM TO US. That is when you walk in the fullness of the blessing in the word. And only a deep prophet of God can push you into that realm.
In the Cry of the Spirit we are walking with the LORD to bring people to the place in Christ where the word is not just a revelation BUT A REALM, WE LIVE IN. Like I said, it takes a deep prophetic mantle to come to that realm – one with a prophetic anointing that has great spiritual depths.
Now, when I say one with a prophetic anointing, I am not saying one with a spectacular prophetic ministry full of amazing signs and wonders. Any sorcerer can fit that description. I am saying one with the depth to make significant and strategic growth in your relationship with God possible. A deep prophet who will increase your divine wisdom bank, enhance your spiritual stature each time you sit under him.
AM REFERRING TO ONE WITH “WORD” CAPACITY TO BRING YOU INTO THE REALM OF THE LIFE-GIVING “WORD” OF THE LORD.
And when you enter that realm, you will begin to swim in what Paul called “the hidden wisdom that was ordained for our glory before the foundation of the world.”
When the prophetic mantle is deep, it will foretell (see deep things) and forth-tell (teach deep things). But when it is shallow, it will not do both. That is when you will find people obtaining deliverance by the prophetic but not divine preservation.
As you go through this glorious day, make these truths your meditation.
God wants to take you from deliverance to divine preservation. If you have being under an anointed man or woman of God, time to sense where the glory dwells and connect so that whatever you are getting in your local Church will be preserved.
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY!
“The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the Lord.
“Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:28-29 NKJV