TODAY’S DEVOTION (Friday 3rd July 2020)

“So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.”

“Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the Lord your God chastens you.” Deuteronomy 8:3-5 NKJV


We may be in a season of Coronal Virus but am convinced that the days of God’s glory are here. Yes, there are people in a survival mode because of this virus, but in line with GOD’s promise for us in Isaiah 60, the glory of the LORD has risen upon some of us and placed us in a REVIVAL mode.

When we say glory, we are referring to the fullness of God on display. And Jesus is that fullness. He is present among us demonstrating and manifesting His fullness upon our lives, putting us in a REVIVAL mode.

There are measures of revival in the Holy place for us, even when others are experiencing torrents of this dark moments. That is why it is not good to be in the outer darkness in the realm of the spirit, not even in the outer court.

The glory does not rise on people in the outer darkness. It only rises on people in the Holy place, with measures of REVIVAL that enables them to come out of any circumstances of life strong.

Friend, like I have always maintained, these are no longer days of praying with bottles of oil in your hands. That is just the spirituality of the outer court or outer. We have done that in time past and discovered that there is more in God. These are days or praying in the holy place and receiving measures of revival.

You see, there so much to press into in our age that is bigger than the anointing oil or whatever is used in the outer court. It is called the fullness of God. To this end, this month shall be for us a month of reconsidering matters on “GOD’S PROCEEDING WORD.”

Like some of us may have known, the Bible is made up of the logos and the Rhema. In other words, the spirits and the letters or the spoken and the written word. Jesus said the words that I speak to you are spirits and life.

When you open the pages of the Bible, you find the logos, the letters, and the written. But when the Holy Spirit lives in you and you open your spirit as you open its pages, you will contact the Rhema, the spirit and the spoken word as you read.

That is how we touch the spirit of prophecy, the very testimony of Jesus Christ. The contact makes you more accurate than any prophet or prophetess out there because the word of the LORD is lifted higher even above the name of the LORD.


False prophetic flow is always soulish, seductive, deceptive, and mystical. It is always far apart from the spirits of the letters of God’s word. You can tell the difference because God does not speak in contradiction to His written word.

People who absorb themselves in the spirit of the word, suddenly finds out that if you want to hear accurately from GOD, what you find in the Bible will show you which scripture to wait and meditate upon to receive an accurate proceeding word from Him.

Now I am not saying we stand on one single scripture then come out with a suppose proceeding word from the LORD. That is destructive. Standing on one scripture without a corresponding truth from another scripture will make you do things that will tear your life apart, thinking that its God that is leading you.

You see, the Bible is not capable of private interpretation. In other words. scripture is designed to interpret scripture, and such interpretations can only be accurate if the person reading the Bible or preaching from it is filled with the Spirit of truth (the manifestation of the Holy Spirit that reveals all truths in the Holy Scriptures).

Sadly, many have stood on certain feelings and twisted scriptures to speak a suppose word from the LORD and destroyed both themselves and those who hear or trust them.

For instance those who stood on the scripture that told us how Elisha poured salt into a stream and prophesied the waters out of a plague, have told us how God used that scripture to speak to them to use salt to pray for people. They stood on it without a corresponding truth from Matthew chapter five that says we are the salt of the earth and deceived so many people.

Heresies and false prophecies are conceived that way.

They are conceived when men and woman who have not sat under genuine apostolic grace to receive the Spirit of truth try to preach the Bible. They are conceived by inspiration that is not rooted in sound doctrine, and prophetic feelings not powered by the Spirit of Truth.


When the prophetic sensation is genuine, it will spew out authentic prophetic flow from the throne room of God, but if it is not it will spew out something that is extra biblical, half-truth, or complete lies from the pit of hell.

Authentic prophetic feelings are scriptural based. They are product of strong seasons of encounters with the word of truth and righteousness.

Sadly, the prophetic feelings of most people these days are scooped from carnality and Biblical Illiteracy. They do not spend even minutes with scriptures under accurate tutors of the word but come out with “God says” by the seconds.

False prophetic anointing is generated from an internal fountain of corruption, spiritual ignorance, greed, covetousness, or bitterness. That is why you find seed sowing prophecies, enemy killing prophecies, and prophecies on possessing other people’s possessions and even spouses, the norm in the prophetic delivery of most Christians.

In so many local churches today, a Christian will hear from ‘God’ at one moment to join a Church and at another moment, sometimes after few days, he or she is hearing from ‘God’ again to quit. You find the prophetic hearing of many very annoying and confusing.

Others will hear from God at one moment to marry this person and at another moment they are hearing another thing, sometimes within the same day.

In such moments I do ask myself if God is so confused and stupid that He does not know who the real wife or husband of such people is. But I know He is not. It is the people that are stupid and confused by lying on Him.

When you lie on GOD for too long, you will run mad. You must be careful what you claim to be form GOD. Many do not know that. That is why so many people who claim to be hearing from GOD have become mad.

The Bible says,

“Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.” Proverbs 30:5-6 NKJV

This scripture is a warning to the “GOD told me” and “GOD say” generation who lie on Him and say “He says” while He has not spoken a word. Recently, many of them have rebuked and found to be liars. However, the greater level of rebuke is coming and is awfully close.

Friend, to receive a true Rhema word from God these days, your fountain must be pure. Our devotional text today is incredibly unique. A major Highlight of it says;

“So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.”

As you grow up in Christ, you will come to the place of understanding that the primary purpose why God passes His Children through hard times is to purify them.

In this scripture, He made Israel to suffer hunger and fed them with just one type of food from Heaven. Apart from bringing them to a place in the Spirit where they can develop a sense of value on the proceeding word, the other intent was to purify them.

God’s will is to have a prophetic people on the face of the earth. However, we cannot become part of this people until we operate accurately in the prophetic. And we cannot operate accurately in the prophetic until our spirits are purified by the LORD.

Sadly, since many rejects God’s purification process, sorcery and divination has now become the prophetic anointing of most youths, Christians who appear serious minded, prophets and prophetesses.


If a prophetic flow is oozing out of you despite your sinful living and corrupt spirit, you are operating under the spirit of divination and sorcery. An unclean spirit is powering you to speak those words, even if you are calling the name of Jesus, or quoting the scriptures.

The Holy Spirit does not use unholy vessels.

He will first purge and purify a man before using him to speak. That is why HOLINESS was the primary hallmarks of the men and women God used in Bible days to speak prophetically. They were first called “Holy Men of God” before operating as prophets of GOD. But today the story is different.

Our prophets and prophetesses are lesbians and sex addicts. They are masturbators and liars. They prophe-lie and speak under a demonic anointing. They are greedy, covetous, sinful and dirty in spirit, yet we call them “men and women of God.”

Even the lay Christians who claim to be moving in the prophetic are no different from these preachers. They have capacity to seduce men and women to sexual infidelity.

They lie like the devil and still claim a prophetic call.

They practice all kinds of secret sins calling it weaknesses yet come out with a prophetic tone that can only be something they stole from genuine prophets of God. They are money and fame driven. The love of money in their hearts and the cares of this word is stronger in their hearts than the love for God.

They are crafty, wicked, and vengeful, yet they claim prophetic hearing. They hide bitterness in their hearts and do so many things to appear holy and right before people. They do that basically to cover their wickedness.

If you want to be blessed by God’s Rhema word this month, you must seek the grace of the God to make you pure in spirit. Your internal fountain as a Child of God must be made clean. That is the message this morning!


“Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.

Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:19-21 NKJV