TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL (Thursday 25th February 2021)
“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.”
“It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep.” Psalms 127:1-2 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 56th DAY OF OUR YEAR OF HIGHER HEIGHTS
We give God the glory for all He is doing in our lives. We thank Him for watching over us. We thank Him for fighting our battles and giving us victory over even unseen enemies.
When He declared,
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18 NKJV)”
when He was physically on earth, He was not giving a speech, He was making a declaration of war! I believe that is the declaration that has kept us and His entire global Church.
Yes, it is a declaration that has been responsible for outbreaks of His presence in our lives and all moves of the Holy Spirit. It is a declaration that lying prophets, heretic teachers and untrained pastors do not take to heart. If they do, there would have been none of them running what they call churches or ministries. They would have known the cost of what they are doing and backed out.
Yes, if they had taken that declaration seriously, they would not have turned the Church into a money spinning machine, metaphysical cult, social clubs or political parties! They would have known that they have become the very gates of hell Jesus spoke about!
There are different gates of hell on planet earth. The closest ones are the preachers who have become gates of hell themselves.
When a preacher becomes a gate of hell on the face of the earth he will begin to ask for money in exchange of ministration like prayers; he will be using all sorts of things to minister to people. From water, to oil, to salt, to pieces of clothes called mantles, to sands from villages or from grave yards, to fruits, and to mud.
There will be the use of what I call deliverance inventions presented as power instruments to minister to people. Money making teachings will be coming out of their mouths, replacing all Heaven making doctrines in the Bible. There will be a lot of sorcery called prophecy in their mouths.
They will be using the Bible and not teaching the Bible.
You see, there is a difference between teaching the Bible and using the Bible. Where the Bible is used people practice witchcraft calling it deliverance. Where the Bible is used Prayers goes for specific amounts of money.
Where the Bible is used, gadgets will be given to you to pray with, prayer points handed over to you; you will be asked to bring some things to be prayed for. Yes, there will be magic called miracles some times, and the shadows of Judaism will be exalted above the substance of the Holy Spirit.
They will claim they are using the oil, water and etc. to help the faith of the people to receive from God, using Mark 6 or James 5 to hide under and unleash the supernatural of Satan by the manifestation of the demon of deliverance.
BUT WHERE THE BIBLE IS TAUGHT THESE THINGS DO NOT HAPPEN.
Where the Bible is taught, there is sound doctrine and none of these practices. People walk in scriptural revelation and perfect understanding of the ways of the LORD. They are taken to an apostolic construction site through schooling in the things of God where they become temples of God in the Spirit.
Our primary assignment as ministers of the gospel is to execute the Great Commission without omission. The great commission without omission is executed by making lost sinners disciples of Christ.
Now, if you read the book of Acts, you will discover that no one can be made a disciple of Christ where the Bible is used to bring people into the realm of the demon of deliverance. People can only be made a disciple of Christ where the Bible is taught.
If you truly understand what the great commission is, you will realize that so many preachers have become a hindrance to its execution. They have become gates of hell themselves the way the preachers who functioned under Judaism in the days of the early church were.
But thank GOD, the declaration says they will not prevail.
There is a generation of God’s reserves who have not bowed their knees to Baal that is rising all over the planet. This generation will carry the end time keys of the kingdom and uncommon authority of the Spirit. They will be able to sense what Christ has bound in Heaven concerning His Church and bound it on earth. And sense what He has loosed in Heaven and loose it on earth.
The Bible says.
“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:18-19 NKJV”
There is something about executing the Great Commission that we must understand. It will be fought by the dragon. That is why we will need the keys. When you hold the keys of the kingdom of heaven on earth, every other kingdom will have no choice but to listen to you!
THE DRAGON MAY FIGHT BUT WILL ALWAYS NOT PREVAIL IF THE KEYS ARE IN YOUR HANDS.
Sadly, so many in the body of Christ today are keyless in the spirit that is why they cannot exercise dominion over evil works. They have to drink oil, use water and live very powerless lives or tap into the supernatural of the demon of deliverance to survive. Its really saddening.
God is passing through His prophetic reserves in our generation called the remnant; a people He is making their garments to be white as snow. He is passing among them to raise Himself an army of apostolic warriors who will execute His end time redemptive plans in herald of His return!
But there is something else I want to pass across to you; let me begin by showing you something about the doings and sayings of the LORD!
What God is doing in the now, is usually activated by what He is saying in the now. The sayings of the LORD and His doing cannot be separated. They work together.
Our Devotional text says,
“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep.”
I believe this is part of what the LORD is doing in the now! Building, guarding and etc.!
There is so much we can chew here. But I want to bring one to your attention; if the LORD is not the one building your life, nothing about your life will be pleasant. Your Life will be full of toiling and pain if you become its maker and builder. God must become the builder and maker of your life for things to be okay with you.
There are a lot of people today who wakes up very early in the morning and returns back late in the night just to make ends meet. Yet the earns refuse to meet. That is not the plan of God for our lives. God never designed life to be that way. The Bible says it is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep. Such thing only happen when He is not the maker and builder of our lives.
I GREW UP TO DISCOVER THAT ANY MONEY WE EARN THROUGH TOILING AND SUFFERING IS CALLED THE BREAD OF SORROW.
Come to think of it, why do people toil and suffer in life? Why are people going through so much in life? Is it because of the curses in their father’s houses, voices crying against them from their villages or what? Is it because they do not tithe or sacrificially give like some prophets make them believe?
The answer is no! People go through hardship in life for not making Christ the builder and maker of their lives.
Christ must make your life in Heaven in the immediate present, and then assemble it on earth by building what He has made in Heaven on earth using your will. If your life is not a product of this prophetic system, it will be full of crisis.
You see, any life that is made in heaven can easily be assembled on earth and you will not see toiling in it. But anyone that has not be made and finished in the Heaven cannot be assembled on earth. Toiling happens when we try to assemble on earth what have not been made in Heaven.
That was why Jesus did not do anything that He did not see the Father finish in the Spirit’s realm while He was physically on earth. He knew it will be a total failure; yes, it will be a total failure to lead a life that Heaven has not revealed to Him to lead on earth.
He said in His word,
“Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.” John 5:19-22 NKJV
I have just given you the keys to sweat less living, given to me by the LORD in 1995.I have tested them since then and they work.
WHAT IS GOD SAYING TO YOU THIS MORNING?
What are you going through in this wicked world? Are you suffering or are you under any kind of attack? A lady last sent me a message yesterday informing me that her star has been stolen and that she wants some help to find it. And that she was suffering because of that.
It pains my heart when I read such messages. God’s people have been robbed, spoilt and deceived to be making very dumb conclusions about their lives. Obviously, this precious lady has been deceived to think that way by heretic teachers. She has been made to think she is suffering because her star is lost and now she wants me to offer some help to help her find it.
Child of God, you are going through whatever you are going through because God is not yet the maker and builder of your life; it’s not because of a lost star out there. You have been laboring in vain not because of a lost star.
Time has come to stop listening to heresies and start listening to the LORD.
Here is a check to always carry out before you call on people to pray for you; check who is the source of the life you are living and the present?
Who is the maker of the decisions? Is it you or Christ? Have you been a god to yourself, taking decisions, initiating things, and doing things that you have not seen the Father do? t is the answer to that that will determine your turn around in life. Not a prayer from any preacher on earth.
Friend, we need preachers who will help us make God the maker and builder of our lives, not preachers who will confuse us with messages on stolen stars or any other heresy. This is time for us to become synchronized in the Spirit like Jesus was by the help of His apostles and Prophets (by content not titles).
Yes, this is the time to start spending your days based on the revealed paths and programs of God for your life. This is the time to begin to make your decisions based on what is written in the scroll of the books concerning you.
It’s my prayer that God will use these words to further build you up this morning and give you an inheritance among they that are sanctified! AMEN
LET THIS SCRIPTURE NE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR YOU TODAY!
“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart.” Psalms 40:6-8 NKJV