BIBLE VERSE: Titus, 1 Peter
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 11:11-17 (KJV)
11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
MEMORY VERSE: “Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.” – Zechariah 5:3
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PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
YOUR GOD WILL RESTORE ALL THOSE WASTED YEARS.
Aggression is such an important ingredient of spiritual warfare that it warrants being deeply examined in today’s devotional session. I was in a meeting many years back and a professor came for prayers. He had invested his money in some business ventures, but the ship carrying his goods disappeared on the sea. Everything he invested was gone and poverty was coming. I said, “Prof, you will have to pray today. Sit down and begin to say, “Every owner of the load of poverty, carry your load! in the name of Jesus.”
He sat in one corner saying the prayer in a British accent. I left him and faced other things. After about 30 minutes, I heard a scream and he became violent. I said, “Prof, any problem?” He said, “As I was praying, I saw a bundle of rags in my hand and I saw an angel standing before me, but before I could say: Jesus is Lord, the rag had become two bundles.” He said, “The angel looked at me with disdain and said, “You want the rags to go?, if you do, then, pray violently!” This was what led to the sudden aggression in his prayer. The result of it was that God, from whom all blessings flows, restored his lost investment in multiples.We do not understand the principle of aggression. The enemy tries to multiply problems and troubles and it would begin to happen when you try to pray for mercy and divine attention. But, be assured that any cry from the heart will put a break on the Lord to listen to you.
Matthew 11:12, in today’s Bible passage, the Lord handed over this warning to all Christians. “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” Why does the violent need to take it by force? The enemy of your soul is wicked and he is not ready to let go easily.
- Anything, I’ve eaten or swallowed that is chaining me inside, I vomit them by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Blood of Jesus, Holy Ghost fire, sanitise my body, soul and spirit, in the name of Jesus.
- Every wicked handwriting, operating in my bodily organs, be wiped off by the blood of Jesus.
- My body, hear the word of the Lord, reject every arrow of darkness, in the name of Jesus.
- Any tree that the Father has not planted inside my body, be uprooted by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Voice of the Almighty, speak wholeness into every department of my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Divine power of creativity and repair, operate in my life now, in the name of Jesus.