Do you know your persistency in prayer is absolutely vital to changing your circumstances? Sometimes when you have a matter to settle or you desire a change in a situation you don’t have full jurisdiction over, you have to continue in prayer until that change comes. Now this doesn’t negate faith nor mean you’re unbelieving. Actually, the reason you choose not to give up or shift grounds is because you’re acting your faith. The Bible says that ’’…The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available (dynamic in its working) (James 5:16b AMP)’’.
Many are too used to praying “emergency prayers” that don’t work. They wait until the pressure mounts and then start pushing panic-buttons and praying fast prayers for fast answers. But Elijah knew better. We read in our opening scripture what he did when he wanted a miracle: he cast himself down upon the earth and put his head between his knees, praying heartfelt, continued prayer (1 Kings 18:42-44). He prayed until he got a miracle.
This is what many in the Church today aren’t doing. Years ago, Christians were taught to be earnest and persistent in prayer, but the more they learned the Word of faith, the more some drifted away from the message of prayer. But to be effective, you must have the two together: the Word of faith and earnest, heartfelt, continued prayer.
You must have the willingness to pray with all your heart and continue in prayer until you have the note of victory in your spirit. You might ask, “But when do I stop?” You stop when you “know that you know” in your spirit (not in your head) that it’s done! Remember, this is different from the prayer of faith, where you pray only once and don’t have to go back to pray again about the same thing.
And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the King thereof, and the mighty men of valour (Joshua 6:2).
It’s very important what you see as God’s Word comes to you. If you can see yourself in the Word coming to you, it’ll surely work for you. God said to Joshua, “See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the King thereof, and the mighty men of valour” (Joshua 6:2).
He had to see it to possess it. Again, when Abraham separated from Lot, God told him to look around and said, “all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it” (Genesis 13:15). The extent of his vision was the boundary of his blessing. It’s the same thing today! What do you see when the Word of the Lord comes to you? What are the thoughts that fill your mind when you hear the Word? Some think the Word of God is too extravagant and unrealistic hence they miss their blessing for not accepting the Word.
When your heart is dominated by your senses, it’ll be very difficult to see the visions of God as the Word comes to you. This is why someone can come into church for service and leave without being affected by the Word. I mean, he’s not inspired in any way; no motivation whatsoever, just because he didn’t see anything! How sad! Every time you hear God’s Word that talks about your success, prosperity, victory, divine health, and so on, personalize that Word and start seeing yourself in the reality of it.
When you do this consistently, you’ll discover that defeat, failure, sickness and poverty are driven far from you. That’s how I live, and I recommend that you do the same.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed (James 1:25).
As Christians, we’re called to live and act like God. How is that possible? You might want to ask! This has been made possible through the mirror principle of the Word. The Word of God is the mirror of God. The Bible says anyone who hears the Word and doesn’t act accordingly is like a man who sees himself in a mirror, turns around and forgets what he looks like (James 1:23-24). In other words, God expects you to hear His Word and do what it says.
The problem, however, is that many don’t know how to do the Word of God. Now, the mirror principle of the Word is that you see yourself as what God sees you to be in His Word, and then act accordingly. It simply means acting the Word. For instance, in the Word, the mirror of God, He says, you’re a new creation in Christ Jesus. That is God’s image and reflection of you. See that image and endorse it. Act like it’s true; for it’s true. Again, He shows you in the Word that you’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus; see it so.
That’s His image of you. Seeing yourself in the Word, the mirror of God, and acting accordingly is the way to live in the reality of your inheritance in Christ. That’s how to enjoy all that God has made available to you in Christ Jesus. So keep looking into the mirror of God; keep studying and listening to the Word of God. As you do, you’ll be transfigured to become more and more like the glory you see in the Word. This is the mirror principle of the Word.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).
Thoughts are pictures of the mind that have constructive or destructive potential. Thoughts also have power and create realities. The quickest way to affect your thoughts is through mental pictures. You’ve got to see first in your mind the things you desire for your life.
In Genesis 15:1, God told Abraham, “Fear not, I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” But instead of Abraham to be excited at God’s Word, he complained bitterly: “Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since I don’t have a son, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth” (Genesis 15:2-3 TNLB). God, however, knew what to do to make Abraham believe; He gave him a mental picture. He “…brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and He said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and He counted it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:5-6).
That picture of having offspring as innumerable as the stars in the sky helped Abraham believe God’s Word and think the right thoughts. He went on to receive God’s promise and Isaac was born. Make a practice of forming the right images in your mind based on God’s Word. When you do, those thoughts will create realities.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin (1 John 1:7).
The Word of God is light (Psalm 119:105), and the Scripture tells us to walk in the light as God is in the light. We can walk in the light and have fellowship with Him because we’re born of the Word (1 Peter 1:23), which is light, and have therefore become children of light (1 Thessalonians 5:5).
We’re now required to see with God’s light. Under that light, you don’t see poverty, sickness, disease, death, failure or impossibilities. The Word of God is light (Psalm 119:105), and the Scripture tells us to walk in the light as God is in the light. We can walk in the light and have fellowship with Him because we’re born of the Word (1 Peter 1:23), which is light, and have therefore become children of light (1 Thessalonians 5:5). We’re now required to see with God’s light. Under that light, you don’t see poverty, sickness, disease, death, failure or impossibilities.
Seeing with His light means seeing by the Word; that means your judgments, opinions, and mindset are informed, influenced, and inspired by the truth of God’s Word. It means seeing yourself the way God sees you. For example, when you look at yourself under that light in 2 Corinthians 5:21, which says, he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him, all you need is to say Yes sir! You must remain in that light and keep saying, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. The necessary result of that is, you will live and function as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. This same principle applies to your health.
The doctors might have examined your body with x-rays, and diagnosed that there’s something wrong inside your body; don’t cry. Jesus is the true light which lights every man that comes into this world (John 1:9). Turn His light on yourself and you’d see that you’ve been perfected in Christ; rejoice in the reality and light of His Word.
God has given you His Word to light up your path, so that there wouldn’t be darkness or uncertainties as you journey through life. Agree with what the Word says about you, confess it, and act accordingly; that’s how to walk in His light.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).
You have the ability to choose what you should think about and reject what you shouldn’t. This might sound like a mystery to some people because their minds run riot all the time! But the Bible says “â€¦ whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).
That suggests you can direct your mind to think the right thoughts only! You can control your thoughts. In one of his teachings, Pastor Chris explained thoughts as more than mere imaginations; they are mental pictures of the mind with instructive or destructive capabilities. Thoughts, many times, are your own creation “they are the mental constructions of your mind that are based on your imaginations. They have the power to keep you in bondage, or liberate you to be the best of you. That’s why until you change a man’s way of thinking, his life and the circumstances of his existence will not change. That’s how powerful our thoughts are, and this is the reason we’re admonished in Scripture to choose our thoughts; think only on things that are just, pure, lovely and of good report.
Don’t let your mind wander off with the wrong thoughts; discipline your mind to choose the thoughts you will accept and process. The Bible says to mount a garrison over your heart (Proverbs 4:23); don’t allow just every thought come in. Reject thoughts that tend to demean or depress you; accept the thoughts of success, joy, victory and prosperity that are based on God’s word. Your life goes in the direction of your thinking, for you’re the character of your thoughts.
So, it doesn’t matter what happens to you, or what unpleasant situation you find yourself, you can either decide to remain there or come out of it by imbibing the right thinking! Appraise the situation from the standpoint of God’s Word, for nothing in this life can make you disadvantaged.
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The ‘August Worship and Miracle Communion Service‘ was a harvest of testimonies at Christ Embassy Erediauwa 1. Building on ‘the Month of Sowing‘, the brethren came full of expectation and witnesses to the working of God in their lives throughout July 2015.
The miracles were too numerous to count. Sister Joy Odiase found that she was healed of a very painful cancerous growth on her breast, while a brother who had been held bound by diabetes for 21 years and afflicted by arthritis noticed that he had been dancing and singing throughout the service without complications.
Brother Derek Oronsaye wrote “quick recovery for my mother” as Pastor Chris instructed the congregation to spell out the area where they need the power of God manifested; shortly after Pastor’s prayer, Derek received a call, stating that his mother had come out of comatose state.
With each song of worship, the congregants had their hearts lifted to the Lord, enjoying moments of extraordinary bliss in the Holy Ghost. Experience highlights from CE Erediauwa 1.
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The Night of Bliss South Africa 2016 will remain an unforgettable event in the lives of everyone present. Johannesburg South Africa was once again privileged to receive the unique personality, and also partake of the uncommon anointing on the man of God, Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome, D.Sc., DD. This destiny-defining event, continues to transcend the boundaries of time to deliver the same anointing; the knowledge, understanding and blessings as were manifest at the meeting, to millions not opportuned to have participated live in the event. Several Months, days, hours and moments before the great historical event, the ardent members of Christ Embassy across the Southern Hemisphere of the African Continent, made tenacious preparations; an undeniable evidence of their earnest expectation of the arrival of the Man of God to the FNB Stadium.With teary eyes and a heart of gratitude, an attendee in the featured video says, “This man has changed my life; I want everybody to know that everything he says comes to pass.” The rapturous response from ecstatic brethren is proof positive that all their hearts desires have been realized.
Pastor Chris’ entrance into the FNB Stadium, a culmination of months of anticipation and earnest preparation, was the only signal needed that the time of visitation had come.
Elated brethren and invitees lift their hands to the Lord Jesus.
Experience the worship and relive prophetic utterances at the Night of Bliss Johannesburg.
“His grace [and]His presence will go with you,” Pastor Chris said to several thousands at the Night of Bliss Johannesburg 2016, informing the congregants of the Lord’s partnership for their success.
In the featured video, the man of God led one of many worship songs that set the FNB Stadium up as the stage for the manifestations of God’s Spirit on Friday, January 22. Pastor Chris, inspiring hope in the attendees said “It doesn’t matter what last year was for you. God sent me to bring you a Word, to tell you He is for you!”
Many join Pastor Chris in worship.
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