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The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you feel sorry for Saul? I have rejected him as king of Israel. Fill your horn with oil and go to Bethlehem. I am sending you to Jesse who lives in Bethlehem, because I have chosen one of his sons to be the new king.” – 1 Samuel 16:1 ERV

A leader is someone who conducts, directs, guides and ranks first among others. Our text reveals how to choose such a leader.

Beloved, every leader is chosen by God, but announced by His messengers. No one can become a leader without being chosen by God and none can emerge as a leader without being announced by men. There’s a world of difference between being chosen by God and emerging as a leader. A leader is never chosen out of idleness or a vacuum, but rather out of busyness in one activity or another. God never makes a mistake in choosing a leader, but His messengers can make a mistake in making His chosen leaders emerge. Every mistake by the messenger in making the leader emerge, distorts God’s agenda for the people. Although as God, He knows how to maneuver over human blunders to bring out good, for those who love Him, however this good, is never His perfect will or best desire. A decision and determination to do nothing but His will and a sensitivity to the voice of God is the only antidote to this mistake. Divine revelation never comes at the same time, but in stages and phases, therefore continued connection to the voice and sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit is an irreplaceable necessity.

Grace upon grace!
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PRAYER: Dear God and Father, thank You for always loving, guiding and providing for those who trust you. I refuse to be deceived by what I see but always be sensitive to and depend on Your directives in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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And you became like us and like the Lord. You suffered much, but still you accepted the teaching with joy. The Holy Spirit gave you that joy. – 1 Thessalonians 1:6 ERV

Joy is the expression and exhibition of the emotion of great happiness evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires. Our text reveals how to have this in the midst of suffering.

Beloved, joy in the midst of suffering is a product of love for, plus faith and hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. However, love, faith and hope is an impossibility without the Holy Spirit who’s the producer in a person. The Holy Spirit can only be present in the life of a person when he receives the goodnews. You can only receive the Good news through the preaching of the Word with power, the Holy Spirit and sure knowledge of its authenticity. Whoever has the Holy Spirit becomes like the apostles and the Lord Jesus Christ, expressing and exhibiting the emotion of great happiness even in the presence of suffering for the Word. You can be filled with Joy irrespective of your circumstances when you’re filled with the Holy Spirit.

Grace upon grace!
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PRAYER: As I live a life of full acceptance of Your Word Gracious Father, fill me with Your Holy Spirit, so I’ll be full of love, faith and hope everyday, with an overflowing joy in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

The men who cared for the pigs ran fast into the city and told everything. They told what happened to the men who had the demons. Matthew 8:33 NLV

The story of salvation either tells how God delivered or will deliver a person. Our text reveals a twist rejection of this story.

Beloved, it’s very natural to expect a rejection of a fake, unprofitable and unproven story but not otherwise. The story of the salvation of the demoniac(s) of Gadarene is one that naturally should have gone viral and won a city-wide acceptance, considering that the men were freed and the citizens can now freely move about in that region. Unfortunately it failed to gain such, because they rejected the Source of the story and sent Him away from their city after receiving the story. The sending away of the Source of the story, was a rejection of His person and ministry over false riches. This deprived them of further salvation experience and stories. Severally, Jesus seeing our struggles and sufferings do send to us the story of salvation to free us, but like the Gadarenes we often do reject and refuse His story over irrelevances but as many as do receive His story, experiences His salvation.

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PRAYER: Lord of all life, thank You for the story of salvation You keep sending to me. Save me from every rejection of You and Your story, that I may continually experience Your salvation in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

“Jesus told us to go and speak to the people. He told us to tell them that he is the one God chose to be the Judge of all who are living and all who have died.Everyone who believes in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name. All the prophets agree that this is true.” – Acts 10:42-43 ERV

The story of salvation is about how God made Jesus of Nazareth the Messiah. Our text reveals what to do with the story.

Beloved, a story is useless until told, because it’s usefulness is in it being believed. It cannot be believed, unless it’s known and cannot be known until its told. Stories are very important because they bring information. The processing and interpretation of an information spells understanding and action, whereas action is a destiny definer, denominator or determinant. However, the degree of effective processing of an information is dependent on the degree of effective packaging and presentation, which is the art of story telling. Cornelius and company heard and believed the story, therefore protocols were broken on their behalf, evidenced by the receiving of the Helper. God is awaiting today to break protocols on your behalf and that of others, through the effective packaging, presentation and processing of the story of salvation.

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PRAYER: Loving Father, thank You for Your readiness to forgive, save and provide for all who believe Your story. Right now, as I believe, I receive the breaking of all protocols and possess all that is destined to be mine in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

“My brothers, sons in the family of Abraham, and you other people who also worship the true God, listen! The news about this salvation has been sent to us. – Acts 13:26 ERV

A story is an account, history or narration of an event. Our text reveals a need for broadcasting the story of the salvation.

Beloved, a story brings a news, informs, empowers and mobilizes, therefore it’s useless until it’s broadcasted and understood. Invariably, the effectiveness, power and relevance of any story lies on its degree of dissemination or broadcast. A good story therefore stirs up hope and faith, as well as actions which produce a harvest. There’ll be no salvation until there’s an action, no action until there’s an information, no information until there’s a broadcast and no broadcast until there’s an event and story. Salvation from and victory over whatever that’s confronting you or anyone around you was bought and delivered by Jesus Christ several years ago. The degree you believe this, is the degree you’ll experience it, but you’ll only believe it to the degree you hear and know of it. Therefore spread the story of salvation today in and out of season.

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PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank You for making Your salvation story available to me. As I believe and spread it, in and out of season, I and everyone around me shall remain saved in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Some people had evil spirits inside them. When the evil spirits saw Jesus, they bowed before him and shouted, “You are the Son of God!” – Mark 3:11 ERV

A certificate of occupancy empowers to possess, live in or occupy something for a given period. Our text reveals how to terminate a satanic certificate of occupancy.

Beloved, certificate of occupancy states the legal usage and type of occupancy permitted in a structure or space. It’s revocation terminates occupancy and possession. Although a certificate of occupancy can be transferred from one person to another, it can only be terminated by the person possessing the authority, the issuer. Satanic certificate of occupancy empowers the devil or any of his viceroys [agents] to legally occupy and possess a person or space with undeniable evidence of occupation and possession. Satanic occupation is only possible in the absence of Jesus, and aborted by His presence. The degree of His presence determines the action that’ll be taken to terminate a satanic occupancy. Have you lost, given away or traded the certificate of occupancy of any area of your life, coming back into His presence will terminate the loss and the bowing down of everything confronting you.

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PRAYER: Heavenly Father, today and always, as I increase the intensity of the presence of Your Son in my life and affairs, I receive the rapid abortion and termination of every satanic certificate of occupancy in and over any area of my life in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Some false prophets are telling lies to the Lord’s people. This is what the Lord says about them: “These prophets are led by their stomachs. They promise peace for those who give them food, but they promise war to those who do not give them food. – Micah 3:5 ERV

The inability of a prophet to hear from God, see vision and know the future and make them known to the people brings the corrupting effect of the stomach. Our text reveals how to overcome it.

Beloved, the corrupting effect of the stomach is the process of deceitfully meeting your needs. The lack of the presence of God robs of power, goodness, strength and His voice. Inability to hear God, brings a bankruptcy of knowledge and remedy to life’s challenges. This bankruptcy leads to the inability of genuinely meeting the needs of the stomach and the activation of its destructive and disastrous corrupting effect, resulting to leaders building an empire by cheating and murdering, judges accepting bribes to decide who win cases, priests being paid before they will teach and prophets being paid before they prophesy. Overcoming the corrupting effect of the stomach is the product of dwelling and remaining in His presence. Since the loss of His presence is usually a gradual process, therefore connection and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit is its only antidote.

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PRAYER: Gracious Father, I refuse to be insensitive and disobedient to Your Spirit, leading to my loss of Your presence and inability to genuinely meet the needs of my stomach. Right now in Your presence, I receive the satisfaction of every need of my stomach in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven; what you prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven, and what you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 GNT

A key is that which provides or prohibits access to or possession of a place or thing. Our text reveals the keys of the Kingdom and how to possess them.

Beloved, the keys of the Kingdom not only makes a person a part of the Kingdom, but also confers every authority, right and privilege of the Kingdom on a possessor. The keys of a kingdom is the staff of office and insignia of the said kingdom. Jesus’s promise, “I’ll give you the keys of the Kingdom” means, I’ll make you a co-ruler of the Kingdom of heaven with the same full authority and control that I too have over everything in this kingdom. The plurality of the keys, indicates and implies the diversity of faculties and segments of the Kingdom. The usage of a wrong key will imply the denial of access and possession of what’s inside. Although the possession of the keys can grant access, it however doesn’t guarantee access. Access is only possible through utilization of the right key, whereas possession of the key is only possible through the profession of faith, which knowledge of the personality of Jesus Christ makes possible.

Grace upon grace!
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PRAYER: Heavenly Father, fill me with the knowledge of the truth, that I may always profess it, and receive the keys of the Kingdom. Right now I prohibit all that I don’t want in and around my life and possess everything in the Kingdom that I desire in Jesus Christ name Amen.

He went to a town called Nazareth and lived there. This gave full meaning to what God said through the prophets. God said the Messiah would be called a Nazarene. – Matthew 2:23 ERV

A prophecy is an inspired utterance of a prophet that proclaims the truth or predicts something to come. Our text reveals how to make it a fulfillment.

Beloved, every prophecy either foretells or forthtells. It is useless unless it has a fulfillment and cannot be called a prophecy until there’s a proclamation. The proclamation of a prophecy brings knowledge and knowledge brings faith as well as the revelation of the condition, that it’s fulfillment makes performance possible. Every provision for the fulfillment of the prophecies in your life has already been made by God. Your sensitivity and obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit, guarantees your being accessing the provisions, being where and doing what you ought to at the right time, which guarantees the fulfillment of your prophecies. No detail of a prophecy is insignificant, ask Joseph the Carpenter. You too can have your prophecies fulfilled.

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PRAYER: Almighty God, I choose obedience to Your Word far above all else, and refuse to ignore any bit of Your instructions. Today, I access, activate and receive the fulfillment of every prophecy in my life that’s due, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Freedom is what we have—Christ has set us free! Stand, then, as free people, and do not allow yourselves to become slaves again. Galatians 5:1 GNT

Freedom is the absence of coercion or constraint, necessity and restriction in choice or action or the ability to be, do and go wherever you want when you want. Our text reveals how it can be preserved.

Beloved, liberation from slavery, restraint or from the power of another, can’t be traded or toyed with. Once not preserved, it exposes to every form of danger, and all blessing and privilege accruing from it is automatically lost. Whoever your freedom is lost to, controls and manipulates your life. Loss of freedom equals loss of identity. The devil wants your freedom lost, stolen and destroyed and will stop at nothing to accomplish it. Jesus not only wants you to be free, but gave you freedom and wants you to preserve it. Freedom cannot be lost without your voluntary or compelled consent, it can either be bought, stolen, given away or forcefully taken. The preservation of your freedom is possible only by resisting the devil and he can only be resisted when you are standing. Standing is only possible through knowing the truth, as well as putting it into action. Truth can only be known by searching and studying the Word.

Grace upon grace!
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PRAYER: Heavenly Father, help me to always stand on Your revealed truth, so I’ll never by compulsion or consent lose my freedom and its dividends to the devil in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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