Love for Christ

The month of August in South Africa is a month in which women are  celebrated. This, founded on a march taken by women on the 9th of August in 1956 to the union buildings, to demand their own rights. That they also should be treated like a living, breathing and fit human being. So, as the magazine we are also celebrating women this month, the daughters of Zion, the lovers and the brides of Christ.

Mary Magdalene, a woman Christ delivered from seven demonic spirits was a lover of Christ. She is the same woman Christ saved from being stoned by the Jews. A sister of Martha, who sat on Jesus’s feet while Martha was busy in the kitchen. The same woman who anointed His feet before crucifixion. She became an intense follower and lover of Christ. The bible tells us that along with others, she ministered to Christ and the Apostles with her resources. She was the first at the grave to look for her master as per the promise of the third day.

Our issue this month is dedicated to this woman, the intense and unapologetic lover of Christ. An imperfect made perfect in love, in Christ. She sees no other, her heart is fully occupied by Christ. He is her beloved and she is His.

May this woman teach us how to have this kind of love for Christ. 

the fiery serpent

While our norm is to feature a man or woman of God who will give us insights concerning the things of God and of the Spirit. This month we felt it important and significant as it is father’s month, that we should lift up the name of the Lord, our Father who art in heaven. Especially with everything happening this year so unexpectedly.

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life – John 3:14-15. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” – John 12:32

The Lord did not take away the serpents in the wilderness to save Israel. Instead, He called on them to have faith. This year is indeed a year that has and continues to test our faith. We are indeed in a similar position as was Israel during the time of fiery serpents. It’ll take us applying the same concept that worked for Israel to sail through. Looking up to Christ.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. – Numbers 21:8-9

As I was cooking this one day, the Holy Spirit pressed on me to hearken and write what I hear. I will detail below what I heard, then wrote and then discuss it.

“People are patiently and some reluctantly waiting for the covid-19 vaccine. What they do not know is that the vaccine has already arrived. The covid-19 itself is the vaccine. Vaccine for what? Vaccine for the new technology that is being rolled out. Many have been dying before the covid-19 rollout but their deaths not made known to the people instead concealed. These deaths, their stats were used to study the symptoms and ills caused by this technology that in some cases lead to death. The results of this study were used to formulate what is now called a disease covid-19. However this ‘disease’ was created to
– cover up for the new technology
– use as a vaccine, and
– instill fear
1)The new technology is necessary for the evil plan of centralizing the world into one. However, the side effects of this technology will kill people. The enemy doesn’t need a disease to kill people. It has been given the power to kill by the sword; famine and beasts of the earth. He needs as many people possible in the short time he has and having them under the one world gives him an upper hand. Therefore, for the technology to be installed smoothly without fire, the enemy created covid-19 exactly with the same symptoms as the symptoms that come out as a result of this technology’s radiation. Therefore, people would get used to covid-19 as a killer disease and not the new technology.
2) The same covid-19 has been created also as a vaccine. There is no vaccine to come, whatever will come is only air. That is why the spread is so vast and aggressive. People have to be vaccinated against the radiation but how do you vaccinate people without telling them what you are vaccinating them for. Many doctors are arguing that wearing masks, rejecting certain medications and sanitizing are the opposite actions of what should be done to combat the disease. However, the plan is not to combat covid-19, it is to spread it. When you have been subjected to covid-19 you have automatically been vaccinated. Those that have died from the vaccine, would have died from the radiation but the study continues to collect facts. The vaccines come in different strains and so will covid-19.
3) When the whole world is trembling from covid-19 due to people dying. The enemy is gaining tract on his plan. The plan is to cause people to tremble enough. It is to subject them to taking the ‘vaccine’. He will deceive even the elect. The vaccine, the air is only to get many to get tags, the mark of the beast. This only achievable through fear. I have not given the spirit of fear.
Why do nations rage and rulers of the world plan a vain thing? The Lord sits on His throne and indeed will ridicule them. The Lord has spoken.”


Firstly, I give honor and glory to the Most High God, whom by His Spirit gives us understanding and revelation knowledge. The words above are not mine. However, below I will share my understanding of these words…

But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” – Daniel 12:4


COVID-19 THE COVER UP
At the beginning of this pandemic, a lot of information spread through social media. Mostly giving people enlightenment re the 5G technology that has been installed in some places and also under plan to be rolled out. To be honest, I didn’t even know about 5G when this info came. There was a particular message, a recording that circulated on WhatsApp by a certain Pastor that used to work for Vodafone, a revelation. The revelation above on covid-19 as a cover up is only confirming what was revealed through him on 5G. I don’t know about everyone else but I love confirmations. I had to learn the hard way how important they are.

The information on 5G installation and its radiation effects is vast on the internet. I will therefore, not dwell on it.

COVID-19 SPIRIT OF FEAR

I have recently started studying psychology, just to get basic understanding on human behavior. It was interesting to me the first thing I found out just before this revelation came.

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was a Russian scientist who investigated the digestive system of dogs by presenting them with meat powder and measuring the amount of saliva they produced. Pavlov found that the dogs began to salivate even before the meat powder was presented as they associated the feeder with the meat powder. This led Pavlov to conclude that the dogs were conditioned to respond to the feeder through the process of classical conditioning.

Classical conditioning: This type of learning involves the repeated association of a previously neutral stimulus [feeder] with an unconditioned stimulus [meat], to elicit a conditioned response [salivate]

Researchers Watson and Raynor wanted to test the idea that fear could be acquired through classical conditioning. Their subject was Little Albert, an eleven-month-old son of a female employee at the clinic. The child’s mother knew nothing about the experiment. Watson and Raynor presented Albert with a white laboratory rat [NS] while sounding a loud noise [UCS]. Little Albert soon associated the loud noise with the white rat and was conditioned to fear the rat [CR]. This fear was then generalised to other fluffy white objects such as Santa’s beard and a sealskin coat. – extract from alison.com


The purpose of this rat experiment was to make the child fear the white fluffy rat. The noise was used as the conditioner. It already triggered the required response. While the rat would have achieved a neutral response, together with the noise the child was conditioned to associate the rat with the noise that already triggered fear.

This is the conditioning done through covid-19. Death is an unconditioned stimulus. People are generally afraid of dying. While on the other hand no one is afraid of flu. But flu associated with death will definitely trigger fear. This is the conditioned response that rulers of this world need from covid-19 to help them get people to willingly subject themselves to the ‘vaccine’. I am convinced that anyone who has had covid-19 or has been exposed to a covid-19 experience will run for the ‘vaccine’. Young and old, black or white, rich or poor, believer or nonbeliever will deem it necessary. It doesn’t even matter the fact that there is no proof that the covid-19 death stats are real, or if people are dying from other causes during the covid-19 time. Therefore, they are dying to covid-19. Just the fact that the rate of transmission is so high accompanied by death stats is enough to condition the subjects.


For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. – Matthew 24:24


One of the wonders that Jesus performed was the miraculous healing. I had to check the definition of a messiah the other day out of interest. [a leader regarded as the savior of a particular country, group, or cause.]


COVID-19 THE VACCINE
First let’s discuss scientific facts about vaccines

Definition

a preparation containing usually killed or weakened microorganisms (as bacteria or viruses) that is given usually by injection to increase protection against a particular disease.

Did you hear someone saying they were given injections while in hospital under covid-19 recovery supervision? I did…

So a vaccine is a preparation of killed or weakened viruses given to protect one against viruses. e.g. a flu vaccine is a preparation of killed or weakened flu bacteria or virus given to one for protection against flu. But we all know this, right?

How does it work?

A vaccine works by training the immune system to recognize and combat pathogens, either viruses or bacteria. To do this, certain molecules from the pathogen must be introduced into the body to trigger an immune response. These molecules are called antigens, and they are present on all viruses and bacteria.

Do we want to join the doctors and ask why we are wearing masks, knowing that this will lead to us continuously subjecting ourselves to the virus if one already has it? Are we not training the immune system?

I have heard a few people saying that after taking the shot they fell ill. This is said to usually be mild side effects of the vaccine.

So if the vaccines are usually given by way of injection, how can covid-19 be a vaccine when it is transmitted by small droplets released from coughing, sneezing or talking that fall on a surface?

Firstly, the droplets are pathogens, they are infectious. Vaccines contain pathogens, weakened or killed. It’s not about the form of subjection, it’s about the virus being imposed.
Secondly, the vaccines are taken to train the immune system to recognize the virus and respond with a fight. Our bodies are being subjected to covid-19 so that it can train the immune system to recognize and respond to the virus. That is why it has been said that the most who have passed had underlying illnesses, their immune system was weak to fight. We are being trained so that we are able to withstand the effects of 5G.

Suddenly there is medication being made available soon strictly manufactured for covid-19. However, the vaccine is not yet ready and it takes 18 – 24 months to prepare one except for trials underway. Because that will be enough time to repeatedly subject people to the conditioned stimulus of death and flu. Enough to cause them to run for the “vaccine”. While in the meanwhile another strain of covid-19 is being made ready for distribution.

When Israel in Edom got saturated by poisonous snakes, them crying to Moses didn’t move God to remove the snakes. Instead He ordered that Moses design a snake and put it up on a pole so that whoever looked up to the pole would be healed.

The rulers of the world are planning a vain thing against God. When the enemy comes in like a flood He raises the standard. While they took this ‘vaccinate against 5G’ action, God took the opportunity to pour out grace. The battle is the Lords and the battle is for the body and soul. Subjecting people to the ‘vaccine’ means Satan gaining many bodies and souls. He can only do that through fear.

In conclusion, there is never anything new under the sun. What is happening now might have different features, but it has happened before and the children of God survived it through God. It won’t help us to fear or worry, instead, we must shift our focus from all of this and find a new way of living through these circumstances rather than clamping ourselves up or rebelling. The governmental lock downs are enough, let us not let them extend to our minds as well. Unfortunately, if God didn’t take away the serpents we are also possibly going to have this problem for a long time. Therefore, I am all for the medication than I am for the vaccine especially for the children of God. Forgive my ignorance, but I don’t understand what vaccination would actually do at this stage. If it had come before the breakout of the virus, it would have made sense to vaccinate people in order to guard against it. But the disease is spreading like fire on dry grass and it’ll continue to do so. Which for me indicates that we need a different way to deal with it than vaccination. I believe that while the rulers of this world have started this problem, God will finish it in a way that glorifies Him. Therefore, I wait in faith for such a time.

May the Lord open our eyes that we may see His wondrous works!

mentality

To change your reality, first change your mentality”. – Daniel Ally

Mentality is described as a characteristic way of thinking. It refers to a person’s mindset, the powers of reasoning.  It refers to how they view things and how that view influences their general response. It is an absolute reality that the people you spend most of your time with, or the people you spend your time listening to are the ones who contribute to your mentality the most.

But He [God] who is spiritual judges all things, yet He Himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?”. But we have the mind of Christ. ~ 1 Corinthians 2:15 -16

Christ, the King and Kingdom of God demonstrated for us during His time on earth, a mindset that could not be comprehended. You see this beautifully crafted in the word of God. I always find it intriguing that people could say or ask Him things to test Him, and He would respond in a way that shuts down the conversation completely. Some of us resort to lies in order to escape a testing situation or conversation, but Paul in the scripture above says, we have the mind of Christ. Christ never needed to lie, so what are we missing?

The mind of Christ has been passed on to us by the Holy Spirit. Just by having the Holy Spirit, we have the mind of Christ. Therefore, the same way Christ could discern people’s intentions; what they are truly saying and what they hope to achieve in a conversation, also we can.

Now we have received, not the Spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us. ~ 1 Corinthians 2:12

This verse on it’s own tells us that we are previewed to the will of God regarding anything concerning us. It has all been made available to us by the Holy Spirit of God. Does that not tell us that, if His will is not manifesting in our lives, it is because of our mentality? The things of God are ‘foolish’ to men, the carnal. This tells us that, whether one’s mind is spiritual or carnal is determined by how they respond to the Holy Spirit and the word of God, and not how they view themselves. Therefore, a carnal man cannot utilize what he gets from the mind of Christ only because it makes no sense, it is not logical or it is against the norms. His worldly mentality tells him differently.

In genesis 24, Abraham instructs his oldest servant to go and find a wife for Isaac from his people, his relatives. He also instructs him that under no circumstances should he allow Isaac to go back there. Abraham knew the will of God concerning his son and he relayed it to his servant to establish it. Abraham had the mind of Christ, God’s kingdom mentality. This is the mentality [way of thinking] that is subdued by God’s way of thinking. It doesn’t think on it’s own, based on it’s perceptions or understanding, but exactly the same way Christ thinks. The result of that is utterance and/or execution of such.

God’s will for Isaac to betroth someone from Abraham’s relatives ‘must’ have been influenced by Abraham’s mentality, his willingness to align his mindset with that of God. This must have been the family mentality. God needed someone with the same kind of mentality to carry the torch of purpose from Abraham. That person was Rebekah.   

Scripture tells us in Genesis 25 that when she fell pregnant and had struggles within, she consulted to get understanding of what was happening. The Lord revealed His will to her. She kept this understanding to it’s right time of execution.

Isaac had a cultural obligation [mentality] over his children concerning the birthright. Even though he was there when Esau willingly gave it to Jacob, he did not take it seriously that now Jacob was the rightful heir of Israel by God’s will. Rebekah however, was in tune with God’s mind. Such that she paid attention to the misery caused to them by the Hittite wives Esau married, and that was a confirmation for her. When the time came for God’s mind to be executed, Rebekah established it.

This is what is referred to as wisdom in the bible, the mind of Christ executed and sometimes uttered. It only takes wisdom to go against belief systems; culture, norms and other things that influence one’s power of reasoning to establish the will of God.

This wisdom we see again in Ruth when she defies Naomi’s instruction to go back home to her people. Naomi catches up with her when she sends her off to Boaz. It is seen with Esther when she defies the king’s rule to save her people. It is seen again with Abigail when she steps out of her place to defy her husband’s response towards David. We see it all the way to Mary who always ‘seemed’ to be in opposite timing with Jesus.

These women carried a mentality that was pleasing and useful to God. They had a mentality of a kingdom queen. God needs wisdom in man to establish His will on earth. He used women mostly because the purpose has to be conceived, birthed and established. However, not just any woman can He use, but those with the mentality that is useful to Him. With David He used both Michal and Abigail, while with Solomon He used Bathsheba.

We can never have a mindset that is in line with God’s way of thinking when we are subjected to our own wishes, desires and ability. Christ has already given us His mind and reveals all things concerning His will for us and those closest to us, by His Spirit. However, to manifest this, our way of thinking has to be forsaken. That way, God will be able to rule on earth through men, and our lives can be a complete fulfilment of our purpose.

In a kingdom there is only one authority, one mind and one will, that of a King. Anyone who thinks or acts independently is an outcast and an enemy to the kingdom. After all, no one truly has a mind of their own. As the enemy influenced Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and they’d be gods on earth, even today he is still influencing the mindset of an individual that way. However, God is only saying take it back from the governing of Satan and bring it back to my governing, then I will show you all things I have intended.

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. ~ Proverbs 24:3-4

We pray for an aligned mentality with that of Yahweh!

submission

If you are like me you love Love and you are smitten by it’s beauty. The amazing thing about it is that, God our Father is Love and forever so beautiful. So, when I see real love I see God.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. – John 13:34

See, Love doesn’t force itself, it doesn’t demand and it releases no obligation. It comes from a place of patience, gentleness and kindness. Therefore, anything done in love produces a sweet smelling aroma. It produces recreation and multiplication. That is how God created us, in love. Hence Jesus in 1 John 4:20 says, Whoever says ”I love God” but doesn’t love his brother is a liar. We are suppose to replicate this love we have been created in. 

However, we have been somewhat denied this pure love by the world. We have been more exposed to selfishness. Our benefit is that it is embedded in us because of who created us and how He created us. It is therefore, always brewing somewhere in our subconscious yearning to come out. But because we lack experience of it, we give it in a manner that doesn’t define it.

for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. – Philippians 2:13

We associate love with pleasure and affection. That is why many people marry during the time when they cannot keep their hands off each other, under the notion that they love each other. Later when all that affection and pleasure is gone they head straight for divorce because somehow life becomes unbearable.

When you live to pleasure people you do not yet know who you are. Yours is not to pleasure people but to love them and to try and live peaceable with them so you can have a clear conscience. The pleasure part belongs to God. You are created for His good pleasure, and that means living your purpose. That of course will be different to what one has imagined for themselves because our thoughts are not His thoughts, His are higher. He said concerning Jesus – “This is my son in whom I am well pleased”. We also want to hear Him say the same thing about us because that’ll mean we will have fulfilled our purpose of creation. Pleasuring people can only leave us drained and tired and possibly, resentful.

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. – Ephesians 5:22

Women have heard this repeated over and over it has literally become a song. What I love about it, is the part that says ”as to the Lord” which means as you do to Christ our Lord. Which means, you cannot submit yourself to a husband as to Christ when you are not yet submitted to Christ, your first husband. When it is said to women, the emphasis is in submission, leaving out the part, as to Christ. Then it becomes an obligation, an act of law than it becomes an act of love. Nothing good can come out of law or obligation. It only gives birth to resentment and rebellion.

Christ, on the other hand, you do not see. He is not physically present but spiritually. Meaning that when you do anything for Him, it will come from a place of a willing heart which is a place of love. No one can force you to obey, love and respect what you do not see, you only do so from a place of worship. When you are now fully submitted to Christ whom you do not see, you can easily be submitted to the man whom you see everyday. You cannot do from the waist, it has to start from the head. Christ is the head and He is love. Because of that, you will understand that whichever husband he has given you is the perfect one for you.

Submission means willingly subjecting yourself to the authority of another. If you are employed and you have a boss, that boss has authority that is above yours. Because of that, no matter how you disagree with them you will do as they command. Unless of course you have wisdom and the ability by the Holy Spirit to show them differently, enough for them to hear. This wisdom and ability will still be subjected to the authority. This is what submitting to a husband means, to be willingly subjected to their authority. However, for this to be effective, it has to come from a place of love and that is in Christ. He is the bond that binds the two together. Therefore, you cannot be effectively submitted to a husband when you are not yet submitted to Christ who enables you to be submitted to a man. Christ is without error, so learning to submit to Him first, means your submission will be without question. This also teaches you what is acceptable to Christ and will give you position to deny what is not. As Christ is the first husband, the second husband also becomes subjected to Christ. Therefore, he cannot abuse his authority to subject you to things unacceptable to Christ. It is in this place that now you can use the wisdom and ability by the Holy Spirit to disagree and deny such.

When we learn and understand that all things start with Christ, we will have found a solution to most of our problems.

God bless!

the ancestral


Peter was called by Christ, shadowed Him and learned from Him in the years of His ministry. Then together with others, he got baptised in the Holy Ghost, enabling him to realise, acknowledge and walk in his call. During this time, King Herod imprisoned him but the Lord set him free. He went into hiding after testifying. Herod had all those he set to watch over him killed. A while after, he took the glory of God upon himself and the Lord struck him dead. Peter continued with his ministerial duty and the gospel spread. Herod always was the killer of destinies in Christ. King of destruction.

The born again Christians have been and continue to be mocked for unapologetically choosing to serve Christ alone and no other gods. They have made their stand clear regarding the worship of ancestors and other gods, as well as consulting spirit mediums. Those who mock them don’t make an effort to understand why they chose this stand, instead they play defence and blame game. Christians on the other hand talk about their stand in their circles, but don’t make an effort to make the mockers understand why this stand.

I was raised in the culture and tradition of ancestral worship. I was in it quite deep. So much that I was being pursued to accept the ‘ancestral gift’ to become a spirit medium. On the other hand I ‘believed’ in God. It was after one of our sacrifice sessions that I fell ill. After that my life literally just became a mess. I was furious because supposedly, the session was meant to bring us an outpour of blessings. Instead, we were told to do more. That very mess made me rethink the whole business of ancestral worship. In my mess, I lost everything. No calling the forefathers could help. Eventually, I started hearing a certain song over and over. I asked a friend about it and was told that it is a verse in the Bible and they gave me the chapter. I read it. From that scripture, I went all the way into scripture. In my ‘believing’ in God, scripture was not anything I  read. However, when I started getting deep in it, I found out that all sorts of questions we have, scripture has an answer for it.

Revelations 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. 11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Abaddon [Apollyon] is the name given to the fallen angel which means destruction. In this chapter we read about all things that’ll happen by this angel at the end of days. However, everything physical happens first spiritually. Until the 2nd coming of Christ we are living in spiritual times. So, Abaddon [Apollyon] even Herod, works currently as the Spirit of destruction. Among other forms in which it causes destruction, is ancestral worship.

The demonic agents of this spirit live in trees; soil(ground); animals and water. This is how it spreads it’s controlling power. It penetrates individuals through families. It comes in a manner of a familiar spirit (meaning that it uses anything familiar to the family to make itself accepted and embraced). The first form in which it requests an embrace is through a sacrifice. It’ll appear to the family members as something familiar to them and state what it wants. That is why people offer sacrifices when they either dream seeing a familiar face requesting something, or when bad things happen to the family and they consult a spirit medium, to whom it reveals itself as a familiar face requesting something. This spirit is all about bringing destruction to the family.

Destruction means, an act or process of destroying something. Synonyms – ruin; desolation; waste or demolish. As it is a family spirit, its aim is to ensure that the family amounts to nothing or that it amounts to only a fraction of what God intended for it. Yes you may say that some families have success and they serve their ancestors, but what else do they serve? The ancestral spirit takes, it is not about growth but destruction. 

In the scripture above, we see that this spirit multiplied itself in a form of locusts. A locust is a large, mainly tropical grasshopper with strong powers of flight. It is usually solitary, but from time to time there is a population explosion and it migrates in vast swarms which cause extensive damage to vegetation. These are the locusts that are referred to in Joel 2:25 where the Lord promises to restore all that they have eaten. They are devourers of crops. Crops refer to produce or fruit. Each individual is designed to produce, to bear fruits. Gen 1:28 God blessed them and said, “be fruitful and multiply”. Therefore humans generally are meant to produce or be productive. The moment one works endlessly but has nothing to show for it, when there is no fruit bearing, there is a spirit of destruction at play. Some may get to producing something, a fraction of what they are truly meant to produce. The devourer is not merciful. Either you get nothing or a fraction of what you are meant to get when it is at play. Even when you do get that fraction, you will spend it endlessly on things that are just meant to take from what you have in order to create dependence. 

Malachi 3:11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts;

LOCUSTS AND ANCESTRY

Laugh out loud, but yes, ancestors are spiritual locusts. That is why when there is a ritual, to speak to them, a visit to identified trees; rivers and pouring of alcohol to the ground are normal acts. However, all of this is done to appease farmiliar spirits [family spirit(s)]. Each family has a dedicated familiar spirit (spiritual locust). Embracing them is embracing a devourer into your life. You literally give access to the enemy to take from you, to devour your produce. Some others don’t understand why their money goes out of their hands. No matter how much they make, wealth is not a possibility – spirit of destruction. 

NO OTHER GODS

Anything that has control over you and influences your decisions. If it has power over you and you are willing to sacrifice for it, it is a god.

You might say, ‘but in our family we don’t worship ancestors’. Perhaps not in the traditional form of rituals. But there is a case of legacy. Just by following the iniquity of the family you are trapped. There are businesses built by forefather(s) that gave pride to the family name. That pride has to be protected in all ways possible. Some may not even know how the wealth came about or how the businesses found their position, while some may know. However, protecting the legacy is protecting and worshiping the spiritual means. Therefore, following in the footsteps of the forefathers who made it possible. In the process worshiping the farmiliar spirits – ancestral spirits. Those who inherited the wealth maintain the legacy. In this case the devourer devours the soul. That means destruction in hell.

Do not fear the one who destroys the body, but He who can destroy both body and soul in hell – Mat 10:28

The only legacy we need to build up as humanity is one in God. Bible tells us that we should not store up treasure on earth where moth and rust destroys. If you are not fully worshiping God in Spirit and in truth, you are worshiping another god. Yet, He told those that are His that have no other gods besides me. 

How does this spirit manipulate its subjects?

Lust of the flesh
Sexual immorality is the one element conveniently ignored by many. The Bible forbids it many times, yet as the children of God we are repeatedly subjecting ourselves to this act. Sexual immorality is engaging in intercourse with anyone either than your spouse. Before you say I do to him/her they are not yet your spouse. Therefore, engaging in intercourse with someone you have not said I do to, is engaging in sexual immorality. This seems very innocent, but spiritually the implications are enormous and manifest themselves in life in the physical. It is an act that is carelessly promoted as ‘ok’ for those in a relationship. This is one way the devourer destroys one’s crops.

Numbers 5: If she has made herself impure and been unfaithful to her husband, this will be the result: When she is made to drink the water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering, it will enter her, her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry, and she will become a curse. 29 “ ‘This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and makes herself impure while married to her husband, 30 or when feelings of jealousy come over a man because he suspects his wife. This is a curse over a woman who has engaged in sexual immorality – bitterness and miscarriage. 

You might say, but this only refers to adultery. Not so! Every woman is a daughter of the Holy Father inherited by the king as a bride. Every woman’s first husband is Christ. Your husband on earth is a man Christ gave as a steward of His wife. So when you have no steward yet as a woman, by default you are Christ’s. So when the Lord has not presented Eve to Adam, and Eve presents herself instead, she is engaging in sexual immorality. Rest assured that the curse of bitterness and miscarriage is passed because God is a jealous God who sees all. The curse of bitter waters causes barrenness on the land, meaning there is no production [2 Kings 2:19]

1 Corinthians 5: It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you … 5 hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh.

Paul here is addressing a reported case of sexual immorality by a man and his judgment on it is destruction.
So if you want a slow poison of destruction in your life engage in sexual immorality. 

Lust of an eye
Material possession. We have a list of things we would like to achieve before we die or before we reach a certain age, including ownership of this and that. Let me just give you an example. 

A young and very beautiful girl has big dreams but very low hope of ever achieving them. Her mother encourages her to use her beauty and date financially abled men who can take care of her needs. She eventually decides that she wants to go to school and find love and even get going with it. However, this young man she falls for cannot help with her needs. An older man comes along and offers her a luxurious lifestyle. Only to find out that this man is married to a wife who opened herself up to an open marriage. Agreed to this for the sake of the life the marriage is affording her and her kids. Both these women subject themselves to sexual immorality for the sake of lifestyle. Many women are married to men they do not like for the sake of money, status and lifestyle.

Hosea 2: For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers, who give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.’ 6  Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns and I will build a wall against her, so that she cannot find her paths. 7  She shall pursue her lovers but not overtake them, and she shall seek them but shall not find them. Then she shall say, ‘I will go and return to my first husband, for it was better for me then than now.      

Pride of life
Power is one of the most destructive desires. It gets people drunk, so drunk that they can do just about anything to remain or be in position of power. We are surrounded by this desire, at our workplaces and even families. People want to be gods over others and power gives them that ticket. David in his kingdom faced this with Absalom, his own son and Solomon with Adonijah. Both Absalom and Adonijah  died by the sword. This desire for power is better found in men. They are the kingdom carriers of power, the kings. However, this power cannot unleash itself. They need a woman to help them conceive, birth and walk in it.

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.” -1 Cor 11:7

Women wonder why men sometimes would leave a good woman for a Jezebel [wicked woman]. They have a need for someone to help them unleash what is in them. This is the biggest trap. Jezebel will help them of course, but straight down to destruction. It is noted between Jezebel and Ahab. In pursuit of gender equality between male and female, women have now also fallen prey. They have become power hungry. If Jezebel can control, rule or govern through a woman then why not. If Jezebel sent Ahab down the path of destruction, why not a woman. Women are turned to nothing in the name of career.           

Farmiliar spirits know the ins and outs of each family member. They are the suggesting and manipulative voices that teach people how to do things – family and social culture. They teach them a way of life. What you will see however, is that, this way of life is never good nor does it bear good results. It is what we refer to as iniquity. It’s a generational trap. If it doesn’t attract curses to the family, it attracts barrenness. An individual can disconnect themselves from this demonic association, but only the entire family can rebuke it completely.

Of course we cannot tell people to stop embracing demonic spirits in their lives if they wish to, but I believe that change in us can lead to change in the entire family. We just need to learn to respect each other’s wishes, keep praying and letting God do the rest. We change people by our actions more than we do with our words.

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols?, So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. 1 Corinthians 8:9-12

King’s delicacies

The heavenly father gave us every seed-bearing plant and every tree bearing fruit with seeds for food [Gen 1:29]. In Noah’s time however, meat was added to the list [Gen 9:3]. So, this is not to say we shouldn’t eat meat. However, with all things happening now, it seems a good thing to mind what we eat. Fruits and vegetables are not just food but they also give nutrients that give health and life to the living organisms in the body. 

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. – Daniel 1:8

After the 10 day challenge, Daniel and the others didn’t only turn out younger but also were found to be 10 times wiser. The king’s delicacies have now become processed, sugary, fat and salted foods we eat at restaurants and/or imitate from the food shows. This includes even the genetically modified meat we are sold. Now it has become crucial that we rely back on the fruits and plants originally given to us for food.

This challenge is to help us collect recipies that don’t entirely remove meat from our plates, but incorporate it instead of incorporating veges and grains into our meat plates.

We found this one as our first plate from bbcgoodfood.com. It can be enjoyed either as breakfast or lunch.

Mexican beans and avo on toast

Ingredients

270g cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 red or white onion,finely chopped
½ lime, juiced
4 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chipotle paste or 1 tsp chilli flakes
2 x 400g cans black beans, drained
small bunch coriander, chopped
4 slices bread
1 avocado, finely sliced

Method

Mix the tomatoes, ¼ onion, lime juice and 1 tbsp oil and set aside. Fry the remaining onion in 2 tbsp oil until it starts to soften. Add the garlic, fry for 1 min, then add the cumin and chipotle and stir until fragrant. Tip in the beans and a splash of water, stir and cook gently until heated through. Stir in most of the tomato mixture and cook for 1 min, season well and add most of the coriander.

Toast the bread and drizzle with the remaining 1 tbsp oil. Put a slice on each plate and pile some beans on top. Arrange some slices of avocado on top, then sprinkle with the remaining tomato mixture and coriander leaves to serve.






Nabal’s wealth

Nabal means foolish or fool. A fool or a foolish person is someone who acts unwisely.

Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel, and the man was very rich. He had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And he was shearing his sheep in Carmel. The name of the man was Nabal – 1 Samuel 25:2-3

Although Nabal was said to be foolish, living after his name, he managed to build a successful business for himself. He had staff, paying salaries.

One of the basic principles of business is building relationships. Loyalty goes a long way and pays well. However, above that skill of building relationships, one needs a skill of discernment. When you lack this skill you can easily back a wrong horse. Therefore, for a leader, focus cannot only be on profits but also on  prospects. Nabal lacked the skill of discernment. He rejected the one prospect that would have benefited him well in a distant future.   

As important as loyalty is, managing resources is just as important. An accountant will either help the business with financial management. If not that it’ll be managing the books in order to reflect where money is spent. They can also advise on how to balance the spend so the business doesn’t limp. Nabal seems to have been able to manage the finances considering that he was rich in assets. However, when you fail to manage well the resources that enable you to make money, you are as good as throwing money away. Nabal was known to be harsh and evil, so much that he risked his resources through his arrogance towards David.      

Prioritisation! I once asked for an increase at my last job and was offered 10%. I was so furious but subtly accepted it. I prayed about it and the Holy Spirit came back with a firm message. “It is not about how much you get, it is about what you do with what you get. What you do determines how far your money can take you. Its about responsibility. God gives to you what you deem ‘little’ and you have to decide what is more important. For some it is food, some children, some education, some home, some car. But whatever you choose as a priority should be singled out first then everything else be brought in to whatever is left.”  For many the priority is the pride that money gives its owner.

Lastly, giving! Having riches that you cannot share with those in need is pointless. In fact, in the kingdom of God that is stealing. God insisted that Israel should share their tithe with the  Levite; the poor; the widow and the orphan. When they stopped doing that He called them robbers [thieves]. Those who summarise it well say that we are blessed to be a blessing to others. Paul in Ephesians 4:28 says, Let the thief no longer steal. Instead, he is to do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need. Nabal felt the opposite of that. When David came asking for food, his response was

Shall I then take my bread and my water and my meat that I have killed for my shearers, and give it to men when I do not know where they are from?” – 1 Samuel 25:11

A Nabal’s wealth is in jeopardy, at a risk of loss when he lives after his name and live unwisely, failing to follow the basic principles of business. Being unwise causes one to make pride and arrogance rulers of his mind. Nabal’s foolishness almost caused David to destroy everything he was priding himself of. While Abigail stalled his judgement, instead of losing his estate he lost his life. That’s the ultimate price of foolishness. We cannot let money, pride and arrogance destroy us to that extent.

May we learn to run our businesses as conduits for God’s riches to his people. As we become masters over others, we must always remember that we also have a master in heaven. Status cannot be a priority, there are much more important things in life. Above all things, may we yearn for the spirit of discernment. It is a crucial necessity for business
 

following


Therefore be imitators of God as dear children – Ephesians 5:1. Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ – 1 Corinthians 11:1.

The time we are living in now is a season where everyone is being programmed to accept technology as the new way of interacting with others. Slowly but surely, physical connection is being replaced. With the new social contract that the rulers are advocating for, we will all be subjected to a central way of accessing, offering and doing things. We have heard of databases being compiled in the background which initially were to be used for data mining. However, soon those databases will be used to get to know everything there is to know about an individual. While we do everything on the net, certain applications are compiling info about us to be added into the database. So someone you have never had any form of interaction with will read you like a book. In a spiritual world these databases are called akashic records,
and the applications that collect the information are called familiar spirits. Spirits that monitor one’s every move.

What does this have anything to do with social media followership?

The work that we do now for the kingdom of God is slowly moving to the tech platform. In these platforms the followership is not surfed so anyone can follow your page or ministry. We have been programmed to be very excited when we see an increase in followership or an increase in views. This means we are relevant and are attracting relevant people also. But how sure are we about that relevance?

Technology is governed in spiritual Persia. Every single technological advancement raises up the spirit of Persia. Spiritual Persia is a kingdom in the spiritual realm that exists as a vital force or power that cuts and divides. Its target is to separate. This is Satan’s ruling strategy – divide and rule or conquer. King Cyrus in the Bible was the king of Persia that conquered Babylon and used by God for the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, as well as releasing those that were imports to Babylon including Jews. About the Prince of Persia though, the Bible in Daniel 10 tells us differently. He is the demonic fallen angel that fought against Gabriel to delay him from delivering a message to Daniel regarding the future of Israel, until Micheal came to his rescue. This is the problem prince of ‘divide and rule’.  He is a territorial spirit that hinders the will of God for His children. The same prince that governs in the technology space.

A company I previously worked for had a leader that capitalised in the advantages of technology. A scientology church fellow. I had never met him in person but during techno meetings he had this bullying energy that he was flaunting. He could silence anyone just by this energy. When I met him in person, all this bullying energy I always sensed during meetings was null and void. I thought it was my imagination. When the next meeting came the bullying energy was flowing yet again. There and then I knew that there is a certain spiritual power associated with technology that we are ignorant of. People that have worked for and spoken against social media have shared how people are manipulated through these platforms.

Churches have been neutralised through the desire for members. For a while membership was a huge drive for most churches. The problem with the focus on numbers is that it results to a compromise on content in order to keep relevance as well as followership. Social media is about numbers and views so the same spirit will apply to ministry platforms which automatically neutralises the ministry. Not every member you have is about following but there to neutralise.

Jesus was not intrigued by numbers. As He is so are we. The day after He fed the 5000, a crowd came again seeking Him. He knew that they came not to see miracles or hear His teachings, but for food. So He taught them a hard teaching such that they left.

But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. – John 6:64

The same problem that Jesus had, ministries experienced in the church platform and also shall they, even worse in the social media platform. Jesus had the twelve disciples which He intensely influenced such that the gospel could efficiently reach the world through them.

It is better to have a small number that can truly be influenced by the ministry than a large number with most representing the interests of Jezebel and the Prince of Persia. This doesn’t only apply to ministries but also to individuals. Instead of having a page that speaks nothing, rather have content on your page that builds people and contribute positively in their lives. It is time that platforms of the enemy be subdued to the authority of God. We want people to follow us as we follow Christ. This is the time where we cannot compromise the gospel for the sake of followership. We need to wake up and be alert always especially now. Watch and pray

Be very careful, then, how you live— not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. – Ephesians 5:15-16

Woman thou art sufficient

“The soul of a woman yearns to testify of something bigger than itself, otherwise it crashes to insecurity” ~ Pst Choice Hills

How great and selfless is a woman if her soul needs to glorify someone else than herself. It means that she is not designed to desire glory or take glory to herself, but to give glory.

When I read proverbs 31, I see a complete woman who is doing all things for herself and those dependent on her. She is an independent woman. However, she brings honour to her husband who is an elder of the land. Her independence is not about glorifying herself, instead it glorifies her husband. That is selflessness beyond comprehension. She is a woman who knows who she is and doesn’t seek affirmation or approval to know her worth. She is the help meet created to meet the needs of her husband and by doing that, she is complete.

However, there is a woman who bends herself over backwards. Who does all things necessary to meet the needs of her husband but feels that it is not enough because she is met with abuse instead of appreciation. She is belittled and made to feel like she is nothing no matter what effort she makes, but she still gets up and continue everyday in hope that things will change.

She is still 100% sufficient!

James 1:2-4 NLT, Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

Troubles come through people. God allows the enemy to use people to trouble us in order to test our faith. If you know your God, you surely know yourself. You know that He says, you are mine I have begotten you. We are talking about a God who opened up the sea, who made the waters of Jordan stop moving. A God who tumbled the fortified walls of Jericho. We are talking about a God who created you and knew you even before you existed in flesh and He says, you are mine. Then someone who does not yet have an understanding of who they are can look at another and see them not. It is not she who is not sufficient, it is the man who has no knowledge of a woman. Who has no knowledge of himself. It is the person undermining you who lacks understanding and a sound mind therefore, lacks good judgement. Christ says a man who doesn’t love his wife lacks love for himself. Therefore, by demeaning you, he is reflecting his feelings of himself.

When I say I am sufficient, I mean that no matter how much abuse may come my way. No matter how much shame may be brought upon me. No matter how much people can ridicule me or gossip about me. No matter the rags I wear or less qualified I am, because God sees me as treasure, I am treasure therefore I am sufficient.

The problem is not you, it is the one who doesn’t know how to fully utilise you for their benefit. If you are given keys to a G-class Mercedes Benz, but you cannot drive it because you know not how to drive. The problem is not the car but the one who possesses the key to it. It remains the best car in the market no matter what your frustration makes you believe about it.

Therefore, woman, take pride in who you are as a daughter of the Most High. It is not what others or a man thinks that matters, it is what Christ thinks. Aim to please Christ and Christ will work the hearts of others melt towards you. When He doesn’t, it is trouble time for the testing of faith. Hold fast therefore, to that which is good always, which is Christ. In Him you are sufficient no matter how “short” you are to flesh.

John 5:41, I do not receive honour from men – means we should not seek approval or affirmation from people but from God. People can take it as they give it and you will tire trying to earn it. Do things not for approval of men but to glorify God who has given you the ability. Seek to please God always for In Him you remain sufficient.

The conscious mind of eden

In our last issue we discussed the spiritual mind. However, the mind is made out of the conscious mind and the subconscious. The conscious mind is one’s active mind, the response section of the mind. When someone asks you a question, the alert mind [conscious] takes it in for processing, sends it to the subconscious and the subconscious, depending on what is stored in it regarding such sends the response back to the conscious and the conscious mind sends response to the brain, the brain sends words to the mouth. Quite a process right? Considering how quickly we respond to questions at times.

Scripture defines the conscious mind in a very interesting manner.

Genesis 2:10 – 14 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stones are there. The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush. The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

Let’s first look at the biblical and spiritual meaning of these names

“The word Eden is a Hebrew word that means atmosphere. Ever wondered why the garden of Eden has not been found? It is because it’s not a place it is an atmosphere. Eden refers to five things. Spot, moment, presence, open door, and delightful. When you put these five together it means, the spot on earth where the presence of God is an open door to heaven, a delightful place.” – Amanda Agora Edike

Pishon represents a full flow of Spiritual intelligence and light into man’s consciousness producing divine ideas. This flow encompasses the whole space of effort or travail to manifest the spiritual ideas. The space of effort or travail [thinking] carries the spiritual treasures necessary for manifestation of ideas.
Gihon represents the formative movement of the breath of God [life] into man’s consciousness to inspire as well as purify the blood [spiritual principle] to the lungs, producing healing and a clean mind
Hiddekel represents a rapid spiritual influx of the nerve fluid throughout the nervous system to release power of the Holy Spirit into the body. This flows in front of Assyria [mental power beyond man’s scope but less than that of the spirit]
Euphrates represents fructifying the blood [spiritual principle] stream through the circulatory system. The circulatory system receives nutrients and pass them through, which it gets from food to the blood. The blood then will have substance for bone, muscle, brain, teeth, hair and every organism in the body

He who believes in Me, out of his belly[heart/core/soul] will flow rivers of living water – John 7:38 nkjv  

The core [heart/belly/soul] of a person represents Eden. The scripture above indicates that he who believes in Christ, out of his soul, the four rivers [Pishon; Hiddekel; Gihon, Euphrates] shall flow. They will flow out of him to go and feed the world. When we look at scripture in Genesis 2 we read that it says, the river came out of Eden and split into four river heads. Therefore, as the man was formed to have dominion over every living thing on earth, he was given powers that’ll allow him to take good care of the earth in order for the ground to continuously produce fruit.

The river is life in abundance for a human. It represents the Holy Spirit of God in man. From the river that spreads out to the world, we see the four elements that embody it.

  • Spiritual intelligence that carries treasures and light, that can be manifested into the physical through ideas. These ideas can be turned into gold and other gemstones
  • Breath of life that carries inspiration as well as spiritual principles that bring healing to the mind. This is where the concept of meditation takes form. But how you meditate is crucial. It is governed by the spiritual principles you follow.
  • Spiritual power to one’s nervous system to give mental power that is beyond man’s capacity. This is why for example man is able to speak a language they don’t know or do things with their hands or bodies they generally cannot do. It is when they are consumed by this power.
  • Spiritual principles that are food and give life to the living organisms of the body in order for them to function well. The Spiritual principles of a child of God center around believing in Christ, what He stands for. These are :- Life [The Word]; faith [connection to God by the Holy Spirit which leads to application of the Word]; love [God the Father]; peace [benefit of the kingdom]; humility [submission to God]; grace [the unwarranted giving]; prayer [thanksgiving in word] and worship [surrender to God]. Basically meditation for a child of God means a moment taken to soak in worship through song, prayer and the word.

In conclusion, the conscious mind under the governing and subdue by the Holy Spirit is able to operate at a level more superior and powerful than that of an ordinary man, but less than the Spirit itself. It was originally created in that form, with subjection to God it out performs. So the Holy Spirit is not only about giving power to perform by the spiritual gifts. It also gives inspiration, intelligence and mental power beyond ordinary man’s to produce things that bring wealth to a human being. All riches given to a human being are hidden in the spiritual capacity of their conscious mind.

credits: truthunity.net

SMALL BEGINNINGS

And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. ~ 2 Kings 4:2

When there is famine in the land, only God helps us survive. Economies are cracking, companies are down-scaling and no one knows if they’ll ever pick up back to normal. Without a job you can no longer do things as normal. Your immediate need is to find the next source of income.

I was once talking to a friend about a new coffee table I wished to get for my house. Question then was, what is wrong with this one you have? My response – ‘it’s old’. As I finished saying that I thought out loud, ‘perhaps I can get it adjusted and use it as a work desk’. My friend said, ‘ah you could just get a desk’. I responded again and said, ‘why is it that I must buy instead of taking what I have and use it for what I need? I realised that it is so easy to say ‘I want to buy’ instead of saying, ‘how can I use what I have to get what I need’. Yes, at times it might turn out cheaper to buy than repairing. However, it is an option to be explored first.

I watched this series once, a lawyer who had been let go by her firm decided over night to just practice on her own. All she needed to do was to identify the market that she could tap in to serve as an individual and she did. The following day, she set up a working desk at her house. She used old things she had to put the desk together. The top of her desk was an unused door, imagine.

Most times we want to get into business, but we complicate things by wanting to do things out of our reach instead of identifying what business we want to do first. Then identify what we can do now to generate income and gradually grow into that business we eventually want. We want to start big, so we run around looking for the capital we don’t have, tire when we don’t get it and give up. Miracles do happen yes, but you have to till the ground first and make it good soil before you can be asking for a miracle. Otherwise even if that miracle comes, you might not be ready to handle business on a big or medium scale. So you also have to test and pace yourself to ensure sustainability. Business is a marathon and marathon athletes don’t start at a high speed because they know their destination is far but achievable. That way they are able to keep themselves going until the finish line. When we think business, we think big corporation or small business enterprise that is already steadily running. Forgetting that even those started somewhere. God is a giver of all good gifts.

Exodus 16:4. Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.

I know that with  prophecies you might get one that says, ‘business owner’ and already see yourself one and start pursuing it. But our time and God’s time are different, same as His ways. Try not to chase a prophecy. If it is from God, He will sure manifest it His way, His time. Yours is just to hold on to it without making life stop.

Business demands patience, discipline and alignment with who you are. God didn’t release rain on earth because there was no man to till the ground. As soon as there was someone, He released water then plants grew out of the ground. This because He doesn’t waste His resources.

God says, if you are faithful with little you will be faithful with much. Meaning He wants to observe you with little first before He can give you much. For that big thing you want, start doing well and start using well the little you have. Build something from little and watch it grow just by being faithful.

We have to learn to embrace humble beginnings, they are necessary to always remind us where and how far we have come with God on our side. They teach us how to be responsible, accountable, how to grow what we have and to appreciate it.

Let us be encouraged to start doing something with what we have in our possession now and do it well. God will release rain on it as we continue to do it well and eventually, we will slowly see it grow right in front of our eyes to what we have dreamt of.

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin … Zechariah 4:10 NLT

Self control

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and
worldly passions, and to live self- controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age…” ~ Titus 2:11-12 ~

In the book of judges we read about the Judges that were raised and appointed by God specifically to deliver the children of Israel from bondage by their enemies on more than one occasion.

We also read that whenever they were in bondage it was because God gave (sold) them to the desires of their hearts. All because whenever they would have no leader, they would backslide to worshipping the gods of those around them.

There are two battles that we fight as humanity, it is spiritual battles and disciplinary battles. Spiritual battles are brought about by the evils of this world to keep us in bondage. However disciplinary battles are brought about by ourselves.

The children of Israel could not fight their own disciplinary battles and as a result would end up with physical battles. This is what happens to us as well sometimes.

God has set His law and it will not change. It is what He expects His children to abide by. It is what is suppose to govern our lives and our behaviours. However, when we fail to discipline ourselves according to the law of God, we open up ourselves to spiritual battles.

No matter how much Pastors can pray for our deliverance, Prophets prophesy our blessings, paths and destinies, if we fail to abide by Christ our law, we will constantly open ourselves up to Spiritual battles. This requires no fighting off Satan but ourselves to discipline ourselves. We have to subject our bodies and our minds to Christ our law constantly.

Sometimes Satan doesn’t even need to do anything spiritual into one’s life, he only just ensures weakness to temptation because he knows that they already posses weakness to self discipline.

Self discipline only means that you have to constantly subject your mind, body and soul to that which is good and right.

Jesus said we must pray ‘lead us not into temptation’ for it is His grace that keeps us standing. Temptation arise because the flesh knows not the things of the Spirit, but the things of the flesh and responds to the things of the flesh. But God’s grace through His word is what keeps us standing.

Let he who thinks he stands take heed lest he falls – 1 Cor 10:12

Therefore for a child of God, self discipline means putting God first. We put not our faith in our leaders but in God then ourselves, for you have no better leader than yourself. You will notice that nothing can stop you from doing what you have put your mind to, hence you are your own best leader. 

Mat 23:2-3 says, The experts in the law and Pharisees sit on Moses’s seat. Therefore observe what they tell you and do it. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.

In this world we live in, we have role models. Our picture frames of good or leadership are others and not Christ. Then we get disappointed when they fall. Christ says, do not look at what others do and imitate them, but observe that which is good and do it.

Lead yourself through Christ, our only strategy for self discipline. Christ is The Word of God which is unchanging. That word is our grace.

Challenge yourself to self discipline daily, as temptation comes to make you give in to the flesh. Apply the word of God and make it your response for every time that certain temptation arise.

Remember, just reciting the word without allowing it to change your mind about what causes you to be subjected to that certain temptation will not help. Know what you are weak to, challenge that first and let the word attack the root cause first, then the actual weakness.

When we cannot discipline ourselves we cannot be led. When we cannot be led we stand a good chance of never making it to Canaan. The time we are in now requires that each individual be connected to Christ for their own deliverance. That means every individual alone on the alter to seek their own direction. The Lord loves us enough to have given us the Holy Spirit so we never walk alone. We just need to bring ourselves to Him and subject ourselves to His guidance. Obedience is impossible without self-control.

UNLEASHED

In 2014 South Africa was named the rape capital of the world. Of course this would mean a thorough research was done and SA was found to have a highest number of reported rape cases. Six years later we are struggling with a plague of women and children killers. I don’t know what is worse. Somehow it all makes covid-19 less of a factor. Its like, there is an open den of beasts unleashed to do as they please, with an extreme consequence being death and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

SA participates in the 16 days of activism against women and children abuse period. Last year already, this killing of women and girls caused such havoc resulting to a raised voice of the unite against gender based violence movement. These movements were formed as a cry, a cry that seems as though it has not yet been heard. Why? When you cry to be heard, it is crucial to know who to cry to. Currently we are crying to men to stop, and to the government to do something with everything we have an issue with. Granted it is the government, but who is governing the government? Itself is an institution. Meaning it can only be run as an institution regardless of how urgent the cry is. Except if it be that the ultimate ruling comes from sovereign power. We all know that government is not sovereign ruled.

Therefore, our first place of consultation is the prayer room. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-8. God is an All-seeing God, He is not blinded by anything. So He is not clueless.

He said, if you follow my statutes and obey my commandments I will set you above all things happening in the world (rephrased). God steps in only when He has been genuinely called. He says, turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. – Isaiah 45:22. Truly we can’t blame anything on Him when we continue hardening our hearts. He sent down His son, the Almighty came down to earth to be among us, just so we can know that He is not just a Supernatural deity with no understanding, caring not what we go through on earth. But to show us that even He was willing to go through the worst in order to show us how much He loves and cares for humanity. Even then, Christ has just become a story told on Easter weekends. With people not interested in really understanding what He brought. Still, He made sure that what He brought, salvation, is permanent and forever available to those who seek it.

Secondly,  Eve, made a mess of things and therefore I truly believe that it’ll take women to turn things around and tame tamable beasts. Not in the wasted way of chanting gender equality, but living according to the principles of the kingdom of God. Satan did not tempt a man but a woman, so it needs a woman turning against him and saying No. Scripture says, after eating from the tree they saw that they were naked and covered themselves with leaves. We operate as women like a four legged table sitting on three legs. We lack balance. Because of this lack we go around looking for remedy in places we should not. We keep parading our nakedness and try to cover it with leaves. If it is not a career, it is money or marriage that we think will balance us. Still we are limping. When we do not value ourselves how can we expect these men to value us? We are just mere property when we get involved with them because of their acquisitions. We are desperate and needy when we get involved with them for love. Either way, the response is lack of appreciation and disrespect. We are limping because we lack a solid foundation, a Rock. We lack Christ our first husband. So we put men in the place of God.

I am not saying this because I believe it’s the women’s fault. I get it well and I know well why one stays regardless of the abuse because I was once one of those women. I am saying it because change is now imperative.

The Bible says in Genesis 2, God formed a man and felt bad that he was alone. He then formed every beast of the earth and every fowl of the sky and brought them to Adam. But none was found to be a help meet for Adam. Does it puzzle you that God formed beasts and fowls for him first? Then God formed a woman out of the rib of a man and presented her to the man. God presented her to him. She didn’t present herself. On the spot Adam knew that ‘this one is for me’. A sign of appreciation.

God has given us to be stewards over everything He owns. Parents are stewards of the children, men are stewards of their wives. They represent God over them. Women, God presented the woman to the man. At least be presented by your parents to him before you start bending over backwards for him. If he doesn’t see your worth without tapping it or turning you to a voluntary wife, he doesn’t deserve you. You are gold and he is looking for plastic. All the things a woman seeks from a man are found in God, the source of everything there is. Find your peace and your balance as a [young or mature] woman in God first, then He will present you to the one perfect for you.

The book of revelation has foretold us the things we should expect, so that we are not caught off guard, even this killing by the beasts of the earth was foretold.

We need to turn to God individually, not just to ask Him to save us, but first to repent. We can do nothing on our own.

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