THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 4, No. 41 – Monday, 21st October, 2019
PROPHECY AS A SPIRITUAL AND IRRESISTIBLE WEAPON
I remember most vividly the experience of that great Man of God, Apostle Billy Graham. On the faithful day in question, the Man of God was air-borne en route a journey. At some point during that journey, the pilot announced that the aircraft was heading for a crash. And what do you expect? There was pandemonium everywhere as the aircraft swaggered up and down in its swerve to crash.
The cacophony went on for quite a while. But in the midst of that turmoil, something strange was going on. There was an annoying man who seemed to be bothered by nothing. The annoying man in question simply went on fiddling with his cigarette, cracking jokes and laughing all the way. The man was probably the most annoying man in the universe at that moment.
After perhaps a long period of very frightening ordeal, the pilot made contact once again with the people on board. His announcement this time around was different from any palpitations. The aircraft was now stable and now on a smooth ride, the Pilot announced.
There was great calm and everyone seemed to return to lucidity again. Then a man who sat close to the somewhat annoying fellow bellowed a question to him. Sir, he said. Whilst everyone feared for his life during the turmoil experience, you simply went on fiddling with your cigarette, cracking jokes, laughing and not bothered. May I know the reason for this?
The annoying man simply replied, pointing to Apostle Billy Graham. ‘why should I be bothered? Don’t you see that God’s friend is sitting right over there? I was so confident that God would not allow the aircraft wherein his friend, Billy is seated to crash’.
Wow! An unbeliever and cigarette smoker used the friend of God, Apostle Billy Graham as his spiritual and irresistible weapon. Hmmm! Are you a friend of God. Can you trust God so much that you can take rest even in the midst of the fiercest storm and the most painful delay?
Note that prophecy as a spiritual weapon comes in two forms. The first is the specific form. The second is the general form.
In the case of Apostle Peter (who is the subject of today’s case study), it is specific. The Lord Jesus informed him in clear pictorial manner how he would eventually die. This is why when Herod arrested him, Apostle Peter was so confident that he could take a restful sleep between four quaternions of soldiers.
Why? Because Apostle Peter knew that by revelational knowledge the manner of death that would convey him to glory was already determined by God. Further, Apostle Peter knew that Herod’s own words cannot alter that of the Almighty. For is not the word of God so sure, certain and unchanging.
My boss (during my NYSC) days was born after his mother had been barren for 29 years. Can you beat that? Yet in the end, she became a mother of two boys: a lawyer and a mass communicator (now a politician today). The truth of the matter is this: that which God has spoken concerning you whether specifically through Him, or through yourself or through men of God by prophetic inspiration of the Holy Spirit or that which God has spoken concerning you in the general form through the Holy Bible, will certainly come to pass at the time set by God or at the time prophesied by your own mouth.
There is no greater word of sure authority over a man’s life other than his own words of prophecy over himself, the pronounced word of authority by an anointed Man of God or the word of the God of heaven Himself over that man.
Guess what! Ask yourself the question; how was the entire universe created? Simply by word of prophecy. And God said, let there be light, and there was light. If God Himself engages prophecy as a spiritual weapon knowing that such weapon is irresistible, why not you?
IN THE END, EVERY LIFE AND DESTINY IS MADE OR MARRED BY EITHER SPOKEN WORD OR IMAGINED THOUGHTS. THE CHOICE OF USING WORDS AND THOUGHTS AS POSITIVE SPIRITUAL WEAPONS OF POSITIVE PROPHECY IS A PERSONAL DETERMINATION.
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: O Victory In Jesus
1. By the saving strength of the Lord, I nullify every evil word and evil thoughts working against me.
2. You forces of deceleration, I sack you today.
3. I put in place from this moment a new management over the affairs of my life.
4. O divine strength of God, put me and my destiny into that divine vehicle of acceleration.
5. O spiritual traffic sponsored by witchcraft slowing or holding down my day of celebration, O heavenly carpenters and divine police officers, scatter them and pave the way for me.
6. Evil words that have constituted chains to my divine feet, be loosened now by divine power.
7. O projects in my hands, I decree divine prosperity into you.
8. O breath of God,come upon me afresh.
Hence forth oh Lord put a new management over the affairs of my life IJN
So shall it be in Jesus name,Amen!