My dear friend, welcome on board. This fast is about abstaining from doing the thing (s) God has put on your heart for 40 days. Some people are not going to watch TV, some people are shutting down their What’s App, some people are not eating a particular food item as we pray every single day seeking God’s face.
Organize time to pray in the morning and in the evening and make each prayer session at least 45 mins long. It is a time of sacrifice, let’s aim to spend much more time with God than we usually do. Let the Holy Spirit push you, it will not be in vain. If you can spend 1 hour to pray and worship in the morning, 1 hour in the evening or at night that will be awesome.
Time to appropriate God’s Word. 2018 is a Year of Victories!
God says: “Do not give up.”
We know the things that God has already done. We have testimonies, we heard many testimonies of his deeds around the world, they keep coming every day. Today again a woman testified of God healing her back pain as she attended a conference of 5000+ people.
Psalm 105:1-6 says:
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
2 Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
3 Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!
4 Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
5 Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
6 O seed of Abraham His servant,
You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!”
You are God’s chosen one my friend. You are called his chosen one. He gave Jesus because your victory mattered.
God has a plan. There is nothing that is happening in your life that is impossible for God to solve. God has the solution. And we are asked not to keep quiet but to “seek the Lord and His strength” and “seek His face evermore!” (Psalm 105:4) Evermore means: “always; continually; forever.”
If we are going to see God move and release a powerful victory, we must be active, praying, singing and sowing our seeds. When we pray we generate fire! When we sing we pull down the glory of God!
If we take God seriously God will stand for us.
Psalm 105 describes the Lord’s blessings for his covenant people. Today we come under that category, our new covenant with God is in Jesus blood (1 Corinthians 11:25). We are his covenant people.
God is at war, God does not accept what the enemy is doing and he wants us to win ‘now’, no wonder he called it ‘A Year Of Victories’ and spoke about turning the crisis in our lives into a victory!
Do you think there is no way out regarding what you are facing? There is: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” Matthew 19:26.
I used to have a condition called ‘sleep paralysis’ which is basically a temporary inability to move or speak that occurs when you are sleeping, the person may feel pressure or a sense of choking as it happens. I did not know how I would ever overcome this. And thank to our mighty God, he completely removed it from my life and it is gone today. This is my testimony:
“I used to have sleep paralysis. I would have a moment in my sleep where I cannot move anymore and I cannot breathe at the same time. It would feel like something, another force is blocking my nose from breathing and I cannot move at all, then when it is almost like I am dying, somehow it would stop. Now that I think about it I don’t remember when it started. But I can remember having it for at least the past 8 years of my life. It didn’t come across like such a long period of time to me because it would just happen from time to time.
After I became born again and got baptized, it didn’t stop. I used to attend a church that specializes in deliverance and I did a lot of prayers of deliverance, sowed a lot of seeds to be free from different things; I never tackled that in particular. I was thinking it will go with everything else God is cleansing me from and breaking from my life. That was not the case. It needed to be specifically targeted. It didn’t go through all the general prayers I made either.
As the light of God started abiding in me, the more I became God’s enlightened soul the more I was being made aware by him of things in my life that had to go still. The sleep paralysis was one of the things. You know how God can just open our eyes to something we were not perceiving yet. I used to not be sure if it was happening to me for real or if it was just a not so nice dream. It was a mystery to me, I didn’t know how that worked. As God opened my eyes now, it was different. Once I mentioned experiencing that during a bible study I was attending and prayers were poured out over me, it still didn’t stop.
I tried to think victory ‘ok, I don’t want to have it anymore’ and it came back again. During my personal times of prayers and fasting, I would pray against it, after it would happen again. And it got slightly stronger, when it was happening now. I could hear the voice of God saying that the enemy wants to kill me, that is the assignment he wants to carry out but he (God) has already taken me back for himself and he will not let go. Then why was I not overcoming this? I have all the victories in Christ, God’s hand was upon my life. One time it happened it was really like I was going to die. If you research about sleep paralysis you will see it mentions that the person may feel pressure or a sense of choking as it happens. It was like the enemy was more eager than ever to carry out a plan that wasn’t the plan of God for me!
Why was I not overcoming it though I am Mrs fasting and praying, I am Mrs Sowing Seeds etc.? I know God is laughing here with me. And I am laughing with him too.
One day I attended a church service at a local church I went to for a while and God had blessed the service. When I got back home the Holy Spirit led me to go on my laptop and start researching about sleep paralysis which I had never done before because it used to be a scary area for me. I used to think what if what I discover makes things worse? When God indeed says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). Another laugh I am having again right now. As Christians we definitely need to grow in maturity and God is our help.
So I researched on Google and believe it, that is when I even found out the name of that condition, that it is called sleep paralysis and also God revealed the key to overcoming it once and for all that very day. To the extent that if it tries to come back, I have the key, I just use it to defeat Satan who is already defeated by Jesus my King. I discovered that it is a demon or many carrying out this type of assignment and the one thing that completely changed my life: legal right! I red a Christian article explaining that such demon has been given a legal right over the person’s life therefore they have the right to come and do that to the person. The Holy Spirit told me that this is what was happening and because the legal rights assigned to that demon to do that had not been broken, it had continued to happen. What a blessing that day was! The article had a prayer to break the legal rights and understand where they come from. I understood and was led by the Holy Spirit to pray the prayer, and I could hear from the Spirit that today I got my key of victory and I will be free from it now. It finally happened, I broke it through the words of that prayer that of course involved bringing in Jesus’ blood. His power is enough to win my victory and to break all darkness. That is the way God set me free and we know he works in many ways depending on what is behind the problem. Sometimes you just need to learn something you didn’t know, other times you need to fast, depart from certain thoughts etc. to be made free.
Finally, I believe it will be a blessing if I share this with you, God has said to me to learn to guard that freedom I have received with diligence by minding the words I speak with my mouth all the time; for “what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man” (Matthew 15:11), our words have a spiritual impact and we should let it be a good one then, proclaim plenty of great blessings over your life daily, by absolutely avoiding to form ungodly soul ties that can bring this back in my life & by keeping walking in his Freedom. And I am know all my children are free from it too through Jesus’ blood, my prayers and all the generations coming after them!
Now I sleep free. When I go to bed I know God is saying: ‘I got you, my hand is upon you. I am your owner. You are safe and secure in me.’ If there is anything to pray against he warns me.”
My testimony to me is God’s power and Glory proved. I am his forever. His will is to keep us his forever.”
My friend speak this to your crisis today: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” Matthew 19:26.
I want to tell you that God is not done, God is going to do it again. Just trust him and pray and praise. Your victory matters to him who made you.
My Lord you are going to do it again. You know how, I don’t need to know how. I just trust you with all that I am that in the name of Jesus, by his blood you will do it and bless our mouths again with a word of testimony.
If you want me to agree with you in prayer or pray for you please feel free to send through your prayer request, just go to the ‘Contact’ section now. When we pray we generate fire.
Songs to sing to God:
Please do discover those songs if you don’t know them yet, singing them will highly bless your life.
God bless you!
This message was also posted on the church website at lkc.life