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!
In France we have an expression that we use when things aren’t going the way we want, we say: “je suis soulée”, which means ‘I have enough’, ‘I am frustrated’, ‘I am annoyed’. Before I became born again this expression used to be part of my everyday vocabulary. While I am now aware I should not speak and confess negative words because our words have power, this expression can come in my thoughts and yesterday God was telling me something very powerful in regards to this, he said:
“The problem is not your day.”
The new day God has created isn’t the problem. Don’t curse the day.
Psalm 118:22-24 tells us:
“The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This was the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
This passage refers to a very specific day that changed our lives and our every day life: the day when God made the rejected stone (rejected by the very people who were expecting his coming) Jesus the cornerstone and what a joy that day represents for us, the moment our Christ on that cross uttered the word tetelestai (“It is finished!”) in John 19:30. Tetelestai can also be translated “PAID IN FULL!”
My friend what a joy that day mentioned in Psalm 118:22-24 represents for us. Jesus fully and forever set us free on that day.
That is the day he gave us the power to lift off Satan’s Yoke forever. The day he changed the entire course of mankind’s history and every other day to come on earth! Yes, that is right.
Every new day for the believer is a day of joy and a day of salvation! For whatever you face Christ remains the answer and solution. Whatever clouds of darkness want to overshadow the day his blood can clear them and cause you to be surrounded by God’s blessings instead!
The problem are the principalities and powers, not the new day given by God. We are at war. But a war that we have already won and we just need to wear the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:11-18) and having done that to stand in the evil day.
Because of that day where Jesus bought you with heaven blood, in the evil day, you are still the winner as long as you are girding your waist with God’s message of truth, putting on the breastplate of righteousness, shoeing your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace, wearing Christ as your helmet of salvation, taking the shield of faith, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful (Ephesians 6:14-18), then you will stand and dance and celebrate the victory in Jesus name!
Ephesians 6:16 goes on to teach us that with the shield of faith we “will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.” Tell me if that is not excellent news. Let’s look at the different meanings of the verb Quench: 1. “to put out (a fire, flame, etc);” 2. “extinguish.” 3. “to put down or quell; suppress.” 4. “to overcome; subdue; suppress” in other words WIN-NING!
Every new day for the believer is a day where our lives can be under Christ’s authority and not under the devil’s authority because of that very day where he paid our ransom in full. He gave us the way to combine that with the other tools mentioned in Ephesians to stand, Jesus’ act is the core element.
You have been given the possibility to live every day in victory, the problem is not the day. The problem are the principalities and powers and works of darkness, “the fiery darts of the wicked one” (Ephesians 6:16).
Whatever wants to come against you, as you decide to position yourself every day according to what that passage in Ephesians says by applying it in your life, God shall surprise you with your victories in the name of Jesus.
Because of that day Jesus brought us back to God’s kingdom with heaven blood, souls need to be won for God’s kingdom, empty ministry spaces need to be occupied, so you need to become who God created you to be, you need to win!
Next time you think ‘Well this was just one of those days!’ Something is trying to fight against your victories or against you so you don’t get to your victories prepared by the Lord, the devil and his allies have already seen what is coming for you and they just want to derail you. As you implement what we learned today: you remember the truth, Jesus has already won your victory, you repent before God of all unrighteousness, you speak the word of God against that darkness, you believe God will do it and you saturate everything with the blood of Jesus, you will not be overcome and you will be established.
God loves you so much. It is time to love waking up again and love each new day because every day is yours through Jesus Christ!
I pray that God will give you a revelation about this message and he will bless you beyond measure as you rely on him in Jesus mighty name, amen.
Why don’t you sing these two songs more than once and see what the Holy Spirit does?
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