Month: January 2023

Go to the Ant

God tells us in His Word that we can learn much from His creation.

Proverbs 6:6-8

God is a masterful Creator. He has integrated many of His principles into the fabric of nature so we can learn about Him by observing His handiwork (Psalm 19:1-6). If you desire wisdom, look outdoors for His lessons.

Of course, the outdoors sometimes comes inside. If you have ever battled ants in your kitchen or pantry, wisdom probably isn’t the first trait you’d attribute to them—you would likely choose a description more like determination. But to the lazy person, God points out these tiny creatures as an example of wise living. Simply consider how many characteristics of the ant would be smart for people to adopt: preparation, cooperation, perseverance, diligence, unity, and the list goes on. So, interacting with righteous men isn’t the only way to acquire wisdom. God also wants us to observe the lowly ant, which He designed to work in community.

There’s much to learn from the created world. Our quest for wisdom is to be rooted in Scripture and covered in prayer. But don’t overlook the many lessons unfolding right outside the front door. Ask God for eyes that truly see (Mark 8:18). Then take every chance to grow in understanding so your capacity to live by His principles will be strengthened.

Daily Prayer

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. Isaiah 62:1, NIV

Lord our God, we worship you, for you come to meet us everywhere and you reveal your glory on our earth. May we become worthy of you, people who can represent you with our whole being. Give us the strength to endure, even through struggles and temptations. Be merciful to us at all times through Jesus Christ our Savior. May we remain body and soul in his hands, that at last we may come to you, our Father in heaven, as your true children, reborn through the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Deuteronomy 8:18, 1 Samuel 2:7
Psalm 112:3.

Lord I thank you for you are good and your mercies endures forever. Thank you Jesus.

Alpha and Omega, thank you for all that you are set to do in my life and family. Thank you Jesus.

Every altar of poverty in my place of birth, working against my prosperity, burn to ashes, in Jesus name.

Every satanic priest, ministering against my prosperity in any evil altar, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.

(Instructions: Lay your right hand on your head and pray)
Strength and power of every environmental altar upon my life, wither now, in the name of Jesus.

(Raise your right hand and declare this) Today, I pull down altars of poverty and I raise up altars of continuous prosperity upon my destiny and generation, in the name of Jesus.

Every stronghold of mental and spiritual poverty in my life, be uprooted by fire, in the name of Jesus

Any covenant in my life that is strengthening the stronghold of poverty, break by fire, in the name of Jesus.

Every stronghold of poverty, in the place where I am living now, or in my place of work, I pull you down, in the name of Jesus.

O Lord, create opportunities for my prosperity today, in the name of Jesus.

I bind and I cast out, every negative word enforcing poverty into my life, in the name of Jesus.

Spirit of stinginess, spirit of dishonesty in giving, spirit of borrowing, what are you waiting for, get out and disappear from my life now, in the name of Jesus.

I bind and I cast out, the spirit of disobedience, in the name of Jesus.

Where other people are spending money for good, I refuse to spend bold-face, in the name of Jesus.

Every evil machinery, against my prosperity, be destroyed, in the name of Jesus.

I destroy by fire, every weapon of poverty, targeted against my life or destiny, in the name of Jesus.

Every descendant spirit of poverty in my life, fall down and die, in the name of Jesus.

Every evil power, sitting on my prosperity, sommersaults and die, in the name of Jesus.

Every remote control mechanism fashioned against my destiny, be consumed by fire in Jesus name.

I break every chains of poverty in my life, in the name of Jesus.

You stronghold of poverty, receive the fire of God, in the name of Jesus.

I break off from every inherited poverty, in the name of Jesus.

Every stigma of poverty in my life, wear out, by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.

Every adjustment to humiliate me, I rebel against you, in the name of Jesus.

Every power adjusting my life into poverty, fall down and die, in the name of Jesus.

Thank you Father for what you are about to do for me this year, thank you Jesus.

How to Acquire Wisdom

The immense rewards of wisdom make pursuing it well worth the effort.

Proverbs 2:1-7

Knowledge may be a prized commodity in the world, but what the Lord values is wisdom (Proverbs 8:11). He wants us to see life from His viewpoint and evaluate everything according to biblical principles.

So how do we gain wisdom? The obvious answer is that we must pursue it. Too often, however, people who say they want to be wise do little to actually make that happen.

The first place to look for wisdom is the Bible. There, we are told to pay attention to God’s life-giving words and hold His commands in our heart (Proverbs 4:20-22). Another source of wisdom is the counsel of godly men and women (Proverbs 12:15); God brings fellow believers into our life to offer biblical advice, encouragement, or reproof. In fact, according to that same verse, those who ignore the words of a righteous person are labeled “fool.” So surround yourself with other followers of Christ who pursue what the Lord values.

Our heavenly Father ensures that those who seek wisdom will find it (Proverbs 8:12, Proverbs 8:17). Diligent believers will discover they possess abundant treasure: In addition to godly insight, they’ll have knowledge, discernment, and prudence—rare riches in the modern world and indispensable tools for furthering God’s kingdom.

Daily Prayer

Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. Isaiah 45:22-23, NIV

Lord God, we kneel before you and worship you, for you do mighty deeds in heaven and on earth and allow us to become your children and your servants. You have done great things for many people, enabling them to serve you, and you will do still more. For you have promised that all our paths will be made straight. You have promised that all we do may be a service to you through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, whom we follow. He will be revealed to the whole world, so that the nations will be called to serve you and your will may be done on earth as in heaven. Praised be your name, Lord our God! We open our hearts to you. In death and in life we are yours. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Matthew 7:7, Exodus 23:22, Psalm 138:7, Proverbs 16:7.

I will sing of your faithfulness Lord, you are good and your mercies is forever more. Thank you God.

LORD, I come before you tonight, please hearken to my prayers and show me your mercy speedily.

I paralyze all activities of unfriendly friends in the name of Jesus.

I refuse to be bound by the activities of unfriendly friends in Jesus name.

Let all the enemies masking as friends around me, be exposed and disgraced in Jesus mighty name.

Oh Lord, let your thunder strike upon any enemies of my life, pretending to be my friends in Jesus name.

Father Lord, let Your divine hand shield me from every arrow of enemy friends in Jesus name.

God of Elijah let Your fire devour every agent of the enemy working against my marriage in Jesus name.

Holy Ghost fire make my life too hot for the unfriendly friends in Jesus name.

I will not be a target of the arrows of unfriendly friends in Jesus name.

Lord Jesus, I frustrate and destabilize all evil plans against my marriage in Jesus name.

Every Pharaoh operating in my marriage be cast into the red sea in Jesus name.

Oh Lord, I refuse to swim in the river of satanic friends in Jesus name.

Let the finger of God pluck out the eyes of every ungodly friends monitoring my life or business in the name of Jesus.

I return to sender every evil arrows designed by unfriendly friends against my marriage, ministry or business in Jesus name.

Arrows of unfriendly friends in my life and marriage be frustrated immediately now in Jesus name.

In the name of Jesus, I drive away every unfriendly friends targeting at drawing me back in life and destiny in Jesus name.

Oh Lord, arise and deliver every member ofAgbala Ise Iyanu from every bad friendship or company in Jesus name.

When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, He causes their enemies to make peace with them. Father, cause my enemies to make peace with me in Jesus name.

Thank you Father for what you are about to do for me this year, thank you Jesus.

Ready and Waiting

God already loves you, and He always will–no matter what you’ve done or will do.

Can you think of a pivotal moment that led to your relationship with Jesus? Most of us can name a special person or set of circumstances that helped us get to know Him. Or perhaps you’re reading this out of curiosity, and you don’t know Him at all. Regardless of what state your relationship with God is in, the fact remains: He loves you and will never give up on you.

Paul writes, “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). And John explains that the Lord doesn’t just love us, but He Himself is love (1 John 4:8). In other words, God doesn’t have to try to love or talk Himself into loving us—it’s simply who He is.

No matter what we do, even if it involves deliberate sin against Him or drifting away in apathy, God won’t ever cease to be merciful and loving. He’ll never stop showing up, leaning in, and inviting us to the abundant life found only in Him—a life of peace, freedom, and joy. Whatever you were and are, God has great plans for what you will be, and He’s here for you.

Think about it

• Take a moment to imagine God’s open hand reaching out to you. How do you want to respond to Him?

Daily Prayer

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart. Deuteronomy 6:4–6, RSV

Lord our God, we thank you that every day – through good days and through days that to us seem bad – we know that our lives are guided by your will, what you do and what you want. For this we thank you. We want to love you above everything in the world. Our hearts long for you, for you are our Father. We want to love and honor you with our whole lives. Lord our God, bring your order into the world. Help us at all times to do your will and to fulfill your commandments. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Mark 10:9, Psalms 127:1.

Glory, honour, power and majesty be unto God Almighty in Jesus name.

Father, you are higher than the highest, you are better than the best. You are the Almighty God. All power belongs to You.

Lord Jesus, let every opposition against my courtship/marriage by my blood people be turned to blessings and their utter disgraced in Jesus name.

I repeal all parental curses and evil perpetrated against my home in Jesus name.

I refuse to be bound by any blood relation curses and evil pronouncements upon my life and marriage in Jesus name.

I release my marriage and husband/wife from any evil parental cage in Jesus name.

You strongman in my family circle, dispatched to ruin my marriage, be roasted in Jesus name.

I refuse to follow evil marriage trends and history in my family’s life in Jesus name.

Blood of Jesus cleanse my name and marriage from any evil register kept in place for the destruction of marriages in my parental family line in Jesus name.

Blood of Jesus wipe away every mark of evil that has been placed upon my marriage in Jesus name.

Blood of Jesus, the name of Jesus convert all sorrows brought upon my marriage by my relations into joy and blessings in the name of Jesus

Let my case be converted to supernatural miracle that will cause all my evil relations to hang after the order of Hamman in Jesus name.

I laugh all the enemies within my family circle to madness and destruction in Jesus name.

Mercies of God withdraw my marriage from any household enemy’s hands in Jesus name.

Any evil marital pattern from my parental lineage that wants to creep into my life or home, I am not your candidate, I command you to leave my life in the name of Jesus.

I thank You Lord for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; therefore, I have an excellent marriage.

I declare in the name of Jesus, that the love of God shall supercede all things in my marriage in Jesus name.

In the name of Jesus, may the peace of God be felt mightily in my home in Jesus name.

In the name of Jesus, my marriage will not fail. Failure is not my portion in the name of Jesus.

Thank you Father for what you are about to do for me this year, thank you Jesus.

Do We Really Need One Another?

Our wise Father has uniquely created each believer for a needed role in the local church.

1 Corinthians 12:12-13

As believers, we are called to worship and serve God. Where and how we serve is based upon our talents, skills, and calling. But we are all expected to give of ourselves in the local church.

When you were saved, God baptized you by the Holy Spirit into His church. You then chose, in accordance with the Lord’s will, to become part of a group of believers. He placed you there because He knows that you are needed (1 Corinthians 12:18). You are significant to your home church.

The church is more than a community. It’s an interdependent body with individual members who were created by God to function in communion with one another. Christians, like the world at large, are a diverse group, so we won’t always agree with each other. That means we have to pursue unity. But our differences are actually something to be celebrated, because each person uniquely contributes to God’s purpose. A church that is truly operating as a unit—with all its varied gifts, talents, personalities, and intellects aimed toward kingdom goals—must be a beautiful sight from the Lord’s perspective.

Christianity isn’t a spectator religion. We all have jobs to do in God’s kingdom. The body of Christ functions best and most beautifully when all members serve God and each other to the best of their ability (1 Corinthians 12:25). How are you serving your church?