We are going higher 2x we are going higher higher higher everyday exceeding grace. Thank you Jesus, thank You my Lord, thank You Jesus thank You my dear Lord.

We thank You Lord for the gift of another day in Your presence. Faithful are You Lord, we return all the glory to You. We return all honour to you, we return all adorations to You, Lord be thou exalted in Jesus Name.

Come and have Your way in our lives today. Look with pity upon a wretched sinner like me and deliver me from all unrighteousness in Jesus Name.

Today is the first Wednesday of the year and we are glad to come together to pray as it is our tradition in the ministry. Beloved, firstly have to thank God for making it into the year 2016 according to His divine purpose for us. Thank Him for watching over us and His plan for us was not trucked by the devices of the enemy last year because He keep His Eye on us.

Secondly, we must humble ourselves  in reverence before the very Throne of God and plead for His forgiveness and mercy be granted unto us that our sin will not a barrier in seeking His ever abiding presence today.

When Adam and Eve heard the voice of God when He came visiting after their fall, they hid themselves out of fear. They thought they can hid from God. The truth remains that we cannot hid from God. He found them though their sin condemned them, He still showed pity on them by covering their nakedness.

Peradventure, there is someone among us today whose walk with God has been trunked by sin, will you at this time humble yourself before Him and ask for His forgiveness?  I believe God will forgive you and will welcome you back into His fold. Do not think for God, rather obey what He has instructed you to do, “if my people who are called by Name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chr 7:14; 1Jn 3:3-10).”

Beloved, do you want to enter into your dominion as promised by God this year. Humble yourself and ask for God’s forgiveness. He will heal your land. Your wilderness will turn into fruitful field and the fruitful field be counted for a forest (Isa 32:15).

Come on friend, let go up higher:

Friend, go up higher.” Luke 14:10

When first the life of grace begins in the soul, we do indeed draw near to God, but it is with great fear and trembling. The soul conscious of guilt, and humbled thereby, is overawed with the solemnity of its position; it is cast to the earth by a sense of the grandeur of Jehovah, in whose presence it stands. With unfeigned bashfulness it takes the lowest room.

But, in after life, as the Christian grows in grace, although he will never forget the solemnity of his position, and will never lose that holy awe which must encompass a gracious man when he is in the presence of the God who can create or can destroy; yet his fear has all its terror taken out of it; it becomes a holy reverence, and no more an overshadowing dread.

He is called up higher, to greater access to God in Christ Jesus. Then the man of God, walking amid the splendours of Deity, and veiling his face like the glorious cherubim, with those twin wings, the blood and righteousness of Jesus Christ, will, reverent and bowed in spirit, approach the throne; and seeing there a God of love, of goodness, and of mercy, he will realize rather the covenant character of God than His absolute Deity.

He will see in God rather His goodness than His greatness, and more of His love than of His majesty. Then will the soul, bowing still as humbly as aforetime, enjoy a more sacred liberty of intercession; for while prostrate before the glory of the Infinite God, it will be sustained by the refreshing consciousness of being in the presence of boundless mercy and infinite love, and by the realization of acceptance “in the Beloved.”

Thus the believer is bidden to come up higher, and is enabled to exercise the privilege of rejoicing in God, and drawing near to Him in holy confidence, saying, “Abba, Father.”

“So may we go from strength to strength,

And daily grow in grace,

Till in Thine image raised at length,

We see Thee face to face.”

Beloved, have you gone up higher as bidden by Christ Himself? We must expunge fear from our heart and trust God enough to help us in hour of our needs. How interesting is for us to know that even our trialing time are God’s hand. I want to covert God’s presence as one package you must have in possession as you travel along this year.

“The night also is Thine.” Psalm 74:16

Yes, Lord, Thou dost not abdicate Thy throne when the sun goeth down, nor dost Thou leave the world all through these long wintry nights to be the prey of evil; Thine eyes watch us as the stars, and Thine arms surround us as the zodiac belts the sky. The dews of kindly sleep and all the influences of the moon are in Thy hand, and the alarms and solemnities of night are equally with Thee. This is very sweet to me when watching through the midnight hours, or tossing to and fro in anguish. There are precious fruits put forth by the moon as well as by the sun: may my Lord make me to be a favoured partaker in them.

The night of affliction is as much under the arrangement and control of the Lord of Love as the bright summer days when all is bliss. Jesus is in the tempest. His love wraps the night about itself as a mantle, but to the eye of faith the sable robe is scarce a disguise. From the first watch of the night even unto the break of day the eternal Watcher observes His saints, and overrules the shades and dews of midnight for His people’s highest good. We believe in no rival deities of good and evil contending for the mastery, but we hear the voice of Jehovah saying, “I create light and I create darkness; I, the Lord, do all these things.”

Gloomy seasons of religious indifference and social sin are not exempted from the divine purpose. When the altars of truth are defiled, and the ways of God forsaken, the Lord’s servants weep with bitter sorrow, but they may not despair, for the darkest eras are governed by the Lord, and shall come to their end at His bidding. What may seem defeat to us may be victory to Him.

“Though enwrapt in gloomy night,

We perceive no ray of light;

Since the Lord Himself is here,

‘Tis not meet that we should fear.”

Beloved, every siege of fear over your life is broken tonight in Jesus Name. Every spirit of wickedness that make a man to sin even against his will be destroy in every users of devotional in Jesus Name. Let the power of God from on high come up us as we call up on Him today and set us on high as we worship Him (2 Cor 5:19). Amen!

Beloved, no man can fight the spiritual fight in the energy of flesh (Ps 66:3) therefore I pray that the Spirit of “grace that makes great” rest upon us today in Jesus Name we do pray (Isa 41:17-20). Beloved, watch out you are turning into a wonder this year but you need to pray you way through to enter into your dominion as will be orchestrated by God Himself. So pray like never before (Col 4:2).

The year though is still young, many have experienced “come and see miracles as we speak’ so is time to stand up and be counted.

Finally, ask God to order your step in His Word and let no iniquity have dominion over you (Ps 119:133). Let the blood of Jesus wash you clean from your sin in Jesus Name. (Jn6:54-58; Heb 9:14).

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.