Blessed be the Name of the Lord, Blessed be the Name of the Lord, Blessed the Name of the Lord! The Name of the Lord is a strong Tower, the righteous run in, they are safe 2x// take glory Father, take glory Son, take glory Holy Ghost now forever more 2x.

Our Father in heaven O God, hallow be thy Name, let thy kingdom come and thy will be done on earth. Give us this day, our daily bread, lead us not into temptation but delivery us from all evil. Father in heaven O God! We Thank You for another opportunity to stand before Your presence. Thank You for Your are God and reigneth in Majesty. Blessed be Your Name. We worship You. We bless Your Holy Name for You are God and You liveth forever and ever.

Beloved, how are you doing today? Glory be to God who regineth in Majesty. He is the Great I AM; He is Mighty in battle, blessed be the Name of the Lord. Beloved, who can battle with the Lord? The Lord is a strong tower and the righteousness into it and are safe. Our God is our defense and our strong, what a confidence we have here.

Thank God we are complete in Him, therefore we have nothing to fear; we have nothing to be afraid of. Satan will try to put fear in you or make you look desperate or defenseless but not to worry because you are the image of God, you need not be afraid.

The Spirit of God led me into rheme concerning who we are when I was pondering on the theme of the month. He said we are made in God’s image and that is who we are (Ps 82:6). Therefore, devil shall flee from us not the other way round. He took me to 1 Sam 5:1-5- in this scripture, when the Philistines captured the ark of God. Thy place the ark in the house of Dagon. Dagon could not stand in the presence of God. The first night it fall with it face on the ground before the ark of Jehovah. In their thinking, they thought it was a coincidence. They pick it up and put it in place again but the next morning as they went in to worship again they discover that the Dagon has broken into pieces.

He then asked me what is contain in the ark of God. Turn your bible to Deut 10 reading from verse one up to verse five, what did You see? The ark contain the commandment of God. So it sacred unto God (vs 8).

Let open our bibles to Jer 31:33- what is written therein? The Lord made a covenant with us by putting His law in our heart, therefore in our time the law or commandment is no longer in the ark but in you through the power of the Holy Spirit. Beloved, you are the very image of God. If the Christ resides in your heart. If the light of God is in you. If you are obedient to the Word of God. If you are dwelling in the presence of God, then beloved, no evil shall over take or overcome you, rather they shall fall before you because you are carrying the presences of God with you. Praise the Lord.

I decree to a reader of this devotional that every work of Satan bows before You in Jesus Name. Whenever you appear devil will fall with his face on the ground in Jesus Name. Every shame the enemy and his cohorts has been tormenting you from today cease its operation in the Name of Jesus.

Because yea are gods. Because you carry the presences of God inside of you. that is Your dominion. You are victorious in Christ Jesus but he won the victory at the cross and He is sited on high in the heavenly place far above the principalities and powers, far above the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Beloved, we are secured in high places of defense – our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

                                                           

“He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.” Isa. 33:16

The man to whom God has given grace to be of blameless life dwells in perfect security.

He dwells on high, above the world, out of gunshot of the enemy, and near to Heaven. He has high aims and motives, and he finds high comforts and company. He rejoices in the mountains of eternal love, wherein he has his abode.

He is defended by munitions of stupendous rock. The firmest things in the universe are the promises and purposes of the unchanging God, and these are the safeguard of the obedient believer.

He is provided for by this great promise, “Bread shall be given him.” As the enemy cannot climb the fort, nor break down the rampart, so the fortress cannot be captured by siege and famine. The Lord, who rained manna in the wilderness, will keep His people in good store even when they are surrounded by those who would starve them.

But what if water should fail? That cannot be, “his waters shall be sure.” There is a never-failing well within the impregnable fortress. The Lord sees that nothing is wanting. None can touch the citizen of the true Zion. However fierce the enemy, the Lord will preserve His chosen.

Your fortress cannot be captured by siege and famine, for the Lord will rain manna in the wilderness. The power of God will do these for us because that same power is at work in Christ:

 

“The exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead.” Ephesians 1:19,20

In the resurrection of Christ, as in our salvation, there was put forth nothing short of a divine power. What shall we say of those who think that conversion is wrought by the free will of man, and is due to his own betterness of disposition?

When we shall see the dead rise from the grave by their own power, then may we expect to see ungodly sinners of their own free will turning to Christ. It is not the word preached, nor the word read in itself; all quickening power proceeds from the Holy Ghost.

This power was irresistible. All the soldiers and the high priests could not keep the body of Christ in the tomb; Death himself could not hold Jesus in his bonds: even thus irresistible is the power put forth in the believer when he is raised to newness of life. No sin, no corruption, no devils in hell nor sinners upon earth, can stay the hand of God’s grace when it intends to convert a man.

If God omnipotently says, “Thou shalt,” man shall not say, “I will not.” Observe that the power which raised Christ from the dead was glorious. It reflected honour upon God and wrought dismay in the hosts of evil. So there is great glory to God in the conversion of every sinner.

It was everlasting power. “Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him.” So we, being raised from the dead, go not back to our dead works nor to our old corruptions, but we live unto God. “Because He lives we live also.” “For we are dead, and our life is hid with Christ in God.” “Like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

Lastly, in the text mark the union of the new life to Jesus. The same power which raised the Head works life in the members. What a blessing to be quickened together with Christ!

Beloved, what a privilege we have in Christ to be quicken by same Spirit that raised Him up from the grave. That same power is at work in you and me. Praise the Name of the Lord.

I am so glad I belong to Jesus, He is my defense so high that nothing can stand before Him. Thank You, Lord Jesus for making me your own in Jesus Name. I hope that is also your confession. Thank God for who I am in Christ Jesus. Glory be to Your Name.

You become powerless when you allow sin to reign in your life so beware of the enemy of your soul –SIN.

 

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.