Jesus Jesus Jesus You are the Lord of my soul. Jesus Jesus Jesus You are the Lord of my soul O! Jesus You are the Lord of my soul, sweet Jesus You are the Lord of my soul. I praise You 2x O Lord,2x in my life Lord, I see what You are doing one more time Lord I lift my voice in praise of Your Name, l lift my voice in praise of Your Name.

My father in heaven, I thank You, I bless Your Holy Name, I lift up my voice unto Thee, to bless and worship You. You are the King of kings, You are the ancient of Days, You are the lily in the lily in the valley. Thank You Father, for without Your love in our life we can do nothing faithful are You Lord! Thank You for loving me and everything pertaining to me. Glorious God Wonderful, Redeemer I bow before You Throne, be though be exalted forever and ever.

Thank You for the gift of another week, another day, blessed be Your Holy Name for ever and ever in Jesus Name.

Beloved, are thanking God for who is He. He is creator of the whole world. He is the very breathe in your nostril, what comfort to a weary soul.

The topic before us today is a very interesting one.  The kingdom of our Father is not in Word but in power. God created the world though the spoken Word. This Word has power in it and therefore it accomplish all that it was sent to do.

Jesus said greater work that I do, yea will also do. When He was doing His earthly ministry, His Word also accomplished that which it sent it to do. Likewise it is also expected of us that our word will be backed up by heaven and it will accomplish all that it is sent to do.

I decree over the reader of this devotional that heaven will back you up. The power displayed by Jesus will also be vested upon us at this moment in Jesus Name.

Never again will we be afraid of what the devil is doing round or within but ever confessing the Word back up with Name of Jesus in our life and situation in Jesus Name.

Let us look up to Jesus to baptize us with fresh fire accompanying with power from above:

 

 

           

For the kingdom of God is not in talk but in power.—1 Corinthians 4:20

 

Christianity is not moral platitudes, lofty intentions, and noble thoughts. The fundamental characteristic of God’s kingdom is power. Paul faced constant criticism about his work among the early churches. Some of his detractors would travel to cities such as Corinth and speak extensively about all that Paul was doing incorrectly. At times, people in the churches were enticed to believe the slanderous criticisms against the apostle.

Paul responded with a reminder that the test of a kingdom citizen’s authenticity was not the persuasiveness of his words, but the spiritual power of his life. Paul candidly acknowledged that some did not find him eloquent in speech (2 Cor. 10:10). Yet they could not question God’s power in his life. He had seen many people converted, and many churches were started through his ministry. He had been used to heal the sick and raise the dead through God’s power. Regardless of whether his words were eloquent, they carried spiritual power and authority that came from God.

You will encounter many people who seek to convince you of their opinions concerning the kingdom of God. They may speak passionately. They may even bring charts and graphs to prove their points! But the test of the validity of their words is the spiritual power of their lives. If a person speaks forcefully about a point of doctrine but is habitually sinning, his words are discredited by his life. If a person talks of the power of God but gives no evidence of victory in her life, her words are empty. It is much easier to talk about the victorious Christian life than it is to live it.

If you only have the appearance of godliness without any corresponding spiritual power (2 Tim. 3:5), ask God to cleanse you of your sin and to fill you with His Spirit so that your life is characterized by power.

Beloved, as you have just read, sin can hinder us from manifesting the power in the Word, so we must therefore watch our life and the way we live, so that heaven will back us up when we decree in Jesus Name.

Remember it is the power in the Word of God that will back You up not that You start seeking power outside Jesus (2Cor.12:9-10). We will enjoined from the beginning of the month to put on the whole armour of God to be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Have you done it already or you are yet to do it. If your answer is later please be quick in doing it now for time is not waiting for you. Let’s keep going:   

 

“Girt about the paps with a golden girdle.” Revelation 1:13

 

One like unto the Son of Man” appeared to John in Patmos, and the beloved disciple marked that He wore a girdle of gold. A girdle, for Jesus never was ungirt while upon earth, but stood always ready for service, and now before the eternal throne He stays not is holy ministry, but as a priest is girt about with “the curious girdle of the ephod.”

Well it is for us that He has not ceased to fulfil His offices of love for us, since this is one of our choicest safeguards that He ever liveth to make intercession for us. Jesus is never an idler; His garments are never loose as though His offices were ended; He diligently carries on the cause of His people. A golden girdle, to manifest the superiority of His service, the royalty of His person, the dignity of His state, the glory of His reward. No longer does He cry out of the dust, but He pleads with authority, a King as well as a Priest. Safe enough is our cause in the hands of our enthroned Melchisedek.

Our Lord presents all His people with an example. We must never unbind our girdles. This is not the time for lying down at ease, it is the season of service and warfare. We need to bind the girdle of truth more and more tightly around our loins. It is a golden girdle, and so will be our richest ornament, and we greatly need it, for a heart that is not well braced up with the truth as it is in Jesus, and with the fidelity which is wrought of the Spirit, will be easily entangled with the things of this life, and tripped up by the snares of temptation.

It is in vain that we possess the Scriptures unless we bind them around us like a girdle, surrounding our entire nature, keeping each part of our character in order, and giving compactness to our whole man. If in heaven Jesus unbinds not the girdle, much less may we upon earth. Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth.

Read Eph 6 v13 – Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Beloved, we put on this armour to be able to pull through this season of warfare. Jesus hold us on in Your victory we pray Thee in Jesus Name.

 

Beloved, this week is declared blessed in the Name of the Lord. Be blessed in all your undertaking in Jesus Name! Return with testimony in Jesus Name.

 

Father back us with Your power in Jesus Name.

 

 

Remain blessed in the Name of 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.