Sept 11

I will the praise the Name of Lord forever I will praise Thee for You Are good and Your Mercies endureth forever. I have seen the goodness His Mercies and compassion in the land of the living. For great is Thy Faithfulness and they are new every morning. Lord, I will lift up Your Name, forever and ever we praise Your Name. Thank You Lord, be Thou exalted forever and ever, Amen!

Brethren, for we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and against power, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph 6: 12). Paul admonished us to put on the whole armour of God that we may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand (Vs. 13).

The enemy battle daily to bring us to a defect point but the Spirit of God helps our infirmities and bring the devil and his agents to be subjected under the blood of Jesus. Jesus having won the battle for us, let us therefore walk in that liberty and freedom that is in Christ Jesus. For Christ has made a public show of them and has won victory on the cross for us where He declared that “it is finish”.

Whatever be the challenge, hear the voice of the Lord “it is finish”. For the devil may try to hinder us but the spirit of God will prevail against Him:

 

“Satan hindered us.” 1Thessalonians 2:18

Since the first hour in which goodness came into conflict with evil, it has never ceased to be true in spiritual experience, that Satan hinders us. From all points of the compass, all along the line of battle, in the vanguard and in the rear, at the dawn of day and in the midnight hour, Satan hinders us. If we toil in the field, he seeks to break the ploughshare; if we build the wall, he labours to cast down the stones; if we would serve God in suffering or in conflict—everywhere Satan hinders us.

He hinders us when we are first coming to Jesus Christ. Fierce conflicts we had with Satan when we first looked to the cross and lived. Now that we are saved, he endeavours to hinder the completeness of our personal character. You may be congratulating yourself, “I have hitherto walked consistently; no man can challenge my integrity.” Beware of boasting, for your virtue will yet be tried; Satan will direct his engines against that very virtue for which you are the most famous.

If you have been hitherto a firm believer, your faith will ere long be attacked; if you have been meek as Moses, expect to be tempted to speak unadvisedly with your lips. The birds will peck at your ripest fruit, and the wild boar will dash his tusks at your choicest vines.

 Satan is sure to hinder us when we are earnest in prayer. He checks our importunity, and weakens our faith in order that, if possible, we may miss the blessing. Nor is Satan less vigilant in obstructing Christian effort. There was never a revival of religion without a revival of his opposition. As soon as Ezra and Nehemiah begin to labour, Sanballat and Tobiah are stirred up to hinder them.

What then? We are not alarmed because Satan hindereth us, for it is a proof that we are on the Lord’s side, and are doing the Lord’s work, and in His strength we shall win the victory, and triumph over our adversary.

Brethren, he may even hinder us through unsettled home especially the ministers of the Word but you must stand against him with the whole armour of God (Eph 6:13-18). let us work to resist the devil and he will flee from us (Jas 4:7-8). And  him that overcometh; same shall be clothed in white raiment, thus said the Lord. Therefore let us labour to overcome:

 

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment.” Rev. 3:5

 

Warrior of the cross, fight on! Never rest till thy victory is complete, for thine eternal reward will prove worthy of a life of warfare.

See, here is perfect purity for thee! A few in Sardis kept their garments undefiled, and their recompense is to be spotless. Perfect holiness is the prize of our high calling, let us not miss it.

See, here is joy! Thou shalt wear holiday robes, such as men put on at wedding feasts; thou shalt be clothed with gladness, and be made bright with rejoicing. Painful struggles shall end in peace of conscience, and joy in the Lord.

See, here is victory! Thou shalt have thy triumph. Palm, and crown, and white robe shall be thy guerdon; thou shalt be treated as a conqueror, and owned as such by the Lord Himself.

See, here is priestly array! Thou shalt stand before the Lord in such raiment as the sons of Aaron wore; thou shalt offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and draw near unto the Lord with the incense of praise.

Who would not fight for a Lord who gives such large honors to the very least of His faithful servants? Who would not be clothed in a fool’s coat for Christ’s sake, seeing He will robe us with glory?

Brethren, see here your victory package has been delivered to you, go and possess it, do not slack concerning it and the Lord will bless you richly. Don’t forget though Satan will hinder us but you don’t have to give up, you don’t have to give in, for the Lord our God Almighty reign for ever and ever! Amen!

Praise the Lord!

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.