Father in heaven o God! we are before You and we bow before Your Throne of Mercy, we rest in You all our fears, cares, all our needs, our thoughts, Father we rely on You for You Alone is Worthy of our praise. Glory be to God.

Thank You Father, Your bond over us is love. Thank You Jesus, for in You we have our being and move. If not for You Lord, what can the righteous do? You are our Refuge, Peace, our companion, our deliverer, our Present help. Thank You Lord.

Beloved, we are before the I AM that I AM, The Who is and Yet to come. He is no other than the Prince of prince, the Ancient one, how Wonderful, how Precious are You, Lord, His Name is Jesus. All Glory, all Honor, Adoration to You.

Praying Time; My Blessing Time. Are you ready? There are powers and there are powers. Power without authority is of little or no effects. Of all authority ever known, the authority of Jesus is establish both here on earth and in heavens.

All forms of maladies, natural disasters, adverse economic and financial situations, death, devil and his cohorts surrenders to the authority in Christ Jesus.

We have several encounters in bible where Jesus excised authorities over and above all these mentioned above and there are countless instances of such encounters in the present.(Lk 4:18)- the Spirit of God empowered Jesus to do great works and miraculous signs.

In Lk 4:33-35- An unclean demon cast out of a man. Lk 4:39- Peter’s mother-in-law was healed of feverish condition. Lk 5:14-25- Jesus healed a lame man and sins forgiven. Lk 7:1-10- Centurion servant healed. Lk 7:11-14 – a widow’s son raised from death. Lk 8:27-36 – a man possess by demon (Legion) delivered. Lk 9:10-17 – the feeding of five thousand with two pieces of fish and five loaves of bread. Mk 11:14; 21- Jesus curse the fig tree. Lk 4:39- Jesus clam the sea. Mk 5:30-34 – healed the woman with issue of blood. Mk 5:41- Raised a young damsel from death.

Countless numbers of miracles, authorities over sicknesses and disease, demons, nature, death and many more. It is still happening today and will forever will be (Heb 13:8).

And you, who is reading this message today is also in line for your miracles be it healing, deliverances, restorations, comfort, upliftment, marriages, babies, whatsoever you are believing Jesus for, by the authority in His Name, the Name of Jesus I declare it is yours! The authority in the Name of Jesus will make it available to you, in Jesus’s Name.

This authority is still speaking till today. Read more from the message:

They were astonished at His teaching because, unlike the scribes, He was teaching them as one having authority.—Mark 1:22

Jesus was not the first person to teach the Scriptures to a group of disciples. The people in Jesus’ day had heard other teachers of the Scriptures. What set Jesus apart was that He taught with authority. To many of the scribes, the Scriptures were meaningless, dry collections of theological speculation, but Jesus taught them as the living words of God. John the Baptist claimed that a man could only receive that which had been given to him by God (John 3:27). When the religious leaders searched the Scriptures, they came away empty-handed. When Jesus read the same Scriptures, the Father gave Him a full measure of His wisdom and His authority.

There is a radical difference between practicing religion and sharing a word directly from the Lord. There is a significant difference between worldly reasoning and counsel that comes straight from the living word of God. Is it possible to teach a message from the Bible but not from the Lord? Yes! The scribes and Pharisees did this regularly and left their listeners spiritually destitute. Is it possible to counsel someone with advice that seems appropriate and reasonable and yet is contrary to God’s word? Of course!

Whenever you teach, counsel, or share a word of encouragement, be very careful that the words you share are indeed from the Lord and are not just your own thinking. Otherwise, you could become a false prophet (Deut. 18:20–22). God promises to stand by every word He has ever spoken (Isa. 55:10–11). When you share a word that has come from God, you can do so with utmost confidence!

As we gather together to pray, we do same in power and authority that is in Christ as we encourage one another. Read more from the next message captioned “Iron Sharpens Iron”

 

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.—Proverbs 27:17

The Christian life is a pilgrimage. At times the road is difficult, and we get lonely. Sometimes we may become discouraged and consider abandoning the journey. It is at such times that God will place a friend alongside us. One of God’s most precious gifts to us is friends who encourage us and lovingly challenge us to “keep going.”

According to Scripture, a friend is one who challenges you to become all that God intends. Jonathan could have succeeded his father to become the next king of Israel. But he loved his friend David, and he encouraged him to follow God’s will, even though it meant Jonathan would forfeit his own claim to the throne (1 Sam. 19:1–7).

The mark of biblical friends is that their friendship draws you closer to Christ. They “sharpen” you and motivate you to do what is right. True friends tell you the truth and even risk hurting your feelings because they love you and have your best interests at heart (Prov. 27:6).

Be careful in your choice of friends! Jesus chose His closest friends wisely. He did not look for perfect friends, but friends whose hearts were set to follow God. It is equally important to examine the kind of friend you are to others. As a friend, it is your duty to put the needs of others first (Prov. 17:17). Strive to find godly friends who will challenge you to become the person God desires. When you have found them, be receptive to the way God uses them to help you become spiritually mature. Strive also to be the kind of friend that helps others become more like Christ.

Beloved, do you believe in the authority that is in Christ Jesus? Have you experience miracles in His Name? Plead your case before the throne and you will receive in Jesus name.

Secondly beloved, who are your friends? Are they builders or destroyers? Are helping you in your walk with Jesus or they are merry- go round kind of friends. What it tomorrow when you need pillars to lean on like with discussed yesterday will there be there for you?

Make deliberate effort to seek out friends who will pray with you and make you to focus on eternal values. It so important so that you are not cut in the web of the enemies. (2 Cor 8:4)

Finally this authority that is in Christ is also deposited in us. As we see in the life of the apostles, healing the sick, restoring sights and making the lame to walk even their shadows healed the sick. We are not less if only we believed in the Name of Jesus and the power that raised Christ from death, for more than Jesus did, you will also do. He gave us authority over unclean spirits and demons and to take the Word to the whole world with signs and wonders following us (Mk 16:15-18; Matt 28:18- 20). So as you tarry before God today, may also encounter such powers in Jesus Name. Amen!

Study also the Word of God so that the powers in the Word will be readily available for you in Jesus Name.

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.