September Week 4 Day 28 UPowerUp!
Divine Empowerment and Transformation
Beloved... God's covenant promises and blessings are predestined for us. But we must seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto us. God has already provided! He has already redeemed us! He has already healed us, by the stripes on His back, we are healed! He has already set us free from every captivity! God's Word said that my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Satan's best strategy is for us to ignore, doubt or disobey God's Word. John 8:32 (AMP) says, "And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin].”
"Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and every expression of evil, and humbly receive the word planted in you, which can save your souls. Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Otherwise, you are deceiving yourselves." (James 1:21-22) O LORD, help us not only to hear Your Word but also to carry it out relentlessly in our lives. Lord, please help us to believe, receive and activate the knowledge and revelation of the Word, that we may understand and be obedient in living in the Kingdom of God and pursuing Your Will for our lives. May we gain a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit living within us and the Resurrection Power of our Living God to break-free from every sin, barrenness and spiritual death... to break out of captivity, mediocrity and limitation... and to breakthrough to unlimited advancement, fruitfulness and righteousness. May our character, integrity, conduct, attributes and actions reflect and align with our God's given purpose and His divine plan for our lives. May we obey God's commandments and seek His Will, Word and Way for our lives.
Beloved... You might be asking, so what are the righteous acts of the LORD? "With what shall I come before the Lord to honor Him and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with yearling calves? Will the Lord be delighted with thousands of rams, or with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I present my firstborn for my acts of rebellion, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you except to be just, and to love and to diligently practice kindness (compassion), and to walk humbly with your God, setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness?" (Micah 6:6-8)
One of the saddest scripture in the bible is 1 Samuel 16:14 - "But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him." Now Holy Spirit of the LORD had left Saul, and the LORD sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear. May this, never be our portion, in Jesus name... Let's pray!
Heavenly Father, Hallowed be thy name, Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as in heaven. Lord, I come before you today and I confess and repent of my sins; my sins of omission and sins of commission. O Lord, God of many second chances! Lord, I seek your mercy, grace, forgiveness, faithfulness, favour and steadfast love towards me. By the precious Blood of Jesus, I draw nearer to You and I choose to obey You.
- Lord, today, I cry out to you desperately for mercy like Samson for another second chance.
Then Samson called to the LORD and said, "O Lord GOD, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time, O God, that I may at once be avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes." (Judges 16:28)
- Lord, today, I pray desperately for help in the midst of my affliction, like Jonah...
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish, and he said, "I called out of my distress to the LORD, And He answered me. I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice.… (Jonah 2:1-2)
- Today, I fervently pray Jehoshaphat's Prayer for God's divine protection, strength and strategies to fight and defeat all my enemies, opposition and everything attacking me...
"O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You." (2 Chronicles 20:12)
- Like Jabez, Lord, today, I pray for a sudden shift, a change in my character, my name and every old association with my past sins, limitation and failure. Lord, please transform my life, my situation and my destiny to align with God's predestined divine plan and purpose for me, His Will, Way and Word, to prosper me, not to harm me and give me an expected end. Abba Father may You equip, empower, enlarge and elevate me, in every area - spiritually, mentally, emotionally, financially, intellectually, physically, socially, relationally, personally, professionally, inter-personally, globally, and generationally...
Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!" And God granted him what he requested. (1 Chronicles 4:10)
Lord, I thank you for granting me my request. I receive Your divine empowerment and transformation... I receive Your blessings of restoration and redemption. I receive Your love, security, peace, significance, influence, honor, favor, success, and victory. I shout and rejoice that the Lord, He is God! I offer to the Lord, God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay my vows to the Most High. I call upon the LORD in the day of trouble; He has rescued me, and I honor Him. Lord, you have promised blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience. Today, I make a new commitment to follow, to obey God's decrees and His commandments, and to show reverence for His sanctuary and the Kingdom of God. Lord, I thank You for the fulfillment of Your promises, reward and blessings of obedience that shall be bestowed upon me and all concerning me. Upon this confession of my faith and my repentance, I pray that all curses of disobedience are broken, expired, destroyed, as they are no longer valid; they are nullified, nulled and void over my life, my seeds and my generation, by the precious Blood of Jesus.
I declare that today, I am a new creation and it's a new season. God is about to shift things in my direction, shift me in right place at the right time. I am prepared and positioned for an overflow of blessings, miracles of healing, promotion, prosperity, peace, provision, protection and overwhelming victory. I am a dazzling display of the splendour of the Glory of God. By the Grace of God, I claim the blessings of obedience written in Leviticus 26:3-13 (NLT)
“If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you the seasonal rains. The land will then yield its crops, and the trees of the field will produce their fruit. Your threshing season will overlap with the grape harvest, and your grape harvest will overlap with the season of planting grain. You will eat your fill and live securely in your own land. I will give you peace in the land, and you will be able to sleep with no cause for fear. I will rid the land of wild animals and keep your enemies out of your land. In fact, you will chase down your enemies and slaughter them with your swords. Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand! All your enemies will fall beneath your sword. I will look favorably upon you, making you fertile and multiplying your people. And I will fulfill my covenant with you. You will have such a surplus of crops that you will need to clear out the old grain to make room for the new harvest! I will live among you, and I will not despise you. I will walk among you; I will be your God, and you will be my people. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk with your heads held high."
Glory to God... Lord, I believe and I receive and I activate Your promises of these blessings for obedience in my life, the lives of my children, my household, my family, the followers of the Nikimac community, our finances, health, healing, careers/businesses, callings/ministries, academic/intellectual excellence, the work of our hands, and our God-given destiny; in Jesus mighty name.
Lord, it is my deepest desire above all that I ask or seek of you in this land of the living, that we continue to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. I pray that the Holy Spirit may never depart from us. For it is God who works in us to will and to act on behalf of His good pleasure. Surely Your goodness, mercy and unfailing love shall follow us all the days of our lives: and we will dwell in the house and presence of the LORD forever. Lord, may we receive the ultimate gift of eternal life. I pray that we will hear The LORD and Master say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master.’
In Jesus name, we pray, praise and proclaim these prophetic utterances. AMEN!!