THEME: IF GOD DIDNâ€™T SAY IT, THEN IT IS NOT TRUE.
TEXT: Psalm 79:11
79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die.
â€œâ€¦and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. â€ (1 Kings 19:4)
Elijah had just finished discomfiting the prophets of Baal and annihilated all 450 of them. He was supposed to be basking in the euphoria of his victory over them. Then suddenly Jezebel sent him a death threat. He ran away and was downcast and then began to ask for death. Notwithstanding, God did not heed to his request because He knew that it was not he that was speaking. Rather, another spirit had entered him â€” the spirit of suicide; of discouragement and defeat.
Elijah appeared to have been overwhelmed by the problem confronting him at that time and so, made a rash decision to throw in the towel. He did not see any need to fight on until the angel arrived and urged him to eat and strengthen himself in the Lord because the assignment ahead of him was enormous. There are times when you find yourself at crossroads, overwhelmed by lifeâ€™s difficulties and not knowing what to do. Do you decide to just sign off like Elijah did? One thing you must know is that if God has not spoken, you have no right to accept the devilâ€™s ministration. That voice speaking death, discouragement and defeat, is not of God and so, is not true.
Sing spirit filled songs unto God and thank Him for everything He has accomplished in your life and then take the following prayer points.
1. Any altar of my fatherâ€™s house, marine spirit altar, witchcraft altar or occult altar speaking death, discouragement and defeat over my life; in the name of Jesus I command you to be silent in darkness, in Jesusâ€™ name. Any evil voice assigned to deceive me into accepting a death sentence; speak no more, in Jesusâ€™ name.
2. Any problem of life on the verge of overwhelming me or compelling me to give up; in the name of Jesus, I overcome that problem. Father, Your Word says, â€œCome unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.â€
AUTHOR: PASTOR LAZARUS MUOKA
READ TESTIMONY BELOW:
It happened that I went for a funeral ceremony in a particular place in fundam, Cameroun. In that town, there was a masquerade display. This masquerade used to kill people. It usually comes out from the royal family compound. On that day, as the masquerade was about coming out people were running including Reverend Fathers,Pastors from other ministries and men of God. But I stood still in the centre of the compound where the ceremony was going on. When the masquerade came out, he started running around me. He raised a stick and flogged me and I seized the stick from his hand. I was wearing Chosen apron. Then the masquerade brought out spear. He hit me with the spear but the spear bent. The apron I was waering did not have a scratch; then I held the spear and broke it. The masquerade had the intention of killing me but God gave me protection; the people who saw the encounter could not believe their eyes. After the encounter people advised me to take the matter to court but I told them I have handed it over to the God of the Chosen. Since I joined The Lordâ€™s Chosen God has been proving his power in my life. I came from Fundam and at the time I joined the ministry the nearest branch to me was in Bemenda which is seven miles from Fundam. As I continued coming the Pastor in Bemenda asked me to organise the people from fundam and begin to Pastor them. I started that and we have been receiving the teaching according to the doctrine of The Lordâ€™s Chosen Ministry. God healed a sick person I brought to the headquarters during the crusade titled â€œFrom Sorrow to Joyâ€. I am grateful unto God for all He has done in my life. To God is the glory!