The Power Of Discernment

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: (1 Corinthians 12:10) And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. (Acts 16:16-18) But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither. And he said unto him, *Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee?* Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and olive

The Gifts Of The Spirit

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.”   — John 16:7 (KJV) “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.”   — Luke 24:49 (KJV) "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit."    -Joel 2: 28-29(KJV) Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by th

Spiritual Protection and Spiritual Security

I know many of us were taught to memorize some Psalms when growing up, most especially Psalms 91, 27, etc. We call them Psalms of protection. I have heard the general overseer of a megachurch in Lagos saying "Don't leave home and never go to bed without first reading psalm 91". But now we know better. Reading Psalms does not really guarantee our protection from all the evil and wickedness going on in the world. “We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.”   — 1 John 5:18 (KJV) The verse above says if you don't want the wicked to touch you, you should keep yourself and sin not.  “The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”   — Psalms 34:7 (KJV) This next verse says, if you fear the Lord, his angels will protect and deliver you. “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”   — James 4:7 (KJV) Anothe

Overcoming Wickedness

"And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart." (Genesis 6:5-6) “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”   — 1 John 5:19 (KJV) The International Bible Encyclopedia defines *wickedness* as: "The state of being wicked; a mental disregard for justice, righteousness, truth, honor, virtue; evil in thought and life; depravity; sinfulness; criminality." The bible further states that - "Wickedness proceeds from the wicked" (1 Samuel 24:13). It means wickedness is done by the wicked. If any type of wickedness is linked to you, you are said to be wicked. What does the wicked do? The wicked hates progress or joy or happiness of their fellow men. The wicked is happy when bad things happen to their fellow humans. The wicked always orchestrates vi

Dealing With Anti-Marriage Forces

"And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also. *Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did.* And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house" (Genesis 38:8-11)  "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; *Forbidding to marry*, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of

Battle Against The Powers Of Your Father's House

“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:” (Genesis 12:1) Some of us left our father's house physically, but we forgot to leave spiritually so we still find ourselves there (in the dream) from time to time. “And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.” (Matthew 10:36) Because men/fathers are the heads of families, what makes people the head comes from their father's house, so the devil hides there to make sure no one uses their glory there. “And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Take thy father's young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that is by it:” (Judges 6:25). It is clear from this scripture that Gideon would not have been used mightily by the Lord if he hadn't obeyed and destroyed the altar of Baal in his father'

Dealing With Hatred And Rejection

But my enemies are vigorous and strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully." (Psalm 38:19) "Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head" (Psalm 69:4a) Now, people can actually hate you without a cause. We all know this. I'll expatiate on it later. But what if people actually hate you for something, both what you can see and what you can't see? It is possible. “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” (Romans 9:13) Esau was hated for something. Jacob was loved for something. I know certain character, bahaviour, attitude, or actions can make people hate you naturally, which includes lying, pride, stealing, wickedness, stinginess, abominations, wickedness, rudeness, etc. But there are situations where you may find that you were hated/rejected or deliberately denied of something for no definite reason which deprived you of an opportunity, favour or position. There are spirits of hatred/rejection and spirits associa