Abiding In His Presence

By Sister Judith Nabimanya

I am led to share little about the presence…abiding and remaining in the presence of God. Scripture tells us that we can only bring forth any fruit if we remain..in him. In him we move live and have our being Acts 17:28.

Whatever we do we remain in the presence and that’s is where our eyes are open to see, we grow in wisdom through his word and the teachings of the holy spirit

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:4-5
Fullness Of Joy In His Presence

I encourage us tonight to remain in his presence..he has promised us that he will never leave nor forsake us it doesn’t matter what it looks like but he is closer than a brother. His spirit is on the inside of us and as he is so are we! Praise God

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:7

We have his kind of peace, we busk in his love, our eyes are open to see the deep things of God, we bring forth fruit in season and the power to receive whatever we ask in the mighty name of Jesus

And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

Exodus 33:14
Rest In His Presence

For You will not abandon me to Sheol (the place of the dead), neither will You suffer Your holy one [Holy One] to see corruption. [Acts 13:35.] You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. [Acts 2:25-28, 31.]

Psalms 16:10-11

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OVERCOMING PRINCIPALITIES AND TERRITORIAL DEMONS

BY SISTER JENNIFER NAZZIWA

Principalities/Territorial Demons: These are spirit beings that are demonic in nature, that often resist the will of God in our lives. They gradually oppose the Lord and his angels in order to hamper our progress at the gates of new beginnings.

’’ And  came over to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gad’a-renes .And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. ’’

Mark 5:1

   These spirits confronted Jesus when together with his disciples passed over to the other side. Every time you decide to take a step on faith to move into your God given purpose and destiny, they come in to oppose you. These spirits were controlling the entire territory of Gad’a-renes, and when they recognized that one with greater authority had come in; they had to give up albeit without endeavouring to present their case.

These spirits are cunning. They want to make pacts with new entrants so as to remain in control. No wonder when confronting new territories, the beginning is never easy until you exercise greater power if not, you may not be able to partake of the good of the land. The good news is that “Greater is He that is in us, than the one that is in the world”. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who strengthens us.
Jesus was able to make a disciple of the man whom the legion had used as a spiritual medium. He was transformed and started testifying the wonders of the Lord to all that knew him. We have to get to the level where entire communities are transformed through exercising the power of God in our lives.

Angel and demon wrestle

WRESTLE

Cambridge advanced learners dictionary.

Wrest;
1.To get something with effort or difficulty. This is referred to as wrest control of something.
2.To violently pull something violently from someone.

Wrestle; To fight with someone especially in a sport by holding them and trying to throw them to the ground.

Obviously it’s a dangerous game we are playing here.

“Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ’’

Ephesians 6:11-12

FLESH AND BLOOD

The Flesh; Literary the physical body and not the mind or soul.

Flesh and blood; to have normal human limits, needs, etc.

The battles we encounter in moving forward to accomplish our God given mission are not carnal.

“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when you obedience is fulfilled. ”

2Corinthians 10:4-6

For instance when the devil attacks you through financial indebtness. In the flesh it makes sense to settle you’re debts first before you pay your tithe and vows before the Lord. But the spirit says “pay your tithe and vows to the Lord first”. This battle is aimed at making you disobey God by not paying your tithe in order to fulfil your common sense desire to clear off your debts.

“And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good, acceptable and perfect, will of God .”

Romans 12:2

Do not pay evil for evil, for vengeance belongs to God. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Overcome evil with good.

Angels: These are ministering spirits

Angel

Daniel 10

A heavenly being very powerful that is an angel appeared to Daniel on the 24th day after he had been fasting and praying for 21 days. It is written that his body was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and h face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in the colour to polished brass. There is a powerful force that moves with these super natural beings.

This angel had been sent to Daniel by God. He empowered Daniel by touching him so he rose to his knees, because he was greatly beloved and highly favoured.

  When we pray we reinforce the angels of God to fight for us in the spirit. Our minds are opened and we begin to understand and comprehend the mysteries of the Kingdom which have been previously hidden from us. Unseen spiritual forces of darkness known as principalities blind people to keep them in ignorance. They resist and divert people’s attention from God’s instruction and direction, deterring them from entering their destiny or divine purpose.
They cause fear and unbelief which leads to frustration and failure in our God given missions. Daniel took time to seek and understand the things of God and God sent him empowerment through an angel. Wisdom was added to him, he began understanding mysteries.

WAYS OF OVERCOMING.

   1.Live in the spirit. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Romans 12
   2.Pray persistently .Daniel 10:2-3
   3.Read the word of God an apply it. Joshua 1:8
   4.Put on the full armour of God Ephesians 6 :11-12.
In Summary, we need to understand that as we advance on our journey to greatness and fulfilment of our God given purpose, in our endeavour to conquer new territories , We are confronted by principalities aimed at hindering us to fulfil our God given mission.

Our response should be to put on the whole armour of God in order for us to be able to overcome the tricks of the devil. Through persistent prayer and the reading of the word God empowers us  to win the battles in the spirit and we are able to expand God’s kingdom in the physical by conquering new territories or soul winning.

Further Reading…. ENFORCE YOUR DOMINION

HOW DO YOU TREAT THE TEMPLE OF GOD IN YOU?

BY EVANGELIST HENRY ELOCHUKWU

This is what I preached in a pastor’s conference when I was just 15 years old and they contacted doc. Please read carefully and judge this matter for yourself. I told them–”Do you know you are a Spirit and that Spirit lives in a house called The Body or flesh” once the body is weak, tortured or destroyed the spirit leaves it(death).This is an act of spirits naturally.

This is why people die in sickness, accidents,viruses, bullets etc, because their spirit got tired of that inhabitations called”BODY”. As the body became weaker than the spirit could sustain. Spirit naturally don’t inhabits weak bodies. Even Jesus gave up the Ghost on the cross after being tortured and demoralized..

This is Why God wishes you to be in good health first, even before your soul prosper, your body is the first thing He needs before your soul Your soul is not as important as your Body is to God, because the soul can only be born again through the body. A spirit or soul can not accept Jesus or become a born again except it dwells in a flesh or body and your body is all he needs to execute His plans here on earth.

Even God couldn’t Redeem man until He was birthed or manifested in a flesh or body.

God needs your body more than you do that is why He provides an atmosphere Called ”HEALING EXPERIENCE”– a system provided for restoration or replacement of weak parts of the body from its original place of creation.

Spirits can’t be born again..once a sinner dies, he can’t get born again because of his body is the only license the spirit have to access God or Satan. Satan do not posses spirit, he possess bodies.

Your body is a mystery because it is a house of many rooms. It can accommodate demons in thousands–”legions”. Demons have no rest until they find a body to leave on. God calls it a “temple”. One of the biggest Temple in Nigeria now, is Dunamis Church of pastor Paul Enenche with 100,000 capacity but your body is larger than that capacity. Do you know that your body is larger than the world largest auditorium???

Heaven and earth can’t contain God, yet as big as God is, He dwells in your body.

This body we treate anyhow is a double mysteries sir/ma, But you see, we fail to understand this mystery that’s why we treat our body anyhow…

A system that houses being more ancient than time. Is not an ordinary system. Now you know this. The question now is— how do you treate your God giving body?

1.Carelessly?
God gave you black eyes, black skin, muscular body, etc and you decided to surgically change it…
It’s an insult and a mockery on God’s integrity..
Take it or leave it.

And let me remind you, that anything that is not at it state of origin, if uttered attract rapid or natural consequences…Go to hospitals and see cases..

2.Sinfully?.
Sin can kill your God given body, sins like, Sexual sins(fornication, abortion, adultery,masturbation, lesbianism, homosexuality etc)drunkenness, smoking, bitterness, greediness, corruption,robbery etc avoid them all..

3.Recklessly?
Lack of sleep, lack of good hygiene, speed driving, malnutrition,lack of prayer and study life?..etc

We should always find a way to take care of the body because spirit do not stay long in weak or tortured bodies. Your spirit is the strength that powers your body but when the body is weak the spirit functions in your body looses its grip and departs. It’s a sin to treate your God given body anyhow. So many people died so early cause of reckless and lackadaisical life style.

If your body suffers any consequences as a result of your carelessness, even God and your soul will not be happy with what you did with your body!!!

Have you sinned against your body and you know it? Now your still alife you have opportunities to amend your ways.

Related Post…. Enforce your dominion

ENFORCE YOUR DOMINION

SCRIPTURE READING

So they arrived at the other side of the lake, in the region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus climbed out of the boat, a man possessed by an evil spirit came out from the tombs to meet him. This man lived in the burial caves and could no longer be restrained, even with a chain. Whenever he was put into chains and shackles—as he often was—he snapped the chains from his wrists and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Day and night he wandered among the burial caves and in the hills, howling and cutting himself with sharp stones. When Jesus was still some distance away, the man saw him, ran to meet him, and bowed low before him. With a shriek, he screamed, “Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In the name of God, I beg you, don’t torture me!” For Jesus had already said to the spirit, “Come out of the man, you evil spirit.” Then Jesus demanded, “What is your name?” And he replied, “My name is Legion, because there are many of us inside this man.” Then the evil spirits begged him again and again not to send them to some distant place. There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby. “Send us into those pigs,” the spirits begged. “Let us enter them.” So Jesus gave them permission. The evil spirits came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the entire herd of about 2,000 pigs plunged down the steep hillside into the lake and drowned in the water. The herdsmen fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran. People rushed out to see what had happened. A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons. He was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they were all afraid.

Mark 5:1-15

WORD FOR TODAY

Many aren’t exercising authority given to them to dominate on earth. Even in the spirit you have been made a little lower than angels of light (Psalms 8:5).

1. First as a human, you are not ordinary in the spirit and in the physical. Secondly, you are more than extraordinary when you are in Christ.
If you have angels to minister to you, what are foul spirits that you cannot subdue in the spirit?

2. The mad man of Gadara could house a legion of demons and he only went insane. The same demons possessed A HERD of pigs and the pigs could not survive it. Hnmm…. this should tell you that our spiritual make up is very powerful.

3. Imagine, no chains could hold down one man possessed by unclean spirits. How much more power you’ll exhibit, being filled with the power of light that darkness cannot comprehend. No chains, yoke, fetter of the enemy can bring you down if you take your place in the spirit consciously.

4. The foul spirit knew who they were… Some of us cannot even identify as the power house that we are. Who are you in the spirit? When you are addressed by anyone in the spirit or in the physical you should have an ever ready answer to affirm who you are as a child of God.

Enforce your authority

Remember. You are a walking 1 Peter 2:9

But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 NLT

There are so many affirmations to be registered in your spirit. I will outline a few shortly.

5. The foul spirits could identify the Spirit of the One who confronted them. They understood His power of dominance as the Son of God. They understand heirachy in the spirit realm. Do not be like the seven sons of Sceva in Acts chapter 19 who were assessed in the spirit and found lower because of darkness that was found in them. Be a woman of AUTHORITY, be a woman of LIGHT.

Luke 10:19
You have been given the power to trample upon serpents and scorpions and over EVERY power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means touch you because YOUR TEMPLE IS FLOODED WITH THE LIGHT OF JESUS. Since Christ is in you, the enemy has no option but to submit.

A group of Jews was traveling from town to town casting out evil spirits. They tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus in their incantation, saying, “I command you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out!” Seven sons of Sceva, a leading priest, were doing this. But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?” Then the man with the evil spirit leaped on them, overpowered them, and attacked them with such violence that they fled from the house, naked and battered.

Acts 19:13-16

It is a spiritual world we live in beloved. Take your place in dominion. It is your right as a child of God. Woman of God know thyself.

AFFIRMATIONS TO HAVE HANDY

God has given me authority over all the power of the enemy, and I will walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure me.
Luke 10:19 NLT

I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around.
Psalms 3:6 NKJV

I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are God’s works, And that my soul knows very well.
Psalms 139:14 NKJV

No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against me in judgment I shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and my righteousness is from the Lord.
Isaiah 54:17 NKJV

Related posts….. The rock that is higher than I

FIVE REASONS YOU SHOULD NEVER HURT A WOMAN

By Evangelist Henry Elochukwu

YOU NO DEY USE ME PLAY
  1. WOMEN ARE THE DOORS OF THE EARTH.

A door determines the entrance and the exits of a thing, Wether good or bad…

Sin entered the world through a Woman(Eve) and also left the world through A woman(Mary)..

Hurting a woman is like closing doors of generations unborn and generations to come…

I have gone for a family deliverance where a whole family were suffering from untimely death due to the atrocity of their grandfather who raped a virgin to death.. whom before she died placed a curse on him and his entire generations to come..Now the innocent children are suffering it…

2. WOMEN ARE PRECIOUS TOOLS IN THE HAND OF GOD.

The Bible calls them “weaker vessels” not because of their physical strength but because they are flexible tools of usage in the hand of God or Satan, Depending on whom they yield themselves to and could be very extreme in services or worship…

Have never seen a prayer that is as powerful as the prayer of A woman!..God delight so much in them and accepts their prayers faster.Becareful not to be a woman’s heart breaking prayer point…

This is why they easily fall under the anointing or get possessed easily by the devil..They are flexible to easily blend with any force that they yield themselves to..

This is also Why Angels appeared to Women a lot in the Bible…Infact the first Person Jesus appeared to when He resurrected from the grave was a Woman”Mary mandalene”….She became the first Evangelist in the New Testament!

3. THE BIBLE CALL’S THEM “HELPERS”

A Helper is someone who helps you stand in the midst of all weaknesses!!!..Women are physically &Spiritually stronger in the terms of Help in all ramifications!…

If a woman helps you to stand…You will stand without shaking but if she decides to bring you down..You are finished!!! Samson will tell you better!!

4. WOMEN ARE THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE ON EARTH.

Jesus is a seed of a Woman and at the mention of His name all seeds of men from Genesis to revelation shall bow down and worship Him(seed of a woman)

Anyone who hurts her is like a timed bomb waiting to explode without recoveries!!..

My grandmum once told me, If I want to go far in life I should never deliberately hurt a good Woman..

5. WOMEN ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH.

A world without them, is like a forest without trees…

A world with them is like A river without water…

The Earth without them…Is like a world without people!!!

Let’s value and care for all our good Women and stop hurting and instilling fear of the unknown!

Let’s treasure them and not torture them!..

SAY NO TO RAPE!!!

SAY NO TO ABUSE!!

SAY NO TO HOME VIOLENCE

Justice shall prevail for UWA and all those who died of rape, sexual abuse and home violence!!

It is well

Further reading… Mystery of ‘IT IS WRITTEN’

THE MYSTERY OF– ‘IT IS WRITTEN’

‘Way Maker’ by Sinach

I am trusting God that you are well in mind, soul and body as I bring to you another word laid in my spirit today. Halleluyah!

GUARD YOUR SALVATION AND VIRTUES JEALOUSLY

God wants us to understand a truth, that He so loved the world(without reason), that he gave his only son to die for us. GOD LOVES EVERY HUMAN HE CREATED UNCONDITIONALLY. There you have it, the summary of my message to you!

Why is He telling us this today? He wants us to know that letting our guards down as children of God, is at our own risks. He isn’t going to hate on a person who brought you to a place of pain, shame and reproach because you let your guard down to be attacked. God hates sin, he doesn’t hate man. Once the mercy of God finds a soul who genuinely repents of their sin, they become God’s own and a candidate for heaven instantly. If you are not careful, having a heart of vengeance because you were hurt by any of them prior to their being saved, will land you in hell if death kisses you unprepared.

Put on the whole armor of God for your own safety. Heaven’s race is personal. Guard your salvation and virtues jealously beloved. The one who broke your heart, committed murder, molested you etc is running his or her personal race. Ensure you aren’t a victim of attacks. They may find heaven before you, God have mercy. Be sober, be vigilant so you aren’t devoured or messed up by the enemy. It is easier to prevent happenings than to pray for restoration.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

Ephesians 6:10-18

HOW DO WE FIGHT VICTORIOUS?

It is very important that we study the word of God always. Meditate on the word so we can use this to rebuke the adversary.

Without the word which is the sword of the Spirit, we are powerless. Never forget this for a second.

Our Christ Jesus, resisted the devil thrice with the written word. You just have to arm yourself with the word of God if not you’ll end up a mince meat for the devil.

How much of the word do you take in warrior? How regular do you take in the word?

It is a spiritual life we have and the mystery is made plain before our eyes through the word of God in Matthew 4. If the Son of God had to employ the word as a weapon, then you cannot survive a face-off with the enemy without the word.

IT IS WRITTEN is your weapon of warfare, use it effectively.

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ” Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ” Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ” Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

Matthew 4:1-11

Further reading…..The rock that’s higher than I

THE ROCK THAT’S HIGHER THAN I

Lion of Judah by Lebo Sekgobela

From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalms 61:2

Have you like the Psalmist been relegated to the ends of the earth by the enemy of your purpose and destiny? Are you in a position of utter ruin, a design of the enemy unto perdition? Or you are in a place of perpetual pain. A place of deep hurt that locks you out, a place of regret, wishing you had done things differently given the despair you experience?

That point where you feel no one born of man can reach in to save you, like Ishmael the son of Hagar. The very same situation Samson, son of Manoah found himself where the very light of his life had been quenched through the searing iron of disobedience, on the laps of lust. At a time; Daniel, Shedrach, Meshach and Abednigo buried their head in the face of death, thinking the end has come.

Hagar and Ishmael

Perhaps you are overwhelmed with pain pangs of addiction, fighting a seeming lost battle with every drug dose you take even when you swore the previous would be your last. Withdrawn from your very self, you have become the reflection of a shadow of what is programmed for your once vibrant spirit… the shackles of death.

Rejected and scorned like Tamar, abused and subdued…. oh Dinah, no one really cared how you cascaded down the staircase of distraught, not given a chance to decide what happens in your life. You just flowed, floating in a life of confinement dictated by the ones who should love you.

Aha! the pain of an aggrieved wife who seek daily for the comfort of a man she tied her soul to, a man who never graced her love with kindness but broke her heart bit by bit and into irredeemable pieces with his adulterous spirit and abuse.

What ends of the earth have you found yourself today? God’s hands is not shortened that he cannot reach you when you are overwhelmed with grief. Cry out like the little warrior Ishmael. There is a point where you just must give up on trying keep your head afloat by your own power. Haven’t you realised that you can’t by your own strength deliver yourself? God is waiting for you to trust in Him completely for your deliverance. For it is not by power nor by might but by the Spirit of the living God.

Cry out woman of God! Let the Lord glory in your weakness. You have done this all on your own and it time for the Rock that is Higher than you to take over. If he could hear the blood of Abel cry out for vengeance, he will surely hear you even now.

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

2Corinthians 12:9

Let the fourth man arise in the fire for you, cry out! Dinah, the Lord sees your pain, Tamar He feels your heartbreak and Samson no more will you mill the grains of the enemy, Your God will arise to position you on that Rock that is Higher than you.

“Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”

Daniel 3:25
The fourth man in the fire

You will begin to feel love again. You will live again. The covenant of the blood of Jesus will override the potency of addiction. Light is returning to you.

Abba will hear your cry when you call from the depths in groaning like Hannah. You will safely rest in Jesus, the Rock higher than you where no demon can lay a finger on you again .

Make this your prayer today,

FATHER, LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I. JESUS SON OF THE LIVING GOD, COME THROUGH FOR ME.

Further reading…… For such a time as this