STAY CONNECTED TO THE SOURCE

“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘ No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

Matthew 25:1-13

Without doubt we understand that this time more than ever, is a time for believers to WATCH AND PRAY fervently.

The Lord has returned to you as you have returned to Him, it doesn’t just end there. You must guard your salvation jealously and stay prepared like the five wise virgins, for the bridegroom’s return anytime.

It is our duty as women, God helping us, to groom a home that is ready for the rapture. It is not enough to keep tab of end time happenings and it’s sequence as recorded by John in his revelation. What we need is to ensure we are on a healthy spiritual diet and stance with God.

This is the time to guard your heart diligently (Proverbs 4:23). Feed your spiritman with the word of God and worship ceaselessly. The enemy is aware of believers being in the know and getting themselves prepared and he is raising a standard. He is reinforcing his strategies. Do not be ignorant, many of the programs on the TV and activities on social media are targeted towards distracting you from focus on the Source. Many seldom spend time to study the word we so need to rightly divide the word of truth. It is a constant battle beloved but here’s the good news… God’s grace is more than sufficient for you.

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15

Make it a point of duty to fast, pray and worship with your family. It is not a good thing for any to be left behind. Dear Mother, you will be held accountable. Dear Wife, you should be responsible for Him.

This is not the time to focus on building castles, buying the latest cars or gadget. All those won’t save you when the chips are down. The name of the Lord is all you need, and so you should concern yourself with stacking up riches of eternal value in heaven.

God’s grace is sufficient for us to make it if we remain in constant communion with him through the Spirit. If we stay connected to our source.

WHAT TO DO TO STAY CONNECTED ALWAYS

  1. Develop the habit of reading the word daily. You can start by taking a few chapters a day and as you go on, you’ll get deeper and deeper revelation and encounter with the Holyspirit. You grow your faith by taking in the word too.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17
  1. These days there is very little you can do without the internet but while on social media, vet your activities and associations. Disassociate from groups or persons that will pull you down and then build up a network of strong believers via groups or direct friends. Constantly seeing spiritually edifying post will go a long way to help you stay connected

3. Watch what you watch and listen to. The eyes and ears are gateways to your heart and spirit. Mind what you feed you with.

4. Worship, while this pleases the Father, sets you on a plane you never can imagine living without. Worshippers can attest to this. Worship helps you stay connected to God. It is great to have and maintain an altar of worship in your home. A family that prays together, stays together

5. Evangelism, tell the world of the love of Christ always. Seize every opportunity to preach the gospel of Christ and his return, bearing in mind that your character speaks volumes in convincing people. Soul winning is the Lord’s heartbeat and you can be sure He will be with you when you are actively winning souls for him.

6. Rid your heart of fear. Forget the devil and his scare tactics. As long as you are steadfast with doing the God things, you are under a powerful spiritual covering. There is no place for the expression of the Spirit in a heart gutted by fear. Be bold and courageous always.

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

7. Take care of the needy among you. Watch out for one another. Iron sharpens iron. When you watch to uphold another believer, be sure you’ll get support when you are weak and at the risk of disconnection. Cut out unholy criticism arguments and strife in the body of Christ. That’s a sure ticket to disconnection. The seed of discord is still a very potent weapon in the hand of the enemy.

PRAYER BULLET

Worship the Lord most high for his never ending love.
Sing the Psalms 98

1. Show gratitude to God today. Praise him for his mercies over your life and home. Thank him for sustenance. He is a faithful God!

2. Father we connect to grace to stay connected to you always, my family with me also. Keep the fire of our love for you burning strong. We will not be like the foolish virgins. Help us to stay equipped in the spirit.

3. We will not derail from your paths, we will always hearken to your instructions in Jesus mighty name.

4. No matter the reinforcement of the enemy, they will never prevail against my household. Help us remain strong for you Lord and keep us connected to our source.

5. When the enemy comes against me like a flood, let your Spirit raise a standard. (Isaiah 59:19) as I put on the whole armor of God for this end time (Ephesians 6)

6. I ask for power to maintain a healthy spiritual routine of studying the word, fasting, prayer, worship and evangelizing in Jesus name.

7. The oil of my anointing will never run dry in Jesus mighty name. I ask for more power to fulfil my divine mandate in these times through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen and amen

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GOD RETURNS TO YOU WITH DOUBLE RESTORATION

“Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned; For she has received from the Lord ’s hand Double for all her sins.” The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord ; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” The voice said, “Cry out!” And he said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”

Isaiah 40:1-8

Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flowers fades, But the word of God stands forever. What a powerful statement!

Heaven and earth will pass away but the word of God stands sure forever. Don’t you think it wise to hold on to every word spoken out of the mouth of God?

Hold on to Jesus too, He is God’s word. Look unto him the author and finisher of our fate.

And because we know that we are a chosen people and we have an inheritance in Christ, because we know that Jesus is our portion, a constant friend who does not treat us as our sins deserve, we have hope of life everlasting.

How assuring it is to know God’s thoughts towards us, that we prosper and remain in good health even as our souls prosper. With God it is an always win situation. Your soul prospers, on earth you also prosper and remain in good health.

We have asked the Lord for mercy, we are returning to him and today, God is giving us an assurance that he is returning to us with total restoration. Praise God!

For I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord , ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; No one seeks her.” ‘

Jeremiah 30:17

In the former place of desolation is the Lord restoring a double portion and healing for all wounds. Isn’t our God amazing? Today God is asking us to return to our former place of security in Christ Jesus. Double restoration is coming your way!

Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.

Zechariah 9:12

Aren’t you excited already that the Lord is for you and nothing can stand against you? Glory in your inheritance in Christ Jesus. You are born of God through Christ hence an overcomer. There is power in the name and the blood of Christ.

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

1John 5:4

The above verse in 1 John is telling us that our faith is essential in the battle of life. The most powerful weapon in our arsenal is ‘FAITH’. The weapon used by the devil this season is the opposite of faith. FEAR is a strong weapon in the hand of the enemy. The moment you overcome fear, the devil has lost it completely. Little wonder why fear is being propagated in the media. Everywhere you turn to is news of death but today we speak life through faith, turning deaf ears to the lies of the devil and closing our eyes to the things around. We are not moved by what we see, we are only moved by the word of God.

In case you have forgotten your place in the Kingdom, let me remind you what the Lord is set to do today for those called by His name, with an elaborate(amplified) translation of Zechariah 9:12,

Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], O prisoners who have the hope; Even today I am declaring that I will restore double [your former prosperity] to you [as firstborn among nations].

Zechariah 9:12

FIRSTBORN AMONG NATIONS God is restoring double of your former prosperity. The devil will wish he never laid a finger on you. Let us pray.

PRAYER BULLET

  1. Thank you Lord for mercy and grace, thank you for returning to us and not treating us as our sins deserve.
  2. We come against the spirit of fear projected against us to subdue us. We rise in faith as we declare that we are more than conquerors
  3. We claim our victory today as we bask in the word of God. We glory today Lord, in total and double restoration of all that sin has taken from our homes.
  4. We have the life blood of Christ in us and we receive healing in our bodies today. Sickness will not thrive in our household in Jesus mighty name.
  5. By the power of God, we distance ourselves from every activity that will hinder the expression of our faith. We speak and act like Christ in Jesus mighty name.
  6. No loss this season, no death this season, double restoration of glory in Jesus most powerful name. Amen.

Remain blessed people of God.

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