“Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The Spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak” Mark 14:38
Beloved, we are in a season of temptations of all sorts. You will find yourself in places where nobody knows you as a child of God, or even amongst family members who will encourage you to indulge in a bit of sin saying things like, “You only live once”. Be wise, don’t fall for sin. You might say it’s only a one-time thing. But it just takes a one-time act to bring destruction or backwardness. It was one bite each of the forbidden fruit that led to the fall of man. Just one night Abraham spent with Hagar and the result is global terrorism today. Just one night David spent with Bathsheba led to the murder of her husband and it brought judgment upon him and his lineage. Just a plate of pottage stew cost Esau his birthright. Be wise, overcome that temptation, resist the devil and he will flee.
Beloved, don’t follow that ‘grace’ movement that says that your sins are already covered up and so it doesn’t matter what you willingly do. Well Christian who say that are not really saved. The bible says in Romans 6:14-16, “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” Those who truly have grace have lost the desire for sin. It’s not easy for them to sin, and if they “fall into” sin, they are immediately repentant and remorseful.
If you must overcome the enemy this season, you must do like Jesus did; overcome him with the word of God. This is the first way to keep the enemy out of your life. Feed on the word of God and be set to use it any given time. Then be prayerful. 1Thessalonians 5:17 says, “pray without ceasing”. That’s how to overcome. Pray when you coast is clear and when it’s not. Furthermore, witnessing to people helps you live a conscious Holy life. Preach to your family, don’t hide your faith and it will be hard for you to sin. Then finally, maintain your stand. Even when old friends come by, maintain your stand and declaration of being born again and it will be well with you.
I was barren for years. Everything my husband and I tried to do to have a baby did not work. I was listening to daddy preaching on the radio one day and he gave a word about a woman looking for the fruit of the womb. I laid hands on the radio, he prayed and I received the prayer. That month I took in. When my due date was near, I traced the church and came. As daddy was ministering, he looked at me and said “mama ejima is here”. When it was time for delivery, I gave birth to twins. Praise God!
– Eucharia N.
[Thank God for a new day]
1. Lord, enable me to overcome every temptation this season in Jesus name.
2. I shall shine and be outstanding this season, in Jesus name. Amen.
3. Every accusation planned by the enemy against me this season, I scatter the plans now in Jesus name.
4. Every good prophecy over my life this year, let them come to pass before the end of the year in Jesus name!
5. Any force stopping the fulfillment of the promises of God in my life, fire consume you now in Jesus name!
CONTINUE WITH THE “40 DAYS OF POWER” PRAYER BOOK, DAY 16