“Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying…” 1 Samuel 15:10
Beloved, we will learn how to secure God’s blessings in our life. One way the devil steals our Joy is by stealing from us the territory that we have previously secured in victory. He never stops trying to take back from us what belongs to us that we took from him. One major way you can stop this from happening is by following the instructions of God. You need to develop the ability to hear God for yourself. Every Father speaks to his children. Any man that hears God and heeds the instruction secures for himself his victory and his Joy. You can’t obey the voice of a big God and carry out His instruction without growing out of your smallness.
Saul made the greatest mistake of his life when he decided to heed man and forsake the Word of the Lord to him. It cost him dearly, leading to his eventual dethronement and loss of all his joys and reason for dancing. Beloved, it shall not be your portion in Jesus name. Many people are in sickness and abject poverty amongst other woes due to their disobedience to God at one time or the other. When you are not in right standing with God, you open yourself up to legal affliction from the enemy.
You also need to remain humble after you have been lifted. ‘Be not wise in thy own eyes’ is a word of wisdom that you should take to heart. Saul grew familiar and larger than his God in his own eyes because of the little lifting he received, and he lost everything. Isn’t it like many of us who stop coming to church after we have received that blessing? God hates the proud but gives grace to the humble. Stay small in your eyes. It is God that blessed you and you can’t outgrow Him. Don’t forget that he who gives can also take away. Do not let those around you who are coveting your blessings succeed due to your disobedience and pride. Remember Queen Vashti and King Saul who lost their positions to Queen Esther and King David respectively. Pride lost out to humility. Be ready and willing to listen to the voice of God so your joy will remain full.
1 Samuel 15:1-17, Proverb 3:7
Delivered from evil projection
One night, I suddenly had an attack. My body system began to change. I vomited blood. I prayed and got my ‘oil of gladness’ and took it. The vomiting of blood stopped. However, I felt weak and couldn’t walk well. The next day, I went to hospital and was given drugs which I took but nothing changed. I came for a service in church. During his ministration, daddy called me out and told me to lie on the altar. After a while, he asked me to get up and go, that I am healed. From that day till now, the weakness left me. I now walk very well also. Praise God.
– Rufus N.
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. Father I thank You for the blessings that have brought joy into my life and family.
2. Whatever will make me lose my joy this month and the rest of the year, be destroyed now in Jesus name.
3. Every thief planning to steal, kill or destroy anything or anyone in my life and family, I stop you in your tracks now in Jesus name
4. I open up all the doors of Favour in my life which household wickedness might have shut. I command men and women to Favour me this season in the name of Jesus.
5. I speak overwhelming joy into every area of my life and family in Jesus name.
[Raise other prayer points as you are led]