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I know of a company, which specializes in repair of accident vehicles. The company has a compound that covers about 40acres of land of which, the workshop occupies about half the total area. The workshop was stuffed with sophisticated modern equipment with which the company produces excellent repaired vehicles. The worth of this company must be in millions of dollars.

The first time I visited the workshop, I counted about 367 cars laying outside in the parking lot ready for repairs, and more than 100 cars were inside, going through repairs or repair had been completed on them and are ready for delivery to their clients. Every repaired car coming out of workshop looks as good as a new car coming out of the factory. A touch of professionalism reflects on it. Name any car one can think of, one would find it there. Repaired vehicles are driven out of the premise in birches while incoming accident vehicles were brought in transport trailers that carry many cars at a time.

Another fascinating scene in this company was the luxury appearances of the workers, they looked fresh and one feels envied to become a worker there.

After a period of five months, I visited the site again. To my surprise, I could count only 30 vehicles left in the whole company going through repairs. I ask the security guard on duty what could have happened to the usual many cars found in the parking lots. He told me that the company was folding up.

According to gathered information, that company had been flourishing well for over seven years, and now, the whole business collapsed within one month. It takes a long time to build, but in a split second, what was built can collapse.

The Bible declares,

“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation, the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matt. 26:41)

What could have wronged with this company? Was it economy down turn? Was the management careless not to have seeing the signal before the company collapsed? Was it a diabolical spiritual attack? Whatever may be responsible for this company‘s wreck, I believe it is not the wish of the owner or management. After all, no one comes into the company to steal away anything; however, what happened was the work of the unseen enemy, the devil. He has many tools at his disposal to cause destruction on well-established business or life, especially, if one is careless and not watchful and prayerful. Your constant ability to pray and fast (your extra oil – Matt: 25: 1-13) is your watching power that enables you to see ahead of any evil occurrence.

The Bible further said, “Be sober and vigilant” (1Pet. 5:8) purposely because of the devil, our adversary, he has come to steal, to kill and to destroy (Jn. 10:10). However, Jesus came into the world; and had destroyed the works of the devil (1Jn. 3:8). To keep this great work of the Lord therefore, is to be sober and vigilant, not only in the physical, but, in the spiritual also.

Many leaders in the world have guarded themselves with heavy security men and physical sophisticated weapon, yet, they were subdued in the mist of their heavy security. Why? They rely on physical earthly protection. Many big businesses that, were well established, have collapsed like the example in this article, why? The management or owner is loosed, not watchful and not prayerful.

A believer’s Christian life can be likened to the story of this article. Many renowned ministers of God have had their ministries wrecked. why? They do the work of God with the flesh, which weakens their spirit and were unable to watch and pray. The flesh subjected them to lust and the deceitfulness of the world. They pleased themselves by being worldly; preaching that which will suit the sinful nature of the congregation as against the message of God, which would have cleansed the people. That is why the Bible declared that, “Therefore, let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall” (1Cor. 10:12).

As Christians, every moment of our lives process us toward the kingdom of God. In the process of this processing, we face many obstacles, oppositions, frustrations, discouragement, confrontations, antagonism etc. orchestrated by the devil, through his agents. Many of these agents are not visible to our naked eyes. Then, how do we fight what we don’t see and how do we overcome the all these devices of the devil. The Bible declared this,

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, (because the war is not physical) but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds (of the spiritual and wicked enemies). Casting down imaginations (levied against us by our adversaries), and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought (that works against us) to the obedience of Christ (to whom all power belongs); And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled”.

In order for our lives, businesses, undertakings, goals or our race to the kingdom of God not to be like the story of this article, let us watch and pray.


Topic: – Is anything too hard for the Lord?

The world today is like a country of provocation ready to attract the anger and fury of the Lord. The world is full with many unrighteous and immoral activities. Man is waging war against God and nature. Man is neglecting and ignoring the fact that God created the whole universe and all that is in it. Forgetting that man has no control over his being neither has he control over nature that surrounds him.

Any problem with man and the nature around him can only be rectified by, He who created both, God. Man cannot change what God had made permanent neither can he recreate nature. Man can tap into the knowledge of what God had put in place, but cannot add to it. Any attempt by man to create or recreate causes man to destroy the existing creation; to recreate independent of God’s knowledge most of the time ended up in disaster and loss of lives. Man’s creation is not perfect and will never be perfect until man comes to the knowledge of God.

No one born of a woman naturally or by cesarean session who does not have one problem or difficulty. The form and degree of the problem varies from one person to the other. The problem may be physical, spiritual, emotional, mental or material. The reaction of individual to the problem also varies; some will be able to bear it, while some will not.

In the scripture, Sarah’s problem was barrenness; she had reached the age of menopause. Humanly and medically, she cannot bear any child (Gen. 18: 11-12). David’s problem was that of his internal and external enemies and adversaries (1Sam. 19; 2Sam. 15). In the case of our Lord Jesus, His own people and the ministers of God in the temple hated Him (Mk. 14:1-2). Individual problem is of different stroke; problems that are facing nations are not alike.

Likewise, the approach to solving the problems varies from one person to the other. Some would approach by self-effort, some would consult professionals while, others approach it in the spiritual/divine way. Whichever approach is used, there is always a limit to the capability of man to solving any problem. When it gets to that point, where solution seems to be failing or failed totally; where there seems to be no way; when death is imminent; and all hopes becomes hopeless: where do you turn?

As a Christian, you don’t need to be told that you have to turn to your advocate, Jesus Christ, who will connect you to the divine solution. The power to solving problem does not lie with man or the world of darkness, or else, the power would have been destroyed long time ago. On the other hand, man or agents of the world of darkness would have charge you an unbearable fees that would drown you into a debt, which you cannot ransom. However, the power that solves problems belongs to our creator, our potter, the creator of the universe, the Almighty God, the All in all: He solves and delivers His children liberally without prejudice.

God cares

God said to Abraham concerning his wife Sarah’s doubted reaction to the promise of the Lord that she would have a child at an old age, “Is anything too hard for the Lord” (Gen. 18:14). In another instance, God said to Jeremiah concerning the restoration of the Israelites while they were still in captivity, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” (Jer. 32:27).

Humanly or medically speaking, your situation may be said to be hopeless like that of Sarah and Abraham without a child or that of the Israelites whose hope of returning to their land was invisible. Your situation may have become a subject of ridicule or reproach to the extent that people call you all sorts of repugnant name, like Jabez (1Chro.4:9-10) or mara (Ruth 1:20). The Lord who changed the situation of Jabez and Naomi for better still cares for you, better than the way a mother cares for her child (Is.49:15).

Cast your burden on Him

Your problem may be physical, spiritual, material, mental or emotional lacks; rejection or dejection through disappointment; down cast; or dissatisfaction concerning your situation: they do not put a full stop at achieving what you hoped for. This is the beginning of your processing to success, especially, when you cast your burden on Him (Matt. 11:28).

Believe

Our Lord Jesus said to the father of the epileptic boy (or with mute spirit) “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mk. 9:23). In year 2010, you need to believe and not doubt or tempt God. Your situation is not a killer, it kills when you permit it to be. When situation seems to be 99% no solution, or zero success, do not yield to hopelessness, turn to the only source of solution. Man without God retained in his knowledge or man with his own creation cannot deliver; most of the time, man’s effort failed. The only unfailing source of solution is the power of God through our Lord Jesus.

Call on God

God intervenes in the affairs of this world, especially, he is aware of the trouble and problem affecting His people and He acts in their behalf. To man, many things are viewed to be impossible, however the Bible confirms “For with God nothing will be impossible” (Lk. 1:37). Furthermore, the Lord said through Jeremiah, “Call on Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jer. 33:3). The Bible declared moreover, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matt. 7:7). With these promises, why did we not receive? We do not receive because we ask amiss for two reasons.

1. We are our own ‘prince of Persia’ (Dan. 10:12-15), we hindered God’s response to our request through our sin/s and our waywardness.

2. We ask for lust and selfish reason (Jas. 1:6, 4:3).

Come nearer unto God in year 2010

· In year 2010, let us ask according to the will of God in faith, this will bring you deliverance and victory over any problem.

· You must forgive those who offended you; or, ask for forgiveness, from those you have offended. Why? Miracle and healing happens when sins are forgiving.

· Do not turn your back against the Lord; rather, obey his words and directives. Do not despise the word or prophecy of God. If you do not believe, keep it to yourself and do not discourage or mislead others from believing (2Ki. 7:2, 17; 3Jn. 9-11)

· Above all, you need to pray and give time for fasting in order to combat seen and unseen forces, which work through opposition, antagonism and confrontation. To be a victor in year 2010, the resource power that conquers satan are prayer, bodily control and the whole armor of God. (Matt. 17:21; Eph. 6:10-18). Note that Jesus’ prayer life was a continuous one, not just a brief moment.

Let us pray

These prayers cannot be offered one time, they are to be prayer points for you to build upon for the whole year. They are series of prayer points that touches nearly all aspects of life. They are lead to help your find a particular area of prayer that suits your purpose.

· Magnify the Lord – praise His holy name in psalms and with praise worship every day. Praising the Lord opens the window of heaven for showers of blessings.

· Thank the Lord for His goodness and His activities in your life for the – gift of life, newness of life, physical and spiritual blessings, endowments, healing, protection, provision, deliverance, safety, prevailing over sin and its power, victories, divine attractions, promotion etc. thanking the Lord attracts more blessings.

· Acknowledge, confess your sins and repent – that you may receive mercy, forgiveness and a refreshing time from the presence of the Lord (Acts 3:19).

· Pray for sanctification – cleansing by the blood of Christ, purification, word of God, spiritual washing, purging from sin, mortifying of sin, divine transformation.

· Pray against – sins, power of sin, manifestation of sin, trigger and pressure of sin, temptations, defilement, waywardness, lie, evil tongue, presumptuous sin, guilt of sin, curse of sin, flesh, carnality and all those things which work against the will of God.

· Pray for the Holy spirit – spiritual uplifting, spiritual guidance, spiritual lead, discernment, knowledge, understanding, spiritual gifts, empowerment, excellence, healing, spiritual eye, power for miracle.

· Pray for newness of life – new creation, spirit of God, power of God, glory of God, blessing of God, grace of God, authority over dominion, power to resist sin, spiritual purging, spiritual revival.

· Pray for Spiritual fruitfulness – love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control, giving, mercy, truthfulness, praising, righteousness, forgiving spirit, obedience, wholeness, holiness, compassion, uprightness, judgment, happiness, gladness, spiritual quickening, soundness.

· Pray against mental, physical and emotional affliction – chaos, disorder, emptiness, sorrow, bitterness, curse, odds, oppression, depression, confusion, affliction, evil tongue, evil thought, sickness, enslavement.

· Pray against devil’s tools/weapons – shame and reproach, fear, hindrance, obstruction/obstacle, satanic veil, blockade, enemies, doubt, futility, monitoring spirit, harm, barrenness, sickness, disease, lack of good things, poverty, conspirators, evil thoughts, suffering, persecution, changed destiny, hopelessness, vanity, laziness, mistake, idleness, bitterness, anguish, weeping, mourning, calamity, delay, opposition, confrontation, antagonist

· Pray against principalities, evil powers, rulers of the darkness, and spiritual host in heavenly places – divination, enchantment, sorcery, astrology, stargazing, prognostication, necromancy, witches/wizard, occultism, evil altar, satanic agents, evil forces, diabolical power, monitoring spirit, and spell.

· Pray for deliverance from – sin, power of sin, misinformation, disobedience, evil attachment, deceptive appearances, evil disaster, destiny changer/snatcher, blessing snatcher, power of lust, power of negativism, power of incrimination, power of the enemy, cage of the enemy, entrapment/snare, evil forces/works, power of darkness, seen/unseen powers, power of death, premature death, tentacles of satanic network, trouble, secret faults, power of grave, secret counsel of the wicked, blood guilt, storms of life, captivity, unbelief, bad dream, rebellion, sleep work, daydreaming, impending doom and natural disaster

· Pray for protection/prevention from – sin, opportunity for satan’s advantage, causes of God’s wrath, causes for punishment, darts of the devil, terror by night, arrow that flies by day and night, noisome pestilence, sharing in the reward of the wicked, evil occurrences, plague, stumbling block, fire and accident.

· Pray for victory – Cause my enemies and adversaries to be – scattered, confounded, recall with unusual sound, caught in their own trap, expose for destruction, experience a supernatural terror, embark on suicide mission, feed themselves with their own flesh and drink their own blood.

· Pray for healing from – spiritual and physical dryness, body dysfunctions/ anomalies, sickness and diseases.

· Pray for personal divine attraction/encounter – success, accomplishment, blessing, God’s promises, promotion, establishment, strength, mercy, favor, victory, help, breakthrough and divine health.

· Pray for help, power and grace – to know the way of the Lord, walk in the way of the Lord, put away every evil, lean on doing what is good, purge from every residue of sin, to be obedient, abide in God’s secret place, trust in the Lord, to worship in truth and righteousness, to refrain from evil ways, and to sow the seed of faith

We pray and ask in Jesus name, Amen.

Have a wonderful year of grace and blessing.
Lawrence Abitogun (elder)


How I wish I had the power to set apart the evil and the good people in our society, I would let their shame fall on them and subject them of public spectacle. The rulers, leaders, lawmakers, and law enforcement agencies in our societies are treacherous; and have committed treason in their attempt to take over the sovereignty of this world from God. They operate and hide under the pretence of vocabularies that spells good, but in reality, their subjects had been subjected to their pressure.

Unfortunately, the leaders have corrupted the society across all spheres of human being: they are all corrupt. To worsen the whole situation, the spiritual leaders in our societies have “killed” truth. Prophet Jeremiah said –

“…they are not valiant for the truth on the earth.

For they proceed from evil to evil and they do not know Me,

says the Lord” (Jer. 9:3).

The situation is so bad that the government had created an avenue for some unscrupulous, ungodly evil minded and haters of God, to initiate movements whereby, people have no respect for another anymore. Love and care for others have changed and are now characterized by deceit, slander, mistrust, supplant and above all, spiritual and moral standard had collapsed.

The wish of every founding father in any nation in the world is to rule in the fear of God or in fairness for the well-being of the people they govern. However, along the way, leadership fell into the hands of tyrants who would promised heaven and earth to rule with justice, only to betray the trust the people have in them: they deceived the people; that is how many leaders are today.

Genesis of spiritual and moral decadence

The Bible says –

“Righteousness exalts a nation

But sin is a reproach to any people” (Pro. 14:34)

Are all the nations righteous today? Are all the leaders faithful to the course of the forefathers to make their nations great and prosperous for the future generation? Have the leaders not killed all spiritual and moral standards by their selfish laws and decrees? Have they not satisfied the unscrupulous in the society at the expense of the masses and called it the right of individual? Where is the place of love in this world, the binding power of all the commandments? Is democracy not capitalist that worships money rather than God? Is communist and dictatorship not out of place when it comes to freedom? On the other hand, is socialism not encouraging freedom to sin?

In all these, where is the place of God in our lives and in our society, the creator of all things. The Bible made it clear that He should be No1 in all things we think, say or do. The society has left God out of man’s activities; and is doing things of its own, independent of God.

No nation or individual is actually loving and worshiping God the way it should: all have sinned. Most spiritual leaders in our society, who should tell it to the face of the rulers, their evil, have failed to do so. All their works are outward appearances, which cannot restore a proper relationship with God, a filthy rag (Is. 64:6). Nations or individuals, which did not pursue a right relationship with God, have been given over to experience all kinds of evils.

We have all read or heard of many great nations or empires that had fallen because of evil and immoralities that pervaded such nation. Individual deceives his neighbor and government deceives their people; rulers do not speak the truth, deceit is all embedded in the order of the day under various names and law. Moral and spiritual guiding laws have been replaced with immoral and abominable amendments. Filthy, unclean and indecent gay and homosexual movement, an abomination to our God has become an issue of sympathy to the government and spiritual leaders to lead many to a damnable sin. Issue of national interest that ought to benefit people has become a thing of professional personal interest and gains (Jude 11).

Nigeria, which has the lowest earn per capital income in the world pays the highest salary to their legislators among all others in the world without really passing a bill that favors her people. USA citizens are at the mercy of the insurance companies, the press and the elites; the most advance country in the world, yet, her people pays the highest for medical bill: and hunger in the mist of bumper harvest.

Why are these things happening?

· Man has removed the fear of God from his activities

· Love for God and others is fading away

· Unfair judgment about sin – some sins are permissible while some remained to be

· Money game has taking over conscience – the highest bidder takes all, false balances, fraudulent practices and sabotage ravage the whole economy

· Government and rulers are no more representative of God among His people, but of self seeking – Future of a nation and her people is of less concern but what goes into their pocket

· Parents have spared the rod and the children are spoilt –posterity will be dominated by rotten children, then the abandoned saying will resurrect – “the fathers have eaten sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge” (Ezk.18:2b)

· Freedom and right without spiritual restrains causes lawlessness and immorality

· Humanity without godliness prompts ungodly movements.

Warning

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue is sin that grace may abound? Certainly not,…” (Rm. 6:1-2). Let our rulers, lawmakers, and law enforcement officers forsake their wicked ways and carrying out their responsibilities as God representative on earth. Parents to train their children in the way of the Lord: then, the Lord will heal the land and rid it of all damnable activities.

Yours In Christ
Lawrence B. Abitogun (Elder)
Lawrence Abitogun Christian Ministry
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