DIVINE MANDATE DEVOTIONAL: Self-discovery (Part I): RUN TO GOD.

Tuesday 24th, November 2020.
Text: Jeremiah 1:5.

Thank You Father!
Father, thank You!
Thank You!
My Lord, thank You Father!

At one point or the other, most of us wondered who we are and what our individual lives are. As a result of this curiosity, a lot of times, people find themselves in a state of confusion; where everything about their curiosity does not seem to yield any satisfying result, instead, things get blurrier and more difficult to get a grip of.

Can I give you a good news today if you are in such a situation? God can enlighten your eyes to help you discover who you are, and He is ready to do so.
Come with me as we glean wisdom from the word of God, so that every form of confusion as regards our identities can be illuminated.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah 1:5.
New International Version.
God came to Jeremiah to sound the voice of ordination that was upon his life to him. I imagine Jeremiah confused about what he was supposed to live for and give his life wholly to, just like a lot of people are today as regards who they are meant to be. So, on a particular day, the voice of God came for him and shone light upon the confusion he had. However, to Jeremiah, the amazing thing in that situation was the fact that God told him he was supposed to be a prophet to nations. How would that be possible, seeing that he was only a young man? His current circumstance and situation did not look like what God showed to him, consequently, he doubted what God said, the same way most of us doubted what God showed us about our lives.

However, his complaints meant little or nothing to God because as far as God was concerned, he was supposed to be a national prophet, and He was ready to enable and empower him irrespective of his current realities.
The solution to every confusion met in a bid to uncovering self-identity is found majorly in God. You must understand that a lot of identity-crises that we have all around us are problems that stemmed from the fact that people sought solutions from wrong places or things. In a bid to discovering who they really are, a lot of people have engaged in so many things that still did not give them the answers they actually need, they only wandered in wonder upon the terrain of self-discovery without any tangible result.

God is the One Who can give you an accurate revelation of who you are because He is Your Creator. Your parents, siblings, pastors, teachers, mentors, spiritual fathers cannot give you the revelation of who you are, it is God who can give it to you. Consequently, if you seek answers concerning your identity from wrong places or persons, I guarantee that, most likely, you would get the wrong answers, and most times, you would even end up in frustration and regrets.

Have I said you should not ask people to help you with the quest of your self-discovery? No. What I am saying in essence is that, God is the One Who has the whole of the file that talks about your life, so it is better to trust in Him and seek answers from Him than rely on men. Although, God sometimes reveals certain things to us through other men, this is fine, but it is better if we could relate with God directly and get answers from Him by ourselves, then whatever anyone sees for us concerning our lives would just be an addition. Do not trust in men for the discovery of who you are, if you do, a lot of times, you would end up in more confusion and frustration.
Even God prefers we relate with Him intimately for ourselves, so that He would personally instruct us in the right path.
As God’s children, it is a taboo for us to rely on men to hear from God for us, it is an abomination of the highest order.

If you are ready to really discover who you are, then look up to God for a timely discovery of yourself.
Your eyes are flooded with light! Amen!

Prayer point: my Father and Creator, I look up to You today for a discovery of who I am, I have wandered so much in futility over the years, in the fullness of Your mercy Lord, shine Your light upon every darkness of my life! Amen!

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DIVINE MANDATE DEVOTIONAL: A Tree by the Bank of River (II): HOW WELL ARE YOU PLANTED?

Sunday 22nd, November 2020.
Text: Psalm 1:1-6.

Glorious God!
Beautiful King!
Excellent God!
We bow before Your throne!
We worship at Your feet!
We bow before Your throne!
You are the glorious God!

I like you to patiently read through our anchor scripture before you take in today’s Bread of Life. I believe it would be very helpful for proper understanding.

And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, READY TO BRING FORTH ITS FRUIT IN ITS SEASON; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and EVERYTHING HE DOES SHALL PROSPER [and come to maturity].
Psalms 1:3.
Amplified Version (emphasis mine).
It is the will of God for your life to be filled with good fruits in every regard, and that you should prosper in everything that you do. So, if you have a desire for riches and wealth, it is not necessarily because you are carnal, you are only responding to the mandate of fruitfulness given to the human race from the beginning.
Another reason you should also bear good fruits in your life is because in bearing good fruits your Father in heaven is glorified, and prosperity (wholesome living) is the will of the Father for you (John 15:8).

There are so many Christians whose lives are a tangible reality of this statement: ‘EVERYTHING HE DOES SHALL PROSPER’. These are men who have an understanding of the things that a lot of people also have access to but have not yet accessed. They are men that live by an understanding of the will of God for them, and their lives are a beaming reflection of the glory that emanates from the ordinances and oracles of God. What I am saying in essence is that, prosperity (wholesome living) is a reality that can be attained by every one of us, but the fact that you are not walking in it does not mean it is not possible or available in the Kingdom.

Your fruitfulness in life is a function of how well you are established or planted by the streams of water (God), and the degree to which you are planted is the same degree to which you are nourished and flourished because your reality would be a consistent flow of resources from the stream (God) to you. There are men whose lives have been planted in God, they live by the economy of heaven, they are on earth, but live from heaven. This is the reason Jesus Christ said: And yet no one has ever gone up to heaven, but there is One Who has come down from heaven — the Son of Man [Himself], Who is (dwells, has His home) in heaven.
John 3:13.
Amplified Version.
Although, there are controversies about this verse, and a lot of Bible versions do not include the phrase ‘Who is in heaven’, but versions like KJV, NKJV, AMP, Darby’s Translation, DRC1752, ASV, and some other translations include it. NIV does not include it too, but has a note that reads: ‘Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven’.
I believe the inclusion of this phrase is very crucial. It communicates a depth of revelation of Christ to us as an Omnipresent Person, Who lived on the earth by the economy of heaven, and also shows how deeply connected He was with the Father. Spiritual truths are not necessarily apprehended by logic, but by an enablement of the Spirit. So, while Jesus Christ was walking the street of Galilee, He lived from heaven, this is why you would hear Him make statements like the one in this verse; So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn].
John 5:19.
Amplified Version.
There are men in our contemporary world today who have worked so much with God that they now live by the economy of heaven, people like that have become wonders on the earth, and even presidents of nations bow before them, such men are the voice of God here on earth and they represent God’s interest in Kingdom matters.

For you to live in fruitfulness on earth, you must be planted in Christ, and Christ in God (Colossians 3:3), and the degree to which you are planted is the same degree to which you would be fruitful.
Are you ready to live in fruitfulness? If you are ready, then seek the Lord with all your heart and walk in His will until you become so planted in Him that no force can pull you out of Him.
I declare you fruitful!
Join me as we take this prayer together:

Prayer point: Lord Jesus, I earnestly seek to be planted within You, suck me into You! Amen!

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DIVINE MANDATE DEVOTIONAL: Pursue the Source and Not the Resources.

Monday 23rd, November 2020.
Text: James 1:17, Psalm 1:1-6.

Who is like You?
Oh Lord, among all gods, who is like You?
You are glorious in holiness!
Fearful in praises!
Wonderful is Who You are!
You are glorious in Your ways!
Hallelujah to You!

Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God, the Creator of the heavenly lights, who does not change or cause darkness by turning.
James 1:17.
Good News Translation.
Just as I had emphasised in the last series that, as a believer fruitfulness is yours, and the degree to which you allow the outworkings of the righteousness of Christ flow from your life is the same degree to which you are planted within Christ, and this determines how fruitful you can become as far God is concerned in His scheme of things.

There is nothing good that you want to possess that is not in the custody of God, for every good and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, therefore, we should make God our Source, not like some people who go to the altar of darkness to receive things.
The Fallen Man is laden with needs, this is why even until a man dies and is buried there are needs that he/she meets or are met for him/her, it is the same reason an average man would go after the resources that would afford him/her the privilege to live on earth comfortably and even be in control of his/her environment. Due to the fact that we are creations of God, this pursuit of resources is not supposed to be done outside of God, but because of the fallen nature of man, man is prone to seeking the resources he/she needs outside of God, and it only takes the grace of God to pull such a man back from the path of destruction.
Summarily, our pursuit of resources should be done in God; that is, making God our Source.

Often times, people rather go after resources and leave the Source (God). Well, reasonably, this is a wrong approach to things in life because it rather makes more sense to pursue the source of a flow of resources than pursue the resources themselves, because someday the resources you had access to would become exhausted, and you would then have to look for the source you had ignored, and the problem with this is that you may not always find the source again due to different factors.

In this Kingdom where we belong to, our rising as stars is a function of how well we pursue the Source (God) of eternal life, because in Him lies every kind of good treasure you can ever think of, both mortal and immortal treasures. So we pursue Him because we love Him not because we want to access the things He could give to us. Believers are not supposed to be carnal people whose lives are majorly dominated by unruly desires and unquenchable thirst and hunger for fleshly possessions because as we look upon Him and behold His glory continuously we are changed into Him.
The ways of the natural and carnal men are such that they pursue someone or something because of self-gain, not necessarily motivated by love. This is a manifestation of the fallen or Adamic nature in man. As the people of God, in the course of our running after and pursuing Him because of our affection for Him and His purposes, in His generous nature, He begins to bless us with the treasures that even the heathen run and pant after.

However, these resources we have access to in God are supposed to be used as tools of Kingdom advancement, not for realisation of self-motivated agendas, purposes and ambitions, this is not the way of God’s government under the jurisdiction of His people here on the earth.
Until we learn to seek the Kingdom and pursue the agenda of God firstly, darkness would remain and prevail in our territories, and I am afraid that in our territories, our Kingdom-heritages may soon be forgotten.

As I conclude, I enjoin you to seek God with all your might and strength, never seek other things before God because we are supposed to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all other things will be added to us. Pray to God to renew your zeal for Him, so that you might pursue righteously and not in carnality.
God bless you!

Prayer points: I desire to know you more God, cause me to have an experiential knowledge of You! I consecrate and dedicate every resource that I am in possession of to You and Your Kingdom advancement in the Name of Jesus! Help me Lord! Amen!

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DIVINE MANDATE DEVOTIONAL: A Tree by the Bank of River (Part I): FRUITFULNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Saturday 21st, November 2020.
Text: Psalm 1:1-6.

Jehovah is Your Name!
Jehovah is Your Name!
Mighty Warrior!
Great in battle!
Jehovah is Your Name!

What we are going to briefly do in this series is to look intently upon the realities of the righteous for a while, as captured by the voice of God in our anchor scripture. The words in this chapter were uttered from the mouth of a man who travelled into the bowels of the Spirit to capture the voice of God as pertaining the realities that have been made available to those who operate in the economy of righteousness. As long as you maintain a posture of right standing with God, you are bound to come into an experience of fruitfulness, such that is ordained by God.

As believers, we are all supposed to be fruitful because fruitfulness is a major experience of our clan, this is the reason even after God created everything He wanted to create, He likewise put in them the ability for them to reproduce of their kinds because He already foresaw that there would not be any reason for Him to engage in another process of creation of the heavens and the earth.
He said to man after creating them: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Genesis 1:28.
King James Version.
The mandate that was given to man from the beginning also included fruitfulness, so it is a taboo for you as a child of God not to flourish and be fruitful while you watch unbelievers flourish, this is the madness The Preacher talked about in his account that, ‘he saw princes walking on their bare feet, while servants were on the back of horses’. It is a taboo really, but princes who do not know their heritages nor understand how to come into them would walk bare-footed for many years, and even receive sympathy from servants riding on their horses.

Everything creation would ever need to remain in existence in the will of the Father was created by the Father in the days of creation, this is the reason even man was told to be fruitful and replenish the earth. The word replenish is from the word plenish, meaning to refill, to renew, to supply again, or to add a fresh quantity to (Courtesy Wiktionary). God already loaded creation with its needs, man was only supposed to oversee this agenda of continuity on the earth as an earthly representative of God.

Let us see what our anchor scripture says before we round off for today; And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].
Psalms 1:3.
Amplified Version.
Our emphasis is on this verse, although, the reality of this verse is predicated on the previous verses, this is why we are talking about the righteous. Although as believers, we are righteous because of the righteousness of Christ, but the righteousness of Christ given to us by grace should have it outworkings in us via the lifestyles of holiness and godliness. This is why as a believer, although you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, but you would not be able to walk in the realities of these things if godliness is not your lifestyle. I hope you can see that the things talked against in verses one to two are actually works of the flesh? A lot of believers live in unholiness as their default lifestyles even though they are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. In this Kingdom, this is the reason there are princes who walk bare-footed and watch servants outside of the Kingdom ride on horses. This a thwarting of a divine order, and it is very pathetic.

May the Lord grant us insight!
I like you to bow your head as we pray.

Prayer point: Holy Ghost, I pray that You would open my eyes and cause me to see my heritages in the Kingdom, and also teach me how to lay claim to them! Amen!

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DIVINE MANDATE DEVOTIONAL: Refute the Lies of the Devil (II): KNOWING THE TRUTH.

Friday 20th, November 2020.
Text: John 8:30-32, 44.

All other gods, they are the works of men.
You are the Self-existing God.
The works of Your hands enough depict Your godliness.
Hallowed be Your Name in the highest! Amen!

Have you heard a whisper that you cannot finish well in that institution? Who told you that you will end up in regrets for accepting to be a Christian? Why have you accepted the deception of the devil that came through the voice of your bosom friend that you cannot make it in life without doing money rituals? Why have you subscribed to the voice of the devil that scamming people via the internet is the only way you can make it in life? Who told you that as a young boy or girl, until you engage in sexual intercourse you are not yet a mature person? If that is how maturity comes, why then do we have a lot of married persons who are far from what maturity is? What a deception! As a young man who is not married, let your virginity be very precious to you, and never accept unproven scientific statements like, ‘if you do not engage in sexual intercourse you would always have recurrent stomach ache’. This is a very funny and ridiculous statement to me, and as a doctor in making, I have not seen any proof of such statement in my little experience of learning, this statement has neither scientific nor medical backup. Beware of the devil’s subtle weapons of warfare against your life!

By the Spirit of God, I have come to understand the major reason this tool of the devil keeps thriving in the lives of people is the fact that people lack the knowledge and adequate understanding of what the truth is. To live in ignorance and falsehood is to live in darkness, and to live in darkness is to live in danger because one could stumble and fall, and even injure oneself.
This is the reason we have this account in the book of John 8:30-32 that; 30 Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him. 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
New International Version.
Notice that the Bible talks about the fact that those people put their faith in Jesus as He spoke. Until you learn to put your faith in Jesus and believe Him, you cannot know The Truth, because He Himself is The Truth (John 14:6). And as you continue to have an experiential knowledge of Jesus, there are dimensions of truth that would break open upon your spirit, and the end of this usually is that you would become free, and can even extend that freedom to others around you. When you have relationship and proper fellowship with Jesus, you would understand the reasons you should not continue to live in sexual immoralities, fear and anxiety, sorrow and bitterness, amongst other similar examples, and you need to ignore all the whispers of the devil to you because they are all deceptions.

Before you can be able to refute the lies of the devil in your life, like I said above, you must know The Truth; Jesus, and you cannot know Him without fellowshipping with Him. How do you now fellowship with Him?
The first thing you must do is to receive Him into your life as your Lord and Saviour, believe that He is the First Begotten of the Father, Who died for our sins on the cross, rose again from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven bodily (Romans 10:9-10). Forsake your past ways of life, and ask Him to come into your life today. Once you do this in faith, you have become a member of the clan of Christ.

The second thing is to fellowship with Him. This just means that, apart from the relationship you have with Him, you must also become intimate with Him, and to become intimate with Him, you must learn to look upon Him always in the place of prayer and communication with Him, study of His word, and sheer obedience to His instructions. These three things communicate to Jesus that you love Him, and as you do these continuously on a daily basis, you become a living witness of the truth that emanates from the heart of God, so it becomes very difficult for the devil to deceive you with his wiles.

As I conclude finally, I like to stress the importance of God’s word concerning this matter. Kindly read Romans 12:1-2.
You should understand that after you gave your life to Christ, your spirit was the only component of your being that was renewed, your body and soul remained the same, and this is why you must allow God work on you continuously. So, all those thoughts you used to have before you came to Christ would still be there after you gave your life to Christ, but as you renew your heart with the word of God, your thought-life would begin to come under the government of the Holy Ghost, so when the devil comes with his deception as he came to Jesus, there are words that would come from the depth of your spirit to overcome him always.

This is how to live victoriously over the deceptions of the devil always. Apply yourself to the things that God has spoken to you about in this short series, and you would begin to overcome every wile of the devil in your life.
You are a victor!

Prayer point: Lord Jesus, I come into an understanding of truth in You, and every deception of the devil that I had bought already begins to lose its grip over my life! Amen!

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DIVINE MANDATE DEVOTIONAL: Refute the Lies of the Devil (Part I): A CONTENTION FOR YOUR SOUL.

Thursday 19th, November 2020.
Text: John 8:44.

We give You all the glory!
We worship You our Lord!
You are worthy to be praised!

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
John 8:44.
King James Version.

There are so many people whose lives are being tossed to and fro by evil whispers from the devil to them, they gladly welcomed the lies of the devil into their lives, and have been living by them. But I like you to understand something about the devil that, he is a liar, and from the beginning he abode not in the truth because he has no truth in him, and to crown it all, he is the father of lie. I like you to understand that lying is the default mode of the devil, and when he lies, he only speaks his native language, which was the trick he used against Eve that led to the fall of man in Eden. It was the same tool that he used against Jesus during the forty days and forty nights fast that Jesus observed. All over the scriptures we see the devil wielding this same tool of deception against people, so that he would pull them away from the will of God. Actually, the ultimate aim of the devil is to stop and even destroy the ultimate aim of God, which is to bring all things in heaven and on earth under the lordship and government of the Christ in the fullness of time, such that as His will is done in heaven it would also be done on earth, and the eternal counsel of God shall be fulfilled.

I like you to understand that there is a contention for your soul, and ultimately for your life, between two kingdoms; the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil. This is why the Holy Ghost would come to whisper the will and agenda of God for your life into your ears, likewise the devil would come to whisper his evil counsels into your ears, thereby wanting to pull you through into darkness. There is a serious contention for your life, and the earlier you understand this the better it is for you at every level.

So, when you wake up in the middle of the night to do something tangible with your life, and you begin to sustain the thoughts of sexual immoralities, and suddenly begin to crave to see pornographic scenes or videos, you must be well aware that these are demonic whispers into your soul, and you must do yourself a great good by casting and rebuking such a spirit.
Your own could be that when some issues happen between you and another person, so as to cover your weakness, you just begin to have this strange urge to lie and dwell in deception. As a child of God, this is not who you are meant to be, this is a result of demonic whispers. There are demons assigned to make people lie, and once they can get a hold of your life, you would just find out that, you are spending lies like a currency. You may not even understand how it happens, but at this stage, the demons would have gone beyond just whispering to the person and would have become a stronghold in the life of such a person.

When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God in you would raise a standard against him when you allow Him. The devil walks the terrain of deception and falsehood on a perpetual continuum, so you must always be ready to guard against his wiles when he comes to pull you into the same terrain.
The devil goes around whispering things that are anti-scriptural into the ears of people. For some persons, he comes and whispers to them that they are about to die. He goes to a group of people again and tells them that they can never succeed in life. He visits another sets of persons and tells them that their marriages can never work no matter how much they try to make it work. He goes into the church and educates the souls of men that it is never the will of God for them to pray in tongues, they all accept it and are robbed of their blessings in God. The devil appears to a family and begins to minister to their souls that nobody can succeed in that family.
Unless an individual rises to consciously and strongly refute the lies of the devil over his or her life, such a person would remain a victim of satanic whispers. I show you a pathway to victory over the devil today, arise and walk in your victory.
May the Holy Ghost guard and guide your path! Amen!

Prayer point: in Jesus’ Name, I break every yoke of satanic vices upon my life! Amen!

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DIVINE MANDATE DEVOTIONAL: God can Heal Your Wounds (Part III): STRATEGIES FOR HEALING (b).

Wednesday 18th, November 2020.
Text: Psalms 147:3.

Great is Thy faithfulness.
Great is Thy faithfulness.
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All that I have needed Thy hands have provided.
Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me.

No matter what the situation of your life is, the wisdom of God can settle it in a glance without leaving any trace of it. The reason we must subscribe to the wisdom the Holy Ghost is about to share with us today is because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1 Corinthians 1:25.
King James Version.

There are people whom the effects of the wickedness that the people around them did against them have lingered for many years, and some of these people have even learnt how to live with them, having accepted their fate. They have lost hope of any recovery or lasting solution. But today, what the Holy Ghost seeks to do is to sound an alarm in your spirit and soul that the days of recovery and restoration are here for you, and you must respond towards this call in faith. No matter how dead those situations are, God can bring them back to life, this is why you must respond positively to the instructions of God, and such is what we discussed yesterday about forgiveness. No matter what those wounds are, God is ready to heal them.

By the wisdom of God, another thing I advise you to do is to steer clear of anything that would bring back to you the memory of those things that had happened to you. I understand quite well that there are some instances where you cannot by your own power totally avoid the triggers that would bring back those memories, but you should try as much as possible to prevent the ones you can prevent, but in such cases, conscious prayer concerning the triggers would really be needed.
Most times, the triggers would be thoughts of someone, or even seeing the person who hurt you. You must be very careful while relating with the person who caused you the pain initially (although you would have forgiven the person like we discussed already), watch out for the kind of relationship or fellowship you sustain with such a person, and be very careful to trust such a person again.

Another very important thing is that you must consciously work against every negative thought-pattern that has been built within you over the years, such as thoughts of death or suicide, revenge, regrets, and some other very harmful thoughts. You must also be very careful not to give room for depression through persistent and deep thoughts.
You work against all these by trying not to stay isolated. Try mingle with people who can help your situation, reject any seed of hatred against anyone that the devil would try to plant within you again. Isolation could make the wound of your soul become fresh again, no matter what stage of healing it is. So, you must make sure you are mostly in the midst of trusted people whom you can talk to and share your burdens with. Try not to always stay alone while deep in the thoughts of what caused the wound because this would serve as a trigger for those memories to flood your mind again.

Sometimes, you might need to specifically talk to a counselor for a complete healing because there are times that the words of encouragement that God desires that you hear for your wound to be completely healed might just have to come from a counselor. The counselor might be someone actually working as a counselor, or your pastor, intimate friend, parent(s), and so on. So, sometimes, your total liberation comes when you talk to someone as you are led by God’s Spirit.

The last dose of healing pill the Lord is giving us for the therapy of our souls includes both prayer and the word of God.
For you to stay healthy within your soul, the word of God must be a pill for divine health that you must consume on a daily basis. The word of God helps to purge your soul (Romans 12:2) of the consequences of the things that were done against you, and makes you live in peace with all men, the people who stabbed you in the back inclusive. The word of God gives you victory in the battle of the mind, the greatest victory you can ever have.
The other part is prayer. Prayer gives you victory apart from the victory of the mind, it helps push the tide of darkness out of your life and brings the finger of God at work in your life, such that it causes the edges of your wound to be brought together and bound, and in the end, even the scar of your wound might no longer be visible, this is what the power of prayer can do.

Conclusively, no matter how fresh or stale your wound is, there is a healing balm in the treasures of God that remains fresh always, Jesus yesterday, today and forevermore, and that balm can always heal and bind up your wound.
Present your wound to Him today, and let Him heal you completely.
You are healed!

Prayer points: by mercy, I am completely healed in the Name of Jesus! Oh God, I invoke Your finger upon my life, every consequence of my wound lingering within and outside of me is wiped off! Amen!

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DIVINE MANDATE DEVOTIONAL: God can Heal Your Wounds (Part II): STRATEGIES FOR HEALING (a).

Tuesday 17th, November 2020.
Text: Psalms 147:3.

The Great Healer, thank You for the healing taking place in my body, and soul! I am grateful for victory in the days of challenges! May Your Name alone be praised! Amen!

When you give the right space within your heart to God, He is able to heal your heart and bind your wounds. It is true that that brother jilted you, duped you and ran away with your money. Well, your saying that that former lady-friend of yours swindled you and took to her heels may be a reality and a truth, but there is a reality that is more substantial than all of these that can restore your lost properties, dignity and valuables, and it is a reality that is captured in the voice of God that says to you today that; He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].
Psalms 147:3.
Amplified Version.
No matter the amount of pain or sorrow you are experiencing now, I say to you that God can bind up your wounds, only that you just must allow Him the space He needs in your life.

When God steps into your situation and decides to heal up your wounds, one of the major things He would ask you to do is to forgive the person who offended and hurt you.
It is possible that the major reason you have not progressed beyond where you are today is because you have refused to forgive that: brother, sister, man, woman, your lecturer who sexually harassed you, your friend who deceived you into the hands of the guy who raped you, your husband whom you caught with another woman, your wife that you caught in a hotel lodge with another man, office member of staff who roped you into an offence in the office, and so on.
People will always offend each other, although unbelievers may always have cause not to forgive someone because they are natural men, but as a believer, you should always have cause to forgive someone because Jesus died so that you could be forgiven. You have enjoyed forgiveness over and over with Christ, so you know what forgiveness and unforgiveness mean. What manner of love is this, even while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us?
One of my very good and humorous pastors recently said that, ‘as Christians, we must always have our forgiveness box with us anywhere we go, such that if anybody offends us, we could always reach into the box to bring out a piece of forgiveness and hand it over to the person, showing that we have forgiven the person’. The statements sound amusing, but they really make sense.
If you want God to heal your wound(s), forgiving the people who offended you is an important thing God is asking of you, when you do so, you are already experiencing your healing.

No matter what the cause of your wound is, or what wound you have, it is high time you came boldly to the throne of grace, lay whatever burden you have at the feet of Jesus, and allow Christ work upon your life.
He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
Psalms 107:20.
New International Version.
Prayer: right now, I send the word of healing into your heart in the Name of Jesus, every longtime wound of the soul that you carry around, from today, the oil of healing is coming upon it!
For some persons, the devil specifically fired arrows of sorrow into their hearts, for as many that are in this category, I declare that such evil arrows are withdrawn from their hearts in the Name of Jesus! The spirit of sorrow ravaging your life loses its grip over your life today in the Name of Jesus! Every demon of death hanging around your life is cursed in the Name of Jesus, I declare you free today by the power of God! Your fortune is restored! Your lost dignity is restored because the spirit of honour is taking over your life! Amen!
You are free and free indeed, and the joy of the Lord is your portion! Amen!

God bless you!

Prayer points: I release everyone that I have held up within the space of my soul against one thing or the other that was done to hurt me! I forgive everyone who hurt my emotions and caused emotional turbulence within me! And my wounds are healing up right now! So help me God! Amen!

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DIVINE MANDATE DEVOTIONAL: God can Heal Your Wounds (Part I): THE BRUISED AND BATTERED.

Monday 16th, November 2020.
Text: Psalms 147:3.

God is good, He is gracious and kind! He remains faithful even when our own faithfulness is nothing to write home about. Father, we express our hearts of gratitude to You this day! Oh King and Lord of Zion, we worship You, receive our praises! Amen!

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].
Psalms 147:3.
Amplified Version.

There are a lot of humans walking around with scarred hearts, as results of the cruel acts of people whom they had trusted so much but eventually stabbed them in the back. There are so many people today who walk about with bruised and battered souls because they gave their souls out to wicked men and women. There are people who walk around today and prefer dying to living, they are always conceiving the thoughts of suicide anytime they are alone or in a solitary place.
If you are in these shoes today, the first thing I want you to be well aware of is the fact that, you have given your soul to the devil so much that he could begin to suggest suicide to you, and you are even contemplating it. You have almost lost the battle of the mind to the devil, your mind is your greatest battlefield, and any battle you cannot win in your mind you most likely cannot win in reality, you must win on your inside before you can win on the outside.

One thing that is very important we all must learn is the ability for us to live beyond our past, our past should be nothing more than what it is, which is simply the past. No doubt about the fact that you can always learn from your past, but once it is becoming a source of hindrance to your tomorrow, then something is wrong somewhere that you are probably not aware of, and that really needs to be urgently attended to.

However, the good news that I have come to announce to you by the grace of God is that, the Lord does heal the brokenhearted, and He further binds up their wounds as long as they are ready to present their unhealed wounds to Him, no matter how fresh they are or look.

A broken-hearted person is someone who experienced a wreck, crush, rupture, shattering, tearing or destruction that is mostly caused by another person who violated the claims of a fellowship or relationship. This mostly causes any or combination of the following: a deep emotional imbalance, persistent dwelling in sorrow, persistent feeling of regrets which could jeopardise the person’s level of concentration, deep cravings for self-isolation, difficulty in relating with people and trusting them, unforgiveness, profound anger and desire for retaliation or revenge, a lot of times too, it leads to suicide.

If you know you are still experiencing any of the things written above as a consequence of what someone somewhere did to you sometimes back, or what you are experiencing is not even part of the things listed above, but as long it is a consequence of what someone did to you, then you must seek help, and the Lord is ready to help you through His word.
Some persons are even living in self-denial, with a false belief that they are not hurt or wounded, or they have forgotten about their pasts and moved beyond them, but their current situations say otherwise. If you are in these shoes, I implore you to bring an end to self-deception and reach out for help before it becomes too late.

The Lord is ready to help you come out of those things, no matter how much you have been hurt, only if you are willing and obedient. You shall surely come out of them.
Are you ready? If you are, bow your head as we take the prayer below together with the whole of our hearts.

Prayer point: Lord Jesus, cause Your healing balm to flow from Your throne into my heart! Amen!

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DIVINE MANDATE DEVOTIONAL: Mount Zion, the Joy of the Whole Earth (Part II): THE LORD SHOULD BE HIGHLY EXALTED IN ZION.

Saturday 14th, November 2020.
Text: Psalms 48:1-3.

What a mighty God we serve!
What a marvelous Father we have!
What a glorious King we revere!
His reigns are beyond the ends of the earth!
We adore and glorify Your Name alone!
Hallelujah!

The Lord is great and is to be highly praised in the city of our God, on his sacred hill. Zion, the mountain of God, is high and beautiful; the city of the great king brings joy to all the world. God has shown that there is safety with him inside the fortresses of the city.
Psalms 48:1-3.
Good News Translation.
Our anchor scripture begins by saying that; ‘the Lord is great and is to be highly praised in the city of our God’, this is the first thing that must be very significant and prominent about Zion. For Zion to be able to fulfill its destiny as it has been designated, then the Lord must be great and highly exalted in the midst of it. If there is anything that is great in Zion at all, it must be the Lord, whatever that is so great and greater than the Lord in the midst of Zion would only jeopardise the destiny of Zion and rob it of its inherent glory.

By divine designation, Zion is glorious and beautiful because it is an extension of the glory and the life of its King. Notice that the Bible says that ‘Zion is high’, this is a very deep statement and a very profound reality of Zion. Notice also that the height of Zion or how high Zion could become is not mentioned here, so by the Spirit of revelation, I got to understand that the reason is because there is no limitation to how high Zion can become.
The interpretation and implication of the height of Zion is that, the higher Zion becomes, the more prominent it becomes for people to see its glory and capacity to offer refuge and run towards it.
This is why the Bible says; In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.”
Isaiah 2:2-3.
New International Version.
The reason people would run towards it is because it is a place of refuge and succour. It is the prominence, glory and beauty of Zion that would draw men to Zion, but no matter how high Zion is, the King of Zion must be the highest in the midst of it. This is how the destiny of Zion can become a tangible reality.

There are churches that denominational doctrines are exalted above the Lord of Zion, and any doctrine that is exalted above the Lord of Zion is not an accurate doctrine, most likely, it would even be a doctrine of the devil. There are some churches that spiritual giftings are the things elevated above the King of Zion, for some it is money and wealth, such assemblies cannot last in the will of God. Whatever it is that is exalted above the King of Zion is not consistent with the will of the King, and consequently would rob Zion of the realities of its destiny.

Zion is supposed to serve as a source of joy to the whole of the earth. Darkness has ravaged the systems of the earth so much that deliverers just have to come from somewhere before the final and eternal deliverance comes for creation as it were. All the glory to the King of Zion Who has raised Zion as a source of deliverance, therefore, the deliverances and solutions that the world needs to be a better and more glorious place can come majorly from Zion because it is part of the destiny of Zion for saviours to come out of it and judge the mountains of Esau.
Then saviors shall come to Mount Zion To judge the mountains of Esau, And the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.
Obadiah 21.
New King James Version.

Zion is supposed to be a source of global joy, and if its King is highly exalted in the midst of it, then the destiny of Zion upon the earth shall be realised fully.
Shalom!

Prayer points: Lord Jesus, raise more men from Zion in this our generation for the fulfilment of Your agenda upon the earth! Cause the mountains of Esau to be judged across territories of the earth! Amen!

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