Monday, 31 December 2012


I attended the Grace Covenant Church's Intercessory Meeting last night. We started off with Pastor Sam opening the meeting with a prayer calling on the Holy Spirit to give us fresh revelation for the New Year. There were many who prayed for the normal intentions but bang in the middle of the supplications the Holy Spirit spoke up through Pastor 'D' and boy-oh-boy, was it a powerful message!
He began expounding on the following scripture:
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. Matt.11:12
The church was meant to be powerful on earth, warding off every attack from satan's kingdom. We were meant to be God's military on earth with mighty weapons such as The WORD OF GOD, WORD OF OUR TESTIMONY (Power in JESUS' NAME) and THE BLOOD OF JESUS. The church has instead backslidden and has been rendered powerless
20 For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power – 1 Cor 4:20
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Matt. 6:10
We were to establish the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth but are far from it. We've allowed God's church on earth to be steamrolled by the powers of darkness!
We may be humans but we're called to declare 'a spiritual war'!
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh – 2 Cor 10:3, 4
The Bible prophesies that Elijah will come again before the second coming of Christ. It has been revealed to Men of God that the return of Elijah will be a 'special manifestation' of the Holy Spirit when the 'end-time church' will be involved in spiritual warfare just as Elijah had stood against Jezebel, the high priestess of satan in the Old Testament.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death Rev 12:11
It is clear from the above scripture that eventually, the 'end time church' will prevail against evil even if they have to lay down their lives doing it! But this realisation must come upon the people of God now so that they start moving in the right dimension! Our prayers must 'BIND' and 'LOSE' as per the need, by the power invested by Jesus in us!
By the time the meeting ended, it was clear that the Holy Spirit wanted a 'praying church' in 2013, not afraid to use all the spiritual weapons against satan's kingdom. THERE IS MIGHTY POWER IN INTERCESSORY PRAYERS!
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places – Eph. 6:12

(Please do pass on this message to other churches so that we can stand united in this 'spiritual war'!)

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