Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Personal Assistant

At times GOD will speak to me in words taken out of a certain scripture in His word. He will simply say a word that clearly leads me to a certain scripture. Nonetheless, He will not explain it as such, which leads me to simply release the scripture in itself without adding or subtracting anything. Now, what I talk about today is one such word.



One of the things that operating in the office of the Prophet has taught me is that sometimes the things that happen to me are in essence happening to or about to happen to someone else or to the entire body of Christ. In the same breath, even if a word that GOD gives me applies to me, it may also apply to someone else or be a corporate word. Now, sometimes I will be quick to pass it off as a corporate word and release it as such and that was the case recently.


Early one morning, GOD spoke and told me ‘Job well done’. Well, being one who always drives myself hard...I did not think that word was for me. In fact, I did not feel that I had done anything to elicit such approval from GOD! Consequently, I released it as a corporate word. Now, shortly after that, He spoke again in the words, ‘Hephzibah Beulah’. I still did not get it so I again released the scripture as a corporate word.



“No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, [Hephzibah means my delight is in her.] and your land Beulah; [Beulah means married.] for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married” (Isaiah 62:4).


Now, He did not stop there. A few days after that, I met a woman that I had never met before. When I introduced myself to her as Zion she immediately said, ‘BEULAH’ and added that GOD is delighted in me. Even though I later found out that Beulah means married, GOD had made her interpret it as such so that He would communicate to me. Therefore, I finally knew that GOD had been communicating to me as an individual all along though again I wondered how I had managed to please Him...


“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty” (Zechariah 4:6).


Nevertheless, I remembered that I have made the Holy Spirit my personal assistant. He is the one who helps me in all that I do. To be honest with you, I find most of the ministry opportunities that come my way so daunting that I constantly turn to Him for help. In other words, there is absolutely no way that I would do what I do and please GOD along the way if it were not for the Holy Spirit.


While, in the system of the world a personal assistant is lower than his or her superior is, I refer to my Personal Assistant as my Boss. He helps me with those things that I think that I do very well but also with those that I do not do well at all. He steers me from the paths I have come to see as obvious to new paths untraveled before. In fact, sometimes, I do not even add a dot to the book I am writing at the time or even prophesy to anyone but do something totally out of my daily activities and when He looks down, GOD is pleased with me. This is amazing.


Now, recently GOD led me to the book of Zechariah, which is one of those books that reminds me of only one scripture Zechariah 4:6. In other words, whenever I think about it or I am referred to it I remember that it is not by my might and that I need to lean more to the Spirit of GOD and make Him my Personal Assistant.



Today, I wonder if you have also made the Holy Spirit your Personal Assistant...and if GOD would be delighted in you if He looked down. You see, when you allow Him to steer you GOD looks down on the ninety nine percent that He has done and the one percent that you have done and expresses His delight in you!




Dear GOD, forgive me for being too hard on myself and missing out on your thumbs up. Heavenly Father, I thank you for appreciating me yet it is by your grace that I do what I do. Holy Spirit, I thank you so much for being my Personal Assistant. I also ask you to help me with all my assignments.


Father of grace, give me the grace to lose the fear that comes with most of my assignments. I ask you to give me the grace to remember and be secure in the fact that it is not by might nor by power but by your Spirit. In JESUS’ name, I have prayed, amen.


Monday, 26 January 2015

'The True Shepherd's Path'

Praise GOD,

If you follow the link below, you will be able to listen to 'The True Shepherd's Path'. It is one of the poems from my book called, 'The Bridge'.


Thank you,


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Deep Things Revealed in A 'Simple' Way

I honestly do not know if other writers find difficulty capturing the depth of certain matters as I do... Some of those matters are experiences that drained me so much that I was surprised to find that I was still breathing the next second.


Last year, 2014, was a challenge to me. It was, to date, the height of satanic attacks upon my life. The Spirit of GOD revealed so much that the devil had used and was using against me ‘behind closed doors’. Nonetheless, as with all the other times that the devil attacks me, I learned so much but I was also tried so much.


“...it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs” (1Corinthians 13:5).


I was tried in the area of love, which includes all those things such as forgiveness and keeping no record of wrongs. Honoring and respecting ‘authority’, regardless of what he or she has done to you, was also top on the list. However, the greatest test was being aware that GOD exists and loves me regardless of what is happening to me at the time and I am glad to say that I passed that test by the grace of GOD.


Now, what I was going through and how much ground GOD and I had covered at some point was so deep that I remember talking to GOD and asking Him (wondering), ‘how am I ever going to be able to capture all this, LORD? GOD, this is so intense but it also has so many ‘scenes’. How will I ever testify about this? What will I say?’ Well, I must say that it did not take GOD long to respond to all my fears.


Turning the ‘last page of the book’ of those challenges, I met a friend who had just had a similar experience to mine. Before long, she asked me write her a poem about the faithfulness of GOD – that was how GOD addressed my fears about capturing the intensity of that trial. As I prayed about what I should write, the Holy Spirit reminded me about that experience. He brought back the emotions I had felt then and a poem (Right There by Zion H. Mukisa) was birthed.


‘Right There’ is short even though I have written bigger books and longer poems. Subsequently, it amazes me how GOD took such an intense and trying experience and summarized it in a very short poem – He took the deep things and revealed them in a very simple way to me but not too simple to GOD. By the way, I am not saying that I will not write a book about that time when and if GOD tells me to but what I am saying is that He used just a few words to share an extremely intense experience.


This poem has taught me that nothing is that simple in the eyes of GOD. In fact, even the tiniest dot in any language is important to Him and that He will use it for His glory.


The beauty of this poem is that GOD used only a few words, lines if you may, to talk about His faithfulness and to comfort someone out there by saying that He is right there with you.



Dear GOD, sometimes I face trials that leave me gasping for breath. I know that you allow them to happen and that you use them to teach me something. However, when I look at the enormity of those challenges, I shy away at how I will ever be able to capture the intensity. Please forgive me. LORD, I now know that you are more than able to take the most intense situation and express it in a way that man considers simple but is not as simple to you. Thank you for doing so for me. In JESUS’ name, I have prayed, amen.





Friday, 16 January 2015

Bit by Bit Until The Puzzle Is Complete

Has GOD ever given you a series of activities or ‘words’, one after another, over a certain period only to give you the complete message later? Well, this is one of those rare moments. Sometimes, GOD gives me a word and asks me to release it, then another and still asks me to release it, does the same for the rest of them until the puzzle is complete! At times, He deals with me like that – He slowly releases the pieces of the puzzle bit by bit until it is done...until He ‘completes His statement’ and ‘places’ the complete word.


Well, it started with ‘Betrayal in The City’ followed by ‘Betrayal Again’ then it was followed by ‘He Will Vindicate You’ (about a false witness) all on zionmukisa.blogspot.com. Well, after every word, I would think ‘that was it’ and that GOD was done with that one but I was wrong! Okay, now, a few days back one of my sisters told me that she found a human skull in her compound, obviously put there by someone evil...


After that, two days ago, I saw someone pull out a reed out of a ‘growth’ or ‘cluster’ of reeds growing right outside an office. What a strange location. Even if, I visit this office every day I had never seen this ‘growth’ before – I had never realized that there were reeds growing in a place that was not a swamp! As this man pulled out one reed, it looked like those canes that teachers in our primary and secondary schools used to cane us with and that he was getting ready to cane someone...I briefly wondered about that as well as at the setting of those reeds in an otherwise office setting but I still did not ‘get it’...



Seemingly by accident, yet I had asked GOD what I should read, He led me to Matthew 26 and then continued on to Matthew 27 and that is when I finally got it!


You see, when Christ said that if one is to follow Him he must take his cross and follow Him, He meant that we would have to go through what He went through. He gave me His word about this message piece by piece so that I would finally get the full picture even the entire word!


“... And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head” (Matthew 27:30). From the King James Version (KJV) Red Letter Bible.


JESUS’ very own people, who had earlier laid their clothes on the ground so that He could ride on them, denied Him. False witnesses rose up against Him and then the soldiers beat Him with the reed they had mocked Him with as His king’s staff and then He was handed over to be crucified. Yes, for a moment there, they seemed to have won. However, His death and resurrection glorified GOD.


“...and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again” (Matthew 27:30). From the Ages Digital Bible.


Now, while some Bibles call it a staff others call it a reed. This means that the two carry the same meaning. The staff is a sign of authority or leadership that a king or shepherd is supposed to have. Moses had it and king Xerxes had one, which he raised and bade Esther to approach him (please don’t let me go there now). The soldiers mocked the King of the Jews with His King’s staff (a reed) unknowingly carrying out a prophetic act. You see, the reed symbolized His calling but also that it was JESUS’ calling that they used to mock Him. He had been called to save and it was what they used to ‘beat’ Him with. Another version says that the soldiers took the reed and struck Him again and again...




Now, you have been through all Christ went through. You have been ‘persecuted’ by those closest to you and, in some instances, faced situations of persecution like troubled marriages, addictions, poverty to mention but a few. To add salt to the wound, false witnesses have unashamedly stood against you and you have had to face human judgment.


The ‘soldiers’ your own people handed you over to have mocked you – they took that ‘reed’ (your calling) and beat you with it. Your own calling has been the cause of your persecution. Your own people (the ‘chief priests’, the ‘elders’ and the ‘Jews’) who we may call your fellow Christian brothers and sisters (born-again Christians) have used your calling against you – they have taken it and struck you again and again. In other words, your calling has been the major source of your persecution – many renowned servants of GOD have used it against you a number of times.


In addition to all of this, you have had to carry a heavy cross and led to your ‘prison’ called the ‘place of the skull’ where you have been ‘crucified’. You have been left alone on that ‘cross’ and faced your ‘death’ alone. Nonetheless, GOD says it is over – you have RESURRECTED. It does not matter what kind of persecution you have been through – your resurrection is here.


Some Of The Holy People


“The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people” (Matthew 27:52-53).


The interesting thing is that as you resurrect, even some of the holy people who ‘died before you’ will resurrect. Your resurrection from that ‘death’ will help others get out of the tombs of all sorts of spiritual and physical conditions they had to endure.


All Christians Facing Persecution


“ ...Today...and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel” (1Samuel 17:46).


I now feel the Spirit of GOD saying that this also applies to Christians who have faced persecuted all over the world. Take heart your resurrection has come. GOD is going to reveal Himself, in your situation, as He has never done before and it will be said that, ‘there is indeed a GOD IN ISRAEL’.


Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Prophecy)


I posted an article on one of the pages I manage on facebook (Born-Again Woman...CLEARED TO GO) but I did not think that what I posted there would apply here. In that post, GOD said that He was going to restore women who felt unworthy and then pour out His Spirit of prophecy on them. He also said that what they were going to do for Him (break the alabaster box and bathe His feet in expensive perfume) would be mentioned everywhere that the gospel would be preached. Well, He says the same to you today. GOD says that He will give you more of His Spirit after your resurrection. I see an upper room in my mind...you will go deeper in Him and you will preach His word and do all that He created you for. He will anoint you more and take your ministry to another level.  


Those who betrayed you will also realize what they did and be filled with remorse and will carry out an action to prove this just like Judas did.




Dear GOD, I now know that all that I had to go through was for a purpose – your name had to be glorified. I thank you, LORD, that I had to endure all that I endured so that someone else would receive his or her resurrection. I now reach forward for my own resurrection even as I thank you for your Holy Spirit who is available to me now. I thank you for the spiritual and physical elevation you have give me already but also that that you are about to give me. I pray that you continue glorifying yourself through me using my situations to bring healing and resurrection to your holy people and holy nation. In JESUS' name, I have prayed, amen.


Wednesday, 14 January 2015


I promised GOD that I would testify about this...so listen...


Yesterday, I had a piercing headache...I do not know what time it made its loud entrance into my life but suddenly, there it was! I prayed about it to no avail so I braved it, determined to work, and somehow made it through the day...


However, some time during the day I remembered a dream I had had the previous day after a very ‘earth shaking prayer watch’ with GOD. In that dream, someone I have come to recognize as my biggest enemy held one of my hair clips, which is in form of a flower, in her hands. Nonetheless, it broke in her hands as she was trying to place it in my hair...I honestly do not remember cancelling that dream (or maybe I did make a halfhearted effort at canceling) and I believe it was the source of the headache. When I remembered that dream, at around 6PM yesterday, I engaged in spiritual warfare. Now, thinking that I needed to swallow some medicine, I sent someone to buy me painkillers but she returned without them – it was divine. You see, GOD wanted me to know, without a doubt, that the headache was not a health issue but a spiritual one.


“`Wash and be cleansed’?” So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy” (2Kings 5:14).


Knowing who my enemy is and that she is Satan’s authorized master agent but also operates from a high level of satanic power made my battle a very hard one – I knew what I had to deal with. Nonetheless, this battle had to be won! Consequently, I worshipped GOD before, during, and after my shower that I decided to do the ‘Naaman way’ (from head to toe). I stood under a cold shower and prayerfully had my evening bath while engaging in warfare. By the time I was through with my shower the headache had subsided but not disappeared completely. Therefore, I continued with my prayers as I prepared for my bedtime and by the time I went to bed the headache was faint but still present. I am glad that my night was peaceful and uneventful and by the time I woke up in the morning the headache was slowly fading away but still there. Subsequently, I made it to my ‘workstation’ and began my day.


Now, as is my usual practice, this morning I stepped away from my desk and made my way to my prayer slope (Muzindalo close) that I once told you about. On the way there, I got a revelation that GOD IS BIGGER THAN MY ENEMY and that He is in fact bigger than Satan and his dark kingdom put together...close at the heels was another revelation that GOD is bigger than that headache as well – my steps quickened to Muzindalo close!


I must tell you that that changed my time of prayer completely. I began to thank GOD for my healing instead of asking Him to heal me. I believe that as I basked in the revelation of a BIG GOD, the headache found its way out!


It is unfortunate that we, sometimes, look at the vastness of our enemy and of his or her ‘weapons of warfare’ forgetting that GOD is bigger than all that put together!


“What [Or Who] are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’” (Zechariah 4:7).


Therefore, even if I had promised GOD that I would share my testimony of healing with you I also wanted to share the revelation that GOD IS BIGGER than whatever it is that magnifies itself before you – He is bigger than that mountain before you! If you get the revelation that GOD is bigger than whatever it is you are facing, the battle is won already!




Dear GOD, forgive me for sometimes seeing the enemy as powerful yet you are more powerful than he and his kingdom put together. Heavenly Father, I also recognize the fact that you are indeed more powerful than any disease or negative situation. Therefore, I now choose to bask in your power and protection but also in the revelation that you are indeed bigger than all of this. In JESUS’ name, I have prayed, amen.


Prophetic Word


“Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage” (2Kings 5:12).


Just as I was inserting the relevant scripture above, GOD spoke and said that someone reading this will be asked to do something beneath him or her and he or she will hesitate to do so. Nevertheless, GOD says that you should hearken to the voice of the Prophet because therein lies your healing.


GOD also says that, just like Naaman, the Prophet will reject your efforts at ‘appreciating’ him – keep your money. This will be the sign that GOD spoke.


Friday, 9 January 2015

Just A Word


I will forever be amazed at the ways of GOD.


Sometimes He speaks in just one word and then backs it up with scripture. Now, that word may be somewhere, seemingly lost, in that scripture and I do not always purport to understand the word spoken by the mouth of GOD or the attached scripture in its entirety but when He says ‘RELEASE’, that is exactly what I do. In fact, sometimes, I can hardly hold myself still from extracting that single word and leaving out the rest of the scripture...but because He said it...I stand still and do His will ‘to the letter’.

“Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it...” (Deuteronomy 4:2). 

Now, that scripture may be the ruling scripture for someone’s next sermon or it could mean so many things including an answer to a diversity of needs and concerns. Yes, it may be a Rhema word for a vast majority of His people most of which I will never meet...


What I am saying is that I may never grasp the reason for which the word has been released or perceive its specific impact...It is without a doubt that I may never be able to get the entire revelation of it and I may never need to unless I must. However, as a servant of GOD all I need to do is to stand in my place. I must be where GOD expects me to be, be the vessel that He has called me to be and release whatever word and scripture He puts on my mind. I must be ready to do all that He expects me to do in addition to all ‘this’ and to do it in a way that He expects me to without adding or subtracting a single dot. I must please my Master in all ways by His grace.


Thursday, 8 January 2015

...He Referred To It As 'Relying On The Whims Of GOD'

Money and I have an interesting ‘relationship’. Although I am aware that money is needed to get certain things done, I am more aware of the fact that GOD can get things done that money cannot! I also know that GOD can do those things that money can do without Him using money...I hope that did not confuse you.

I live a very simple life. In fact, I do not have as much money as I used to have but I am more peaceful, more relaxed and happier than I used to be. You see, I have learned and I am still learning to trust GOD with everything in me. I have learned to wait on Him for what I think I need but also for what I want. I have learned to tell Him that, ‘I know you can give me the money for that but I also know that you can choose to give it to me or do it without the money, so, choose which way you shall do it or give it to me...’

“No-one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money” (Matthew 6:24).

Many people see that as ‘simplistic’ but that is okay. You see, I know that my GOD is bigger than all the money in the world and I have learned to be careful not to serve money but GOD. Yes, I often write about money, refer to it in my articles and in my books but also preach about it. This is because I promised GOD that I would talk to people about Spiritual financial maturity. Secondly, I do not want money to take the place of GOD – I want to serve GOD not serve money. One of the ways in which we serve money instead of serving GOD is putting it in the place of GOD...when instead of asking GOD to solve our problems, we think of money first as the solution to everything.

It is very easy for us to look at the money we have in the Bank and replace it with GOD. How do we do this? We do this by simply looking to money, as the first and only resort, to fixing our problems. The moment a problem occurs, we ask, ‘how much will it cost to have it fixed?’ instead of going to GOD for a solution. In the same way, our thinking has been so defiled that in case we need something, we immediately think of ‘getting it on credit’, or acquiring a loan or a mortgage from the Bank of our fancy. We must get into the habit of going to GOD concerning every single detail of our lives regardless of how much money is our pockets.

Let me tell you about a financial manager that I had the opportunity of talking to one time. As I heard him talk, it was evident that money was the basis of his operations and, of course, I cannot hold this against him given his training and occupation. Well, as we chatted I gently introduced GOD into the equation but did not get much support from him. You see, he looked at and referred to GOD’S ways, even financial methods, as ‘the whims of GOD’. He said that we cannot depend on the whims of GOD to run the economy or to run our lives...I smiled.

So many times, I come across people who think this way. They push all their weight and finances behind the obstacles they find in life. Sometimes, it is to do with education (passing a certain paper or examination) or with a financial project, a health issue...the list is endless.

When I gently introduce the ‘GOD idea’ to people in response to a certain problem they are facing at the time, they ‘shut me out’ – they switch off and, again, I smile to myself! You see, I think I was once like them. Once upon a time, long ago in my life, I used to put so much confidence in money, good looks, worldly wisdom, doctors or medical reports among other things. I never used to ask GOD about projects I was thinking of taking on or about spending on certain things...I would not even ask Him what I should spend my money on. However, GOD changed my mentality when He started on me. He made me realize that HE IS. GOD made me realize that He is bigger and more able to handle our life and our problems more than all those ‘things’ we put our confidence in.

Having no money as opposed to my former life of being able to get through the next month comfortably until my next paycheck has been and still is part of my training. It is a lesson in humility but also in trusting Jehovah Jireh, my Provider. When the money stopped ‘flowing in’, GOD began to transform my thinking from money to His ability to provide. He made me realize that His kingdom is more important than any need that I may have.

GOD changed me so much that one day, I was surprised to realize that my first option when I received money was ministry instead of my personal needs. You see, even if I do want my basic needs to be met my first priority is kingdom business – I became selfless. Ministry became the more urgent need than all those other things I once considered important and urgent. In fact, my thinking changed so much that I began prioritizing. I automatically started giving ministry first priority than a new pair of shoes or a new handbag. I matured in terms of my outlook concerning finances. Sometimes, I think that GOD waits a while before He puts money in our hands. He waits so that He can be certain that He can trust us to use the money He puts into our hands for more important business like winning souls for His kingdom than investing it in the next moneymaking venture.

My financial life changed so much that, there were times, when GOD would enable me to carry out a certain financial project with a laughable amount of financial capital. GOD showed me that He is the GOD who will look after His purposes to accomplish them with little or no financial capital. In fact, one time GOD started a business for a woman I was acquainted with at the time by bringing someone into her life who gave her all the pharmaceutical products she needed to start her off in a business of supplying medicine to hospitals and pharmacies. She who did not have the financial capital was suddenly a business owner of worth much more money than she could have been able to use as capital!

Consequently, my aim today is to encourage you to involve GOD in everything. I want you to make Him your ‘first call’ when a need arises. I encourage you not to think of all the money on your bank account but about GOD’S ability to provide. You need not rush into investing in a project because you have the money but only because GOD said so. You should also be in a position to ask GOD, ‘should l do this?’ instead of going ahead with something because you see it as an opportunity to be exalted financially or otherwise.

In reference to all the above, I do not know what puzzle you are trying to solve but I want you to know is that GOD is able to carry you from one place to the next without any money just as He is able to meet your needs without money. GOD is also able to heal you using medicine but He is also able to heal you if you do not have the money you need to buy that medicine! GOD is able to get you that car or house without you getting a loan or taking out a mortgage. HE IS GOD.

I also want you to know that GOD can give you all the money that you need and even give you more than you need but you must trust Him enough to hand over all the aspects of your life to Him.

Of course, this is not only about money but also about GOD’S ability to take care of any concern. For instance, GOD is the Jehovah Rophe – He is our healer. He is able to heal all kinds of ailments from a slight headache to HIV or the most dangerous cancer or condition. Yes, sometimes, people who believe GOD to heal them end up dying but that does not make GOD any less of a Healer...try Him.

I cannot promise you that it will be easy but I can promise you that if you practice it every day, it will become easier for you to do it without restraint. Involve GOD in every little detail of your life, by praying about everything or by simply asking Him what He thinks about ‘it’. It will become so much a part of your life that when others refer to it as ‘relying on the whims of GOD’, you will smile to yourself and pity them for not enjoying GOD being GOD in their lives.


Heavenly Father, I confess that there are certain areas of my life that I have excluded you from unknowingly. Please forgive me. I now ask you to take charge of all areas of my life. I ask you to give me the grace to make you my ‘first call’ in everything. I ask you to take my eyes off my finances, my wisdom, and ability to ‘take care of business’ and fix them on your strength and ability to handle any situation. I pray that I will be so focused on you that when someone refers to this as ‘relying on the whims of GOD’, I can settle back into your arms and smile to myself. In JESUS’ name, I have prayed, amen.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare

Taken from first edition of ‘Prayer’ (page 45)  by Zion H. Mukisa


Prayer enables us to solicit for GOD’s protection against the enemy. In times of danger when we are under attack by physical and spiritual beings, our inclination to pray comes from knowing that GOD is supreme and that He is our banner. When we are attacked, our first reaction is to fight back, therefore, spiritual warfare may be described as a spiritual fight against the enemy.


Here below is an insight into spiritual warfare.


“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete” (2Corinthians 10:3-6).


Just as there are many definitions of spiritual warfare, so are there many physical and spiritual displays of attacks that come against us. However, even if we are of the flesh and are assailed by all types of spiritual and physical enemies we do not war in the flesh. In other words, we do not take up arms and go to war. Still in the same breath, we do not carry out warfare through physical displays of wrath and revenge but against imaginations.


An imagination can be defined as a thought that may not necessarily be the truth. It usually takes more than one individual to be at war and since the source of most problems lies in people’s imaginations so does the reaction to the problem. Most times the perceived problem is not as bad as we imagine. In short, our warfare shouldn’t be against the person or targeted at them but at their mindset or even against our own. Consequently, we should not fight physical battles with people by abusing them, or hitting them but against principalities and powers in high places.


Given that it is with the mind that we believe that Jesus is the Son of GOD and that He died and rose again it has to be obedient to GOD. Similarly, any attack that comes against us has been planted in our mind or the mind of our enemy by the devil. Consequently, as we war we do so against mindsets and thought processes. As Paul says, in Corinthians, we wrestle against imaginations and every pretension that sets itself against the knowledge of GOD.


Still, our biggest challenge is the way we perceive the attacks that come our way. We must always keep in mind that GOD is stronger than any demon that could ever attack us and that the battle has already been won.


When the word spiritual warfare is mentioned most people think of demonic attacks. Some Churches have taken it to another level as they perceive that every situation we face is a demonic attack and that all the prayers and teachings carried out there are an opportunity to cast out demons!


I do appreciate all the Churches I have visited in my spiritual walk and all the lessons I have learned. However, I strongly caution that even if demons do exist we should be very careful not to see a demon in everything that goes wrong. For instance, there was a time when I used to cast demons out of every situation until I realized that some situations happened because of negligence while GOD let others happen in order to teach me a lesson. Still others happened because I had acted out of folly not wisdom.


I also learned that I need to be discerning enough to realize when I am being attacked by demons or need to apply wisdom, repent of my folly, and learn a lesson.


In addition to this, during my quiet time with GOD it was revealed to me that the highest level of spiritual warfare is repentance and forgiveness of sin. When Jesus asked GOD to ‘forgive them for they did not know what they were doing’, on the cross, the defeat of the enemy was made manifest. This is the very root of Christ’s coming down to earth - salvation. Through the blood of the Lamb, our sins were forgiven and the enemy was defeated.


Monday, 5 January 2015

...as I Fight For Them...

After I had posted the earlier post entitled, ‘ISRAEL: The Valley of Berecah’, the Spirit of GOD insisted that I should post this one as well.

The Word of GOD

Instead of fighting, Armies will praise and worship me (in song) as I fight for them and I will give them victory and rest from all their enemies.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

ISRAEL: 'The Valley of Beracah'


Israel, refer to 2Chronicles 20.

As you stand still and praise the beauty of holiness, GOD will fight your battles for you. As in the days of king Jehoshaphat, receive the news, call for national prayer and fasting, and hear what GOD is saying to you.

“After this, the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to make war on Jehoshaphat. Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom,from the other side of the Sea. It is already in Hazezon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi). Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to enquire of the LORD, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the LORD; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him. Then Jehoshaphat stood up in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem at the temple of the LORD in the front of the new courtyard and said: “O LORD, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no-one can withstand you. our God, did you not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it for ever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? They have lived in it and have built in it a sanctuary for your Name, saying, `If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’ “But now here are men from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, whose territory you would not allow Israel to invade when they came from Egypt; so they turned away from them and did not destroy them. See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us as an inheritance. our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the LORD. Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite and descendant of Asaph, as he stood in the assembly. He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: `Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.’“ Jehoshaphat bowed with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the LORD. Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the LORD, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice. Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the LORD your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendour of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures for ever.” As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. The men of Ammon and Moab rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another. When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked towards the vast army, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no-one had escaped. So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing [Some Hebrew manuscripts and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts corpses] and also articles of value — more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it. On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Beracah, where they praised the LORD. This is why it is called the Valley of Beracah [Beracah means praise.] to this day. Then, led by Jehoshaphat, all the men of Judah and Jerusalem returned joyfully to Jerusalem, for the LORD had given them cause to rejoice over their enemies. They entered Jerusalem and went to the temple of the LORD with harps and lutes and trumpets. The fear of God came upon all the kingdoms of the countries when they heard how the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel. And the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side. So Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he became king of Judah, and he reigned in Jerusalem for twenty-five years. His mother’s name was Azubah daughter of Shilhi. He walked in the ways of his father Asa and did not stray from them; he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD. The high places, however, were not removed, and the people still had not set their hearts on the God of their fathers. The other events of Jehoshaphat’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the annals of Jehu son of Hanani, which are recorded in the book of the kings of Israel. Later, Jehoshaphat king of Judah made an alliance with Ahaziah king of Israel, who was guilty of wickedness. He agreed with him to construct a fleet of trading ships. After these were built at Ezion Geber, Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, “Because you have made an alliance with Ahaziah, the LORD will destroy what you have made.” The ships were wrecked and were not able to set sail to Trade (2Chronicles 20).

You must be ready to take your spiritual and physical position and watch GOD do what He did for King Jehoshaphat and all Judah then. Be careful who you align yourselves with. Seek GOD for every 'move' that you make and watch Him be the GOD of Israel.

When you praise GOD, you will see Him turn your enemies against each other. Your GOD will do to your enemies what He did to Egypt and, this time as well, you will get to carry away their riches and precious jewels after the battle has been won. GOD will give you rest from all your enemies.