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Proverbs 19:21. There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.



 



Ezekiel 38:10. Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:



 



God is the head of principalities - the father of all spirits. 



God is a destiny designer. Everything that he does is good but we can him a destiny changer - why? Because he is one that redesigns, rearranges, reorganise, repairs and restores destinies to the original that he intended from the foundation of the world.



 



That means the one that changes destinies is the enemy, witches and evil workers.



 



Ephesians 1 - 21. Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 



 



The name of Jesus Christ is far above and has power above the powers of the enemy.



But when you don’t recognise the power or reverence the power or acknowledge the power it may not automatically work for you.



 



Colossians 1:13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15. Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17. And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 



 



People ask me why is it that we receive prophesy and they are delayed and appears not to be forth coming ?



 



I wonder a lot in this and while I do not claim to know that answer to individual cases, I found that




  1. God’s word never fail - covenants are defended but promises claimed maybe our own soulful desires and not of God - and if not of God he will not defend it

  2. While it is possible for God to want to use the situation to work for his plan and glorify himself - God is not the cause of the issue BUT will use the situation for his glory ——/IN HIS OWN TIME!!

  3. A prophesy when given must be prayed into manifestation with purpose and diligence. It is like the monkey that they prophesied to that in 7 days you will become human but was given a warning and told to keep himself. On the 6th day he came out dancing and announcing to everyone that tomorrow he will become human. That is how he lost the opportunity of becoming human. Also I remember several prophets prophesied that President Goodluck Jonathan will return as president- He did not. In Ekiti State it was prophesied that PDP through Fayose will continue but it was overturned.

  4. From Colossians 1:16 - God is the creator of all things and so the head BUT the subjects have power by themselves to act. Think of a manager in the office as an example with executive power in the domain - they can do and any decisions they take will not always be reversed. In Nigeria, the Vice President sacked some officials that are close to the president. Etc etc etc

  5. There are many voices and we need to be emphatic, determined and decisive in our objective - 1 Corinthians 14 - 10. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 11. Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. 



There are many voices that are contending against the testimonies you desire and unless you fight relentlessly you will not see the results desired.



 



God can overrule the voice and counsels of the wicked and we can also ask God to overturn the counsels that are contrary to us - Your silence is not being holy - it only gives the enemy the last voice to stand.



 



XxxxxxxO let the wickedness come to an end



 



The counsel of the Lord is expressed in the word of God for you. Psa 40:7; Heb 10:7- 



 



——-But have you discovered what is written about you?



——-Are you pursuing what is written about you?



——-Are you persistently praying and seeking the Lord concerning the vision and dream you have ?



To know the counsel of God for you, a family, a community or a nation, you must stay connected to God in prayer / word and meditation and obey the voice of the Lord.



 



God will always defend himself when we are obedient and faithful to his word but punish disobedience ——-



—- See rejection of SAUL - he was only rejected because of disobedience.



— God’s covenant stood with Abraham and David because they obeyed God. That means The covenant could have been broken when sin comes in - is that right ?



—— what about Israel - God chose them but punished their hard heartedness.



 



 



The truth is when God gives a commandment it does not always makes sense but when we obey you will get results later then people will see and rejoice with you——-/



 



Let me use this personal example to encourage you




  1. I sensed in my spirit to bless a person - the source to bless the person was not mentioned to me but I had to obey.

  2. A family member was visited recently with gifts - my salary did not increase but I had to obey - obedience is better than sacrifice.



 



1 Cor 2:9 - 1 Corinthians 2 - 9. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 



 



 



 



The counsel of God is that this month -




  • you shall live and not die to proclaim the faithfulness of God

  • This month of September you shall experience the power of God

  • This month of September you shall bring forth new ideas and creative gifts

  • This new month you shall birth and manifest the blessings of the lord 

  • This new month healing, restoration and reunion / reconciliation moves are being organised 

  • This new Month you are moving forward to new achievements and deliver your best potentials



 



Xxxxxxx. Many organisations are planning and shutting down due to slowing down of business activity and unpredictability of the market place. Be wise when you take decisions.....in your work places



 



Xxxxxxx There is uncertainty about the future of the country - Brexit. Many companies will move out and done will move in.



 



Xxxxx economy will shrink and there will be increased poverty and competition. Already they are telling us the cost of done food is going up because there is no rain etc



 



Unemployment will increase and as you know net migration will reduce.



 



This is the time to store wealth and not ostentatiously. Save your hard earned money and start LOOKING FOR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.



 



More than conquerors Rom 8:32-




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