Well good afternoon everyone, I hope your day has been blessed and you enjoyed watching football last night. I personally didn’t watch it as I am not much of a fun of Football but I know a lot of people watch it so for those that support England I hope you are not too upset that England is out of the World Cup. Anyways on another note, I have been away from blogging in a while, but I blog as and when I feel inspired by the Holy Spirit. Also I have needed a lot of learning and pruning by the Holy Spirit in pretty much every area of my life: from my mind, my mouth, my relationships, my calling and many more. God has had me on a journey that will take me years to explain but nonetheless I am grateful for the lessons he teaches me.
I have some super good news to share with you, and one of them is I passed my driving test exactly a month ago and I am so so grateful to God. He has strengthened me and made me much stronger. I have actually seen things happen that are not by my own power. I preach differently, I have met different people that I have been praying for, I am more confident in my own skin, I could go on and on. What about you? How have you been? What have you been up to? Have you been possessing and taking what belongs to you? Well, this what this blog is about. I want to talk to you about taking ground, possess all that God has for you.
Let start with a scripture. Joshua 6:2 says “And the LORD said to Joshua, “Behold, I have delivered Jericho and its king and fighting men into your hands.” There are things that God have given to you, that he destined just for you, but you see we are in a fallen world and before Christ took the keys of authority from Satan, there were areas he dominated on this earth and in our lives. However, now that we are born again and live in Christ, the world belongs to us, and we are the light of this world, are different. We can therefore take every ground that the enemy possessed and what residing in. This could be that in your life the devil controls your mind and it sleeps you into depression or stress when things don’t work out the way you want things to. It could be death or disease, or fear of certain things. Whoever you are and whatever you do it is important to find out what have you just accepted in your life? What do you just allow in your life as the way life is? Is depression and anxiety, it he controlling through addiction to drugs and sex. Do you jump from relationship to relationship hoping to find love, or are you reaching for the higher goals and find that there is a lot of opposition.
This has been my fight since 2016 and I am so so glad that God trusted me enough to handle the tests he has brought me to. Since 2016 I have learned to stand in the authority that God has given me and stay in that place of authority no matter how I feel or think, or what others say. This is what this blog is all about. Do you know you have authority over the devil and any other things that in this world? The only thing you don’t have control over is people but other than that, your daddy God owns this world, he is above it and he lives on the inside of you. I mean it doesn’t get any better than that. Let’s see what Luke 10:19 says “See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you.” God has given you power over all the power that the devil possess, including the things in your life he stills occupies because you haven’t kicked him out yet.
I will give you an example, one of the things that I thought I deserved is unhealthy relationships. I didn’t know my value from young age, so I took things more personally than I should have. I started to get my value in relationships. The problem is, I didn’t have a standard because the standards I had were from people who were imperfect but I didn’t know that because God was not my standard. So naturally accepted what people thought about me and whatever they gave me, I accepted what they believed about me and how they treated me. Naturally therefore I tried to be in more relationships to prove I am valuable and when those relationships didn’t work out, I believed it was because I was not good enough, that it must have been my fault, that something was wrong with me. As time went on that became a very deep stronghold that drove to pursue self-value in all the wrong things to the point I actually believed that I was not good enough or worse that I don’t deserve better than that. So although I desired great relationships I didn’t believe I deserve them, which was why attracted them everywhere, those that I didn’t deserve.
It wasn’t until 2016 when another relationship ended that God confronted me to stand up for myself and affirm who he says I am. I started affirming, declaring and decreeing what my value is, I prayed a lot, and studied often on my identity. It has not been easy but I can actually tell you that I am blessed and I do value myself now and if you don’t like me depending on the person, of course it hurts but then I get over it and move on. It’s not my problem if you don’t like me, that between you and God, you figure it out because I far as I am concerned God says I am his favourite, that he loves me and chose me according to Ephesians 1:4, that he made me in his image according Genesis 1:27. Once God dealt with that he then started to deal with the things I was still settling for. This meant I was always defending myself, meaning although I knew the word of God, and knew my value I was still accepting the other gifts from the devil. To put it plainly there were still situations that were happening in my life that I started to realise didn’t need to happen. For example, instead of praying for healing, I can declare and walk in divine health. Instead of settling for negative friendships, I can study about having Godly friendships and affirm, pray for Godly ones. Instead of accepting depression and anxiety as my normal disposition, fight and start standing what the bible says about joy and enjoying life. We are called to live in a life of wonder, joy, faith, love and hope.
So I started feeling uncomfortable of staying in relationships I didn’t like, with people I didn’t enjoy myself with, or staying with people that were not Gods standard for me. You see my value was in God now not in relationship so I could do without one meaning God was able to show me what I really deserved. I turned down many men and accepted a few dates as well, but I found that I could see clearly and I was not desperate to be with anyone, and with that I was more confident so I could say no to a relationship I didn’t feel like I needed to be in and for that I am grateful to my God. I found out that God desires the best for me, he doesn’t want me to settle, so I found myself refusing to settle, and the more I fought that, the more people I didn’t want would come into my life. It was then I realised the enemy was trying to destroy my life through relationships, he was sending the wrong people, people that were clearly not my type to destruct me and I am grateful to God I didn’t settle. Even when you meet the right people I am finding that the devil will then try to put in your head and thoughts what you like and don’t like, he will attack your emotions or try to even bring back securities that you dealt with years ago because he is worried that you are carrying and taking more ground, that you are realising how defeated he really is.
So I have to ask you, have you taken on something you that you have always wanted and know that it is Gods will for your life but suddenly there has been so much opposition? Yeah that’s because you are dispossessing what the enemy held and he is throwing everything he has at you to cower and settle and to not pursue God and his will. This is when you have to know your word, and confess it, meditate and study Gods word regularly so that you use that word against him, because it is the one thing he cannot stand. Declare and decree that you have been given authority, that you have the authority given to you by Christ Jesus. Go father and tell him that you are going to take everything that belongs to you. The devil needs to know that you know your authority in Christ Jesus. He needs to know that you believe the word of God that you are saying. Jesus did the same thing. In Matthew 4:1-11, the devil tempted Jesus in more ways than one and Jesus always replied with the world of God. Let’s see the dialogue that the devil had between himself and Jesus and we can see how Jesus always stood in authority:
“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be temptedby the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]”
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me. Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.”
It’s your time to cast the devil out, to stand up and to take authority given to you by Christ Jesus. If Jesus had to remind the devil of his identity we need to as well. Now you are not fight to get victory, because we already have the victory in Jesus Christ. You are fight from victory, you are taking what is yours and refusing to accept just anything from the devil, which is what, makes it a fight. The devil thrives in unrighteousness, but we thrive walking in the righteousness and that always win. So if you don’t want to fight for yourself, fight because of justice, don’t let the devil destroy your life. 1 corithains 15:57 says: But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 8:37 says “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” I hope you saw that, you and I are more than conquerors and we have the victory in him, all we need to do is stand on his word. The more word you put in you the more lies of the devil are exposed and the more ground you can take.
So who told you you are not good enough, where did that believe come from: it’s from the enemy. He wants to paralyze you and make you ineffective but you can do all thing through Christ Jesus who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13) and you have the wisdom of Christ to handle any situations, you just have to believe that. Ask God to show you areas in your life that you allow the enemy to control, areas that you have just accepted to be that way even though you see others succeeding in that very thing you once desired. Have you given up on things and accepted life to be a certain way? Well its time to take ground and possess what belongs to. Take your laugh back, take your mind back, take emotions back, take your family, back, and take your relationships, and finances and manymore.
Study the word in that area, fast if you have to, pray often about that mind-set and remember to agree with God be confessing his word every day, then fight, don’t give up, don’t back down until you have Gods best in every area of your life but the one way to do all this is having a deep intimate relationship with God and meditating regularly on his word. This is what helps me to identify areas that I need to take in a specific moment.
I hope this has helped. Love you guys.