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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, DSc, D.D

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Make War With Words

Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips (Hosea 4:2).

Being born again, we're engaged in a spiritual warfare: a fight of faith. Actually, it's called "the good fight of faith" (1 Timothy 6:12). It's a good fight, because we always win. If a Christian loses in the good fight of faith, then he or she isn't using the right arsenal; and part of that arsenal is prophecy.

In 1 Timothy 1:18, the Apostle Paul, by the Spirit, gave an important charge to Timothy, and by extension, the rest of us, saying, "This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare."

So, you see, we make war with prophecies. Don't let the Word of the Lord that has gone forth concerning your finances, health, family, business or career fall to the ground. Use them in your fight of faith. Make war with them. No matter what comes against you; no matter the challenges or crisis you face, declare the Word.

It's time to make war with those prophecies you wrote somewhere in your note or diary. God gave you those words to affirm the same thing in consent. If you don't say it, it won't work. "He said; so that we may boldly say..." (Hebrews 13:5-6).

For example, Isaiah 43:2 says, "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."

Don't just read that and be quiet; respond. Declare, "I'm forever protected and fortified against all evil and wickedness in this world. I dwell in the safety and peaceful habitation of the Almighty; a place of glory, dominion, and everlasting joy, where I reign and rule with Christ over circumstances." In the face of trouble or adversity, make war with words. Affirm your victory. Hallelujah!

Prayer

Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the Holy Spirit at work in me, and the ability He's granted me to speak forth words of power. Even now, I declare that I'm functioning in supernatural supply, strength, ability, wisdom and knowledge; I know things by the Holy Ghost, and I'm walking in, and fulfilling my destiny in Christ, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Further Study

Ecclesiastes 8:4

1 Timothy 4:14-15

Hebrews 13:5-6

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