PREVAILING POWER THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD – Pastor W.F Kumuyi
God’s word is the source, foundation and basis of prevailing supernatural power in our lives, families, and ministries. It is food and nourishment: food for our spirit, soul and body, and nourishment for our mind, thoughts and strength. It supplies health, joy and happiness, and brings assurance and faith through which we possess all we need. Through this word, we have holiness without which no man shall see the Lord, and it grants us wisdom, power for living and strength for our journey towards heaven. God’s word is food – milk and meat, which we must take regularly to be strong, powerful and unconquerable. We must:
2. Chew it to benefit from all the nutrients; crush it, analyze it, apply it, break it down and compare it with your life.
3. Masticate, that is, ponder on it, meditate on it and make it personal.
4. Swallow it, let it sink it into your heart, brain, mind, and consciousness, because it is beneficial to your spiritual health.
5. Take breakfast every day when you are not fasting. Start your day with the word of God.
6. Keep to balanced diet of the word and the doctrines of Christ – salvation, justification, holiness, healing, deliverance, etc. Feed on all the word and different part of the word of God.
7. Exercise: use the strength you gained through the word to – (i) Evangelize sinners (ii) Empty Self out of your system (iii) Encounter situations (iv) Endure Challenges (v) Edify Saints (vi) Evict, expel and eject strangers/squatters – sickness and polluters – and close the door (vii) Exemplify and exhibit Strength.
The word you are hearing today will make you strong and free in Jesus Name. To prevail and be more than a conqueror, we need the ministry and the message that the word bring.
POINT 1: DESIRING AND DRINKING THE SINCERE MILK OF THE WORD
Hebrews 5:12,13; 1 Peter 2:2,1; 1 Corinthians 3:2
Desire it and drink it. “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (1 Peter 2:2).Before you can have that desire and drink properly, there is something to empty out of your life and purge out from your system, “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings” (1 Peter 2:1).You lay aside all these and today, the Lord will cleanse, wash and purge everyone in Jesus Name. If this milk of the word is to do us good, we must:
1. Desire and not despise it
2. Drink it and not just display it
3. Decide (to be a doer of the Word) don’t deceive yourselves.
4. Do it and don’t delay
5. Demonstrate it and don’t dodge it
6. Declare it and don’t decline it
7. Defend it and don’t dilute it (earnestly contend for the faith)
As you take in the word, you will grow in: (1) Grace; (2) Faith – all things are possible to him who believes; (3) Conviction – you take your stand where others compromise; (4) Courage – no intimidation; (5) Strength – higher today than yesterday; (6) Victory; (7) Breakthroughs – in all areas of your life in Jesus name.
“I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able” (1 Corinthians 3:2).Apostle Paul said he fed the Corinthians Church with milk, yet they had salvation, sanctification (1 Corinthians 1:30,7),Holy Ghost baptism and they came not behind in the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit. This will happen in your life today.
POINT 2: DOMINION THROUGH DIGESTING THE STRONG MEAT FOR HIS WARRIORS
Hebrews 5:14; 6:12; 11:24-26; Romans 8:37; 1 John 4:4; 2:12-14
As you are going back home today, and as you take the strong meat of the word, you will be strong and no enemy will conquer you anymore. You will be a conquering and victorious warrior. Power and anointing that breaks every yokes will come upon your life and you will not be running here and there for help. “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews 5:14).Strong meat is the spiritual diet of men and women like Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Daniel (no lion in Babylon was able to touch him), Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Nebuchadnezzar was looking for their ashes but he saw the Son of God in the fire with them), Ruth (who made up her mind to follow Naomi despite her condition as a young widow, and she got the greatest husband in the land in Boaz, and children!), Apostle Peter (in prison, an angel came and his chains were loosed and he was led out. Nothing can tie you down in Jesus name), Paul and Silas in the prison did not wallow in self-pity but prayed and sang and the foundations of the prison were shaken and their chains fell off. Pray, sing and clap anywhere, all the chains will fall off. Stephen, Philip, Aquila and Priscilla, Mary, all had victory in their lives, and we can tell they had been taking the strong meat of the word of God. Follow their example and your faith, power and courage will grow. “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;”(Hebrews 11:24,25). Moses though ready to, never suffered but rather God used him as a mighty instrument in His hand. When you are taking strong meat, you will refuse and reject any gift from Satan, idol worshippers, worldly and carnal people. Sometimes sickness may come as a test of your faith; pray that you will pass the test. Those taking strong meat never give up easily to their problems and challenges; they persevere in prayers. You will persevere and prevail in your challenges and sickness, and healing will come in Jesus Name. Feeding on strong meat makes you strong in faith, in the spirit, for spiritual warfare, on the battlefield, for exploits, in prevailing prayer and over all your enemies. Living only on milk will weaken warriors on the battle field. Improve on your spiritual diet and the same power in Enoch, the same confidence in Peter, and that consecration of Paul will be in your life in Jesus Name. “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).We are more than conquerors. Heavenly protection is upon your life and the wall of fire around you in Jesus Name. (1 John 2:12-14) These are the people that are feeding on strong meat.
POINT 3: DELIGHT IN THE DIET OF SPIRITUAL MANNA FOR YOUR OWN WELFARE
Deuteronomy 8:3; Psalms 78:25; 105:37; 107:20
The manna from heaven is referred to as Angel’s food, and all the dietary needs of the children of Israel were met with in the wilderness. The men, women, children, families, and all the tribes took the same manna. They were healthy, strengthened, fit and free, vigorous and victorious, had 20/20 vision, sharp and clear sight. I pray that all the dimness of sight will vanish and this heavenly manna will make you fit in Jesus Name. They were safe and sound; fine and fresh, whole, hale and hearty. “He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes” (Psalms 105:37). Feed on the Word of God and all your needs shall be supplied. There shall be no feeble person in all our congregations: You are delivered, healed, strengthened, energized, more than conquerors, overcomers, prospered and all the needs of your life are supplied in Jesus Name (Psalms 107:20). It is your day!
Ponder on this! Feeding on strong meat makes you strong in faith, in the spirit, for spiritual warfare, on the battlefield, for exploits, in prevailing prayer and over all your enemies. Living only on milk will weaken warriors on the battlefield. Improve on your spiritual diet. Take the sincere milk and that strong meat as well.
Reflections – God’s word is the source, foundation and basis of prevailing, supernatural power in our lives, families, and ministries.