- Posted by Edith Ohaja
- On March 21, 2019
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Hallelujah! Today is my birthday and it wouldn’t have been possible without the Lord’s preserving power. That is why I thank Him from the depth of my heart today and always.
The Lord is the Most High and His word takes preeminence over anything that has been spoken or written by the powers that be in every age or domain. Every authority is subject to Him because all things were created by Him.
“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” – Colossians 1:16.
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You see, some spiritual entities determined to cut my life short at a young age but the Lord overruled. Demonic witnesses were screaming the terms of pre-subsisting covenants. The sentence was passed and they began to attack me relentlessly. They strenuously worked to cut off my cries that I had subscribed to a superior covenant in Christ Jesus. I was overwhelmed, pulled along inexorably by a grim fate. But God Almighty stepped in and turned the tide. He overturned the guilty verdict and annulled the death sentence.
The question the evil enforcers had to wrestle with was, “Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?” Lamentations 3:37 (NIV) The enemy and his lieutenants presented their tokens in dispute but the Lord answered with the blood of Jesus and He’s still answering them to date in line with His word that He “delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us” – 2 Corinthians 1:10 (NKJV).Where the word of a king is, there is power- Eccl. 8:4- and our God is the King of kings. Click To Tweet
This is why I see myself as a trophy of God’s grace and everyday as a special gift from Him. I marvel at His goodness and I testify to whoever is reading this that you can be a beneficiary of the same mercy and grace. Whatever evil may have been purposed against you by whosoever doesn’t have to happen. Run to the Lord for help today; accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and the counsel of the Lord will prevail in your case. No matter the rank of the powers contending over your life, God’s good purpose for your life will overtake their wicked designs. The story of your life shall be in consonance with Isaiah 14:27:
“For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?”
His purpose is that anyone who receives Jesus shall no longer be oppressed by the devil (Acts 10:38, Psalm 89:22). Rather, they shall be a sign and wonder on the earth, a testament to God’s invincible power and matchless grace (Acts 2:43). And the Lord will forever be their refuge (Psalm 91). That shall be your portion in Jesus’ name.
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To receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, please pray this short prayer:
PRAYER FOR SALVATION
Almighty God, I repent of my sins and ask You to forgive me. I receive the work Jesus did for me by shedding His blood for my sins. Write my name in the Lamb’s Book of Life and send Your Spirit to live in my heart and teach me Your word. I receive the grace to live a life that honours You henceforth in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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“… thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.
“I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.”
“27. The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them. 28. Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew. 29. Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.”
The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible except where otherwise stated.
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