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THE GIFT OF PAINS

Life is filled with many thing that we look forward to seeing, wonderful gift; gifts of people, possessions, positions and many desirable things. At the same time, it is filled with ups and downs, hills and valleys, mountains and plains and different seasons of life but it must be known that it is the combinations of these that make the best out of life.

Gifts are desirable. Everybody wants them, especially if they are thing that one needs at that moment. This gift could be physical or intangible but when it comes, it is often embraced  for the reason that it comes not as a result of your labour but due to the willingness and the kindness of the heart of the giver. No matter the size of a gift, it is welcoming, especially when it comes from the heart that is loving and kind. Hence, it is not the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.

It is not the size of the gift that matters but the size of the heart that gives it

On several occasion people had been presented different gifts – houses, clothes, motor car, scholarship, precious gems, books and other material things and to crown it all, our Maker is the Giver of gifts (James 1:17) and He gives unreservedly (James 1:5).

But in addition to the gifts listed, there is a particular gift that comes our way that we often want to avoid and if possible, we want to do without it, but the reality is that every gift has something important to do in our lives and this gift is the Gift of Pain.

While gifts are desirable pains are undesirable. When we go through pain, we feel hurt and confused, disturbed and disorganised. While some pains should be avoided, there are some that should be gladly welcome because of the outcome of such in our lives (Heb. 12:11). He that wants to avoid such a pain cannot avoid the consequences of the avoidance.

A student that does not want to go through the pains of going to classes and studying hard must be ready to welcome failure when it knocks; an entrepreneur that does not want to bear the pains of starting a business and weathering the storms will surely consume his seed of investment before it germinates; a minister of the Gospel that does not want to go through the necessary pains of the ministry will find himself in the category of people like Demas who quit ministry and abandoned faith.

However, it must be clearly understood that every good thing that we are seeing today passed through the process of pain. Remember before gold become attractive it must have gone through fire and the degree of the fire it passed through is what determines it lustre and its price in the market. Indeed anyone that will not leave his comfort zone cannot arrive at his comfort land, in other words journeying from comfort zone to comfort land requires going through the process of pain.

Anyone that will not leave his comfort zone cannot arrive at his comfort land

The Narrative from a Shining Gold

I wish we could approach these gold that we desire and spend fortunes to get and they will have something to tell us about how they were gently sitting in their ore state deep down in the soil, black, dark and uninviting. All of a sudden, they started hearing the sound of digging and terribly discomfiting and discomforting activities were being carried out on them. Shortly, the soil covering them were removed and that was not enough they were being cut in piece and evacuated from their comfort zone.

The narrative from one of the gold continues. From there, they were carried into the factory and brought before the waiting furnace in the processing area called the kiln. The fire was increased and they were pushed into it. The experience in the fire was not very sweet (as narrated).

Pain is necessary. Sometimes it is the teacher that we require to bring out the best out of us, indeed it is a hidden gift of healing and hope ~ Janet Jackson

It was hot and painful in the kiln and as the temperature is increasing so was the pain but after a while, when we examine ourselves we can see the dirt and impurities covering us being removed, indeed when the dross is taken away from the silver, there will be a vessel for the smith (Pro 25:4). We waited and patiently pass through the process in the furnace and here we are shining as everybody can see.

That is the imaginative report of one of the piece of gold that you spend fortune to get. It is always good that we imagine and know that they passed through processes of pains before emerging as the shining gold that can stand the test of times and seasons, and experiences of life.

 

Every pain is a gift and opportunity just as every disappointment will lead another appointment if properly engaged

Although, Pain is a gift that nobody wants but the reality of it is that it is unavoidable because life is not just about the pain but the result it brings. We will only begin to enjoy the benefits that pains stand to give us when we are seeing it in its true appearance, as a gift.

There is a silent beauty hidden amongst pain, if you will sit in it you may never find it but if you grow through it, you will find the treasure ~ Nickki Rowe

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Power of Prophetic Declaration

 

Prophetic declaration is a powerful force that can move your life to the next level that you desire. But it cannot be real to you except you understand its operations.

Prophetic has a dimension you need to be aware of. Truly, prophets operates under the influence of the Holy Spirit. They speak what they hear from the Lord or what they have been inspired to say. But you don’t need to have the gift of prophecy before you can engage prophetic declaration.

The force of prophetic declaration can be applied when you discover the revelation in God’s word and your mouth becomes a channel by which you speak it out by faith.

Understanding the Force of Prophetic Declaration

When you have the understanding of how to engage prophetic declaration, it becomes real to your life. Meanwhile, to operate in the supernatural is to operate above the natural, you operate in the realm that the natural cannot understand when you declare God’s word under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

     Force of Prophetic Declaration can therefore be defined as the way God supernaturally intervenes in the affairs of life when we speak as He commands.

 

How to Become a Spiritual Commander

 

Let me explain further. Sometime ago, the Lord spoke to me about the issue of command. To command simply means to order, exercise supreme authority over a particular situation just as it is done in military. Command also means to demand, to have within sight, range, influence or control.

So, command is about setting in motion a sequence of operations by giving out an order. In other words, command is not carried out until it is spoken or given out. Every time you speak as you are commanded by God you become a commander. You act in delegated authority on behalf of God.

From Dry bones to an Exceedingly Great Army

God’s word is God’s command. When you give it out under the influence of the Spirit of God, it becomes a force that set things in motion for you.  From the story in Ezekiel 37:1-14, we can see that no matter how bad a situation is, it takes a prophetic declaration by faith under the influence of the Holy Spirit to turn it around for good.

When the spirit of God moves you to speak, you operate in the prophetic.

Our lives are tied to our mouths. Whatever comes out of our mouth determines what comes out of our lives. All we have experienced so far is the product of what we have declared concerning our lives so far.

Speaking positive confessions by speaking the promises in God’s word will change your life and move your destiny to the next level.