The world is more than space, time and matter;
it is more than people, geography and drama!
It is a thoroughly organised system specially
tempered, formulated and forged to squelch
and extinguish God on earth. It is the most
comprehensive organised rebellion against the
kingdom of God and His righteousness.
Being in the world is being in a war zone.
The Bible says,
No one engaged in warfare entangles himself
with the affairs of this life. (2 Timothy 2:4, NKJV)
What are some of the affairs of this life?
They are the multidimensional, in-your-face,
sanity-bending, prayer life-decimating;
and word-choking cares of this world and
deceitfulness of riches (Matthew 13:22).
The ruthless enemy of our souls has his minions
constantly working overtime to ensure every
single believer is
bombarded with these.
The machines and mortars of hell are stationed
in every inch of the world system to ensure the
believer is constantly
distracted from consistently engaging the two
most important pillars of
the Christian faith system namely:
1. The ministry of the word
2. Prayer (Acts 6:4)
The supernatural victory that is supposed to be
the daily experience of the believer is hinged upon
these two pillars.
Sadly, many a Christian today does not give
themselves continually to them.
Little wonder it is therefore that the power surge
that is supposed to rise from believers’ lives on
account of the latent power of the Holy Ghost in them
to bring down satanic installations in their spheres of
influence is reduced to a deplorable power outage!
I stated in one of my posts hereon that one of the
weapons a country must have to qualify as a military
superpower in the
twenty-first century is the aircraft carrier which is
capable of unleashing
Armageddon anywhere it is pitched against.
The United States has 20
commissioned aircraft carriers, China has only one!
This is why it is a fact that
no nation comes close to the superior military might
of the United States of
America as of now.
But one million aircraft carriers cannot deal with
the least demon from hell. This is because they
are man-made, carnal weapons.
This is why the Holy Ghost in the believer is mightier
than any man-made weaponry-He can empower
the believer to destroy
every work of darkness, trample underfoot any
devil that dares try them.
Yet many believers do not take advantage of His
residence in them.
There is too much distraction for believers these days.
Bills, bills and more bills are the excuse for the
power outage in the lives of many believers.
Every believer has indeed received tremendous
power on account of receiving the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:8).
This power is latent, unexploited like crude oil.
There are well over one thousand products than
can be extracted from crude oil.
To get these products the crude has to be subjected
to different temperatures through heating.
In other words, no heat no product!
How much of the ‘crude’ deposit of the Holy Ghost
we exploit and maximise is not up to God.
No! It is entirely up to us.
Power has been made available to all believers
but not all believers are powerful. Why? Heat!
I lived and worked in Lagos (which is unarguably
the busiest city in Nigeria) for almost six years
during which the devil tried
every possible trick in his bag to shut down
my prayer life and truncate
my engagement with the ministry of the word.
It was crazy I tell you.
I had to learn to study the Bible amid
migraine-dishing generator noise.
I converted the long hours I spent in Lagos
traffic during my commute to and
from work to heat up the ‘crude reserves' in
the chambers of my spirit-praying
in the spirit always. Oh my, the delivery of the
Holy Ghost power products
did not stop as I basked in the endless
refreshing of God’s presence.
I enjoyed power surge nonstop.
The devil failed!
If you heat up the crude reserves continually
by prayer and study, the power surge would
cause you to explode endlessly
with Holy Ghost power products.
You can’t engage the Holy Ghost
on this level and be depressed, and/or need
UEFA Champions League,
or the next box office hit to drive away
boredom or escape sorrow.
You would not need any external stimulant
to spice up your life.
You would experience
firsthand the kingdom of
God which is what the Bible says is not meat
and drink (external merriment,
euphoria and conviviality) but
righteousness, peace and joy in
the Holy Ghost! (Romans 14:17)
There is no excuse to be powerless, cold and
depressed my friend.
Engage the Holy Ghost in
you and keep the products coming.
A cold stove is no threat to cockroaches.
So heat up!
- Apostle Arome Osayi