STARTING TO FINISH (2) - MATTHEW 14:22-23

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Beloved of God, 

Greetings of love in Jesus name!

The 38th Edition of ALL NATIONS WOMEN CONGRESS on world evangelisation is here!

Theme: A GREAT HOST!
Psalm 68:11  (Amp) 'The Lord gives the word [of power]; the women who bear and publish [the news] are a great host'.

Date - 14th-15th October 
Time- 5pm-8pm-Friday 
         -9am-3pm- Saturday 

Venue - Dream Centre of the Life Oasis Int'l Church, H.Q., Osogbo,
Be there! All things are yours!

Jesus is Lord!
Rev. Oyenike Areogun

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The battles that define your identity are always personal even in the midst of a corporate attack and they are battles of thoughts and words. That’s why it is very difficult for you to give a flaky counsel when somebody is in a battle. 

When the bible says, “be strong”, it’s not talking of muscles. God makes you strong before allowing you to step into certain situations. Battles are a part of life. Battles stand between us and the next level of our lives; either corporate or personal because in this story as read in Matthew 14:22-33, it was after Jesus said this that he met the mad man of Gadarene and the ministry of Jesus exploded into a wider region but before that explosion there was a battle waiting for them: both corporate for the apostles and individual for Peter. It is strong men that come out of battles better, weak men come out wounded. Don’t allow yourself to be knocked externally, you must develop internal strength from the word of God. Fill yourself with right thoughts and the word of God because the bible says my thoughts are not your thoughts, my words are not your words, the words of God are the expression of  the thoughts of God that He put in words. When you fill yourself with it, you are fortifying your mind with the thoughts of God before the battles of life come.

Verse 25, and Jesus went unto them walking on the sea, now what is the fourth watch of the night, which is 3-6 am. When you are in the midst of spiritual warfare, take heed. I did a series on the watches of the night for God’s people: the watch 12am to 3am is like the demonic time in the night when the devil hovers around to pick against people, and I encourage people to engage in war fare between 12am and 6am. This time frame is always a time for communication. Take some time to pray, then go to sleep and dream; sleep is a divine gift, it’s not the devil’s gift. When you are in the season of warfare, don’t waste your night.

PRAYER: Lord, I fortify myself with your words this day in the name of Jesus. I overcome battles of life and come out victorious in Jesus name. Amen.

Bible in a year: Jeremiah 22:1-23:20, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12, Psalm 83:1-18, Proverbs 25:11-14