By Funmi Komolafe
It’s the beginning of another week. We all have plans as to what to do and what to expect. By the grace of God, every positive plan you have for this week will become a reality in Jesus name.
A student may expect a result that will take him to the next stage. A young lady hopes to get married before the end of this year. Someone in business expects patronage that will boost his business.
Couples that have been living without children are hopeful that very soon, the cries of a baby will be heard in their home.
We can go on and on.
However, dreams may remain at that level and never become a reality.
For our dreams to be realized, we need to take some steps but at other times, these steps are taken yet, there are no results.
Why? It’s simply because something has obstructed that dream. It could be the physical activities of someone, or a group of people.
Where this is known, you may be in a position to address it and move forward.
At other times, these forces are spiritual even when you are prayerful.
This explains why we pray and fast and nothing happens.
There was this young lady who had been married for about 15 years without a child. As she approached the canteen of her office to have her lunch, a fellow colleague approached her and said, to her “ I don’t know what you are praying for but God said he has answered you”.
She said Amen but she did not become a mother until about seven years after.
The Holy Bible gives us an example of answers to prayers stopped by a spiritual force in Daniel 10 vs1-14. Let’s see how Daniel set his self apart for serious prayers in verse s 2&3 “ In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled”.
In verses12 &13, we see what hindered Daniel from receiving answers to his prayers. “ Then said he, unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before they God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
But the price of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days; but low, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia”.
But for the help that came from angel Michael, Daniel’s prayers would have remained unanswered.
The power of the Almighty God will dismantle whatever constitutes a prince of Persia to your aspirations in Jesus name.
This should renew our faith that our God is able and no force can stop the Lord.
It should also give you an assurance that what you have been expecting may be delayed but with God on your side, you will eventually receive it.
Are some people gathered against you in your office to stop you from moving forward, are relations of your husband gathered against you because you are still waiting on the Lord for children?
Have you bought land and some people have gathered against you, vowing they will not see you possess your possession?
Whatever, may be their reason for the gang up, God has a word for you.
Isaiah 54 vs. 15 “ Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather against thee shall fall for your sake”.
Be not afraid.No matter who is involved in the gang up, stand firm with God and you will be victorious.
I’ll share with you, the story of a woman who got married and didn’t have children. Her husband’s relations met and concluded that the man should marry another wife who will bear children and keep her in another town. The man refused. They even planned to bring a lady from London, the man still refused. Then they plotted to kill the lady through a car accident but God had warned the prayerful lady not to ever travel to meet her husband’s relations. She fully complied and their plot failed.
To shorten the story, the woman took in but her husband kept it from his relations. May I say, God sealed his lips? Despite all the challenges, the woman had during the pregnancy, God finally delivered her and she gave birth to a baby boy.
Her husband’s relations were stunned. They began to fight one another because they felt those who were assigned to monitor her failed to report back.
In the name of the Almighty God, every gang up against you and your family will fail.
The truth is, men can form a limitation against anyone, but God is able to lift you up in a manner that your adversaries will be confused.
Is your business thriving and you are happy, bear in mind that it is not everyone around you that is happy. Someone is certainly not happy. Haven’t you heard people say, “ is he / she the only one?” When you begin to hear such things even as a joke from your friend or relation, please is on watchful.
Take its seriously and pray against unfriendly friends.
You are assured that God will deal with them. Psalm 68 vs. 1 & 2 “ LET God arise, let his enemies be scattered; let them also that hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God”.
For God to arise for you, you must be sure that you are not guilty of the same.
Your ways must be right before the Lord.
Act 3 vs. 2-10, the story of the lame man at the gate of the temple called Beautiful. He had accepted his limitation which is inability to walk but God used Peter to change his story.
He got instant healing which he never expected. You too can get an answer beyond your expectation only if you believe God and exercise your faith.
Let’s see the reaction of the people when they saw the man’s limitation removed.
Verse 10 of the same chapter recorded it this way, “ And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened to him”.
In the name of Jesus, whatever has been a limitation in your life will be lifted and you will be amazement to all.
Testimony- A brother in one of the Pentecostal churches testified that his friend contested the position of the kingship of his town and won but he was denied the kingship. The brother invited the price to the Holy Ghost night where a word of prophecy was released concerning him. “ Later events changed in the town and he was recalled to take his position”.
Brethren, whatever an enemy or a group of enemies have of have taken from you, in the name of Jesus, posses your possession.
God will remove every limitation in Jesus name.